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YAY! Captured by Jasinda + Jack Wilder has a new cover + blurb!!! And to celebrate, they are giving away a Kindle Paperwhite!! Check it out, share with your friends and enter to win! ♥

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captured1Love is never easy. It’s especially difficult when you love a career Marine. I knew the risk when I said “I do”, but I chose to love Thomas anyway. 

War took him from me, and now I’m alone. Struggling and desperate. There’s no hope, no future. Just the endless cycle of day-to-day survival. But a letter returned will change all of that. 

Hope and companionship, and even love, often come from the last place you’d think to look, when you least expect it. 

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I was a lost, broken soul, a Marine tortured by the memories of what I’d endured. When I visited that old farmhouse in rural Texas, all I wanted to do was return the letter. Keep a promise. 

What I got was healing. Understanding. The chance to find a measure of peace when all I’ve ever known is war.

We both lost everything. But in each other, we found something worth fighting for.

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About Jasinda:
NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU. You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her five children and menagerie of animals.

About Jack:
Jack Wilder–aka Mr. Wilder–is one half of the The Wilders. You might know his wife, Jasinda Wilder, as the author of such bestselling books such as Falling Into You, Falling Into Us, Stripped, Wounded, and Alpha, among many others. The Missionary is Jack’s first solo work, followed by Captured, written in collaboration with Jasinda.  

Connect with the authors:
Jasinda: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Wesbite
Jack: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Website

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Captured by Jasinda + Jack Wilder

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You go into combat, you fear death. It’s what keeps you careful, keeps you alive. I’ve faced death more times than I can count. I’ve taken bullets. I’ve taken lives. 

But nothing can prepare me for the soul-crushing terror of being captured. 


I married a Marine. I knew the risks. Every time my husband shipped out, I knew there was a chance he wouldn’t come back. But Thomas always did. Always. Then one day two officers in full dress uniform knocked on my door and shattered my world. 

How do you keep going when you lose what made life worth living?
***This is a full length, stand-alone contemporary romance, set in the world of WOUNDED**

My Review:

Wow. Wow. Wow. Jasinda and Jack Wilder have done it again! Jess and I are kind of partial to this series. You see, Wounded was our very first review here at bookslapped and Jasinda was so incredibly gracious and accepting to us as new bloggers. We couldn’t be happier that she was the first author we featured here on our little blog and we love and cherish the relationship we have formed with her over the last couple of years. So, you can imagine how crazy excited we were when she spilled the beans on Captured!! We couldn’t wait to get our greedy little hands on this book and let me tell you, Jasinda and Jack do not disappoint! Captured is a serious page-turner. I could not put it down!!

The pages of this book are filled with overwhelming heartbreak (ummm I cried before the first chapter even started…), hair-raising suspense and a beautiful, heart-stopping, second-chance love story to die for. The connection and passion between Derek and Reagan is consuming. You feel every emotion, every soul-crushing moment they experience. It’s quite the emotional journey, but everything you FEEL is completely worth it in the end. All of the anxiety that fills your body, every tear you shed, every smile that stretches across your face… WORTH. IT. Captured is an intense, electrifying, action-packed thrill ride not to be missed! Go grab your copy today! 5 bookslaps!!! ♥ Rachel

About Jasinda:
NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU. You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her five children and menagerie of animals.

About Jack:
Jack Wilder–aka Mr. Wilder–is one half of the The Wilders. You might know his wife, Jasinda Wilder, as the author of such bestselling books such as Falling Into You, Falling Into Us, Stripped, Wounded, and Alpha, among many others. The Missionary is Jack’s first solo work, followed by Captured, written in collaboration with Jasinda.  

Connect with the authors:
Jasinda: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Wesbite
Jack: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Website

Buy Wouned + Captured here:

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Maybe Maby by Willow Aster EXCLUSIVE Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Mabel Armstrong is on the verge of giving up. But just when things feel bleakest, there seems to be a shift in the universe. People come out of the woodwork. Her ex won’t leave her alone. An old friend finally tries to become more. Even the cute guy at the coffee shop starts paying extra attention.

Maybe Maby is a heartbreaking, and at times, hilarious story about coping with loss, finding love in New York, and learning to recognize hope in the middle of it all.

My Review:
We LOVED Maybe Maby by Willow Aster so much that we are participating in Willow’s Blog Hop Promo Week to highlight more information about the book, the author and key elements about the book to give you an inside peek on what all the hype is about!

