Sunday, January 25, 2015

Review: Kick (Savage Saints MC #1) by Carmen Jenner

When I was ten, my father indoctrinated me into the family.

A brotherhood who would fight, protect, and give their lives for one another. A club whose ties ran thicker than blood, murkier than the dirt and grime that tainted my soul. Stronger than the bonds that connected me to my own family.

A band of brothers, where loyalty was kept and paid in a currency of blood.

When I was twenty-seven, I betrayed that brotherhood.

I’ve spent every day since running, avoiding paying back that debt.

My name is Daniel Johnson. I have betrayed everyone I ever loved.

And I’ll betray her too.

This is my story—if you’re screwed up enough to want to read it.

Warning: Kick contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations of a taboo nature. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies.


Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes…so will we rise and overcome!

Born and bred into the MC life, indoctrinated as a child by my one percenter father, I am the product of my environment!  I am Kick and I am a monster, a killer, a betrayer of those I swore to protect.  This is who I am and there is no redemption for me. Everyone that I have ever cared for dies! Now that I have found her, saved her, I will end up betraying her and yet I cannot let her go!

My name is Kayla Kennedy and I am a survivor.  I have survived being kidnapped by three deranged men, who beat me, abused me and raped me repeatedly for over three weeks.  If I could describe my life before KICK it would be normal, average, the girl next door with a loving family. After Kick I am a changed woman.  He saved me from my kidnappers, taught me how to be strong, to survive. Then Kick helped me get my vengeance on the men that destroyed the old Kayla. Indie was born out of the flames of retribution.  When Kick claims her as his, will she accept him or say goodbye?  Can she be a part of his lifestyle?

Hero: 
Daniel ‘Kick’ Johnson 4.5 stars
Heroine: Kayla ‘Indie’ Kennedy 4.5 stars
Plot:  4.5 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:  No

Would I recommend this book:  Yes! This is no rainbow and roses MC book!  It is a gritty love story that is outside the norm, set in a true one percenter’s life with violence and mayhem.  If you are looking for something that is different while still working for that HEA this is a read for you! 

Would I recommend this author:  Yes!
 Ms. Jenner writes from the heart and her books reflect that unique style and dedication! The intensity that she brings to her stories grabs her readers until the end.  Her characters are real and not sugar coated.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

Review: Throb by Vi Keeland

The rules:

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain…so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil…and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother. 


Overall Rating:  4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★

Reality TV Romance meets real world love…and the winner is! 

Circumstances have put Kate into a situation that called for desperate actions on her part.  She signed on the dotted line to be part of a reality show that pairs one bachelor with a group of women that want him to choose them.  Kate agreed not to date, have sex or disclose anything about the show to or with anyone outside the show.  The grand prize is $250,000!  That is just want she needs to save her family home, care for invalid brother and sick mother.  Everything was going great until she met Cooper at a friendly poker game, then all bets are off.  The attraction sizzles and electricity sparks between the two of them.  Will she be strong enough to deny her feelings and do what needs to be done?

Cooper cannot believe he has finally met the woman he wants forever with and she is keeping him at arm’s length. When his brother comes to him for money to finance his next project, Cooper can’t believe it when he sees his Kate on the preview DVD.  His brother is the one in charge of the project that Kate has committed herself to until completion.  There is no way he can stay away from her for that long, so he finds himself haunting the filming. Can he convince her to spend time with him?  After all, rules are meant to be broken, especially when true live is involved.  Will Kate let him help her and leave the show?  Or will their HEA be lost in reality TV?

Hero: Cooper 4 stars
Heroine: Kate 4 stars
Plot:  4 stars
Steam Level: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger:  No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Frustration meets determination explains the relationship between Cooper and Kate.  He is frustrated that she cannot be his and she is determined to do whatever she has too to take care of her family…and the winner is? 

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Ms. Keeland is a remarkable storyteller that not only knows how to create unforgettable character but also make their story real. 

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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From the author of All of You and Before You Break comes a new Between Breaths romance about the silent, inked up skateboarder and the tattoo artist who unravels him piece by piece…

Tattoo artist Cory Easton has worked long enough at Raw Ink to know, just by looking at a dude, what his body art reveals, what makes him tick, what even makes him scared. Until he meets the quiet and remote Jude York—so unreadable, so unreachable, and so unlike anyone else, he can’t help but arouse Cory’s curiosity.

As captivating and complex as his ink, Jude is a mystery—and Cory’s falling fast and hard under his spell. Against his better judgment to steer clear.

