Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Apologies: An unplanned hiatus

Just wanted to put out a little note to say how sorry I am for disappearing on everyone!

Unfortunately I got knocked down with one heck of a virus, and not only did it take me a couple weeks to get over that, but then another several weeks just to get any sort of energy back. I'm just now to the point where I feel like I can really sit up and pay attention again.

For those of you waiting on email responses or reviews, I promise I will get to them, and I'm so sorry it has taken me this long.

Thank you for your patience and continued support! I love reading, reviewing, and sharing my thoughts with all of you. The blogging community is a wonderful space and I'm happy to still be a part of it.

I'll be back soon with some new content!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Review: LIES by Aleatha Romig!


My Review: Excuse me while I go breathe into a paper bag, trying not to hyperventilate... I'm not even kidding, this series is massively intense, and I don't know how I'm going to make it until the next book. It's probably best that I don't own these in print, because if I did, I would be throwing them at people to make them read it.

As this is a direct sequel, I feel like I can't say much without spoiling this or the first book. So just know that this is amazing, beautiful, dark, painful, and so, so good. Just like with the first book, I was immediately sucked in, and now I have to find a way to survive until the next one...

Cover Lovin': Oooooh, very alluring!

Recommendation: Direct sequel!!

Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars (5/5)!! Oh my goodness gracious, I need the next book NOW!!

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. What is real? What are lies? Have you been Aleatha’d?   Lies is book two of the Web of Sin trilogy  


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              The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity is coming back at you with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. I’m Sterling Sparrow. You’ve no doubt heard my name or read it on the top of tall buildings. There’s more to my business—my realm—than what is seen above ground. Within the underbelly of one of America’s largest cities lives a world where a man’s word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon. When my father ruled that world and that city, he promised me someone who would one day make my reign complete. Since that day, long ago, Araneae McCrie has been mine. She just didn’t know. My father is now gone. The city and the underbelly are now mine. The time has come for me to collect who was promised to me, to shred her life of secrets, and make her who she’s always been—mine. Have you been Aleatha’d? Secrets is book one of the Web of Sin trilogy For series information visit: ADD TO GOODREADS


      The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. Have you been Aleatha’d? Learn the truth behind the secrets and lies. Surrounded by secrets and lies, can promises be believed? Promises is book three—Sterling and Araneae’s epic conclusion—of the acclaimed Web of Sin trilogy.     PRE-ORDER NOW Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Kobo | APPLE BOOKS | B&N | Google Play           Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT. Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. NEWSLETTER | WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE | GOODREADS INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | PINTEREST  

Review & Release Day: JOCK RULE by Sara Ney!


My Review: Oh. My. Gosh  - how fricking  cute was this!!! I will fully admit to making an excited squeaking noise when I finished this,  because it was just so wonderful and adorable.  Sara Ney is definitely moving into my favorite authors category. I haven't read a single bad thing of her's yet!

I just loved these two together. You could look really feel the connection between them,  and I found myself sighing like a lovesick teen more than a few times. This was the perfect mix of fun, funny, and just plain awesome!!

Cover Lovin': Yum!

Recommendation: Can be read on its own.

Final Rating:     FOUR AND A HALF out of FIVE stars (4.5/5)!! Add this to your TBR ASAP!!

Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy.

He's a rough. Dirty. Giant. Hair so unruly, and a beard so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch.

The first time Sasquatch lays eyes on Theodora "Teddy" Johnson across the keg at a party one night on Jock Row, she'd been relegated to the sidelines by her jock hungry "friends."

Week-after-week, he watches beautiful but bashful Teddy getting overshadowed, and overlooked. Sasquatch finally broad shoulders his way through the crowd, offering to to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet? He's a goner.

Teaching her the RULES for winning a jock will be the easy part. Not falling in love with her is going to be a losing game.


      Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog. Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Newsletter | Website    

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Book Blitz: DEFENSIVE PLAY by Jamie Deacon!

DefensivePlay_OutNow Title: Defensive Play
Series: A Boys on the Brink Novella
Author: Jamie Deacon
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
 Release Date: November 30, 2018
Genre: Gay YA Sports Romance
Length: 21,500 words

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 One glance is all it takes to bring his defences crashing down… Seventeen-year-old Davey has never made friends easily. Shy, geeky, crippled with social anxiety, he feels isolated from his peers, and only his position as defender for the school football team fills the void of loneliness. On the pitch, his deft footwork has earned him the respect and acceptance of his squad, though at a price. Desperate to hold onto this camaraderie, Davey conceals the truth from everyone, even his own family. Then, during the annual Brookshire football tournament, his eyes meet those of a rival player across the field and a spark flares between them, one neither boy can deny. Adam is everything Davey longs to be—confident, popular, comfortable with his sexuality. Davey aches to explore their connection, to discover where it might lead, but how can he follow his heart and risk rejection by his teammates, the closest thing to friends he has ever known?


The rain has stopped. A soft mist hangs in the air, turning the distant streetlights a hazy orange. After the stuffiness of the clubhouse, the night is bitterly cold and I pull on my sweatshirt against the chill. I sit on the steps overlooking the car park, heedless of the damp that seeps through my jeans. Elbows on knees, I rest my chin in my hands and close my eyes, attempting to clear my mind. I don’t want to think anymore. I just want to sit with nothing but the dark and the quiet for company. I haven’t been hunched there long when the door opens, ejecting a stream of warmth and thumping bass. I glance behind me, although I know who it will be. My body goes still. Adam lets the door swing shut and, just like that, we’re alone. He doesn’t seem surprised to find me on the steps. Perhaps he saw me leave. Has he followed me? My insides clench. What if Adam thinks I did it deliberately, that I meant to lure him out here. Maybe I had. Maybe, deep down, a part of me hoped Adam might come, even while the rest of me prayed he wouldn’t. This time, when our gazes connect, there’s no one to see, no football match to act as a buffer. I drink him in. Even in the faint glow filtering through the frosted pane in the door, his eyes are a vivid blue. “Hey,” Adam says. Such a simple word that expresses so much. There’s recognition there, like we’re childhood friends meeting after years apart, but uncertainty, too. He has a nice voice, I register through my turbulent thoughts—warm and slightly husky. “Hey.” My reply emerges somewhere between a croak and a squeak. Cringing, I stare down at my feet. “It’s Davey, right?” I fling him a startled look. Had this boy—this confident, gorgeous boy—actually gone to the trouble of finding out my name? One side of Adam’s mouth lifts in a crooked smile. “Well, I had to know who the lunatic was who almost took my leg off.” “God.” I bury my face in my hands. Of course Adam was going to ask about me after what happened on the pitch. “I’m so sorry.” He laughs and nudges my thigh with the toe of his trainer. “I’m kidding. Seriously, you did us a favour.” I dare a peep at him, unable to rid myself of the thought that he has pursued me out here to take the piss. That wouldn’t be anything new, after all. “It’s true.” Adam crouches on the step beside me, his expression amused but without malice. “Rob warned me about you. He said the rest of your defence was pretty solid, but probably weren’t quick enough to catch me. You were the real threat.” I grimace. “I’m guessing he wasn’t expecting me to take you out quite so spectacularly, though.” “Funnily enough, that wasn’t included in the pep talk. Still, I should be thanking you. You made our job a whole lot easier.” “Don’t remind me. You should’ve heard the guys after the match. I’ll never hear the end of it.” Adam laughs again, and I can’t hold back a smile. Here I am, having an actual conversation with an amazing-looking boy—a boy who’d caught me checking him out, no less—and I’m not making an ass of myself. The door behind us bursts open and several guys spill out. I tense, guard raised. Will they think it odd us sitting out here alone? I scan their faces, but none are from Farnstead. A moment later, they barrel down the steps without giving either of us a second look and head for one of the cars parked nearby. As they pile in and the engine growls to life, I exhale, shoulders slumping. I can feel Adam studying me and keep my gaze lowered. “You’re not out,” he says, “are you?” “What?” My entire body goes rigid. He knows. I’d already guessed as much, but suspecting it is one thing; being confronted with the indisputable truth sends me spiralling back into panic mode. Why had he really followed me out here? I’d thought…been sure I’d read something in his eyes when they locked with mine, but what if I’m wrong? Do I truly believe someone like Adam, someone popular and self-assured, would have sought me out? Unless… I see again the Brookminster players in their huddle, sniggering, moments after Adam caught me staring. I’d reassured myself they weren’t laughing about me, but perhaps my fears had been well founded. The cold certainty settles like a snowball in my gut. I’d given myself away, and now the other lads have sent Adam out here to chat me up, trick me into an admission I won’t be able to take back. For all I know, his mates are somewhere close by as we speak, listening in. “Hey.” Adam extends his palms in what is probably supposed to be a calming gesture. “It’s all right. I know and it’s all right.” “You don’t know anything,” I snap. The instinct for self-preservation, to keep my protective wall intact at any cost, propels me to my feet. “You hear me? You don’t know anything about me.” Before he can respond, I’m down the steps and sprinting into the darkness, phone already out to call my parents. All I want is to go home, crawl into bed, and forget today ever happened.

