Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Penetrated at Ponetown by Moxie Darling

Title: Penetrated on Ponetown
Author: Moxie Darling
Series: Back Roads Book #1
Genre: Erotica
Spice Meter: Scorching 
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

About the Book:

On a mission to bring the love of literacy to impoverished rural children, Clover Willoughby finds herself stranded on a dry, dusty West Virginia back road. Out of gas, out of service, and out of patience, she starts walking. When she stumbles across a quaint cabin in the woods, she's relieved at her good fortune. Her relief turns to trepidation—and anticipation—when the rough, crude mountain man living there offers to assist her . . . for a price. And he's not interested in money.

(Disclaimer: this novella is for adults only. It contains explicit sex scenes, rough sex, ménage situations, sex with strangers, and taboo elements that some might find offensive.) 

My Review:

Penetrated on Ponetown is Erotica, plain and simple. While not for everyone, the way this book was written was well done and well thought out. Clover’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere while she is trying to get to a rural family to teach their kids to read. After walking for a few miles, she sees a rustic cabin and the older man that lives in it – Jim. Jim offers to help her with her car IF she helps him and his son, sexually. The son, Eustace, has never been with a woman and Jim wants to teach him how to do just that. Coming from a commune, she is comfortable with sex and nudity, so nothing is really taboo to her. Clover agrees to stay for a week and immediately becomes what the men need – a warm female body for Jim and a teacher to Eustace.

While this kind of taboo isn’t really my thing, I know a lot of people do enjoy this dynamic. The writing is well done and the story is well thought out. Clover and Eustace’s connection was easy to imagine because his character was sweet, caring, and sensitive. Jim is more of a man’s man, but the thought of a father and son sharing a woman creeped me out.

Overall, if you share the fantasy portrayed in this story, then you’ll enjoy this story. While I didn’t, that is subjective and doesn’t take away from how well done the story really is.

**Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Taming the Monster Anthology - Release Day!!

Title: Guarding Her Secret
Series:  The Mythicals
Anthology: Taming the Monster
My Rating: 5 Stars

About the Book:

Over 15 ALL NEW NEVER BEFORE RELEASED Paranormal Romance Tales by some of today's bestselling paranormal authors combined into one low priced box set for your reading pleasure!
Stories filled with seductive alpha males, shifters, monsters, creatures, demons and more! You do not want to miss this limited time collection.
Authors Include:
Mandy M. Roth - Prince of Flight (King of Prey World)
This bad boy biker beast has met a beauty that isn't scared off by what she sees.

Michelle M. Pillow - Stranded with the Cajun (Captured by a Dragon-Shifter)
The bayou is about to get a whole lot hotter.

Carina Wilder - Hunted
Every woman dreams of meeting a desirable man on holiday...but he's not usually a mythological creature.

Cristina Rayne - Seeking the Oni (Incarnations of Myth)
Reality is more wondrous and scary than she could have ever dreamed.

Eve Vaughn - Thief
A down on her luck thief steals more than she bargained for...his heart.

Jaide Fox - Alien Disruption (Captured by Aliens)
Sometimes the boom isn't thunder--it's aliens crash landing in your hood.

JC Andrijeski - The Rings Fighter (Alien Apocalypse)
Although he is the hottest alien overlord she's ever seen, he may not be exactly what he appears.

Kim Knox - Something Wicked
In trying to escape her marriage to a half-demon, her usual bad luck traps her with him.

Michele Bardsley - A Damned Deed (Deed Brothers)
Drawn into battle against a killer cult, she soon realizes that more than her life is at is her heart

Renee George - A Door to Midnight (Midnight Shift)
When destiny knocks at your door after midnight, you let him in.

Mandy Rosko - Gonna Make You Howl (Dangerous Creatures)
This werewolf will make you howl!

Tracey H. Kitts - Sacrifice
Being sacrificed to a lake monster was not how Ivy wanted to spend her birthday.

Ella Drake - Kilt in Space (Space Grit)
Scaring the ship engineer wasn't exactly how this shy monster wanted to get her attention.

Jaycee Clark - The Sandman
When the Sandman finds her, Chevy turns to the dangerous dragon shifter lover she left behind.

Candice Gilmer - Guarding Her Secret (The Mythicals)
When the monster is your ex-girlfriend, sometimes the rules have to be broken.

Lexy Cole - Billionaire Shifters in Manhattan (The Wolves of Central Park)
Rules are made to be broken.

Jessica Collins - The Singularity
I was best friends with a monster...and never even knew it.

My Review: 

**My review is based on reading ONLY Guarding Her Secret by Candice Gilmer. I have not read the rest of the stories in the Anthology**

Guarding Her Secret, by Candice Gilmer, is one of the short stories in the Taming the Monster Anthology. It is the only one that I have read, so far, but just this one story is worth the price tag!  Featuring Reese from Ms. Gilmer’s Saving Her Destiny, this fairy is called upon to protect and talk to his ex-girlfriend, Viola. Viola lives in the Highlands and runs a bar, talking and mingling with the locals and visitors there to see if the lore of the town is true. What is the lore? The Loch and the Loch Ness Monster. Viola keeps tabs on the stories and sightings to make sure the tourism stays and the creature isn’t seen too often or too well. Why does she care? Because Viola IS the Loch Ness Monster! She was cursed by a witch many years ago because as a mermaid she had to stay in salt water and could not enter bodies of fresh water. Now she has to enter the Loch every three days before she transforms or she will become the monster forever. 

Also in the area is a famous TV host of Exploration TV, Jordan Doors, who investigates folk lore and proves them wrong. Only, this time his team actually sees the Loch Ness Monster with a fairy on its back and then leaks the footage to the public. Reece and the Templar have to fix this mess and make sure the humans do not discover the truth to the myth of the creature. But, while there he falls back in love with Viola and doesn’t remember why he abandoned her in the first place.

Having read and LOVED previous books featuring the residents of Avalon, I had high hopes for this story. What I got was not only everything I hoped for, but a lot more! Not only did the details bring the story to life, but they created such a vivid imagery that made me want to get to know the cast of characters on a more personal level as friends! This author breaths so much life into her work that I never want the story to end and want more and more and more. Candice Gilmer has fast become one of my go-to authors because whatever she writes I love. 

*I received a complimentary copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dark Within by Candice Gilmer Review

Title: Dark WIthin
Author: Candice Gilmer
Series: Mythical Knights 

My Rating: 5 Stars

Book Blurb:

The Mythical Knights, Book 1

There was a time Marissa van Dyke loved Halloween. Then tragedy struck. Now the sight of a jack-o-lantern only reminds her of what she's lost. In fact, she'd prefer to just hibernate.

But recently her nightmares are becoming too intense to ignore. Dreams filled with horror-movie creatures that come closer to killing her every time. Where these vampires and werewolves are coming from, she doesn't know. She only knows they're relentless.

Neil Drigan has no interest in finding a mate. Bind himself to one woman? No thank you. Permanent is for the wolf pack Alpha--his brother. Yet lately he persistently dreams about running, in full wolf form, to save a beautiful woman who smells of flowers--and death.

At first the woman's identity is a mystery, until he realizes the dreams are a residual imprint of something that really happened. Not only is the woman temptation wrapped in real flesh and blood, she's still in danger. And the one thing he never thought he wanted.

Originally released as "Unholy Night" 2008-2012. Since expanded and fully revamped. (No pun intended, lol. Okay, maybe a little one) 

Warning: Werewolves, vampires, Templar Knights with attitudes, and a girl who must face her biggest fear in order to find love.

My Review: 

Dark Within is Book One is the Mythical Knights Series, but a continuation about the Drigan Brothers from The Brightest Shadow (book # 0.5). Neil is the focus in this story and as a playboy he doesn’t have any interest in finding a mate and settling down. That is, until he dreams of saving a woman that smells of flowers and death. He insists on finding this woman and discovers it is Marissa – a friend of his brother’s mate. 

Marissa has been plagued with sadness. Halloween used to be her favorite holiday, but then her parents were killed one Halloween and now it is a terrible time of year full of sadness. She has been having horrible nightmares and is covered in unexplainable bruises. But, Neil is the one thing that makes her smile – even though she can’t figure him out most of the time. 

I absolutely love this series and the Drigan brothers. They are so strong, and sexy, and protective of those they care about. Neil tries so hard to do the right thing and be the good guy, something ingrained in his family. This trait just makes me love these guys that much more…swoon…and Neil, especially. He can’t tell Marissa what he is, but he has a duty to protect her from her attackers. What woman wouldn’t want a guy that feels that way? Marissa is too hurt and traumatized to realize how good Neil is for her, so she pushes him away. 
I was excited to see David and Kelsey in this book, again. I love how protective David is of his mate’s friend. Kelsey and Marissa are as close as sisters, so the bond between all of them melts my heart. The way the pair tried to coax Neil and Kelsey together was entertaining on it’s own. 

I really, really, enjoy this series and this book. I can’t wait for more of the Drigan clan from the author. 

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Release Day Post - Right By Your Side by Christi Snow!!!!

Title: Right By Your Side
Author: Christi Snow
Series: Martin Men
My Rating: 4 Stars

About the Book: 

Best Female Country Artist. Sold out world-wide tour. Record-setting album sales. It’s been a stellar year for Skye Taylor and it’s left her exhausted. All she wants to do is go home to Oklahoma, curl up in her little house, and veg out in pj’s with a pile of junk food. But when her tour bus crashes in the middle of West Texas, her priorities suddenly shift. Now she’s sitting bedside hoping her best friend and bodyguard, KC, survives. For Scott Martin, he simply wants this horrible year to end. After the murder of his brother, his family is falling apart. With one crisis after another pulling him back to the family ranch, he’s put way too many late night miles on his truck between his family home and Lubbock, where he works as a paramedic. When he comes upon the wrecked tour bus, he has no idea this is one emergency which will change his life forever. Skye and Scott quickly form a friendship which hints at possibilities of more. But as these two dodge paparazzi, over-zealous label executives, and stalker fans, they soon discover that everything is easier when you have someone you trust RIGHT BY YOUR SIDE. And that becomes even more important when they discover the bus wreck wasn’t an accident…

My Review: 

Ever since Christi Snow’s When the Mission Ends series, I have been patiently waiting for the Martin men series to come out and I have to say – it was worth the wait!! Scott Martin is an EMT and one of the older brothers of the clan. He feels guilty for leaving his father and youngest brother’s care to his oldest brother, Andrew. But, his busy job and schedule have kept him away from the family ranch. While traveling to the ranch to check on his ailing father, Scott comes across a horrific bus crash scene. The bus is in pieces and the two survivors need his help. 

Skye Taylor is the nation’s bestselling country artist, so things have been going really well for her and her best friend, KC. But, her life is shattered and changed forever when her tour bus crashes with her, her driver, and KC in it.  Skye was belted into her seat, but KC was in the rear bed and was thrown around. Trapped underneath the burning back of the bus, she is relieved when an off duty EMT stops to help. Scott gets KC out from danger and eventually convinces Skye to go to the hospital to be checked out and he’ll check in on her the next day. He follows through and gets pulled into the dangerous world of Skye Taylor while helping her to recover and stay safe. 

What can I saw about Scott Martin? He is sexy, sweet, helpful, and full of so much guilt for not being there for his family as much as he could have. His father is ill, his youngest brother is mixed up with drugs, and his oldest brother is a zombie for taking on all the responsibility on his own. Add in the death of their other brother, Thomas and there is a whole lot of heartache in this man’s world. But, he sees Skye and there is an instant attraction between them that he never thought he would feel with anyone else. Skye is sweet, but troubled. Everyone she has ever loved has left her, so she guards her heart with an iron fist. KC is her only constant in her life, so she is devastated when he is hurt so badly in the bus crash and has long road of recovery ahead of him. Facing danger, she allows Scott, the detectives, and the security firm to protect her. She feels the intense attraction to Scott, too, but if afraid of committing because everyone she loves goes away. 

I really enjoyed the pairing of these two. Scott is all alpha male, but with a sweet and caring side. He just wants to protect Skye and keep her safe. Skye allows him to do so, but she is also independent and used to doing things on her own.  Together, they complement each other so well! I really adored this story and the suspense, love, lust, and twists and turns throughout it. The best part? Brian makes an appearance!!! That make this Brian fan so happy!! Thank you, Christi! 

Overall, this is one amazing book to being this series of hunky alpha male stories. I can’t wait to see which Martin man is next and read about his adventure. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Brightest Shadow by Candice Gilmer Release Day!!

Title: Brightest Shadow
Author: Candice Gilmer
Series: Mythical Knights Book #0.5
Heat Meter: Hot
My Rating: 5 Stars


The darkest shadows sometimes have the brightest moments. 

The Mythical Knights, book #0.5 

Losing a father is always hard, losing a father who’s a pillar of the community is harder. 

Losing a father who’s the alpha of your werewolf pack is harder still, yet that’s exactly where David Drigan finds himself--lost and rudderless after the death of his father. 

Nonetheless, the final transformation to turn David into the leader has yet to come to him, leaving him and his family wondering, will he ever be strong enough to lead his pack? 

Trying to step into his place in society, David meets Kelsey. 

Blonde. Curvy. Attitude. 

And a little dark. 

There’s just something about her that makes David’s beastly desires surface unlike ever before. The need to take her and protect her, if only from herself, overwhelms him. 

Not that Kelsey would let him. She doesn’t need anyone to take care of her. Never has. An absentee family taught her one thing--take care of yourself, because no one’s going to do it for you. 

But this David guy? There’s just something different about him. At first, she thought it was because his family actually likes each other--a foreign concept for sure. 

One night at her favorite decrepit amusement park, she learns there’s a lot more to David than she ever expected. 

There’s a lot hidden in the shadows. 

Can they find the light, lost in the dark? 

My Review: 

Wow! This was a fantastic beginning to Candice Gilmer’s Mythical Knights Series! Kelsey has been on her own since she was young. She watched her mother depend on man after man and owe them for their help. She vowed to not be that kind of woman, so she tolerates her boss and his bad attitude because she doesn’t want to depend on anyone but herself for income. After organizing a company event for her bosses, Kelsey quickly gets dressed in one of the upper offices before going down to make sure things are running smoothly.

David’s father just passed away and now the title of Alpha falls to him.  Unfortunately, the Alpha has not come to him, yet, and so he and his family have been waiting to see if it would or if it skipped over him. Meanwhile, he and his family were being honored at a corporate event and he goes into an office to escape and find some quiet. He walks in on Kelsey changing and instantly feels a spark when he helps her zip up her dress. From that moment on, the two of them get together, again, when David goes to her office to sign some paperwork. Her boss sees David there and instantly goes off on Kelsey, blaming her for ruining the deal and having access to confidential information. David lets her boss have it, and Kelsey quits her job, not knowing where her next paycheck will come from or how she is going to survive on her own.

Kelsey takes David on a date to an abandoned amusement park, but they are ambushed and have to run and hide to save their lives. David reveals his secret to her and she takes it much better than he thought she would. Unfortunately, they have to escape through some air vents, but manage to get a message to David’s brother asking for help before they are killed.  Kelsey becomes enveloped in David’s world and must make an important decision that impacts both of their lives forever.
Brightest Shadow is easily one of my favorite stories of 2015! The author’s world building and storytelling abilities are phenomenal!  Candice Gilmer is becoming one of my favorite authors with her writing style and ability to tell an interesting and unique paranormal story while keeping the reader engaged and entertained. There was not a moment where I felt like I had to put the book down because I needed a break. I could not get enough of this story and these characters!!
I can’t wait to read more of this series! I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone that enjoys a good paranormal story!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tasty Virtual Book Tour for EXPOSED by Tracy Wolff

I'm excited to be a part of the Tasty Virtual Tour for Exposed by Tracy Wolff.  
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Exposed releases on May 5th and is the 3rd book in the Ethan Frost Series. 

Ethan Frost, the irresistible leading man from the New York Times bestsellers Ruined and Addicted, returns once again in Exposed—a novel that’s perfect for fans of J. Kenner and Sylvia Day.

Will Ethan Frost go too far for the woman he loves?

The moment Chloe Girard walked into my life, she exposed secrets and emotions I always thought were best kept buried.

She wants to move on, to ignore the past. But I can’t do that. Not when she still suffers. And not when the man who hurt her remains unscathed. So when I discover the perfect opportunity to make him pay for what he did to Chloe, I can’t walk away, no matter the consequences.

But there’s a fine line between justice and obsession. As I turn up old crimes and new lies, I know that I’m playing with fire—and risking the very foundations of our relationship.

My love for Chloe is absolute. I just hope it’s enough to save us both.


“Is it safe?” Tori asks an hour later, stumbling into the kitchen where I’m sitting at the table, sipping coffee and daydreaming of Ethan. “Does everybody have clothes on?”
“I’m the only one here,” I tell her. “And yes, I am wearing pajama pants and a sweatshirt.”
“Thank Christ.” She makes a beeline for the coffeepot and pours herself a large mug. I watch in amusement as she adds enough sugar to bankrupt a candy factory, then follows it with a quarter cup of cream before lifting the mug to her lips and downing half its contents in one gulp.
“How are you not three hundred pounds?” I ask in disbelief.
“Good genes and clean living.”
“Well, I won’t argue the good genes part, anyway.” The wineglass on the counter still holds the dregs of the two bottles of wine she drank last night.
“You should,” she replies with a snort.
I want to ask her what she means—it’s not the first time she’s made a derogatory comment about her family—but she’s got off-limits signs posted all over her when it comes to them. So I settle for bumping shoulders with her as I refill my own coffee cup.
She returns the bump, then smiles sweetly at me. With that smile, her short green hair sticking up in every direction and the remnants of last night’s mascara pooled under her eyes, she looks like a little kid playing dress-up. Dress-up in a punk rocker’s closet, mind you, but still dress up.
At least until the smile fades and she pins me with a look meant to bring better women than me to their knees. “Details. Now.”
“Ethan and I made up.”
“Believe me, I know. My room’s next to yours and the walls aren’t nearly as thick as you think they are.”
“Oh, God.” Embarrassed heat rushes to my cheeks. “I’m sorry.”
“Don’t be.” She waves airily. “Since I wasn’t getting any action last night, it’s good that someone was.”
I laugh despite myself. “Nice, Tori.”
“Hey, if you wanted nice, you probably should have picked someone else as your best friend.” She grabs a box of donuts off the counter and plops them in the middle of the kitchen table before settling into the chair opposite mine. “Just saying.”
“Yeah, well, it’s too late to worry about that now.”
“Damn straight.” She grabs a donut, then shoves the box toward me. “So what happened after I left yesterday? You need to give me the scoop before loverboy gets back.”
“We made up.”
“Obviously, you made up. Didn’t we just talk about all the reasons I couldn’t sleep last night?”
“Well then, what do you want me to say?”
“I want details. Did he grovel—I mean, with something besides that bracelet you’re wearing. Because even I have to admit that is some serious groveling in and of itself.”
I glance down at the heavy bracelet Ethan had delivered to me yesterday. The one he fastened around my wrist when I told him that I loved him. That I’d marry him. It’s as much a sign of his possession as the belly chain I wear around my waist—another gift from him.
“Don’t tell me how much it costs. I don’t want to know.”
“I wouldn’t dream of it, darling,” she drawls in her best Sophia Loren voice. “I still remember your freak-out over the belly chain.”
When I don’t say anything else, she finishes off her donut in silence, all the while watching me with dark eyes.
“You look happy,” she finally says.
“I am happy.”
“That’s all that matters, then.” She drains her coffee, then pushes back from the table. “I’m going to take a shower, then head to the beach. Want to join me?”
“I can’t.”
She rolls her eyes. “Let me guess. Loverboy talked you into going back to work at Frost Industries?”
“I haven’t decided on that yet.”
“Then what’s going on? Is he coming back to sweep you off to some romantic getaway?”
“We’re going to Vegas.”
“Vegas? Really? I had him pegged for a private-island-off-the-coast-of-Greece kind of guy. I have to admit, I’m a little—”
“We’re getting married.” I say it fast, hoping it will have less of an impact that way.
No such luck. Tori stops in her tracks, eyes wide and mouth gaping like a fish as she tries to wrap her brain around what I just said.
“What?” she finally squeals before launching herself at me. “He asked you to marry him? When? Where?”
“Today. And I already told you. Las Vegas.”
She’s back to staring at me like I have three heads. “I meant when did he ask you. But what you’re telling me is that you’re flying to Las Vegas today? To get married today?”
“That is what I’m telling you.” I start gingerly trying to untangle myself from her embrace. It isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially when she’s hanging on for dear life and doing her best impression of an octopus with its prey.
“Oh my God. Oh. My. God. Ohmygod! You’re getting married. Today! To Ethan fucking Frost!”

Author Info
Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.

Author Links:  Website |Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

My Review: 

Book 3 in the Ethan Frost Series, this  picks up where the previous one left off.  We get to see Ethan and Chloe as the prepare for their Vegas wedding. Ethan wants his brother to pay for what he did to Chloe years ago, and his need for payback hurts his relationship with Chloe.

I absolutely love Ethan. He is strong, sexy, rich, and an all around great guy. His relationship with Chloe is so HOT! I really love these two together. They had some ups and downs in this book, but the result is so worth it! I can't wait for the next book in this series!

My Rating: 4 Stars

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Exposed by Rage by Sherrel Lee Book Blast and a Giveaway

He has a dead body.  She has the seedy connections. To solve the crime they are forced to work together.

To keep her mother’s reputation from destroying her, Ashley Dix Gibson had to learn at an early age to persevere and tune out the lies, gossip, and the bullies.  Detective Michael DeMarco has no desire to team up with a woman with ties to the underbelly of the porn industry but if he wants to solve his case, he has no other options. When Ashley and DeMarco combine their resources to find a brutal killer, sparks of distrust turn into the fires of passion.


I must have been feeling weak, because instead of rushing out to confront a few of those I wanted to talk to, I invited DeMarco in.  He’d left Braden in charge of the scene and didn’t appear to be in a rush to start the reports he’d have to do.  That thought made me smile.  For once I wasn’t chained to a desk for seventy-five percent of the investigation.  I could get used to being out of the Army and doing things my own way.

“Glad to see the smile.  I know this has been extremely hard on you,” DeMarco said.  “Want to share?”

“I was thinking about Jillie, wanting me to come home.  She kept trying to talk me into the leaving the military.  It took her death to accomplish that.”  Hot, wet tears started streaming down my face.  Appalled, I turned away from DeMarco and stumbled toward the bedroom.  He didn’t say anything or try to stop me, but he did follow me. When I didn’t collapse on the bed, he put his arms around me, gave a gently hug and helped me to sit on the mattress.

Damn.  This was awkward.  The harder I tried to stop crying, the more I leaked tears.  I don’t cry.  I don’t show emotion, especially to guys.  I didn’t want to feel the warmth of his touch and long to put my head on his shoulder.  But I did.  Before I knew what was happening his lips were on mine and I was holding him.  Desperate to keep from drowning.

He pushed back, looking into my eyes.  Reading me like the clichéd open book.  


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Wrangler of a fearsome Yorkiepoo named Rogue (Half Yorkie half Poodle weighing in at a hefty eight pounds). Obsession controlled writer with a passion for making up names and twisting myths.

 Sherrel, as the daughter of an Emmy winning cameraman, learned early in life the dark secrets of creating all those incredible fantasy characters for the large and small screen.

 Refusing to be crushed at the discovery the monsters, aliens, and Robby the Robot weren't real, Sherrel's imagination soared. She became a SELF-proclaimed voyeur of special-effects and expert at fictional character creation.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

NEW RELEASE and REVIEW TOUR for Texting All Hearts and a Giveaway

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I am featuring a New Release from a group of amazingly talented authors

Texting All Hearts.

Read all the way to the bottom for a chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice for Amazon or BN, given away by the authors.
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Texting All Hearts—Boxed Set
Seven Multi-Published Authors

What do rodeos, otherworldly encounters, exotic dancers, bondage, hot sex, refound love, and time travel have in common? Besides romantic, edge of your seat fun and intrigue, they all evolve from a single text. Seven multi-genre novellas that promise to heat your nights and warm your hearts.

Her Cowboy Dom

Tate Hardy’s best friend leaves him all his cattle if he spends thirty days on a ranch with a woman he wants but can't have. Jess is a nice girl, and Tate doesn't do nice. Jessica Campbell needs her brother’s cattle as collateral for a loan. To get rid of the sexy bull rider, she suggests he teach her about D/s. When he agrees, Jess gets more than she bargained for from her cowboy Dom.

Midnight Road
Lorelei Buckley

Drew Mathews cherishes her deceased husband’s lingering spirit. When his best friend, Dominic, reveals her late spouse’s dark secrets, Drew's crushed. She turns to Dominic and neighbors for support and stumbles into a passionate love affair and a slew of bizarre commonalities restricted to the residents of Midnight Road. As mysteries unfold, inalterable conditions threaten her romantic relationship, her life, and possibly, the world.

A Lethal Affair
Debra Jupe

With a rumored serial killer targeting exotic dancers, Daisy Piper is more than a little worried when her co-worker goes missing. Her concern escalates when a guy she’s never met shows up claiming her friend stole his laptop. A mild-mannered computer whiz on the surface, Miles Garton is a total contrast from the streetwise Daisy. But he’s on a mission of his own, making the jaded stripper suspicious. Fighting each other, a mutual attraction, and the truth, they team up to find the missing woman.

Sexting Texas
Darah Lace

Texas Tallulah Taylor never thought she’d be turned on by a dirty text from a stranger, one that leads to a delicious sexting session with her best friend. Will Sanderson never thought the love of his life would see him as anything but a friend. Maybe sexting Texas will show her this cowboy aims to give her the ride of her life…for the rest of her life.

The Dom Delivers
Nese Lane

He’s a Dominant, and she’s as vanilla as they come…
Designer Jenna Jaynes enjoys the safe bubble of her creative world, until her delivery guy bursts through and steals her heart. CFO Aden Kelley’s regimented world is thrown into chaos when a spitfire dressmaker captures his soul. Will the Dom convince vanilla to swirl?

Wounded Hearts
Linda LaRoque

Sarah Lawson's fiancé Logan Miller died in Afghanistan. She receives a text from Brandon Perdue, one of his war buddies, who wants to meet and deliver a message from Logan. Physically and emotionally scarred, Brandon values Sarah's friendship. Sarah wants their relationship to deepen, but he fears she's projecting her feelings for Logan on to him.

Pale With Color
Susan JP Owens

Cheyenne Clark doubts Captain Joseph Westerly’s beliefs about reincarnation, but a twenty-first century gal stuck in1862, during the Battle of Gettysburg, creates a new perception about philosophies and physics. After Joseph’s death, Cheyenne returns to her time period and anticipates his rebirth. Will Joseph find her?

 Here is an excerpt from my favorite from them all:

Sexting Texas

“Got ‘em.” Jangling her keys at him to show her success, Texas pulled open the screen door. It took her a moment to get the key in the lock, but she managed and the tumblers clicked. She turned to thank him. “Goodni—”

He stood close, too close, his big frame crowding her space. She glanced up at his face, but it was too dark to make out his expression. The hand at her waist pushed her against the door. His head lowered. Warm breath teased her lips, and the slight scent of beer tickled her nose.

“Will?” She barely got the question out before his lips brushed hers softly, lightly. Her tummy took a little tumble. Then his mouth opened over hers, his tongue moving in slow to skim hers, and the little tumble turned into a high-rise free fall.

A low groan rumbled in his throat. His other hand palmed the back of her head as his hips ground into hers. She arched against him, aching for the hand on her ribs to venture farther up, aching for his muscular thigh to slide between her legs.

His tongue eased from her mouth, and his lips were gone, along with the weight of his body. The last to leave were his hands as he stepped back and adjusted the hat cocked to one side of his head. He cleared his throat. “Sorry.”

She wasn’t. Like the kiss they’d shared fourteen years ago, this one was a total surprise. And like that kiss, it rocked her world. She hadn’t even thought about stopping him, not for a second. Wished he’d do it again. “Too much alcohol.”

“Yeah, and talk of sex.”

“Huh? Oh, yeah.” Definitely.

He backed up to the edge of the porch. “See you Monday night.”

“Monday?” God, she sounded like a moron. What was it they said about alcohol and brain cells?

“Town meeting, remember?”

Texas groaned. Maybe she’d get drunk again Monday night so she’d have an excuse not to go. “I hate those things.”

“Me, too.” Will pivoted on the ball of one boot and took the steps two at a time. “Night.”

“Night.” Texas watched him for a second, that sauntering walk unmistakable, then sighed and let herself in the house. She shut the door, leaned against it, and traced her lips with fingers that shook. No doubt about it, William Charles Sanderson had kissed her for the second time in her life. And once again he’d apologized.

My Review:

This is a fantastic collection of stories from a group of very talented authors. I read them all, and while they were ALL amazing, one really stood out to me: Sexting Texas.

Will and Texas are friends. Very good friends. But, Will has been in love with Texas and isn't sure what to do about it. She has been getting sexy texts from a wrong number and it really turns her on! This intrigues Will, who uses this to begin sending his own sexts to Texas in hopes of changing their friendship into something more. 

Texas is shy, but she is all for releasing a little sexual tension with sexy Will. He pull out all the stops and their friendship eventually turns to much, much, more! 

I absolutely love friends to lovers stories and this one is on the of the BEST I have ever read! Darah's characters are very realistic. I did not want to put the book down until I was finished!

A 5 star rating for Sexting Texas!!

As for the other stories:  They are all wonderful and very entertaining! Only one left me not wanting to read more, but the rest of them were above average!

My overall Rating: 4.5 Stars (which rounds up to 5)

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bio for Linda LaRoque

Linda LaRoque is a Texas girl, but the first time she got on a horse, it tossed her in the road dislocating her right shoulder. Forty years passed before she got on another, but it was older, slower, and she was wiser. Plus, her students looked on and it was important to save face.

A retired teacher who loves West Texas, its flora and fauna, and its people, Linda’s stories paint pictures of life, love, and learning set against the raw landscape of ranches and rural communities in Texas and the Midwest. She is a member of RWA, her local chapter of HOTRWA, NTRWA and Texas Mountain Trail Writers.

Linda writes contemporary western romances, time travel romances and futuristic romances.
Visit Linda at these locations.
Linda’s Amazon Page

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Lorelei Buckley

Debra Jupe
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Darah Lace
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Nese Lane

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Hearts on Fire by Alison Packard Blurb Blitz Tour and Review

Today's post is part of the Hearts on Fire Blurb Blitz Tour presented by Goddess Fish Productions. 
I am also including my review of the book within this post.
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Country music star Jessie Grant has it all. An amazing voice, a string of multi-platinum albums, and a sold-out concert tour. But just before her Hearts on Fire tour rolls into Las Vegas, her lead guitarist is badly injured and is unable to play. Desperate to find a replacement before the night of a televised live show, Jessie is forced to accept help from the last person on earth she wants to see again.

Drew Carmichael has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best up-and-coming musicians in Nashville, without cashing in on his renowned father’s name. When Jessie’s manager calls and asks him to fill in for her band’s injured guitar player, he agrees to help Jessie out even though she cut him out of her life four months ago.

In Sin City, sparks fly between Jessie and Drew, and it isn't long before they give in to their mutual attraction. But when the dark past Jessie has successfully hidden for ten years explodes in the media, their tenuous bond is put to the test, and both Jessie and Drew must learn to trust each other if they don’t want their new found romantic relationship to go up in flames.


As if sensing she was being watched, she turned and their gazes collided across the stage. Her smile faltered as the seconds ticked by. She remained rooted to the spot, so he moved forward. One of them had to make the first move; it looked like it would be him.

“Hey,” he said as he halted in front of her. 

She thanked the roadie, who smiled and left them to attend to Tara and Renee.

“Hello,” she replied, her tone formal and her eyes guarded. “Thank you for agreeing to help us out.”

“You’re welcome.” He rested his arm along the top of his favorite guitar, a Fender Strat that he’d bought when he was sixteen, after years of saving his allowance and hoarding the money he’d earned doing odd jobs around town. 

Although his father had made good money and left them fairly well-off after he died, his mom always believed that he should learn the value of money. It was a lesson he’d learned well, and to this day, he hadn’t touched one dollar of the money his father had left him. He wanted to make something of himself on his own terms, not because he had connections or an inheritance.

“Wally gave me the set list yesterday. It looks like it’s pretty much the same as before,” he said, after an uncomfortable silence.

“For the most part.” Jessie tucked a strand of dark hair behind her ear. “The only difference is, I’ve changed up the order so that some of my older stuff is sprinkled throughout the set. Works better that way.”

He nodded. “So what the hell happened to Kenny? Wally said he broke his arm?”

Jessie rolled her eyes. “The damn fool decided to take a swan dive off the stage, and because he’d had a couple of fireballs before the show, he miscalculated how close the audience was to the stage and fell smack dab onto the concrete floor.”

Drew gasped, equally shocked and amused at the picture she’d painted. “Jesus. Are you serious?”

Her lips curved upwards with a ghost of a smile. It was something, even if it wasn’t the usual mega-watt smile she gave him when they used to hang out together. “It’s true. I couldn’t make something like that up. Broke his arm in two places.”

“Ouch.” He winced, thinking of the pain Kenny must have been in. “So he’ll be laid up for a while?”

“Looks like it,” she said. Then, without warning, her tone turned frosty again, and the laughter vanished from her eyes. “Well, we should get started. Do you feel comfortable with all the songs?”

“Yeah. I could do them in my sleep,” he said, then frowned. “Did that sound cocky?”

“No. Just confident.” Her unreadable eyes roamed over his face. “Wally wants us to do a duet.”

“I know.” 

He’d taken a look at the sheet music and recognized the song immediately. Anybody who’d ever attended a wedding in the last twenty years would probably be aware of the hit ballad that was popular in the early ‘80s. It was a nice song, and one that would suit his and Jessie’s harmonies to a tee.

“I’m not sold on the idea, but he seems to think it’ll be good for the CMT taping.”

“Whatever you decide is fine with me.” He brushed his hair back from his eyes and held her gaze. “I miss talking to you, Jessie,” he said, unable to stop himself. 

Her eyes flickered with some unknown emotion, which vanished as quickly as it came.

“We should get to work. Time’s a wastin’.” And with that, she turned her back on him, moved to the center mic near the front of the stage and never looked back. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alison now lives in Southern Nevada where she’s still getting used to the blistering summers and the slot machines in every grocery store.

When not working at the day job that pays the bills, keeps a roof over her head, and supports her book and chocolate habits, Alison spends most of her free time writing. But when she takes a break, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

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My Review:

What a sweet, fun, and heart warming story! Jessie Grant is an independent country super star who doesn't fall in love easily. Until Drew. Ready to tell him her feelings, she comes face to face with him and his ex - wearing only a towel- and leaves her heart, and her pride, protected.

Jessie's back story is so heart breaking without making her sound like a weak little girl. I love how independent and head strong she is, while being vulnerable and wanting to be loved. Drew really likes Jessie, but doesn't want her to feel like he is using her to advance his singing career. When Jessie's guitar player breaks his arm, Drew comes to the rescue to save the band, and the tour. With a big performance looming in Vegas, someone leaks Jessie's past to the press in hopes that it trashes her reputation. 

Drew is so sweet to Jessie, but she has such a hard time trusting anyone. Even when it is someone that she loves. When she has to tell Drew the truth, she holds back because she doesn't want him to go running. While the angst might seem silly, it's the perfect catalyst to teach them both to trust and love each other. My favorite part of the entire story was the final chapter when they do the duet for the live Vegas broadcast. **SWOON**  

I have never read anything by Alison Packard before, but you can bet I'll be on the lookout for more from her! I definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a feel good story with a happy ending. 

My Rating: 5 Stars 

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