Monday, May 22, 2017

[New Release &Review] SOMEBIDY ELSE'S SKY by Jessica Hawkins




Title: Somebody Else's Sky
Series: Something in the Way #2
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2017



Blurb

If I closed my eyes, I could still see them—all blonde sunshine, ocean-blue eyes, and long limbs. The glint of Lake’s gold bracelet. Pink cotton candy on Tiffany’s tongue. My scenery may have changed from heaven to hell, but some things never would: my struggle to do right by both sisters. To let Lake soar. To lift Tiffany up. The sacrifices I made for them, I made willingly.
A better man would’ve walked away by now, but I never claimed to be any good. I only promised myself I’d keep enough distance. If I’d learned one thing from my past, it was that love came in different forms. You could love passionately, hurt deep, die young. Or you could provide the kind of firm, steady support someone else could lean on.
Lake was everything I wanted, and nothing I could ever have. I was nobody before I knew her and a criminal after. The way to love her was to let her shine—even if it would be for somebody else.
Book two in the Something in the Way series, an epic, 3-book saga of forbidden love...






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Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that's what you'll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.



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As adults, our vision expands and we start seeing larger pictures. On top of younger ones' heads.
How jessica kneels down to a teenage level and matches their emotions and views, is beyond me. She goes back to simpler black & white world of teenagers , Where everything is just wants and needs and got-to-haves. Just love matters and rest of the unnecessary stuff like money, career, parole officers, credit, accountability,college, don't matter !

"What was more important than this fiery, all-consuming love I felt for him? The answer was Nothing !"

*sigh* if only the world was fueled by love .....and only pure love..
Manning has been dreaming of freedom when he's in prison . His life is already destroyed. The stamp of Felon big and bright on his forehead.
Tiffany shows lot of mettle. Rises up to the occassions in her straightforward , cut-to-the-chase attitude, many a times. I'm trying to figure out her motives. The jury is still out......
Lake . The tragic heroine .her heart breaks multiple times. Soundlessly . Wordlessly. But it hurts just the same, if not more. 

"I’m all . . . wrong . . . without you."

It makes Manning's job much harder . He's the soul of the story, holding everybody together. He knows his life is worthless and his dreams of a decent future shattered. At least he can help others 

"I wanted people to look back one day and remember how I’d helped. How I’d put aside my own destructive wants to make sure others could soar."

The book is full of love and angst . Your heart will break with Lake, Tiffany and Manning.
Corbin was a sweet reprieve. I so felt for him
The most interesting character was Charles Kaplan. He saw what most didn't , or pretended not to. And he finds a solution where everybody's a winner......sort of
fantastic story. Gave me so many feels and made my heart sob.
5 splintering heart stars 
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[New Release & Review] JUST A LITTLE JUNK by Stylo Fantôme




Title: Just a Little Junk
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Comedy
Release Date: May 22, 2017



Blurb

Jodi Morgan is having a bad weekend. 

After partying a little too hard, she wakes up with a monster hangover and almost no recollection of the night before. So imagine her surprise when she looks in her trunk and instead of finding a spare tire, she finds the last guy she'd danced with before blacking out.

Who is he? How did he get in there? How did he die? And oh dear lord, did she kill him!?

When her older brother's best friend offers to help, things start looking up. They've known each other since she was thirteen, and ten years later, he still treats her like a little kid - surely, committing felonies has to trigger some sort of spark. Together, they wind up going on an adventure that takes them all over Los Angeles. From raves to penthouses to strip clubs. All in the search for the answer to her question.

Who is the dead guy in my trunk!?


Warning: This book contains some dark humor, a lot of witty banter, and two characters making more bad decisions than good ones. Also contains adult themes, language, and graphic sexual activity.








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Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.



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A Rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, a brilliant writer writing in any Genre, would be just as engrossing !
Stylo Fantôme is a master story teller.the entire story revolves around Jodi and her childhood crush/big-brother's- best-friend, Archer Calhoun. One weekend, she wakes up after her drunken escapades to find a dead body in her trunk!!
The hilarious hurricane that blows in their lives pulls their legs from under them and in just over the weekend, they go crazy from running from the goons to crazy in love 
What a Weekend, Like the one at Bernie's! 
I've never laughed so hard , or spit out my tea as I did while reading this slapstick dark comedy. 
The situations, the slick one liners, the humour is A class , top notch. Jodi and Archers banter keeps the story alive and running. She's got things exploding around her, bullets zinging past her, all because she got a body in her trunk!
And the sex is oh gawd, panty melting, stars exploding in your eyes, Hot!!
No warning, no working up to it, just bam. Archer Calhoun and his body parts, making themselves at home inside of her.It allowed his dick to reach places inside her even she hadn't known existed. Her eyes rolled so far back in her head, she swore she could look into the past, present, and future. Awesome weekend.
Thoroughly enjoyed laughing my pretty little ass off.
Go read the book, world needs more laughter like this !
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My goodness!!! What a whirlwind I’ve been through reading this book. From Laughing out Loud, to Fanning myself over some pretty steamy scenes, to getting to the bottom of what happened that one night Jodi partied wayyyy too Hard!!!

How in the world does one wake up and find a body in the trunk of her car? Not remembering anything about how it got there or how it became that this stranger is no longer alive!!!

Let’s throw in the older brother’s best friend who Jodi has crushed on since wayyyyyy back. Between these two, surely they can piece together the night and figure it out, right???

In reading this book, I have found a new hiding spot for anything personal that I don’t want to be found by anyone…. Toilet Tank!!! I have also figured out that I **need** to go to a RAVE and experience mind altering sex!! Finally, fall in love with who your heart tells you to. Don’t stereotype someone because of their job. 


[Blog Tour] 100 PROOF by Shanora Williams

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100 Proof, an all-new taboo STANDALONE romance from Shanora Williams is available now!

100 Proof

100 Proof by Shanora Williams

Release Date: May 18th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

I was the low life.
The screw up.
The hopeless one with no future.
He was the rich guy. The smart one. The one who had it all.
My parents admired everything he did, while I was known for being their greatest disappointment. I didn't follow the path they paved for me.
I drank and partied and did whatever the hell I wanted. The buzz was something I couldn't live without - the fire that filled my veins after each sip always kept me running back for more.
But then I met her, and suddenly the drinks didn't matter. The parties weren't as fun. That fiery buzz came second for once.
I drowned only in her, wanting her more than I wanted to exist.
But even with her, I screwed things up.
Now, he's with the woman I love. And he may have her, but what he should know is that even with all of his money, that nice house, and his expensive cars, her mind, body, and soul will always belong to me.
And I'm not sorry about it, brother, 'cause she was mine first.

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Breakfast was supposed to be happening in less than thirty minutes. I couldn’t bail on Vin. He would have taken it personally. I figured filling him in in person would be okay. I wouldn’t even eat with him. I’d let him know what was going on and tell him he should schedule a flight back home as soon as he wanted to. I collected my keys and my clutch before I could process my thoughts, but as I climbed into my car and started it up, driving away from our two-story brick home, I realized I wasn’t doing this for Vin’s benefit. I was doing it for mine. I wanted to see him again. I wanted to know what was really going on with him. I wanted updates on him and Zay. About California, period. I wanted to see if he’d changed at all—or if he was just giving the impression of it to try and win me over again. Not that he could, but he would try. I knew this was stupid. I should have cancelled, like Lloyd said. By going to meet him—alone—I was asking for something to happen. I was secretly hoping to feel a connection again, but in the heat of the moment, I wasn’t exactly sure what that something was. I drove with racing thoughts, wondering what I’d say—what I’d do. Do I hug him when I first see him? Do I shake his hand and pretend to be formal? Do I treat him like my future brother-in-law or as my former love? I had no clue, but, still, I didn’t stop. I kept going until I was pulling into the parking lot of the busy restaurant and parking the car. I didn’t fully breathe as I climbed out, didn’t stop moving as I walked towards the entrance. I didn’t fill my lungs with air until I saw him standing in the waiting area, wearing a navy blue T-shirt that clung to his firm upper body, dark wash jeans sitting low and snug on his hips, and his hair a beautiful, chaotic mess. The veins bulged on his arms, the very ones I used to have no problem tracing with the tip of my tongue. My pulse roared. And then it hit me. This was exactly what I wanted to feel. The electricity between us—the fire that could torch anything that stood in its way. I wanted to witness his smoldering eyes drinking me in, like I was the most beautiful woman in the world. Lloyd had never given me this look. He had never stared for so long, like he would tear my clothes off right where we stood, no matter who was watching. My throat tightened. My core clenched. But I pretended none of it was happening to me as I walked forward to meet him. SBPR-SW-100proof-AN-99cent

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

[New Release, Giveaway & Review ] THE BAD GUY by Celia Aaron




Title: The Bad Guy
Author: Celia Aaron
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2017



Blurb

My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this story.
I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.
Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company. Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I lost her.
She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he wants. That’s me.
I’m the bad guy.






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Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.



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So Sebastian Lindstorm is a Psychopath. And I actually had the misconstrued notion that Psychopaths are violent and had serial killer's personalities.
That , however, is not the case. They simply are Apathetic. Unfeeling, emotionless and not very good at Peopling (omg describes me perfectly!!!) Anyway , He's disconnected with his feelings , so does not realise what's sadness, love, happiness or socially immoral. He has a tendency to analyse everything logically and tackle any emotion with cold hard facts !!

"I performed a brief calculus, trying to decide what a normal man would say in this situation, which string to pull. It was an equation I’d learned from my earliest days— figuring out what people expected so that no one would notice there was something wrong with me."

And then he meets Camille Briarlane. His heart starts beating again ! And he can "feel" it....for the very first time. So he goes about it in the shortest-cut way possible to get her---> he simply kidnaps her. See, in his Psychopathic Brain, it makes total sense. But life doesn't work this way. 
He's never heard of If you love someone , set it free. If it comes back to you, it's yours.
If it doesn't , it never was !
And he tries to pad her "prison cell" of a mansion with luxuries and golden treasures.
Alas, a woman's heart is not something he can barge through the door of , You'd have to knock softly, and she'd open it herself!!

"I was caught in the jaws of a venus flytrap. Just like a hapless fly, I thought I’d had the upper hand. But now, with him pressed against me, I was falling prey to the lure."

I first hated Sebastian, BUT my heart literally tore at his " Little Lost Boy" looks. He simply doesn't know any better !!
His asking for love and physical connection , making deals with camille.......very Oliver Twist kinds. 
He's the boy who asked for More!!.
I'm in a dilemma here. Some scenes for me didn't make sense, some were illogical. But if I stood in Sebastian's shoes, they were fitting and apt.
If you see it from any normal human POV, you'd find serious flaws .So read this book not as a reader, but as Sebastian. Think like him, feel (actually unfeel) like him, act like him and this book will impact you. 
I have to point out here the gamechanger scene or should I say the line here. 
He admits he's a Psychopath, knows his handicap and tries to make himself better for her. Now that's some serious commitment and to an extent , purity of soul. It paradoxical , a guy who doesn't think twice about snatching a living , breathing person , like a child snatching an inanimate toy and clutching it tight to his chest, throwing a tantrum , can learn to fall in love .....

" I think that’s what makes me the bad guy— that I’d kill or build, destroy or create for you. If you wished it, I’d do it. All that would matter to me is that you wanted it."

I read a book once -The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand . In there the character offers his "soul" to his girlfriend. To do with it , what you please . This scene reminded me of that . He offers his essence to Camille , to turn him whatever -monster or a lover. THIS is my gamechanger .
Hats off Celia . Whether it was accidental or deliberate, it helped me change my review.
But I was waiting for the bite ...yanno what I mean ? The sex was hot though !
I loved Sebastian, had trouble connecting with Camille though. So much loved Bill Lindstorm. He was a Fantastic character . Felt really sorry for Link, I mean he actually loved her. Mint was a horny teen with some very smart head.
4.5 psychopathic stars
.5 stars for the Mother-of-Holy-Hotness cover !
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What an appropriate title for this book! 

Sebastian is a man who goes after what he wants, that’s for sure. Although he is a psychopath, he is a full functioning bad ass alpha male. Kind of like, let me pee on your leg and mark you mine, just so that every male in 100 yards knows it. But it’s not always been like this for him. Lacking the ability to have feelings, his father tried very hard to educate him and make him ‘fit in’ with the way society deems people should act. 

It just took one dance…

Camille is a head strong science teacher who loves her job. Teaching the kids is what makes her happy. When her boyfriend asks her to the gala his employer is throwing, she travels into the city to attend. This one party, her life has changed forever.

Then you understand that if you truly love someone…. set it free…if they return, you know its True Love!!!

Good standalone with some darkish themes. 


Saturday, May 20, 2017

[New Release & Giveaway] SCREW YOU by Kasey Millstead






Title: Screw You
Author: Kasey Millstead
Genre: New Adult Romance
 Release Date: May 20, 2017




Blurb


I, Emma Black, am a nerd.  A social outcast.  The senior who has avoided the cafeteria for the past two years, ever since I got yogurt dumped on my head.

When the popular girls initiate a plan to humiliate me, I find I’m also naïve. Gullible.

But, I’m also smart in ways they can’t imagine.

It doesn’t take me long to discover that revenge is a dish best served with a smoking hot guy and pretty little crown.

One finger. Two words.
Screw you.








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“How many drinks have you had?” Dane asks, grinning.
“Umm…”  I count on my fingers, trying to recall.  “Maybe four?  Or, like, five?”  I shrug.
He takes a sip of the rum and Coke I made him, before bringing his eyes to mine.  “I really a sorry, Emma.  I feel like shit about the whole thing.”
“Shit happens,” I say nonchalantly, not letting on how much the whole scenario humiliated me.
“Assholes cause it,” he agrees.
I giggle.  “You’re funny!  How is it you can be funny and hot?  You can’t be both.  You have to choose one or the other,” I announce bossily, but jokingly.  Kinda. 
“I guess I’ll choose funny then.  Looks fade, after all.”
Gah!  You’re smart, too?  This is so unfair!”
He leans toward me, his soft puffs of breath skating over my face.  “You know, you’re funny and smart and so fucking beautiful, Emma.  But you’re also humble and kind, and sweet enough to give a guy like me a toothache.”
“Oh, my god,” I whisper. 
He leans in further and then his fingers hold my chin, keeping me in place, as his lips sweep across mine.  I open up for him and his tongue invades my mouth.  Soft, sweet, slow.  He tastes like peppermint breath mints with a hint of spicy rum.  I kiss him back with an intensity I didn’t know I possessed.



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Kasey Millstead is a wife and mother of four children. She lives in a picturesque location in country New South Wales, Australia.

Kasey is the author of the #1 bestselling Down Under Cowboy series. She is also the author of The Steele Investigations series, Fighting to Stay and Illicit Desire.

When she is not busy writing, racing around after her children and husband or trying to avoid doing housework, she enjoys nothing more than curling up with a good book and getting lost in the world of Happy Ever After.






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