Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Reckless - Lex Martin





Title: Reckless
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: February 20, 2018




Blurb


Tori…
For the record, I’m
not going to hook up with my boss.

I'm a lot of
things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be
near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow,
which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.

I don't want to be
tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or
the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won't get the key to my
heart, no matter how much I want him. 

Ethan…
Between us, she's
the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce. 

What sane man trying
to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles,
and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn't notice.

My focus is on my
kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to
mine. It doesn't matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my
life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can't have and shouldn't
want, no matter how much I crave her. 








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OUR REVIEW:

Reckless by Lex Martin is a wonderfully written story about a couple named Tori and Ethan. They both have a past of not healthy relationships . There is something, a spark between them but Tori is the nanny to Ethan's kids and she is off limits, well should be. 

The chemistry between these two characters is really intriguing and I enjoyed reading these two. Tori is a strong independent lady who just wants to be loved. Ethan just wants a happy family. The awe in seeing Tori and his kids become attached is just amazing especially how quickly it happens. 
The supporting characters, I enjoyed reading about as well. 

This is a standalone, and I highly recommend it to others.  If you are looking for a great read about a rancher good looking guy who cares about his family and attracted to his Nanny who should be off limits then go one-click this book. 


Parts of the story  I liked;

The kids interacting with Tori 

"You're just passionate. When you love someone, you give your whole heart."  

"This girl is amazing.Thoughtful. Sweet with my kids Sexy as hell."



Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters 5/5
Heat 4/5
Writing Style- 5/5
Overall rating- 5/5


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Author Bio

Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa
angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When
she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.
She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl,
and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's lived all
over the country but currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and twin
daughters.



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REVIEW - Reckless - Lex Martin



TITLE - Reckless
AUTHOR - Lex Martin







Blurb:

Tori…
For the record, I’m not going to hook up with my boss.

I'm a lot of things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.

I don't want to be tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won't get the key to my heart, no matter how much I want him. 

Ethan…
Between us, she's the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce. 

What sane man trying to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles, and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn't notice.

My focus is on my kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to mine. It doesn't matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can't have and shouldn't want, no matter how much I crave her. 



Heather's Review:


Reckless by Lex Martin is a wonderfully written story about a couple named Tori and Ethan. They both have a past of not healthy relationships . There is something, a spark between them but Tori is the nanny to Ethan's kids and she is off limits, well should be. 

The chemistry between these two characters is really intriguing and I enjoyed reading these two. Tori is a strong independent lady who just wants to be loved. Ethan just wants a happy family. The awe in seeing Tori and his kids become attached is just amazing especially how quickly it happens. 
The supporting characters, I enjoyed reading about as well. 

This is a standalone, and I highly recommend it to others.  If you are looking for a great read about a rancher good looking guy who cares about his family and attracted to his Nanny who should be off limits then go one-click this book. 


Parts of the story  I liked;

The kids interacting with Tori 

"You're just passionate. When you love someone, you give your whole heart."  

"This girl is amazing.Thoughtful. Sweet with my kids Sexy as hell."



Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters 5/5
Heat 4/5
Writing Style- 5/5
Overall rating- 5/5








Release Blitz & Review - Eternal Mourning - Carrie Ann Ryan


About ETERNAL MOURNING

In the seventh book of the Talon Pack series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, a Healer is forced to come to grips with the idea that he can’t save everyone…including the woman he loves.
Walker Brentwood vowed to the moon goddess that he’d protect his Pack and Heal with every last ounce of his power. He’s watched his siblings and cousin battle the worst circumstances to find love and is now afraid that the one woman who could be his might not have much time left. The rules of mating have changed, and Walker will do what he has to in order to protect the bonds that have eluded him for so long.
Aimee Reagan knows there’s something wrong with her. She’s known since the first time she found out shifters were real and magic existed. When the Talon Pack’s enemy sets his sights on her, her battle to survive becomes even harder.
Walker and Aimee must turn to each other when the powers around them change and the paths that had been laid before them are no longer clear. But when their passion threatens a curse far older than anyone dreamed, they’ll only have one chance to save something worth more than a mating bond. Their future.


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Our Review:

Ahhh! Give me more. Seriously! This is only the second book in this series that I have read, but I am addicted. I am still curious about what happened before, but I don’t feel lost at all when reading this book. Eternal Mourning was much needed for me. Aimee is an amazing character and I just had to know what was going on with her. This book has a bit of mystery and a lot of action and heat. 

Aimee has something going on with her and the pack doc, Walker can’t help but attempt to help her. The question is, what is wrong with her? As they head on this journey together they start to question everything around them. Are things how they seem? Is there more to their connection that they originally thought? You will just have to read to find out.

Aimee is an amazing character. I love how feisty she is, even when she isn’t feeling well. I also relate to how she feels sometimes. I am just like her. I am the one always trying to stay strong for everyone else. I think it was appropriate to have her be the one who is having issues with being able to keep that going. Walker is hot as sin. Not only is he a doctor, but he is a nurturer. I think often times we get so caught up in the solider types that we forget how nice a nurturing man can be. I liked this about him.

Oh man did I feel the heat in this book. Walker being as sexy as he is could melt a book all on his own. Add in the chemistry that him and Aimee obviously have, well then you should call the fire department. There is about to be a fire you can’t put out! I loved all the scenes between these characters.

The writing style of this book is interesting. I like the dual point of view. The pace of the book is steady as well. I like how the author uses her descriptions. I also really enjoyed how she gave us an idea of where the next book will be going by giving us a quick glimpse from those characters point of views. It was an interesting way to draw the readers in.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I cannot wait to continue reading and see where this pack ends up overall. I would recommend this series to others. It is a wonderful paranormal romance. It has just the right amounts of action, heat, romance, and mystery.

Star Ratings: 
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5



About Carrie Ann Ryan

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.




Monday, 19 February 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Forbidden Lyrics - Jodie Larson

We are thrilled to be bringing you Jodie Larson's FORBIDDEN LYRICS, the third standalone in her Lightning Strikes rockstar series. Fans of contemporary romance are not going to want to miss this one--be sure to grab your copy today!



About FORBIDDEN LYRICS

Falling in love with your best friend's sister is never a good idea. Getting caught kissing her, that's even worse.

I watched Lizzie Donovan grow up - from pigtails and scraped knees to pouty lips and lush curves.

It wasn't until one night nine years ago in the front seat of her car, with her lips on mine, that I realized what I was feeling was far more than friendship.

Of course, I felt her brother's wicked left hook shortly after.

One promise was all it took to push her away.

Not anymore.

This is my chance.

I have three months to convince her that she's the song in my heart and we're more than just forbidden lyrics.

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Read an excerpt from FORBIDDEN LYRICS



The house lights dim, leaving the whole place practically in darkness. A hush falls over the crowd as if the lack of light was in control of their voices. Pretty sure we’re the only table that knows what’s about to happen.

The steady beat of a drum, counting out a punishing rhythm break through the silence. A bass guitar joins in, followed closely by two more guitars. It’s a pattern I’ve heard all my life. Each instrument getting its turn to take the spotlight before coming together as a whole.

A spotlight cuts through the darkness and every girl in the room loses their mind before rushing the stage. Flashes from cell phones compete against the swirling lights illuminating the dance floor. The four of them stand there, perfectly comfortable in their surroundings, taking command of the area. Kade winds at the girls in front while Myles struts his stuff along the right side of the stage. You can barely see Pax’s head above the drum set, but every once in a while, you sneak a glimpse of his smile.

But that’s not what I’m focusing on. No, I’m drawn to the one standing off to the side, keeping a constant rhythm and not drawing as much attention to himself. Damn. If I thought Breck looked good sitting on a bar stool, he looks a million times better with a spotlight shining directly on him.




 OUR REVIEW:

“Forbidden romance, 5 stars”

Brecken has always had a thing for his best friend’s sister, but years ago that idea was stomped out. Now though, those feelings are coming back. Will he be able to score and keep the girl he’s always wanted or will loyalty stand in the way?
Lizzie always dreamed of a life with Breck, it started out innocent enough and then grew over time. When she finally thought all the cards were falling into place her brother came in and ruined it all, but it was for the best. She was too young at the time. But now they are both adults and they still drift towards each other, is this another shot at happily ever after?
I adored both Brecken and Lizzie. She was strong in her own way and was one of the boys growing up. She didn’t have it easy have rockers for brothers but she loved them nonetheless. Now its just a matter of will she let her guard down and keep it down for Breck. Both of them have loyalty in spades when it comes to her brother and he’s the only thing keeping them apart. Will he cave and let his two-favorite people be happy?

Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5

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SERENADING THE SHADOWS

No one should have their life planned out at the age of three. Yet that’s exactly what happened to Adrienne Carmichael. Paving the way as the “piano prodigy” was all her parents wanted…Only she didn’t.

All she wished for was to be normal, to be a regular teenager and everything that came with it—including the decisions that would shape her life.

Wish granted.

Ten years later, scarred and broken, she knows that being alone isn’t everything she imagined. The piano is finally everything, except nobody will ever hear her play again.

All that changes when a sexy-as-sin rock god blows into her life. Tall and tattooed with jet-black hair and a dangerous bad boy smile…he’s every girl’s fantasy.

To her, he's a distraction, yet Kade Evans is everything she shouldn't want.

Instinct tells her to run, but she can’t get him out of her mind.

But may, just maybe he can be the one to pull her from the shadows before the darkness swallows her…for good.

GOODREADS / AMAZON




NOTES OF THE PAST

I love women.
And it’s easy to see why. Being the lead guitarist for the country’s hottest band, Lightning Strikes, has them practically jumping into my bed and walking out the door just as quick. Which is perfect for me. Emotions complicate things, and I don’t do complicated.
Not anymore.
Sure, I was in love once, and it was great. Then it was gone. That’s when I vowed never again. Life is better without empty, broken promises.
After five years of hard work, sacrifices, and determination, everything I’ve ever wanted is in my grasp: a successful career, touring city after city and being accountable to no one.
Then she starts appearing in the crowds. The girl I once loved, and who walked away.
Only, Tatum Mitchell wasn’t just any girl; she was my girl.
Will she be the wedge that drives the last part of my heart away, or will she break down the walls I’ve built. We’re connected through the lyrics of our heart and the notes of our past, but is that enough?

GOODREADS / AMAZON






About JODIE LARSON

Jodie Larson is a wife and mother to four beautiful girls, making their home in northern Minnesota along the shore of Lake Superior. When she isn't running around to various activities or working her regular job, you can find her sitting in her favorite spot reading her new favorite book or camped out somewhere quiet trying to write her next manuscript. She's addicted to reading (just ask her kids or husband) and loves talking books even more so with her friends. She's also a lover of all things romance and happily ever afters, whether in movies or in books, as shown in her extensive collection of both.






REVIEW - Menace - Laramie Briscoe



TITLE - Menace

AUTHOR - Laramie Briscoe




Released March 9th


Blurb:


Mason “Menace” Harrison

“Single and ready to mingle……”

Those are the words above every picture of almost every female that strikes my interest on this dating app my son talked me into getting. After being a single dad for seventeen years, I’m ready to spread my wings, just not with most of the co-eds who keep hitting on me and calling me daddy.

Now that Caleb’s in his Senior year of high school, I feel like I can let go of the iron-clad control I’ve had on myself without his Mom in our lives. I’ve enjoyed raising him, love the relationship we have, and while he went off the rails for a bit last year, we’re closer than we’ve ever been. He’s got a full ride to the University of Alabama, and I’ve settled into my spot with the Moonshine Task Force.

But my son doesn’t warm my bed, he isn’t someone I can share my dreams with, and he’s not the person I want to grow old with by my side. I’m not sure who that is yet, but the smokin’ hot lady going by the name BeachBum83 definitely has every single bit of my interest.

Karina Holland

“Looking for a good time, maybe more…..”

Those were the lamest words I ever typed in my life, but it was the best I had for the dating app my friend, Violet talked me into joining. I didn’t have any high hopes for myself. As a High School English teacher, I’m sick of pervy Dad’s hitting on me when they come in to discuss their child’s lack of motivation to read the classics and apply themselves.

Until the day Mason Harrison walks into my classroom. I had no idea Caleb’s Dad was the man I met off that dating app who showed me how flexible I really am in the back of his Jeep. Within minutes of the parent/teacher conference he proved the sparks weren’t one-time only when we christened my desk.

Mason and Caleb? They touch a part of my heart that no one’s ever touched before, and when a threat from the past shows up, I prove just how tough I really am. 



Jennifer's Review:


I am crying right now!!!! Not only because this is an end to an amazing series, but also because this book is so emotional. Menace is the final book of the Moonshine Taskforce Series, or at least that’s the way it seems right now. Menace follows Mason, another member of the team and also the only single member. We have met Menace in all the others books so I was super excited to read about him. This book can be read as a standalone, but I suggest you read the entire series to get the full effect. While the main plot is centered around the main characters, there is also a minor plot that has been spanning the series.

Mason is the single dad of the taskforce. We watch as his son grows up in the eyes of the rest of the taskforce and some of the issues he has had to deal with. This book is his possibility at his own happy ending. The plot of this book is entering the dating scene after being out of it for so long. So much has changed since the last time Mason dated, especially since he was in his teens then. Now, with his son turning 18, he decides to put himself back out there. Will he find true love or just a bunch of duds?

The main characters in this book are perfect. Mason is such a devoted dad. That is so attractive in a man. Your children should always come first. He also has a harder, alpha side as well. He is the perfect mix for a man. Then you have Karina. She is a little minx. She is a sweet school teacher with a wild side she hides. She has her own past she is trying to move on from. I liked watching these two go on a journey together.

The heat between these two is off the charts. From the very first chapter, these two are melting panties all over the world. I was not expecting action like that so soon. I loved how this jump started what would be a whirlwind romance. With passion this hot though, will they get burned? You will have to read to find out.

The writing style of this book is nice. It is told in dual point of view so we get to see each characters perspective. The steady is pace as well. I also love the main conflict in this book. Often times I am looking for some type of relationship issue to pop up, but in this book the conflict is different. That makes this book unique. The only complaint I have is I felt the ending was a bit rushed.

Overall, this book made me laugh, cry, and want to throw things. My heart stopped at times while other times I was reading at such a fast pace because I couldn’t wait to get more. This was the perfect ending to this series and I look forward to reading more from this author. I would recommend this series to others.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 4.5/5
Overall: 4.5/5




Sunday, 18 February 2018

REVIEW - Demon Escape - MJ Haag





TITLE - Demon Escape

AUTHOR - M.J. Haag







Released Feb 27th






Blurb:



Eden Terry survived the first ring of hell only to end up in the second one. 

With nothing but a trowel and her wits, she's determined to escape the work camp holding her prisoner. She dreams of finding a safe haven and living in the new, devastated world on her own. 

However, surviving alone after she escapes proves more difficult than she ever imagines. While running from zombies and hellhounds, a new creature emerges. This one isn't after her blood. He wants much more. 

Eden must decide who the real devils are between man and demon. Choosing wrong could cost her life; choosing correctly could lead her to the haven she's been searching for. 




Jennifer's Review:



SHE’S DONE IT AGAIN! Seriously. Can this author get any better? Demon Escape is another thrilling story in the world of the Resurrection Chronicles. This story is another glimpse of the new world MJ and Becca created. While I was partially sad to hear that Becca would not be collaborating on this book, I was overjoyed with the result. This book feels much like the rest with it’s own unique tale to tell.

The plot of this book is unique on it’s own. Yes there is still that underlying romance in the book, but this story follows another survivor. Eden survived the beginning of the end of the world and ended up in a place that was not pleasant. I liked how this book showed how things had ended up and what it was like to survive the entire thing without assistance from our wonderful main males. I feel like this was a needed point of view in this series. 
Eden is such a strong character. I love how smart and resilient she is. There were many times I was like “Go girl. You got this.” I feel like she made many smart decisions for herself, even if I was sitting back going just trust this person already. It felt authentic to the character because lord knows if I am in the similar situation, I would not be handing out my trust like candy. Then you have Ghua. I liked him in the first books. I feel he got a bad rap for some of his actions, but like most, I feel he was just misunderstood. This is an entirely new world, and learning more about Ghua and his actions just made me love him more.
Just in case you forgot, this is an adult book with some adult situations. With that being said, Oh holy hell the heat was dialed up in this book. All I can say is that these two were panty melting worthy. They were also funny as all heck. Just wait until you read and you find out about all the funny banter between Eden and Ghua. You will appreciate this part of the book more. 
The writing style is flawless. I got so lost in the book that I had no opportunity to even notice anything else about the book. I just devoured it front to back in one sitting. The pace of the book is fast, but in a good way. It is exactly what you would expect from a post-apocalyptic world. I just really hope the author continues on because I am DYING to know more about these guys and watch them find their forever one. 
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I am just sitting back and thinking it will be too long until I can get another glimpse into this world. Like seriously. I need more NOW! Alas, I will have to sit back and reread the others until the new one is released. If you hadn’t figured it out yet, I would recommend this book to others and think you are crazy if you haven’t picked up this series and gave it a whirl.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters:5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5



REVIEW - Eternal Mourning - Carrie Ann Ryan



TITLE - Eternal Mourning 
AUTHOR - Carrie Ann Ryan







Blurb:


In the seventh book of the Talon Pack series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, a Healer is forced to come to grips with the idea that he can’t save everyone…including the woman he loves.

Walker Brentwood vowed to the moon goddess that he’d protect his Pack and Heal with every last ounce of his power. He’s watched his siblings and cousin battle the worst circumstances to find love and is now afraid that the one woman who could be his might not have much time left. The rules of mating have changed, and Walker will do what he has to in order to protect the bonds that have eluded him for so long.

Aimee Reagan knows there’s something wrong with her. She’s known since the first time she found out shifters were real and magic existed. When the Talon Pack’s enemy sets his sights on her, her battle to survive becomes even harder.

Walker and Aimee must turn to each other when the powers around them change and the paths that had been laid before them are no longer clear. But when their passion threatens a curse far older than anyone dreamed, they’ll only have one chance to save something worth more than a mating bond. Their future.
 


Jennifer's Review:


Ahhh! Give me more. Seriously! This is only the second book in this series that I have read, but I am addicted. I am still curious about what happened before, but I don’t feel lost at all when reading this book. Eternal Mourning was much needed for me. Aimee is an amazing character and I just had to know what was going on with her. This book has a bit of mystery and a lot of action and heat.

Aimee has something going on with her and the pack doc, Walker can’t help but attempt to help her. The question is, what is wrong with her? As they head on this journey together they start to question everything around them. Are things how they seem? Is there more to their connection that they originally thought? You will just have to read to find out.

Aimee is an amazing character. I love how feisty she is, even when she isn’t feeling well. I also relate to how she feels sometimes. I am just like her. I am the one always trying to stay strong for everyone else. I think it was appropriate to have her be the one who is having issues with being able to keep that going. Walker is hot as sin. Not only is he a doctor, but he is a nurturer. I think often times we get so caught up in the solider types that we forget how nice a nurturing man can be. I liked this about him.

Oh man did I feel the heat in this book. Walker being as sexy as he is could melt a book all on his own. Add in the chemistry that him and Aimee obviously have, well then you should call the fire department. There is about to be a fire you can’t put out! I loved all the scenes between these characters.

The writing style of this book is interesting. I like the dual point of view. The pace of the book is steady as well. I like how the author uses her descriptions. I also really enjoyed how she gave us an idea of where the next book will be going by giving us a quick glimpse from those characters point of views. It was an interesting way to draw the readers in.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I cannot wait to continue reading and see where this pack ends up overall. I would recommend this series to others. It is a wonderful paranormal romance. It has just the right amounts of action, heat, romance, and mystery.


Star Ratings: 
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5