Saturday, October 31, 2015

Book Review- BLINDSIGHT

BLINDSIGHT (Blindsight #1)
by Adriane Leigh


{blind·sight: the ability to see without knowing it}

Sometimes a single touch is all it takes to spark a wildfire.
Erin Warner learned that the day she bumped into the dashing, tattooed stranger on a busy Chicago street corner. She’s captivated from the moment his mystifying green eyes find hers, and it isn’t long before she finds herself flying to exotic locales to assist him, the award-winning erotic photographer Hunter Ellis, on location. What she didn’t bargain for was the way he makes her blood bubble and churn with lust and thinly-veiled promises of unfathomable erotic pleasure with every click of his camera. 
But there is more to Hunter than meets the eye, including the intricately etched tattoos decorating his body that disguise horrific scars from a past he refuses to revisit. As she peels away the layers, Erin realizes that what she thought was true, never really was at all, for both of them. 
Now she can only hope that blind adoration for the dashing stranger didn’t sign her death warrant. 

The first in a thrilling new erotic serial intended for mature audiences.


                                Favorite Quotes:

I inhaled a slow breath, registering seconds 
later that he was gone and only 
his scent as left in his wake.


I slumped further in my chair, taking another long sip of wine.
Hunter Ellis may very well be the death of me.

                                        My Review:

Blindsight grabbed me from the beginning and held my attention to the very end.
Hunter Ellis is so perfectly written with his bad boy persona, I found it very hard not to be intoxicated by him. His job as a erotic photographer seems dark and mystifying but deep down Hunter is keeping something to himself.                       
Erin Warner is swept away from the first  time Hunter bumped into her and offered her a job she could not turn down. Travel the world to exotic locations and assist Hunter Ellis while he is capturing erotic magic behind a camera. 
The passion between Hunter and Erin intensifies and Erin can no longer keep it just business between the two. 
It isn't hard not to figure out that Erin also holds a secret. 
Blindsight is full of suspense, passion and secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat and I believe the end will leave you with a WTF moment ( Sorry, but those were the first words that came to me) and you will have to patiently wait for book 2. 

                                   *Short read and intended for mature audiences*


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                                                About The Author:
                                                     
 6857137  Adriane Leigh was born and raised in a snowbank in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and now lives among the sand dunes of the Lake Michigan lakeshore.
She graduated with a Literature degree but never particularly enjoyed reading Shakespeare or Chaucer.
She is married to a tall, dark, and handsome guy, and plays mama to two sweet baby girls. She is a voracious reader and wishes she had more time to knit scarves to keep her warm during the arctic Michigan winters.

Book Review- BRANDO

BRANDO ( Brando #1)
by J.D. Hawkins



I know what you want, and I know exactly how to give it to you...

It's why I've got a row of platinum records on my wall and girls lining up for a shot at fame. I'm the best. Now I just need to prove it.

The bet is simple: take a nobody and make her a star. I just didn't bet on HER.

She's not some wannabe, she's the real deal.

But fuck it, I want her. And I always come out on top.
 

                         My Favorite Quotes:

Maybe this whole bet was a bad idea. Maybe the only way this could end is badly.

I struggle for breath, his tongue probing me hungrily,
but I can't let him go, won't let him go.

                                     My Review:

I have to admit BRANDO is my first J.D. Hawkins read, I have to say that I was very surprised at how much I liked it. Just by reading the premise and into the first chapter I was so sure that Brando was going to be a male chauvinist pig. The further I read, I felt myself being drawn into him. Brando may seem like a love them and leave them type of man, my opinion of him soon changes. 
Brando would do anything to get back the woman he loved and helped rise to fame, which leads him to accepting a bet.
The bet is too find a unknown artist and make her a big star and he has one month, that is where Haley Grace Cook comes in. Haley is strong- willed and determined to stay true to who she is and how she wants her music recorded. 
Brando has his hands filled with Haley, but soon finds out that he is loving every minute with her. Brando is reminded of why he feel in love with the music industry, his passion for music and Haley is so well written that I wanted more. 
The bet lingered in the back of my mind and I could anticipate Brando losing it all, once the bet was revealed. I have become a fan of J.D. Hawkins and will definitely be looking out for his books.


BRANDO is a duet series, part 2 is due to be released on Nov. 12, 2015!

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                                     About the Author:

I'm a new erotic author from LA. I grew up in Southern California and now live with my wife in Venice. I've also lived in NYC, India and Thailand. I love to travel and have been to Central America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. I have a boring corporate day job where I cover people's asses for a living and am hoping to leave this world soon and make a living doing the thing I love - writing. I enjoy surfing and I'm also a martial artist, my other main passion, which I have practiced since the age of 5.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Book Review: One More Rule

One More Rule ( Blindfold Club #2.5)

by Nikki Sloane

One week back in Chicago to witness our best friends get married. One hot night to help them celebrate. And one rule for the bride and groom to obey: no more sex until the wedding.

After the evening Dominic and I have planned, who will break first


Favorite Quotes:

"Because," she snapped, " I want our wedding night to be special,
okay? I liked the idea of building the anticipation, and I thought no sex or nudity would do that."

" I would, you know," Domnic said. "pay every last cent I have for you Payton."

I slipped the silver band on Logan's left hand,
and ...yup, definitely going to hell. 
More impure thoughts at church. The band
symbolizing his commitment to me was 
undeniably sexy. Our gazes and hands 
locked together.

                                    My Review:

Since venturing into this world of erotic romance, I thought I have read just about everything and nothing could surprise me. I was so wrong... Nikki Sloane's Blindfold
Club series came close to covering every sexual allusion I would never had thought of.
To get the full effect of One More Rule, I recommend you read Three Simple Mistakes and Three Hard Lessons first.
In One More Rule you will read about the night before Logan and Evie's wedding , that is planned by no one other than their best friends Dominic and Payton. Which of course, if we know Payton, she has control of how this night will play out. 
Evelyn has asked for one rule which is... no sex until the night of the wedding.
Payton will find a way to stay true to the rule, but she will also make sure everyone's needs have been taken care of. Which makes for one fun night filled with every sexcapade you can imagine.
             One More Rule ( Blindfold Club) is one of the HOTTEST series I have read.


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                                                      About the Author:

Nikki SloaneNikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there. Now she lives in Kentucky and manages a team of graphic artists. She is married and has two sons, writes dirty books, and couldn't be any happier.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Book Review- Pucked Up

Pucked Up

by Helena Hunting


Miller “Buck” Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed up front teeth, and he was drafted into the NHL during his first year of college. After five years of deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies across the Continental US and parts of Canada, Miller is ready for a girlfriend. A real girlfriend of the non-bunny variety. One he takes on dates and doesn’t jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation.

Miller thinks he’s found that woman in his teammate’s sister. Except, unlike Alex Waters, center, team captain and all round nice guy—who happens to be dating his step-sister—Miller’s manwhore reputation is well earned, and not blown out of proportion by the media. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn’t know the first thing about having a girlfriend. But he’s determined to make it happen. 

What he doesn’t take into account is the amount of time and effort relationships require, or that constantly letting bunnies take selfies with him to post all over social media isn’t going to win him any points in the boyfriend department. Miller learns—not so quickly—that if he wants to make Sunshine “Sunny” Waters fall for him, he going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.


                                  My Favorite Quotes:

I'm not known for being the kind of guy who sticks with one girl. It still sucks that no one believes I can manage an actual relationship.

It's not like motherpucking Donkey Kong now. " Pfft. It'll happen, baby."


Relationships aren't a game. No one wants to get screwed around,
except maybe people who like a lot of drama and want to end up on 
those terrible reality dating shows."

There are no refunds and no exchanges with love. It comes with
flaws and imperfections. It's raw, unfiltered, and sometimes it isn't
easy. But I've found the best things are the ones I've had to work the hardest for.

                                   My Review:

Helena Hunter has done it again with Pucked Up, it's just as funny as Pucked  the story of Violet and Alex.
In Pucked Up, Miller (Buck) who is violet's step brother falls for Sunny, sister to Alex Waters who also is Violet's fiance and Miller's teammate.
It seems like nothing can turn out right for Miller, who feels he is ready for a serious relationship. His past of being a manwhore keeps slapping him in the face with having pictures taken of him with bunnies or awkward situations posted on social media for Sunny to see. With Miller trying anything he can to prove that he could be boyfriend material even making sure Sunny and his sexcapades are memorable, which also leads to many first in the sex department for Sunny. Will all the sex and his words of commitment be enough for Sunny?
I love the relationship of Miller and Sunny but for some reason the relationship between Miller and his sister Violet captivates me the most. Miller finds himself needing Vi's opinion, which always ends up with a lot of unfiltered humorous banter between the two. I loved when it came down to it, you could really feel that Violet and Miller really care about each other and have a strong brother and sister bond. 
Yes, Pucked Up has a lot of sexual references and dirty locker room humor, but it truly made for a very entertaining read.  I loved it and if I need a good laugh, I will be reading it again.
  
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About The Author:













Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Book Review- Never Smile at Strangers

Never Smile at Strangers ( Grand Trespass #1)

by Jennifer Jaynes


When nineteen-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes without a trace, the residents of rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, launch a desperate search to find her. But few clues are unearthed, and before long another young woman disappears.

As locals continue to vanish, residents begin to discover that they might not know those closest to them as well as they had thought. Lies and insecurities quickly surface, leading everyone to question one another…and their involvement in the disappearances.

Meanwhile, an unstable, twisted killer is hiding quietly in their midst. Ever since his mother’s murder four years earlier, he’s been forced to raise his disturbed teenage sister. He’s terrified of her—and of women in general—and his world revolves around his fear of and obsession over them.

In this USA Today bestselling thriller, debut novelist Jennifer Jaynes delivers a psychologically riveting page-turner that is packed with surprises and will have readers guessing to the very last page.

                               Favorite Quotes:

She wondered if she knew the mysterious guy who had caught Tiffany's eye.


Women like her- plain, predictable, and responsible-went for boys like Mac and stayed with them.                                        


                                     My Review:

I finished Never Smile at Strangers last night and it definitely had a ending that was never expected. 
At first, I was thrown off by all the characters to this story. I think this might be the first book that had a few more characters than normal connected to the storyline. I thought about it and realized that this is a story of a small town, so each person has at one point come into contact with each other, which made the killers identity that much more difficult. This story is twisted with mentions of incest in the killers past and present. His fear of women is over powering and somewhat obsessive, no thanks to his dead mother and his sex crazed teenage sister.
Most characters in this story has a tragic heartbreak or loss. Haley, her father died after being hit by a vehicle and also losses her mother to a state of depression. Haley feels lost, her best friend Tiffany is missing and finds it difficult to help raise her sister. She also questions her relationship with Mac, her boyfriend.
Erica, a co-worker of Haley's and the missing girl Tiffany, Erica remembers her mother as being perfect but wanting more than the life a small town can give a woman, she believes her mother ran away to be a best selling writer and blames her father for just about everything.
Rachel Anderson, a beautiful woman whose husband had a affair with the missing teenager. Rachel's life is falling apart right in front of her eyes. Her children seem to hate her, husband ignores her and she feels everything will get better at the bottom of a empty wine bottle. 
The town is being questioned and there seems to be no clues leading to finding Tiffany until a second girl goes missing and clues start falling into the hands of a couple of the towns people ( I don't want to give anything away). Never Smile at Strangers will have you flipping pages faster than you can imagine and have you questioning if you really know people that you have in your life everyday. Jennifer Jaynes writes one of the best endings that I have read in a long time. 


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Book Review- Rhapsody ( The Teplo Trilogy #2)



Rhapsody ( The Teplo Files #2)

by Ayden K. Morgan


After Anton Vetrov brutally murders a young girl as a warning to Tristan Riley, the broken DEA agent believes the best thing for Lillian Maddox to do would be to stay far, far away from him. But Lillian knows a thing or two about fear, and she's not willing to let the man she loves push her away that easily. If he won't fight for them, she will... even if that means risking her life to prove she's strong enough to live in his world. 

Her plan ends in disaster when she's dragged out of Teplo at gunpoint, forcing Tristan onto a collision course with the Vetrov family and Pedro Francisco. With nothing left to lose except the only woman who has ever mattered to him, he will do whatever it takes to stop Vetrov and Francisco from ever hurting her again.

But he doesn't know they've been waiting for him to make his move. When he does, all hell breaks loose, and his life is on the line. It's up to Lillian and the DEA to save him, and she's terrified they won't make it in time.

Thrust headlong into a violent, bloody confrontation with the Vetrov family, Lillian comes face to the face with the heartbreaking realization that maybe she doesn't belong in Tristan's world, after all. When the smoke clears, will he be able to convince his ballerina that she's the best thing for him, or will he lose her and the chance at a real future once and for all?

Rhapsody is intended for readers aged 18 and over due to graphic scenes of violence, drug abuse, and sexual situations.


                                       Favorite Quote:

" You own every single thought I have."



She felt like she was drowning in the depths of his eyes.
There was so much emotion there. So much hope.
His lips brushed like butterfly wings across hers.

                                                 My Review:
                          I was gifted this book in exchange for a honest review

After reading Ravished it left me wanting to find out if Tristian and Lillian survive the Vetrov family and Pedro Francisco, the cartel dealer. 
Rhapsody had it all, it had the suspense of the nightclub life, drugs, murder, the DEA take down and overly written sexual moments between Tristian and Lillian. At times, Lillian frustrated the hell out of me with wanting to put herself in these dangerous situations to protect Tristian. I found this story had a lot to do with the two main characters always blaming themselves when something goes wrong. They are to afraid to be responsible if the other gets hurt, if they could put that aside then they could be together. 
There was one character that got my attention Micheal Kincaid,  DEA agent that would do anything to make sure Lillian is safe. Kincaid is a  good looking smart-ass man that I certainly want to read more of.
I really did like the storyline and the characters are easy to like.

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About The Author:

Ayden lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart and husband of eleven years, and their five furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social services and CJ field. 

Ayden also writes Young and New Adult fantasy under the penname A.K. Morgen.

You can find Ayden on Twitter @AKMorgen, on Facebook, or via her website athttp://aydenmorgen.com.

Blog Tour- Rhapsody ( The Teplo Trilogy #2 )

Title: Rhapsody (The Teplo Trilogy #2)
Author: Ayden K. Morgen
Genre: Erotic Romance Suspense
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations
Release Date: October 19, 2015
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After Anton Vetrov brutally murders a young girl as a warning to Tristan Riley, the broken DEA agent believes the best thing for Lillian Maddox to do would be to stay far, far away from him. But Lillian knows a thing or two about fear, and she's not willing to let the man she loves push her away that easily. If he won't fight for them, she will... even if that means risking her life to prove she's strong enough to live in his world.
Her plan ends in disaster when she's dragged out of Teplo at gunpoint, forcing Tristan onto a collision course with the Vetrov family and Pedro Francisco. With nothing left to lose except the only woman who has ever mattered to him, he will do whatever it takes to stop Vetrov and Francisco from ever hurting her again.
But he doesn't know they've been waiting for him to make his move. When he does, all hell loose, and his life is on the line. It's up to Lillian and the DEA to save him, and she's terrified they won't make it in time.
Thrust headlong into a violent, bloody confrontation with the Vetrov family, Lillian comes face to the face with the heartbreaking realization that maybe she doesn't belong in Tristan's world, after all. When the smoke clears, will he be able to convince his ballerina that she's the best thing for him, or will he lose her and the chance at a real future once and for all?
"What's so funny?" he demanded softly.
"Sometimes life just fucking sucks," she said, giggling again. "I think your mouth is rubbing off on me."
"Mmm," he growled playfully and flipped her over until she was lying beneath him. He grinned down at her, the shadows that'd crept into his eyes during their conversation gone, replaced with happiness, softness. "I noticed that. You called me baby."
"I did," she murmured, staring up at him.
His grin widened. "You called me baby once before, you know."
"Did I?"
"Mmhmm." He nuzzled his face against her throat. "When I fucked you against the front door. I think I like hearing you call me baby almost as much as I like hearing you scream my name, beautiful. You sound so good screaming my name." He nipped her throat.
"Tristan," she whimpered, writhing beneath him as his wicked words sent heat through her all over again.
"You sound good whimpering it, too," he murmured. "Fuck, Lillian, everything you do drives me crazy." He pressed a soft kiss to her temple before dropping back down beside her and dragged her into his arms once more. "Every time I'm near you, I'm turned on."
"It's the same for me," she whispered.
"Is it?"
"Yes, all the time. When you look at me or touch me… I don't know, it's like an addiction, I think. I crave more and more of you every time." Her brow furrowed as she traced the line of his abs with one finger. "Is it really like that for you, too?"
"All the time, sweetheart," he murmured, kissing the top of her head. "I can't get enough of you." He reached out and grabbed her hand, dragging it down his body and placing it over his crotch. He was hard again, his cock like steel in her palm. "You keep me like this, Lillian."
She smiled and curled her hand around his length, stroking softly. "I like knowing that."
"Fuck." He arched his hips into her hand before wrapping his own hand around hers and gliding it up and down his erection. Far too soon, he stilled her hand and pulled away, causing her to groan in protest. He chuckled and twined their fingers together again, placing them on his chest, over his heart. "Rest, beautiful. I've been all over you tonight."
"I like having you all over me," she grumbled. She loved having him all over her.
"I like being all over you," he answered with another soft chuckle at her petulant tone. "But you need a break or you'll be too sore to move, and there's no fucking way I'm going to be able to keep from sinking myself into you at least once tomorrow."
Well, she couldn't very well argue with that, now could she?
"Fine, but only for the rest of the night," she warned him, not willing to go any longer than that before feeling him again. The things he did to her… he could do them every day of forever and she'd die happy. She wanted him to do them to her every day of forever.
God. Forever. Was it too soon to want that?
Tristan and Lillian's Netflix Watch List
Tristan and Lillian don't spend a lot of time in front of the television, but when they do have time, they love to snuggle up and watch their favorite shows and movies... or not watch them as the case may be! Here's what's on their lists and why.
Tristan
· Narcos– This is a new series, but it's surprisingly good. It captures the messed up reality of drug trafficking, while humanizing the people behind the scenes.
· Arrow– A man with a past? A man on a mission? That's not familiar at all!
· From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series – Because it's a cartel of vampires. Which is basically every cartel ever. Tristan can relate.
· Three Kings – Risking everything to screw a bad guy and save a life? Tristan is down with that.
· Without a Paddle – Even the most ridiculous of missions can have value.
· Beowulf – Lillian is slowly showing Tristan the value of literature and the classics.
· Gangland – Gangs piss Tristan off. It never hurts to spend a little time getting to know them better, especially in his line of work.
· Inside Cocaine Wars – Another docu-series about the job. Getting to know some of the other agents with the same mission is always helpful.
Lillian
· Phantom of the Opera – What isn't to love about Phantom of the Opera? The story is haunting, beautiful, and timeless.
· Center Stage – If anyone can relate to being told they aren't good enough, Lillian can. Jody is so much like her.
· Cyberbully– Another one that hits close to home for Lillian. Bullies are everywhere, and they are brutal.
· Dollhouse – Echo is a total badass. And she's not what anyone expects.
· The Originals – Two words: Joseph Morgan. Does she really need another reason?
· Being Human (U.K.) – The original U.K. version is the way to go with this one. It's got a little bit of everything, and is so good.
· Ballet 422 – She may no longer be in the world, but she misses performing. This documentary lets her relive those moments she loved.
· Half the Sky – Lillian has traveled the world and seen oppression firsthand. This documentary tells the story well, and gives her hope for the future.
Ayden lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart/husband of eleven years, and their five furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social services and CJ field.
Ayden also writes Young and New Adult fantasy under the penname A.K. Morgen.
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