Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Perfect Passion by Piper Kay

A Perfect Passion by Piper Kay
Hot Press Ink
December 30, 2013
Kindle Edition
Estimated 149 pages
Gay Romance

    For Damien, passion brings ecstasy, betrayal and danger that almost cost him his life. At the lowest point in his life, he discovers that true passion and loyalty have been staring him in the face all along. There is one problem he must surmount first, Dax is straight and carries a lot of baggage. What neither of them realize is that sometimes passion can also bring healing. That is if one is brave enough to take the first step. In a perfect passion, one must be willing to take the risk.

         This was my first gay romance novel. I won't lie it took me a bit to really get into it. Which had nothing to do with the author or the writing or anything and all to do with me. Now that I have that out of the way let's begin.

              I loved how she had Aaron as a crazy stalker ex. It brought a sense of realism to the novel. I hate books that have a break up for whatever reason and they stay friends or its no big deal. However, Piper didn't do that. she showed the other side to a break up the more than likely to happen side. Where one person is pissed, so pissed they become a crazy stalker. That happened to be Aaron. He didn't take the break-up with Damien so well and oddly enough I loved that factor.

                      I was a bit iffy on the relationship/introductions to Damien and Dax building a relationship. It was to "fantasy world" for me. I do not know many, if any at all, guys that would act the way Dax did when Damien started to kiss him. Most guys I know would freak out. Another thing is how quickly they went from "I don't want a relationship" to lets see where this goes was a bit fast. I felt the book could have been longer and really build that relationship instead of jumping right to the sex.

                  Now on to the sex. I was unsure how I would feel about a gay sex scene in a book. I didn't know how the author would portray it or write it. However, the very first sex scene you really got the feel that Dax was new to that lifestyle and that Damien would ease him into it. It wasn't rushed like most sex scenes are in novels. To me that made it seem more like a real life scenario. The only thing about the sex scenes I didn't like was how after the first time there was no awkward stage. That to me ruined the realism of the sex scene.

                 All in all this was a good novel. I would definitely suggest if you want to try a gay romance novel definitely use this one.

Rating: 4/5


Thursday, March 20, 2014


Well I am back. My son's surgery went great and recovery has been great. During that time I finished a couple books and owe you all some reviews. Those will come as I have time for them. The Facebook page has been having some great fun with all the takeovers and still have several days left.
Be sure to get on over there and give it like to see all the fun giveaways End of Story, Next Book Facebook Page

I hope all has been well with you guys.!!!!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Son's surgery, Facebook Page, Takeover Bonanza

      Well, my 6 month old son has open heart surgery this Tuesday. Tomorrow is his pre-op day beginning at 7:45 am PST. I will be posting reviews when I can. I will be in the future planning to have cover reveals and author takeovers on the blog however, for the time duration of my son's surgery and recovery it will be just reviews. With that being said the blog has a facebook page.
Just click here to access it and like the page. From the 10th-24th will be what I am calling the Takeover Bonanza. There is going to be at least an author a day taking over the facebook page and doing giveaways or whatever they like. So be sure to like the page for all the fun. :)


Below is a look at who all is going to be at the Takeover Bonanza: If you see an open spot and want to partake just message the facebook page.

March 10th
-6p-9p CST-- DeLaine Roberts from Indie Romance Author Chicks

March 11th
-6-9p PST-= Author Kim Carmichael

March 12th
7-9p EST-- Author Aleatha Romig

March 13th
ALL DAY-- Lakrysa Jefferson

March 14th
ALL DAY-- Author V.E. Avance

March 15th
12p-3p EST--- Author Faith S Lynn

March 16th

March 17th
4-6p(timezone unknown) --Author Sarah Robinson
7-9p EST --Author AJ Harmon

March 18th

March 19th
ALL DAY-- Author Sara Mack

March 20th
7-9p EST--  Author Azure Boone and Kenra Daniels

March 21st
9a-Noon CST-- AJ Neust

March 22nd
9a-noon MST-- Author Esmeralda Hernandez

March 23rd
8-10a PST-- Author Fifi Flowers

March 24th
6-9p CST -- Author Mindy Mymudes

The Dysfunctional Test by Kelly Moran

The Dysfunctional Test by Kelly Moran
Samhain Publishing, LTD
September 24, 2013
Kindle Edition
Estimated 274 pages

You are cordially challenged to a test of true love.
Growing up in her large, crazy Serbian family, Camryn Covic became an expert at shutting down her emotions in order to maintain her sanity. But when she loses her apartment, her job and her boyfriend all in one day, she hits her breaking point.
Worse, if her family finds out she’s single again, her sister’s upcoming wedding will be a disaster. The bride-to-be has a plan, though. A plan that involves an old friend, a pretend relationship…and the probability of ending up in a padded cell. This time for real.
Troy Lanske agreed to the crazy plan only because, when he was a lonely foster child, Camryn was his lifeline. But she isn’t the idealistic girl he remembers. She’s become so jaded that she doesn’t even believe in love anymore.
He sets out to restore her faith in happily-ever-afters, but his plan backfires when the fake relationship begins to feel all too real. Falling for the one woman he can’t have could mean losing more than just his honorary family. He could lose everything.
Warning: Contains a Playgirl-material hero and a woman who thinks she couldn’t be any more wrong for him. Enter one “Big Fat Overly Romantic Serbian Family”. Sit back and watch the magic happen. Enjoy!


           Where do I even begin for this book. I was hooked from page one. Camryn and Troy have that relationship you where you get all giddy when they start to realize things and then get all mad when they want to act against it or try to prevent it. I absolutely loved this book.

        A little more in depth look into my mind and this book. For the characters I felt they were all really well defined. Camryn definitely came off to me as someone who is a bit uptight and never strayed from what she defined as normal or her routine. Troy was definitely a bit more relaxed and enjoyed life. His struggles from his childhood and how they affect him at present age came off nicely. You could always feel the sexual tension and love both Troy and Camryn had for each other but were scared to admit it. Camryn's family was really funny to watch how they did things. There was something for each member you could probably point out and find in your own family. They were a grade A normal psycho family.

          I loved that at the begin of each chapter there was a "Life Lesson According to Camryn". I screen capped every single one and made this collage of them. I have no problem putting it on here because you can't read them all and it's really not a spoiler in my mind. The quotes really don't give away the story line.
           I loved seeing how sentimental Camryn and Troy were to each other. Bringing back memories from their childhood to help each other grow and learn. This book really was highly loved by me and I would be all for a sequel showing where Camryn and Troy's life takes them. Hell, a short story on their wedding would be even entertaining with how Camryn's family is. I highly suggest EVERYONE read this book especially if you love ROMANCE BOOKS.

Rating: 5/5