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TOUR REVIEW: Lost in Us by Layla Hagen

TOUR REVIEW: Lost in Us by Layla Hagen

Who doesn’t need some liquid courage now and again? I really enjoyed this book and found myself in my much loved angst state over James and Serena’s relationship. If you’re looking for a romantic, alpha-rich male meets smart and innocent college senior, story filled with angst, this is the book for you! This story starts out strong with a heart broken Serena enjoying a girls night out with her best friend and roomie. In walks ladies man millionaire, late 20’s hunk, who is pompous and conceited, yet makes Serena (and my) panties damp with his quick wit and bold statements. James is a known playboy, who never commits to a relationship, right? I am the center of his world tonight. But what about tomorrow? -Serena, Lost in Us Leaving Serena wanting more after a simple conversation, she decides to take James up on his offer for a surprise date, and… Read more »

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TOUR REVIEW: Frenched by Melanie Harlow

TOUR REVIEW: Frenched by Melanie Harlow

C’est  tres bonne! This is the first book I’ve read by Melanie Harlow and it won’t be the last. Frenched is my favorite kind of story to read; it’s smart, funny, emotional, and very sexy. I found myself smiling through entire chapters, unable to stop reading. The story captures your interest immediately and you instantly bond with the characters in the book. We meet Mia just days after her fiancé dumps her only a week before their mega-wedding of the year is supposed to take place. She’s devastated, humiliated, and heart-broken. With the encouragement from her two best friends, and the threat of a visit from her mother, she decides to go on her would-be honeymoon to Paris. When arriving in Paris, she remains in a sour mood as she is alone and cannot escape the overwhelming amount of romance in the city of lights. Everywhere she looks she sees… Read more »

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Tour Review: Declaration by Rachael Wade

Tour Review: Declaration by Rachael Wade

Have you ever felt something for your best friend? Ever fall in love with a friend and you’re up close and personal to watching this friend fall in love with another? This book tells Carter’s side, on how he dealt with the humiliation and his broken heart after he watches his best friend, and love of his life, fall in love with another.  It’s a story about how I found myself again, and the girl responsible for helping light the way. -Carter  Declaration begins with Carter leaving his friends, school, and music ambitions in Seattle and moving to an island off the coast of Florida. He decides he needs a new start so he can come to terms with the idea of his best friend marrying a man who is not him and who, he feels, doesn’t deserve her. While living in this new town, he meets and comes to… Read more »

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Review: Lovelines by S. Walden

Review: Lovelines by S. Walden

This is a new kinda book by Summer Walden.   No, not that kinda book. Though yowza, Summer can write some sexy times. If you’ve read Summer before you’re used to teenagers. No teenagers here, hooray! Lovelines isn’t my normal kind of read, which is to say, Bailey & Reece are normal people.  I have a fetish for alpha billionaires, not normal guys that work in marketing. But I have a thing for Summer’s writing, cause her men, swoon. So Reece who works in marketing it is. Bailey suffers from OCD. Real, debilitating OCD, not the fun, “OMG, I, like, have to eat all the yellow M&M’s first out of the bag. I’m so OCD.” The first couple of chapters are painful to read, because Bailey’s struggle is so vivid. Then she meets Reece. Reece who loves her, not in spite of her OCD, but including her OCD. Reece is…… Read more »

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Review of SPIN by CD Reiss

Review of SPIN by CD Reiss

“You need a man,” she said. “A rebound cock to fuck the sad right out of you.” Spin is a spin off (ha-ha) series by CD Reiss, but you do not need to read the original series Songs of Submission. Each series is about a different sibling, so we see Jonathan Drazen from Songs very briefly in this book. Spin is Theresa Drazen’s story. Theresa dated a politician for years. Until he fucked his speechwriter. Being the good girl that she is, she hasn’t publicly castrated him. Though broken up, she attends events with him, lending her support to his campaign. She’s torn about taking him back, until Antonio Spinelli blows into her life. Antonio has an impressive cock. But is he rebound cock or something more cock? He’s all wrong for her. All. Wrong. Theresa is an heiress. Antonio is a lawyer… with mob ties. Yet, Antonio makes an… Read more »

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Across the Wire by Stella Telleria

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Across the Wire by Stella Telleria

REVIEW Across the Wire was a compelling science fiction read that turns the world we know upside down. Mia, a veteran soldier from the Iraq War, finds herself alone, afraid, and suffering from the after effects of combat, death, and loss when she happens upon a man in the backstreets of San Francisco getting mugged. She helps the stranger and before she knows it, she’s agreeing to help him train a band of potential freedom fighters. Her recruiter left out one small detail… this place isn’t on Earth. It’s a parallel universe in which Earth has become the social opposite of what it is now. Instead of men being in charge, the entire society is ruled by women. And it’s not pretty. The men are slaves, they have no rights, and only exist to perpetuate the status quo of the oppressive matriarchal society. Upon her arrival Mia meets an unlikely… Read more »

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Review: Emerge, Book 1 in the Evolve Series

Review: Emerge, Book 1 in the Evolve Series

Emerge, book one in S.E. Hall’s Evolve series, broke my heart and then slowly put the pieces back together. There may still be a few still missing, but I’m hopeful that book 2 will help mend those too. I’m late to this series and I’m kicking myself in the ass for not bumping this up to the top of my reading list. I have had this book in my Kindle library for months, MONTHS! What was I waiting for?  If you have it in your library, stop what you’re reading and start this series. You won’t be sorry. S. E. Hall has created a sweet and endearing book consisting of likeable characters who tell a story about love, friendship, loyalty and growing up. I connected with the characters immediately. Throughout the book, I felt like I was right there, experiencing each moment with the crew of characters. I channeled my… Read more »

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$50 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Shattered Veil by Tracy E. Banghart

$50 GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Shattered Veil by Tracy E. Banghart

REVIEW Shattered Veil was a total surprise and even though the book started out a little slow, it only got better and better as the story went on. By the end, I was totally invested in Aris and her relationship. OK, so this book is a new adult science fiction. That’s the perfect way to describe it too. This is absolutely a coming of age story told through the eyes of a girl who lives in a world that is technologically superior and not at all like our own. One thing that sets this book apart from some others that might be similar is the fact that it’s not a dystopian and it’s not post-apocalyptic. Things are not perfect in Aris’ world, but they are not truly repressive politically. Aris is a girl with a special talent – she’s a flyer. She can fly like nobody’s business. She comes from… Read more »

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KINDLE GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Peaceful Genocide by JA Reynolds

KINDLE GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Peaceful Genocide by JA Reynolds

Peaceful Genocide is a young adult dystopian-ish SF story that centers around two central teenage characters. Mitzi and Deuce. Mitzi is as damaged as they come, while Deuce is as normal and well-adjusted as a teen can possibly be. While Mitzi has been abused by pretty much everyone she ever trusted, Deuce has lived a life dictated by football. He’s a team player. Mitzi… is not. Deuce is practical… Mitzi is paranoid. Deuce is calm… Mitzi is emotional, relational, and angry. Deuce is open to working with people, sees the bright side, and genuinely tries his best to be the strongest link in the chain at all times. Mitzi… not so much. So Mitzi and Deuce, along with two other characters, Paisley and Ralph, both of whom are much younger than our hero and heroine, find themselves in a top tier, but secluded, research facility where they say tests are… Read more »

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