Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Passion in the Pages: BOOK REVIEW: Shades of Surrender: Fifty by Fifty #...: Review by: R.E. Hargrave Box set average: 4 stars (The ARC I received only had 11 stories, Corrupt Practices and Don't Fall were not...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Title: The Only Exception: Broken
Author: A.L. Davis
Release Date: Dec 13, 2014
“Everyone I’ve ever loved has been taken from me and I can’t take the heartache anymore. It’s time to build that wall around my heart and let no one in, no exceptions.”
Ellie never did know her mother; before she turned twenty she lost her father in the line of duty; a freak accident stole her fiancé from her before they had a chance to start their life together. She wants answers, but now that she’s living in a new town and trying to start over, she’s finding that it’s not that easy. Maybe new surroundings are what she needs to make it easier to move on and forget all about her old life. It could have been…until he showed up.
“Having the sort of job that is as dangerous as what I do doesn’t allow for a personal life, no exceptions.”
Jack and his team of military misfits have seen their fair share of war zones and violent criminals. Skilled in precision rescue operations, they’ve traveled into some of the most terrifying countries and stood up to intimidating adversaries, but when a mentor of Jack’s calls them in for a favor that he is unable to turn down, he finds himself up against his most challenging fear of all…his heart. There is a fine line between getting close enough to do your job and getting so close that you get attached. That line used to be obvious, but now that he’s met her, things have blurred and priorities have shifted. Can he keep his feelings in check and still protect Ellie from an adversary more dangerous and twisted than she could ever imagine?
“And this…” I tossed the manila envelope back to the desk, “…is not a job. It’s a death sentence. My death sentence. I’m walking in blind. I mean, how do I know she’s not running from the law?”
Lou shook his head, his mouth contorting into a tight frown, and answered matter-of-factly, “She’s not. And why would that stop you?”
“How do I know for sure? How do you know for sure?” I challenged, making him smile.
Somehow, that irritated me even more. He was hiding something.
“Because I know,” he answered, lips pursed, eyes narrowing at me. He didn’t look away and neither did I. I wanted to know what he was thinking. What was he hiding? Unfortunately, he was going to make it difficult to find out.
I sighed, knowing that was the only answer I was going to get. “Is she hiding from her husband or boyfriend or something?”
“Most definitely not,” he answered with a heavy sigh, sadness flicking across his face.
This piqued my interest. And why was a small part of me so damn happy with that answer?
“Did she kill someone?” I figured I already knew the answer to this one, but I had to ask.
He chuckled. “Absolutely not.”
“What if she’s got the mob after her? Did she piss off a terrorist group?”
“So what if they are? So what if she did? You’ve been wrapped up in worse and handled it,” he answered quickly. “Stop with the stalling already, Jack. I need to know. Are. You. In.”
“Lou, I don’t help people against their will because if they won’t listen and do what I tell them to do, bad things happen. She doesn’t want me anywhere near her. She won’t even look at me, let alone talk to me. Ellie dodges me all day long. I tried to just talk to her like you asked me, but she avoids me like the plague and scurries off in the other direction. She looks at me like…like…”
“Like the frightened child she is,” Lou interrupted sighing.
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A.L. Davis lives in Southern California with her husband, two kids, and one fur baby. A.L. has had a passion for writing since high school where any free time was spent thinking up new stories. Shortly after graduating high school writing took a back seat to start a family. Now that the kids are older, writing has become her hobby once again.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
For Authentication Purposes
by Amber L. Johnson
Release Date: March 5th , 2015
Published by The Writers Coffee Shop
Genre: New Adult Romance / Contemporary Romance / Romance Erotica / Humor
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-387-4
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-387-4
Dawn Sims has made a name for herself writing romantic fiction online. When she's pushed to try her hand at publishing, she thinks she has everything figured out. The only problem? She's never been in a relationship, especially one that has led her to finding The Big O. So much for writing what you know. Warner Green has had Dawn in his sights since she walked into his class in seventh grade. She broke his teenage heart not once, but twice, so seeing her in his night class at the local community college was an unexpected surprise. Accidentally reading her bad erotica on her laptop was a blessing from the Smut Gods themselves. It's clear she has no idea what she's writing about, but Warner does. In fact, he knows so much that he's willing to offer her his services. The deal is simple: teach the good girl from high school everything she needs to know to write from experience. If he gets to live out a fantasy or two that he's been harboring for almost a decade, then there's no harm in that either. The lessons turn more heated, and Dawn begins to question where Warner has learned his skills, but he's not ready to talk, until his past comes back to haunt him at the worst possible time. It shouldn't matter when it's for authentication purposes only.
“Come on. Say it. I know where you’re going.”
Shifting a little to look at him, I resisted the urge to kick him in the nuts and lick his neck at the same time. I mean he looked pretty hot sitting in my chair eating that muffin. Stupid handsome face and fornication hair paired with what I assumed were dirty jeans and a plaid flannel.
“Fine. I’m going to buy a vibrator with the money you gave me. Happy?” His smile was in full force now. “Hell yeah, I’m happy. Ecstatic, even.” He chewed around the pastry in his mouth and laughed. “I’ll come with you to make sure you get the right one.” “Oh, hell no. Being with you in a porn shop is on my list of Things to Never Do before I Die.”
With each book of Ms. Johnson’s that I've read, I've only become a bigger fan of hers. Saying that, this book wasn't my favorite and up until the end, I thought I was only going to give it a four, maybe a four and a half. It just didn't have ‘the feels’ that ensnared me the way Eight Days a Week and Maybe did . . . until the end. Given what the main story line of this book is, she couldn't have ended it more perfectly.
Once I closed my Nook, I sat back to try and gather my initial thoughts so I could write this review, and something dawned on me. While the idea behind the story wasn't Nobel Peace Prize worthy, it was still well-written, it made me laugh and squirm, it drew the ‘awws’ from me at the cheesy-sweet moments, and was completely different from Johnson’s other works. For that, I bumped my judgement up to five stars. Johnson doesn't rehash the same romantic HEA with different names and settings. No, each of her stories is unique, thus showcasing her talent.
Warner Green comes across as your smooth-talking, know-it-all dreamboat. However, as For Authentication Purposes unfolds, we find a man with a sweet center who is more unsure of himself than you ever would've guessed. Dawn Sims is your classic awkward girl who finds confidence hiding behind a pen name and sharing her ‘naughty writing’ online in free forums. When Warner stumbles across some of her writing, the teasing flares to Defcon levels. Unexpected by either of them, so do the sparks.
Somehow Ms. Johnson has taken a story that, at first, seems to be sex-driven, and woven a tale of sheer delight. You’ll laugh, you’ll roll your eyes, you may even get a little teary-eyed, but I also dare you not to get a little hot under the collar once Wardo’s sex lessons begin with his Bunny (fap, fap, fap, fap). In the end you’ll be left smiling and with a feeling of all around satisfaction. Grab a copy of For Authentication Purposes, a refreshing beverage, your favorite blankie, and settle back for an afternoon of reading. You’ll be glad you did.
**I was given an ARC by the author and TWCS Publishing House in exchange for an honest review.**
A true child of music, Amber's parents surrounded her with the loudest beats they could find, molding her into a girl who found inspiration and meaning in lyrics and chords. Raised on John Hughes movies, Luck Dragons, and pirate ships, she dreamed of love and adventure. When Amber began to create her own world, she envisioned a place where Happy Ever Afters do exist. Since then, she has authored several romance novels, all of which focus on songs and the way they can touch people's lives. Music may not be able to fix a broken heart, but it can provide one hell of a soundtrack for healing. A full-time wife and mother with a full-time job, Amber finds her muse in everyday life and the people who bring her inspiration.
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Praise for For Authentication Purposes
"Hot! Great UST, very funny, and I loved the characters. Another great one from Amber. " - Andrea
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015
by Lorenz Font
Release Date: March 12 , 2015
Published by The Writers Coffee Shop
Genre: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary / Thrillers ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-373-7 Together, Sarah and Greg must both decide whether they can overcome the vast differences between them, or if the indivisible line that separates their worlds will ultimately pull them apart.
Pre-med student Sarah Jones is back in Beaver, Alaska, for summer vacation. A loyal member of the Gwich’in tribe, she accepts the rules set by her father, the leader of their small town. Raised in a strict household, she learned early on to do what is expected of her and has agreed to an arranged marriage. Despite her reluctance to marry without love, Sarah is unwilling to defy her father’s wishes. She hopes to help usher in an era of independence and stability for the town, but for now, her focus is finishing med school so she can become Beaver’s resident doctor.
Business owner Greg Andrews needs a change of atmosphere, away from his philandering wife and life in general. Leaving New York City to join a hunting expedition in Alaska, Greg’s plans are turned upside down when he is shot on Gwich’in land and ends up on Sarah’s operating table. In the absence of a qualified doctor, Sarah must operate to save his life. She refuses to wait for the consent of their tribal leader, and her father banishes her from the tribal land in punishment.
Grateful for his life, Greg concocts a scheme to help. Plagued by the side effects of her unconventional operation, he convinces Sarah to become his live-in nurse. Without the means to support herself, Sarah agrees to the questionable arrangement, but she soon finds herself in even more trouble. Her new problem is that she is falling in love with this infuriating man, and the choices she now must make are much more difficult than the simple act of saving a man’s life.
Together, Sarah and Greg must both decide whether they can overcome the vast differences between them, or if the indivisible line that separates their worlds will ultimately pull them apart.
Sarah spoke again once she’d gotten her frazzled nerves in check. She looked up and met his gaze squarely. “Is this why you had me kidnapped? So you can rub my mistakes in my face? Punish me?”
He seemed to consider her question before answering. “It’s one of my reasons.”
She angled her body toward him. “What are the others? You want to throw me in jail?”
“I thought about it, but what good would it do me?” Greg’s lips thinned, and without giving her a chance to answer, he added, “I have other things in mind as compensation for your poor judgment.”
“This is blackmail. I can sue you for kidnapping, Mr. Andrews.” She shook her fist at him, but he just shrugged his shoulders in response.
“Sue me? With what money, Sarah? Last I checked, you’d been driven away from your home. You have no money, no place to stay, and no other means to pull your life together.” He cocked an eyebrow. “As far as I can tell, no one has even missed you yet.”
That might have been true, but he had no right to sling the unfortunate details of her life at her. Sarah stood, refusing to listen anymore. “You have no right to talk to me this way, Mr. Andrews. If you want to put me in jail, go ahead.” She brought her arms together and turned them around, her wrists facing him.
“No jail time for a girl like you. I have other things in mind.” He smiled.
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Friday, March 6, 2015
Author: Elena M. Reyes
Word count: 27k
Gregory Thomas has always had an easy life. When it came to his profession, he excelled, gaining himself the position of manager to one of the nation’s biggest wholesale retailers. He was amazing at everything; except when it came to love. The night he found his ex-wife in bed with her gay best friend was the night he decided it wasn’t worth it. He was better off just focusing on his career, and nothing more.
He became content with just being. That is, until Jasmine Velez, his new employee, walked into his store.
Blunt, and honest to a fault, the woman captivates him against his will. Not only is she gorgeous, but she’s the first woman that doesn’t chase him around. Something that makes ignoring her that much harder. The last thing he wants to do is try to have a relationship with a woman again, and he knows that if he allows Jasmine in, that’s exactly what he’s going to go for.
Except, then he’s faced with the possibility of Jasmine being with someone else, and the choice is taken from him. He’s left with only one option: He needs to make her his. But that might prove harder than he originally expected.
How the hell does a man seduce a feisty woman whose gotten tired of waiting for him and is hellbent on not giving into him?
About the Author:
Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would. As a small child, she was always intrigued with all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned. Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting her characters grow.
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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Author: Ethan Radcliff
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Published by: Bitten Press, LLC
Genre: Erotic Romance
Joe Murphy is a boxer. He’s twenty-eight years old and what most women would call hot. He’s a player, and his lifestyle is ruining his career. Joe always hooks up with the wrong women, head jobs and debutantes looking to further their own careers. Joe’s had it, he’s crashing and he’s doing nothing to stop his decent into his own personal hell. Darlene Russo is a single mom and a huge boxing fan. Except she can’t afford to attend any of the bouts, she watches from afar, she’s a cleaning lady for the biggest sports arena in Brooklyn, New York. Darlene finds the drunken boxer, and helps him get home. The next morning she wakes up in his bed, scared and confused. Their night together comes in on her, the lovemaking and their use of no protection. Her worries were just beginning and Joe Murphy would face the test of his life.
✦Excerpt✦"Look at me," Joe said as his fingers went under Darlene's chin. "You're very attractive."
Darlene trembled his touch was warm, gentle and his voice soothing so confident.
He ran a finger over her bottom lip. "You're trembling, I like that. Tells me a woman's body is reacting and I love a wet soft pussy."
Her heart leapt in her chest and her nipples hardened. She'd never had a man talk to her like that. There mere mention of her pussy made her body ache.
"I bet right about now, if I slipped a finger into you, you'd be sopping wet. Should I try and see?"
Darlene swallowed, she couldn't move because he was right, he was so right.
I've been writing since I was a kid. I love creating and tried my hand at art, not bad but not good enough. A guy's gotta eat. Through high school I wrote erotic stories, kept them in a notebook, let a few of my girlfriends read them. Yeah, played football, baseball, but my brain never stopped thinking of sex. I guess we think about it all the time. Been on face book for a while never did anything interesting when I was on until I started to see all the writers and then some poets posting their erotic prose. Men who were writing erotic romance and stories, I knew it was my time to get out the old note book and throw on some poems. Some are old and some are new, the ones about BDSM are newer. In high school or college I wasn't on that train of thought. I see a picture it sets me off. A see an attractive women it sets me off. The jiggle of a full ass or heavy breasts, gets me going. Yeah, my mind always is on a beautiful face or body.
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