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Friday, August 4, 2017

Disappointmentville: Lone Star Cowboy League: Multiple Blessings Series, Book 1 | #BookReview #LindaFord

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 288; Kindle Edition - File Size: 2564 KB | Expected Release Date: April 1, 2017 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired : Historical | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Rancher's Surprise Triplets" [Lone Star Cowboy League: Multiple Blessings Series, Book 1] by Linda Ford

Author's Book Description : Three Little Matchmakers

Rancher Bo Stillwater has no plans of becoming a husband or a father…but he can't turn away from the three babies he finds at the county fair. After leaving the abandoned triplets in the care of the doctor's daughter, Louisa Clark, his duty should be done. So why can't he seem to stay away from the babies and their pretty caregiver?

Watching the town's most eligible bachelor with the little trio reawakens Louisa's unmet dreams. She's found satisfaction in spinsterhood and caring for others, convinced that motherhood passed her by. Do she and Bo only work so well together for the children's sakes…or could they both find courage to make this sweet temporary arrangement something truly lasting?

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. A man (Bo) finds abandoned 9-month-old triplets at a fair and takes them to the doctor to get healthy. The doctor's daughter (Louisa) looks after them while they get well again. During the babies recovery Bo and Louisa form a sweet relationship, but is what they have strong enough to overcome their own fears about themselves?

I wish I could've liked this one more. While I liked this novel and series' setup, I had a hard time with the way the plot wrapped up and how some secondary story lines never completed. I mean, even though I liked that Bo and Louisa got together, I feel the ending just wrapped everything up way to nicely. Especially after all the fuss Louisa made about her life. Then there was the baby-twist that I wish was a more completed plotline. Yet, from what I looked up, it's going to be a theme throughout this series. I just wish I caught on to that “theme” sooner as it might not have bugged me as much as it does now if I had known about it earlier. 😕 😛

Even so, I was enamored with all the characters, which is why I’m having a difficult time with the plotline.

Nevertheless, it’s because of the characters, I still recommend this novel to those looking for a sweet Christian romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : The Nanny's Temporary Triplets (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : The Bride's Matchmaking Triplets (Book 3)


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Author's Novel Extras : Nineteen Teen Welcomes Linda Ford!




Book Teaser(s) :
"Love comes in many ways. It is not always romantic love. There is a mother's love for her child. A child's for her mother. Even the love people have for children not their own. I think---" Her words came slowly. "Love provides the power to accept what God lays in our path. Sometimes love calls for sacrifices." ~ within Chapter 11

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Made the Grade: The HIS Collection, Book 4

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 5728 KB | Expected Release Date: June 6, 2017 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Ardent Prose

"His Temptation" [The HIS Collection, Book 4] by Amber Bardan

Author's Book Description : Dog walking was supposed to be Katie’s easy third job.

When she answered the ad, she had no idea she’d be working for Clay “The Grinch” Colson—recently retired baseball superstar. He’s every bit as intimidating as the scowl he’s famous for, and Katie believes the rumors she’s heard about how mean he is are true—until she sees him with his overgrown, crazy Boxer, Dixie.

Lucky Katie gets completely unexpected, front-row seats to a side of Clay the tabloids never captured. Every. Single. Morning. And the more she’s exposed to his gruff affection, the more she can’t help thinking there’s so much hiding behind that scowl… The more she wonders what she’d have to do to have him call her his good girl.

Every morning, the sexiest woman he’s ever seen comes to his house and calls him Daddy. Sure, she’s his dog walker, but that doesn’t mean she has the right to sashay into his world every morning, plant that saucy little gaze on him, and say, “Good morning, Daddy.”

Now that’s all he can think about—being her very dirty daddy.

*Daddy play. Completely Safe. Always a HEA*

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Throughout the past year that Katie has been working for the retired baseball superstar, Clay “The Grinch” Colson, she has admired him from afar. What she didn’t know until recently was that Clay was been admiring her too. When their feelings are brought out into the open they agree to a mutually beneficial affair and it seems to work out well … that is until reality and true feelings come into play. Will Katie have it in her to prove to Clay that what they have together could mean a whole lot more if only they give it a try or will past fears get in their way of a future together?

This is one erotic romance that surprised me with its heartwarming twist while entertained me the whole way through. If you are interested in reading about a budding romance between a young twenty-something who deals with more than one at her age should and an older hunky brooding retired baseball player who is finding out who he is now that his world has changed, than this is the book for you. Especially if you are not put off by the kink (non-taboo) play that brings Clay and Katie together. It was surprisingly sweet, yet it was the spicy “playtime” between them that was truly the best part of this novel.

I recommend it to those looking for a quick adventurous erotic romance.

-- On a side note --
I will say that Clay's secret was a surprising twist that I didn't see coming, even though Katie did. 🤔

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : HIS Everything (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Obsession (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Rules (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Girl (Book 5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His First (Book 6) - TBA


Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Temptation (Book 4)

Author's Novel Extras : His Temptation - Overview

Author's Series Extras : The HIS Collection - Overview & Website (For more steamy details!)

Book Teaser(s) :
"I made them for you."
With my precious almond flour.
"You made them especially for me?" He looks up from the tin, and his brow has a completely different kind of squint than usual. One that makes me fluttery.
I swallow. "Yes."
"Then I guess I'd better try them all." He takes one of each and lines them up in front of him.
"Well, aren't I a lucky man?" He glances up at me and winks.
Winks. My heart skips five beats. A grin bursts across my cheeks. ~ within Chapter 6

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Made the Grade: Bite Harder by Jenika Snow

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 1210 KB | Release Date: February 9, 2017 | Publisher: Evernight Publishing | Obtained: Amazon

"Bite Harder" by Jenika Snow (Note: "Bite Harder" is another name for "All Bite, No Growl.")

Author's Book Description : Forget the foreplay. For the truly committed, it's all bite.

Willow has loved Devon and Case for as long as she can remember, but as lion shifters they will eventually find their mates. When she allows herself to be with her two lions after a drunken party, she fears she's ruined a lifelong friendship and flees before morning.

Devon and Case have been inseparable since they could walk, but they can't tell anyone that they are mates. The pride of shifters they belong to won't accept a same-sex mating. But it's not just their lives they have to worry about. They've also just realized they've become a triad with Willow--three shifters mated.

When a shocking revelation brings Willow's world crashing down, she knows she can't hide behind her fears any longer. Being with Case and Devon is the only thing that makes sense, and she doesn't care if it ends up ruining their friendship.

*Previously published as "All Bite, No Growl," this title has been re-edited. No new content has been added.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! Willow, Devin, and Case are all lion shifters who’ve been best friends ever since they were little. However, now that they just finished their senior year of high school everything is changing around them. They’ve always been close but over the past year Devin and Chase have found that they’re mates with one another and even though Willow has feelings for them, which they reciprocate, they are all scared about messing up their relationships. Will fate change for the better for them all or will their chances be taking away from them all by their closed-minded shifter community?

This paranormal ménage romance surprised me with its unexpected twists while keeping my attention because of its sweet main characters. Even though it is a quick read, I was given enough background information that I felt really entertained, and it would be great still if I could read more about them.

I found the relationship that Willow, Devin, and Case was really sweet yet intense in the way that they protected one another. I was really charmed because of their intensity as it helped me want to root for them no matter what got thrown their way. Though they weren’t sure what they all truly meant to one another for most of their novella it was how they care for each other that made me smile and what I appreciated the most. In addition, the epilogue wrapped up everything nicely too.

I recommend this to those who are looking for an intense paranormal ménage romance to read and don’t mind that the characters are in the “New Adult” era of their lives.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Feasted On: Cinderella Sister Hood Series, Book 5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 334; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1265 KB | Expected Release Date: May 31, 2016 | Publisher: St. Martin's Press : Paperbacks | Obtained: NetGalley

"His Wicked Wish" [Cinderella Sister Hood Series, Book 5] by Olivia Drake (aka Barbara Dawson Smith)

Author's Book Description : MARRIAGE TO A NOBLEMAN? NOT IN HER WILDEST DREAMS. . .

The daughter of a disgraced woman and a common actor, Madelyn Swann has been shunned by the nobility. No proper lady would traipse about on a Covent Garden stage, let alone sell herself at auction to the highest bidder. So why in heaven’s name would Nathan Atwood, Viscount Rowley, make a generous offer for her hand?

Turns out Maddy is exactly the type of woman Nathan wants as his wife. Finally, he can embarrass his snobbish and cruel father, the Earl of Gilmore―and scandalize London society―with his beautiful, unsuitable bride. Then he’ll depart England forever and leave his wife behind. Having secret plans of her own, Maddy is happy to play the role … only to find that enjoying her husband’s seduction requires no acting whatsoever. But as she falls madly in love with Nathan, can she persuade him to stay with her for always?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! After ten years of being away Nathan (Nate) comes back home to London believing his father has passed away, only to learn the bitter truth that in actuality his older brother is dead while his father still lives, which makes Nathan the new heir. As a way of punishing his father, Nathan plans to marry the tawdriest woman he can find, and with the help of his godmother, he thinks he finds the perfect woman in Maddy (Madelyn). However, though Maddy grew up as an actress the secrets in her own past could ruin the possible future that they’ve carved out for themselves. Will all their plans come crashing down around them or will fate have other plans in store?

This dynamic novel was entertaining from the very beginning! The ways Nathan and Maddy go about trying to exact their revenge was hilarious and I was fascinated with how Maddy slowly seemed to fit perfectly into Nathan’s life and into his family. While the characters were a bit all over the place in their demeanor it was all of their eccentricities that regaled me the whole way through.

Nathan and Maddy were a unique couple, in that though they were virtual strangers, their revenge made them their most trusted allies and that in itself made their rapid relationship to be very believable. I liked their comrade and respect for one another, especially with how that grew into a loving relationship. Though I am still upset with how Nathan handled Maddy’s big revealing, I appreciated how he made his grand gesture at the end of the novel. They were a sweet charismatic couple that I enjoyed reading about!

I recommend this novel to those looking for a compelling historical romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : If the Slipper Fits (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : If the Slipper Fits (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Stroke of Midnight (Book 2) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Stroke of Midnight (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Abducted by a Prince (Book 3) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Abducted by a Prince (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Bella and the Beast (Book 4) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Bella and the Beast (Book 4)


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Author's Novel Extras : His Wicked Wish (Book 5) - Overview

Author's Series Extras : ​If the Slipper Fits (Book 1) - Overview | Stroke of Midnight (Book 2) - Overview | Abducted by a Prince (Book 3) - Overview | Bella and the Beast (Book 4) - Overview

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Book Release, Spreading the Word, #Review, & GC #Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Jayne Frost's "Fall With Me" as an AUDIOBOOK, which is her SECOND book in her Sixth Street Bands Series!!

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"Fall With Me"
[Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 2] by Jayne Frost

Author's Book Description :
    As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I'm upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I'm never in one place long enough to worry about tomorrow.

    That is, until the band decided to take an extended hiatus in our hometown. That’s when I met Melody Sullivan. She’s the full-package. Whip smart and beautiful, with enough determination to take on anything life has in store. And the best part? Melody shares my philosophy on the fleeting nature of attraction. She doesn’t buy into the whole “happily ever after” crap anymore than I do. We’re perfect for each other. For now. And now is all I want.

    With the expectations off the table, I can let my guard down and enjoy her company until the spark dies. And we both know it will. In a week, or a month. But until then, we’ll just keep having fun. The good kind, with lots of sex and no strings attached. And when it’s time to move on, we will. No drawn out goodbyes and no remorse.

    That’s the plan, at least.

    Note: Though part of the Sixth Street Bands Series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Recommended for 18+ for adult content and language.

My Book Review :
    4.5 out of 5 stars!! During an “inconspicuous” visit to a local burger joint, Christian, the bassist for the famous rock band Caged, meets Melody (Mel). Their meeting is very unceremonious (except the fact that Melody gets fired) but when they unexpectedly meet up again at a local college’s science library their shared interests spark a fire in one another that explodes into something more. Yet even though they both know the score, will they want to give one another up when the time comes to finally go their separate ways?

