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#Review – Beaumont Brothers Complete Series by Susan Griscom

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Profoundly Touching. “From the first page to the last I found myself enthralled in the story. Beautifully Wounded is an inspiring book, filled with hope and healing. I’m really looking forward to reading the next book in this series.” – The Kindle Book Review

“Lena and Jackson’s story is sweet, emotional, and a truly enjoyable read.” – Literal Addiction

Beautifully Wounded

Sometimes the only way to salvation… is to take a leap of faith.

Jackson Beaumont prides himself on being a nature-loving, guitar-strumming, carefree sort of guy. When the mysterious Lena Benton walks into his bar looking scared and defeated, it’s not something he can ignore. He’s immediately consumed by concern for her and driven by his desire to help. She’s just so beautiful. So wounded.

After being shuffled from one foster home to another growing up, Lena Benton dreamt of finding her prince charming. When the captivating Troy Harington sweeps her off her feet shortly after high school graduation, she’s certain she’s found her happiness. Unfortunately, Troy’s true colors surface shortly after their marriage and things turn ugly. Lena only has one choice. She has to leave him. She has to run…

Lena’s escape has brought her to Jackson, and he clearly wants to be there for her, but can she trust anyone again after what she’s gone through? And will Jackson be able to help her heal without losing his heart?

Beautifully Used

Sex with no strings. That’s the way Brodie Beaumont likes it. He uses women and they use him…

Suave, handsome Brodie Beaumont has a history of using and being used by women. A past he doesn’t like to talk about has turned him into the type of guy he is today, but he hasn’t really cared. Until the beautiful and feisty Gabrielle Demeres comes back into his life.

Gabrielle learned the hard way what type of guy Brodie was the first time she met him. His crude seduction attempt earned him a slap to his face, and Gabrielle wasn’t exactly looking forward to another encounter with the cad. Unfortunately, her best friend was marrying Brodie’s brother, and Gabrielle and Brodie would be forced to spend time together whether she liked it or not.

As things in the small, quiet town of Turtle Lake take a decidedly dark and dangerous turn, Gabrielle and Brodie only have each other to turn to. Will they be capable of over coming their aversion to one another while coping with their own troubled pasts and dealing with the current dangers surrounding them? Or is their hostility just skating the fine line between love and hate?

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He was broken.

Full of hate and sorrow.

Asher Beaumont never asked for much in life. All he wanted was to play his guitar, write music, and be recognized and loved by his father. Unfortunately, that last desire was never realized. The bastard died when Asher was just a kid. Then thirteen years later, his mother dies of a brain tumor, shattering him even more and leaving him hating everyone around him, except for his two best friends, Melody Stevens and her brother, Teddy.

Melody Stevens has crushed on her best friend, Asher Beaumont her entire life. But it’s always been a secret passion. Never something she’d act upon. But when she tells Asher she’s prepared—and determined—to lose her virginity to a guy he considers to be nothing more than a cad who sleeps with anything that wears a skirt, her best friend offers her a proposition she can’t really refuse.

When Asher stumbles across a letter left by his mother before her death, begging him to seek out his half-brothers, he and Melody begin a journey of discovery.

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Beautifully Wounded –
First off I need to say that one of the main characters of this story does experience physical abuse. This book is an incredible story with one strong woman that finds that she can trust again. If you have a trigger please be wary but the journey that she goes on is intense and passionate.
Lena is a woman who is being abused by her husband. She puts a plan in place to leave him but her plans are cut short when she needs to leave sooner rather than later. She does a series of things to hide her tracks well but she needs to stop to regroup. While trying to find this place to grab a coffee and figure out what her next move will be, she meets Jackson Beaumont. When he sees her he has a connection with her that he cannot shake. He is drawn to her, to help her. She reluctantly decides to stick around and to try and help herself but what she doesn’t count on is the trusting, loving, kind natured Jackson. He wants nothing more than to help her help herself. He shows her she can be independent and still ask and accept help from others.
This is a beautifully written insta-love with a breath taking happily ever after. Lena and Jackson help each other find a better person in themselves. I am absolutely in love with the Beaumont Brothers series. Grab your tissues….you’re gonna need them.

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I adore the Beaumont Brothers! This is Brodie and Gabrielle’s story. We have two people that couldn’t be more opposite of one another. Their first encounter was not fun and they are dreading seeing each other now. Brodie has a past that makes him who he is today, a playboy that will not commit to spending two nights with the same woman let alone commit to a relationship. Gabrielle has a past that she has kept hidden from everyone and has made her a bit more reserved than most. All hell breaks loose and they lean on each other for support. To watch their relationship bloom and feel every single emotion is beautiful. The author has an amazing way with words and will rock your world when you find out about their pasts!
There is a respect that these two develop for one another. Fear and rejection have made them weary but their love is incredible!

Beautifully Undone –
6 BEAUTIFUL STARS! “A streaming trail of need followed by want confused the hell out of me.” This almost sums the book up. Forgive me now for being so vague but I absolutely refuse to give any spoilers and have an incredible need to tell you all the reasons why you need to read this book. Asher and Melody are my new favorite book couple!
You know right from the start of the story that it is going to be deep. Amazing friendship, hate, love, confusion, and some HOT scenes! Asher, Melody, and her brother, Ted have been very close friends since they were young. What happens when you are friends with someone of the opposite sex? People misconstrue things and no one approaches you because they think you are taken. While going through a deep family loss, confusion is rising fast regarding feelings about your best friend and some long lost relatives. Asher and Melody are easy to fall in love with right from the beginning. There are many twists along their journey that will keep you stuck to this story. It’s like gravity!

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Award winning author, Susan Griscom, writes paranormal and contemporary romance. She’s hooked on gritty romances and is a huge fan of superheroes and bad boys confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers, and abilities beyond the norm mixed with steamy romance, of course.

She loves those days when she gets to sit around in her sweat pants, doing nothing but writing emotionally charged stories about love and violence and drinking coffee.

She lives in Northern California with her romantic husband and together they have five great superhero kids and eight mini-superhero grand kids, so far.

#WOTR #REVIEW – Rude (King’s Harlots #3) by JM Walker

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“An unexpected evil brings both the MC and Military world together in this brand new series by J.M. Walker”

His past haunts him.
Broken and destroyed, keep him silent and withdrawn.
Vice-One is the family he had always needed but it isn’t enough. Shadows of a nightmare threaten to take back the control he craves until Brogan Tapp unknowingly puts him in his rightful place.

She pretends to be happy.
Smile. Laugh. Repeat.
Going through the emotions of everyday life when really, she’s a scared little girl on the inside.
She tries hard to be what society considers as normal when Coby Porter helps her embrace the darkness within. He shows her it’s okay to be different.

Their souls collide, giving them the comfort they need when an unknown source takes pleasure in trying to rip them apart.

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Intense. Dark. Dangerous. Delicious. What do you do when you find your match? Coby-effing-Porter and Brogan-little one-Tapp. The most unlikely of pairs. In the past stories we learn that Coby is a man of few words. He only speaks when necessary and is like a ghost. Brogan is a small girl but is one of the toughest of the King’s Harlots. She is extremely outspoken and doesn’t beg for anything or anyone.

As King’s Harlots and Vice-One are dealing with their own personal issues they are still trying to get to the bottom of the trafficking scandal. One night Brogan is “interrogating” someone from the organization and Coby sees a very dark side of Brogan. What most people would find dark, scary, and extremely intimidating, Coby fills with a lustful desire for Brogan. Both have had their fair share of people they have slept with trying to sate their appetite but neither have been able to let go like they do with each other. They are in a complex game of give and take. Both have had terrible childhoods, very different but similar all the same. And here is where they they really start to rely on using each other. Brogan almost dies in an accident and Coby becomes extremely protective of her. Then, Boom! Buckle up for an intense ride!

And this is about all I can tell you of the actual story so there are no spoilers. But there isn’t just one twist that will stop you in your tracks but there are several twists that are going to make you gasp. I mean real, heartfelt, deep in your soul gasps. I thought the other books in this series were intense but this one takes the cake. Once again the bad guy is truly twisted and really puts this story in its place. I find that when I read a series that the first book is usually the best and then they wind down as you go through the series. Truthfully, this is my favorite one yet. It is not your normal damsel in distress. Again, many gasps…promise. There is plenty of hotness that I have come to know from JM Walker with this series but the rollercoaster ride of emotions is the killer. Beware, you won’t be able to put this one down!

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#WOTR #REVIEW – Stain (King’s Harlots #2) by JM Walker

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“An unexpected evil brings both the MC and Military world together in this brand new series by J.M. Walker”

He wants to be alone.
Nightmares from his past keep him guarded and afraid.
Vice-One is his life. They’re his brothers—the only people who helped keep him out of his own head long enough to move on from the childhood he never asked for.

His therapy has been protecting his country, barely taking a break before beginning his next mission. But no amount of training can prepare him for his great challenge yet—convincing Meeka Cline that she will be his.

She wants out.
Her world fell apart when King’s Harlots no longer trusted her, but she continues to fight to gain back their respect.
All she wants is to help those wronged by the evil that has put a shadow on everyone she knows.
Asher Donovan comes to her for help when he needs her most only to have passion flare up between them. One problem: He’s her best friend.

Putting aside their friendship, they use the heat between them to please the depraved minds they now understand…

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What did I just read?! Uh, yes! Gimme more! This can be read as a stand alone but I highly suggest reading Grit first because you get a feel for Asher and Meeka along with the rest of the supporting characters. Stain is aalllllllll about Asher and Meeka. These two have been best friends since they were kids. But that’s it, just friends. They trust each other implicitly. This is a story of friends turned lovers…sometimes a bit cliche’ but JM Walker hit it out of the park with their story.

Asher is undercover and trying to find the ringleader of this sex trafficking scandal that we learned about in Grit. He needs help and ends up bringing Meeka into this undercover as well, but not necessarily with her consent. As they are about to meet the person in charge now, Charles Brian, they end up kissing and things heat up extremely quick between the two of them. Now completely submerged into this other society they try to keep up appearances but things slowly unravel. Asher is more invested in the background of this story than you will ever expect. It will pull at your heartstrings! Unexpected people are in the middle and things go to hell in a hand basket very fast. Plenty of twists to keep you on your toes and constantly guessing who and what is going to happen next.

If there is one thing that JM Walker knows how to do, it’s writing a HAWT scene, but one thing I have come to love is the way the bad guy comes to life with her words. Charles Brian is a bad guy that you love to hate. As if Meeka and Asher aren’t intense enough on their own, the setting, the supporting characters and the bad guy will keep your heart pumping. I am not normally a fan of MC books but I cannot put this series down. Bad girls and their bad guys! Perfect combination.

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#PreOrderBlitz #ComingSoon #Contemporary More Than You Need (More Than Words 2) by Shayla Black

Release Date: June 13, 2017

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I’m Griffin Reed—cutthroat entrepreneur and competitive bastard. Trust is a four-letter word and everyone is disposable…except Britta Stone. Three years ago, she was my everything before I stupidly threw her away. I thought I’d paid for my sin in misery—until I learned we have a son. Finding out she’s engaged to a bore who’s rushing her to the altar pisses me off even more. I intend to win her back and raise our boy. I’ll have to get ruthless, of course. Luckily, that’s one of my most singular talents.

Sixty days. That’s what I’m asking the gritty, independent single mother to give me—twenty-four/seven. Under my roof. And if I have my way, in my bed. Britta says she wants nothing to do with me. But her body language and passionate kisses make her a liar. Now all I have to do is coax her into surrendering to the old magic between us. Once I have her right where I want her, I’ll do whatever it takes to prove I more than need her.

This book is the second in the More Than Words series. The books are companions, not serials, meaning that backstory, secondary characters, and other elements will be easier to relate to if you read the installments in order, but the main romance of each book is a stand-alone.

This book contains lines that may make you laugh, events that may make you cry, and scenes that will probably have you squirming in your seat. Don’t worry about cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! (Does not contain elements of BDSM or romantic suspense.)

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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

 

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#Review #NewSeries #Contemporary Jesse’s Hideout (Bluegrass Spirits Book 1) by Kallypso Masters

When the spirits of an infamous outlaw and a cookie-baking grandmother team up to bring together two unlikely lovers, what could possibly go wrong?

These two meddlesome spirits aren’t the only souls hiding out in the haunted Jesse’s Hideout B&B in Kentucky. Tillie Hamilton has made the 180-year old house her sanctuary ever since its owner, a lonely old woman, rescued her from neglect when she was only eight-years-old.

When her benefactor’s grandson, Greg Buchanan, discovers that Tillie has been exploiting his grandmother’s memory by putting out cookbooks and advertisements claiming Gram haunts the house, he vows to debunk the innkeeper’s claims. Until he discovers that Tillie is not what he expected.

Greg has a hidden agenda of his own as he came here to prove that Jesse James returned to the house long after he was believed dead. But proving that theory without Tillie thinking he’s off his rock might be harder than he thought. Does the infamous outlaw and Gram have something brewing in the hideout—like finding a happily ever after for two workaholics who need each other?

Jesse’s Hideout is the start of a new and totally different series for Kallypso Masters. Masters tells us the tale of Tillie Hamilton a rural Kentucky B&B owner who’s house was once a hideout for the infamous Jesse James.
She was left the house by the woman that recused her as a small child. She can still feel her spirit in the house and has used her memory of Mrs. Foster to help bring people into the house since she had it converted to a B&B.
Greg Buchanan is a architect from Minneapolis, who believes that Tillie is a charlatan and is exploiting his grandmother’s memory by telling people that she is haunting the house. He vows to prove that she is lying while also proving that the things written in her journals about Jesse James are true.
I love reading a book that has places that I’ve been to before, seeing them from someone else’s perspective makes them new again. Growing up one county over from the places in the book makes me so happy!!
Tillie is a perfect example of a woman who just wants to live her life as simple as she can and bring joy to the people who come into her life through her B&B. She’s such a sweet and warm person, but really doesn’t like when she has to let others do for her.
Greg comes to the B&B believing that she is a bad person and learns that she really isn’t and learns to open his heart too.
The addition of Greg’s young son in the story is wonderful and brings out so much more from both of these characters.
We also see the spirits of Mrs. Foster and Jesse James himself in the story. The transition between the scenes of living and the spirits is seamlessly written and does not make the story start and stop. These two spirits trying to bring these lonely hearts together is so sweet and the story behind why they want these two together fits the story perfectly.
Masters writing in these story is so much softer, but it does not take away from her storytelling ability it enhances it!! I love this new direction and can’t wait for the next book, new spirits, new characters and a new Kentucky County.

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Kallypso Masters is a USA Today Best-Selling Author with half-a-million copies of her books sold in paperbacks and e-books since August 2011. All of her books feature alpha males, strong women, and happy endings because those are her favorite stories to read. After dabbling at writing since high school (a very long time ago!) and hoping to become a Romance writer about as long, she’s living the dream and has been since May 2011.

An eighth-generation Kentuckian, Kally is excited to embark on the new Bluegrass Spirits series with stories set in some of her favorite places in her home state.

Kally has been living her own happily ever after for nearly 34 years with her hubby, known to her readers as Mr. Ray. They have two adult children, a rescued dog, and a rescued cat. And Kally lives for visits from her adorable grandson, Erik.

Kally is also the author of the USA Today Bestselling Rescue Me Saga series featuring emotional, realistic Erotic Romance novels with characters finding alternative methods for handling and healing from past traumas and PTSD. She also has published two Rescue Me Saga spinoff books—Western Dreams (Rescue Me Saga Extras #1) and Roar, a standalone with familiar secondary characters from the main series. (Roar will serve as the bridge to a future Romantic Suspense trilogy with Patrick, Grant, and Gunnar.)

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#NewRelease #Review #Contemporary More Than You Want (More Than Words Book 1) by Shayla Black

Release Date: April 11, 2017
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I’m Maxon Reed—real estate mogul, shark, asshole. If a deal isn’t high profile and big money, I pass. Now that I’ve found the property of a lifetime, I’m jumping. But one tenacious bastard stands between me and success—my brother. I’ll need one hell of a devious ploy to distract cynical Griff. Then fate drops a luscious redhead in my lap who’s just his type.
College senior Keeley Kent is broke enough to accept a pretty penny while I teach her to be Griff’s perfect girlfriend. But somewhere between the makeover and the witty conversation, I’m having trouble resisting her. The quirky dreamer is everything I usually don’t tolerate. But she’s beyond charming. I more than want her; I’m desperate to own her. I’m not even sure how drastic I’m willing to get to make her mine—but I’m about to find out.
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I love the start of a new series by a favorite author and Shayla Black did not disappoint here.
We are sent to the lovely tropical paradise of the Hawaiian Island of Maui with Maxon Reed and Kelley Kent.
Maxon is a high powered real estate mogul, number one on the island, and deals with million dollar listings. He also happens to be a workaholic who is always looking out for himself, if that happens to make him a jerk so be it.
Kelley is a sassy older college student and holds down various other jobs, one of them a singer at a bar.
Maxon has learned that he has to compete with another agent to get this new multimillion dollar listing. The problem is the other agent is his younger brother Griff whom he hasn’t spoken to in three years due to a series of errors on both their parts.
Enter Kelley, the perfect distraction for Griff to drop the ball on the listing. He just has to get her to agree to be the distraction and not get distracted himself, when she shows him what he has been missing out on while being a workaholic.
Kelley is so vivacious and zen I love her!! The only thing she really wants in life is to be happy and that is a awesome thing to me. Not money, not some high powered job, just happiness something that Maxon is sorely needing, for someone who seems to have it all he has no idea what he has.
I go between wanting to smack him and feeling sorry for him. He knows nothing of love only revenge and being number one, that is the way the was raised.
He fights so hard to not fall for Kelley while getting her prepared for Griff, when the time comes to choose between her and getting the listing he does something utterly stupid.
I love the way that things come to head, its great and it came outta left field for me!! I adore getting surprised in a book and Kelley surprised the heck outta me. Music is a big part of this book and the songs that Black uses fit so well that I find myself humming them throughout the book.
The ending was perfect and finding out that Griff story was next was great. I loved Kelley and Maxon and cant wait to read Griff, I also hope to see more of their little sister.

 

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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
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# WOTR #Review #BDSB #Contemporary Resisting My Submission (The Doms of Genesis Book 7) by Jenna Jacob

They say first impressions mean everything. Either Maximus “Max” Gunn didn’t get the memo or he didn’t care. The gorgeous, muscle-bound Dominant’s assumption that I, Mistress Sammie, was a submissive set my blood boiling. I wanted to drive the toe of my coveted Louis Vuitton stilettos between his legs—and bring him to his knees.

But anger wasn’t the only burning emotion Max ignited inside me. The potent sexual attraction we share threatened to burn me alive, too. Unwilling to cede our Dominance, the battle for control raged like a third world war, both in and out of the dungeon. It would take a coup d’état for love to conquer our drive to command.

But when Max learns the secrets of my past, and attempts to heal my scars, I don’t know if I’ll be able to still the battle…or fall willingly to my knees.

Club Genesis, a place that has seen a lot of bad things for the members that call it home. If walls could talk, these walls could say a heck of a lot about the bad times, good times, and the oh so yummy times that go on here.
Mistress Sammie is who this book is about and boy did it blow my mind grapes! This series never fails to make me weepy and Jacob’s had me putting my device down just a couple chapters in to get a hold of myself.
Mistress Sammie is the bartender and and one of the club’s resident Dommes, I like to call her the velvet lined iron Domme, as she can be hard when she needs to be but does it with a beautiful softness.
Maximus Gunn is Master Dylan’s friend that is coming to the club for a visit and Mistress Sammie is ask to show him around until he his co-Dom Master Nick and their sub Savannah get their.
Max is a tatted up, tan, former Marine who is also a Dom and as soon as he and Mistress Sammie meet sparks fly. He asks questions and she snaps at him, he pushes buttons are her that make her go nuts, he’s attracted and so is she but they are both Dominant people and the two just do not go together.
When the reason for why Max makes her so defensive all the time comes out, man it was a bombshell and blew me away. As she is remembering her past and breaking down I had no choice but to go down that spiral with her, that is how good Jacob’s is at pulling at emotions. Max does not let her hide behind the walls that she has built though, he doesn’t just use a wreaking ball to get them down either. He helps her tear them down herself one by one and allows the true her to shine through.
Not only does Club Genesis see the birth of a new woman and relationship but, it has to deal with ex member Master Kerr that breaks in and steals the member’s info to try and start a club of his own. Which leads to a a group from the club infiltrating and rescuing Subs that he has beaten.
I always think that the newest Club Genesis book can’t top the previous, then I start the newest and i am just as blown away. I also thought that Daddy Drake and Trevor’s book was my favorite, but this one may have just changed my mind.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Jenna Jacob’s erotic romance comes from the heart of submission. With over twenty years’ experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, Jenna strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and may leave you with a better understanding of the fulfillment found in the BDSM power exchange.

A married mom of four grown children, Jenna and her husband lives in Kansas. Her passions include her family, reading, camping, cooking, music, and riding Harleys. She loves to make people laugh with her outgoing and warped sense of humor. If you’re looking for hot romance with a kinky twist, pick up one of Jenna’s books.

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#Review #Contemporary #BDSM Solid Stone: Revolving Door (Solid Stone #1) by E.G. Patrick

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Some may say I’m quiet and unassuming. It would shock most that my nights are filled with dark elaborate fantasies. I never thought they’d come to life until I opened the door to Adam Stone, the Master of the Boardroom and the Bedroom. My tantalizing new reality with Adam scares the hell out of me. I know I should run like hell, but I can’t. He makes me want more, much more.”

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I have been deemed the Master of Mergers. I have what it takes to bind the largest and most competitive companies when no else can. But, Violet… she’s milk and honey, untainted, a clean slate. When she walked through the door, I knew I had to have her. I wanted her more than any other woman, and I always get what I want.

Can Violet and Adam’s passion ignite an everlasting fire? Or will their differences make their romance go up in flames?

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First let me say I love reading new authors, but I especially love getting so sucked into a story that you can’t but it down and that is what E.G. Patrick did to me with this book!!
Violet is a paralegal who had a traumatic event in her dating past that put her off dating since. Adam is a high powered attorney who is confident and in control of all aspects of his life. The two couldn’t be more different from each other in every way.
The two run into each other, literally, several times and each are attracted to the other and decide to go on a date.
What follows is a roller coaster of emotions.
Violet is majorly attracted to Adam who she believe is so above her level, she is after all a is a woman of modest means and a virgin. She is a virgin with some deeply hidden desires though.
Adam is a rich man who has had lots of short term relationships and does not deal with emotions.
They both want only each other, Violet falls in love with Adam but he can not give her more than just right now and after hearing his story I can really understand why.
At times you wanna hate Adam because he seems quite controlling, at others you wanna smack Violet for taking to long to understand why.
They are really good together and the sex scenes are majorly HOT and hearing Violets inner desires are like Whoa!!
Just when she lets Adam know about her secrets, the book ends!!!! What else could I do but get the second book!!!
Violet is also getting some anonymous text messages that she is ignoring thinking they are nothing but I think they may be a jealous ex of Adam’s.
I can’t wait to get started on book 2.

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E.G. Patrick lives in the city of Toronto and enjoys traveling and meeting new people. Writing is a wonderful change from the corporate world and an important part of E.G.’s life. When not writing, E.G. spends time with family and friends and adores animals. A glass of red wine is another form of relaxation for E.G. Cheers!

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#NewRelease #Shifter #Review Witch’s Mate (True Mates Book 4) by Alicia Montgomery

***Can be read as a standalone werewolf shifter billionaire paranormal romance book**

The next arc of the True Mates Series begins with San Francisco Alpha Liam Henney and witch Lara Chatraine as they fight their growing attraction.

When a chance encounter with Liam Henney sparks instant lust, Lara Chatraine discovers that the Lycan Alpha may be her True Mate. Lara Chatraine was born with special powers, but it comes with a price: a curse, one that would put Liam in danger if they pursued their attraction. Determined to protect him, she resists his advances and keeps the knowledge of their true connection to herself.

As Alpha to the most powerful clans on the West Coast, Liam Henney has a duty to his family and his people, not only to protect them, but also to produce the next Lycan heir. But, weeks after their passionate encounter, Liam can’t get Lara out of his mind. The normally constrained and reserved Liam has had one thing on his mind – to possess the bewitching beauty and make her his.

When members of the San Francisco clan turn up dead, suspicion turns to the bloodthirsty mages. Liam and Lara must work together to stop Master Mage Stefan, and take him down before he harms more people and expose the existence of Lycans and witches to the world. As Liam breaks down her defenses and stokes her desires, can Lara keep him safe from her curse and defeat the mages before it’s too late?

Witch’s Mate is a full-length (over 70,000 words) werewolf paranormal romance with explicit love scenes, naughty language, and shifter suspense action with guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers!

Although it works as a standalone romance story, this book takes place in the True Mates series. Though not necessary, I recommend you read the rest of the books to understand the world and the main plot.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book

Witch’s Mate is book 4 in the True Mates series and is about the Liam Henney, Alpha of a old and powerful family on the West Coast and Lara Chatraine a witch that is working with the New York Alpha against the mages.
These two are not new to each other, they’ve met before when rescuing her cousin from the mages that kidnapped her. They also had a hot elevator encounter at the Fenrir Corporation. It was so hot that neither can stop thinking of the other and thinking about Liam is something that Lara just can not have.
Lara is not just a witch, she is a blessed witch and blessed witches have great powers, but because being blessed is from the Goddess herself the must be balance and the balance is not being able to love. If she falls in love she then dreams of that loved ones death and then it happens. She fell in love before and the man was killed right in front of her and after the elevator episode she is scared that Liam could be someone that she could love and she doesn’t want to because she doesn’t want another good man to die. Since the elevator she is always on his mind even when he is back home in San Francisco. He knows that mages need to be stopped and if going to New York and helping Grant fight them also allows him to be with her, great.
Lara fights what she feels so hard, but you can only fight love and True Mates for so long. True Mates between a lycan and witch is practically unheard of, but fate has plans of her own and I believe that these 4 True Mate couples are going to be used for something major in the future and have a lycan/witch mated pair is going to be world changing.
So, we have a hot couple, a dangerous foe, a battle, another kidnapping, and several new characters. There also is hurt feeling in the name of love.
This book has it all and be prepared to yell at your reading device when they make you feel all the feels. I’m excited for the next book and cant wait to see who the next couple will be!!

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Alicia Montgomery has always dreamed of becoming a romance novel writer. She started writing down her stories in now long-forgotten diaries and notebooks, never thinking that her dream would come true. Now, after taking the well-worn path to a stable career, she is now plunging into the world of self-publishing. She thanks her wonderful friends, M, J, and L, who encouraged her to pursue this brand new adventure, and her husband JT who is getting his thanks in the form of “research.”

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#AuthorSpotlight – Hell yeah! Chasing Butterflies by @1JenniferLabell #KindleWorlds #Romance

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Sawyer Maddox hasn’t had an easy life…

She’s the daughter of Kerrville’s biggest drug addicts and she knows what it’s like to be belittled and neglected. She keeps to herself as much as possible and has nobody to count on but her sister, Carley. She’s loved and failed, and with nothing left to lose the two sisters leave the only home they’ve ever known to start fresh someplace new.

They’ve established a good life in Minneapolis for the past eight years. Sawyer finds her passion through her art and tattooing, and her sister finds the love of her life. Her happiness disintegrates when Carley dies in a fire and she’s left utterly alone in the world.

It’s been a long time since she’s been home, but she decides to say goodbye to Minnesota and returns to the Hill Country of Texas. The town is familiar, and she’s determined to bring beauty back to those horrible memories that plague her. She’s not the same woman she once was, and Mad Ink, her very own tattoo shop is how she plans to make those dreams come true. What she doesn’t expect, however, is to run into the dark haired, green eyed, sexy cowboy she left behind.

Jagger Hale is instantly drawn to the brunette beauty sitting at the bar the moment he walks into Hardbodies. She looks eerily similar to the woman he once loved, and the moment he finds out she is indeed the one who got away he has his own agenda in mind—getting Sawyer back. But first he needs to come up with a plan to woo her. Now that he has her in his sights again he doesn’t plan on ever letting her go. All he needs is that second chance…

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“Nice ink you’ve got there.” He gestured towards the half sleeve she had on her right arm and she couldn’t help but smile.

“Thanks, I love my art on the body and off of it.” She closed her eyes and took a deep breath before she opened them again. It had been a long day. “Do you have any?”

“Tattoos?” He lifted his eyebrow and smirked. “One, but I’d have to take off some clothing for anyone to see it.”

Damn it! He’s flirting. “Jagger.” Sawyer said as if she was exasperated with him already, but secretly she was really wondering where on that delicious body of his it was located. Not that she’d ever admit that out loud or anything.

“That’s my name. Speaking of, I never did get yours,” he said just as they’d reached her car.

“Uh huh, now if I gave you that the mystery would be over.” Her keys jangled as she grabbed them from her pocket, but Jagger leaned against the driver side door before she could open it. “And, right now I’m still unsure if you’d like what I had to say. Best to play it safe I think.” She took a step forward hoping he’d take the hint and move out of her way but the stubborn stud wasn’t budging.

“I don’t know any man who doesn’t like a challenge sweetheart and I will figure you out. So consider me intrigued.” He smiled and stood straighter. “Now, how much have you had to drink?”

“What?” she asked totally taken off guard by the question. “I am not drunk.” Hell, it had taken her over an hour to finish her first beer, and she hadn’t even finished her second one.

“Let me be the judge of that.” He held his hand out and wiggled his fingers. “I have a feeling we’ve met before I just can’t seem to place it yet, and if that’s the case you know I’m a decent guy. So I think maybe you should pass me your keys and I’ll make it my duty to get you home safely.”

“Absolutely not!” she said and gripped them tighter.

“You need references darlin’? If so, feel free to march back inside and get as many as you need. I know almost everyone inside including the owner,” he said and waited.

Sawyer was in complete shock. In fact, so much so, her mouth was literally hanging open. Of all the nerve…wow. She fidgeted and then narrowed her eyes at him. “There’s no need. I appreciate your concern but I’m perfectly capable of taking myself home.”

He chuckled in response and then crossed his arms. The smooth tan skin and bulging muscles of his forearms distracted her and she muttered another curse under her breath when she looked back up to his face and he winked. Busted!

“Humor me.” He repeated, “Are you always this pigheaded or is all of it reserved just for me tonight?” He held out his hand again. “Come on just consider this some good old southern hospitality. You get home safely and I feel better about it.”

“Fine, it’s not like I’ve been given any other choice.” She handed him her keys and stomped her feet as she made her way to the passenger side. “Stubborn? Huh!” She huffed. “Takes one to know one.”

“It’s all just part of the package.” He teased. Once they were inside and all buckled up he turned towards her. “Now were to.”

Sawyer gulped as she looked into those hypnotizing green eyes of his and knew that she was royally screwed. Because the moment she gave him the address to her folks place he’d know exactly who she was and that might not be a good thing.

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Jennifer Labelle resides in Canada with her husband and three beautiful children. After her third child she became a stay at home mom. In her busy household Jennifer likes to spend her down time engrossed in the stories that she creates. She is an active reader of romance (especially historical), mystery and anything paranormal. With an education in Addictions work she’s decided to take a less stressful approach in life and hopes that you enjoy, as she shares some of her imagination with all of you.

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