12.30.2016

Review: Rock Chick Reawakening

Rock Chick Reawakening Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 "No more building castles" stars!!

This book was amazing!! It's the story of how Daisy and Marcus started and to say that this made me happy (after so long) would be an understatement!! This book was classic Kristen Ashley and the Rock Chick crew were just as I remembered them. Daisy was very much a southern belle, Dolly Parton-esque, slightly tacky stripper but you couldn't help but love the hell out of her. We learn about her beginnings and it sure wasn't pretty. But every time I read her say "Honey bunches of oats" or "Honey bunches of love", I giggled. This girl was HILARIOUS and so CUTE!!

To be completely honest though, it was Marcus's character that brought this story home for me. I fell in love with the way that he loved Daisy. He was a man accustomed to getting what he wanted, when he wanted it. No questions. No waiting. But with Daisy he was patient, kind, considerate, generous, compassionate, understanding, loving, and let's not forget that throughout all of that, he was obviously Alpha.

Reading this novella, which truth be told read more like a full-length book, reminded me why I consider each KA book a one-clicker. It reminded me why I remain a dedicated fan to her work. Her stories are real and the plots are NEVER stagnant. Yes, her books follow a formula. But it's the KA formula, which has been tried, tested and true. Often copied but never duplicated. KA is one of a kind and this story gave proof that not only is she the Queen of Alphas, but she can create an absolutely beautiful Prince Charming!

Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
POV: Heroine - 1st person/Hero - 3rd person
Steam: 1 out of 5
Series or Standalone: Standalone novella for 1001 Dark Nights and also part of the Rock Chick series


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Passing Peter Parker by JD Hollyfield


J.D. HOLLYFIELD is turning up the heat in Comedy.
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Synopsis 


Miss Thompson is a substitute teacher with legs for miles and a foul mouth. Mr. Parker is a nerdy science teacher who loves to taunt and tease with his wicked tongue.

Together they learn a lesson in chemistry and how opposites attract. Their sex is getting an A but will Miss Thompson pass Peter Parker? Or is this just a little fun until school's out for the summer?

Excerpt


He lays us down on the soft bedding, adjusting himself above me. His eyes bore into mine,
the intensity sending a wave of heat to my core.

“You’re in my house, in my bed. I have a long list of things I plan to, and will, do to you.
So, if this isn’t what you want, tell me now.” His blunt words cause my heart rate to spike.
I can feel him already hard on my stomach.

“Do I get a preview of what I’m in for if I say yes?” My voice now thick with lust.
I already know I’ll let him do anything to me, but the arousal of him telling me just what
he plans on doing, already has me wet.

“I’m going to lick, suck, and bite every single part of your body. Parts never touched
before. I’m going to make you beg, scream, moan. I’m going to push you to a limit that
may threaten to break you, but the pleasure will be just as rewarding.”

The Forbidden Romance Series by Shevaun DeLucia

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Kyle is the cliché bachelor; he is a twenty-four-year-old charismatic chick magnet who refuses to settle down. He’s dead set on living the carefree single life—that is—until Max comes strolling in. Everything about Kyle is telling her no, but her heart and the heat between her legs is screaming yes.
Who knew that just one hello could alter their lives forever?

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Love, desire, and the undeniable hunger for another living being is something Jeffrey Bauer knows nothing about. He’s been careful to never indulge in the same woman more than once—until now.
Elise screams innocence and purity—a beauty that Jeff doesn’t want to taint. He has to decide to embark on his deepest desires with Elise or to save her from himself by staying far away.
Will he be able to fight the irresistible pull she has on him? Or will he allow her to slip away?

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Junior Saunders is searching for the perfect woman: gracious, elegant, and meek. Kinsey Balterson is everything but gentle, delicate, and docile. She says it like it is—a spitfire, full of sarcasm with looks to kill. She’s downright sexy and thrilling in every way possible. She is a constant reminder of everything Junior detests in a woman.
Can opposites really attract? What happens when attraction turns into something deeper?

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12.29.2016

Review: It's You

It's You It's You by Katy Regnery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

BLURB:
ONCE UPON A TIME...
the most beautiful boy in the world kissed me.
I've never been able to forget.
Perhaps it was his jet-black hair,
or the changing copper-color of his eyes,
the intense way he looked at me...
or the fact that he awakened my passion for the first time,
at once otherworldly yet heartbreakingly real.

After that kiss, I never saw him again.

His name was Jack Beauloup.
Jack, my "Beautiful Wolf."

Twenty years passed.
He has returned.
For me.


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Jack Beauloup and Darcy Turner share one, perfect kiss in high school before he vanishes from sleepy Carlisle, NH without a trace.

