Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Book Review: Three of Spades by W. Ferraro

Ok.... So another Cross man stole my heart in Three of Spades by W. Ferraro. I devoured this book in one night.... Yes you read that right.... ONE NIGHT!!!! This is a MUST read and a well deserved 5 stars!!

Connect with the author:  Blog

My Review:

Three of Spades by W. Ferraro is about a steamy, angst ridden, alpha male stud muffin going after the shy Kindergarten teacher and losing his heart to a woman for the first time ever!!

Dylan Cross is a successful general contractor in cahoots with his two long time best friends and is well known as being a love Em' and leave Em' man. That is until Natalie, the sweet Kindergarten teacher,  gives him a proposition he can't refuse. Dylan isn't sure what he is getting into when he accepts Natalie's offer to "teach" her a thing or two about relations within the bedroom walls... Well in this book in was relations WHEREVER Dylan felt the need arise... Wowwy... Wow... Wow and did Dylan teach Natalie some things!!!!

Natalie is a mousy, absolutely nothing stands out about her, normal woman who has put her life on hold to take care of her dying mother. Her two brothers are complete douche bags and treat her as if she is hired help and has done nothing but get in their way her entire existence. Natalie's mother is concerned that Natalie is going to grow old never finding love except for maybe the love of a 100 cats. She convinces Natalie that she needs to "live" and that means letting her mother live in a hospice. Natalie decides she needs to convince her mom that she is living and she doesn't need to move into a hospice for Natalie to find love. 

By a chance encounter Natalie bumps into.... Literally... None other than the hot sex fiend Dylan Cross. It was that moment that she decides he is "the one" to venture where no man has gone before and play the part of HER lover! I loved the relationship that developed between Dylan and Natalie. Three of Spades lured me in by the tale of two lost people, both who are viewed as having everything together, and how they find what they even never realized they were missing!

Great job by W. Ferraro at developing characters that her readers can relate to and creating a world we can get lost in! If you are looking for a hot, steamy, oh my gosh he did that???? Book... Here you go!!! A very well deserved 5 stars go to Three of Spades! Go 1- Click and jump on the I love Dylan Cross band wagon!!

Blurb:
Dylan Cross is the type of man that enjoys everything female, and enjoy it he does, but always on his terms. However, his terms are pushed to their limit when Natalie Parker proposes an offer; teach her and her delectable little body, all about sex and desire. There is one catch. He has to play the part of Natalie’s madly in love boyfriend for her dying mother. Dylan signs on, and finds that separating the two is harder than he thought. Natalie’s days of shyness and lack of confidence come to a quick close as she learns what her body craves and demands in the bedroom. Soon, Dylan becomes the student as Natalie teaches him things he didn’t even know he wanted. Will Hamden’s notorious playboy, bachelor be able to keep calling the shots, or will he find that, he, himself, is just another player at the card game of life, as we all are?



Cover Reveal: Connected by Kim Karr


We are super excited to share the cover for Kim Karr's book Connected!! Check out this beautiful cover and get ready for her blog tour where we will be giving away lots of goodies!!

Book release date: March 22, 2013.
Goodreads link: Link
Blurb:
What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice? 

Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.

When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate. 

Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift -- 
  but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her. 

But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?

Author Information can be found at this link: http://www.authorkimkarr.com/about-kim.html
Cover design: Okay Creations


TOUR SCHEDULE
  • My Secret Romance Book Reviews **Author Interview
  • Sinfully Sexy Books **Guest Post
  • Whirlwind Books **Excerpt
  • Love N Books **Guest Post, Excerpt 
  • Scandalicious Book Reviews **Author Interview, Guest Post
  • Reviews by Tammy & Kim **Excerpt
  • M&M's Book Blog **Author Interview
  • Book Reader Chronicles **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • Smitten's Book Blog **Author Interview, Excerpt
  • Cristina's Book Reviews **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • Chris' Book Blog Emporium **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • Stick Girl Book Reviews **Excerpt
  • Lori's Book Blog **Excerpt
  • The Book Hookers **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • Reading Is My Timeout **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • Romantic Reading Escapes **Excerpt
  • Devoured Words Blog **Excerpt
  • Madison Says **Excerpt
  • Flirty and Dirty Book Blog **Excerpt
  • Book, Babes and Cheap Cabernet **Character Interview
  • Little Black Book Blog **Trailer (self-created)
  • Reality Bites Lets Get Los
  • Natasha Is A Book Junkie 
  • Becca The Bibliophile **Character Interview, Playlist
  • The Book Enthusiast **Excerpt
  • Angie's Dreamy Reads **Excerpt
  • Talk Supe **Excerpt
  • Laura's Review Bookshelf **Excerpt
  • Book Nerds Anonymous **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • I Love Indie Books **Excerpt
  • Shh Mom's Reading **Excerpt, Picture Inspiration
  • Bookoholics Blog 
  • Tough Critic Book Reviews **Excerpt
  • The Boyfriend Bookmark 
  • Wolfel's World of Books **Excerpt
  • Reading Delightz 
  • Swept Away by Romance **Guest Post
  • Kindlehooked 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Connected by Kim Karr Blog Tour Coming Soon!!!

