Talon [Cover Reveal]
Uncategorized / February 1, 2016

Today is the day all of you Sybil Bartel fans have been waiting for! It’s cover reveal day for Talon, Book 1 in her new Uncompromising series. *passes tissues for wiping drool* RSS Feed Ok. Now that you’ve spent a day or two staring at that eye candy (I mean, come one, we knew Sybil couldn’t disappoint with TALON, of all people, right?!), read on for more details about the book! You know…the words and stuff. Oh, and in case you were wondering: Yes, that lovely is a Michael Stokes original photo. Mmmhmm. Talon by Sybil Bartel (Uncompromising Series, #1) Publication date: March 1st 2016Genres: Adult, RomanceSynopsis:TalonI surf.I fuck.I pretend to smile.Two years ago my life was perfect, until it wasn’t. I scattered my wife’s ashes then walked away from the Marines. I didn’t think I had anything else to lose.I was wrong.The blond showed up at my surf shop, beaten and stabbed. I did what I was trained to do—I stitched her up. I didn’t have a clue who she was and I told myself I didn’t care. Until they came looking for her.I swore I’d take my last breath before I let anyone else hurt her except I didn’t know she was keeping a deadly secret. Now I had…

More Than Once
Uncategorized / December 4, 2015

Well, you guys. The amazingly fantastical Elizabeth Briggs has done it again! Book 4 in her Chasing the Dream series, More Than Once, has just been released, and let me tell you: she accomplished what I thought would be impossible. Curious? Read on for my review! More Than Once is the story of Becca–the alcoholic former Villain Complex bassist who seems to have a knack for screwing things up–and Andy. Now, I’ll be completely honest and say that I absolutely loathed Becca in the other books in this series. I found her to be quite spiteful and not a little skanky, and I truly wouldn’t have even considered her as a redeemable character who could be set forth as the heroine of her own novel. Of course, that’s what I get for underestimating Elizabeth Briggs. Clearly. “God, this girl was dangerous. I’d spent the last few months completely dead inside, yet somehow she’d jolted me back to life in a matter of minutes.” Wait. What? Is Andy describing Becca here? Alcoholic, nasty Becca? How did she manage to bring part of Andy back to life?  “And my god, Andy was incredible. I’d never been with someone who was both so tender and caring, yet so…

Waking Hearts
Uncategorized / December 1, 2015

The third and–for those who have read the first two–much anticipated installment in the Cambio Springs series from Elizabeth Hunter is now out! Read on for my review of Allie and Ollie’s story! Allison Smith is a fox shifter with four kids, two jobs, and a huge pile of debt left by her gambling husband when he disappeared. Luckily for her, she’s got “people”–one of whom is quiet bear shifter Oliver Campbell.  Ollie has been in love with Allie since high school. Now that her husband is gone and Allie is in danger, Ollie’s protective instincts rise to the surface, and claiming Allie is on the forefront of his mind. “Ollie couldn’t handle being a way station for her. He wasn’t being dramatic. he just knew that he’d break if she tried him on and discarded him because she wasn’t ready. He’d held his peace for fifteen years, and once he had her, he wouldn’t be able to let go.” ​Even when his greatest desire is to claim Allie as his own, Ollie hesitates. He knows that once he takes that step he (and certainly his bear) will never be able to go back. And, despite the fact that I…

Love on a Summer Night
Uncategorized / November 24, 2015

If you’ve read my reviews before, you may know that I am a HUGE fan of Zoe York’s Pine Harbour series. Which makes today, release day for #4 in the series, Love on a Summer Night, a fabulous day!  If you haven’t read the first three books, check out my reviews here: Love in a Small Town & Love in a Snow StormLove on a Spring Morning Then, read on for my review of Love on a Summer Night, and prepare yourself to want to stay home absorbing the awesomeness of Zander and Faith! Faith Davidson is a successful author and a widowed single mother. Even after 4 years, she has yet to venture back into the world of dating, and she knows she certainly won’t do so with anyone who lives dangerously–she’s been there, done that, and got the widow card to prove it. Then, she meets Zander Minelli, who is all the things she tells herself she couldn’t and shouldn’t want. He’s tall, dark, handsome, and dangerously appealing.  The first aspect of this book that jumped right out and impressed the hell out of me was the realism.  As a mother and writer, I found myself continually laughing out loud…

Perfectly Aligned [Review]
Uncategorized / October 27, 2015

Hailee and Corwin last saw one another 10 years ago, at their high school graduation. In those 10 years, Corwin has been a regular feature in Hailee’s dreams, so when she runs into him again, she has to pinch herself to be sure she’s awake.  Are Hailee and Corwin being handed another chance to be together, and will they be able to overcome secrets that will be revealed? Read on for my review!  Perfectly Aligned is a sweet friends-to-lovers type romance. I say sweet because, for much of the book, Hailee and Corwin have the type of relationship you might expect more from innocent high schoolers than from experienced adults–one rife with timidity and miscommunication “I found a secret, foolish pleasure in the thought that his dog liked me.” Oh, and also that silly tendency we all had when we were younger (I mean…I certainly don’t do things like this now. Uh uh. Nope. Not this lady…) to try to find meaning and secret signs in every little action and interaction.  “I recognized that he no longer felt alone in life, and by knowing his secret, neither did I.” At times, I found this juvenile dynamic incredibly frustrating and unrealistic, especially in…

Desecrating Solomon [Review]
Uncategorized / October 27, 2015

Desecrating Solomon, the newest release from author Lucian Bane, is a romantic thriller with a uniquely dark twist.  Read on for my review! *Warning: This book contains some violent content and victimization that could be triggering. Please read it, and my review, with caution.* Chaos has been raised in a life of pain, punishment, and discipline. She knows only the truth of the Order and the purpose she serves and for which she has been prepared her whole life. “She was a bucket of bleeding raw insides. There was no cleaning this. There was no bringing comfort to these wounds, no mending this kind of broken mess it had all somehow become.” ​Part of fulfilling that purpose is finding Solomon Gorge and presenting him for Desecration.  Solomon, still unrecovered from the pain and tragedy in his own life, has moved back home to West Virginia to take on the role of caretaker for an elderly woman–a role assigned him by the church. “Solomon looked at her. A perfect image of young, beautiful innocence standing right there before him. She’d called him when she was half dead. He’d heard. He’d answered. Yes, he’d do it. In a heartbeat. He’d give his…

Desecrating Solomon [Release]
Uncategorized / October 23, 2015

★´¨)(¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)(¸.•´ (¸.•`IT’S LIVE★*´¨✫Dᴇsᴇᴄʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ Sᴏʟᴏᴍᴏɴ by bestselling Author Lucian Bane is out!Go get this twisted ‪#‎romance‬ ‪#‎thriller‬ TODAY!Amazon link: http://amzn.to/1McfFHi **WARNING*** This book contains elements that may be disturbing and offensive. Please read with caution if you are triggered by events depicting violence and various forms of abuse.  On the seventh day of the seventh year… she desecrates.  Evil keeps a formidable schedule in Weston, West Virginia. Every seventh year, spirits from the town’s abandoned insane asylum seek worthy souls to command. But this seventh year, a desecration unlike any before is scheduled to ravage the town. And Solomon Gorge is lured to the harrowing event by the screams of Silence.

Pretty When You Cry
Uncategorized / October 20, 2015

Publication Date: October 20, 2015 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Amazon • iBooks • Barnes & Noble • Kobo “Dark, perverse, and unbearably erotic, Pretty When You Cry is SkyeWarren at her gritty best.” ~ Anna Zaires, USA Today bestselling author of Twist Me A new dark romance novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wanderlust and Prisoner… I came from a place of dirt floors and holy scriptures. They told me the world outside was full of sin, and the first night I escape, I find out it’s true. Ivan saves me, but he does more than that. He takes me. He makes me his own girl. My conditioning runs too deep. Ivan sees what I am. That’s the thing about showing a mouse to a cat. He wants to play. And it’s terrifying, even for me. Because the only thing darker than my past is his. THE STRIPPED SERIES   About Skye Warren Skye Warren is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of dark romantic fiction. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely romantic. Website • Blog • Twitter • Facebook • Goodreads a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Lost Series [Review]
Uncategorized / October 19, 2015

The Lost Series, by Layla Hagen, is comprised of Lost in Us, Found in Us, and Caught in Us. Read on for my review of the entire series! Lost in Us is the story of Serena and James.  Serena is an intelligent woman with a plan and a tight hold on the reins of her life.  James is a brilliant and wealthy entrepreneur playboy who sets his eyes on Serena.Serena has known for some time what she would do with her life, While Serena struggles to hold tightly to the path she has set for herself, but when her boyfriend of 6 years leaves her (and her plans) in the dust, James tempts her with both his body and his wild ways. “It’s not the behavior itself that scares me. The fact that I chose to act this way scares me. I wanted to be reckless. And as I look into his eyes, and feel his hot breath on my lips, every inch of my body tells me that I don’t want to stop being reckless.” And THIS. Right here. This is what I loved about Lost in Us.  James helps Serena discover how to let go and feel, and Serena pushes James to allow himself to…

Getting to Know Author Elodie Nowodazkij [ + GIVEAWAY]
Uncategorized / October 14, 2015

Yesterday, I posted about the release of Always Second Best (including the awesome tour-wide giveaway!). Today, I’d like to share my review of Always Second Best, as well as a fun little interview with the author. Oh, and did I mention I also have a giveaway just for my wonderful readers? ‘Cause I definitely do! Review Seventeen year old ballerina Emilia Moretti has felt second best her whole life, and she has decided that she is going to show the world that she can be the best. (The world mainly being her birth mother and her ex best friend/summer fling.)   “But when everything went crashing faster than a dancer missing his or her landing, I still had hope. I dreamed he’d come and knock at my door, that he’d tell me he was sorry, that he’d fight for me.”​ Like most teenage girls (and hell, us adults as well!), Emilia longs to be sought after and fought for. She bases much of her self worth on the idea of, more than being the best AT something, being the best and first choice FOR someone. Because this is such a relevant topic to women of every age the world over, I was…