Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt - Dream of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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We are so excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for DREAM OF YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout, a novella in her Wait For You Series. This is a 1001 Dark Nights novella so it is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Grab your copy today!!


My Review

Ah! This was exactly the kind of romance read I was looking for right now. Dream of You follows Abby and Colton, high school acquaintances who happen to cross paths again after Abby witnesses a murder and Colton is one of the police officers assigned to her case. As they start to get know each other again and as Abby's life is threatened because of what she witnessed, things heat up between Colton and Abby in a very delicious way. Colton is your typical alpha male and I'm a sucker for sexy cops, I can't help it!

Abby was an excellent character. She's very relatable and I connected to her easily. She's not an obvious beauty, not what modern society would call pretty - she's curvy, so the girl's got some self-esteem issues which I know any girl can relate to. She was never really in the whole dating scene, having married her high school sweetheart, who passed away before the book starts. Abby has definitely known loss, losing her husband and also her parents in terrible car accidents. I'm surprised the girl is as normal as she is. She's also a free-lance book editor, which I adored. I loved how much of a book nerd she was and there were even moments where she discussed going to book events with her friends. How cute!

Anyways, I really appreciated Colton giving Abby the chance to see for herself how wonderful and beautiful she really is. It's not enough for the guy to tell the girl she's pretty, she has to believe it herself and JLA made a point to prove that to Abby here. She struggles with self-image throughout the book and it hinders her relationship a bit with Colton, but after a lot of soul-searching and positive thinking, I liked that Abby was able to see the true beauty in herself and to realize that it's all subjective.

As expected with a novella, especially one from JLA, I was left wanting so much more, in a good way though. I would've loved to get more from Colton, being able to understand his character and personality more, and I'd kill for a POV from him. Either way, the book was exceptional and I loved how it connected to the rest of the series. If you like your heroes as sexy, dashing cops, your heroines to be relatable and realistic, and your romance steamy then this is the book for you. Short and simple, and it leaves you feeling happy and satisfied.

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DREAM OF YOU Tour Schedule

June 24
June 25
Bittersweet Reads-Review & Excerpt
Book Bumblings-Review
Kimberlyfaye Reads-Review and Excerpt
Love Words and Books-Review
Read-Love-Blog-Excerpt
The Eater of Books-Review and Excerpt
June 26
Fiction Fangirls-Review and Excerpt
Nightly Reading-Excerpt
Readers Live 1000 Lives-Review and Excerpt
Snooby Doo’s Book Reviews-Excerpt
The Book Cellar-Excerpt
June 27
A Bookish Escape-Review
Always YA At Heart-Review & Excerpt
Daydream Books-Review
Nose Stuck in a Book-Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads-Review and Excerpt
Summer’s Book Blog-Review and Excerpt
June 28
Cocktails and Books-Review and Excerpt
Little Read Riding Hood-Review and Excerpt
Ramblings from this Chick-Review
Reading Between the Wines-Excerpt
Zili in the Sky-Review and Excerpt
June 29
Book Lovin’ Mamas-Excerpt
Romance Obsessed Book Blog-Review and Excerpt
Stuck in YA Books-Review and Excerpt
The Cover Contessa-Review and Excerpt
Travels n Reads-Review and Excerpt
June 30
21st Century Once Upon A Times-Excerpt
Deity Island-Review and Excerpt
Resch Reads and Reviews-Review
Book Crushin-Review and Excerpt
Books and Starlight-Review and Excerpt
July 1
July 2
Book Reviews by Lexi-Review
Book Reviews by Sandra-Review and Excerpt
Book Starlets-Review and Excerpt
Confessions of a YA and NA Book Addict-Review and Excerpt
Love Affair with Fiction-Excerpt
Mrs. Leif’s Two Fangs About It-Review
Read My Mind-Review and Excerpt
Scandalous Book Blog-Review and Excerpt
The Slanted Bookshelf-Review
What Danielle Did Next-Review and Excerpt
July 3
Books and Swoons-Review and Excerpt
Books Unhinged-Review and Excerpt
Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom-Review and Excerpt
Dark Faerie Tales-Review and Excerpt
Jenuine Cupcakes-Review
Love Between the Sheets-Review and Excerpt
Luxen Army-Review
Mean Girls Luv Books-Review and Excerpt


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About DREAM OF YOU:

Abby Erickson isn't looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she's thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she's ever seen - Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she's in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

Excerpt

Colton leaned toward me with his gaze locked onto mine. “I didn’t know you in high school, but I knew of you.”
“You did? I can’t imagine it was anything interesting. I was boring as—”
“I never got the impression you were boring,” he interrupted, and goodness, I could fall into those eyes and never come back out. So cheesy sounding, and if I saw it in one of my author’s books, I’d redline the hell out of that, but now I got it. It was possible. “I just thought you were this pretty girl who sat two seats behind me in history class and was shy.”
Several things occurred to me at once. He remembered that we shared history class together? Holy crap on a cracker. And he thought I’d been pretty? I was sure I probably weighed twenty pounds more back then and I wore these godawful glasses that were so trendy nowadays.
Colton was a flirt.
“Looking back, I wish I had the balls to talk to you then.” He returned his attention to his crepe while my jaw hit the table. “But you were with Kevin and…yeah, that’s not my style, you know?” He glanced in my direction. “You’re going to eat the crepes, right?”
“Yeah,” I murmured, cutting into one side. I forced myself to eat a bite, and it was like heaven just orgasmed in my mouth. Wow. That was inappropriate. I resisted a giggle. “What about you? You’ve been a cop this whole time?”
“Yep. It’s what I always wanted to do. Started off as a deputy, then became a detective for the county before transferring to the city. I love working as a detective, but with my hours all over the place, Reece, my brother, has pretty much straight up adopted my dog. She doesn’t even stay at my house anymore.” He finished off the second crepe with an impressive quickness and then settled back against the chair, stretching out his long legs. “Almost got married.”
Thank God I had just swallowed a piece of crepe because there was a good chance I would’ve choked. “Almost?”
“Was engaged.” He grinned, and I felt my tummy dip in response. “Nicole and I were together for…hell.” He glanced up at the ceiling, pursing his lips. “For about six years.”
Holy crap, six years? That was a long time. I wondered if she was the woman I’d seen him with at the movies that one time, but that was like, maybe a year ago.
“Got all the way down to planning the wedding date when we came to the realization that we wanted different things in life.”

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Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


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Monday, June 29, 2015

Dark Elements Read-Along: Week Five


Welcome to Week FIVE of The Dark Elements Read-Along. If you want to know more about the Read-Along, sign up for it, and get all the details, check out this page here. You'll find links to all the weekly posts on that page, too.

REMEMBER: In order to be eligible for the prizes, you must SIGN UP and then answer the questions via the Google Form below.

For updates and to chat with other participants, join the Deity Island Read Alongs Facebook Group. There will a lot of fun things happening there!

Also, use #DarkElementsReadAlong to follow along on Twitter.

Thank you all for your feedback on the chapters read. I loved all your responses about the book. Here's what some readers had to say:

Jaslyn v says "The feels.... I cannot even explain it. This is like my fifth time reading this book, but it feels like the first. I freaking love Roth and Layla. Seriously. They are my OTP. If they do not end up together by the end of this series I may just crawl into a hole and die. I mean Zayne's great and all, but.... Those on team Roth, you know what I mean..."

Sharon David says "Ahh!!! I love this book so much! Layla really got to me and it made me cry realizing how alone she was. Roth, well he did everything I've ever wanted him to do and we got to see a side of him that we've never seen before, he exposed his insecurities and it was so adorable. No part of this book disappointed me, I was so happy with everything and never felt like it could have been better, it was perfect."

Sona Dasgupta says "I fell in Love with Roth during these Chapters and there was no going back from it. I love how the Character of Layla grew into herself and gain more confidence and new perspective. In these chapters I also got an idea about Zayne's feelings towards Layla . All in all, I was so hooked that even thinking about stopping was out of Questions."


How about you?

Be sure to come back here next Monday to discuss the chapters we read and answer some questions for your chance at winning some pretty cool prizes!

Next up, we'll be reading Stone Cold Touch, Chapters 1-11.

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…


See you all next week. Happy reading!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dream of You Release Day Launch

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's DREAM OF YOU!! DREAM OF YOU is a Contemporary Romance novella in Jennifer’s Wait For You Series! This is a 1001 Dark Nights novella so it is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Grab your copy of this sexy novella today!!

 

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EXCERPT:

Detective Hart asked a few more questions. Did I notice if they had gotten in a car? No. Was a name even spoken? Not that I recalled. Did they say anything to the man they shot? I wasn’t sure. Eventually, he got up and left the room to retrieve some photos they wanted me to look at.

