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#Review – Exposed (Madame X #2) by @JasindaWilder


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New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder presents the second darkly seductive novel starring the mysterious Madame X.

Everything Madame X has ever known is contained within the four walls of the penthouse owned by her lover, her keeper, the man who controls her every move and dominates her desires. While Caleb owns her body, someone else has touched her soul. X’s awakening at the hands of Logan’s raw, honest masculinity has led her down a new path, one that is as exciting as it is terrifying.

But Caleb’s need to own her completely knows no bounds, and he isn’t about to let her go. Not without a fight that could destroy them all…


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I am naked; you are clothed.

The way it always is, it seems. Do you keep me naked merely because you enjoy the sight of my nude body? Or is it another form of control, of manipulation? A way of keeping me contained, keeping me captive? Some of both, I think. When I am naked—which is often, now that I live with you in your cavernous tower-top home—your eyes flit and float to me, rake over me, absorb my dusky flesh and athletic curves. Your eyes are always on me, even when you are working. Your eyes move from your laptop to me, pause on the elegant column of my throat, slip and slide down to the valley between my heavy breasts, to the flat plain of my belly, the juncture between my thighs, and then you, somewhat reluctantly, it sometimes seems, force your gaze back to your work.

Life with Caleb Indigo: a concerto of keyboard keys clicking and clacking, an overture of gazes and glances. You are always working. Always. I wake at midnight in the morning to the sound of your phone ringing—your ringer is a plain, old-fashioned bleating of a rotary-style phone—and you answer it with a curt “Indigo,” and you listen carefully, intently, and then respond in as few syllables as possible, end the call, toss the phone onto the nightstand close to hand, and tug me roughly up against your chest. Four a.m.: you jab your legs into slacks, shrug into a button-down, fingers nimble on the buttons, announce that you have business to see to, and then you do not return till three in the morning or four or even six, when you appear looking haggard and unshaven with dark circles under your eyes. But then, I, anticipating your return, am awake. And you know this.

And you stand at my side of the bed, staring down at me, waiting. I roll over, gaze up at you. Slowly, you divest yourself of your clothing. Your gaze will not leave me, and perhaps you slide the flat sheet away to bare my form. I cannot help but notice the way the zipper of your slacks tents and tautens as you gaze at me. And I am, in that moment, flushed with desire.

I cannot help it.

And I do try. Just to see if I have found some new source of self-control where you are concerned.

But the result is always the same: I see you, watch you peel the shirt off, unbutton it quickly, swing your arms back to pinch your shoulder blades together, and the shirt falls away. Your torso is bare, magnificent, a sculpture of tanned, muscled perfection. My throat will tighten and I am compelled to swallow again and again, as if I could swallow down my need for you. And then my gaze will rake down your furrowed eight-pack abdomen to your groin, to your bulging zipper, and my thighs clench around the gush of heated need. My breath comes in panting gasps.

I don’t need to say anything.

You unhook the clasp of your trousers, pinch the zipper tab in your big thumb and long forefinger, slowly draw it down. Free your erection. It will sway in front of my face, tall and hard and perfect.

And I am undone.

Any will I possess is eradicated.

Your hands will be rough on my flesh, scraping, teasing, possessing. And I will revel in that roughness, in the clutch of hard hands on my buttocks, tugging me to the end of the bed and holding me aloft as you plunge into me, eliciting a whimper.

And I will come apart for you, watching the tendons in your neck pulse and tighten, watching your abdomen flex, watching your hips drive, watching your biceps ripple as you keep me held effortlessly where you want me.

And you will come, too, but never quickly. Never until I have reached my own climax. And sometimes not until I have reached it twice. If I do not find that release with the driving and thrust of your body, you press that big thumb to my clitoris and force me to it with gentle, skillful, insistent circles as if you somehow just know precisely how to pleasure me.

When you do find your own release, it is quiet, an intense groan, perhaps a bead of sweat trickling down your temple, as if even your sweat obeys the rule of artfulness that seems to dictate your existence.