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Rainbow Books Jamie lives in a tranquil spot close to the River Thames in Berkshire, England, and has always been just a little out of place—the only redhead in a family of brunettes; an introvert far more at ease with dogs than with people; a connoisseur of simple pleasures in a society intent on the quest for wealth and fame. Despite an outward cynicism, Jamie is a romantic at heart, and, when not immersed in a book, can mostly be found writing emotional stories where young men from all walks of life are forced to navigate the sometimes painful reality of growing up, coming out, and falling in love.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Release Day: CHRISTMAS WITH A ROCKSTAR anthology!

Today we are celebrating the release of CHRISTMAS WITH A ROCK STAR. This is a collection of short stories from 9 Bestselling Authors. See the list of each participating author and buy links for the book below.

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A collection of Christmas themed short stories from New York Times and USA Today bestselling rock star romance authors. Hot rock stars for Christmas. The perfect gift to crank up the heat on a cold winter night.

All new content including:

The Gift: A Runaway Train Christmas with AJ and Rhys by Katie Ashley

Paradise in Oblivion by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn

An exclusive advance excerpt of Million Dollar Musician by RB Hilliard Dangerous Christmas by Crystal Kaswell An exclusive advance excerpt of The Right Man by Michelle Mankin An exclusive advance excerpt of Drummer Girl by Ginger Scott A Very Toxic Christmas, a Devoured spin-off by Emily Snow A Rebel Christmas by Hilary Storm

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Release Day: A SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS by Lauren Hawkeye!

A SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS by Lauren Hawkeye is available today! Find out more about this contemporary romance below and pick up your copy now!


About A SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS by Lauren Hawkeye

Two years ago, Gavin Hunter got the send-off of a lifetime before heading overseas for what would be his last tour of duty. Now he’s back, but he’s changed from the things he’s seen. Every detail of his best friend’s wedding weekend is torture… every detail, that is, except for a bright-haired, tattooed, wild bridesmaid whose kiss is still seared into his memory.
Kate Lennox can take a hint, and it’s obvious that the soldier she kissed so eagerly years ago is no longer interested in pursuing that connection that sparked between them. Still, she’d do anything to drive that sad look from his eyes, the one that only disappears when she’s around.
Gavin still wants her, but he knows he’s in no shape to start anything more. But when he remembers just how perfect Kate is for him, he knows he has to do what is right to keep from dragging her down with him.
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About Lauren Hawkeye

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Hawkeye never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living... though she’s the only one who is surprised. She lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, two young sons, pit bull and mischievous cat. In her nonexistent spare time, Lauren partakes in far too many hobbies! She loves to hear from her readers through e-mail, Facebook and Instagram! Sign up for Lauren's newsletter here:

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Review: CONTROL by K. Bromberg!


My Review: There's just something so classic about the woman who lives her life on the fringe, doing things her own way, falling in love with a controlled, straight laced man. And that's essentially what we get here. A sweet, and fun, story about opposites attracting and coming together.

I'm not very familiar with this series by K. Bromberg. I do love her writing, and she's always been consistently awesome,  every book I've read by her. Control is no different. With this book, we have a well written story, characters I fell in love with, and it's all wrapped up in a perfect little one-sitting-read package. Definitely worth your time!!

Cover Lovin': 1001 Dark Nights classic.

Recommendation: Can be read as a stand alone.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!! So worth a read!

"Sometimes love happens unexpectedly…"

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K Bromberg, comes CONTROL, a new novella in her Everyday Heroes Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!



From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a new story in her Everyday Heroes series…

Control is something Desi Whitman abhors. Why live life in black and white perfection when you can messily color outside the lines?

But when she comes face to face with SWAT officer Reznor Mayne, he’s about to show her just how good control can feel.


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"K. Bromberg always delivers intelligently written, emotionally intense, sensual romance . . ."

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K. Bromberg’s CONTROL Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
November 14th
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November 16th
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November 17th
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November 18th
Books According to Abby – Review & Excerpt
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My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt
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November 19th
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Books 4 Girls – Review & Excerpt
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November 23rd
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November 24th
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Rachel Loren’s Love of Reading – Review & Excerpt
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The Book Disciple – Review & Excerpt
  About K Bromberg: New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love. She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California. On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled).  

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Review: EYE OF THE EAGLE by Sharon Buchbinder!

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My Review: I love it when the hero and heroine clash. There's nothing better than them wanting to leave each other alone, but unable to because they can't fight that magical attraction. And that's pretty much what we have here - Bert and Phoebe have their own lives to live, their own issues to deal with.. they really don't need to get caught up in each others' drama. But that makes it so much more satisfying when they can't help themselves. 

This was a solid paranormal romance. Their abilities weren't an after thought, like "Oh yeah and they have powers," and at the same time - they weren't the whole focus of the story. There was a great balance between the paranormal aspect, the suspense, and the romance. It was a quick read, maybe a little faster than I would have liked since I wanted it to last longer. Overall, definitely a good read, and I'd happily read more.

Cover Lovin': Simple, yet sweet.

Recommendation: Book three, but can be read alone. 

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)! A good, quick read. I'll gladly read more of this series! 
Eye of the Eagle
Series: Hotel LaBelle Series Book 3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: November 12, 2018
One soars like an eagle. One strikes like a thunderbird. But for both hearts, revenge can be deadly when it's nourished.
Anomaly Defense Director and shapeshifter Bert Blackfeather doesn't need a boss with no experience. So what if she's beautiful or gives him a jolt when she shakes his hand? He never plans to get seriously involved with another woman—not in this lifetime.
Phoebe Wagner, an empath with psychometric abilities and an advocate for the deaf, gets more than she bargained for with Bert. One touch and she relives his IED injuries. So what if he's handsome and hot? She doesn't need to add his secrets to her own. Phoebe's are bad enough.
When his niece goes missing from Hotel LaBelle, Bert goes to Montana to help—and Phoebe insists on going with him. Can these two hard-headed people share their darkest secrets in order to work together? It may be the only way to save an endangered child—and their own hearts when Bert's past rears its ugly head.

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November 12 - 30, 2018
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About Sharon Buchbinder

Sharon Buchbinder
Sharon Buchbinder has been writing fiction since middle school and has the rejection slips to prove it. An RN, she provided health care delivery, became a researcher, association executive, and obtained a PhD in Public Health. She is the author of the Hotel LaBelle Series, the Jinni Hunter Series, and the Obsession Series. When not teaching or writing, she can be found fishing, walking her dogs, or breaking bread and laughing with family and friends in Baltimore, MD and Punta Gorda, FL.


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Review: DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION by Lori Foster!!


My Review: Lori gets me every time!! I was so sad to see the Body Armor series end, but I knew it was time to move on. But like always, when Lori Foster shuts something down, she begins something even better - I always doubt that it's possible, and she always proves me wrong. And, and and! Our new hero is named Brodie - which, I have to say, is a name I absolutely love. It just sounds so sexy, right? And let me just tell you now, he lives up to the sexyness of his name.

Along with a hot hero, we get a fantastic story, here. Once again, Lori Foster proves she deserves her bestseller rank with amazing characterization, a plot that can really suck you in, and suspense that leaves you on the edge of your seat. She's one of the best authors out there when it comes to seamlessly weaving in a complex and engaging plot with a true romance and some serious steam. I can always feel the connection between her characters, and Driven to Distraction is no different. I can't wait for more!!

Cover Lovin': A Lori Foster classic!

Recommendation: Beginning of a new series to love!

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!! Another truly awesome book by Lori Foster, and I cannot wait for more!

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Foster comes DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION, the first in Lori’s sizzling new Road to Love series! Grab your copy today!



When desire gets this hot, you’d better buckle up…

Mary Daniels doesn’t let anything get in the way of her job acquiring rare artifacts for her wealthy boss. But this particular obstacle—huge, hard-muscled, unashamedly masculine—is impossible to ignore. Stuck in a cramped car with Brodie Crewsfor hours en route to their new assignment, Mary feels her carefully crafted persona—and her trademark self-control—is slipping, and she won’t allow it.

Brodie can’t imagine what secret in Mary’s past has left her so buttoned-up, though he’d dearly love to find out. Maybe then she’d trust him enough to explore their explosive chemistry. But he needs this job, so he’ll play by her rules and bide his time…until an enemy determined to outwit them strikes and he needs to get close—in every way—to protect her. Otherwise they could lose much more than a precious collectible. They could lose it all.



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    EXCERPT: As he wove them seamlessly through the traffic, off an exit ramp, along a short drive through a commercial area, then back onto the expressway again, Mary had a revelation: everything about Brodie Crews was over the top. His rugged good looks. His teasing manner. His frank way of speaking. And now, she had to add, his skill at driving. He maneuvered with ease, weaving through traffic without speeding, seeming to find his way in and out of communities instinctively, all the while being completely relaxed. In fact, if it hadn’t been for seeing his anger at the men who’d approached his car, she would wonder if Brodie Crews took anything seriously. For the rest of the drive, she helped keep watch but she didn’t spot the SUV again. Finally, she could relax too. “I think you lost them.” He shot her a look of comical indignation. “You had doubts?” Not really. And for some absurd reason, she was proud of him. What would he think if she told him that? He’d probably make a few more jokes, laugh it off, and continue being outrageous. Belatedly, she answered him. “No.” “No?” “I didn’t have any real doubts.” “Good. Because my guess is that they’ll somehow catch up to us on the way back. I mean, if they’re following, the whole point would be to steal from us whatever your boss bought, right?” That was always a possibility. There’d been other times where she and a driver were waylaid, the goods stolen, and she’d had to go back to Therman empty-handed. She would avoid that as best she could. “Yes, it’s possible.” Cavalier, somewhat cocky, he said, “Hey, don’t sweat it. I’ll make sure we make the delivery, and on time, too.” Mary appreciated his confidence because it boosted her own—especially as they left the highway for the less traveled roads that would take them to their destination. Giving up her vigilance, she watched Brodie instead. His relaxed posture belied the alert way he took in his surroundings. She realized that he knew trouble could happen, but also believed that he could handle it. Astounding. She’d never known a man so convincingly capable. She’d call him arrogant, except that he was so big, so powerful and formidably hard all over, it was easy to believe he could handle just about everything that might come their way. Thinking that warmed her and she slipped off her button-up shirt, leaving her in the thin tank top, her arms exposed to the cooler air-conditioning. That helped, but not enough. Especially when she knew that Brodie noted her every movement, even though he wasn’t obvious about it. More heat uncurled from deep inside her, making her breasts feel heavy, her inner thighs tight. It was an un familiar heat, but she recognized it for what it was—base lust. For Brodie. Insane. Ill-advised. But apparently unavoidable. Before she did something stupid, it seemed wise to distract herself by ensuring Brodie understood every possibility. “They could have been following us for another reason.” “Yeah?” He pulled up to a red light and, after checking the traffic in every direction, turned to look at her. “What’s that?” Having that dark, direct gaze aimed at her didn’t help to redirect her thoughts. His eyelashes were almost girly, they were so thick and dark, but Brodie was more elementally male than any man she’d ever met. He quirked a brow. “If we were anywhere else, I’d take that as an invitation.” As if coming out of a trance, she blinked. “What?” “The way you’re looking at me?” His voice was deep, a little rough. “That usually means—” “They may just want to rule out what Therman is getting,” she blurted, cutting him off. Dear God, she had been staring at him like a starving woman. She almost considered putting her button-up shirt back on, just to make sure he didn’t misunderstand. But maybe that would be even more obvious, displaying her uncertainty in situations like this. “They?” he asked, his supercilious brow still up. “The men following us.” She jumped on the topic, hoping to talk past her own embarrassment. She wanted him, really wanted him, and it didn’t make any sense at all. She tried for her confident smile. “There are several collectors who want the same items. Usually whoever is willing to pay the most comes out the victor.” He grinned. “Sounds like some serious sport.” “Oh, believe me, collectors take it very seriously.” Needlessly, she checked her hair, smoothed her skirt, and overall squirmed over her own revelations. She’d been forever without a man. Why now, and why him? She didn’t have any answers; she only knew that he was off limits. Damn.  
  About Lori Foster: Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN. Visit her online at        

