Monday, May 12, 2014

The Trouble with Dating a Movie Star by ZN Willett

A.P. Moore's provocative romance throws her onto the Best Sellers list but Alexandria's life was far from the steamy pages of her romance.

Andrew Hughes, the most desired man in Hollywood was at the height of his career.  nothing could be better, until a chance meeting with Alexandria Moore that went horribly wrong.  The man who had everything soon realized what Hollywood couldn't give him.

Or could it?

An invitation that leads to a premier, offers a second chance, and a Hollywood romance straight out of the pages of a magazine.  Yet, this story will not be filled with butterfly kisses and midnight strolls, but with tangled webs filled with lust, desire, jealousy and deceit.

It is Hollywood after all.

Have you ever experienced that moment when your body starts to tingle uncontrollably, and your heart speeds up?  When you start fidgeting as you try to gain control over your breathing before your mind becomes totally blank?  That moment when you see him for the first time . . . .
Except mine was in a movie theater.  Along with hundreds of other women, that all gasped when Andrew Hughes walked onto the screen.

The trouble started when my best friend Erin brought me to a movie that she had been raving about.  it was during midterms of my freshman year of college, and we both needed a break.  The moment Andrew walked on screen, my heart ached.  My hands actually started to tingle, and the air in my lungs collapsed at the first sight of him.

It was an un-explainable attraction and my body responded in ways it never had before.  I couldn't take my eyes off of him and wanted more of him.  That day changed my life forever.  I couldn't get him out of my mind.  Every waking moment, he was there teasing me and then haunting my dreams.  I wouldn't say I was obsessed, or even a fangirl.  But, I was motivated.  I had found my muse.

Six years later, that muse has helped me to become a best-selling romance author.  No one except Erin knew that Andrew Hughes was the reason to my success, and the primary reason I was able to overcome writer's block.  Writing about romance and having non-existing relationships of my own wasn't motivating.

Author Bio:
I'm the girl who has seen more than she has ever wanted, yet decided to add to that world by writing Hollywood romances.  A northern girl, but a southerner at heart, I love anything and everything about love and romance.  So much that once upon a time I had a career as a wedding and events coordinator.  When I decided to do something I was passionate about, I added my love for travel to the mix.  An avid shoe-aholic, deep down I'm a sappy romantic who happens to believe that love can truly conquer all.

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Nights Embrace by Brandy L. Rivers

It all started with a song.

Roxana Nights was late to another gig, thanks to her first love, and drummer. It’s been years since she
left Jordan, but he won’t let her go. Then she hears a voice that pulls her under a spell and changes her
whole world.

Trevor Malone just moved to Seattle with his band. Music is his only passion, until he lays eyes on
Roxana. He’s never felt anything as strong as the pull to her. Now he needs to find a way to introduce
her to his world.

There’s only one problem. A rival clan won’t rest until they’ve taken Trevor’s down. Unwilling to let old
grudges die, they target Roxy. Trevor will do anything to keep her safe.

Roxy will find that the world she writes is closer to reality than she ever imagined. She’ll also learn that
not all monsters are evil, though some are ruthless.

Will love stay strong when the past comes out? Can they survive the centuries old vendetta?

     She slipped past him, and onto the wings of the stage. Her gaze fell on Mr. Voice who was
tall, dark and smokin’ hot.
     Holy shit, I want to lick him.
     Scuffed combat boots were laced up over black leather pants that clung to muscular thighs,
and his black shirt molded to the most impressive set of abs she had ever seen. Roxy wanted to
trace the ridges with her fingertips.
     He turned, his voice dropping low as his eyes locked on hers. His words enveloped her. “…
you’re the only one.”
     Her heart paused a beat before slamming into her chest at a rapid pace. His full mouth lifted
into a grin that spoke of confidence as he held her full attention. Entranced, she fell deep into his
eyes and the world stopped.
     Until a drumstick hit him in the head. He looked over his shoulder and shrugged sheepishly
at his drummer before turning back to launch into the next verse.
     Mikey gently shook her shoulder. “Hey, Rox, come on. We have to warm up.”
     Her head bobbed in a nod at her brother, but she didn’t look over. She muttered, “Yeah, give
me a minute,” or longer.
     As if he heard, Mr. Voice glanced over and winked at her before the next song started.          “Blinded by beauty, falling at first sight, head over heels…” There was raw passion in his voice,
and she couldn’t help wishing he was singing about her.

Character Bios:
Roxana Nights, also goes by Roxy
Age 24
Nationality: American
Description: Black hair, blue eyes, curvy, tattoos, 5’10”
Occupation: Paranormal Author. Sings in local rock band Nights Embrace
Personality: Generally rolls with the flow. She can be blunt. She tells it like it is.
People person, who likes everyone until she has a reason not to.

Trevor Malone
Age 147
Nationality: Irish
Description: Dark brown hair, Green eyes, muscular build, 6’0”
Occupation: Lead singer for Lunar Storm, which is a rock band.
Personality: Easy going but tends to worry. Prefers to keep the company of
close friends.

Michael Nights, also goes by Mike. Or Mikey but only for Roxy.
Age: 26
Nationality: American
Description: Short dark hair, blue eyes, sturdy, 6’3”
Occupation: Graphic designer, guitar player for Nights Embrace.
Personality: Protective of his sister. Generally friendly, but doesn’t go out of his way to make new

Jordan Long
Age: 26
Nationality: American
Description: Blond, blue eyes, Tattoos, Lean, 6’1
Occupation: Works in a music store. Also the drummer for Nights Embrace
Personality: Abrasive, self-involved.

Joseph Mullens, also goes by Joey
Age 156
Nationality: Irish
Description: Short dark hair, brown eyes, big and strong, 6’5”
Occupation: Drummer for Lunar Storm
Personality: Finds humor in everything. Loves people.

Sorcha Mullens
Age: 36
Nationality: Irish
Description: Chin length bright red hair, blue eyes, 5’7”
Occupation: Waitress
Personality: Spunky, humorous.

Author's Playlist:    Spotify-Night Embrace
 Here are the songs, in no particular order.
“Addicted” by Saving Abel
“Oh My God” by P!nk
“All Around Me” by Flyleaf
“Possession” by Sarah McLachlan
“Good Enough” by Sarah McLachlan
“Tell Me ‘Bout it” by Joss Stone
“Kiwi” by Maroon 5
“Wasted Years” by Maroon 5
“Every Lie” by My Darkest Days
“Come Undone” My Darkest Days version
“Next Go Around” by Nickelback
“S.E.X.” by Nickelback
“Everything I Wanna Do” by Nickelback
“Just For” by Nicelback
“Closer” by Nine Inch Nails
“Apologize” by OneRepublic
“She Hates Me” by Puddle of Mudd
“Stay” by Rhianna and Mykki Echo
“What Do I Have To Do” by Stabbing Westward
“Blue Eyes Blind” by ZZ Ward
“Set Fire To The Rain” by Adele
“Skin” by Rihanna
“Attack” by 30 Seconds to Mars
“In Love With A Girl” by Gavin DeGraw
“Breathe Today” by Flyleaf
“Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran
“Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran
“Cannonbal” by Damien Rice
“You Make Me Feel” by Cobra Starship featuring Sabi
“Don’t You” by Candlebox
“S.O.S.” by Apocalyptica, featuring Christiana Scabbia
“Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye, Kimbra
“Secrets” by OneREpublic
“Porn Star Dancing” by My Darkest Days
“Move Your Body” by My Darkest Days
“Like Nobody Else” by My Darkest Days
“Move Like U Stole It” by ZZ Ward
“Not Myself Tonight” by Christina Aguilera
“Lollipop” Framing Hanley version
“Still Rainin’” by Jonny Lang
“Move” by Thousand Foot Krutch
“Trouble” by P!nk
“What’s Your Name” Theory Of A Deadman version

1 – “Like Nobody Else” by My Darkest Days
2 – “Breathe Today” by Flyleaf
3 – “She Hates Me” by Puddle of Mud
4 – “Move Like You Stole It” by ZZ Ward
5 – “Not Myself Tonight” by Christina Aguilera
6 – “Lollipop” Framing Hanley Version
7 – “Come Undone” My Darkest Days version
8 – “Still Rainin’” By Jonny Lang
9 – “Secrets” by OneRepublic
10 – “Trouble” by P!nk
11 – “What’s Your Name” by Theory of a Deadman
12 – “Give Me Love” By Ed Sheeran
13 – “Tell Me ‘Bout it” by Joss Stone

Paranormal romance can be hard to accomplish but this is definitely well written and intriguing.  This is the first time I've read this author but it won't be the last.  Paranormal/science fiction/fantasy can be very difficult to review without spoilers, which I don't do, but I will try my best.
I fell in love with Roxy and Trevor instantly and as we learn more about each, I only fell harder.  When I found out this was a spin-off from the already established The Others of Edenton Series, I was a little concerned that I would be a little lost or at the very least a few steps behind, I'm glad to say I wasn't.  I did however add the original series to my want to read list.
I was pulled in not only by the paranormal concept but also the characters and how they worked and fought together.  The idea, characters, setting, and tale all blend together so perfectly that once I started I couldn't stop until I reached the final page.

Rating:  4 1/2 Stars

Author Bio:
My name is Brandy L Rivers. I’m a wife and mother of three with an overactive imagination. I’ve been
obsessed with monsters and magic for pretty much ever. I decided to write the stories that keep me
awake at night.

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