Review: [Frayed] (Connections #4) by Kim Karr

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Title: Frayed (Connections #3)
Author: Kim Karr
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Reviewer: Midian

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Never in a million years did I think I would like Ben’s story more than every body else’s. Never. EVER.
Like, I hated the guy, with a passion, and when I found out he would have his book, I wasn’t looking forward to it.

So we get their story, Ben & Bell, and yeesus, I disliked her so much on this book,
so damn much, she annoyed the living daylights out of me, actually, all Kim Karr heroines piss me off, big time.

I can’t tell I forgive Ben for what he did to Dahlia, I mean, no, just no. But I loved seeing Ben in love again,
dude is so hot *.*

The excecution of an story is extremelly important to me, especially if they are connected, and this is something Karr did beautifully.

Did I mention how much Bell annoyed me? Ok.

Moving on, I also enjoyed the back story for secondary characters, and it made me sad all over again everytime Ben’s mum was mentioned, that woman was golden.
You can tell Ben is a loving, intelligent man, he just made some stupid ass decisions, and let me remind you again, dude is hot.

I would like to read a book or novella about Ben’s nephew, that kid is making me all kinds of curious.

An ARC was received from the publisher via SMIBookClub.

 ABOUT FRAYED

 He didn’t think, he didn’t question—he just acted.

What she wanted, she took—without regard.

It was only one night, but it changed everything.

After losing his fiancée, Ben Covington is unsure he’ll ever love again. But he’s so deeply drawn to Bell Wilde that he’s thrown for a loop. Maybe it’s purely sexual chemistry that’s igniting their spark… or maybe it’s his second chance at love.

Bell Wilde has just gotten her life back on track and may not be up the challenge of Ben Covington coming back into it. However, once the spark is reignited…there’s no stopping it. But even if they both manage to pull together their frayed hearts, a secret from Bell’s past just might shatter them both.

 

 

Release Day Launch & Giveaway: [In Her Wake] by K.A. Tucker

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We are stoked to bring you all the Release Day Launch for K.A. Tucker’s IN HER WAKE! IN HER WAKE is a new adult contemporary romance and a prequel novella in the Ten Tiny Breaths Series, published by Atria Press (an imprint of Simon & Schuster).

 

In Her Wake

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EXCERPT:

That’s how I spot her.

There’s no doubt that it’s her; I’ve memorized her face.

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#SmutBookFridays Review and Giveaway [Vanquish ] (Deliver #2) by Pam Godwin

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Title: Vanquish (Deliver, #2)

Author: Pam Godwin

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Reviewer: Rachel

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Although Vanquish can be read as a standalone I highly recommend that Deliver be read first. It gives the reader a better understanding of who Van is and better appreciation of just how far he comes in Vanquish when you see just how bad he could really be. And he could be very VERY bad. I don’t think I’ve ever done such a complete turnaround on a character from one book to the next. He could easily be considered the villain of the first book, but Pam Godwin managed to offer just the smallest sliver of redemption in him at the end of Deliver that I was intrigued enough to want to read his story. And oh what a story it turned out to be.

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Promotional Event & Giveaway: Favorite Moments in the Ten Tiny Breath series by K.A. Tucker

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Wow, I can’t believe I am here writing my favorite moments for the Ten Tiny Breath series.  It seriously feels like just yesterday that I remember my friend Hootie (from http://globugandhootie.blogspot.com/) reading and loving Ten Tiny Breaths.  I think I bought the book around that same time (this was the indie pre-Atria version).  Of course, buying a book never quite equated to reading immediately for me.  Then in June of 2013, I had the pleasure of sitting with the oh-so-fabulous K.A. Tucker at the first ever Book Bash.  It was my first time at a book signing, and my first time as assistant to an author.  I quickly confessed to K.A. that I hadn’t read any of her books (which then got me the title of the worst assistant ever ;-p) but then I vowed to read it as soon as I could.  Once I read Ten Tiny Breaths I was madly in love with the characters, and the amazing writing.  One Tiny Lie was also out at that time so I devoured that as well.  I felt that I loved that story even more than the first.  Then Four Seconds to Lose came out, and my oh my, Cain stole my heart.  And THEN, K.A did it again with Five Ways to Fall, and Ben quickly took the top spot.  Since this series is a companion series, and each story is set around different main characters I thought I would do a quick favorite moment from each book.  There is always that one scene that will forever be remembered.  So here goes my favorite moments (will try to remain spoiler free):

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Review [Reasonable Doubt] (Volume 1-3) by Whitney Garcia Williams

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Title: Reasonable Doubt (Volume 1-3)

Author: Whitney Garcia Williams

Rating:   1/2

Reviewer: Juewelz

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Sometimes we are in search for “That Book” we all have our preferances of what kinda books we like. Mine in particular I feel are often hard to come by. I like strong alpha males, with assholish attitudes, demanding ways- that are unapologetic for their demeanor because it is who they are. AND most importantly they love their woman HARD. (Pun intended)

A few months back I was introduced to Andrew Hamilton. He had me at “ My cock has an appetite.“ :-)


A little about this series

Reasonable Doubt is a 3 book novella series . In the series we get to know the complicated ,rude and sexy Andrew. He is a lawyer living in NC. He has a hit it and quit it kind of “relationship” with women that he chooses to entertain. He has no friends and other than being sexually harassed by his receptionist he has no friends. This man is a mystery. Until he develops an online BFF relationship with “Alyssa” I LOVED reading these two banter in volume 1. They seriously had some of the best back and forth banter and jokes between each other.

What I loved about this book

ANDREW his mouth, attitude and how he works in the bedroom. All A+ for me! Volume 1 is so addicting. I bought the book when everyone was chatting about it thinking “let me see what the hype was about” Well those first 70 ish pages in volume 1 had me hooked. I read volume 1 multiple times and have many favorite scenes from it that I have highlighted and re read multiple times. Sometimes when you start books you have to wait to get to “the good stuff”. But not with Reasonable Doubt series you will be hooked from page 1.

What I didn’t like as much

Now this is a kind of contradictory of what I did like about the series. As fast paced and climatic as volume 1 was in the series, the book did not end that way. I was literally on a  book high then it flat lined. From page 1 your emotions as a reader will keep going up and up and then things just fall in place. There will be so many “OMG, Continue reading ‘Review [Reasonable Doubt] (Volume 1-3) by Whitney Garcia Williams’

Promotional Post [Beast] (Part 2) by Ella James

This is an erotic fairy tale inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

Yes or no? What will she do? Can Annabelle redeem Beast with her heart intact, or will her time at La Rosa Prison ruin her? Find out who Beast really is in the dark, erotic retelling of Beauty & The Beast.

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“You look nervous,” he says. His hand, still in my hair, turns to my cheek. It’s warm. Smells good. “Come and sit down.”

He takes my hand and leads me to a window seat. A built-in bench, pressed up against a wall of glass. He wraps his hands around my waist and lifts me up. Sits me down up there. My eyes scan the patchy, dirt-strewn yard outside. The way the rain smashes off the ground and into something else. The sky is white. Stark white.

“Just a minute,” he says.

My mind screams as he steps away. He reaches onto some shelves along the wall and grabs an armful of navy blue blankets. Painters’ blankets, I realize as he holds them out for me. He sits them on the bench beside me. Smooths one out. Lifts me up and sits me on it. Then he tucks another one behind me.

“Thank you,” I murmur. Despite the blankets’ tattered appearance, they seem soft enough. There’s no paint on them, and they don’t smell like it. Another one unfolded by his big hands, tucked around me.

“You got wet. Warm up a moment.”

I sit there because my brain is broken and my heart feels puffed up like a balloon.

He climbs up behind me and gently nudges me forward. He leans his torso up against mine, spreads his legs around my butt and thighs. Strong hands begin to knead my shoulders.

“Don’t be nervous here, Angel. I’ll take care of you. Always.”

About Ella James

Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma. Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012. To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.

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(Blood & Roses Series) books 1-4 by Callie Hart

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Title: Blood & Roses Series books 1-4

Author: Callie Hart

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Reviewer: Juewelz

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Sometimes when you read a book all you can say is READ IT. I LOVED IT! READ IT! But I know with the plethora of books out there sometimes just telling someone to read a book isn’t good enough. So I am going to tell you WHY you HAVE to start the DEVIANT series!

A little back story…

Miri originally suggested this series to all of us when she added to her MUST reads for Summer 2014. She told me I would like this book and that Z was really HOT. She mentioned something about “blood play” and a knife.. LOL I added it to my TBR  at this point and snatched book 1 which was FREE (still is today) . But when I saw Author Caisey Quinn basically posting orgasmic facebook status updates about the Blood & Roses series. I knew this was for me!!

A little bit about this series

So yea about that. This is a novella series. Each book is under 165 pages approx. 30-40k words in length.So far there are 4 books out. Book 5 comes out 8/20/14. When I tell you book 1 starts off AMAZING it does. How about starting off with reading a character lose her virginity in one of the most sexiest, mysterious and hottest ways ever! I can’t give it away. But you can read about it in book 1 for FREE. After that introduction scene I was HOOKED!

Blood & Roses series focuses on Sloane she’s a #Boss chick! I love her. She’s one of my favorite female characters. She is a doctor,single and trying to find her missing sister. In her process of trying to find her missing sister she gets mixed up with the wrong crowd and doesn’t even know it. Her dark knight covered in tattoos is stalking in the distance to protect her and his name is Zeth Mayfair!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness just saying his name lol.

Yes ladies Zeth Mayfair he is officially on my book boyfriend list. So many things about him just drive me crazy and wow. But we will get to that a little later. Zeth is the kind of guy once you meet him you will NEVER forget him . Sloane knows she recognizes him from somewhere…

Blood & Roses is filled with both blood and roses lol just like the book says. This book has violence, sex and one sexy alpha male. There are some themes in here that could classify this book/bedroom scenes as “BDSM” but as my man Zeth says.. he is no DOM he just likes what he likes. OMG ladies when he says it in his own words it much more hotter. Zeth plays no games. Some of you may think he’s mean. But for girls like me and Sloane thats exactly what we LIKE! And our girl Sloane dishes it right back to him. Zeth calls her “angry girl” lol.

What I didn’t like about this book…

Just a few things.

Mainly

The fact that this is a novella series ! Ugh I hate this theme in the indie community. Novella’s are good but when you LOVE  the books novellas can be really bad.I want all the books at one time so I can binge read. This wait kills me!

Why this is bad for this series.

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Promotional Post [Beast] (Part 1) by Ella James

This is an erotic fairy tale inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

FROM HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY
At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.

TO A BRUTAL BEAST
Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as BEAST. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.

NOW ONLY SHE CAN SAVE HIM
Annabelle Mitchell’s father is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to her father’s work, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When she catches Beast’s eye, he releases the warden and grabs the daughter. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.

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Review: [Shelter Me] (Second Chance Ranch #1) by Catherine Mann

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Title: Shelter Me (Second Chance Ranch #1)
Author: Catherine Mann
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Reviewer: Midian

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If I had to describe this story in one word, it would be Sweet.
But wait, it was alsoo packed with emotions, and it’s a wonder it didn’t piss me off that much!

Sometimes I found myself being a total bitch, but then I thought of the huge loss the family went through and that took
my bitchiness down a notch lol
Something must be said about Mann’s writing, it’s good, you will find yourself immersed in the story.

At times I didn’t know where the story was going, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.

Go ahead, read it, you’ll like it, I’m sure lol

ABOUT SHELTER ME

Nestled in the sunny fields of Tennessee lies the McDaniel family’s Second Chance Ranch Animal Rescue. Two new arrivals are on their way, but only one is the four-legged kind.

Staff Sergeant Mike Kowalski wants only one thing after he gets home from Iraq: to sleep in a king-sized bed with clean sheets. But first, he has to hand off his fallen commander’s dog, Trooper, to his family without handing off his heart to Sierra…

Sierra McDaniel needs a break. Her family life is crazy, and when she’s not mucking out kennels, she’s slogging through grad school. Sierra certainly doesn’t want another dog, especially one that reminds her of her father. And she definitely doesn’t want to see Mike with that charming smile of his…

But Trooper has a mission of his own. Before too long Mike is moving to the ranch to lend a hand—and hoping for his own second chance with Sierra.

Cover Reveal [Fear of Heights] (Heightsbound #2) by Mara White

 

Title: Fear of Heights (Heightsbound #2))

Author: Mara White

Genre: Erotica

Publication Date: September 16, 2014

 

 

What are you willing to sacrifice for love?

Your family? Your freedom? What about your life?

She’s a wealthy, forty-three-year-old Upper East Sider with a PhD – He’s a twenty-three-year-old Dominican drug dealer from Washington Heights.

Kate Champion always did exactly what was expected of her. She was the perfect wife, the perfect mother – until the day she met Jaylee Inoa.

Their journey travels a path riddled with danger, deceit, scandal and loss – where nothing is as it seems. Yet Kate and Jaylee’s passion for one another remains nearly unstoppable.

Will this daring pair of lovers from two different worlds triumph over circumstance? Can they deny the past in their quest to be together? Or is fear the ultimate navigator – a force more powerful than love?

 

I’m a reader, a writer, and a lover of all things romantic. I’m also a coffee, hot sauce, ink, telenovela and Bikram Yoga enthusiast. I live in New York City with my husband and two children, and I spend a lot of time on the playground.

 

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Author Website: marawhite.com

Author GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7372906.Mara_White

 

 

 

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