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Friday, August 29, 2014

She Wolf, by Elizabeth Morgan (Review)

Title: She Wolf
Series: Blood 0.5
Author: Elizabeth Morgan
Published: August 2014 (rerelease)
Format: Ebook received for review
Cover Art: Mina Carter

Dealing with the Rogue Werewolves terrorizing his Pack? 

Simple.

Trying to convince his mate he does want to be with her? 

Bloody impossible.

Owen MacLaren is the Alpha's son and the Pack's second, and he has never been one to let anything get to him. So when a bunch of Rogues begin purposely dumping mutilated bodies around the Pack Keep, he is more than ready to deal with the Werewolves responsible.

But one night off and a trip to a local strip joint for a colleague's stag night changes things, and Owen soon discovers he isn't immune to everything . . . .

Being an independent Loup and travelling the world? Easy.
Having to come home and face the Werewolf who broke her young heart? Challenging.

After five years away, Clare Walker finds herself back home in Scotland, working in a strip club. The tips are decent, and she gets to dance, but it isn't a place she thought she would ever be, let alone Owen, her Pack second and the mate she has always desired.

Although Owen is determined to prove he wants to be with Clare, things can't go smoothly between them, not when they have past issues to sort out and a bunch of unusual 'Rogues' to deal with.

Elizabeth Morgan is one of those authors who has the ability to write well across several genres (I actually have another book of hers I read and still have to post about, too, but that's another post for another day!)  Recently I read She-Wolf.  Actually, I read it very fast - I couldn't put it down.  It's the story of two wolves, Owen and Clare, and it was fabulous.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Excerpt & Giveaway - Claudine by Barbara Palmer

Claudine
Barbara Palmer

Maria Lantos has a secret. She’s a post-grad student researching early erotic literature at Yale who puts her studies to work after hours as a courtesan named Claudine specializing in erotic role play. Her allure and stock of sexual tricks command top dollar from international clients. When Maria receives anonymous text messages filled with chilling threats, she knows her secret is out, and someone is hunting her—someone who knows a lot about her past and who’s intent on playing a starring role in her present.

As Claudine, she loves the brief anonymous liaisons that allow her to explore the darker side of power and desire. But now it’s Maria’s turn. Two men—charismatic Yale professor Reid Whitman and her business manager, Andrei Barinov—will test the limits of her sexuality and safety, forcing her to discover the depth of the dark places within her.
Claudine combines the pace of a thriller, the deep emotional connection of a romance, and the heat of a beautiful woman’s sexual discovery.

Well, it is almost Friday!!  Are you all as excited for the weekend as I am?  I hope so!  This weekend I have a full weekend of back to school shopping and house cleaning - so I don't know what exactly I'm excited for LOL.  Anyhow!!  Today I have an excerpt from Claudine for you.  I haven't read this book yet, I'm thinking of reading it over the weekend.   But for now, here is a taste for you - and a giveaway!!!  So definitely be sure to enter that - and good luck!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Seven Sons by Lili St Germain - Release Blitz & Giveaway!!

Seven Sons
Lili St Germain

My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.

Including my innocence.

When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.

Before my father died, Dornan Ross and his seven sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.

I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I'm out for revenge.

But I didn't expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club.

I didn't expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it.

Now, I'm faced with an impossible choice - Jase, or avenging my fathers death?

OMG, so how do you like that cover?  Freaking HOT! And the blurb?  I don't know how I missed this series before, but I am SOOOO on board now.  I need to read this!  So check out the post, enter the giveaway - and good luck!  I hope you all agree with me on this, it needs to be read!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres (Review)

Title: Irresistible Force
Series: K-9 Rescue #1
Author: D.D. Ayres
Published: August 26, 2014 St Martins Press
Format: NetGalley - Thank you SMP!

When adrenaline runs high, so does the force of desire…

For Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart—until Bogart’s even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep.

Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who’s convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend…to protect the woman who’s stolen his heart?


Irresistible Force is the newest release from author D.D. Ayres.  The blurb sounded great, and the cover was hot as hell – plus I seem to be in a little bit of a romantic suspense phase, so this book fit right in to what I was looking for.. I was very excited to try a new author – and I wasn’t let down.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Release Day Book Blast (+Giveaway) for Linda Kage and Ada Frost


Hello to Monday!!  How's everyone doing?  I hope you had a great weekend!  Today I'm bringing you a book blast with similar themes from two fabulous authors, Linda Kage and Ada Frost!!  So check out the blast and have a fab Monday!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Taking Control by Jen Frederick (Excerpt & Giveaway - Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti Ring! )

Taking Control
Jen Frederick

I thought I needed only one thing in my life--the money and power to crush one man. But the moment I laid eyes on Victoria Corielli, my thirst for revenge was replaced by my craving for her.

No rule would keep me away; no obstacle too large to overcome. Not her will, not our differing social positions, not my infamous past. When she lost everything, I helped her pick up the pieces. When she trusted me with everything, she sealed her fate.

I've convinced Victoria she can put her heart in my hands. Now I have to protect it--from her shady stepfather and my business rivals, from enemies known and hidden. I'll do anything to keep her. And I might have to prove it, because now Victoria''s risking more than her heart to be with me; she's risking her life.

Today I just have a quick teaser about Taking Control, the second book in the Kerr Chronicles, by Jen Frederick!  I hope you like the taste, and good luck on the giveaway - it looks like an awesome one!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher (A Review)

Title: Mud Vein
Series: Standalone
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Published: April 2014
Format: Personal Purchase



When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat... and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.


Mud Vein… *sigh* What do I say about this book? I had really high hopes for it, and maybe that was it’s ultimate downfall with me. Whatever the case, it didn’t stay on the pedestal I put it on.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Primal Instinct, The Pendragon Gargoyles 0.5 by Sydney Somers (A review!)

Title: Primal Instinct
Series: Pendragon Gargoyles 0.5
Author: Sydney Somers
Published: August 5, 2014
Format: Ebook received for review
Cover Art: Crystal @ Rockin' Redhead Promotions

A Pendragon Gargoyles Prequel

For months Corrine Lawson has walked a fine line between reality and madness. The only thing keeping her sane is her sexy and mysterious next-door-neighbor, Ryker. Yet the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about him, the harder it becomes to resist the man who exposes her to a dangerous world steeped in myth and legend. Surrendering to him and the sizzling connection that burns between them means succumbing to the madness within, and that’s not a fight she’s willing to lose.

Both man and wolf, Gargoyle Ryker McKinnon has spent nearly a century tormented by his past, hungering only for vengeance—until he finds Corrine, a spirited human and the key to his redemption. Determined to use Cori as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, nothing prepares Ryker for the staggering emotion her touch unleashes or the brutal need to claim her as his own.

When Cori is caught in the middle of a bitter feud and a centuries-old greed for Excalibur, will Ryker’s secrets destroy the woman he loves or finally awaken the fierceness inside her?

So this week I read Primal Instinct by Sydney Somers. My friend, Crystal, at Redheads Review It Better raves about her, so I definitely had to see what’s up. I was pleasantly surprised and very impressed!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Summer Heat Excerpts!

Summer Heat
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When the summer sun beats down on the beach, Crimson Romance turns up the sizzle between the pages. From hot bikers to powerful venture capitalists and those oh-so-sexy military men in—and out—of uniform, these ten books put the spotlight on the heroes who make us melt.


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For a limited time, you can buy the Summer Heat box set, which includes 10 novels from Crimson Romance's Spicy line! Not short stories, not novellas...but novels. Look below for a few select blurbs and excerpts

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Summer's Temptation by Ashley Lynn Willis, A Review and Giveaway

Title: Summer's Temptation
Series: Vandeveer University #1
Author: Ashley Lynn Willis
Published: July 7, 2014
Format: Ebook received for review

If there are only three truths in life, they are these. Women will always try to change a man. Men will always say anything to get a girl in bed. Tyler Mason will always have a long line of girls trying to domesticate him, and none will succeed. If one of these ceases to be true, the world will cease to exist.

These are the rules as college student Cassie Faye knows them, so when she gives up on dating in favor of a man who can satisfy her without tempting her heart, her next-door neighbor Tyler tops the list. Tyler isn’t the type of boy Cassie would fall for, but he’s the perfect guy to teach her how to claim her sexual independence without losing her heart in the process. Too late, Cassie finds out that under his womanizing exterior is an attentive, considerate lover who brings out passions in her that she'd barely glimpsed before.

What if she’s wrong about the third truth? What if the world as she knows it is about to cease to exist?

Summer's Temptation is a terrific example of why I love the New Adult genre so freaking much.  Ashley Lynn Willis really started off the Vandeveer University series with an awesome story.  One part sexy college guy, one part sexy college girl, one part of a whole lot of drama!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I absolutely LOVED Lay It Down by Cara McKenna

Title: Lay It Down
Series: Desert Dogs #1
Author: Cara McKenna
Published: August 5, 2014 - Signet Eclipse
Format: Print & Galley received for review

Backbreaking days, wild nights, and the hard hum of steel between your thighs...

That’s a life well lived, according to the Desert Dogs—four friends who call Fortuity, Nevada, their badlands home.

Vince Grossier is the self-crowned outlaw king around here. But when Fortuity’s slick new mayor invites a casino development to town, greed isn’t far behind—and it claims Vince’s good friend as its first casualty. With the law turning a blind eye to the mysterious death, Vince must seek his own brand of justice. The pretty photographer hired by the developers might be the key to uncovering the truth. And she’s a temptation too good to pass up.

Finally free of a controlling ex, Kim Paget’s not looking to be taken for a ride—not on the back of some tattooed roughneck’s bike and definitelynot in his bed. But when she uncovers evidence supporting Vince’s suspicions of murder, Kim must entrust her safety to a man whose body threatens danger of a whole different kind.

This was my first book from Cara McKenna, although I have a TON of her books on my "Want-To-Read" shelf on Goodreads. So when Lay It Down popped up as available, I pounced on it.  And trust me - I was not let down at all. This book is a five star read for me, without a doubt.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Odium Origins by Claire C Riley (Review)

Title: Odium Origins
Series: A Dead Saga Novella, Part One
Author: Claire C Riley
Published: December 2013
Format: Ebook received for review

When hell claws its way up from the dark depths of the earth, and the dead begin to walk again, for several people the zombie apocalypse doesn’t just mean the end of the world as they know it, it is also the beginning of a brave new life for them. For some it offers freedom, for others a deeper torment and unforgiving life than they ever thought possible.

The coward, the street rat, the hero, and the lovers, everyone has their place. What really decides their fate in this new existence, nature, or nurture? Who they become when the world goes to hell is the true decider on their own humanity, and will ultimately decide their fates.

Forever changed, they have to learn to adapt to this dangerous and dark new world before they become one of the living dead themselves.

Odium Origins is an accompaniment to the novel Odium. It contains several short stories featuring some of the characters that you loved to hate from the novel Odium.

Please note:
This novella may also be read as a standalone book.
If you choose to read it as part of the Odium experience, you can read it before or after reading Odium.

Not too long ago I read Odium by Claire C Riley, and I loved it. Of course, you can get that review link below. Now recently I read Odium: Origins, which is kind of like a prequel, but like most fans, I read it second – and I’m glad I did. Reading Odium first let me focus on Nina, and be angry with the rest of the characters like I wanted. I felt no sympathy for them.

Then comes Odium: Origins. We get the back story on Crunch, Duncan, and JD. OMG. Yes, OMG.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Virgin, Radhika Sanghani (Review)

Title: Virgin
Series: Standalone
Author: Radhika Sanghani
Published: August 5th, Berkley
Format: Print Copy Received For Review

Okay, I admit it…I didn’t do it.

Yet.

This is normal, right? I mean, just because everyone I know has talked like they’ve already done it doesn’t mean that they’re telling the truth…right?

It’s not like I’m asking for that much. I don’t need the perfect guy. I don’t need candlelight or roses. Honestly, I don’t even need a real bed.

The guys I know complain that girls are always looking for Mr. Right—do I have to wear a sign that says I’m only looking for Mr. Right Now?

Sooooo…anyone out there want sex? Anyone? Hello? Just for fun?

I am not going to die a virgin. One way or another I am going to make this happen.

Hey, what have I got to lose? Besides the obvious.

Ok... this book.  I'm not sure what I was expecting.  I think maybe a sort of romcom type of book?  Surely, it was bound to have some funny situations... I just finished Virgin by Radhika Sanghani, and honestly - I have some mixed feelings about it.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Kodiak's Claim - Eve Langlais (Review & Giveaway)

Title: Kodiak's Claim
Series: Kodiak Point #1
Author: Eve Langlais
Published: July 29, 2014 - Smashwords
Format: Ebook received for review

He might growl, but she’s not afraid to bite.

Hands full taking care of his clan, the last thing this Kodiak bear needs is a woman poking her cute little nose into his affairs. But when she refuses to back down—and shows the courage to stand up to him—he can’t resist the allure of a curvy city girl.

She’s mine. All mine.

And when a rival clan thinks to use her to force his paw, he’ll show them why you never piss off a Kodiak, or threaten what’s his.

Tammy is convinced men are all scum, even gorgeous ones like Reid Carver. She knows he’s hiding something. Something big. She just never expected a real freaking bear hid underneath all those muscles. But when the truth comes out and he tries to scare her off with a roar, she shows him not just bears have bite.

I have a confession:  I've been terribly bored with shifter romance... heck, paranormal romance in general.  I've been staying as far away as I can.  But then Eve Langlais came along with this romance about Kodiak bears, and I couldn't help myself.  I HAD to say yes.  See, Eve has this wondrous ability to make me love a book, no matter the genre.  So shifter or not, I was in.  And I was completely enthralled and entertained!