Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lost Until You

Lost Until You (The Sorrentino Brother Series Book 1)
By: JR Grant
Self Published
Release Date: Nov. 22, 2014
Approximately 304 pages
Kindle Edition

Synopsis: 

They had it all.There wasn't anything they could do to make their lives better.Their relationship was thriving.Their daughter was perfect. And the adoration they had for one another was indescribable.They were surrounded by family and friends who loved them unconditionally.
There wasn't a time Brax and Jazz lived with any regret, until Jazz started digging into her past.And now the happy life they once shared, has crumbled before their eyes, forcing their family through a whirlwind of emotions and pain.
What do you do if your marriage gets hit with the one thing you’d never expect?
Can you stand the test of time and move forward as one?
Or would you throw away everything you've spent years building, because it’s the moral thing to do?
Relationships are handed different obstacles to face, but in this case, two people are left pondering what society says is correct.
If you love someone with your whole heart, more than anything in the world, they become worth the fight.
They are lost until you.

Book One
The Sorrentino Brothers Series
Brax and Jazz's Story

***Contains sexual content and strong language. Mature readers age 18+*** 

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Review:

Brax and Jazz had it all...I was hoping this story would be unicorns and puppy dogs throughout the book.  I wanted to watch this couple, this family to have it all, perfection.

I enjoy the interaction between the Sorrentino family brothers and their parents.  They surely had a lot of fun when they were together.  Jazz has always wanted this family and now she had it.  Nothing could ruin it, right? So many families are torn apart, to see a family that is as strong as the Sorrentino's was refreshing.

What anyone could possibly think could ruin this family, will NEVER guess the twist in this story.  Jazz's life is turned upside down and I am not sure how she will ever come back from it.

I enjoyed the twists and turns of this story.  I was a little disappointed in Jazz's reaction to the news. She was a dedicated wife and mother, I would have never thought she would handle this bump, maybe mountain, in the road, by running away. I am not sure how someone would handle this situation, but with her dedication and love for her family, I would have never expected her to just leave her family behind.  However, I also have no idea what she could do to "get over" this.

Can this unbelievable love between Brax and Jazz keep this family, a family?

The author has the ability to write a story that brings you into the story was remarkable.  She is detailed in her descriptions of the surroundings and feelings of each characters.

I look forward to reading about more of the Sorrentino Brothers.

Rating:
3.5/5 stars

An ARC was received for an honest review.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

'TIL DEATH by Bella Jewel - Release Day Blitz




Title: 'Til Death: Volume One
Series: 'Til Death #1
Author: Bella Jewel
 Release Date: November 25, 2014


Synopsis


They say there's a fine line between love and hate.

There is.

I married a douchebag.

I didn't know it at the time.

He came in like a handsome stranger and blew me off my feet.

I fell madly in love, like the naive girl I am.

Then he left me high and dry.

Turns out, I was nothing more than a business plan for billionaire playboy, Marcus Tandem.

He needed to be married in order to obtain his grandfathers business, and I was the poor victim in his path.

I believed in what we had, until the truth reared its ugly head.

I never meant anything to Marcus. Not a damned thing.

With my world spinning on its axis, the girl I once was has long since died.

Instead he left me as this empty, emotionless shell.

I may have made a vow before God to love and cherish him ‘Til Death do we part, but it’s time for me to give back to Marcus, exactly what he gave me.

He has to pay.

And pay he will.



*This is part of a two book series and it will contain a HEA – Readers over 18+








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Review

Ahhhhh....Bella Jewel has gotten me...hook, line and sinker.
I enjoyed the back and forth of the story... the now and then!  We also have a dual POV in this book which is one of my favorite ways to read a book.  So many times we are wondering what the other characters are thinking, but Marcus and Katia keep the story going. 

We see the relationship of Marcus and Katia from the start.  Marcus seems to be the cold hearted man he wants everyone to see, but as the book continues, we find, he really does have a heart...maybe. Katia is a naive woman, who just wants to love and be loved by her husband which isn't a lot to ask, is it?

Marcus has his motives and as time goes on, you see the transformation and it's so nice to see.  The twists and turns in this book will make you drop your kindle and so "What the HELL"!  Bella kept me reading to see how this twist would affect the relationship between Marcus and Katia.

The sex scenes in this book are steamy and hot...Bella isn't kidding when she says 18+ for this book.  My kindle may be overheated a few times while reading. 

Just hoping that the next book comes out soon because there is on helluva cliffhanger at the end of the book!

Rating: 3.5/5 







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Author Bio


Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.


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The World: According to Rachel
by: Layne Harper
Self Published
Release Date: November 25, 2014
280 pages
Kindle Edition 


A heartbeat away from the President is where White House Chief of Staff Rachael Early spends almost every waking minute of every day. She’s sacrificed everything to be in this position including her chance at love, or so she thinks. But, if you ask her, all of her dreams have come true. Graham Jackson is a teacher and coach at the President’s son’s school. Graham met Rachael when he was a staffer during the campaign – a chance meeting that Rachael does not remember. However, her rally speech inspired the next seven years of his career. They’re pushed together by the First Family. Rachael’s world shifts on its axis, and she is left to figure out her new future. What happens next is a journey of self-discovery, learning how to be a partner in a relationship, and redefining what it means to have it all.
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Thank you Stephanie S. for guest blogging for this review!

We were introduced to Rachel in the Infinity Series. She is Charlie’s best friend. Rachel is a pixie power house, an alpha woman! She is driven and knows what she wants and will not let anything get in her way – not a man, a marriage or anything else can take her off of her path. She sets off to start her career after graduating from Texas A&M and then the Warton School of Business at Penn both with honors. She begins her career working for Senator Jones starting right alongside him as he is elected Senator and stays with him as he becomes President Jones. Her long hours and hard work pay off as she becomes the White House Chief of Staff; not only the youngest but the first female Chief of Staff. She has now reached a point where her life is going to change. In one year her job will end when the new administration comes in. She meets Graham who teaches history and lacrosse at the school the president’s son attends. Graham is not like any of the men Rachel has known.
I exit my home-away-from-home, and make my way through the White House. This is a very familiar walk for me.
“Good evening, ma’am,” Samuel says as I near the double doors he’s guarding. I like him. He’s about the size of a house, poker-faced, and does his job—well. That’s a huge positive in my eyes. Finding people who are good at what they do is a rarity.
“Samuel.” I nod in his direction as I stop in front of the entrance to the First Family’s private living quarters. “The President and First Lady are expecting me.”
“Yes, ma’am,” he confirms as he double-checks the typed list. “Just a moment. There’s another guest who’ll be here shortly.”
“Oh, okay,” I reply a bit perplexed. I’m not usually kept waiting. Glancing at my watch, I note that I’m right on time—nine o’clock.
“Hi,” a confused male voice says behind me. “Is this where I’m supposed to be? This place is a maze.”
“Graham Jackson?” Samuel asks.
“Yes,” the voice replies.
The smell of Ivory soap with a hint of woodsy cologne causes me to turn my head just enough to check out the man entering my peripheral vision.
This guy is way too pretty.
He offers me his hand when he arrives at the double doors. “Graham Jackson. I’m Drake’s lacrosse coach and history teacher.” He looks like he should be starring on some contrived soap opera instead of teaching and coaching high school kids. He’s wearing dark jeans that appear to have been painted on his body. I might actually see the outline of his thigh muscles. His white, tucked-in Brooks Brothers polo accentuates his dark olive complexion. His wavy mahogany hair falls nicely against his prominent cheekbones, and shows off his strong jaw. He’s maybe in his early thirties, or he could be in his late twenties.
But then he smiles. His clear blue eyes light up, and one single dimple appears under his right eye. Is this guy for real? Something that I’ve learned in my thirty-eight years on this planet is if they’re pretty, they’re either gay or way too high maintenance for my taste.
“Rachael Early, White House Chief of Staff,” I reply as I shake his hand. I bet all his female students have had at least one wet dream starring their history teacher.
“I know,” he says with a shy smile and a dip of his chin. “I watch and read the news. You’re better looking in person.”
For some reason, I find his comment, or maybe it’s how he delivers it, disarming, and I laugh. “Usually, I hear, ‘I thought you were taller.’ I’ll definitely take better looking.”
And so it begins…..Rachel and Graham have amazing chemistry. Graham is sexy, confident, charming, sweet and very naughty. He wants it all with her. Rachel finds she can’t be with Graham the way she has been with other men (physical release only). She starts to question herself and her decisions. Were her sacrifices worth it?
So life gets all in the way! We get to see glimpses of Colin & Charlie and even Aiden! My heart was in my throat in the last chapter! I was yelling at my Kindle!
And so now I must wait….for Graham’s story…..

Rating: 5/5 Stars
You don’t have to read the Infinity Series to read this book but I would suggest reading it at some point.
Facebook: Layne Harper-Author

Monday, November 24, 2014

Maybe Not - A Novella

Maybe Not

By Colleen Hoover
Published by: Atria Books
Release date: November 24, 2014
129 pages

Kindle Edition

Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday, brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?

Maybe.

Maybe not.

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Who doesn't love surprises?


This is what I thought when Colleen announced this surprise novella...So darn excited!!

Colleen Hoover has done it again. This time with the fun and quirky relationship between Warren and Bridgette (from Maybe Someday fame)...In Maybe Someday we got a glimpse of the relationship between Warren and Bridgette and this book will explain it all!

This book is not a continuation of Maybe Someday, but is written during the same timeline...we even see a few scenes with Ridge, Sydney and Maggie.

You will, I am not even exaggerating, you will LAUGH OUT LOUD! You will also swoon, smile, maybe shed a tear and your stomach will get butterflies at the sweet moments between Bridgette and Warren. 

Some of the questions that may have come up in your mind while reading Maybe Someday...who is Bridget?  How did she come about being a roommate if no one really knows her?  Why is she always so angry? Why is she such a bitch? Colleen has brilliantly answered all those questions int his fun, sweet and steamy novella. 

The steamy sexy scenes between them are unlike the Colleen Hoover scenes you are used to from her. We saw a little hint of the sexy side of Colleen Hoover in Ugly Love, but ummmmm...this book they are even steamier! Another amazing read by Colleen Hoover, but I never expected anything less!
And don't worry, their is some serious pranking going on in the book!!

Thank you Colleen for this present.  Feel free to release these novella's whenever the mood strikes you! 

Rating: 5/5


Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/pvzyggr

Yesterday's Half Truths

Yesterday's Half Truths (Carolina Days Book 2)
By Carey Heywood
Self Published
November 24, 2014
Kindle Edition

Synopsis
She never thought it would go this far.

It started out so innocently, but now has taken on a life of its own. Problem is, Lindsay Palmer doesn't know how to stop. Even worse, she doesn't want to stop. Her daily deceit has become both her greatest pleasure and deepest shame. Thousands of people love her, but would they if they knew the truth.

A simple favor for his baby sister brings Lindsay into Luke Jamieson's life. There's something about this girl that keeps her on his mind hours and days after each time they meet. Now here he is, falling in love with a liar. All he wants is for her to let him in, and maybe together he can lead her out of the cage of her own construction.

Will the truth set her free, or have her lies already destroyed everything?

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Carey Heywood is another one of the authors I had the opportunity to meet at Romance Riot in NYC.  Prior to going to NYC I had a goal to read at least one book by each of the authors and I am so glad I did. When the opportunity to read and ARC of this book, I jumped at the chance.

I actually read this book without even looking at the synopsis. I just jumped right in.  

We are introduced to Lindsay, a super cool and chic fashion blogger.  She has a secret. From the outside, she’s just like a lot of my friends. I have many Facebook friends that I have never met, but I can relate to.  She has become a fashion blogger with quite a following.  She is contacted by a high school nemesis and invited to the class reunion.  She is on a mission to attend but with her quirks will she be able to get herself there and feel comfortable? Her thoughts are not unlike many women, this one included.  Learning to love yourself, inside and out, is just one of the lessons that Lindsay learns. (I need to do this myself!)



I don’t want to get too far into what Lindsay’s secret is because I don’t want to ruin it for you.

We meet Luke, the loveable personal trainer brother of one of Lindsay’s few inner circle.  Luke is your normal guy (who happens to be absolutely gorgeous) who has nothing but Lindsay’s best interest at heart. He slowly but surely gets Lindsay to trust him.  He may be a bit pushy at times (well, at least Lindsay thinks he is), but his reasoning behind caring is not full of an agenda, he truly wants whats best for her.  He is one of the truest, most genuine characters I have read in a book in a while.  We are always reading about the alpha males but the nice boy next door is my favorite character to read about.




I think this book is such a refreshing change to the normal alpha-male-saves-the-damsel-in-distress book that has flooded the market.  This book has a serious undertone with laughter, smiles, tears and genuine friendship woven throughout it. 

Rating: 4/5 stars

An ARC was received for an honest review.

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Her books are full of emotion, humor and steam. She is inspired by everyday fairy tales. Her leading men are guys you might bump into at the grocery store; teachers, mechanics, and website designers. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.

www.careyheywood.com
info@careyheywood.com

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

SKIP TO THE GOOD PART

Skip to the Good Part
by:Raine Miller (Author), Kendall Ryan (Author), K. Bromberg (Author), Carly Phillips (Author), Denise Grover Swank (Author), S. L. Scott (Author), Christine Bell (Author), Rebecca Shea (Author), Andrea Smith (Author), Magan Vernon (Author), Kristie Cook (Author), Nevaeh Lee (Author), Michelle Lynn (Author), Alessandra Thomas (Author), Selena Laurence (Author), Heidi Joy Tretheway (Author, Editor), Elizabeth Briggs (Author), Meghan March (Author), Taylor Michaels (Author), K.B. Nelson (Author), Elise Covert (Author)
Published by: Jasper Ridge Press
Release date: November 20,2014

synopsis:
Find your next red-hot read in this sizzling collection of sexy scenes
99¢ only through release week—regularly $2.99

Skip to the Good Part: 20 Authors Reveal Their Steamiest Scenes offers face-fanning romance and tie-me-up sizzle (and everything in between) from top authors including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers.

The collection features a British alpha who wants to turn a good girl bad, a woman realizing her impetuous marriage to a stripper isn’t all bad, a bad boy boxer who could use a large dose of sexual healing, a carnie who has found new and inventive uses for fun house mirrors, and a rocker who wants to woo the girl who got away: his high school sweetheart.

Read 20 of the best steamy scenes in contemporary romance and erotic romance today. This 250-page collection will get your blood pumping, your heart racing, and your skin tingling—you’re sure to discover a new favorite.
Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers.

New York Times best-selling authors:
Raine Miller
Kendall Ryan
K. Bromberg
Carly Phillips
Denise Grover Swank
S.L. Scott

USA Today best-selling authors:
Christine Bell
Rebecca Shea
Andrea Smith

Featuring:
Magan Vernon
Kristie Cook
Nevaeh Lee & Michelle Lynn
Alessandra Thomas
Selena Laurence
Heidi Joy Tretheway
Elizabeth Briggs
Meghan March
Taylor Michaels
K.B. Nelson
Elise Covert





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What can I say about a book with 20 hot and steamy love scenes? Well, it's exactly what it says it is. 
20 pretty amazing authors have compiles some the hottest scenes they have ever written.

And well, they delivered.  A few of the authors I have read and enjoyed re-visting with them (IE: Colton and Riley- I could read the Driven Series over and over again).  I also enjoyed having the chance to read some authors that I have never read before.  A few of my favorites were Rebecca Shea - Landon and Reagan surely got my kindle steaming up!!  I have already one clicked Undone (and Unbreakable because Undone was book two, and honestly, I one clicked book 3, because Rebecca Shea has captured my attention with the one scene in this book! Denise Grover Swank grabbed my attention too.

My only concern with the book was that I was thrown into a story and I became attached, and many of the scenes were from books from a series.  I have so many books on my TBR list that now it has grown exponentially! 

I believe that these anthologies are meant to introduce readers to new authors and to remind us why we like other authors. I enjoyed being able to read some different authors I might not have otherwise read.

Brilliant idea Jasper Ridge Press!!

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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LIGHT SHADOWS RELEASE DAY BLITZ, REVIEW OF THE DARK LIGHT SERIES AND GIVEAWAY

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                       Blurb

Twenty-one years ago, Gabriella's life was stolen from her before it even began.

Orphaned at birth and encompassed in a fortress of lies to protect her identity, she never truly understood her purpose on this earth. But now that she has ascended, embracing her destiny, the ghosts of her past have come back to haunt her.

Even with insurmountable power running through her veins, part of Gabriella is irreparably broken. And with old enemies working to destroy the tiny shred of normalcy she has left, she'll be forced to face the ugly truth about Dorian, the man she chose to love despite his darkness.

Everything she loved is a lie, and everyone she thought she knew is a stranger. And now that Gabriella is about to be thrust into the battle of her life, she discovers that she may be fighting for the wrong side.

*This is book 3 of The Dark Light Series, the highly anticipated conclusion to Gabriella and Dorian's beautifully tragic love story.

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                       Excerpt


Without warning, we’re on the bed, wisps of charcoal vapors swirling around our bodies. I’m flat on my back with Dorian hovering over me, watching, waiting for his influence to overtake my consciousness. While his body doesn’t touch mine, his mind—his beautiful-fucking-mind—begins to infiltrate every part of me. Sliding over the surface of my skin, so soft and light, like the silkiest feather. Pinching my sensitive nipples and raking down my belly. Igniting heat between my thighs until my panties are damp with desire.

I feel him all over me—teasing my pleasure points with his phantom touches. He moves in closer, so close that our lips nearly meet, yet he still won’t kiss me. He still won’t let me taste the sweet longing that is undoubtedly tempting his tongue. I lift my head to take it from him only to find that I am bound to the bed, completely under his control.

I’ve been here before. I’ve been under Dorian’s spell enough times to know how this will play out. He’s a man of dominating control, and today has been nothing short of chaos. He’s taking it back. He’s taking me back.

“Touch me,” I beg, my voice breathless with agony.

“No.” His eyes spark with white fire on that single word, showing the torment of his restraint.

“Please,” I whimper. “I need you to touch me. I need to feel you.”

“You feel me now,” he rasps.

“No. That’s not enough.”

“Oh? Not enough?” Pressure spikes in my core and I cry out as sensation snakes through my swollen sex. He doesn’t move, but I feel him there—touching, licking, even biting. Soft and hard, hot and wet, all at the same time.

“I can feel you throbbing, Gabriella. It hurts, doesn’t it?”

“Yes.” My voice is an intelligible squeak. It does hurt, yet it feels oh-so-incredibly good. Dorian’s pain is the most potent form of pleasure.

“I feel the hardness of your nipples—how they ache to be licked and sucked. You want me to do that, Gabriella? You want me cover your nipples with my mouth and run my tongue over them? You want me to squeeze them between my teeth right before I suck them, baby?”

“Yes, Dorian,” I manage through a sob.

“And when I’m done teasing your nipples, you want me to run my tongue down…” Another jolt of electricity stings my sensitive flesh. “…down…down…until it meets that soft, sweet place that hurts you so bad? You want me to kiss it and make it better?”

I try to nod through the haze of lust and agony, but I can’t move. I can only feel him owning my body in the most delicious way.



 Review for Light Shadows

This may be one of the hardest reviews I have ever written.  I have said a few times now, I don't read paranormal.  I guess I need to just change my statement on that.  I guess I DO READ paranormal because in one week I DEVOURED all four books in this series.  The conclusion, Light Shadows was nothing like I thought it would be.  It had me on the end of my seat...always.  Honestly, I admit I spent more than a few minutes on a few occasions, sitting in my car reading. I couldn't put it down.  I will also admit, I texted a friend who read the book too to vent.  This book has twists and turns but all of which I followed and wasn't confused.  I have found with a few of the paranormal or sci-fi books, I find myself confused...a lot. 
Syreeta Jennings was introduced to me with her book Taint.  The cover grabbed me and I HAD to read it.  This book's cover did the same.  It's beautiful but it was the relationship between Dorian, Gabriella and Nico that solidified my love of this series.  Of all the books in the series, this was my favorite.  I cried, I laughed (usually at something Nico said) and I held my breath for more than a few chapters.  
This review isn't complete without giving SL Jenning's a standing ovation for her ability to write some of the sexiest, most compassionate, hot, panty soaking love scenes that I have ever had the privilege of reading....holy moly, girl, YOU are the Queen!  
Gabrielle said it best when she said

"Naked. Dorian Skotos, the god of f*ck hot, is naked with bedhead"
The image of that in my head is absolutely x-rated and thank you for that mental image SL Jennings! 

I don't give 5 stars to really anyone, well maybe occasionally. I am going to go out on a limb and give this book a ROUSING 5 out of 5 stars...I am a SL Jennings reader for life.  If she choose to publish her latest shopping list, I think I would buy it...don't miss out on this amazing conclusion to a series that now sits in the top 5 of all series for me!
Rating: 5/5

An ARC was received for an honest review

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Dark Light

(Dark Light #1)

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Synopsis

Love. Sex. Magic.

Before her 20th birthday, Gabriella was pretty much clueless about all three. In love with her best guy friend since the age of 14 and too crass and intimidating for most of the male population of Colorado Springs, love and good sex were virtually a myth.

And then there’s magic. Freakin’ magic. There’s no way that legend could have a place in her less than exciting life. So why after twenty years of utter obscurity do her adopted parents hit her with the ton of bricks that is her true identity? And how the heck is she supposed to accept all this and become what she was truly created to be?

Lucky for Gabs, sexy as sin Dorian is more than equipped to help her embrace these new revelations. And while everything about him feels oh so good, she soon learns that there’s more behind his crystal blue eyes, chiseled body and exotic beauty. Something dark, menacing and downright unnatural. Yet Gabs is in way too deep to even try to turn away from him now.

Dark Light, Book 1 of the Dark Light Series, is the raw, emotional story of a young woman’s journey of self-discovery in a world that was not meant for her. And her scorching hot, lip-biting addiction for the man she can’t deny, no matter the cost.
*Contains strong adult content.
  


Review of Dark Light 

I am sorry to say that I have had this book on my kindle since January.  I am not sure how this happened.  I am sure someone said to me to read it and I was not 100% sure about reading a paranormal book.

I am currently kicking myself that I have waited this long to meet Dorian and the bad ass that is Gabriella!  At times Gabiella is a bit dense, but I honestly don't think she is as clueless as she seems at time.  I think her feelings for Dorian have her mind so clouded, she doesn't see what's obviously in front of her.  

Gabriella was a "normal" 20 year old girl until she met, Dorian.  A tall dark handsome stranger who will change her life forever. 
"Maybe Dorian really is a creeper.  A ridiculously sexy, alluring, gorgeous creeper that I wouldn't mind being accosted by in a dark alley"
Dorian has this hold over Gabriella, but as the book progresses, we see that Gabriella also has a hold over Dorian.  This isn't a one sided relationship.  They are drawn to each other.  In their worlds, that shouldn't be happening.

And Dorian can sweet talk like no other...
"I want to take my time with you.  Torture you slowly.  I'm going to savor every second of you undoing."
**Picks self up off floor**

I have said it already, but SL Jennings is a master at writing love scenes, they are intimate, raw, hot, sexy, dirty and no holding back.  I almost need a moment after reading them myself.

Rating: 4/5 stars

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The Dark Prince

Dark Light #2

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Synopsis

Dorian Skotos is Dark. And although that brand of sheer, unrelenting evil is a direct threat to her life, Gabriella is tragically in love with him.

Gabriella knew it was all too good to be true. The way his touch radiated electricity right to her core, the way his ice blue eyes somehow made panties drop involuntarily, how his sexy half-smile crumbled the barriers around her heart…Dorian was extraordinary in every way.

She ignored the alarm bells for the sake of pleasure and a little slice of peace from her mixed-up life. She thought that whatever he was, she could help him. Maybe even change him. But now that the proof of Dorian’s true identity and what he was sent for is staring her in the face, Gabriella can’t deny the inevitable. And confronting that truth could very well slaughter more than just her fragile heart.

***Intended for readers 17+ for sizzling hot sex, violence & language.

                           Review of 
                      The Dark Prince

Gabriella knows who and what Dorian is, but her love for him is too strong to make her turn away.  This book was a roller coaster.  Love, hate, light, dark...it's all in there.

In The Dark Prince we meet, Nikolai.  The charming younger brother of Dorian.  We see a friendship begin between Gabriella and Nikolai. He is an arrogant, fun loving, and loyal friend and brother.

Gabriella needs to trust Dorian and it becomes harder and harder as their time together is jeopardized.  As her ascension nears, she needs Dorian but he is unable to be the one their for her.  We see Niko become that one go-to person.

My heart breaks for Gabriella and Dorian in this book but their love is not what is meant to be and being together may not be the best for everyone.

There is again, so super hot sexy scenes, more violence than the 1st book but it's necessary to the story to show the seriousness of the situation between Dorian and Gabriella and the Dark and the Light...


Rating: 4/5



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Nikolai

A Dark Light Novella

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Synopsis
We met Nikolai in The Dark Prince (Dark Light #2). Now learn his story...

Two centuries ago, I clawed my way into a world of immorality, filth and destruction. A world seething with secrets and lies, both mortal and immortal.

Complete and utter Darkness.

I know we’re supposed to be inherently evil, but something inside me refuses to fully believe our legends. Something that calls out for more…calls out for her.

But there are rules. Rules that control the balance of nature. And if broken, it could destroy everything I’ve ever known. It could destroy me.

I am Nikolai Skotos, son of Stavros and Delia, and brother of Dorian, the heir of the Dark throne. I am one of the most powerful Dark forces to have ever walked this earth.

And I once was lost.
Now, I’m about to give it all up for the girl that found me.

*Recommended for mature readers only due to scorching hot sex scenes, explicit violence & Niko's potty mouth.


    Review of Nikolai

Nikolai is a novella and sometimes I think readers think they are little, after thoughts but this novella is vital to the series.

In this book, we learn about Niko, what makes him!  Once you read this you will understand why he is the way he is.  Prior to this novella I was all about Dorian. After reading Nikolai, there is a special place in my heart for this dark and tortured man.
Amelie was his one love and he will always be changed for knowing her.  In The Dark Prince he's a smart mouthed, man-whoring, arrogant boy.  But in Nikolai we meet the man beneath the hard exterior.
"Amelie was my dream.  She was my life.  My Love. My reason to breathe."

Rating: 4/5 stars



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S.L. Jennings is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, reality TV junkie, obsessive coffee drinker and collector of crazy.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What's Left of Us- Review & Giveaway

What's Left of Us
By Amanda Maxlyn
Self Published on Nov. 14, 2014
228 pages
Kindle Edition


Synopsis

The heartwarming conclusion to What's Left of Me.
 Love found me three years ago.
 I’m cancer free, happily married to the love of my life, and working toward my dream career.
 Our life is complete. Perfect, really.
 Or is it?

I’ve always wanted a family of my own, but never dreamed I could have one. Now Parker’s ready to make my dream our reality. But sometimes our dreams are haunted by our deepest fears. Fears of failure, having a child, and in our case … death. How do I help the person I love get over his fear when I’m still trying to overcome that same fear myself?

Together we must learn What’s Left of Us.

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Back in March I purchased ticket to go to Romance Riot in NYC...I only knew of a few authors that would be there, but I made it my GOAL, to try and read at least one book from each author. So prior to heading to NYC,  I downloaded  WHAT'S LEFT OF ME...and she got me...I couldn't wait to read the next step in Parker and Aundrea's love story.

When the opportunity came about to get an ARC of this book, I was ecstatic.   Amanda was so gracious to allow me this opportunity and I will forever be thankful for reading this book.

I am a reader, I read about 2-3 books a week.  I have read so many books that all meld together in my head but this book, has seared my heart and mind.

With the past they had that's all I wanted was a happily ever after for Aundrea and Parker.  But what I love about this book is that isn't not ALL unicorns and puppy dogs.  It's raw, it's honest and I think Amanda has left a piece of her heart in this book.

In What's Left of Me, we find that Parker is so in love with Aundrea but in this book, his LIFE is Aundrea.

Parker
"Aundrea, I was taught that when you find the person you're meant to be with, you should do everything in your power to keep them.  spend every day of your life proving to them that they're worth it.  Your're always by my side, helping me, wanting to protect me, and showing me that I can be the best man possible.  Together, we've started to build a life that means something to us, and I want the next chapter of it to start here,"



Aundrea is a strong woman who has been through so much.  Unfortunately, life isn't always fair.  She is often unsure of her strength, but with Parker by her side, she can do anything and survive anything.

"I've lived a life that would make anyone afraid.  Afraid of life, love - even hope.  There is nothing I've faced that I didn't think I could overcome. Until now..."

I hope everyone gets a chance to read this book and see that real love exists in books.  It's not insta-love, all sex, all the time.  Don't get me wrong, Parker and Aundrea have some steamy scenes but it's not what this book is ALL about.  Thank you again Amanda for sharing your love for Parker and Aundrea and giving us this amazing, thoughtful and beautiful story,


So, people, PLEASE take the time to read this beautiful conclusion to an amazing love story. 

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

An ARC was received for an honest review.


About the Author: 

I am the mother of two little boys, married to the love of my life, and living in one of the smallest towns in Minnesota. When I’m not chasing or cleaning up after my boys (yes, all three), I can be found writing or snuggled up with my kindle, a glass of wine, and spending time with my fictional friends and family.
I am first and foremost an avid reader! I love to read anything romance from paranormal, young/new adult, contemporary, and even yes, (wide eyes) erotic/BDSM.



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