Friday, July 31, 2015

Ultimate Betrayal By Catrina Courtenay

Title: Ultimate Betrayal Revelations
Author : Catrina Courtenay 

It didn’t matter that Veronica Harper spent years in the military and then was trained by the best of the best at the FBI. It didn’t matter that she was skilled in hand-to-hand combat or that she was one of the most sought after bodyguards in the industry. When Kincaid got a hold of her, he stripped away everything she thought she was and left her broken and terrified. That was five years ago.
Now, she is being forced back to L.A. in order to protect Hollywood’s most sought after bad boy, Erik Sinclair. He’s sexy, protective, and unrelenting in his pursuit of her, but he doesn’t know about the demons that haunt her past. When past and present collide, will Ronnie be able to face the darkness that haunts her and save the only man capable of fixing her? 


Born and raised in New York, Catrina is a U.S. Veteran, wife, mommy, controller of chaos, domestic engineer and cook. She loves wine, good books, good food and especially anything slathered in Nutella.

Always a storyteller, she enthralled her friend with tales of her wild daydreams involving the latest hot boy band (okay, they weren't called boy bands back in the 80s. They were called Duran Duran), but she never wrote them down.

She eventually grew up and embarked on a not so exciting career in the military, followed by an exciting career working in IT for a few major U.S. corporations and traveled the world. And instead of meeting in their hometown, she met her husband in Cyberspace while he was in Korea.

Marriage and having a child afforded Catrina more time to read, one of her former passions, and eventually, to begin writing.

With the support of her family, she's released her first novel, Ultimate Betrayal: Revelations and is working on the follow up - Nightmares.

P.S - She still kinda likes Duran Duran


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dangerous Concoctions By Victoria Bright

Title: Dangerous Concoctions
Author: Victoria Bright 
Genre: Erotic Suspense

Mixing the past and present could have dangerous consequences…
I’ve always been a man of second chances, forgiving Arianna proved that. Sometimes, a second opportunity was all someone needed to do things right. I knew that better than anyone. Now that I had my girl back and business was prospering, things were finally falling into place. Little did I know, my newfound happiness wouldn’t last very long.
When a man responsible for my near demise resurfaces, my life is shaken up once again. What seemed like an innocent, harmless favor quickly turned out to be a malicious scheme that put my business, relationship, and freedom at risk.
With time running out, I race around the city piecing together the complicated puzzle I was a part of, only to come face to face with the men responsible. In this erotic suspense, will my past repeat itself in order to settle a score or am I doomed to take the fall for something I didn’t do?


Victoria Bright lives in a small town in North Carolina. You can usually find her hoarding bottles of Cool Blue Gatorade, playing The Sims when not writing, or obsessing over Camaros. She's just a loon with access to a MacBook, a pen, and a 5-Star notebook. Writing is her escape, so run away with her!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Dipping Into Sin By DJ Parker

So everyone knows that I love discovering new authors and new reads it was suggested that I read this book, “Dipping Into Sin.” I have heard mixed reviews about this book. I think reviews good or bad you can learn something from them. Well this book was a mix up for me.

Simone new to the city is in for a wild of her life. Taking a chance to let her hair down with newly proclaimed best friend Victoria she meets Andriano a man like no other. These two are immediately drawn to each other. Dangerous and very sexy Andriano claims Simone as his own and from there the story begins.

For me Simone although she claimed her mother was very submissive when it came to men was like her mother in many ways. All this man had to do was perform some sort of sexual act and she was putty in his hands. I really didn’t understand why they were together. It was more lust than anything. She was a virgin of course but I didn’t get that from her behavior i.e. they first meet and she allows him to touch her and the next time just take her. Although she tells him she isn’t his toy and will not be used for her body she lets him. Now don’t get me wrong they actually do date but a lot of that happens off the pages but one thing we do get as readers is a bunch of sex scenes. I would have liked to read more about the development of their relationship instead of the story skipping in time. One moment it was a month, then 3 ½ months and then 5 years have passed.

This story left me with more questions than anything a lot didn’t really make sense. After the Jacob club scene he still continues to work for Andriano. Huh? He's the boss of bosses but didn't look for her for 5 years? Someone knows where she is they sent the pictures. How did she keep the secret hidden? Was there a beta reader because this book has so many clichés she's a virgin he supposedly he is an alpha male but really a douchebag. The whole I'm done but use my body thing was annoying. This book has potential but so many loose ends.

I would for once like to see a strong female character not pinning away for a married man who has 3 kept women on the side. You mean after 5 years she is still waiting for a man that only comes for you when he sees you by chance at a funeral? Things were thrown in like Victoria the cousins that were never really explored or fleshed out. i.e. the “forgiveness letter.” The fight at the hospital was the realness I was looking for in the story.  And that was sort of ruined with the line this is what you do to me?  Make you hard?  Is that a turn on?! That's physical. The author wants readers to believe that this is a true love for him but so far it seems only physical with his actions. Hopefully in the second book readers will get some sort of finality and this not be carried on to a third book. Although this book had some issues for me overall it wasn’t that bad. Pease judge this book for yourselves and not based on this one review.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Where Are All The Good Reads?

Paula Cole used to have this song out called, "where have all the cowboys gone?" I feel that way about books  now. Where have all the good books gone? I am in such a reading dry spell. I don’t know what it is but not much is grabbing my attention.( or it could be that the market is flooded with a bunch of non-writers just cashing in). Most titles are alpha this, stepbrother that, or a series that has no follow-up in sight. I know, I know that writing is hard work. I mean I just have a blog and a work life and it’s hard for me to post reviews daily so I cant imagine writing a book. But when you post more on your FB status and go into detail about all the drama in your life why can’t you devote more time to writing? I have said this plenty a times but FB will make you dislike people. I know it’s a social network but one cant be mad when readers comment on your private affairs that you have made public?

So please Twitter, bloggers, Facebookers if you have any reading suggestions tag me, inbox me I read across genres and am looking for a stimulating read.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Samantha By Serenity King

Serenity King is back with her second installment in the Powell series. I will say readers you don’t have to read the first book in the series to understand this one but you would want to just to get to know this up and coming family better. One of the things I love about this author is that she writes a good family tale as a reader you feel like you know these characters or want to get to know them. This story centers on Samantha and Adam and who could forget sweet Kayla. Vowing to never give her heart to another single mother Samantha cannot control what her heart desires don’t get me wrong she tries to. She is headstrong and at times a bit stubborn. Adam being a Westbrook has always had a thing for her she is beautiful, and their one night together wasn’t nearly enough. Except there is an issue Samantha’s past. She holds many secrets including who is the father of her child. Seeing through her façade Adam makes it his mission to be the father Kayla needs and the man Samantha always wanted.

I understood that Samantha was closed off after being heartbroken but at times she was hard on men mainly Adam. It was like she would be ok with where they were going but was too afraid to lean on him. I wanted Adam to be more of an alpha and take charge instead of letting Samantha come to her own devices. I will say that I hope Daniel (the guy from her past) gets his own story I think there is a lot he has to say. Although Adam could have been a bit more take charge I enjoyed his southern twang he was a good ole’ boy in every way possible. After the hospital scene I thought Samantha would have gotten the hint but she seemed more closed off than ever. Needless to say this chick was very frustrating at times. But after she stopped playing the cat and mouse game when she and Adam came together it was fireworks. I loved the family element of the book and Adam’s love for Kayla. If you are looking for a good summer read one click this book today. Please judge this book for yourselves and not based on this one review.

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Blyss Trilogy By : J.C. Cliff

Title: The Blyss Trilogy
Book 1# Blyss
Book 2# Blyssful Lies
Book 3# Blyssfully Undone
Author: J.C. Cliff

Blyss (Blyss Trilogy #1) 
Blyss is something the world has been trying to create since the beginning of time, the ultimate aphrodisiac, a drug used against women with one single purpose in mind .... 

Julianna Oakley has just finished up her junior year at college and flies home to spend her last free summer with her father on their prestigious Georgia estate. Julianna isn't the stereotypical rich girl, a spoiled prima-donna. She's down to earth and has an independent streak a mile wide, insisting she makes her own way in this world. 

Nick has been setting the stage for a long time, and sparks fly when their separate worlds collide. She is Nick's ultimate obsession, and he will stop at nothing to own her. 

When Travis, Nick's right hand man, lays his eyes on the prize, all hell breaks loose. He should know Nick is playing for keeps, and while Julianna is fighting for her freedom, a lifetime full of secrets and twisted perceptions slowly unravel as Julianna gets caught in the fray. 

Blyssful Lies (Blyss Trilogy #2) 
Learning how to survive in her new world, Julianna has no choice but to play “The game of Life.” Except it's Nick's game, and his rules apply. Captivity, drugs, and submission are the cards that are dealt, and it's a losing game. 

Biding her time as she waits for her rescuers, it's far from smooth sailing, because all too quickly the rules abruptly change as Nick takes matters into his own hands…

As the drama unfolds, and hesitating to interfere, Travis has everything to lose should he decide to step in, including his life.
 It's opposition at its finest – freedom versus control as Nick and Julianna face the ultimate battle of wills.

While Travis has the uncanny ability to manipulate her with a single touch, Nick struggles to conquer her body, mind, and soul.

It's every man for themselves as each have their own secret agenda, including Julianna, whose plan is simple: survive.

Blyssfully Undone (Blyss Trilogy #3) 
This is Julianna’s story. She lived a normal life until she was about to turn twenty-one, and then all hell broke loose. Years of diabolical scheming unraveling at the seams, unleashing torrents of lies and deceit. The whirlwind of chaos and heartbreak will forever change the game.

Her chosen fate is one of stellar proportions, and she struggles to keep sane, trying to hold it together every step of the way. As the matrix of her concealed past unfolds to deliver the final blow, rationality and sanity begin to take on a definition and meaning of its own.

Nick thinks he’s the night in shining armor while Travis believes he will be enough to save her from herself, but does she even want to be saved?

Both men want her. Both men love her, and both men want to claim her, keeping her for themselves. But, as usual, Julianna has other plans.

The Blyss Trilogy: An Adult Dark Romantic Suspense.
This contemporary erotic captive romance book is full of suspense, action, and adventure. This is a dark, erotic thriller that will have you hanging on to the edges of your e-reader as you wonder which alpha male you want to fall in love with. Will you be team Travis or team Nick?

J.C. Cliff is an independent author who strives to deliver a strong story line, keeping the reader captivated throughout. She loves the element of surprise, creating unique twists and turns while creating thrill and suspense. Oh yes, and lets not forget, making a little explicit romance happen in between.

She's a die hard 80's rock'n roll fan, and loves a good concert! JC wears many hats. They include wife of 24 years, 4 children, small business owner, writer, reader, and what ever else is required of her. She loves taboo stories with twists and turns, and full of suspense. 

When she's not writing mind-blowing twists and turns which include erotica, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include: offshore fishing, learning anything new, sewing, spending time at the beach, or the mountains.