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Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Protectors Series by Teresa Gabelman...Damon, Jared, Duncan and Sid.... Review by Kathy

-Blurbs-


Damon...
The Vampire Council Warriors have been ordered to train social workers how to protect themselves against vampire attacks. VC Warrior Damon DeMaster’s and social worker Nicole Callahan clash at their first meeting. Even as sparks fly and tensions mount, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races against the new drug hitting the streets, Crimson Rush.



Jared....
The VC Warriors are an elite group of vampire who protect innocents, whether human or those of their own race. Jared Kincaid, along with other Warriors, are shocked when a fiery red head with a gun and attitude, bring news of young teens being turned into an army of half-breed vampires capable of taking out all VC Warriors.

Breaking into the famed VC Warriors compound was definitely not the smartest thing Tessa Pride has ever done, but she will do anything for her brother, Adam. The Warriors held the one person she knew was responsible for her brother being turned into a half-breed and nothing will stop her from getting what she needs to help her brother, not even a Warrior whose eyes could make her melt with one look.

Jared and Tessa join forces in a desperate scramble to find who is responsible. With a war between Warriors and half-breeds brewing, suspicions of traitors in their midst put the lives of everyone involved on the line





Duncan....
Leader of the VC Warriors Cincinnati branch, Duncan Roark, has devoted his long life to the Warriors he calls brothers and the Vampire Council, protecting innocents of both the vampire and human race. Things change suddenly when it is ordered that he and his fellow Warriors train human Social Workers to protect themselves in their new world of vampires. Falling in love with a human was something Duncan never thought possible, but love her he did. Now instead of being the ruthless leader he was trained to be, his focus has turned to finding the woman he loved and let go.

Pam Braxton is outgoing and loves her job working with children, but when she realizes her live in boyfriend, Kenny Lawrence, has been using her and her job for his illegal activities, she becomes withdrawn, and her world is turned upside down. Deciding to take matters into her own hands, she stays, trying to learn more of his betrayal so she could see him punished. That decision sucks her deeper into a relationship that has turned dangerous and abusive. Overhearing a plot that would put everyone she cares about at risk, she finds the courage to try to stop the monster who has threatened her friends and the man she truly loves. Now Pam is on the run, alone and with a secret that could change the already unbalanced world of vampires and humans.

As Duncan searches for Pam, the threat of losing his leadership role has the other Warriors worried, but their loyalty for Duncan is strong and they stand behind him. Duncan’s search is relentless; he knows he is not the only one looking for Pam. Even with his responsibilities slipping, he puts it all on the line to find the only woman he has ever loved. In a race against time, Duncan fights to find Pam before her past catches up to her. The Warrior’s path is clear: Find the woman he loves before the past finds her first.





Sid....
Renowned for his playboy lifestyle and wisecrack remarks, Sid Sinclair knows he is the last pick for the lead investigator of human/half-breed trafficking. Never one to play by the rules, Sid takes his new position seriously, but not without driving the leader of the VC Council and fellow Warrior’s crazy. 

A human with a special gift, Lana Fitzpatrick’s life is complicated. When Sid Sinclair charges into her life, her complicated life becomes torturous; his charm and wit draws her in like no other. Having dealt with alpha men most of her life, she is a match made in heaven for the VC Warrior who thinks he is God’s gift to women. 

As the world of vampires and humans try to coexist, Sid and Lana’s lives intertwine. It doesn't take long before the sparks between the two fly and for them to realize they have both finally met their match.

