Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Breaking Book News~ VIP by M. Robinson is......

Happy to Announce to Everyone that 

VIP by M. Robinson is now going to be a TRILOGY!! 


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Monday, December 30, 2013

Verna's Top 20 Reads of 2013

So I thought I'd share my top reads of the year with everyone! I have read so many books this year that have been absolutely amazing! Every book I've read I fell in love with. So know this was really hard, but I hope that if there's any you haven't read you'll want to check them out. I am attaching buy links under them :)

1. Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

This is by far one of my all time favorite books. I am completely in love with the whole series. It gave me the incredible Kellan Kyle. Whom everyone knows I'm a bit obsessed with :)

Thoughtless: http://www.amazon.com/Thoughtless-S-C-Stephens/dp/1476717478/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388453759&sr=8-1&keywords=thoughtless
Effortless: http://www.amazon.com/Effortless-S-C-Stephens/dp/1476717486/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388454305&sr=8-2&keywords=thoughtless
Reckless: http://www.amazon.com/Reckless-S-C-Stephens/dp/1476718202/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388454305&sr=8-3&keywords=thoughtless

2. Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

This was one of the most beautfil books I read this year. It's one I will remember always. The one book that ripped me to shreds and left me bawling for days. No joke I cry everytime I think about this book or talk about it.

Taking Chances: http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Chances-Molly-McAdams/dp/006226768X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388454397&sr=8-1&keywords=taking+chances
Stealing Harper: http://www.amazon.com/Stealing-Harper-Molly-McAdams/dp/0062292129/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388454587&sr=8-1&keywords=stealing+harper

3. Nothing Left to Lose by Kristy Moseley

I fell completely in love with this book. It was so beautiful. It was beyond sad and heartbreaking but it also helped the heart to be healed and put back together.

Nothing Left to Lose: http://www.amazon.com/Nothing-Left-Lose-Kirsty-Moseley/dp/1492787701/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388454855&sr=8-1&keywords=nothing+left+to+lose

4. Real by Katy Evans

What can I say, but that you MUST read this book and fall in love with Remington Tate like I did. He is beyond remarkable. 

Real: http://www.amazon.com/Real-REAL-Katy-Evans/dp/1476755590/ref=la_B00CF76TLA_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388455127&sr=1-2
Mine: http://www.amazon.com/Mine-REAL-Katy-Evans/dp/1476755604/ref=la_B00CF76TLA_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388455127&sr=1-3
Remy: http://www.amazon.com/Remy-REAL-Katy-Evans/dp/1476764468/ref=la_B00CF76TLA_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388455127&sr=1-1
Raw: http://www.amazon.com/Raw-REAL-Katy-Evans/dp/1476755612/ref=la_B00CF76TLA_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388455127&sr=1-4
Ripped: http://www.amazon.com/Ripped-REAL-Katy-Evans-ebook/dp/B00EMDPZRO/ref=la_B00CF76TLA_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388455127&sr=1-5

5. Fixed On You by Laurelin Paige

One word for you, Hudson! He made this book soo worth reading. I loved him and everything about him.

Fixed On You:http://www.amazon.com/Fixed-On-You-Trilogy/dp/1492723142/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388455552&sr=8-2&keywords=fixed+on+you
Found In You: http://www.amazon.com/Found-You-Fixed-Volume-2/dp/0615887767/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388455552&sr=8-1&keywords=fixed+on+you

6. Bully by Penelope Douglas

Jared, Jared Jared!! Yep you can say I fell completely in Love with him even though at some points I wanted to hit him, but if I did Id so kiss it and make it better. I loved him and Tate and everything they go through together it just makes the story worth reading!!

Bully: http://www.amazon.com/Bully-A-Fall-Away-Novel/dp/1490559175/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388455769&sr=8-1&keywords=bully
Until You:http://www.amazon.com/Until-You-Fall-Away-Series-ebook/dp/B00H3XQTUW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388455769&sr=8-2&keywords=bully

7. Non Friction by Morgan Parker

What can I say! I love a book that makes me laugh so hard I just about fall over. This book was absolutely WONDERFUL. It was funny and the story within the story is beyond BEAUTIFUL.

Non Friction: http://www.amazon.com/non-friction-Morgan-Parker/dp/0991764811/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388456164&sr=8-1&keywords=non+friction

8. Losing It by Cora Carmack

Who doesn't LOVE Garrick! He's amazing and wonderful and well you will LOVE him.

