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.

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

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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
Blog Tour: May 22nd - June 5th
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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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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Release: Just A Taste by Whitney G.

Just a Taste

by Whitney G. Publication Date: May 16, 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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**Note: This is not a standalone or a novel. It’s the easiest way I could make sure as many readers as possible have access to sneak peeks of all of my upcoming releases since I normally post things like this on my blog. (And it’s FREE!) 🙂 PS–Yes, I will still post this on my blog. 🙂 New release snippets include: Forget You, Ethan: A Friends (to Enemies) to Lovers Story Scorned: A Contemporary Romance Untitled (Based on Adele’s “When We Were Young”) B.F.: A New Adult Story Malpractice: An Erotic Romance **This also includes extended sneak peeks of my previous releases, which are much longer than the typical 10% that most retailers give to you. (Just in case you want to check those out as well!) I hope you enjoy ‘just a taste’ of what’s to come, and I hope you’re ready for my next release! F.L.Y. (Effin Love You) Whitney G.

About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors. When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.) Don’t forget to sign up for Whitney’s monthly newsletter here: http://bit.ly/1p9fEYF

Friday, May 12, 2017

New Release: Tormenting Touch by C. Shafanda!




Title: Tormenting Touch
Series: Tormenting Series
Author: C. Shafanda
Genre: Contemporary Romance



Blurb:

Veronica Hayes can't stand a liar, especially one who gets away with it. There is only one man in her life that she knows will never let her down, and it sure isn't her daddy. He let her down a long time ago. Her high school boyfriend lied and cheated and she couldn't get away from him fast enough. Now Veronica can't trust any man that gets close to her. Starting college in a new state with her bestie by her side, can Veronica find it in her to trust again or will another tormenting touch send her running scared?

Nick Hagen is broken, damaged, ruined. Nothing and no one can complete him, not after all the tragedy in his life. Or can they? Not even all the alcohol and sex with countless, nameless women can numb the pain he feels. Most days, he just wants to die, some even say he's tried. He just wants all the pain to stop hurting. Is it possible for Nick to feel happy again or will he forever be tormented?

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31 year old mommy who started writing as a hobby, which turned into a dream, which then finally became a reality

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