It's release day for Always Second Best, by the fabulous Elodie Nowodazkij! Today, I'm just posting the book info and tour-wide giveaway info, but keep your eyes open for some fun extras (including another giveaway and a little get-to-know-you with the author!) tomorrow!
James Thompson is an Olympic swimmer with gold medals, world records, and million-dollar sponsorship deals…
But his fiancée Anna White is just an ordinary girl—or so she believes.
When James takes her home for a visit and encounters her childhood friends and sleazy, jealous ex-boyfriend, Grant, he sees for the first time just how far apart their worlds really are.
Anna’s so-called friends undermine and backstab, but James is up for the challenge…
James is determined to make Anna see that while she might have once been an ugly duckling, she is now a stunning swan, and the only woman for him.
As the London World Championships approach, media scrutiny of their relationship intensifies, and an intimate secret is uncovered...making their promise to each other nearly impossible to keep.
Caught up in a whirlwind of press coverage, and championship competition…
James and Anna find the stress almost overwhelming, and they struggle to maintain focus on their goals. But when victory finally appears certain, an old menace resurfaces and threatens to violate all James and Anna hold dear.
Is it possible to have a perfect life?
A perfect love?
Or is perfection just an illusion…
Rebecca, one of four kids to her parents who are both primary school teachers, was born in Wollongong on the south coast of Australia before moving to the country with her family. After a few years of embracing all that country life had to offer, the family relocated to Port Macquarie with its white sand beaches. After a brief period enjoying the sun and the surf they finally settled in Canberra where Rebecca still lives today. But all through her childhood a notepad and a book where never far away. These days Rebecca is an avid reader, and when she isn’t buried in a book or cheering on her beloved football team she’s spending time with her husband Robert and their overly spoilt dog Levi.
Earlier in the month, I reviewedImpossible Choice, the latest in the Unchecked series from author, Sybil Bartel. Today, I am happy to announce that I had the opportunity to interview Sybil (and Imight be fan-girling...just alittle). Without further ado, the nitty gritty straight from the woman of the hour!
Impossible Choice is the continuation of the Unchecked series, begun in book 1,Impossible Promise. In this installment, Layna and Blaze find their fledgling relationship put to the test when, shortly after his deployment to Afghanistan, Blaze is wounded and returns home to recover.
Ok...once you're done drooling at the gorgeousness of that cover, join me in the next paragraph. ;-)
I’m not normally a huge novella fan, but this? This was the novel version of a perfect snack—sweet and salty, and so delicious it leaves you checking to make sure nobody is looking before licking the plate and scavenging for dropped crumbs.
Unbound, the first book in The Guardian Legacies series by Emily Goodwin is the introduction to teenage medium Anora Benson. Though she's always known she is a medium, Anora soon discovers a whole world of beings she never knew existed and powers she didn't know she had.
Hanover Houseby Brenda Novak is the thrilling prequel novella to the author's new Hanover House chronicles, Book 1 of which releases in September 2016. It gives us the history of Hanover House's founding psychiatrist, Dr. Evelyn Talbot, and sets the stage for the opening of the new facility (which will house the United States' worst psychopaths and serial killers) in a remote town in Alaska.
When I was seventeen, I disappeared. I walked out the door of my apartment with a backpack and never looked back. I left the life of Cora Mitchell behind, seeking freedom from my real-life nightmare. But my freedom came with a cost. I lived a fictitious life for the next six years, never letting anyone close enough to see underneath the facade that was Andra Walker. I was content with my simple little life. Until I met Julian. And the moment I started allowing myself to open up, allowing someone to see through the superficial, was the very same moment the Monster from my past would return to find me.
He Saved Me:
I’ve come to understand that I’ll always find her. She’s my north star, my sense of direction. In her, I’ve found my home. She tells me I saved her. But the truth is, she saved me.
But nothing good can ever last. Andra’s keeping secrets. She’s holding something back. I’m trying, desperately, to anchor her. To let me in, to let me help.
But will all my efforts end up with a ghost of a girl I love?
I'm used to disappearing. Vanishing into thin air, without a trace of who I've been or where I've gone.
But it’s so much harder to do with a broken heart and no hope for a happy ending. Sometimes the only people who can put all the pieces of us back together are the ones we least expect to. That's what Julian did for me.
Julian found me. But now, all Six wants is to keep me locked up, away from the world, away from the Monster. I can't live like that. It's not living at all. Because I still have unfinished business.
And I'm going to make sure the Monster gets what’s coming to him