Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cover Reveal: 42 Hours by Bethany Lopez

We are thrilled to share the gorgeous cover for 42 Hours from Bethany Lopez. We also  have an excerpt, so be sure to check it out!

Title: 42 Hours (Time for Love #3)
Author: Bethany Lopez
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 8/19/14
Cover Design - B Designs
Photographer - K Keeton Designs
Models - Nathan Weller and Kayla Ann
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Eight years ago, Scott and Gaby shared one very special night. Not wanting to ruin their friendship, they didn't take things further...but neither of them has forgotten.

When Scott’s friends stage an intervention to make him realize that his fiancĂ©, Victoria, is all wrong for him, he takes time to evaluate his life. He’s earned a big promotion and just bought his dream car, but those things are just superficial. The one time he was truly happy, was with Gaby.

Gaby is in a good place in her life. She loves her job, has the best friends and family a girl could ask for, and is dating a sweet and sexy guy, but she’s never stopped thinking about that night with Scott.

Eager to find happiness again, Scott makes a plan to win Gaby’s heart during a weekend getaway, but she doesn’t want to be his rebound girl. Will 42 hours be enough to convince Gaby that it's finally their time for love?


  “The other night, at the bar, right before the band started…. You came back from the bathroom, looking all flushed and embarrassed. Then you downed TJ’s beer… I’d meant to ask you about it then, but the music came on, and we all got distracted. Did something happen?”
  I flushed at his question, as I remembered the scene that had gotten me all flustered.
  “Oh… God… I just,” I felt like such a child, I could barely even talk about it, and it wasn’t as if I’d walked in on them having sex or anything. “I ran into Brock’s brother Brendan … The lead singer. Anyway, he and some girl were going at it pretty hot and heavy in the hallway.”
   “Oh,” Scott looked at me suddenly, then cleared his throat and looked back out the windshield. “So you were embarrassed?”
   I let out a nervous laugh and admitted, “Yeah, because I was taken by surprised, and I kind of, um, stood there and watched for a minute. Then, Brendan caught me, and said hi, like it was no big deal. I just felt like a prude.”
   “Hmmm,” Scott began, as if unsure what to say next. “Have you never been in that situation before?”
  I averted my eyes, then responded softly, “What? Practically having sex in a bar? No.”
  “No,” Scott said, his voice rough. “Where you’ve been so in the moment, that you couldn’t control yourself, and didn’t care if you got caught or not.”
  I squirmed in my seat, his words affecting me more than they probably should. My body felt warm, so I turned up the AC a bit and pointed the vent in my direction.
  “No,” I admitted, my voice barely audible.
  When Scott didn’t respond, I started to worry that he thought I was referring to the night that he and I’d slept together, so I blurted, “Oh… I wasn’t trying to say that you and I didn’t have passion…”
  I felt the blush roll over my face like a heat wave.
  “I mean, it was our first time… And it was lovely…” Shit, I was digging in deeper. “What I meant was that I’ve never had someone take me up against the wall in the club like that.”
  Oh. My. God. Had I just said that. I wanted to melt into the floorboards.
  I brought my hands to my face, hiding my mortification.
Here's a fun photo of Bethany with cover model Nathan Weller!

The Time For Love Series

8 Weeks
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About Bethany Lopez

Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Book Tour & Review: Behind the Scandal by M.A. Stacie

The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House Presents...
Hot Summer Romance Blog Tour 
N.K. Smith, M.A. Stacie,
J.J. McAvoy and Lorenz Font!
And revisiting other great 
TWCS romantic titles and authors...
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Release Date: July 31, 2014
Published by The Writers Coffee Shop

Behind-the-Scandal-3D-BookstackSent to the family ranch to overcome his addiction, Taylor Reese is angry and hurt. Feeling rejected by his father and brother, Taylor throws himself into ranch life to help him forget. He struggles with his addiction, though he refuses help. But it isn’t long before it hits him hard how much his life has spiraled out of control. He begins to question every aspect of his life, and the confusion leaves him floundering and looking for something, or someone, to cling to. Libby Karlin is cautious, wary of Taylor’s presence. His brutal honesty and lack of respect claw at her composure. Her dark past makes her reluctant to let anyone near her family, but when Taylor strikes up a friendship with her son, Libby finds herself drawn to the sadness within him. His experiences are no secret to her. She sees where his world turned upside down and offers him a helping hand. But her own secrets stay buried, locked away until a knock on her door has her gasping for breath. Libby’s fear paralyzes her as she comes face to face with her demons and, determined to stay strong, she battles for a way out. Could dealing with their pasts really give them a future?


3.5 stars, ARC by NetGalley, contemporary romance

*warning, I have mixed feelings about this one, so maybe I will confuse you more :)*

**warning: This can be read as a stand alone, but if you are like me and feel the need to understand everything, you should read book 1**


As we saw on book one of this series, Taylor Reese reached bottom rock when he overdosed. Being part of a very dysfunctional family, Taylor didn't know how to handle the pressure and found a way out through oblivion. Now his family lost all their hope for him and sent to his uncle's ranch in the middle of nowhere.
Libby found a place at Josh's ranch, and that's all she has ever wanted for her and for her son. Not even an ill-tempered relative of Josh's will send her packing, but maybe her past catching up with her will give her no choice than going away.
"Behind the Scandal" is a painful love journey.

likes 4 stars

I like the idea of this book. I finish book one, looking forward to read Taylor's story. I knew it would be painful, and I found truthful his struggles.
The plot is fast-paced and easy to follow, and even though the book is predictable, I knew this would be a love story with not many twists like book 1, and I was ok with it.
The heat in the book was also ok, not as good as book 1, but that is personal preference, the sex here was a lot more vanilla, but exactly what the characters needed it. As I mentioned before, really belivable.
I really liked Josh, Taylor's uncle, much better than his father, in fact he was more of a father figure to him than his own father ever was.
I also enjoyed the father/son, male-bonding-friends between Taylor and Levi, I even had an almost cry moment at the end. :)

M.A. Stacie was true to her story, and I knew this would be a book about screwed-up people. I enjoy a book that has the conflict out-front, and I enjoy a read of internal struggles, of personal growth.

didn't like so much 3 stars

I understood the characters, but I never really connected with them.
I'm not sure if the problem was that I really liked Kyran and Dale in book one, and they overshadow Taylor and Libby too much for me.

One of the problems was, it didn't work for me that Kyran, the only two years older brother, that already raised Taylor his whole life, was guilty at all of Taylor's weakness and his drug addiction. Taylor-the-poor-guy act didn't work for me. I felt for him, with a father like that and a dysfunctional family, but I think he and the book put blame in the wrong place.

Also, I don't care for TSTL people or moments, and this book had for a while a major one. It was the most obvious suspense moment that it could have.

Impressions and Opinion

Like I said in my warning, I have mixed feelings about this book. I like it, but I didn't love it. I read it easily, but it wasn't as satisfying to me as book 1.

I'm not sure if there will be more books in this series, but I will definitely read book 3 if there will be one.
I will also look at other books from this author.

I recommend this book/series if you enjoy contemporary romantic stories

About the Author
mstacie_hi-resM. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she adores getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories. She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Running keeps her sane, along with knitting and listening to loud music.
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