Sunday, January 21, 2018

💖 BOOK REVIEWS FOR THE WEEK 💖
📚  01/21/2018 📚 



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Tempted By Darkness (Eternally Mated Book 6) by Valerie Twombly








🔥🔥And so it begins🔥🔥
I have been waiting for Tegan's story - if there was ever a character that deserved an HEA it is him.
That being said I dropped a star because I felt this was more of a "bridge" story than Tegan's - Yeah I could be a bit biased and quite possibly the idea that he had to share his story with the introduction of - oh wait I can't tell you- 😤No spoilers
Tegan is a magnificent package of strength, devotion, and sacrifice - He has already lost so much in his life and he never falters when it comes to caring for those he loves and coins "friends"
After losing his mate Ana he has closed his heart to the idea of ever loving another - though that devotion is about to be tested.
Sent on an assignment he is to watch and evaluate the dangers if any a new species poses to humanity. He can do this assignment, it is only for a little while and it is only "pretend". Right?
Rhea is such an innocent, you can not help but love the girl. She is a complete mirror to Tegan and they compliment each other perfectly. She is assigned as Tegan's partner for this "mission". She is placed in a position that is quite questionable - Will she follow orders even if it goes against everything she believes or will she fall from grace?
As always a lot of action, all your favorite characters and some new ones as well
There are a lot of "OMG" and "No, this can't happen" moments that will leave you at times cringing and other times completely unprepared for the fallout that follows
I read a complimentary copy of this book, it is book six in the series - I have read and own the rest of the series - and I can say with complete authority 😉 this is a must read series!

Prime (Riftkeepers Book 1) by Carrie Whitethorne et al.





🦋Imaginative characters and an innovative plotline made this one of my top reads for the new year
🔮And the world building absolutely enchanting - a total delight to engage in something so unique
Whitehorne presented me with a new twist on some old myths.
And the leading men - Yeah, I am claiming more than one - Though this is Callan's story I am eagerly looking forward to his brother's, as well as Dane's - They, were such fun secondary characters in this story
I do not want to do spoilers - even the smallest slip might ruin some really great scenes that will have you gripping your reader for strength - There are some major twists and plot lines that you do not see coming - Who do you trust?
It was a bit hard at times to decide who I wanted to put my faith in - the protective instinct of a mother carried over for me in this story. Just hold out hope that all is not as you perceive.
This is one of those reads that had me going back and forth about the writing style - I liked the way Charlotte had conversations with herself - let's be honest most of us do it - but at times it threw me off - kind of a "huh?" thought that occasionally occurred that just did not fit with how her personality had been portrayed, or so it was for me.
I am looking forward to more from this series -


Scoundrels & Scotch (Top Shelf Book 3) by Alta Hensley







I had high hopes for Drayton and his perfect dolls especially following Harley's story -though in all fairness it is possible that nothing would come close to satisfying me after reading that story - so it could just be my own expectations were very high
Drayton though could be the perfect book boyfriend - he is extraordinarily creative, a tad eccentric and completely and wholly all Alpha male .. Oh and what that man's mind can devise - panty melting
I enjoyed Ivy to a degree - she is a strong heroine, something that is necessary to be Drayton's personal doll - She is loyal to a fault and a bit naive-which may be where I had trouble connecting with her character
The art was fantastic 😉 and I am looking forward to where this goes after everything that has happened - yes there is bad guys and evil plots and some heartbreak in this one but it is all necessary to get our HEA
This for me was more of a sweet love story - yes it still had its dark elements but it wasn't a wow for me - also I felt we were missing some information regarding background and details within scenes.
I am sure I am going to be in the minority with this review
Would I recommend it - Absolutely
This is currently available in Kindle Unlimited



The Tied Man (The Tied Man, #1)The Tied Man by Tabitha McGowan

The Tied Man No Spoilers
Heartbreaking
Sadistic
Emotional
I saw this on Kindle Unlimited and had heard previously it was a worthy read.
Turns out it was most definitely one of the best reads I have the pleasure of indulging in, this story does play on some darker subject matters -
so not for the faint of heart.
I found myself cringing in absolute horror and agony quite a few times throughout this story -
for me it wasn't the scene taking place at the time (though some are quite graphic) it was the emotional pitch that drove me over the edge.
McGowan was able to bring the characters to life in a way that as a reader I was there -
I could literally feel the emotional cries of anguish and disbelief that trapped our characters
every time Blaine reared her ugly head
This is one of those that will haunt you long after you leave it's pages




Alien Alphas: Twenty-Three Naughty Sci-Fi Romance NovellasAlien Alphas: Twenty-Three Naughty Sci-Fi Romance Novellas by Grace Goodwin


Before you click - if kidnapping - pet play - discipline- slavery - extra appendages - inter-species relationships or the dark waters of dubious consent is not your cup of tea then this is not the collection for you
🐾Becoming a Private Pet by Ivy Barrett
This one started out edgy- definitely do not like Lord Troyln - Kate wakes up tied to a table a bit groggy believing she is in a hospital - that is until they begin testing her - She refuses to submit to these barbarians and soon finds herself @$$ over end being disciplined - Jexton is recruited to train the new pet - can Kate let go and submit or will she be thrown to the brothels to be played with until broken?
💎Fated Possession by Cari Silverwood
This was a delicious story - Blue escapes her captives only to land in the hands of Sassik - He is on a journey of self-discovery and intends to sell Blue, that is after he has trained her in the delicate art of submission of course- this is a carnal and suspenseful journey that may leave you a bit drenched - This takes place in the world of Silverwood's Possession series
🐙Strangeways by Addison Cain
If you love flowers then this one is for you (you will get the reference when you journey into the story) Lots of extra bits in this story and some food for thought as well - as always a very titillating and twisted love story as only Cain can accomplish.
There are so many eccentric and erotic adult stories in this collection, many of which border or cross into the area of dark , but all are just a bit kinky and perverted and the best part is it is currently on sale! 😊


Pulse (The Luminous Rock Series #1)Pulse by K.E. Osborn


🎸Ladies and Gentleman open your books for PULSE!🎸
(I couldn't resist)
This is the first time I have read a story with an all-female band, it was a lot of fun seeing everything in reverse. I really never thought about male groupies
Effa is definitely mother earth's child - she is easy going and connected to the energy around her- she is also the lead singer and second guitarist
After an incident with their lighting tech, the manager brings Merc in with the hopes of getting the nightmare PR swept away and the girls back on top.
Merc is all about organization and control, in this world it is necessary if you want to be the best
You know what they say about opposites attracting? Effa and Merc are oil and water - this leads to some funny as well as emotional moments
There is a lot of energy and camaraderie flowing within the pages of this story, the only negative for me was the connection between our two lead characters just didn't click for me - Not that it wasn't there or plausible - for me something was missing
The supporting characters are just as vibrant as the lead and definitely, have me curious about their future stories
There are little twists and jealousies that affect the happiness of our band of merrymakers (not telling) but as always Karma has a way of sorting things out
It ends on a cliffhanger but book two is scheduled for Feb so just breathe-- In... Out. You got this
I checked this out in Kindle Unlimited

Art of Forgiveness (Stern Family Saga, #2)Art of Forgiveness by Monique Orgeron


Orgeron does it again - A Heartfelt and emotional story that will captivate you from it's opening scene to the closing
This is a second chance romance and it is a bit of an emotional ride
Avery is the victim of lifetime of emotional abuse leaving her apprehensive in the trust department
An unexpected event lands Avery in Liam's path
But his past improprieties leave Avery wanting nothing to do
with him.
Can Avery find her inner strength and blossom into the woman she was meant to be?
Will Liam find a way to earn back the woman he loves?
It can be read as a standalone though it is book two in The Stern Family Saga
I read a copy via Kindle Unlimited

Forever My Girl #MovieBlitz







Title: Forever My Girl 
Author: Heidi McLaughlin 
Production Company: Roadside Flix 
In theaters on January 19, 2018

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Official Movie Trailer


FOREVER MY GIRL will release in theaters on January 19, 2018

I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. 

I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I’ve poured my soul into my music, but I’ve never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile. 

And now I’m going back. After ten years. I hope I can explain that after all this time. I still want her to be my forever girl.

Official Teaser

 



Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers. 

Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot. 

When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games. 

Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Roth, in theaters January 19, 2018. 

To stay connected with Heidi visit www.facebook.com/authorheidimclaughlin  or heidimclaughlin.com

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

#Pulse #KEOsborn #RockstarRomance #KindleUnlimted

Title: Pulse
Series: The Luminous Rock Series #1
Author: K.E. Osborn
Genre: Rockstar Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2018

“I am officially hooked on this new series and cannot wait for the next book.” - Nerdy, Dirty & Flirty “KE Osborn doesn't let her readers down with this new series if this book is anything to go by!” - Robyn Corcoran “...this book captured my heart and soul from page 1 !! This was a FANTASTIC BOOK !!” - Kim (Goodreads)
She makes my pulse race. From the moment I laid eyes on her in that ridiculous giraffe onesie, I knew this girl would rock my world. Effa’s the lead singer of the world-famous rock band, Luminous. And I’m their new lighting tech, Kaden ‘Mercs’ Mercury. Going on tour with an all-female rock band would be simple you’d think, but these girls aren’t an easy push-over. All the while things back home are taking a turn for the worse, and I’m losing a battle of my own that might come back to bite me on the ass if I’m not careful. My only distraction from the ensuing chaos – a bubbly blonde lead singer, destined to brighten my life. But with an all-male backup band, tensions are bound to run high when jealousy flares, and lines are blurred. She sets my pulse racing, but am I enough to kickstart her heart? 

Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.
Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry and get completely enveloped in the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t consider doing anything else.

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