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Absolute Favorite Books

Own the Wind
Reckless
Motorcycle Man
Wild Man
Lady Luck
Rock Chick Revenge
Leave Me Breathless
Undeniable
Nobody's Perfect
Thoughtless
Effortless
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Freed
Tied with Me
My Unexpected Forever
Rule
The Reluctant Dom
Trouble
Wild and Free


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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Review --- Ex-Con by Scott Hildreth




EX-CON by Scott Hildreth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars




Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cover Reveal --- Never Trust a Saint by Melissa Jane





NEVER TRUST A SAINT: a LOS SANTOS cartel story

Romance/suspense/erotica/action

Release Date: 8th February 2016


Sunday, November 8, 2015

New Release -- Tequila Nights by Melissa Jane

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New Release 

TEQUILA NIGHTS 
By: Melissa Jane 


Friday, October 9, 2015

Cover Reveal -- Twisted Perception by T.L. Smith

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Revamped Covers from T.L. Smith..... wait till you see these beauties...


REVAMPED COVERS!! 

 Wait until you see these beauties!!!
TL Smith has had the covers for her Dilemma series redone.... HAWT!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review -- Degrade by TL Smith

Degrade Degrade by T.L. Smith

My rating --5 of 5 stars

Goodreads -- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25875373-degrade

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 And the Queen of twists and turns has done it again....


Saturday, August 29, 2015





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Sunday, August 2, 2015

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"I won't fuck you. You don't hold a candle to her. You taste sour, where she taste like my fucking salvation"



Friday, July 31, 2015

Review -- The Goodbye Man by Mary Palmerin

The Goodbye Man (Red Market, #1)The Goodbye Man by Mary E. Palmerin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I really wish sometimes that there was an option for more than 5 stars, because in this situation, The Goodbye Man needs more than 5.

I have been sitting on this review for a couple of days because I have been trying to get my thoughts together in order to give justice to the book without giving any of its secrets away.

Let me start by saying this:

WARNING!!!!! If you do NOT like dark, crazy, twisted, what the hell did I just read, where did the author come up with that because I think she may belong on the crazy ward, almost make your stomach turn, graphic violence that includes rape, torture and a whole host of other crazy, this book is not for you. If you are like me, and love a good mind f**k then one click this bad boy and do it quick. Because I expect it to end up in a controversial situation that will get it banned from Amazon until Mary fights for her right to publish and the readers rights to read what they choose.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Review -- Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

Ride Steady (Chaos, #3)Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I feel like I got my Kristen Ashley back. Since the last few I have read by her have not made me a gooey happy mess, Iam THRILLED that I stepped back into the KA world I have come to love and expect.

Joker, I loved him. I loved that he was always so serious, and ill tempered. He never showed emotion, he was just plain bad ass. And yet when it came to Carissa, his inner soft heart would come roaring through. And then we got to see the real man beneath the Chaos patch.

Carissa was such a doll baby. She wore her heart on her sleeve. And in the beginning I was afraid we were going to end up with a weak, door mat heroine, she proved me wrong at every turn. A single mom that was willing to go the extra mile for her kid. I loved that she refused to bring Joker in as part of her sons life, until she felt comfortable they were going to go somewhere. She was fiercely protective of her little man, and I loved this about her. I loved that she was unwilling to play the victim, even tho she had experienced enough she could throw the victim card and ride the wave. She wasnt one for handouts and her make the best of the situation attitude was admirable.

Anyone who follows me knows Iam not a fan of insta love. And in a way, people will try and say that this is the case with Joker and Carissa. However, their relationship started way back many years ago in high school. And because of their history and because of the way KA brought their relationship together, what could be placed in the insta love category, doesnt feel like insta love. Their relationship progression had a natural flow, that left you feeling like they were soul mates that had taken a few wrong turns in life, you just know they were meant to be together. It left my heart singing a happy tune.

Bring on the next Chaos book! I cant wait to see where KA goes with this. And Im going to admit, that when the series comes to an end, Iam going to be left heartbroken... bc this is one group of men that I dont want to have to say goodbye to!!!



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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Review -- Brando by Marita A Hansen

Brando (The Santini Brothers #2)Brando by Marita A. Hansen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Ok.. so I've been trying to figure out how I felt about book 1 -- Ricardo -- as I read this one. And I have finally been able to put words into my thoughts.

This isn't a bad series. I just can't call them great. Both book 1 and this one (book 2) are based on the Santini family. Book 1 about Ricardo and book 2 about Brando.

Now... my issue. there is way too much stuff going on with other characters. Neither book felt like they were based around the guys that were the main characters. I'm still left wondering about Ricardo and Bianca. There was never anything solid about how they ended up. And I'm left wondering about Brando and Ivy after finishing this one.

Both books had way too much story line wrapped around the other 12 million Santini brothers. and much of Brando 's story involved a ton about his twin brothers and 1 of his other brothers and in the end one of the sisters secrets came out. Very little of either book was actually about what the story claims to be. I understand that in a series parts will come to light about characters that will have their stories eventually told in the series. But I'm left wondering about Brando and Ivy. What is their story?? Guess. what?? I have no damn idea bc the book doesn't give much in the way of their relationship. Some is implied but it's all one big guessing game. And too many plots are swirling around other characters. Made my head hurt.

I didn't hate this. I am lust left kinda blah about it.. and honestly I'm not sure I will continue the series. Because there was still no indication as to how Ricardo and Bianca ended up. Are they together??

There is just way to much going on on these. I want the story about the couple. I don't mind other things being thrown in. But like in this case half the book is about one of Brandos other brothers.... just doesn't make any sense to me and I can't figure out where the author is trying to go with this.



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Review -- The Dominator by DD Prince

The DominatorThe Dominator by D.D. Prince

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Freaking loved this! I was on the ledge in the beginning but about 20% of the way in the book started moving and just didn't stop. It was non stop, up and down, round the bend, flip you over action. And I freaking loved it! I couldn't catch my breath on this roller coaster and the thrill was worth the up to 2am until my eyes dropped reading.

I am in love with Tommy Jr. In Love... He is as alpha as the come. He was crude and rude and delicious. He was a dirty boy with a twisted mind. He was dark and deep.. He made you want to dig in and find the light that had to be buried under all the darkness that surrounded him. I admit, in the beginning I didn't think there was going to be anything redeeming about him, but in the end he turned out to be Amazing. Amazing!! I want my very own Mafia Mob Boss.. please?? Anyone?? Is there like a mail order form somewhere??

Tia started out as a little whiney and I was thinking she was going to make me want to puke. I thought she was going to be weak. But this girl grew a set of balls and ended up being a fantastic leading lady. And if I say any more I'm going to give to much away.... and you know I'm not about to do that.

Mafia, secrets, bribery, kidnapping, people you thought you could trust that you can't.... There was a ton of crazy in this book. But somehow it all worked together. You'd think it would feel like the author had thrown everything but the kitchen sink in, but honestly I don't think the book would of been nearly as good had any of it been left out. And in the end, holy crap the end.. I never saw it coming. Delicious.... twisted.. not what you're expecting. Not. Even. Close.

I think this is the 1st novel from the author. And although there was a handful of times I felt it was useless info, overall this was a great thrill ride of a read. I just realized there is another book. I thought this was a stand alone. Turns out she is making it a series. I'm soooo happy about this. Tommy's brother Dare is up next... bring it on!!!

The Dominator did not end in a cliff hanger. It could def be read as a standalone. But I get the feeling that the next book will leave you confused if you haven't read this one.



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Review -- The Redemption by Lauren Rowe

The Redemption (The Club, #3)The Redemption by Lauren Rowe

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Hallalujah!! The Redemption redeemed the series. I was a little nervous going into this one bc I had such a bitter taste for Sarah after book 2. But, thankfully Sarah wasn't such a turn off in this installment.

This has ended up being a really good series. I've loved the mystery that surrounded it, I love the way the mystery wasn't center stage, it was a slow build, and the story of Jonas and Sarah was the main focus. I love the way it didn't drag, the parts if their pasts that needed revealing were revealed piece by piece and played well into the story. And I loved loved how as the pieces of the puzzle all fell together, there was this crazy big mystery to solve that ended up making my jaw drop. Because what ended up happening was not any where close to what I was thinking. And can we say Karma?? Because in the end, karma came and rolled right over everyone that deserved it.

Jonas is a little different of a leading guy. I liked him, he was alpha in his own alpha way. But I would be lying if I said he wasn't a little too soft. I don't mind feelings in my main men, but he bordered on pansy sometimes. I found myself on the fence with him.

Sarah is a spit fire. I wasn't sure how I was feeling about her after book 2. But in the end she managed to pull herself together and not be too obnoxious. She still had her moments I thought were a little over the top. But I prefer woman who are strong yet don't try to bulldoze their alpha men. They work them with finesse. And in Sarah's case she was just too bossy sometimes.

The over all story and plot in this series is amazing. I loved loved the story. I think this is the 1st time I have ever read a series that I loved the actual story, the plot, the way it all came together and yet in the end, wasn't crazy about the characters. It's kind of weird for me. But I guess it is what it is.

Over all, I recommend the series. If you like a good Romantic Suspense then I think you'd enjoy it. I felt like it was well writen, the back story was well woven in, and the timing of everything coming together was perfect. I never felt like everything but the kitchen sink was thrown into the mix, which sometimes happens when there is as much hiding in the past as these two had. Hopefully that makes sense... There was plenty of action and the series just flowed and rolled. I read book 2 and book 3 in 2 days. Once things started to be revealed I was so curious as to what was going on, I needed to find out. This was a late night reading kinda series. Because once all the bread crumbs you've been given start to form a whole piece of bread, you become obsessed with the need to know what in the world is going on.



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Review -- The Reclamation by Lauren Rowe

The Reclamation (The Club, #2)The Reclamation by Lauren Rowe

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I really have enjoyed this series. But I have to admit that the heroine is really annoying. I love a bad ass leading lady, but Sarah is border line over the top bitch. Down right obnoxious. And I'm honestly not sure how any man would actually put up with her. And she has managed to bring this Alpha male to heel and almost turned him into a complete pu**y. If this had all happened in book 1 I would not of invested the time or money into the rest of the series.

I like the plot. I love the mystery. I'm just really struggeling with the characters roles. they are battling for position of top dog. And as I don't mind a strong female lead, Sarah seems to want to bring Jonas to heel. And his willingness to comply kills me. *This an opinion.. and only an opinion* I'm not a domme fan. I want my men over the top alpha and my women strong but willing to let the male think he is leading the way. There is a saying that goes " the man may be the head of the relationship, but a good woman is the neck and knows how to turn the head" .. Sarah is just flat out rude and bitchy. I hope that makes sense.

Ok.. on to book 3. *Warning.. Cliff hanger* and I'm invested enough to want to know how this all ends. I'm also doing the hope dance that Jonas pulls his balls out of Sarah's purse and puts them back on...

Moving on.....



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Review -- Grey by EL James

Grey (Fifty Shades, #4)Grey by E.L. James

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


looks like another trilogy is headed our way .. not sure how I feel about that. This one ends right about where book 1 ends. so iam assuming there will now be 2 more books. although I enjoyed being able to get inside of Christian's head I'm not sure I want to read 2 more from his pov. I do know I liked the origional thoughts that his pov would be 1 book. and now I feel like rhe author is trying to capitalize on her popularity. which is frustrating.



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Review -- King by TM Frazier

King (King, #1)King by T.M. Frazier




Book 2?? Where is book 2?? Oh my Jesus.... I thought this was a standalone.. evidently there was a change in plan....

Holy hell this was so good... I started and didn't want to put it down.... once I wrap my head around what I'm thinking and feeling I will get a full review done..

King just landed on my fav book boyfriends list... And the book is now added as one of my top favorites. Warning - there is a cliffhanger.... I'm not sure I'm going to survive the wait time for Tyrant...



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Review -- In The Beginning by London Miller

In the Beginning (Volkov Bratva, #1)In the Beginning by London Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


3.5 rounded up to 4 (again wishing there was a 1/2 star option)

I've had this (and the rest of the series) on my iPad forever. since I've been on a mafia kick I finally broke them out.

The story line was good. I liked the little twist in the end. Again I'm faced with a cliffhanger, but at least I have the next books already.

I would of probably rated this one a solid 4 41/2 but OMG the editing issues. I'm normally one to pass over them or not notice. But this was so full of them it drove me to the edge and I felt the need to drink. Thank goodness I'm curious enough to see how it plays out or I don't think I would move on to the next book. And honestly depending on how bad it is with the grammatical errors, misspelled words, mi use of words, etc I may not survive the entire story... ok rant over

I loved the story behind this one. Lauren seems a bit too naive for me, but taking into consideration her past and her mother hovering over her, I was able to let it slide. plus in the end, her inner take charge girl showed up. So I'm hoping the meek little doormat that she was in this book doesn't carry over into the next one.

Mishca was delicious. I did love him. You knew from the start he had demons and layers to him, and from the word go you wanted to pick and peel until you found out what he was hiding.

As far as the mafia part of the story goes, it was well played. I felt a little of it was over explained and a waste of words, but at the same time I understood why the author chose to do it. Someone unfamiliar with terms spoken and the ways of the Bratva would be glad that it is all very well laid out.

I wanted to really love this one. I wanted to be able to give it a higher rating. But in the end it is one of those that I don't hate and yet I don't love. And it came down to the horrible God awful lack of editing. I know the cost involved. But that is what good Beta readers can be used for. And the errors were do obvious that anyone who set out to help the author would of (or should of) been able to catch the majority of them.

Can you tell I'm really fixated on the editing issues?? Sad isn't it? And for anyone that follows my reviews on a regular basis, ypu know this is not normally something I pick to pieces or even mention. Much less focus on.. that is how distracting they were.

Here goes nothing. .. wish me luck, because Iam diving into book 2 - Until the End.



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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Review -- Raze by Tillie Cole

RazeRaze by Tillie Cole

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Holy crap.. I finished this one in about 5 hours... My mind is still whirling

Review to come

Edited June 15, 2015

Ok... I had to wrap my head around this one.

I freaking LOVED it. I have had it on my ipad for a bit. Iam terrible about grabbing books when they are on sale even tho I have a gazillion I have not read yet. And I finally got to this one.

I love Tillie Coles Sweet Series. Even tho it is out of my "norm" it stands as one of my favorite "fluffy" series, and I always grab what she writes.

Raze was not at all what I was expecting. It is the 1st one I have read by her that is not "fluffy" and honestly, I went into it thinking I wouldnt like it as much because a good portion of the time, when an author veers off of her "normal" the books end up feeling forced. This was not the case with Raze .. not even close.

If you are looking for fluff, then walk away. Because there is not an ounce of fluff within a 10 mile radius of Raze. And it was FANTASTIC!

I read this one in one sitting, I could not get enough, and I was thankful I started in the wee morning hours (due to not being able to sleep) and did not have to work the next day. Because I devoured it.

This is one of those books that I find hard to review because I dont want to give even a spec of the story away because it will take away from the reader as they read the book.

What I will say is that I loved the characters, I loved the flow. I loved the story. I loved the twists and turns. And even tho I thought I had it figured out, I didnt. Some parts of it leave you with the feeling that you have it all worked out, but then you try and shove a piece of the puzzle in only to realize that it wont fit. It looks like it will, its close, but there is just enough of a difference in the piece you are holding and the spot you are trying to fit it that it doesnt line up and snap in.

There were parts to this story that broke my heart. I wanted to crawl into the pages and wrap my arms around Raze and tell him it was going to be ok. It was heart wrenching at times. And where Ms. Cole came up with some of the twisted things that happened is beyond my realm of understanding. This one was grotesque at times, I needed a fuffy, comedy to read after I turned the last page. It left me emotionally drained. But it left me wanting more. Even tho this is a dark read, the emotion that was packed within its pages will leave you reeling. It will send you on an emotional roller coaster that leaves you breathless once you climb off the ride.

If you like a good mind bender, a good dark read, a good twisted holy hell where did that come from story, then go now and one click this one. Just make sure you have a few hours to waste, because you are not going to want to put it down.



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Review -- Emerged by Marissa Honeycutt

Emerged (The Life of Anna #5)Emerged by Marissa Honeycutt

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Didn't hate it. didn't love it.

I feel like the air was taken out of my sails. I don't know if my expectations were too high?? Based on all the reviews, and the warning from the author, I was expecting dark dark twisted dark. But what I feel like I got was -- meh... I have read way darker, crazier, more twisted than these books. And honestly, I feel like the "dark" title has been given to it based on the sex slave aspect of the series. I just personally do not consider the constant rape of a woman the reason to label a series as dark. If you haven't read the series, then that may not make sense. But it's hard to review and explain my feelings without giving anything away.

I read the 1st book. I was tempted to dnf it, but I got curious about the under ground society aspect of the book with the hint of paranormal twist. Unfortunately, I wanted more in depth info about the society. And I was met with page after page, after page, after page, after page, after page, after page (well you get the idea) of nothing but all the ways a human can rape another human. Blah.. moving on...

I began book 2. I dnf'd around 25% because I just couldn't read another 9 million pages of nothing but this poor woman getting raped. And I decided at that point the reason the series was labeled dark romance was purely on the continous raping and sex slave aspects.

I skipped 3 and 4 completely. And jumped to this one, book 5 because I was curious to see how it would end. Thinking worse case scenerio, I would have to back track and either read the other books, or just throw in the towel. I was met with another 9 million pages of the same old things from the 1st book, plus a small bit of the mystery surrounding the plot. And you know what??? I never felt lost. Even without reading books 2, 3 or 4 I was able to follow along and understand what was happening. This book was drawn out and I felt alot of it could of been left out and not been missed. I actually ended up doing alot of skimming thru. And I still didn't get lost or not be able to figure out what was going on. *Sigh*

so.. sounds like a horrible review??? I know... But Iam not one to sugar coat things. And if you follow my reviews, you already know this about me. So why did I end up giving this 3 stars instead of 1 or 2 or a dnf?? Because the story was origional. Because I liked the majority of the characters. (Anna, btw, is not one of my top favorite female leads.) Because it was well written. Because I liked the paranormal twist. And if the author had given more details about the underground society and the paranormal parts of the series I think I would of rated higher. But as it stands I feel like I was sold 5 books with 9 million pages each, of nothing but the play by play of a woman being raped and beaten. With the added "bonus" of her falling in insta love with every guy she meets and some beautiful dancing thrown in to lighten the load. Dark and twisted?? Umm.. no. Not in my opinion. I am a dark romance junky. And I would label this one darkish... and compared to the dark dark twisted books I've read, this one didn't even come close to measuring up. I feel so let down. Almost betrayed. After reading reviews and all of the author warnings, I was geared up for sleepless nights and haunted dreams... I got lack luster reading and the need to force myself to keep reading..... oh well... moving on.... Next!!!!!!



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Review -- Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

Enslaved (The Life of Anna, #1)Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I didn't love this. but I also didn't hate this.

you know how you go into a book with huge amounts of enthusiasm and expectations bc the ratings are so good and the warnings that surround it leave you with the impression that it is so dark you won't be able to handle it?? I feel mislead. Even a bit lied to... because Iam wondering --- Did I read the same book as everyone else?? Because I didn't think it was that dark. Nor did I think it was a 5 star read.

Most of the book is nothing but Anna being treated like a blow up doll. Poor girl is raped more than anything else throughout the book. Literally, just about the entire book is her getting raped. Nothing really else to it.

*Sigh* I fell really misled. And honestly, the only reason Iam moving on to the next book is because the last bit of book 1 FINALLY caught my attention. And my need to know what the last chapter was all about is literally the only reason I'm going to read book 2. If it hadn't been for the last little bit of the book, I wouldn't bother with book 2. And depending on where book 2 leads will determine if I move to book 3 or even bother finishing book 2....because if book 2 is just more of book 1 I'm not wasting my non refundable time reading it. Hopefully book 2 is not the same repetitive jumbled nonense mess book 1 turned out to be.

I hate the feelings I've been left with from this book. Because it is not even as close to dark as all the warnings leads you to believe. And for a dark twisted romance whore like me, this book leaves me feeling just kind of blah....



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Review - Carter Reed 2 by Tijan

Carter Reed 2 (Carter Reed, #2)Carter Reed 2 by Tijan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


3.5 stars rounded up to 4...

Not even as close to as good as the 1st one.....

*Sigh* I HATE when this happens. Carter Reed was at the top of my favorite reads the year I read it. I LOVED it. I loved Carter. I loved the story. I loved the flow, the twists, the unexpected little things. I just loved it. And when I found out there was a 2nd book I was on cloud 9. Floating high in dream land thinking how much I was looking forward to having more time with Carter Reed *Swoon*

And then there was Carter Reed 2... *pop* goes my balloon that has been carrying me around...

Carter Reed 2 was not terrible. It just wasnt great. Honestly I did not feel like it added to the story at all and the author wrote it because of pressure coming her way from fans wanting more. Somethings should be left alone... Carter Reed was one of them.



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Review -- In the Beginning by London Miller

In the Beginning (Volkov Bratva, #1)In the Beginning by London Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


3.5 rounded up to 4 (again wishing there was a 1/2 star option)

I've had this (and the rest of the series) on my iPad forever. since I've been on a mafia kick I finally broke them out.

The story line was good. I liked the little twist in the end. Again I'm faced with a cliffhanger, but at least I have the next books already.

I would of probably rated this one a solid 4 41/2 but OMG the editing issues. I'm normally one to pass over them or not notice. But this was so full of them it drove me to the edge and I felt the need to drink. Thank goodness I'm curious enough to see how it plays out or I don't think I would move on to the next book. And honestly depending on how bad it is with the grammatical errors, misspelled words, mi use of words, etc I may not survive the entire story... ok rant over

I loved the story behind this one. Lauren seems a bit too naive for me, but taking into consideration her past and her mother hovering over her, I was able to let it slide. plus in the end, her inner take charge girl showed up. So I'm hoping the meek little doormat that she was in this book doesn't carry over into the next one.

Mishca was delicious. I did love him. You knew from the start he had demons and layers to him, and from the word go you wanted to pick and peel until you found out what he was hiding.

As far as the mafia part of the story goes, it was well played. I felt a little of it was over explained and a waste of words, but at the same time I understood why the author chose to do it. Someone unfamiliar with terms spoken and the ways of the Bratva would be glad that it is all very well laid out.

I wanted to really love this one. I wanted to be able to give it a higher rating. But in the end it is one of those that I don't hate and yet I don't love. And it came down to the horrible God awful lack of editing. I know the cost involved. But that is what good Beta readers can be used for. And the errors were do obvious that anyone who set out to help the author would of (or should of) been able to catch the majority of them.

Can you tell I'm really fixated on the editing issues?? Sad isn't it? And for anyone that follows my reviews on a regular basis, ypu know this is not normally something I pick to pieces or even mention. Much less focus on.. that is how distracting they were.

Here goes nothing. .. wish me luck, because Iam diving into book 2 - Until the End.



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Review -- Porter by David Michaels

Porter (Dick Dynasty Trilogy, #1)Porter by David Michael

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


4.5 stars rounded up to 5 (I really wish they would come up with a 1/2 system)

Gah!! When is the next one due out?? Anyone know??? Because I seriously need need need to know what happens.... cliffhangers... I have such a love/hate relationship with them.

I received this one from a friend of mine. She gifted it to me bc she wanted to make sure I read it and knew it was outside my norm. And I'm glad she did.. bc here Iam at 7:30 am on Sunday am wanting to know when the next one releases.

So let's break this one down... ready??

Porter. . LUSH! Just absolutely lush. He is a popular porn star riding on the waves of his current success, loving his lavish bachlor life. The son of one of the industries most popular porn stars, his deceased father has left big shoes to fill. He is breezing through life, when he gets knocked on his ass by Holly, and he never sees it coming. He is hilarious, and some of the one liners he tosses out made me wonder about the author and where his mind dwell Porter is your typical, overly inflated ego porn star. But underneath all the cocky bad boy, he has hidden this amazing guy that when the right woman comes along, he sets free. And that man, the inner man, makes you want to do whatever you have to in order to have him all to yourself.

Holly is a casting agent. The best in the business. One who is a bit judgemental, harsh tongued and closed down. She hates porn and has no respect for the industry. She also has no time or desire to be in a relationship, and the idea of sleeping with a porn star leaves her running hot and cold. Her body wants him, but her mind warns her not to go there. She is practical not passionate. But Porter brings her base instincts to the surface. And feelings of desire she has long surpressed come rushing through her. She puts up a good fight, but she eventually throws caution to the wind, and finds herself caught up in all that is Porter.

These two are dynamite together. Absolutely explosive. Their chemistry is over the top and I loved the fact that the author didn't base the entire book around just their relationship. I wasn't sure how to feel as I started reading this one, but the more I read, the more I fell into the story and devoured it.

If I listed all the different angles and sub plots it would sound like the author had thrown everything but the kitchen sink into this book. And in a way I guess he did. But it worked. And it worked beautifully. Nothing felt forced or just hap hazardly thrown in. Their was purpose for everything. You just didn't realize it until everything came to a head and exploded. But the explosion was perfectly timed and when the dust had settled, the book ended... On a cliffhanger. I wanted to scream. But it was a worthy cliffhanger. And I need the next book.. Stat.

Iam doing the hope dance that the author writes at least 2 novellas to go with the series. It appears the series will be 3 books... Porter has 2 brother, Parker and Preston. Both of which are also in the porn industry. The Cliffhanger sets up for one of the brothers to be the next book. And I assume the last brothers book will follow. But I'm hoping for Becks and Mitch to get their own stories as well. Becks is Holly's best friend. And she is a total trip. And Mitch is Holly's assistant. He needs his own hea as well. And even though their stories were woven into Porter and Hollys, and could have their hea play out with in the pages of the brothers books, I'm hoping they get their 5 minutes of fame and get at least a novella within the series. They are the kind of side characters that almost make the book. The kind that without their presence would mean the book lacked something. I loved them. And trust me, no way could they hook up and become an item.

I highly recommend this one. Porter is a bit on the fluff side. So if you're like me and tend to gravitate to gritty and intense reads, Porter makes an excellent in between read. It is a perfect read to help soothe your latest book hangover, or help calm you down if you just finished an overly intense tear jerker. But no matter the reason, Porter will not disappoint. Just be ready to laugh. So, jump in and enjoy the ride.



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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Review -- Obligation by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Obligation (Underground Kings, #2)Obligation by Aurora Rose Reynolds

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Just OMG... I freaking LOVE anything Aurora Rose and Obligation did not let me down.

Kai... I need my very own Kai. All broody bad ass Alpha on the outside, with a heart of gold on the inside. I wasnt sure in the beginning about him, but about 15% in I fell in love!!!

Im not sure how to word any of this, because I do not want to give anything away. And this was one of those books that every little piece goes together to bring you the whole. But, with that being said, you will love it. It was face paced, but not head spinning cant keep up. There was more than one spot that I wondered what in the world was going on. And I loved loved loved that you didnt get the whole story all at once. Aurora dropped pieces here and there that had you mentally building the picture and putting the puzzle together. It was brilliant.

I loved Myla .. LOVED. She was not a weak heroine. She was strong and independent yet had the perfect knack to know when to back down and let things go. She spoke her mind and let her feelings known, but trusted that Kai was going to have her back. Her tortured soul shines thru on the pages and you feel deep for her. You want to reach inside the pages and hug her so that she knows everything will be ok.

And of coarse we get a little bit of Kenton... can we say Yum!!! And Aurora does a brilliant job of leading us into the next book in the series. She is a master with this!!! Nothing seems out of place or forced. It is just organic and flows with the story. I can not wait for the next book... we get Sven.. and OMG does he sound Yummy!!!



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Review -- Antagonize Me by T.L. Smith

Antagonize meAntagonize me by T.L. Smith

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Ok.. where do I start??? I loved this one... it is out of the box for the author and I think that is what I loved the most. The leading lady, CJ, is snarky and sassy and comes up with some one liners that literally had me laughing out loud. Im not sure where TL came up with some of the one liners in this one, but they were perfect.

Antagonize me is not my "normal read". However, Iam glad I read it. It was a refreshing change of pace for me. And I read it in one sitting. I wanted to know what was going to happen, and since I was actually down and out with pneumonia at the time, I was actually kinda of glad because I was able to devour the story and not have to worry about those pesky life things like work and kids.

Antagonize me is a bit of a love triangle. And yet it isnt a love triangle. I know..weird and mysterious, but if you follow my reviews you know that is how I roll. I try not to give anything away because I hate taking away from the experience the reader gets when they have no idea what is coming.

I absolutely loved Kyrone. He was snarky and cocky and arrogant. Just the way I like my book boyfriends. I loved that he didnt take CJ's crap. I loved that he would go up against her, and the banter between the 2 of them was hilarious. Although they didnt seem like a "fit" they ended up being a perfect match. They just got each other.

The characters were loveable and relateable. And honestly, even though the author has this as a stand alone, I am secretly hoping we will end up with the stories of some of the side characters. And again, I am not going to say who because it will give too much away.

Another thing I really liked about this was that it didnt end up going where I thought it was going to go. It kept throwing me curve balls which kept me on my toes and I love that in a book.

Antagonize me is a good blend of comedy and angst. And truthfully, the only reason I didnt feel like I could 5 star this one is because Iam not a huge angst fan. And for me there was just a touch to much. I hope that makes sense. There wasnt so much angst and drama that I didnt want to finish and I didnt not find myself skimming to get thru it. Iam just not a huge fan of a long build up and I did find myself thinking "come on people--just get on with it." I know a good majority of people will think Iam off my rocker, and that is ok. Because we all know I walk to the beat of my own drummer. And one of the best things about books is that there is something for everyone and we all like different things.

Now, with that being said. If you are like me and you dont like a bunch of angst, still give this one a go. Like I said, it wasnt to the point you want to reach in and slap a character or 2. And it didnt drag to the point of no return. I do think it was blended well with the comedy factor. I just always want things to move along at my pace.

And get ready, because the ending?? Not what you are thinking at all.... comes out of nowhere. I literally picked my jaw off the floor. Because I did not see it coming!!!! And what a way to end the book!!! But dont worry, it is not a cliff hanger. Everything is wrapped up tight. It was just wrapped up way different than I thought it would be!!

*Does the hope dance with fingers crossed* --- Lets hope we see some more of this kind of comedy from the author... because we all need to be able to have a good laugh... and laugh you will do!!!!

**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**



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Review -- Behind The Blindfold: Uncovered by Natalie Wyre

Behind the Blindfold: UncoveredBehind the Blindfold: Uncovered by Natalie E. Wrye

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Well I did NOT see that coming.. wth??? Talk about out of left field and no where near the radar!!!

Uncovered picks up where book 1 left off. It jumps right in and keeps on going. This is not a stand alone, and you must read book 1 in order to know what is going on.

More secrets are revealed and yet more mystery begins to unfold. I love that this author keeps you on your toes. I love the twists and turns, the unexpected stops and the fact that just when you think you have it figured out, you realize you were not even close.

This is again, one of those books that is hard to review. Saying too much or the wrong thing will completely blow a new readers enjoyment of the story out of the water, because it is most definitely the mystery, intrigue and secrets that make this series to good. Nothing is as it seems. NOTHING.

I still found myself torn on whether or not I liked Mark. I still couldnt decide if he was a decent guy or not. And some of the revelations that came in this book about him had me leaning heavily towards the "run Saturday run!! Far far away from this guy and dont look back!". But then another piece of the puzzle would fit into place and I would be back on the fence about him. Then another mystery would be solved and I would want them to have their happily ever after. Then something would happen and I was back to thinking he was a psycho that needed to be locked up in a padded room with a helmet and a set of crayons. But, then another piece of the puzzle would slip into place and I was back to rooting for him. It was almost maddening and I LOVED it. The author did a brilliant job keeping the mystery in surrounding him front and center. And the entire story kept me on my toes. Like with the 1st book, just when I thought I had it figured out, I found out I was not even close.

One of the things I realized as I was reading this one, was that a good part of the reason I loved this series was because the author was so good at getting your mind thinking a certain way. She would play into that, but when the twist came it all made sense. You were never lost or felt like anything was out of place or forced. The entire story flowed well and nothing felt thrown in.

All of the mystery behind Mark is brought forward. All of his secrets are uncovered. He is laid bare by the end of the book. And trust me when I say, nothing ended up how I was playing it out in my mind. There were so many surprises that you would think the author had just thrown everything but the kitchen sink into the story just to make it come out crazy. But once the last piece of the puzzle was put in place, it was seamless in its brilliance. And I found myself thinking "WTH??" more than once as I was reading.

I read this one in 1 sitting. I literally read both book 1 and 2 in about a day and 1/2. My need to know what was going to happen was so strong. I was glad I started reading on a Sunday and that Monday was Memorial Day so I could just read. But, I must warn you... this one ends in a semi cliff hanger. What does that mean you ask??? Well, I emailed the author to ask if there was going to be another installment. She said yes. (Thank God!!) But what I mean by "semi" cliff hanger is this: All of the mystery was solved. You are left without any questions as to the things that happened. You get all of your answers. But the ending is what I call open ended. I cant really explain in too much detail because it would require spoilers... and you know how Iam about spoilers. You can read book 1 and 2 and not need to read another book. But, with the way the author ends it, you are left wanting more. You are left wanting to know what the future holds for Mark and Saturday. So even though it doesnt end on a "typical" cliffhanger, it does end by leaving you yearning for more of their story. So technically the series could end here, but thankfully the author has plans to put you out of your misery and give you more of Mark and Saturday. *Happy Dance*

So, let the stalking begin as I look for book #3 of this series......

*I was gifted a copy of Behind the Blindfold: Uncovered in exchange for an honest review"




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Review -- Behind The Blindfold by Natalie Wrye

Behind the Blindfold (Volume 1)Behind the Blindfold by Natalie E. Wrye

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Full review to come.... Must read book 2... Holy hell what a cliff hanger!!!!


Edited -- May 25, 2015

OK, now that I have finished book 2, I can sit down and gather my thoughts in order to get the reviews written.

This is the debut book by this author. And what a way to come onto the scene. When I was approached by the author to read and review this series, the blurbs grabbed my attention and since I am such a fan of suspense filled romance, I was happy to help in reading and reviewing.

This is one of those books that is hard to write an accurate review without giving to much away. And as you know, I am pretty anal about not throwing spoilers in my reviews so that people can experience the books and get the most out of them.

The series is veiled in mystery and intrigue. You know that something is going on behind the scenes but you just cant put your finger on it. And the more the story unfolds, the more mystery seems to shroud the edges of what is playing out before you. Nothing is what it seems and nothing ends up the way you think it is going to. And anyone that follows my reviews knows how much I LOVE when this is the case.

I wouldn't label this as a dark romance, and I also wouldnt label it as Romantic Suspense. But there is defiantly a sense of suspense and mystery to the series. It is not over powered by sex scenes, and one of the things I found I appreciated the most, was that the sex scenes actually meant something. The chemistry between the characters is obvious. You can almost feel the intense pull that they have towards each other, but this is not a story of insta-love (thank goodness) and at the same time it isnt so drawn out that you are yawning through the pages as you chant "just get on with it" in your mind.

Mark is a complete mystery. I could not figure him out to save my soul. Nothing he did made any sense. And his actions were so unpredictable and confusing, I actually found myself thinking that Saturday needed to just kick him to the curb and be done with him. He did some of the most bizarre things and literally made no sense. He ran hot and cold. And although you know that fear is his driving force, nothing is lending any answers as to why he is the way he is. And the story is written so well, that you tell yourself "just one more page" and next thing you know its 2am and you have fallen asleep with your ipad in your lap because you NEED to know what is going on.

Saturday is not your typical leading lady. Although she has some sass to her, she is more of the quiet kind of girl. She is nobody's doormat, but she is not the outspoken, doesnt care what anyone thinks kind of girl either. She is willing to sacrifice her own well being for the needs of others, and finds herself giving more of herself than she has to give more often than not. She is the kind of girl that is beautiful but doesnt know it. She has a sense of humor and a heart of gold. She is the girl that believes in 2nd chances and happily ever afters, but not so lost in a fantasy that she isnt grounded. And all of that combined made her an extremely unusual and unique leading lady. The author did a brilliant job creating her. I loved that she is unlike most of the leading ladies we read about. Saturday had this amazing inner strength and drive to be who she was and not who anyone else thought she should be. She was even raised in a wealthy family, and walked away from the turmoil of home to chase her dreams, against her parents wishes. She worked 2 jobs to get the bills paid and never complained or felt entitled to anything. She held no grudges against the parents that basically dropped her because she wasnt doing what they thought she should do. She just manned up and did what she needed to do in order to be who she wanted to be. And I loved this about her. She was real. You could connect with her. You felt for her, and understood her. And even though she was a bit of an emotional wreck, you could understand why and were able to look past the bit of wishy washy part of her that would normally make you want to reach into the pages and smack the crap out of her and you scream for her to wake up and smell the coffee.

I read this one in 1 sitting. I literally couldnt put it down because of my deep seated need to know what was going on. Mark was so mysterious, and seemed almost stalker like, that I couldnt decide if he was a good guy or a bad guy. And right when I felt the story was getting somewhere... it ended.

Warning..... cliff hanger ending. Gah.... right when it was really staring to unfold and pieces to the puzzle were fitting together, it ends. I wanted to scream. I wasnt prepared. I needed to know what was going on. And I tried to make the pages turn thinking my device had frozen. No way did the author end it like that.... but she did. *sigh*

Next!!! Bring on book 2. Thank goodness I had it. And this is one of those times you are thankful for the invention of ebooks and instant access bc had it been a paperback and I would of had to wait until a store opened and then drive to purchase the 2nd book I may of had a bit of hair loss from pulling my hair out....

This was an excellent start to not only a new series, but for the debut of a new author. I hope that once the author has finished up with this series, we will find more from her headed our way. Behind the Blindfold did not disappoint...

**I was gifted a copy of Behind the Blindfold in exchange of an honest review**



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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Release -- ANtagonize Me by TL Smith!!! On Sale for only .99 for a limited time!!!

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by T.L. Smith
Release Date: May 5, 2015

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Review: Meet Me in the Dark


Meet Me in the Dark
Meet Me in the Dark by J.A. Huss

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



5 Brilliant Mind Twisting Stars

Im almost at a loss for words with this one. I dont even know where to start. This left me so floored I just sat there staring into nothing for a while when I finished the last page.

WARNING!!! If you dont like dark and twisted, mind fuckery books, stay away, bc this is not for you. There is nothing traditional about this one. Nothing normal, soft or sweet. And more than once I found my stomach turn a little with what was playing out before me. It is one of those books that makes you wonder where in the world the author comes up with this stuff and if they had a tortured child hood... seriously people.. be warned bc this one is twisted.

Meet me in the dark is my 1st book by JA Huss. I own a couple of hers, and now I am going to have to dive into the Slack series, bc per her dedication in the end of the book, we meet Merc in that series.

OK... Merc -- assassin for hire or not, find me this man. He is lush. Dark and brooding, cold and heartless. And yet, there is a soft side deep down that you just want to dig and dig until you find it. I swear he has no feelings. At times you wonder if he is even human, but then a humane part of him would surface and you'd fall in love with him a little more. Cold hearted killer with one thing on his mind -- Revenge. And at times I couldnt figure out if he was the good guy or the bad guy. And honestly even once everything unfolded, I still couldnt figure it out. He is that deep.

Sydney.. holy hell this poor girl. Talk about a life of pure hell. How she is still standing and not totally crazy is a miracle. And I cant really tell you a bunch or Im going to give too much away. She is deep, complex, and has an inner strength that rivals any female lead I have read to date. She is my favorite kind of leading lady. And the poor girl is so screwed in the head from her life, she has no idea what is real and what is fiction. Again, you have to read to really understand the depth of this character. The layers and layers you have to dig through to get to the heart of her will spin your head.

I started Meet Me in the Dark and was thankful that Iam sick as a dog bc I could read and read and no one bothered me. Yes. thankful I am sick. Bc this book was a roller coaster of intense need to figure out what was going on. Nothing was as it seemed and every time you turn a page something else happens that is making you question everything you have read up to that point. And the ending?? Never saw it coming. I thought I was piecing it together, but in the end I knew nothing. I had figured out nothing and I had to re-read a few things in order to get a hold of what I was reading.

In the end this book is a book of genius. Brilliantly written. Beautifully executed and I want more!!



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Review: Blyssfully Undone


Blyssfully Undone
Blyssfully Undone by J.C. Cliff

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



OMG.... April is way too far away... Must.Have.NOW!!!

If you have not read this series you are missing out... yes, both books end in cliffhangers.. but soooo totally worth pulling your hair waiting.. some of the best reads for me in 2014 ...

Updated 4/2015

Annnnddddd... Series ended with a BANG!!! Good Garden of Peas I LOVED this series! LOVED!!!

JC Cliff has officially become one of my auto click, dont even need to read the synopsis, have to have it, stop what you're reading and jump right in authors. This series was absolutely brilliant.

I wasn't sure where she was going to go with this one. The ending of book 2 left you in a place where more than one scenario could play out. And I loved loved loved that about it. Even tho book 1 and 2 ended on HUGE cliffhangers that made me not only want to bang my head on my desk, but throw my kindle across the room, Blysfully Undone and the wait to get my hands on it, made the frustration worth it.

Travis... oh my!! *fans self while cleaning up the drool* ... totally and completely swoon worthy. Alpha male to his core. Calm, cool, collected and in control. You never know which way he is going to go, and he never does the obvious. He has a bit of a deviant mind and I swear I would follow him into the depths of hell and not think twice or bat an eye. He is simply fabulous.

Jules... love her. She is absolutely positively my favorite kind of heroine. Sassy and tough, yet soft and compliant when it's really needed. She is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in and will hold her ground when it means something to her. Now, this doesnt mean she doesnt find herself in a bot of trouble every now and then. And she has a way of causing herself more problems than needed. Sometimes I found myself wanting to shake her to death and scream at her to just listen to Travis. But curiosity killed the cat, and Jules is one of those girls that cant stand not knowing. Trust doesnt come easy for her, and because of this, she bucks Travis regularly and ends up finding herself deeper than she thought she could go.

Twists and turns ans surprises Oh My!!! Let me tell you... I actually had to pick my jaw up off the floor a few times while reading this one. The curve balls that came out of left field left me floored. And more than once I sat there looking at my kindle, thinking "That did NOT just happen!!". I love when a book does this. When the unexpected comes out of the blue and totally changes your thinking process and to how things are going to tie together or end. The entire series was like this, and Blysfully Undone did not disappoint.

This 3rd and final book, picks up where the big ol' cliffhanger in book 2 left you and takes off running. And after it gets going it doesnt stop until the end. The book was action packed and kept a great pace. You never feel like you've missed something, and it isnt one of those that feels incomplete or rushed. Just flows smoothly and does not have any slow parts that make you want to skim. I devoured this book. I could of read it in one sitting but those pesky things called work and kids got in my way. I found myself up late reading and actually fell asleep mid read with my kindle in my hands. Thank goodness for a husband that wakes up in the middle of the night and is kind enough to plug your kindle in to charge... would of completely sucked had I not been able to read the next day bc my Kindle needed to charge!!!

If you have not read this series (Book #1 Blyss and Book #2 Blyssful Lies) scoot them up your TBR... in fact, stop what youre reading and go grab them now!!! And you may want to get all of them before you start. Bc if you find yourself reading the end of 1 or 2 somewhere there is no wi-fi to download the next one you are going to want to pull your hair out, and immediately drive to the nearest wi-fi hotspot you can find in order to get the next book. Although, come to think of it, Starbucks has wi-fi...and white chocolate mochas.. so maybe needing to drive isnt such a bad thing!!! ;)



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Monday, April 6, 2015

Blog Tour -- Gloves Off Series by LP Dover

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Genre: Adult, Contemporary Sports Romance


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New Release --- From the Shadows by Line F. Nielson


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New Release -- Charge to my Line by Lani Lynn Vale

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Series: The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #6
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 Release Date: April 2, 2015

Cover Reveal -- My Mind's Eye by Gillian Jones

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Cover Reveal -- Unplugged by Sigal Ehrlich

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New Release -- Maverick by CHelsea Camaron

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Cover Reveal -- Fury by Fisher Amelie

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The much anticipated release of Fisher Amelie's third standalone installment of The Seven Deadly Series, FURY, finally has a release date! Stay tuned below for the reveals of her new covers for VAIN and GREED, a chapter from FURY, as well as the heart-stopping trailer for FURY, due out May 4th, 2015.

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New Release -- Choose Me by Heidi McLaughlin

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