Saturday, 14 March 2015

COVERED IN COAL by SILA WEBB



Covered In Coal
Book 1 in Buried Secrets series
Silla Webb
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: Readily Available
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Synopsis
**This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for readers under the age of 18.**

Carly Jo Simon believed that Colton Weston was her future, but he shattered her heart into tiny pieces. Just like any little girl would, she assumed her daddy would always be by her side. Unbelievably, he turned his back on her when she needed him most, leaving her with no one in her life to turn to for support. Without options, Carly runs away from the only home she's ever known, leaving behind her heartache and the betrayal of the two men she loved most.

Seven years later, Carly reluctantly returns to Kentucky. Her daddy is dying of cancer and Colton is nothing like the boy she once loved and left. After her daddy passes, Carly must uproot her life in South Carolina and take control of Simon Coal Company, where she has no choice but face the pain of her past.

Can Carly keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston?

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3 1/2 stars

3 1/2 stars

I am basing this rating on my readability of this book. I am from the UK and although I am a seasoned reader and consider myself, fluent in American 'isms' the thick Kentucky drawl really had me struggling.

Carly Jo has been dealt a rough hand, forced to flee from her family for several years and has come home to make peace with her father before he passes. Carly ends up having to give her new life and return to her hometown and back in the life of her ex boyfriend Colton Weston.

Colton is a real sweetheart, he is determined to win back the woman who left his life seven years ago, they both have secrets that need to be unravelled and this was a page gripping read as these emotional wounds were opened.

I found Colton very sappy, he was very in touch with his feelings and he annoyed me a little, they don't bring our boys up like that here across the pond so it was hard to relate to his character for me.

Carly jo is an amazing character, she is vulnerable yet she is no doormat and can hold her own in almost every situation.

Other than my struggle with the dialogue this is a good book, there is a great storyline a kinda love triangle and a pantomime villain in the form of Drew Varney and a stinker of a cliffhanger, I will get the next book just to see what happens.
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Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the coal fields. A coal truck driver’s daughter and a railroader’s wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart. She is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla started a blog-Momma’s Secret Book Obsession, for reviewing romance novels. From there, she realized that not only did she have a natural love for reading and reviewing, but she found that lost love of writing that she once had as a young girl. When she isn’t conquering the world as a wife, momma and Super Woman, Silla loves to lay on the front porch swing and read while sipping sweet tea, just passin’ the day away.

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Friday, 13 March 2015

THE NIGHTINGALE EFFECT by ZOE HARDWICKE




Title: The Nightingale Effect
Author: Zoe Hardwicke
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Cover Design: Swoon Romance
 Release Date: March 24, 2015


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When it’s your job to save others, sometimes you forget to save yourself.

Three nurses share a waterfront house on City Island, a few miles and a world away from the bustle of Manhattan. After exhausting shifts at a busy Manhattan Hospital, these women like to unwind at The White Cap, an old seafarer’s bar.

But soon, Grace, Cherri, and Joanne will need more than just a place to unwind, as they succumb to the pressure and politics of the Intensive Care Unit while juggling the demands of relationships, past and present.

One night, an injured movie star arrives at the hospital, and the ICU is turned upside down. Grace, who has long since given up on men, takes the lead in caring for the famous actor. While watching over her handsome patient, she becomes drawn to him in ways that challenge her own strict professional code.

Cherri, the youngest of the trio, has her own man to watch. Having left her small Southern town to seek her fortune in New York City, Cherri attracts the interest of the ICU's most eligible young doctor, setting into motion her plan to marry a wealthy Park Avenue physician. But when catastrophe strikes at work, Cherri finds herself on the brink of losing everything.

Joanne, separated from her drug-addicted husband, really needs the stability her job provides. But she, too, is addicted — to her love for the man she married. Even as she risks her job for him, someone else begins to capture her imagination. But can he provide the kind of distraction she needs to move forward once and for all?





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CONTRACTUAL by ALICE TRIBUE SALE BLITZ




Title: Contractual
Author: Alice Tribue
 Release Date: January 26, 2015


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They told me I’d be an escort; they made it sound so easy.

Really I’m just a high priced call girl.


Desperation brought me to this and it led me to him, my one and only client.


Hating him is easy, he reminds me of my shame.


Wanting him is wrong it fills me with guilt.


Loving him is a losing battle yet it’s become everything.


A gift and a curse, he consumes my every thought and I’d rather play my part in his bed than to spend one day without him.









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Alice Tribue lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree in communications and is currently working on her masters degree. She spends most of her free time reading, writing, and when the weather permits lounging out on a beach.



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Thursday, 12 March 2015

FLAME by TOYA RICHARDSON TASTY BOOK BLAST


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After a vicious breakup, the ambitious Amberley throws herself into the corporate world of the family business. Working night and day, she is out to make a success of her career, even if she can't see much hope for love. However, even though Amberley has moved on, it would seem that her ex has different ideas.

Living with a secret terror, Amberley's health begins to suffer, forcing her to seek refuge from all the London complications by heading down to her childhood holiday home at the Cornish Coast.

Her stay doesn't just lead to a recovery of her body, but of her heart and soul too.



She came back from the kitchen holding a bottle of the local sparkling wine they’d had before and two champagne flutes.
‘I thought you’d like this,’ she said handing him the bottle.
‘The glasses were made locally too,’ she added.
‘You really have put a lot of thought into things, thank you. I take it you want me to open the bottle.’
She laughed nervously. ‘As long as you promise me not to take your eye out, or mine… don’t forget, I know your track record.’
The air was heavy with tension. She felt heady, almost breathless with anticipation. The way he was looking at her made her feel extremely feminine and sexy. She wondered what the coming night would bring.
Greg could feel it too; his hand shook a little as he attempted to open the bottle. This time, the cork did not come out as expertly as it had before when he’d opened a bottle. It sprayed from the bottle like an erupting volcano, most of it going over him.
Amberley laughed. He looked so comical, with the bottle still in his hand and the liquid dripping off him. He stood up and placed the bottle down on the table. Amberley stood up too. She bent forward and held her knees trying to regain her breath. It had been such a long time since she’d laughed that much.
‘Oh that was so funny. I wished I’d recorded it on my phone. Your face is a picture, Greg.’
She could feel the mirth bubbling up inside her again. Raising her head to look at him once more, she could see he had a twinkle in his eye. A deliciously wicked smile crossed his face.
‘So, Miss Masterson, you think that was funny do you?’
‘It’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.’ She laughed loudly again.
‘Come here,’ he said, a trace of authority in his voice.
‘And why should I?’ she replied, placing her hands on her hips, a look of challenge in her eyes.
‘Because you need to take your punishment for laughing at me.’
‘And what if I don’t?’ she asked, raising her eyebrows.
‘If you don’t, then I will just have to come and get you. So what’s it to be?’
Slowly Amberley backed away from him, putting the sofa between them.
‘I will not come quietly, so I guess you’ll have to try and catch me.’
‘Right, you asked for it,’ he said, edging slowly towards her.
She backed further away and stood near to the dining table.
‘Well, come on then, I’m only a helpless female after all… so what are you waiting for?’
He leapt towards her, quicker than she expected. He grabbed her hand but she managed to wriggle free, squealing with laughter as she did so.
‘You’ll have to be quicker than that,’ she said with laughter in her voice.
She made a dash for the other side of the sofa, shrieking as he chased after her. Her toe caught on the mat; she tripped and fell onto the sofa. She turned and attempted to get up. Greg was too fast; he pounced on her, pinning her down on the cushions.
‘Gotcha,’ he said panting.
‘Okay,’ she replied, still trying to control her breathing.
‘Now you’ve got me… what are you going to do with me?’



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LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE by SKYE WARREN

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I really loved this book, it has everything I enjoy in a book. I just lap up books that have an edge that are a bit out of the box in storyline and have a mystery to solve whilst reading.

This book is set in a seedy strip club where Honor aka Honey is trying to make ends meet whilst on the run from something.

It's obvio that she hates the work but it's the only way to earn good money and stay under the radar.

Kip starts out as client for Honor and she is drawn to him, she is confused by her feelings and suspects he may know more about her than he he is letting on.

I don't want to give anything away, but if you are drawn towards a darker read with some violent elements and some jot action then I would recommend this to you. Even with the content the author has still managed to pull the emotional heart strings with this book and I was an amazing read.


About Skye Warren

Skye Warren is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of dark romantic fiction. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely romantic.
 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

NEVER TOO LATE by MICALEA SMELTZER CR




Title: Never Too Late
Series: Willow Creek #2
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Cover Design: Regina Wamba (Mae I Design)
 Release Date: April 21, 2015


Synopsis


I’d never met anyone quite like Mathias Wade.
 

He was brooding and arrogant, but I loved him anyway.

Together we were wild and uncontained—a hurricane raging.

Then I had to leave, and words were exchanged that could never be undone.

But now I was back, and Mathias better watch out, because this bitch wasn’t finished with him.


Game. Set. Match.

All is fair in love and war, right?



Mathias Wade, the lead singer of Willow Creek, is used to getting everything he wants. Except for Remy Parker—the one that got away. Childhood friends that grew into more, Remy was the one constant in his life until she moved away. In anger, he lashed out and broke the only girl he ever loved. With temptation around every corner Mathias drowns his sorrow in women and alcohol. When the band returns to their hometown for the holidays the last thing Mathias expects is to run into Remy—but she’s back, and she’s not done with him.

Remy never forgot Mathias or the pain he caused her. When she moves back to the place she grew up to take care of her ailing grandma her heart is set on revenge. She’s determined to make Mathias fall in love with her all over again—only this time she’s going to break his heart.

But Mathias never stopped loving Remy—and she soon discovers that her feelings haven’t disappeared either.

Can two people too stubborn for their own good overcome their own demons and find the love they always deserved?






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I jumped up on the counter and he moved to stand in front of me, bracing his hands beside my hips. I kicked my legs against the cabinets like a little kid as he stared down at me intensely. I wasn’t sure what he was looking for in my eyes, but he must have found it, because he cupped my cheek and leaned in.
“This feels like when we were younger,” he whispered. “Like no time at all has passed.” His words echoed my previous thoughts.
I closed my eyes, feeling his breath fan across my lips.
God, I’d missed him.
It didn’t seem possible to miss someone I’d grown to hate, but I did.
I was pretty sure that when someone like Mathias came into your life they were impossible to forget.
He was like the sun, burning so bright that even once he was gone I was still blinded.
“Did you ever miss me?” I asked. “Even once?” I held my breath, waiting for him to explode—because that was Mathias. He could be nice one minute and an asshole the next. I wouldn’t put it past him to kick me out for my question.
Instead he surprised me by leaning in impossibly closer and nuzzling my neck. “Always.”







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Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.




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NOW LEAVING SUGAR TOWN by CARMEN JENNER RDB




Title: Now Leaving Sugartown
Series: Sugartown #4
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2015


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Pepper Ryan grew up the troublesome, spoiled child of a rock god. With her less-than-stellar parentage, and the bipolar disorder that has plagued her existence, to say this little firecracker is a handful would be the understatement of the century.

Sammy Belle spent more than half his life saving Pepper. He’d been her strength, her sanity, and the protective brotherly figure she never wanted to have.

They were never meant to be together.

They gave in anyway.

And just when Sammy thought he had everything he wanted, Pepper ran.

Now twenty-three, Pepper returns to Sugartown, a failed tattoo artist with one too many screws loose who’s down on her luck, wielding an ice cream van as beaten up as her heart.

Sugartown’s most coveted bachelor has always been content with the quiet life he leads until Pepper, the hellion from his past, returns to test his strength, his patience, and perhaps even his sanity. But two can play at that game, and Pepper is about to learn that Sam can give as good as he gets.

Can this good country boy survive Pepper’s cruel city world, or will the whole thing be put down to a bout of temporary insanity?

One thing is for certain:

He’s crazy about her.

She’s just crazy.

Warning: Intended for an 18+ audience. Contains sexual content, oodles of profanity, a firefighter so hot you may need a very cold shower, and one pink-haired crazy Harajuku girl.








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Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY Best Selling Author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent.

She's also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living.

While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though.

If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.



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