Wednesday, August 24, 2016

RUSH by CA Harms #BOOKREVIEW

RUSH by CA Harms
Montgomery Men #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
— SYNOPSIS 
I was running from my husband, a man I thought I’d known. Running from the hell he had put me through.

He’d nearly destroyed the woman I had once been and I would do whatever it took to regain my freedom.

I would lie, and cheat. I would steal if it meant that I never had to go back there.

I’d run and keep running…

But there was one problem. I hadn’t planned for Ashton Montgomery.

He was a distraction I couldn’t allow. Not if I wanted to stay safe. I had to remain distant, but he was relentless and had other ideas.

I caved because I hadn’t thought it all through, not in detail.

If I had I would’ve realized that you can only live in a fantasy world for so long before everything came crashing in around you.

And those lives you’ve destroy along the way, make you no better than the monster you were trying to break free from.

How could I have been so careless? It wasn’t meant to turn out this way. But the Rush of my freedom took control and I forgot how important it was to keep the secret of who I had once been.

And now I had nothing…

Only the fear that the man I’d run from would find me again, and finish what he started.



— PURCHASE 

— REVIEW: 5 STARS 
CA HARMS' BEST BOOK YET!! 

I'm not sure what the author did while writing this novel, but OH.EM.GEE. she certainly NAILED it. Now, I've LOVED all her other books, but this one....this one was just so much better!! WOW! I was HOOKED and I seriously could not put this book down. The story line had more depth, more emotion...GAH! I don't know quite how to explain it, but this book was just EPIC. 

Ashton was DELICIOUS and Kinsley was a strong heroine. I loved how despite Ash being an alpha male, he knew how to treat and love Kinsley, especially after everything she had been through. I loved seeing her character grow and come out of her shell alongside Asheton. It was truly heart-warming. 

The plot had angst-driven scenes, hot and passionate moments, and some humor too (LOVED LEX!). Ashton's brothers we SO DAMN SEXY TOO, I cannot help but feel all kinds of excited to see what Ms. Harms has up her sleeves for this series. 

FIVE MUST-READ STARS!


— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

BRANDY L RIVERS BOOKS!! #ParanormalRomance @BrandyLRivers

Hi, everyone!!
I am SUPER excited to share this with you all! I am a HUGE fan of BRANDY L RIVERS and I've loved ALL her books to date. Now, regarding her PARANORMAL ROMANCE books, I've always asked her for a reading order that includes BOTH her series: Others of Edenton AND Others of Seattle. If you've read ANY of the books in both of these series, you KNOW that her characters ALL connect in SOME way. Well.... As I was harassing her today talking with her today, she sent me the following link which includes the COMPLETE READING ORDER!!

If you're interested in the READING ORDER for BOTH, BESTSELLING series, Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle, click here: ►► http://brandylrivers.com/reading-order-for-others-of-edenton-and-others-of-seattle/

Books DO overlap, making this list even more important to readers that need to read books in order (they're standalones, but you see ALL the characters and get glimpses of their stories in the books).

Now, if you love BUNDLED BOOKS (BOXSETS), get ready to one-click!!

Brandy L Rivers has put all her books in a few SETS!!
►► http://brandylrivers.com/bundled-books/


Monday, August 22, 2016

FILTHY by @HJBellus #BlogTour #Review @PRThehype

FILTHY by HJ Bellus, USA Today Bestseller
Series: The Reckless Series, #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 8

— SYNOPSIS 
From the USA Today and AMAZON best seller, HJ Bellus, comes a sexy romance: FILTHY.

It was just a summer fling.

He taught me his bad boy ways.

And now I’m beyond being saved.

At first it was fun, but now it’s an addiction my skin craves.

All sense of reality disappears and there’s no boundaries holding me in.

My name is Darby and this is FILTHY.


— PURCHASE 

— THE RECKLESS SERIES 
DIRTY, Book #1: FREE for TWO DAYS ONLY!: http://amzn.to/2aFInyK
FILTHY, Book #2: http://amzn.to/2bc9NS4
SCANDAL, Book #3 Coming later this year!

— REVIEW: 5 STARS —




— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
HJ Bellus is a small town girl who loves the art of storytelling. When not making readers laugh or cry, she's a part-time livestock wrangler that can be found in the middle of Idaho, shot gunning a beer while listening to some Miranda Lambert on her Beats and rocking out in her boots.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

LAST DANCE by @ZoeBlackwood: #BookTour #Giveaway #Review

LAST DANCE by Zoe Blackwood
A Novella
— SYNOPSIS —

My name is Parker, and this is my story. It is Joey’s story as much as it is mine, because she is the girl that I will love until I take my last breath. She is the light in the darkest corner and the person whose hand I hope to hold on my last day.

We never know when that might be: The end. The last dance. I didn’t know when mine would be. I didn’t know a lot of things. The best lessons in life hurt the most. That was the thing about betraying the person you loved, there was no way to take it back.

If you can, learn from my mistakes. We never realize what matters the most until we’re faced with losing it, and sometimes not until it’s gone.



— PURCHASE 

— Short Excerpt —
As soon as it was in place, a jeweled crown over her brown hair, I was tossed back to that first night outside the theater when I’d noticed her standing there in a little dress that hugged her figure. Her hair was swaying and she was smiling that big, incredible smile she had when she was mostly unaware of how captivating and beautiful she was.

— REVIEW: 4 STARS 
First off, I want to say how much I loved reading about Joey and Parker. Parker LOVED Joey so much and the author made an excellent job in making that clear as day! I LOVE it when I am able to fully connect with characters while readingit's always a huge, personal plus. 

Parker had made some mistakes, but being able to live everything with him made me understand him and root for him. While LAST DANCE is a short, quick read it's packed emotion and depth. It certainly does not lack anything, in my opinion.

If you're in the mood for a swoon-worthy book boyfriend, this is definitely the book for you!


— ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
Zoe Blackwood is a pseudonym for author, Kim Streible. She resides in Kentucky, surrounded by various wildlife and dogs, because as long as she can remember, there's always been a dog in the house. She hates getting lost on back country roads and sushi. She loves Batman, music and 80's romantic comedies.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

RUSSIAN TATTOOS PRISONER by @KatShehata #GIVEAWAY

RUSSIAN TATTOOS: PRISONER
by New York Times Bestselling Author, Kat Shehata
Series: Russian Tattoos Trilogy #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Tagline: The Russian mafia plays for keeps.
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
— SYNOPSIS —

American tennis player Carter Cook is being held prisoner by the Russian mafia...

Carter is the obsession of mob boss Vladimir Ivanov, a man she once loved. Now a mafia war has erupted on his home turf, and Vladimir’s enemies have put a bounty on her head to force him to surrender. If she is captured, his rivals will deliver a deadly ultimatum—his life in exchange for hers. The price for Carter’s freedom is Vladimir’s blood.

Vladimir holds ultimate power as godfather of the Ivanov Bratva…

He spent five years in a Siberian prison camp and has earned every tattoo inked into his skin. He is a powerful man who rules his crew with an iron fist.

But his enemies have discovered his only weakness—Carter. Vladimir knows if she stays in his world, he is handing her a death sentence, so he vows to get her home and never interfere in her life again. Giving up the woman he loves is the only way to protect her from the bad guys—including himself.

Vladimir’s rivals have a different plan for the ill-fated couple…
Some punishments are worse than death, and the head of the Ovechkin Bratva will go to any length to seek vengeance and inflict maximum suffering on Vladimir.

Carter may be Vladimir’s weakness, but she is also his only hope for survival. When the boss of the Ovechkin family threatens the man she loves, she must fight for Vladimir’s freedom before their rivals can deliver the fatal blow.

Love is blind—but it could also be deadly.


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— PURCHASE 
KINDLE US | KINDLE UK 

— RUSSIAN TATTOOS TRILOGY 
Russian Tattoos: Obsession, Book #1
KINDLE US | KINDLE UK | KINDLE CA

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READ MY 5-STAR REVIEW HERE 

 
 
 
— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
Kat Shehata’s first career involved caring for exotic, dangerous, and adorable animals as a zookeeper. As an author, Kat weaves her love of animals into her work. She is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling children’s book Animals on the Other Side written with Sylvia Browne.

She is also a competitive tennis player and spends her free time playing matches in a recreational league. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, three kids, and an enthusiastic poodle-mix. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Wilmington College, a professional writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati, and a master’s degree in creative writing from Spalding University.



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

UNDISPUTED by AS Teague: #BOOKREVIEW & #GIVEAWAY!

UNDISPUTED by A.S. Teague
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance

Release Date: August 1, 2016
— SYNOPSIS —

I live a life most could only dream of. Parties, women, fame—what more could I want?

As the undisputed MMA light heavyweight champ, I’ve faced the world’s toughest men. But, with a single glance, I knew that the five-foot-five redhead with a smart mouth and innocent eyes would be my hardest opponent yet.

Sidney O’Neil isn’t my type. While I spend my nights out drinking at the trendiest clubs in town, she spends hers taking care of her sick nephew. She lives for those she loves, and I only love myself. She is nothing I thought I wanted, yet she’s somehow become the one thing I need.

But what happens when the world is tipped on end and I’m no longer who she needs?

How do I convince her that we’re worth the fight when all she knows is defeat?

I’ve never lost a match, and I refuse to start now.

But, sometimes, the toughest fight of your life is outside the cage.



— PURCHASE —
KINDLE US | KINDLE UK

— REVIEW: 4-4.5 STARS —
This was a book  I was NOT expecting! It was better, actually!! Breccan was delicious (totally hoping he'd be!), but he was also so much more! He was not just a MMA fighter, he was completely captivating and swoon-worthy! His relationship with Connor was heart-warming.

It was clear as day that meeting Sidney was not something Breccan wanted or imagined. It certainly was everything he needed though....and then some. Sidney (and Connor) changed his life...improved it. They made Breccan a better man, a man he deep inside always was.

UNDISPUTED will make you cry. I promise you that much, but it will also make you swoon and smile. FANTASTIC debut, novel Ms. Teague!!




— EXCERPT 
I’m nervous about what I’m going to say. I’m not sure how she’ll react or if she will even believe me. Afraid I’ll chicken out, though, so I start talking.
“I’m sorry.” The words were surprisingly hard to get out. Apologizing is not something I’ve done often, and I’m not even sure I know how to do it properly.
Sidney raises her eyebrows and presses her lips together. I study her face for any indication of what she’s thinking and notice that her eyes are pink and puffy, like she’s been crying.
The guilt I’ve recently begun experiencing returns. I’m sure I’m the reason for her tears, and the thought of her crying because of me kills. I cup her jaw in my hand before lightly rubbing her cheek with my thumb.
Her eyelids flutter shut and she sighs while tilting her face into my palm. Her reaction gives me the fuel I need to keep going. I pull my hand away, but I’m not ready to stop touching her, so I grab her hand.
“I’m an asshole, Sid. I’ve always been a selfish prick. I’ve never had anyone care about me though, so I’ve always had to be the one to care about me the most. I’m used to doing what I want, getting what I want, and taking what I want. I don’t know how to care about others.” I scrub my palm over my thigh.
“That’s not true, Breccan. I’ve seen you—”
I cut her off with a shake of my head. “I’m a virgin, Sidney,” I say solemnly.
A short burst of laughter escapes her mouth, and she shakes her head. “Yeah, right, Breccan. Do I have ‘dumbass’ stamped on my forehead?” She laughs again.
I rush to explain myself. “Well, I mean, not a virgin virgin. I’m a relationship virgin. I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing here. Hell, I had more finesse the first time I had sex than I do with this whole boyfriend thing.”
Her eyes widen at the word boyfriend, but she only says, “Oh.” Then she takes her hand from mine and brings her thumb to her mouth to chew on the nail.
Disappointed at the loss of contact with her skin, I pull her hand out of her mouth and lace my fingers through hers once again. “After you left, I went to my favorite club.” I purposely leave the part about destroying my kitchen out. “I couldn’t even get out of the car, Sidney. I sat there staring at the people dying to get inside and all I could think about was that I was dying to get out of that life. I don’t want to go to the clubs anymore. I’m tired of that shit. I just want to be with you. Here. On this couch. Eating fucking sushi if that’s what you want.”
I grimace, and she giggles.
It’s the fucking truth. Sitting in my car outside of Raw, all I could think about was how desperately I wanted to feel Sidney’s lips on mine and have her scent in my nose. I would have gladly choked down a pound of that crap if it meant I could go back and undo our fight and what I’d said.
“I’m sorry I freaked out when you called yourself my girlfriend.”
Her face falls.
I use my free hand to tip her chin up before I confess, “I don’t know how to do this. I have nothing to compare this to.” I use my hand to gesture between us. “But I can tell you that I want you. I want to hear you laugh. I want to make you smile. I want to hold you when you cry.” I run my thumb across her cheek. “I can tell you that I need you. I need your mouth on mine, your hair in my hands, your skin under my fingertips” Taking a chance, I lean in and place a light kiss on her lips.
She doesn’t pull away, so I continue speaking.
“I can tell you that no one else makes me laugh the way you do. No one else makes me feel stronger than you do. I miss you all the fucking time, Sid. Every minute of the day that I’m not with you, I’m dying to see you. My phone dings and I hope it’s you. When it’s not, I’m always so fucking bummed.” Lifting my shoulders in a shrug, I admit, “I’ve never felt this way about another person before, and I’m fumbling around like a kid trying to cop his first feel in the dark. I didn’t realize until tonight that I want you to be my girlfriend. I want to do all the cheesy couple things that people do—with you. And, Sidney, I’m really sorry I didn’t remember you from the club. I don’t know how I could have possibly forgotten you. But it’s not because you are forgettable. Because, ever since you fell down your fucking stairs, I haven’t been able to get you out of my head. And I don’t want to.” I blow out a breath when I finish and glance away from her penetrating gaze.


— ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A.S. TEAGUE —
A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.

— GIVEAWAY 

Monday, August 8, 2016

FILTHY by @HJBellus - #BOOKREVIEW #NEWRELEASE

FILTHY by HJ Bellus, USA Today Bestseller
Series: The Reckless Series, #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 8

— SYNOPSIS 
From the USA Today and AMAZON best seller, HJ Bellus, comes a sexy romance: FILTHY.

It was just a summer fling.

He taught me his bad boy ways.

And now I’m beyond being saved.

At first it was fun, but now it’s an addiction my skin craves.

All sense of reality disappears and there’s no boundaries holding me in.

My name is Darby and this is FILTHY.


— PURCHASE 
ONLY .99c FOR RELEASE WEEK!!!

— THE RECKLESS SERIES 
DIRTY, Book #1: FREE for TWO DAYS ONLY!: http://amzn.to/2aFInyK
FILTHY, Book #2: RELEASED TODAY!
SCANDAL, Book #3 Coming later this year! 


— REVIEW: 5 STARS —
“Running is easy, but staying and fighting for love is difficult. Choose wisely.”

OMG. I am absolutely IN LOVE with Rhett and Darby. I loved how much they loved each other! SUCH PASSION and INTENSE CHEMISTRY! Holy hotness—the pages sizzled!

“Rhett,” I whisper onto his lips. Instead of responding, he kisses me gently. “Why do you make it so easy to fall in love with you?”

Rhett and Darby go through a TON of hardships, and by a ton, I mean A TON. Their lives weren't easy, by any means, and their relationship wasn't either. They battled inner demons and outside forces that were very much against them. It was heart-wrenching at times to read, but in the end, everything was worth the pain. Have tissues ready. I promise you will need them.

Overall, I truly loved this book more than book 1, Dirty, which I devoured, by the way! Rhett and Darby were PERFECT for each other in every way possible. Their love story is HOT, raw, passionate, and heart-breaking all at once! It's quite the roller coaster, but one I highly recommend! FIVE FILTHY STARS!

“I love you, Rhett. I’ll always love you."



— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
HJ Bellus is a small town girl who loves the art of storytelling. When not making readers laugh or cry, she's a part-time livestock wrangler that can be found in the middle of Idaho, shot gunning a beer while listening to some Miranda Lambert on her Beats and rocking out in her boots.