Friday, February 3, 2017

[ New Release Review & Giveaway] DEFY by L.J.Shen

Title: Defy
Series: Sinners of Saints #0.5
Author: L.J Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 3, 2017

My name is Melody Greene, and I have a confession to make.

I slept with my student, a senior in high school.

Multiple times.

I had multiple orgasms.
In multiple positions.
I slept with my student and I enjoyed it.
I slept with my student and I’d do it all over again if I could turn back time.
My name is Melody Greene, and I got kicked out of my position as a teacher and did my walk of shame a la Cersei Lannister from the principal’s office, minutes after said principal threatened to call the cops on me.
My name is Melody Greene, and I did something bad because it made me feel good.
Here is why it was totally worth it. 
Defy is a smutty, insta-love, insta-lust short novella. Defy is a prequel to Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1). It is recommended, but unnecessary, to read Defy before reading Vicious.


L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.
Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.

DEFY : A secret club of sorts, where Alphas rule- aka the HotHoles , Four Horses of THE Apocalypse.
Barrrrron Vicious Spencer is the Leader of them all, Jamie Followhill is the quietest and , for me , the sweetest.

"Out of the four of them, he was the quietest. The one with the working moral compass. If Vicious was the evil one, and Dean was the stoner one, and Trent was the lost, beautiful soul searching for its mate, Jaime was the cement that glued them together. He was the guy you could always count on."

He obsesses over his English Lit, inept teacher , Melody Greene. Melody is a a 26 year old trying to escape her shattered dreams and is stuck in a Rut.
They're attracted to each other because they're completely opposite.
She's older, he's younger
She's the teacher, he's the student.
She's scrapping by, he's a rich, privileged jerk
Yet they aren't opposites, that's just their different environments.
Inside their souls are the same

"We both had suffered destiny’s wounds.We were both defective, chipped, and programmed to fight back. Sculpted by our fate. Scarred by who we were. I was a dancer trapped in a teacher’s life. He was a free man imprisoned in his parents’ ridiculous demands and great expectations."

It's a hot sexy, Forbidden, Tabboo read. But the writing is S.U.P.E.R.B. !!
It's funny, witty, sarcastic, steamy, sizzling hot.
The teacher /student aspect gives a lot of space for Humour and Leigh , very very adroitly fills them with her clever one liners and humorous descriptions

"Holy moly, it was beautiful. Not nine inches like the cheerleaders were whispering about in class (they sucked at geometry , that should’ve been my first clue) but almost— it was just picture-perfect. Postcards-and-stamps worthy. He had the sleekest, smoothest shaft , a prominent head, and a thick velvety vein. And a tilt. To the right.
I had my student’s one-eyed snake staring right back at me in the middle of my tiny empty apartment."

Read this book to truly see how a student/teacher romance is supposed to be written.
Fantastic!

[Double Release & Giveaway ] LOVESICK by T.L.Smith & HOT MESS by Emily Goodwin

Title: Lovesick
Author: T.L. Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance





I couldn’t do broken. 

Broken is what he was. 
Broken is what I will always be.
To his eyes, that held so much despair, I couldn’t look for long. 
To his fist, that clenched so tightly, like he was locking away the sorrow. 
To his lips, that never uttered a word, from the years of heartbreak. 
And despite it all, I couldn’t stay away from him. 
It was like he was drowning in an ocean, and I wanted to grab his face, and whisper to his lips, “Don’t forget to breathe.”
This was how I fell for a man. A man who was so lovesick, I was afraid he would drown me in that same ocean he was lost in.






“Lovesick isn't your typical romance. Nor is it for the light of heart. Prepare yourself for all the feels, and learn to live again through these broken, yet incredibly strong characters." ~Molly McLain, USA Today Bestselling Author
"Slow burn. Those two words explain my emotions while reading this raw love story. T.L. Smith left me lovesick. A refreshing read full of dark feelings that will leave your world spinning. Perfection amongst shattered hearts." ~HJ Bellus, USA Today Best Selling Author


T.L Smith Lover of chocolate, books, but mostly words.  T.L Smith loves to travel, loves to shop for books, sometimes shoes ;-)
Don't be shy about contacting T.L Smith, she doesn't bite, hard!




Title: Hot Mess
Series: Love is Messy Duet: Book One
Author: Emily Goodwin
Genre: Contemporary Romance



My life is a hot mess.

Single, working, and raising two daughters, it’s a miracle I get us up, dressed, and fed every morning. Forget about dating—nobody’s got time for that. Even if love hadn’t left me jaded, I’m not settling for anything less than perfect this time around. 
Lucky for me, the perfect man just happens to work in my office. But there’s just one small problem: he’s my boss, and is totally off limits. But hey, if it’s meant to be, it’ll find a way, right?
Then a night out with friends turns into a night in with the walking-talking bad boy cliche of a bartender. It’s just one night. No harm, no foul, right?
Except when the hot bartender turns out to be my boss’s trouble-making brother, who wants more than just one night with me. The more I resist the spark between us, the more I find myself wanting him too. Which puts me in the middle of what could be the biggest sibling rivalry of the century.
Life is messy. 
And love? 
Well, love is even messier.


“5 Hot Sexy Stars!!! I read this fantastic book straight through, I could not put it down.” ~Goodreads Review by Rhonda
“This book sucked me right in and left me with such a hangover that it took me days to get over it.” ~Read. Review. Repeat.

Emily Goodwin is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over a dozen of romantic titles. Emily writes the kind of books she likes to read, and is a sucker for a swoon-worthy bad boy and happily ever afters. 
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she's not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends. Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.
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