Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review & Spotlight: He's So Fine by Marie Mason

He's So Fine
by Marie Mason
Genre: New Adult, College, Stepbrother Romance

Cage escaped the foster system and turned to the underground fight ring to earn enough money to put food in his stomach and a roof over his head. Now, his absentee father has shown up out-of-the-blue offering him a chance to get to know him.  He takes the offer and gets more than he bargains for—a curvy stepsister who knocks this bad boy to his knees.

My Review:
 If you love a dirty talking, sexy-as-sin, alpha, bad boy who loves sex then this one is definitely for you!
I really like Cage a lot. He's egotistical and a total man-whore but he has this sweetness to him. Women know what they're getting into by being involved with him. He never hides who he is. I love meeting Abby basically knocked his world off kilter.
Abby is very sweet and relatable. She's a bit naïve at times but I liked her. She put up a good resistance to Cage but he's hard to fight.
I was a bit hesitant about this whole stepbrother thing at first but Abby and Cage didn't know of each other and didn't grow up together so they really didn't have any familiar ties to each other.
This was a really fast and extremely HOT read. I look forward to reading more from Marie Mason in the future.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

INTO THE FLAMES: Firefighter Multi-Author Boxed Set Anthology Release

INTO THE FLAMES: Firefighter Multi-Author Boxed Set Anthology Release Date: Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 ISBN: 978-1626228832 (Seaside Publications) Amazon ASIN: B014V84EUI
Seven smoldering stories. One HOT price. Only $0.99!
Firefighters. The word ignites bold images of heroes in dust covered helmets and ash stained turnouts who defy the odds and press on in the presence of danger.
Men of Valor. A dedicated brotherhood of first responders whose honor, strength, and courage overcome obstacles to save lives.
Into The Flames. Seven NYT, USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors offer romantic suspense, contemporary, historical, and paranormal tales of tough, iconic heroes who risk it all for their communities—but at the end of the day, seek the tender embrace of the women they love.
Rescue Me by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author N.J. Walters
When firefighter Frank Ellis rescues an old flame from a burning building, sparks ignite. He’ll do anything to protect her, even if it means she discovers he’s a mythical phoenix.

My Review:
This one was smoking hot! Sexy and suspenseful, a really fast exciting read!
I love Frank. He's so sweet and protective. He left Martha years ago thinking to protect her and ends up saving her from a fire. To say sparks fly between them is an understatement. Martha was really great too. I like that she was very strong and a bit stubborn. They made a great pair and definitely belonged together.
I loved N.J. Walters books and this was another hit for me. I hope she writes more with phoenix's.
Flashpoint by Award-Winning Author Desiree Holt
...When everything explodes
Where There's Smoke by Award-Winning Author Cindy Spencer Pape
Firefighting in the 1920's is dangerous business, but so is falling in love.
My Review:
This was a really interesting and sweet read. I love that it took place in the 20's. It was very neat to see how the firemen ran things back then.
I really adored Nettie. She was very strong and sweet. She also had a bit of a sassy side. I really felt for her. She stayed in a bad situation because of a promise. Even at her own cost.
Eli is so sweet. He took Nettie in even knowing it could mean his reputation as well as hers. I also loved the he genuinely wanted to help people. He has a lot of money and could have just donated it to help the firehouse but he wanted to actually be a part of it.
This was a fast read and I really liked the authors writing style. I definitely plan on grabbing more from her in the future.
FireBrew by Amazon Bestselling Author Liz Crowe
Fate throws them together. But the horrific memory of a fiery disaster could tear them apart.
Hook Me Up by Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Adele Downs
Firemen don't free cats from trees anymore—until a pretty schoolteacher gets trapped on a limb with her kitten and the county's hottest firefighter comes to their rescue.

My Review:

This was such an adorable, sweet, and funny read. I knew it was going to be amusing from the start and I couldn't help but read it in one sitting.
Poor Lexi. She found herself in quite the predicament but in the end it brought about good things. Like Knox. I love him. He's so sweet and funny. He just about broke my heart talking about his family. The two of them had amazing chemistry together.
This was a very sweet story. Lexi and Knox helped heal each other in a way and get over things that happened in the past. I only wish it were longer because I loved the two of them together and it was a fun story.

Slow Burner by USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever
A love that burns slowly burns longest, creating the greatest heat.

My Review:
 Sexy, suspenseful, with lots of action. This was one fast and really exciting read.
 I really liked the main characters in this. Hilda and Duncan were both strong leads that you find out had a past connection. I loved Hilda's strength. She could be vulnerable but she tried to keep a strong front up through all this chaos going on. With her house being set on fire and others happening around her. Duncan was so protective and sweet with Hilda. He was convinced that there was an arsonist but no one believed him.
 Bad things just seemed to keep happening to them and blame kept getting thrown their way. They were very supportive of each other and made a great pair.
This was a first from this author for me but I really enjoyed the writing style so it definitely wont be my last.
Uncontrolled Burn: A RISEN Team Novel by USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Pierce
A woman forced to live a life she didn’t choose. A vampire bound by honor to protect humans. A deadly game of revenge that threatens both their lives …

About The Authors:

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who’s always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
Desiree Holt is an award-winning author known the world over as The Oldest Living Erotic Romance Author. She has won an EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and many other awards. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The London Daily Mail and numerous other national and international publications.
Cindy Spencer Pape is an award-winning author of 19 novels and more than 40 shorter works. She lives in southeast Michigan. When not hard at work writing she can be found dressing up for steampunk parties and Renaissance fairs, or with her nose buried in a book.

Liz Crowe is an Amazon best-selling author of 27 books, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and sports fan. She is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse. Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction hybrid, “Unconventional Romance. Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).
Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and is a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach or riding in her convertible.
Sam Cheever is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic paranormal/fantasy and mystery/suspense, creating stories that celebrate the joy of love in all its forms. Known for writing great characters, snappy dialogue, and unique and exhilarating stories, Sam is the award-winning author of 50+ books and has been writing for over a decade under several noms de plume.
Nina Pierce is a USA Today Bestselling author who spends her days at the keyboard writing stories of fated loves and soul mates, blissfully creating chaos for her characters by throwing in a villain or two, a little murder and a whole lot of mayhem as they struggle toward their happy-ever-afters. When she’s not writing, Nina enjoys spending time with her soul mate of nearly 40 years, their three adult children, one love-sick son-in-law and two precious grandsons.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Tackle Your TBR Challenge Wrap up

So we've reached the end of the Tackle your TBR challenge and I'm happy to say that I've met my goal and actually read more than I planned. I read 14 books of a goal of 13. I'll admit some of them were pretty short but a books a book! Also a couple were read as part of a box set but still different books so I counted them. 
Her Unexpected Detour

Friday, September 25, 2015

Review: Naughty Ladies of Nice Series, Books 1,2 & 3 Relaunch by Sloane Taylor

Naughty Ladies of Nice Series, Books 1,2 & 3 Relaunch by Sloane Taylor Erotic Romance Re-Release Date: September 22, 2015


French Tart (Naughty Ladies of Nice Book 1)

Bon Appétit...Satisfy all your cravings at cooking school.
Determined to prove herself and shed her party girl image, Donatienne Dubois pins her hope on the exclusive cooking school in Nice, France. One by one her expectations are shattered by a foul-mouthed parrot, a bogus Michelin chef, and a headmistress with a heart of tungsten steel. Donni’s lifesaver is a bad boy too hot not to handle.
Mark Anderson is incognito and hating every moment. To pose as a student while keeping tabs on a rich wild child is his version of hell, until he partners with the dish of Crème Brulée good enough to eat.
Class takes on a whole new meaning as Doni and Mark heat up the kitchen when they discover honey has better uses than sweetening tea.

My Review:
This was a fun, short, and sexy read. With some crazy antics and a foul mouthed parrot, it was an amusing read. The characters were likeable. I just wish it was a bit longer to become more developed.


French Delight (Naughty Ladies of Nice Book 2)

Fantasy blooms in a garden of wicked delight.
Science is Paul’s life. Close to a major breakthrough, all he wants is to be left alone with his trees and not be forced to entertain a corporate suit. That is until the suit arrives in a sexy sundress. Now all Paul thinks about is experimenting on her.
Lisette is less than thrilled to spend a month at a moldering chateau on the French Riviera with some dried up old scientist for company. However the hot man in dirty jeans tending his scraggly trees proves more of a garden fantasy than the nerd in a lab coat.
Sex and science create a volatile formula resulting in total delight.

My Review:

Another sexy and cute short. These are fun reads but kind of hard to believe the jump that they just meet and fall in love so fast. I really like the characters though. Paul and Lisette were both a lot of fun. Lisette is very sassy and Paul sweet.


French Twist (Naughty Ladies of Nice Book 3)

Spies and lies bring a deadly twist to the City of Lights.
Interpol agent Claudette D’Laquois is trapped in the hellhole of life and unable to trust anyone. Desperate to regain control, she flees to the safety of her uncle’s rundown chateau on the French Riviera. But Claudette soon learns the countryside has its own dangers when she finds herself alone with a sexy foreigner.
Uptight accountant Donald Hobbs ditches numbers for dirt to oversee his friend’s orchard for three weeks. His well deserved vacation is perfect until a seductive mademoiselle drags him into a dangerous world of intrigue and erotic fantasy.
Illegal drugs and Russian mobsters take a back seat to a lethal night of sinful pleasure for Claudette and Don.

My Review:

There was a lot more action in this one. Still very sexy and lots of fun. Don and Claudette had great chemistry and made for an interesting pairing. A great little series of sexy shorts if your looking for something fun to read to pass the time.

Coming Soon

French Kiss (Naughty Ladies of Nice Book 4), October 13, 2015 - PREORDER NOW
French Tickler (Naughty Ladies of Nice Book 5), November 10, 22015 - PREORDER NOW

About the Author

Award-Winning author Sloane Taylor is a sensual woman who believes humor and sex are healthy aspects of our everyday lives and carries that philosophy into her books. She writes romances that takes you right into the bedroom. Being a true romantic, all her stories have a happy ever after.
Her books are set in Europe where the men are all male and the North American women they encounter are both feminine and strong. They also bring more than lust to their men's lives.
Taylor was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. Studly, her mate for life, and Taylor now live in a small home in Indiana and enjoy the change from city life. She is an avid cook and posts new recipes on her blog every Wednesday. The recipes are user friendly, meaning easy. Taylor currently has five romance books released by Toque & Dagger Publishing.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Review & Spotlight: Southern Heat by Parker Kincade

Southern Heat
A Game On Novel
by Parker Kincade
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance 

Tyler Brady earned his reputation as the bad boy of baseball the old-fashioned way: by playing hard—on and off the field. After suffering a shoulder injury, he faces his first summer off in twenty years. Between the endless physical therapy sessions and missing the season, Tyler’s patience is about to blow.
After suffering a devastating breakup, Gabriella Marano is ready to play the field. Who better to reacquaint her with the pleasures of sex than a devastatingly handsome ball player? Tyler is well equipped to give her what she needs: a little harmless fun.
As their passion soars, Tyler realizes the woman who fires his blood holds his future in the palm of her hands.

In more ways than one.
My Review:
A seriously sweet and extremely sexy sports romance. But even if you don't like sports you can still read this and really enjoy it!
 I loved Ty. He's a definite ladies man but very sweet and lets women know what their in for. I loved him falling for Gabriella. He was so sure that it was just a temporary thing but realized just how much he wanted her and couldn't let her go.
 Gabby is a very strong woman. She's had a really bad relationship in the past but she's handling it well. I love her confidence and humor. Also just a really caring person. She was very playful with Ty and it was really cute. She frustrated me at times with holding things back from him but I could understand her reasons.
 Overall just a very cute and fun read. It's book 2 in the series but can be read with no trouble as a stand-alone.

USA Today Bestselling Author, Parker Kincade, writes edge-of-your-seat-sexy romantic suspense, hot and steamy sports romance, and erotic western romance. Her first novel, One Night Stand, won the 2013 Reader’s Crown Award for Best First Book, the category of Best Erotic Romance in the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Golden Claddagh contest, and was named finalist in the Romance Writers of America/Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight contest.
Parker lives in the southern United States. She loves to read, play golf, spend time with her family and friends, snuggle with her beloved boxer, ice cream from the ice cream truck, and watching old musicals.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Tackle your TBR Pile Update for 9/14-9/20

Hello my lovelies!
So I'm halfway through my TBR challenge and 6 books down out of my goal of 13. Had some struggles still along the way but I'm hoping that I can get a lot of reading done this week.
Here's what I've read so far...
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