RELEASE DAY BLITZ                                      CALLING ME AWAY by LOUISE BAY

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Title: Calling Me Away

Series: The Calling Me Series ~ Book Two

Author: Louise Bay

Release Date: 26th September, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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CALLING ME AWAY SYNOPSIS

 

Is it possible for a guy to turn on a switch and realize he’s been in love with a girl that’s been under his nose for over a decade? Ashleigh Franklin can’t decide.

Ashleigh wants the fairy tale. Ever since she was a kid, her best friend’s brother, Luke, has been her fantasy Prince Charming. Now he’s trying to convince her that she’s the one he’s wanted all these years. There’s no way it’s that easy to escape the friend zone.  

Single after years living with a girlfriend, Luke has finally woken up. What he’s been waiting for has been right under his nose for almost his entire life. Can he persuade her that he’s serious and won’t break her heart?

A Wonder Woman costume, a bottle of tequila and a game of truth or dare between two close friends changes everything.

 

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“Tell me more.” I loved her dirty words. They slipped from her as if they were just below the surface, ready to break free. They were a reminder of how the Ashleigh I’d known for so long wasn’t the whole girl. That the one lying beside me, begging for sex, was the entire package—in more ways than one.

 
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CALLING ME AWAY DONNAS REVIEW

 

This is the second instalment of The Calling Me Series featuring Ashleigh and Luke, the side characters from What The Lightning Sees. It was always going to be full of angst because of where the first segment left me wondering. What I wasn’t expecting is the sizzling hotness I read at the beginning. Wow, a cold shower was required as Louise certainly knows how to write a very steamy scene!

Ashleigh has been in love with Luke since they were children but after Luke came out of a long term relationship, she questions herself as to whether he is on a rebound. He’d never indicated he felt more for her or reciprocated in any way at all.

Quote: Ashleigh ~ “No, it’s too much; it’s too good. I’m close, too soon.”
Luke ~ “I want to stay inside you forever.”

I felt like smacking my Kindle over Ashleigh and Luke’s heads as I was convinced from the start they belonged together. However, as I read on, I realised that their story had been cleverly construed. I love it when I have to make mental notes about how the plot is going to develop and I most certainly had to have my wits about me in this read. Were they committed to trying a relationship or just the fantasy of it? A self-discovery of their feelings and learning how to cope with them was a pleasure to read. Ashleigh especially made me doubt it all. And Luke? Proving to himself that he wanted more than a friendship wouldn’t be easy as there was also the possibility of dating others. Of course, I thought that this detail would be a stumbling block for both of them.

Quote: Luke ~ “Fiona and I went out a few times.”
Ashleigh ~ “You like her?”
Luke ~ “She’s a great girl but she’s not you. I don’t feel this,” “with her.”

This segment of the series was brilliantly written and I was urging Ashleigh and Luke to see some sense. Well, throughout their story, actually. I do love a friends to lovers book. It always seems so much more intense and the angst I had was probably due to the characters wanting to justify their true love. Not just a glorified friendship. Ashleigh and Luke have an amazing chemistry and even with all the twists and turns, there is no getting away from the fact their amorous journey had me enthralled.

Quote: Ashleigh ~ “I want this to happen and you have to admit that it is complicated because of our history and what’s at stake.”
Luke ~ “But nothing we can’t handle. We got this. You have to trust me.”

It is amazing how Louise can conjure up some pretty interesting characters, and I cannot stress enough how refreshing it is to see how a story can be developed from back story characters. Not all authors can do this. And although it had been done before, my point is this. Ms Bay is a genius storyteller. Her talent and interesting ‘imagination’ kept me glued to the book. I would highly recommend reading Louise’s work but The Calling Me Series has to be right up high in my estimation of the ultimate erotic reading material. Romance, hotness, angst… it has everything. In the words of a playlist track, ‘Say You Love Me’.

 

CALLING ME AWAY PLAYLIST

I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt

If You Ever What To Be In Love – James Bay

Landslide – Stevie Nicks

Say you Love Me – Jessie Ware

To Make Her Love Me – Rascal Flatts

If I Knew Then – Lady Antebellum

You Are Everything – Diana Ross

Let’s Wait Awhile – Janet Jackson

Here I am – Leona Lewis

Knocks Me Off My Feet – Stevie Wonder

Where My Heart Belongs – Gloriana

Come Rain Or Come Shine – Ray Charles

 

CALLING ME AWAY BUY LINKS

 

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LOUISE BAY AUTHORUSA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series’ The Empire State Series and What the Lightning Sees. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters. Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films. Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

 

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CALLING ME AWAY OTHER BOOKS

 

CALLING ME BACK: The Calling Me Series Book One. One-click on Amazon U.K | U.S | CANADA | AUSTRALIA

Click HERE for KFF’s review.

