Thursday, 2 October 2014

REVIEW: Little Dove by Jaden Wilkes @JWilkesAuthor




Little Dove by Jaden Wilkes

How can you ever hope to find normal when your life is anything but?

Determined to make amends for his past, and show Columbia he truly is a changed man, Dimitri sets out to right wrongs and decimate those who bring nothing but sorrow to the world. 

Something goes wrong and Columbia is taken, spirited away into the underground world of sex trafficking and international crime syndicates. 

Dimitri must fight his way across the Europe to find her and bring her home. He would rather see the world burn than live without her in it.

He will tear the world apart looking for his little dove.

This is a tragic story exploring the consequences of daring to love in the midst of chaos and terror. 


**Book Three in the Beast Series. Books one and two are already out.

****As with The Beast, this book contains graphic depictions of physical abuse, rough sex and dubious consent. It may contain triggers for several different reasons, so please read with caution. That being said, it is also a book filled with hope, love and light in the dark


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Review by Mazzy Boss Lady

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow upon Wow upon Wow.

Did I love this book, well that is an understatement. This book was funfuggingtastic.

This carries on from where the previous book left off and let me tell you, you are in for one hell of a ride. We see different characters in this that all come together.

My favorites are Dimitri and Columbia what a couple they are, and to see how Columbia has evolved as well since being with Dimi. Gone is the scared and meek girl and we have something completely different instead.

This is a dark read, with alot of violence and disturbing sex scenes so if that is not your cup of tea then my advice would be not to read it.

But if you are like me, then this is a one hell of a good read, if I could give it more stars I would.

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Jaden is the pen name of a girl living on the prettiest farm in BC. She shares her space with her husband, her children, and an Irish Wolfhound named Tiberius. She can now be found lurking in the dark corners of the internet looking for artful porn gifs, dirty poems and places to promo her work.


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BLOG TOUR: SOAR by Zara Cox




SOAR Synopsis:
Seven Nights, Seven Highs.
SOAR is the sizzling conclusion to the Indigo Lounge Series.
Dark and sinfully sexy Noah King thought he had left his past behind in New York. In Leia Michaels he thought he'd found his kindred spirit and an answer to all his unrelenting cravings.
But the past is not done with him. When his future explodes in a shower of nightmares he can’t walk away from, he’s left with an unconscionable choice.
For a painfully brief time, Leia imagined she was free at last. Free to contemplate a future with Noah King. But returning to Miami brings a whole new set of nightmares.
She craves a man who will never be hers. And her shadows of her past are closing in on her.
For the lovers of Sylvia Day's Crossfire series, comes the next scorching story from this bestselling series.
Warning: this book contains explicit scenes of scorching sex, heartache and emotional highs that will leave your pulse racing. 18+ only.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received an arc in exchange for an honest review

I found this to be a good read and you could really connect with the characters.

The book was well written and easy to follow.

Zara Cox Bio:
Zara Cox has been writing for almost twenty-five years but it wasn't until nine years ago that she decided to share her love of writing sexy, gritty stories with anyone outside her close family (the over 18s anyway!). The Indigo Lounge Series isZara's next step in her erotic romance writing journey and she would love to hear your thoughts. Visit her Facebook Page -Zara-Cox-Writer or connect with her on Twitter (www.twitter.com/zcoxbooks ) or Goodreads.


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Cover Reveal - Claire Kent - Finished @NoelleAdams3

Finished
Title: Finished
Author: Claire Kent
Date of publication: October 14th, 2014
 
About Finished:
For the last year, Julia has lived with two men.
Drayton is hot and mysterious, and Mike takes care of her. Together, they have great sex and a mostly stable relationship—one Julia thought satisfied her. After all, how can she complain about having two sexy men at the same time?
Then everything starts to change. Drayton is keeping a dark secret that threatens more than their arrangement. It might actually threaten their lives. And Mike keeps becoming more alpha than she’s ever known him to be.
What once was fun and casual is now a tangle of conflicting desires. Drayton wants to keep his freedom. Julia wants a real commitment.
And Mike…well, Mike just wants her.
 
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Excerpt:
She was smiling at Drayton, thinking she needed to spend more time with him like this, since she’d been focused a lot more on Mike than on him lately, when he asked into the silence, “What are you thinking about?”
“You,” she admitted, putting down her glass and leaning back in her seat. “Us. Our relationship. Do you ever want any more than what we have?”
She had no idea why she’d voiced the question that had been lingering in her mind for a couple of months now. She knew it went beyond the bounds of their established relationship. But it was honest, and Drayton felt safe at the moment. She really wanted to know.
He blinked slowly. Glanced away for a moment. Then turned back to meet her gaze. “I’m happy with the way things are.”
She gave a little nod, feeling a drop of disappointment. “Oh. Okay.”
“Aren’t you happy?”
“I am. I mean, what girl wouldn’t want great sex with two amazing guys. But, still, sometimes I wonder…it just sometimes feels like something is missing.”
He shook his head and leaned toward her. “Nothing is missing. Everyone, in any kind of relationship, sometimes wonders if something is missing. That’s because life can never offer us everything. We choose what’s most important to us and accept that there are some things we’ll never have. If you have some romantic notion about getting everything without giving up anything, you’ll always be disappointed. Life isn’t about perfect happy endings. They just don’t exist. It’s about choosing. And then about giving up what we don’t choose.”
She thought about his words and then nodded slowly. “Yeah. I know you’re right about that. But don’t you ever want to be close to us—with more than just your body.”
 
About Claire Kent:
claire Kent     Claire has been writing romance novels since she was twelve years old. She has a PhD in British literature and, when she's not writing, she teaches English at the university level. She also writes contemporary romance under the penname Noelle Adams.  
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LEFT BEHIND Sneak Peek Event @ViKeeland @





LEFT BEHIND
Sneak Peek Event

A New Adult Romance novel

New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland and Dylan Scott
Release date 10/16/2014





Sneak Peek Excerpt
He looks up and I watch his eyes take me in.  Slowly.  They rake over me, dropping from my eyes to my glossed lips down to my exposed shoulders.  Taking his time, he follows the neckline of my simple, yet body contouring sundress, lingering when he reaches my full breasts.  I’m sufficiently covered, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t aware that the dress showed off my assets well.  Tight around my chest, gathering snuggly at the waist, with a scant amount of cleavage.  Just enough coverage to still leave something for him to imagine.  And I watch his face change as his imagination takes off running.
His eyes drift down my legs, tanned now from the eternal California sun.  Momentarily he’s lost in what he sees and doesn’t even notice I’m watching him leer.  Totally worth the extra effort getting ready tonight, I couldn’t be happier at the reaction I get.  Eventually, his eyes make their way back up to mine and I arch one eyebrow, letting him know he’s been caught.  A normal reaction might be to look embarrassed or perhaps even flustered a little.  But not Zack.  Instead, he flashes me a wicked grin.  “You look incredible.”  He’s the one doing the leering, yet I’m the one who ends up blushing.

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Book Information: Release Date 10/16/2014

Blurb
Two stories so deeply intertwined, you’ll think you know how they intersect…but you’ll be wrong….

Zack Martin
The day I met Emily Bennett my whole world changed. Sure, we were just kids, but I was old enough to know my life would never be the same. She was my best friend. My destiny. My fate. I wasn’t wrong…I just didn’t know how twisted fate could be.

Nikki Fallon
After the death of my mother, moving from my dark and dreary trailer park to sunny California, I was focused on one thing – finding a sister I’d only just learned existed. Falling in love with him wasn’t part of the plan. But he filled a void I never knew was possible to fill. He had to be my fate. My destiny. Until the day I finally found out who my sister was…and how twisted fate could be.

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!



Dylan Scott
Dylan Scott is a New York trial attorney, wife and mother of four.  She believes her job as a trial attorney is a subcategory to the field of entertainment more than law.   With a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature she believed teaching English was a destined career choice until she realized her life long talent of "argument" could actually be her job.   A recent, fairly boring, midlife crisis resulted in a brief stint as a middle school English teacher which confirmed that she wasn't ready to give up the law.   Dylan has also taught legal courses at the college level and worked with at-risk inner city youth in the roles of mentor and coach.  She is co-author Vi Keeland's biggest fan.


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The Mitchell Family Series Release Launch @jennyfoor








The Mitchell Family Series Box Set 5-9
This is the second box set of the Best Selling Mitchell Family Series. It contains books 5 through 9 in the original series.  Follow this beloved family as they continue to go through the motions of finding love, raising children, and overcoming hardships.




Wanting More:
Book five in the Mitchell series is finally Conner's story. He may not have the last name Mitchell, but he is a big part of the family.

When Conner moved to NC to help out the family with a new business venture, he never saw himself becoming interested in his sister's boss, Amy. Their first meeting was not ideal and both were left with little interest in even becoming friends.

After Conner learns about Amy's secret life, by accident, he becomes the only person to help her through it. Every time they get near each other their love/hate relationship fuels for a heated encounter



Saving Us:
Book six in the Mitchell Family Series starts off right where #5 left off.
As Conner and Amy hope for a future together, they are faced with troubles standing in their way.
With a baby in their near future, Conner takes charge and will stop at nothing until he can claim Amy as his, forever.
There is only one thing stopping them...
Amy's ex.

This book is intended to be read in order with the series.
It may contain content that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. It contains strong sexual and other adult situations.



Blinding Trust:

Blinding Trust is told by Savanna and Colt.

The book starts where book 6 left off. The family is at Conner and Amy’s oldest daughter’s fifth birthday party.

Once the family arrives home, Colt is visited by someone from his past, (KRISTA’S BROTHER)who has changed his name to Zeke. He is a recovering addict and the lead singer of a popular rock band.
Zeke is only visiting for one reason.
He wants to know the nephew he hasn’t seen in ten years.

Colt and Savanna do not want their son around someone like Zeke. His lifestyle is no good for a curious ten year old.
When they put their foot down, Zeke brings in his fancy attorney to persuade them to change their minds.

In the meantime, Savanna struggles with her relationship with Noah. He blames her for not being allowed to hang out with Zeke and a wedge is formed between them, breaking apart the tight bond they’ve always shared.

To make matters worse, while Colt tries to keep the peace between his family, Savanna gets news pertaining to herself that could change everything.
Who she chooses to share that information with is what complicates things even more.
This seventh edition involves family secrets and what can happen when trust is blinded.

Losing Him 

Do you think you know me?
Do you think I'm some terrible person, who ruins people's lives for my own satisfaction?

You couldn't be more wrong.

Haven't you ever loved someone, so much that you'd do anything to be with them?
That's how it all started, because of my love for someone that never returned the feelings.
I've been selfish and done things I regret, but I deserve to tell my side of the story. You deserve to know the whole truth.
The broken promises.
The hate.
The revenge.
The loss.
It's finally my turn to explain how things really happened, my turn to change your mind about the person you think I've become.
This is the real truth about who I am.

Loving Her

Tyler Mitchell has been called many things, but his favorite title will always be "Dad".
Isabella (Izzy) was the reason he changed his ways and learned to be the man that he's become.
For eleven years he and Miranda have lived with a lie; the kind that could destroy the bond between him and the child that he's always claimed to be his own.
An accidental encounter causes a curious young girl to question everything she knows. When she discovers how big the lie is, everything changes for this once picture perfect family.
Ty and Miranda are faced with the repercussions that not only could alter their own relationship, but the future of their family as a whole.
Can Ty and Miranda show Isabella that family is more than just blood?
Find out what one couple is willing to do for the people they love, in the 9th book of The Mitchell Family Series.









Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She's best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.
She is married with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart. 




Dare to Touch by Carly Phillips Cover Reveal @carlyphillips



RELEASE DATE: January 13th, 2015


Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football. Their chemistry is explosive -- their feelings for each other intense. Yet Olivia has ended things for reasons he still can’t fathom and she won’t explain.

Unwilling to let something special go so easily, Dylan has been pursuing Olivia ever since. When the Pro-Bowl takes them to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, Dylan is determined to make sure their time together isn’t all business. What happens in paradise is life altering but once Olivia admits her deepest secret and fear, will Dylan still want the forever he’s been pushing for?





EXCERPT

Ian glanced around the now empty room before speaking. “I realize I’m in no position to judge relationships in the work place.”
Hell no, considering Ian had pursed his now-wife, Riley, brought her into the business, and promoted her, Dylan thought.
As for Olivia … “There is no relationship.”
“But you want there to be one. And my sister isn’t cooperating. Am I right?”
When Dylan didn’t reply, Ian continued. “I saw you two in the hallway. At the party.”
Dylan blew out a long breath. “Not that I owe you an explanation but nothing happened.” He ran a hand over his goatee, buying time.
“Bullshit. I saw the kiss.”
Dylan inclined his head. “Fine.”
He knew Ian was overprotective of his sisters. He even understood the man’s reasons. For that reason alone, Dylan wouldn’t lose his temper now.
“Look, you’re my friend. More than that, I respect you as my boss. But whatever is or isn’t going on with me and Olivia … that’s none of your business.”
Ian eyed him through his infamous narrowed gaze, assessing him, causing Dylan to straighten his shoulders and meet his stare head on.
Ian cleared his throat. “My sister is tough on the outside but she’s … more fragile inside,” he said, clearly considering his words carefully.
“Your point?” Dylan asked the other man.
“Don’t play with her head or her heart.”
Dylan inclined his head. Unknowingly, Ian had just reaffirmed that whatever kept Olivia at arms length, it had nothing to do with business. If anything, she felt too much or she wouldn’t have run.
“We good?” Ian asked.
“Always.”
“Then good luck in Hawaii,” Ian said, turned and walked out the door, leaving Dylan alone to strategize his next step.
Dylan wasn’t the type to give up on something he wanted. He’d been too soft with Olivia, giving her space, figuring she’d give in to chemistry eventually. Obviously that wasn’t going to happen. He needed to take control and should have done it sooner. Where better than the tropical paradise of Hawaii to make his intentions crystal clear.
Yes they were going to Hawaii on business, but she was interested in enjoying the island. They were staying in the same hotel and attending the same events. That added up to opportunity and Dylan wasn’t above taking advantage if it meant getting what he wanted. And he wanted Olivia.









New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.



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When it comes to family, Ian Dare gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. Until one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts. He will do anything to possess her … and does. But any future with Riley must include him dealing his half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget. 

Riley Taylor believes herself immune to domineering men – until charismatic Ian Dare turns a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses and she discovers she likes his brand of control in the bedroom. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s dominance might just cost her everything. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire)

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Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. 

This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love? 








After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man she’s been attracted to for far too long. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom along with an invitation to Eden, an exclusive island resort where everything and anything is possible.

Although Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows all too well he must fight his primitive need to bind her to him, and instead help bring out the independent woman she yearns to become – or risk losing her for good.
A woman who needs to run her own life. A man who needs to exert control. Can she surrender to his erotic demands without losing her sense of self once more?



Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?

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BLOG TOUR: Illicit Desire by Taylor Michaels @Taylor_M_Author





Illicit Desire Synopsis:
Raphael is everything I should run away from…
Cora Milan came to Miami to get a fresh start, away from the memories and stigma that followed her and her brother at home. When she’s mugged, Raphael Ortiz rescues her. He’s sexy, successful, and dangerous—Miami’s most eligible bachelor and it’s most elusive. A cartel lord who lives on the wrong side of the law, with only a veneer of respectability. He is the exact opposite of a clean slate, and he makes no apologies for wanting her.
When Raphael forces his way into her life, Cora knows she should run. But the attraction between them is undeniable, and Raphael is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. The more she loses herself in him, the deeper she is drawn into Raphael’s criminal world.
But when her past, and his present collide, both of them will be left grasping for the only thing that can save them from the darkness around them—each other.


REVIEW BY NADIA CHIEF OBSESSIVE PIMPETTE

**Obsessed By Books arc copy given in exchange for an honest review**
Illict Desires is set in Miami and is a non stop page turner written mainly from Raphael's point of view. He is the head of the family, a very powerful cartel who run drugs, guns and women. Young, handsome and unbelievable wealthy he runs the family business from his Spanish Lady office tower. Upon his building steps a beautiful woman is mugged. This unsanctioned act of violence on his home turf initiates a chain of events that brings Cora into the cartel world.
"This is the truth of my my world. The reality of who and what I am. A thug with too much money and power. The world might suspect that this is what lies behind my smiles and the girls I parade through Miami, but they don't know. They don't see the back room, or hear the screams."
The violence and horror of the cartel is hinted at but not dwelled upon. Raphael makes no excuses for the way he has lived his life and doesn't hide this side of himself from Cora. Their attraction to one another is instantaneous.
"'I WANT YOU. In my office, on my arm. In my bed.'
I shudder, but the words stick to me, branding me. I never should have agreed to coffee. I should have run from him the minute I saw him."
The world simply stops revolving when they are near one another. The sex scenes are HOT! The book is fast paced and an easy read. The plot doesn't have any major surprises but they do have a couple of skeletons in their cupboards!
Cora has an inner strength, we learn what demons are chasing her and why she has ended up hiding in Miami with her stepbrother.  She is a very likeable character, independent and sassy. I feel there may be more to her step brother Paul! I am looking forward to the next book in this series...I hope its not too long as it ends on a cliffhanger!
Thoroughly enjoyable short read, fast paced with likeable characters that draw you in and keep the pages turning. A four star read, highly recommended.
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Taylor Michaels Bio: 

Taylor Michaels is the pseudonym for Nazarea Andrews. Her books tend toward dark adult romance. She still likes chocolate and wine and book boys a little sexier than they should be. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook and loves hearing from readers. When not writing, she can most often be found playing taxi driver for her three daughters, hanging out with her husband at their small business, or burning dinner. She lives in Georgia.

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