Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Book Reviews - SOLSTICE BURN and CARNAL RISK by Kym Grosso

Author: Kym Grosso
Series: CLUB ALTURA Prequel
Genre: Erotic Romance
Temptations flare in the hedonistic tropics when wealthy philanthropist and professional deep sea diver, Chase Ellsworth, rescues a beautiful woman at sea.

Penny Travis, a big city lawyer, may have been looking for relaxation at the exclusive adults' resort, but she soon embraces adventure, submitting to secret fantasies within the arms of her charismatic hero.

~ 4.5 STARS~

SOLSTICE BURN by Kym Grosso is quick and HOT read you should definitely pick up! This was my first book by this author and I must say, I’m a fan. SOLSTICE BURN is the prequel to Kym’s new series, CLUB ALTURA – which FYI, I’ve started and it’s fantastic.
This novella follows Chase and Penny’s story. Right from the very beginning I enjoyed how this installment was written. It allowed me to fully understand the characters and their personalities…which let me tell you, they were quite the opposite.

Chase was more of a free-spirited kind of guy, while Penny was all about focus and control. This was mainly why I believe Penny needed Chase in her life. She needed to actually live her life, instead of just existing through it. Fate truly intervened here by bringing these two souls together. Their chemistry sizzled ad I truly felt it!

Now, while SOLSTICE BURN was a quick read, it did not feel short or lacking. I actually enjoyed just as much as I do a regular-length novel, so props to the author for developing the plot line and characters so well! Go one-click this one! I highly recommend it! :) 4.5 stars!


Author: Kym Grosso
Series: CLUB ALTURA #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Powerful CEO, Garrett Emerson’s, life and corporation are built on a foundation of risk taking and top secret priorities. He works hard, but plays even harder. When tragedy strikes, the charismatic and sexy billionaire takes the gamble of his life by bringing a beautiful consultant into his inner sanctum, exposing her to his exclusive society of extreme athletes who are adventurous both in business and pleasure. Inexplicably drawn to the intriguing woman, Garrett teaches her to face her fears, bringing them both to new levels of ecstasy.

Selby Reynolds, a high profile technology specialist, reluctantly accepts an engagement at Emerson Industries. Discovering secrets and uncovering clues to a murder, she’s swept into Garrett's dangerous but seductive life of luxury. Captivated by the world renowned capitalist and adventurer, she’s convinced he could crush her heart. As he pushes her sexual limits and their erotic play intensifies, Selby finds it impossible to resist the one man who turns her darkest fantasies into a reality.

When Selby’s life is threatened by a killer, carnal lessons of trust are put to the test, forcing them to choose who is friend and who is foe. Can Selby give her heart to a man who revels in the excitement of flirting with death? Will they prevail against an enemy who threatens to tear apart Garrett’s world, including the fragile connection with the woman he seeks to claim as his own?

~ 4.5 STARS ~

If you are a fan of Romantic Suspense | Erotic Suspense novels, drop everything and one-click CARNAL RISK now. I absolutely loved it and loved even more the fact that it kept me guessing who did what and why all throughout the book. Quite the page turner! I needed to know what would happen next, and it’s always an amazing feeling when an author manages to evoke such curiosity from me as a reader.

Garret was YUMMY. Heck, Lars was pretty yummy too, so suffice it to say I enjoyed reading about the secondary characters just as much as the main (huge plus for me!). Garret was beyond successful and quite the alpha…did I mention he was yummy? *Wink!* His business was rather unusual and very secretive. In fact, in order to work for him, you needed clearance. So, when his friend and co-worker dies mysteriously, all hell breaks loose.

Selby was a BADASS heroine. She was super intelligent and her line of work was pretty darn cool too. She handled top secret projects that required high clearance as well. So you can see how Garrett and Selby come together. Lars hires Selby to find a replacement for Evan, Garrett’s friend. An easier-said-than-done task, you see. Garrett was convinced Evan’s “accidental” death was anything but an accident, so he was very hesitant where anything Evan-related was concerned.

Now, I won’t go into any more of the details concerning the storyline because it’s FULL of twists and turns, ones you need to experience yourself. The suspenseful side of this book really kept me turning the pages and the romantic and HOT side, kept me swooning all through the very last page. Garret and Selby’s story is one a HIGHLY recommend if you’re anything like me and love an amazing romantic suspense! I cannot wait for the next installment in this series! Kym Grosso, I’M A FAN.


Kym Grosso is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. She also has a new erotic romantic suspense series, Club Altura Romance. In addition to romance novels, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She is also a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym enjoys reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.

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Book Blitz: OTHERS OF SEATTLE - BOX SET 1 by Brandy L Rivers

Others of Seattle – Box Set 1
Author: Brandy L Rivers
Genre: Paranormal Romance
– Blurb –
✦ Nights Embrace ✦
It all started with a song.

Roxy was instantly captivated by his voice.

Trevor couldn't stay away, despite fearing his reality would scare her away.

Everything is about to change. Roxy will learn there's a whole world she's only dreamed of.

Can they survive an age old vendetta? Will love prevail? Or will the truth be too much for Roxy?

✦ Storm Mistress ✦
Nothing is as it seems.

Everything Isadora wants is right in front of her. But as her best friend, Toryn is off-limits.

Toryn has a long past full of secrets. Until the truth comes out, she can't know how he really feels.

When she's attacked by her own kind the old rules no longer apply.

After a decade of misdirection and omissions, can Isa still trust Toryn’s only goal is to protect her?

✦ Accepting Fate ✦
Accept fate, or it destroys you...

Michael Nights hides his true nature. His first love, Amanda, convinced him he was a monster when she left.

Gwen Fate takes one look at Mike and is captivated. She wants to know all his secrets.

Amanda deLuna has changed, but was it for the better? She can offer Mike what he always wanted.

Mike will have to choose, the life he wished for? Or his fate?

✦ Red Queen ✦
Joey Mullins is the man who got away. Desire will stop at nothing to get the werewolf back in her bed.

When Joey learns Red Queen is playing at the same music festival he goes on high alert. He has no doubt an old flame is out for Sorcha’s blood.

Sorcha has seen Desire use dark magic to manipulate Joey against his will. That doesn’t scare her. She’s willing to fight dirty to keep her man.

~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brandy L Rivers ~
I've always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I'm working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share.

I'm a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Right Next Door by AJ Pryor

Title: Right Next Door
Author: AJ Pryor
Addison Peacock has been stuck in the same seaside town her entire life. When her college boyfriend proposes the night before graduation, she can finally see the future she'd always dreamt about. But the sudden illness of her father causes her to put that future on hold, and her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he'll return.

Now, five years later, he's kept that promise. There's only one problem . . . he's already married. Crushed twice by the same man, Addison needs a distraction, someone to get her back on her feet and mend her broken heart. As luck would have it, Damian Walker has just moved in next door.

Having rebuilt his own life after a drunk driver stole his career, his heart . . . everything, Damian knows what it's going to take to get Addison's life back on track. But he's not going to be anyone's rebound. His life is complicated . . . there's no room for one-night stands. Until Addison knows what she's looking for, neighbors are all they'll ever be.

One shared wall, two sun-kissed balconies, and a chance at love...a twist of fate. Could the possibility of a future be right next door?

 Barreling out of her apartment in black leggings and a white tank that accentuates those perfect breasts I’m thinking this run, may be the death of me. I already want to trail my hands along the smooth curves of her hips and take those tight black pants right off her body. My breath gets shallow as I near her, my body reacting to what she does to me. 

She seems tense, worried about something as I approach. Her top lip is securely hidden under her straight white bottom teeth and she’s eyeing me as I walk toward her.

“Loosen up, Addison. I’m not going to bite.” Running my hand along her ponytail, I give it a slight tug before heading down the stairs, assuming she’ll follow. “Unless of course you ask me to.” 

I’m at the bottom of the staircase stretching, and she’s still waiting up top. Where’s the playful girl from ten minutes ago?

 “You coming?”

Whatever had been bothering her seems to vanish as she puts her smile back on and bounces down to me. “Not yet,” she mumbles as she descends the stairs. It’s clear she was talking to herself, not realizing that her double meaning was loud and echoing in my own ears. I instantly get a semi erection at the image of those intense eyes glossing over in ecstasy, her lips parted and my name falling off her tongue. 

Standing close, she places a hand on my shoulder for support as she grabs her foot to stretch. Her head is right under my chin, her soft scent surrounding me. 

Gently I hold onto her arms and keep her steady as she changes legs. The urge to lean down and kiss her overwhelms me as I hold her delicate shoulders, her bottom lip secure under her front teeth. 

