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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Review of Husband Fur Hire (Bears Fur Hire #1) by T.S. Joyce


Elyse Abram is desperate. On the wrong side of a relationship with a man who has lost his mind, she’s making big changes, starting with being utterly done with love. But life on her Alaskan homestead is too hard to handle alone, so she’s got a plan. Hire a husband. No romance, no emotions, just a marriage certificate that will tie an able-bodied man to her. But when a strapping giant of a man shows up on her doorstep and gives her all the right answers, leaving romance off the table might prove harder than she thought. Too bad the growl in her new helpmate’s throat and his careful way with explanations have her thinking she’s stepped into something much bigger than she bargained for. 

Dominant grizzly shifter, Ian Silver, has a job to do. One of the local werewolves is on a violent bender, and as a shifter enforcer, Ian has an order to put him down. But when his mark begs him to check on the woman he hurt, Ian can’t help his curiosity. One meeting with Elyse and his shock nearly doubles him over. A husband for hire? Hell no. Forget his protective instincts and his inability to stay away from the beguiling woman. He would make a terrible mate and besides…what Elyse doesn’t know about him could kill her. 

A full-length first book in T. S. Joyce’s brand new Bears Fur Hire series. 

Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences. 





Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

The Alaskan Wilds is not the place for the weak of body, mind or spirit.  It takes a certain kind of person to live and thrive in the harsh frontier.  A wilderness that is home to some two-legged creatures, that at times also walk on four furry legs.  In the first book Husband Fur Hire in her new series, T. S. Joyce once again gives a new and totally unexpected slant to the world of shifters. This is the story of a modern day pioneer woman and the shifter that saves her bacon!

Ian Silver is a grizzly shifter and an enforcer for his kind. He is sent to track, hunt and bring to justice those shifters that break shifter law.  Upon awakening from hibernation, he finds a kill order for a wolf shifter that is killing humans.  The orders include a picture of a human woman that had been cohabitating with the wolf he has been assigned to find.  From the moment Ian sees the picture he is attracted to the woman and has to fight his bear not to go and find her.  But he has a job to do and cannot be swayed from his duty! When his job is done, Ian finds himself knocking on her door and is surprised to find the woman’s pull is even more powerful.  He cannot have a mate!  He has too many enemies and besides that he is a dominate grizzly that sleeps half the year.  What can he offer a mate, a human?

How did she get involved with that no good, lazy, thieving man? All he did was freeload and leave her with barely enough supplies to survive the winter.  So Elyse Abram decides to take a page out of her uncle’s book and advertise for a husband.  If it worked for her uncle, surely it will work for her. However, she was not expecting the sexy giant of a man that answered her ad.  How could a man like that answer an ad like hers?  He could have any woman he wanted, poise as a model for the perfect outdoors man and still not break a sweat.  Elyse needs help and out of all the applicants, he is the only one that could possibly work, regardless of the overwhelming need to jump his bones! 

If you are looking for a full-length paranormal romance that will keep you turning the pages, look no more!  This is the book for you.  The characters are phenomenal; the storyline is filled with drama, passion and action that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  Added to that is an unforgettable setting that creates the perfect background for this amazing book.  Perfect first book in T. S. Joyce’s new series and a fantastic new addition to my paranormal library!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Review of Rodeo (FMX Bros, #2) by Tess Oliver



Book 2 of Tess Oliver's bestselling FMX Bros series. The series that's being called "fantastic", "refreshing" and "fun".

Six years ago, Parker "Rodeo" Stevens left Montana and his dad's horse ranch to follow his dreams of riding freestyle motocross in California. And he's never looked back. But when hometown ex-girlfriend Sayler Russell shows up in town, she stirs up all kinds of old feelings, plenty of passion and a whole lot of trouble.

Sayler Russell left Montana to get away from a terrible marriage. She takes refuge in California and soon finds herself back in the arms of Parker Stevens, the one person in Montana who ever understood her. But a bad decision has put her in danger and now she has no choice but to run again.
 







Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★
What do you get when you mix a cowboy and an FMX rider? You get Tess Oliver’s amazing second book in her FMX Bros. series! Once again the complex mind of Ms. Oliver interweaves a remarkable tale of a good, bad boy that will leave you breathless and laughing at the same time.  Rodeo is a book that you will defiantly want to have in your library for your reading enjoyment.  
It all started with a free pitcher of beer coupon!  The strip club was just an added bonus! Everything was ok until the stripper was a blast from Rodeo’s past, a past he thought he had left in Montana living her HEA. He wants to help her, find out how she ended in a strip joint and why she didn’t contact him.  Sayler is keeping secrets and he needs her to open up and let him in again.  The old feelings are still just as strong as when they were both crazy, trouble making teens. His instincts are going wild, protect her and keep her safe.  Could she be his one?   
Trouble seemed to follow her like a dark cloud!  Known for not being the best decision maker, Sayler Russell just couldn’t seem to shake the results of those decisions.  They just kept following her, haunting her and not letting go!  She thought she had covered her tracks well and was hidden from those consequences that were after her.  Then in walks her past, Parker Steven, her ex-boyfriend. It had been six years since he left and she had not listened to his warnings about the man she intended to marry. She should have listened to him! You know that old saying ‘out of the frying pan into the fire’ that is exactly where Sayler found herself.  Involving Parker in her trouble is not going to happen, even if he wants to, she cannot let him.
This is Parker ‘Rodeo’ Stevens and Sayler Russell’s story.  It is about two exceptional individuals that know how to get in trouble without even trying. The characters are realistic and at the same time the storyline will keep you reading until the end.  Sizzling hot action with a beautiful underlying love story completes this book, thank you Ms. Oliver.
***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
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Holy Hotness Cover Reveal Stitch Satan's Fury MC by L. Wilder

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Stitch As the club Enforcer, Stitch is the man chosen to protect the club. There are no limits to his brutality, no lines drawn in the sand. The club is his life, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep his brothers safe. He’s a man who keeps to himself, guarding the walls that he secured so long ago. Then, one moment, one chance meeting, changes everything. Wren Life for Wren and her son, Wyatt, isn’t exactly easy. Yet, Wren faces each day with determination and courage. Wyatt is her joy and motivation; for him, she will find a way to make their lives better, even when obstacles are continually thrown in her path. The last thing she needs is another complication, but what is life without hurdles to overcome? Stitch appears when they need him the most, protecting them when no one else can. Wren can’t understand it. She should feel threatened by his bulging muscles and menacing tattoos, but she’s somehow able to see past the mysterious biker to the man inside. She is drawn to him for reasons she can’t even begin to comprehend. All she knows is that her body craves his touch.
Can Stitch let his guard down and allow these two strangers into his heart? Can Wren see beyond the scars of her past long enough to let him in, or will her fear drive him away?
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I am a lover of romance novels, summer breaks, and unexpected quiet times when I can write without interruptions. Writing the Devil Chaser's MC Romance series has been a long time dream of mine, and it is still hard to believe that I actually did it. I loved writing the Devil Chasers series, and I am looking forward to working on the Satan's Fury MC series. Thank you so much for checking out my page. You can also find me on facebook and twitter. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLeslieWilder/timeline Twitter: https://twitter.com/wilder_leslie Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/L.-Wilder/e/B00NDKCCMI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1440296243&sr=8-2-ent    
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Review of Under the Influence by L.B. Simmons


Dalton,

I loved you once. A love I thought irrevocable. A love I mistakenly believed could transcend both time and circumstance. Under the influence of my dimwitted, na├»ve, traitorous heart, I became intoxicated with what I now know was simply a figment of my self-indulgent imagination. So drunk on the feeling, I couldn’t see what was right in front of my face. So foolishly enamored, I blindly followed my heart into the depths of an emotion that would ravage me. 

Years later, I know now what I wish I knew then. I am stronger. Smarter. Tougher. I will not allow myself to be broken again. 

I loved you.

I raged for you.

I wept for you.

And now, I’m letting you go.

*Author’s Note: Under the Influence is the journey of two childhood friends that spans the course of five pivotal years in their lives. It is a story about their discovery of true friendship as it blossoms into first love, their experience of crucial sacrifice and ultimate betrayal, and their endurance of agonizing heartbreak on the way to finding lasting redemption.*




Overall Rating: 5 Rockin’ ★★★★

Have you ever met someone and known that that person was your destiny?  In L.B. Simmons newest novel, Under the Influence, this beautifully written read is full of passion, love, and destiny all with an underlying truth about abuse.  With masterfully created characters, the reader is drawn in from the beginning and held captive to end. Once again, L.B. has stepped up to the plate and delivered a high flying masterpiece.

From the start of his life, Dalton Greer has struggled to stay afloat.   Abused and forgotten, Dalton is drawn at a very young age into a life of crime. He was controlled by a monster that burrowed his talons deep into Dalton’s soul with no way of getting out.  With that insidious hold, he can't have the one person that has always been in his heart, a part of his soul, Spencer Locke.  However, because of what he has become he must protect her from the evil that surrounds him with his last breathe.  He will keep her safe and deny his need to claim her.

When she met Dalton Greer one night, many years ago, Spencer Locke formed a crush. From that first moment, Spencer felt Dalton was her destiny, her HEA.  But the one thing standing in the way of that is Dalton himself.  Spencer has patiently waited and will wait forever for the one person her heart beats for, Dalton.

It's really amazing how life tends to hurt us all one way or another, while at the same time, life can give us unbelievable joy, happiness and love.  L.B. Simmons brings to light in her books such tragedy and horrible circumstances that will tug at your heart strings in the most vulnerable way.  I am such a huge fan of her work!  This book shows nothing less than the excellent author that L.B. Simmons is.  I faithfully await your next book! 
Under the Influence is a great addition to any library.  Definitely a 5 star read!  

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Cover Reveal: REDEEMING RHYS by Mary E. Palmer @MP_writer8

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Title: REDEEMING RHYS
A Dark Novel
Author: Mary E. Palmerin
Release Date: January 19, 2016
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Are people born pure?
Is evil learned, or is it birthed into one's soul, like a fallen angel who was previously part of graciousness? Rhys is decayed, black, and bad. He cut distortion out of his life years before, but he let her live; his only way to gain redemption once more. As his sinful needs blanket him with dread, he seeks penance from the soul he saw as a second chance. Is absolution too late for Rhys? **Warning, dark scenes depicted heavily throughout this novel. Read the Author's disclaimer carefully before proceeding with this title.**   Rhys - pre order
 
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He brushed a tangled strand of dark hair away from the girl’s battered forehead, not an ounce of empathy filling his shadowy heart. He wished he could talk to God, but there was no God where he was birthed. God was learned. God was forced. He believed in Him once, only to be left. Stranded. Alone. Evil was easier. Turning to the darkness was the simplest route. Cutting them away from his life, making the hurt stop was the method to his madness, the start of something beautifully fucked that he would never be prepared for.   IMG_20151123_210311  
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International bestselling author of the Monster series. Writer of dark, taboo tales. Lover of tattoos, art, and a hopeless book junkie.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Congrats & Happy Release to @KLKrieg! Undeniably Asher is Live!

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  Book 2 in the The Colloway Brothers series. Each book can be read as a standalone. Memories. When does our past stop picking at our scars and start letting them heal? Scars. Can we see beyond our wounds to the possibilities the future holds? Possibilities. How do we let ourselves become vulnerable enough to trust the love that’s right in front of us? Fate. She’s a fickle, wily bitch that slaps us in the face every opportunity she gets. Sometimes it’s a taunt, but sometimes it’s a goddamn wake-up call to pay attention. Take what’s rightfully yours without shame or apology. So when destiny put me straight in Alyse Kingsley’s path once again, I knew this was one slap I wasn’t ignoring. I’d let her get away once. I wouldn’t again. She was mine and I was takin’ her, kicking and screaming if need be. Alyse ~ Deceit and betrayal. Every single person who was supposed to love me committed one of these. My mother. My father. My sister. My lover. Incapable of letting people see the real me, I hold them at arm’s length. But Asher Colloway is relentless and it doesn’t take long before I cave to his pursuits. The big question is: can I let him in where it counts most? Before ghosts from my past come back to haunt me in ways I can’t possibly fathom? Before it’s too late? Asher ~ Trust. Forgiveness. Impossible concepts, having been fucked over by a woman I’d loved before. But those aren’t my only personality flaws. I’m possessive. I’m jealous. I’m dominant. I have a secret kink. I want Alyse. All of her. She shows people the shiny, untainted surface. I want the murky, damaged depth. The shadows. I want in all the way. Just when I think I’ve made it, fate cruelly bitch-slaps me again. And this time I don’t see it coming. The question now is: what am I willing to do to keep the woman I love by my side? And can Alyse accept me the way I am, faults and all?   goodreads link
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Lies. When does hiding the truth to protect someone you love turn into deception?
Deception. When does your unwavering trust turn into the ultimate betrayal?
Betrayal. When is the truth more than it appears to be on the surface?
Within less than twenty-four hours of proposing to the love of his life, she disappeared. No note. No trace. No explanation. Nothing. Now, five years later, she’s resurfaced and Gray will stop at nothing to make Livia his again. But is love enough to forgive an unforgivable wrong?
Livia ~ I had less than sixty seconds to make a decision that would forever change my life and those of the ones I loved. I sacrificed. I suffered. I survived. And no one must ever discover my shameful secret, especially him.
Gray ~ I had dreams of a future with the woman who breathed the very life into my soul. I was betrayed. I was abandoned. I was lost. Now that she’s back, can I find it within myself to leave the past in the past and forgive so we can move forward and have the life I’d imagined?
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I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out, I’m a raving bitch. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).
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Review of Undeniably Asher (The Colloway Brothers #2) by K.L. Kreig

Book 2 in the The Colloway Brothers series. Each book can be read as a standalone.

Memories.
When does our past stop picking at our scars and start letting them heal?

Scars.
Can we see beyond our wounds to the possibilities the future holds?

Possibilities.
How do we let ourselves become vulnerable enough to trust the love that’s right in front of us?

Fate. She’s a fickle, wily bitch that slaps us in the face every opportunity she gets. Sometimes it’s a taunt, but sometimes it’s a goddamn wake-up call to pay attention. Take what’s rightfully yours without shame or apology. So when destiny put me straight in Alyse Kingsley’s path once again, I knew this was one slap I wasn’t ignoring. I’d let her get away once. I wouldn’t again. She was mine and I was takin’ her, kicking and screaming if need be.

Alyse ~ Deceit and betrayal. Every single person who was supposed to love me committed one of these.
My mother.
My father.
My sister.
My lover.
Incapable of letting people see the real me, I hold them at arm’s length. But Asher Colloway is relentless and it doesn’t take long before I cave to his pursuits. The big question is: can I let him in where it counts most? Before ghosts from my past come back to haunt me in ways I can’t possibly fathom? Before it’s too late?

Asher ~ Trust. Forgiveness. Impossible concepts, having been fucked over by a woman I’d loved before. But those aren’t my only personality flaws.
I’m possessive.
I’m jealous.
I’m dominant.
I have a secret kink.
I want Alyse. All of her. She shows people the shiny, untainted surface. I want the murky, damaged depth. The shadows. I want in all the way. Just when I think I’ve made it, fate cruelly bitch-slaps me again. And this time I don’t see it coming. The question now is: what am I willing to do to keep the woman I love by my side? And can Alyse accept me the way I am, faults and all?
 








Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ ★★★★

Life has a way of knocking us down and leaving scars on the soul, scars that no one can see but are still there and life altering! Scars that not only color all decisions made, but also the acceptance of others.  Undeniably Asher, book two in the Colloway Brothers is a book that delves into the destructive forces of betrayal, lies and the effect they have on a young impressionable woman when she is reconnected with her future.  This is Alyse Kingsley and Asher Colloway’s story.  It is an unforgettable journey of true love as they search for a way to hold on to each other and overcome the past.


He met her when she was a teenager. They shared an intense attraction, but because of her age were separated.  Now years later they are once again thrown together when her sister and his brother reconnect.  Asher is determined to keep her regardless of the obstacles placed in his path.  She is the one for him, he just needs to prove to her that he will never leave her or betray her. The past rears its ugly head and threatens to destroy the future he has started to build with Alyse.  Will she take a chance and open herself up to a life together with him?

Everyone she has ever loved leaves her!  Her mother deserted her, her sister disappeared when she needed her the most, her lover killed himself and her father was a liar and an addicted gambler. Alyse does not have a great record keeping those that she loves, so she keeps herself safe and distant from those that would try to breach the walls she has built around her heart.  But when Asher Colloway returns and becomes part of her life again, it is a struggle to keep distance between them.  When a ghost from her past is exposed, Alyse must make a decision to live again or stay buried and broken.

The characters are so realistic that as you read their story, you feel a kindship with them.  Their story grabs and holds your attention as the pages unfold the passion, angst and love created by this talented author. I have read and enjoyed all of Ms. Kreig’s works of fiction and look forward to her next release.  This is an excellent addition to my library!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
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Release Blitz: THE SWEET SPOT by Bella Cruise

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Title: THE SWEET SPOT
Author: Bella Cruise
Release Date: December 2, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance Holiday Novella
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This holiday season, will you be naughty or nice? Evie Lane is ready for a Christmas getaway: just her, a beach hut, and a bottle of rum. She didn’t bet on the buzzkill marine biologist next door looking to ruin her fun - even if he is hotter than Christmas in the Florida Keys... Finn Thomas wants peace and quiet, but the sassy brunette down the beach won’t cut him a break. Her morning skinny dips are distracting him from his work, so maybe it’s time to play hooky and show her how to celebrate the season in style -- clothing optional. Soon, Evie and Finn are hitting the sweet spot, but will their romance sizzle when the holiday is over? Find out in Bella Cruise's sassy, sexy holiday novella!

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Release Blitz: WRAPPED IN RED by Mika Jolie

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Author: Mika Jolie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 2, 2015
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Christmas is a time to be merry and bright. For Minka Montgomery, it’s anything but.
While Martha’s Vineyard bursts with festive lights and good cheer, a black shadow parades around and within Minka. With her Christmas spirit conspicuously absent, her marriage to Jason Montgomery has snowballed and is spiraling out of control. The weight of motherhood–and her new role as a wife–presses on her shoulders. Self-doubt creeps in and swiftly turns to hopelessness.
As her anxiety level rises, can she share what’s in her heart with her husband? Is there a branch of hope to hold on to? With Christmas only twelve days away, can she find her Christmas spirit and rediscover the true meaning of the season?
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The door creaked open. She stepped in just as Jason threw his shirt on the bed, naked from the waist up—every muscle well defined, ripped to perfection, and covered with various tattoos. Heat. Fire. And crazy need stirred between her thighs. No surprise there. Jason naked, half-naked, or fully dressed, always managed to produce a reaction. Lately, she just couldn’t follow through. A thick blanket of guilt smothered her heart. They held each other’s gaze for a few seconds. “I don’t know where to start,” she said into the silence. “Try the beginning.”
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Author Mika Jolie lives in New Jersey with her happy Chaos—her husband and their energizer bunnies. She loves to write about life experiences and matters of the heart. Let’s face it, people are complicated and love can be messy. When she’s not weaving life and romance into evocative tales, you can find her on a hiking adventure, apple picking, or whatever her three men can conjure up. She loves to hear from readers. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Amazon, or drop her an email. For latest news on her current works-in-progress, interviews with fellow authors, or just to see what she's up to, check out her website: http://www.mikajolie.com or sign up for her newsletter http://mikajolie.us8.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=031e437e36c82d666bd5f3d46&id=af83626053 where you can hear her latest news and enjoy giveaways. Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Email
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