I want to start out by saying that someone recommended Damon to me, it was .99 on sale on Amazon. So I thought sure why not. I don't read enough paranormal romances and we don't often review them. I was so totally impressed by Teressa Gableman that I then had to read every single one of the books in the series. I read them in 2 days. I absolutely loved each and every one of the books. 
I will say that Jared was my favorite so far, but its because he is such a smart ass and kinda gets what he deserves from Damon. I also adored Sid. OMG did he ever get shit from everyone.. Of course he soooo deserved each and every thing... 
I think that each one of these books in and of themselves are a fantastic read but read as the series just WOW..Teresa is working on Adam's story now and was supposed to be a novella but I just found out it will be a regular novel...Squeeee...then it's Slade and Jill and I can not wait for those stories. I was so impressed by Ms. Gableman that I looked up her website, for me that's always a sign of a fantastic Author. I am giving the entire series a 5 clock status..It's not your typical paranormal series but damn is it worth it.....If you wanted to know how I rated each book it would go like this...

Damon- 5 Clocks (Awesome enough to make me crave more.)
Jared- 6 clocks( Yes I know only 5 available but I really like Jared.)
Duncan-4 clocks (Good, but Duncan was a little too tame for me.)
Sid-5 clocks (Sid was a laugh riot, such a smartass. I love that.)




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hitting my TBR list..... Dawn

Hey all Dawn here! I have been caught up with all of the ARC's publishers have sent me for April...GO ME! So I have decided to take a stab at my infinite TBR list.... Thought I would share some of those that I have knocked off so far!!!!


First up, I went through The Black Falcon series by Michelle A. Valentine
(books 3-5)




Then I decided to go back and visit the guys at 
Corps Security books 2&3
Cage ~OMG CAGE! I am swooning HARD! How about that Jase Dean cover! Smokin' 
 Then I went directly to Beck~ Again, SWOONING~


 

Next up I went to Raw... 
and that is exactly what I felt RAW.
I am still not sure if I love or hate Twitch...
 the biggest MIND F@%K EVER!




Needing something completely different, after that total 
screw my brain took after RAW.

I went to one of my Favorite series... 
Take Me On (The Ross Siblings Bk #4) 
 And the guys and gals at Dermamania!
(Brian Ross, is still one of my original BBF's)

Gabby and Ian, ugh YES! I swear these books make me want to jump in my truck and head down the road to Austin and find these people... I know we would be Fast & Furious Friends!





NEXT UP 
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So excited and Madam comes out in May... 
I am looking forward to reading both of these!


To be continued....
 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

WHAT IF BY BAYLI LANE NEW RELEASE




For some people falling in love was a happy, glowing experience. For Briar Kelly and Arrow Donovan it was more like getting hit by a freight train.

Caring for one another was never an easy feat. They constantly fought to hold their feelings inside, not wanting to jeopardize their friendship. Then, Arrow left for the Marines, and everything changed. Briar was shattered. Arrow was hurt.

While Briar told herself she’d never let another man affect her in such a way, Arrow still remained in the forefront of her mind. For Arrow, his memories of Briar kept him alive in both of his near death experiences. When Arrow’s demons threatened to drag him under, Briar was there, pulling him from the darkness.

"What ifs" keep piling up while resentment and redemption battles continue; will Briar and Arrow be able to find their happily ever after, or will this be one war that Arrow can't win?




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Excerpt:

​“Do we have a problem?” Killian asked. I chuckled humorlessly. His eyes narrowed and chest puffed up. “If you want to talk to me, we can talk,” Killian began. “You can say whatever you want to say to me, but don’t talk about Briar like that.” He pushed his seat back, ready to stand and what? Fight me? Was he really planning on fighting me? He was big, but I was bigger. He looked furious, but I was beyond that. He wanted to defend Briars honor? Yeah, well, I wanted to keep her from making a mistake with a dickhead she didn’t even know. Why did she want to be with someone like him, when I’ve been there since day one?
​Briar was tense in her seat. Each of her muscles pulled taut and ready to spring if Killian or I made a move towards one another.
​“We met through my friend at work, Arrow,” Briar answered stiffly.
​I took a small sip of my whiskey, knowing that it was affecting my actions and mouth but not willing to stop. I wanted my chest to stop hurting and my mind to move away from Briar.
​“When?” I asked.
​Killian looked over at Briar, smiling a shit-eating grin. “A little over a week ago,” he answered for her.
​“So are you two dating now?” I pointed my glass at Killian and then Briar. My eyes never left hers.
​Briar coughed. “Uhm, well… I wouldn’t…” she started to speak.
​Killian interrupted her, “Yeah, we’re dating.” He didn’t bother looking at me. Instead he implored for Briar to look at him. She did. I bounced my sight between the two of them. Killian was looking at her quizzically. My guess was that he didn’t know if they were actually dating or not. The bastard was stating his claim on her, for the first time, right in front of me.
​A petite, shy smile tugged at Briar’s lips, taking the ends and tipping them upwards just enough to tell us both that yes, she was okay with being exclusive with him. The whiskey became rotten in the depths of my stomach when Killian reached over and took Briar’s hand in his. He rubbed his thumb back and forth over her knuckles looking self-satisfied.

