Monday, March 31, 2014

**Review** FIVE MILES (Gypsy Brothers, #3) by Lili St. Germain




SYNOPSIS

My father taught me the importance of an eye for an eye—a cardinal rule, ingrained in every club member.

A life for a life.

Seven lives in payment for an unimaginable list of sins.

People might wonder why I’m doing this. If this vengeance is borne from some noble cause. If I’m trying to prevent others from suffering at the hands of Dornan Ross and his sons.

But I’m no selfless vigilante.

I’m doing this for me. I’m doing it because I want to.

I’m doing this because I just want to be able to sleep at night without seeing their faces.

This is the fate they have earned. The penance for their crimes.
Time to send some of these brothers off with a bang.

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★★ MY REVIEW ★★

OMG. This book…this series! I believe in my review for Six Brothers (book #2) I stated, “I have a good feeling that this series will just keep getting better and better with each installment.” I was exactly right. 

More action, more tension, more vengeance, more nail-biting, and lots more of Sammi pushing her luck and almost getting caught. 

“Nobody sticks around a man like my father unless they've got something to gain,” he says, his voice deathly calm. “What are you after? Money? Information? Are you spying on us? Because I’ll tell you now, nobody has ever bested him. He’s Dornan f**king Ross, Samantha.”

Dornan is still… Dornan – the biggest ‘omgIhatehimsobadIwishhewouldhurryup&die’ prick – so degrading, so hateful, so deserving of what’s coming to him. Thank goodness we get the loveable characters like Elliot… *sigh* who gets sexier with every book, and also Jase… *big sigh*. He’s a little tougher in this one and not-so-nice to Sammi. Is it because of suspicion? Jealousy? You can’t help but fall a little more in love with him after this book.

And the ending… wow – so bittersweet. Bitter because I have to wait until the next book to see how it plays out. And yet sweet because I was relieved and saying ‘finally!’ But wait, is what happened a good thing? Will things work out the way Sammi wants them to? Gah! We have to wait until May to find out. 

I am addicted to this series and I cannot wait to get my next fix. This is another beautifully written installment for this amazing series. Five Miles gets 5 awesome, nail-biting hearts from me. Bravo Ms. Germain!


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Lili writes dark erotica and NA. Her debut serial novel, Seven Sons, is due to be released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband, good coffee, hanging at the beach and running. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

**Release Day Blitz & Giveaway!** THE LOST ONE by Meg Collett


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Title: The Lost One
Author: Meg Collett
Release Date: March 27, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

They say some things must be broken before they can be fixed. But when Michaela hoped to cast doubt on the Aethere, she never thought things would fall apart like they did. Now the Aethere have turned their attention to the End of Days, and they won’t rest until they obtain the tools of Earth's final destruction: the Seven Seals.

The world is falling apart at the seams, and Michaela finds herself clutching the threads. She alone understands what will happen if the Aethere ever get the seals, and it’s the one thing she will fight to the death to prevent if she has to.

Even amidst the devastation on Earth, Michaela struggles to restore her faith in Gabriel. Together, they'll need to decide if their love is strong enough to erase the line she had fought so hard to draw between holy and fallen.

Michaela said she wanted a war, but when the End is looming, what will she fight for?


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Outside, nearly all the Nephilim were gathered on the front porch. They stepped aside for Michaela as she made her way down the steps. It was easy to see what they were looking at.

The sky was growing dark, nearly black along the horizon of the farthest fields. But Michaela’s attention was on something else. She recognized them immediately.

The Archangels landed lightly on the gravel and walked toward the house. Their wings were white and brutally bright in the snapping air. Ophaniel’s beautiful platinum hair twisted in the wind. Michaela recognized Simiel’s easy smile. Raphael looked even more serious than usual, his bulk taking up twice the room as the others. Uriel stalked slightly behind the others, her hand wound tight around Zarachiel’s, who walked slowly with his head down.

It didn’t take them long to reach the group. The Nephilim watched the Archangels carefully, their weariness ingrained from centuries of being hunted. Their anxiety was only kept at bay by Iris, who stood among them, smiling and beckoning the angels closer. Raphael found Michaela in the crowd.

“You better get the livestock in the barn,” he said, the warning clear in his voice.

“Why?”

The Nephilim parted around her, outlining a clear path between her and the Archangels, who didn’t come any closer. They regarded her with empty faces. Even Simiel averted his eyes. Michaela had only been able to guess up until this point, but now it was clear even her Archangels blamed her for releasing the hybrids and the chaos it had caused. If they knew about Gabriel signing over his soul, they likely hated her for causing that too. There was a divide between them as wide as a river. No one crossed. Their hollow presence sapped any relief at their return. She squared her shoulders.

“Why?” she asked again.

Raphael glanced over his shoulder at the approaching wall of darkness. “Locusts.”


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Meg Collett lives deep in the hills of Tennessee where there the cell phone service is a blessing and internet is a myth of epic proportions. She is the mother of one giant horse named Elle and two dogs named Wylla and Mandy. Her husband is a saint for putting up with her ragtag life. End of Days is her first series.




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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

**Release Blitz!** PLAY by Kylie Scott

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Title: Play (Stage Dive, #2)
Author: Kylie Scott
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 25, 2014

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Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK.

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Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl.

Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?





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Monday, March 24, 2014

**Blog Tour & Giveaway** BEAUTIFUL FAILURE by Mariah Cole




Title: Beautiful Failure
Author: Mariah Cole
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date:December 17, 2013 





If you're looking for a heartwarming story about a girl who falls deeply in love with a troubled boy who changes her life--a sob story with pretty metaphors and a million ways that'll tell you how "broken" she is, STOP. Don't read another word of this.

I'm not that type of girl.

My name is Emerald Anderson and I'm not going to bullshit you: I flunked out of college after my sophomore year, I've been fired from every job I've ever taken, and I've never had a fully functioning relationship in my life.

I wish I could say that I had a cheerleader in my corner, someone who says, "No, Emerald--You're great and you are good at something!" but I don't. My grandparents are completely oblivious to my life, and my mother's dying words to me were "You're going to end up just like me one day. A beautiful nothing."

She was right.

As I decide to start my life over and take two jobs that will forever change me--one from the inside, and one from the outside, I keep my mother's words close to my heart so I can keep the sexy and mysterious Carter Black away.

He's the first man who's ever pursued me, the first man who seems bent on finding out why I am the way I am, but he's wasting his time.

I'm not broken. I don't need to be fixed. I'm perfectly fine being a beautiful failure...

















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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

**Cover Reveal & Giveaway!** CONFESSIONS AFTER DARK by Kahlen Aymes


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Sparks Fly … Lines Blur… Hearts Break

Alexander Avery is rich, powerful and the sexiest man Angeline Hemming has ever laid eyes on: a man like every woman dreams about. Angel is not immune to his sensual and ruthless pursuit, and Alex is intoxicated by the beautiful doctor; overwhelmed with desire like he’s never known.

As one of Angel’s profiling cases gets more and more dangerous, Alex finds himself filled with unfamiliar panic and emotional turmoil; his need to protect her goes against Angel’s adamant insistence that she doesn’t need his help. He isn’t a man to sit on the sidelines when the woman he’s obsessed with is threatened, so he takes control to protect her without telling her of his plans.

Angel’s fortitude is shaken when her stalker invades not only her personal life but also those close to her… even when that someone is as powerful and seemingly untouchable as Alexander Avery. Professional ethics insist she keep the details or her work secret, even as their newfound closeness has her yearning to confide in him. But, as Angel’s quest to protect her heart from Alex’s undeniable pull equals her need to keep him out of a dangerous situation, circumstances dictate a huge decision; which could have detrimental, and irreversible consequences for them both.

When danger threatens and jealousy reaches the boiling point, lies will be told and secrets kept… Even with the best intentions and the most undeniable connection … the deepest of loves will be tested.



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Instantly, Angel’s mood changed. He was impeccably dressed in a dark, expertly tailored navy suit, crisp white shirt, and a silk tie in shades of silvery grey and navy. She raised her eyebrow and grinned.

“To what do I owe this honor?”

Alex glanced around her office, registering the same elegant style that graced her condo: dark woods, sleek but plush upholstery, fine art, and a Persian rug that covered the majority of the floor in dark teals, ivory, and light mauves. He walked around her desk and took her hand, pulling her up and into his arms.

He’d recognized the bastard he’d just passed in the reception area. After seeing his face, he did recall the billboards and commercials for his dry cleaning business.

Alex sighed. His determination to ruin Swanson’s life renewed as he pulled Angel closer. He hated her job, hated the risks that came with it, hated the way it made him feel, and really hated the fucker that just left. If he had his way, he’d never let her out of his sight. But, he couldn’t tell Angel any of that.

“It’s simple. I wanted to look at you. You’re beautiful.”

Angel calmed as his arms wrapped around her and hers slid around his neck of their own volition. His green eyes burned over her face, the intensity out of place for a casual visit. “Well, you’re seeing me,” she said softly. The fingers of her right hand ghosted over his jaw as she met his gaze before her lids dropped and her chin tilted, silently asking for his mouth to find hers.

His lips hovered above hers as he breathed in her sweet scent; he moved the tip of his nose slowly around hers. “Are you okay? Who was that?” Alex wanted to see if she’d tell him the truth.

“Just a subject. Are you gonna kiss me or what?”
He laughed quietly as he teased her mouth with light licks and gentle brushes.

“Depends on the or what.”

Angel giggled. “Oh, baby, don’t tease me.”

“Oh, I will. You can count on it.”

“Promises, promises.”

Alex’s hand moved up her back to thread through her silken hair that was falling in soft waves down her back. His pulse quickened as his mouth finally found hers in a hungry kiss, his tongue invading her mouth until...

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Kahlen fell into writing by accident but discovered a deep love for it. She is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her books have reached #1 on Smashwords Bestseller List, #2 on Amazon Top 100 and #26 on Barnes & Noble Bestseller List. The Remembrance Trilogy is traditionally published in France and her latest book debuted at #30 on Amazon.fr top 100 paid list.

Her stories draw readers in and lets them experience all of the love, passion and emotion her characters do! She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater, but has a BSBA in Business and Marketing from an ivy league university... She adores her readers, most of all, so don't be a stranger!



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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

**Cover Reveal** FIVE MILES by Lili St. Germain




Title: Five Miles (Gypsy Brothers, #3)
Author: Lili Saint Germain
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 30th March 2014

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SYNOPSIS:

My father taught me the importance of an eye for an eye—a cardinal rule, ingrained in every club member.

A life for a life.

Seven lives in payment for an unimaginable list of sins.

People might wonder why I’m doing this. If this vengeance is borne from some noble cause. If I’m trying to prevent others from suffering at the hands of Dornan Ross and his sons.

But I’m no selfless vigilante.

I’m doing this for me. I’m doing it because I want to.

I’m doing this because I just want to be able to sleep at night without seeing their faces.

This is the fate they have earned. The penance for their crimes.

Time to send some of these brothers off with a bang.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lili writes dark romance. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, chocolate, wine, and hanging at the beach. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

**Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway!** UNTIL LILLY by Aurora Rose Reynolds


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Title: Until Lilly (Until, #3)
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Release Date: March 2, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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When Cash Mayson was forced to choose between the love of his life and his unborn child, he knew exactly what he had to do. No matter how broken it left him.

When Lilly Donovan was forced to accept that the guy she loved wasn’t who she thought he was and became a single mother, she knew exactly what she had to do. Proving just how strong she was.

What happens when years later you find out that everything you thought you knew was a lie?

Can two people who once loved each other overcome the obstacles that are thrown at them and fall in love all over again?

Cash Mayson had forgotten how it felt to be loved Until Lilly came back into his life. And now that he remembers, he will do everything within his power to keep not only the woman that he loves, but also his children.

The power of love is a beautiful thing.

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“Is that what you do? I mean do you often try to hit on women in coffee shops by buying coffee for them?”

“I can tell you with one hundred percent truthfulness that I have never done that before.”

“Never.” A look passes over his face I don’t know what It means but I don’t like it.”

“Do you date a lot?” I ask quietly wondering if he thinks I will be some kind of conquest.”

“I haven’t dated.”

“You haven’t dated?” I look him over again he must think I am stupid guys who look like him must date a lot.

“I have never had to date.”

“What does that mean?”

“If I want to sleep with someone I don’t need to date them.”
“What?” I breathe that is not at all what I expected him to say. “You’re the guy that can get any girl he wants without ever putting any kind of effort into it.” He shrugs the gesture making me feel sick at the same time I want to kick him in the nuts. Maybe the red hair does make me have a temper.

“I never lead anyone on or tell them things they want to hear.”

“So that makes it okay?”

“I don’t know if it makes it okay but it’s who I am.”

“Well I am glad that this is coming to light now rather than later.”

“Oh no,” He shakes his head. “This thing with you is something completely different.”

“Yeah I know.” I tell him crossing my arms over my chest. “Its different because I will not be sleeping with you.” I lean forward. “EVER.”

“Well I guess we answered the question about red heads and their tempers didn’t we.” He smiles showing off both dimples. “But trust me when I tell you I would not have driven almost three hours to sleep with you that’s not what I am looking for.”

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❤ REVIEW 

Aurora Rose Reynolds has done it again.  She wrote a fantastic story about another delicious Mayson brother!  Just when I didn’t think there could be a Mayson brother hotter than Asher & Trevor, BOOM –  we get Cash.  I LOVE this beautiful story with wonderful characters & second chances!

The main characters, Cash & Lilly are absolutely amazing and the chemistry between the two is unmistakable.  They are beautiful, strong and very, very likable.  The author does a great job at making you feel what they are feeling.  ← This is VERY important to me!  The way they look at each other, the way they talk to each other, the way they love each other - it's as if you are experiencing it yourself.  This book will make you feel many different types of emotions throughout.  You will feel the pain from Cash for missing the first few years of his daughter's life.  You will feel Lilly's heartbreak over the message she receives after finding out she was pregnant.  You will feel hatred for the psycho ex, Jules.  This book is full of FEELS!   

And the kids… omg the kids, Jax & Ashlyn.  They had such a huge part in this book, and you can’t help but fall in love with these little sweethearts!  So many scenes that will melt your heart and make you want to pick them up and squeeze them.

I have been a fan of this author’s writing style since the first book in the series, Until November.  Nice pacing, easy to follow, and makes you want to keep turning page after page until you’re finished.  You get completely sucked in and you don’t want to come up for air until it’s over.

I loved many scenes in this book, but I must mention two of my favorites: 

❥  Cash & Lilly’s kiss when he came over for pancakes – YOWZA!  That was seriously hot.  I could feel that one all the way down to my toes – tingling all the way. 

❥  The scene in the truck while in Alaska on the way to the glacier.  For those of you who've read it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I seriously had to fan myself after that scene. And then I may have read it over again... 

Ms. Reynolds definitely knows how to write sexy scenes that will increase your heart rate and make you breathe a little heavier.

One thing I have to add to my review – it has nothing to do with how good this book is, but I must share because I think it was a ‘Whoa, this is a sign from Aurora Rose Reynolds, I just know it, and I was meant to read this book!’ moment.  One day while reading, I just HAD to stop so I could make my kids dinner.  After they were all taken care of and fully sated, I started reading again.  Here’s the next part in the book that I read:
“I won’t be long.  Hang out with Mom for a while, then take the kids home.  We can order in food if you want.”
“So, you don’t want fish sticks and tater tots?” I ask, knowing that was the only thing left in our freezer.
“No, thanks.”  His face looks disgusted at the idea of fish sticks, making me laugh.
Why is this such a ‘whoa’ moment for me?  Because I had just made my kids fish sticks & tater tots for dinner.  I am not kidding.  Was that weird, or is it just me?

So, in conclusion, this book was amazing!  I loved pretty much everything about it; the characters, the storyline, the writing style.  And the epilogue, omg – brilliant Ms. Reynolds!  That. Was. Perfect!

I am anxiously awaiting the next book, Until Nico.  You get a nice teaser at the end of Until Lilly.  And that teaser is enough to make you fall in love with yet another hot, panty-droppin’ Mayson brother.  Bring it!  This series just keeps getting better and better.

If you loved the first two books in the series, you might just love this one more.  If you haven’t read the first two, you really should, and then read this one - you'll love it.  This book comes highly recommended by me!  I give it 4½ sexy, alpha-lovin’ hearts.

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat whose husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires its beauty.



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