Wednesday, February 19, 2014

***Blog Tour Stop, Promo Post and Giveaway*** Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros - In Bloom by Katie Delahanty

Full Measures Synopsis:

She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.

Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.

Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.

Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.
Jenn's Review: 

You know sometimes when you finish a book; you close your kindle or the cover and take a deep breath? You take a few minutes and think about what you just read; getting your thoughts together? Once that’s done you are ready to tell the world about this awesome book and how badly it needs to be read? That was me but, it was tough getting there! Let me tell you why…

I started Full Measures in the midst of the big snow storm the other day. I knew I would not be leaving the house, so it was a good time. I had my coffee, kids were playing, and it was great. What I didn’t have was the box of tissues I needed. (Take heed) I was not prepared for the punch in the gut I received shortly after beginning the book! I’m not trying to be funny; although I can smile now. After I began to heal, I then was not ready for the anger that ensued not long after that. It’s been a while since I was THAT mad and I felt it all over! Rebecca had me ready to open a bottle of wine at 10 am and I LOVED every minute of it!

I’ve decided that Ember is one of my all time favorite female characters. She rocks. Josh? He. Is. Amazing. Enough said. I really could go on and on but, I would rather you read the book. I am very much looking forward to reading more of Rebecca’s work. And, I would love to hear what you think after you’ve read Full Measures!

***Josh's Top Ten Songs***
Hey there, thanks for letting me talk to you today.
Ember asked me to give you my top ten songs, and since it’s Valentines Day, I figured I could do that for her. 
I love music.  I love the way it pumps me up before a game, or the way it mellows me out after.  Songs always manage to say what I can’t quite get right, or what I’m just too chicken to say out loud. My tastes are a little eclectic, all over the place, which means there’s genre I’m not a fan of, and it’s always evolving. So here are some my favorite tracks.
10.  For getting pumped up before a game:
Rage Against the Machine - “Know your enemy”
9.   For Mellowing out after the game:
                Kings of Leon- “Closer”
8.  Hanging out with friends:
                Pink Floyd – “Another Brick in the Wall”
7. Song I can’t get off repeat right now:
                Imagine Dragons: “Demons”
6.For when I’d like nothing more than to punch something:
                Limp Bizkit – “Break Stuff”
 5.  Favorite acoustic :
                Eric Clapton – “Layla”
4. Favorite Country song
                Brad Paisley – “I’m still a guy”
3. Guilty Pleasure:
                Lady Gaga – “Just Dance”(don’t ask.)
2.I never get tired of:
                Don Mclean – “American Pie”
1. When I get to spend time with Ember:
Ron Pope – “You’re the reason I come home”
That’s it from me. 
Catch you later,

Rebecca Yarros Bio:

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She's a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

 When she's not writing, she's tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they're currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.

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In Bloom Synopsis:

My name is Olivia Bloom and I. Am. Free.

I left for LA with everything I owned piled into my old Volkswagen and dreams of becoming a costume designer. Little did I know I’d wind up designing for a lingerie company—yeah, not sure how I landed this gig—and taken under the wing of two young Hollywood insiders. The fashion shows and parties were great, but life really got exciting when the seriously hottest lead singer of my favorite band started to fall for me. 

How does someone like me, an ordinary girl from Pittsburgh, wind up in the arms of the world’s sexiest rock star—surrounded by celebrities, fashion, and music—and not be eaten alive? Berkeley is everything I've ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, but the paparazzi, the tabloids, the rumors, it's all getting a bit too crazy. My life has become every girl’s dream come true, if only I don’t blink and lose it all… 

Katie Delahanty Bio:

Katie Delahanty is a fashion designer turned novelist. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA and a Professional Designation in Fashion Design from FIDM. It never occurred to her that she was a writer until an economic-crisis-induced career shift from lingerie designer to e-commerce webmistress led her to start the company blog. Not being an expert in lingerie, she decided to write the blog as a fictional serial starring a girl named Olivia Bloom who worked for the lingerie line. And that’s when Katie fell in love with storytelling. She hasn’t looked back since. Katie lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

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Website/Blog: www.KatieDelahanty.com


From Katie Delahanty, author of In Bloom

One gift basket with the following in it (US and Canada only):

$75 gift certificate to www.InBloomIntimates.com
$25 Amazon gift card
The Remainers Formal Fridays CD
Pink Champagne Cupcake Bath Bomb from www.soapybliss.com
Peach & Coconut Milk Push Up Lotion Pop from www.soapybliss.com
Berry Buttercream Soy Candle from www.JaquaBathandBody.com
Sees milk chocolate foil hearts
Autographed copies of STARSTRUCK and LOVE ME from author Rachel Shukert

Plus, $25 international gift certificate to either Amazon or B&N

From Rebecca Yarros, author of Full Measures

Plus, $25 international gift certificate to either Amazon or B&N