*~Spring Fling Blog Hop Day 3~* Meet My Family’s Heart & Check Out The Giveaways** Hosted by Love, Lust & Lipstick Stains

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Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop – Day 2! Over fifty authors and bloggers have joined together to bring you some amazing posts, great giveaways and lots of fun! Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter to win a Kindle tablet, gift cards, paperbacks and swag and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.

I am also doing my own personal giveaway – please share in the comment section what is special about spring for you and make sure to leave your email address so I can enter you into the drawing to win an ebook of your choice from Samantha Holt’s collection – GO HERE to check out all her amazing books. One person will win 1 copy of any one of her books.

It is day 3 – nice sunny warm Florida here (well everywhere buy my office that my friends is like the frozen tundra – I kid you not – I have on a sweater & wrapped in a blanket and have a space heater) laugh go ahead but its cold in here LOL. Anyway I hope you are enjoying this spring fling blog hop make sure to check out all the great blogs that are entered – many of them have their own giveaways on top of the hop giveaway. (4-23-14 trk)

I never know what to write on these things lol so how about just a little bit about My Family’s Heart how it came to be and what I have to offer. My Family’s Heart actually started out as a Genealogy website (My Family’s Heart Genealogy). My beautiful mother Ruth and I worked on our family history for close to 15 years together. I built and maintained the website and we spent countless hours tracing all our different lines, visiting libraries, going to cemeteries, writing people around the country, meeting great people along the way.

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When my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and began her battle, the chemo and radiation treatments became to much for her and between taking care of my mom, and helping my dad genealogy went to the side. My mother fought for 7 long hard months against a cancer that wouldn’t quit and just moved from one area of her frail body to another. Finally God called her home and it was time for me to then take care of my kids and help them through the grieving process as well as my dad. Genealogy continued to stay on the sidelines.

Its been 9 years since I have touched anything of genealogy. I miss it every day but when I look at the books, or the website the memories come back and even after 9 years its still to raw and too hard to pick them up and try to forge on.

I had always loved to read, and one day, a year ago, I read a book and went to Amazon to see if there was more in the story line (I didn’t realize at that time they were called series lol I was book illiterate) I found the book and noticed the link about reviews so went and read some of them and thought oh wow you know I should leave my thoughts. So I did. That book was called “All For One” by author Ryne Douglas Pearson & you can read my very first review here.

Then I came across someones review that had a link to their blog so I clicked on it and said hey I could do that. So I thought about a name that I could use and it wasn’t hard, in memory of my mom I used “My Family’s Heart and added Book Reviews to it. And thus My Family’s Heart Book Reviews was born. It was a slow go I read a lot, started posting more reviews on Amazon. My posts were not the best or the fanciest when I first started and I didn’t put the reviews on here – I put them on Amazon and linked to them. But the more I reviewed and the more blogs I visited the more I wanted my blog to be eye catching, my reviews to be good and to be noticed – lol who doesn’t want that.

Then I met the always wonderful Mel from Girls Heart Book Tours and I was off and at em. I was signing up to do her reviews, her tours and reading like it was going out of style. I met so many amazing authors along the way, Samantha Holt, Kristen Day, Cambria Hebert, Stephen England, Ruthi Kight, K. Anne Raine, Dawn Robertson, & Rene Folsom, just to name a few.

One day my daughter came home from school and said “Mom I want to play fast pitch travel softball” and mom was like “how much is this going to cost me” lol. And thus the idea of starting my own tour organization company. With the help of two amazing authors who pushed me & encouraged me to go for it (Thank you Samantha & Ruthi) My Family’s Heart Book Reviews & Tours was started. It was a very slow go at first – and there were days I got discouraged but Samantha and Ruthi always talked me back up. And slowly authors started booking tours. I have several who have used me multiple times and it really is one of the best feelings when an author returns to use your services again, when they refer another author to you – it makes you feel like all the hard work, the countless hours, the sleepless nights are very worth it.

