Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sinful Rewards 6 by Cynthia Sax Review + Giveaway



Sinful Rewards # 6
A Billionaires & Bikers Novella # 6
By: Cynthia Sax
Releasing December 16th, 2014
Avon Red Impulse
~*SYNOPSIS*~

Bee Carter has spent a lifetime creating her good-girl persona. Three harsh words uttered in anger shred this carefully crafted fa├žade, testing her relationships.

Nicolas, her handsome billionaire, is hiding a decades-old secret. Bee's scandal will draw unwanted attention to his dark past, placing the real estate empire he's built and the employees he manages in peril. Hawke, her tattooed bad-boy biker, protects the rich and famous. His high-profile clients won't want their bodyguard to be linked to Chicago's wild woman.

Both men desire her, craving her touch with a white-hot passion, but who will risk everything to stand by her side—her biker or her billionaire?

~*EXCERPT*~

The doorbell rings mere seconds later. “Aargh.” I stalk across the main room, unable to handle more deliveries. “Make it stop.” I swing the door open, aggravated.

“I’ll make it stop, sweetheart.” Hawke stands before me, clad in his ugly black T-shirt, his faded blue jeans, and big army boots, his tanned skin covered with a sheen of moisture as though he ran the entire way. He’s big and broad, a mountain of a man, and there’s no one I trust more with righting my world.

“Hawke.” I throw myself at him, my heart pounding.

He catches my smaller body, cups my ass, and lifts me upward, pressing me against his solid form, the barbed wire tattoo encircling his right bicep rippling.

“I’m here.” Hawke walks into the condo, carrying me easily, and I link my fingers behind his neck, never wanting to let him go. “Everything will be okay,” he assures me as he kicks the door shut behind him.

“I don’t know how anything will ever be okay again,” I mumble into his neck, inhaling his unique scent, a combination of engine grease, leather, and man. “I’ve put my best friend in danger.” I gaze up at his rugged countenance, the silver scar on his chin a reminder of his difficult life. “I—”

Hawke covers my lips with his, the force of his kiss driving my head back, evaporating my thoughts and tightening my nipples. I open to him, welcoming my badass biker into my mouth, our tongues dueling, dancing, drawing us together, meshing us into one being.

My fingers spread over his skull, his hair short and soft under my palms. Hawke’s chest flattens my breasts. His defined abs undulate against my fabric-covered pussy, the pressure exciting me. He strokes into me, the stubble on his chin blazing a trail across my skin, and I respond with no inhibitions, sucking on his tongue as I wish to suck on his cock, tasting him, savoring him.

There’s no fear of Hawke judging me, rejecting me. He embraces my wild nature, encourages my perversions. With him, I’m safe, accepted, worthy.

He falls backward, his ass smacks against the leather couch cushion, and I bounce on top of him, the contact driving my arousal upward. His massive hands slide up my back, the friction delightful. I arch, rubbing my taut nipples against him, frustrated by the layers of clothing between us.

He breaks our kiss and rests his forehead against mine, the tips of our noses touching, both of us breathing heavily. “Who are you thinking about, love?”

“What?” I blink at him, my brain fuzzy with passion.

Hawke smiles his lopsided smile, his white teeth flashing in his tanned face. “Exactly.” He nips my bottom lip. “When we kiss, you don’t think about anyone else.”
~*REVIEW BY JODIE RAE*~
I rated Sinful Rewards 6 by Cynthia Sax FIVE LEAVES!!!

I don't know what I am going to do when this series ends!!  I am glad to know I have 5 more books in this series.  I feel like this book was so much more than Bee herself.  I felt her emotions and my heart ached for her.  The gossip is out about Bee, and people believe she is an escort.  Bee feels like her life is going to be changing and not the way she wants it to.  She believes that if she gives up Nicolas it will be what is best for him.  She does not want him to be caught up in her misery.  Even though she should be with Nicolas I think deep down she is in love with Hawke. I mean, that's who I am in love with in this series!! There is just something about Hawke that makes you feel safe.  I don't think this is a spoiler and this is my opinion since it is not known to us who 'Friendly' is, but without a doubt is Hawke!! I mean it is just obvious and it makes me love Hawke so much because he truly cares and loves Bee. I am very eager to see what happens in the next book, with Nicolas. I was surprised by the end of the book how he wants to help Bee and wants to make it right for her! Maybe, I am going to be Team Nicolas now!! The struggle is real, y'all how does she just pick one?

~*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*~
Cynthia Sax lives in a world where demons aren’t all bad, angels aren’t all good, and magic happens every single day. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they love. They live passionately. They fight fiercely. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Lost" by Sarah Ann Walker Review + Giveaway

 Title: Lost
Author: Sarah Ann Walker
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2014
Cover Designer: James Freeburg
 
~*SYNOPSIS*~
My name is Sophie Morley, and this is my story of loss. 

I used to be mature, professional, and stable. I used to have friends and colleagues who respected me. I used to be someone I respected. I knew the life I wanted, and I lived within my forever plans. I was everything I thought I should be. 
Then I met the man of my dreams, and everything changed in me. Everything I was and everything I was to become changed with his love. And I've never regretted one single moment of the life we shared. 

My name is Sophie Morley, 
and I am lost.

~*EXCERPT*~
"I have to go. I'm sorry. I love you, Sophie," he said as he kissed my head and quickly walked away from me.
"What? Why?!" I croaked through the sudden tightness in my throat.
"The way I feel about you ties me in knots and makes me afraid of everything. I'm afraid you'll leave me, and I'm afraid you'll be taken away. I know you love me and I feel the same, but I have to go now. I know something bad is going to happen to you if you stay."
When he took his coat from the closet and walked to the front door, he paused for only a second. One second in which I had had the perfect words. I wished I could have said something to make him stay. I wished I could have said something. But I was stuck in a spinning, shaking, shocked world of total disbelief.
And I had no words.

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~*REVIEW BY JODIE RAE*~

I rated Lost by Sarah Ann Walker FIVE LEAVES!! 
 
This was my first book by Sarah Ann Walker. I can guarantee you I am now her biggest fan! Lost is one of the most intense and gut-wrenching stories I have ever read! Lost is extraordinary brilliant!! A captivating, mysterious, and intriguing love story with a twist.  This story was so additive, gripping, and incredibly well-written. I am going to try to keep this review very vague in an effort to keep the story exciting and mysterious for y'all.  It would be so easy for someone to ruin this story, but no one can put this story into words do it justice. There are hidden secrets that creep throughout this book, throughout Sophie's story and Peter's journey. This is a standalone read with a heart-warming ending with the way the story unfolds, you realize just how deep Sophie's love is (Disclaimer: have some tissues close by!!)

We meet Sophie. She is independent, smart, and beautiful. Growing up she was had goals and she knew that she was going to have her "forever" career and her "forever" love.  She had everything planned out for her just the way she wanted until Peter comes into her life. He will "forever" change her life.   Peter is the perfect man for Sophie and she knew from just a couple of times spending with him  he was going to be her "forever" love.  Peter made Sophie really love, live, and feel LOST. At first, I thought okay, Peter is just too good to be true. I kept bracing myself reading this book that I knew something would creep in about him that I wasn't going to like.  I felt like I was guarding my heart as was Sophie.  I cried so much in this book, I actually felt like I was Sophie. If you are lucky in life to experience full blown love, you will do anything and sacrifice to feel that kind of love. Love knows no boundaries, it makes you feel and hurts, do questionable things, love can be hard sometimes; but in the end those are the love stories that are most precious.  I felt every emotion Sophie was going through when she was with Peter and more.

Pick this book up and fall in love with characters.  I promise you won't regret this powerful story.

~*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*~
Sarah Ann Walker is a Scottish Canadian who was raised in Canada, where she attended McMaster University as an English major. In 2002 Sarah met and married her American husband and they chose to remain in Canada together where they raise their son.

In the summer of 2012, during a manic two week period Sarah was transformed into the main character of 'I am HER...' released November 2012. The sequel 'THIS is me...' followed in November 2013. In May 2014 Sarah released the dark 'My Dear Stranger', followed by LOST in November 2014.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Chasing The Tide" Release Day Launch


~*SYNOPSIS*~

 ***The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand- a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to over come a past that has come to define you.***

Bully and Victim

Friend and Lover

Past and Future
 
Ellie McCallum and Flynn Hendrick’s story was as painful as it was devastating.  But they were able to find within each other an unlikely yet beautiful love. Despite the obstacles that tried to keep them apart.

And together they rose out of the ashes of their tragic history.



Now years after their life changing reunion Ellie is back in Wellston, having just graduated from college and ready to start her future with the man who taught her how to love. However, returning to a town that held so much bitterness and anger was the last place she wanted to start over.

But for Flynn, who is now an art professor at the community college and firmly rooted in the place that gave them their beginning, she’d do just about anything.

Yet it’s difficult building a life when you’ve only just learned how to live.
 And love, no matter how strong, doesn’t always conquer all.

Ellie and Flynn must learn how far they are willing to go to stay together. Or whether the ghosts of the past will consume them both.

Because finding a happily ever after is harder than it seems. Particularly when you’re fighting against the one thing that could destroy you.
Yourself.
 



~*TEASER*~









 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep comes a story of forgiveness, redemption and finding love in the most unlikely of places.

*THIS IS A STANDALONE WITH NO CLIFFHANGER!*

Bully and victim.
Tormenter and tormented.
Villain and hero.

Ellie McCallum was a bully. No connection to anyone or anything. A sad and lonely existence for a young woman who had come to expect nothing more for herself. Her only happiness coming from making others miserable.

Particularly Freaky Flynn.

Flynn Hendrick lived a life completely disconnected even as he struggled to become something more than that boy with Asperger's. He was taunted and teased, bearing the brunt of systematic and calculated cruelty, ultimately culminating in a catastrophic turn of events that brought Ellie and Flynn’s worlds crashing down.

But then Flynn and Ellie grew up.

And moved on.

Until years later when their paths unexpectedly cross again and the bully and the freak are face to face once more.

When labels come to define you, finding yourself feels impossible. Particularly for two people disconnected from the world who inexplicably find a connection in each other.
And out of the wreckage of their tragic beginnings, an unlikely love story unfolds.
But a painful past doesn’t always want to let go. And old wounds are never truly healed…and sometimes the further you try to run from yourself the closer you come to who you really are.


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~*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*~

 
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.

A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.

When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.

A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.
 
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Monday, December 15, 2014

"The Charlotte Chronicles" by Jen Frederick Review + Giveaway



~*SYNOPSIS*~
Charlotte and Nathan were supposed to be forever. They grew up together. Their families were intertwined. Charlotte was Nathan's first love. Nathan was Charlotte's first everything.
Until they weren't.
How do you hold on to the person you know in your heart you are supposed to be with when everything and everyone in the universe is telling you it's over?
How many times does a heart break?
When is enough…..enough?
How long is forever?

~*EXCERPT*~
But when I close my eyes, I can see him—and me. I can see me pressed up against the mirror in the bathroom, my hands making starfish prints as I brace myself against his thrusts. I can hear his harsh breathing, his commands to come, come now, Charlotte. There was that passage of time that felt endless when he was between my legs, licking me softly and leisurely as if there wasn’t anything in this world that gave him more pleasure than helping me find my own. I touch myself, but it’s useless. My body wants one thing: Nathan Jackson.
I’m on fire and the ache of want is so acute it’s like a knife in my chest. I’ve had multiple surgeries, chemo treatments, radiation but that’s nothing compared to what I feel now.
Time and distance had dulled my pain and that my desire and love for Nathan had actually started to ease only to be stoked into high, hot flames by his reappearance in my life.
He is the poison and the antidote.



~*REVIEW BY ASHTON*~

I rate The Charlotte Chronicles by Jen Frederick FIVE GIVE-ME-A-NAVY-MAN Leaves!

Before I tell you how amazing this book is, I need to tell you that this is my first book to read by Jen Frederick. Right before I started reading The Charlotte Chronicles, I did as I always do and looked it up on Goodreads. That is when I realized that I was missing a huge piece to this fantastic puzzle. I had not read ANY of the books in the Woodlands series, and, now because of this novel, I am desperate to go back in time and read the stories of their parents' love.

In order to keep you from making the same mistake I did, make sure you click HERE and get started in the right direction. In the event you don't click that link and you make the same mistake as me, have no fear. You will be able to read and enjoy The Charlotte Chronicles just as I did.

So, what's this all about? Well, The Charlotte Chronicles is split into two parts. The first has a coming-of-age feel to it with young, teenage love and heartbreak, while the second part takes place nine years later. In the first part you are re-introduced to couples from the Woodlands series, only this story takes place several years later and from the view point of their children, Charlotte and Nathan. 

SPOILERS AHEAD! SKIP THE NEXT PARAGRAPH!

Teenagers, Charlotte, Nathan, and Nick (Nathan's brother), have been best friends their entire lives; but when Charlotte turned 15-years-old, Nathan began to notice her as more than a friend. He always only saw himself as her protector, but it was then that he realized she was made to be his. With Nathan being a few years older than Charlotte, he had planned on their relationship advancing years later; but when Charlotte begins treatment for a brain tumor, he decides he has to make her his immediately. Shortly after they expose their feelings for one another, Charlotte is sent to a treatment facility in Switzerland. The distance causes tension, and Nathan struggles with telling Charlotte that he has enlisted in the Navy. He knows if he tells her, she won't want him to leave, and he won't be able to leave her. At a house party, Nathan drinks too much and is set up in an incident that is filmed and sent to Charlotte. Even though Charlotte knows the truth behind the video, Nathan is too broken after and pushes her away. He leaves for the Navy without a word, and she writes him for the next six years, because he promised her forever. He only replies a few times and with brief responses, then stops completely and breaks Charlotte's heart. Her letters transition the reader from the past to the present (part two), which is three years after Charlotte's last letter to Nathan. Nathan is inspired by a captive he helps save in a mission and decides its time to fight and earn back Charlotte's love. Only Charlotte isn't the same girl who held on all those years ago. She's healthy and happy with her family, friends, and career. Of course, she did say she would always love him, but his reappearance has old wounds exposed again.

I loved this book for so many reasons. Too many to list here, but here are a few... I loved how the story was broken into two parts, and how the author used the letters to transition into part two. I loved reading not only the sweet and steamy scenes between Charlotte and Nathan, but the friendship they had and what they shared with Nick. I'm sure if I had read the Woodlands series prior to reading The Charlotte Chronicles, I would have loved seeing those characters reappear years later. We are used to seeing characters cameo in other novels or series', but rarely do we see them 15+ years later. Another reason I enjoyed this book so much was because it felt more real than so many of the books I read and review. Usually when characters reunite after a bad break, there is a lot of anger, a few angsty chapters, and the characters fall in love again. OR the guy comes back, and the girl just forgives him after a few pages. Not in this one! The two find themselves alone for the first time in almost a decade, and a super sexy and erotic scene breaks out. Most would be angry at Charlotte for giving in to temptation, but do I blame her? Hell no. Hottie Navy SEAL returns to capture my heart and wants to make up for the last nine years? Okay, but all is not forgiven and forgotten. That is exactly how Charlotte plays it, and it's exactly what I would have done. Give him a taste and then make him work for it!

The Charlotte Chronicles is a must-read... like... RIGHT NOW MUST-READ, because it's on sale for 99 pennies until December 18th! Get your one-click finger warmed up, because I know you will want to go back and read them all. I know I do! 


~*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*~

Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog.  She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at jensfrederick@gmail.com.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Alarm by Shay Savage Review



~*SYNOPSIS*~ 
Chloe’s life is safe and comfortable. Meeting a tall, dark stranger covered in tattoos is not in her plans. Bad boys just aren’t her type, even if they gorgeous and built like a brick wall. The alarms in her head warn that Aiden Hunter is definitely on the list of men her mother told her to avoid, but she doesn’t listen.   
Still, she finds herself drawn to Aiden and the excitement she is missing in her own life. He fills her days with thrills and danger, and her nights with passion she’s never experienced before. Even though she knows he’s hiding something from her, Chloe pushes away her concerns and dives into this new way of living.  
Near the beach in Miami, Aiden teaches her to live life to the fullest as Chloe battles the internal warning bells that tell her to be wary. By the time she realizes her fears may be justified, it’s too late. 

Aiden’s past is catching up to him, but is he the hunter or the hunted?


~*REVIEW BY JODIE RAE*~ 
I rated Alarm by Shay Savage FIVE LEAVES!!!

This is Shay Savage's first book from the female's point of view and of course I loved it!!  The story is about Chloe Ellison, who is living in her perfect, safe comfortable bubble.  She never goes out of her comfort zone and just gets by living to the normal standards. One night out with her friends Chloe stumbles right into Aiden Hunter.  Aiden is the perfect gentlemen and takes her to his place to take care of her drunk self.  When Chloe awakes to a sexy half-naked tattooed guy she realizes her life is soon to be turned upside down.  Aiden Hunter is the complete opposite of Chloe. He is all about living in the 'now' and enjoying life as much as you can.  Aiden invites Chloe to spend the week with him in Florida.  Chloe knows there are tons of 'alarms' going off about Aiden.  She doesn't know what his occupation is (yes, he is in sales, but what really?) and she knows nothing about him. He has secrets. On a whim, Chloe decides to take vacation and spend the week Aiden. As the week goes on Aiden teaches Chloe how to be spontaneous and to enjoy life. 

I really liked Aiden and my heart beat faster when he said something sexy, which was almost every time he opened his mouth. I was so intrigued to find out about Aiden's story. Aiden has a troubled past and something he can never forget. He has it blocked in his mind so he can live his life to the fullest.  It is not always the easiest thing to forget your past when you fighting to find the answers and how to heal from it.  That is why Chloe and Aiden were perfect for each other.  Chloe is able to help Aiden more than he could ever imagine. 

Alarm was such a phenomenal love story about two people who are perfect for each other but they have to learn to love life. I loved how the story ended. I only wished we could get even more of Chloe and Aiden. The end tied up the book with a pretty bow and it was lovely.   I couldn't get enough of these characters, especially Aiden! This is without a doubt a must read book. Stop what you are doing and read this book, you will not be disappointed. I mean who doesn't love a guy with tattoos?

~*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*~
Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, two children, and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker, and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms - especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal and Bayern Munich - and anxiously awaits the 2014 World Cup. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Something Like Love" Cover Reveal + Giveaway

~*SYNOPSIS*~
 
The secret’s out...
Fate has never been kind to Mia Lee, but her misfortune has driven her to seek redemption from a past filled with regret. 
Mia’s future depends on uncovering her past, but sadly, the answers lay with her mother, a mother who abandoned Mia when she was only a child.
Now that Mia has finally found her kin, she’s determined to get the answers she so desperately seeks.
But those answers come with a price…
Mia’s blossoming relationship with Quinn Berkeley is the sole reason she carries on.  But Quinn has a secret of his own. Will his secret destroy the one stable foundation in Mia’s life? And more importantly, what will Quinn’s secret do to him once he confesses the sins of his past?
Life for Mia and Quinn is about to explode in a way she never thought possible…
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23312133-something-like-love?from_search=true
 
~*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*~
 
Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.
When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. 
She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.
She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

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