The rumors of Jude’s past overshadow him—whispers of prison and an unmentionable secret that’s kept him in the protective shadows of a local motorcycle club. As Cory probes deeper, he wonders how much he really wants to know. Especially since Jude has awakened something inside him that has been buried too long—and has him feeling completely alive for the first time in forever…

Book Blitz: More Heated Pleasures by Candy Caine



More Heated Pleasures from popular author, Candy Caine. This collection of red-hot interracial romances features brand new stories…


Forever on My Mind—Feeling
betrayed by her best friend and the love of her life, Tim, Brianna strives to overcome her heartbreak with nothing but casual sexual relationships. But when Tim comes back into her life years later, can she deny the heat, the passion,
the tenderness she experiences at the sinfully skillful hands of the only man she’s ever loved?


Staying Focused—Darla’s photography profession exposes her to some of the hunkiest  male models in Manhattan. And when one hazel-eyed sex magnet begins to haunt her dreams, she can’t resist living out her fantasy when he boards the same deserted subway car she takes home late one evening…


Afternoon Delight—What the postman sees Mabel do every afternoon on his delivery route makes him decide to deliver more than letters to her…



Sleeping With the Boss—Fantasizing about her boss leads Bethany to a mind-blowing interlude with the tall, handsome man. Imagine her shock when her gorgeous, blue-eyed husband later whispers, “I know what you did today,” and begins to make passionate love to her… 


The Dinner Party—Trapped in an elevator for two hours with a sexy stranger, makes this Ann’s most
unforgettable ride….

“…Candy Caine once again hits the right erotic sweet spots…”
Cynthia White, author of Awakened Desire.








Excerpt from Afternoon Delight      



 As Mabel’s computer booted, she gloried in the beautiful spring day. A squirrel dropped from a tree and scurried away. Her attention swung back to her computer screen. She reread the beginning of the chapter where she’d stopped writing the day before and thought for several minutes about where she wanted to go with the story. Her threesome had been getting it on and she needed to finish the scene.

          In her fertile mind, she choreographed her characters having one woman ride the man’s hard dick, as the other woman lowered her body so that her pussy was over his face. She pictured them doing this for several minutes before one or both of them climaxed and then they shifted position. She felt as if she was some kind of benevolent goddess who bestowed pleasurable favors on her characters. Like Matthew said: “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them…” Then she grinned like a Cheshire Cat.

          Mabel stories were so hot that she became horny. After all, how could she not get involved, especially when her characters were scorching their sheets? She always tried to write at least a thousand words a day, but usually stopped when she realized her concentration was wavering. That’s when she usually rewarded herself with her own little fuck fest.

          She rose and took off her robe. Gathering her sex toys, which consisted of vibrators and rubber cocks, she made herself comfortable on her day bed. What she was about to do could also be listed under the term research, for she had the mirror set strategically across from the bed so she could watch herself.

          Already creaming, Mabel knew she’d come quickly, but wanted to keep her orgasm at bay as long as she could. Picturing her characters in her mind, she walked her fingers through her ample black bush. With two fingers she spread her pussy lips apart, noting how wet and lubricated it was. Slowly, she began to stroke her already engorged clit. “Oh, yees,” she said, closing her eyes. She fanned and gently twisted each of her nipples as she began to rub her pleasure nub.

          Pushing one of her rubber cocks inside of her steaming opening, she felt herself being consumed by the pleasure and knew she was close. Taking her vibrator, she pressed it up against the base of her clit as she continued to pump herself with the cock. Within seconds, pleasure radiated from her pussy to all parts of her body as she came and kept on coming.

          While Mabel was enjoying herself, the postman came to deliver a registered letter, which required her signature. After knocking on the front door without getting an answer, he walked around to the back door and stopped dead in his tracks.

          Through the glass-enclosed sunroom he saw Mabel pleasuring herself. She couldn’t see him from where he was standing, but he could surely see her in all her glory. With a twitching

prick pushing hard against the confines of his pants, he looked around realizing how secluded they were. His broad face broke into a huge smile.

          He freed his tool and slid his fingers around its thickened shaft. Precum glistened on his fleshy head as he began to stroke, never taking his eyes off of Mabel. The excitement of masturbating in the open like that caused his breath to quicken as he beat his meat faster. He turned and shot his wad into the bushes. Then he left, having to come back for her signature the following day.

          The following day started out just like the day before. Mabel rose, took her leisurely shower, had breakfast and went to write in her sunroom. Again, she reviewed what she had written the day before and made a few corrections before continuing on. And just like yesterday, when she became horny, she stopped writing and took out her toys.

          It was about that time when the mail truck pulled to the curb in front of Mabel’s house. The postman took the registered letter from his mail sack and got out of his truck. He went up her front walk and knocked on her door. He smiled when she didn’t answer. Was it possible for a replay of yesterday? He pondered this thought with a great deal of anticipation as he strolled to the back of her house.,,







PRAISE FOR CANDY CAINE




For Your Love ★★★★★

“What would you do and how far would you go for love? With great wit, twists and turns, a cast of well-crafted characters you’ll want to cheer for, (and some you won’t), Candy Caine’s delightful story asksand answers this age-old question.” —Niambi Brown Davis, Author of Sanctuary




For Your Love ★★★★★

A sexy, fabulous read. I couldn’t put it down. I was disappointed that the book ended when it did. I could have read on.” —Bertrice Small, Best-selling author of Skye O’Malley









Whether she’s writing a short story or novel, Candy Caine will make her interracial romances hot and spicy. Always striving to entertain her readers, Candy tries to breathe life into her characters, making life often interesting for her husband, Robert back in their home on Long Island, NY. And both are trying to teach their fifteen-year old yellow Lab, Sammy, new tricks.



Candy loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at candy@candycaine.com.



Visit her website at www.candycaine.com.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Spotlight Author of the Week: Aden Lowe


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Growing up an only child, I was lucky enough to have a huge brood of cousins to help me get into all sorts of trouble. Long summers spent on various family members' farms gave me a deep appreciation for the outdoors and horses. I worked my way through college training horses as a result of those summers. 

After 15 years editing books for strangers, I decided to try my own hand at writing. Big Game: Hunted Love #1 was my solo debut, and my story idea file is endless. After I finish the Hunted Love series, I have a romance series featuring soldiers returning from war and set twenty years in the future. And after that, there's a Roman Gladiator who keeps insisting on telling me his story...

Website/blog: http://www.adenlowe.com/
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•**•★ Big Game: Hunted Love #1 •**•
Title: Big Game: Hunted Love #1
Author: Aden Lowe
Published date: September 15th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

Heat Level: Sensual

When a legendary predator decides prize horses should be on his menu, Kate takes the advice of her neighbor ranchers and hires a big game hunter to track the mountain lion and remove the threat. The hunter arrives to take up the trail, but instead of the seasoned older man she expects, he's young and impossibly sexy.

Freshly back from deployment to Afghanistan as a special forces operative, Jakob needs to clear his head of the horrors of war. When his uncle is injured, Jakob steps in to fulfill the older man's commitment to hunt down a mountain lion on the other side of the state. The prospect of several days in the wilderness with only his horses and dogs for company sounds like the ideal opportunity. Except the infuriating female rancher insists on going along for the ride.






Excerpt:
Jakob lay awake a long time despite being exhausted. His mind refused to let go of the puzzle of Kate Holt. Everything about her intrigued him, from her innocent responses to his advances, to the way she suddenly went cold in the blink of an eye. He looked forward to the chance to observe and study her, to learn all those intricacies.

When he finally slept, dreams of a woman with long dark hair and light eyes tormented him through endless scenes, tempting him beyond reason. Mercurial moods went from hot to cold in a flash, leaving him desperate for more. Waking in the pre-dawn with his heart pounding and a raging hard-on striving toward orgasm warned of a short temper for the day ahead. Sexual frustration was so not his best mood.

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•**•Bounty: Hunted Love #2•**•
Bounty hunter Falon Harris is asked to go after outlaw biker Tom Kellen and tracks him to where he's hiding out in Stags Leap, KY, laying low and waiting for the heat to pass. Rita James operates a busy tavern/grill and occasionally rents out the little camper trailer on her back lot. Figuring the tavern is the most logical place to watch for Kellen, Falon rents the trailer for a week. The first night, while he's having dinner and watching everything, Kellen shows up and starts giving Rita a hard time. The bartender puts a stop to it, but Falon gets the idea it's happened before. Knowing Kellen's past, he knows the biker won't take no for an answer for long. 


Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00RGT2NSK
Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00RGT2NSK
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Blog Tour: Slade by Teresa Gabelman

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synopsis


Highly trained VC Warrior, Dr. Slade Buchanan’s, role between lifesaver and lifetaker has been a constant battle, but nothing prepared him for half-breed VC Warrior trainee, Jill Nichols. Slade realizes his struggles from the past were nothing compared to the difficulty of resisting the woman who could never belong to a man like him.


Being the only female VC Warrior recruit, Jill Nichols, has an uphill battle. Falling for the sexy doctor, Slade Buchanan, has not made the battle any easier, especially when he constantly reminds her and others there will never be anything between them. Working harder than any male recruit, obstacles are thrown in her path, and with each challenge, it becomes clear that the two things she wants most may never be.


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Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ ★★★★
Vampires have come out of the closet and humans are struggling to accept engineered half-breeds.  This is Ms. Gabelman’s sixth book in her Protectors series.  While she focuses on Slade and Jill’s story,  she also continues to revisit characters from her previous books as well as introduce possible future couples.  Finally, Jill and Slade have their time in the spotlight and their story told! Expect the unexpected and you will not be disappointed!

Jill was taken from her family and turned into a half-breed.  Her family turned their backs on her and she was forced to survive on her own.  It is hard for a woman, especially when she is a half vampire and half human.  But it is Jill’s goal to be a warrior. She has a lot of obstacles to overcome to accomplish her goal.  If it had not been for her other half-breed friends and the VC Warriors she would not have survived.  Now the half-breeds are facing a new foe, the mayor and his fiancĂ© are out to incarcerate them.  The only reason that Jill was not rounded up with the other half-breeds is that she is the process of become a VC Warrior and is protected by law.  Since the first moment Jill had met Dr. Slade Buchanan, the electricity between the two was smoking!  How long will they continue to ignore each other and the attraction they feel for each other?

Trained as a VC Warrior, a healer and also a member of the council, Slade has an obligation to his people as well as humans.  His job is to not only protect but to also train future warriors.  Jill and her group fall under Slade.  He is bidding his time, trying to keep Jill at a distance while preparing her to take the next step as a VC Warrior.  The more time they are together, the harder it is to deny his need to claim her as his own.  When Jill agrees to go undercover in a gentlemen’s club, Slade reaches the end of his tolerance.  He will claim his mate.  Or will those that are after the VC Warrior’s and the half-breeds will win?

Hero: Dr. Slade Buchanan 5 stars
Heroine: Jill Nichols 5 stars
Plot: 5 stars
Steam Level: 5 stars
Cliffhanger:  No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! When you have a hot, alpha male that recognizes his one and only and will do anything to protect and claim her, you have a really scorching hot read.  Add a spunky female that has serious issues and you have the perfect situation for pandemonium!

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Ms. Gabelman is an amazing author that continually gives her audience more with each book she shares. Love the way she transitioned from this book to preparing her fans for the next.  I cannot wait for Jax and Caroline’s story. 

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***



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Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1 http://smarturl.it/DamonProtectors

Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2  http://smarturl.it/JaredProtectors

Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3 http://smarturl.it/DuncanProtectors

Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4 http://www.smarturl.it/SidProtectors

Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5   http://smarturl.it/AdamProtectors

Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6  http://smarturl.it/SladeProtectors


about the author


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Teresa Gabelman is the Best Selling Author of the 'Protectors Series'. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found screaming for her son as well as his teammates at MMA events across the country.


Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!


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Website: www.teresagabelman.com


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Blog Tour: The Consequences of Sin by K.A. Robinson

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Synopsis

When the sun disappeared, the world was cast in shadows, hiding the evil that lay in wait. When it was dark, I hunted. The shadows caressed my body as I did things I could never do in the light of day.

Eighteen-year-old Bree Bowen has spent her entire life training and working as one of her father’s assassins. Fear has kept her and her best friend, Wes, under her father’s thumb—until now.

When Wes takes matters into his own hands, securing Bree a new identity and a plane ticket to America, he gives her the one chance she’s been desperately seeking.

Learning to live a new life isn’t easy. Add in her new roommate, Reid, who just happens to be a stripper, and things start to get a little crazy. Falling for a man has never been part of her plan, but she can’t seem to stay away from Reid.
When Bree’s past comes crashing back into her life, secrets that she’s fought to keep hidden are revealed, and she’s forced to choose between Reid and the life she could have with him, or Wes, the one man who has always loved her unconditionally.

Regardless of her choice, she must learn the consequences of sin.

This book will be a standalone.


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Review: The Farm: Cole by Craig Lowe

The Farm is a slave training ground outside Estherville, Iowa run by Master Xander. Men and women are sent or go willingly to be trained. The first short in the series called “Cole” is the story of Cole trying to become a student of Master Xander in order to move away from being a Dom into the life of a full time master.


Like all stories there needs to be a beginning and “Cole” is just that. Read how he moves into the new world and prepare yourself for his future.


Overall Rating:  4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★
Master in training…Dom all the way? 

What is a DOM?  How do you become a Master?  These are all questions that Cole had asked himself repeatedly.  He was a thirty-five year old that had lived the BDSM lifestyle for the past six years as a DOM and felt successful.  The next step was to become a Master or was it?  When he was given the opportunity to train under the top Master, Cole committed to the training.  But is it really what he thinks it is? In order to become a Master, first he must live as a slave under Master Xander.  

Hero: Cole 4 stars
Heroine: 4 stars
Plot:  4 stars
Steam Level: 5 stars
Cliffhanger:  Yes

Would I recommend this book:  Yes.  This is the beginning of Cole’s training as a Master.  It deals with his introduction to the life of as a slave under a Master.  


Would I recommend this author:  Yes. This author is a Master of erotic experiences.  Not just straight, gay, bisexual or lesbian.  His storyline is fresh and fascinating for the reader.


***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***