Blog Tour + ARC Review & Giveaway: Remy by Katy Evans

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Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Remy by Katy Evans!

Remy by Katy Evans

Remy by Katy Evans
Series: Real #3 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: November 25th 2013
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Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.

Through it all, there’s been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he’s ever had to fight for.

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*There will be SPOILERS for books 1 & 2!*

AH! Do you know how much I love Remy? Because I adore him. I fell in love with him in REAL, and even more so in MINE. And now we have a book in his own POV, and it is the perfect conclusion to Remy and Brooke’s wonderful love story.

REMY begins right after the end of book 2, and Brooke and Remy are getting married! It’s a beautiful time for them, and Remy is reminiscing about the time when he first meets Brooke. He has flashbacks of all the memories he made with Brooke from the first time he saw her at the ring and chased after her, up until she gave birth to their beautiful baby boy.

I’ve fought all my life to stay sane. To keep focused, driven, and centered. But tonight, I fight to show one woman my worth.

I loved being inside Remy’s head. We see upfront the amount of love he has for his girl. His love is strong, passionate, and beautiful, just like he is. He’s also dealing with his bipolar disorder, and my heart went out to him. Because the previous books were in Brooke’s POV, we never truly get to see how Remy himself deals with his disorder. In REMY, it’s heartbreaking to read, but in the end, you know Remy will be alright, because he has the love of his Brooke and their son to keep him going.

Life can throw the curveballs at me, but not at her. I’ll catch them for her and I’ll throw them back. She’ll be untouchable to everything and everyone but me.

I don’t know how many times I swooned, but just know that it was a lot. Remy is raw and primal and so very sexy, and now he’s a father too, so that just adds to the sexiness. I loved going back to the beginning of Brooke and Remy’s story, and feeling again all the emotions I felt the first time I read REAL. Remy’s POV was perfect. Katy Evans does a fantastic job and her writing is as impeccable as ever.

“Every day you make me the luckiest man alive.”

If you’ve read REAL and MINE, you don’t want to miss Remy. It’s not just a recap of the first two books only in Remy’s POV, but also the continuation and ending of Brooke and Remy’s story. I highly recommend this series to any romance lover. It’s got fantastic writing, heartfelt emotions, and a sexy, alpha book boyfriend! Love this series so much, and I can’t wait for the next two books!

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Reading Order: Real series

Real by Katy Evans Mine by Katy Evans Remy by Katy Evans
Rogue by Katy Evans Ripped by Katy Evans Legend by Katy Evans

#1 ~ Real: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Mine: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Remy: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Rogue: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#5 ~ Ripped: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#6 ~ Legend: My Review • EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads

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Katy EvansHey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

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Book News, Weekly Recap & Upcoming Releases! {13}

Cover Reveals!!

TONS of new covers were revealed this week! I’ll just be showing the covers and linking the Goodreads pages below this time instead of showing book blurbs 🙂

Off the Record by K.A. Linde Blood Games by Chloe Neill Falling by E.K. Blair Song of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmerski Sublime by Christina Lauren Come To Me Softly by A.L. Jackson Black Box by Cassia Leo Avoiding Decisions by K.A. Linde The Secret of Ella and Micah by Jessica Sorensen Fall from India Place by Samantha Young Holy Frigging Matrimony by Emma Chase The Sweetest Game by J. Sterling Out of Time by Jen McLaughlin Mended by Kim Karr Lick by Kylie Scott

Snippets!!

★ A snippet from Cassandra Clare’s tumblr for What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything:

“How have you been keeping? You know, since the last time you summoned me,” said Elyaas, the demon.

“What?” Magnus asked.

“You don’t remember me?” said the tentacle demon.

“I summon a lot of demons,” Magnus said weakly.

There was a long pause. Magnus stared into the bottom of his coffee cup and desperately willed more coffee to appear. This was something a lot of mundanes did too, but Magnus had one up on those suckers. His mug did slowly fill again, until it was brimming with rich dark liquid. He sipped and looked at Elyaas, who was shifting uncomfortably from tentacle to tentacle.

“Well,” said Elyaas. “This is awkward.”

“It’s nothing personal,” said Magnus.

“Maybe if I jogged your memory,” Elyaas suggested helpfully. “You summoned me when you were searching for a demon who cursed a Shadowhunter? Bill Herondale?”

“Will Herondale,” said Magnus.

Elyaas snapped his tentacles as if they were fingers. “I knew it was something like that.”

“You know,” Magnus said, enlightened, “I think I do remember. I’m sorry about that. I realized right away that you weren’t the demon I was looking for. You looked kind of blue in one of the drawings, but obviously you are not blue, and I was wasting your time. You were pretty understanding about it.”

“Think nothing of it.” Elyaas waved a tentacle. “These things happen. And I can look blue. You know, in the right light.”

“Lighting’s important, it’s true,” said Magnus.

“So whatever happened with Bill Herondale and that curse a blue demon put on him?” The cecaelia demon’s interest seemed genuine.

“Will Herondale,” Magnus said again. “It’s actually rather a long story.”

“You know, sometimes we demons pretend we’re cursing people and we don’t really do it,” said Elyaas chattily. “Like, just for kicks? It’s kind of a thing with us. Did you know that?”

“You could have mentioned it a century or two ago,” Magnus observed frostily.

Elyaas shook his head, smiling a slime-bedecked smile. “The old pretend-to-curse. It’s a classic. Very funny.” He appeared to notice Magnus’s unimpressed expression for the first time. “Not from your perspective, of course.”

“It wasn’t funny for Bill Herondale!” said Magnus. “Oh, damn it. Now you’ve got me doing it.”

★ Jennifer L. Armentrout has a snippet from her blog for Bitter Sweet Love!

My eyes narrowed on her. “I’m not telling him yes.”

“Whatever.” She rolled her eyes. “You’re mad. I totally get that, and you have every reason to be, but you haven’t looked at one guy since he left and you’ve definitely been looking at Dez.”

“Who wouldn’t look at Dez?”

She giggled and then her eyes darted to my door at the sound of a throat clearing. Oh, no. I scrunched up my nose, and Danika winced.

Dez, I mouthed.

She slid off the bed, and that was answer enough. As she hurried across the room, I turned. Dez stood in the doorway, arms crossed over his chest, looking entirely too pleased with himself.

Danika gave him a quick wave as she all but bounced out of my room. He nodded and then stepped inside, closing the door behind him. He was in my bedroom. Again. He’d been in here many times in the past, but that was before, and everything was different now.

★ Katy Evans gave her newsletter subscribers a sneak peek at the first 15 pages of Remy! You can read it here.

★ Penelope Douglas put up on her Facebook a snippet of Until You!

“I love you, Jared,” she said breathlessly in my ear, and I closed my eyes.

My heart filled up so much that it hurt.

“We can wait,” I choked out, never in a million years thinking that we could actually stop what was happening.

She shook her head slowly, a little smile played her lips. Lifting the hem of my black t-shirt over my head, she ran her hands down my chest and up my back. I tensed as she fingered the scars on my back.

But then I just let out the breath.

Her hands were going to be on every part of my body sooner or later. May as well get used to it now.

★ Two snippets from Ilona Andrews’ upcoming Avon book, which you can read here and here.

★ Teaser for Fury (The Seven Deadly #3) by Fisher Amelie:

“You messed up,” I said, stealing his words.

Blood curdled from his mouth and I removed my blades as he slid to the ground. I bent and wiped my knives off on his jacket. His mouth opened and shut like a fish out of water but I couldn’t conjure up any compassion for him. Instead, I stood over him and placed my boot over his heaving chest, pressing as much of my weight into him as possible.

“You will burn in fire so scorching you’ll beg for this moment over and over again.”

★ Snippet from Heidi McLaughlin’s Beaumont series #3!

“Are you a fan?”

“Of yours, I am.”

Putty in my hands is what she is. I take another drag and exhale away from her. I’m a dickhead, but at least I have manners. I pull her closer and run my nose along the underside of her jaw inhaling her perfume. It smells sweet and sugary, not feminine at all. It’s a warning sign for me. It’s always the young ones that smell like candy. I can’t be too careful and definitely can’t afford any bad press.

“How old are you?” I ask, pulling back.

“Tonight’s my twenty-first birthday. We had plans until we saw your tweet. We drove an hour to get here.” Maybe I like Twitter after all.

I pick up a few strands of her blonde ponytail and twist them around my finger. She steps closer and puts her hand on my chest. She’s shy. Her hand shakes. She’s expectant even though I can tell she’s never done something like this before.

“Do you want a birthday kiss?” I ask, fully aware of what her answer will be. She nods, biting her lower lip. Her eyes go from mine to my lips and back again. I lean in, taking my time. I want to put her on the edge with just a little kiss, because that’s the game I like to play with the fangirls.

★ Samantha Towle has a teaser for Trouble!

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★ Another snippet for The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen!

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★ Jen McLaughlin has a teaser for Out of Time! You can also read the first chapter here.

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Other News!!

★ Jamie McGuire (author of Beautiful Disaster) has a novella coming out soon! It’s called A Beautiful Wedding, and it’s book 2.5 of the Beautiful series!

A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire

You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know?

Why did Abby pop the question?
What secrets were shared before the ceremony?
Where did they spend their wedding night?
Who else knew about it . . . and didn’t tell?

Everything about Abby and Travis’s elopement was top-secret . . . until now. Fans of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster will get all of their questions answered in this whirlwind tale of the wedding day (and night!)—and as with all good stories, this one will definitely have been worth the wait.

★ Jasinda Wilder has an update on her new series, The Ever Trilogy!

PLEASE don’t hate me, but I’ve come to a difficult decision. I’m nearing the end of the first Ever Trilogy book and I’ve decided I can’t release it. It ends in a way that is very raw and emotional. I’m worried that if book 2 isn’t readily available too many readers would be really upset. SO, I have decided to release both book 1 and book 2 together instead. They will release the week of Christmas. I promise you it will be worth the wait. Thank you ❤

Series reading order:
(#1) Forever & Always
(#2) After Forever
(#3) Saving Forever

Forever & Always by Jasinda Wilder After Forever by Jasinda Wilder Saving Forever by Jasinda Wilder

Update for Kresley Cole fans!

IAD News, new title, schedule. Finally got my schedule firmed up– for now through the fall of 2014 and wanted to pass it along asap:

December 16, we have Part 1 of my steamy new erotica series, The Professional [cough-sexiest thing I’ve ever written-cough] Parts 2 & 3 will follow in January. After that, we’ve got the next IAD installment, Lanthe and Thronos’s story, coming August 5. And the title is . . . DARK SKYE! It’s already available for pre-order! (cover to be revealed early 2014). October brings the third book of the Arcana Chronicles, title to be announced.

I’m really excited about these books and can’t wait for you to read them! More soon!

To pre-order Dark Skye, click here:
Kindle: http://amzn.to/17mV0Hi
iTunes: http://bit.ly/17t4JRA

To pre-order The Professional, click here:
Kindle: http://amzn.to/19dWiFQ
B&N Nook: http://bit.ly/1dp2DBg
iTunes: http://bit.ly/169NdRZ
Thanks so much!

★ Read the bonus chapter from The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski here! There are SPOILERS for those who have not yet read the book.

★ ALICE CLAYTON NEWS!! She’ll be writing more books!

Gallery Keeps Clayton At Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books imprint, Micki Nuding signed a new four-title deal to keep bestseller Alice Clayton at the house. The world-rights MAJOR deal, which Karen Solem at Spencerhill Associates negotiated, is for three full-length books and a novella. The first book, Rusty Nailed, will launch a new series called Cocktail, featuring characters from Clayton’s popular Wallbanger (Gallery, Feb. 2013); it is scheduled for June 2014. Rounding out the series next year will be Screwdrivered and Mai Tai’d Up, set for September and December, respectively.

Read more on her blog here.

★ Play (Stage Dive #2) by Kylie Scott has a blurb!

Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast – at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. But he didn’t count on exactly how much fun he could have being with the one right girl.

Anne Rollins has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a demented drummer was never going to be a good idea. No matter how hot he is. She’s had her sights set on her male bestie, Reece, for years. And now that she’s supposedly taken, he’s finally paying attention. If only the chemistry between her and her rock star would stop hitting new heights.

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Reviewed on the blog this week:

Check out my stops on the blog tours for Mine, A Risk Worth Taking, Drift, and Tough Luck!

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Don’t forget to check out the giveaways listed on the blog on the right!

