Thursday, 31 July 2014

Review - Nothing like the First Time - Keren Hughes

                                   
                                           



Carly and Greyston were childhood sweethearts, met young and madly in love as teens. They did everything together and had many firsts together. A picture of young love that lasts forever. Until it all goes wrong. Grey has the opportunity to take his dream and make it bigger and better, with the perfect job offer of being a photographer abroad. He is madly in love with Carly, but can't see beyond this huge opportunity. He asks Carly to go with him, but Carly is hurt and her heart is breaking at the possibility that the love of her life is going to choose a career over her. She tells him, she won't uproot her life and they part on bad terms.
Ten long years later, Carly is a freelance journalist and has moved on. She has her own home, loves her job and although content, never really got over her first love. Although having had a few relationships, nothing that has lasted. Not when her heart was given to Grey, and he took it with him ten years ago.
That's when all changed, Carly spots grey and something within her is fired back up. As soon as he spots her, it's obvious that his feelings haven't changed after all this time. Yet, Grey is there with a woman, who is showing off an engagement ring. Carly is polite but aloof, keeping her distance and shielding her heart. Yet Grey is persistent, he remembers exactly what he missed from home, and wants it back.
So begins a game of chase, Grey is determined to win back Carly, and make up for the time they lost. Carly wants Grey more tan anything, yet can't possibly comprehend giving in to an engaged man.
It's obvious the chemistry is still present and probably as strong as it was before he left. Whenever they are together, it's sweet how strong they feel for each other. Grey is adorable and seems willing to fight tooth and nail for Carly. Carly is torn on her morals and feelings. The man she never stopped loving, who is also engaged. So follows a series of events to bring these two back together.
It really is quite a sweet and lovely tale of second chance love. Although the odds seem stacked against them, time and again. Fate would seem to step in and give them a little helping hand from time to time. I loved seeing the journey they took and how they handled all the obstacles to get to their happy ever after and finish line. Although they seemed to have to deal with some pretty horrid things thrown at them, they were both strong characters and came back fighting. A very sweet love story that makes you sigh at the perfect moments, and gasp at the heartbreaking ones. 


**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.**


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

★Cover Reveal - Bound Forever (Bound #2) - Hanna Peach★





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Bound Forever (Bound #2) 
Hanna Peach


The stunning conclusion to Bound by Lies…

“Kitten”
Caden and I on the run. Together. But he still won’t let me touch him and I know he is still keeping things from me. I am determined to uncover everything - at any cost. Even if it tears us apart.


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Jacob is back. He’s back and he knows about her. Now, everything that binds the three of us together are twisting and tightening, pulling us all together. I can feel the inevitable coming…
I don’t know how this will end… all I know is, there will be blood.


Adult romantic suspense. +18 years.


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“We’re finished,” I barely whisper out.
“You’re lying. This isn’t over. This…” he lifts one hand, brushing past my thigh as he does. The light touch sears me and makes my muscles clench. He points his finger between us, “This is not even close to being over.”
“FYI, you suck at apologizes.”
“Kitten, please.”
I say nothing. I just glare at the wall.
He sighs. “I know, I haven’t been the most forthcoming about who I am. When you live the kind of life I have for so long, keeping secrets just becomes a part of you. You get so used to being someone else that who you are feels… like a lie. Who I am doesn’t feel like enough. This isn’t an excuse for the way I am. I’m just trying to make you understand.”
“I understand why you feel like you need to hide things from me. But it’s not enough for me anymore, Caden.”
“I know. I know. I want that to change with you. I want to… try. But you need to be patient with me. I’m asking you to be patient with me.” He reaches for my arm, still crossed over me like a shield, eyeing me as if he’s afraid I might run away. I let him touch me but I don’t move. I’m not sure that I can.
The first hot tear escapes my eye and drops to my lap.
“Oh kitten,” he breathes as his fingers move to brush my cheek. “I know why you want to walk away. I know all the reasons you should, even all the reasons that you don’t know yet. But I won’t let you go without a fight. And if it’s one thing I know how to do, it’s to fight for something. I’m going to fight for you. If you don’t say you’ll let me try - really try - to change today, that’s okay. I’ll come back tomorrow and the day after and the day after for however many days it takes to win another chance from you.”
“I’m sure that’s called stalking.”
“It’s not stalking if you’re in my house.”
“No, you’re right. That’s called kidnapping and holding me against my will.”

“It’s called protecting you, keeping you safe. I’m not going to apologize for doing that. Ever.”











