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#Review – Sleepwalker (Branches of Emry’s book 1) by Brandy L. Rivers

Sleepwalker Ebook.jpgSLEEPWALKER by Brandy L Rivers

Branches of Emrys #1

Adult Paranormal Romance

This series is related to Others of Seattle and Others of Edenton

He haunted her dreams.

Savon Roantree loved and lost the man she planned to marry. Nathan Taggert disappeared, taking her heart with him and her world fell apart. His father refused to tell her what happened to Nate. Broken-hearted she left, planning to never return to Silvertail Ridge and tried to move on.

After a bad break-up, she finally gives in to her brother’s pleas to move back home. She never expected Nate was living next door once more.

Nothing changed for Nate, not when it came to Savon.

A tragic accident tore them apart. By the time he recovered, she was gone. When his father threatened to kill Savon if he ever went to her, he did the only thing he could—followed in her dreams. No matter how hard he tried to reach her, she always ran. She even ignored his best friend, her own brother.

Twelve years later, he finally has a chance to right all the wrongs—if she’ll listen.

Silvertail Ridge has changed since they were kids. Both families have been pulled into an ancient battle.

Together they may stand a chance.

 

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This is the first in the Branches of Emrys series.  Brandy has a wonderful way of building a story and drawing me in. this second chance love story of sorts had me turning pages and wanting more.

Savon Roantree had the man of her dreams they were supposed to be together forever or so she thought until the day he broke his promise to return to her. She didn’t know if he was alive or dead so she tried to move on by leaving and never coming back. Nate loved Savon and never planned to hurt her but his father jumped in his way. The only way Nate could be with Savon was to follow her in her dreams. Savon brother convinces her to come back home and now Nate has a chance of winning her back.

The chemistry between Nate and Savon was explosive. The mix of drama, suspense, secrets, betrayals, and twists in this new series was incredible.  I loved the way some of the characters from Others of Edenton make appearances in this book. Seeing Preston, Trem and Robert was the best oh how I love Preston. The way Brandy entwined these characters was awesome but at the same time if you have not read the Others of Edenton series you still knew who they are, what they do, and how they are an important part of this book. I cannot wait for more of this series.

Here are a few of my favorite lines:

“Just need your body against mine. Give me this and I’ll be content to wait forever.”

“I’ve spent years in there with her. I know her mind better than I probably know my own. Which is why nothing is going to stop me.”

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— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

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Title: Broken Little Melodies
Author: Jennifer Ann
Genre: Contemporary Rockstar Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2017

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Star-crossed lovers…

Deep among the Jeffrey Pines of Lake Tahoe, Isabelle Martin and Roman Stone find comfort in each other at a summer camp for musically gifted teens where their love grows stronger every year. But they couldn’t be more different. She’s an orphan from the West Coast running with the wild crowd, and he’s a rich kid from New York hiding the scars of an abusive home. When their worlds finally collide, the future they planned comes crashing down around them and Belle is forced to cut Roman from her life without any explanation.

Five years later…

Roman’s on top of the world. His successful rock band is preparing for their first headlining tour, but when he unexpectedly runs into Belle, old feelings for her come rushing back, and his new found bravado fails him.

Belle has learned that some things in life have the power to break your spirit, and trying to forget Roman has made her bitter—she’s merely a waitress headlining a bar-band, and he’s had everything handed to him on a silver platter. Seeing him again makes her question whether time can mend a broken heart.

Their struggles brought them together, and their differences tore them apart, but now that they’re together again, can they repair the broken pieces and get a second chance at love?

 

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About Jennifer Ann:
Jennifer Ann is the author of ten contemporary romance novels with complex love stories. Like her characters, she’s in love with the city of New York, trips on airplanes or the back of her husband’s Harley, and everything rock and roll. Sometimes you can catch her driving a tractor alongside her husband in southern Minnesota while trying to keep up with the madness of their four active children.

You can connect with her online at: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | BookBub | Goodreads

 

 

 

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#ReleaseBlitz – Sleepwalker (Branches of Emry’s book 1) by Brandy L. Rivers

 

 

SLEEPWALKER by Brandy L Rivers

Branches of Emrys #1

Adult Paranormal Romance

 

This series is related to Others of Seattle and Others of Edenton

 

He haunted her dreams.

Savon Roantree loved and lost the man she planned to marry. Nathan Taggert disappeared, taking her heart with him and her world fell apart. His father refused to tell her what happened to Nate. Broken-hearted she left, planning to never return to Silvertail Ridge and tried to move on.

After a bad break-up, she finally gives in to her brother’s pleas to move back home. She never expected Nate was living next door once more.

Nothing changed for Nate, not when it came to Savon.

A tragic accident tore them apart. By the time he recovered, she was gone. When his father threatened to kill Savon if he ever went to her, he did the only thing he could—followed in her dreams. No matter how hard he tried to reach her, she always ran. She even ignored his best friend, her own brother.

Twelve years later, he finally has a chance to right all the wrongs—if she’ll listen.

Silvertail Ridge has changed since they were kids. Both families have been pulled into an ancient battle.

Together they may stand a chance.

 

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Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects.

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#WOTR #Review Cat Scratch Fever by Sarah O’Rourke

Cat Scratch Fever

Beau LaForte felt an internal pull to the beautiful, innocent Alexa Davidson. Oh, this was not the typical boy-meets-girl story. This was anything but typical. You see, Beau was a shifter – a panther – and the alpha of the pack. What his panther wanted, his panther got. And together, they wanted Alexa.
But when Alexa finds the pretty kitty lolling on her bed, she is determined to get him out — before he sheds more on her brand new sheets!
Instalove. Shifter romcom. 23K words. Novella.

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This was my first Sarah O’Rourke book and it will not be the last.  What would you do if you found a large kitty cat in your bed on the morning of your 21st birthday? Well that is the exact predicament that Lexi found herself in.

Lexi tried her hardest to get the unwanted uninvited cat out of her bed I mean really all it was doing was ruining her new sheets. Then the moment she takes her eyes off the animal there stands the very handsome, very naked Beau. The same Beau that has been coming into her coffee shop and she has been crushing on for a while.

Beau is not a kitty cat as Lexi states but the Alpha of his Panther pack. Beau knew the moment he scented Lexi that she was his mate but he had to take it slow with her because she is human and knows nothing about his world.  On this day he could wait no longer she was his and he was pouncing.

This was a great short story I sure hope there will be more. We were introduced to a great number of characters that I would love to learn more about. The banter in this was great, there was some conflict or jealousy,  and seeing the family bond kept me turning the pages and hoping for more.

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I am going to start this by stating that if you ladies don’t continue this series I might have to kick some butt!!

I loved this novella and (fingers crossed) start of a new series!!???  If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading these ladies you are totally missing out.  Their books are hilarious no matter what but they can write some killer heartache too.  Lucky for me, this book was all sexy times and funny banter.  Who doesn’t love that kinda read right???

So Alexa wakes up to a giant kitty cat….errr….sorry…panther in her bed.  All she is worried about is the fact it is ruining her new bed spread….LOL  after shewing the cat all of a sudden a customer from the coffee shop is in its place and LAWD is he a hot customer.

Beau is the alpha of the panthers who reside in the town Alexa works at.  He has been biding his time until today, her 21st birthday, to tell her that she is his. Period. The end.  WELLLLLL, Alexa isn’t so sure about this and kinds says “nope” which makes our shifter a bit nuts!!  Beau now realizes he is going to work hard for his mate and show her exactly what she is and who she is to him.

I loved the story and the banter.  I enjoyed meeting the rest of the shifters in his family and pack except…..welll read and you will totally know who I am talking about.  I loved the mythology of the shifters and who is in and who is out of the treaties.  But what I really loved, was the epilogue.  Again, this is where I sate they need to continue this series or this blogger will be not so happy with them.

Sarah O’Rourke is the alter ego of two best friends who have taken their passion for romantic fiction and erotica to the publishing world. Born and raised in the southern United States, one lives near Louisville, KY, while the other resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Neither is ever very far from a tall glass of sweet iced tea, their dog-eared copies of Gone With the Wind, or their Steel Magnolias DVDs!

Formerly an accountant and a chemist, they are now overworked, stay-at-home moms who adore their children, their husbands…and writing about love in every way possible!

#WOTR #Chapter/Cover Reveal – Close The Tab (Devil’s Due MC Series – #3) by Chelsea Camaron

Title: Close the Tab
Series: Devil’s Due MC #3
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Cover: Cover Me Darling

SYNOPSIS

The system created to serve and protect failed him. The domino effect of one person’s crime going unpunished has no boundaries.

He’s no saint.

Bladen ‘Judge’ Jones rides to escape the firm hand of his past. When home is a nightmare, the unknown suddenly isn’t so frightening. Riding with his brothers, the Devil’s Due MC, is more support than he has ever had in his lifetime.

She’s not afraid to call herself a sinner.

Tamalyn Andrews is a master mixer, hiding out in a small town hick bar on the outskirts of a town for nobodies. Looking over her shoulder is something she can’t stop herself from doing. Old habits die hard.

However, danger bellies up to her bar.

Will Bladen face his own past to uncover Tamalyn’s secrets? When everything crashes around her, will Tamalyn open up to Bladen in time to save her life?

Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes, and the devil demands his due.



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Devil’s Due MC 3

Written By
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Chelsea Camaron

Copyright © Chelsea Camaron 2017

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of Chelsea Camaron, except as permitted under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.

This is a work of fiction. All character, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

1st edition published: May 30, 2017

Editing by: C&D Editing and Asli Fratarcangeli
Cover Design by: Cover Me Darling
Formatting by: M.L. Pahl of IndieVention Designs

ISBN-13: 978- 1542764612
ISBN-10: 1542764610

 

Thank you for purchasing this book. This book and its contents are the copyrighted property of the author, and may not be reproduced, copied, and distributed for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

 

This book contains mature content not suitable for those under the age of 18. Content involves strong language and sexual situations. All parties portrayed in sexual situation are over the age of 18. All characters are a work of fiction.
This book is not meant to be an exact depiction of a motorcycle club but rather a work of fiction meant to entertain.
***Warning: This book contains graphic situations that may be a trigger for some readers. Please understand this is a work of fiction and not meant to offend or misrepresent any situations. There is quite a bit of violence so if that’s not what you’re looking for then please don’t read.***

 


 

Blurb:
The system created to serve and protect failed him. The domino effect of one person’s crime going unpunished has no boundaries.

 

He’s no saint.

 

Bladen ‘Judge’ Jones rides to escape the firm hand of his past. When home is a nightmare, the unknown suddenly isn’t so frightening. Riding with his brothers, the Devil’s Due MC, is more support than he has ever had in his lifetime.

 

She’s not afraid to call herself a sinner.

 

Tamalyn Andrews is a master mixer, hiding out in a small town hick bar on the outskirts of a town for nobodies. Looking over her shoulder is something she can’t stop herself from doing. Old habits die hard.
However, danger bellies up to her bar.
Will Bladen face his own past to uncover Tamalyn’s secrets? When everything crashes around her, will Tamalyn open up to Bladen in time to save her life?

 

Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes, and the devil demands his due.

 


 


 

Prologue

 


Bladen

“Tamalyn,” I plead. “Tell me, tell me what happened to your face!”

“I can’t,” she whispers.

“Let me get you some ice,” I start to move off my bed when she reaches out and grips me holding me in place.

“No, don’t leave me.”

“Okay,” I soothe. Laying back on my bed, I press her head to my chest as she relaxes I stroke her hair. Seconds tick by into minutes. We say nothing.

“Tell me,” I whisper. “Tell me who did it and I swear I’ll make them pay.”

She sobs into my chest refusing to answer. Minutes tick by as she finally falls asleep. The hours pass and I silently pray my parents don’t come home anytime soon.

They won’t help her. If they find her here, it will only get worse.

I already know marked her. I just can’t do anything if she won’t confirm it.

Tamalyn Andrews is my best friend. I have watched her grow from a girl into a woman. We have gone from playing in ditches together as kids to stealing kisses as teens.

There isn’t a time in my life where I don’t remember her being in it.

She’s also the only person in my whole world, who knows the truth.

We’re not safe here. We’re just too young to escape yet. Eighteen is two months away and I will do everything I can to get us free as soon as the day comes. Until then, sleep against me Tamalyn, find a moment of peace because when she goes home, she’s facing hell.

 

Find out if Judge gives the devil his due for Tamalyn’s pain in Close the Tab (Devil’s Due MC 3) releasing May 30th through all major e-book retailers! Preorder available now!

 

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USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

 

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We are so excited to share the cover for Kylie’s Scott’s first ever YA and Indie published book TRUST releasing JULY 18th!

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Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen year old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

 

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kyliescottimageKylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

 

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#WOTR #Review #BookBlitz- Shamed & Scorned


Title: Shamed & Scorned
Series: Ruthless Rebels #1-#2
Author: Chelsea Camaron & Ryan Michele
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: Available now on all platforms



Dixon James Cartwright – the cowboy on a steel horse. 

Trouble with a capital T. 

The rigid edge of his jawline to his no holds barred lifestyle DJ is the one person I should stay away from. 

Why then when everything crashes around me is he my only saving grace?
 

*Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele have teamed up to bring you an explosive new MC romance that will have you panting for more of the Ruthless Rebels. Hold on tight, it’s going to be a wild ride full of action and suspense that these two authors are known for. Throw in two people who finally get their second chance, and things are about to get smoking hot.** 


**This book contains violence, adult language, and sexual situations and is not intended for readers under the age of 18. This book is a work of fiction and is not meant to be an exact depiction of life in a motorcycle club but rather to entertain.** 





I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

What a great start to a new series by Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele. They do a fabulous job of co-writing and telling a great story.

Kinderly has had it rough she lost her father, then her boyfriend crushed her heart, and now she is left to take care of her mother who has checked out since her father’s death. She was in love with Dixon but when she needed him most he chose Ruthless Rebels MC over her.

DJ has proven himself over the years even gave up the only thing that mattered to him for them but now that Kenderly’s world is falling apart he is taking what has always been his.

I absolutely adored Kenderly her big heart, fight, sass, stubbornness, and ability to stand up to anyone was amazing. She will not go down without a fight no matter what situation she is in. even if it is her and a baseball bat taking on three burly men she will fight to the end to protect herself if need be. Oh and women be warned she will fight for her man and then unleash on those in her path. DJ was amazing too a dick yes but can be a wonderful man when it comes to Kenderly.

This series is going to be great and the men of Ruthless Rebels has me so intrigued I cannot wait to get to know them all. Shamus is next and I have a feeling his will be a great ride with just as strong a woman for him to go after.




Austin “Shamus” Fletcher – the untamable beast.

Heartbreak with a capital H.

The toned cut of his every muscle to his larger than life attitude, Shamus is the one person I should stay away from.

Why can I not let go even when everything in front of me says run like a bat out of hell?

***Each book in the Ruthless Rebels MC is a new couple, but are best read in order. This is a biker book so please expect violence, foul language, and sexual situations. Do not buy if any of this offends you.***




After meeting Shamus in Shamed I knew he was going to shine compared to DJ and that is saying something because DJ was amazing.
Shamus had no shame different women all the time but there was one he would never forget. He knew she would never be back she had choose her job over him and crushed his heart. There would be no one making their way back in there he would make sure of it.
Andrea had one true love but she ran at the first sign of betrayal. Now she finds herself back home and face to face with Ashton. With all she had been through that brought her home she didn’t want to see him she knew if she did her heart would only break again.
When shamus sees Drea again he is determined to make her his and never let her run again.
I absolutely love when Chelsea and Ryan get together to come up with a story. They come up with the best plots and the twist omg are they great. I never saw some of them coming definitely never a dull moment while reading. They keep you on your toes and turning the pages. I love this series and cannot wait to learn more about the Ruthless Rebels.








USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.






Ryan Michele found her passion in making fictional characters come to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible and has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.

She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and many more romances. And whether it’s bikers, wolf shifters, mafia, or beyond, Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.

When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.




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#WOTR #Review – Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves #3) by Teresa Gabelman

Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves) Book #3

From the moment Marcus Foster saw Roxy Patel, he knew she was his mate. Remaining patient because of her troubled past, he was determined to build her trust. She was his and nothing would change that, not even time.

Leaving her past behind, Roxy refused to remain a broken shell of a woman. Determined to start afresh, moving to a new town was just what she needed. With the help of her new friends, and a wolf shifter wanting to make her his own, all Roxy needed was the chance to thrive again.

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I am so in love with these shifters and was so excited to get Marcus book. He is so dedicated and patient waiting on his mate and Roxy was awesome when she let her guard down and the sass came out.

Roxy was in hiding from her husband she was scared to leave town for any reason afraid he would find her. I loved that we saw two side to Roxy the shy quite girl to the red head temper standing up for herself and others no matter who or what they were.  Shoo big bad wolf. She showed she has a good arm by throwing both punches and sticks.

Marcus knew from the moment he saw her what she was to him but she would not entertain any thoughts of being with someone else while she is married. I loved how he listened to what she said and figured out what she liked and acted upon that.

This was not all just about Marcus and Roxy there was so much going on. The town was rebuilding and they gained a few new shifters. One of which was Taz who laid down the law with another shifter when it came to a certain female wolf.  Wiggles eyes I think I may have found the one I’m claiming. I enjoyed seeing all the brothers and their families even if one did have a strange food craving.

I cannot wait for the next book to see who it will be about there are so many new characters to get to know.   They are all so fun to read and you really just want them to all find their perfect mate.

 

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

****Paranormal****
Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #9

Forbidden Hunger (Lee County Wolves) Book #1
Forbidden Seduction (Lee County Wolves) Book #2

****Contemporary****
Rodeo Romance

 

#Review – Existential (Fallen Aces MC #4) by: Max Henry

Title: Existential
Series: Fallen Aces MC #4
Author: Max Henry
Genre: MC Romance Suspense
Release Date: April 18, 2017 


How much suffering can a man withstand before he finally breaks? A question I used to ask myself often. Now I know the answer. 

As president of the Fallen Aces MC Fort Worth chapter, I’m looked to for guidance in times of crisis. I’m expected to set personal grievances aside and lead by example. Yet how can I do that when those grievances robbed me of my family, my life? My reason to be at the head of the table? 

My father: murdered. My baby sister: killed the same day. And my other sister? A mystery. I’m drowning in my desolation and yet nobody seems to care. Or maybe it’s the fact I won’t let them close enough to help? Either way, my losses are my own, and I’ll deal with them the only way I know how—by punishing myself. 

I’ve got it all figured out, at least, I thought I did. Until one woman, a traveller passing by, unravels the master plan. I see it in her eyes, the same distance, the same feeling that she doesn’t belong—that her time here is wasted. 

One woman who mirrors me in every way, and suddenly I find a reason to hold off the reaper a little longer. A reason to stay at the head of the table. A reason to show those who’ve hurt me that, although they brought the beast to its knees, I won’t lay down to die without a fight. 

Existential is book number four in the Fallen Aces MC series, but can be read as a standalone.



Melinda’s Review

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

Wow! What happens when you lose your family to your enemy but you are the leader of an MC and everyone looks to you for answers? Well let me tell you Hooch starts to self-destruct until the free spirit Dagne is brought to his doorstep.

Hooch is the president of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Fallen Aces MC. He lost his dad and sister on the same day. He is on a mission to do anything not to feel anymore.  I have to say I was not sure I was going to love this brooding man.

Dagne lives life as it comes she goes where ever the wind takes her and this time it was on the back of Digits bike to Fallen Aces MC. She learned quickly that they do not bring out the welcoming committee and red carpet when someone new shows up.

Hooch was not the nicest neither were certain women in the club but man could she hold her own when the time was needed.  Hooch gave her odd jobs that were usually saved for prospects but she never complained and did a great job.

The chemistry between Hooch and Dagne was great. Hooch and Dagne carved their way to my heart. A few of the Butcher Boys made appearances it was nice to get to see them.  Chan I just say the laundry room scene about broke me.  The story line and the twist that Max Henry put in this one had me flipping pages it was great.  I cannot wait for more of this series.

A few of my favorites:

My arms slip lower to his waist, and in the confines of the clubhouse laundry room, I finally find peace.

All this time I’ve been searching for a place that sets my soul at ease, when all along it was a person.

I can’t place a finger on what it is this traveler possesses that nobody has before her, but I know I need it. I’ve lost direction in life, and without her to steer me toward the sunrise I’d be forever lost in the dark, dank depths of my mind.

When I love something, I protect it with all I’ve got.


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He reaches out and threads his fingers under mine, bringing our joined hands between us on the floor. “Do you think it’s weak if a man admits his fears?”


I frown, squeezing his hand tight. “No.” Why would he even think that? “I think it’s honorable. It takes so much bravery to admit you have faults.”

“You think?”

“I know.” After all, aren’t I the authority on keeping faults a secret?

He sniffs, staring at the toes of his boots where they rest against the base of the washer. “Since everything went to shit last year, I get … I guess the only way to describe it is angry at myself.”

“What for? Do you blame yourself for what happened?”

His head drops back again, and he closes his eyes as his thumb traces a path on the back of my hand. “Yeah, but I know I shouldn’t. Still, knowin’ what I’m thinkin’ is wrong doesn’t make it go away. I still blame myself for everything, still hate myself for it.”

“That’s natural, though. You went through something traumatic, from what you’ve said of it, so you’ve got strong reactions that need a place to rest.”

“I went on a bender after they died,” he explains, opening his eyes to stare at the ceiling. “Drank, binged on coke, picked fights with my friends, and it wasn’t until I couldn’t remember what it was like to be straight that I finally realized why I did it.”

“Distraction?”

“To die.” 

A lump lodges in my throat as I take him in. At face value he’s strength and dominance. He’s a huge guy, intimidating to those who don’t know him, with his black clothing, leather, and piercings. He puts out an image of power, over others, and himself. But underneath it all he hides this.

“Don’t,” I utter. “Don’t say that again.”

“Why?” He rolls his head to look me in the eye. “It’s the truth, Dagne. I don’t want to do this anymore. Every day is hard. I wake up wishin’ it was time to go to sleep again, dreadin’ the day before it’s even happened.” His face moves through frustration and anger, glimpses of pain and despair between. “You have any idea what it’s like to just want to curl up in a ball and pretend the world doesn’t exist?”

“Yeah, I do,” I say. “I also know what it’s like to want to die. To know you’re too gutless to do it yourself, so you wish for something that’ll do it for you, like an illness, an accident, or a masochistic fucking father who hates the fact you breathe the same air as him.” Hooch’s eyes go wide, and I realize in that moment tears streak my cheeks. But fuck it—he needs to hear it. “I also know what it’s like to be hurt so bad that you finally believe that day has come, and in that second your foolishness and selfish thoughts come back to haunt you. What it’s like to realize when you’re faced with your own mortality that you don’t want to die … you just wish you were someone else, living another life.”

“Dagne—”

“Ah.” I lift my finger to stop him. “Nope. I’m not finished, mister.”

A small smile plays at the corner of his lips, and he reaches out to wipe my tears. “Carry on.”

“What you have to face is that you have the power to be somebody else. Fuck what your head tells you, Hooch. Your mind is a goddamn liar. It feeds off your fear, shows you your flaws while hiding your strengths. If you’re not happy,” I say, jabbing him in the chest, “change it. Do something about it. But don’t quit.”

“I’ve tried.” He captures my hand, focusing on the flesh of my palm as he traces the lines with his finger. “I really have, but my battery’s run dry, girl.”

“No,” I say, shaking my head. “It hasn’t. You just haven’t found what charges it yet.”

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#ReviewBlitz- Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott

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twistFrom New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes the second sizzling stand-alone novel in the Dive Bar series!

When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot bearded bartender Joe Collins only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.

Alex Parks is funny, fascinating, and pretty much everything he’s been looking for in a woman—except that she lives across the country. Soon they’re emailing up a storm and telling each other their deepest, darkest secrets…except the one that really matters.

When Alex pays Joe a surprise visit, however, they both discover that when it comes to love, it’s always better with a twist.


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This is the second book in the Dive Bar Series. Kylie has a way of sucking you into a book from the beginning and wanting to keep turning pages.  Ever feel like you were dropped into a twilight zone.  Well that is kinda what happens to Alex. She decides to go surprise a guy for his birthday that she has been emailing for months. When she arrives at the bar he has no idea who she is.  He has to be kidding with her he knows her. Gasp…what!! Joe has been pretending to be someone else this entire time.

I enjoyed Alex she was funny and witty but so did not want to trust Joe after what he did. Joe was the quiet bartender was loving and caring. The story line was great and watching Alex and Joe build on their friendship and grow into more was wonderful. Once things start going on the right path the past comes back and threatens to ruin everything they have overcome and built. Being able to read their emails from one another in the beginning stages of their relationship was perfect. I loved the banter these two had throughout the book and their relationship.

There was more going on it this book than just what Joe and Alex were going through. There was the whole Eric/Nell/Pat thing going on that took a twist I didn’t see coming.  We also get to see more of Vaughan and Lydia which was nice too. Oh and we even get a glimpse of the Stage Dive couples. Great job sucking me into the story my emotions were all over with this one and I cannot wait to see what is going to happen next.

 

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kyliescottimageKylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

 

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