Saturday, June 6, 2015

Review of Bear the Burn (Fire Bears #2) by T.S. Joyce

Quinn Copeland is starting fresh in a new town where nobody knows about her past. Chronically shy, she is determined to find her courage at her new job at the town veterinary clinic. But when a stoic stranger catches her in a moment of emotional turmoil, she learns that even the toughest looking men can have warm hearts. Unfortunately for her, Dade Keller keeps his secrets close to the vest, and what she doesn’t know about him could kill her. 

Dade doesn’t feel anything. Not until he finds a mousy vet technician huddled in a corner crying. Human, submissive, and shy, Quinn couldn’t be further from what he would need in a mate. The Breck Crew is in the middle of a crisis that will alter their fate forever and throw their loved ones in the crosshairs of the human public. The last thing a woman like Quinn needs is to be weighed down by what he is, but his reluctant attention to her doesn’t go unnoticed, and keeping her out of harm’s way isn’t possible anymore. 

With their deepest secrets exposed, Quinn will have to find her bravery and decide if Dade’s fight is now her fight, too. 

*Content Warning: explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. 
Adult only bear shifter romance.*

Overall Rating:  4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

The Keller brothers are back for another nail biting, spine tingling episode and this is one read you do not want to miss!  Bear the Burn, by T.S. Joyce is book two in the Fire Bear series.  Dade and Quinn's story is filled with so many unexpected surprises that you will not know what hit you.  I truly enjoyed learning more about what made the youngest brother tick and how once he met his match he was defiantly a goner! This book also delves into how difficult it is for some to accept the unique differences in others. Prejudice is not an easy issue to address, but Ms. Joyce is without a doubt up to it!

As the youngest Dade Leland Keller is the brother that doesn't feel.  He locked his emotions up a long time ago and opening that can of worms would cause way too many complications in his life.  When he meets the shy, sensitive Quinn, all bets are off.   He fights his bear, warring with his animal because of the instability of their future.  It is not one he wants anyone to endure. But, when evil returns to Breckenridge a horrific event occurs leaving permanent scars and the Keller family scrambling.

This is a spoiler free review, and with that said, Dade and Quinn made my heart hurt, leap with joy, and hope that all the shifters preserve and the bad people would get what they so rightly deserve.  A fantastic ending is waiting for you - read this book and enjoy an adventure created by T.S. Joyce that will pull you into the world of bear shifters!

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Cover Reveal: Provoke Me by Elle Raven

Title: Provoke Me

Author: Elle Raven

Series: Barossa Series, Book 3

Release Date: Mid-late September, 2015

Genre: Erotic Romance

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COVER MODELS: Lance Jones & Sky Kinz

Milan Sinclair is rebellious, stubborn and has a huge chip on her shoulder—a chip that Marco Brunetti, the multi-billionaire, vice-president of the Brunetti Hotel and Spa Resorts, put there. As a teenager, she worshipped the ground he walked on, but not anymore. She's determined to make Marco's life a living hell after he tormented her for years.

Everyone thinks she and Marco would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. Firstly, Marco is a philandering playboy and can't hold a relationship down of any kind, and secondly, after blurring the line between family, friends, and lovers one night years earlier, they can't stop provoking one another.

Marco Brunetti is arrogant, reckless and a committed playboy. He took Milan's virginity one drunken night and then he bolted. Now they’re forced together at his sister’s wedding, where they decide to call a truce for the sake of the family. But how long will this truce last? Is it just a pretense so Milan can get her ultimate revenge, or perhaps their ‘spark’ can be used for more than fighting?

That is if they don't strangle each other first.

Coming Soon: The Rocker Who Hates Me by Terri Anne Browning

Coming July 6th: The Rocker Who Hates Me 
The Rocker...Series Book 10

From the moment I set eyes on that brown eyed, little Italian rock goddess I knew she was meant for me. But my life was too messed up to give her what she needed. So I pushed her away—right into the arms of my band’s front man—only to regret it the second I saw them together. 

The moment they were over I tried to clean up my act and chased after that girl until she was mine. 

But like always, I let my demons screw with my head and went looking for my next fix. I knew if she found out I would have to choose between the numbness that the drugs gave me, and the best thing that had ever happened to me. 

I chose wrong. 

The second that I found out Liam was in a car accident that fateful New Years Eve night, I knew I’d made the worst mistake in not trying to fight for him. For us. I never should have pushed him away, but tried to help him through his battle with addiction. When he woke up in the hospital and saw me standing beside of him, I knew that I had killed the love he had for me and all that was left was hate. 

Now, more than a year later, I knew the truth about that crazy night. I knew why he’d pushed me out of his life, and I was going to stop at nothing to get the man who owns me—heart and soul—back. 

That is if I can survive the night… 

You can Pre-Order on amazon.com now. 

Coming Soon: Ruin & Rule (Pure Corruption MC #1) by Pepper Winters

She is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she's lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy . . .
He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution-deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. And now he has stolen her, body and soul. Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance-and finally find redemption?

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Cover Reveal: Step F*#k By Scarlett Ward

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RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2015

That's all I did. A few too many glasses of wine with my best friend and the bitch convinced me to go on one of those dating websites.

A one-night stand.

A booty call.

And you know what? It.was.amazing.

I spent all night in a sexy stranger's arms, hot and sweaty, until it was time to sneak out and do the walk of shame back to my apartment.

I never thought I'd see sexy stranger again, and I was totally fine with that - until my mother's wedding.

She's getting remarried, see. And sexy stranger just happens to be my new stepbrother.

All the wine in the world isn't going to make this better.

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Covers to All Four Parts of this Series!

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Release Dates for Part 2-4 will be released soon!

About the Author:
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Scarlett Ward lives in Los Angeles, California and is releasing her first series June 2015.  

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Review of Solstice Burn by Kym Grosso

Temptations flare in the hedonistic tropics when wealthy philanthropist and professional deep sea diver, Chase Ellsworth, rescues a beautiful woman at sea.

Penny Travis, a big city lawyer, may have been looking for relaxation at the exclusive adults' resort, but she soon embraces adventure, submitting to secret fantasies within the arms of her charismatic hero.

Overall Rating:  4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

This is a Prequel to author Kym Grosso’s new series, Club Altura.  In this introduction to the series we meet some of the key players that will be highlighted in their own stories in future books. Extreme challenges and pushing themselves to the limit of their endurance is the norm for members of Club Altura. Penny and Chase’s story is filled with action, humor and hot sex which leads to their HEA!

Dr. Chase Abbott works as an executive for the Emerson Industries in research and development in the air of deep sea diving. While on an assignment, Chase rescues a mermaid, at least she looks like one to him.  It doesn’t take him long to see that she meets and exceeds all of his needs and he refuses to let her get away. All they have to do is work out a coast to coast relationship!

Penny let her friend talk her into a girl’s get away after breaking up with her cheating ex! Several things that her friend forgot to really explain was the rules at the beach resort they were staying at.  The most important was that it was a nude beach and visitors were not shy about walking around in the buff!  To top off everything she almost drowns while snorkeling and was rescued by an Adonis.  Maybe a few days in the buff watching this gorgeous man was not a bad idea after all. 

Hero: Chase Abbott 4.25 stars
Heroine: Penelope ‘Penny’ Travis 4.25 stars
Steam: 4.25 stars 
Plot: 4.25 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This book sizzles with heat and sexy encounters while telling a beautiful boy meets girl love story!

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Each book that I read by this author gets better than the last.  Her characters are realistic and well developed, while the storyline advances smoothly. This is an author that you will want to add to your library!   

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

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Release Blitz: Leaving Me Behind by Sigal Ehrlich

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Title: Leaving Me Behind

Author: Sigal Ehrlich

Release Date: May 25, 2015

Genre: Stand Alone Contemporary Romance



Fed up with her comfortable and dull-to-boredom life, Liv takes the bravest leap, leaving it all behind. Unfortunately the crux of her issues – her entrenched, well-kept emotional guard – tags along for the ride.

With the spirit of change burning from every pore and a determined plan to break free from her self-oppressed lifestyle to enjoy life’s simplest pleasures, she moves half way across the globe to a peaceful Spanish coastal town.

With an aim to feel whole again, liberated and happy by herself, Liv begins her journey while maintaining weekly-cyber therapy sessions with her long time, questionable shrink.

As Liv finally begins to enjoy her new life and experience the varied goods the exotic country has to offer, a sudden major turn leads Liv to be swept into the most tantalizing roller coaster of her life.

A turn that leaves her questioning everything she thought was right.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.



“A warm shiver trails from the very top of my arms all the way to my toes as his hands gently move to hold my shoulders. Slowly, they trail down, rising my skin in their wake. My breath is held and everything inside me springs tight when his body presses just enough for mine to absorb his warmth and to feel the firmness that I recently learned is part of him. He brushes my hair over my shoulder with his chin. A tidal wave of heat spirals below my waist once his warm, minty breath hovers closely, and his bristled cheek softly grazes my flushed one.

He halts for a long moment.

“What are you doing?” I croakily breathe.

“Waiting for you to stop me.” His voice is rasp and low and reaches to every single part of my alert body.

My heart and mind speed at a hazardous velocity while I struggle for my next move. The last thing I want is for him to stop. I don’t say a word but blatantly press back against him, resting my head on his drumming chest. It’s less of a spoken consent and more of a silent agreement. Whatever is starting between us is happening nonetheless, with my undeniable blessing.”

About the Author


By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she was lucky enough to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

Not exactly sure where they will end up next…


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Review of Apollo (Luna Lodge #5) by Madison Stevens

Still bitter over the loss of his last real chance at bonding, the hybrid Apollo has slowly alienated his friends and colleagues at Luna Lodge. Trying to convince himself that love makes the hybrids weak, he’s decided to dedicate his life to protecting the other hybrids, even if it means he can never find true happiness. 

Though he’s convinced the hybrids are ignoring the continuing dangers in their midst, including harboring the affable but suspicious Rem, his superiors seem more interested in having him babysit a security technician than putting his skills to use helping to secure their compound. 
Val Hart pulled a lot of strings and committed more than a few cyber-crimes to get herself a temporary technician job with the suspicious hybrids for a mission that may allow her finally to understand why she’s felt different all her life. When her unexpected and intense attraction to Apollo threatens her focus, she has to do what she can to distance herself from the hybrid. After all, Val knows the truth about love: it’s nothing but a gateway to loss. 

As the pair tangle over their emotional wounds, the enemies of Luna Lodge wait in the shadows, preparing to launch their deadliest strike yet. 

Overall Rating:  3.25 Rockin’ ★★★
What happened to our happy, easy going Apollo? The Luna Lodge series by Madison Stevens is a favorite paranormal/suspense romance series of mine, that I have really enjoyed reading up until book 5, Apollo.  He has become angry at the world and suspects everyone.  In previous books, his jokes kept the story fun and enjoyable and it's hard to believe in a year's span that he would become so jaded, that even his fellow hybrids are concerned and worried.

The Horatius Group continues to stay one step ahead of the hybrids, and they have to figure out how this is happening.  Tightening security begins and a specialist is hired to help get it up and running.  Valentine Hart is self-taught and excels in security, but she has a mission of her own and gaining access to the Lodge brings her one step closer to her target.

Apollo and Val are two of the most unlikely individuals to end up in a pairing, yet at the same time you can feel how they complete one another.  Each being served an unfair start in life and searching for something that neither one knew they wanted or needed.  Their adventure is exciting and the secrets once revealed explain another piece of the puzzle for the hybrids.  The author also gives us insight into the next couple and I really cannot wait for Jenna and Rem's story.  Both have been involved in the storylines and yet there is a veil of secrecy and an unknown that intrigues me.

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Teagan Harper is barely ten years old when she finds herself orphaned and sent away to live at Raven’s Peak, a Gothic estate on the seaside cliffs of Maine. Soon, though, her heartache and loneliness are tempered by a blossoming friendship with the only other child living at Raven’s Peak: Kane Doyle, only two years older than Teagan and abandoned by his mother. Over the years, the pair grows inseparable. First they’re pranksters and confidants, but eventually their feelings change, and best friends turn into soul mates. On the cusp of Teagan’s departure for a university in Boston, they share a glimpse into their happily-ever-after and make promises of forever.

But Teagan and Kane’s engagement and dreams of the future are shattered when Teagan returns home to find Kane gone from Raven’s Peak—and living with someone new. Devastated and heartbroken, Teagan cuts ties with her beloved adoptive home and tries to move on with her life. But years later, when the shocking truth behind Kane’s betrayal comes to light, Teagan must decide whether to embrace her new life and let go of her past once and for all, or fight for her dream life with the only man she’s ever wanted.

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Coming July 7, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cover Reveal: Shattered by You by Nashoda Rose

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Add  SHATTERED BY YOU (Crisis’ story) to your TBR here:

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What started out as a deal quickly became a friendship that conquered monsters.

I killed, but I escaped hell.
Emotionless. Disconnected. Cold. A mannequin. It’s what I’d become in order to survive the years held in captivity. I was able to endure the abuse and devastating loss as long as I remained detached.
But he wouldn't let me.
Crisis, the bass guitarist in my brother’s rock band, Tear Asunder. He’s cocky, rude, a total man-whore. But the rock star has far more beneath the surface of his inked skin, and he’s determined to make me laugh again.
He made me a "deal", but really, it was blackmail.
His terms were simple. Until his playful honesty became the building blocks to something unexpected. Something strong enough to pull me from the eye of the storm.
Because even though I escaped years of abuse, it didn’t mean I was free.

