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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

New Release: Willing Sacrifice (Willing Surrender #2) by Carrie Hogle


Willing Sacrifice
Carrie Hogle
Contemporary Romance
Available February 10th, 2017
James & Reina begin to build their life together and find a happy balance of intense love and passionate desire. They challenge, support and complete one another, each providing what the other needs.

But secrets and something menacing are lurking in the shadows.

When their relationship is challenged in ways Reina could never have imagined, and in ways James can't completely control, will they be able to weather the storm or will their fiery passion become ashes in the wind?


*Contains an Alpha male, explicit sex, light bondage, witty banter, lifelong friendships & plenty of coffee! 


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James immediately had hotel security escort them to their car, and they were flying home. He was quiet and brooding; Reina laid a soothing hand on his arm. If she didn’t know better she’d have sworn when he looked at her there was a hint of fear in his eyes, and that scared her more than anything. She became lost in her own swirling thoughts. The night had been perfect, almost magical, and now it was tainted with shadows.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Review: " Zack Areion Fury MC #1" by Esther E. Schmidt





Title: Zack Areion Fury MC #1

Author: Esther E. Schmidt

Format: ebook, .mobi

Series or standalone:
This is a part of a series, however it can be read as a standalone.


Book Review

Esther is a new author to me and I can’t exactly remember how I happened upon this book but dang, I’m hooked!

Zack was raised in the MC lifestyle so it was only natural that when the time came, he stepped up to be Prez. He’s young, dedicated, hard working and understands what it takes to be strong. He doesn’t have a lot of weakness’ that others can see. He’s determined with the help of his brothers to keep improving the MC and their reputation,no matter what. There’s just one problem, a blast from his past crosses his path out of nowhere. Now he has to figure out what to do and if which part of his body will control his decisions?

Belle’s was raised to fight. Not just professionally, but figuratively as well. She’s faced an uphill battle being a woman in a male dominated industry. With an unexpected change surfacing she was taken away from the life and love she’d always cherished to go around the world to continue the fight. She’s never understood why, but accepted it. When tragedy strikes, she goes back to the place she left her heart, and secrets. How does she move on from there?

When Belle and Zack reunite, their chemistry is just as intense and explosive as before! They’re trying to figure out how the hell they belong in each others lives again. Each of them holding back on secrets to protect each other. An enemy sets their sights not just on Belle, but the MC and those connected. The reality of how close they are to shattering their fragile connection becomes clear, everything is out in the open. The raw, traitorous, infuriating emotions spill along with the blood of those caught in the middle. Can they fix it this time?

Creative adoration (positives): There is literally so freaking much I LOVE about this book. Zack and Belle are both such strong, complex characters. I can admit it, at first their attraction made me roll my eyes because of it’s intensity, but that changed a few chapters in. Because of the layers Esther adds to them, it started to make sense. As she reveals minor details about their pasts or personalities, it starts to click like a well thought out puzzle. They are extremely strong, but so fragile at the same time, and it works! I loved that Zack wasn’t always the hard ass, he wasn’t a total caveman jerky dummy like he could have been. She shows a side of him that is very raw and it adds so much to his dedication to those he loves.

Creative indifference (negatives):
I’m still very curious about Zack and Lynn’s parents and I’d love to know more about their past.

Creative appraisal (overall): I have to say, for this being a first book for me from this author, it’s very strong! It grabbed my attention, and held on. I Love a good MC, suspense, steamy, romance, with strong characters. The best part of it for me? The humor! I ADORE the fact that Esther does not hold back what so ever with the humor. It’s not something I feel that can be easily slipped into a dialogue for this kind of genre. It wasn’t choppy or thrown in, it flowed perfect. I still giggle after reading each one and just think about the stuff Belle says. Can you say no filter? :) Excellent book, I’m so glad I snagged this one up!

My star rating: 5 Stars!


Where do I go to find out more about the author?



Author Website: Esther E. Schmidt

Good Reads: Esther E. Schmidt

My Amazon Review HERE

My Goodreads review HERE



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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Release: REFUSE: The Junkyard Wedding by SH Richardson




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I’m in love and I’m getting married

I’m keeping a secret and it haunts me

I’m afraid but for all the wrong reasons

I made a promise but how can I keep it?


Range

My brother Maxwell messed up royally and it almost cost the life of someone we all loved. We turned our back on him and now he’s disappeared. But among all the sorrow and pain, I found happiness and love. Clover will be my wife and we will have our happily ever after.

Clover

I was shot during a robbery and almost died.
My sister Ashley was held at knife point by a psycho hell bent on having her for himself.
My nightmares are destroying my life, but I’m getting married and I will have my happily ever after.

Clover Benjamin and Range Reardon are getting married. The stage is set for their magical fairy tale wedding complete with two hundred guests and a string quartet. But one lie by omission could ruin their chances at happiness. Will Range and Clover have their happily ever after? After all, anything worth having is worth waiting for.

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SH Richardson lives in Virginia Beach with her husband of twenty years and two children, ages eighteen and twenty four. She graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a BS in criminal justice and a minor in Sociology. She has five dogs and loves taking walks on the beach, reading romance novels, and traveling.






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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Review: Willing Surrender Carrie Hogle




Title: Willing Surrender

Author: Carrie Hogle

Format: .mobi, kindle, ebook

Series or standalone: This is book 1 in the series, but it can be read as a standalone.


BOOK REVIEW


I have to say, right away I adored Reina. She’s a lot like the rest of us, a homebody who chooses to work from home. She loves coffee (ok maybe she’s fanatical about it!), being creative and her friends. She ‘s a creature of habit and shines in the little bubble she’s created for herself. Personally, if you swap out the coffee for Dew and cookies, it would be the perfect scenario for me! She’s sarcastic, witty, downright lovable and relatable.

I’m kind of crushing on James. Ok, Ok, I admit it, crushing hard on James. He’s a sexy alpha male type guy who lives the celebrity life. He may be a celebrity but he lives his life simply and controlled. For him, having control over his life gives him peace. It’s not just in his everyday life, it’s a bit in the bedroom as well! With Reina he’s not sure how she’d react to that domination. Will she be the one who can embrace him fully or run scared?

Their connection is instantly hot! James is one of the few who respects not only who she is, but her need to have the bubble of protection around her. There is a reason for it, and it’s interesting how he gets around those defensive maneuvers to try to capture her heart! Reina has strong feelings for James and wants to let everything negative fade away from her mind and allow him in to see everything.

Creative adoration (positives): I was drawn to both characters quickly, and for me that’s a great thing. If a character doesn’t snag you right away and draw you into every portion of their world, the book isn’t worth reading. Carrie was very successful in that! I love the heat and the emotions of their journey.

Creative indifference (negatives): I wanted more! I realize that Carrie is continuing the series, but like any truly good book….you want the next one NOW!

Creative appraisal (overall):
For this being a debut novel, it was very well written and satisfying. She left just a hint of there being more to their story. I do believe Carrie has a knack for creative storytelling that will take her far as an author. Personally, I say bring on book 2! I mean, like right now! ;)

My star rating: 5 out of 5 stars



Where do I go to find out more about the author?

Amazon: Carrie Hogle

Goodreads: Carrie Hogle

Twitter: Carrie Hogle

Facebook: Carrie Hogle

My Amazon Review HERE

My Goodreads review HERE



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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Release: "Willing Surrender" by Carrie Hogle





Willing Surrender
 Carrie Hogle
Contemporary Romance
Available January 3rd, 2017



Reina is a successful graphic artist that locks out the world and hides in her work. The two things she loves most are her best friend and coffee. She's comfortable in her personal space, and the last thing she's prepared for is a man that tears down her walls and pushes her boundaries. Can she emotionally handle the intensity James brings to her life?

James is a successful actor. He can have anyone he wants, until he meets Reina. She fires all of his dominating instincts, and her defenses hide a need for submission that she isn't aware of. He's determined to make her his, but getting past them could be an entirely different matter.

The first step to submission is emotional surrender. Can he coax her into willing surrender, or will fear and insecurities get in the way?

*Contains an alpha male, explicit sex, light bondage, witty banter, lifelong friendships & plenty of coffee!

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He stepped in close to her, close enough that she had to look up at him. Her heart beat quickened as she became aware of how good he smelled. A spicy mixture of bergamot, sandalwood and amber. She unwittingly closed her eyes for a moment, breathing him in. Alluring. Delicious. She had a fleeting fantasy of rubbing against him, cat like.



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Coffee Lover & Eccentric Extraordinaire. 
Dark one moment and pink sugar the next. 
For an earth sign, I'm kind of random.


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