Archive | November, 2013

~ Skin Deep on SALE ~

28 Nov

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Beauty is only skin deep.

So are scars…

Stock car racing champion, Shane Davis had it all-money, fast cars and even faster women until a fiery crash changed everything in a flaming instant.

Shane never intends to get married; not with the way he looks now. He knew no woman could ever love him and wasn’t about to find out if he was wrong. But when he needed a woman in his life to play a pretend girlfriend for a few short weeks, he selected the one he felt would suit his needs with no strings attached: Angela Neil.

The first time Angela came face to face with Shane, she was taken aback by his scars but more so by his sizzling magnetism. The way he looked at her, with a searing heat made her simmer in secret places. This was supposed to be all about business, but Shane made it clear early on that he wanted much, much more. Angela was a smart woman and wasn’t about to let her hormones rule her common sense. But temptation called Shane Davis was a dangerous thing to resist…

 

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65 5-star reviews! Top 30 New Adult! Top 30 Coming of Age!
Beauty is only skin deep…so are scars.
A wickedly delicious story from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author #DezBurke

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~ REVIEW: Darkness Awakened by Katie Reus ~

20 Nov

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As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice—he’s one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything…until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin. He agrees to help her, unaware that she carries a shocking secret that will turn his life upside down.

This time, he’s not letting her go…

Vampire Lyra Marius curses the day she met Finn. The ruthless werewolf promised to love her forever, but he rejected her instead—before she could share her life altering news. Pregnant, kicked out of her coven, and cast aside by the love of her life, Lyra struggled to raise their rare shifter-vampire daughter Vega alone among humans. When the 16-year-old is kidnapped and used to fulfill a frightening prophecy, Lyra swallows her pride and turns to Finn for help. But how long can she fight her feelings for him and keep him from guessing the truth about who Vega really is? As they race against the clock to save their daughter, they must defeat the lethal threat imposed by demons infiltrating the human world and a hell gate that could not only reveal their existence to mankind, but destroy the world in the process.

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michele review4 stars

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story! What drew me in was the cover, and they synopsis, and I wasn’t disappointed when I read the story.  

The story starts off with you getting introduced to Finn. He is the alpha of his pack, and is determined to protect it. He has been working hard at keeping his pack safe ever since he defeated his uncle a few years back. Something he probably should have done a lot sooner, then he wouldn’t have lost his one true love Lyra. His whole world gets turned upside down though when Lyra comes to him after 17 years of no word from her and asks for his help. Her daughter has been taken and she needs him to get her back safely. Finn still cares deeply for her and will do anything to help get Lyra’s daughter back, but what he finds out later may change his mind about everything.

After 17 years, Lyra still feels the pull to Finn that she felt back then, and she isn’t sure if she likes it. Finn is still unbelievably gorgeous and has definitely got a darker edge to him than he did back then, but that just draws her to him more.  She feels guilty for asking for Finn’s help to find her daughter without telling him the truth, but she doesn’t see any other way. She’ll do anything to get her daughter back safely, and that includes keeping this huge secret from Finn.

Will they be able to put their past aside and find Vega as quickly as possible. They only have a limited time before all hell breaks loose, literally.

Finn and Lyra have many obstacles and dangers to deal with before they can save Vega, and one of them is the chemistry that still ignites between them. While trying to keep a distance from each other, they still both feel the pull that is impossible to ignore. The only thing is though, will they both be able to forget the betrayal and finally give into something so powerful? Or will they go their separate ways once Vega is safe?

This was a fantastic book that had a little bit of all the paranormal in one great story. Katie does such a fantastic job with keeping the reader interested in the story and the characters romance, without having the steamy scenes take over the story.  This was an entertaining quick read that I would recommend to any of my friends that are into paranormal books.

~ Sky Cowboy by Kasey Millstead on Sale ~

18 Nov

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SYNOPSIS

Ava Crawley only had one dream in life; grow up and marry the boy next door, Jeremy Henley. When she was twenty, her dream was crushed by her nasty, vindictive, deceitful sister Kennedy. Unable to handle the hurt, Ava fled.

Jeremy Henley is a Sky Cowboy in Australia’s Northern Territory. Along with his twin brother, Jackson, he is Pine Creek’s finest catch. Jeremy doesn’t give a damn about that, he only cares about the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen; Ava Crawley. After years of waiting for Ava to show an interest in him, an opportunity presents itself and Jeremy takes it. Then, Ava up and leaves for France. No explanation. No goodbye. Nothing. She doesn’t come back for three years, and when she does, Jeremy has a baby son.

Will Ava and Jeremy be able to overcome the pain of the past and give their love a chance? Or, will Ava lose her life just as she’s starting to live her dream?

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~ Just a Little Taste: Love at First Bite is FREE ~

17 Nov

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Synopsis 

Recommended for +18 due to sexual scenes and adult language.

He’s a wickedly handsome multimillionaire with a deep, dark secret. He has a hollow, meaningless life until she shows up, quite literally on his doorstep in the middle of the night. Will he spill his secret? Will she find out? Will it be happily ever after or simply, love at first bite? 

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~ REVIEW: The Howling Heart by April Bostic ~

17 Nov

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Synopsis

Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

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michele review 3 and a half stars

 

I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book made me wonder why I haven’t been reading more paranormal books. I miss my werewolves now because of this book (well mostly because of Riley).

The book starts off with Paige when she was a little girl and how she ran off into the woods to avoid listening to her parents fighting. While in the woods, she meets a white “puppy” and becomes its friend. Little does she know, this “puppy” is actually Riley who instantly falls for Paige.  But Paige ends up having to leave, and they don’t see each other for another 13 years.

Paige has become an important member at Elle. She also has a fantastic boyfriend (so she thinks) and just received a promotion. Her life totally changes though when she catches this wonderful boyfriend cheating on her (I mean, she had to see it coming) and then her dad passes away from a heart attack. After hearing that her dad left her the cabin they stayed at while she was a kid, she decides to go on a vacation; she needs a little time to think things through. That’s when Riley comes in.

I will be honest, I felt more connected to Riley in this book, than I did with Paige. She was pretty whiney in parts of the book and it made me frustrated. You have Riley who is this drop dead gorgeous man who will do anything for her. He will kill for her, he would die for her, and all she can think about is her job in New York. She eventually gets her head out of her ass though and decides she wants to be with Riley, and that’s when things start to get intense. I don’t know what to say without giving more of the book away so I’m just going to leave it at that.

After everything that Paige and Riley have to go through, will they be able to have their happily ever after? Will they be able to survive everything that gets thrown into their path?

This was a pretty good book, and I would be interested to see what else comes from April Bostic. She made me realized I miss my Alpha Men a lot. Riley Gray has definitely been added to that list  🙂

~ Layers Deep by Lacey Silks Review ~

11 Nov

Layers Deep

Pub Date   Dec 4 2013

Synopsis

He needs her to save a friend.

She needs him to plan her revenge.

Their pasts scar them Layers Deep.

Their passion distracts them…

…and distractions can be fatal.

 Tristan Cross is battling emotional demons from the past. He lives in a world where trust is earned, loyalties are tested, and love is impossible. That is, until he meets Allie Green. She’s the only woman who can help him find a kidnapped friend and to top it off, she captivates him. All he has to do now is persuade her to work for Cross Enterprises, his top investigations firm.

Allie Green is a rookie cop seeking revenge and she’s willing to sell her soul to get it. When an opportunity to use Tristan Cross presents itself so does the time for payback. As vengeance boils her blood she can’t keep her mind off her new boss and Allie finds it difficult to keep her employment professional. With the mouth watering Tristan Cross distracting her, she struggles to prioritize an undercover job she’s been assigned and her hunger for revenge.

And when you’re ready to give up your life to save someone else, distractions can be fatal.

Note: This book is the first part of a Trilogy that is designed to be read in order. Tristan and Allie will get their happy ending but not until book 2. This book contains a cliff hanger ending you will not expect. A prequel to the series which can be read alone is Dazzled by Silver.

Warning: This title contains erotic situations, and graphic language. Intended for adult audience 18+.

michele review 4 stars

 

I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I loved how well Lacey Silks writes a story and builds her characters. She does such a fantastic job of giving you some background, without getting into to much detail to where you get turned of from what’s going on. Also the steamy scenes she writes, wow those are HOT!

Allie Green has been trying to find away to get rid of a man that has ruined both her and her mother’s lives. Ever since then, Allie has been doing what she can to keep her mother safe, and become the best cop she could be. She’s been trying to find a way to destroy the man who ruined their lives, and things start to fall into place when Tristan Cross walks into her life.

Tristan has offered her a job, and a promise that the one person who has endangered her mother’s safety for years will be taken care of. The only catch, she has to go under cover on a dangerous mission in a sex-trafficking sting. Of course she accepts the job, not only to ensure the safety of her mother, but she also has this undeniable need to be close to Cross. There is so much chemistry between them; you can almost feel it yourself.

While undercover, Allie does things she never thought she’d have to do, and while trying to do her job, she is seriously injured. While recovering, she gets some life changing news and isn’t sure how the one person she cares for most is going to take it. Before she gets a chance to tell them, she is thrown a curve ball.

This book ends with a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to see what happens next in Layers Peeled! I absolutely loved this book and would definitely recommend this to my friends. I will be looking forward to more books by Lacey Silks in the future. 

~ REVIEW: Seductive Secrecy by Marni Mann ~

10 Nov

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Synopsis

“We were two broken souls who had found each other in a world of shadows. We were held together by a connection of secrets, dark and fearful and reluctant to leave. Their depth was seductive and overwhelming, an endless ocean of black that threatened to cover the brilliance we kept reaching for with each other.” 

With her art career flourishing and the mansion predators no longer a threat, Charlie is creating a new life. Her desires have changed, and she has a chance at a healthy, loving relationship with Cameron—if they can bury the memories and doubts that plague them. 

Can they overcome the destruction of their clouded pasts, or will the revelation of more painful, shocking secrets pull them back into the shadows?

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christie review 4 stars

***I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.***

Seductive Secrecy is book 2 in the Shadow Series. Charlie is living with her love, Cameron, after her escape from “The Mansion.” She has immersed herself in her art and is becoming quite successful. In addition, she is beginning to forge a relationship with her father even though he had to flee the country after helping take down the horror of “The Mansion.” Despite her freedom from the darkness of her past, she is still fighting the dark emotional hold her time working at “The Mansion” has on her. Cameron does what he can to help her forgive herself and live her life. They seem to be making a better life for each other, but the past comes back and deals them an devastating blow. It will test the love and trust they have tried so hard to build together.

This series is completely different from anything I have ever read before. At times, it was quite difficult to read. My heart ached for Charlie. I don’t know how she endured the things that she did. I loved Cameron. He wasn’t only incredibly hot and sexy, but he had a heart of gold. He loved Charlie unconditionally and never judged her for her past decisions; he loved her despite them. The following lines sum up their love quite nicely…I think. “Cameron…my dawn. He had broken through the darkness-my darkness–and pulled me from its depths. I wasn’t necessarily standing under the sun yet, or even beneath a mostly-clear sky strewn with the clouds, but I was here and he was one of the reasons for that.” It gave me hope that Charlie might find happiness at last. 

Of course, Seductive Secrecy had lots of STEAMY SEX! I don’t think I will think of painting in the same way again after their session in the studio!!! WOW!!! There was also a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. However, my favorite thing about this book is the author’s talent for showing me the healing power of art. It was a beautifully written book about the incredible power that love has to heal even the most damaged of human beings.