​“Briar, can you grab me a beer?” I asked. I pushed my glass to the side. Briar looked at my nearly empty cup.

​“You sure you should have another drink?” she asked, worry creasing the middle area between her brows.
​“I’m sure,” I stated.
​She shook her head, unconvinced, but stood up and went to the refrigerator. I leaned forward, my forearms lying flat on the wooden kitchen table. My hands were balled into tightly clenched fists, and my face was within a few inches of Killian’s.
​“You know you’re dating my girl, right?” I asked, my jaw clenching tightly, my knuckles turning white from holding back my fists from meeting his nose.
​The asshole didn’t look afraid though. He smiled at me with one of those smiles that widens your entire face and shows off every single one of your top and bottom teeth.
​“Your girl, huh?” he laughed. “If she was your girl, I don’t think I’d be here right now. I don’t think she’d be holding my hand. I don’t think she would’ve told me that you were her best friend.” My glare must have echoed my fury, but he didn’t stop. “I think you’re confused man, so let me help you out…” Killian leaned forward in his chair, bringing us even closer. “She. Is. Not. Your girl. From what I’ve heard? She never has been. So, why don’t you back the fuck off,” he bit out the last words.





Author Bio:
Bayli Lane






Bayli Lane didn’t realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications, but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer,working on her next book.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A LITTLE OF WHAT WE HAVE BEEN READING.....DAWN AND KATHY.

~Just thought I would pop in and give you a little run down of what we have been reading.... Some we have reviewed some we are reading for fun... ~



She needs a job. He wants a mistress. Hearts and contracts are bound to get broken.

Shay Greer is pure GRITS--a Girl Raised In The South--but nowhere near a demure southern belle. She's looking for a way out of her broken down marriage when she lands an unexpected job offer she really should refuse. Position? Mistress. Fringe Benefits? Of course. Fraternization with sexy CEO Reardon Boone? Required.

Shay signs on, lured by the promise of intimacy missing from her failed marriage. She's barely survived a hellish year of heartbreak and needs a fresh start. Little does she know a clean break is the last thing she'll get with the mysterious millionaire.

Reardon sticks to his tried and true rules: no-strings-attached seduction, no messy emotions, absolutely nothing resembling a real relationship. This sassy, sultry woman fits the bill precisely...until she arouses more than his erotic appetite.
A shark in the boardroom and a lady killer in the bedroom, Reardon is as irresistible as he is unattainable. Shay falls hard, but his inability to love could tear them apart. She finds out that beneath Reardon's seductive mask lies a man as tortured as she is.

~stick with it...it's a little slow and familiar...but it really has a heartbreaking story and they find their HEA~ 
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Maise O’Malley just turned eighteen, but she’s felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do not, under any circumstances, screw up her own future.

But life has a way of throwing her plans into free-fall.

When Maise meets Evan at a carnival one night, their chemistry is immediate, intense, and short-lived. Which is exactly how she likes it: no strings. But afterward, she can’t get Evan out of her head. He’s taught her that a hookup can be something more. It can be an unexpected connection with someone who truly understands her. Someone who sees beyond her bravado to the scared but strong girl inside.

That someone turns out to be her new film class teacher, Mr. Evan Wilke.

Maise and Evan resolve to keep their hands off each other, but the attraction is too much to bear. Together, they’re real and genuine; apart, they’re just actors playing their parts for everyone else. And their masks are slipping. People start to notice. Rumors fly. When the truth comes to light in a shocking way, they may learn they were just playing parts for each other, too.

Smart, sexy, and provocative, Unteachable is about what happens when a love story goes off-script.


~LOVED this book~
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What happens when an accountant decides to grab life by the horns and try something new? Apparently a pirate named Dave, a lot of pastel fleece, and blackmail--just to start with. . .
Visualize and succeed, Oprah said. I was sure as hell trying, even if my campaign to score a job as the local weather girl had ended in a restraining order. Okay, TV was not my strength. But a lack of talent has never stopped me before. Which is why I've embarked on a writing career. I mean, how hard can it be to come up with a sexy romance?
Leave it to me to wind up in a group of porno writing grannies who discuss sex toys and apple cobbler in the same breath. Also leave it to me to leak an outlandish plot idea to a bestselling author with the morals of a rabid squirrel. And only I could get arrested for a jewelry heist I didn't commit--by a hunky cop whose handcuffs just might tempt me to sign up for a life of crime. Maybe I've found my calling after all. . .

~ Kathy, LOVES this series and was sending me screen shots that had me cracking up~



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~I am on a Black Falcon kick right now... I am through the first 2 books~


For the last four years, good girl Lane has regretted breaking up with Noel Falcon. She thought she was sensible when she told him his dreams of being a rock star would get him nowhere, but now that he's a rock god and her career is stagnant, she realizes just how wrong she was. When Noel hires the marketing company where Lane is an intern, she’s forced to see him again. If she wants to land her dream job as executive within the company, she has to win him over and secure his account. Too bad Noel is still pissed at her for breaking his heart.

When Lane’s company flies her to a Black Falcon concert to gain Noel’s attention, emotions run high the moment she sees him and realizes she’s far from over him. But Noel’s countless trysts with groupies and his cocky attitude make Lane believe he isn’t the same guy she once loved—now he seems to only want her body. Then after Lane discloses she needs him to procure a job, Noel proves he’s a changed man by forcing her to go on the road with him in order to get it.

After Lane reluctantly takes Noel up on his offer, she becomes willing to do whatever it takes to keep him satisfied, even if it means succumbing to his seductive ways. Lane soon finds deception is a dangerous game and she’s not the only one playing.

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Suzy’s a control freak and has her life mapped out - work hard, find a man with a stable job, and live happily ever after. She’s content with the status quo, but her plan comes to a screeching halt when he enters her life and turns it upside down.

City gave up on love when his heart was crushed in college, preferring to be the typical bachelor. He spends his nights hopping from one bed to another and his days working at his family tattoo shop, Inked. A chance encounter on a dark road makes him question what he had sworn off forever – a relationship. 

A night of passion and lust causes them to question everything. Is City the knight in shining armor to the dam
sel in distress? Can their relationship survive when a fantasy falls apart and a secret comes out that changes everything? 
This is the first book in the Men of Inked Series.
 

~We both LOVE this book and are so looking forward to meeting the rest of the Men Of Inked~




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 With her closest girlfriends taking a step into their futures, and her gorgeous boy-BFF, Oliver, seemingly content to settle for the witch-from-hell, Clare feels everyone is growing up without her. 
Clare’s hopes to repair the strained friendship with Oliver during their luxury trip to LA to witness the birth of Tilly and Luke’s precious bundle are dashed when jealous girlfriend, Stacy, decides to tag along, ruining any chance of the pair kissing and making up… 
…or does it? Could the holiday change their lives and friendship, forever? Will their secret, sporadic, lascivious encounters develop into the romance that Clare so desperately craves? Or will the Universe have other, less ideal plans for her perfect Oliver?




~ADORE, ADORE, ADORE these book in the Sexy Series... refreshing, heart breaking and LOVELY. We both are HUGE fans of this series~




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Sophie Palazzo steered clear of the mafia after her father's involvement ended with his murder. Fifteen years later, Joey La Torre, the Don's brother himself, shows up unannounced at her massage studio and wheedles his way into a date. She has no interest in aggressive, macho men like Joey, or so she tries to tell herself, but her body just doesn't get the message. When Joey takes her in hand with a firm bare-bottomed spanking, she ought to be furious, instead, she's aroused. As she explores her physical desires to be dominated, she tries to keep Joey at arm's length emotionally.
Joey knows he wants Sophie for keeps from the moment he walks into her life. She is hot, classy and full of fire, even though subanal punishment. If such material offends you, do not buy this book.

mission turns her on. But his involvement in the mafia is a hard limit for her, bringing to conflict his own dedication to the Family, the code of silence and his relationship with his older brother. Can he reconcile his duty to the organization and his growing need for Sophie to remain in his life permanently? 

~ If you are familiar with Renee Rose, you know she has a fetish for spanking. If this is not your thing... then move on... ~  









Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DIAMOND GIRL BY ANDREA SMITH, 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Synopsis 

What happens when a 35 year-old soccer mom from Indianapolis, Indiana sends her only child off to college and suddenly discovers that she has no identify of her own?

That's exactly what happened to Samantha (Sammie) Dennison. Her marriage was loveless from the start; her 'mannequin' husband has his own agenda which has never included her, and she feels lonely, ignored and downright frumpy.

Her best friend tells her to get a life, and that's exactly what Sammie does, starting with a Kickboxing/Pilates class to get into shape, and then continuing her regiment by signing up for pole-dance lessons. Sammie graduates at the top of her class, and ultimately ends up with a secret career as a pole dancer at a Gentleman's Club in Indy called 'Jewels.'

Known only by her dancer name, "Diamond," she is well on her way to finally carving out a secret life and identity all of her own that brings excitement and mystery to her otherwise mundane existence. The thrill of the dance and sexuality she discovers within herself is a potent mixture, but it's all about the dance with Sammie.

That is, until bad-boy biker Slate enters the picture. He is the ultimate 'alpha' male and quickly draws the attention of the dancers - including Sammie. Slate is a 'prospect' for the notorious Outlaw Motorcycle Club, but he is also inexplicably drawn to "Diamond." Sammie is totally out of her league with Slate and the dangerous people he associates with in Indianapolis during the summer of 2012.



Meanwhile, Samantha's husband, Jack is up to something.  It involves her father's business, Banion Pharmaceuticals, where Jack holds a high-level position.  Unbeknownst to anyone, the Feds are involved, and their investigation will lead to many surprises, and innocent people will become targets as a result of Jack's greed.




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Thursday, April 3, 2014

THROTTLE ME BY CHELLE BLISS REVIEW BY KATHY




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Suzy’s a control freak and has her life mapped out - work hard, find a man with a stable job, and live happily ever after. She’s content with the status quo, but her plan comes to a screeching halt when he enters her life and turns it upside down.


City gave up on love when his heart was crushed in college, preferring to be the typical bachelor. He spends his nights hopping from one bed to another and his days working at his family tattoo shop, Inked. A chance encounter on a dark road makes him question what he had sworn off forever – a relationship.

A night of passion and lust causes them to question everything. Is City the knight in shining armor to the damsel in distress? Can their relationship survive when a fantasy falls apart and a secret comes out that changes everything?

First off I wanna say...Is this not the hottest F*&%ing cover?....I can't stop looking at it....I also want to tell you that I beta read for Chelle...I was lucky enough to have been able to read this from the start....I fully claim CITY as mine and have since the first pages...So all of you can just suck it up......HE IS MINE MINE MINE.....OK now for the review......


“She’s mine. Get the fuck away from my girl or it won’t end well for you.” I
crossed my arms over my chest and stood there unmoving.
He squinted at her and looked pissed off, but what the fuck did I care. “I don’t
see your name on her, dick.”

“I’m fine. Guy was a creep, but he didn’t hurt me, thank you for coming back
when you did.”
“Sorry, I should’ve been paying attention and shouldn’t have left you. I didn’t
offend you with the mine comment did I?” I asked.
“Oh, no. It’s fine. Never had anyone say that to anyone about me, ever.” She
moved away from my hand as her face became flush after she spoke.
“Every girl should hear those words in her lifetime.”
Can I just say...SWOON....Yes, I love this scene....

What can I tell you about Suzy and City. I absofreaking love love love this book. Suzy is such a good girl in Untangle Me(Sophia and Kayden's story. If you haven't read it, go now.) She is a good girl with lots of naughty thoughts. Sophia and Kayden helped her see that there is nothing wrong with wanting a love that is strong and fun and sometimes dirty. They are so in love with each other, that is all she wants. She has always had the good guy, maybe the bad boy(like Kayden) will be the answer to her prayers. By the way, gotta say that Sophia is a freaking hoot. Love this girl...We all need a Sophia in our lives..

“Pushy wench, aren't you. When he undresses, girl,” I sigh. “Oh. My. God. His
body is covered and tattoos, his nipples are pierced, and he, and he.”
“Breath, Suzy. He what?”
“His penis was pierced too,” I swallowed remembering how it looked.
“Oh, now I’m enthralled. So your ass breaks down, is rescued by a sexy ass biker
with tats and piercings, and…”
“I slept with him… More than once. I stayed the night and he had me before
breakfast too.”

“As you would say – Did he make all your girly bits tingle and make you
scream?”
“Yes, more times than I can count.”
“Do you want to see him again?”
“I do, but…”
“Fuck buts, girl.”
“He’s a tattoo artist and lives in an old house. He just doesn't fit my check list.”
“You and your damn lists. If I had a list I wouldn't have Kayden and Jett. I can’t
imagine my life without them. We can’t always control everything in life.”

“Kayden wasn’t looking for a girlfriend either, but here we are, engaged and a
baby. Sometimes life doesn’t give us what we’re looking for, but it gives us what we
need and want. We just have to be willing to take the plunge. Live a little. Take a risk
for once. You’re more uptight than I’ve ever been.”
I smiled and hugged her, “You’re right, Sophia. You always are. So, Kayden still
makes you happy even after everything?” I questioned.
“I wouldn’t trade a moment I’ve had with him. He’s everything to me. My life’s
complete, Suzy. You need to find that guy that makes you feel whole. The one that
gives you a reason to wake up each morning.”
“So I should just enjoy the ‘ride’?” I wiggled my eyebrows at Sophia and
laughed.
“In a matter of speaking, yes. Was it pretty?”
“What?”
“His cock, Suzy. I’ve never seen a pierced one in person.”
“Oh my god, it was the most beautiful looking I’d ever seen.”

I have to say that City is just so ALPHA and so unbelievably YUMMY. I told my husband that if he were real I sooooo would be all over him.  He is sweet, pushy, gentle, hard,sexy, sincere, loving, and just so much more. I am totally in love with CITY. He has experienced true heart ache. He knows that he will have to push Suzy to be with him but, he doesn't do it in a douche bag way. He is what she needs. Now if only she can see that, things would be great.


This is not an angsty,dark, cry your eyes out book. This is a steamy romantic read. This is a make your heart ache( in a good way) book. This is one of those books that your significant other will not want you to read because you will be looking at them asking why they aren't more like CITY. And just think this is just the first in the series. You know that Chelle will just get better with each one. I am officially laying claim to all the Gallo men in the series, MINE MINE MINE.....Sorry guys...This book totally gets 5 clocks....Chelle is an amazing writer and has created something special with these characters. You need to read this book...