Book Review! +VERITY+ by Colleen Hoover

 

 

VERITY

by Colleen Hoover

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. 
 
Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died. 
 
Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her. 

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Totally caught off guard in such a good way, I was not expecting such a heart pounding thriller and a gut-wrenching tale like the one I just devoured in less than half a day.  Very creative and an authentic original, I could not stop turning the pages fast enough.  I’ve said it a thousand times, AUTHORS are unquestionably a rare breed and their minds are undoubtedly spooky indeed!

Poor Lowen Ashleigh had her work cut out for her when she agreed to finish a series for Jeremy Crawford’s wife, which is the author of said book series.  What she finds is a seriously disturbed family but it is what she does to alleviate all the pain and start the healing process for all those involved.

 

 

 

Some of this story will be very distressing to read, it weighs on your mind and destroys your soul.  Go in with an open mind and remember that this is fiction and a dam good one at that!

 

 



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New Release Tour & Review * Nights Embrace * Author Brandy L. Rivers

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Title – Nights Embrace

Series – Others of Seattle: Book 1

Author – Brandy L Rivers

Genre – Adult Paranormal Romance

Publication Date – April 2nd 2014

Length (Pages/# Words) – about 95k

Publisher – Brandy L Rivers

Cover Artist – Brandy L Rivers

 

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

It all started with a song.

Roxana Nights was late to another gig, thanks to her first love, and drummer. It’s been years since she left Jordan, but he won’t let her go. Then she hears a voice that pulls her under a spell and changes her whole world.

Trevor Malone just moved to Seattle with his band. Music is his only passion, until he lays eyes on Roxana. He’s never felt anything as strong as the pull to her. Now he needs to find a way to introduce her to his world.

There’s only one problem. A rival clan won’t rest until they’ve taken Trevor’s down. Unwilling to let old grudges die, they target Roxy. Trevor will do anything to keep her safe.

Roxy will find that the world she writes is closer to reality than she ever imagined. She’ll also learn that not all monsters are evil, though some are ruthless.

Will love stay strong when the past comes out? Can they survive the centuries old vendetta?

 

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She slipped past him, and onto the wings of the stage. Her gaze fell on Mr. Voice who was tall, dark and smokin’ hot.
Holy shit, I want to lick him.
Scuffed combat boots were laced up over black leather pants that clung to muscular thighs, and his black shirt molded to the most impressive set of abs she had ever seen. Roxy wanted to trace the ridges with her fingertips.
He turned, his voice dropping low as his eyes locked on hers. His words enveloped her. “… you’re the only one.”
Her heart paused a beat before slamming into her chest at a rapid pace. His full mouth lifted into a grin that spoke of confidence as he held her full attention. Entranced, she fell deep into his eyes and the world stopped.
Until a drumstick hit him in the head. He looked over his shoulder and shrugged sheepishly at his drummer before turning back to launch into the next verse.
Mikey gently shook her shoulder. “Hey, Rox, come on. We have to warm up.”
Her head bobbed in a nod at her brother, but she didn’t look over. She muttered, “Yeah, give me a minute,” or longer.
As if he heard, Mr. Voice glanced over and winked at her before the next song started. “Blinded by beauty, falling at first sight, head over heels…” There was raw passion in his voice, and she couldn’t help wishing he was singing about her.

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1 – “Like Nobody Else” by My Darkest Days

2 – “Breathe Today” by Flyleaf

3 – “She Hates Me” by Puddle of Mud

4 – “Move  Like You Stole It” by ZZ Ward

5 – “Not Myself Tonight” by Christina Aguilera

6 – “Lollipop” Framing Hanley Version

7 – “Come Undone” My Darkest Days version

8 – “Still Rainin’” By Jonny Lang

9 – “Secrets” by OneRepublic

10 – “Trouble” by P!nk

11 – “What’s Your Name” by Theory of a Deadman

12 – “Give Me Love” By Ed Sheeran

13 – “Tell Me ‘Bout it” by Joss Stone

 

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 Nights Embrace Character Bios

Roxana Nights, also goes by Roxy

roxyAge 24

Nationality: American

Description: Black hair, blue eyes, curvy, tattoos, 5’10”

Occupation: Paranormal Author. Sings in local rock band Nights Embrace

Personality: Generally rolls with the flow. She can be blunt. She tells it like it is. People person, who likes everyone until she has a reason not to.

Trevor Malone

Trevor

Age 147

Nationality: Irish

Description: Dark brown hair, Green eyes, muscular build, 6’0”

Occupation: Lead singer for Lunar Storm, which is a rock band.

Personality: Easy going but tends to worry. Prefers to keep the company of close friends.

 

Michael Nights, also goes by Mike. Or Mikey but only for Roxy.

Age: 26

Nationality: American

Description: Short dark hair, blue eyes, sturdy, 6’3”

Occupation: Graphic designer, guitar player for Nights Embrace.

Personality: Protective of his sister. Generally friendly, but doesn’t go out of his way to make new friends.

Jordan Long

Age: 26

Nationality: American

Description: Blond, blue eyes, Tattoos, Lean, 6’1

Occupation: Works in a music store. Also the drummer for Nights Embrace

Personality: Abrasive, self-involved.

Joseph Mullens, also goes by Joey

Age 156

Nationality: Irish

Description: Short dark hair, brown eyes, big and strong, 6’5”

Occupation: Drummer for Lunar Storm

Personality: Finds humor in everything. Loves people.

Sorcha Mullens

Age: 36

Nationality: Irish

Description: Chin length bright red hair, blue eyes, 5’7”

Occupation: Waitress

Personality: Spunky, humorous.

 

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My name is Brandy L Rivers. I’m a wife and mother of three with an overactive imagination. I’ve been obsessed with monsters and magic for pretty much ever. I decided to write the stories that keep me awake at night.

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2 – signed copies of Nights Embrace with swag packs (US Only)

2 – $10 dollar Amazon Giftcards (International)

5 – eBook copies of Nights Embrace with Swag Packs (International)

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Review

 

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  Roxy is spunky, independent and can take care of herself. Trevor seems caring, protective, and Oh So LOVING!!!  Uh Oh, just ran into trouble– her name is Dina…

Both Roxy and Trevor have pasts that pains their hearts. Will the past get in the way of these two being together? Going to have to read to find out! 

Rating

 

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 3.5 Rose of Writing Rave

I have read all of the Others of Edenton novels thus far. The others I could not put down. They held my attention and  I could not wait to see what would happen next. This one it took longer to get into. Was still a good story, just did not hold my rapt attention as it seemed to take longer to get to any romance or thrilling danger. 

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4.0 Romance Rave

Once the romance started  it did not stop. Even though it took a while in the novel for romance to happen, then it happened FAST!!! And was so sexy and smokin’ HOT!!! Readers you will SWOON over Trevor. He is HOT, sweet, thoughtful, and knows exactly what he is doing when it comes to romance. 

New Release Blog Tour * The Perfect Emotion * Author Melissa Rolk

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The Perfect Emotion

Book 2

The Perfect Series

Author Melissa  Rolka

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The story of Kate, Kyle and Reed continues in this second novel of The Perfect Series.

Kate (Katherine) Monroe is finally coming to heads with the decisions she’s made in the past to keep herself distracted at any cost. Learning to move on and forward with the conflicts in her life is harder than she expects though. With Kyle continuing to attempt reconciliation and Kate’s mom back at home, avoiding and running are no longer an option.

All along Kate’s mind and heart are consumed with Reed, but she fights to push her feelings and desires to the side. Despite the obvious pull and connection she has with Reed she finds it difficult to let him in… and trust in herself. However, Reed’s perseverance and patience never wavers and eventually he uses the one thing that had always brought them together… tennis.

As Reed and Kate begin to embark on a new relationship they face the past and the present head on. Along the way, new challenges and emotions arise testing the direction of their future together.

Can Kate forgive herself and trust Reed in order to latch onto the one emotion she needs most… love?

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“Jesus, Katherine,” he mumbles as I kiss my way across his jaw and over to his ear. “What are you doing to me?”

“Kissing you,” I whisper in his ear and brush my lips against his ear lobe.

“Mmmmm hmmmm.” His hands move to my waist and guide me onto him. I’m straddling his lap and his fingers dig into my hips. I rush my hands into his hair and his head presses all the way against the couch, the leather giving in to my demands. Our tongues clash against each other exploring as if it’s our first kiss, yet knowingly anticipating our next ridge or groove. My heart races in ways I never knew possible. My hands run down to the hem of his button down shirt and to the top of his pants. I start to pull at his shirt to un-tuck it, but his hands come around and lock around my wrists restraining me from pulling anymore. I whine into his mouth.

“Why?” I mumble against the softness of his lips and smile.

“This is the first time I’m in your house and I just met your parents… maybe the second time,” he jokes and then nibbles on my bottom lip.

“Grrrrr,” I grumble in his mouth. “You are always being too good.” His eyes narrow at me and he let’s out a rough chuckle.

“Katherine, I think you know that’s not true and I’ll show you just how bad I am when we are back up at school.” His hands snake up to my shoulders wrapping around the back of my neck. Pulling me towards him and his lips find mine again. Softly he kisses me across my jaw to my ear. “Patience,” he whispers.

“I don’t want to be patient,” I pout as I push my body into him. He laughs into me and un-straddles me from his lap. We face each other and I smile shyly at him feeling a little funny by my boldness.

“Stop,” he says, and his hand latches onto my pinky finger gently rubbing it. “Don’t be embarrassed. I don’t like you having to be patient either,” he says, just before he plants a firm kiss to my forehead. I lean myself against him and rest my head on his chest. His arms wrap around me tightly making my insecurities fade. As I take in his familiar pine and masculine scent he shifts us back against the arm of the couch allowing me to snuggle myself even closer.

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Closer To You – The Wallflowers

Come On Get Higher – Sugarland

You Look Good In My Shirt – Keith Urban

Leaving Me Later – JT Hodges

I Would Be Sad – The Avett Brothers

You Are More – Tenth Avenue North

Poison & Wine – The Civil Wars

Nothing – The Script

Boyfriend – RaeLynn

Collide – Howie Day

Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

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Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.

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