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Friday, July 13, 2018

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: The Devil Don't Sleep by Janine Infante Bosco

THE DEVIL DON'T SLEEP
by Janine Infante Bosco
A Satan Knights Novel
Publication Date: June 28, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, MC, Romantic Suspense, Standalone
Cover Designer: JB's Cover Obsession Design
Model: Joe Adams
Talent Agent: PTS - Pathways Talent Services 
Photographer: FuriousFotog


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SYNOPSIS

Sometimes we must let go of what was, appreciate what remains and fearlessly embrace what comes next.

Sebastian “Bas”
Born to a family of outlaws, I was destined to ride with the Satan’s Knights MC. With mayhem and havoc in my blood and chaos living deep in my soul, I learned the Devil don’t sleep. You never hear him creeping and he often comes disguised as everything you ever wanted.

I was just teenager when she first showed, masquerading as the girl of my dreams. A whiskey shootin’ spitfire who knocked me on my ass and helped me turn the town upside down. The girl who stole my heart with her smile and never gave it back. The same bitch who ruined me and turned my blood to ice.

It’s been six years since I turned my back on Mac, my family and my club. I’ve pushed her to the back of my head, wrote everyone off and damned the Kentucky charter to hell. But, where God built a church, the Devil built a chapel.
Now, her life is on the line and it’s clear I’m still a sucker for her gorgeous chaos because I’m the one riding to her rescue.

Mackenzie “Mac”
I often dreamed of what it would be like to stare into Bas’ blue eyes again. To hear his raspy voice whisper his love for me and feel his strong arms around me. After all, it’s always been in his embrace that I felt the safest.
In my dreams, he abolishes my sins and forgives me for breaking both our hearts.
But this is no dream.
I’m running from a nightmare and the one running with me, looks at me with enough anger to burn the world to ash.
Once upon a time, we were in love.
Once upon a time, it was us against the world.
Once upon a time, he didn’t look at me and see the Devil.
If only he knew the truth.
If only he knew the Devil was a broken angel with tattered wings.
An angel who sacrificed her heart and soul for him.

***NOTE: Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, offensive language, and mature topics. Not recommended for people under the age of 18***

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Sonja's Review


I couldn’t remember who Bas was at first but when I realized just who he was, I couldn’t wait to read The Devil Don’t Sleep! I’ve been in one of my book moods lately, but I was sucked right into the story and there was never a dull moment. The Devil Don’t Sleep was fantastic and I enjoyed it so much!

Mac and Bas haven’t had it easy, but their love is in the way that it’s not hard to see how much they love each other and you can’t doubt that. I loved their love and I loved them. Mac has always had fire that might have gone away for a little while, but she more than gets it back and she’s strong, fierce, and wonderful. Although she’s not as wonderful as Bas — he’s amazing. Bas is a good, honorable man and it was impossible not to fall in love with him!

The Devil Don’t Sleep might not have been as wild and action-packed as the other Satan Knights MC characters’ books but it still had every bit of heart. It was heartbreaking and rough, but it was also sweet, heartwarming, and beautiful. I loved The Devil Don’t Sleep and I can’t wait to for the next Janine Infante Bosco book!

The Devil Don’t Sleep is a standalone, it’s told from Bas and Mac’s POV, and they do get their happily-ever-after.
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

#BringTheBas



MEET AND GREET

Come meet Author, Janine Infante Bosco and model, Joe Adams at the "Tempted & Tantalizing Author Event" in Staten Island, New York this October!

