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~ REVIEW X3: Agonize (Senses Series #7) by Xavier Neal ~


SynopsisTony Reed has always felt second best. To his family. To his best friend. To every girl he’s dated. But when Lex “Lix” Jones, an indie rock star, convinces him to let go of his inhibitions and have a little fun, Tony quickly has a critical decision to make. Are they meant to live in a world of passion together or should he be left alone to agonize?

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michele review 5 star aHoly hot sex Batman! If you thought Logan Kellar was hot, wait until you read about Tony! You may find that he’s even hotter than Kellar (Don’t tell him I said that though 😉 )

Grab your fans ladies; you’re going to need them!

After waking up married to the smoking hot indie rocker Lex, Tony’s life changes forever (one, he now has an unlimited amount of sex ::fans face:: ). Though Tony decides to stay married to the hot rocker to help her with her situation, he starts to develop some strong feels for her that he never expected. As they spend more and more time with each other, he starts to realize that there is more to Lex then what she lets people see.

With Lex’s insecurities about love, Tony has to find a way to prove to her that he wants her to stay around for good. Will Tony be able to show her that he loves her for who she is and now what she pretends to be, or will her insecurities run to deep for her to believe him?

These two were made for each other, here’s to hoping that Tony can make her see that as well!

As I’ve said before in previous reviews for this series, I just LOVE how Xavier is able to tell the characters story, and involve the reader as well. The characters talk to you as if you were there right with them (I’ve found myself responding to them a time or two 😉 ). Xavier does such an amazing job of building the characters, and ever the sub characters so that you fell like you know them.

If you haven’t started reading this series yet, what are you waiting for? You’re missing out on an amazing group of characters!

christie review 5 star aHoly smokes!!!! I thought my Kindle was going to explode! HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!! I always think Xavier’s books can’t get any sexier, but she always proves me wrong, time and time again! Agonize is Tony’s story; he is Maxx’s best friend and the male version of her. He comes across as somewhat of a nerd, but he proved me wrong! Who knew underneath he was a hot sex god???

Agonize was somewhat different than the other books in the series. Readers are introduced to a new character, Lex. Let me just say Agonize starts off with a bang and doesn’t let you out of its clutches until the last page was read. Without spoiling anything, Tony wakes up in Vegas married. It’s a marriage of convenience, but Tony has a hard time remembering that as he begins to develop deeper feelings for his new wife, Lex. She is the polar opposite of Tony. She is a major risk taker and is the life of the party. Can marriage between two opposites turn into something real? Read on to find out!

Xavier is a genius at pulling me into her story by connecting me with her characters. Again, I was the confidante of both characters. This is one of my favorite things about Xavier’s writing, and it never gets old! I like knowing the characters deepest thoughts, feelings, and fears! Readers are always given just even juicy tidbits of the secondary characters in her novels that whets your appetite. Then, when you meet them in their own books, you get to know their deep, dark secrets, and some are explosive! Tony is no different. He comes across as this straitlaced, responsible, average guy who happens to be sexy and hot. But, this average guy persona is an illusion. He’s just as much a sexy, alpha male in the bedroom as Logan and C.J. are! And, Lex, is more than she appears to be too. She comes across as a sexy, confidant, fun-loving woman, yet underneath she’s an insecure girl just looking for love. She and Tony are so different, yet when they are together, they’re just perfect!

Xavier Neal just keeps surprising me with each book she writes. She gives me something different in each book and keeps it fresh and new. And, as usual, she keeps me waiting, may I say very impatiently, for the next book in the series!

daniell review 5 star aTony is a character we meet early on in the Senses series but now we get to know him even better and boy is he full of surprises!!

Tony is tired of being second best. Second best son, second best guy to Logan Kellar with Maxx.  During a weekend in Vegas, Tony finds himself married to the sexy lead singer of an indie band.  He doesn’t regret it though because he has finally found someone that is all about pleasing him and making him happy. 
Lex needs a Green Card to stay in the US and marries Tony in Vegas. She knows this isn’t a real marriage, but who says they can’t enjoy the benefits of living together. She is the good time girl, not true wife material.  But when Tony treats her as his real wife, it becomes more difficult to tell her mind that it is only temporary…or is it?  Has Tony finally found someone that will put him first?  Will Lex realize she is worthy of love?
This book is a shockingly hot read and I loved every minute of it!!  I had no idea that underneath Tony’s nerdy exterior is a smoking hot alpha male!  I loved him as Maxx’s best friend but I always believed he was pretty tame.  I was soooo wrong! Lex fit right into the group and is a great addition to the series. As with the other books in this series, Xavier includes the reader in the experience which makes for exciting and entertaining reading. I look forward to more in this series!!! 

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~ Etched in Ston (Six Degrees #2) by Mayra Statham Cover Reveal + Giveaway ~

Release Day: April 14,2015 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Book 2 in Six Degrees Series
One look, one moment and I was completely defenseless.
One touch, one embrace and I was utterly consumed.
One kiss, one caress and that’s all it took.
One look and thirty-four year old Parker Stone knew his life would never be the same. She called to him unlike anything ever had in his life, sparking an unbridled desire and captivating him completely.
One touch and twenty-eight year old Liz Del Rio wasn’t sure she’d be able to walk away. Experiencing a life full of disappointment and heartache, she wasn’t looking for a relationship, let alone love and all the risks that came with it. Every time life had taught her the same lesson: not to let people in because they always leave and when they leave, it leaves scars upon your soul.
One kiss sealed their fate and they knew they would never be able to live without one another.
.Liz and Parker embed themselves into each other’s world. Passion burns bright and fast, but what happens when your lives are connected in ways you could have never imagined?
Secrets from Liz’s past threaten to break not only what they have, but who she is as they learn that once love is etched in stone nothing can make it crumble.
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Abou the authorMayra Statham resides in California. She is married with kids. Her addiction to romance novels and being an avid reader in the genre has made her dream come true. She enjoys going to book signings with her sister. She also loves  helping others indies by promoting their work. Some of her favorite authors are Kristen Ashley & Roxie Rivera . She loves being contacted by readers. 


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~ Epic Love Story by Dawn Robertson Cover Reveal ~

ELSamazonEpic Love Story – A Romantic Comedy coming from Dawn Robertson – Summer 2015

SynopsisMy names Cora, and until recently I thought I was living the American dream. Perfect husband. Perfect house. But life isn’t a fairytale I learned that the hard way when I discovered my husband’s been banging his secretary on a daily basis.
I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have just come out with that, but I really don’t have much of a filter.
The story began when we met in high school, and abruptly ended recently so now I am just trying to put my life back together without him.
I’m finally going to live my dream. Without him but with his money. Because I deserve every dime I get for what he did to me.

I have always wanted to be an author.
In fact, I started writing my very first book about six months ago; a New Adult tale of gut-wrenching love in college. The kind of book that makes you ugly cry and root for the heroine while she does her own soul searching.

Except I just chucked the whole thing in the trash, where it belongs, because the real world isn’t like that. I want to write a real life story. A real life account of searching for love.
So, I am using myself as market research so you could say.
Hold on bitches, because it’s about to be a bumpy ride.

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~ Protecting Shaylee (Fae Guard #1) by Elle Christensen Cover Reveal + Giveaway ~


Protecting Shaylee
by Elle Christensen
Fae Guard #1
Publication Date: April 24, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

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As a child, I believed in the fairytales my father told me.
Until he was gone and with him, that belief.
As a girl, I believed in the friendship and protection of Aden.
He made me begin to believe again.
As a woman, I believed in the possibility of love and passion between myself and Aden.
Until he was gone and with him, my belief in magic and happy endings.

When she was a child, I was tasked with her protection.
As a girl, I became her friend.
As a woman, I could no longer see the child I knew and was forced to fight a growing attraction.
Unable to lie and unable to tell the truth, I left.
Now I’ve returned to give the knowledge I couldn’t before, that she is half Fae.
The darkness is stalking her and I am desperate to teach her what she needs to know to protect herself. And determined to make her mine.

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Elle Christensen

I’m a lover of all things books, I’ve been an obsessive reader since I learned how to spell! I’ve been writing novels and short stories since I was twelve, but they say to write the genre you love the most, so as an adult, I fell easily into writing romance. My husband is my biggest supporter and he’s a great sport when it comes to fighting the people in my imagination for my attention. I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them!

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~ Between Dreams (The Pendant #1) by Cynthia Austin Cover Reveal + Giveaway ~

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Between Dreams
by Cynthia Austin
The Pendant Series #1
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Genres: Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

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Sidney Sinclair was living the dream of any eighteen year-old girl…

A handsome rock star boyfriend, a closet full of designer clothes, a limousine service at her beck and call, and a mansion in the hills of Los Angeles.

Even will all of that glamour and excitement at her fingertips, she still feels as if she’s been missing something in her life so she decides to leave.

While trying her best to put her dysfunctional romantic relationship aside and tend to her beloved Granny, Sidney unexpectedly stumbles upon an intriguing emerald pendant boxed away in her grandmother’s closet.

Soon she learns it once belonged to her long-lost mother who committed suicide when she was just a baby. Suddenly feeling emotionally connected to the woman who had birthed her, Sidney begins to wear the necklace.

This sends her on a whirlwind journey that alternates between fantasy and reality…

Almost immediately, she starts having dreams linked to the mysterious pendant. As danger begins to seep into her life, Sidney refuses to remove the necklace and instead documents each dream to help her further understand them. However, she soon begins to wonder if they are dreams meant to bond her to a mother who she never knew?

Or a subconscious warning that threatens her very life?

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Cynthia Austin

Cynthia Austin lives in Northern California with her
husband, two boys, and Olde English Bulldogge named Count Dogula. They love all things horror, gothic, and Victorian which prompts her friends to dub them as “The Adams Family.”

She is an avid reader who may be slightly obsessed with music. She hears music in a way that she believes the artist intended it to be heard: visually, with a storyline that follows. Listening to the songs by her favorite artists, she was inspired to write her first series titled “The Pendant.”

Cynthia has been published twice in The Writer’s Monthly Magazine as well as the online news site, Yahoo! Voices. She currently attends Diablo Valley College, in Pleasant Hill, California, where she is working to achieve her degree in English.

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~ Full Contact (Redemption Series #3) by Sarah Castille Excerpt Reveal ~

full contact excerpt reveal full contactSynopsisRay wraps his arms around me and holds me tight as if something terrible has happened and he doesn’t want to let me go.

Full Contact. This is how Ray speaks when his emotions overwhelm him. I melt into his stillness. His body is hot and hard, his breath warm on my neck. He smells of leather and sweat, sex and sin. Nothing can tear me away.

When you can’t resist the one person who could destroy you…

Sia O’Donnell can’t help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run.

Every beautiful thing Ray “The Predator” touches he knows he’ll eventually destroy. Soft, sweet and innocent, Sia is the light to Ray’s darkness-and completely irresistible. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows he’s going to have to put his dark past behind him to win her body and soul.

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full contact teaser 2ExcerptHis gaze drops to my lips, and I am suddenly and painfully aware of his body pressed tightly against mine, his arms around me, and his heartbeat quickening, as if it’s oblivious to the fact the danger has passed. I’ve never been this close to him, never seen his eyes so dark, never imagined I would feel the power thrumming through his body. Because aren’t predators supposed to kill?

Unspent adrenaline screams through my veins, turning my legs liquid. I ache with a desire I shouldn’t feel. A painful, desperate hunger for a man I should not want—a man whose violent nature both arouses and frightens me.

“Ray…” His name is a whispered plea on my lips.

He threads his hand through my hair, tugging my head back so hard my eyes tear, but I have never felt such pleasure in pain.

“Christ. I’m barely in control as it is.”

A soft moan escapes my lips. I am hot—so hot, I might combust— and before I can stop myself, I rock up, thread my hands through his hair, and touch my lips to his in a gentle kiss.

Ray stiffens and growls, the sound vibrating through my chest. He deepens the kiss, his tongue sliding between my lips to explore every inch of my mouth. My heart speeds to double time, but it is the way he holds me still—one hand tangled in my hair, his other hand firm around my back—that sends a wave of liquid heat through my veins. His lips are firm and demanding, forcing my mouth open as his tongue plunges deeper, stroking me into oblivion. Possessive. Demanding. Unyielding. A Predator’s kiss.

Sliding my hands over his magnificent chest, taut and hard, and then along his broad shoulders, I drink him in with a never-ending thirst. Hot and hungry, my tongue tangles with his, questing, seeking, wanting more as I grind my hips against his thigh in an entirely unchar- acteristic display of need.

My actions inflame him. In one smooth movement, he spins us and backs me into the cold, brick wall. His arm tightens so hard I can barely breathe. And then he ravages my mouth, his tongue questing deep, as if he has lost control and the beast within will settle for nothing less than devouring me.

I have never really, truly been kissed.
Until now.
I feel him with every inch of my skin, every breath I take. My breasts ache for his touch, my clit throbs for his attention, and my heart pounds in warning.

But when I moan into his mouth, he tenses and pulls away. “Condition I’m in now…it’s like after a fight…I got no gentleness in me.”

Bloodlust. The aftereffect of a fight. The edge of control. But I have watched Ray for so long, lusted after him for so many nights, imagined I was the one in the ring pinned to the mat, I do the unthinkable and lean up and nip his lip. Hard.

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Abou the author sarah castilleNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah Castille worked and travelled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies. She writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. Her books include the bestselling “Redemption” fighter romance series, and the dark, gritty Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club romance series.

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~ Claddagh & Chaos by Cayce Poponea Cover Reveal ~

Claddagh & Chaos
Shamrocks & Secrets Series #2
by Cayce Poponea
Publication Date: April 11, 2015
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations

SynopsisShamrocks left us with Patrick posing an intriguing question. What exactly happened during those twenty five years? We know that they got their happily ever after, but how did Patrick and Christi get there? Could love have a shelf life?  

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Cayce Poponea currently resides in Southern Georgia, with her three dogs and wonderful husband. A true romantic at heart, she writes the type of fiction that she loves to read. When she isn’t setting behind her computer screen, creating yet another heart stopping, page turning novel. You can find her enjoying down time with her family.

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