lunedì 31 ottobre 2016

BLOG REVIEW: Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

TITLE:Rookie Move

AUTHOR: Sarina Bowen

SERIES: Brooklyn Bruisers #1

PUBLICATION: September 6th 2016 by Berkley


MY RATING: 5 STARS





The first novel in a sexy new series featuring the hockey players of the Brooklyn Bruisers and the women who win their hearts—from the USA Today bestselling author of the Ivy Years series.

In high school they were the perfect couple—until the day Georgia left Leo in the cold...

Hockey player Leo Trevi has spent the last six years trying to do two things: get over the girl who broke his heart, and succeed in the NHL. But on the first day he’s called up to the newly franchised Brooklyn Bruisers, Leo gets checked on both sides, first by the team’s coach—who has a long simmering grudge, and then by the Bruisers’ sexy, icy publicist—his former girlfriend Georgia Worthington.

Saying goodbye to Leo was one of the hardest things Georgia ever had to do—and saying hello again isn’t much easier. Georgia is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but when a press conference microphone catches Leo declaring his feelings for her, things get really personal, really fast....



 ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Sarina Bowen... what can I say about this author? She's amazing! She never disappoints me, I loved ALL of her books and she can surpise me with each one. Her writing is intese, sweet, passionate, and has always the right balance between romance and drama. The characters always so good, appealing but not too perfect,  the dialogs always engaging, that make them more real.

Rookie Move is no exception, it's perfect. It has everything I love in a book. 
This is the first book in the Brooklyn Bruisers series, and fans of The Ivy series you can't miss to read it! Leo Trevi is back!


Why you will fall in love with Leo Trevi? 
Because he's sweet, gorgeous and modest. That doesn't make him perfect. 
I loved his sweetness with Georgia, how he is always understanding and loyal. His love for Georgia is so deep that could stand the test of time. 
Gorgeous? Of course he is! A hot and sexy hockey player. 
But I liked him more for his modesty. He knows, he is well aware to be a hell of a player, but having the chance to play in the NHL is something that he doesn't take for granted. His focus is not to be a celebrity, he's focused on the play and to become an even better player. I liked the respect he has for all his teammates, he doesn't like everyone, but he has a very mature attidute: everyone has something to teach him, and he's always ready to accept the good and the bad. 
Sometimes he's impulsive, defensive, scared to be hurt. Georgia's rejection has left some scars, she was, and always be, the love of his life. Letting go of her was the hardest thing he has ever done. Now he has a second chance and Leo is determined to not waste it.

 
Why you will fall in love with Georgia Worthington?
Because she's smart, sexy and sweet, but she's not perfect. At some point I couldn't understand and agree with her choises.
Georgia is a teenager, a tennis player, but after being raped during last high school year, her life changed forever. Leo, the love of her life, her soulmate, seems so accepting about the situation but she always had the feeling that nothing will never be the same. Rather than be rejected by him she is the one who recjects Leo. Why Georgia? He was so sweet and caring, were you crazy? Only a crazy girl will dump such a good boy!
And Leo accepts, in some way, to let her go. At the beginning I thought Leo was weak as he didin't fight so much for their love. But when they met again after six years and their relationship has a second chance, I understand why both acted that way, and I fall in love with them even more.

In this story Georgia and Leo are surrounded by great second characters. Georgia's father and the Buisers' coach; Becca, Georgia's best friend and coworker (I liked her so much!); the misterious team's owner, Mr. Kattenberger (I'd love to see something happening in the future between him and Becca); O'Doul the team's captain (interesting man...) and then Silas, the backup goalie. I think there are really interesting material for the future books of this series. 

If you love second chance and sport romances this book is a MUST READ.




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giovedì 27 ottobre 2016

COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY: Alpha Barman by Sue Brown

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Release Date: November 24 2016

Blurb

Jake Tyler walked out of Special Ops two years ago, a devastated, broken man after he discovered his sister brutally murdered by her husband, Riley. Since then he's found a kind of peace running a rural bar. The last thing Jake Tyler expects is his former team to turn up with grim news. Jake's ex-brother-in-law has escaped from prison and is heading Jake's way. The team is here to protect Jake, whether he likes it or not - a decision reluctantly shared by their leader, Jake's ex-lover Mitch Mitchelson.

Mitch is angry and hurting. The man he trusted - the man he adored more than anything - abandoned both his team and Mitch. Jake never gave Mitch a chance to help or come to terms with his desertion. Regardless of mission protocols, Mitch isn't about to open his heart again to that kind of pain.

But the strong attraction between them can't be denied. How are they ever going to work together when Mitch still resents Jake's disappearance, and to Jake, the team represents everything that destroyed him in the first place? And meantime they wait for Riley to find them... and to settle the threat once and for all.


Author Bio

Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn't following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has become an expert at ignoring the orders.

 Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. She had an Aha moment and put pen to paper that same day. Sue may be late to the party, but she's made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Come over and talk to Sue at:
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Her website can be found at:
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lunedì 24 ottobre 2016

COVER REVEAL: Purpose by Al Daltrey

~ Cover Reveal ~ 
Title ~ Purpose
Series ~ Pleasure Pain or Purpose: Book Three
Author ~ Al Daltrey
Release Date ~ November 17, 2016
Genre ~ Erotica Romance

Life is many things, but one thing it isn’t, is predictable. At times, pain weighs heavily on the heart, and then…the sky clears, the ground shifts, and happiness and pleasure return.

Billie finally emerges from her emotional slumber. She learns that while David is gone, 
it doesn’t mean that her life can’t have restoration. Unless, secrets from 
her kinky past threaten the promise of a new future?

Jasmin decides to take a page from Billie’s book, and goes on a pilgrimage of her own.
 Lessons learned on the Camino de Santiago will help frame her outlook on life. 
Erotic encounters are never far behind.

Vicky fights the good fight against the cancer that has taken root in her body. 
Andrew, for all his past discretions, stands by her every step of the way. 
Together, the battle only makes them stronger.

Life is life, as the three best friends discover. It may not be easy…
but together they find renewed purpose.
 
 
By day I work in Marketing, which involves a fair amount of writing. Therefore, I never really had an interest to write for pleasure. When you do it all day, the last thing you want to do when you get home, is more writing. All the while, as my career progressed, so did my involvement in the BDSM lifestyle.
This interest in kinky sex started in my University years. Like most men, I loved meeting women, and especially the occasional one who didn't mind being tied up, or blindfolded, or spanked. All sex was great, but kinky sex was more exciting, more exhilarating, and more fulfilling.
Over the years I was lucky enough to meet my fair share of submissive women. And don't for a minute think these women were weak. Outside the bedroom they were confident, opinionated, gregarious and self-assured. However, inside the bedroom (so to speak) they wanted to feel the strong firm hand of a dominant man taking complete control.
Eventually I found the perfect partner, and am happily in a relationship.
One day, I flipped my laptop open, and to my surprise - I had an urge to write a BDSM story. Soon I had 20 pages, then 40, then 60. The novel that resulted was 'Testing the Submissive'. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and the reviews excellent - all of which motivated me to continue writing. 'A Condo with Two Views' is my second full length novel, with other projects in the works. If you decide to give any of my writing a try, I hope you enjoy it!

Al
 

BLOG REVIEW: The Trouble With Mistletoe

TITLE: The Trouble With Mistletoe

AUTHOR: Jill Shalvis

SERIES: Heartbreaker Bay #2

PUBLICATION: September 27th 2016 by Avon


MY RATING: 4 STARS






If she has her way ...

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her ...

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him ...

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice ...

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work ...

 Copy of this book received from the author in exchange for an honest review

The Trouble With Mistletoe is sweet and heartwarming. Jill Shalvis has a way with words that makes her characters real, easy to relate to, like being there right in the book living the story with them.

Willa Davis is the owner of a pet shop. I loved her so much because despite her difficult and painful past she hasn't allowed it to rule her present, making the best out of it. She has been refused and now she is the one helping other girls to never feel that way. She hasn't felt loved and now all she wants is to share and give love. Willa is the friend you would want at your side.

Keane Winters has found his living in restoring houses and sell them on the market. He seems  not to be able to get attachated to one of the houses, nor to people. Let alone to one cat. He was raised by parents who didn't truly love him and he has built a "no attachment" wall around himself thinking that this will prevent him to get hurt.

I think Petunia, aka PITA, Keane's aunt cat, is the leading character in this book. I laughed so much seeing Keane interect with PITA. She is the trait d'union between Willa & Keane, and she is the one helping them to get to know  each other. She is the one who brings out the real Keane.

Both have lost faith in love, and trust is something that can only be earned. I liked how they put their heart at risk, I loved their insecurities and how sweet they are together.
I loved the bond that Willa has with her friends Haley, Prudence, Elle Finn, Archer and Spence, always ready to support and protect her.
 
If you want to read something sweet, romantic, sexy and funny, this is the right book.

I haven't read the first book in the series, and I think this can be read as a standalone as I haven't had the feeling on missing key elements of the story.

I will read for sure also the first book, waiting for the next one.

Jill Shalvis is an author that never, never disappoints me!

sabato 22 ottobre 2016

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Raygoza







About me: Jennifer Raygoza also known as the rebel of writing, burst through the writing scene in 2012 with a vampire series called, The Guardians. It was a story originally written just for fun, but ended up being self-published out of curiosity. Little did she know, the series would be strongly embraced by vampire readers. Since then this down to earth, California girl has been picked up by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. 
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU READ HER BOOKS?
She break hearts, kills bad guys and gives you characters that make you fall in love. This writer will have you turning pages and thirsting for more.














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The Silver Lining
18+ read
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The media spread my face nationwide on every newspaper known to man when the story first broke. It read- James King. son of wealthy, ambitious hotel owner, Victoria King, busted for cocaine possession.
Let’s be honest. I’ve always been a rebel, a little rough around the edges. The black sheep of the family. The outcast. No one ever thought twice about me, not even when I was arrested. The only thing was, I didn’t really do it, but I served time for the crime.
Today my freedom was granted to me. I was permitted to leave this prison that I had lived in for the last sixteen months. The guards opened my cell, grinned and told me I could finally go back home. Home? See, it wouldn’t be my home. It would be her home. I had no home of my own anymore. Funny thing about being locked up, was that you lose everything, including yourself. You no longer exist to the outside world. You’re transparent, at least that’s how I felt until I met Emily. She was kind, and in my world people like her were far and few between. I was drawn to her like a magnet. I wanted her, but I’d kill myself trying to get her because she was damaged. I just didn’t know it yet.



Nine

18+ read
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NINE
The number one paid escort in Las Vegas calls herself Nine. She’s become very wealthy with three hundred very loyal VIP clients. Trig is also the best at what he does. He works for the biggest drug dealer in Vegas, as his personal executioner.
One night with the wrong client and everything spirals out of control when Nine and Trig collide. Watch what happens when two of the best in underworld trades go against the grain, against the rules, and against all odds of making it out alive.

“I’m breaking all my rules here. I’m breaking them all for him.”
-Nine
“Baby, do you know what you’re worth? Men should be fighting over you. I sure as hell would.”
-Trig
 

The Guardians (The Guardians #1)
I thought I had life all figured out. We live. We suffer pain. We die. Death never bothered me much. It is love that scares the hell out of me, because love makes you weak, and in my line of work there is no room for that. My name is Gianna Botticelli. I am the daughter and only female employee of a Los Angeles mafia boss. Today was supposed to be like any other day, and then Caleb walked into my life.
He is sexy and mysterious and knows things he shouldn’t. I don’t like it at all, but I can’t help the way he makes me feel inside. There is something different about him. What is he? All I know is that after meeting Caleb, things will never be the same as he introduces me into his world, an unknown world where the battle of good versus evil rages on.
Sacrifices will be made, hearts will break and lives will be taken. How far am I willing to take this journey, I keep asking myself? If I have to sacrifice myself to save everyone and everything then the answer is easy. All the way.
 


The Revelation (The Guardians #2)


It's been three years since I have turned, and I am not sure who I am anymore. I don't even know if I want to be what I have become. Is love enough to keep me alive inside even if I am dead? How can I find peace within myself when everything around me screams war and death? How will things end when one man holds my eternal love and another wants me dead? There is no end as far as I can see. It’s just the beginning because I can feel the darkness approaching. It wants me. It calls for me by name. I will keep on fighting until it arrives. The problem is, if I don’t learn to shut off my emotions I may just become my own worst enemy. Is it all too much, or not enough? These are the things a vampire queen, new mother and woman fighting with her past human morals must ask herself. I have one more important question to answer that could change everything. IS THIS REALLY WHAT I WANT?

The red jeweled necklace the coven called The Eye of the Queen sat right at my cleavage. I ran one finger over my pale skin and red lips as I looked at my reflection in the mirror. Queen was my title, but I knew different. I was just a beautiful killer.
 


The Guardians III: Blood Vengeance

Book 3- http://smarturl.it/TheGuardians3

  My name is Gianna Weston. I am Vampire. I was thrust into a world I didn’t know. Given a life I didn’t think I wanted. I have had my world turned upside down and my life shredded before me. All this time holding onto the love of a man who breathes life into me and I into him. His very existence sets fire to my cold skin. He is my maker, my husband and the father to my children. But even love can no longer fight the demons inside of me. Not after all the tragedies. The death, the pain, and the heartache are haunting me with a relentless vengeance. This darkness has me by its nails scraping sinfully at my core. It’s time to stop running and hiding from the darkness. These demons I speak of won’t let me rest until I accept what I am. A nightmare. A killer. A blood thirsty animal.
Are you afraid? You should be. I. AM. A. MONSTER.


Unleashed Poems

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"It’s not always easy to see the light when you’re surrounded by darkness. Sometimes you have to make your own way out of the hole."

A collection of 23 poems, all written in my youth. I wrote a majority of them when I was sixteen to seventeen years old. This was a really hard time in my life. It was a time of heartbreak, pain, love, betrayal and more. Writing these poems was a dose of sanity when the world around me was corrupting. It was my outlet when I couldn't breathe, and my safety rope when I was drowning. We don't get to pick our story in life. Usually the story picks you. So, with this release I am hoping to show inspiration. You can survive, and you can move on from your dark place.

I dedicate this book to all the youth out there going through any type of struggle.
 



Hungry Words: Two Short Stories

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18+ read with HEA
Contains:
Sex, adult language, abuse, violence

Tackle Me: An Erotic Short
Raven Black is a recipe for trouble. He’s smoking hot and has a reputation around town for being the bad boy football player, and it just so happens to be that he’s my old high school crush.
1 Crush
2 Egos
1 Night
Things might get interesting.
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Prince Charming: A Dark Fairy-tale Short
My mother used to say that one day I would grow up and meet prince charming. I would live in a castle of my own, and servants would bring me my every wish and desire. She would smile and say that when it came to comparison my castle would be superior to hers. Her eyes would suddenly light up and her head would tilt back. She was convinced that I would rule with an iron fist and an open heart. She would lift my chin up with her finger and say “Princess Katia. You will be queen, my love, and roses will bloom as you walk past them. Your people will bow to you not in fear, but out of respect.” I dreamed about that very day when I was a little girl. Well, mother…you were wrong because that was a freaking fairy-tale


 

martedì 18 ottobre 2016

RELEASE DAY EVENT: Ashes To Ashes Series by Annie Anderson


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Ashes to Ashes Volume One
by Annie Anderson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 18, 2016

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Synopsis:
Are you ready to fall into the world of Phoenixes and Wraiths who guard the gates of the beyond? Ashes to Ashes Series Volume One includes the first three books in the Ashes to Ashes series by Annie Anderson.


He took everything from her, but she needs him if she wants to live. Rock, meet hard place in Scattered Ashes.
She's missed the last fifty years in prison, and he's on the proverbial death row in Falling Ashes.
She's the Queen and he'll be her King - if they can live that long - in Rising Ashes.

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About the Author:
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad.


As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, and old man of a dog.

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