Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cut Too Deep Tour with Review, Excerpt, Promo and Giveaway

Title: Cut Too Deep
Author: KJ Bell

Release Date: May 27th

Blurb ~ A woman traumatized by her past, beaten, battered, and unwilling to trust.

A man held captive by his greatest failure, lost, and self-destructive.

Letters that unexpectedly bind them together.

Is their bond strong enough to survive each other?

As a web of deceit is revealed, will they be able to determine what’s real, and what’s worth fighting for? Or will they crumble under the weight of secrets that cut too deep?

Can Miller forgive himself and move beyond his fear of failing the one he loves? 

Can Hadley accept the love she desperately wants but doesn’t believe she deserves?

My Review

4 Love Letter Stars 
Copy Provided by Author for Honest Review
April 20, 2014

Hadley has the world’s biggest crush on Miller Genetti, then again, who doesn’t? The best and brightest part of her day is when he she catches a glimpse of the CEO hottie. Like a stalker, Hadley can’t get enough. But Hadley has never said a word to Miller and she never plans to. Sometimes fate has other plans.
After a scary debacle in Thailand, Miller is detained by authorities and Hadley is more than worried she’s lost her chance to get to know him. This is where my favorite part of the book comes in. Is there anything more romantic than getting to know someone via personal letters, in Miller’s case, that’s his only mode of communication and Hadley is the only one he wants to talk to. The letters between Hadley and Miller -eventually text messages- were oftentimes romantic but still outwardly hilarious, and in Miller’s case they bordered on X-rated.

It’s very clear Hadley has demons in her past, some even haunting her still. Throughout the course of the book we learn more about Hadley’s past and what haunts her. At this point there are some graphic and mildly disturbing moments Hadley suffered, so the weak hearted may need to skip this one.
I loved the connection between Hadley and Miller. Unlike most stories, Miller and Hadley don’t experience insta-love since Miller is being held across the world. There relationship builds slowly and more deeply since we all know it’s easier to be honest on paper or with a keyboard. This type of build-up is just what she needs. Her past keeps her from building any relationships and the anonymity and fear for Miller allows her to earn his trust without being overwhelmed by his presence. The same can’t be said for his return home. **wink, wink**

**Some spoilers in next paragraph, feel free to skip.**
Hadley was a very interesting character. With the limited but sometimes scary details of her past she was easy to like. Even with shadows chasing her, Hadley is passionate about what she does, especially when she is dancing. Though she carries a blanket of guilt around she refuses to blame anyone else. At times I wanted to strangle her to fight more, not give in and let her life be controlled. But Hadley keeps herself in a corner, with her eyes pointed each direction. Miller also blames himself for issues that are out of his control. When he blamed himself for his wife being an addict, I wanted to shake him. No matter what she did in the end it was her decision and he just couldn’t see that. Then again the reasons for his being in Thailand in the first place were rather shocking. But at the end of the day Miller is more than a privileged CEO. He cares about taking care of his loved ones in any way he can and it’s rather admirable the lengths he will go to.
The shocking moments don’t end there. Miller feels like he knows Hadley. She reminds him so much of someone he used to know. Luckily Miller has connections and the drama keeps comin’. The end was even more shocking and disturbing than I expected. Emotions were all over the place and I just wanted Hadley and Miller to get the HEA they deserved. There may not have been high-speed car chases but my adrenaline was pumping just the same.

Overall I enjoyed Cut Too Deep. This was my first from author KJ Bell but certainly not my last. The dual POV’s and natural flow of the story made it easier to connect with the characters and keep me interested. There were a few parts that were predictable and others such as Miller’s family connections seemed forced but still played well within the storyline. Hadley and Miller are two long lost souls that unfortunately have to suffer until they once again find each other but once they do, the sky’s the limit. I wasn’t overwhelmed with the conclusion of the story but I thought the re-emergence of a minor character really helped everything come full-circle and offer both the characters and reader’s a believable and happily, ever after. 


“Miss, are you coming?” Miller asked.
Hadley dragged her gaze from his neatly pressed trousers, stopping at his rugged and handsome face. Miller’s come-hither smile suggested he could make all of her fantasies come true. Not that she would ask him to.
She sought out the jagged scar that started in the middle of his chin and disappeared under his sharp jaw. It intrigued her. She had a similar one on her right cheek, faded and usually covered with foundation. His, thicker and more prominent, reflected a whisper of imperfection on an otherwise perfect male specimen. Only the stubble that typically shadowed his chin, hinted it bothered him. Hadley often wondered how he got it, but dared not ask. In truth, Hadley dared not speak to him, period.
“Miss,” Miller repeated, “are you coming?”
 Am I coming?
Of course, Miller meant into the elevator with him, but Hadley interpreted it with an alternate meaning. His question rang out literally—the way Hadley dreamt about the previous night, Miller making her come until she begged him to make love to her. Her trembling thighs had woken her from the tantalizing dream.

