Monday, March 31, 2014

Review of Beautiful Chances (Beautiful #1) by Alicia Rae

Synopsis: After losing her parents and sister in a tragic car accident, Lily distances herself from those still around her. As she solely focuses on her work, she refuses to form any emotional attachments in fear of struggling through another unbearable loss.

…until Kyle enters her life with his possessive and overbearing personality. Instead of running, Lily finds herself drawn to him. Helping her on a path to healing, Kyle stands by her side and lends her his strength.

A bond is formed, but it is tested when the unthinkable happens.

Can taking a chance on love conquer all?

*Book contains mature adult content*

4 Stars

Review: I read some pretty mixed reviews for this book, but I have to say that I liked it. Sure, the main character, Lily, falls into insta-love with Kyle, and she seems to trust him fairly quickly, which is odd since she trusts no one. Other than that, however, if you are looking for a book with two people that have good chemistry and some steamy encounters, then this is a good weekend read.

Lily has had a very rough three years. She experienced a majorly traumatic life event, and she has basically been hiding since then. She has successfully written one book, and she is on her way to finishing the second, when she chances to meet the eyes of a hot guy on the beach one day. Kyle steps in and, while he is possessive and overbearing and dominant, he also seems to be exactly what Lily needs to begin to bring her back to life. He wasn't as dominant as some of my book boyfriends, but, for Lily, he is definitely an alpha male.

Kyle is a successful real estate agent and has also built his own home. I could not tell how old he was versus Lily being in her early 20's, but he was in the Army at some point, so he does seem a little bit further in life and more mature than she is. In many ways, the first book ends with Kyle still being somewhat of a mystery, so I am hopeful that the next book will focus more on him and his past. Based on the references that his family makes, Kyle being interested in Lily and bringing her to meet his family, seems to be out of the norm for him.

Someone else has been watching Lily, too, however, and she begins to get some notes and texts that seem to be threatening. Lily has no clue what they could be about, aside from a random fan-stalker, but then her family reveals something at the end of the book that leaves me guessing. I can't wait to see what happens next for Kyle and Lily. For Lily's sake, I want some good to happen for her.

Jess

Silver Lining Teaser and Giveaway

Amber's life has just made a drastic change.
Craig has been coasting through dating, waiting for a change.
What happens when the two come together?


Giveaway:

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Review of Provoke by Missy Johnson

Synopsis: Mace Jordan was not the type of guy I expected to sweep me off my feet. I knew of the crowd he ran with, and they were bad news. But beyond that tough, biker exterior was a sweetheart, and one that treated me like his princess.I liked being the good girl with the bad boy, but I never expected this. What I saw on his computer…I thought I knew him.

But I was wrong. So wrong…

If there was ever a bad time for me to fall for a chick it was now, but from the moment I saw Leeta, she had me. There was something special about her, and I had to have her. But I also had a job to do, and I couldn’t let her distract me from that. I couldn’t let her discover that side of me either. But she’s not stupid, and I know she’s getting close. God knows what she’ll do if she discovers the truth.

Or what she thinks is the truth.

3.75 Mace-a-licious Stars!

Review: So, every once in a while, my TBR list is swayed by a good cover. This week, that definitely happened with this book. This book was a little different in that, it starts with Leeta and Mace already having gone through some of the rocky beginnings of starting a relationship, and we jump right in to them living it up in the "honeymoon phase". Mace is from a tough family, as his father is in prison, as well as his brother, and his sister has died. Leeta, on the other hand, comes from a military family, and she, herself, is a successful up and coming attorney. One good thing about this book is that Mace and Leeta have good chemistry and some really HOT moments. 

This book goes back and forth between Leeta and Mace's POV, so we begin to see that there is something really big that Mace is keeping from Leeta. You can't quite tell what it is at first, but, due to the nature of his background, you being to suspect that it's not legal. Leeta accidentally stumbles on Mace's secret, and her world is suddenly shattered. And, really, I completely understood why. I would definitely have felt the same way with what she found. This is where I also began to have a difficult time, though, because I felt that some of what Leeta stumbled on was something that would completely turn her away from Mace, yet she sat on it for a little bit. 

