Monday, July 27, 2015

Styxx.....the other side of the story.

I had been re-reading through some of my favorite Sherrilyn Kenyon books lately. I finally caved and decided to ready Styxx. I had been avoiding it for so long because Acheron's book had brought so many emotions and from what I had heard from friends Styxx's book was worse. Not bad worse....just get your tissues out and you're going to be so mad for him. Yes I did that with Ash's book. When I re-read Acheron I skip the first half of the book because I cannot handle going through it again.

As I said I caved. Two nights and I had the whole book read. I now understand Styxx. There were some who read the book who did not like Acheron after reading this but I for one still like him. I understand both sides now. As Ash always says there are three sides to every story. Your side, my side and the truth somewhere in the middle.

Yes it is a hard book to read through with all the pain Styxx is put through but in order to understand the Styxx you have seen in the other books it's a must read. I felt better about things by the end of the book. Justice being served and things that were denied were restored. With out spoiling, yes one brother took something from the other. Not out of spite or even realizing it was done but it happened none the less. It was surprising to me as I was not expecting it. 

While there some who may not like the book because of all the pain and horrible things and that there isn't as much "happiness" as in other books I find that it is a must read in order to unerstand the Styxx we have seen in previous books. To understand truly why Ash hated him and the animosity between the two. The view of Ash did not change for me, I now understand why he viewed things the way he did. 

Oh Simi is still awesome. A deadly but sweet demon. Gotta love the Simi!!!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Book Release: Carolina King by Gwendolyn Grace













        Good morning my dears, today we are excited to share with you a new book release. Carolina King by Gwendolyn Grace. It is book two in her Drive Me Wild Series. If you have not started this series you are in luck, book one Carolina Hurricane is on sale for only .99!! So you can get both books today!! Let's see what Carolina King is all about...







Jonna Fox has made it her business to know everything about Mack King and it didn’t matter that he was her brother’s rival. For the last four years, he has dominated the sport of illegal street racing and was the undisputed Carolina King. Racers respected him, emulators hated him and women couldn’t resist him. There was a dangerous edge to Mack which only fueled Jonna’s attraction, but the problem was he had no idea she even existed. 

No longer able to ignore her full-blown obsession, Jonna decides to make herself known to Mack. As soon as he spots her boldly moving through the crowd wearing a short skirt, and sexy high heels he wastes no time taking the bait. Except one incredibly hot and passion filled night would never be enough—for either of them. 


Jonna learns that underneath the heavy weight of his crown there is so much more to Mack and the life he leads. Racing is everything to him, but in order to stay on top he succumbs to activities that have serious consequences. When a myriad of poor choices result in a situation which threatens to strip Mack King of much more than just his title, he must decide either to give up the life that has defined him or the girl who brings light to his darkness. Which will Mack choose and will it be easy as he thinks to walk away?





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Gwendolyn Grace is a contemporary and erotic romance writer. Her debut novel True made Amazon's Top 100 best selling list in Women's Fiction. She loves writing steamy stories full of emotion, love, and a little bit of angst but promises wrap it all up with a happy ending somehow. When not daydreaming about fictional characters, she tries to be a fairly decent wife and an attentive mother. In her spare time, she is a blogger and book reviewer however writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Secret by Kindle Alexander







      Good morning my dears, today we Bitches are excited to be part of the blog tour for Kindle Alexander's latest stand alone book, Secret. Remember my review is MY opinion, and as always the may be spoilers Sweeties so be ware!! OH don't forget to enter the contests....yes there are 2. The first is the is the normal giveaway, the second is a scavenger hunt- find the bonus 5 scenes giveaway!!







        Tristan Wilder, self-made millionaire and devastatingly handsome CEO of Wilder-Nation is on the verge of a very lucrative buyout. With tough negotiations ahead, he's armed with his acquisition pitch, ready to launch the deal of a lifetime. There’s just one glitch. The last thing he expects is to fall for the hot business owner he's trying to sway.


Dylan Reeves, computer science engineer and founder of the very successful social media site, Secret, is faced with a life-altering decision. A devoted family man with three kids and a wife, Dylan has been living a secret for years. Fiercely loyal to his convictions, his boundaries blur after meeting the striking owner of the corporation interested in acquiring his company. For the first time in his life, reckless desire consumes him when the gorgeous computer mogul makes an offer he can't refuse.

































              I feel my review; my take on this story is very unique. See from the very beginning I saw Dylan and Teri Reeves as Keagan Kruze and his wife of the heart Teri (DeGeorge Kruze) aka me. So instantly I became very protective of Dylan and his family. To learn how he had hidden from himself and from his wife was heartbreaking. By the time he admitted to himself and Teri, they had three children so they decided they would stay together until they were grown. During this time, they were still best friends, still a loving family. It was Dylan who pushed Teri to find love with someone; it was he would helped her when she did. All the while denying himself the same happiness.  There were moments while reading I would long to hug Dylan, no matter how much his family loved him he was still lonely. 

When the time came for Dylan to try and sell his social media company, Secret, he meets the handsome charming Tristan Wilder, the CEO of Wilder-Nation. The company interested in Secret; only that is not the only thing Tristan is interested in. Let me be upfront here and yes I have told Kindle about this back during the BETA read, I have a hard time with Tristan. Again this goes back to me being protective of Dylan, being the “momma bear” and not wanting to see him or the family hurt. I thought Tristan was pushy, not matter how often Dylan told him he was not ready to come out, how he wanted to continue to wait till his children were all out of the house Tristan said he understood but then would seem to do what he wanted anyway. Now don’t be mad at me this is MY opinion, and the more I read I did open up to him a bit. I began to understand Dylan did need a push, one not from his family but from the life he wanted to lead. As much as he loved his children and his wife/best friend Dylan did need more, he needed a true love in his life.  I loved this book, I did learn to put the daggers away and let Tristan into my heart, *just know I am watching you mister LOL…..yes I know he is fictional, but that doesn’t stop me from loving Keagan either. *   I truly recommend this book whole heartily, it is another wonderful story by Kindle Alexander. I can't wait to see what she had in store for us next.











Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!

Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.



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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Love at Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks

























I have not been on a reading binge in some time. Since we are enjoying the lovely weather here, I decided while getting my tan on I'd catch up on one of my favorite series Love at Stake by Kerrelyn Sparks. I didn't just read one but two of her books yesterday. How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) and Crouching Tiger Forbidden Vampire. As usual I loved both these books. Kerrelyn never disappoints. Until I read the Acknowledgements at the end of Crouching Tiger. That was the end....perhaps only temporary. (Yes I am a little behind....Ok a lot behind) While I am excited to read her new book what ever that may be, I'm a little saddened that we have come to the end of Love at Stake. Her vampire books are the ones that lured me into the vampire and paranormal romance genre. There was twists and turns and no "same old same old" that happens to some other series the longer they go on. I love her ability to make you fall in love with her characters and get a few laughs along the way. She was able to make you loath the Malcontents and Master Han and surprise you in the end. To get the reader emotionally enthralled with your work is a sign of a truly talented writer. 

So for now, hopefully not forever *fingers crossed" we say goodbye to the vampires of the Love at Stake series and look forward to a new series by one of our favorite authors Kerrelyn Sparks. 





Saturday, June 6, 2015

SUIT YOURSELF BY SUSAN MAC NICOL


     



       Good day my dears, today I have the pleasure of sharing my review for Susan Mac Nicol's book 3 of her Men of London series, Suit Yourself. 










Scarred both physically and emotionally after a motorcycle accident, twenty-five year old ex fashion model and porn star Oliver Brown is about to be stripped bare by flamboyant twink Leslie Scott—and they’ll rebuild love from the bottom up. 

BARING THE BEAST 

Twenty-five year old Oliver Brown is addicted. Two years ago, he was at the height of his career as “Nicky Starr,” fashion model, porn actor, partier without peer. Then came the accident. Hiding his scars, both emotional and physical, he’s gone into hiding. But fine clothing is some solace. A new suit by Debussy? Better even than a ride on his motorcycle Hulk or all the things he used to give and take on camera. 

Enter Leslie Scott, the flamboyant, dark-haired, heel-and-tiny-short-wearing twink sent to deliver Oliver’s newest fix. A firecracker, Leslie is dapper, generous, in touch with his feminine side but all man, and as gorgeous as any garment ever made. He makes Oliver dream of ending his reclusion, of recapturing a future forever denied him. But for that to happen, Leslie would have to strip him to the bone. Only then will they rebuild life from the bottom up.





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        You know how this works; there WILL be spoilers ahead, so you have been warned!! And I am not just repeating the synopsis; these are my feelings on the story and the characters. That being said, here we go.

I am starting off saying, I completely love Leslie Scott. He is kind, loving and CHEECKY! I mean come on he is absolutely adorable. Yes, he babbles and tends to run on and end up getting himself into trouble. But hell how hasn’t done that; Leslie just may do it more than others. 

Oliver Brown, former porn star/model had been through so much pain that my heart broke for him. Where Leslie is light and bubbly Oliver is the opposite, dark and brooding. His self imposed isolation doesn’t keep him from his love of a fine suit; which in the end becomes a true gift when Leslie comes to his door. Leslie’s energy is infectious and wins Oliver over to start living again. 

Without giving too much away, someone from Oliver’s past shows his ugly head causing problems. But in the end tragedy helps Oliver realize that he needs Leslie in his life. I love these two men together; they complement each other so well. 

This is yet another winner for Susan Mac Nicol. I highly recommend this book, this series to everyone. Susan truly has a gift and she keeps us, her readers, waiting on the edge of our seats for the next book. So hint hint wink wink Susan!! LOL

      





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Susan Mac Nicol is a self confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, self confessed geek and nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little treasure is called 'the boyfriend' by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated, there'd be no need for him. Susan hasn't had the heart to tell him there's an app for that...

She is never happier than when sitting in the confines of her living room/study/on a cold station platform scribbling down words and making two men fall in love. She is a romantic at heart and believes that everything happens (for the most part) for a reason. She likes to think of herself as a 'half full' kinda gal, although sometimes that philosophy is sorely tested.

Lover of walks in the forest, theatre productions, dabbling her toes in the cold North Sea and the vibrant city of London where you can experience all four seasons in a day , she is a hater of pantomime (so please don't tar and feather her), duplicitous people, bigotry and self righteous idiots. 


In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever -Who Cares. As that's never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a little while, good things happen to good people.






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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Secret by Kindle Alexander

    



                         
     Hey my friends we are proud to be part of Kindle Alexander's cover reveal for her upcoming book, Secret. Are you excited? I know we are!! So let's see a blurb from Secret...



Tristan Wilder, self-made millionaire and devastatingly handsome CEO of Wilder-Nation is on the verge of a very lucrative buyout. With tough negotiations ahead, he's armed with his acquisition pitch, ready to launch the deal of a lifetime. There’s just one glitch. The last thing he expects is to fall for the hot business owner he's trying to sway.


Dylan Reeves, computer science engineer and founder of the very successful social media site, Secret, is faced with a life-altering decision. A devoted family man with three kids and a wife, Dylan has been living a secret for years. Fiercely loyal to his convictions, his boundaries blur after meeting the striking owner of the corporation interested in acquiring his company. For the first time in his life, reckless desire consumes him when the gorgeous computer mogul makes an offer he can't refuse.





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              Was that hot or what!?! Let's keep this going with an excerpt from the book....







After a few minutes of staring at Dylan, who hadn’t looked his way since he entered the conference room, Tristan cleared his throat, stopping the flow of the presentation. “Can you all give me a few minutes alone with Mr. Reeves?”

He could feel every eye turned his way. Dylan was slower to respond. He’d been reading from the contract and lifted his head, business clearly on his mind. But the minute their gazes met, Tristan got why Dylan had avoided eye contact. His gaze held a mixture of both heat and need. Sparks flew between the two of them and Tristan smiled. 

“You heard him,” Landry said and began shooing everyone out. As the last person left, Landry came to the center of the table, standing between the two of them. He clearly thought Tristan’s request hadn’t included him. 

“Landry, I need a private discussion with Mr. Reeves,” Tristan said, rising from his seat at the end of the table. Landry came immediately to him, standing in front of him, blocking Dylan from seeing or hearing anything he said. 

“I don’t think that’s a good idea,” Landry whispered so quietly Tristan barely heard him. “We almost have them, I can see it.” 
Tristan cut his eyes over to Landry’s and motioned with his head for him to move along out the door with everyone else. Landry’s brow furrowed and he started to shake his head. Tristan stared at him with intense attitude until he finally left the room. Tristan had no doubt he’d stand right outside that door. There wasn’t too much of Wilder, Inc. that Landry wasn’t included in, and he certainly wouldn’t like being put out of a meeting he’d orchestrated. Tristan moved to a chair directly beside Dylan who hadn’t uttered a single word since his request for privacy. 

“You look nice today,” Tristan said quietly, smiling as Dylan’s cheeks grew red. 

“Is that why you made everyone leave?” 

“No, of course not. I could have just told you later, but that whole look’s perfect on you. The hair’s hot. Pinstripes fit your frame remarkably well. You look taller, more intimidating. Great look for negotiations or the cover of GQ. You could do both.” Tristan scooted closer. “Did you get my flowers?” he asked even quieter. 
“I did. Thank you, but that was a risky move,” Dylan said, clearly ignoring the compliment. 

“I wrote and sealed the card myself. What did you do with the flowers?” Tristan leaned forward, then moved in a little more, smelling Dylan’s cologne. That had Dylan pushing back in his chair. 

“I gave them to the concierge that helped me this morning,” Dylan answered and then backtracked. “I didn’t think I’d be in my room very much and didn’t want them to go to waste.”

“I figured you’d do something like that. It’s why I picked those colors. So that means you’re coming with me tonight?” Tristan asked, his eyes still focused directly on Dylan’s. 

“We’ll see how things go today. I’m not sure about all this. You lowballed me and I was just reading about the staffing…” Dylan started, but Tristan lifted a hand to Dylan’s lips to stop his words. He let his fingers linger as he spoke. 


“I don’t want to talk business yet. I honestly was only informed of the changes to personnel when I walked in today. From this point forward, you and I will decide how this sale goes, no one else, but before we do, I want to put personal before business because they are two separate entities between us. Will you please go with me tonight? I need to cancel some things if you’re not coming,” Tristan added at Dylan’s skeptical look.  








                  WOW, I don't know about you, but I can't wait for MORE Secret!!! Keep tuned in here and on our Facebook page for details on Kindle's release date for Secret.








Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!

Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.
















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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Give Me All of You by FL Jacob











Beth Emmons would not allow herself fall in love.  She’d been burned in the worst way possible, leaving her with a secret that made her the black sheep of the family.

Jake Martin wasn’t looking for love.  After his ‘true love’ married another, he kept to himself and lived the life of a bachelor. 

When their paths crossed in Mexico, they couldn’t get enough of each other.  Beth kept to her ‘friends with benefits’ plan, while Jake wanted more.  A pregnancy scare caused Beth to run from Jake.  Jake gave Beth the space she needed even if it was going to kill him. Christmas at the Black Hollywood Club reunited them and made them stronger. 

Now, the family Beth wanted to forget pops back into her life needing her full attention.  All the while, Beth’s secret is busting at the seams causing her to once again distance herself from Jake.  Jake decides enough is enough and vows to fight for the love of his life, his real true love.

Will Beth be able to give herself to Jake?  Can Jake’s love give Beth the strength she needs, or will her secrets cause them to fall apart again, leaving them shattered . . . unable to pick up the pieces.

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                          A VERY MERRY BLACK HOLIDAY(NOVELLA)









                                      GIVE ME ALL OF YOU(BOOK 3)














   I am a mommy of two, wife to an amazing man, and full time employee. Life is crazy and busy! I started writing again during a darker time in my life in a group write in a Facebook group. They brought back my passion for writing that I haven’t felt since high school and helped me through hard times. 

Starting this process was tedious and nerve-wracking, but my amazing ladies and my fabulous husband have inspired me to take my love for writing to the next step.

My current books are Have I Told You, I Won't Give Up on You, A Very Merry Black Hollywood Christmas, all part of the Black Hollywood Series. Coming Soon will be Give Me All of You, book 3 in the BH Series. 

Coming later 2015, One in a Million. New Characters, New story, Standalone! More information coming soon.