Aug 31

Fire Me Up by Rachael Johns

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Fire Me Up by Rachael JohnsFire Me Up by Rachael Johns
Series: Deacons of Bourbon Street #2
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Love to Hate, Motorcycles, Romance
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three-stars
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Travis “Cash” Sinclair values only two things from his days with the Deacons of Bourbon Street: his prized Harley Davidson and the man who gave it to him. But now Priest Lombard is gone, and Cash has inherited the Deacons’ clubhouse—not to mentions its unexpected tenant. She’s exactly the type of woman he tries to avoid: all incense and art, with a sharp tongue that promises trouble. So why does Cash want to push aside those flowing skirts and lose himself between her legs?

Billie Taylor fled a bad marriage to start a new life among the grit and glamour of the French Quarter. She refuses to let another man distract her from her dreams, especially an outlaw biker with nothing to offer except hot sex and an eviction notice. Cash is dangerous, with an untamed streak he tries desperately to conceal. He drives Billie wild, sending her too close to the edge for her own good. And she won’t fall under his spell—or into his bed—without a fight.

 photo synopsisgraphic.pngI adore a good MC romance, especially when the characters are well developed. I was intrigued by this book because it seems like the whole premise of the series is that it is about an MC who broke apart in the aftermath of Katrina and then are brought back together after the death of their old leader. I thought this was an interesting take because these aren’t people who are active in the MC lifestyle, so I thought it would make for an interesting dynamic.

So first things first, I thought the book started a bit abruptly, I’m not sure if it’s because I had missed the events of the first book in the story, but I felt like things moved super fast right from the start. So Travis is back in town because he inherited a but of buildings (along with the three other guys) and Travis basically wants to sell and get the heck out of New Orleans as soon as possible. I think he felt like the disbanding of the MC was kind of like a family abandoning him. While he is there some of the others kind of rope him into figured out if their old Pres. had been murdered or not.

So right off the bat Travis just struck me as a jerk and a bully. I don’t know about you but if my landlord showed up at my apartment and announced he was going to move into my spare room I would have called the cops, not just acquiesced and let him take up shop in my house. So in that moment not only was Travis a jerk to me, but I pretty much decided I didn’t like Billie either. By the end of the book I didn’t mind Travis, the guy is what he is and at least he is kind of upfront about it. But by the end of the book I did not like Billie. She was just too whisy-washy. I mean she let’s Travis walk all over her after basically declaring to herself she wasn’t going to let another man be overly possessive of her. I also felt like whenever her and Travis would get into a fight, Billie would just let things go, I mean things that would have had me steaming mad, like kicking her out of her own place. Also she was just a little bit to hippy dippy for my liking.

I think the book would have done more for me if the characters had a bit more depth to them. Everything happened so quickly with them that it felt like I had whiplash in a couple of places. Also I think the murder subplot line about the original Pres of the MC is suppose to last for the entire series, but the way that it left things open ended that it felt unsatisfying for me. It was a quick read, I did enjoy some parts of it, so if you like MC books, or really alpha guys, then this might be a book you should check out.

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Aug 31

Code of Honor by Missy Johnson

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Code of Honor by Missy JohnsonCode of Honor by Missy Johnson
Series: Spontagio Family #1
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mob, New Adult, Romance
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two-half-stars
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Pietro Gustovi is loyal, polished, and hard as stone, the kind of guy women want and men respect. At twenty-three, he’s survived tragedies that would break men twice his age. And he owes it all to his father’s closest friend, Giovanni Spontagio, who took him in as an orphaned teenager. Pietro would give his life for Giovanni . . . but his heart belongs to Giovanni’s daughter.

Raised in Chicago under the spotlight of power and privilege, Lucy Spontiago feels most alive on stage. Determined to become a prima ballerina, she escapes her father’s protective gaze long enough to audition for the ballet in New York City. Soon, however, Lucy realizes that she is not alone. Pietro is watching her back. And though he’s like a brother to her, Lucy cannot deny the thrill she feels knowing his eyes are on her.

