Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sunday Post # 45: What Do You Think? 2


If I would to start drawing, I always got frustrated when the picture didn't turn as symmetrical as I would have liked. Because of this, I would just stop drawing altogether. I recently saw some beautiful artwork that was in fact asymmetrical. I realized that art did not have to be symmetrical to be art.

So, what started out with random movements of a ruler became this piece.



What do you see? Feel? Do you have an interpretation of your own?


Post Rewind

📌 22nd = [double post day]
- Cover Reveal: About Face
- Release Blitz: Call of Night

📌 23rd = Blog Tour: Five Dates Only

📌 25th = [double post day]
-Release Blitz: Hike Hike Baby
-Release Blitz: Defing Gravity

📌 26th = Review: The Duke of Distraction

📌 27th = Blog Tour: Defining Gravity

Moolt Cartoon of the Week

No cartoon this week

"Heads Up" - Upcoming Posts

🔼 August 1st = Cover Reveal: The Secrets Between Us

Goodreads

📚 The Duke of Distraction (by: Darcy Burke) = moved to "read" shelf

Currently Reading

📖 Rescue Me (by: Valerie Twombly) = 6%



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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Blog Tour: Defining Gravity

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Their greatest risk was the one they never took …

Defying Gravity, an all-new emotional sports romance from USA Today bestselling author K.K. Allen is available now!

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It was an accidental spring fling three years ago—one week spent in the mountains of Big Sur and no one was the wiser. Ignore the fact that Tobias James was my neighbor and my best friend’s older brother. Or that upon our return his hoop dreams were waiting for him, robbing us of any potential future we could have shared.
Now, I’m fulfilling my own dreams in L.A. and my biggest dream of all is about to come true. The last thing I expected was for my past and my present to collide.
Not now. Not here. Not him.
But he struts back into my life like he never even left. Unfortunately, I’ll never forget what happened after he did.
The ball is in my court, but Tobias isn’t below stealing—my power, my resolve, my heart… When he wants a second chance to reignite our connection, my answer is simple. We can’t.
Not unless we defy the rules our dreams were built on and risk everything.

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2WtjFcI
Download the FREE prequel, Falling from Gravity, today!

Excerpt:
“Where can we find the best view in Los Angeles?” I had to think about that one. Every trail I’d hiked in the area ended with a gorgeous view, but I didn’t think a hike was what he’d had in mind. That gave me an idea. “Griffith Observatory has some nice views. Not sure how parking is this time of night.” I was still thinking. “Or there’s always Canyon Lake Drive.” The look he gave me next wrapped a string around my heart and tugged gently. “Somewhere you haven’t been with a dude.” Forcing back my smile, I grabbed his phone. “Drive. I’ll program the directions so I can enjoy the ride.” I tried to ignore the pleased look on his face when I blushed at his request, but it was almost impossible to ignore him when I handed back his phone and my fingers accidentally brushed his. Our eyes connected on a beat, the electricity so charged between us that I felt the vibration throughout my body. We rode the rest of the way in silence, like we both knew the conversation to come was a big one. Besides that, neither of us was a fan of small talk. Maybe that was why we’d always gotten along so well. We preferred hours of comfortable silence to awkward conversation. It made each moment we were together meaningful. “Almost there,” he said once we were on Western Canyon Drive. “Where should I park?” “You’ll keep going up the hill. Park on West Observatory Road. You’ll see the line of cars. I usually find a spot up close, but—” I made a face as I looked around his truck. “My car is three times smaller than this.” I grinned at him. “You might want to park about a half mile away.” He chuckled. I didn’t understand why until he continued driving past where I recommended and almost reached the top of the hill, when he slowed. Just then, like fucking magic, a large truck was pulling out of a parallel parking spot, leaving it vacant. “You are kidding me.” He laughed again and parked with ease. Growing up in Malibu didn’t give us many opportunities for parallel parking, but I was certain he’d had his fair share of chances to get it right in Chicago. I hopped out of the truck just as he made it to my side. “So impatient to hang out with me.” I rolled my eyes. “Keep dreaming, James.” He rolled his head back, grinning. “You realize there are women out there dreaming about a night just like this, right?” I hoped he could feel the heat of my glare. “You don’t say.” His lips pressed together like he was biting back a smile, then he took my hand in his and tugged me forward. “Let’s move. We have to make it before sunset.” This time, silence didn’t fill our gaps. It dissipated with the first view we encountered before ever reaching the observatory. “Wow.” I tugged away from him and walked to the balcony of the outlook. As I stared out over trees and rock mountains, I had an epiphany. Taking Tobias here conveyed an unspoken promise that I’d never shared the same space with another man. I hadn’t even questioned the intimacy of what that meant, because it felt natural, just like everything with Tobias, even when the world was trying to pull us apart. My choice had always been Tobias, even when he wasn’t around for me to choose. My heart still belonged to him. A breeze whooshed by, tossing my hair. I breathed into the wind as it continued to beat against me, like the week hadn’t been enough for me to endure. And then strong arms wrapped around me from behind as my insides softened to putty. It had been only a week of knowing Tobias was back in town to stay, and I already knew I was in trouble. Neither of us dared a word as he held me there, the hills of LA a beautiful sight before us, but it was his touch, his breath, his nearness that stole my focus. We’d never even made it to the observatory, but I knew what his mission was in wanting to take me somewhere with a view. It was reminiscent of the one we’d shared in Big Sur, and I couldn’t ignore the rush of those memories that surfaced in the moment. We stood in silence for a long time while Tobias held all of me—physically, emotionally, and metaphorically. His presence grounded me in a way that only my soul could feel. He owned me. All it took was the admission, and for the first time in a very long time, I felt at peace. Once upon a time, Tobias had called me his moon. His rock. His strength. The one he reached for when the waters got rough. As risky as it was to admit it, I still wanted that to be true. “Should we keep going?” I knew Tobias was referring to the observatory, but my response was to a different interpretation of the question. “Yes.”
Meet K.K. Allen
K.K. Allen is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author and interdisciplinary arts and sciences graduate from the University of Washington who writes heartfelt contemporary romance stories that are as real as they are inspiring. K.K. is a Hawaiian girl who was raised in Seattle, and currently resides in central Florida. She works full time as a digital producer for a leading online educational institution and is the mother to a ridiculously handsome little dude who owns her heart.
K.K.'s publishing journey began in June 2014 with the YA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy, The Summer Solstice. In 2016, K.K. published her first Contemporary Romance, Up in the Treehouse, which went on to win the Romantic Times 2016 Reviewers' Choice Award for Best New Adult Book of the Year. With K.K.'s love for inspirational and coming-of-age stories involving heartfelt narratives and honest emotions, you can be assured to always be surprised by what K.K. releases next.

Connect with K.K. Allen
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Friday, July 26, 2019

Review: The Duke of Distraction

Earl of Ware, Felix Havers, organizes races and other entertainment. I'm assuming this is why he is known as the "Duke of Distraction". After declining to marry Sarah, he offers to help her find a husband. When Anthony and Sarah lose their parents, Felix attempts to cheer them up ... many times.

I thought that Felix was going to be a little more brooding when I read the synopsis. That didn't lessen the enjoyment of the book, or my love for the story.

Sarah turned out to be (partially) the reason why I love brooding male characters.


Rating: 😃😃😃😃😃

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Release Blitz: Defing Gravity

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Their greatest risk was the one they never took …

Defying Gravity, an all-new emotional standalone sports romance from USA Today bestselling author K.K. Allen is available now!

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It was an accidental spring fling three years ago—one week spent in the mountains of Big Sur and no one was the wiser. Ignore the fact that Tobias James was my neighbor and my best friend’s older brother. Or that upon our return his hoop dreams were waiting for him, robbing us of any potential future we could have shared.
Now, I’m fulfilling my own dreams in L.A. and my biggest dream of all is about to come true. The last thing I expected was for my past and my present to collide.
Not now. Not here. Not him.
But he struts back into my life like he never even left. Unfortunately, I’ll never forget what happened after he did.
The ball is in my court, but Tobias isn’t below stealing—my power, my resolve, my heart… When he wants a second chance to reignite our connection, my answer is simple. We can’t.
Not unless we defy the rules our dreams were built on and risk everything.
Defying Gravity - AN
Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2WtjFcI
Download the FREE prequel, Falling from Gravity, today!
Meet K.K. Allen
K.K. Allen is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author and interdisciplinary arts and sciences graduate from the University of Washington who writes heartfelt contemporary romance stories that are as real as they are inspiring. K.K. is a Hawaiian girl who was raised in Seattle, and currently resides in central Florida. She works full time as a digital producer for a leading online educational institution and is the mother to a ridiculously handsome little dude who owns her heart.
K.K.'s publishing journey began in June 2014 with the YA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy, The Summer Solstice. In 2016, K.K. published her first Contemporary Romance, Up in the Treehouse, which went on to win the Romantic Times 2016 Reviewers' Choice Award for Best New Adult Book of the Year. With K.K.'s love for inspirational and coming-of-age stories involving heartfelt narratives and honest emotions, you can be assured to always be surprised by what K.K. releases next.
Connect with K.K. Allen
Stay up to date with K.K. by joining her mailing list: http://bit.ly/2J4ixcq

Release Blitz: Hike Hike Baby


Hike, Hike Baby, an all-new standalone opposite attract Romantic Comedy from Xavier Neal is Available Now!


Yasmine

Pause, take a breath, and glisten...

That's the better way to phrase Yasmine Brown sweating to death on her first hike, which is, obviously her punishment for being too cheap or too stubborn to buy the outdoor-loving woman she calls her best friend a stupid gift.

Most people are willing to accept her famous baked desserts as the perfect present. After all, she is an internationally renowned pastry chef.

Unfortunately, that trick doesn't work when your best friend is also your employee.

One little trek to make the birthday brat happy won't kill her, right?

Sutton

Halt, take a sip, oh no, she's slippin'...

One minute Sutton Thisleton is having a drink, and the next he's helping the most gorgeous woman he's ever crossed paths with out of the small hole she fell into.

Most people wouldn't see this as the right opportunity to grab a date. They also wouldn't wander from city to city because the wind seemed to shift them another direction one random afternoon.

Good thing he's never been most people.

One assisted hop back to the vixen's vehicle won't completely change his life, right?

What will happen when these two opposite worlds continuously collide?

Will they find a way to create a sweet, long lasting treat together, or will it end with one of them being told to take a permanent hike?

Grab Your Copy Today!

Free with Kindle Unlimited
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About Xavier Neal

Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Blog Tour: Five Dates Only




Title: Five Dates Only 
Author: R.L. Henderson 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic 
Comedy Release Date: July 23, 2019 
Photographer: Wander Aguiar 
Cover Model: Zack Salaun 
Cover Designer: R.L. Kenderson 


Sloan
What do you do when your best friend’s guy cheats on her? Help her get revenge, of course. Getting caught by his brother isn’t part of the plan. The brother’s price for not turning us into the cops? I pretend to be his girlfriend to help him close a business deal. I’d rather go to jail than play the part of Caleb Stanton’s latest conquest, but my friend has been through enough.
Caleb 
What do you do when your boss won’t sell you his store because he thinks you’re a flight risk? Produce a girlfriend, of course. Blackmail wasn’t normally my thing, but I’ve got less than twenty-four hours. I’d rather extort Sloan for a date or two than disappoint my boss. We agree to a fake relationship in return for silence. We agree to act like we care about each other. We agree to five dates only. But we don’t agree to what happens next. And we certainly didn’t agree to falling in love.


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R.L. Kenderson is two best friends writing under one name. Renae has always loved reading and in third grade wrote her first poem where she learned she might have a knack for this writing thing. Lara remembers sneaking her grandmother’s Harlequin novels when she was probably too young to be reading them, and since then she knew she wanted to write her own.
When they met in college, they bonded over their love of reading and the TV show Charmed. What really spiced up their friendship was when Lara introduced Renae to romance novels. When they discovered their first vampire romance, they knew there would always be a special place in their hearts for paranormal romance. After being unable to find certain storylines and characteristics they wanted to read about in the hundreds of books they consumed, they decided to write their own.
One lives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and the other in the Kansas City area where they’re a sonographer/stay-at-home mom/wife and pharmacist/mother by day, and they’re a sexy author by night. They communicate through phone, email, and whole lot of messaging.






Monday, July 22, 2019

Release Blitz: Call of Night

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Call of Night, Book #3 in the paranormal romance Thorne Hill series by Emily Goodwin is LIVE!


