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Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Fling: A New Adult Anthology Blog Tour & Giveaway!

I can honestly say I have never gone on any spring break trips. Sad, but true. This anthology will take you there! It took me there and I had a blast!

Spring Fling: A New Adult Anthology is just $1.99!
Four tales of hot New Adult romance in New Orleans …
Party Spring Break–style with four bestselling romance authors, including Julia Kent and Sara Fawkes, as they dish out sexy tales of romance in the Big Easy!

Share Me by Julia Kent
Emma Barton has just been dumped—for being boring. Now she's letting loose and reclaiming her inner bad girl with not one, but two sexy strangers! Double the pleasure means double the fun, right?

Shake Me by Sara Fawkes
Determined to forget her cheating boyfriend, Cassidy Dupre agrees to a night out with playboy Travis Dean. But when she finds herself wanting more than she bargained for, this evening could spell desire … or disaster!

Show Me by Cathryn Fox
Eva Parker wants a lesson in seduction … from her brother's best friend. When teaching becomes tension, will they be able to keep it professional? Or will friends forever become something much hotter?

Shock Me by Lauren Hawkeye
Callie Gilmore is determined to break out of the friend zone with Ryder Hawkins. Donning a mask and making her move seems easy, but when fate throws a curveball, Callie must choose: turn and run … or embrace the night.

My Review:
Set in New Orleans in middle of Mardi Gras, we follow the stories of four young women. Emma Barton doesn't usually do "pleasure" trips. Her vacations mostly consist of charity work. After spending years with her high school boyfriend turned fiance, she finds herself single. He said she was "boring". Well, how boring is it to find two hot guys to spend the week with in New Orleans? Cassidy Dupre used to be good friends with Travis Dean until her mom died. She tried to become the young woman her mom would have liked, shunning Travis in the process. Travis tortures and teases her all through high school but when he sheds light on her cheating boyfriend they run to New Orleans to find him, together. Travis and Cassidy finally get what they both really need. Eva Parker is a self proclaimed geek and is ready to hand over her "V" card!! She has had a crush on her brothers best friend for as long as she can remember. She knows she can't have him but decides to trust him to show her how to be attractive to other men. He doesn't want her to be with other men, he certainly doesn't want some other guy getting her "V" card! Then there's Callie Gilmore. She is best friends with Ryder Hawkins. She doesn't want to be just friends and decides that New Orleans is the perfect opportunity to seduce him. At the masked ball she leads him back to his room, and just before she gets what she wants someone bursts through the door. It's Ryder at the door, with another woman. Which means the man it the bed is NOT Ryder! Turns out, its his brother. Callie has a decision to make.

All of these stories are hot! The collaboration between the authors was fantastic. There is one common thread throughout the stories that I will leave you to find for yourself. I would describe this book as watching a movie from four different perspectives. Its all the same time frame, setting, etc. We just get to experience Mardi Gras through four sets of eyes. The only thing that would have made it better would be if somehow the characters from the different stories would have had cameo appearances in the other books to tie them together a bit further. I could see how that would be a challenge and perhaps the authors may not have wanted to write about someone else's characters. 

This is not a typical boxed set of somewhat similar themed stories. These authors worked together to create a seamlessly flowing anthology that takes you right to Bourbon Street. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a collection of mid length steamy reads!

The Authors:
Julia Kent:
USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent turned to writing contemporary romance after deciding that life is too short not to have fun. She writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.

She loves to hear from her readers by email at jkentauthor@gmail.com

Lauren Hawkeye (Jameson): 
Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers! Hawkeye's stories include erotic historical, steamy paranormal, and hot contemporary. Make sure to check out her work as Lauren Jameson, where her erotic romances take a walk on the wild side.

Cathryn Fox:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.
Cathryn also writes Young Adult novels under Cat Kalen and co-writes paranormal romance as Taylor Keating.

Sara Fawkes:
Sara Fawkes has always loved spinning tales, but her romantic roots come from sneaking her mother's old Johanna Lindsay books from the dresser drawer. She's been writing stories since she was a little girl (and has the home made books from preschool to prove it), and loves creating stories and characters and interesting messes for them to get into. An avid traveler and adventure motorcyclist, her dream job includes selling everything off and leaving civilization to see the world on two wheels, writing in cafes in each country she visits, and living off her writing. In the meantime however, she lives in California with her menagerie of pets and, when not writing, loves to rebuild old motorcycles/cars with her Dude and plays with the characters in her head. You can find her online talking about whatever strikes her fancy at: 

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