Monday, September 28, 2015

ARC Review: Sinner's Steel by Sarah Castille

The Sinner's Tribe MC is back with the most enigmatic of their members finally getting his story told. Zane has always been derisive about love and in this sexy second chance romance, we find out his history at last!

Sarah Castille has written another fast paced and gritty story featurinng Evie, a single mom who has been in love with Zane since she was a teenager. Best friends as kids, Evie, Zane, and Jagger were just heading towards making the decisions that would shape their adulthood. Jagger was going into service; Evie was soon heading to college but was a little younger than the boys; Zane only knew he didn't want to follow in his father's criminal footsteps and he wanted to be with Evie. The best night of Zane's life turned into the worst as he won and lost Evie in a matter of hours. When he went back for her, it looked like she had moved on.

Meanwhile, Zane is the only man Evie ever loved, and seeing him so many years after waiting for him to come back to their hometown was jarring to say the least. Now that they are in the same city, Zane has decided that she is his, which is complicated because she is kind of dating Viper, the President of their arch nemesis MC.

I basically read this in one sitting. Between the secrets, lies, and sexy times, I soaked it up and went back back for more!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Empire is Back!

Cookie and crew on #Empire showed up and showed out last night! Go to Heroes and Heartbreakers to check out my recap!

They even have to laugh at themselves!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

ARC Review: To The Moon and Back by Jocelyn Han

This book is also known as Fly You to the Moon, so if you think the premise sounds familiar, that may be why. In the not so distant future, Ava is sent to the moon to live with Nicholas, her "uncle" on paper but not by blood. Although she is technically an adult, she is considered a ward of Nicholas under his Elite status until she is at least 21. Ava was expecting a old stuffy fogie, but she got the much younger and hotter Nicholas who more carefully follows her deceased father's belief system that the Elite class aren't better than anyone else.

This short and sweet erotic novella introduces us to this futuristic world of classism and interstellar travel. Ava and Nicholas' story takes the stepbrother trope in a new and sexy direction. They have amazing chemistry, and everyone around them can see the sparks fly. When they finally succumb, the pages catch fire! A hot read that is the start of a new series - good news considering the world this story is set in and the great characters we were introduced to.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin Review and Blog Tour!

It's my stop on the Bad Romance Blog Tour! See below for an exclusive giveaway and review!

A Stepbrother Novel
Jen McLaughlin
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In this explosive novel from bestselling author Jen McLaughlin, a good girl falls for the ultimate bad boy: her stepbrother. Perfect for fans of Sabrina Paige, Caitlin Daire, and Krista Lakes, Bad Romance proves that passion can be so wrong it’s right.

Seven years in the army will change a guy. But after a shoulder wound ends his career as a sniper, Jackson Worthington finds himself back home, fighting a battle that’s all too familiar: keeping his hands off Lily Hastings. She’s still her rich daddy’s little angel, innocent, impossibly lovely, as squeaky-clean as Jackson is dirty. And she’s still his stepsister—forbidden but not forgotten, not after the soul-melting kiss that got him kicked out of the house at eighteen. He couldn’t resist her then. How the hell can he resist her now?

Lily is about to marry a man she doesn’t love, and commit to a high-stress job she hates, all to please the father who controls every waking moment of her life. On top of everything, her teenage crush is back, with a sleek, chiseled body and a trace of the rebellious boy whose lips sealed her fate. Jackson’s timing couldn’t be worse . . . or better. Because Lily’s all grown up, too. She’s aching for another taste. And for the first time, she’s ready to be a bad girl.

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Miss Boxy Frown's Review

Bad Romance is a sexy stepbrother romance about Lily, a young woman who has always does what is expected of her, and Jackson, who left their home as a teenager when he wouldn't do the same.  Seven years later their bittersweet beginnings have not been forgotten as Jackson returns home and encounters an older, sexier Lily. Both adults with responsibilities, the repercussions of stepsiblings being involved in a small affluent community are many; Lily has a responsibility to her father and plans to marry a man she doesn't love to combine family businesses. However Lily is tired of doing the expected for everyone else. She wants Jackson, and she wants him all for herself.

The chemistry between army man Jackson and society gal Lily is scorching, and always has been. Older, wiser, and with a more mature set of tastes, these two can't stay away even when they try. Sometimes in stepbrother novels the connection is watered down, which then waters down the taboo. However, Jen McLaughlin's Lily and Jackson are a perfect example of what a reader wants to encounter in this sexy trope.  Secret romances are hot, and stepbrothers are even hotter. Jackson's passion for Lily jumps off the page and grabs you by the feels. He isn't just physically attracted, but emotionally as well. Bad Romance is a hot read from cover to cover!

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Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy books with Penguin and Random House. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is also an USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and three cats. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Gypsy Brothers Release Blitz with Exclusive Excerpt!

ALL 7 books in the COMPLETE Gypsy Brothers series are now in ONE SET!  This dark, adrenaline-induced, revenge BIKER series is ONLY $0.99 for one week.
DO NOT miss this epic sale!
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Exclusive Excerpt!
Confucius said, “Before embarking upon a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
I planned to dig seven.

Sometimes I don’t think about it for hours at a time. Sometimes, a whole day will pass, and it’ll be there, under the surface, burning my insides with the brutality of its truth. My truth.
And I’ll get home from my dead-end job in this dead-end fucking town in the asshole of Nebraska, and I’ll have almost made it through a whole day of not thinking about it, about my father and Dornan Ross and his sons.
But then I’ll do something without thinking, like undress to go to bed, or slide under the covers of my bed. And I’ll see the marks they branded on my right hip – seven horizontal lines, each stacked on top of each other, made by casting the blunt edge of a butcher’s knife into fire and then pressing it into my flesh. A line for Dornan Ross and a line for each of his six older sons. Notches on a bedpost. Scarred for a lifetime so that I can never forget. Some are thicker than others, some short and others long, but each one a devastating reminder of everything they took from me that night.
Even if I stay in my stale clothes to avoid seeing my scars, I still can’t escape them. I never sleep well. I toss and turn, fitful and drenched in sweat, awakening from nightmares where they find me and turn the knife to the sharp side. Where they don’t just brand me – they cut me until I am dead, so I won’t talk to the police. I know things, see.  I know things that the police don’t, about purchased alibis and body disposal spots, about too many girls who went missing and too many men who kept too many secrets.
I used to wish every day and every night to forget about my fathers murderer and what he did to us. Not anymore. Now I want to remember every tiny detail so that I can exact my revenge.
Tomorrow is different. Tomorrow is my twenty-first birthday, the day I gain access to my secret inheritance. The several hundred thousand that my father managed to hide before Dornan framed him for the murder of a policeman and his family, a crime that Dornan and his eldest son committed as retribution for a drug bust that almost wiped the club out. It might be dirty money – my father wasn’t above money laundering and drug manufacturing – but it was his money. Dornan managed to seize control of the rest when he enacted his devastating betrayal.
Tomorrow is truly my birthday, for I will become another person. Today my name is Juliette Portland, but tomorrow I will wake up as someone else entirely.
Someone who will bring Dornan Ross and the Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club to their knees.

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My father was most certainly NOT an innocent man. As the leader of the Gypsy Brothers Motorcycle Club, he was guilty of many things. But he died for a crime that he didn’t commit, framed by an enemy within who then stole his club and everything he had ever worked to protect.

Including my innocence.

When Dornan Ross framed my father, he set into motion a series of events that could never be undone. My father was murdered by Dornan Ross and his sons when I was fifteen years old.

Before my father died, Dornan Ross and his sons stole my innocence, branded my skin and in doing so, ensured that their lives would be prematurely cut short. That they would suffer.
I’ve just turned twenty-one, and I’m out for blood. I'm out for revenge.

But I didn't expect to fall for Jase, the youngest brother in the club.

I didn't expect that he would turn my world upside down, yank my heart out of my chest and ride away into the sunset with it.

Now, I'm faced with an impossible choice - Jase, or avenging my fathers death?
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ARC Review: Fire Me Up by Rachael Johns

This is a tantalizing tale about a biker who wants to ditch his one percenter past, starting with his new Aussie tenant, but he ends up taking her to his bed instead.

Billie loves New Orleans and has made her dreams come true by moving there from Australia and opening her gallery, mostly frequented by tourists just off Bourbon street. Recently her landlord (and president of the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club) passed away, and it wasn't long before the sexy and irritating Travis, road name Cash, arrived to tell her he was selling the building, and he was staying there with her until he could sell it. However, the situation ended up a bit more complicated than that, as Travis was named co-owner of the property with the remaining officers of the Deacons of Bourbon Street MC. Travis made a new legitimate name for himself in Florida, and is trying to get out of New Orleans as fast as he can. He has a ton of NOLA baggage and wants to be rid of the city, but between his MC brothers investigating their president's suspected murder and Billie getting under his skin, he may end up taking another look at life choices.

Billie was a great match for Cash; they were the definitive opposites attract couple with her soft hearted but strong willed hippie ways against his either professional polish or alpha gruff biker persona. They had some serious chemistry and heat, and plenty of sexy times. Enjoying this series a lot! Can't wait for more!