Friday, August 30, 2013

Unexpected Angel Review

Unexpected Angel
Author: Sloan Johnson

Tasha Skinner finally shed the baggage of a failed marriage. Now, she’s looking forward to a night of margaritas and man-bashing. Tasha’s friends have other plans, including Leather, Lace and liberation.

Dylan Caprese didn’t want to go to Marquee, but he and his friends were on a mission. They took it upon themselves to make sure things didn’t get out of hand when wannabe Doms mixed alcohol with playtime at the monthly Leather and Lace night.

From the moment he set eyes on Tasha, he knew there was something different about her. She wasn’t some bondage babe who thought she knew what it meant to be into BDSM. She was much, much worse; she was innocent and trusting. He can tell she is something precious.

I rated Unexpected Angel 4 leaves!!! Dylan Caprese.... come to me.. let me be your precious angel! Tasha Skinner married her high school sweetheart. After they were married, he became an aggressive manipulator and controlling during their ten years together. Tasha and her friends are celebrating her night of now singledom. They go to a BDSM club where she meets the most amazing man, Dylan Caprese. Let’s be honest, we all love reading about an alpha male. The only thing I love more is reading about the woman that isn’t afraid to stand up to the alpha male in a feisty manner. As Tasha starts to have some crazy encounters, Dylan is by her side and ready to take action and keep her safe.  I don't want to give away any more spoilers because the twists and turns truly make this story.  If you are looking for a story that's about a sexy alpha male, full of suspense, and that makes your insides do flips then this is the book for you!!
Sloan is a Midwestern mom who began writing nearly seven years ago as a way to make money while staying home with her daughter. Now, with two kids in tow and having written more articles on how to assemble various pieces of furniture than she can count, she is reaching to make her dreams come true.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Love Square Review

Love Square
Author: Jessica Ingro
Release date: July 19th, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica

A love triangle gone bad...

He was the one guy I couldn't get enough of. One look from him would make me melt. He was the one I always wanted to love me, but always seemed so far away. Now he stands before me and he's turning my world upside down.

At one time I would have done anything to be close to him. But will that anything include betraying the man I pledged myself to and that loves me faithfully?

Samantha Monroe had it all. Or at least everyone thought she did. A career on the rise, a gorgeous husband, great friends and a beautiful home. So why does she feel so alone and empty? When she reconnects with an old flame, lines are tested and compromises made in a quest for happiness.

Jacob Matthews always wondered what happened to Sam Monroe. When fate brings them together after all these years, he can't help but wonder if its meant to be. But when he meets his perfect woman, there is no doubt in his mind she's his soul mate.

Will the search for happiness cost them everything or will their love square show them what really matters?

I rated Love Square 4.5 leaves! Let me start off by saying this-I CANNOT wait for the companion novel! This is the type of book you will not be able to put down because there is never a pause. I can not think of one negative thing that is wrong with this book!! Maybe a few of Sam's choices, but heck, no one is perfect, and that is what the book is about in the first place.

Samantha and Aiden have been married for ten years.  They started to have a rough patch when they were trying to conceive and it wasn't working out for them.  They started to drift apart because they were so upset about the situation. Sam started to feel unloved and alone. She had feelings of her husband being just a roommate.  Sam is an author! I thought that was so cool! When she is off at one of her book signings, she runs into Jacob Matthews. Jacob was her first love and high school sweetheart.  She picks up the feelings she had for him way back then.  They start to text, flirt, and email each other.  Then the big event happens!! Do they continue this relationship in person? Does Sam cheat on her husband?

Just like everyone in this world, I do not condone cheating! It's the worst feeling in the world, and nothing good comes out of it. In Love Square, you don't really feel like it's bad!! Sam knows she should not want Jacob but she can not help herself.  While she knows it is best to stay away from him, she can not help the way she feels anymore than Jacob can. And the chemistry between Sam and Jacob is nothing short of electric. We figure out why it's called love square towards the end of to the book.  Great story, angst, and a slight taste of mystery!!! Sam, Aiden, & Jacob's story covers just about every emotion you can imagine.

 Jessica grew up in Central New York. She spends
her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting
company. She spends her free time reading books
and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing
is her secret passion that she’s been fostering
since elementary school, when she wrote her first
book about a puppy. Writing has always been one
of her secret dreams and she can't wait to share
her stories with the world.
She currently lives in New York with her husband
and three dogs.




Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Four Years Later Cover Reveal

Guilt. That is all I ever feel when I think about my mom. Now she's back in my life, always wanting something. Having her around makes it so easy for me to fall into those bad habits that get me into trouble. Skipping class, smoking weed, fooling around with girls that mean nothing to me...I'm messing up. The last thing I need is my sister on my case.

So I keep my mom's return a secret. But promising I'll get my grades back up on my own isn't enough. Fable makes me see a tutor. And Chelsea is the smartest girl I've ever met. She's definitely not my type but there's something about her that I'm drawn to. She's sweet, she's shy and she seems completely immune to my usual moves.

Chelsea has her own secrets and she's not talking. Like I have any room to judge. How can I get her to open up to me? And will I ever be able to convince her that what we have could be something real?
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

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Very Bad Things Buzz

Very Bad Things (#1 Briarcrest Academy)
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Release Date: September 10
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire.  She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school.  She’s perfect…

Leaving behind her million dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.  

Then she meets her soulmate.  But he doesn’t want her.

When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year old Leo Tate has one rule:  never fall in love.  His gym and his brother are all he cares about…until he meets Nora.  He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference.

As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are
Very Bad Things.

 Drop the paint and turn around slowly with your hands in the air.” The loud command was said with a deep voice. “I’ve got a gun, so move nice and slow.”
I bent over and placed the can on the pavement. I started to turn when— “I said put your hands in the air!” he yelled.
I yanked my hands up and eased around to face the owner of the voice.
He was about ten feet away from me, standing six feet and then some. He was missing a shirt but wearing a pair of black athletic shorts and flip-flops. Judging by his disheveled dirty blond hair and bloodthirsty eyes, I’d have to guess this might be the owner of the Escalade.
And I’d just woken him up.
He came closer to me, and my eyes were immediately drawn to his green-and-blue dragon tattoo. Like a giant snake, the scaled body of the dragon wrapped around his forearm and bicep with the neck coming down from his shoulder and the head resting on his broad chest. Red flames poured from its mouth, between laser sharp teeth.
This guy looked medieval.
So, I squinted and pictured him as a rugged Viking, wearing a horned helmet and gripping a spear instead of a gun. Maybe holding a shield instead of his flashlight and definitely wearing some of those laced-up leather boots. The word berserker (from round two of the famous spelling bee) came to mind, and I rolled the syllables around my tongue . . . ber-serk-er. Yep, that was him alright: one pissed off Norse warrior.
I grinned at my amazing analogy because, well, I’d had too much to drink.
“You think this is funny, son?” he snapped.
I shook my head, suddenly aware that some guy was pointing a gun at me.
And he thought I was a boy.

 Ilsa Madden-Mills wrote her first work at the age of twelve when she penned a little ditty about a handsome prince who had no sense. Since then, she’s always written, whether it was for work or fun. When she was young, she entered every short story and poetry contest around; when she was in college, she wrote for the university paper; when she taught English, she wrote a play along with a wonderful group of drama students.

Very Bad Things is her first full-length novel and part of a new series called Briarcrest Academy.
She graduated summa cum laude with a master’s in English from an esteemed university in the South where she now resides. She spends her days with two small kids, a neurotic cat, and her Viking husband. When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash.

She loves to hear from fans and fellow avid readers. Check her out on Facebook or her author website.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Mine Release Day Event

Scarlett Metal - Mine Release Day Event Banner


Alexandra opened her heart and let herself be vulnerable to Paul. The walls around Paul's heart were torn down by the feisty Alex. Both of them are happier than they've been in a long time. Paul's ex-wife comes to town and turns their life upside down with news that shakes Paul to the core, making him question everything he's ever done. Will Alex be reminded of why she’s never trusted anyone and leave? Can Paul show Alex that she's the only one for him before it's too late? Or will someone else from their past destroy them beyond repair? 

 Scarlett lives in the Midwest with her family. When she's not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found with her nose in a book, camping, or geocaching with her family. She loves Diet Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80's hair bands. 

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The Innocent Blitz + Giveaway

The Innocent (The Protégé #2)  
Author:  Kailin Gow
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica 18+
Publication Date:  August 25, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services

What started out as revenge has turned into passion.  Serena Singleton, the innocent music grad student must now deal with a past that is consuming her future. She deals with it in the only way she knows how by falling heads first into the web of power and deception.  Has she cast Sebastian Sorensen, her handsome and brilliant professor aside for the powerful and controlling billionaire Price Turnsby or has she found a way to keep them both?  Sebastian Sorensen wants Serena more than ever, and he's willing to fight for it, even against a powerful foe like Price. But no matter how much he fights, is Serena lost to Price's charms and sexy ways more than she appears?  Follow book two of the sexy Protégé Series where nothing is as it seems.   

 A Texan at heart, she currently lives in California and Nevada, but spent part of her young adult and new adult years in England. Kailin Gow is a full-time author, a mother of an active little girl, and the founder of the social site, the Saving You Saving Me Project. She has worked with other women such as singer Caitlin Crosby and actress Kristin Kreuk (Beauty and the Beast, Smallville on the CW and ABC Television)in helping women and girls develop self-esteem. Kailin Gow has over 100 fiction books published with a handful of non-fiction books and is busy working on her next novel. She'd love to hear from her readers and invite them to contact her at kailingowbooks (at)aol (dot)com or friend her on Facebook, where she is a Facebook junkie.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Unteachable Review

Author: Leah Raeder
Published: July 27th, 2013

I met him at a carnival, of all corny places. The summer I turned eighteen, in that chaos of neon lights and cheap thrills, I met a man so sweet, so beautiful, he seemed to come from another world. We had one night: intense, scary, real. Then I ran, like I always do. Because I didn’t want to be abandoned again.
But I couldn’t run far enough.
I knew him as Evan that night. When I walked into his classroom, he became Mr. Wilke.
My teacher.
I don’t know if what we’re doing is wrong. The law says one thing; my heart says screw the law. I can’t let him lose his job. And I can’t lose him.
In the movies, this would have a happy ending. I grow up. I love, I lose, I learn. And I move on. But this is life, and there’s no script. You make it up as you go along.
And you don’t pray for a happy ending. You pray for it to never end.

I rated Unteachable 4.5 leaves! The story is about an eighteen year old girl that has a relationship with a teacher that she meets under false pretenses at a carnival.  Evan and Maise have an intense relationship that breaks all rules and is forbidden by society. The moment they set sight on each other, everything in their world is turned around.  The book is told in Maise's point of view. With that being the case, we see that she is a mature girl for her age but like every teenage girl her emotions are a roller-coaster. Her feelings are ten times greater than the average person. Maise is tough. She hasn't been raised in the best childhood and she has reflected on that growing up. She is confident in who she is, not worried about fitting in to any particular crowd. Evan is wow... he is sexy and sweet all wrapped up in a pretty bow.  Who couldn't resist that forbidden fruit?! This book is about so much more than just a student falling for her teacher. It's about finding out who you are, and what your actions are in life and how you make yourself be a better you.

The author created a world where the lines between right and wrong are really thin.  The author gives you the ability of being objective and you never feel like she is trying to convince you that the situation is right or wrong. I loved this book and will read more from this author again! I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading the forbidden stories about real people and a story that will let you think about your idea of love.

I was born in the 80s, which means I have fantastic taste in music and atrocious taste in hair. I knew at eight years old that I wanted to be a published author when I grew up. Of course, when I was eight, “published author” was a glamorous daydream where I spent all day in bookstores, signing hardcovers and posing for photos with fans. In reality, authordom involves lots of bourbon-scented tears and neurotic self-doubt. At least there are fewer mullets.
As well as being a writer, I’m a voracious and omnivorous reader. Seriously. I read everything from contemporary Young Adult to dense, doorstop literary fiction. Some of my favorite writers are Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita), Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Tender is the Night), and Jeanette Winterson (Written on the Body). I’m a total poetry geek, too—my two absolute favorites are Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath.
All the pretty colors on this website were made by me. In my non-bookish life, I’m a graphic designer.
I’m from Chicago and have lived all over the world, from NYC to LA to Tehran, Iran. I currently live in the Windy City with my partner, Alexander, who’s very understanding about all this girlsmut business.