The Reading Escapade: April Top Reads Giveaway!

30 Apr 2015


Starting from April, we're gonna start launching a montly-end giveaway that showcases some of our top reads for each month and what better way to shout out about some of these awesome reads by giving them away!! Also, we love all our followers and this is us saying thanks! ♥

We're so excited to bring you our Monthly Top Reads giveaway post, so all you need to do to stand a chance to win any of the books above is by joining our Rafflecopter below ;)

For the month of April 2015, we had a tough time picking out our very top reads to give away (trust us we had so many awesome ones this month)! But after much deliberation, we're proud to present you with our final top picks:

Our April Top Picks!

Book Title: Fuel The Fire
Author: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Series: Calloway Sisters #3
Release Date: April 3rd, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Rating: 6 Stars!
Jasmine's Review Link: Click here to read

Book Title: Attraction
Author: Penny Reid
Series: Elements of Chemistry #1
Release Date: April 9th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, College Romance, Humor
Rating: 5 Stars! (from both of us)
Allison's Review Link: Click here to read
Jasmine's Review LinkClick here to read

25151096Book Title: Heat
Author: Penny Reid
Series: Elements of Chemistry #2
Release Date: April 24th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, College Romance, Humor
Rating: 4.5 Stars! (from both of us)
Allison's Review LinkClick here to read
Jasmine's Review LinkClick here to read


Join below to win any of the 3 e-copies of our top read picks PLUS a $5 Amazon gift card!
Giveaway starts on 30th April - 7 May 2015.

ARC Review: Reverence (Excess #2) by Angelica Chase

Book Title: Reverence
Author: Angelica Chase
Series: The Excess Series #2
Release Date: April 27th, 2015
Genres: Romance: Contemporary/Erotica
I was a prick, but I never hurt anyone that didn’t deserve it.
Well … until Nina.
I was a very smart man who made a very bad decision, but the mistakes I was paying for were not just my own.
My behavior toward her, no matter how unforgivable, had always been about protecting her—from me, from my wife, and from the long line of mistakes I would never be able to rectify.
Nina was finally done with me, and I knew it was for the best. I could finally keep her safe from depraved people like me. I needed her as far removed from the situation as possible. I tried to force myself to be content with her decision to move on … until I found out whom she was moving on with.

My unyielding love for a corrupt man might have cost me the affection of someone worthy.
With Aiden, I had finally discovered a version of myself I could tolerate; then he dropped a one word bomb that ruined my new sense of self. Instead of listening to my voice of reason, I blocked it out, until it became a scream that refused to be ignored.
Now, I would give anything to quiet that voice.



Book Review: Diamonds by K.A. Linde

27 Apr 2015

Book Title: Diamonds
Author: K.A. Linde
Series: All that Glitters #1
Release Date: April 19th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Bryna feels his eyes on her.

Hot, seductive, enticing.

He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.

Walking away would be the smart thing to do…

But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…

Find out how Bryna goes from golden girl to gold digger in this tantalizingly scandalous first book to USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.


ARC Review: Kane's Hell by Elizabeth Finn

22 Apr 2015

Book Title: Kane's Hell
Author: Elizabeth Finn
Series: Standalone
Release Date: May 1st, 2015
Genres: Contemporary/Erotica Romance
Kane and Helene were the best of friends until a nightmare devastated them… Hopes were destroyed, dreams shattered, a budding teenage love torn to pieces. Eleven years later their lives are nothing like they once were. Time has changed them … and not for the better.

Helene is smart, driven, and accomplished—her education and achievements a smoke screen hiding the frigid and fragile child wounded long ago.

Kane is equally obsessed with his coping mechanisms—fighting … drinking … screwing … compulsively destroying himself one vice at a time.

When their paths collide again, their past becomes an obstacle no coping mechanism in the world can protect them from. But confronting the past so they can heal in the present is no easy task. Can Kane reach Helene and recapture what used to burn so warmly between them, or will his own self destructive demons pull her into his hell?

A woman determined to look forward. A man always looking back. A love desperate to be restored.

“You’re the brightest, warmest star in my universe. You’ll never be less than everything to me.” 


New Release: Do Not Disturb by Alessandra Torre

Book Title: Do Not Disturb
Author: Alessandra Torre
Series: Deanna Madden #2
Release Date: April 21st, 2015
Genres: Erotica Suspense

Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.

1. Don't leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don't kill anyone.

The rules were simple and I broke them. Now I must face the consequences. Everyone else must face me.


 DND - teaser 2

DND - consequences



A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written nine novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.

Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.

From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.

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ARC Review + Giveaway: Third Debt by Pepper Winters

20 Apr 2015

Book Title: Third Debt
Author: Pepper Winters
Series: Indebted #4
Release Date: April 16th, 2015
Genres: Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
“She healed me. She broke me. I set her free. But we are in this together. We will end this together. The rules of this ancient game can’t be broken.”

Nila Weaver no longer recognises herself. She’s left her lover, her courage, and her promise. Two debts down. Too many to go.

Jethro Hawk no longer recognises himself. He’s embraced what he always ran from, and now faces punishment far greater than he feared.

It’s almost time. It’s demanding to be paid.

The Third Debt will be the ultimate test...



New Excerpt + ARC Giveaway: Under the Influence by LB Simmons

Book Title: Under The Influence
Author: LB Simmons
Series: Standalone
Release Date: May 11th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

I loved you once. A love I thought irrevocable. A love I mistakenly believed could transcend both time and circumstance. Under the influence of my dimwitted, naïve, traitorous heart, I became intoxicated with what I now know was simply a figment of my self-indulgent imagination. So drunk on the feeling, I couldn’t see what was right in front of my face. So foolishly enamored, I blindly followed my heart into the depths of an emotion that would ravage me.

Years later, I know now what I wish I knew then. I am stronger. Smarter. Tougher. I will not allow myself to be broken again.

I loved you.
I raged for you.
I wept for you.
And now, I’m letting you go.

Author’s Note:  Under the Influence is the journey of two childhood friends that spans the course of five pivotal years in their lives. It is a story about their discovery of true friendship as it blossoms into first love, their experience of crucial sacrifice and ultimate betrayal, and their endurance of agonizing heartbreak on the way to finding lasting redemption.


 Daltons POV:

None of them truly know me.
Because the truth is, theres nothing more frightening in my world than those who know youwho really know you. The ones who know your deepest, darkest secrets. The ones who know what youre going to do before you do it. The ones who know not only what buttons to push when they seek your attention, but also the ones that can be used to completely incapacitate you.
They can be your strength.
But they can also be your weakness. 
And just as a chameleon changes color to blend for protection, Ive learned to evolve into the person I need to be in order to survive the situation at hand, all while keeping people at arms length.
Yet sometimes I cant help but wonder what my true colors would have been had I not been subjected to this life. I question what it would be like to just let someone in, to tell them all of your unforgivable truths and discover they still love you in return.
I find myself utterly fascinated, awe-struck even, that there are people actually capable of truly loving someone without wondering when and how they will be betrayed. However, the knowledge of their existence also saddens me because the cold reality is I will never know that type of love. I will never know the freedom to just be with someone, without pretense or fabrication, without the endless lies and untruths.
Maybe thats why I keep holding onto Spencer when I know I shouldnt. When all my instincts scream for me to let her go, to cut those ties and just let her be.
I cant.

Im too selfish.

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L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science.  She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years.  She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.



ARC Review: Say My Name by J. Kenner

19 Apr 2015

Book Title: Say My Name
Author: J Kenner
Series: Stark International Trilogy #1
Release Date: April 7th, 2015
Genres: Erotica Romance
New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner kicks off a smoking hot, emotionally compelling new trilogy that returns to the world of her beloved Stark novels: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. Say My Name features Jackson Steele, a strong-willed man who goes after what he wants, and Sylvia Brooks, a disciplined woman who’s hard to get—and exactly who Jackson needs.

I never let anyone get too close—but he’s the only man who’s ever made me feel alive.

Meeting Jackson Steele was a shock to my senses. Confident and commanding, he could take charge of any room . . . or any woman. And Jackson wanted me. The mere sight of him took my breath away, and his touch made me break all my rules.

Our bond was immediate, our passion untamed. I wanted to surrender completely to his kiss, but I couldn’t risk his knowing the truth about my past. Yet Jackson carried secrets too, and in our desire we found our escape, pushing our boundaries as far as they could go.

Learning to trust is never easy. In my mind, I knew I should run. But in my heart, I never felt a fire this strong—and it could either save me or scorch me forever.

Say My Name is intended for mature audiences.



ARC Review: Opulence by Angelica Chase

17 Apr 2015

Book Title: Opulence
Author: Angelica Chase
Series: The Excess Series #1
Release Date: April 13th, 2015
Genres: Romance: Contemporary/Erotica
When I was twenty-eight years old, I wrote my own winning lottery ticket. A simple idea thrust me onto the fast track to wealth, and into a world I had only ever dreamt about. I submerged myself in the unfamiliar, a life that seemed all too alluring … until it lost its appeal.

I made my fortune, built my castle, and then exiled myself within its comforts once reality set in.

Far too late, I discovered I was drowning in a sea of hungry sharks. Given the choice to sink or swim, I chose the latter … and it cost me everything.

Devin McIntyre, the most dangerous shark of them all, was the last nail in my naïve coffin. His beautiful smile and amazing cock tainted me in ways I could have never imagined.

I craved him. I needed him. I loved him.

Miserable with the outcome of my prosperity, I set out to change what disgusted me most—the first decision being to rid myself of Devin. Little did I know that taking that first step would make me a slave to a man far more tempting … or that my addiction to Devin would threaten to ruin it all.


ARC Review + Giveaway: Only Trick by Jewel E. Ann

15 Apr 2015

Book Title: Only Trick
Author: Jewel E. Ann
Series: Standalone
Release Date: April 13th, 2015
Genres: Romance: Contemporary/Erotica, Humor
“Don’t Look Back in Anger”

In one night, I lost five years of my life. Here’s what I know..
I was homeless.
I’m a recovering drug addict.
My inked skin crawls from lustful eyes.
I have a serious aversion to women.
My gay partner is a home wrecker.
I own a gun and I’m a damn good shot.
I’m a makeup artist, but it’s an insult to my talent.
I’ve never wanted to possess anything except my Ducati … until I met Darby.

Now here’s what I know since that day in the ER when she pieced me back together … nothing—but a few random thoughts.

My new “friend” is distracting, clingy, and obsessed with acronyms, emojis, and phrases like “breakfast soul mates.”

I didn’t want to like her, but she crawled under my skin and swallowed me whole. Now we’re best friends and she’s my new addiction. I'd drink her from a shot glass, snort her up my nose, or inject her into my veins if I could. What I won’t do … is ever tell her that.

She doesn’t know me … I don’t know me. When those missing years come back, I think she will hate me … I think I will hate me.

My parents named me Patrick Roth, and this is my story.



ARC Review + Giveway: Elements of Chemistry: Attraction by Penny Reid

Book Title: Attraction
Author: Penny Reid
Series: Elements of Chemistry #1
Release Date: April 9th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, College Romance, Humor
One week.
Private beach.
Invisible girl.
Jerk-faced bully.

What’s the worst that could happen?

Kaitlyn Parker has no problem being the invisible girl, which is why she finds herself hiding in various cabinets and closets all over her college campus. Despite her best efforts, she can’t escape the notice of Martin Sandeke—bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe’s hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor—who also happens to be Kaitlyn’s chemistry lab partner.

Kaitlyn might be the only girl who isn’t interested in exploiting his stunning rower’s build, chiseled features, and family's billionaire fortune. Kaitlyn wants Martin for his brain, specifically to tabulate findings of trace elements in surface water.

When Kaitlyn saves Martin from a nefarious plot, Martin uses the opportunity to push Kaitlyn out of her comfort zone: spring break, one week, house parties, bathing suits, and suntan lotion. Can she overcome her aversion to being noticed? Will he be able grow beyond his self-centered nature? Or, despite their obvious chemistry, will Martin be the one to drive Kaitlyn into the science cabinet of obscurity for good?


Blog Tour: Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde (Guest Review by Val)

13 Apr 2015

Book Title: Silver Bastard
Author: Joanna Wylde
Series: Silver Valley #1
Release Date: April 7th, 2015
Genres: Motorcycle Club "MC" 
First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward--full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That's when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he'd violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She's been terrified of him ever since, but she's even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from... But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She's living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can't ignore. She has to go back, and there's only one man she can trust to go with her--the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it'll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants...



ARC Review: Shadows & Lies by Eden Butler

Book Title: Shadows & Lies
Author: Eden Butler
Release Date: March 26h, 2015
Series: Shadows #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Mystery
One lie can change your life.

A web of lies can destroy it.

 Neil Ryan was a good Navy SEAL. He was an even better detective, but when an unmarked envelope lands on his desk, long-buried secrets are resurrected and Ryan questions everything he thought he knew about justice, including who killed his mother.

Alex Black is a distraction Ryan doesn’t need—she’s loud, obnoxious and a common thief, but her eyes are haunting, her lips irresistible and Ryan happens to love her filthy mouth.

Alex is also the only one able to help Ryan find the leads he's missing. She's the only one who can lead him to the one person who has the answers he seeks, but following her could cost Ryan everything.

 Secrets get told, lives get wrecked and in every shadow, the truth is hiding.


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