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Friday, August 26, 2016

HEA Book Tours PR & More Presents: Last Dance by Zoe Blackwood; #Booktour, #OutNow




LAST DANCE by Zoe Blackwood

A Novella
Rating:  3.5 Stars
Told in the first person.


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from HEA Book Tours and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


— SYNOPSIS —


My name is Parker, and this is my story. It is Joey’s story as much as it is mine, because she is the girl that I will love until I take my last breath. She is the light in the darkest corner and the person whose hand I hope to hold on my last day.

We never know when that might be: The end. The last dance. I didn’t know when mine would be. I didn’t know a lot of things. The best lessons in life hurt the most. That was the thing about betraying the person you loved, there was no way to take it back.

If you can, learn from my mistakes. We never realize what matters the most until we’re faced with losing it, and sometimes not until it’s gone.


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— Short Excerpt —

As soon as it was in place, a jeweled crown over her brown hair, I was tossed back to that first night outside the theater when I’d noticed her standing there in a little dress that hugged her figure. Her hair was swaying and she was smiling that big, incredible smile she had when she was mostly unaware of how captivating and beautiful she was.


My Thoughts:

Parker “Park” James is a man that is the product of his time period.  He sees dollar signs and not the consequences for his actions.  Park and his girlfriend, Joey, seem to need a stimulant in order to enjoy the physical side of their relationship.  But he also uses that excuse for outside of their relationship as well.

This is a story that will have you remembering a time in our history when people hated war and love and drugs were free flowing.  It made me remember my own time of still being in high school.  One thing Park and I had in common was the love of a certain band.  It also reminded me of a film we had to watch called Go Ask Alice.  If you haven’t seen it you may want to check it out.

What impressed me was that the author did not try to glamorize the use or selling of drugs.  It shows what happens to a person that gets into that lifestyle.  This is supposed to be a romance but for me I just didn’t feel it especially with Park’s current situation.  For me, I just didn’t feel that certain connection when there’s something going on between two characters.  One thing that I liked about the story was how realistic it seemed to be.  I also liked how Joey finally woke up and made a decision that finally had an impact on Park’s life.

You hope to like each story you read but it’s not always possible.  That doesn’t mean that you stop reading the author.  Plus there were parts of the book that I did like.  Our author gives us an ending that may be considered both happy and sad.  Not everything in life can be cut and dried.  And this was one more thing that I liked about this story and makes it true to life.  It’s also a story that could have easily been set in today’s society – shows not much has changed.
 


— ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Zoe Blackwood is a pseudonym for author, Kim Streible. She resides in Kentucky, surrounded by various wildlife and dogs, because as long as she can remember, there's always been a dog in the house. She hates getting lost on back country roads and sushi. She loves Batman, music and 80's romantic comedies.



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InkSlinger PR Presents: A Secret Affair Anthology; #Cover Reveal, #ComingSoon, #PreOrder, #99Pennies

We're so thrilled to share the stunning cover of A SECRET AFFAIR with you today! A SECRET AFFAIR is a sinful anthology featuring stories from Carina Adams, Jeannine Colette, Leddy Harper, Nicole Hart, Lauren Runow, Stephie Walls, & SL Ziegler. All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to The Bookworm Box. See the gorgeous cover, find out more about the collection, and preorder your copy below!


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How gorgeous is this cover??

 About A SECRET AFFAIR (Releases October 18th!)

Everyone wants to sample forbidden fruit. A single taste is never enough to satisfy the craving.
The coach you desperately want to learn a few things from…
An intern you meet on the streets of Chicago…
The underage neighbor you can’t stay away from…
A bearded bartender you lust after despite the ring on your finger…
The airman you want even though he’s under your command…
A young doctor who crosses moral boundaries…
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Dig into one sinful collection of seven stories all with one common theme—Forbidden Love.

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All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to The Bookworm Box.

About the Authors:

Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.

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Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection—a series of stand alone novels inspired by her love of travel. By the time this anthology is published, she will have birthed her third child and will be wired on coffee from sleepless nights!

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Leddy Harper is an emotional romance writer who creates worlds very much like your own. Her heroes could be your neighbor. Her heroines could be your cousin. And her happily ever afters could be yours.

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Nicole Hart is a contemporary romance author who likes to include a little smut in the mix. She's just a small town girl who believes in Happily Ever After.

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Lauren Runow is a magazine publisher by day and an erotic novelist by night. Her only vice is coffee and she swears it makes her a better mom!

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Stephie Walls is a book whore with a penchant for dramatic romance, killing off characters and untraditional HEAs.

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SL Ziegler is a mother, writer, and reader. She loves wine and getting lost in words.

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InkSlinger PR Presents: Bad Habit Series by J.T. Geissinger; #OnSale

J.T. Geissinger's BAD HABIT series is on sale now - get the two book bundle on Amazon just for $4.05! If you love rockstars, you do not want to miss meeting Nico and A.J.!

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sweet_as_sinAbout SWEET AS SIN

Twentysomething Kat Reid is loving life as an in-demand Hollywood makeup artist. She has absolutely no interest in rock ’n’ roll, but in order to pay the mortgage, she agrees to work on the set of a rock video for the world-famous rockers known as Bad Habit…which brings her face-to-face with Nico Nyx, lead singer of Bad Habit and Adonis in the flesh.

However, the fiercely independent Kat isn’t impressed by the hard-living, womanizing rock star. But when Nico’s model girlfriend shows up to the set drunk and Kat is tapped to replace her as the video’s sexy bride, her combustible chemistry with Nico suddenly threatens to consume the set. Nico feels it, too—and becomes determined to win Kat over, body and soul. Yet behind his rock god swagger, Nico hides a dark secret. Can he rock Kat’s world forever, or will he just break her heart?

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Geissinger-MakeMeSin-19399-CV-FT-V3 (1)About MAKE ME SIN

Chloe Carmichael’s life feels pretty sweet—she’s both maid of honor and florist for her best friend’s A-list wedding, things are getting serious with her boyfriend, and her flower shop is about to get a spread in a national magazine. But it all quickly turns sour whenever the best man, Bad Habit drummer A.J. Edwards, shows his face…his handsome, unforgettable face. A.J. is everything Chloe doesn’t want: tattooed, selfish, and all-around bad news. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?

Goody two-shoes Chloe isn’t exactly A.J.’s type, either, but the chemistry between them is undeniable. A.J. will be the first to say he isn’t a saint, but there’s something he’s not saying—something that would devastate Chloe. The only way he can protect her is to push her away, but the drummer finds he needs her now more than ever. When a wedding-day confrontation reveals secrets they’re both hiding, will Chloe and A.J. ever find their rhythm again?

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About J.T. Geissinger:

J.T. Geissinger is an award winning and best-selling author of dark, sexy romance.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and was a finalist for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

She lives in California with her husband, on whom all her heroes are based.


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