Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Fallen Down Under by S.M Phillips
Down Under #2
Out 2nd Nov 2014
"Fuck." I slam my fist into the desk before me and feel nothing but rage. I need to go after her. I need to explain. "But isn't this what you wanted?" The voice inside my head whispers. "Isn't this a nice easy way out?"
Everything Max has done has always been at a cost to others around him. He wasn't about to make that mistake again. No longer will his selfish ways punish those close to him. Sometimes it's better to have had and lost than to never have had at all.
Finally after what felt like forever, Jess was getting a glimpse of control over her life again and allowed her defences to come crashing down, only to have what it guarded to be crushed once again. Now, on the other side of the world away from her friends, she doesn't know what to do.
Should she stay or should she go?
Is it too late or have they both fallen too far into something that is completely out of their depths?
Welcome to the crazy and hectic life that is me... A fun, loving mum of one special little boy, girlfriend (I'm sure it should be wife by now!!) and an overall crazy, happy go lucky girl from England.
I have always had a passion for reading and writing. Wherever I am, my book reader is never far behind along with a mug of coffee.
I found myself wanting to write from a young age, I have quite a few hidden stories on my computer somewhere, maybe I will have to dig them out and play around with them at some point.
I decided to make the very exciting but also very nerve wracking decision to release my debut 'Escape down under' at the end of 2013 when the ideas in my head got too strong and just wouldn't leave me alone.
Escape down under is now live and Fallen down under is due for release on November 2nd
Skating on Thin Ice by Jami Davenport
|3.5 Sexy hockey stars|
Blurb - A billionaire’s mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart.
Skating on Thin Ice is book #1 in the Game on in Seattle Series, this is the first book I have read by this author and I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes...
Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined to bring professional hockey to Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After signing an agreement to purchase another city's team, Ethan plans to make the move to Seattle, but a gag order by the League forces him to keep the sale a secret until the season ends, leaving him no choice but to go undercover as a consultant to study his team during the playoffs.
Lauren Schneider, Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants hockey team, gets no respect from the team's testosterone-loaded staff. So when Ethan bursts onto the scene, full of charm and genuinely interested in her opinions, she shares the team's weaknesses and discovers a weakness of her own--for Ethan. But when his true identity is revealed, and he starts cleaning house based on her unwitting input, his betrayal cuts deeply on both a professional and personal level. Bound by an employment contract, Lauren reluctantly moves to Seattle to work for the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes and her sexy, infuriating boss.
Lauren and Ethan must come to terms with their passions--for the team, for hockey, and for each other. Will their situation build a frozen wall between them, or will their love burn hot enough to melt the ice shielding their hearts?
Sports romances are not normally at the top of my TBR list but having read the blurb this book appealed to me.
I love Ethan he’s rich, sexy and ruthless all very good leading man qualities but for me I would have loved for him to be a bit more alpha.
Lauren was a sweetie I liked her and engaged with her wanting to be a strong woman in a predominately male world.
Lauren and Ethan have some chemistry but it didn’t smoulder it sort of burned quietly, I’m glad that they ended up together they make a very cute couple.
I’m going to be completely honest and say that although this book is about Lauren and Ethan for me Cooper, Cedric and Brick totally stole the show!!!!
The hockey players totally stood out to me and I’m really hoping that they get their own books as part of the series.
I loved all of the passion for the sport, this author is obviously an Ice Hockey fan and I really enjoyed being absorbed into the world.
I enjoyed this book; it’s a nice easy read with a cute love story 3.5 stars.
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Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this--one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.
Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.
When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.
Follow Elizabeth--code-named Scarlett--to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.
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About Ella James
Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.
Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.
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***Release Day Blitz & Review Tour - Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie - Out Now - Review 3.5 stars***
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Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie
Release Date 30th Sept 2014
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Anna’s life reads like a check list.
Straight A’s (Check)
Editor of the school paper (Check)
Volunteering time at the local soup kitchen (Check)
Ivy League (So close she can taste it)
Falling in love with a homeless boy (Not on the list)
Dean has a plan too. Survive. After being subjected to his foster father’s violent attacks, Dean made the hard choice to leave. Now he lives on the streets doing everything he can to get by, refusing to let people help him. But when he meets Anna, he realizes not everyone is out to hurt him.
Slowly, Anna and Dean let each other in, blending their two worlds into one. But when a series of events brings Dean’s world into perspective, he pushes Anna away. Not willing to accept the line that divides them, Anna sets out to bring Dean back to her. Her determination and faith in their future puts her on the tracks of danger, and he is the only one who can save her.
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|3.5 Adorable Young Love Stars|
Home is Where You Are is the first book I have read by this author, I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes.....
This book is a bit of a slow starter and I worried that it would be one of those books that goes on and on and nothing really happens.
Instead this book slowly but surely engages you and pulls you magnetically towards the characters.
Dean is your stereotypical homeless teen; he’s run out of hope and is just trying to survive.
I’ve read a few teen runaway stories recently and I have to say they really pull at my heartstrings and I find that I really invest in the characters and I want to make sure they are ok.
I loved Anna she reminds me a bit of the character Rachel in Glee, she’s a bit stuck up and self-righteous but something about her still makes you like her.
I thought the romance between Anna and Dean was adorable. I love the sweet innocence that comes with being a teenager.
This author managed to bring love and hope to young characters whose lives are tough and hard and so far removed from the high school musical world of young romance.
This book is about new starts and not dwelling on things that we cannot control, I almost feel like this book has a moral to it lol.
I enjoyed this story, it’s a fairly quick read but it kept me entertained the whole flight back from Amsterdam and I finished it with a fuzzy happy glow! 3.5 stars.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tessa Marie lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her long time boyfriend and their fish. Under her real name, Theresa Paolo, she released her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin) and (ONCE) AGAIN released this summer. She is also the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller KING SIZED BEDS AND HAPPY TRAILS and BEACH SIDE BEDS AND SANDY PATHS, a YA contemporary series. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty, and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her life. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera, reading, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
Monday, 29 September 2014
Wicked Thing by Angeline Kace
|4 I heart Dallas Stars|
Blurb - Carmyn Rafferty witnessed the aftermath of her mother's affair. She learned at a young age not to trust anyone. Especially not your spouse. So she's planned. She's planned every detail of her life: who her husband will be, what their careers will be, what their lives will be like. All to avoid the pain of infidelity.
Dallas Brown lives according to his own terms. He doesn't do relationships, he doesn't care what anyone thinks of him, and he doesn't live up to anyone's expectations.
When Carmyn's fiancé cheats on her, it sends her into a whirlwind of one-night stands with the most infamous player on campus. She can't seem to stay away from this tough guy and his dangerous motorcycle. Everything about him is the complete opposite of who she'd planned to fall in love with: tattoos, dark stubble along his jawline, and hair that brushes his shoulders.
As Dallas and Carmyn begin to fall deeper and deeper into each other, they learn that love can truly be a wicked, wicked thing.
Wicked Thing is the first book I have read by this author and I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review so here goes...
OMG I love Dallas he reminds me of Travis from Beautiful Disaster (I Love Travis!!!!) he has this personality that pulls you in and makes you love him!!
Hell is worked on me, even when he is being a dick I still couldn’t stop swooning every time he spoke!!!
I like Carmyn too she is straight laced but she has an edge of bad girl to her.
I enjoyed how the story had them gradually falling in love, in so many books I have read recently it’s been all instant love so this was a refreshing change. I love it when as a reader I feel like we know something the characters haven’t stopped being daft for long enough to find out lol.
This may sound daft but this whole book has a good vibe to it. I got the warm fuzzies while reading it and that was just what I was looking for in a book today.
Dallas & Carmyn are perfect for each other and I found myself really engaging with them as a couple.
I’m so intrigued by Denton I can’t wait to read his story; I really hope that his happy ending includes Ava because she is a serious firecracker.
There isn’t a lot of sex in this book but what there is cracks and fizzles with tension and desire.
OMG the Dirty Dancing moments had me melting into a puddle of mush, I mean they do the lift!!! They do the flipping lift!!!!!
I really enjoyed this book it had me smiling from ear to ear; I’m looking forward to the next book 4 stars.
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Forbidden Flaws by Pepper Winters
Part of OWNED: An Alpha Anthology Release Date: 10th November 2014
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About the AuthorPepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex. She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
Her Dark Erotica books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)
Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)
Debt Inheritance (Indebted Series)
Her Grey Romance books include:
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