About the Author
K J Bell currently lives in California with her husband and three children. As a mother of three, when she’s not writing, she’s usually carting one of her children to their various activities.
She enjoys reading, and music, and is equally addicted to both.
Writing is a passion she simply can’t live without.
She loves hearing from her readers and can be found on various social media sites



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Uncensored Passion Tour with Promo and Excerpt

Title: Uncensored Passion
Author: Bobby Cole Meyer
Release Date: May 2014

Book one in the Men of Passion Series: A contemporary erotic series about the passions and devotion of five men to the one woman who loves them all...

Kayla Saradon is a beautiful, respected psychiatrist who her friends claim has discovered the fountain of youth. Kayla wonders what her friends would say if they knew her secret is the polyandry lifestyle she shares with her four, studly "husbands" — each skilled in his own sexual specialty?

Then PI, Trey Sean Cameron, who is secretly investigating her lifestyle, explodes into her life. The ex-Army Special Forces operative raises emotions Kayla can neither control nor contain. Can Trey — a demanding and possessive lover — ever share in her lifestyle? If not, how far will she go to keep him?

Bobbi Cole Meyer is the pen name for Barbara Meyer, who relocated from her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career as a lyricist. Over the years Barbara has had numerous songs she co-wrote cut by major artists such as Tom Jones, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Barbi Benton, Stella Parton, and several others. She also co-wrote the theme song for the Italian movie, Summer Affair, with well-known guitarist and composer, Bucky Barrett. Now residing in Tennessee, with new hubby, Hank, Barbara is busy pursuing a second career, writing fiction, which she claims is her first love.
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Kayla, then and now

Kayla Saradon did not see herself as others saw her. When she looked in the mirror, she saw a myriad of imperfections—a woman who never quite measured up in her father’s stern eyes—a woman who was her mother’s reflected embarrassment as they shared a mutual proclivity for innovative sexual freedom, and a woman always on the edge of self-fulfillment.
From a pragmatic, rather than an egotistical point of view, Kayla knew she was attractive, but she was completely oblivious to the fact that her mane of flaming strawberry-blonde hair, her flawless, creamy, unblemished skin, and her striking figure made her, in everyone else’s eyes, model perfect.
She also knew her expressive green eyes were one of her most compelling features, so she used them to full advantage. Having mastered the art of unspoken sensual conversation, she oftentimes shuttered them to relay an intensely provocative suggestion in a flirtatious way that drew those males she sought to know, then held them until she ultimately obtained her desired sensual results.
When she was sexually aroused, Kayla’s eyes would change color to reflect the depth of her emotional temperature, seeming to emit an iridescent light, especially when she was in the middle of an orgasm. She learned this the night one of her more poetic lovers, Michael, called them sexually luminescent, commenting that her green eyes gleamed in a feral, catlike way as she reached a climax. He added, “Kayla Sarandon, you are a very seductive, mesmerizing lady who can tempt a man to reach beyond his sexual limits, but should I die of a heart attack on your bed, at least I’ll die smiling.”
Later, every time Kayla recalled that night, she had to smile, remembering Michael, a passing-through-Nashville-fling she couldn’t resist after meeting him at a cocktail party. However, the wit and charm she had found so intriguing quickly dissipated after the passion cooled, and she digested his parting comment as he rolled to the side of the bed and reached to pat her butt in a dismissive way.
“That was great, babe. Just what I needed to round out a good day. Too bad we’re just ships passing in the night. But that’s life. As much as I enjoyed you, I’m married and unavailable. And you, my insatiable pet, need to find someone as hot as you are—someone who is available, because you’re too much of a woman not to be fucked thoroughly and often.”
Now, as Kayla pulled her car into her garage and switched it off, the memories of that night with Michael faded.
Shaking off the past and emitting a sigh of relief to be home, she exited the car and stepped through the door into the side hallway leading to the kitchen. She immediately released her shoulder-length hair, tamed with conditioners and worn in a severe, sedate bun day-do, now ready for a night of passion.
It was the first thing she did the minute she closed the door of her residence every evening. Only inside these walls did she feel free to let her hair down, figuratively and physically.
As always upon entering her home, Kayla kicked off her shoes and shed her suit coat, all hastily discarded items synonymous with freeing her spirit to indulge in the essence of the behind-doors life that sustained her.
The shoes were immediately picked up by one “husband,” the coat taken by another, before she was embraced by all.
“Glad you’re home, baby,” Luke said as he kissed her tenderly.
“Likewise,” Lee said as he gave her a hug.
Harm, her first and most sensitive husband, cupped her face and stood silently for a moment, just staring into her eyes.
“You look tired, hon. How about I fix you a cocktail, and you relax before dinner. How does that sound?”
“Sounds great.”
J.J. was the last to embrace her, smoothing her hair back before giving her a passionate kiss, which was the only kind young J.J. ever gave.
“You make the boring day worthwhile when you come home, Kayla,” he said as he reluctantly released her.
She followed them into the kitchen, silently critiquing them all on the way, satisfied and smiling at her choice of men.
Her “husbands”, ranging in age from 19 to 39, though vastly different both in appearance and personalities, were alike in that they were all as committed to their adopted, lusty, and private polyandry lifestyle as she. They took turns pleasing her, each in their own preferred style of lovemaking.
Jonathan Javiero Romero (J.J.) was the most recent addition to her sexual entourage. And as she settled at the breakfast bar and took the drink Harm had fixed her, Kayla smiled to herself, thinking, I sure made the right choices in my men. And tonight I have Harm to pleasure me. Kayla’s pussy clenched at the thought of the night to come.
And then she met Harm’s eyes and he winked at her, an indication that he had probably read her mind, which he seemed capable of doing all the time.
Sensitive Harm, always alert to my moods, Kayla thought, and such a sexy man in his own quiet way—easy and guileless.
As she studied him, Kayla was reminded how Harm’s pragmatic mind could grasp any situation at lightning speed, yet even in a crisis he always remained the calm gentleman. She knew it often surprised people who didn’t know him well what a head Harm had for business.
Over the past five years he had parlayed his first tattoo parlor into a thriving, bi-coastal chain of upscale ink salons catering to men and women, some very famous. He had invested his money with such surprising acumen, and the return had proven so great, that it wasn’t unusual for Kayla and her other husbands to seek financial advice from him.
Yes, I am one lucky woman.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Beautiful Ink Review

