Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Inked Killer by A.J. Norris


INKED KILLER by A.J. Norris
Romantic Suspense
Tattoo Crimes #2 

The murderer is behind bars, but the town of Webster still isn’t safe…

The psychopath who terrorized the town six months ago is in prison, but more young women are being found dead. Detective Harry Hunter suspects the deaths may be the work of not one, but two copycat killers.

When his two main suspects disappear and the case is suddenly reassigned, Harry fears the body count will continue to rise, while the mystery remains unsolved. But he isn’t about to give up.

His heart is on the line—but the elusive suspects won’t take a vacation to let Harry deal with his personal life…

They threaten to destroy everything he loves, and if he’s to have any hope of catching the inked killer, Harry must make the ultimate sacrifice…


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REVIEW: 5 STARS
I say this time and time again, but it's true. When it comes to a good romantic suspense novel, I'm a goner! Can't help it! It's my all-time favorite genre and I love it. 

Inked Killer is yet another page-turner from A.J. Norris. I really enjoyed book 1, Tattoo Killer, so I was super excited for this one and the author did a phenomenal job with it. While this book focuses on Natalie and Harry and it's not absolutely necessary for you to read book 1, I do recommend you grab that one first. Two reasons: 1. it's fantastic, duh, and 2. it will help you build a deeper connection with the characters. Grace and Mikey (main characters from Tattoo Killer) are very much present in this second installment, and let's not forget the most adorable little boy, Brayden.

One of my most favorite aspects of this book was that A.J. kept me guessing and wondering who the "bad guy" was. I always formulate theories in my head as I read, and with Inked Killler I was kept glued to my tablet, wanting to find out all the answers. 

I loved Harry and Natalie's relationship. L.O.V.E.D IT! The way they knew each other (swoon) and teased each other (which had me giggling quite a bit) was a joy to read. Seeing them with Grace, Mikey, and Brayden seemed natural and it all flowed smoothly. It was like they each provided a piece to a very awesome and well-placed puzzle. 

Go grab your copy of Inked Killer. Really, you won't regret it one bit. If you haven't read Tattoo Killer, start there and devour these books! FIVE STARS.


EXCERPT: 
Natalie lay on top of the comforter in socks and a flannel nightshirt that had risen up, revealing a bit of her panties. His breath caught, and his manhood woke up. Everything about the day went dormant. Thank God, because he was sick to death of thinking about it. He washed his face and hands then left his clothes on the floor of the bathroom. He walked into the bedroom and immediately returned for his clothes. Better to avoid that look of hers when she saw the dirty pile. Harry was still learning how not to be a disappointing pig. His girlfriend deserved a man who could pick up after himself. With Annie, he’d gotten too comfortable, and never appreciated her enough until after she died.

Natalie stirred on the bed, so he stopped moving. Once she settled he slipped under the covers. However, with her on top, the blanket didn’t quite fit over him. “Hey Nat, why don’t you get under the blanket,” he whispered. She whimpered and he helped her get underneath.

He put his hands behind his head and sighed deeply. Although exhaustion had taken root in his body, his eyes were wide open.

Harry rolled to his side and reached between the covers for Natalie in the dark. She turned and put a hand on the side of his head. “You okay?”

“I know we’re both tired but I need you right now.”

Natalie rolled over and laid on top of him. She kissed his lips briefly. Harry moaned against her mouth. “Mmm, you want me too?”

“You question that? You may be 55 but these arms,” she ran her hands over his biceps, “are sexy. And this stomach of yours, it may not be the six-pack you once had but it’s flat and hard.” She kissed him again.

“Yeah?” He squeezed her bottom cheeks.

“I love this butt of yours. So smooth.”

She giggled. “Really?”

“Yeah, I can’t believe you’re 50.”

“Wait, I’m not 50.” She pulled her head back.

“You’re not?” He smiled even though she couldn’t see his face in the dark.

“No. I’m 39.” “Good. I like younger women.”

Natalie snorted. “I bet you do.”


