Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Table For Three

From Amazon: Riley Ramirez knew that moving to New York would change her life. She just didn’t expect it to start on her very first night in town. Her attraction to nightclub owner Kincade Marshall is instant, mind-blowing—and mutual. When she finds he is a Dom who requires her complete surrender, even when it comes to submitting to his best friend, Trevor Wellington, she finds herself willing and eager to embrace the sexual adventure.
From their earliest days, Cade and Trevor have shared everything, including women. Yet it only takes one night with Riley to know she is their forever lady. Convincing her that this is more than a temporary fling, though, will take every tool in their sensual arsenal.
As Cade and Trevor set their sights on Riley, however, they’re unaware—until it’s almost too late—that someone is targeting their fragile relationship. Someone who’s taking deadly aim at Riley. Suddenly their struggle to keep their forever woman is a fight to keep her alive…

Warning: This book contains m/f/m ménage, bdsm play, lots of steamy p.d.a, and a fine dining experience that will leave you salivating for more

What I Thought: This book is hot-like climb on your husband and lock the bedroom door till morning hot.
Riley moves to New York to start a new life from a small town in Washington where she worked a job at a bank. Determined to experience the Big Apple, she stumbles unknowingly into a club where things aren't quite what she's expecting.
 Right away Cade, the owner notices her and is determined to make her his and his best friend Trevor's. Cade and Trevor have always shared their women, and finding the right one, with the right chemistry for the three of them isn't something they take lightly. As the three develop a relationship, the suspense story line builds with someone trying to threaten Riley's life.
This book does pretty much roll from one seriously hot sex scene to the next, but somehow the author manages to weave in great character development in her writing that lets you get to know these three and see how much they care about each other. 

My Rating:

Monday, July 29, 2013

Friday Night Alibi

From Amazon: In the wealthy town of Sundale, Kelli Pinkins has hatched the perfect plan to capitalize on her sweet reputation. For a generous fee, she will be every trust-fund baby’s dream: a Friday-night alibi, the “girlfriend” or “BFF” that parents dream about. With college approaching in the fall, Kelli’s services are in demand more than ever, which means that her social life is nonexistent. But Kelli is A-okay with that. She’s raking in cash for school. Besides, relationships are tricky, and sometimes very messy. She’d rather be at home on Xbox LIVE, anyway. Then the unexpected happens: She meets college stud Chase Maroney.
Chase isn’t like the preppy, privileged guys Kelli usually meets in Sundale. For starters, he’s twentysomething, always wears black, and he shoots back one-liners as fast as she can dish them out. But Kelli’s attempts to drive Chase away falter when she realizes that he treats her like he really knows her, like he cares about knowing her. When Kelli finally gives in to the delicious kiss she’s been fighting for so long, she faces a tough decision: make Chase a real-life boyfriend and risk her heart . . . or keep her clients and lose her first true love.

What I Thought: WOW. Wow. WOW! This is the sweetest story I have read in a long time. It made me laugh out loud, cry and will seriously tug at your heart. I read it in one sitting- Couldn't put it down.

Kelli Pickins is the girl who has it all, or at least it looks like she does from the outside anyway. In the super rich town of Sundale, Kelli is the girl you say you were with when you were really out with the girl-or guy-that your trust fund hostage holding parents find undesirable. For a price, Kelli has carved a living out of being a weekend alibi for the super rich while she actually spends Friday nights playing XBox live with her favorite gaming partner.

Chase isn't the type of guy Kelli is used to, in fact he takes her so off guard that she doesn't know what to do with him. He's slightly older and challenges her at every turn. He is so dreamy-he had me from his first smart ass remark.

I loved watching these two fall in love. Even when they are playing these huge jokes on each other the romantic tension is just so fun and entertaining. They are kissing one minute and throwing hilarious verbal jabs at each other the next, which makes amps up the steam and the adorable factor. This is labeled New Adult, but I think is safe for Young Adults (14+). Make out scenes only (mostly kissing)- but they are totally sigh-licious! 

I can't wait to see what else comes from this author in the future!

My Rating: 

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Reason Is You

From Amazon: In the small town of Bethany, Texas, Dani never fit in. Being different pushed her to the fringes of society, and even leaving town for two decades didn’t stop the talk. Now she’s back, trying to settle in with her daughter and have a normal life. But the men in her life might not make it that simple. First, there’s her old friend Alex. He’s mischievous, sexy, and still hot enough to melt her shoes. And he’s a ghost—a real one, who’s always been there for her when she most needed him. Of course, there are actual men in Bethany, too. Like Jason with his hard body. Dani seems to have a habit of running into him—literally. Now she must decide between a man who long ago touched her heart and a man she can actually touch… 

What I Thought:  Words can't describe how much I loved this book-but I'm going to try anyway. 
Dani is 40 and down on her luck. She's moving back home with her teenage daughter to Bethany, Texas to get herself back on her feet. Walking around talking to people who weren't there to anyone else made it impossible for her to fit in growing up, and the town still hasn't forgotten it's favorite pariah. She's been in love with Alex since she went to a party in High School where the popular boys got her drunk and tried to take advantage of her. He disappeared when she left for college and with her return to Bethany, Alex also returns to her life. The only problem with that is, Alex is a ghost.

Forced to take the only job available in the small town, she starts working for a fishing charter and bait store where she meets the very hot, and very frustrating Jason who is very much alive, and despite the fact that he seems interested is recently divorced and more than a little gun shy.

This book is all about second chances. It is such an original premise and the characters are written so well. It's an emotional roller coaster ride that you never want to get off of.  I fell in love with Dani, Alex and Jason. I cried my eyes out, and comiserated with also being the parent of a teenager and the angst that goes with that. 

You definitely don't want to miss this book!!

My Rating: 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Escaping Reality

From Amazon: At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she's finally dared to believe she is forgotten-even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run. 

On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take "no" as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?

What I Thought: This book has everything you've come to expect from Lisa Renee Jones- Mystery, Suspense, Hot Alpha Male, and yes, Hot sex.

Amy (who was previously Lara) was forced to flee her life and her identity several years ago. We meet her in the middle of leaving yet another place and identity. She's not used to noticing men, or them taking notice of her, but when her eyes meet Liam Stone's in the airport terminal everything about her takes notice. In a coincidence that only happens in in books (which is why we love them) they end up seated together and Amy soon learns that this is a man who will posses her heart and soul.

This book is written in first person, all from Amy's POV, which was a little difficult for me to get used to, but I got over it. I wanted to know more about where Liam was coming from, which we will likely get in the next book. This is a great story, suspenseful and sexy- but you should expect to be left in the dark. This book is basically just setting you up for a series. We never really find out what Amy is running from, why people are trying to kill her, or what in Liam's past that is hinted at causes him to be so possessive and domineering.

If you are a fan of Lisa Renee Jones, you'll definitely want to pick this one up!

My Rating: 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Anything But Sweet

From Amazon: Welcome to Candis Terry’s Sweet, Texas, a sexy new contemporary series where the wild Wilder brothers find love in a town that, despite its name, is anything but sweet...
War and the deaths of loved ones have changed Ex-marine Reno Wilder’s attitude. Now this military man is ready to settle down into a calmer life. So when Sweet is chosen as a destination for a makeover TV show, he’s less than pleased about the potential disruption to his routine.
Headstrong show host and designer Charlotte Brooks arrives in Sweet ready to change everything, including Reno. Locked in a face-off neither saw coming, will they be able to find common ground and realize that a life together could be sexy…and also very sweet?

What I Thought:This fun book has all the elements I love about a contemporary. A small southern town, a fun sassy heroine, hot ex military men and a great cast of supporting characters. The dialogue is fun and snappy, and the sex is hot.

Charli works for an Extreme Makeover style reality show, where instead of making over a home, the team goes from town to town and makes over the businesses to help boost tourism and breathe some new life into them. Having been on the move her whole life with a father in the marines Charli longs to put down roots somewhere and have something and someone to call hers.

Reno's past couple years have been filled with tragedy and heartache. In the span of two years he's lost his fiance, his father and his brother to war. Since he returned from the Marine's and Afghanistan, he's been working the family's ranch and running his father's hardware store. The last thing he wants is change.

What I like about this story is that even though Reno is a hot strong hero, Charli is the aggressor in their relationship. Reno wants her, but he doesn't want the strings he knows is sure to come with her. The only thing that didn't really work for me was the climax of the story where they are supposed to have had a fight-only it didn't really read as a fight- but then suddenly they aren't talking to each other. Maybe I missed something.

The story sets us up for stories that will involve the rest of Reno's brothers, also all ex military and I will definitely be checking those out as well.

It's a really fun contemporary though, and if you are a fan of Rachel Gibson or Susan Mallery-you should definitely give this author a try!

My Rating: 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

5th Grave Past The Light

FROM AMAZON: Charley Davidson isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper.  She’s more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire.  However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case.  Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth…but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason.  When it becomes apparent that her own sister, Gemma, is the serial killer’s next target Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes’ help.  Arsonist or not, he’s the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return. Charley. All of her, body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she is willing to pay.

Charley Davidson is at it again in Fifth Grave Past the Light, the sexy, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling series by Darynda Jones.

WHAT I THOUGHT: If you haven't been reading this series and you are a fan of UF or PR then you should definitely add it to your list, but you'll want to start at the beginning as each book kind of picks up where the last one ended and dropping in the middle might leave you confused.
If you have been, then like me, you've probably been waiting for 5th grave since last year!

This is a big turning point in the series, so get ready Charley fans! In this installment Charley picks up the arson case that was left unsolved at the end of the 4th, unsure whether or not Reyes was responsible for burning down every horrible place he had to endure living in as a kid with his sister Kim in an attempt to erase his and her past. Charley also has several ghostly inhabitants take up residence in her apartment, all women, all blonde from the ages of 7-35 and the main suspense line of this story is the case of trying to figure out what happened to them.

Of course, there is always the Charley/Reyes story going on, and in this book we FINALLY get more of this story then before in all the other books combined. I can't know for sure because I haven't seen anything posted about her plans for where the series will go from here or how many books she plans before the series is finished. All I can say is it feels like this is the middle-there were some resolutions but a lot more new storyline possibilities opened up which leaves more unanswered questions. 

There is a cliff hanger of course--but you are going to LOVE IT!!

My Rating: 

Monday, July 15, 2013


From Amazon: Dagney Night, a sought-after succubus, is no stranger to blazing hot sex. But as Valentine’s Day approaches, she longs for something more. When oddly erotic paintings arrive for display at her art gallery, arousing everyone who views them, she wonders about the mysterious artist who created the works.

Maxwell Raines, a fire-sex demon, lives a life of solitude and seclusion behind the walls of his compound at Sleepy Hollow, channeling his lustful impulses into his art—until his muse deserts him and his temperature rises past the danger point-He needs sex. Now.

When Madame Evangeline arranges a torrid Valentine’s 1Night Stand for them, will the flames of their encounter be too hot to handle?

What I Thought: I so LOVE this author and her hot little 1Night Stand Novellas! This is perfect when you are looking for  something a little short and a lot spicy! We met Dagney's sister, Lily in Lightening (which was equally hot) and now we get to know Dagney a little better. 

Dagney is a succubus who is a little tired of the endless empty sex filling her life. When she starts receiving erotic paintings to display at her art gallery and see the effects they have on her customers she realizes she must meet the artist who created them.

Maxwell is a demon who is a bit of a recluse, walling himself behind his erotic paintings until his hunger becomes too much to bear. 

It's Valentine's Day and Madame Evageline is putting her matchmaking skills to work again. 

These are such great stories, and the characters are so well developed for how short they are. You definitely want to check this one out!!

My Rating: 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs

Moon Called: Mercy Thompson, Book 1 | [Patricia Briggs]  Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2 | [Patricia Briggs]  Iron Kissed: Mercy Thompson, Book 3 | [Patricia Briggs]

From the Author's Website: Mercedes is Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. Her native american heritage has gifted her with the ability to take the form of a coyote at will. She's surrounded by far more powerful supernatural beings, including werewolves, vampires and an assortment of fey. http://www.patriciabriggs.com/books/

What I Thought: I listened to the entire series on Audiobook 
over the course of about 6 weeks. This was my first experience with an audiobook, and Oh holy crap how I loved my daily commute during that time! I've been hooked since!!
 I am reviewing the entire  8 book series at once here, that's not the end it's just where we are in the series.
If you like Urban Fantasy, and you haven't read or listened to these yet-you should drop everything and get going. Let me warn you though-you'll be busy because you won't be able to stop.
The world Brigg's has created with Mercy, her pack of werewolves (she's not one though, she's a coyote shifter), her VW bus driving vampire friend, and her fey landlord is so real, you can almost see yourself there.
Mercy is tough as nails, and has a knack for getting herself in trouble. Part of what I love so much about this series is yes there is romance, but it develops slowly over the course of several books. It kind of takes a backseat to the Urban Fantasy side of the story, but this is one of very few cases where that didn't leave me finding the story lacking anything. The Narrator, Loralei King does an AMAZING job telling the story.
If you've never tried audio and you're a fan of genre, I would definitely give this series a try!

My Rating: 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Inked Magic

FROM AMAZON: With the touch of her palms to the skin of a crime victim, San Francisco tattoo artist Etaín can see the faces of the guilty and draw them. Changeling elf but unaware of it, at odds with her police captain father and FBI agent brother, magic and gift have put her in the path of two compelling men.
Cathal Dunne, the son of an Irish mob boss, needs Etaín's help finding the rapists who left his cousin for dead. Eamon, a powerful elf lord, is determined to make her his consort-wife.
Her gift once made permanence impossible when it came to a lover. Now, as she approaches the transition to fully Elven, her survival depends on keeping two. One of the men is willing to share her. The other isn't-until the search for a sexual predator turns deadly, and only by paying magic's price will there be any future at all.

WHAT I THOUGHT: First let me say, while I had some issues following the story- I really LOVED it. It's a totally original premise and I'm totally stoked to see where the author takes it in the future. 
I hadn't heard of this author before, and happened to see Book 2 in this series Inked Destiny while perusing the isles at B&N. When I realized it was book two- I decided to start at the beginning. Good thing I did, this book has a LOT of characters to keep track of and a lot of story to follow. I haven't read the second book yet, but I definitely will.

I love ink, and stories that incorporate that in some way- so this one was a no brainer for me to begin with. Etain is a heroine I totally got on board with. Tough and sexy, she owns her decisions and doesn't take crap from anyone. She's always had this unexplainable gift (or curse) to be able to capture someone's memories or emotions by touching them. She's helped the police (which happen to include her estranged father and brother) on several cases, and this story revolves around two in particular- which are unrelated rape cases one of the places things got a little confusing for me. One of the rape cases gains her the attention of Cathal an Irish Mob Boss's son- which in turn brings her the attention of Eamon an Elf Lord. See, a lot to keep track of here.
 She's about to learn that she is something more than human and what these gifts mean.

This story has TWO very hot Alpha hero's in Cathal  and Eamon ( I kept picturing Legolas here in the way he's described). Both of them wish to claim Etain, and she wants to have them both. This part of the story is done very well-and VERY HOT. Watching Cathal and Eamon come to terms with the fact that if they want her bad enough they're going to have to be ok with sharing her. 

This book has so much going on and going for it-between the action in the suspense storyline, and then the relationship building between Etain, Cathal and Eamon. I will definitely follow the rest of the series!

My Rating: 

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Novel Seduction

From Amazon:From the old steel mills of Pittsburgh to the picturesque hills of Scotland, romance novels save the day in RITA Award–winning author Gwyn Cready’s fun and sensuous take on literature and modern-day love.
When snobbish book critic Ellery Sharpe screws up at Vanity Place magazine, her boss assigns her the ultimate punishment: write an ode to romance novels, a genre she considers the literary equivalent of word search puzzles. To make matters worse, he hires her sexy former party boy ex, Axel Mackenzie, to shoot the photos. Axel really wants the project to succeed. For one, the magazine will double his fee if he convinces strong-willed Ellery to write a story no woman can resist. Besides, getting Ellery to fall for romance novels might be just the push she needs to believe people can change . . . even him. At his sister’s advice, Axel gives Ellery a copy of Kiltlander, a much-adored romance whose warrior hero is utterly irresistible. To her dismay, Ellery finds herself secretly falling in love with the story—and with Axel, who’s drawing his own lessons from the book’s compelling hero. With her carefully crafted image of herself crumbling and her dream job on the line, will Ellery risk it all to make the leap from tight-lipped literati to happily-ever-after heroine?

What I Thought: Reading this is SO much fun!!
Ellery Sharpe screws up at work by writing a story blasting romance novels and one of it's hottest new writers (cue a Twilight-esque story here) who happens to be sleeping with her boss. Her punishment? Write an article that pays homage to the genre. She gets paired up with her ex Axel, who while out to prove that yes, people can change- is also seeing the fun in proving to Ellery that romance can be fun and well..so can she.
In order to get there, she starts with one of the most loved romance novels of all time Kiltlander (which is Outlander).
I go back to this book again and again just because some of the quotes and scenes make me laugh so hard.

Ellery, Axel and the rest of the cast of characters in this book are people I want to hang out with and I LOVE that about them!

This book takes all the cliche's of every romance novel you've ever read, mixes them up and serves them back to you in a great big sundae with extra chocolate sauce.
I have recommended it so many times to people, if nothing else to just say-

If you're in the mood for a fun contemporary that is sexy and laugh out loud funny you'll definitely want to check this one out!!

My Rating:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What Once Was Perfect

From Amazon: Heading home always stirs up mixed emotions for Laney Calhoun. Twelve years ago she left for graduate school, broken-hearted. She’s found professional success, but positive personal relationships have proved elusive. Running into her ex-boyfriend fans flames she thought long extinguished, and causes a renewed interest in love. Not with Kyle, of course. Never again. But as sparks fly and items of clothing disappear, she scrambles to keep her emotions in check.
Kyle Nixon let Laney slip away once. Their chemistry together is undeniable, but steamy sex is not enough to convince her to let him back into her heart. Even if she did trust him again, her medical career is five hundred kilometers away from the hometown that he loves, and the life that he once chose over her.
What Once Was Perfect is a short and sexy contemporary romance novel set in Wardham, Ontario, a fictitious small farming community on the shores of Lake Erie.

What I Thought: This is a sweet contemporary romance perfect for curling up on the couch on a rainy day. I say that because the time frame is Christmas, and being that it's so hot here on the East Coast lately I feel like I live on the surface of the sun-it was a great escape.
Laney left home 12 years ago for med school and never looked back. She has a successful career and a few friends with benefits relationships since having her heart broken by the only man who ever really had access to it. Not wanting to take the risk of having her heart broken again, Laney has spent the past 12 years holding herself back from any real relationships. When she goes home for the holidays, she runs into Kyle, the boy who is now a man and sparks long gone fire up again in his presence, along with unwanted and unresolved feelings.
Kyle hasn't stopped kicking himself for letting Laney get away so many years ago, and he hasn't ever really gotten over losing her. 
The characters are fun, and well developed. I really liked that they lived in a small town and everyone was giving their opinions which was cute and funny. This is the first in a series and I will look forward to reading the next one as, I really enjoyed the character of Evie, Laney's sister.
This is a stand alone book however without a cliffhanger, which I appreciated- and a great HEA!

My Rating:
4 Chicks!

This book can be purchased at the link below- The Kindle version is only .99!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

It Had To Be You

From Amazon: Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she's a thief, and now she's about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who's as sexy as he is stern.... 

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke's own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

What I Thought: Here's the thing-If I could live inside pretty much any series..and I read A LOT of books..it would be Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series.
This is only the latest installment in what has turned out to be one of the most fun places to visit. I wait for each new book to come out and then start reading and don't stop until I've finished. Each book in the series is stand alone, so you don't have to start at the beginning but once you read one you'll want to. The recurring cast of characters is so much fun and will have you laughing out loud and at times shedding a couple tears too.

This is the story of Ali and Luke. They are so far probably my favorite Lucky Harbor couple with the exception of Chloe and Sawyer circa Head Over Heels (A Lucky Harbor Novel)

 ). Ali's having a bad day, maybe more like a bad  month. After being dumped by her boyfriend, and finding she suddenly has no where to live, she's also being accused of being a thief. Luke has come to Lucky Harbor to find some peace and a much needed vacation. What he finds instead is Ali, in her underwear. Charmed by her, and suckered in by her predicament he decides to help her get back on her feet and help find out who's really responsible for the crime she's being accused of.

The chemistry between these two is so steamy, and adorable. Which is a feat in and of itself. The antics of the background cast of characters will make you laugh out loud. Lucille is my favorite!!

Where ever you start in the Lucky Harbor series you won't be disappointed, but you will be busy for a while because once you read one you won't be able to stop!

My Rating:

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From Amazon: Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she's a thief, and now she's about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who's as sexy as he is stern.... 

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke's own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

What I Thought: 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Forgotten Sins

From Amazon: 
His Secrets Can Destroy Her
From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked when the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.
                                                                Her Love Can Save HimShane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside-or who he even is-but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew-one who carries such a deadly secret? 

What I Thought: This book grabs you by the throat at page one and doesn't let go...even when it's over because while it is a stand alone, and the H/h story is pretty much resolved at the end, the suspense part of the story is no where near being finished. I can not wait to read more in this series! 
This was the first book I've read by this author, but I will definitely be picking up her other Dark Protectors Series while I wait for the next installment of this one.

Shane wakes up in a hospital with amnesia, the police found him at a crime scene and he can't explain how he got there. His hearing is unbelievably sharp, he seems to have some sort of super strength, and he's healing remarkably fast. He doesn't recognize Josie, but he recognizes the feeling of protectiveness she stirs in him and he can't imagine why he ever would have left her.

 Josie is shocked when she's called to the hospital because Shane has been found. She hasn't heard from her husband in two years, he left her without a word and she's been heartbroken ever since. She's been slowly putting her life back together the past two years and is determined not to let Shane leave her broken again.

The action heats up fast as Josie is in danger and Shane is certain it's somehow related to his presence in her life.

The suspense story line in this book is incredible, there were so many pieces that I didn't put it all together until the author revealed it. The heat between Shane and Josie is just combustible!
If you are a fan of romantic suspense you don't want to miss this book!

My Rating: 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Forever Freed...Laura Kaye Cover Reveal Blog Tour!!

It's so exciting to be be a part of this blog tour!!
Here it is...the new cover of 
Forever Freed
by Laura Kaye

It totally makes me want to go get bitten...just sayin..
Here's some more info about the characters...

A heart can break, even one that no longer beats.

I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient guilt and grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.

But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear--talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and tempting the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.

Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can...


Want an exerpt?? I love excerpts!!  
Ok here you go!!

The bedroom door had barely clicked behind me when Samantha grabbed and shoved me toward the bed. I fell backward, and she was on top of me, clawing at my clothes and ripping off her own. Whatever had been going on with her all day was now clearly finding a release.
 She kissed me roughly and shoved her tongue into my mouth. I groaned and pushed her back.
Though we french kissed all the time, I generally kept her out of my mouth.
 Finally, she stilled. With her hands braced on my shoulders, her eyes burned down into mine. Her anger squeezed my chest. Her voice was strained. “Lucien, we’ll talk later. I promise. But right now I want you, and I need you. And I need you to know it, feel it.” Her words clarified little, but I nodded.
She unleashed herself on me, kissing and licking and roughly nipping at my upper body all while maintaining eye contact. I thrust my hips into her when she lingered over my Blood Mark. I finally had to grab her hair and tug her attention away from it.
 With a groan, she reached a hand down between her legs and worked herself as she devoured me. When I realized what she was doing, I moaned and gripped her shoulders and rolled on top of her.
 I grabbed her hand and pulled it to my mouth, then noisily sucked on her wet fingers. I groaned at the sweet nectar of her arousal.
 “You see what you do to me, Lucien? What only you do to me?” she rasped. “Take me, Lucien. I’m yours,” she offered as she planted her feet flat on the mattress and pushed herself up forcefully against my erection. 
Her aggression spurred mine, and I grunted. “You want me?” I asked as I ground myself against her wetness. She ran a hand over the bedspread and found the packet she’d apparently laid out earlier. She slid herself against me as she opened it and then rolled on the condom. “God, yes,” she whimpered. 
I plunged forward and filled her in one hard stroke. She screamed and wrapped herself around
me. Hard breaths and grunts and strained curses in two languages filled the room as we battled through Samantha’s emotions with our bodies. She kissed me roughly and dug her nails into my flesh. The physical pain mingled with her radiating pleasure to coax what I was sure was going to be one of the most intense orgasms I’d ever experienced. 
She came in a frenzy of screams and muscle contractions. And then bit against the taut skin at
the base of my neck. Hard. 
My fangs and release shot out at the same time. I growled and in a blur turned my head in search of my biceps. I missed the tender skin of her shoulder by a hair as the urge to bite down became irresistible. 
Finally, I willed my fangs to retract and licked at the wound I’d made on my arm, then slid down a little and laid my head on her heaving breasts. 
“I love you,” I whispered breathlessly. 
She hugged my shoulders and combed her fingers through my hair. “I love you, too.” We lay together, panting, for a long time. “Lucien?” I lifted my head off her chest to look at her. “I’m ready to talk now.”

Kind of makes you want to call in sick today..huh?

Here's some info about the author, the amazing Laura Kaye

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Falling Into You

From Amazon:                                                        

Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle's older brother Colton for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle's death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt and regret. He knows he shouldn't get involved, but he can't help himself. Trust doesn't come easily for either of them, and they both have demons. Together, they learn the purpose of pain and the meaning of healing, and the importance of forgiveness.

What I Thought:  Make sure to have a whole box of kleenex available when you read this.
This is the story of first love, and second chances when that love ends tragically.
Nell and Kyle's story isn't really what this book is about, although you need that to understand how Nell ends up in the dark and lonely place that she does when Colton (Kyle's Older brother) finds that he can not walk away from her.
Kyle was the perfect boy, the golden child, and together He and Nell were always meant to be together. When his life ends in a tragic accident, Nell is frozen in time, unable to move past her guilt over his death or to grieve.
When she meets up with Colton (Kyle's older brother) 2 years after Kyle's death, Colton knows that he has to help her let go of her guilt and move on.
These two have been through so much that your heart just breaks for both of them, and you wonder how they're ever going to get it together. 
I really like the way the author doesn't leave you hanging at the end of this story. It actually ends. It's not tied up all pretty, but this isn't that kind of story.
 It's really hard not to fall for Colton. It's written from both Colton and Nell's POV, which is good because you get insight into where both the characters are coming from.

My Rating: 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Blind Obsession

From Amazon: Obsession, defined as the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image or desire....

Chantel Rosenberg's passion for music and life had never shone brighter than the time she spent in Bordeaux France. It's a time when feelings arose and desires ran deep, a time that fundamentally changed her life.

A man living in seclusion, Phillipe Tibideau is haunted and plagued by memories he cannot disregard. Choosing to live a quiet life in his Chateau surrounded by the vineyards of France, he's left his passion for art behind. 

However, the time has arrived to tell his side of a tale. A tale that has depicted him as a 'beautiful monster' and he's finally allowing someone close.

Close enough to ask questions. Questions he's not sure he wants to answer. Questions about her.

For up and coming journalist Gemma Harris, the pursuit of truth is what drives her and when a job of a lifetime presents itself there is nothing in the world that will stop her from taking it.
Even if it does mean leaving her home for several months to stay at Chateau Tibideau, with him.

This is a story of what happens when three passionate lovers collide and the desire for truth, art and music merge.

Chateau Tibideau is a place full of unanswered questions, dark sinful desire and a beauty so hauntingly sad it will have you wondering how you will ever leave the same.....

What I Thought:  This book haunted me for days. Haunting, beautifully descriptive, and sizzling sex. I couldn't read this all at once, I had to do it in nibbles. It was just that heavy.

It's labeled as Erotica, but you get so much more than that. There is an incredible erie mystery going on here that made me both shudder with the creepiness of it while simultaneously turning me on. How the hell did the author do that anyway??

Phillipe is a tortured soul. A world renowned artist, known most for a collection he painted all featuring the same subject. Gemma is an american journalist, chosen by Phillipe to write his story. His stipulation, however is that Gemma must come to France and live at his Chateau for a few months. This is where the descriptiveness of this book really comes into play. I felt like I was there in the Chateau with them. I could see it so clearly, the grounds, Phillipe's studio, the river. WOW.

 At the end I felt like I needed more.  I was left feeling sad, and bereft. Probably why it's so haunting- which gave me mixed feelings.  Just know that if you are an HEA kind of reader what you're getting into-But you should totally still read it.

My Rating:  
4 Chicks

Friday, July 5, 2013

Hearts in Darkness

From Amazon: 

Makenna James thinks her day can't get any worse, until she finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call, the pin-striped accountant catches only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights go out.
Four hours...
Caden Grayson is amused when a harried redhead dashes into his elevator fumbling her bags and cell phone. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he's terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he's trapped in his own worst nightmare.
One pitch-black elevator...
To fight fear, they must reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?

What I Thought: If you've never read anything by Laura Kaye...WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Sorry just kidding..ok not really..Laura is Awesome!
This little Novella (at about 100 pages)  is the perfect way to get a taste of this amazing author and it's on sale! SCREAM! .99 for the Kindle version on Amazon!! I had it on my Nook and then repurchased it for my Kindle Fire because I like to go back and re-read it sometimes. 
Caden is one of those book boys you just never forget. Holy Hotness! 
I decided I had to have the print copy too as I was writing this post so I just ordered it on Amazon.
The One Click button will be death of me for sure.
So on to my review- The story opens with the two main characters, Caden and Mackenna getting stuck on an elevator in the dark. 
Neither gets a really good look at the other, which SO intensifies the heat in this story.
Two people who probably wouldn't have sought each other out to start with, find they are irresistibly drawn to one other in the darkness as they open themselves up to their mutual attraction.
You seriously won't believe how much you fall in love with these characters considering how quickly this story unfolds.  They are so well developed it seems, almost impossibly so for how short it is and that is the genius of Laura Kaye. The action is non stop and if you can put this book down before finishing it, then you are a much stronger person than I.
The sexual tension is panty melting- 
like hide your kids grab your husband hot.
Hope you love it as much as I do!!

My Rating: