Friday, January 29, 2016

Dirty - Book Review


Three. This is my number. It’s the exact sum of reasons I continue to go on.

One: To strengthen my body. Make it strong. Make it a machine. Make it so that what happened before can never, ever, happen again.

Two: To help others find their own strength so that what happened to me, what happened to my Olivia, doesn’t happen to them.

And three: My favorite—to find the bastards that took my life away and make them pay for what they did.

This is what my life is now. A dead man, inside a scarred body, living only for revenge.

Getting Dirty (Dirty 1)
Playing Dirty (Dirty 2)
Talking Dirty (Dirty 3)
Fighting Dirty (Dirty 4)
Staying Dirty (Dirty 5)


2 stars

I didn't hate this book, I would never hate a book.  I just couldn't connect.  I felt like an outsider who moved on long before everyone else.

Link lost the love of his life Olivia in one night and he'll never forget until he gets his vengeance. 

Rocky is hiding from her past. She controls what she can and what she can't she runs away from.

But when Link and Rocky collide its like two fucked up magnets. They both have spotty pasts, but need a FWB to forget with. Only someone can't leave it go at FWB, they want more. Link isn't able to do that, little by little Rocky chips away at him, leaving her mark on his heart.

Ok, sounds good right? And it is, but Link and Rocky don't grow. They are still stuck in the rut of their pasts. Especially Link. Christ, hang it up! I couldn't connect with either one, I felt no pain/sympathy for them either. Just sadness/pity, which they obviously didn't want/need. Revenge is never the answer. Link would have unloaded his truth to me and offered me my revenge I wouldn't be sleeping with him? PSYCHO! Run, run for the hills damaged girl! RUN!!

At the first half of the book I could tolerate Rocky, she was trying she was living. Crazy living, but still living. When she got tangled up with Link, it was like she excused his psycho ways because she had needs too. 

The ending, I guess they got their happy ending. Disturbing, but they got it.

Thursday, January 28, 2016


(A standalone)

A Contemporary Romance novel

New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Penelope Ward

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, r.b.a designs

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RELEASE DATE: February 15, 2016

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection.

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Meet Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.


 Other books from Penelope Ward

Sins of Sevin

Cocky Bastard

Stepbrother Dearest


Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)

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Release date: February 5, 2016 (USA)
Director: Ross Katz
Story by: Nicholas Sparks
Screenplay: Bryan Sipe
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When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, they embark on a surprising romantic journey neither imagined possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend—until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life's most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks's beloved North Carolina setting, culminating with the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive? 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Secret Confessions: Down & Dusty
Brooke by Eden Summers
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Welcome to the heart—and heat—of Australia…
They say that no one has secrets in a small town—these women prove them wrong.
Eight brand-new stories from some of Australia's hottest writers in Australia's hottest genre. From the bar stools of the local pub to the wide open plains of the biggest stations in the world, these tales travel the dusty roads to the heart of Australia and the women who understand how to work hard—and play even harder.
In the latest in the wildly successful Secret Confessions series from Escape Publishing, the women of Down & Dusty invite you into their lives—and their bedrooms.
Brooke’s brothers practically define over-protective, and while Brooke appreciates their concern, their efforts have left her climbing the walls in sexual frustration. But no man in town is willing to risk their ire, and all Brooke wants is one guy who thinks she is worth the effort. One guy who will stand up for himself—and for her—against her overbearing, old-fashioned family, and whisk her away to sexual and emotional fulfilment. The only issue is that the one guy who looks like he might is the one guy who broke her heart—the one guy that she can’t risk falling for again.

Secret Confessions: Down & Dusty
Casey – Rachael Johns
Lucky – Cate Ellink
Kelly – Fiona Lowe
Brooke – Eden Summers
Clarissa – Mel Teshco
Skye – Rhyll Biest
Maree – Elizabeth Dunk
Frankie – Jackie Ashenden

Eden Summers 
Author of Contemporary and Erotic Romance

Eden Summers is a true blue Aussie, living in regional New South Wales with her two energetic young boys and a quick witted husband.

In late 2010, Eden’s romance obsession could no longer be sated by reading alone, so she decided to give voice to the sexy men and sassy women in her mind.

Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Rush of Insanity

Rush of Insanity
by Eden Summers
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She won’t go down without a fight…and he’s looking forward to it.

Harper left the world famous solo artist, Judd Hart, over a year ago. No matter how much she cared for him, their worlds were miles apart. All they shared was great sex and the ability to drive each other crazy. So why is she at his concert, drooling over the sound of his delicious voice, when she’s spent months convincing herself they can never work?

Letting Harper walk out on him was the biggest mistake of Judd’s life. And now that he’s sighted her amongst the crowd, he won’t let her run away again. Not even if it means holding her hostage on his tour bus until he can seduce some sense into her. They have a lot to work out, but this time, he will do whatever it takes to convince her they have a future.

Apart, their lives are smooth sailing. Together, it’s pure craziness. But sometimes it’s okay to enjoy the rush of insanity.

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Eden Summers 
Author of Contemporary and Erotic Romance
Eden Summers is a true blue Aussie, living in regional New South Wales with her two energetic young boys and a quick witted husband.

In late 2010, Eden’s romance obsession could no longer be sated by reading alone, so she decided to give voice to the sexy men and sassy women in her mind.

Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

To My Loves

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Cover design by Ginger Andrews from G's Creative Ink
Models: Corinne Grinwald, Kaylynn Cousineau, & Lilly Cousineau
Photo Credit: Jen Cousineau

Release Date: April 14, 2016
Synopsis: Peyton and Colton grew up not only as brother and sister, but as thick as thieves. After the sudden death of their parents, Colton decides to enroll in the Marines, bringing Peyton along for the ride. While Colton falls for the love of his life, Peyton settles for a man who she has fun with. But when Colton receives his orders for deployment, he leaves Peyton to take his place next to his newly pregnant wife Julia until he returns. When double tragedy strikes, Peyton barely manages to hold on to her own life, struggling to make sense of everything happening around her. With her grip slowly slipping, the third tragedy hits when her doctor tells her that it might be time for her to let go. Will the news from her doctor finally set her free and allow her to truly live? Or will the verdict only cause her to give up completely?     goodreads link
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Pulse Series

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Pulse, The Complete Series
Jennifer Rose
Genre: Erotic Romance M/F & M/MPulse
Cover Design: Karrie Jax/Karrie Jax Design
Cover Photo: Stock Photos
Release Date: 12.28.15
Eden’s Pleasure, The Pulse Series Book 1
Eden Cover Final

Nearly three years ago, Eden Fox ran from the only man she cared for because of an abusive relationship, to start anew in Boston.
Confident, strong and determined to make it on her own terms, no man would stand in her way. Never would she allow a man to mistreat her again. Will Eden’s strength of mind alone keep her violent past just that, in her past or will she be forever haunted by the memories. Solely career driven and working her way up the ladder in a predominately male firm, Eden finally earns the executive position she has sacrificed all for. Her personal needs and wants tightly pushed to the side. But along with the winning bid that earned her this prestigious position, comes Chase. Chase Dean, CEO of ‘Dean Construction Enterprises’. Tall dark and completely alpha-male, he sets his sights on Eden. What Chase wants Chase must have. After turning her back on a personal life for so long, will she be able to hold to her strict ‘No Mixing Business with Pleasure’ rule? Or will Chase challenge that rule, when one crazy night of passion at ‘Pulse’ Night Club threatens to turn her world upside down.
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He crawled over her body, then leaned in and licked her bottom lip. Her eyes closed and she parted them, allowing him access to her waiting tongue. While their tongues explored each other in eager swirls, Chase’s hands kneaded her breasts, feeling her nipples harden against the palms of his hands. His hands slid to her back and, with precision, he unhooked her bra, pulling it away and releasing her breasts. Glancing down, a moan escaped him in response to the sight of her beautiful, plumped breasts and tight, pink nipples. “You have magnificent tits, Miss Fox.” His mouth moved back and forth, from one nipple to the other, as he licked and sucked them insatiably. Her moans of pleasure rang out through the room, making his lust for her hard to control. His balls throbbed almost painfully. Fisting his cock, he stroked a few times to give himself a moment of relief. He had extraordinary stamina, but she was going be the death of him.
Mikala’s Passion, The Pulse Series Book 2
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Someone wants vengeance and will stop at nothing until he gets it.
Until Mikala Santino closes the doors to Pulse Night Club permanently, her life will remain an endless cycle of threats and terror, he’ll see to it.
But unlike your average damsel in distress, Mikala has a tough as nails take no crap attitude, she’s not about to crumble and won’t go down without a fight. That is, until Mason Reed returns to throw in the proverbial wrench and flip her world completely upside down. Once the love of her life, the man she thought was her always, Mason has returned after abandoning her for eight long, lonely months. He’s come back to rescue her, like an unwanted knight in shining armor and Mikala’s not happy at all. Her walls have been carefully erected, Mason cautiously blocked from her thoughts, but she fears it will take more willpower than she can manage to resist him. Mason isn’t one to take ‘buzz off’ for an answer. Well aware of the mistake he made by walking out of Mikala’s life all those months ago, he is going to do what it takes to get her back, even if it takes a lifetime. He’s a man on a mission, a mission to help her and break down her walls while he’s at it. Mason’s determined to rebuild what they had…once upon a time.
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Her eyes slowly opened as she felt his heat at her back. He hadn’t touched her but she knew he was standing there; she could smell his scent in the air and hear each breath he exhaled, after breathing her in. “Mason.” “Give me a moment of your time,” Mason pleaded, as he pressed his body against her back. “Yes,” she agreed, enjoying the feel of him molded to her. “Sugar, I need you,” he said, with his lips against to the shell of her ear, “Say you need me too, put us back together where we belong.” “Mason…” He tightened his grip around her waist, “At least say you’ll think about the idea of us, before you say no.” Mikala couldn’t give him an answer, as she stood silent listening to each breath he took in, feeling it warm on her skin with each breath out. The feel of his disappointment as his body retreated from hers, made her want to reach out and pull him close, but she resisted the urge and turned in his arm before they dropped to his side. “I won’t give up on us,” he told her.
Landon’s Desire, The Pulse Series Book 3
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Ex-cop Landon Kyle came to Boston to help a friend in need and eventually head up security at Pulse nightclub. Ready and willing to escape his nightmares once and for all, he packed his entire life into a single duffle bag and headed east. What he discovered when he arrived at Pulse was an equally appealing prospect, by the name of Carl Ward.
Landon had his sights set on the lead bartender, who happened to be in complete denial of his sexuality, but Landon would not be dissuaded in his pursuit. He vowed he would convince Carl to take a chance on him and ultimately win his heart. Could Carl be persuaded to follow his heart and realize the truth?
Carl Ward liked his cozy little life the way it was, his past and demons safely hidden behind the gruff exterior he had managed so well, then came Landon, big burly and annoyingly sexy as hell to shake up his world. What Carl believed to be all he needed, was about to be challenged by Landon’s Desire.
Warning: Due to use of adult language and graphic M/M sexual content, which may offend certain readers, this novel is not recommended for readers under 18 years or those who have issues with homosexuality and the real world.
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Stepping closer testing the waters, Landon swallowed back the urge to dart forward and rip the robe from Carl’s body. Instead, he circled around him like a lion prowling his kill. Standing at his back he leaned forward and scented him, he smelled of manly perspiration and oranges. “Ace?” “Uh huh.” “Are you sniffing me?” “You smell like an orange.” “It’s Bergamot oil, it’s a neuro-tonic, helps fight depression, fatigue and frustration,” Carl said, with a laugh. Carl wasn’t bolting, wasn’t moving at all and Landon couldn’t resist asking, “Does that include sexual frustration?” “It may, it has many valuable properties.” Landon continued his slow quest until he stood face to face with Carl. He lifted his hand to the lapel of Carl’s robe and ran his finger down to the loop at his waist. He gave it a tug and Carl’s eyes dropped to Landon’s hand and darted back to his face. “You’re not running.” “No, I guess I’m not.” Landon smiled. “Do you like games Carl?” Landon asked, moving into Carl’s most private space, noting Carl swallowing hard. “It depends on the game,” Carl answered. “Do you like to try new things, are you the adventurous type?” “I don’t know,” he answered truthfully. “Maybe…?” “That’s not an answer,” Landon said, leaning into Carl’s ear. “You want to play a game with me, Carlton?” “I don’t know.” “Again, that’s not an answer,” Landon said, the corner of his mouth connecting with the lobe of Carl’s ear causing him to flinch. “If I promise to keep my dick in my pants, will you play my game?” “Ace, what are you doing?” Carl asked, as a rush of hot air from Landon’s breath collided with the flesh under his ear, sending a spark reeling from his head to his toes. “This is a game of trust,” he whispered. “I think you’ll like this game as much as I will, there are a few rules though.” “Rules? What kind of rules? I’m not going to be happy am I? You’re going to fuck with me aren’t you?” Carl asked, full of cynicism. “Relax, Babes, I’d never hurt you, I want you to trust me,” Landon pulled back to see trepidation on Carl’s face. “Don’t fear me, just feel.”
Jennifer Rose lives the glamorous life in Canada working as a part-time office clerk/manager. A mother of three grown boys, she decided to give up cleaning, cooking and day to day household chores in favor of sitting with a favorite beverage, be it coffee or wine and her trusty laptop, after a friend and author convinced her that she had what it took to write romance novels, so she took a creative writing course and finally started writing.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Baller - Book Review

Meet Brody Easton in THE BALLER!
A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland


The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men’s locker room.  
It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster.
The famed quarterback decided to bare all.  
And by all, I don’t mean he told me any of his secrets. 
No.  The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first question.  On camera.  
The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new hobby—screwing with me.
When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting to screw with me, to wanting to screw me.
But I don’t date players. 
And it’s not because I’m one of the few women working in the world of professional football.  
I’d date an athlete.  
It’s the other kind of player I don’t date.  
You know the type.  Good looking, strong, cocky, always looking to get laid.

Brody Easton was the ultimate player.
Every woman wanted to be the one to change him.
But the truth was, all he needed was a girl worth changing for.
Turned out, I was that girl.
Simple right?
Let’s face it.  It never is.
There’s a story between once upon a time and happily ever after… 
And this one is ours.

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A new song had just started, and I was enjoying his company when a voice behind me said, “Can I cut in?”
My head whipped around, even though I had no doubt whom the gravelly voice belonged to.
Michael was gracious. “I hate to share. But I suppose I have been hogging the most beautiful woman at the event.” He let go of my hand and stepped back with a gentlemanly nod. “Thank you for the dance, Delilah.”
Again Brody Easton had caught me off guard. Before I knew it, I was dancing with the arrogant jerk.  He wrapped his arms around me and pulled my body tight against his. Way tighter than Michael had held me.
“Good to see you again, Lois Lane.”
The man had balls; I had to give him that. I looked him straight in the eyes. “Nice to see you with clothes on, Easton.”
“Do you prefer me without?”
“I prefer you on the other side of the room.”
He chuckled. It was a hearty laugh. “That’s what happens sometimes when you decide you want to hang out in the men’s locker room.”
I tried to pull back, but he tightened his grip and held me in place. I craned my neck. “Let go of me.”
“That’s right. No.”
“I can scream at the top of my lungs.”
“I’d like to hear you scream.” His tone made it clear he meant he wanted me underneath him while I was doing the screaming.
“You’re an asshole. You know that?”
“I do. You asked me that yesterday. For a reporter, you should really try changing up your questions more frequently.”
My eyes bulged.
Easton shifted his hand down to the small of my back before twirling us around the dance floor. Figures the prick can dance.
“Are you seeing anyone?”
“You can’t be serious?”
He ignored my comment. “Would you like to have dinner tonight?”
“We just ate.”
“Dessert at my place, then?”
I couldn’t help but laugh. “Did you hit your head at the game yesterday?”
“On a diet, huh?”
 “Yeah. That’s it. I don’t want to go to your place for dessert because I’m on a diet.”
“Well, that’s just a shame.” 

Book Review

5 Amazing Stars!

Delilah meets arrogant Brody Easton in the locker room, where he drops his towel and does his interview nude.  He didn't do it to be a jerk?  Or maybe he did just a little bit.  He did it because he like Delilah and wants to see how she'll react to him.  Unfazed by his nudity Delilah continues the interview.  Brody chases after Delilah, he wants her and makes no bones about it.  He will have her, on his terms.  But his past keeps him from taking the steps needed to lock up Delilah.  Can his past truly become his past?  Do Delilah and Brody have a future?  

Vi Keeland writes a great chase.  If the man wants the woman enough, he will chase her.  He will prove to her, that he is worthy and has the endurance.  She makes the men, Alpha's without being cavemen and the women, demure without being rugs.  It's a well balanced mixed.  And an over all enjoyable read.  I want a Brody in my life.  Someone who is caring and compassionate and will go the extra bit for the chase.  

About the Author:
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

Standalone novels
Cocky Bastard (Written with Penelope Ward)

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See
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