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EXCERPT
Nothing will scare the shit out of a man more than waking up and feeling a pair of eyes drilling a hole in the side of his head. Especially, when you’ve been trying your hardest to sleep with one eye open because there’s a mark out for your girl and her kid.
Bolting up, I rub the sleep from my eyes and stare back at Ryder.
“Buddy, what are you doing?”
Crossing his little arms against his chest, he glances next to me at his sleeping mother. Thank fucking Christ she’s covered. The last thing I need to explain is why his mother is naked in the bed with me, his uncle.
How’s that for a family tree?
“Why are you in my mom’s bed?”
Dragging the sheet up to my waist with one hand, I reach behind me and cup the back of my neck with the other.
“Well, that’s actually a funny story…”
It’s not funny at all.
Not even a little bit.
But telling Ryder his mother and I fucked like rabbits after she rubbed her pussy all over me and woke me up, really isn’t an option.
“How about I tell you over breakfast?” I suggest.
“Pancakes?”
I have no fucking idea how to make pancakes.
“How’s about a bowl of cereal?”
“Okay,” he says, uncrossing his arms. He doesn’t move and suddenly, I’m intimidated by the little boy wearing SpongeBob pajamas and a scowl on his face. When did that happen?
The day you decided you wanted to be enough of a man to make him a better one.
“All right then,” I say offering him a smile as I look towards the door. “Why don’t you get a head start?”
I’ll buy you a puppy…hell, I’ll buy you the whole damn litter if you just let me grab my shorts, kid.
Debating, he glances at his mom again.
“Should we wake mommy?”
“Fuck, no…eh, I mean….” my words trail as I swipe a hand over my face. “Let’s let her sleep.”
“Okay, we can surprise her with breakfast in bed.”
Yeah, sure, if you want to get a peep show.
“Sounds like a plan.”
He takes another minute before he finally exits the room. I wait until I hear his footsteps on the stairs before, I lose the sheet and dig a pair of sweats out of one of my six bags of clothes. As luck would have it the day I decide to move my shit in here, Ryder catches me in bed with his mom the next morning. I’m not sure how I’m going to explain this one. Mac and I haven’t talked about telling Ryder about us and we’ve been cautious around him. I’m not sure why. I’m not going anywhere, and neither are they.
Making my way to the door, I pause and look back at Mac.
A man can get used to that.
He can die happy.
“Uncle Bas!”
Pulling the door closed behind me, I head downstairs and enter the kitchen to find Ryder trying to clean spilled milk off the floor.
“What happened?”
“I’m sorry!”
Lifting his head, he meets my eyes and I can tell he’s struggling to hold back tears. That fucking does something to me. It breaks my heart is what it does.
“It was an accident,” he cries. He tears his eyes away from me and I watch his hands fumble as he pulls the paper towels off the roll.
“Ryder,” I rasp, crouching down beside him. Gently, I take the towels from his hand and place a finger under his chin, forcing his eyes back to mine. “It’s okay.”
“You’re not mad?”
“No,” I say hoarsely. “It’s just spilled milk, Ryder,” I add as I wipe his tears with my thumbs.
“My dad would’ve been mad.”
Biting the inside of my cheek, I control the anger simmering in my veins.
“I’m not him, Ryder,” I say with conviction.  “You never have to be afraid of me.” His blue eyes search mine and I pray he’s inherited his mother’s knack for reading me because they’re saying all the things I don’t know how to.
I love you.
I’ll jump off a cliff for you.
Run through fire for you.
I’ll kill for you.
Bleed and die for you.
Swallowing, I smooth down his hair and lean forward, kissing the top of his head.
“Let’s get this cleaned up and get started on making you and your mom breakfast.”
“We don’t have that much milk,” he says.
How fucking hard can it be to make pancakes?
“I thought you wanted pancakes,” I reply with a wink. His eyes light up and the smile he gives me is worth every bit of heartache that brought him into this world. I get it now. I understand what Mac meant when she said he was too precious to be labeled anything less than a blessing.
“Uncle Bas, I know you said I don’t have to be afraid of you but…”
“You don’t,” I assure him. “I would never hurt you. Never.”
“Does that mean you won’t hurt my mom either?”
Jesus.
It might not be my place, but I don’t give a fuck. It’s time Ryder, and I had a talk.
Man to little man.
Rising to my feet, I hold out my hand for him.
“C ’mere,” I tell him.
He places his little hand in mine and I pull him to his feet before leading him to the kitchen table. Sitting across from one another, we stare at each other.  I’m not sure if he’s looking at me with curiosity or if he’s sizing me up trying to decide if I’m the guy good enough for his mom.
“Why don’t you tell me what you’re thinking,” I suggest. “And remember, anything you ask me won’t make me angry.”
“Okay,” he says. “I don’t want anyone to hurt my mom. She smiles a lot and I like it.”
“She has a great smile,” I agree.
He nods.
“The best,” he whispers. Then as if a light bulb has gone off in his head, he looks at me with wide eyes. “If I promise not to be afraid will you promise not to take her smile away?”
“Ryder, I want you to pay close attention to what I’m going to tell you, can you do that for me?” I ask him as I lean over the table and level my eyes to his.
“I’ll try my hardest.”
“Fair enough,” I say, taking a deep breath. “Ain’t no one in this world going to take your mom’s smile away ever again nor will anyone hurt either of you. As long as I’m alive, you and your mom will always be safe and if I have a say in the matter, the both of you will keep sharing your smiles with me.”
“Does that mean you love her?”
“I’ve loved your mom for a really long time. What it means is I finally get a chance to prove to her and to you just how much I love you both.”
I let my words sink in for a minute before continuing.
“When a man loves a woman, he isn’t afraid of expressing it and his actions sometimes speak louder than his words. One day you’re going to be a man and you’re going to find a girl who knocks you off your feet. You won’t see her coming, you’ll ask yourself why she chose you and you’ll pray you never lose her. It’ll be the most exciting time of your life and the scariest too. You might make mistakes, but they’ll never be intentional because you’re going to think back to this conversation and remember how you wanted me to treat your mom.”
“I want you to be nice to her,” he whispers.
“I want you to be humble and kind,” I counter.
“Take her nice places,” he continues.
“Always hold the door for her,” I say.
“Tell her it’s going to be okay when she’s sad,” he adds.
“Do your best to never make her sad,” I counter.
“Make her smile,” he whispers.
“Cherish every smile she gives you,” I reply.
“Love her,” he pleads.
“Love her,” I agree.
A beat of silences passes between us before I hold out my hand.
“A man’s handshake is his word. It’s his promise,” I explain, tipping my chin to my hand, urging him to take it. Lifting his hand, he slides it into mine and he gives it a firm shake, sealing our promise to one another.
For him to grow up and be a good man.
For me to set the example by loving his mother.

