Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Stand by A.L. Jackson




STAND
Bleeding Stars #6
Author: A.L. Jackson
Cover: RBA Designs
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Models: Tyler Halligan & Madelyn DeSantis
Release Date: May 22, 2017
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From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…

Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…

I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.

For six years, I’ve never lost focus.

Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand…


Excerpt

His voice was low. The word might have been a question had it not glided across my skin like familiarity and warmth. “Alexis.” 
I barely nodded, my response a whisper as my heart fluttered and sped. “Alexis.” 
His gaze dipped for a moment, tracing me head to toe. As if he needed reassurance I was here. Something about it felt so intimate and private, as if maybe when he’d chipped away that piece of my soul he somehow knew he held it, too. 
“I hope it’s okay I’m here,” he said, forcing my attention back to his eyes.  
A lump grew heavy in my throat and I swallowed around it, nodding as I tried to find my voice. “Of course it’s okay.” 
Maybe I should have been hearing warning bells. A thousand caution flags tossed in the air and raining down around me. Because there was something about this brilliant boy that screamed trouble and mayhem. Undoubtedly, this man wore his own beautiful brand of destruction. 
And I was the fool who always seemed to run straight for it. Diving right into the middle of it without having the first clue what was waiting for me. 
“I’m Zachary Kennedy. Friends call me Zee,” he said, shifting on his feet as if he were wondering what he was doing here. 
I could feel the pull of the soft smile at the side of my mouth. “I know who you are.” 
“Is that so?” he asked. Something about it rang with a tease.
I nodded.
Of course I did. He was the drummer for one of the biggest rock bands in the world. 
And I realized that probably put both of us at a disadvantage. No doubt he had women throwing themselves at him any time he walked off a stage or into a room. Wanting a taste of fame or maybe a name to drop, salivating over this boy simply for who he was.
It didn’t help he had to be the most gorgeous man I’d ever seen.
But this was different. The staggering need I felt to know him more. Not the boy pinned to Pinterest boards labeling him a sexy, tattooed bad boy. Not the boy splashed across the tabloids with their speculations and judgement. 
The real man.
This man made up of flesh and bone. The man who rushed into an alley in the middle of the night to defend a complete stranger. The man who’d tenderly rocked me in his arms while I’d felt the controlled rage radiating from his body.
The one who now stood in my doorway, spinning my mind with how he could both look so powerful and vulnerable.
My insides shook, and I took a step back and widened my door. “Would you like to come in?” 
A smile crept to his mouth that would be my complete undoing, this tug of full, soft lips framed by his beard. He tilted his head to the side. “You’re awful brave to be inviting a complete stranger into your house.” 

I lifted my chin and met his gaze. “A complete stranger who put his life on the line. A stranger who stood between me and a gun. You could have died, and I very well might have if it wasn’t for you. Trust comes in a lot of forms, and I’m pretty sure you’ve already earned mine.”




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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson - Sign up to receive her newsletter http://smarturl.it/NewsFromALJackson or text “aljackson” to 24587 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.Connect with A.L.
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Book Review: Revelry by Kandi Steiner



REVELRY
Author: Kandi Steiner
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: April 20, 2017
Review Source: ARC provided by Publisher

From the bestselling author of Weightless and A Love Letter to Whiskey

Wren Ballard is trying to find herself.

She never expected to be divorced at twenty-seven, but now that the court date has passed, it’s official. The paperwork is final. Her feelings on it aren’t.

Spending the summer in a small mountain town outside Seattle is exactly what she needs. The peaceful scenery is a given, the cat with the croaky meow is a surprise, but the real kicker? A broody neighbor with nice arms, a strange reputation, and absolutely no interest in her.

Anderson Black is perfectly fine being lost.

He doesn’t care about the town’s new resident — he’s too busy fighting his own demons. But when he’s brought face to face with Wren, he can see her still-fresh wounds from a mile away. What he doesn’t see coming is his need to know who put them there — or his desperation to mend them.

Sometimes getting lost is the way to find yourself. Sometimes healing only adds a new scar. And sometimes the last place you expected to be is exactly where you find home.


I have to start by saying this is my third book read by Kandi Steiner and I want to read all the things she creates.  SHE IS AN EFFIN GENIUS!!!  Holy hell, every single word she writes makes me want to read more.  She has become a go to, one click without thought, top favorite author.

The story starts with Wren Ballard taking a self discovering road trip.  She is newly divorced and a very successful designer in Seattle Washington.  Her plans are to spend her summer renting a quaint little cottage in a small town.  She wasn't expecting to meet a beautiful, haunted man along the way.

I love the scenery in this book.  I am visiting the Pacific North West for the first time this Summer and this book paints a beautiful picture for me to look forward to.  Kandi is a genius at writing damaged souls and their journeys and this book is no exception to that.  While it wasn't as angsty as A Love Letter to Whiskey, it was incredible to read all the same.

I'm rating this book 5 stars because, like her other books I have read, I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!  This book was so beautiful.  Please go one click this today!  You will not regret it.  In fact, you'll want to read everything by Kandi afterwards.  I know I did.


Buy Links
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Excerpt


I had just grabbed my oversized hat and slipped my sunglasses on when I spotted Anderson walking up the drive with a large trash bag slung over his shoulder. He wore a simple, black V-neck and distressed jeans, an outfit way too dark and hot for the heat. A light sheen of sweat gathered on his neck as he made his way toward my cabin, his eyes hidden behind all-black sunglasses.

"Change your mind?" I asked, not even fighting the grin on my face as I walked outside and leaned against the banister.

Anderson squinted up at me, his boots heavy as they hit each stair. "About?"

"Tubing?" I asked. That was why he was here, right?

"Oh." He shook his head as he hit the top stair, shrugging the bag off his shoulders to hold it by the neck in one fist. "No, I have somewhere to be..." His voice trailed off, and even through the tinted shades of his glasses I felt his eyes on my chest. I'd strapped on my favorite boho print bathing suit and paired it with a dainty gold chain that wrapped around my neck once before dipping between my chest and crossing over my ribs.

He sniffed, holding the bag out toward me. "I just came to drop these off. My clothes. Well, the ones that could probably use a little TLC."

My eyes lit up and I reached for the bag, but Anderson snatched it back, brows shooting up into his forehead.

"No frills, Wren."

I threw my hands up in surrender. "I promise."

He smirked, just slightly, and handed the bag over, tucking his hands in his front pockets.

"Are you sure you don't want to come?" I asked, peering into the bag at my project before setting it just inside the cabin and locking the door behind me.

"I can't," he said, lips pressed together. He was tense, the muscles on his forearms tight as he glanced around at pretty much everything but me.

I opened my mouth to ask why but was cut off by the sound of a truck flying into my drive, tires sliding against the gravel.

Tucker was in the driver's seat with Davie in the passenger. Sarah and Yvette sat in the back, laughing with their hands up as the truck skidded to a stop. They were both sprawled out on a pile of tubes, wearing bathing suit tops and tiny shorts.

All of their faces froze when they saw Anderson.

"Hey, you ready, Wren?" Tucker asked warily, his eyes moving from where Anderson stood in front of me, to me, and back again.

"Yeah, one sec!" I called back.

I turned to Anderson, but his eyes were hard on Tucker, jaw ticking under his skin. When he faced me once more, an anchor fell from my throat into the pit of my stomach, immobilizing me completely. Because even though I 'd tried to convince myself I was wrong, I recognized the look in his eyes.

Possession.

And when his nose flared and he took one big step toward me, our chests brushing, his hand reaching out to rest almost imperceptibly on my hip, the anchor in my stomach exploded into flames, burning a desire so fierce I inhaled a toxic breath and didn't let it go.

"Be careful, okay?" His eyes locked on mine just before he leaned in and swiftly kissed my cheek.

He turned on his heel and jogged down the stairs and past the truck. Sarah called his name, but he didn't acknowledge her, just kept his gaze forward until he'd disappeared from view.

And then everyone looked at me.



Author Info

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.


#Table19 Arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD 6/13




For Anyone Who's Ever Sat at THAT Table…
Starring Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori and June Squibb

 
Arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD June 13
Just in Time for Summer Wedding Season!

TABLE 19
Academy Award® Nominee Anna Kendrick leads a hilarious ensemble cast—including Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant and Craig Robinson—in this laugh-out-loud tale of mischief and matrimony. Relieved of her maid of honor duties after being dumped by the best man, Eloise (Kendrick) decides to attend her oldest friend's wedding anyway and finds herself seated among random strangers in the back of the ballroom. As secrets are revealed, Eloise bonds with her new tablemates and discovers that friendships, and even romance, can develop under the most unlikely circumstances.


Blu-ray™ & DVD Special Features Include:
  • Deleted Scenes
    • "Carol Milner Kills It"
    • "Cousin Donny Toasts It"
    • "Infamous Kate Works It"
    • "Table 19 Swings It"
  • Featurettes
    • "Table of Rejects"
    • "Head of the Table"
    • "Table for Six"
  • Gallery
Blu-ray Specifications:
Street Date:                 June 13, 2017
Screen Format:           16:9 (2.39:1)
Audio:                        English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Descriptive Audio 5.1,
                                   Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS 5.1
Subtitles:                    English SDH†, Spanish, French
Total Run Time:         Approx. 87 minutes
U.S. Rating:               PG-13
Closed Captioned:     No

DVD Specifications:
Street Date:                 June 13, 2017
Screen Format:           16:9 (2.39:1)
Audio:                        English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish
                                   Surround Dolby Digital 2.0, French Surround Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:                    English SDH†, Spanish, French
Total Run Time:         Approx. 87 minutes
U.S. Rating:                PG-13
Closed Captioned:      Yes

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Cirque Du Soleil Once Again Nails the WOW Factor in KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities



If you live in the Houston area and didn't make it out last year to see Cirque Du Soleil's Amaluna, then your in luck, because they are back and it's just as amazing as ever.

The show is called Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities, and Houston is the lucky to city to have it touring right now. I have spoken with friends that have seen the show in other cities in North America, and they were blown away, just like I was. The touring show is here in Houston through May 21st. So you have plenty of time to buy tickets and see the show everyone is raving about. Tickets range from $35 - $175, but really, there isn't a bad seat in the big top.

I attended the grand opening day and wow. First off, we were greeted with wines and clown noses. What a "curious" combination, right? Then you see all the folks dressed in costumes and they don't disappoint. While we waited to be seated inside, we got a little preview, on the top of the big top, couple of the artist, did a small show for us. And if that wasn't entertaining enough, there was a singer and her guitarist, just blowing you away with her vocals.

Next week, I'll be sharing on the actual show and how it blows you right out of your seats, seriously buy your tickets now and see what the fuss is all about!!!

Here are pictures from that pre-show:










Stay tune for next week, when I hare pictures from the show and my experience. 

Tickets are available by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/kurios or calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).

Book Review: The House Mate by Kendall Ryan


THE HOUSE MATE
Roommates #3
Author: Kendall Ryan
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: April 18, 2017
Review Source: InkSlinger PR

What’s sexier than a bad boy? A bad ass man who’s got his shit together.

Max Alexander is nearing thirty-five. He’s built a successful company, and he’s conquered the professional world, but he’s never been lucky in love. Focusing so much time on his business and raising his daughter, adulting has come at the expense of his personal life.

His social skills are shit, his patience is shot, and at times, his temper runs hot.

The last thing he has time for is the recently single, too gorgeous for her own good young woman he hires to take care of his little girl. She’s a distraction he doesn’t need, and besides, there’s no way she’d be interested. But you know what they say about assumptions?

This is book 3 in the Roommates series, but each book can be read as a complete standalone as they all feature new couples to fall in love with.


This story was so good!  An incredibly sexy, tatted, new dad and a stunning live in nanny that's sworn off men make for the hottest, tension!  I definitely recommend grabbing a giant fan while reading this.

This story is about Max and Addison.  Max is a sexy business owner, bad boy, that doesn't really do relationships.  Addison is smart, beautiful, and recently jobless/homeless due to her last failed relationship.  She has officially sworn to herself not to get into another situation with a man like that again.  That is, until she meets Max.  Max comes home one day with a one night stand in his car with him to find a woman from his past holding a baby outside of his house.  To his utter surprise she leaves the baby saying it is his and she can't "do this anymore".  This is where the story truly begins.

I loved the amount of tension between Max and Addison.  The sparks that practically fly off the page while reading this story - OMG amazing!!  Kendall Ryan knows how to write sexual tension.  That is one of my favorite things to read, when it's done good and Kendall Ryan does it great.  There wasn't too much angst so I found this story to be an easy going, fun read!

I am giving this book 4.5 stars because it was really entertaining and I couldn't put it down once I started it.  I was able to read it pretty fast because it was a quick story.  I definitely recommend this author and this book!



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

#SanDiego Win Passes to #EverythingEverything @ AMC Mission Valley 5/16



Everything, Everything
Director: Stella Meghie
Writers: J. Mills Goodloe (screenplay), Nicola Yoon (novel)
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose
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A teenager who's lived a sheltered life because she's allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.


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Giveaway Blast: Desire Me by Skye Malone


esire Me by Skye Malone (Demon Guardians #2)
DESIRE ME by Skye Malone
New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Publication: May 30th, 2017
Demons have changed my life forever, though mostly they’ve just torn it apart. In the space of a week, I’ve become the target of the most powerful forces in the demon world and nearly lost my best friend to a madness that would have consumed her mind and soul. Even my own magical abilities are barely in my control.
But when a strange man from a secret society of demons finds me, everything becomes even more complicated. He claims my life is in danger. He says he can help. His group holds the key to my identity, my history, and my place in this supernatural world. But he also brings me a warning: for my own safety, trust no one.
Especially not Amar, the sexy and mysterious guy I’ve fallen for.

Coming May 30th
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