Friday, September 27, 2013

Feature and Follow Fridays #7 (Sept. 27th)

Feature and Follow Fridays #7

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? 
The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. Click here to read more.

This weeks Activity:

Reading Nook Tour!

I can't give a tour because I don't have a space. :-( But I still wanted to share...

Well I will be honest, being a mom of a 22 year old (still living at home) and a 1 year old (yep you read that correctly) I have no special space to read that I can call my own. I read on my vanpool, while walking between two offices at work, in bathroom or while putting baby to sleep.

My dream is to have my quiet space to read and be surrounded by my books... maybe one day.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Reckless Longing by Gina Robinson

Reckless Longing
by Gina Robinson

 Reckless Longing
 by Gina Robinson


Reckless Longing by Gina Robinson

(Reckless #1)
Publication date: September 23rd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Ellie Martin hates her beautiful, man-crazy mother. Her mother’s wild and wanton behavior has left Ellie with a deep longing. To escape. To belong. To know who her real dad is. To really be loved. Her mother finally crosses a line that sends Ellie running, escaping to college with one, focused goal–to find and confront her bio dad, who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she meets Logan. Hot, charming, and troubled. He turns her world upside down and puts all her plans in jeopardy.

Logan Walker is hiding a shameful and painful secret. One that nearly cost him everything. When he meets the beautiful and mysterious Ellie at a Week of Welcome event, something inside him awakens and he finds himself drawn to her.

But the attraction they both feel for each other is as delicate as the web of secrets they each hide behind. And as the truths are revealed,  their reckless longing may not survive the fallout.


About the Author
Gina Robinson loves humor, romance, suspense, and spies. Not necessarily in that order. Her latest toy is a video spy pen. She plans on putting her engineering degree to good use by building a tasar out of a disposable camera using the instructions and schematics from The Evil Genius series. Fair warning--she hasn't held a soldering iron in quite a few years.

She writes contemporary romance featuring sexy spies and plenty of adventure and humor. The Spy Who Left Me, the first book in her new Agent Ex series, published by St. Martin's Press, is available now. Diamonds Are Truly Forever, the next book in the series, will be released on May 22, 2012.
Her first two novels are published by Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing.

She's also published a humorous women's fiction novel, Pink Slipper. If you like Sophie Kinsella, you'll enjoy Pink Slipper.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Cover Reveal - Caught Up in You by Sophie Swift

The Wait is Over....

Designed by Author

Caught Up in You
by Sophie Swift


Caught Up in You by Sophie Swift
(Smart Girls Finish First #1.5)
Publication date: October 15th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Blake Thomas knows exactly why women want to sleep with him. He’s a sexy, twenty-six-year-old bartender with nothing to lose and confidence to spare.

Then Blake meets twenty-two-year-old Lia Smart, the owner of the restaurant where he’s just been hired. Lia is different from Blake’s usual conquests. She’s beautiful, shy, and guarded, with just a hint of loneliness in her eyes. The only problem is, Lia refuses to see Blake as anything more than just a flirtatious bartender.

But everything changes when Lia’s sexy and assertive older sister, Alex, comes back into town. Alex and Lia have always had a complicated relationship, made even more complicated by the fact that they are clearly in love with the same man. Before long, Blake finds himself the pawn in a high stakes game of forbidden love and dangerous emotions, caught between two sisters who could both easily break his heart.

*Contains adult language and situations*

CAUGHT UP IN YOU is a companion novella to be enjoyed before or after reading OUT FROM UNDER YOU, or as a stand-alone story.

OUT FROM UNDER YOU (Book 1) Purchase Links:

Barnes and Noble
Amazon UK


Sophie Swift is an east coast girl who recently transplanted to Southern California. She writes about sexy boys by day, and dates them by night. Her sizzling, new adult romance, OUT FROM UNDER YOU, the first in a new contemporary series, will be released in August of 2013. She loves books that quicken her pace, music sung by adolescent boys, and cupcakes with too much frosting. Visit her online at:


Xpresso Book Tours will be hosting a Book Blitz, click here if you are interested.

The author, Sophie Swift is doing a GIVEAWAY, Open Internationally.

