Friday, 18 May 2018

NEW RELEASE ------------------------ FINDING LIFE by Tiffani Lynn



 Finding Life – Colorado Veterans Book 4 





~She's not your average blonde bombshell.
He's not an ordinary Army veteran.

Feisty Colby Averette is every man's dream. Adding successful monster truck driving auto mechanic into the mix makes her irresistible. But she's never been lucky in love--and that's fine with her as she focuses on her family and career.



Until she encounters him.

Former combat medic Victor Martinez has been to hell and back--in Afghanistan and in his personal life. Now, a widower and a partner in a law firm, his friends fill his free time, but he wants more. And when he meets Colby, everything changes. Torn between the pain of his past and the hope for a future, can Victor find a life he thought was gone long ago?





Tuesday, 15 May 2018

BOOK REVIEW ~~~~~BREATHE by Carly Phillips


Breathe by Carly Phillips



My Review

A warm, gentle and well written second-chance romance



I first met Phoebe in the first Rosewood Bay book, Fearless , and was intrigued enough to want to read her story. This can very much be read as a stand alone, any information needed to enjoy the story is included in this book. I've read a few books now by Carly Phillips so I know that, even if it isn't a 5 star read, it will still be a book that I will enjoy and want to finish.

This is a wonderful second-chance romance about Phoebe and Jake, who fell in love as teenagers in care, only to be ripped apart. Soon after Phoebe was rescued by and offered a home with her aunt. She left care with more than battered emotions, she left it pregnant with her son. Many years later Jack and Phoebe meet again and discover their emotions are just as strong as they ever were. Can they overcome their time spent apart, the hurdles life throws at them and their own fears and hang-ups, and find their HEA?

Jake and Phoebe are both very pleasant and likeable characters, with a strong connection and intense chemistry. Since this is second-chance I didn't mind how rapidly they connected and fell in love. The plot moves with good pace and had some nice little twists in it. The story is fairly low on angst and drama, resulting in a pleasant and relaxing read.

If you're a fan of Ms Phillips, or looking for a well written, stress-free contemporary romance then I'm sure you would enjoy this. It does have a some quite steamy scenes, though not to many to distract from the plot.







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From troubled teen to successful general contractor, Jake Nichols turned his life around from his time in foster care. Divorced and single, he juggles his time between his daughter and his work. Next on his agenda, a new project that is his chance to prove his worth at the job he loves. Except he never anticipates that the only girl he's ever loved and lost as a teen is now a grown and beautiful woman in charge of the project.
 
Phoebe Ward has survived and conquered a painful past that includes foster care and becoming a teenaged mom. She wants nothing more than to focus on the present but it’s hard when she looks into the eyes of her son, knowing she’s tried and failed to find his father. She’s resigned herself to raising him alone with the help of her family… Until a client meeting brings her face to face with her first love. A boy… now a sexy man she thought she’d never see again … and the father of her child.
 
So many years have gone by and both of their lives have changed drastically. Will they be able to put the past behind them and find the second chance they both deserve?
 
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Friday, 11 May 2018

**** BOOK REVIEW **** LIMERENCE by Jackie Wang

LIMERENCE by Jackie Wang






My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I couldn't put this down, even when it had me ugly crying 


I can't remember how I first discovered this author, but I've read and enjoyed quite a few of her books. I really wasn't sure how I'd feel about this, I'm not usually the biggest fan of the New Adult genre, but decided to give it a go. Whilst I really enjoyed her Northbridge series, this has become my favourite Jackie Wang book. This is the first part of a trilogy and does end on a cliffhanger. There isn't any cheating in this book, nor would I describe it as a love triangle.


Tox (Knox) and Vic have been best friends since they were little, growing up more like brothers. In their senior year of high school they allow the awkward new girl in school, Cay, to join their little group. The book starts with them preparing to move on from high school, Tox is staying in Seattle, whilst Cay and Vic are heading to Harvard. Tox has harboured a secret crush on Cay and when he discovers Vic and Cay are going to be roommates he expects the worse....and isn't wrong. However it doesn't take much to turn a perfect situation into a nightmare.


It's very difficult to review the plot of this without giving away spoilers, so I'm going to keep my opinions very generalised. The first 60% of the story is from Tox's point of view and my word, keep a box of tissues handy. Tox broke my heart again and again, his emotions were so visceral yet he never felt weak or pathetic. Even when things were going well there was almost a sense of foreboding. I liked how the characters (aged 18 - 21) did feel a little immature and naive at times, yet never childish or annoying. I really liked them, even when I didn't like their actions....you'll understand what I mean when you read this.


