Saturday, September 20, 2014

~Review: Hold On (Alexa Reed #2) by Hilary Wynne~

Hold On...The sizzling second installment in the acclaimed Alexa Reed series.

Beautiful and successful Alexa Reed has dark secrets in her past that prevent her from trusting in love. Her fears start to fade when she meets charismatic, South Beach hotel owner, Julian Bauer, who is willing to put his extravagant playboy lifestyle behind him just to be with her.

He’s a man who likes a challenge.

Alexa’s newfound bliss is still fragile as she struggles to deal with the trauma of her ex-boyfriend’s death. Is Julian's love for Alexa strong enough to heal her emotional scars and convince her their love is real?

Alexa is not the only one with secrets and what’s to come threatens to destroy their future together. Now it’s Julian who needs Alexa more than ever. Will she be able to hold on?

Hold On is Book 2 of the Alexa Reed series and is the follow-up from the hugely popular, Stay.

Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ ★★★★

Sometimes you can be so damaged that nothing can heal the destruction that has been caused your soul.  But then sometimes if you are really blessed you will be given a second chance and that is what this installment of Alexa’s life is all about.  While reading this book your emotions will run rampant with what ifs and why nots!  The feelings that you experience as you read this story make an unforgettable impression on your heart and will not be easily forgotten. 

It seems like every time Julian and Alexa work out their problems and start to heal something happens to take away their happiness.  For every step forward they seem to reach a roadblock that requires them to take two back.  Julian loves Alexa and wants to move forward in their relationship. He wants her to move in with him and when she is ready agree to marry him.  Alexa is still uneasy with taking the next step but she knows that she loves Julian.  She is finally ready to take the next step and put the past behind. 

Everything is perfect and the future is looking bright.  Julian introduces her to his family and she feels comfortable until his father arrives.  Can Julian and Alexa overcome the triggers that his father’s attitude trip?  Will they be able to move on to their HEA?  This is a must read series for those that enjoy a great love story!

Hero –Julian Bauer: 5 stars
Heroine –Alexa Reed: 5 stars
Steam: 5 stars 
Plot: 5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes!  This is an amazing love story that will break your heart and at the same time it will lift you up with the beauty of true love! I could not put the book down until I read the last page!  It was that kind of book.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! This author knows how to hold your attention and at the same time involve you the reader totally in the action taking place in the characters’ lives. I cannot wait for the next installment in the Alexa Reed Series!

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

~Review: Sasha's Demons (Dilemma, #2) by T.L. Smith~

I believed my life was happy and content and that I would never love or need love. That was true until Josh walked into my life. Then he ripped my heart out and tore it to shreds.
My heart is a broken mess and I’m not sure how to fix it. I think Brax wants to be the one to help fix me, but I don’t know whether to give myself to someone again. I can’t risk it - I just can't. It will end up destroying me, of that I am sure.

She is broken and keeps on pushing me away, soon she will realize I am the one who will mend her heart, and no one will love her like I will, I am it for her. Together, she will fix us both.
I let her walk away once, that’s not going to happen again.

Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ ★★★★

How could he leave me?  Josh had convinced Sasha to open her heart to him and give him her love, but he had kept a deadly secret from her!  The secret Josh kept from her broke her into a million pieces that may never be put back together again.  He had failed to tell her that his days were numbered, that he had leukemia and there was not cure.  When she found him dead in their house, life stopped for Sasha!  Only pain, heartache and denial remained now that Josh was no longer by her side.  Her friends and family rally around her and try to pull her back into the land of the living.  Nothing works until Brax walks back into her life.

Braxon has waited patiently for Sasha to be ready for a relationship the first time he met her and he had lost her to Josh.  Now he has the chance to be there for her and help her heal from the loss she is feeling.  He had known from the first time his eyes met hers across the room, she belonged to him and now he vowed not to let her push him away again. Will they be able to help each other heal and have a future together?  He says that he will wait, but will he really?

Even though he is gone, Josh is still trying to take care of Sasha. He has left her their house and made her the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.  But the most important gift is the letter he left for her to read.   A letter he wrote to explain why he didn’t tell her about his illness and the gift her love was to him!  Will Sasha let the pass go and embrace the future?  Read this moving love story and find the answers, you will be glad that you did!

Hero –Brax: 5 stars
Heroine –Sasha Adams: 5 stars
Steam: 5 stars 
Plot: 5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is a must read for readers that love a story that touches the heart and soul with unbelievable beauty!  If you want to read a love story without end this is the book for you!

Would I recommend this author: Yes! I have read many of Ms. Smith’s books but this series puts her into a class all by itself! 

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

~Review: Burning Desire (Dark Kings #3) by Donna Grant~

The Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But can one warrior resist the greatest temptation of all. . .?

In his quest to destroy the Dark Fae—his nemesis—the Dragon King known as Kiril goes to Ireland as a spy. When a gorgeous, mysterious woman tries to seduce him, Kiril instantly sees through her glamour to the Dark Fae beneath. Shara isn’t just any Dark; she’s from one of the most powerful bloodlines—and despite the dangers, Kiril can’t stay away from her. He’s enthralled by her smile, enslaved by the undeniable passion…
Shara has one chance to make things right with her family—and to prove her worth. It seemed like such an easy mission…until she actually meets Kiril. His charm, his sexual magnetism is too much for her to ignore. Shara knows that falling into Kiril’s arms can bring her nothing but trouble. Yet she discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had…and an attraction that knows no bounds. But is her desire for Kiril worth the risk of eternal doom for them both?...in Burning Desire by Donna Grant

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Kiril is a Dragon King and has sworn to protect all of mankind.  It is becoming more difficult to stay hidden from human eyes with the development of technology and its use by them.  The Dark Fae has aligned themselves with MI5 and a banished dragon king that wants to destroy all of mankind and the dragon kings. It is a perilous time for everyone especially the kings who are under siege by these forces.  This is Kiril’s mission, to find Rhi a Light Fae and rescue her before it is too late and she is turned to the dark side.  Shara was born into a Dark Fae family and has always felt that she didn’t belong.  She has spent the last six hundred years in a virtual prison because of her actions.  Her family has agreed to give her one last chance to prove herself worthy of being a part of them.  The job she is given is to seduce and help capture the Dragon King, Kiril. When Shara sees Kiril the attraction is immediate and she is confused by the feelings that run rampant within her. 

Shara is trapped between not wanting to help capture Kiril a Dragon King and her family who will kill her if she doesn’t succeed in trapping him.  She knows that if she stays with her family that her brother will either kill her or give her to another Dark Fae as a mate.  Shara wants to choose her own destiny and not be controlled by anyone.  Balladyn would be a perfect husband, one that even her family would not dare to offend.  She would be safe if aligned with him and the only thought that taunted her was that of her beloved dragon and how she would never see him again. Kiril is tormented by his feelings for a Dark Fae, Shara. He knows that if he stays in Cork he will try to find her, to hold her, to see her again.  His mission from the beginning has been to locate Rhi and free her from the Dark Fae. 

Kiril and Shara have started to bond.  She tells him where Rhi is being held and offers her help.  Kiril has decided to go into Balladyn’s fortress and rescue Rhi by himself.  He has communicated with Con the Dragon King and his friend Phelam that he will be returning home but plans instead to go to the Fae Realm and try to rescue Rhi. Kiril wants to protect those he cares about and not take a chance of them being harmed if things go wrong.  He has carefully planned with Shara how things will go during the rescue.  . She will not betray Kiril regardless of what happens to her, he is her one love.  Everything is going according to plan until Balladyn tells her that she will be with him at his side from now on and will not be returning to her parents.

Kiril believes that Shara has betrayed him and the since of loss is overwhelming.  He cannot believe that she had helped trap him and had worked to keep him from freeing Rhi.  Has she been involved with Balladyn the whole time, seducing him into believing her and waiting for the chance to capture him?  How did she see his dragon magic?  How can Kiril believe that she would betray him even though she is a Dark Fae?  He is the love of her life and she would gladly die for him.  Shara knows that he will never believe her innocence now, so the only choice she has is to help free Rhi regardless of what happens to her!   

Hero –Kiril:  4.5 stars
Heroine –Shara: 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This book has it all!  It is a Sci-Fi, paranormal romance with hot sexy dragons, dark dangerous fae, lust, betrayal and out of this world dragon sex! Check out the Dragon Kings and their fight against an evil that wants to destroy humankind.  This book also tells a story of true love that does not fit into what is considered normal between a Dark Fae and a Dragon King.  Great read for those that enjoy paranormal romance with a twist.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! The world of the dragon comes alive with this remarkable author’s words. Read and submerge yourself in a world of romance, adventure, loyalty and magic.  You will not be disappointed in this author’s ability to tell a story! This is paranormal romance at its best!  

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

~Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Force of Gravity by Kelly Stevenson~


Title: The Force of Gravity (The Force of Gravity, #1)

Author: Kelly Stevenson

Genre: New Adult Student / Teacher Romance

Release Date: July 12, 2014


"I blast the stereo in a vain attempt to drown out my thoughts. I don’t want to be thinking about him and analyzing every detail of first period. It makes me feel like a young, foolish girl, and I’m embarrassed that I can’t control the way my body reacts every time his eyes meet mine." 

In a quiet town in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, everything in life is seemingly perfect for eighteen-year-old Kaley Kennedy. She has loving parents, loyal friends, and is dating the hottest boy in school. With only a few months left of her senior year, she’s looking forward to an epic summer before heading off to Los Angeles for college. 

Without warning, a gorgeous new math teacher interrupts Kaley’s predictable little world, challenging who she is. Suddenly, parties, dates, and Friday nights with her friends seem empty and unfulfilling as she finds herself obsessing over his every move. Desperate for something more, but determined to ignore her fierce attraction, every single relationship in her life begins to crumble by forces beyond her control. Struggling to transition from adolescence to adulthood, Kaley must choose between playing it safe or risking more than just her heart. . . .

I do the entire problem over three times before finally summoning the courage to raise my hand. What I wouldn’t give to be enrolled in an all-girls Catholic school right now, so I could actually focus on learning math instead of being intimidated to raise my hand because of my teacher’s insane good looks. He’s working with another student when he notices my hand in the air and gives me a quick nod to let me know he’ll be there in a minute. My palms moisten, and I wipe them down on my jeans, scolding myself for being such an idiotic school girl with uncontrollable urges.

So pathetic.

“My calculator’s messed up,” I say as he approaches my desk.

“Let me take a look at it.”

I hand it to him with swift obedience. “I swear I entered everything correctly.”

“I can figure it out,” he says. “I can work these things forward and backward.”

My stomach swirls as he squats down next to me, pressing a combination of buttons and pulling up screens I’ve never seen before. I peer over his shoulder in amazement. This man can work a TI-84 graphing calculator like nobody’s business. Am I seriously finding this sexy? I’ve just reached a new low.

“Okay, your settings were off, but I also think you entered a number in wrong somewhere.”

“I checked three times,” I say, annoyed.

He smirks. “It’s a machine; it can’t make a mistake. It can only do what you tell it to.” He places it in front of me and stands. “Is it updated?” he asks, picking it up again. I have no idea what he means, and I think he can tell with the way he smiles at me. “I’ll check it for you.”

He walks over to his desk and plugs it into his computer. I didn’t even know you could do that. I observe him as another student comes up to his desk and asks a question. His self-assurance is so alluring. High school boys seem to overcompensate for their lack of confidence, coming off as arrogant. But Mr. Slate is older, more mature. He never crosses the fine line that divides confidence and arrogance. And even though I try to fight it, I’m finding myself drawn to him like a hummingbird thirsty for nectar. He makes me want to be more mature, sexy, and assertive.

He makes me want to be a woman.

“Here you go, Kaley,” he says, dissolving my thoughts. He sets my calculator on my desk, his chestnut eyes gleaming into mine. “Let me know if you need anything else.”

Oh, help me.

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About the Author


Kelly Stevenson is a professional writer from Phoenix, Arizona. She has a background in journalism, psychology, theater arts, and animal science. When Kelly is not writing, she enjoys reading, horseback riding, and spending time with her family.


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~Release Day: Indecent Affair Part 4 by Stephanie Julian~

Indecent Affair Part IV 
Title: Indecent Affair Part 4

Author: Stephanie Julian

Release Day!

About Indecent Affair 4:

Kat has uprooted her life and moved to Philadelphia. She's starting her own business and opening her heart. But caring for two men brings both rewards and pitfalls.

