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I loved this book...loved. It is the epitome of what the love of a good man can do.
Brynn spoke to me..deeply. She is an amazing example of where a woman's head is after leaving an abusive relationship. The mess that jumbles around, the lies they still believe, and the fight to rise up and be a Survivor and not a victim.
The story opens with Brynn trying to stay under the radar as she tries to reclaim her life. Finally finding the strength to get away from an abusive situation. Her story will break your heart..and yet you find yourself cheering her on as she navigates through trying to become whole.
When a chance encounter introduces her to Kian, she begins to realize that her life will never be the same. And that fate has a way of stepping in, when you least expect it, and making all the wrongs in your life right.
Kian.. oh my .. Strong, Alpha, Patient, Delicious... he is one of my new favorite book boyfriends. His love for Brynn was unbelievable. His understanding of her needs and wants, plus his willingness to give her the space she needed made him the perfect dominant. And no matter how much Brynn tries to push him away, or top from the bottom, Kian rises above and grabs control, not only of her, but the situation.
When Kian realizes that Brynn has a masochist need, he is more than willing to provide her with what she needs. And the things he brings to the bedroom will leave you panting. An expert in rope bondage, some of the sex scenes will leave you with the need to put your head in your freezer to cool off... and as the story progresses and trust is built, you get to witness a love bloom and thrive in a controlled and safe environment that Kian works tirelessly to provide for Brynn. And he effortlessly rises above all the crazy that she throws his way. Through all the bumps, the trials, and the situations, Kian stays steady and steadfast. You will LOVE him.
*warning* This book may not be for everybody. There is explicate abuse scenes. But this book is real, the authors ability to crawl into the mindset of an abused woman and bring to life her thoughts and self loathing are so close to home it is unbelievable.
I love Tara Sivec... she never fails to produce a side splitting book that leaves you smiling for days..
I needed this book, I had been in a blah mood and was in a book slump--thank you Miss. Sivec for the comic relief.. I needed the boost...
Passion and Ponies had me actually laughing out loud, to the point that people were looking at me like I was crazy..I highly recommend not reading this in public places, seriously, you wont be able to help yourself and people will look at you funny...
Tyler is Gavin's best friend. Raised by 2 sex therapist parents, he does not shy away from all things sex. Not able to keep a steady job and an abnormal fascination with all things My Little Pony, Tyler is a breed of his own. He has an on again off again relationship with Ava, who is Liz'z daughter.
Ava has been dubbed "The Rain Man" of fashion. With an uncanny ability to remember what people were wearing 4 years ago to a birthday party, she loves all things fashion. But she is stuck working at Seduction and Snacks.
You will never again look at My Little Ponies the same. And while I knew there was a whole slew of Bronys, the fact that guys get into sparkly ponies, and glittery costumes, is still hard to accept. What I really loved, was Tyler's acceptance of himself and his unwillingness to bend against the things he loves. He is comfortable with himself and a proud Brony.
The sex scenes in this book will leave you wondering, as well as laughing hysterically. I mean come on, MLP butt plugs with tails? Vibrators with MLP heads?? Lubes and gels...and lets not forget the rubber fist and the penis molds...
And we also get a good dose of the rest of the gang. Claire and Liz are present with their usual banter, Gavin and Charlotte are still working on their relationship, Carter and Jim are still Carter and Jim, and OMG lets not forget Drew and Jenny--these books would not be the same without them.
During all this hilarity, Tyler finds out that his dad is not his "real" dad. His journey to discover who his biological father is, is a journey you won't soon forget. And the little twist at the end?? Enough to warm my heart. Tara brought it all around full circle and I was not expecting it.. I love when that happens.
So, power up you tube and get familiar with the Ponies, do a little bit of research on the bronys and then dive in...but be prepared to bust a gut and have your face hurt from smiling so much, and I recommend you stay near a bathroom because I swear I almost peed myself laughing a couple times!
Im going to be author stalking for the next book--- Please let it be Molly's story! She is Liz's youngest daughter and she pops in and out in this book, and it was just enough to really wet my appetite and wonder what her story was---
The Beast was banned by Amazon after a deliberate attack. Because people are insecure and selfish, they feel the need to sink so low as to make a campaign to take the competition out... but, Karma is a Bitch, and what comes around goes around.....And the really funny part??? The trolls do not seen to realize that when a book is banned---> it makes demand go up, everyone is curious.... And in this case, they should be---> This Book Rocks!!!
Synopsis: **Recently banned on Amazon, it is available again for now.
Sokolov is a man scarred, physically and emotionally. From the rough
streets of Moscow to the highest ranks in the Solntsevskaya Bratva, he
has seen it all.
An attack four years ago left him disfigured and
in seclusion, hiding from reactions to his appearance and in safety
from those who failed to kill him the first time.
his penthouse, managing his billion dollar businesses, he's resigned
himself to be alone, simply called The Beast among those who've dealt
with him in the past.
Columbia Grey is a pseudo-activist trying
to save her neighbourhood from a developer intent on levelling it to
build apartment towers. She goes along with a plan to confront the CEO
of the company on his own turf, to force him to listen to her
demands...all in a pathetic attempt to impress a man she barely likes.
does she know, she's taken herself into the mouth of the beast, a man
familiar with death and destruction, sex and seduction, a man used to
getting exactly what he wants and a man with nothing left to lose.
She's a beauty, but will that be enough to tame the beast and save her life?
**This can be read as a standalone, but is Book One in the Beast Series. Book Two is Little Dove.
This is not a fairy tale, this is what happens when the music ends and
life goes on after the credits roll. This is about simply existing until
you find yourself and write your own happily ever after, no matter what
form it takes
I received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review
**Warning--this book is not for everyone. There is severe domestic abuse situations that may not sit well with everybody**
This book is very different than anything else I have read. It was real, it was raw. It was heart wrenching, but it was true... it was like the author had climbed into the mind of an abuse victim and plucked out all the parts that no one understands. I say that, because everyone thinks that there is no way they would tolerate or put up with this kind of abuse, but, as a survivor of domestic abuse-10 years of it- I can promise you, that even the strongest of woman can be found in a bad situation.
I loathed Elliot-- and I think that was the point. He is cruel, viscous, selfish, controlling, and abusive beyond what most people can comprehend.
Eve is in love with Dominic- Elliots brother. She has been since she was 5 years old. But in a brilliant scheme from Elliot, he convinces Eve that Dominic doesnt want her, and begins to weasel his way in. Before she knows what happened, Eve is living in a nightmare. Emotionally beat down, mentally broken, she goes day to day trying not to upset Elliot. This is where the book was so real. The author was really able to capture the mind of an abused woman. The thought process, the fear, the worry, the constant battle to change and morph into the person they think they need to be. The way they blame themselves and think that if they had only done something different they wouldnt of deserved the beating they had received. It is a twisted reality that they live in.
Dominic loves Eve. He loves her with every ounce of his being. He doesn't want a life that doesn't involve her. And as he sits back and watches from the shadows thinking Eve is happy, he is devastated when he learns the truth.
Once I started reading, I couldnt put it down. I devoured it, and by the end I was emotionally wrung out and totally wrecked. It is an emotional roller coaster that throws you to and fro because there are times you think you know the ending and then you get moved in another direction. Tears were shed, and hope bloomed, as I cheered for Eve to get her HEA. And although this is not a cliffhanger, the author ended it brilliantly set up for another book....
If you are looking for fluff and rainbows, you wont find it here. What you will find is a story that will rock you to your core and captivate you. And I warn you, may of you will not believe that this is real stuff... but I promise you, it's as real as it gets.
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Wow.. is it bad that Im lusting after an 18 year old??? *fans self and sticks head in the freezer*
I loved this book. Dominic is fantastic. He is alpha to his core, bad boy, takes what he wants, and has secrets. With his charming good looks and bad attitude, he becomes the fascination of every girl in achool...except the one he wants---Bronagh. I loved him.
Bronagh is your girl next door. Shy, reserved, and the school outcast. But she seals her fate and is claimed by Dominic when she goes head to head with him, refuses to fall at his feet, and provides a challenge he is not used to.
This book was hilarious. I found myself outright laughing through it. Bronagh is a hot mess, and although at times I felt she was a bit immature, her snarky nature had me in stitches. Her stubborn refusal to let any one close to her, leaves her in the most awkward situations, added to her lack of social grace, she is a character all her own.
When Dominic begins his pursuit of Bronagh, her world turns upside down. Her quiet, routine life gets shaken up, and she has no idea how to handle it. As she fights against the inevitable, she has to learn to trust and let people in. But she discovers that getting over her past is not as easy as she wants it to be.
Dominic and his brothers are something else. Im glad they are all getting their own books!
What if your entire reality changed on you one
day? You wake up and your family and friends aren't
who you thought they were. You look around, and the world isn't what you
thought it was. You don't even recognize yourself. You and your reality are a complete mystery to
Simone's life was about to undergo that
disturbing journey. Love, lust, death, betrayal.
How do you fight the devil himself when he
consumes you with lust? How can you love someone who has come to take
back your brother’s soul?
Shamar, soul keeper and son of Death, had never
met such a unique soul before Simone. Captivated by her, he broke all rules to
be near her -- to love and protect her. But how do you protect someone from
evil when the forces of good seem to be working against you?
When Lucifer himself crawled from Hell to claim
Simone, what sacrifices would Shamar make to keep her safe?
Not seeing Simone all
week left my craving for her unsatisfied and vibrating my blood with
anticipation for when I could feed it again. New charges have kept me busy and
the temptation to touch her when she was reaching out to me in her bedroom
after the party nearly consumed and broke me. Distance was what I needed but
now I need to see her again. I waited long enough; I have proven to myself that
I’m strong and not a fool to human weakness.
Sensing her soul I
appear close to her. She’s in a shop so I go to the coffee stool positioned
opposite and order a drink. The girl serving me blushes when she hands me my
change. I can sense her attraction to me; it radiates off her in waves and has
her embarrassed because of it. I smile with a wink at her and drop the change
into the tip jar. I hear her intake of breath and laugh quietly to myself as I
turn and almost spill my cup onto Simone’s chest.
“Oh my go…,” she
gasps and her eyes twinkle with recognition. A smile falls over her face,
stilling my heartbeat. “We meet again.” Her soft musical voice flows.
“I’m sorry I nearly
scalded your…” I look down at her impressive chest and back to her face, which
is tinted with the pink flush from my gaze.
“Body,” I offer with a
shake of my head, which earns me a giggle. It nearly floors me. Pulling a stray
hair from her mouth, she watches my movements. Parting her lips, her tongue darts
out to moisten them; I caress her bottom lip with the pad of my thumb, taking
the hair with it across to her cheek. There’s an electrical storm erupting
inside my body. Her eyes are glazed; everything around us has fallen into
silence, we are the only two who exist in this moment.
retraces it journey to her mouth with a press of her lips she kisses it. My
whole body crackles and tingles. She’s turned on and it magnifies my own
arousal. Leaning forward without thought of consequence, I touch my lips to
hers. Her body melts into mine; the taste of her red lips is like the sweetest
forbidden fruit. The warmth of her tongue slips into my mouth and I meet it
with my own: grasping her face deepening the kiss. Her supple body moulds
further into mine, her breasts pushing against my chest, our hips pushing into
each other’s. The whole world falls away and I feel like Heaven has claimed me
and this is it; she is my Heaven.
“Holy shit!” a voice
shouts out, ringing in my ears.
Simone pulls away,
breathless, her pouty red lips still slightly open and swollen from my kiss.
Her eyes roam my face with bewilderment. “That was…”
“Amazing,” I finish
Her friend grabs her
shoulders and turns her from my gaze. It breaks the spell. I notice we have
gathered an audience as were standing in the middle of the mall making out like
we were in a private room. She looks around and drops her face to the floor,
embarrassed. Lifting her chin, I whisper, “Never look down
Simone, only up.” I bring my lips to her forehead before walking away once again"
When not lost in my
mind of characters i can be found reading or spending time with family. I
prefer a darker edge to my writing, not all life and love stories are light,
some are grown from darkness. I was raised by a bookaholic. My mum started me
on Anne rice as soon as i was old enough. I love losing myself in an authors
world and create them for my fans.
I thought I had run far enough away that he’d never find me. The man who destroyed my sense of safety and introduced me to the evils of the world came back looking for forgiveness. How can I forgive him when I haven’t forgiven myself? I look at his fiancée and wonder how she could love a man so cruel. However, the closer I look at her, the more I realize that maybe she doesn’t love him after all.
What has he done to her? I have to find out.
Many tears. Countless men.
I thought I’d found the one man who wouldn't break my heart. Two weeks before our wedding day, he came clean with his dirty past and shattered our future. He’s asking me to still love him, but how can I love a man so cruel? I look at the woman he destroyed, and I feel compelled to do everything I can to help her. I know what it’s like to be broken by this man.
Can I help her to live life again instead of just existing? I have to find out.
Ages 18+ due to adult situations and violence. Some situations may be difficult for some readers.
I walked into the kitchen and dumped the bottle down the sink. I started the coffee pot and made it strong. I was sure he hadn’t eaten anything, either, so I opened his fridge and started to make him something to eat. I ignored all the comments he made about my coming in as if he wanted me there, but I stopped cold at one comment.
“I used to think it was hard to compete with a ghost, but now that they are coming back in the flesh, I can’t compete with them at all, can I? All this time I’ve spent trying to save you and you were just lost, but they’ve found you now.”
I started taking out stuff for sandwiches and grabbed the bread on my way to the counter that he had his head on. I reached over and ran my fingers through his hair. “Kyle, there’s no competition for you to worry about. It’s just baggage from my past that I have to work through, but I am all yours.” I wanted it to be true, but I started to think about that kiss Johnny had given me before I left, and I was still confused. I needed to fix this with Kyle, though.
Kyle grabbed my wrist and pulled me around the counter to him. He hugged me close. “If that were only true, Livy. If that were only true.”
I hugged him back. “You haven’t called me Livy in a long time. I’ve missed it.”
He pulled back a little and looked in my eyes. “I have a confession to make.” I tilted my head and looked puzzled. “I haven’t been calling you anything. When I say Liv, it isn’t your name. After you bought those sleeping pills, I’ve been telling you to live every chance I can—especially at the more stressful or anxious times. It just worked out that it could be a play on your name.”
I looked at him as if I had never seen him before. It was as if I truly got him for the first time. I thought back to key times that he walked up to me and just said live. It had helped me, even if I thought he was just saying my name. I knew then I was completely in love with Kyle. I cupped his face and kissed him lightly on the lips. “Thank you for taking such good care of me even when I didn’t see it.” I hugged his neck tight. “I have confessions of my own to get out tonight, but I need you to sober up before we talk.” I pulled away, poured him a cup of coffee, and then started the sandwiches.
B.L. Mooney started writing when the voices and storylines in her head ran out of room. They were getting too cramped and neither B.L. nor the characters could take it anymore, so she did the only thing she could do--she made room. She always knew she wanted to write, but vowed to make time for it later. Now that she's made time for writing, most everything else falls to the wayside. That seems to suit the characters that keep popping up just fine.
B.L. lives in the Midwest and her other talents include in-demand cookies, a very dry sense of humor, and stealth eavesdropping. Some mannerisms, attitudes, or twists come from random sentences picked up while passing by strangers. So speak up the next time you have something to gossip about. You never know, it may just end up on the pages of the next book you read.
Ashley’s Bend-a knot used to securely
join the ends of two ropes together.
Ashley Carter thought she had the
perfect life as the loving and supportive wife to her upcoming attorney
husband. Marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Chicago to start a
life with him seemed perfect, until she ends up walking in on him with another
Determined to start her life over
after always sacrificing herself, she attends the grand opening of a new club
in town with her best friend. She went expecting to have a good time, what she
didn’t expect was to meet Dominic Michaels.
Dominic Michaels is the owner operator of a string of BDSM clubs, The Celtic
Knot. He displays control and power over everything in his life, especially his
women. Having suffered through a tragic event at a young age, he never allows a
woman to remain a part of his life beyond the bedroom, that is until he meets
Can the love of a woman loosen the
knots of control that Dominic securely holds on to?
Sometimes it is hard to make the
shift from control to surrender.
Cassy is a work at
home mom where she spends her days surrounded by children running her in-home
daycare. She loves to cook, read and spend her nights and weekends being a Les
Mills group fitness instructor. She has been a lover of all things romance from
a very early age. She hopes and dreams that everyone can receive their happy
ever after. A good ol country girl at heart, she was born and raised in
Arkansas and now resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and
three young children.
Lily is moving forward
after her break up with Alfie. Her journey continues through some extremely
emotional times during key events, as she becomes more self- assured and begins
to develop as an performing artist. It isn't easy for Lily to forget Alfie
because of circumstances in Alfie's life. However, Lily is tortured by constant
reminders of their time together, and this does little for her resolve to move
on. Although, Lily has made her choice, it is also tinged with sadness.
Her love for Alfie remains strong, and she fights a constant internal battle,
between loving him and loving her music. Lily thinks it's impossible to have
both. A fabulous opportunity
arises for Lily, but there is a possibility of this bringing her face to face
with Alfie again. Can Lily cope with the emotional turmoil this would bring
her? Or, is the risk of seeing Alfie something she feels able to manage now?
Musically, Lily concentrates her efforts much more, which brings success, post
Alfie. Through this, she finds friends in some of the most unlikely of
circumstances. All of her friends continue to protect her, and are all well
aware of the impact Lily's relationship with Alfie has had on her. All apart
from Elle, who gives Lily food for thought. Although, Lily's mind is still
plagued with memories of Alfie; which continue to impact on her to such an
extent, Lily has been unable to form new romantic ties. Professionally, her relationships
couldn't be better. She is offered some amazing opportunities rarely available,
and is determined to do make the most of them. This is especially important to
her, given the sacrifices she has made in the past to do this. Will Lily's
music be enough for her, and prove to be everything she ever wanted?
I have lived my
whole life with comments from both, relative strangers and close friends
telling me I should write a book. People continually tell me I have an ability
to tell a story and make even the mundane sound interesting. (I’m personally
not aware of that.)
The thought of
doing this, was something I never thought I would entertain, because being
dyslexic, during my childhood and adolescence, I found it very difficult to get
past how to spell something, never mind how coherent the sentence sounded. So
writing a few paragraphs usually made me sweat.
As a child I
discovered coping strategies and developed my own ways of getting by, I wasn’t
stupid by any stretch of the imagination, but left school at fifteen without
any academic qualifications. I wasn't diagnosed with dyslexia until I attended
university at the age of thirty.
(Both of my
children were diagnosed with dyslexia, one at the age of seven and one much
later, although, I could see my traits present in him, and both have excelled
academically in their chosen professions.
Thanks to the
invention of the computer and information technology, my world changed. I
learned how to communicate in written form effectively, not afraid to use
language present in my oral skills that were lacking in my written work, for
fear of spelling them wrongly, which gave me the confidence to write the books.
Had I, had to write a book on paper, I know I would never have finished the
discovered the joy of writing after a challenge by a friend, which turned into
three books. As I am constantly challenging others to face their demons, I
decided, after some persuasion, to brave it out and share the books with
others. I don’t have any expectations for them other than to tell the
This was a huge
step for me, and took courage because there are so many fabulous clever people
out there, writing amazing pieces of work that sadly, very few people ever
I have had the pleasure (and the drama) of working in The National Health
Service and in an independent capacity for Social Services in the UK for many
years. My work has been supporting many women, children, young people, and
families during this time. Sometimes, this has been at some of the toughest or
most vulnerable times in their lives.
time I have observed the communications of all parties involved both, in their
relationships with others and how their decisions affect the subsequent
outcomes for them and others. I have shared in the births and in the deaths of
some of these people, and I never take advantage of the privilege my position
People ask what
does the K.L. stand for K.L. Shandwick is a pseudonym. This isn’t to ‘hide’
behind, (I am not ashamed of what I’ve written), but to afford my clients the
appropriate level of confidentiality by association. So, K L stands for KL. I
am an independent author, who presently self publishes through kindle, but I
hope to have a print copy of my books shortly.
5 stars---and everyone knows I don't give them out easily.
I can not say enough about this book. I related on so many levels that I found myself balling like a baby sometimes. Kristen hit this one out of the park, Nic reminded me of me. I felt her pain, her confusion, and her heart. And I think that Matt has just dethrowned Leo Nash-- *sigh* sorry Leo, there is a new favorite With Me man..
Matt--yes please! Find me this man. He is a detective by day and a Master Dom by night. With a kink for bondage and Shibari I want to find him and take him home so he can boss me around and play with his ropes. Alpha to his core he has mastered the art of not being to bossy and letting his girl be who she is. And he knows when to pull out the Dom to help the relationship along....yes, I LOVED him and Iam adding him to my book boyfriend list... He was DELICIOUS!!!
Nic-- I adored her. Strong, independent, smart, business owner. Doing it on her own. Not a weak woman who needs someone to take care of her, but willing to let Matt do what he needs to do in order to be himself. Now, Nic has a couple secrets, but you will have to read to discover them.
Kristen touches on a female problems that you very rarely see written about. I want to Kiss her right noe, because there is very little awareness. I hope that after you have read this book, if you are not familiar with it, you will at least take the time to look it up. You could be a life line of understanding to some woman or young girl. Yes, life line. And as a fellow silent sufferer, I mean that with every ounce of my being. Kristen did an amazing job at capturing the heart ache and distress of the silent sufferer. And I love her for it... Beautifully written.