Good Luck

Friday, September 20, 2013

Book Blitz - Kinetic

Book Blitz for
by S.K. Anthony

Book & Author Details:

Kinetic by S.K. Anthony
Series: The Luminaries, #1
Publication date:  September 2013
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.

Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.

A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything…

S. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Book Blitz - Fractured Legacy

Book Blitz
Fractured Legacy
by Skye Callahan

Book Info

Fractured Legacy by Skye Callahan
(Darkness Bound #1)
Publication date: October 22nd, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Kaylyn Anderson's fascination with abandoned places and dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator. But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is real and pulls away from everyone she trusts. The opportunity to investigate the Teague Hotel--a long-abandoned landmark that has always piqued her curiosity--provides a chance to redeem herself. Unraveling the hotel's secrets won't be easy, but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has been trapped in the building for decades. 

If Kaylyn stands any hope of defeating the spirit, she'll have to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow investigators that she hasn't lost her mind.

Skye Callahan was born and raised in Ohio and has seen enough unbelievable stuff to feed a lifetime of paranormal stories. When not writing or working at the dayjob she hangs out with her ethnomusicologist husband and pet ferrets, reads, and takes long walks through the cemetery. 

Author Grand Prize Giveaway!!
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cover Reveal for One To Hold by Tia Louise

The Wait is Over....

Designed by Mae I Design

One To Hold
by Tia Louise


One to Hold by Tia Louise 

Publication date: October 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, 

WARNING: Sexual content and strong language. For mature readers (18+) only!

Derek Alexander is an ex-Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape a troubled past.

When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their "one week stand" only complicates matters.

Because she'll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he'll do everything he can to hold her.
Tia Louise is a former journalist now writing sexy novels for sexy adults. All of her stories are inspired by real heroes. Have a truffle, darling. Say yes~

Follow Louise on the below social media links for teasers and exclusive excerpts.


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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Book Blitz - Sia by Josh Grayson

Book Blitz of 
SIA by Josh Grayson

  (Taken from Goodreads)
Sia by Josh Grayson 
Publication date: November 20th 2013 
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

 When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.

About the Author Josh Grayson
Josh Grayson was born in Mexico, raised in Massachusetts, and now lives in Martinsville, Virginia. It was his move to the South that stirred his imagination and gave him the courage to start writing. During his free time, Josh enjoys reading, jogging, swimming, and watching YouTube videos.

Josh currently works as a medical driver, shuttling people all over Virginia and North Carolina. He has also worked as a machinist, film sales rep, administrative assistant, and telemarketer (he apologizes if he called you).

Sia is his debut YA novel.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Feature and Follow Fridays #6 (Sept. 13)

Feature and Follow Fridays #6

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? 
The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. Click here to read more.

This week's Feature Question:

It is up to you to do a Kickstarter campaign for your favorite book!!! Who are you casting for the main characters?

Hottie Syreeta's Answer: Well the book would be without a doubt J.R. Ward's Lover Revealed:

As for characters, I would have my casting as:

Butch - Mark Walburg (yum yum)

Marissa - that is a hard one, but when I read her character and after seeing her in twilight , I envision Ashley Green, without wig of course. I think she would make a perfect Marissa.
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Monday, September 9, 2013


The Hardback Book Hotties have the honor of being part of the FIRST ANNUAL BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT TOUR.

To see more spotlighted bloggers, visit Justine from The Closet Library and Jazmen from This Girl Reads A Lot

The Hotties got to meet a wonderful blogger named Elena from  

Elena took time out of her day to allow us to interview her.
(All Book Pictures taken from Goodreads. To learn more click on pictures)

Where were do you call home?

How long have you been blogging
I've been blogging since last November if I remember correctly.Before my blog was in Greek but I kinda stopped blogging for a while and then decided to start posting stuff again!

What is the name of your favorite book?
My favorite one right now is Dare You To By Katie McGarry.But that of course might change in a couple of weeks.

What did you think about the cover?
I love the cover!One of my favorites!

If you could ask the Author 3 questions what would they be?
If there is going to be another book for Beth and Ryan only!What inspired her to write Dare You To and When she started writing!

What was you most favorite character and why?
Beth of course because she's such a strong and amazing character

If this book was part of a series, would you read the next book?
Of course!

