Monday, June 18, 2018

Hard Love by Shana Vanterpool Excerpt & Giveaway


Hard Love
Shana Vanterpool
(Guns & Ink #2)
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: May 22nd 2018
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
When two people in pain collide, there is something intoxicating about drowning in the chaos of hard love.
Brando Hawkins is a detective with the Denver Police Department. The world should be his to take. He’s a dedicated officer with a promising career. But Brando’s got secrets. Dark, ruthless secrets. At twenty-six, he’s burned-out, and the sight of another body, one more unhappy ending, might just do him in.
Catherine Abbott is a woman who wars with her demons and guards her heart. Immersed in a world where people ink their lives on their skin, Catherine trusts only that which she can see. And, as a rape survivor, she finds comfort in control.
But Brando’s demons start to tangle with hers. They’re dangerous, like hers. But they’re beautiful too.
A spray of bullets brings them together, and the pain of their pasts collide with the lure of their futures. Cat wants to mend his heart and his wounds, but Brando’s secrets lay tucked away in a vault so tightly sealed, she can’t get through.
Everything around them is covered in the confusion of love and the burn of revenge, but no one ever said love was easy.
Hard Love is the next standalone installment in the Guns & Ink series by Shana Vanterpool, a world of tattoos, love, and redemption from Swoon Romance.
SNEAK A PEEK AT BOOK 1 – MAD LOVE:
Life had a way of expunging your expectations.
But it also had a way of rebuilding them.
I met a hero the day I walked into Klayton’s tattoo shop, broken and terrified. My heart was tattered, and my mental state was a plain of rubble in my skull. He wasn’t your typical hero. But atypical was exactly what I needed. I needed strength to combat my weaknesses. I needed love to fight my terror. And I needed someone to look at me like I was whole, when I feared I never would be again.
I sometimes wished we could have a do-over. That I could walk into his tattoo shop smiling, clean, and glowing. But that would only erase the brutal, beautiful truth of us. I didn’t walk into his tattoo shop smiling, I wasn’t clean, and I was severely damaged.
But Klayton loved me anyway. Even when I was empty, even when I was broken.
Even when I was mad.


Author Bio:
When I walk into a book store I feel at home. When I smell the pages of a brand new book things make sense. When I read I am who I always wanted to be. I read to escape and I write so others can as well. My family, my actress dog Bella, coffee, and a steamy love story are a few of my most precious things.





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Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren Excerpt

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Survival of the Richest, an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is available NOW!

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A Park Avenue princess...
My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan's harbor. A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy, the son of my mother's latest husband. Instead he protects me with fierce determination when I need him most.
This tale begins with a fall, but it doesn't end there.
Because another man wants me.
Sutton wants to consume me with a passion more feral than kind. In the lush emotional wilderness I'm not sure I want Christopher to save me this time...
Or if there will be anything left if he tries.
SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST is a book about finding your soul's desire, even if the search leads you places you never expect. A woman torn between two men. An impossible choice. And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield--the heart.
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Excerpt:
He uses both hands to tug me closer; I’m pressed so tightly I can’t imagine getting away. Where Sutton had been raw sensuality and playfulness, Christopher is pure determination. He kisses me like he’s a conquering army, like I’m made of gold he has to grasp—or lose forever.

About Skye:
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.
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Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean Giveaway



When a man known only as Devil finds his way into her bedchamber and offers her his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees. She might be a spinster, but she’s seen love in action and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that her future husband will love her beyond reason—even if it means she must make a deal with a man more dangerous than she could imagine.
Bastard son of a duke, and king of London’s darkest corners, Devil has made a lifetime of wielding power and seizing opportunity, and Felicity Faircloth is everything he needs to exact a perfect revenge. All he has to do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap, and destroy his enemy. If the girl is ruined in the process, so be it.  
Except there’s nothing plain about Felicity Faircloth, and soon it’s Devil who is trapped…along with his heart.


About the Book

Wicked and the Wallflowerby Sarah MacLean
SeriesThe Bareknuckle Bastards Series
GenreAdult
Historical Romance
PublisherAvon Books
Publication DateJune 19, 2018
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Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of WICKED AND THE WALLFLOWER by Sarah MacLean, we're giving away two $10 Amazon gift cards!
GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open internationally. Two winners will each receive a $10 Amazon gift card.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance. Giveaway ends 6/29/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Pure Textuality PR is responsible for the prize and will send the prizes out to the winners directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address.  Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About the Author


New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller SARAH MACLEAN is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America.
Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. She is the author of a monthly column celebrating the best of the genre for the Washington Post. Her advocacy for romance and the women who read it earned her a place on Jezebel.com’s “Sheroes” list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her “gracefully furious.”
A graduate of Smith College & Harvard University, Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Author Links

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Story Land Trip 2018



Ever since I was little my parents took me to Story Land! There are some things that I will never forget doing, like touching the North Pole, or visiting the Storybook animals and the Storybook Houses. Now I get to go with my niece and nephew and I get to share my memories and make new ones with them. 


There are always Characters around to take pictures. This year we saw Tinkerbell, Daniel Tiger, Katerina, Little Red Riding Hood, Mother Goose, The Woman in the Shoe, and Peter Pan. They take their time and talk to the kids too.



This year the kids were taller so we went on more rides. My Brother in law loves fish, so of course they had to go on this ride. They got to move the head of the fish.


This is the kiddos getting ready for the Turtle Twirl to start!


 There is also a water park, and splash pad. This was right before they got soaked!


This is a yearly tradition to take the raft ride. I took the raft ride with my parents when I was younger. 


There are great photo ops as well. There is a bench when you first come in, and an over sized chair in The Little Dreamer's Play Area. They are all dated and great for family photos. You can also get professional pictures of yourselves from some of the rides. This year my hubby got a picture of himself on the Bamboo Chutes as a key chain for our collection. 


These are the three little pigs from the Storybook!


Dunkin' Donuts!!!!! I do not need to say more! 


This is a tradition with my Godchild. She drives me, and I get scared. This year I got car insurance! 


 Little Red Riding Hood and Peter Pan!


Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Day!

It’s a beautiful day in Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood and you’re invited to be a part of the fun! Join Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat for a show full of make believe & good feelings as we learn how to share, try new things, & use our imaginations. After every show, meet Daniel & Katerina for pictures and hugs!


It was amazing to see the kid's reactions to seeing their favorite characters in real life!


It kept me entertained as well as the kiddos.


It was also interactive, and taught the kids to try new things and not be afraid.

We had a great time and love to go. Every time we see something new. We did so many things that are not mentioned here, the Carousel, Got their Driver's License, The Bamboo Chutes, The Crazy Barn, and the Splash Battle. Which this year I stayed outside, and it was four against one! I got SOAKED! ha! Their aim is getting better! I would like to thank Story Land for the tickets for this wonderful opportunity! 

Here are some useful links:
Website
Map
Shows
Attractions

Have a great summer!