Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review for Light of the Spirit by Lisa Kessler - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

The gods never sleep...

As the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, Lia Youlos lights up every room with laughter and smiles. But there are darker forces at work, and they want to snuff out her light forever.

Cooper Hanover is a hardworking paramedic who healed Lia after a fire, but something happened that day, something medical science couldn't explain. And if he doesn't figure out how it works soon, the next healing could kill him.

Lia's smile and sharp wit tempt him to love again, and he's not going to let anyone, not even the gods, take her from him.


The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."


MY REVIEW -

Love this series! It's lots of fun, and I totally love the premise! If you are a new reader to this series, I advise you to start with the first book in the series because although each book is a different couple, there is a larger storyline throughout the whole series. In this book, Lia is the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, and her and her muse "sisters" are in danger from a group that wants to release Kronos into the world today, and that group believes the muses will get in the way of that, so they want them dead. Each muse is suppose to have a guardian, and Lia thinks she may have found hers in Cooper, but she's unsure how to broach the subject with him, and Cooper has some walls up that make Lia wary. Love the suspense in this series, and enjoy the romance! The romance is sweet and hot, and I enjoy reading about each muse finding their guardian. The bigger storyline is also really interesting, and I'm really excited to see where Lisa Kessler is going to take the story. Love the muse premise, and love the Greek mythology throughout the story. Wonderful addition to this terrific series!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Review for Flirting with Death by Ali Winters - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Being a reaper has its perks, but also its downsides.
While on an assignment, Evander is caught off guard by an unmarked human. Captivated, he is unable to tear himself away.

This is why reapers don’t associate with mortals.

Piper was ordinary, just a girl looking for love. And all she knows is that her current boyfriend isn’t it. An unfortunate incident and a series of remarkable events turn her world upside down.
But what she finds is the last thing she ever expected—She finds herself falling for the least likely candidate.


MY REVIEW -

This was an interesting short story in Ali Winters' The Hunted Series! Very quick read, and a fun read for any fan of The Hunted Series, which I totally am! In this short story, Evander is a Reaper out on a reap when he meets Piper, and feels a strong connection to her, but as a Reaper he shouldn't feel anything for the living. I enjoyed the connection between Piper and Evander, and I enjoyed getting another glimpse into The Hunted series world! I think the idea for this series is super cool! I enjoyed the setting for this story, and am interested to see where this story fits into the main book of the series! After reading the full books, The Reapers and The Exodus, this is definitely an entertaining and unique series that I find great!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Check out this 5 star read! SPEED from BB EASTON!!!






Today is the release day blitz for Speed by BB Easton! Check it out and grab your copy today!



Title: SPEED

Author: BB Easton

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Day: September 11th



About Speed


Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her bestselling, award-winning memoir, 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone! SPEED is the second book in the 44 Chapters spin-off series—a gritty, taboo love triangle overflowing with dark humor and tangible teen angst. It is based on a true story.


After her possessive, psychopathic, rage-fueled ex, Knight, joins the Marines, sixteen-year-old BB is left trying, and failing, to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. It isn't until she meets Harley James—an easy-going, tattooed mechanic with a face as angelic as his habits are sinful—that she learns how to live again. How to laugh again. But will she learn to love again?


Over Knight’s dead body.


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It was love at first sight. A late ‘60s Mustang fastback body style, matte black paint job, matte black rims, blacked out windows, and a massive open-air scoop on the hood. It looked like something straight out of Mad Max.


“Can I help you with somethin’?”


I turned and met the amused stare of a broad shouldered, baby-faced, blue-eyed mechanic. His dirty-blond hair was pushed back in a messy pompadour. His forearms were covered in hot rod tattoos. His pouty bottom lip was pierced. And his name was embroidered on the A&J Auto Body shirt hugging his hard chest.


Hellooo, Harley.


“Sorry,” I sputtered. “I know I’m probably not supposed to be back here, but I…” I looked back up at the beast on the lift and a deep longing seized my chest. “I just can’t leave her.”


Harley—if that was even his real name—chuckled and said, “So, you like the ladies, huh?”


“What? No!” I snapped.


“Good.” The mechanic smiled, and the twinkle in his mischievous blue eyes reminded me just how much I liked boys.


Trying to bring the subject back to cars and away from my sexual orientation, I looked around the garage and pointed to my faded black hatchback on the farthest lift. “I drive the baby version of this.”


Harley glanced over at my most prized possession and nodded in approval. “Five-oh, huh? Not bad. Manual or automatic?”


“Manual,” I groaned.


“No shit? Your boyfriend teach you how to drive that thing?”


“No,” I said, letting my mouth hang open in pretend offense.


“Ah,” Harley nodded. “You met him after you got the car.”


“I don’t have a boyfriend,” I said, rolling my eyes. I had to bite the insides of my cheeks to keep from smiling. God, he was cute. The guy had a face like James Dean and a body like Dean Cain. And that accent. Living in the south, Southern accents are a dime a dozen, but Harley’s was just subtle enough to be cute. Cute, cute, cute.


Harley smirked at me and asked, “Your old man must be a car guy then, huh?”


“You got me,” I smiled. “I’ve been hoarding all his old Muscle Car magazines since I was a kid. I used to cut out all the Mustang pictures and tape them to my bedroom walls, but the tape fucked up the sheetrock so my mom bought one of those clear plastic shower curtains with the photo pockets and—”


Harley held up a hand to silence me. “I’m gonna have to stop you right there,” he beamed, “’cause right now all I can picture is you in the shower and I’m pretty sure I’m not gonna be able to process another word you say.”


Oh my God!


I could feel the prickly heat of a blush creeping up my neck. I bit the insides of my cheeks to keep my face from splitting open into a blotchy, big-toothed grin caused by his sexy little comment had caused. This guy, Harley, had to be in his early twenties, he was fiiiine as hell, and he was flirting with me.


Having no idea how to respond to that, I tried again to change the subject. “So, what do you drive?”


“Hmm…” Harley tilted his head and smirked. “Why don’t you take a guess?”


Oh, we’re playing games now. Okay…


I tapped my lips with my fingertips and eyed him, thinking hard.


“You strike me as a…Volkswagen Beetle kinda guy.”


Harley almost laughed, then quickly scowled, trying to look offended.


“No? Oh, I got it. PT Cruiser.”


Harley pursed his ample lips, fighting back a grin.


“Wood-paneled Pinto?”


That one had him wrinkling his nose in genuine horror.


“Oh, I know—it’s a trick question! You drive a Vespa!”


Snort.


I was running out of ideas, so I looked around the shop and spotted a ‘64 Impala lowrider. “Ooh! I found it. Right there,” I said, pointing to the hoopty. “The gold rims were a nice touch. I bet you even put hydraulics on it, didn’t you?”


Harley finally let out the laugh he’d been biting back. It was deep and raspy and made my insides tingle. “You’re getting warmer,” he said. “It’s actually on hydraulics right now.” Harley lifted an oil-smudged finger and pointed to the matte black sex machine above my head.

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BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write stories about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about it.


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Review for Dragon Got Your Tongue by Julia Mills - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Book 24 in the Dragon Guard series. The books can be read as stand-alone stories, but it is advisable to read them in order to get the most enjoyment from the series.

Take one fed-up Queen of the lions, add one foolhardy Dragon Guardsman then mix-in the wildest matchmaker in the universe and you’ve got a rollercoaster ride of mayhem, mischief and mate-trimony.

Savannah’s tried everything to find the mate she’s meant to spend her life with and quite frankly, she’d rather be declawed than meet another crazy male cat.

Hayes’ clan is full of lovebirds instead of dragons and be honest, he’s disgusted by the whole damn thing.
But Fate won’t be denied…right?

When her Pride is threatened and his Clan is called in to help, there’ll be more than flying fur and soaring scales.

This Queen has met her match and she’ll get no say in the matter.
After all, her Dragon’s got her Tongue…


MY REVIEW -

Love Julia Mills' stories! Fun, Sweet, Sexy, quick reads! Love her dragon shifters! In Dragon Got Your Tongue, we also get some lion shifters! Savannah is the Queen of her pride, and after her parents were murdered, she had to become Queen at an young age, so she hasn't taken much time for herself, so she ends up asking a matchmaker to help her find her soul mate. Hayes has also been in contact with the matchmaker, and is in search of his soul mate. Once these 2 meet, it's very passionate, very quickly! Since there are both already shifters, and know about the whole soul mate thing, these 2 don't waste any time! Loved the mystery with who is messing with Savannah's pride, and enjoyed the action, and all of the characters. The only thing weird was that the matchmaker thing wasn't really mentioned very much after the beginning. I always enjoy Julia Mills' stories, so I'll definitely continue to read more by her!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Review for Split-Second Lifetime by Denise Kahn - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -


On a business trip from the U.S. to Paris, Jebby meets Dodi on a flight. Jebby is an ethnomusicologist, and Dodi is an international photographer. They are immediately attracted to each other, but from the very first moment Dodi triggers what seems like past life memories for Jebby of a poignant and passionate time they shared together. As Jebby tries to figure out if she is “losing it” or if past lives really do exist, they embark on a path of adventure and romance where lifetimes and cultures interweave in modern day Paris, Uzbekistan, and in the old Southwest. Jebby and Dodi live their unusually diverse and rich adventure and romance, surrounded by an international cast and superb musicians. At the same time Jebby discovers where the Hopi originated from, that death is not a finality, love transcends lifetimes, and music is eternal.



MY REVIEW -

This a really interesting story, that isn't the usual type of thing I read, but I really enjoyed the story! This book deals with love through time, and the characters are on a wonderful journey through Uzbekistan, where they meet some interesting people in their quest to discover some unique music. This story has a lot of heart, and I found the story wonderful. The only that hit weird with me was some things in the end that I felt took me too much out of the story, but overall, I enjoyed this book. I listened to the audio version of this book, and the recording isn't the best, but as the story progresses I enjoyed the listening experience. The narrators do other accents, which I think they both did a great job with, so in the end, I liked the listening experience.

Review for The Soul's Allegiance by Wendy Knight, which is part of the Fire and Fantasy boxset - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Mystical Lands. Epic Adventure. Enchanting Characters.

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Embark on sweeping adventures alongside fiery dragons, mystical mermaids, enchanted faeries, warring witches, demons, elves, and sword-wielding heroes as they face forces of evil and fight for the fate of their worlds!

With over a million words of original Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, and Sword and Sorcery Fantasy from more than twenty bestselling and award winning authors, prepare to lose yourself in the high-stakes fates of lovers, heroes, and villains.

UNLEASH THE MAGIC IN FIRE & FANTASY and enter the worlds of the most creative fantasy authors when you PreOrder Today!

Including exclusive material from the following authors:
Award-Winning author CK Dawn
USA Today bestselling author Alicia Rades
Michelle Lynn and Michelle Bryan
Award-Winning authors Yelena Casale & Tina Moss
Kindle Scout Winner Cassandra Sky West
Kris Austen Radcliffe
Award- Winning author Jessica Cage
Sharon Rose Mayes
Award-Winning author Wendy Knight
D.N. Leo
Izzy Shows
Kassandra Lynn
Steve Turnbull
Award-Winning author Charlene A. Wilson
Eileen Enwright Hodgetts
Award-Winning author Meg Xuemei X
Jason Paul Rice
Joss Dey
Axelle Chandler
JC Kang
Samuel Stokes
Frost Kay


MY REVIEW -

So far, this review is only for Wendy Knight's story, The Soul's Allegiance

This is an enjoyable book for this series, you should definitely read the first book in this series, as this one has spoilers for that book. In this book, we get the POV from Navi's friends, Konstanz and Bryson, this book shows their thoughts during some of the events that took place in book one, and we get to see how Konstanz and Bryson's relationship developed into more despite Bryson feeling an infatuation with Navi. There is some rehashing of the events in the first book, but I enjoyed getting a better understanding of Bryson and Konstanz because they weren't exactly my favorites after reading book one, The Soul's Agent. I was really ticked at Konstanz for interfering in Navi and Alec's relationship, and I was also ticked at Bryson for being a douche at times, so I liked getting to see more of where they were coming from, so I could root for them more. I will admit that I enjoy Navi and Alec as characters more, but I stilled enjoyed the progression of the romance between Konstanz and Bryson, and these two have some cute moments. Fun read for anyone who enjoyed the first book, and of course, Wendy Knight's writing is on point! This book still has some of the action that the first book does, and keeps me wanting to keep on reading! This is a wonderful series, and I want more!

Review for Keeper by Amy Daws - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

They were best friends until they became roommates.
Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own.
As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention.
Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University.
Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker’s youth. She has been replaced by a stunning woman with secrets. Secrets that Booker is desperate to know.
Sharing a bedroom wall with your best friend from childhood quickly turns to anything but sweet and innocent.


MY REVIEW -

Keeper was really great! Love the friends to lovers, second-chance romance scenario! This is a really cute story! Booker and Poppy are adorable together! I loved that they've been best friends since they were little kids, it just adds to the depth of their connection. I loved that Booker wasn't a womanizer like his brothers, and he was such a sweetie! I loved Poppy's quirkiness too! It's great when the Harris family all gets together, it makes for some fun times! Amy Daws does a wonderful job of infusing humor into her writing that just adds to my enjoyment while reading her books! Really loving this series, and I'm excited for Gareth Harris' story! Love a gruff leading man!

Monday, September 11, 2017

RELEASE DAY FOR SPEED BY BB EASTON!!!!! So Much Love For BB's books!!! Check out these teasers and the GIVEAWAY!!! And Check out my review in the post under this one!!






Today is the release day blitz for Speed by BB Easton! Check it out and grab your copy today!



Title: SPEED

Author: BB Easton

Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Day: September 11th



About Speed


Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her bestselling, award-winning memoir, 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone! SPEED is the second book in the 44 Chapters spin-off series—a gritty, taboo love triangle overflowing with dark humor and tangible teen angst. It is based on a true story.


After her possessive, psychopathic, rage-fueled ex, Knight, joins the Marines, sixteen-year-old BB is left trying, and failing, to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. It isn't until she meets Harley James—an easy-going, tattooed mechanic with a face as angelic as his habits are sinful—that she learns how to live again. How to laugh again. But will she learn to love again?


Over Knight’s dead body.


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It was love at first sight. A late ‘60s Mustang fastback body style, matte black paint job, matte black rims, blacked out windows, and a massive open-air scoop on the hood. It looked like something straight out of Mad Max.


“Can I help you with somethin’?”


I turned and met the amused stare of a broad shouldered, baby-faced, blue-eyed mechanic. His dirty-blond hair was pushed back in a messy pompadour. His forearms were covered in hot rod tattoos. His pouty bottom lip was pierced. And his name was embroidered on the A&J Auto Body shirt hugging his hard chest.


Hellooo, Harley.


“Sorry,” I sputtered. “I know I’m probably not supposed to be back here, but I…” I looked back up at the beast on the lift and a deep longing seized my chest. “I just can’t leave her.”


Harley—if that was even his real name—chuckled and said, “So, you like the ladies, huh?”


“What? No!” I snapped.


“Good.” The mechanic smiled, and the twinkle in his mischievous blue eyes reminded me just how much I liked boys.


Trying to bring the subject back to cars and away from my sexual orientation, I looked around the garage and pointed to my faded black hatchback on the farthest lift. “I drive the baby version of this.”


Harley glanced over at my most prized possession and nodded in approval. “Five-oh, huh? Not bad. Manual or automatic?”


“Manual,” I groaned.


“No shit? Your boyfriend teach you how to drive that thing?”


“No,” I said, letting my mouth hang open in pretend offense.


“Ah,” Harley nodded. “You met him after you got the car.”


“I don’t have a boyfriend,” I said, rolling my eyes. I had to bite the insides of my cheeks to keep from smiling. God, he was cute. The guy had a face like James Dean and a body like Dean Cain. And that accent. Living in the south, Southern accents are a dime a dozen, but Harley’s was just subtle enough to be cute. Cute, cute, cute.


Harley smirked at me and asked, “Your old man must be a car guy then, huh?”


“You got me,” I smiled. “I’ve been hoarding all his old Muscle Car magazines since I was a kid. I used to cut out all the Mustang pictures and tape them to my bedroom walls, but the tape fucked up the sheetrock so my mom bought one of those clear plastic shower curtains with the photo pockets and—”


Harley held up a hand to silence me. “I’m gonna have to stop you right there,” he beamed, “’cause right now all I can picture is you in the shower and I’m pretty sure I’m not gonna be able to process another word you say.”


Oh my God!


I could feel the prickly heat of a blush creeping up my neck. I bit the insides of my cheeks to keep my face from splitting open into a blotchy, big-toothed grin caused by his sexy little comment had caused. This guy, Harley, had to be in his early twenties, he was fiiiine as hell, and he was flirting with me.


Having no idea how to respond to that, I tried again to change the subject. “So, what do you drive?”


“Hmm…” Harley tilted his head and smirked. “Why don’t you take a guess?”


Oh, we’re playing games now. Okay…


I tapped my lips with my fingertips and eyed him, thinking hard.


“You strike me as a…Volkswagen Beetle kinda guy.”


Harley almost laughed, then quickly scowled, trying to look offended.


“No? Oh, I got it. PT Cruiser.”


Harley pursed his ample lips, fighting back a grin.


“Wood-paneled Pinto?”


That one had him wrinkling his nose in genuine horror.


“Oh, I know—it’s a trick question! You drive a Vespa!”


Snort.


I was running out of ideas, so I looked around the shop and spotted a ‘64 Impala lowrider. “Ooh! I found it. Right there,” I said, pointing to the hoopty. “The gold rims were a nice touch. I bet you even put hydraulics on it, didn’t you?”


Harley finally let out the laugh he’d been biting back. It was deep and raspy and made my insides tingle. “You’re getting warmer,” he said. “It’s actually on hydraulics right now.” Harley lifted an oil-smudged finger and pointed to the matte black sex machine above my head.

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About the Author




BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write stories about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about it.


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Review for Speed by BB Easton - 5 out of 5!



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her bestselling, award-winning memoir, 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone! SPEED is the second book in the 44 Chapters spin-off series—a gritty, taboo love triangle overflowing with dark humor and tangible teen angst. It is based on a true story.

After her possessive, psychopathic, rage-fueled ex, Knight, joins the Marines, sixteen-year-old BB is left trying, and failing, to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. It isn't until she meets Harley James—an easy-going, tattooed mechanic with a face as angelic as his habits are sinful—that she learns how to live again. How to laugh again. But will she learn to love again?

Over Knight’s dead body.

*Due to excessive profanity, violence, graphic sexual content, and themes of juvenile drug use and delinquency, this book is not intended for—and should probably be completely hidden from—anyone under the age of eighteen.


MY REVIEW -

Love, Love, Love, Love! Love BB's writing! Love Knight! Love the romance! Love the rawness! This is Harley's book, but really for me this is still Knight's book. Ahhh Knight, I love him so much! I devour every word from him in this book! I may or may not have searched out his name on my Kindle before I started reading Speed because I couldn't wait to see how he's doing! He's adorably sweet with how much he cares for and loves BB, and despite knowing that Knight and BB just weren't meant to have their happily ever after, I still hold hope for this sweetly intense couple to be together forever! But alas, my heart will forever ache for Knight. Knight may not be for everybody, but he's definitely for me. You should totally read Skin before reading this book, so you can have the full story. BB Easton's writing is raw and passionate, and I adore how she tells a story. I love her humor! Speed starts off where Skin ended, BB's heart is broken because Knight has joined the Marines, and she misses him terribly. BB ends up meeting a new bad boy, Harley comes into BB's life bringing her some much needed levity after the intense relationship she had with Knight. Harley is a bit older than BB, a tattooed, sexy mechanic, who has a bit of a reputation, but BB is instantly attracted, and grasps at this opportunity to block out the pain she has been feeling. Fast cars and hot men! Lots of fun! Lots of sexy times! Now these sexy times aren't tame, so be prepared for some kinktastic, dirty sex! Now Harley doesn't hold a candle to Knight for me, but woah boy! the way BB describes him definitely gives me some sexy thoughts, but BB definitely deserves someone as devoted to her as Knight, so Harley, despite his sexy ways, just didn't touch my heart. I'm so sad that I now have to wait until the next book to get my fix! I'll just have to re-read Skin and Speed! Definitely read this uniquely wonderful story!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Review for Sugar and Spice by RE Hargrave - 3 out of 5



SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -

Lacey Harrison has been dealt an unexpected hand in life: being a single mom. With her father's help and that of the residents at Royal Hills Nursing Home, she thrives and goes on to become a successful baker. She is content with her life but knows that she and her daughter Candy are missing something. Will things change for the better when Trent Childress moves into town and adds some spice to her sugar?


MY REVIEW -

This is an okay story. It's all pretty basic, there's not much character development and the characters are all rather flat. This is an easy, wholesome. I listened to the audio version, and the narrator did a decent job with the story, and he had a nice tone. I went with a 3 stars because the story does have some interesting moments, and it is a cute story. Lacey is a single mother, who finds new love with Trent. The setting is a small town, which is fun to hear about, and I liked the side characters. I was hoping there would be some angst with Lacey's ex, but I was disappointed with that. So yeah, this is a very quick read that doesn't go to deeply into the story.