As Seen Through My Specs

wanted_tourWe’re excited to be a stop on the blog tour for Kimberly Knight’s newest release in the B&S Series Wanted.  Visit the bookshelf for our review of Wanted and a contest to win an e-version of Wanted!

Wanted:

From the moment she first saw him running on the treadmill next to her, Spencer Marshall had fallen head over heels in love with Brandon Montgomery. After Spencer has a near-death experience she would rather forget, they do their best to move on with their lives, leaving their past behind them.

Thankful for a fresh start and eager to move on with her life, Spencer focuses on helping her best friend Ryan Kennedy plan her wedding. Everything seems to be going as planned when someone from Brandon’s past reappears. Can Spencer and Brandon survive the coming days as they struggle to deal with ghosts from the past?

Who is Kimberly Knight?

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Office Manager/Paralegal by day, Author by night. Oh who is she kidding, she writes at work too!

What would you like to know? Send her an email at [email protected]

You can also find more about Kimberly on Twitter, Facebook and her website (links below).

Website: http://authorkknight.blogspot.com/

Twitter username: @author_kknight

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKKnight

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FYI all, Christa Cervone has put her e-book Broken on sale for $.99, awesome story for less than a buck.

Teresa Mummert has put Suicide Note on sale for $.99 as well.

Pick up these to books, you can follow the link in their reviews here on the blog, or find them at your favorite online bookseller.

 

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Well we’re still fully ensconced in our BAE read-a-thon, we’ll have reviews for books by Raine Miller, and C.J. Roberts this weekend.  I’m also pouring over my own book tweaking like a mad-woman before I send it to the editor Monday morning…  So look for reviews tomorrow probably, until then, let’s have a little musical interlude…

For a mellow vibe:

Augustana- Boston

If you’re feeling feisty, lace up your Docs and have a little bit of the Drop=Kicks:

Shipping up to Boston-DKM

So, did any of you go to the BAE, who’d you meet?  What books did you pick up?  How long did you stand outside?

 

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metaIn honor of Evie & Scarlett’s all-time favorite book boyfriend, Travis Maddox, and the highly anticipated release of Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Metamorphosis will be on sale for $.99 from Wednesday, 3/20, to Monday, 4/1.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B3KPBSW?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

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There will be more reviews this week from authors who were featured at last weekend’s Boston Author Event, I promise, I’ve just been down with a migraine for the majority of the last three days.

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So yesterday was the Boston Author Event at the Omni, I went to see some friends, meet fellow book lovers, buy some books and meet some kick-ass authors.  After 90 minutes outside in the windy shadow of the Omni, I signed in, made my blogger tag, bought a book or two and decided to dive into the mayhem that was the Kennedy room at the Omni, lots and lots of book lovers hoping to meet authors they love, and authors wanting to show some love to their loyal readers, it was a great vibe.

I got to speak with all but one person I’d wanted to, and that was only due to my stupidity in not re-checking the map before I left the room, I’m still seriously kicking myself for not stopping at Karinna Halle’s table… seriously, Sins & Needles is a kick ass book I (like I’m sure everyone who was not an idiot and stopped at her table) wanted to tell her how much I truly enjoyed the book.  I will now be obsessive at every future event making sure I miss no one I need to see.

I did stop and talk to, buy books from, ask to sign my Kindle, handed out that cute little card to the following authors: C. J. Roberts, Colleen Hoover, Denise Grover Swank, Georgia Cates, K.A. Linde, Katie Ashley, Maggi Meyers, Jessica Park, Andrea Randall, Rebecca Donovan, R.L Matthewson, S.C Stephens, Tara Sivec, Tarryn Fisher, and Tina Reber.  Also Michelle Pace, who was not a featured author, but who wrote Fury, and has a new book coming out April 1, that we can’t wait to share with you, she shared it with me this morning and as soon as I get through the other 10 reviews for my BAE event that’ll be next, maybe even with a contest… because we’re trying to do those now, show some love to my readers and all, since you’re all awesome… and stuff…

15  really wonderful interactions, and then some.   I will say my three biggest fan-girl gushes were RL Matthewson, Georgia Cates and Katie Ashley.  All of these ladies could not have been any nicer, it was a long day, a warm room and a LOT of books to sign, and each one was kind, signed whatever we plopped down in front of them, and had a personal conversation with everyone in line.  There was a sweet young girl in front of me, who one-clicked a book by Tara Sivic after we had stopped to talk to her and I rambled on and on and on about how fucking funny Seduction and Snacks is, seriously it is, and if you don’t own it go buy it now… and then come back and finish reading this post.

This was the first year for this event, so as you imagine there were some glitches and I understand that there was a decent size group that didn’t get in due to time constraints.  The staff running and working this event did an amazing job, and the volunteers kept people moving along, and kept the crowd as controlled as you can, what with us all being a bunch of book crazed ladies (and a fella or two) set loose on our favorite authors.

I’m hopeful they will host something similar next year, but in a bigger venue with lots and lots more authors, and maybe not on the biggest holiday weekend of the year as far as Boston is concerned (seriously trying to get out of Boston, sitting in a train station with a thousand drunk people while your train has been cancelled due to a train collision in New Haven is so NOT fun).  I will wear much more comfortable shoes and bring a rolling bag, I’m pretty sure I’m going to be crooked for a few days.

I’ve got lots and lots of pretty new signed books for the shelf, an amazing dinner with some even more amazing friends from my book group, and THE most delicious pear martini with some fellow bloggers, then I crashed out by 10, smacked with a migraine but surrounded by a cloud of literary love.  This morning I went to a brunch with one of the authors and met some really awesome gals, Sue, Mui…and I am so, SO sorry I can’t remember the other two names… please forgive me, and thank you for letting me be part of your group and conversation this morning, and to all the other awesome ladies I met there as well.

I highly suggest that, if you can make it happen, you attend an author signing, it was a day I won’t soon forget and some wonderful contacts and maybe even some new friends were made.

Keep tuned for the next two weeks for more reviews by the awesome wordsmiths listed above, I’ll keep reading if you keep writing ladies!

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Andie Wardlow and Stephanie!

You each win a copy of Broken, please contact me at [email protected] with your contact information and whether you’d like an e-book, or want to wait for a signed hard copy.

Congrats, and thanks for all the awesome stories everyone!  Also a big thanks to Christa for being our first author interview!

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nametagThis weekend the Boston Authors Event is happening, and I’m excited for a ton of reasons, great authors, signed copies of books, meeting up with some of my FB book group friends… martinis… you know the simple things in life.

In preparation for the BAE, I wanted to read at least one book from each author going, who writes in a genre I enjoy, sorry shifters and paranormal stuff, but you just aren’t my cup of wolfsbane.

So as I read these books this week, I’ve got quite a few, we’ll be posting reviews from some of the featured authors and linking back to some we may have already reviewed.

Up first is Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.  Then we’ve got books from Tara Sivec, Katie Ashley, CJ Roberts, Andrea Randall, Georgia Cates, RL Matthewson, Tina Reber, Tarryn Fisher, Raine Miller… and the list goes on.  We’ll be highlighting these authors over the next two weeks, because even though I’m a fast reader there’s no chance in hell I’m going to finish everything on my TBR for this event.

Looking forward to seeing folks this weekend, BAE has been awesome and has set up a table for bloggers to register and get name tags, so if you’re a regular reader, or a new reader, or you like my glasses, look for me and be sure to say hi!  I’ll be the redhead, wearing glasses, and carrying a huge tote bag full of awesome!

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ALWAYS ON MY MINDIt’s finally here! You’ve swooned as each of the Sullivan siblings took their turn to fall in love, the whole time wondering, “But what about Naughty?” Well, Lori, the spicy Sullivan sister finally gets her chance at a happily-ever-after. No one ever said it would be easy, but, my, is it amazing!

To celebrate the big launch day of ALWAYS ON MY MIND, book #8 in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance series, I’d like to share an excerpt with you.

New to The Sullivans? Never to worry. You can begin your journey of falling in love right aside these charismatic and cool siblings with any of the eight books in the series. Here’s a recap of the books that have come before–click their links to learn more and to access purchase links. Woohoo!

 

And, of course, you can pick up your copy of ALWAYS ON MY MIND at Amazon Kindle US,

Apple iBookstore,

Barnes & Noble,

Kobo,

 

Now onto the excerpt!

Being in his arms, being touched by Grayson was nothing like any lovemaking she’d ever experienced before. Yes, Lori knew how to make sure she came while in bed with a man, whether he was focused on her pleasure or not, but with Grayson she knew she wouldn’t need to do one damn thing to make sure she was satisfied.

He was still wearing his wet flannel shirt and thick jeans, and the contrast of the rough fabric against her bare skin as she writhed against him only inflamed her more. But then he was putting his hands on her waist and holding her back from his body. She didn’t know why, couldn’t get her brain to process a single reason he might not want to keep touching her, until she felt the heat of his gaze all across the surface of her skin and suddenly understood.

No one had ever looked at her like this, as though she was a gift he’d never expected to find waiting for him…and he couldn’t think of one thing he’d done to deserve it.

Needing to touch him, she tried to move back into his arms, but he held her where she was.

“I’m not done looking yet,” he growled.

Even in lovemaking he was bossy, and that realization should have made her pull away, should have reminded her that they were no good together. Instead, it made her want him with a fierceness that stunned her.

For Lori, life had always been a journey of jumping from one high peak to another, with the occasional dip into a shallow valley. At least, until everything had come to a head after Victor had chipped away at her piece by piece over the past year and a half. She’d gotten lost in a hole so dark and deep she hadn’t been able to see a way out.

And yet, despite her experience with such extremes, she’d never felt such a powerful craving for anyone, or anything, in her life. Doubts, concerns, worries―none of them had a chance against this craving, against the hunger that was eating her up from moment to moment.

Oh yes, she loved the way Grayson looked at her, but she needed to have his hands, his mouth, on her, too. And thank God, a few moments later, he was moving his hands up from her waist to cup her breasts with such reverence that the gentle heat of his touch stole what was left of her breath away.

“I can’t believe you’re here. That you’re real. That you’re really this beautiful.”

~ excerpt from ALWAYS ON MY MIND, The Sullivans #8, copyright 2013 Bella Andre ~

Holly Smith!

Holly, please send your email information to [email protected], and let us know which e-book seller you use.

Thanks to all who took the time to Like and to visit As Seen… we’re looking forward to running more fun raffles and contests in the future.  If you haven’t already headed over to the interview with Christa Cervone, make sure you do and leave a comment about how you met the love of your life to be entered to win an e-version of Broken, or a signed hard copy which will be available later this month when the print run starts.

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