Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#Review Resisting My Submission by @JennaJacob3 @OnceUponAnAlpha


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Title: Resisting My Submission
Author: Jenna Jacob
Series: Doms of Genesis, Book 7
Rating: 5 stars
Blurb: They say first impressions mean everything. Either Maximus “Max” Gunn didn’t get the memo or he didn’t care. The gorgeous, muscle-bound Dominant’s assumption that I, Mistress Sammie, was a submissive set my blood boiling. I wanted to drive the toe of my coveted Louis Vuitton stilettos between his legs—and bring him to his knees.

But anger wasn’t the only burning emotion Max ignited inside me. The potent sexual attraction we share threatened to burn me alive, too. Unwilling to cede our Dominance, the battle for control raged like a third world war, both in and out of the dungeon. It would take a coup d'état for love to conquer our drive to command.

But when Max learns the secrets of my past, and attempts to heal my scars, I don’t know if I’ll be able to still the battle…or fall willingly to my knees. 




Max and Sammie were a wild ride, he is the ultimate Dom, and she has been living as Mistress Sammie for a long time. She isn't ready to give up that control, but he needs her submission.

This wasn't the book I was expecting, I was worried it was going to be a Domme giving up her power to be a submissive and being a doormat, I should have realized Ms. Jacob is way more devious and talented than that. Sam has a past, a past she never really confronted, and it is all done really well. I was left feeling satisfied and that it was all completely plausible.

I highly recommend this book and the whole series. They are all unique, and captivated me from the very start, I think a re-read is in order soon. I definitely want to live in this world, and I can only hope that Ms. Jacob continues writing in it for many years to come!






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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O'Malleys family series, hailed as "The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet." FORBIDDEN PROMISES features Sloan O'Malley and her mysterious new next-door neighbor, Jude MacNamara.

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Title: Forbidden Promises
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Publisher: Grand Central/Forever
Series: The O’Malleys
Page Count: 336 pages
Format: Digitial and Print
ASIN: B01KT7YSJM
ISBN-13: 9781455597031

Synopsis:

Some lines should never be crossed . . . not even for love.

Sloan O'Malley just left her entire world behind-her family, her wealth, and even her real name. For the first time in her life, she's free. She can live the "normal" life she's always wanted. A life without fear. But there's nothing safe about her intensely sexy next-door neighbor.

Jude MacNamara has no room for innocence in his life. Only revenge. Still, he's never been able to walk away from the forbidden, and Sloan-who is every inch of pure, mouthwatering temptation-has forbidden written all over her. Only after it's way too late does he discover the real danger: claiming Sloan as his puts a target on her back. To protect her, Jude is willing risk everything . . . and to hell with the consequences.

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Forbidden Promises Excerpt
Copyright © 2017 Katee Robert

She nearly tripped over Jude when she opened the door, and that was the last straw. “What is your problem?”

He raised a single eyebrow, not looking perturbed in the least. “Sorry?”

“No, you’re not. You’re not sorry that you turned me down last night, or that you left in a hurry, or that you were an…an insufferable jackass this morning.”

If anything, his eyebrow inched higher. “You’re in a mood.”

“Are you kidding me?” She pushed at his chest, but he didn’t even pretend she had the strength to move him. “You weren’t interested last night, so you don’t get to waltz into the diner and order me to go out with you. I’ve taken orders my entire life, and I’ll be damned before I take one from you.” The outburst left her feeling deflated, but she clamped her mouth shut and refused to apologize. Maybe she was being the slightest bit dramatic, but that didn’t mean she was wrong.

Jude took a step closer, towering over her, his shoulders so broad, they filled the doorway. “Are you done?”

Just like that, she had a whole lot more to say. “Actually—”

“That was a rhetorical question, sunshine.” His big hand cupped the back of her neck, his thumb tracing over her jaw and up to drag against her bottom lip.

The touch shocked her into silence.

For a moment. “Jude—”

Apparently he wasn’t finished. “I didn’t say no last night because I wasn’t interested. I wouldn’t have apologized—twice—if I wasn’t interested.”

“But—”

“You want to know the truth? The truth is that I can’t look at you without wanting to strip you down, to run my hands over that tight little body of yours, to spread those sweet thighs and fuck you with my tongue until you’re screaming my name and begging for mercy.”

She swayed, her anger, her ability to think or move or talk or do anything except stare helplessly at him, all gone. She licked her lips, forgetting that his thumb was there, and stroked him with her tongue instead. His chocolate eyes went even darker, and he suddenly seemed larger.

Say something.

“You shouldn’t say things like that.”

“It’s the fucking truth, sunshine.” He stroked her bottom lip with his thumb, his hand gentle yet holding her in place easily. “You’re a good girl. I don’t have to spend any time with you to know that. You deserve better than the likes of me, even for a fuck. But that’s the difference between us. I’m not good. I might as well be the goddamn devil as far as you’re concerned, but I’ve never been good at walking away when I have my mind set on something. And, sunshine, I have my mind set on you.
She couldn’t speak, couldn’t take a step, though she was at a loss if she’d move away from or toward him. It was like he held her captive with only a single hand, stalling out any and all reasoning ability.

Jude’s grip tightened, ever so slightly. “I was going to take you out. It’s not my scene, but I was willing to give it a shot. I changed my mind.” He stepped into her, his chest lightly pressed against her breasts, his thighs bracketing hers, his…Oh my good lord. His hard length pressed against her stomach, and it felt perfectly in proportion with the rest of his massive body, not that she was an expert on these matters.

His other hand came to rest on her hip, fingers bunching the fabric of her dress as he kneaded her. “Tell me to stop, and it’s done. I’ll walk away, and I’ll do my damnedest to leave you alone. Tell me to walk away, sunshine. Just say the words.”

She knew he was right. He was no good for her, and this would only end in tears on her part. The man wasn’t asking to date her. He didn’t want to get to know her. He was telling her all the things he’d do to her body.

But she couldn’t say the words to make him leave.

Sloan had never taken anything for herself in her entire life. She’d stayed in the background and gone with the flow and done everything in her power to play least in sight. Her brothers ran off any boy remotely interested in her, and she’d allowed it to happen. If her father had decided to move forward on his plans to marry her off, she would have walked down the aisle to a man of his choosing.
She’d never done a single selfish thing in her life until she asked Teague to help her escape.

Until she tentatively ran her hands up Jude’s chest, sucking in her breath at the way his muscles tensed beneath her fingers. Until she looked up into his stormy dark eyes and said the word that would damn them both. “Stay.”



Praise for The O’Malleys Series

"It can be hard to make a ruthless assassin into a sympathetic character, but Robert handles the task with ease. She also deftly shows Sloan’s transformation from a pampered and protected naïf to a strong woman with a backbone of pure steel. A tension-filled plot full of deceit, betrayal, and sizzling love scenes will make it impossible for readers to set the book down."—Publishers Weekly on FORBIDDEN PROMISES

“You will finish it in one sitting and die after you’re done because the next book isn't out yet. This was one sexy ride!”—Reviewer Top Pick, Night Owl Reviews on FORBIDDEN PROMISES

“Two story lines end up converging into one explosive finale at the end.  A great read from the talented Robert!” —RT Book Reviews

“Katee Robert's has created a fictional underworld of such veracity, that one almost expects the characters to turn up on the front-page news. It never feels over the top or implausible; the author writes extremely well-crafted stories… The romance between Cillian and Olivia is very beautiful, tender and real.”—Fresh Fiction on AN INDECENT PROPOSAL

“Will keep you turning pages.”—RT Book Reviews on THE WEDDING PACT

“If you like angsty reads, this book is right up your wheelhouse.”—Heroes & Heartbreakers on THE WEDDING PACT

"Dark, dirty, and dead sexy."—Tiffany Reisz, bestselling author of The Original Sinners series, on THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT
 

Other Books in The O’Malleys Series

THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT
THE WEDDING PACT
AN INDECENT PROPOSAL
UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION (Coming soon!)

About Katee Robert

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. 


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Monday, April 10, 2017

#Review Diminished by @BSommerland #NewRelease #5stars


Title: Diminished 
Author: Bianca Sommerland
Series: Winter's Wrath #2
Rating: 5 stars
Blurb: When Shiori Ayase comes across a casting call to dance on stage for Winter’s Wrath with a model she idolizes, she jumps on the chance. She needs this opportunity to break free from the control of her step-father, and she made her sister a promise on her deathbed. One that involves learning if the Trousseau brothers are the type of men that can be trusted. What better way to find out than by spending a few weeks with them on the road?

Brave Trousseau has to face the damage he’s done to the band in his efforts to push his younger brother away. But then his goddess, a young woman with a sharp wit and moves that drive him crazy, joins the band on tour to take over the sexy performance meant to entice the crowd, Brave ends up more than motivated to be on his best behavior.

Unfortunately, he’s not the only one enchanted with the girl. Malakai Noble, the band’s bassist, has always been a strong, steady presence at the core of Winter’s Wrath, but he’s now become Brave’s most bitter rival. How can Brave show he’s changed with Malakai's constant reminders of every mistake he’s made? With the band on the line, and Shiori stealing her way into his heart, maybe there’s only one way to prove he’s the better man. And that’s by letting her go.




Shiori Ayase, is just looking to better her life...and for a better life that let's her keep her promise to her sister, not to mention she's a fan of Winter's Wrath. I admit I liked Shiori from the beginning but I had my moments where I wondered how Ms. Sommerland was going to make it all work. She pulls it off with her usual slightly angsty but oh so good, I can't help but keep reading skill.

It was great seeing more of the whole band's personalities, and checking in with past characters, I like that this is a romance, but it's also the story of the band, I care just as much about the secondary characters.

This isn't a traditional, boy meets girl romance, it's more and very well done, and even touches on some issues that can be tough but add a very realistic layer to the characters. These feel like real people not cookie cutter characters, I appreciate that.

I don't want to give much away, so I'll leave you with this. Read the first book, Backlash and then immediately devour this one!

Brave, Malachi and Shiori are all characters I want to hang out with and I am anxiously waiting for more stories from the band!






Monday, March 13, 2017

#CoverReveal My Redemption by @michelle_dare







Ethan Matthews always felt he was second best. His brother received all the praise, never him. Ethan took a dark, lonely road, turning to alcohol and women to avoid the jealousy that ate away at him. But the demons of his past continued to resurface. He decided to turn his life around with the help of the person he treated the worst–his brother.

Piper Lazara struggled for most of her life. She’d lost almost everyone she loved and lived in poverty. Despite the obstacles, she worked hard and finished nursing school. She never believed in love at first sight, so she tried dismissing her feelings when Ethan entered her life, leaving her heart and head at war over whether she’d take a chance on love.

Ethan knew he shouldn’t get involved with anyone at this turning point of his life, but from the moment he laid eyes on her, he couldn’t stop thinking about the raven-haired beauty. He didn’t know if she felt the same, but it was time he found out.

Their lives were in danger, causing family to step in and offer support. Ethan would do whatever it took to protect the woman who had become his everything. He never thought he deserved happiness, but Piper gave him the redemption he so desperately desired.



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Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from new adult to fantasy. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all of the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.



Thursday, March 9, 2017

#Review Thunder Wolf by @HVLong



Title: Thunder Wolf
Author: Heather Long
Series: Wolves of Willow Bend, Book 11
Rating: 5 stars
Blurb: Most Lone Wolves have a story--a pack they left behind, a love they lost, or worse, one they buried. Some leave their packs to roam because they crave freedom, and independence. Some leave because in their hearts, they can't bear to stay. Some leave because they see no way to go back...

Enforcer John Nelson has pulled double duty for months, keeping an eye on the Lone Wolves who are his charges as well as those that once answered to Margo Montgomery. More of a loner than most, he doesn't mind going months at a time without seeing another Enforcer as was his typical pattern or at least it was until the formation of the Three Rivers pack disrupted lives everywhere. Now he must divide his time between watching the upstarts and checking on his charges while working with the other Enforcers to anticipate the next move by the Russian Volchitsa. No Enforcer expected to find themselves among the hunted, but when they target the one wolf he can tolerate, John defies orders to go after her.

Hadley Sexton is a bit of a wild card even for an Enforcer, and she loves being unpredictable. More of a mother hen than she likes to admit, she keeps an eye on her Lone Wolves, and treats them more like family than charges...but when three Enforcers are brutally murdered over the course of three weeks, Hadley discovers someone has been shadowing her trail and they aren't alone. It is a dangerous game with a brutal enemy, one willing to kill the wolves she's sworn to protect to draw her out.

For Hadley, John will break every rule, but will he be in time?




Eleven books, I’ve been hooked on Wolves of Willow Bend for 11 books now, and Thunder Wolf, Book 11 does not disappoint. In fact, it may easily be my new favorite book in the series, because of the Hadley and John, they break the rules, they melt your heart and they have this sarcastic and snarky love that I adore.

There are a lot of things happening within the world, yet at the same time, I could easily hand this book to a friend and I think they would still enjoy it, because Hadley and John are meant for each other. Even though technically their mating would break all the rules, I think in this case, the rules just need to change because these two wolves need one another and are stronger together.

Ms. Long has done an amazing job weaving small bits of story together over 11 books that I’m not seeing and saying oh, that’s where she was going with that little unnoticed tidbit before. I’m awed by the world building and I don’t feel like any threads are being dropped, which is impressive with book eleven and the kind of suspense happening in this series.

I highly recommend this story, and this series, the series is a go to series for me and Hadley and John are my new favorite couple in this world, and there are some amazing couples in this series! 






Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mini Blog Ahead March 1-15


I picked up a seasonal overnight stocker job at Target before Christmas, and worked a ton of hours and then was asked to stay on. Currently I'm working on finding a balance between work, life with my kid and husband and blogging. I'm hoping this challenge will help me have a bit of a breathing room and actually feel like I'm a blogger again! 

The goal is to have 15 more scheduled posts by the time the challenge ends. If you would also like to try and get ahead, check it out over at The Herd Presents

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentine's Day #Giveaway


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Friday, January 27, 2017

#NewRelease The Unattainable Chief by @michelle_dare @OnceUponAnAlpha




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*This is an alpha male novelette, which was previously published in the Alphas of Sin anthology.

Bachelor doctor, Liam Kase, is the Chief of Surgery. One cold night, he rescues a woman who falls in an icy parking lot. A woman who happens to be a nurse at a competing hospital.

Amelia Finch doesn’t want his help, and she knows all about his reputation. She’s fully capable of diagnosing and driving herself to the emergency room, but Liam refuses to allow it. He is an alpha male, who always take charge, after all.

White-hot sparks fly from their first encounter, searing the memory in both their minds. The Unattainable Chief: the man no woman can hook. Will she be the one who finally reels him in? She’ll certainly try.





Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from new adult to fantasy. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all of the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.








Thursday, January 26, 2017

#Review Sin on a Stick by @JennaJacob3 #NewRelease @OnceUponAnAlpha



Title: Sin on a Stick
Author: Jenna Jacob
Series: Hotties of Haven
Rating: 5 Books
Blurb: When Jade Hollis loses her job, she tries to commit hari-kari tequila style. With her head pounding the next morning, it’s hardly the optimal time to discover her live-in lover is a lying cheat. Bruised and dejected, she packs up all her belongings and the remains of her self-esteem, then hits the road.
Destination?
Who the hell cares.
When she ends up beating a fast path down memory lane to Haven, Texas, she comes face-to-face with her high school heartthrob Colton Maddox. The seductive, oh-so-bad boy still zaps her senses like a screwdriver in a two-twenty outlet. But can she trust him and her foolish heart long enough to live out even the most wild of her fantasies… which include happily ever after?


Jenna Jacob introduces a new series and she does it with a bang! It's a sexy, fast and delicious novella.

Jade Hollis is in a rut, she is just skating through life not really engaging with life around her, so when she loses her job and finds her current lover is actually a big ol' cheat, she throws her stuff in the truck and takes off for a fresh start.

Throw in the man who she has always loved, and the town that he lived at one point, being a stop on her route, and it's a recipe for a spectacular sexual romp that has chemistry that pops off the page. Colton Maddox is an incredibly sexy hero, and yes this is a short story, but it satisfies my favorite parts of a romance story.

I definitely recommend this story and am anxiously awaiting this series.