Friday, November 29, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy

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 ABOUT DREW + FABLE FOREVER: Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original short story that brings her bestselling New Adult series full circle. Fantasy. How I ended up with NFL player Drew Callahan, the guy every woman wants, is beyond my wildest dreams. All I know is that once he chose me as his one and only, I sure wasn’t looking back. I had past wounds and he showed patience and concern—even accepting responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, yet again, he's found a way to blow my mind: an exotic wedding and honeymoon miles and miles away from home. What else could a girl ever ask for? Reality. Except now the honeymoon’s over. Drew's football schedule takes him on the road constantly, while I need to stay put and look after my brother until he finishes high school—because God knows our sorry excuse for a mother won’t. I know Drew loves me with all his heart, and I’ll always be over the moon about him. This just isn’t how I imagined life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him constantly. But we’ve gone through hard times before. We can get through this, too, right? We’re Drew and Fable, together forever. At least I hope so. . . .   EXCERPT: “We should check out Ocean Avenue tomorrow,” Drew whispers close to my ear, amusement tingeing his deep voice. “What? Are you serious?” Even though I’ve come to terms with being here, it doesn’t mean I want to linger and make it a serious vacation. Besides, Drew needs to get back home so he can resume practice. “Well yeah, remember the spot where we kissed?” His eyes are warm as they search my face, filled with so much love I feel my heart swell. “Yes,” I whisper achingly. “Of course I remember.” “I want to go back there.” He tucks a strand of hair behind my ear, his index finger lingering on my skin. “I want to kiss you again in that little alley and remember how wet we were from the rain. How nervous I was. I was scared you might reject me.” I’d felt the same way. We’d dealt with much of the same feelings and fears and hadn’t even known it. “I want to take you to that store where you got the dress that just about killed me and buy you whatever you want,” he continues, his fingers drifting across my jaw. My eyes flutter closed as memories rush back at me. “I want to sit outside the dressing room and have you come out to show me every single thing you’re trying on.” That he remembers all the little details sends a thrill of pleasure spiraling to the very depths of my soul. “And then I want to wander off for a bit and let you do whatever you want, secretly hoping that you’ll send me a text that says marshmallow. Though if you don’t that’s okay because I’ll send you one instead.” He offers up a crooked smile and the sight of it cracks my heart wide open, overflowing with so much pure love for him I want to cry. “Because we made a deal. Whenever we see or hear that word, the other comes running. I’ll always be the one to rescue you, Fable. You never have to worry about that.”

ABOUT MONICA MURPHY: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.      

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

BOOK RELEASE: A Home For Christmas by Ann Vaughn

A Home for Christmas
Ann Vaughn

Publication: November 28, 2013


Single mom, Jenna Blackwell wasn’t having a very good start to the Christmas season; her purse got stolen on Black Friday. She’s cursing her luck and herself for even being out in the Black Friday madness when the store manager brings in Riley Stanton, a former Navy SEAL who chased down the thieves and recovered her purse. Jenna is blown away by Riley: his looks, his smile, the fact that he ran down the purse snatchers, everything.

Riley Stanton had no idea when he chased down the kids who stole a few purses that he would walk into a room and have his life changed forever. He looked into the eyes of Jenna and saw a strength in her that he found intriguing.

Riley soon learns that Jenna is everything he ever wanted in a woman. He falls for her and for her son harder than he expected to. Jenna is cautious but welcoming and hopes that she and her son can give Riley the one thing he hasn’t had in years, A Home for Christmas.


Riley came over every evening after work. He helped Cam with his homework. he got there before she did on Wednesday and he and Cam had dinner ready by the time she got home. Jenna had to fight tears as she sat at the table. It had been so long since someone had cooked for her. To be honest, other than her mother, she didn't think anyone ever had. Wade, her ex, certainly never did. Watching Cam work so closely with Riley, having Riley there filling the role that Wade had abandoned, even sitting at a table with candlelight and roses and food she hadn't had to was a lot for her to handle. She was barely hanging on by a thread and when Riley had initiated the blessing, she lost it. "Mom?" Cam asked, uncertain of what was happening. Jenna covered her face with her hands, silently crying. She heard the scrape of a chair and then suddenly Riley was there, his arms around her, lifting her from the chair. She heard him say something to Cam and then he carried her from the room.

He sat on the sofa and cradled her in his lap and just held her while she cried. After several minutes, when her tears had subsided somewhat, Riley reached down to cup her chin in his hand and lift her head so he could look into her eyes. "I'm sorry," she whispered. "Nothing to be sorry about," he said, smoothing his hands over her cheeks to wipe her tears away.

"Mom?" Cam asked again, drawing her attention. "You OK?" "I'm good, bud, I'm sorry." Riley looked up at Cam and made eye contact with him. Jenna wasn't sure what passed between them, but Cam got up and left, leaving her there with Riley. "Look at me," he said, softly. When she raised her eyes to meet his gaze, he lifted her hand and kissed her knuckles. "What's going on?" She took a deep breath. "It's one's ever done something like this for me before." "Like what? Take care of you?" She nodded. "Better get used to it, babe. I'm not going anywhere." She squeezed his hand, tears falling down her cheeks again. This time, Riley leaned forward and kissed them away before touching his lips to hers. For the first time, Jenna didn't hold herself back.

Maybe it was because Cam was just down the hall and she knew it couldn't get out-of-control. Whatever the case, she turned in his arms and wrapped her arms around his neck, deepening the kiss. "Thank you, Riley," she whispered when they pulled apart, pressing her forehead to his, and placing her fingertips against his lower lip. He nipped her fingertip lightly, then ran his tongue around her finger. "Anytime," he replied, "and I mean that. You don't have to do it all alone any more." "Riley," she whispered, kissing him, "please don't make promises you can't keep. My heart is fragile enough, but Cam..." He kissed her back. "Quit while you're ahead. Don't piss me off." She smiled and combed her fingers through the hair at his nape. "I'll try." "Good. Let me take care of you, Jenna.

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About  the Author

Ann Vaughn is a Native Texan now living in Oklahoma. She's been writing since the seventh grade (many MANY moons ago) when she and her friends were obsessed with the Sweet Valley High series. Back then, access to books wasn't as easy as it is now, so to tide her over between SVH releases, she began writing her own, Texas versions of SVH, full of lots of Texas Friday Night Lights and pitfalls and perils of teenage life in the 80s. Writing has always been a comfort and a release for her, though she never expected to be published. It wasn't until a conversation with her husband about the rise of eBooks that she decided to try her hand at self-publishing. It was scary and exciting and ever since the release of her first book, Long Way Home on August 7, 2013 she has been on a wild roller coaster ride that she wouldn't trade for the world. 

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Home For Christmas by Ann Vaugh

I have been blessed to have developed such a great relationship with Ann, she is so sweet and wonderful! She is one of those authors that has been there from the start of my blog page and I love her. I think it's a big plus that I just LOVE LOVE LOVE her books!! She was gracious enough to send me an advance copy of her book. Just like her previous two books, this one did not disappoint, if anything I think this might be the one I love the most. It is very upbeat, and even though there is some drama, and intense moment they are never too dark and intense.

This story starts off on Black Friday, with Jenna, a divorced single mother, having to deal with having her purse stolen after finding out that the store was out of what she was looking for. While waiting to deal with the police, in comes Riley, a former military man who comes to the rescue and gets her purse back. Instantly there is an attraction, it's been years since Jenna has looked at another man, having been hurt by her ex-husband. But Riley surprises her, slowly breaking down her walls. A simple invite to breakfast turns into a great relationship. Slowly Jenna lets herself fall for Riley, she can't help it especially with the way that he treats her son Cam. Riley treats him more  as a son than even his own father does.

We also see how much Cam begins to trust and become attached to Riley. Riley himself cannot explain the intense feelings he feels towards not only Jenna, but Cam as well. He wants them both in his life forever. But of course there is drama that comes when everything seems to be going right. Wade Blackwell, Cam's father and Jenna's ex-husband, comes into the picture. He is jealous of what Riley has with Cam and Jenna. He believes that Jenna is still his. There are some crazy revelations and intense moments that occur once Wade is involved in the story, moments that I did not see coming. WOW! Loved every page of it. Jenna and Riley love one another, but will they be able to work past Wade coming into their lives and trying to tear them apart?

This might be my favorite Christmas time, holiday story to have read. It's fun and lovely but also intense and emotional. I cannot wait to read Ann's next book. Don't worry Colt and Shane! I still love you both!!

The Saviour Series by Lesley Jones

Title: Saviour (Book 1 of The Saviour Series)
Author: Lesley Jones
Publication Date: May 16, 2013

She's a smart mouthed Essex Girl, now living in Australia. 
He's a good looking, born and raised. all surfing Aussie Boy.
Enjoy the fireworks, fun and the very hot sex as their worlds collide

Lauren has decided that her marriage is over but has yet to tell Jay, her abusive husband of the past twentyfive years. After making this decision and resigning herself to the fact that she will now be middle aged and single, she embarks on a girls night out and spills her guts to her girlfriends about what she has endured, in secret all these years.

Gabriel joins his brothers for a drink at a local bar. He's thirty five and very single. Good looks and a good job mean the ladies are generally lining up every night, which is just the way he likes it, straight sex, no complications.

Then their worlds collide, neither of them looking or thinking that what they need is each other, but the chemistry is instant and overwhelming and has the possibilty to consume and destroy them both. Can they overcome both their pasts to survive the future, together? Is the amazing, mindblowing sex enough?Join Lauren and Gabriel on their emotional, funny, sexy and traumatic journey as they try to conquer the demons from their past and try to build a future together. Their story will make you laugh and it will make you cry and sometimes do both at the same time!

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Title: Resolution (Book 2 of The Saviour Series)
Author: Lesley Jones
Publication Date: October 4, 2013

Resolution picks up exactly where Saviour left us all hanging! Having left an abusive marriage at 45, Lauren can hardly believe that she has found Gabe, a 35 year old blonde buff sex god, their instant chemistry has convinced him that that he wants to change his serial shagging ways and to make what they have found permanent, he knows that he loves Lauren but relationships are a whole new concept to him and he doesn't always get it right.

Lauren, still reeling from the abuse she has suffered at the hands of her ex husband is not convinced that jumping straight into another marriage is the right thing for her, despite how much she loves Gabe, the sex is amazing, they have no problems there, with Gabe she is growing in confidence and trying things in the bedroom (and every where else) that she never even considered during her marriage but they have known each other for just 10 short weeks and already they have been through enough drama to last a lifetime. Lauren has once again been beaten and humiliated by her soon to be ex-Husband, Gabe has revealed he was sexually abused by his Step-Mother as a teenager, and Gabe’s ex is threatening to stop him seeing his daughter.

Will Lauren listen to taunts from jealous exes and her own self doubt; or will the love (and lust) Lauren has found in Gabe’s arms be enough for her to let go of her painful past to build a future with Gabe. Resolution is the conclusion of Gabe and Laurens story, it will take you on a roller coaster of emotions, with some steamy and erotic sex scenes, just to keep your pulse racing, like Saviour, some scenes are gut wrenching, it will have you laughing, crying and wanting to not only hug Gabe and Lauren but also wanting to shake some sense into them. Buckle up and enjoy the ride

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I was born and raised in a small working class town in Essex, just outside of East London. I am married with three sons and in 2006 we all moved to the other side of the world, settling on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, about 50K outside of Melbourne Australia. It's a whole new way of life for us down here,we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

I am currently a stay at home mum but in the past I have worked at Marks & Spencer, as a classroom assistant/teachers aid and have run my business.

As well as writing, I love to read and have been known to get through four or five books a week. My other interests are watching my boys play football...The round ball version; I am happy to admit to being an addict of social media and I owe a lot to my Facebook and Twitter family in promoting my work; I am also rather partial to a glass... or bottle of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc being my favorite. Being a born and raised Essex girl, I will happily admit to be being a big fan of spray tans, Shellac and am regularly, waxed, tinted and sculpted, although I am more likely to be found in thongs/flipflops than a pair of white stilettos these days.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Destroying the Wrong by Evelyne Stone Promo Tour!

 Alissa Sullivan has got it made -- a supportive, loving family, a cause she believes in, and her new boyfriend. With her best friend Kat at her side, she was counting the days until the end of high school when they could go away to college together. Then she met Scott, a man who wouldn't touch her but would turn her life upside-down. 
Katherine Horne is perfectly content being in the background. All she wants is to graduate and get out of the town she's grown to loathe. She'd do anything to avoid confrontation but when she finds herself in increasingly humiliating situations, she realizes some things can't be ignored. Especially when it comes to bullying. 
With their carefully planned futures unraveling, Kat and Alissa will come to realize the bond of their friendship will be tested... and might not make it through intact.

This is book 1 in a 3 part series.

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Things you don’t know about Evelyne:
1. Her favorite movie is “So I Married an Axe Murder.”
2. She can sing every song, word-for-word on Adam Lambert’s first album.
3. Monsoon storms and winter drizzles help inspire her writing.
4. Football is her favorite sport even though the Cowboys have not had a good season in a really long time.
5. She loves school and would become a professional college student if it weren’t so expensive.
6. She tries hard to be funny but most of the time is the only one in the room laughing.
7. People watching and giving relationship advice is her favorite past time.
8. What she wants to be when she grows up is still an unanswered question.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely

I have read a few of Lauren Blakely's books, and have loved them all so far. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of her latest work "The Thrill of It", in the email I received it said to keep an open mind because this book was different from the other books that she has written. Boy, oh boy was that right! This book is so intense from the very beginning! I must admit I was a little confused as to what Harley's problem was, but as I continued to read I figured it out. It is a very intense, drama filled book, unlike anything that Lauren has written before, but I could not get enough of it!

This book tells the story of Harley and Trey, both have had a troubled past and are trying to move on from it, while trying to fight their demons they find one another and in each other find what they are looking for. Neither of them are proud of their past, or proud of the person that they have become but together they begin to try and battle those demons from the past that won't let them fully recover. Harley and Trey are plagued by shame, fears and insecurities. No matter how hard they try to leave the past behind them, it seems to find a way to pop up into their present lives and become a burden once again. This story is told from both points of views, which I believe is necessary to fully understand both of these characters troubled past. We see each character struggle with their inner demons and fighting through their fears. But we also see how supportive and caring they are towards one another, how they see each other as being strong and capable of changing and improving even if they don't feel that way about themselves.

Throughout this story I could feel the characters emotions, the connection that they formed with one another. Harley opens up to Trey and shows him the real Harley, one that almost no one has seen. Trey sees how open Harley is to him, and he wants to do the same, but can't seem to talk to her about the one topic that has brought him the most pain. Throughout the book we see them try to overcome their past. Get rid of those demons from their lives and start over once again. Many secrets are uncovered throughout the book, secrets that tear relationships apart but also create stronger ones.

This is not only a story about two people falling in love, but also about two people who face their past and come to terms with their present, having hope for a better future with one another.

This book is a lot darker and intense than your typical Lauren Blakely book, it was filled with emotion and angst. The struggles that Harley and Trey went through to try to be better people was felt in this book. I found myself rooting for their happiness, hoping that somehow they would free themselves from the past that was holding them hostage. At times I would want to scream at them for the choices that they made, but ultimately these choices led them to finally finding the strength in themselves to break free. At times I wanted to be pissed off at the characters, to hate them, but then they would find a way to redeem themselves to me. I still kind of hate some of the characters but then again, they were written to be disliked. Overall I highly enjoyed this new side of Lauren Blakely, and I cannot wait for the next book. I want more of Harley and Trey's story!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Supernatural Six boxed set

I was contacted by one of the authors from this box set to do a promo post on my Blog Facebook Page and if I would be interested in writing a review for it as well. My favorite genre of books is and has always been romance books. I rarely ever go off and read paranormal, suspense or any other type of  genre except for the occasional non-fiction book. But lately I've been opening up to reading other types of books. I've written up a couple of reviews for suspense, and mystery novels so I decided to say yes to this book set. I enjoyed this set a lot! It was very different from everything I normally read, but very fun.

This set seems to be more focused on teenagers, maybe young adults then for adults. It is not as gory or explicit as other books that I have read. I will not be reviewing all of the books because then this would be a never ending review, but will say I think that I have found a few new authors that I will be looking into.
Every single on of these stories caught my attention, and kept me intrigued as to what was going to happen. At $0.99 this set is such a steal! If you're a paranormal lover I would say go and grab yourself a copy!