Mace realizes pretty quickly that Leeta must know, so he forces her to talk with him about it, and he explains some of what is going on and some of what she saw. I had another moment where I struggled to stick with the story because Leeta went against everything that she believed in, in some ways, to give Mace another chance. Also, considering the main reason that her past relationship ended, combined with what Mace was involved with, it just seemed really unrealistic. Mace was a really hot guy, but I guess I just wondered why Leeta ultimately stayed with him - it seems like it was all about the sex. I felt like they just kept having sex, rather than really talking about things. The end was pretty scary, and I had my moments where I was worried about both Leeta and Mace. I also want to warn people that there is cheating in this story, so please be aware if you do not like that. That did not detract from my rating, but the type of character that Leeta is described to be, and her inconsistent response, did. 

Jess

Blog Tour Kickoff - Silver Lining by E.J. Shortall

Synopsis: Amber Merchant had it all. Living with and engaged to her teenage sweetheart, nice house and job of her dreams.

Not anymore.

Following a devastating revelation from her Fiancé, Amber finds herself single once again and vows to never entrust her heart and soul to another.

After a bad experience on a rare night out to celebrate her newly single life, a chance encounter with a tall, dark and handsome stranger leaves Amber’s head reeling. Intrigued by her draw to him but scared for her heart she flees.

Twenty nine year old Craig Silver has been fighting demons of his own. Intent on a life of meaningless affairs and one night stands, he isn’t prepared for the overwhelming and immediate attraction, and desire to protect the striking blonde on the dance floor.

At first it seems the attraction is mutual… until she runs. Bewildered and frustrated Craig wonders if he will ever see her again.

Sometimes the roads to our future are paved with many trials. Will Amber take the right path and find the silver lining to the happiness she deserves?


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Friday, March 28, 2014

Review of Hometown Star by Joleen James

Synopsis: Television production manager Starlene White has spent her life trying to overcome what she calls her “white trash” childhood. Born to a mother that changed husbands like most people change their toothbrushes, and after having raised her three younger siblings, she’s made a vow to never marry, or have children. For Star, family is overrated—big time.

When Star receives a letter from her childhood nemesis, Cade O’Brien, asking her to come to Alaska to remove her deceased aunt’s possessions from her mobile home, a mobile home that sits on O’Brien land, Star’s first thought is to refuse. Cade made her childhood a living hell. She never understood why he disliked her so much, and the last thing she wants is to comply with his wishes. However, business takes her to Seward when her television show Update This! begins a series of home makeovers, using the homes of single Alaska men. Hoping to kill two birds with one stone, Star heads home.

Cade O’Brien has always wanted a big family. A widower, struggling to raise his three kids while running a bed and breakfast/charter fishing business, he has his hands full. When he sends Star a letter, asking her to empty out her aunt’s place, he’s surprised when she shows up. And he’s even more surprised by the guilt and regret he feels at the way he treated her when they were kids. Cade sets out to make amends with Star.

But old hurts die hard, and Star is slow to warm to Cade, and even slower to warm to his kids. Yet, Cade refuses to give up, especially when he knows in his heart that this hometown girl is the girl of his dreams.

4.25 Second Chance Stars

Review: I can be a little bit of a sucker for second chance stories, especially when it involves childhood bullying turned into teenage lust turned into adult love! This was one of those books that I came across when it was free, but I was kind of in the mood for a sweet story after reading a few heavy things recently, so I gave it a shot.

The writing is done very well, in my opinion. I don't think I caught any errors, which seems to be rare these days, so I like to point that out early on. There was also consistency throughout the story, and the characters stayed true to who they were. We have Starlene, or Star, who had to grow up very fast, as she was the oldest of four girls whose mother was never reliable. The only reliable adult in Star's life was her Aunt Patsy, who lived in Seward, Alaska. Star and her sisters would often visit Patsy, who lived on the O'Brien's land and worked at their Bed and Breakfast.

Along with the O'Brien family came Cade O'Brien. He gave Star a very difficult time, as children, although it was never out of not being attracted to her. I am often very curious about what the motive will be in these bullying turned love stories, and, in this book, I felt that it was actually a very believable plot. Cade was responding to something difficult in his life at that time, but he lets Star know very quickly that he regrets how he treated her. As and adult, he is very attracted to Star and wants to get to know her.

They begin to talk with one another and develop feelings for one another, but Star has many demons from her past that she must fight if she wants to be there for Cade and his three children, as she has sworn off having children after having to raise her three sisters - and take care of her adult mother. The irony in the story is that several women in the book are pregnant and having babies while Star is visiting. It becomes clear to everyone but Star that she does well with children.

Cade and Star have many things to work out in this book - her aversion to family and children, their separate locations, and learning to forgive and forget the past. If you are looking for a sweet story that seems like it could be a somewhat realistic story, which I like occasionally, this is a good one to try out. Did I mention that Cade is a hot, wild, Alaska man? I will let your mind wander from there...

Jess

TBR Recommendation: Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan

I think that this is what I will be reading next. It's the fourth in Mia Sheridan's A Sign of Love Series, but I have read that it can be read as a standalone. I read the first book a few years ago and really enjoyed it, so I'm going to give this one a try! Check it out on Goodreads or Amazon if you want to join me!



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review of The Dark Light of Day by T.M. Frazier

Synopsis: Warning: This is not your typical romance. The story of Abby & Jake contains disturbing situations, graphic violence, sex, rape, strong language, drug use, and all types of abuse.

Abby has been through hell and has survived one of the most brutal childhoods imaginable…barely.

To the outside world she's just a loner with an attitude.

When her grandmother dies in a tragic explosion, Abby is left with questions-and nothing else.

Homeless, sleeping in a junkyard, and on the run from a system that has failed her over and over again, she meets Jake, a tattooed blue-eyed biker with secrets that will rival her own.

Two broken souls that can't be healed. They can't be saved.

Abby & Jake must reveal to one another their most guarded secrets and discover if they can embrace the darkness those secrets hold-and the darkness within themselves.

If they can accept one another for who they really are, they might be able to learn that love isn’t always found in the light.

*stand alone novel, HEA in a twisted kind of way, no cliffhangers, no sequel.

5 Twisty Stars!

Review: Abby's story is heartbreaking. I don't know that there is another story for it. Before being placed with her grandmother, all she ever knew was a mother and father that did not care about her, who mistreated her and let others mistreat her, as well. She had no self-worth, to speak of, and she definitely trusted no one. It was so sad to read about her getting to her grandmother and not even really believing that her grandmother could love her. It took quite a few years for her to even really believe that her grandmother could care about her. Meanwhile, she kept her distance from everyone, physically and mentally. 

Then, the unimaginable happens and Abby's grandmother dies in a horrible explosion, amid many questions and allegations that she was involved in something illegal. Abby has a difficult time believing that her grandmother could have done something wrong, but she has no time to dwell on it, as she is now looking at becoming a ward of the state, which she knows will be the end of her. She knows what happens in the foster care system, so she runs and hides. For a quick place to stay, Abby stays in her grandmother's car, which happens to be in the lot at Jake's father's garage. Jake has just come back into town after being away for several years. 

Jake. Wow. I'm not even sure where to start with him. Jake left town many years ago, due to his father's mental and verbal abuse of him. Jake's family, too, has had it's share of heartbreak, and his father did not deal well with that - blaming Jake. He became an abusive alcoholic, so Jake left. Jake came back to help his dad out, however, when he heard that the business was in trouble. He takes Abby in to give her a place to stay until she is 18 and back on her feet. Jake and Abby begin to grow close, however, as they both see something in the other that was lacking in their lives. They seem to really see one another - even through the darkness that exists within each of them. 

Then, something absolutely horrible and heartbreaking happens to Abby, and she has no one left on her side, except Jake's dad. Jake misunderstands what happened and just disappears for several years while Abby is, again, left to pick up the pieces of her life. When Jake does come back, he must deal with what happened to Abby and learn to forgive himself for his part in it. Then, he takes up for her in the only way that he knows how, which is something that Abby has never had before. As mentioned, there is a HEA, but there are some definitely questionable and illegal things that happen that make Jake an anti-hero - the kind that we all love, despite his darkness.
Jess

Introduction - Candace

Books?  I don’t have time for those!  That was me, about 6 years ago.  2014, I can’t tell you how many books I have read!  I.love.to.read.  I used to make fun of my grandmother and mother because they would share all of their books.  I remember looking at how thick the books were and thinking “how in the world can ANYONE finish a book that big?!”  Now I know.  My husband travels constantly so what better way to abide my time than to read?!  I love our book club, I have got to meet several wonderful girls that share the same interest that I do and we aren’t afraid to do discuss/vent about what we have read. 

1) Favorite book and why? I have too many to choose.  But sticking to my roots, I love all of the Stephanie Plum Series (Janet Evanovich), The Hunger Games, The Twilight Series and of course, the books that have brought our book club together, The Fifty Shades series.
2) Favorite author and why ? I am torn between Abbi Glines and Jettie Woodruff.  I love their style of writing. 
3) Favorite book boyfriend and why? I love them all!  Who wouldn’t want a rich and sexy man?!
4) What female character are you most like and why? I’m not going to compare myself to any of the female characters.  I would say I have a pretty non-screwed up life and I want to keep it that way!!



Candace

Beautiful Failure Teaser and Giveaway


Title: Beautiful Failure
Author: Mariah Cole
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date:December 17, 2013 















Wednesday, March 26, 2014

That's a Lie by Victoria Klahr is LIVE!!

THAT’S A LIE BY VICTORIA KLAHR
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BOOK SYNOPSIS
Seth is back.

When he walked back into my life, it almost felt like the pieces of my broken heart could be fixed. I thought we could go back to being best friends, but then I started to feel what I had been blocking out for years. I tried. Boy, did I try! But once I started to let him in, I wanted nothing more than to cross that line from friendship into something more

Just when I think I can move on and let myself be happy, an ugly reminder from my past comes storming in and threatens to destroy the sliver of hope that's been growing since Seth came back.

Do I even deserve to be loved?

“I’m not asking to fix your heart. I’m not asking to mend you. I love each and every shattered piece of you. I’m asking that you let me love you. Let me love each piece of your broken heart, and I swear to you I will make up for every heartache you have ever experienced.”

I came back for Josie.

I knew I'd have to fight for her, but with the loss of her dad and the truth about what happened with her and Blake, I quickly realized that making her mine was going to be a lot harder than I first thought. The problem is, I can’t pretend like she’s just my best friend. I can’t pretend I don’t want more.

I'm willing to do anything to get her to admit she has the same passionate feelings for me, because I know once she opens up and stops lying to herself, I can show her what it really means to be loved. It's a battle of wills, but my love for her is stronger than her will to stop me.

So I fight for her. I fight because I know she deserves it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Victoria Klahr (pronounced like “Claire”) lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Stephen and Alexis. She loves her chug (Pug/Chihuahua), Bandit, and three year old to pieces. She loves to stay home and take care of them, even if they do drive her insane at times. She is a huge and proud book nerd who looks at her bookshelf in admiration daily. She has her Associate’s degree in Business Administration, but her passion has always been the stories that talk to her in her head. One day she decided to take a chance and let the voices write her story. She has never felt more certain or comfortable about who she is than when she writes.

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THAT’S A PROMISE (BOOK ONE)

THAT’S A LIE (BOOK TWO)

TBR Recommendation: T.M. Frazier

Synopsis: Homeless, hungry and desperate enough to steal, Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from.
A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, pu$y or a combination of all three.

King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go.

WARNING: This book contains graphic violence, consensual and nonconsensual sex, drug use, abuse, and other taboo subjects and adult subject matter.

Stand alone, HEA. BUT a couple of characters from The Dark Light of Day make an appearance...

Need I say more? Do you see this cover? The Dark Light of Day was fantastic. My review for that will follow. Check out both on T.M. Frazier's Goodreads!

The Novel Experience Events - March 28th through March 30th!

Who else is going to this?!?!? We can't wait!! SSBA will be there!


Review of Beautiful Failure by Mariah Cole

Synopsis: **NEW ADULT**
If you're looking for a heartwarming story about a girl who falls deeply in love with a troubled boy who changes her life--a sob story with pretty metaphors and a million ways that'll tell you how "broken" she is, STOP. Don't read another word of this.

I'm not that type of girl.

My name is Emerald Anderson and I'm not going to bullshit you: I flunked out of college after my sophomore year, I've been fired from every job I've ever taken, and I've never had a fully functioning relationship in my life.

I wish I could say that I had a cheerleader in my corner, someone who says, "No, Emerald--You're great and you are good at something!" but I don't. My grandparents are completely oblivious to my life, and my mother's dying words to me were "You're going to end up just like me one day. A beautiful nothing."

She was right.

As I decide to start my life over and take two jobs that will forever change me--one from the inside, and one from the outside, I keep my mother's words close to my heart so I can keep the sexy and mysterious Carter Black away.

He's the first man who's ever pursued me, the first man who seems bent on finding out why I am the way I am, but he's wasting his time.

I'm not broken. I don't need to be fixed. I'm perfectly fine being a beautiful failure...

4.5 Stars


Review: I went into this story thinking that I might not like Emerald. The synopsis made me a little hesitant about her because I thought she might end up being one of those tough, no-nonsense, ball-busting girls that can be hard to connect to, for me. That was soooo not the case. Don't get me wrong, I think Emerald tried to come off as a tough girl that didn't need anybody or anything, but it's because she was sold the wrong story from early on in her life. In fact, the person that she looked up to the most actually ended up hurting her the most, as well, and mainly by being a bad example and giving bad advice - that she didn't even believe in. What the heck am I talking about? Well, read on.

Emerald is raised by her mother, Leah, who is a well known escort in New Jersey. Emerald is raised to believe that a pretty face and a tube of mascara can solve anything. She does not realize how surface this outlook is for a very long time. Even after she goes through a major trauma and her mother is no longer around, she still seems to try to hold onto the rules that her mother taught her and stays completely isolated from everything else in life. Emerald lives with her grandparents, who she has always been estranged from, just until she finishes high school, and then she goes to college. College, and specific people there, are not good to Emerald, however, so she ends up back with her grandparents in Blythe, Alabama. Think Bible belt.

For a time, Emerald just seems to survive through life, and, as the reader, you start to feel really bad for her. Life really does seem to be very hard on her, and she can't catch a break. She gets fired from every job because she is rude and distant, and she just has another drink when she is unhappy about something. But then, a car accident and a judge intervene, and Emerald has to enter an outpatient treatment program. She also has a lot of fines to pay, so she gets somewhat desperate to find another job. Enter The Phoenix. One of Emerald's old co-workers, despite Emerald's rudeness and negativity, reaches out to her and tells her about a job opportunity at The Phoenix. Emerald doesn't know much about it, but she interviews for it and gets it. Around the same time, a pesky old customer, who happens to be SUPER HOT!!!!, keeps coming around trying to get her attention.

Carter Black. Hot. Mysterious. Chivalrous. Stalker? Carter keeps showing up where Emerald is, and he slowly chips away at Emerald's rough exterior. She begins to realize that her mother taught her to never give people a chance and to only rely on herself, yet Emerald begins to see that Leah couldn't even live by those rules, so perhaps, she should try something different. She begins to slowly see things differently, and whereas before, she thought that she was not an alcoholic, she begins to see that she does actually have a problem - or several problems. For me, seeing Emerald's inner growth and her development of inner strength was amazing and unexpected. She began to see that her mother's rules and ways of living were completely wrong, and she needed to put herself out there. When she finally begins doing this, she opens herself up to some new friendships and even a better relationship with her grandparents.

I don't want to give the ending away, but I will say this, Emerald makes a big decision to move forward in her life. She is uncertain of who she is and who she wants in her life. This book ended on a cliffhanger, which I just do not like at all. I can't wait to read the next book, but I absolutely hate cliffhangers. I love books in a series, but I like resolution before the next big thing hits, and with Emerald, there will probably always be another "thing" to hit in her life. If you have a soft spot for someone that is an absolute mess, which they don't see, and you like to see their growth process in dealing with real life situations - get this book! Also...the scenes with Emerald and Carter will blow you away!

Jess

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review of Entice by S.E. Hall

Synopsis: Book Three in the Evolve Series by S.E. Hall, Entice can be read following Emerge, Embrace, and Entangled (novella) or as a standalone.

 Sawyer Beckett does everything full throttle - he's fiercely loyal to his friends, always the life of the party and impossible for the parade of women in and out of his bedroom to forget.

  Surrounded by true love and happily ever afters, Sawyer's not sure if he's enhancing the what-ifs in his head, or if the goddess on stage that night really is worth the search and nagging in his chest.
At the most inopportune moment possible, Emmett Young comes "skipping" back into his life...and for the first time, Sawyer is the one left wanting more. But Emmett can't give her heart; it's already committed - for life.

 The only one strong enough to bring the elusive playboy to his knees is the one he can't have. Luckily, Sawyer Beckett doesn't give up easily.

 4 stars

Review: Oh how I just love Sawyer! A funny playboy who tells it like it is.  He has watched many of his friends fall in love and gives them grief for being whipped until he does the same.

While out for a bachelor party, he sees a goddess on stage.  She dances to his favorite song but Sawyer figures out that it must be her first time stripping.  She seems to have no clue what she is doing and seems so nervous on stage.  However, Sawyer is still captivated by her.  No, not by her performance but by the girl.

Sawyer tries his best to get backstage but isn't able to get back there.  For weeks he looks for the girl trying out every strip joint he can just to find this mystery girl.  It seems as though she has disappeared.  To help keep his mind off her, he tries to lose himself in other women and an occasional bike race.  Then one night, his dream girl shows up while Sawyer is in the middle of some fun and man it's funny!

Bless his heart, he tries again to get to her but fails.  He is miserable.  He makes Laney miserable and Dane hates to Laney up set so Dane sets out to find this girl.  Sawyer is set up by Dane to interview a new waitress and who walks in?  Yep!  The woman Sawyer just cannot forget, Emmett Young.  Things are awkward at first but finally are smooth sailing.  They get to know one another while working together and find that they have great chemistry.

Sawyer really wants to be different with Emmett than he has with any other girl.  There is no pressure for a physical relationship.  They become friends.  Emmett loves Sawyer's friendship and does not want it to become romantic.  She has a secret that she believes will change any interest Sawyer will have.

Will Emmett finally trusts Sawyer enough and tell her secret? Will Sawyer overlook this secret or will he run? Will Sawyer get his woman and happily ever after like his friends or is his destiny to always be a playboy?

What did I love best about this book? It made me laugh out loud. Sawyer is a riot. Hall did a great job in getting into a guys head and the chemistry between Sawyer and Emmett.......WOW!

~ Jade

Beautiful Failure Teaser PLUS Meet Mariah Cole

Emerald's mother provided her with advice on life and men...

Title: Beautiful Failure
Author: Mariah Cole
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date:December 17, 2013 


Starbucks Addict. New Adult author. Dreamer.

Teaser Tuesday: Let Me Go by DC Renee





Title: Let Me Go
Author: DC Renee
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: March 19,2014















Meet Kat....








And Mason...

Monday, March 24, 2014

20 Fun Facts about DC Renee


1. I hate onions, but I love onion flavored things like Funyuns or onion dip.

2. I can’t mix too many veggies together. For example, I love carrots, but I’ll pick them out of a salad. I don’t like lettuce on my tacos or burgers.

3. I love dancing! (Not professionally, although I have taken plenty of classes over the years.) I supposedly bopped my head to the music before I could walk.

4. I go to Zumba & Latin Jam every week.

5. I played the piano until I was in college. I can read music, but I hated to do so, so I used to play everything from memory.

6. I speak Russian fluently, but I read like a first grader. Don’t get me started on spelling.

7. I work at the same company (and same building) as my sister, so I see her every day. We’re really close.

8. My sister and I have a 9 year age difference (and were born 4 days apart). We used to celebrate all our birthdays together. (Ironically, my mom and her sister also have a 9 year difference.)

9. I was born on groundhogs day (2/2). It’s also my aunt’s birthday too.

10. My favorite number is 22 (hmmm…I wonder how I got that). My husband’s favorite number is also 22 because he was born 1/22.

11. My first stories were Days of Our Lives fan fictions. They are still up on the website under my screen name fan22.

12. I got my Bachelors degree and my Masters degree from the University of Southern California. Go Trojans! (My sister also went there and got the same degrees I did – I guess you could say I followed in her footsteps.)

13. My whole family loves watching hockey, so it’s no wonder it’s my favorite sport. I love the Los Angeles Kings! (Root for the home team always!)

14. I love Bon Jovi and have seen him/them in concert 5 times.

15. My favorite rose is Fire on Ice. It’s white on the outside and red inside, so that when it blooms, it looks like red on white.

16. I was on the show The Great Pretenders when I younger. We were put into groups and dressed up and lip-synched songs chosen for us. I played the guitarist for The Go-Go’s singing Our Lips Are Sealed.

17. I love to sketch as a hobby, but I can’t sketch people at all. I usually sketch flowers.

18. I was my sister’s maid-of-honor at the age of 15. I didn’t get to go to her bachelorette party.

19. My favorite color is blue, so much so that my wedding colors were ivory and blue.


20. I’ve been married for 3 years, but been with my hubby for over 8 years.

Beautiful Failure Tour Continued



Title: Beautiful Failure
Author: Mariah Cole
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date:December 17, 2013 
Tour Host: Dreams Come True Promotions