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January 7, 2016

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Title: Low
Series: Low #1
Author: Mary Elizabeth
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Hang Le
 Release Date: February 1, 2016



It’s hard living on the wrong side of the tracks.

Lowen Seely has a criminal record to prove it. Determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps, he fights instinct and tries honesty. But hunger becomes painful, and bills are due. Forced to choose between what is right and wrong, the boy from the hood learns abiding by the rules is nearly impossible when corruption is in your blood.

Falling for an outlaw has changed everything.

Poesy Ashby is the definition of ride or die, even when it means turning her back on freedom. The girl from the suburbs gives conformity the middle finger. Bonnie and Clyde have nothing on her love story.

On the run with consequences in the rearview mirror, Lowen and Poesy accept the truth: they are the bad guys.

But can they get away with their crimes?





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“Keep the engine running,” I say. “If I’m not out in five minutes, leave.”

Poe nods her head, but doesn’t argue.

When the nine o’clock hour comes, both she and I watch the clock on the dashboard turn to one minute after.

“You’ll need to keep your mask on, Poesy. Make sure none of your hair is showing,” I say. “Keep your head down the entire time.”

“Okay,” she answers in a small voice.

“If you see cops—”

“I know what to do, Lowen. I know you want me to leave you.” She sighs. “But I don’t know if I can.”

Despite our circumstances, I smirk. “Hopefully you won’t have to.”

At nine thirty, Poe and I switch seats, and she gets behind the wheel while I load the pistol. With hands that shake uncontrollably, I place the ski mask over my head but don’t pull it down my face. I help Poesy with hers, tucking in every stray strand of hair so they remain unseen.

She grabs my wrist, and our eyes meet. I see fear combined with love and loyalty in her stare.

I kiss her knuckles and promise with the chance of lying, “We’re going to be okay.”

Unlike when we drove into the garage, the streets are alive and filled with a variety of automobiles, and dirty sidewalks carry several pedestrians. The forty-second drive to the bank feels like forty years. Thick blood courses through my veins, and I feel it flow through arteries and vessels, nourishing muscle and bone. My head echoes with the thump, thump, thump of my hard heartbeat. Every breath is shallower than the one before it.

“Pull down your mask,” I say, but my voice sounds foreign and feels a million miles away.

As Poe drives into California Credit Union’s parking lot, I grip the cold steel in my hand.

The edges of my vision blur; I’m blinded by adrenaline.

My skin crawls like I’m covered in spiders; I’m delirious with edginess.

“Your ski mask,” Poesy shrieks. “Cover your fucking face, Lowen.”

My girl reaches over and pulls it down for me. The car stops to a screeching halt, and reality crashes into me in a brutal rush, stripping me of air and voice.

“If we’re in this, you need to go,” Poesy says in a calm but stern tone, hidden behind her black mask.

There’s peace in her eyes.

There’s strength in the girl who stayed with me when I was locked up.

The one who’s remained by my side, believing and starving all at the same time.

With the gun in my hand and determination in my heart, I leave Poesy in the car and push open the glass double doors into the bank.

As I step foot onto the burgundy carpet, I yell, “Everyone down on the fucking floor!”




Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets.

Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.


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(¯´☆✭.¸_)Blog Tour & Review(¯´☆✭.¸_) Ten (My Brother's Best Friend) by Ker Dukey



Title: Ten (My Brother’s Best Friend)

Author: Ker Dukey

Released: December 20, 2015

Cover Design: Pink Ink Designs

Photographer: Clyph Jean Philippe

Model: Kyle Nelson




Ten years old I fell in love
Ten years was the price of that love
Ten years later our world’s re-collide
Alexandria (Alex)
My brother Jonah was possessive when it came to the things he owned; this unfortunately included the people in his life. The forbidden love between his best friend and me was just that… forbidden.
Our families were from different walks of life and as a sheriff’s daughter being with a Moore’s kid would never be tolerated. To my parents their son and Dalton Moore were on different paths and their friendship would end as soon as college began but it was my brother who had a craving for trouble. He was always looking for danger, committing petty crimes and getting away with it because Dalton would take the fall, blackening his already stained name. When Jonah found out we broke the rules by loving each other, his consequences impacted us all with immeasurable suffering.
Betrayal comes with a debt and it would be paid by all of us.
One with their heart,
one with their mind
and one would pay in blood.
Alexandria (Alex) 

Soul mates, 
not everyone believes they exist, but that’s because they have never met theirs. 
How can someone who has never felt a connection so fierce, that you feel the power of it in every molecule of your being, believe such an thing exists? 
How can you explain to them that the jolt that ignites every nerve ending in your body is like the sky crackling and exploding with lightening before it joins with the earth for the briefest yet most magnificent of moments, displaying the true force of nature’s power? 

When that one person you were created with, comes into your life, you know without any doubt that they’re yours and you are theirs. It’s nature in its truest form. There is nothing more natural then falling in love with your soul mate. 

True love Is like an out of body experience, you transcend before crashing back into your body seeing life through new eyes. 
You don’t just find your soul mate; you reunite with them with intensity so powerful nothing can stop it. A love so potent you feel it in the atmosphere, and you see it in their aura. 

Dalton Moore was my soul mate and I lived to love him.  
He was in my every childhood memory. 
Every dream I conjured. 
He was every good decision I made…

But for him… 

I was in his every childhood memory. 
Every nightmare he slipped into.
I was the worst decision he ever made.

At the end of the day, the one thing that rings true is that Ker Dukey knows how to put words down. Ten is a bit different in the genre of "my brother's best friend"; "off limits couple", or even a "friends to lovers" story. Ten is read really the way if you bring all these elements together then add secrets, lies, and regrets. I loved the base premise of the story of how we see Alex grow up in her relationship with Dalton. Her innocence becomes infatuation blossoming into lust and wanting while always being hidden from the one person, her brother, who was supposed to protect her of all things and at times, often going to the extreme but always in loves' name. Until things go wrong in the most dark of ways. 
When Dalton moved into the family house he did not want to be in, across the street from Alex and her brother, they became his family almost at once. He would do anything for them. And he did. He always took the blame and kept the bad "Moore" name in effect, but the one thing he couldn't do is turn Alex away, ever. She was his other half, always there until that day she wasn't. 
Ten for me, is a bit of a confliction. There are many things I loved about this book. The suspense and sometimes horror of elements were fantastic. How the characters change throughout the book make Ten fluid and instead of stagnate. Like I said before I really liked the story. Then there are some things I didn't like. The beginning made me not be able to connect right away with the characters, I often felt displaced while reading. The first half of the story read as if I were reading dual POV diaries. The back and forth was a little choppy for me. However the second half of the story I really REALLY enjoyed! That's when the action really picked up and redeemed itself, in my eyes. I loved the twists and turns, the actual relationship between Alex and Holden felt a bit pressured to be in my opinion, like they were made to be together and trying to keep the past relationship in the future, but I overlooked most of that. 
At the end of the story, I asked myself did I really enjoy what I read and my answer is yes. I did. I wish some things were a bit more, but that is totally for my tastes. I do feel that a lot of readers will love this book and I would definitely recommend Ten to people who need something different or even something that has dark tendencies and suspense in it's story line.
I do want to keep going and see what happens with the next book in the series.



A couple of things I am a sucker for in the literary world are “brother’s best friend” romances and dark elements in books.  Ten fit the bill for both of those perfectly.  When I first saw the blurb, I knew I needed to get my hands on it, and I waited patiently.  It drew me in, I kept looking to see if there was an update on publishing and when there finally was one, I was so excited!

From the beginning, I was drawn into the story.  Ten was fast paced, and I was burning through the pages.  When I got to the end, I was a little sad.  I wanted there to be more to the story.

Now, even though I said this is a brother’s best friend book, don’t go into it thinking hearts and flowers.  Because it’s not.  Not at all.  There are somethings that are hard to take.  There were scenes that clenched my heart so tight, and I held my breath.  The pain that these characters go through, is rough. 

Alex fell in love with Dalton, before she even knew what love was.  Only Dalton, is from the wrong family; then wrong side of the tracks.  He’s a Moore, and in a town that Alex’s father is a deputy, she cannot be with him.  Dalton is also Alex’s brother Jonah’s best friend, and if there is anything that Jonah is, is protective of his baby sister.  And when the unthinkable happens both Alex and Dalton’s worlds are torn apart and irrevocably altered.

