Friday, May 31, 2013

Cover Reveal: Break me by Jo-Anna Walker

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I am super excited to be a part of this cover reveal. The author is a friend of mine and I am extremely proud of her. I wish her much luck and best wishes with the release of her book. I KNOW you will all love it so be sure to add it to your TBR list and keep your eyes peeled of the release date to be announced. 

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Book Blurb:
Running is always easier.
Tori McLeod moved to the big city to get away from her mother—and her past. Her new routine is destroyed when she meets a mysterious stranger who won’t take no for an answer. Sebastian intrigues her, but his eyes hold secrets she would rather avoid.
Sebastian Chelios, a hard-as-nails enforcer, is a new-in-town loner. He has to have her. Control her. Possess her. But he can’t—won’t—lose control, even though Tori’s innocence fascinates him. The last thing he’s going to do is love her, even after he gets her in his bed.
Losing control is dangerous, especially when someone from Sebastian’s past covets Tori, putting more than just her heart in danger.
Can Sebastian protect Tori from Jose’s sadistic obsession? If he gets his hands on her, will she make it out in one piece?


About the Author:

I've been writing my whole life but mostly in just my journals or diaries. I never thought of actually writing a story.

Last year some time, my aunt suggested I write a book. I thought there was no way I could write a story that was my own. All the ideas I had bouncing around in my head were not my own and were from other books I have read. My aunt told me I could do it if I really thought about it.

So I did. And guess what? An idea came to me. Now mind you, that idea has changed ALOT! My first book is nothing like I originally started with and that's fine. I'm happy with it. I just hope others are too.

I started creating a playlist of songs that I hear that remind me of my book. Most of the songs are not from the type of music I listen to but I love them (I'm a heavy metal girl).

I don't have a writing office per say. My table is my writing area. My lap top is set up there with my notes and ideas and it's perfect for me.

I don't need pure silence to write so when the hubby is home, he can watch tv and I can write and we can still spend time together.

I'm very excited for my first book to come out, hopefully sometime this summer. I'm nervous, scared and biting my nails as to what people will think but I'm excited none the less.

So this is me, in a nutshell.

Find out more about Jo-Anna Walker and what is next for her by following her at the links listed below

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Review: Dangerous to Know and Love by Jane Harvey-Berrick

5+ Stars

Nineteen year old Daniel Colton is the guy all the girls want to date, and the man all the guys want to be. Moody, with an explosive temper, closed off and sullen, he’s also beautiful, tatted in delicious ways, with a pierced eyebrow and spiky black hair. It’s rumoured he has piercings in other places, too. Is he really mad, bad and dangerous to know? 

Daniel lives with his older brother, Zef, and their home is party central. You want drugs, a good time, liquor, no questions asked? Colton’s is the place to go.

When Daniel and good girl Lisanne Maclaine have to work together on assignment, Lisanne finds there’s a lot more to the college’s bad boy than his reputation. He’s intelligent and funny and good company. And then she discovers his secret, why he’s so closed off to everyone, and determined to keep people at arms’ length. But being his secret-keeper is harder than she ever dreamed.

Recommended for readers 18+ due to sexual references and sex scenes, some coarse language, drug references and drug use.

Buy Now --->>   Dangerous to Know & Love

   My Thoughts; This book was sent to me by the author for an honest review, and honestly I. AM. IN. LOVE.

   I have the most awful book hangover ever right now. At the beginning I was intrigued and then I was engrossed!! I haven't been seriously taken by a single character in quite some time (not counting the sequels etc from my fav series). I am not really sure how to describe the story without giving away Daniel's secret. I am 100% behind people finding out as they read.

   I have to admit that I was not overly fond of either of the lead characters at first. I was curious as to how the book would progress and how they would earn a place in my heart, so I kept reading. Lisanne was a little self-righteous for my taste. She judged everyone by first sight or encounter and that really got under my skin. You can't know everything thing there is to know about a person from watching them across a room. Daniel was the typical bad boy type that we have all seen (and loved) before. He makes you wanna know more while simultaneously pissing you off. Seriously Dude!! Dont be a dick!! 

And then .... then .... you know. This thing that Daniel is hiding, this thing he doesn't want anyone to know. Suddenly, you are looking at everything from a completely different perspective. Lisanne begins to see things the way they really are and from that point on I was completely and totally done for. I hope any one who is reading this review will click the link and buy this book. I guarantee that it will touch you in some way, some how.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Review: Don't Hate the Player ... Hate the Game by Katie Ashley

5 Stars

For Noah Sullivan being the best friend to a douchebag and player like Jake Nelson has never been easy. It's been a rocky road since kindergarten when Jake duct taped Noah to his chair before recess. With just six weeks to high school graduation, Jake accidentally blows his drunken ass up on his grandfather's tractor, and Noah finds himself immersed not only in a whirlwind of grief, but on a quest to find a mystery girl from Jake's past. 

While cleaning out Jake's room, Noah and Jake's dad make a startling discovery. Instead of the obligatory porn collection or pot stash, they find a ring, but not just any ring. Its half a carat of commitment in a platinum setting-proving even man whores have taste. After Jake's mom pleads with Noah to find the girl who meant so much to Jake, Noah begins a modern day Grail quest to track the girl down.

Since Jake was a notorious player with a legendary collection of trophy panties, Noah finds himself in over his head. There are the usual suspects like Avery, the Ice Princess Jake dated for appearances, or Presley, the school mattress Jake dated for convenience. But the trail begins to point to the most unlikely of suspects: Maddie, the Valedictorian and choir girl who was trying to help the unmotivated jock graduate--the girl who also has surprisingly caught Noah's eye and meddled with his heart. 

Hanging out with Maddie shows Noah a different side of Jake--one that was deeply human and surprisingly douche-free. And the more he tries to solve the mystery of the ring and of Jake, the more Noah starts to discover about himself and of love.


    My thoughts; I don't think I prepared myself for exactly how emotional this book was going to be. And having not read the synopsis (was going on total blind faith) I really wasn't sure what I was in for.

   This story was heart-wrenching at times. It makes you remember that time when you were a teenager and you lived solely for the weekend. When graduating high school was your biggest responsibility and your friends are absolutely the most important people in your life. 

   Traveling this journey of not only grief, but also self-discovery with Noah was a trip I am glad I took. I will admit that I cried through pretty much every page of this book. You watch as Noah goes through every stage of grief, from complete and total heartache, to anger and finally to acceptance. It is a beautiful and well written story that I would recommend to anyone. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Review: Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts

4 Stars

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.


   My Thoughts; Wow, I don't even know how to begin this review. I read this book after a friend's recommendation. At first I was intrigued, then disgusted, then intrigued again, then disgusted with myself. I had so many conflicting emotions while reading this book that I had no idea how I felt. It has now been a week since reading and I am still supremely conflicted. 

   Livvie is just a girl afraid of becoming exactly like her mother. Her biggest fear is being labeled a whore and that is exactly what Caleb intends for her to become ... only worse, she has no choice in the matter. Caleb has lived the life he is sentencing Livvie too. And even though he knows exactly what type of hell he is condemning her too, he continues with his quest for the ultimate revenge.

   There are so many times during this book that I find myself really loving Caleb. I see bits and pieces of the man he most likely would have become had he had the chance. But then I also am so completely and utterly put off by him. How can a person disgust you while simultaneously making your heart flutter?? That is the question that plagued me through this entire book. To quote a friend .... 'It is a total mindf**k' I had to put it down and just walk away at times because the book is so intense that your brain needs a break. I would definitely recommend this book, but I will caution anyone who wants to read it ... PLEASE read the authors warning. (listed above)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Review: Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost

5 Stars

Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges . . .

Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her,and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever--especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity . . .

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust--the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other, or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity . . .


Monday, May 20, 2013

Cover Reveal: Antithesis by Kacey Vanderkarr


My name is Gavyn.

Liam doesn’t care that I only have one arm. He actually likes my red hair and freckles. I might forgive him for kidnapping me.

My name is Gavyn.

I lost my Liam. I’ve lost them all. And now it’s my job to make sure they don’t show up again.

My name is Gavyn.

I had a life with Liam, but he couldn’t give me what I need. Then I killed his father. I don’t expect he’ll forgive me for that.

My name is Gavyn.


About the author:

Kacey Vanderkarr is a young adult author. She dabbles in fantasy, romance, and sci-fi, complete with faeries, alternate realities, and the occasional plasma gun. She’s known to be annoyingly optimistic and listen to music at the highest decibel. When she’s not writing, she coaches winterguard and works as a sonographer. Kacey lives in Michigan, with her husband, son, crazy cats, and two bearded dragons. Visit for more information.

Twitter: @kacimari


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Review: Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

4 Stars

Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a Kitchen Aid mixer to die for, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O. Adding insult to O-less, she also has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Every moan, spank, and—was that a meow?—punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has—yep, you guessed it—no O. Enter Simon Parker. When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has…well…mixed results. Because with walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick. A delicious mix of silly and steamy, this is an irresistible tale of exasperation at first sight.


   My thoughts; This book was on my TBR before it ever released. When it finally came out it seemed like there was always something that kept me from reading. So, after my sister read it she would ask me regularly ... "Have you read it yet?" ... so finally while on blogger hiatus I decided to read it. We were in the process of moving and I would have to sneak it in when no one was looking but I fell in love. From the first OH GOD I was hooked. I love the humor with which this book was written.

   Being wildly attracted to your neighbor who coincidentally you have a deep seated anger toward really does make for a very fun storyline. Caroine and Simon and made for each other, they push each others button and get under one another's skin at every turn. But you just know that when it finally happens it will be AWESOME!

   The side characters, who are very much apart of the story are also hilariously fun. The camaraderie between  friends is great. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and light love story. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Review:Walking Disaster by Jaime McGuire

4.5/5 Stars

Can you love someone too much?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.


  My Thoughts; I have actually put off writing this review because I have such mixed feelings. How can I both love something and be disappointed at the same time?? That is how I have felt since reading WD. I loved every single moments while reading but I was also disappointed in the fact that a lot of the scenes that made me fall in love with this story were left out of Travis's POV. Scenes that I would have loved to see what was going on in that head of his and I didn't get them so in that respect come the disappointment.

   I do have to say that, IMO, the prologue and epilogue made this book for me. They were new things, unique to WD and I loved them. The prologue left me bawling like a total sap and the epilogue gave me a happily ever after. This story grabbed me from the moment I first picked up Beautiful Disaster last year. If you have yet to read this series ... do it! 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Cover Reveal: Secrets of the Moon

Release Date: 7th July, 2013

     Teenager Marjorie Emery eluded death. As she struggles to get her life back on track, she believes her efforts are paying off. Yet, when a black dressing, unfriendly, and incredibly handsome hottie walks into her classroom, she’s forced into a tailspin. Marjorie has no idea how much his presence is going to shatter what little tranquility she’s achieved.
Kyran Rousseau’s gloomy nature has a name, one that is potentially fatal under the right circumstances. His family harbors secrets and does everything to protect Kyran. While, he does’t want to ruin Marjorie’s normal life, love has a way of changing his plans.
Falling for Kyran is the least of Marjorie’s worries. With a faceless threat hunting her and a boyfriend who's as dangerous as he is good looking—how can Marjorie and Kyran keep all hell from breaking loose before it’s too late?

Genre: Young Adult
Author: Kristy Centano


About the Author:

As a child, Kristy used to lose herself in an imaginary world by the means of a good book. Now that she’s all grown up, she gets to create her own fictional realms and make them come to life in ways that most readers might not expect.
 Writing has always been a passion of hers but she never had the opportunity do so until now. After trying out numerous options, she realized that writing was what she loved the most and so she decided to give it a shot. As it turns out, her very active imagination helped her achieve her goals of creating believable plots with some ordinary, and some not so ordinary characters that move the stories along in one way or another.
As she keeps achieving her dreams of becoming a published author, she divides her time in between four children and a very understanding husband.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review: Colonist's Wife by Kylie Scott

4 Stars

It’s 2088, and having testified in a gangland murder trial, nowhere on Earth is safe for Louise. Witness Protection has organized a new identity and a marriage contract for her on the mining colony of Esther, one of the moons circling Jupiter. The man who meets her there is not the groom she expected.
Adam Elliot is neither sweet nor sincere, and he looks like he was hosed off a barroom floor. But soon a memorial service reveals Adam’s soft underbelly. Throw some stellar sex into the mix and the two decide that maybe marriage to each other might not be so bad after all.
But an assassin is already at work. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues on the planet’s frozen surface. Louise is determined to live long enough to draw the maniac away from the husband she just might have fallen for.

A Romantica® science fiction erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


 This book was given to me by the author for an honest review

My Thoughts; I fell in love with Kylie's writing when I read her Zombie apocalypse novels Flesh and Skin, so when she asked me to review this book it was a no-brainer. It took me a few pages to really get into it because the story is set in the future so introducing a new world/planet is always tricky. Once I got my barrings I was on my way...

Louise is running scared and it lands her not only in a new home but also with a new husband that isn't at all who she was expecting. Adam is, in a way, also running. Only the thing he is running from are the nightmares that haunt him. The two come together it a very heart touching way. Louise sees the heartbreak behind his eyes and she wants to protect him from that. Adam also sees that Louise is hiding even when she is right in front of him. As one seeks to protect the other all hell breaks loose and you can't help but GASP.....

This book was a very quick read. It may not be my favorite of Kylie's books I have read *coughSKINcough*, but after the initial introduction it was very good. I would definitely recommend it. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Blog Tour and Review: Because of You by T.E. Sivec

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5 Stars

   Brady Marshall has made a career of playing it safe. When he decides to do something rash and becomes a Navy SEAL, he thinks he's finally escaped the rigid structure of the high society life his parents forced down his throat. All he does is trade in one set of rules for another. He follows military protocol to a T, but it still results in the death of an entire team of Navy SEALS and puts his best friends directly in harm's way. He’s struggled to stay afloat and not drown in grief, guilt, and booze, but he's losing that battle quickly. When his baby sister flees her abusive husband and shows up on his doorstep with his young niece in tow, he has no choice but to clean up his act. He will stop at nothing to protect them and never let them down
again, even if it means taking a job that goes against everything he believes in. If protecting a pop star princess who thinks she's better than everyone means he can keep a roof over their head, what other choice does he have?

   Layla Carlysle has lived a life of luxury. She's been a star since the young age of fifteen, and every record she releases shoots straight to the top of the charts. She has people surrounding her every single day telling her how amazing she is, how beautiful she is, and how lucky she is, but she’s never felt more alone in her entire life. She wants nothing more than to break free and do what she really wants to do: write her own music, sing her own songs, and find a way to finally be happy with her life. The only thing standing in her way is her mother, Eve Carlysle. Eve has controlled every single aspect of her daughter’s life and will stop at nothing to achieve fame and fortune, even if that means using her daughter to get there. When an overly amorous fan’s letters become increasingly more sinister, Brady will have to suck up his opinion of how the other half lives to take the job seriously. The pair will need to learn to trust each other and put aside their differences before the letters become a reality and someone’s life is in jeopardy. Brady has been to hell and back, and he refuses to let anyone else get close to him again. Layla has never lived her life for herself, and the emptiness is threatening to break her for good. Sometimes our lives are already planned for us, but because of you, all of that could change in an instant.

     My thoughts: I can not believe I am going to say this BUT ... Brady totally stole my heart away from Garrett. After reading A Beautiful Lie I was sold on this series. TE Sivec has proven she can write and damn thing she wants, but she continues to amaze me.

  Brady goes into the the job as Layla's bodyguard thinking he already has her pegged .... WRONG. He quickly finds out that looks are very deceiving and you should almost never trust what you THINK you see. Layla is a girl who always has her guard up, she has been hurt and trampled on so many times she is not willing to take that chance. To see the love grow between her and Brady was spectacular. 

  When reading a good romance I always find myself thinking .... ok this man is about to open his mouth and say completely the wrong thing and screw everything up. But with Brady he always says the right thing, he knows what Layla needs to hear and he says it perfectly. Until the moment that he doesn't, and it is that moment when all hell breaks loose....

If you haven't started this series yet, you should definitely give it a shot. You will be glad you did.

Now..... BOOK 3 PLEASE?!?


T.E. Sivec is the pen name for Tara Sivec. Under T.E. Sivec, she delves into a more serious genre that is
her absolute favorite to read romantic
suspense. She loves reading a book and feeling her heart speed up
with anticipation and wanted to be able to give that feeling to her fans.
T.E. lives in Ohio with her husband and two children, living the dream of being a fulltime

Find Tara at;

She is also on;

Up for grabs is a swag pack, which will include a signed paperback copy of Because of You as
well as a tote bag and lots of other fun goodies! :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review: This Girl by Colleen Hoover

5 + Stars

There are two sides to every love story. Now hear Will’s.
Colleen Hoover’s New York Times bestselling Slammed series has brought countless readers to their knees with a whirlwind of love, passion, and heartache. Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.


My thoughts:  You think you cant feel the same emotions from a story you have already read. You think that because you know what will happen that it can't possibly affect you in the same way...... You are wrong!!

Never has a series touched me in the way this one has. I fall in love with lots of books. I fall I love with lots of characters but THIS series has touched me soul deep. I read Slammed at a time in my life when I was carving my own pumpkins. To have so many emotions that I felt written on the page in front of me was in a huge way, very cathartic for me. I absolutely LOVE hearing Will tell his story. It was amazing to see a story that I already loved told to me in a completely different way. I have and will continue to recommend this series to every person I know for quite possibly the rest of my life!!

P.S. those stars get me EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cover Reveal: Deadly Gamble by Shirley Kennedy

When attractive Kristi Andrews is hired as Assistant Marketing Director at the Parthenon hotel/casino in Las Vegas, she’s focused on succeeding at her new job. But from the very first day, strange events occur:  a deadly escalator accident—the strange death of a candle shop owner—a psychic’s warning that the Parthenon is doomed AND IT’S ALL KRISTI’S FAULT.

Shocked and  baffled, Kristi must determine if she could be responsible for the mysterious, evil presence that seems to haunt the hotel. She’s aided by a man she’s just met—famous western historical author, Mike Garvey. Attracted to Kristi, Mike goes one hundred fifty years back in time to draw upon his knowledge of old Las Vegas and the Santa Fe Trail. They are the key to a puzzling mystery which Kristi must solve if she wants to save not only the Parthenon but the entire Las Vegas Strip from total disaster.


About the Author:

Shirley Kennedy wrote and published Regency romances for several years for both Ballantine and Signet.  She switched genres to write a wagon train romance. When struck with what she called “a great idea” about a haunted casino in Las Vegas, she was compelled to abandon both  Regency England and the Old West to write Deadly Gamble.

Born and raised in Fresno, California, Shirley has lived in such diverse places as Denver; Houston; Torrance, California; Bogota ,Colombia; and Calgary, Alberta, Canada where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences at the University of Calgary.  She worked as a computer programmer/systems analyst for several years before she went back to her first love, writing.

Shirley lives close to her two daughters in Las Vegas Nevada. Brutus and Sparky, her two editorial assistants on the furry side, love to nap in the sunshine next to her computer while she produces her next novel.

See Shirley’s web site at 


Her published books include: 

Heartbreak Trail, Camel Press  
Three Wishes for Miss Winthrop,  Signet
Lady Flora's Fantasy, Signet
The Irish Upstart,  Signet
The Selfless Sister,  Signet
The Rebellious Twin, Signet
The London Belle, Signet
Lady Semple's Secret,  Ballantine