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5 Star Book Review: HOPE RESTRAINED (The Estate #2) by M.S. Willis (@mswillisbooks)

February 20, 2014 Adult, Book Review, Dark Romance 0

*Warning*: The Estate series by M.S. Willis is extremely dark. If you don’t like dark books, then these are not for you…

 

About the Book

 

Hope Restrained (The Estate #2) by M.S. Willis

She was meant to be his assassin
A forced player in a rivalry within The Estate
Yet her loyalty was to no person but herself
When Hope is taken captive by Xander Black
She becomes the one thing that can ensure Aaron’s reign

Raised within a rival crime network, Hope Delacroix wanted nothing to do with The Estate. A fierce warrior, Hope is given no choice but to kill Aaron Carmichael. Caught in her attempt, Hope is captured by Aaron’s top guard in an effort to discover who sent her.

Ever loyal and protective, Xander Black’s sole objective is to defend Aaron and Maddy. Willing to do whatever is necessary, Xander gives in to darkness in order to force information out of Hope.

As Xander enslaves Hope to break her down completely, he learns that in the two years since Joseph Carmichael’s death, dissension still exists within The Estate.

“I find it ironic that your name is Hope…especially considering that you have none.” ~ Xander Black

 

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My Review

 

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My Rating: 5 *very dark* stars!

“She was decadence hidden within a recalcitrant package, a force to be conquered and a predator to be tamed.”

I will warn readers again: The Estate Series is incredibly dark. There is rape, torture and unspeakable violence. I love dark books, and it takes a lot to make me squirm, but these books do. With that being said, I loved this book. My favorite of the series so far, it is a wonderful package of violence, crime, horror and sex, tied with a bow of wonderfully fucked up romance.

Hope is one of my favorite types of female characters: an assassin; an assassin who will stop at nothing to complete her mission. She’s as bad-ass as they come, as deadly as Aaron and Xander. AND, she’s a masochist, turned on by her own pain. Beautiful, deadly, damaged, and the perfect match for the sexy Xander. Surprisingly, she’s darker than even him, and it is he that must be her light. At first they battle as enemies, but their relationship morphs and they heat up the pages with both action and sex. “She was a woman designed to ache for the sadist hidden inside him.”

The story is action packed, fast-paced, sexy, and depraved. At once horrifying and beautiful, the story keeps the reader glued to the pages, even when you really want to look away. We get to see plenty of Aaron and Maddy from Madeleine, Abducted, and I loved to see more of them and their relationship as they work tirelessly to continue to dismantle the evil of The Estate. Though this book could be read without the other books in the series, I highly recommend the rest of the books. They’re awesome and your experience with the story and characters will be much deeper. I can’t wait for more from this series!

“He connected with her, like a puzzle piece finally finding its match. A man who enjoyed to grant small bits of pain and a woman who needed it to feel like she was alive.” 

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

About the Author

 

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M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013.  Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing.  Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician.  When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a ‘closet’ video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.

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Book Review: LUKE (Forbidden Lust #1) by Diana Bocco

January 25, 2014 Adult, Book Review, Erotic Romance, Novella/Short Story 0

Luke is a sexy new forbidden romance from Diana Bocco! I hope you enjoy the review 🙂

 

About the Book

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Title: Luke (Forbidden Lust #1)

Author: Diana Bocco

Publication Date: January 5, 2014

 

Of all the men in the world, Cailin Walker fell in love with the one she cannot have. The one her sister married.

Billionaire Luke Blackwell made the biggest mistake of his life when he married the wrong Walker sister, but that’s one mistake he intends to rectify.

Cailin’s stayed away for the past three years to fight what she feels.

But all it takes is one drunken mistake for passion to ignite.

Now that they’ve tasted the forbidden, there’s no turning back. They’ll either have to fight the passion threatening to consume them or take a chance and risk losing everything.

Losing it all might just be worthy.

The FORBIDDEN LUST novellas are erotic romances intended for mature audiences. Each book is a complete story; no cliffhangers and a guaranteed happy ending.

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My Review

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

“And now he wanted more. More of her body, but more of her too. Her mind, her soul. He wanted to see how far he could push, how far she would go.”

Ok, admit it. You have at some time in your life looked at a man (or woman, or both!) that belonged to another. Maybe it was someone close to you, maybe not. Maybe you had a real chemistry or maybe you were attracted just because it’s forbidden. Either way, that attraction is hot!

Now, imagine it’s your sister’s super hot husband and she doesn’t want him anymore, never deserved him to begin with. When you kiss him, something clicks and you both know it and the sex promised by this kiss promises to be mind-blowing. What would you do? (Ummm yeah, I’d give in!)

Diana Bocco tells this story WAY better than I do. The chemistry between Luke and Cailin is electric and the sex is oh-my-god amazing. In just the span of a novella, we get a complete story: the delicious build of tension, the sizzling sex, the drama of a forbidden relationship, and the emotion that comes when a relationship is more than just the sex. This is a perfect one-sitting read with a satisfying conclusion. I look forward to more hot, forbidden romances from this series.

” ‘You can do whatever you want with me, Luke.’ His eyes narrowed. ‘Anything? Because I like ex to be dirty, rough, and dark, If you’re looking for soft, I can’t give you that.’ “

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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5 Star Book Review: CHANCE OF RAIN by Amber Lin (@authoramberlin)

January 24, 2014 Adult, Book Review, Contemporary Romance, Favorite Books 0

You all know that I’m a fan of Amber Lin’s Lost Girls and now I’m a fan of her lighter side as well! Enjoy my review <3

 

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Title: Chance of Rain

Author: Amber Lin

Publication Date: November 4, 2013

Publisher: Carina Press

 

The only things Natalie Bouchard wants to change are the weekly specials in her Gram’s diner. So when her high school sweetheart strolls back into Dearling, Texas, she allows herself to indulge in a little flirtation, but that’s as far as it goes.

Navy SEAL Sawyer Nolan has returned to sell his father’s land and get the hell out, no matter how enticing he still finds Natalie. Until a storm rolls over the Texas hills, stranding them together at the farm…and the memories of their steamy past lead to a reunion filled with hot days and long nights.

Soon Natalie’s so far under Sawyer’s skin he can’t imagine being without her. But he has a lot of history in Dearling he’d like to leave behind, and Natalie is practically married to this town. If Sawyer wants to be more than just another person who leaves Natalie, he’ll have to give his hometown—and himself—one more chance.

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My Rating: 5 Stars

” ‘You make me a lot of things Miss Natalie Bouchard, but crazy isn’t one of them. I got there without your help.’ “

So here’s the thing: I like my romances all dark and twisty and kinky edgy. BUT, apparently I also love second chance romances that are lighter, heartwarming, charming, sexy, (and maybe just a teeny bit kinky), as long as they are written just like this book. That’s not to say that Chance of Rain is all sugary sweetness and light. It’s not over sweet: there’s real life drama and palpable emotion emotion, sizzling chemistry, and HOT and slightly edgy sex. The author strikes the exact perfect balance between romance and sex and hope, only tinged with a bit of relatable darkness.

The small town setting is perfect for the lovable characters that inhabit Natlie’s world and were once a part of Sawyer’s, though he left directly after high-school to become a Navy SEAL. He left behind an innocent and heart-broken young girl that grew up to be a beautiful women that had reserved a place in her heart for him. Sawyer, a surly, sexy alpha male, can’t help his attraction to the loyal and independent Natalie. The tension and chemistry as they reconnect is fantastic and the sparks fly as they move from flirtation to steamy sex.

Their story is beautifully written, I was completely taken by the emotion and the characters of this wonderful, hopeful book. I swooned at the romance, and laughed and cried as the pages flew by, all the way to the happily-ever-after. As far as I’m concerned, this perfect combination of sex and sweet and drama and emotion is exactly how romance is done.

“Yes. I can’t admit it yet, but I want every kinky, dirty, passionate thing in the night, a counterpoint to the whole, heartwarming days.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

About the Author

Amber Lin writes edgy romance with damaged hearts, redemptive love, and a steamy ever after. RT Book Reviews called her debut novel, Giving It Up, “truly extraordinary.” Amber married her high school sweetheart, gave birth to a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good.

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Book Review and #Giveaway: WUNDER VOL. 1 by A.R. Von (@ARVonDreamz)

January 8, 2014 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Erotic Romance, Favorite Books, Paranormal Romance, Past Giveaways 11

I <3 zombies, especially sexy stories about almost sort-of zombies… Intrigued? Welcome to my stop on the Wunder Vol. 1 by A.R. Von book tour! Volume #1 is the compilation of the first two novellas in the Wunder series, as well as the prequel. AND, I’m giving away a signed copy of the book, a Wunder swag pack (both US Only), and a kindle copy (Int’l)!

 

About the Book

 

SPECIAL EXTENDED EDITION *Includes Bonus Material*

Wunder isn’t your average girl in fact—she isn’t even an average human. In a world ravaged by Zombies, she was born amidst the chaos. She may have a normal life now…well as normal as a freak of nature could have. Part zombie while her job is to hunt bloodthirsty creatures to protect the innocent. It’s the dreams that haunt her and they aren’t nightmares. Wunder dreams of a man, a man made just for her. Is he real, can he be the one she‘s yearned for?
Wunder’s life has been far from perfect so far, secretly being part Zombie in a world devastated by the plague of the walking dead. Still, she knew there was something special awaiting her, someone out there who could change everything and she did find him. Pete is everything she dreamed of and more as she discovers passion and fulfillment for the first time in her life.
Pete has his own secrets to tell. His world is a lonely one as he wrestles with the reality of being part zombie. His hatred for the creatures that killed his parents drives him to patrol the streets and wipe them all out. His life would be stark, but for the dreams he’s been having; of a woman, so sensuous, so sexy. These alluring visions have become erotic and consuming. He feels as if he made her up to keep from going crazy. Is this life of hunting the walking dead, all there is? Or is she out there waiting—just for him?
Now—with the reunion; Wunder’s life turns into a journey of discoveries. Secrets from the past come full circle and her world is changed forever. In the coming chaos, can she keep her new found happiness and the man of her dreams?

(18+ only this edition contains the Wunder Prequel though book 2)

 

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My Review

 

My Rating: 5 Stars

Wunder Vol. 1 is one of my favorite post-apocalyptic reads! It has so many elements that I love: a kick-ass heroine, a sexy leading man, hot sex, sweet romance, tons of action, and of course, ZOMBIES!

I read and completely enjoyed each book in the Wunder series, and I love that it’s now a compilation. The bonus material was great and added to the flow of the story, making it smooth and cohesive.

Wunder and Pete are couple that have a lot to live for, each other, friends, and loved ones, but just surviving in their world is a fight. Zombie hordes and past secrets threaten their love and very existence, but this is a couple to root for. What’s worth fighting for, hoping for, but love and the possibility of a future?

Dream sequences flow with hot sex scenes and heart-pounding, action-packed fights. Emotion and humor also find their way in to this zombie novel that has both heat and heart; a great twist on the post-apocalyptic romance.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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About the Author

 

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A.R. was born and raised in Bronx, NY and is the oldest daughter of two girls. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, which was only briefly used. She’s a mother of two entertaining teen boys (as well as a lovely fawn Chihuahua, whom she considers her furry daughter.) She’s also a wife to a delightfully handsome and amazingly funny man-beast. She loves anything dragon and fantasy related. In her free time she enjoys exercising, writing, listening to music, hiking, cooking, dancing and reading. She also loves a great adventure in and out of a book!
She writes to free her mind of its constant wondering and clutter. She thrives on the fact she can share some of it with readers that have the same passion for a great story.

She also loves to hear from her reader’s and chat away, so feel free to reach out to her any time.
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Book Review: THE BIG BOOK OF ORGASMS: 69 SEXY STORIES edited by Rachel Kramer Bussell

January 7, 2014 Adult, Book Review, Erotica 0

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Title: The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories

Edited by: Rachel Kramer Bussell (multiple author anthology)

Publisher: Cleis Press

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

 

About the Book

What happens when you bring together 69 authors sharing their hottest orgasm stories? If you have a top notch erotica editor like Rachel Kramer Bussel, you get The Big Book of Orgasms!This climactic collection captures top erotica writers serving up steamy scenarios all focused on The Big O. Whether getting off from exhibitionism, voyeurism, or a very special pair of blue jeans, the characters in The Big Book of Orgasmsexplore all sorts of ways they can come, with lovers who range from sweet to sweetly sadistic. Go “Under The Table” with Elizabeth Coldwell and cheer for “The Pink Team” by Kelly Rand. Discover the thrill of hot wax and even hotter sex; the 69 short stories collected here bring the heat on every page! From Orgasmic editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, with a foreword by Ecstasy is Necessary author Barbara Carrellas, these are climaxes you’ll want to relive again and again.

Dr. Ruth once said about Rachel Kramer Bussel, “she is only satisfied if you come and come again.” Let The Big Book of Orgasms count the ways, all 69 of them focussed on all the wonderful ways women get off. This arousing read is inspirational as well as aspirational, a celebration of women’s sexuality that reaches new heights of excellence. Each of the 69 nine stories about “the big O” is a peak experience in and of itself.

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My Rating: 5 Stars

Orgasms for everyone! Quickies galore! This naughty anthology is full of “one-handed reading”: sexy stories that cover a broad range of fantasies, fetishes, kinks, and experiences, each story suitable for a single sitting.

The Big Book of Orgasms is a must own collection for any erotica fan. The stories are well written and vary in taste and tone. There’s heat, humor, and mind-blowing, creative sex. For me, this book has found its place in the “bedtime story” pile, and I know I’ll enjoy reading randomly picking a story and reading out loud to my partner.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 


5 Star Book Review and #Giveaway: GIRL OF LIES (Rachel’s Peril #1) by Charles Sheehan-Miles (@CSheehanMiles)

December 26, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Favorite Books, Mystery/Suspense, Past Giveaways 0

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I’m so excited to share my review of Girl of Lies, the newest chapter in the Thompson Sisters and first book in the Rachel’s Peril series! I LOVE the Thompson Sisters and couldn’t wait for more of their story! Also, enter to win a signed copy of Remember to Breathe, an earlier Thompson Sisters book 🙂

 

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Andrea Thompson is smart, assertive and beautiful. She’s also desperately lonely. Raised in Europe by her grandmother, she struggles knowing neither of her parents wanted her, and she has no idea why.

When Andrea receives an urgent call from her older sister Carrie, she agrees to fly to the United States to help. Carrie’s newborn daughter Rachel needs a bone marrow transplant.

What Andrea doesn’t know is that her return to the United States will launch a chain of events that will uncover secrets hidden for decades. Secrets which will rock the Thompson family and ignite a political firestorm.

Secrets that some will kill to protect.

 

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My Rating: 5 Stars

“Adelina Thompson and her daughters were likely in a great deal of danger.”

I’m still trying to catch my breath! I was so excited to read more of the lives of the Thompson Sisters. Julia’s story has always been my favorite but the others touched me deeply as well. BUT, I had no idea of the larger picture. There’s an entire story behind the girls: a web of lies, violence, conspiracy, and deceit at the highest levels of international government and intelligence. Through no fault of their own, the Thompson women and those they hold dearest are in very grave danger.

Sheehan-Miles writes mystery and suspense beyond anything I could have hoped for. (I know, where’s the romance?) Even without the stories of the sisters’ romances, there’s such intense and palpable emotion woven through every thread of the story. These women have endured such heartbreaking losses, difficult lives, complete family dysfunction, and yet remain as strong as they can. It’s clear they will need every ounce of that strength for what is to come.

I loved this book. The action is intense and heart-pounding, their are mysteries and surprises around each corner, it is expertly written, and there are the sisters: characters that I adore and feel close to. My heart has loved with them, hoped with them, broken with them, and felt loss with them. I’m so excited to share in the next chapter of their exciting journey. I’m already completely invested in this next chapter of their lives, and it seems this newest story, grander in scale than I could have imagined, is only just beginning.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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About the Author

 

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Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America’s Future.

Find out more at http://www.sheehanmiles.com

You’re also invited to join the Remember to Breathe Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/remembertobreathe/

 

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5 Star Book Review and #Giveaways: OUT OF TURN (Kathleen Turner #4) by Tiffany Snow (@TiffanyASnow)

December 17, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Favorite Books, New Release, Past Giveaways, Romantic Suspense 2

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Hey guys! I’m super excited to share my review of the newest book in the Kathleen Turner Series, OUT OF TURN by Tiffany Snow! I <3 this series so much. Oh, and there’s a giveaway for a $100 Gift Card!! Also, comment on this post for the chance to win an ecopy (kindle) of the book from this blog…

 

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Breaking up is hard to do, as Kathleen Turner discovers. After a falling-out with her ex, high-powered attorney Blane Kirk, she’s moving on the best she can. Unfortunately, someone from her past is set on revenge and nothing short of killing Kathleen will stop them.

Keeping his brother’s ex-girlfriend alive isn’t something new to assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon, but this time can he protect her from himself? She’s a woman he can’t convince himself to walk away from, no matter what it costs him.

Regret is a constant companion for Blane as he realizes the truth behind the lies he’s been told. Can love heal the past, or can some mistakes not be undone?

Murder reunites Blane, Kade, and Kathleen as the police put Blane in their crosshairs. Blane may lose everything unless he and Kade can find the real murderer before it’s too late. But if they can’t set aside their love for the same woman and work together, it will tear them apart.

In Out of Turn, Kathleen is caught between two warring brothers, and the consequences may be fatal.

 

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My Rating: 5 Stars

“I’d withstood my father’s death, my mother’s illness and subsequent death, the break-up with my fiancé, being kidnapped- twice- and nearly dying too many times. Surely I could handle this.”

TEAM KADE!! Okay, that had nothing to do with my review, I just had to get it off my chest. Kade and Blane are both bad boys in their own right, but Kade is the baddest of the bad, unapologetically dark, deadly, and HOT! I understand that Blane has his appeal, but for me it’s no competition.

The fourth book in the Kathleen Turner series is packed full of the action, suspense, burning sexual chemistry, and palpable emotion that I’ve come to expect from these books. The story continues seamlessly from book three, and I was immediately drawn back in to the lives and Kathleen, Blane, and Kade.

Kathleen is just as I expected her to be: tough, beautiful, no-nonsense, but with enough vulnerability and relatable emotion; I love her more and more each time I read her stories. She just feels real, like I could be her friend and hang-out, drink a few glasses of wine, and hopefully not get kidnapped or involved in a high-profile murder investigation. (Though I might risk a kidnapping if I thought Kade might be involved in the rescue.) Her relationship with brothers Kade and Blane has become incredibly complicated; navigating these highly emotional waters without someone getting hurt is pretty much impossible, and drama is high.

This book has everything I love: steamy sex, dramatic emotion, mystery, intrigue, humor,  and tons of action. All of the elements are perfectly timed and I read the book cover to cover, gripping my kindle, breathless from either sex or action/suspense, sometimes crying, and even laughing. I can’t wait for more from these characters and this series!!!

“How did I deal with the fact that I loved two men? Two brothers? It was a disaster that left me reeling, my heart breaking inside. Two men who were far better to me than I deserved, and I loved them both.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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NO TURING BACK

Kathleen Turner, #1

 

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Being a bartender by night and law firm runner by day helps make ends meet for Kathleen Turner. Mostly. Being 23 and single in Indianapolis wasn’t exactly a thrilling adventure, but then again, that’s not what Kathleen wanted. At least, not until she met Blane Kirk.

Navy SEAL turned high-profile attorney, Blane is everything a woman could want. The only problem? He’s her boss.  Blane is known for playing the field and the last thing Kathleen needs or wants is to get involved with him. But when her friend is murdered and it seems Kathleen will be next, she may not have a choice.

Now Blane is the only thing standing between her and people who want her dead, including assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon. Beautiful but deadly, he’ll kill anyone who gets in his way, even the woman who makes him question everything he’s become.

The deeper she sinks into the web of lies and murder, the more Kathleen realizes she can trust no one if she’s going to survive. No one is innocent. Not even Blane.

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TURN ON A DIME – Blane’s Turn 

Kathleen Turner #1.5

 

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Blane Kirk is a Navy SEAL turned high-powered attorney with old money and an even older pedigree. Yes, he plays the field, changing women as often as he changes his ties, but they’re not complaining. He has only two rules – 1) Don’t date employees and 2) Don’t get emotionally involved. Those rules have served him well. He sees no reason to change his ways, until his Runner, an employee in his law firm named Kathleen Turner, does an unexpected face plant in his lap.

Kathleen’s too young, too innocent, and suddenly much too vulnerable when her friend is murdered and Blane knows she could be next. Keeping her alive means keeping her close, but can Blane keep her safe…from him? Kathleen’s like no woman he’s ever met, and protecting her could be the one thing he never expected that would make his life turn on a dime.

TURN ON A DIME – BLANE’S TURN is a companion novel to NO TURNING BACK, Book One in The Kathleen Turner Series.

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TURN TO ME

Kathleen Turner, #2

 

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What Kathleen Turner doesn’t know just may kill her.

Her boyfriend, Navy SEAL turned high-powered attorney Blane Kirk, is keeping secrets from her – the deadly kind – and it may end their relationship before it’s even begun.

Someone in the shadows is stalking and terrorizing Kathleen, and Blane must lose a trial with far-reaching ramifications if he wants to keep her alive. Blane turns to assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon to keep Kathleen safe, a strategy that may backfire in more ways than one. Though Kade swears he hates her, he’s helpless to guard against things he’s never felt before and when they’re together, Kathleen sees something forbidden in his eyes.

Kathleen must find the truth behind the lies before her time, and luck, runs out, or she may pay the ultimate price for falling in love with Blane Kirk.

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TURNING POINT

Kathleen Turner, #3

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After her promotion from law firm Runner to Investigator, Kathleen Turner is learning the ropes of her new job from none other than assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon, a situation her boyfriend Blane Kirk is none too happy about. But the lessons with Kathleen take a back seat when Kade becomes a target. Previously untouchable, his enemies now know of the chink in his armor – his brother’s girlfriend.

And Kade’s not the only thing coming between Kathleen and Blane. From Blane’s inexplicable defense of a man guilty of a horrible crime, to a mysterious stranger from Kathleen’s past, to Kathleen’s risky investigation into human traffickers, the obstacles mount against a relationship that’s just begun to find trust again.

While Blane considers a job offer that would take him back to the front lines in the war on terror, Kathleen is determined to pursue her new career, with or without his approval. Unfortunately, her current case is far more dangerous than anyone knows. Someone close to Blane will go to extreme lengths to split them up, lengths that may prove worse than death for Kathleen.

Kathleen, Blane and Kade must atone for the sins of the past and the present. The fallout will force Kathleen to a turning point…in her career, and her life.

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About the Author

 

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My debut novel, NO TURNING BACK, is the first book in The Kathleen Turner Series. I write about things I love to read myself – a heroine who could be a neighbor or best friend; two men who each portray their own version of darkness and light, each vying for her affection; and a story that focuses as much on the characters as it does the suspense. NO TURNING BACK, TURN TO ME, TURNING POINT and OUT OF TURN currently comprise The Kathleen Turner Series. The fifth and final book, POINT OF NO RETURN, will be released in May, 2014. A companion novel, TURN ON A DIME – BLANE’S TURN, is also available.

As for me, I’ve been reading romance novels since I was way too young to read such things, have an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefer Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, think men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, have learned to never stop believing in my beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero. Most of all, romance never, ever gets old.

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Book Review, Excerpt, and #Giveaway: EMOTIONALLY COMPROMISED by A. Rosa

December 10, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Past Giveaways, Romantic Suspense 2

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Welcome to the Emotionally Compromised by A. Rosa Book Tour! Read my review and enter the giveaway for the chance to win signed copies and swag!

 

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About the Book

 

Emotionally Compromised

By: A. Rosa

“A smile will get you far, but a smile and a gun will get you farther” -Al Capone.

Federal Agent Alex Turner deals better with guns than boyfriends, and prefers it that way. Her emotional range is bleak, but her aim is damn near perfect.

Thinking saving the world is a far easier task than dating, Agent Turner springs at the opportunity to prevent young scientist Marcus Gibbs from selling his biological weapon to the highest bidder. With her goal in sight, and Marcus eating out of the palm of her hand, an obstacle she doesn’t see coming interferes. Meet Jeremy Hunt — the distractingly handsome CEO of Sunscape Biotechnologies, and Marcus’s boss and best friend.

A man who is accustomed to getting what he wants, Jeremy’s never been one to take no for an answer, which has Agent Turner realizing for the first time that her wit might get her farther than her weapon. With no protocol or training to reference when it comes to matters of the heart, she worries that this might be her hardest assignment yet.

 

Emotionally Compromised

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My Rating: 4.5 Stars

“Relationships are more stressful than saving the world.”

I love romantic suspense, and this book succeeds in perfectly combining the romance and the suspense elements, resulting in a story that is all at once sexy, intense, exciting, and even funny.

Alex and Jeremy come to realize, in their own dysfunctional way, that they are perfect for one another. Their chemistry is absolutely sizzling and it’s impossible not to want them to be together. The complement and challenge one another, and even though they struggle in their budding relationship, there’s not an overwhelming amount of drama. They each manage to be strong when the other is weak, and when it seems they still may not make it, a heart-stopping climax decides their fate. They produce fireworks both in and out of the bedroom, and the small moments of warmth and humor add balance. Their interactions and emotions are genuine and even though the characters are bigger than life (an incredibly sexy CEO and a dangerous and beautiful secret agent), they still feel relatable. I loved both primary characters, but Alex especially: she’s a bad-ass and strong woman, but still a woman with real feelings and struggles with relationships.

The story is filled to the brim with excitement, intrigue, and action. Witty dialogue punctuates the interactions between all of the characters: the cast of secondary characters is well rounded in its own right. The author gives many layers to even the villain of the story feels real and accessible, and I could *almost* feel sorry for him.

This book has spicy romance, well-realized characters, and perfectly paced action and suspense and is a great read for fans of the genre. I hope we get to see more of these characters!

“This is dangerous. He is dangerous. We are dangerous, but I guess I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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I try the distraction technique. I press my lips against his, and though he is shocked by the move, he accepts them willingly. His lips devour mine in need.

He slams my body hard into the wall, and pins me with his hips. His hands drag down my torso, gripping my behind roughly, and his fingers dig into my skin.

This is Jeremy Hunt. Commanding and demanding. Another favorite. With this version, I don’t need to think.

He pulls away from me, out of breath. “I need to know we are OK.” I realize this is our way of doing things. Sometimes I suck at talking, and this might be my only way of showing him that we are fine.

His mouth covers mine again, and I can’t help but whimper. He pulls away once more. “That’s better.”

The bastard knows that talking like this isn’t my thing, and he seems aware of his power over me. I return his heated crystal glare with a wry look. Obviously, he’s aware I let him control me. “Fine. Let’s not talk, then.”

He scoops me up, bridal style. “Jeremy, what are you doing?” I yelp in surprise.

“You don’t want to talk. Fine! But I will at least make this more comfortable for both of us.” He beelines for my bedroom.

“I am no good at talking,” I blurt out.

He raises an eyebrow at me, starting up the steps. “Oh really? I think you are good at it when you are scolding me.”

Before I can respond with something sarcastic, he throws me onto the bed. “Jeremy!”

“Oh, are you angry at me now?”

His grin is infectious as I watch his Viking form, in only his boxer briefs, crawl over the bed toward me. My previous anger vanishes, and I smile. How does he do that?

Before I can finish my thought, his lips come down on mine hard, he presses his hips into me, and he grabs my hands, pinning them above my head. His tongue dips into my mouth for a brief moment, teasing me, eliciting an involuntary moan to slip from my lips.

He pulls away looking triumphant. “Now that I’ve got you calmed down, and right where I want you”—his eyes glitter mischievously—”you need to know that I am glad I am everything to you.”

My eyes widen, and the previous panic seeps back into my core. My arms jolt, trying to get free of his grasp, but his grip is firm. I try to speak, but he cuts me off with an authoritative voice. “I am not finished yet.” He places a chaste kiss on my lips to soften the conversation. “We don’t have to talk about it if you don’t want to, and I have to admit that would frustrate the hell out of me, but for now I will let it go. I just want to say a few things. Maybe we don’t know what everything means to us, but those feelings are mutual. You don’t need to be scared, or embarrassed by your emotions. I can tell this is something you don’t know how to handle, and in a way, it’s kind of”—he tilts his head to the side as if pondering it for a moment—”cute.”

I furrow my eyebrows at the word cute. Teddy bears are cute, not trained federal agents.

He laughs at my look and kisses the soft skin between my wrinkled brows. “You are so much cuter than you let on, but that is beside the point. You are a lot to handle, you know that?”

My lips twitch playfully, hiding my own secrets.. “Oh, you have no idea.”

We both let out a belt of laughter, and things feel back to normal. Whatever normal means to us.

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ARosa

A. Rosa lives in San Diego, California. When she isn’t scouring city parks or cafe’s to write she is more than likely trying to convince her friends to join her on her next adventure. A sufferer of wanderlust, she is always looking for a new mountain to climb, a canyon to hike, or a plane to board. Her resume consists of coroner, to working at a zoo, and most recently as an executive assistant, but finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books, or in film. Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that’s just the way she likes it.

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Book Reviews and #Giveaway: DEADLY CAPTIVE Series by Bianca Sommerland (@BSommerland)

December 3, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Past Giveaways 13

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Welcome to the Deadly Captive and Collateral Damage Book Tour! Read my review of both books and enter to win ecopies of the series!

 

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Deadly Captive & Collateral Damage

By: Bianca Sommerland

Warning

This book contains material not suitable for readers under 18. While there are aspects of BDSM in several scenes, many are dub/non con. This book contains situations that some may find disturbing, including torture and rape which is part of the story and not intended for titillation. This book contains violence, sex, and blood, among other things. Reader discretion is advised.

 

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Deadly Captive, Book 1

 Lydia awakes, bound and blind, to the whispered urgings of a man who has his hands on her. His words confuse her at first, but she soon understands they are both in the middle of a performance that will determine whether she remains in captivity or dies.

The crowd must be entertained, and her cellmate makes sure it is.

Forced submission is not the only horror Lydia endures. She has no memories of life before her imprisonment, and Joe, her cellmate, is her only comfort as the powerful creatures that hold them captive torture and debase her. Together, she and Joe cling to the will to survive long enough to break free and seek revenge. Their desire to sustain one another triumphs over their wardens’ efforts to destroy them. There is no pain, no suffering, that can tear them apart.

Beyond their cell, their love is tested. Can they hold strong in the face of the challenge of the new powers they have gained along with their freedom?

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My Rating: 4 Stars

“Something kept him from giving up. I realized suddenly what that something was- me.”

*Warning: this book is extremely dark. It contains acts of rape, torture, and unspeakable violence.

Joe and Lydia’s life together is set against a backdrop of horrors. They are the playthings of hideous monsters that will use their bodies as entertainment and torment their minds as well. They have only each other for solace and comfort, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. As they grow close, it become apparent to their captors that they are each others weakness, but they can not afford to be weak, not if they want to get out alive.

This book was constantly surprising. It seems that their was a new twist, a new horrific surprise on each page. Joe and Lydia are powerless, sitting in their cell and awaiting the next chapter in their story, and as the reader, I felt the same. The plot was jarringly unpredictable, with secrets being revealed and unexpected events catching me completely off guard. It is a wild, terrifying ride to say the least.

The author creates two very strong characters. Though it seems impossible, they do not break. They stay strong enough, barely surviving. They connect with each other, though the connection always feels tenuous and strained. A relationship formed in the face of such fear, secrets, violence, and unknown pasts just seems unstable. Their chemistry and connection is undeniable and a twist makes their relationship makes it in to something much more than I expected.

This book is pure darkness, laced with evil. The end offers a glimmer of hope, only to be shattered when it is clear that Joe and Lydia may never truly escape their tormenters. I can only hope that the strength they have gained from their time in captivity and the bond that has formed between them is enough. I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this book: it is difficult to put in to words. I was horrified, but completely invested in this intense, gripping story, and I hope the next book in the series offers more of the same.

“I would still bleed, I would still hurt, but I would do it for Joe. This time, we’d pretend this was our game, not theirs. It would be one hell of a show.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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Collateral Damage, Book 2

Stolen from a bright life full of colors, happiness, and youth, Nicole Reed is dragged into a pit of pain and depravity where all she can hope for is a quick end. But her captors don’t want to kill her. They want to use her to teach a little boy whom they plan to mold in their image.

She must free him before that happens. Only she can’t stand against those who hold him, not alone. Her only hope is Vince, one of her tormentors, who may still show a glimmer of humanity.

Or maybe that’s just a trick of the light.

Warning: BDSM, graphic violence, dubious consent, forced sex, forced M/M sex, less than willing participation in edge play, content that some readers will consider objectionable including hot sex with a drool-iciously evil man.

 

 

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My Rating: 4.5 Stars

“I was a damned good teacher. But I’d been an even better student.”

A dark and terrifying follow-up to the first book in the series, I connected with this book and these characters just a little bit more. The monster Cyrus is back, and is continuing in his evil ways…

The book has a softer edge, if only very slight. It is still incredibly dark: rape, torture, death, and horror fill the pages, but the this story felt somehow more noble, more real, the emotions more tangible. A teacher who will do anything to protect a little boy, and the haunted man who will try his best to help her survive in the process.

Perhaps because these characters had pasts, I could connect with them on a deeper level. Their relationship, which morphs from captor/captive, to Dominant/submissive, and sometimes even more, is based on more than just what has occurred since Nicole’s capture. Obviously capture is what has brought them together, but the connection and need for one another runs deeper. Their bond, their trust, and their strength as individuals holds them together, helps them to survive, and even adds a little bit of sexiness and romance to a terrifying and harrowing read. I adored Nicole for her bravery and sass as much as her submission, and Vince makes for a hot, if dangerous and slightly unstable Master.

As in the first book in the series, the plot is fast-paced and gripping, and evil and violence await the reader at every flip of the page. This book has a few more moments that allow for respite, an opportunity for the reader to catch their breath, but the moments of light, though bright, are short lived. I couldn’t put the book down and was completely engrossed, horrified, desperate for revenge, and aching for the connection between Vince and Nicole. This chapter in the story, punctuated by an intense climax, is finished but it is clear there is more terror to come.

“Dependence and desperation didn’t equal love. I felt closer to him than anyone I’d ever know, but that didn’t mean much. I’d never needed anyone else to stay alive.”

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Tell you about me? Hmm, well there’s not much to say. I love hockey and cars and my kids…not in that order of course! Lol! When I’m not writing—which isn’t often—I’m usually watching a game or a car show while working on promo. Going out with my kids is my only down time. I get to clear my head and forget everything.

As for when and why I first started writing, I guess I thought I’d get extra cookies if I was quiet for awhile—that’s how young I was. I used to bring my grandmother barely legible pages filled with tales of evil unicorns. She told me then that I would be a famous author.

I hope one day to prove her right.

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Book Review: HEY, SANTA (An Alien for the Holidays) by Jessica Subject (@jsubject)

November 28, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Novella/Short Story, Romance, Sci-Fi 2

Confession time: I am a scrooge. I dislike the holidays. In an effort to thaw my icy heart, I thought I’d try a little bit of hot sic-fi romance (Christmas themed) by author Jessica E. Subject…

 

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Title: Hey, Santa (An Alien for the Holidays)

Author: Jessica E. Subject

Length: 44 pages

Release Date: August 12, 2013

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

 

She doesn’t want a lot for Christmas…

Claire Otton dreads spending another holiday alone. When her best friend convinces her to approach the sexy mall Santa, she takes the chance and asks him out, hoping for so much more.

He’s waiting under the mistletoe…

Although Andreas Castellanos blends in on Earth, he knows he will never belong. But when the gorgeous woman he’d been staring at invites him to dinner, he has a hard time saying no.

All they’re asking for…

Can these two lonely souls find magic together or will their secrets steal their chance of a happy Christmas?

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My Rating: 4 Stars

” ‘Claire, you didn’t tell me what you want for Christmas.’ Leaning in close, she gave him a breathtaking view of her cleavage. ‘Stick around,’ she whispered. ‘And you’ll find out.’ “

Hey, Santa warmed my heart (and a few other places as well!).

This short is sexy and sweet, with a sic-fi twist. Andy, the HOT mall Santa just happens to be an alien: humanoid, but an alien nonetheless. He also happens to be gorgeous and skilled in the bedroom.

Both Claire and Andy have lost love ones and just want a partner they can trust and share themselves with, but sharing secrets could have devastating consequences. Immediate chemistry boils over into some spicy sex and heartwarming romantic moments. This light and sexy read is perfect for a single sitting and has just enough romance and holiday cheer.