Tuesday, November 26, 2013

**Review** Forever Trilogy books 1 & 2 ~ Sandi Lynn

Synopsis ~ Forever Black (book 1)

When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space.” With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black. After finding Ellery in his kitchen the next morning and assuming she broke his #1 rule about sleepovers, he becomes intrigued, not only by her stubbornness and defiance, but by her kindness.

Connor Black, emotionally dead and damaged, that stemmed from a personal tragedy, made a vow to never love or fall in love with a woman, until Ellery Lane walked into his life by accident. After she opens up and shows him her world, Connor starts to feel emotions and feelings he never knew existed. Despite the rumors and warnings regarding Connor Black and his use and misuse of women, Ellery finds herself being drawn into his world.

Ellery knows they can never be together because she is harboring a deep secret that could destroy Connor emotionally forever.

Join Connor and Ellery as they embark on a journey of courage, love and strength. Will it be enough to save them?

Amy's Thoughts ~ 

Connor Black has rules. 
  • No sleepovers
  • No relationships
  • Sex only
  • No dates
  • We are not friends
  • Don't call, text, or email - I'll call you when I want to see you.
Then he walked in on her. 

Ellery Lane is a sweet girl. Always lending a helping hand to those in need. It's just her nature. She didn't know when she helped a drunken Connor Black home her life would change. 

But he's hiding things. 
And so is she. 

Their secrets have the potential to tear them apart forever. If only they would communicate, they could have avoided so much.

I can see now why Connor Black is so popular. He's a sexy, alpha male that we all would love to know. I honestly have no clue what took me so long to find him. I read the entire book in one setting and immediately dived into book 2.  

Synopsis ~ Forever You (book 2) 

Connor Black’s life consisted of his company and his use of multiple women. There was never going to be love, relationships, or a fairy-tale life. Emotionally dead and damaged, that stemmed from a personal tragedy, Connor Black vowed never to feel any emotion or fall in love with a woman. That was true until Ellery Lane walked into his life by accident and changed his life forever. He begins experiencing feelings and emotions that he never felt before and finds himself being drawn into her world.

You took the journey with Connor and Ellery as their love, courage, and strength were put to the test. You watched their worlds come together through her eyes in Forever Black, and now it's time to take the journey through his in Forever You.

Amy's Thoughts ~ 

I love getting the male POV! For me, it makes each story that much more complete. 

Book 2 is told from Connor's side of things. It gave me pivotal information needed to just love Connor all that much more. We find out more about what makes him tick, what made him the way that he was. 

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**Review** Fallen Crest High ~ Tijan

Synopsis ~ 

Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn't care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent's divorce. But maybe that's a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

Amy's Thoughts ~ 

Fallen Crest High vs. Fallen Crest Academy
Mason & Logan Kade vs. Fallen Crest Academy 

Rivalry to end all rivalries. 

Sam's world has just come crashing down around here. She comes home to find her mom packing their things as they leave her father for another. And her new roomies? None other than Fallen Crest High's most popular bad boys. 

Mason Kade is the fighter. He's not a talker or a joker. He is sometimes... a lover.  He sees immediately that his new roomie has the biggest set of ... he's ever seen. 

Logan Kade is the talker, the lover, the jokster. He loves his new 'sis' and will do anything to protect her. 

As Sam's world crumbles, secrets are revealed. From her family, from her friends, even some from her enemies. The best part though, Mason & Logan have her back no matter what, even if it's her mom. 

Again Tijan has blown me away. I can't wait to dive in Fallen Crest Family and see what else happens. The secrets, the hidden agenda's, the love triangles. This book has it all! With 2 - not 1 but - hot, sexy bad boys.

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**Review** False Start ~ Love & Skate 5 ~ Lila Felix

Synopsis ~ 

Rex has firsthand knowledge of how love can rip a person to shreds. How it can swallow a person whole, leaving them gasping for air, and dying a lonely person. He watched his mother give everything she had to his father and then she died, too weak and frail to continue on. His father, the deranged man who could barely feed himself—taking care of him left a permanent crease on Rex's heart. He swears he can still hear his pleas for help in his sleep. Nothing can give him solace from the painful memories.

Except this girl.

Hayes is a constant and consistent optimist. She's witnessed her mother and father’s almost perfect marriage and taken it as an example of what she wants. But she can’t seem to find a guy who is sincere. She’s dated them all— snake-in-the-grass jerks, straight-up commitment-phobes, fakes and phonies alike. They all fit her perfect dream on the outside, but when the relationship gets to the nitty gritty, they all crumble like stale bread.
Unable to find a better man, she settles for nothing instead, wondering if a man who treats her right could even exist. With perfect parents and a team name like I Kilda Girl, that man would have a lot to live up to.

Until this boy.

When she sees a rugged, tattooed guy who shows up at all the derby bouts, she wonders if chasing the bad boy might just be right.

Amy's Thoughts ~ 

I love when I find a new Lila Felix book in my hands. I know that regardless of the premise of the book, there will always be a deeper topic that she explores. That is just Lila.  And False Start does not disappoint. 

Rex may be a part of the Black Family, but he stills feels like an outsider. He's a loner, thanks to years of missing out on socialization by taking care of his father. His father still manages to stifle him from the grave. 

Hayes appears to be the perfect girl. but appearances can be decieving. A pastry chef who finds her life's delight in baking. Hayes, she's one of those girls who makes a conscious decision to be happy. Every. Single. Day. 

Rex needs to let go of his past and embrace the future before him. Hayes needs to relive her past to show him that it's possible to be happy. 

I mentioned that "deeper topic"... Yea, I'm not even gonna mention what it is in this review as I don't want to spoil. Lets just say that when Lila picks a topic, she goes all out. She doesn't just skim the surface, she picks it apart and puts it back together. 

Being the last Love & Skate book. This one was heartbreaking to read. I love the Black family as they are my own. Lila created this amazing family and I can't help but wonder just how much better the world would be if there were more families like this one.  Saying goodbye to Chase, Sylvia, and all the Black boys and girls is a hard thing to do. So instead I'll say "I'll see a later boys, I'm sure I'll be seeing you again soon". <3

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**Review** Carter Reed ~ Tijan

Synopsis ~ 

Emma decided to skip the gym and went home early. It was the last easy decision she made because she found her roommate being raped by the boyfriend. She had two choices. Call the cops and be killed by his family’s mafia connections or kill him first and hope to survive. There was no choice to her. She killed the bastard first and went to the one person who could protect her. Carter Reed. He’s a weapon for the rivaling mafia family, but he’s also Emma’s secret. Not only was he best friends with her brother, but she’s the reason he became that weapon in the first place.

Amy's Thoughts ~ 

Have you met Carter Reed? I wanna run out and find me one (although I don't think the hubby would approve). 

Tijan - Where have you been hiding?? 

Carter Red is a hot, sexy, mysterious, millionaire with rumored mob connections.

Emma - sister to Carter's deceased best friend - comes home early one night to find her roommate being raped. Thinking of nothing more than saving her friend, she kills a man. Little does she know that that one coarse of action would change her life forever. With one mob family hot on her trail, she turns to the only man she can ever trust - Carter. 

Tijan takes us on a roller coaster of a journey. Where behind every door is a secret spilling out into the light. Emma discovers things she never knew about her past and things to come. Things she never imagined about a man she had always cared about. 

What an amazing story teller Tijan is. There were several moments in this book, I had to stop, re-read, absorb, and then move on. This book has it all. Action, mystery, scorching hot sex, and a swoon worthy alpha male bent on protecting Emma at all costs. I was kept on the edge of my seat & couldn't stop reading. I can see this movie on the big screen one day, it's THAT good. Don't miss it!! <3 

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**Double Review** Driven & Fueled ~ K. Bromberg

Synopsis ~ Driven ~ 

Rylee Thomas is used to being in control. But she’s about to meet the one man that just might make her enjoy losing it…

I am the exception to the rule.

In a world full of willing women, I’m a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He’s the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

Colton crashes into my life like a tornado: sapping my control, testing my vulnerabilities beyond their limits, and unintentionally penetrating the protective wall around my healing heart. Tearing apart the world I rebuilt so carefully with structure, predictability, and discipline.

I can’t give him what he wants and he can’t give me what I need. But after a glimpse beneath his refined exterior into the dark secrets of his damaged soul, can I bring myself to walk away?

Our sexual chemistry is undeniable. Our individual need for complete control is irrefutable. But when our worlds collide, is the chemistry enough to bring us together or will our untold secrets and battle of wills force us apart?


Synopsis ~ Fueled ~ 

What happens when the one person you never expected suddenly happens to be the one you’ll fight the hardest to keep?

Colton stole my heart. He wasn't supposed to, and I sure as hell didn't want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist.

Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don't think I'll ever be the same. She's seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she's still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint, and I am most definitely the sinner.

How is it the one thing neither of us wanted—neither of us anticipated that fateful night—has us fighting so hard to keep?

He steals my breath, stops my heart, and brings me back to life again all in a split second of time. But how can I love a man who won't let me in? Who continually pushes me away to prevent me from seeing the damaged secrets in his past? My heart has fallen, but patience and forgiveness can only go so far.

How can I desire a woman who unnerves me, defies me, and forces me to see that in the deep, black abyss of my soul there's someone worthy of her love? A place and person I swore I'd never be again. Her selfless heart and sexy body deserve so much more than I'll ever be capable of giving her. I know I can't be what she needs, so why can't I just let her go?

We are driven by need and fueled with desire, but is that enough for us to crash into love?

Amy's Thoughts ~ 

Colton. Donavan. 

Good Lord what a whirlwind! I started Driven last night, read well into the early morning, got the kids off to school, finished Driven & devoured Fueled! DEVOURED!! 

Where's the third book when I need it??

There's no way to possibly review these two novels separately, so together it is. 

Tonya and I had posted about taking nominations for the 2013 BBF and suddenly our news feed was blown up with all things Colton Donavan.  I had no clue who he was. I had never heard of his sexy self. Well here's my question. Have I been hiding in a cave or something?? How did I not know about this sexy specimen?? 

Well, needless to say, we have not been properly introduced! 

Donavan is used to getting what he wants in every fashion. So when he meets Rylee, he's in for a huge surprise. The surprise that she doesn't want him. Donavan sets himself on a mission to get her attention in anyway possible. Manipulating both of their lives in order to make it happen. He's relentless, ruthless, devastatingly charming, & oh so sexy. 

Rylee has more control over Donavan than she realizes. Where she thinks she loses control, she and she alone has the ability to make him lose his mind.  Even though some don't prefer it, I like that Rylee makes him work for the right to be with her. It shows that she's not another groupie, she's not going to be the next notch on his bed post. 

I loved that Colton pushed himself into all aspects of her life. Showing her in multiple ways that she was more to him. Colton, as most alphas, is a bit damaged. Book 2 killed me with the ending, I really can not wait for book 3, because I know it's going to be epic. 

**Reviewer Note = I REALLY hate when every alpha male is compared to Christian Grey. Colton Donavan is in a league all his own. And CG has no place being compared to him. CG is NOT the be all to end all!**

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Friday, November 22, 2013

**Release Day Blitz** Star of Bethlehem ~ Flowering 2.5 ~ Sarah Daltry


Jack isn’t a rock star. He’s not the leader of a MC. He isn’t a billionaire. Lily’s not the daughter of a mob boss, or a stripper, or a virgin with a BDSM fascination. They’re just regular college kids, who somehow found each other in the middle of all the crap and chaos of growing up.

“With you, Jack, it was the first time I ever felt real. It was the first time anyone looked at me and saw substance. It was the first time I wanted to make someone see me.”

Jack and Lily have navigated his past, her desire to move on from her family’s demands of her, his depression, and her loneliness. Now, on New Year’s Eve, they have an entire year laid out ahead of them. First, though, Jack needs to meet Lily’s family, to be welcomed into her life. It’s intimidating, but with a sweater that is way too hot and his grandmother’s ugly car, he arrives at Lily’s gleaming house on a hill, ready to open himself up completely to her.

Inside the perfect, sparkling house, Lily waits for the boy she has come to love. But Lily’s house and family are a lot like her – shiny and pretty on the outside, with a sad emptiness on the interior. Lily wants to give Jack the one thing he has always dreamed of – family and love – but can she keep him from seeing how hollow a lot of the picture perfect life he fantasizes about really is?

This is a novella length work that follows Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley.


I take his hand and pull him down beside me on my bed. I feel so complete in his arms, as if nothing can go wrong when he holds me. It’s all the other stuff. The world, people, pressure. Maybe it’s a little fear that things just ended with Derek. That one day, as quickly as I fell for Jack, I also fell out of love with Derek. I don’t have enough experience to know if that’s normal. What if it happens again?

“What? Tell me,” Jack whispers.

“Have you ever felt like your entire life is some surrealist’s joke? That you think you’re in control of it, while really, you’re probably just…”

“A melting clock?” he finishes and laughs. I look at him, disappointed that I can’t explain it, but also relieved that he doesn’t care.

“All the fucking time,” he says. “I know you’re scared. I know I’m scared. But I seem to remember you telling me that I should remember what matters. I made you a promise, princess. Yes, your house intimidates me. Your life intimidates me. Hell, loving you intimidates me. But I’m in this. I’m here. Present. Entirely. I’m looking only forward. And all I see is you.”

“Take the damn book,” I tell him. “I just wanted to show you that I have faith in us. It was a conscious decision to give you something that was a very special gift to me, to tell you that I trust you with it, because I trust you to be there. Long term.”

He takes me in his arms and kisses me. I decide I won’t stop him if he goes further, but he doesn’t. Our bodies crackle with the energy between us, but as much as the sex thrills me, Jack does so much more for my mind than his body could even do. I can’t believe how alive I feel when he’s near me. Perhaps it’s selfish. Perhaps it’s desperate. But I want him here in my life; I want him with me, because I love being this aware.

I speak against his cheek, while his hands slowly explore my body. It’s sensual but not sexual. He’s studying me like a work of art. “I don’t want to fall out of love with you. I thought Derek was all I ever wanted. I don’t want to be in the same place with you a year from now.”

“You won’t be,” he tells me. He kisses along my face, brushing his lips against my cheek, my forehead, my nose, but never reaching my mouth. “I don’t know how. But I do.”

“How do you know?”

He kisses along my face, brushing his lips against my cheek, my forehead, my nose, but never reaching my mouth. “I don’t know how. But I do.”

I love that he can put aside his doubts to ease my own. I know Jack’s had so much trouble in his life, and the fact that he can comfort me, when my problems are so petty and stupid in the scheme of things, is one more thing I love so much. “I know I’m shallow. But I don’t want to be, Jack.”

“You’re not shallow. You’re not empty. Anything you think of yourself – it’s crazy. If you want to talk about surreal, it’s the fact that you think you’re less than something. Maybe you didn’t get shit on the same way I did in high school, but clearly, people have underestimated you. They missed out on you. And you have every right to be hurt. But, Lily? No one will ever hurt you again.”

I smile. “Thanks. I’m sorry I’m being so moody. It’s probably hormones or something. I think I’m just frustrated.”

“Yeah?” He laughs. “Well… I mean… I can help you relieve some of that.”

He’s on top of me and I don’t care that it wasn’t exactly what I meant. I don’t care that someone could walk in. Someone probably will walk in, since eventually they’ll come looking, but I don’t care at all. I want to belong to Jack, and I don’t know any other way to do so.

About the Author~

Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Bitter Fruits is her first full length novel. Her other two novels have already been released. Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley are simultaneous perspectives in the New Adult contemporary romance series, Flowering. Sarah also has three novellas (including Star of Bethlehem, part of the Flowering series) and several short stories available. She is currently working on Immortal Star and Daughter of Heaven in this series, and Orange Blossom, another novel in Flowering . When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

**Release Day Blitz & GIVEAWAY** Teased ~ Jamie Begley


The VIP Room #1 

Jamie Begley 


“Here comes Trouble!” Colton took one look at the stripper on stage and knew that was exactly what Vida was, trouble. He had no desire to succumb to the young woman tantalizing men with her provocative movements and killer body with no intention of satisfying their fantasies. Fresh out of prison, his tattoo shop and getting rid of an aggravating ex were his first priorities, not a woman who should know better than to become involved in a situation that could get her killed.

Vida will do anything to save her friend’s life, even if it includes stripping on stage and doing lap dances in the VIP room under her stage name Trouble. All the sensuous moves were just an illusion to gain the information she needed, even if it meant the men who watched thought she would keep the promises her body was making.

Forced to sift through lies and betrayals, Colton discovers a woman who is as loving as she is loyal, but won’t give him a chance. Vida, who tries to ignore the escalating passion between them, learns the hard way that some men shouldn’t be teased…


“I need to go to the bathroom,” Vida told him, trying to get off his lap.
Colton held her still with his hands on her hips. “In a minute.” His hands slipped to her ass, adjusting her until he notched her pussy against his cock where thankfully, Vida noticed, he had on a pair of sweat bottoms.
She had a terrible feeling she didn’t want to hear what he was about to say.
“Why are you still a virgin, Vida? No boyfriends in high school or college?” he questioned.
Vida was right; she didn’t want to hear his questions, much less answer them. Her lips tightened.
“It’s none of your business,” she finally answered.
“Yes, it is, since I’m the one going to take it,” he said casually.
“No, you’re not,” Vida snapped.
“Yes, baby, I am.” He lifted his pelvis until she could feel his hard cock against her folds. Desire threatened to rise again and Vida felt herself begin to want him.
Vida shook her head. He was everything she didn’t want in a man, everything she had sworn never to become attached to. Yet, he was sitting there, thinking he was going to take from her a gift that she had planned on keeping for someone special for years.
“No, you won’t. I have saved myself for the man I fall in love with, which is not you, nor will it ever be you. I won’t be like my mother, falling in love with one man after another, losing a piece of herself after each one. Do you know how many dads she brought home? Introduced me to? Each one she was sure was going to put that ring on her finger and make all her dreams come true. They never did, each one slept with her and used her until they were satisfied then they left her crying. She would cry for days, until she met the next one and fell just as hard.
“I am going to save myself for one man. A man who I know is going to love me as much as I love him, and won’t leave me for the next piece of pussy he sees. He will be as committed to me as I am to him. That will not be you, you’re a horn dog, and you’re married!” she yelled.
Colton rose up from his relaxed position, bringing his chest against hers.
“The only man that is going to be between your thighs is me. I am going to take that sweet little cherry of yours and make it mine. You made yourself so many promises when you were a little girl there’s no way you can keep them all. You’re not a little girl anymore, Vida. You’re a woman and you’re going to want my cock in you. You’re going to want it all the time.” Leaning back against the headboard again, he gave her a tender smile. “If you’re a good girl, I’ll give it to you any time you want. If you’re not, I’ll make you beg for it.” He gave her an arrogant smile that Vida had to restrain herself from knocking off him with the fist clenched at her side.
“You ass!” Vida moved to jump off him, and this time he let her go with a laugh.
“You better hurry up; we’re late.” Colton’s voice followed her into the bathroom. She made sure to slam the door loud enough for him to hear.

About the Author~

I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family put up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent at work and I write during the nights and weekends. I have two children who both graduate next year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing three series of books- The Last Riders that is fairly popular, The Dark Souls series, which is not, and The VIP Room, which we will soon see. My favorite book I have written is Soul Of A Woman, which I am hoping to release during the summer of 2014. It took me two years towrite, during which I lost my mother, and brother. It’s a book that I truly feel captures the true depths of love a woman can hold for a man. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I am an emotional writer who wants the readers to feel the emotion of the characters they are reading. Because of this, Teased is probably the hardest thing I have written.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best. In the near future I hope to take a weekend break and visit Vegas that will hopefully be next summer. Right now I am typing away on Knox’s story and looking forward to the coming holidays. Did I mention I love the holidays?

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Monday, November 18, 2013

**BT & GIVEAWAY** Not Alone ~ Amber Nation

Not Alone

Amber Nation 


Emmalynne Morgan thought that getting married to her High School sweetheart and starting a family was all she wanted in life. Everything was perfect until circumstances change and devastating blows occur.

Fast forward five years, Emmalynne thinks she is broken, not only emotionally but physically as well, so her confidence was severely lacking. Being a single mother to her son, Tucker, as well as an owner of a small town Bookstore, she does everything she can to keep men at arms-length, not thinking she is worthy anymore with her plus-sized body and scars.

Taking it upon themselves, Emmalynne's best friends, Toby and Tessa make it their mission to bring her out of her tight-knitted comfort zone. That is when she locks eyes on the male perfection that is Grady.

Grady Finnegan was the gorgeous new guy in town. Recently injured and discharged from the Army, Grady comes to his Uncle’s aid in helping manage the family bar. Not being anywhere near innocent when it comes to women, Grady meets Emmalynne and he knows one thing, that he wants her.

Sparks fly and passion ignites, but will that be enough? Not ready to lay her heart on the line, Emmalynne guards it as best she can and ultimately fails. When chaos erupts and Grady's past comes back to haunt him, it leaves Emmalynne's already broken heart, shattered.

Will past circumstances prevent Emmalynne from having the future she deserves? Or can Grady help her follow her heart and show her that she is Not Alone?



Emmalynne turned around, fiddling with the bottom edge of her shirt. She looked up at me with her bottom lip tucked between her teeth, her eyes wary. She was nervous again, but seeing her nibble on her lip made me want to take her, here and now. “Thank you for bringing me home, Grady. And for coming to my rescue, I appreciate it.” 

“Don’t worry about it. I’ll see you tomorrow, yeah?” I had to get out of there and fast.

“Oh yeah, right, for our date.” She stepped towards me and closed her eyes, her tongue darting out to lick her lips then puckering them. She wanted to kiss me. That made my pants grow even tighter and I wanted nothing more than to explore every inch of that amazing mouth. Those lips were all pouty and sexy, but she wasn’t totally coherent. And as much as I wanted to, and Lord did I want to, I wasn’tgoing to take advantage of her like that. So I leaned into her and kissed her forehead, the smell of her shampoo hitting me like a brick, Vanilla and Mint. I exhaled as I took a step back and, she immediately opened her eyes, her expression pained.

Amy's Thoughts~ 

So, I loved this book. It was again one of those "sweet reads". Emmaline, a working mother, refuses to get back in the dating scene after being hurt in her last relationship. Grady, looking for something, yet not really knowing what it is. 

Emmaline works daily at her bookstore, proud of what she has accomplished considering her past. She has an amazing kid, an amazing store, and amazing friends. But she feels like something is missing. She knows what it is but isn't worried about finding it. It finds her. Grady, new in town, working at his uncles bar. He's trying to start over, make a new life, and he sees her. It's instanious. She's it. Now to meet her! 

One of the most entertaining things about this book is what the characters DON'T say. Their inner monologue is awesome. And little Tucker is a freaking doll. 

About the Author~

I am a wife, mother of two beautiful girlies, an avid reader, and a new Romance and New Adult author.
I was born and raised in Southern Indiana, but resided in Texas for five years while my husband was in the US Army. It was definitely a journey, but I am so glad to be back in my home state.

Whenever I'm not doing my motherly duties or at the soccer field I absolutely love to read whenever I have a moment to spare. My kindle is never far from my side.

My love of reading increased about a year ago and due to my love of books I decided to try my hand at writing. Already having a set of characters screaming to get out, my story took over and came to life.

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**BT & Giveaway** Have I told You ~ FL Jacob

Have I Told You 

FL Jacob


Caston Black has it all, according to the outside world. The owner of the best-selling gentlemen’s magazine, Black Hollywood, has good looks, fame, fortune, and a reputation that precedes him. He can have any woman he wants, as long as he doesn’t keep them. Caston sets his sights on Sabrina for his next Hollywood Sweetheart. Little does he know he will find the woman to share his life, the one he is meant to keep forever.

Sabrina Bennett has been in a mentally and physically abusive relationship that has destroyed the beautiful, confident dancer who arrived at college three years ago. She thinks the only good thing left in her life is her abusive boyfriend. Keeping her boyfriend happy is her number one priority, no matter how impossible. She’s been broken and molded into a frightened, unsure girl desperate to be worthy of love.

Meeting by chance one evening, sparks fly between Caston and Sabrina. Neither expected the feelings they bring out in each other. Trying to have a normal relationship in their abnormal world is almost impossible, happiness is a new way of life for the lovers. They want to move forward, but the past won’t let go.

Can Caston help Sabrina heal from her past abuse? Can Sabrina show Caston he is as strong as he appears to be? When is the price of love too much? What do you do when the biggest threat to the person you love is you?


He set my hand on his thigh and returned his hands to the steering wheel. Feeling very brazen, I decided to move my hand up his leg. Coming into contact with his hardening length, I tightened my grip. His breath caught in the back of his throat and he stretched his neck. I unzipped his pants and slid my hand in, touching him skin to skin. Pulling him free, I slowly scooted over to take him in my mouth. The groan he let out was magnificent, and made me take him to the back of my throat. Working my tongue up and down I could taste his salty precum, I sucked harder. I wanted to taste more. Suddenly, he pulled the car into the back of a gas station. I moved my mouth faster, and he growled, as his fingers tangled in my hair. The pleasure I was giving him made me smile around his cock.

Amy's Thoughts~

Ok so, this book kinda wigs me out a bit. Not in a bad way. 

We have a niave college student, Sabrina, who is in a controlling relationship. 
We have Mr. Sex Club, Caston Black, who is controlling, sexy Alpha male. 

She's in trouble. 
He rescues her. 
Beats up the boyfriend. 
Moves her in & takes her over. 

Suddenly along the way, Caston goes from being not only an Alpha Male, but to a bit of a Dom with almost no warning. If I were Sabrina, and being that I had her history, I would have run for the hills. One thing I would have liked to have seen was more care taken in introducing Sabrina into the world of D/s play. More explaination. Her transformation. 

Sabrina does indeed make a transformation in this book, from a niave little girl into a beautiful swan. I love both of them. Caston, oh Caston. Two words for ya... Mommy Issues. The man has some serious Mommy issues that he must deal with. 

Overall, was a really good story. I will definitely read it again. 

About the Author~

I am a mommy of two, wife to an amazing man, and full time employee. Life is crazy and my love for reading had fizzled over the years but thanks to a wonderful group of ladies that I met last year I started reading again. Their love for books turned me on to many great writers who I would have never discovered if I hadn't started reading again!

I started writing for them. They brought out my love for writing that I haven’t seen in years. Starting this process was tedious and nerve wrecking, but my lovely ladies and my fabulous husband have inspired me to take my love for writing to the next step.

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**CR & Giveaway** Stay With Me ~ A.C. Marchman

Stay With Me 

A.C. Marchman


Allie Marshall, PA student, and Dr. Donovan Callahan have overcome such intense drama in their short relationship.
Dealing with thoughts of Claire, his ex who sits in jail for murdering her husband, to Allie's secret past, has been extremely stressful. From the day they met, it has been hot and heavy; both of them giving into their wants and needs. The pair have thrown caution to the wind and...just went with their hearts. 
All seems well, finally, and Allie is letting go of her insecurities, which could ultimately threaten to be her downfall. That is, until someone from Donovan's past decides to make a surprise and unwelcome appearance at a wedding the couple attends. 

A shocking announcement is made that will force Allie to question everything about Donovan-- his honesty, his character, even his feelings for her. 

Will this be the final straw, or will this be a test of strength of their feelings for each other?


About the Author:

AC Marchman lives in Virginia with her husband Dan and their three children, Hannah, Jacob and Sarah.

By day, she is a wife, mommy, and an x-ray tech for a doctor's office. By night (and nap time) she is a writer.

She loves spending time with her family. She also loves to read. Her favorite authors being EL James, Sylvia Day, James Patterson, and Tess Gerritsen.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

**SERIES REVIEW** The Last Riders ~ Jamie Begley

Razer's Ride

The Last Riders 1 

Jamie Begley 


Beth Cornett is the town good girl, so staying out of the way of the motorcycle club’s dangerous members was a no brainer. Unfortunately, she manages to catch the eye of Razer, who has every intention of tempting her to take him on despite her misgivings. When her worst fears are realized, she is left heartbroken, determined to forget her walk on the wild side.

Razer was not going to change for any woman, not even Beth. Their lifestyles were too different; betrayed she ran. Realizing his mistake too late; she was not about to forgive and forget. It takes a killer intent on targeting Beth to bring her back to him and The Last Riders for protection. Razer may have learned his lesson, but this time, as long as she is at the club, she has to play by their rules.

Amy's Thoughts~

Welcome to The Last Riders. 


If you love MC Clubs. If you love hot sex with lots of taboo. Check out this series. 

In Razer's Ride, we meet 1 of the 8 founding membe3rs. We meet Razer. He straight up admits he's a man whore & will never be tied to one woman. 

Beth is as sweet and innocent as they come. She's attraced to Razer yet terrified at the same time. And yes, he breaks her heart. What's the old saying?? If you love something let it go, if it comes back to you it was meant to be?

One thing I enjoyed about this book is that with The Last Riders, they may seem like a club that is all aobut sex, but there's more to them than meets the eye. I don't want to giveaway any spoilers, I will say, the orignal 8 are much much more than just friends. And there's a deep seeded connection between them and Pastor Dean. Oh, Pastor Dean? He's NOT your grandma's Pastor. 

Up next... Viper's Run 

Viper's Run

The Last Riders 2 


Winter Simmons received the surprise of her life when she discovered the man she had been dating for the last two years was actually Viper, president of the Last Riders. A high school principal, Winter has no intention of ruining her reputation in the community to be with a man who betrayed her trust. Unforgiving, she turns her back on him, only to find that Viper is not the gentleman he portrayed.

Determined to find his brother’s killer, Loker James kept his identity as President of The Last Riders a secret from Winter. When the truth comes out, he is determined to make her see the real man who can control not only a group of dangerous bikers, but a woman whose life is a rulebook. Unable to prevent herself from being drawn into the very club she despises, Winter is about to lose everything important to her, unless Viper can prove she’s more than a moonlight run.

Amy's Thoughts~

Viper is the President of The Last Riders. He spending 2 years getting close to Winter in hopes of obtaining information on his brother's death.  When Winter discovers the truth of his actions, and who he really is, she's heartbroken. 

Tragedy strikes for Winter and suddenly Viper realizes what he has done and the lengths he needs to go to get her back. He didn't know he was fighting an uphill battle. With a bad guy on the loose it takes everything in Viper to help her recover and keep her safe when she fights him at every turn. 

At first, I loved Razer, then... I met Viper & I swooned. Darn Sexy Alpha Male. He's a total douche at times, don't get me wrong, BUT when he's good. He's oh so good. 

Next... Knox's Stand

Knox's Stand

The Last Riders 3 


Knox, a former Navy Seal, has been in several dangerous situations, but nothing compares to dealing with Diamond Richards. Framed for murder, he needs the passionless lawyer to prove his innocence. But when he no longer needs her help, he’s going to show her the passion she’s capable of and walk away a free man.

Diamond plans on earning her huge fee to prove Knox is innocent, but she had no idea the muscled biker could bring out the passion she kept hidden behind her designer clothes. Trying to find a murderer is easier than dealing with The Last Riders and Knox’s sexcapades. He’s going to find out there is one woman worth standing and fighting for, despite his desire for freedom.

Amy's Thoughts~

Well, here we got a closer look at Knox. I knew it was going to take a killer woman to bring Knox to his knee. And Man oh man does he fall. 

Diamond grea up around MC Clubs, she knows how the men are, has no desire to get back into the life style. But when Viper offers her the money she needs to save her law firm, she jumps at the opportunity - even if it means having to deal with Knox. 

Knox is one of my favorites. I know I said that about Razer and Viper, but Hey! Who said I could only have one favorite??

In Knox's Stand we get a lot of surprises that are related to the entireity of the series. We find there's more, a lot more, than meets the eye with Knox. While in the first 2 books, a lot of the guys pasts were hidden from us, in this one, it's imperative to understanding Knox as a person. We also find some people aren't quite who they seem. We find that even the most unlikely people will offer a helping hand and that even those you don't suspect like a little kink in their lives. 

I do believe that Shades' book is up next, and oh Mama!! It's going to be a fantastic one. What an enigma he is. Hurry up Jamie!! <3

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

**RELEASE DAY BLITZ** Make Me ~ Amanda Heath

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Make me, Channing. Make me fall. Push me, shove me, just make sure I get there.” I shout at him, taking a step back. His eyes clash with mine. I read the challenge there, making me take another step back. He stalks the few steps to me and grabs my arms slamming his forehead down on mine, “I’ll make you.” His lips skim against mine as he continues to speak, “And I’ll be falling right there with you.”

Paisley Vaughn grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. After finding her mother dead from an overdose, Paisley and her baby sister are shipped off to live with her maternal grandparents.

She always knew they were rich, she just didn’t realize how rich they were. Now she’s being forced to go to a prestigious high school. One where the tuition is more money then she’s ever seen.

Thinking these rich kids are going to be snobbish and rude, she’s surprised to find the Vaughn name means she is untouchable. 

Well unless your name is Channing Southerland.

Paisley has to navigate her new life and all the new people in it. While her mother might have lied about her grandparents, no one is lying about Channing. He’s beautiful, mean, arrogant, and turning her on.

Before long a war is fought, leaving Paisley wondering if she’ll be ruined or made. 

Though she might just fall irrevocably in love.
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His black hair is plastered to his face and his clothes are soaked. I look down his body, taking in the clothes, dripping wet and sticking to his body like a second skin. That’s when I notice I was about to go into the pool before he saved me. It’s hard to figure out what happens next. My thoughts are scattered and making no sense. I just know he did something nice for me and I want to thank him. So I lift up on my toes and place my lips against his, super soft. I let off just as quickly, thinking how soft his lips are and I want to kiss him again. “Thank you.” He doesn’t let me go, and he doesn’t say anything. He just stares at my lips. I’m mesmerized by the look in his eyes. Its all heat and male. Primal. Oh sweet Jesus. The rain is freezing but I don’t notice, I’m too drunk and too turned on. Heat blasts from his body, keeping me close to him. He doesn’t stop staring and I don’t know what to do. My thighs are tingling and my body aches for him to touch me. It seems like I’ve waited years for him to touch me. I lift back up on my toes and right before my lips meet his, I say, “Kiss me.” It’s a demand and it’s a plea. I notice his breathing is heavy, just like mine. His fingers tightened when I demanded he kiss me, and it seems like forever before he moves. Those amazing lips slam down on mine and I erupt. My arms go around his neck and right into his hair. He’s too tall for me, so I jump up and wrap my legs around him. His palms immediately go to my thighs, and then under my dress. It’s not long before he’s using his tongue to pry my mouth open. The warmth and taste of him, hits me like a ton of bricks. I moan around his lips and clutch him tighter to me. Then I’m being set down on something cold and wet. I open my eyes and break away. I didn’t even notice us moving but now I’m sitting on the hood of my car. Channing though, he doesn’t let me get away for long. His lips are back on mine and his tongue is demanding my submission. His taste is so powerful it nearly knocks me over. Warm spice, mint, and whiskey. Mmmmm. He breaks away from my lips, and starts trailing his up and down my neck. I’m panting so hard; it’s a wonder I don’t pass out from lack of oxygen. My hands leave his neck to go under his shirt. We both groan when my hands touch his skin. His abs are toned and a little more packed than they looked. I’m growing impatient, so I try to rip the thing off of him. Then I realize it has buttons so I do rip it open. Buttons fly everywhere but I don’t care. His golden skin is on display and I want to touch him. So I do. His chest is broader than it looks, blocking out the rest of the world while I’m pressed to it. His lips start sucking deeply at my neck, before he bites me, gently. I moan and press against him. The softness of me meets the hardness of him. That makes him bite hard, so I start grinding on it. Boy does that feels good. His lips come back up to mine, and then his tongue is there, thrusting against mine. I moan when his hands reach my panties. They never left my ass. He was just sitting there squeezing it. That felt amazing too. I think he is going to stop me, or at least touch me, but he doesn’t. He lets my lips go, only to set his forehead against mine. I’m lost in the way he looks right now. There is total rapture on his gorgeous face. Like he’s never done anything better than this. I don’t really blame him, because I feel the same way.    
Meet Amanda
I live in southern Arkansas with my husband and young daughter. There is also an insane Boston Terrier running around. I've always been a lone wolf and find my friends in books. I started writing at a young age and I haven't stopped since. Most days you can find me either glued to my laptop or my kindle. My first novel, This Beautiful Thing was an Amazon best seller for 11 weeks and a year later I'm still tickled to see people enjoy it. I may not be a huge seller but I have the best fans ever and I thank God everyday for every single one of them.

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**CR & Giveaway** Come To Me Softly ~ A.L. Jackson

COME TO ME SOFTLY by A.L. Jackson has a cover and we get to share it with you today! Isn't it gorgeous! Read all about Book 2 in the Closer to You Series coming SUMMER 2014!!
Title: Come To Me Softly (The Closer to You Series, Book 2)
Author: A.L. Jackson
Expected Release Date: Summer 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
From the New York Times bestselling author of Come to Me Quietly comes
a scorching new adult romance in the Closer to You series.
A second chance at life…
A second chance at love…
  Jared Holt never thought he deserved either—until he found both in the arms of Aly Moore. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she’s more than ready for the future they’re making together. But Jared can’t help remembering his own family. And he’ll never forgive himself for what happened to them. How can he allow himself the very happiness he once destroyed? To live a life worthy of Aly, Jared knows he has to stop running and finally put his past to rest. But when he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before. And he’ll fight to protect her no matter what it costs…even if he destroys himself in the process.   EXCERPT
I gasped when strong. arms wrapped around me from behind. Then I melted when he buried his face in my neck. Jared spun me around and pressed me up against the cool metal of my car door. His hands were on my face, in my hair, slipping down my sides before he brought them back up to force me to look at him. “Thank you.” Desperation poured from him, his hold increasing as he stared down at the shock I felt lining my face. “Thank you for fucking believing in me, Aly. For getting me.” Fear lashed across his face. Or maybe it was remorse. He swallowed hard, his voice hardened with strain. “I’m scared to think of where I’d be right now without you.” That fear that had flashed on his face coiled in my stomach. Because I didn’t know where he’d been. Had no idea where the last three months had taken him. How far. How low. I wasn’t sure I wanted to know. “You’re here with me now.” I had to believe that was all that mattered. He grimaced. Gripping my face, he leaned down and kissed me, hard and demanding. There was no soft affection, none of the playfulness from upstairs. This was a seal. A branding. He jerked back. A storm raged in the blue of his eyes. “Don’t think I can’t see all those questions burning in your mind, Aly. And I may not have all the answers right now, but we are going to figure this out. Do you understand me? I promise you that.” And I saw it all there, the torment that plagued Jared, this beautiful man who had lost his way, the one desperate to find his way home.
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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR AL Jackson2A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled, When We Collide, and If Forever Comes. She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life. Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Look for Come to Me Quietly and Come to Me Softly coming soon.

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Book 1 - Come to Me Quietly releasing January 7, 2014
Come to ME Quietly
Synopsis Aleena Moore is content with her life. She has goals and dreams and an easy smile. She also has a secret she holds locked inside. Jared Holt believes he doesn’t deserve to love or be loved. He destroys everything he touches. Haunted by the mistake that shattered his life, he’s fled from the memory of that pain. Jared doesn’t know why he’s compelled to return, but finds himself drawn back to the place where it all began. The exact place where it ended. When he runs into his childhood best friend, Aleena’s older brother Christopher, he agrees to share Christopher and Aleena’s apartment while he looks for a place of his own. Aleena is no longer the little girl Jared remembers from his past and evokes feelings in him he never wanted to feel again. Terrified of destroying her, he fights to keep her away. But her touch is something he can’t resist—the touch that sealed his fate. Their pasts are intertwined and their futures uncertain. The only truths they know are the secrets they whisper in the night. || Amazon Paperback || Amazon Kindle || Barnes & Noble Paperback || Barnes & Noble Nook ||
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