 

WHEN THE LIGHTNING SEES: The Complete Series in a bundle. One-click on Amazon U.K | U.S | CANADA | AUSTRALIA.

Click HERE for KFF’s  review of this series.

 

THE EMPIRE STATE SERIES : A Week in New York, Autumn in London, New Year in Manhattan by Louise Bay is on offer for a limited time. One-click on Amazon U.K | U.S |CANADA | AUSTRALIA

Click for KFF’s reviews of A WEEK IN NEW YORK | AUTUMN IN LONDON | NEW YEAR IN MANHATTAN.

 

FAITHFUL: Amazon U.K | U.S | CANADA | AUSTRALIA

HOPEFUL: Amazon U.K | U.S | CANADA | AUSTRALIA

Click HERE for KFF’s review of Hopeful.

 

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                            RELEASE DAY BLITZ                                      CALLING ME BACK by LOUISE BAY

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Title: Calling Me Back

Series:  The Calling Me Series ~ Book One

Author: Louise Bay

Release Date: 11th September, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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CALLING ME BACK SYNOPSIS

 

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CALLING ME BACK TEASERS

 

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Even after all these years of knowing him, I had to consciously remember to breathe when he walked into a room. Like some fantasy Viking, he was tall, blond and underneath his tight, golden skin, his muscles looked hard as wood. His sheer physical presence almost overwhelmed me for the first seconds I was around him. It was always as if he took up all the air, all the space in the room—he was all I could see. I grinned as he walked in my direction.”

 

CALLING ME BACK REVIEW

 

It is no secret what a huge fan of Louise I am. I continuously wait with bated breath for the next literacy serving and am bowled over every time with the stories that are delivered.

The series, What The Lightning Sees, had extraordinary side characters to warrant their own story and that is exactly what we get with this first book in a new series. It is about Haven Daniel’s best friend and adversary, Ashleigh, and Haven’s brother, Luke.

Ashleigh has been best friends with Haven and Luke since childhood. She has been madly and deeply in love with Luke for most of that time; nevertheless, what she believes is that Luke sees her more as a sister than a possible love interest. This is the reason why she decides to try some sort of romance with a colleague from work, accepting there will probably be no kind of romantic relationship with Luke.

Luke has been with his girlfriend Emma for three years and while seemingly happy, as far as he is concerned, it materialises that Emma wants more as in marriage and babies. Luke is not so keen on the idea and a rift builds between the two.

Quote: Luke ~ ” How’s the business of curing the sick and the dying?”
Ashleigh ~ “I work in palliative care, you douche. No one gets cured. that’s the point.”
Luke ~ “Stop making excuses for being a sh**ty nurse.”

A perfect example of the kind of fun loving banter these two have always had would have to be the above quote. At all times, the dialogue between them I found quite adorable. Furthermore, their carefree relationship impressed me no-end and it was plain to see that they had built a solid foundation of friendship over the years. They discuss what Emma wants and Ashleigh tries to give him impartial advice. However, she is trying her hardest to distance herself for reasons to revealed and give her romance with Richard a chance. Luke is struggling with all the changes happening; Emma wants to move forward and that only makes him long for things to be how they were. Haven and Ash waking hungover in the guest room, the three of them having dinner together and to have the easy laughs they had grown up with are just sweet memories.

Obviously, I don’t want to give too much away! Let’s just say things develop at an incredible pace. Does Luke move along with what Emma wants? Does Ashleigh and Richard become more serious? You will have to read this brilliantly written story to find out about all the characters’ stances. I have to add that the ending left me feeling exasperated as to what is in store for them. It also left me feeling that there will be a hell of a lot of angst on the horizon for all involved. There is of course, a play-list which as always, never disappoints. On this front, the tracks fit the story perfectly. One in particular I have had on repeat is ‘If I Knew Then’ by Lady Antebellum.

I look forward to the next instalment, Calling Me Away. Yet again, Louise delivers a well told story and this lady ceases to amaze me.

 

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I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt

If You Ever What To Be In Love – James Bay

Landslide – Stevie Nicks

Say you Love Me – Jessie Ware

To Make Her Love Me – Rascal Flatts

If I Knew Then – Lady Antebellum

You Are Everything – Diana Ross

Let’s Wait Awhile – Janet Jackson

Here I am – Leona Lewis

Knocks Me Off My Feet – Stevie Wonder

Where My Heart Belongs – Gloriana

Come Rain Or Come Shine – Ray Charles

 

CALLING ME BACK BUY LINKS

 

AMAZON: U.K | U.S | CANADA | AUSTRALIA

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CALLING ME BACK AUTHOR

 

 

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read.

Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series’ The Empire State Series and What the Lightning Sees. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.
Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

 

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OTHER BOOKS BY LOUISE BAY

 

WHEN THE LIGHTNING SEES: The Complete Series in a bundle. One-click on Amazon  U.K | U.S | CANADA | AUSTRALIA.

Click HERE for KFF’s  review of this series.

THE EMPIRE STATE SERIES : A Week in New York, Autumn in London, New Year in Manhattan by Louise Bay is on offer for a limited time. One-click on Amazon U.K | U.S | CANADA | AUSTRALIA

Click HERE for KFF’s reviews of The Empire State Series.

FAITHFUL: Amazon U.K | U.S | CANADA | AUSTRALIA

HOPEFUL: Amazon U.K | U.S | CANADA | AUSTRALIA

Click HERE for KFF’S review of Hopeful.

 

 

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                                    REVIEW BLITZ                                            LUCKY NUM8ERS by G.G. CARVER

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Title: Lucky Num8bers

Author: G.G Carver

Release Date: 12th July, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

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KFF SYNOPSIS

 

Lucy Eaton had a job she loved as a Teaching Assistant at a Special Needs School and a boyfriend who struggled with commitment issues. Life was good, not great, but good, until one day Lady Luck paid Lucy a visit and a life that most people could only dream of opened up to her. With the creases of every day life ironed out, she could sit back and live the dream.

But what if that dream doesn’t turn out to be what you thought you wanted?

Want and need are two very different things. The head wants, but the heart needs, and as generous and fortuitous as life can be, it can also be incredibly cruel. No one gets to live a creaseless life. That is something Lucy will soon discover.

 

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This is a story about Lucy Eaton, a special needs teaching assistant. She loves her job but she’s not content with her life. Especially one ex, Mark, that bounds in and out of her life. Lucy is shopping at the local market one day and is drawn to a gypsy style looking caravan where she meets Lady Lavinia. Lucy listens to her fortune being told and seems sceptical. Especially when eight numbers are revealed to her. What could they mean? Was Lucy’s life about to change dramatically as her future was apprised?

Quote ~ “Make a difference to what? What battle lies ahead? I don’t understand.”

Lucy’s luck does change dramatically and along in the mix of all the goings on is her ex Mark who seeps his way back into her life. I must say that in the first quarter of the book, I wanted to smack my Kindle over Lucy’s head for not seeing Mark as I saw him. I did not warm to this guy and felt that the book was edging on 4 stars rather than 5. This shows how good the writing is to make you feel that depth of feeling for these characters and as time went on in the story, I totally loved Lucy. She is funny and caring and very compassionate.

Lucy hires a father and son business to help renovate her garden, George and Joseph Dalton. The meeting between Lucy and Joseph was hilarious and I certainly had laugh out loud moments. I loved a lot of the characters in this story, especially the sweet little boy, Sam who attended the school Lucy worked at. The two seemed to have a very close connection, and Lucy felt sad at the end of the day when he went home as it was evident all was definitely not well.

I wasn’t sure where it would lead to for Lucy… bless her. She has such a good heart and deserves every happiness. However, it became clear others would take advantage of her goodness. Then I saw a lot of strength in her fighting for what she really wanted because her only wish was to be happy. Morals abound in this story which just goes to show what is probably for most us, what is more important in life.

Trying to guess what was behind every chapter in this story full of mystery made this emotional roller-coaster read even better. And how everything was going to eventually unfold only added to its enchantment for me. I laughed at some scenes, my heart beat fast and broke in others. Yes, hot scenes and scary moments is edge of your seat stuff, too. I really do not want to give too much of the plot away or the characters involved; nevertheless, I do implore you readers to put this on your TBR list. This exceptional read being GG Carver’s second book has convinced me so much that he has become one of my favourite authors. I look forward to reading future works and would certainly read Lucky Num8ers again, as I will his previous work. A massive congratulations on another masterpiece.

 

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Born in the heart of England to two devoted parents he enjoyed a happy, loving childhood. Not long after completing his further education he set off on a worldwide adventure visiting various places around the globe, but it was New Zealand that stole his heart. It was here that he discovered his creative side with amateur dramatics, and he made several brief appearances in national soap operas.
After 5 years he returned to England and discovered his passion for writing. He wrote several unpublished children’s books, but had a vision for a book that would take him on an exciting journey.
He also lives with his close companion Carver Jnr his cuddly pup that features in many of his humorous Facebook updates. He enjoys keeping fit, long walks in the fresh air and spending time with close family and friends.

