Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Review: A Virtual Affair

A Virtual Affair A Virtual Affair by Tracie Podger
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Get the tissues at hand, because you will need them. This is a heartwrenching story. I absolutely loved this book. I was given a copy in return for an honest review.

Well, this story definitely tugs at the heart strings, and I am sure there are many hundreds of women who can relate to Jayne's story. This is a powerful tale of a woman who is no more than a possession, to a husband who loves only himself.

Notwithstanding the fact she bore him a Son and a Daughter, he still had no time for Jayne, he could not even be bothered with his Son, but he did seem to adore his daughter. The jerk in this story is called Michael, although I would like to call him something much stronger, but my review would be banned. Michael is very active in his sex life, just not with his wife, he has many affairs over the years.

Jayne has a very good friend called Carla, she too has had an adulterous husband that she recently divorced. Maybe Jayne will consider doing the same, but is she strong enough? It takes courage to go it alone, and she would be alone as her children are grown up starting out lives of their own. Her son has a girlfriend and is settled with her, they are starting their own little family. Her daughter follows her father, she realizes he gives her what she wants, but does she even know what she wants?

The story maybe to close to home for some, they may recognise themselves in similar situations, and the reason for that is because this story is real, it portrays how depression can grip you and how desperate you can feel. It also shows courage and determination, there are particular things in this story that will have you grinning so much your jaw hurts, and other things that will have you feeling like you are going to cry and never stop, so like I said at the start get the tissues ready as I am sure you will need them. This may be an uncomfortable subject for some and a trip down memory lane for others, but, this is a story of betrayal, of a wonderful love, of heartbreak, of defeat, of complete and utter misery, it is a story that touches your very core.



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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Hearts & Daggers Anthology






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Authors:
Kimberly Blalock Cassia Brightmore
Skye Callahan heather Dahlgren
Ella emerson Danielle Jamie
Courtney shockey A.M. Willard

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Dark Romance
Model: Cassia Brightmore
Cover Design by Cover Me, Darling
Release Date: February 9, 2016





A little sweet, a little dark just enough to ignite a spark. 
This Valentine's Day, prepare to have your darkest desires and hottest fantasies realized in one explosive anthology as four dark romance and four contemporary romance authors join forces to bring you eight all new tantalizing tales.



From a deranged stalker to a sweet-talking matchmaker, immerse yourself in this pairing of scorching hot romance and depravity in an action-packed experience certain to satisfy all of your delicious and dark desires.














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DIRTY by Kimberly Blalock



My name is Oliva Basari. I escaped one hell only to be trapped into another. Darkness and fear seething through my thoughts. I fell in love, I fell in lust… Hell, I just fell. A new city, new job, new persona… In the darkness Tess became real… MY alter ego. The jab of someone or something else building in my gut until she's all I wanted to become. Never fearing what could happen when remorse knocked on my door. Never fearing the lustful way I stalked them… The ones that couldn't have me, that couldn't taste me. Until I met one very, tall, dark, and forbiddingly handsome Mr. Black. He hated me, watched me with darkness in his tormented eyes. He scared me, intimidated me, left me questioning my own sanity. He was the one thing I wouldn't let myself submit too. The way he touched me. Slid his knuckles across my flesh. But I wasn't a single woman, I had someone that loved me for who I was or rather had feigned to be. 
In the end, we are all captured souls waiting for release or the claw scrapping escape of our own maniacal thoughts. In the end, we are all prisoners of the flesh.

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 REPENTANCE by Cassia Brightmore





Obsession is a passionate emotion. A dark blend of desire and longing; it distorts reality into twisted fantasies. How far would you go to ensure the object of your infatuation is forever in your possession? Former Deputy Sam Ridley is a man plagued by past sins. In his eyes, being sentenced to ten years in prison isn’t punishment enough for his crimes. An unwanted early parole forces him to re-join a society that looks down on him with scorn. Exiling himself to a new town is the only hope he has to escape the ghosts haunting him. Emma Danvers is a woman looking for change. Living a life of privilege has offered her opportunities without challenges. Breaking free of the constraints of family obligation, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Never did she expect to be catapulted into the arms of a man searching for his own new beginning. Two people thrown together in a twist of fate. One running from his past; the other chasing a brighter future. Can they be each other’s salvation? Or will any happiness they find be ripped to shreds by the deadly obsession of another? Redemption comes at a high-staked price no one is willing to pay as the Darkness Series returns for one last mind-blowing trip into the depths of despair. 

Warning: This is a dark romance novel not suited for readers under the age of eighteen due to graphic violence and situations.

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 INSURMOUNTABLE by Skye Callahan



When a slave with no future meets a man with no boundaries, will their heated encounter ignite their lonely hearts or send them down in flames?

They took my life and freedom at the age of sixteen.
my prison
I live in their walks by their rules with the false and deluded hope that one day things will be different. That one day I'll no longer be merely an object of their perverse fantasies. But deep in my heart I know there is only one end to my nightmare--death.
Until him...
my Master


Some call my home paradise, others know it as hell but it's the only life I've ever known.
My legacy
At the age of ten, I saw my mother's dead body carried out if our room. The organization became my family, molding and shaking me in their image, but I never forgot the lesson my mother taught me. I only live by their rules to get what I want in return... Her.
My Little Dove


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THE MATCHMAKER by Heather Dahlgren


 Amanda Thompson is a matchmaker and a damn good one. She’s a huge success in what she does for other people. For her own love life, not so much.
 Davis Hart moves home to help his sister after her divorce. He isn't looking for romance, but his sister believes differently.   Taking it upon herself to seek out a matchmaker to find it for him.
 Finding love is exactly what Amanda and Davis need without knowing it.  Who knew a date when either were looking for more, could lead to so much?  But what if it’s built on a tiny omission of fact?
Matches can be made, but can they survive the truth?
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 HEARTS in L.A. by Ella Emerson


Valentina Sparks was only the biggest author at the Hearts In L.A. author convention, and Carter Jackson would do anything to meet her. As a cover model, he knew his career would be set if he could charm his way onto one of her bestselling books.

Jessica Oliver is excited to be attending the Romance Author Convention in Los Angeles. Things are going just as she planned in her life, and she has everything figured out.

But, one random meeting and Carter and Jessica find themselves exactly where neither of them thought they would be. Infatuated with each other.

With Carter’s obsession with Valentina, and Jessica trying to overcome a life she is terrified of living, will these two souls be able to connect over the Valentine’s weekend?

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SAVANNAH’s DESIRE by DANIELLE JAMIE



This Valentine's Day, escape to the snowy mountains of Aspen, Colorado with your favorite book couple, KAYDEN KNOX and Savannah Livingston-KNOX. It's been almost two years since they welcomed their twins, Brayden and Colton, into the world. Since that day Savannah and KAYDEN have yet to have a romantic getaway with just the two of them...until now!
Savannah's birthday and Valentine's Day will be one she'll not soon forget. So grab your skis and fuzzy handcuffs because you're about to board the BEAUMONT jet and set out on an erotic vacation you won't soon forget.



Lost in Shadows by Courtney Shockey


Love for Jasmine Marlo can be described in one word; Malcolm. Her wonderful fiancé holds her heart in the palm of his hand and always has, but he’s overseas using his MD to help a place in distress. The months he’s away, she fears for his life. She dreams of the perfect Valentine’s Day with him and prays it’ll come true. This story is quite steamy throughout, but also tugs on your heart strings. “Sometimes the outside can be misleading.”

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HEARTS IN FLORENCE by A.M. Willard



It’s not always black and white, nor is it about how much color your canvas has. It comes down to how you can connect with the ones near you, how they can cause your heart to beat faster.
Raven Bloomberg finds herself stuck in Florence, Italy over Valentine’s Day weekend. Not only has her business trip taken a turn, but she finds herself sharing a hotel room with the reason that’s caused her to be stranded. Pushed outside her comfort zone, she decides to let loose and enjoy her weekend. The only problem is; she might have enjoyed it a little too much.


Pierce Ashton has a secret that he’s not ready to share. His love for art and travel has him bouncing from country to country. But, a particular art gallery assistant has him wanting more.


Hearts in Florence is about opening your eyes to see the colors of the world, you never know what else might open up on a weekend of firsts.

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Sunday, 7 February 2016


Title: Shane ( Damage Control 4 )
Author: Jo Raven 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Photographer: Andrei Vishnyakov
Model: Umid







Once upon a time, my life was good. I had a family, I had a girlfriend, and hopes for the future. That was long ago, but I remember it. A hazy dream of what could have been.
That’s gone now. I lost it all. Life fucked me over, and now I’m scared of my own damn shadow. 
I’m training to be a tattoo artist, but I bet I’m not good enough. I have a roof over my head, but every morning I’m scared shitless that I’ll find myself on the street again – or worse, back in prison. 
And every time a pretty girl looks at me, every single fucking time, I know I can’t be with her. Not only because she’ll find out I’m an ex-con and run the other way, no. It’s more than that. I just can’t. The thought of anyone touching me, the thought of getting aroused from that touch brings back every damn nightmare from my past to swallow me whole.
Can’t fucking do it. 
Not even if it’s the prettiest girl on earth – Cassie. With her long blond hair and her pretty tits, her short skirts and high heels, she’s all my fantasies rolled into one. See, the fact she kissed one of my buddies? That’s good. The fact she looks at me like I’m a bug under her shoe? Even better.
Because it means she’s not interested in getting hot and sweaty with me, and that I can keep living that fantasy.
The fantasy that she wants to be with me as much as I want to be with her – even though I know it will never happen.

Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.
*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*

SHANE is book 4 in the series Damage Control - a series set in the same world as Inked Brotherhood. The boys of Damage Control were taken in by Zane Madden and Rafe Vestri and offered apprenticeship and work in the tattoo shop Damage Control.
Next in the Damage Control series: OCEAN (Damage Control 5)



Shane is holding me, his large, callused hands on my cheeks, and then his mouth descends on mine, and he’s kissing me. His mouth is hard and hot, tasting of whisky and fire, and I’m lost against him.
He just holds me close, moving his mouth over mine. He groans when I lick his lips, letting me in. His tongue tangles with mine, and the fire spills from my mouth to my belly, setting me alight. He kisses like someone who hasn’t done it much—a little hard, a little awkward.
Perfect.
Because it’s him, it’s Shane, and the cool silk of his long hair brushes against my face as he kisses me, his tall, strong body close enough to touch if he’ll just take one small step forward. If he’ll let me close the gap and press myself to him.
He doesn’t. Even as I loop my arms around his neck, tugging, his hands on my face are like steel vises, keeping me in place, just near enough for our mouths to meet and the most scorching kiss I’ve ever been given.
Shane wants me. He wants me. The words spin in my mind in colorful, dizzying circles. I mean, he’s kissing me. Would he kiss me if he didn’t? Why won’t he let me close?
His teeth nip at my lips, making me gasp, sending jolts of fire into my core, and he walks me backward until my back hits the wall with a thump. I love all of it, love the feel of his mouth on mine, the strength in his hands, the way I have to strain upward to meet his mouth because he’s so tall. I’m so caught in the sensations that I jerk when he moves closer.
He’s breathing raggedly against my mouth. He finally crushes his body to mine, pressing me to the wall, letting me feel how aroused he is. His hard-on is long and thick, digging into my belly.
Damn, this boy’s so hot I could come just from that.
But then his grip on my jaw turns so hard it hurts. I whimper, and he stops moving, every muscle turned to stone, his mouth just pressed to mine as he pants.
Why? No, I don’t want him to stop. I like how hard he’s gripping me, how he’s bearing on me until I can feel every ridge of every muscle through our thick clothes. That he’s holding me like he’ll drown if he lets go, like he’s losing control from wanting me so much.
I want to feel that wanted. That needed. No one has ever reacted that way with me—and there’s never been anyone I’ve wanted so much. Liked so much.
My arms are still wrapped around his neck, the silk of his hair tickling my fingers, and I try to pull him closer. I let my hands slip over his powerful shoulders, down his sides, to the front of his pants, stroke over the big bulge there.
There’s the proof that he likes what we’re doing. His dick can’t lie, right?
I kiss his lips, willing him to kiss me back, to touch me more.
But he’s already pulling away, releasing my cheeks, ripping himself from my hold, his eyes wide and wild.
“Fuck,” he breathes and stumbles back. “Fuck, I’m sorry.”








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Saturday, 6 February 2016

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Title: Bound by Steel
Author: Connie Lafortune
Genre: Contemporary/Suspense Romance
Edited by: Peter Gaskin

Cover Design by: Hang Le
Release Date: March 19th, 2016
Bound by Steel
Synopsis
Lyra Harper

I was driving home to spend the holidays with my family.

But I lost control of my vehicle on an icy mountain road.

I slammed into a tree on the edge of Lake Lucerne.

I barely remember writing my name on the frosted windowpane.

The darkness had swallowed me whole.

I spiraled toward oblivion.

When I awoke from the gloom

I found myself in an old log cabin

With the devil's eyes piercing fiercely into mine.

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Ryker Steel

Up until four days ago, my life was tedious and tiresome.

Until I rescued a dainty girl with golden hair and hazel eyes.

She looks just like the one I'm trying to forget.

Now my life has turned upside down and inside out.

You see, I inadvertently revealed my true identity.

Now, she can never leave.

We will live in hell, until we take our last breaths, together.

Lyra was the one who insisted on playing the game.

But I have a gut feeling, I will be the one to lose...
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Connie Lafortune
Connie Lafortune is a shift supervisor by day and an author at night. She loves spending time with her family and friends, taking walks along the beach, and listening to music…If she’s not in her office writing, you can bet she’s curled up on the couch with her nose buried in a book. Connie lives in Connecticut with her husband, Alan.Connie is a true believer in love conquering all… This being the reason why she loves writing romance novels. She wants to create a story based on strong, believable characters. One’s that will make you laugh, cry and feel every emotion under the sun. Connie wants to leave you breathless and begging for more…
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Friday, 5 February 2016

Review: Cruel Water

Cruel Water Cruel Water by Freya Barker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG this story just rips at your heart strings. I loved my first visit to the Skipper via From Dust, which is where Syd, and Gunner's story was told, but Viv was mentioned in there. I loved that book, and when I was given the chance to read Viv's story I jumped at the opportunity.

Well I totally love Freya's skill at writing, she has you feeling how the characters felt, I was choked up at times, crying at others, laughing at others. Emotions get taken for a ride at the start and do not stop till the end.

This story is about not 1 but 2 delicate subjects. Most women struggle to come back from one of these subjects, let alone 2, but our main character Viv has been subjected to them and on the surface appears to have survived but has she??

Ike our sexy man in the story, has also had heartbreak in his life, a strong military guy, he has learned how to mask his trauma too, but his brother's death is different, it is family, it is his brother and he feels responsible.

Viv and Ike end up having a night of passionate sex, no names are mentioned, they do not speak, they just enjoy their liaison, Viv sneaks out in the morning and that you may think is the end of that - well that is just the beginning. Both are damaged, but they are about to become each others crutch, can Ike help Viv mend and in so doing help himself?

This is one explosive story, touching on subjects sure to tear you apart at times, but it is written with such skill that makes their story so amazing. I take my hat off to Freya another fantastic book which melts your heart and soul.

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Review: Shane

Shane Shane by Jo Raven
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this story, Shane and Cassie, I immediately remembered Cassie from reading Jessie's story, she was rather naughty and caused a right uproar in that story, so I was immediately intrigued as to what was going to happen in this story about Shane another of the damaged guys Jo writes so amazingly about. Shane has had so much happen to him in his past that it is amazing he is even sane never mind so damn caring and definitely cute!!

It is not long before I see why Cassie did what she did to Jessie, but she went about it all wrong, but it soon becomes clear she had only eyes for one person and it is not Jessie it is Shane, and unknown to her Shane is crazy about her.

So we read on, Cassie with her baggage and Shane with his, can they unpack their baggage and put their lives in order with each other's help? well to find that out you have to read the book and believe me, you will love it from page 1 to the last page.





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