Saturday, January 31, 2015

Reviews: Love & Ink Series books 1 & 2 by J.A. Howell


Marks On My Skin
Love & Ink # 1 
By- J.A. Howell 
Genre- Erotica
Publication Date- March 15th, 2014
Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing

~Blurb~

**Not for readers under the age of 18+. Contains language, explicit sex, and adult situations.** 

Kieran Donovan has always been a doormat to the women in his life. Begging his wife not to leave after finding her in bed with not one—but five men—only provides further proof of that. 

In need of an escape from an empty house and a broken heart, Kieran heads to Midtown to see his estranged brother, Liam. There he meets Shayne Wickham, Liam’s best friend. Shayne’s dark and sexy with a wild streak a mile long and a sexual appetite for things Kieran’s never even dreamed of doing. But after an intense, and all too brief encounter, he’s more than willing to learn. Despite the usual safeguards Shayne keeps around herself and her own wounded heart, she finds herself more than willing to show him the ropes…and the floggers…and the paddles. 

Kieran’s never seen himself as dominant in any aspect of his life. But when Shayne submits herself to him, it ignites an inner strength and hunger he never knew he had—and feelings Shayne didn’t know she could have. So used to keeping others at an arm’s length, the ease with which she finds herself trusting Kieran is both exciting and unsettling. Could Kieran be someone she could finally trust her heart to—or will he leave her scarred like everyone else? 

Just another mark on her skin.

~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

~My 4.5* Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

This book was thoroughly enjoyable. I have read and enjoyed the Possess Saga; and I miss those characters, so it was great to see some of them cross into Marks On My Skin.

Marks On My Skin is Shayne and Kieran's story. And what a story it is. When we meet Kieran he's married and lives with his wife, he's an author and hoping to have one book turned into a film. After returning home early one lunchtime Kieran finds his wife in bed with not one but 5 men!! Kieran heads to Midtown to see his brothers Liam and Niall. This is where he meets Shayne.

Shayne co-owns the Knotted Needle with Liam, they're also best friends too. There's no denying that when Shayne and Kieran meet there's chemistry between them, but Shayne doesn't do relationships and Kieran is still married. Will that stop them???

Kieran witnesses a part of Shayne's life that she keeps from everyone, her mother. And he sees Shayne's true friendship with Darren too. Darren is a dom, and not just any dom. Darren is Shayne's dom. He runs a club for dom's and sub's, and he helps to teach them to be a dom safely. Darren has played a big part in Shayne's life. He's caught her at rock bottom and helped her to become the woman she is today. Between Shayne and Darren they introduce Kieran to a world he never thought he'd be a part of let alone want to be a part of.

But as things seem to be going well for them Kieran's wife makes an appearance. Completely unannounced and unwanted, but boy, when she does the shit really does hit the fan for everyone involved!!

Will Kieran find out the truth before its too late?

The characters are really good, they're down to earth, realistic and so easy to love and connect with. As I mentioned earlier there are a few faces from The Possess Saga that pop up as well as all the new faces too.

The conversations and dialect have been written as they would be said; with the Irish and Scottish this may be a little harder to read if your not used to it. But this also gives a stronger and more realistic impression of the characters actually being Irish or Scottish. I really like it.

The plot is really good, there's lots of twists and turns that kept me on my toes. They also kept me hooked from start to finish. I have again loved J.A. Howell's writing style. It flows and has emotion throughout. I was sucked into the lives of the characters and I felt as though they were real people and friends.

I've loved reading Marks On My Skin and I cannot wait to start reading Scratches Down My Back.

I'd recommend this to anyone over 18, that loves a spicy, erotic romance and who loves guys and gals with ink!


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Scratches Down My Back
Love & Ink # 2 
By- J.A. Howell
Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing
Genre- Erotica

~Blurb~

**Not for readers under the age of 18+. Contains language, explicit sex, and adult situations.**

Liam Donovan can’t connect with women. The only woman he thought he had something with was his best friend Shayne, but she chose his younger brother over him. Single, bitter, and with a non-existent sex life, he’s accepted the only good things he’s got going in his life are his tattoo shop and fighting in the cage.

When Lucy Stevens walks into his shop for a tattoo, he dismisses her like so many of the beautiful but vapid girls he’s met over and over. Unfortunately for him, this five foot blonde bombshell is more than capable of going a few rounds, easily putting Liam in his place. He finds her ability to keep him on his toes both intriguing and annoying. But he isn’t just afraid of being able to keep up with her verbal jests. Despite nothing being medically wrong with him, Liam hasn’t been able to “perform” on that front in years…

But Lucy isn’t one to back down from a challenge. When she gets this man in a compromising position and it seems once again his body won’t cooperate, Lucy takes control of the situation. A little tough love never hurt anybody, and it seems with Liam, that’s just what he needed. 

For someone that’s spent the last decade having to be in charge, Liam finds complete release in handing it over to her. But Lucy is keeping a few secrets from Liam. Secrets that have previously destroyed her life and her past relationships. As she falls for Liam, she knows she needs to tell him. But will he still want to submit to her once he finds out the truth? Or will this be the one fight he walks away from?

~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

~My Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Scratches Down My Back is Liam and Lucy's story. 

Liam is the co-owner of the Knotted Needle. He is the eldest of the 3 Donovan brothers. Liam was forced to grow up quicker than his brothers in order to look after them and keep them from the clutches of their abusive father. Liam hasn't had a relationship in a very long time, and he has issues that are preventing him from trying now. Liam is a fairly grouchy person and Lucy's arrival in town doesn't help!

Lucy is a friend of Niall and she's in Midtown doing a project with Niall and Grant. Lucy wants a tattoo so Niall suggests paying Liam a visit. When Lucy and Liam meet there are sparks of something between them. However Lucy is all she appears to be, she has a double life. Her hidden life is that of La Belle Dame the infamous Dominatrix! She keeps being La Belle Dame a secret because in the past when people of found out they don't want Lucy they want La Belle Dame. 

Can Lucy break free of La Belle Dame? Can she find someone who wants her; the real Lucy? Will that someone be Liam or is he like all the others??

The story overall is really good. It continues with the dominant/submissive theme, but this time it's the male who submitting. I really like how J.A. Howell has taken Liam; the big, grouchy, hunky Irishman and made him bow to Lucy.

Scratches Down My Back is full of romance, suspense, passion and fear of the unknown and uncontrollable. J.A. Howell has written the sex scenes well, they are sensual, smoking hot, sexy as hell and at times full of raw emotion. Shayne and Niall bring fun filled comical moments throughout the entire book too.

The only flaw for me with Scratches Down My Back is that it the plot and its layout are very similar to Marks On My Skin, but other than that it;s a great book. Scratches Down My Back hasn't failed to capture my attention and hold it until the very end. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Liam and Lucy's story.

Now that I've read book 1 and 2 I can't wait to read book 3 Exposing The Flesh and see what J.A. Howell has lined up for us next.

~About the Author~

J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.

~Places To Find The Author~

Website Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | YouTube | Amazon Author Page 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Review: Revival by Rebecca Sherwin

~Book Details~

Title:   Revival
Author:  Rebecca Sherwin
Series:   The Twisted Series, Book 2
Publication Date:   January 16, 2015
Tour Sponsors:    Rebecca Sherwin & Passionate Promotions
Genre:  Erotic Romance-Suspense; dark romance
Audience: 18+ for strong language and sexual content

~Synopsis~

With explosive suspense and dark sensuality, Revival, book #2 in the Twisted series, is a passionate, riveting tale of power, conflict and dangerous desire, told by Cut Throat Curtis
I was a failure. An orphan. A quitter. A heartbreaker. A screw-up. A criminal. A monster.
The life I was imprisoned in was the life I deserved.

Beep, beep, beep.

Ollie’s death shredded my tenacity, chipped away at my confidence and stole the will to fight out from under me. When the toxic worthlessness swimming through my veins made me reject the only girl I’d ever loved, she took the rest of my life with her.

Beep, beep, beep.

Alone, away from home and emotionally desolate, I was propelled into a life of greed, control and crime when fate played a hand and forced mine into the clutches of Charlie Alexander Tattersell. My vixen. My poison. My villainous addiction.

Beep, beep, beep.

I fought for and against the life that held me captive, but one painful reminder returned to haunt me.
I was the only one who knew the truth.
Skye’s truth. My love. My driving force. My life’s obsession.

Beep, beep, beep.

After enlisting the help of my protégé, Jesse ‘the Gentleman’ Kennedy, the mission began.
I had to find answers, retribution and the spark that would release me from the claws of the abyss and bring me one step closer to the Skillet.

Beep, beep, beep.

With new secrets waiting around every corner, a vicious Charlie waiting to bury me and the haunting memories of every mistake I’d ever made hanging over me, I missed one vital clue.

The key to my revival…



~Book Links~

Goodreads |Amazon UK | Amazon US

~My 5* Review~

Disclaimer- I received a free ecopy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

OK... So... Revival by Rebecca Sherwin... Firstly this review is late, I should have posted this on the 24th and for that I apologise. Secondly I have tried to write this review several times but I've failed to find the right words. 5 days of thinking and pondering this book and my review, and here I am trying to write my review but I'm waffling again!! 

My Review...

When I reached the end of Revival I re-read the ending 4 or 5 times and all I could think was "what the... how the... oh my..." closely followed by "where the hell is book 3?"!!! But hold on I'm getting ahead of myself, lets back up to the start.

Revival is the story of Curtis 'Cut Throat' Mason. In the beginning Curtis is telling us some of the events from Survival(book #1) in his POV, which I found intriguing and enlightening. But then Revival evolves into something more; more dangerous, more dark and much more twisted!!

We join Curtis as he lives his life and what a life it  is! Curtis is one very dark, dangerous, secretive and screwed up man. His life has been less than easy, but I do wonder if some of it could have been avoided by making a different choice, but that wouldn't have been as interesting now would it?!

Curtis was a fighter; but he's stopped doing that now. Since the death of Ollie and since he pushed Skye away (both in book 1), Curtis has begun trying to fight his own demons, and trying to piece together the mystery of Ollie.

Revival does make references back to things that have happened in Survival(book #1), so I strongly advise reading that first. Revival brings together old characters and some new ones too; like Jesse and Charlie.

Jesse 'The Gentleman' Kennedy is another one of Rebecca's smoking hot fighters *drools* Curtis takes an interest in Jesse when he sees him fighting and the two become friends.
Charlie on the other hand is someone that approaches Curtis and gives him a 'job'. I personally don't like Charlie because she's a bitch, and I mean a thoroughbred bitch! She's manipulative, scheming and selfish. She does add a bit of spice though!

I love everything about this book. The way its written, the emotion it holds within. The descriptions are spot on too, they set the scene and allow for the reader to imagine everything as though there in the book alongside the characters. The characters feel more like friends, I felt as though I'd know them forever and when I finished the book it felt like I was saying goodbye. 

Rebecca doesn't give anything away. I had no idea what to expect next, the twists and turns are so good. And the ending... Oh My... I was stunned. I still am. My only response was What the...? How the...? REALLY? My tiny little mind was officially blown.

I was captivated and engrossed by Rebecca's words. I was wrapped up in a blanket of Curtis' and my own emotions. I wanted nothing more than to reach in and hug Curtis; except maybe getting my hands on book 3! *stares at Miss Sherwin* ;)

Honestly this series is captivating and mind blowing. If you haven't started reading it you really should.

Another fabulous installment in a great series from a fab author. I shall eagerly await book 3. A whopping 5* from me. :)

~Book Links~

Goodreads |Amazon UK | Amazon US

~About Rebecca Sherwin~

Rebecca is a coffee drinking, music loving, working single mother and writing insomniac. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and when she’s not reading she’s squeezing her eyes shut and willing sleep to descend.

She writes about serious issues, giving emotional turmoil a twist and adding a little humour and sarcasm. Her stories are real and relatable, yet unexpected and unpredictable. Every writer was a reader first and Rebecca owes her passion for creating and telling emotional tales to the stories she has read and the people, places and experiences that have, and continue to, inspire her. Rebecca wants her readers to escape to a world where fairy tales and true love exist, wrapping her stories up with angst, passion and curveballs you won't see coming. Her writing aims to bring problems and tragedies people face every day to light, make them relatable and leave her readers thinking long after they’ve read the last page.

In 2015, you can find Rebecca signing her books at events in Peterborough, London, York, and Birmingham. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.

~Author Links~

Amazon Author Page | Goodreads | FacebookRavishing Readers Fan Page

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Excerpt: Speak of the Devil by J.M. Gregoire

ebookcover72dpiTitle: Speak of the Devil by J.M. Gregoire 
Series: Demon Legacy #2 
Genre: Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance 
Publisher: J.M. Gregoire Books 
Publication Date: January 27, 2015

~Synopsis~


Nearly half a year has passed since Asmodeus opened the gateway allowing an unknown number of demons to spill onto our plane of existence. A fatal standoff has left Dez on her own to hunt the stray demons down and send them back to Hell where they belong. Her life has become a never-ending cycle of violence and bloodshed, further tainted by a deepening depression and a longing for the person she had to leave behind. When Dez receives an unexpected phone call, she makes her way to the northern Arizona desert to see an old friend. Upon arrival, there is a message waiting for her from beyond the grave, and she realizes before she can go any further, she must face the one thing she’s been dreading for months. To make matters worse, the message is meant to help her mission, but it forces Dez into an impossible choice. Only Dez can decide which road to take, but will she be able to handle the consequences of her decision?   



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Playlist & Giveaway: Love Notes Four Musical Romance Novels


~Book Details~

Title: "Love Notes": Four Musical Romance Novels
Release date: February 2nd 2015

~Synopsis~

The Right Song by Shane Morgan



Pain never truly goes away, until you find something deeper and meaningful that cures the heart and fills it with love.

That is what Aurora desperately wants to believe. That somehow her music can save her, or even touch the unreachable heart of the guy she has liked for years.

Rora yearns for his attention and wants to experience this so-called love that could possibly end her long suffering and inspire her to chase after her dreams.

In deeply understanding the feelings of others and herself, will Aurora give up on ever finding true happiness, or will an intriguing soul teach her about the greatest song ever written?



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Pieces of Me by Kira Adams

For sixteen year old Peyton Lane, life has never been easy. She's not popular, overweight, and oh yeah, her sister is embarrassed of her. But over the course of a tumultuous year, everything changes for Peyton. Suddenly all eyes are on her and it's not because she's fat. From a pair of handsome twins to a couple of dangerously sexy rockers, Peyton will have to find out who she can trust with her heart. From the ups and downs to the twists and turns -- this is Peyton's story of finding one's voice and growing into your own.

This is a coming of age romance that involves realistic situations and raw emotions. This is Pieces of Me.




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Revenge of a Band Geek Gone Bad by Naomi Rabinowitz


Shy, overweight Melinda Rhodes' sophomore year of high school isn't going so well. Her own mother mocks her weight. Her pants split in the middle of school, earning her the nickname, "Moolinda." She then loses first chair flute in band to Kathy Meadows, her pretty and popular nemesis.

Her luck changes when she catches the eye of Josh Kowalski, a rebellious trumpet prodigy and class clown. Josh has also been hurt by Kathy and asks Melinda to help take Kathy down. Mel figures that she has nothing to lose ... and Josh is adorable with gorgeous blue eyes and a winning smile. She agrees to team up with him and looks forward to finally getting back at her rival.

At first, the pair's pranks are silly, and as they work together, Mel comes out of her shell. Even better, she finds herself falling for Josh and it appears as if he might feel the same way about her.

However, their schemes become more and more dangerous and Mel is surprised to discover her dark side. Just how far will she go to get what she wants -- and is Josh really worth the risk?


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Straight from the Heart by Breigh Forstner

This is a story about a girl discovering and experiencing life for the first time.

Bryn Schaefler grew up rich. Her parents expected the best out of her, picked her boyfriend for her, and groomed her to be the next trophy wife fresh out of High School. But when they discover she wants to pursue music instead of following in her mothers footsteps, they wanted to hear nothing about it.

That was when Bryn left for good.

By chance, she auditioned for main stream rock band Everlasting. Never in a million years did she think she would make it.

Cale Pelton knew it was his fault for the band scrambling around to find a new guitarist. Once he saw Bryn audition, he knew he had to have her. Not just in the band, but in his mind, body and soul.

This is the first book in the Straight from the Heart series. Follow Cale and Bryn as she goes on her first tour, and discovers there's so much more to her than she ever realized.

~Buy Links~ 

Amazon US | Amazon UK 

~Shane Morgan's The Right Song Playlist~

One of the ways that The Right Song separates itself from my other releases is the fact that I’ve implemented my love for music. Over the years, I’ve written a ton of songs that I haven’t shared with anyone until now. So, I decided since I’m going to write a book about a girl pursuing music, why not use some of my own song lyrics. That aside, I still needed inspiration for the overall feel of the story and to help create a good atmosphere that I can write in. Here are the songs that have helped me with the development of “The Right Song” (None applies directly to a scene, with the exception of Never Let Me Go, Even in Death, and Who Knew):

01. Jena Lee ‘Mon Ange’

02. Florence + the Machine ‘Never Let Me Go’

03. Avril Lavigne ‘Hush Hush’

04. Evanescence ‘Even in Death’

05. Kelly Clarkson ‘Walk Away’

06. David Cook ‘Time Marches On’

07. P!nk ‘Who Knew’

08. Bruno Mars ‘Talking to the Moon’

09. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts ‘I Love Rock N Roll’


10. Halestorm ‘Love Bites‘

~The Right Song YouTube Trailer~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ_TzCm82s8

~Connect With The Authors~

Kira Adams | Shane Morgan | Naomi Rabinowitz | Breigh Forstner 

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Blitz: Release Day: Trigger by Jill Meegns

Trigger by Jill Meengs
Published by Booktrope
January 27, 2015
Genre: Spy Thriller
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Jordan Shaw knows the only way to stop the man hunting her is to kill him. She also knows the other men who came after her are dead, some of their blood is on her hands, and she wouldn’t have survived this long without the help of the intriguing and secretive Chase Hudson. Even though she isn’t sure she can trust Chase, she believes she needs him to discover the truth. Two days before, life was pretty good as she backpacked around Europe with her best friend. Now, everything has changed and she may not even live through the night. What started as a summer trip of self-discovery has become a dangerous journey across three countries as Jordan is forced into a world few know exist and even fewer survive. A clandestine international organization that will let nothing stand in their way has put a price on her head. Despite all the uncertainty, there are two things that she is absolutely sure of; she has one chance to out-maneuver a world class killer, and she has to make that move right now.
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About the Author

Jill Postlewait Meengs grew up in a small town on the Oregon Coast. During and after college she spent extended periods of time backpacking in more than 30 countries. She has been to every location she describes in “Trigger” and some of the content is based on her own experiences while traveling. She met her husband, Chad, in the MBA program at Oregon State University. After getting married, they purchased and fully remodeled a house. It was Chad who encouraged, and then bribed her to write her first book, “Trigger.” He says that he very much enjoys watching the flat-screen he purchased as part of their deal. When Jill isn’t reading or writing, she is running, doing yoga or planning her next trip. Jill and Chad live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Spotlight: Revival by Rebecca Sherwin


~Book Details~

Title:   Revival
Author:  Rebecca Sherwin
Series:   The Twisted Series, Book 2
Publication Date:   January 16, 2015
Tour Sponsors:    Rebecca Sherwin & Passionate Promotions
Genre:  Erotic Romance-Suspense; dark romance
Audience: 18+ for strong language and sexual content

~Synopsis~

With explosive suspense and dark sensuality, Revival, book #2 in the Twisted series, is a passionate, riveting tale of power, conflict and dangerous desire, told by Cut Throat Curtis
I was a failure. An orphan. A quitter. A heartbreaker. A screw-up. A criminal. A monster.
The life I was imprisoned in was the life I deserved.
Beep, beep, beep.
Ollie’s death shredded my tenacity, chipped away at my confidence and stole the will to fight out from under me. When the toxic worthlessness swimming through my veins made me reject the only girl I’d ever loved, she took the rest of my life with her.
Beep, beep, beep.
Alone, away from home and emotionally desolate, I was propelled into a life of greed, control and crime when fate played a hand and forced mine into the clutches of Charlie Alexander Tattersell. My vixen. My poison. My villainous addiction.
Beep, beep, beep.
I fought for and against the life that held me captive, but one painful reminder returned to haunt me.
I was the only one who knew the truth.
Skye’s truth. My love. My driving force. My life’s obsession.
Beep, beep, beep.
After enlisting the help of my protégé, Jesse ‘the Gentleman’ Kennedy, the mission began.
I had to find answers, retribution and the spark that would release me from the claws of the abyss and bring me one step closer to the Skillet.
Beep, beep, beep.
With new secrets waiting around every corner, a vicious Charlie waiting to bury me and the haunting memories of every mistake I’d ever made hanging over me, I missed one vital clue.
The key to my revival…



~Excerpt~
I climbed in the shower and let the water hit my skin like hot bullets. I bowed my head and clenched my fists by my sides. It was my usual position; I was closed even to myself. I knew I was worthless, I knew I had nothing but my fists and the mask of who I pretended to be. Cocky Cut Throat. The one all the girls talked about, in one way or another. The one the men bowed to without me having to demand it. I hadn’t even really earned it. I didn’t want it. I did it all for those precious few moments in the cage that convinced me, for a while, that I meant something. 
Skye. I craved her. I knew nothing about her; nothing but the demons Ollie kept from her, but I wanted her. A consuming ache replaced the venomous self-loathing as the water continued to pour. She threatened my control. She was a danger to my self-preservation. I knew that above everything else, but I was a selfish bastard and a glutton for punishment. I climbed out of the shower with a one-track mind; I didn’t bother wrapping a towel around me, there was no time for that. Each drip of water that fell to the floor as I walked through the apartment echoed around the empty space like the ominous beat of a drum.  
I shook the water off like a dog, pulled on some old clothes and scrubbed an old towel over my hair. I grabbed my keys and left the gym.

~Book Links~

Goodreads |Amazon UK | Amazon US

~Reviewer Comments~


"As a HUGE fan of Survival, the first book in this series, I was beyond excited to begin reading this second book. I am so grateful I received an ARC copy. In Revival, we are told Curtis “Cut Throat” Mason’s story and it had me as gripped as the first!!! Curtis is such a multifaceted man and I loved how that plays out in the book. He is angry, hurt, confused, sensitive, determined…the list goes on. Add to this that he is hot and sexy as hell and you know you are onto something good. We meet interesting new characters…some you will love, some you will cry for and some you will hate! I cannot wait to read more of there stories in the third book "Thrive"! The authors descriptions of the fight scenes were so well written that it made me almost smell the sweat! This book is intense, dark, and full of sadness. And the ending had my mind blown!!!! I cannot wait to read more in this series and from Rebecca Sherwin!!!5 MIND BLOWN STARS!"


"Cut Throat Curtis is a fighter, one who doesn't physically fight anymore - or does he? He fights for his right to live his life his way, he fights to overcome his demons, he fights to feel and he fights to get back the all consuming love he lost. We are introduced to Jessie The Gentleman Kennedy and together Jessie and Curtis embark on a mission to uncover a mystery, the mystery that is Oliver Jones (you'll have met Ollie in Survival). Introduce the despicable Charlie (the woman you will love to hate) and you have a group of characters sure to entertain."

~About Rebecca Sherwin~

Rebecca is a coffee drinking, music loving, working single mother and writing insomniac. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and when she’s not reading she’s squeezing her eyes shut and willing sleep to descend.

She writes about serious issues, giving emotional turmoil a twist and adding a little humour and sarcasm. Her stories are real and relatable, yet unexpected and unpredictable. Every writer was a reader first and Rebecca owes her passion for creating and telling emotional tales to the stories she has read and the people, places and experiences that have, and continue to, inspire her. Rebecca wants her readers to escape to a world where fairy tales and true love exist, wrapping her stories up with angst, passion and curveballs you won't see coming. Her writing aims to bring problems and tragedies people face every day to light, make them relatable and leave her readers thinking long after they’ve read the last page.

In 2015, you can find Rebecca signing her books at events in Peterborough, London, York, and Birmingham. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.

~Author Links~

Amazon Author Page | Goodreads | FacebookRavishing Readers Fan Page

~$$$  Special Tour Offer!! $$$~

During the tour, Books 1 and 2 of the Twisted Series, Survival and Revival, will be ON SALE (eBook versions)

Survival is $0.99 and Revival is $1.99 only on amazon.com
Offer ends at midnight GMT (UK) on January 25th.

~Giveaway~

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cover Reveal: Losing Gideon by C.L. Matthews



Losing Gideon
Shattered Souls # 0.5
By- C.L. Matthews
Genre- Romantica
Expected Publication Date- ?

He was the bad boy; the guy every girl wanted.

But he had his eyes set on the forbidden fruit, Evangeline Carpenter. She was untouchable and he couldn’t stand for that. She didn't want him and it made him want her all the more. He'll do anything to be the first to taste her even if it breaks her in the end. His goal: to have her no matter what it takes, even if it is only once.

Evangeline is the nerdy girl that doesn't stand out. She is a book worm with high hopes, just trying to make it through school to make her dad proud. She has no intention of liking Gideon but she gets swept off her feet by his green eyes and soft composure.

One night is all it takes, she changes but so does he.

Will Gideon ruin the girl she's always wanted to be or will he unleash the beast that lies inside her?

When they both lose themselves, nothing will ever be the same again.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Review: Learning To Live by Kira Adams

~Synopsis~

Ciera Nelson wants what any other outcast wants, invisibility. If she can just make it through the rest of her year with minor incidents and a head held low she will be able to put the hell hole they call school in her rearview. Unfortunately, life has different plans for her. 

Topher Carlson is one of the biggest jocks on campus. All the guys want to be him, all the girls want to claim him. When secrets are uncovered, Topher’s life spins wildly out of control.

They are far from friends when the school year begins, but each will impact the other’s life in ways they never dreamed possible. Can Ciera help Topher realize that popularity and status mean nothing in the real world? Can Topher help Ciera learn the true meaning of living?

Sometimes you have to let go to really live. Sometimes being alive means taking risks

~Book Links~

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~My 5* Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Oh My Days... Where do I start? This book is AMAZING!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! (OK, enough shouting)!!

Learning To Live (LTL), has introduced me to Ciera and Topher. These two attend the same school, but are in completely different situations.

Ciera; spends here days head down; not making eye contact with anyone in the hopes of blending in or becoming invisible. Why? because there are certain people at school who go out of their way to make her life pretty shit, they make fun of her and try to find ways to humiliate her. After receiving some devastating news can Ciera learn to live and not hide in the shadows?

Topher; is Mr Popular! He's part of the popular group, plays on the football team, dates a cheerleader. Most guys want to be him and most girls want to be his. He's also a part of the group that laugh at Ciera. But when his dad brings someone home to meet Topher, suddenly Topher's world threatens to come crashing down. Can Topher learn that being popular isn't the be all and end all?

Ciera had my heart from the very start! She's realistic and down to Earth. She's studying at school as well as working to help her mother raise her two siblings, and then she looks after her siblings so her mum can work. Ciera's character right from the start had heaps of potential and as the story in LTL developed so did Ciera, her character goes from strength to strength. Even when faced with something very real and scary; Ciera still continued to grow and refused to give up.

Topher on the other hand! At the start my first impression of him is what a complete and utter Dick!!! I'll admit that maybe I was a little harsh. As I continued to read LTL Topher grew on me, and I couldn't help but like him too. Topher had a lot to learn and with some help he does begin to realize that there are bigger things in the world. I couldn't stop the way my heart broke for him. Topher has certainly earned his place in my heart and I'd love to read more about him.

Kira has written another amazing story, that's packed full of emotion. LTL has made me smile and laugh, its made me feel hurt and anger, its touched my heart (well torn it out and shredded it into tiny little pieces) and made me cry too (when I say cry I mean ugly cry). Kira has managed to suck me into the very heart of this beautiful story so that when I finished reading I felt as though I was leaving behind friends not just characters.

I have thoroughly enjoyed every last page of LTL. So what are you waiting for go grab yourself a box of tissues and a copy of Learning To Live!

Learning To Live earns a whopping 5* from me, and I cannot wait to get my teeth into another of Kira's books!

Great work Kira! <3 <3 <3

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~About The Author~

Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer. From the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.

She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and the Looking Glass series.

~Places To Find Kira~

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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Spotlight: Mission Delivery by Jessie Lane




Synopsis


From Best Selling Author Jessie Lane...



Bobby Baker is a man with new lease on life.


He is engaged to his high school sweetheart, and he is bonding with the fourteen year old son he wasn’t aware of a little less than a year ago.

But there’s more. The love of his life is pregnant with their second child. This time, he’ll be there to witness the birth of one of his children instead of missing out on it.

Or will he?


Belle unexpectedly goes into labor a month early while Bobby is coming off a mission half a world away. Will he be able to make it home in time for the birth of his second child?



Or will he miss this delivery, too?


*Previously published in the back of Ice, Regulators MC #1. This is a short story that should be read after both Secret Maneuvers and Stripping Her Defenses in the Ex Ops Series.*




Warning: Mature themes
Ex Ops Series:
Secret Maneuvers #1 - Available Now
Stripping Her Defenses #2 - Available Now
Sweet Recovery #3 - Coming Soon!

***Mission Delivery Excerpt***

Bobby

Hell hath no fury like a woman induced into labor.

“You super sperm carrying mother fucker! Get your ass over here so I can rip your balls off!”

Belle was screaming every obscenity invented by man and few I was pretty sure she had come up with on her own. My beautiful, serene, glowing fiancée had been replaced by a woman who could make the toughest men stand across the room to protect their assets.

The nurse slowly side-stepped from the room’s doorway over to me, keeping her wary gaze on the woman who was screeching like a banshee on the bed. “Sir, should I call a priest in to perform an exorcism?”

I turned my head to consider the nervous nurse’s suggestion. Short of Belle turning her head three hundred sixty degrees and vomiting green shit, I had to admit she was sort of acting like a demonically possessed hellion.

Movement out of the corner of my eye caught my attention. I managed to grab the nurse’s shoulder, forcing her to duck down with me as the object flew over our heads, hit the wall with a bang, and then clattered to the floor.

Hesitantly, I looked over at the now still projectile to see what it was and shuddered. Belle’s bedpan. Sweet mother of God, the woman really was possessed.

“Hey! Assholes! Stop gossiping like little girls and get over here and get this kid out of me!” Her eyes were blazing with pain and fury, her blonde hair was a messy halo around her head, and she didn’t have a lick of make-up on. She looked like she had marched through war and back.

She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen, though.

And temporarily fuck-nuts crazy, too.

Author Bio:

Jessie Lane is the best-selling author of The Star Series, Big Bad Bite Series and the Ex Ops Series. She writes paranormal and contemporary romance, as well as Upper YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy.



She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in the making and her over protective alpha husband. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them.


Social Media Links:
Email: jessie_lane@jessielanebooks1.com
Twitter: @JessieLaneBooks or http://goo.gl/VTkWMK
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