Monday, September 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: A Little Too Much by Lisa Desrochers

In the follow-up to Lisa Desrochers’ explosive New Adult novel A Little too Far, Alessandro Moretti must face the life he escaped and the girl he loved and left behind.

Coming to an online bookstore near you: November 12,2013! Pre order links at bottom of post!!

Twenty-two year old Hilary McIntyre would like nothing more than to forget her past. As a teenager abandoned to the system, she faced some pretty dark times. But now that’s all behind her. Hilary has her life on track, and there’s no way she’ll head back down that road again.

Until Alessandro Moretti—the one person who can make her remember—shows up on her doorstep. He’s even more devastatingly gorgeous than before, and he’s much too close for comfort. Worse, he sees right through the walls she’s built over these last eight years, right into her heart and the secrets she’s guarding.

As Hilary finds herself falling back into love with the man who, as a boy both saved and destroyed her, she must decide. Past or future? Truth or lies?


Friday, September 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: What's Left of Me by Amanda Maxlyn

Release date: December 13, 2013
Book Summary:

Life works in mysterious ways.
Four years ago I became known as the girl with cancer.
I refuse to cry. 
And I refuse to give in.

A relationship with a man is the last thing I’m looking for right now, but one night with Parker changes everything. He is persistent, and he knows what he wants. Me.
He doesn’t treat me like I’m fragile.
But he doesn’t know, and I’m not ready to tell him.
What if it changes everything?
Tragedy found me when I was seventeen.
Love found me when I was twenty-one.
My name is Aundrea McCall, and this is my journey.  


I am the mother of two little boys, married to the love of my life, and living in one of the smallest towns in Minnesota. When I’m not chasing or cleaning up after my boys (yes, all three), I can be found writing or snuggled up with my kindle, a glass of wine, and spending time with my fictional friends and family.
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I’m grateful when I reach the door to the ladies room that there isn’t anyone around. I reach for the handle when I hear from behind me, “Not going to use the men’s room again?” I know that sexy voice. It’s the same one as earlier this evening in this same area.
With my heart picking up pace, I turn around smiling sweetly, “No, I’m going to sit down and pee this time.” My smile spreads a little wider and I say a silent thanks to sweet baby Jesus for letting me find my voice this time.
He doesn’t respond. He just steps closer to me with the corner of his lips spreading upward.
I don’t breathe.
I can’t breathe. Not when he is this close.
God he smells amazing. Like a mixture of spice and mint.Maybe a hint of beer too. It's the type of scent that would awaken a primal desire within any female, and good God do I feel awakened.
“You ran off before I could thank you for the dance earlier.”No, thank you. His voice is a faint whisper and his face is now so close that our noses are almost touching. I glance down at his very attractive red lips just as the corners of his mouth move up into the most beautiful smile. Shit. He knows I’m looking at his lips.
I’m transfixed by him. In this very moment, I would do whatever he said or answer to any name he called; even if it was one of those fluffy names like baby or princess. All I can think about is the desire flowing through my body for those lips to be on mine. I would take him in this hallway. There I said it. Or, did I think it?
Do something.
I look back at his lips.
I lick my own.
I can’t think about anything but wanting to feel his lips against mine. All thoughts go out the window of me not being able to pick up a man at a bar. I don’t care, but I will say any cheesy pick up line if it means I get to go home with him.
I know he’s watching me. He has to be thinking about my lips too because just then his tongue comes out licking his own. I try to think of something else to do, but nothing comes to mind. I feel him close the distance between us. He puts a finger under my chin for the second time tonight lifting my face so I’m looking right into his eyes. Without taking his eyes off mine he speaks in a quiet, low, raspy whisper, “I’m going to kiss you now.”
Without waiting for my permission, his lips crash down against mine. He takes my top lip into his mouth tugging ever so gently. I let out a soft moan as his tongue lightly traces my lips- tasting me. I can smell the fresh mint and beer off his breath and all I can think about is tasting it. I grab his neck brining him closer -opening my mouth- inviting him in. He groans as I wrap my arms around his neck running my hands through his hair.
Shit, if I die tomorrow, I can die a happy woman knowing this was my last kiss.
His tongue enters my mouth and I meet it with my own. He reaches down to lift me up and I let him. I wrap my legs around his waist just as he slams my back against the wall in the corner of the hallway. There’s a rush of pain that shoots down my legs causing me to cry out. He must take that as a cry of pleasure because he kisses me harder.
I feel my dress rise all the way to my waist exposing myself for anyone that walks by. My head falls back against the wall and he immediately starts kissing down my chin to my neck, then up to my earlobe bringing it into his mouth biting down. “Do you want to get out of here?” He whispers so softly into my ear I almost don’t think I hear him correctly. When he asks me again I just nod in agreement. Afraid if I were to say anything it wouldn’t be yes, and I really want it to be yes.
Setting me down, he runs his hands over my dress laying it back into place, then grabs my hand and starts speed walking away heading towards the red exit sign.
What’s Left of Me. Copyright 2013. Amanda Maxlyn.Unedited and Subject to Change.
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Unknown by Lara Henley

