Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: The Blue Journal by L.T. Graham


Description:
When one of Randi Conway’s psychotherapy patients is found dead of a gunshot wound, the investigation is turned over to Lieutenant Anthony Walker.

Formerly a New York City cop, Walker now serves on the police force of an affluent community in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  He lives among the privileged gentry, where he understands that appearances are often far removed from reality.  This certainly proves to be true in the death of Elizabeth Knoebel, when Walker discovers that she had been keeping a private journal entitled “SEXUAL RITES”.  

In her diary, Elizabeth was recording the explicit details of her sexual adventures with various men, many of whom were married to the women in her therapy group.  Elizabeth was a predator bent on seducing and, in some instances, humiliating these men, obsessed with a perverse mission that Walker believes led to her murder.

As Walker uncovers the secrets of Elizabeth’s memoir, he becomes convinced that her killer is another of Randi Conway’s patients.  

But which one?

My Thoughts:
I loved a good mystery that keeps me guessing. This one kept me guessing to the very end. Elizabeth wasn't a very nice person and the more that is revealed, the more suspects there are. And the more that the reader hates her. She's one of those murder victims that you can't help but have some sympathy for the killer. I thought characters, too. Hope to read more Detective Anthony Walker novels and I hope to see more of Randi Conway as well.


My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!!


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: Alone (The Girl in the Box #1) by Robert J. Crane


Description:
Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious, bloodthirsty psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes...

My Thoughts:
After finishing this, my first thought was that I'm glad there are 9 more books in the series. This is a great start. I was intrigued from chapter 1. There is a ton of action, suspense, and plenty of twists. There is some definite mystery that will likely take time to unfold. Sienna is an interesting character who can certainly take care of herself. There are so many questions left to explore. I'm hooked. 

My Rating: *****

*Notes:
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sex on the Beach Teaser Reveal

 
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Today is the big teaser reveal for the next books in the SEX ON THE BEACH series! This series includes the novellas FINDING YOU by Jenna Bennett, LOSING US by Jen McLaughlin, and CHASING ME by Jennifer Probst. This teaser reveal also includes the book trailers for Losing Us and Chasing Me.
The next installments in the SEX ON THE BEACH series
coming MARCH 3rd
 
 
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CHASING ME by Jennifer Probst

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BOOK TRAILER:


BOOK SUMMARY:

Quinn and James' Story Continues in Chasing Me... It was supposed to be a love story....

I knew she was out of my league but I didn’t care. Looking back, I wonder if I hadn’t pursued her, would things have turned out differently? Is it Fate that determines our choices in life? God? Free will? Or just plain old innate selfishness? I got her, of course. There hadn’t been a girl I wasn’t able to seduce. Problem was she seduced me right back, body, mind, and soul. She possessed me, tormented me, and showed me a world that was so bright and pure I was almost blinded. Didn’t she know after such a drug I could never settle for less? Didn’t she realize no matter how many times I screwed up, or broke her heart, or bent her to my will, I’d never be able to let her go? If I hadn’t known such intensity existed, would it have been better for both of us? True love, the real kind, isn’t nice and sweet and pure. No, it’s dirty, and sinful, and messy. It’s like ripping a chunk of flesh from your body and watching yourself bleed out in slow, helpless intervals until you thankfully pass out.

This isn’t a love story. But it’s the only story I got.

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LOSING US by Jen McLaughlin

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BOOK TRAILER:

 

BOOK SUMMARY:

When it all comes crashing down...

Everything I thought I had with Austin Murphy—safety, stability, the normalcy I crave but my celebrity lifestyle rarely allows—was ripped away in one night. I wanted to surprise him, but the joke was on me. Now I don't know if I ever really knew him at all.

Someone has to pick up the pieces...

Mackenzie Forbes was everything I ever wanted and the one person I didn't deserve. When a past mistake costs me the girl I love, I'll do everything I can to get her back. We both have demanding careers and family secrets darkening our pasts, but I need Mackenzie in my future.

Sometimes everything you have to give just isn't enough...

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FINDING YOU by Jenna Bennett

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BOOK SUMMARY:

Sex on the Beach, the do-over. I had a simple plan for what to do in Key West the second time around.

Testify at the trial of the rapist I helped catch last year. Make sure he gets locked away for the rest of his natural life, so he can never, ever hurt another girl. Wait for my BFFs to get to town, so we can celebrate. And stay far away from Ty Connor, because three months after breaking up with him, I still don’t know whether being with him is worse than being without him.

Spring Break, take two. All of the above? Out the window. Turns out testifying is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Not only is the rapist I helped catch last year not locked away for the rest of his life, he’s on the loose and looking for me. Oh yeah, and it’s definitely harder being without Ty than being with him, especially when I have to watch him with someone else. Welcome to my world.

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LOSING US by Jen McLaughlin Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1DCF4RG

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1ufej5V

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CHASING ME by Jennifer Probst Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1xrPrTw Kobo: http://bit.ly/1uf6jlA

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FINDING YOU by Jenna Bennett Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1DixYUx

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Kjb01B

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GOODREADS CONTEST For each book that gets to 500 adds, 5 pages of that novella will be released! 10 pages will be released after 1000 adds, and 15 pages after 1500 adds! So, spread the word and be sure to add each book to your goodreads list. LINKS: LOSING US - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24280033-losing-us CHASING ME - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24748839-chasing-me FINDING YOU - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24847244-finding-you  

PURCHASE THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES

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BUY LINKS:

BEYOND ME BY JENNIFER PROBST Amazon: http://amzn.to/1luEuzN B&N: http://bit.ly/1i6kw9v
BETWEEN US BY JEN MCLAUGHLIN Amazon: http://amzn.to/1i72kku B&N: http://bit.ly/1hFWiEj
BEFORE YOU BY JENNA BENNETT Amazon: http://amzn.to/1jMeX1U B&N: http://bit.ly/1hYqcCA
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Fantasy League Series by Davee Jones - Blog Tour

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Book Blurb
What happens when you mix men and women in a fantasy football league? Lots of sexy competition and instant rivalries. Owner of Fantasy Leagues, Lola Fontaine, maintains two identities, one as loving matchmaker and the other as ball busting Dominatrix. In the LockHim Room, her muscle toned guys never know what to expect. With reclusive statistician, Eugene Carlton, they believe they have the perfect formula for romance. All their success takes a place on the Wall of Flame. But, do they really know anything about true love connections? She takes awkward Danika Parker under her wing and teaches her everything she doesn't know about love. However, in the process, they establish risky boundaries, pushing the envelope normally established for just friends. Danika takes an interest in fellow participant, Finn Maxwell, the man still searching for a plan. Unfortunately for Lola, time is running out on secrets from her past. Living on borrowed time will catch up with her in a way she least expected. She will hurt the ones she loves, no matter how she tries. But, will they ever forgive? Will Lola get more than she counted on?

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 Will Lola really shut down the Fantasy Leagues, just as she was making serious friends? With Rudy, her best client and confidant, in the hospital after a paralyzing football injury, she must evaluate what's important. Her mother reveals a bizarre addiction just before she gives Lola cryptic information about her dad. What did Rod Stewart really have to do with Lola's father? The Letter opens doors to both heartache and love, but, she doesn't know how to deal with either one. Just what did she do to make Marty attack her car with a baseball bat? Does she really have that much passionate power over her closest companions? Meanwhile, a second encounter with Danika ignites smoldering passions leaving these besties more than confused. Does Danika love both Lola and Finn? How could the two relationships be so opposite? Will Eugene agree to shoulder Lola through this latest crisis? Potentially, working behind the scenes on the Fantasy Leagues may have revealed to Eugene what he is missing the most- a soul mate. Finn receives an offer almost too good to be true, if he takes the brass ring opportunity, will he say good-bye to Danika just as things are heating up? Lola spirals downward in an alcoholic torrent of hopelessness and fear, trying to help her long lost daughter, Sharlyn. Dying from a disease, Lola would've never even met her long lost daughter if the situation wasn't critical. With Sharlyn's appearance, an unknown father is revealed, unraveling everything Lola tied shut years before. Just as in football, life is a game of inches, some gained some lost. Watching these characters struggle to gain yards may destroy relationships instead of scoring touchdowns. With many twists and turns keeping the reader guessing, a Game of Inches exposes the raw as well as the tender we all experience in life. But, do we get up and power on, or do we lie down and give up what may be the best game of our lives? 


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 I cracked the single tail whip. The black leather snapped across the room, echoing supremacy. He stood stock still, even with the pop next to his head. “Are you afraid of me?” “No, Coach Dom Lola.” He even tipped his chin slightly upward. I saw this as an act of a defiant ego. “You are nothing but muscle, you have no power here. Your choices aren’t your own. It’s all for me!” He didn’t move, not even his chin this time. “I could shred you.” I cracked the whip again, the popper lashed by his t-shirt hem, whooshing the fabric. Silence. 

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Review: What a Lady Requires by Ashlyn Macnamara


Description:
Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Sabrina Jeffries, Ashlyn Macnamara’s blazing hot novel tells the story of mismatched newlyweds who discover a simmering connection.
Unlike every other proper young lady, Miss Emma Jennings views marrying well as little more than a means to an end. Such a merger would provide her industrious father with social credibility, and Emma with a chunk of her vast inheritance. Emma’s practical views are shattered, however, when her father ties her to the fabulously handsome ne’er-do-well Rowan Battencliffe, a man she loathes on sight—from the smile that promises all manner of wickedness to the way he ogles her with those striking blue eyes.

Deep in debt, especially to his wine merchant, Rowan figures the sooner he gets his finances in order, the sooner he can go back to doing what he does best: burning through ridiculous sums of cash. Which is why Rowan agrees to marry the merchant’s daughter, a prim and proper woman with delightful curves and an ample dowry. But Emma seems to think it’s her business to reform him! Their marriage is a tinderbox—and it’s just too tempting to resist playing with fire.

My Thoughts:
Finally, Rowan's story. You'll be fine if you haven't read the previous books, but having read them I wondered about him and I really enjoyed this. Emma's father arranges their marriage, as she had known he would. Rowan is not exactly what she was expecting, though. I just loved both of them. She has a head for numbers and investing and wants to teach Rowan to better manage his money. He just wants to find the man who ran off with what he had left. They have a wonderful attraction but there are some obstacles to their happiness. Filled with suspense, steam, and wonderful characters, I enjoyed this book and recommend for all lovers of historical romance.

My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!!


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