Monday, April 30, 2018

Available Now - Execution by Lucia Franco


Title: Execution
Series: Off Balance #2
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: Forbidden Romance Over 18 years
Publication Date: April 23, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Review- Voyeur by Fiona Cole


I didn’t know she was my student the first time I paid to watch her at Voyeur. 

Once she walked into my classroom, another smiling college freshman, I knew I should stop going. Stop watching. 

But I couldn’t do it. Everything about her makes me want more, and once I realize she wants me too, the temptation becomes irresistible. 

The worst part is that she has no idea her professor is the one watching behind the glass. 

I just have to hope that once she finds out the truth, she wants the same thing I do. Because now that I've seen all of her, I can't look away.






My Review
I thought waiting a little bit to write my review would ease my dislike for this this book, but it’s been over a week since I finished Voyuer, and my dislike for it is still as strong as ever.  

Now I know I’m one of the VERY FEW who didn’t like this book, so this review is clearly how I feel about it, so don’t let this review deter you from giving this book a try, after all it does have a bunch of 5 star reviews. 

So, lets jump right in…

Ok I was so freaking excited to read this book.  I have been looking for a v
oyeur type book since I finished the Innocence Series by Alessandra Torre, which I read over a year ago. 

When I read the synopsis to Voyeur I was ALL IN.  The fact that I was so excited to read this book, and it fell so short, added to my dislike.
 
Voyeur follows two characters, Oaklyn and Cal or Dr. Pierce.  It switches from each of their POV’s.  Oaklyn is a freshman in college who struggles with being able to afford living on campus, along with just paying for college in general.  Oaklyn is first described to us, the reader, as a good girl.  She’s pays her way through college, a good student, she wants to do big things with her life, she's not the type of girl who sleeps around.  She even said she wasn’t like super experienced with guys, though she did have sexual encounters.  To my surprise, when Oaklyn’s friend tells her about the sex club her uncle owns, Oaklyn is on board.  It took a couple of days to decide on working there, but once there she didn’t even ease into it…. So, 1-2 chapters in, the good girl is now a worker at this sex voyeur club, performing sexual acts with strangers, and is totally fine with it.  (ANNOYING)

Enter Dr. Pierce, or Cal.  As soon as we meet him, we see that he has issues with being touched.  He gets all panicky and has a type of PTSD reaction whenever he is touched, especially in a sexual manor.  So, he can totally give sexually, but can not receive.  I personally guessed right away what made him this way.  And though I try hard to not be insensitive, I just felt he came off as a weak man.  I know he went through some horrible shit, so granted anyone would probably have the same issues, but the beauty of reading a fiction book is that I get to form a liking for the perfect type of male character (in my opinion of course) and Cal just didn’t do it for me.  He came off so wimpy.  It was a huge turn off for me, plus he was basically a virgin.  I CAN’T.

So, fast forward, turns out Cal is Oaklyn’s teacher, and Oaklyn winds up being his student assistant.  He knows that Oaklyn works at Voyeur, but she doesn’t know he’s a member, because he hides behind the one-way glass any time she performs for him.  Mind you there were instances where she bumped into Cal while she was working, but because he wore a hat she didn’t know it was him.  COME ON.  STOP IT. 

This book was just unrealistic in so many ways.  The hero was just not the type of hero I like to read.  The girl went from innocent to like a sexual goddess in 0.2 seconds.  And the whole finding out scene, where Oaklyn finds out about Cal being a member, was just stupid.  The only reason I’m giving this book a 2 instead of a 1 is because the sex scenes were VERY HOT, which is the only thing I actually liked in this book.  This was my first time reading Fiona’s books, and I’m not sure if I would read another. 

Like I said, this book does have a lot of 5 stars, and is getting a lot of hype.  So just because it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean you wont like it.  Unfortunately, it just wasn’t for me.






Saturday, April 28, 2018

Review- Such Dark Things by Courtney Evan Tate

 

From New York Times bestseller Courtney Cole, writing as Courtney Evan Tate, comes the psychological thriller that will keep readers up turning pages long into the night, SUCH DARK THINGS! "Written in breathless style, this page-turner relies on quick thrills, surprise twists...[for] readers seeking a fast entertaining tale..."(Publishers Weekly). Grab your copy of SUCH DARK THINGS today!


 

A HORRIFIC RECURRING NIGHTMARE IS THREATENING TO STEAL HER SANITY…

Dr. Corinne Cabot is living the American dream. She’s a successful ER physician in Chicago who’s married to a handsome husband. Together they live in a charming house in the suburbs. But appearances can be deceiving—and what no one can see is Corinne’s dark past. Troubling gaps in her memory mean she recalls little about a haunting event in her life years ago that changed everything.

She remembers only being in the house the night two people were found murdered. Her father was there, too. Now her father is in prison; she hasn’t been in contact in years. Repressing that terrifying memory has caused Corinne moments of paranoia and panic. Sometimes she thinks she sees things that aren’t there, hears words that haven’t been spoken. Or have they? She fears she may be losing her mind, unable to determine what’s real and what’s not.

So when she senses her husband’s growing distance, she thinks she’s imagining things. She writes her suspicions off to fatigue, overwork, anything to explain what she can’t accept—that her life really isn’t what it seems.


My Review
★★
 
This was my first time reading any of Courtney's books, and I have to be honest, I didn't love it.  I'm no stranger to psych thrillers, though I do tend to read more romance.  To me, Such Dark Things wasn't much of a thriller.  It was more of an romantic mystery to me.  My problem was that I personally couldn't connect to the characters, which in turn made it so I really couldn't connect with the story.  I found myself skimming around 50%, and I really only continued because I wanted to see how the story ended.  For me, the big twist at the end just didn't make sense. 

Such Dark Things, follows Dr. Corrine Cabot who is put in a mental institute for trying to commit suicide.  She has no recollection of doing so. Her husband at first seems like the perfect caring husband, but really he turned out to be a selfish grade A a-hole.  Let me also say, I am a HUGE fan of cheating books.  That being said, this was just wrong.  Corrine's husband was just selfish, and the cheating wasn't warranted in my opinion. The story is told in dual pov's and switches from present, to before the attempted suicide.  Like I previously said, I just didn't connect.  The writing was fine, and I truly did want to like this book, it just wound up not being for me. 


Grab your copy of SUCH DARK THINGS here!

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“Fans of domestic thrillers with an unreliable narrator will gobble this one up...Recommended for all thriller/suspense collections." --Booklist

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Courtney Evan Tate’s SUCH DARK THINGS – Tour Schedule:
April 16th
Aurora B's Book Blog – Interview
Devilishly dirty book blog – Review & Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Excerpt
April 17th
Book Freak – Review
Bookish Proclivity – Review & Excerpt
Ficwishes – Excerpt
April 18th
Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt
Suey Library – Review
The Bashful BookWhore – Excerpt & Interview
April 19th
A Literary Perusal – Excerpt
Feel the Book – Excerpt
TBR Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
April 20th
Roxy's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
April 21st
KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt
April 22nd
Angela's Opinion – Excerpt
Evermore Books – Excerpt
Lattes & Paperbacks – Review & Excerpt
April 23rd
Becky on Books – Excerpt & Interview
Linz Readz – Review & Excerpt
Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt
V's Reads – Review & Excerpt
April 24th
M&J’s book blog – Review & Excerpt
Quesarasera Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Talkbooks – Review & Excerpt
April 25th
Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
April 26th
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt
No BS Book Reviews – Review
The Book Hookup – Review & Excerpt
The Fairest of All Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
April 27th
Just Me & My Kindle – Excerpt
Miss Riki – Review & Excerpt
Next Book Review – Review & Excerpt
Sassy Moms Say Read Romance – Review & Excerpt
Shh Moms Reading – Excerpt
Smokin' Hot Reads Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
April 28th
@all_encompassing_books – Review & Excerpt
Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt
Books A-Brewin' – Excerpt
Bout-a-Book blog – Review & Excerpt
Rainy Day Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt
Tfaulcbookreviews – Review





   
About Courtney Evan Tate: Courtney Evan Tate is the nom de plume for New York Times bestselling author, Courtney Cole. Courtney Evan Tate is her darker side... the side that explores shadowy places. Courtney lives in Florida with her husband and kids. She has a passion for raising drug addiction awareness, the Marine Corp (her middle son is a Marine) and being introspective on the human condition. To learn more about her, you can visit www.courtneycolewrites.com.   

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Cover Reveal - Filthy Gods by R.Scarlett

 

Filthy Gods (American Gods 0.5), an all-new Sexy New Adult Romance by R. Scarlett is Coming May 15th!!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Now Available - Hold Me by LP Lovell

 

Hold Me, the second book in the Collateral Series by LP Lovell is NOW LIVE!


Cover Reveal - Tattered by Devney Perry


My Review - When Sinners Kneel by R. Scarlett







Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.

Lex Harvey came to The Pit to find her missing friend. Someone who fights there must have the answers she’s seeking. Instead, she found him. The damage inside her matches the darkness inside him. She’s only eighteen, but the feelings she has for him are as old as time.

Beau Knight should have ruled New York. Falling in love was the beginning of his end. He watched her die and he lost his heart. Now, The Pit is his heaven and his hell. The only place he can be himself.

They’re both beyond fixing. Addicts, with desires humans couldn’t understand.

A soulless man and a souleating girl.

How do you find redemption from your demons when you are one? 

iBooks Exclusive - His Wasted Heart by Monica Murphy - Available Now!

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His Wasted Heart by Monica Murphy 
Publication Date: April 26th, 2018 
Genre: New Adult Romance

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Now Available - Six Feet Under by Whitney Barbetti


Release Date: April 25, 2018
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photo Credit: Max Eremine


New Release - Co-Ed by Rachel Van Dyken

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Co-Ed by Rachel Van Dyken 
Publication Date: April 24th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Monday, April 23, 2018

My Review - To Crown A Beast by R.Scarlett


She tasted his sweetness, his power, and his love, and it destroyed him.
That iron heart has turned to ashes, leaving only a heartless beast.
One she vows to tame.
One she vows to save.
Before he rips her own heart out.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Vow of Thorns by R.Scarlett - Review




Never disobey the court.
Never disobey the crown.
And never tame that vicious heart.
In A Vow of Thorns, sacred laws are broken when a beauty holds an iron heart.

Friday, April 20, 2018

My Review - The Design by R.S. Grey



Five minutes until the interview begins. 

Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm.

Four minutes until the interview. 

She knows she’s only there because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister’s friend.

Three minutes. 

For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, of being around.

Two Minutes. 

But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Grayson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday. 

One.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cover Reveal - The Wild Heir by Karina Halle

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The Wild Heir by Karina Halle 
Publication Date: May 14th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Reveal - More Than Crave You by Shayla Black

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More Than Crave You, an all-new sexy romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black is coming September 18th!

Check out the cover for Wanting Mr. Cane by Shanora Williams

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Wanting Mr. Cane, an all-new romantic STANDALONE from Shanora Williams is coming June 7th!

Now Available - Keeping Dominic by Alyson Reynolds


Release Date: April 19, 2018
Cover Design: Nicole Blanchard
Photo Credit: Lindee Robinson Photography
Models: Andrew Kruczynski and Alyse Madej

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Buddy Review & Blog Tour - Sever by Mary Elizabeth

Today we have the blog tour for SEVER by Mary Elizabeth. Check it out and grab your copy today!


Title: SEVER 
Author: Mary Elizabeth 
Series: Closer Duet 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release: April 5th 
Cover Designer: Sofie at Hart and Bailey Designs

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

My Review- Torrid Affair by Callie Anderson




I’m f*cked.
The life I have lived for the past ten years is built solely on lies and secrets.
But I can’t help myself.
I’m in love with two different men. And one of them is my brother-in-law.
He’s my drug. My fire. My addiction.
But he’s married to my best friend. And I’m married to my husband.
I’m not ashamed. I have no guilt. 
None.
I’m not only f*cked. I’m a f*cked up person.
This is the story of how I ruined my life.
And the life of the one I love most.

Sale Blitz - Balance by Lucia Franco


Title: Balance
Series: Off Balance #1
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: Forbidden Romance Over 18 years
Publication Date: February 15, 2018


Now Available - You Always Have Me by Sherell Cummings



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Book title: You Always Have Me

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

Date of Publication: March 8th 2018

Cover Artist: Boroughs Publishing Group

Monday, April 16, 2018

New Cover - Releasing The Watcher by Kim Loraine

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Title: The Fallen Angel Trilogy
Waking the Watcher (The Fallen Angel Trilogy #1)
Denying the Watcher (The Fallen Angel Trilogy #2)
Releasing the Watcher (The Fallen Angel Trilogy #3)
Author: Kim Loraine
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 16, 2018
Cover Designer: Olivia Pro Designs

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Review - Tangled Love by Haley Jenner



Codi Rein is a means to an end. A bloody and vengeful penance for wrong doing. She was our way to inflict pain and suffering on those who took away what was most important to us.
She was supposed to be a no one. Insignificant.
She wasn’t supposed to make me smile.
She wasn’t supposed to make me laugh.
She sure wasn’t supposed to make me feel anything other than hate.
She wasn’t supposed to make me love her.
She was a means to an end. Now the bloody and vengeful end looks to be mine. Because it now comes down to love or loyalty and it’s on me to decide what reigns absolute; heart or family.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Now Available - Tangled Love by Haley Jenner

~ It's Live ~ 





Codi Rein is a means to an end. A bloody and vengeful penance for wrong doing. She was our way to inflict pain and suffering on those who took away what was most important to us.
She was supposed to be a no one. Insignificant.
She wasn’t supposed to make me smile.
She wasn’t supposed to make me laugh.
She sure wasn’t supposed to make me feel anything other than hate.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

THIS COVER IS GORG - Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry!

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Disgrace, an all-new emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming April 26th and we have the gorgeous new cover!

Cover Reveal - Stronger Than This by Abby McCarthy

 

Stronger Than This, An all new standalone MC Romance by Abby McCarthy is releasing April 30th!


Now Available - STAR by BB Easton

Today we have the release blitz for STAR by BB Easton. STAR is available for #FREE on Kindle Unlimited. Grab your copy today!

New Release - The Edge of Heaven by Gia Riley

 

The Edge of Heaven, the second part in Gia Riley’s Taboo and Emotional Broken Wings Duet is Available NOW!!

Friday, April 6, 2018

New Cover - Voyeur by Fiona Cole

Release Date: April 26, 2018
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photography: Alex Sens

Fallen Reign by S.L. Jennings





Yesterday, I had the audacity to imagine a future. 

One that didn't include hunting demons hellbent on destroying humanity or being used as a pawn for my father's revenge. One comprised of a home and a family and all the things I'd longed for as a broken child. 

Then in the blink of a silver speckled eye, my foolish hope was extinguished, and my world came crumbling down. 

We stood strong. We fought. We lost. 

I lost. 


Legion, the demon I dared to love, was gone. 

Now I'm going to tear myself in two and do the unthinkable to find him. I'm going to put my trust in his brother--his enemy--and make a deal with the Devil. And while his darkness and depravity echo mine, I know this won't end well for either of us. 

My body may survive, maybe even my soul. I can't promise the same for my heart. This time, I will not fail. I will not hesitate. And if it comes down to it, I'll be the weapon I was created to be. I will follow the code of the Se7en and do what I should have done when we had the chance. 

Kill one to save a million. 
Kill him to save the world.


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Surprise Release - Dusk by Jessica Florence

Dusk, the 3rd book in Jessica Florence's Hero Society Series is NOW LIVE!!

New Release & Review - The Roommate's Baby by Penny Wylder

       
The Roommate’s Baby by Penny Wylder is LIVE!!
Release Date: April 3rd
Genre: Contemporary Romance

   
Add to Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39217833-the-roommate-s-baby

New Release - Endorsed by Marni Mann

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Endorsed by Marni Mann 
Publication Date: April 5th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

New Release - Licks by Kelly Siskind

 

Licks, an all new standalone Second Chance Romantic Comedy by Kelly Siskind is NOW AVAILABLE!


   

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

New Release - Callback by Katana Collins

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Callback, an all-new sexy romance from Katana Collins is LIVE!

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Buddy Review - Pestilence by Laura Thalassa



They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him.

And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she'll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.