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★Cover Reveal - The Lost One - Liz Lovelock★


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The Lost One By Liz Lovelock 

Release Date : 10th September 2014


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My name is Melodi White, I had a dream once like every other girl does. Then one day, my dream was torn to shreds, by my sister’s evil boyfriend, Jacob. It’s been three years since she was ripped from my life. She wasn’t just any sister; no, she was my twin, my best friend.

Deciding to follow our childhood dream of moving to New York, I head for a life of adventure and fun. A night on the town and I find myself wrapped in the arms of one gorgeous, drop-dead-sexy man, Corban. He has literally swept me off my feet, taken my breath away with a single kiss and left me wanting more, a feeling completely alien to me.

Corban Andrews, CEO of Case Construction, rich, sexy and ravishing is set to make my world come undone. I allow myself to put my trust in him, but will his rules and my trust issues let us explore what we could have together? It’s either that or am I at risk of staying lost and alone.

When a blast from my past reappears, I know I may be pushed so far down the rabbit hole, Corban and I just may not survive. It all comes down to survival and choices. I have no idea which I will choose.







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She's from bright sunny Queensland, Australia. She has always been a reader. When she was little she would be up late reading Garfield and Asterix comic books and also Footrot Flats. When she hit high school she read Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden and from there her love of books continued to grow. She always has a book to read beside her bed along with a note book for when inspiration hits at those crazy hours. 

She is a stationary addict and a one click addict. She loves everything books and authors and of course loves chocolate and lollies to keep her going. 



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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Review - Incandescent (Knights Rebels MC #1) - River Savage





Well, I can now say that Incandescent has popped my MC cherry. The first book I have read in this subject. I never felt it was a subject that I particularly liked, I'm not a girl who is in to 2 wheels, so didn't think a story revolving around a club of them could interest me. Yet, I decided I wanted something new, and MC books are rocking the charts these days. So, Incandescent was my first! Luckily, for future MC books and me, it was a fantastic first choice!
Nix (Phoenix) Knight is the president of Knights Rebels. He and his boys have cleaned up the bad reputation of Knights Rebels MC club, since the days when his father ran it. It had a bad reputation for just about anything and everything and wasn't accepted well within the home county it was based in. Some years have passed and now Nix is running the club and for once, the locals respect the boys and what they do for the area. They run businesses and help out in the community. They still like their parties and fun but they keep to themselves and the club. 
Kadence Turner, is a teacher at the local school. She has had her fair share of heartache and pain and has rebuilt her life back up. She doesn't need any hot, sexy bikers coming into her classroom and knocking her off her feet. 
So begins a very, very, hot and sizzling chase between gorgeous, feisty teacher Kadence and domineering, sexy biker Nix. No matter how much she runs, he is always right behind her, tempting her. 
The absolutely incredible chemistry between these two was almost too hot for my iPad. I loved the way he had such control over her. She fought back time and again, but he had this invisible super power that seemed to ensnare her in his trap, every time he looked at her. It was very hot and I would of gone down first hurdle if it had been me. I've never had a thing for leather and bikes, yet Nix Knight is enough to turn any girl in that direction. 
Although the MC club was the background to everything and was part of everyone's lives, the main story was incredible. What Kadence had been through and how it came back to haunt her, put me on the edge of my seat. The tense situations she was thrown in to, just seemed to make her stronger. The relationships between the men in the club was also incredible, the lengths they will go to for each other. They all have something in their pasts that have made them who they are, also making them all such unique characters. Especially Sy, he is such a mystery. I was so pleased to hear, he will have his own story next. I'm hoping it will include Kadence's best friend Holly. She seemed to get under his skin, in a good way but that also was a big mystery. 
All the characters in Incandescent were incredible, not just Nix and Kadence. It made every page so gripping. Also adding to the amazing characters and intense story, is the crazy hot sex, that seemed to burn up the pages, then ooze out in a puddle. Err actually maybe that was just me. :-/ Anyway, that was scorching hot! 
This book really was such a crazy hot and addictive read. I can't wait for the next one!!


