Saturday, August 16, 2014

~Review: Withstanding Me (Breakneck #2) by Crystal Spears~

While the chaos and bloodshed have slowed for a short period, life is never quiet in the world of Breakneck. The club is taking time to regroup from internal betrayal and the changing of the guard in a rival group.

Zig Zag became a father at the age of thirteen. While raising a child has never been easy, now his eighteen year old daughter Tatiana makes his life downright hard. She has caught the eye of Travis, the new President of the rival MC Gunners, but all she really wants is Shadow, the newest addition to the Breakneck family. When Shadow’s rejection sends Tatiana running from the only family, home, and safety she’s ever known, ZZ is crazy with worry. The distraction caused by Tatiana’s disappearance could prove to be Zig Zag’s downfall.

If that isn’t enough, ZZ finds himself rampantly attracted to the one and only Storm. She’s beautiful, quick and witty. Their friendship is the one thing that keeps him from growing crazy, and Storm stands by ZZ through all the turmoil. Zig Zag is not accustomed to hearing the word no, so Storm’s constant withstanding just draws him in deeper. Their friendship is one thing keeping him from going crazy, until one night…

The club is regrouping and rebuilding from the mayhem known as the Russian Mafia. A hit is ordered on Tatiana, Storm, Winter, and Piper.

Tatiana’s egg donor reveals secrets that a thirteen year old Zig Zag was too young to understand.

Braxxon is out of reach while he helps Greg Cage deal with some dirty business.

Bloodshed… Secrets… Betrayal… Trauma… Welcome back to the Breakneck world.

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

The drama, violence and heartbreak continues in the second book of the Breakneck Series, Withstanding Me by Author Crystal Spears.  The Breakneck MC is under attack from the Russian Mafia, Winter and Brax are getting married and Zig Zag "ZZ" (Mason Dillan) has finally met his match in Storm (Apple Martini).  This is their story.

ZZ is known for his sexy love 'em and leave 'em lifestyle.  He doesn't commit and lives life on the edge.  He grew up in club life.  At the young age of 13 he became a father, and assumed responsibility for her care.  His daughter, Tatiana, knows how to push his buttons and continues to drive him crazy.

Storm wants more than a one night stand, more than sex, she's ready to settle down and has decided not to settle for anything less.  As ZZ pursues her she continues to stick by her commitment to not be another notch in his belt.  She cares deeply for him and the attraction continues to grow.  This heroine is a kick a$$ and ask questions later kind of gal.  I love how strong and loyal to her new family she is.

ZZ and Storm's path to find love is filled with heartache, despair, and anguish.  When an attempt is made on the ladies of Breakneck, the club rallies together to protect their own from those that want to destroy them.  Time after time ZZ approaches Storm and she continues to reject him until Brax and Angel’s wedding.

The events that occur grab and enthrall you as you turn each page in this book.  This book is well written and the characters mature as the saga unfolds.  Greg Cage from Harper Sloan's Corps Security series makes an appearance giving a new perspective on his character.  The author is brilliant in the way the plot continues to build; allowing the reader's imagination to create this sexy, hot MC world.  I love this series and look forward to reading the next book in this series!

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

Would I recommend this book: Yes.  This is an excellent continuation and addition to the series! Relationships are solidified and the bad guys continue in their quest for domination.   I cannot wait for Shadow's story. His introduction to the club in the first book leaves questions that need to be answered. The buildup of his background in this book creates more questions that make you want to know more about ‘WHO’ he really is.

Would I recommend this author: Yes.  Crystal Spear's knows how to write and she does it extremely well.  She writes gritty, raw MC romances that allow the reader to escape from reality for a while and immerse themselves into the world of motorcycle clubs.

Friday, August 15, 2014

~Cover Reveal: Rock Addiction By Nalini Singh~

 Rock Addiction (A Rock Kiss Novel)
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RELEASE DATE: September 9th, 2014
A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

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Meet the Author
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NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a hot and wickedly tempting rock star. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Once Rock Addiction is out, swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the book.

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~Review: Seize Me (Breakneck #1) by Crystal Spears~


This novel contains explicit language, sex, drugs, abuse and sexual situations that some might find offensive. 

Winter Belov was the sweet innocent one in her crime family, the dutiful daughter that never disappointed her father. One day, her father does the unspeakable. When he turns his back, Winter flees across the country, taking her life savings with her, determined never to enter that sort of lifestyle again.

No longer innocent, she now lives in Nevada. Lana is her best friend and the only family Winter has. Together, they are two of the best exotic dancers in the county. While working a shift, Pyro, Lana’s long time crush, propositions Winter. He begs her to do a private gig at Breakneck. She accepts, with the condition that Lana dances with her.

When Winter’s eyes lock with Braxxon Breaker's, the President of Breakneck, she realizes she is no longer free; she has been seized. He is everything she is running from but at the same time, everything she wants. Braxxon will not take no for an answer, and purposely disrupts Winter’s life.
Rivals of Braxxon’s club are vicious and they do something that will have him out for blood. Winter's and Braxxon’s relationship is anything but a normal one. If they want to be together, crimes must be committed, friendships will be broken and people are going to die.

What happens when all that chaos mixes with Winter’s father locating her? It will be a bloodshed when Winter and Braxxon seek revenge and take no prisoners.

For readers 18 & up only!

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★

Crystal Spears delves into the life of a motorcycle club in her novel Seize Me (Breakneck #1).  This is not your normal romance book.  It's full of heart-wrenching moments that will rip you apart.  The author brilliantly weaves a sordid tale of lies, betrayal and revenge.  I wasn't sure what to expect when I first began reading this book.  I love all things MC romance, but this book isn't like any I’ve ever read.

Winter Belov is an exotic dancer and she has been hiding from her "mafia" father after a brutal incident left her hatred escalating for him and his entourage.  Her best friend and roommate, Lana, understands her previous life and has helped her move forward.

Pyro, Vice President of Breakneck MC wants them to perform for his President's 30 birthday, even though Winter is not interested in doing private parties, Lana talks her into agreeing.  Lana secretly wants to know Pyro better and this would give her the chance.

Not knowing what to expect, the ladies head to the Breakneck compound for the party.  While on their way they have car problems halfway there outside of the MC's territory.  After calling Pyro, they are brought to the club for the party.  Winter is leery because she believes the Club's President is an old man.  She is kept in the dark about who he is even after their performance.

Braxton has never seen an angel like her in his life.  She is strong, sexy, beautiful and HIS!  He knows that she is his old lady and will never let her go.  The only thing he has to do is convince his Angel to accept his lifestyle, the lifestyle that she had ran away from.  

There were so many moments while I was reading where I went from crying to laughing, angry to happy, scared to comforted.  I hurt for our heroine even though she was strong beyond belief.  Here's the thing, this isn't the book for you if you are looking for a sweet HEA ending, but if you are looking for a roller coaster ride of emotions that will leaving begging for the next book in this series then this book is the one for you!

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

Would I recommend this book: Yes.  This book is not for the faint of heart, but for those who are looking to read a gritty MC book this is for you.

Would I recommend this author:  Yes.  This author writes realistic MC books that enthrall and capture the readers imagination.

~Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Aces Redemption (Devil's Despair #1) by A.C. Bextor~

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 Title: Ace's Redemption(Devil's Despair Book 1)

Author: A.C. Bextor

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 3, 2014


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Memories alone can ruin you. Fear has a paralyzing effect, and love isn’t always enough to keep you safe.

Ace was the gateway to a freedom I hadn’t known since I was fifteen. He offered his protection from the demons that haunted me; both living and dead.

Although I knew I wasn’t enough to keep him, this didn’t deter my hope that one day he’d love me for who I was, not the broken girl he tried so desperately to save. 

In the end, the ghosts of my past found me. Their malevolence knew no bounds, and I was forced to succumb to their will of darkness. Each threat named against those I loved made any escape impossible; choosing my life for theirs became my desolate absolution.

Inevitably, it was my own weakness and self-doubt that became my undoing.


Emotional ties are sometimes severed. Friendships don’t always endure their hardships, and love offered isn’t always returned. 

I was in love once. For me, leaving her back in Ohio was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. For her, moving on with her life that included her son and the man she loved was no less than she deserved -- unconditional happiness.

My reasons to bring Cherry home to California were obvious. I needed help with my family, and she needed help staying clean and convincing her parents she was ready to give her son the life he deserved.

It was a perfect plan. However, the best laid plans often get lost amidst their best intentions.

Cherry fell in love with me, and in return my love for her acted as the catalyst to her destruction.

Authors Note: This novel contains material that is not suitable for individuals under the age of 18. Content includes: drug use, explicit language, violence, rape, and other scenarios with content that readers may find offensive. Please use caution when deciding on this book, as every reader has the right to understand the product before purchase.

Ace’s Redemption is the first standalone novel in the Devil’s Despair series. Although the main character of Ace was introduced during the Lights of Peril trilogy, you do not need to read that series in order to follow this one.

About The Author

I love to read! I will read anything, literally. It may be a magazine, book, advertisement or even a cereal box. Specific authors that I follow have moved me to start writing. Before long that inspiration had produced a final product that I wasn’t even sure what I was going to do with. Obviously I hit publish and here I am.

Blessed with a great family that includes my husband, four kids, two dogs, and one hedgehog, I’ve lived in the Midwest all of my life. We currently live in a small town outside of Omaha, NE. My day job affords the ability to work from home and I’ve worked for the same lending company for nearly 19 years.

When I’m not reading, I try to be outside as much as possible even if it is just sitting on my deck with my reading device. I enjoy fishing, swimming, hockey games, and watching football with the family.

Hearing him refer to me as Cherry, not Raegan, renews and strengthens my resolve. I want him to forget my given name. Anger will help him through this, and I’m letting him have it. Better he hate me alive than love me dead. “Okay, I’m a liar. Believe what you want to believe, but it doesn’t change anything.”

“What the fuck happened to your face?”

“It was an accident.”

Turning around, looking out the large window of the apartment, I barely hear his whisper. “An accident, she says.” A brief second passes before he continues, this time not only on a whisper, but a broken and shallow voice reaches out to me and I feel it touch me when it does. “Why are you doing this, Raegan?”

Your Peril family will remain untouched and none the wiser.

Having his back to me doesn’t make this easier; not any less painful in the slightest. “Because I love my son, and Vinnie will give me a life with him.”

Still looking out the window to the city below, he crosses his arms in front of him and from where I’m standing, I watch as he brings his hands to his face. I’m certain he’s wiping the evidence of my betrayal away, being in the form of his heartbreaking tears.

“I told you I loved you, Rae. I would’ve given you my own life if you would’ve asked for it.” Pausing, he regroups but continues without waiting for a response. “I won’t beg you to stay, but I can’t protect you if you’re willingly walking into the devil’s dungeon.” Pulling his chest up, his back straight and head forward, he lets out a heavily-burdened breath. “I always did what I could for you. I would’ve kept doing it forever if you’d have let me.”

An uncontrollable sob tears from my chest. I can live with walking away knowing he loves me, but with my uncertainties and lies, I’m breaking the strongest man I’ve ever known. When enough time has passed and once he pulls himself back together, he’ll realize what I’ve done to him and he’ll have no choice but to resent me. “God, I’m so sorry, Ace. Please, I’m begging you. Don’t hate me.”

“Then don’t go.”

“I have to.”

“Then I hate you.”


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~Book Blast & Giveaway: First To Burn by Anna Richland~

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A Soldier with Secrets.
Immortal Viking Wulf Wardsen once battled alongside Beowulf, and now serves in Afghanistan. He's trusted the mortal men on his elite special operations team to protect his secret, until an explosion lands Wulf in a place more dangerous to him than a battlefield: a medevac helicopter.
A Doctor with Questions.
Army captain Theresa Chiesa follows the rules and expects the same from others, even special forces hotshots like Sergeant Wardsen. She's determined to discover the secret behind his supernaturally fast healing, and she won't allow his sexy smile to distract her.
An Enemy with Nothing to Lose.
Even as Theresa's investigation threatens to expose him, Wulf dreams of love and a normal life with her. But the lost Viking relic needed to reverse his immortality is being hunted by another—an ancient enemy who won't hesitate to hurt Theresa to strike back at Wulf.

TSRBR's Review

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Hide in plain sight has been Wulf Wardsen’s motto since he fought alone side Beowulf a thousand years ago. Wulf is an immortal Viking that cannot die and heals wounds without any assistance or damage. He has finally found a group of men that accept him, have made him part of their family and protect his secret.  A military group called the Operational Detachment Alpha-5131, 5th Special Forces Group and he is known as Sergeant Wulf Wardsen a member of that team. Even though he knows that eventually he will have to move on to another life right now he has family. Everything is going great until he finds himself on a Medevac on his way to a hospital, the last thing he needs as an immortal.   
Captain Theresa Chiesa has worked hard to reach the point in her life where she is self-sufficient and has nothing to do with her shady family.  She put herself through school without any assistance from them and now is serving in the armed services as a doctor in a war torn area.  Enters a soldier that was reported as severely injured by the medics, but he walks out of the hospital on his own with only a Band-Aid covering a small cut.  He leaves without any paper trail stating that he was ever there.  Theresa is a stickler for following the rules, so she begins a search for the mysterious soldier’s records.  What she finds causes her to question who and what he is and where he came from. When she is finally face to face with him nothing has prepared her for the reaction she feels. 
Wulf cannot stop himself from thinking about Captain Chiesa.  He knows that it is a dead in street for him to become involved with anyone but there is an ache in his soul for someone to belong too and the Captain maybe that person.  It was so long ago when he lost his wife in childbirth and also the two small twin boys that will live forever in his heart and haunt him.  During a regular run their chopper is attacked and Theresa sees the real man and his immortal abilities to heal.  Where will the future take them?  When Wulf’s past comes back to haunt him will he be able to protect Theresa and himself from his old enemy? This is a book that must be read to find the answers!

Hero –Wulf Wardsen: 4.5 stars
Heroine –Theresa Chiesa: 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is a book that addresses the concept of living forever and the aloneness that would be a result of longevity. Wanting a normal life our immortal hunts for a way to be mortal again and finds love on his way!

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! This is Ms. Richland’s first book and it is amazing! I can’t wait to read her next book that will be released in October.
***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

About the Author:
Anna Richland lives with her quietly funny Canadian husband and two less quiet children in a century-old house in Seattle. Like the heroine of FIRST TO BURN, she joined the army to pay tuition, a decision that led to an adventurous career on four continents (if standing on the bridge in Panama that divides North and South America counts as two).
She donates a portion of her book proceeds to the Fisher House Foundation, which provides housing for families of wounded soldiers in the US and Great Britain, and Doctors Without Borders, which delivers emergency medical care in more than sixty crisis zones world-wide.
To find out about her October novella, HIS ROAD HOME, and the next Immortal Vikings romance, THE SECOND LIE, visit her website at annarichland.com and sign up for her newsletter.