Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Strangers Connected by Rachel Carrington


Strangers Connected (Discovering Emily #1) by Rachel Carrington

Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 21, 2014  
Pages: 214  
Received free ARC via netgalley for an honest review

From Goodreads:

Getting close is dangerous…

He’s too close, and I start to fidget, needing to keep my hands busy so they won't grab hold of his shirt. Because that’s what they want to do. Draw him closer. So I can Inhale his scent. Taste his skin.

I didn't run because I was in an abusive relationship; I ran because my soul was being crushed. I'd forgotten how to live, how to be happy. Running out of gas in a small town, I catch the eye of the local sheriff when the very last thing I want is to come under the scrutiny of the police. I left my boyfriend with blood on my hands, and I know as soon as the wound heals he'll come looking for me.
Adam Madison draws me to him so easily I can't even pretend to fight. And the closer we get, the more combustible we become. I’ve never experienced such passion or power. My need is as great as his, but I'm sure he'll walk away from me once he knows my secret. No other man would stay.

I've had enough complications in my life. I’m not looking for more, and that’s exactly what Adam is—a sexy, magnetic complication with secrets of his own. And with my ex on the hunt, I can't risk bringing him down with me. But he won't leave…even when vengeance could kill us both.

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Excerpt/Giveaway: Rain Over Me by Cindy Lou Moldovan

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Rain Over Me by Cindy Lou Moldovan
From Goodreads:

Mia Lambert is beautiful, rich and used to having her own way. When it comes to intimacy, she makes her own rules. Convinced that she is selfish and self-centered like her mother, she stays away from matters of the heart. Mia’s rules leave her empty and unfulfilled, but she is too stubborn to change until Philippe strides into her life and challenges her to let him fulfill her wanton body’s desires.

Philippe Colson is every woman’s dream. Handsome and charming, he shows Mia passion beyond her wildest dreams. He has come to play, and when he does, he plays for keeps.

Will Mia allow her fears to rule her heart and leave her with an empty, guarded life or will she accept the challenge from Philippe and trust her heart to him?


Author Bio:

Cindy Lou Moldovan graduated from Lee College in Texas with a nursing degree. She is a certified PADI Scuba dive-master, loves the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. An avid reader and book lover, she is the author of her memoir ‘Growing up third world’.

Cindy creates strong characters in her steamy novels that her readers will fall in love with and leave them panting for more.

She lives in South Carolina with her husband.

Forever rain is her first romance novel in ‘Rain will fall’ trilogy.

Member of Romance writers of America, GRW and LCRW.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Review: Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage


Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1) by Linda Kage

Publisher: Self Published  
Release Date: # August 15, 2013
Pages: 373 
Bought eBook Copy

From Goodreads:
*new adult romance*
**explicit scenes and language**

I don’t care what my cousin says; I am not the queen of impossible relationships. I mean, just because my last boyfriend tried to kill me and left a bit of a scar on my neck, then forced me to move across the country and legally change my name to Reese Randall to escape him, does not mean—

Oh, who am I kidding? For a freshman in college, I have to have the worst dating track record ever.

It’s no wonder love is the last thing on my mind when Mason Lowe enters my life. But the chemistry between us is like bam! Our connection defies logic. And he’s just so freaking hot. Being around him makes me feel more alive than I’ve ever felt before. I even like bickering with him. He could be my soul mate...except for one teeny tiny glitch.

He's a gigolo.

Boy, do I know how to pick them.

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Excerpt/Giveaway: Lie to Me by Bethany Bazile

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Lie to Me (Sexual Misconduct Volume III) by Bethany Bazile

From Goodreads:

It was all too much. There was no way I could keep piling up these lies without it all tumbling down.

I was desperate to keep her, even if it meant I had to lie to her. But when everything unravels, the only thing that can save us is the truth in our love.

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Author Bio:

Bethany Bazile reads, writes, and lives in the Northeast with her husband and two amazing kids. Her passion for writing was born from a love affair between books and music. She loves books that draw her in and won’t release her until she’s inhaled every word, panting with excitement. Then she realizes the sun came up, but the loss of sleep was so worth it. When she isn't reading, she’s conjuring up steamy love scenes and hot romance stories to share with fellow romance lovers. She can’t function without her cup of coffee and operates on a vampire-like time-frame.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Review: The Apex Book of World SF 3 by Lavie Tidhar

The Apex Book of World SF 3

The Apex Book of World SF 3 By Lavie Tidhar

Publisher:  Apex Book Company
Release Date: June 15, 2014
Pages: 282 
Received a copy for review from the Publisher

From Goodreads:
These stories run the gamut from science fiction, to fantasy, to horror. Some are translations (from German, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Swedish), and some were written in English. The authors herein come from Asia and Europe, Africa and Latin America. Their stories are all wondrous and wonderful, and showcase the vitality and diversity that can be found in the field. They are a conversation, by voices that should be heard. And once again, editor Lavie Tidhar and Apex Publications are tremendously grateful for the opportunity to bring them to our readers.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: Runaway Cowboy by Keira Cole


Runaway Cowboy (The Bonifay Family #2) by Keira Cole

Publisher: Beyond the Page   
Release Date: June 2, 2014
Pages: 153 
Received eCopy for review from publisher via netgalley

From Goodreads:
The second book in the Bonifay Family series by Keira Cole, following Come and Get It

As one of the youngest Bonifays, Rebecca suffered the most when her parents died, but with the strength of her close-knit Texas family behind her, she came through it and now helps run the Bonifay ranch and her own horse rescue operation. She’s also matured into a sexy and beautiful woman with an itch that needs scratching. Setting her sights on Jesse English, the dark cowboy who’s recuperating at the ranch, Rebecca decides it’s time to stop letting her older siblings call the shots and start taking charge of her own desires.

Jesse is a drifter through and through. Orphaned at a young age, he’s seen the worst of state care and foster homes, and he knows better than to put down roots in any one place for long. Scarred by his drug-addled father, he knows he’s not good-looking enough for a woman like Rebecca, and with nothing to offer her, he just wants to get healthy at the ranch and move on before he gets hurt again.

As Jesse begins to heal and Rebecca makes it more than clear that she wants the moody and ruggedly handsome cowboy to be her first, he has to fight every impulse he has as a man to keep her at a distance. But there’s no denying the headstrong beauty or the raging passion building between them, and as the two struggle with their conflicting needs they discover a stronger connection that just might give them both the chance to mend their damaged hearts.

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Review: Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters


Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1) by Pepper Winters

Publisher: Self Published  
Release Date: August 28, 2013
Pages: 376 pages
Purchased eBook Copy

From Goodreads:
A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect. Then it all changed. I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo


Siege and Storm (Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Pages: 432
Purchased print copy from Barnes & Noble 

From Goodreads:

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.


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