Monday, June 30, 2014

The Seduction #3 by Roxy Sloane release day blitz


The Seduction by Roxy Sloane
The explosive new series continues….

I thought he would protect me.
I believed his beautiful lies.
I wanted to give him everything – and I was willing to pay the price.

Now everything has changed.

He may be the Seducer, but I’ll be the one who takes the ultimate prize:

His heart.

*part three of the sinful, seductive new series*

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Part 1:
All women look the same on their knees with their lips wrapped around my cock. 

You like to think you're different, special somehow. But trust me, I'll have you wet and begging for it before you can think of all those bullshit, good girl reasons why not.

I'm your darkest secret. Your dirtiest fantasy.

Who am I?

The Seducer.

And I've never lost a case.

Until her. Keely Fawes. My mysterious new target.

Someone wants to destroy her -- and I'm their weapon of choice.

Her secrets could be my undoing. Her innocence will ruin me.

But I don't care.

I'm going to show her how fucking good it feels to be bad. She'll come screaming my name if it's the last thing I do.

Part 2: 
Show me a woman who doesn't like to be dominated,
and I'll show you a fucking liar.
It's OK, you can admit it. I won't tell. You want it rough and deep and dirty. You want to hear the steel in my voice when I tell you exactly how to please me. And you want to know, I won't hesitate to punish you if you don't follow my commands to the letter.
 Yeah, that's right. I'll punish you, and I won't go gentle either. I'll bend you over and spank that sweet ass until it's branded with my handprint. Until it hurts so good, you forget where the line is between pleasure and pain.
 Who am I? The Seducer. And now I'm in way over my head.
 I thought she was just a job to me, another girl to screw. But now she's under my skin, and I can't just walk away. My secrets are spiraling out of control, but I can't quit now. She doesn't realize the danger she's facing -- or that her biggest threat is me.
I want to protect her, but I could wind up destroying us both.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle by Pepper Thorn

Princess Rose carries a dangerous curse.
Everyone loves her.

When she turns away each of the princes desperate to marry her, one takes matters into his own hands. He steals her away througah a magic mirror to his own distant kingdom. But nothing in the Crystal Castle is quite what it seems: not the handsome prince, not the mad king she never sees, not even the silent page who becomes her only friend. When Rose finally unravels the maze of secrets and discovers what the prince really wants, she knows she must escape or lose more than her life.

Fans of dark fairy­tales like Cora­line and Clock­works will thrill to the mystery and suspense of Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle.

A middle grade fairytale for ages 8 and up.

My Thoughts:
I hadn't read a fantasy book in quite some time. Usually, I love reading fantasy books all throughout the summer. Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle was the perfect book to get me back into that mindset. It was a short read, yet it was entertaining.

I must admit, the book was predictable. Princess becomes cursed, something bad happens, princess has to save the kingdom. Even though it was predictable, it was still a fun book to read. I loved Princess Rose's personality. She stood up for herself, and didn't take crap from anyone. She's a great role model. I also enjoyed how her curse played out in the book. It played a very vital role in helping her with what she needed to do.

I didn't Trust Prince Raven from the beginning. I could tell right away that he was a jerk who was up to no good. When he avoided her questions and was gone for a while, I immediately became suspicious of him.

The book ends in a weird way. It didn't tie up all the loose ends, which bothered me. However, the way it is done is beautiful. It's the only thing that I didn't predict in the book before it happened. Even though Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle was predictable, I still greatly enjoyed it.

I give Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle: 3/5.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca

Even under the most normal circumstances, high school can be a painful and confusing time. Unfortunately, Lilianna's circumstances are anything but normal. Only a few people know what caused her sudden change from model student to the withdrawn pessimist she has become, but her situation isn't about to get any better. When people begin coming down with a quick-spreading illness that doctors are unable to treat, Lil's worst fears are realized. With her parents called away on business before the contagious outbreak-her father in Delaware covering the early stages of the disease and her mother in Hong Kong and unable to get a flight back to New Jersey-Lil's town is hit by what soon becomes a widespread illness and fatal disaster. Now, she's more alone than she's been since the "incident" at her school months ago.

With friends and neighbors dying all around her, Lil does everything she can just to survive. But as the disease rages on, so does an unexpected tension as Lil is torn between an old ex and a new romantic interest. Just when it all seems too much, the cause of her original trauma shows up at her door. In this thrilling debut from author Yvonne Ventresca, Lil must find a way to survive not only the outbreak and its real-life consequences, but also her own personal demons.

My Thoughts:
I haven't read many natural disaster stories (if you can call bird flu a natural disaster). I'm more of a zombie person. That being said, I really enjoyed Pandemic. I will definitely be reading more natural disaster stories in the future.

The writing of Pandemic was phenomenal. As someone who suffers from frequent anxiety attacks, I thought the author' portrayal of anxiety was extremely accurate. I have never had PTSD, or been through the situation that Lil goes through. However, I thought the author did a great job handling such a delicate topic. I felt for the characters. When something happens to Jay, Ty, Cam, and Lil, I was flipping pages wondering if they were going to get out of their situation.

I liked all of the characters. I don't think I can choose a favorite. All of the characters had a pivotal role in the story. Even the characters that died earlier in the beginning of the story helped to shape the story line into what it became.

I greatly enjoyed Pandemic. It wasn't just the typical apocalypse story. The book had a few things that made it unique. I recommend Pandemic to young adults thirteen and older.

I give Pandemic: 4/5.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

I Used to Think I Was Normal But Now I Take Pills for That by J.L. Black

Humorous stories about everything and anything from attempted murder, competitive football-jerk parents, to what goes on at those personal massage item parties. Sprinkle in a little prison sex envy and some chocolate cream-filled cookies, and it's just another normal day.

My Thoughts:
I was surprised at how much I truly enjoyed I Used to Think I Was Normal, Now I Take Pills for That. The book has been sitting on my bookshelves, collecting dust for several years now (J.L. Black, I sincerely apologize for that). Now, I want to kick myself for not reading it sooner.

The book is full of short stories, which usually isn't my thing. I think that's one of the reasons why it sat on my shelf for so long. Even smaller books with tiny short stories don't usually hold my attention. That wasn't the case with this book. It had me laughing like crazy the whole way through. The author has a great sense of humor.

In J.L. Black's first story, she talks about poisoning her husband's cat. As one of the cat lovers she mentions in the story, I thought I would be deeply offended, but I wasn't. Due to the way it was written, she had me chuckling throughout the story. I could even identify with some of her grievances with cats, such as the hairballs everywhere. Some of the stories I couldn't identify with, such as being Roman Catholic. However, I still found myself laughing at the situations she got herself into.

I loved I Used to Think I was Normal But Now I Take Pills for That. I can't recommend it enough. Anyone who needs a good laugh (and let's face it, don't we all?) will love this book. If J.L. Black releases any more books, you can bet that I will be purchasing them.

I give I Used to Think I Was Normal But Now I Take Pills for That: 4/5.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Secret Affair by Melissa Love

Carter Perry’s world has turned upside down when he finds out that his wife of four years had being keeping a secret behind his back. Carter suspects Keisha of sleeping around with his younger brother, Donte. In order to have the proof he needs to catch them in the act, he put a plan in motion. He tells his wife that he has to go out of town for a business meeting, but what she doesn’t know is that Carter never left the city. He stays around to spy on her. He finally catches them together, but to his surprise Keisha’s secret was too unbearable to forgive!
Follow Carter as his rage leaves him to commit a double murder

My Thoughts:
Secret Affair is one of the worst books I have ever read. I'm not even sure where to begin. There was so much wrong with the book.

First of all, all the mistake drove me absolutely crazy. Normally, I don't mind a few mistakes in a book. I can usually overlook them and enjoy the story. However, Secret Affair had at least five to ten spelling and grammar errors per page (especially towards the end of the book) that made it impossible to focus on the story. Hell, even the cover had grammar issues (although I noticed that the cover has been fixed in later editions).

The synopsis also irritated me. It gives away the ending, which takes away from the anticipation of the story. If you read the synopsis before starting the story (as most people do), you aren't flipping through pages excitedly wondering what happens next because you already know. It's a complete vibe killer. Another thing that bothers me about the synopsis is that it says "He finally catches them together, but to his surprise Keisha’s secret was too unbearable to forgive!". It wasn't to his surprise. He knew that he intended to kill Keisha and her lover long before he followed them.

The last thing that I hated about this book is that I feel it promote violence towards women. Carter, the main character, beats his wife, rapes her, belittles her, and kills her. Yet all throughout the book, he never receives any punishment for his actions. In fact, he is almost looked at as a hero. It feels like the book is saying that everything he did was not only justifiable, but it was right. That's not cool with me.

I really disliked Secret Affair. It's very far and few in-between that a book gets a one star from me, but this book is getting one. I will not read another book by Melissa Love. I do not recommend this book to anyone.

I give Secret Affair: 1/5.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Therapist by Jaden Wilkes blog tour

Title: Therapist
Author: Jaden Wilkes
Release Date:  May 19, 2014

I am a sociopath. 

I know this because I diagnosed myself.

I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from a very prestigious university.

I am charming, attractive, and you probably want to sleep with me.

I take what I want, when I want, and I enjoy picking the most tragic of all my patients to experiment with.

I have no remorse, I am unrelenting in my pursuit of tragedy, and I am about to meet my match.

Her name is not important, I am only allowed to call her Mistress. She is a femme fatale, a patient, and now an obsession.

She will destroy me, I will do anything to get inside of her.

I can already feel her inside of me.

**Trigger warning. This novel contains situations of perversity and dubious consent. It is not a love story, but more of a journey through a few short days in the life of a madman. What you see is not always what you get, reality is altered through his eyes and sometimes there is no happily ever after.

My Review:


As I approach my office, I am hit with a familiar scent. Cigarette smoke. An earthy, fragrant smell that tickles the edge of my memory. I know this brand from somewhere, but I don’t know where.
I follow my nose down the short hallway to my private area and open my door.
Smoke hangs heavy in the air, clouds of it billow away from me as I enter. I cut a path through to find out who fucking dares to pollute my office like this.
“Shut the door, Alexandre,” a smooth female voice announces as I enter my space. I turn and see a figure seated on the couch, a halo of pure white smoke envelops her head and she exhales a languid breath that lingers as she speaks. “We need to talk.”
I don’t know why, but I obey. I shut the door, turn back again and look at her. She seems familiar; I think I’ve seen her before. She’s wearing a cherry red cocktail dress, dangerously high black leather heels and elbow length white silk gloves. Her hair is black and falls in waves around her face; her eyes are just as dark. I stare into them and wonder if they ever end.
“Who are you and how did you get in here?” I demand and walk to the window. “Please put out your cigarette, this is a no smoking office,” I continue and slide the glass open.
“I don’t want to, I feel more comfortable with a cigarette in my hand,” she purrs and smiles at me. Her lips are dark red and her teeth are perfect, white and straight. She’s an incredibly beautiful woman. “Think of it as part of my...treatment.”
“Why are you here this early? Who scheduled you? And once again, how did you get in?” I demand again. She laughs and leans back on the couch, her long legs stretch out in front of her, emphasising their perfect shape.
She doesn’t answer, but says, “Doctor, I believe I have an urgent issue we need to address. Please,” she gestures towards my desk, “have a seat.” She draws one last breath from her cigarette, exhales as I sit and butts it out on the bottom of her shoe. Red, Louboutins. In a flash I remember where I’ve seen her. Just last weekend at the restaurant. She was there, was she watching me?
I take my seat. She doesn’t seem like the type I want to argue with, at least not until I get to know her. I decide to go along with her little game and give her the illusion of being in control until I can determine how she needs to be treated. “Well? What is this about?” I ask and set my satchel down on the floor next to my chair.
She takes the cigarette butt and flicks it onto the floor at her feet. She leans back again and looks me up and down, landing on my face, her own a mask of disapproval. “You have been a very, very wicked boy, Alexandre,” she says, her voice still a purr. She has the slightest accent and draws out the last part of my name with a sexy drawl. It’s not Russian, Eastern European perhaps? Middle Eastern? I can’t tell, and with her ambiguous dark features, I couldn’t put a finger on her ethnicity either. She’s beautiful and a complete conundrum.
“Why would you say that, Miss...what did you say your name is?” I ask her, leaning across the desk. I forgot to give the surface a swipe yesterday afternoon and it still carries the slightest pungent scent of the sex that happened on it. A gentle nudge, a reminder of the wicked things I have done.
“I didn’t,” she says and smiles. She almost moves in slow motion as if underwater, elegant and purposeful. “I’ve been watching you, Alexandre, and I’ve seen you get up to all kinds of terrible things.”
“What kinds of things?” I ask her, deciding to continue engaging in her little delusion until I know more about her.
“Things to women, vulnerable women,” she says and raises an eyebrow. “Patients, women you pick up in bars, are very busy and very wicked.”
“How do you know this?” I ask her, feeling rather uncomfortable at this particular line of accusation. I’m very careful with my activities, especially with patients. “Have you been following me?”
“Not following, but watching. They’re very different thing. I’ve had my eye on you for a while now, you know,” she tells me and watches my reaction.
“What is your name?” I demand again, feeling that familiar sharp prick of anger rising behind my eyes.
“My name is unimportant. You may call me Mistress.”
“Mistress?” I repeat and laugh, “I don’t think it’s appropriate to be calling you that. Now please tell me your name so I have something to call you.”
She leans forward on the couch, crosses her ankles and stares me down. After a moment or two of uncomfortable silence, I realize I have to capitulate to get anywhere with her.
I shuffled a few papers on my desk, look back at her and say, “Fine, Mistress it is. Now why are you here...Mistress?”
She licks her lips and leans back again, extends her beautiful legs and folds her hands on her lap. She is perfection and she knows it. That irritates me somehow and yet I can’t help but hang on her every word. The anticipation of her reply is coursing through my veins.
“I already told you,” she says in her low, melodic voice, “I am here because you have been wicked. I am here to punish you.”
I’m not that into BDSM. I like to tie people up and I am the consummate Dominant man if it comes right down to it...but the way she says it, in the mysterious accent, sends a thrill down my spine. I lean farther across the desk, look her in the eyes and say, “How are you planning on punishing me?”


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Let Love Live by Melissa Collins cover reveal



Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered?

For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He’s become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he’s yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago. 

Conner Michelson is about to change everything Dylan knows. He’s every bit the bad boy persona - tatted up, ex-MMA fighter, but after an injury leaves him unable to fight, he has to rethink his goals. Having just opened his own gym, Conner can cross his first major life accomplishment off his very short list. Next up: find a man he can settle down with and build a family. Seems simple enough - a dream most people have, but when he meets Dylan, his carefree, easy-going life is thrown into a tailspin. 

Determined to keep Dylan in his life, Conner vows to resurrect Dylan's long ago buried heart and let love live once more.


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Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream. 

Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.

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Seth's review of The Lords of Salem by Rob Zombie

Heidi Hawthorne is a thirty-seven-year-old FM radio DJ and a recovering drug addict. Struggling with her newfound sobriety and creeping depression, Heidi suddenly receives an anonymous gift at the station-a mysteriously shaped wooden box branded with a strange symbol. Inside the box is a promotional record for a band that identifies themselves only as The Lords. There is no other information.

She decides to play it on the radio show as a joke, and the moment she does, horrible things begin to happen. The strange music awakens something evil in the town. Soon enough, terrifying murders begin to happen all around Heidi. Who are The Lords? What do they want?

As old bloodlines are awakened and the bodies start to pile up, only one thing seems certain: all hell is about to break loose.

Seth's Thoughts:
Warning, this book contains content most people will find disgusting. Some of the things that are included in the book are the forceful vivisection of a woman so that a coven of witches can sacrifice her unborn child to the devil, said unborn child being skinned alive after having been forcefully removed from mother, spikes being driven into eyes, and various other things. Most of these things occur within the first few chapters. Then there is more. And more. 

I admit, I read the whole book simply because I wanted to see if Rob Zombie could write as well as he could direct. All I got from the book though was disappointment after disappointment. It was just one shock scene after another, after another, after another. There was very little in the way of actual story or character development for anyone in the story. If you want a mindless slasher, do yourself a favor and rent a decent 80’s movie. I can about guarantee it would be loads better than this book. 

Seth gives The Lords of Salem: 1/5.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tug by K.J. Bell cover reveal

We are pleased to share the gorgeous cover for K.J. Bell's newest soon to be released contemporary romance ~ TUG! Be sure to add it to your TBR. TUG, coming June 28th, 2014. correctedTUGjacketGoodreads link: Learn more by visiting author KJ Bell on Facebook:  
Aidan Hunter lost the only girl he ever loved to his older brother. To numb his pain, he drinks in excess, parties too hard, and sleeps with countless women. When his family expresses concern, he does what he's been taught to do—fake it and pretend his life is perfect. Pretend he loves his new girl and pretend his heart isn’t broken.
Maria Santiago is simply trying to survive each day until she finishes college. As a single mother, life is a constant struggle. Add running from a dangerous past and working in the oldest profession, and all she has is hope for a better life. Hope one day she will no longer feel shame and hope her past never catches up with her.
After Aidan pays to spend one wild night with Maria, pretending to be unaffected by her is impossible. Their night comes to an explosive end and Maria hopes she never sees him again, but Aidan refuses to give up. As Maria begins to accept that Aidan’s feelings for her are genuine, someone from her past threatens her life. Aidan’s not intimidated and takes a huge risk to protect her.
Will the risk pay off and allow Aidan the opportunity to provide Maria with the better life she’s been hoping for?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Burn for Me by Lauren Blakely release day launch

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We are thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Lauren Blakely's BURN FOR ME! BURN FOR ME is an amazing novella in the Fighting Fire Series being published through Entangled Publishing’s Brazen imprint!! Start your summer off with a sizzle!

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  About BURN FOR ME: 
  A sexy category romance novella from Entangled's Brazen imprint...  She's the one fire he can't put out... Jamie Lansing has had it bad for firefighter Smith Grayson for as long as they've been friends. Yes, he's ridiculously charming and she might stare a little too long at his abs, but his dirty-talking, rough-around-the-edges ways aren't for her. Plus, she knows that as a serial dater, Smith isn't the type to settle down. But then a terrible, fantastic, mind-blowing mistake leaves her body craving more than one night. Smith Grayson has only ever had eyes for one woman in town--his best friend Jamie. But convincing her a relationship between them will work is next to impossible with her refusing to see beyond his past. But when she asks for a week of no-strings-attached sex to get him out of her system, Smith knows this is his one chance to prove he's not just the man she needs in her bed, but the man she needs in her life. NOTE: 10% of all release week sales will be donated by the author to the National Volunteer Firefighter Support Fund. BUY 

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 Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In UsPretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.       BFM Teaser 2

Ten minutes later, he opened the door and Jamie stood on his porch,
the moonlight illuminating her. The faint glow of the half-light made
her even prettier, her blond hair streaming down her back and over her
shoulders. He was about to make a wisecrack about late-night visitors,
but she pressed her lips against his in the sweetest kiss anyone had
ever given him. In seconds, she’d disarmed him, and a groan escaped
his throat. She brushed her lips lightly against his, kissing so
softly it was as if she were barely there. But that’s what made her
kiss so enticing; it was a promise of more.

They stood like that kissing—only kissing—for minutes, and soon he
threaded his hands into her hair, savoring the soft feel of the
strands on his rough fingers.

“Hi,” he said when she broke the kiss.

“Hi. I have a late-night delivery for you,” she said, and trailed her
hands down his shirt. His breath caught in his throat as her fingers
danced across his stomach, and she smiled as she traced the outline of
his abs. He grabbed her arms gently but firmly, and pulled her into
the house.

“Whatever delivery you have for me I don’t need the neighbors seeing,” he said.

The door was swinging shut as she claimed his mouth again. She kissed
harder this time, sliding her tongue across his, searching his mouth
as she laced her fingers through his. It was as if she were claiming
him, and he wanted that.

“I’m sorry I was worried about Melody,” she said as she pulled away.

“Don’t even think twice about it. I kind of like how you want me all to
yourself,” he said, running his finger along her cheek.

“I do. And I want to do something for you.”

He quirked an eyebrow in question.

“You’ve had a long shift. You work hard. And I want you to sleep well.”

“What do you have in mind?” he said, but whatever it was he was sure
he’d like it, judging from the way hot tension started to roll through
his veins, especially when she wedged herself between his legs,
rubbing against his erection. He grabbed her hips, tugging her closer.

She looped her hands around his waist. “You have the sexiest back,”
she said, and before he could respond, she’d dipped her hands below
the waistband of his shorts, touching his bare ass. “Have I told you
how much I love that you go commando?”

“You have not. Feel free to tell me now.”

“It is so hot,” she said, cupping his cheeks and squeezing. “You might
have the best butt in the world.”
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