Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Unfiltered Series Review

Thirteen Friends.  Several Pitchers of Margaritas.  One Crazy Idea.
The UNFILTERED series started when Payge Galvin gathered her far-flung friends for a spa weekend.  Payge suggested that the group write “something together” as a literary hive mind, to encourage the group to stay in touch more often. After several rounds of poolside cocktails, the ladies had a plot and plans for twelve titles.

This high-concept, indie-published New Adult ebook series starts with one unforgettable night. “First there was sex, and then came death.” Twelve strangers walk away from a night-shift shooting at The Coffee Cave with more than $100,000 each in drug money, a pact never to speak again, and the chance to start over. Each story follows one of these characters as they embrace a "carpe diem" attitude after the events of that night. Some seek fame, others seek forgiveness, some just want to skip town; but every character, whether they’re looking for it or not, finds love.

In UNFILTERED & UNLAWFUL, Sasha "Sugar" Kovac has spent her days selling coffee to the co-eds at ASU Rio Verde and her nights trying not to run back to her ex . . . or join the throngs of girls lusting after her friend, Adam. But why should Sugar give in to the Harley-riding tattoo artist when his longest relationships haven't lasted more than a weekend? Sugar's life takes a turn for the dangerous when someone comes looking for the people connected to the Cave shooting and the cash they split. To protect herself and those she cares about, Sugar has to get out of town --and fast.  When Adam insists on coming with her, Sugar finds herself holed up in a tiny house with a hot man, a stash of cash, and a lot of secrets. Can Sugar protect both her life and her heart when temptation is so close? Or is the past she's fled going to catch up with her?

A second road is explored in UNFILTERED & UNKNOWN. Dillon Varga has always craved the spotlight. Now, with his newfound riches, he jumps at the chance to leave his troubled past behind and take a shot at his future. With his best friend Savannah Miller by his side, Dillon hits the neon lights of Las Vegas for a chance at a spot on the hit TV show American Voice.  As they both move up in the singing competition, feelings surface between them that make both singers wonder if there might be more to life than just fame and fortune. Together they'll have to dodge the perils of celebrity judges, sexy competitors, and the truth about the past to find the one thing they desire most -- each other.

The UNFILTERED series offers one hundred percent romance stories with heroes of every type, from tough and tattooed to the All-American athlete. Every last title has a “happily ever after,” with interweaving plots tying the stories together in one long arc to solve the mystery behind the killing. The heat level in each installment ranges from spicy sweet to extremely steamy, and the authors provide a handy one-to-four cup heat rating on the covers to help readers pick their pleasure.

The UNFILTERED series launched with UNFILTERED & UNLAWFUL (Jan. 14) and will continue with UNFILTERED & UNKNOWN (Feb. 14), although we’re not on any set review schedule.  Subsequent titles will be released each month through December 2014. 


Unfiltered & Unlawful is a short read full of events that leave you wanting to keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. This series is made up of 12 different stories each about the characters that were involved in a crime, none of them meant to see or commit; however each leave with 110,000 dollars and a pact to never speak of that night again. Interested yet?? You should be because it’s a pretty interesting series. None of the 12 thinks they will find love but each do along the way and these are their stories. The first story is about Sasha "Sugar" Kovac and her best friend/ex-boyfriend’s cousin Adam. Mr. tall, tattoo and handsome is secretly in love with Sasha and the feelings are mutual but neither of them are willing to admit it. The night, (which I will not tell you what happens you have to read) Sasha runs with the money and 2 kilos of cocaine to her ex to have him help her. He agrees but only after a night of cocaine induced sex. The plan is to sell off the remaining cocaine and use the money on top of the 110,000 to run away and start a new life together; one with no drugs. After a couple of days with no word, Adam comes to tell her that Tommy was killed, trying to get greedy with the drugs. With no one left to run too, Sasha tells Adam she’s leaving and might not come back. Adam, being the charming tattoo hottie, lets her know that under no circumstances is she leaving without him. A small cabin with one bedroom and no place really to go, what will happen with these two? Will they finally give into one another or will that night that must never be spoken about come back to haunt them before they have a chance? You have to read to find out what happens but it really is worth it. Nice way to start a series off and I can't wait to read the next one Unfiltered & Unknown. I wish this story would have told us a bit more but I have a feeling this won’t be the last time we see these two. Unfiltered & Unknown is out now. 


I am thinking this series is going to be a good one! I highly enjoyed the first book Unfiltered & Unlawful and this one was no different. This story was about Dillon who was one of the people there “that night that we shall not speak of” and his best friend/love of his life Savannah. With his share of the money, Dillon leaves to go to Las Vegas to be on the show America’s Voice but before he leaves he wants to see Savannah and leave his second guitar with her. Savannah has had a tragic love life; one you don’t really get into but from what you can tell it was tragic. She tries to deny the feelings she has for Dillon because she’d rather be a friend to him then another notch on his bed post so she keeps quite not saying anything but good luck when leaves. As Dillon is letting Savannah walk away “Come with me” pops out of his mouth and that is how these two end up traveling together to Vegas. Savannah is there for support of her friend until Dillon has the bright idea for her to audition for the show as well. As hesitant as Savannah is she knows she doesn’t have anything to lose auditioning and both of these two get the chance of their life. Will outside forces screw up their chance or will America’s sweethearts put out their own flames? You know the drill read it to find out what happens!  This series is made up of 12 different stories each about the characters that were involved in a crime, none of them meant to see or commit; however each leave with 110,000 dollars and a pact to never speak of that night again. Interested yet?? None of the 12 thinks they will find love but each do along the way and these are their stories.


Payge Galvin has always wanted to be a writer. She also loves spending time with her friends, so after a few cosmos at the pool with her besties, the idea for her new series UNFILTERED was born. Together the group wrote twelve books about twelve strangers who share a dark secret. . . and who all want to find love—because, really, who doesn't?

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