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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Owning Violet by Monica Murphy.... Review by Dawn






~Blurb~
I'€™ve moved through life doing what'€™s expected of me. I'€™m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family's business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it'€™s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary - perhaps even more so. He's also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I'€™ve never felt before.

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I'm hooked. Ryder'€™s like a powerful drug, and I'€™m an addict who doesn'€™t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren't pure, and I believe him. For once, I don'€™t care. I'm willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.

My everything.



WOW, WOW, WOW! let me just start off there. I was looking for something that I could totally get lost in and this was it. 

I really, really enjoyed this book. Ryder and Violet were so refreshing. 
Let me explain why: 

Ryder, for the most part was up front about wanting to use Violet for job advancement. He told her strait out. And in return Violet was using him for a "good time." I found it refreshing to have two characters who were for the most part, honest about what they wanted from each other.  

Violet, surprised me, and with all the reading I do, that is not easily done. I was not expecting her to "fly her freak flag" the way she did. I liked the the sexual awakening she had. It also made her so much more of a stronger person. I know that may sound strange, but it worked in so many ways. 

Ryder, he just let it all out and let himself go with Violet and that was the sexiest part of all.  TRUST ME, there is so much more that I will let you find out on your own.  His growth came in the form of self acceptance. He needed to see that he was worthy of someone as "good" as Violet. His self doubt was the constant chain linking him to Pilar. Oh, what a really good antagonist we have in Pilar. She is a wicked, delicious character. I am excited to see what happens with her in the rest of the series. 

The chemistry between Ryder and Violet is undeniable. It is such a sexy, blush inducing, "OMG, what did he just do?" read... and I totally ate it up. I needed a good gritty, sexually strong book, and Monica Murphy delivered that and MUCH more! 

A really great beginning to a series, I am sure to devour!

5 very satisfied clocks for Owning Violet
                                                                                                                                                                  
                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Friday, November 14, 2014

COVER REVEAL...Unforeseen Destiny (Forever Series Book 3) By Brooklyn Taylor...

Unforeseen Destiny (Forever Series Book 3)

 Brooklyn Taylor

Genre: Romance Contemporary

Expected Release Date: December 5, 2014
Cover Designed by: I Love It Design Studio


Unforeseen Destiny book coverAshlynn, Grace and McKoy have been friends since junior high. They have been there for each other through thick and thin; through abuse in more ways than one can imagine, and ultimately, through tragedy. Despite the tests their friendships have endured, it is nothing in comparison to the betrayal their circle is about to encounter.
Ashlynn and Grace have both settled down in happy marriages and McKoy has a pain in her heart from the ache of her missing this in her life. Her friends’ marriages have a passion and an always forgiving love that she can only dream of.  Now it is McKoy’s turn to get her happily ever after… Her soulmate… or so she thought.
McKoy Synder, since age 14, had her future completely planned out. She was going to run her granddaddy’s winery and be happily married with two kids by age 30. She was madly in love with the one man that she thought was meant for her, Beau Evans. Beau had his own plans for life and they did not include McKoy.
McKoy’s dominoes start tumbling down, and she finds out that life doesn’t always go as planned.  All her plans, hopes and dreams are demolished and she is crippled by the heartache. Her world as she knows it starts to take a drastic turn and she has to start making decisions she never thought she would be faced with. McKoy has to decide whether to rise to the challenge or be defeated.
As McKoy finally accepts she is alone, Dr. Grayson Moore walks into her life and he immediately falls for her.  Grayson is tall, dark, handsome and sexy as hell. He desires to embrace McKoy for who she is, and to show her love like she’s never had.
Can she heal from the heartbreak from the losses she encounters?
Will she let the man that very well could be her future walk away?







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This book is intended for readers over 18. Sexual content, language and violence.
This book is the first in a three book series. Each book can be read as a standalone.
Ashlynn Ellis’ life was finally coming together. After a troubled childhood she had control of her life just the way she wanted. She had her inner circle of trust consisting of McKoy and Grace who were her lifelong girlfriends which allowed her to keep the boundaries set. But an end-of-life journey for her estranged mother shakes Ashlynn’s distrusting self to the core, which unknowingly leads her to cross paths with her soulmate, Cooper Brooks. Ashlynn has never had a trusting man in her life nor did she want one. She has seen domestic abuse on the front line and can not let these memories go.
Cooper Brooks is a police officer and has seen domestic violence at its worse. As a child with a hard upbringing, he commits himself to his career. He does not have time in his life for a woman and he doesn’t care to look for one; that is until he meets Ashlynn Ellis.
Ashlynn and Cooper meet by what could only be orchestrated by a higher power, and for the first times in both their lives realize love is something they are missing.
Will Ashlynn trust Cooper and let her guard down for this man that worships her? Can Cooper convince her to trust him and embrace the love he wants to give her? Will Ashlynn lose her internal battle and let Cooper in? When someone from her past comes back to destroy her can she protect Cooper, the love of her life, before it’s too late to protect herself? This a passionate love story between two people who were brought together by fate as soul mates made for each other. Is their destiny really meant to spend the rest of their lives together?