Taming The Boy Next Door Promo Tour

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Caleb Allen was your typical boy next door.  Growing up in a prestigious suburb of Los Angeles, he lived a life most only dreamed about.  As one of the original Moretti men, he caught the eye of countless women with his clean cut good looks and chivalry.  But behind closed doors, he commanded attention, becoming a dominant force that was anything but timid.
After a misunderstanding that jeopardized the wellbeing of the group and a near fatal accident that nearly cost him his best friend, Mark Moretti, Caleb was determined to become the loyal and devoted man he had been in the past.  The minute Dr. Jena Turner stepped from the ICU with news of Mark’s condition, Caleb’s world spun off its axis.  Several chance encounters only deepened his desire to make her his. He longed to prove that the life he preferred was one of pleasure and passion. 
But, Jena Turner has a secret that haunts her.  Hiding from her past, a simple moment in the heat of passion sends her running in fear.  An unlikely confidant can either push her back into Caleb’s arms or give him a taste of his own medicine.  Can Jena step into a lifestyle that reminded her of the darkest day of her past? 
Broken and defeated, Caleb questions everything he knows about love.  Can he prove to Jena that love is worth the risk or will he watch her walk out of his life forever? 
Taming the Boy Next Door is the third novel in the Moretti Novels by MJ Carnal.
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MJ Carnal lives in Lexington, South Carolina with her husband, gorgeous daughter and two loving and super furry dogs.  She spends her days in the world of neurosurgery but her nights in a world she creates on paper.  When she isn’t writing, you can find her watching episodes of The Walking Dead with her hubby, having tea parties with Princess Caroline, Singing karaoke for anyone that will listen and reading just about anything she can get her hands on.  The Moretti Novels are her first published novels.  Taming the Bachelor (6/13), Taming the Playboy (8/13), Taming the Boy Next Door (11/13), Taming Casanova (2/14) and Untamed (5/14)
She loves to hear from fans, fellow writers and book lovers.  Find her online at,, or on Twitter @mjcarnalauthor. 
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Taming the Boy Next Door by MJ Carnal

I was so excited to get an ARC copy of the next installment of the Moretti Novels. MJ Carnal once again amazed me with her great writing. It seems as if each book get more and more intense and amazing. The way that she w as able to write such steamy scenes, but also such precious and emotional ones. I was happy one time, then in tears another. The Moretti Novels have quickly moved up on my list of favorite series!

In the first two novels we got to know Caleb a little. I must admit, he seemed like that jerk type, sure he sounded hot and all that but not really that type of guy that girls took seriously. Well, I must say he proved me wrong in this book!! He is handsome and one of the best friends that anyone could ask for. He is known as being a lady's man (which almost all of the guys are known to be) but he is also known to be wild and crazy at times. In the previous book he meets Dr. Jena Turner who saves Mark Moretti's life. 

This doctor not only saves Caleb's best friends life, but also catches his attention. He tries to keep his feelings at bay, being known as one who mostly has one night stands. But as time passes he can't seem to get her out of his head

Jena is a young doctor, she's spend much of her time in the hospital focused on work. She has not dated much, but falls for Caleb. She has a dark secret that she has kept hidden for so long, one that haunts her. But Caleb slowly gets her to open up and bring out a side of Jena that no one has ever seen. I loved their relationship, and how different it was from the other ones. Caleb also shows her a side of him that no one has seen. WOW, oh wow the steamy, hot scenes in this book are amazing!!

This book is AMAZING!!! So hot,steamy but so emotional as well! But I do suggest you read the previous two books before starting this one so that you fully understand this book. I cannot wait for the next book. I am sure it will be just as great if not even more!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Broken by Kelly Elliott

My, oh my. I must say, Kelly Elliott has done it once again! She always seems to amaze me at just how amazing her books are. I have been in love with her writing ever since I read "Wanted" and have read every book since! I saw that this book was finally out on amazon and on e I had my copy not even my dead kindle could stop me from reading it! Lol. I got the book onto phone and dived right it. Just like all of her other books this one is full of hot steamy scenes as well as many sweet swoon worthy scenes. Having Gary on the cover was perfect, as things that Layton said made me think of him. Even if Gary is the perfect Gunner, he could be a Layton as well hahaha. Reading this book made me fall in love with Kelly Elliott even more! I am an even bigger fan of hers and cannot wait to read her next books!

This book starts off with us meeting Whitley Reynolds, a sweet loving girl. She comes from a well off family. She moves to New York following her boyfriend after graduating high school. After moving with him she discovers a side of him she's never seem before. And after months of dealing with it, she decides she's had enough and decides to leave him and move away to a small town far away with her best friend. 

Layton Morris has not had an easy life. He's had obstacle after obstacle put in his life. It seems as if every one that he loves and cares for ends up leaving him. His mother died of cancer when he was young. Shortly afterwards his dad abandoned him and his older brother. They struggled to survive with just one another. Now years later Layton has to learn to survive on his own after losing his brother and having his heart broken by the one he loved. 

Layton and Whitney meet. And instantly I loved their back and forth banter that they had going on. You could see how from the beginning they had this easiness around one another. Whitney had just moved to town and Layton became her knight who rescued her when her car broke down. I loved seeing how they both struggled with their feelings. They are both hurt people, who have but up walls to protect themselves from being hurt once again. But they break those down and let each other in. Slowly this relationship blossoms and I love how much Layton wants to protect Whitney and how much he cares for her. And oh my god! The sex scenes!! They are HOT AND STEAMY!! Damn! I loved this couple so much!! How they were broken souls that found one another and helped each other heal! But once things seem to be going great, someone from the past comes to shake it all up. Whitney's ex enters the picture. Will Layton and Whitney be able to get past this or will this damaged their relationship?

Apart from this great love story we also get to see the wonderful relationships these two have with their family and friends. Courtney, Whitney's best friend is truly the best friend anyone could ask for. She is always there for Whitney and even moves across the country to be there for her. Then there is Reed, Layton's best friend, he helps him out at his ranch and is also there for him whenever he needs him. There is also Jen and Kate, Layton's sister in law and niece. The way that Layton cares for them is just so sweet! Throughout the book we see all these other friendships and relationships bloom. The one between Reed and Courtney is a very interesting one, I can't wait to read more about it. 

This book is seriously a MUST READ!! Drop everything you are doing, any other book you are reading and go grab yourself a copy of it NOW!! 

COVER REVEAL: Forever in France by Georgie Summer

Title: Forever in France
Author: Georgie Summer
Genre: Erotica
Publication Date: November 2013

And he’s back…

Returning to the ranch to take up her position as nanny to the adorable Mathew and of course not forgetting the other exclusive side-line perks that come with the job either, Lexi thinks her life is just about perfect…but not quite.

It’s not even the fact that her boss Max is still his cocky, self-assured, cold assed self either and the sex alone, which is as amazing as ever, is incentive enough to stay…no, it’s the other little surprises that completely rock her world and have Lexi seriously wondering where her life is truly meant to be…

Can she accept everything as it is and not want more?

Sex on legs Max still refuses to admit to himself, let alone anyone else that his blurty, filter-less employee could actually mean more to him than he had ever hoped to feel for anyone again. He is happy with their arrangement and for things to carry on as they were, after-all why wouldn’t he?

He’s getting all the mind-blowing sex he could ever want without the added complication of ‘feelings’ being a requirement, so why change it? Besides, hadn’t he already changed so many of his ways and rules to accommodate her as it was…

Is it too late for either of them to work it out and find their happily ever after or are some things best being put down to experience and left well alone?

Hi everyone,

I am the accidental author of the 5 Star reviewed 'Steps series' and 'Flip-Flops in France' and brought you the mouth watering Mr Zane Fitzgerald, hot alpha horse breeder Max and I mustn't forget 'Man On!' with sexy football coach Spencer.

In just over 3 months I have released 6 erotic romance novels and considering that I never intended to publish at all, it has been quite a journey.

Being an Indie author is so much harder than I could have ever imagined but is also very rewarding when you get such amazing feedback from readers.

I am very fortunate to have some amazing supporters, readers and friends and their continued encouragement is amazing and I love each and every one of them. xx

Monday, November 18, 2013

Billionaire Bad Boys of Romance Boxed Set (10 Book Bundle)

I was contacted by one of the authors of this great boxed set with the offer of an ARC copy to review and do a promo for it. I was ecstatic to do so, I mean who doesn't love a good bad boy..and even better a BILLIONAIRE bad boy! I sped through this book, staying up most of the night not being able to put it down until I finished it. This is a 10 book bundle so I won't review every single one of them but my top 3 favorite ones. Make sure you head on over and get yourself a copy of this amazing bundle set!!!

The Billionaire's Muse By Ava Lore
This is the first book in the set and by far the longest one. As this story start off we meet Sadie who is working in an auction event. During this event she accidentally destroys a priceless vase set to be auctioned off, and donated by billionaire Malcom Ward. He is a little eccentric, wanting the world to see him as crazy. He comes up with a unique way of getting payment for the broken vase. As Sadie gets to know Malcom more, she sees the real him, is it someone who she truly wants to be involved with?

This book kept me guessing and wondering what would happen next! So much mystery involved. I loved seeing how much Sadie tried and worked on getting past the BS that he put her through. This book kept me on my toes throughout it

The CEO and the Girl from the Coffee Shop by Terry Towers

This was probably my favorite one in the bundle, I love these type of stories especially with the alternating POV's. Beth has been flirting with the gorgeous businessman Gabriel. After some flirting and talking he makes her an offer she can't refuse. But will this offer work out, will she be able to fight off that strong attraction to him?
 This book was very fun to read. I enjoyed how much Beth trusted Gabriel and how he wasn't scared to show his true emotions and feelings to Beth. I will definitely be looking at more books by this author

Trapped into a Marriage by Dez Burke


 My favorite books are those that have alternating POV's because I enjoy reading what both characters are going through and seeing things from both of their perspectives. Keyonna was a fun character to read about, she was very focused in a way, and didn't run off and do crazy things when things were going wrong. Nick was great, never giving up on proving to Keyonna his true feelings for her. I loved loved loved this one! It was just so great!

SNEAK PEAK: The Lovely Dog by LM Langley

The Lovely Dog
Sneak Peek
By LM Langley

Chapter 1

The blonde girl tilted her head, mirroring the dog’s expression. She smiled. “Stupid dog. Come here.”
The dog wagged her tail as she approached the girl’s outstretched arms. The girl stroked the black fur on the dog’s head, still smiling. “Who’s the best puppy? Who’s the best puppy?”
Are you still playing with that stupid dog, Angie?” Ellen said as she walked in the room.
She’s not a stupid dog,” sniggered the blonde, “And I don’t understand why we can’t keep her.”
Ellen rolled her eyes. “It’s in our lease agreement. We can’t have pets. Not even birds. You should know, you did read it, right?”
It can be our little secret. Isn’t that right, Tulip?” She was addressing the dog instead of her roommate. Ellen cleared her throat. “Come on, even a stuck-up like you has to admit that she’s beautiful.”
Ellen sighed, smiling. “Okay. She’s pretty gorgeous. But you can’t just keep a dog off the street. She may have… I don’t know, rabies. Or fleas. She probably has fleas. Now we have fleas.”
Don’t listen to Ellen, Tulip,” Angie said, stroking behind the dog’s floppy ears.
And that’s another thing. You can’t just name the dog! You have to like, take her to a shelter, see if she has been microchipped or something. Someone is missing their dog, you know.” Ellen sat down on the floor next to Angie, holding a mug in her hands. “Although I do wonder why she doesn’t have a collar. She’s too well-kept to be a street dog.”
You think so? Hm.” Angie stopped stroking the dog, performing a thorough examination. Her fur and nails had been trimmed. She pushed the dog’s mouth back and looked at her teeth. “Yeah. I think you have a point. I think I’ll post her photos on craigslist or something.”
Soon. Stop looking at me like that, I will!” Angie’s phone alarm rang. She closed her eyes and sighed. “Fuck.”
What’s up?”
I have an appointment with a client that I completely forgot about,” Angie said, as she checked her phone to make sure that she was right. “And I need to go, pretty much now. Can you look after Tulip until I come back?”
I –“
Come on, Helena! You can do it! Pretty please?!”
Ellen rolled her eyes at her roommate. “Okay, but if you call me Helena again, I will sic her on you. Kill, Tulip, kill!”
Tulip barked, spinning around in a circle and happy at the attention she was receiving. The girls laughed while they watched her. Angie cleared her throat. “See? You love her, too.”
Shut up. Don’t you have to go?”
Angie made a face at her as she picked herself up from the floor and brushed the fur off her clothes. She walked towards the door, picking her keys off the counter and said one last good-bye before opening and closing the door behind her. Ellen groaned, lying back on the floor. What was she going to do with a dog? It seemed to want to play, and she had things to do. Ellen stared at her for a few seconds. “Okay, dog. I have a dissertation to work on, and I need you to behave, got it?”
The dog wagged her tail and looked at Ellen. “You can come with me, but you have to be quiet, okay?”
She wagged her tail again. Ellen put her mug on the carpeted floor, running her hands over the dog’s fur and sitting up slowly. A hissing noise came out of the air vent near the lamp, next to the television. The dog glanced that way uncertainly, and then looked back at Ellen. “It’s just the air conditioning. You know, to make the place livable so that no one suffocates. It is so hot outside.”
The dog stuck her tongue out. Ellen rolled her eyes. “Right,” She got up and walked towards her bedroom. The dog followed her closely, and Ellen couldn’t help but crack a smile. The dog walk alongside her and watched as she pulled out her notes and her books, opening her laptop. The wagging tail was starting to distract the girl. “Okay, sit.”
The dog did as she was told. Ellen’s smile widened. “Good girl.” She reached behind her computer screen and grabbed a half open granola bar. “I guess you can have this.”
After watching her eat, she turned her back and opened up her first draft. Who knew a dissertation could sound that stupid, she thought, as she reread the last chapter. All her words looked wrong. The dog circled around herself a few times, before lying down on the floor. Ellen sighed, sitting back. “What do you want?”
She looked at the book next to her, glancing at the small words on the yellowed paper. Grimacing, she started to stack some papers together. She yelped as the paper made a small mark in the webbing between her fingers and her thumb. She instantly brought her hand to her mouth, swearing as she did so. Her words echoed inside the walls. Ellen tried not to shudder, giving in to the urge once she heard a creak below her. “New house noises,” She told the dog. The dog tilted her head. “They’re horrible, right? You obviously agree.”
She sat back up and started to type something. C-H-A-P-T-
Did you hear that?” She said, turning to the dog. A loud noise came from beneath. This time, it wasn’t creaking, it was something else. Like a boiler settling. A boiler? She didn’t remember seeing a boiler when they had first toured around the place, a young guy in a white shirt and black trousers showing them every nook and cranny of the home. He had made them sound lovely, of course, saying that the home had a really charming and rustic feel to it. He hadn’t been wrong. And he hadn’t mentioned a boiler – but she had taken hot showers in the house, so there had to be one. Ellen brushed her long brown hair back. “I think we have to go find the boiler, doggy. Screw this dissertation shit. I have a mystery to solve.”
She stretched before she got up, and enjoyed the smell of mango and candle wax that permeated every area around her. Behind the kitchen, there was a small door leading to a utility room with a set of stairs that went down to the basement. “I guess the boiler is in here,” Ellen said, stepping onto the pile of dirty clothes that had already accumulated behind the closed door. She looked around, setting her eyes on the shiny fuse box.
Ellen opened the door, peaking into the downstairs. It smelled like bleacher and stale lime, like their cleaning had not gotten rid of the dust that permeated the space. She covered her nose, trying not to cough. Her eyes filled with water. “Should have taken an anti-allergen,” She muttered under her breath. She flicked the light and started to descend the stairs. They creaked under her weight. The dog went further ahead of her, her tail in the air, wiggling so fast Ellen could hardly see it. Ellen spoke with the back of her hand pressed against her face, her eyes still full of tears. “Calm down, Jesus. It’s just a basement.”
As if on cue, the dog started to leap down the stairs instead of walking. “If you want to shred my ninth grade journal, you are more than welcome to,” Ellen groaned. “Fuck, why is it so dusty in here?”
The dog was running around the corner of the room. Ellen walked up to it, glancing around to see if she could find a small door or even an indication that the house shared the boiler with the home next door. “Maybe the noise wasn’t anything.”
A creaking response bounced off the concrete basement walls. This time, she could feel the floor vibrating under her. She mumbled something and got down on her knees. The dog towered over her. Ellen could see her unmoving paws, her tail sweeping the dust from side to side. The girl swallowed; her saliva heavy and speckled scratching against the walls of her neck. She held back a cough, holding her breath. Maybe it wasn’t anything. She started to kneel up when she heard it again. One of her arms still on the floor; she tried to crawl to where the noise was coming from. She had dragged herself about two inches before she heard a softer noise behind her. It sounded like somebody gently closing a door when they didn’t want to wake up a toddler. Ellen started to turn her head around, suddenly realizing that the dog had stay put where she was before. She had barely turned her face to look behind her when she saw a shadow on the wall from the corner of her eye. Something towered over her. Ellen tried to turn around, putting her weight on her elbows and barely managing to get up, hearing her heartbeat behind her ears. A loud noise, a tingle that turned into pain that shot down from the top of her head to the bottom of her spine, and she tumbled over like a ragdoll onto the concrete floor, tasting the dust and the blood from biting her tongue. One last flash of light, the dog in front of her. And a happy bark.
Ellen’s eyelids felt like heavy curtains as she battled to open them. The light shining through her eyelashes was blinding. She felt wet sandpaper stroking her limp hand, her fingers twitching. Against her dry tongue, she felt thick cloth, her mouth propped open with something downy. The sides of her lips had little cracks in it from the way her mouth was positioned. She swirled her tongue around the material – was it a sock? Was there a sock in her mouth? – trying to spit it out. She brought up her hand to her face, her shoulder being pulled back by the restraints that were enveloping her. Her eyebrows furrowed, she looked back. There was nothing but darkness. She was tied to one of the beams. Her shoulders burned. Her muffled groan echoed in her ears.
The basement’s dim yellow light bounced off the bright white balls and the concrete ceiling. Ellen saw an elongated shadow standing behind her. The dog was sitting in front of her, wagging her tail back and forth, dust particles climbing to her dark fur.
Ellen tried to keep her breathing in check. All she could hear was the swish swish swish from the tail on the concrete. She tried to slow down her breathing.
She heard a noise from behind her and tried to turn her head, her restrains making it impossible.
It sounded like slow steps. His voice was raspy, too slow, once he finally spoke. “Hello, beautiful.”

Chapter 2

Ellen tried to move. Her restraints were burning against her skin. She tried to say something, but the sock – it was definitely a sock, she thought – prevented her from being able to articulate her thoughts. A searing pain shot through her spine. Ellen looked down, noticing that she was kneeling. Her legs were positioned on each side of the beam she was tied to.
What do you want?” She tried to say. She heard her words, incomprehensible.
Calm down,” The voice demanded. He was still behind her. He was now sitting. She could see his shadow, cross legged, his arms dangling in front of him. “I’m not going to hurt you. I just want to talk.”
Ellen focused on the noise the dog was making with her tail.
You shouldn’t scream, you know. We are in a basement and the door is closed. Nobody is going to hear you if you do, but I may have to take – precautionary measures.”
Ellen blinked. Her eyes, still filled with water from the dust, stung. The feeling of salty water sliding slowly down her cheeks and winding up in the cracks of her lips made her want to squirm. She stayed put. Blinking. Waiting.
The male cleared his throat. “I’m going to take off the gag now, okay, Ellen?”
The girl nodded, staring at his shadow and attempting to lick her teeth, meeting her tongue with the dry sock instead. The man reached over and yanked the sock out of her mouth. Ellen coughed, spitting out dust and fluff from the material. Her cough made her entire body shake. The dog lied down at her feet, her tail still moving from side to side. She licked the sides of her lips, shuddering at the coppery taste of her blood. She took a deep breath and bit her lower lip.
Good. You know how to follow directions. I like that in a woman.”
Ellen looked at the dog. Her eyes were closed and her ears were perked up. The girl tried not to groan.
To be honest, I was kind of looking forward to seeing your roommate, Angie. You’re not too bad yourself, though. I wouldn’t want you to get jealous.” He laughed, throwing his head back. She watched the shadow shake. Her knees hurt. “Tell me, how do you know each other?”
Ellen opened her mouth, trying to speak. Instead of being able to form words, she heard herself croak, far away. The man shook his head. “Are you thirsty?”
Yeah,” Ellen said.
Here you go.” The man handed her a bottle of water. She stared at it.
He laughed again. “Of course. What an idiot I am.” He twisted the lid off and placed it on her mouth. She swallowed, streams of water falling down the sides of her mouth and onto her red top. She closed her eyes as the man spoke again, holding the bottle against firmly against her lips. “You see, I have a thing for blondes. I mean, I like pretty girls, but call me boring – there is something about a blonde bombshell looks that drives me wild.”
The water burned a hole in her chest. She turned her face away from the bottle, coughing.
Huh. I thought you were a polite girl. Maybe I was wrong about you.”
Ellen sighed. Her words felt like metal whips on her throat. “I’m sorry. Thank you for the water.”
He laughed again. “I knew you were polite. I really hate disrespectful women. I was worried I couldn’t be nice to you anymore, Ellen. I know you must be a little confused right now, but I assure you, I only have the best intentions.”
Ellen closed her eyes.
I am going to ask you a series of questions. Some of them, I will know the answer to. Some of them, I won’t. You won’t know which ones I know about and which ones I don’t. If you are going to lie to me, I will be a lot less pleasant than I am being right now. You’re a smart girl, right? So you know what I’m talking about?”
Ellen nodded. The man cleared his throat. “You need to use your words, Ellen.”
Yes,” Ellen replied.
Good. So how long have you known Angie for?”
Ellen cleared her throat. “Like, two years.”
Do you remember when you met?” The man said.
At school. Through a friend.” She said, staring ahead, trying to make out his features. She thought he was wearing a hat, although she couldn’t be sure. The woman cleared her throat before she spoke again. “Why don’t you come and talk to me face to face?”
He laughed. It sent a jilt down her spine. It was so ordinary, it was almost like she had heard it before when she was walking down the street or shopping for groceries. She might have even smiled to herself. She might have even called it infectious. “How stupid do you think I am?”
Ellen rolled her eyes. “Well, you said you were being nice. I’m terrible at talking to people I’m not looking at. I don’t even know your name.”
My name?”
Yes. You know me. You know Angie. You just said you know stuff about us and that you will know when I’m lying to you, but how am I supposed to know you are telling the truth? Am I just supposed to trust you?”
He grabbed a strand of her long hair, twirled it around his finger and gave it a pull. There was a hint of a smile in his voice when he spoke. “I guess I underestimated just how smart you actually are.”
Ellen licked the undersides of her teeth, twirling her tongue and jamming it inside the space between her teeth. She tried to move her fingers, still bound behind her. She focused on her breathing, leaving her head steady on her neck, staring straight ahead. He sighed. “You can call me Kay.”
Okay,” Ellen replied.
So you’re studying to get your master’s in Fine Arts?”
No,” Ellen said. “It’s a Bachelor’s. It’s not an MFA. I’m getting a Bachelor of Arts in English.”
You twat, she added mentally.
Right. Smart. Like I thought. And Angie has an event planning company?”
Yeah,” Ellen said, trying to put her index finger through the rope. “She is an event planner. It’s not just weddings, though.”
Yeah. Why don’t you tell me about Angie, Ellen?”
What do you want to know?” A bit of her nail got caught on the rope. It stung like hell. Ellen bit her lip, taking in a sharp intake of breath, trying not to wince. “She’s nice. We’ve been roommates since last year.”
Okay. What shampoo does she use?”
Ellen swallowed. Her saliva felt like tiny pebbles. “I don’t know. Suave, I think. We’ve never shared a bathroom.”
Kay tilted his head. He tapped on the floor and let out some air through his nose. “I don’t like being lied to, Ellen.”
Why would I lie about something like that? When we lived in the other apartment, she had an en-suite and I didn’t,” Ellen tilted her head, unable to brush the hair off her face. One strand of thin reddish brown hair tickled her nostril. “So we have never had to, no.”
The man was quiet for a few seconds. Ellen stared at his shadow, at the tapping of his fingers on the floor. “Tell me, Ellen,” He finally spoke up, pressing one stubby finger to her face and using it to trace her features. “What good are you if you can’t answer my questions?”
The outlines out of his fingers made white marks on her skin. She groaned, jerking her head back and hitting the beam she was sitting on with the back of her head. She swore as the pain spread from the back of her head down to her spine.
The man chuckled again. It made her nauseous. “I guess you’re good for some comic relief,” He said, putting his hand on the back of her head, where she had hit her head. “But that won’t do. I have gone through all this effort and I certainly expect – well, something – to come from it. I’m sure that you understand.”
Ellen blinked. He snapped his fingers in front of her face, close to her nose. Ellen shut her eyes. “I fucking hate being ignored,” Kay said. “It’s one of my least favorite things.”
The girl swallowed. “Sorry. Yes, I understand.”
Good. Good,” He added, his foot now tapping the floor. He had spread out a bit, and she could see the bottom of his leg from where she was now. He was wearing tall black boots and denim trousers. The bottoms of his jeans were scuffed. The laces of his boots were brown. The laces were worn away too, jagged around the edges, the bit at the end hanging off by a thread. The hair at the back of her neck stood up at the sound of his voice. “So is there anything you can tell me about her that is useful?”
Ellen tried to think. The swish swish swish sound, kicking dust up in the air, along with the slow tapping from the man, filled up her mind. Images flashed of the worst things that could happen to her in the situation. He had been remarkably polite so far, but what did that mean when he had her tied up? Ellen licked her lips, feeling tiny specs of dry skin on her taste buds. “She likes flowers.”
Yes, flowers. She loves – not just flowers, plants, too.”
The man cleared his throat. “I didn’t see any flowers in your house.”
Her eyes were closed so tightly the space next to her eyebrows hurt. “Right. I’m incredibly allergic to most things. Including dust and pollen. She doesn’t think fake flowers look nice, so we don’t have any.”
Right,” Kay replied. “I didn’t know about this. Why should I believe you?”
There are plants. Outside. They weren’t there before, they are all Angie’s. She was looking into buying an indoor wall garden until I talked her out of it,” Ellen replied. “That – there are all sorts of them. It’s her favorite part of event planning, picking out the flowers.”
Flowers. Huh.” Kay replied. Ellen nodded, barely able to feel her legs, still pinned under her. “What are her favorite flowers?”
I don’t know. Orchids, I think.”
He grabbed her by the hair, pulling her face close to him. Her head felt like it was about to snap from her neck. “Do you think I’m stupid?”
N-no,” She answered in a thin voice. “I just, I don’t know which type of orchid. She has told me before, but flowers really aren’t my thing.”
He let her hair go, letting her bounce back to her starting position. Every one of her limbs stung. Her feet protested for air, pins and needles spreading up to her ankles and all through her leg. She could see the man’s shadow look at his hand, strands of thin hair poking out through the webbing between his fingers. He brushed it off with his other hand. She watched as strands of her long hair fell to the floor. The dog perked her face up, her eyes following the man’s hand motions. Ellen tried to motion to the dog with her, tilting her head slightly towards Kay. The dog looked at her for a few seconds, putting her paws on the floor in front of her snout as if she was about to get up and glancing at Kay. Ellen saw his shadow hold out his arm. The dog lied back down, curling onto herself.
Kay turned to look at Ellen. She could feel his breathing on her neck. “What else can you tell me about her?”
I don’t –“
A noise from upstairs made them both look up. “Be quiet,” He said, getting close to her and whispering in her ear, holding her shoulder down and digging his short wide fingers into her skinny elbow.
Angie put her bag and the cups on the kitchen counter, throwing her keys on as an afterthought. She took her phone out of her pocket, removed her headphones from her ears and started to wrap them up around her palm. “Are you studying? I brought you a pumpkin latte. That meeting was a bust.”
She walked towards Ellen’s room and tapped on the half-open door. “Ellen? This is going to get cold! Are you in the bathroom?”
Angie rolled her eyes, then frowned. “Huh. Tulip! Tulip! Dog! Street Dog!” She called out. She didn’t hear anything. Shrugging her shoulders, she went back to the kitchen and grabbed her drink from the counter.
Angie!” She heard Ellen say. Her voice sounded strained. “Angie!”
Angieee!” Her roommate said in a singsongy voice. “I’m kind of stuck down here. I need your help.”
The man chuckled, his hands still around her Ellen’s neck. “Nice touch, Ellen. I like you. You’re funny.”