It Will Always Be You by Tina Ness – Blog Tour

Sweet cover, with a  steamy, violent premise in the blurb. That’s what good drama is all about. – Sydney Aaliyah MichelleYou1

It Will Always Be You by Tina Ness (You #1) Publication date: October 26th 2014 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Excerpt:  I’m still reveling in my sweet release when he shifts back. He hovers over me, finding my eyes. “Shh.” He brings a finger to his mouth. “My mind-reading skills are telling me something …” His eyes teasingly shoot open as he pretends to be listening to something. “What was that? You want me to make you squirm some more?”
Could he be any cuter? “Warning. Reading my mind could be detrimental to your health,” I say with weighted breath.
“Shit, woman, just when I think there’s no way I could possibly find you sexier, you open that sweet mouth of yours.” He kisses me hard, eating my mouth like he’s starving and I’m the first taste of food he’s had in weeks.
He enters me with a slow and steady rhythm like he did last time, and I love it. But right now, I want more—I need more. I take a tight grip of his firm ass and drive him into me more forcefully, telling him what I want. I find his eyes, and they’re blazing with an unleashed passion I want him to set free. I still get the sense that he is trying to be gentle, but I want him to know that that is not what I need right now. I need him to take me like he needs me, like he can’t live without me. I have to have this from him right now.

He grabs ahold of my hips, thrusting hard and deep inside me. Our breathing turns to ragged bursts as the sound of flesh against flesh fills the air, a sound I have never respected until now, here with Marshall.
Another orgasm builds in my belly, another sweet release even more intense than the last.
“Marshall,” I cry as he releases inside me and collapses around me, breathing into my hair. I wrap my legs around him, holding him there inside me, a connection I need for just a few more sweet moments.

Synopsis: It Will Always Be You can be read as a stand-alone After surviving four years with a commitment-phobic boyfriend, Elizabeth wants nothing more than to settle down. Too bad the man she desires, Marshall Roderick, leaves her flustered, trembling, and unable to utter a single word when he’s near. Assuming he’s the very definition of a womanizing bachelor, Elizabeth relegates him to fantasyland and makes no move to get to know him. That is, until a chance encounter along the shores of Lake Superior leads to drinks and a steamy romance. Confident, successful, and freakishly handsome, Marshall is everything Elizabeth has been looking for. But when an unthinkable act of violence shakes them both to the core, she discovers that Marshall isn’t as carefree and put-together as he led her to believe. Now it’s up to Marshall and Elizabeth to figure out if their love can heal the scars of the past and turn them into the people they’ve always wanted to be.



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AUTHOR BIO: TinaTina is a contemporary Romance Author from Minnesota where she was born and raised and still resides with her wonderful husband, two girls and two crazy boxer dogs. Tina ran her own photography business for eight years before finally deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author and she hasn’t regretted that decision for a single second since. Tina’s a romance junkie with a love for food, wine, fitness, nutrition, photography, music, boating on Lake Minnetonka, cross-country skiing and anything that inspires her or makes her laugh. Her first novel It Will Always Be You launched on October 26, 2014 and I’m currently working on book two of three of my You Series. Book #1 can be read as a stand-alone however.

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The Hurricane by R.J. Scott – Special Tattoo Thursday Edition

Yummy! Need I say more. Ok, now that I got that out of the way. I am obsessed with tattooed character at the moment. When I had the chance to ask R.J. about O’Connell and his ink, I jumped at the chance. Check out his tattoo story below. -Sydney Aaliyah Michelle


The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott
Publication date: February 16th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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O’Connell’s Tattoo Story:

As any reader will probably guess from the book, I LOVE tattoos. When they are meaningful I think that they can be a really beautiful form of art. That having been said, I don’t have any tattoos. Not a single one. Why? Not because I’m afraid of needles, but because I’m incredibly fickle. What I like one month, I know I’d regret another month. My husband doesn’t have any of these issues. Like O’Connell, he knows what he wants, makes up his mind and goes for it. He recently finished his full sleeve tattoo which goes from his wrist, up and over his shoulder. I watched him for months consider what he’d have, design it out, and then sit for hours in the chair while they painstakingly created this beautiful sleeve.
A sleeve tattoo requires a huge commitment. It’s so prominent and visible, that you need to truly love the design to live with it forever. O’Connell’s sleeve is a celtic design. Being Irish is a really important part of who he is and I think he’s proud to show that part of himself, to literally wear his nationality on his sleeve. When Em first sees it, she doesn’t see the ink as adding an element of intimidation to his demeanour. She sees the beauty in the artwork.
His other tattoo is so much more personal. In the early stages of their friendship, O’Connell reaches a low point. He is struggling not to get dragged down by his past dealings with an alcoholic mother, and his lack of tangible prospects to offer Em. At this point Em grabs a pen and writes a quote across O’Connell’s pectorals.

“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t-
-Jack Dempsey”

She tells him that anyone can be a champion if they can get back up and keep fighting when they’ve hit rock bottom. It’s kind of a revelation to O’Connell that the only way is up. She has given him the hope and drive to lift himself up and try to make something of himself. It’s only fitting then that he captures the memory the only way he knows how, by having the words tattooed exactly where she wrote them.

O’Connell suggests when something meaningful happens that he feels a tattoo coming on. It seems he likes the idea of using his body as a human scrapbook and preserving, by tattoo, the very best of his memories. It’s a pretty good bet then that they’ll be more tattoos to come by the end of the sequel!


Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree.

Through an unlikely friendship with the aging, cantankerous owner of an old boxing gym, Em is thrown into the path of the most dangerous man that she has ever met.

Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell is cut, tattooed and dangerous. He is a lethal weapon with no safety and everyone is waiting for the mis-fire. He’s never been knocked out before, but when he meet Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he’s ever met, she doesn’t want anything from him. Just being around her makes him want to be a better person.
They are polar opposites who were never meant to find each other, but some things are just worth the fight.




Bio PicI was born in Cardiff, South Wales although I left to study law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation I fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later I convinced my crazy, wonderful fire fighter husband to move back to Cardiff with me where we live with our two equally crazy sons. Juggling work, writing and family doesn’t leave a lot of time, but curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate for family movie night is definitely the best part of my week. “The Hurricane” is my debut New Adult Novel.

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Decker, Torey Hope: The Later Years by A.D. Ellis

I love cover reveals, seeing a glimpse into a bright, shiny new story. I’m excited about this story and to see what happens when everyone returns to Torey Hope. A.D.! – Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Decker, Torey Hope: The Later Years

by A.D. Ellis

Check out this fabulous cover by Andrea Michelle from Artistry in Design!

Decker ebook coverDecker will be releasing April 11, 2015!


The boys are back, and Torey Hope is better than ever.

When Decker Morgan returns to Torey Hope, he has no time for love and distractions. Always in control, his loyalties lie with himself and his family. His only interest is putting down roots and expanding his family’s business.

Kate Turner had planned to leave Torey Hope after college, but she found that being there for her family took precedence. When she lands her dream job working for Decker at his family’s business, The Center+, she realizes that Torey Hope is where she’s supposed to be.

When Decker hires Kate she turns his world upside down. She’s brilliant, funny, beautiful, and completely off limits, due to Decker’s self-imposed rules concerning work and family. Kate knows a secret that will make their attraction for one another a little less taboo, but she needs to convince Decker to take a chance.

Decker has to decide if he’ll give in to a forbidden romance or keep his tight control firmly in hand. Kate is possibly his perfect girl, but unexpected chaos and havoc at work threaten to tear her away.

Will he find the courage to let go or will he lose the only girl he’s ever wanted to keep close?

**This is a contemporary romance with suspenseful elements intended for readers age 18+ due to mature language, sexual situations, and violence. While there are no male/male sex scenes in this story, there are some detailed descriptions of male/male relationships.**



Two Truths and a Lie by Ashley Stoyanoff – Book Blitz

I would read this book on the title alone. I love a clever title that captures what the book is all about. – Sydney Aaliyah MichelleTwoTruthsAndALie

Two Truths and a Lie by Ashley Stoyanoff
(PRG Investigations, #1)
Publication date: February 28th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

One year ago, I became a missing person. I left everything behind—family, friends, school. It seemed like a good idea at the time. My only option, really, until I realized running from a police officer isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

It’s been exactly three-hundred and sixty-five days since I left home, but I’m finally ready to take the step I should have taken a year ago. I’m done hiding. I’m done running. I’m going to take my life back.

It was supposed to be easy. A meeting with Jason Pierce, a private investigator, was set up for me. All I had to do was go to him, let him do his thing, and then I could go home, or so I thought.

That is, until I met Jason and things got … complicated.


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AshleyAshley Stoyanoff is an author of paranormal romance books for young adults, including The Soul’s Mark series and the Deadly Trilogy. She lives in Southern Ontario with her husband, Jordan, and two cats: Tanzy and Trinity.

In July 2012, Ashley published her first novel, The Soul’s Mark: FOUND, and shortly thereafter, she was honored with The Royal Dragonfly Book Award for both young adult and newbie fiction categories.

An avid reader, Ashley enjoys anything with a bit of romance and a paranormal twist. When she’s not writing or devouring her latest read, she can be found spending time with her family, watching cheesy chick flicks or buying far too many clothes.

Ashley loves hearing from her readers, so feel free to connect with her online.

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Insecure Writer’s Support Group – Try, Try, Again

I didn’t like the way I did it the first time, so I did it over again. – Sydney Aaliyah Michelle


Another month, another insecurity and another IWSG post. 

Our hosts this month Chemist Ken, Suzanne Sapseed, and Shannon Lawrence. If you get a chance, please show them some support along with all the other members of the support group who you can find, here

I’m starting to feel like everything about this business is trial and error. I try something and if it doesn’t work, I try something else. What works for one author doesn’t necessarily work for me.

I’ve been a published author for ten months now and I have wasted a lot of time, a lot of money and a lot of sleepless nights and  while I have learned a lot. There is still so much I don’t know and it is frustrating.

Don’t get me wrong, I am proud of what I have accomplished and I am incredibly blessed to be a writer. It is my passion. No matter how frustrating it can get at times, I can’t imagine not doing it, but more often than not, I feel like I am just throwing darts at a board praying for something to stick.

Do you ever feel like this? Does this feeling every go away? 

Look forward to hearing everyones thoughts.