Tuesday, March 31, 2015

YESTERDAY RELEASE DAY Black River Pack Boxed Set

I'm such a ditz, I apologize I had a hectic day yesterday and forgot to post this. I loved this series! I will be buying it!
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The Black River Pack Series Box Set by Rochelle Paige
March 30th


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Meet the Tate brothers... and the mates fate has in store for them.

Crying Wolf
Grace Shaw is on the run from her crazy ex-boyfriend who refuses to believe their relationship is over. He's a cop and is willing to use police resources to track her down. So Grace comes up with a plan and tricks his fellow brothers in blue into thinking he is crying wolf a couple of times when he's reported her missing. Little does she know she'll go running into the arms of a real wolf when she finally makes her escape for real.

She just wants to be left alone, but then she meets Hunter Tate - the alpha of the Black River Pack. Grace tries to hold Hunter at arm's length, but there's just no reasoning with an alpha male werewolf who insists she's his mate.

Shoot for the Moon
Eliza Reve knows that her ability to dream of future events sets her apart from others. Her gift became a curse when she wasn't able to save her mother or the alpha's son and she found herself exiled - a lone wolf. When she joins the Black River Pack, Eliza vows never to reveal her talent to anyone. Not even the man who has walked in her dreams for years.

Spencer Tate is her mate, but her visions have told her that he will renounce her. When he doesn't recognize her as his mate, she agrees to the no-strings-attached affair he offers because she thinks it's the most she can hope for. Although her heart breaks as she falls deeper in love with him, she wants to spend as many days with Spencer as possible before he kicks her out of his life.

When Spencer finally comes to his senses, he has his work cut out for him to convince Eliza that he wants her forever. When another she-wolf insists she's his mate instead, things get even more complicated. But Spencer isn't the alpha's second and enforcer because he isn't willing to fight for what's his, and he refuses to settle for anything less than Eliza as his marked and claimed mate.

Thrown to the Wolves
Annora Channing's entire world changes the moment she discovers she's a bear shifter. With mated wolves for parents, she should have been a wolf also. When the man she grew up thinking was her father realizes she isn't his daughter, he devises a plan to use her existence to his advantage in a way that will get her out from under his roof.

When her situation goes from bad to worse, Annora escapes but is badly injured in the process. Luckily, Elias Reve comes to her rescue while on his way to Wolf's Point and the daughter he lost years ago. With nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to, Annora joins him on his journey and ends up running smack-dab into the arms of her mate.

Parker Tate knows Annora is his the moment he lays eyes on her. When he manages to mate and mark her within hours of when they meet, he considers himself lucky. Then the trouble nipping at Annora's heels finds her and Parker realizes the path to claiming his mate won't be as easy as he thought - especially not with the bears involved.

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Four Nights with the Duke by Eloisa James

I read this as an ARC but loved it and Pre-Ordered it when I finished it.

The Desperate Duchesses book eight, Four Nights with the Duke by Eloisa James. I love Eloisa James; she is an eloquent and beautiful writer who tells an intelligent and witty story all the while steaming up your glasses. It was a fun read without anything overly dramatic and devastating happening to the H/h.

Mia is a great curvy heroine, she is a published author with a devoted following the only problem is that she must marry in order to keep her nephew, Charles, out of the wicked clutches of Charles’ uncle from his Mother’s side of the family. She had a fiancé but he jilted her and now she chooses to do something drastic. Vander has always said he would marry for love because of his childhood experience with his parents; that is until Mia appears back in his life. Mia’s father and Vander’s mother had an illicit affair in plain view of everyone. Vander hated his mother and Mia’s father for it. Mia accepted it because she knew they were in love. Mia in her youth was in love with Vander but one poorly written poem that fell in to the hands of Vander and Mia was embarrassed and vowed never to love Vander again; that all changes when Mia blackmails him into marriage.

Mia wrote it all out what she expects of Vander and why she is doing what she is, but Vander still assuming she is in love with him and is blackmailing him because that’s the only way she can get him to marry him writes out stipulations of his own, without reading hers, only giving her four nights a year in his bed. Vander is shocked to find out that she only wanted to be married to him for six months and then get it annulled. Vander disagrees simply stating marriage is forever, he quickly takes his new charge and treats the boy with the clubbed foot like a normal little boy. Vander also takes the news that Mia is a famous author like it’s no big deal. He also deals with the wicked Uncle who just wanted Charlie for his inheritance. Vander also decides that he will make Mia fall in love with him even though Mia is determined not to.

I loved this book, Vander and Mia are great characters and I love the added in notations from Mia on her WIP it almost coincides perfectly with her and Vander’s story. It can be read as a standalone but is a much better experience if you have read the whole series, or at least the last book Three Weeks with Lady X.

Monday, March 30, 2015

EARLY ARC REVIEW Every Move She Makes by Jannine Gallant

I love a romantic suspense book where the heroine is being stalked by a psychopath.

I loved Rachel she is a single mom struggling with three kids one a rebellious teenager who is on the road to being a troublemaker. To get her daughter away from bad influences and to spend some family time together she plans a camping trip. She recently met a handsome man, a San Francisco police officer on vacation who mentioned his brothers business, a campground up in the mountains. Kane Lafferty is on the verge of being burned out he decides to take some time to himself to sort out if he wants to continue being a police officer. Spending the time at his brother campground helping out is the thing he needs, and when the gorgeous woman he met in San Francisco shows up with her girls in tow she is a pleasant distraction. It's an instant attraction that they are willing to find out where it could lead.

After Rachel and her girls leave Rachel is attacked and it turns out this person has been stalking her for a long time. He keeps referring to her by the name of a character she played when she was a soap actress years ago. Scared for Rachel, Kane rushes to her to protect her. Working with her small town Sheriff Kane helps try and track down the stalker all the while winning over Rachel's daughters.

This book had everything I ask for in a romantic suspense; great romance, great suspense and just the right amount of action to keep me turning the page until the end. I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to the next book in the series.  

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ARC REVIEW Flirting with Fire by Kate Meader


“Sexy and sassy…I loved this book!” #1 New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux

I think I just found a new must buy series. Flirting with Fire is book one in Kate Meader's series Hot in Chicago. She released a novella, Rekindle the Flame, in the anthology in Baby it's Cold Outside a prequel to the series and I loved that story. When I first finished the book I marked on Goodreads four stars, but after a few days the story has set with me and I am still thinking about it and with that I think I need to give it the extra star because it's really stuck with me. It's going to be one of those books that I will still be think about it months from now. On a personal note I have a soft spot for Fireman Romance, I grew up the daughter of a fireman and they always resonate with me. Luke is a hot headed but he his fiercely loyal to his family and his fire house; once scorned by his now ex-wife he is now jaded about love. Kinsey is career driven and it has already cost her one relationship one month before the wedding she gets dumped after moving halfway across the U.S. for him.


A man this smoking should set off alarms…
PR guru Kinsey Taylor is done with men—especially ones who refuse to respect her talents just because she’s a woman. Given the assignment of rehabilitating the reputation of Chicago’s Engine Company 6, she isn’t going to let anybody tell her how to do her job, including firefighting Luke Almeida. Even if he does make her hormones rage like a blazing building.
Before it’s too late to douse the flames…

Luke figures he knows how to run his firehouse just fine, and that doesn’t include having to prance around half-naked for the Men on Fire calendar scheme cooked up by some ice princess publicist in a tight skirt and man-killer heels. But if he’s going to be driven mad by this media circus, he’s determined to have his revenge by making Kinsey crazy, too—for him.
And when fire meets ice, one thing is certain…there’s going to be plenty of steam.

I love the chemistry and the comradery in the book and the sneak peek into future books about the other siblings. Luke is hot, my favorite kinda man, not afraid to back down and loyal almost to a fault. Kinsey is doubtful of her own ability to keep an man, thinking all men say they want a strong woman until they live with one for a while then change their minds and want a soft biddable woman, much of what her former fiance did to her. Luke soon realizes where his life is going and what he needs to do to get back on a path that is best for him, now he just has to convince Kinsey that she is pivotal to his happiness. The next book is Playing with Fire and I can't wait!! 

ARC REVIEW Lust Actually by Heather Long

A brand new series from Fated Desires Publishing, a twelve book series with twelve different authors writing for each of the twelve zodiac signs. First up is Heather Long and the Zodiac Sign of ARIES...

What's hotter than the Texas sun? Two Aries finding out it's not just lust but love. Norah Silver is a brilliant radio show host bring zodiac enlightenment and advice to the late night listeners of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area; it's what she loves but her day job earns the money and her plan is to pay off all her student loans before she will even think about settling down she hasn't had a real relationship since college. Ethan Andrews is content with his life, even as a child he knew he would grow up to be well off and after being a very good salesmen he is at a turning point of his life he just doesn't know it until he meets Norah. 

This is a good book! Norah and Ethan really steam up the pages. Insta-lust they meet in an airport bar and spend the night getting to know each other, no I mean they really do they spend the whole time talking. Ethan is a traveling salesman and is good at it, they keep in contact while he's gone and make plans to see each other again. Ethan soon falls head over heals in love with her and while he is planning his life around her Norah's radios show is taking off and she doesn't want Ethan to change his life just for her. But Ethan is an Aries after all and he won't give up even if it means waiting until Norah realises Ethan is what she needs.

RELEASE DAY BLITZ Say Something by T.A. Roth

What most girls search a lifetime for…
I felt it the minute he set those whiskey colored eyes on me.
We had it in spades…
My body was drawn to hers the moment she set foot into the room.
What happens when you both have pasts that threaten the future?
Do you do nothing?
Do you Say Something?


Twenty–two-year-old Ari Munoz prefers to keep men at an arms’ length.  So when her best friend Vonne guilts her into going to a frat party, she couldn't think of a worse way to spend her night.  That's until she sparks the interest of love’em and leave’em Ben Rodriguez. She knows she shouldn’t trust him, but the electricity she feels when they lock eyes is something she's never felt before.

Twenty-two-year-old Ben Rodriguez has it all, and his senior year marks the beginning of even bigger things to come.  He's a football star, fraternity president, and his endless pick of beauties makes him the envy of all of his frat brothers.  So why is a pair of long legs and hazel eyes making him want to throw out his rules?
Ari has her secrets.
Ben has his rules.

What happens when both your pasts threaten your future?
Say Something...
*This novel contains adult themes and language.  18+ please.  This is book one in a series and contains a cliffhanger.
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T.A. Roth is a wife and mother of two funny and crazy kids.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.  When she’s not beautifying clients as a stylist/make-up artist at her day job you can find her reading, fangirling her favorite authors, or singing along to the radio.  After getting the opportunity to read the debut novel of a then client now friend something clicked.  Her “what the hell” attitude kicked in and a year later, here we are.  
Say Something… A new adult romance is her debut novel.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ARC REVIEW Assassin Queen by Chandra Ryan

Assassin Queen is book one in Chandra Ryan 's Forsaken Kingdom. It was a quick read I wish there was more to it; I wish it got a little more in depth about the world they are in  and it's history and a little more action. I like it, it a great idea I love the characters and the storyline and look forward to more.

Lilavati loves her kingdom and her mother but her stepfather is evil and jealous of her as the rightful heir. When he mother gets pregnant, her step father threatens Lilavati death or exile. At the age of sixteen Lilavati runs for her life with her betrothed promise that upon her return he will be there with the other soldiers to fight with her. For ten years Lilavati has worked as a mercenary, an assassin with her own band of men to fight with her among them them a powerful sorcerer, Kirin. Kirin has always loved Lilavati but has kept at a distance since her heart is already sworn to another.

Ten years after her exile and Lilavati's mother has died and her kingdom has fallen into ruin. Her stepfather has sent assassins after her to finally get rid of her. Lilavati has decided to go back and fight for her kingdom. Kirin goes with her to make sure she doesn't lose herself in her new title. But things are not always as they seem.  

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH Easy with You by Kristen Proby

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We are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring you the Release Day Launch for Kristen Proby's EASY WITH YOU!! EASY WITH YOU is an Adult Erotic Romance novella filled with suspense in Kristen’s With Me in Seattle Series!! Kristen's beloved characters, sexy situations, and suspense!? Run, don't walk, to Amazon and one click this bad boy!

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 “You didn’t ask for her number.” She scowls and pokes her finger into my chest. I look down at it, then glance up at her with a raised brow. 
 “You just assaulted an officer.”  
 “I did?” She swallows hard. 
 “Yes. I might have to arrest you.”
 “With handcuffs?” She smiles gleefully, clearly excited at the thought.  
 “Would you like me to arrest you with handcuffs?”  
 “Hell to the yes!”  
 “Kate?” There’s suddenly a very tall, very irritated man standing behind the fiery redhead, staring daggers into me. I can’t help but laugh.  
 “I’m talking to the hot Asher,” she says, not turning to look at him. “I assaulted him, and he’s a cop, and he’s going to put me in handcuffs.”  
 “No, I don’t believe he will.” 
I laugh again. “There’s nothing going on here, man.” 
 “Come see Lila!” Kate takes my hand, pulling me from my stool to the table behind us. Most of the women have cleared out, leaving just a few, including the sexy as fuck woman I met on the plane yesterday. “Where did everyone go?”  
“Declan took them home,” Lila replies, and her hand stops midway between the table and her lips, holding her drink. Her violet eyes widen when she sees me. “Hi.”  
“We meet again.” I sit next to her, my fingers itching to plunge in her dark hair and brush it over her shoulder. “How are you, Lila?”  
“Fine.” She clears her throat and smiles at me. “I didn’t think I’d ever see you again.” 
“A happy coincidence,” I reply softly. “You look beautiful.”  
And she does. Her eyes are a bit glassy from the alcohol, her cheeks just a little flushed. Her hair is straight and falls down her back and over her slim shoulders. Before I can ask her questions about her trip here, or anything about her, we are soon pulled into the conversation with the others at the table. But when Kate asks Lila if she’s ready to go, I’m shocked when Lila responds with, “I’m gonna have Asher take me home.”

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 Nothing has ever come easy for Lila Bailey. She’s fought for every good thing in her life during every day of her thirty-one years. Aside from that one night with an impossible to deny stranger a year ago, Lila is the epitome of responsible. Steadfast. Strong. She’s pulled herself out of the train wreck of her childhood, proud to be a professor at Tulane University and laying down roots in a city she’s grown to love. But when some of her female students are viciously murdered, Lila’s shaken to the core and unsure of whom she can trust in New Orleans. When the police detective assigned to the murder case comes to investigate, she’s even more surprised to find herself staring into the eyes of the man that made her toes curl last year. In an attempt to move on from the tragic loss of his wife, Asher Smith moved his daughter and himself to a new city, ready for a fresh start. A damn fine police lieutenant, but new to the New Orleans force, Asher has a lot to prove to his colleagues and himself. With a murderer terrorizing the Tulane University campus, Asher finds himself toe-to-toe with the one woman that haunts his dreams. His hands, his lips, his body know her as intimately as he’s ever known anyone. As he learns her mind and heart as well, Asher wants nothing more than to keep her safe, in his bed, and in his and his daughter’s lives for the long haul. But when Lila becomes the target, can Asher save her in time, or will he lose another woman he loves?

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A Message from Kristen Proby:

  Dear readers, As you know, the With Me In Seattle series came to a close earlier this month with the eighth and final installment, FOREVER WITH ME. I've been steadfast in my decision that there would be no further stories from the series, no spin-offs, nothing more. In my mind, it was complete. And I still feel that the Montgomery/Williams families are complete, and I maintain that I'm happy with their happy-ever-afters. But, I've also heard you when you've said that Asher, Matt Montgomery's partner in TIED WITH ME, deserves to have a happily ever after for himself and his daughter Casey. So, when the lovely ladies from 1001 Dark Nights asked me to participate in their wonderful project, I thought long and hard about whose story it should be about. Seattle is finished, and I've moved on to New Orleans for the new Boudreaux Series... And then it occurred to me: why not do both, and offer a companion novella to each of the series? And so, because you, the reader, has been so insistent that you want to see Asher and Casey find their perfect person, I'm excited to introduce you to EASY WITH YOU. I think you're going to love Asher and Lila's love story this spring... Happy Reading, Kristen Proby

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ABOUT KRISTEN PROBY: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.      

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

New From J.C. Daniels!!

J.C. Daniels had announced a new story from the World of Kit Colbana for more information go to Shiloh Walker's page and an excerpt.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

ARC REVIEW Monster Chef by Margaret McHayzer

I received an ARC as part of the Release Day Blitz yesterday. I loved this book it was the perfect blend of romance, emotional turmoil, and hot hot hot scenes. Monster Chef is a Second Chance at Love Romance; not for two long lost loves but for two people who had love and lost only to find it again with each other. I loved the book it splits the POV between the two main characters it was like listening Toni Collette and Gerard Depardieu in my head. Not looks wise; I was imagining two completely different people, it was described so well no celebrity imagining was needed. The dirty talking and erotic parts are very enticing. The story was emotional, but not so devastating I was in tears the whole time, I spend an equal amount of time laughing and wishing I could.. oh wait TMI.

Holly and Pierre have something in common they have both lost the loves of their lives. Pierre lost his wife to cancer; she was the woman he left France for and moved to Australia. He spent twenty years building his career up and after his wife died it was all he has. Holly lost her husband to a freak car accident and now she is left to raise her daughter all by herself. With her Mother-in-laws help watch her precocious daughter, Emma, she wants to find a job to give herself something to do. She applied for a waitress but was given the job of maitre'd because her past history and her ability to stand up to the ill tempered head chef. To Holly, Pierre is arrogant and to Pierre, Holly is insufferable. But when a customer gets out of hand and Holly lands in the hospital Pierre suddenly realizes she means more to him then he thought. Even her daughter Emma wins a place in his heart and immediately sets out to win them both over. Both Pierre and Holly have their issues to work through and their story about coming together is very touching, and Pierre's dirty talking is wow.          

SPOTLIGHT TOUR and awesome GIVEAWAY! Feeding the Fire by Andrea Laurence

Title: Feeding the FireAuthor: Andrea LaurenceRelease Date: March 16, 2015Genre: Contemporary Romance


Pepper has no interest in Grant Chamberlain…until she accidentally wins him at a school auction and finds the mega-hot firefighter impossible to ignore. Find out what happens next in the second playful and sexy ebook romance in the Rosewood series!

Living in the small town of Rosewood, Alabama, hairdresser Pepper Anthony has one rule—never date a Chamberlain. She’s always said, “the only thing worse than being ignored by a Chamberlain is being dumped by one.” But Grant Chamberlain, town fireman, isn’t used to rejection, and Pepper has consistently turned him down since high school. She isn’t intimidated by his family; she’s one of the few who refuses to take their crap.

When Grant volunteers at the charity bachelor auction, to his surprise, Pepper buys him. She hadn’t meant to, but Adelia Chamberlain dropped a cold drink in her lap, sending her leaping into the air at precisely the wrong moment. Suddenly she had a massive bill to the town and Grant at her disposal. Since the money has to come from her “restore the house” fund, she decides to use Grant for manual labor instead of romantic dinners. Grant is happy to help, sweaty and shirtless, because one way or another, he’s going to get Pepper to admit she’s attracted to him. All it takes is a small spark, and soon they’ll be fanning the flames.