She’s stunning; her long dark hair is pulled back, her eyes deep in concentration on what she’s doing. I want to tell her how beautiful she is, caught up in this moment with her. The words are on the tip of my tongue when she steps back and pats my ass, taking off at a slow jog. I smile to myself and watch her from behind. Next time she touches my ass, I’m kissing her, no questions asked.

She’s keeping up with me stride for stride as we take off down the beach path. Her breath is coming in gasps, and a sheen of sweat has begun beading on her forehead. I’m barely breaking a sweat, but I’ll get my workout in tomorrow morning at the track, or if I’m lucky, maybe tonight between my sheets. Looking down at her from the corner of my eye, I’m happy to see that she’s now more relaxed. 

“How’s the girlfriend search?”

I almost trip on that damn tree root. 

“In progress.” 

“That doesn’t answer my question.” She’s having a hard time talking, winded from our pace and I think I should speed us up further so she can’t talk at all. 

 “I’m working on a few prospects at the moment. If any of them pan out I’ll let you know.”

She rolls her eyes and I want to throw her in the sand and kiss her, make her forget she asked me a question in the first place.

“Do you always run at night?” she asks between labored breaths. What’s with the twenty questions?

“No. I’m a morning person.”

Her eyes dart in my direction, as a curious look crosses her face.

“You have a dirty mind, Green Eyes.”

Bumping into me, she argues the topic, barely getting her words out she’s straining so hard. “How do you know,” she takes in a big breath, “what was on my mind?"

 “Everything you think is written all over your face. And for your information, yes, I love the mornings.”

She stops mid-stride and bends over in laughter, her arms across her midsection as she tries to catch her breath. Suddenly she’s in the sand not even trying to get a handle on the giggles erupting from the depth of her gut. Sand is in her hair and sticks to the sweat that’s covering her skin. Her cheeks were already a rosy color and now they’re turning bright red.

I sit down beside her, my arms propped up on my knees waiting for her to calm down.

When she finally gets a handle on herself, she lies flat on her back and stares up at the sky, her eyes suddenly far away, looking like they’re searching for answers to some unasked question. “My ex was a morning person too. I loved it. It’s quiet outside, and still dark in the bedroom. It’s like a secret time where you feel like you’re the only two people on the planet awake and you’re sharing a piece of yourself with each other. A silent communication that only the two of you can understand.”

Unexpected sadness washes over me listening to Addison long for a situation that clearly doesn’t exist in her life anymore. Whoever her ex is must be a real asshole.

She deserves better than an asshole. 

She deserves me.

~AJ Pryor~

A.J. Pryor lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. If not home writing, you can find her at the beach, the yoga studio or the soccer field with her girls. An avid reader of contemporary romance, new adult and young adult novels, her Kindle is always within reach. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Priest by Sierra Simone

Author: Sierra Simone
There are many rules a priest can't break. A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God.

I've always been good at following rules.

Until she came. Then I learned new rules.

My name is Tyler Anselm Bell. I'm twenty-nine years old. Six months ago, I broke my vow of celibacy on the altar of my own church, and God help me, I would do it again.

I am a priest and this is my confession.

~6 Sinfully Delicious and Forbidden Stars~
Sooo.....when I say I love forbidden and taboo reads, I really mean it. No questions, I'm serious about it. Well, Sierra Simone has shattered all boundaries for me....every.single.one.

I'm going to put it out there RIGHT now and tell you that this book is on my 2015 Favorites List already....and it's in several categories. This book was THE HOTTEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ. Seriously.....hottest. Ever. Some will roll their eyes, some will be offended and others will go with the superbly written words on the pages and let them carry you through the story. This book was written with finesse. Sierra Simone's writing drew me in from the first page....and I couldn't put it down. I was immersed into this world of guilt and lust and love and sex. I absorbed every word and felt every emotion.....it gave me chills and goosebumps and a giddy feeling. It was soooo bad that it was sooo good!!!

You know what the BEST part about this extremely HOT and sexy and delicious and provocative and alluring, and....oops, this great book was? It had an actual storyline. One that made you yearn for more. Page after page was filled with angst and dialogue, guilt and lust, emotion and feeling. Yeah, sure, the sexy, taboo and forbidden love between these two people makes you keep reading and wanting more, but it also had a readable plot that actually worked!!

And the story starts in a confession booth....? One that hid everything but the voice of a woman that makes you think things you know you shouldn't be thinking? Yeah....this was insanely hot. 

~ I realize my hands were gripping the arms of the chair very hard now, and I tried to flush out all the images her words were conjuring, but I couldn't and she continued on, oblivious to my sudden discomfort, innocently secure in the mistaken notion that I was simply an input for information, an output for advice, and not a twenty-nine-year-old man.~

Father Bell broke the mold for me. He wasn't what I would think a Priest would be like, but I am not religious, nor have I ever been in a catholic church or confessional. He was so respectful, but the dirtiest talker I have read in a while!!! OH MY GOSH. His mouth....just thinking about all the things he could whisper in my ears and make my legs go weak! Hahaha!!! It is hard to put myself in a 29 year old man's shoes.....truth be told, but I loved reading it from his point of view. Absolutely LOVED it. I loved being inside his head and it's not often that you can read a book from a man's POV and really get into it....well, I certainly did. Just call me.....Lamb.
This book is definitely one that will be on many favorites lists....I don't doubt it. It's a hot read with an intense story about two people that want to do the right thing, but can't seem to stop the forces of nature when it comes to their feelings. There is honest guilt, perfect love and insane attraction. This book is officially my favorite standalone of the year. I loved exploring this world with Tyler and his Lamb and I didn't want it to end!!!! If this book was 5 stars for all that it did to me, it's a negative 5 stars just for ending....I wanted to keep reading. I wanted to be consumed by their love and all their emotions and yes, their sex. 

THIS. WAS. HOT. I need more...I want more. Oh my gosh....I'm a new fan of Sierra's. Amazing.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review....I sought out the ARC and needed to read it!!*

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You can win a signed paperback of Priest and a $20 Amazon Giftcard!!

~Sierra Simone~
Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Blog Tour: Beat by Vi Keeland - REVIEW

Author: Vi Keeland
Series: Life on Stage, #2
Dimpled smile of a boy
Hard body of a man
Sings like an angel
Fucks like the devil

I was stuck between a rock(star) and a hard place.

At fifteen, his poster hung on my bedroom wall. At twenty-five his body hovered over mine. Every girl's fantasy became my reality. I was dating a rockstar. Yet I was slowly falling for another man. The problem was--the two men--they shared a tour bus.

Flynn Beckham was the opening act.
Dylan Ryder was the headliner.

What happens when the opening act begins to shine so bright, it seems to dim everything else in its wake?

I'll tell you what happens. Things get ugly.

~ 4.5 STARS ~ 

This was a FUN book to read....I LOVED it. Loved it. I jumped on this tour and thought, hmmm.....first Vi Keeland book? I should probably get the first one in this series so I'm all caught up. I purchased THROB and devoured it. Good news is, you don't need to read Throb in order to enjoy Beat, but I am glad I did because that is where I met and subsequently fell in love with Flynn.

~Everything happens for a reason~

I really enjoy love stories that challenge your thinking and belief systems. We all know cheating is bad.....but sometimes, your heart just has a mind of it's own. Hence the reason I love triangles. I love that, if written correctly, you are forced to choose right along with the characters. Nothing is black and white. You fall in love with the characters and have to see the story through their eyes. I love that. It puts emotion and personality directly into the action and the circumstances going on. I'm also a firm believer in fate and this book had it in spades. It had angst and some serious sexy time, but it had Flynn and his dimples as well. 

I. Love. Flynn. 

I love who he is, what he is and I most certainly loved HOW he was....he was fun and light, smart ass and poet, intense and sexy.....all wrapped into one. He is a real gentleman with a naughty side, and that is admirable. I love that there was honest guilt and true emotions, and he was a man with conviction.

~I'm lost in thought, my mind whilring between what I've done and why I did it, but mostly I find myself thinking about how right it felt, even though it was clearly wrong~

Lucky and Flynn's relationship was, to me, something that was meant to be. It just was. Regardless of where you are in your life, what's supposed to happen will. Whether you are ready for it or not. This was Lucky and Flynn's story and I think it was perfect. They see that something so innocent turns into something so necessary for their daily routines. I loved the little things that turned into BIG things for them. I read this book and smiled, laughed and swooned. Flynn is very swoony and Lucky is very.....well, lucky. I love the way their relationship started, when realization hit and when choices had to be made. 

