Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pretty Little Lies - Jennifer Miller **Manda's Review**

Pretty Little Lies- Jennifer Miller

Okay, Let me start by saying, It takes a lot for me to genuinely laugh out loud at a book. Like, not giggle and say “oh well that was cute” or say “awww” but literally laugh out loud so hard I had tears in my eyes because parts of this book were so amazingly funny that I couldn’t help myself.
Lets Refresh:
Olivia is a girl who was completely in love with her high school sweetheart, when she overheard a conversation between him and his mother, she ran. She ran from her heartbreak to Boston to start over. She went to school, became a journalist, got married in Vegas on spring break, waited a few years, got cheated on, and got divorced. That is the beginning of this book in just a nutshell. She is a bright girl who works on a fashion blog and writes for different magazines. She seems to have it all to the outside world. Until she came home early one day and found her husband in the sack with a bimbo. She knocks the bimbo in the teeth and kicks husband in a place where the sun doesn’t shine and leaves. 6 months later, she is divorced. However, her husband Deacon doesn’t want the divorce. He has been and continues to be mean to her, treats her badly, grabs her, leaves bruises and she finally just had enough and leaves. Back to Chicago she goes, to start over. Again.
When she returns to Chicago she goes through some emotional turmoil. Her best friend Pyper (who is ass-tastic by the way) is there to pick up all of her pieces, put her back together and get her out into the world again. Pyper has so much spunk that she gets Olivia join a dating site to try to “get her back out there”.... (Pyper has so much spunk that I wanted to join a dating site after reading about it. HAHA.)  Olivia seems to be doing okay and then BAM she runs into the boy. The boy, that broke her heart. Enter: Luke.
Luke just wants a chance to tell her how much he loves her and he never stopped and that what she overheard was not meant the way it came out and truthfully, Luke, does a great job. He gets her to open up and he gets her to look passed all the drama that has been caused and created by running. He gets her to realize what she has been running from is exactly what she really needs, until....... dun dun dun, Enter: Deacon,  and then, CH!
I LOVED this book. I loved the spunk of Pyper, I loved the heart of Luke, I loved the Characters that Jennifer made around the Star of the book. I loved the quirks that the dating site dates had, I ADORED the Fashion tips at the beginning of each of the chapters and I absolutely loved loved loved the Pea Green Beanie Babies. I would read it again, and I more than likely will. She did an amazing job writing each of these characters and each of their personalities fit them perfectly. I cannot wait for Book 2. Jennifer Miller is now on my “Authors to look for” list. She is amazing and her writing talent goes above and beyond in Pretty Little Lies. This chick gives it 5 outta 5 stars!
~~~~~ Manda; 2chicksandablog

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****COVER REVEAL*** Derek by Dawn Martens

Derek (Resisting Love 4) by Dawn Martens

Publication date - Fall 2013

Rylie Sullivan hasn’t had an easy life. She is broken, so broken she doesn’t think she will ever be fixed. When she meets Derek, he barges into her life and tries to break down the walls she has so carefully construed to keep what’s left of her safe. When Rylie’s past mixes with her present, will Derek stand by her and help her survive? Or will he bail for the next pretty thing?

Derek Tremaine has had it easy. Coming from a wealthy family and blessed with good looks, Derek has breezed through life. After years of one night stands, and a few half ass attempts at relationships, Derek has almost given up on ever finding the woman for him. When he sees Rylie however, he can’t help but be drawn to her. Rylie is different, more so than any other person Derek has met. Rylie’s beauty- her tattoos, piercings and beautiful blonde dreads drew him in, but it’s her sweet, kind nature that makes him want to stay around and protect her. Winning Rylie’s heart will be his greatest challenge yet, but Derek knows the reward will be more than worth it. 
Which is why Derek has no intentions of letting her go.

Author Bio :
Julie Walker thought she found true love with Jase. Until he betrayed her in the worst way, with one of he
 I'm Dawn. I co-wrote a two books (Chase and Kade) with fellow author Chantal Fernando, in the Resisting Love. We went solo on three of the books, she wrote Ryder, and she is writing James, and I'm writing Derek.
Also working on a book currently with my friend Isabella Bearden, called A Second Chance!
AND I'm currently writing a book with good friend Emily Minton called Whiskey Lullaby. 
I drink too much, Swear too much, and Read too much. Yes I read too much. I don't have a filter, and I tend to speak before I think.
I'm a beta reader for many authors, I'm on a few authors ARC list, because apparently I'm THAT awesome. ;) And I also Edit. Not a professional, but I do help a few with that.
I have two children, 5&2, and have another on the way. They bug the shit outta me, but hey, that's what kids are supposed to do. ;) Married since 2007. He's amazing, but he's also a bigger pain in my ass than my kids are.
I love to read. and I love being able to write stories that *I* want to read!
I couldn't do this without the help of some very special friends!


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July 31 - SPOTLIGHT - Steal My Heart by Lisa Eugene

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Synopsis steal my heart coverMaggie Lawson is an OR nurse, a certified germaphobe! She likes to keep things clean and orderly. When she meets Ex-Navy SEAL, Gabe Masters, on the New York City subway, he’s disguised as a dingy, dirty hobo. She cringes as she’s forced to use her nursing skills to revive him. Gabe Masters narrowly escaped his latest assignment, but concerned about the data he's stolen, he slips it into the pocket of the nurse who came to his aide. Attempting to retrieve it, he breaks into her apartment. What he finds is that his angelic savior is not as compliant as he’d hoped. And Maggie finds that her hobo patient is a ‘dirty boy’ in more ways than one! After being forced to do his bidding, she unwittingly gets entangled in a dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure that tests the boundaries of her spirit and the capacity of her heart. Gabe’s passion spirals her to unimaginable heights. She soon starts to wonder if he is the real danger. They learn to trust each other as they try to figure out who is after them. As the mystery unfolds they also realize the significance of the research data that was stolen and its monumental importance. Will Maggie be able to convince this professional thief to do the right thing? Will she succumb to this ‘dirty boy’ who’s keeping secrets about his past, or will she chose to keep things clean? Gabe Masters has always walked away. That’s how he’s lived his life. No commitments. No ties. He’s lived years with pain and guilt. Will he be able to give his heart to this woman who finally brings him peace, or will he do what he does best and walk away? Meet the Author Lisa Eugene lives on Long Island, NY with her husband an three rambunctious kids. Between juggling a full time job and being a soccer mom, she enjoys a good romance. Mrs. Eugene has been in the medical field for over twenty years. Her books also have a medical suspense theme. Her first book, Strictly Business, a contemporary erotic romance, is a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Annual International Award Contest. Social Links
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BLOG TOUR STOP - Tracks by Sarah Biermann


When Harvard Law student, Dylan Ackhart, moves to Boston with her best friend- the last thing she expects to find is Jeremy Mason. Jeremy is sexy, smart, and passionate- and currently the most famous rock star in the world.

From the first moment Dylan meets Jeremy, she's attracted to him. But she soon finds the fame and press can wear on you. Plus, Jeremy seems to be hiding things from her- including his relationship with the mysterious blue-haired girl.

Tracks takes you on a ride through the not so glamorous side of dating a rock star- sex, drugs, rock and roll.


Tracks is only available on Amazon through August. After August, it will also be available on Nook.


Sarah Biermann, RN, BSN was born Wilmington, Delaware and grew up in Claymont. She attended Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington for high school, majoring in creative writing. She went on to Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA for her Associates Degree in Nursing. She recently graduated Drexel University with her BSN in nursing and is currently in their Masters program for nursing education. Sarah's nursing specialty is in drugs and alcohol detox and rehab.

Sarah has been married to her husband, Jon, for 8 years. She has two beautiful daughters: Anna, age 7, and Quinn, age 2. They live in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.

She enjoys reading, singing, art, music, television, going to the movies, Hershey Park, and writing. "Tracks"- the first book in the "Rock Bottom" series- is her first book.

Sarah is currently working on the second book in the "Rock Bottom" series- titled "Trials"- coming soon.


1. Kiss From a Rose- Seal
2. Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
3. In Your Eyes- Peter Gabriel
4. Mirrors- Justin Timberlake
5. Big Shot- Billy Joel
6. Happiness is a Warm Gun- Beatles
7. Baby's on Fire- Jonathan Rhys Meyers
8. Barely Breathing- Dunkin Sheik
9. Behind Blue Eyes- The Who
10. Breaking the Habit- Linkin Park
11. Extraterrestrial- Katie Perry
12. Circle The Drain- Katie Perry
13. Hummingbird Heartbeat- Katie Perry
14. Heroin- The Velvet Underground
15. Come To Your Senses- show "Tick Tick Boom!"
16. I Want You/She's So Heavy- Beatles
17. Locked Out Of Heaven- Bruno Mars
18. Your Song- Elton John
19. I Drink Alone- George Thorogood
20. Take A Bow- Rihanna
21. This Time- Jonathan Rhys Meyers
22. While My Guitar Gently Weeps- Beatles

2 Chicks and a Blog -Ashley's Review

So, let me start off by saying HOLY HELL.  Today was a big day for me, my sister having a baby and all (Hi Liam, Auntie Ashley loves you) and I almost, ALMOST, emailed the organizer of this tour requesting a different date to do our tour stop.  I'm BEYOND happy that I didn't.

Dylan is a graduate college student who moved to a new town to attend a new school with her best friend, Theresa (hey my best friend was Teresa too!!) when they attend a concert that may change the course of sweet Dylan's life forever.

Taunted by a terrible childhood and a tainted past, will Dylan be able to allow herself to just let her hair down and have some good old fashioned fun.

It's 2:27 AM EST and I am STILL not finished with Tracks but I also can't stop.  I had to start my review early.  I'm at 37% and just finished one of the best, well written scenes EVER.  I would easily put this scene in my "Top Ten Need To Change My Panties" highlight reel.  SWEET JESUS!

I didn't know, in the beginning of the book, if I would be captured enough to finish.  It almost seemed like one of those coming of age books. Don't get me wrong, I love coming of age books, just wasn't in the mood for one of those tonight.  Thank sweet baby Jesus that I was WRONG!!!  I'm FLOORED!!!

I really hope that the next book is a continuation of this book because I feel like I'm left wanting more.  How does their  story end?  Sober?  Back on track with the relationship?  Scott?  

I'm gonna go ahead and say this book ends on a cliff that leaves me NEEDING more.  EXCELLENT read, great plot, terrifying scenes, heart breaking break ups .. .GAHHHHH

This book has me on the edge .. girl on girl action .. drugs .. rock and roll .. excessive drinking .. crazy best friends .. college life .. hot and wild sex ... THIS. BOOK. HAS. IT. ALL!!!

I'm proudly giving this book 4.5 stars out of 5!!!


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Sunday, July 28, 2013

BLOG TOUR STOP, GIVEAWAY and REVIEW by Manda - In Spades by K. Pinson

We're so proud to be a part of this blog tour.  K. Pinson has been such a HUGE supporter to 2 Chicks and a Blog and we love her deeply for it.  If you haven't purchased In Spades yet, you might want to get on it!!

Avalynn has been running from her past for a couple of years now....never very far but always extremely fast. With an alcoholic father, a void of a mother and a town full of gossip, she struggles to find her place in the world.The only thing that saved her on her path of self destruction is her beautiful little sister, her miracle. Desperately trying to save Abby from a life that Avalynn has been trying so hard to escape from, she plots to take Abby away.The plan going dangerously astray, leaving Avalynn beaten and broken in what once was the hallway mirror in her childhood home. Avalynn finally comes to in the hospital after nearly being beaten to death. Father-Dead, Mother-Missing, Abby-In foster care--Everything changing in the blink of an eye.

Avalynn immediately sets to work to get her life in order , receive custody of precious Abby and focusing every ounce of attention, giving Abby the the life she deserves. Avalynn, now a 22 year old Elementary School Teacher and New Mommy, struggling to raise a beautiful and feisty five year old whom was just diagnosed with Mild Autism Disorder. Lots of challenges for her to face in the midst. Avalynn is ready to go at them all head on if it means Abby is raised in a happy and healthy home. Abby is the only thing she cares about...not even caring about herself or her life...that is...until she meets him. The man that can shatter her entire world with one glance. Their relationship a roller coaster ride from start to finish. One that Avalynn never wants to get off of..but she may not have a choice. Her happily ever after coming to a screeching halt yet again. Heartbreak, love, loss and hope--This story has it all, In Spades.


I picked my fork back up and got really interested in my lunch, curling the noodles around it. I wanted to go out with him, but I was currently having an internal battle about it. Should I go? These words kept internalizing in my head over and over again. I was making no headway on the case of why not to go out with my beautiful stranger, so finally I gave him an answer.
“Oh, what the hell!” I blurted out. “Let’s have dinner. But it’s not a date and Abby cannot know.”
Did that really just come out of my mouth? Wow, my libido is doing the talking for me these days apparently. As much as I shouldn’t get involved, willing myself to be hurt, I was magnetized to this man. My body screaming at me every time I brought out my B.O.B. after feeling the invasion of Daxton and the pleasure that ensued. His presence was always stepping over my boundary line, making me a more confident woman. I liked this version of myself. He looked shocked, but gave me a simple nod. It only took about two seconds for his cocky, self-assured alter ego to stride back out onto the playing field.
 “My place or yours?” he said and bit his lip.
The man had beautiful, full lips. I wanted to lunge across my desk and take a nibble.
“A restaurant, in the open, with Mexican or Italian food, with people surrounding us, in the open, that’ll do.” I stumbled over my words like a pro.
“You’re cute when you’re all affected by me.” Daxton smiled wide, winked again and exited my classroom.

He looked over his shoulder and whispered “Be at my place at eight, I’ll cook mexi-lasagna.”

2 Chicks and a Blog - Manda's Review

...well Miss Pinson, I have to say you sucked me in and kept me there til the very end. Avalynn is the bad ass older sister of a sweet little girl named Abby. A sister which she saved from torment and torture from her sick father. Avalynn ran away only to come back for the sweet little girl when her father killed her mother and hid her body and then took his own life.. I didn't expect to be completely intrigued with her and I was. She is a bad ass in more ways than one. Takes care of Abby as her own, works 2 jobs and seems to have it all together. ... until she doesn't. Enter our Bad boy, Daxton. Ok, not so much a bad boy but a hot guy in a band who absolutely melts your heart with not only his falling in love with Ava, but welcoming the sweet girl Abby into his heart as well. With twists and turns and ups and downs, this story left me wanting. Wanting more of Dexton, wanting more of Ava and definitely wanting more of the next book. I waited a long time to read In Spades, and I will say it was definitely worth the wait. I give it 4 outta 5 stars!!!

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22 years old. Lives in a small farm town. Work full times as a Manager for an assisted living program for mentally challenged adults. I love my job. :) Getting my degree in music therapy.


Don't forget to check out the 2nd book in the Mirrored Series by K. Pinson

Title: House of Cards (Mirrored #2)

Expected Release date – August 2013

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Daxton James holds the world in the palm of his hands. He has finally met the love of his life and is more than ready to start a family with her and her precious daughter, Abby. He has the best friends that anyone could ask for, a career doing two things he loves the most-music and helping people and his family piecing themselves back together, slowly but surely. Everything has fallen into place in his life and he couldn't be more happy about it.

There is only one problem---He can’t remember any of it.

Daxton was involved in a serious accident which has left him fighting for his life, while his loved ones wait in the midst, unsure if he is even going to come out of it alive. Thankfully he does, but his short term memory can’t say the same. He only remembers the Daxton he had been years previous. The playboy, the rock star and hopelessly devoted to a woman that is not Avalynn Wright.

The doctors tell Avalynn to just let his memory come back on it’s own and to not push him too much, fearful that forcing his memory will cause permanent scarring and trauma. Avalynn is so thankful to have Daxton alive, that if letting him go will keep him happy and healthy, she will do just that, even if it means killing off herself; bit by bit. Avalynn struggles to get a grasp on what is a reality and what is created by the stresses of her life which causes her to downward spiral, with nobody there to break her fall.

Will Avalynn and Daxton make it through this or is their relationship built only as strong as a House of Cards, ready to crumble at any moment?

Saturday, July 27, 2013

****COVER REVEAL**** For Now by Nicole Deatherage

Nicole is an Arizona native who loves to read. She picked up her first Harlequin at the age of 12 (much to her father’s dismay) and hasn’t stopped reading romance novels since. “For Now” is her debut novel, although she has about 3 partially written books on her computer.
