Monday, March 30, 2015

Blog Tour Review: Tempting Bad by M. Robinson

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Title: Tempting BAD
Author: M. Robinson
Release Date: March 24, 2015
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Brooke
I’ve come from a privileged life and an even more privileged upbringing. My parents taught me right from wrong and everything in between… except I wanted the gray area. I wanted to live life on the edge with the possibility of falling over. I didn’t care about the consequences because I had no heart…
I left that on the floor of my parents’ bedroom door, shattered.
And never went back to pick up the pieces.

Devon
Family first.
I learned the meaning of the word hate.
I learned that life is a battlefield and I stood frontline.
I learned that praying doesn’t work and God doesn’t listen.
And I learned how to be a man…
All at the receiving end of my father’s fists, my mother’s tears, and my sisters screams.
You can’t run away from your past…
It will always find you, especially when you’re asleep.

Warning: Book contains adult situations.

Sex/language. Mature readers only.





I was there, but I wasn’t.
I danced around in a sea of emptiness and longing, it moved around me easily, carelessly, harshly.
It was all and it was nothing.
It made me full and it made me empty.
It pleased me and it dismayed me.
I didn’t care. I was there to do a job. To be a VIP. I played my part beautifully, just as I always did. Letting myself get taken away on empty promises of nothing, but somehow seemed like everything.


This book is rated 'W' for Well Done
5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Romance-Erotica
Full Review Posted 3/30/15

My reactions while reading this consisted of:

AWWW SH#T NOW – WAIT…DID SHE JUST DO THAT – THAT WAS AMAZING - OH HELLLLL NO HE DIDN’T – WHAT THE FU#K – OK, I’M GONNA CRY NOW – IT HURTS PLEASE…JUST…PLEASE STOP – *GASPS* WHY THEY GOTTA BE LIKE THAT- *CLOSES EYES* CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG – DIZZZAMMMMN

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Tempting Bad is about two popular secondary characters from the VIP Trilogy. Brooke and Devon share a very close friend, Ysabelle, and have gone years without actually meeting one another up until the last VIP book where they then become very much acquainted. **raises eyebrows** Brooke is a VIP. Devon owns a bar. So here is a quick background on what is VIP: Very Important P*ssy, an exclusive escort service to extremely wealthy from around the world; sheiks, politicians, princes, celebrities, Doctors. I know what you’re thinking…Yes, this includes both men and women.

Brooke is a woman use to getting what she wants from the opposite sex just as Devon is a man of equal standing when it comes to women. He owns a bar in Miami and he’s HOT so as you can imagine he’s being hit on constantly. However his main problem is that he takes the women home. Brooke on the other hand does not take work home, she has a penthouse to play in. **wiggles eyebrows**

Alright so here is when things start to get interesting, after meeting these two hook up. During these hookups a friendship develops. Devon manages to have Brooke do something she has not done in years, take the heels off and wear *gasps in mock horror* SNEAKERS. No but really he allows her to let her hair down, to not always be in VIP mode, to instead be in Brooke mode. Though Brooke catches on quick she is far from ready to tuck away her f*ck me heels. In fact as things begin to unfold Brooke sets her sight on the crown. She wants to VIP.

My Sweet and Sour
My Sweet - I LOVED the way these two accepted one another flaws and alllll. And trust me there was a lot going on.
My Sour -This one scene where a breaking point is reached…It just shattered me to pieces. Like my whole being just shattered as the exchange went down.

What Readers should know : Both Brooke and Devon’s characters are introduced in the VIP Trilogy. While a small part of this story could be considered a minor spoiler to some I do believe this book can be read as a standalone. Honestly a TON of things happen in the VIP Trilogy so getting this one piece to a huge story overall would not ruin the experience the book has on readers

My Thoughts
M. Robinson NEVER disappoints me and if something is off and not flowing right within the story or with its characters…well, I just tell her. LOL! No but really, I was immensely taken in by these two characters. That’s her strength when writing; she nails her characters. You meet them and get an understanding of what they want, desire, need even when they can’t see it, even when certain things have yet to be revealed. She tells the story with dual alternating points of view so that we are able to get in to a character head. Readers will often find themselves invested immediately.

The writing is hard hitting, she prefers to hold no punches and tends to go straight for the wind pipe with her hits. The direct approach mostly, giving you characters that are forward, honest and approachable though not willing to fully give their self to another…Thus creating a bridge to one of the conflicts present between the couple. The flow is face paced, yet careful and dare I say methodical. Yes, I believe I can as each character and their experiences are well thought out.

WARNING: This author has NO PROBLEM with pushing her characters’ to their limits right along with your sanity. Don’t say I never warned you. **insert sinister laugh here**

My Ratings
Characters- Seductive in every way
Writing Style- steamy, vividly descriptive, emotionally charged and WILD
Plot/Storyline- A guy falls for an escort and her for him. But what she wants does not exactly line up with what he wants. And the past comes up uninvited to bite them in the butt. Can they have true love and survive the storms that come to take them out.
Steam Factor- Lo-Med-Hi I say High, On a scale of 1-10 I say 10+++
Entertainment Level- On a scale of Lo-Med-Hi I would say HIGH
Overall- I loved love LOVED it!

Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it!





M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex!

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Release Day: Before Someday by Julie Prestsater


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Release Day: Before Someday by Julie Prestsater

The Double Threat series follows Meg's crazy world as she navigates high school. She finds love, loses love, finds it again all the while dealing with backstabbing friends, shitty dates, and the inevitable boy problems. She also has an amazing cast of friends who are funky, fun, witty, loyal, and downright goofy. Imagine the Pink Ladies in modern times. This is the Double Threat Crew!

In Meg's books, she falls hard for Alex Aguilar--sexy hot stud who's not only HOT, but he's sweet, loving, and he makes her heart race and her toes curl just being in his presence. He's not a bad boy. He's not an alpha male. He's the uber kind guy who lives next door that you drool over when you go to sleep every night.

In the first four DT books, you wonder about Alex. Wonder about his motives, his thoughts, his time away at school. You want to know more about him other than the fact he's Meg's soul mate. You want to know the inner workings of Alex Aguilar.

That's what BEFORE SOMEDAY is. It's Alex's Tell All. It's his opportunity to set the record straight and allow you to get to know him. You're going to hate him at times. You're going to want to shout at him to man the hell up. But you're going to love him, I promise you that. You're going to want him for yourself, for your daughter, for your niece, for your friend. Even with all his flaws, you're going to want to hug him and love on him for the rest of your life.

Property of the Double Threat Crew Teespring campaign! Are you part of the Double Threat Crew?


Get out your Kindle, Nook, tablet, phone, and grab Before Someday now. Read in parts! Or read the full novel.



Before Someday: Alex Tells All- The Complete Novel:

                   
  • 176k words (That's 2-3 full size novels)
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  • $2.99 release week only
                   
  • $5.99 full price
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  • Available 3/29/15
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    Before Someday-Part One: The Wait

                     
    • 30k words
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      Before Someday-Part Two: The Moment

                       
      • 46k words
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        Before Someday-Part Three: The Hold

                         
        • 48k words
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          Before Someday-Part Four: The Forever

                           
          • 52k words
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            The Double Threat Series...

            The books that started your long-lasting love affair and obsession with Alex. 
            Put your hair up, grab some popcorn, kick off your flip-flops and devour this four-book young adult romantic comedy series.
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             (These books include content  intended for mature YA/Adult audiences.)

             

             

            Review: Quiet Angel by Prescott Lane


            We all have that someone we can’t forget, the summer it all began, and the sleepless nights wondering what went wrong.


            For Gage Montgomery, that someone is Layla Baxter. When he was 18, he took one look at the chocolate-haired bookworm with porcelain skin and knew his life would never be the same. But it all came crashing down when Layla suddenly and mysteriously disappeared from St. Simons Island -- leaving him with nothing but her angel wing pendent around his neck. For 12 long years, Gage couldn’t shake what happened, if he’s the one to blame, wondering where Layla might be. When their paths finally cross, he’s determined to get the answers he’s spent his life searching for -- and to get the girl, too. Quiet Angel is a story of hope, survival, and lost love made new again.

            “I missed you, too, but you were never far.” Gage touched his shirt with the wings inside. “You were always there.” 


            Gage and Layla met one summer when Layla arrived on St Simons Island to holiday with her grandmother.  Gage had never seen her there before and he had been coming to stay on the island for years.  He is intrigued with Layla, she is a bit shy, loves to read and is really cute.  They strike up a friendship which leads into a sweet  summer romance between them.  Until one day Layla is just gone.

            Layla has had a pretty harrowing past, terrible things happened to her in her childhood home that no child should ever have to go through and there were no adults in her life that she felt she could trust or turn to for help.  The summer she spent with her grandmother was the best of her life and changed her for the better.

            Twelve years later she is about to board a flight and right in front of her is Gage.  The years have been kind to him and he is even more handsome than she remembers.  He is a successful businessman and looks amazing.  Gage cannot believe it, he was  devastated that Layla had left with no explanation and has always wondered what happened to the sweet girl he called 'Angel.'  Gage is determined to get answers from her.

            Layla just wants to get on with her life, she has her own business and is finally in a place where she has found peace with her past.  Seeing Gage again rattles her a bit and brings back all the feelings they shared so many summers ago.

            Can these two open their hearts to each other once again and get the happy ever after that they both so deserve?  This was a really sweet story of second chance love.  

            I give this 3.5 stars

            "The story of my life begins and ends with you."

            Saturday, March 28, 2015

            Review: Mismatched by Elle Casey & Amanda McKeon

             
            https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20327349-mismatched

            Former college roommates, Erin and Ridlee, leave Boston for Ireland to track down an inheritance and end up at a matchmaking festival in Lisdoonvarna. Ridlee's a newly minted attorney, and Erin's part owner of the Pot O' Gold Pub, hoping to buy out her new, mysterious partner, some old Irish guy she'd never heard of before the reading of her late grandmother's will. It seemed like it would be an easy thing to do: show up, find the guy, and make him an offer… But the magic that is Ireland and the people who speak the lilting Irish brogue are as unpredictable as the weather, and things get a little more complicated than the girls anticipated when the town's legendary matchmaker pulls out his leather-bound book and proposes two matches… 

            I love it when I come across a story that is nothing like anything I have read in the huge abyss of the book world. This book is the perfect read when you just want to rug up on the couchand get lost in a great story.

            Erin has spent the last few years working her ass off in a pub owned by her grandmother in downtown Boston.  She has pretty much single handedly turned the whole business aroundand growing it into a successful bar.  The Pot 'O' Gold pub is where her future is. When her grandmother passes away she has the rug pulled out from under when she is informed that only half of it is hers and the other habeen left to some old guy in Ireland.

            Erin convinces her lawyer friend Ridlee to accompany her back to her home country of Ireland to find this other person so she can buy them out and rightfully own the pub as hers.

            "Me god where are we?  Did we just travel back in time or what?" I'm staring out over mist-covered green fields, outlined by low stone walls that must have been erected over a thousand years ago and possibly by elves - Ridlee

            Obviously this is a huge culture shock for Ridlee as she meets Erin's family and tries her first pint of guinness.  Then there are the pub crawls, where they meet the village matchmaker and enjoy some irish music.  What about those irish men though?  There is nothing metrosexual about these men, they are pure, salt of the earth, rugged and freaking sexy.

            "When I seem him in profile, I think that Ireland's tourism board should put him on a postcard.  This country'd be overflowing with tourists every day of the year." - Ridlee

            This is a crazy adventure for Erin and Ridlee as they try to track down the mysterious half owner of the Pot 'O' Gold pub.  One of them has hot unforgettable one night stand and one of them gets offered to ride a guys 'big dick.'   Plenty of guinness is consumed, singing and dancing on the tables also features on their 'things I probably shouldn't do when I'm drunk' list.  And one of them leaves such a lasting impression behind them in Ireland, that a bit of Ireland follows them home.

            There are so many laugh out loud moments in this story, I loved it.

            I give this 4 stars


            B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mismatched-elle-casey/1121286836?ean=2940151253963

            Elle Casey

            Amanda McKeon
            http://amanda-mckeon.com/
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            https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6597864.Amanda_McKeon

            Friday, March 27, 2015

            Blog Tour: ​Loving Colt (Southern Boys #3) by C.A. Harms

            Title: Loving Colt
            Series: Southern Boys #3
            Author: C.A. Harms
            Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
            Release Date: February 14, 2015
            Published By: Limitless Publishing LLC
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            Photographer: FuriousFotog (Golden Czermak)
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            Cover Designer: Wicked by Design (Robin Harper)
            Cover Model: RJ Ritchie

            Alexis and Colt never planned on crossing paths.



            Alexis and her three year old daughter were running from their past and Colt was looking for his future. 

            Neither planning to find salvation in one another. 

            One night changed it all…

            And they had no hope of ever being the same again.

            Finding a way to make things work, when it feels like everything is against them, is something they will have to work hard to overcome. 

            Will Colt be strong enough to handle Alexis's past?

            Or will it be too much?
            This is the third book in this series and if you haven't noticed yet there is a theme running through this series, hot cowboys, sweet women and cute kids.  The other thing I have noticed is that there seems to be a very faulty batch of condoms in Georgia!


            Colt is Maria's brother.  He has his own furniture making business and has worked hard to get to where he is.  He is yet to settle down, he is still waiting for the right person but he is starting to feel that desire to be with that special someone after watching his friends and sister find their own happiness.

            Alexis has just arrived in Brooklet after fleeing an abusive relationship.  She has a sweet little girl called Maddison and ends up staying in the town longer than anticipated.  She is desperate to start a new life and the people in this town have opened their hearts to her, she knows she has found the right place to begin again.

            Colt and Alexis have several encounters that leave them both with strong feelings of attraction and desire.  Alexis is very hesitant to be with anyone after her past experience, how can she trust that another man won't treat her badly again? Colt wants to be with Alexis but the mixed messages are leaving him feeling confused.

            Can Alexis let go of her insecurities and trust that Colt will keep it safe?

            I give this 4 stars.


            B&N (Paperback): http://goo.gl/DbMCXF

            I enjoy happy endings in my love stories. Loving those scenes that give it the needed angst and heat to keep you hooked and wanting more. Just enough drama to make her heart race and your stomach flutter. I haven't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently I have taken on a new liking and now I am addicted to Romance Novel.

            I am a Limitless Publishing Author and love sharing my stories with my great fans. Feedback is great and I really enjoy interacting with my readers.


            I live in Illinois and enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. 

            You will always find me with my kindle or paperback in hand as it is my favorite pass time.
            And I never leave home without a small notebook. You never know when an idea for a new story will strike.