Notification

I regret giving you all wonderful readers and authors this notice, but for the time being I am unable to keep this blog going.

Until further notice, have fun everyone and read a lot of great books ;)

Maja @ The Rambling Readerista

Monday, August 26, 2013

Blog Tour: Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert



Hello, once again, rambling readers! I am bringing you another blog tour after a long reviewing break, organized byXpresso Book Tours.You will find the information about the book, author and giveaway for the tour prize bellow.





Breaking the Reins
Juliana Haygert 

Publication date: August 14th 2013 
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Buy: Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | Apple


Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.

After a fire takes her grandma’s life and kills her horse, Hannah’s immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can’t turn away even though she’s not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.

Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.

But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.


My Thoughts:


Breaking the Reins turned out to be completely not what I expected it to. I love horses. That's the main reason I signed up for this tour. I obviously have got to pay more attention when reading back copy. I was surprised with this book. No, no, don't get scared immediately. I loved the book. However, Juliana has a mean streak to her. She completely turned out the whole novel upside down that most of the time I was reading it, I was dumbfounded. Struck completely speechless! This book is so good, you guys, you all should read it.

To start from the beginning, the book starts on a sad note bad ends on a happy one. Are you happy for that, just like I was? :) Never really is anything like it may seem. And that book proves it. The story and the characters are absolutely compelling. I have loved Hannah so immensely, admired her for all her strength (it is not easy going against your own family) and at times just wanted to wrap her in cotton candy and hide from the world. It takes serious guts to survive. And that’s exactly what she did. I don’t think her story is for the faint hearted, but I promise you, it is well worth reading. (Oh and pay attention not to chew all your nails :P.)

Hannah’s life may seem perfect at a first glance, but that is most certainly not true. It is all a lie. Everything just proves that people you should trust the most will most often hurt you the worst. We all know it, right, but no one is ever ready when it happens. However, there comes a certain hunk of a Brazilian male that will do anything he can to help Hannah, and help himself. His history is just a tad too much for Hannah that they got me scared there will not be the happy ending that I could see brimming from the first sentences and glances of this Brazilian. If I ever believed in love at first sight, then that was it. You have to read Breaking the Reins to see for yourself what story Juliana has brought us. Great buildup through the story, even better characters and lots of tense scenes, will certainly get you going. Love. Family. Disaster and lies. Cheating. Pain. Everything so beautifully woven together that you won’t ever be the same again. And you won’t regret reading Breaking the Reins.




AUTHOR BIO 


While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.


GIVEAWAY:
Open internationally
Prizes:
-Signed paperback of Breaking the Reins
-Ebook of Breaking the Reins
-Signed paperback of Destiny Gift
-Ebook of Destiny Gift
-25$ Amazon/B&N gift card


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Also, don't forget to visit the rest of the tour stops. Find the schedule here!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Early Review: Beyond Pain by Kit Rocha

Beyond Pain
Kit Rocha

Series: Beyond #3
Genre: dystopian / futuristic / erotic romance
Publication date: August 26, 2013 (PROBABLY!)
More Information: http://kitrocha.com/beyond-series/beyond-pain/
Book Sites: Goodreads
Source: *ARC* by author


Book Description:

A woman with no future…

Live fast, die young–anything else is a fantasy for Six. She’s endured the worst the sectors had to throw at her, but falling in with Dallas O’Kane’s Sector Four gang lands her in a whole new world of danger. They’re completely open about everything, including their sexuality–but she hasn’t survived this long by making herself vulnerable. Especially not to men as dominant as Brendan Donnelly.

A man without a past…

Bren is a killer, trained in Eden and thrown to the sectors. His one outlet is pain, in the cage and in the bedroom, and emotion is a luxury he can’t afford–until he meets Six. Protecting her soothes him, but it isn’t enough. Her hunger for touch sparks a journey of erotic discovery where anything goes–voyeurism, flogging, rough sex. He has only one rule: he won’t share her.

In Bren’s arms, Six is finally free to let go. But his obsession with the man who made him a monster could destroy the fragile connection they’ve forged, and cost him the one thing that makes him feel human–her love.


My Thoughts


Once again, the book does not disappoint. Only heightens the quality of the whole series even more, if possible. Donna and Bree wield a magic pen when putting to life characters such as Bren and Six. I fell in love with this series from book one, and am continuing that path. What is more, I cannot wait for the next one. (We get a glimpse in this one. All I am saying is go Cruz!!)

The authors give us a world that is hard to forget and hooks you in from the first sentence. They give us characters worth meeting, characters that either bring you memories, either make you want to be them or meet them. I have loved the storyline between the main characters, but also got hooked to some new characters and made me wish that the books of this series come out more often. But no! That is not how the publishing business works. *sad face*

Every hurt can be healed. I never believed that, personally. Until now. The belief that there is someone for every person out there may actually be true. This book makes me want to believe that. Thank you Kit Rocha! The title describes the emotion I felt while reading this book to a T. Pain. Such sad, raw emotion you feel for the characters even though they are just that, characters from a story. But makes you wish for more. And, a story is life. There are definitely few authors that can transfer the emotion and the essence of the characters as credible as Kit Rocha.

Probably my favourite thing from these books is that connection between the gore parts of life and the beautiful ones, and the scope of different points of view, because no story can be understood from one side only. That is what makes this book perfect in every way. I feel like I lack enough words. And I love that. 

Note: Short review this time. But sometimes that's all it takes. :)

Author Duo Links:
• Website (Kit Rocha): http://www.kitrocha.com
• Website (Moira Rogers): http://www.moirarogers.com
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheBrokenCircle
• Twitter (Announcements): http://twitter.com/kitrocha
• Twitter (Bree): http://twitter.com/moirarogersbree
• Twitter (Donna): http://twitter.com/donnajherren

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DAY SEVEN - REDNECK ROMEO by Lorelei James RELEASE PARTY

Hello, ramblings! The fans have wondered what happens next. Me included. Well, here it is. All I can say is that I am sad about this news, but I understand Lorelei's point.

The Future of the ROUGH RIDERS


Slick from Guilty Pleasures: Since I just finished reading Redneck Romeo about the last McKay man standing, Dalton, I have to ask who will be the focus of book 16 and is that truly the end? Because I have to tell you having Ky driving and into girls is going to open up a whole can of worms about when the kid's stories are going to be told. 

No fun, I know, but no comment on Rough Riders book 16 yet...I'll clue you all in a bit further down the road. I get a bajillion questions about why I'm ending the Rough Riders series at book 16. And yes, I could probably write a second generation of McKays (Love Love Love my readers but you guys are driving me insane with the "When will you write Boone and Sierra's book?! Crazy rabid fans, I keep threatening that if you keep nagging me it'll be...never -- ha ha, yet I'd never do that because I want to know what happens too!) but I've always considered this series a western saga that DOES have an end. I've been fortunate that I've been allowed to write the books how I want, at the pace I want, with the subject matter I want--all with 100% publisher support. That is rare. Since the books have such a great following, there is that mindset to continue to "cash in" on the popularity of the series and characters. But I won't do that because at what point do the new books just become a rehash of the older books? I'd much rather end the series on a high note, at the height of popularity than wait until the series might be considered "tired" and I start to lose readers. Plus, I have lots of ideas, situations, characters and areas to explore in other fictional worlds. I hope readers come along for the ride.





Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party.  SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts.  Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts)
RR-Release-Party (1)
Prize List:
1) Redneck Romeo charm bracelet
2) Kindle fire
3) Basket of goodies, including a McKay brand fleece blanket and other McKay branded stuff and conference trinkets
4) Full set of signed Rough Riders books
5) 1 of a kind handmade small Western purse
6) Arc of TURN AND BURN


7) $100 gift card to amazon.com

Feel free to enter the GIVEAWAY:


And get the book!


Don't forget to visit other participating blogs, too:

Monday, June 24, 2013

DAY SIX - REDNECK ROMEO by Lorelei James RELEASE PARTY

Hello, ramblings! What do you know about your favourite author? Learn something right now...


Fun Facts about Lorelei James


Favorite book? This is cheating but I'm currently reading an arc of THE MISTRESS by Tiffany Reisz.

Favorite thing to do in your free time? Drink and drunk text. KIDDING! Hang out with my family, zip around on our boat, catch up on my TV shows and watch the occasional movie.

Favorite flavor of Vodka? Pinnacle Gummy Fish.

Favorite pair of boots? A rocking pair of red and black Old Gringos with silver studs.

Favorite sexual position? All of them!

Favorite time of year? Summer

Favorite Guilty Pleasure? Oreos while I'm reading Entertainment Weekly.






Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party.  SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts.  Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts)
RR-Release-Party (1)
Prize List:
1) Redneck Romeo charm bracelet
2) Kindle fire
3) Basket of goodies, including a McKay brand fleece blanket and other McKay branded stuff and conference trinkets
4) Full set of signed Rough Riders books
5) 1 of a kind handmade small Western purse
6) Arc of TURN AND BURN


7) $100 gift card to amazon.com

Feel free to enter the GIVEAWAY:


And get the book!


Don't forget to visit other participating blogs, too:

Friday, June 21, 2013

DAY FIVE - REDNECK ROMEO by Lorelei James RELEASE PARTY

Hello, ramblings! How about a short interview today :D And let me tell you there's something a lot of fans will look forward too. Are you one of them?


Interview (Slick from Guilty Pleasures conducted the interview) 


Hey Lorelei...I bet after last weekend at RAGT you thought you'd be off the hook with questions from me and my oh so nosey husband, huh? But because, I know some people out there might be interested in knowing some of the things he asked you the first two questions are from him and I left out the insanely personal ones he asked!

Slick's hubster: If you could spend one night with one of the McKay's which one would it be and why?

Any of the McKays? Hmm...asking the tough questions right off the bat, but today I'd have to say...Bennett McKay.

Slick's hubster: Have you even considered writing a woman that turns the tables on one of your dominate men? One that looks at the man when he's being demanding and says, "yeah right, how about you do that and then we'll talk."

I haven't considered that for the Rough Riders series, but my new series--The Surrender Series--which debuts early next year--has more possibilities for that type of scenario since the books feature bondage and a sex club with Dominants and submissives. Then there's always the Rawhide Club, from COWBOY CASANOVA. I've gotten tons of questions on whether I'd be interested in turning that concept into a series.

Slick: You probably figured I'd ask this one since we've conversed about it many times, when the hell am I going to get my story about Ramona and the rest of the West side?

Well, you're in luck, you heard it here first! DR. FEELGOOD, Doc Monroe, Chet and Remy West's story in the Wild West Boys series is scheduled to release in December 2013!

Slick: If you could take two months off and do anything you wanted to and go anywhere you wanted and money was no object, what would you do and why?

I would visit all the islands in the Caribbean and just chill out. Recharge my batteries and sun and sand and water always does it for me.

Slick: Thanks L for being a good sport, for creating this wonderful family we all love, and for being you, because I have to say you are pretty damn awesome!

Aw, thanks!






Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party.  SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts.  Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts)
RR-Release-Party (1)
Prize List:
1) Redneck Romeo charm bracelet
2) Kindle fire
3) Basket of goodies, including a McKay brand fleece blanket and other McKay branded stuff and conference trinkets
4) Full set of signed Rough Riders books
5) 1 of a kind handmade small Western purse
6) Arc of TURN AND BURN


7) $100 gift card to amazon.com

Feel free to enter the GIVEAWAY:


And get the book!


Don't forget to visit other participating blogs, too:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

DAY FOUR - REDNECK RODEO by Lorelei James RELEASE PARTY

Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party.  SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts.  Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts)
RR-Release-Party (1)
Prize List:
1) Redneck Romeo charm bracelet
2) Kindle fire
3) Basket of goodies, including a McKay brand fleece blanket and other McKay branded stuff and conference trinkets
4) Full set of signed Rough Riders books
5) 1 of a kind handmade small Western purse
6) Arc of TURN AND BURN
7) $100 gift card to amazon.com



Y'all like music? 

RORY'S FAVORITE SONGS:

1) Breathe -- Faith Hill
2) Horse With No Name -- America
3) So What -- Pink
4) Since U Been Gone -- Kelly Clarkson
5) Who Are You When I'm Not Looking -- Blake Shelton
6) SexyBack -- Justin Timberlake
7) Mama He's Crazy -- The Judds
8) This Love -- Maroon 5
9) Single Ladies -- Beyonce
10) Me and Charlie Talking -- Miranda Lambert



Feel free to enter the GIVEAWAY:


And get the book!


Don't forget to visit other participating blogs, too:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DAY THREE - REDNECK RODEO by Lorelei James RELEASE PARTY

Aaaanddd... We're back for round three. Are you reading? I am ;)

RR-Release-Party (1)

Lorelei James is celebrating the release of REDNECK ROMEO with a SEVEN day party.  SEVEN great giveaways, SEVEN different posts.  Stop by all the amazing blogs participating in the party to increase your chances to win!!! Each blog will post a special REDNECK ROMEO post all seven days (no weekend posts)

Prize List:
1) Redneck Romeo charm bracelet
2) Kindle fire
3) Basket of goodies, including a McKay brand fleece blanket and other McKay branded stuff and conference trinkets
4) Full set of signed Rough Riders books
5) 1 of a kind handmade small Western purse
6) Arc of TURN AND BURN
7) $100 gift card to amazon.com


THE FUN PART OF TODAY'S POST: 


Ten Tidbits About Dalton McKay

1) He's eaten rattlesnake, bear, lizard, and grasshoppers--the last one not by choice thanks to his 3 older brothers who loved to trick him into eating weird stuff or held him down and force fed him
2) When Dalton sings...with that deep voice of his he sounds like Trace Adkins
3) He's wrecked 3 dirt bikes but no cars
4) Dalton would rather do all ranch work on an ATV than a horse
5) The first song he learned all the words to --Driving My Life Away by Eddie Rabbitt
6) The blue heeler dog his brother Luke gave him for his 18th birthday was the best present he ever got
7) He cheated on a math test in 9th grade and felt so guilty he spent the summer relearning everything he'd missed during the school year
8) His favorite fruit are plums
9) Dalton hates wearing pajamas
10) Someday he'd like to create a piece of art using his chainsaw



Feel free to enter the GIVEAWAY:


And get the book!


Don't forget to visit other participating blogs, too: