Friday, 6 March 2015


Title: Crushing Misery
Author: Kinsey Taylor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 3rd, 2015


Have you ever lost the will to fight?
Kennedy Anderson has continually struggled with the crummy hand life has dealt her. A failed, abusive marriage has left her worn, yet relieved that the past is finally locked away. Unfortunately, the past has a way of repeating itself. Once again faced with tragedy and despair, Kennedy’s anguish is multiplied by the fact that she doesn’t suffer alone; she now has a two year old daughter, Ashlynn.
Love has only served to complicate Corbin Nash’s life.
He’s focused, hardworking, and dedicated to regaining his middleweight title until the unlikely duo of Kennedy and Ashlynn enter his life. While trying to help her fight her demons, Corbin finds his own resurfacing, steadily revealing the secrets he’s worked so hard to keep buried the last eighteen years.
Two beaten and battered souls, desperate to break free of the misery...
Will they cower to their plagued pasts, or will they fight through the despair and finally find the happiness that has evaded them their entire lives?

About the Author:

Author Kinsey Taylor lives in the beautiful state of Washington. You'll find her running after her three crazy minions, two food-loving dogs, and a moody cat who believes he's the King of their castle. Her inspiration for her books comes from deep in her heart, inspired by her soul mate and husbands adoring support. The everlasting romantic, Kinsey's writing is sure to give twists, turns, and plenty of drama that will leave you breathless.

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STEALING ROSE (The Fowler Sisters #2) by Monica Murphy
Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 3/3/15




First off I’ve read the majority of this authors work and my rating do vary especially during these kind of series. I have to say I put off reading this book for a week as I loved Owning Violet and I was sceptical to delve into Rose’s story.

We were briefly introduced to Rose in the previous book and It was obviously Violet’s view of her younger sister and she came across as shy a bit timid, quite wise for her years and nothing really prepared me for the sexual whirlwind that is Rose Fowler.

This book follows Rose essentially trying to find her place in the world and really failing miserably. All she wants is some recognition for her input into the family business instead of feeling like her place is owed to her as part of her family name.

Caleb Kingsley is a professional jewellery thief. He makes his living stealing high end jewels from rich people. He has his eye on the ultimate prize “the Poppy necklace” which is highly sought after for private collectors.

Its just his luck that he meets Rose at a party when she happens to be wearing the said piece. Unfortunately chemistry erupts between the pair and it makes stealing the piece much more difficult for Caleb to Rob Rose of her family heirloom. 

The sparks fly from the screen of the kindle as we travel through Caleb and Rose’s journey. As in all of Monica’s books there is plenty of sex, angst and it a brilliant book. We are briefly introduced to Lily towards the end of this book and I did enjoy the brief glimpse we get into the elusive sister and I am now really looking forward to her book.

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People say the youngest child has it easy, but nothing can be further from the truth. Unlike my two sisters, Violet and Lily, I’m never in the limelight. I just work my butt off for Fleur Cosmetics and get little to no thanks for it. I’ve been pushed too far one too many times, and I’m finally brave enough to do something about it.

Maybe my newfound courage has something to do with the amazing pink and white diamond necklace I wear to the party in Cannes. The instant those dazzling heirloom jewels touch my skin, they excite some deep, aching need inside. And when that guy—that totally gorgeous guy—locks eyes with me, I know this nice girl is going to be naughty.

For once it’s my turn. My turn to say no to my father, to outshine my sisters, to walk away from it all—straight into the arms of a mysterious stranger. But what if Caden is much more than I bargained for? Sure, he makes me feel sexy and free in a way I never have before, but there’s something else I can’t quite place—something dangerous. Maybe our “chance” meeting wasn’t so random. Maybe he was looking for me for a reason. Whatever his motive, there’s no going back now.

And maybe I don’t want to.

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About Monica Murphy

New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's a workaholic who loves her job. When she's not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon.

She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.



Say My Name (Stark International Trilogy, #1)Say My Name by J. Kenner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first in a new series by J Kenner. It is a spin off from the Stark books and the feature is Damian Stark's P.A Sylvia.

Sylvia is great at her job running DS's desk, she is aspiring to become an executive in real estate and takes a proposal to her boss regarding a luxury resort on an abandoned military island. Sylvia ends up spearheading the project and all is going well until her architect literally disappears from the face of the earth putting the whole project in jeopardy. Sylvia needs to secure a new architect, preferably a high profile one to get the investors back on board.

Jackson Steele is quickly becoming a big name in the architect world. He is a celebrity in his field. He can pick and choose his jobs and he is even the star of a documentary about his work and hollywood want to make a film about him too.

Sylvia and Jackson have a history. She walked away from him after a brief fling, she had personal reasons for turning her back on what was potentially the love of her life. But now she needs him to save the project and she is prepared to open old wounds to kick start her career and get this project back on track.

I'm still processing this read, there are many layers to this story and the characters, Both are harbouring secrets and all of this is written flawlessly into the book.

I really empathised with sylvia's character, she had done so much with her life considering her background and her issues, she has a great friend in Cassidy and I loved the dynamic between the two.

Jackson is the enigma in this story, he is manipulative one minute and lovely the next, he also has secrets and I'm not entirely trusting of his character yet, Julie has written a fantastic character in Jackson Steele.

This is an amazing start to what I hope is going to a great trilogy, its everything I look for in a read, a love story, great sex, secrets, lies and mystery.

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SL_BAT   cooltext1947935177 cooltext1947933126   Sauls -   014Author Bio: R.L. Griffin published her first book in 2004. After that she focused on practicing law. A few years ago she began writing the By A Thread series, which is out now. Her goal is to keep readers on their toes, whether it's the plot twist or the book itself, her books are outside any box. There is a little bit of grit in most of her books and a ton of cussing. Most books are enjoyed better with a glass of wine, or whiskey, whatever your poison may be. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, kid and dogs. She loves to travel and meet readers.   cooltext1947936514
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By A Thread

add-to-goodreads-button 17560280Synopsis: Stella's future was set, and it was a bright one. She was engaged to a man she adored, and was headed to law school in the fall. Tragically, her perfectly planned future ends just as it was beginning. With no ties to family or friends, Stella finds herself alone in a new city, spiraling out of control. Her typical day comes to a close with her passed out on the floor; sometimes clothed. Luckily, her new roommate, essentially a stranger, is dead set on getting Stella past her grief and back to functioning within society. Putting one foot in front of the other, she climbs up from the bottom of a bottle. Even with all her progress, Stella walks through life unfeeling, numb. Defiant, she sends out warning signals for the world to keep away. But, is that what she really wants? With the steadfast help of a few tight knit friends, she gradually begins to feel again. She starts to savor the flavor of food again; lets herself notice how the handsome bartender glances at her. Still, after allowing herself a fling, she wonders if she will ever be able to let go of her shattered past, fully enjoy the present, or get over what she thought would be her perfect future and with the man who destroyed her heart.


add-to-goodreads-button tension_r-l-griffin_final-cover-onlySynopsis: The Stella who emerges from the rubble of the bombing in Montana is a woman full of conflict. She knows she should be grateful that she lived when others didn't, but after waking in the hospital as a celebrity, complete with a new moniker, she's bitter and distrustful, questioning everything in her life. She's unsure of her friends, her new boyfriend, and her job. In addition, a face from the past reappears and threatens to take the one good thing in her life. Stella attempts to deal with the new scrutiny of her life with her usual sense of humor, but she's filled with a new emotion that she tries desperately to hide: HATE. Her recovery is hastened by her determination to find the man who turned her into a walking scar. She's going to kill him; she needs to kill him. Stella isn't alone. She has her close friends and her dog, Cooper. Will their support be enough to help Stella accomplish her plan, or will this endeavor be her undoing? This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.


SeamlessSynopsis: Professional, successful, survivor Stella has mastered the art of appearances and conquering what life throws at her. Time after time, she chooses to fight even though she's consistently poised to break. It's that fight to get her life back, to make things right, to survive that defines who she is. She's been loved, left, lost, blown up, shot, and exploited. Physically, she's almost completely put back together. Mentally, Stella's one step from a vindictive retaliation that may or may not be her best choice. In Seamless, Stella has no choice but to step into the ring with someone who she once loved. It's a dirty fight that will take all she has. Will she do what it takes to win? Will she make it out alive? You'll cheer her on until you realize all is not what it seems. Appearances can be deceiving.


add-to-goodreads-button MendingSynopsis: Novella that will describe from the end of Seamless to the Epilogue. This book is on e-book form only.          

Heart in Wire

add-to-goodreads-button Heart-in-Wire_Ebook-600x400Synopsis: This book has spoilers in it if you haven't read the By A Thread series yet, you may not want to read the synopsis. This is a companion book to that series and I highly suggest reading it first. Have you ever been involved in an epic love story where you wound up alone? Have you devoted yourself so completely to someone that you lost yourself in their abyss? Patrick Greer spent the past five years revolving around El. He fought like hell to not feel the emotions for her that were hidden deep in his gut, until he couldn't anymore. He was so sure of them, of her, of what they were to each other, until he wasn't. Patrick couldn't even imagine the things he'd done for her, with her and to her. El broke him. He was a liar, a friend, a lover, a fixer, a runner and a killer. Now he had to figure out who he was without her. *There are adult situations, tons of cussing and you may enjoy this book with an adult beverage.
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Sunshine and Whisky

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Synopsis: Sometimes the best things in life come from the unexpected. So if you lower your expectations, then you’ll never be disappointed. Sound cheesy? It is, but it's also true. Clichés come from a grain of truth…like a man with a Porsche is compensating for something, or once a cheater always a cheater—you get the idea. Sorry, I digress. I'm supposed to be telling you what this book is about. I'm Megan Walker, a lawyer at one of the hottest boutique law firms in Atlanta. I'm on the fast track to making partner and have my entire life planned out...or I did. We all know how that goes, right? Best laid plans and all that. Life just threw me a couple curveballs, so I've set out to take things into my own hands. By throwing caution to the wind and getting out of my A-type personality bubble, I'm learning more about myself than I have in my twenty-seven years. Sound like a chick flick, doesn't it? It’s not.   BYATHREAD_GIVEAWAY cooltext1947942276    

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Thursday, 5 March 2015


Title: Life to My Flight
Series: The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC #5
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
 Release Date: March 5, 2015


You’re The Life

Cleo’s a Pararescueman for the U.S. Air Force. When a PJ is called, it’s because everyone else has said no. It’s one of the most dangerous jobs in the entire military, but also one of the most rewarding. It’s the reason he doesn’t form relationships. He’s seen his teammates divorce one by one, and he doesn't want to do that to a woman. Especially one that he’s supposed to love. However, nowhere in his grand scheme did he plan for the force that was Rue.

To My

Rue’s life has been rough. What she needs is a break. One that’ll distract her from the fact that she’s drowning in responsibility. It comes in the form of a dark and dangerous biker who has a habit of putting his life on the line. He gives her the world, and she holds on with both hands, knowing that he only wants to be friends. Or does he?


Thinking she knows what’s best, she pushes him too far, causing his control to take flight, and Cleo to disappear before the dust settles. One night of passion turns into a year of heartbreak as Rue tries to find the ability to move on from Cleo. He was pretty clear with his wishes, and they didn’t include her.

Cleo’s not through with Rue, though. Not even a little bit. She’ll be his. All it’ll take is a little bit of…persuasion.

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I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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