Cover Re-Reveal: Away-B.A. Wolfe

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Title: Away (The Keaton Series Book #1)
Author: B.A. Wolfe
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: November 19, 2014
Cover by Bookfabulous Designs Laura Hidalgo
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What good is running AWAY when you only end up lost?

Cassandra Pierce had her whole “perfect” life planned out by her parents. One night of pure weakness and lust has her running away from it all and seeking refuge in Alamosa with her best friend. But it seems life has other plans for her when she finds herself lost in the small town of Keaton.

Jason Bradley is a charming country guy. He lives a simple life that’s nothing like what Cassandra is used to. A single moment in life changed everything he thought he once knew, leaving him with a broken heart and an unplanned future.

What happens in Keaton is nothing Cassandra or her heart could have ever prepared for. The instant connection she shares with Jason is no secret, but what they’re keeping hidden from one another is. Will these two be able to find a way to trust each other or will their secrets tear them apart?

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“Alright.” He raised his brow as he walked over to the nightstand, writing something on the notepad. “Here’s my cell number, call me if you need anything. I only live about ten minutes away. Seriously, if you need anything, just use the motel phone.”I took the ripped piece of paper he handed me. “Thanks.” I knew I needed it so I could talk to him about my car, but that’s as far as it would go.“I mean it, anything,” he said as he walked to the door, resting his hand against the frame. “Can I get you something before I leave? Dinner?”

“No, I’m not hungry at all, but thanks for offering. I think I’m ready to get some sleep,” I admitted.

“I’ll keep you posted about your car,” he said.

“Thanks,” I said, thankful that I would get to see him again, but feeling like a mixed up basket case for not trusting him. I was a freaking mess.

“Goodnight Cassandra,” he said quietly before closing the door and walking away.

Yeah, right. Goodnight in this place was going to be hard to come by. I locked the door after he left and walked over to the bed. I drew the covers back and found exactly what I’d pictured… Stains. Gross. I pulled the covers back over the bed and decided to sleep with a towel over me instead. I walked into the filthy bathroom, quickly grabbed a towel, and ran back to the room like a scared child. I put on a pair of yoga pants and a t-shirt and was ready to get some rest. It had been an unusually long day between the long drive, the accident, and the hospital. Too exhausted for continued thinking, I let my brain off the hook and laid down on the hard mattress. As I pulled the towel over my body, I noticed my feet were going to be hanging out all night. Great.

I gently laid my sore head back onto the pillow and blinked my eyes a few times. I was right. Sweet dreams were extremely hard to come by in this place, but I tried. I closed my eyes and fell asleep.

Based on the way I felt the next morning, I’d gotten only a few hours of sleep at the most. Between the noises, the creaks, and the foul smell, I didn’t know which was worse. That was, by far, the worst night’s sleep I’ve ever had. The morning sun shone brightly through the yellowed curtains, and I decided to give up on trying to get any more sleep.

I ripped the towel off of me and was about to put my feet on the floor and there it was. Staring back at me as if I were invading his turf was an over sized, nasty, grey rat. “OH MY GOD!” I screamed as I jumped up and stood on the bed, unsure of what to do if he were to start climbing up. I let out another loud scream as it raised itself up with its beady little eyes staring, making it scurry off under the bed. This was even worse; now I couldn’t see the damn thing.

I jumped off the bed and collected my belongings faster than I even realized I could. I threw on a jacket before making a mad dash for the door, slamming it behind me. “Holy shit, that was gross,” I said breathlessly. I took a moment to compose myself, and to think about what to do next. I was not going back into that room. That was for certain.

“Are you looking for a place to stay yet?” I heard his familiar voice from afar. I peeked over the railing, and there he was standing with his arms crossed, wearing a sexy grin, faded jeans, and a tight white tee.

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B.A. Wolfe is a girl with a passion for reading and writing, and lives in the good ol’ state of Colorado with her husband (her biggest cheerleader), and her two crazy min pin fur babies. These days, her life is anything but calm, and there isn’t one thing she’d want to change. B.A. spends all her free time either furiously typing stories on her laptop or happily reading through her endless TBR on her Kindle. Her list of favorites would be long enough to fill a book, but most would likely fall under the romance category. She is a sucker for a good love story that makes her cry, and an amazing book boyfriend who will melt her heart. ‘Away’ is B.A. Wolfe’s debut novel.

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Pleasant reading, 

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: The Lost One-Liz Lovelock

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BOOK:  The Lost One 
AUTHOR: Liz Lovelock
SERIES: Book One of Lost Series 
GENRE:  Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE:  September 10th, 2014
Hosted By: Book Empire Promotions

cooltext1602390596 copyMy name is Melodi White, I had a dream once like every other girl does. Then one day, my dream was torn to shreds, by my sister’s evil boyfriend, Jacob. It’s been three years since she was ripped from my life. She wasn’t just any sister; no, she was my twin, my best friend.

 

Deciding to follow our childhood dream of moving to New York, I head for a life of adventure and fun. A night on the town and I find myself wrapped in the arms of one gorgeous, drop-dead-sexy man, Corban. He has literally swept me off my feet, taken my breath away with a single kiss and left me wanting more, a feeling completely alien to me.

 

Corban Andrews, CEO of Case Construction, rich, sexy and ravishing is set to make my world come undone. I allow myself to put my trust in him, but will his rules and my trust issues let us explore what we could have together? It’s either that or am I at risk of staying lost and alone.

 

When a blast from my past reappears, I know I may be pushed so far down the rabbit hole, Corban and I just may not survive. It all comes down to survival and choices. I have no idea which I will choose.

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Liz is from bright sunny Queensland, Australia. She has always been a reader. When she was little she would be up late reading Garfield and Asterix comic books and also Footrot Flats. When she hit high school she read TomorrowWhen the War Began by John Marsden and from there her love of books continued to grow. She always has a book to read beside her bed along with a note book for when inspiration hits at those crazy hours. 

 She is a stationary addict and a one click addict. She loves everything books, authors and of course loves chocolate and lollies to keep her going. 

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ARC Review: The Runaway House-Courtney Parker

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I received this eARC as a gift in exchange for an honest review via Courtney Parker.

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Kade looks and acts like a runaway. And with his parents breathing down his neck about college applications and baseball scholarships, he almost wishes he were one. So when Agent Boone approaches him with the opportunity to go undercover and disappear, Kade can’t believe his luck.

Sightings of high-profile missing kids from all over the country have poured in through the years in the small, old-timey towns of Jessup, Martin, and Clydesville. The tips turn up nothing, but the townsfolk tell tales of an old, possibly haunted, house set deep in the woods that separate the towns. Kade is given one mission: to find the house and, if the kids are there, to convince them he’s one of them.

In the three-story, Victorian-style house surrounded by nothing but miles of woods, Kade enjoys his stress-free days and finds himself wanting to abort the mission and just live this new life with new people who expect nothing of him. Yeah, Ian—the guy in charge—has it out for him for some reason and says he’s not allowed to leave the house, but why would he want to anyway? Still, he can’t help but wonder where Ian goes every day when he wanders off into the woods. Quickly, Kade realizes that he is not the only one with a secret, and he must take it upon himself to crack a case much bigger than the one he signed up for. Especially if he wants to ever get himself and the kids out alive.

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3/5 Stars

The Runaway House by Courtney Parker is a gripping, heart-stopping mystery. Suspicion is high and the stakes are even higher as more and more abducted children appear in a clandestine house on the outskirts of a small town. As Kade scrambles to unravel the end game and uncover the mastermind behind the abductions, he discovers that nothing is cut and dry and that everything he thought he knew is just another elaborate piece of the puzzle. 

PROS:

  • The Runaway House is a book that you can’t put down, that you’re constantly flipping through to get to the next big reveal. The mystery will drive you forward in an anxious, edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting euphoria. Questions only spur further subquestions and lead to countless possibilities but nothing will prepare you for the plot twist.
  • The box. This was the most despicable, horrifyingly abusive and sick form of torture I’ve read because it was so subtle. There’s so much left to the reader to imagine that the terror is magnified. The small details will pulse in your mind, begging you to put the clues together with just as much skill as Kade. You’ll be desperate to save these children from this monstrous fate.
  • Kade is a determined, sweetheart of a guy. He goes out of his way to help people, he’s a hero at its finest because he doesn’t know just how wonderful he is. Kade puts his life on the line and jumps in harms way to save the children from pain both physical and emotional. He’s also an expert at thinking on his feet, which makes him perfect for this covert job. The playful, compassionate way he treats the children will put a big smile on your face.
  • The climax scene is an adrenaline rush. The violence and urgency add to the thrill of the entire story and brings everything together with one final, resounding explosion of suspense. 

CONS: 

  • Although there are brief mentions of a ransom/abduction scam as an explanation for the children living in the Runaway house, the general motivations behind the abductions are unclear, even at the end of the book. 
  • Some sections were extremely slow without much character or plot development. It’s also a little unbelievable that Kade, a newcomer, can navigate the creepy woods, flee to town, and get back without getting caught every time, especially when the children who utilize those woods daily have been captured and punished. It just didn’t add up.
  • A few of the characters fell flat. There wasn’t much to them by way of personality, they were pretty basic, bare bones, foundational sketches without any unique, fully developed personalities. 

If you like any of the following, you’ll enjoy this:

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Happy reading, 

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