 

 

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    PRIVATE PROPERTY by ANIE MICHAELS

Title: Private Property

Author: Anie Michaels

Series: The Private Serials Book Four

Release Date: 11th July, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age: Mature Adult

 

The fourth and final installment of The Private Serials is LIVE and just $.99!!  Private Property is the conclusion for Preston and Lena, told from the sexy POV of Preston! 

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Check out the entire series HERE ($2.99 – a $.97 cent savings!) 

 


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PRIVATE PROPERTY

I met the woman of my dreams when her husband paid me to sleep with her.

I won the woman of my dreams when I proved to her I wasn’t the man she believed me to be.

Now, I plan on keeping the woman of my dreams by ending her husband, once and for all.

I’ve done some terrible things in the past, but this will be my darkest deed.

Regardless, if Lena is still by my side at the end, it will all be worth it.

This is volume four of a multi-volume serial. Readers should read Private Affairs, Private Encounters, and Private Getaway before reading this novella. It is 28,000+ words. For mature readers only due to explicit sexual situations.

 

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By Donna Elsegood

This is the fourth and final part of The Private series. When I began this part, I was not aware that it was the last installment and was intrigued to see where the characters would be taken as the previous book was not left with a cliff hanger. However, I needed my Preston Reid fix to see if they would ever get some closure on this rollercoaster ride. I was not disappointed at all.

Lena and Preston are now living in Hawaii and all seems to be going well with their relationship. The love and undeniable strong attraction these two have for one another is palpable, but there is still the issue of Lena still being married to the conniving Derrek. Just when you think it’s all going smoothly, there is a curveball. Derrek yet again has got himself mixed up in huge problems due to his greed, and Preston has also been dragged into it by an aggravated party, namely Edgar. All he has ever cared about was keeping Lena safe, love her and more so now.

Quote ~ Preston: “The last tail I had on Derrek he was sitting pretty in the Caribbean with his mistress, sitting on a shit load of money.”
Edgar: “That’s my money he’s sitting on.”

Preston gears himself up to tell Lena what trouble is heading their way courtesy of Derrek. He does not relish telling her; nevertheless, he did promise her that after the lies and secrets previously, he would always be honest and up front. Knowing what I know is their world is about to be turned upside down. Once more, Preston agonizes over what he has been requested to do.

Quote ~ Preston: “Lena, please, we need to talk.”
Lena: “We can talk, but we can only say dirty words.”

Preston finally informs Lena exactly what he is being forced to get involved with and how he is doing it to keep her safe. Lena is insistent on staying with him to help with the situation they find themselves in. Even though he is reluctant, he can’t bear being apart from the woman he loves. Apart from the complications these two face, the passion these two share hottens up.

Quote ~ Preston: “Fucking Christ, you’re so tight. I love slamming into you while you’re still clenching. It feels fucking amazing.”

I do not want to give much more of the plot away but as I read on, discovering how they were going to resolve the dilemma they’d found themselves in had my heart beating faster and faster. The anticipation of a plan Preston puts in place even made me as anxious as them. I have been rooting for these two to finally be set free of their past and have a future together. But as I read on, it felt hopeless.

Quote ~ Preston: “It was the only way I could think of to end this, once and for all.”
Quote ~ Lena: “I get it. I just hope it worked.”

I thoroughly enjoyed this series. It was very different to what I have reviewed before as I went into this with no knowledge of what it was about or who the author is. I was kept entertained throughout with this suspenseful, mysterious tale. I’m a massive fan of Mr Preston Reid, the private investigator, and Lena Bellows, his love interest. It was refreshing to have something a little different from the norm stories out there, and Anie certainly has a new fan in me. I would like to thank her for a terrific series. It was an absolute pleasure observing it unfold, and an extremely satisfactory ending left a big smile on my face!

 

KFF ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anie Michaels is the author of the Never series, The Space Between Us, and the Private Serials. She started writing her first novel in June 2013. When she is not reading, writing, or spending time with her family, you can find her spending time with her close friends. Anie lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.

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Private Affairs – Part One ($.99)

Private Encounters – Part Two ($.99)

Private Getaway – Part Three ($.99)

 

 

 

BLOG TOUR ~ A FOREVER KIND OF LOVE by ELLIE WADE

 

Title: A Forever Kind of Love

Series: Choices Series Book 2

Author: Ellie Wade

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 8, 2015

 

 

Book Two: Jax’s Story

I believe in soul mates. Why? Because I have one and her name is Lily Madison.

I’ve loved Lily my whole life; she’s all I’ve ever known. But sometimes, when something has always been there, it’s hard to recognize it for what it is. I didn’t realize how deeply Lily was ingrained in every fabric of my soul until I felt her absence.

Sometimes in life, once choices are made and paths are altered, it is often impossible to go back.

I know this because I stand here with a two-carat engagement ring in my hand, waiting to ask someone to be my wife. I’m ready to love and cherish her ‘til death do us part. But, there’s just one problem.

She isn’t Lily.

Will the choices that have been made change our path forever or can fate find its way?

 

 

 

 

 

God, I love her. I cradle her face between my hands, staring into her eyes for a beat before I crash my lips against hers taking her in a soul devouring kiss. Taking what’s mine. What I want. What I’ve always wanted.

 

 

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Reviewed by Donna Elsegood on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever

This is the second offering of the story about Lily and Jax who have known each other all of their lives. We saw them go through their childhood years together and into young adult life in college. We learnt how nothing ever works out how one would expect. This is told a lot more from Jax’s point of view with also parts of Lily’s. It starts off with the prologue when Jax delivers news to Lily that sends her world crashing down around her. It then goes back in time showing why Jax decides to do what he does leading up to where he told Lily.

Quote ~ Lily: “You already lost me. I just didn’t know it.”
Stella: “Hey.” “You okay.”
Jax: “Yeah, I’ll be fine.”
Stella: “How did it go?”
Jax: “Horrible.” “But I guess as good as it could have.”

Back in time and in college, Jax is having a tough time juggling his college work, football and the long distance relationship with Lily entwined from the added pressure of his father. He makes a decision as something has to give, but it’s a heart breaking one. His roommates who make an appearance, are great characters, as does Stella who is the study partner of Jax. When we met Stella in the first instalment, I thought there was more to her. Jax’s POV gives us an incite into that. Let me tell you I was in floods of tears reading this. Ellie has a habit of reducing me to tears with her stories.

Quote ~ Jax: “How long have you known?”
Stella: “Since Monday. I wanted to wait until I had all the information before I told you.”

I had a very heavy heart writing this review and so much to say but as always, not wanting to give too much away. It’s full of emotion, hurt, and growth of the characters involved planning their futures. Lily is trying to continue as best as she can with her life in New York until she is asked to do a favour for Jax. And I asked myself why she kept torturing herself. Why both of them do it to each other as they are clearly still in love!

Quote ~ Jax: “God, Lil. I’m so fucking sorry. I can’t even tell you how bad I feel right now. I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you today. I’m just… ah!” “This is all so hard. I don’t know how to make it right.”
Lily: “I don’t think there is a right way to do this.” “I think it’s just going to take time.”

A Forever Kind Of Love is exactly what it is. Learning through life’s ups and downs to realise it’s a journey, and that’s what Lily and Jax do. Learn and love. I highly recommend reading this two part series. I really cannot praise Ellie enough as an author fairly new to the book world. This lady certainly knows how to tell a story tugging at our heartstrings with every emotion. I have read a lot of books and it has to be said that she deserves all the success; as much as the big named authors. Angst, hotness and everything you could possibly want from a book that has been conveyed beautifully. One last thing; when it comes down to Ellie Wade’s storytelling, “I can’t help falling in love.”

 

 

Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kiddos, or spending time with family and friends. She loves traveling and exploring new places with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

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BLOG TOUR: BLUE GENES #1 (The Story of Us: Into the Blue) by SYDNEY JAMESSON

 

Title: Blue Genes

Series: The Story of Us Series: Into the Blue #1

Author: Sydney Jamesson 

Release Date: 2nd June, 2015

 

 

★★★★★

“Ayden Stone and Beth Parker Stone are back and better than ever in Blue Genes by Sydney Jamesson!”

“The perfect modern day fairy-tale … Sydney Jamesson has done it again.”

 

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Take the plunge with Beth Parker and be ready to fall headfirst Into the blue …

“I promise. Wherever you are, Beth, I will always be with you,” ~ Ayden

Blue Genes is the continuation of the bestselling trilogy, The Story of Us.

Handsome, media magnate, Ayden Stone came into Beth Parker’s life like a bolt out of the blue, introducing her to an extravagant lifestyle filled with promises, new experiences and sensual pleasures. Possessed by love, they have fulfilled a childhood dream to be man and wife, believing nothing can come between them ‘until death us do part.’

Having been tortured by tragic events involving angels and demons from their past, these star-crossed lovers are ready to start a new chapter in their lives. Now, family comes first.

But which family?

Time is running out! Difficult decisions must be made that will stretch their fated bond to its very limit. Unforeseen enemies are conspiring and about to test the very foundation of their relationship: trust.

Blue Genes is an emotional, adult fairy-tale that transcends the ordinary: a sensual, suspense filled story overflowing with love, laughter and a longing for a happy ever after.

But sometimes, longing just isn’t enough …

 

 

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I am a huge fan of The Touchstone series trilogy and was pleasantly surprised when I met Sydney at a book signing. That there was going to be a brand new series bringing back one of my favourite couples, Ayden and Beth, made my day too! Many who have read the previous books will be well aware this is not your run of the mill erotic love story. It is a fairy-tale full of good people, bad people and intrigue and mystery like any good fairy-tale story.

Mr and Mrs Stone are more in love if at all that is possible and while I wondered where the story could possibly go, I was gripped from the beginning enjoying the intensity of their love and interactions.

Quote ~ Ayden: “Are we assessing again, Mrs Stone.”
Beth: “We are enjoying, Mr Stone. Always enjoying. But wondering why you are dressing formally. I was going to wear something comfortable for traveling…”
Ayden: “This is comfortable.”

The couple are making a trip to Paris to meet Ayden’s mother who they located in the previous series. Ayden is a ball of nerves and is not quite sure what to expect, but as long as his Beth is by his side holding his hand, he can accomplish anything. They also take the opportunity to explore Paris as it is the city of love and after all, that’s exactly what you get in spades from these two.

Quote ~ Ayden: “This isn’t a five star hotel,”
Beth: “It’s fine. Can we just go inside?”
Ayden: “We can, but I’ve never stopped here before and you know…”
Beth: “Yes, I know you only want the best.” “It’ll be fine. Come on.”

Apart from an interesting meeting with his new found family, the happiness these two have just makes me uneasy as I’m sure there will be some sort of obstacles pushing themselves in the way. That’s the sort of thing Sydney would do to us avid readers of this story. Jay makes an appearance. He is Ayden’s best friend from childhood who I think is a fantastic character and always has Ayden and Beth’s back; always on hand to keep evil at bay.
Just as I thought a massive hurdle blocks the way of true love, we are left asking questions. Which family will Ayden choose? Will he be able to continue to love and protect Beth? You will have to read the series to find out.

Quote ~ Ayden: “It’s for the best, Beth”
Beth: “For the best! Best for who?”
Ayden: “For you, for us…”

I’m left completely hanging, desperately wanting more of this story. I gave this book five stars because yet again, it is a beautifully written love story but full of suspense and mystery of what the future holds for Ayden and Beth. Of course it contains the hotness between these two and offers the intensity. It also gives references to songs throughout just like The Story Of Us. There is one song used in a scene that had me laughing my head off at the visualisation in that moment. I also shed a couple of tears towards the end leaving my heart beating frantically. I will totally be recommending those new to the story to get downloading. It’s worth it.

 

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While Beth sleeps, I’m scrolling through the notes Charlotte jotted down during our conference call. It reads like a script for a movie: a far cry from the life I had mapped out for us. We made love last night and it took every ounce of self-control I had to hold back. She wanted to be loved, and all I wanted to do was to fuck her so hard and so deep; to lose myself in her, knowing the memory of it would have to last us for … who knows how long.

Keeping this fucking secret from her is killing me. But what I can I do? I’ve been boxed into a corner and I hate it. Guilt is gnawing at my insides like a cancerous growth, causing me to sweat through my clothes with a fever inducing fear that I may never be forgiven. Trust is the foundation of our love, and here I’m desecrating it. She was the one missing mechanism in my life that I needed to make everything work; without her everything will grind to a halt.

I won’t be living: I’ll be existing.

There will be tears enough to drown in, and in Beth’s eyes, I’ll be the bastard who’s ditched her for the sake of some fucking business deal, or worse, for a family I hardly know. This will be the hardest thing I have ever done, or will have to do again …

 

 

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Sydney Jamesson is an English teacher by day and bestselling author of romance by night. She is nocturnal by nature and loves nothing more than staying up late, listening to music and being inspired to write. She has always scribbled things down; in her home is one enormous waste paper basket full of discarded phrases, opening lines and pieces of dialogue that have hit her like lightning in the middle of the night or whilst parked up at a set of traffic lights. Her bestselling trilogy, The Story of Us is available worldwide, and she’s thrilled to continue Ayden Stone and Beth Parker’s epic love story in her upcoming The Story of Us Series: Into the Blue.

