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Monday, June 30, 2014

I just loved Come To Me Softly! (AL Jackson)

Title: Come To Me Softly
Series: Closer To You #2
Author: A.L. Jackson
Published: June 24, 2014 NAL
Format: Galley, Penguin - Thank you!

A second chance at life…
A second chance at love…

Jared Holt never thought he deserved either—until he found both in the arms of Aly Moore. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she’s more than ready for the future they’re making together. But Jared can’t help remembering his own family. And he’ll never forgive himself for what happened to them. How can he allow himself the very happiness he once destroyed?

To live a life worthy of Aly, Jared knows he has to stop running and finally put his past to rest. But when he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before. And he’ll fight to protect her no matter what it costs…even if he destroys himself in the process.

*Sigh*  This series... *Sigh*  What do I say?  I love it.  It has moved me a million different ways, and it's only up to book two.  Quick recap?  In Come To Me Quietly, Jared comes back to town, runs into his old friend Chris.  Christopher offers Jared a spot on the couch. Aly, Chris's sister, also lives there.  Old crushes die hard, and despite a horribly tragic occurance in Jared's life, him and Aly crash together in this cosmic boom of love and lust and need and devotion.  It's simply beautiful... heart crushing at times, but the beauty of it all... *sigh* It was wonderful.

HARDER was so EASY for me to LOVE! (Robin York)

Title: Harder
Series: Caroline & West #2
Author: RobinYork
Published: July 1, 2014 Random/ Bantam
Format: Galley - NetGalley - Thank you Random!

In Robin York’s provocative new novel, two young ex-lovers find themselves together again in the shadow of tragedy—and an intense, undeniable attraction.

Caroline still dreams about West. His warm skin, his taut muscles, his hand sliding down her stomach. Then she wakes up and she’s back to reality: West is gone. And before he left, he broke her heart.

Then, out of the blue, West calls in crisis. A tragedy has hit his family—a family that’s already a fractured mess. Caroline knows what she has to do. Without discussion, without stopping to think, she’s on a plane, flying to his side to support him in any way he needs.

They’re together again, but things are totally different. West looks edgy, angry at the world. Caroline doesn’t fit in. She should be back in Iowa, finalizing her civil suit against the ex-boyfriend who posted their explicit pictures on a revenge porn website. But here she is. Deeply into West, wrapped up in him, in love with him. Still. 

They fought the odds once. Losing each other was hard. But finding their way back to each other couldn’t be harder.

This series is amazing.  Seriously.  If you haven't picked it up - You.Need.To.  I thought Deeper was amazing and emotional, but Harder totally flipped me on my ass.  Caroline and West are one of those couples that I love to pieces.  I felt their connection is really soul deep, and even after I finish each book, I don't let them out of my head.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Cover Reveal for Stripped Away, plus a chance to WIN Stripped Clean!! (Ellis Carrington)


HE DOESN'T RECOGNIZE HIMSELF

David Moorehouse has spent his life hiding behind masks. Nice guy. Best friend. Reverend's kid. After finding his father dead on the floor, he’s been stripped of his job at the family church and his identity as the quiet, nice guy. The life he knew is over, and he doesn’t know what to do next.

HE KNOWS ANGER BETTER THAN ANYONE

Ricky Slade is itching for a fight. By the time he meets David, he’s struggling to save his business, his best friend, his drug-addict brother, and his own sanity. He’s got no patience for his business partner’s judgmental sibling showing up and getting in his face. 

Their furious heat turns into a fiery inferno, but Ricky's fresh off a bad breakup, and David is getting guilt-tripped by his family and his ex. Every time they fight, they fall into bed, but will that be enough when things around them come apart?
Release Day: August 1, 2014

Good morning everyone!   Friday is finally here!  And with it I have a fabulous cover reveal, excerpt and giveaway!  Have you read Ellis Carrington before? If you like some m/m sexiness, you definitely need to get on board!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I jumped right on to Forever Ride! (Chelsea Camaron) + Giveaway!

Title: Forever Ride
Series: The Hellions Ride #2
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Published: June 9, 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

Events happen in life that can awaken our truest and deepest desires. They also show us our greatest fears. Sometimes we are forced to face those fears, other times we build walls that can't be broken to protect ourselves.

A profound connection these two once shared. A strong friendship once formed was shattered. Fate has stepped in and shaken both their worlds.

The danger, the wild, the chaos, and the lifestyle of the Hellions world has become far too much for Savannah 'Sass' Perchton. Swearing off bikers and attempting a 'normal' life, she has settled. She's committed to Nick, her country club, pretty boy. She's found a way to be content.

Things aren't always what they seem. Wrap an empty box in pretty paper and a bow, it may look amazing, but it's still a hollow shell. 

He's a Hellions playboy. A different chick in his bed, off on a different ride, and always something new. He's Frank the 'Tank' Oleander, Haywood's Hellions Road Chief. Throttle down and life is good.

The fast pace of the Hellions life catches up to him. At a crossroads, he's forced to face some life changing thoughts or succumb to the darkness of death. Teetering on the brink of giving in, her voice is all he's holding onto. The coma he can't pull himself out of, but her voice is the light in the darkness. He wants the girl who pulled him through when his life was literally in the balance.

She's sworn off bikers. Can he pull through? Can she ever see past the lifestyle to the heart of the man behind the cut? Will they find their Forever Ride?

Not too long ago I read One Ride, and I really enjoyed it.  In One Ride we met Doll and Talon, and got to know their love story.  But we also met Sass, who is Doll's best friend, and Tank, another member of the Hellions.  Their story... well, it was a bit rocky.  They clearly had a thing for each other, but they were these awesome friends.  Then one night they hooked up and things went awry.  By the end of One Ride, there was a shoot out with the Delatorre group, and Tank was in the hospital.  Sass was sure she was done with the mc life, and was dating some yuppy "safe" guy named Nick.  That's where we begin Forever Ride, where Sass and Tank must come to terms with.... well, everything.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

August is one hell of a vampire in Blood Mate! (Kitty Thomas)

Title: Blood Mate
Series: Standalone
Author: Kitty Thomas
Published: January 30, 2014 - Burlesque Press
Format: Ebook received for review

Blood Mate, a dark fairy tale... 

Nicole has been happily married to big shot attorney, Dominic Rose for ten years, but soon after their anniversary he grows cold—as if she doesn’t exist. Meanwhile, another man has been pursuing her far too intently for comfort.

August Corinth is a six-hundred-year-old vampire, cursed to kill and suffer the pain of his victims each night until he can find the one woman who can resist his thrall, his blood mate. Once he’s found her, there are no lines he won’t cross to claim the promised salvation even if it means taking away everything and everyone she loves.

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any of this book’s content in a real world setting. This work is intended for an emotionally mature, adult audience

Blood Mate... It was a good book, overall.  It had a strong premise.  But honestly - by the end, it lost me.  I had super high hopes for this.  I was hoping August was every bit the sexy dark anti-hero that Christian was from The Last Girl.  He had his moments...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sweet Revenge is going to print! (Rebecca Zanetti) Excerpt & Giveaway

Sweet Revenge
Rebecca Zanetti
The One Man She Can't Have

Matt Dean was born to fight…and kill. A member of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be the perfect soldiers with an expiration date. Now, with time running out, he's gone rogue in a relentless quest for the one person who can save them. His mission leads him to Charmed, Idaho…and to a beautiful woman with eyes like emeralds and a body made for pleasure.

The One Woman He Can't Resist

Laney Jacobs knows the mysterious, handsome stranger is trouble from the moment he walks into her bar, looking for a job. She's spent years running from her own past—the last thing she needs is a romantic entanglement. But Matt's strong arms offer her protection, and his gentle touch promises passion unlike anything she's ever known. As lethal forces surround them, revealing explosive secrets about Matt's past and putting everything—and everyone—he holds dear in danger, can he save them all before time runs out?

So yes, Sweet Revenge come out last December... but now it's time for it's print release!!  And what better way to celebrate that, then with an excerpt and a giveaway?!?!  If you haven't read this series, I highly recommend it.  The Dean brothers are HOT with a capital OMG.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

On The Way Home is a hard hitting and exciting novel! (Skye Warren)

Title: On The Way Home
Series: standalone
Author: Skye Warren
Published: May 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

Clint
For eight months I’ve been deep under cover as a special operator in the Army. On the plane ride home, all I want is a hot shower and a long sleep. But a Dear John text message leaves me stranded. I need a ride and a place to stay, and the pretty stewardess is more than willing.

Della
It’s supposed to be a simple trade—the passenger in seat 34B for my sister. But the sexy soldier is more than I can handle in all the best ways. He trusts me, but I can’t save him. No one can. Sometimes trouble has a way of following you home.

On the Way Home is a dark new adult romance intended for readers over eighteen.

I read this book a couple weeks ago and I absolutely fell in love with it.  I mean, not only is Skye Warren one of my top 5 favorite authors ever, but this book is a perfect example of why.  First, its New Adult...but not just that, it's dark.  And this one kind of puts the heroine in the power position, which is not something I always go for.  But Skye made this book dangerous, steamy, intense and emotional all in one fell swoop.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Hey! I got to chat with Claire C Riley, and you can check out what was said!

Claire C Riley
author of Odium

It's better to die by the gun than die by the dead.

Nina’s life was irrevocably changed when humanity’s dead began to rise. 
Now, she lives behind the walls.

The barricaded cities, erected by the government to protect the remnants of civilization, have become a brutal dictatorship- causing the inhabitants within to starve, steal and claw for survival. Life behind the walls has become as terrifying as roaming the zombie-ridden landscape beyond.

Citizens trade what they can to gain food, water, and shelter. Nina has only one currency—her body and she is tired of submitting herself to the greedy hands of the self-proclaimed leaders.

An opportunity to escape presents itself in the fate of a young girl named Emily-Rose. For the price of a stale piece of bread, she is set for banishment from the city, and most likely a horrific death at the hands of the deaders. Nina tells herself that it is sympathy and not self-preservation that makes her follow the young girl out of the walled metropolis, and into the overgrown world beyond.

Unused to fighting the deaders, Nina tries to scrounge for her survival and against her better judgment, begins to care for Emily-Rose. However, when you have a bread-stealing liability providing your only back up, survival seems even tougher. Nina is forced to fight for their lives, and with every zombie slain, she becomes fiercer, faster – a grim reaper with her not-so-sharp butcher’s knife.

Along the path to a safe-haven that might not exist, Nina and Emily-Rose meet Mikey who introduces them to a new life they could not imagine, a life above the ground. However, this new world brings new dangers, and darker shadows than she knew.

Nina finds out that the deaders aren’t the only thing to fear beyond the wall.

And that fear will not be ignored, or Forgotten

So just a short while ago, I read Odium.  You can find the link to that review below.  Anyways - I loved it!  And after I read it, I got the chance to interview the author, Claire C Riley.  Today I have that interview for you! I hope you enjoy it, and if you are into zombies - you definitely need to pick up Odium!  I'm about to read the rest of the series, and I can't wait!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Exclusive Excerpt from Fall From India Place by Samantha Young!

Fall From India Place
Samantha Young

The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street and Down London Road returns with a story about letting go of the past and learning to trust in the future…

When Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D’Alessandro, five long years ago, he broke her heart. The bad boy with a hidden sweet side was the only guy Hannah ever loved—and the only man she’s ever been with. After one intense night of giving into temptation, Marco took off, leaving Scotland and Hannah behind. Shattered by the consequences of their night together, Hannah has never truly moved on.

Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco’s life, something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they’re meant to be together.…


But just when Marco thinks they’re committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she’s been hiding from him, a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again…

Hey everyone!  Happy Friday!  Today I have an awesome exclusive excerpt to share with you all!  I've been watching this book pop up around, and I think it looks really good!!  What do you think?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Sins Brothers are so HOT, my kindle was on Fire! (Review, Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti)

Title: Blind Faith
Series: Sins Brothers #3
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Published: May 6, 2014
Format: Galley, thank you Grand Central!

A betrayal he couldn't forget . . .

For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there's only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he'd never trust again.

A love she couldn't deny . . .

The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He's just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there's an edge to him now that's as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can't refuse. But she has secrets of her own-secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . . .

I love the Sins Brothers!  This third book in the Sins Brothers series really keep the action going, as the guys are counting down to the day their self-destruct kill chips explode against their spines.  Somehow, in this short amount of time, they are each having these epiphanies of life, love, and family.  Book three is Nate's book, and I definitely was not disappointed!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cover Reveal: Promise Me This by Christina Lee



A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side...

Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It's not that he doesn't respect or trust women; he doesn't trust himself. The men in Nate’s family are prone to abusive behavior—a dirty secret that Nate’s been running from his entire life—so Nate doesn't do relationships. But he can’t help himself around one girl…

Jessie is strong, independent, and works at a tattoo parlor. Nate can’t resist getting close to her, even if it’s strictly a friendship. But it doesn't take long for Nate to admit that what he wants with Jessie is more than just friendly.

With Jessie, he can be himself and explore what he’s always felt was a terrifying darkness inside him. Even when Nate begins to crave her in a way that both shocks and horrifies him, Jessie still wants to know every part of him. Testing their boundaries together will take a trust that could render them inseparable… or tear them apart.

So what do you think?  I'm digging this color!  The girl is super cute and I adore her tattoos!  This story sounds really good, I'm looking forward to it!

The wait for The Horde Without an End has ended!! (Nazarea Andrews)

It was supposed to be over…

Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs. Tiny clues. But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead?

Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has. But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting. And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out.

Yay!  It's almost here!  I've been waiting for this book to come out!  So today I get to share the cover and an excerpt, cool, right! Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Excerpt from Hunger by Felicity Heaton

Hunger
Felicity Heaton

Betrayed by one of her own and turned into a vampire, hunter Eve is consumed by her hunger for vengeance and has spent five years surviving hell, driven to take the life of the man she once loved. But just as she is about to close in on the hunter-turned-vampire, an event is set in motion that threatens to see him slip beyond her grasp forever—the leader of her bloodline has sent an escort to bring her to the family’s mansion. To a nest of the very creatures she once hunted and loathes.

A vampire assassin hardened by centuries of service, Tor is a man of discipline and loyalty, never straying from his mission or the rules set out for him, and has purged all his weaknesses, including his emotions.

But the moment he meets the broken, fiery female he is to escort to Oslo, something dangerous awakens in him, something possessive and powerful, and when he is pulled into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who betrayed her, Tor discovers he will do anything to protect the woman slowly claiming his heart and give her the vengeance she desires—even break all the rules.

Can Eve embrace her new vampire nature in order to have her revenge and find a reason to live again in Tor? Can Tor and Eve stop the man who betrayed her and the deaths of thousands of innocents? Or will he succeed in creating a new army of hybrid vampires who will rise up against the purebloods?
Felicity Heaton is one of my favorite authors, and she's awesome to work with.  I'm very happy to have her here with us today!

Bayonet Scars and JC Emery Support RAINN, and you can too!







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.

Later on this month, I will have a review for Crush - and I'm so excited.  Cheyenne and Jeremy are some of my favorite characters from the Bayonet Scars series, and I'm happy they are getting their own book!  If you like motorcycle romances, this is definitely a series you need to check out.  If you don't believe me, check out my reviews (linked below)! And really, what better reason than RAINN to buy this awesome series this month?  Let me know if you have read any of these books, or if Crush is on your TBR.  I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Twisted Together was an AMAZING end to Monsters In The Dark! (Pepper Winters) (+giveaway)

Title: Twisted Together
Series: Monsters In The Dark #3
Author: Pepper Winters
Published: June 3, 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

“After battling through hell, I brought my esclave back from the brink of ruin. I sacrificed everything—my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life. And for a while, I thought it broke me, that I’d never be the same. But slowly the beast is growing bolder, and it’s finally time to show Tess how beautiful the dark can be.” 

Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less. Tess may have leashed and tamed him, but he’s still a monster inside. 

After surviving the darkness, a new dawn has begun. Twisted Together wades through black to grey, chasing the light of true love to banish the shadows forever. 

Pain is a requirement, connection a necessity. But ultimately Q and Tess must face their demons, before they can embrace their future.

Ok - So I've finished this series.  What an awesome and amazing trip!  If you haven't read it, stop reading my review now - because there might be spoilers for the previous two books (but not for Twisted Together!)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Quintessentially Q continues the excellence that Tears of Tess had (Pepper Winters)

Title: Quintessentially Q
Series: Monsters In The Dark #2
Author: Pepper Winters
Published: December 2013, Createspace
Format: Personal Purchase

“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right."

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.

Monsters In The Dark is easily turning into one of my favorite series.  On Monday I'll have a review for Twisted Together, which is the last book - so I thought I'd better get on the ball and post my review for Quintessentially Q.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Blitz & Giveaway - Jaguar Hunt by Terry Spear

Jaguar Hunt
Terry Spear

An agent and a jaguar-shifter chase trouble, and each other, through the jungles of Belize...

Agent Tammy Anderson has a reputation: she prefers to work alone. So when she’s paired up on a mission with jaguar-shifter David Patterson—who’s only recently been released from jail—to say she’s less than thrilled is a understatement. Until she realizes that this sexy agent has what it takes…

Soon, what started as an “easy” mission to locate a missing jaguar takes the pair to Belize, where they’re chasing down two renegade teen shifters who know more than they’re telling. As the action heats up, can they keep their minds on the job and off of each other?

Hi ya'll!  Have you read Terry Spear before?  I have!  Her writing just grabs you and sucks you in!  So I'm very happy to be a part of the blitz for Jaguar Hunt!  Check out the short excerpt and enter the giveaway!  Good luck!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Character Interview & Giveaway - The Lycan Hunter by Kelsey Jordan

The Lycan Hunter
Kelsey Jordan

When Alexis James arrives at her first assignment in months, she anticipates the danger and violence rife in her calling as a Lycan Hunter. What she doesn’t expect is a handsome, blue-eyed wolf saving her life and kidnapping her. Surrounded by the enemy, Alexis must not only survive her prisoners but the bonds of a different sort that begin to form against her will. 

Mikko Kyran was chosen by the gods to lead his pack, and he has made it his mission to end the eight thousand years of war plaguing his people. The Alpha never suspected that the key to the prophecy ending the Forever War would be held by a smart-mouthed, sexy Hunter determined to kill him. 

Can two people from different worlds set aside everything they know about one another long enough to survive retribution from the Hunters, the pack, and the gods? Or will their differences start a war that neither can win?

Hello!  Today I have an interview with character Kyran and author Kelsey Jordan!  It's pretty awesome, I just love character interviews!  Check it out, and enter the giveaway below!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The End Is Here with Odium by Claire C Riley!

Title: Odium
Series: yep... but the name?  I think it's Odium
Author: Claire C Riley
Published: Sept 2013
Format: Ebook provided for review

It's better to die by the gun than die by the dead.

Nina’s life was irrevocably changed when humanity’s dead began to rise.

Now, she lives behind the walls.

The barricaded cities, erected by the government to protect the remnants of civilization, have become a brutal dictatorship- causing the inhabitants within to starve, steal and claw for survival. Life behind the walls has become as terrifying as roaming the zombie-ridden landscape beyond.

Citizens trade what they can to gain food, water, and shelter. Nina has only one currency—her body and she is tired of submitting herself to the greedy hands of the self-proclaimed leaders.

An opportunity to escape presents itself in the fate of a young girl named Emily-Rose. For the price of a stale piece of bread, she is set for banishment from the city, and most likely a horrific death at the hands of the deaders. Nina tells herself that it is sympathy and not self-preservation that makes her follow the young girl out of the walled metropolis, and into the overgrown world beyond.

Unused to fighting the deaders, Nina tries to scrounge for her survival and against her better judgment, begins to care for Emily-Rose. However, when you have a bread-stealing liability providing your only back up, survival seems even tougher. Nina is forced to fight for their lives, and with every zombie slain, she becomes fiercer, faster – a grim reaper with her not-so-sharp butcher’s knife.

Along the path to a safe-haven that might not exist, Nina and Emily-Rose meet Mikey who introduces them to a new life they could not imagine, a life above the ground. However, this new world brings new dangers, and darker shadows than she knew.

Nina finds out that the deaders aren’t the only thing to fear beyond the wall.

And that fear will not be ignored, or Forgotten.

Yay zombies!  Ok, well, no, that would suck (not!) and we would all be in trouble (not me...ok, maybe me).  But either way, I love reading about them!  I've heard awesome things about Odium, and I couldn't wait to read it.  But first - I had to look up what Odium freaking meant!!  Odium: general or widespread hatred or disgust directed toward someone as a result of their actions. Oooh, Ok - I get it!  Especially after reading this book!

Unstoppable Release Promo (SR Johannes)



Unstoppable



S.R. Johannes
After everything that has happened, Grace moves to the Everglades to live with her grandmother, Birdee, and hang out with old man Rex, Birdee's "friend with benefits". Grace quickly befriends Dylan, Rex's nephew, and Dylan's girlfriend, Sadie, who is a die-hard teen activist. Sadie spends her time leading protests against the roadside zoos that run rampant in Florida with a total disregard for animals or the flimsy law.

One day while out in the marshes of the Everglades, Grace and her friends rescue an abused—and endangered—Florida panther. She and Birdee spend time rehabilitating the animal. But when the panther runs off, Grace follows it to Uncle Bob's, a large roadside zoo they all have been protesting. One that is illegally filled with a variety of endangered and exotic animals. Before she can rescue the panther, she and her friends are kidnapped by the ruthless owner and dragged deep into the Everglades for a hunting challenge.

Only this time, Grace is the prey.

During a sick game of cat and mouse, Grace and her friends are offered one chance at survival, but only if they reach civilization before being caught. With a small head start and very little supplies, only time and skill stand between the hunter and the hunted. But out in the Everglades, there may be more dangers than Grace realizes.

Against all odds, Grace must make it out alive and win, or everything she holds dear could be lost.

Unstoppable is the third book in "The Nature of Grace" series. The series has won and been nominated for several awards including: winner of the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards (Young Adult), a Silver medalist (2nd place) in the IPPY awards (YA Fiction). She was also nominated for 2012 Georgia Author of the Year (Young Adult category), a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review’s Best Young Adult of 2012, and a YA Finalist in the US Book News Best Book of 2012. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Rev (Bayonet Scars) Review - JC Emery (+Giveaway!)

Title: Rev
Series: Bayonet Scars #3
Author: JC Emery
Published: May 2014 Left Break Press
Format: ebook received for review

Everyone belongs somewhere. Even the misfits.

With the looming threat from the Mancuso Crime Family, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is preparing for a war that could destroy them. Grady, the club’s Sergeant-at-Arms, knows that love makes you weak, and he has zero interest in adding to his liabilities– especially now. He’s already got his teenage daughter who keeps him on his toes and a beef within the club that could fracture his relationship with a fellow brother for good.

For Holly Mercer, her life is finally getting on track and the last thing she wants is trouble from her hometown’s resident outlaws. Keeping her nose clean is easier said than done, when suddenly she finds herself embroiled in club business. Holly might like the idea of being with a real-life bad boy, but even being in the same room with tough-as-nails Grady flusters her.

When Holly inadvertently finds herself on Mancuso’s radar, she has two choices: trust that Grady will protect her, or continue to refuse the club’s help. Both roads are dangerous, but only one has the chance to damage her beyond repair.

Love is never more dangerous than when it can destroy you.

Bayonet Scars is definitely one of my favorite mc romance series.  They are hot and sexy, dangerous and a bit dark.  JC Emery writes with a style that puts you right there in the moment.

Devil's Game was HOT! (Joanna Wylde)

Title: Devil's Game
Series: Reapers MC #3
Author: Joanna Wylde
Published: June 3, 2014 - Penguin Berkley
Format: NetGalley - Thank you PB!

Liam “Hunter” Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil’s Jack, he knows his duty. He’ll defend his club from their oldest enemies—the Reapers—using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers’ president has a daughter who’s alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her.

Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club’s president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger—a man who isn't afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn't afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he’s The One.

Or so she thinks.

When I saw this was the third book in the series, I had some reservations.  If you are a fan of this series, you know its about the Reapers MC, right?  And they are beyond awesome.  I read the first two books (out of order) and I loved Horse and Ruger infinitely.  But now... the third book is about someone from the rival club, Devil's Jacks?  I wasn't sure how it was going to go, seriously.  I already swore my allegiance to the Reapers!!