**I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review**

Review - Bound Forever (Bound #2) - Hanna Peach




Wow!! This book kicks off straight after the end of book 1, and that was an intense ending. 
Caden and Kitten, drive off after the chaotic ending of book 1, and we don't really have any clue where. That is until a huge sprawling mansion appears, hidden away from the world. The mansion is Caden's family home and it holds a lot of secrets and pain within the walls. 
We spend most of this book in the mansion. With Kitten finally getting to know some of Caden's many dark secrets. She manages to get him to open up, although he is petrified of her opinion of him when she finds out. 
We also get to see Caden's butler of sorts. He has been with the house and family since Caden's grandfather lived there and is completely loyal to Caden. Yet he seems to take a liking to Kitten and proves to become a friend in the dark and lonely days, when Caden leaves her.
What I loved about book 1, was all the secrets and suspense. I was always left guessing what could of happened. Well this book gave us the answers and big reveals to all those secrets and they were huge! I would never have guessed any of it and was so impressed with all the detail, that was put into all the interlinked stories. 
Caden was a gorgeous, hot mystery right from the start, yet once he opened himself up to kitten and started to explain his past and secrets, I was already in love with him and drooling all over my iPad. He was so torn and damaged, but badly in need of someone to see past it all and still love him. Kitten also had her baggage and pain from her past and needed Caden, as much as he needed her. Their story began with intense and hot sex and still managed to conclude that way. There was never a shortage of heat within their scenes, and it only seemed to get hotter once they knew who they really were.
Amazing conclusion to this story, in fact I think I loved this 2nd book even more. It showed Caden and Kitten at their very worst and also their very best, and showed how perfect they are for each other. The intense passion between them and the web of secrets woven around them and the mansion, made for an addictive read. I absolutely loved this final part in Caden and Kittens story. Never did find out Kittens name though. :)

**I was kindly given an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review**




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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MECHZXW
Amazon.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MECHZXW
B&N (Short link): http://tinyurl.com/naebykr
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/464563

Monday, 28 July 2014

★Evelyn - Tracie Podger★ Blog Tour!


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Title:   Evelyn

Author:   Tracie Podger

Release Date:  July 28, 2014

Tour Hosted by: Passionate Promotions



~ The Background ~



Evelyn is a pivotal character in books 1 and 2 of the Fallen Angel Series.  In books 1 and 2, readers learn a little of her background, how she met principal characters Robert Stone and his best friend Travis, and how she became such an integral part of their lives.  But that is far from all there is to know about this wonderful character. She has her own story to tell, and it's a powerful one.

If you've read the Fallen Angel series, you know that every character has secrets ~ sometimes bittersweet, sometimes utterly devastating, even tragic; and as their secrets unfold, the story deepens with a passionate intensity, weaving the characters' lives together with bonds that cannot be broken.  In every character's life, choices must be made, and very often the past not only determines the choice, but produces its outcome, especially given the complexities of "family culture" explored in the Fallen Angel series.

In this novella, Evelyn tells her story, ultimately connecting it to the sequence of events as they unfold in Fallen Angel 1 and Fallen Angel 2.  As you read it, it is easy to imagine sitting across a table in a quiet cafe', sharing a bottle of chianti, listening as Evelyn tells her story, her way.

Contemporary romance for readers over the age 18. Although part of the 5* Fallen Angel Series, this novella can be read as a standalone.




~ The Synopsis ~



Evelyn was sixteen years old when she fell in love. She fell in love with a murderer.

Rocco has been sent from Italy to live with the Morietti family in Washington, DC, for his safety, for his protection. He hadn’t banked on meeting the beautiful, but young, Evelyn, the daughter of the man who has given him refuge. He hadn’t banked on falling in love.

How hard is it to love the daughter of the man who holds your fate in his hands? And once you fall, how hard is it to keep your love a secret? Which is the greater threat to them both, to keep their secret, or to admit and fight for each other?

Evelyn and Rocco are forced to accept a life of secret meetings, lies, love and loss. Few relationships can survive it, and not every romance has a happy ending. But if there is a chance....... is it not worth a try?

This is the story of young love, of dreams and hopes for a future not possible. This is the story of Evelyn.



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“I need to get you home, Evelyn, it’s getting late,” he said, softly.

“I don’t have a curfew, Rocco,” I protested.

“No, but if we stay here any longer, I’m going to do something we both might regret.”

He might as well have just stabbed me in the heart.  I closed my eyes and let my forehead fall to his chest.  Why would he regret this?  I moved away from him, pulled my hand free of his and turned to walk back the way we came.  He didn’t follow me immediately but it wasn’t long before I heard his footsteps.  I arrived back at the car and waited for him to unlock the door, open it and I climbed in without looking at him.  We drove the short distance home without speaking.  As the car pulled to a stop I reached for the door handle.  I felt his hand on my thigh and I stilled.

“Wait, you misunderstand me,” he said.