Tristan and Adam are determined to keep Kat close and win her heart. But work dangers and family obligations conspire to tear them apart before their fragile relationship has a chance to grow into something stronger.


Available on Amazon / B&N

stephanie julian About Stephanie Julian:

Stephanie Julian writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers.
She is the author of the best-selling Salon Games series. BY PRIVATE INVITATION (Salon Games 1) was an RT Magazine Top Pick. OVER EXPOSED (Salon Games 3) released July 2014. Her serial erotic romance, An Indecent Proposition, is a reader favorite.

She also writes several paranormal erotic series, including Forgotten Goddesses, Darkly Enchanted and Lucani Lovers.

Stephanie is happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.

Find out why Romantic Times magazine, Simply Romance Reviews, Night Owl Romance and Joyfully Reviewed have called Stephanie's stories "fascinating," "truly fantastic," "intoxicating," "highly imaginative" and "hot enough to peel paint."

Q&A with Stephanie Julian:

How did you come up with the idea for this story?

The Indecent series started two years ago, when I was asked to be in an anthology and needed to come up with a story in the space of a couple of days. The plot for An Indecent Proposition came to me after staring at a blank page and thinking, “What the hell am I going to write?” I wanted it to be a ménage, because I love writing ménage, and then I started to riff on the Beauty and the Beast story. For An Indecent Affair, I had already set up Kat’s backstory and knew she would need two strong men to help her become the woman she needed to be.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Love should be the motivating factor in everything you do. I totally believe the world would be a better place for it.

What books have influenced your life most?

My own books? Seduced by Magic set me on my erotic romance career so that one’s obvious. The book that made me want to be a writer? Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series. Totally set me on the path. The book that made me want to write romance? Anything by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I’ve been reading her since sixth grade and she totally shaped my sensibilities as a reader. The book that kick-started my personal journey to publication? Possibly Ann Rice’s Interview with A Vampire. I remember reading that book and thinking this is what I want to do. I want to write. I was in high school.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

~SURPRISE COVER REVEAL: Dom, a man apart by Ethan Radcliff~

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Title: Dom, a man apart

Author: Ethan Radcliff

Estimated Release Date: Oct 8, 2014

Published by: Bitten Press, LLC

Genre: BDSM Erotica

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In the world of pain and pleasure, Charles Damien Macavoy reigned. He was a man apart, one who require more than most. He was a Master of BDSM. He’d been asked by another Dom and good friend to train the Dom’s current sub and love interest. Charles had trained many, but found himself attracted to his new trainee.

He was aware the fascination would wear off, it always did, and he’d returned the trainee to her Master willing and ready to submit. Lurking in the shadows of a world few are accustomed to is evil. Sometimes a thing of beauty has hidden thorns. Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted.

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“You’re smiling rather devilishly at me Sir,” Samantha whispered. “Am I?” he answered back waiting to see her response. “Yes I can just imagine what’s going through your mind with tonight looming before us.” Her smile was slightly crooked but very sexy. He was enjoying their little repartee. “What’s going through my mind Samantha is seeing you knelt down before me with your lips around the shaft of my cock.” He watched her blush and was amused that she could be embarrassed so quickly. Or was that heat that flushed her cheeks. “Sir, you’re getting me wet.”

✦✦About Ethan Radcliff✦✦

I've been writing since I was a kid. I love creating and tried my hand at art, not bad but not good enough. A guy's gotta eat. Through high school I wrote erotic stories, kept them in a notebook, let a few of my girlfriends read them. Yeah, played football, baseball, but my brain never stopped thinking of sex. I guess we think about it all the time.

Been on face book for a while never did anything interesting when I was on until I started to see all the writers and then some poets posting their erotic prose.  Men who were writing erotic romance and stories, I knew it was my time to get out the old note book and throw on some poems. Some are old and some are new, the ones about BDSM are newer. In high school or college I wasn't on that train of thought.

I see a picture it sets me off. A see an attractive women it sets me off. The jiggle of a full ass or heavy breasts, get me going. Yeah, my mind always is on a beautiful face or body.

✦✦Social Media Links✦✦
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The Taming of Molly Jenkings

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The Wait, Britt’s Undoing

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The Magician, Male Escort

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