Tag Archive | Romance

Tangled Beauty by K.L. Middleton

Book Review

10/10

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Sinclair Jeffries thought she knew what she was getting into when her zany, gay friend, Jesse Eddington, talked her into portraying his girlfriend during his parent’s anniversary party on Huntington Beach. That is, until she met Reed, Jesse’s sexy as hell older brother, and ends up getting much more than what she’d bargained for.

Reed Eddington assumed his future was settled until he met Sinclair, his brother’s so-called “girlfriend”, but the raw, sexual tension between them is hard to ignore. As he watches their ruse from the sidelines, he finds himself wanting to uncover more than just their amusing little facade.

This review was long in the making simply because I faded into the background that is daily life, but the book needed to be shared. Forgive me for the short and brief review, this book deserves a far better written one. Without further ado…

This was a very well written story and I enjoyed every minute of it. Tangled Beauty by K.L. Middleton has become one of my favorite reads of all time, so much so that I have since then added many of her books to my collection. This book is the first of a three book series that doesn’t fail to deliver.

If you like sexy, steamy, and top-notch romance escapades, this book is for you. From the funny and interesting scenario of a gay friend convincing our heroine to portray herself as his girlfriend to the having to figure out what to do when she meets Reed, her gay friend’s brother, this story doesn’t let you bet bored.

Sum it up: Well worth your money, but wait, it’s FREE so that is even better than finding a pot of gold under a rainbow. Ok, then let’s just say it’s well worth the read.

What I liked most: The characters and the situations they found themselves in.

What I liked the least: That it wasn’t longer. I didn’t realize I had reached the end until I did. Good thing there are two more books in the series.

Would I read the sequel(s)? Heck yes! I loved these characters too much to not see them again.

 

Want to buy the book? (Kindle edition is FREE)
Author’s Website       Amazon

 

Here is how the old cover looked like. 🙂 Smexy. This author also has many of her ebooks for FREE on her Amazon page. Thanks for reading.

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Greasy Boy by P.L. Ripley is up next.

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Virtual Fantasy Con (Giveaways & More)

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The links to the direct event pages for each day.

And here is a peek at one of the author’s that will be at the event:
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What are you waiting for? Go check it out and don’t forget to enter the giveaways and contests.

Kissing Cassie: Tour Stop

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Author Name:  L.T. Kelly (Lucy Taylor)

Book Title:  Kissing Cassie

Genre and Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Content Rating:  4 Not PG-13 – Lots of sex but only some details left to the imagination M/F

Tour Stops:

Aug 31- L. Frazier

Sept 1 – Enchanted Tales of the Romantic Kind

Sept 3- M. Clark

Sept 5- Arachnea’s Corner of the World

Sept 7- J. Manzano

Sept 8- E. Horton-Newton

Blurb:

When high school drama teacher Cassie Thornton finds herself drowning in a failing marriage, she struggles to get her head above water. Her husband, Robert, is a workaholic science professor at Oxford University with a sordid secret. After eight years of marriage, Robert’s blatant disinterest in her forces Cassie to demand they go on a vacation, hoping it will reunite them.

Gorgeous Jared Peterson is the cream of Hollywood actors. His squeaky clean image, coupled with his outstanding results at the box office, has earned him respect industry wide. That’s until his cunning fiancé and co-star goes on a rampage, setting out to destroy his reputation. How else could he cope with her betrayal except to escape Tinseltown?

When Cassie and Jared meet on the island of Majorca, it sparks a life changing chemistry between them. Jared refuses to continue with his career without her by his side. Cassie must decide whether to give up life as she knows it, or leave it all behind to give their love a chance.

Book Trailers:

Falling into You: https://youtu.be/4UgihZ13bTs

Falling to Pieces: http://goo.gl/NE70vV

Kissing Cassie: https://goo.gl/Z0boHW

About the Author

L.T. Kelly lives in rural Lincolnshire with her husband, two children and a mentally unstable Cockapoo named Mylo. She enjoyed a successful eleven-year career in the Royal Air Force which put plenty of stories in her writing cap. L.T. now divides her time between writing, being a wife, mother and an Emergency Medical Dispatcher for the ambulance service. It’s the writing that keeps her sane.

