Blog Tour: First Time In Forever By Sarah Morgan

Welcome to our stop on First Time In Forever tour for Sarah Morgan. This tour is hosted by Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. .

First Time In Forever
Author: Sarah Morgan
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Romance
Released: February 24, 2015
Review Source: Harlequin


Windswept, isolated and ruggedly beautiful, Puffin Island is a haven for day-trippers and daydreamers alike. But this charming community has a way of bringing people together in the most unexpected ways… It's been a summer of firsts for Emily Donovan. From becoming a stand-in mom to her niece Lizzie to arriving on Puffin Island, her life has become virtually unrecognizable. Between desperately safeguarding Lizzie and her overwhelming fear of the ocean—which surrounds her everywhere she goes!—Emily has lost count of the number of "just breathe" pep talks she's given herself. And that's before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her… Ryan knows all about secrets. And it's clear that newcomer Emily—with her haunted eyes and the little girl she won't let out of her sight—is hiding from something besides the crazy chemistry between them. So Ryan decides he's going to make it his personal mission to help her unwind and enjoy the sparks! But can Puffin Island work its magic on Emily and get her to take the biggest leap of trust of all—putting her heart in someone else's hands?

Tragedy brings them together.  Lizzy and the aunt that she has never met before.  Puffin Island brings together Ryan and Emily.  Only there are many uncertainties regarding whether or not they should get to know each other.  However, Ryan made a promise to protect Emily.  So even if she wants to live a life of seclusion, Ryan is committed to be there.  With events that have changed Emily's life forever, she has to learn to be more than an aunt.  She has to be a protector, a caregiver, a provider.  With limited, to no experience of taking of a child, will she find the way? 

Puffin Island is the small island town that Emily and Lizzy flee to, in an effort to get away from the public's eye.  Author Sarah Morgan creates a truly realistic atmosphere, with a real storyline infused with twists of romance between Emily and Ryan throughout.  Ryan's ultimate goal is to help Emily embrace the world of island living and it's people.  Ultimately, trusting those around her, as she begins to takes steps towards a life without fear, but a life filled with love. 

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers' Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their 'Top Pick' slot. Sarah lives near London, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.

Cover Reveal: A Different Side by CM Doporto

We are thrilled to share the cover of CM Doporto's 4th book in the University Park series. 



A Different Side
University Park #4 (standalone)
Author: CM Doporto
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance 18+
Release Date & Pre-order Coming Soon!
The highly anticipated story from the University Park Series.

Park Hill University’s star quarterback, Raven Davenport, has every woman dying to get caught in his trap, but he’s only interested in catching one girl – Lexi Thompson. But will he learn how to deal with his inner demons or will they continue to control him to the point of destroying what he loves most? Hear Raven and Lexi's story from a different side.

From March 16 - April 1, There is a special running on the series. Book 1 is FREE, books 2 and 3 are $.99.


Book News: Teresa Mummert's The Good Girls Releasing April 6th!!!

If you are a avid reader, I'm sure you have heard or read at least one of New York Times bestselling author Teresa Mummert's books. Well your in for a treat because her latest release titled The Good Girls, will release on April 6th. Look for our review then. 

The Good Girls
Author: Teresa Mummert
Release Date: April 6th 2015
Reading Level: New Adult (F/F)
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

My life was meticulously planned and I refused to deviate from that path. While my peers were partying, I prepared for the future. Then a tragic event destroyed everything and I learned that while I was looking ahead, I forgot to live in the moment.

Starting over seemed impossible until I met Cara McCarthy, who lived every day like it was her last. She opened my eyes to a world of chaos and disorder. I loved every minute of it. She was also dating Tristan Adams, one of the most gorgeous men I’d ever seen.

The three of us became inseparable. Our parents were oblivious and soon lines became blurred, feelings began to grow, and someone’s heart was going to get broken. I hoped it wasn’t mine.

Full-length stand alone novel


Enjoy these teasers from The Good Girls:

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The Good Girls by Teresa Mummert

Book Review: The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer

The Cemetery Boys
Author: Heather Brewer
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal
Expected Release: March 31, 2015
Review Source: HarperTeen

When Stephen is forced to move back to the nowhere town where his father grew up, he’s already sure he’s not going to like it. Spencer, Michigan, is like a town straight out of a Hitchcock movie, with old-fashioned people who see things only in black-and-white. But things start looking up when Stephen meets the mysterious twins Cara and Devon. They’re total punks–hardly the kind of people Stephen’s dad wants him hanging out with–but they’re a breath of fresh air in this backward town. The only problem is, Cara and Devon don’t always get along, and as Stephen forms a friendship with the charismatic Devon and something more with the troubled Cara, he starts to feel like he’s getting caught in the middle of a conflict he doesn’t fully understand. And as Devon’s group of friends, who hang out in a cemetery they call The Playground, get up to increasingly reckless activities to pass the summer days, Stephen worries he may be in over his head.

