Friday, July 5, 2013

Blog Tour: Hamden Series by W. Ferraro Cover Reveal: Soul Ties by Lisa Swallow

  • Blog Tour: Hamden Series by W. Ferraro   
  • Cover Reveal: Soul Ties by Lisa Swallow

I am so uber excited today!!!! We have my all time fave W. Ferraro and her Hamden men on our blog today! SQUEEEE!!!! Major fan girl moment here friends.... give me a fan, a cigarette, and a minute to re-coop to share these HOT books with you!!

Oh!! Em!!! Gee!!! I  read Three of Hearts by W. Ferraro and am still emotionally raw from all of the emotions this book tore from my soul!!! This is a 5 star... MUST read book!!!

Mae Turney is searching for the type of life and happiness she has never known but has only dreamed about. She's fortunate enough to find a great opportunity to live in an exterior apartment of a beautiful lake house in a small town in Vermont. When she realizes the apartment and scenery are not the only gorgeous appeal but the home owner, Seth Finn, is as well, she puts it all on the line for the chance at love. When she becomes comfortable and confident in her own skin and sexuality, Mae realizes that this place and this man is exactly what she came looking for. Knowing Seth and his three children are as special as they come, Mae bets the house, and prays she and her gamble are enough.

Teaser: Seth quote: “Don’t even think about it Finn!” she said as she tried to stand her ground and not run.

Too late, I’ve not only thought about it, I’ve committed to the idea.” Seth said wickedly as his face grew into a sinister smile.

My Review:

Three of Hearts is a first in a series of books by W. Ferraro. This is a story of how a man lost his one true love to an excruciating battle of cancer and left him to raise their three children. Seth Finn is a successful construction company owner that has closed his heart off from life.... Especially to women! He buried his heart when he buried his wife. When his sister decides to move out of the apartment he built by his home and decides Mae Turney should be the new tenant, Seth begins to feel the ice around his heart melt and that scares him more than anything. 

Mae is a cancer center nurse and is just wanting to work in a small town without the hustle and bustle of the city. She yearns for a laid back lifestyle where she can plant roots and possibly find where she belongs. When Mae goes to view an apartment, she has no idea what is about to cross her path.... A sexy, orally talented, ***wiggle eyebrows here** father of 3 that she feels an instant Zing with from the moment their eyes lock onto each other. 

The attraction between Mae and Seth hooked me in from the very beginning! I found myself talking to my iPad (as if it could hear me) and begging for Seth to finally listen to his heart, I also found myself blushing awkwardly at the sex scenes and Seth's amazing oral talents!! I loved the relationships in Three of Hearts. I loved the friendships the adult characters had with each other, and the Finn children absolutely stole my heart. One ending scene... I am not going to say which one because it will give away too big of a spoiler.... Had me bawling like a baby. The touching, heartbreaking, and soul shattering story behind this book had me on an emotional roller coaster... A ride I would gladly ride over and over!!!

This book deserves the 5 star rating I am giving it, plus more! W. Ferraro does an amazing job at building rapport between her readers and her characters. Each one has a story behind them that just makes you want to keep reading to see what will happen next! When I say I devoured both books in this series... I literally mean it. Each book took me one day!! I couldn't put it down because I HAD to know will Seth and Mae continue on their stubborn, I don't need anyone path... Or would they give in to their hearts and finally find their ONE!!

Three of Hearts Playlist:

Ok.... So another Cross man stole my heart in Three of Spades by W. Ferraro. I devoured this book in one night.... Yes you read that right.... ONE NIGHT!!!! This is a MUST read and a well deserved 5 stars!!


Dylan Cross is the type of man that enjoys everything female, and enjoy it he does, but always on his terms. However, his terms are pushed to their limit when Natalie Parker proposes an offer; teach her and her delectable little body, all about sex and desire. There is one catch. He has to play the part of Natalie’s madly in love boyfriend for her dying mother. Dylan signs on, and finds that separating the two is harder than he thought. Natalie’s days of shyness and lack of confidence come to a quick close as she learns what her body craves and demands in the bedroom. Soon, Dylan becomes the student as Natalie teaches him things he didn’t even know he wanted. Will Hamden’s notorious playboy, bachelor be able to keep calling the shots, or will he find that, he, himself, is just another player at the card game of life, as we all are?

Teaser: Dylan quote: “Feel that, Natalie? That is what you do to me. That is the reaction your innocent ways and na├»ve little oral activities cause. So, you ask why I call us in a relationship, because what you feel against you right now, cannot be faked. I’m going to pop that cherry of yours and I’ll make sure you love every minute, before, during, and after. So, we are in a relationship from this moment on. Get used to it, Babe.” He leaned down and claimed those small lips that he had fixated on for the last forty-five minutes.

My Review:
Three of Spades by W. Ferraro is about a steamy, angst ridden, alpha male stud muffin going after the shy Kindergarten teacher and losing his heart to a woman for the first time ever!!
Dylan Cross is a successful general contractor in cahoots with his two long time best friends and is well known as being a love Em' and leave Em' man. That is until Natalie, the sweet Kindergarten teacher,  gives him a proposition he can't refuse. Dylan isn't sure what he is getting into when he accepts Natalie's offer to "teach" her a thing or two about relations within the bedroom walls... Well in this book in was relations WHEREVER Dylan felt the need arise... Wowwy... Wow... Wow and did Dylan teach Natalie some things!!!!
Natalie is a mousy, absolutely nothing stands out about her, normal woman who has put her life on hold to take care of her dying mother. Her two brothers are complete douche bags and treat her as if she is hired help and has done nothing but get in their way her entire existence. Natalie's mother is concerned that Natalie is going to grow old never finding love except for maybe the love of a 100 cats. She convinces Natalie that she needs to "live" and that means letting her mother live in a hospice. Natalie decides she needs to convince her mom that she is living and she doesn't need to move into a hospice for Natalie to find love. 
By a chance encounter Natalie bumps into.... Literally... None other than the hot sex fiend Dylan Cross. It was that moment that she decides he is "the one" to venture where no man has gone before and play the part of HER lover! I loved the relationship that developed between Dylan and Natalie. Three of Spades lured me in by the tale of two lost people, both who are viewed as having everything together, and how they find what they even never realized they were missing!

Great job by W. Ferraro at developing characters that her readers can relate to and creating a world we can get lost in! If you are looking for a hot, steamy, oh my gosh he did that???? Book... Here you go!!! A very well deserved 5 stars go to Three of Spades! Go 1- Click and jump on the I love Dylan Cross band wagon!!

Three of Spades Playlist:

About the Author:
I live in New England with my young family. I'm a stay at home mom to two very active children. For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book. When I'm not writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the kids.

I wish you all happy reading and hope you fall in love with the men of Hamden.

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Check out this beautiful cover for Soul Ties by Lisa Swallow!!!
  Coming July 2013…

Ava didn’t expect to find terrible secrets about the fate of the souls she takes.

Or fall in love...

Soul-hunter Ava has retrieved hundreds of souls from demons, but has never been assigned the dangerous mission for a Nephilim soul. She must hunt down Keir since she needs his Nephilim soul to trade for her freedom.

When she arrives on campus and meets Keir, she also meets a strange girl, Dahlia, who has an inexplicable hold on him. Unexpectedly Ava discovers Keir holds secrets that are more valuable than his Nephilim soul – secrets she could trade for the life she wants.

When she uncovers the true fate of the souls she takes back to her superiors, Ava’s world is turned upside down. She finds herself in the middle of a war where the lines between good and evil are blurred and she only has two choices… Betray Keir and live or join his battle and risk going to hell.

Lisa was born in the UK and she moved around Europe with her military family before completing a BA (Hons) in English at the University of Leeds. Her home is now in Perth, Australia with her husband and three children. Lisa has written since she was a child - moving from writing poems and short stories aged nine to writing novels in the last few years. With the encouragement of her family and local writers group, Lisa found the confidence to share her latest paranormal romance series with the world.

In between running her home based craft supplies business, looking after her family, and writing, Lisa sometimes finds spare time to do other things. This often involves swapping her book worlds for gaming worlds. She even leaves the house occasionally, enjoying walks with her dog and time with her family. She loves all things from the Whedonverse and preferred vampires before they sparkled.

Lisa enjoys reading both classics and modern fiction. Her favorite genres are gothic, paranormal and urban fantasy, but she also enjoys contemporary new adult. She is currently working on more books in the Soul Ties series, and has other projects lined up waiting.

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