Tuesday, April 30, 2013

BLOG TOUR and REVIEW: Arouse (Spiral of Bliss #1) by Nina Lane

"One day I'm going to touch you in a thousand different ways and show you how to touch me," he said.

And he did.

Struggling with a tormented past, undergraduate Olivia Winter once led a practical but isolated life. Then she met Professor Dean West, a brilliant scholar of medieval history who melted Liv's inhibitions and taught her the meaning of both love and erotic pleasure. But after three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean now face a crisis that threatens everything they believe about each other...and sex might not be enough to save them.

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I wasn't really prepared for what I was about to experience when I started reading Arouse.  I thought it would be a story of love and lots of sex between a married couple.  My first impression of Olivia and Dean were that they were so in love and obnoxiously sweet.  They only had eyes for eachother and Olivia put Dean on a very high pedastal.  At times I felt sorry for Liv because she saw Dean as superior to herself.  Dean did not give me warm and fuzzies.  I couldn't trust him and he made me nervous.  Liv started out weak but I ended up feeling proud of her. 
Olivia Winter started out as a damaged and hurt girl and met Professor Dean West, who was her knight in shining armour.  They needed eachother to fill their voids and feel whole.  Olivia is looking for her place in life.  She followed her husband's dream and was now trying to place herself in the world.  A surprise revelation comes from each one of them and it threatens their relationship like nothing has before.  Suddenly they cannot trust eachother.  Is their passion enough?  Watching their downward spiral was heartbreaking.  It seemed like something anyone of my girlfriends could go through. (not me, right?!)  So much of this story was sad.  I felt like they were my friends and wanted to fix them.  I wanted to shake Dean and say, "wake the eff up, you idiot".  I wanted to give Olivia a high five for maturing and standing her ground.  All along I was convinced they needed one another and it was the only way it could work.
One thing that they each needed was Kelsie.  She was an amazing friend and added some much needed humor to the intense, nerdy professor and mild mannered Liv.  Kelsie was a fantastic addition to this story and I'd love to read a book based on her! 
If you like emotional rollercoasters, then Arouse is the book for you.  It is intense and passionate yet melancholy.  The way it ended threw me for a loop.  I can't wait for the sequel, Allure!  I'm not sure if I'll ever be a huge fan of Dean, but I am a fan of Dean and Olivia together!!! I want things to work out for them so much! 
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Nina Lane is a multi-published author of elegant, romantic and often raunchy erotica. Her recent release AROUSE is the first book in the Spiral of Bliss series, and her novel THE EROTIC DARK is a #1 Amazon erotica bestseller.

Nina used to write novels under the name Natasha Rostova and has published stories in anthologies such as “Best Women’s Erotica” and “Erotic Travel Tales.” Her work has been translated into both German and Japanese. In addition to writing, she's an avid reader who loves popcorn and has recently joined a workout boot-camp that is kicking her rear end.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Promotion, Giveaway, & Review: Slow No Wake by Dakota Madison

After finding her sister in bed with her fiancé, 25-year old Lexie Wilkins decides to relocate to southwest Florida to start a new life and escape relationships all together. What she doesn’t expect to find are two attractive kite surfers, who both want her.

So much for Lexie’s vow for her fresh start in Florida: a no wake zone. Having two guys in her life is sure to make waves.

Eddie is the captivating bad boy, who lives next door. Daniel is Lexie’s sweet and ruggedly handsome co-worker. The differences between the two men are just as extreme as their sport… 

Who will she choose?

(We received an ARC in exchange for an honest review)
Slow No Wake is a book I could definitely relate to. Lexie, Eddie, and Daniel all worked in the same field as I do. It was refreshing to read a story that I could identify with on a personal level. There was love, confusion, and lust all mixed up together. And the drama didn’t stop at the fact that it was a love triangle – their love triangle involved work AND home!
If you are looking for a book that will catch your attention and is a fairly easy/smooth read, you will definitely enjoy this story. The characters are all lovable. Eddie – who doesn’t enjoy reading about a fun loving, wild, hot guy? I mean, seriously. And Daniel, he is just so sweet, caring, and attentive. Any girl is lucky to gain his attention! Lexie – she’s all mixed up in her emotions, but she is so sweet about it!
You even grow to love all of the supporting characters such as their co-workers and her sister!
So if you are looking for a nice, sweet read – you’ll enjoy this one!

About the Author
Dakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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I was finally starting to clear the turmoil in my mind and return to my no wake zone when I could sense someone sitting next to me. I briefly panicked as I wondered what I should do. Then I slowly opened my eyes to see Eddie sitting in the chair next to me staring at me.

“Hello, Alexandria,” he said in greeting.

“Wh-what are you going here?” I stammered.

He grinned. “Sitting with you.” There was that damn dimple again. The sight of it made my heart race.

“I don’t remember inviting you to sit at my table.”

“Hmm,” he said as he reached for my tea. “What are you drinking?”

Then to my shock and horror, he helped himself to a sip from my cup.

“You got the mint herbal tea. Good choice.” He took another sip of my tea then placed the cup down between us. Did he really think I was going to share it with him?

“I also don’t remember giving you permission to drink my tea,” I glared at him.

Eddie leaned in close and said, “Alexandria, you should know by now that I take what I want.”

I gulped. He was so close I could feel heat radiating from his body. A shiver ran through me.

“And you want my tea?” I asked as I instinctively pulled the cup closer to me. 

He leaned in close enough to whisper in my ear. “That’s not all I want.”

My throat went completely dry so I took a sip of tea before remembering Eddie had just taken two sips from the cup. The thought of his lips recently touching the same thing my lips were touching turned me on more than I liked. I couldn’t stop thinking about his lips and what they could do to me.

When I glanced at Eddie, he was staring at me. And not just any stare. He was giving me a very naughty ‘I want to rip your clothes off’ stare. Oh, God, I’m in trouble, I thought as my stomach started to churn. The only thing I could be thankful for was that we were outside in a very public place.

“When are you going to let me show you everything I want from you, Alexandria?” His gaze was laser intense.

I tried to speak but no words came out. I had to think rationally before I did something completely stupid. But the only thing that came to mind were his lips touching mine. I instinctively bit my lower lip, which then reminded me of Daniel and the utterly sexy way he always did that.

Oh, God. I was definitely going to drive myself insane.

It took every ounce of energy I could muster to stand and grab my book. “I think I’d better go,” I managed to mutter.

Eddie motioned toward my half empty cup. “Aren’t you going to finish your tea? I think it’s still hot.” The way he said it, made it sound like the tea wasn’t the only thing that was still hot. Ugh.

“Why don’t you keep it,” I said as I turned to leave.

I tried to hurry away but I could feel Eddie coming up behind me. His energy was unmistakable.

“Still going on that date tonight?” he asked when he caught up to me.

“Not that it’s any of your business,” I said, trying to put him off.

He slid in front of me and stopped me from walking any further. I froze when I saw that his expression had turned serious. He cupped my chin with his hand and gazed into my eyes. “Spend the night with me instead of him.”

I gulped. Why was Eddie doing this now? I was going to see Daniel in just a few hours.

“I can’t do that, Eddie.” I would never do that to Daniel.

“Yes you can,” he urged. Eddie had so much desire in his eyes it took my breath away.

“I can’t break a date I have in a few hours. It isn’t fair.”

Eddie ran a finger down the side of my cheek and it sent shivers through me. I knew if I didn’t get away from him immediately, I’d end up in bed with him and I would be breaking my date with Daniel. Deep down, I knew I didn’t want to do either. Or did I?

     “You’re too good, Alexandria,” Eddie said. “Do you know that?”

I didn’t have the time or desire to analyze that one. I just knew I had to get away from Eddie’s charms before he charmed me right into bed.

“I really need to go.” I tried to sidestep Eddie but he just moved in front of me again and continued to block my way.

He leaned close to my ear and I could feel his breath on my neck. And God, he smelled good. Like coconut suntan oil. “If you don’t get everything you need tonight, you know where to find me. Just knock on my door. I’ll be waiting.”

Then he gave me a little grin, turned and walked away, leaving me melting on the sidewalk into a heap of lust and desire.

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REVIEW: Lost in You by Heidi McLaughlin

Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps.

Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her.

When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she's known.

Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.


