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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Falling Down Under By SM Phillips

"Fallen Down Under" by: S.M. Phillips


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"Fuck." I slam my fist into the desk before me and feel nothing but rage. I need to go after her. I need to explain. "But isn't this what you wanted?" The voice inside my head whispers. "Isn't this a nice easy way out?"
Everything Max has done has always been at a cost to others around him. He wasn't about to make that mistake again. No longer will his selfish ways punish those close to him. Sometimes it's better to have had and lost than to never have had at all.
Finally after what felt like forever, Jess was getting a glimpse of control over her life again and allowed her defences to come crashing down, only to have what it guarded to be crushed once again. Now, on the other side of the world away from her friends, she doesn't know what to do.
Should she stay or should she go?
Is it too late or have they both fallen too far into something that is completely out of their depths?
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Meet S.M. Phillips

Welcome to the crazy and hectic life that is me... A fun, loving mum of one special little boy, girlfriend (I'm sure it should be wife by now!!) and an overall crazy, happy go lucky girl from England.
I have always had a passion for reading and writing. Wherever I am, my book reader is never far behind along with a mug of coffee.
I found myself wanting to write from a young age, I have quite a few hidden stories on my computer somewhere, maybe I will have to dig them out and play around with them at some point.
I decided to make the very exciting but also very nerve wracking decision to release my debut 'Escape down under' at the end of 2013 when the ideas in my head got too strong and just wouldn't leave me alone.
Escape down under is now live and Fallen down under is due for release on November 2nd
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Silent Whisper by Andrea Smith ....Blog Tour... and Giveaway








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Parrish Locke is 27 years old, a successful model with a gorgeous boyfriend, and a loft in Manhattan. Little does she know that during a photo shoot in Chester, West Virginia, an unfortunate car accident will change her life . . . forever.
Parrish discovers she's gifted in a very special way, and thus begins a suspense-filled journey that unravels secrets and mysteries from the past.
Once her journey ends, it is just the beginning for Parrish, because only she holds the key that will bridge the past to the present, and allow wrongs to be righted from beyond.
From mafia capos, to steamy romance, and solving the unsolved, her journey is one that provides the blueprint for her future--one that she never imagined possible.
USA Today and Amazon best-selling author Andrea Smith is pleased to present Book #1 of the Limbo Series, Silent Whisper.
Expect the . . . Unexpected.
NOTE: Though this book is the first in a series, each book is written as a stand-alone and contains no cliff-hangers.
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I am going to start out by saying that I wanted to read this book but, honestly it was on my back burner. Dawn wanted to know what I thought of the book.  She wanted to know if I was going to review it, if not she was going to do it.  
So while she was out of town I decided to go ahead and bump it on my list. Then while getting ready to read it,  I had a long conversation with my niece about the book. She wanted to know why I wanted to read it, my explanation was simply that it was an intriguing paranormal romance. I thought (wrongly) that it was just a "ghost" story, with  a romance in the background. Well smack me upside the head and call me stupid because this book was a SO very much more than that. In fact the paranormal was so in the background that I mostly forgot it.

"There's not one day that has gone by -not one- since the day I found you at Belle's that I've not thought about you. There are times to this day that I still ache for you because that's just how strong my love for you remains. nothing will ever change that."

"I was responsible for you, and I failed. I fucking failed."


This was not just some silly ghost story, it was a fabulous romance that crushed my heart and made me cry. It drew out feelings that I had no defense of, I was so caught up in the book that I was left with a sense of loss when it was over.
From the blurb you are thinking this is the story of Parrish, and in a way it is, but mainly this is the story of Dominic and Karlie.

This is about true love, the mob, and trust. Could you trust the man who says he loves you, but is married to someone else? Oh and his dad is the head of the Mafia family. Would you believe him when he says he will always choose you, over anything and anyone? Would you trust your love for him or would you always wonder? These questions haunt Karlie. There is so much I want to say here, but I hate spoilers.
I am the first person to say I hate cheaters. Dominic didn't feel like a cheater to me, he felt like a man in love. He was trapped in a relationship that was nothing more than appearances. (Trust me) He truly loved Karlie, he was in such an impossible situation. Let me say that this book is not what you are thinking it is, there are so many twists and turns. You will be shell shocked. You will be crying, You will be heartbroken. You will be surprised. You will want to bow down to ANDREA SMITH for her skills in writing a beautifully twisted, loving, slightly paranormal book. I so was not prepared for this book at all, and honestly I read so much I usually am not all that shocked about things in books. This one took all my expectations and slammed them on the floor, stood up and smirked at my stupidity and showed me what an amazing writer can do with words. If I could give you more than 5 clocks I would do so in a heartbeat. I am still reeling from the book. I will be one of the first people in line to get the second in this series. Hopefully it comes out soon. 
The Author
Andrea Smith is a USA Today Best-Selling Author.
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An Ohio native, currently residing in southern Ohio. The Past Tense Future Perfect trilogy is Ms. Smith's first self-published work. Having previously been employed as an executive for a global corporation, Ms. Smith decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her life-long dream of writing fiction.
Ms. Smith's second series, The 'G-Man Series' consists of a trilogy and novella, and her newest series, the 'Limbo Series' is her first venture into a blend of romantic/suspense, mystery with a sprinkling of steamy scenes.
A listing of her published fiction:
G-Man Series:
Diamond Girl
Love Plus One
Night Moves
G-Men Holiday Wrap
These Men (Spin-off) Part of the BEND anthology.
Past Tense Future Perfect (Boxed Set trilogy, e-book only.)
Limbo Series:
Silent Whisper
Clouds in my Coffee (TBR)
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Monday, September 29, 2014

DEACON BY KRISTEN ASHLEY.....REVIEW BY DAWN






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Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone. 


Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine. 

Suddenly, Deacon finds he’s at war. Cassidy’s pull for him to connect is strong. He fights it, but he loses, always coming back for more. But when he does, he gives her nothing. 

From the first time she sees him, Cassidy knows Deacon is dead inside. She knows he’s the kind of man who could destroy a woman. But one night when Deacon’s control slips, Cassidy takes a chance. 

He might break her. He also might be her dream come true. 



Let me first say, this Unfinished Hero Series, is just absolutely one of the best ever written. The way KA, writes an alpha man, is hands down, bar none ....THE BEST!
They all have a little bit of a tortured soul. They all have an unyielding need to protect those they love and HOLY hell, the hot factor is off the charts...

This turn we get Deacon, and WOW...what a man!  He is suffering from a past that has him in chains, guilt that has eaten away at anything
 good left in him.  He is a man of few words, and when he does speak, its just enough to get your attention, nothing more. His, "Woman" would bring me to my knees... no joke! 
He has no home,no place he belongs, no woman or family he belongs to,  so he stays in the remote cabins in the Mountains. Enter Cassidy! 

Cassidy Swallow, is living her dream, well almost. She arrived to her newly purchased cabins with her boyfriend, Grant. Lets just skip a few choice words I could say about Grant, and say this was NOT his dream.  Cassidy, is loving her cabins and doing what it takes to make them a success. She is strong, determined and stubborn. 
She is fighting with Grant when she first meets John Priest ..aka..Deacon. Something about that man screams danger, do not rent him a cabin, he is nothing but trouble. But still she is drawn to him... Years, yes years, go by with John Priest, stopping in and renting a cabin. He has seen Cassidy's hard work and in turn she has "tried" to get to know John, to no avail.  But one night when, the "shit hits the fan" they come together and help out some girls who are not where they are suppose to be. Will this one night lead to a tomorrow? But with a man who says this.. I am inclined to believe he is gonna stick around...

He looked back to me. "You want diamonds and pearls, you got it. You want to fly to Paris, I'll swing a passport, but I'll do it and you got that too. You want anything and I got it in me to give it to you, I'll give it to you. But that is not this. This is day-to-day, give and take, me takin' care of you, you takin' care of me. I get you got it in you to take care of yourself. You showed me that for six years. What you gotta get is that, if we want this to work, you gotta budge on that and give me my shot at doin' it cause I'm the type of man who's got that in me in a way there is no other way I can be."

I have to say for me the bright spot in this whole book was Cassidy, I just loved her! She has spunk,she is funny , a stubborn streak a mile wide, the willingness to fight for what she wanted and this girl can argue about anything! She was so endearing, easily one of my most favorite KA leading ladies ever!

Deacon, WOW... He is everything we want in a KA man. He is broken, brooding, HOTT and a bit of a softy when it comes to his Cassie... I will admit, for me, No one beats Knight, but Deacon is a close second. I loved that we got to have the whole gang from the UH series pop up in this book. Even Daisy, from our beloved Rock Chick series.
The HOT factor was off the freaking charts!!!... GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY!!! This is a sexy book. I would love to post my favorite sexy scene, but I am gonna make you go find it!(about 48% in on my Kindle.) It is SMOKIN'....

Deacon's story is about redemption and letting go. It all lands on him, he has to be the one to change. He has to let go of past tragedies weighing him down and making him unable to move on.  It takes a kick in the pants from Raid (swoon) to make him see that,he is in fact missing the best thing to ever happen to him. He is not receptive at first and fights like hell to stay away from Cassidy... but can he do it? Can he change from the Deacon of the past and let go,to become the Deacon, Cassidy needs?

I felt this book lacked a bit in the intensity, but Knight was not a "super intense" story either. Creed and Raid, both had that "one moment " when we all, stopped and were taken aback. Deacon, was more of a personal struggle and I do appreciate that. I mean not every book can be written the same, I wouldn't want that.

This is an easy 5 CLOCK review for me.  It's KA doing what she does best and I just love her for it. 






Wednesday, September 24, 2014

COVER REVEAL ... UNCOVER ME: MEN OF INKED SERIES BOOK 4...BY AUTHOR CHELLE BLISS

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Title: Uncover Me Series: Men of Inked Series Book Number: 4 

Author: Chelle Bliss

  Release Date: TBD (Early November 2014) 

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Blurb
I lost track of my life.
Spiraling down the rabbit hole, I lost myself and became one of them. Living undercover within the MC, the days bled together as I became absorbed in a life of excess and violence. Becoming consumed was easy. Was I Thomas Gallo, good guy and respected cop or Blue, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Sun Devils MC? Before, I could answer with certainty. But now, there’s a darkness that has settled deep in my soul, fusing with my heart and altering my reality forever. The road I’ve traveled has been paved with danger, death, and deception. Roxanne grew up as part of the MC, a victim of her birth. Her life has been treacherous, setting her on a course of torment and destruction. When our worlds collide, secrets are revealed. Trying to save us from damnation, I fight for redemption and the woman I love.
Men of Inked Series
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Throttle Me ~ Book 1: http://amzn.to/1ApcSSD 
Hook Me ~ Book 2: http://amzn.to/1ApcUKf 
Throttled ~ Book 3: http://amzn.to/1mUoWko
Resist Me ~ Book 4: http://amzn.to/1t5S6TG

Also available on iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.
About the Author

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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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Silent Whisper by Andrea Smith.... Review by Kathy




-Blurb-

Parrish Locke is 27 years old, a successful model with a gorgeous boyfriend, and a loft in Manhattan. Little does she know that during a photo shoot in Chester, West Virginia, an unfortunate car accident will change her life . . . forever. Parrish discovers she's gifted in a very special way, and thus begins a suspense-filled journey that unravels secrets and mysteries from the past. Once her journey ends, it is just the beginning for Parrish, because only she holds the key that will bridge the past to the present, and allow wrongs to be righted from beyond. From mafia capos, to steamy romance,to solving the unsolved, her journey is one that provides the blueprint for her future--one she never imagined possible.


I am going to start out by saying that I wanted to read this book but, honestly it was on my back burner. Dawn wanted to know what I thought of the book.  She wanted to know if I was going to review it, if not she was going to do it.  
So while she was out of town I decided to go ahead and bump it on my list. Then while getting ready to read it,  I had a long conversation with my niece about the book. She wanted to know why I wanted to read it, my explanation was simply that it was an intriguing paranormal romance. I thought (wrongly) that it was just a "ghost" story, with  a romance in the background. Well smack me upside the head and call me stupid because this book was a SO very much more than that. In fact the paranormal was so in the background that I mostly forgot it.

"There's not one day that has gone by -not one- since the day I found you at Belle's that I've not thought about you. There are times to this day that I still ache for you because that's just how strong my love for you remains. nothing will ever change that."

"I was responsible for you, and I failed. I fucking failed."



This was not just some silly ghost story, it was a fabulous romance that crushed my heart and made me cry. It drew out feelings that I had no defense of, I was so caught up in the book that I was left with a sense of loss when it was over.
From the blurb you are thinking this is the story of Parrish, and in a way it is, but mainly this is the story of Dominic and Karlie.

This is about true love, the mob, and trust. Could you trust the man who says he loves you, but is married to someone else? Oh and his dad is the head of the Mafia family. Would you believe him when he says he will always choose you, over anything and anyone? Would you trust your love for him or would you always wonder? These questions haunt Karlie. There is so much I want to say here, but I hate spoilers.
I am the first person to say I hate cheaters. Dominic didn't feel like a cheater to me, he felt like a man in love. He was trapped in a relationship that was nothing more than appearances. (Trust me) He truly loved Karlie, he was in such an impossible situation. Let me say that this book is not what you are thinking it is, there are so many twists and turns. You will be shell shocked. You will be crying, You will be heartbroken. You will be surprised. You will want to bow down to ANDREA SMITH for her skills in writing a beautifully twisted, loving, slightly paranormal book. I so was not prepared for this book at all, and honestly I read so much I usually am not all that shocked about things in books. This one took all my expectations and slammed them on the floor, stood up and smirked at my stupidity and showed me what an amazing writer can do with words. If I could give you more than 5 clocks I would do so in a heartbeat. I am still reeling from the book. I will be one of the first people in line to get the second in this series. Hopefully it comes out soon. 



Ohhhhh and a great big THANK YOU to DAWN for introducing me to not only this book/series but to Ms. Andrea Smith, now I have to go read all her books. I see why you have been trying to get me to read her for so long....

Rules of Protection: Tangled in Texas...by Alison Bliss..... Review by Kathy

            
-Blurb-

It’s rule breaker Emily Foster's birthday, and like everyone at The Jungle Room, she just wants to get some action. Unfortunately, she stumbles on the wrong kind, witnessing a mob hit. To protect her, she's entered into the Witness Protection Program with by-the-book Special Agent Jake Ward as her chaperone.

When the location of their safe house is compromised, Jake stashes Emily deep in the Texas backwoods. The city-girl might be safe from the Mafia, but she has to contend with a psychotic rooster, a narcoleptic dog, crazy cowboys, and the danger of losing her heart to the one man she can’t have.

Jake's as hot as he is infuriating, and she can't help but push all his buttons to loosen him up. Their mutual, sizzling sexual attraction poses a dilemma: Jake's determined to keep her safe and out of the wrong hands; she's determined to get into the right ones—his.


Okay, I got this book as a recommendation. Thought okay I need a light read after my book hangover. I was expecting a slightly funny read. Little romance with a slight suspense in the background. Well Holy Shit someone could have warned me to be by the bathroom and not to be drinking anything at all during the book. At one time I was doubled over laughing so hard I could not breathe, had tears running down my face and my husband wanting to know if he needed to call an ambulance because he wasn't sure if I was in pain.

"What did you do this morning?" Cowboy asked me.
"I choked a chicken."
The boys all laughed, and then Cowboy looked at Jake and said, "You Dog!" They threw some fake punches at each other and playfully wrestled into the middle of the yard.
Judd and OX grinned, but I was flat-out confused.
"What'd I say?"
" Choking a chicken is an old slang term. You just told us that you performed sexual favors on Jake this morning."
"I wouldn't mind having a girl with that kind of initiative," Judd added.
I couldn't help but laugh at my mistake. "That's not what I meant. Maybe I should've said I bullied a cock into surrendering."
"I'm afraid it doesn't sound much better,"Ox said.
"Jacked up a rooster?"
Ox smirked. "The mental image is already there. Sorry, no dice."
I laughed. "I set a snake of fire."
"Damn, girl!What did you two do in bed this morning?"
"Let's just say I got up really early," I replied.


When I came out of the chicken coop, I realized I had company. Floss gaped at me in shock, Hank snickered, and Jake shook his head in disbelief.
"What?" I asked.
Hank patted my arm, grinning. "Honey, you may have the face of an angel, but that halo of yours is awfully crooked."


Emily is just the type of heroine that I love. She was sarcastic, snappy, slightly crazy and horny. Poor Jake never knew what hit him. Jake was trying so hard to be big bad Alpha man, out to protect her even from herself. Instead she had him twisting, he was never quite sure if he was coming or going. She meets Jake in a bar, then see's a mob hit. To bad for her all the previous witness's against Felts have been killed. She decides to go into Witness Protection. After the first "safe house" isn't so safe, Jake decides to hightail it to his "uncle's"place. There we meet Hank, Floss, Junior, Cowboy,Judd, Ox and Bobbie Jo. These guys are such great characters that I hope that at least Cowboy and Judd get there own book. The book was so funny the first half that truthfully had hard time figuring out only few quotes to use. The second half really had more to do with the suspense part of the book but still had the back and forth with Jake and Emily. This was a fun light read from start to finish. I highly recommend it. There is just enough suspense, humor and romance to keep you on your toes. I mean come on, how many books have a pond with an alligator out back? Or a 500 pound wild Russian boar? You really need to read this book, I promise you will be in stitches. I am giving this book 4 1/2 clocks. 





Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett .... Review by Dawn







Putting a woman on her knees before me is what really makes my cock hard. I fuck with dominant force and absolute control. I demand complete surrender from my conquests.

Savage man, loner, warrior... I am dangerous at my core. I have lived amidst the untamed wild of the rainforest, in a society that reveres me and where every woman falls before me in subjugation.

Now I've been discovered. Forced to return to a world that I have forgotten about and to a culture that is only vaguely familiar to my senses.

Dr. Moira Reed is an anthropologist who has been hired to help me transition back into modern society. It's her job to smooth away my rough edges... to teach me how to navigate properly through this new life of mine. She wants to tame me.

She'll never win.

I am wild, free and raw, and the only thing I want from the beautiful Moira Reed is to fuck her into submission.

She wants it, I am certain. I will give it to her soon.

Yes, very soon, I will become the teacher and she will become my student. And when I am finished showing her body pleasure like no other, she'll know what it feels like to be claimed by an uncivilized man.



This is the book that you go to when you have just read an incredibly dark, drama, angst driven book. 
This book gets 5 stars for being super sexy and hot! BUT... I just could not connect with it. I liked it, don't get me wrong. But at times it was just a bit too much and at times not enough. 

Zach's instant ability to just speak/understand perfect English  after being in the Amazon for  18 years bothered me. I get it, he spoke to the priest but come on... Oh, and his grasp on the "modern world" he didn't freak out, when he was brought back to the states... just a bit far fetched for me.

Moira, really, just  automatically bows down for him? Some scholar she is.. I would have saw this playing out if it would have been longer,upon meeting. What a week and they are getting down to it? I just wanted more time to pass and for Zach to be a little more skiddish.
Sawyer writes some of the sexiest books I have ever read.. and this one did NOT disappoint, AT ALL... its hot as hell and I love that. 

   
I will gladly recommend this book to my followers, as a book to read when you want to be excited and not in a dark place. 
It serves it purpose.. 4 CLOCKS from me.