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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Caged In Winter by Brighton Walsh (Review)

Title: Caged In Winter
Series: Caged In Winter #1
Author: Brighton Walsh
Published: November 2014, Berkley Books
Format: Ebook received for review, NetGalley

In this emotional and sexy New Adult debut from Brighton Walsh, the only thing more frightening than commitment is hope…...

Aspiring chef Cade Maxwell is immediately, viscerally attracted to Winter Jacobson. But it’s not her mouthwatering curves he’s drawn to—it’s the strange emptiness in her eyes. When Cade saves her from a drunken customer with grabby hands, he’s shocked at her response…...

Winter doesn’t need Cade’s help. After a lifetime of getting by on her own, she’s happy to rely on herself. She’s exactly seventy-six days away from graduating college, and if she can hold it together that long, she’ll finally be able to rise above the crappy hand she was dealt.

But now, every time she turns around, Cade is there, ready to push her, smile at her, distract her from her plans. Winter knows she can’t afford to open up—especially to a man she’s terrified to actually want….

Ok, I have a weird thing to admit... I almost never read books that involve chefs.  Something about cooking and food and romance... unh.  But I was looking at Caged In Winter, and something about Cade and Winter called to me even before I read it.  Brighton Walsh wrote a fantastic book here, and I am SO excited I had the opportunity to read it.

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Pact by Karina Halle (Promo)


The Pact
Karina Halle

It all started with a pinky swear…

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.

Beautiful, funny and an ambitious businesswoman (with one hell of an ass), Stephanie Robson is one of Linden McGregor’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as he’s known her.

But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.

Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them are in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.

It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.
Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.

The pact is about to change everything.
 

I'm sure you've all heard about The Pact, right?  Doesn't it sound awesome!!  I can't wait to read it, myself.  How about you??

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Predator's Fire by Rosanna Leo (review)

Title: Predator's Fire
Series: Gemini Island Shifters #5
Author: Rosanna Leo
Published: September 2014, Liquid Silver Books
Format: Ebook received for review

When Nina Suzuki discovers the body of her best friend Janine, her world turns upside down. Things go from bad to worse when Janine’s corpse seems to transform into that of a large, brown wolf. For the first time, Nina is faced to confront all the clues indicating her BFF was not what she seemed. A letter from the dead woman opens Nina’s eyes to a strange, new world. The same letter warns of a sinister group called the Alpha Brethren, and urges her to find Killian Moon of the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort on Gemini Island. 

Killian Moon is a jaguar shifter and teen mentor at the Ursa Lodge in Northern Ontario. He may be a comfort and inspiration to confused teen shifters, but he also has a fiery past. His past comes back to haunt him when human Nina arrives at the resort, demanding to speak with him. Demanding answers. Can he trust her with knowledge that will not only change her life, but possibly endanger those around him? 

As Killian begrudgingly tutors Nina on all things shifter, their mutual curiosity flares into passionate need. Once they touch, once they succumb to desire, there is no going back. Killian realizes Nina is his mate and they both begin to comprehend the terror threatening those on their shifter-friendly island. He is forced to confront the tragedy in his family and determines to protect Nina at all costs. 

But can they protect everyone they love from a cult of dangerous shifters, intent on horror and destruction?

Predator's Fire is my first read in the Gemini Island Shifters series, and I really loved it.  Rosanna Leo did a great job - I never felt lost or like I had fell into the middle of a series.   And if you like shifters, then you definitely need to visit Gemini Island.

Friday, December 26, 2014

California Renegade by Elise Covert (Review)

Title: California Renegade
Series: Renegade #2
Author: Elise Covert
Published: December 26, 2014 - Seascribe Publishing
Format: ebook received for review
Pages: approx 82

Ren is back, that charming outlaw of the Northern Renegades MC with the dangerous smile and bewitching blue eyes. He wants Meredith for another week on the back of his motorcycle. In fact, he wants Meredith in every physical way he can have her. 

Last year, they spent spring break together in a joyful, perilous and unexpected erotic holiday. This year, Ren and Meredith find their emotional connection growing during their week on the road. Just as they think they might be able to make something real work between them, Ren's outlaw lifestyle catches up with him and throws both he and Meredith into mortal danger. Even if their attraction could survive their personal complications, does it have a chance against Ren's dangerous life


Last week or so I read California Renegade by Elise Covert.  I can't tell you how excited I was for this book!!!  A few months ago I read Spring Break Renegade, and it was beyond hot.  I've been a fan of Ren and Meredith ever since, and was super excited to see where book two would take them.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This Would Be Paradise by ND Iverson (Review)

Title: This Would Be Paradise
Series: A Zombie Novel, Book 1
Author: N.D. Iverson
Published: November 2014
Format: Ebook received for review
Pages: Approximately 296

In a world where a virus has spread turning most of the population into flesh eating monsters, there are two friends partying it up in New Orleans when the infection hits. Far away from home, they are trapped and trying to make sense of all that has happened with the help of new friends and enemies along the way. Zombies aren't the only thing to fear...

Zombies!  You know I'm all about this, right?  So when this book came along, I was thinking "Oh hell yeah!"  New Orleans, Mardi Gras, and zombies.  What's the worst that could happen?  ND Iverson has written an exciting book, and I really loved getting her take on the apocalypse.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Primal Hunger by Sydney Somers (Review)

Title: Primal Hunger
Series: Pendragon Gargoyles #1
Author: Sydney Somers
Published: 2009, Samhain Publishing
Format: ebook received for review


When the sun goes down, passion is unleashed.

Kennedy Beaumont loves her bartending job, even if her spirited nature sometimes gets her in trouble. Like threatening to hose down one of Pendragon’s co-owners. When it comes to Tristan, she could use a good hosing down herself—maybe it’ll help her stop casting him as the star of her wickedest dreams. Since he goes out of his way to avoid her, it ought to be easy to put him out of her head—until he reluctantly offers her a ride home.


Gargoyle shape-shifter Tristan Callaghan hasn’t had time for anything other than recovering the mystical dagger that was used to permanently lock his brother in a prison of stone. The cat inside him should have stopped craving Kennedy’s touch long ago, but now that she’s sitting next to him in his car, his very human need for her is sharper than ever.


The distraction is costly. In a split second, Kennedy finds herself thrust into a dangerous, millennia-old hunt for Excalibur. A hunt that marks her for death—and leaves Tristan with a painful choice—sacrifice his family, his quest…or the one woman meant to be his.


Warning: There’s nothing tame about this alpha male hell-bent on claiming his mate. Featuring bone-melting explicit sex, graphic language, violence and a little harmless bite…or two.

Not too long ago I read the beginning novella for the Pendragon Gargoyles, and I loved it.  Recently I finished book one, Primal Hunger.  Sydney Somers writes a fast moving and exciting story - and hey, gargoyles!!


Out In Time by Grey Cole (Cover Reveal & Giveaway)


A closeted football star. An out and proud photographer. And a road trip.

Wade Truman had grown accustomed to admiring Heath Taylor from afar. Now, years of denying himself and the irresistible Heath are wreaking havoc on Wade’s resolve. The odds are stacked against them … they’re graduating college soon. Wade just signed a multimillion dollar football deal—thrusting him even further into the spotlight. Not to mention, what would the gorgeously refined Heath want with a small town jock boy like himself anyway?

Heath grew up privileged, accepted, and out. And the two hells he swore he would never put himself through—crushing on a straight guy and being anyone’s dirty little secret—have presented themselves in one sweet talkin’, dream hauntin’ package. One weekend with Wade, and Heath’s sure the devil himself has come a-knockin’.

Warning: Contains Southern accents wielded like weapons of desire, a snarky, do-gooder Pennsylvanian, and two boys deserving of true love.

Out In Time
Grey Cole 

Release date: December 29, 2014
Genre: M/M / Gay Erotica / Contemporary Romance
Standalone Novella
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

Friday, December 19, 2014

California Renegade by Elise Covert - Cover Reveal


Ren is back, that charming outlaw of the Northern Renegades MC with the dangerous smile and bewitching blue eyes. He wants Meredith for another week on the back of his motorcycle. In fact, he wants Meredith in every physical way he can have her. Last year, they spent spring break together in a joyful, perilous and unexpected erotic holiday. This year, Ren and Meredith find their emotional connection growing during their week on the road. Just as they think they might be able to make something real work between them, Ren's outlaw lifestyle catches up with him and throws both he and Meredith into mortal danger. Even if their attraction could survive their personal complications, does it have a chance against Ren's dangerous life?

California Renegade
Elise Covert

A couple months ago I read Spring Break Renegade, and I fell in love with Ren and Meredith - hardcore. The book was relatively short, but it really stuck with me, and I am super excited to let you know book two is going to be released December 26!! Be sure to check back here then for my review, but for now check out this snippet and be sure to read my review. And then tell me you are going to read them both!!

Glitter and Grit by Jessie Evans - Blast

Glitter and Grit
Jessie Evans


This ride is going to last a lot longer than eight seconds…

Female professional bull rider, Reece Hearst, graduated from the school of hard knocks. With honors. Because life is like bull riding—when it sends you to the dirt, you do whatever it takes to get on your feet, even if you have to crawl. Like when officials stripped her of her rodeo queen title on the basis of vicious gossip years ago and not even her father would believe her side of the story. Reece could have stayed in the dust, wallowing. Instead, she fixed Lonesome Point in her rearview, joined the pro circuit, and never looked back. But now a serious injury threatens to end her career and she’s back in Lonesome Point, living next door to the family that once made her life a living hell.

After multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and his father’s death, all Grayson Parker wants is to get his family’s cattle business back in the black and live a quiet life. But the return of Reece Hearst opens old wounds, throwing his ordered world into chaos. Grayson was serving overseas when Reece was a teenager and can’t believe the girl he once knew has grown into a heartbreaker as hardened as she is beautiful.

Grayson finds a kindred spirit in wounded Reece and soon longs to be the man to show her that there is life after pain and loss. But can two people as damaged as Reece and Grayson find their way to happily ever after? Or will the scars on their hearts forever keep them apart? 

Hope you are all ready for Friday!!  Check out Glitter and Grit, what do you think?  Is this going on your TBR?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ice by Chelsea Camaron & Jessie Lane (review)

Title: Ice
Series: Regulators MC #1
Authors: Chelsea Camaron & Jessie Lane
Published: December 5, 2014 - Whiskey Girls Publishing
Format: Ebook received for review

She's an investment banker.
He's an outlaw biker.
A little bit of heaven is about to meet a whole lot of hell.

Morgan Powell was raised to be perfect, to set an example for her sisters to follow. Her life has been dedicated to making something of her career, so she wouldn’t know what to do with a man even if you gave her an instruction manual.

Brett 'Ice' Grady spends his days trying to keep up with his teenage daughter, his nights consumed in Regulators’ MC business. He has no time for anything more than a casual hookup. 

Two worlds collide when the dangers of his life crash into the calm of hers. 

Can she go beyond her own boundaries and chip her way through to the man known to be as cold as ice?

Loosely attached to Chelsea Camaron's Hellions series and Jessie Lane's Ex Ops series.

This week I read Ice by Chelsea Camaron and Jessie Lane - two authors I've read before and loved separately.  The question in my mind was "Would they work well together?"  The answer is definitely yes.  Ice was an exciting read, and I definitely feel this collaboration worked well for them.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Crush by JC Emery (Review & Giveaway)

Title: Crush
Series: Bayonet Scars #4
Author: JC Emery
Published: December 15, 2014 - Left Break Press
Format: Ebook provided for review

Young love is always perfect. Until it's not.

Cheyenne Grady is a total daddy's girl to her bad-ass father, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club. She's funny, and kind, and she just wants that deep, earth-shattering love like her dad has with her school secretary, Holly. But Cheyenne's been looking in the wrong direction, because the only good that can come from the way she looks at Jeremy Whelan is a lesson in heartbreak.

Jeremy always wanted to prospect for the Forsaken Motorcycle Club and wear the same patch as his father. When a life-long dream becomes reality, Jeremy realizes that the outlaw lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it easy on relationships. He wants to be a good man, but temptation is everywhere.

Cheyenne is beautiful, and strong, and exactly what Jeremy could have forever. As long as he doesn't screw it up.

Love is never more powerful than the first time.
 

Jeremy and Cheyenne's book!!!  Ahhhhh!  I've been waiting for this one, I tell ya.  Forsaken is one of my favorite motorcycle clubs, and Jer and Chey are definitely some favorites among the club.  If you haven't started this series, I definitely recommend it.  It has many different facets, and JC Emery just writes it perfectly.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Charlotte Chronicles by Jen Frederick (Promo)


Charlotte and Nathan were supposed to be forever. They grew up together. Their families were intertwined. Charlotte was Nathan's first love. Nathan was Charlotte's first everything.
Until they weren't.
How do you hold on to the person you know in your heart you are supposed to be with when everything and everyone in the universe is telling you it's over?
How many times does a heart break?
When is enough…..enough?
How long is forever?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Phantom Desire by Houston Havens (Excerpt)

Phantom Desire
Psychic Menage Book 2
Houston Havens

Mind traveler Chandra Lamar is on the run, not only from her post-catastrophic dystopian government but from a past she can’t remember. A psychic vision pushes her to recall her purpose for being, but it’s a ghost that awakens her desires for a life she fears she’ll never have. Both push her to remember the past because it threatens what she wants in the now; the Nodin men. 

Andonis Nodin battles to accept his failures. The heavy burden nearly breaks him when he can’t save the one he loves from the grim reaper’s grip; he questions his desire for Chandra, the woman he blames for the death around him. 
Nikias finds true love with Chandra in his arms, but is desperate to stop her from seeking revenge on a mission he knows is a one way trip. 

Ortello knows for them to recapture the love they once felt for each other, he must be willing to let her go. But overcoming his obsession to make Chandra his and his alone isn’t easy. 

Will Chandra go through with the vengeance in her heart or give it up for love? Who is the powerful woman in her haunting visions and will those revealing apparitions crumble her world with the Nodin clan? Does Chandra find true love in the arms of the Nodin men or does her Phantom Desire forever own her heart? 

Hello!  So have you all checked out Houston Havens?  I have some tasty tidbits to share with you today.  I can't wait to hear your thoughts!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

An Imaginary House By The Sea by Cecily Gates (Review)

Title: An Imaginary House By The Sea
Series: A Bridgeport Novel
Author: Cecily Gates
Published: July 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

Snarky and ambitious Dawn Campbell almost had it all: a job producing lavish celebrity events, a hip downtown apartment, and a studmuffin of a boyfriend. But after losing all three in one fell swoop, Dawn finds herself resorting to the unimaginable: returning home to Bridgeport, an oceanside town where the air smells sweet but not much happens.

When a chance encounter brings her into the sturdy arms of John Brown, her childhood best friend, old feelings come rushing back. As the sparks fly, life finally starts to look up for Dawn...until she meets his wife. 

Marguerite Brown has everything that Dawn doesn’t: a killer fashion sense, a breathtaking beauty, and a French accent—oh, and the kind of temperament that makes great white sharks seem docile in comparison. Determined to release John from an unhappy marriage, Dawn turns on the charm and makes a plan to finally win back her one-that-got-away.

But after Dawn stumbles upon a secret that, up until now, Marguerite has meticulously kept hidden, the two women are thrust into an unexpected friendship. An Imaginary House by the Sea follows Dawn’s journey towards self-rediscovery, finding purpose, and building a more complex, steadfast kind of love than she could have ever imagined.


An Imaginary House By The Sea isn't my normal type of read.  But sometimes you pick up a book, and you just know.  Well, Cecily Gates really wrote a fantastic novel here, and I am so happy I was able to read it.  This book is filled with heart, and you feel it on every single page.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

All I Need by Emily Goodwin (Review)

Title: All I Need
Series: Stay #2
Author: Emily Goodwin
Published: December 2, 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

“My life was hell, nothing but pain and darkness.

Every night I hoped I’d lay down to sleep and never wake up. I saw no reason to keep going. There was nothing for me, no promise of a better life. Every morning I woke up hoping this would be my last day.

Then I met her, and everything changed.”


Sold into slavery at a young age, Jackson Porter has known nothing but darkness until he is forced to kidnap a young woman with a fiery spirit who refuses to give up. Could she be all Jackson needs to awaken his dead soul? 

You met Jackson in Stay, now it’s time to hear his story.

Warning, this book is dark, graphic, and twisted at times.

 All I Need is Jackson's story, and it's a hell of a story.  Emily Goodwin has definitely proved she can write across several genres with ease.  If you haven't gotten into the Stay series yet, you need to pick it up.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Nobody Asked Me.... Minecraft and my daughter's favorite YouTubers



So Christmas is coming, really quick.  What are your children into?  My daughter is all about Minecraft.  She doesn't care about princesses and dolls, she wants pickaxes and swords.  It is definitely a Minecraft Christmas this year.  I've been shopping for plushies and miniature figures, and I'm even going to get her some clothes from some of her favorite Minecraft Youtubers.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Future Without Hope by Nazarea Andrews (Review & Giveaway)

Title: The Future Without Hope
Series: The World Without End #3
Author: Nazarea Andrews
Published: November 2014 A&A Literary
Format: Ebook received for review

Separated from Finn, captive of the Order, Nurrin has no hope left. But she has survived twenty years of zombies--and she has the unshakable faith that Finn will find her.

But Finn is a long way away. The Order's influence runs deeper than was ever suspected, and politics are shifting--and zombies may not be the most dangerous thing she's facing.

Finn always thought the war stripped him of all he had to lose. But with Nurrin missing and doors closing in his face, he realizes there is always more for the world to take--and he will drag the remains of civilization down with him before he gives up on the only promise that matters.
 

This series is just awesome.  A bit dystopian, a bit horror, a great twist on the zombie apocalypse.  Nazarea Andrews really ups the ante with The Future Without Hope, and I loved every minute.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Stay by Emily Goodwin (Review)

Title: Stay
Series: Stay #1
Author: Emily Goodwin
Published: May 2014
Format: Personal Purchase
Pages: 327 pages

“I felt like I was walking to the end of a plank precariously hanging over shark-infested water. When I jumped, sharp teeth would rip into me and the cold water would steal my breath away. The monsters would take everything from me, leaving me shivering and naked in the water. The only difference was that tonight I would be pulled from the icy darkness and forced to do it again. There would be no release from death, only pain.” 

Home after her first year of college, Adeline Miller is looking forward to a stress free summer filled with reading, working on her blog, and spending time with friends. But all that changes in an instant when she is witness to something terrible, something she wasn't supposed to see. 

Beaten, drugged, kidnapped. 

Adeline Miller is ripped from her innocent and carefree life and thrust into darkness, into a world full of pain and horror. As a sex slave, she is forced to do horrible things, and have horrible things done to her. One of her captors has a past as dark as the world she is now living in. Will getting close to him mean freedom? Or will he pull her deeper into the shadows?

I just recently finished Stay by Emily Goodwin, and wow.  Up until this, I'd only read her zombie novels - and I don't know which is scarier.  This book definitely pushes the limits, and is s-c-a-r-y.  Emily Goodwin, of course, writes it well, and you can tell that she's definitely done her homework.  Every page feels real, painfully real.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving....a bit early


I don't really have any posts scheduled for this week!  I will probably post a review or two, but I'm not sure which day yet.  I'm reading Stay by Emily Goodwin, and I am just blown away, so I will probably post that up...

I hope that everyone has a terrific Thanksgiving.  And to those outside of the US... happy last full week of November :)  I plan on eating way more than I should, and loving every minute of it!







Thank you so much for reading Fictional Candy, I appreciate every one of you!  

Happy Thanksgiving!
*Liz



Friday, November 21, 2014

Min by Lola Rayne (Review)

Title: Min
Series: Standalone
Author: Lola Rayne
Published: 2014, Wicked Fierce
Format: Ebook provided for review

Min Thompson has a problem.

Her best friend of basically forever, Taylor Lane thinks her boyfriend of umpteen years is dumping her. Only thing is, Min knows he’s not. So while Taylor wants to go out and do something stupid in retaliation, Min has to try and prevent her from doing something she’ll regret, all while trying to appear supportive.

A lifetime of being known as “the quiet one” never prepared her for this.

Faux Valentine has a solution.

Sheer luck lands Faux right in Taylor’s chosen venue for revenge. While he has no interest in the pissed off princess herself, he’s always had a thing for her best friend. The one who desperately needs his help. Now that he’s got his little mouse where he wants her, what is he willing to do to keep her there?

Nothing could have prepared him for her.

Warning: This book contains foul language, allusions to underage drinking, circumventing the legal drinking age, and sexual situations.

This week I read this awesome novella by Lola Rayne - and it was awesome!!  I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'd read Lola Rayne before and loved her work, so I was excited.  This book is completely different from the other book I read from her, but it was so perfect.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Skip To The Good Part! Giveaway and Release Blitz!

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Today we have the release day launch of Skip to the Good Part, a sexy new collection of the hottest scenes from 20 phenomenal authors. I am so excited to share it!!!
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Find your next red-hot read in this sizzling collection of sexy scenes from top authors including New York Times and USA Todaybestsellers.

The collection features a British alpha who wants to turn a good girl bad, a woman realizing her impetuous marriage to a stripper isn’t all bad, a bad boy boxer who could use a large dose of sexual healing, a carnie who has found new and inventive uses for fun house mirrors, and a rocker who wants to woo the girl who got away: his high school sweetheart.

This excerpt collection features 20 of the best steamy scenes in contemporary romance and erotic romance today. Each scene in this 250-page collection will get your blood pumping, your heart racing, and your skin tingling.

You’re sure to discover a new favorite.

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers.

   New York Times best-selling authors: 
 Raine Miller | Kendall Ryan | K. Bromberg | Carly Phillips | Denise Grover Swank | S.L. Scott 
  USA Today best-selling authors: 
Christine Bell | Rebecca Shea | Andrea Smith 
  Featuring: 
Magan Vernon | Kristie Cook | Nevaeh Lee & Michelle Lynn | Alessandra Thomas | Selena Laurence | Heidi Joy Tretheway | Elizabeth Briggs | Meghan March | Taylor Michaels | K.B. Nelson | Elise Covert  

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The Future Without Hope by Nazarea Andrews - Release Blitz & Giveaway

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 Today we have the release day launch of The Future Without Hope by Nazarea Andrews. I am so excited about this sexy zombie romance. Nazarea is sharing an exclusive excerpt and a awesome giveaway. Be sure to enter and check out all the book details!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Off Limits by Ruby Dixon (Review)

Title: Off Limits
Series: Bedlam Butchers #1, Motorcycle Clubs
Author: Ruby Dixon
Published: October 1, 2014

He shouldn’t touch me, but he does.
Late one night, in the middle of danger, he makes me feel things I shouldn’t.
And I know I shouldn’t want more…but I do.
Because hooking up with me? It could cost him his life.

Lucky…isn’t. In fact, she’s considered ‘off limits’ to the Bedlam Butchers because she’s caused them nothing but bad luck in the past. As a bonus? She’s also the president’s kid sister. Single and lonely? That’s Lucky’s way of life. Now, the Eighty-Eight Henchmen are harassing her and they’re out for blood.

Solo…is. In a club where pairing up with a brother to watch your back is mandatory, Solo still hasn’t gotten over his partner’s death two years ago. The club’s pressuring him to name a second Treasurer, but he has to trust that person in bed and out. And it’s damn hard for Solo to trust.

But when he rescues Lucky from the Eighty-Eight, maybe it’s time for Solo to find a partner, and time for Lucky’s luck to turn around…
 

These books in the Motorcycle Clubs series have been so good - and I've found three new authors that I'm just loving to pieces.  This week I read Off Limits by Ruby Dixon, which is also book one in the Bedlam Butchers series.  And the Butchers have a twist to them that's a bit different from other mc clubs.  If you are anything like me, I think you'll love it!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Laws of Seduction by Gwen Jones (Guest Post & Giveaway)

The Laws of Seduction
Gwen Jones

When Rex Renaud, the COO of Mercier Shipping, is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, he knows he'll need a miracle to clear his name … and sassy lawyer Charlotte Andreko is the perfect woman for the job.

Charlotte has built her career defending pro bono clients against womanizers like Rex Renaud, and she'd much rather let him sweat it out in a jail cell than defend him in court. Yet Rex swears he's been set up, and when he offers her a shocking sum of money in exchange for her legal counsel, the financial security is too tempting to resist. The court dubs Rex a serious flight risk—how many people have their own jet?—and he's released on one condition: Charlotte's his new jailer, and he's stuck with her until his arraignment.

But when a bomb threat sends Rex and Charlotte on the run, neither is prepared for the explosive chemistry and red-hot passion that flare between them as they hunt for the truth about his arrest.
 

Good morning!  Hope everyone is having a great day today (and staying warm!)  This morning I have a guest spot from Gwen Jones, herself, and a giveaway!  Hope you love it, and good luck!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

For Now by Chelsea M Cameron (Review & Intl Giveaway)

Title: For Now
Series: Rules Of Love
Author: Chelsea M Cameron
Published: Nov 6, 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

Two people. A relationship with no commitment. What could go wrong?

Javier Cruz definitely isn’t relationship material, but that suits Hazel Gellar just fine. She’s not a girlfriend girl and doesn’t plan on ever being one.

But after a mind-blowing, bed-breaking night, she knows once isn’t going to be enough. Fortunately, Javi feels the same way. And it's not just the sex. Javi is funny and complicated and Hazel loves being around him, even when he drives her nuts.

Will she and Javi make the choice to be together for longer than just right NOW? Or will their hangups about romance be the end?

Sigh.  This book.  This series.  The whole thing makes me do a big dreamy contented sigh.  Chelsea M Cameron really brought it home with For Now, which focuses on the roommates, Hazel and Javier, of the couple from For Real, Shannon and Jett.  If you like new adult, romance, and just being happy, this is for you.  It's not filled with all of the gut-wrenching angst that we normally see in new adult, but they are college age students.  I don't know, I just loved it.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Not Until You by Roni Loren (Review & Giveaway)

Title: Not Until You
Series: Loving On The Edge 3.5
Author: Roni Loren
Published: Nov 4, 2014 - Berkley Trade
Format: Galley

Cela knows how to be good. She’s had a lifetime of practice. But on the night of her college graduation, she decides she’s earned one wild night before she has to move back home to her overprotective family. So when the hot neighbor she’s been quietly fantasizing about for a year suggests a game of Never Have I Ever, she’s ready. But what starts out as a simple game takes an unexpected turn. Because Ian Foster doesn’t play games he can’t win.

Foster knows his desires aren’t for the faint of heart, especially not for someone as sweet and innocent as his pretty neighbor. But when Cela shows up at his door with an invitation that surprises him, he can’t resist indulging. Cela has no idea what she’s in for. The secret dark side of this man’s need will both intrigue and terrify her. But Cela has a secret of her own—and a new game to see just how far they’re both willing to go, and how much they’re willing to risk by crossing every boundary of desire.

I just read this book this week, and overall I found it to be pretty enjoyable.  Not Until You by Roni Loren is book 3.5 in the Loving On The Edge series.  If you look at the series numbers, you can see it's the compilation of a serial,  I believe.  And if you ask me, it shows in the reading.

Black Knightsby Julie Ann Walker - Quiz and Giveaway!


Which Hero From Julie Ann Walker's Black Knights Inc. Series Is Perfect For You?

In her Black Knights Inc. series, bestselling author Julie Ann Walker introduces readers to strong, smart, sexy heroes. This group of deep cover military men are good at what they do…kicking ass and taking names. And when they aren’t out saving the world, they’re customizing motorcycles at a Chicago garage that is the perfect cover for men who need to take off at a moment’s notice. The Black Knights have a lot in common — they are all loyal and brave. But each man is unique and offers a different skill set to this elite fighting force. So which of these modern day warriors is right for you? This quiz will help you pick your personal BKI hero.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Uncovering You by Scarlett Edwards Blitz & Giveaway

Uncovering You
Scarlett Edwards

Uncovering You 1: The Contract

When I wake up in a dark, unfamiliar room, I have no idea what's waiting for me in the shadows. My imagination conjures up demons of the worst kind. Reality is much worse: A collar with no leash. A prison with no walls. And a life stripped of meaning. I am presented with a vile contract and asked to sign. It outlines the terms of my servitude. The only information I have about my captor are the two small letters inked at the bottom: J.S. Armed with only my memories, I must do everything I can to avoid becoming ensnared in his twisted mind games. But in the end, it all comes down to one choice: Resist and die. Or submit, and sign my life away.

Uncovering You 2: Submission

I have survived the worst. I have come out of the darkness with my sanity intact. Now, I get to meet the monster holding me here. For the first time since my captivity began, I get to meet Stonehart. Whatever he wants, I'll be ready. The collar may be tight around my neck, but I will not be a prisoner. A prisoner has no choice. A prisoner has no purpose. But a concubine, on the other hand? She always has a choice. And today, I choose to fight.

Uncovering You 3: Resistance

Jeremy Stonehart is a cruel, vindictive man. He wants me to submit. He wants me to give in. I will never give in. I will never yield. No matter what he subjects me to, I will always fight. I will not forget my resolve. Let Stonehart think me broken. I am not so easily deterred as that. No matter what he puts me through, I will always remember my own strength. I will always remember that in the end, I have control of the one thing he really wants: My mind. I will never give him that. I will resist.


Good morning!  Just a quick promo today to let you know the Uncovering You boxed set is on sale!  Pick it up now, while you can!

Predator's Fire by Rosanna Leo - Interview & Excerpt


Predator's Fire
Gemini Island Shifters, #5
Rosanna Leo

When Nina Suzuki discovers the body of her best friend Janine, her world turns upside down. Things go from bad to worse when Janine’s corpse seems to transform into that of a large, brown wolf. For the first time, Nina is faced to confront all the clues indicating her BFF was not what she seemed. A letter from the dead woman opens Nina’s eyes to a strange, new world. The same letter warns of a sinister group called the Alpha Brethren, and urges her to find Killian Moon of the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort on Gemini Island.

Killian Moon is a jaguar shifter and teen mentor at the Ursa Lodge in Northern Ontario. He may be a comfort and inspiration to confused teen shifters, but he also has a fiery past. His past comes back to haunt him when human Nina arrives at the resort, demanding to speak with him. Demanding answers. Can he trust her with knowledge that will not only change her life, but possibly endanger those around him?

As Killian begrudgingly tutors Nina on all things shifter, their mutual curiosity flares into passionate need. Once they touch, once they succumb to desire, there is no going back. Killian realizes Nina is his mate and they both begin to comprehend the terror threatening those on their shifter-friendly island. He is forced to confront the tragedy in his family and determines to protect Nina at all costs.

But can they protect everyone they love from a cult of dangerous shifters, intent on horror and destruction?

Good morning!!  Today I have the fantastic Rosanna Leo here for an interview!  Her newest release is Predator's Fire, and I'm betting it is hot!  I've read Rosanna's book before, and they are always fantastic.  Have you read her, or this series?  Be sure to check it out, we also have an excerpt after the interview.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 10, 2014

YOU by Caroline Kepnes (Review!)

Title: You
Series: Standalone
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Published: Sept 30, 2017 - Atria
Format: Galley
Pages: approx 430

Love hurts...

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She’s gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams.

Beck doesn’t know it yet, but she’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect fa├žade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences . . .

A chilling account of unrelenting passion, Caroline Kepnes’s You is a perversely romantic thriller that’s more dangerously clever than any you’ve read before.


Have you ever read a book that was so insanely good, you were afraid to write the review because you didn't think you could accurately convey the freaking awesome nature of the book?  That's me with this book.  I just finished it a couple days ago, and it is still right on the forefront of my brain.  This is a book that I need to buy in print so I can have it on my shelf.  Maybe all by itself.  Not that I'd put it all alone on a bookshelf, cause you know, that'd be crazy.   Ahem (cough cough)

Cover Reveal: Kick 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, and I have betrayed everyone I ever loved.

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.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nobody Asked Me... Pantsing and Armor!


So here we are, another Sunday.  So glad you all could join me.  As I sit here, typing, I'm thinking "Holy Shit, I have no clue what I'm going to type about!" This is often how it is for me, when I'm writing up anything.  I'm very much a pantser when it comes to blogging.  I have a very loose schedule when it comes down to it.  Sure, the tours and stuff are there, but when it comes to anything else - I do it when I have time.  And this is working for me.  Last year I was scheduling one or two posts every single day.  And you know what happened?

Friday, November 7, 2014

Riding Steele by Opal Carew (Review)

Title: Riding Steele
Series: Riding Steel - 6 part serial
Author: Opal Carew
Published: November - December 2014
Format: Galley, St Martin's Griffin
Pages: approx 35 each

Being kidnapped by bikers is a harrowing experience, but for some reason, Laurie doesn’t feel as terrified as she should. The leader’s steely eyes soften when he looks at her, and the others in his gang clearly know she’s hands off. But does that include Steele's hands? Her brain resists him, but her body insists she wants those big hands all over her.

Steele doesn’t know how he wound up in this mess–with a kidnapped woman on his hands and the police hot on their trail. Now he and Laurie are in hiding at an isolated cabin, and Steele has to figure out how to extricate himself . . . and steer clear of his accidental captive whose tight, slinky clubbing attire is making him think all kinds of dangerous thoughts…

This week I read Opal Carew's latest serial, Riding Steele.  An erotic serial about bikers?  Sounds like my cup of tea. Some of this serial has already been released, but the majority of it releases over November and into December, if you are interested. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Redeemed by PC Cast & Kristin Cast (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Redeemed
A House of Night Novel
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

In the final electrifying novel in the HoN series, Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. A Dark Goddess is loose on Tulsa and the world. No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her - unless that creature has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey Redbird is heir to such power…but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help. Find out who will win and who will lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.

So today I have an excerpt from Redeemed, which sounds pretty good!  I also have a giveaway - sorry, US only!  But the giveaway is for a signed House of Night comic!  How cool is that?!? Have you read this series?  What do you think?  This is the last book, too!  It's always a bit sad when beloved series ends, right!?  Good luck on the giveaway, and thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

One Kiss With A Rock Star by Shari Slade and Amber Lin - Excerpt

One Kiss With A Rock Star
Amber Lin
Shari Slade

Half-Life bassist Krist Mellas is caught in a PR nightmare after his dirty sex video blew up online. His agent has the solution: a fake engagement with sultry pop princess Madeline Fox. Krist can’t think of anything worse than a charade with the bubblegum bombshell…except losing the band.

Madeline knows better than anyone what it means to live a lie in the spotlight. She's determined to help Krist without ever letting him find out what it costs her—or about her girlhood crush on him. But after a smoking hot back alley encounter with him leaves her breathless, she can't deny she wants the snarling bad-boy rocker.

In a world of glitter and diamonds where the kisses are fake but the climaxes are real, their facades start to crack. And the publicity storm may shatter them both.

WARNING: This book contains a scorching threesome, a dirty talking pop princess, and a surly rocker who hits all the right notes.

Good morning!!  Where are all the rock star romance fans out there?!?  I know you're there!  Amber Lin (one of my favorite authors!) and Shari Slade have a new book coming out tomorrow!!  This is book 2 in the Half Life series, and I'm betting it is a must read!!  Check it out, let me know what you think.  Have you read either of these authors before?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Her Secret Pleasure by Ella Goode (Review)

Title: Her Secret Pleasure
Series: The Death Lords Club #2, The Motorcycle Clubs
Author: Ella Goode
Published: October 8, 2014
Format: Ebook received for review
Pages: 90-100 pages, depending on format

Pippa

I love two things--books and bad boys. I'm trying to kick the bad boy habit and hold on to the loving books one. When I take the new librarian position in Fortune, I immediately say yes when the Chief of Police asks me out and deliberately turn my back on the bad motorcycle riding boys that litter the Fortune landscape. After all, my bad boy yen was kick started by the frequent absences of my nomad father. But no one turns down a man like Judge, the president of the Death Lords MC, not even a girl trying to be good.

Judge

When Pippa Lang breezes into town in her little red convertible, the wind blowing out her big red hair, there is no way the dirty Chief of Police is going to keep her. That red hair belongs on my pillow and her hot body between my sheets. And no one, not the Chief, not the town, and not even Pippa, is going to stop that from happening.
This is my first book from author Ella Goode - and I loved it.  This is also one of the books in The Motorcycle Clubs novella series, which is several novellas each from three different authors.  I seriously don't know how I missed it before, because it only makes sense, but these novellas are all connected.  Yep, sure, they are all mc romances, but there's another common denominator - a dangerous one! Now, this book is actually number TWO in the Death Lords series, it would seem I jumped out of order on accident.  Ooops! But now I see book one is about Wrecker, who is Judge's son, so I am definitely going back to read that!