Monday, September 30, 2013

Tuesday Tome: My picks for the week of September 30, 2013

Every Monday I post what books I’m excited about being released for the week. These are the books I’m most interested in reading that are being released this week. (click title to be taken to Amazon ordering page for Kindle format, click the author’s name to be taken to their Twitter page):

Targeted Katie Reus
Cowboy Justice Melissa Cutler
Unbreakable Kami Garcia
Possession J.R. Ward
A Beauty Uncovered Andrea Laurence

*Special Thanks to RT Book Reviews for compiling this list to choose from every week! A great resource on books! Please note that I do not make any money for you to click on these links.*

Saturday, September 28, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Full Throttle by Chelsea Camaron


 Full Throttle (Daddy’s Girls #2.5)Author:  Chelsea Camaron
Genre:  New Adult
Publication Date:  Released June 21, 2013, Rereleased with new cover and fully formatted September 26, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Beyond Repair by Chelsea Camaron


 Beyond Repair (Daddy’s Girls #3)Author:  Chelsea Camaron
Genre:  New Adult
Publication Date: Released April 3, 2013, Rereleased new cover September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Salvaged by Chelsea Camaron + COACH bag #Giveaway!

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Salvaged (Daddy’s Girls #2)Author:  Chelsea Camaron
Genre:  New Adult
Publication Date: Released April 5, 2013, Rereleased edited version June 15, 2013, Rereleased new cover and fully formatted September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Who doesn't love a Beautiful Bastard?



Beautiful Player will be released on October 29th, and here's your chance to ask the authors ANY QUESTION YOU WANT! I'll be choosing the TOP 5 submissions for an EXCLUSIVE Q & A with Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the dynamic duo behind some of the hottest men in fiction! Click below submit your questions!


Submissions will be accepted between September 25th and October 9th.

COVER REVEAL: Restore My Heart by Chelsea Camaron


Restore My Heart (Daddy’s Girls #1)Author:  Chelsea Camaron
Genre:  New Adult
Publication Date: Released Feb 26, 2013, Rereleased with the edited version June 15, 2013, Rereleased with new cover and fully formatted September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

GIVEAWAY WINNER! $5 Amazon Gift Code!

When I started blogging several years ago, I never thought that social media would become such an integral part of my life. Through Blogging, Facebook and Twitter I’ve met some of the most awesome people I like to call dear friends and we’ve never even met in person.

When I began Night Reads this past summer, I intended it to be a place where I could journal my thoughts about what I was reading much like I used to do in “the olden days”, but in a much more modern way. I’ve kept reading journals for as long as I could remember; old-school spiral notebooks filled with my chicken scratch, pictures torn from celebrity magazines of who I imagined would be certain characters if said book was ever immortalized in film, and little snippets of my own writing that just turned out to be plain gibberish.

I’ve always loved reading. I read when I wake up in the morning, I read as I eat lunch (as that red greasy spot in my copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire can attest to the deliciousness of that night’s lasagna), I read as I’m bathing my children, and yes, I even read on the toilet (and don’t tell me you’ve never done that, I know you have!). I’m fortunate that my sons seem to have developed a love of the written word that rivals my own, and as much as my oldest will tell you that he hates it, the light shining from under his bedroom door at night as he reads his Captain Underpants and Magic Treehouse books tells me differently.

Social media has influenced me more than anything else the last few years in helping me choose the next book to grace my shelves or the space on my Kindle. I’m so glad to have met all of you in the process!

So last month I decided to create a Facebook Page for this blog and decided, “What the heck? Let’s have some fun and make more friends at the same time!” Having a $5.00 Amazon gift code floating around that I’m doing nothing with (can you believe that?) seemed like a good way to bribe (yes, I said bribe) you all into being new friends! Hey, I was that book nerd girl in the school library that had very few friends as a child, so no, I’m not above bribery. Just ask my kids!

To that end, the winner of the first Giveaway ever on Night Reads is:

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Congratulations to Lee Todd!!! Please send the e-mail address  associated with your Amazon account to to claim your $5.00 Amazon Gift Code. You have 48 hours to respond before another winner is picked.

Gift code will be sent on Friday, September 27, 2013!

PLEASE keep liking and sharing; you never know what I might pull out of my hat next!

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**All comments ( including replies saying the user “liked” the page) were counted excluding those that were posted by the administrator. The screenshot above shows the original post and comments as of the 9:00 AM Pacific Time. Rules for the giveaway instructed those that liked the Night Reads Facebook page to comment on the originating post located at . Only those that commented on the originating post qualified for the giveaway.**

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Pink Pearl by Suzette Marquis (aka Daisy Prescott)


The Pink Pearl
Author: Suzette Marquis aka Daisy Prescott
Age Group: Adult
Genre:  Romantic Comedy, Erotica
Pub Date: August 13, 2013
Misc Info: Kindle, Novella


Cover Reveal: Third Time’s The Charm by Genevieve Dewey

Ebook Cover  
Title: Third Times The Charm (The Downey Trilogy #3)
Author:  Genevieve Dewey
Age Group: Adult
Genre:  Contemporary Fiction
Publication Date:  October 31, 2013
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Blog Tour and Kindle Fire Giveaway - Beautiful Chances by Alicia Rae


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After losing her parents and sister in a tragic car accident, Lily distances herself from those still around her. As she solely focuses on her work, she refuses to form any emotional attachments in fear of struggling through another unbearable loss.

…until Kyle enters her life with his possessive and overbearing personality. Instead of running, Lily finds herself drawn to him. Helping her on a path to healing, Kyle stands by her side and lends her his strength.

A bond is formed, but it is tested when the unthinkable happens.

Can taking a chance on love conquer all?


Friday, September 13, 2013

A note from author Daisy Prescott about National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Instead of my usual Feature Friday post, I thought it would be a better idea to remind you all that September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. It’s as important in the month of September as it is in the next month and the month after that one that every woman is screened regularly for all types of female cancers, including Ovarian Cancer.

A personal note from Daisy Prescott!

“As you may or may not know, September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer, like all cancers, sucks. It especially sucks because I lost a friend to the disease last October. ALE, as she is known to many, was the inspiration for Lizzy in Geoducks. And like Lizzy, she died way too young from fucking cancer. Readers may remember Lizzy as the friend who died five years before Geoducks takes place. She makes a few cameos in the book, including being the brunt of a Kevin Costner corpse joke that ties in with The Big Chill.

I'm rambling.

In honor of ALE and Lizzy, and the numerous other women in this country to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I'm donating 50% of my royalties in September to Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Both ebook and paperback.

Let's pretend it's September 1st and I'm starting this campaign on time...

Buy the book, gift the book. Let's raise some money for ovarian cancer research and kick cancer's ass.”

Added bonus, Geoducks' ebooks will be on a flash sale this weekend for 99 cents!


If you don’t have this book already, get it. You’ll love it as much as I do and it’s for a great cause, National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. If you already have a copy, that’s fantastic! Leave her a review at Amazon or on Barnes and Noble and then gift a copy to a friend!

You can buy Daisy Prescott’s book, Geoducks Are For Lovers at


Click below for more information about National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month or the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance


Monday, September 9, 2013

Tuesday Tomes: My picks for the week of September 9, 2013!

Every Monday I post what books I’m excited about being released for the week. These are the books I’m most interested in reading that are being released this week. (click title to be taken to Amazon ordering page for Kindle format, click the author’s name to be taken to their Twitter page):

Good Intentions - Welcome to Paradise #2 S.L. Scott
Odin’s Murder Kira Gold w/ Angel Lawson
The Wrong Girl Hank Phillippi Ryan
Rose Under Fire Elizabeth Wein
Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl David Barnett

*Special Thanks to RT Book Reviews for compiling this list to choose from every week! A great resource on books! Please note that I do not make any money for you to click on these links.*

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pet Peeve of the Week: A Great Editor Makes a GREAT Book

As the indie publishing market grows, it seems there are more and more self-published and small market publishers flooding the market, both in print and in e-books.

But is the path these new authors taking really better?

In many ways it can be. By self-publishing and using a smaller imprint publisher, the author has more control creatively about how a book is perceived by the public, as well as taking advantage of word of mouth advertising that some of the BIG PUBLISHERS don’t have access to.

One thing I have noticed as of late is that in the author’s rush to get out a new book, the editing suffers. I’m not talking about how a plotline advances or character and story development, but instead I'm referring to the little things; missing words in a sentence, misplaced quotation marks, not continuing character dialogue correctly, and YES (!) even misspellings!

This post is in no way calling out particular authors, just a random (or not so random, I guess) observation.

Here’s one instance:

In a passage in a book I read recently, the author describes the clothes of the characters. She is wearing sweats and he is wearing jeans. As they start to undress, he says that her jeans need to come off.


She is wearing sweats and he is wearing jeans. Remember?

As sexy times start heating up between the two, she notices his *ahem* bulge growing beneath his sweatpants.

She is wearing sweats and he is wearing jeans. Remember?

Another instance occurred using a quotation mark in the wrong place; three appeared altogether in the same sentence. One before the dialogue tag, one at the beginning of the dialogue itself, then at the closing.

I know it sounds like I’m the BIG BAD BOOK NAZI, but I’m really not.

It just disappoints me that it seems some authors tend to skip on paying for good editors. I get it. It’s an expense that you don’t think you need, but you do. It really ruins the enjoyment of a story you love as a reader when you’re suddenly interrupted by something so simple to start reading critically instead of with enjoyment.

I also think a lot of editors are just running these manuscripts through a spell and grammar check and not taking the time to comb through in detail. These authors deserve the type of editing they are paying you for; authors do not need to be robbed by a scam-artist.

I’ve discussed this at length with my book club. I tend to read more indie or lesser-known books than they do, so I tend see these things frequently.

Author friends, do yourself a favor: pay for a GOOD editor.

Editors, do yourself a favor: EDIT THE MANUSCRIPT.

Now I realize I’m probably going to get a lot of shit for this, but it needs to be said. At least by me.

I know I’m not perfect; I know I make a ton of mistakes myself, especially here on this blog. But let’s be real; wouldn’t you rather sit down with a  yummy drink and a deliciously fantastic novel and read with abandon, rather than have to stop and start and get frustrated at a story that’s great, but needs work?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Blog Tour - Excerpt and Giveaway: Between Faith and Fear by J.A. Dennam

Between Faith and Fear Cover
synopsis copyBook 2 of J. A. Dennam's Captive series:

Melanie Parker's life takes a gut-wrenching turn when she wakes up in a crumbling, unfamiliar environment. Even worse, her small child is in the arms of a certifiable killer, but Rena Hellberg isn't the only immediate threat. Melanie's abductor lurks in the shadows, a quiet, hooded stranger who's calling the shots. When she refuses to play the meek hostage, he reveals his darkest secrets in order to gain her cooperation.

Though he can barely trust himself, he can't deny his feelings for a woman he should have left alone. It wasn't his intention to bring her into a world he's trying to break free of, but he refuses to let it destroy her. The formidable legion of enforcers who took him and made him one of their own won't tolerate rebellion of any kind. But they've never dealt with such a stubborn recruit...or one with so much to live for.
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