Twenty years later, Darcy, who has never forgotten Jack, is shocked when he suddenly appears as a guest at her cousin's wedding. Their attraction to one another is just as searing as it was in high school, but immediately there are a landslide of questions that need answers. Where did he go? Why did he disappear? And what made him return?

As they find their way back to each other, they will discover that the secrets Jack holds are enough to bind them for life, or rip them apart forever.


And that about sums it up. No need for me to rehash the plot. Darcy and Jack meet, literally fall in love at first sight, and share a kiss during one summer. That was 20 years ago. Darcy doesn't see him again but can't forget him. She hasn't been able to let him go. Now he's back to claim her, to fulfill all of their desires, and to make their dreams come true.

I absolutely loved Jack/Jacques. He was divine book boyfriend material. His love and devotion for Darcy seemed unparalleled. He was handsome, sexy, charismatic, smart, caring, sensitive, had a secret, and the list goes on. I FLOVED him!!

I'm really enjoying this duet. I love when authors step outside the box and Katy Regnery not only did it, but she slayed her attempt! The paranormal romance genre has a new contributor and I for one am excited to see what else she will come up with.

As for the story of Jack and his Darcy, I'm interested in how their HEA will play out. There are quite a few obstacles in their way, but if I had to guess, Jack will have no problem overcoming them. On to book 2!

Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
POV: Dual - 3rd person
Steam: 3 out of 5
Series or Standalone: Book 1 of a duet


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The Devil's Spawn by Gemma James

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The Devil's Spawn is now available! Don't miss out on the final book in Gemma James' epic series!

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Blurb:
Kayla Sutton has finally submitted.

And now that Gage has his wife firmly under his control again, he won’t stop until he’s extracted every last independent drop from her being.

As each day passes, she learns new ways to accept his dominion. After all, she has a lot to atone for. Flirting with disaster with her ex-lover turned brother-in-law might be forgivable, but it’s not so easily forgotten.

And neither are skeletons. If there’s one thing Kayla has learned it’s that skeletons don’t just come out of the closet; they bust through with the power of a locomotive, mindless of the destruction they cause.

For the sake of her sanity, Kayla must make a tough decision, even if it means leaving everything behind.

Complex Kisses by Kim Bailey


Complex Kisses

by Kim Bailey
Publication Date: December 29, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

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When lost and living in the moment …
… can you be found with just a kiss?

Jamie Hartley ran away, leaving grief and heartache behind. Lost on her own. Raising a child. Her plan is simple. Make it through. Find her path. Survive.

Eric Anderson walked away, abandoning plans and expectations. Living day to day. Waiting for miracles. His goal is complicated. Make it through. Find a way. Endure.

In stolen moments of passion and pleasure, Jamie and Eric find reprieve from their complex lives.

Together, they eases the burdens. Together, they soothe the pain.

But can they recognize the future when it finds them?

Here and now.
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Swing by Adriana Locke




Title: Swing
Series: Landry Family #2
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 19, 2016

Blurb

Screw him and his perfect stats.
Sinful smirk.
Delicious body.
Lincoln Landry probably even has game-winning stamina.

I’d like to screw her and her perfect ass.
Dangerous curves.
Sweet smile.
Danielle Ashley probably even has a game-changing personality.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them. It’s so fiery, it’s undeniable. They partake in it. Enjoy it.
They really enjoy it.
Attraction is not a problem. Nor is their banter, relationship status, or habits. That’s all fine. Perfect, actually.
The problem is as tangled up as their sheets.

A STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.

Separation Games by CD Reiss

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Separation Games
by CD Reiss

Series: The Games Duet # 2
Release Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

"CD Reiss writes the best erotica I have ever read."

Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hacker Series


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Synopsis:

The stunning conclusion to the New York Times Bestseller.
There’s one, unbreakable rule in the game.
Stay collected. Compartmentalize. Think your next move through. Never let your heart dictate your tactics.
The heart is impulsive.
The heart makes bad decisions.
The heart doesn’t see the long game.
Because the heart may have decided to get Adam back, but when the endgame comes, the heart’s going to be the first thing to break.

12.28.2016

This Kitten's Got Curves by Alma Black

Alma Black is back with a steamy, sassy, sizzling new shifter book: Shifter Date - This Kitten's Got Curves! It is the newest standalone in her paranormal dating app series. Arriving today hot on the heals of Shifter Date - Must Love Lions and Shifter Date - Hungry as a Wolf.

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Can the mating instinct kindle shifter romance between an alpha male bear shifter in search of a mate and a sassy BBW lion shifter, looking for a fling?

Gareth wants to mate for life, in fact he needs to find his perfect mate soon, or he’ll lose his position as the alpha of his troop of bear shifters.

Sassy and curvy, Rachel doesn’t want anything serious, just a little passion. She wants to use Shifter Date, the paranormal dating app, to find a one night stand. Broken hearted and in a dry spell, she’s hunting for an alpha male to be her ultimate fantasy—the best hook up she’s ever had… but nothing more.

Gareth goes wild when he sees Rachel on Shifter Date. Rachel’s sassy lion eyes, her curves for miles, and her loving heart kindles his mating instinct. But can he and Rachel mate for life? Or will her past keep her from her fated mate?

This is a BBW paranormal romance ebook, featuring a fiesty lion and a protective bear. It’s full of super hot shapeshifters, plenty of heart, lots of sexy sex and some laughs too. :) If that don’t sound up your alley, stay away!

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Review: The Nameless

The Nameless The Nameless by Dawn Robertson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I think this was not only the shortest installment of this series (at least I read it quicker), but it was also the least plot driven. For those of us hoping and waiting for a happy ending, YAY! But at what cost? This story feels unfinished. There were many plot holes without any resolution. How can I classify this as an adequate conclusion to the story when there were so many loose ends? When I don't believe that this particular book kept itself true to the series? Where was the blood and guts? The revenge? I honestly failed to connect with this one. I had high expectations going into this and while I enjoyed it, I couldn't help but realize that something was off. The plot was more about Ellie's baby, Finley, than anything else. It felt like the authors knew what we wanted to happen, slapped it together like a bologna sandwich (just some dry bread with a couple of processed meat slices), and said VOILA! Hmm... Ellie's relationship with Linc wasn't given enough time to grow considering the depth of their feelings for each other and how complicated their lives were. Even the drama and business that they live in took a back seat in this book. I just didn't feel the intensity I was looking for. An outside force, once again, took drastic action against the team, yet there is no mention of retribution. None. Just suck it up buttercup and let's move on. Nothing was realistic and I was left confused. Is this really it?

Release Date: January 2, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
POV: Dual - 1st person
Steam: 2 out of 5
Series or Standalone: Book 3 of The Huntress series


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THE FIXER by HelenKayDimon

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Today is our stop on the tour for The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon! This sexy romance is out now! Check out the book below and grab your copy today!

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About The Fixer:

He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.

Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.

Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.

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Fallen: An Angel Romance by D.G. Whiskey


  Title: Fallen:An Angel Romance
By: D.G. Whisky
Publication Date: December 23, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations


Light and Darkness. Heaven and Hell. Angels and Demons.
Angels haven’t interfered in mortal affairs for two thousand years. For Guardian Angel Alexandriel, that needs to change. When a mortal woman with a strange aura is attacked by demons and Dark mages, he can’t stand back and do nothing any longer. He saves Zara and finds himself craving her, drawn by her unique connection to the Light. As punishment for breaking the rules, he is cast out of Heaven and forced to live a mortal life. Cut off from his powers and his connection to the Light, can he still keep Zara safe? Or will she end up saving him?

THE ROOM MATE by Kendall Ryan ~ Teaser



The last time I saw my best friend’s younger brother, he was a geek wearing braces. But when Cannon shows up to crash in my spare room, I get a swift reality check.

There’s no way I’m going to fall in love with Cannon. But once we start…I realize betting against him may have been the biggest mistake of my life.

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12.27.2016

Review: Passing Peter Parker

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh wow! This book was fantastic! J.D. Hollyfield packed one hell of a punch in just a few pages. This was the story of Gretchen, a 22 year old woman who tried to rebel, struck out on her own, and refused to admit defeat. When she hit rock bottom, she wasn't ready to cry uncle, and thankfully her big sister, Agnes, reached out to help her.

I had a real love/hate relationship with Gretchen and an awesome love/love one with Peter. Gretchen's thought process and behaviour were typical of the average 22 year old (immature) and it about drove me nuts and made me laugh at the same time. Peter seemed like a hot Clark Kent version of a science teacher. But hidden behind those glasses, the business casual attire, and the sweet, innocent smiles lurked a sexy AF dominant man, ready to reach Gretchen a few lessons. OMG, those less were freaking scorchingly erotic.

J.D. Hollyfield took some contemporary, smacked a whole hell of a lot of erotica to it, added some laughs, and created a charming blend of romance in this novella. I'm excited to see what she'll create next.

Release Date: December 15, 2016
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
POV: Heroine - 1st person
Steam: 4 out of 5
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Blog Tour Date: December 30, 2016


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Review: A Forbidden Romance Series Box Set

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jayded:
Kyle is 24 years old, he's recently earned his Master's, and now works for his parents' successful publishing house. He's enjoying all of the benefits of a bachelor lifestyle and stays far away from words such as long-term and commitment. Life is sweet and then he's knocked on his ass by the gorgeous Maxine. She's a 33 year old from South Carolina, a successful business owner, and about to become partners with none other than Kyle's parents. When these two meet, sparks start to fly immediately. It doesn't take long for them to start heating the sheets together, but it's all done in secret. It's supposed to be no-strings and loads of fun. Until the heart wants what it wants that is. This story was sexy and humorous and I liked how the author played with the cheetah theme. It was done with class and thankfully the characters themselves didn't dwell on the age difference. Age ain't nothing but a number after all. There was even a hint of drama because each had a psycho ex ;)

Transcendent:
When I saw that Jeff (Kyle's best friend and a confirmed bachelor) was interested in Elise in book one, I was hoping for more of the story. But once they went on their non-date, I didn't see them again. I didn't know what happened. Until now that is (read the book).

Elise comes across as very shy, awkward and completely unaware of her worth or her appeal. She's got a lot going on at home and has no help and no one to confide in. She's been dealt a pretty raw deal. One night changes everything and she realizes that she can count on Jeff.

I enjoyed the push and pull of their chemistry. I liked that she gave him pause. Elise was very easy to like. She was beautiful, inside and out. The only thing that really bugged me about her was how reserved she was, but considering her circumstances, I could understand. And although, in the beginning, Jeff still came off as self-absorbed, cocky, inconsiderate, and as a real jerk, I liked how the author wrote his character's development. Because in my eyes he definitely grew and by the end he was no longer a boy. He had become a man. One Elise could count on, lean on, depend on, and draw strength from. Who wouldn't want a man like that?

Nirvana:
I strongly disliked Junior (Kyle's brother) in book 1. He was a kissass, what I call a suckboy, and acted the fool way too much. I didn't have high hopes that the author could change my opinion of him, but she did. I think it took actually getting his story for me to see him in a better light. Who knew that he could be so sweet and so freaking hot?! I never saw him that way because his attitude clouded my vision, but dang! I think Kinsey (Maxine's BFF) brought out the best in him. Or at least shone a brighter light on his more positive attributes because I ended up really liking him.

So these two lived in denial for a while. Junior was convinced that he wanted someone meek and mild and Kinsey thought Junior was an ass. Not what you think a match made in heaven would sound like, but they were. Their chemistry, even when they fought it, was off-the-charts. Kinsey was as snarky, crass and obnoxious as ever but I adored her anyway. The story is full of steam, humor, family, and most of all love!

Release Date: December 30, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Steam: 3 out of 5


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TROUBLEMAKER by Linda Howard


A thrilling, fast-paced novel of romantic suspense.


TROUBLEMAKER
Linda Howard
Released Dec 27th, 2016
Avon Books


A thrilling, fast-paced novel of romantic suspense from sensational New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Howard.

For Morgan Yancy, an operative and team leader in a paramilitary group, nothing comes before his job. But when he’s ambushed and almost killed, his supervisor is determined to find out who’s after the members of his elite squad—and why. Due to worries that this unknown enemy will strike again, Morgan is sent to a remote location and told to lay low and stay vigilant. But between a tempting
housemate he’s determined to protect and a deadly threat waiting in the shadows, keeping under the radar is proving to be his most dangerous mission yet.

The part-time police chief of a small West Virginian mountain town, Isabeau “Bo” Maran finally has her life figured out. She’s got friends, a dog, and a little money in the bank. Then Morgan Yancy shows up on her doorstep. Bo doesn’t need a mysterious man in her life—especially a troublemaker as enticing and secretive as Morgan.

The Devil's Spawn by Gemma James

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The Devil's Spawn is now available! Don't miss out on the final book in Gemma James' epic series!

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BLURB:

Kayla Sutton has finally submitted.

And now that Gage has his wife firmly under his control again, he won’t stop until he’s extracted every last independent drop from her being.

As each day passes, she learns new ways to accept his dominion. After all, she has a lot to atone for. Flirting with disaster with her ex-lover turned brother-in-law might be forgivable, but it’s not so easily forgotten.

And neither are skeletons. If there’s one thing Kayla has learned it’s that skeletons don’t just come out of the closet; they bust through with the power of a locomotive, mindless of the destruction they cause.

For the sake of her sanity, Kayla must make a tough decision, even if it means leaving everything behind.

The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon

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It's release day for The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon! This sexy romance is out now! Check out the book below and grab your copy today!

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About The Fixer:

He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.

Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.

Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.

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