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~ REVIEW: Lace & More by Tanya Kelly ~

indexSynopsisWhen Lacey Fulton wakes up to find a young, mouth-watering hunk in her bed, she thinks she’s died and gone to heaven. While the sexy, carefree, playful and much younger bartender meets none of the requirements on her Mr. Right checklist, Lacey figures he could be her Mr. Right Now. Reilly Callaghan wants Lacey in his bed and not just for a short time. He will stop at nothing to have her, including exploring all of Lacey’s X-rated fantasies. From the bed to the shower and every room in between, the normally shy and self-conscious Lacey transforms into a bold, confident woman. Now Reilly must convince her that he is Mr. Right and to forget her damn list. When things go from casual to complicated, Lacey must decide whether to play it safe or take a chance. Can she let go of her past and find happiness with Reilly?

** A Siren Erotic Romance

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christie review 4 stars

If you are looking for something a little different, then give Lace & More a try! It’s a sweet, sexy May-December romance. Nice, somewhat conservative, Lacey wakes up next to an incredibly, hot stranger one morning after a night out with her friend. Instead of enjoying the moment, she tries to escape the situation as quickly as possible for several reasons, but the most important is that she is 11 years older than him. She has a list of what her ideal man is…older and somewhat settled into his life. The sexy stranger, Reilly, doesn’t fit with her idea of the man she is looking for. But, she is more attracted to him than she ever has been to anyone in her life. Reilly is intrigued by her too. Thus, one heck of a hot “friends with benefits” relationship starts. As time passes, Reilly wants more from Lacey, but her hangup about their age difference and her past threatens to kill a relationship that could last her a lifetime.

This was an erotic romance, so I was well aware that there would be lots of sex, but I had no idea of how much! Granted, I love my romance with some spice, but I kept thinking is this all there is to this book…just sex with no substance. Before you think I am being overly critical, I’m not….because Tanya Kelly blew my socks off! It was sheer genius in how she developed the story. You see, as things unfolded, my feelings of this is being about sex was exactly how Reilly was feeling. I felt all of his frustrations with Lacey. He felt like all she wanted him for was sex; she saw him as an object and not a person. But, with each layer of Lacey that was peeled away, and Reilly saw her differently, so did I. Frustration gave way to empathy and understanding of why Lace was acting the way she was. Once those layers of Lacey were peeled back, a beautiful love story was revealed. In addition to great sex and a great romance, stereotypes about men and women were blown away. Not all young, sexy men are arrogant jerks, and women who are older are beautiful…not just the 20 somethings we see in a lot of books.

Lace and More was a fantastic, sexy romance! There were some editing issues, but nothing too terrible. It was nice seeing a heroine who wasn’t in her 20’s, but a woman approaching 40 who was beautiful both inside and out. Just because a woman is older doesn’t mean she isn’t in her prime! Rock on, Lacey! Thanks, Tanya, for showing us that women of any age can be beautiful and desired!

**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**

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~ Metamorphosis (Siren Songs #1) by Stephie Walls Sales Blitz + Giveaway ~

 

 

Title: Metamorphosis
Series: Siren Songs #1
 Author: Stephie Walls
 Release Date: September 30, 2014

 

Synopsis

Cameron Pierce is an overachiever—CEO
of Regional Bank, force to be reckoned with in the Boardroom, and beautiful to boot. At 24, an earth-shattering event set her life goals. But is she fulfilled? Idolized by those around her she’s—kind, forceful, intelligent, driven, and successful. Cam is surrounded by close friends and consumed by her career.
At first glance, Dax Cooper appears to be a playboy—carefree, cocky, arrogant, and devoid of intelligent thought but sexy with a face and a body that drive women crazy. Cameron believes in this façade when he continually manages to walk right past her gatekeeper with constant interruptions. He is everything she doesn’t like in a male. Unlike Cam, Dax has walked away from a talent and a life that had been his passion in exchange for family and friends. Unmotivated by money and a career, he too is embarking on change.

Tragedy strikes Cameron for the second time in her life. Attacked by a stranger, in an instant, her life, her psyche, and the essence of her being appear to be permanently scarred at best. If she survives the physical injuries, will she survive the mental trauma?

Metamorphosis is the story of a woman’s struggle to regain her confidence and repair her shattered life following a random, brutal attack. With the help of the man she had pushed away, she chooses the path that she will follow for the rest of her life. She undergoes a metamorphosis—not by choice but by the will to survive.

**Warning: This book contains sexual content (and a violent sexual scene) and language that is not appropriate for audiences under eighteen years of age.

This is a stand alone novel with no cliff hanger. The characters will continue throughout the series but each book can be read independently of each other.

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 Abou the author

I have a serious addiction to anything Coach and would live on Starbucks if I could get away with it. If you follow me on Facebook you’ll also find that I’m slightly enamored with Charlie Hunnam. I’m also a tad obsessed with tattoos and have thirteen scattered on my canvas. I’m an avid reader (literary whore to be more precise) averaging around 300 novels a year and wish I had time to read more.

I currently work full-time in the Greenville area and fill my “extra” time (haha) with
reading anything I can get my hands on and writing contemporary romance novels with a hint of erotica. This has been a dream of mine for years and I couldn’t have done it without the support of my husband and BFF Tracy who both pushed me to keep going when I didn’t have the confidence or the patience.

 

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~ Kane (Slater Brothers #3) by L.A. Casey Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway ~

 

Kane BT BannerTitle: Kane
Series: Slater Brothers (#3)
Author: L.A. Casey
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, Romantic Comedy

Kane-eBookSynopsis

Aideen Collins is a free spirit. She is outspoken and tough as nails, but she has to be after growing up in a house full of men. Family means everything to Aideen. Her family consists of her four brothers, her father, and her group of wild friends. Aideen is protective of her family, there is not a lot she wouldn’t do to keep them safe.

Kane Slater is a tortured soul. Literally. He is misunderstood by people, even feared by them thanks to the scars that mar his face and body. He relishes in their fear because people who fear you, won’t want to know you. He likes his circle limited to his brothers and their girlfriends, but a thorn from an Irish rose is dug deep into Kane’s side, and her name is Aideen Collins.

Aideen and Kane don’t get along… at all. Aideen is the only woman who stands up to Kane and throws his bullshit back at him without fear of hurting him. Kane is the only man who can see right through Aideen’s tough exterior. He knows her deepest, and darkest secrets. They can’t stand each other, but they want each other. Badly. They hide their need behind arguments, and banter, but when Kane drops his guard for all to see, and succumbs to an illness within his body, it’s Aideen who steps up to the plate to take care of him.

An illness is the least of their worries when a devil from Kane’s past comes back to play with him. Everybody in Kane’s life is threatened, and with his body fighting against him, he doesn’t know if the luck of the Irish is enough to keep his family safe and his demons at bay.

Kane needs Aideen, and what Kane needs, Kane takes.

“Hey,” Kane murmured, “what’s that face for?”“I don’t like how she looked at you,” I replied lowly to him.

“What way did she look at me?” he asked.

I set my jaw. “Like she was frightened.”

Kane sighed, “I get that a lot, darling. I don’t blame her though—I do look scary.”

Hearing him say that made me really mad.

“No. You. Don’t,” I hissed. “You look perfectly fuckin’ fine, and fuck anyone who thinks differently.”

Kane grabbed hold of my arm and brought us to a stop. He rounded on me and looked down at my face. “Babydoll.”

I shook my head. “I’m fine. I… I just don’t like people thinkin’ you’re somethin’ to fear. You aren’t. They don’t know you like I do.”

Kane smiled at me. “Have I ever told you how amazing you are?”

I flushed. “No, but it’d be nice to hear it often.”

michele review 3 and a half starsThis is seriously one of the hardest reviews I’ve ever had to write. Really I just want to tell you all about this book because it was simply AMAZING, but I know that will ruin it for you. Then I try to find a way to make my review appealing so that it makes you read the book, yet I find myself just not able to get the review just right. So I’m just going to wing it and hopefully you’ll pick up this book (or even this series), because if you haven’t read it yet, you’re missing out on the amazing life of the Slater Brothers.

Aideen and Kane are perfect for each other. They’re both hard headed and loyal to those that they love. However, when a few surprises are thrown their way, you start to see the “hate” that they have for each other start to shift to something better.

While they are finally starting to break down barriers and let the other one in, you finally get to know Kane a little better too, and what you find is heartbreaking. What he had to go through, and what he had to do, it makes you want to protect him from all the bad things in the world. When Aideen finds out the truth about Kane’s past, she does everything that she can to prove to him that he isn’t the monster he seems to see in the mirror. He’s a beautiful man that is worth loving and she’s going to be the woman to show him that love.

But the past that Kane tries so hard for forget, comes back and tries to destroy everything that makes Kane happy. The things that have showed him how to love and have made him see that he really wasn’t a monster, just someone trying to take care of his family.

Will his past succeed and ruin everything and destroy the man he’s become? Or will Kane be able to save the family he’s destined to have before the past takes them from him?

This series just gets better and better with each book that I read. Every time I pick up one of L.A. Casey’s books, I’m sucked into the life of the Slater brothers, and I never want to leave. Her words are like magic! I would highly recommend reading this entire series so that you can fall in love with these characters just like I have!

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Slater Bros Series

Dominic

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Bronagh

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Alec

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Keela

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Abou the author

 

LA Casey

L.A. Casey was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She is a twenty-three year old stay at home mother to a two year old German Shepherd named Storm and of course, her five year old – going on thirty – beautiful little hellion/angel depending on the hour of the day. She is the author of the Amazon Bestselling book series, Slater Brothers.

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~ Take Me to Church by Fallen Kittie Book Blitz + Giveaway ~








TITLE: Take Me to Church

AUTHOR: Fallen Kittie

GENRE: Erotica, BDSM, New Adult

PUBLISHER: Fallen Kittie

RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2015


Synopsis
Clark White plays by the rules. Heading his
empire, life revolves around rules and routine. Everyone knows Clark White as
the white knight, a polished professional who shoulders any onus and honors his
promises. Calm, cool, collected, and the perfect gentleman: his tailored suits
don’t hurt either. Calling him classy would be an understatement.

His former stepsister, Vera, calls him many
things. ‘Classy’ isn’t one of them. She could call him generous since he
doesn’t think twice about paying her tuition when she turns up, short on cash.

She calls him pathetic instead.

Beneath her feet, she hurls Clark to new heights
of pleasure as she makes him her submissive. As a Mistress studying to become a
priest, she shocks in more ways than one. Between bouts of biblical insight and
agonizing intimacies, she claws into Clark’s conscience until he obliges her.

Clark ponders the profound passion he finds in
his Mistress, who paddles and cuffs his ecstasy and revelation. Entranced in a
new world of BDSM, his Mistress affords him bliss in bondage. For once, his
world turns beyond rules and respectability politics. Everything revolves
around his Mistress.

Until the sting of submission steers him to look
inside himself.



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AUTHOR BIO:

Fallen Kittie is a freelance writer and
sociologist currently studying existentialism and supernatural folklore. Midway
into her academic career, she discovered writing was her escape from the
miscellaneous monotonies of her syllabi. As she continues writing, she
cultivates a preference for erotica over the emptiness of the empirical.
(author photo credit: de Gier Photography) 

 
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