Pietro could never betray his mentor by sleeping with his only child. But Lucy follows her passions, no matter how forbidden. Soon their nights are consumed by explosive, red-hot temptation—a dance that will expose shocking secrets and burn everything else to the ground.

 photo synopsisgraphic.pnglove mafia books, I really have no idea why, I mean little girls don’t dream about meeting your perfect criminal and living happily ever after, but hey I like me a good mafia guy, don’t judge. I really don’t like giving books anything less then three stars because I know what works for me may not work for other people and vice versa. But this book was hard for me to get through, so I can’t help but give it an honest review.

I think my number one issue with the book is pacing. During the first 25% of the book, I kept thinking “when is something going to happen?” I mean pretty much nothing happens for the first part of the book. Let me sum it up for you. Pietro’s parents died and he had to move in Giovanni, who has a daughter Lucia. Flash 8 years forward, Lucia and Pietro are like secretly in love with each other, but Giovanni is over protective and wouldn’t approve so they never say anything about it to each other. Lucia moves to NYC and Pietro follows her to watch her secretly under orders for her father. That’s it. What was funny to me is that the book felt like it was dragging on, but there were also these moments where I felt like this were happening way to fast. Like Pietro and Lucia finally get together, he kisses her and then two seconds later they are having sex and apparently it’s like the best thing ever (even though Lucia is a virgin, so yeah that was totally not believable).

Another big problem for me was Lucia in general. I mean she is a 21 year old woman who basically still needs to ask her father permission to breathe. I think the thing she is most impressed about with herself is that she has been transferring small amount of her fathers money/her trust to a separate bank account that he can’t see. I can’t help but wondering what this heck girl has been doing since high school yeah she’s a dancer, but it seems like all she has been doing is living at her dads house and practicing in the studio he built her. It’s just weird. Also she constantly makes excuses for her dad until one day she arbitrarily decides that she doesn’t care is her dad thinks she is in danger and how dare Pietro want her to be safe. It ends up being like a two day fight. I ended up like completely disliking her by the end of the book, especially the whole ending with Paris (if you read the book you will understand).

I wish I had liked this book. It has all the elements in it to make me like it, it’s just not something I enjoyed. I think the only reason I finished the book is because it was shorter then I expected it to be. I think if you have experience with this author, then you might want to give it a try, but for me it was a no go.
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Aug 30

Master of the Opera Spotlight

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Master of the Opera SpotlightMaster of the Opera by Jeffe Kennedy
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An aria for lost souls

Fresh out of college, Christine Davis is thrilled to begin a summer internship at the prestigious Santa Fe Opera House. But on her first day, she discovers that her dream job has a dark side. Beneath the theater, ghostly music echoes through a sprawling maze of passageways. At first, Christy thinks she’s hearing things. But when a tall masked man steps out of the shadows—and into her arms—she knows he’s not a phantom of her imagination. What she can’t deny is that he is the master of her desire. But when her predecessor—a missing intern—is found dead, Christy wonders if she’s playing with fire…

Today I am hosting a spotlight on Jeffe Kennedy’s serial, Master of the Opera, which is now available from Books-a-Million (if you want to read it as a serial check it out here). I am a huge fan of Jeffe’s work, so if you are thinking about picking up one of her books I highly recommend it. And in the meantime, check out this excerpt for Master of the Opera! Read more »

Aug 29

His Wicked Desire by Dawn Chartier

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His Wicked Desire by Dawn ChartierHis Wicked Desire by Dawn Chartier
Series: Vieux Carre Witch Sister #2
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Fantasy, Friendship, Love to Hate, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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three-stars
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He's found himself a wicked witch...

Brye Morgeaux is a half-witch, half-warlock who always relied on her beauty—especially when it came men. After a run-in with a particularly vicious warlock, Brye's face is left scarred, forcing her to look to who she is on the inside. And what Brye finds is darker than anything she'd imagined...

Then she's handed a terrible ultimatum—join the warlock clan, or watch her family die.

Josh Copeland has known the Morgeaux family for years, and has been waiting for the time when Brye would see him as something—anything—more than a friend. As she battles darkness from within and without, he realizes the woman he loves might just be her own worst, wicked enemy. Now Josh must find a way to show Brye who she really is...before she kills him.
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I have to say I am really glad that I have been splitting my time more evenly between romance and urban fantasy books, I have this bad habit of getting roped into one genre and sticking with it for a long period, but thankfully not anymore. I have always loved urban fantasy, and one of my favorite magical types is the witch, so when I saw a book that revolved around witches I knew I wanted to check it out. This is the second book in the series, and while yes you can read it as a standalone (like I did) I think it would be a lot better if you read the first book first, I felt like I was missing out on some bigger events and some of the relationships between the characters by not having read the first book first.

So first off I am going to start with Brye. When the book starts she is dealing with some serious events that just happened recently (I’m assuming in the first book), she was kidnapped and seriously scarred by the attack. Not just her face is scarred though, she really been emotionally scarred by it all as well. She went from being like the popular beautiful type to being ridiculed by teenagers in a department store and feeling like everything in her life from before the attack just wasn’t worth it anymore. I felt so bad for her, especially in the beginning. I mean she’s clearly dealing with some really heavy things. She struggles with her magic, especially when she realizes she might have influence over people. I think what I liked about Brye is she wants so much to be better, to be good, and as a reader you just can’t help but want good things for her. I also liked watching her develop throughout the book, especially in regards to excepting who she is and being a hybrid Witch/Warlock.

Now for Josh. Oh sweet Josh. I liked him for the most part. It’s clear from the beginning that the two of them clearly have feelings for each other but thanks to some events way in their past they have entered into this kind of antagonistic relationship. I honestly can say I didn’t particularly love Josh in the beginning, he seemed too pushy to me. Especially since he is well aware that Brye is dealing with the aftermath of a very serious attack, it just felt like his attitude towards her was too much. But as the book progressed I started to like the two of them together a lot, plus they had really great chemistry together.

Ultimately I have to say my biggest issue with the book is the pacing. I felt like things moved so fast, like 0 to 60 in under 30 seconds. And it was in all aspects of the book, the relationship building between Josh and Brye, the storyline with Brye and her Warlock stalker/attacker. I mean it all moved so fast that you barely had time to catch your breath, and I think especially in the Warlock storyline it dulled the impact of events because they all happened so quick. But at the end of the day, I did enjoy the book, and I did like the characters. So if you are like me and love yourself some urban fantasy witches, then you should really consider checking out this book.

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About Dawn Chartier

Dawn might occasionally have a gator parked in her front yard there on the bayou, but it's the snakes that really scare the bejeezus out of her. So instead, she tends to hole herself up with a good romance book, chocolate by the pound, or marathon tv viewing of Game of Thrones, Being Human, Hell On Wheels, Arrow, various home renovation shows and Supernatural---oh Dean. *swoons*

Aug 28

Just a Little Kiss by Renita Pizzitola

Blog Tour, loved it, Review 0 ★★★★½

Just a Little Kiss by Renita PizzitolaJust a Little Kiss by Renita Pizzitola
Series: Crush #3
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance, Small Town Romance
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four-half-stars
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Like most of the residents of her dead-end beach town, Felicity Daniels doesn’t know what she wants from her future. Instead of college, she’s waiting tables at the local grille where she’s more likely to run into the guy who was the love of her life—until one decision changed everything. Now as this year’s tourist season kicks in to high gear, Felicity realizes that whatever she wants isn't going to be found here.

Mason Hayes is the quintessential Summer Boy: hot, impulsive, and born without strings attached. While in town helping with the family fishing charter, he plans to have a little fun—and hopefully get over a certain girl. He’s never had a long-term relationship, but when he meets Felicity, he wonders if he’s found the girl who could change that.

With her heart still in repair, Felicity’s happy to have a distraction like Mason, but her best friend thinks he could also be her ticket out of this town. What’s the harm in using him to escape more than just her boredom? After all, he is just a Summer Boy, and they never stick around. But after one kiss, Felicity wonders if only one summer with Mason will ever really be enough.
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I’ve read all three books in this series now, and I have to say I wasn’t super excited about Mason’s story, because I really wasn’t a fan of Mason in the first book with Brinley. But I am so happy that I gave it a go, because Mason has grown so much as a character, that I really loved him in this book. I can honestly say I think this is my favorite book in the series, which is also a surprising thing for me, because I normally fall in love with the first book and then every subsequent book never quite lives up; in this case I think Renita’s writing is just getting better with each book.

So as I mentioned before I wasn’t really a fan of Mason in book one. I mean he just seem like kind of a jerk, well maybe jerk is the wrong word, I mean he’s just so convinced that Brinley is the one for him that he ends up treating the others around him badly. But when this book starts, and he really starts to get to know Felicity, so much of who he used to be has really evolved and he’s really become this great guy, and I think everything that happened with Brinley before really set him up to be ready for a relationship, to be more for Felicity then just a fling. I just really liked him, even though I really kinda didn’t want to like him.

So Felicity was fun to read. I like that she was independent and at the same time really generous with her friends and the people she cares about. She had a bad experience with an ex that had kind of put her in a place mentally where she just doesn’t plan for the future, she only looks at the now and maybe tomorrow on a good day. The thing about Felicity and her ex is that she let him go so that he could pursue his dreams, she wanted the best for him, and made the choice even though it hurt her to lose him, that’s just the kind of girl she is, she wants the best for those around her. She clearly has some commitment issues, so when she starts to look at Mason as more then just a Summer Boy, I don’t think she was prepared for it. Suddenly she finds herself wanting more then just the present, and planning the future of her life is just overwhelming for her. What I loved about her is that she may be uncomfortable with looking to the future, but she talks about it, and she pushes herself to do better.

It also helped that Mason was just so awesome with Felicity. He was so patient, he was so caring, he was just so much more then I thought he would be, and I loved them together. They had this great chemistry together. Also Felicity has this great sense of humor and she banters so fantastically with both Mason and this other character Owen. All in all I just really enjoyed reading the book from beginning to end. I highly recommend this book, and I can’t wait to read more of Renita’s work in the future.
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Aug 28

Keeping What’s His Cover Reveal

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by Jamie Begley
Hide Your Daughters,
The Porter’s are Coming…
KEEPING WHAT’S HIS
Porter Brothers Trilogy #1
Jamie Begley
Releasing Fall 2015
Young Ink Press
The Porter Brother’s were raised to live and die by Three Rules  One, a Porter stands his ground  Two, a Porter leaves no enemy standing Three…
Sutton Creech was a cheat and a liar. Tate Porter had found that out when he was eighteen, and he had no intention of letting her make a fool out of him again. He didn’t care how much pain he saw in her eyes or how old memories tugged at his unforgiving heart until, the night a hidden secret is revealed and everything Tate had believed about their past is shattered, proving he had let the woman he loved get away.
Between trying to protect his family and running their pot growing business, Tate doesn’t have time to play the “Nice Guy”. He’d just have to remember the most important rule his father had given them: A Porter always keeps what’s his.

About Jamie Begley

I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.
Taking after my mother, I've always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.
For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.
Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls. All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.


Aug 27

Delayed Penalty by Sophia Henry

Blog Tour, Liked It, Review 3 ★★★½

Delayed Penalty by Sophia HenryDelayed Penalty by Sophia Henry
Series: Pilots Hockey #1
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance, Sports
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three-half-stars
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She closed her heart long ago. He just wants to open her mind. For fans of Toni Aleo and Sawyer Bennett, the debut of Sophia Henry’s red-hot Detroit Pilots series introduces a hockey team full of complicated men who fight for love.

Auden Berezin is used to losing people: her father, her mother, her first love. Now, just when she believes those childhood wounds are finally healing, she loses something else: the soccer scholarship that was her ticket to college. Scrambling to earn tuition money, she’s relieved to find a gig translating for a Russian minor-league hockey player—until she realizes that he’s the same dangerously sexy jerk who propositioned her at the bar the night before.

Equal parts muscle and scar tissue, Aleksandr Varenkov knows about trauma. Maybe that’s what draws him to Auden. He also lost his family too young, and he channeled the pain into his passions: first hockey, then vodka and women. But all that seems to just melt away the instant he kisses Auden and feels a jolt of desire as sudden and surprising as a hard check on the ice.

After everything she’s been through, Auden can’t bring herself to trust any man, let alone a hot-headed puck jockey with a bad reputation. Aleksandr just hopes she’ll give him a chance—long enough to prove he’s finally met the one who makes him want to change.

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So I don’t think it’s a secret how much I love hockey romances, I don’t know why, but I totally do. And also a little known fact about me, I love me some Russians (although my first love will always be the Irish). So a hockey book that involves a Russian hockey player just sounds like it would be right up my alley. I have to say that I was a little torn about this book, I mean there were some serious plus sides to the novel and there were also some things I didn’t love, but in the end the book was a good read for me, so I went with a “liked it” rating.

So I think I am going to start with the things I liked about the book. I loved the Russian aspect of the book. I don’t know if the author has some Russian culture/language background or if she just did a lot of research, but I have to say I really enjoyed reading about the culture, from the nicknames, to custom ways to greet people, and even learning that black bread is important. I have always loved Russian nicknames, so seeing so many in the book actually made me really happy (Sasha and Pasha being my favorite names). I liked the characters in this book in general, I mean they have good dynamics between each other. Auden is sweet, and maybe too much non-confrontational, but she’s interesting, as are her family dynamics. Sasha, I really liked though, he comes off as such and arrogant jerk, but he’s also very respectful, not just of Auden but also of her grandparents. He’s just deeper then you would think he would be when the story first starts, and I liked that about him. I also really liked the writing style, the author did a good job of drawing me in and making me want to continue with the story even when there was an element I didn’t like in the book.

So now for the things I didn’t like about the book. I have to admit they were mostly things about Auden. Auden is very stuck in her head, I think because she doesn’t really express herself, she ends up not being able to really vocalize things about how she feels, and when does actually vocalize them she doesn’t do it well because she has no idea how to do it. It’s clear she grew up in a very overprotective household (she was raised by her grandparents) and she has a lot of questions about her past and her mother, but it actually got a little bit old for me how clueless she was about guys, like the whole situation with Greg (although I didn’t like him at all, but he serves a purpose). I also tend not to like books where the main character is a virgin, I’m not sure why, I just don’t, it’s a personal preference thing, although I think it was done pretty okay in this book. I just wish I had liked Auden a little bit more, cause I really liked Sasha, so if i had really liked Auden on the same level I think I would have been better for me.

In the end I enjoyed the book. I liked the hockey, I liked the character backstories, I really the writing style, and I loved all the Russian in the book. I would easy say if you like hockey romances you should give this one a go, and I look forward to reading more of this author in the future.
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Aug 26

Treasured by Thursday by Catherine Bybee

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Treasured by Thursday by Catherine BybeeTreasured by Thursday by Catherine Bybee
Series: Weekday Brides #7
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance
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five-stars
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Gabriella Masini: She’s a woman haunted by her past, with the scars to prove it. She believes that fairy tales are for other people. An elite matchmaker at Alliance, she’s great at crunching numbers, but something doesn’t add up with her latest prospective client: a billionaire bad boy with his own secrets. When Gabi refuses to be his temporary wife, Hunter forces her hand with an offer she can’t refuse. But marriage to a man like that could never last…or could it?

Hunter Blackwell: Only his bank account is bigger than his ruthless ability to obtain anything he wants. These days, he has a secret reason to settle down, at least for a while—and he thinks the sensual and sassy Gabi will fit the bill perfectly. But when their marriage of convenience becomes downright dangerous, Hunter must decide how far to take his vow to honor and protect Gabi forever.

 photo synopsisgraphic.pngI can honestly say this book was in no way what I was expecting it to be. I am coming in late to this series (I mean this is the last one in the series, and the first book I’ve read from it), and I can honestly say I wish I had found this series earlier. So when I read the synopsis for this book, I was intrigued, I mean I like the temporary wife/fake marriage storyline, add a little blackmail to it and I’m intrigued. So I went into this book thinking it was going to be a reluctant wife, a husband who need a wife only for convenience and they would slowly fall in love and get their happily ever after. I mean the cover just looks so innocent and sweet, I was expecting sugar, and instead I got suspense, danger, some funny one liners, passion, and characters who were not at all what they seemed to be. Can’t even begin to say how happy I am with the way this book turned out.

So I know I normally start with the heroine, but today I’m gonna start with our hero instead, Hunter. I will fully admit he comes off as very arrogant, and at the beginning of the book I thought to myself, “I’m gonna hate this dude,” I fully expected myself to come out on the other side of this book having enjoyed my read, but not loving it. There is so much more to Hunter then meets the eye. Yes he is a billionaire, and with that much money he sometimes almost treats it like in the abstract (like when he and Gabi are negotiating the contract), but I really thought he would be more the shrewd businessman type, unwilling to yield to anyone and just a jerk. Turns out, he listens to Gabi, cares about people other then himself, and while he is firm in his beliefs he is also able to step out of his comfort zone. By the end of the book I loved this guy, he’s the perfect guy for Gabi, and just way more then I was expecting.

So on to Gabi. She is more than a little bit reserved, she has a past that anyone would find hard to deal with, and so its understandable that she has some trust issues. But even with everything she is strong, and strong willed. At the very beginning of the book she was hard to read, just like it was hard for Hunter to read her, I found it hard to read her as well. But as she started to open up to Hunter and really to herself in some spots, I really found that I liked her. She’s clearly a kind and giving woman, and with her past I’m totally impressed at how open she was to letting people into her life and really treating them like family.

I loved the chemistry between Gabi and Hunter, and sometimes I thought they were just funny, like how Gabi ends most conversations with Hunter telling him to get hit by a bus and he tells her he will do his best. They are just cute. Yes, they both have secrets, but they just work. I was surprised by the amount of action/drama in the book, but it was fun to read and I think really added to the book. In the end I can without a doubt say that I loved this book and the ending was just what I wanted. I highly recommend this book to anyone who liked contemporary Romance books, and I know I am going to be looking into more books by the author in the future.
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.

Aug 25

Turn of the Moon by L.P. Dover

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Turn of the Moon by L.P. DoverTurn of the Moon by L.P. Dover
Series: Royal Shifters #1
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Genres: Alpha Guy, Fantasy, Paranormal, Revenge, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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three-half-stars
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One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other.

To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt.

As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.

 photo synopsisgraphic.pngI’ve been in the mood for more urban fantasy books lately, which isn’t all that surprising since I used to read them every single day before I started becoming obsessed with the romance genre. I have read L.P. Dover’s work before, and since I love shifters I thought this would be a perfect book to help me out with my urban fantasy craving. I tend to like the male characters in Dover’s books, so I was excited to read the kind of alpha male that she dreamed up for a shifter book.

So our book starts out with Bailey, our lovely heroine, and a rare female alpha. Her parents have promised her to Kade, the Yukon pack alpha who is, well, there is no nice way to say this, but a horrible and seriously unhinged dude. There is never a second in the entire book where I ever believed that Kade has any redeeming qualities at all. So Bailey, I liked her. She’s stands up for herself, she protects others even when it puts her own safety on the line, and I really liked that she questions magic or things she doesn’t quite understand, she never just goes along with what other people tell her. What can I say I like a woman who thinks for herself and doesn’t just buy into any old thing.

No our hero in the book is Ryker, who is very much an alpha, but also kind and giving, basically the complete opposite of Kade. I like that he is honorable and that others are more than willing to stand with him. I like that he is patient with Bailey and never pushes her into doing anything she doesn’t want to do.

