Sunday, February 1, 2015


Consume Me by Ryan Michele

4 Stars

I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is the third book in The Ravage MC series.  It is a standalone but there are characters and situations from the previous books in the story.  Be prepared to lose some sleep when you start this book because you won't want to put it down until the end.  

Blaze is hiding from a bad past.  After her mother's death she escaped and is running from her step father and brother.  Princess gives her a new identity and a job stripping at Club X.  Blaze keeps to herself and lets no one in.  Her story is her secret.  She graduates from college, buys a home and makes friends with Angel and Princess.

Tug is dealing with a secret in his past and trying to adapt to civilian life after the military.  The Ravage MC has become his family and home.  He is still a prospect in hopes of becoming a member.  He sets his sites on Blaze and is determined to make her his.  Tug is an alpha male but oh so sweet.  It takes time but he makes his way into Blaze's heart.  

When her past catches up to her Tug is determined to protect her.  He turns to his Ravage's to help him take down the monsters after her.  He will not let her run.  

Ms.  Michele did it again when she writes another phenomenal story about the MC.  You will not be disappointed in the fact that this story has hot sex scenes, drama at Club X and at the MC, danger and angst.  You will love every character you meet in the Ravage MC books and won't put the book down until you have turned the last page.  

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Release Day Blitz: Pulse Point Anthology

Title: Pulse Point Anthology
Authors: Various
Release Date: February 1, 2015

Nine authors, nine arresting stories

to keep your blood pumping

Nine Authors, nine stories and over nineteen hundred pages of romance come together in this anthology to raise awareness and benefit the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Help us make a difference.

Go Red and Speak Red. All proceeds of this anthology will go to the American Heart Association - Go Red for Women campaign.

Authors include:

Elizabeth Miller Phalla S. Rios Bev Elle
Lisa M. Harley M. Stratton

B.L. MooneyVanessa Marie
Nicole Andrews Moore Lisa N. Paul

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Midnight by Elizabeth Miller

One destined meeting. It alters journalist, Charlise “Charlie” Carter’s course. When asked to work on a Republican candidate's campaign, she’s unprepared for the intense reaction she has toward the young, handsome presidential hopeful, Colin McKenna. Unable to resist Charlie’s allure, McKenna succumbs to his desire and they find themselves exploring a passionate, physical relationship that is soon tested by not only their own secrets, but his political advisers.

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Not at First by Phalla S. Rios

Falling for two men at the same time was something Angel Mabbott never expected to happen. Leaving a past full of pain and loss in California, Angel is determined to make something of her life when she starts college in Minneapolis. But life
takes a turn when she finds herself torn between Kevin and Roman.

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Commitment to Love by Bev Elle

A preacher’s daughter is torn between passion and her faith convictions when she meets a handsome police officer who
is a womanizing commitment-phobe with abandonment issues.

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One Hot Summer by Lisa M. Hurley

“Whatever you say, Mrs. Mason. It won't happen again.” He mumbled under his breath, “Until you ask for it.” 

AnaBelle Mason is a lonely widow trying to run the farm her husband left her. Tray Thompson is a college student majoring in beer and girls. Will One Hot Summer together change their lives forever?

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Fade to Black by M. Stratton

She was a single mother, happy running her gallery, he was a famous movie star who never wanted to get married. Neither can deny the instant attraction. Neither knew there was an ex-lover who'd do anything to make sure they stayed apart.

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Striving for Perfection by B.L. Mooney

She thinks perfection is a gimmick. He thinks it's an illusion. Can they get past each other's imperfections to make it work?

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Heartless by Vanessa Marie

Charlie has good reasons for keeping her bruised, damaged heart to herself, but Sam will do whatever it takes to break down her walls and force his way in. Until they discover that their relationship is off limits. Will Charlie deny her own happiness to protect everything her teacher has worked for? In a broken heartbeat.

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Stormy Surrender
by Nicole Andrews Moore

Joe Masters, a fiery ginger, had a smile that could charm the pants off of any woman he met. Marti Whitaker was recently burned by a charming man. Their romance promised to be stormy unless one or both would simply surrender.

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Storm Front by Lisa N. Paul

Love knows no bounds when two people are destined to be together. One fights to maintain the distance; while the other battles to close the gap. Will Ashley Kynde and Ryan Baker move forward together or will they finally close the last remaining door to their past?

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Friday, January 30, 2015



Book 1.. VIP was 4 stars for me. We are introduced to the irresistible Sebastian Vanwell and his wife Julie. He seems to have the perfect life. He is a very successful yacht broker and marries to the love of his life, Julia. They have a beautiful son. So, all the ingredients for a perfect life.

Julia and Sebastian have known each other all her life, literally. When Sebastian met Julia's adopted sister Olivia, he just knew he loved her too but in two opposite ways.. Sebastian could not stand the thought of crushing Julia so he and Olivia were forced to keep their relationship a secret. After tragedy struck in the most awful way, Julia and Sebastian forged a bound that they thought was unbreakable..

Then.... He meets Ysabelle (Who bears a striking resemblance to Olivia) and his perfect life becomes a tornado. She is not your normal beauty. She is a VIP. Where he comes from a posh life, past, present and future. She has lived a life of hell and now only worries about herself. I know I should feel bad for Julia but I see Ysabelle as the underdog and I always cheer for the underdog.

Book 2... The Madam was a 5 star read. M. Robinson definitely turned the heat up in this one. It's full of more angst and one Hot Alpha Male who has made my Top 10 list.

We met The Madam briefly in Book 1 but this story is all about her (a.k.a Lilith Veronica Stone)  She is one b*tch I would not want to mess with. She is one of those characters that you have a love/hate relationship with. I really really hated to love her lol.

VIP has been in her family for many generations, passed down from mother to daughter and so on and so on. She basically started her training to take over VIP in the womb. Her mother was an evil witch that I wanted to jump through my Kindle and strangle!

Madam is a story of pure raw grit and power and I loved every twisting turn of it.

Book 3.. MVP was an easy 4 stars for me. The Epilogue for Madam and Prologue for MVP had me holding my breath to get to this one! We go back to Ysabelle after she left Sebastian behind. The writing style seemed to have shifted some in this one. There were some parts that I call "filler parts." Those are the pieces of the story that I could've 1. either lived without or 2. seemed repetitive.

Shes confused, shes lost and although some may not be happy with  the ending, I got the closure I needed.. Although this one wasnt my favorite, I feel M. Robinson wraps up this Trilogy wonderfully and it will be a series I read again.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


We're celebrating the release of LOVE SO TRUE by Marquita Valentine!

Title: Love So True (Lawsons #2)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 29, 2015
Cover Designer: Lindee Robinson Photography

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Single mom, Bailey Yates, has had enough of bad boys to last her the next eighteen years. She's always been a sucker for them, and Jessamine's ultimate bad boy, Lucas Lawson, is no exception for her. So, when he returns to town, naturally she's drawn to him. And naturally, she must avoid him at all costs--no matter how attracted she is to him. She'll give him a job, and keep her distance...until Lucas saves her son from a hit and run.
Finally, Lucas Lawson is a free man. After serving five years in prison for embezzlement, he's come home to Jessamine to right the wrongs he committed against his friends and family. But, it won't be easy. For starters, the brother he's looked up to his entire life wants nothing to do with him, and no one in town trusts Lucas enough to give him a chance to make amends. Until, Bailey Yates gives him a job at her family's diner.

Bailey gives Lucas a hope for the future he hasn't allowed himself to feel in years while Lucas melts Bailey's heart every time he spends time with her son. Could he be the one to put her life back together? But when Lucas is accused of stealing from a local charity, Bailey must decide to support him or realize that some men are too good to be true.

About the Author:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.
Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.


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Synopsis:When college freshman Rowan Michaels meets gorgeous, up-and-coming rock star Adam Everest, she knows a player like him is the last thing she needs after her ex-boyfriend shattered her heart. But she can't stop thinking about the kiss they shared on his tour bus.
On the first day of school, Rowan is stunned when Adam saunters into her French class. He's soon failing miserably, and, on a whim, she offers to tutor him. But Adam doesn't recognize her as a makeup-free, glasses-clad college student—a far cry from the beautiful, mysterious "Peach" he met at his concert.
During a wild weekend on tour with the band, Rowan can't help falling for the sweet guy buried beneath Adam's rocker persona. Yet she knows she could never compete with the girls constantly throwing themselves at his feet. She'd just end up hurt … again.
Peach is all Adam thinks about, though, and when Rowan realizes this, she has a decision to make: stay just friends to protect her fragile heart … or reveal the truth about the night they met and admit she's fallen completely, hopelessly in love with him.


I really enjoyed Mayhem by Jamie Shaw. I love books about rock stars and this one did not disappoint. Even though it was much tamer than what I am used to it had a great storyline.

Rowan and her friend Dee decide to go to a concert at a local club. Rowan gets all glammed up by Dee and hardly recognizes herself when she looks in the mirror. While they are there Rowan catches her boyfriend of three years with another woman. She is completely devastated and when she goes outside to get some air she runs into Adam Everest, the lead singer of the band that is performing. He takes her back to his bus to comfort her, things get a little hot and heavy and Adam tells her to come back to the bus after the show. The entire time they are together Adam always calls her "Peach" and he even introduces her to his band mates. Rowan decides going back to the bus after the show is a bad idea so she leaves without another word.

Rowan starts college soon after and can't believe her eyes when Adam walks into her French class. He doesn't recognize her from the concert though. When Adam gets a warning from the French professor that if he doesn't get it together he will be kicked out Rowan steps up and offers to help him pass the class. With Adam always being on road with the band he convinces Rowan to spend the weekend with him to tutor him. When she arrives on the bus Shawn asks her if they have met before and she tells him no as she doesn't want to be recognized. How long will it be until Adam figures out that Rowan is "Peach", the woman who turned his world upside and then left without saying goodbye? Will Rowan decide to just remain friends with Adam as she is afraid of getting her heart broken again or will she take a chance on him?

I really loved the connection between Adam and Rowan. I loved the secondary characters and feel they added lots of depth to the storyline. This was a fun sexy story and I definitely recommend reading it.  I can't wait for Dee and Joel's story!

"When the door opens behind me, I sit up straight and hurriedly sniff in my tears as I wipe my shaking fingers across my slippery cheeks. I hear the flick of a lighter, and then someone sits down next to me on the stairs, puffing a cigarette. When I look over at him, I nearly choke.
He gazes back at me, starting at my hot-pink heels and then raking his way up, and then he chuckles. “Are they letting people in yet?”
Adam. He’s ditched the shades and cap, and now his dark brown hair is framing his gorgeous face, stretching almost to his chin. I look away quickly, hoping he can’t tell I’ve been crying.
“Sorry about that,” I say. And I hear the hoarse sadness in my voice, but I couldn’t keep it out.
When he reaches over and brushes my tangled hair away from my eyes, I tense.
“Is everything okay?” he asks, and I half laugh. No, everything is not okay.
“Everything’s fine.”
“Then why have you been crying?”
“No reason.”
“You get all dolled up to sit outside of rock shows crying by yourself?”
I lift my gaze to stare into his eyes, and something in them makes me believe he really cares. Or maybe that’s just what I want to see, but I suddenly need to tell someone. “My boyfriend’s in there.”
“With another girl. I just caught him cheating.”
Adam takes a deep puff of his cigarette, nodding as he sighs it back out. “Want me to fuck him up?”
I laugh, and he smiles at me. “Would you?”
“If you want me to.”
He shrugs. “Because I offered.”
“Why’d you offer?”
“Who knows why I do anything I do?” He stares at me while I wait for an answer. “I just do.”
That’s a good enough explanation for me, so I look back to my knees again, letting out a shaky breath. I can’t believe I just laughed. At a time like this, Adam Everest made me laugh.
“Anyway, your boyfriend is a dumbass,” he says out of nowhere.
“How do you know?”
His gray-green eyes wash over me. “Look at you.”
I blush like hell, but I know he’s just trying to make me feel better. “You thought I was an idiot when you first saw me.”
Adam chuckles and shakes his head. “I thought you were cute as a peach.” His lips hold the cigarette in his mouth as he stands up, holding a hand down to me. My heart stops; Adam Everest is offering me his hand. In faded denim jeans, all torn up at the knees, and a fit olive-green button-down rolled up to his elbows, he makes my heart race to a nonexistent finish line. “Come on, Peach.”
I take his hand, and he lifts me to my feet, leading me away from the building. “Where are we going?”
“To get you a drink. I think you need one.”
“I’ve had a few,” I think out loud, slowing to a stop.
Adam gazes over his shoulder at me, his eyebrow cocked when he asks, “Are you saying you don’t want another?”
I take a moment to consider his question.
Just a moment, and then I keep walking." --Jamie Shaw, Mayhem
About the Author:Born and raised in South Central Pennsylvania, JAMIE SHAW earned her M.S. in Professional Writing from Towson University before realizing that the creative side of writing was her calling. An incurable night owl, she spends late hours crafting novels with relatable heroines and swoon-worthy leading men. She's a loyal drinker of white mochas, a fierce defender of emo music, and a passionate enthusiast of all things romance. She loves interacting with readers and always aims to add new names to their book-boyfriend lists.
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The Awakening of Ivy Leavold by Sierra Simone

Book Details:
Title:   The Awakening of Ivy Leavold (Markham Hall Series Book #1)
Author:   Sierra Simone
Genre:   Historical Romance
Release Day:  January 12, 2015

Yorkshire, 1879
I am alone.
When Ivy Leavold is left destitute by her brother’s death, she is taken in by her cousin’s brooding, tortured widower--Julian Markham.  Handsome and possessive, it’s not long before Ivy falls for him.  But Mr. Markham has dark secrets, secrets that may put Ivy in danger...
I am afraid.
As Ivy unravels the mystery surrounding her cousin’s death, she falls deeper and deeper in love with Julian, who opens her body and her mind to his indomitable will.  But even as he draws pleasure and desire from her night after night, Ivy can’t shake the feeling that their passionate affair may end in violence…
And I am completely his.

I placed my hand in his, and he pulled me close, his lips brushing against my ear.  “Do you trust me?”
Any well-brought up woman would say no.  But I wasn’t well-brought up, hadn’t been anything remotely like that since my parents died.  “Yes,” I whispered.
His hands slid down over my shoulders to my waist, and he dropped a kiss on my lips.  I tilted my face toward him, wanting more, but he moved around behind me, and I felt his fingers dance down my neck, down to the hollow between my shoulder blades where the buttons to my dress began.  One by one, the buttons tugged and loosened, freeing me incrementally.  
The dress slid down my body, the silk whispering against my petticoats and my corset.  “A woman’s first time should be entirely about her,” he said in a low voice.  “I promise to do my best, but you test every limit of my self-control.”  
Oh, how I hoped that was true.  I knew I should expect gentleness, but that wasn’t ever what I had responded to from Julian.  Seeing him at the edge of his restraint, his eyes half-lidded as he barely resisted his own darkest urges, knowing it was me who made him that way, it made me just as wild.  I craved that, that simultaneous feeling of power and lack of power.
“Don’t be too gentle,” I murmured.
“With you, wildcat, I don’t think there’s any real risk of that.”
My petticoats fell away, and he laid them carefully over a chair.  Then came my corset, my breasts feeling heavy and full without its support.  
When I was entirely naked, he stood before me, his eyes taking in every dip and curve of my body.  I felt his eyes like his fingers, as if he were marking with his gaze all of the places he wanted to kiss.  And I saw clearly the outline of his desire, his erection large and hard in his breeches.  His eyes kept lingering on my breasts, on the place between my legs.
“You were made for fucking,” he said roughly.
I looked at his green eyes, the way his body exuded power and wealth and lust and raw animal need.
“I was made for you,” I answered.

About the author:   

Sierra Simone is a librarian who writes unabashedly sexy books with brains, beauty and big words.  She lives with her hot cop husband and family in Kansas City.
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