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Thursday, 31 July 2014

MARKS ON MY SKIN

Marks On My Skin
By J. A. Howell


About The Book:

**Not for readers under the age of 18+. Contains language, explicit sex, and adult situations.** 

Kieran Donovan has always been a doormat to the women in his life. Begging his wife not to leave after finding her in bed with not one—but five men—only provides further proof of that. 

In need of an escape from an empty house and a broken heart, Kieran heads to Midtown to see his estranged brother, Liam. There he meets Shayne Wickham, Liam’s best friend. Shayne’s dark and sexy with a wild streak a mile long and a sexual appetite for things Kieran’s never even dreamed of doing. But after an intense, and all too brief encounter, he’s more than willing to learn. Despite the usual safeguards Shayne keeps around herself and her own wounded heart, she finds herself more than willing to show him the ropes…and the floggers…and the paddles. 

Kieran’s never seen himself as dominant in any aspect of his life. But when Shayne submits herself to him, it ignites an inner strength and hunger he never knew he had—and feelings Shayne didn’t know she could have. So used to keeping others at an arm’s length, the ease with which she finds herself trusting Kieran is both exciting and unsettling. Could Kieran be someone she could finally trust her heart to—or will he leave her scarred like everyone else? 

Just another mark on her skin


My Review:


****ARC received in exchange for Honest review****

***4.8 stars***

Amazing storyline, great characters.
The only thing I didn't personally like about it, was all the Irish language used, at times I found it hard to read and understand and had to read a few times to get it...I know Kieran, Liam and Niall are all Irish but that was explained enough without the used of the language as well.

But once I got used to it, I was hooked. The story was strong, the characters were fantastic...Some of the book was even humouress! 
This story had everything in it that you need for a decent story!

Shayne - Long black hair and big brown eyes, loads of tattoos (FINALLY....A BOOK WITH A GIRL THAT HAS LOADS OF TATTS JUST LIKE ME!!) Has a slutty dress sense, but it works for her...and to top it off she is a tattooist...which is totally cool right?

Kieran - Married to Kendall for 6 years, goes to visit his brothers in Midtown, Rhode Island, he's a writer/author and is completely lost with his mind messed up. Him and Shayne hit is off almost immediately. They have chemistry. 

I won't mention the other characters, as I don't want to give all the story out YOU HAVE TO READ IT FOR YOURSELVES!!


***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 18+ ******







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AFTER MIDNIGHT

After Midnight
By Sarah Grimm


About The Book:

Thirteen years — that's how long Isabeau Montgomery has been living a lie. After an automobile accident took her mother's life, Izzy hid herself away, surviving the only way she knew how. Now she is happy in her carefully reconstructed life. That is until he walks through the door of her bar...

Black Phoenix singer/front man Noah Clark came to Long Island City with a goal — one that doesn't include an instant, electric attraction to the dark-haired beauty behind the bar. Coaxing her into his bed won't be easy, but he can't get her pale, haunted eyes nor her skill on the piano out of his head.

Can Noah help Isabeau overcome the past? Or will her need to protect her secret force her back into hiding and destroy their chance at happiness?


My Review:


Brilliant story, amazing characters, an awesome twist of events and even heroism!
I only missed .7 of a star because for the first part of the book I kept getting confused on who's POV/side of the story it was, where one minute it would be Noah then all of a sudden it was Isabeau's. But half way through I go the hang of the writing (lol) and I honestly, thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and the twists!

Where can I get myself a Noah? Just a little younger? ;)
I also loved the background characters especially DOMINIC..(wouldn't mind myself a piece of him either ;) )

At first, I couldn't figure out who was doing all the scare tactics on Isabeau, which is AWESOME because it really kept me guessing...Close to revealing who it was though, I remembered Him, and guessed correctly
(Which made me a squeal like an idiot!)

OVERALL...A great story!!

***RECOMMENDED!***



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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

*****************FLASH GIVEAWAY*******************

HELLO!!         ***CLOSED***



If ANY author is willing to still participate, please email me at l.grubb@hotmail.co.uk or message me on facebook! <3

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I have set up and AMAZING giveaway for everyone! With prizes from AWESOME author's! 



Prize's from:

Chelle Bliss
M. Sembera
Tracie Podger
T.a. McKay
Jo Raven
Stephanie Witter
RE Hargrave




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Winners!

  • Patricia W. Wood - Jo Raven's Ebook of TYLER.

  • Vera Machado - Tracie Podger's Ebook of Fallen Angel Part l.

  • Liza Flor Dequilla - RE Hargrave's Ebook of To Serve Is Divine.

  • Julie Jenkins-Jessup - Stepahine Witter's Ebook of 2B or Not 2B?

  • Kelly Burrier Kline - Stephanie Witter's Ebook of PATCH UP!.

  • Christina Szczepan-Santos - Chelle Bliss' Ebook of Throttle Me.

  • Clarissa Wild - Swag Pack from M. Sembera

  • Tara Greseth - Swag Pack from T. A. Mckay

  • Dawn Vickers - T. A. Mckay's Ebook of Into The Deep

  • Christy Bravo - M. Sembera's Ebook Series of Rennillia.




Monday, 28 July 2014

THE RENNILLIA SERIES

The Rennillia Series Books 1-5
By M. Sembera


About The Book:

"The Rennillia Series" 
Set in a small southern town, death, love, hurt, friendship and anger bond Rennillia Cantinelli (Ren), Scott Herterand (Hert), Emerson Roberts (Em) and Jackson Thomas (Jacks) while shaping the paths they will follow into adulthood. After a six year separation from her friends, Ren returns to the Roberts' house to start over. Caught between love, loyalty, friendship and restrained by obligations, these four discover the bond they formed long ago is not the only thing holding them together.



My Review:


So...I pretty much did all 5 books in one sitting (except stopping to read the prequel before book 5!)
I absolutely LOVE this series! 
The characters are unique from their mindsets to their names!
Rennillia (AKA Ren) Is the most frustrating woman I've ever had the pleasure of reading of, but I wouldn't change a hair on her head!

Emerson (AKA Em) The super sweet, super cute best friend

Hert - Rennillia's first friend. They were there for each other as children. But he has a short fuse and tbh, I personally just want to strangle some sense into him!

Jackson: Rennillia's first every boyfriend turner friend. He doesn't judge, he's a sweet and he's cute :)

Sophia (Great name by the way, my litte girl is called Sofia ;) ) Is Rennillia's young baby from a previous relationship with HIM. (very well behaved child btw! Wish mine was as well behaved as Ren's Sophia haha)

Then you have Mr and Mrs Thomas - Jackson's lovely parents who are always there for Ren when she needs them.

Mr and Mrs Roberts - Emerson's parents. Mr Roberts his very well respected and a powerful man, while Erin Roberts his Jackson's high strung, stuck up mother.

Then you have the Jackson family, but there's so many of them I'll let you read about them yourself!

These books always keep you on your toes (especially book 5!)

READ PREQUEL AFTER BOOK 4, THEN READ BOOK 5, THEN THE NOVELETTE!


Absolutely LOVE this series! Can't wait for the next one! :D


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THROTTLED

THROTTLED
By Chelle Bliss



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Throttled Synopsis:  
She’s about to become his – Mrs. Joseph Gallo. All she wants is to be his, but his possessiveness days before the wedding has her questioning the reality of a happily ever after. He’s not easy. He’s territorial and doesn’t share well with others. City’s staking his claim, making Suzy his forever. Their future teeters precariously on the cliff of matrimonial bliss. Will their love survive his alpha nature or will it all unravel before she can say ‘I do’?

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My Review:

Every time I think about reading this, I burst out laughing, honestly, I can not help it! The witty banter and humour are completely faultless and I read it in a matter of hours. Absolutely fan-fucking-tastic! As well as the humour, there was drama, there was passion....and there was Izzy lol.
Everyone know's what Izzy's like, so I don't need to say much more! :)

The writing was flawless, the jokes were hilarious, the drama was wall punching and the passion made you blush!

I LOVE CITY! And I LOVE SUZY! Match made in heaven! They're perfect for one another....

(I'm still laughing...)

7% in I was laughing really loud, maybe a bit too loud :P 
Chelle really pulled this off! The novella was amazing and I will probably be reading this again! I love it, like I love ALL of Chelle's books! 

EVELYN

***RELEASE DAY BLITZ AND BLOG TOUR*****


EVELYN
By Tracie Podger


About The Book:

Evelyn was sixteen years old when she fell in love. She fell in love with a murderer.

Rocco has been sent from Italy to live with the Morietti family in Washington, DC, for his safety, for his protection. He hadn’t banked on meeting the beautiful, but young, Evelyn, the daughter of the man who has given him refuge. He hadn’t banked on falling in love.

How hard is it to love the daughter of the man who holds your fate in his hands? And once you fall, how hard is it to keep your love a secret? Which is the greater threat to them both, to keep their secret, or to admit and fight for each other?

Evelyn and Rocco are forced to accept a life of secret meetings, lies, love and loss. Few relationships can survive it, and not every romance has a happy ending. But if there is a chance....... is it not worth a try?

This is the story of young love, of dreams and hopes for a future not possible. This is the story of Evelyn.


Contemporary romance for readers over the age 18. Although part of the 5* Fallen Angel Series, this novella can be read as a standalone.


My Review:

I'm not sure where to start with this book!
A story that goes straight to the heart! A book I recommend to anyone who likes a bit of romance and hard ass men!
Evelyn is a sheltered girl living in the world of Mafia. A man name Rocco comes to live with them in America after fleeing from Italy. She was 16 and fell instantly in love. The story is strong, intense, loving and enticing.

By the end I had a huge lump stuck in my throat, it felt like I was living Evelyn's life with her. 
The writing by the Author is remarkable, definitely makes you feel like your wherever the story takes you!

It's different to anything I've read, remarkable and unforgettable!



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FALLEN ANGEL PART 1 is free, for ONE day ONLY!




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Sunday, 27 July 2014

INTO THE DEEP

Into The Deep
By T. A. McKay


About The Book:

Life is never easy. 

Makenzie Pierce knows this better than anyone. 

After losing everything that was important to her, her fiancĂ©, job and home, she is about to start her life all over again from nothing. One morning, a chance encounter seems to be changing her luck and at first it seems for the better … but is it? 

Rocco Cole also knows only too well how hard life can be. After suffering a tragic accident, one which almost stole his life, his world imploded into a mess of both abuse and pain, leaving him nothing but a deeply broken man. 
Vowing to never trust or ever love again, could it really be possible for him to let someone in after only one meeting? Can a simple encounter change everything he ever believed about himself?

Makenzie is drawn to the chemistry between herself and Rocco, but as he continues to pull away from her, without any reason, she has to decide whether he is worth fighting for. Is she the one woman that can make him believe that he is worth something to someone? And can she be that someone?
When she finally uncovers the truth, Mackenzie has to decide if she is the one who can help change the demons that live inside the man that she thinks she can so easily fall in love with. 

Life is never easy, but sometimes the things you really want and need can be worth fighting for, even when you have to take a huge leap of faith and follow your heart, Into The Deep.


My Review:

***********ARC RECEIVED IN EXCHANGE FOR HONEST REVIEW!***************


I couldn't find a single fault in this remarkable story! I was hooked from the start!
The writing is one that captures and ensnares you straight into the book without second thought!

They both have a sordid past, Rocco Coles and Makenzie Pierce. One worse then the other, but a past and baggage none the less. It's heartfelt story, it will make your heart go out to these fictional characters, like they were real people.
Obviously, Rocco is a hot Alpha male but he is the shell of a man that he used to be. With Mackenzie Pierce around the scene do you think he come back back from where his life has headed?

I'll let you decide!


***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED***




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A LOOK BACK (PREQUEL) (THE RENNILLIA SERIES)

A Look Back (Prequel)
By M. Sembera


About The Book:

Follow Ren (Rennillia) from the age of fifteen to eighteen as she struggles to make the right decisions for herself and sometimes works even harder to make the wrong ones.

Hert (Scott Herterand) has a similar less than ideal home life and has been her only friend up until she meets Emerson. When her father arranges a meeting between Ren and the powerful Mr. Roberts son (Emerson) they instantly form a bond that rivals that of her and Hert's. 

When Ren's father bans her from all contact with anyone but Emerson, she takes a chance and falls for the charming and flirtatious Jackson. Smitten with him, she defies her father and embarks on a relationship with him. 

All the while death, love, hurt, anger and other various family issues arise that eventually lead the four of them (Ren, Hert, Emerson and Jackson) to the paths
they will follow into adulthood.
(READ AFTER YOU HAVE READ BOOK 4 OF THE SERIES!)



My Review:

Simply....AMAZING! My favourite one of the series so far!! still have book 5 and Life With HIM left to read. 
A Look Back goes back to when Rennillia was 15 to 18. how she met her friends and even HIM. what she endured in her early years certainly shaped her to be the woman she is. She went through hell and all through it she had her friends. I'm used to her quick temper and frustrations now, that it just makes me chuckle


*HIGHLY RECOMMEND*


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ENDURING EVERYTHING

Enduring Everything
By M. Sembera


About The Book:

In order to put years of heartache and abuse behind her, Ren learned to bury the past deep down inside herself and focus on one thing; raising her daughter Sophia. As the years passed, she found peace in the daily routine of her job and becomes content with being a mom.

On the night of her daughter's wedding, Ren takes a risk and strays from the predictable world she has set up for herself when her longtime friend Jackson rekindles a loving promise he made to her long ago. 

Ren cannot keep her past buried, and the two struggle when old problems start to creep back into their lives. She cannot get her world back in order and her instinct is to shut everyone out. 

In the midst of it all, Ren is coerced into helping Charlotte, an adopted teenager of her close friends the Roberts'. Reluctantly agreeing, Ren finds Charlotte is in dire need of self control and direction. Upon discovering they share a similar upbringing, Ren feels she can advise Charlotte and keep her from repeating her own mistakes. Taking steps to ensure Charlotte's recovery, her new found purpose causes a rift in the family she has come to know and love as her own. 

Battling issues, both new and old, will Ren & Jacks be able to endure everything life has thrown at them or will Ren give up everything and isolate herself from the inevitable pain that will follow when all her secrets are revealed?



My Review:


What a great story....at first I was very confused and was thinking...have a missed a book? but I soon got completely hooked. the characters are great....and it's nice to see characters with names that are unusual....auggie, ren, braden, emerson, amila. phenomenal. looking forward to reading more from this author.


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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

TYLER

TYLER
By Jo Raven


About The Book:

Four years have passed since I left home, my parents, and my brother Asher behind – since I shut out my past. And Erin. Four years since I last saw her, since I heard her voice and held her in my arms. I’ve spent my time forging a path from woman to woman, from bed to bed; trying to find an answer. But I think I’ve lost my way. There’s no light at the end of the dark. 

No big surprise. I carry the dark inside me. I’m a bastard – branded as such from the start. I never give my phone number and address; I take my pleasure and don’t come back for seconds. No commitments; no promises and no happy endings. Yeah, I’m a bastard down to the bone and I don’t give a damn. 

But now I’m back in my birth town, the town I fled at eighteen – back to make amends to the brother I abandoned and watch from afar the only girl I’ve ever wanted. Hope isn’t a currency I can afford; I learned that lesson long ago. Yet when she looks at me and says my name, I can’t help but hope.

This is book 2 in the Inked Brotherhood series which started with Asher. It is a stand-alone work. No cliffhanger.



My Review:


wow....wow.....wow....fucking wow!
I think I love Tyler MORE then Asher! he has a heart of gold. He's the kind of man every girl dreams of....romantic, soft yet hard on all the right places.
Erin....who knew she could be so sweet? and she has something up her sleeves...but that's her story to tell.

I love the way thos story was written, how Tyler and Erin's characters were portrayed. 
the story near damn broke my heart. and it made me happy too.
great things that you need in a book.
and of course hectic drama that everyone loves in a book!!
well done Jo!! you've done it again!


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