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~ Giveaway ~

When I started this whole blogging adventure I never thought that I would end up with a thousand people who like and follow me on Facebook. I had originally started it because I had been asked by some friends what I thought of some books, then when I had told them of a few ones that were really good they had asked what I would suggest to read next. I thought hmmm why not just start a page for them to follow what I think, then I looked into starting an actual blogging page. I have had so much fun reading, putting my reviews up and having people actually care about what I think. I love finding giveaways to share with people. I enjoy finding news on new books and sharing. So when I hit 1,000 on Facebook as well as hitting my 1 year of blogging, I wanted to put a giveaway together as a thank you!  I don’t do many giveaways so this has been fun and exciting for me.

I wanted to send out a huge thank you! Without these great authors (and more) I wouldn’t be able to do this!!!! So…

Thank You!!!!!! For all you do!!!

I don’t know if authors understand what they do for people like me (booklovers). We are able to sit and read, to escape from reality. Sometimes it is a need I am not sure many get unless you have a love and passion for books. When things may be too hectic or stressful we turn to you to help us leave it all behind even if for an hour or so. I know that a thank you may not be enough because to be honest I don’t feel that it can express to all the authors out there how much it means to us as readers!

Special Thank You to…

BJ Harvey

Chelsea Falin

Madeline Sheehan

Kristen Proby

Ella Frank

Arianne Richmonde

Ann Mayburn

J. Sterling

Megan Hart

Gena D. Lutz

Kallypso Masters

Gail McHugh

Julie Hockley

Jasinda Wilder

Olivia Cunning

M. Leighton

Michelle Valentine

Kim Karr

Stacey Bentley

Love Belvin

JS Cooper

Giveaway

I am not doing one big entry type giveaway becasue I know some people have read some of the stuff we are giving away. So I am going to post the link to each one so you can enter the ones you would like to win. 🙂 Hope it isn’t too difficult but in my head it seemed easier to do it this way. This way when rafflecopter picks the winner I know that is what they want for sure. 🙂

So without further ado…..

1 Paperback copy of Lost in Distraction by BJ Harvey

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1 e-copy of Personal Growth by Chelsea Falin

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1 e-copy of your choice by Madeline Sheehan

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1 e-copy of Rock With Me by Kristen Proby

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1 e-copy your pick of Blind Obsession or Exquisite & Entice by Ella Frank

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1 e-copy of a book from the Forty Shades of Pearl Trilogy by Arianne Richmonde (3 winners – 1 for each book)

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1 e-copy of winners choice from Ann Mayburn’s backlist

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1 e-copy of The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

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1 Paperback of Naked by Megan Hart & bookmarks

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2 e-copies of Ember’s Curse by Gena D. Lutz

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Winner gets to pick – Apron or T-shirt by Kallypso Masters

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1 e-copy of Collide by Gail McHugh

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1 e-copy of Crow’s Row by Julie Hockley

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1 Paperback of Delilah by Jasinda Wilder

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1 e-copy of Tie Me by Olivia Cunning

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2 e-copies of Dow To You by M. Leighton

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1 e-copy winners pick of book by Michelle Valentine

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1 e-copy of Connected by Kim Karr

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2 e-copies of Serendipity by Stacey Bentley

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2 e-copies & 1 paperback of Love Lost by Love Belvin

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1 e-copy of The Last Boyfriend by J.S. Cooper

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Review ~ Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning

12710035Book: Hot Ticket

Author: Olivia Cunning

Series: Sinners On Tour #3

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Blurb:

Book #3 in reading order of events in book series, per author

There are things in bassist Jace Seymour’s past that he is unwilling to share with anyone. To cover his guilt and anguish, he seeks dominatrix Mistress V (Aggie) to temporarily placate his inner turmoil.

Aggie doesn’t have much use for men–besides the power rush she gets when they’re begging for mercy at her feet–but Jace isn’t like her usual clients. His cool defiance and unexpected dominance in the bedroom drives her to distraction and quickly steals her heart.

When circumstances threaten Jace’s position in Sinners, Aggie must help him regain his rightful place in the band while showing him that time and love can heal all wounds.

My Thoughts:

Okay I was waiting for this one! I am reading them in the order that Olivia wrote them in not the order that they were released so I had to wait a little longer then some to get a sinners fix, with that being said I say SHAME on you SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca publishing for printing the books out of order. I have heard that for some, because of that it ruined the reading for them since they get teasers in Trey’s book (since his is supposed to be last in the series) It has nothing to do with Olivia since she also was not happy with the order of release. Anywho… back to the matter at hand.

But I was not disappointed I did finally feel like I got why Jace was so closed off. And ohhh my the sex was pretty damn hot! I honestly had thought that I would have been more attached to Jace in this story and yes I did get pulled into him and was left feeling happy with the outcome. Maybe it was Aggie I wasn’t really feeling. I wasn’t a big fan of hers from the get go. But we all knew that was who was going to be it for him. Though she could be pretty bad ass so that was a plus.
There were things that happened in this one that had me kinda all over the place my heart broke for Jace and I just wanted to hold him, then slap him for closing up because he was such a tease with letting a little out then closing off again. (Such a man)

There were a few things that were brought up like the issue with Eric and Jon that one I know I will have to wait for the next book to find out what the deal is with them.
We find out that there is a secret that Jace is keeping from a bandmate that was a surprise.
There were as always funny moments that had me laughing so hard

“Your balls are touching mine,” Jace said between clenched teeth.

“What’s a little sac connection between friends?”

“If you come on me, I will kill you,”

How could you not die laughing at that alone? I mean I had always wondered if they ever thought things like that and when finally reading that in a book I was laughing hysterically.

I did enjoy this one but I have a HUGE love for bdsm books and although she did a good job in writing it, I understood why he would not submit. But a TRUE Domme would not submit, unless she is a switch, right? That was one part that had me a little confused. I do understand that there are times it does get turned on and off so that was not unbelievable. It was just a tad hard to understand how they got so close so fast when they never really talked much, but then when you grow up broken and in dysfunction it works out I guess. Because well in reality it can sometimes.

Olivia did a great job not leaving you wondering what Aggies issues were too she was able to work in a little back story for her as well so that was good I thought at first okay so am I going to be left wondering why she is the way she is but nope!
The pieces of Eric that were in there I loved I had a feeling that I would be drawn to him no matter how much I wanted it to be Jace for me. Eric and Trey are my favorites. My heart breaks for both of them in this one. Knowing how much Trey loves Brian but can’t have him. And then hearing Eric talking with Jace outside the tour bus.
She finds a way to write so these guys worm their way into your heart and stay there forever!

I am looking forward to Eric’s story then I can right on to Trey

As far as I am concerned ANYTHING Sinners I will read because they were the first Rock Star books I read and will always be special, for starting me on a love for Rockers I never knew I had!

Brandy

4 stars


Olivia Cunning Giveaway!!!

Got SO excited when I got my newsletter telling me that Mrs. Olivia Cunning is doing a giveaway for Hot Ticket! She says that:

So I have these two extra hard-copy ARCs of Hot Ticket and I simply have nowhere to put them. I guess I’ll have to give them away.

So you must go and enter the giveaway!! —> HERE

Ohhh how I love me some JACE!!

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Inspiration for the Sole Regret guys by Olivia Cunning

On her BLOG she has posted pictures of the guys who inspired the guys from Sole Regret…

Here are the guys….

Gabe / Force -> Drums  (Rich Luzzi)

Adam -> Lead Guitarist (Jacoby Shaddix)

Jacob / Shade -> Vocalist (M. Shadows)

Owen / Tags -> Bass Guitarist (Ian Somerhalder – the ‘pretty boy’ of the group)

Kellen / Cuff -> Rhythm Guitarist (Anthony Kiedis – the long-haired version)

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Review – Take Me by Olivia Cunning

BLURB:

She is one woman he should never touch…

Sole Regret’s enigmatic vocalist, Jacob “Shade” Silverton, is a consummate womanizer, but even he knows better than to get involved with one special woman from his past. Mixing friendship and pleasure can only lead to a broken heart, and he’s suffered enough heartache to swear off relationships for a lifetime.

He is one man she has always desired…

Amanda Lange knows all about Shade’s naughty reputation, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to dive into the gorgeous rock star’s arms and into his bed. She convinces herself that one night of passion won’t complicate their friendship, but can she convince him of that?

They’re both playing with fire.

Neither of them realized how far one kiss would take them. As the flames of their passion ignite with the intensity of an inferno, will either of them escape the experience without being burned or will both be branded fool enough to take a chance on a relationship that was marked for ruin before it even began?

MY THOUGHTS:

I LOVED this one.. I have to say of all of them so far.. I LOVE Shade!!! I loved everything about this story.. I was crying in the first 10 minutes of reading. Oh my heart just broke and I fell completely in love with Jacob!

I wanted so much to happen in this story.. I wanted him to get everything he deserved and wanted, I was happy to finally get answers as to what was going on with him and Adam. I just wanted to get both of them and just hug them.. there is so much that is going on in such a short amount of time. I honestly had forgotten that it was only a matter of a few days from Gabes book to Jacobs. I also love that with every book I get a little bit of all of the guys. Even if it is only a quick little snippet. I still enjoy it! And when Gabe showed up that was fun, and had me laughing.

I can not wait for “Cuff’s” book! I wanted so much to happen in the short time this book took place but I get that it is only a day that it goes over because well it is called “ONE NIGHT with Sole Regret” but EVERY time I am left wanting more.. I fell like I never get enough when it comes to her writing.

The sex was HOT as always! As I was reading I kept wondering where her twist was going to be.. she is never one to just do plain sex there is ALWAYS some type of twist (something extra) that makes it so much fun to read! And well when Jacob goes to his room…. I was NOT disappointed!!! All I knew was that I so wanted to be there in that room at that moment! Ohhh man!!! lol  here is just a small part (sneak peak) of the greatness that goes on in his room…

“It’s a sex swing. I figured you were getting tired. This will make my mad sex skills easier on your body.”

There was nothing that I didn’t like about this one.. They keep getting better as they go along it seems and I don’t know how someone can have so many different stories going in their head at once but I thank her for putting them out there for us to enjoy because enjoy it I DID!!! I will be waiting for the next one as I am sure anyone else who has read any of her books will be doing as well!

Ohh and here are 2 VERY important songs that are a part of this book!!!! and ohhh did they get to me!! and have me crying as he sings to his special someone…

 

 

 

 


Double Time Play-List by Olivia Cunning

She posted a playlist for the book on her blog —>HERE

but here is a LIST of all the songs she has listed in the link above (she posted the videos as well)..

  1. Walk Away – Five Finger Death Punch
  2. Got To Get Me Some – Nickleback
  3. Move Your Body – My Darkest Day
  4. Bounce – Emphatic
  5. Sex Type Thing – Stone Temple Pilots
  6. Alive – Adelita’s Way
  7. Unreal – Soil
  8. Closure – Chevelle
  9. Say You’ll Haunt Me – Stone Sour
  10. Polyamorous – Breaking Benjamin
  11. Lollipop – Flaming Hanley
  12. Tonight – Seether
  13. Far From Over – Rev Theory
  14. The Waiting One – All That Remains

The Sinners’ Themes:

  1.  Trey Mills -> To Be Loved – Papa Roach
  2. Brain Sinclair -> All I want – Staind
  3. Sed Lionheart -> If You Only Knew – Shinedown
  4. Jace Seymour -> Pain – Three Days Grace <—– LOVE this song!!! he is my fave!!!
  5. Eric Sticks -> Head Against The Wall – Anew Revolution
  6. Welcome To The Family – Avenged Sevenfold
  7. Crazy Train – Blizzard Of Ozz

DOUBLE TIME CHAPTER ONE IS POSTED :)

Tonight Olivia cunning posted the first chapter to Double Time!!!!!!! —–> HERE

BUT AFTER SHE POSTED THE LINK SHE ALSO POSTED THIS WARNING (for those who may not know Trey’s book was originally written as the last book in the series but the publishers decided that they wanted to publish it third spoilers and all for Jace and Eric) :::::

I posted the first chapter of Double Time tonight. So if you want to read it, it’s posted here: Double Time Chapter One. If not, don’t click the link! There are HUGE, HUGE spoilers in the first chapter.

As much as I WANT to read this one I have a thing about reading books in order and I will just wait for February and read Hot Ticket when it comes out I am sure there are many who won’t want to wait but I have this need to stay in the order she had posted on her blog. Haha it is going to kill me to wait but it has to be done!! (For me at least).

But for those who will not be waiting here is the first chapter for you all!

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SOME NEWS AND INFO…BOUT SOME GREAT AUTHORS…

Here is some news and information as well that I have come across in news updates from their blogs, or facebook pages.. either way I just wanted to share… with everyone…

Molly McAdams the GREAT author of Taking Chances is working on a new book… well 2 actually the first is a book that is not a part of Taking Chances at all it is a different book called From Ashes which is set to come out in December and I can not wait to read this one!   She also posts Teasers for it on her BLOG! 🙂 gotta love teasers!

blurb:   When Cassidy Jameson’s best friend Tyler took her to Texas with him when he left for college, she was expecting his cousin, their new roommate, to be a Stetson-wearing cowboy since his family owned a ranch; not this incredibly gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl that seemed to make the world stop whenever she looked at him. Because of her past, she’s only ever trusted two men in her life, Tyler and her dad whom passed away when she was six. But there’s something about Gage that draws her to him in a way she can’t explain, only problem? He’s always telling Tyler that he doesn’t want Cassidy living there and sees her as nothing more than his little sister.

She also is working on something that is connected to Taking Chances it is Chase’s POV I can NOT wait for this one!!! I am beyond excited for this one, as well as a little scared as to how it will all work.. I am sure I will need tissues!!  I got this from her BLOG:

Chase’s story needs to get out there, and there’s so much you read in Harper’s POV that I know you’re wanting to see. The fights with Brandon – talking to his parents about Harper – and pretty much how he viewed EVERYTHING.

So I’m shooting for an early March release for his POV, no title yet…will keep you updated though!

Although she has been calling it Stealing Harper for now… So we will have to wait and see if she changes that… 🙂

M Leighton the author of Down to You (good read!!) and Wild Ones (on my TBR list)

She is working on there being 3 books for the down to you series and 3 for the wild ones series.

As of right now she has a tentative title for book 2 in the Down To You series UP TO ME. She has not yet come up with one for the third book.

She has the second book of the Wild Ones Series title as Wild Child and the third’s tentative title is Wild Nights.

I am waiting patently for the second book in the Down To You books!!! that cliff hanger left me wanting to scream! 🙂

Olivia Cunning the author of GREAT rock stars! The Sinners on Tour Series and One Night With Sole Regret Series.

Right now many are jumping up and down knowing that Trey’s book comes out next week. Right now there are a few giveaways that have ONE day left so please go enter if you have a chance to TONIGHT

The first one that I came across is over at Under The Covers Blog she also does an interview with Olivia I always LOVE to read interviews with my favorite authors… in this interview she also talks about the fact that the publishers decided to print Trey’s book as third in the series when it was originally written as the last book. So there may be some spoilers in there about Jace and Eric.  The blog is giving away a print of Double Time! ONE DAY LEFT

Then there is the EPIC giveaway that Olivia is doing on her own blog —> HERE she is giving away 2 copies of the 3 books of the Sinners On Tour Series for the person who won as well as a set for them to give away to who they would like to, along with some candies yummy!!  ONE DAY LEFT

And well who can pass up an interview with TREY!?? I just love when I get to read these type of interviews! 🙂 they make me smile!  Here on SIA MCKYE OVER COFFEE‘s Blog they were lucky enough to get to interview the wonderful Trey and I just had to pass it along for those who would like to read it…

Here is an older interview but it is still a good one with Trey! –>The Cutest Blog on the Block

THE BEST NEWS I GOT….. Okay she also did another interview on Love Romance Passion‘s Blog… Here we were able to leave questions and she would respond when she got a chance to. They are also doing a giveaway of a print copy of Double Time… ENDS NOV. 9

Here is what I that I had posted…

—Okay I have read all 3 of the Sole Regret books and LOVE every SINGLE one of them.. I wish they were longer though. haha BUT I was wondering……..
QUESTION——> since there are only 2 more left in that set will we get a feeling of closure like a follow up that’s maybe a year or two later to tell us what has happened???
—I have also read the 2 Sinners books that are out so far and LOVED them!!! no one can write a Rock Star book the way you can!! (AWESOME!!) So that being said I can not wait for HOT TICKET to come out since I know that Trey was supposed to be last and well I HAVE to read a series in order.. So I will be reading in the order YOU posted on your website… (I know the wait will be worth it for sure! 🙂 )
QUESTION—–> Once you finish up with Sole Regret and Sinners what is going to be next for you? do you have a plan to do more Rock Star books or something totally different???

And when I got a response from her I wanted to scream….. I was so excited!!!! here was her response…

Brandy- There are at least 12 more Sole Regret books in the works. I’m experimenting with a serial format. I thought it would be fun to have all five stories going at once, one night at a time. We’ll see if I change my mind after around book seven. So far I’m loving how the series is progressing. I have so many ideas for weaving the stories together. After Sole Regret and Sinners, I’ll be working on Exodus End. Those will be full-length novels, similar to the Sinners format. I know the Sole Regret serial format drives some folks crazy, but I like that I can put one out every six or seven weeks instead of every six or seven months. 😀

12 MORE SOLE books!!!!! yay!!!! and another ROCK STAR series after Sinners!!! YAY!!!

And after reading the responses to all the questions I can not wait for Jace and Eric’s book she had said that Eric surprised her with his self-less heart… I mean come on I always loved the guy he is a big goof ball… and of course he is self less haha he helped Brian out in the bathroom in Back Stage Pass no problem 😉

Here is a little info I found on another interview she did on Guilty Pleasure‘s Blog about Exodus End…

The lead character of Double Time is Trey Mills. He’s the rhythm guitarist for Sinners. His brother, Dare Mills, is also a guitarist. He plays lead guitar for the band Exodus End. Because Double Time’s heroine, Reagan Elliot, is also in the band Exodus End—she won a contest and is touring with them for a year—we are introduced to the other members of Exodus End in this book. The lead singer is Max—he’s very serious and methodical about music. Then there’s Steve, the drummer. He’s a bit of a skirt chaser. Then Logan, the bassist, who is the jokester. And Dare who gives off irresistible Dare-a-mones. Dare shows up a lot in Double Time because he’s such an awesome, supportive brother to Trey, and he also takes on a mentor role with Reagan.

Considering that there are still two Sinners books to be released next year, I think you’re getting a bit ahead of yourself with Exodus End. I do have plans to write four novels in a spin-off series. Since I haven’t finished the first one yet, I can’t say how or when they’ll be published. Let’s go with a very vague and noncommittal: one of these days. Hopefully, sooner rather than later. I do want to wait until all the Sinners books are released before I focus on Exodus End, however. So keep your panties on. *wink* But thanks for your interest in more rock star books! I love writing them.


EPIC DOUBLE TIME GIVEAWAY!

SHE IS DOING A GREAT GIVEAWAY!!! GO ENTER!!!!

She is giving away TWO sets of the books!! One for you and one for a friend…

 

GO TO HER PAGE HERE AND ENTER ——–>  EPIC Double Time Giveaway!.


Teaser and Blurb for Take Me by Olivia Cunning

I was so excited to get this notice this morning!! Olivia Cunning had posted on her Blog the blurb for the most recent Sole Regret book as well as a little teaser!! Oh happy day!!

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BLURB…

She is one woman he should never touch…

Sole Regret’s enigmatic vocalist, Jacob “Shade” Silverton, is a consummate womanizer, but even he knows better than to get involved with one special woman from his past. Mixing friendship and pleasure can only lead to a broken heart, and he’s suffered enough heartache to swear off relationships for a lifetime.

He is one man she has always desired…

Amanda Lange knows all about Shade’s naughty reputation, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to dive into the gorgeous rock star’s arms and his bed. She convinces herself that one night of passion won’t complicate their friendship, but can she convince him of that?

They’re both playing with fire.

Neither of them realized how far one kiss would take them. As the flames of their passion ignite with the intensity of an inferno, will either of them escape the experience without being burned or will both be branded fool enough to take a chance on a relationship that was marked for ruin before it even began?

TEASER…

Shade moved to stand in Amanda’s path. She wasn’t sure how he managed to so easily trap her between one gorgeous hunk of metal and one gorgeous hunk of metal vocalist, but it got her attention. Her back pressed against the side of the car, she tried to regain her senses. No good. Amanda’s heart thundered out of control as she slowly lifted her gaze to look him in the eye.

“You’re staying,” he said. “I invited you. She’s leaving. No one invited her.”

“Maybe I don’t want—”

Shade touched her cheek and her breath stalled in her throat. “You’re staying.”

She couldn’t look away from his intense blue eyes. “I’m staying,” she said obediently.

He smiled crookedly, plucked his sunglasses out of the neckband of his T-shirt and put them on. She stared at the cross around his neck. “Do you want to wait out here while I call her a cab or would you rather wait in the house?” he asked. “She’s sure to cause a scene.”

“Um.”

“You could go to the family room and pick out a movie to watch or scrounge the kitchen for food. It won’t take me long to get rid of her.”

“Well, okay. Do you have the movie Steel Magnolias?” She kept her poker face firmly in place as she blinked up at him. “It’s been ages since I’ve seen it, y’all.”

He laughed. “I thought we agreed no chick flicks.”

Amanda huffed as if she was very put out by his demands, when in truth she just wanted to put out. She couldn’t blame Veronica for inviting herself to a night with this man in a hot tub, but Amanda was oh so glad that Shade was making the woman leave. “I suppose.”

He tucked his forefinger under her chin and stroked the skin just beneath her lips with his thumb. “I’d kiss you,” he said, “but I don’t want Veronica to think I’m sporting a hard-on for her.”

What?

Had he actually just said that? He couldn’t possibly have meant it. Too flabbergasted to form a comeback, Amanda gaped at him.

He laughed. “What a priceless expression.” He squeezed her shoulder and her legs began to tremble uncontrollably. “I’ll see you inside.”

“Uh huh,” she thought she might have said around her mouthful of drool.