Blog Tour & Giveaway! – The One Awakened by Alexandra North @alexnorthbooks

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The One Awakened by Alexandra North

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: JULY 5, 2014

Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions (http://bookenthusiastpromotions.com)

 

Giveaway:

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Synopsis:

It began a decade ago with a spilt drink and a missed opportunity amongst two people destined to be together. Now ten years on, sexually frustrated Lucia Myers is seeing her friend as though it were the first time…

Everything changed that Tuesday night when Lucia Myer’s millionaire best friend Sebastian Silver returned home after months working abroad. She took one look at his spine-tingling face and in that moment he stole her breath away, for the second time in a decade…

As a single-mother, her priorities have changed; the only man in he life is her 3year old son Finn. Encouraged by her girlfriends she’s begun to date, but now, staring at Seb with fresh eyes – his appearance suddenly unfamiliar to her and physique making her mouth water; Lu decides that he should be the one to encourage her inner wantonness. What were friends for – if not to help when one was in need?

She forms a plan… a proposition of sorts; one night of pleasure, I’m open to anything, with no ties – the text reads. It couldn’t have been simpler.

She wants to be awakened by someone she can truly trust; one with a skilled repertoire with the ladies and one who will never want more from her – cue Sebastian – the ultimate alpha player!

Sebastian accepts her offer, but only on his terms, introducing rules that she must adhere to. He decides where, when, and that one night would not be enough to truly take Lucia to new heights and show her how it should be really be done! One month it is then…

The heat between them is scorching; the constant fight for control undeniable, as they struggle between the blurred lines of the term ‘mates’. Together they sizzle, but apart they are broken. They must become strangers, and forget their friendship to become lovers, for Lucia to fulfill her desires and for Sebastian to awaken her in a way no other man has achieved.

Soon their time will come to an end; can they ever go back to just being friends?

Forces from their past and present try to destroy their future and all the while, Lucia has this feeling that she is being watched, by another…

The One awakened is romantic, seductive, witty, full of angst, and will make you wish you had your very own Sebastian Silver to proposition.

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Buy Links:

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Meet the Author:

ALEXANDRA NORTH…

… is an Indie author of romance and erotic romance. She lives in the rambling lush hills of Yorkshire, UK with her swoon-worthy husband, two children and two guinea pigs Barry & Boris. She admits quite openly to being ‘a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind’ and when not writing, works as a Graphic Designer & Illustrator, something she’s done for the past 20 years.

 

Other ‘broom up the bottom’ jobs include; mum’s taxi, cooking and cleaning, cake baking, family therapist and complaints letter writer, for all and sundry – she’s the one who won’t take no for an answer! In between everyday life’s tasks, she tries to lose herself with her secret lover ‘monsieur kindle’- sssh… don’t tell Mr. North.

 

Writing was always a hobby and took a back seat to University, work, parenthood and unfortunately later, chronic long-term illness. One day she woke and thought ‘life’s too short – I’m going to finish that blummin book!’

 

She now devotes her time to writing love stories full of humour and naughtiness. When she isn’t manically typing away or trying to be the model wife and mum, Alexandra can be found shoe shopping (shoes are her weakness), cosying up with back-to-back TV series and enjoying her very own Sebastian Silver.

 

Social Links:

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Review – Sins of Eden by S M Reine @smreine

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The Blurb

There have always been three gods. Always. 

Until Elise Kavanagh murdered them. 

A demon named Belphegor has entered the Origin and become a new god, triggering genesis: the death and rebirth of the entire universe. He wants Elise to join him in Eden for the end of all things, but only once she’s watched everyone she cares about die painfully under his heel. 

With nothing but a dwindling army of werewolves, Elise must enter Eden, slaughter Belphegor, and stop the genesis. But Belphegor’s smarter than Adam ever was, and far crueler. He’s spent lifetimes preparing for this. 

He will have his world of Hellfire. He will have victory. And he will have Elise’s life…

 

The Review

“They” say that all good things must come to an end.  I have two questions; firstly, who are “They” and secondly, why??

This book is nothing short of a triumph.  A masterful weaving of a storyline so very complex, your head will spin.  And yet, all the threads are pulled together in this, the final book, to bring it all rushing to a fitting conclusion.  

I had more than one “lightbulb” moment, and more than one point where I just didn’t see how this was all going to end well. There may have been a bit of leakage from the eyes (probably a bit of grit in there…) BUT, the author said to trust her to give the story the ending it deserved, and she did.  Oh boy, she did.

I am sad that this part of the story is over.  But, unlike some conclusions I have read, we were not short-changed by this ending.  Expect more from this world…..

The score?  An A (5* Amazon).  Without a shadow of a doubt…..

You can find the author on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/authorsmreine) or on Twitter (http://twitter.com/smreine)

 

Purchase Links

Amazon US: Amazon US – Purchase Sins of Eden

Amazon UK: Amazon UK – Purchase Sins of Eden

Review – Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid @reidromance

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The Blurb

There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit. 

Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee. 

This is a full-length novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the fourth book in the ‘Knitting in the City’ series.

 

The Review

There are three things you need to know about Penny Reid: 1) She writes wonderful stories, 2) She made me cry with this book, and 3) She knows how to knit.

You may have seen previous reviews regarding Penny’s work on the blog.  If you have, you know that I love her work.  So, when a writer gives advance warning that readers may not like this book as much because it’s not quite like the others, I get a bit twitchy.  What’s changed?  Has everyone forgotten how to knit?  Does no one fall in love? 

Fear not.  This book is slightly different, but in a good way.  Ashley goes home to family.  And what a family.  6 bearded brothers and Drew.  Who is most definitely NOT a brother.  

Once again, Penny has woven her unique brand of literary magic.  At points, incredibly frustrating (seriously, I needed to bang heads together) and at other times incredibly poignant and sad.  And for those parts, I am glad I was reading the book in the comfort of my own home.  I don’t do attractive tears….

The book still has a good smattering of humour “roses are red, violets are blue, rhyming is hard, wine” (Sandra) or one of my fave quotes from Ashley “man are as trustworthy and reliable as tampons made of sand”.  But hard up against that, you have the emotional “I wanted him to teach me how to just be” (Ashley).

The book is beautifully written.  The love, warmth and protectiveness which the brothers show Ash envelops the reader in a warm cocoon, whilst the relationship with Drew adds a zing of friction and passion which will make you catch your breath.  I truly think that this is Penny’s best work to date.  And I’ve told her so!

So to the score.  A scientifically accurate A (5* Amazon).

You can contact Penny via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/PennyReidWriter) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/reidromance)

PURCHASE LINKS – NB Beauty and the Mustache is due for release on 28th August!

Amazon US : Amazon US – Pre order/purchase Beauty and the Mustache

Amazon UK: Amazon UK – Pre order/purchase Beauty and the Mustache

 

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