Sunday, May 29, 2016

Playing Catch Up!! A Review of the Sea Breeze Series Books 4-6 by Abbi Glines

So, I've been wanting to read the Sea Breeze Series by Abi Glines for quite some time. Now is that time, and let me tell you..this is an addictive series! Yes, they're quite naughty little books, but I can't seem to put them down. There are nine books in this series! This girl is doing some major catchin' up with this series!

What is "Playing Catch Up" you ask? I'll tell you about it here!

Just For Now (Sea Breeze #4) by Abbi Glines
Genre: Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: October 30, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse

The day Preston Drake figured out that wealthy women paid well for a set of tight abs and a pretty face his life turned around.

The run down rat-infested trailer he had shared with his alcoholic mother and three younger siblings was now only a place he visited to pay the bills and stock the pantry with food.

He no longer worried about his family starving or living without electricity. The money he made entertaining rich older women more than covered his family’s needs and his own. He had it all figured out. Except…

There was this girl.

She was as innocent as he was tainted.

Amanda Hardy wished her knees didn’t get weak when Preston walked into a room. She hated the fact her heart raced when he flashed his smile in her direction. He had a different girl in his bed every night. He was the kind of boy a smart girl ran from. So, why was she coming up with ways to get close to him? Even when it was obvious he wanted to keep her at a distance.

Maybe her heart knew something the world didn’t. Maybe Preston Drake was more than just a pretty face.

Just for Now is the fourth book in the Sea Breeze series by Abbi Glines. Like the others in this series, I loved this story too! Amanda is a fun girl. I'm not too sold on Preston, but I think he really thinks he's doing the right thing. Oooooh! I really wanted to kick him in his jiggly area sometimes though!! I had a thought while reading this book. How is it all the guys so far are these crazy man whores, and they end up winning the innocent, virginal or at least close to virginal girls?? I mean seriously!

I digress, Preston and Amanda's story was entertaining. Amanda was bound and determined. You can't say she didn't go for what she wanted. Whew!

These stinking books are so addictive! Abbi Glines! What have you done to me? *wink*

Sometimes it Lasts (Sea Breeze #5) by Abbi Glines
Genre: Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Cage York has to choose between a love of the game and a love of the girl in this sultry Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Cage York finally has everything he ever wanted.

And Eva is at the very top of that list—the perfect girl with a temper as hot as her fabulously flawless body. But for Cage, a baseball scholarship has always been a close second. So when Cage finally gets his chance, he and Eva must endure a long distance relationship—and all the dangerous temptations that come with it. Temptations that former bad boy Cage York may not be able to escape.

Then after receiving some illicit photos that show Cage has been behaving badly—very badly—Eva finds solace in the comforting arms of her insanely attractive neighbor Jeremy, who vows that he will take care of Eva in ways Cage never could. It’s an offer that may be too good for Eva to turn down.

Torn between his baseball dream and the girl of this dreams, Cage must prove he’s worthy of Eva’s love, or risk losing her to Jeremy forever.

Sometimes it Lasts is the fifth book in the Sea Breeze series by Abbi Glines. This time we get to re-visit Cage and Eva. You know with Cage's crazy ways, he needed more than one book! Cage is going off to school on a scholarship while Eva stays home to help her sick father. The time apart is not good on them. Add in some even more unfortunate circumstances, and it can be relationship ending. These two definitely need to work on their trust issues, but I have faith in them, and they sure are a lot of fun to read about.

Misbehaving (Sea Breeze #6) by Abbi Glines
Genre: Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: December 17, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
An unexpected affair leads to mind-blowing harmony in this Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Jason is sick of living in his rock star brother’s shadow. So when he ships off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he’s looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow off some envious steam. Falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan. But as the new duo enjoys some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that even though Jax is the musician in the family, he’s not the only brother who can rock someone’s world.

Misbehaving is the sixth book in the Sea Breeze Series by Abbi Glines. This is Jess and Jason's story. Jess? Yeah, I know. I had my reservations too. I have to say she grows on you. It's funny, because of all the guys, Jason seems the most innocent. I know he's not, but he seems it for some reason. So, to see him get placed with the bag girl while all the other naughty boys pretty much get good girls... it's kinda funny. I like Jason. He's pretty down to earth, especially considering his brother's a famous rock star. Jess and him? They fit, and their story was a good one. I liked seeing the other side of Jess. I really got to know her through this book.

If you like a little naughty with your nice, this is the series for you! I can't wait until next Sunday to share more reviews from this series!

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.

To learn more about Abbi Glines and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Heroes of Arcania Trilogy by Liz Long Cover Reveal

SuperNova (Heroes of Arcania #1) by Liz Long
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy)
Date Published: June 16, 2016
Publisher: Self

The streets of Arcania are overrun with crime, deteriorating as a madman named Fortune makes himself at home. He shows no mercy, striking down anyone in his path – including Nova Benson’s little sister. Devastated, Nova vows to seek justice for her family, but aside from her freak strength and impenetrable skin, how is she supposed to stop a monster like Fortune?

Cole Warner wants to help people. Entrusted to keep his family’s secret, he’s also frustrated at having to hide his gift. He knows he could do more to help in the fight against Fortune. If he could convince his sister Penelope to join him, they might even have a chance at beating him. When Cole meets Nova, he realizes his whole world is about to change. And he’s going to welcome it with open arms.

Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan.

Then again, neither was becoming a superhero.

Fortune's Favor (Heroes of Arcania #2) by Liz Long
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy)
Date Published: June 16, 2016
Publisher: Self

Nova will learn it takes more than sheer strength to be a superhero. Her world implodes when Fortune strikes back for all the trouble she’s caused. His dangerous games put everyone around her at risk, especially when he decides to turn Arcania against its precious Heroes. Nova wants to protect Arcania, but how does she save a city that doesn’t want her help?

Cole has no idea how to deal with his sister Penelope, especially now that she’s learned the truth about their family secret. Thanks to Fortune, she’s headed down a dark path, one with no return. Torn between helping Nova and protecting his sister, Cole will be forced to make a choice. Tensions rise as Cole and Nova discover war will come to Arcania if they don’t get Fortune off the streets…or preferably six feet under.

Nova and Cole might have each other, but will they lose everything else in their mission to save Arcania?

Unbreakable (Heroes of Arcania #3) by Liz Long
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy)
Date Published: June 16, 2016
Publisher: Self

Nova started the fight against Fortune for simple revenge, but now it’s turned into something much bigger. Arcania’s criminals are at each other’s throats, putting the city right in the middle of a warzone. She’ll have to work with a few unlikely allies to end Fortune’s games once and for all. Nova thought she understood what it meant to be a superhero, but will she have to lose herself to truly defeat Fortune?

Fortune has given Cole a choice, one with unbearable consequences. When Cole takes matters into his own hands to save his sister Penelope, he realizes too late he’s another pawn in Fortune’s games. Fortune will use Cole’s gift against his enemies…including Nova. Cole will have to become the hero he always wanted to be if he’s going to protect the love of his life.

Nova and Cole could finally save Arcania from Fortune’s deadly games, but are they willing to sacrifice each other?

Check out my reviews of other books by this author!

Liz Long is a proud graduate of Longwood University. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her day job includes writing for a magazine publisher in Roanoke, VA.

The Donovan Circus series has best been described as "X-Men meets the circus." Adult horror story Witch Hearts tells the tale of a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. New Adult PNR A Reaper Made is about a teen Reaper who gets caught between falling in love or saving her sister's soul. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon. 

To learn more about Liz Long and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook and Twitter.