Misty found out early in life that things just don't come easy. She has learned to trust no one, and that you can't depend on anyone but yourself when the chips fall. Finally free of the states clutches she sets out on a whirl wind adventure called LIFE....But she never expected Drake....

Drake... is use to being in the lime light just graduated from college. Wondering what's next? Misty is a welcome surprise. So different from his everyday mundane experiences..
Can two completely different people share a journey that could change both of their lives forever? Or will they end up destroying each other in the process?

Escape to The UnKnown

*About Author*

Lara Henley was born in the Midwest. She holds a degree in Fashion Marketing and loves all things creative. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her first love is writing and hopes to make it her full-time career. She first began her career as a writer with children's books and has since transitioned into writing young adult and adult romance. 


Cover Reveal: Brie Surrenders Her Heart by Red Phoenix

The last book in the After Graduation Series:

Book Description:

Brie’s submissive journey has been marked with self-discovery, humor, and sexual exploration. To her delight, Brie is about to enjoy the best scene ever with Master, carrying her to heights never imagined. Friendships deepen, a challenge is accepted, and her film career is launched. But life is a balance... judgment and vengeance are waiting in the wings to steal the one thing she desires above all.

This last of Brie’s After Graduation series sports the hottest sex and the deepest depths. There is no middle ground for Brie now. Brie's final installment comes to an epic close, enchanting all the senses. From birthday presents to mind-blowing sex, untold fun awaits our little submissive. Equally potent are the challenges Brie must face. Nothing of great worth comes without sacrifice. Join Brie in this spine-tingling conclusion to the After Graduation series.


Author Bio:

Erotica is a delicious fantasy created to entice both the mind and the body ~Red

Red Phoenix is an award winning indie author who started her writing career in December of 2011. She is best known for her novelette, Brie’s First Day of Submissive Training, which was published in March of 2012. The little book created quite stir when it was released. Since then, fans have been riding the Brie wave with the sociable author. In October 2012, Red published the wildly popular eBook serial into novel form, Brie Learns the Art of Submission. She is currently writing Brie’s continuing journey in the serial titled After Graduation, due out in novel form September 2013.

“I am a happily married woman who believes, based on personal experience, that love conquers all. It is a running theme in my writing.” Red is a mother of three and wife to one. When she is not writing, you can find her on Facebook or Twitter interacting with fans.

“One thing you will notice about my work, I'm all about variety. If a character beseeches me to write his or her story, I willingly give myself over no matter the genre or subject.”

* Red Phoenix has a total of fourteen titles available as eBooks(not including serials.)  Two of her novels are also available in paperback.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cover Reveal: Collide and Pulse by Gail McHugh

The beautiful new covers for beautiful books!! So excited to be able to share this with you all:)


Book Titles: Collide and Pulse
Author: Gail McHugh
Cover Designer: Mae I design and photography
Cover Designer Links:

Attracting, compelling, colliding, their chemistry--to say the least--was explosive. He felt it the first time he laid eyes on her…
On the heels of college graduation and the unexpected death of her mother, Emily Cooper moves to New York City to join her boyfriend for a fresh start. Dillon Parker has been sweet, thoughtful, and generous through Emily’s loss, and she can’t imagine her life without him--even as her inner voice tells her to go slow.
Then she meets Gavin Blake. A rich and notorious playboy, Gavin is dangerously sexy and charming as hell. Their first encounter is brief, but it’s enough to inflame Emily’s senses. When their paths cross again through an unexpected mutual acquaintance, she tries to deny the connection she feels, but Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome won’t let go so easily.
As she discovers Gavin’s pain-filled past and Dillon’s true nature begins to surface, Emily knows she must take action or risk destroying everyone—including herself. But how can she choose when she can’t trust her own heart?

“Do you know how scary it is to want something so bad you’re willing to change your whole life for it?”
Emily Cooper is ready to risk everything to be with the man who has consumed her thoughts and dreams since the fateful day they met. Unraveling fast, she can only cling to the hope that Gavin Blake still wants her.
Nursing his wounded heart, Gavin has cut himself off from society and retreated into a self-destructive, mind-numbing world. Emily isn’t used to being the strong one, but she’ll have to find the daring and confidence within to fight for their love and bring Gavin back from the edge—even if it means losing herself to their all-consuming, pulse-pounding passion.
A New York Times bestseller, Pulse is the unforgettable conclusion to the story of Emily and Gavin that began with Collide.

About the author:

I’ve always been a lover of writing, but mostly dabbled in creative poetry while raising my three beautiful children. I am grateful that my husband of fifteen years has supported me—albeit sometimes kicking and screaming—as I pursue this “hobby” of mine. Without his help, writing would be an impossible endeavor.
In late June 2012, I felt an urgent tug of my pen, and I began writing one of my first novels, Collide. Although I thought it might never see the light of day, it gave me the courage to plunge headfirst onto a path I had never considered before.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Review: Again by Brandy Jeffus

From recess buddies to high school sweethearts, Eli Stone and Bonnie Jinks were constants in each other’s lives. Although young, their relationship had withstood the test of many teenage tribulations. Marriage and a happy ever after were in their future plans. 

One alcohol fueled mistake rips them apart. Bonnie ends up on the road with her new boyfriend while Eli joins the military. It seems as if their lives would never intersect again. 

A near fatal accident brings them together and their chemistry is undeniable. But will the pain of the past keep them apart? Can they make their love work again?

My Review-

"You are my anchor Bonnie. Nothing can make me let you go."

Again is a story about love lost and found. It all started the night that Eli made a terrible mistake, resulting to him breaking up with Bonnie. Bonnie then starts dating a rock star and proceeds to going on your with him. 

Fast-forward six years. 
Bonnie find herself going back home when tragedy strikes. Her mother has been in a horrible car accident and who is helping out her mom? Eli, of course. 

I enjoyed Again because it was different. It was a light read but it was just what I needed. I love second chance love stories and this one was so sweet. It's told from Bonnie's pov and then has flashbacks in Eli's pov as well.

"I love you. I love you. You are my sun, and my moon and my stars."
Eli is wonderful. He isn't your typical bad boy. He is kind and worships the ground Bonnie walks on. 

"Every time we made love, it convinced me our bodies had been made specifically for each other."

Also that cover is absolutely gorgeous!!<3

If you're looking for a light read that's full of sweet and second chances,this is for you! 

3.75 stars 
*given to me by author for honest review

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review- Deceiving Destiny by Nadège Richards

When your destiny lies in the hands of your enemy, there’s only one thing you won’t do to save the ones you love...