I was alone with Colton.

Any other time I probably would’ve been beside myself with nervousness, but at this point, I barely registered his presence. All I wanted to do was go home and forget this night.

“Abby?”

My gaze slowly lifted at the sound of my name. His voice was deep and gruff—a morning voice.

He leaned toward me, placing his arms on the table. Short dark hairs dusted powerful forearms. The few times I’d seen him over the years, I hadn’t been in close proximity to him, but now I could see the tiny differences between the Colton I’d admired from afar in high school and the one sitting in front of me, some ten years later. Fine lines had formed around the corners of his eyes. His jaw seemed harder, and the five-o’clock shadow was something new.

Something sexy.

I really needed to stop thinking in general.

“Are you sure you’re okay, Abby?” he asked, and real concern filled his voice.

I shook my head slowly as a shiver raced down my spine. “Yes. No? I’m sorry. I’m so tired.”

“I can imagine.” He glanced at the door as he moved his shoulders, as if working out a kink. “We’ll get you home soon.”

Slouching in the metal chair, I sighed. “Is this…the start of your shift or…?”

Colton’s cobalt gaze tracked back to me. “I usually get off around eight, but we work in cycles for homicide calls. It was our weekend.”

“Sorry,” I whispered, and then frowned. “I don’t even know why I apologized. It’s got to be hard working those kinds of hours, having to be on call.”

“I imagine it is for some, especially those with a family.” One side of his lips quirked up, and despite the dire situation, my stomach dipped a bit. He lifted his left hand. “Obviously, I’m not married. I wouldn’t know.”
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DREAM OF YOU Synopsis:

Abby Erickson isn't looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she's thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she's ever seen - Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she's in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

 

Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Dark Elements Read-Along: Week Four


Welcome to Week FOUR of The Dark Elements Read-Along. If you want to know more about the Read-Along, sign up for it, and get all the details, check out this page here. You'll find links to all the weekly posts on that page, too.

REMEMBER: In order to be eligible for the prizes, you must SIGN UP and then answer the questions via the Google Form below.

For updates and to chat with other participants, join the Deity Island Read Alongs Facebook Group. There will a lot of fun things happening there!

Also, use #DarkElementsReadAlong to follow along on Twitter.

Thank you all for your feedback on the chapters read. I loved all your responses about the book. Here's what some readers had to say:

Sharon David says "I love Roth and I absolutely loved the moments with him. It was refreshing to see a world where the public knew about gargoyles existing but at the same time, the fact that demons were unknown added to the suspense of the story."

Susan Knoell says "I love how the characters of Zayne and Roth are so different but in ways both give Layla what she needs. Zayne is like the big brother who is there for her, listens to her and supports her. Roth is all his cockiness tells her what she needs to hear and wants her to accept herself for what she is."

Celyn says "I honestly think the first 9 chapters of this book are what truly what drew me to love the series. Layla's twin emotions of ferocity & uncertainty combined with Roth's cockiness is definitely a winning combo. "

How about you?

Be sure to come back here next Monday to discuss the chapters we read and answer some questions for your chance at winning some pretty cool prizes!

Next up, we'll be reading White Hot Kiss, Chapters 20-26.


See you all next week. Happy reading!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Scorched Release Day Launch

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's SCORCHED!! SCORCHED is a standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Frigid Series. And be sure to grab FRIGID, the first standalone in this amazing series!!

 

 

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SCORCHED Synopsis:

Sometimes life leaves a mark…

Most days, Andrea doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that firefighter body of his, but he’s a major player, and they can’t get along for more than a handful of minutes. Until now.

Tanner knows he and Andrea have had an epic love/hate relationship for as long as he can remember, but he wants more love than hate from her. He wants her. Now. Tomorrow. But the more he gets to know her, the more it becomes obvious that Andrea has a problem. She’s teetering on the edge and every time he tries to catch her, she slips through his fingers.

Andrea’s life is spiraling out of control, and it doesn’t matter that Tanner wants to save her, because when everything falls apart and she’s speeding toward rock bottom, only she can save herself.

Sometimes life makes you work for that happily ever after…

 

Praise for SCORCHED:

“Armentrout’s latest new adult offering tackles substance abuse and mental illness — and, thankfully, the love of a good man is not going to be what heals this heroine.” – RT Book Reviews

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And don’t miss the first standalone book in the series…

Frigid

FRIGID

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Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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