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Monday, 30 June 2014

INTERVIEW WITH STEPHANIE WITTER

Interview With 
Stephanie Witter



 Interview with Author Stephanie Witter. 

Congratulations on your new book 2B or not 2B. I can't wait to read it.

Hi Khloee, thank you. I look forward to reading what you think about it. I hope you’ll have as much fun as I had writing it. 

Thank you for allowing me to interview you.

Question: What inspires you as an author?
Stephanie: To be honest, many things inspire me as an author. I’m not going to lie, my past, my life can be a pretty good inspiration for little tidbits here and there. But these don’t make stories, so I often find myself inspired by something I’ve heard on the news or talked about with some people. Sometimes it can be a song, sometimes a dream.
Anything and everything can inspire me and that’s why I’m currently with more book ideas than I have the time to write. 

Q: What is one thing you have learnt since publishing books that you didn't before hand?
S: Well… If there’s one thing I knew but only realized the extent of recently it’s that you can put your heart into a story that will move you as an author, that doesn’t mean that other readers will feel it. It’s obvious that not everybody will be moved by the same things or will enjoy the same kind of stories, and honestly it’s a good thing otherwise things would be boring. But I discovered that I don’t have as much of a thick skin as I thought I had.
Also, I discovered that there are so many amazing people in the book world that it overshadows all the drama you can read about on social media. There are people willing to read my very rough drafts, people willing to spend hours sharing my news just because they’re passionate. It’s inspiring and it truly motivates me.
I also discovered that promoting is as important as the book itself. I na├»vely used to think that if readers enjoyed a book others would hear about it. What a fool I was! There are so many books being released at the same time, most of them written by more well-known authors that it’s very difficult to get the word out about your own book. So, promoting is a very important key, something I’m not very good at.
Being an author is also being a multi-tasker which is overwhelming most of the time and yet so very thrilling.

Q: What did you enjoy about writing 2B or not 2B?
S: I wrote 2B OR NOT 2B? just after I was finished with PATCH UP. Since PATCH UP is a dark story and was very emotionally taxing to write, I needed something lighter to chill and have just plain old fun with. I would have never thought I’d be laughing while writing some of London’s dialogue or the banters between London and Byron. I think that’s the thing I enjoyed the most. Writing things that I’m not used to, things that make me blush, things that make me laugh just because my characters are being silly or just naughty.
Also, writing something different is exciting. And London doesn’t have a boring bone in her body! 

Q: Your book Patch Up is about abuse, what made you choose that topic?
S: It’s a theme I’ve always wanted to tackle as tough as it is. I know women who have been in that kind of relationships, I also know people who used to be depressed and I wanted to write about that. Is it to give hope to people going through this? Maybe. Is it because I think we’re not talking about this enough? Probably. Do I think it’s not tackled enough in books? Yes.
Abuse is something that hits close to home, that touches me deeply and I wanted to have my own take on this with characters that move me.
I love writing stories that deeply move me and I love writing about flawed and broken characters looking for their own hope, their own path.
I think PATCH UP will always be my most personal book for many reasons.

Q: What got you into writing such enticing books?
S: Thank you for saying they’re enticing. 
I don’t really know what made me start writing. I guess it was a slow process. I’ve always been very into books. As a kid you couldn’t make me leave home without one of my books - and it’s still the case. Reading is a fabulous outlet, but at some point curiosity got the best of me and I started wondering what it’d be like to actually write books.
At first, I started reading many authors’ blog to get a feel of things because I had no idea of how to proceed. Then after a while I just couldn’t wait and I delved into it.
At first, I wrote in French, my mother tongue, but I couldn’t go beyond 3 to 5 chapters. So, I stopped and a few years later I tried writing in English and that’s when everything clicked. I couldn’t stop and I still can’t. Ideas started coming to me effortlessly, emotions filled me and a new passion took ahold of me.
Writing a story that makes me passionate is the most important, otherwise I know you’d feel it.

Q: What inspired By My Side?
S: I think it was a song that first made me think about Lily. I can’t remember which song though. I’m not that surprised because I’m always listening to music. I think I have as many songs on my iPod as I have ebooks on my kindle app and paperbacks on my shelves.
Once I had a vague idea of “who’’ Lily is, I couldn’t stop thinking about her sarcastic persona and everything slowly started to fall into place. I wrote everything by hand and I swore I’d never do it again.

Thank you a lot for having me on your blog. 



Friday, 27 June 2014

UNCOVER ME

UNCOVER ME
By A. M. Hartnett



About The Book:

There's a heart inside every fantasy.

The photos are becoming a compulsion for Carrie. As soon as she wakes up, she feels the need to engage with the readers of her erotic website, Dirty Pictures. No matter how hard she tries to focus on her real life the need is always there. The high is knowing that men desire her.

One day a comment on her erotic website makes Carrie go cold: one of her readers, Brendan, has recognised a landmark in the window of one of her pictures. Brendan knows where to find her and has sent a tantalising private message. His invitation to play was so tempting in no time at all, in a variety of settings, their sensual adventures become wild. Her sexual and emotional reawakening reaches peaks she never imagined possible.


But Carrie finds it difficult to treat their relationship as casual. Terrified of heartbreak, she breaks off her affair with Brendan. Her previous relationship left her in tatters and she’s too scared to take such a chance again. Brendan endured a broken marriage so she’s not alone in her confusion and reticence. But can Carrie ever hope to be more than his fantasy girl?


My Review:


Great book, quirky characters.
It's hot, it's sexy, it very raunchy and also has humour that can knock your socks off. Who doesn't love a book with all of the above?
I'm rather speechless on how to review this book...apart from say it was a great read, i'm really glad i read it, and i would recommend it to every single one of my friends :)
Definitely a must read! 

Brendan...another book boyfriend, another alpha male.

Carrie....A self obsessed woman, who takes sexy and raunchy pics of herself for her online blog under and alias of Maggie. 

To different people, yet they're both super confident with themselves and together. 

Again a must read! Especially for people who enjoy 50 shades triliogy, Olivia Cunnings, Lorelei James, Sylvia Day, meredith Wild etc.



Wednesday, 25 June 2014

ROUGH AND TUMBLE

ROUGH AND TUMBLE
By Crystal Green



About The Book:

On the dusty outskirts of Vegas, there’s a down and dirty saloon where all sorts of lethally charming—and genuinely dangerous—men carouse to seduce the women who happen to venture inside on their way to and from Sin City.

After Molly Preston flees a dead-end job with a lecherous boss, she finds herself in even hotter water after one of her best friends makes the wrong bet in a poker game with a sexy bad boy drifter in a backroom of the Rough & Tumble.

The man’s name is Cash. And he offers Molly an indecent proposal—one hot night with him—that could erase her friend’s debt to him in one fell swoop. She wants to say yes, even if this electrifying man seems just as unsafe as he is tempting.

One night becomes two...then more...and soon Molly is road tripping with Cash in the desert and exploring boundaries she never knew existed. But will indulging in this kind of pleasure leave her “normal” life in the dust?


My Review:


Absolutely loved this book! What an amazing read! The only problem I had with the story was the character of Sofia....Her attitude stank towards Molly the whole way through...like she was playing mum? I can understand the concern with Arden.
Cash, wow, another Alpha Male I can add to my book boyfriends list...he's smokin hot, with a rugged edge and a distant attitude, yet pushy and fun all at one. He's the master of contradictions, but an amazing character! 
I'd definitely read this book again and again and again...and recommend to it to all my friends and author's I know and speak to also.

This book made me laugh a fair few times through which is hard to do in a book.
This story had everything from Humour to Sadness, Drama to Fun. AMAZING!




DOM WARS #1

DOM WARS #1
By Lucian Bane




About that book:

Lucian Bane’s inner Dom is out of control and hungry for things he can’t name. When he signs up for Dom Wars, he meets Tara who is naive to the BDSM world. Her reckless dominance and puritan heart fascinate him. But when he discovers the pain in her past, it unleashes his true Dom within.


My Review:

hehe....this book made me giggle a few times with Tara's stubbornness! but wow her self defence is flawless! if you don't believe in true love...you will after this book. 
definitely and eye opener to different styles of Doms that's for sure, its not all about pain vs pleasure. and damn I would mind myself a tame one haha! time for dom wars: round 2.....can't wait to see what happens!

I like how he uses his own name as the character....though it has definitely put pictures in my head :)



2B OR NOT 2B?

2B OR NOT 2B?
By Stephanie Witter.



About the book:

London Reed is on the hunt for a place to live before the start of her second year in college. Either she is successful and can enjoy her student life without the pressure of her parents breathing down her neck, or she goes back home and clashes with her parents.

Because London doesn’t have a filter.

''You’re a weird one, aren’t you?''

She basically tells it as she sees it. So when she meets the hunky and scarred guy who lives in apartment 2B, the last apartment on her exhausting list, she’s sure to bring some crazy in his life.

But he’s determined to not take a girl for a roommate.

"I have nothing against you, but I don't see this working for me."

London doesn’t give up that easily and makes a deal with him. If she makes it for two months, she’s in for the whole year. If not, then she leaves to never contact him again.

Easy, right? Not so much.

"You should have told me that you wanted me to be all over you."

When a guy and a girl live under the same roof, it’s bound to complicate things. Between banters, heady games of seduction, innuendos and insecurities revealed, the life in apartment 2B isn’t simple, and a few slips in their relationship doesn’t help the matter.

"You're driving me completely nuts. That's my fucking problem."


***No cliffhanger.




My Review:


This story had me in stitches from the get go with a animated banter between London and Byron. London's personality could make anyone love her...She's bubbly, fun, up-front, blue and deep down she's definitely a hopeless romantic...even if it's in her head :P
Byron, the ex-soldier, strong, sexy, rugged and rough with a short fuse...They're so wrong for each other but so right at the same time.

I'm glad I finally read a book where the main character isn't stick thin as well! Yeahh London way be self consious, and a little chubby, but her personality and mind matter more then looks.

Wish Byron wasn't so damn moody all the time though, the grumpy git. But that's what made him HIM.

Definitely would recommend this! Was definitely worth the wait!!!! And i would most certainly read it all over again!

I laughed the whole way through..another book I'm glad I read at home and not on a bus haha! Can imagine the looks!

A bubbly, light book that draws you in from the start!!!!!!


<3





Tuesday, 24 June 2014

UNTANGLE ME

UNTANGLE ME
By Chelle Bliss.



About The Book:

Kayden is a bad boy that never played by the rules. Sophia has always been the quintessential good girl, living a life filled with disappointment. Everything changes when their lives become intertwined through a chance encounter online.

Hundreds of miles separate them, but the connection that draws them together is too much to be denied. As the layers of their lives peel back, Kayden keeps the dangerous parts of his past hidden to protect the woman who is becoming more important to him than he should allow. What starts as a pursuit of carnal pleasure turns into a complicated love story. His past is a tangled web filled with addiction, an obsessed ex-girlfriend, and problems with the law. 

One mistake he thought he had left behind may end up ruining it all.


My Review:


HOLY F*CKING SHIT!!! 

What have I just read!?!?!! :o Wow! This story was intense and held me all the way through!! Kayden, a sweet, loving man with a terrible past and a tortured soul, thinking he could never love again...Until Sophia. What a match made in heaven if I do say so myself! 

As the book went on it got more intense...I couldn't put it down, and read 60% straight up...I even forgot to eat! It brang a lump to my throat a few times, also frustrated me in others. But this book was amazing! I can't describe in any more words how this book captivated me!


Well done Chelle!!! Amazing work as usual!!




Monday, 23 June 2014

NOT LONG NOW!!!

3 DAYS TO GO!!!!


2B OR NOT 2B!
By Stephanie Witter




Only 3 more days til the story of London and Byron is out!!! 


BRING IT ON!

MEREDITH WILD

MEREDITH WILD
The Hack Series



About the books:

HARDWIRED: Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation, she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn’t prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who seems determined to derail her presentation.

Billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon has already made his fortune in software, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Captivated by Erica’s drive and unassuming beauty, he’s wanted nothing more than to possess her since she stepped into his boardroom. Determined to win her over, he breaks down her defenses and fights for her trust, even if it means sacrificing a level of control he’s grown accustomed to.

But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica’s past, he threatens not just her trust, but the life she’s fought so hard to create.



My Review:


Can't believe I read this whole book within a couple of hours. desperate to read hardpressed now but better get some sleep! an amazing book. the way Meredith writes, enthralls you deep into the storyline, making you feel your actually part of the book.



HARDPRESSED: In Hardpressed, the highly anticipated second book of the Hacker Series that began with Hardwired, Blake and Erica face threats that put both their love and their lives on the line.

Despite Blake Landon’s controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake.

Ready to start this new chapter in her life, Erica is determined not to let anything come between them, even if that means giving Blake back some of the control he craves in and out of the bedroom.

But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever.



My Review:

I've now read this book twice, I swear it gets better and better each time I read it! Love love loveeee Blake yum yum!!!

Now....time for HARDLINE!! Eeeeek been so excited for it!!! 

HACKER SERIES SERIOUSLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



HARDLINE: Software mogul Blake Landon has met his match in headstrong Erica Hathaway. While his controlling nature and her independent spirit continue to battle, Blake has no intention of letting her out of his life again.

Erica has given Blake her trust and her love, determined that they will conquer any challenges together. But when he demands more and tests the boundaries of her commitment, she is forced to face the dark desires he’s kept hidden.

As their bonds grow tighter, their enemies close in. With Erica’s start-up in danger, Blake’s frustration grows as he tries to protect her from those who would ruin her only to get to him. Can their relationship survive when Blake’s enemies cross the line and threaten more than her livelihood?




My Review:

I am absolutely FLABBERGASTED! Meredith Wild totally outdone 50 shades of Grey trilogy that's for damn sure!!! 
HARDLINE brought out so many emotions in me I felt like I was a rollercoaster! Screaming at Blake one minute and crying the next!!! Wow.....just absolutely WOW!

Bye bye Christian Grey and Hellooooo Blake Landan!!!! <3


THESE BOOKS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! IF YOU ENJOYED THE 50 SHADE TRILOGY YOU WIL LOVEEEEE THESE!


GOODREADS: Meredith Wild's Goodreads Page

AMAZON UK: Amazon Page For All Meredith's Books




ON MY KNEES





About The Book:


Haunted by the responsibility of caring for her troubled family, Maya Jacobs gave the only answer she could when Cameron asked her to marry him. Years later, entrenched in a soulless professional routine, she distracts herself from the lingering regret of her decision with a “work hard, play hard” lifestyle that guarantees no man will ever find his way into her heart again.

Cameron Bridge has spent the past five years married to the military, trying to escape the painful memory of losing Maya. After fighting his own war in the desert, he starts a new life in New York City, with his siblings, Olivia and Darren, by his side. 

When fate brings Maya back to him in the heart of a city filled with its own hopes and shadows, can Cameron find the girl he once loved in the woman she’s become?


My Review:

I was completely hooked. Completely captivated from the start. I'm so speechless, that I'm not quite sure what to right! Brilliant read!






CRASH INTO ME

CRASH INTO ME
Tracy Wolff



About the book: 

Jamison Matthews has lusted after Ryder Montgomery since she was a preteen. But now that Ryder and her brother's band, Shaken Dirty, has made it huge, she's just one of many pining for the brooding lead singer. Too bad Ryder still sees her as a little sister. Not that it matters. Her brother would never allow it, and the last thing Jamison wants is to be another notch on a rock star's bed post. Even if it's Ryder's.

Ryder doesn't deserve happiness. After his fame destroyed his last girlfriend, he swore he'd never fall in love again. So when Jamison, the girl he's been in danger of loving for years, joins the band on the road, he'll do anything to deny the sparks between them--even after one hot night together. But Jamison is determined to show Ryder that he's worthy of love--her love--and that she's all grown up and ready to play.


My Review:

Absolutely Phenomenal! This book keeps the readers entertained and left in anticipation. A heart pounding ending to an amazing story.
If your a fan of Olivia Cunnings, this is definitely a book for you.
A story of a normal young lady and a bad boy rock star. What more can you want in a raunchy book?



LORELEI JAMES

LORELEI JAMES




I don't really know where to start with Lorelei James. Her western series of ROUGH RIDERS is fan-fucking-tastic! But, once again, there are so many in the series that it will take months to do it all. 
I was never into westerns, movies or books, but these blew my socks away completely!! 

I WANT MY VERY OWN HOW COWBOY
(preferably a Mckay ;)  )

I found it extremely hard to put these books down, they're entrancing, intense and sexy as all out! 


Here is LORELEI JAMES' goodreads page, I highly recommend these books to anything who likes CONTEMPORARY ROMACE, EROTICA, etc.



OLIVIA CUNNING

OLIVIA CUNNING




Olivia Cunning has wrote quite a few book so it will take me a LONG time if i went through them one by one! 
But this author merits a say with her Smoking Hot, Rock star books. With brilliant storyline and just the right amount of raunch to get one going!

***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!***


Here is her goodreads page, I'll let you decide :)



THE DRIVEN SERIES

THE DRIVEN SERIES
By K. Bromberg





About the books:


DRIVEN: Rylee Thomas is used to being in control. But she’s about to meet the one man that just might make her enjoy losing it…

I am the exception to the rule. 

In a world full of willing women, I’m a challenge to the roguish and achingly handsome Colton Donavan. A man used to getting exactly what he wants in all aspects of life. He’s the reckless bad boy constantly skating that razor thin edge toward out of control, on and off of the track.

Colton crashes into my life like a tornado: sapping my control, testing my vulnerabilities beyond their limits, and unintentionally penetrating the protective wall around my healing heart. Tearing apart the world I rebuilt so carefully with structure, predictability, and discipline.

I can’t give him what he wants and he can’t give me what I need. But after a glimpse beneath his refined exterior into the dark secrets of his damaged soul, can I bring myself to walk away?

Our sexual chemistry is undeniable. Our individual need for complete control is irrefutable. But when our worlds collide, is the chemistry enough to bring us together or will our untold secrets and battle of wills force us apart?



FUELED: Book #2 of the Driven Trilogy

What happens when the one person you never expected suddenly happens to be the one you’ll fight the hardest to keep?

Colton stole my heart. He wasn't supposed to, and I sure as hell didn't want him to, but he crashed into my life, ignited feelings within me that I thought had died forever, and fueled a passion that I never knew could exist.

Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet and into my life. Now I don't think I'll ever be the same. She's seen glimpses of the darkness within me, and yet she's still here. Still fighting for me. She is without a doubt the saint, and I am most definitely the sinner.

How is it the one thing neither of us wanted—neither of us anticipated that fateful night—has us fighting so hard to keep?

He steals my breath, stops my heart, and brings me back to life again all in a split second of time. But how can I love a man who won't let me in? Who continually pushes me away to prevent me from seeing the damaged secrets in his past? My heart has fallen, but patience and forgiveness can only go so far.

How can I desire a woman who unnerves me, defies me, and forces me to see that in the deep, black abyss of my soul there's someone worthy of her love? A place and person I swore I'd never be again. Her selfless heart and sexy body deserve so much more than I'll ever be capable of giving her. I know I can't be what she needs, so why can't I just let her go?


We are driven by need and fueled with desire, but is that enough for us to crash into love?


CRASHED: When life crashes down around us, how hard are we willing to fight for the one thing we can’t live without, each other?

Life is full of moments. 
Big moments. 
Little moments. 
And none of them are inconsequential. 
Every single moment prepares you for that one instance that defines your life. You must overcome all your fears, confront the demons that chase you, and cleanse the poison that clings to your soul or you risk the chance of losing everything.

Mine started the minute Rylee fell out of that damn storage closet. She made me feel. Made me whole when all I thought I could ever be was incomplete. Became the lifeline I never knew I needed. Hell yes, she’s worth the fight…but how do you fight for someone you know you don’t deserve?

Love is full of ups and downs. 
Heart stopping highs.
Soul shattering lows.
And none of them are insignificant. 
Love is a racecourse of unexpected twists and turns that must be negotiated. You have to break down walls, learn to trust, and heal from your past in order to win. But sometimes it’s the expected that’s the hardest to hold on to.

Colton has healed and completed me, stolen my heart, and made me realize our love’s not predictable nor perfect—it’s bent. And bent’s okay.But when outside factors put our relationship to the test, what lengths will I have to go to prove to him that he’s worth the fight?

Whoever said love is patient and love is kind, never met the two of us. We know our love is worth it—have acknowledged that we were meant to be—but when our pasts crash into our future, will the repercussions make us stronger or break us apart?




My Reviews:


DRIVEN: Well....What can I say about the first book in the trilogy?

It took my almost half the book to actually start getting into it....and by the time I got to the end I couldn't put it down.

I think the author was trying too hard with the use of adjectives and describing things a little too much....But this is her first book so you can't really fault her.

I did enjoy it in the end....In the middle I got a little annoyed because it seems all Colton and Rylee were doing is fighting non-stop and it was really irritating.

Enough said....Time for "FUELED"



FUELED: WOW WOW WOW and WOW!!

Such an amazing turn around from the first book!! 
I laughed, I cried, I got angry which in turn made me scream at the book itself! Wow! SO many emotions in one book!

100% better written then the first book as K. Bromberg wasn't trying as hard as she was with the first book....Which made this book fantastic!
Doesn't everyone just want a bit of Colton Donavan? The bad boy? ACE?
mmmmmm yes please!!!
What makes this story so emotional is the fights, the fear, and the cattyness....but what an amazing woman is Rylee Thomas?! Stands her ground til the very end AND some!

Love this book and looking forward to the 3rd and final book in this series! <3



CRASHED: This book made me cry...not as much as Stephanie Witter's PATCH UP, but This book is definitely full of heart wrenching emotions!
Can't believe the improvement on Fueled and Crashed after the first book wasn't so great at all! 
But I would definitely recommend this series to anyone with a strong heart and firm head!