~Choose me, or choose him. One or the other, because there's no going back anymore. We've crossed the blur line.~

I truly enjoyed this book....and then I hit 96% and then a whirlwind of closure happened. This book was full of angst and anticipation and all the things that made me want to turn the pages. It was SO good. The last 4% wasn't bad AT ALL.....it was just too darn quick!! I wanted more. I completely fell in love with Flynn and Lucky and everything they had. It just cleared up way too quickly and easily. Would I recommend this book? 100% yes. Easily. This book was FULL of meaning and intention....I loved this book.

~We're two souls colliding, rocking as one person, doing something I never realized I hadn't done before.~

Very well done!! Vi Keeland is an author that I now know can write a good story and I wont question picking up another one.
*An ARC was received in exchange for an honest review*


Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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Cover Reveal: Sinfully Mine by Kendall Ryan








Title: Sinfully Mine
Author: Kendall Ryann
Series: Lessons With The Dom #2
She was forbidden.

I didn’t care.

As my best friend’s little sister, Macey Hale was off-limits, but the girl was tempting as sin and forbidden as fuck. I wish I could say that stopped me. I wish I could tell you I behaved like a gentleman.

I didn’t.

When she waltzes back into my life with that same spark I fell for, looking every bit the beautiful woman I knew she’d grow into, I have to force myself to remember I’m different from the man she once knew. 

I’m colder. Harder. And for good reason.

With my heart on lockdown and my hands aching to touch her, I set out to prove that I can keep myself in check this time.

No strings. No attachments.

And definitely no falling for her again.

If you love steamy romance, you won't want to miss this older brother's best friend romance. 

This is book two in the Lessons with the Dom series, following The Gentleman Mentor. Both are complete standalone novels featuring sexy Dominant men you're sure to fall in love with. Enjoy!
JULY 14, 2015

“What do you think you’re doing?” I find her in my closet, down on her knees and rummaging through a black duffel bag that just happens to hold all my sex toys. Apparently she did see this when she cleaned up.

“Ah, here we go.” Her fingers close around a generously sized flesh-colored vibrating dildo. “You won’t do the job? Well, I have a feeling this baby will.” She waves it in the air like she’s found the damn golden ticket. Then she rises to her feet and smiles sweetly at me.

For the love of God, this woman does not fight fair. She never has. “Where do you think you’re going with that?”

“Probably my bed, then the shower.” A line creases her forehead. “Do you have spare batteries for this thing? It might be a long night.”

“No way. Not happening. Give me the toy, Macey.” I reach out a hand, my voice as stern as the set of my jaw, my fingers barely avoiding crushing the crystal tumbler in my other hand.

A slow smile uncurls on her mouth. “Why, Reece Jackson, are you jealous?” She eyes the toy in her hand and then lets her gaze slip seductively down to the crotch of my pants.

If she really thinks that toy’s size has me feeling insecure, she’s insane. Certifiably. “You really don’t remember, do you?” Now I’m the one smiling. She’ll be in for a pleasant surprise later.

“I remember everything. I remember how you always made me keep my underwear on, and that I never actually saw you”—her gaze flicks downward—”down there. I only felt you with my hand, and since I had nothing to base it on, I assumed all guys were like that.”

“Well, in that case, you’ll be sorely disappointed with this toy.” I snatch the dildo from her hand and toss it back in the open bag.

“What do you think you’re doing?” she asks, planting a hand on her hip. “You left me hanging at the restaurant.”

“And you will stay like that until I say so.”

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The Gentleman Mentor is on sale for $.99! 
Make sure you grab this book up as well!

Title: The Gentleman Mentor
Series: Lessons With The Dom #1
She’s a client. That’s all. 

Or it should be. 

But with every lesson, she’s becoming more. 

The secrets I’m hiding behind the image of the Gentleman Mentor make telling her the truth—and having anything real—impossible. 

I’m training her for another man, and that fact guts me every time I think of it. 

I know she’s not mine … but part of me won’t accept that. 

Am I willing to risk it all to keep her? 

He calls himself the Gentleman Mentor. 

Just reading his ad makes me feel more alive than I have in years. 

He promises to teach me the art of seduction … and show me the most sinfully erotic pleasures. He’s going to help me become the kind of confident, sexy woman men can’t ignore. 

Six lessons … with the most gorgeous man … who happens to be a Dom. 

The only problem … now that I’ve experienced his brand of delectable domination will anyone else ever compare?


Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

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