We are so excited to be participating Kim Karr's blog tour for Connected!!! Check back on Wednesday for the cover reveal and on our scheduled day for lots of goodies!!
 


TOUR SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 20th:
  • My Secret Romance Book Reviews **Author Interview
  • Sinfully Sexy Books **Guest Post
  • Whirlwind Books **Excerpt
  • Love N Books **Guest Post, Excerpt 
  • Scandalicious Book Reviews **Author Interview, Guest Post
  • Reviews by Tammy & Kim **Excerpt
  • M&M's Book Blog **Author Interview
  • Book Reader Chronicles **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • Smitten's Book Blog **Author Interview, Excerpt
  • Cristina's Book Reviews **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • Chris' Book Blog Emporium **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • Stick Girl Book Reviews **Excerpt
  • Lori's Book Blog **Excerpt
  • The Book Hookers **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • Reading Is My Timeout **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • Romantic Reading Escapes **Excerpt
  • Devoured Words Blog **Excerpt
  • Madison Says **Excerpt
  • Flirty and Dirty Book Blog **Excerpt
  • Book, Babes and Cheap Cabernet **Character Interview
  • Little Black Book Blog **Trailer (self-created)
  • Reality Bites Lets Get Los
  • Natasha Is A Book Junkie 
  • Becca The Bibliophile **Character Interview, Playlist
  • The Book Enthusiast **Excerpt
  • Angie's Dreamy Reads **Excerpt
  • Talk Supe **Excerpt
  • Laura's Review Bookshelf **Excerpt
  • Book Nerds Anonymous **Guest Post, Excerpt
  • I Love Indie Books **Excerpt
  • Shh Mom's Reading **Excerpt, Picture Inspiration
  • Bookoholics Blog 
  • Tough Critic Book Reviews **Excerpt
  • The Boyfriend Bookmark 
  • Wolfel's World of Books **Excerpt
  • Reading Delightz 
  • Swept Away by Romance **Guest Post
  • Kindlehooked 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fat Chance by Brandi Kennedy Blog Tour Coming Soon!!!

Super excited to be a part of Brandi Kennedy's blog tour for her book Fat Chance. Check out the schedule below for our scheduled day!! We will have goodies!!!

Schedule: 


The O'Raven Chronicles 
Spotlight, excerpt and tour schedule

Confessions of the Paranormal 
Spotlight & Excerpt

Living in your own world
Review & Spotlight

Book Addicts Not-So Anonymous 
Review & Author Top 10

Fated Paranormals 
Review & Guest post

The Fantasy Junkie 
Character Interview & Spotlight

Cat's Reviews & More 
Review & Spotlight

Raven Reviews 
Review & This or That

Girls *heart* Books
Spotlight and Author Interview

Fab, fun & Tantalizing Reads 
Review & Spotlight

Library at the End of the Universe 
Review

Reading is my Time Out 
Review & This or That 

Karie Hendon Author Page 
Spotlight

The Crafty Cauldron 
Spotlight 

BookEnd 2 BookEnd 
Spotlight, Excerpt & Character Top 10

RomanceBookWorm's Reviews
Review & Author Interview

Bex n Books 
Review & Spotlight

Naughty Bits' Book Reviews 
Spotlight & Author Interview

Tam's Two Cents 
Spotlight and Playlist


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Freebies and Must Haves 2/23

Ok 1- Clickers... here is your weekly updates of freebies and Must Haves that I found through the week!! Oh, and we have some new releases that we have all been waiting oh, so IM-patiently for!! ;))

Freebies:
  • Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett- hockey hottie
  • Around the World in 80 Men by Brandi Ratliff- this is going to be an 80 book series and this is the 1st one
  • Rage and Redemption by Cyndi Friberg- paranormal
  • Ageless by Cege Smith- paranormal- girl obsessed with the fountain of youth... has the author been snooping in on my conversations at work?? ;)
  • Ready to Rumble by Shayne McClendon- Wrestling hottie
  • Careful What You Wish For by Paula Millhouse
  • Talented by Sophie Davis- FREE for now
  • Gateway to Heaven by Beth Kery- rock star hottie
  • I'll See You in Your Dreams by Tony Miller- ghost hunter who doesn't believe in ghosts... just does it to attract the ladies... paranormal
  • When Hearts Collide by Kendra James
  • Close to You (A Laurel Heights Novel)  by Kate Perry this is book 2 in the series. Book 1 is Perfect For You
  • The Phantom of the Bathtub by Eugenia Riley- "spooky and sensual historical paranormal romance"
  • Against the Wall by Julie Prestsater- MUST HAVE
  • He Loves Me Not by Christine Kersey- romance/ suspense
  • Offside (The Barker Triplets) by Julianna Stone


Must Haves:
  • Summer Rush by Ashley Wilcox- on sale for .99
  • Relentless by Cassia Leo- hot stalker-Hhhhmmmm ;)
  • Recalled (Death Escorts) by Cambria Herbert- Love or Death????- .99
  • If You Stay by Courtney Cole- 3.99
  • True Love Story by Willow Aster-3.99
  • Bullet by Jade C. Jamison- only 1.99 until 2/25- rock star novel
  • Misguided Heart by Amanda Bennett- 2.99- YES!!
  • I'll Be Here by Autumn Doughton- 1.99
  • Rock and Roll Never Forgets (The Rock and Roll Trilogy) by Barbara Stewart- 3.99- Once in a lifetime opportunity to meet your favorite rock star- Adam Levine... HERE I COME!! ;)
  • The Submission of Alastair Ingram by Kelli Maine- .99- I did a review of this before it was released- AMAZEBALLS!!
  • Waiting for You by Shey Stahl- girl trying to escape her too perfect life- 2.99
  • Documentary by A. J. Sand- .99- ambitious college filmmaker follows rock star around to document his life










New Releases:
  • Never Too Far by Abbi Glines -2/26
  • Reckless by S.C. Stephens- 3/5

Kristen Proby Blog Tour coming soon!!!!!

We are so excited to be a part of Kristen Proby's Play With Me blog tour!!! Check our blog on March 13th for our review, a promotional post, and a giveaway for Play With Me!! Trust me when I say.... You definitely DO NOT want to miss this book!!





Book Description:
Will Montgomery is a successful professional football player and seemingly has it all. He’s not used to being told no, and certainly doesn’t take no for an answer. So when he turns his charms on his sister’s sexy rocker-chick friend Meg, he’s not only turned down, but met with open hostility, piquing his curiosity and libido. He’s determined to show her that he’s not the arrogant jock she thinks he is, and to get her into his bed.

Megan McBride is not impressed with Will Montgomery, his fat contract, fancy car, or his arrogant public persona. She doesn’t have time for a relationship, and if she’s learned anything in life, it’s that loving means losing, so she guards her heart ferociously. But she can’t deny the overwhelming attraction to the sexy, tattooed athlete, and when Will starts breaking down her defenses and grabs hold of her heart, will she be able to admit her feelings for him, or will her troubled past cause her to lose the first man she’s ever truly loved?


Play With Me Tour Schedule:

3/1 – Natasha is a Book Junkie – Review

3/2 – Up all Night – Character Interview

3/3 – Holly Loves Indie – Will’s Guest Post
         Flirty & Dirty – Review
 
3/4 – Lori’s Book Blog – Design Board

3/5 – Kindred Souls – Review & Fav Quotes

3/6 – Shh…Mom’s Reading – Review & Playlist

3/7 – Book Reader Chronicles – Exclusive Excerpt

3/8 – Sugar & Spice – Review

3/9 – Little Black Book Blog – Review & Meg’s Guest Post

3/10 – Naughty and Nice – Promo Post & Review
          Mary Elizabeth’s Crazy Book Obsession – Review

3/11 – Book Avenue Review – Promo Post & Review

3/12 – The Indie Bookshelf – Review

3/13 – Sinfully Sexy – Character Interview
           Reading is my Time Out – Review & Promo Post

3/14 – My Secret Romance – Author Interview & Review

Friday, February 22, 2013

Cover Reveal: Lost in Distraction by BJ Harvey

Check out the amazing cover for BJ Harvey's book, Lost in Distraction!



Blurb:

In the three years after a horrible crime claimed her family, Elise Halliwell has been alone, shut off from the world in a self-imposed emotional exile. She goes through the motions, finishes high school and moves across country to start college and begin the next step in her pre-destined life.

But her exile is dramatically cut short by the entrance of a dark haired, blue-eyed, smirking man who shakes her to the core, achieving what everyone else before him has failed to do, he makes her feel again.

As much as he wishes it were different, fate has not brought Braxton James into Elise’s life, or has it. Brax has to keep her safe from people in her life who have ulterior motives and may want to hurt her.

Elise has no idea the threat she faces, and Brax wants to make sure it stays that way. But as Brax struggles with getting close to her, he begins to live a lie. Unable to resist the pull that is Elise’s bright green eyes, infectious giggle, and loving heart, he finds it impossible to stay away, so the double life of being Elise’s boyfriend and keeping her safe begins.

Full of twists and turns, danger and revelations that no-one could predict, you won’t be the only one lost in distraction.

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content/language*

Follow the link below for a special teaser to celebrate the cover reveal.

http://bjharveyauthor.blogspot.co.nz/p/lost-in-distraction-teaser-3.


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Goodreads - Lost in Distraction

Cover Reveal- In Too Deep by Michelle Kemper Brownlow

We are excited to be a part of new author Michelle Kemper Brownlow and her debut novel, In Too Deep! The scheduled release date is
June 6, 2013!!!


"The day he said "I love you," should have been the day she said, "Goodbye!"

Connect with the author:
Synopsis:
Gracie has just finished her freshman year of college in Memphis when she takes a job at a local pizza joint in her home town of McKenzie, Tennessee. She is the epitome of innocence when she meets Noah. Noah is unabashedly handsome, intriguingly reckless and just cocky enough to be sexy. Gracie’s instincts tell her to stay far away from him and based on the stories she hears from her co-workers he leaves broken hearts in his wake. But still, she can’t explain her fascination with him.
Noah puts aside his bad boy ways when what he thought was a summer crush has him unexpectedly falling in love. But soon after Gracie transfers to UT Knoxville to be with Noah, their unexpected love becomes riddled with anger, deceit and humiliation.
Jake, Noah’s former roommate and Gracie’s best friend, can no longer be a bystander. Gracie’s world falls out from beneath her and when she breaks she turns to Jake for strength. As Jake talks her through a decision she’s not yet strong enough to make, together they uncover a truth so ugly neither of them is prepared for its fallout. Will Jake pull her to the surface or is Gracie Jordan finally In Too Deep?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cover Reveal- Pretending He's Mine by Lauren Blakely.... Giveaway included!!

We are so excited to be participating in the cover reveal for Pretending He's Mine by Lauren Blakely!! Add this book to your TBR list: Here

Contact the Author: 

Pretending He's Mine is scheduled to release on March 2, 2013
Blurb:
Once upon a time in New York City, there was a down-on-his-luck actor named Reeve, who was talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But show biz is a rough biz – he lost out on a part in a big film, and now his day job hours have been cut too. What’s a handsome young thing in need of a role to do?

Enter Sutton Brenner. She’s sexy and shrewd and the most top-notch casting director there is. She’s this close to landing a coveted gig casting a film based on a best-selling mega-romance novel, but there’s a catch. After one too many transgressions with lovely single ladies, the film’s philandering producer has been put on a short leash by his wife, who’s forbidden him from working with anyone unattached.

So the happily single Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve – play the role of her fiancee until she closes the deal, and he’s guaranteed to get an audition for the starring role in the film.
But as the two play pretend, the lines between make-believe and matters of the heart start to blur. Especially after that hot night in the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library. Who’s playing who? Or is someone else really the director in the secret affair of their lives?

EXCERPT:
“You were all weird and awkward when I kissed you at your office,” he added.
“I’m sorry. I was just surprised.”
“I know. But we need to make sure you don’t jump the next time I kiss you.”
“We do?”
“Well that would give it away, wouldn’t it? You need to get used to
being kissed by me.”
“Okay,” she said with a business-like nod.
“That means we need to practice.”
“Practice kiss,” she said slowly, then nodded quickly. “Right. Of
course. Like a stage kiss. Like actors. So of course we’ll stage
kiss.”
She sounded chipper and cheery, as if she were trying to convince
herself. She seemed to need the convincing, so he went along with it.
“Think of this as a dress rehearsal. We’re prepping for the big kiss
scene that makes the audience swoon and totally believe we’re in love.
Got it?”
She nodded.
“Ready?”
“Right here in the dressing room?”
“What better place to rehearse a kiss than a dressing room?”
“Totally. Absolutely. Definitely.”
Reeve wondered how many more adverbs she’d need to utter before he
kissed her. Perhaps they were a sort of liquid courage. Either way, he
knew he had to lead. He suspected he had more experience with stage
kisses than she’d had.
So he looked at her, as if she were the woman he’d been dying to kiss
for years. She was his leading lady, she was the only woman he wanted.
She returned her gaze, and then it was as if a flame burst. Reeve
pictured her ravenous and greedy, wanting to be consumed with kisses,
and hands, and so much more. Her lips were parted slightly, and her
breathing had become…lustful. Maybe she was acting too. In that
moment, he didn’t care. He wanted to taste her lips, he wanted to feel
more of her beautiful body. There was something about her, maybe it
was the age difference, maybe it was the power play. But there was no
time for analysis because his head was turning cloudy with a need he
hadn’t had before. He wanted to do things to this woman. He wanted to
make her feel the way a good boyfriend would make her feel – desired,
wanted, craved. She deserved all that. He could give it to her now. He
could give it to her for a week.



** PRETENDING HE’S MINE is a 30,000 word companion novella in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling CAUGHT UP IN US series. It’s not necessary to have read CAUGHT UP IN US to enjoy PRETENDING HE’S MINE. This is not a sequel. However, CAUGHT UP IN US fans should be pleased to know that Jill has several scenes and that both Kat and Bryan appear in a key scene in this novella!



Enter to win a FREE copy of PRETENDING HE'S MINE!! Lauren is giving away 3 copies of the book per blog...giveaway ends Feb 25
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COVER REVEAL: Gravitational Pull by Marissa Carmel

Check out this beautiful cover for Marissa Carmel's new book Gravitational Pull!! I LOVE it!! Book 1 in the Vis Vires trilogy is iFeel. Check it out Here.
 
                               Gravitational Pull (Vis Vires, #2) Due out April 4 2013!

Blurb-
Touch me, and bring me to life...
How do you move on when you don’t even know where you were going in the first place?

The Spirit Stalker is dead and I have finally started to erect my life. But I quickly discover, that just because the structure is built doesn’t mean the foundation is sturdy. As much as I try to manage my abilities, I can’t completely control them. The physical impossibility of the relationship I have with Justice has reached a boiling point; our fundamental problem is my inability to control myself from absorbing his power, and his fears of touching me because of it.

As if that wasn’t deal-breaker enough, a new threat looms on my horizon - Darklings.
They are grim reapers of the immortal world who surface every five-hundred-years to feed off the souls of magical beings who are weak, aimless, lost; those who have given up and want to move on.

They also hunt power. Which means, they’re hunting me.

Abandoned by the one person I need the most, I find myself in Melenia’s realm. There, I’m courted by Siberian, a dangerous pixie who covets me, hunted by Death personified; all the while hiding my powers and my ancient bloodline. The pixie prince is alluring, and I feel so broken and vulnerable. I know giving in to him means giving myself over to him. But right now, I don’t care. All I want is to feel anything other than the loss and rejection Justice left me with.
Anything other than pain.

So what do I do when I’m scared to be touched, even though I know it’s the only way to bring my soul back to life?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Book Review- Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren- Wowwy... Wow... Wow!!!

Shut the front door!!!! I am stunned, at a loss for words, and full out giddy over Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren!!! This book is easily 5 out of 5 stars!!! I devoured this book in one day!! Totally consumed me, took over my day, and I loved every second of it!

Chloe is an intern at a family made media business. She is a hard working, smart mouthed, intelligent young lady. She is appreciated by all of the Ryan men that she has worked for... That is until Bennett Ryan shows up to take on a major role... Her boss!! Mr. Ryan, as he requires his staff to refer to him as, is a sleek, cold hearted, all business man and is known as Beautiful Bastard. Chloe doesn't know if she wants to jump his bones or commit a crime when he walks into the room. Add those two personalities together and WHAM.. You have a pretty explosive combination!

"My mind flooded with white-hot images of my fist connecting with his throat. It took every bit of control I had not to jump across the table and strangle him. A smug smile crept over his face."

I myself went back and forth between feeling an all out hate and then total awe for Mr. Ryan and the inner battle he was constantly waging. Did he continue on with his ice king facade or did he examine what the feelings he had for Chloe actually meant. One second I wanted to jump in the book and punch him in the throat, and the next I wanted to be the one whose hair he wrapped around his fist and pummeled into the wall.... In a completely hot, steamy, take my breath away way!! 

Punch in the throat man: “I appreciate that you got me coffee when you made your own, Miss Mills, but if I’d wanted mud to drink I would have scooped my mug through the garden soil this morning.” “If you insist on pounding your keyboard as if you’re hammering gophers back home, Miss Mills, I’d appreciate it if you kept the door joining our offices closed.” “Is there a good reason it’s taking you forever to take the contract drafts to legal? Does daydreaming about farm boys take up all your time?"
Please take me against the wall man: I was starting to see that this wasn’t just sex, and it wasn’t just working something out of my system. Sex was just the fastest route to the deeper possession I needed. I was falling in love with her, and falling too fast and hard to easily find any footing."

Beautiful Bastard is a quick, steamy, sex filled read that makes you want to personally injure and heal Bennett Ryan all at the same time! I could not put this book down and I hope there is some kind of sequel to this book. If not, it is an amazing stand alone book as well!! Definitely deserves the highest rating... 5 solid stars!!!

Blurb: Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.

Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office

As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other.

Originally only available online as The Office by 789—and garnering over 2 million reads on fanfiction sites—Beautiful Bastard has been extensively updated for re-release.

M-E-O-W!!! Book boyfriends come to life!!!

Ok.... So I am convinced that all of my book boyfriends are going to be turned into a movie one day! What better love story than to take a book loved by everyone and bring it to life! SQUEE!!! So... I put together a little casting list of my fave book studs and who I think should play them. ;)) Enjoy!!

Travis Maddox- Beautiful Disaster

Cash/Nash- Down to You

Duece West- Undeniable
 
Rush Finlay- Never Too Far
 
Lucas Wolfe- Devoured
 
Aidan Fitzgerald- The Proposition
 
Gabriel Emerson- Gariel's Inferno
 
Jake Wethers- The Mighty Storm
 
Rick- Demon at My Door
 
Kellan Kyle- Thoughtless

Noel Falcon- Rock the Heart

Pesh- The Proposal
 

Gideon Cross- Bared to You

 
Ramsey Bridges- Avoiding Committment (I could not list Jake for personal choices...He's an ASS! LOL)

 
Last but definitely NOT least... Christian Grey- 50!!


These are just my top 15 favorites. Please share who your faves are!! ;))



Saturday, February 16, 2013

Book Review- Demon At My Door by Michelle Valentine

Amazeballs!!!! That is what my exact thoughts are at this moment. I took a break away from my bad boy rockers and went back to my first love.... Paranormal romance! Reading Demon At My Door by Michelle Valentine was like an old married couple renewing their marriage vows. It reminded me why I fell in love with the paranormal genre to begin with. It has action, suspense, love, oh and ..... Demons!!

At first I was thinking... "Ok, has it been too long since I read a paranormal romance and am having a hard time getting back into the genre???" That entire thought process was smashed as soon as Rick came into Natalie's life!

Natalie is an outcast and has been since she was a young child because of her relationship with a demon boy. The entire town believed she was legally crazy and her demon talk was proof she needed meds, therapy, and whatever other reasons they could find to support their crazy girl label. Natalie believes her soul has been claimed by a demon boy because she made a deal with him when she was 5 years old to save her mom from an untimely death. Is Natalie cray cray or has she indeed promised her soul to a demon????

The characters in Demon At My Door grab a hold of you and suck you into their world. Natalie is a closet social butterfly who has had to learn the hard way how it feels to be an outcast by her family, friends, and pretty much entire town. She fell for the town's golden boy, Stew, and is forced to either have a secret relationship in a barn and behind closed doors and stand up for herself and possibly never find love. I found myself wanting to jump into the book and punch Stew in his cowardly throat! I felt badly for him for having an over-bearing father, but he was an ass and if Natalie didn't punish him or give him a good tongue lashing, I wanted to!! Natalie's parent had a rocky marriage full of secrets and and her mom felt Natalie's mental instability reflected negatively on her parenting abilities.  My heart broke for Natalie and I was rooting or her to find a happy ending.

Enter Rick.... *sigh*..... Was Rick a newcomer to town, or was there a history there that we didn't know about yet???? Those are questions I found myself wondering the first 75% of this book!! I wanted Natalie to forget Stew even existed and throw herself into Rick's world. I was rooting for Natalie and Rick from the second his little black sports car cut her off  in the campus parking lot. Let's just say that Rick is M-E-O-W and you need to read this book STAT!!

Demon At My Door is a solid 5 stars.... A MUST read if you like paranormal romance.... And a book that I can only hope Michelle Valentine makes into a series! I need book 2 like yesterday!! Great job Michelle, once again you knock my socks off with your talent!!
Blurb: Gothic outcast Natalie Sugarman bartered her soul for her dying mother’s life sixteen years ago to a boy demon that could stop time. Now, days before her twenty-first birthday, the lifelines on her palms are slowly vanishing, and she knows it’s just a matter of time before Satan’s little helper collects.

Natalie's tried numerous times to kill the demon and regain control of her soul’s destiny, but she always falls short. When she decides to try and gain the element of surprise for her next attempt, Natalie seeks answers about his location from a freaky, glowing-eyed fortuneteller. Creeped out by the psychic’s methods, she bolts from the reading and misses the warning that the demon who stole her soul is always closer than she thinks.

After some strange incidents with her new boyfriend, including a hot, levitating sex session, she realizes he’s the grown-up version of her little nightmare and he’s returned to collect on their deal. Natalie must figure out how to win her soul back from the demon before her lifeline completely disappears and she becomes his forever—even if that means making a deal to damn three other souls to take her place.

*Demon At My Door is a New Adult Paranormal Romance with very mature scenes from New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Michelle A. Valentine*


FREEBIES and MUST HAVES- 2/15

Guess what????? It's FREEBIE Friday!! Here are some FREEBIES, MUST HAVES, and COMING SOONS that I have come across this week! Get your 1-clicking fingers ready and GO!!'

FREEBIES:
  • Shameless (Nashville Nights- Book One) by Cheryl Douglas- country chart topper wants ex back... grovel man! ;) This is the 1st book in a series. The others are $2.99
  • Seduced by Innocence by Kimberly Kinrade- this is the first book in a trilogy-a paranormal romance between a witch and a hot martial arts instructor- STEAMY!
  • Take Two (The Jilted Bride Series) by Whitney Gracia Williams- movie critic who ends up as the jilted bride
  • A Man for the Summer by Ruby Laska- woman on the down slope of her fertility years looking for a baby daddy- LOL
  • Planning for Love by Christi Barth- wedding planner runs into her one night stand at a wedding and he is the videographer- YIKES!
  • Necessary Detour by Kim Hornsby- female rock star avoids stalker by hiding out in hot but suspicious neighbor's
  • The CEO Gets Her Man by Anne Ashby- Move over Gideon Cross, there's a new WOMAN in town!!
  • When You Wish by Lori Handeland- LOVE this author- Brilliant, sexy scientist... How You Doin???
  • Devil Black by Laura Strickland- Scotland highwayman... YES please!!
  • A Weekend Temptation by Krista Caley- "Unforgettable kiss and a man determined to burn it our of his memory with a week of scorching passion"... MEOW!!
  • At the Cowboy's Mercy by Emma Jay- Moo Moo Buckaroo!!
  • The Mariage Pact by M.J. Pullen
  • Regrets Only (Sequel to The Marriage Pact) by M.J. Pullen
  • Tall, Dark, and Kilted by Lizzie Lamb- hunky men in kilts- SQUEE!!
  • Jungle Inferno by Desiree Holt
  • Valentine's Child by Nancy Bush- golden boy knocks up girl from wrong side of the tracks... child wants to meet daddy... oh no!!
  • Chased by Marian Tee- Book 1- Billionaire chasing virgin- OK.. I'll bite. ;)
  • Love's Everlasting Song by RaeAnne Hadley

MUST HAVES:
  • Rush by Maya Banks- Trilogy of three of the wealthiest most powerful men in the country- "If you enjoyed 50 Shades of Grey and the Crossfire Series, then you should love this book!"- $7.99... Hhhhmmmmm This is Gabe's story.
  • If You Stay by Courtney Cole- $3.99- tattooed, rock-hard bad boy.... SQUEE!!
  • Fate Interrupted-Book 1- by Kaitlyn Cross- $0.99- Book 2 will be released March 1st
  • Scandalous by H.M. Ward- Book 1- $3.99
  • Scandalous 2 by H.M. Ward- Book 2 $3.99- Both of these are Hot... Hot.. Hot!!
  • The Arrangement by H.M. Ward- this is book 1 in a series- $2.99
  • Hard to Resist by Shanora Williams- LOTS of talk about this book!! $2.99
  • The Party by Katie Ashley- This is the prequel to The Proposition- Oh Aidan and Emma!! $0.99- MUST 1-CLICK!

COMING SOON:
  • FREEBIE- HotterThan Hot by Tina Leonard- THIS IS A PRE-ORDER FOR 2/19!!- daughter tells dad she is a librarian... in reality she is a sex advice blogger- meets a biker bad boy... OK had me right there!!
  • Immortal Ever After: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands- Pre-Order- Released on 2/26!!
  • Fever (The Breathless Trilogy) by Maya Banks-Pre-Order- Released 4/2!! This is Jace's story!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Book Review- The Submission of Alastair Ingram

Ok.... So I started this book thinking... This will probably just be another one of those 50 Shades of Grey wanna be's.... I was wrong!!! Kelli Maine twists the typical Dom/Submissive story roles into a love story that has the reader hoping, begging, and praying for the characters to get their happy endings!

I love how Alastair is this cocky, arrogant ass movie star that really has this soft side to him. He and Bethany have an immediate connection that had me rooting for romance at the first drop of hot wax! I was entranced with Black Betty and what made her "Black Betty." Had she been burned one too many times by a Dom and felt the need to hide behind her whips and chains? Was she afraid to let her heart go and give it away to another person? Was her heart black from previous heartache or was it her soul that had turned black from years of a "rough" lifestyle????? Black Betty, AKA Bethany, suckered me in right from the beginning. I wanted her to let Black Betty die and Bethany finally get the happiness that I felt she deserved. 

Alastair was another story. At first I thought how deep can this plot really go with a movie star as the bad boy? Aren't all actors wanna be bad boys that will do anything for their next role? I once again misjudged Kelli Maine's ability to connect the reader to her characters. I admired Alastair for the clean slate, non-judge mental, open mindedness that he showed Black Betty. He was suffering from his own demons of trying to fit in Hollywood and not be just another pretty face. What a match made in heaven with these two! My favorite quote from this book was "Two Dom's don't make a right." I thought that was hilarious and love that humor and light hearted word play was utilized in this story where it could have been a supremely dark book diving into the lifestyles of Submissive's and Dom's. 

Great job Kelli Maine at making me a believer that not all BDSM books are wanna be 50's. ;) I give this novella 4 stars and can't wait for the next one to be released!!


 If you don't know the history of this novella, it's the first in a series and was started on www.dollsanddoms.blogspot.com where the author posts an episode every Thursday. A new series will begin the first Thursday in March.
Blurb:
Movie star Alistair Ingram strolled into Dolls &am Doms private men's club in Las Vegas for his bachelor party and limped out with a torn shirt, red welts covering his chest and a broken engagement splashed all over the pages of every celebrity magazine in the country.

A session with club Dominatrix, Black Betty, will do that to a man.

With Alistair's manager breathing down his neck and Black Betty's abusive ex-husband alerted to where she's been hiding for the past ten years, there's only one thing to do:

Lie.

And get the hell out of Las Vegas.


But the real ruse is on Alistair and Black Betty, because despite both of their best efforts, they've gotten under each other's skin. Can their explicit dance of domination and submission end in anything other than disaster?

THE SUBMISSION OF ALISTAIR INGRAM is the first in a novella series fromwww.DollsandDoms.blogspot.com, where erotic tales from the Dolls & Doms private men’s club are told in weekly episodes.

Freebies, Must Haves, and Mark Your Calendars!! 2-11

OK... I usually don't post these until Fridays, but I have come across so many good freebies, reduced priced, or must haves that I thought I would post today! 1-Click ladies!!

FREEBIES:
  • Forgotten b Sarah J Pepper-FREE on Smashwords
  • Addicted by Nicol Edwards
  • The Darkest of Shadows by Lisse Smith



REDUCED $$$:
  • Taboo Kisses by Gracen Miller- $1.00
  • Love and Skate by Lila Felix- .99
  • Obsession and Sacrifice by Tiffany Carmouche- .99 for now!!
  • Find you in the Dark by A. Meredith Walters- .99- get it before the $$$ goes back up!

MUST HAVES:
  • True of Blood- Paranormal- was free, now .99 ... get it before the $$$ keeps going up
  • Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin- $1.00 from every book sold is going to charity
  • Grounded by R.K. Lilley- JUST released
  • Jordyn by Tiffany King- paranormal demon hunter
  • Bent by HB Heinzer- MUST READ!!- see review
  • Seven Years of Bad Luck by J.L. Mac
 

COMING SOON:
  • Beautiful Bastard by Cristina Lauren- RELEASE DATE 2/12
  • Demon at my Door by Michelle Valentine- RELEASE  DATE 2/20
  • Avoiding Intimacy by K. A. Linde- Chyna's story- RELEASE DATE 2/26... YES!!
  • Taken by Storm by Kelli Maine- Pre-order