Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book Review - That Touch of Magic by Lucy March - Nodaway Falls #2


ABOUT THE BOOK


Stacy Easter has seen better days. Being a librarian is a labor of love—if only paying her bills were half as much fun. What’s a single, bookish beauty in sleepy Nodaway Falls, New York, supposed to do?
To make ends meet, Stacy decides to develop her special…powers. Everyone can use a touch of magic now and then, right? Soon she’s got clients lining up to receive her signature potions—until a few of them go awry. Meanwhile, her own life has just taken a storybook turn: Leo North, the official One Who Got Away, is back in town. Stacy’s best friends Peach and Liv are more concerned about the state of her heart than the side effects of a few rogue magic spells. But someone with dark intentions is crossing magical wires all over Nodaway Falls, and those closest to Stacy are at risk. Can Stacy conjure up a way out of this mess with her life—and maybe even her love life—intact?



MY REVIEW

That Touch of Magic is a true page turner and on par with what I have come to expect from Lucy March and her alter ego Lani Diane Rich.  The characters are smart, charismatic, and real.  The sarcastic heroine, Stacy, is a lovable but flawed character that makes her interesting and easy to relate to.  At first glance she is the town harlot, but it soon becomes clear she is caring almost to a fault and is only protecting herself from her crazy Mom and a ten year old broken heart.  Leo is a strong romantic hero that was as well written, complicated, and interesting as the heroine.  Often with books in the romance genre I want to smack the hero across the head for his stupidity, but with Leo I was always wanting to give him a hug.  Even the antagonist made me feel sorry for him at times.  March is able to write emotion and humor better than any other women’s lit author I’ve come across.  Hardly a page goes by where I’m not laughing, crying, or both.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucy March is the split personality of NYT and USA Today bestselling author Lani Diane Rich. In 2010, she started writing her popular blog, A Year and Change, which documented the last fifteen months before her fortieth birthday. On her blog, Lucy worked through personal issues involving her divorce, her sense of self-worth, and her mother; she developed a following that eventually became the Betties, and occasionally opined on things like dieting, the writing process and vajazzling.

Now, she is happily remarried and lives with her husband, her two young daughters and her best friend on a river in southern Ohio, and life is pretty damn good.

OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


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Today is the big cover reveal for the SEX ON THE BEACH series! This series includes the novellas BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett, BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin, and BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst. 

the SEX ON THE BEACH series
coming MARCH 4th 

NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS:

Dear Reader,

Prepare yourself for Sex on the Beach, a trilogy featuring BETWEEN US (Jen McLaughlin), BEYOND ME (Jennifer Probst), and BEFORE YOU (Jenna Bennett). Three separate novellas. Three different authors. One literary world. Read them all, or just read one. It's up to you! No matter which route you choose, these standalone novellas are sure to satisfy your need for sizzling romance and an emotion packed story.

Happy Reading!
Jen, Jenna, and Jennifer 


BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett
BOOK SUMMARY:
It’s all fun and games

I had a simple plan for spring break.

Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.

A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.

And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had it made.

Until someone gets hurt

But then girls started turning up at Key West landmarks. Girls who looked like me, but with one crucial difference: They’d all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.

The virginity I still have. The virginity Ty refuses to take.

And now I’ve begun to wonder whether there isn’t more to him than meets the eye.

Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore...



BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin
BOOK SUMMARY:
I’m just a girl…
I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.

And I’m just a guy…
I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.

All good things must come to an end...


BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst
BOOK SUMMARY:
CAN FUN IN THE SUN TURN INTO LASTING LOVE?
Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies...or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in...   

OR WILL A LIFE BUILT ON LIES RUIN EVERYTHING?
The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted...until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever...


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Book Review - Modogamous by Karen E. Martin - with author giveaway info



ABOUT THE BOOK

Kate Adams has it all figured out. Five years out of college, she's got a steady job, a home she loves in the big city, and good friends who always keep her laughing: her stylish but nosy roomate Evette, happily-married, Cecie, and of course, good old Mitch, her seriously cute co-worker who's been stuck in the Friend Zone since the day they met.