There are so many things I enjoyed about this book.  I love Ker Dukey’s writing, and as I said at the beginning, this story blends two of my favorite genres.  I found myself very intrigued with Dalton, and Alex.  Two very different personalities drawn together, by an invisible string…soulmates.

I loved the fast-pace of the story.  And I couldn’t believe it was done, when I finished.  I love when a book leaves you wanting more and I definitely wanted more!  With that being said.  The only real thing that is keeping me from giving a 5 star rating is there are a few things I would have liked to know more about.  Some things that I felt might be a little more important were glossed over in the fast-paced ending.  All in all, I would totally recommend to anyone who loves darker elements in books, and of course the brother’s best friend as well.

I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!





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I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that i tell my own.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.
You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.







Cover Reveal from Joanna Wylde!!


New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the “wild and raw”* world of the Reapers MC with the story of Gage and Tinker…
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Release Date: June 28th, 2016


The club comes first.

I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.

Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.

I’m coming for you, Tinker.

Soon.



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♪♥★♪♥Cover Reveal♪♥★♪♥ Out Of Focus by L.B.Simmons

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*** Upper New Adult Spinoff Standalone to the USA Today Bestselling Novel, Under the Influence***

“Shhhh, Cassandra, it’s our little secret.”
Secrets are stubborn things when they refuse to remain hidden. They tear through your soul, clawing and lashing until the pain becomes so unbearable, you’re left no choice but to silently scream your agony. No one hears you, of course. You smile on the outside and drift through life as though your mind is at peace, but all the while, you remain your own tortured prisoner. Sealed inside the darkened, soundproof room of your conscience, deafening cries echo as you plead for someone to unlock the door and release you from your nightmares. And eventually, when no one comes, you find ways to cope. To dull the suffering the only way you know how.
But what happens when you’ve become so numb, when everything around you has become so blurred, that you begin to lose focus on the saving grace standing directly in front of you? When you’ve anesthetized yourself to the point of losing consciousness, forced to watch as his once solid image fades away, lost to your reach in the haze as it smothers you?
What do you do then?
You fight. You heal. Then you bring him back.
Well, my name is Cassie Cooper, and it’s time.
No more secrets.
This is my story.

***WARNING - The subject matter of this novel centers around the psychological effects due to sexual abuse experienced during childhood. For this reason, as well as sexual situations, language, and adult themes, suggested reading age is 17+.***

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L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets. Join her newsletter here
 

S.L. Jennings New York Bestselling Author

We are excited to share with you the Cover Reveal for S.L. Jennings' next highly anticipated new release
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Ink & Lies
by S.L. Jennings
Releasing February 2016


From International Best Selling Romance Novelist, Hope Hughes, comes a gripping, heartfelt tale of two lovers, fighting for the freedom to…

No. Scratch that. Too cheesy.

…two people, torn apart by the tumultuous tides of life, only to discover refuge in…

WTF? What does that even mean? DELETE.

…two people, confused as shit as to where they should be and who they should love and none of this means a damn thing because it’s all lies!

Lies.

I’m not Hope Hughes. I’m not some fierce woman romance machine. Hell, I’m not even a woman.

I’m a liar.

And while I refuse to believe my own BS, deceit masked in heartfelt phrases of love and devotion, I want to make her believe them. Because maybe—just maybe—if she can find the soul within my words, she’ll also be able to find the truth scribbled on my heart.

You see, I once lived for the perfect plot twist.

I just never expected to actually live it.

This is my story. Well, maybe her story. I just wish I could make it our story.

The one I’m still writing.



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Most known for her starring role in a popular sitcom as a child, S.L. Jennings went on to earn her law degree from Harvard at the young age of 16. While studying for the bar exam and recording her debut hit album, she also won the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking invention of calorie-free wine. When she isn’t conquering the seas in her yacht or flying her Gulfstream, she likes to spin elaborate webs of lies and has even documented a few of these said falsehoods.
Some of S.L.’s devious lies:
INK & LIES- Coming Soon
TAINT (a Sexual Education novel)
TRYST (a Sexual Education novel)
FEAR OF FALLING (a Fearless novel)
AFRAID TO FLY (a Fearless novel)

THE DARK LIGHT SERIES
Dark Light
The Dark Prince
Nikolai (a Dark Light novella)
Light Shadows

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