Hope Breaks by Alice Bello @AliceBello72 #debut #spotlight

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Hope Breaks
by Alice Bello
Hope Jones has two problems: one is new, the other is depressingly old.

The new problem: the bestselling author the publisher she shoots romance novel covers for hates her newest batch of covers. She has until the end of the week to come up with a breathtaking shot or she’ll be replaced. And there’s a sudden model shortage; they’re out of season.

The old, depressing problem: she hasn’t had a date, sex or a relationship in over two years.

She also has one hell of a headache.

Hope finds the cures for her two problems during a search through Wal-Mart for a painkiller to kill her headache.

Turns out the aisles of the retail giant are rampant with hot young model worthy specimens. And when her trusty Ford Taurus breaks down in the parking lot, a hunky mechanic in the Tire and Lube Express department fixes more than just her car.

Seemingly her troubles are good as gone…but then her new, fabulous cover is rejected, and in a desperate moment she has to choose between keeping her job and keeping the man she’s just starting to fall in love with.


About the Author: 
Alice Bello
“Let me introduce myself. I’m forty–which isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I live to read and love to write. I love romance, comedy, brooding and sparkly vampires, and I love pizza. I have a dog named Jack, and I work somewhere I have to wear a blue top and brown pants (you can probably guess).
I’ve just written my first romance. Erotic, funny, about 35,000 words, so it’s a novella, and hopefully a good one. I’m working to get it reviewed while I write the second part. I’m planning on having three 30,000 words novellas in the series.
Hope Breaks
Hope Entangles
Hope Rises

Waiting on the Sidelines by Ginger Scott @TheGingerScott **review** and Giveaway

Ginger ScottMy review:

Well of course I loved this book. Nothing makes me happier than meeting a wonderful author and reading such a fantastic debut. I don’t know how she did it but she DID! Nolan Lennox was like my little hero! The name, come on so cute, after a baseball legend.

Reason for the love #1 is that Nolan was bullied! So for fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County TAKE notice Alexis, Nolan was bullied. Maybe reading the book will bring some awareness to the fact that girls are bitches. Me, well yeah I have been known to be a bitch too. Although I never bullied anyone. She took so much and even when she was down she was able to come back. Girls are evil and when the football star is studying with the unknown, well that makes drama.

Reason for love #2 is her resilient attitude.  I don’t know how many times I was yelling Nolan you rock! Her family was the glue that held her together. Her Mom and Dad were hard workers and they instilled values. I am sure my kids could take this as a lesson learned. Nolan starts to questions her upbringing and that shows me what a great story it was! If and when an author makes you yell at the book or character, it means it was GREAT!


Reason #3 Buck! I loved this man! I think him being Reed’s Dad was the best character placement. What is not to love about him? He treated Nolan so good and was the parent that serves as a great example. The way that Buck was with Nolan and her parents proves he is awesome! I have spoilers and I wont ruin anything, but believe me Buck is primo!

Reason #4 Reed. OK So we get a great author and makes you yell at the book. Reed has good and bad. Without Reed and his upbringing, Nolan would not have come across as good. So for the swoon and the devil I loved Reed too.

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Reason #5 Learning and discovery! Nolan learns that her track skills are awesome and even when she feels betrayed and cheated on she still runs for the team. She works so hard to get the little things she has and I adored that part too.


Reed Johnson is good and bad. When Nolan made him think about how “real” she was, you could tell he had a change of heart. I know he cared so much about her and that made him stick up for her, love her and accept her. Being a football star was all the Johnson family knows. Reed’s Dad was the first, then his brother, now him. He loved the game and put pressure on himself to achieve greatness.

Waiting on the Sidelines was so good. Seriously a bright spot with so much real life lessons I want everyone to read it. I can’t say spoilers but look out for Nolan and Sean. I felt like I needed both of them to be together even though I know she didn’t care. There is passion for learning, getting good grades, sports and the occasional bad rebellious teen drama.  



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Meet Ginger Scott

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Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her book, “Waiting on the Sidelines,” is a coming-of-age love story that explores the real heartbreak we all feel as we become adults throughout our high school years. The story follows two characters, Nolan (a Tomboy with a baseball player’s name) and Reed (the quarterback she wishes would notice her) as they struggle with peer-pressure, underage drinking, bullying and finding a balance between what your heart wants and what society says you should want — even if you aren’t ready. You can read her book now in Amazon’s kindle store.

Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

After Math by Denise Grover Swank @DeniseMSwank @tale_of_reviews

After Math (Off the Subject, #1)

The title of the book is GREAT! Why? It is a play on words After Math like after math class or aftermath like after the big reveal! WOW I loved it and I cried, then loved it more! Scarlett Goodwin’s world is divided into Before and After. This was one of the MOST accurate portrayals of anxiety and panic disorders I have read. This girl had her entire life turned upside down. The only thing that ruled her world was fear and panic. She wanted the math center to get a special grant, so she agrees to tutor Tucker price, also known as man whore.

Scarlett is a loner, and has a close friend Caroline who is her room mate. Caroline understands Scarlett and is the only one who she can turn to. The triggers are not clear but one thing that she uses to sooth her is math. She thinks in absolute equations, any problem has an answer and it has a calming effect.

Scarlett Goodwin, junior at Southern University, math major, coerced into tutoring Tucker

What happens when she agrees to tutor Tucker? She knows the lab needs the grant and being asked by the head of the math department makes the situation unavoidable. Can Scarlett find happiness with anyone? Will Tucker’s life and reputation turn her into a panic stricken shut in? Will she be caught in Tucker’s aftermath? 

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Tucker a soccer star? Maybe He might be better as a gym teacher or coach? What his dreams and life goals are will shock Scarlett. 

It is a very emotional and powerful book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.


Coldplay, X&Y, Low (book’s theme song)
Matchbox Twenty, North (Deluxe Version), How Long?
Matchbox Twenty, North (Deluxe Version), Like Sugar
Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head, Warning Sign
Ingrid Michaelson, Be OK, Keep Breathing
Ingrid Michaelson, Be OK, The Chain
Missy Higgins, On a Clear Night, Where I Stood

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Denise Grover Swank is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She writes urban fantasies without vampires and werewolves, romantic comedy mysteries set in the south, and sexy new adult contemporary romances. Denise has six children, three dogs, and an overactive imagination. She can be found dancing in her kitchen with her children, reading or writing her next book. You will rarely find her cleaning.

You can find out more about Denise at http://www.denisegroverswank.com or email her at DeniseGroverSwank@gmail.com

Just One Cup by Cassandra Giovanni ***Cover Reveal*** @GHBTours @2grlsheartbooks

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Emma Walker was a writer who’d lost herself to someone else’s anger–who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.

Evan Levesque was a rock-god–the one all the woman wanted, but he’d never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life.

With just one cup of coffee they’ll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan’s fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma’s checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words…they’ll destroy my soul–Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she’s become because of it?

Link to Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17457178-just-one-cup

About the Author-

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Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since than Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. In 2012 she became a published Young Adult author, releasing In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1) and Walking in the Shadows. In 2013 she branched out by using her artistic illustrating talents to publish her first Children’s novel, The Adventures of Skippy Von Flippy: Tales of Friendship (Skippy Tales, #1). Cassandra will also release her first New Adult novel, Just One Cup, in the Spring of 2013.

 Cassandra is a freelance professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is the owner of Gio Design Studios, a photography and publication marketing company that designs covers and marketing materials for authors utilizing the company’s photography. She is currently studying to receive her associates degree in Marketing. Cassandra is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with the other loves of her life their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.






A Fine Line by Tracee Ford @FordTracee

My Review:
Tracee Ford is so hitting a part of paranormal that I LOVE! I am the biggest scaredy cat and would never read a vampire or werewolf book. I loved this book because it was the exact amount of fright for me. It made me think and be filled with angst, all without making me sleep with a night-light! This type of book I could devour everyday. The storyline and characters were excellent! The buildup with Robin Hillard, our main character, and Dr. Matthew Gregory was again perfect. They were very similar in many ways, but Robin believed in spiritual things, her “Creator” and Matthew didn’t.

Robin is a child welfare investigator who is level-headed, smart, educated, loving and also believes in what is “beyond tangible” She has feelings and beliefs. She came through a very frightening ordeal and I won’t give any of it away, but that is why I just adored her. Her faith is tested when her and Matt move into Pikeview Manor, a very old and grand house. The house has major history and aside from knowing it was built in the 1800’s Robin didn’t research it. A few times she was told to research it and when things get really serious for her and Matt, she does. The entire restoration was dragging them down.


NOT going to say anything else except READ it NOW!! I can’t wait to read Undone which will be out soon!



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Reality TV Trilogy by Heather Thurmeier @hthuremier

Reality TV Trilogy

Thanks to my new publisher — Crimson Romance — I’m finally able to bring you a new series! Each book is a love story that happens during filming of a different reality TV show! If you love romance, reality TV, a bit of steaminess then you’ll loves this new series!

Falling for You — Available now in digital and paperback!!           AMAZON                        NOOK                  iTUNES

Waves of Fiction says:  ”Falling for You was such a fun book.  It captured my attention from the first page and I was on the edge of my seat gripped with panic that everything I hoped for would come crumbling down for one my favorite characters!  Thrown in with my panic were laugh out loud moments and some very yummy eyebrow raises that I wish were coming my way.”  http://ow.ly/hijiq

5 STARS! “Heather Thurmeier’s voice is distinctively witty, lough-out-loud funny, and sexy. Falling for You is the perfect romance novel for anyone who’s ever found herself addicted to reality TV shows like The Bachelor… 5 stars and highly recommended — Heather Thurmeier’s contemporary romances are an auto-buy for me.”

4 STARS! “Two words describe Heather Thurmeier’s latest book: Fun and Sexy. Cute, fallible and totally relatable, I want to invite Cassidy over for drinks at my house. She is thoroughly entertaining. This book is a quick read and I can’t wait for the remaining books in Heather’s trilogy – she will make a Chick Lit reader out of me yet!”

5 STARS! “Our book club selected this book to read together and I could not put the book down the moment I started reading it. This was a very quick read and you won’t put it down until the end to find out what happens to these characters. Such a great book, I quickly bought and read Love On Landing, and Love And Lattes by the same author. They were all great. Looking forward to her new book release in February!”

Newly single Cassidy Quinn is thrilled to be a contestant on the new reality dating show The One. But her excitement turns to horror when the gorgeous bachelor turns out to be her ex-boyfriend. Seeing Brad again makes Cassidy realize she might not be as “over him” as she thought—and then she meets hunky cameraman Evan Burke.

After watching his brother lose his wife in a tragic accident, Evan vows never to fall in love. But following Cassidy around as her personal cameraman makes him question his decision, and resisting her gets harder with every sunbathing, bikini-wearing day.

Cassidy and Evan begin a forbidden affair while her ex-boyfriend tries to win her heart back one groping, awkward moment at a time. If Cassidy can manage to stop falling off horses (literally), stop falling onto her ex-boyfriend, the bachelor (yes, literally), and stop falling in love with backstage playboy Evan, she might still make it through the show without becoming a tabloid sensation.

But soon Cassidy must choose between the ex who broke her heart and the cameraman who might never love her back. For Cassidy, this reality show just got real.


Stuck on You — Coming February 11, 2013! 

Waves of Fiction says:  ”Heather Thurmier definitely knows how to write amazing characters. Stuck on You is another hit in my opinion and it is one of the funniest books I have ever read… Filled with awesome humor, sizzling romance, and lots of adventure Stuck on You delivers a fun story. I am quickly becoming addicted to these stories. I have to admit that I do watch a little bit of reality TV and reading about them is even more fun.” http://ow.ly/hiiC0

“If you like reality TV and funny romances, then you will *love* STUCK ON YOU!” – Shoshanna Evers, author of The Enslaved Trilogy, Pocket Books

Paige Anderson agrees to be on a new reality show called Treasure Trekkers,a show where contestants use handheld GPS units to find hidden caches filled with prizes, with her good friend Cassidy. But when Cassidy is unable to compete, Chip Cormack, the show’s producer, steps in with a last-minute replacement to be Paige’s partner—Zoe Oliver, reality TV’s favorite bad girl.

Jack Miles (aka Miles) is a mountain climber with the body to prove it. Miles convinced his climbing partner Ben to come on the show with him for one reason—to prove to Ben that they can still hike together, regardless of the fact that Ben lost his foot in a tragic accident. Miles isn’t about to let anything get in his way of winning—not even beautiful Paige.

But when Miles and Paige are thrown into an alliance with their teammates, working closely together leads to more than just good strategy. Can Paige steal Miles’ heart while surviving Zoe long enough to win the game?




Lost without You — Coming July 1, 2013!

Zoe Oliver never wanted to be on another reality TV show… until Chip Cormack made an offer too good to refuse. He’s guaranteed her a payday this time and a chance to redeem herself in America’s eyes. Zoe worries she won’t be able to focus as her desire for Chip grows and her strength to resist him weakens. When she learns she’ll be roughing it in the woods with Chip and without luxuries like indoor plumbing and electricity, she’s instantly on edge, feeling naked and terrified that her scars will be exposed and her secrets revealed. When Zoe’s past turns up on the show, she fears she’ll lose not only the life she’s sacrificed everything else to have, but also the affections of the only man she’s ever trusted with her heart.