Upcoming New Releases

Catch Me by Claire Contreras Cinder by Jessica Sorensen Beautiful Beginning by Christina Lauren World After by Susan Ee The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead Holiday Games by Jaci Burton Torn by Monica Murphy Better by S. Walden Avoiding Decisions by K.A. Linde The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely Trouble by Samantha Towle Remember When 3 by T. Torrest

Top Ten Tuesday {13}: Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is…

Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On

Champion by Marie Lu

1. Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu

World After by Susan Ee

2. World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee

Until You by Penelope Douglas

3. Until You (Fall Away #1.5) by Penelope Douglas

No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

4. No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels #3) by Sarah MacLean

Cress by Marissa Meyer

5. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Fracture Me by Tahereh MafiIgnite Me by Tahereh Mafi

6. Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) & Ignite Me (#3) by Tahereh Mafi

Remy by Katy Evans

7. Remy (Real #3) by Katy Evans

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

8. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor

The King by J.R. Ward

9. The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

10. The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) by Michelle Hodkin

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Book News, Weekly Recap, & Upcoming Releases! {5}

Ready for the third quote from Allegiant?

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GOD I’m just so freaking excited for Allegiant to release! October 22nd is just too far away!

I don’t know why, but I’m always late on knowing about books turning into movies, like one of my favorite books ever, If I Stay by Gayle Forman! Like, HOW could I not have known it’s going to be a movie?!? AHHH! And they’ve already cast Chloe Moretz as Mia, Jamie Blackley as Adam and Liana Liberato as Mia’s best friend Kim. What do you think of them?

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A movie still from the upcoming Vampire Academy movie! It’s Rose being her usual badass self 🙂

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Plus, are you excited for The Book Thief movie?

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Check out more stills of the movie here.

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books are also headed to the big (and small) screen! Read her blog post about it here.

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Congrats, Jennifer!

NEW BOOK ALERT!! Ever read the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater? (If you haven’t, you should! It’s incredible–one of my favorite series of all time.) Well, Maggie told us that she’ll be writing a new book in the series, book #3.5, called Sinner, that focuses on Cole! I totally fell in love with Cole in the previous books, and can’t wait to see how his story will go!

Summary – A standalone companion book to the internationally bestselling Shiver Trilogy.

Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel’s life. Can this sinner be saved?

“Legions of fans — myself included — have wanted Maggie to return to the world of Shiver, and now she’s found an ingenious, sexy, utterly compelling way to do it,” says David Levithan, VP/Publisher and Editorial Director, Scholastic Press. “This isn’t so much a re-visitation as it is a reinvention, with Maggie taking readers to many places they’ve never been with her before. There is nothing quite so amazing as Maggie Stiefvater at the top of her game.”

Author Maggie Stiefvater says, “For me, finishing the Shiver trilogy was a bittersweet moment — I knew that I wouldn’t be returning to Mercy Falls once Sam and Grace’s story was over. But Cole and Isabel still lurked in the back of my mind. Both of them were only half-fixed at the end of the trilogy, and I wanted to know if they could be fixed the rest of the way.

REMY by Katy Evans cover is here!

Remy by Katy Evans

Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. He might grasp his own thoughts at times and forget what he did in others. But through it all, there is one constant. The constant of wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas with every fiber of his being. Remy is his story from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he’s ever had to fight for, to the moment she becomes his.

Olivia Cunning is writing a new book for the Sinners on Tour series called Sinners at the Altar! (From Goodreads) This anthology will include the wedding day stories of all five Sinners told in their points of view. It will also include the Aruba honeymoon of the couple who started it all, Brian and Myrna. The ebook version of Sinners at the Altar will have some added special features, such as never before released deleted scenes from the original books. Don’t miss it!

Sinners at the Altar by Olivia Cunning

Read all about the new book on Olivia’s blog here!

There’s a new snippet for Kate Daniels #7! Read it here.

And did you know? Tahereh Mafi (author of the AMAZING Shatter Me series) and Ransom Riggs (author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) have gotten married! Congratulations to the couple!

Blog Tours and Giveaways:

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Elizabeth Reyes 3 Year Anniversary Event
Win Kindle Paperwhites and more! Ends Sept. 22

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Books reviewed this week:

Cover Reveals on the blog:

Meant for Her by Raine ThomasMeant for Her by Raine Thomas

New Playing With Her Heart cover for Sept 19 revealPlaying With Her Heart (Caught Up in Us #3) by Lauren Blakely new cover!

Upcoming new releases:

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter A Radiant Sky by Jocelyn Davies If Forever Comes by A.L. Jackson Unattainable by Madeline Sheehan Her Wicked Angel by Felicity Heaton Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines Game for Trouble by Karen Erickson Lovers Unmasked anthology Dirty Trick by Christine Bell Bound by Night by Larissa Ione Safe With Me by Kristen Proby Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster Promise Me Light by Paige Weaver One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands
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