I am sure many of you noticed My Family’s Heart Book Reviews & Tours underwent a bit of a face lift a little over a month ago. For my 1 year anniversary I decided a new logo and look was needed. And so my awesome graphics artist (and super awesome author friend lol) went to work creating my lovely new banner and my side buttons to help make My Family’s Heart look absolutely amazing. I don’t know what I would do without her amazing talents.

And now My Family’s Heart is out there kicking it with the rest of the book organizers in the sand box and having a blast – I love each and every author I have met – I strive to offer the best services to each author that books a tour. It is my goal to blast your book to the world while you sit back, pour yourself a glass of wine (or whatever your favorite drink is) and watch the awesome reviews, and beautiful blog stops that feature your latest book.

Thank you to each one who has helped me get where I am today – I will always be grateful. And a big thank you to Samantha, Trista & Bridgette for the constant support you give me – your friendship has been so wonderful and blessed. :) <3

 

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“I’m more than willing to fall on the grenade here & let you use my body” ~Book Blitz~ Unsurpassed (No Rivals) by author Charity Parkerson

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TITLE – Unsurpassed
SERIES – No Rival
AUTHOR – Charity Parkerson
GENRE – Erotica
PUBLICATION DATE – 04/16/2014
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 100/ 30,000
PUBLISHER Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc.
COVER ARTIST – Publisher

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Book 1 in the No Rival series

Aubree is infatuated with two men, Max and Ryan. The two former Marines have been her close friends ever since she made her first misguided attempt at joining their kickboxing classes. When the pair invites her to join them at a weekend party thrown by Drew, a famous MMA champion, she has no idea what they have in mind. After spending one hot ménage night with the pair, Aubree learns the men’s intentions are not all about her. Feeling betrayed, Aubree turns to Drew who is also tugging at her heart. She must choose between the two men who have been the center of her fantasies, and the one man who could make all her dreams come true.

 

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Inside Scoop: This sexy tale includes a ménage and male/male encounters that may leave you wishing for an alpha male fighter of your own.

A Romantica contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave Publishing

 

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Leaning against the cool wood of the hotel room door, she met his stare trying hard not to smile like an idiot.

“This was fun.”

Drew’s eyes flashed. “If you ask nicely, I’ll let you take me to bed.”

She shook her head at his antics. “What if I’m not feeling especially nice?”

Drew brushed his hand over her hip. “You’re right. You do feel naughty,” he agreed. Holding her stare, he bent closer, giving her time to protest his advance. The door opened at Aubree’s back. If she hadn’t hit the solid wall of Max’s chest, she might have ended up sprawled across the floor. Tilting back her head, she took note of the angry expression on Max’s face before switching her gaze back to Drew. His eyes danced with humor as he mouthed, “Denied,” and Aubree slapped her hand over her mouth to smother her giggles.

“Have a nice night, Drew.” Drew ignored Max’s snarling words.

“May I see you again?”

“I’d like that,” she answered without hesitation. Max growled. At the sound, Drew flashed him a cocky grin before giving her a wicked version of it and turning away. As soon as he moved out of the doorway, Max slammed it closed, focusing his ire on her. She’d never seen him truly angry before now. She laughed nervously.

“Are you drunk?”

“No,” she answered, incredulous. “I’ve had two glasses of champagne all night.”

“Your face is flushed.”

Aubree shrugged. “I’m happy. I had a good time.”

Max prowled toward her. The hard set of his jaw caused a flutter of desire to run through her. “Did you forget who you came here with?”

Unable to think of a single retort, she shrugged again. “I’m young and single. Why shouldn’t I enjoy myself?”

Max’s eyes flashed dangerously. His tone had a bite to it when he spoke. “You are not single.”

 

 

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Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.
*2013 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
*Named one of the top 10 best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Reads Reviews
*Best Paranormal Romance of 2012- Paranormal Reads Reviews

 

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*~*Book Trailer Reveal*~* for ‘Aqua’ by M.A. George – Check It Out Today & Spread The Word

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By- M.A. George

Genre- YA Paranormal

Publication Date- April 16th, 2014 

 

Meet Layla McKelland:  

Novelist (unpublished, but cut her some slack…seventeen is a bit early to despair),

Slightly neurotic introvert (Alright, let’s be honest…there’s no “slightly” about it),

International Woman of Mystery, and…

Okay, just scratch the bio. 

 

The only real “mystery” in Layla’s life is why her father has never been on the scene.  Or why her mother drags Layla to a new coastal home every year.  

 

Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels.  The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt.  And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.

 

When all is done, Layla will attest that fact is far stranger than fiction.  And nothing in real life is ever as transparent as it seems…Not even water. 

 

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“Without trust, we have nothing” Fragile Bonds ~Cover/Release~ by Sloan Johnson

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“Without trust, we have nothing.”

These are the words which have haunted Melanie Erickson for six years. When she walked out of the house Xavier Ross bought as their forever home, she thought she was closing that door permanently, but fate had other plans.

Xavier Ross tried to keep everyone at a distance until Melanie came into his life. The more he tried to fight his feelings for her, the more he fell in love. One rash decision fractured the trust that was essential to their relationship.

Six years later, she is the last person he expects to see walk through his front door. Will Xavier and Mel be able to learn to trust one another again so they can fulfill a dying woman’s wish?

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Sloan is a Midwestern mom who began writing nearly seven years ago as a way to make money while staying home with her daughter. Now, with two kids in tow and having written more articles on how to assemble various pieces of furniture than she can count, she is reaching to make her dreams come true.

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*~Spring Fling Blog Hop~* Meet My Family’s Heart ** Hosted by Love, Lust & Lipstick Stains

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Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop! Over fifty authors and bloggers have joined together to bring you some amazing posts, great giveaways and lots of fun! Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter to win a Kindle tablet, gift cards, paperbacks and swag and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.

I am also doing my own personal giveaway – please share in the comment section what is special about spring for you and make sure to leave your email address so I can enter you into the drawing to win an ebook of  your choice from Samantha Holt’s collection – GO HERE to check out all her amazing books. One person will win 1 copy of any one of her books.

I never know what to write on these things lol so how about just a little bit about My Family’s Heart how it came to be and what I have to offer. My Family’s Heart actually started out as a Genealogy website (My Family’s Heart Genealogy). My beautiful mother Ruth and I worked on our family history for close to 15 years together. I built and maintained the website and we spent countless hours tracing all our different lines, visiting libraries, going to cemeteries, writing people around the country, meeting great people along the way. 

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When my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and began her battle, the chemo and radiation treatments became to much for her and between taking care of my mom, and helping my dad genealogy went to the side. My mother fought for 7 long hard months against a cancer that wouldn’t quit and just moved from one area of her frail body to another. Finally God called her home and it was time for me to then take care of my kids and help them through the grieving process as well as my dad. Genealogy continued to stay on the sidelines. 

Its been 9 years since I have touched anything of genealogy. I miss it every day but when I look at the books, or the website the memories come back and even after 9 years its still to raw and too hard to pick them up and try to forge on. 

I had always loved to read, and one day, a year ago, I read a book and went to Amazon to see if there was more in the story line (I didn’t realize at that time they were called series lol I was book illiterate) I found the book and noticed the link about reviews so went and read some of them and thought oh wow you know I should leave my thoughts. So I did. That book was called “All For One” by author Ryne Douglas Pearson & you can read my very first review here.

Then I came across someones review that had a link to their blog so I clicked on it and said hey I could do that. So I thought about a name that I could use and it wasn’t hard, in memory of my mom I used “My Family’s Heart and added Book Reviews to it. And thus My Family’s Heart Book Reviews was born. It was a slow go I read a lot, started posting more reviews on Amazon. My posts were not the best or the fanciest when I first started and I didn’t put the reviews on here – I put them on Amazon and linked to them. But the more I reviewed and the more blogs I visited the more I wanted my blog to be eye catching, my reviews to be good and to be noticed – lol who doesn’t want that. 

Then I met the always wonderful Mel from Girls Heart Book Tours and I was off and at em. I was signing up to do her reviews, her tours and reading like it was going out of style. I met so many amazing authors along the way, Samantha Holt, Kristen Day, Cambria Hebert, Stephen England, Ruthi Kight, K. Anne Raine, Dawn Robertson, & Rene Folsom, just to name a few. 

One day my daughter came home from school and said “Mom I want to play fast pitch travel softball” and mom was like “how much is this going to cost me” lol. And thus the idea of starting my own tour organization company. With the help of two amazing authors who pushed me & encouraged me to go for it (Thank you Samantha & Ruthi) My Family’s Heart Book Reviews & Tours was started. It was a very slow go at first – and there were days I got discouraged but Samantha and Ruthi always talked me back up. And slowly authors started booking tours. I have several who have used me multiple times and it really is one of the best feelings when an author returns to use your services again, when they refer another author to you – it makes you feel like all the hard work, the countless hours, the sleepless nights are very worth it. 

I am sure many of you noticed My Family’s Heart Book Reviews & Tours underwent a bit of a face lift a little over a month ago. For my 1 year anniversary I decided a new logo and look was needed. And so my awesome graphics artist (and super awesome author friend lol) went to work creating my lovely new banner and my side buttons to help make My Family’s Heart look absolutely amazing. I don’t know what I would do without her amazing talents. 

And now My Family’s Heart is out there kicking it with the rest of the book organizers in the sand box and having a blast – I love each and every author I have met – I strive to offer the best services to each author that books a tour. It is my goal to blast your book to the world while you sit back, pour yourself a glass of wine (or whatever your favorite drink is) and watch the awesome reviews, and beautiful blog stops that feature your latest book. 

Thank you to each one who has helped me get where I am today – I will always be grateful. And a big thank you to Samantha, Trista & Bridgette for the constant support you give me – your friendship has been so wonderful and blessed. :) <3

 

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The day I take my dying breath will be the day that I’m too old to make love to you ~Blog Tour~ Heated Desire by author Wendi Hulsey

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After Kylie narrowly escaped her abusive boyfriend, she moved to Florida to seek comfort in the arms of her first love, the sexy racecar driver Cameron. Their feelings for one another were quickly rekindled and their relationship fueled by desire, as things heated up and she fell right back in love with him.

However, it was not long before her past caught up with her, which leaves Kylie lying on a gurney in the back on an ambulance, fighting for her life. Cameron feels powerless as he watches the love of his life slipping away from him. Cameron blames himself and is overcome with guilt for failing to keep his promise to protect her.

Kylie’s love for Cameron gives her newfound strength to survive making her more determined than ever to defy the bastard that put her in this situation, but most of all she wants to start over with the man she loves. Will she survive and seek justice, finally being able to put her past behind her? Or will her past keep catching up to haunt her?

“I would give anything just to have Kylie open her eyes for a second so she knows we are here for her and I can tell her that I love her.” ~~Cameron

I can hear Cameron and Courtney’s voices over the machines as they talk, but as hard as I try I still cannot open my eyes. I feel like I am in the twilight zone, my limbs are still too heavy to move but my mind is aware of what people are saying. ~~Kylie

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I put my phone in my purse just as we’re pulling into the parking garage. Thoughts of the hot sex we had in this very parking garage go through my head and I don’t know if I’m going to make it upstairs. I want this man now. I give Cameron what must be a lusty look because he warns me, “No, Kylie! Don’t even start here. I want you upstairs and in my bed where I have room to move and explore that body of yours.”

“What? I wasn’t thinking anything.”

“You are such a terrible liar. I saw you looking over this car and me, and I know what you were thinking.”

“Oh shut up! Come on let’s go, that long elevator ride is going to be unbearably long.”

Cameron smiles, “I can make it more fun.”

Unfortunately, I don’t think Cameron will be able to make the elevator ride fun because as soon as we get on so does half the building. It seems like everyone picked the same moment as us to get on. We’re smashed against the back of the elevator. I’m standing in front of him and he’s torturing me by running his fingers up the back of my thigh to the edge of my shorts. I try to still his hand, but he shoves my arm away. He has his other arm wrapped around my stomach and he looks like he’s just holding me close to him making room for everyone else. He runs his fingers up again to the back edge of my shorts and I feel his finger pull my shorts and underwear aside. Oh my god Cameron! Seriously with all these people! He whispers, “Spread those legs for me a little, babe.”

My body reacts to his commands before my brain can formulate what he intends to do in an elevator full of people. I can only pray these people get off soon. I feel his finger slide through my wetness as my body wants to react to his actions. I start to move a little with his finger but he tightens his grip on my stomach to stop me, “Don’t move, baby,” he whispers.

The elevator stops and a couple of people get off. During the shuffle of bodies, he inserts one finger, and my body bucks a bit. He slowly fingers me as my wetness increases, and I have to bite my bottom lip to muffle the moan that’s trying to escape. The elevator stops at the twentieth floor and three more people get off. One person is left, an elderly woman that looks at me and smiles. God, I hope she doesn’t know what Cameron is doing to me. Cameron increases the speed of his finger and I think I’m going to die trying to hold back an orgasm. Thankfully, the elevator stops again on the twenty-third floor and the little old woman exits with a little wave. As the doors of the elevator close, Cameron’s hand on my stomach dips into the front of my shorts and finds my clit while he fingers me roughly from behind. My head falls back on his shoulder and my palms flatten against the sides of the elevator as an orgasm rips through my body with such intensity that I scream. He continues to circle my clit bringing me slowly down from that earth-shattering climax. The elevator dings indicating that we have arrived on our floor. “See that ride didn’t take that long,” he says, with a smug smile.

“Are you fucking kidding? I was trying to hold back an orgasm for about ten floors. You’re such an ass!”

A loud laugh escapes him, “Baby, I didn’t see you trying to stop me, and that scream was fucking hot. My dick is so hard right now it hurts.”

I stomp past him out of the elevator towards our condo door. He quickly grabs me and spins me around to face him, pinning my arms above my head. He plants soft kisses on my neck and down my collarbone to the swell of my breasts. “Baby, don’t try to act like you’re mad when I know you enjoyed every minute of that ride.”

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My name is Wendi Hulsey. I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin, just south of Milwaukee. After several vacations to the sunshine state, my husband and I fell in love with the warm weather and decided to have a house built in Florida. I miss my family and friends up north; however, I will never regret not having to shovel snow again. I have been a registered nurse for about ten years. I currently work on a medical/surgical unit, preferring to work the night shift.

My husband and I have been married for sixteen years, and I appreciate his support during this endeavor. I have one son who is a hard working grown man now living on his own. He has blessed me with the most precious grandson and a wonderful future daughter in law. My daughter is a beautiful and smart teenager who excels at just about anything she tries. She enjoys playing soccer and we have spent numerous hours on various soccer fields. I am blessed to have my mother, a retired cook, living with me and she is a great help with cooking, cleaning, and chauffeuring the teenager. Other members of our family include; one dog, one cat, two turtles and several fish.

My love for reading began at the age of twelve on a stormy day. With nothing to do I was bugging my mother, she said, “Go read a book.” I have never stopped. As a teenager, I preferred horror books, mainly Stephen King. As I age, my reading tastes change and I currently read mysteries, romance, or erotica. It has always been my dream to write a book. Although writing is a hobby for me, I hope to produce a book to the best of my abilities and hope you have enjoyed what you read. Thank you for your support.

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Is the past destined to destroy them or will they finally break free – ‘Break Free’ by Amber Garza

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By- Amber Garza
Genre- Contemporary Romance
Publication Date- April 18th, 2014  
Jade Mathews is on the run. Running from an addiction that almost destroyed her, and a man who wants her dead. 
 
Kyler James is a writer, a recluse locked in a prison of his own making. 
 
When Jade and Kyler meet they find solace in one another and start to heal. Until Jade stumbles upon Kyler’s latest manuscript and is shocked to find that it is her story. One he couldn’t know. Jade fears she’s trusted the wrong person once again, and this time it may be her undoing. 
 
Is the past destined to destroy them, or will they finally break free?
 

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