“What do I misunderstand, Rocco?  You kiss me like you mean it.  You tell me ‘soon’ and leave me for days on end.  You play me like I have no feelings,” I replied, my voice rising in anger.

“Oh, I mean it, Evelyn.  Every second your mouth is mine don’t you think I want more, don’t you think I want to throw you down and take you there and then?  I want your body, I want every inch of you.  I want to taste you, to fuck you.  I want to own you. I want to be your first.”

“Then why don’t you?” I whispered.

“Because your father would kill me.”



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~ About Tracie Podger ~



Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks.

Tracie wishes to thank you for giving your time to read her books and hopes you enjoy them as much as she loves writing them. If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact her, she would love to hear from you.


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Fallen Angel, Part I

On the first day of her holiday to Washington, DC, Brooke Stiles meets Robert Stone.

Dark eyed, damaged and dangerous - Stone has never had a normal relationship for fear of his past being exposed. Not knowing how to respect nor love, he struggles with his feelings for a woman who makes him question everything that he is.

Brooke falls in love with him and as their relationship grows she learns who he really is. Her future is set. She is to heal her man and mend his broken soul. But can she do the one thing that he asks?

This is a story of an ordinary woman who falls in love with an extraordinary man and has to discover whether she is strong enough to forgive him his past.


Fallen Angel, Part II


When Brooke Stiles had said, “It was in a small room in an office block in Washington, DC, that my life changed, forever,” she had no idea of the enormity of that statement. Just a few short months ago, Brooke, had lived a quiet suburban life in the UK. She now owns a closet of clothes she could only dream about and has been swept off her feet by trouble with a capital T. Once Robert Stone came to terms with the fact that he was in love with Brooke, he knew he could never let her go. Not letting her go means introducing her to his life, past and present. However, when Robert’s past and present collide, Brooke does the one thing that Robert begs her not to. Does it change her? Has that light that he sees in her eyes been extinguished? This is a story of an ordinary girl who finds the strength to become the extraordinary woman, and keeps her promise to the man she owes her existence to.


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Robert  ~   Fallen Angel, Part III ~ and later, A Virtual Affair 

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Friday, 25 July 2014

★Tyler (Inked Brotherhood #2) - Jo Raven★ Release Day Blitz

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TYLER (Inked Brotherhood, #2)

RELEASE PARTY AND GIVEAWAY!*

*(GIVEAWAY to take place on Jo Raven's Facebook Fan Page)



WELCOME to the Launch Party for TYLER (Inked Brotherhood, #2)!!! TYLER is a New Adult contemporary (erotic) romance by author Jo Raven. It’s book #2 in the Inked Brotherhood series (coming right after ASHER) – but can be read as a stand-alone title, as well.

We’re celebrating the release with giveaways of ebooks and gift cards on Jo Raven’s author page!

We’ll be celebrating all day, so join us to read steamy excerpts and teasers from TYLER and for the chance to win electronic copies of Tyler, Asher and others!



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SYNOPSIS


Four years have passed since I left home, my parents, and my brother Asher behind – since I shut out my past.
And Erin. Four years since I last saw her, since I heard her voice and held her in my arms. I’ve spent my time forging a path from woman to woman, from bed to bed; trying to find an answer. But I think I’ve lost my way. There’s no light at the end of the dark.
No big surprise. I carry the dark inside me. I’m a bastard – branded as such from the start. I never give my phone number and address; I take my pleasure and don’t come back for seconds. No commitments; no promises and no happy endings. Yeah, I’m a bastard down to the bone and I don’t give a damn.
But now I’m back in my birth town, the town I fled at eighteen – back to make amends to the brother I abandoned and watch from afar the only girl I’ve ever wanted. Hope isn’t a currency I can afford; I learned that lesson long ago.
Yet when she looks at me and says my name, I can’t help but hope.

This is book 2 in the Inked Brotherhood series which started with Asher. It is a stand-alone work. No cliffhanger.




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“Why?” I blurt out, to break the spell.

“Why what?” his voice rumbles, low and deep, sending shivers skittering over my skin.

I can’t let his face, his scent, his body take away my reason. I came here to talk. “Why did you leave four years ago?”

His mouth flattens and he shoves his fingers through his unruly hair. Those broad shoulders roll in a shrug.

That’s it? He thinks he’s off the hook that easily? No way. I push off the counter and get into his face—well, I crane my neck and almost rise on tiptoe, but it’ll have to do—and grab a fistful of his T-shirt. “Why didn’t you tell me you were going? Why didn’t you ever call? Where were you, for chrissakes?”