Ok. So I need to be honest here. I might have stalked this author to get my hands on this book. The thought of a new story line – where the female character is the pursuer and the famous one and the male is the naïve, shy one; was very exciting. Based on her previous book, Forever My Girl, and the teasers that had been posted for this one, I was ridiculously excited to read it. And then I got nervous because what if it didn’t live up to my expectations? It had to. I had VERY high hopes for this book. And I wasn’t disappointed. If anything, it exceeded my expectations. I just could not wait any longer to read it, so I did what I needed to do to get my hands on this and we're just not going to discuss that...

My emotions were all. Over. The. Place. reading this one. There was a lot of sighing, some crying (because I’m a cry baby when I read), some frustration, serious anger, heartbreaking, and a TON of swooning. I think I read a lot of this book with a satisfied little smirk on my face.  You honestly cannot help but fall in love with Hadley and Ryan. Even when they made choices that you didn’t like, you still loved them. You still understood. In the words of Chris Rock, “I’m not sayin’ it’s right… but I understand.”

“Tonight is a fantasy. Something everyone dreams about, but only few can enjoy.”

Hadley. What do you do when you are 22, meet the perfect guy, and then find out he is still 17 for 4 more months? Because if it was the guy that was older, most people wouldn’t bat an eye. If it was a normal, everyday couple, people wouldn’t bat an eye. But Hadley isn’t a normal, everyday girl. She is a pop princess that is frequently in the spotlight. Now before you check out on  me – the relationship while he is a minor is NOT questionable. Lines are drawn, by Hadley, and she follows them.  The age difference and her being in the spotlight was constantly at the forefront of her thoughts. She respected Ryan and loved him enough to consider how their relationship would impact him with every little thing they did.

Throughout the entire story she is faced with so many decisions. Decisions that involve her career and decisions that involve Ryan. And your heart breaks because you can feel what she WANTS to do (and, quite frankly, what you want her to do), but cannot do it. Her friends and family are amazing and supportive. She’s got the support system most people would kill for. But then there is her manager and he is a royal pain in the ass and you get so angry at him frequently!

“I’d be stupid to tell you no because I want to see you, but I’m just me and you’re you. You can have anyone you want.”

Ryan. What a fun guy. He is shy and he is SO VERY AWKWARD sometimes. His inexperience is sweet and awkward and totally swoon worthy. Watching him grow up & change was great. He starts as this timid guy from a crazy home and grows in to this hot guy who is forward and goes after what he wants.

I honestly have so much to say about Ryan Stone and I don’t know where to start. His parents suck. Well, his DAD sucks and his mom is just so beaten down that she is lost.  And based on just that, he could have gone down a very different path. He could have been bitter or out of control. But he wasn’t. He was sweet, he cared about everyone around him, and was a great guy.

As situations happen throughout the story, my heart absolutely broke with his. It also healed with his. He copes the way any normal teenage boy would cope with how his life is going. And at times I wanted to yell at him that he was being impulsive and irrational. But isn’t that what teenage boys are – impulsive and irrational? But those choices help him. The teach him. And they shape the guy he grows to be.

The supporting characters are great and you learn to love them, too. I found myself relating to most of those characters as well. I wanted to shake Dylan, but I still felt for her. Alex was amazing – what a great friend. Everyone needs someone like her in their life. And Coleman. I wanted to hate him, but I just couldn’t. He just is not the scumbag I thought he would be.

If you are looking for a sweet romance that is fresh, new, and totally dreamy – this is it. Your attention will be captivated immediately and stay that way. It deals with some very touchy subjects, but in an appropriate and respectful way.  So while you may be giving the age factor the side eye initially, know that the issue is dealt with. If I were one who gave star ratings, this would be 5 stars!

Write on, Heidi McLaughlin, write on. 


Friday, April 26, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Review & Giveaway: Everything Changes by Shey Stahl

 I knew a boy once.
He was a boy that changed everything.
I didn't know Parker O’Neil outside of the occasional smile and wink. The AMA Supercross racer came to our small town one winter, and I had no idea what he was capable of. How could I have known that he would change my life forever that summer? Eventually, the occasional smile became a smile I grew to love and longed to see. The occasional wink became a gesture that made my soul sway and my heartache. In the canyons of the desert, he showed me his lifestyle and his love.
What I didn't see was the control he had over me. It was a power the glitz and glamour of his professional lifestyle had and eventually what tore apart any life I thought I knew. In his world of banging bars and soaring jumps, there was no room for someone like me. But for five years, every time he called or touched me, everything changed again. It was a touch that could heal anything and a smile that could light even the darkest nights.
Ah – what a great coming-of-age story. Parker & Rowan were quite the couple – they went from being awkward with each other to a passion that simply couldn’t be denied. There was more times than I can count that I wanted to shake them and tell them to just open their eyes to what was going on. Then I remembered being that age and how it was so easy to get caught up in the moment and forget what was important. How there were many times that what I had right then was good enough and having a conversation that would potentially change everything just wasn’t impoartant enough.
Rowan. Love her. I felt like I could identify with her so often! Her inner battle of wanting to be with Parker, but also wanting to be independent is something a lot of young girls struggle with. She had a heart of gold, but could be SO. FREAKIN. STUPID. sometimes. Her ‘relationship’ with Sean often confused me, but I think that is because she was so confused. Thank goodness she had some people around her to knock her upside her head sometimes…
Parker. Swoon. In my mind he was so cute and so sweet and SO DUMB. Really, he could have solved so many of his issues if he would have just talked to Rowan! But I understood why he handled things the way he did. I got it. He had a crap life handed to him, but he overcame it. I loved his family and how they supported him. I think that, despite his dumb moments, he was an amazing guy. He loved passionately, even if he couldn’t always express it, you could feel it.
I really enjoyed this story! If you are a fan of young love & coming of age, you will definitely enjoy this one! The writing flows beautifully and the characters are definitely ones most can identify with.

About the Author
Shey Stahl is a romance writer who enjoys writing about racing and a good love story that will sweep you off your laughing ass. Growing up she was surrounded by racing watching her dad at the local Northwest tracks.
Writing wasn't something she thought she would ever do but when a rough pregnancy landed her on bed rest three years ago, a passion was discovered. Now, aside from chasing around her little princess with magical powers, it's rare for her to put down the pen. Currently Shey is finishing up her series, Racing on the Edge, that follows a dirt track racer on his rapid rise to the glitz and glamour of NASCAR and the family who supports him.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Re-Release Promotion: Love at 11 by Mari Mancusi

When Maddy graduated from Columbia University, she was ready to change the world. She'd get a job at Newsline, meet a nice guy, and live happily ever after with a real designer handbag on her arm. Five years later, she's stuck producing puff pieces for News 9 San Diego--where "if it bleeds, it leads." She's still single, her family's falling apart, and so is her knock-off Kate Spade.
Then Jamie Hayes walks through her newsroom door. The former filmmaker is everything Maddy has ever dreamed of. Creative, smart, sweet—and with eyes that could make a girl melt. The perfect guy… but perfectly unavailable. And the more Maddy tries to stay away—the further she starts to fall.
Now a secret scoop from her favorite knock-off purse guy has Maddy chasing a lead that could make her career. Or destroy it forever. How far is she willing to go to broadcast the truth? And will this breaking news lead to a happily ever after…or a broken heart?
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Mari Mancusi used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school. But she ended up on another blood sucking profession - journalism -- instead. Today she works as a freelance TV producer and author of books for teens and adults. When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure--video games. A graduate of Boston University and a two time Emmy Award winner, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon and dog Mesquite.


Jamie grunted contentedly and snuggled in a bit closer. Was he conscious? Could he possibly know whom he was holding in his arms? Maybe he had been completely aware of his actions this whole time. Had he been as drunk as I? I couldn’t remember. Was he a good guy who made a mistake or a jerk who liked to cheat on his fiancée by taking stupid, drunk girls home and screwing them?

I suddenly felt disgustingly dirty. Why had I been so easy? Slut girl: give her a drink and watch her spread her legs. Except, that wasn’t me at all. Hell, I could count the guys I’d slept with on one hand and still have a thumb left over. What in the world had possessed me to drunkenly hook up with a guy I barely knew who was getting married in a few months?
I thought of Jen, sound asleep in LA, trusting that her fiancé was alone in his bed too and not curled up, buck naked, in another woman’s arms. She trusted him, and I’d helped him betray that trust. My stomach rolled, and not just from the hangover. I needed to get up. Now.
I squirmed out from under Jamie and vacated the bed. Scanning the room, I found a pair of boxer shorts and an old t-shirt strewn on the floor. After donning the ensemble, I walked to the bathroom.
Staring in the mirror wasn’t pretty. I looked like hell on toast. Black circles under my puffy eyes. Makeup smeared. Bleh.

I brushed my teeth and washed my face and then hit the kitchen to make eggs. What the hell, right? Even the “other woman” needed to eat a balanced Atkins breakfast, and maybe it would get my mind off things at the very least. I tried to swallow down the guilt, but it determinedly rose like bile to my throat. The smell of the scrambled eggs only served to nauseate me further.

“Maddy?” a sleepy voice behind me said a few minutes later. I whirled around. Jamie stood in the doorway, deliciously rumpled. He’d donned his blue jeans but no shirt. I scolded my eyes for straying a second too long on his perfectly sculpted chest. After all, I’d already done more than my share of sampling the forbidden goods already. Time to get my mind out of the gutter and behave like a responsible human being.

I realized my heart was pounding in my chest as I waited for what he’d say next. Then I remembered my manners.

“Do you want some eggs?”

“Maddy, I’ve got to ask you . . .” He raked a hand through his mussed hair in a way that made me pretty sure his question wasn’t whether the eggs came from cage-free chickens.

“Yes?” Cool, calm, collected. Whatever he wanted to ask me, I’d be okay with it.

“I had a lot to drink last night and I wasn’t sure . . . Well I woke up and . . .” He looked around the apartment. “Are we at your place?”

“Yeah, ” I said quietly. He didn’t even remember agreeing to come here. 

Guess that answered my question about his level of sobriety.

“Oh. Right. And I woke up in . . .” He pointed vaguely toward the bedroom. “. . . and I didn’t know . . .”

“You want to know if we had sex.” I spelled it out, shocked at how clear and cold my voice sounded.

“Y-yeah.” His face reddened at my bluntness. He hadn’t been so shy last night.

“I don’t know, Jamie. I don’t remember either. But I woke up in my bed naked. And you were naked next to me. So I’d say chances are pretty darn good.” I realized I sounded angry. Hurt.

Don’t let him see that you care.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Playing Patience by Tabatha Vargo


Sometimes all you need is Patience.

Life’s been hard for Zeke. Being a punching bag for his alcoholic father has turned him into stone. Not even the dodgy trailer park he lives in can scare him. Fighting is his release and sex, drugs, and his guitar bring him peace, but deep down Zeke isn’t quite as hard as he makes himself out to be. When he meets Patience, she finds all his broken pieces and puts him back together, but she’s a ray of light in his shadowed life and the last thing he wants to do is bring her into his dark world. Playing careless is easy, playing the bad guy can be fun, but playing Patience is impossible, especially when she can see right through him. 

Zeke isn’t the only one who’s broken, and for the first time, in a long time, Patience feels alive. Her black and white world gets a shot of color when she meets Zeke. He’s unlike anyone she’s ever met with his tattoos, piercings, and blunt honesty. She wants nothing more than to let go and ride the wild side with him, but some wounds never heal and the broken pieces of Patience aren’t so easy to find.
***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***



I turned away and flicked my blonde hair with the back of my fingers making sure it whipped him in the face.

He grabbed a fist full of it and gently tugged me against him. His warm body was pressed against my back. His strong heartbeat slammed into my shoulder reminding me how tall and big he was. His breath tickled my cheek as he pressed his lips to my ear. Goosebumps invaded every inch of my skin and I shivered. He felt my shiver and chuckled softly. It was deep and dark…sexy.

“Spit all the lies you want, Snowflake.” His hand snaked around me and under my shirt. My abdominal muscles clenched making my ribs ache as he ran his finger around my belly button. “Your body spoke my language the other night and it said differently. I’m not stupid; I see the way you look at me. It’s hot and I fucking love it. I bet you fantasize about me, too. One day you’re going to beg me for the things you fantasize about. If you’re a good little girl, I might give you some relief when that time comes. So, I suggest you play nice.” He planted a hot kiss on the side of my neck and then cold air rushed in against my back and replaced him.

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Tabatha's been writing since she could pick up a pencil. Her first publication was a little poem in her elementary school paper, from that point on she was hooked. When she was a teenager, she traded in her girly magazines for personalized writing notebooks.

At nineteen, she met her own personal prince charming and writing took a back burner for a while. She's now married to that prince and the mother of a beautiful seven-year-old princess/rock star. Once her daughter was born, writing came back into her life, and she finished her very first novel, Wicked Fate, in May of 2009. 