And then, done with me, you will brush a thumb over my temple, sweep flyaway locks of raven-black hair aside, grant me a moment of eye contact, a moment of personal connection. Just a moment, only a fragment of time. But something, at least. As if you know I need those moments to continue this . . . game.

This ruse.

This deception.

This faux-domestic relationship.

Without those moments of intimacy granted in that postcoital gaze, I would combust. Detonate.

And even with them, I am discontent. Disturbed.

You know it.

I know it.

But we do not speak of it. I try, and you brush it aside, sweep the conversation away like so much dust from a corner. Answer a phone call, claim to have a meeting to scurry off to, an e-mail to answer, a deal to broker.

Twinsie Deb’s Review

Exposed by Jasinda Wilder
Caleb, X, and Logan
5 Nerve wracking stars

Ok, so I went into this one knowing that it would end on a cliffy… I mean, it’s the second book in a trilogy for fuck sake… but I’m still reeling from it! Damn it Jasinda! I want more! I need more! I grieve for X, I pine for Logan, and I plot for Caleb’s demise. This story is unusual and profound. You won’t want to miss it!

At the end of the first installment, Madame X, I have to admit I still kind of had hope for Caleb. I wanted to see him become the man I knew he could be. He teetered on the brink of evil, but always seemed to redeem himself at every turn. I’m not so sure he’s redeemable anymore. He has fallen down too many times to get back to where he needs to be. I guess anyone can change, but at this point, in my heart Caleb is dead to me! DEAD I TELL YOU!!!

Logan is still a breath of fresh air. He seems genuine and kind at the moment, but we all know shit can get pretty hairy in just the matter of a chapter or two. So far so good though. I know he means well where X is concerned, but sometimes I think he may be laying it on a little thick at times. I, myself would have been awfully overwhelmed by his presence and his need to fix everything. He does still make me swoon though!

X is still finding things out about herself. Good things, shocking things, and things she can’t explain. Caleb is still a lying sack of shit when it comes to what really happened to her and Logan seems to be an open book divulging anything and everything he can get his hands on that pertains to her. Now that she’s knows one of the most basic things about herself, she wants to transform to that person she now knows and not be X anymore. Who can blame her? My heart still breaks for her and I can’t wait to read the last installment, Exiled so that maybe reading her parts will make my heart sore instead of wilt.

It’s a well written book. The dialogue flows perfectly and the storyline is wonderful. The characters, good or bad were exceedingly powerful and kept me on the edge of my seat though most of it. From cover to cover you’ll be offered tons of excitement, loads of angst, and some of the longest sex scenes I think you’ll ever read. Oh. So. Hot. I loved it with my whole heart and can’t wait to see how this all plays out. Bravo Jasinda. You rocked it!


READING ORDER – Exiled coming 8.2.2016

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About the author:


Jasinda Wilder is a New York TimesUSA TodayWall Street Journal, and international bestselling author. She is a Michigan native and currently lives there with her family. Visit her official website at

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#Review – Soulless by @TM_Frazier


The finale to Bear and Thia’s epic love story.

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Soulless by T.M. Frazier
Bear & Thia

So, guess what? This book fucking rocked! That’s what! So much is going on. So many new things learned about both our lead characters and supporting ones for that matter. Emotions up the waazoo, love and hate flowing side by side, and shit that’ll make you go hmmmm!

Bear is such a dick, but man I can’t help but love that jerkface! He goes above and beyond where his friends and especially Ti are concerned, but holy freaking hell, does he really have to scare the ever-loving shit outta me in the process? He’s been dealt a bad hand in most everything he does, but who’s to say what game is being played? Maybe he does have a good hand after all. He makes the most of all the bad situations he’s in. He loves fiercely and he’s brutally honest to a fault.

Ti is unexpectedly more equipped to deal with the life she’s been given. The life she hopes to lead with Bear. She’s hilarious, she’s strong, and she’s more than ready to get on with killing if that’s what needs being done. She’s meets some interesting people on her journey and takes them in stride, but never forgets who she is, where she came from, or where she’s headed. I love this little pink headed monkey!

The supporting character cast is fairly large. Let’s see, we have King, Ray, and their crazy kids. I love knowing that King was always there every step of the way with Bear. Grace was wonderful as always. I wouldn’t mind having her for my “adopted” Momma any day. Now this Rage chick, holy hell! I need more of her. I need more quirkiness and more of her oddball ways. I love that tiny psycho germaphobe. Barbarian Barbie! My fave fer sure.

So, if you picked this up expecting hearts and flowers, then you’ll be truly let down, unless you like bloody hearts and wilted flowers… lol. I myself found it so persuasive that I could not put it down. I hung on every word and made Bear and Ti’s life my main concern for a short time. The pacing is superb and the storyline outstanding. The tension created throughout this tale was just right, but that climax, jaysus fekking christ TM, you trying to kill me? Loved it!



T.M. Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and baby girl.

In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents although her spelling could have (and could still) use some help.

It only took her twenty years to start the next book.

The Dark Light of Day was her debut novel.
She LOVES talking books with her readers.

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#Review – Skylar Wolfe Mysteries: Snark Bundle by Mariana Thorn #MarianaThorn


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Slice & Dice

“Nothing good ever happens before ten in the morning.” ~Skylar Wolfe

Skylar Wolfe is far from your average PI. Full of snark and purple hair with a quick tongue and no filter from her brain to her mouth. Trouble always seems to find her and she always drags her cousin Levi along for the ride.

But this last bit of trouble she seems to have fallen into is the deadly variety. There’s a corpse at her door (no really, I’m completely serious) with her name all over it. It seems she has pissed off the wrong person. Being Skylar the list could be a little long. She teams up with Norcrest’s new delicious lead detective, Aiden Livingston.

Then leads the hunt to find the person responsible.



Hide & Seek

Skylar is annoyed that Aiden didn’t even bother to call or show up for moviethon.

She decides to head into the station to get on his case and maybe score a new case. What she finds one of Norcrest’s uppercrust in a cranky mood. Her daughter is missing and she’s bitching at everyone. Of course Skylar can’t resist messing with her. Mrs. Vivienne Cox rushes out in a huff after dealing with Skylar. Aiden decides to bring her in on the case.

Missing person cases were Skylar’s favorite. She dives right in. So did Collette Cox run away from her “oppressive” rich party life or was it something more nefarious?



Wiggle & Jiggle

Take off your clothes and pull up a seat, Skylar Wolfe is headed to a nudist community for her next snarky adventure! Join Levi, Aiden, and her newest victim, Bryce as they investigate a death involving Skylar and Levi’s mothers, Lorlei and Dorthoy Wolfe.

It all begins with a phone call from jail. With Lori and Dori locked up and Uncle Vic off on vacation, it’s up to Skylar and Levi to rescue them. With a ride from Aiden and a healthy dose of snarkiness from Skylar, they are off to save the day!

But it looks like that will be no easy task. Murder is a harder charge to post bail for than public nudity. So with the help of Aiden’s friend Bryce the crew has to come together to figure it out before it is too late. All the while the growing heat between Aiden and Skylar starts to deepen to something more than just dysfunctional coworkers. It will all come down to a choice…

and for Skylar’s sake, let’s hope she chooses right…



Snag & Bag

Skylar’s in over her head…

This time it begins with a visit from Aiden’s lawyer friend, Bryce. He has a case for Skylar. It’s a special one. He thinks the guy he’s prosecuting is innocent. He wants Skylar to find the real killer. Of course she agrees.

It will be fun, she thought.

With Levi in tow, she sets off on the investigation. Everything is confusing, nothing seems right. Then the unthinkable happens and they end up in a tight situation. Skylar must use all her skills to get them out of trouble this time. Will her snarky attitude make things worse?