Book Review 
May 3. 2014
Beautiful Ink #1
by: Nicole Reed
5 Tattoos ~R~ HOTT Stars ★★★★★

Blurb ~ Family.

I have tattooed that single word on more skin than I care to count. It elicits powerful thoughts and emotions for most people.
Loving. Caring. Supportive. Togetherness. Forever.

But not for me. The word family means so much more.
Vicious. Harmful. Dangerous. Corrupt. Deadly.

You can’t run forever from the ones who love you.
NOTE: This novel is not a cliffhanger and can be read as a standalone.

WARNING: This book is real, beautifully raw, and not for the faint of heart. It is the story of a young girl’s loss of innocence while growing up around a motorcycle club. It is not suitable for children under the age of seventeen due to language, sexual content, and intense subject matter. Based on true events

My Review 

Can we take a minute to appreciate that strking cover... LOVE IT!!!

This book took me by such surprise, and it was the BEST Surprise ever... Beautiful Ink sucked me into a world of mayhem. Filled at times with glee, joy, fear and revulsion and the end result did not disappoint. My emotions are all over the place. 

I stumbled upon this book at 4AM when I couldn't sleep anymore and I figured why not, the synopsis assures me there is no cliff-hanger and I have nothing better to do... This was both the best and worst decision of my day since I would have to be at work by 8:30. Needless to say by 1PM in the afternoon I was done.

Sucked in from the start, Beautiful Ink grips you like a lover and squeezes the life out of you until your a bumbling mess of emotions and overwhelming anxiety.

Since the synopsis leaves the plot of this story out I promise to not include any spoilers. Though be forewarned this at times touches on many serious and dark topics so steer clear if those are not your cup o' tea. If you've read a Nicole Reed novel before, you know her writing is genius and often touching. Beautiful Ink is no different.
Some things the book contains:
Single (Heroine) POV
Told by chapter from past to present

Girls with Affinities to Tattoos
Motorcycle Gangs (MC) and hardcore bikers
and most importantly - Redemption

Also though the book certainly does not have a cliff-hanger there is that overhanging proof that the story is not complete and now I'm dying inside since we have no release date or blurb, anything for the next book. So be warned, you'll be left wanting, dying and begging for more... I still am, needless to say I have the worst book-hangover so far this year and I want another tattoo... Thanks Nicole Reed.

Now I'll express myself with an abundance of GIF's because my brain is no longer functional....

Beautiful Ink started with a bang and I was immediately freaking out, having no clue what to expect.


This is what else I experienced...



Until we have more I am going to go die....

by Nicole Reed

Find more by Nicole on Goodreads
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Somebody Worth It Tour with Promo and Giveaway

Somebody Worth It CoverTitle: Somebody Worth It
Author: Nickie Seidler
Release Date: April 2014

Blurb ~ Millie has struggled over the years to keep the spark alive in her relationship. Starting at a young age her life has been a series of trials and tribulations, and it’s only getting more complicated. She’s followed stepping stones that she wasn't always sure were leading her in the right direction, causing her to wonder if she is on the right path.
Her husband, Brian, loves her dearly, but has a poor way of showing it. Stress easily beats him down, and his own protective nature seems to fight against him. He’s shutting down, virtually ignoring and alienating the people around him when they need him the most.
Millie lost her job and they’re about to lose the house. On the verge of losing it all, she questions everything. Where did it all go wrong? How did they get to this point? However, the answers could be more unsettling than anticipated.
Hearts will be broken when long held secrets are revealed. Is a chance at happiness worth the destruction it leaves in its wake? Is it worth the risk? Worth the pain for everyone involved? Worth the effort? Is she somebody worth it?
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About the Author 
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Born and raised in the Chicago-land area, Nickie Seidler is a up and coming young author. Her new-found dream of being a writer has led to the completion of her fifth book. Nickie is married, and when not writing, enjoys cooking new recipes for them to try, water aerobics, car racing and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Nash Review

Book Review 
April 15.2014
Nash (Marked Men #4)
by:Jay Crownover
4 Stars

Blurb ~ Will their past determine their future?

Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down... and now he’s trying to do it again.

Saint has no idea that Nash isn’t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he’s struggling to figure out his future. He can’t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them —or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she’s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.

When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?

My Review 

I admit it, I’m a cheaty Mc. Cheater. After winning a PPB copy of Nash from Goodreads (Goodreads ROCKS!!) a month ahead of its release I figured it was a sign from above to read the book. Sure I had only read Rule (#1) but even then I wanted Nash’s story the most. He’s the sweetest and most understood of the gang. Few know to look beyond the body covering tattoos and see the teddy bear underneath. I however, wanted that and more. 

After reading the blurb for Nash I thought the tension would be at a much higher point. Sure, there’s relationship woes and Saint’s initial hatred for Nash but too soon the hatred is dealt with and the most exciting issue was gone. 

Saint was an up-and-down character. Sometimes she was likable, especially when I mildly hated Nash for the shitty way I thought he treated her and other times not so much. Saint tends to create problems for herself and cause stress regarding issues that are in a sense made-up. When she finds the truth from Nash and his involvement in hating him during high school, the why was discussed, denied and moved on from. I still feel unclear on this.  Even knowing the truth, Saint pushes Nash away. 

Nash finally having his story was super exciting and only mildly thrilling in the end. I think at times Nash gave in to Saint too much and let her wound him and others he gave in too easily. For a badass I was a bit disappointed. He was very persistent in his pursuit of Saint and even with her hatred simmering he sought out to woo her adding some very sweet elements to the story. 

I was glad to see other characters throughout the story. They mostly make vague appearances and a wedding is glossed over but it was still nice to see everyone happy and in love via their HEA.
Overall I enjoyed Nash as much as I did Rule. This series seriously deals with some intense men with an affinity to sexy tattoos and orgasm inducing piercings. Honestly I think that’s all that needs sayin’.


Finding My Way Tour with Promo, Excerpt and Giveaway

Finding My Way by Heidi McLaughlin

April 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
The Beaumont Series, #4

Liam Westbury has the world at his feet. He’s the quintessential golden boy. He’s the superstar quarterback for Beaumont High. His girl, Josie, is head cheerleader. He has his choice of colleges just waiting for him.  Except he’s suffocating from all the pressure he’s under and no one understands.
Liam Page is the heartthrob he never wanted to be. He’s successful, smart and in demand by record companies and his adoring fans. Music is his passion, his love, but something’s missing. His nights are lonely and he longs for the girl he left behind. Seeing her in every face in the crowd haunts him with the knowledge that she hates him. Going home has never been an option until now.
Be there when Liam Westbury becomes Liam Page and follow the highs and lows of the Quarterback turned Rockstar as he finds a way back to Beaumont in this prequel to Forever My Girl.


“Liam, huh? You’re a virgin.”

My mouth starts to drop open. I shut it quickly and clear my throat. “Excuse me?”

Trixie moves forward, almost pressing herself against me. She eyes me before continuing, “I’m not talking about your dick, but you’ve never been in a green room before. That makes you a virgin in my book.”

I swallow hard, afraid of breaking eye contact with her. Trixie steps away, laughing. “What’s your story, Liam the virgin?”

“Um… I’m just looking to play.”

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Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.


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FINDING MY WAY (Beaumont Series #4)
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FOREVER MY GIRL (The Beaumont Series #1)
MY EVERYTHING  (The Beaumont Series, #1.5)
MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER (The Beaumont Series, #2)
FINDING MY FOREVER  (The Beaumont Series, #3)

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