At 60% we switch to Cay's POV and the story briefly backtracks over some events, giving us another perspective and filling in 'missing detail' from events that didn't involve Tox. I really liked Cay and although she seemed to lose herself in her final year of college I guess it wasn't too surprising given all that she was going through. If I have any criticism it would be that I would have liked more reason/evidence/scenes of how things were going wrong for them. It felt a little as though we went from sublimely happy to massively dissatisfied fairly rapidly, and whilst I could infer why, I personally wanted just a little more.


I read this in one evening, I simply didn't want to put it down. Whilst this isn't 'sweet' or 'clean', the love scenes are fairly minimal and fitted the story well. There is bad language but not excessively so, and again more in fitting with the ages of the characters and real life. If you are looking for a well written book that has great characters and all the feels I really do recommend this.






A riveting new adult trilogy about love, loss and chaos by bestselling author Jackie Wang.
KNOX
One smile was all it took to ignite my obsession.
I fell in love with Caylen Mollett long before she became my best friend.
And I continued to love her, even when she belonged to someone else.
I promised I’d always be there for her…and I’d keep my promise, even if it meant sacrificing everything.
CAYLEN
I fell in love with a volatile god. One of the wealthiest men in the world, and my best friend—Victory Wilton.
I loved him long before he inherited a billion dollars.
And I continued to love him, even when he tried to break us.
I made a vow, for better or for worse…and I’d keep my promise, even if it meant sacrificing everything.
VICTORY
I fell in love with my smart and sexy roommate. My best friend. The only one who saw past my wealth, good looks and playboy persona.
Caylen Mollett saw me for who I truly was: a sad young man with a broken family and a lonely childhood, and loved me despite my flaws.
She loved me long before I spiralled out of control.
And she stayed with me, despite my anger and cruelty.
I didn’t deserve her kindness, but I made a vow to never hurt her again, and I’d keep my promise, even if it meant sacrificing everything.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

BOOK REVIEW ~~~ ALPHA'S WAR by Renee Rose and Lee Savino

Alpha's War by Renee Rose & Lee Savino




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My Review - I really liked this book

Wowsers this is one hot and steamy romance, with a decent story to boot

I've read a few of the Bad Boy Alpha books, which this links into though it can be read as a stand alone. I have enjoyed the books I have read so far, and wanted to continue with the story arch that runs in the background. One of the good things about the series is how different each story is. So whilst I knew to expect a well written story, I didn't know if it would be quite serious, light-hearted, full of angst or suspense.

The story involves one very messed up shifter, raised in a non-shifter environment so never knew his true roots, and a woman who will fight to protect her secret. Thrown into the mix are some shady bad guys who Nash and Denali have escaped from once, a secret agent with his own agenda and some scorching hot chemistry.



I really enjoyed Nash and Denali's story with it's angst, personal growth, suspense, banter, crazy supporting characters and smoking hot chemistry. Boy was this book steamy, yet unlike some books I didn't find the scenes excessive or too much. They helped build the intensity of the book and really showed the connection between Denali and Nash.

Nash's struggles were so well portrayed and my heart broke for him. I absolutely bought into the connection between him and Denali, I loved their dirty talk and Nash was so swoon-worthy in his adoration of her. Denali is an amazingly woman, retaining her strength and sense of self even as she submitted to her alpha mate. It was brilliant to see Declan, Laurie and Parker, those three make me laugh so much and I hope we see more of them in future books. Charlie was an intriguing addition, I can't wait to read his story.

There is a lot of sex in the book, as well as bad language and very dirty talk. If those things are likely to offend then this book is best avoided. However if you love a well written book with a dirty talking alpha, a woman who can stand up to him and a good plot then this is for you.



Synopsis


I'm coming for you, Denali...


Nash
I’ve survived suicide missions in war zones. Shifter prison labs. The worst torture imaginable. Nothing knocked me off my feet... until the beautiful lioness they threw in my cage. We shared one night before our captors ripped us apart.
Now I’m free, and my lion is going insane. He’ll destroy me from the inside out if I don’t find my mate.
I don’t know who she is. I don’t know where she lives. All I have is a video of her. But I’ll die if I don’t find her, and make her mine.
I’m coming for you, Denali.



Denali
They took me from my home, they killed my pride, they locked me up and forced me to breed. They took everything from me and still I survived.
But one night with a lion shifter destroyed me. Nash took the one thing my captors couldn’t touch—my heart.
Somehow I escaped, and live in fear that they will come for me. It’s killing my lioness, but I’ve got to hide--even from Nash. I’ve got to protect the one thing I have left to lose: our cub.




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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

***********BOOK REVIEW************ FIDELITY WORLD: INVICTUS by Kylie Hillman

The Fidelity World: Invictus (Kindle Worlds Novella)

by Kylie Hillman







My Review - 5 stars


A captivating teaser prequel that left me begging for more

This is something a little different from Kylie Hillman, though it will be linking to the Centrifuge Duet, so it automatically became a 'must read' for me. I wasn't sure what to expect, normally the author writes books with quite a psychological element but I knew this book wasn't typical for her. What I found was that this had much more of a traditional contemporary feel, with finely crafted characters and the basis of one amazing plot.

Felix is a very reluctant king-in-waiting who jumps at the chance for a year off to discover himself. Once on the other side of the world he meets Ida, a girl with her own issues and secrets. Their connection is instantaneous but will it survive the truth?

Normally I'm not the biggest fan of novella's, but because this is a 'prequel' it worked. It allowed time for both world building and great character development. Whilst the ending isn't a dramatic cliffhanger, it does leave the story 'hanging'. I really liked Felix, he was both entitled and arrogant at times but then, as a crown prince, he would and should be both these things. His interactions with both Marco and Serge showed the man inside he could be and I'm looking forward to seeing him emerge.

Ida was fabulous, her decision to join Infidelity felt a little off, but given the circumstances I could understand her having been swept along with it all. Even in what was a fairly short read I was really drawn in by both characters and felt their emotion. My only complaint is that I will have to wait a short while to read the rest of their story.

Ida and Felix share an insane chemistry and we do get one steamy scene, it felt a little brief but I felt that was due to word count constraints rather than poor writing. In fact the writing is anything but poor, I flew through this book and wasn't distracted once. (Well apart from my kids having an argument but I left the room so I could focus on this book. Don't worry my hubs was there too!)

I would recommend this book to fans of Kylie, as well as those who are new to her work. I haven't read any other books from the Fidelity World but I can tell you that this one is excellent, although it will leave you begging for more.




Synopsis

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

Having your entire life mapped out for you from birth has its perks, but it also comes with serious drawbacks.
For Ida Montoya, escaping her predetermined destiny means leaving behind everything she’s ever known and making her own way in the world. No more easy money. No motherly hugs to soothe her hurt. No soft place to fall when she messes it all up.
Felix Von Sonderberg—Crown Prince of a country he wishes he could change, son to a father he despises, future husband to a woman he’s never met—yearns to experience life out from under the shadow of his family name. For him, the offer of one year to do as he pleases, in a country where nobody knows him, seems like the perfect salve to his scarred soul.
Employing the services of a beautiful young woman to pander to his every whim during his year of freedom should be the perfect plan. All the fun with no strings to cut when the time comes to leave.
What could possibly go wrong?
Only everything. Ida might become the one thing he’s not willing to give up in order to have the heavy crown that has belonged to him since birth finally placed upon his head.



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Saturday, 5 May 2018

COVER REVEAL ~~~~~ ASCENDERS 11:11 by CL Gaber

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FINALLY Ascenders 11:11 from Bestselling Author C. L. Gaber’s Volume four in the fascinating Ascenders Saga COVER REVEAL is HERE !!!


Title : Ascenders 11:11 (Ascenders Saga, Volume Four)
Author: C. L. Gaber

Release Date: November 11, 2018 (11:11)

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Blurb

In the Midst—a place for those who departed young—there is a fate worse than death. It’s the passing of love. Tat-covered Daniel Reid’s memory has been erased by his sadistic father who has also jettisoned his other children to places unknown.

Walker Callaghan must now face her destiny alone.

Alliances shift in the fourth book of the Ascenders Saga when Walker is accused of murder, lies, and crimes against existence. Only twice a day at 11:11—a time when all things converge—is everything and everyone clear.

Forced to run to the other side of The Other Side, Walker meets up with Daniel only to discover that the afterlife world they previously experienced was only the beginning of The Vastness.
In a new realm of illusion and deception, there are no rules except one: Rock bottom builds heroes.



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

64333_151522624885054_4923413_n C.L. Gaber is the author of the ASCENDERS Saga including ASCENDERS: High School of the Recently Departed" (Volume One) , ASCENDERS: SKYPUNCH (Volume Two) ASCENDERS: OMORROW (Volume Three) and the upcoming ASCENDERS: 11:11
C.L. is also the co-author of JEX MALONE. She is an entertainment journalist who interviews Hollywood's A-listers for the New York Times wire and several other publications. Daniel Day-Lewis and Bruce Springsteen are two of her favorites! C.L. lives in Nevada with her husband Ron, daughter Sabrina and two unruly dogs.



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Friday, 4 May 2018

### RELEASE BLITZ AND REVIEW ~~~~ MAYBE DON'T WANNA by Lani Lynn Vale ###

Maybe Don't Wanna by Lani Lynn Vale

Series: The Simple Man Series #2

Genre: Romance Suspense



Two broken souls adrift in life 


This is more of a contemporary romance, there really wasn't much of suspense element to it at all.  It's the second in the Simple Man series though many of these characters have appeared in other books.  Now I get that we like to revisit familiar characters but it sometimes seems that ALL of the authors books interconnect in some way AND THERE ARE DOZENS OF THEM.  I have neither the time nor money to read her entire back catalogue, and it does feel like a bit of a con when books can't be truly read as a stand alone.  However, fair dues, Maybe Don't Wanna did work as a stand alone book.


I read the Hail Raisers series and generally enjoyed them, so I thought I'd give this a go, even though Kinda Don't Care (Simple Man, #1) was a DNF for me.  I really wasn't sure what to expect with this, whether I would like or loathe it, thankfully I really enjoyed it.


To be quite frank there isn't a lot of plot to this story, it's pretty much two people who have lost all (most) of their family and feel pretty adrift in life.  Parker (despite being mid 40's) still has some hangups over his behaviour as a teenager.  There is a tiny bit of a story involving a serial killer, but not much.  Yet despite this being more of a series of smoothly linked vignettes, showing Parker and Kayla building their relationship and learning to trust in love, I still found it a really good read.


I loved both Parker and Kayla, they had a wonderful connection and were both very special characters.  I believed in them, they made me laugh and they also made me cry.  Kayla's personality engaged me immediately and I loved her banter with Janie.  Parker is incredibly loyal, caring and protective. It broke my heart how he still hated himself for impossible choices he had to make as barely more than a child. 


I read this story in virtually one sitting, reading far past my bedtime and ensuring a very tired start to a Monday morning. However I quite simply did not want to put it down until I'd finished. I almost struggle to justify why it was amazing, in fact the plot was almost random happenings weakly thrown together. What worked so well for me was the depth of feeling this book conveyed. I felt Kayla and Parker's emotions, I was just told they were happy/sad/horny etc. 

The plot line involving Kayla's search for the job that fulfilled and inspired her was left hanging, which seemed a little odd. Perhaps this will be addressed in a future book.

There are steamy love scenes in this, though they complement the story and feel a natural part of it.  There is a large age gap between the H and h and it also contains a fair amount of profanity, so if either of those issues for you then perhaps it would be better to avoid this.  If you're ok with a more adult romance then this is one I'm more than happy to recommend.













Peter Parker Penn.
Unlike the superhero his mother named him after, Parker is no good guy.
In fact, if there’s a picture in the dictionary under anti-hero, it’s his.
Parker’s spent his life trying to get back on the right side of the tracks, but each step he takes forward, he takes two more steps back.
To save one, he hurts others. To make this good, he turns that bad.
For appearances’ sake, he plays the part. He does what people expect him to do—mostly. And at the end of each day, he goes back to his lonely apartment and wishes he was a different person. One who could fix the things he’s broken.
Then Kayla Nash forces her way into his life, and the world as he knows it is irrevocably changed.
Everything he thinks he has right is wrong. And everything he thinks is wrong is oh, so right.
One thing leads to another, and suddenly he’s growing a conscience, and trying to prove to her that he’s as bad as everybody says he is.
Yet she won’t listen.
She’s convinced that she can save him.
Little does she know, Parker isn’t worth saving, and never will be.
















 










I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 9, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.










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