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Leave Me Breathless
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Tied with Me
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Review: Deep Down

Deep Down
Deep Down by Elle Aycart

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh how I have missed Elle Aycart's alpha men.... when is the next book due out???

I loved the Bowen brothers, but Mike has given them a good run for their money. Few people can create an Alpha like Elle can. And Mike was all alpha!!! Yum!!!

Deep Down is a story of miscommunication, assumption, and 2nd chances. It's a story of how the grass is not always greener on the other side. And how rash, fear based choices can ruin the dreams you never knew you wanted.

Now, I have to tell you, in the midst of this love story is 3 of the orneriest, craziest little old ladies I think I have ever read about. They are determined to intervene and get Mike back together with his only true love -- Kyra. But through it all their antics were hilarious, and their text messages had me rolling on the floor. They make up the OG --> Origional Grandma's. And they are meddling little old things. And they were hilarious.

Mike is my favorite kind of leading man. Hot, bossy, and controlling. He took what he wanted and made no apologies for it. And when he wants something, look out. Because nothing was going to get in his way. I loved the way he took to Kyra's little girl. Loving her and protecting her as if she was his own flesh and blood. He was a little hot headed, and a lot jealous, and he was fabulous!! Him and Kyra had been together for years. She was all he ever wanted. But she fled to chase her dreams of being a professional dancer, leaving Mike devastated, with a rock wall around his heart.

Kyra, I loved her. She was strong, and determined. She was self sufficient and willing to do what she had to do in order to support herself and her daughter. With her dreams crushed due to choices that were not her own, and coming out of a bad marriage, she moves back to the small town she fled, and as her and Mike's paths begin to cross again with the help of the OG's, Kyra and Mike learn to heal past hurts. And per usual, Ms. Aycart has not disappointed with some rocking sex scenes... *runs and puts head in freezer*

We also get a good bit of drama, as Kyra's ex husband gives her a run for her money. And as his secrets are spilled, and trouble brews, Kyra has to navigate the murky waters.

And we also get a bit of a taste of those fabulous Bowen Brothers. *sigh* Oh how I love James.... anyway, Cole and Max make a few appearances and Max is still searching for his mate...can not wait to see how his story plays out!

Now, whee was I???? Oh yeah....The epilogue leaves it wide open for the next book. Looks like Rachel will get her story. And I can not wait to see how the meddling OG's work this out, or who they have in mind for her. Should be a wild ride for the feisty auto mechanic.

Deep Down is a spin off series from the Bowen Brothers, but you do not have to of read them in order to read it. It references some of the people from the books, but nothing that would leave you confused or guessing.

Love conquers all. All the hurts. All the mistakes. All the time spent apart.

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Cover Reveal -- Epiphany by Ashley Suzanne

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Title: Epiphany (Book 4 - The Destined Series)
Author: Ashley Suzanne
Release Date: May 10, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Epiphany, the final installment of The Destined Series, continues the stories of four best friends from college who are making decisions that will set the course for the rest of their lives.

Mira and Skylar have had their share of painful pasts, troubled presents and an unknown future. When Skylar finds himself getting more involved with his MC, it puts strain on his relationship with Mira, who quickly learns that trust isn’t as easily given as she would have thought. Will they be able to make it through and get the happily ever after they both dream of?

With Danny’s life now on the rocks, he continues to grasp at straws, trying to find a place for himself in the world. Between a career that isn’t what he thought it would be and dealing with the fall out with Mira and Skylar’s relationship, he struggles to move forward until the job offer of his dreams lands directly in his lap. Will he jump at the opportunity or fight for the love he's lost?

Kylee's recent success has caused Jacoby to feel left out, leaving him resenting her career. When an unexpected turn of events forces them to make a life changing decision, will they be able to make it out unscathed?

This group of friends, this family, are all searching for signs to lead them in the right direction. Will a moment of deja vu be the epiphany needed to move toward the happily ever after they all desire?

Series Reading Order
Ashley Suzanne
Mirage (Destined #1)
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UK: http://amzn.to/1iyMsEq
Inception (Destined #1.5)
US: http://amzn.to/1eXicRi
UK: http://amzn.to/1lIbHZq
Awakening (Destined #2)
US: http://amzn.to/1iJN8HF
UK: http://amzn.to/1cL1wdW
Façade (Destined #3)
US: http://amzn.to/1jvjvck
UK: http://amzn.to/1fuzfbw

About the Author
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Ashley Suzanne is a married mother of three little boys as well as a daughter, aunt, sister, best friend, birth mother, blogger, book whore and author. Ashley is a native to the suburbs of Detroit, with most of her family living in Kentucky and New York.

You can usually find Ashley sitting in bed, with her laptop, playing on Facebook, pretending to write, entering giveaways (she’s also a swag whore) or on a football field with her oldest son, Tyler. Yep, not only is she a football fan, she’s a football mom!

When she’s reading, it’s typically something to do with romance, contemporary being her favorite genre. She’s a total fan-girl over a few authors; Pamela Ann, SE Hall, Madeline Sheehan, Jasinda Wilder, Maya Banks, CM Stunich, Nicole Jacquelyn and Riley Rhea to name a few.

Ashley has no pets, unless you count her children and she is a little OCD. Her favorite color is pink. Her favorite drink is cherry vodka and coke and double chocolate brownies are a must.

Other Works by Ashley Suzanne (all available on Amazon, BN, iTunes, Kobo and Smashwords)
Mirage (Book One: The Destined Series)
Inception (Book One 1/2: The Destined Series)
Awakening (Book Two: The Destined Series)
Façade (Book Three: The Destined Series)
Epiphany (Book Four: The Destined Series) – Coming Summer 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Review -- Wanting Reed by Antoinette Candela

“Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to.”

How do you live with yourself when you are the reason you lost the one thing that meant the most to you.

Timing is everything and for Reed, he can never seem to catch a break. When Reed returns to Boston to redeem himself he finds that Elle has already moved on, building a new life, a new beginning. He needs her to know that he meant every word before he left, that he never meant to leave her. Will he ever get that chance to tell her?

How do you love again when the one person who made you feel like you were his whole world left you with a broken heart? Hoping that life and new friends could keep her memories and feelings for Reed at bay, Elle chases life and all that it has to offer until she is confronted with heartbreak again.

Is time and space enough to get past losing your once in a lifetime or will Elle be always Wanting Reed?

4 of 5 stars 

WOW--- Reed is just LUSH!!! I adored him.

Wanting Reed is a story of second chances. Reed has totally messed up with Elle, and isnt sure how to fix it. Elle is devastated by the loss of Reed and is trying to bury all her feelings.

Now, I have to say, I have not read the 1st book in this series, Breaking Elle. But I will right that situation. With that said, I was not lost while reading this one. Iam sure some things would of been mush clearer, but I was totally able to understand and never felt like I needed to stop and read the 1st one.

This one opens up a while after Reed has left Elle to return home on what should of been a quick trip. But his past has caught up with him and left him broken--literally. When he doesnt show up at the airport when he was supposed to, Elle is left devastated. And her best friend Tyler makes his move to heal her broken heart.

I was really afraid this was going to end up some crazy love triangle, but I have to say, it was very well played. There was just enough to leave me wondering and not so much that I wanted to throw my kindle and be done with it. It was a perfect balance.

And as the story plays out, and secrets are revealed, found myself up until 2am reading because I needed to know what Elle was going to do. At times she was a little all over the place, but she always came through in the end, and I never felt like she was just a weak heroine. She was fantastic.

Through all the ups and downs, this book was defiantly a roller coaster ride. But it was a ride I would take again. And there is now so many options for follow up books, that I hope to see Luke's story one of these days...he has me curious.  


Book 1: Breaking Ella

How is it that the one person who you have avoided is the same person who could give you true happiness?

When Elle Bennett meets Reed Austin she can't deny the attraction. She discovers that certain people come into your life who make you question everything that you've ever believed about love and life. Will she risk everything for something exciting and dangerous or will she choose what is familiar and secure?

Reed Austin isn't looking for love when he moves to Boston. The distance was supposed to help him escape the trouble he left behind. Once he meets, Elle, everything changes. Reed can't figure out why he's drawn to Elle, but one thing is certain - he needs her.

Passion. Betrayal. Solace. Confusion. Desperation.

Love and life are not simple and emotions and relationships are tested. Will attraction be enough or will their secrets and past keep them apart?

Release Day Blitz - Heart In Wire by RL Grifin

This book has spoilers in it if you haven't read the By A Thread series yet, you may not want to read the synopsis. This is a companion book to that series and I highly suggest reading it first.

Have you ever been involved in an epic love story where you wound up alone? Have you devoted yourself so completely to someone that you lost yourself in their abyss?

Patrick Greer spent the past five years revolving around El. He fought like hell to not feel the emotions for her that were hidden deep in his gut, until he couldn't anymore. He was so sure of them, of her, of what they were to each other, until he wasn't.

Patrick couldn't even imagine the things he'd done for her, with her and to her. El broke him.

He was a liar, a friend, a lover, a fixer, a runner and a killer.

Now he had to figure out who he was without her.

*There are adult situations, tons of cussing and you may enjoy this book with an adult beverage.


Cover Reveal -- Reasonable Doubt 2 by Whitney Garcia Williams

Title: Reasonable Doubt Volume 2
Author: Whitney Gracia Williams
Release Date: Very Soon!
Cover Designer: Najla Qambers of Najla Qambers Designs
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She lied to me...

She betrayed the one rule that I'm most adamant about: Honesty. Complete and utter fucking honesty .

I really wish she was someone else--someone who didn't have the ability to make me feel, someone I could easily discard like the hundreds of women before her.

She isn't.

I'm drawn to her like I've never been drawn to a woman before--completely captivated by the very sight of her. But unfortunately, with my past slowly re-surfacing for all of the world to see, I'll have to find a way to let her go.

She can never be mine.

Subject: ASSHOLE.

Just emailing you to say hello since you haven’t reached out to me, and you haven’t heard from me in a while.

Hope all is well.


His response came immediately.

Subject: Re: ASSHOLE.

I fucked you this morning, and from what I remember, I heard you loud and clear.


Subject: Re: Re: ASSHOLE.

That’s not what I meant…I meant that you and I no longer talk on the phone or email each other like we used to. You only want to fuck, and you still have a big ass problem with leaving me hanging right after. Talking about the weather for five seconds once we get done is not what I meant by post-conversation and you know it.

You’re an asshole.


Reasonable Doubt Volume One
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WGW Author
A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.

She is the "imaginary bestselling" author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.

When she's not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here:

She also loves getting emails from her readers, so if you want to tell her how much you loved (or hated) her stories, email her at whitgracia@gmail.com


Cover Reveal -- Hold Me Closer by Hilary Storm


Designer: Bookfabulous Designs
Date: May 5, 2014

Walker has put his personal life on hold to help Rebel Walking with security on
tour. His ‘all work and no play’ attitude has him in trouble with some of the
new female family members in his life.

Lainey Douglas couldn't pick a good man if her life depended on it. She’s been
burnt one too many times and isn't thrilled at all when she's tricked into a
date. Her attempt to run him off almost works—until he has to save her from

What happens when Holden meets the most frustrating woman in his life? Will
Lainey stop pushing him away long enough to see that he's not like all the
other guys? Can she open her heart after everything she's been through?

Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Enid,
Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday
like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State
University with an MBA in Accounting and has a full time job as an accountant.
Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha
coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the author of the
International Best Selling 'Rebel Walking' series. Book one: 'In a Heartbeat'
was released June 2013, Book two: 'Heaven Sent' was released in September 2013.
Book 2.5: 'Banded Together' released Jan 2014. Book 3: 'No Strings Attached'
released March 2014. Book 4: 'Hold Me Closer' is due out beginning of May.

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Cover Reveal -- Therapist by Jaden Wilkes


I am a sociopath.

I know this because I diagnosed myself.

I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from a very prestigious university.

I am charming, attractive, and you probably want to sleep with me.

I take what I want, when I want, and I enjoy picking the most tragic of all my patients to experiment with.

I have no remorse, I am unrelenting in my pursuit of tragedy, and I am about to meet my match.

Her name is not important, I am only allowed to call her Mistress. She is a femme fatale, a patient, and now an obsession.

She will destroy me, I will do anything to get inside of her.

I can already feel her inside of me.

**Trigger warning. This novel contains situations of perversity and dubious consent. It is full of possible triggers and quite honestly, a shorter novel simply to get this sick bastard out of my head. The minute I hit publish, I will need a shower. If you choose to read it, I am sorry he dragged you through his filth.

Cover Reveal -- That Girl by HJ Bellus

A Standalone Novel by HJ Bellus
Genre: New Adult/Sports Romance

This book is about That Girl…

The girl who leaves behind her past, including her name; runs away from home and vows to never let another identity claim her again. Broken dreams, an abusive step-dad and ugly memories from her childhood are the only shattered remnants that have the ability to haunt her. 

With no money, an endless blank slate laying ahead of her and no hopes for the future, she sets out to survive at minimum wage jobs, moving from town to town, changing her name with each move, and never allowing glimpses of her past to threaten her empty future. 

Average in every way, from her looks to her personality and even her style, there is not much to remember about her. When she abandons one town for another, she leaves behind her fake identity in the search of the next one, while leaving people asking themselves, “I wonder what ever became of that girl.”

This was her reality until Lincoln Wilks.

The number one defensive football player in Denver who finally names That Girl

Cover Designer: Redbird Designs



I'm just a simple girl who loves the country life... Oh yeah, & a good corn dog! Throw in a little Vanilla Ice, and shits bound to get crazy!  
Be Brave! 

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 Email: hjbellus@gmail.com

Cover Reveal organized by: HEA Book Tours, PR & More

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cover Reveal -- When We Fall by Kendall Ryan


Cover Reveal -- A Deadly Bet By Jen Cousineau

Book Title: A Deadly Bet
Author: Jen Cousineau
Genre: Erotic Romance

Goodreads book link:  


Veronica's life was right on track. Attending University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and trying to complete her final year, she had amazing friends, was happily in love with her best friend, and was just working to make all of her dreams come true.

One night changed her whole world. What was supposed to be a girl’s celebration for her friends twenty-first birthday, turned into the worst mistake of her life.
Veronica makes a deadly bet that destroys everything she loves.

Four years later, Veronica has a life-altering decision to make. Stay for all the loves of her past and hope for the best or plan an escape for the ultimate love of her future.

If she breaks her word and leaves, can she keep her loved ones safe? Can she survive if she fails?