Saturday, October 18, 2014

Out of the Darkness by Simone Nicole Release Day Blitz

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Title: Out of the Darkness (The Darkness Book 2)

Author: Simone Nicole 

Release Date: October 18th 


She ruined me. The walls I’d built were for a reason, locking myself in my own personal prison was out of necessity. Now, with the rubble at my feet, I could do nothing but watch as she ripped my soul in two, taking the half she owned with her.

The need to settle down, to find that missing piece, for the all-consuming love, was never Drew’s plan. He’d spent the better part of a decade suppressing all memory of love, of life. He told himself he had the essentials; the impressive apartment, the successful club, the simple uncomplicated life he’d worked so hard to create. All he needed. Until Mia.

She entered his life like wildfire, burning through his world and destroying all pretences of simplicity, bringing out everything he’d fought to deny.

Longing. Warmth. Love.

She made him want it all but Amelia lived in the darkness. It had always been her constant, yet terrifying companion. A shadow she'd never been able to out run and one fateful night, it finally consumed her. Shattering both their worlds and burying them deeper in the dark.

Drew will stop at nothing to save her, for their happy ever after but, Mia isn’t the only one with demons … it’s a long way out of the darkness.

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“Mia, ye’re being unreasonable.”

“I’m being unreasonable, how do you figure?”

“I’m no going to sit back and watch ye break yerself.”

“How stupid do you think I am, Drew?” She stops to look at me and I almost walk into her. “I’ve been looking after myself for years and I did just fine.” Until me? I almost say it aloud but swallow it down. “You have to stop coddling me.” She storms off again.

“Coddling ye? I dinnae coddle ye.” Do I? She turns the corner and I see the gym up ahead. Shite, I cannae force her. She’ll do herself an injury. “Mia, lets talk about this.”

“Your version of talking is talking me out of something.” She jogs across the road. “I need this, I need something normal.” Ah for fuck sake.

“Fine. I’m coming.” I was still in the gym gear I’d picked up at the club. I don't want to think about last night. I cannae… “Are ye punishing me for last night?” It comes out before I can stop it. Mia pauses in her tracks and for a heartbeat, I think she’s actually going to say yes. Instead, she shakes her head from side to side and pushes through the doors, running up the stairs. She’s lying? “Ye’re lying.”

She stops at the top of the stairs and I’m frozen in place, watching her shake. “Why?” Her voice cracks. “Because you left me, naked in your bed in the middle of the night? Without a word …” The pain in her voice guts me and I reach for her hand.

“Mia …”

She pulls her hand away and whisper shouts at me. “Don’t touch me.” With all the force of a punch to the face, it smarts just as much and she pushes through the gym door.

“Hi ya…uh oh. Lovers tiff?” Mia doesn’t stop, leaving me to sign us in. Jenny, the smarmy cow looks like she’s gloating.

“Naught a bout of makeup sex cannae fix.” Ah, you fucking eejit! Mia turns around and I’ve never seen a woman more pissed, she all but spits fire at me before storming off. It’s of wee consolation that Jenny looks like I told her Christmas was cancelled. 

Book 1 

Ahead of the Darkness 


It has been a long, long time since I’ve seen your little face, chérie. Not once did you visit. That really hurt; after all, it was thanks to you I was convicted. That’s not something you forget.

I thought it was time— a visit was due. Seeing as you wouldn’t come to me, I thought it only right I come to you. Sadly, you weren’t home, but your furry feline was more than accommodating . . . 

I’ll be seeing you soon, mon chérie. I’ll always find you . . .

For six years, a letter has dictated Amelia’s future. She’s running from a past that refuses to stop, always trying to get one step ahead. Amelia is clever and resilient, and refuses to slip up.

Relying only on herself, she’ll be anything and anyone she needs to survive. But everyone slips up . . . eventually. You can’t always stay ahead of the darkness.

Author Bio 

Self-confessed chocoholic and undiagnosed crazy person, Simone can be found climbing Himalayan mountaintops like a ninja, sky diving backwards and rubbing shoulders with billionaires. She is also full of crap, but can read backwards and upside down, the one plus of being dyslexic. 

Simone loves all things Disney and alcoholic, and is rarely seen not reading, writing or wearing lipstick, usually of the red variety.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Deep Cover by Lilliana Anderson

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Title: Deep Cover

Author: Lilliana Anderson

Release Date: November 10, 2014 as part of OWNED: An Alpha Anthology
Some things won’t stay buried… Drake Jefferson has been missing for years. Wanted by the very people who hired him, he left behind his job, his life, and his love to pursue a career of the criminal variety. Caitlin Saunders, Drake’s ex-wife and one of the AFP’s best analysts, is doing her best to move on after losing the love of her life. Originally a part of the team that managed Drake’s operation, she gave up her field role the day she realized he’d turned. And she hasn’t trusted a soul since. One phone call in the middle of the night will force her back to active duty - a suspect in an ongoing case has been captured and they insist they have information on Drake – they just aren’t willing to talk to anyone but her. That information will change everything she believed to be true and send her down a path that could land her in the exact position Drake ended up in. It will take every skill set she has, just to keep her head above water as she learns that right and wrong don’t always follow the rules, and that when you’re fighting for love – there are no rules.   teaser 1 Deep Cover Lilliana Anderson OWNED  
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Prepare to be Owned... Lose yourself in this collection of never before seen novellas from eleven best selling authors from around the globe. And the best part - they contain controlling alphas, feisty females and story lines that will have you holding your breath.  
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About the Author
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Bestselling New Adult Romance Author, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer. Australian born and bred, she writes romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters as well as a biographical trilogy based on an ex-Sydney sex worker, named Angelien. Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it's outback and tries to show characters in more of a city setting. When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children. Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university. Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.
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It's Always Been You by Victoria Paige Blog Tour

“I’ll wait forever, sunshine. I loved you then. I love you now. I’ll always love you.”

Former Navy SEAL Travis Blake is a rising star in the security business. In two short years, Blake Security Inc. has become highly sought after by the who’s who in Washington DC.

But unbeknownst to many, Travis is haunted by the mysterious death of his wife three years before. He carries with him the guilt of not being there to protect the one person who meant everything to him. He has buried his wife, but his heart refuses to accept that the body six feet under is hers. His obsessive search for her leads him deep into the trenches of covert ops—and everything is not what it seems.

Caitlin Kincaid has been on the run for a while. The sum of her memories began three years ago when she awakened with a broken arm and leg and a severe concussion. Hunted down by a secret group within the U.S. government, her companion persuades her to stay off the grid because of the standing kill order on their heads. One night, while fleeing assassins, she is left on the side of the road with a cryptic message: “It’s time for you to stop running. I’m not the one you love.” 

When Travis receives news that the woman who has turned up at the American Embassy in Berlin could be his wife, he wastes no time getting to her. He is unprepared for the devastation that shreds him when Caitlin looks at him with no recognition in her eyes. Amnesia is a challenging enough obstacle for winning the love of his life back. But with lies defining the past three years of her life, Caitlin becomes wary of anyone’s help.

Love was never the problem. A marriage cannot survive without trust. As sinister forces threaten the bond they are trying to rebuild, trust must come quickly or one of them will die.

* Strong sexual content and language. Disturbing situations.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

T.M Frazier

The Dark Light of Day

T.K Leigh

A Tragic Wreck


Carter Reed, Fallen Crest Public

T.A. Hardenbrook

Running Home

Stacey Lynn

Point of Redemption, Remembering Us

S.K. Logsdon

Stricken Desire, Stricken Unveild, Stricken Trust, Stricken Resolve, Lex

S.E. Hall

Emerge, Entangled, Entice

Sarah Daltry

Forget Me Not

Ryan Michele

Ravage Me, Seduce Me

River Savage


Rene Folsom

Shuttered Affections, Exposed Affections

Renee Ericson

After Tuesday

Rachel Brookes

Just Breathe, Breathless

PJ Bolden

Protective Love

Paige Weaver

Promise Me Light, Sweet Destruction

Nina Levine


One Year Blogiversary

This has been an amazing journey filled with so much joy!  When we first started this blog we never thought we would get to 1,000 likes let alone make it to a full year.  The time has completely flown by and we are looking forward to another year with all of you!  This past year has allowed us to grow as individuals, bloggers, and reviewers.  Also, it has allowed us to add another bundle of joy to Who Picked This, with the addition of Remington (Manda's little boy), back in January, and my youngest starting her first day of preschool and oldest starting his last ever first day of preschool.  Thank you all for spending the past year with us, watching us grow, and succeeding with us.    

 We are so thrilled to bring to you, our fans, our One Year Blogiversary!  We have teamed up with some of our favorite authors to bring to you one of our BIGGEST giveaways to date!  Along with two rafflecopters (one US ONLY, one INTERNATIONAL), we are also going to be doing a series of flash giveaways on our page!  These amazing authors have so graciously donated to our celebration and with out them, us as bloggers, would be nothing.  

A Special Thanks Goes To

Cheryle McIntyer
Amanda Heath
Kelly Stevenson
Lynetta Halat
Shari Slade
Tara Brown
Emily Krat
K.A. Robinson
A.D. Ellis
Chelsea Cameron
Rochelle Paige
Alice Montalvo-Tribue
Chelle Bliss
Ashley Cassidy
Cristy Rey
Paige Weaver
Liv Morris
Julie Jaret
Nina Levine
Alicia Kobishop
Ryan Michele
Megan Keith
Vi Keeland
TL Smith
Pepper Winters
Alina Popescu
Stephanie WitterAlessandra Torre
Gail Mchugh
Eve Vaughn
M.N. Frogy
Ker Dukey
Diane Rinella
Skye Callahan

From the bottom of our hearts, we are truly grateful for everything every author, blog, and fan has ever done for us.  
With love,
Mags & Manda

Flash Giveaways
Each day from 9/16 to 10/10, we will be doing a series of flash giveaways on our Facebook page.  They will range from swag packs to signed paperbacks.  We are very excited to be able to bring you this opportunity.  Please be aware of the rules regarding entries of the flash giveaways.

To enter:
-You will have to like our page, as well as the authors page
-Like the status
-Tag a few people on the same line please (repeats will be deleted)

As a general rule for Who Picked This? shares are NOT mandatory, but will get you extra entries.  All flash giveaways will go live sometime between 6am-8am EST and last until 12 am EST.  
Winner's will be notified on the original post and have 24 hours to PM the page before a new winner will be selected.  
Please be aware, if the giveaway says US only and you live outside the us you are automatically disqualified if picked, due to shipping costs.  (unless it's military overseas, then please PM the page)



Nikki Groom

Holding Aces

Nicole Reed

Wasted Heart

Nicole James


Nicola Haken

Missing Pieces

Molly McAdams

Forgiving Lies, Sharing You, Deceiving Lies, Capturing Piece 

Michelle Valente

Phenomenal X

Michelle Lynn

Familiar Ground

Mia Asher


Marie Coulson

Diary of a Dieter

M. Robinson

The Madam

M. Pierce

Night Owl

M. Leighton

Everything For Us

Lynetta Halat

Used, Freed

Louise J

If Only, Release

Lisa De Jong

When It Rains

Ilsa Madden-Mills

Very Bad Things, Very Wicked Beginnings, Very Wicked Things

Lili St Germain

Four Score

L.A Fiore

Beautifully Forgotten, Beautifully Damaged 

Lacey Silks

Layers Deep

HJ Bellus

That Girl, My Now and Forever, My Today

Kylie Scott


K.T Fisher, Ava Manello

Severed Angel, Carnal Desire, Severed Justice

Hilary Storm

In A Heartbeat

Heidi McLaughlin

 Forever My Girl, My Unexpected Forever, Finding My Forever

K.S Smith

One Night With Him

Kristen Ashley

The Will

Kitty French

Knight & Play, Knight & Stay

Kirsty Moseley

Nothing Left to Lose, Enjoying the Chase, One Wild Night

Kristy Dallas

Tortured Soul

Kimberly Knight

Wanting Spencer

Kelly Elliot


Kaylee Ryan

Tempting Tatum

Katy Evans

Mine, Remy

Heather Gunter

Love Notes

Heather Allen

The Sound of Shooting Stars

Ginger Voight

Enticed, Entangled, Enraptured

Franchette Phal


Emily Minton, Dawn Marins

Renegade Lady, Renegade Reject

E.L Montes

Perfectly Damaged

K.A Robinson

Shattered Ties, Twisted Ties, Tainted, Breaking Alexandria, Toxic: Logan's Story

K.A Tucker

Four Seconds To Lose

Joanna Wylde

Reaper's Property, Devil's Game

Jo LaRue

Chance Lost

J.M Sevilla

Missing Link

Jessica Sorensen

The Forgotten Girl, Breaking Nova

Jessica Cage

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fifty First Times, Trust In Me

Jason Luke

Interview With a Master

Jani Kay

Two Worlds Colliding

J. Kenner

Take Me

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sandi Lynn

Forever Us

E.K. Blair


Courtney Cole

Before We Fall, Until We Burn

Colleen Hoover

Finding Cinderella 

C.J Roberts

Captive In The Dark

C.M Stunich

 Tough Luck, Bad Day

Clarissa Wild

Mr. X

Christina Lauren

Beautiful Player

Cheryl McIntyre

Before Now, Long After, Always Forever

Cherrie Lynn

Take Me On

Chelsea Camaron

One Ride, Forever Ride

Chelle Bliss

Resist Me, Throttled, Hook Me, Throttle Me

Cat Mason

Escaping Me

Callie Hart


Brooke Cumberland

Spark, Burn

Belle Aurora


Bella Jewel

Melancholy, Precarious, Knight's Sinners, Angels in Leather, Number Thirteen

Aurora Rose

Until November, Until Trevor, Until Lily

Amanda Maxlyn

What's Left of Me

Amanda Heath

Make Me, Save Me

Abby Niles

Fighting Love

Abbi Glines

Twisted Love, Simple Perfection

A. Meredith Walters

Monday, September 1, 2014

1,000 Likes Giveaway

We want to thank everyone who has helped support Who Picked This? from the beginning.  We started this blog just over two months ago, and never thought we would be able hit 500 likes so soon let alone 1,000!!  This has been a wild ride, full of naughty book boyfriends, hilarious best friends, and amazing heroines!! To the fans of our page thank you.  You help give us a reason to post daily and we have a blast interacting with each and everyone of you.  To the amazing authors we have encountered over these past two months thank you.  We have fan-girled more times than we would care to admit, and it has truly been incredible to share this experience with all of you.  Lastly, to the blogs who helped us from the very beginning thank you.  Without the support of the blogs we would definitely not be at 1,000 likes.  Between the blog tours, shout outs, and giveaways you all have helped us out tremendously.

XOXO Manda & Mags

A special thanks goes to all the authors & blogs who have so graciously donated to our giveaway!!