Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Review- Yours Tonight by Joya Ryan




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For fans of J Lynn, Jodi Ellen Malpas and Sylvia Day comes the Reign trilogy, an all-consuming, raw and powerful love story . . .
He will give her everything she's ever wanted . . .
Jack Powell's confidence is matched only by his intensity. The darkness in him comes from years of secrets and memories he'd rather forget. Lana has an exotic innocence that draws him in and Jack wants a taste of her. She's a light in the darkness of his world - and she needs help, which he agrees to give her.
The only rule? He makes the rules.
Lana gives up her control, letting Jack take her body however he needs, while she works her way into his heart. But Jack's past catches up to them and Lana finds herself wrapped up in a scheme that will expose every secret she's worked so hard to keep. She clung to Jack once when her world was crashing down, but this time, she loves him. She'll continue to reach for him - her only fear is if he'll reach back, or go on his way, taking her soul with him . . .
Addictive and unforgettable, Lana's story will seduce, surprise and stay with you. A brand new trilogy by the #1 Bestselling author of Break Me Slowly, the Reign series is an emotional rollercoaster you'll want to keep riding forever.
My Review 
This was my first book my Joya Ryan and I really enjoyed it. 
The book is about Lana and Jack. The story begins when Lana is left stranded at a restaurant after being set up on blind date by a friend. However Lana spots someone from her past which she doesn't want him to see her or recognize her.  This is how she meets Jack at the restaurant. There is an instant connection between the two of them. However Lana is a little broken and Jack has history and a dark past. It was great that you got to see Lana grow through the story and gain more confidence. 
The story is well written and the author does a good job of hooking the reader in. Once I started I didn't want to put it down. Throughout the story you learn more about the characters and Jack brings out the best in Lana throughout the story. Their are parts of the story that are romance, others are intrigue and also erotic at times as when Lana and Jack are together it's very hot. I also need to mention Callum (Cal) who we meet and learn is Jack's best friend. It feels that there is more to explore between both Lana and Cal's friendship and also Cal and Jack's past. 
I should warn readers that it ends on a cliffhanger ending and what a cliffhanger. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Overall this was a great captivating, romantic, sexy read. I will most definitely be reading other books by author Joya Ryan in the future. 
* I received an ARC from Little Brown Book Group in exchange for an honest review. 
EXCERPT
 "You look flushed," he said, his tone so raspy it made me want to tell him why. "I was just thinking of something," I whispered, my gaze zeroing in on his mouth. "Oh?" He took one step closer. "Care to share your thoughts?" I licked my lips . . . ready to share more than just the thoughts. He'd said earlier he wondered what I tasted like. I was wondering the same about him. "Is it easy for you? Telling the truth?" I asked. "Generally." "How? Not that I lie, but I just don't know how you can say what you say." "You mean voice what I want?" "Yes." It was then it hit me. I wanted that. To be able to say what I wanted. Put a voice to my fears. My desires. My everything. To have someone actually listen. "It's a matter of worth over value," he said. "Any given thing has a value. I just decide what it's worth to me to keep that value." He took a step forward. "For example, you have a value. My silence wasn't worth you walking away."
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Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yours-Tonight-Book-1-Reign-ebook/dp/B00PQN3U7G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427140998&sr=8-1&keywords=your+tonight
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Release day blitz- Easy with you by Kristen Proby

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We are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring you the Release Day Launch for Kristen Proby's EASY WITH YOU!! EASY WITH YOU is an Adult Erotic Romance novella filled with suspense in Kristen’s With Me in Seattle Series!! Kristen's beloved characters, sexy situations, and suspense!? Run, don't walk, to Amazon and one click this bad boy!

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Excerpt: “You didn’t ask for her number.” She scowls and pokes her finger into my chest. I look down at it, then glance up at her with a raised brow. “You just assaulted an officer.” “I did?” She swallows hard. “Yes. I might have to arrest you.” “With handcuffs?” She smiles gleefully, clearly excited at the thought. “Would you like me to arrest you with handcuffs?” “Hell to the yes!” “Kate?” There’s suddenly a very tall, very irritated man standing behind the fiery redhead, staring daggers into me. I can’t help but laugh. “I’m talking to the hot Asher,” she says, not turning to look at him. “I assaulted him, and he’s a cop, and he’s going to put me in handcuffs.” “No, I don’t believe he will.” I laugh again. “There’s nothing going on here, man.” “Come see Lila!” Kate takes my hand, pulling me from my stool to the table behind us. Most of the women have cleared out, leaving just a few, including the sexy as fuck woman I met on the plane yesterday. “Where did everyone go?” “Declan took them home,” Lila replies, and her hand stops midway between the table and her lips, holding her drink. Her violet eyes widen when she sees me. “Hi.” “We meet again.” I sit next to her, my fingers itching to plunge in her dark hair and brush it over her shoulder. “How are you, Lila?” “Fine.” She clears her throat and smiles at me. “I didn’t think I’d ever see you again.” “A happy coincidence,” I reply softly. “You look beautiful.” And she does. Her eyes are a bit glassy from the alcohol, her cheeks just a little flushed. Her hair is straight and falls down her back and over her slim shoulders. Before I can ask her questions about her trip here, or anything about her, we are soon pulled into the conversation with the others at the table. But when Kate asks Lila if she’s ready to go, I’m shocked when Lila responds with, “I’m gonna have Asher take me home.”   Easy with You Teaser 2   

  About EASY WITH YOU: Nothing has ever come easy for Lila Bailey. She’s fought for every good thing in her life during every day of her thirty-one years. Aside from that one night with an impossible to deny stranger a year ago, Lila is the epitome of responsible. Steadfast. Strong. She’s pulled herself out of the train wreck of her childhood, proud to be a professor at Tulane University and laying down roots in a city she’s grown to love. But when some of her female students are viciously murdered, Lila’s shaken to the core and unsure of whom she can trust in New Orleans. When the police detective assigned to the murder case comes to investigate, she’s even more surprised to find herself staring into the eyes of the man that made her toes curl last year. In an attempt to move on from the tragic loss of his wife, Asher Smith moved his daughter and himself to a new city, ready for a fresh start. A damn fine police lieutenant, but new to the New Orleans force, Asher has a lot to prove to his colleagues and himself. With a murderer terrorizing the Tulane University campus, Asher finds himself toe-to-toe with the one woman that haunts his dreams. His hands, his lips, his body know her as intimately as he’s ever known anyone. As he learns her mind and heart as well, Asher wants nothing more than to keep her safe, in his bed, and in his and his daughter’s lives for the long haul. But when Lila becomes the target, can Asher save her in time, or will he lose another woman he loves? 

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A Message from Kristen Proby: Dear readers, As you know, the With Me In Seattle series came to a close earlier this month with the eighth and final installment, FOREVER WITH ME. I've been steadfast in my decision that there would be no further stories from the series, no spin-offs, nothing more. In my mind, it was complete. And I still feel that the Montgomery/Williams families are complete, and I maintain that I'm happy with their happy-ever-afters. But, I've also heard you when you've said that Asher, Matt Montgomery's partner in TIED WITH ME, deserves to have a happily ever after for himself and his daughter Casey. So, when the lovely ladies from 1001 Dark Nights asked me to participate in their wonderful project, I thought long and hard about whose story it should be about. Seattle is finished, and I've moved on to New Orleans for the new Boudreaux Series... And then it occurred to me: why not do both, and offer a companion novella to each of the series? And so, because you, the reader, has been so insistent that you want to see Asher and Casey find their perfect person, I'm excited to introduce you to EASY WITH YOU. I think you're going to love Asher and Lila's love story this spring... Happy Reading, Kristen Proby Author pic_Montana

ABOUT KRISTEN PROBY: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.      

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Review- Changing Tides by Sarah Darlington

CHANGING TIDES by Sarah Darlington
"Nate West. Hollywood bad-boy. Television megastar. Womanizer. Basically everything I hate about the male species rolled into one handsome package. And yet…I want him."

Ellie Turner is a lesbian. She has tattoos, short hair, and a ‘don’t-mess-with-me-attitude.’ She knows who she is, loves who she is, and couldn’t care less what the rest of the world thinks of her. And since she has the most kick-ass best friend on the planet, Noah Clark, even when family drama gets in the way, nothing can offset her happy-go-lucky demeanor.

Until television star Nate West comes along. All thick muscle and alpha-male testosterone. When Ellie meets him on an airplane the only thing Nate West should be good for is a brand new profile picture on Facebook. Right? Wrong. Turns out he’s good for so much more.

This man is going to flip everything Ellie thought she knew about herself upside down.

***NA Romance. This novel is the second book in the Kill Devil Hills series, however it can be read as a standalone. Recommended for 18+

Review 

Changing Tides is the second book in the series and is Ellie and Nate's story. 

Ellie always knew she a lesbian that was until meet and a one of encounter had her second guessing everything that she has every thought about herself and who she is. 

I love Sarah's books because they always seem to hook you in from the beginning. Sarah is able to write in a way that you really can feel the emotions of all the characters. Once I started in I was hooked and couldn't but it down. 

The story felt different to usual stories I read and I was intrigued as to how they story would play out. It's most definitely wasn't your typical movie star romance books and that's what I loved may the book. It was different and I think that's whats kept me interested and hooked. 

It was well written and had a great pace to the story. Overall a great story smart, witty and sexy story. I can't wait to read book 3 in the series. 

* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review 




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Noah is determined to escape his past and keep his life under control. Then he saves the life of his best friend’s little sister, Georgina Turner — who is battling her own demons. He can't get her out of his head, even if Georgina tears down the emotional walls he so carefully built.
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Sarah Darlington lives in Virginia with her husband and two-year-old son. She's a former flight attendant, navy brat, constant day-dreamer, wannabe photographer, and an avid scrapbooker. She loves to travel and is working on visiting all 50 states.

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Release Biltz- Reckless Abandon by Heather Leigh

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Title: Reckless Abandon (Condemned Angels MC #3)
Author: Heather Leigh
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: March 14, 2015
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**This is book 3 of the Condemned Angels MC Series***
When Nicole was faced with the recent turn of events, she learned of three siblings, which were all member of the Devils MC. She waged herself to her brother, Jax- the President of the Devils, in return for Jeremy and the Condemned Angels MC’s safety. Little did she realize that Jeremy claimed her has his Old Lady, and he was determined to get Nicole back. In their rescue mission, the rivals, Devils MC, takes Jeremy and Hunter hostage. However, Hunter comes to find his past surfacing. Eva, legally still his wife, was now Jax’s Old Lady. The deep secret that Eva holds is the one thing that separated Hunter and her years ago. Her secret past could get her killed if Jax ever found out. Will Hunter use her secret to kill two birds with one stone? Will Jeremy make it out of Idaho alive and with Nicole, or will he and his MC fall before the Devils. Fall in-love with Hunter and Eva’s story while Jeremy fights for what he loves most. Who will make it out alive?
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Nicole That redheaded bitch guided me by my cuff-bound wrists to a room down the hall with no window. She shoved me down onto the bed by my shoulder. “Fuckin’ watch it, bitch!” I yelled up at her, while I shrugged her hand away from its current location. “You better watch that smart ass mouth of yours, baby girl.” She firmly held onto my jaw, while her eyes scanned my face. “So, which one are you fucking?” “Excuse me?” “Which one are you fucking, Jeremy or the other one? Or both?” She grinned down at me. “What’s it to you?” My chin jutted upward. “Just curious to see if I can take one for a little joy ride, which one would you recommend?” “Fuck you!” I spit up at her, but she jumped back in time to avoid getting hit. Eva stepped back up to me, my head was pulled backwards and sharp pain ran over my scalp. Fuck, I’m going to be bald by the end of this shit, I swear to God. “You. Will. Respect. Me. You. Little.Cunt.” She yanked my hair back with each word. I was silent. Fuck you, bitch. Calling me a cunt? Ha, just you fucking wait. “There…that’s better.” Eva released her grip on my hair. “I’ll go and make sure the boys have a proper welcoming to the Devil’s clubhouse.” Her chocolate-colored eyes sparkled with amusement. Her red-painted nails pushed a piece of hair behind my ear; she leaned down and kissed my lips. The blood rushed to my ears, adrenaline pumped through my veins. I kept completely still, watching her every move. As Eva approached the doorway, she looked over her shoulder and called, “Maybe I’ll even let you watch.” She winked at me and left the room. I heard the sound of a deadbolt clicking into place. I released the breath that I held in. My lungs burned. I was ready to fucking kill that bitch. I threw myself backwards onto the bed, and let out a frustrated scream.
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Heather Leigh
Heather Leigh is the author of Burning Desire and Ride Hard, the first two books in the Condemned Angels MC Series.
In recent years, she has been a complete and utter book smut. Writing for personal pleasure is how it all started for her. Taking the road down self-publishing has opened her eyes to a new world. Ruined by dark romances, Heather is living her dream to share her stories with the world.
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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Review- Hero by Samantha Young


Hero 

The explosive, emotional and unforgettable new romance from the NYT bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series

Alexa Holland's father was her hero-until her shocking discovery. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who's as damaged by her father's mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa's efforts at redemption, but it's not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and all-consuming affair.

Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for, and when they're on the precipice of danger, he finds he'll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again . . .

My Review - 4.5 Stars 

I really love Samantha's On Dublin Street and I was really looking forward to reading Hero. It didn't disappoint and I really enjoyed it.

The story is about Alexa and Caine. The story begins with Alexa working as a photograph's assistant. At a photoshoot she meets Caine who she has a connection with through her fathers past. Her father had an affair with Caine's mother many years ago but when things went badly wrong Caine hate's all Hollands. Alexa is a Holland and wants to try and make amends however she ends up getting fired at the shoot and then ends up working as Caine's PA. Caine is determined to make her life hell at work and Alexia is determined to show that she is just Alexa not Alexa Holland. What occurs is a great story of a love/hate relationship.

I really enjoyed the love/ hate aspect of this story. Alexa and Caine have great chemistry and banter between them was great. The book is full of sexual tension as they both try to avoid the strong attraction between them. Once they do give in there is some serious hot sex in the office. I loved both Caine and Alexa. Alexia was such a strong female lead, not backing down and going for what she wants. I must give a shout out to Henry, Caine's best friend. I loved his banter and relationship with both Caine and Alexa.

As you would expect from Samantha Young the story is well written and has a great pace and flow. Once I started it, I didn't want to put it down. 

Overall a great read that I loved and would highly recommend to all fans of Samantha Young fans. 


ARC gratefully received from Little, Brown Book Group UK in exchange for an honest review


About the author:

Samantha Young is the author of the runaway bestselling On Dublin Street, which sold over 150,000 copies within five weeks and has now been sold in more than 25 countries. Published by Penguin UK until recently, her first book with Little Brown (Castle Hill) was one of the top 10 Hachette ebooks for 2014. This year she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance. She lives in Stirlingshire, Scotland and is available for publicity purposes, along with corresponding regularly with her 22,000 fans on FB and 15,000 Twitter followers.

You can visit her at www.samanthayoungbooks.com


Praise for Samantha Young:
‘This steamy romance is mysterious, all-consuming and pretty damn good’ Closer
‘Ridiculously incendiary chemistry.’
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‘A true gift for storytelling’ Daily Record
‘Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip the last page’ Under the Covers


 Hero by Samantha Young is published by Piatkus in paperback and eBook. You can find of all Samantha Young’s titles in the Kobo website here: https://store.kobobooks.com/List/the-hottest-new-voice-in-romance-samantha-young/J-xrHY0rhcp8fAjSHjnPlQ

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Release Day Blitz- Sex on the Beach series

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Today is the release day launch for the next books in the SEX ON THE BEACH series! This series includes the novellas FINDING YOU by Jenna Bennett, LOSING US by Jen McLaughlin, and CHASING ME by Jennifer Probst. All 3 titles were released today!
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CHASING ME by Jennifer Probst

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Quinn and James' Story Continues in Chasing Me... It was supposed to be a love story....

I knew she was out of my league but I didn’t care. Looking back, I wonder if I hadn’t pursued her, would things have turned out differently? Is it Fate that determines our choices in life? God? Free will? Or just plain old innate selfishness? I got her, of course. There hadn’t been a girl I wasn’t able to seduce. Problem was she seduced me right back, body, mind, and soul. She possessed me, tormented me, and showed me a world that was so bright and pure I was almost blinded. Didn’t she know after such a drug I could never settle for less? Didn’t she realize no matter how many times I screwed up, or broke her heart, or bent her to my will, I’d never be able to let her go? If I hadn’t known such intensity existed, would it have been better for both of us? True love, the real kind, isn’t nice and sweet and pure. No, it’s dirty, and sinful, and messy. It’s like ripping a chunk of flesh from your body and watching yourself bleed out in slow, helpless intervals until you thankfully pass out.

This isn’t a love story. But it’s the only story I got.

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LOSING US by Jen McLaughlin

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BOOK SUMMARY:

When it all comes crashing down...

Everything I thought I had with Austin Murphy—safety, stability, the normalcy I crave but my celebrity lifestyle rarely allows—was ripped away in one night. I wanted to surprise him, but the joke was on me. Now I don't know if I ever really knew him at all.

Someone has to pick up the pieces...

Mackenzie Forbes was everything I ever wanted and the one person I didn't deserve. When a past mistake costs me the girl I love, I'll do everything I can to get her back. We both have demanding careers and family secrets darkening our pasts, but I need Mackenzie in my future.

Sometimes everything you have to give just isn't enough...

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FINDING YOU by Jenna Bennett

 

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Sex on the Beach, the do-over. I had a simple plan for what to do in Key West the second time around.

Testify at the trial of the rapist I helped catch last year. Make sure he gets locked away for the rest of his natural life, so he can never, ever hurt another girl. Wait for my BFFs to get to town, so we can celebrate. And stay far away from Ty Connor, because three months after breaking up with him, I still don’t know whether being with him is worse than being without him.

Spring Break, take two. All of the above? Out the window. Turns out testifying is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Not only is the rapist I helped catch last year not locked away for the rest of his life, he’s on the loose and looking for me. Oh yeah, and it’s definitely harder being without Ty than being with him, especially when I have to watch him with someone else. Welcome to my world.

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Friday, 27 February 2015

Review- Thoughtful by S.C Stephens

Thoughtful (Thoughtless, #1.5)




 It's time for Kellan Kyle, the rockstar who captured our hearts in Thoughtless, to tell his side of the story. The only place Kellan has ever felt at home is on stage. Gripping his guitar in a darkened bar, he can forget his painful past. These days his life revolves around his music and his band mates, and that's the way he likes it. And then one woman changes everything . . . Kiera is the kind of girl Kellan has no business wanting - she's smart, sweet, and dating his best friend. Certain he could never be worthy of her love, he hides his growing attraction . . . until Kiera's own tormented heart hints that his feelings might not be one-sided. Now, no matter the consequences, Kellan is sure of one thing: he won't let Kiera go without a fight. ‘What happens when you find your soul mate at the worst possible time, in the least expected place? What if being with that person means doing the most wrong thing you've ever done?

[It] leaves you thinking about these questions, the characters and their choices for days if not weeks after reading.’ TAMMARA WEBBER, New York Times bestselling author on THOUGHTLESS

My Review 

I loved the Thoughtless series so I was so excited when I heard we were getting Kellan's side of the story. It did make me nervous  as something re-tell sometimes don't work but I was no disappointed with this one. 

Kellan is and will always be one pf my favorite book boyfriends so to hear his thoughts and feelings of the events that happened in Thoughtless. Its a quite emotional and painful story as times as Kellan shares his feelings for Kiera only for her to keep choosing Denny. I heart went out to Kellan many a times as I was reading. As with the first book I felt the angst again, I felt angry for Kiera's actions all over again. 

The reason it wasn't a 5 star read for me was I just felt it was a little long, I did at time find the dialogue a little long and found myself skimming little bits. 

It was a great through that fans of Kellan Kyle will love and it's not just an story re-told but it does also enhance the first story. I would recommend reading book 1 first to then get the full effect of this one. 

Overall a brilliant beasutiful, emotional story and I'm happy as its more from Kellan Kyle. 


ARC gratefully received from Little, Brown Book Group UK in exchange for an honest review


S.C. Stephens is a New York Times #1 bestselling author who spends her every free moment creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance. In addition to writing, she enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family. She lives in Washington State with her two children. Follow her on Twitter @SC_Stephens_