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Blog Tour - Love Me Crazy



Today we have the blog tour for Love Me Crazy by Camden Leigh. We are so excited to share this fantastic new contemporary romance with you! Be sure to check it out and grab your copy today!





About Love Me Crazy:  


“We’re broken in the most screwed-up perfect way. It was inevitable we’d end up together.”  


Cassidy Beck is focused on one thing, and one thing only: planning the Southern wedding of the century in Lucas Hill, South Carolina. Fresh from a tragic breakup, Cassidy’s not in the mood for any distractions. But when antebellum hottie Quinn Covington arrives in all his sexy, tattooed glory, he might prove to be the biggest distraction of them all.  


MIA ever since his father’s death, Quinn doesn’t plan to stay any longer than it takes to start his dad’s vintage truck. But the sight of Cassidy trying to fend off his family’s pet turkey sends him for a loop. Red-haired and fierce, she’s just as broken as he is. But even though Cassidy’s past makes her the only one able to understand Quinn’s own scars, they also make her wary. After all, how can she trust him with her heart when everyone else she’s ever given it to has thrown it away?  


Sexy, heart-wrenching, and full of Southern charm, this new contemporary romance from Camden Leigh shows just what happens when two people who are perfectly broken end up piecing each other back together.  


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I turn around, naked and cold, teeth chattering, to find him searching my eyes. Water drips over the linear clefts marking his abs, following a barbed vine south. His jeans, soaked through, suction to his curves, especially the bulge locked behind his zipper.


His eyes peruse my body.


I straighten as I do when I’m working an outfit at a club. Realizing what I’d done a second too late, I reach past him and turn the water lever. “I suppose, at this point, it won’t hurt to add heat.” Crap. He’ll misread that.


His eyes darken.


Yup. Totally misread.


His hand rings my wrist, stopping me from turning away and making me flinch. But the oddest thing happens. The flinch fades and calm follows. I don’t want to hear anything else personal, nothing to make me feel more than I already do. Yet at the same time, I want to hear everything. I want to be . . . personal.


A hungry desire fills the crystals in his eyes with a dark yearning. He glances at his grip on my arm then his hand pressing against my breast. He leans forward and pauses, eyes checking mine for guidance.


God, those lips. That delicious curve leading to his dimple.


He leans in, lips parted.


This is what I want. He is what I want.


Instead of closing my eyes like I always do, I leave them open to watch his lazily close. His lips part to meet mine. Though he moves slowly and precisely, there’s an undeniable urgency to pull him to me, get his lips on mine a little bit faster. But the anticipation might be what I’ve been missing.


The other night, we hurried through sex and pretty much nixed the foreplay. Partially my fault because if I’d slowed to enjoy it I would’ve thrown him out the second his shorts hit the floor. Watching him take his time with something as simple as a kiss rekindles the warm and fuzzy feels I’ve neglected since Preston. I’m glad we had quick-and-done sex last night, because this proves it could be so much better, and last night was pretty damn good.


Last night he heated me up, but he was just warming <!-- 8/30/16, 8:13 AM September 8, 2016 at 10:12 AM Spark Intern September 8, 2016 at 10:12 AM This line is a bit confusing—I’m not sure the car metaphor is quite working. Maybe you could tweak this a bit? -->my engine. This kiss, if it ever happens, and God I want it to, already has my engine revved and awful close to overheating. <!-- 8/30/16, 8:13 AM September 8, 2016 at 10:12 AM Spark Intern September 8, 2016 at 10:12 AM I thought they were already kissing? -->


I push my hands over his warm pecs. Water drizzles down his shoulders and between my fingers. I lean into the kiss. “You’re torturing me.”


On purpose.”


I comb my fingers into his wet hair and pull him to me. The heat of the water, the steam around us and the zing of his lips against mine makes my knees tremble. He wraps his arms around me and pushes me against the wall of the shower. He’s more brazen then last night, like he has something to prove. But he doesn’t. It’s me who has to prove to him I won’t push him away again.


I press my hands against him, making him pull away to check in with me. “I’m sure this time.”


His sideways smile kills me, and I melt a little more against the cool wall. He leans in and rests his head against mine. “I promise you won’t regret letting me in.”


Water streams down his back, fondling him the way I want to fondle him. I hook my fingers in his belt loops and jerk him closer. “I know. Because you already are.”






About Camden Leigh:  


Camden Leigh is a sucker for first kisses, first hook-ups and anything that adds the unforgettable first sparks of love–humor, seduction, hot-n-sexy bods, angsty determination...what have you! Her stories expose the real dirt, grime and grit that befalls a seemingly perfect relationship, the heartache as a result, and the growth, perseverance and strength it takes to make flaws work for her characters. She wants her characters to experience love that wraps arounds their hearts, turns them into sizzling flames and results in a grand finale of fireworks.  


When Camden isn’t writing, she’s either crafting, flicking through images of gorgeous paper, saturated palettes or...um, lip-lickin' washboard abs. When feeling guilty, she attempts to keep up with her energetic kiddos by beach combing, kayaking, golfing (can it really be called golfing if a seven-year-old beats you?) or being that crazy person at a concert. Her addictions: chocolate covered raspberries, real southern sweet tea (not the fake stuff with the sugar crystals hanging out in the bottom of the cup), her pups and pretty paper she’ll never use.  


Connect with Camden:

website: http://www.camdenleigh.com/

twitter: https://twitter.com/Camden_Leigh

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camden_leigh/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/camden_leigh/

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Camden-Leigh-912698852155676/?pnref=story goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/camdenleigh  




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Blog Tour Schedule:


September 28th

Captain Reads A Lot        Excerpt

Aly's Miscellany                Excerpt

AC Book Blog                    Excerpt

Reese's Reviews               Excerpt

Barbara's Book Reviews    Excerpt

September 29th

The Silver Dagger Scriptorium Excerpt

Roxy's Reviews                 Excerpt

Ashley Book Blog             Review

September 30th

Reading Tigress                Excerpt

Two Girls with Books         Review

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents   Excerpt

SBB Reviews                      Review

Spunky N Sassy                 Excerpt

Kitty's Book Spot!            Excerpt

October 1st

More Books Than Livros  Review

Kick Back & Review         Excerpt

Those Crazy Book Chicks  Excerpt

October 2nd

Bad boys and Bedtime stories book previews Review

Literary Dust       Excerpt

October 3rd

Socially Awkward Book Nerd   Excerpt

V's Reads             Review

Book Junkiez       Excerpt

An Aussie Girls WILD Book Addiction!      Dreamcast

October 4th

Alpha Book Club  Review

Book Fancy         Review

Cruising Susan Book Reviews   Review

October 5th

My Slanted Bookish Ramblings   Review

Evermore Books     Excerpt

Crazii Bitches Book Blog   Review

October 6th

Lucky 13              Review

EskieMama Reads  Excerpt

Rock Out With Sweet Reads Excerpt

October 7th

KatyaRath           Review

Ramblings From This Chick    Review

The Book Sirens                Review

October 8th

The Book Tree                  Excerpt

Romance Book Nerd         Excerpt

The Power of Three Readers Review

October 9th

Fictional rendezvous book blog  Excerpt

Southern Yankee Book Reviews Review

Dog-Eared Daydreams    Review

October 10th

Princess Reads                  Review

Seraphim Book Reviews          Guest Post

Novel Addiction                Review

October 11th

G & T's Indie Café            Excerpt

Books 2 Blog      Review

Teatime and Books         Excerpt

One girl lost in romance books   Review

Southern Vixens Book Obsessions Review




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url 2015-06-13 09:44
9 Things You Absolutely Must Do In London If You Love Books And Literary History
  • * British Library - check (though it's been a while & could use a refresher).
  • * Bloomsbury - check.
  • * Shakespeare's Globe - check. (Duh.)
  • * St. Pancras and
  • * George Inn - on the list for next time.
  • * English Heritage plaques - check (you'd have to be blind to miss them).
  • * Foyle's / Charing Cross / indie bookstores - check. (Duh.)
  • * 221B Baker St. - check.
  • * Tube / Oyster Card / do your own literary London thing - check ... it's one of the main reasons why I keep going to London in the first place!:)

Shakespeare's Globe: outside; and cast (including Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry) and director (Dominic Dromgoole) taking standing ovations at the 2012 season's last performance of "Twelfth Night." (Photos mine.)

Source: www.bustle.com/articles/88064-9-things-you-absolutely-must-do-in-london-if-you-love-books-and-literary-history
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review 2015-06-07 13:02
The North (and almost everything in it)
The North: (And Almost Everything In It) - Paul Morley

By: Paul Morley
ISBN-10: 0747578168
ISBN-13: 9781408834015
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Language: English
Format: Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle, Audio


Throughout the years I have travelled from outside England to London and Cornwall, always loving the vibe of the city, and then the quiet of the very far south. But I wanted to see more of this facinating Country. From London you can take the train north, reaching Manchester Piccadilly within about 2 to 2 1/2 hours with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry, East Midlands, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail, etc. As you are cradled by the Train you may wonder about the sights you see along the way (similar to the Book The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins), curious about the history, the history of the North. To me, North England means Manchester, which is wrong and only based on personal opinion (certainly not along any geographical or political lines).

"By the time you arrive on the edge of this major northern city and see the buildings, new and old, that tell its story, that announce its entrenched character, you may have been in the north for a fair few miles, and nothing will have seemed so dramatically different since you were in the obvious south (P. 36)"

My first impression of the North was Stoke-On-Trent, then up to Manchester, finally settling on Stockport. I adore Stockport. I love the Greater Manchester area. I am enthralled by the Peak District. Paul Morley, the Author of The North (and almost everything in it), grew up in said area, specifically in Reddish, which is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. "It is 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Stockport and 4.6 miles (7.4 km) southeast of Manchester. Historically a part of Lancashire, Reddish grew and developed rapidly during the Industrial Revolution and still retains landmarks from that period, such as Houldsworth Mill, a former textile mill" (Wikipedia). That is why I picked up the book in the first place; I wanted to learn about this North since I myself have been exploring Stockport and to a lesser extend, Manchester.

The Book itself was great although it took me weeks to read due to the convoluted way it was written. I had no issue with the historical timeline of the North of England being written backwards as his own timeline went from youth to adult in the expected manner. There were lots of sentences that ran together, for an eternity it seems, and sometimes I wondered if the Author was not on something as he was writing - still - I give the man credit: it calls for a second read so I can highlight passages and explore this North and the locations he mentions. The book also lead to me and Google again forming a intimate relationship so I could look up any names or happenings I was not familiar with. I am, after all, not from England.

While I do like the book, there was too much mention of Sports and Music - but considering Paul Morley is an English music journalist with a serious Football (Soccer) fetish, I will forgive him for such folly.

Paul Morley's non-fictional book The North (and almost everything in it) will capture you if you give it the time it deserves.


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review 2015-04-16 20:17
Will get to you fall in love with Bloomsbury
Love in Bloomsbury - Frances Partridge

The charm of this book isn’t the love geometry, but Partridge’s beautiful writing and humor.    It is as if she is writing there with you, telling you the story as you are drinking wine.  There is something very accessible about her in a way that the rest of the Bloomsbury group doesn’t have.

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