She's now pursuing her English degree and she hopes to one day teach while continuing to write.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview & Giveaway: Battlescars by Sophie Monroe


 Aubrey Thompson is a twenty-three year old flight attendant for her dad’s small commercial fleet. She’s a sarcastic smartass that has no problem telling you where to go. She also despises rock stars…but that’s all part of the story. Her Granny Jean is spy and will have you laughing out loud. 

In comes Jake Parker, the twenty-five year old lead singer of Battlescars. His reputation is the untamable bad-boy. He’s completely “balls to the wall” in everything that he does. Two days after returning home from a month long tour across Europe he gets a visit from Bruce, an executive from the record label. He informs Jake that Battlescars is going back on tour for three months. What everyone doesn’t know is that Jake is worn down and sick of the same old shit. 

His record label hires Aubrey’s dads company to fly him around for the last minute tour. In order to keep her dad's company afloat they will have to learn to play nice. When Jake first meets Aubrey she refuses to even acknowledge his existence. He sees her as refreshing and a challenge. 

Both of them have some pretty heavy scars from their pasts holding them back. Can Jake get Aubrey to let him in? Or will she shoot him down based on his outlandish reputation? Will her fear of getting hurt again keep him out for good? 

Are the two of them a match in heaven or hell?


Ah – I love a good rockstar book! I especially love rockstar romance that involves a gritty past. Sophie Monroe did a fabulous job of bringing a fresh storyline to this style of book! The tone of the book, while dealing with some intense topics, was definitely laid back and conversational. Right off the bat, you feel connected to the characters and it feels as if you are right there with them.

I loved Jake! He didn’t hold back at all. He saw what he wanted and he went for it. He challenged Aubrey in a great way. He understood what she needed from him and gave it to her, but he didn’t move away from his goal. He was her rock whenever she needed it, despite her attempts to push him away.  Jake wasn’t without his own issues, though. He just used his issues to strengthen him and guide him. While many stories let the issues from the past drive the characters to be scared of relationships, this one does the opposite. On top of his bad-boy, tattooed, rocker image – Jake is a sweet, caring, and crazy romantic!

Aubrey. Wow. She is a firey little thing! I LOVED her sassiness and her sarcasm throughout the story. However, I also loved how broken she was at times. She was scared & vulnerable throughout much of the book, but it didn’t hinder her. She was one of a kind, that is for sure! Aubrey’s been through some crazy and intense things in her life, but her support system was amazing. While Jake’s past built him up, Aubrey’s past held her back at times. It was interesting to watch her grow and shift.

While this book is definitely a romance, there is a lot more to it! There is a decent level of mystery to keep you interested, as well. It is never a good thing when those from the past begin to show up and bad things start happening…



What inspired you to write Battlescars?
I wanted to write a rocker book that was different from the other ones in its category. I
have a serious love of rock and all things related to it so I just wanted to create my own little version of it and I really hope that I accomplished that.

What is the one thing Aubrey would never leave home without?
Probably Bella or her iPod.

What is one thing Jake would never leave home without?
If he had his choice probably Aubrey, lol.

5 words to describe the relationship between Aubrey & Jake.
Balls to the motherf’n wall! Seriously though, strong, resilient, passionate, entertaining, real.

Is this going to be a series? If so, how many books do we get?
I’m not sure yet. I’m currently working away on Afflicted, which is the spin off of Blake and Piper and so far it’s EPIC! I don’t know if I’ll do one for the other characters at this point, but maybe Granny deserves her own book or at least one filled with words of Granny wisdom, haha!

Favorite Book: Goodnight Moon
Favorite Color: Black or silver
Hot or Cold: Hot
Flirty or Dirty: Ummmm, both ;)
Sweet or Salty: Sweet
Morning or night: Night
Naughty or Nice: Classy with just the right amount of trashy.

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Sophie Monroe is a New Jersey native just starting out her writing adventure. She has
always been a night owl with a creative side. Her books often reflect both her sense of humor and sarcasm.

She tries to communicate on the fact that "life's too short" in her stories. Bad things happen in life it's inevitable, but pick yourself up and dust yourself off and move forward. Nothing can hold you down, unless you choose to let it.

She also loves to incorporate meaningful quotes that she hopes will inspire her readers (or at least give them a good laugh.)

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