Monday, July 14, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Word Play by Amalie Silver

Author: Amalie Silver

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Smut sells.
Michael Rourke learned this the hard way.

Struggling to make ends meet as a mystery writer, he sold his soul - and his pride - as he pedaled sex and lust writing under the pen name Christoph Strong.

No one knew he was the one behind the steamy stories on the bestsellers lists. And he planned to keep it that way.

Until he met her.

Monica Singer, an infamous blogger, is keen to discover the truth of his secret identity.

During a chance meeting at a book convention, Michael and Monica form an instant connection. And soon, an innocent online friendship becomes something so much more.

But as Michael starts to let his guard down, he doesn’t realize that the person he's learning to trust may be hiding secrets of her own.

Secrets that could ultimately destroy everything.



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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: Shattered Promises by J R Grant (Review by PJ)

In a perfect world, Lani Foster had it all; wonderful, supportive parents, two adorable little boys, an amazing husband whom she loved fiercely, and an unbreakable bond with her best friend, Parker, no one can tear apart.

But Lani never realized being happy would cost her years of pain, until tragedy strikes the Foster family, leaving her left hanging by a thread, questioning everything around her. 
Lies are exposed and secrets are brought to surface, destroying the one person who just wanted to feel loved- to be happy.

What do you do when you find out your marriage was nothing but a lie? Do you stand by the one person who abolishes your world? Or do you let go, and leave everything behind to start all over again?

Shattered Promises is about learning how to survive after the storm pulls you away. Everyone deserves a second chance to be happy, it's finding the special one to stand by your side and hold you in the rain.

Okay let me say this first... For Grant's first book, she knocked this one clear out of the park and maybe the parking lot!  Okay that said let's move into the story.

You start out with a Prologue that has you taking a shuttered breath with the intensity of the emotions that Grant was able to elicit from the reader (me). Lani is broken. But it's more than that really. Have you ever wondered how much you miss that sits right at the end of your nose? Sometimes we focus so much on the what's in front of us or behind us that we miss what sits there at the tip of our nose. 

Now, being a person who can relate to this story in a way, there were parts that had me in tears. What made it possible was Grant's incredible ability to describe the characters emotions without drowning me in details. I love knowing what my characters are seeing and feeling, but I don't need to know down to the speck of dust that fell to the ground. Grant gave me just enough to set me up and allowed me to fill in the rest. Because she was able to pull this off, it allowed me to fully dive into the story.

Okay all that aside, Lani marries the man that at first meeting she HATES. He was a best friend of her best friend, Parker. Oh, Parker. Talk about a loyal, caring, loving, seriously good looking man. If I had a best friend like that I'd certainly keep an EXTRA eye (and maybe more LMAO!!!) on him. 

Tragedy hits Lani when she's already weak. Things haven't been picture perfect in her life for a while, not that she's told anyone that. Not even her best friend. After that... nothing is the same and Lani starts losing herself. 

Parker who has loved her for so long, but never spoke on it, has to make a choice. Does he tell Lani everything he's finding out about Kade, her husband and his best friend? If he tells her, he'll be the one breaking her and he'd never dream of hurting her.  Eventually the decision is made for Parker.

GAH! For Lani she feels like she's been tossed out to sea with no life jacket. She's drowning and at times isn't even sure she wants to keep going.  The strength that eminates from Parker has my heart skipping a beat. Parker truly would have walked into the flames of hell if it'd save Lani any pain. I  loved loved loved Parker. hahahaha

JR Grant did such an amazing job on this book. It will leave you breathless, tear stricken, hopeful and so much more. I can't recommend this book enough. JR Grant has quickly jumped into my "Must Watch Authors" list and I can't wait to read more from her. If you haven't read this book, I can't stress what a heart touching story you are missing. If you've ever been loved and lied to, you can seriously relate to this book. If you haven't.... Hello there's Parker... need I say more? LMAO!!!!!!!

Blog Tour Stop (Review by Kia): Shattering the Darkness series by Jessica Spoon

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Harper Reagan has been through everything a woman could possibly go through. Losing her parents and entering foster care, only to be abused by her foster father. Running away at fifteen, she enters the world’s oldest profession to survive. And survive she did. 


If you call abuse, counted as property and tortured to no end surviving then that was what she did…survived. Her life was spared, but at what cost. Long ago Harper had died. Today, due to those decisions she made, she is left existing with no choice to do anything else. Staring the devil in the face daily for as long as she did, left its mark and pain behind for her to live with forever.

The pain of that survival scars her deeper than any physical wound she's ever received. 

Harper is finally living a better life and has a great business, friends, and a home finally her own. She will do anything to keep her past hidden, including jeopardizing her only chance at love and a truly good man.

Breccan Caldwell is everything Harper doesn't deserve. He's gorgeous, successful, caring and a true gentleman.

Can Breccan show Harper who she truly is? Or will he be pushed out by the darkness she allows herself to be consumed with?



Darkness Deserved

Friday night at the bar was busy. Every table was full all night and the bar was packed as well. I couldn’t have been happier. It was ten o’clock as I was making my rounds through the crowd checking tables and helping Emma, Beth and Mya, my waitresses, out. 

I had just finished setting down a round of shots at a table full of sorority girls and turned around to go back to the bar, when I felt a tingle start at the top of my head and move toward my groin. When it settled and my clit began to throb I just knew. I knew it was my Adonis.

Here at last.


I was hoping I could just go through life without this temptation. It’s okay Harper. You wore your big girl panties tonight so quit being such a fucktwat and grow a pair. I make my way to the bar as if I notice nothing and set the tray down for Mark and Rory, my bartenders tonight.

I head towards the end of the bar to take care of some orders I need to make, when I feel his presence beating against me from behind. It’s like he already owns my body. My skin begins to tingle, my heartbeat speeds up, and my breathing becomes shallow as I try to control it. I can feel the vein in my neck throbbing relentlessly. On the outside I know I appear composed and nonchalant, but inside- inside- I feel ready to burst. 

I just want Adonis to grab me, throw me on the bar and fill me as I know only he can at this moment. He brings both arms around me so that his hands are resting on the bar and he has me trapped between it and himself. He leans in and I can feel his breath wash over my exposed neck. I inhale his scent: soap, Armani and Adonis. God, I want him to bend me over. A million different scenarios run through my mind of how to close down the bar so I can please this man.

And that’s when I stop and ice runs through my veins. I spent four years pleasing men. I was not going down that path again.

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The repercussions of Harper’s past meeting her present have left her breathless and lost. She continues to fight an internal war with herself. Can she let the love Breccan has offered into her life? Or was she right to push him away for his own good?

As Harper struggles with this internal battle, will her past find her and tear down everything she has built?

Will Harper ever find her happily ever after?

Read the conclusion of the Shattering the Darkness Series.



Ok so I read the first book loved it and couldn't wait until the second book came out it was a little delayed but so worth the wait.  Jessica knows how to catch the readers attention not only by her words but damn let me tell you the hot sex and love story together made it so much better.

In book one you meet Beccan Cadwell one of Americas most eligible bachelors, playboy and known for building his company from the ground up.  You also meet Harper Reagan who had a dark past and thought she would never find love cause of it.  She had three really close friends that were her family Nikko, Avery and Brynn.  they helped thru everything good and bad and even the ugly.

As you get into book two it was an adventure from the beginning it was like reading a action movie with lots of action both in the bedroom and other areas of the story, you just have to read to find out.  This really was a page turner on trying to find out what was going to happen next.   Sorry for being to cryptic but I really don't want to give the story away.

During all that was going on you get to meet Duncan Peters, who is Duncan you ask well he is from Samantha Fontiens series Dragonfiles the Duncan Peters Files he is a special opps type of guy and totally hot you need to check it out.  So there is one clue about the book they needed someone with Duncan's background.  I told you it was an adventure.

Breccan and Harper (Dove) go thru a lot in the beginning in both books but it's a new relationship so things always are a little crazy right.  Breccan needs to find a way to get back his "Dove" and as much as Harper fights she knows she needs him in her life more than she realizes  it.  this love story brings you the ups and downs in relationships and life that have major outside forces trying to bring it down. Harper's past was not a good one and cause a lot of conflicts.  Harper starts to feel more like a burden then anything else with her dark past always following her and causing her friends harm.  But she is willing to risk it all even her Breccan her Adonis.

I really enjoyed reading this second book but I must warn you have a few yes I said few change of panties to get you thru this book maybe even a BOB lol.  This book is a roller coaster  ride packed with adventure. An I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.


Ascending Darkness 
It’s been years since I lived and breathed this way. Years since I had to wonder what would happen next. I’ve been lucky; living the good life and having whatever I wanted. I suppose I couldn’t really have it all; too greedy. It was never about money, though…. 

It was about being out of this life, having something more.


I don’t know if Nikko and Breccan know yet what has happened, or if they can even do anything about it. I imagine they will try and I hope they succeed, but how in the hell are they even going to find me? I don’t even know where I am or how I got here. How can two people that weren’t there do anything about it?

I look around the mostly dark room. The walls are a grayish color which looks to be from stains to the once white walls. The carpet is dark, almost a greenish color. There is a small bed in the corner with a table and a lamp that hardly sheds any light in this room. It smells musty in here, like a cemented basement. 

Maybe it is a basement.

I was unconscious when they took me and woke up in this room. 

I sigh and sit up on the bed so that I am facing the door. My hands are still tied with nylon rope and my wrists are raw, so it hurts to move them too much.

The door starts to open and I watch.

He walks in with the same grimy smile he always had. 

I hate you!

He walks closer to the bed, looks down at me and says, “Hey, babe. You’ve been busy. Looks like it’s time to pay your dues. Pants off. Now.”

Jessica grew up in a small town in Southern Iowa. She went to nursing school and became a nurse only to realize her passion was in writing and reading. She loves to spend her time with friends and is very close with her family. It took her a long time to realize she even had a joy of reading. Once having declared there was no point when the books always became movies. At twenty four she discovered how wrong she was and became obsessed with reading and made up for lost time by doing it nonstop. She began writing when dozens of ideas kept flowing through her mind that she knew she had to get out.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Delight by Lexi Buchanan (Review by PJ)

Delight, McKenzie Brothers, Book 3

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Kenza nightclub owner, Ruben McKenzie can have any woman he wants, but the only woman he wants is Rosie—his sweet innocent employee, who happens to be eleven years his junior. Watching her parade her hot little body around his club, serving drinks completely unaware of the attention she attracts is driving him to distraction. But when he sees a regular getting close to her, all bets are off.

Rosie has had more than enough life experience, but when it comes to matters of the heart—the one place that Ruben wants in—she’s completely innocent. Having no family of her own, it’s a dream to be invited to a McKenzie family gathering. Rosie always wanted to belong to a family like the McKenzie’s, but she’s afraid that if she gives her heart to Ruben and things don’t work she’ll be crushed, beyond repair.

Neither one of them may be able to keep their distance for long. The trouble that has been brewing at Kenza finally comes to a head, and when Rosie finds herself caught up in it, how far will Ruben go to protect her?


In this third installment of the McKenzie Brothers series you’ll learn more about the two remaining brothers, Lucien and Ramon. New players, Hunter and Julian, will be introduced.

None of my books have cliffhangers and they can be read as standalone, but to get the full background on the rest of the family then I do suggesting reading Seduce, The Wedding and Rapture first.

My Review

Lexi Buchanan has done it again. She has left me freaking speechless. Each book I read from her seems to only get better and better. Easily on the top of my Top 10 favorite authors. If you haven't read any of the McKenzie Brothers books yet, you are seriously missing out. These men... wow! You are seriously missing out.
So Ruben has been a curious one for me (and Lucien and he's next EEEKKKKK). I was curious as to how she'd play it out, how he really was. What I loved was how the story built from the last one into this one. It was  great transitioning from one story to the next. Seamless.
The interactions between brothers is just as great in this one as in the rest of them. Their remarks and pokes between each other always crack me up. I was glad to have confirmation for something I was thinking the whole time. Well sort of confirmation LOL.
Rosie broke my heart. Her story. Her life. But damn if she still didn't have one huge heart that only beat for Ruben. She was strong and determined. Honestly the best match for hunky elusive Ruben.
Ruben was everything I'd hoped for an more. Easily my favorite one thus far (But I'm SO eager for Lucien's). His passion. His drive. His moral standards are all reasons that have you swooning over him... BUT there is one part that if I could have I would have reached into my kindle and beat him. Grrr even knowing the reason... Grrr LOL
This book will have you pulled into the story from page one AND that freaking Epilogue! OMG! I wanted to scream! I needed more, that was just wrong Ms. Buchnanan, do you hear me? Just WRONG! If there is one book you pick up and buy.... Get this one! You won't be let down! HURRY with Lucien's story!

Purchase Links

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Turning, I start walking upstairs with an added sway to my hips. Halfway up, I nearly stumble when I feel his hands on my hips, and then I do stumble and end up on my hands and knees on the stairs when he bites me on the bottom.
I can’t think, his hands are everywhere; on my breasts, my belly, my hips, and my legs before he moves under my skirt and rubs me between my thighs. Moaning, I drop forward with Ruben following me.
“You’re so wet. Have you got any idea how hot it is, knowing I make you so wet? I need to taste you.”
Ruben wraps his arms around my waist and hauls me up a few more stairs to the landing. Turning me in his arms, he lays me down and stays kneeling on the stairs between my spread legs.
My skirt is around my hips as Rubens slides his hands up my thighs to my panties, which he rips from my body. Holding them to his nose, he closes his eyes and inhales before shoving them into his pocket.
He strokes between my nether lips, coating his fingers in my wetness—driving me crazy. Losing all inhibitions, I yank my shirt over my head, following it with my bra.
“Fuck, Rosie,” Ruben hisses staring at my breasts.
Wanting to tease him, I bring my hands up and play with my nipples as I hear Ruben cussing before he inserts a finger inside me. I arch up from the floor in pleasure, not wanting him to stop.
My hands drop from my breasts when I feel Ruben’s very talented mouth on me—his tongue lapping me up before darting in and out of my channel.
Threading my fingers into his hair, he holds my quivering thighs open while he goes to town on me. I’ve never come this way before, but I feel the ball of fire gathering in my belly—the tightening in my nipples…
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