Friday, August 22, 2014

Raced by K. Bromberg cover reveal with excerpt and giveaway!

For fans of Driven by K. Bromber, this is the perfect Novella to come out. We all have been wondering what Colton Donavan was thinking during the series. To read more about this series, click here for a review I did a while back. Please note the excerpt is more "saucy" than the usual that I post.

The Colton Points of View Collection
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a companion novella to the best selling Driven Trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed). This novella is a compilation of reader requested scenes from the series retold through the eyes of Colton Donavan.

Colton Donavan lived life in the fast lane, but it took Rylee Thomas to teach him what racing was all about.


You think you know me?

Think again.

*Raced is not a complete re-write of the Driven Trilogy. This companion explores pivotal scenes as well as some new ones written in Colton Donavan’s point of view that were not previously published in Driven, Fueled, and Crashed. Hear his thoughts, experience his inner-turmoil, and laugh with him on his journey as he overcomes his demons and accepts what it means to love. 

This novella is for the devoted readers of the Driven series. It is recommended that this companion be read after Driven, Fueled, and Crashed.



“Well, according to you, I took the checkered flag last night, Rylee...” I say as I take a step toward her trying to snap my thoughts in line, make up a reason for being here besides the need to make sure she’s okay when I could have just picked up the fucking phone. I resist the urge to reach out and touch her because I know if I do, my dick will rise to the occasion and do the talking for me. And fuck if I know what it will say.
She licks her lips, dick beginning to win the internal thought process when I suddenly figure out my angle – my in – my stupid ass excuse for showing up the morning after like some pussy-whipped douchebag. Because fuck, you can’t get pussy-whipped after just one taste. Shit like that takes time to acquire.
Or so I’ve heard.
This man might be drawn to the pussy palace but fuck if its queen will hand out orders that I’ll obey.
I take another step toward her, still undecided about my excuse for being here when I glance down momentarily and see her nipples harden through her tank. Well at least I know she’s still attracted to me. Let’s see if I can make her like me again. Give me another chance.
Bingo. Truth shall set me free. There’s the answer. I just want another chance when I’ve never wanted one before.
And therein lies the second question, another chance at what though?


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz

Companion to the hit The Three Ninja Pigs, this fractured fairy tale is a sure-fire storytime hit.

Wolf just can’t catch a break! Ever since the three little pigs started teaching everyone Ninja skills, huffing and puffing just hasn’t been enough to scare up a good meal.

His craving for meat sends Wolf to classes at the dojo, and soon he’s ready to try out his new moves. A little girl and her tiny granny should be easy targets—right?

Not if Little Red has anything to say about it! Kiya!


When I saw this book come through, I had to pick it up for my daughter. A little girl power is always wanted in our house. Especially since she's going through a super hero phase she's going through. Our daughter's biggest request is that the super hero is a girl. Since I brought the book home, I have read this over 20 times. If you have a kid that's a fan of ninja's or even super hero's then this is the book for you. I would say that this is one of the best children’s books of 2014.Ninja Red Riding Hood pacts a great kick!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Another Mini Post

I sometimes wonder how it takes so little to pack and go and so long to get back to regular life after you returned from a vacation. Here's the second of my two mini blog postings since I'm still recovering from vacation and have a ton of books to share.

Rogue by Katy Evans
I don't think it's a secret on this blog that I'm a big fan of Katy Evans and Real. I loved Remy and the story from start to finish on all three books. When I learned she was going to come out with a story on Melanie, I did a "squeeeeeee". What you might not know is the author originally had a story in mind, set to write it and felt awful at the end. Why you ask? Because Greyson, her alpha male in this story demanded attention from her (the author) and a different outcome from what she wrote. So, she scrapped the whole story and started over. This is one of the things I love about the NA book genre. We get to hear these great stories from the author's on their process and what's happening behind the scenes. I loved learning that Greyson too over Katy Evans thinking and mind and demanded a different outcome. The outcome of the new book was amazing and I was glad that Greyson demanded this storyline. I loved him as a character and the debts he provided to it. Melanie was a great character as well. We get to see more into what makes her tick. We also get little snippets from the rest of the gang. If you were a fan of Real, than I would recommend Rogue as your next read. (Now, how do we find out from the author why Greyson has that piercing? I would love to hear the story behind that one.)

 Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
Another "squueeeeee" moment was when I learned that Jamie McGuire was going to write about the Maddox boys. A group of bad boys who love fiercely and fight hard for it. What's not to love about that in a male book character? We met both Cami and Trent in the first book, Beautiful Disaster. What I really liked about this book was that we got behind the scenes of what was happening while Abby and Travis were falling in love. Trent and Cami's story takes place during the same time. So, going into the story you're thinking one thing and by the end, you're turned completely around. Now a not, I'm serious about this, DO NOT read ahead or check out the last few pages. It will spoil the big ending. Trust me since I sneaked a peek. I honestly don't think I would have been able to guess it if I hadn't ruined it by taking a peek. So, don't sneak a peek and defiantly read the book a second time since it will take on a whole new meaning and feel after learning the big secret. My only wish....more at the end. An epilogue would have been awesome. However, we'll see more of the other Maddox brother's which means we'll get to hear how these two are doing.

Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau
The final book in the testing brings it back around like the Hunger Games but with a better resolution. I loved the hunger games but at the end kept asking, "what about that darn pearl?!" I didn't have any lingering questions at the end of this book. However, I do think the author could write and write and write some more on what happens next. I really felt there was more story to be told. To me, that's a sign of a great read. Wanting more and seeing the potential for it to be there. Time and time again, these books have shown Cia to be a wonderful hero for girls to read. Cia is a character that believes in herself but doesn't think she can do it alone. She trusts herself to make the right decisions and find the right people to trust. We need more stories like this for our daughters to read. Trust and math/science winning the day. What's not to love? If you haven't read The Testing yet, make it your next YA read. If you have, make sure to check out Graduation Day!

All books posted today were borrowed from our local library.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sing, Sing a Song

As you might have noticed, it's been a few days (or weeks) since I last posted. I went away to music camp for 8 days to become qualified to teach bass in the Suzuki method. While completing 30 hours of classroom time and 15 hours of observation, I didn't have much time for anything else. Oh, other than reading after a very long day. I managed to go through three books while there but no time to post. My daughter and husband also joined me for music camp and they had a blast. Only three hours of music a day for those two and lots of fun activities in the afternoons.

Then we came home and a cold started working through each member of the house. Needless to say, I'm now sick and cranky for being sick. But this does mean more reading time for me.

To make up for being gone so long, I thought I would do 'mini' post for the next two posts with the books I read while at missing in action. Hope you enjoy!

Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bastard is one of my all time favorite NA books. I love how strong Chloe is and how she's with Bennett. I love how attracted to each other the couple is. With every book in this series, the couple was unique and their own. Nothing was based on a formula. I loved that the most with this series. So, when I first read Beautiful Player, I was more in love than when I first started reading the series. Hanna and Will are prefect for each other. I like how we get to see the other two couple interact with Will and the jokes the boys play on each other. I love how will sits and waits for Hanna to date other people while he's secretly in love with her. There is great laughs and sexy time throughout the entire book. This was my second read of Beautiful Player. I used this book to read at night and to help my mind relax. Instead of humming tunes I heard and talked about all day, I was able to fall easily in the Beautiful world all over again. If you haven't read this series yet, I would insist that it's your next NA read.'s a very hot book!

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

This is the third book in the Discovery of Witches series. I've always been a huge fan of fantasy and when you combine vampires, witches, and daemon's...what's not to love. The series has always balanced a prefect line between history, lore, fantasy, and sexy. The third book was the best of them all, bringing everything together. And as Philippe says, "an ending is always a beginning." I sure hope this means we'll see more in this world from other characters. I can't name the one's I would like to see carry on the story without spoiling it. Trust was epic and my favorites all came back in the end. If you like fantasy and stories with vampires, try this one out. The lore built throughout the book is amazing and a wonderful read!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

This was our August pick for our NA book club. Fangirl has such a unique voice. People either love it or hate it. I liked it. But any girl/boy can relate to the story of Cath, fan fiction writer waiting for her favorite series to come to an end with that one last book. Cough. Cough. Harry Potter. Cath is a fan fiction writer and a good/popular one at that. But Cath is also a freshman going off to college without the help of her twin. Learning how to be on your own at college can be very scary. Thank goodness for a kick butt roommate and a swoon worthy boy. With any good writer, when you finish a book wanting more story, you know they've done their job. I had questions. Lots of them. I wonder with Rowell left it that way so people could come up with their own fan fiction. What I loved about this book was the reminder of what it was like to wait for the last Harry Potter book. I think I told my husband "no questions or talking" while I read it. We even went to the mid-night release to pick it up. Lucky for me he was studying for the bar and needed the quite time as well. If you've been a fangirl, this book will be a great read for you.

And now I'm off to read my copy of Outlander. I watched the preview on Starz and LOVED it. I can't wait to read the book. I was warned that it was quite the sexy for for the 80's when it came out. I'm interested to see how it compares to books nowadays marketed that way. Happy reading!

PS. Sorry for any editorial mistakes. Just wrote this to get it up on the blog =P