I absolutely adored this book!! I am definitely biased since Willow is one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE authors and I will read just about anything she puts on paper, including her grocery list because I’m pretty sure it would be the most eloquently transcribed grocery list of all time, but this book is one of the best books of the year!! You seriously cannot miss out on Maby and her men. Willow steps out of her comfort zone on this one and you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount of steam within the pages of this heartbreaking yet inspiring story. Maby suffers from OCD and has just tragically lost her mother, so when we meet her she is just about hitting rock bottom with her job and most of her personal relationships. She has an irritating boss, an annoying ex, a good friend she’s been crushing on and a cute coffee shop guy she thinks is cute. Who will she choose? Who will help her along her roller coaster ride to recovery and lead her to her HEA?! You have to read and find out!

“There’s something about him that cuts through my hardened heart and makes me believe in more—something more than shattered fragments of a life and the endless emptiness.”- Maybe Maby by Willow Aster

Maybe Maby has the perfect balance of witty dialogue, real-life drama and scintillating steam. All of that blended with Willow’s signature heartfelt & irresistible characters will keep you captivated and falling in love till the end. This book is a heartfelt masterpiece with an original storyline and perfectly imperfect characters. Rachel and I both could not put it down. We laughed, we cried, we fell in love and we wanted more!

‘“Being with you makes me forget who I really am.” I say it with a smile, but then get serious when I realize the gravity of my statement. He crinkles his face, a little frown forming between his brows.
“Maybe I just remind you of who you want to be…who you are when you’re not trying to be something else.” His hand sweeps across my cheek and I lean into it, closing my eyes.

I wish he was right. When he looks at me the way he is right now, I can almost believe him.”- Maybe Maby by Willow Aster

So, don’t miss out on this 5 star read from this amazing author! And be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win an E-copy of this book! You can follow along the blog hop promo week by checking out Wolfel’s World of Books tomorrow or by following the schedule below. A BIG thank you to The Collage Montage by Abbie D for letting us use her amazing Maybe Maby collages in this post!! Happy reading! XO, J

“You’ve taken possession of my heart little by little, and now you own it, Maby. Completely.”- Maybe Maby by Willow Aster

MabyCollage17/20 – Shh Moms Reading

7/21 – A.K.A The Book Harlots Review

7/22 – Three Chicks and Their Books

7/23 – Word

7/24 - Bookslapped

7/25 – Wolfel’s World of Books

7/26 – Reading Books Like a Boss

7/27 – Willow Aster’s Website

Enjoy our EXCLUSIVE guest post from Willow below!!

Me Vs. The Heroines I Create by Willow Aster

Talk to writers for a while and you’ll find out that they’ve usually lived at least some small part of what they write about. It’s not always the case—for instance, I have never stayed on a houseboat, but after writing True Love Story, I’m dying to!

We write what we know or what we want to know, whether it’s something we’ve seen or simply part of who we are.

There’s a little bit of me in the heroines I write about … good or bad, it’s familiar. Besides having parts of me, I’ve included one thing that isn’t about me, but something that’s true, nonetheless.

I don’t really cuss. The whole we say ‘shoot’ … yep, that’s me.

I’ve never smelled a skunk either. My nose is faulty.

I’m also klutzy and could trip on absolutely nothing.

My husband is a guitar player and tugs his hair as much, if not more, than Ian.

I relate with the way Sparrow grew up in a very religious background and had to discover her own beliefs when she left home.

My hair is frizzy.

I spent five formative years living in a small town in Tennessee.

My grandparents are way too similar to Caroline’s.

My daughter said the line: “It’s got yong yegs yike mine!” about the moon when she was little.

I relate to the way Caroline was idealistic even in the middle of the worst situations.

I recently lost my mom, so those sections are very real to me.

I do drastic haircuts. Very long and then very short.

The pudge. Trying to pretend like holding in my stomach is a sit-up. Enough said.

I’ve seen firsthand how OCD and bipolar disorder can wreak havoc on not just the person who has it, but the family and friends of that person.

I relate to the way Maby recognizes her crazy.

MabyCollage2Buzz for Maybe Maby:
“Chaotic and passionate, Maybe Maby is an outstanding display of emotions. Maybe Maby is a phenomenal read you can’t miss.” — A.L Jackson, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Quirky, funny, sexy, heartwarming, swoon-worthy perfection. I just finished it and I already want to go back and read it again!” — Claire Contreras, author of The Darkness Series, Catch Me, and The Contracts and Deceptions Series

“We absolutely fell in love with Maybe Maby! It has the perfect balance of witty humor, real-life drama and scintillating steam. It’s right on top of our best books of the year list!” — Jessica and Rachel from Bookslapped

“A brilliantly written romance of a beautifully dysfunctional mind.” — Leslie Fear, author of Villere House

“Maybe Maby is a book I will pick up often, and fall in love with again and again. Well done, Ms. Aster. This is a masterpiece.” — Maggi Myers, author ofThe Final Piece and Lily Love

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willowAbout the Author:
Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, and Maybe Maby. She lives with her husband and two kids on a tropical beach in paradise. Well, at least part of that is true … the rest is Story Lala Land, where Willow spends most of her time.

Add Maybe Maby to your TBR List on Goodreads here.

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$.99 SALE & Signed Paperback Giveaway! Decker’s Wood by Kirsty Dallas

Decker Steele had it made…Penthouse apartment, VIP parties, girls on tap. You see, Decker Steele is the Pornography Associations award winning, money making machine. But what does a self-confessed, pussy pounding warrior do when his prized package begins to fail? Freak the ‘F’ out, that’s what! 

Andi Jennings is the socially inept, geeky and awkward cousin of Decker’s best friend. Only she’s not so geeky and awkward anymore. Now she’s a smokin’ hot country bumpkin, with a smokey voice made for phone sex, and a pair of hot as hell cowboy boots. Everyone adores her, my porn star buddies, my mom and dad, my ‘equipment’. 

So, the prized package isn’t so failing anymore, the catch is, it will only perform for Andi…My friend WITHOUT benefits. 

What will the prince of porn do? The girl or the career?

Add Decker’s Wood to your Goodreads TBR list here!
Check out Decker’s Wood on Amazon here!

Connect with Kirsty: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Website
About Kirsty:
I grew up on the beaches of North Queensland Australia before migrating south to the iconic Gold Coast in 1995. I traded the surf and my bikini for pajama’s and a computer when I embarked on writing professionally in 2012. I have two rules when writing. Rule one, “forget about being published, forget about ratings and awards, write simply for the love of writing”. And rule two, “be brave, don’t be afraid to traverse the path less traveled and don’t conform.” With these rules in mind, I hope my books spark a light inside your heart and leave you in a complete book frump!

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Iris by R.K. Lilley Review + Giveaway!

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Who is Iris? Where did she come from? Where has she gone? 

Alasdair Masters has more questions than answers about his new, too young obsession, and when he finds out she’s been lying to him, from their first meeting to their last one, he’s more confused than ever about her feelings, her intentions. 

And what’s just as confusing are his own feelings. Has he turned something purely physical into something emotional in his own head? Is any of it mutual? 

The only thing he doesn’t question is whether he’ll keep going back for more. 

Me, I was simple. I was order. A very neat, efficient machine that ran on nothing but air. 

Me plus anyone else, well, that was another matter. And me plus Iris, that was a monster of a machine, with all gears going at different speeds, some spinning off their hinges, just going mad, but it was a wonderful madness, at full throttle, misfiring in all directions. 

It felt wonderful and dreadful. 
I was breaking down, and it felt amazing. 
And terrifying. 

iris1AbbieD’s review:
If you’re reading this review, there’s a strong chance that you’ve read at least one R.K. Lilley book. That also means you probably appreciate all the aspects that she flawlessly incorporates in her stories. This installment is no exception, but it IS exceptional!

Ya know that feeling you get in your stomach when you are about to plunge down on a roller coaster ride? Yeah, I felt that way the entire time while reading this installment of The Wild Side series. I think I may have given myself a blister from swiping my iPad screen so fast! I will not go into details because that would produce spoilers (seeing as how The Wild Side ended), BUT I will tell you that all the elements of an amazing and fast paced story were present!

Oh Iris…I thought I was intrigued with her the first time around, but reading about more “clues” into who “Iris” is have really got me reeling with curiosity! Yet, ironically enough, I feel like with this story, I bonded with Alasdair a lot. He is so desperate to find answers, from her and within himself, that he seems to go through major changes in this short amount of time. This woman, this enigma, came jogging (literally) into this life, and he just can’t seem to unravel her. If anything, her presence alone reminds him of just how strong his addiction to her really is.

As I said in my review of The Wild Side, I am REALLY REALLY glad that these release so close together, because I am already biting at my nails at what is to come!!

rkAbour R.K. Lilley:
R.K. Lilley lives in Texas with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She’s had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She’s been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of the books In Flight, Mile High, Grounded, Bad Things, Rock Bottom, Lovely Trigger, Lana, Breathing Fire, and The Wild Side. She is currently hard at work on the fourth book in the Up in the Air series, Mr. Beautiful.

Connect wtih R.K. Lilley:
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