Everything is going just fine--until the night Kate corsses the line with Mitch, and the boundaries between freindship and love begin to blur. Things get even more complicated when hunky JP enters the scene. What's a girl to do? Add to the mix a spunky little pug Kate never expected to fall for, and her neatly-ordered life is starting to look more like a dog's dinner. Maybe her roomate has the right idea after all: forget the men, and stick with a canine campanionn instead. It's time for Kate to figure out what she really wants in life. But can she dig her way out of the mess she's created before she ends uppermanently in the doghouse?

MY REVIEW
This was a refreshing, smart, and funny romantic comedy.  I cannot say enough good things about this book.  It's like Bridget Jones meets Shopaholic, but smarter and more relatable.   Kate is a great heroine, who is oblivious to the fact that her life and her job is stagnant and she is just going through the day to day motions of what she expects her life to be.  She doesn't stop to think about if she is happy or if it is how she wants to life to be.   Sometimes as a reader I wanted to smack some sense into her just like she were my friend making bad life choices when all I can do is stand there and watch.

Mitch, in my opinion, is the true star of the book.  He's the sensitive best friend that every girl is looking for, but not so over the top that he couldn't possibly exist.  He too deserved more than one smack on the side of the head from the reader at his stupidity, however all of the miscommunication and bad timing was done well and didn't feel like a plot device, but rather exactly like it happens in real life.

I laughed throughout the entire book and look forward to reading more by the author.


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18 + a little steamy



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Karen E. Martin, M.Ed. is a full-time freelance writer/editor. She has been in the publishing business since 2004, working on books and publications for major and independent publishers, universities, businesses, and private individuals.
Prior to entering the field of publishing, Ms. Martin worked as a Senior EFL Fellow (English as a Foreign Language) for the U.S. Department of State in Romania, a Junior EFL Fellow for the U.S. Department of State in Jordan, and a teacher-trainer for the U.S Peace Corps in Mauritania, Jordan, Romania, and Morocco. Ms. Martin served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years, teaching English in the Errachidia Province of Morocco.

You can contact the author on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, GoodReads, Wattpad, and on her blog about writing, publishing, and literature. 

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Book Review - Final Vow by Kathleen Brooks


Ahmed was introduced in the first book of the Bluegrass Undercover series, and has remained a prominent secondary character throughout.  I was already in love with the character prior to this book because of his dry sense of humor and how he had been such a good friend to all of the other residents in Keeneston.  Brooks has done a great job of creating a character that is one of the most loved in the series, who also happens to be a hired assassin.  I had a lot of expectation for Ahmed’s book, and Brooks did not disappoint. 

Bridget makes a great companion for a dark character like Ahmed.  The mutual respect they have for each other and their abilities makes the relationship work in ways no other relationship could with Ahmed.

I was glad that Brooks added an epilogue of sorts at the end to catch the readers up on the characters over the next few years.  I know I for one will miss my book friends in Keeneston, but the epilogue softened the blow of losing them.  This is certainly a series I’ll be reading again.

OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!

MATURITY RATING - 18 + a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kathleen Brooks is the five-time USA Today Bestselling author of the Bluegrass Series and Bluegrass Brothers Series. She has garnered attention as a new voice in romance with a warm Southern feel. Her books feature quirky small town characters you'll feel like you've known forever, romance, humor, and mystery all mixed into one perfect glass of sweet tea.

Kathleen is an animal lover who supports rescue organizations and other non-profit organizations, such as Friends and Vets Helping Pets, whose goals are to protect and save our four-legged family members.

Kathleen lives in Central Kentucky with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and a cat who thinks he's a dog. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached at Kathleen@Kathleen-Brooks.com.

You can sign up for her New Release Email Notification at http://www.Kathleen-Brooks.com

Book Order:
(Bluegrass Series)
Bluegrass State of Mind (Bluegrass Series) - FREE!
Risky Shot (Bluegrass Series)
Dead Heat (Bluegrass Series)

(Brothers Series)
Bluegrass Undercover (Bluegrass Brothers) - FREE!
Rising Storm (Bluegrass Brothers)
Secret Santa, A Bluegrass Series Novella - FREE!
Acquiring Trouble (Bluegrass Brothers)
Relentless Pursuit (Bluegrass Brothers)
Secrets Collide (Bluegrass Brothers)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cover Reveal - Just Shoot Me (Cowboy Way #1) by Becky McGraw

Just Shoot Me (Cowboy Way, #1) a new series by Becky McGraw, author of the Texas Trouble Series

Synopsis:

Tina Montgomery needs to find her Texas Tomcat. Her promotion and livelihood depend on it. That promotion could mean a new life for her, her sister and her niece. It's a big risk however, because if she fails in her bid to head up a new menswear line at her company, she could lose everything. That's why finding the perfect model to represent the line has become her sole focus. At the point of thinking she would ...never find that man, one with both experience and attitude that shows in his face and eyes, she meets Dean Dixon. His gorgeous eyes tell a story she definitely wants to hear and the man has more attitude than any she’s ever met. Physically he's perfect for the job. But that attitude she thought she wanted in her cowboy quickly becomes her biggest downfall when she tries to convince the sexy, but hard-hearted rancher to help her.

Dean Dixon is done with women. His cheating ex-wife has shown him just how untrustworthy women are. He has a ranch to run, and a son who might not be his to raise alone. That's more than enough for any man to handle without dealing with his sister-in-law’s friend who is determined to convince him to model for her company. He has seen what that industry has done to his brother. Dean is a rancher, not a model, and he isn't about to abandon his family or fall into the same trap his brother had. He stands his ground, until his sister-in-law tells him why Tina needs the promotion she’s wanting so badly, and asks for his help. Hope had bailed him and his family out when they needed her the year prior. How could he refuse to help her now?

Excerpt:

“Just do the damned photo shoot, Dean,” Cord said following behind him.

“I’d rather be shot.  I’ll even load the shotgun for you,” Dean offered tossing the saddle onto the saddle rack.  “I’m not going to shave all the damned hair off my body, and coat myself in oil so I can prance around in my underwear.  I’ll leave that to you, baby brother.”

“I did not prance around in my underwear,” Cord corrected indignantly.

“But you did shave your ass, so you looked like a ten-year-old boy.  I saw the proof in those magazines.”

“You saw my pictures?” Cord asked with surprise. 

To Dean’s own surprise his brother’s face heated, and he looked a little embarrassed.  Embarrassed wouldn’t begin to describe how Dean would feel if he were in his brother’s shoes. And that is exactly where Tina Montgomery wanted to put him.  So she could get a promotion.  What the fuck did he get out of it, other than getting the money to pay back a loan he didn’t even take out? 

Cord and Hope had decided on that plan of action themselves, without his permission or knowledge even.  But that loan had saved the ranch, and saved his Daddy’s life.  It also resulted in his brother settling down.  Dean did owe her a lot.

“Yeah, I saw ‘em.”  He’d seen his brother shaved and shirtless looking like a greased pig in those jeans ads in every fucking magazine and newspaper he picked up.  Why women would want to see a man like that, Dean didn’t know.  It might sell jeans, but it just wasn’t reality.  He knew one thing for sure. That was not how he wanted the world, his family or his son to see him.

“Is shaving the only thing you have against doing it?” Cord asked following him out of the tack room, then back down the aisle toward Blaze.

“Hell no, it’s not the only thing,” Dean grated.  His brother had been gone too long to remember how much work it took to run this ranch.  For three years, Dean had been the one doing that work.  “Who is going to manage this ranch while I’m off prissing in front of a camera?  And I have a son to raise,” Dean replied shortly, as he grabbed the towel off of his shoulder and rubbed at the sweat on Blaze’s black coat.

“I’ll do the work.    Just tell me what you want done, and I’ll make sure it gets done.  Mama and I will help with Jeremy, while you’re shooting.  Besides, you’ll be here too.”

“She wants to take the pictures out here?” Dean asked.

“That’s what Tina told Hope on Saturday.  I agreed, because we need the money.”
His brother sure agreed to a lot on his own these days.  But he was right this time, they did need the damned money even if it didn’t go toward paying Hope back.  Dean couldn’t help but wonder how much is dignity was worth.  “Did she mention how much?”

“Probably a grand an hour for your time, and she offered five to use the ranch for the location.”

Dean’s heart shot to his throat, and his knees went weak.  “Holy, fuck!” he shouted as the towel slipped from his hand to the dirt floor.

A cocky smile eased up his brother’s mouth.  The same smile Dean had seen on his face in those magazines, the same one that women all over the country seemed to go weak-kneed over.  “A lot more than ranching or rodeoing, huh?” Cord asked smugly.

“That’s just stupid.  Those companies have more money than sense,” Dean said trying to regulate his breathing.

“Understand now why I shaved my ass and moved to Dallas?”

Dean picked up the towel, then met his brother’s eyes.  “No, I’ll never understand why you abandoned your family for money.”  Dean made one more pass over Blaze’s back with the towel, while he thought about it.  He didn’t have much choice really.  Hope was forcing his hand.  Dean hated to be pressured into anything, and usually came out fighting when it happened.  This time his sister-in-law had him down on the mat for the count.  “I’ll do it, but I’m not shaving my ass,” he said firmly. 

“You got it. No ass shaving,” Cord agreed with a chuckle.  “I’ll let Hope know, so she can call Tina.”


About Becky McGraw:



Becky McGraw is a married mother of three adult children, and a Southern girl by birth and the grace of God, ya'll. She resides in South Texas with her husband and dog Abby.

A jack of many trades in her life, Becky has been an optician, a beautician, a legal secretary, a senior project manager for an aviation management consulting firm, which took her all over the United States, a real estate broker, and now a graphic artist, web designer and writer.  She knows just enough about a variety of topics to make her dangerous, and her romance novels interesting and varied. Being a graphic artist is a good thing for her too, because she creates her own cover art, along with writing the novels.

Becky has been an avid reader of romance novels since she was a teenager, and has been known to read up to four novels of that genre a week, much to the dismay of her husband, and the delight of e-book sellers.

She has been writing fictional short stories and novels for fun, as well as technical copy for her jobs for many years. She was a member of the Writer's Guild on AOL, as well as a founding member and treasurer of the first online chapter of the Romance Writers of America, From the Heart Romance Writers. Currently, she is a PAN member of RWA and a general member of FTHRW.



You can find Amazon Bestselling Author Becky McGraw at: 


Texas Trouble Series by Becky McGraw:


The Cowboy Way Series by Becky McGraw:
Hope for Christmas, a novella included in Santa Wore Spurs (Christmas 2013)
Just Shoot Me (Dean’s Story) (#1, The Cowboy Way, est. release March 2014)


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Book Review - Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea’s Redemption (Book 6) by Ruth Cardello


The final book of the Legacy Collection turns out to be one of the best of the series.  I went into the book questioning how Cardello would be able to redeem Alethea, but had faith that she would find a way.  Cardello does a wonderful job of getting into Alethea’s head and helping the reader understand her motivations for what she has done in the past and for the questionable decisions she makes even in this book. 

Marc and Alethea are a great couple.  There is a twist of forbidden romance, unrequited love, and damaged souls finding each other that make this romance more dynamic.

All the characters from the previous books make appearances, and if the reader didn’t love Dominic from book 1 before, they will absolutely fall in love with him after this book.

OVERALL RATING - 4 STARS!

MATURITY RATING - 18 + a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I live on a small farm in Northern Rhode Island with my husband, three children, three dogs, two horses, one barn cat and an assortment of chickens. If there is a happier place on Earth, I haven't found it.

Twitter - RuthieCardello

Website - http://www.ruthcardello.com/

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Book Review - Shadow's Danger (Book One of The Last Hope series) by Cindy Mezi

Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:


Losing a loved one is never easy. Deliah learned to live without her parents when fate took them from her as a young girl. But history repeats itself and causes her to face even greater challenges when Tess, the woman who raised her and was like a second mother to her, passes away. Even worse than dealing with her loss is the coinciding arrival of inexplicable nightmares that haunt Deliah’s nights. 

She becomes consumed with images she doesn’t understand and a recurrent dream about her parents’ car accident. Oddly, this dream details different versions from what she had always been told about the accident.

But when a new family, The Wates, arrive in town and begin to pay close attention to her, even stranger events follow. Now, Deliah must not only face her nightmares, but the possibility that a world she never suspected exists. And this world may cost her everything.

Review:

This is a very well written young adult paranormal romance.  At first this book appears to be a rewritten version of Twilight, however it quickly becomes obvious this is not the case.  The book is also safe for younger readers, with no explicit sex scenes or graphic viloence. The text is translated from French, and sometimes the dialogue seems overly formal, however the story is so compelling that it is only a minor distraction. The plot is well developed and not easily predictable making it difficult to put the book down.

The romance between Deliah and Garreth is not full of angst and I was always left rooting for the couple, even when the twists of the story made it seem like it was going to be impossible.

The next book in the series will be out later in 2014 and I look forward to reading it.

OVERALL RATING - 4 1/2 STARS!

MATURITY RATING - 14 + nothing too steamy

Author bio:

Cindy is an accomplished young Swiss author making her U.S. debut with this book, Shadow’s Dangers. She discovered her passion for writing by chance one winter afternoon and has never looked back. Since then, not a day goes by without her fingers grazing the keys of her computer keyboard to write new adventures. She writes in several genres including YA paranormal romance, dystopia and adult dark fantasy.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Book Review - Exclusively Yours (The Kowalskis) by Shannon Stacey

Exclusively Yours (The Kowalskis) by Shannon Stacey



This is the first book in The Kowalskis series.  I admit, I purchased it for free over a year ago based on a recommendation from another author, but I never got around to actually reading the book.  I was sitting on a plane, trying to figure out what book I wanted to read to pass time, and happened to open this one up.  I was hooked by the end of the second page, and couldn’t believe I hadn’t read this sooner.  The author’s humor comes through immediately, and I was constantly laughing out loud at the characters thoughts, and sometimes the characters openness. 

Keri and Joe were high school sweethearts, and she left town after high school graduation to start her own career.  Twenty years later, her editor finds out that Kari had dated the now reclusive author Joe, and forces her to go back to her home town and get an interview with him.  For  most authors, this would have been the major obstacle in the plot, and the happy couple would fall in love only for the guy to find out that he was being used for a story, even though she actually fell in love with him for real.  Stacey however writes SMART characters, who actually talk and communicate with each other the way actual people do.  It is refreshing to read a story that seems predictable and done before, but turns out to go in a different direction. 


I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series and Stacey is already on my auto-buy list.

OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!

MATURITY RATING - 18 + a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shannon Stacey married her Prince Charming in 1993 and is the proud mother of two incredible sons. She lives in New England, where her two favorite activities are trying to stay warm and writing stories of happily ever after. Her two cats refuse to curl up on her lap and keep it warm while she writes, but her Shih Tzu is never far away.

When she’s not writing, she’s indulging in her other passion—four wheeling! From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Book Reveal for Layla Stevens newest book Broken Love & Forever Bound

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Synopsis
Kayla Ashby is bound by her terrifying past, but what haunts her most is her dreams. Can Kayla's dreams be real? In her dreams, she can fulfill all her erotic desires; she has no boundaries, and can be anyone or anything she wants. She often finds herself with erotic clothing and using a whip and handcuffs.
Kayla has a problem in real life dealing with her demons but at night, while she is sleeping she is no longer the scared little girl she once was. Are her dreams telling her who she really is? And can she break away from her fears to become that person or will she be forever bound by her past?
Her heart is bound to another. She has loved him from the very beginning, but is she worthy of him and his love? Is it possible to overcome all those thoughts and dreams that hold her back and move on? Can Kayla overcome her abandonment issues and discover what it is like to truly love?
Garrett Winters holds his feelings close to his heart. Keeping his true feelings deep inside, hidden from those who surround him, including the one who he wants nothing more than to capture. Lovers come and go, but no one else comes close to doing what they do for each other their bond is immeasurable.
Will fate bring him to his true love or will he forever be bound to finding his heart? When they cross paths again, can their love overcome or will they both be forever, broken?
MeetTheAuthor
I am 34 years old and writing my first book. I am married to my husband David who is being very supportive of my choice to write a book. {I think he likes the fact that I run ideas off his head.} But he would never tell anyone that. I am blessed to be the mom of a little girl named Sage who is the light of my life. {I call her Olga, and she hates it} I did not give birth to her but I choose her. I am blessed with great friends who have always had my back. I have a lot to learn in this world of writing but, so far I am enjoying the ride. I am always willing to help out anyone who is in need all you have to do is ask. I can be reached anytime on face book https://www.facebook.com/tiffanisandersonn And my author page https://www.facebook.com/authorlayla.stevens?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/pages/Layla-Stevens/697947530238039
And of course twitter @authorLayla And I have also entered the blog world http://laylastevensauthor.wordpress.com/
I look forward to you all reading my book. I hope that it sparks something inside of you that says wow
Love Always Layla Stevens
Excerpt
As I am finally outside I can still hear the low beats of the music and I know that I am lost in my own thoughts. I hear the doors open but never look over to see who it is. Like I care, because I don’t know anyone but VI and Wyatt and I am sure she is taking Wyatt to Heaven right about now. As I am caught up in my past life, I think to myself I have to keep my past to myself. I have not even told VI everything that happened or the real reason I am back home. I know the horror stories better than anyone. Hell, I lived them. VI has questioned me why I never wear shorts or skirts. I always change the subject because it makes me cry, and I am tired of shedding tears for my past. I hate that fucking Foster family. The damn Stantons. On the outside they were the perfect white collar family, had money, and had clout within this damned city. But when we were home it was far from perfect. The boys, or assholes as I call them, tortured me in all ways. Wow, big flipping deal. They took everything from me. I have the stupid ass scars to prove it. The bastards left me for dead. Sad thing is, I would not even spit on them if they were burning alive in front me. I’d let the bastards burn. I am still lost in my own thoughts, and I never even thought about looking around to see who was out there with me. I know people are around, as I can hear muffled conversations and even someone panting like they are having sex out here in the open. I would not doubt it, as it is dark enough out here and they would have the privacy, and it is turning me on like there is a damn fire burning on the inside. I have to get some damn relief and fucking soon I think to myself, but something still feels off. I still feel as though I am being watched. I shake my head from right to left to just shake the feeling I have, when all of a sudden I turn my head more to the left and there is he is. Garrett is standing right fucking there staring at me with a look of pure animal lust in his eyes. The things I want to do this man makes my insides tingle. What the hell? Why am I feeling like this? The next thing I know, I am pushed up against the side wall by the door and the railing that leads to the parking area. He is kissing me with all his might. I am trying to fight him for all of about negative 3 seconds. His hands are going all over my body and I am so stunned by the intrusion that I can’t do anything. My hands are not moving, but my body is betraying me in all aspects. I have a tingling sensation deep down in my deepest part of my core. He is like a fucking itch I can’t scratch. My nipples are so hard they are like diamonds. I can feel the wet spot on my jeans, and all he is doing is kissing me. I am kissed like I am the last woman alive. I see shooting stars in the back of my eyes. I feel myself surrender to his kisses. I want this man so fucking bad, but I know I am not worth his time. I never thought I’d see him again much less, kissing me like there is no tomorrow... “Holy Hell,” I think to myself. I could die right now and be in heaven, but I have to fight it, because I can’t let him know he is affecting me the way that he is.
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Monday, January 13, 2014

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Book Review - Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst

Searching For Someday is a spin-off series of sorts from Probst’s popular Marriage to a Billionaire series and takes place in the same “universe.” There are even brief appearances from some of the characters from her other series.

Kate has decided that she isn't going to find Mr. Right and has resolved to stop trying and just focus on finding the clients of her matchmaking business, Kinnections, love instead. Slade is a divorce attorney who has been burned by love once before and he has no interest in going through it again.

Kate also works with a group of wonderful women at Kinnections that had funny side stories.

I really enjoyed the characters introduced in this novel, and look forward to reading the future books in this series.  For fans of the Marriage to a Billionaire series, Probst has the same charm and sense of humor from her previous books, but turns up the steam a bit more in this one than her previous series.

OVERALL RATING - 4 1/2 STARS!

MATURITY RATING - 18 + VERY steamy, not for the faint of heart 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, "A Life Worth Living." Visit her website for more info!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption (Book 6) (Legacy Collection) by Ruth Cardello - Releases tomorrow!



If you haven't started reading the series, you can start now in preperation for the release.  The first book, Maid for the Billionaire is FREE.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ruth Cardello lives on a small farm in Northern Rhode Island with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two horses, and one cat. If there is a happier place on Earth, she hasn't found it.

Her newest book, Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption can be pre-ordered now. It will be released on January 13th, 2014.
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The Legacy Collection
Maid for the Billionaire (Book 1) (Legacy Collection)
For Love or Legacy (Book 2) (Legacy Collection)
Bedding the Billionaire (Book 3) (Legacy Collection)
Saving the Sheikh (Book 4) (Legacy Collection)
Rise of the Billionaire (Book 5) (Legacy Collection)
Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption (Book 6) (Legacy Collection)
Hot, Sexy & Bad (A Holiday Novella Collection)

The Texan Nights Series
Gentling the Cowboy (Book 1) (Texan Nights Series)
Book 2: Coming soon!