True love never dies.
Not even when those around me are trying to kill it. With vampire bounty hunters still out for me, having the Grand Coven accuse me of treason against witches is the last thing I need. No one should tell me who I can and cannot love.
Determined not to let anyone or anything get in our way, Lucas and I decide to lay low for a while and let everything blow over with my coven while Lucas hunts for the vampires who tried to kidnap me. But things, of course, don’t go according to plan, and when I stumble upon an ancient evil force hiding out in the underground of Chicago, we realize our forbidden romance is the least of our worries.
As we search for a way to defeat unbeatable odds, I start to discover that things aren’t what they seem…including my very existence.

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Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/CallofNight
Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2SoI56Z

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About Emily:
Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters.
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.
Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.

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Cover Reveal: About Face



Title: About Face (Love in the Suburbs #1) 
Author: D.E. Haggerty 
Genre:Romantic Comedy, Contemporary 
Romance 
Release Date: August 29, 2019 
Cover Designer: Jeroen E. Spaan - Geared Training 



My grandma is trying to hook me up. To be painfully specific, my seventy-five-year-old grandmother thinks a little hanky-panky would cheer me up. Direct quote. Since I’m currently living with her, I can’t escape the endless line of grandchildren of friends who keep ‘dropping by’ for dinner. Literally, I can’t escape. I can barely manage the trek to the dining room at this point. While Grandma’s determined to find me a husband, I’m determined to learn how to walk again so I can walk away from her matchmaking skills. Spoiler alert: She has no matchmaking skills. But then I get a brilliant idea. I can fake date my physical therapist. Only he wants a real date. Gulp. A real date with me? Is he for real? I’m no longer the stylish girl with the glamorous job. Now, I’m a woman with a shattered leg and a scarred face. If I’m going to learn to live with my new reality and give love a chance, my attitude needs to do an about face. Easier said than done.




I grew up reading everything I could get my grubby hands on, from my mom's Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew, to Little Women. When I wasn't flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although on the odd occasion I did manage to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. But being a lawyer really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out being a B&B owner wasn’t my thing either. I polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where I decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from my adopted home. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.





Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sunday Post #44: The Plaid Look



Last time, I revealed my  Sunday Post banner. This week I am posting another piece of art. Like I said before, I don't have much talent. Still - I draw. Here is one drawing. I was simply going for a plaid look. (I can't stress that enough.) I am trying to decide whether or not to make a plaid series.

What do you think? What do you feel? Do you have an interpretation of your own?




Post Rewind

📌 9th = (double post day) Release Blitz: Justice for Aleta ...Release Blitz: Thaddeus

📌 11th = Blurb Blitz: Bittersweet Alliance

📌 15th =Release Blitz: The Kissing Contract

📌 16th =Cover Reveal: Edge of You

Moolt Cartoon of the Week

No cartoon this week

"Heads Up" - Upcoming Posts

🔼 7/23 = Blog Tour: Five Dates Only

Currently Reading

📖 Rescue Me (by: Valerie Twombly) = 6%

*** If you don't know what to say on this week's Sunday Post topic, you can comment on any other part of the post or just say "hi".

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Cover Reveal: Edge of You



Title: Edge of You ( Tear asunder, Book 5) 
Author: Nashoda Rose 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: September 23, 2019 
Cover Designer: Letita Hatter, RBA Designs 
Cover Model: Roddy Hanson 



A bad boy with a scarred past. A good girl with a dangerous debt. Get ready to meet Trevor ‘Rush’ Greyson. Street racer. Hacker. Overly confident man-whore living on the edge. Nothing is permanent in Rush’s life, including women. That’s until he locks eyes with sexy mechanic, Mckenna Ayton. He will do anything to have her. She wants nothing to do with him. Shit is about to get messy. 
*Temporary introductory blurb.

Tweet: Check out the sexy cover for the latest Tear Assunder Novel, Edge of You By @nashodarose HERE->> https://ctt.ec/Pw3Mr+ releases on Sept 23 ‎#contemporaryromance #BAPpr #ilovereading @BuoniamiciPress






Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including the Tear Asunder series, the spin-off Unyielding series, and her paranormal Scars of the Wraiths series. 
She lives outside of Toronto where she enjoys hiking with her dogs and riding her horses.