Friday, 31 January 2014

Its release Day for H.C Brown's Master Me! Check out my interview with her :)

HI H.C :) Thanks for popping in. Cup of tea? Please tell us a little about yourself
H.C. Brown is a multi-published, bestselling, award winning, author of over fifty published titles under a variety of pen names and publishing houses. She writes in many genres including Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, BDSM, Time Travel, Action Adventure, and Contemporary Romance. In 2011, she was delighted to received nomination in three categories in the 2011 CAPA Awards: Favorite Author, Best GLBT Romance and Best Science Fiction Romance. In 2013, A Tryst in Time was nominated for best Historical M/M in the Goodreads Book of Year Awards H.C writes about strong alpha males in complex settings and her stories have happy endings.


How did you come up with the idea for your book?
It came to me after watching a story about the Bermuda Triangle and the ships that vanish.

When did the characters first pop into your head?
The characters seem to arrive about the same time as the plot. I can see them and of course I pick up stragglers along the way and weave them into the story.

Without giving away any spoilers, was the story always straight forward for you to write, or did it pop up any surprises along the way? 
I’m a pantser, so sometimes I write an entire story around a title or one line I’ve heard in a song. So no I never have an outline or write to a plan. I tried that once and it took all the fun out of writing. For me it’s like reading a story but determinating the outcome. I call it writing without a net.


Where do you like to write?
Anywhere quiet with a comfy sofa.

Do you read a lot?
I read about four books a month, when I say read I mean listen too. I enjoy audio books and they don’t give me eye strain. I also appreciate the melody in an author’s voice.

Who are some of your favourite authors?
Diana Gabaldon, Sandra Brown, Dan Brown.

And last but not least, have you any words of wisdom for aspiring writers out there?
If you want to write, write what inspires you. Join an organization with members who can help you learn your craft. It’s a tough world, you need a thick skin to take the rejections and sometimes bad reviews. The rewards for having a book published and a following of readers may not be in earning a lot of money because very few authors make a living from writing but in the joy of communicating with readers around the world.
The biggest mistake for a new author is to rush their story off to a publisher or agent the moment they write “The End”. Put the story away for a couple of weeks then look at it again, have a few people read the story to make sure it’s perfect before you send it away, then you’ll have the best chance of success. Most of all never give up. If you face a few rejections, it doesn’t mean you won’t succeed and with the millions of publishers out there, one of them will love your story.


Web: www.hcbrown-author.com

Blog: http://www.hcbrownauthoroferoticromance.blogspot.com.au/

Book Buy Link: http://www.roosterandpigpublishing.com/new-releases.html

Book Blurb:

After Leo Marshall survives a storm at sea, he discovers the watery vortex he hurled through was a gateway to another realm. As a filthy disease ridden human, he is not welcomed into the strange world of unusual diverse humanoids and finds refuge with a shifter. His immediate lustful attraction to the delicious BDSM Master, Ashrin of Ecatnie Pride is so powerful it is frightening. The rules are different in this future realm and frequent sex with a multitude of partners is expected. Leo wants Ashrin exclusively but is afraid his Master will love him —to death.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Truth or Dare? Come check out Elizabeth Morgan's latest release!

Truth or Dare?
Blurb:
Do you dare tell the truth?
A tequila fuelled game of Truth or Dare is not Dani’s idea of fun, but when Cameron, the jerk who rejected her a year ago is the one provoking her into playing, how can she say no? Not that he’s giving her the option in the first place.

Bravado compels her forward, but when the dares get physical and their friends leave them alone, Cameron’s questions turn to her feelings for him, and unfortunately, lying is not part of the game.
Will a dare give Dani the courage she needs to tell Cameron the truth?
Excerpt:
Fine, I will take a dare.” I glanced at Ben. “What do you want me to do?”
A wicked grin spread across his lips. It was almost as sexy as his brother’s. “I want you to lick salt off Cameron, and then take the lime from his mouth.”
He had to be fucking kidding. “What?”
You heard the man.” The amusement ran clear in Cameron’s voice.
An idiotic bout of nerves skipped through me. “And do I dare ask where I will be drinking the tequila from?”
Ben’s gaze flicked to Cameron, who I couldn’t bring myself to look at. Holding up my hand, I cut Ben off before he suggested anything else.
Never mind. I’ll do it.” Untangling my legs, I slid off the sofa, levelling a look at Cameron.
He pulled his T-shirt over his head, and my mouth dried at the way his six-pack rippled with each movement. He was solid, perfect. His skin was a healthy bronze. A fine dusting of dark hair ran from his navel and crept down into his jeans. I couldn’t help but follow the teasing path with my gaze….
See something you like?”
Did I ever. I hated to admit it, but he was the kind of guy you just wanted to lick—well, anything off of.
Nope. I’m just wondering why removing your top is necessary. Scared I’m going to spill my drink on your T-shirt?”
His lips turned upward. “Man told you to lick salt off me, but he didn’t say where you would be licking the salt from.”
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Author Info:
Elizabeth started life wanting to be an actress because she loved entertaining people. She enjoyed nothing more than being able to make people laugh and to help distract them from reality for a few hours.
She studied Musical Theatre in college, but during her second year, her mind started to overflow with story ideas, so she began writing plays. Slowly, over the following three years, she was writing more and more, channelling every ounce of her imagination into the written word.
Now here she is, years later, hiding away like a hermit in her little cottage in Cheshire, England, writing like crazy and loving every minute of it.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

You like Alphas? Come check out Jorja Lovett talking about Alpha's Claim Anthology!

Alpha's Claim Anthology
Blurb:
Strength. Power. Domination. 
The shifters in our Alpha's Claim anthology have one thing in common—they won't take “no” for an answer. Whether they lead packs of their own, or whether they walk a solitary path, these alphas won't let anyone stop them from claiming their women.
Lose yourself in these ten sinfully delicious love stories. After all, who could deny an Alpha?


I can't resist Evernight Publishing's anthologies. Especially when they put out a call for yummy Alpha shifters. My story in the anthology is Extinction. Here's a little snippet…

Extinction
"You have nothing to be ashamed of." The look Lucas shot her pinged Holly's nipples into points against the flimsy fabric of her nightwear.
"You saw me naked?" Regardless of whether his tale was true or not, she hated that there was a possibility he had seen her at her most vulnerable.
"I think that makes us even, don't you?" He clutched the pillow closer to his groin. She'd have to remember to put the cover in the wash tomorrow.
"So, you've seen me in the nip, and I've seen you. It's been fun, but could you please fuck off now? It's been a long day." She wanted to crawl back into bed and pretend the past twenty-four hours had never happened.
"I didn't realize losing my father's funding would cause you such hardship. I'm sorry I upset you. That wasn't my intention." He had seen her tears after all. Bugger. That put her on the back foot.
"What did you think was going to happen? That we would put the flags out and celebrate our independence? As much as I detest saying it, we rely on your contribution to fund the project here." She had to set her weapon down so she could wipe away some more stupid tears.
"I'm still trying to get over the loss of my father. I guess I was trying to make it easier on myself by cutting a lot of ties to him. Listen, do you have something I can wear? It's impossible to have a serious conversation when I'm standing here with my balls in my hand." He peered at her from under lowered lids, sounding strangely vulnerable.
Maybe he wasn't such a cold hearted bastard after all. She knew she would go completely doolally if anything happened to her parents. That still didn't make it any more appropriate for him to be stark bollock naked in her bedroom. The sooner he covered up his six-pack and that happy trail of hair dipping from his navel, the quicker she could resume hating him. She grabbed her robe from behind the bedroom door and threw it at him.
"Thanks." He dropped the pillow to catch it in both hands.
Fuck a duck! Holly tried to avert her eyes, but she could still see his junk swinging about in
her peripheral vision as he dressed. "I think I'll go put the kettle on."


Author Bio:
Jorja Lovett is a British author with both Irish and Scottish roots, which makes for a very dry sense of humour. Writing since she was old enough to wield a pen, it wasn't until she joined her crit group, UCW, that she pursued her passion seriously.
Now, with Joe Manganiello as her permanent muse, if she can leave the pause button on her Magic Mike dvd long enough, she hopes to spend the rest of her days writing steamy romances.

Author Links: Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Website

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Cover reveal!! Hero by Leighton Del Mia!! Giveaway!!

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Title: Hero
Author: Leighton Del Mia
Genre: Dark Erotica, Standalone
Expected Release Date: February 27, 2014
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Calvin Parish
They call me Hero. I defend. I protect. I ask for nothing in return, and that makes me good. Doesn’t it? That which makes me the ultimate predator also feeds dark impulses I’ve learned to control—until I bring her too close. For years I’ve watched her from afar, but what started out as duty has become obsession.
Cataline Ford
I work hard. I play by the rules. I’m content. My scars are quiet and invisible, and that keeps me hidden. Doesn’t it? One fateful walk home, I’m taken by someone I didn’t know I should fear. Captive and afraid, nobody will tell me why I’m confined to this hauntingly beautiful mansion. I’m given everything; I have nothing. He takes what he needs from me, and for that I hate him. But I might have loved him once. And just because you’re reading this doesn’t mean I survive him.  
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Because I’m lost in my thoughts, I don’t hear Cataline enter the room. Her tight black dress cuts across her mid-thighs, and her cleavage teases from a plummeting neckline. She’s done her makeup for probably the second time since arriving at the mansion. “What is this?” I ask, narrowing my eyes. “What?” Jasmine drifts under my nose as she walks away from me to her seat. “I told you not to dress up for dinner.” “I thought you’d like it,” she says, lowering herself gracefully into the chair. Her back is straight as a rod, and her fingers are laced. “You don’t?” Norman decorates the table with food as I stare Cataline down. He clears his throat. “For dinner, we have—” “Leave us.” He pauses. Though my eyes are still fastened on Cataline, I know he’s watching me as he bows his head. “As you wish, sir.” I stand and slowly walk the line of the long table. My footsteps echo through the hall, appropriately menacing. I’ve just come from a burning building but am back in my suit and tie to maintain appearances. And my ridiculous glasses, which I remove and toss aside. She’ll believe I’ve just returned from the office. When I’m standing over her, she tugs up the neckline of the dress and blinks at me. I resist smirking as she tucks hair behind her ear twice. “Well,” she says, “aren’t we going to eat?” “I’m going to eat.” “I’m not?” “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one meal at this table, and it’s you.” My ears pick up her slow swallow, my eyes the curl of her hands in her lap. “That sounds like a threat,” she says quietly. I bend over, flatten one hand on the table and wrap the other around the arm of her chair. “It’s not. This is a threat: if you’re not naked and spread out on this table in two seconds, I’m going to spank you so hard, you won’t know up from down.”   heartdividerPost  
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Monday, 27 January 2014

Movie Monday!!!

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Welcome back to Movie Monday folks!

I haven't watched any movies this week, so I will catch up on a movie I watched last week. That movie was 'Flowers in The Attic'.

I watched this right after reading the book, and oh I have to say I didn't enjoy it at all. I don't know if that was because I had literally just finished the book the day before, or if the movie just isn't that good.

I found a lot of things from the book had been left out or changed, things I felt would have made the movie better. For example, in the movie, the butler knew about the children, in the book he didn't. I preferred it in the book, where Mommy and the Grandmother were the only ones who knew. And who was that guy with all the dogs?! They left out the scene where Cathy and Chris escaped and ran to the lake for a midnight swim, in the movie they get out of the window onto the roof, but Chris almost falls into the mouths of those dogs, so he climbs back up and they go back inside.

To be honest, I'd rather not have watched it, but things can't be unwatched can they lol.

** 2 STARS

Sunday, 26 January 2014

***REVIEW*** Bollywood Fiance for a Day by Ruchi Vasudeva

Bollywood Fiance for a Day by Ruchi Vasudeva

The man of her Bollywood dreams

Winning the chance to meet the ultimate Bollywood heart-throb, Zaheer Saxena, is just what Vishakha needs to take her mind off her recent humiliation—being jilted the week before her wedding! And when gorgeous Zaheer offers to be her fake fiancé, the chance to save face with her family is just too tempting…

It’s a deal that benefits them both—Zaheer is warding off any unwanted female attention until his next film is finished—but can Vishakha trust herself not to hope that her dream fiancé for a day will be her forever man?


I received copy of this from the author via a friend of hers. I decided to read this one as it is one of the monthly choices on a reading challenge I'm taking part in, (Around the World in 80 Books hosted by Love Bites and Silk). I think this is the first Mills and Boons I've read, so  I was looking forward to it.

I actually enjoyed it. It was a sweet read. I'm not sure whether I've read any books based in India before, so this was an experience for me. I kept stopping to Google things in the book! But it taught me different things about the Indian culture, and I learnt what their different item of clothing are called :)

Ok, the story was really sweet. I really liked Vishakha, she seemed a really nice person. She was jilted just before her wedding when her fiance left her for... her sister!!!! Yeah right would I still go to the wedding?!!! Well, Vishakha did, but with a Hollywood beauty on her arm! After entering and winning a competition for a date with Hollywood heart-throb Zaheer, things go from 0-60, with them both  deciding that pretending to be engaged would be good for them. For Zaheer it would get Mia off his back, and for Vishakha it would show her family she had no problem being at her sister and ex-fiances wedding day. 

Can things stay that platonic? Well lets just say with charms like Zaheer's, I'd have a hard time keeping my hands off him!!!

:D

Monday, 20 January 2014

Movie monday!!!!

MOVIE MONDAY!!!

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Hi Guys

Todays' Movie is '2 Guns' featuring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

Me and the other half watched this last week, we had £5 free credit on BlinkBox which was about to run out so we grabbed 2 Guns to watch.

I was rather impressed actually. I mean it wasn't amazing, but it was quite good. There was a lot of comedy in it, and to be honest it was good 'giggle' comedy.

First off, I wasn't particularly looking forward to Mark Wahlbrg being in this, as the last 2 movies I watched him in (Ted, and The Other Guys), weren't exactly his best. I just thought he wasn't a very good actor anymore. But... 2 Guns proved me wrong as his acting was quite good, and he played his character well.

So, the storyline was well done. Denzel being an undercover CIA Agent, and Wahlberg being an undercover Naval Intelligence Officer.Well, either of these guys in a uniform is enough for me ;) But the fun part was that neither knew the the other was undercover.

A lot of shooting at bad guys (and occasionally each other lol), a little romance, some laugh out loud comedy, and some awesome action!!!!!

**** 4 Stars

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Doris is here and she's brought her Bear ;)

Please welcome Doris O'Connor over today, and she's brought her Bear with her :)

Hello everyone, and many thanks to Dee for asking me on her blog with my newest release The Bear Project. 
 
I've been popping up all over the place with this, and I can see you roll your eyes now, saying not her again.

*grins*

So, I thought I would focus on the softer side of my hero today. Cole is a Bear shifter, the last in his ancient blood line of bears, and as such he's under considerable pressure to mate and continue this bloodline, something he's refused to do.

You see, Cole is somewhat of a romantic. His parents were true mates, and his mum always told her that he should hold out for his one true mate, so he's guarded his heart pretty closely.
The world knows him as the fuck them and leave them type, and believe me Cole is no angel. He's the original bad boy, not afraid to bend the rules to his needs, but he's also a man of position and very aware of what is expected of him.

And then he meets one little human, called Emmi, and everything changes…

Blurb:
When Animal conservationist Emmi Layne meets bad boy Cole Jackson there is no denying the instant lust between them. She has a thing for bears, after all. However, you cannot build a relationship on awesome sex alone, especially when you live on different continents, and have nothing in common.
Everything changes, when Emmi discovers that their night of passion has left her with more than erotic memories. She has no means of contacting him, even if she wanted to, but she hasn't counted on this bear shifter's determination.
Cole is not what he seems, and he will stop at nothing to claim what's his—even if that means breaking all the rules.
Can he trust the mating bond to deliver, or will it spell the end of an ancient blood line?
With the odds stacked against them, can this unlikely duo find happiness together?

You can read the official red hot excerpt here, but I thought I would show you some of that softer side in today's excerpt.

Excerpt:
Emmi yanked her hands out his grasp, and this time he let her with a sigh.
"I'm sorry," he said.
"So, you should be." She glared at him some more for good measure, but Emmi was honest enough with herself to admit that he had a point. She had freaked out, but not once had it occurred to her to not have the baby.
"I could never get rid of the baby. It's not his fault."
"His?" Cole asked with a tender smile, which made Emmi glad she was still sitting down.
"Well, the doctor says it's too early to tell the sex, but everyone keeps saying he's a boy, so I kinda got used to the idea."
"Everyone being?"
"Maria, her brothers, and their mate. Every other goddamn shifter I've met recently. You all seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to simply come up to me and sniff me like some sort of dog, and announce that baby is a boy. I guess I ought to be glad you don't sniff my butt like dogs. I'd never live that one down."
Cole burst into laughter, and a little bubble of happiness popped in her chest. It was good to see him laugh. He had been too much of a brooding presence in her life for the last two weeks. This felt more like their time in Creek Fells before it had all gone so horribly wrong.
"I can see how that would be difficult to explain, sugar."
Cole sobered and stood up. He towered over her, and her mouth went dry. She licked her lips nervously when he rounded the breakfast bar and stared down on her. The intensity of his gaze took her breath away, and her skin heated under his silent regard.
"May I?" he finally asked.
"Wh-what?"
"May I say hello to my baby?"
"Oh, right, err, yes sure, what…"
Words failed her when Cole dropped to his knees in front of her and placed his large hands on her abdomen. He tugged her pajama top up until he exposed her belly, and all the air left her lungs when he inhaled against her skin. He stayed like that for the longest time, not moving. The puffs of hot air against her abdomen were the only movement in the room, until he kissed her and whispered something unintelligible to her belly.
Warmth spread through her body, and she tingled from top to toe. Cole straightened, and she could have sworn she saw the sheen of unshed tears in his eyes, before he blinked and the moment was lost.
"Thank you, sugar."
Emmi had to clear her throat several times before she could respond.
"You're not going to impart your wisdom as to what I'm going to have then? After all everyone else has had a shot."
Cole smiled, and he seemed to grow an inch in front of her as his eyes flashed to his bear's.
"You have a very strong little bear in there, sugar, and I want you to know that I heard everything you said to me. I will give you all the time you need to make sure you can trust me, but know this. You are mine, and I will do everything in my power to claim you. You and me, sugar, we belong together, and the sooner you realize that, the better it will be for all of us. I'm here to stay."

For all buy links check out this link: http://www.dorisoconnor.com/the-bear-project.html
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Author Bio:
Glutton for punishment would be a good description for Doris... at least that's what she hears on an almost daily basis when people find out that she has a brood of nine children, ranging from adult to toddler and lives happily in a far too small house, cluttered with children, pets, dust bunnies, and one very understanding and supportive husband. Domestic goddess she is not.
There is always something better to do after all, like working on the latest manuscript and trying not to scare the locals even more than usual by talking out loud to the voices in her head. Her characters tend to be pretty insistent to get their stories told, and you will find Doris burning the midnight oil on a regular basis. Only time to get any peace and quiet and besides, sleep is for wimps.
She likes to spin sensual, sassy, and sexy tales involving alpha heroes to die for, and heroines who give as good as they get. From contemporary to paranormal, BDSM to F/F, and Ménage, haunting love stories are guaranteed.
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Monday, 13 January 2014

Look what I got!!!!!

I had been meaning to share these photos for a while now, and totally forgot to do it!!!

I received this from +Megan D. Martin a week or so before Christmas:


The inside was signed with a message to me:

Now zoom in on the front cover:


Yep that's me!!!! :D

I was extremely chuffed when Megan asked me to BETA read Alive for her, and I was buzzing after finishing it! It is an amazing book (you can check out my review here), and I think you all should read it!

Thank to the wonderful Megan for my lovely paperback copy <3 <3

Sunday, 12 January 2014

***REVIEW*** Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews

 Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews

The four Dollanganger children had such perfect lives -- a beautiful mother, a doting father, a lovely home. Then Daddy was killed in a car accident, and Momma could no longer support the family. So she began writing letters to her parents, her millionaire parents, whom the children had never heard of before.

Momma tells the children all about their rich grandparents, and how Chris and Cathy and the twins will live like princes and princesses in their grandparents' fancy mansion. The children are only too delighted by the prospect. But there are a few things that Momma hasn't told them.

She hasn't told them that their grandmother considers them "devil's spawn" who should never have been born. She hasn't told them that she has to hide them from their grandfather if she wants to inherit his fortune. She hasn't told them that they are to be locked away in an abandoned wing of the house with only the dark, airless attic to play in. But, Momma promises, it's only for a few days....

Then the days stretch into months, and the months into years. Desperately isolated, terrified of their grandmother, and increasingly convinced that their mother no longer cares about them, Chris and Cathy become all things to the twins and to each other. They cling to their love as their only hope, their only strength -- a love that is almost stronger than death

I've been meaning to read this for some years now and just never got round to it. it was only after noticing someone on Goodreads reading it. This prompted me to read some of the reviews, and after many people talking about how it was banned, and a lot of school aged kids used to hide a copy in between text books etc, so I thought 'OK let's get this read and see what all the fuss is about'.
I'll start by saying this is a strange book, and not just the incest part (no spoilers there as I'm sure everyone knows about that bit).

I gave this a 4 star rating on Goodreads as it wasn't amazing, but it kinda got into my head, therefore deserves more than 3 stars. 

Ok, from the start. The Dollangangers father dies in a car accident, on his birthday, leaving behind his wife Corrine, and their 4 children Christopher, Cathy and the twins Cory and Carrie. After a while of writing letters to the mother who disowned her a long time ago, Corrine packs up and takes the children to her parents house. She tells the children her parents are rich and once she wins over her father again, they will all live amazing lives full of riches. Only what she doesn't tell them is that once they arrive, the kids have to stay locked away in a room at the far end of the gigantic house, as her father does not know she has children. But only for a day or two, she tells them. Well...

Days turn to weeks, which turn to months, then to years. Those poor children. locked in a room, can't go outside, can't make too much noise in case the Grandfather hears them make noise. The Grandmother brings them food each day in a picnic basket, but she isn't a nice lady at all. She gives the children a list of rules to follow, don't have lustful thoughts, boys and girls can never be in the bathroom at the same time, do not make noise etc etc. Bloody awful lady what she is!!

In their room, there is a door at the back of a wardrobe that leads to the attic. Up in the attic is where the kids find some happiness. They make swings which Chris ties tot he rafters, they make it into a garden by drawing pictures of flowers, animals etc to stick on the walls. Chris puts up a ballet bar for Cathy and she practises her dancing. Chris finds loads of books to keep him occupied.

But things start to change. Their mother seems to only visit them once in a while, fair enough she brings toys for them and gifts, but visits start becoming sparse. Their attitudes start to change too, after all, being locked up in a room together for 3 years (I know!!!) is bound to start making you a little 'house mad'.

This book totally got in my head, the emotions of the children were totally believable. The description of the children, their weight, height, structure, it pulled me in, rooting for them, I wanted them to survive!!! Will they survive? I will say no more.

Not an amazing book, but yes still a good read. I think it's a book everyone should at least try.
 

Friday, 10 January 2014

Into the Spiral by Erin Danzer Blog Tour!


Title: Into The Spiral

Series: The Spiral Defenders

Author: Erin Danzer

Formats Available In: Digital

Publication Date: January 2014

Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Lambert wants to get out from under her older brother’s shadow. When Ronnie gets a tattoo and then is struck by lightning, she suddenly finds herself able to see and hear things in shadows that don’t appear to others. Then Ronnie meets Gavin Clearwater, the hot new guy in all of her classes and finds out he can see and hear the same things she can.

Gavin tells her about the Spiral Defenders, a group of warriors that travels through space and time to defend the planets of the Spiral. After meeting the Commander of the Spiral Defenders and realizing his intentions might not be pure, Ronnie struggles between following her destiny to become a Spiral Defender and trying to regain the life she had before being struck by lightning.

Excerpt:

She looked and gave a little wave before turning to walk into her room only to find her way blocked by yet another guy. This school seemed to be crawling with hotties! This one was only a few inches taller than her, kind of short for a guy, with straight black hair and dark slightly slanted eyes. He wore black cargo pants, a black t-shirt that did nothing to hide his six-pack abs, and black combat boots. He looked her up and down and arched an eyebrow as he stepped aside.

“After you, Princess,” he said, making a sweeping gesture with his arm as he slightly bowed. Ronnie didn’t know whether to be appalled or to laugh at him and didn’t have time to make up her mind as their Homeroom teacher asked if they would be joining them today. Cheeks flushed, Ronnie walked into the room and sat in the first available seat. The guy in the doorway sat at the desk behind her and gave a small smirk that she pretended to ignore. Who the hell did this guy think he was? She looked across the room and smiled when she saw Shawn sitting in the back corner. He smiled and nodded when he saw her and her heart fluttered.

“Boyfriend, or someone you wish was?” the boy behind her whispered. Ronnie rolled her eyes. Her shoulders tightened as she tried to ignore him but he wasn’t going to be dissuaded so easily.

“Huh, well, if you’re not going to answer, then I’m going to have to guess,” he continued. “My guess would be that he’s not your boyfriend but you want him to be. Since you didn’t walk in with him, it makes me wonder if he’s even interested in you. What is he, an oblivious friend? Or does he not even know you exist? Is that what this outfit is for; so he will finally see you?”

Ronnie’s ears reddened and it took the last of her willpower to keep from turning around and telling him to shut up. She clenched her hands together on top of her desk, praying the teacher would call on either one of them just so he would stop talking. A million comebacks flashed through her mind, but she ground her teeth, knowing she would never say any of them. Despite her promise to herself to become her own person, she really didn’t know how to go about doing that. She thought it would be easy once she got the tattoo, but she knew she was failing. Even showing it off this morning, the little bit that she was able to, had taken more courage than she normally possessed—and she hadn't even had the satisfaction of Shawn seeing it.

Thinking about Shawn took her mind off the jerk behind her and she managed to tune into what the teacher was saying. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that interesting (all about locker assignments and hall passing times) so she tuned out as quickly as she’d tuned in, her mind wandering back to Shawn. She snuck another peek at him and was thrilled to find him watching her—or at least that’s what it looked like at first. He was actually looking at something behind her. She moved her head to get a better look and felt a tug on her hair.

“Stop moving; I’m almost done,” the guy behind her muttered. Ronnie spun around.

“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” she shrieked, unable to pretend ignorance anymore. She ran a hand over her hair and found a thin lock he had apparently been braiding. Her eyes narrowed as the rest of the class waited for his reaction. Even the teacher had stopped talking.

“I was bored,” he muttered. “And your hair is really pretty.”

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About Erin Danzer:

Erin Danzer wrote her first book at 10-years-old for a Young Authors competition, where she was awarded an Honorable Mention and discovered a passion for the written word. She’s written several novels and short stories since that spark ignited. Into the Spiral is the first of a four book series. In addition to her novels, Erin writes a monthly short story serial, The Cassandra Serafin Chronicles, posting alternately on her blog and in Literary Lunes bi-monthly online magazine. Erin resides in Racine, Wisconsin, with her husband, two children, and their cat.

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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Sunday, 5 January 2014

***REVIEW*** Drowning in Rapture by Megan D Martin

Drowning in Rapture by Megan D Martin

I didn’t plan to become a stripper who performs live sex shows.
But that’s what happened. It’s what I do, and I’m good at it.

I was going to go on and do something with my life. I was going to be something more than just a piece of ass.
But that’s not how it worked it out.

Men don’t control me. Not anymore. Not until my best friend left and he came into my life.

I don’t want lose myself and drown in another man. But I’m afraid it’s already too late.


I received an ARC copy of this from Megan (thanks chick!) in return for an honest review. Here goes:

Julia works as a stripper, who also once a month does a show with her gay best friend in front of a lot of rich folk, a live sex show. Until one day her partner in crime leaves town, and a new guy is brought into the mix, enter 'The Ripper'.

Okay, so I totally devoured this book in one day! 'Loved it' doesn't even begin to describe how much I enjoyed this one. The chemistry between Cole and Julia is so strong you can almost feel it jump from the page! Cole, or 'The Ripper' as he is known, is quite a character. To be honest I wasn't sure how much I liked him at first, I didn't think he was good for Julia at all. But as the book goes on, I started to like him, then I really liked him! 

Julia is a girl who knows what she wants, and she knows how to get it. Or at least she thinks she knows what she wants until her first meeting with 'the Ripper' that it :)

Amazing book, great storyline, and some fabulous shocks thrown in there too!  


Release Day Blitz! Seven Sons by Lili Saint Germain!

Seven Sons

 

My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers MC, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect. 

Including my innocence. 

When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old. 

Before my father died, Dornan and his sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer. 

I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I'm out for revenge. 

But I didn't expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club. 

I didn't expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it. 

Now, I'm faced with an impossible choice - Jase, or avenging my fathers death?

 

 

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

***REVIEW*** RAW by Belle Aurora

*Author Note: This is not a love story. This is a story of love gone wrong.*
Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am.
Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street.
Best decision I ever made.
Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job.
My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved.
But the saying is true.
The world makes way for those who know where they are going.
That’s me.
I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace.
But then there’s him.
I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me.
He makes me feel.
It’s unconventional.
But it’s real.
I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker.
So am I.
This isn’t a story.
This is my life.
 I received a copy of this from the author in return for an honest review and taking part in her book tour. Here is my review.

Ok, I have to start by saying this book is freakin A-MAZING!! I could hardly put it down! My children have been left to their own devices for the last few days while I got my head around this fantastic book!

When  was first asked to take part in Belles book tour, I remember thinking that RAW reminded me of another book I had read recently, so I thought I'd give it a go. Boy was I wrong! RAW is like nothing else I've ever read. It has the perfect title,  RAW is exactly what it says on the tin :)

Twitch, what should I say about him? Well, he's a total power freak, egotistical male, who needs to be in control of everyone and everything around him. But damn is he hot!! I loved him, even though I probably shouldn't have. There was just something about him, something deep and rooted inside him that made you feel for him big time. 
Lexi, she was a sweet girl, cared about others more than herself, so being a case worker for foster kids was the ideal job. She had a lot of love inside her, which made me think her and Twitch, well two completely different people! 
Other characters in the book are good too, I particularly liked Happy. But I kept picturing him looking like Happy from Sons of Anarchy, not a bad thing I suppose ;) Lexis 2 friends are in the book quite often too, they make for good friends.
There are some amazing scenes in the book, there's a great scene with Michael (one of lexis case kids), and the ending, well the ending blew me away big time. And of course there is some damn goods sex!!!
If you haven't already read this, and you like to read something different, then grab a copy now!!!

Friday, 3 January 2014

Release Blitz. RAW by Belle Aurora



Title: Raw
Author: Belle Aurora
Genre: New Adult Dark Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2014



Synopsis
*Author Note: This is not a love story. This is a story of love gone wrong.*
Growing up the way I did, you’d think I’d be more screwed up than what I actually am.
Soon as I turned sixteen, I left that bump in the road I called home and took my chances on the street.
Best decision I ever made.
Now, at the age of twenty six, I’m educated, employed and damn good at my job.
My friends have become my family. Like me, they know what it’s like to grow up unloved.
But the saying is true.
The world makes way for those who know where they are going.
That’s me.
I know where I’m going and I’ll get there eventually. On my own terms and at my own pace.
But then there’s him.
I feel his eyes on me. I see him hiding in plain sight. He watches me.
He makes me feel.
It’s unconventional.
But it’s real.
I’m sure you’re wondering how a person falls in love with their stalker.
So am I.
This isn’t a story.
This is my life.
Mini Teaser
Staring down at my chest, she takes a step closer to me and whispers miserably, “I’m here to let Brad fuck me.” My cheek ticks and head implodes. She steps closer to me to add, “He’s going to fuck me. Fuck me til I forget you. Til I forget I ever met you. He’s helping me drown you out and I like when I’m not thinkin’ about you.” 

She looks into my eyes and repeats on a whisper, “You’re poison.”




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About the Author

Belle Aurora is twenty six years old and was born in the land down under. At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love. Humorous romance novels.Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.With words.With writing.With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.

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