Monday, March 24, 2014

COVER REVEAL! I Belong to You - Inside Out Series - Book 5 by Lisa Renee Jones

I can not express how much I am anticipating Mark & Crystal's story! I have been Team Mark since BEING ME, and I can't wait for him to find his HEA...though he sure is going through hell to get there!  I absolutely love love LOVE their cover.


 
Master...

Being that person, that man, is how I define myself, how I allow the
rest of the world to define me as well. And now, with a terrible loss
shredding me inside out and someone trying to destroy my family to
punish me, control is more important than ever. It is everything. It is
what I need. It is all I need. Or maybe I just need...her.

Pre-order at Amazon - http://amzn.to/O729s4

Will be available at all retailers soon. 
 
 
 


Now optioned to STARZ for cable TV — read about it HERE


ABOUT LISA RENEE JONES
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review: The Expert's Guide to Driving a Man Wild by Jessica Clare

Brenna is a free spirit that doesn't like to own things, as in ANYthing. She has a tendancy of borrowing everyone else's stuff and leaving her desk strewn in a mishmash of her coworkers items. Grant is a control freak and a bit OCD. Brenna's nonchalant attitude drives him nuts. 

When Grant's family comes to town to visit, Brenna finds herself wanting to protect him from his mother's matchmaking. Soon Grant and Brenna find themselves embroiled in a steamy affair. Grant finds he kind of likes "girlfriend"  Brenna. 

Grant takes everything serious, including this new relationship, while Brenna wants no strings attached. The more Grant pushes, the further Brenna runs. Can Grant convince Brenna to be his forever?

*****

I love Jessica Clare's witty writing style and her super sexy characters.  I've been rooting for Grant and Brenna since book 1 in her Bluebonnet series.  They've been constantly antagonizing each other, and I knew once they landed in bed together that their sparks would set the sheets on fire.  

Grant's family's motives were well meaning. They thought that he'd been grieving his wife's death for too long, and it was time for him to move on. Grant just didn't feel that way. He had a lot to work out about her death that they didn't understand. Brenna was the catalyst he needed to get him to feel again.

Brenna had her own issues to conquer. Growing up was difficult for her and it even landed her in a reality TV episode that exposed her family's deep secret.  That secret is a large plot point in this story, but unfortunately I don't think it was ever really resolved.  I thought Grant and her were great together, but they still have things that need to be worked out.

I could only give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it bothered me so much that Brenna's issue with things was swept under the rug.  I don't want to spoil it for anyone, because maybe it wouldn't bother other readers as much as it did me. I'll only say that she teased that Grant needed to see a counselor for his problems, but there was never any mention of her going to therapy for her problem, which would have more of an effect on their lasting relationship than his. 
 
4 Rambling Hearts

Saturday, March 1, 2014

mini-review of HIS SECRETS by Lisa Renee Jones

 An Inside Out story, Chris's POV

In a world where my only escape has been my art, Sara has been the light in my darkness. And there is darkness, the kind of inky black that can bleed from my life to hers.

She doesn't see it. She doesn't understand what I've shown her. And my biggest fear is that soon...she will.
***** 

I loved stepping into Chris's head and getting his perspective of everything!

HIS SECRETS takes place during Chris & Sara's last hours in Paris. For being such a short book, it brings in some mega emotions, as we catch a glimpse of the hold Amber still has over Chris and how Sara and him combat one of his biggest demons.  The fact that Chris is telling the story added a great layer onto an extraordinary series. Fans of the Inside Out series will not be disappointed.


4.5 Rambling Hearts

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Day 8 - This or That with Kallypso Masters: Interview and Giveaway!


Fast, fun facts about Kally!



Beach or Swimming Pool?  Beach (prefer walking on the beach, rather than swimming in the water)



Strawberry or Blueberry? Blueberry (unless it’s a daiquiri)



Handcuffs or Silk Scarf? Oh, both are dangerous to those tender nerves in the wrist, but I’m thinking silk scarf (in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing)



Man in Uniform or Construction Worker? Man in a Uniform! (Puh-leez! Especially military, cop, or fire fighter ones. Altho I once wrote a story about a guy who owned a construction company, but was still very hands-on )



Pepsi or Coke? Diet Coke with Lime! (DCwL is the shorthand used on my Facebook timeline)



Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset



Road Trip or Fly? Road Trip (and scenic routes, not the interstates)



Saver or Spender? Totally a spender. Drives my saver hubby nuts!



Writers Cave or Starbucks? Writer’s Cave (I don’t drive coffee, so rarely even think about going to a Starbucks.)



Pickles or Cucumbers? Pickles—sweet ones! (Oh, and if you missed it, there was an earlier blog post in this tour where I shared important information on having safe sex with veggies! Click HERE to see the post)



Clean shave or 5 o’clock shadow? That’s a little personal—OH! Blush 5 o’clock shadow (or even a full beard, like my hubby’s)



Silence or Noise? Silence if the other option is noise. But nice, soothing music would be lovely.




Free and Almost Free Books Available in the Rescue Me Series



For those new to this series who want a free glimpse into the Rescue Me world, you can get started with the FREE introduction, Masters at Arms. This book introduces six characters who will go on to have happily ever after Romances shared about them. (Adam & Karla, Damián & Savannah, Marc, and in a small part here but with more to come later, Grant.)


But because I won’t want you to stop there, I’ve combined the first two books into one volume to make it easier. You get the first TWO books in the series—Masters at Arms & Nobody’s Angel—for only 99 cents! (Saves $3 off the previously published single, Nobody’s Angel. Nobody’s Angel introduces you to Angelina and shows her exploration into the world of BDSM. But Marc remained so closed off still in this book, I needed to give him time. He’ll reveal himself in the new release Somebody’s Angel, due out by Christmas.

You’ll find buy links to all of my books currently for sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, Kobo, Apple, Smashwords, and CreateSpace (print versions), at my Ahh, Kallypso…the stories you tell blog page. (http://kallypsomasters.blogspot.com/p/books-by-kallypso-masters.htm)

Here are links to the new combo:





(Coming soon to Apple and Libiro)

Kally Loves Having Readers Join Her on this Journey



As those who follow me on Facebook know, I involve readers in the process of writing and story telling, as well. I’ll pose questions to them or post updates as to my progress, thought processes, oh and, yes, the occasional tease. I have a timeline profile (you must send a message along with a friend request to claim one of the remaining 275 spots before Facebook cuts me off!), an author page (https://www.facebook.com/KallypsoMastersAuthorPage) you can follow, and even a series discussion group with 2700+ members there solely there to discuss this series. (To join the discussion group, send a friend request to Karla Montague (https://www.facebook.com/karla.montague.1) Karla will add you to the group. Don’t be upset when she de-friends you after that. She’s strictly there to provide a portal to the group, which is where all the discussion takes place.)

I love meeting readers face to face, too (perhaps too much!). So if you are near any of my appearances (see my Web site http://kallypsomasters.com for a list), stop by and say hello! You don’t have to buy a book—I’m happy to sign swag or e-reader covers or just give hugs and have photos taken!



Giveaway Time! Free eBook & Swag in the Rescue Me Series!

I’m giving away a $5 Gift Card at each stop. Be sure to leave your email in your comment. I am also giving away a grand prize of a $500 Gift Card, be sure to fill out the rafflecopter to enter for that one.

As with all of my giveaways, this is open internationally. And we’ll also send through the mail some cool swag items, including this red Ka-thunk!™ pen, hand fan, a Masters Brat button, and other cool stuff! (I’m not mailing the swag out until my brand-new “Embrace your inner PRINCESS SLUT™” pens arrive, though. It’s a reference to a scene in Nobody’s Perfect.)




Want to know more about Kallypso Masters or her books? You can find Kally online at:






Twitter: @kallypsomasters



Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and happy reading!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Release Day!!!! INFINITE POSSIBILITIES: The Secret Life of Amy Bensen Book 2 by Lisa Renee Jones



I think it's pretty obvious to anyone who's visited my blog, that Lisa Renee Jones is one of my all-time favorite authors. With her new release, INFINITE POSSIBILITIES, readers step back into the Secret Life of Amy Bensen, who we last saw on the run from Liam Stone and unknown enemies at the end of book 1, ESCAPING REALITY. 

INFINITE POSSIBILITIES picks up right where ESCAPING REALITY left off, with Amy once again on the run, only this time she is determined to discover who is threatening her and her life. She is sick of running scared, she needs to know who is responsible for her family's death and why.  

INFINITE POSSIBILITIES took me on one hell of an emotional roller coaster. This series has enthralled me from the start. Liam Stone and Amy Bensen have some pretty phenomenal chemistry sparking between them, but this new installment went beyond the passion and delved deeper into the suspense of Amy's past.  Many times I found myself on the edge of my seat, holding my breath as I turned to page to see what was going to happen next. There was never a dull moment. Amy fights to remember her past and fears there is no future for her or Liam.  She has good cause to worry. There are times when it feels like she loses everything, only to find that there is always hope.  

I think one of the best parts of this whole book is the epilogue. Not because the book is over, but because I know that the series is not, and I'm thrilled with the direction this series is going! This was the last book in Amy's POV. Liam and Amy have found their HEA, but there are still questions waiting to be answered. A new character will have a chance of redemption and a chance to solve the mysteries of the past. I can't wait to learn more about this character!

WARNING: Tissues should be easily accessible, because there are some parts that really tear at the heart.


5 Rambling Hearts