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kellys review

There is no way you can read this story and be in a bad mood. If you are looking for a fun and light read, this is absolutely what you need! Absolutely a page turner. I just love how no matter how heavy the situation is with Skylar she keeps a level head and continues with her sarcasm. Love it! Four short stories in one bundle, a must read!


Slice and Dice, 1

HIlarious from the start! Right from jump Skylar and her cousin, Levi are out on a bounty that has gone downhill. You can tell right away that Skylar is very confident in what she does but has the snarky, smart alec attitude to go right with it. She and Levi are private detectives but also handle some bounty work as well. Skylar is a bit unconventional but makes you fall in love with her character as she is incredible easy to relate to. I think she could be my best friend, lol! She is put right in the middle of a murder investigation and gives the detectives a run for their money. So funny!

“What time is it,” I grumbled. “Seven in the morning,” he answered. “What the hell?” I burrowed deeper under the blanket. “Give me three more hours . Nothing good ever happens before ten in the morning.”

“Come on, you know that you wouldn’t survive the zombie apocalypse, let alone a psycho chick.”



Hide and Seek, 2

LOL! Funny and sweet! Skylar is back at it. She has an attraction to the new detective and may or may not be mad at him for not calling or texting her. She goes to the police station trying to get another consulation job. Naturally, using her powers of persuasion, she lands a missing persons case that she can’t wait to figure out. Following Skylar and her crazy antics will have you smiling through the whole story. She has an intense personality but speaks sarcasm fluently. All the characters just go together like peanut butter and jelly.

“Missing person’s cases were fun. It was like a giant game of hide and seek.”



Wiggle and Jiggle, 3

Wiggle and Jiggle! This next episode that Skylar and Levi go on has their mothers right in the middle of a murder investigation. And who comes along to help? Aiden! Skylar and Levi run right to their mothers’ rescue along with Aiden and a new friend, Bryce. Right from jump Skylar has her no nonsense attitude and is determined to get to the bottom of this case. The story is so funny but has a little love twist now. You can’t help but to continue to smile, laugh, and keep turning pages.

“Skylar, we know you’re awake,” … “Shut up until ten. People that get up before then should be shot on principle.”

“Was it time now? For better or worse, I knew what my decision would be. It was how I lived my life. My motto or creed, if you will.”



Snag and Bag, 4

Skylar Style! Nothing she does is small…go big or go home. She is brought in on a murder investigation and ends up being right in the middle, again. She just can’t stay out of trouble. Aiden tries to talk her out of it and she pushes back. She is put in a very bad situation but comes out on top. Bryce and Aiden try to help her and Levi, but Aiden pushes her more and puts a twist on this story.

I pressed the buttons on the controller in a fury. I was going to kill every alien on the damn screen. …. I hit the pause button and turned. It was Aiden’s friend, Bryce. That piqued my curiosity. “Did you come to help me kill aliens?”

“A wackado. You know someone not right in the head. A moron. A dumbshit that doesn’t know when to leave someone alone. A wackado.”



If you look in the local coffee shop or bookstore you might just find Mariana Thorn. She can usually be found with headphones in and deep into the worlds she has created. There is this thing about her pens if you touch them you might receive a smack to the hand and the well-known glare of destruction. Besides writing, Mariana enjoys reading, photography, and playing with her dog. She lives in Western Washington, but loves to travel to Florida to sit on the beach to write.

She is the author of Fantasy and Mystery stories. She has many more projects planned and coming.

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#Review – Felony Ever After, A Domino Anthology – 13 Authors, 1 Story


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***A Domino Anthology: 13 Authors ONE story***

Verity Michaels is new to New York City, but even she knows riding in a stolen cab is not a normal way to meet someone. Damn it if that tattoo-covered would-be felon isn’t everywhere now, and lighting everything on fire under her skirt.

His name is Hudson Fenn, and he’s frustratingly impossible to pin down. He works as a bike messenger, but has the manners of a prince—along with a strange tendency toward breaking and entering. As much as Verity knows he’s not her type, and likely to land her in jail, she can’t help but find her truest self when they’re together.