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ABOUT JANINE INFANTE BOSCO

Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.
She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Ven by K. Webster and Ker Dukey

Ven
by K. Webster & Ker Dukey
Publication Date: June 29, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance

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Synopsis:
The Vetrov name comes with expectation.
My role in this world is simple: do as Father asks and live my life how he planned it.

My future is already written: run the empire.
Old Values. Old Rule. Old Money.
Until her.

Everything I do lacks purpose.
Everything I do is empty.
Women. Money. Power. It meant nothing.

Until her.

When the Volkov rose showed up at my home a disgraced package, hand-delivered by a Vasiliev prince, I began paving my own path.
I vowed to make her bloom once more.

She consumed me.
Her. Her. Her.

But you can’t love a rose and expect not to be damaged by her thorns.
She cut me too deep.
And I bled out.
My soul fled.
All that’s left is a cold, calculating monster.

I am Veniamin.
Volcanic. Victorious. Valiant. Vetrov.
When you enter my world to play games, prepare to lose.
In the end, I always find the thorn in my side, and I pluck it right out.



Sonja's Review


OMG, Ker Dukey and K. Webster — I did not see that coming! That ending just has me chomping at the bit to read the next book in The V Games! But before we can even think about that, we should talk about Ven first and let me just say going in that I thought it was going to be hard to top the amazingness that was Vlad. loved that first book, I had a serious hero hangover once I finished and I didn’t think any character could make me love him more than Vlad, but Ven sure gave the book and the man a run for their money. I think I might still love Vlad a little more, but this author duo definitely upped their game and created gold with Ven.

I knew going in that Diana was going to be a boss and boy, did she prove me right! Diana is fierce, strong, and formidable. She’s so cunning and smart that no one she’s plotting against has a chance. There’s a lot of hardness to Diana, but there’s softness to her too and there are times when my heart ached for her. I didn’t always agree with Diana, but I did love this special heroine.

I liked Ven in the first book and I didn’t believe he ever really stood a chance against Vlad. I knew that I was going to love Ven, but more than Vlad — no way. And then I started reading and Ven was just so sweet that I can remember the exact moment he stole my heart. I had no control, I totally fell for him. I loved his sweetness, softness, and devotion to Diana, but I also loved his dark side too. Ven is amazing and Diana and I never stood a chance and you won’t either.

Ven, like the book before it, captured my attention and didn’t want to let me go. It was sweet and beautiful and dark and twisted. It broke my heart, angered me, shocked me, and melted me. It was full of passion with a little naughtiness thrown in. Ven was just so much and I absolutely loved it!

Ven is the second book in The V Games series and it should be read in order. It’s told from Ven and Diana’s POV, they are together in the end and what a wild ending it is!

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars 


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About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

 

About Ker Dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected. I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up. My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling. When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.


Friday, June 1, 2018

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Sundays are for Hangovers by J.D. Hollyfield & K. Webster

Sundays are for Hangovers
by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield
Publication Date: May 21, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy


Purchase: Amazon

For nearly a year, they’ve been at war.
Cops. Forks. Eggs.
Two feuding neighbors who couldn’t be more opposite, forced to live next door to one another.
Neither is backing down.

She drives him crazy with her loud nineties rap music.
He gets under her skin the way he obsesses over his stupid perfect lawn.

She fantasizes about having sex with the hot nerd—but with duct tape over his dumb mouth.
He has dirty dreams of the bombshell beauty where he bangs the crazy right out of her—nightmares of course.
Anger isn’t the only thing heating up between these two.

They think this is a battle only one of them can win…
The growing attraction between them, though, seems to be far more stubborn than the two of them combined.



Sonja's Review


I cannot tell you how ecstatic I was when I heard that J.D. Hollyfield and K. Webster had once again collaborated to bring us another amazing RomCom because I absolutely adored their 2 Lovers series! They’re just as wonderful writing together as they are on their own and I couldn’t wait to read Sundays are for Hangovers. I was so looking forward to this book and let me tell you, they did not disappoint — it was positively amazeballs! 

I can’t decide who I loved more, so I’ll just stick with ladies first and talk about Lilith. First of all, she’s just awesome, I loved her the very first time we met her and it only grew the more I read on. Lilith is so fun and disorderly and drives Will crazy at first — it’s so great. I loved being in her head, Lilith is down-to-earth, a bit accident prone which I can totally relate to, and even though she’s passionate and vibrant, she’s a regular person in that she just wants to be happy and do what makes her happy even if what is and does make her happy isn’t what’s expected of her. Lilith has a heart of gold, she’s special and beautiful and I wholeheartedly loved this amazing woman!

And Will, I couldn’t not have loved Will even if I tried. Yeah, he’s particular and obsessive and a little gruff and growly, but I loved all that. Will is just sexy — he’s protective, possessive, sweet, and you might not think it at first, but man, he can be so charming that he’ll make you melt. He’s determined and he would never let anything come between him and Lilith. He fights for her and he never gives up. Will is just wonderful and I completely, utterly, totally fell for him. 

I knew that Sundays are for Hangovers was going to be funny, it was a given considering who wrote and that it was a RomCom, but J.D. Hollyfield and K. Webster really outdid themselves with this one. This book seriously almost made me laugh so hard I cried — there was a tear in the corner of my eye — which is practically impossible to do with me. It’s really easy to make me laugh, but to make cry or tear up from laughter is very difficult and this duo managed it.

Oh, it was just so great and hilarious — I loved it. Will and Lilith are like two storms colliding into each other and the passion is just off the charts. It’s light and playful and one of the things that I loved the most about it is how well Lilith and Will communicated when it really mattered, sure they played pranks and games, but when they really needed to listen to each other, they did and that was so refreshing. Sundays are for Hangovers was beautiful and sweet and I wholeheartedly loved it! 

Sundays are for Hangovers is a standalone, it’s told from Will and Lilith’s POV, they get their happily-ever-after and I really hope these authors get together again in the future because they make magic when they do!
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

About J.D. Hollyfield

Author JD Hollyfield
Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero… J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life. Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

Friday, May 25, 2018

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: 13 by Rhonda James

 

Today we have the blog tour of 13 by Rhonda James! We are so excited to share this sexy new romance with you! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Title: 13

Author: Rhonda James

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About 13:

“Fake it till you make it.”

 A notion I once considered utterly ridiculous. Until one crazy night with a mysterious man resulted in a social media frenzy that had the entire entertainment industry talking.

Seems a fake marriage was just what my career needed to make Hollywood come knocking.

Convincing him to continue the charade was almost too easy. The chemistry between us made it impossible to keep my hands to myself. But it was all just pretend, right? Love was never in the script.

That is, until he re-wrote it.

13 Reasons You Should Stay:  
  1. I’m crazy about you
  2. I make you laugh
  3. You totally dig me

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Exclusive Excerpt:

The first thing I noticed were his eyes. Bottle green with the tiniest flecks of copper scattered throughout, and when the light hit them just right, those flecks sparkled in the most intriguing way. His shaggy caramel-blond hair stuck up in all directions, as if he’d been running his fingers through it all day, and the longer I stared, the more I found myself wanting to do the same thing. Tattoos circled both of his wrists, and his ears were pierced and adorned in black onyx. He had a smile that could simultaneously melt your heart and panties. Everything about him screamed male model, and if he wasn’t, then he sure as hell should be. He was that gorgeous. The bar was packed, and he was seated close. So close his muscular thigh pressed tightly against mine, making it impossible to ignore his presence. Not that I wanted to or anything.
By the time I finished examining him, I looked up and found his pouty lips were puckered as if he was deep in thought. Either that or he was thinking about kissing me. Yeah, I knew we hadn’t been formally introduced, but I’d definitely consider kissing those lips. His gaze was intense, and it roamed my entire body, slowly, as if he were cataloging every detail for later when he was alone and naked in the shower. The thought of him naked, alone or otherwise, excited me.
“No one special.” I fidgeted in my seat. “Old boyfriend.”
“If you ask me, he’s a dumbass for letting you get away. You’re much prettier than candy.”
Another blush heated my cheeks as I shook my head and responded, if only to keep him talking, “Ahh, but you haven’t seen this particular piece of candy.”
“Don’t need to. He gave you up. In my book, that’s reason enough to achieve asshole status.” He winked and tipped his glass to mine. “But, thanks to his assholery, you’re here with me. So… to assholes.”
Okay. He was definitely flirting.

   

Sonja's Review


I’ve been meaning to read Ms. James for awhile now both because her books sound like my kind of books and one of my best friends really enjoys reading her, so I figured there would be a good chance that I would as well. And I was right because I loooooooooved 13! It was so fantastic and was the perfect first book to introduce me to this author and I can’t wait to read more! 

I loved Sophia and Jared a lot, although Jared edged Sophia out by only just a little bit. It was close though because there’s so much to like and love about both of them. Sophia holds true to her principles and she works her tail off to achieve her dreams the honest way instead of taking an easier way. She’s strong and sassy, sweet and kind, and she’s a very determined, driven women and I really admired her for that. 

Now, I’m not usually one for southern boys or their twang, but boy, did I love Jared, but when you meet him, trust me, you won’t blame me. He’s just so sweet, patient, attentive, and just every good thing you could want in your hero. Jared’s completely and utterly devoted to Sophia and he would do absolutely anything for her. It was impossible not to love him for his dedication, his charm, or his sweetness. Jared melted my heart way more than once and I know he’ll do the same to yours. 

I really loved reading 13, it was fun and sweet and passionate and full of heart. I loved that Jared and Sophia worked on their emotional relationship before jumping into a physical one. That just made everything more heartfelt and better. 13 made me laugh, it squeezed my heart, and there was a lot of heart melting and warming too. I loved meeting Jared and Sophia and I’m so looking forward to going back and reading 21 and then any books that come after this one! 

13 is the second book in The List series, but it can be read as a standalone, it’s told from Jared and Sophia’s POV, and they do get their happy ending.

~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

About Rhonda:
Rhonda is an Amazon bestselling romance author who strives to create a book boyfriend for all her readers. She’s married and lives in Michigan with her family. In her spare time you can find her talking to readers, getting lost in a new book, or just spending time with her family.

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BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Birds of Paradise by Anne Malcom

 
Today we have the blog tour for Anne Malcom’s BIRDS OF PARADISE! We are so excited to share this new title with you—be sure to grab your copy today!
Title: Birds of Paradise 
Author: Anne Malcom

About Birds of Paradise:
I was trapped in the house with a man that had meant to kill me. Might very well still mean to kill me. But not by locked doors, force, or ropes or chains. Not physical ones at least. The man who very well might kill me gave me the impression that he wanted nothing more than for me to walk out that door. I was not his captive. I was my own. I could very well die here. If there was anything left worth killing. If there was anything left in me that wanted to live. He collected dead things, after all. And with every day that passed, I found myself wanting to stay, even if that meant I was part of his collection of dead things. Especially if I was part of collection.    

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Sonja's Review


I couldn’t wait to read Birds of Paradise as soon as I saw that cover! It was just beautiful, intriguing, and demanded my attention. I had already decided that I wanted it before I checked out the synopsis, but when I did, I was only more excited for this book. And I was so not disappointed — Birds of Paradise was even better than I was expecting — it was amazing! 

Elizabeth and the hero aren’t your average, orthodox characters, but I loved their differences and who they were. I can’t decide who I loved more because they’re both total bosses and they own who they are, what they are and they own their brokenness. Elizabeth becomes stronger and a fighter and the hero truly loves Elizabeth. I just loved them and their love — it was just right. 

Birds of Paradise is my first Anne Malcom book, so when I read that this was a darker book for her to write, I was surprised because everything felt so natural, I never would’ve guessed that this wasn’t her normal for the most part. I’m so glad that she went darker because this book was so raw, delicious, and tempting. It was passion and fierceness and uniqueness. Birds of Paradise was beautiful in it’s brokenness and I just loved every minute of it, I loved Elizabeth and her hero — I just couldn’t get enough! 

Birds of Paradise is a standalone, it’s told from the hero and Elizabeth’s POV, and they are together in the end.
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars


About the Author:
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon. Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she's back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

REVIEW: I Dare You by Shantel Tessier

Title: I Dare You
Author: Shantel Tessier
Genre: Sports Romance/Suspense
Release Date: April 27, 2018


Synopsis:
What do you do when the devil has you in his sights?

You show him that you can play his game.

Austin Lowes is new to town. She's running from a mom who hates her to her dad who cares nothing about her. Only a few months and she will be free, or at least, that's what she hopes ... until she meets him.

Cole Reynolds is the devil disguised as a man. He wants her fear, he wants her blood, and he wants her soul.

Just a little game, he says, I dare you.

Will Austin survive him, or will she lose herself and the game?

Secrets are revealed and justice will be served, but at what cost?

Who survives and who doesn't?




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Sonja’s Review


I saw a post on social media where a friend was raving about this book and it was a combination of that plus the cover and tagline — which had me oohing and aahing — that made me decide to go and check out I Dare You. And when I read the synopsis, it was immediately like I need to read this book and I need to read it NOW! As soon as I was able to, I dove right in and even though I didn’t ever want to come up for air until I was finished, well, I have to sleep sometime and real life kept getting in the way. I was a little bit glad about that though, because I Dare You was one of those stories that was so good that I just wanted it to last forever and I loved knowing that at the end of the day, Cole and Austin would be waiting for me to return. I Dare You was outstanding and I wholeheartedly loved, loved, LOVED it!

Cole and Austin are such powerhouse characters, it’s hard to decide who I loved more, but I’m going to give that honor to Austin this time because Cole made me want to shake him sometimes. Oh, that man will seriously test your patience, make you roll eyes, want to pull out your hair, and slap some sense into him, but if you like your heroes dark, dominant, arrogant, but still with a bit of a soft side only for his heroine and the people he loves most — then you won’t be able to stop yourself from loving Cole. Yes, he’s messed up and has his flaws, but seeing the way he loves and cares about Austin and seeing his heart makes all the difference, so give him a chance because he deserves it and he won’t let you down.

And man, Cole is definitely more than great, but Austin is absolutely amazing. The woman is a complete and utter boss. She’s cunning and twisted and strong as a mofo. Austin never backs down and never gives in, she plays the game and gives back just as much or more than she gets. Austin can take care of herself — she’s just a force to be reckoned with. She’s so full of fire and fierceness and I absolutely loved her and I won’t ever forgot her.

I Dare You was one of those books that took me longer to read not counting the time when I didn’t get to read and I loved that. I loved that I was able to spend more time than usual with this tale and its characters. I loved the suspense and the heart pounding, thrilling ride that it took me on. It was dark and twisted and might be wrong to some but felt so right to me. It was heartbreaking, fascinating, captivating, and spellbinding. I Dare You demanded everything and gave you everything back with its sinister, its passion, and its sweet. It’s a book I will remember when I look back on my best reads of the year and I can’t wait to read more from Ms. Tessier.

I Dare You is a standalone, it’s told from Cold and Austin’s POV and I dare you to read it and get a little dirty and dark!
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars


EXCERPT:  
AUSTIN
“Why am I here?” I ask, wanting to get this over with.
Cole takes the bottle from my hand and brings it to his lips, taking a big gulp. His Adam's apple working as he swallows.
I cross my arms over my chest, trying to look unaffected. But I’m having trouble breathing.
“We’ve been thinking …” he says, rubbing his chin.
“We want you to be a part of our group,” Deke finishes his sentence.
I look among the five of them and start laughing nervously. “You’re joking, right?”
“Not one bit,” Deke says, shaking his head.
“No thanks,” I say and turn to the door. I twist the handle and start to pull it open, but a hand slaps on the door above my head, holding it shut.
I jump back to look at Cole. He leans against it casually, getting comfortable and blocking my only exit. “It wasn’t an offer, Austin.”
My eyes narrow on him. “What makes you think I want anything to do with you guys?”
“Deke,” Cole says, lifting the bottle to his lips again.
I spin around to see Deke step up to us, his phone in his hand facing Cole and me. A video plays, and it’s of me driving Cole’s car away from the warehouse after he stole the red car.
“How did you get that?” I demand.
He just chuckles, placing the phone in his pocket. “I don’t kiss and tell, baby.”
My eyes narrow on him calling me baby. I turn back to face Cole. “You’re blackmailing me. Again.”
He shrugs carelessly. “You can call it whatever you want.”
“I’m calling it what it is,” I snap. “You know damn well that I had no idea what you had planned.”
He pushes off the wall and leans down, his face inches from mine. I can smell the cinnamon on his lips and can’t help the shudder that runs through me. “I dare you to prove it.”
“You son of a—”
“In order to join,” Deke interrupts me, “you have to pass a test.” He crosses his arms over his broad chest.
“I’m not interested …”
“Initiation,” he corrects himself.
“I don’t want to be involved with whatever fucked-up shit you guys are in.” How many different ways do I have to say it?
“Let her out,” Kellan says, but no one listens to him.
Deke continues. “You have to fuck one of us while we all watch.”
My heart starts to pound at his words. And my eyes widen when he takes a step toward me.
This is a joke. It has to be.
He arches a brow in challenge when I just stand there staring at him. “You want me, baby? I’m ready.” He licks his lips as his blue eyes settle on my legs. Then he reaches down to his jeans and unbuttons them.
He’s serious! My eyes immediately shoot to Cole.
His eyes hold their usual anger as they glare down at me, but a slow, devious smile spreads across his face, and the guys start laughing. “Well, there’s your answer, man,” one of them calls out from behind me.
My jaw tightens. “I don’t want to …”
“Leave us,” Cole orders, interrupting me. And like the trained sheep they are, they all walk out. I can still hear their laughter as they walk down the hall, the door slowly shutting behind them.
I plop down on one of the lounge chairs, trying to slow my racing heart. “You can’t force my hand, Cole. Not with this.”
He walks over to where I sit. Reaching out, he runs his busted knuckles along my cheek. I swat his hand away, afraid of what will come out of my mouth if he touches me.
His hand grips my hair and yanks me to stand. I cry out as he shoves my back
against the closed door. He towers over me, pushing his body into mine. I’m panting while he holds me still. He dips his head to whisper in my ear. “Are you a virgin, Austin?”
“No,” I growl. My hands come up to push him off me, but he grabs them and pins them above my head. I whimper, and my thighs tighten.
“That’s a shame.” He sighs, and his breath skims across my skin making me shudder. “I like to take pretty, innocent things and destroy them.”
“You’re sick,” I say, panting.
He chuckles but doesn’t deny it. “But that doesn’t make you want me any less. I saw the way you stared at me in the car. The way you licked your lips when I thought about kissing you. The way you whispered my name. How you stared at me when I got out of the pool. And let’s not forget the way you allowed me to touch you last night. Tell me, were you disappointed when I didn’t throw you on the bed and fuck you right then?” I moan. “I bet you’re wet right now.”
“Cole,” I growl his name, not wanting him to see how right he is.
But he ignores my warning. “You wore red for me again, sweetheart. You wanted my attention, and you got it. Now what are you gonna do with it?”

About the Author: 
Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.

She considers herself extremely lucky to get to be a stay at home wife and mother. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.

Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughters, along with their cat and dog.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: I Dare You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Title: I Dare You
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2018







Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills brings you a brand-new heartfelt, sexy contemporary romance with I DARE YOU.
Bad Ass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?
The late night text is random, but "Bad Ass Athlete" sure seems to know who she is…
Delaney Shaw. 
Good girl.
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars. 
Curious.
His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is. 
She knows she shouldn't, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine's Day?
One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret's out.
Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.
Too bad for him Delaney's sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.
But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders. 
After the semester ends, will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?


Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She's best known for her angsty, heartfelt new adult college romances. 
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero. 
She's also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Dairies, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.
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Lia's Review


Ilsa Madden-Mills is the queen of New Adult romance. Every book of hers has sucked me in and left me smiling at the end. And nothing excites me more than a juicy jock book.

I absolutely love the couple in this story. Delaney and Maverick have an amazing, opposites attract vibe going. The nerdy girl and the most popular athlete on campus. And while I’m not going to go into too much spoilery details, if you enjoy this genre, strong female characters, and hot heroes with heart's of gold, this one is definitely one you're going to want to read. 

I Dare You doesn't have a lot the angsty goodness I've come to anticipate in Ilsa's books, but d*mn, it's good!! 
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars