Thursday, August 24, 2017

Review: Pretty Reckless by Jane Anthony

Title: Pretty Reckless

Author: Jane Anthony

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 22, 2017

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Addiction: the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.

Love: feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone)
Amazing how two words with vastly different definitions can have the same adverse effect on the spirit. I may be an addict, but I’m no longer foolhardy enough to be addicted to one man. No, this girl finds her comfort in thirst quenching liquid -- it dulls the pain caused by tainted love. 
True love may exist, but not for me.
Reckless: without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action
The guy I used to be is a distant memory. I left him in the past, vowing never to be that man again. But never say never, right? This time, I became him out of need. Need for her. She only let me in assuming I enjoyed being on the outside, at arm’s length. But the more I fight the desire brewing in my veins, the harder she is to resist.
Wrong for each other, but carved from the same stone.
He is my rock.
She is my air.
But rocks shatter, and if you get high enough, air becomes unbreathable.
No matter how good it might seem, getting wrapped up in each other is pretty reckless...

Without looking up, she lifts her feet, allows me to sit, and then places them over my lap. I watch her scan the small screen, the lighted background shining against her dark brown irises. Every few seconds, she swipes to the left. “What are you doing?”
“Just messing around online.” 
I lean in just in time to see her swipe again. “Are you on a dating site?” The contempt in my voice is hard to hide. Kat and I have spent every moment together, pretty much, since the day we met. The idea that she’ll eventually end up dating someone never crossed my mind. 
“It’s just Tinder.”
“You really feel like you’re ready to start dating again?” Panic sits on my heart, stabbing at the meshy membrane with a dull fork. The thought of her even looking at another man makes me wants to go on a jealous rampage. She’s been living in my house for the past five weeks, crawling into my bed when she can’t fall asleep. Kat’s mine. Whether she knows it or not. 
“Dating?” She pulls her hair down, and all of mine stand up. The faintest hint of juicy, ripened fruit wafts into my nostrils. Why couldn’t she smell like powder or flowers? Anything other than apples. Because of Kat, the mere thought of a Granny Smith stiffens my cock to an agonizing mass. If I don’t do something about this soon, I’m going to spend the rest of my life in analysis. “No. I’m just looking for a little release.” 
I raise an eyebrow, watching her feverish swiping continue. “You’re looking for a booty call.” 
Her gaze leaves her phone and locks on mine. “Not everyone’s a sex camel like you are, Chase. I can’t just store it in my lady humps and feed off it in tiny increments.” 
“I’m not a sex camel.” 
“You’re right. You’re more a like sexual terrorist. My coochie has been on the no-fly list since the day I met you, and right now, it just needs a little extra mileage. I’m not looking for anything more than that. So,” —she lifts her phone and waggles it back and forth— “Tinder.” 
The corners of my mouth turn down. I focus on the television, pretending to watch the Kardashians fight when really, I’m imagining what it would be like to drag Kat into my room caveman-style and lock her away. I’m a selfish prick. I can’t have her, but I don’t want anyone else to have her either. 
“Should I get my lips done?” From the corner of my eye, I see her pressing her fingertips against her puckered mouth as she watches the TV alongside me. “I want Khloe Kardashian lips.”
“Your lips are fine.” 
“Word to the wise, Chase. Never tell a woman she’s fine. Fine is the kiss of death.” 
I turn to look at her. Your lips are perfect. Two plump little pillows that would feel incredible sliding over my erection. “There’s not a thing about you I’d change.” 
“You’re biased because you’re my friend.” 
I just know what I like. “Scout’s honor.” 
She rolls her eyes and looks back down at her phone. Swipe . . . swipe . . . swipe . . . all to the left. Then one to the right. My heart sinks. 
“You right swiped.” 
“Ew, are you watching me? Creeper alert!” 
I hold out my hand. “Let me see.”
“Come on! Show me!” I reach out to grab the phone, but she jerks her arm back.
“No way, Jose!” That innocent giggle wraps itself around my heart and travels to my dick in an instant. My laugh. My girl. Fuck Tinder. 
Gobs of hysteric cackling erupt from her chest when I squeeze her knee with my fingers. She squirms and writhes, attempting to tear my grip from her leg. My free hand moves to her stomach. The phone falls to the floor and bounces across the carpet, long forgotten. 
When I shift to my knee in an attempt to avoid a karate kick to the face, her arms shoot up and grasp my shirt, pulling me down against her. Frantic breath beats against my lips, her eyes wild with passion and fire. 
Face to face, her body trembles. Raven strands of hair stick to her mouth. I run my fingers down her cheek and slip them behind her ear. Those lips. Those fucking amazing lips are so close to mine I can almost taste them.
So close . . .
The first taste is everything.

Jane Anthony is a romance author, fist pumping Jersey-girl, and hard rock enthusiast. She resides in the 'burbs of New Jersey with her husband and children. A lover of Halloween, vintage cars, & coffee, she’s also an encyclopedia of useless 80's knowledge and trivia. When not writing, she's an avid reader, concert goer, and party planner extraordinaire.

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So this brought mainly smiles to my face when reading the restraint that he has to not even touch her. And how easy it was for them to kinda keep things on the down low and just give snide bits of information to each other to get them to fall in love and not even realize it.

how they can lift and carry each other through all of that, and still not even realize how much they need each other. I love the saying that even when you are fu@k buddies, don't fall for each other. But when they do, how do you react? Do you jump with joy knowing they share the same feelings, or do you keep freezing than pushing them away so you don't have to deal with it. how much can one person take with a roller coaster of emotions that would drive me to a nice mimosa. umm. sounds good. gotta make one soon. 

I love the chemistry between these two characters. Take the hard core party girl, you know the one who doesn't have a black book but a black binder, and mesh it with the bad guy turned good. both who need sometimes just a little relief and maybe a little stability won't hurt. they seem to mesh even with how different their lives turn out to be. sometimes you just can't pass that once and a life time love. well i guess you can. and i guess you will if you have to. i just don't see why you would. 

Can your past demons pass you up and you learn to embrace the future? Or better yet,stay in the present and ignore it all to enjoy what you fell now. It us all a drug, just which one will win? 


OK. Can I say that I want some of that Chase. Tattoos, piercings all over, and in places that if you haven't been with a guy that has had those piercings, well let me tell you, they are amazing. well the one guy i had experience with that did. yummy. here is a bad boy, that has already hit rock bottom and is trying and seems to be succeeding in turning his life around. and can I say, sexy bedroom content here. umm. so our girl, who is about to hit rock bottom, is helped by a stranger to learn about life again and she realizes what life can and will be about. I love how the family life is somewhat involved and can be very intense at a few times, wondering what remark what might be said, or action may happen. I love Grams BTW. OMG. this sweet lovely lady has taken my heart in this book. I know her role in the book, but damnit, reminds me of what my mom might be like when i get older. so sweet and innocent. she made Kat even see what she needed in life. sometimes, you have to step into the unknown realm to realize that the change is a good one, and everything will be alright in the end. well, most the time. So i give this book 4.7/5 only because I wanna know what all his tattoos look like. so go get the book, check it out. nice spicy read. hot at times. but good amount of drama to keep you going til the end. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: Omega and Giveaway!!!

Title: Omega
Author: Karina Espinosa
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Laura Hildago
Publisher: Black Quill Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

I think this release had me the most excited in a while for a new book. I fell for this main character who isn't really like anyone I have read in a long time. She is fresh. She is who she is. She accepts that. But with the weight of everything that has happened in the short amount of time that it has. The loss of friends, and people she never knew, as the past is shining lights on the future that was paved long ago. Somethings you just never can let go. And when you want to. How?

I love the fact that the main character shows, at some points you think overload of emotional restraint. That she doesn't ever see what is right in front of her. She has always gone to great lengths to protect the ones she loves, her pack. But will she be willing to make yet another sacrifice? Will she finally choose and explore the weird tension between her and Bash? How can anything ever seem right when it all gets everyone she loves hurt.

Her best friend won't talk to her, she is back at work doing what she loves, but when she needs help the most, sometimes you just need to get away for a minute to think. Or walk to a Chinese restaurant. Mackenzie will have to learn, like always, the hard way to open her mind and sometimes just enjoy life.

This book does conclude Mackenzie story and it is not a let down at all. The emotional rollercoster and huge crying for me at the end was understandable but also unexpected at the same time. Ans one of the best parts for me is when a certain man says that he will not let her be alone again. You just fall for these characters who think they are all doing good, but somehow manage to screw up somewhere and manage to fix the broken bone. You can feel the pack within this odd ball group of misfits.

The summary here is that is amazing author has gotten you to fall for a bunch of amazing misfits who just want to be who they are. Laugh and snicker at Mackenzie as she pulls yet another trick after another so that she can do what she does best. Watch two brothers protect the girl they love, but only one can have her heart. And friends after friends grow on you as you pray they make it out alive and in some amazing fashion that sometimes I wouldn't have guessed happen. SO go support this amazing author and buy or rent the books. As always my unabridged thoughts will be below, but also still cryptic. Don't forget about the giveaway!!

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Alright, excuse the lack of capital letters, I am lazy tonight. Its been a long week. Any-who, this book gets a 4.8/5 from me and the only reason it is not a solid 5 is because of a few lingering questions which can not be answered by the end of the book. I know that sounds weird, but if you read the book and were like, OMG, i gotta know, why wasn't anything said, well that is a major decision to make. especially when the first life change didn't go very well. you have to think about what you know in life and decide what is best for you. not always what your heart or brain is telling you. But logically what you know. and im cool with not having an answer because it is a great convo starter. she has one going in her groups. you should check them out. pretty good. 

I like how you can always find help when you are looking for it. That sometimes all you need is a little luck and faith and you are golden. i defiantly liked the trip to the fairy realm. I wish there was more for an exploration but i understand. maybe in another book. this fairy realm seems like it has a great story and some amazing views i would like described by this author. 

i will say i didn't like how she was so oblivious to how bash felt. it was kinda written all over his face, his actions, ect.. but it fit the character, i just personally didn't like this trait. And to be honest. i love how the emotional side of all this is looked into a little more in this series, especially in this book. I like how they went to find the door, and what happened there. 

i hope the author sees this and knows that we all want to know about ROMAN!!! CAS!!!! These characters are amazing and I wish that we knew more, but I have enough to make my own theories, so thank you for that. Oh and Lucian. the way he calls her Pet. anyways, no more spoilers, have to be vague because you can read the book and than talk with us about spoilers on Facebook. so thanks for stopping by. appreciate it. I hope everyone has a good week. I know i will when my kids go back to school Thursday. More reading time. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Release: Being Alpha

Title: Being Alpha
Author: Katie Salidas
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: Newly-Minted Regional Alpha, Aeson Silverman hit the jackpot. Power, prestige, and wealth, he's got everything a wolf-shifter could ask for.
Or so he thought...
Being the Alpha is not the playboy lifestyle he'd imagined.
Despite devastatingly good looks and an impressive wit, he can't seem to get Emma MacBride, the hottie doctor from another pack, to give him the time of day.
Unfortunately a bruised ego is only the beginning of Aeson's troubles.
Someone has been poisoning the minds of other territorial Alphas, systematically pitting neighbor against neighbor. And the moment Ace takes control of the Long Teeth territory the rising storm of dissension finds a way into his pack.
Allying himself with the powerful Olde Town pack, Ace chooses camaraderie over aggression and invites warring neighbors to join him for a meeting to establish peace.
Diplomacy comes with a reward earning him a date with the elusive doctor MacBride.
But every choice the young Alpha makes is under scrutiny and when his peaceful summit ends with the death of a high ranking wolf, the fate of his pack and his leadership hangs in the balance.
Katie Salidas is a best-selling author known for her unique genre-blending style that led the award-winning Paranormal Dystopian Thriller: Dissension.
Host of the Indie Youtube Talkshow, Spilling Ink, nerd, Doctor Who fangirl, Las Vegas Native, and SuperMom to three awesome kids, Katie gives new meaning to the term sleep-deprived.
Since 2010 she’s penned four bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, and the RONE award-winning Chronicles of the Uprising. And as her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

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Release: Blood Magic

Genre: NA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
Cover Art by Gwenn Danae
Cover Text by Eight Little Pages
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Avah Taylor thought she had already faced the worst.
As her coven’s chosen one, destined to receive a power that could kill her, Avah was forced to make the ultimate sacrifice when she gave up her mortal life to become a vampire, the witches’ greatest enemy. But just when she begins to adjust to her new life, even as she falls in love with her sire, the high priestess of her new coven is seized by Rogue vampires.
Guided by Avah’s visions of the past, present, and future, Avah and the other vampires set out to rescue their priestess, but their journey leads Avah to the discovery that the conspiracy behind her power runs deeper than she ever imagined. As her visions grow increasingly terrifying, Avah begins to wonder if she may not have a future at all.

Danielle Rose holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. Currently residing in the Midwest, where she spends her days dreaming of warmer temperatures, when she’s not writing, she enjoys pretending she lives in California, spending an embarrassing amount of time at Hobby Lobby, and binge-watching Netflix. Visit Danielle on the Web:

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Home of Her Heart Giveaway!

Title: Home of Her Heart
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Romance
Editor: Eliza Dee from Clio Editing
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Blurb: All he needed was a bride…
Who said anything about falling in love?
     Orphaned at birth and a loner all his life, the last thing Sergeant Klayne Campbell needs is for feisty Delaney Danvers to entangle his thoughts.  Bravely volunteering for a top-secret mission almost certain to get him killed, Klayne can’t bear the thought of dying utterly alone. All he wants is to face death knowing his life meant something to at least one person. Offering Delaney a marriage of convenience, he plans to leave behind a war bride as his beneficiary. After just one night as her husband, Klayne realizes he’ll do anything to survive and return to her.
     The moment she met handsome Sergeant Campbell at a holiday party, Delaney’s whole world shifted off kilter. Full of fun with an unquenchable zest for life, she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. And what she wants is Klayne. When he prepares to join a hazardous mission, she seizes the opportunity to give him a reason to fight his way back home — to her heart.
     A tender, sweet romance rich with history and enduring love, Home of Her Heart captures the era and emotions prevalent during America’s entry into World War II.

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The kiss he gave her started with a slight brush of their cool lips, then something shifted between them. Klayne could no more have pulled away than he could have leaped up and grabbed onto the moon. Delaney’s arms slid around his neck as her lips warmed beneath his.
     He kissed her long, deep, and more passionately than he’d ever kissed another.
     As the last chime rang out, he came to his senses and lifted his head, every bit as surprised as Delaney was by what he’d done. The moment her released her, her eyes popped open and the look she gave him held yearning mingled with astonishment.
     “Wow, Sergeant Campbell! That’s certainly an unforgettable way to usher in a new year.” Her hand went to her throat and he watched as she struggled to slow her rapid breathing.  “In fact, that is the most memorable Happy New Year wish I’ve ever received.”
     Klayne felt heat burn his cheeks despite the arctic air seeping into them. “I’m sorry, Miss Danvers. I didn’t intend to… that’s to say, I didn’t mean… I didn’t plan...”
     She laughed, a sound that arrowed straight into his heart, and wrapped her arm around his. A light tug and they continued to the house where partygoers began to spill outside.
     “It’s okay,” she said, leaning close to him. “You don’t have to apologize for something I enjoyed so much. Just be careful you don’t make a habit out of stealing kisses from unsuspecting girls and leaving them thoroughly discombobulated. If you do, I’ll have to report you to the authorities.”
     Doing his best to appear repentant, he hid a grin and nodded solemnly. “Yes, ma’am.”