Stephen’s fears prove well-founded when he learns of Spencer’s dark past. It seems the poor factory town has a history of “bad times,” and many of the town’s oldest residents attribute the bad times to creatures right out of an urban legend. The legend goes that the only way the town will prosper again is if someone makes a sacrifice to these nightmarish creatures. And while Stephen isn’t one to believe in old stories, it seems Devon and his gang might put a lot of faith in them. Maybe even enough to kill for them.

Now, Stephen has to decide what he believes, where his allegiances lie, and who will really be his friend in the end.

I'm so glad that I was able to review this one! It was completely like nothing I've read before and it was exactly what I needed to keep my "awesome book" train going. Brewer has fabulous writing skills that drew me in from page one. She has a knack for describing things that comes across perfectly so you can visualize the town of Spencer, without turning into something from The Scarlet Letter.

When I think of the town Spencer, I'm immediately transformed to one of those creepy places you'd see in a horror movie. Something about it just doesn't seem quite right. It's one of those towns that you drive by out in the middle of nowhere and hope and pray that your car won't break down. I mean, the crazy old men sitting outside the gas station staring you down. The even crazier old lady telling everyone that they're going to rot in hell. Even the punk kids who like to hang out in graveyards...yep, creepy. What an awesome setting for this book! And of course, that's where Stephen ends up having to move to with a grandmother who wants nothing to do with him.

Of all the characters, Cara was my favorite. I love the way Brewer describes her; rainbow colored hair, short plaid skirts, tall stockings. When I think of a punk girl, that's what I envision. I actually had friends like that in high school. I've never read a book where the main characters were punk, so this was a nice change. Her twin brother, though, you know he's not right in the head from the very beginning. It's like, "Run Stephen Run!" But of course he doesn't, and that is the point in the story where his life is changed forever.

Overall, the plot was interesting as well. I really enjoyed something different and new. There were many times where I would put it down to sleep, and then when I knew my husband was asleep, I'd sneak out to the living room to finish the chapter. I just couldn't sleep not knowing what was going to happen next! I would definitely recommend this one to my middle school students. Especially the ones who love a good horror flick!

Book Review: Trouble From the Start by Rachel Hawthorne

Trouble From the Start
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: April 28, 2015
Review Source: Harper Teen

Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Lauren Barnholdt, and Susane Colasanti, Trouble from the Start is a sweet and romantic read about a good girl who falls for a bad boy.

Avery knows better than to fall for Fletcher, the local bad boy who can't seem to outrun his reputation. Fletcher knows he shouldn't bother with college-bound, daughter-of-a-cop Avery. But when their paths cross, neither can deny the spark. Are they willing to go against everything and let their hearts lead the way? Or are they just flirting with disaster?

A companion novel to Rachel Hawthorne's paperback original The Boyfriend Project, this title is perfect for fans of summer beach reads and sweet treats.

Avery- nice girl with amazing grades and brains but, not very popular against her peers because her did is a cop and all. *eyeroll* Kids!
Fletcher- typical bad boy who rides a motorcycle and has a player type reputation.
The two characters couldn't be more different- which is what makes for a great YA romance read.

Trouble From the Start is the perfect book to pick up when you need a "can't-put-this-down" book. Although quite predictable, it is still very enjoyable. It's told from both Avery and Fletcher's POV's which I think is perfect! Trouble From the Start released simultaneously with The Boyfriend Project. And, I haven't read The Boyfriend Project but, after reading Trouble From the Start, I'll be adding it to my fun summer reading list! Rachel Hawthorne's writing style made it easy to dive into the book and not set it down.

There were definitely some ADORABLE romantic moments between Fletcher and Avery that I couldn't help but swoon over. Also, I don't understand why she wasn't more popular. I would've totally been her friend in high school. Then again I was also the overachieving type. *hands over eyes.*

Pick up Trouble From the Start for a fun read. Who doesn't love a good girl falls for the bad boy story?

Friday Author Spotlight: Exclusive Interview with Author Katy Evans

Friday Author SPOTLIGHT! We will feature a Young Adult, New Adult or Adult Author. These post will contain interviews, author posts, book blasts, fill in the blanks, etc... This is just our way to get authors noticed and out there as much as possible. So we hope you enjoy and stay tuned Fridays to see who we have on and what they shared. To see previous posts click here.

Today OUaT is in thrilled to feature New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Katy Evans. Evans is the mastermind that created The Real Series which contains Real, Mine, Remy, Rogue and Ripped and book 6 is coming soon. And now Evans brings us a new series that her fans will love just as much. The Manwhore Series just released book one called Manwhore and the sequel will be Manwhore +1

Check out our review of Manwhore plus enter to win your very own copy HERE

Katy Evans

Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…
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Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

Interview with Author Katy Evans

OUaT: Hello Katy, welcome to OUaT. I am thrilled to have you on today. We have met in person a few times at book signing but this is our 1st one on one interview. So will start off by asking you to introduce yourself to our readers in case they have yet to read one of your fabulous books.

Hi Yara! Thanks so much for having me over today, it's a thrill to be here "connecting" online! :) Okay, as for intro . . . I'm Katy Evans, author of the Real series and the upcoming Manwhore series. Real debuted in 2013 as the first in the Real series and from that moment on, I've been truly blessed to be able to share my characters and stories with readers. The first book in my new series, Manwhore, releases March 24th and I'm especially excited about sharing this story.

OUaT: When I first heard of your new series, I literally jumped for joy. Can you tell us about your new sinful series that has a title that screams sexy, Manwhore is sure to grab anyone attention.

I truly hope readers fall in love with this story like I did! Manwhore begins with my heroine, Rachel, getting an assignment to approach and investigate Chicago's most notorious womanizer, the toe-curlingly gorgeous Malcolm Saint. What's great about Saint is that we get a glimpse of him through the social media first - basically, gossip. Before our heroine meets him in person, she judges him based on the exterior persona that he projects to the world. Daredevil. Ruthless. Relentless. A playboy. All true. But when Rachel is assigned to get the "real" deets on him, we get to see another side of him that you'd never expect. And that's what truly made me fall for him - I hope readers will fall for him as hard as I did too. There is SO much more to this man than meets the eye. He is so much more than a "manwhore."

OUaT: How did it feel to write about a new sexy bad boy? I really believe Malcolm Saint will give Remy a run for his money. I personally can't decide who I pine for the most now.

I loved meeting new characters and delving into their world. It felt fresh to me and exciting, and it gave me the opportunity to do what I most enjoy doing, which is watching two people fall in love.
OUaT: In your Real series, your main character Remy deals with a manic depressive illness that was just as important to the story as the romance. It was part of who "Riptide" was. What would you say is important in "Saints" story in Manwhore?

I think one of Saint’s handicaps is the fact that he’s so popular around town and so very famous. People are obsessed with him, and in one way or another, Saint has grown up to be a closed-off man, unaffected by what they say even while people clearly objectify him. He’s his true, unguarded self with very few people, so when Rachel becomes one of those ‘people’, it’s sheer magic to watch him open up.

OUaT: Now that I have finished reading Manwhore, book 1 in the series and the cliffhanger you shared, I am counting down till I get book 2 in my hands. How many books are planned in the series and will it all be circulating around Malcolm or will you eventually bring in new bad boys like you did in the Real series?

I can’t tell you how eager I am to share the next book with you! So far, the first books are only Malcolm and Rachel’s, but I’m definitely hoping to explore their world for future books since I really, really like it there.

OUaT: Do you have any other works in the pipeline besides the Manwhore series?

There's a Real book, #6, possibly to come - though I'm still waiting for the characters to solidify the story in my head. I also hope to maybe write a story about Malcolm and Rachel's friends once I finish with theirs. And there's a third idea teasing me in the back of my mind. I'm not sure how fiercely it will possess me, but if it does, then that'll definitely be coming soon too!

OUaT: What kind of research went into writing Manwhore and was it different than when you wrote the Real series?

I think I do a lot of my research slowly, living my life and following my passions, and sometimes those passions or interests later surface in a book. They surface naturally and only when the story seems to call it forward so it’s not “planned” but very organic.

OUaT: If your readers could walk away with one thing from Manwhore, what would you like it to be?

Manwhore touched me in so many ways, but if I only had to choose one way, then I hope it touches readers in that electrifying way it did me; watching this hot guy and this really nice girl, neither of them looking for love, discover love for the first time in their lives. It’s almost as if they come alive by that love. Electrified by it, for sure. :)

OUaT: I don't know about you but I'm a visual reader, once I connect with a book character, I try and picture someone famous that resembles the character to me so as I'm reading I can picture that person. Can you help me and your fans out by giving us some choices as to who you see as your Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint?

Oh, I have many Saint muses. Chris Hemsworth is the muse for all my heroes, he’s just a god! As is Channing Tatum. Some of my other muses were a dark-haired version of the sexy Travis Fimmel, David Gandy, Chris Pine, a slightly older Robbie Amell, Colin Egglesfield, and plenty of hot men whose names I don’t know but who grace my “muse” wall in my writer’s cave.

OUaT: Thank you Katy for taking time to answer these question. Before you go would you like to tell your fans of any upcoming book signings you'll be attending this year?

Thank YOU so much for having me over, Yara! I loved spending time here today. As for book signings, yes! I will be in Las Vegas at the Love N. Books signing on July 17th and I look forward to meeting everyone. Hope to see you there. XO

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