Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Top 16 Favorite Books and Top Favorite Author of the Year!

Every year, this is probably the hardest list I make. According to Goodreads, I actually finished 71 books in 2016 and for the very first time, I completed my Reading Challenge! Waahoo!! Now, you can imagine how narrowing 71 books to only 16 was TOUGH. But, it seems I survived! That said, the following books are not listed in any particular order because let's be honest, figuring that out would've killed me for sure. 😏 

The Spirit Trilogy by d. Nichole King
 I read these back-to-back and the emotional turmoil the trilogy, as a whole, caused me cannot be ignored. I can't break them up into individual books either. 😌

The Vixen & The Vet by Katy Regnery
I listened to the audiobook version of this book and OMG—it's a MUST! This was a six-star book for me, one that made me fall irrevocably in love!

Wait by A.L. Jackson
I bought all the released books in A.L. Jackson's Bleeding Stars series and I binged on them, back-to-back! I listened to the audiobook versions of each and Wait was hands-down my favorite (although all the rest are right behind it with full, five star ratings! In fact, look below!). Austin's story was my most anticipated one in the series! 

Where the Lightning Strikes by A.L. Jackson
I've said this a thousand times before and I will say it once more: A.L. Jackson is the QUEEN of ANGST! Let me tell you, Lyrik's story was the epitome of an angst-driven novel! This was a six-star book for me, once more, by Ms. Jackson. 

Conflicted by Lisa Suzanne
Now, this book was one quite out of my comfort zone and OMG it had my emotions on full speed! I was a mess!! If you read my review, you'll understand why. It was precisely because of all the emotions Lisa Suzanne evoked from me that I *had* to include this book here.

No Pants Required by Kim Karr
Kim Karr is one of the few authors I wholeheartedly trust to write a great book. When I started reading No Pants Required I had no idea what it was about, but I trusted that it would deliver. As always, Kim Karr proved me right!

Bedwrecker by Kim Karr
This one was a home-run from Kim Karr! Keen was delicious piece of man candy and Maggie was one of the wittiest characters I've ever read! Loved them!! Loved this book from page one!

Russian Tattoos Prisoner by Kat Shehata
Talk about a HOT Mafia Romance!! Holy cow! I devoured this book! It was seriously addictive! I cannot wait for book three to release! Ms. Shehata is killing me slowly with the wait!!

Royal Atlas by HJ Bellus
This is by far one of HJ's most emotional books, IMO. In fact, it reminded me a lot of Nicholas Sparks, and I mean that as a compliment!

Bossman by Vi Keeland
This book was pure perfection, in my opinion. The moment I finished reading it, I wanted to immediately start it all over again! Vi Keeland had me craving her words badly!

Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Brilliant! Epic! Amazing! Penelope and Vi are *seriously* an author duo made in book heaven! I absolutely loved everything about this book! Eh-vree-thing!

Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
I started and finished this book in one sitting. In fact, I finished reading it at 5AM because it kept me up all night! There was angst, drama, sexy name it, Vi & Penelope delivered!

Revenge by CA Harms
This was an EPIC ending to a phenomenal Romantic Suspense series! CA Harms nailed it with this one! I LOVED Josh and Gaby's story!

Frog Hollow by Savannah Blevins
This book is a MUST for any reader that enjoys Fantasy / Paranormal Romance novels! Once I started reading it, Savannah Blevins hooked me! I couldn't put down the book! I enjoyed the romance aspect of the book as much as I did the paranormal! And that ending? Everything I hoped it would be! I was a happy reader! Can't wait to check out book #2! 

The Baller by Vi Keeland
In true Vi Keeland fashion, this book was un-put-downable! One thing I completely adored about this book was the hilarious banter bewteen Brody and Delilah! This was my very first book this year and it definitely kicked off my favorites list with a bang!

The Shadow by Sylvain Reynard
Sylvain Reynard is one of my most favorite authors EVER. His writing, to me, is real literaturea work of artand The Shadow only solidified my opinion on the matter. I was completely mezmerized by this book! 

This year I decided to start a new tradition. 
Based on my Top Favorites List, I will be picking a TOP FAVORITE AUTHOR of the YEAR. This author must have at least 1 book in the Top Favorite Books list in order to qualify, of course.
Now, this year, based on the amount of books this author has on my list, I'd say it's clear as day she deserves the title. 

2016's TOP FAVORITE AUTHOR is......

πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• Vi Keeland is my #1 go-to author. Without even reading her blurbs, I automatically purchase her books. I don't give it a second thought—Ms. Keeland releases a book, I buy it. It's as easy as 1,2,3 or the A,B,Cs. There hasn't been a time where I've rated any of her books anything less than five stars. She never disappoints and always manages to blow me away with each new novel. Just when I think her books can't possibly get any better, she goes and surpasses herself! Seriously! This author is brilliantly talented and I hope she NEVER STOPS WRITING. If that day ever came, it would be a very, very sad day for all bookworms everywhere. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

OUT OF BEAT by Cassandra Giovanni BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF BEAT by Cassandra Giovanni
Boys of Fallout, Book #1
New Adult Romance
Danny 'Madman' Maddox isn’t supposed to make Skylar Haze's heart beat out of rhythm.

At least not anymore.

She hasn't seen that boyish face, always covered in a five o'clock shadow, dimpled smile and teasing hazel eyes since the day he left to go on tour with her brother Joey's band. Now with a major record label backing them the band is in need of a bit of help, and when Joey asks Skylar to be the band's photographer, she can't help but say yes.

Of course, Joey doesn’t know about that forbidden kiss.

The one Skylar hopes Danny’s forgotten.

But can she?

One smile and she finds herself slipping again.

But he’s the drummer, and he’s beaten her heart before.

And she won’t let it happen again.


Between unpacking (we bought a house!) and the holidays, my reading time SUFFERED...greatly. Much to my dismay, it took me quite a bit longer to finish reading this book. Boo, I know!! But finally, after sneaking in some much needed and overdue reading time, I finished! 

I must say, I really enjoyed Danny and Sky's *heartwarming* story. From their teenage years, they shared an intense and undeniable connection that would undoubtedly withstand the test of time. I knew it. Their chemistry only got stronger as the years passed and while they both had deep scars, they only brought them closer. They bonded even more. While situations caused Danny to not be there for Sky at a very crucial and heartbreaking time, he was there to help her heal. And in many ways, she was as well for him. 

One of the things I love most about Cassandra's writing is how she not only tells us a story, but she shows us one. She creates storylines and secondary characters that bring everything full circle...that bring a book to life. You can't help but feel emotionally invested in these different journeys and root for happy endings. I was walking alongside the characters through every up and down, twist and turn. I've noticed that always happens while I'm reading one of Ms. Giovanni's novels. 

I cannot wait to see more of these characters! Seriously! Joey, Aaron, Zacksuch great guys! Funny, witty, sexy, down to earth, and completely realistic and relatable. They were my "brothers" too! One other thing I loved about them was that while they were in a band and they'd gotten pretty famous, there wasn't any made up or unnecessary drama that's usually involved in books with musicians. Issues within this book went beyond drama. They were real, heartbreaking situations that brought all of the characters together. 

All in all, a great read and one I recommend you pick up!

Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. She writes various genres but is most well known for her New Adult novels in various sub-genres including contemporary romance, and speculative fiction. In addition to being a published author, Cassandra is a full-time successful financial marketer and part-time photographer. When she’s not making the characters in her head come to life she either has her bow and arrows or long board skateboard in hand. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.

Cassandra Giovanni is published by Show n’ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

CUFFED by Dani RenΓ© is LIVE! @DaniReneAuthor

CUFFED by Dani RenΓ©
Series: Falling Stars Duet Book #1
Genres: Erotic Romance

When Dane Brawley whips out his cuffs,
there’s only one thing I can do… relent.

When Jasmine Archer purrs my name,
there’s only one thing I can do… relent.

He’s got talent’s I didn’t think a man could possess.
She’s got a body I could get addicted to.

Will one night be enough?
Or will Hollywood’s newest star and Los Angeles’ sexy officer find forever in the City of Angels?

*This is book one in the duet and has no cliffhanger. Each book will feature a different couple. This is a short, dirty read. 18+ ONLY due to a filthy mouthed alpha and explicit sex scenes.


Hey darlings,

I am an indie author and freelance graphic designer. I started focusing on writing in January 2015 and after a few fan fiction stories, I decided to publish Ace of Harts it was my first full length novella. On a daily basis I have a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in my mind. If I am not on Pinterest or Instagram looking for my next muse, you can find me on Twitter or Facebook. So head on over, I love meeting new readers and authors.

When I am in the cave, I am happiest. If you can’t find me sitting behind my trusty MacBook writing about hot alpha males, I am probably drinking coffee at a coffee shop, or wine tasting one of the few hundred wine farms in my home city of Cape Town, in South Africa.

