Book Blitz: The Last One | Tawdra Kandle | Guest Post | Giveaway

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

The Last One
Author: Tawdra Kandle
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Romance
Released: September 28th 2014


Meghan Hawthorne is restless. The last year has been a roller coaster: her widowed mother just married a long-time family friend. Her younger brother unexpectedly became a father and a husband. Everyone's life is changing. . .except for hers. As she begins her final summer of college, Meghan's looking for excitement and maybe a little romance. Nothing serious; this girl just wants to have fun.

But the only man for Meghan turns out to be the last one she expects.

Sam Reynolds doesn't need excitement, and he doesn't want romance. Fun is out of the question. He's been the steady, responsible one since his parents were killed, and serious is his way of life.

When Sam rescues Meghan alongside a dark Georgia backroad, she falls hard for his deep brown eyes and slow drawl. But making him see her as more than just a party girl won't be easy. Sam's tempted by the fiery young artist, even as he realizes that giving into his feelings will mean radical change. . .maybe more than he can handle.

Nobody ever said love was simple.

Real or Fiction: The Line is Blurry

Being a writer is not for the faint-of-heart, that’s for sure, but being related to or married to a writer is apparently no walk in the park, either. At least, that’s what I hear around my house.

I stand accused of zoning out in the middle of conversations or car rides and of speaking so enthusiastically about my characters that people seem to think they’re real people.

But they are real. . .to me. I completely understand the writer-fantasy of wishing one’s fictional folk would come to life, because I would not at all be surprised if I ran into Meghan at an art supply shop, or Sam at the local hardware store. In my head, their lives are very much three-dimensional. I could tell you at any given time what a character is doing.

It’s why, to me, none of my books seem quite complete. Yes, the story is told. Yes, to the reader,
it’s all wrapped up. But I know more about it. I can’t fit everything in, because I’d never finish a single book. But I do lie awake at night, thinking, “Oh! I never told them about what happened when Meghan talked to Laura and told her about the night with Sam. I never told them about the time Meghan made dinner for Sam.”

So yes, I may get a little carried away when someone asks me about the characters in a book. But I don’t think it’s fair to say I talk about them with more affection than I do my husband and kids. That’s not true.

But let me tell you about what Meghan said the other day. . .

Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books run from YA paranormal romance (THE KING SERIES), through NA paranormal and contemporary romance (THE SERENDIPITY DUET, PERFECT DISH DUO, THE ONE TRILOGY) to adult contemporary and paramystery romance (CRYSTAL COVE BOOKS and RECIPE FOR DEATH SERIES). She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.

A $50 gift card to Amazon or BN
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E-Book Giveaway: The Last Thing You See by Emma South

The Last Thing You See
Author: Emma South
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Romance
Released: September 26th 2014


Harper Bayliss is about to pay the full price of fame. That is, if her stalker’s plans work out.

Hollywood’s new favourite starlet is already feeling overwhelmed by the insecurity of her past, a family that controls her every move, and the stresses that come with her job when a brutal attack from a madman takes that stress to a whole new level. But what neither Harper nor her attacker saw coming was the 6’4”, heavily muscled ex-Marine, Nick Martell, throwing himself in harm’s way to save her. After she visits him in the hospital to offer her thanks, she can’t help but be intrigued by the man she finds beneath the bad boy exterior.

Plagued by guilt over his failure to protect the one person that mattered the most, all Nick wants is to find some peace. The tattooed former Marine is scarred, inside and out, but saving Harper Bayliss might be his first step toward redemption. What’s more, her answer to his heartfelt question is about to send them both down a path of scorching passion…and maybe even love.

With the pressures of Harper’s fame and Nick’s guilt working against them, will their feelings be enough to overcome all the obstacles, including the stalker that’s still out there? If he gets his way he’ll show them that, even if they choose each other, you seldom get to choose the last thing you see.

The Last Thing You See from USA Today bestselling author Emma South is a New Adult Romance about letting go of the past to find unconditional love in the present.
**This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I'm in my thirties and living in New Zealand. About 2 years ago I lost somebody very close to me. I was lucky in a way, I was given enough time to make a promise. My promise was that I would never forget our young and innocent love, and it's a promise I intend to keep.

My writing is a way to help me keep that promise. I've always enjoyed writing but was forced into being 'prudent' and giving myself over to soul-crushing office work for the sake of a steady salary. Recent events forced me to re-evaluate my priorities and I decided to take a chance. I like to put little pieces of 'us' into my writing, from funny conversations we had, to apocalyptic arguments, to that special feeling you get when you hop into bed fully aware that your feet are freezing but your partner doesn't kick you away.

Even though these things are set in fictional worlds and attached to fictional characters, in a way it feels like I'm doing something that will make our love live forever. If somebody reads one of my stories and likes a joke or sheds a tear, then our love has lived on, and I thank any readers I might have for that.

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Trailer Thursday: Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe + Taken 3

Earth & Sky
Series: Earth & Sky #1
Author: Megan Crewe
Release Date: October 28th 2014
Publisher: Skyscape

Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the visions of disaster that torment her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: that our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, life on Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for humans and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar’s help to save the world and keep the very fabric of reality together. Megan Crewe’s latest tale takes readers on a mind-bending journey through time with a cast of unforgettable characters.

Stay tune as OUaT plans to review this title before publication.

Taken 3
Release: January 9, 2015
Director: Olivier Megaton
Written by: Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen
Produced by: Luc Besson
Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace. Also starring Dogray Scott, Sam Spruell, Leland Orser. 

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter.

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Book Trailer: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
The Raven Cycle #3
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Expected Publication: October 21st 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press

There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.

Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.

The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.

Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

Book Review: Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young

Fall from India Place
On Dublin Street #5
Author: Samantha Young
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Romance
Released: October 7th 2014
Review Source: New American Library | Penguin Berkley

The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street and Down London Road returns with a story about letting go of the past and learning to trust in the future…

When Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D’Alessandro, five long years ago, he broke her heart. The bad boy with a hidden sweet side was the only guy Hannah ever loved—and the only man she’s ever been with. After one intense night of giving into temptation, Marco took off, leaving Scotland and Hannah behind. Shattered by the consequences of their night together, Hannah has never truly moved on.

Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco’s life, something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they’re meant to be together.…

But just when Marco thinks they’re committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she’s been hiding from him, a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again….

I really love this series. I always recommend it to my family and friends. I know Samantha is a phenomenal storyteller and I can always count on her for a great adventure. I forget about real life, about anything and everything around me. These characters become real to me. The way she describe them, they become more like friends rather than fictionals. So I always jump in at the opportunity to review her books.

In Echoes of Scotland Street is the story of Shannon and our lovely character from previous books, Cole. (YES, FINALLY!!!) I've been patiently waiting for his story and here it is! Far From India Place and Echoes of Scotland Street are by far my favorites of this series. I’ve grown attached to Hannah and Cole. I’ve “watched them grow” to these beautiful characters and I am so happy that they found their happily ever after. Thank you, Shannon!

As I mentioned before, Echoes of Scotland Street is the story of Shannon and Cole. Shannon is such a fun and feisty character. Though her past has harden her, once you get to truly meet her, she will become such an extraordinary character. Thankfully, Cole met this warm and sweet side of her before.

Nothing in life is better than to meet the one that you are meant for. This is how this story begins: when teen Shannon and Cole meet for the first time. Their chemistry is so intense that their first meeting will bond them until they meet again. Now grown, Shannon’s world is shattered and is hiding from people. She wants nothing but to forget her past and start over. Shannon is so broken that she doesn’t let her guard down. She trust noone. On her first day of work, she meets her hero. The hero she met ages ago - the one that will tear her guard down.

Though you can read Echoes of Scotland Street as a standalone, I highly recommend that you start from the beginning. Trust me, his story will have so much meaning if you do. You will be laughing at Shannon’s thoughts toward him when she meets him for the second time. She had no idea of what this beautiful broken character had to put up with. You will feel part of his family and you will want Shannon to prove herself to be worthy of Cole.

Filled with such intense chemistry and heartfelt moments, Samantha’s books are truly enjoyable. She always finds a way to weave into your heart and leave her magic within. Thank you Samantha. Thank you for sharing this incredible story of Cole. Fans of Cole, like myself, will be overjoyed with happiness. As always, I look forward for next book of this series.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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