Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pieces For You- Genna Rulon

Title:   Pieces for You (For You #2)
Author:  Genna Rulon
Genre: New Adult 18+
Publication Date:  December 15, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

5 Stars

Pieces For You

By Genna Rulon


"The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies,
and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.” -Miguel de Cervantes

Samantha Whitney survived unimaginable tragedy only to discover she had been betrayed by a man who claimed to love her. Shattered, Sam spends months at a safe haven trying to piece herself back together. Ready or not, the time has come for her to return home.

As Sam struggles to resume a life that no longer feels familiar, she finds unwavering support in an unexpected, familiar face. Confronting Sam’s raw emotions and open wounds head-on, Griffin manages to take two steps forward for every step she retreats.

But when Sam is once again threatened, Griffin must decide how far he is willing to go to protect the woman he wants…knowing the cost of her safety is the risk of losing her.

Pieces For You is a captivating journey of survival, healing, and sacrifice—teeming with honesty, humor, unexpected twists, and love’s unsurpassed endurance.

*Though Pieces For You is a part of the For You Series, the book can be read as a stand alone.


  There are books out there that tear you up inside. They claw at your skin forcing you to feel just a little bit of the unimaginable horrors the character goes through. This is one of those books.

"Can someone recover from meeting the devil in person, being violated and beaten by him, and then left for dead?"

Thankfully, it has as much comic relief in it as sadness. You will be crying one minute and laughing your head off the next.

Genna Rulon has created an amazing set of characters who take care of each other and love each other with great passion.

Sam and Everleigh are what best friends are supposed to be. Sam has suffered so much with nightmares and trying to get her life back together after she was attacked. Everleigh takes care of her every step of the way. I loved how strong Sam was. She wasn't going to let her attacker win. She was going to survive and come out strong. 

Each day becomes a little easier for Sam. Her therapist, who is awesome by the way, gives her homework. Things she can do to acclimate herself back into society and feel safe. While Sam still understandably has a few setbacks, she does very well moving forward.

"You are one of the few with the bravery to walk through the fire, let it burn you to ash, and rise again, changed but all the more beautiful for it."

Sam is worried that she will never get her libido back and after having a very healthy appetite before the attack she is saddened for the loss of it now. That is until Griffin comes back into her life.
Oh be still my heart! Griffin is a sexy bar owner who has admired Sam for a while but never acted on his feelings. Now that he has a second chance, he isn't going to let anything stand in his way. I loved Griffin. He was so kind, and thoughtful, and patient. He was exactly the kind of guy Sam needed. The connection between them is hot! And, the constant eye fondling made me giggle. Move aside ladies, I think there is a new book boyfriend in the house. Haha.

Seriously though, I loved this book. You know a book is going to be good when you can't put it down from the first page. Genna Rulon knows how to write a fantastic story and this one has it all; Drama, Humor, Heat, and Healing. I can't wait to read more from her.

Purchase Links for Pieces for You:  Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK
Purchase Links for Only for You: Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK

About the Author

Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author.
During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels.
Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy’s writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.
Connect with the Author:   Facebook | Twitter Website Goodreads Pinterest | Tumblr


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Rome- A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover

Title:   Rome (Marked Men #3)
Author:  Jay Crownover
Genre:  New Adult
Publication Date:  January 7, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing
Event organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.


                    BY JAY CROWNOVER



Cora Lewis is a whole lot of fun, and she knows how to keep her tattooed bad boy friends in line. But all that flash and sass hide the fact that she’s never gotten over the way her first love broke her heart. Now she has a plan to make sure that never happens again: She’s only going to fall in love with someone perfect.
Rome Archer is as far from perfect as a man can be. He’s stubborn and rigid, he’s bossy and has come back from his final tour of duty fundamentally broken. Rome’s used to filling a role: big brother, doting son, super soldier; and now none of these fit anymore. Now he’s just a man trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life while keeping the demons of war and loss at bay. He would have been glad to suffer it alone, until Cora comes sweeping into his life and becomes the only color on his bleak horizon.

Perfect isn’t in the cards for these two, but imperfect might just last forever . . .


What happens when you have a strong man who is used to taking care of his family, taking care of business, and used to being a hero, and then none of that is true anymore? You get Rome Archer.
Rome has just come home from his final duty at war to find that everything has changed. He is no longer needed to take care of his brothers. He has no work obligations. So he finds himself lost and drowning his sadness in the bottom of a bottle every night. Rome knows he needs to snap out of it, but with his PTSD nightmares, and lack of knowing what is next for him, he can't seem to let go of his despair.

When he meets Cora under interesting circumstances, he thinks she is a sassy little thing with a big attitude. Cora is the one that breaks Rome out of his funk and makes him smile and laugh. Their paths keep crossing and neither one can deny the intense attraction they feel towards each other. Cora has been hurt badly in the past and swore she would never let anyone break her heart again. Rome isn't her idea of a perfect man, not even close, but he may just be the perfect man for her.


I’m supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I’m an natural redhead even though I haven’t seen my real hair color in years, I’m a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I’ve been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that.
I love to write, love to read and all I’m interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something.
Connect with Jay:  Facebook | Twitter | Website | Goodreads

**Tour-Wide Giveaway**" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway