EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Withering Hope by Layla Hagen


A standalone romance about a woman on her way to her wedding when the private jet she is on is forced to do an emergency landing, stranding her and the pilot in the middle of the Amazon rainforest where they are then forced to find ways to survive…while inevitably falling for one another. Today, I have an excerpt for you and a chance to win a signed copy of Withering Hope + a $50 Amazon Gift Card… ♥

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | Paperback

This book is currently priced at $0.99.

Aimee’s wedding is supposed to turn out perfect. Her dress, her fiancé and the location—the idyllic holiday ranch in Brazil—are perfect.

But all Aimee’s plans come crashing down when the private jet that’s taking her from the U.S. to the ranch—where her fiancé awaits her—defects mid-flight and the pilot is forced to perform an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

With no way to reach civilisation, being rescued is Aimee and Tristan’s—the pilot—only hope. A slim one that slowly withers away, desperation taking its place. Because death wanders in the jungle under many forms: starvation, diseases. Beasts.

As Aimee and Tristan fight to find ways to survive, they grow closer. Together they discover that facing old, inner agonies carved by painful pasts takes just as much courage, if not even more, than facing the rainforest.

Despite her devotion to her fiancé, Aimee can’t hide her feelings for Tristan—the man for whom she’s slowly becoming everything. You can hide many things in the rainforest. But not lies. Or love.

Withering Hope is the story of a man who desperately needs forgiveness and the woman who brings him hope. It is a story in which hope births wings and blooms into a love that is as beautiful and intense as it is forbidden.


“Just stay with for a little while, please. I need you so much, Aimee.” The sound of my name from his mouth awakens something in me that has me writhing in a blazing torture. It’s doing things to me it shouldn’t do.

“Shh, okay. I’ll stay. I know it helps having someone.”

“Not someone. You. You make the memories bearable, the present better. You have an unbelievably strong will to keep going, even if you don’t know where you’re heading, hoping you’ll find something worthy at the end of the road. You have an inherent ability to pick up the good on the way—those that give you strength, the happy things, like your poems—and you go on. You pass that strength onto others, even if it costs you sleep and peace.

“I used to hate waking up every morning. Now I look forward to every day, even though we’re stuck in this place. Because it means one more day with you.” He caresses my lips with his thumb. I open my mouth, but he shakes his head. “Don’t say anything, please.”

For a long moment, we are silent, our gazes locked. I breathe in his hot breaths, tension crackling in the short distance between our lips. Then he pulls me into a kiss. The touch of his lips on mine electrifies me, shimmer after shimmer coursing through my nerve endings. His tongue takes mine in a primal claim. Icy shivers splinter my skin, and at the same time, fire awakens deep within me. I’ve never been kissed like this. Ferociously, with absolute, desperate need. I try to temper the heated emotions building inside me. I try to remember it’s wrong. But that fleeting thought is drowned by the heat igniting his lips and hands, and I surrender. Tristan deepens the kiss until I’m out of breath. I become aware of his hard chest muscles, of every line and every ridge, as my hands roam wildly with a greed I don’t recognize. His hands graze my body, traveling from my back to my thighs, spreading the fire in my center; I’m convinced it will consume me. With a jolt, he pulls me even closer to him, so I’m all but straddling him. His fingers fumble with my hair, as his blessed mouth cradles mine, coaxing a whimper from me.


Buy book: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | iBooks | Paperback
Connect with author: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
✦ ✦ ✦

To win a signed copy of Withering Hope + a $50 Amazon Gift Card, compliments of the author, please enter below. By entering this giveaway, you are accepting the following Giveaway Conditions. This contest is open internationally.

Enter giveaway here…

✦ ✦ ✦

✦ Don’t want to miss any more posts? Subscribe to this Blog by email… ✦

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: One to Leave by Tia Louise

ONE TO LEAVE_Exc&Gwy_Banner

A former marine, now a solitary cowboy looking for inner peace, and a woman following her heart, One to Leave is the sizzling new book in the One to Hold series by Tia Louise, and it is a story about love at first sight and about taking chances on love. It is a standalone story, but the series is best enjoyed if read in order as all the characters are interconnected. Today, I have a delicious excerpt for you and a giveaway!!! ♥

Some demons can’t be shaken off.

Some wounds won’t heal.

Until a pair of hazel eyes knocks you on your ass, and you realize it’s time to stop running.



“What are you doing?” Stuart’s voice was level, but I could sense a change.

Looking back at him, my braid flipped over my shoulder. “More than one of us can leave.”

With that, I set off toward the cabin. We’d strolled here at a leisurely pace, but I took a fast, determined stride. Minutes later, I was back, pushing through the door and grabbing my bag. When Stuart made me drive over in the truck, I’d been sad because I’d wanted to ride with him again. I wanted my back pressed against his chest, his strong arms around my waist, our hands clasped. We were at the start of this mini-escape, and my brain was full of romantic dreams.

Today, I realized my head was just as hard as his, and I was glad I had a truck to drive back to the ranch. I almost wished I had a plane ticket as well. All of my things were quickly shoved into the duffel I’d brought, and I reached for the door when it opened on its own.

Stuart stood in my way, water dripping from his hair, eyes blazing. “You’re not leaving.”

As angry as I was, my breath still caught at the site of him, towering over me, seeming twice his normal size.

“Yes, I am.” My voice was annoyingly small.

He surveyed me a moment before stepping into the cabin and pulling the door closed behind him with a slam. I was trapped. “Why?”

My brow lined. All the reasons I should go and never look back crowded together in my mind fighting each other to get out. The result was me stuttering. “You… Are you? Seriously…?”

In one quick move, Stuart caught me, pulling my face to his.

[Read more…]

Other books in the series or related posts:

A Jolly Book Junkie’s Christmas Giveaway

‘Tis the season to be jolly…

As another amazing blogging year comes to an end, I have so many things to be grateful for, the most important of them being the amazing community of book junkies that I have had the great privilege of finding. Christmas happens to be my favourite time of the year, because nothing makes me happier than playing Santa! Over the last twelve months, I have collected a large number of signed books, either by attending book signings or through the generosity of some very kind authors, and the time has come for me to GIVE THEM ALL AWAY!!! Fifteen signed book packs by fifteen extraordinary authors, fifteen winners, all in the one giveaway!! The prize packs are…


 All prize packs are as they are shown on the respective graphics. No substitution of titles is available.

✤ ✤ ✤
You have 7 DAYS to play! ♥


* Signed set of 8 titles by R.K. Lilley *
* Signed copy of THE LAW OF MOSES by Amy Harmon *
* Signed set of 2 Jodi Ellen Malpas paperbacks *
* Signed set of 3 Belle Aurora paperbacks *
* Signed copy of BLACK BOX by Cassia Leo (UK/AU Ed.) *
* Signed set of 3 Vi Keeland paperbacks *
* Signed set of 4 Raine Miller paperbacks *
* Signed set of 3 Abbi Glines paperbacks (UK/AU Ed.) *
* Signed copy of THE GAMBLE by Kristen Ashley *
* Signed set of 5 T.J. Hamilton paperbacks *
* Signed copy of MASTER OF THE MOUNTAIN by Cherise Sinclair *
* Signed set of 3 K.A. Tucker paperbacks *
* Signed set of 4 K.M. Golland paperbacks *
* Signed set of 2 Bella Jewel paperbacks *
* Signed set of 2 Karina Halle paperbacks *

* 15 WINNERS *


By entering, you are accepting the following Giveaway Conditions. This contest is open internationally.

Enter giveaway here…

✤ ✤ ✤

✦ Don’t want to miss any more posts? Subscribe to this Blog by email… ✦

EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Poles Apart by Kirsty Moseley

POLES APART_Exc&Gwy_Banner

From the author of one of my favourite books, the heartwarming The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window, comes a New Adult standalone romance between a motorcycle racing hottie and a pole dancer, and today I have a never seen before exclusive excerpt from Carson’s POV and a signed giveaway of Poles Apart… ♥

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback | iBooks

He’s pole position…

Carson Matthews, the hottest driver ever to hit the MotoGP circuit, is living the carefree, celebrity lifestyle. With little to worry about, other than keeping himself top of the leader board, his favourite weekend pastime is visiting a certain blonde at Angels Gentlemen’s Club.

She’s a pole dancer…

Emma Bancroft, a part-time lap dancer, is just trying to make ends meet. Her responsibilities weigh heavily on her, as does the secret she’s kept from everyone for the last two and a half years.

The two of them are poles apart.

[Read more…]

EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

rebecca yarros_Exc&Gwy_Banner

A heart-wrenching story about love and loss, hopes and dreams, family and friendships, and second chances. And today I have for you a never seen before excerpt from Josh’s POV and a signed giveaway!!! This book is a standalone novel, but we are also getting a sequel about a secondary character on 8 Dec 2014. All links below… ♥

[Read more…]

SIGNED GIVEAWAY: Play by Kylie Scott (AU Edition)

“I’m not sure I can stick my dick in a woman who doesn’t know who John Bonham is.”
“Stick your dick in? Did you actually just say that?”
“Make love. I meant make love…of course. I would never just stick my dick in you. I would make mad passionate love to this sweet, sweet body of yours for days, no, weeks. It would be beautiful, pumpkin. There’d be little angels, and birdies, and you know…all just hanging around, watching. Perverts.

There has seriously never been a male character like Mal Ericson, the hilarious but irresistibly sexy Stage Dive drummer. You never know what is going to come out of his filter-free mouth, making Play one of the funniest books I have ever read. A stellar story of opposites attracting, this book will make you laugh, pant, swoon, and today, I get to give away two signed copies of the brand new Australian edition of Play, compliments of the author. ♥

LICK_new play Lead Deep

Lick: My ReviewAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
Play: My ReviewAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
LeadMy Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
DeepAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback (31 Mar 2015)

Connect with Kylie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
✤ ✤ ✤
You have 5 DAYS to… Play! ;)



By entering, you are accepting the following Giveaway Conditions. This contest is open internationally.

Enter giveaway here…

✤ ✤ ✤

✦ Don’t want to miss any more posts? Subscribe to this Blog by email… ✦

Other books in the series or related posts:

EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Work of Art: The Inspiration by Ruth Clampett

WORK OF ART 1_Excerpt

From the author of Animate Me, comes a seductive and mysterious story about a young woman trying to leave a mark on the art scene, and a tortured but very talented artist—Work of Art: The Inspiration. The first book in a brand new trilogy, the next two instalments in the series are expected 6 to 8 weeks apart, the second book coming in late December 2014 and the third one in February 2015. Today, I have for you a wonderful excerpt which not only showcases this author’s fantastic writing style, but also the delicious sexual tension simply dripping from the pages of this book! And a signed giveaway!!! ♥

[Read more…]

SIGNED GIVEAWAY: Nocte by Courtney Cole

“My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. My other half—my twin brother, my Finn—is crazy.”

One of the most mind-blowing books I have read this year, a book unlike any other, a book that if I had to use one word to describe, it would be bewitching, is Nocte by Courtney Cole. It is the story of Calla Price, an 18-year-old girl who suffers a great loss in her young life, and is forced to cope with that trauma, as well as having a twin brother who is her other half, her best friend, but also mentally unstable. Calla falls in love with Dare, a mysterious Englishman, and it is that very love that pulls her away from the tentacles of her own grief. But… that is just the skeleton of the story. The real story is so much more complex, so much more unexpected, and it keeps you guessing until the very last page.

But I am not the only one to feel this way. My Book Junkie group (email me should you wish to join us in our madness!) is just as mind-blown over this story as I have been…

“Mind blowing, ruined everything else for awhile!” -Sue D.

“Stunning!!!!! I couldn’t put it down… What an amazing book… Have no words to describe what I felt through this book!!! WOW!!!” -Daniela P.

“Pure genius never read anything like it before it blew me away!” -Emma P.

“Fairly certain that I’m the one who needs to be medicated at this point. My masochistic heart loves a good cliffhanger and this one gave me just enough to simultaneously stick with me, leave me begging for more, yet willing to wait.” -Sarah G.

“I shall go rock in a corner while I digest everything this book threw at me. My mind is still blown.” -Christy Ann P.

“Love when a book takes you on a ride, an adventure. One you have to go back on after you are finished just to make sure you got it right. One that makes you cry even. This book was an adventure and took me on a ride. Loved it.” -Becky E.

“I knew going in that there’s a secret, but I had no idea. I tried to figure it out but forced myself to fall into their world. I was completely engrossed in the story then shocked when I learned the secret. It’s definitely a book and an ending that sticks with you. You want to digest it and think about it for days after. Absolutely loved it.” -Nikki T.

“So intense and beautifully written! I was hooked and kept anxiously flipping the pages to see what would happen next! This book was amazing and definitely one of my top favorites!” -Jamie C.

“I was enthralled from the beginning and taken on a fascinating literary journey that i won’t soon forget. While I’m left desperate for more, I’ll be singing this authors praises for a job well done.” -Andee C.

“My mind was blown, my heart was crushed, but so glad this story was shared with the world! It was worth all the FEELS!” -Kiki C.

“Unbelievable, couldn’t put it down.” -Phyllis B. G.

My review of Nocte | Read an excerpt from Nocte
Buy Nocte: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

And today, to celebrate this wonderful book, I get to give away a signed copy, compliments of the author!!! ♥ [Read more…]

Other books in the series or related posts:

GIVEAWAY: Signed Set of the Entire Up in the Air Series by R.K. Lilley

Today we are getting Mr. Beautiful, the fourth book in the Up In The Air series, and to celebrate Mr. Cavendish’s arrival, R.K. Lilley is generously giving away a signed set of all four books in the series to one lucky book junkie!!

✤ ✤ ✤

In FlightAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAPaperback
Mile HighAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAPaperback
GroundedAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAPaperback
Mr. BeautifulAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA ⬅︎ NEW RELEASE [Read more…]

EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Burying Water by K.A. Tucker


The first book in a brand new series by K.A. Tucker, a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel that will grab you from the very first page and not let you go until the last word—Burying Water is the tale of a young woman who loses her memory, and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away, and it is an absolute must read! And today I have the great pleasure of sharing with you the Prologue and Chapter One, and to give away a signed copy!!!! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter!! [Read more…]

Other books in the series or related posts:

EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Promise Me This by Christina Lee


A different kind of romance, one where the hero is the ‘boy next door’ and the heroine is the wild one, all tattoos and blue hair—Promise Me This is the passionate new instalment in the Between Breaths series, but it can be read as a standalone. And today, I get to share with you a sizzling new excerpt from this book and to give away a signed copy of another book in the series, Before You Break. Enjoy and don’t forget to enter!! ♥ [Read more…]

Other books in the series or related posts:

SIGNED GIVEAWAY: Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

“I’m fighting the urge to back you up against this wall and f*ck you so hard I’ll have to carry you back to your room.”

An addictive ‘angst-fest’ cover to cover, nothing about this story is what I expected to find, and everything about it has been a wonderful surprise—from the confident prose, to the dynamic characters, Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward is a love story that I immersed myself into fully and wholeheartedly, and loved every single minute of it. And today, to celebrate this wonderful book, I get to give away three signed copies, compliments of the author. ♥ [Read more…]

EXCLUSIVE BONUS SCENE & GIVEAWAY: Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

BL_Alessandra Torre_Exc Bonus Scene

One of the most mind-blowing books I have ever read, a book that simply left me speechless and desperate to tell everyone about it all at the same time, is Black Lies by Alessandra Torre. Faultlessly written, impeccably mapped out, this extraordinary book shows us how far a person is prepared to go for true love, how many sacrifices they are willing to make, and how far they would derail from their own moral compass just to make sure they never lose that unique love. A story of pure genius, it is absolutely no wonder that it has made the New York Times Best Seller list three weeks in a row!! So, to celebrate this epic achievement, Alessandra Torre has graciously agreed to write us an extended ending, to thank her fans for loving Layana, Brant and Lee as much as she does! Enjoy!! ♥ [Read more…]

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh


All the sexy librarian thought she was signing up for was a one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, but that is not what he ever had in mind… From the best selling author Nalini Singh comes a hot and emotional rock star book, her first full-length contemporary novel, Rock Addiction. Over the next six days, leading up to its release on 9 September 2014, together with some awesome Blogs, we are revealing a never-seen-before excerpt and, today, I have the first part of the excerpt for you!!!! But there is also a little giveaway—three eBooks of this very sexy rocker romance!! ♥

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…


Back arching, she came in a shocked spasm that left her melted and ready in his arms. He kept his hand where it was, pressed his body close to kiss her again. Seduce her. That orgasm had been beautiful, but he knew she had more inside her, his sexy little librarian. And he intended to see it, coax it out of her.

His cock throbbed.

Gritting his teeth, he reined in the driving need to pound into her. That would come. Right now Molly was back with him, that first short, sharp orgasm having left her ripe for another, this one darker, deeper, tighter. Her body twisted on his, her nipples pebbled points he fully intended to bite.

The wet sound of his fingers plunging into her body, the scent of desire thick in the air, her muscles clasping him with a sensual greed he fully intended to feed. “Don’t you come again, Molly,” he warned, sliding his fingers out of her, to her moan. “I want to feel you squeezing my cock this time, not my fingers.”

Lace tore, her panties in shreds in two short seconds.

“Open your eyes.” Holding the eye contact when she obeyed the harsh order, the possessive drive inside him a primitive thing, he luxuriated in the way she dug her fingers into the heavy muscle of his shoulders as he circled the broad head of his cock against the nerve-laced skin at her entrance.

A soft, feminine sound, her body going taut as a drum, her skin flushed a luscious pink. “I can’t—”

That was when Fox tightened his hold in her hair, his other hand gripping the softness of her hip, and pushed in an inch. Molly stiffened, her body rippling around him in a way that had nothing to do with pain. Growling in his throat, he kissed her again. “Don’t.

“Now,” she whispered. “Before I—”

He was buried in her the next instant.

Molly cried out into his mouth as he fought for control. Kissing her with every ounce of skill at his disposal—and yeah, he had a lot of skill—he licked his tongue against hers, stroked and sucked until she shifted restlessly.

He clenched his jaw so hard he could hear his bones grinding against each other. No way in hell was he going to last much longer. “Does it hurt?” She was stretched tight around his thickness.

A shake of her head, her fingers curling in his hair as she asked for another kiss with a sweet, hot brush of her lips against his. Willing to give her anything she wanted, he opened his mouth over hers at the same time that he began to move. Slowly. It took furious self-control.

Molly began to move with him on his fourth stroke, impatient and needy. “Fox.”

Thank God. Shifting both hands to her hips at that broken cry, her head falling back to expose the delicious line of her throat, Fox pounded into her, deep and relentless and ruthlessly fast, his chest rubbing against her nipples with every movement.

Wanting more, wanting her, he curved his hand around her throat and drew her down to his mouth. His ring pressed into the softness of her lower lip, his chest crushed her breasts, but she held on tighter instead of pushing him away, her pleasure-swollen tissues providing erotic friction against the aching hardness of his cock. “Wet and tight and so good.” The words came out a growl. “I might just f*ck you forever, Molly.”

She orgasmed on a gasp, her body gripping him with such feminine strength he was the one who felt taken, possessed, owned. Sliding his hold to her jaw, he kissed her throughout her pleasure, and then he pinned her to the wall and took his own.


Buy book: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
✤ ✤ ✤

To read the rest of this excerpt, check these Blogs on the following days:

3 September – Natasha is a Book Junkie
4 September – Vilma’s Book Blog
5 September – Dear Author
6 September – Smexy Books
7 September – Heroes & Heartbreakers
8 September – The Rock Stars of Romance

✤ ✤ ✤
The Giveaway

To win one of three eBooks of Rock Addiction, please enter below. By entering, you are accepting the following Giveaway Conditions. This contest is open internationally.

Enter giveaway here…

The Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series, Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a hot and wickedly tempting rock star. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Once Rock Addiction is out, swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the book.

Connect with Nalini: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
✤ ✤ ✤

✦ Don’t want to miss any more posts? Subscribe to this Blog by email… ✦

Other books in the series or related posts:

SIGNED GIVEAWAY: Play by Kylie Scott

“Whatever you’re imagining, it’s bigger.”
“I’m not imagining anything.”
“I’m serious. It’s basically a monster. I cannot control it.”
“You’re pretty much going to need a whip and chair to tame it, Anne.”

There has seriously never been a male character like Mal Ericson, the hilarious but oh-so sexy Stage Dive drummer. His filter-free mouth is single-handedly responsible for Play being one of the funniest books I have ever read. A stellar story of opposites attracting, this book will make you laugh, pant, swoon, and perhaps even stalk Kylie Scott in the hopes of finding out whether Mal truly exists! And today, I get to give away two signed copies of Mal… I mean, Play, compliments of the author. ♥

LICK_new play Lead Deep

Lick: My ReviewAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
Play: My ReviewAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
LeadMy Review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback
DeepAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Paperback

Connect with Kylie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
✤ ✤ ✤
You have 5 DAYS to… Play! ;)



By entering, you are accepting the following Giveaway Conditions. This contest is open internationally.

Enter giveaway here…

✤ ✤ ✤

✦ Don’t want to miss any more posts? Subscribe to this Blog by email… ✦

Other books in the series or related posts: