Thursday, April 30, 2015

Playing Dirty (Monkey Business Trio #1) by C. L. Parker


For fans of Bared to You and Beautiful Bastard comes the start of an irresistible new erotic romance series in which competition is the ultimate seduction.

Shaw Matthews plays to win, and he intends to snag a coveted partnership at San Diego's hottest sports agency by signing America's top athlete. Only one woman stands in his way: rival agent Cassidy Whalen. But eliminating the competition will be Shaw's pleasure when he concocts an ingenious plan to seduce Cassidy and show the beautiful ballbreaker who's the better man for the job. That is, until Cassidy turns the tables—and their steamy encounters start breaking all the rules.

Cassidy has worked hard to make it in a man's cutthroat arena, and she isn't going down without a fight, not even against the six-two alpha hunk whose rock-hard body awakens desires she's never known before. As Cassidy shares night after night of unending passion with Shaw, the game begins to change. Now Cassidy stands to lose everything—unless a fiery contest of wills can become a winning proposition for two people who keep raising the stakes.

Playing Dirty is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

My Review

Holy crap did I enjoy this book people!! It had all the action and excitement never left me wondering what the heck was going always had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who was going to win the contract! I love their competitiveness, it really added something to the book. I was fanning my face during most of the sex scenes too let me tell ya lol. I think I have read maybe one or two of this authors books before and I am being honest when I say this was the best out of them! 

When Shaw's past comes in to play and Cassidy finally finds out why he is the way he is I got a little sad for him. All he had to do to succeed is impressive but she was right he is playing at being someone other than who he is. But he was also right that she is too. The other HUGE secret that comes out is....well ....HUGE!!! I totally didn't see it coming so kudos to the author for keeping me on my toes lol. 

Overall I am rating this one in at a whopping four hearts and I cannot wait to read the next installment since this one left me hanging and made me impatient haha. 

Loving the Beast by Sky Warren



The sexy journey began in Beauty Touched the Beast and continued in the Beauty series. Now read the breathtaking conclusion in this epilogue novella...

Since their forbidden beginning, Erin and Blake's relationship has been marked by deep sensuality and intense emotion. Each challenge only makes them stronger, and Blake is ready to take his new fiance to meet his family.

Home holds secrets for them both. A dark legacy threatens everything they've worked to build. When old debt comes between them, both Blake and Erin must fight to protect each other--and their love.

Books in the Beauty series:
1. Beauty Touched the Beast
2. Beneath the Beauty
3. Broken Beauty
4. Beauty Becomes You

And now the sexy ever after... Loving the Beast: A Beauty Epilogue.

My Review

Oh how I enjoyed this book. I really liked the way the story has been going for awhile now and I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to review this book by the author. The story has continued with our characters now being engaged and they are about to be making a trip to meet his parents. We find out a horrible thing that happened when Erin is confronted by Blake's mother and we also find out a bit more about Erin's mother. I am concerned that Blake is continuously having the nightmares and doing nothing really about them. That is not something to take lightly and I do hope they leave him soon, he has been though so much and he deserves to be happy. I love how he finally has let loose and we know how he really is. Erin seemed to love it lol. The ending was sweet and sexy all in one. I am rating this book in at four hearts!!!

Jealousy by Jenna Galicki

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Jenna Galicki is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. She volunteers with God's Love We Deliver, delivering meals to people with HIV and AIDS and other life threatening illnesses.  She actively raises money and participates in AIDS Walk New York and is a proud sponsor of Children International.
She lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and two dogs. She's a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. Elaborate stories and fictional characters are her constant companions. When she's not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.
Jealousy, a stand-alone novel
He's the shoulder she leans on.
He worships her.
She shields and protects him.
He watches over her.
They're soul mates for life.
They're not lovers; they're best friends.
Their struggle to find someone who can handle their intense bond is met with a roller coaster of raw emotion, loyalty and heartache.
Follow their journey to find love.

Hailed as Will and Grace meets Sex and the City, two best friends, a straight woman and a gay man, struggle to find someone to love as much as they love each other.
When Heather Cooper married Peter, she thought that she had finally found someone who could handle the inseparable bond she shares with her gay best friend, Justin Perrotta.  It's only a matter of time, however, before jealousy rears its ugly head and Peter's true feelings emerge.  He starts drinking and his erratic behavior threatens their marriage.

Burned by an ex-boyfriend, Justin refuses to open his heart to love again.  Wild relationships and one night stands leave him lonely and unfulfilled, even though he will not admit it.  He finds love when he least expects it, but his fear of commitment threatens to ruin the best thing that has ever happened to him.
My Review
  I loved the Prologue and how we get to look into the past. I have always loved authors that give us that brief glimpse into the past and actually dedicate part of the book to helping us understand the back story  on some or all of the characters. 

While I have read other books by this author I had not had the privilege of reading this one and so when offered the opportunity I jumped in headfirst and with no hesitations. Now while I totally loved the book, I have to say that all the issues that arise from Justin and Heather not being able to explain their relationship in a way that everyone would be able to understand is a little bit silly lol. I do however love how she jumps to the defense of her best friend when she feels he needs it, but at times I want to say " Chill out chica!" lol .

I honestly have to say I knew something would end up happening with her husband eapically with the way Justin is always in their life. Other than that, the book is really quite good and draws you into the story.  I was quite sad when it ended lol. The author has a way with words and can have you almost there in the book with the characters instead of just reading it. 

Overall a great read!! Check it out!! Four Stars all the way!!

Other books by Jenna Galicki
Radical Rock Stars Series:
The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book One)
Between A Rock and A Hard Place (Radical Rock Stars Book 2)    
Punk Rock Resurrection (Radical Rock Stars Book 3)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Author: Brandy Jellum
Title: This One’s For You
Publication Date: June 2015
Publisher: Booktrope
All alone in a new state, Brennan Daniels has only the memories of her best friend, Reagan, to keep her company as she starts college. Reagan is the reason for everything Brennan does—before she died, she made Brennan promise to stay good until she found a man worth keeping. No boys, no dating, and definitely no falling in love—those were the rules for college, and Brennan carved them into the brick walls guarding her heart…
But there’s a fire burning behind those walls, and when Brennan meets Owen Scott, the (mysterious) new guy across the hall, she can’t deny the pull between them. He is everything she should never want. Everyone warns her to stay away—even Owen himself—but the heart wants what the heart wants, even if it knows that it’s going to get hurt—even if it means throwing old promises to new flames…

Author Bio:
Brandy’s passion for writing began long before she actually sat down to write. As a child, she has had an obsession with reading, everything from the classic stories by Jane Austen to YA Fiction by Richelle Mead. Finally, in 2012, she decided to create her own stories for people to fall in love with. Brandy bounces back and forth writing both Romance and Young Adult Fiction (which is mainly just for fun).

At the beginning of 2014, Brandy signed a contract with publishing company Booktrope. She is very excited about the next chapter of her life and cannot wait to share her books and passion with readers.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found chasing after her husband, her four children and her black lab, Diesel. Or curled up on her favorite corner of the couch with her newest book.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Travels With Penny by David Alan Morrison

Travels Cover Title: Travels with Penny
Author: David Alan Morrison
Publication Date: April 2015
Publisher: Booktrope

Two things flashed through my mind when I opened the door to the sex shop to find my mother standing in front of the display case talking to a tall salesman wearing a leather harness, jock strap and a dog collar. The first was, "Oh, crap." The second was, "I hate when Dad's right."

Following the sudden death of his father, a single, middle-aged gay guy struggles with his own mortality be reminiscing about the travels with his gregarious mother. It is a look at the transformation of the baffling, complex relationship between children and their parents.

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Dave Morrison (CI & CT, NIC-A, SC:L, NAD-5). Dave received his A.A. in ASL/ENG Interpreting from L.A. Pierce College in 1989. In 2000, he obtained his M.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Kentucky. He has interpreted in a variety of venues, from the courtroom to funerals to underwater conservation forums. As an actor, he has been seen on stage, TV and film. He is currently an adjunct instructor of Drama at Skagit Valley College and works with local theatres as a director, actor and instructor.
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Rise (Cold Mark #4) by Scarlett Dawn

OMG Scarlett picks up right where the last one left off and without any problems brings us right back into the story.  I personally couldn't believe how long poor Jax and Braita had to wait to find out their fates, but I loved the drama and descriptions of what happens while they wait lol. When Rule steps into the picture I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. ...I actually liked the basted lol...but I loved the outcome. ..Totally rocked! Also new character ..Geo...yummy. I guess the more violent they are the better I love em'!! I am so impatient right now awaiting the next installment that I physically threatened the author.....not that I would really do it shake her till the words for the next book come spewing out!  I rated Rise in at 5 hearts because I love how the story is coming along and even though the outcome is up In the air at this point I'm curious what will happen!!!

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Say My Name


SAY MY NAME (Stark International #1)
by J. Kenner
Erotic Romance
Published on April 7th, 2015
I never let anyone get too close—but he’s the only man who’s ever made me feel alive.
Meeting Jackson Steele was a shock to my senses. Confident and commanding, he could take charge of any room . . . or any woman. And Jackson wanted me. The mere sight of him took my breath away, and his touch made me break all my rules.
Our bond was immediate, our passion untamed. I wanted to surrender completely to his kiss, but I couldn’t risk his knowing the truth about my past. Yet Jackson carried secrets too, and in our desire we found our escape, pushing our boundaries as far as they could go.
Learning to trust is never easy. In my mind, I knew I should run. But in my heart, I never felt a fire this strong—and it could either save me or scorch me forever.
Say My Name is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing. JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for him.” A three time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries. In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.



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Baited by Ali Parker April 7

Title: Baited (3 Part Serial)
Author: Ali Parker (
Publication Date: April 20, 2015
Rebecca Martin has achieved most things one might hope to by thirty. She is a successful business owner, drives a nice car and is wrapping up the details on a custom built home on the lake. The only thing she is missing is someone to share her accomplishments with.
One man has never been far from her thoughts – Kade McMillian, but his return to town after far too many years of chasing his dreams couldn’t be more poorly timed.
With a younger man demanding Rebecca attention at the office, she has to decide between reconstructing a relationship from her past or diving in deep to something new and seemingly forbidden.
Trust what you know or step out and hope that you don’t end up Baited …