Sunday, November 30, 2014

*REVIEW* Begin With Goodbye by Kelly Walker

Begin With Goodbye

Reviewer: Angie
Rating: 5 Stars


WOW! What an ending! I didn't see that coming. 

I read this book in just a couple sittings. The story moved along, with twists and turns, and I didn't want to put it down. I am still not sure who did something at the end of the book (don't want to give away spoilers) but that is one of the things I loved about the ending. I THINK I know the answer, but it really could have gone a couple different ways. While this is a love story/romance, it is SO MUCH MORE! The suspense, drama, mystery, and relationship between Samantha and her mother is what kept my interest. This is the first of Kelly Walker's book I have read, but it will NOT be the last. 

*I was given an ARC in return for an honest review.


REVENGE is best served cold, but their passion burns as hot as ever.

Home for her sister's funeral, Samantha knows the truth: for all intents, her sister dies three years ago on the night of her senior prom and Julian Ashburn--her sister's husband and Samantha's lover--is to blame.

He took her virginity, and he took her sister. Will he at least let her escape with her heart?

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*REVIEW* Small Town Girl by Jessica Pine


Reviewer: Donna
Rating: 3.5 Stars


It was a light, enjoyable read. The story of Clayton and Lacie. Lacie is an English major who is working in her dads shop in a small town, Vermont where she grew up. She ends up having a one night stand with Clayton without even asking him his name and is dumbfounded when he turns up at her dad's shop for an interview for a job. When he gets the job, Lacie's one night stand comes back to haunt her.

They are really cute together but at times i was a bit like Clayton as i didn't know half the time what Lacie was on about. She seemed to talk in riddles about everything. I found the book to drag on in places but other times, the book seemed to jump forward too much that i got confused as to what was happening. At times i found to find the substance behind the story or the moral of the story, so to speak. When i got to about 60% through the book, i begun to enjoy it a bit more as i felt there was more going on. I still had no idea what Lacie was going on about half the time but when a "situation" happens that makes her life take a different turn, i was intrigued to see what was going to happen. It was an enjoyable read to some extent and a light and breezy story.


Just out of college, millennial Lacie couldn't seem to get her life started. With a degree in English, she was the pride of the family, until she came back home to work at the family antique store. She had started and stopped a novel a half dozen times, but just couldn't seem to make any serious headway on it. She just felt like she was treading water. 

That was until she met Clay. 

When she met Clay at a bar, she never expected to end up in his car. She never expected to have a one-night stand with him. And she certainly never expected him to start work at her father's antique store the next day. 

Clay also seemed to be going nowhere fast, but Lacie felt herself begin to fall for him. What started as a simple fling began to turn into something so much more. But sometimes, those one-night stands come back to bite you, and nothing ever stays a secret in a small town...

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*REVIEW* The Scars Of Us (The Scars Of Us #1) by Nikki Narvaez


Reviewer: Donna
Rating: 4 Stars


The Scars Of Us is about Ryker and Kaiya. Kaiya's story is deeply upsetting as from an early age, she was abused by her twin brother Kaleb. For years she suffered in silence until Kaiya tried to fight back and Kamden, her other brother walked in and saved her. Since then, Kaleb has been in a metal insituate and Kaiya has tried to move on with her life. She has nightmares and her sexual experiences have been tainted where now she has a "friend with benefits" situation with her friend Bryce and she only feel comfortable because she has rules for sex. She is really messed up but i could most definitely feel her pain and grief over what happened. She starts going to the gym with Kamden and this is where she meets Ryker. The ladies man! He is super hot and works at the gym as a personal trainer. He has only had one seriously relationship that ending pretty badly so now he doesn't want a relationship. He a love them, leave them guy and when he first meets Kaiya, he wants her and will do anything to make that happen. There relationship at times was quite funny to read and there was a lot of will they, won't they as Kaiya is very cold at times but that's understandable. I really enjoyed this book and read it quite quickly. It had me coming back for more. It's a very hard subject to read about but it was carried off very nicely. Great Read!


