“I love being naked. Naked is awesome.” ~Cooper Miles
Life used to be an endless party. I worked hard and played harder (as often as possible). But things change—people change—and lately the party life isn’t doing it for me.
Enter Amelia. It isn’t every day that you meet a girl in a wedding dress in a bar. A girl whose life just took a sharp left turn she wasn’t expecting.
Kissing her? It’s no big deal—totally just for fun. She’s had one hell of a day, and a little kissing lesson by Cooper is bound to make her feel better. Getting in a little dig at the dumbass who left her at the altar is a bonus.
The invitation back to her hotel? That, I wasn’t expecting.
Saying yes to her is reckless. Not because I’m a stranger to a one-night-stand. And not because she’s in a wedding dress, and the words this is my first time cross her lips.
Saying yes to Amelia is reckless because she’s making me feel things I’ve never felt before—big things. Nothing scares me. But this girl? She might be magic, and I have no idea what to do with that.
Claire Kingsley writes smart, sexy romances with sassy and often quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and ALL the big feels.
She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.
Claire might have thought that having one less man to deal with in the reality show Matchmaker would have made her life easier, but she was wrong. As they all get to know each other better, Claire discovers that being compatible with each man doesn’t make him an ideal mate. And, as they make their way through another week of dates, Claire finds that one of them doesn’t even want to be there…
What?!?!?!? I don’t even know where to start with this one. Please forgive me for being so vague with this review because I refuse to give anything away. First, I was taken by surprise at who was sent home. Second, wow, we get to see some true colors from the guys as they are all getting to know each other and so is Claire. Third, what is his decision going to be at the end?!?!?! I Yep everyone! There is a cliffhanger and this time it isn’t up to the audience or Claire. The “guys” all have some great qualities but again when people really start to get to know each other things start to go awry. Oh and Claire shares some really intimate moments in this installment that really plucked at my heart strings. Again, I am not normally a fan of reality type shows like this but am absolutely hooked with Matchmaker. I can’t wait to make it to the end and see what kind of twist the author is going to give us.
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging than Dirty Dancing, she–like Baby–won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance–and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.
Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point?
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She’s all alone in the darkness.
He’s lighting up the stage.
But not even the brightest spotlight can reach the shadows of a broken soul.
Every wanna-be rocker dreams of the day when crazed fans will pack their shows. But the more people worship me as some kind of musical god, the more I realize why singers are called “performers.” I’m just a pretender. A fake.
I need something real. Something to break through the revolting glamour that’s bled into every part of my life. And for one perfect night, I found that in Sara.
Then she ran.
No sane woman would’ve ever walked away from Declan Hollis after only one night. But
walking away from him was the safest move for both of us.
I’ve spent so much time burying my old self in the past, trying to erase the vulnerable person I used to be. I’m smarter now—men are dangerous, and relationships are doubly so.
But the more time I spend away from him, the more I want to go back.
I may end up shattered all over again. Or maybe, just maybe, he’ll be the one to help me pick up the pieces.
“We should stop,” I said in the brief time it took for our mouths to separate, reposition, and dive right back into each other. “Declan, we need to stop.”
“Do we? Do we really?”
“Yeah.” I squeezed my eyes shut tight, trying to focus, to break out of the hold he had on me. Both internally and externally. “I need an intermission.”
He pulled back but didn’t let go of me. “Do I have to let go of you entirely? I really don’t want to.”
“Um…it would probably be easier for me to think if you did.”
“You scare me a little when you think.” He let out a big sigh, then inhaled deeply. “Especially because I have this awful feeling that you’re about to say that it’s nothing personal, but this isn’t going to work out.”
“Wow,” I said, unhappy he was right. “You’re good.”
“No. Good is what I think we could be. Together.” He paused, studying my face, his gaze moving from the eyes I’d just opened to the lips his had just released. “You’re serious. Fuck, of course, you’re serious.”
“Sorry.” I was trying to be smart and not get hurt, and the universe dropped him into my path. A test of strength I wasn’t sure I was up to.
“Don’t be sorry. Be…” He briefly dropped his head forward and then looked up again. “Before you tell me to go away, can I have a minute to make my case?”
“It’s not going to change anything.” Ugh. I’d never heard anything said with as much regret.
“Come on… I deserve one measly minute, don’t I?” He looked so sincere…and kind of needy. A big, beautiful man needed me. Not that I’d never seen need on a man’s face before, but everything about Declan was different. Not only did he want to sleep with me, he wanted to talk to me, too. Part of me actually thought he might still want to talk to me even if he were one hundred percent sure he’d never get to sleep with me again. That was definitely something I never thought I’d see.
“Only if you step back at least a foot.”
“A foot?” Even in the dark, his eyes shone with life and a little humor. “Is that at all negotiable?”
I grumbled under my breath. “Fine. Stay…six inches away.”“If you really don’t want any part of me to touch you, there needs to be more than six inches between us,” he said, adjusting the erection stretching the front of his jeans.
I raised an eyebrow and put my hands on his chest. “Well, aren’t you cocky.”
“Yep. And, for the record? I’
m a good inch, inch-and-a-half cockier than six inches.”
“Huh. Are you sure about that?” I teased. He didn’t need to know I thought he was selling himself short at seven and a half inches.
“Damn, woman.” Running a hand through his hair, he chuckled. “Are you this hard on everyone’s ego?”
“Just yours.” I pressed my lips together to stop myself from laughing. “I guess that means you’re lucky.”
“Not unless you let me kiss you again, I’m not.”
Lauren Stewart grew up reading Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, James Clavell, Piers Anthony, and Agatha Christie, which explains why she can’t seem to stick to one genre at a time.
She got to the more romantic stuff pretty late, but paranormal romance was what changed her from an obsessed reader into an obsessed reader and writer. Her writing style comes from a mash-up of all her early favorites and her new ones, women like JR Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Alice Clayton, Emma Scott, and Janet Evanovich. Wow, how much would you pay to be invited to that dinner party?
Lauren wants to make people think, cry, and giggle, not necessarily all at the same time (although it’s great when it happens). In every one of her books, you’ll find elements of other genres – fantasy, mystery, romance, paranormal, suspense, YA, women’s literature, all with a touch of humor.
Because what doesn’t kill us should make us laugh.
Mysterious. Anonymous. Genius.
No one knows the identity of the famous urban artist known only as Tag, and that’s just the way Tag likes it. He got his start in one of the most gang-ridden neighborhoods in Chicago by anonymously tagging his world with beautiful graffiti, and that anonymity kept him alive. Sure, Tag’s work is now so hot it’s being turned into tattoos at the greatest tattoo studio in the world, House of Payne, but he’s still not going to reveal himself. To anyone.
Volatile. Passionate. Brilliant.
Artist Ivy Gemelli is the last of her family. Mother—dead. Father—shot in his cab for fifty bucks. Uncle and brother—murdered in the family’s auto paint shop, which was then burned down to the ground. She’s the last one standing in a never-ending struggle to just freaking survive, and it’s made her tougher than nails. That’s why, when she sees her own art show up in Tag’s designs, she’s more than ready to go to war.
Hot. Powerful. Irresistible.
Tag wasn’t looking for a sexy complication like Ivy, but that’s exactly what he’s got. Her murdered brother’s long-ago lie brought them together, but now that Tag’s got Ivy in his sights, he’s not about to let her go. Ivy is all fire and fury, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep this sex-on-stilettos woman with him, even if he has to keep her in the dark about his past.
***This standalone, hot contemporary romance contains a strong alpha male, mention of the sexual practice of edging, and a spank or two (or three). There are multiple, explicit sex scenes (you have been warned). No cheating, no love triangles, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed. This book is not intended for readers under the age of 18**
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.
It’s time to go back to my favorite Chicago Tatttoo shop House of Payne!!Boy does Gail start this one off with a bang!!
Ivy isn’t about to let anyone steal her unique artist signature and she doesn’t care how famous he is.
Ivy is awesome!!!She is a stuff as nails girls from a rough part of Chicago and has lead a rough life.The one thing that has been there for her is her art, the thing that she has had all her life.She might be small but she is mighty and takes no crap off anyone!!
Tag is a internationally known artist, will known as everyone knows the name and art, but no one knows who the mysterious artist actually is.
I love how Ivy and Tag are introduced!!Talk about bearing it all for your art, lol.She’s so talented and feisty I want to be her when I grow up.I also love how when she learns the truth about something she owns up to her mistakes.
Tag, well I must say I must say he is no Max, however he ain’t half bad. While he is a artist that creates tattoo designs for the House he isn’t a tattooist.He always goes after what he wants and after seeing Ivy he wants her.
While the way these two get together is not your average meeting, it certainly is fitting for two unique artist to come together in their own unique way.No one else can say that they met the way they did.
The way the get to see where both Tag and Ivy came from and what they made of themselves is awesome.It just shows you that you can be more than your surroundings.
I have never been to Chicago but Gail has a way of making me feel like I am there each and every time I read one of her House of Payne books and a way to make you feel like you are a part of the family that is the House of Payne.
I can’t wait to find out more about the new characters that have been introduced and see our old friends again in the next book!!
A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail wrote stories between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a skating coach who was also a romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from PNR and cyberpunk to contemporary romance at night, both dreams have come true.
In a world where I had no say, violence became my refuge, and nothing else mattered.
Not even my own life.
It all started the first time I heard that voice. Giving me hope for tomorrow. My first love was everything all at once.
Except, I never imagined there were secrets that needed to be shared. Lies that needed to be confessed. Truths that needed to be told.
Demons that needed to be buried.
Once I realized the depth, the longing, the sadness and sorrow in her eyes mirrored mine, it was too late. Love didn’t come to me as heartbreak, it came as everything I’ve ever wanted. Walking away wasn’t an option, but it was the only choice I had.
I finally found the price of love and it cost me…
My body molded perfectly against his like I was
made just for him, only him. It was the most overwhelming, mind blowing,
consuming feeling I’d ever felt in my entire life. There would be no coming
back from this.
Ruining me for any other guy. He slowly parted his lips, beckoning me to do the
same. I followed his lead, imitating the same rhythm he set. His tongue traced
my swollen lips, and it left the craziest sensation in its wake. A tingly fire
that only he could put out. I’d never be able to lick my lips and not think of
this very moment. It would be lodged next to my heart where he belonged.
I pulled back my tongue, and he took it as an open invitation to gently push
his into my awaiting mouth. Seeking mine out, turning this kiss into something
more than I could have ever imagined it could be.
No words came close to describing what was happening between us. The feelings
he stirred deep within my mind, my soul, matching my emotions with each stroke
of his tongue and lips. This push and pull was as uncontrollable as where fate
wanted to take us. I never wanted him to stop kissing me.
Not for a second.
Noah’s lips were meant to be on mine. My body was meant to be beneath his. Our
hearts were meant to be together.
I was his girl.
I had always been his girl.
USA Today Bestselling Author of Lost Boy, El Pecador, El Santo, Ends Here, Keeping
Her Wet, Road to Nowhere, El Diablo, The Good Ol’ Boys Standalone Series, The
VIP Trilogy, Tempting Bad, and Two Sides.
M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has
angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been
reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. All time favorite books
are The Bronze Horseman Trilogy by Paullina Simons.
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She
is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German shepherd
mixes, a Wheaten Terrier and a Tabby cat.
The struggle between good and evil. Isabella Life’s constantly throwing me curveballs. It’s what I do with them that determines my destiny. Everyone has dreams of the perfect life. Depending on what your vision of happiness is, you try your hardest to achieve it. I thought I had found that special someone, until the bottom fell out and I woke from my dream; realizing I’d actually been living a nightmare all along. Nothing seems real anymore as I walk through the haze of what has become my life. When I sank to the bottom where the darkness eclipsed the light, I began to struggle against the quicksand of sorrow, hoping I could make it back to the top.
Dominic In the blink of an eye, my life turned out for the worse. I was drowning in the chaos of what had become my life. What do you do when you’ve lost everything you once held close to your heart? After turning to alcohol, sex, and cheap women to soothe the ache, I decided I needed to find the man I once was before there was no coming back. My soul bled for the other half of my heart. She entered my life like a tiny hurricane in need of direction. Could this be what I’ve been searching for? Could she be my salvation?
Jackson made sure that he not only stripped me of my self-esteem, but took away anyone that meant something to me. If my sole attention wasn’t given to him at all times, hell hath no fury. How I stayed with him for all those years, I will never understand, but love is a twisted motherfucker. Jackson is the master of mindfuckery, and I let him convince me that I was nobody without him. Nobody would ever want me or love me. Except Jackson. Therefore, he became my everything. I was convinced I had no other choice in life.
After a few months apart, the asshole is still trying to control my life. The only way I see out of this mess is to move away, or he’s always going to have a hold on me. I can’t let him continue to have that kind of control. I know it won’t solve everything, or erase the memories, but a change couldn’t hurt any more than staying. Here’s to daydreaming, or the search for something better. Anything besides the hell I’m currently drowning in.
It wasn’t always like this. I was head-over-heels in love with a man who owned my heart. He treated me like a goddess until drugs and other women became more important to him. I became his fake front, the frame for the picture-perfect normal life he pretended to have, to the eyes of onlookers. He was good at making false appearances and keeping them up for those he needed something from. He’s a looker and a charmer, always using it to his advantages. I know that better than anyone, because I fell for it time and time again.
You never truly know someone until you’ve lived with them, seen the changes that occur over time, and the power that enables people to do your bidding. Don’t get me wrong; not all men are douchebags. I just seem to attract them like a fucking magnet.
Once the verbal, sexual and physical abuse started, I became a shell of the woman that I remember. Excuse after excuse kept me hanging on, believing that one day I’d get the man I fell in love with back. Abuse is like that – they make you believe it’s your fault. You try your hardest to please that person, but fail miserably every time, leaving you with self-doubt, wondering what your purpose in life really is. You can never do right, because it’s never going to be enough. You will never be enough.
K.A. Graham grew up in a small town in Oregon. Through the years, her love for writing and poetry, turned into something she had only dreamt of. Writing her own book. She’s faced many obstacles in her life, but the love and devotion of her parents, have always kept her grounded. She is an avid reader, blogger and does PA work for a few authors, which keeps her quite busy. Hard rock music lover and horror movie buff, with a love and appreciation for tattoos. Her addictions include copious amounts of caffeine, Chinese food and Haribos candy. #EmbraceTheLove #ForgetTheHate
Drake Morgan has kept his family secret from the humans for eternity, having no desire to put their existence out into the open like the other shifterkind. He lives a solitary life with his two brothers hidden on his farm deep in the backwoods of Northern Mississippi.
Every spring, their bears call to prepare their home for the arrival of a mating season. The search for their mates begins, and Drake has to rethink his disgust of humans when one of their females show up on his land, scenting of his destined mate. Morgan’s bear demands he keep her for himself, but he knows she will never accept his true nature.
Tessa Ward moved to this little town to hide from her abusive ex, taking two jobs to pay rent and put food on the table. Her position at the local parts store sends her into the heart of the country to make one simple delivery to the local farmer, Drake Morgan. Upon arrival, she is thrown into the world of the paranormal after one touch from the bear shifter and she finds out his true nature.
Mating season has arrived, and Drake is prepared to fight for the woman who is fated to be his bride. When his mate’s ex comes lurking around his sacred property, Drake will stop at nothing until his female is safe, even if it means killing a human…not that he cares for them anyway.
If you have read Theresa Hissong’s series Talon Pack you have met Drake Morgan.He is a grouchy bear shifter that sticks to his land, loves his brothers which are his Clan, and hates humans.
Tessa Ward is new to the area, on the run from her abusive ex husband and not in anyway looking for a man, which is good since what she finds is a shifter. LOL
I do love a broody, bearded man and that is exactly what Drake is.Yes his bear is after him to find a mate, however he does not agree that it has to be this little human.Humans are bad and nothing you can say will change his mind.
Lol, the bigger and broodier they are the harder they fall.Drake’s bear knows what he wants and he wants the lovely Tessa.
Tessa has been through some crap man, you would think that a man like Drake would scare her but instead there is something that calls her to him.Even though Tessa has had it rough doesn’t mean she is a push over though, she stand up for herself when she needs too.
Drake are her really are meant to be,that Drake is a dominant in the bedroomand found Tessa to be submissive is HOT!I love how everyone sees how Tessa has a calming affect on the grouchy bear that he doesn’t.However, when Tessa is threatened he is no where near calm!!!She is also calmed by him.Soul Mates!!!!
The way the bears are with their women is awesome and I can’t wait to see Drakes brothers find their mates.
Josiah Hallow carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. Literally. Between keeping his family safe as the head of the Hallows, training his six younger brothers for their individual turns in the MMA cage, and guarding his mother’s amulet from the creatures who want to use it to take control of the world, his sanity is about to break.
Mating with the pure Sarah Merit, an overly-religious school teacher whose body makes every fiber of Josiah’s being stand at attention, could finally push him over the edge. Unfortunately, despite the all-consuming sex that blazes between the pair, it isn’t enough to convince Sarah to live with him so he can protect her, as well.
When Josiah learns the secret Sarah is keeping from him, he makes a deal with the pair of vampires who run the MMA promotion the family fights for in an attempt to save her. But will he be able to save her again when Sarah is kidnapped and taken to Josiah’s grandfather, Atticus, the vicious alpha of a pack of werewolves in Maine? And what will Sarah do when she finds out the sexy corner of the Hallow Brothers is a werewolf, too?
Oh Josiah! *swoon* This series just gets better and better. When I read the first book I knew I was hooked. It was steamy, witty, full of angst, and of course there are SHIFTERS!!!! What I expected from the series is that each brother would go through their mating and would have a different story with getting their mates to understand it and a different MMA fight. What I did not expect was for the story to develop in a way that continually pulls you into another story. There are new characters that come into each book and now we have vampires, an ancient magic with the Heka, the wolves from their father’s pack, and tons of craziness. This story has blown up (in an incredible way)! One of the things I love most about this story is that we get to go back into the other book to see Josiah dealing with the events up to his mating that don’t happen until this book. The way they overlap and give us more depth into the story previous is amazing. It makes the world building just that much better. The brothers all have their quirks and I feel like as I get to know them in the books and their mates I can relate something about them to myself or other people I know. Plus, have I said anything about them being shifters? Cuz they are HAWT MMA SHIFTERS!!!! And Sarah, Josiah’s mate….she a badass too and an MMA fighter! I love these books! I love the twists!!! Sooooo looking forward to the next!!!!!!!!! Bring it on, Tricia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.
For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.
When the human spirit is so bruised it rages against the laws of nature, the Universe steps up and issues Justice. The beautiful Katrina guided by the three Goddesses, Mariah, Tess and Jo find righteousness is possible with the right gifts and a pure heart. But Karina did not expect Mitch, a human with a good soul and integrity. Awaking a missed chance at love, she weights the purpose of her mission. The quest to seek revenge against the evil Tomas pits her in the peril of good versus bad.
A quest to seek revenge leads to a chance at love.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
I have seen Jordyn at many book signings and this was the first time I got to have a long chat with her. She is as sweet as can be. When she offered me a copy of any one of her books I was drawn to this one because it has a paranormal/fantasy feel to it. The blurb talking about Goddesses has me sold!!
The book starts out with Katrina being killed by her not so great love, Thomas. Needless to say, as she is dying she is mad as all get out. Her anger draws the attention of three goddesses who promised her revenge on Thomas. Now because she is so mad she doesn’t really get what she is promising them in return of getting back at Thomas.
The goddesses return her to seek her revenge when she meets and falls head over heels in love with Mitch. Mitch is a pretty nice guy who is a bit on the passive side in comparison to Thomas.
Their relationship helps to mold Mitch in to a different man when the story is over.
I liked the story but found the conversations to be a bit stiff and awkward. It was a bit to formal at times when the lovers were talking to each other. Another issue I had was the use of some of the descriptive words. I felt like there was a thesaurus right by the author and she would grab large descriptive words to try and enhance the story.
This was my first book by this author. I really enjoyed the premise of the goddesses ad the revenge idea. I am so glad I finally was able to read something of hers after all these years of seeing her and knowing her!!
Once living under the guise of a passive, quiet, school librarian, books and kids were the passions which kept Jordyn’s mind fresh. But now it is when the night muses visit, her spirit rises up to wrap around the stories that float in her head. Land locked in the mid-west she dreams of days on a white sandy beach with a laptop to write all her tales. Crossing many genres she spins chronicles of romance, paranormal and fantasy, for they are stories worth telling, even at the risk of revealing true feelings.
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