Monday, March 28, 2016

FIVE STAR REVIEW: She Dims the Stars by Amber L. Johnson

She Dims the StarsShe Dims the Stars by Amber L. Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amber Johnson writes for me and me alone.

At least that's how I feel when I read her novels.

As a reader, she's never once disappointed me, and I'm always left feeling utterly in love with the characters and world's she creates. There's a sweetness and genuine love wrapped around every word she allows me to read that I've yet to find from another author. Amber is nothing less than magical, and She Dims the Stars is proof. When I didn't think I could love something more than Puddle Jumping, she asked me if I wanted to read this.

My hope is that everyone reads it so they can feel the overwhelming gratitude for Amber L. Johnson that I feel. She has an amazing career ahead of her, and we're all lucky enough to be here to read it.

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FIVE STAR REVIEW: Hush by E.K. Blair

Hush (Black Lotus, #3)Hush by E.K. Blair
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

FIVE STARS.

E.K. Blair is a literary mastermind, and the epic conclusion to the Black Lotus series solidifies her place at the top. Haunting, mysterious, and flat-out incredible, Hush truly delivers, and every reader should expect to feel the same thrilling emotion we all experienced during Bang and Echo. Only better, because all of your questions are finally answered.

As sad as I am to leave these characters behind, I know that EK will continue to write novels that think outside the box. I can't wait.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

She Dims the Stars Cover Reveal



Who is Audrey Byrd?

Ask her ex-best friend, Cline Somers, and he’ll tell you that she’s the girl who inexplicably stopped talking to him when they were fifteen years old, leaving him with nothing but questions and bitterness for the better part of the next six years.

Ask his roommate, Elliot Clark, and he would say that Audrey is the enigmatic girl who randomly showed up outside a window one day and turned his whole world upside down in a matter of moments.

Ask Audrey herself and she’ll tell you that she has no idea who she is, because her entire life is a lie. However, the older she gets the more she needs answers about who she really is.
What she discovers is a tangled web of secrets better left in the dark.

Some truths do more harm than good.

***Recommended for readers 18+ due to sensitive subject matter, language and situations***


*~EXCERPT~*~
It’s started to sprinkle, and we’ve ridden five rides so far, walked the entire length of the fairgrounds, and watched a group of nine year olds tap dance in skirts bigger than my bedroom. The smile on Audrey’s face is enormous, and I can’t stop staring at her.

She’s holding a funnel cake in one hand and a custard in the other while I balance a corn dog and massive soda myself. Cline and September have gotten on the Ferris wheel, and it will be at least another ten minutes before they make it to the top and all the way back around. We head away from the lights and sounds toward the grass and rocks of a field just beyond the parameters of the fairgrounds. There’s a slight breeze as we go to sit, and Audrey’s skirt flies up, making her laugh and attempt to grab it with both of her full hands. She’s unsuccessful and ends up landing on her ass gracelessly, powdered sugar sliding from the plate onto her lap in the process.

“Figures. I’m over here trying to act like a lady, and all the elements are against me.” She shakes her fist at the sky in false anger.

“You don’t have to act like a lady,” I tell her just as I turn to look and see that she’s taken a huge bite out of the funnel cake and has white powder all over her cheeks and under her nose. “I retract that statement. Maybe trying a little bit would be helpful.”

Her laugh causes more powdered sugar to go flying into the air. She passes the food over to me, and we share it until it’s all gone and we’ve cleaned up the best we can, though her red dress has spots that won’t come out without a good washing. The sprinkles of water are doing little to help with the situation. They simply disappear into the fabric as soon as they make contact.

We stare at the lights of the fair beyond us, such a stark contrast to the dark night sky, obliterating any stars that are shining above it. It reminds me of how I feel when I’m around Audrey. How loud and bright and chaotic she can be. How she can swallow the entire environment around her until she’s the only focal point. She could dim even the brightest of stars if she’d just get out of her head.

My attention is back on her as my thoughts turn in my head and I can see her staring back up at me, the flashing lights in the distance reflected in her dark eyes. I lean forward and she doesn’t move, just keeps watching as I advance.

“You want me to kiss you so badly right now,” I say.

Her eyebrows draw together and she snorts, her eyes darting away instead of holding steady with my own. “No, I don’t.”

“Yes, you do. I can see it. But, I’m not going to. Not until you ask me. Because I think that’s a thing for you—asking people to do stuff. Asking for things. So, when you finally decide you’re ready for that kiss, you just let me know.”

She leans back on her elbows and looks up at the sky, her ponytail dragging along the grass as her eyes close and the rain hits her face lightly. 

Nah. You’ll be waiting forever and a day, Elliot. I’m not gonna ask you to kiss me. We should keep it just like this. All this yearning. This build up to nothing. Will they? Won’t they?” Her eyes open and she looks over her shoulder at me, teasing, but her face is serious. “We’re gonna be the greatest love story never told.”


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Monday, February 1, 2016

LOW IS LIVE



"Even after the last word, my pulse raced with uncontrollable motions. Hands down, a MUST-READ book!" - EK Blair, NYT Bestselling Author
"If you love heart stopping romance and want to be swept up in a story with a difference then do not hesitate to pick this one up. These two young lovers were guilty of stealing our heart." - Totally Booked Book Blog
"One of most captivating, engrossing, thrilling, unputdownable reads that I've read in a LONG time! FIVE STARS!" - Maryse's Book Blog
"Wow! Low. Read it. Love it. Savor it. One crazy ride that you won't want to end. So incredible, soperfectly imperfect. Mary hit a home run with this one!" - Schmexy Girl Book Blog
"If you're looking for a fast paced story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, one that will make you think, make you feel, make you fall in love AND is exquisitely written, pick up Low! A 5 star favorite for me!" - Christy Baldwin, GoodreadsTop Reviewer/BookBabes Unite Book Blog
"Low isn't like every other book on the market and that's what I love. I loved that it stays with me. I loved that I could feel the love and chemistry between the characters. I seriously loved everything about thisstory." - Reading is Sexy Book Blog
"Raw, real, gut wrenching and intense, Low by Mary Elizabeth has made me believe in a new kind of happily ever after. 5 stars isn't enough for this book." - Rachel Brookes, Bestselling Author
"Low will go on mylist of top favorite reads!" - United Indie Book Blog
"The novel is punctuated with beautiful moments of tenderness and honesty hidden between scenes of violence and desperation that serve to prove what a gifted storyteller Mary Elizabeth is and will continue to evolve into." - Amber Johnson, Amazon Bestselling Author
"This was a brilliant book that kept me turning those pages well into the night until I finished and when I knew what was coming my heart raced like I was part of the story." - Eye Candy Bookstore
"Low is a wildly unique love story that dares you to lose your heart. It's a heart-pounding action romance that features amazing anti-heros that I highly recommend." -Debra Anastasia, Amazon Bestselling Author
"Low is perfection at its best." - Dani Hart
"Think Romeo and Juliet meets Bonnie and Clyde. Just epic!" -The Real Housewives of Romance Book Blog


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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Even Bloggers and Authors Love


"Even after the last word, my pulse raced with uncontrollable motions. Hands down, a MUST-READ book!" - EK Blair, NYT Bestselling Author
"If you love heart stopping romance and want to be swept up in a story with a difference then do not hesitate to pick this one up. These two young lovers were guilty of stealing our heart." - Totally Booked Book Blog
"One of most captivating, engrossing, thrilling, unputdownable reads that I've read in a LONG time! FIVE STARS!" - Maryse's Book Blog
"Wow! Low. Read it. Love it. Savor it. One crazy ride that you won't want to end. So incredible, soperfectly imperfect. Mary hit a home run with this one!" - Schmexy Girl Book Blog
"If you're looking for a fast paced story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, one that will make you think, make you feel, make you fall in love AND is exquisitely written, pick up Low! A 5 star favorite for me!" - Christy Baldwin, GoodreadsTop Reviewer/BookBabes Unite Book Blog
"Low isn't like every other book on the market and that's what I love. I loved that it stays with me. I loved that I could feel the love and chemistry between the characters. I seriously loved everything about thisstory." - Reading is Sexy Book Blog
"Raw, real, gut wrenching and intense, Low by Mary Elizabeth has made me believe in a new kind of happily ever after. 5 stars isn't enough for this book." - Rachel Brookes, Bestselling Author
"Low will go on mylist of top favorite reads!" - United Indie Book Blog
"The novel is punctuated with beautiful moments of tenderness and honesty hidden between scenes of violence and desperation that serve to prove what a gifted storyteller Mary Elizabeth is and will continue to evolve into." - Amber Johnson, Amazon Bestselling Author
"This was a brilliant book that kept me turning those pages well into the night until I finished and when I knew what was coming my heart raced like I was part of the story." - Eye Candy Bookstore
"Low is a wildly unique love story that dares you to lose your heart. It's a heart-pounding action romance that features amazing anti-heros that I highly recommend." -Debra Anastasia, Amazon Bestselling Author
"Low is perfection at its best." - Dani Hart
"Think Romeo and Juliet meets Bonnie and Clyde. Just epic!" -The Real Housewives of Romance Book Blog

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Monday, January 25, 2016

One Week Until LOW


ONE MORE WEEK!!! 

It’s hard living on the wrong side of the tracks.
Lowen Seely has a criminal record to prove it. Determined not to follow in his father’s footsteps, he fights instinct and tries honesty. But hunger becomes painful, and bills are due. Forced to choose between what is right and wrong, the boy from the hood learns abiding by the rules is nearly impossible when corruption is in your blood.
Falling for an outlaw has changed everything.
Poesy Ashby is the definition of ride or die, even when it means turning her back on freedom. The girl from the suburbs gives conformity the middle finger. Bonnie and Clyde have nothing on her love story.
On the run with consequences in the rearview mirror, Lowen and Poesy accept the truth: they are the bad guys.
But can they get away with their crimes?

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Low by Mary Elizabeth is available for preorder!

Low by Mary Elizabeth is available for preorder! 

"Even after the last word, my pulse raced with uncontrollable emotions. Hands down, a MUST-READ book!" - EK Blair, NYT Bestselling Author

If you’re looking for a fast paced story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, one that will make you think, make you feel, make you fall in love AND is exquisitely written, pick up Low! A 5 star favorite for me!” – Christy Baldwin, Goodreads Top Reviewer/Book Babes Unite Book Blog



Blurb:

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

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

Falling for an outlaw has changed everything.

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

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

But can they get away with their crimes?

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