Friday, May 31, 2013

The Edge of Darkness by Melissa Andrea

First thoughts of Ryland he's sweet, "no noticeable damage done," he confirmed, standing up, and taking the sunlight with him. "However, we did make one hell of a mess with your... stuff." He swore, obviously observing the destruction. "I'm really sorry." He's a playful type of guy, "then it was my naked chest, right?" Araya that girl needs to give herself more credit, "I didn't expect you to give me a second thought. Most people don't." Actually she needs some self confidence, I know she's been through some rough stuff but a little confidence goes a long ways. "Ryland he's the type of guy whose protective of his woman even though he won't admit that she really is his woman, "I wanted to. Just like I wanted to break Lee's arm if he reached out and touched you one more time. I didn't like seeing his hands on you." He also gets upset when something comes between him and Araya, "did they think they could just ship you off and I would just roll over and let them keep you form me? J.D's got a lot of nerve. He's always playing one step ahead of everyone. I should have seen this coming. I never should have left you there by yourself." These two are perfect for each other in so many ways, now if all the mean people that are stopping them (coughJ.D.NinaandCarlcough) would just jump off a cliff and die we'd be honky dory. 

Red, White, and Sensual by Bec Botefuhr

Marcus is just all sorts of male, "call me Marcus, unless of course we're out of these doors, then you can call me sir." Marcus seems very protective of Sierra, "well, I'll take it from here, meet me inside and we'll continue the meeting." Marcus can also be a damn a**, "you will think about you actions and rectify them before the next time I need you to accompany me somewhere. Petty relationship issues are not my problem, there are many people that would love this job, Sierra. Remember that." Oh good lord Sierra is a feisty little thing, "oh gee, I wonder why? It couldn't be that you basically finger effed me at the table and then your fiance' walked in and you kissed her right in front of me as though I was no more that a pathetic toy. Don't play with me Marcus, I'm here to work and I let you get the better of me when I knew I should have stayed away. It won't be happening again. I won't be the girl you eff for something to do, then go back to your fiance' each night and eff her too. You can just..." Marcus can be so considerate, "you want me to eff you baby, all you had to do was ask." Of course there was a cliffhanger but this one I really didn't think it was that bad. 

Obsession by Jennifer Armentrout

Two reasons why I had to read this book, one, the cover of course and two it's Jennifer who doesn't love Jennifer? Oh Hunter I knew I was gonna love you, perhaps even more then Daemon, "and here's another impolite thing for you." I leaned my head against the wall, eyeing the plane on the tarmac. "I don't give a eff." Serena is a feisty thing, "I saw my friend get blown up in her car!" My voice caught. I cleared my throat, by my eyes still burned. "So, yes, that was pretty damn traumatic, but it doesn't change what I saw." Hunter yep, really liking him more than Daemon, of course it might be because I haven't been able to get inside Daemon's head like we get to be inside Hunter's in this book, "effing humans and their overpopulated, congested, and noisy cities fell into the top ten things that pissed me off." Hunter is such a cocky little s***, "there are a lot of things I can do. I'm more than willing to give a detailed breakdown of them, or I'd gladly show you." Good grief Hunter is seriously an unfiltered boy, "nah, what I really needed was to eff Serena senseless and then take my true form for a few hours." He's such a romantic, "I can promise you that sex with me won't be long, soft pets or whispered words. I like it rough and raw, but your pleasure will always come first. Every single time." Hunter can be so nonchalant when he wants to be, "he shrugged. "I think you need help bathing, and I'm in a generous mood." I'm sure you are Hunter. I really did love this book the best part was NO CLIFFHANGER!!! YAY!

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: The Edge of Darkness by Melissa Andrea

After a tragic accident, Araya Noelle is left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.

Instead of dwelling over her loss, she plays the hand she's been dealt without complaint. In a world as black as hers, there's no room for bitterness, no time for regret. Sheltered from the outside world, Araya has become suffocated by a life she has no control over. Until Ryland Dare comes crashing into her life.

You don’t know true darkness until you've felt the light…
Like a firecracker, showering her with colorful sparks of freedom, Ryland quickly sweeps Araya away from her dark existence. For the first time since the accident, living in darkness is no longer something Araya wants to do willingly. Unleashed by the shadows of her reminder, being with Ryland, Araya touches light. Together they will learn what it’s like to be alive for the first time.

At the edge of darkness, a ray of light, will dare them both to live.
Melissa started reading in high school when she found her mom's romance book collection and has been hooked on books every since. She became a complete book-a-holic, starting her own collection and improving her reading skills. Most of the time she could finish a book walking around the store, while her mom shopped.

She wrote her first short story in high school for a competition in her writing class. It was a child's book called 'Arnold' - it was about an ant who believed he could do anything. Oh by the way, she won!

She has written many stories since then, but this will be her first YA paranormal/fantasy and the first book she will have published.

She lived in Mesa, Arizona with her husband of six years, and her 3 beautiful daughters. They are her biggest fans and they inspire her everyday. She enjoys spending time with her family, weekend dates with her mom & taking vacations. Hawaii anyone??


I brushed my lips across her neck again and watched as the world around us, spun. Her fingers twisted in my shirt and she pulled my  body closer. I didnt expect you Araya.  I rasped against her ear and my fingers tangled in her hair, bringing her lips up to mine. Her breath was warm and sweet against my lips and I wanted to taste her so bad it hurt.

BLOG TOUR REVIEW/EXCERPT/GIVEAWAY: Darkness Before Dawn by Claire Contreras

After the cliffhanger in 'There is No Light in Darkness' I was anxiously waiting to get my hands on this bookie, and it did not disappoint me. We see a whole different side of Cole, which is actually quite a good thing, he's no longer the playboy but the worried boyfriend going bonkers not knowing where his woman is, "do you think this is a effing game? My effing girlfriend has been missing for almost a month. The cops won't even look for her anymore. I have no help, I'm about to meet my effing long lost effing parents because I'm that effing desperate. So I'll ask you again, what the eff do you know?" He really does love his woman he'd do absolutely anything for her, "I know, baby. Now let me go dress like a bum." He's still as verbal about what he wants, "are you going to let me eff you or you're just going to do it all on your own standing from there?" I love the side of Blake when she's with Cole she's more carefree and her worried just go bye-bye, "hi baby, thank you for the pizza and for always smelling so good. I missed you and I love you." I'm so glad this book didn't have a cliffhanger, honestly if it did I don't think I could handle it. 

Her eyes glisten and more tears fall freely, but the grip on my heart loosens knowing that these aren’t tears of sadness. I lower my head and kiss her eyes before trailing down her face, consuming her salty tears and leaving loving soft kisses in their wake. When I reach her soft pouty lips, I lick the bottom one slowly before sucking it into my mouth and letting out a low moan at the feel and taste of it. My hands trail down over the swells of her breasts and continue to the hem of her shirt before I slowly inch it up and place my hands on her tiny waist. She leans into my touch, giving me permission to continue, and I inch my fingers slowly to her breasts, tucking them under her bra and kneading at them gently. She sighs against my mouth and our tongues dance sensually against one another before I pull her shirt over her head and bury my face in her neck, sucking it as I unsnap her bra. When I draw my head back from her, she clutches my dress shirt and pulls me towards her, giving me a sensual kiss as she begins to slowly undress me. She lets my dress shirt fall below us and pulls my undershirt over my head, tossing it to the side before turning her attention to my belt. The tips of her hand tuck into my boxers and she pulls everything down to my feet assisting me in stepping out of them. While I shake off one of my pant legs, she unexpectedly squeezes me, making me hiss out a breath and my heart speed up. My dick twitches when she starts to lower herself on to her knees, looking up at me through her sexy hooded eyes. When I feel her tongue circle the tip of it, I put my hands on her head and throw my head back with a moan. I begin to draw slow circles on her scalp as she takes me in deeper. Her whimper resonates through my body and causes me to clutch on to her hair.

“Blake,” I breathe. “You need to...oh...fuuuuck. You. Shit.” I can’t form words to let her know that I’m going to come in her mouth if she doesn’t stop soon. Instead, I channel every ounce of power in my body to push her shoulders back slightly. She pouts when my dick falls away from her mouth and looks up at me licking those luscious lips of hers. The way she licks and bites her bottom lip always drives me to the edge. I pick her up quickly, making her squeal and laugh in surprise before I toss her on our bed.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ/EXCERPT: Breathe Me by Alexia Purdy

Sometimes the one who broke your heart, needs the most saving.

Piper Sandervale never thought she’d see Sasha Koval ever again. Not since he took her heart, ripped it out and obliterated it from existence. Now, six years have passed and she has run into him once more at the local fairgrounds in Las Vegas. He desperately wants another chance, and he’d do anything to get her back. She’s willing to give him a taste of his own medicine, if this is her chance for payback. But, will she find herself way in over her head? 

Something has changed with Sasha and Piper struggles to justify the worth of past hurts to continue her quest for atonement.

Who needs saving now?
Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

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My heart sped up thinking of the nights we’d spent together. Alone with him, I’d been in heaven, utterly lost to the world. Loving the way his fingertips had softly slid down my skin and sent goose bumps flaring throughout my body, it was searing and his scent, intoxicating. How do you get over someone like that? Especially after the day he turned me into a shadow in his midst, left in the cold, alone. It was no different than throwing me under the bus. At the time, it had left me empty, a hollowed mess that I had been left to clear away, bit by painful bit.
But I wasn’t eighteen anymore and definitely not that fragile, na├»ve and trusting girl I’d once been.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Grishma by Kelly Anne Blount

The first thing I thought about Ryder, the boy is a looker, but he's not very subtle in the ladies department, "you know, I could stay in here if you want. I mean - not like with you, but like next to you, or not. I mean, whatever, it's up to you." Gotta work on your lady skills my man. Ryder's thoughts are also entertaining loved being inside that head of his, "the only girl I care about is pretending to be your daughter right now and I'm certainly planning on leaving with her by my side." Of course you are Ryder you keep telling your self that my boy, and maybe one day it'll come true. Now this Algid character didn't really like him much, sketchy fellow really, "my princess! I'm so sorry I abandoned you in your time of need! Grishma drugged me. The last thing I remember is being in the carriage with you." How convenient you little twit! Now the ending I didn't like of course I'm just realizing this is a damn saga which means more than one book, I still wished it would have ended differently because well I did.  

Claiming her Geeks by Eve Langlais

So you know me and pretty covers, I can't help but read them. Oh Deena, girl you and I are gonna get along splendidly, "I won't spend my life with a man who makes me want to rip out his throat because I can't stop yawning." Oh. My. God. Deena has balls and I loved that, "I don't know why you smell so good, but it's making me wet, and you can't deny you feel it too." Good lord she does have balls, "we are going back to my room, where I am going to ride you, my geeky wolf, and wrong you dry." She's also a cocky thing, I'm not sure if I like that with my female characters, "I rocked his world," she replied nonchalantly. "It happens. It doesn't mean it's the mating fever." 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Real by Katy Evans

Wholy s***-balls LOVED this book, Remy you sexy big piece of hunka-hunka burning love I FREAKIN' LOVE YOU!! ALrighty Brooke you girl are something else, "we telepathically communicated, and he says he wants to take me home to be the mother of his sexy babies." Brooke she's a great friend and gives it to ya straight, "Melanie, right now you think McDonald's is hot, and you barfed when you saw supersize me and have banned it ever since. Your breath smells like vodka and quarter pounder." The one thing you have to know about Mr. Remy is that the boy is possessive or protective or both when it comes to Brooke, "for the love of effing god, don't ever, ever, do that again. EVER. If one of them sets a hand on you, I'll effing kill them, and I won't give a rat's eff who watches me!" He does whatever it takes to make it right in Brooke's eyes, "next time I'm on the ring, I'm going to effing win for her, and I want all of you who hurt her tonight to bring her a red rose and tell her it's from me!" Remy I love you and that is all! 

Picture Perfect by Alessandra Thoman

I liked reading this book, it was something I, myself could relate to and not many books have that aspect. I know what Cat's going through, I mean I know that she's not my size but I feel for her and that's why I loved Nate he made her feel special and I mean come on ladies we all want that in life, you know someone that loves us for who we are and not our size, "well, you were beautiful. I mean, you are beautiful. But you were really gorgeous with your clothes off. I mean, you're gorgeous now. I mean...Oh God." Nate is also so courteous, "where I come from, a guy always pats for the first date." He is also one to get all flustered around Cat, there's not many guys out there that get flustered, "I'm really glad I got to spend some time with you, while you had your clothes on. Not that I mind it when you have your clothes off. I mean...oh s***." Nate is also a looker ladies can't go wrong in that department (winks) "abs. Everywhere. Two gorgeous columns of muscle stacked above his navel. Pecs that begged to be bitten. Preferably while his hands squeezed my a**."  

Private Message by Danielle Torella

Saw the cover I knew I had to read it hellooo!! Look at all those damn tats! Tess that girl is funny, "God I hope it's someone remotely attractive after last week's lesson of trees. Like seriously, trees?" Ben I guess isn't the type of guy you say no to so when Tess does it, it's funny, "wow, she said no? No one has ever turned me down." First time for everything buddy-boy. Ben is a cocky thing as well, "I guess I'll just sit pretty  'til you finish your drawing. And I want to thank you for doing me justice in my boys' department." Oh Ben knows how to put a girl in her place, "you don't get it. I want to take you out. I want to show you my place. I  want to make love to you, NOT eff you. You are more than just a eff or any one-night stand." Ben he is, I just love him, there's no ifs, ands, or buts about it, "don't hide from me, baby. I want to hear you. I want to know that I am the one pleasing you. The first one." Ben is so protective, "if you EVER say anything like that again to or about my GIRLFRIEND, I will be sure that everyone will know what you did to Dan and what kind of dirty bag you are. Do you understand me, Jackie?" 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

Lila is like the best friend Ella could ask for "we should make a Dads Suck Club," she suggest sarcastically. "I'm sure a lot of people would join." Oh Micha I see you haven't changed much and I love you for that, "that's a really nice mental picture you painted there," he growls in a husky voice. "Now I'll have something to help take care of myself later." He's so eager it's cute, "first things first. We're going to go back to the hotel and take care of some much needed business." Micha I'm telling you that boy is so swoon-worthy I'm having issues concentrating, "over you," he says in a low voice. "And the fact that you're sleeping only inches away without a bra on and all I want to do is touch you. It's driving me crazy." Micha is an interesting drunk, "I'm upset because my d*** hasn't gotten any attention for a couple of weeks." Sweet lord Micha you really are something else, "that way if I'm feeling really hot and bothered I can just get you to put your leg over me and you'll let me feel you again. You know, you're kind of naughty when you're in a dark room." Jessica once again did a great job, although not surprising I always fall in love with her bookies!

The Space Between by Victoria H. Smith

Lacey that girl is on fire, "so the way I see it, the only reason you put yourself in a sketchy situation where you have no monetary gain was because you were looking for something other than money; a thrill. A chance to hang out with the thugs and pretend to be one of them." Lacey sees right through Drake at times and it's funny, "I know you're thinking about sex with that look in your eyes, Drake, and I told you: I'm not sleeping with you." Drake is quite the looker, "he really did have a swimmer's body. Long and hard, he was cut in all the right places." Drake and Lacey have a funny relationship and it was always interesting reading about those two:
                   After I got the blankets around him, I kiss him on the forehead.
                   "I have such a good nanny." He grinned. 
                    "And don't you forget it."
He's also a possessive person when it comes to Lacey, "I see you met my nanny." I swept over to her, angling my body around hers." He's so generous, especially when he ruins something or hers, "Are you serious? Lace, I'll buy you some new panties." 

Breathing his Air by Debra Kayn

Rain that sexy beast of a man, "saved you life, I'll touch you when I want to." He doesn't really have any manners, "he cupped himself and adjusted his jeans, grinning, when she blinked rapidly and her cheeks flushed." Tori that girl is just full of surprises and keeps Rain on his toes, "everyone loves cookie dough. I kept some extra for me to eat, and I thought I'd give you some to make up for poking you with my lollipop earlier." He's protected of Tori, "first thing tomorrow, he'd get her a s***load of clothes. He didn't need his men ogling his woman." He's honest and puts Tori in her place, "my woman doesn't sleep on the couch. In the morning, I'm going to take my woman to buy some pretty clothes that'll drive me wild and put a smile on her face, and if you go to bed like a good girl, I'll see about kissing my woman in the morning after I cuddle with her tonight." He really liked to buy her things, "I won't have you arguing about me buying some effing shoes if I want to buy you some effing shoes. Got it?" 

BOOK TRAILER/GIVEAWAY: Demanding Ransom by Megan Squires

Sometimes life takes things away from you. 

In nineteen-year-old Maggie Carson’s case, it’s taken more than its fair share.

Determined to move forward, Maggie embarks on her first year of college, hoping to finally put her past behind her, exactly where it belongs.

But that’s hard to do when the present is just as difficult. And even harder when someone like Ran, the gorgeous paramedic that keeps crossing Maggie’s path, challenges her to face things head on, rather than bury them like she always does.

Ran hasn’t had a perfect life either. But there’s something different about him, and something different about the way he makes Maggie feel. Maybe meeting Ran is life’s little gift for Maggie—a sort of consolation prize for enduring everything she's had to go through.

But things don’t come easy for Maggie. Why should love be the exception? And just when everything starts to settle, it’s all turned on its head once again.

If there is one thing Ran has taught Maggie, it’s that you can’t sit on the sidelines of your own existence. When life takes something that’s yours, you have every right to demand it back.

Only for Maggie, that is easier said than done


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Monday, May 27, 2013

Whiskey State of Mind by Karlene Blakemore-Mowle

God Sawyer you're such a boob, "you used to be so smart...what the hell happened? Open your eyes Whisk, he was giving you a shot at a decent life. You think it was easy for him to leave you there?" Sky bless her heart I love her to death, "he sprang that he was a cop on me. It caught me off guard and I covered him in coffee and snot." God Sawyer your such an a** at times, "at the moment everything about you is my damn business." But he always tells the truth, "I think I better clear up that little misconception right here and now...playin' big brother is the last thing I got in mind when it comes to you darlin'. So don't ever confuse my motives for being brotherly. Got it?" I think Sky is coming to terms with her life and the role Sawyer will have in it, "because for some unknown reason I can't think straight when Sawyer's around." Sawyer can be so sweet, "I don't care who you've slept with in the past...all I'm sayin' is if we keep doin' this, I want to be the only one you're sleeping with now. Works both ways baby. I might be a lot of things but when it comes to women - I'm a one-woman man." he shrugged. "I expect the same in return." 

Broken Promise by Julia Crane and Talia Jager

I loved the first book in the series and I loved this! Rylie that girl, "I was obsessed with Kallan." Me to hun, me to. Kallan has changed but just a little he's still my sweet boy, that I sometimes want to strangle, Rylie I think has made him see his errors or however that saying goes, but he's still just as playful as ever, "this is the men's room, you know. Generally, that means no girls allowed." Rylie we see a different side of her one of jealousy I liked this look on her, "sure looks like you have a lot of girls to choose from," I told him. "Maybe you could pick another." Kallan is learning to actually speak how he feels which in the last book he never really did, "I love you, and I'm not walking away. I've been going crazy since you left." I'd never leave you Kallan why can't you choose me? The jealousy works both ways people Kallan also gets a jealous gene in his body, "I wasn't to thrilled myself. So what? You're not allowed to dance with anyone else? That's pretty lame. I didn't take you for the submissive type." Just as the jealous bone comes it goes and left in it's wake is the playfulness, "have you ever slept with a guy before?" Kallan smirked and patted the bed beside him." I liked the ending it's what I wanted and was hoping for, although I'm not to sure Rylie's story is done so I'm hoping there's going to be a third book. 

Undeclared by Jen Frederick

So when the male lead is a HOT marine man, who MMA fights you know you're gonna have a good time reading the book! Of course Noah does have issues (but name one man who doesn't) "was I supposed to show up at her door with my rucksack and say. 'I'm a effing mess. I can't sleep. I jump at loud noises. I'm likely to strangle your cat if you have one." If you strangled my cat Noah not matter how much I love you I'd effing kill you that cat is my damn world! He's also not a very patient person when it comes to Grace, "I've been waiting for you to call me." Impatience was etched on his face." He can be the perfect gentleman is you allow him to be, "not while I'm around." His previously non-existent southern accent showed up as he drawled the last part. "My momma would be turning over in her grave if I let a woman touch a doorknob." He's also very funny when he lets loose, "is that your kink? I haven't had a girl ever call me Daddy before, but I'm open-minded." Bo, Noah's best friend is a total goof that you can't help but love, "I think you're supposed to take your girlfriend to an erotic film, not your best male friend," Bo commented. "Unless you're trying to tell me something, in which case I have to tell you that I'm flattered, but I play for the other team." Noah can be possessive when it comes to Grace and it's kinda cute, "I wanted to mark her, but I knew I probably shouldn't do that in public." Needless to say I loved the book and I'm ready for Bo's story. 

The Truths about Dating and Mating by Jaycee Delorenzo

Ian is a funny character and is protective when it comes to Ivy, "well, I can't remember the exact words, but I may have mentioned it wasn't illegal to dig a hole in the desert, and I had one dug out for anyone who mistreated you." Ivy is a saucy lil' thing that makes me laugh, "ooh, cheap beer, packed bodies, and more drugs than a Tijuana pharmacy. Where do I sign up?" Ivy is getting the point in her relationship with Ian of where she gets jealous or she was just mad and let him have it either way I enjoyed the feistyness, "no, I don't want you to drive me home. I don't want anything from you." I poked his chest again. Chelsea's driving. You can stay here all night, for all I care, and kiss whoever you want or screw whoever you want, and you won't have to worry about little ole' drunk me. I didn't even want you to come in the first place." Ivy when that girl is pissed she is pissed, "dammit, Ian! You can't just ignore me for a week, and then expect me to roll over and thank God that you've deigned to talk to me. I'm done doing things on your time. Now, get out of my way." 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sarah's Surrender by Lynda Chance

Once I read that John-boy was a 'alpha' that's all I needed to know to read the book. He intrigues me a lot, "Did the good people of Duluth, Texas believe he wasn't already sharing his wealth? Did they think he kept his millions to himself and never supported even the smallest charity? he gave all right, and very generously so." Sarah is quote the character and I fell in love with her instantly, "he was looking down at her as if her gasoline wasn't the only thing he'd like to pump." John likes sex he thinks about it a lot and I find this amusing, "he had only three thoughts banging around his brain. Who the hell was she, where did she live, and how fast he could possibly get her naked and horizontal on a flat surface?" He's also very upfront, "you're not married, I'm not married. So we met at a gas station. How am I supposed to see you again if you leave me now without anything." John is kind of snippy when he's pi****, "are you kidding me, lady? You think you have some kind of right to ask me personal questions?" John is ALL alpha, "I'm not going to share you with anybody. I'm damn sure not going to share you with an ex-fiance'" John is such a possessive man, "you eff with what's mine and you'll live to regret it."  

Broken Promises by Dawn Pendleton

Been wanting to read this bad boy for awhile now! Mallory is a responsible girl, "dad, relax. I settled everything before I drove up. The bank granted me a leave of absence. You know I would never leave without getting things in order." You can tell there's some s*** going down and on between Ms. Mallory and Mr. Luke, "that's right, princess, not all of us get a free ride to college and a job that pays gobs of money and takes up so much of our time that we don't have time to pay a visit to our dying father." Nothing like hitting below the belt Luke but it's okay because she snaps right back up and kicks you while your down, "you thought I knew? You thought so little of me that you believed I would leave my dying father alone for all these years? You thought I was just some spoiled little girl running away from Daddy's cancer? I didn't know, and if I had, I would have stayed. I hope, though, that I would have had the good sense to dump you, even if I hadn't gone to Boston. You're a nothing, just like every generation of deadbeats before you. Get out of this house." I'd say they have some issues but when they're sweet to each it's really cute, "I have never, ever been more turned on or wanted to make love to a woman so badly." He grinned." I liked this book lots of drama, but there were those sweet moments as well.

Melody's Wolf by Mina Carter

This novella was an interesting read, normally they can't keep my attention, but when you have a hot, half-naked man on the cover whose in a band of course I have to read it. Mel's brother is just something else he's funny as hell, "yes, Mel. I mean 'as in sex.' The horizontal tango. Doing the dirty. Knocking boots. Whatever name you want to call it." Aaron he's just all kinds of hot, "his unbuttoned shirt revealed a toned chest and ripped six pack." The way he talks is like sex on two legs, "no, kitten, you shouldn't. My name is Aaron." Mel is also just as blunt as her brother, "you might as well ditch the cover-up. Unless you're shy of course. Dressed like that though, I wouldn't have figured you for the retiring type." He wants kids guys that's so sweet! "kitten, I'm not bothered about getting you pregnant. If you let me, I'd claim you forever and give you as many kids as you wanted." That is the sweetest guys! Even though this book was short it was a fun read! 

Change of Heart by S.E. Edwards

Penelope is a saucy lil' thang, "I appreciate the gesture, but I don't particularly like being called 'my girl.' Especially by someone I don't even know..." Rich he's a woman's dream, "hold on there, little lady. Nobody said anything about me sleeping with you. You've got to wine and dine me first," he jokes. "Impress me a little." An ingratiating smile spreads across his lips. "I'm not that easy." Penny is also a feisty thing, "well, let me see," I start. "I know nothing about what's going on. I'm stuck in a diner with a guy I barely know. Apparently we're on the run, but he's keeping me in the dark about everything. How do you think I'm holding up?" Rich is always the charmer, "I'm particularly proud of the lingerie I picked out. I got your size right, didn't I?" This book surprised me, by me actually enjoying it. Of course there was a cliffhanger I didn't like but it was just a mild one so I can deal with that. 

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Chaotic by C.A. Williams

Della seriously had to grow on me she was just out of control, "don't worry mother. I'm not being stupid about it, I'm on birth control, and whichever penis I pick is most certainly wrapped. So when I feel the urge to spread my legs, just know I'm being one hundred percent safe." With Nash you see a different side of Della one that I really liked, "oh, please," I snorted. "I used to let you win so you wouldn't run off pouting to your mom like a baby because a girl beat you." I mean he's certainly a looker as well, "he wasn't buff like some weightlifter, but her was lean and tight in all of the right places. He tugged on the gray pajama pants he was wearing, to reveal a pair of black boxer briefs." Then there's Justin, and you know when you have a keeper when he doesn't give two hoots about morning breath, "I really could care less." Justin is a caring person, "well," he finally said. "I'm a little pissed that you didn't tell me sooner, and I'm a little pissed at your mom. Who seriously acts like that? I don't know how I'm going to prepare myself to meet that woman. she sounds like a real b****." Halfway through the book and I didn't know if I was team Nash or Team Justin that's just how sweet, kind, and caring both guys are. Justin says the sweetest things, "c'mon princess," he yelled into the bathroom. "You know I think you look beautiful with or without makeup, we don't have time for your primping s***." Justin knows what to say to get your heart racing "you are so effing beautiful right now. So sweet." his thumb landed on my cheek, brushing it softly. "But this is going to be rough and hard, baby. Because I can tell that's what we both need right now." I didn't like how it ended and I'm still not sure if I'm team Nash or Team Justin although I'm leaning more to team Justin as Nash is just to he upsets me. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kiss This by Hadley Quinn

I've never laughed so hard, I almost peed my pants that's how entertaining this story is. Camryn is a character all on her own, "you mean the nine stupid flights of stairs?" She scoffed. "Yeah, I made them my bi***." Teague he's just a gentlemen in his own type of way, "whatever. I feel okay talking about a girl's a** but not her chest, okay?" He's such a funny guy, "well I kind of jumped out from behind the jeep to surprise you." She gave him a blank stare until he added, "I'm kidding. I didn't see you, either." He wants to be the only man in her life (which is sweet) "you'd have to quit, because there's no way in effing hell that I would ever let any guy see you like that. In fact, if your boy toy has it in his effed up head that he's getting in your pants when you get back, I'm gonna shove his di** down his own throat." So sweet guys really it is. Camryn is also a funny girl, "fine. But only if you win our bet. I'll add story time as a bonus as you lie on your half of the bed all by your naked self." Teague really doesn't have any patience either, "Jesus Christ, woman. I'm gonna jack myself off if you don't get with it." Typical man can't ever wait for the good stuff always impatient. Needless to say this book is a keeper and one I need to get in paperback, yes that's how much I enjoyed it.

Teach Me by Alla Kar

Let's just say when I found out Liam had a tattoo I was a goner, "his outstretched arm acquired long, lean muscles, and tattoos covering from his wrist to the top of his shoulder." Also he's just so damn polite you can't help but love him right off, "looks like ya got yourself a little scratch, darling. I'm sorry. We didn't see ya coming. Let me take care of that." Ugh Matt I didn't really like him can't he see that Liam and Sarah have something going on and need to go do something elsewhere, "you mean the guy that was checking out your a** last night is your new teacher?" Liam's mom cracks me up, "I told you to call me, Liam. Why haven't you? Are you okay? Are your classes alright? Are the kids nice?" Over-protective much? Oh lord Liam you are something else entirely, "I don't want anyone else kissing your neck, do you hear me?" Good lord, Sarah is one feisty woman, "how dare you take me into the bathroom and then have Shay on your arm. I'm not even supposed to be here. I'm supposed to be in my apartment with Matt. Not here, wanting you to take me. You're not who I need in my life. You're confusing me. I just effing met you and now I want all of you. I've never had a desire to cheat, until now. I've never wanted my...teacher. What the hell is wrong with you?" 

Possession by Jennifer Lyon

Sloane is still one bada** alpha and I love him to death, "she hadn't shown. He didn't see her anywhere. Had her car been in the parking lot? He's been so fixated on getting to her, he hadn't taken a second look." Someone is a lil' possessive... Sloane really likes his woman, "not until I kiss you." He brushed his mouth over hers, kissing his way to her ear. "And you burn for me like I've been burning for you. For three effing days." He also likes sex, but he's Sloane Michaels so we already knew that, "after that we'll shower, get some dinner, and then I'll get you naked and keep you that way." Sloane I think is falling for his woman, "you  walking into my house? Best damn thing that's happened to me all week. Don't leave." He's so considerate, "starved to see that bikini on you, then rip it off. Since I'm the one who will be destroying your clothes, I'll be buying them for you." Yea another damn cliffhanger GRR.

Safe Word by Teresa Mummert

Colt I mean I love him but then I hate him, our relationship is definitely a love/hate one, "you have always been such a selfish b****. Why am I doing this to you?" Colt can be one hell of an a**, "maybe if things had been different all those years ago this wouldn't be happening, but this is who I am now. I'm not the boy next door who is going to come and save you. He's dead." Colt is such a naughty boy (winks), "I wanted to eff you right there in front of everyone. In front of that smug effing ba***** who sat next to you." Then there's the sweet side of Colt that makes you love him so much, "don't be sorry. I'm yours and I want you to fight for us. I will fight for you every day for the rest of my life if I have to." I thought I wouldn't like this book but I really did, I really enjoyed reading it. 

COVER REVEAL: Empath Trilogy by HK Savage

Claire Martin is an empath. She’s lived her entire life as a slave to a constant barrage of emotions that weren't hers. Off to college she hopes simply to blend with the crowd where she can best hide her curse. Within her first few weeks at school Claire meets Stephen Andrews, a small, fragile looking boy who changes her life forever. 

Stephen, a boy with a secret of his own, instantly recognizes Claire for what she is. It is through Stephen's aid that Claire meets James, a vampire with a talent of his own. As soon as they touch, their abilities connect in a way that has not occurred in over three hundred years forming a bond that cannot be broken. 

HK Savage has been a voracious reader of anything she could get her hands on going back to the second grade when she would set her alarm two hours early to read before school. Her passion for the written word has continued and flowed into writing going back nearly as far. Her books have fans in twenty countries on six continents with hopes of attracting attention on Antarctica if for no other reason than to check a box. 

Currently, HK is a mother, wife and black belt in Karate as well as an avid dressage rider. Her three dogs: a Doberman she uses for therapy dog work and two ancient Doxies keep her busy when she is not writing or working or whatever else.

In addition to editing for the past ten years in advertising, HK has been an editor for several newsletters over the years; her favorite being for Heifer International where her ideas were put into effect and complimented by those on high. Currently her skills are being focused on clients in the writing world.

Paranormal is her favorite genre and science fiction because both address the possibilities we have not yet realized and the darker things we have. Her favorite premise: “what if?”

James stood and put his right hand into the air separating our bodies. I looked at it and snapped back up in alarm. “What do you want me to do with that?” My heart started to race. We couldn’t touch. What if he could sense how he affected me? He could do whatever he wanted then and he could just tell Troy and Stephen I’d gone willingly to the slaughter. It would be easy to get me to mirror his thirst.
“I will shield you myself and take it down a little at a time as you learn to pick it up your own. But I will need to know how your ability functions to better work with it. I sense people’s talents, but need to touch you in order to do so. Each person’s is different. I cannot help you to contain or manipulate yours if I don’t know the peculiarities of it.” He held his hand out palm up and wiggled his fingers playfully at me, a grin crept back into his eyes. “You will have to trust me.”
89I stood too, wiping my now sweating palms on my pants, glad I had picked the jeans. They hid the marks so much better than khakis. I raised my right hand and held it palm down a few inches from his. Our bodies were little over a foot apart and my heart started hammering in my chest. My stomach was fluttering and I felt the sweat beading on my back and under my arms. I thought I was having an anxiety attack.
His face was calmly watching mine like this was the most normal thing. “You must learn to settle yourself, we haven’t even tried our first experiment yet.”
“Give me a moment.” I closed my eyes so that I couldn’t see him, then I concentrated on my breathing. With all of my issues I had spent a good amount of time practicing deep breathing and meditation. Taking this moment to “find my breath” as my books had instructed, I found my heart rate coming down and my body responding to my wishes. I reopened my eyes, my body firmly back under control.
James stood exactly as before with a pleased expression. “That was good, Claire. Are you ready to begin then?”
Too frightened to speak, I merely nodded and licked my suddenly dry lips.
Much like my earlier confession, I watched his hand moving toward my own except I felt like it was someone else’s. Mine was some stranger’s body and I was standing beside her, seeing this from the outside. When our palms were about an inch apart, I felt the hum begin, lower and quieter than I was used to. He was different than a human.
My eyes sought his. They quickly became my gyroscope, helping me balance here in this strangest of situations. He saw my surprised reaction to his feel.

“I will be easier to work with because I am not human. My emotions are much more fleeting and almost feel...” Here he became uncertain for the first time since I had met him. “I guess you would say that my body has been dead for so long that my human emotions have dulled. They are in my head, but do not affect my body as your kind’s do.”
Hmm, that was curious. I felt it building, the unstoppable urge to touch him. He’d said no harm would come and that he would help shield me, plus I had to put my hands on his. Again I felt that inexplicable pull toward him, but now it was total. The tug was in my head, in my stomach. I could feel it even in my very skin.
Dropping my resistance, I brought my hand down onto his, lightly then more firmly. I knew instantly that it was too much too soon. His feelings rushed up to me. They were so fast and fleeting that it was hard to focus on what I was getting as they flooded into me. With an incredible sense of relief I also found that with them shifting so quickly they were easy to block. It was like I had a box of his emotional “thoughts” and they were wrapped up with enough cotton that I could choose which one I wanted to grab and analyze once I got used to the pace.
I caught glimpses of faces and places from different times go flashing past me. Fascinating. Would I be able to do this when my training was complete?
Almost as rapidly as I had begun to read him, James pulled his hand back and put it in his pocket. He was breathing hard and his eyes were dark again.
“I don’t understand. That was great! I was able to separate each emotive thought you had and if I had more time, I could have read them.” It was hard to contain my exuberance. This was more than I had ever hoped I would be able to do. It was like mind reading, but more than words, I could feel flashes of what he felt about each person and place though

too complex to understand in the glimpses I’d been exposed to. Realization struck me then and I felt the guilt over what I’d done.
“James, I am sorry, that was intrusive, wasn’t it? I should have warned you. You said you’d shield and I figured I would just go for it. Like ripping off a band-aid.” I couldn’t meet his eyes out of embarrassment.
Just then, the teakettle whistled making both of us jump to our feet. Carefully, so that we didn’t touch again, James carefully stepped around me before turning to go to the kitchen. “Have a seat, I’ll be right back with your tea.”
“I’ll help.” I wanted something to do with myself to help dissipate the awkwardness.
“No,” he said too harshly and too quickly, holding up his hand to me.
The rejection and humiliation burned hot. He offered to help me and when I wasn’t offending him, I bowled him over like an overeager Labrador. I worried this time I’d pushed him too far and now he would take me home.
He seemed to understand how I was feeling. His voice was meant to soothe as he broke into my thoughts. “Claire, you have a stronger ability than I was ready for. It took me by surprise is all. I will be better able to help you if I eat before we continue.”
Instantly, I felt the color drain from my face. My heart leapt into my throat. He was going to eat? Me? No, Stephen said he didn’t do that.
“Relax,” he assured with a small grin. “My supply is in my refrigerator. If you would have a seat and give me just a few moments, I will take care of my needs and return with your tea.”

“Oh, okay. That’s, um, thoughtful.” Well, that was arguably the weirdest conversation I’d ever had. Feeling better about a lot of things, confused about others, I sat down on the couch and pulled my legs up underneath me to wait while James went about his business. Left to my own nosiness, I took the time to look around. What had seemed so clean and streamlined about the house initially I now saw as sterile.
Most people have pictures around their house showing hints of who they are. Pictures of their hobbies, people they know and love, places they’ve been. I hadn’t noticed it at first, but figured out in the lack of what I was seeking that I was hoping to learn more about my handsome tutor. He spoke formally at times, so I thought he was from at least the turn of the century when English got more mixed and slang became more acceptable. Or, maybe he wasn’t American initially and had learned it later. The foreign exchange students I had met in high school had learned what we called “British English” which was way more formal than our own American version. Of course I was also looking for evidence of a girlfriend. She would have to be pretty amazing to get this guy and, I assumed, she would have to be a vampire too, or it wouldn’t be fair because she would be too scared to break up with him.
I had put the cashmere throw on my lap while I was deep in thought about the hottie in the other room who was quickly becoming an incredibly fascinating person. Uh oh, double trouble. Great to look at, better to talk to.
Switching gears for my own safety, I looked around me. This was a comfortable house, I was tired and it was safe here. Relax, I thought as I closed my eyes for just a minute. I could return myself to a steadier place while I waited, thinking we could work that much better when he returned.
It couldn’t have been more than a few minutes that I had been asleep when I awoke to his voice in my ear. “Claire, I should bring you home.”

I sat up with a start, nearly smashing into his face in the process. He must have been right in my ear. Good thing he moved so fast or we’d both have serious goose eggs on our foreheads; well, I would anyway. “No, I’m alright. Please, I’ll be fine after I have some caffeine.”
He didn’t look convinced, but I wanted a chance to prove myself after the earlier debacle. We couldn’t end our session like this or it would be our last. “Are you certain? I warned you these practices can be draining. If you are already tired, I don’t want you to pass out on me.” He grinned teasingly and I felt my stomach flip. His color was closer to human, feeding must give him color as well as warmth, which explained the difference I saw in his pallor earlier as well.
“Let me have a cup of tea and I’ll be among the living again.” I froze and shot a look at him unable to read his reaction. Not sure if I had done damage or not, I concentrated on my tea.
After a few sips I put the cup down, pushed the blanket aside and stood up. “Okay, let’s try this again. I’m ready.”
He stood as well, so gracefully it was inconceivable, mesmerizing even. “Yes,” he agreed cautiously. “But this time, you hold still and I will come to you.”
We both put our palms out again but this time, obediently, I held perfectly still. When we touched, it was not like before. He was completely shielded and I had my first feeling of just someone’s hand. This was just touch. I felt the solidness of his palm, the coolness of his skin. I felt him. I was unprepared for what it would do to me. Before I realized it, I was weeping; uncontrollably weeping.
James instantly pulled his hand back and I heard the confusion in his voice. “I was shielded, you shouldn’t feel anything.”

That just made me cry harder. I couldn’t look at him. Through my sobs, I tried to speak. “I don’t. That’s it; I’ve never felt...nothing before.”
He understood that and closed the last step between us. As I saw his arms coming up, I jerked my face up to his and he saw my panic.
“Trust me. You’ll be safe.” James put his arms around me, letting his shields block out everything and give me peace. I finally felt what it was like to be comforted by an embrace. I wept for everything I’d never had, for the fear that made me cringe from a hug instead of lean into one. I felt him lift me up with one arm, sweeping my legs up with his other and without the slightest indication of exertion, he sat on the couch pulling me up into his lap. I tried to tell myself he’d seen it all before working with people like me and then cast that aside, preferring to think this first embrace was special for more than just me.