5.28.2013

MPTB Tours

We are expanding My Pathway to Books into Tours.  I'm really excited about this new stage of the blogosphere!  Check out the new MPTB Tour page by clicking on the link at the top or button below.

MPTB will be booking cover reveals, release day blitz, and book tours.  Authors check out this page for more details on pricing and packaging!

If you're a blogger, I would love to have you as a tour host.  There is no follower requirement and once you sign-up, you will get priority to all MPTB Tours.  Go HERE to sign-up.

Thank you all for your continued support.  This would not be happening if it wasn't for you.


5.26.2013

Memorial Weekend Sales

So many of my favorite books are on sale this weekend which is SO exciting that I couldn't help but telling y'all about it.  If you know of any other books other than what's on this list let me know so I can update it :)


You Got Me by Mercy Amare is 99 Cents
Amazon | Barnes & Noble 
Roxy is broken
Aiden wants to fix her

No matter how hard Roxy tries to overcome her past, she can't. She writes on her arms to escape the pain, but nothing can soothe the ache that she feels.

Aiden didn't go to college to meet girls, he came to play football. Too bad that it is impossible for him to stay away from Roxy.

After meeting on the roof, they instantly feel connected, but neither of them are ready for love.

You Got Me is a story about new beginnings, and finding love when you least expect it.

Unlikely Allies

Wishing for Someday Soon


A HUGE group of authors got together and all put there books for 99 cents this weekend!  You can find the list of all these books HERE!


The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard is 99 Cents
Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.
Inescapable by Amy Bartol is 99 Cents
Amazon | 2.99 on Barnes & Noble 
My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me--my freshman year of college. I had been hoping that once I had arrived on Crestwood's campus, the nightmare that I've been having would go away. It hasn't.

I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I'm grounded...sane. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he is near, I feel an attraction to him--a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you're thinking...that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would--if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I'm the worst thing that's ever happened to Crestwood...or him. But, get this, for some reason every time I turn around he's there, barging into my life.

What is the secret he is keeping from me? I'm hoping that it is anything but what I expect: that he is not exactly normal...and neither am I. So maybe Crestwood won't be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I have been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is...inescapable.
Selling Scarlett by Ella James is 99 Cents
 Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this—one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.

Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail. 

When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.

Follow Elizabeth—code-named Scarlett—to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.

Most of these sales end soon so don't miss out!  If you know of any others, let me know in the comments! 

5.24.2013

Double Cover Reveal

Today I have two covers for you!  Both of these wonderful ladies are friends of mine so I'm super excited to be sharing the covers of Mary Smith's Melting Away the Ice and Michelle Nicole's Soul Survivor!  (Michelle's cover reveal was yesterday but I forgot!  SO SORRY Michelle, but I thought what better opportunity to share both of my pack-mates covers on the same day!)  Readers are you ready to see some awesome covers?!



BOOK BLURB:

Melting Away the Ice
by Mary Smith
Release Date July 1, 2013

Sara Smith, a hardworking lawyer, thought she found her true love. Unfortunately, that was a huge mistake.  Now she goes home alone at night and avoids people. Until one day her best friend forces her to go to a hockey game.
Lucas Sharp, the Capitan of the Chicago Eagles, has focused on one thing, winning the Cup.  It was not until a meet and greet after a game that he saw Sara.
After finally going in a few dates Lucas knows that she is hiding something, but Sara won’t talk about it. Will Lucas be able to melt away the ice on her heart and still win the Cup? Or will Sara keep her true-self frozen away from finding happiness?

**This is an adult book with adult content**

Cover design: Bailey Ardisone



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:





Mary Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois but is currently living in West Virginia with her amazing husband.  Mary never misses a Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears or a Chicago Bulls game.  She loves her sports.  Mary never goes anywhere without her Kindle, her laptop or a book in hand. If you can’t find her reading than she is reviewing books on her site, which she co-founded, Book Nerds Across America.

STALK HER AT:




Review site: www.booknerdsacrossamerica.com 



And now for Michelle's cover.  Again  this cover was released yesterday and I was a terrible friend and didn't post it, but I HAD to have to it on the blog because it is seriously one of the coolest covers Ive ever seen!  Cant wait to hear what y'all think!

Soul Survivor
by Michelle Nicole
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 2013
Cover Designer: Okay Creations

Hailee Mai Hart is just a simple, normal girl. Or so she thought.

When she left her one-horse town for a college education in the big city, she never could've imagined what awaited her.

She's quickly thrown into a world filled with angels, danger, and a curse…her curse. Come to find out, she's not so simple after all. She's actually the last of her kind, and the fate of the world rests on her shoulders. She has one chance to save Earth, and it all comes down to one choice: Light or Darkness. What is right and what is wrong is all a matter of perspective, which leaves her heart dangerously tangled. No matter which path she takes people will die, and that's just not an option.

Will she be able to save everyone, or will she be the Soul Survivor?
 About the Amazing Author:

Michelle Nicole was born and raised in the wild and wonderful state of West Virginia. She's holds both a bachelor's degree in accounting and an MBA. While her first passion is numbers, not long into adulthood, Michelle rediscovered her love of books and with it the joy and fulfillment of writing her own stories. She spends her days working as a CPA and her nights weaving tales of love, friendship, and everything in between.  
When she's not working or writing, you'll find her binge watching her favorite TV shows, reading, tweeting, hanging with her husband and furry children, 
or spending time with her close knit extended family.

Stalk Links:
Michelle's Blog

The Naughty Uniformed Giveaway Hop


I don't know about you, but I can't resist a man in uniform especially in a sexy book!  My favorite are the men in jerseys.  If there is something that I can't resist, it's the ones that play football.  So I thought what better way to share my favorite football player hotties than have a giveaway!  Introducing Aiden, Gunner, Beau, and Jude!

Meet Hottie Football Player Aiden 


Roxy is broken
Aiden wants to fix her

No matter how hard Roxy tries to overcome her past, she can't. She writes on her arms to escape the pain, but nothing can soothe the ache that she feels.

Aiden didn't go to college to meet girls, he came to play football. Too bad that it is impossible for him to stay away from Roxy.

After meeting on the roof, they instantly feel connected, but neither of them are ready for love.

You Got Me is a story about new beginnings, and finding love when you least expect it.

Meet Hottie Football Player Gunner  


Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18 year old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother.
The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brothers best friend. 
Gunner only had two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like. 
Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her?
What will it take for them to realize they are all each other have ever WANTED?

Meet Hottie Football Player Beau 


Ashton is getting tired of being good, of impressing her parents and playing ideal girlfriend to Sawyer Vincent. Sawyer is perfect, a regular Prince Charming, but when he leaves town for the summer, it’s his cousin Beau who catches Ashton’s eye. Beau is the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, and even though he’s dangerous, Ashton is drawn to him.

Beau loves his cousin like a brother, so the last thing he wants to do is make a move on Sawyer’s girl. Ashton is off-limits, absolutely. That’s why he does his best to keep his distance, even though he’s been in love with her forever. When Ashton wants to rekindle their childhood friendship in Sawyer’s absence, Beau knows he should say no.

Ashton and Beau don’t want to hurt Sawyer. But the more they try to stay away from each other, the more intense their urges become. It’s getting way too hard to resist....

Meet Hottie Football Player Jude 


Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson are this generation's Romeo and Juliet: Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.

A steamy summer encounter with bad boy Jude means trouble for Lucy. Her sights are set on becoming a ballerina, and she won't let anything get in her way . . . except Jude.

He's got a rap sheet, dangerous mood swings, and a name that's been sighed, shouted, and cursed by who knows how many girls.

Jude's a cancer, the kind of guy who's fated to ruin the lives of girls like Lucy—and he tells her so.

But as rumors run rampant and reputations are destroyed, Lucy's not listening to Jude's warning. Is tragedy waiting in the wings? This racy romance is hot, hot, hot!

 Giveaway

Whats up for grabs! Ecopies of...
  • You Got Me by Mercy Amare
  • Wanted by Kelly Elliott (or Saved)
  • The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (or The Vincent Brothers)
  • Crush by Nicole Williams (or Clash or Crush)
This giveaway is INT.  Anyone that can receive kindle copies of these books can enter.
This giveaway ends May 31st midnight.
Fill out the rafflecopter to enter.

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A big thank you to Tabby @ Insightful Mind Reviews and Autumn @ The Autumn Review for putting this together!

5.23.2013

OFF THE RECORD COVER REVEAL

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Title: Off the Record
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Expected release date: June 11, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover designed by: Vitalink
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
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                           The sparks of dislike burn hot, but the sparks of mutual attraction burn even hotter. Ever Montgomery suffered the ultimate betrayal by the one man who she should have been able to count on for anything. It has left her hurt, jaded and incapable of forming relationships, but it also means that she can spot a liar a mile away. These traits are earning her a reputation as a reporter with a keen nose for a good story and a complete understanding of the extreme power of the written word. Lincoln Caldwell, is the hot goalie for the New York Rangers. At twenty-four and a rising star, he works hard and he plays even harder. He’s gorgeous and carefree—the ultimate charmer. Ladies fall at his feet and the single life has never been lived the way Linc Caldwell does it. When Ever publishes an article about Linc containing information that she received off the record, she finds herself on the receiving end of the athelete’s fury. Rather than basking in the glory of exposing Linc as a shameless user of women, she finds herself at his mercy when he demands and receives retribution. Required by her editor to trail Linc for six weeks, Ever is forced to look at the real Linc Caldwell. And she just might find that she has misjudged him.


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Kissing Fire REVIEW & GIVEAWAY


Kissing Fire by A.M. Hargrove
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes&Noble
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 4/15/2013

Preston Mitchell has many secrets. As an undercover DEA agent, he’s lived a
life of danger and obscurity. A relationship was never a consideration...until the lovely
Avery Middleton stumbles into his life.

To the outsider, Avery has it all...wealth, family, connections and a great job. But on the
inside, she’s miserable. With a selfish mother driving her to the brink of insanity, a kooky
neighbor that has zany plans for her to become a sumo wrestler, and a social life that’s
in the toilet, Avery decides her only salvation is to get the hell out of town and start
a new life. So she moves across the country and right into the path of hot and sexy,
Preston.

Unfortunately, Avery ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is now
running for her life. Preston is determined to protect her but she suddenly finds herself
irresistibly captivated by him. There’s only one problem. Preston’s covert missions have
created a load of mental baggage resulting in an impenetrable wall around him that no
one can break through. But Avery rocks Preston’s world because she is nothing like
anyone he’s ever met and something extraordinary begins to develop between them.
Can their love survive in this world, where danger, intrigue and deception lurk on every
corner?



A.M. Hargrove
Author Bio
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life.  So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase.  Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had ├╝ber quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head.  Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window.   She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.
 Boss:  Hello
 A.M.:  Boss, is that you?
 Boss:  Why yes, A. M., who else would be answering my phone?
 A.M.:  Er... right.  Well, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate.
 Boss:  Why ever would I want to do that?
 A.M.:  Because I quit!
 A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.
 A.M.:  Hi hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks?
 Hubs:  Sure... Having some car trouble?
 A.M.:  Not at all.  I don't have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job.
 Hubs:  WHAT?!
 A.M.:  It's time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist.
 So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a young adult paranormal romance author of self-published ebooks.  Her series, The Guardians of Vesturon, centers around a family of six siblings and is a mix of humor, mystery, suspense and of course, love.  Survival and Resurrection are her first and second full length novels in the series and Beginnings is the prequel novella.  Her third installment, Determinant, will be released on June 30, 2012.  (It didn’t happen exactly like that, but you get the idea!)
  

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Review:
All I can say is that I really love this book.  It was very well written and I loved the story line. It has some romance and some suspense in very good amounts that I just couldn't put the book down.

Hargrove had me hooked from the beginning but she definitely reeled me in more when Preston came into the picture. Hargrove definitely did an excellent job with this book.

Avery Middleton just wants to get away from the normal routine that she is used to. So, she moves to another place where she meets Preston Mitchell. What Avery doesn't realize is, she is about to go on the ride of her life. Or the last ride of her life. Because Preston is not exactly as he appears. Will Avery survives this wild ride?

I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it for everyone.


Giveaway:
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5.21.2013

Illicit Love Review



Illicit Love by Jane Lark
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes&Noble
Ellen Harding longs to be free of the life she is trapped in - her husband died at the battle of Waterloo
and her family disowned her and now she lives under the reign of a cruel protector. When her eyes are
drawn to a beautiful man for no other reason than his looks, she imagines escaping her chains for a
night by giving her body to him – to a man of her choosing – even if only to infuriate her captor.
But Edward Marlow is kind and gentle when he touches her and her subconscious whispers that this
man could save her. Yet how can he help her when she has secrets which prevent her ever being free.
She has too many battles to fight.
Edward is restless, lonely and a little angry with his lot in life – it is his only excuse for being drawn to
another man’s mistress. The woman’s dark hair and pale eyes are striking and he cannot take his gaze
off of her while she watches him over the top of a fan with an illicit intent in her eyes. But once he’s
known her he cannot forget her - and once he’s seen how brutal her protector is, how can leave her
with the man? But she will not run anymore than she will speak of her past, so how can he help her…


Jane Lark:
Author Bio
Jane is qualified to the equivalent of a Masters Degree in People Management and is fascinated by the things which craft people's personalities, so she has great fun exploring these through characters. She lives in the United Kingdom near the Regency City of Bath and has just bought her 400 year old dream home. History has always tempted her imagination and she loves researching and also exploring ruins and houses to get ideas. She equally loves a love story.
 
Jane has always aspired to writing a historical novel so when she was thirty she put it on her ‘to do before I am forty’ list. She completed her first novel ten years ago, never sent it anywhere then started the next. She’s not stopped writing since, and escaping into a mental world of fiction is a great painkiller to help fight off her Ankylosing Spondylitis.
 
Jane is a member of RWA, RNA, and the Historical Novel Society.

Review:

So, I really enjoyed this book. It's one of my favorites that I have reviewed. I must admit that I really love historical romances. I could read them all day everyday. I guess it's something about the propriety levels of a society and you learn of a different place and time. It gets me every time.

Anyway, Lark really wrote an amazing story. I fell in love with Edward from the very beginning. He is really like the  knight and shining armor type. He finds himself trying to save Ellen and ends up loving her from their first encounter.
 
Ellen has had her own trials and struggles in life and she doesn't know if she should trust Edward with those challenges. Edward on the other hand does not seem like he is going to give her up too easily. But, will other people and other circumstances tear them apart?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to everyone.


5.20.2013

Review of This Girl by Colleen Hoover

This Girl by Colleen Hoover
Goodreads 
Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from hispoint of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.
Review
I thought it was fabulous for what it was. You have to know going into this book that it is the same story as Slammed so there is no surprises (thankfully Colleen Hoover didn't throw in a whole "and then Will and Lake woke up from their fantasy dreams and kept living their buterflying lives"). I read it about a year after I finished Slammed and I highly recommend waiting if you can! It was awesome for me to get to rediscover the characters in a new way (since it was from a different POV). I thought how Colleen chose to tell the story was an art. It wasn't like reading slammed again which even though Slammed was AMAZING would've gotten kind of boring. She brings the story to life AGAIN and in some ways it feels like Lake and Will are falling in love all over again. You also get a taste of all your favorite parts of Slammed again. I just loved reliving those scenes. I loved the new content you got from This Girl. You get a taste of their honeymoon *wiggles eyebrows* and the epilogue is pretty epic! If you are like me and can't get enough of these characters and rich story, I suggest you finish off the series and read This Girl! It's worth it!

Have you read This Girl?  What did you think?

Reviewed any books lately?  I wanna read them!  Post your links in the comments!

5.18.2013

Off Limits by Sawyer Bennett Tour








Title: Off Limits

Author: Sawyer Bennett

Release date: April 16, 2013

Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC
 
Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours



Buy it here on Amazon 


Book Description:

“There is a vulnerability there, hovering just below the surface. And I want to pick at it until I expose it. Then I want to kiss it."

Two years ago, Emily Burnham, had an epiphany about the shallowness of her life.  And she made it her mission to become a different person…a better woman.  Out from under the controlling thumb of her mother, Emily is tasting the real world for the first time.  And she likes it.
Nixon Caldwell has served his time in the Marine Corps, surviving two brutal tours in Afghanistan. He is back home, surrounded by what he likes best…isolation.  It's certainly the easiest way to avoid confrontation of the consuming guilt that is weighing him down.
When an accident brings Emily and Nix together, he soon learns he is not the master of his own fate. Struggling with his own pain, Nix tries to guard himself against Emily’s charms.  He wants her in his bed, but he doesn’t want her in his heart. 
Having grabbed life by the horns, Emily wants it all.  But is she willing to accept just the small part of himself that Nix is offering?  Can she reach the part of his soul that he has deemed to be Off Limits?
This book is the follow up novel to Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett. It can be read as a stand-alone.


Wow is the first word that comes to mind when I think of this book. I was drawn in from beginning to end. Emily and Nix are two characters that you can't not fall in love with. Emily has always been the "good girl" and always done what her parents told her until she is finally fed up. Nix has a past that haunts him after serving in the war. These two could not be more different from one another but when fate brings them together over and over again I found myself desperate for them to be together. There were twists and turns and surprises and it was an emotional roller coaster. I highly recommend this book and personally think the author handled the topics in a way that further allows the reader to connect with the characters. 




About the Author:
Sawyer Bennett is the pen name for a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.



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