Friday, August 26, 2016

Book Review: Ravenous by M.S. Force

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She wants a baby. He wants her. Simple enough, right?

Ellie Godfrey has kissed her share of frogs. So many, in fact, that she fears she won’t recognize her prince if and when he finally comes along. Tired of waiting for THE ONE, Ellie decides to have a baby on her own before it’s too late.

When Jasper Autry hears about Ellie’s plan, what else can he do but step in and offer to “contribute” to her project. Does that make him an opportunist? Whatever. He wants the perpetually out-of-reach Ellie Godfrey, and when he sees his chance, he takes it. That she’s the sister of his business partner and close friend Flynn gives him pause, but it doesn’t stop him from having what he wants.

As Jasper and Ellie embark upon their secret “project,” he makes it clear that for as long as they’re together, he’s in charge—in the bedroom anyway. After the hottest sex of her life, Ellie realizes she’s made a deal with the devil himself. 

Ravenous is the fifth installment in the Quantum series and the first book I've read in this series.  I wish I had started from the beginning of the series because there are several intriguing, intertwining back stories. This is a friends to baby-making lovers story.

Ellie will soon be thirty-six and wants to have a baby. She feels as if her eggs are on a timer. During a Mexican trip she decides to confide in a close friend with her baby making plans via insemination. Her friend happens to Jasper, "tall, blond, muscular in a lanky sort of way, handsome as sin, talented as all get-out and manwhore to the highest order." He's also her brother's best friend and business partner.

After Jasper hears of her plans he jumps at the opportunity to father her baby. He requests that its done the good old fashion way and he agrees to sign over full custody rights to Ellie. 

"It happens the old-fashioned way. No laboratories, turkey basters or test tubes, just hot, sweaty, no-holds-barred capital infusion."

Once together their feelings evolve quickly but Jasper has secrets that are keeping him from committing to Ellie. He temporarily escaped his father's clutches but now lives in fear of his future burdensome obligations. It has become his ticking time bomb. 

Will their love be enough for Jasper to confront his greatest fear and find a way to be together? Jasper and Ellie are strong characters, neither hesitates in going after what they want. Ellie is strong, determined, accepting and independent. She can take care of herself but at the same time she is able to submit and discovers her own sexuality. I enjoyed the story but I missing the family/friends dynamic from not starting at the beginning of the series. 4 Stars!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Book Announcement for Katy Evans!!!!

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Womanizer by Katy Evans

Series: Manwhore #5
Release Date: December 5th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance



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Synopsis:

You've seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!
We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother's best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I'd opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I'd go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn't be falling for him.
Just sex because I'd leave in three months, and I'd like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn't the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.

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Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Cover Reveal: Lauren Blakely’s FULL PACKAGE and JOY STICK

From the NYT Bestselling author of BIG ROCK and MISTER O, comes two brand new, hot and hilarious standalone romantic comedies…

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Readers will find witty dialogue, smoking hot sex scenes, and heartfelt moments in these side-splitting romantic comedies, mixed with the dirty-talking, gifted heroes we’ve come to love from Lauren Blakely! FULL PACKAGE is set to release on January 9, 2017, and JOY STICK is coming your way in May 2017! Check out these fantastic covers designed by Helen Williams with photography by Rob Lang.


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From the New York Times Bestselling author of MISTER O and BIG ROCK, comes a hot & hilarious new standalone romantic comedy…

I’ve been told I have quite a gift.

Hey, I don’t just mean in my pants. I’ve got a big brain too, and a huge heart of gold. And I like to use all my gifts to the fullest, the package included. Life is smooth sailing....

Until I find myself stuck between a rock and a sexy roommate, which makes for one very hard…place.

Because scoring an apartment in this city is harder than finding true love. So even if I have to shack up with my buddy’s smoking hot and incredibly amazing little sister, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

I can resist Josie. I’m disciplined, I’m focused, and I keep my hands to myself, even in the mere five-hundred square feet we share. Until the one night she insists on sliding under the covers with me. It’ll help her sleep after what happened that day, she says.

Surprise—neither one of us sleeps.

And even though we agree to return to roomies-without-benefits, I quickly realize I want more than someone to split the utilities with. Now all I want is to spend every night—and every day—with my gorgeous roommate.

Did I mention she’s also one of my best friends? That she’s brilliant, beautiful and a total firecracker? Guess that makes her the full package too.

What’s a man stuck in a hard place to do?


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Let’s be honest, ladies. A good man is a lot like the perfect car. You want a hot body, an engine that purrs, and superior performance under the hood. You probably also crave a ride that can go all night long.

I’m at your service. Come and ride on my Joy Stick…

That's what I like to say to the ladies. Or I would if I were total pig. It's far too easy in this world to strut around like a peacock when you’ve got all these other features in your favor. But just like the custom cars I build with class and sophistication, that’s how I treat my women.

Don’t worry. I absolutely do my best work dirty…both in the shop, and between the sheets. Work and play — that’s what my life has been, and I f&*king love it. I’m completely, 100% driven. Until one woman comes along and throws a wrench in my plans. The one woman I should absolutely, positively never take for a joy ride.

Now that's all I want to do with her…she’s so far off-limits, but that’s exactly where I want to go with her.

Get ready for a wild ride…


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WELL HUNG (Releasing September 12, 2016)


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Win a Kindle Fire loaded with Lauren Blakely’s complete collection* of currently released titles, as well as some of Lauren’s favorite romantic comedies!

*Does not include WELL HUNG, FULL PACKAGE or JOY STICK, Winner will be announced first week of September.

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About Lauren Blakely:

Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that's full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With ten New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than fifty times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone romantic comedies like BIG ROCK and MISTER O, which were both instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she'll release WELL HUNG, another romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter: laurenblakely.com/newsletter.

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Meredith definitely drank too much last night. Why on earth else would she have woken up without her purse, and the distinct memory of giving her number to a stripper? So gross.
The good news is, she never has to see him again. Except to get her purse. And to discover she did another terrible, horrible, very bad thing while drunk- she accidentally became a professional penis photographer.
Rob wishes more people would believe him when he says he truly is stripping his way through journalism school. It's the only way Millennials can afford school with no student loans. When Meredith quite literally stumbles across his path, he's super smitten. Sadly, she is less so once she sobers up.
Can he trick her into dating him?
Can she trick her mother into thinking she has a respectable job?
And can anyone recover once the internet picks up their story? It's a long shot for both of them.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Why I love blogging about books.




I've been blogging for almost two years. I returned to reading with the Harry Potter series. Soon reading became part of my daily day. It relaxed me, settled my mind and calmed my soul. My mind was always racing with my to-do-lists and work issues. I needed to find a way to relax and take me out of head. I soon discovered Maya Banks and Kristen Ashley. I couldn't read their books fast enough. My life continued to become more complex with promotions, taking care of and teaching my little guy. My husband encouraged me to find my passion outside of work and that's when I discovered blogging. I dove right in. I had no clue how to create a blog, I spent hours on constructing a page that looked half way descent. I started writing short reviews, testing out different formats and checking out other blogs for ideas. I soon set up a Facebook page for my blog and other social media accounts and that is when I discovered a whole other world. Authors who loved to chat, bloggers who shared their passion, and readers with the same interests. Overtime I discovered amazing authors (way to many to mention). I ventured into different genres. I made a few close blogging friends. I love promoting new books, old books, authors and fellow bloggers. I love reading new authors and discovering their passion. The romance community is a very giving community with fund raisers for different charities and sometimes for each other. Even though my blog is small I have never felt ignored. I have even been lucky enough to attend a few book signings. Fan girling has become my second hobby. I just want to say Thank You to everyone who has taken the time to chat with me about books, life or just to say hi. Sometimes blogging can be tedious with deadlines and postings but I've enjoyed every last minute.

(Disclaimer: I wrote this while my hubby was trying to have a full conversation with me about lawn mowers. I apologize upfront for any grammatical error. Lol)

Monday, August 22, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Boston by Alexis Alvarez

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Parker Minelli, a fitness trainer and cover model, is every woman's dream. His Boston accent, chiseled abs and easy-going nature have women flocking to him. But when he meets author Abby, whose brains are bigger than his biceps, he sets out to prove that he's more than just a pretty face.

Abby is thrilled—and a little breathless—when Parker agrees to work with her on her next book release. However, they soon discover that while opposites may attract, that doesn't mean that they can overcome their differences. Especially when Parker's supermodel ex-girlfriend reappears.

Will they be able to see the big picture and accept each other as they are, or will their differences close the book on their chance at love?
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Alexis Alvarez writer erotic fiction. Her books feature strong, intelligent sassy heroines who may enjoy being submissive in the bedroom, but are never doormats or pushovers.

You can find more about her work on her website www.graffitifiction.com, where she and her two real-life sisters - who are also romance writers - blog about their books.

In addition to being a romance author, Alexis is also a photographer and digital designer. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and making really inappropriate jokes.

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Review: Boston by Alexis Alvarez

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Parker Minelli, a fitness trainer and cover model, is every woman's dream. His Boston accent, chiseled abs and easy-going nature have women flocking to him. But when he meets author Abby, whose brains are bigger than his biceps, he sets out to prove that he's more than just a pretty face.
Abby is thrilled—and a little breathless—when Parker agrees to work with her on her next book release. However, they soon discover that while opposites may attract, that doesn't mean that they can overcome their differences. Especially when Parker's supermodel ex-girlfriend reappears.

Will they be able to see the big picture and accept each other as they are, or will their differences close the book on their chance at love?





The story starts off strong. Abby who is a best selling author has an idea to put photos with her words. She  contacts Parker Minelli, aka Boston, to co-produce her idea of "Sexy photos of a handsome, ripped man and the heroine, photos that would directly mimic some of the sultrier passages of the book." Sign me up! This would make for an interesting read.

The story centers around two mismatched souls that are driven by their insecurities. Abby and Boston can't seem to move past their feelings of inadequacy. They both feel unworthy of each other. The struggle is well written and it's easy to empathize with both characters. However, midway into the story something changes, Abby's reactions are more catty and immature. Boston's actions are no better. The ending was short and sweet but as a reader I wasn't able to reconnect with Abby.  3 Stars.