Warning: Shattered by You contains dark elements. If you are uncomfortable with harsh language and/or disturbing scenes, then this book might not be for you. Trigger warning for drug use.
*Mature audiences only.
Shattered by You is written as a standalone, however, it is recommended you read Book 1 and 2 in the Tear Asunder series.
Words: 98,000
This is a Contemporary Romance.
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About the Author:
Nashoda Rose
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Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.

When she isn't writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction—books.


Cover Reveal: Fighting Shadows by Aly Martinex

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Fighting Shadows

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I come from a family of fighters. I always thought I’d follow in their shadows, becoming unstoppable in the ring. That changed the day I saved the life of a woman I loved, but could never have.
My brother hailed me as a hero, and my reward was a wheelchair.
Paralyzed, my life became an inescapable nightmare.
Until I met her.
Ash Mabie had a heart-stopping smile and a laugh that numbed the rage and resentment brewing inside of me. She showed me that even the darkest night still had stars, and it didn’t matter one bit that you had to lie in the weeds to see them.
I was a jaded asshole who fell for a girl with a knack for running away. I couldn’t even walk but I would have spent a lifetime chasing her.
Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting the shadows of our past.
Fighting to reclaim my future.
Fighting for her.
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Fighting Shadows Excerpt
Fighting Shadows
“Where the fuck have you been?” a man’s voice growled as soon as I entered the conference room.
My eyes flashed to his for only a single second before I recognized them. The door had barely clicked behind me but I already wanted nothing more than to bolt. My heart raced and my mouth dried.
I had to get out of there.
“Um…” I stalled, giving myself time to formulate a plan.
“Sit. Down,” he ordered, pushing out the chair next to him, but there was no way I was getting that close.
“I’m good,” I said, taking a step backwards toward the door.
“Don’t even think about it,” he snapped. “I swear to God, if you so much as open that door…” His words may have trailed off, but the threat was clearly stated.
I swallowed hard, and slowly walked to the chair farthest away from him, perching on the very edge—waiting for just the right moment to escape.
He looked down at the name badge around my neck and quirked an eyebrow.
“You can call me Tori if it’s easier.” I tried to fake a smile, but it only seemed to infuriate him. He took several calming breaths, which did nothing to dampen the blaze brewing in his angry eyes.
“I’ve been looking for you, Ash.” He snarled my name.
“Oh, yeah? Well, mystery solved. Here I am.” I pushed back to my feet, but was halted when his fist pounded against the table. I jumped as my whole body flinched from the surprise.
When the room fell silent, I slowly looked back up to find him staring at me with a murderous glare. Even sitting down I could tell he was huge, and as he held my gaze, the tense muscles in his neck and shoulders strained against the cotton of his grey Henley. He blinked at me for several seconds before finding his voice again.
“You live in a homeless shelter,” he stated definitively, as if the words told a story all of their own.
And maybe they did.
“I work at a homeless shelter,” I quickly corrected.
Only he corrected me just as fast. “In exchange for a permanent place to live…In. A. Homeless. Shelter.” He enunciated every single syllable.
I looked away, because it was the truth.
A truth that I hated.
But the God’s honest truth nonetheless.
Tears welled in my eyes and I battled to keep them at bay.
My life was hard, but him being there made it infinitely harder. If I could just escape that room, I could disappear again. It wasn’t ideal, but neither was him showing up.
“I want you to leave.” I lied with all the false courage I could muster.
“I can’t do that. You stole something of mine.”
“Look, I don’t have your book anymore.”
A knowing smirk lifted one side of his mouth. “Liar,” he whispered, reaching into the chair beside him, revealing the tattered book and ceremoniously dropping it on the table.
My eyes went wide, and without a conscious thought, I dove across the table after it.
That was mine.
Not even he could have it.
Just as quickly as the book appeared, he snatched it away and grabbed my wrist.
I slid off the table and tried to pull my arm from his grasp. It was a worthless attempt though because even if he had suddenly released me, his blue eyes held me frozen in place.
“Three fucking years,” he seethed.
“I had to,” I squeaked out as the tears streamed down my cheeks.
“Three. Fucking. Years, Ash. You took something that belonged to me.” He released my arm and pushed to his feet.
My mouth fell open and a loud gasp escaped as he took two impossible steps forward.
Pinning me against the wall with his hard body, he lifted a hand to my throat and glided it up until his thumb stroked over my bottom lip. Using my chin, he turned my head, and dragged his nose up my neck, stopping at my ear.
Sucking in a deep breath, he released it on a gravelly demand. “And I want her back.”
My breath hitched.
I’d waited years to hear those words.
If only I could have trusted them.
“Flint, please.”
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About the Author:
Aly Martinez
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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.
After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.