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Title: What The Lightening Sees

Series: What The Lightening  Sees: Part Three

Author: Louise Bay

Release Dates:

Book One ~1st March | Book Two ~ 27th April, 2015

Book Three 25th May

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age: Adult

 

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KFF SYNOPSIS

Jake and Haven have finally found a way to be together. Haven realized that she is ready to trust Jake and wants to open up to him. For Jake, Haven isn’t an option, she’s not just another girl, she’s his future. He’s certain of that, or he was.

Jake has been delivered life-changing news that he is yet to share with Haven. Will he confide in Haven and if he does, is their bond strong enough to withstand the bombshell?

What the Lightning Sees Part Three is the final part in the series.

 

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Reviewed by Donna Elsegood

FIVE MAGIC STARS

So this is the third and final instalment and I was looking forward to this as we were left with a cliffhanger in part two. I really wondered what was next for Jake Harrison and Haven Daniels. I was expecting a lot of angst and a rollercoaster for two people that I felt inevitably belonged together.

Jake has flown out to California with the knowledge of news that could rock the boat for a future with Haven. He doesn’t answer her calls as he feels that what he needs to discuss with her should be done face to face, not on the telephone. So he decides to wait until he gets back home to talk to her. Jake is back in the airport waiting for his luggage, and thinking about how he’ll be able to deal with the news he’d received before he left. When his phone rings and he is dealt yet another blow, how on earth is he going to tell Haven?

Quote ~ Beth: “I’m going to book my ticket for later today, and you have things to do here. You need to talk to Haven.”

Jake goes to see Haven, his beautiful girl who he doesn’t want to hurt as he has deep feelings for her. It is evident they missed each other. They go out to dinner to catch up.

Quote ~ Jake: “Millie called me just after I left you on Tuesday.”
Haven: “On your way to the airport?” “What did she want?”

I am not going to tell you what she wanted! You will have to read to find out! All I will tell you is this. Haven makes a self-discovery of what she wants from her future with her employment and Jake. What does the future hold?
Again we are offered angst, hotness and a real rollercoaster of events and I wondered where it was leading up to. What I will say is at one point I was guessing the outcome as it seemed similar to what I had read before. However, I was fooled by Louise’s style here. I always expect the unexpected with this lady’s stories and as normal, I was truly hit with a real twist that I never saw coming, that totally had me wanting to throttle a couple of characters!

Quote ~ Jake: “I want you, Haven.”
Haven: “I want you, too.”

These two have become my favourite couple from Louise’s books even though I do love them all. But this series in my opinion, has blown the rest of my favourite author’s works out of the water, and that is really saying something considering. Yet again, I got to see the supporting characters in Beth who is Jake’s sister and Haven’s best friend, Ashley. It is so refreshing to see side characters with such developed personalities. I’m hoping we have not seen the last of any of them. Well done Louise with another big hit. The first part for me was Magic, the second I had Anticipation. The third part you came along and Turn my World Around!

 

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Haven had thought she was wrong about Jake, but apparently she should have trusted her instincts. He wasn’t the man she thought he was. The chink that Jake managed to put in her armor has healed over. She’s shut down and as far as she’s concerned, it’s all business between them from now on.

Thrown together on another assignment, anger, frustration and jealousy are at the forefront of Jake’s emotions. Will Jake convince Haven that he really cares or will he let her go as she insists he must?

What the Lighting Sees – Part Two – is the second part in a three part novella series.

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Reviewed by Donna Elsegood.

We see the return of Haven Daniels and Jake “Harry” Harrison, and we discover where the pair go from the last instalment. Haven let down her guard only to believe it was all a façade on Jake’s part. Believing that she was played, Haven builds up her walls and wants nothing to do with him. However, he tries his hardest to talk to her and find out what she heard and why she ran off like she did.

Quote ~ “I need to understand why she is so upset, what she heard.” “I need to talk to her.”

Unfortunately, as Haven has spectacularly closed out Jake. Things are made awkward when they are forced to work on another assignment for the magazine Rallegra, and as it’ll be Jake’s last assignment before he goes back to running his own company fulltime, another photographer is appointed. This new assignment has Jake virtually foaming at the mouth and causes feelings he isn’t used to dealing with.

Quote ~ Jake: “Let’s get out of here.” “Please don’t fight me on this, Haven.”

Quote~ Haven: “I’m not fighting you, Jake.” “I told you that I trust you.”

The story moves on and we see Haven and Jake coming to grips with their possible misunderstanding, and also shows us some pretty hot scenes between the two. Although I couldn’t help thinking there was something else getting ready to hit them just around the corner.

I loved the return of Beth, Jake’s sister, who shows such strength and character; notwithstanding the fact that she has her own battles to conquer. This reminded me a bit like Jake’s conscience which had me chuckling. He certainly can’t fool his sister! Ash made an appearance who is Haven’s best friend, and also Jenny Haven’s work colleague who helped out with the assignment. I was a bit disappointed we only briefly saw Luke, Haven’s elder brother. Nevertheless, thinking about it, I would say it’s more about how Haven and Jake deal with the fallout from the end of book one.

The way the story is written not only made me feel strongly for the two protagonist’s intensity, but also shows how good the writing is when you enjoy the supporting characters so much. I am really hoping we get more of their own stories in the future as there’s certainly a lot of scope there.
Yet again Louise has left me kind of hanging when a massive curveball was thrown in. I never saw that coming, and despite having to wait a bit to see how this is going to end, I can give a clue… There is definitely going to be a bumpy road ahead with lots of angst thrown in. Louise, a huge well done! Another hit from you and I have every faith you’ll make it right between Jake and Haven. I have no doubt that you’re going to torture me right up until the end, too! As always, a playlist has been included and in the word of Carly Simon; “Anticipation.”

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Jake Harrison is everything that Haven Daniels hates about men: over-confident, born into money and too handsome for his own good. Haven finds it difficult to keep her opinions to herself and can’t help but tell Jake exactly what she thinks of him, again and again.

Haven Daniels is uptight, smart and a bit of a bitch – the perfect challenge for Jake. It doesn’t hurt that she’s movie star beautiful and has no idea.

Forced to work together, verbal sparring turns into sexual chemistry but men like Jake are trouble and Haven has had enough trouble to last her a lifetime.

Will Haven give into Jake’s charms? Can Jake peel off Haven’s prickly mask, revealing the woman he knows lies beneath?

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Reviewed By Donna Elsegood.

I would describe one of my favourite authors as a total machine. This lady just keeps those stories coming and it is always such a delight to read them. This is a brand new series from Louise and I had every hope it was going to be a fantastic read.

The story is about Haven Daniels and Jake “Harry” Harrison. She is a bit of a bitch that doesn’t seem to have a filter; uptight and smart with it. He is a very rich, good looking man who is overly confident. Haven likes to tell Jake what she thinks which to him is a bit of a challenge, but he finds her very attractive regardless of how she behaves around him. He is the type of man Haven feels she should steer well clear of.

Quote: Harry ~ “Wow, you’re a bitch.”
Haven ~ “So I’ve been told. You’re a spoiled, entitled rich boy. We all have our crosses to bear.”

These two are forced to work together. She works for a magazine which is run by a friend of Jake’s, and is asked as a favour, to do a piece on a pop star come movie star in the making. The reason Haven was chosen had me groaning as it comes across how jealously malicious people are about Haven who is an attractive and talented woman. So Haven and Jake’s chemistry slowly burns to a build-up eventually exploding.

Quote: Jake ~ “I want you to undress for me and lie on the bed, Leave those shoes on.”

What I love about this story is it wasn’t just about the two protagonists. There was some great supporting characters. Beth, who is Jake’s sister, and lives with him. Haven’s best friend, Ash, who was very funny, and Haven’s brother, Luke. The banter between them had me smiling every time they featured during the story.

Why I gave this book five stars is not just because Louise knows how to write a good story, but because it is totally different from previous works. As much as I like the passion and intensity that smacks into you as soon as you start reading, this story was different in a way that although there is chemistry and intensity, we get to see more of who they are first.

Of course, there is going to be two other parts after this first segment and of course, we have been left wanting to know what could happen next. There was a bit of a cliff-hanger leaving my gut feeling uneasy. I’m sure there’ll be lot of angst and I am hoping for more passion, too. As per usual, the author has offered us a playlist to this fantastic new story and in the words of Coldplay, I would call this read ‘Magic!’

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U and ur Hand – P!nk

Through the Barricades – Spandau Ballet

Anticipation – Carly Simon

Magic – Coldplay

Beauty Has Her Way – Mummy Calls

You’ll think of me – Keith Urban

Into the Woods – Taylor Swift

Here comes the Rain Again – Eurythmics

I Miss You So – Diana Krall

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Turn my World Around – Gloriana

There You’ll Be – Faith Hill

KFF ABOUT THE AUTHOR

USA Today Bestselling Author Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books Faithful and Hopeful are stand-alone novels although there are some overlapping characters. Bestselling The Empire State Series of novellas starts with A Week in New York. My next series is What the Lightning Sees.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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