Saturday, July 25, 2015

Common Pregnancy Ailments and Ways to Get Through Them {Guest Post}

Being pregnant to the outside world seems like the most precious occurrence in life. I’m not debating that fact, as there is certainly nothing more special than carrying new life inside of you. However, what I will say is that being pregnant certainly comes with its challenges. And the thing about it is, even if you’ve been pregnant once or twice before, it seems that no pregnancy is the same!

For instance when I was pregnant with my daughter, I didn’t have to deal with any complications. The pregnancy was smooth sailing and she came out within a week or so of the actual due date. However, when I was pregnant with my son… I experienced everything from morning sickness to gestational diabetes, and he actually had the nerve to come out a week after his due date. So how in the world do you prepare?

How can a woman know what to expect during her pregnancy and how to get through it? Luckily, I’ve adapted the motto of preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. With that in mind, take a sneak peak at some of the common pregnancy ailments I encountered and how I got through them without taking too much medication.

Nickelodeon Let’s Learn: Kindness - Now Available on DVD!

Nickelodeon’s newest DVD, Let’s Learn: Kindness sets out to teach some of life’s biggest lessons including good manners and forgiveness. This delightful DVD features six super-polite episodes of Nickelodeon’s popular franchises Wallykazam!, Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Blue’s Clues and Ni Hao, Kai-lan as the characters learn the values of friendship, manners, teamwork and more! With over 140 minutes of social-skills fun plus a bonus educational worksheet for on-the-go learning, Let’s Learn: Kindness is a must-have for every growing and loving child.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Without Restraint by Angela Knight {Book Review}

Without Restraint (Southern Shield #1)
by Angela Knight

Coming August 4, 2015

The first novel in the explosive new Southern Shield series from New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight explores the intoxicating games between a female cop and a Navy SEAL—and the killer instincts of a secret enemy watching every move they make. 

My Obsession by Cassie Ryan {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

My Obsession (Club Desire #1)
by Cassie Ryan

In this erotic story of temptation and total surrender for readers of Sylvia Day and J. Kenner, a powerful master gives his dream girl a new beginning in the dungeons of decadent ecstasy.

Running from a troubled past, Sandra Barry spent years hiding out in New York City’s BDSM scene, finding satisfaction and even a sense of community as a sub at a large dungeon. But when a stalker joins the dungeon posing as a Dom, he crosses her personal boundaries, giving her no choice but to return home to Arizona. Seeking refuge once again in the kink lifestyle, Sandra meets a sexy new Dom whose tutelage drives her wild—although there’s something familiar about him she just can’t place.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Exposing the Heiress by Jennifer Apodaca {ARC Review}

Exposing the Heiress (Once a Marine #3)
by Jennifer Apodaca

Coming August 4, 2015

This Marine will protect her at all costs...

Never Loved by Charlotte Stein {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

Never Loved (Dark Obsession #1)
by Charlotte Stein

Perfect for fans of Abbi Glines, the first novel in the Dark Obsession series tells the story of a beautiful wallflower who falls for a chiseled street fighter—and learns just how dangerous love can be.

Beatrix Becker spent most of her life under the thumb of her controlling, abusive father. And now that she’s free and attending her dream college, she has no idea how to act like the normal crowd: partying, going on dates, even having a conversation. Then she meets Serge Sorensen. Big and surly with a whole host of riotous tattoos, Serge is supposed to scare the hell out of her. But beneath his harsh exterior, Beatrix discovers a kindred spirit who knows what it’s like to be a misfit. Most exhilarating—and terrifying—is what he does for a living: illegal street fighting.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Forward Pass by Desiree Holt {ARC Review}

Forward Pass (Game On #1)
by Desiree Holt

Get Ready to Play Rough

Shay Beckham grew up idolizing her brother’s best friend, star quarterback Joe Reilly. There was no one in their Texas town who had the moves to match Joe on or off the field. Years later, he’s still a player who has what it takes to drive any hot-blooded woman wild. But Shay isn’t a kid with a bad case of hero-worship anymore. She’s grown-up and independent, with her feet on the ground and a serious head on her shoulders. If she could just say the same for Joe.

The Highlander's Bride by Amanda Forester {ARC Review}

The Highlander's Bride (Highland Trouble #1)
by Amanda Forester

Coming September 1, 2015

After years of fighting in France, Sir Gavin Patrick longs for his Scottish home and for an easier life off the battlefield. However, laden with a shipment of orphans, a massive treasure to transport, and Lady Marie Colette—a sharp-tongued French heiress—Gavin realizes that the real battle is only beginning. Colette expects a painless trip as Gavin transports her to her Highland fiancé, but their relationship takes an unexpected turn…

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bind Me Before You Go by Harper Kincaid {Release Day Blitz & Giveaway}

Bind Me Before You Go
by Harper Kincaid

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

His heart is bound tighter than the bondage he craves...

Determined to put her past behind her, Cassidy Peyton moves to the Big Apple. But New York has a few dark secrets of its own, including Serve, an exclusive BDSM club. It's a place she isn't sure she's ready for, until she sees him watching her. Hot. Intent. Knowing. With eyes that leave her stomach tied in knots, because the loneliness he's trying to hide matches her own.

Sinful Intent by Chelle Bliss {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

Sinful Intent (ALFA PI #1)
by Chelle Bliss

The moment I saw her, I wanted her.
I tried to resist her, but Race had other plans.
One night, in a moment of weakness, I gave in to my desires.

I still had a job to do before her world collapsed.
If I failed at finding the person behind the threats, I could lose her forever.

Temptation can be dangerous.

Monday, July 20, 2015

LEGEND by Katy Evans {Cover Reveal}

by Katy Evans

Coming February 9, 2016

Can love really conquer all? – Book 6 in Katy Evan’s breakout New York Times bestselling series that began with REAL.

Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he's known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He's got a personal score to settle with the Underground's one and only Remington "Riptide" Tate.

Take the Fall by Marquita Valentine {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

Take the Fall (Take the Fall #1)
by Marquita Valentine

Fans of Abbi Glines and Katy Evans will adore Take the Fall, the first spinoff novel from Marquita Valentine’s New York Times bestselling Boys of the South series. In this emotional new romance, passions run hot as a rugged, brooding Marine rekindles an old flame. 

As a teenager, Seth O’Connor went to jail for a crime he had nothing to do with. He took the fall to protect the girl he loved, but the cruel realities of prison hardened him. After doing his time, Seth shuts her out and enlists in the Marines—until his grandmother’s funeral forces him to come home and face Rowan Simmons once again. The woman she’s become puts all his high-school memories to shame, and Seth wants her more than ever. Can he be honest about why he denied her for so long?