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This book is intended for readers OVER 18* due to sexual content, violence and language.
Grace Ingram made one mistake that sent her down a path that was full of heart break and misery. In a moment of hesitation her stubbornness left her filled with doubts in her mind that could cause her to sacrifice the love of her life.
Grace was a blue-collar, strong, independent Texas girl that had been with the same guy since high school. Now at the age of 26 she has been asked the one thing most women are waiting and wishing for, but not Grace. The last thing she wanted was to get married and start a family- especially with a guy that had never had to work for a living. She knew Kyle was the only one she had ever loved with all her heart, trusting and allowing a level of intimacy she would never allow with another. After all he was the only man that knew of the abuse she suffered as a high school teenager. The differences in their lifestyles were in such contrast, though, that it was hard for her to let her guard down. Grace had no idea the battle she would really be fighting once she realized she was losing Kyle for good.
Kyle Chandler was everything every woman wanted. He was rich, gorgeous and full of charm. He was a ladies’ man but the only girl he had eyes for was Grace, his high school sweetheart. He had the world handed to him on a silver platter. The one thing he couldn’t have and wanted deeply was to make Grace his, but he hadn’t been successful at accomplishing that. After years of reluctance he decides to take the risk and ask her to be his, only to be met with the answer he dreaded.
Now, the three girls are back together, trying to juggle their friendships and their busy lives. McKoy is beginning to take over her successful family Vineyard, and Ashlynn getting ready for the arrival of her baby with Cooper.
Will the people that come into their lives keep them apart? Or serve to make them realize the love that they really share?
Do you have to really lose the most important person in your life to realize how special they are? And how hard will you fight to regain that love?
Can Grace overcome her indecisiveness, confident in the love she and Kyle share, knowing they are meant to be together? And is love really enough?

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Brooklyn Taylor



Brooklyn Taylor

I am a mother of 2 amazing kiddos and married to my gorgeous soulmate for almost 20 years. I have a full time job in the medical field but would rather be spending my time writing! I love to spend my free time reading, being outside and playing with my family and 4 fur babies. I started to write at the instinct of "hey maybe I can do that!" I have enjoyed every step of the journey. I am blessed to have very supportive friends and family that make my life worth living!

 




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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Riding Steel Books 1-6 by Opal Carew


Riding Steel 
books 1-6 
by
Opal Carew




Book 1 Kidnapped

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 who’s making him think all kinds of dangerous thoughts…


This is an interesting take on an MC. The cast and their personalities are very different than most MC books. 
All of the books are based around Steel and Laurie. They follow the events of what happen when the MC "saves/kidnaps" her from a dangerous situation. 
 I enjoyed this series and it is a quick read series. 

I will definaitly read more of Ms. Carew's books! 



 
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#1: Kidnapped
(Coming Nov 4)

 
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#2: Untamed
(Coming Nov 4)
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#3: Collide
(Coming Nov 11)
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#4: Wanted
(Coming Nov 18)
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#5: Crossroads
(Coming Nov 25)
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#6: Aftershock
(Coming Dec 2)

Monday, November 10, 2014

MEN OF INKED BLOG TOUR... AUTHOR CHELLE BLISS

Throttle Me
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Hook Me
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Resist Me



About the Author


USA Today Bestselling Author Chelle Bliss, is an American author who writes stories about real life scenarios with fantasy Alpha males. Her works include humor as well as steamy sex.
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

cover reveal.......Elle Brooks





Saying “I Promise” is the easiest thing to do, its just two tiny words. No one warned me of the weight they hold, that they not only have the power to make something, to give hope, or show devotion. They can destroy everything, cause so much hurt, ruin lives.  

Every promise holds a toll, if I had known what mine would cost me, I would have walked away. Now I have to pay the price, watch the consequences of my actions unfold. Witnessing someone I love crumble after breaking my oath isn’t the hardest thing I’ve endured, it's being forgotten by the one person that I could never forget.




Forgotten Promises is book 2 in the Promises series and needs to be read AFTER Promises Hurt (Book 1) 

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Last Light, The Night Owl Trilogy by M. Pierce..... Review by Dawn










Last Light.... I will say it took me 77% to get into this story.  
In the beginning I was so confused. A lot of information was thrown at you from the get go. I had to stop and process this information. I am not exactly sure why this was such a daunting task for me. 

For me, I have read Night Owl and never connected with Mat and Hannah, this carried  through in Last Light. I can read a book in one setting and with this one I struggled for a week. 
All the lies and deceit were hard to deal with. There was just so much of it. When Hannah did eventually find out, I was elated and enjoyed her taking him to task. Which she did, but he really come out unscathed. Egh, reaction from me.

I enjoyed the author's story of  dealing with Matt's "death" I had been wondering how she was going to write that. I still like Nate. I feel like he may not be the "Good Guy'" he is portraying, and that intrigues me. Seth, is a puzzle... why do he and Matt have such bad blood? Again, it intrigues me.

I read a lot, so sex scenes are second nature to me. When the story is great and a steamy scene comes up, it serves its purpose.  I am dying to get back to the story. Sadly, for me Last Light , was "saved" by the sex scenes. I found those more riveting than the actually story. 
I am dying to connect with Matt and Hannah, I really want to love this series. I am just ....Not. 
I expected the cliffhanger ending. 
I will read the next installment, because I have to know how this all plays out and my interest in Nate and Seth. 

I am giving Last Light, book 2 in the Night Owl series ....3 Clocks




Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rellik by Teresa Mummert...Review by Kathy










~Blurb
Rellik Bentley is to die for. 

He can have any woman he wants and they will do anything to be with him. He uses and abuses them like drugs and tosses them out with the trash. The only thing he gives a f*ck about is his music. That is, until Ella Lighten walks into his life and stumbles upon one of his darkest secrets. In the midst of doing damage control, he begins to obsess over the mysterious woman who wants absolutely nothing to do with him.
Rellik won’t take no for an answer.




The author did provide an ARC for honest review....



I have been waiting for this book for months, even though it has felt a heck of a lot longer. Dawn and I both read the blurb and POW, we had to read it. I had all these preconcieved ideas as to what and who Rellik was, and  I was shocked that the author totally blew those away. This book was nothing like I thought I wanted to read, it was so much better. 



Where to begin. I will start with the band. Ryder "RELLIK" Bentley, Trigger, Hangman, and PhanTOM. I love the names of the band. The names intrigued me, the dynamics with the band members, the groupies, and the idea that no one seems to care that he uses them and then walks away. 



When we first meet Rellik he is an ASS. I honestly wanted to slap the stupid right on out of him. He then redeemed himself and I wanted to hug the bejeesus out of him. I was constantly flip flopping. Did I like him or hate him? Then he meets Ella and wham bam, he is a man who wants to fight for her. Or does he?



Ella was so strong yet, so broken. She needed that hero but, is he really a hero? The dynamics and chemistry with these two was awesome. The pull on each other was palpable. I wanted them to mean something but I was worried they were both just going to be poison for each other.

After running away from an abusive family and being thrown back into foster care, I walked free on a technicality known as adulthood. When you go into the system, it's impossible to escape, but eventually you age and get thrown out with little hope of surviving and becoming a productive citizen. I clung to the stories I had learned as a child. One day the world would right itself, justice would be served, and a hero would save the day. I wasn't that little girl anymore. I was my own goddamn hero, and I was going to make things right. 



I couldn't put the book down. I was totally immersed in Rellik and Ella. I had to know what was going to happen next. Then the author again slams my ideas right on out of my mind. She took my emotions and played them like a freaking symphony. I did a complete 180 and was rooting for them, then I was so shocked that I was almost whimpering with the emotions. I loved it.

"Don't do that. Don't look at me with pity."
"You think I pity you? You're one of the strongest fucking women I've ever met. I don't deserve to get to touch you. Not after what happened to you."
"You're the only person I want to touch me."
"You don't mean that." He looked to the ground, the muscles jumping over his jaw, doubt plaguing him. 



I don't do spoilers and I honestly want to tell you everything. I can't though, YOU need to read this. YOU need to experience the  pain and the pleasure. YOU need to understand what happened....

"Some people are born this way, unable to control the urge. I was created. I became this on purpose. And it all led to you. Don't you see that? You're the butterfly. You flapped your wings, and the entire universe set us into motion. It was an unstoppable force. I became this for you, before I ever knew you existed," I pleaded with her to understand.


I absolutely loved the book. I wish it had been longer though. I can't believe how many times I was totally thrown. The author did a fantastic job of keeping me enthralled. I kept trying to guess what was next, and I was never even close... I am on my knee's begging Teresa Mummert to write a book for each of the other band members. I have to know what happened to them, why they are the way they are, and how they became who they are now. Please, please, please....I need to know.... 

I am giving Rellik by Teresa Mummert , 5 full glorious clocks!!!