Blog Tour: Wilder by Rebecca Yarros (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)

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WILDER

by Rebecca Yarros
The Renegades #1
Publication Date: September 19, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, New Adult, Romance

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Book Synopsis:

He’s Paxton Wilder.Twenty-two-year-old, tattooed, smoking-hot leader of the Renegades.

Five time X Games medalist.

The world is his playground—especially this year—and for the next nine months I’m stuck as his tutor on the Study at Sea program.

He’s too busy staging worldwide stunts for his documentary to get to class.

But if I can’t get him to take academics seriously, I’ll lose my scholarship…if I don’t lose my heart first.

Six unlikely friends on a nine-month cruise with the Study at Sea program will learn that chemistry is more than a subject and the best lessons aren’t taught in the classroom…but in the heart.

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Book Talk Saturday: Four Books That Made Me Think and Cry

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Hey there, fair readers! Happy Saturday!

If you already don’t know, I’m Deanna Lynn and I own Okie Dreams Book Reviews. I’m also, at current, the lead and sole reviewer for the blog. But I’m hoping in the next few months to bring in a few additional reviewers so that whole sole reviewer thing will hopefully change in the coming months. Anyway…

Since we’ve been going pretty strong with a lot of reviews, blog tours, reveals, and promo spots this past year, I thought I’d start trying out a few new book discussion features on the blog. I’ve got a list of a few things I want to try over the next month or so, but I’m also open to suggestions from those of you who visit and want to see more. So, if you have something you’d like to see me start featuring on the blog here, feel free to email me and tell me your thoughts and ideas on it. For now though, I thought I would start with a Book Talk, where I discuss a few books that truly, deeply, emotionally affected me as I read them, in one way or another.

Each one of the books below took me on an incredible emotional journey, a few of which I’ve yet to recover from because I keep thinking about the book at random times. Which is how I know just how amazing I actually find these reads.

So, let’s get to it, shall we?

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Blog Tour: Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros (Excerpt, Giveaway, Teasers, Review, Buy Links)

New Military Romance!  

Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros is

Now Available!

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Hallowed Ground

Flight & Glory #4

Author: Rebecca Yarros
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Entangled Embrace
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance | Military Romance
Pages: 410
Characters: Ember Howard & Josh Walker
Release Date: January 25th 2016
Find it at: Goodreads | Publisher
Buy it at: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

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Summary

There are some debts you can’t repay.

Josh Walker is loyal, reckless, and every girl’s dream. But he only has eyes for December Howard, the girl he’s craved since his high school hockey days. Together they have survived grief, the military, distance, and time as they’ve fought for stolen weekends between his post at Ft. Rucker and her college at Vanderbilt. Now that Josh is a medevac pilot and Ember is headed toward graduation, they’re moving on—and in—together.

Ember never wanted the Army life, but loving Josh means accepting whatever the army dictates—even when that means saying goodbye as Josh heads to Afghanistan, a country that nearly killed him once before and that took her father. But filling their last days together with love, passion, and plans for their future doesn’t temper Ember’s fear, and if there’s one thing she’s learned from her father’s death, it’s that there are some obstacles even love can’t conquer.

Flight school is over.

This is war.

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Review: Beyond What Is Given by Rebecca Yarros

Beyond What Is Given

Flight & Glory #3

Author: Rebecca Yarros
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Entangled Embrace
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance | Military Romance
Pages: 469
Release Date: September 28th 2015
Characters: Grayson Masters & Samantha Fitzgerald
Find it at: Goodreads | Publisher
Buy it at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

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Summary

Be careful what you wish for…

Lt. Grayson Masters is focused on graduating the Apache helicopter course, and the last thing he needs is his gorgeous new roommate Samantha Fitzgerald distracting him. While her smart mouth and free spirit are irresistibly irritating, he can’t deny their off-the-charts chemistry, no matter how hard he tries.

Having just been expelled from college, Sam has no business digging for Grayson’s secrets while she’s hiding her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to tear down his walls. Each barrier she busts through drops one of her own, though, and she’s not prepared for the truth: another woman laid claim to Grayson’s heart long ago.

Falling in love is something neither Grayson nor Sam can afford, and when that line is crossed and secrets are exposed, they’ll learn that sometimes it’s the answered prayers that will put you through hell.

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Review: Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros

Eyes Turned Skyward

Flight & Glory #2

Author: Rebecca Yarros
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Entangled Embrace
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance | Military Romance
Pages: 415
Characters: Paisley Donovan & Jagger Bateman
Release Date: December 8th 2014
Find it at: Goodreads | Publisher
Buy it at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

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Summary

Life’s too short to play it safe…

Since her sister’s death, twenty-year-old Paisley Donovan, who shares her sister’s heart condition, is treated like delicate glass by her parents. But nothing will stop her from completing her Bucket List—even if it kills her. And it almost does, until Jagger Bateman pulls her from the ocean and breathes more than air into her lungs—he sets her soul on fire.

Jagger is enrolled in the country’s toughest flight school. He’s wickedly hot, reckless, and perfect for a girl looking to live life to the fullest. Except that Paisley is the commanding general’s daughter, and her boyfriend is Jagger’s biggest rival. Now Paisley must decide just how much to risk for a guy who makes her heart pound a little too hard.

They’re flying through dangerous territory—and one wrong move could make them crash and burn…
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Review: Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

Full Measures 

Flight & Glory #1

Author: Rebecca Yarros
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Entangled Embrace
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance | Military Romance
Pages: 374
Characters: Ember Howard & Josh Walker
Release Date: February 10th 2014
Find it at: Goodreads | Publisher
Buy it at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes | Audible

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Summary

Three knocks can change everything…

“She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.”

Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.

Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.

Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.

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Excerpt Reveal: Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros

Hallowed Ground

Flight & Glory Series

Book Four

Rebecca Yarros

410 Pages

Release Date: January 25th, 2016


Publisher: Entangled Publishing | Imprint: Embrace

Genre: New Adult | Romance | Series: Flight & Glory


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Excerpt from Hallowed Ground by Rebecca Yarros:

“I’ve never been able to hold back with you. It’s always been full measures or nothing. No halfway bullshit.”

She ran her fingers through my hair, and I groaned when she scratched her nails lightly over my scalp. God, it felt so damn good.

“I’ve always loved that about us. We’re all in. Always.”

“Yes.”

“But that’s not ugly. Nothing you’ve told me is ugly.”

My stomach dropped, and we passed through the station on route to Peak Eight. I looked up to the green mountains, their beauty overwhelming, their sheer size distorted because we were too close to accurately gauge their mass.

“Even knowing everything we have, this incredible love that we share, our beautiful life that we’re building…” I shook my head and looked down at her knees.

“Josh.” She tipped my chin. “I’m here. No matter what you’re about to say.”

“Medevacing the wounded… Ember, I’ve found my purpose. I’ll always go when they call. How many deployments can you wait through? How many times can I leave you?”

Fear streaked through her eyes, but she masked it before I could question her. “As many as it takes. I would rather sit home and wait for you, than spend a lifetime with anyone else.”

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New Military Romance from Rebecca Yarros in Hallowed Ground (Book Four) of the

 Flight & Glory Series releasing January 25th!

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Review: No Kissing Allowed by Melissa West

No Kissing Allowed

Melissa West

204 Pages

Release Date: 07/28/2015


Publisher: Entangled Publishing | Imprint: Embrace 
Genre: New Adult | RomanceContemporary Romance


No Kissing. No touching. And definitely no falling in love…

18698371Armed with her besties, an embarrassing number of shots, and her list of 10 Wild Things To Do Before Adulthood, recent grad Cameron Lawson is partying it up before she starts her dream job at New York’s biggest ad agency. Her last task? Hook up with a random guy. And while it’s so not her style, the super-sexy guy sitting next to her is definitely game. No names. No details.

At least, that was the plan.

On her first day of work, Cameron discovers her hook-up is none other than Aidan Truitt—her new boss’s boss. Talk about failing the “no fraternizing with coworkers” policy on an epic level. Especially when Aidan makes it clear their one night was only the beginning. Falling for him could cost her everything, but sometimes the only way to get what you want is by breaking a few rules…


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