I have an addiction to reading (who doesn’t?), TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream. I am constantly looking for a new book to get lost in and new book boyfriend to fall in love with. My favorite authors include – M Never, K Webster, KL Kreig, Meghan March, and that’s just to name a few!

Much love xo

Monday, December 19, 2016

Book Review of ROYAL ATLAS by @HJBellus

by HJ Bellus, USA TODAY Bestselling Author
Love struck me at the early age of five. The boy turned into a man, and I fell even deeper. Guy Webb had no idea my fragile heart belonged to him for so many years. He was too busy being my brother’s best friend and a star on the football field. He was my daydream, and consumed every single thought, but he was always one step from my reach.

Beartooth Ranch was our home. The rich ranch land raised us, fostered our laughs, losses, and even gained a new family member when Guy moved in for his sophomore year of high school.

I hid my love for years. But now he’s back. Guy Webb returned a broken soldier after serving his country all over the atlas. And now it’s my job to help him heal.

My family lost everything with his return and I can only hope I survive it.


Emotional and heartbreakingly beautiful
This book's layoutthe idea behind how the story was told, was very clever. It instantly reminded me of Nicholas Sparks, and I mean that as a very high compliment. To me, it's something he would do!
I loved Guy and Molly's story. It made me cry A LOT, laugh (so many smart-ass remarks!), and swoon. This was truly a good and emotional read, one you need to check out. I'd say it's HJ Bellus' best book, although I'm sure she'll wreck us even more with her next installment! 

"I'd give you the world, Molly."

These characters, all of them, were very relate-able, down to earth, and funny. I connected with them from the very beginning which only made my emotions run on high even more while reading. And man, they sure went through a load of obstacles! 
Guy Webb had a long road ahead of him and Molly did too. It was incredibly sad reading how much they were hurting! Their emotions and situations were written and developed very well, painfully so. That said, seeing their relationship blossom and seeing them both heal as the book progressed was heartwarming and completely fulfilling. 

*Sigh* This was such a great book!!! It caused quite the book hangover afterwards! 
Fair warning, though: Royal Atlas will make you cry, and more than once! (Totally worth it towards the end!) 

"My world is complete now..."

USA Today Best Selling 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.




Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2016

An indefinite, everlasting and imperishable stamp.
Like a tattoo.
One that would forever be with you to remind you of a single moment in time, or a person that touched you in some way.

That was exactly what Jenny was to Sean.

And no matter how hard he tried, he could never forget the one girl who would forever have his heart.

A lifetime of friendship, shattered by one irreversible mistake.
A choice that Jenny would forever regret, but only because it pushed away the one person she truly loved.
A love so deep that they felt as if they were one.
Years passed, and still that love remained deep…stamped with an unfading ink.

When their paths cross after six years of longing, they are faced with a choice.
Forget the past and let go of the heartache…giving in to the temptation that was always there.
Or continue to torture themselves by avoiding what was always meant to be.

Tattooed Hearts of endless love…

Will it be enough or will the memories of their past create an unbreakable wedge between them.


“You lock the doors at the house?” She held up her key and jiggled it from side to side. Good girl. “And the monitor?”

She reached around to her back pocket and pulled out the baby monitor we had bought for the garage and turned up the volume. I’d gotten one because the last thing I wanted was for Landyn to wake up scared while we were down here, unable to hear him.

I took it from her hand and turned it up full blast before setting it down on the tire rack beside me. When I turned back to face her, she had leaned back against the hood and placed her outstretched arms behind her to support her weight.

Now call me a sucker for a woman on the hood of a car, because fuck me, the visions rolling around in my head at that moment were so far from innocent. My body was already humming with the need to make them a reality.

“You come down here to check on me?” I asked, moving in just a little closer. I wanted to pounce on her and devour her sweetness while she screamed for more. But I remained calm. How, I have no fucking idea.

She shrugged as she scooted up the hood just a little more.

“Feel like helping me burn off some of this energy I got coiling through me?” She better not say no.

“What did you have in mind?” She bit her lower lip, and I think I moaned. She smirked and looked completed happy with herself.

Yes, I’m sure I moaned.

She parted her legs, and I gripped her knees, parting them farther.

“It involves you,” I said, trailing my fingertip along her soft thigh. I leaned in and pressed my hips in closer to hers. “And me.” Her eyes lit up with excitement. Yeah, darlin’ that is all for you. “And the hood of this car,” I added and gained a slight whimper from her when I pushed my erection against her once again and shifted slightly.

“You game?” I asked with my eyebrow cocked.   

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.

Thursday, December 15, 2016


Series: Titanium #3

Gone. Gone. Gone.

For the past two months, it has taken all of Logan’s determination to just keep going. Losing Tasia to Kallos Enterprises shattered his world, but he is not about to give up on what she had started.

Together with her family, Logan works to destroy the company that ruined their lives. The corporation is growing bigger and stronger by the minute, weaponizing the drug and selling it to the highest bidder. But that’s not the only hurdle to overcome. Logan’s past is catching up to him, and the time has come to pay. His family’s secrets are unraveling everything he has built for himself and now, Logan is fighting on multiple fronts.

Save Tasia. Destroy Kallos Enterprises. Stay alive.

Such a simple list, such an impossible mission.

Time is running out and Logan is left with one question: can he save them all?


Book 1: Pieces of Revenge: FREE
Book 2: Scarred by Vengeance: 

Author. Photographer. Artist. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Valia Lind always had a love for the written word. She wrote her first full book on the bathroom floor of her dormitory, while procrastinating to study for her college classes. Upon graduation, she has moved her writing to more respectable places, and have found her voice in Young Adult fiction. 
You can visit her online at or follow her on twitter, where she spends way too much time, @ValiaLind.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2016

An indefinite, everlasting and imperishable stamp.
Like a tattoo.
One that would forever be with you to remind you of a single moment in time, or a person that touched you in some way.

That was exactly what Jenny was to Sean.

And no matter how hard he tried, he could never forget the one girl who would forever have his heart.

A lifetime of friendship, shattered by one irreversible mistake.
A choice that Jenny would forever regret, but only because it pushed away the one person she truly loved.
A love so deep that they felt as if they were one.
Years passed, and still that love remained deep…stamped with an unfading ink.

When their paths cross after six years of longing, they are faced with a choice.
Forget the past and let go of the heartache…giving in to the temptation that was always there.
Or continue to torture themselves by avoiding what was always meant to be.

Tattooed Hearts of endless love…

Will it be enough or will the memories of their past create an unbreakable wedge between them.


Boy, oh, boy. 
If there's one thing CA Harms can do is create a 100% swoon-worthy man!

"She was my light, my happiness."

Sean and Jenny's second-chance romance was everything I hoped for and more. Right off the bat I felt my heart rooting for Sean. He needed to get the girl this time around! 
The way Ms. Harms described his heartbreak due to his situation with Jenny was real and raw. I felt his love for her in my bones. Hell, I even felt Jenny's regret in my heart. My emotions were all over the place within the first few chapters.

"This was Sean. And though for years we've been worlds apart, he was still the boy I loved."

Jenny made a stupid mistake their high school senior year, but that mistake lead to a blessing in her life. Her son. While his dad, Robby, was a piece of trash, Landyn was the best thing in Jenny's life. He was such a cutie!! He truly made me smile a lot while reading! I love, love, LOVE kids in books!! They're so funny! And OMGSean's relationship with Landyn was beyond heart-warming (and it made him even sexier)!!

Jenny and Sean had a lot of ups and downs thanks to Robby, but thankfully, Sean wasn't about to lose her to him again. His alpha and protective side made him yummier by the page, I swear!

"You always had me. Even when you thought you'd lost me, I was still yours."

Leave it to Ms. Harms to deliver a must-read HEA! Seriously. I was hooked from the very beginning right through the very last page. A wonderful book that comes full circle and left me feeling blissfully happy. FIVE STARS!

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.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Stolen Breath by Mia Hoddell BOOK TOUR

Stolen Breath
by Mia Hoddell

Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 5th 2016
Pages: 344

My name is Zeke Lawson, but you probably know that already because everyone’s heard of me.

I’m the bad boy of Formula One.
The player.
The heartbreaker.

At least that’s what I allow people to believe.

The truth is too precious to be tarnished by reporters, and no matter what my fans think, they don’t deserve access to every detail of my life. It’s just a shame Nadine Hadley doesn’t see it that way.

She’s writing the feature every driver longs for on me—the one that can make your career. The only problem is she wants more than I’m willing to give her … and she’s playing dirty to get it.

Flirtatious smiles, skimpy dresses, sex: Nadine is using my reputation against me, and it’s working. No man could resist her, especially when she swears not to print my story.

So now I’m in too deep.

I want her more than anything, yet falling for a journalist may cost me the one thing I vowed to protect. Although, that seems insignificant when compared to another issue I face this racing season.

Did I forget to mention someone is trying to kill me?

*Each book in the Chequered Flag series can be read as a standalone and is complete with a HEA.*


Buy Links:
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What reviewers are saying:

"Filled with romance, suspense, chemistry and mystery." Melissa: HEA Fanatics on Chameleon Soul

"I wasn't prepared for the full emotional journey this book takes us on ... Hands down, this will be one of my favorite reads of the year." Mignon Mykel on Chameleon Soul

"To say I was absorbed in this story would be an understatement." Jess: Nerdy, Dirty & Flirty on Chameleon Soul

 "I've never had a book effect me the way this one did. From the mystery and danger to the realness of everything Raine and Teo go through, this is one book that had tears rolling and love pouring from my soul." Amanda Barbee: The Magic of Books on Chameleon Soul

"Their story will have you gasping with bewilderment, worrying about the emotional roller coaster the two have endured, and cheering for happily ever after these two both deserve." - Amy: Pages Abound on Twisted Mind

"Twisted Mind made my heart race. What a great love story of two people trying to move on from a hurtful past." MAustin: Alpha Book Club on Twisted Mind


Stan stood as I moved to sit down and held out his hand.

“I’m afraid I have to head off, but you have my number if you need to discuss anything.”

I shook his hand and, with a final pointed look at Zeke, Stan left.

“Are you going too?” I prayed he’d say yes so I could head home early. I needed to regroup after the shock he posed to my system.

“Yep, but you’re coming with me.” Zeke signalled for the bill while I remained standing, dumbfounded. He paid, and only when he started to slide out of the booth did I find my voice.

“Why would I do that?”

“Because you like your job and wouldn’t want me making a complaint to your boss.”

I planted a hand on my hip. “You wouldn’t.”

“Sure I would.”

Really? You’re blackmailing me?”

Zeke stepped out of the booth, forcing me to wobble back on my heels. “I prefer to think of it as gentle persuasion. After all, your boss wanted personal, didn’t he? For that you’re going to need to be my shadow. If you’re not, you aren’t doing your job.”

“You’re unbelievable. Where the hell do you even need to go?”

“First we’re going to get you some new shoes, then I need to meet up with some triathlon buddies.”

I picked up my file and followed him from the restaurant, irritated. “You do triathlons?”

“See, I’m being helpful. You wouldn’t have known that if it hadn’t been for me.”

“I can think of a few things you are, and helpful isn’t one of them.”

Zeke chuckled. “One of them is sexy, isn’t it?”

I grumbled in response, choosing to change the subject so we didn’t stroll into dangerous territory. “Why are we getting me new shoes?”

“Because the ones you’re wearing are too big. You’ll slow me down or break your neck trying to keep up with me.”

“I’m fine, you worry about yourself.”

“You’re getting new shoes, princess. Deal with it.”

As if to prove his point, I tripped over the kerb as we crossed the road. This time I was sure I’d hit the concrete, but Zeke’s arms locked around me and pulled me upright. He didn’t need to say I told you so, his expression said it for him, and I resisted the urge to slap the smirk off his mouth.

“See? Why are you wearing these death traps anyway? I’ve never seen you look so … not put together.”

I huffed. “Mine broke on the way to work and these were the only ones someone could lend me.”

Zeke set me safely back on my feet and took my hand. I glanced down at it then up at him. The gesture felt unfamiliar and personal, not something I associated with Zeke. As if reading my thoughts, he explained, “In case you fall again.”

“Sure, because the only thing you’re interested in is my safety.”


Chequered Flag Series 

Chameleon Soul (Chequered Flag #1)

I have it all: my dream career as a Formula 1 driver, more money than I can spend, crowds who cheer my name "Teo Coates," and an endless supply of beautiful women to warm my bed as I travel the world.

I should be happy. I should love my life.

But none of it means anything without her.

One year ago, the love of my life broke off our two-year relationship via a phone call. No explanation, no apology, and no sign it was coming. She shattered me…ripped out my heart. And the worst part is that I couldn’t stay to fight for her without losing my career.

However, now the racing season’s over, I’m back, and I intend to reclaim my girl’s heart.

There’s just one problem.

The girl I left behind no longer exists. Plagued by fear, something has broken Raine Wilkins to the point where she’s struggling to cope with each day. It’s going to take all of my skill to gather the explanation I was denied a year ago and persuade her to reveal her secrets. But if there’s one thing I can guarantee, it’s I never lose. I returned to the UK with one goal: win back the girl I love, and nothing and no one will get in my way.

Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo
(Only 1.99 for Stolen Breath's release)

Twisted Mind (Chequered Flag #2)

She’s toxic.

Everyone tells me to leave her—that she’s going to destroy me.

But things aren’t that simple.

Elora’s pregnant with my child and I endure her twisted games of manipulation and violence to protect my unborn baby. I never predicted she would do the unthinkable or that she was cruel enough to kill.

Yet she did, and now everything’s spiralling out of control.

The light-hearted jokester on the race track isn’t a part I can play anymore. The Dustin Coates everyone loved is no longer me. I’m merely a grief-stricken man who’s barely able to function.

At least until Tazia Nixon moves in next door.

She soothes my aching heart and helps me forget. With every second I’m around her, I can feel myself being revived.

However, beneath her eternal optimism is a distressing past, and the lies are starting to unravel around me. I should have protected my fragile heart from her when I had the chance because now it’s too late. Someone out there wants to destroy me, and the odds are stacking up against us. They know Tazia can break me beyond repair, and they aren’t afraid to use her.

Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo
(Only 1.99 for Stolen Breath's release)

About the Author

#1 Amazon bestselling author Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything romantic, and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.

Mia has written over ten titles including her Seasons of Change series, the Chequered Flag series, the Elemental Killers series, and her standalone novels False Finder, Not Enough, and Bet On Me.

Her favourite genres are contemporary romance or romantic suspense, and with an ever growing list of ideas she is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them. She also designs book covers on her website M Designs and is the organiser of Virtually There Book Fest.

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DANCER by Jamie Schlosser: NEW RELEASE

DANCER by Jamie Schlosser
Series: The Good Guys; Book 2
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 8th, 2016

Technically, I’m not a stripper. As a cage dancer, I don’t take all my clothes off and no one gets to touch me. I’m just the eye-candy.

And I can feel their eyes on me. I know they’re watching, but I don’t do this for them.

This is my time.

My life may not have turned out the way I thought it would, but I’m not complaining. From 9pm to 1am several days a week I get paid to feel sexy, to feel desired, to do what I love.

I always knew I wanted to be a dancer—I just didn’t realize I’d be doing it in a cage.

Erectile dysfunction—two words that can cause a collective cringe from men everywhere. The doctors can call it ‘performance anxiety’ all they want, but that’s just a fancy way of saying my dick doesn’t work.

Just when I start to think there’s no hope for me, I see her. She’s gorgeous, sexy, and goofy as f*ck. She also looks really familiar but I can’t put my finger on it.

When I find out who she really is, my world is turned upside-down and everything seems to fall into place.

She’s not gonna make it easy for me, but I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge. She’s convinced I won’t stick around.

I’ll prove her wrong.
I’ll show her I’m one of the good guys.

*Although Dancer is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.


A TRUCKER CHRISTMAS, A Romantic Short Story:

My attention was snagged by a girl in the cage on the opposite side of the room because a guy had approached her. He tried to stick his hand through the bars, obviously intent on copping a feel. A bouncer quickly intervened, steering the intoxicated man over to a less crowded area.

Through body language and hand gestures, I could tell the bulky security guard was explaining that touching the girls was against the rules.

Drunk Dude huffed, gave the dancer one last lingering look, then staggered over to the bar.

My eyes trailed back over to the girl who was still moving around as though nothing happened and, suddenly, I couldn’t look away. I was captivated.

Not because she was hot—and she was hot—but because she was smiling. A big, genuine smile.

Her movements kept in time with the peppy beat of ‘Vacation’ by the Go-Go’s as she started hopping around.

Her big ‘80s-styled hair flew through the air as she spastically tilted her head from side to side. The long chocolate strands whipped around the confines of the cage and I swear I could see her laughing.

She was having fun. She loved this.

The jean shorts she had on were so short that I could see her ass cheeks hanging out of the bottom and my eyes traveled down her toned legs, then back up. Her waist was tiny and she had an hourglass shape with full breasts, which were jiggling with her every move.

This was entertainment.

Not only was this girl gorgeous and sexy—she was also goofy as fuck. She did some sort of head-banging move before twirling around like a ballerina.

She was still grinning and her chest shook with giggles. I could almost imagine what it would sound like to hear her laugh.

And as I watched, I found myself laughing along.
I felt a familiar tightness in my jeans and was beyond shocked when I glanced down to find myself stiff as a board.

Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-everafters.