Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Reading List


During the summer I always try to compile a list of books to read, not that it would be hard my t.b.r. list is ridiculous. I find it so much easier during the Summer to catch up on everything especially t.v. shows. The kids are out of school, work is slowing down so what's better then the beach and a good read? Problem is I have yet to compile this list and I desperately want to read something good doesn't have to be heavy after all you want something light and fun for the beach. My questions is: What's on your Summer Reading List????

Monday, May 22, 2017

Curve Ball By Mariah Dietz




Title: Curveball
Author: Mariah Dietz
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 18, 2017



Blurb

Shakespeare believed there was always humor in tragedy and tragedy in humor.

My life proved his theory as fact.

At eighteen I was a single parent moving to this small town to be with the man I loved. The one who was supposed to love and cherish me in return.

Finding out he had a wife was tragic.
Remaining in love with him in spite of her was more tragic.
My mom and best friend setting me up on a long string of blind dates was an ongoing tragedy.

Nine years later, I’ve learned to see the humor in most situations.

My mom and best friend setting me up on disastrous blind dates.
My son’s jokes.
The fire alarm going off each time I cook.

My constant bright spot always adding to the humor was my son, Hayden. But when Hayden had a life-threatening allergic reaction, the man who came to help my little boy became my own savior. His laugh, his smile, and the way his eyes lit up when he spoke to my son made him a beacon of light in both our lives.

But I wasn’t the only one who noticed him.
When I began having feelings for the man my best and only friend had fallen for, I knew following my heart would once again lead to a fresh round of heartbreak.

Love led me to this town.
Lies kept me there.

Would history repeat itself?

Or had life just thrown me another Curveball?



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Free in Kindle Unlimited





Excerpt

“I don’t watch TV at night…” Her voice drifts off, and I know it’s because she realizes I’m going to ask why.

And I do.

“You're going to laugh.”

“Probably.”

“It's because I can't hear things.”

“What kinds of things are you trying to hear?”

“I don't know. Strange noises and things…”

“Strange noises?”

“Do I need to spell it out for you?” She’s trying to sound annoyed, but I can hear the smile in her voice.

“Apparently, because I have no idea what you're talking about. What kinds of strange noises are you going to hear? I usually turn my TV up to block out all the strange sounds like the neighbor’s kids and the lady behind me that sounds like Fran fucking Drescher.”

“You know who Fran Drescher is?”

“My mother was a big fan of that stupid show she was in. Stop changing the subject. What are you listening for? Hayden won’t sneak out.”

“What if someone breaks in?”

“You're not serious.”

“Of course I'm serious!”

“What do you do all night?” I ask.

“Work,” she admits. “Well, usually I clean, and then I work.”

“I’m coming over.”

“You can’t.”

The panic in her voice doesn’t make her sound upset about the idea, but afraid.

Is it because she likes me?

“Why not?” I ask.

“It’s like nine o'clock.”

“Are you about to turn orange and sprout a stem?”

“That and I'm not wearing a bra, if you must know.”

“So put it back on.”

“You don't understand. That's like saying put your jeans back on.”

“I am in jeans,” I lie just to get a reaction out of her.

“What is wrong with you?” she cries.

“What's wrong with jeans?”

“They're stiff and uncomfortable. Wearing jeans all day is basically equivalent to walking on sandpaper. But at least you guys have pockets that will actually hold something larger than a thimble and don’t ride up your ass.”

“If your bra is riding up your ass, we have bigger fish to fry than being afraid of the boogey man.”





Author Bio

Mariah Dietz lives with her husband, two sons, and two four-legged children who are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world. 

Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent most of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created. 

She has a love for all things that include her family, good coffee, books, traveling, and dark chocolate. She’s also obsessed with Christmas ornaments and all things Disney.



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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Until Sage By Aurora Rose Reynolds




Here comes the Boom!!!

Much like many of the other stories in this series this was one of insta-love but with a little twist. As a reader we got to see Sage and Kim romance develop after the huge blow up of him confusing her with her troubled twin sister.

Sage….

In true Mayson fashion once you meet your “boom” you are ruined. Although feeling betrayed by Kim’s deception, he cannot get her out of his system. One of the cutest moments in the books is when Sage courts Kim. One thing I will say is that she makes him work for her affections. Kim was sort of a hypocrite because while she wants Sage to be transparent she has secrets of her own i.e. her illness. Kim has an issue trusting Sage completely. He made her love him and then left her behind. This relationship had it series of ups and downs and misunderstandings. For one Sage being the alpha-male that he was wanted Kim to just fall in line but Kim has a wall up. They both share the fact that they were abandoned by their biological parents. I love that this author writes about both sides of adoption and the process. 

I felt Kim and Sage relationship was missing something. I felt like the story was a little short and didn’t explore all the issues that were brought up in passing. I did love the fact that we got to see some of our other favorite characters from previous stories. I noticed that the author didn’t put much emphasis on Kim’s disease this was short sweet romance. I loved that the author showed Kim’s relationship with her parents. I did think it was odd that this story didn’t really mention the word “boom” or that Kim was Sage’s boom. We did get a glimpse of Nyla and how she was coming along with her developing relationship with her birth mom. This story had so many elements but at times was a little dry it lacked the element of suspense and drama found in the authors other books. All in all this was a great beach read it was light and had some very steamy love scenes. Although this wasn’t my favorite addition in the series it was nice to catch up with our old favorites.



Thursday, May 4, 2017

100 Proof By Shanora Williams

100 Proof


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100 Proof, an all-new taboo STANDALONE romance from Shanora Williams is coming May 18th!!!

100 Proof by Shanora Williams

Release Date: May 18th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

I was the low life.
The screw up.
The hopeless one with no future.
He was the rich guy. The smart one. The one who had it all.
My parents admired everything he did, while I was known for being their greatest disappointment. I didn't follow the path they paved for me.
I drank and partied and did whatever the hell I wanted. The buzz was something I couldn't live without - the fire that filled my veins after each sip always kept me running back for more.
But then I met her, and suddenly the drinks didn't matter. The parties weren't as fun. That fiery buzz came second for once.
I drowned only in her, wanting her more than I wanted to exist.
But even with her, I screwed things up.
Now, he's with the woman I love. And he may have her, but what he should know is that even with all of his money, that nice house, and his expensive cars, her mind, body, and soul will always belong to me.
And I'm not sorry about it, brother, 'cause she was mine first.

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About the Author:

Shanora Williams is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves writing about flawed heroes and resilient heroines. She is a believer that love outweighs all, but doesn’t have a problem making her characters fight for their happily ever after. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the mother of two amazing boys, has a fiercely devoted and supportive man, and is a sister to eleven. When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her family, binge reading, or running marathons on Netflix while scarfing down chocolate chip cookies.

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Den of Mercenaries By London Miller




Title: Den of Mercenaries (Volume One)
Author: London Miller
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 4, 2017



Blurb

Welcome to the Den ...

A mysterious, but powerful, man known only as The Kingmaker brought together a team of mercenaries to become a weapon the likes of which no one has ever seen before.

An unrivaled and merciless sniper …

A ruthless, yet charming thief …

A beautiful, but cunning spider …

They do his bidding if and when he calls with no exceptions, but beyond the work they do, their lives are complicated, filled with both love and pain, hate and lust.

Sometimes the line blurs between what’s right and what’s wrong.

Sometimes the line doesn’t exist at all.

Den of Mercenaries: Volume one includes the first four books in the Den of Mercenaries series. Included in this bundle for a limited time are bonus scenes featuring each couple, as well as the first look into how the Den came to be.





Purchase Links

99c for a limited time

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited






Author Bio

With a degree in Creative Writing, London Miller has turned pen to paper, creating riveting fictional worlds where the bad guys are sometimes the good guys. Her debut novel, In the Beginning, is the first in the Volkov Bratva Series.

She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two puppies, where she drinks far too much Sprite, and spends her nights writing.



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Monday, May 1, 2017

It's Going To Be May: New Month, New Reads




As corny as this meme is it never gets old. Its a new month and some new reads!!!!

I recently discovered author Alexandria House and her series Love After. This is an AA ( African-American) series that celebrates black love and power. Ladies if you are looking for a good, fast paced read check out this series below. ** ALL BOOKS ON K.U.**

Book 1:


Synopsis: 

Popular travel blogger, Greer Kennedy, is living the good life with a successful career and equally as successful fiancé until one phone call from a friend opens her eyes to the truth of her relationship.

Tall, handsome, and successful in his own right, Derek Hill is dealing with some serious relationship problems as well.

When their paths cross, they mutually, but unofficially, decide to share a night—or three or four—of anonymous pleasure. Will they end up experiencing much more than either of them bargained for?



Book 2:



Synopsis: 

A year after a messy break-up with her stripper ex-boyfriend, seamstress, Trevia McCall, is still feeling the after-effects of his betrayal…and their mind-numbing sex life. She’s done with him, but her subconscious mind and body haven’t gotten the memo.

Spoken word artist, Nyles Adams, is the kind of man Trevia loves to love—handsome, talented, and cocky as hell. But as far as she’s concerned, he’s everything she wants and nothing that she needs.

Could it be possible that Trevia and Nyles were made to love each other?


Book 3: 



Synopsis: 

Outspoken and more than capable of backing up her words, loan officer, Denise Buhari, is finally back on her feet after years of rebuilding her life following a horrible marriage and divorce. But just when she is ready to head into a future she’s sure will be bright, the rug is pulled out from under her again. 

Tattoo artist, Hasaan Peterson, meets Denise through her job, and although their relationship is initially contentious, it soon blossoms into a friendship that leads them to passionate feelings neither can deny. 

Could it be that Denise and Hasaan are destined to share a love that is unavoidable and undeniable…a real love?

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Bad Guy By Celia Aaron




Title: The Bad Guy
Author: Celia Aaron
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: Perfect Pear
Release Date: May 21, 2017



Blurb

My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this story.
I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.
Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company. Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I lost her.
She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he wants. That’s me.
I’m the bad guy.






Author Bio

Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.



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