    This is a heartwarming tale. 💖 It kept me intrigued from the very beginning with the grouchy Minnie Mouse and silly Batman, then even more so with the way Christian became undoubtingly hooked on Melody and her snarky ways. In addition... [READ MY FULL REVIEW, TWO TEASERS, BOOK PREVIEW & MORE]

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About the Author :

So…Who is Jayne?

As a writer you would think that would be a simple question…but it’s not. I spend so much time living in my characters heads, listening to their voices, that sometimes I forget about my own.

I guess I should start with the basics: the backstory. I was born and raised in California. At this point, I’m usually asked what it was like to grow up near the beach, but sadly, I don’t know. I grew up in the “other” part of California. Perfect for an aspiring writer, if you ask me. You learn a lot about keeping yourself busy when the nearest house is a mile away…and it belongs to your grandparents.

I spent all my time with my nose in a book, living vicariously through the characters, until I wrote a book of my own. I was ten at the time. It was a scintillating piece that cast the family pet as the protagonist.

By the time I went to high school, I moved on to romance. Why? Because I met my very own prince charming. I wrote love poems in my journal about the green-eyed boy who stole my heart. He promised, the way all storybook heroes do, to sweep me away and take me on a grand adventure. And he did.

We picked up and moved to the Lone Star State and began the story of us. The best stories begin without a road map or a compass. Veering off course makes the journey so much more interesting.

True to form, just when I thought my life was set, we started the next adventure. I traded in my cowboy boots and followed my green-eyed boy to Las Vegas. My home will always be in Texas, but my heart is anywhere that he is. Our beautiful daughter made the journey with us. Our son stayed in Texas, to write his own story.

Somehow, in the midst of the chaos that is our life, I find time to write. Writing is what I love. I might stray from romance every now and then if that is what moves me…but I always come back. Some of the stories don’t seem romantic at all. They are gritty stories about flawed characters that find each other and hold on tight. Those are the stories that speak to me. Because that’s life. I believe that every story should have a happy ending—even the difficult ones.


My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : April 2015

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 2

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Blog Tour: Gone for You by Jayne Frost | Interview, Spreading the Word & Gift Card/Novel Giveaways | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Cover Reveal, Spreading the Word, & GC Giveaways | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Book Release Day & Spreading the Word | My 2017 Best Book Couples List | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Spreading the Word, #Review, & GC #Giveaway | #99Cents #BookSale for Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Spreading the Word



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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Made the Grade: Hot For Xmas by Trinity Blacio

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 320 KB | Release Date: November 30, 2016 | Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books | Obtained: Amazon

"Hot For Xmas" by Trinity Blacio (aka Maria MoonStar)

Author's Book Description : Emily Garland always feared she’d end up a cat lady, but she’d have dogs instead. Her sex life—what sex life? Any time she had hopes for seducing a man, he’d disappear. Emily was giving Santa one last opportunity to bring her a mate, but if something didn’t happen by Christmas, she was giving up.

Ever since his parents were murdered on Christmas Eve, Baas Sather has hated the holiday, so he never celebrated it. Now, at 50 and in his prime as a werewolf, he and four other pack leaders need to find a mate. But not one female in their group or the bordering ones carries the special scent. Baas had never considered anyone that wasn’t were as a possible mate. Alphas were known for their aggressive behavior and their strong sexual needs were too much for one human female, at least that’s what he’d always believed. Then a week before Xmas, everything changed when she walked into their lives.

One careless, and if he had anything to say about it, soon-to-be-dead wolf had beaten and starved his mate and cubs. It fell to Baas and his brothers to take care of anyone who got out of hand within their pack. However, when Emily Garland, a local social worker, showed up, he’s unprepared for her smart aleck mouth. Now all he can think about is how to convince her that she was made for him and his pack leaders… and how they were going to protect her from a psychotic stalker.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! For most of Emily's life, she has been on the run trying to escape her past and the cult that was after her. Yet, by chance, she learns that she is the National Alphas' mate, so she now has four men wanting to protect her at all costs. Although when her past, and the cult, finally catch up to her will she be able to put an end to all of her misery and move on with her men or will fate have something more in-store for her instead?

This novel wasn’t what I was expecting, as it surprised me more than once, yet I enjoyed unique situations that this novel throws at Emily. In addition, Emily is a strong presence and character all by herself as she seemingly takes on everything that comes her way while protecting those around her. Add in her growing relationship with Baas, Abe, Sam, and Zack, the reader gets thrown into a world of mystery and intrigue while discovering the passion these four men have for their new mate. I found this suspenseful paranormal romance surprisingly clever in how it is portrayed and very well written.

I recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Blacio and/or looking for an intriguing paranormal ménage romance.

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Virgin Witch and The Vampire King: Weddings Bells Times Four | Her Stepbrothers’ Demands | Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens | Her Stepbrothers Are Demons | Her Stepbrothers Are Angels | Her Stepbrothers Are Dragons

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015 | Second Sentence Saturday: Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Second Sentence Saturday: Her Stepbrothers Are Angels | My 2017 Best Book Couples List | #TeaserTuesday: Her Stepbrothers Are Demons


Author's Novel Extras : Hot For Xmas - Overview & Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :
"There has to be a mistake, I'm a damn virgin for Pete's sake. I can't be mate to four hunky giant men. Damn it. When did my life get so out of control?" she mumbled and stared out the window. ~ within Chapter 2

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Feasted On: PLAYED by Nikki Wild

- This is one of the novellas that I read which was at the end of Nikki Wild's "Fall Into Me" the following book details are for that novel. - Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 6586 KB | Release Date: November 2, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"PLAYED" by Nikki Wild

Author's Book Description : When I first met Lex, he was my dream one-night stand.
Rugged good looks in a crisp, tailored suit. English accent.
I honestly had no idea who he really was.
And I couldn't care less.
It was just another round of the game...
One night in bed, and then we'd be done.
But then he saved me.
And one night turned into more...

I just slept with a world-class player in the most watched sport on the planet.
And hardened, skilled athletes don't like to lose the game...

"Lightning Lex Lambert" is a textbook player.
Both on and off the field.
Legions of worldwide fans chant his name.
It gives him one hell of an ego.
He needs someone to challenge him.
Someone to put him in his place.
And he knows it.

Challenge accepted.

PLAYED is a full standalone romance novel with a HEA and absolutely NO CLIFFHANGER.

These are the additional novellas that were included after "Fall Into Me" :
"Fall Into Me" | "Illicit Behavior" | "PROTECT AND SERVE" | "Stepbrother Fixation" | "Saved by the Bad Boy" | "Pride and Pregnancy"

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Lex (Alexander) is a world-class football (soccer) player who’s taking a break in New Orleans so he can “overcome” his playboy reputation in hopes of landing a multi-million dollar corporate sponsorship. What Lex finds instead is, Riley, a woman who pushes all his buttons while revving him up at the same time. She is possibly the one woman for him that is if he can prove himself to her, that staying together is the right thing to do.

I truly liked this novella. It has substance, a great plotline, and meaningful characters. I enjoyed reading about the struggle Lex and Riley go through to come to terms with their feelings for one another. PLUS, it doesn’t hurt that this novella is hot, Hot, HOT! With scenes so erotically steamy that I was sweating at times. They just worked together as a couple, which made the novella that much better.

I recommend this novella for those wanting a quick erotic romance to read.

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Fall Into Me

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Book Teaser(s) :
"Who the Devil are you?" I asked.
"My name's Riley," the woman answered, holding out a small hand. Without thinking, I took it into my own, feeling how soft and delicate it was within my much sturdier grasp.
"Charmed. Call me Lex."
"Lex," she repeated, trying out the syllable for herself against the backs of her teeth. "I liked that. Short for "Alexander?""
"Naturally."
"Well, Alexander, just between you and me, would you like to know a secret?" She leaned in closer, watching my eyes. I couldn't help but play along with whatever this was.
"Go on, then."
Riley glanced around quickly, then whispered into my ear, as if she were telling me the most important secret in the entire world: "We're going to fuck tonight." ~ within Chapter 8 - titled 'Julian'

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Disappointmentville: Fall Into Me by Nikki Wild

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 6586 KB | Release Date: November 2, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Fall Into Me" by Nikki Wild

Author's Book Description : The British rock hard in the bedroom...

I've always played by the rules. I'm the good girl. the over-achiever, the voice of reason. But all that gets thrown out the window the second I wake up in Julian Bastille's hotel room, married... and pregnant.

He's a British rock god. The sexiest man on the planet, even before he starts to sing. He's also the biggest prick on the planet, an alcoholic, and bad to the bone--and in this case, opposites don't attract.

Or do they? The fact is, the more I tell myself to stay away for my own good, that we're so obviously not meant to be... the more my heart betrays me. The more distance I try to put between us, the closer Julian tries to get, and the worst part is I'm starting to hope he catches me.

The question is, should I let him?

Fall Into Me is a full-length romance novel. This special ebook edition contains a few extra surprises for my loyal readers!

My Book Review : ** Book Disclaimer ** When I purchased "Fall Into Me" I believed it was a novel because of what Ms. Wild had at the end of the book description. It said this… “Fall Into Me is a full-length romance novel. This special ebook edition contains a few extra surprises for my loyal readers!”

In addition, in Amazon’s product details it stated "Fall Into Me" Print Length: 338 pages. SO … what was I supposed to think other than what the information was true. However, I was wrong as the last sentence in the product description held the most truth. In all actuality when I purchased "Fall Into Me" it was published all with SIX additional novellas … so instead of this being a FULL LENGTH novel this is actually an ANTHOLOGY.

These are the additional novellas that were included after "Fall Into Me" :
"Illicit Behavior" | "PROTECT AND SERVE" | "PLAYED" | "Stepbrother Fixation" | "Saved by the Bad Boy" | "Pride and Pregnancy"

For "Fall Into Me"…

2.5 out of 5 stars. After a wild night (that they both cannot completely recall) in Las Vegas, Elizabeth (Liz) and Julian find their world turned upside down. Julian’s manager (Tessa) has BIG plans on spinning all the publicity in “workable” ways but what no one expects is the attraction between Elizabeth and Julian to turn into something more. Yet, just when they were starting to build their lives together, someone in Julian’s lives sets their sights in tearing them apart at all costs.

While the beginning hooked me and I found the ending sweet, it was the middle that had me pissed off during one moment and wanting to bang my head against the wall the next. I just REALLY wish Julian got his head out of his ass sooner. I mean I KNOW Tessa was Julian’s only source of “friendship” or support system but to not even confirm what he heard/saw with Elizabeth REALLY irritated me. I mean COME ON and get a clue .... If you like someone that much, let alone have a CHILD with them, you DON’T just cut and run after the first accusation ... YOU FIND OUT THE TRUTH. Yet ... it is ONLY because of Julian and Elizabeth’s connection that I stuck with this novella from beginning to end. Though even how their relationship was laid out was kind of confusing (like when Elizabeth talked about adoption for about half of a chapter but then she never mentions it again).

Overall, I cannot recommend this novella. But if you are still willing to read this novella it is for those looking for a rockstar romance.

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : PLAYED

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Book Teaser(s) :
We all grow up having dreams of how your life will turn out, childlike fantasies of being a famous... whatever the hell people dream of being. Me? I wanted to be more than just a rock star. I wanted to be loved. ~ within Chapter 8 - titled 'Julian'

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Spreading the Word, #Review, & GC #Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Jayne Frost's "Fall With Me," which is her SECOND book in her Sixth Street Bands Series!!

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"Fall With Me"
[Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 2] by Jayne Frost

Author's Book Description :
    As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I'm upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I'm never in one place long enough to worry about tomorrow.

    That is, until the band decided to take an extended hiatus in our hometown. That’s when I met Melody Sullivan. She’s the full-package. Whip smart and beautiful, with enough determination to take on anything life has in store. And the best part? Melody shares my philosophy on the fleeting nature of attraction. She doesn’t buy into the whole “happily ever after” crap anymore than I do. We’re perfect for each other. For now. And now is all I want.

    With the expectations off the table, I can let my guard down and enjoy her company until the spark dies. And we both know it will. In a week, or a month. But until then, we’ll just keep having fun. The good kind, with lots of sex and no strings attached. And when it’s time to move on, we will. No drawn out goodbyes and no remorse.

    That’s the plan, at least.

    Note: Though part of the Sixth Street Bands Series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Recommended for 18+ for adult content and language.

My Book Review :
    4.5 out of 5 stars!! During an “inconspicuous” visit to a local burger joint, Christian, the bassist for the famous rock band Caged, meets Melody (Mel). Their meeting is very unceremonious (except the fact that Melody gets fired) but when they unexpectedly meet up again at a local college’s science library their shared interests spark a fire in one another that explodes into something more. Yet even though they both know the score, will they want to give one another up when the time comes to finally go their separate ways?

    This is a heartwarming tale. 💖 It kept me intrigued from the very beginning with the grouchy Minnie Mouse and silly Batman, then even more so with the way Christian became undoubtingly hooked on Melody and her snarky ways. In addition... [READ MY FULL REVIEW, TWO TEASERS, BOOK PREVIEW & MORE]

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About the Author :

So…Who is Jayne?

As a writer you would think that would be a simple question…but it’s not. I spend so much time living in my characters heads, listening to their voices, that sometimes I forget about my own.

I guess I should start with the basics: the backstory. I was born and raised in California. At this point, I’m usually asked what it was like to grow up near the beach, but sadly, I don’t know. I grew up in the “other” part of California. Perfect for an aspiring writer, if you ask me. You learn a lot about keeping yourself busy when the nearest house is a mile away…and it belongs to your grandparents.

I spent all my time with my nose in a book, living vicariously through the characters, until I wrote a book of my own. I was ten at the time. It was a scintillating piece that cast the family pet as the protagonist.

By the time I went to high school, I moved on to romance. Why? Because I met my very own prince charming. I wrote love poems in my journal about the green-eyed boy who stole my heart. He promised, the way all storybook heroes do, to sweep me away and take me on a grand adventure. And he did.

We picked up and moved to the Lone Star State and began the story of us. The best stories begin without a road map or a compass. Veering off course makes the journey so much more interesting.

True to form, just when I thought my life was set, we started the next adventure. I traded in my cowboy boots and followed my green-eyed boy to Las Vegas. My home will always be in Texas, but my heart is anywhere that he is. Our beautiful daughter made the journey with us. Our son stayed in Texas, to write his own story.

Somehow, in the midst of the chaos that is our life, I find time to write. Writing is what I love. I might stray from romance every now and then if that is what moves me…but I always come back. Some of the stories don’t seem romantic at all. They are gritty stories about flawed characters that find each other and hold on tight. Those are the stories that speak to me. Because that’s life. I believe that every story should have a happy ending—even the difficult ones.


My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : April 2015

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 2

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Blog Tour: Gone for You by Jayne Frost | Interview, Spreading the Word & Gift Card/Novel Giveaways | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Cover Reveal, Spreading the Word, & GC Giveaways | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Book Release Day & Spreading the Word | My 2017 Best Book Couples List



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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Feasted On: Harmony Homecomings Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 354; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1400 KB | Expected Release Date: December 6, 2016 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Sweet Southern Bad Boy" [Harmony Homecomings Series, Book 3] by Michele Summers

Author's Book Description : Katie McKnight loves her job. Not really. But Katie loves her dad and this job means everything to him. Which is why she's scouting for the perfect house to film a mini-series…and that house happens to be in Harmony, NC. Now if only Katie can convince the grouchy, disheveled but totally hunky owner his home is perfect for the next teen craze, she’ll be in business.

​Bestselling author, Vance Kerner has lost his mind along with his loafers and the notes to his next novel, under dirty dishes in his kitchen. Since babysitting his brother’s three kids, Vance hasn’t found a moments peace. So when California Katie knocks on his door, Vance doesn’t stop to ask questions. He simply yanks her inside and puts her in charge.

​Katie agrees to babysit, if Vance allows her film crew access to his property. Vance agrees to keep an open mind as long as he gets the peace he needs to write.

​But having Katie underfoot is anything but peaceful. And Vance is finding less and less time to write and more and more time to watch Katie weave a lovely spell on all the Kerners...especially him.

Can these two opposites find a common ground and the love they both deserve?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! Katie (Kathryn) has been called a free-spirit most of her life, though the term wasn’t one of endearment and it was something she always tried to curb because of her parents domineering ways. Therefore, when she meets Vance it is under the guise of trying to have him sign a contract so she’ll have the rights to use his house and land in one of her father’s upcoming movie productions as an attempt to get into good light with her Dad. Yet what seems so simple at first, turns into controlled chaos when Vance and Katie get into another arrangement all together. Now with their lives pushed together, they find shared common ground, shared passions, but what will happen with them once their deadline arrives and their arrangement ends? Will they find that being together is truly where their hearts are at, or is moving on best for the both of them?

An unexpected delight that knocked me out of left field. I had been hearing about this novel non-stop for a while, and because I really enjoyed Ms. Summers’ "Not So New In Town" (Book 2), I was excited to check this novel out too. Yet though it had the charming dynamic, I anticipated from a Ms. Summers novel I was surprised when the plot hits you sideways and takes you on a ride that you didn’t foresee coming. All in all, after the paced picked up after the beginning, I became enchanted with this story of “women power” and having Katie find that true family is one who cares for you no matter what, even if they aren’t blood related.

Although I say all of that, Pirate Man and California Cupcake, i.e. Vance and Katie REALLY steal the show. It’s not just their instant attraction or the way they ARE the main characters, I mean they both have a vivacious quality about them they was compelling to read about; even during times when I struggled reading through parts. In addition, I liked how both Vance and Katie turned around their circumstances, which from my perspective made them both very powerful characters. It doesn’t hurt that they are just perfect for one another … I mean … come on. 😉

What also sealed the deal for this novel, for me, was being back in Harmony, North Carolina. It has a crazy cast of characters, yes, but you cannot help but wish you could find a way to visit all of them too. PLUS, the updates on the previous characters were fun too!

Overall, I recommend this novel to those who are fans of the Harmony Homecomings Series, fans of Ms. Summers, and/or are looking for a quirky contemporary romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Find My Way Home (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Find My Way Home (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Not So New In Town (Book 2) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Not So New In Town (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Sweet Southern Trouble (Book 4) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Sweet Southern Trouble (Book 4)


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My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : December 2016

My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : "Sweet Southern Bad Boy" is now casting actors for the main couple - November 2016

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 2

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: Not So New In Town | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers | Spreading the Word & Halloween Weekend Novel Giveaway | Blog Tour - Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers | Casting Call Spotlight, Spreading the Word, & Novel Giveaway | Blog Tour - Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers | Interview, Spreading the Word, & Novel Giveaway

Author's Novel Extras : Sweet Southern Bad Boy (Book 3) - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : ​Find My Way Home (Book 1) - Overview | Not So New In Town (Book 2) - Overview | Sweet Southern Trouble (Book 4) - Overview

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Book Teaser(s) :
Vance got busy scribbling his information on a piece of scrap paper. "I'm actually pretty good with kids," she said, smiling, hoping to reassure him---and herself---as he handed her the paper. "You, on the other hand, have the handwriting of a psychopath," she murmured, trying to make out his chicken scratch. "Is that a five or an eight?" ~ within Chapter 1
Katie held her breath, wondering how she'd ended up here. And when she meant here, she meant inside this beautiful but oh-so-masculine bedroom with Harmony's hottie playboy standing so close she only had to sway a half inch and her back would be touching his well-defined front. Holy cliffhanger. ~ within Chapter 6

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