Grant stepped out from behind the curtain to a roar of applause. The minute the lights hit him, Pepper felt her heart skip a beat in her chest like she’d been hit with paddles of a defibrillator. He was wearing a black, slim-fit suit with a black shirt and tie. Even though he was indoors and it was nighttime, he was wearing his trademark Ray-Ban sunglasses. The glasses always seemed to accent the square line of his jaw and the sharp angle of his nose. His full lips curled into his charming smile, with the slightest hint of a dimple visible on his cheek. It reminded her of him looking at her, just like that, from between her trembling thighs. Damn him for being so sexy. His confidence made him that much more attractive. And frustrating. And irritating. Her fingers itched to reach for her paddle, but she resisted. She wasn’t going to pay for his time, even when he smiled at her that way. “The lucky lady with the winning bid will go with Grant to a romantic dinner at Brio’s in Birmingham and if she likes, he’ll take her on an exhilarating ride down a windy country road on the back of his motorcycle.” Pepper could almost see all the wild fantasies rushing through the heads of every woman in the room. It was a nice thought—hair blowing in the wind, thighs clamped around Grant’s narrow hips, arms wrapped around his waist. Even she could imagine the hard feel of his abs beneath the thin cotton of his T-shirt and the vibration of the engine against her most sensitive parts. There was a rumble of approval as they readied their paddles and sized up their competition. Good luck to them, Pepper thought. Like a beach ball bouncing around the room, the bids flew fast and furious. Before long, they’d topped three thousand. Suddenly Pepper felt awkward. Even though she and Grant weren’t dating, she didn’t exactly want to sit around and watch other women battle for him. Looking around the room, she spied Adelia Chamberlain coming back to her table with a glass of ice water. Maybe another drink would help. Or perhaps it was the right time for a restroom break. She could beat all the other women that would rush the ladies’ room when the auction ended. Pepper slipped her purse onto her shoulder and picked up her paddle so she could dump it in the bathroom trash can. “I’m going to get some air,” she whispered to Ivy, then started to get up. The ambush was sudden and unexpected. When they first came in Pepper had noticed the cable that the A/V people had taped to the floor, but the room was much darker now. Adelia didn’t see it and caught the toe of her shoe on it. She didn’t fall, thank goodness, but she did stumble, slinging her full glass of ice water into Pepper’s lap. With a cry of surprise and alarm, Pepper leapt out of her chair, holding her arms high to avoid the water that practically covered her from neck to knees. “Four thousand!” Allison Price announced from the stage. The MC’s words were an even larger shock to Pepper than the water. She turned her head toward Grant and the action onstage. He was looking straight at her with a wide smile of confidence across his face. He winked at her, and Pepper felt her stomach sink into her boot. Allison was pointing in Pepper’s direction, trying to coax a higher bid out of the audience. Yes, please, she screamed in her head. Make it forty-five hundred. Hell, make it four thousand and one penny. Just outbid her. She was answered with deafening silence. The only one in the room making a sound was Allison up on stage. It seemed that suddenly, all the battling women seemed to give up. Even Grant wasn’t worth that much, it seemed, and she agreed. “No!” Pepper shouted, but there was no stopping it. “Going once . . . going twice . . .” “I didn’t mean to—” “Sold! To the lady in the blue sweaterdress, paddle twenty-two!” Pepper looked down at her dark blue sweater, suddenly made even darker by the spreading water mark. Her damned paddle, the one she never wanted to begin with, was still in her hand. She watched as it slipped from her fingers, clattering to the ground in slow motion as the gravity of the situation caught up with her. Four thousand dollars. She’d just bid four thousand dollars. Because of well-aimed ice water. “Oh, Pepper,” Miss Adelia fussed, dabbing her with an inadequate cocktail napkin and shaking off the well-meaning hands of the folks that were more concerned about the older woman nearly falling. “I am so sorry. I didn’t even see that silly cord,” she said. “Is your dress okay?” She couldn’t respond. All Pepper could do was close her eyes and try to keep the tears of frustration and aggravation from rushing down her cheeks. She had just paid four thousand dollars for a date with Grant Chamberlain.

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Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she's working on her own "happily ever after" with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody's business.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

RELEASE DAY BLITZ Monster Chef by Margaret McHayzer

Title: Monster Chef
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
 Release Date: March 18, 2015


Holly Walker had everything she’d ever dreamed about – a happy marriage and being mum to beautiful brown-eyed Emma - until an accident nineteen months ago tore her world apart. Now she's a widow and single mother to a boisterous little 7-year-old girl, looking for a new start. Ready to take the next step, Holly has found herself a job as a maître d’ at Table One, a once-acclaimed restaurant in the heart of Sydney. But one extremely arrogant Frenchman isn't going to be easy to work with...

Twenty years ago, Pierre LeRoux came to Australia, following the stunning Aussie girl he'd fallen in love with. He and his wife put their personal lives on hold, determined for Pierre to take Sydney's culinary society by storm. Just as his bright star was on the upswing, tragedy claimed the woman he was hopelessly in love with. He had been known as a Master Chef, but since his wife’s death he has become known as Monster Chef.

Can two broken people rebuild their lives and find happiness once more?

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**Bound by custom or unique by choice.**

There's something about the written word that's pure magic.

Possibly it's the fact that there are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and they can create something so beautiful or so empowering that they're able to change our lives.

How important is it that we break suit and stretch our minds?

I like to think of myself as 'unique'. My stories aren't for everyone, and sometimes I may push what you believe to be 'normal'.

Normal is subjective.

I prefer to be known as a person who's never been 'bound by custom' but is 'unique by choice'.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

ARC REVIEW Haunting Suspicions by Kate Richards

Haunting Suspicions is another book from Fated Desire's Paranormal by Mistake line it is also book one in the new series Goldland by Kate Richards. I enjoyed the book it went where I wasn't expecting but... it ended too quickly for me. It was a rather abrupt ending and I wish there was more to it. I liked it enough that I would more than likely read the others in the series; the characters were well thought out and really likable.

Alden is the host for a paranormal debunker reality T.V. Show, Not On My Watch. His next job is the sudden appearance of the Indigo Princess ghost that haunts the tiny town of Goldland. Alden started his search but instead of finding a ghost he found Orlena. Orlena a cat shifter and the towns teacher, knows the secret behind the Indigo Princess, hesitant at first to start the hoax but the life of the town and the pack depends on it. Orlena's ancestors were the inspiration behind the ghost, and it has kept the town thriving. Alden and Orlena fall into insta-lust and all common sense went out the window. Orlena should have known better than to have unprotected sex on the full moon, now she needs to keep a close eye on Alden. She doesn't realize who Alden is until the next day when the rest of the crew shows up. Orlena is confused and stuck between a rock and a hard place knowing who Alden is and what he does and the fact that she may have just turned him into a cat shifter.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ARC REVIEW Before I Fall by Jessica Scott

Before I Fall is Jessica Scott's first jump in the New Adult genre and like her other books she does it well. New Adult isn't my favorite genre but I love Jessica Scott and she carried her talent over to this new series. A friend I review with on Ramblings from this Chick reviewed this also and I think she said it best, "...Scott does not sugar coat life in or out of the military". I think that is what I like so much about her, the raw emotions and no sugar coating; she is one of the few authors who makes me cry and I love it.

Beth Lamont has struggled with the hardships of life ever since her father came home wounded from war and her mother left at the age of sixteen. Struggling with her father's drug and alcohol problem because of back pain the VA classified as not their problem but the hospital charities classify as a VA problem. Beth has worked hard and using her her father's GI Bill to pay for her college education at a high dollar school and working two jobs as her stats professor's TA and as a waitress. I wouldn't say Beth hates everything Military she just hates what it does to the people in it and their families. When her stats professor offers her a job tutoring a former soldier she only gives in for the sheer fact she needs the money.

Noah Warren joined the military early to avoid a bad family situation, now out and officially a college student he is lost in a world he doesn't know. It has been years since he was a civilian and everything has changed. Noah made a promise to his LT and he intends to keep it and if that means stepping out of his comfort zone then so be it. To ensure his success he was even hired a tutor. He never expected a woman like Beth. Struggling to understand Beth has a way of explaining it to where he understands. Noah also has a very dirty mind when it comes to her he is obsessed with her body but also her strength, her intellect. When he is with her he can almost forget his own problems and he has his own fair share of problems. Noah understands Beth hesitancy when it comes to the relationship but they give it a go and Noah stand by her when her father's situation worsens. But when faced with the truth about Noah, Beth freaks a little, ok she over reacts.

I find myself at a loss of words when I have to describe Jessica Scott's books, they are angsty but not too angsty; she'll more than likely make you cry and she's an intelligent person and it transfers over to her books. She can tell a story from both sides because she understands the psychology behind why people would do certain things in certain situation. Which is great for this book because it is told in first person from both Noah and Beth's POV. Overall this was a great transition book for Jessica Scott.      

ARC REVIEW Asylum by Jeannette de Beauvoir

Asylum is a mystery thriller that takes place in Canada. Jeannette de Beauvoir took actual events from Montreal's past, the skeleton in the closet that no one likes to talk about and and weaves a fictional story around these events. The fact that this was based on actual events makes the story all that more enjoyable and heart breaking. This book is not a romance it is strictly a mystery thriller. The main character Martine LeDuc is the head PR for the mayor's office, she is married to a quite a character, I almost wish he was in it more. Martine gets partnered up with a stereotypical rich boy who disappointed the family by going into social services, ie. Police Detective. It's a wonderful mystery and it satisfied my craving for one. It keeps you guessing up until the very end.

Martine loves her job as the director of PR for the mayor's office, the mayor not so much. Montreal has had a series of murders over the summer and  the mayor is afraid it will affect the upcoming tourist season, so he puts Martine in the position of liaison between the mayors office and the police. Martine isn't pleased with it but she finds out one of her workers was dating the latest victim, and she promises to do her best. Police Detective Julian Fletcher is assigned to help Martine. The theory on the serial murders is sexual, they were all raped and posed on different park benches, they were also mutilated. Julian has a different theory. All the woman didn't have anything in common, that they have found yet. Together with Martine's help they uncover that each of the woman were looking into the past, specifically the orphanages and asylums back in the fifties and sixties.

Running parallel to Martine's story are what looks like diary excerpts from a girl who was forced into an orphanage for being a bastard. At the end of most chapters is a little bit of what she went through and what she uncovered in her time at the orphanage and then the move to the asylum. Its adds a touch of drama and foreshadowing. I read this straight through, it was so good. The Author's note at the end separates truth from fiction and the truth of the story makes you cry.