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Title: Love Money

Author: Jami Wagner

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Sam. Jett. Clint. Jimmy. One I need to keep alive. One is stalking me. One has lied his way into my heart. And the last one ... he's going to kill me if I don't give him what he wants. Someone died because of me. But this go-around, I could get the girl and solve the case at the same time. Protecting my heart ... yeah, that wasn't in my training.  

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I spin around to resume my spot in line—it still hasn’t moved—when the doors to the building main entrance open with a bang. “Hurry up, man. I don’t have all fucking day to do this!” I flinch at the harsh tone from the man passing me in the hall. He pops his neck, revealing the edge of a tattoo from under the oversized white T-shirt that clearly hides his ass since his jeans are failing to do their job. He must see my movement out of the corner of his eye because he lowers his cell from his ear. He pins me with a glare, his eyes narrowing to the smallest slits I’ve ever seen. They look black, cold, full of warning and familiar. More than familiar, actually. They belong to Clint Grover. He used to run around with my sister’s ex, Drew, very briefly before he wound up in jail. He must be out now. “What the fuck are you looking at?” he snaps, continuing on his way. I glance to the floor, not giving him the satisfaction of a response. He clearly doesn’t recognize me. I want to keep it that way. “Hold up a sec, man,” he says, and my focus on the carpet in front of me is filled with a pair of worn-out Nikes. “Charlie Campbell?” Shit. I shake my head but don’t look up. My hands are shaking like I’m holding one of those damn work-out shake it things. I take a slow breath, hoping he doesn’t notice. “I know it’s you. Look up.” I don’t. I move to step around him, but he sidesteps to stay in front of me. “I said: Look. Up.” With a heart beating so fast you’d think I drank twenty Red Bulls this morning, I meet his gaze. I can do this. “I knew it. Well, well, well, this is fun.” The smell of a skunk fills my nostrils, and I swallow in a breath not to throw up. “What do you want, Clint?” I ask. “Ah, so you even recognize me. It isn’t the tattoos, is it?” With a face I know holds no expression, I don’t answer him. I just want to get out of here. Far away from him. “The boys know you’re back?” he asks, clicking his tongue against his teeth when I don’t answer. I sigh. If I just talk to him, this will be over quicker. “No. A little hard to spread the news when they’re in jail,” I say. “Now, if you’ll excuse me.” Again, I move to step around him the other way, and again, he steps in front of me. “What? You’re not happy to see me?” I hold my head up but continue to refuse looking at him. Be strong. “If you’re not going to tell me what you want, then please, step aside.” “Damn, you’re a lot more feisty than I remember. I think I like it.” He starts to step toward me, but I say, “Are you going to move or not?” My heart is pounding and my hands are shaking. I can’t decide if I want to scream or cry. His head tilts slowly and his eyes never leave mine. Finally, he steps aside. “I hope to see you soon,” he calls out behind me as I’m basically sprinting down the hallway. I don’t stop to get back in line. I don’t stop till I’m out the doors and in my car with every door locked. Holy shit.

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JAMI WAGNER was born in Wyoming. Still living in the Cowboy State, Jami and her husband are currently writing their own love story with their yellow Lab. Jami enjoys writing Romance and published her debut novella, Date in the Dark, in 2015. Her first full-length novel, Just One Kiss, was published in October 2015 and is the first book in her Black Alcove series. The remainder in the series, Just One Night, Just One Touch, Just One Moment, and Just One Spark are available now. Visit and connect with Jami at, on Facebook at, on Twitter at @Jami_Wagner, or on Instagram at @JAMIWAGNER_.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Review: NEVER LET ME FALL by Abbie Roads!!

My Review: I'm going to start this off by saying I did not read the previous two books in this series, and I survived just fine. I think there's some stuff that would have had more of an impact if I did know the back story to it, but overall, I connected with the story and the characters enough that I didn't need that background.

I may not have read this book, but I have read other things by this author, and she is a rock star when it comes to the deep, dark, painful stuff. She knows how to hurt you, scare you, and then thank you when it's all said and done. I can see why this would be considered a psychological thriller more than a paranormal story - I definitely feel like my brain got a workout. And I might even go so far to say it's more like speculative fiction than paranormal - so if regular paranormal isn't your genre of choice, you might still want to give this one a chance. It's so, so worth a read!

Cover Lovin': I love that icy color with that hint of brightness in the middle.

Recommendation: Can be read as a stand-alone.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)!!! Now I have to find the previous books and read them ASAP!

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Title: NEVER LET ME FALL Series: Fatal Dreams Author: Abbie Roads Genre: Psychological Thriller Release: November 6th


Seeing is believing... Thomas Brown can't see color, but he can see people's true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he's starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white... Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena's past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs. As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they'll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness.


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Abbie Roads loves Snickers Parfaits and acrylic pour painting. It’s her new obsession. The pour painting. Not the parfaits. Though the parfaits would qualify as an obsession too. She spends her days a mental health counselor always looking on the brightside, but at night she likes to write dark and dangerous things—with kissing and sexy times. She loves reading inspirational quotes and stories about serial killers. She is married to her favorite fellow and they have two cranky old rescue dogs that are not spoiled. Not at all. Okay. Maybe a little. Alright, the dogs are terribly spoiled, but they do give lots of cuddles and kisses in return.

Review: THE BASTARD by Lisa Renee Jones!

My Review: I'm not sure I can breathe right now. That ending - THAT CLIFFHANGER! I think I actually made a strangled noise when I realized that was all I was going to get until the next book. But... how will I survive? I loved this story. I mean... LOVED, all in caps, with much emphasis. With a title like The Bastard, and this premise, I knew I'd be interested, but holy cowbells...

This probably isn't going to be a review as much as it is me hyperventilating because I liked this so much, and I cannot come up with the right words to express that. I love Lisa Renee Jones' writing no matter what - she great at making me love or hate the right people, and she's tops when it comes to making me really get an emotional connection. But this book... it might be her best yet! At least until the next one...

Cover Lovin': Look at those eyes!

Recommendation: Cliffhanger ahead!

Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars (5/5)!!! Excuse me while I go stare at the corner and breathe into a paper bag until I get the next book. 

I'm the bastard child, son to the mistress, my father's backup heir to the Kingston empire. He sent me to Harvard. I left and became a Navy SEAL, but I'm back now, and I finished school on my own dime. I'm now a few months from being a billionaire myself. I don't need my father's company or his love. My "brother" can have it. I will never go back there. I will never be the mistake my father made, the way he was the mistake my mother made.
And then she walks in the door, the princess I'd once wanted more than I'd wanted my father's love. She wants me to come back. She says my father needs to be saved. I don't want to save my father but I do want her. Deeply. Passionately. More than I want anything else.
But she's The Princess and I'm The Bastard. We don't fit. We don't belong together and yet she says that she needs me. We're like sugar and spice, we don't mix, but I really crave a taste. Just one. What harm can just one taste do?
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“This is a bad idea,” she whispers, but her voice is raspy, affected, the taste of her hunger damn near on my tongue. I kiss her, a quick brush of lips, and a lick that has the heat between us damn near explosive. “Still think it’s a bad idea?” Her hands flatten on my chest but they flex rather than push. “We both know this is wrong.” “And yet you followed me here.” “You said that already,” “You knew what would happen,” I accuse. “I was angry.” I certainly know where anger and family collide, in ways I won’t explain to anyone. My jaw sets hard and I release her, putting a wide step between us. “Stay or go, but if you stay, you’re going to end up naked.” “I know your father’s an asshole, but my mother loves him and my father’s company is now a part of this one.” “The part where I said that if you stayed, you’d end up naked.” I reach for her and pull her to me. “You did understand that, correct?” “I don’t scare off that easily. If I did, I wouldn’t be working for your father and under your brother.” “It’s me I want you under,” I say, molding her close, my hands sliding up her back. “I’m too young and stupid for business, but I’m just right to fuck?” she challenges. “I’m warning you, Harper, not talking down to you. And if you’re young and stupid, so was I.” “You wanted to be here,” she says. “Yes,” I say, tangling my fingers into her hair. “I wanted to be here, just like I want to be right here, right now, with you.” My mouth closes down on hers once more, a deep thrust of tongue that’s as unforgiving as my father would be if it came down to choosing her or Isaac. It’s all about demand and I expect her to push back, to give me the rejection that sends her to the door and me to the fucking airport. That’s not what I get. Her hand on my chest doesn’t push me away. She moans and her elbow softens, those perfect curves I’d admired from a distance now pressed nice and close, right up to the moment she jerks back. “My God. What are we doing? You’re my stepbrother.” I walk her back against the wall, my hands caressing up her ribcage to cup her breasts. “I told you,” I say, stroking my thumbs over her nipples. “I’m not your fucking brother. Not now. Not ever.” I cup her face, lean in and my mouth finds her mouth, and if she thought my tongue unforgiving before now, she was wrong. This is unforgiving. It’s in my blood. It’s who I am, who I was born to be. A bastard who wants her. I have this sudden need that consumes me. I shove my hand into the top of her dress, fingering her nipple. She makes this soft, sexy sound that has my cock twitching, expanding beneath my zipper. As if she knows, she presses her hand to my crotch and holy fuck, I need inside this woman. I push off the wall and shrug out of my jacket, my gaze raking over the tops of her breasts. Her teeth scrape her bottom lip, and I want that mouth on my body. I want my mouth on her body. I toss the jacket, rip away my tie, and she doesn’t run away as I half expect she will. She closes the space between us, her fingers on my buttons, working them down my shirt, but when one hand slides down to my crotch, I react. I slow things down before I fuck her and this is over, and when it is, I’m gone. Suddenly I’m not ready to leave, which is why I turn her to the wall, and force her hands to its surface, yanking down her zipper before I pull my shirt over my head. I step into her, my erection at her backside, my lips at her ear. “You saw me watching you across the pool,” I say, my fingers catching the straps at her shoulders. “Of course I saw you. You wanted me to see you.” “Yes. I did. I wanted you to know I wanted to fuck you.” I shove the straps of her dress down her arms. “I wanted you to know I wanted you naked.” I pull the dress down, and with no bra to contend with I have it down her hips and to her feet. I lift her and kick it away, taking a moment to appreciate just how perfect her heart-shaped ass is before I turn her to face me. My fingers tangle in her hair and I pull her to me. “And since you’re here,” I add, “I will assume you got that message loud and clear.” “I’m still angry and you’re still an arrogant asshole, but apparently it doesn’t matter, so fuck me before I come to my senses.” I press my cheek to hers, my hand on her cheek, lips by her ear. “I promise to use my tongue in all the right places to make sure you have no regrets.” She pants out a breath that tells me my words affect her and I’m right there when she does, kissing her again, drinking her in, and damn she tastes good; one part innocence, one part a drug that knows how good it feels. And she does feel so fucking good. I scoop her up and carry her through the living area to the bedroom, because hell, I don’t know, it just feels like I should fuck her on the bed, though I could have easily kept her right there by the door. I want this woman. I want her in a bad way and I wanted her from the moment I saw her by that pool. I set her on her feet and I pull her close. “This is where I lick and you come on my tongue.”
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is also the author of the bestselling WHITE LIES and LILAH LOVE series. Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.