Have you written a book yourself or are you planning to in the future?
I always start writing stories and never finish them.I think I might write a book in the future because I love writing and I have so many things I want to write about some day.

What genres do you review?
Mostly Young Adult,Contemporary and New Adult

What genre is your favorite and why?
Lately I love reading New Adult books and seriously?I don't know why.It's not my all time favorite though.And I might change my mind but for now,I'd say that it's my favorite genre.

If you were shipwrecked on a desert island what 3 books would you want with you?
That's a hard one....Let's see. The Darkest Minds By Alexandra Bracken, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden By Jessica Sorensen and Scarlet By A.C. Gaughen.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
I'd love to meet Chloe Neill who wrote The Chicagoland Vampires some day.I love the books and it's one of my favorite series.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover? and why?
I prefer paperbacks because it's not difficult for me to read them.And it's just that I never liked reading hardbacks.Ebooks are convenient as well but it's just not the same as holding a physical book in your hands.

Where do you prefer to buy your books?
I always order my books from the Book Depository because the bookstores where I live don't sell books in English so I'm forced to order them online.

Have you ever read a book more than once? If so which one(s) have you read the most?
The Study Series By Maria V.Snyder, Mockingjay By Suzanne Collins, Vampire Academy By Richelle Mead & City of Bones By Cassandra Clare.

What book(s) would you love to see on film, and who would you cast as your leading characters?
I'd love to see Splintered By A.G Howard made as a movie because it's such an interesting book!I can't choose people  to play the leading characters because I was never good at that so...I'll have to skip that question.

Is there a particular movie or TV series that you preferred over the book version?
No because I always find the books to be more interesting and informative than movies or TV series.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)? 
I'm reading two ebooks right now...Let Me Go By L.L. Akers for a blog tour and Fear of Falling By S.L. Jennings.

What book are you about to start reading?
When I finish though I really want to start Reckless Longing By Gina Robinson

What book do you know that you will never read?
Thirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher.There are more but I own this one...and yes I'm afraid to read it...

Are there any new Authors that have grasped your interest recently and why?
Katja Millay who wrote The Sea of Tranquility.I recently read the book and loved it!

Do you have a favorite book cover? Chose up to 3 if you like.
I love the cover of The Selection and The Elite By Kiera Cass. Hush Hush By Becca Fitzpatrick has an amazing cover too but I'm not a big fan of the series.


How often do you blog?
I'd have to say that I blog three days a week.Maybe more but I always try to post three times.

How many books do you read in a month - roughly?
At least six.If I'm busy or want to take a break from reading I don't read much but if I can't stop reading...well I might read more than six.

Favorite book character or film character crush.  Yes you can pick 2 :)
I love Kaidan from Sweet Evil By Wendy Higgins. He's amazing. And I love Jamie Campbell Bower who plays Jace on TMI movie.

A character you love to hate in what book/TV show or movie.
I hate Morgan from The Chicagoland Vampires By Chloe Neill. At first I really liked the guy but then....he was so annoying.

Where can we STALK you? 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Emblazoned Red Blog Tour & Giveaway

The Emblazoned Red
(Book One in the Trilogy of a Tyrant)
by Dawn McCullough White

Series: Trilogy of the Tyrant
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 30, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1490317171
ISBN-13: 978-1490317175

Book Synopsis

Once, in another world—a dark world, the world of Faetta—there lived paladins and pirates, tyrants and scallywags, vampires and the undead. In this world a revolution is brewing. The royalty of Sieunes are in chains, and those priests and paladins who follow the holy word of the gods are under attack. In the west, the kingdom of Kellerhald receives the fleeing priests in their temples of the paladins of Silvius, god of the Sky. Here, a young woman has just passed her tests to become a paladin. A pirate crew raids along the Azez Sea. An undead creature, wielding great power, roams the graveyard of Yetta. And a lost soul, crying out from beyond the veil, seeks out a pure hearted warrior to hear its plea. Amid the turmoil of the revolution, Ilka’s mettle is tested. Rescued by pirates, she ends up with an unlikely ally: the pirate captain himself. The newly trained paladin finds herself collaborating with the undead, working with a vampire, and worst of all, longing for vengeance against the man who has ignited the revolution in Sieunes: Francois Mond... Death of an Innocent. Rise of a Paladin. Book One in the Trilogy of the Tyrant, a stand-alone series set fifteen years after the Trilogy of Shadows. 

Book Excerpt:
"Beautiful Rhiannon ..." he sighed, and sank his fangs into her neck, pressing her body down onto the pile of dead flowers atop her son's grave. 
He had been following her around the streets of Lockenwood for a good month.  He had begun following the moment he had caught sight of her lithe body and her bright red hair.  Sometimes he'd sit on top of a roof and just watch as she shopped or left work at night.  As he got more daring, he'd slip inside the tavern where she worked, losing himself in the hot, dirty crowd within.  His cold, hard body was shoved along through the crowd: peasants, villains, beggars.  The poor and the evildoers all jam-packed within the smoke-stained tavern.  And there was Rhiannon, fetching swill for each of them.
All of his efforts in the last month were now at their end.  They reached the final climax with her death.
Augustine released her limp form and laid her down to rest with her dead baby, and then he sighed because it had come too soon.  He had been longing to talk to her, that's where this generally went.  He wanted to get to know her a little before her inevitable death.  Wanted to know who she was, what she thought, and what she thought of him.  Perhaps he could've eased her sorrows for a time ... but then, of course, the lust for her blood would've gotten the better of him, and he'd have had to kill her.  But still, this was basically a wasted month.

My Review

I reviewed the Kindle Edition of this book. This book is not a YA book.

As always, lets start with the cover: A young lady reclining on a tree trunk in the forest, clutching what looks like a cloth with red on it. A shield and sword to her side. What does it all mean? What is on the cloth? Whose sword and shield? Then the wording right above her: "Death of an innocent. Rise of a Paladin." Well more questions, whose innocence dies, what is a Paladin? The cover gives just enough to leave you wanting to know, what on earth is going on. 
You meet a woman, a pirate, a vampire and an undead... sounds like the opener to a good story simply because what on earth could these beings have in common? 

The young woman named Ilka, a Paladin whose life changes so quickly it makes your jaw drop. A weathered Pirate who inadvertently comes to her rescue, a vampire who helps her out and death. All these elements made the book interesting and I enjoyed in the book. 

The story line was a great one. I think the problem for me, came to be that the transitioning was a bit off. I was left confused at certain points because of how the author sequenced her events. I did have some disconnect with the vampires character and a little background could have been given, simply because he seemed to be an intricate part of the story, given where the audience meets him in the book.That would honestly be my only complaint. Simply because the story itself has such great potential and left me wanting more. 

Author, McCullough White did a marvelous job introducing the characters and feeling their struggles.  Ilka's struggles really will touch the readers heart, her journey will make the reader want more. The best part was the growth of Ilka's character, she went from a young naive Paladin, to a strong Paladin and woman. 

McCullough White gave you just enough to start all the questions again, who is Francois Mond? Was the rumor Ilka heard true? And I think that book 2 will be fantastic and address the questions as well as open the door to some characters that were introduced later on in the book, that I personally took a liking to and would really love to read and learn more about.

All in all, I would rate this book as a Hot - Page Turner. It kept me interested, the story line was very good and I enjoyed the characters.

About the Author - Picture and Bio Taken from Dawn McCullough White's Website

Dawn McCullough White is known for her strong female protagonists, and gritty dark fantasy.
Ms. McCullough-White has lived the majority of her life in and around Rochester, NY with a brief stint in Tucson, AZ. She is pursuing a degree in psychology at R.I.T. Dawn is a history buff and was a member of the Society of Creative Anachronism for years, active as a heavy weapons fighter. She currently resides with her husband and son in a quaint neighborhood next to an old cemetery.

Dawn McCullough White's Work
Dark Fantasy series the "Trilogy of Shadows":

Cameo the Assassin
Cameo and the Highwayman
Cameo and the Vampire

Dark Fantasy series the "Trilogy of the Tyrant":

The Emblazoned Red

Short stories:

"The Ghastly Bath" The Gate 2: 13 Tales of Isolation and Despair

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