So I don’t want to give to much of the story away, so I’m going to try and tell you what I liked and didn’t without going into to much detail. The book has a lot of suspenseful moments in it, which I enjoyed (especially at the end). I also really liked the idea because a royal bloodline and how others want to take advantage of that bloodline. I didn’t like how quickly things progressed in the beginning of the book, I felt like it didn’t give me enough time to really latch on to the characters, but once the story really got moving I got pulled in. I will say that this book does have a lot of hot and heavy scenes, so if you don’t want that in your book then this may not be the book for you. It also has some hard to read scenes between Kade and Bailey, largely because as I mentioned earlier he’s sadistically evil, and does some pretty repulsive stuff, makes him a pretty easy villain. All in all I enjoyed reading this book, so if you like L.P. Dover, or books about wolf shifters, you may want to check out this book.
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About L.P. Dover

USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

Aug 25

Immortal Matchmakers Release Day Blast

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by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
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Immortal Matchmakers Inc 
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IMMORTAL MATCHMAKERS, INC.
Immortal Matchmakers #1
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Released Aug 24th, 2015
BECAUSE…dysfunctional
immortals need love, too.
ANDRUS
Once the most powerful immortal assassin ever to exist, this demigod now spends his days pining for the girl who got away: Helena. Doesn’t help that he’s also Helena’s full-time nanny slash bodyguard. But now that the apocalypse is over and her husband, the vampire general, has returned home for good, it’s time to move on.
But can Andrus let go of the woman he secretly loves?
Cimil, Goddess of the Underworld and owner of Immortal Matchmakers, Inc., knows the solution is finding another gal. The right gal. But getting a woman to date this callous, unrefined, coldhearted warrior will prove to be the biggest challenge of her existence. Good thing they’re in L.A.
When aspiring actress Sadie Townsend finds herself one week away from being thrown out on the street, the call from her agent is like a gift from heaven. But when she learns the job is teaching the world’s biggest barbarian how to act like a gentleman, she wonders if she shouldn’t have asked for more money. He’s vulgar, uncaring, and rougher around the edges than a serrated bread knife. He’s also sexy, fierce, and undeniably tormented.
Will Sadie help him overcome his past, or will she find her heart hopelessly trapped by a man determined to self-destruct?
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EXCERPT

She pressed her ear to the door.

Groan.

The sound was deep and throaty, almost like the sound of a man…well, getting off.

He cupped her hands over her mouth. I can’t believe this guy. The clock was ticking and it was really rude to keep someone waiting so he could wank it.

She gave the door another hard knock. “Listen, buddy, if you’re doing anything but dying, you’d better open this door, or I’m leaving. And I’m pretty sure you don’t want that.”

The man groaned again, but this time the sound was so deep and hard, it sent shivers up her spine and down to her nether region. His voice was just so damned sexy.

What? Sadie. What’s wrong with you?

“Oh. Come on, buddy!” Knock. Knock. Knock. “Can’t you do that later?”

She suddenly heard some rustling and then the sound of something large thumping on the floor. The door flew open and a huge man, wearing partially unzipped leather pants, stood panting in the doorway, no underwear, his pants barely holding to his hips and slung low on his muscular torso. She could see a dark patch of hair and the base of his cock, which looked hard as hell, straining against the inside of his pants.

She gulped. The man was hung.

Her eyes moved up over the snug fabric of his black T-shirt, the muscles of his chest and arms stretching it to its limits. She was sure this guy was some sort of weight lifter or martial arts enthusiast. Or the next Thor. Just like Bob had said.

When her eyes finally got to his face, two intense turquoise eyes burned right through her, stopping her breath for several heartbeats until her brain registered the fact that it was the same face who’d visited her the last two evenings in two unwelcome, very erotic dreams.

“So we meet again, meat wench.” His sinful lips flashed a smug little smile. “Why am I not surprised to see you here begging for more?”

About Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

New York Times and USA Today bestselling Romance author, host of the radio talk show, Man Candy, on Radioslot.com.

When San Francisco native Mimi Jean went on an adventure as an exchange student to Mexico City, she never imagined the journey would lead to writing Romance. But one MBA, one sexy husband, and two rowdy kids later, Mimi would trade in corporate life for vampires, deities, and snarky humor. She continues to hope that her books will inspire a leather pants comeback (for men) and that she might make you laugh when you need it most.

She also enjoys interacting with her fans (especially if they’re batshit crazy). You can always find her chatting away on Facebook, Twitter, or saying many naughty words on her show MAN CANDY on Radioslot.com !