Losing It: http://www.amazon.com/Losing-It-Cora-Carmack/dp/0062273248/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388456347&sr=8-1&keywords=losing+it
Keeping Her (Losing It Novella): http://www.amazon.com/Keeping-Her-LOSING-IT-Novella/dp/0062299271/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388456347&sr=8-2&keywords=losing+it
Faking It: http://www.amazon.com/Faking-It-Losing-Cora-Carmack/dp/0062273264/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388456347&sr=8-3&keywords=losing+it
Finding It: http://www.amazon.com/Finding-It-Novel-Losing/dp/0062273280/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1388456347&sr=8-5&keywords=losing+it

9. Collide by: Gail McHugh

I can't say enough how much I loved this book. Everytime I think of bottle caps I think of this book and the remarkable Gavin Blake! 

Collide: http://www.amazon.com/Collide-Book-One-Series/dp/1476765340/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388456878&sr=8-1&keywords=collide
Pulse: http://www.amazon.com/Pulse-Book-Two-Collide-Series-ebook/dp/B00ER2WYCY/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1388456878&sr=8-8&keywords=collide

10. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

 I absolutely Loved this book. It was beautiful and I loved following Andrew and Camryn's story! Yes you need to discover the wonderful Andrew Parrish, a great man! 

The Edge of Never: http://www.amazon.com/The-Edge-Never-A-Redmerski/dp/1455548987/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388457096&sr=8-1&keywords=the+edge+of+never
The Edge of Always: http://www.amazon.com/The-Edge-Always-J-Redmerski/dp/1455549002/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388457096&sr=8-2&keywords=the+edge+of+never

11. Fighting Redemption by: Kate McCarthy

I fell completely in love with this book. It was so sad and it had me bawling at times, but that's what I love in a good book. One that makes me feel and this one did.

Fighting Redemption: http://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Redemption-Kate-McCarthy/dp/0987526154/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388457422&sr=8-1&keywords=fighting+redemption

12. The Vitamin D Treatment by Julia Bramer

Let me start by saying you need to read this for one reason! That reason being Jed Carson! I remember him as if I read the book yesterday. It left an imprint on me and I can't never get enough of it.

The Vitamin D Treatment & Side Effects: http://www.amazon.com/The-Vitamin-D-Treatment-Series-ebook/dp/B00FJBIBEC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388457593&sr=8-1&keywords=the+vitamin+d+treatment

13. Learning To Live by R.D. Cole

This was one of my faves too this year. It's inspirational and beautiful. You can't help but fall in love with Jax and  Trudy! 

Learning to Live: http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Live-R-Cole-ebook/dp/B00F3ETP2M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388458183&sr=8-1&keywords=learning+to+live
Learning to Heal: http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Heal-R-D-Cole-ebook/dp/B00HE68JWE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388458327&sr=8-2&keywords=learning+to+live

14. Avoiding Commitment by K.A. Linde

This is one of my addictions. I love and mean love this whole series. Most people think Im crazy, but I am a Jack Fan through and through. I LOVE Jack!!

Avoiding Commitment: http://www.amazon.com/Avoiding-Commitment-K-A-Linde/dp/1478132744/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388458680&sr=8-2&keywords=avoiding+commitment
Avoiding Decisions: http://www.amazon.com/Avoiding-Decisions-K-A-Linde-ebook/dp/B00GRIKMXO/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1388458749&sr=8-6&keywords=avoiding+commitment
Avoiding Responsibility: http://www.amazon.com/Avoiding-Responsibility-Series-Volume/dp/1481060953/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388458749&sr=8-3&keywords=avoiding+commitment
Avoiding Intimacy: http://www.amazon.com/Avoiding-Intimacy-Series-Volume/dp/1482529858/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1388458749&sr=8-5&keywords=avoiding+commitment
Avoiding Temptationhttp://www.amazon.com/Avoiding-Temptation-Volume-K-A-Linde/dp/1494253151/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1388458749&sr=8-8&keywords=avoiding+commitment

15. What's Left of Me by: Amanda Maxlyn

You need to read this. It's such a sweet story and it will bring you to tears and touch your heart. So wonderful.

What's Left of Me: http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Left-Me-Amanda-Maxlyn/dp/1940652073/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388459154&sr=8-1&keywords=what%27s+left+of+me

16. Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Will Cooper ladies! Thats my reason for loving this book. You need to read it. He's a poet and all around one of the best men you will read about!!

Slammed: http://www.amazon.com/Slammed-A-Novel-Colleen-Hoover/dp/1476715904/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388459289&sr=8-2&keywords=slammed
Point of Retreat: http://www.amazon.com/Point-Retreat-A-Novel-Slammed/dp/1476715920/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388459289&sr=8-3&keywords=slammed
This Girl: http://www.amazon.com/This-Girl-A-Novel-Slammed/dp/1476746532/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1388459289&sr=8-4&keywords=slammed

17. Collision Course by S.C. Stephens

I have only a handful of books that I bawled my eyes out through the whole book. This was one of them. It absolutely killed me, but it was a good thing. You so need to check it out.

Collision Course: http://www.amazon.com/Collision-Course-S-C-Stephens/dp/1467943207/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388459491&sr=8-1&keywords=collision+course

18. Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

WOW! That's what comes to mind when I think of this book and the amazing and intense Q Mercer! I fell in LOVE with him and I adored Tess' Strength!!

Tears of Tess:http://www.amazon.com/Tears-Tess-Pepper-Winters/dp/1492103748/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388459661&sr=8-1&keywords=tears+of+tess
Quintesentially Q: http://www.amazon.com/Quintessentially-Monsters-Volume-Pepper-Winters/dp/1492305413/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388459860&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=quintesentially+q

19. Surrender Your Love by JC Reed

I loved this book. I can't express enough how amazing and crazy I am over Jett Mayfield. He's everything you look for in a man you wanna read about. He's handsome, arrogant, and well drives you a little crazy.

Surrender Your Love: http://www.amazon.com/Surrender-Your-Love-J-C-Reed-ebook/dp/B00BTJQZNC/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388460329&sr=1-3&keywords=surrender+your+love
Conquer Your Love: http://www.amazon.com/Conquer-Your-Love-J-C-Reed-ebook/dp/B00D9A2NZ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388460329&sr=1-1&keywords=surrender+your+love
Treasure Your Love: http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Your-Love-J-C-Reed-ebook/dp/B00FVAKOY6/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388460329&sr=1-2&keywords=surrender+your+love

20. Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder

This is an amazing book. You will fall head over heels with Colton. The things that him and Nell go through together to make it through life is so amazing. I loved reading about the two of them and how even though it made no sense to anyone else, them being together made them live and breathe again.

Falling Into You: http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Into-You-Jasinda-Wilder-ebook/dp/B00BUPMC8C/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388460631&sr=1-1&keywords=falling+into+you
Falling Into Us: http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Into-Us-Jasinda-Wilder-ebook/dp/B00DIJMJKO/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388460631&sr=1-3&keywords=falling+into+you

There you have it my 20 top reads from this year. I know some didn't come out this year, but I didnt read them till this year so that counts with me :) Again this was really tough for me. Here are some more of my other faves that you should all consider checking out.

Release Me by J. Kenner
Him by Carey Heywood
Lost & Found by Nicole Williams
Crazy Beautiful Love by JS Cooper
Yearning Devotion & Yearning Absolution by Rachael Orman
Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen
Can't Go Home by Angelisa Stone
Untangle Me by Chelle Bliss
The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan
Rule by Jay Crownover
Connected by Kim Karr
Stripped by Jasinda Wilder
I Love you to Death by Natalise Ward
Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
Crush by Lacey Weatherford
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

Review~ Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters *****

                                                  REVIEW~ *****
This book was absolutely one of the most amazing books I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I couldn’t love it anymore if I tried. I fell completely into the book as soon as it started and the more I read the more into it I got. I couldn’t put it down or turn away for a second it was just that good.

Tess was absolutely one of the strongest women in my book. I loved that she always fought no matter what. She was a survivor and never let the horrible things that were happening to her change her or destroy her. She always held onto the light and didn’t let the darkness take her away. When she got to Q’s mansion I felt horrible for her, but soon felt so happy that she had found someone to save her. A safe place where she could exist and not have to change who she was.

Q. Mercer, WOW, that’s all I can say to start off with. I fell completely in love with him by the end of the story. I mean I LOVE him. He’s like every woman’s fantasy and worst nightmare all in one, but in a good way. I have never been so conflicted with how I feel about a character but in the beginning I didn’t know whether I loved him or hated him. It was such a crazy love/hate relationship I had for him but in the end it was definitely Love that took over. HE was an amazing man. He was strong and protected those he loved so fiercely. Not to mention all the wonderful things he was doing that you soon learn about.

The ending ripped me apart it killed me. But let me say even though that was so it didn’t stay that way. I don’t’ want to give too much away. Just know you NEED to read this book. It was absolutely amazing and wonderful and every other great work you can use to define a book. I am adding this one to my most faves I’ve read this year. Make sure you read this one and discover the dark and incredible Q.

Verna's Top 20 Authors of 2013!!!

So I decided to share my list of authors with you. These are authors whose stories have touched me in some way and made it to where I could NEVER forget what I read or the author. They are all wonderful and amazing and I am so lucky to have discovered their stories this year. They are some of the most inspirational and passionate authors I know and I adore all of them. All of them are also authors I keep up with constantly, I'm always looking forward to their next books. I included their facebook links if you would like to go and follow all of them.

1. S.C. Stephens


2. Jasinda Wilder


3. Penelope Douglas


4. Molly McAdams


5. Jessica Sorensen


6. Abbi Glines


7. Colleen Hoover


8. Rebecca Donovan


9. JA Redmerski


10. Gail McHugh


11. Katy Evans


12. Kim Karr


12. Carey Heywood


13. E.L. James


14. Cora Carmack


15. Lacey Weatherford


16. Morgan Parker


17. JC Reed


18. K.A. Linde


19. Laurelin Paige


20. Maya Banks


This was by far the hardest list I have ever done. There are so many authors that I adore and love to read. Since this is all about authors I love here are some more authors whom I can't help but share with you because each author has a book I completely love. So make sure you check out all of the amazing authors I've shared with you :)

Kylie Scott
Jay Crownover
Colleen Houck
Sylvia Day
Julia Bramer
JS Cooper
Nicole Williams
Alice Clayton
Rebecca Berto
R.D. Cole
Rachael Orman
Natalie Ward
J. Kenner
Emily Snow
Angelisa Stone
Chelle Bliss
Cassandra Clare

Happy Release Day~ Music of the Soul by Katie Ashley

Title: Music of the Soul (Runaway Train #2.5)
Author: Katie Ashley
Published: Dec. 30, 2013

Cover Reveal~ Without A Trace by Laurie White

Magazine journalist Rachel Bennett has a reputation for getting to the heart of a story. However, when her sister disappears and is suspected of embezzling from her employer, the story has suddenly become personal. The last thing Rachel wants right now is the distraction of Sergeant Matt Romero, the detective assigned to the case. She wants a “safe” man…and Matt is anything but that.

Matt accepts the risk that goes with his job. Two years ago, his wife was murdered, a tragedy he blames himself for. He's vowed to protect his family and friends because he doesn't want to go through the pain of loss again. However, the lovely journalist soon begins breaking through the icy wall around his heart.

As Rachel and Matt search for answers in order to find her sister, they uncover a corruption that puts them both in danger – and a passion that puts both their hearts at risk.

When journalist Rachel Bennett’s sister disappears, the story becomes personal. The last thing she wants is the distraction of Sergeant Matt Romero. 

Laurie White is the author of two published novels from
Sweet Cravings Publishing. She loves writing sexy, 

suspenseful stories that feature strong heroines and troubled 

yet honorable heroes. In her other life, Laurie is a veterinary 

technician and proud momma of four cats. She lives in the 

hills of Tennessee.


WITHOUT A TRACE - Coming February 2014 from Sweet 

Cravings Publishing!

TWIST OF FATE - February 2013 from Sweet Cravings 


DESERT HEAT - October 2012 from Sweet Cravings 



Book Blitz & Giveaway~ His Muse by Kemmie Michaels

On vacation in the tropical paradise of St. Lucia...
Martin and Abby never intended to meet anyone while they were away. Circumstance, however, pushes them together in spite of their expectations. With an entire vacation week with nothing to do but spend time together, Martin and Abby forge a connection unlike anything either had felt before. With Abby’s conservative nature and Martin’s refusal to be the player he had once been, the couple keeps themselves physically apart...until they can’t.
They collide into a friction that sparks a blazing need to stay together. Keeping the heat alive from opposite ends of the country, though, may prove too difficult. Distance and circumstance become very ugly words in this couple’s vocabulary.

“Do I get to see what’s under your robe?” He grinned wickedly as he reached for the belt.
She giggled and turned away. “Not yet! I have to finish my wine first. You should have thought of that before you poured me a glass,” she said laughing wickedly at the look on his face.
Martin groaned and dropped his head back on the couch, but then he got an ornery look on his face. He sat up and guzzled the last of his wine. He took her glass from her and tipped back the remainder of hers, too, sounding a refreshed “ahh” through his smile.
“Hey!” she said, laughing with him.
“Ok. Wine’s not an issue,” he grinned at her. “Show me.”
Still laughing a bit, she stood up and walked across the room from him. He stayed in his spot on the couch and waited for her to drop the robe. Like the seductress that she was, she stood there for a long moment, her makeup subtle-sexy and her beautiful auburn hair in a messy, wavy up-sweep.
She did nothing but look at him with heated eyes. She too-slowly reached for the belt and then stopped. She toyed with the ends of the terry-cloth rope that held the fabric closed around her.
“You know you’re killing me over here, right?” he asked, loving her playful side.
“Well, we can’t have that,” she said, pulling the belt loose but leaving the robe firmly closed around her body. “Are you sure you’re ready for this?”
“I did mention the death part, right?” he said, laughing. “I’m more than ready, Abby. Show me.”
“Can’t say I didn’t warn you…” and with that, she opened the robe and let it fall to the floor. Martin gaped at the sight in front of him. Never in his life, ever, had he seen anything so unbelievably sexy as what he saw in front of him in that moment. He must have inadvertently made a deal with the devil in order to have that in the room with him. She was absolutely, sinfully provocative. 
His eyes raked down her body, pausing at every sexy, delicious curve. She wore a deep emerald corset with wickedly erotic black lace trim. The bodice hugged her ribs tightly and tucked her already tiny waist into a perfect hourglass center. The satin flared back out to accent her hips in a way that made him want to worship at her feet.
Then, as if that weren’t enough, the bottom rim of ribbon and lace held black garters that traced sexy lines down to black thigh-highs. Those alluring sheer hose hugged her legs with a lace border that nearly danced around the soft, creamy skin of her thighs. His eyes traveled back up to rest on her full breasts straining against the satin laced up to a bow between them.
The exaggerated curves were even more accented by a wisp of hair that waved down her neck and nestled in her substantial cleavage. He noticed one last detail around her hips. A scant strip of lace served as panties. She obviously put those on over the garters. He could strip them off and leave her in the corset and thigh-highs if he wanted to.
Oh. Sweet. God. He wanted to.
“Damn…” was the only word he could think to say as he walked the length of the room in about four long strides. His hands gripped around her ribs and he could feel the heat of their skin reacting through the satin and ribbings. He jerked her forward that way, her whole body following the constraints of the corset. She fell into him hard and let her hands rest at his chest.
He was no longer laughing with her playfully. Now he was so sexed-out he was ready to throw her down and take her hard. She looked at him with wide, expecting eyes, wanting the same thing. He hoped she was expecting the animal side of him, because that’s exactly where she took him the minute she dropped her robe.
     He grabbed her by the hair as he searched her mouth with his desperate tongue. His other hand gripped at her back, bottom and shoulder with the full strength of his desire. She was the only woman to evoke this kind of passion from deep within, and he couldn’t turn it off. He jerked her hair back again to give himself access to her neck.
Author Bio:
I love a good love story. I reread the first kiss a few times before I read on...even in my own books. That moment gets me every time no matter how often I revisit that beautiful connection. I dive into every story to the point where I have so many fictional boyfriends that I can't keep track of them all.
In the world of reality, I have a loving and tolerant husband who smiles and rolls his eyes every time I tell him about my latest fictional love affair. I have two autistic pre-teen boys who keep me on my toes. I have a psychotic Golden Retriever (I was told those don't exist...) and a cat that rules our house. I used to be the queen. Our regal feline has usurped my throne and demoted me to Prime Minister.
I studied English/Journalism at Miami University in Ohio, have a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Dayton and I spent five years teaching even more personality-rich pre-teens. For some sick reason, I actually enjoyed teaching junior high. Now as a stay-at-home mom, I'm clinging to that status by throwing my hat in the author's ring and hoping I get to keep it there.