23 Oct 2018

Undisclosed | Blog tour

Undisclosed
A.M. Salinger
Publication date: August 21st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
I have a problem. His name is Lincoln “Asshole” Hudson. He’s the bastard who wants to run me out of town. I should hate him. Trouble is, Lincoln is my type. Like one hundred and ten percent. And, ladies, he has the biggest, er, package I’ve ever seen on a man — Eveline
I have an itch I want to scratch. Her name is Eveline “Sassy Mouth” Claude. She’s the woman standing in the way of what could be my most lucrative project yet. Eveline is my enemy. There’s one hitch: she’s the hottest thing on legs my dick has ever seen — Lincoln
When Eveline Claude discovers she doesn’t actually own the land on which her most successful club stands, she is determined to get it back from the man who has now laid claim to it. Unfortunately, Lincoln Hudson, the new landlord and über successful billionaire behind the Hudson Group, doesn’t want to play ball.
Lincoln Hudson is in Tokyo for a landmark deal that could help secure his company’s foothold in the Far East and expand his hotel business in a new and exciting direction. The only hiccup is, someone else thinks they own the prime piece of land he’s just bought. And that someone is a woman he very much wants to bed.
After Lincoln convinces Eveline into becoming his personal escort for the duration of his stay in Tokyo in exchange for considering leasing her the land, the two of them come to a mutual agreement; they will enjoy each other—socially and carnally—until such a time that their arrangement comes to an end.
But as their time together draws to a close, Eveline and Lincoln discover that they have more in common than just great sex. Will they let their business affairs sour what is growing between them? Or will they put aside their differences and accept that enemies they may have started as, but lovers is what they’re meant to become?
Discover Eveline and Lincoln’s story in this sexy and wickedly funny addition to the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger. Note from the author: although each book in Nights can be read as a standalone, you will enjoy this series even more if you read the books in order!
This is a novella length MF romance with a HEA.

Author Bio
Ava Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling author who has always wanted to write scorching hot contemporary and erotic romance. In 2018, she finally decided to venture to the steamy side. NIGHTS is the first of several sizzling series featuring sweet, sexy men and women with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to fight for their hearts. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese.
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Review


This book was provided by the author through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you A.M. Salinger and Xpresso Book Tours!

Undisclosed tells the story of Eveline and Lincoln. Eveline discovers she doesn’t own the land where her successful club is situated. She’s determined to get it back, but she didn’t know that a very sexy man named Lincoln owns it now…

Undisclosed was such a good steamy romance, and I really enjoyed reading it. It was just another amazing romance written by A.M. Salinger. I really liked that there were so rougher sex scenes as well as some BDSM. I don’t always read BDSM so it was a nice change and I really liked those scenes.

I really liked Eveline because she was such a strong female character and even though she’s been through a lot, she’s so strong and confident. She was such an enjoyable character, and I really liked her. Lincoln was also such a fun character, he was so charming and sexy but also so sweet.

I cannot wait to read the other books in the Night Series and I’m really interested in the m/m books since I haven’t read a lot of m/m yet!
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Undisclosed | Review

Title: Undisclosed
Series: Night Series #7
Author: A.M. Salinger
Pages: 143 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★★★

Review

This book was provided by the author through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you A.M. Salinger and Xpresso Book Tours!

Undisclosed tells the story of Eveline and Lincoln. Eveline discovers she doesn’t own the land where her successful club is situated. She’s determined to get it back, but she didn’t know that a very sexy man named Lincoln owns it now…

Undisclosed was such a good steamy romance, and I really enjoyed reading it. It was just another amazing romance written by A.M. Salinger. I really liked that there were so rougher sex scenes as well as some BDSM. I don’t always read BDSM so it was a nice change and I really liked those scenes.

I really liked Eveline because she was such a strong female character and even though she’s been through a lot, she’s so strong and confident. She was such an enjoyable character, and I really liked her. Lincoln was also such a fun character, he was so charming and sexy but also so sweet.

I cannot wait to read the other books in the Night Series and I’m really interested in the m/m books since I haven’t read a lot of m/m yet!

22 Oct 2018

This or that Halloween tag with Amelinda Bérubé

Welcome to the First Annual “Trick or Treat” Blog Tour hosted by Moonlit Reads! This tour is the first to come of many. It takes place during the last 13 days of October leading up to Halloween Day. Trick or treat along the tour finding giveaways, interviews, blurbs, and more! You can find the start of the tour and its schedule here! Now, let the spooky begin!

First a few questions for Amelinda Bérubé:

1. Your author bio reads, "I write about ghosts and monsters and other things that go bump in the night." There are all sorts of urban legends that give life to these ghosts and monsters...if you could write from an urban legend prompt, what would it be? 
Can you give a short premise of it? Give me a big old haunted building any day. Somewhere people have been known to disappear, that's bigger on the inside than it ought to be, that people emerge from with inexplicable blanks in their memories, that isn't always in the same place... I, um, may or may not have something up my sleeve along these lines for NaNoWriMo.

2. It seems people have a hard time surviving in horror movies. If you were dropped down into a horror film, what would be your game plan for surviving?
I don't think my chances of surviving a horror movie would be very high - especially not if a lot of running or fighting was involved! If I found myself beset by supernatural forces, I would definitely start by using my Google-fu to figure out what local mythology could be in play, what terrible crimes were committed in the vicinity, and so forth...and failing that, I'd be breaking out iron, salt, running water, all the classic defenses against things that go bump in the night. But that's assuming whatever's coming after me is playing by traditional rules...

3.Create a Halloween aesthetic for The Dark Beneath the Ice (can be a pinterest board, a few pictures, a few sentences, or a mix) 
I came across this video of literal dancing on knives - "En Puntas" by Javier Pérez - while I was working on revisions for the book; it combines a few of the motifs I played with in a really riveting and evocative way. I think it really captures a feeling of rigid self control, terrifyingly high stakes, and increasing, barely restrained panic and exhaustion, all of which was part of the atmosphere I was aiming for. What the dancer shouts around the two minute mark is je te deteste! - I hate you!

And let's check out Amelinda's answers for the This or That Halloween tag!

1. Witches of Vampires? 
Ooh, vampires, please. Especially the truly scary historical kind that sprang from people's terror of contagion.

2. Trick or Treat? 
Treats - chocolate, for preference, and lots of em!

3. Halloween Party or Scary Movie? 
Scary movie. I'm a hopeless introvert.

4. Skeletons or Zombies? 
Zombies - way grosser and scarier!

5. Trick-or-Treat or Hand Out Candy?
Can I hide in the basement with the above-mentioned scary movie instead?

6. Hay Ride or Corn Maze? 
Corn maze, way scarier!

7. Bottle Feed A Baby Zombie or Walk Alone Through A Dark Forest? 
A baby zombie sounds SUPER upsetting, so I'd definitely pick the dark forest.

8. Pumpkin Spice or hot Chocolate? 
Chocolate will win any battle for my heart.

Make sure to check out Amelinda's book and social media:

19 Oct 2018

Clown look | Tutorial

My third look is a clown look. I wanted to create a clown look that was simple because I’m all for a cool Halloween look that’s easy to recreate. Diana and I both created a clown look, only hers is in colour and mine is in black and white. One of our friends came up with the idea of doing a collab so that’s what we did! I’m really happy with our looks, so I hope you guys are too!
Make sure to check out Diana’s look, blog and social media!

Let’s begin with the tutorial!

1. It’s always easy to sketch with a white pencil instead of going straight in with the paint. You can always use a nude or light pink pencil if you don’t have a white one.

2. After sketching, you can fill in the collar.

3. I wanted to give the collar something extra so that’s why I created these little dots.

4. I was inspired by Pennywise from It, so that’s why I extended my smile all the way up to my eyebrows.

5. For eyes, I decided to go with a smokey look. First I applied the gel liner on my eyelid and blended it with a black eyeshadow. As you can see in the next step, I darkened my eyebrows. I did this with the same black eyeshadow.

6. For lashes, I went with two pairs. The half lashes were for my bottom lashes, and the full lashes were for my upper lashes.

7. And the final step is lipstick. I applied black lipsticks on my lips and then softened the edges with black eyeshadow.

And that’s it!