Now free from the walls that confine New Haven, the place she had once believed to be her home, Echo must find a way to put an end to a war only she has the power to stop. She has yet to discover her true abilities as a hybrid leader, but what happens when the dreams that plague her become something more? Someone more? In the midst of exploring her love for Ayden and venturing through forbidden lands for a key that will explain everything, Echo finds Kahl—the boy that haunts her in her sleep, yet has the hidden answers she seeks. And Echo will do just about anything to get them.

In the second installment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, relationships are put to the test, dreams become desires, and ultimately one girl will discover her purpose in a promised legend written in stone.

My Review:
"Our war for freedom was just beginning."

Oh how I love Ayden and Echo!!

"Our time together is limitless."

Deceiving Destiny starts off where Burning Bridges ends. Our lovely couple has fled New Haven and started a rebellion against the King and Noah. 

I definitely loved this story more than the first for various reasons. I liked getting to know Ayden and Echo more as individuals as well as a couple. I felt in the first book there was no build up and they just fell in love. But now I can totally see why their love is so genuine. They truly are soul mates. 

There was a bunch of action and adventure. Echo is so bada** and can hold her own as a woman. Not that we didn't see that fiery attitude in the first book. The thing I love most about her is that she is selfless and kind. Love her! 

"You take two, I take three?" Ayden whispered to me, his back against my own.
I scoffed. "I'm offended. Think I can't handle three?"
"Must we argue about this right now?"

As always, Ayden is amazing and the perfect boyfriend. 
"Never let me go", Echo whispered into my neck,twining her fingers in the hair at my nape.
"I don't plan to, princess. Not for a very long time."

Um, swoon! 

This is a great set of books, if you haven't read the first one, go get it:)
Because you are so missing out! 

*copy provided by author for honest review

Review&Giveaway: Very Bad Things by @ilsamaddenmills

Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect…

Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her.

When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about...until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference.

As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.

My Review-
Wowza! What a roller coaster of emotions and sexual tension. Such a fun book that I had the privilege to read.

Very Bad Things leads off with our girl Nora. Raised by two powerful and influential people, Nora has some big shoes to fill. She's the model student at her school,  Briarcrest Academy, in Highland Park, Texas; a suburb of Dallas. It's senior registration and Nora is expected to give a speech, you know, since she's such a model student and huge asset to the school. As soon as she gets to the podium to give her speech, she freezes up. Not too long after she tells everyone to "F" off. Welcome to Nora's life ladies and gents!

When that's taking place, we get into Leo's head. Yes, this is a dual POV from both Nora and Leo. His first reaction to little miss I want to be bad is surprise. Surprise that a girl who looks so prim and proper could even have the audacity to tell off the rich people in her community. Let alone her school. But the two share a beautiful moment, which leaves Leo confused. See, Leo doesn't do relationships and he sure as hell doesn't do jail bait! So if that's the case, why can't he get Nora out of his head?

I love, love, love it! Sexual angst and tension with two main characters who have sizzling hot chemistry...hell yes, sign me up.

And let me tell you, it's like that throughout the whole entire book! First Leo would want her, then the next moment he is pushing her away. Uh hello, could you say emotional whiplash?

This is the type of female character we as women should look up to. Nora is confident and goes after what she wants. She's might be a flawed character but it makes her so much more real that you can't help but relate. So kind and funny and just an all around wonderful girl. I laughed and cried with her for being so strong when the world gave her no reason to be. If ever I could make up the perfect best friend, I would choose all the qualities in Nora. Her being bad just makes her SOO much more likable.

I am serious, I drooled like a baby since the moment he came into the picture. Leo is as sexy as they come. If you've read Thoughtless and you loved Kellan. Well lets just say, Leo is right up there with Kellan. In my opinion anyway. There is more to Leo besides just being sexy. Him and his little brother Sebastian, lost their parents at a young age. Which put Leo as the guardian of his little brother. Losing his parents crushed him, hence the reason he doesn't believe in love.

Things I hated--
The bitch. Oops I mean mother...

Things I loved--
Sebastian-oh I love him. Probably more than Leo, and you know how much I reallllllly liked him.
Mila-best friend of Nora.

Very Bad Things is such a beautiful and heartbreaking book. Its one that you will want to read again and again.

Will Leo finally learn to love? Do you think age matters? Will Nora finally find inner peace?

Well looks like you'll have to see for yourself to find out just how sexy and fun this really is<3

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Review: After Tuesday by Renee Ericson

Family really is a pain…especially when your father is an addict.

For the last two years, high school senior Ruby has been her own rock and solace. She has learned to depend only on herself and hides her family's issues by keeping herself somewhat unnoticeable. Despite her isolation, Ruby has intrigued the affections of someone unexpected. Finding herself loving life once again as his persistence sparks a romance awakening a well-protected heart. 

While Ruby’s relationship with her father is constantly teetering, her new-found affection continues to blossom into something more than she ever thought possible. Soon, Ruby comes to realize that opening up your heart means being susceptible to love and disappointment.

YA-M: This book contains mature content including profanity, drug/alcohol use, and sexual situations/language.

My Review:
"I realize that I need the light of others to find my way out of the dark.

After Tuesday is a sweet contemporary romance in the YA genre. It may be sweet but it also has some dark issues it deals with. Which is being an addict. The light read mixed with dark, balanced out the book perfectly. 

I thought love meant fighting for someone, no matter what.
When will someone fight for me?
Ruby has had to grow up fast due to her father being an alcoholic. During the summer she is a camp counselor; it's there she becomes good friends with a girl name Lexi. 

Ruby then catches the eye of Brent Cromell. Mr. Rich, Good Looking and Popular. He really surprised me. He's the sweetest most caring boyfriend. 
Ruby-"Don't let me go."

Their love was so genuine and pure that it had me grinning like a fool. Seriously it was, it reminded me of when I was 17 and in love. 
"I might be falling for him too fast, but that's out of my control."

There is a pivotal part in the book that really tests both Ruby and Brent. And even though it took them awhile, they both were able to make it work. 
"I know you're used to doing everything by yourself,but you don't have to." Brent

The only thing that bothered me was in the beginning. Ruby's monologue was awkward for me to read. 
"My petite nose crinkles in disgust while my soft pink lips do some sort of Elvis-like snarl."
That's just awkward, I don't ever described self like that. There were times when that's all it was, was just her inner thoughts. It had me stopping because nothing was happening. 

But it got so much better. Once she becomes part of a group and has friends, there's not too much room for the inner thinking. 

I'm looking forward to the second book. I fell in love with Ruby's strength. What she's had to deal with, isn't what kids her age should have to be dealing with. On second thought no one should have to deal with it. 
"It's time to put on my big-girl panties and carry on."
Too right she is!

"Sometimes," I muse with my eyes closed, "I wonder how I got lucky enough to have you in my life."
"It's because you let me me find you."

3.5 stars
**given to be by author for an honest review"

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cover Reveal: Used by Kate Lynne


Used” coming October 2013…




* Warning * 18 years and up for adult situations, language, sexual content, and violence. 

The name's V. I'm beautiful in every sense of the word physically. But on the inside, I'm a black pit. 

If you're expecting a happily ever after, a white picket fence and 2.5 kids; then this isn't the story for you.

There aren't any happily ever afters in the works for me or those whose lives I poison.

I hold the key to my pleasure and I'll be damned if I ever give it up again.

God forsake those that stand in my way of ultimate gratification.


You may regret me, but you'll never forget me.

Use or Be Used, there are no other options.


* This story contains dirty words, dirty sex and an even dirtier twist. *





23 Years Young.

Manager for an assisted living program working with mentally challenged adults.

Currently pursuing my degree in Music Therapy.

Loves Music, writing and reading.

Has a cockapoo dog named Jezebella that is closest thing I have to a child. She's a handful, but I love her.

Currently resides in Michigan, USA.

Addicted to Lip Gloss, Oreos and Sleep.








Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Review: The Wild Wood by Julie Anne Nelson

 In the town of Dunlowe, being different can be deadly. No one knows this better than the seven girls born on the exact same day, at the exact same time. From birth, they've been feared, judged, and controlled. And yet, still loved by their families. Still hoping for a future. Still believing that acceptance would one day come. As their seventeenth birthday approaches, events occur that leave Cecily Daye and the other girls grasping with the possibility that their oppressors might have been right about them all along. Maybe they are as evil as the town has believed. But without an answer, they must make a choice when the town turns on them: to die or to run to the one place no person would follow—they must enter The Wild Wood.

I believe the blurb speaks for itself. The Wild Wood was a complex and beautiful story. I am surprised that the book isn't more popular. It has a great storyline with amazing characters.
Our main character, Cecily Daye, has been the most feared since the day her and the other girls were born. Even though they have never hurt anyone or given any reason for the town to believe they are evil.
The girls seventeenth birthday is approaching and as rumor has it, that's when Cecily and the girls will come into power.
The day of her birthday something horrific happens and Cecily finds herself in a predicament far worse than we can possibly imagine. I think I shed some tears at this point and I found myself getting very angry.
The way the town treats Cecily, Stephanie, Abigail, Amanda,Millie, Charity, and Morgan is disgusting. I almost threw my book several times because I didn't see the evil in these girls! Pastor Rowe, the brains behind operation "lets hate on seven innocent girls," was such a hypocrite. He was cruel and reveled in making the girls lives miserable. Well at least Cecilys life and one certain scene in particular.
I loved Cecily and the girls. Morgan was smart and had a calming way about her that made you feel safe. I definitely liked her the best. Cecily is strong and independent, some of the qualities of a great leader. I also liked Stephanie. She was vain and didn't hold back when it came to speaking her mind.

Since this is a spoil free review I won't tell you anything that will give more of the story away. Just look forward to the last half of the book. That is where things get very interesting! You'll meet all kinds of different characters that are quirky and fun in their own way.

You're probably wondering about the romance, am I right? Well, there is just enough to keep you satisfied but the book isn't romantic or about falling in love. It's so much more. That's what surprised me the most when i started reading. I love romance, I mean who doesn't? But sometimes I like reading different types of books that have the ability to surprise me without it being all about romance.

The Wild Woods is about destiny and fulfilling that destiny. Learning to love who you are and accepting the parts of yourself that you may not like. It's also about sacrifice and what you are willing to do for the greater good for the ones you love. At least that's what I took from the book. It's powerful and it deeply moved me.

Thought provoking and riveting, I just couldn't put The Wild Woods Down. If you love strong female leads, fantasy, and some romance, then this book is definitely for you. 

Thank you to Julie for having me review   
Also a thank you goes to Tiffany!

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: Burning Bridges by @nadegerichards

Do or Die...

In a world that has been divided amongst the Hunter race and the Warrior, prisoners who have fallen prey to King Cyrus' decrees are forced into the arena to fight until death. Winner is granted mercy and privilege to see another sunrise. Death unto the weak. In an attempt to get back at everyone who has ever shut her out, seventeen year-old Princess Echo becomes another victim, dragging Ayden, her forbidden love, along in a race to freedom, to find out who she really is, and to put a world that has been swallowed by lies back together again.

In the first installment of The Bleeding Heart Trilogy, life becomes a dangerous game of kill or be killed, love or let go. When death threatens the forbidden love of an unlikely couple and they are forced to do the unthinkable, to what extent will they go to be together?

My Review:

3.5 Stars

"This is love. This is your life, Echo. Own it. Start over. Fight."

Echo is born into privilege and is the country's future queen. She is sarcastic and funny and wants to be a warrior but her place in the kingdom is strictly queen. All she wishes to be is free. 

Ayden is from the other side of the tracks. He is poor and works multiple jobs just to make ends meet for his family. Life has always been hard on him and to make matters worse, his mother is ill and his father is a drunk. 

"There is only so much time I have on this world; I do not want to spend it alone if I can spend it happily with you."

This is a story about forbidden love; very much like Romeo and Juliet. Destined to be together but both from different worlds. 

I thought the story started off very strong. I loved how it opened up to us as an audience. It had me intrigued and quite excited. I adore forbidden romances, they're deliciously fun! 

For awhile the story dragged and I felt as if nothing was happening. Or some things would happen so fast that it felt unrealistic.

The romance between Ayden and Echo for instance. I am all for insta-love. But I felt that in Burning Bridges, the main characters didn't have the time to fall in love the way they did. It didn't feel genuine. Which is weird because in chapter one, the opening scene, their love was what hooked me. I guess I would have liked to have more of a build up to the relationship. More forbidden. But everyone knew about them. 

Aside from that, I did very much enjoy the book. Echo is a strong willed and "doesn't take no crap from nobody" kind of girl. At times she could be very whiny and annoying. But I think it's just her being an immature teenager. 

"If I could, I would knock down every border that dared stand in my way of getting to you everyday."

I think Ayden is positively dreamy. His loyalty and love for his family is what makes him such a great guy. And his eyes. His eyes which are violet! Ah I love it! 

Burning Bridges is an action packed book filled with forbidden romance, betrayal, and some twists that will drop your jaw. 

I can't wait to read the next one and to see what kind of journey is in store for Ayden and Echo. 

*revew copy given to me by author for honest review*

Friday, September 6, 2013

Review: Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters


A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility. 

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror. 

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

My Review-
Kidnapped. Stolen. Taken. Sold. Look at it however which way you want, but the cold hard truth is that Tess has been trafficked. And sold to the highest bidder. Say what?

Tears of Tess caught my eye from a friend on goodreads recommending it to me. Of course I was intrigued. I just had to have the book. 

What I read was so much better than what I thought i was going to get. It's true erotica with some BDSM, which I tend to shy away from. (Fifty shades of grey doesn't count.) Anyways, there were some parts in the book where I had to stop reading and put it down. Like I said before, I am more of a romance chick with some sex thrown in the story. So BDSM and slaves, is well on past my comfort zone. 

I couldn't stop reading. It was so intense...
It was dark. And it had such a sensual feel to it that it made you think as if you were just as messed up in the head like the characters in the book were. 

I loved this. 

It's like a f*cked up version of Beauty and the Beast. Except instead of Belle wishing there was more to life(like in her books), it has to do with a girl's dark desire to be a submissive. Both are clearly unhappy with their lives. Then they are both held captive in a mansion by a monster but fall in love with said monster. Monsters have secrets with secret desires. But where as Beauty and the Beast is a love story taught as a lesson in life; loving someone for who they are on the inside. Tears of Tess is about breaking free from the cage. The cage of someone you pretend to be, when what you really feel deep down inside  makes you a completely different person. A true person to one's identity. A dark person. Someone who has desires beyond "normal". 

You shy away from that desire and you're ashamed. But find someone whose mind may be just as f*cked up as yours. 

"I'm no one's possession. I belong to me, and for the first time, I know how powerful that is." -Tess

Tess is a fighter. She has fire in her eyes and doesn't back down to anyone. It's her saving grace and her downfall. It's her blessing and her curse. 

Q is a f*cked up man. I don't know how else to put it. Underneath the monster though is a kind and gentle man. We sometimes get to see that side of him. But mostly he's battling demons that we as readers don't even begin to understand. 

Ooh I can't begin to tell you how much this book has made me feel. So I'll save you the trouble of reading my words and give you some advice. Go buy the book! You won't regret it. 

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