If at any time an author can bring out emotions in a reader, they are a success. If they can draw in a reader to feel engaged in the journey of their new book friends, they earn more respect. If an author can leave a reader feeling intrigued, inspired, and even offer healing, they’ve gained a bibliophile fanatic for life. - Shani K. - The Chronicles of an Abibliophobiac.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

New Release! Sugar by Mandy Beck




Title: Sugar
Author: Mandi Beck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 7, 2017



Blurb

Country’s hottest bad boy.

That’s what they call me. My label ate it up until I became “too bad” for the good folks of country music. That’s when Hard Candy Records picked me up and took a chance on me. Probably not their smartest move, but I won’t tell them that. Especially when they’ve assigned me a babysitter to try and keep my ass out of trouble. One smart-mouthed, unimpressed, sexy as homegrown sin, Addy Mae Masterson.

She likes to pretend that she doesn’t like me and I like to let her.

I may have a past that haunts me and she may have a habit of getting attached, but damn if I don’t want to show her just how good this bad boy can be.








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Author Bio

Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.

A wife, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband and boys in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met. 


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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Review: Crane (Lost Valkyries MC #1) by Esther E. Schmidt


I admit it, I tease and torment Esther about when is the next book coming? Feed my addiction I tell her! I’ve read all the books! I.WANT.MORE! She is so patient with my demands and general lunacy and reminds me oh so gently (sarcasm, yeah?) there are some work to be done before she can release another. HA! I’m starting to think she secretly is holding out on us! She whips out this quickie on us and keeps us on the hook! Does she not realize this just will get me to bug her even more? Come on now, I know I’m not the only one! #EliteFanGirlFreaksUnite

With all that humor and teasing aside, onto my review! If you’re a fanatic of her work like a good portion of us you know she is a master storyteller when it comes to her insta love books, dark romance, and MC books. But when she throws all three into one, it's a shock! OH man but what a good shock!

Crane lives by the code of the brotherhood, even though he’s a bit of a nomad. He fights for them, he fights for himself, he does his job well and he plays by his own rules. Those rules can be changed at any moment and they do in the moment he meets Faya. She’s a mark he’s supposed to take out so she won’t testify. But he’s drawn to her and there’s something about her that makes him change more than just those rules.

Faya has lived a life on the wrong side. She knows that eventually everything catches up to you. She’s a fighter though and she’ll fight until she has nothing left in her. She meets Crane and accepts her fate. But what is her fate with him? What does she do now and how does she choose to fight?

This is a super quickie full of angst, dark and dirty reality and the best kind of insta love….raw and hot! Esther never fails to impress me with her abilities to spin a good story. She’s an author you need to catch up with and watch for! 






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Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: Pokey ( Areion Fury #5) by Esther E. Schmidt


Be prepared when you read this book to ride that emotional roller coaster that Esther seems to take us on with each book. For me, this book hit every loop, curve, and dip possible on that coaster. There were a few times where I thought I might just fall off it from exhaustion and shock alone! Yes, I may be dramatic, but it's the truth.

Pokey is the guy everyone looks at differently. Everyone sees him as a goof, a slacker in emotions in some ways, and awkward. What they don’t see though is the man beneath the facade. The one who loves fiercely, is strong to his core, not to mention has hidden talents in that beautiful mind of his! The day he met Orianna, she changed him forever. There one time meeting and subsequent attraction to a solution for her, left them both with more than they bargained for. For Pokey, it was the memories that would grip him. With the help of friends, he figures out a way to prove himself truly worth of her. Only, he doesn’t get the whole truth.

Orianna made a decision that changed her life forever. A chance meeting saved her life and created a mass of memories and then some. She comes from a family that viewed her as an object rather than a person. She wouldn’t settle for being a token pawn in a business strategy set up for her to accept, even if not willingly. That day she met Pokey, changed her forever. Only, it changed even more when she left him behind. A choice she regretted but one that in the end was necessary. She is a fighter who know that she will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves. Even if that means causing even more pain. She’s not who anyone really thinks she is. Like Pokey, she has a deep rooted strength that pulls her through everything.

Once again a chance meeting brings them back together. Pokey finds part of the truth behind her absence and vows to never let her slip by him again. He has to work through a lot of anger, hurt and fury if he wants to do his best by Orianna. She wants to share it all with him, the reason why she left, the hidden pain and the frightening future that grabs them both leaving them breathless.

But within those layers of truths and complexity, brings not only Pokey and Orianna new battles but also for Sico and Everleigh.  I can’t even….the feels….I would need another hour of writing to truly explain in depth how I feel about these four characters! But I can’t do that. Instead I will say this, never judge a book by its cover (literally and figuratively) and take the time to open yourself up to the possibilities of learning, healing and every other emotion you can find.

For me, this book was EVERYTHING I had anticipated and more! Lots more! It’s hands down the best book Esther has written to date. A book I’ll cherish forever because of what she shared in those pages. It takes a strong author to write a characters story that brings such intense emotions from a reader. Especially when you feel like they are real and someone you know. Thank you Esther, for EVERYTHING. The conversations, putting up with my crazy bum and just helping us to connect and bring hope through your work. You truly inspired me with this one. I’ll forever be Team Pokey! :)



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Friday, June 30, 2017

Review: "BREAKING IN: A Bad Boy Romance (Criminally Yours Book 1)" by Mona Moore




If you like the genre of romance mixed with the bit of darkness, then check out this book! Seriously, its a bit different but if you keep an open mind you'll be in for a treat!

Allison is a woman who has been burned and reluctant to trust, let alone give in to her hidden passions. She's dreamed of a man who can take control of her body and give her the bit of kink she needs. She didn't expect for that man to be hiding in her closet.

Blake was sent to prison on a bum charge. The longer he stays there the greater chance his survival will be greatly decreased. He devises a plan that gets him out into society once again. He chooses to enter an empty home to make a quick change. Little does he know that there would be a temptress walking in and throw his master plan into a tail spin.

Holy gravy grandma, the steam is so there! It was refreshing to have characters who gave into their inhibitions in a way. that borders taboo. But if you honestly stop to think about it, how many people have that kind of fantasy? I enjoyed the book and Mona did a good job of adding a twist to the usually predictable plot that can happen with this genre. The only thing I found to be a bit off was maybe some of the descriptions of Blake attributes. Other than that, I found it to be a good book! I'm curious to see how it pans out for them!

My reviews: 

 Amazon Review HERE

Goodreads Review HERE

Connect with the author:

Mona's Amazon Author Page: Mona Moore

Mona's Goodreads Page: Mona Moore

Mona's Facebook Page: Mona Moore





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Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Release: "Sin and Cider" by K. Reese




Sin and Cider by K. Reese


Genre: Contemporary Romance


Cover Designer: Lee Ching of Under Cover Designs


Release Date: May 30, 2017






Synopsis

MacIntosh 

Feeling discontent in the big city and hoping to find what’s missing in her life, MacIntosh Layne decides to go back to her roots. Ready for a refresh, she heads home to her family’s orchard in Tennessee for the summer. What she doesn't count on rediscovering is her attraction to her brother’s charming best friend, Lawson Westbrook. The main star in her dreams growing up, he’s the perfect blend of Southern gentleman and sex in a flannel—rugged, successful, and more handsome than ever. 

Lawson 

Lawson can’t believe Mac Layne is all grown up. No longer the gangly teen who went away to college, she’s all woman now and he’s eager to get reacquainted on a carnal level. As they continue to cross paths and their mutual attraction intensifies, he makes an enticing proposal. 

A Choice Must be Made 

Will Mac give in to the sinful temptation of the temporary arrangement Law is offering? Or will they find something sweeter than the cider they’ve been brewing together? 





Excerpt

Copyright © 2017 by K. Reese
Sin and Cider

Shaking the lust from my mind, I decide to turn my focus to the inside of the barn now that I’ve finished the thankless task of clearing out weeds. I had pulled out some of the rubbish inside already but still have a lot of work to do. I pull one of the doors to the side, the gentle creaking sound washing over me in a wave of nostalgia. I make my way inside and step over dried leaves and debris, each step kicking up a layer of dust. I look ahead and broken slats of wood are on the ground; those must be part of the original roof that was destroyed. I survey the space and take in the old tanks where we used to make cider and the empty jugs, some whole and some broken, lining the walls on shelves covered in cobwebs. When I was a kid this barn was spotless and welcoming, the perfect place to make cider and welcome visitors. Now it looks like an old photograph and not the treasured memory it really is. I take a deep breath and the smells of dust and mold fill my nose instead of crisp apples and warm spices. It’s in this moment I make a promise to myself: I’m going to restore this barn to its former glory.

I pick my way across the worn and dirty hardwood and undo the latch on one of the windows. As soon as it swings open the sweet smell of flowers permeates the air and rays of sunshine filter in, the shafts of light instantly brightening up the room. I open the window on the other side and feel excited about the task at hand. This barn is a dirty penny and just needs to shine again.


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About K. Reese

K. Reese is a contemporary romance author whose debut novel, Sin and Cider, will be published in 2017. In her spare time she likes to read, sleep, eat ice cream, and play with her dogs. She's also an ardent admirer of Tom Hardy and Mr. Darcy.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Blog Tour: "Crash.Burn.Sting" by Alora Kate!

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Title: CRASH BURN STING
Author: Alora Kate
Genre: Paranormal
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SYNOPSIS:
Heaven. Hell.
Good. Evil.
What do you believe in?
Who do you believe in?
The best day of my sad, pathetic life was the day I died.
I’m not a good person.
I want the name Rawson Lorde and all that goes with it to be forgotten on Earth. I deserve to rot in hell and reflect on my own choices for the rest of eternity.
I don’t deserve a happily ever after.
I don’t deserve to be in Heaven.
I don’t deserve a second chance at happiness.
So, imagine my surprise when I find God and the Devil himself fighting over my soul.
They send me back to Earth with Oath, my Guardian Angel (and enormous pain in the ass), to complete some impossible tasks.
I’ve been given a second chance.
A second chance that won’t make a difference.
A second chance I don’t want.
This a full-length, standalone light Paranormal read with a dash of romance.
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Excerpt:
"I'm making you strong."
I sniffed and turned my back on him. Fury, sadness, isolation all coursed through my body. "I'm already strong!" I screamed and fell to the floor, completely exhausted.
Several minutes had passed, and I felt so alone. I opened my eyes and saw His knees before me. "True, Ysabelle," I felt his warm hand tilt my chin up so I could meet his eyes, "But now I'm making you unbreakable," he whispered, like he was finally letting me in on the reason why I’m so damn special to this world.
About The Author:
Alora Kate is a multi-genre author who likes to be bold and original; stepping outside of the box and bringing her readers fresh characters from all parts of life. She’s a mother, college student, photographer, and graphic designer. She resides in northern MN with her son, where she plans to stay for a long time despite the cold winters.
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Friday, May 19, 2017

New Release: Crash.Burn.Sting by Alora Kate

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Title: CRASH BURN STING
Author: Alora Kate
Genre: Paranormal
Release Date: May 19th
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SYNOPSIS:

Heaven. Hell.
Good. Evil.
What do you believe in?
Who do you believe in?
The best day of my sad, pathetic life was the day I died.
I’m not a good person.
I want the name Rawson Lorde and all that goes with it to be forgotten on Earth. I deserve to rot in hell and reflect on my own choices for the rest of eternity.
I don’t deserve a happily ever after.
I don’t deserve to be in Heaven.
I don’t deserve a second chance at happiness.
So, imagine my surprise when I find God and the Devil himself fighting over my soul.
They send me back to Earth with Oath, my Guardian Angel (and enormous pain in the ass), to complete some impossible tasks.
I’ve been given a second chance.
A second chance that won’t make a difference.
A second chance I don’t want.
This a full-length, standalone light Paranormal read with a dash of romance.

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CRASH BURN STING - A light Paranormal read with a dash of romance.


Excerpt:
"I'm making you strong."
I sniffed and turned my back on him. Fury, sadness, isolation all coursed through my body. "I'm already strong!" I screamed and fell to the floor, completely exhausted.
Several minutes had passed, and I felt so alone. I opened my eyes and saw His knees before me. "True, Ysabelle," I felt his warm hand tilt my chin up so I could meet his eyes, "But now I'm making you unbreakable," he whispered, like he was finally letting me in on the reason why I’m so damn special to this world.

Enter the Release Day Giveaway! 

About The Author:
Alora Kate is a multi-genre author who likes to be bold and original; stepping outside of the box and bringing her readers fresh characters from all parts of life. She’s a mother, college student, photographer, and graphic designer. She resides in northern MN with her son, where she plans to stay for a long time despite the cold winters.
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