Kaiya Marlow has always been cautious, precise in every decision she makes. When her dark past threatens to resurface, she decides to take precautions to protect herself by enrolling in self-defense classes at her gym. 

Her instructor, Ryker Campbell, is the tattooed womanizer everyone warns about. Kaiya attempts to resist Ryker's advances, but the more time they spend training together, the harder it is for Kaiya to resist him. 

Ryker's view on relationships is simple: strictly sex, nothing more. Haunted by demons from his past, he never allows himself to become attached to any woman. No attachment means no weakness, no vulnerability, no pain. He doesn't realize that his whole world is about to be turned upside down when Kaiya enters his self-defense class. Determined to have her, at least for one night, Ryker sets a plan into motion that will change both of their lives forever. 

Will love be able to heal their scars, or are they too deep to overcome? 

Disclaimer: 18+ for explicit sexual situations and some sensitive subject matter 

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

**COVER REVEAL** Tryst by Arie Lane



Release Date: January 6th

SYNOPSIS

Bentley Celeste has everything to lose, literally. On a night she should have been celebrating, her world came crashing down. Left with no other choice, she ran for her life and has been hiding ever since.

The day Tristan turned into a teenager his whole life changed. Faced with the reality that his father was more of a child than he was, Tristan chose to forego the rest of his childhood and become an adult.

Both have secrets that could destroy the fragile foundation that Tristan fights hard to build. But what happens when the very secrets you are hiding are the very ties that will either bind or break you? Can Bentley stop running long enough to let someone in? Can Tristan start believing that not everyone he loves is destined to abandon him?
 

***WARNING*** This book is intended for 18+ due to strong language, violent scenarios, and sexual content. 

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Arie Lane is an avid reader and stay at home mom to two beautiful little boys. When not writing or chasing them around she is usually catching up with other Indie authors and constantly keeping up with new blogs.
She loves to connect with people and is proud that she finally had the courage to put some of her crazy thoughts into written words. From the time she started reading her nose was always stuck in a book and she's couldn't be happier that now she's encouraging others to get their noses stuck also. Even if her readers are of the +18 variety.



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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

**REVIEW** 'Til Death by Bella Jewel


Reviewer: Liz
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Review

Well I don’t really know where to start. I have been looking for something different to read and this was different. I couldn’t put it down once I started because I just wanted to know what was going to happen.

Marcus is one man you love to hate. He can be nice when he wants to be a turn cold in an instant. He hides a big secret from his wife Katia one that could destroy everything for him. Katia is a sweet strong girl who is totally and utterly in love with Marcus and doesn’t want anyone else. Bella has done an amazing job at allowing you to fall in love with these two. I’m very much looking forward to book two in this series.

Everything about this book is great. You see the past and the present and you’re seeing two different sides to the story.

Bella is an amazing author and I very much am a huge fan of hers. I can’t wait to see what she brings to the next story.

Good job Bella!

Synopsis

They say there's a fine line between love and hate.

There is.

I married a douchebag.

I didn't know it at the time.

He came in like a handsome stranger and blew me off my feet.

I fell madly in love, like the naive girl I am.

Then he left me high and dry.

Turns out, I was nothing more than a business plan for billionaire playboy, Marcus Tandem.

He needed to be married in order to obtain his grandfathers business, and I was the poor victim in his path.

I believed in what we had, until the truth reared its ugly head.

I never meant anything to Marcus. Not a damned thing.

With my world spinning on its axis, the girl I once was has long since died.

Instead he left me as this empty, emotionless shell.

I may have made a vow before God to love and cherish him ‘Til Death do we part, but it’s time for me to give back to Marcus, exactly what he gave me.

He has to pay.

And pay he will.

This is part of a two book series and it will contain a HEA – Readers over 18+

**BOOK SPOTLIGHT** Bound by M.J. Stevens

‘No good deed ever goes unpunished, Mellea…’

(BOUND, The Guardians #1)



Mellea Wendorn hasn’t exactly had a normal life. Misfortune seems to follow her, and her family, wherever she goes. 

However, when Mellea stops to assist a mysterious young man suddenly her prior hardships seem trivial. His name is Leo. He is a Successor, a child of the Guardians of Selestia. He is royalty. He is handsome. And he wants Mellea completely to himself. Unable to escape the Guardian's laws, Mellea must learn the ways of the royals. She is convinced her life can’t get much worse. But when a timeworn Guardian enemy arises from the shadows, Mellea must make a choice that will change her destiny forever.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

**RELEASE BLITZ** 'Til Death by Bella Jewel




Title: 'Til Death: Volume One
Series: 'Til Death #1
Author: Bella Jewel
 Release Date: November 25, 2014


Synopsis


They say there's a fine line between love and hate.

There is.

I married a douchebag.

I didn't know it at the time.

He came in like a handsome stranger and blew me off my feet.

I fell madly in love, like the naive girl I am.

Then he left me high and dry.

Turns out, I was nothing more than a business plan for billionaire playboy, Marcus Tandem.

He needed to be married in order to obtain his grandfathers business, and I was the poor victim in his path.

I believed in what we had, until the truth reared its ugly head.

I never meant anything to Marcus. Not a damned thing.

With my world spinning on its axis, the girl I once was has long since died.

Instead he left me as this empty, emotionless shell.

I may have made a vow before God to love and cherish him ‘Til Death do we part, but it’s time for me to give back to Marcus, exactly what he gave me.

He has to pay.

And pay he will.



*This is part of a two book series and it will contain a HEA – Readers over 18+








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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.


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BLOOD WILL BE SHED...

The ghosts of Donovan "Blade" Brookes' life are closing in on him.  


Hardened by an abusive childhood and haunted by the murder of his fiancé, Blade struggles against the dark forces threatening to consume him.  When he helps Layla Reed in her hour of need, he has no idea she will be the light to his darkness.  As they spend more time together, he is powerless to fight his desire for her.  Powerless to fight his need for her.  However, as his feelings deepen, he pushes her away, reluctant to drag her into his world.  With enemies coming at him from all directions, Storm MC needing his help to fight off a rival, and his father still causing him grief, Blade needs the love of a good woman now more than ever.  Can Layla push Blade to the edge and get him to admit to both of them what he wants?  Or will the darkness pull him under once and for all?


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

**COVER REVEAL** Sting (Spark Series #4) by Jennifer Ryder

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Title: STING (Spark, #4)
Author: Jennifer Ryder
Genre: Steamy Erotic Romance
Release Date: Early 2015

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RYAN After two years undercover, Detective Ryan Clark is tasked to the job he’s been waiting for. Ryan, together with undercover operative, Mick Gallagher, could very well be the men responsible for bringing together the biggest drug bust in Australia’s history. The seemingly sleepy coastal town of Fremantle, has become a hotspot for a newly formed drug syndicate, which threatens to flood the market with high-grade coke through the ports. Settling into his new locale, scouting out the local haunts, Ryan finds himself coming back to the same coffee shop. The attraction to Blondie, the local barista, has him puzzled. He knows it’s not just one-sided. She’s trying to keep her distance. It only makes him want her more. 
WILLOW Willow Asher left it all behind. Not by choice. After two long years, she’s finally getting somewhere. Willow has a busy café a stone’s throw from the beach. It’s her pride and joy, and her buxom business partner, Gabby, is the closest thing to family to speak of. Although Willow’s past still plagues her thoughts, she’s determined to one day have her happily ever after. Just not yet. What she doesn’t need is the complications of Mr Sexy-Brown-Eyes, who seems to be drinking more and more coffee. She doesn’t want the questions. She’s still trying to get her story straight.  

Excerpt

The curvy redhead behind the counter warmly greets everyone like their old friends, winking and smiling, her iridescent hot pink lipstick unmissable. Her silver nametag bears the name ‘Gabby’. “Well, it’s a good morning now,” the redhead says, her hazel eyes sizing me up when I move to the front of the line. She smirks, and readies her hand on the register. “What’ll it be, honey?” “Large flat white, thanks.” “That’s four dollars, please.” I pay, and she hands me my change, her hot pink fingernails grazing my outstretched palm. The redhead slides a piece of paper across the counter and a small hand from behind the machine takes it. Apart from the noise you wouldn’t even know someone was there with the cups piled high on top. A flash of messy blonde hair dashes out from behind the machine. “Is that take,” she says, and her jaw goes slack as her pretty eyes scan from my chest up to my face. “Huh?” I say, leaning in closer to the counter, taking in an eyeful of her petite body, golden tanned skin against the stark whiteness of her tank top. I don’t miss the growing blush that’s spreading across her freckled cheeks either. She shakes her head and briefly closes her eyes as she huffs out a breath. “Sorry, take-away?” “Nah, think I might stay?” I say and nod. Yep. Definitely staying. “Um, sure. Take a seat,” she says and turns to her colleague. “Gabs, can you give him a number?” “Oh, honey. I’ll give this one a number alright.” I chuckle, and take the number on a metal stand that she hands me. Blondie gives me a tickle of a smile and then returns behind the machine. I lazily wander to the only vacant chair in the corner, and wait impatiently for blondie to deliver my coffee. I’ve got a fuckin’ good feeling I’m gonna enjoy this assignment.
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Jennifer


New Adult and erotic romance writer, and author of the Spark series. A sexy imagination, a life-long love of books and a sucker for romance, Jennifer Ryder couldn't stifle her creativity any longer. Writing steamy adult romance has become her new focus. Living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best of city and country. Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration, and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don't see fences as barriers, keep life more than interesting. Jennifer placed third in the International Stringybark Erotic Short Fiction Award 2013.  
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*REVIEW* The Imprisoned Dragon and The Witch (Supernatural Enforcement Bureau #2) by A.K. Michaels


Reviewer: Donna
Rating: 5 Stars


What an awesome Book 2 of the Supernatural Enforement Bureau Series. This series is just getting better and better and 
i'm really pleased i read it. I enjoyed it so much and there is so much action that it had me gripped from the beginning. 
I love reading about Star and Ronan but we also had more insight into some of the other characters that make up the Supernatural 
Enforcement Bureau. Sam is an awesome character and i love his instant attraction to the new witch we meet, Charmaine. She 
has be kept in this cave where she was "punished" ather cruely when she tried t help out the dragon that was captured and 
held prisoner for his dragon's blood. Dragon's blood is very special and can help dark magic so lots of people want it 
especially since there are not alot of dragon's left. Starr thought she was the only one until they find out about the 
imprisoned dragon. We meet Serge who had been on misson for about a year, keep tabs at the caves entrance. He has his 
new mate, Kyra with him. Creed, the big, scary bad boy has his own things going on that are actually going to result in
the Supernatural Enforcement Bureau helping him out. It's all go in book 2 and i loved every part of it. I already know 
book 3 is going to be awesome! I have to truly recommend this book and if you haven't read Supernatural Enforecement Bureau
book 1: The Dragon and The Vampire, then definitely go and read it! It's Briliant!


The call finally comes. Serge has located a remote cavern in the Rockies that holds a Dragon prisoner. Time is of the essence. Ronan and Starr rush to implement a rescue party and the Director of the SEB calls on his Sire, Josef, for help. After all, with Josef comes a very powerful Witch and a deadly Wolf. With dark magic in the mix he knows he will need Peri’s power if they’re to have any chance at success. 
Plans seem to fall apart as they uncover a plot so mind-blowing that Ronan’s ‘boss’, the President of the United States, wants to send in the troops! Averting that disaster, he realizes the entire load now rests upon his shoulders. 
Can he pull off a massive operation, covering the entire United States and beyond? Can Starr withstand a deadly blast of dark magic power? 
Read Supernatural Enforcement Bureau, Book 2, The Imprisoned Dragon and The Witch, to find out. 

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