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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

***REVIEW*** Dark Velvet by Lisa Carlisle

Title: Dark Velvet
Author: Lisa Carlisle
Series: Chateau Seductions

Grad student Savannah Evans is thrilled to be accepted as a resident to a prestigious art colony. Where else would she be able to focus on her craft of writing poetry in a setting like that of the medieval-styled castle? The remote New England island is a respite from her hectic city life. When she meets her benefactor, a mysterious French sculptor, her expectations for carefree days writing near the ocean are distracted by unprofessional fantasies about her sponsor. 

Antoine Chevalier built Les Beaux Arts on DeRoche Island to bring purpose back to an existence that has lost meaning. He’s wandered the earth for decades and finds solace in returning to art. When Savannah applies for a residency, something about her words touches him. After her arrival, a physical attraction grows between them, which he struggles against. She deserves more than someone of his kind. 

Antoine proposes they become lovers during her stay. But the situation turns complicated when Savannah discovers his secret. She had suspicions about his identity, but finds the truth overwhelming. Consumed by her desire for Antoine and faced with a tough decision, she is blind to the danger that has arrived at DeRoche Island. 

New adult erotic romance (18+) 

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USA Today bestselling author Lisa Carlisle loves stories with dark, brooding heroes and independent heroines. She’s honored to be a multi-published author writing in different genres since she’s wanted to be a writer since the sixth grade. For much of her professional career, she’s written non-fiction — but she’s discovered writing romance is the most fun. Her romances have been named Top Picks at Night Owl Reviews and All Romance Ebooks.

When she was younger, she worked in a variety of jobs, moving to various countries. She backpacked alone through Europe, and lived in Paris before returning to the U.S. She owned a bookstore for a few years as she loves to read. She’s now married to a fantastic man, and they have two kids, a cat, and many fish. 

When you first start reading this book, you are really set aside by the amount of detail the author puts into the surroundings and characters. I was quite surprised how fast this book moved. 

This book is very unique in that the platform for romance is quite dark even for being such a light-hearted romance. I was a little disappointed that the romance didn't go further than it did in the beginning but I guess that is the whole point of suspense.
There were some twists thrown in there that I hope the author continues with in the coming books as I would like to see where they go.
All in all, this was a really good read. The story moved really fast and the book is a fast read. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

***COVER COVET*** Alexa Crushed by T.R. Cupak

Title: Alexa Crushed
Author: T.R. Cupak (Alexa Crushed #1)
Publication date: May 20th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Alexa Morgan lost her mother when she was two. At eighteen, her father and stepmother died when a devastating earthquake hit the Bay Area. Only one person has remained a constant in her life: Devin.
Devin has been Alexa’s best friend since childhood. The two are inseparable—or they were until Devin declared his love for her at sixteen. When Alexa can offer him only friendship in return, Devin retreats, brokenhearted.
Alexa, on the other hand, longs for Ethan, the boy next door. Four years older than her, and with an ever-changing roster of girlfriends, Ethan is everything Devin isn’t: wild, sensual, and unpredictable.
In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, Ethan makes his move on Alexa, who reciprocates in a confused whirl of grief and desire. When Ethan leaves town shortly after, Devin comes back into Alexa’s life, offering support and expecting nothing in return.
Alexa begins to see the advantages of Devin’s quiet, stable love. But just as her feelings for her old friend begin to blossom, Ethan returns. Now Alexa must choose—the perfect boyfriend or the wild, thrilling bad boy. It’s a choice that changes her life forever.

T.R. Cupak was born and raised in the suburbs of a Bay Area city in California. She was the closet nerd who hid her love of reading and writing short stories and poetry when she was younger. Back then it wasn’t considered cool to be into those types of activities for pleasure, whereas today you have TV shows, movies and books that glamourize that being a nerd is actually cool.
T. lives in a quiet, little, country town south of where she grew up. She is happily married to an amazing man who supports her in everything she does and spoils her rotten. They have a crazy little Shih Tzu named Harley. He's their fur-baby and even though he’s a pain in the arse most days, they love the little guy. She has an obsession with cars, especially fast ones. She enjoys her music louder than anyone should. Admittedly it’s to drown out hearing her own singing voice, or lack thereof. When she’s not at work or busy writing you can find her curled up reading a book on her Kindle with a glass of wine or Dirty Shirley.
T. lost touch with her creative side and stepped off the path of all things written in her early twenties. Six years ago, her passion for reading was rekindled. She began to utilize reading as a way to escape everyday chaos. Late 2013 she began journal writing. After a couple of months of journaling T. realized that this form of writing wasn't keeping her interest nor was it helping her to relax. After that realization settled in she changed the direction of her writing. Her creative aspirations were flowing once again and she happily embraced it. As her fingers started to dance across her keyboard she began to see her fictional characters begin to breathe life. Writing was only supposed to be a way for the new author to relax, but a story was born and T.R. Cupak is excited to be releasing her self-published debut novel, Alexa Crushed.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

***COVER REVEAL*** Sweet on Wilde by Fabiola Francisco


Sweet on Wilde

Fabiola Francisco

Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 7, 2015



Eight months ago, I made a deal with my best friend. This wasn't your typical pact. No, we had to take a different route. The deal was that if we were still single by fall, we would join online dating. Yes…now I am that girl. Just me, though, because she met a guy and saved herself from the awkwardness of dating people you meet via the Internet.
Cheesy pick up lines.
Inappropriate messages.
Disaster dates.
I don’t want to be "Savannah, profile 8713," but a pinky promise is a promise you keep. What I wasn’t counting on was meeting a guy at the local bar.
So what happens when you decide to open yourself up to new opportunities? You might just cross paths with someone who makes you believe in love. Parker Wilde brought out the best in me and understood the worst, but when an amazing opportunity presents itself and our lives take different directions, is being sweet on Wilde enough for us?


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Monday, May 11, 2015

***REVIEW*** Rapture at Midnight by Isobelle Cate

Title: Rapture at Midnight
Author: Isobelle Cate
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 163 pages
Series: The Cynn Cruors Bloodline Series

Book 1 in The Cynn Cruors Bloodline Series 

There is an on-going war between two breeds of immortal warriors who carry human, vampire, and werewolf blood, the Cynn Cruor and the Scatha Cruor. The Cynn Cruor wants to live in harmony with the human race. The Scatha Cruor wants to enslave them. Finn Qualtrough, a Cynn Cruor warrior is on a mission to find Dac Valerian, the leader of the Scatha Cruor responsible for the deaths of many, including his parents. When he pursues three Scatha warriors who can lead him to Dac, he happens upon a woman who awakens a desire within Quinn to claim her as his own. 
She is the very essence of his immortal life. 
Eirene Spence is an insomniac and a computer genius who loves walking in the park at midnight. She stumbles upon the Scatha Cruor and is almost killed until a handsome stranger rescues her. His touch ignites a hunger inside her that only he can satisfy. 
He is her soul. 
By some twist of fate, one of Eirene’s clients is Dac Valerian. She is able to tell Finn and the rest of the Cynn Cruor where Dac is hiding. Now Dac wants her dead. 
Will Finn be able to keep Eirene alive and at the same time fulfill his mission? Will Eirene’s wish to be part of Finn’s life come true knowing that he is destined for someone else? 
*Warning: intended for mature audiences 18+

When I first started reading this book, I really got into the whole backstory of it. There was a lot of detail put into the surroundings and even the dialect of the persons speaking. I was really impressed.

The idea behind the book is really impressing as well. Mixing two different genes to create a totally new one is a really good idea. It reminds me of "Underworld" and I am a HUGE fan of those movies. I was really excited to delve into this book. The author does a great job of making you feel like you are watching everything happen before your eyes. Her story-telling skills are excellent.

This book does get very hot and steamy right off the bat! There is not a long wait for something to start happening. My only concern with this book is that after Finn meets Eirene, the story begins to take a different turn. There is a lot of emphesis put on the relationship between the two and not so much the story line I originally thought I was getting a glimpse at. Not that I don't LOVE a good steamy romance, but the idea that the author has come up with is magnificent! I want to know more about this secret society!

All in all, I give this book a solid 4 stars. I believe it could have been 5 stars if there was more emphasis on the plot and not their love lives, I do look forward to reading book 2 in this series. I would recommend it for anyone who can't get enough steamy scenes!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

***COVER REVEAL*** Skilled by S. Reynolds


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Skilled by S. Reynolds

Available for individual purchase June 3, 2015

He’s Armed…She’s Dangerous

Chloe Justice grew up on American soil and in Old World China. When she witnesses her best friend’s murder, her life takes a drastic turn. Chloe dedicates her life to tracking her friend’s killer, and honing her own skills.

Detective Demin Delandre’ is having zero luck closing the homicide cases crossing his desk. When he unexpectedly stumbles upon the first and only piece of evidence in one of his cases, his ethics and heart are at odds.