MEET THE AUTHOR:
A.J. Norris is a romantic suspense and dark paranormal romance author. She enjoys being able to get inside someone else's head, even a fictional one, and see what they see. Watching how her characters deal with difficult situations or squirm with the uncomfortable ones makes the hard work of writing all worth it. However, writing and reading weren’t always in her foremost thoughts. In fact, her love affair with writing came as a shock to everyone she knows, including herself. At a young age, she rarely opened a book, unless forced to read something for school. But that’s all behind her now. She wrote her first book several years ago, which turned out to be a surprisingly cathartic process, and she hasn’t been able to stop writing since. 

A.J. loves going to the movies, watching her son play baseball, and communing with other writers. She’s a member of two writer’s groups and RWA. She lives in southeastern Michigan with her family, who are extremely tolerant (at least most of the time) of all her late nights behind the computer.


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BOOK REVIEW: Show Me the Way by AL Jackson


 
SHOW ME THE WAY by AL Jackson
The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.

The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.


Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.

She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.

When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.

She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.

Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.

One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.

But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.

Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .

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REVIEW: 5 STARS
I posted my review on Instagram when I finished reading the book (and on Goodreads, of course), but just realized I never posted it on here! *facepalm* 

A hot, single dad? Yes, please!!!! I have yet to read a book by AL Jackson that isn’t phenomenal. From fantastic characters to addictive stories, AL Jackson always hooks me from the very beginning. Her words have the most perfect flow that captivate me all the way up until the very last page.

Rex. Oh man...REX. His remorse, his guilt, his PAIN. Holy hell. Talk about emotional angst! He was broken but yet remained the most amazing father to Frankie who’s got to be THE CUTEST little girl EVER. She was beyond adorable!!! Hands-down my favorite character in this book. Too cute!

Rynna had her fair share of issues too. What happened to her that made her run all those years ago about broke my heart into a thousand pieces. And her grandma! Oh man. My heart was sad for them...

I cannot say this enough, AL Jackson is brilliant with her words.

I am so looking forward to the other books in this series. There is some unfinished business with Ollie which I am curious about and Kale? Well Kale is just VERY dreamy and you can safely say I’ve got the hots for him! LOL! Seeing the important role he played in Rex and Frankie’s life made me swoon a lot!

If you’re in the mood for a roller coaster type of romance full of ups and downs and beautiful second chances, this is the book for you. FIVE STARS!!!

 


A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Hot Stuff by Kim Karr


HOT STUFF by Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2017
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Get ready to fall in love with this new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr.

He’s the newly drafted quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too sexy for words.
Ready to score.

I’m an athletic intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined. Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.


You get the picture.

The NFL is full of rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched—until the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.

After I almost injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me everywhere.

That doesn’t stop me from wanting him.

He’s meant to be a distraction—something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.


I know what we’re doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my father will never understand.

None of that matters.
But maybe it should.
Rules aren’t meant to be broken.
Or are they? 


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REVIEW: 4.5 STARS
As always, Kim Karr created a swoon-worthy hero and a strong, relatable heroine from beginning to end. I loved Lucas and Gillian! Loved them individually and even more so as a couple. I loved how much they cared for each other to the point that they were willing to risk everything just to spend time together. Dating the coach's daughter was not just off-limits, but Lucas was essentially risking his career, one he had worked very hard for his entire life. He hadn't ended up where he wanted to initially, but he was right where he was meant to be.

Once I got into this book, I was all in. I was invested in Lucas and Gillian and wanted to see how they would figure out their not-so-slight (at all) predicament. I loved the coach, but man, I was just as anxious as Lucas and Gillian were and I was hoping for the best outcome possible. 

Now, the reason this isn't a full 5-star book for me is that while I really did like the book, I do wish there had been a more of an emotional side to Lucas and Gillian's forbidden romance. I felt like the story was there, their love was there, I just wasn't always fully feeling their passion, especially during their alone time. 

That said, I do recommend this book, very much so! I have been a huge fan of Kim Karr since she published Connected, so yes, grab it! If you're in the mood for a steamy sports romance, this is definitely the book for you! 4.5 Stars!



KIM KARR
Reader * Writer * Coffeelover * Romantic

Kim is a daydreamer. So much so that if daydreaming could be a hobby it would be her favorite. It's how her stories are born and how they take root. An imagination that runs wild is something to be thankful for, and she is very thankful. :)

She grew up in New York and now lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She's always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and with the rest of her time embraces one of her biggest passions--writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read.

She likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: The Chemical Attraction Series by Christina Thompson


Today I have TWO reviews for you!! Be sure to scroll down and read both!! 


Their Rigid Rules 
by Christina Thompson
The Chemical Attraction Series Book 1

Their Rigid Rules is the first book in the captivating and fast-paced Chemical Attraction Series. This romantic suspense novel will have you gripping the edge of your seat.

Taylor Valentine, a senior at Western Michigan University, has had her life planned out since kindergarten. After her parents died while she was still in high school, she had perfected it to make them proud. Now with the help of her best friends, Joe and Eva, she focuses on graduation and a career with romance in the far distant future. However, when the visiting professor enters the lecture hall to a four-weekend Civil War seminar, her perfect plan hits a snag.

As a handsome history professor and former marine, Dr. Stuart Morgan has his own set of strict rules especially with infatuated students. He enjoys his boring yet pleasant life until he starts receiving death threats. With his unwanted bodyguard in tow, Stuart is unnerved by his reaction to Taylor. Their rigid rules discourage all but a flirtation.

As the death threats become evident, the FBI believes Taylor’s the culprit, hindering their budding romance. When Taylor inadvertently becomes the target, Joe and Stuart whisk her away to protect her. Meanwhile, Joe struggles with his feelings for Taylor. He’s loved her since grade school. He won’t let her go and stands in Stuart’s way. The men push her to choose between the lifelong love of her best friend and the true love of her new boyfriend.

With the threats from family and foe pulling them apart, Stuart wonders if they can sustain the stress. Trusting their love, he must somehow convince Taylor to break her rules and embrace a new plan.



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REVIEW: 5 STARS
I love meeting new authors and falling in love with their writing!! This was one action-packed book! I felt glued to my tablet, reading page after page non-stop. You all know by now I am a sucker for Romantic Suspense novels and this one was fantastic!

I loved Stuart and Taylor and their forbidden situation. It sure made things exciting! Taylor's internal struggles were very well developed. She had a plan. She knew what she needed to do with her life, but then Stuart was one unexpected turn of events...in more ways than one!

If you're looking for a new book to keep you on the edge of your seat, this would be the one to pick up! The suspenseful element was great and mixed in with some great romance, it was a treat to read! I'm so excited I found this author!! She's gained a fan!


The Kindred Code 
by Christina Thompson
The Chemical Attraction Series Book 2

Taylor Valentine, Eva O’Sullivan, and Joe Roberts are siblings by choice. They believe in The Kindred Code: blood means nothing and love is everything. After all, they’ve been together every day since the third grade. As their lives take different paths after college, they wonder if their mantra will stay true.

When word gets out that Professor Stuart Morgan had dated Taylor while in his class, the publicity takes a toll on their relationship. While Taylor recovers from a gunshot wound, Stuart struggles with his PTSD. Instead of sharing their pain, they drift further apart.

With his son, David, at a sleepover, Officer Matt Connor invites Eva to his home. During their romantic weekend, volatile confrontations erupt between Matt’s mother and Eva and David’s biological mother and Eva. The rural town enjoys the uproar. Even on her best behavior, Eva worries about the chaos she brings to Matt and David’s lives.

Before Joe heads to the FBI Academy, Director Peter Bingaman asks for his help on an unofficial case. He needs an outsider, who’s smart and quick on his feet. Joe jumps at the chance to test his skills. Before long, they uncover horrendous crimes. Suddenly, Joe’s in over his head.

Will Joe’s family put aside their problems and come to his aid before it’s too late? And what will that mean for his career as an agent?

This page turner is the second novel in The Chemical Attraction Series and is packed with fast-paced action, suspense, and romance that will leave you craving for more.



SEARCHING FOR HER 
(Anthology of Short Stories about the Series)

REVIEW: 5 STARS
Okay, I thought I had really enjoyed Their Rigid Rules but man, I really loved The Kindred Code. And yes, I DO recommend you read that other book first. Personally, I felt like I already had a connection with these characters and as I read this second book, that connection only got stronger and deeper. Very well developed characters that were very much brought to life with Ms. Thompson's writing style! LOVED IT!!  I was once again glued to my tablet! With everything that was going on, I needed to know how everything would unfold! I felt emotionally invested in this storyline, LOL!

Have I mentioned how excited I am that I started this series? Another 5-star read!


MEET THE AUTHOR:
As a former holistic practitioner with a science background, Christina Thompson enjoys writing about the physical science, the emotional workings of our mind and heart, and the spiritual energy that taps into our passions. 

Her degree in biology from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo gave her a love of science and a background into the physical realm of the body. Her diploma in Traditional Chinese acupuncture from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine taught her that the mind and spirit affect the body in powerful ways. She currently resides with her husband, Kraig, in Michigan.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU
(A standalone novel)
A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors 
Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland 

Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. 

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways. 

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke. 

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime. 

No questions asked. 

Think about it. 

Or don’t. 

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway. 

--Simon 

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REVIEW: 5 STARS
Oh. My. Gosh. Let me start right off by saying that when I first started reading or even promoting this book, I had absolutely NO IDEA what it was even about. I CHOSE not to read the blurb. I don't read other people's reviews and I don't go around looking at what others are saying. Why? Because I absolutely LOVE going in blind and devouring books by authors that are on my favorites list. Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland have become THE author duo that I will always automatically one-click and trust that their story will be fantastic.

Well, let me just say that as always, I was BLOWN AWAY.  These two authors have written quite a few books together already so I always wonder, what else can they possibly come up with? Well, shit. I don't know how they do it, but they need to keep it up!!!!!!

They always create these witty, sexy heroes you can't help but INSTANTLY love, and their heroines are just as amazing too! The connection between their main characters is ALWAYS TOP-NOTCH. Like....I'm at a loss for words when trying to describe just how well Ward & Keeland develop their books. From fantastic characters to addictive storylines, they are always a MUST. Always. If you're ever in a book funk, pick up any of their books. You will fall in love with reading all over again. I guarantee it.

Simon & Bridget. What can I even say about them other than YOU NEED TO READ THEIR STORY? I swear there were scenes that made my heart's heart swoon just like there were others I found myself laughing out loud (probably while looking like a complete jackass) and other scenes where I'm sure I heard my heart break into a million tiny pieces, like the scene Simon walks in and finds Bridget holding a paper she found in the trash. Oh man. Wait until you read that part. Even TinMan's heart would break.

I really don't want to say anything else because truthfully, you HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK. Go in and devour it. A 2017 Top Favorites List book for me! FIVE STARS.



— ABOUT THE AUTHORS —
VI KEELAND
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!


PENELOPE WARD
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 



BOOK PROMO: Ariella's Escape by Carolee Croft

ARIELLA'S ESCAPE
by Carolee Croft

Ariella had always believed that the life of a warrior should include indulging in wine and men whenever they were on offer… And in Chaldea, the capital of the old empire, they certainly were...

Especially the man she finds in her bedchamber, a slave provided by her hosts to entertain her in any way she wishes.

But when betrayed and surrounded by enemies in a strange land, there is only one man she can trust—the slave who was meant only for her pleasure but is much more than he seems.

Demetrius had been captured in a battle at the age of 15, and slavery was all he had known in his adult life. When his chance for freedom comes along, his fate is bound to the noble warrior maiden whose voice and body he cannot resist. Duty calls him to return to his kingdom, but the journey will take him places that will change him forever.

Together, they make their way through a den of thieves and an enchanted elf forest, but the biggest danger of all may be their fiery attraction to each other and the secret that will draw a dividing line between them.


 

EXCERPT:

Their first kiss

“Now tell me the truth, Demetrius,” she asked, a smile playing at the edges of her lips, “Did the king send you here to find out my secrets?”

“The truth…” he lay back, cradling his head in his hands, a pose that the huge muscles of his chest stand out even more. “The truth is, this is a gesture of hospitality. But yes, he did want me to report anything you might say in regards to the negotiations. However, I don’t believe that he was interested in any information regarding your swifthounds, so that secret is safe with me.”

Ariella burst out laughing. She wanted to playfully slap his shoulder, but she was afraid of where it may lead.

“I knew it!” she exclaimed, “But does he really expect me to spill the muckpitts to you, especially when you’ve just told me of his plan?”

“I admit, I find it rather far-fetched myself,” he replied, “but then again, when I’m embracing you in the heat of passion…” he scooped an arm under her and rolled her over to face him, “who knows what political secrets you might reveal.”

When he had first seized her in mock abandon, she laughed, but then feeling the embrace of his strong arms around her, seeing his face just inches from her own, she suddenly froze, not wanting him to let go.

“It’s doubtful I will reveal anything,” she said slowly, “but we won’t know until we try, will we?”

They lay there facing each other, and he still did not let go. This seemed so wrong, Ariella thought. She knew she was in danger here, and that this man could very well be posing as a friend to gain her trust, though she knew not for what purpose. The ease with which he confessed to being sent to her bedchamber as a spy was suspicious, or on the other hand it could mean that he was no spy at all, that he was only teasing her.

She couldn’t read much in the clear blue fount of his eyes, more liquid than fire now, except a strong yearning for closeness.

His lips were slightly open, just inches away from hers. She realized she was now beyond any reasoning. She leaned into him, inhaling that ravishingly innocent smell, and her lips just lightly touched his.

Ariella suddenly wondered if she had had too much to drink after all, for in that moment when their lips had barely touched, she felt as if his lips were the most sensuous, delicious lips she had ever kissed.

As if disbelieving her own senses, she pulled back for a moment – though a moment long enough to see he looked as overwhelmed as she was – and then her lips encountered his once more, with a more determined pressure… Ariella was completely lost in the kiss, which sent the whole room spinning and the blood rushing through her body in a furious tempest.


AUTHOR CAROLEE CROFT: Enchanted by romance on page and screen, I have always tried to write my own versions of the perfect fairytale. As for real life, I believe I may have already found the man of my dreams, but I still haven’t found the dog of my dreams. Currently, I’m obsessed with Italian greyhounds. I can usually be found enjoying the outdoors or relaxing with a good book on the west coast of Canada.

Monday, September 18, 2017

NEW RELEASE: Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Happy Release Day to my most favorite author duo ever, Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland!! DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU is LIVE on all retailers!! Can't wait to start my copy!! Review will be posted on Thursday! :) 


DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU
(A standalone novel)
A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors 
Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland 

Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. 

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways. 

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke. 

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime. 

No questions asked. 

Think about it. 

Or don’t. 

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway. 

--Simon 

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— ABOUT THE AUTHORS —
VI KEELAND
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!


PENELOPE WARD
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

EXCERPT: Dear Bridget, I Want You by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward


DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU
(A standalone novel)
Release date 9/18/2017
A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors 
Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland 

Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. 

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways. 

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke. 

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime. 

No questions asked. 

Think about it. 

Or don’t. 

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway. 

--Simon 

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— EXCERPT REVEAL —
Every time I considered leaving my room, I would grab the framed picture of Ben and stare at it. The urge to go to Simon was so strong; I basically hadn’t put down the framed photo of my deceased husband in an hour. I was lying in my bed, holding a picture of a dead man while fantasizing about one who was very much alive and in the other room. With the door cracked open waiting for me. There was one part of Simon’s note that I just kept reading over and over.

I want to make you come. Hard. I want you to get lost in me and I want to hear you say my name over and over while we fuck.

While we fuck.

While we fuck.


I was pretty sure that Ben had never used the word fuck like that before. Did we even fuck? We made love, sure. Our sex life was normal—at least, I think it was normal. Don’t get me wrong, the passion wasn’t the same as when we first got together. But after ten years, both of us working full time and raising a child, it was normal to have some of the desire dwindle, wasn’t it?

While we fuck.

I looked at the picture of my husband and sighed. We didn’t fuck. Not even in the beginning. And I felt guilty for that now. Maybe we should have been fucking. I certainly didn’t do anything to entice him to want me the last few years. Was it my fault our sex life had gotten boring? I rested the picture of Ben over my heart and laid my hand over it. I could feel my heart beating out of control beneath my fingers.

Shutting my eyes, I tried to force thoughts of Simon from my mind. But it was no use. Visions of his hard, sculpted body hovering over me had infiltrated my brain. So, here I was, a thirty-three-year-old, single mother lying in my bed all alone with a picture of my dead husband held to my heart while I visualized fucking another man.

Fucking.

Not making love.

I needed my head examined.

After two hours and no sleep in sight, I decided the only way I was going to be able to get any rest was if I got everything I was feeling off of my chest. Flicking on the light, I carefully set the framed photo of my beloved Ben on my nightstand and then opened the drawer and dug out a pen and piece of pretty stationery. I would write down my thoughts to clear my mind. I had no intention of actually giving the letter to Simon, so there was no reason to filter anything I said.

Dear Simon…


— ABOUT THE AUTHORS —
VI KEELAND
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!


PENELOPE WARD
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 



Thursday, September 7, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Dreams of Change by Brandy L Rivers

DREAMS OF CHANGE by Brandy L Rivers
Paranormal Romance
Branches of Emrys #2


Dreams hide secrets.

Bran Roantree has a secret. From the moment he met Evangeline, he's wanted her. While happily married, he ignored the attraction. His wife has been dead three years, and becoming a werewolf revealed she was always meant to be his mate. He's done waiting.

Evangeline Laurent has many secrets. Like the fact her father has used her as a bargaining chip more times than she cares to remember. She was ready to open up and let Bran in, until she's pulled away by her father for a mysterious emergency.

Her father plans to use her once again, convinced she's the only one who can save him. To do so, she has to give up the first man she doesn't want to forget.

Bran isn't ready to let her go, but the secrets he uncovers may change his mind. 

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REVIEW: 5 STARS
This book has officially made my TOP FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2017 list!

Addictive and action-packed, Dreams Of Change had be GLUED to my e-reader! That prologue immediately captured my attention and I absolutely LOVED how it connected with the story.

Ever since I read book 1 in the series (interconnected standalone novels), I was super interested in Bran. I knew his story would be good and Brandy L Rivers did not disappoint at all! Swoon-worthy and protective, Bran was one hot alpha! I loved how much he loved Evangeline. He'd stop at nothing to keep her safe from her father and the evil that came with him.

As the story unfolded, I found myself even more immersed in what was happening.  Talk about a page-turner! It was also really nice seeing some of the characters from the other series cross over! It felt like I was seeing old friends.

Man, there was so much love and intense chemistry between the couples in this book! SO. MUCH. PASSION. Gosh, I loved everything about this book. Every, single thing!! A MUST READ for sure!! Whether you love Paranormal Romances or not, give this book a shot! I would suggest reading book 1, Sleepwalker, prior but it's not absolutely necessary.  FIVE STARS!


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Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: A Little Like Destiny by Lisa Suzanne: New Release 99cents


A LITTLE LIKE DESTINY by Lisa Suzanne
A Little Like Destiny Book #1
A Rockstar Romance

Reserved and responsible Reese Brady refuses to miss her chance with bad boy rock star Mark Ashton. After one steamy night, she's convinced the emotional connection they shared was just a figment of her imagination. After all, he’s a womanizer whose affairs are highly publicized.

Reese strives to leave that night behind her after a handsome business mogul asks her to dinner. Her relationship with Brian Fox quickly escalates into something meaningful, but Reese never expects the secret that emerges when he finally invites her to his penthouse.

She fell in love with a rock star the last time she was there. How could she know she’d fall in love with his brother next?




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REVIEW: 5 STARS!!! 
OMG! A N G S T. 
Oh, sweet Jesus! Lisa Suzanne does this to me time and time again!!! She hooks me right from the very first page, keeps me hostage, fully engrossed until I'm done binge-reading. 

What. A. Book.

I started off #TeamBrian ALL THE WAY. I was getting antsy knowing what was surely coming and feeling all kinds of heartbroken for Brian. But then...then Lisa had to really introduce us to Mark, and make me LOVE Mark even more than Brian, if at all possible. 

And now I am so TORN!!

Sweet mother of all endings, man!! Is book two done, Lisa? Please tell me it is!!! I NEED IT.

OH EM GEE. This book is FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. Addictive, angsty, and oh so yummy!! Talk about a forbidden romance that pulls at your heartstrings!

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FIVE ANGTSY STARS!!!!!!!!!


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A Little Like Destiny Book #2
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with her husband and baby boy. She’s a former high school English teacher and college composition instructor. When she's not cuddling baby Mason, she can be found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.



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