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Title: For Now
Author: Nicole Deatherage
Blurb: After being dumped the day before her wedding, Leigh stopped believing in 'happily ever after'. She moved forward, picked up the pieces, and decided that having a physical relationship with her brother's best friend, Jax McKay, would be the perfect way to jump start her new single status. She knows he doesn't do commitment, and that's exactly what she needs. Jax had always thought of Leigh as unobtainable. Not only was she his best friend's little sister, but until recently she was spoken for. When she propositions him, he devises a plan to make her his, even though he knows she’s only looking for something temporary. Will he be able to keep her for always, or only For Now?
Expected Publication Date: October 2013

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Friday, July 26, 2013

**COVER REVEAL AND GIVEAWAY** Heaven Sent by Hilary Storm - A 2 Chicks Favorite Author

Okay.  Here's the deal.  I got the information last night about this book cover and was FLOORED.  Hilary and her cover designer MGBookCovers did an AMAZING job with this cover.  I want to print it and paste it to my wall at work (but I would probably get fired for sexual harassment).  Check out this cover and put Heaven Sent on your TBR!  Taron .. OH MY HELL

The Rebel Walking Series continues with Taron and Ivy's story, Heaven Sent.  The explosive chemistry that these two share ignites a relationship of epic proportions. 

He has been dubbed 'the panty stealer', but Taron Walker has his eyes set on the beautiful, full of life, Ivy Adams.  Ivy doesn't usually put up with the player type, yet there is something about Taron that has her intrigued.  Taron must leave to go on tour with Rebel Walking and Ivy will be left to face serious struggles on her own.  Will she reach out to Taron for help, or will she push him away?  Can these two find happiness in each other's arms, or will they tear each other's world apart?

A Little Bit About Hilary:

Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Enid, Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting and has a full time job as an accountant. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the author of the 'Rebel Walking' Series. Book One: 'In a Heartbeat' is due to release in June.

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***COVER REVEAL AND GIVEAWAY*** Katie Mac's Searching for Tomorrow


What happens when you find the one person who completes you, and then life conspires against you? How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Katie and Tripp met on the playground the first day of third grade when Tripp tried to rescue Katie from Zack, her twin brother. A lifelong friendship that later blossomed into love began that day.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Katie boxes her grief up and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Katie relives her times with Tripp while struggling most days to even get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

Zack is Katie's twin brother and was Tripp's best friend. Having lost his own love, he dedicates himself to helping Katie put her life back together. Throw in a mother-in-law who torments at every turn and poor Katie can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for tomorrow. 

Author Interview:

Tell us 5 surprising things about yourself.
  • 1.     I am a PK. If you know what that means, then you know what that means.
    2.     I have always wanted to be a red head with long, beautiful corkscrew curls.
    3.     No matter what I’m doing, I would rather be outside, day or night, hot or cold, rain or shine.
    4.     I was awarded two separate scholarships when I graduated high school. One was a teaching fellowship and the other was for writing.
    5.     I love to cook, almost as much as I like to eat. I spent a couple of years as a private cook for a local family and loved every minute of it

    What is your writing environment?

At the moment, I have a makeshift office in my pantry! If need be, I can shut the door and cut off part of the noise. I hope to have a more permanent space soon.

One of your favorite quotes.

                  To whom much is given, much is required.          

Random things about my novel.

Just a bit of nonsense. I am Kathryn Anne, and my two sisters are Rebekah Elizabeth and Sarah Margaret. My husband is Channing, and my son is Zachary. One of my daughters is Elizabeth, and I still have to work my daughter Brittany into the book. Highlands is my most favorite place in the world to go when my soul need refreshing. Last, but not least, I actually had a great-grandma Tiddy!

Flirting Questions

What does love feel like? 

Warm, fuzzy, secure, safe, sheltered

How did you meet your significant other? 

In the lobby of the bank that I worked in. I was on all fours under a Christmas tree tightening the screws in the base. What can I say? Baby got back!

If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be? 

Any trip I take with Hubs is romantic. One of his favorite things to do is to whisk me away to wine and dine me.

Do you believe in love at first sight? 

Absolutely! Ask me how I feel about my grandson Grayson!

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About this author If you are reading this, I think you should know that "About me" sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I am supposed to write about, so here it goes!
Katie Mac is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Katie likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!
Katie was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Katie doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Katie loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!/span></span><o:p></o:p></div>
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