Review [FOLLOW, LIKE & BLOCK ] (Social Media, #1 – #3) by JA Huss

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Title: Social Media (Books 1-3)

Author:  JA Huss 

RatingBook 1 Follow 5, Book 2 Like 5 and Book 3 Block 4

Reviewer: Juewelz

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When I saw the teasers and promotion going into this new series it caught my attention. I loved the graphics and I loved the #hashtags. Then I read the description and saw that the pre order was up and it was for .99 cents, Okay Juewelz = SOLD!

A little bit about this series:

Social Media is a novella series about Vaughn and Grace. Vaughn is a celebrity actor and Grace is one of his biggest fans. She literally stalks him on twitter and has been for years. Grace has this whole online twitter community where she’s able to let loose and talk all her fantasies, rants and raves about Vaughn. Very randomly one day fate intervenes and Grace and Vaughn meet! Talk about having your wet dreams come true. Vaughn offers Grace a relationship but it includes a contract.

What I loved about this series:

I have to break this down per novella.

Follow — Ummm EVERYTHING. I really enjoyed how the story starts. I hate reading books that start off with too much back story. I need my interest peaked at page 1 so I dont go looking for another book to get into. Unfortunately since I am a spoiled reader with a HUGE list of options. If a book doesnt hold my attention within say the first 10% I move onto something else. One word that comes to my mind when I think of Grace is “quirky” she is a modern girl. So many times when I was reading the books I thought ,”OMG that’s me!” or that is totally something I would do. I could relate to Grace so much. I loved her inner monologue with herself it helped relate to her and made me as the reader really connect to her which is important to me!

I know I mentioned that social media and in particular Twitter plays a big role in this book. You have to read it to appreciate it. And to be a self proclaimed twitter expert I appreciated it.

We really get a good foundation in LIKE for the characters. Not just Grace and Vaughn but their friends and When I finished LIKE I was literally in book heaven and could not wait for book 2.

Like — Part 1 leaves you hanging and part 2 literally had me on edge at the ending. Things pick right on up in Part 2 . Grace is still debating if she actually wants to do this with Vaughn and she’s learning more and more about him and his contract that she is not sure she wants to deal with. In follow we learn more about Vaughn it was so nice to see that even though he is a sexy ,dom, alpha asshole he has a soft side. This man really loves his family and Continue reading ‘Review [FOLLOW, LIKE & BLOCK ] (Social Media, #1 – #3) by JA Huss’

Review [Falling In] (The Surrender Trilogy #1) by Lydia Michaels

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Title: Falling In (The Surrender Trilogy #1)

Author: Lydia Michaels

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Reviewer: Mags

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 “Death favored the poor”

When I agreed to review this book, I knew that it was the first of three. But you know what’s even better? They’re all available! I don’t have to wait forever and a day to keep reading about Scout, Lucian or Patrick. Because as soon as I finished Falling In, I needed to move on to the next! So make sure you have Breaking Out (#2) and Coming Home (#3) in your e-reader ready to go!

“I think you will have the top floor longer than a week, child. You’re prettier than Bridge”

A little about this book:

Scount has recently started working at Patras Hotel. Lucian is a hotel tycoon and as Scout calls it “bazillionaire, entreprenuer extraordinaire”. She’s lived her live on the streets since the day she was born and he was born into the life of luxury. Their life crossed and all it took was someone to call out sick.

“Scout’s no name for a beautiful w Continue reading ‘Review [Falling In] (The Surrender Trilogy #1) by Lydia Michaels’

Review and Giveaway: [Wilde Forever] (Wilde Women #1) by Suzanne Halliday

 

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Title: Wilde Forever (Wilde Women #1)

Author: Suzanne Halliday

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Reviewer: Midian

 

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Love. That is all I have for this book.

I don’t care however others want to put it; this woman can write. I love the words she uses, I love the scenes she creates, and I love the sexy times she comes up with.

This time we got Jackson Merrill, and that’s pretty much all you need to know lol

 

Something I must add is; we’ve heard about stories like this one before, in fact, they sound a little bit too much like a soap opera, and I HATE those, if I come across a book like that, ever, I skip it or rate it 1 star, because they are boring as all hell.

But in this case, I was pulled into the very end by two things; the writing and Jax Fucking Merrill (heheh).

Notice I have not mentioned Brynn, didn’t you? That’s because I was pissed at her reluctance, I mean, this guy is what my dreams are made off, he only needed a super brain and wear Clark Kent glasses in my opinion.

At the end, we get a part where aa lot of people might be mad at Jax; but I wasn’t, I think he needed that and he needed to heal, because he went through serious shit a lot of people never move on from.

This book was sexy, funny, real, well written, well-paced, overall a great read!

Now I can’t wait for books 2 and 3, because Halliday was kind of an asshole and I spent 3 days plotting in my head what the next books could be about, I even told Ella Fox about it and Continue reading ‘Review and Giveaway: [Wilde Forever] (Wilde Women #1) by Suzanne Halliday’

Review [Afternoon Delight] by Anne Calhoun

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Title: Afternoon Delight

Author: Anne Calhoun

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Reviewer:  Mags

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“We don’t deal in futures”

This was a refreshing read for me. We get bombarded with these books about needy women, guys with asshole tendencies and fast and hard sex. Oh don’t get me wrong, I love me a guy that is a complete jerk but deep down we all know he’s got a soft spot for his girl. And I’m down for some fast and hard sex, too! But it is nice to read something out of the norm.

 

“There aren’t many lines I haven’t heard. Yes, I’d like to come over. I’d like that very much”

A little about this book:

Tim is a Lietenant Paramedic in NYC. His job requires for him to be fast, fast, fast. He also lives his life like this, at a quick pace. Sarah recently moved to Brooklyn from Sanfrancisco. She co-owns a food truck with her friend Trish. Tim has lived in The City all of his life but Sarah is just starting to get to know the concrete jungle.

 

“I play to win, Tim”

What I loved about this book:

I liked that it wasn’t a cliffhanger. I feel that almost every book out there is a series now a days. It was funny, sweet and sexy. I literally laughed out loud. The book wasn’t all about sex (yes, there was sex and I will get to that in a minute). I really liked Sarah and her take charge attiude and her no bullshit take on life. She didn’t waste time and got right to the point. A woman that knows what she wants. Plus, she wasn’t your stick thin, flat tummy with big tits character. She was average height (I consider my 5’4 frame average,lol!) and curvy with a “soft body”. Hey that sounds like me! Okay, maybe not!. Now to the sex: I loved the foreplay, the slowness of it oh and the teasing! And Tim? All I kept picturing was Chris Hemsworth but slightly slimmer. Yum! He didn’t know what hit him. Lastly, make sure you eat before reading this. My goodness, I need to find me some food trucks ASAP, preferably in New York.

 

“You eat like you have sex, full of attention. Slow. Absorbing it all.”

What I didn’t like as much:

I wanted a little more. But don’t we always want more? Not the ending, I think the ending was perfect for this story. I mean more of the meat and potatoes! The book isn’t even 200 pages and if it would have been a little longer, it would have included more of their lives. More of Tim and his life(during and after work) as well as Sarah’s. Maybe more of her and Trish’s friendship? What else besides the food truck did they do? More banter between Tim and his co-workers. But it’s the human nature in us. Always wanting to know more of these characters. And the mention of his height seemed a little repetitive to me.

 

“You know, I really thing I’m going to like it here”

Would I recommend this book?

Absolutely. I enjoyed it from begining to end. I laughed, craved some food truck grub and realized that I’m missing out on a lot by not going to New York!

 

Happy Reading!

-Mags

 

*I have received a review copy of Afternoon Delight in exchange for an honest review at SMIBookclub.com*

 

About Afternoon Delight

Sarah Naylor, food truck co-owner and recent Manhattan transplant, savors each moment of her new job—whether it’s refining the truck’s menu, learning the city, or spending afternoons in bed with the hot paramedic who’s fast becoming her favorite customer.

Tim Cannon spends his days sprinting from one emergency to the next. He eats like he works—at top speed—somewhere along the line he lost his ability to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Hooking up with Sarah is just another way to cope with the stress of his job, until their afternoon trysts coax Tim into enjoying everything he’s avoided. Can Tim learn to balance his job saving lives with the everyday delights that make life worth living? If anyone can teach him, it’s Sarah….

Cover Reveal [Chasing the Tide] by A. Meredith Walters

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Release Date: December16, 2014

Synopsis:

***The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand- a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to over come a past that has come to define you.***

Bully and Victim

Friend and Lover

Past and Future

Ellie McCallum and Flynn Hendrick’s story was as painful as it was devastating. But they were able to find within each other an unlikely yet beautiful love. Despite the obstacles that tried to keep them apart. And together they rose out of the ashes of their tragic history. Now years after their life changing reunion Ellie is back in Wellston, having just graduated from college and ready to start her future with the man who taught her how to love. However, returning to a town that held so much bitterness and anger was the last place she wanted to start over. But for Flynn, who is now an art professor at the community college and firmly rooted in the place that gave them their beginning, she’d do just about anything. Yet it’s difficult building a life when you’ve only just learned how to live. And love, no matter how strong, doesn’t always conquer all. Ellie and Flynn must learn how far they are willing to go to stay together. Or whether the ghosts of the past will consume them both. Because finding a happily ever after is harder than it seems. Particularly when you’re fighting aga Continue reading ‘Cover Reveal [Chasing the Tide] by A. Meredith Walters’

Review: [What If] by Rebecca Donovan

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Title:  What If

Author:  Rebecca Donovan

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Reviewer:  Nic

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I really don’t think I have ever been nervous about writing a review for a book before…not until NOW.  What If is…well, I just feel like I seriously don’t know what I can say about this book and depending on how much I say it could spoil the story.  And I SO don’t want to do that.  Maybe I can just say that it was a life experience, or a life (or lives) experienced through the words of Rebecca Donovan.  This best selling author has done an amazing job yet again.

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Review [Pierced] (Lucian & Lia #1) by Sydney Landon

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Book Title: Pierced (Lucian & Lia #1)
Author: Sydney Landon
Rating: 1/2
Reviewer: Jenn

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I am a huge fan of the Danvers series by Sydney Landon so when I saw Pierced I just had to read it! Pierced is nothing like the Danvers books but I absolutely loved it and was hooked immediately!

Lucian Quinn is the definition of success; at 29 he’s created an amazing software company, has money, smoking hot looks, beautiful cars…you get the picture. But, he stays away from any serious relationship; never letting anyone get too close to him. His past has shown him the damage that can be caused by loving someone.

Lia Adams is a college student just trying to make ends meet and graduate. She ran away from a horribly abusive mother and step father to attend school and will do what she has to to make it through. Lia works as a date night escort; she is paid to accompany someone to functions, dinners…basically be arm candy. There’s nothing dirty about her job and absolutely no sex involved. One night she is hired by Luc to attend a dinner with him and so begins their amazing story.

I loved these two together from the moment they met. It was so cute and funny seeing Lia and Luc interact and I was hooked. But, thes Continue reading ‘Review [Pierced] (Lucian & Lia #1) by Sydney Landon’

Review: [Screwdrivered] (Cocktail #3) by Alice Clayton

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Title: Screwdrivered (Cocktail #3)

Author: Alice Clayton

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Reviewer: Midian

 

 

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I like Alice Clayton,  that’s a known fact; what I don’t like is the fact that lately, I’ve found her books are lacking something, and for the life of me, I can’t tell what it is.

Since we got Rusty Nailed (a book that annoyed me, big time, still, I laughed), I wanted to know more about Vivian (yes, I rather call her that), because I thought she was cool, and she is, but I was disappointed.

I was disappointed because Vivian also annoyed the hell out of me with her fixation with the half fly Hank, a guy you can tell since the beginning is not into her and is stupid as fuck, he’s muscle, and that’s about it.

I was also disappointed because she had a great thing right in front of her and she doesn’t realize it until the very end of the book, but if she realized that   at the beginning, we wouldn’t have a book to read, would we?

Something I loved, besides Clark, was every time she did something or something happened and she would go like “Aw Yeah…”; that shit is so me lol.

As to Clark, he was perfect, in all his “annoying” glory, he was something kind of perfect, but maybe is because I’m into that type of guy. I mean, look at him.

I felt the end was too damn rushed, and I asked a fellow reader about this, just to make sure it wasn’t just me, and yes, she agreed, and it’s because we didn’t get Vivian/Clark time, not in my opinio Continue reading ‘Review: [Screwdrivered] (Cocktail #3) by Alice Clayton’

Cover Reveal: [Torture To Her Soul] (Monster in His Eyes #2) by J. M. Darhower

You guys, I can’t freaking wait for this book to come out! In fact, when it does, I’m dropping everything, every damn responsibility because I will devour this book. For now, here you have the cover reveal!! And look, it’s gawdjess…

 

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ABOUT TORTURE TO HER SOUL

Don’t say it unless you mean it…

 

It’s a simple concept, one I’ve said time and again, but something people don’t seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.

 

Somebody like me.

 

I’m not a good man. I’m not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there’s one I could never harm, one light I couldn’t bring myself to snuff out.

 

 

She thinks I’m a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I’m not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I’m not the most dangerous one out there.

 

Not even close…

 

God help me, I love her.

 

I do.

 

And God help anyone who tries to take her from me.

TEASER!!

“Guess it’s true what they say.”

            The sound of Karissa’s voice draws my attention. Turning around, I see her standing at the bottom of the steps, eyes trained past me at the front door. Early morning sunshine bathes the area around it in a soft orange glow, making the brand new locks lining the door shine brightly. I spent all night fortifying the house, doing everything in my power to make the place secure.

            “And what, exactly, do they say?”

            Karissa’s eyes shift from the door to meet mine. Her hair is a mess, her pajamas disheveled. She clearly just woke up from sleeping hard, lost in tranquility, while I spent the past few hours drowning in paranoia. Every time the house creaked, I damn near clawed my way out of my own skin.

            “History repeats itself,” she says, “first as a tragedy, second as a farce.”

            Karl Marx. I recognize the quote.

            Daniel Santino must’ve taught it to her.

            Huh.

            I wave toward the front door. “Something about this is funny to you?”

            “Not really funny,” she says, slowly stepping closer. “It’s sort of curious, though, that I spent my entire life trapped behind locked doors and here it is, happening to me again. I always knew something was going on when my mother started buying extra locks and nailing down windows. It’s just a bit of déjà vu seeing you doing the same thing.”

            Hesitating, I reach into my pocket and fish out a set of keys. I toss them to her without warning, and they hit the wooden floor by her feet with a clang. Bending down, she picks them up, eyeing me curiously.

            “You’re not trapped here, Karissa.”

            Her fist closes around the keys, her gaze burning through me as she arches an eyebrow, silent for a moment before asking, “Aren’t I?”

            “No, you’re not,” I say. “You can leave the house whenever you want.”

            “Can I?”

            “Of course,” I say. “Doesn’t mean I won’t follow you, though.”

 

About the Author:

 

J.M. Darhower is the USA Today bestselling author of books about the hottest hit men and the women who find some hope in them. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t writing (or fangirling) she’s usually ranting about those things. Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually always find her there.

 

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmdarhower

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JM-Darhower/187907981297867?skip_nax_wizard=true

Website: http://www.jmdarhower.com/

Cover Reveal: [Finding You] by Elizabeth Lee

We are so excited to share the cover for Finding You, from Elizabeth Lee, along with an excerpt. Take a look at the cover and excerpt, and
be sure to let us know what you think!

Title: Finding You

Author: Elizabeth Lee

Age Group: NA

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Scheduled to Release: October 7, 2013

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Being the wild child has worked for Mallory Vandaveer for most of her life. She’s the good time girl, up for anything–and everyone in her small town knows it. But when her sister came home after years of being away, long hidden secrets came out.

Turns out, Mallory isn’t who she thought she was. And now everything starts to feel like a lie. In order to figure out who she is she’ll have to set out on a journey to find the one man who holds the answers.

Everett Boone is in hiding. Hiding from his past and the press and the demands of a career he put on hold after tragedy struck. When a young woman with secrets of her own blows into town and rents the apartment next to his, he’ll have to face the past he was trying to escape in order to understand his feelings for her.

They’ll both have to dig deep inside themselves to discover whether or not they’re capable of being enough for one another.  Finding the person you’re meant to love isn’t the problem. Sometimes the hardest person to find is yourself.

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