Social Links

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/authorltkelly

Amazon.com: http://goo.gl/vELpwf

Amazon.co.uk: http://goo.gl/kbZlYF

Website: http://www.ltkelly.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTKelly2

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7123774.L_T_Kelly

Book Links: http://ltkelly.com/falling-to-pieces/

Resplendence Publishing: http://goo.gl/h8VW5E

Launch Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590948874507177/

Cover Reveal: An Honest Mistake (Crusaders MC #1)

Title: An Honest Mistake (Crusaders MC #1)

Author: L. Grubb

Release Date: In August, date TBC

Cover designer: Clarissa Wild

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25851972-an-honest-mistake

 

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Synopsis:

Ever since Alexis Newman was young she knew her path in life, but to get to the top you have to start from the bottom. With no man in her life she sets out with her best friend to dance her frustrations away.

Catching the eye of the crusaders mc resident assassin was definitely not in her life plans.

Cobra is not the type of alpha you read about he’s not romantic, he doesn’t date, he doesn’t care. His life is all about protecting his club doing whatever necessary. That all changes when he spots her across the club. She sparks something in him. Ice cold Cobra starts wondering whether he can have a happily ever after but at what cost?

Setting his sight on love was not his life plan.

With war brewing between the crusaders and their rivals the hell riders there is danger lurking around every corner. Will Cobra bring Alexis to the dark side? Or walk away forever?

Will Alexis give up her perfect life plan for an unknown future?

Decision time. Head or heart? Life, love or death?

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About the author:

Author photoLucii is a your typical British girl, hates the sun and hibernates when summer arrives! She lives at home with her partner and 3 year old daughter, where they spend the day watching Frozen and playing playdoh.

She started off as a regular person, job, home life, health issues and a love of reading. After reading the Fifty shade phenomenon, she went onto social media to seek other authors writing the same or similar genres. She entered a world she didn’t know existed and went to open a successful blog.

Inspiring dreams took a back burner, while she learned the book community and met a bunch of amazing authors and readers alike.

A year later she decides to start writing, hoping against hopes that her friends and fellow readers will like what she brings to the table.

 

Author Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/lucii-grubb/390555987809881

Twitter: https://twitter.com/l_grubbauthor1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14143582.l_grubb

Free Writing: The Dead Can Run (Chp 4 Prt1)

Please keep in mind this is a first draft and no revisions or editing should be done as part of the exercise, though I failed miserably and edited for hours on end on this one. Though in no way does that mean you are getting a clean and amazing chapter, most likely the opposite. 🙂

I will be properly revising and editing this story in the next few days. Here is hoping to have the first compilation of the first six chapters before the end of this month. Also, I am sorry for taking so long in continuing this story. This is intended to be a free writing project and I was brainstorming ahead. Needed to take time off to undo those chapters in my mind.

Warning: 1st draft, possible rambling

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The Dead Can Run

Chapter Four Part One

My teeth cut into my lower lip and my mouth filled with the taste of copper. I struggled to my feet to only be shoved back down. A hand pinned me to the floor by my hair followed by a knee to my back. The man was heavier than he looked.

“Let…let me…go,” I pleaded, blood seeped from my busted lip and coated the floor to then cling to the strands of my hair that had fallen loose from his grip. I tried to muffle a cry at the touch of the man’s hand trailing down my bare back. His rough fingertips lapping up the droplets of water that still clung to my flesh.

“What do you say we have a little fun before I turn you over to our Mr. Self-Made Leader huh?” the brute sneered, pressing me harder against the ground and digging his knee further into my back.

“You’re disgusting,” I shouted past his mocking laughter. I recognized his voice. He had been one of the men I had overheard while tied in the closet. His companion must be the other man he had been talking to.

“Just kill me already,” I cried, struggling against his hold as best as I could. My actions earned me another tug of my hair. Tears welt up in my eyes at the pain. I could feel my warm breath against my face and the blood draining from my fingers as I clung to the man’s wrist with both hands in an attempt to loosen his grip on my hair.

“Feisty, I like them feisty,” he laughed, yanking me to my feet, his grip on my hair threatening to scalp me where I stood.

“You know he won’t approve of this,” Cassy cut in, removing her gloves and tossing them aside. She stepped back into the bathroom to emerge with the handcuffs. Her calm and blank demeanor told me there was no salvation there and my fear grew. Just what kind of people were they?

“Come on Cassy, relax. I wasn’t really going to rape her,” the man who held me teased, pressing a blade against my skin. “At least not right now,” he whispered into my ear.

Were the zombies the real monsters here? I thought to myself as the knife nicked my skin.

“On second thought, why wait? I think you deserve a good reminder of how lucky it was that we found you. The zombies would have finished you off if it wasn’t for us. The least you can do is repay the gesture. What do you say?” my tormentor replied, his voice full of malice and of something else I wanted nothing of.

The blade disappeared and I was shoved towards the bed again. I cringed as my hands came in contact with the blood stained sheets. The smell of death engulfed my nostrils and my gag reflexes reminded me that they still worked. I dropped to my knees and threw up again, this time white foam mixed with the blood that had dripped to the floor from the carnage on the bed.

Before I could wipe the vomit clinging to my lips my head was jerked back and the man pressed himself against me, kneeling behind me.

“Should I take your silence as consent?” He ran his fingers across the side of my face. Every touch made my stomach twist with greater disgust, threatening to make me gag for a third time.

“Get off me,” I snapped, elbowing him in the face. I had just walked in on a bunch of lunatics, deadly lunatics, but I wasn’t ready to die yet. I still hadn’t found my son and I wasn’t about to let them have their way with me either.

I bolted to my feet and dashed for freedom. The other man blockading the door leading out of my room grasped my arms and twisted them behind me, turning me around to face my first attacker. My eyes swelled in tears and my throat tightened, I tried to scream but nothing came out. I didn’t want to think about what they had planned for me. Now that I was found not to be infected, would I die or worse would they really rape me?

“Where do you think you’re going?” the biggest of the brutes sneered, taking one broad step towards me. He grasped my neck with both his hands and squeezed. “You really want to die? Then who are we to keep…”

The man behind me yelped in surprise and I was shoved forward into the very man who tried to strangle me. We both tumbled towards the bloodied bed. I rolled off the bed and slammed into the hard floor, slamming my head against the edge of the night stand. I withered on the floor and clung to my head. Silence filled the room and I chanced a glance at the man still sprawled on the bed.

“What were my orders?” a familiar voice bellowed followed by the sound of a gunshot. Warm blood splattered on my face and I screamed.

Stirring It Up by Mary Leo

Book Review

7/10

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When a gypsy’s prediction begins to come true, Rose Cupido dismisses it as a coincidence, but when a past estranged boyfriend shows up reminding her of the love she once felt for him, Rose can’t help wondering if that gypsy had true magical powers.

Stirring It Up is the third in a series of short edgy and upbeat light romances with a touch of sexy. Though each part is written by a different author (or maybe alias?), Stirring It Up contained enough backstory of the other characters and their love interests connecting the story as a whole. The parts can be read as stand alone or in order. I recommend the latter for better reading enjoyment.

This book is another one that gave me mixed feelings. I almost put it down and gave in to leaving it unfinished, glad I didn’t. The reason for this was that the first chapter had me wondering what the heck was going on, partly because I read it out of order (see notes above), and the main character kept jumping from one thought to another and back again. After chapter one  I was able to catch on quickly and enjoy the story very much.

There were many appealing sides to this story even with the jagged start. The gypsy prediction was a sweet overall theme. Rose’s love interest, Max, was more than a sexy lover from the past kind of guy that made their sexual tension real. The ending was cute and satisfying, who doesn’t love happy endings?!

Though a light read, Stirring It Up is well worth the time. It also received a cover makeover clarifying that this story is more than just an erotic story, it is a story about second chances.

Steamy? Enough for the four chapters in length.

Long enough? Yes. It presented a very nice satisfying and adorable ending.

Rating: 7/10

Hope you enjoyed this book review and in case you want to see the old cover here it is:

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Tangled Beauty by K.L. Middleton is up next.

May Free eBook Spotlight (Take 2)

As promised here is our second free eBook title recommendation for the month of May: The Sorcery Code (Volume 1) by Dima Zales.

From USA Today bestselling authors comes a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a world where sorcery is entwined with science . . .

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Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined – because, instead of an object, he creates Her.

She is Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is beautiful and highly intelligent – and nobody knows what she’s capable of. She will do anything to experience the world . . . even leave the man she is beginning to fall for.

Augusta, a powerful sorceress and Blaise’s former fiancée, sees Blaise’s deed as the ultimate hubris and Gala as an abomination that must be destroyed. In her quest to save the human race, Augusta will forge new alliances, becoming tangled in a web of intrigue that stretches further than any of them suspect. She may even have to turn to her new lover Barson, a ruthless warrior who might have an agenda of his own . . .

 

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