“What do you care?” he says, so quietly I’m only sure he spoke because I’m looking right at his beautiful mouth.

My grip on his T-shirt tightens. “Are you seriously asking me this?”

“You told me I should go and never come back.” His eyes close briefly, and a pang goes through my chest. “That I was a bastard and an asshole and wasn’t worth the trouble.”

I let go of him and take a faltering step back. I did say those things, didn’t I? “I’m sorry.” My hormones played havoc with my feelings back then, intensifying every feeling. “What about you? Why did you leave instead of talking this out? I never got a chance to tell you I’m sorry, you just…” I bite my lip and let out a long breath, but it catches in my throat.

Maybe he hears it because he reaches for me and trails his thumb down the line of my jaw. The gesture stills me completely as his dark eyes nail me. I see sadness there, and fear. What is he afraid of?

“I had to go,” he whispers and his hand drops away.

“You left town, Tyler. Left everyone and everything and nobody knew where you were. God, I was so worried.” My throat constricts; I can barely swallow.

“You were?” There’s a hitch in his voice, as if he doesn’t believe it.

“Yes, I was.” I’ve been so afraid for him for so long, I can hardly believe he’s here, alive and well. I reach up and slide my hand over his chest. It’s hard; solid. “Why, Tyler? Tell me why you left.”

“I don’t wanna talk about it,” he grinds out.

I want to bang my fist on his chest and slap his face. My fingers curl against the soft fabric of his T-shirt, and I feel his muscles clench underneath.

“Screw you,” I whisper and I hope my voice won’t break and betray me. “That’s all you have to say to me? I’m not going to—”

“You’re so beautiful,” he whispers.

Shocked into silence, I stare at him. His gaze is moving over my body, a hot, silky glide that steals my breath. His pupils are dilated, making his eyes look black.

I try again. “After all this time, I just want to know—”

His hand hooks around my back, pressing me to his body and he bends his head toward me, dark hair falling in his eyes. His mouth descends on mine, sealing the words inside.

The world falls away with a murmur as he kisses me. I gasp and his tongue pushes inside, tangling with mine. He licks at my mouth, and he tastes so good—like dark chocolate and pepper. Familiar. Thrilling. Sexy.

I want more. I slide my arms around his hips and kiss him back. His chest vibrates against me as he moans and then he drags me closer, until my breasts are crushed against his firm abs.

A tiny voice at the back of my mind is screeching in protest—this shouldn’t be happening, we should be talking, explaining, finishing this off—but it’s drowned in the rushing of blood in my ears, the thundering beat of my heart. His smell, his taste, the feel of his muscular body, it sends waves of scalding heat over my skin, through me, tightening the tips of my breasts, starting a pulse between my legs. I cling to him as I burn from the inside out; I desperately need him—need to feel him around me, against me, inside me. Everywhere where he’s been missing for so long.


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Jo Raven writes New Adult erotic contemporary romance. She loves sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines, and divides her time between writing and reading. When not cooking up plots, she putters in her cluttered kitchen and dreams of traveling to India and Japan.


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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Review - The Unfortunates (Unfortunate #1) - Skyla Madi


                                            




Oh my gawd!! That was incredible! 
Okay, so before I rant on about how amazing this book is, I'll just give a bit of background. 
The Unfortunates is set in the future, time has swiftly moved on and the world that now exists is cruel and controlled. After crazy wars that have wiped out nearly all human life on earth, Amongst those remaining are four strangers who come together and rebuild society. Eventually they decide, they deserve some recognition and gratitude for their part in rebuilding the society that is now flourishing. They wanted everyone to have a place, and for them to be above them all, reaping the benefits of their hard work. Out of this came the four founding houses, who would rule. With a selection of their closest friends, they would be called the Fortunates, everyone else would be the Unfortunates, basically the lower class. Which eventually would lead to them all being slaves and having no life of their own. 
The system was twisted and cruel for the Unfortunates, and opulent and privileged for the Fortunates. Yet for some reason it seemed to stick. 
On to our main character, Nine. The story starts on her 18th birthday and the day she is selected to become an Unfortunate that serves one of the four houses. Either as a personal Unfortunate; a gift to a Fortunate, to do with as they pleased. Or an Unfortunate who worked in the house and grounds, a general slave really. From when they are born up to the age of 18, the Unfortunates are in a cross between an orphanage and a work house. They barely talk to each other and have no privileges, rules and lessons are ground in to them, preparing them for life as an Unfortunate and how to keep the Fortunates happy and satisfied. 
So, Nine (the number given to her as an Unfortunate, now her name) is chosen as a gift for the son of the Sario house. 

'We're told the Sarios are the most brutal, the most unsympathetic, hard to handle family of them all. If that's true, I might just entertain the idea of suicide if I'm chosen to live there.'

Possibly, the worst house that she could of been placed in. She is now the eldest son Kade's, personal Unfortunate. Which means she is his property and possession to do with, exactly how he chooses. She is really his slave, in all sense of the word. Maybe she got the long straw, maybe she got the short. Kade Sario is 25, darkly gorgeous, brooding and a formidable Master to have. On first impressions, he is going to be hard, deadly and dangerous to get on the wrong side of, perhaps he still is by the end. Without giving anything away, it's hard to tell Kade's motives. I'm torn between thinking I have him sussed, then he will do something and I'm stunned by his actions and have no clue again. One thing I will say, he is stubborn. Fortunates have such a role to play and ideal to live up to, just like the Unfortunates. For some of them, it comes easy, within their blood to rule with an iron fist and make sure everyone knows their place and who they are. Yet for others, they are playing the part they were born in to. It doesn't matter what is right or wrong in that world, you follow the rules in your place. Kade, is the latter. He knows who he is and what is expected of him, yet he struggles with conscience. Sometimes he can ignore it and keep the mask on, other times he can't. His new Fortunate is a distraction when he doesn't need or want one. He has to keep his eye on the ball, he will be next in line to run the Sario house and business and power come first. Although Nine, isn't wanted or needed by Kade, she soon proves to get under his skin. Not only is she stunning and stands out from other Unfortunates, she acts nothing like one either. She is feisty and chances her luck time and time again. He doesn't want to use her for himself but he will not allow others to have her either. 

"Possession?" He stands up and quickly fingers the buttons to his shirt, exposing a sliver of his bare chest with every single one. "Yes, you are mine. You wear my crest. I own you."

The tension between Kade and Nine is sizzling and electric, right from their very first meeting. One of the most amazing things about his book, is the fact that nothing was instant. Except the attraction of course. Yet, it was dragged out until I was dying of frustration just reading it. There was no insta-sex, nothing was too much or too soon. It was perfectly dragged out so that the reader is dying each time they come close to each other. Just from a small touch. It was excellent. Prolonging the inevitable but increasing the desire for it to happen. The relationship between them was incredible. She pushed just enough to test him, to keep him on his toes and stop him from going soft. He always kept that edge to him, that made him dangerous and unpredictable. I couldn't fault the characters at all. 
The overall opinion of mine on this book is, quite hard to describe just how amazing I found it. Of course I'll try. ;) I had never read anything like this before. I had read some dystopian and stacks of erotic romance/erotica. Putting them both together for me was a new toy, I had to experience it, not knowing whether I would like it or not but I was intrigued by the synopsis. I'm so glad I did. It's been the greatest surprise for me in ages. Nothing boring or repetitive, re-used storylines or common main characters. It was all new, fresh and totally addictive. The only problem now is waiting for the next book. The ending was quite a shocker, in a good way but left me screaming to have more. Skyla Madi is a new author to me, but since reading this I'm totally hooked by her writing style and captivating characters. I'll have to go read her other books while I impatiently wait for the next book in this series. :) 

5 very fortunate stars! 


**I was given an ARC of this book, in exchange for a fair and honest review**

Monday, 21 July 2014

Review - Tyler (Inked Brotherhood #2) - Jo Raven

                                                         





**I was given an ARC of this book, in exchange for a fair and honest review**

WOW! Just wow! Well okay maybe a few words more. ;) 
First we had Asher, troubled and fierce. Gorgeous but broken. Literally fighting his way through each day. Audrey was his everything, she rescued him and gave him hope. I loved their story and the world that author Jo Raven created with all her addictive characters. Each and everyone has had their fair share of trouble and heartache in one form or another. Little by little we are learning more about each one and how they stuck by each other through everything.
This time it is Tyler's story. The older brother of Asher. We had learnt through Asher, that Tyler had left home and never looked back 4 years ago. Nobody knew why, or where he had gone. Not only had he walked away from Asher, he had also left behind Erin, his first love. They had shared everything together, but had a huge fight. Erin told him to go and she never wanted to see him again. So he went. Yet she said all this for a reason. 
Erin hasn't moved on. Her life had to continue, but she never forgot Tyler. He was her first love and left her. She has never been able to forget him. 
When Tyler returns back to his home town, following the death of his father. He has a lot of bridges to build. Both Asher and Erin are still angry and hurt over his disappearance 4 years earlier. Tyler wants to make it up to both of them. He wants his brother back, and feels guilty for the way he left him. He still feels exactly the same way about Erin as he did years before. He's determined to make it up to both of them. Yet he has a lot of extra baggage and trouble plaguing him now, and it's making everything a lot harder to deal with.
Again, the characters are incredible. Jo Raven, has this way of making them all so captivating. They are raw and edgy, gorgeous yet hurting. There is always secrets, all her characters have secrets. They usually surprise the hell out of me too, but I love surprises in books. I still love how through the 'Inked Brotherhood' these guys all look out for each other. Although they all have their fair share of problems and struggle with so much, they always have time for each other. Coming to each other's rescue time and time again. 
There was a lot of aspects of this book, that actually taught me a lot. Things I never really knew much about, they were explained and shown at their worst and most brutal. It made me sad but far more aware of things. 
So another fabulous ending and yes, at one point I was welling up. :) 
Tyler and Erin's story was amazing, and just made me a huge fan of this series and of author Jo Raven. I can't wait for the next book in the series, the one I have been waiting for, Zane. The inked up tattooist with the biggest heart and the foulest mouth. 

A fantastic 5 stars! 

★Cover Reveal - Evelyn - Tracie Podger★


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Title:   Evelyn

Author:  Tracie Podger

Genre:  Contemporary Adult Romance

Publication Date:  July 28, 2014

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~ The Background ~


Evelyn is a pivotal character in books 1 and 2 of the Fallen Angel Series.  In books 1 and 2, readers learn a little of her background, how she met principal characters Robert Stone and his best friend Travis, and how she became such an integral part of their lives.  But that is far from all there is to know about this wonderful character. She has her own story to tell, and it's a powerful one.

If you've read the Fallen Angel series, you know that every character has secrets ~ sometimes bittersweet, sometimes utterly devastating, even tragic; and as their secrets unfold, the story deepens with a passionate intensity, weaving the characters' lives together with bonds that cannot be broken.  In every character's life, choices must be made, and very often the past not only determines the choice, but produces its outcome, especially given the complexities of "family culture" explored in the Fallen Angel series.

In this novella, Evelyn tells her story, ultimately connecting it to the sequence of events as they unfold in Fallen Angel 1 and Fallen Angel 2.  As you read it, it is easy to imagine sitting across a table in a quiet cafe', sharing a bottle of chianti, listening as Evelyn tells her story, her way...

~ Synopsis ~


Evelyn was sixteen years old when she fell in love. She fell in love with a murderer.
Rocco has been sent from Italy to live with the Morietti family in Washington, DC, for his safety, for his protection. He hadn’t banked on meeting the beautiful, but young, Evelyn, the daughter of the man who has given him refuge. He hadn’t banked on falling in love.

How hard is it to love the daughter of the man who holds your fate in his hands? And once you fall, how hard is it to keep your love a secret? Which is the greater threat to them both, to keep their secret, or to admit and fight for each other?

Evelyn and Rocco are forced to accept a life of secret meetings, lies, love and loss. Few relationships can survive it, and not every romance has a happy ending. But if there is a chance....... is it not worth a try?

This is the story of young love, of dreams and hopes for a future not possible. This is the story of Evelyn.

Contemporary romance for readers over the age 18. Although part of the 5* Fallen Angel Series, this novella can be read as a standalone.



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Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks.

Tracie wishes to thank you for giving your time to read her books and hopes you enjoy them as much as she loves writing them. If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact her, she would love to hear from you.


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~ The Fallen Angel Series ~


 Available in ebook and paperback....

Fallen Angel, Part I

On the first day of her holiday to Washington, DC, Brooke Stiles meets Robert Stone.

Dark eyed, damaged and dangerous - Stone has never had a normal relationship for fear of his past being exposed. Not knowing how to respect nor love, he struggles with his feelings for a woman who makes him question everything that he is.

Brooke falls in love with him and as their relationship grows she learns who he really is. Her future is set. She is to heal her man and mend his broken soul. But can she do the one thing that he asks?

This is a story of an ordinary woman who falls in love with an extraordinary man and has to discover whether she is strong enough to forgive him his past.

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Fallen Angel, Part II

When Brooke Stiles had said, “It was in a small room in an office block in Washington, DC, that my life changed, forever,” she had no idea of the enormity of that statement. Just a few short months ago, Brooke, had lived a quiet suburban life in the UK. She now owns a closet of clothes she could only dream about and has been swept off her feet by trouble with a capital T. Once Robert Stone came to terms with the fact that he was in love with Brooke, he knew he could never let her go. Not letting her go means introducing her to his life, past and present. However, when Robert’s past and present collide, Brooke does the one thing that Robert begs her not to. Does it change her? Has that light that he sees in her eyes been extinguished? This is a story of an ordinary girl who finds the strength to become the extraordinary woman, and keeps her promise to the man she owes her existence to.

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 ~ The Fallen Angel Series Continues....~


Fallen Angel, Robert (a novel, Robert's story) ~ in progress ~ releasing late this summer!

Fallen Angel, Part III (Autumn, 2014)

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

★Cover Reveal - Tyler (Inked Brotherhood #2) - Jo Raven★

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TYLER (Inked Brotherhood, #2) COVER REVEAL
New Adult contemporary (erotic) romance
by Jo Raven
Cover by Jo Raven
RELEASE DATE: End of July 2014
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SYNOPSIS:

Four years have passed since I left home, my parents, and my brother Asher behind – since I shut out my past.
And Erin. Four years since I last saw her, since I heard her voice and held her in my arms. I’ve spent my time forging a path from woman to woman, from bed to bed; trying to find an answer. But I think I’ve lost my way. There’s no light at the end of the dark.
No big surprise. I carry the dark inside me. I’m a bastard – branded as such from the start. I never give my phone number and address; I take my pleasure and don’t come back for seconds. No commitments; no promises and no happy endings. Yeah, I’m a bastard down to the bone and I don’t give a damn.
But now I’m back in my birth town, the town I fled at eighteen – back to make amends to the brother I abandoned and watch from afar the only girl I’ve ever wanted. Hope isn’t a currency I can afford; I learned that lesson long ago.
Yet when she looks at me and says my name, I can’t help but hope.


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This is book 2 in the Inked Brotherhood series which started with Asher. It is a stand-alone work. No cliffhanger.
The expected publication date is end July 2014, on all of your favorite e-book websites.

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 EXCERPT

“Why, Tyler? Tell me why you left.”

“I don’t wanna talk about it,” he grinds out.

I want to bang my fist on his chest and slap his face. My fingers curl against the soft fabric of his T-shirt, and I feel his muscles clench underneath.

“Screw you,” I whisper and I hope my voice won’t break and betray me. “That’s all you have to say to me? I’m not going to—”

“You’re so beautiful,” he whispers.

Shocked into silence, I stare at him. His gaze is moving over my body, a hot, silky glide that steals my breath. His pupils are dilated, making his eyes look black.

I try again. “After all this time, I just want to know—”

His hand hooks around my back, pressing me to his body, and he bends his head toward me, dark hair falling in his eyes. His mouth descends on mine, sealing the words inside.

The world falls away with a murmur as he kisses me. I gasp and his tongue pushes inside, tangling with mine. He licks at my mouth, and he tastes so good – like dark chocolate and pepper. Familiar. Thrilling. Sexy.

I want more. I slide my arms around his hips and kiss him back. His chest vibrates against me as he moans and then he drags me closer, until my breasts are crushed against his firm abs.

A tiny voice in the back of my mind is screeching in protest – this shouldn’t be happening, we should be talking, explaining, finishing this off – but it’s drowned in the rushing of blood in my ears, the thundering beat of my heart. His smell, his taste, the feel of his muscular body, it all sends waves of scalding heat over my skin, through me, tightening the tips of my breasts, starting a pulse between my legs. I cling to him as I burn from the inside out; I desperately need him – need to feel him around me, against me, inside me. Everywhere where he’s been missing for so long.

His hands move down to the small of my back, then lower, lifting my skirt. He swallows my moan of protest and slips a hand round the front, inside my panties. I gasp as his callused fingers touch me, slide inside me.

Oh god, oh crap. It feels so good. He strokes me, rough and tender, soft and hard, until my body starts to shake. Pleasure rips through me, tearing me apart.


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AUTHOR BIO

Jo Raven writes New Adult erotic contemporary romance. She loves sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines, and divides her time between writing and reading. When not cooking up plots, she putters in her cluttered kitchen and dreams of traveling to India and Japan.
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