Can she be brave enough to give Hudson a real chance? Will he be bold enough to reveal the man beneath the ink, or will his secrecy doom their connection? Also, WTF is the deal with Verity’s boss? No less than thirteen of your favorite romance writers have teamed up to tell this sexy, wacky, snort-inducing tale. With them you’ll visit the world’s most irritating office, a VIP room of questionable cleanliness, and the fanciest apartment a bike messenger has ever inhabited, but you’ll still never see this ending coming.








kellys review

OH HELL YES! This story is hilarious, twisted, witty, insane, with lots of HOT and NOT!

Within the first few chapters I was hooked. It has everything! Verity is a girl trying to make it in the big city when her photography career didn’t quite work out. She takes a taxi home after work but shares it with this incredibly hot tatooed guy…we later find out his name is Hudson. They get caught in traffic, the cab driver and another driver get out of the vehicle and are arguing all crazy like so Hudson decides he will take the cab and drive Verity and himself to their destination. Verity is going all crazy about him stealing the cab and making comments about her vagina to make him not want to rape her. HE DOES NOT! He is a gentleman and pays for the cab. It was at this point (very early in the book) that I knew I was in trouble because there is no way I was putting this book down until the end. Sadly this is what happened. I lost a night of sleep before I knew it and was zombified the next day. TOTALLY WORTH IT! This is just the start. Their relationship has them breaking all the rules. There are secrets. Everyone has a secret! There are break-ins, sex, hilarious banter and….wait for it…..lifesize sex doll issues!

“She’d fix it. Mission: Bring Back Pussyfeathers was a go.”

“A little while later , after nearly being drilled into Mrs. Beatman’s apartment one story below , Verity really wanted to be that girl who could say something sexy. But she wasn’t that girl. “There’s a twenty on the dresser for you.” Not even close to being that girl. Hudson shifted to look her in the face. “Excuse me?” Verity giggled. At least she’d been able to throw him off balance. That was a nice change of pace. He laid on top of her while they caught their breath.”

“This mafia-style burial of a sex doll would no doubt be a tale she and Hudson told while tits deep in the hot tub at an Ocala retirement park 40 years from now. It had been just a little criminal and a whole lot perfect.”

Absolutely insane! Definately a page turner. Go ahead. Pick this up. You won’t be disappointed.



#NewRelease – Jaq with a Q by @jettie_woodruff #Romantic #Suspense


Subject – Jaq with a Q
* Wrong Number
* Looking for hit-man
* Want’s to die
* Lost
* No desire to be found
* Paranoid
* Anxiety
* Released from mental hospital
* Panic attacks
* Nobody would miss her
* In the eye of the beholder






Jettie Woodruff resides in Ohio, but she’s not sure why. She hates winter and it’s right around the corner. Time to go south. People say Jettie has her own genre, a mixture of love, sex, family, mystery, and comedy. She also has a half a dozen stories started, all waiting to be told. The one that makes it to thirty-thousand first is usually the one that gets published next.
Some of her favorite things are, first and foremost her family, reading, writing, bike riding, hiking, BOOK S IGNINGS, my friends, and life!
“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
Marilyn Monroe

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#Review – Mercy F*ck by KS Adkins




You’ve seen the title of this book and now you’re curious, I get it.

I totally do.

Mercy F*uck isn’t a title that inspires smiles and you’d be right.

Let me start by saying his name was Axle Rhodes and everything about him, including his love for Metallica, made you want to offer yourself up as a sacrifice.

And believe me, I did.

My heart and v-card were his for the conquering, and because he had a pulse, twenty-four-seven erection and empty bed, he took it.

It was love, it was fate, it was our happily ever after.



It was bullshit.

For Axle it wasn’t any of those things.

I know this to be true because while planning our wedding while still naked in said bed, I had the misfortune of hearing him utter the two words that described what he really thought of me.

Now don’t go feeling sorry for me, okay? I learned a valuable lesson about the opposite sex that day and am all the better for it.

To Axle, I was a Mercy F*uck this is true. But, every man I would meet after him would become mine.

My name is Drew, by the way, and nine years and a lot of practice later, I like to think of myself as the ‘Mercy F*uck Master’.

Trust me, it was title I earned and was seriously proud of too.

Well at least I was, until the Mercy F*ucker came back.




kellys review

**I received this book in exchange for an honest review**

And an honest review you shall receive! Oh holy Hell are you in for a wild ride! If you read the title and you are intrigued then just keep going! I need an option to rate this higher than 5 stars. Drew is a bada$$ female lead who does NOT take any crap from anyone…including Axle. Axle and Drew become close and he takes her V card. However, she hears him talking about his mercy f*ck and she immediately nut shots him and walks the F out to never look back. Now it’s nine years later and their paths cross. Neither are the same person now and Axle is pushing to get Drew to hear his side and she wants nothing of it. This story is hardcore, funny, hot and all around bada$$! You can’t help but get sucked into this story and the way they interact is addicting. At times I was laughing out loud and couldn’t wait to see what the next insult was going to be sent Axle’s way. But at the same time I am laughing they are getting into fights, breaking up fights, and getting shot at. Absolute craziness!

“No, you’re bribing me, and not very well I might add. Your job is to track bond jumpers, mine is to serve drinks. Each was a choice, unlike you, my job isn’t trying to kill me. Also, unlike you, I don’t give a flying f*ck why that is.” “If that was true you wouldn’t have returned fire,” he says smugly. “Bullshit,” I snort in a non-lady-like fashion. “My a$$ was in the way and it’s a great a$$, it’s an a$$ that doesn’t want to get shot.” “I had that a$$ in my hands once,” he says way too softly . “That a$$ changed my life. F*cking missed it.” And before I could fire back, he grabbed the front of my Johnny Cash vintage t-shirt that took five years to break in, hauled me across the armrest and kissed me.

To this day, I was still on the fence as to which I liked better; my first fight or my first orgasm. Both were pretty fucking amazing for a lot of different reasons. Shane would have to decide for himself which he liked better, it was a guy’s rite of passage.

“I love you, Drew.” “I love you too, Axle.” “Loved you a long time.” “I know. Because I have too.” “I’m going to say it a lot.” “And I promise, I’ll do the same.”

This is the first book that I have read by KS Adkins and will not, under any circumstances, will be the last. Drew and Axle were at each other’s mercy and I was at KS’s mercy with this story. It’s a hilarious, bada$$, and cute as f*ck story….I am hooked!





#NewRelease – Last Mile by @KatieAshleyLuv #MC #Romantic #Suspense @BerkleyRomance


Katie Ashley, the New York Times bestselling author ofRedemption Road and Vicious Cycle, returns to the dangerous and seductive world of the Hells Raiders motorcycle club…

After her father was murdered in the line of duty, ATF agent Samantha Vargas is determined to take down the scumbags of the drug trade. When her partner takes on a case to infiltrate the Hells Raiders MC, Samantha agrees to go undercover as his old lady but is surprised to find herself drawn to the very man she is investigating.

Benjamin “Bishop” Malloy has worked hard to carve a place for himself both in and out of the MC world. Working days as a mechanic, he spends his nights rebuilding motorcycles with the hope of one day owning his own shop. After taking one of the club’s new hang-arounds under his wing, Bishop is conflicted over his growing attraction for the man’s girlfriend.

Even though she’s determined to bring down the Raiders, Samantha discovers their world isn’t as black-and-white as she thought. And as the stakes grow higher, she’s in danger of losing more than her heart.



Check out the first two books in the series…
Vicious Cycle and Redemption Road




Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

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#WOTR #Review – A Reason to Live by @CPSmith63 #ARTL #ReasonSeries @WritersonRiver


WARNING: Author believes in soul mates and insta-love, proceed with caution if you’re not a romantic at heart.

Love’s greatest cure is salvation of one’s soul.

Shane Sherman has a problem. Well, two, actually. One has auburn hair and pale-green eyes, and the other? . . . Is a secret. One he doesn’t want to talk about. But all that changes when Sage comes to town.

Sage Sloan is being stalked. So she runs to Trails End and the bravest man her sister said she’d ever met. Sergeant Shane Sherman.

Sparks fly, tempers flare, and bears misbehave as Shane and Sage find a way to coexist in Trails End. That is, until a killer comes to call. Then all bets are off. Shane isn’t about to lose his saving grace.

This is the third and final book in the Reason Series. I highly recommend you read books one and two before “A Reason To Live.”

Rated R for sexual content and language and M for Maxine.



Ahhhh... Maxine
Ahhhh… Maxine


A Reason To Live by C.P. Smith
Shane & Sage
5 Stars cause 10 wasn’t an option

Holy. Freakin’. Hell. This book knocked me on my ass. CP Smith really outdid herself with this one. From a prologue that grabs you immediately with it’s heart wrenching detail and the thick with emotion story to follow, I fear she’ll have a hard time trying to top this one. It’s THAT good people! This tale of two lost souls wondering through life not sure of their next moves will make you laugh, it’ll make you cry, and somewhere in between, it’ll make your heart leap with vast amounts of emotion.

Sgt. Shane Sherman is struggling with life after war, life after death, and what the future holds for a man who doesn’t seem to think he’s worthy of love or life. He’s bitter, he’s callused, and he’s Trails Ends most eligible headcase… I mean bachelor, lol. He fits in well in Trails End, however he’s in limbo between putting some roots down and being a fly-by-night drifter that works odd jobs, very rarely interacts with his peers, and can’t overlook his past. Enter the beautiful and talented Sage Sloan.

This girl fits in so perfectly in Trails End and into the lives of our awesome “First Family” of the town. Mia and Maxine really take a liking to her immediately and I say what’s not to love with her. Sage is a strong female character lead. She’s a therapist for troubled and abused kids, but taking a bit of a leave due to unsettling threats happening to her lately. She goes to Trails End looking for Sgt. Sherman so that he can help her figure out what’s going on and hopefully solve the mystery of the threats. She gets way more than she bargained for and I’m not just talking about Shane. Holy cowz these women of Trails End are relentless.

Maxine is insistent on Sage hanging around Trails End for a while. She always knows more than we do and can predict more for some reason. That woman makes this story and every other story she’s in that much richer, funnier, and more meaningful. I just love this town and it’s inhabitants. I’m going to beg CP to take me there one day! I’m sad to see that this is the last “Reason” book, but wow… what a book this is to close out one of the most memorable series I’ve ever read.

It’s compelling, it’s emotional, and it’s full to the rim with suspense, wit, and sex appeal. The pacing is perfect, the characters powerful and convincing, and the dialogue flows with ease and felt very natural. The build up to the climax was superb and created the right amount of tension to keep me hanging on every damn word. It’s not light-hearted, but not awfully dark either. It’s the perfect blend of anticipation and hope. I loved it and wish I could read it again for the first time!

Check out CP Smith’s other works of art…

Books 1 & 2 in the Reason Series

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Her Stand-Alones

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C.P. Smith is a stay-at-home mom with a keyboard. She’s never serious and lives inside her head.

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#NewRelease Dirty Bastard by @EmilyMintonBks & @ShelSpringfield #MC #Erotic #Suspense


She’s a biker chick with an edge.
Daughter of an MC President, Trix Slade is used to living on the wild side, but nothing prepares her for being kidnapped by the Grim Bastards MC. Hell bent on getting back home, Trix will do anything to get away from her captors- anything. There’s only one problem. Boz is as sexy as he is wild- a tempting combination for a woman like Trix.

He’s a bastard with a soul.
The Bastards’ president, Boz Creed, wants to bring Trix’s father down and knows the best way to get to him is by using his precious daughter. Determined to get the revenge he seeks, Boz is willing to do anything to get what he wants- anything. There’s only one problem. Trix is as sexy as she is stubborn- a deadly combination for a man like Boz.
Can love between two rival clubs survive without someone taking the ultimate fall?

Each book in the Grim Bastards MC series includes an HEA and can be read as a standalone.  Dirty Bastard includes sexual situations and graphic violence. Not suitable for anyone under 18.


Dirty Bastard (Grim Bastards MC) by #EmilyMinton and #ShelleySpringfield is LIVE. Buy your copy of this sinfully sexy read now or read it free with your Kindle Unlimited subscription. Come get dirty with Boz and Trix!

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Emily Minton

USA Today Bestselling author, Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue–Wildcat Blue! She has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two wonderful children.
Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but she intends to read every single one. She has published nine books, but there are many more are floating around in her head. She hopes to get them all on paper before long. She loves sharing her dreams with her readers.

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Shelley Springfield

Shelley was born and raised in Kentucky and doesn’t see herself leaving the bluegrass state anytime soon. Shelley and her husband have been together for sixteen years, and they share three beautiful daughters and one handsome son.
Although Grim Bastards is her first published novel, she has been a fan of romance reads for many, many years. Shelley loves all sorts of genres of romance but Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Comedy are her all-time favorites.

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The Darkness Within by Nicole L Daffurn – #TwinsieApproved


About the book:

tdw5Everyone has a little darkness in them. A small voice that tells them to lie, to steal, to cheat… To kill. Addy Wilson sees and feels that darkness in everything around her. It consumes her, it eats at her, it terrifies her, and it excites her.
Evan Cooper believes he sees spirits. Spirits that protect him, that talk to him… That kill for him. So why is that he is always the one to wake up with blood on his hands?
Addy and Evan meet in Abby House – Asylum for the criminally insane. They do everything together. They will protect each other, they will go anywhere together… Would they kill for each other?
Can they escape the confines before they succumb to their own darkness? Can they find a love to cure each other? Can they save each other before it’s too late?



About the Author:

Sunshine, surf and family are the corner stone of Nicky’s world. Being born and raised on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia gave her the opportunity to chase her dream of photography and later novel writing. She fell in love with fantasy and dystopian and crafted stories with strong men and powerful women. Her debut novel Destinata was released on October 15, 2014 with several short stories following. Nicole now has more than ten stories published, with a vision for more in 2016. When she is not busy being an author, you will find her using her various creative abilities; such as photography, graphic design, and 3d game art and animation, and chasing after her two young girls.


This is not my life…

This is not my world…

This is not me…

Close your eyes

Take a deep breath

Count to three


The sound of the waves crashing upon the shore thunders inside my head. I look up to see the setting sun upon the horizon; the seagulls are tucked in for the night, the beachgoers packing up and heading home. The water is the only constant. That and the beating of my heart, though it remains unseen as to how long that will continue. My darkest hour is upon me and just like the shadows cast by the statues that stick to the walls of the repulsive domicile I escaped from, the darkness is stuck to me. Not an inch of light filters through to my soul, only darkness… Always darkness.

I like the beach, it’s calming and it reminds me of being a child when things were simpler. When my parents still loved me, when I had friends, when I wasn’t caged in. This moment is freeing. I’m free. So why do I still feel so trapped? No matter, that’s all about to change.


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Other Books from Nicole L. Daffurn:

The Unknown Wunderkind:

The Keepers Portal:

Harsh Beginnings (The Valguard Trilogy 0.5):

Destinata (The Valguard Trilogy Part 1):

The Pact (The Valguard Trilogy 1.5):

Night of The Demon 2:

(Please note: All anthology pieces below are currently available in The Keepers Portal)

Cogs in Time 2:

Cogs inn Time 3:

After Tomorrow:

Love Sucks:

Fractured Fairy tales:

Tales of the Fairy 2:

Mystical Bites: