Review: The Bad Boy Wants Me by Georgia Le Carre and Laura Jack

The Bad Boy Wants MeTitle: The Bad Boy Wants Me
Author: Georgia Le Carre and Laura Jack
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Tori.

Cash Hunter is the sexiest bad boy Brit on the planet!

Yeah, he’s famous, tattooed, and ridiculously hunk-a-licious, but he’s also filthy-mouthed, cocky, crude, and a dyed in the wool womanizer.

And now he wants me! I’ve said, no, constantly, but apparently he doesn’t take no for an answer. Everywhere I turn he seems to be around with those smoldering hot, seductive green eyes.
OMG, the air is crackling with sexual chemistry and I don’t know how long I can resist.

Cash.

In my world, girls don’t say no. Everybody wants a piece of Cash Hunter. It’s use and get used, and it suits me just fine.

But all Tori Diamond gives me is sass, and fucking more sass. I’m a player, I don’t chase pussy, but damn if I can’t stop thinking about that fiesty, wildcat beauty. She turns me on so fucking bad it hurts. Fine. She’s a challenge but I’m game.
She can pretend to resist me as much as she likes. We both know that act won’t last.

First, I’ll make her beg for me, then I’ll make her mine…

My Review:
Fun, flirty, sexy, and sweet … this book was utterly addictive from the first word to the last.

I’m a big fan of rock star romances and I wanted to devour this book from the minute I read that enticing blurb.

Cash presents as your typical bad boy rockstar at the start: Loud, mouthy, dirty, arrogant, obnoxious, pretentious, and full of his own self-importance. However, as Tori (and the reader) begin to peel back the layers, we realize there is a lot more going on in Cash Hunter’s head than we were originally lead to believe. Frustrated with certain aspects of his career and his lifestyle, he actually craves normality.

I loved his family set-up and how loyal and supportive he was to his father and his sister. That was a lovely side to his personality. Poor Britney – she was such a lost soul and my heart bled for her.

Tori was a mass of tormented conflict and I loved that about her personality. Underneath it all, she has a heart of gold, but her obsession with Cash has played havoc with her life. Determined to deal with it once and for all, she took the job as assistant to Britney in an attempt to get over him. What actually happens is that she falls for him as he does for her. I loved how their relationship developed and how they both gradually opened up to one another. The banter between the two of them was hysterically funny and there were plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.

When they finally get it together, their chemistry was sizzling hot and I totally shipped them.

But, of course, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that trouble is waiting in the wings. Tori has kept her fangirl obsessive past a secret and you just know it’s going to come back to bite her in a major way. When it all exploded, I thought my heart would break for both of them. One of the things I loved the most about this book was how it wasn’t immediately resolved. They had a lengthy separation which was credible because the trust was broken. Often, I find in similar books, the conflict is brushed over far too quickly and it takes away from the authenticity of the story. Not in this book. The authors handled it perfectly.

I also loved the future scenes at the end and they were amazing to read.

I really enjoyed the author’s writing style and the book flowed perfectly. I didn’t skim a thing. It was very well executed.

All in all, this was a superb read and I highly recommend it to fans of rock star or bad boy romance.

Cover Reveal: The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy

Today is the cover reveal for The Goal (Off-Campus #4) by Elle Kennedy! I can’t wait to read this book! Let me know what you think of the cover!

The GoalTitle: The Goal
Author: Elle Kennedy
Series: Off-Campus #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
She’s good at achieving her goals…

College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

But the game just got a whole lot more complicated

Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.

About the Author:
A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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Excerpt Reveal: Wait by A.L. Jackson

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Today is the excerpt reveal for Wait (Bleeding Stars #4) by A.L. Jackson! Scroll down to read an excerpt form this book, watch the book trailer and enter the giveaway!

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Author: A.L. Jackson
Series: Bleeding Stars #4
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
She is his strength and he is her weakness. And this time he won’t let her go.

Edie Evans is gorgeous.
Sexy.
Kind.
She’s also the definition of off-limits.
But that didn’t stop me from sneaking into her room to comfort her at night.
But guys like me? We destroy everything, so it should have been no surprise when I destroyed us, too.
The night I sent her running, I thought I’d never see her again.
Until I saw her standing like a vision in the crowd.

Austin Stone is dangerous.
Alluring.
Tempting.
He broke my heart and I refused to give him the chance to do it again.
It’s been years since I’ve seen him, and now I can’t do anything but stare at the gorgeous, tattooed man playing onstage. I should run. I know I should. But like a fool, I run straight back to him.
Our desire is overpowering.
Our need unrelenting.

She is my hope.
He is my weakness.
We should have known a passion this intense would burn us right into the ground.

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“Edie…please…just…wait.”
I gripped the railing as if it might propel me forward. Instead, my footsteps faltered and slowed. I stood facing away, my back heaving as his consuming presence swarmed over me from behind.
“Please.” This time it was a whisper. A plea.
Sincere.
Slowly I turned.
Drawn.
He’d always been my weakness.
Austin stood at the end of the walkway, just outside the reach of the lights, his body obscured in shadows.
Even larger than I’d imagined when I’d first seen him up on stage.
So foreign.
So familiar.
My heart ached. Because I was looking at the boy who’d been my best friend. The one person who I’d thought would completely understand. One who wouldn’t judge or make it hurt more than it already did.
He’d been my safety.
My haven.
Until he’d dragged me right back into hell.
“Why are you here?” My words cracked. “H-h-how…how did you find me?”
I saw the shake of his head, and he took a single step forward, out of the shadows and into the glow of the single lamp attached high on the exterior wall that lit the way.
It hit him like a spotlight.
The boy was so beautiful.
It was a threatening kind of beauty, a whorl of mystery and pain, sharp lines and corded muscle.
It almost dropped me to my knees.
He fisted his hands at his sides. The question was strained, hard as it pressed from his mouth. “You believe in fate, Edie?”
Old grief I’d bottled for so long burst. It came out as some kind of maniacal cry. Incredulous. Oozing disbelief. “After everything that happened…that’s what you’re going to ask me?”
“Edie…I—”
“Do you have any idea how badly you hurt me?” I cut him off, my own hands fisting as I took a single step forward. “The damage you caused? Careless words, Austin. So fucking careless, thrown out there without a single thought to the repercussions, without any consideration of how they would affect me. How they would change my life. You promised.” My brow twisted with the accusation. “And now you have the nerve to stand there and ask me if I believe in fate?”
I swallowed hard, shook my head. “You can go to straight to hell, Austin Stone.”
He laughed, but there was zero humor behind it. “Come on, Edie. You can do better than that, can’t you? Considering you know hell is where I’ve been all along, and you and I both know I deserve so much worse. And yeah…those words were reckless, but you know they weren’t heedless. You couldn’t expect me to just stand there. Not with him. Not with what he was saying. Implying. I couldn’t.” The last cracked on the emphasis.
I felt as if every cell in my body was being crushed. Squeezed so tight there was no chance but for everything to implode.
“And because you lost it, I lost it all. You. My home. My future.”

aljacksonphotoAbout the Author:
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installments, WAIT and STAY, coming in 2016.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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Excerpt post: Before I Shatter (Before I Shatter #1) by Mandy Peterson

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Today I am featuring the book Before I Shatter by Mandy Peterson. Before I Shatter is the first book in the Young Adult sci-fi series Before I Shatter. There’s currently a giveaway for this book on Goodreads. Scroll furtehr to read mroe about this book and the author. There’s also an excerpt from Before I Shatter.

Before I ShatterTitle: Before I Shatter
Author: Mandy Peterson
Series: Before I Shatter #1
Genres: Young Adult science-fiction
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Blurb:
In the Lunar Colonies, scientific advances are the key to survival.

Seventeen-year-old Vita is the daughter of two prominent scientists. When her unique ability to project her consciousness onto different planes without aid is discovered, the ambitious Director takes over her development, and he wants to see just how far she can go.

Succeeding where others have failed has a price. A growing population of Shells – people whose minds have shattered from the stress of experimentation – shows just how ruthless the Director can be in pursuit of his goal.

It’s up to Vita’s Processor, young hotshot James, to catch her before she breaks.
But he’s keeping a dangerous secret.
With the Director’s tasks getting more and more impossible, James’s growing affection for her, and the sudden appearance of a mysterious stranger, Vita’s mind is reeling.
Someone is playing games with her.
A game where the loser ends up shattered.
Vita must make the choice:
Continue risking her life
or make an unprecedented escape?

Excerpt:
He is watching her every move.
Through a computer screen.
Connected to sensors.
Feeding him the images from her brain.
She’s a bronze, wild-haired statue surrounded by nothing but glowing white sand and inky skies. A twitch and the sand rises to meet her delicate fingertips.
His breath catches. She’s doing it.
Her mind calls the sand to pile beneath her feet and it eagerly does her bidding, transforming into an ephemeral stairway to the stars. While slowly ascending, her dark eyes sparkle with delight. Her breath catches.
She’s doing it.
Deposited gently back to the earth, she extends an arm and the grains form a twirling tendril synchronizing with her movement.
“You don’t need to use your arms.” George, the boy’s mentor, reprimands the girl loudly across the room. “Use only your mind.” A bit gentler.
Her hand drops.
She stills.
The sand stills.
Fiery red streaks cut through the landscape, blinding the onlookers. When the scene rests, jaws drop. She has changed the landscape from a night desert to a balmy sunny day on the beach.
“How did she-”
“Shh!” His mentor interrupts him and begins feverishly taking down notes. “Record! Record!”
The boy fumbles with the controls, not willing to look away, and his hands finally find his target.
On the beach, the water reaches to tickle her bare toes. The girl’s eyes blink hard against the sunlight’s assault, and she lets out a whoop. Her hands fly to her laughing mouth and she is pure joy. Without reservation, she rushes into the salty brine, splashing enthusiastically and plunging herself under the surface. As she rises, her eyes look down at her body and examine her handiwork.
The boy blushes. Positively every inch of her is soaked. Dark hair trails down her shoulders and arms to her white gown that clings to her form. Before he can look away, she throws her body down and allows the waves to push her closer to shore. Mercifully, she is focused on the bright landscape once again.
His eyes narrow.
Her eyes narrow.
What is that?
“Vita!” A deep voice calls, jolting the old man out of his work.
A dark being has emerged on the beach. The girl has frozen.
“Vita!” George calls to her, trying to dislodge her consciousness.
Her hazel-green eyes fill to the brim and she has never seemed so small to him as when she whispers, “I love you”. The boy pushes one last button. Fracture.

MandyAbout the Author:
Mandy grew up all over Nebraska and eventually settled down there with a family of her own: husband, daughter, and son.

When she isn’t writing about herself in third person, Mandy the high school librarian can be found digging through young adult and new adult lit. An avid reader of all genres (but she secretly told me she loves sci-fi the most), you will usually see her with her nose in a book or face to her Kindle app, iced or blended coffee drink in hand. A former roller girl and roller derby referee, she can also be found watching roller derby online or dragging her family behind her to cheer on teams in person all over their great state.

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Book Blitz: The Matchmaker’s Replacement (Wingmen Inc. #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

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Today is my stop during the release day blitz for The Matchmaker’s Replacement (Wingmen Inc. #2) by Rachel Van Dyken.

And there’s an exciting announcement! The Matchmaker’s Replacement is a Kindle in Motion book. Kindle in Motion refers to Kindle books that include added visual features, such as art, animation and video. The features can be viewed on compatible Fire tablets and the free Kindle app for iOS and Android. You can switch features on or off at any time. This is so innovative and I can’t wait to check it out!

Read the whole post about this series with Kindle in Motion here. Or check out this book on Amazon to see the moving book cover and learn more about Kindle in Motion.

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VanDyken-TheMatchmakersReplacement-CV-FL-vC6-RGBTitle: The Matchmaker’s Replacement
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Wingmen Inc. #2
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them.

Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her.

But Gabi has a secret, something she’s keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she’s always painted him to be…and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she’s been just a little bit attracted to him—no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses—but “Lex Luthor” is an evil womanizer. He’s dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away.

Then again, she’s always wanted a little danger.

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EXCERPT:

“So,” a familiar voice said above the music. “New job?”
Damn it! “I didn’t even say your name three times!” I whined, turning around to face Lex. He was wearing a tight vintage black T-shirt with low-slung jeans on his hips and the ever-present sex-oozing smile.
“Three times?” He smiled wider. “You said my name three times out loud? Is it your new curse word? You know, like ‘Oh, Lex! Good Lex! Mighty Lex . . .’” His eyebrows drew together. “Somehow all of those sound like very familiar noises women make in my presence.”
“Die, Lex,” I said in an annoyed tone. “How about that one?”
“That’s new.” He snapped his fingers. “But it’s growing on me. Maybe it’s the way you say it, like you want me to die in your arms all Romeo and Juliet style . . .”
“Wow, ten at night and you’re already wasted.” I slapped him on the shoulder. “Take a cab.” I tried to move past him, but he grabbed my wrist and pulled me back, pressing us together. Whether it was on purpose or not I wasn’t sure, but he was warm.
And he felt . . . safe, familiar. My body was playing tricks on me; it was because I was vulnerable.
Like that night when . . .
I locked down my memories, especially that one, and threw away the key. “Lex, what do you want?”
“You,” he said in a serious tone. “Now get up on stage and take off your clothes. I paid for a show.”
I rolled my eyes. “Waitress, Lex. You’ll have to call one of the many numbers on your phone to get a free lap dance.”
“What if I pay?” His breath tickled my ear as my eyes burned with unshed tears. Normally, I wouldn’t let what he did affect me. Normally, I brushed him off, but my armor had already been stripped. Call it exhaustion or maybe just the last remnants of pride I had toppling to the floor.
But I couldn’t hold them in any longer.
One tear fell.
Then another.
I tried to wipe them, tried to jerk free from Lex’s strong arms, but he turned me so abruptly that all I managed to do was soak the front of his shirt with my tears and smear it with mascara.
“Gabs?” His voice rasped as he hugged me tighter. “Come on, we’re going.”
“No.” Panic surged through me as I tried to pull away. “You don’t understand!” I’d given the last of my paychecks to my mom so she could pay the bills at the house, leaving me completely broke for this week’s rent check. I was hoping to make enough money in tips for the rent.
Lex’s eyes crinkled at the sides as he took one look at me and the rest of the seedy bar. I knew what he saw: girls dancing on poles, guys getting drunk and shouting at the girls while they threw dollar bills onto the stage, and a scared, stupid girl clinging to him like her lifeline.
Finally, he released me. “Gabs, I’m sorry, I was joking. We always—” He licked his lips and glanced down at the filthy floor, cursing. “Where’s the money going?”
“Money?”
“New girl!” Dean, my boss, never called me by name, the idiot. “You working or flirting? If he wants time with you, he’s gotta pay.”
“Still a waitress?” Lex’s eyebrows shot up.
I held up my fingers to indicate I needed a few more seconds, but Dean was apparently in a mood and stomped over to us.
“Problem?” he asked, crossing his arms over his skinny chest. The guy was small; Lex could probably break his face blindfolded.
“Yeah,” Lex said, surprising me. “Your waitress just refused to dance with me because you guys are out of private rooms . . . so.”
Dean’s eyes narrowed. “You her boyfriend?”
“Do I look like a man who wants to commit to crazy?” Lex fired back. “But I do have this . . .” He reached into his back pocket and pulled out what looked like at least six hundred dollars in cash. “How long will that get me with your waitress?”
Dean’s eyebrows kissed his hairline as he sputtered out, “At least three hours.”
“I’ll add in another six hundred if I can have table service and a private room, no interruptions.”
“Done.” Dean snapped his fingers above his head as one of his security guards came barreling over. “Please take them to the Diamond Room, no interruptions. Stand outside the door. One waitress goes in and out to provide drinks.”
The security guard nodded.
And five minutes later I was stuck in a personal nightmare. A bottle of champagne rested on ice; two glasses were left on the table. Music pumped through the speaker system. A small stage was set up in the middle of the room, with two poles and some sort of swing that dropped down from the ceiling. I seriously didn’t even want to know what it was for.
“That will be all,” Lex said in a gruff tone. The waitress—I think her name was Holly—bobbed her head, then looked at me out of the corners of her eyes as if scared to leave me alone with the giant.
“It’s fine.” I waved her off and forced a smile.
The door closed.
“Stop pacing.” Lex grabbed a bottle of champagne. “And that ass better give you part of that money . . .”
“Huh?” I turned. Lex had his feet up on the table and was texting. TEXTING!
He glanced up. “What? Something wrong?”
“Uh . . .” I lifted my arms into the air. “You sick bastard, you just paid for private dancing! From me!”
“No I didn’t,” he said calmly. “Nobody knows what goes on in here. Take a nap for all I care, drink some champagne—or you can shock the hell out of me and cry again, but fair warning, I only had one hug in me tonight and you stole it, so . . . I’ll be reverting to the back pat.”
“Who are you?”
“Lex Luthor, philanthropist by day and rescuer of hot waitresses by night.” He smirked and held up the bottle. “Champagne?”
“Unbelievable.” I choked out a laugh. “You just paid over one grand to sit in a crappy club and drink champagne with someone you hate.”
“It’s my good deed for the decade. Just don’t tell Ian. He’ll think I’m sick or something, and the last thing I need is Mother Hen helicoptering around my inner sanctum. He’ll get pissed all over again if he finds out that I’m hacking.”
My skin felt sticky and sweaty, and my feet ached. With slow movements, I made my way over to the couch and sat, not even wanting to know how many germs were on the leather.
“So,” Lex said above the music. “Champagne? Or want me to order you something else?”
“Champagne’s good.” I swallowed and looked down at my hands. “I’m sorry I cried.”
“As you should be. Big girls don’t cry . . . they kick ass. Don’t freak me out like that again, it’s not good for my heart.”
“Finally admitting you have one?”
Lex spread his arms wide. “Clearly, otherwise you’d still be waiting tables.”
“Or dancing,” I muttered.
“Hah.” Lex laughed, actually laughed as if it was funny. “No offense, Gabs, but you’re not like those girls on stage. You can’t . . . you just can’t.”
“I can’t?” Why the hell was I getting offended? “What do you mean I can’t?”
Lex laughed harder. “Gabs, look, there’s nothing wrong with being innocent. Lots of guys dig a girl who has fields that have never been touched, watered, planted, plowed—”
I held up my hand. “I get it.”
“But those types of girls, the good girls, the ones who’ve never been . . .” He smirked. “Conquered? They don’t typically know how to use their bodies in a way that mimics sex on stage. Get it?”
“No.” I crossed my arms. “I don’t get it! Dancing is dancing! A two-year-old can do it!”
“Bad example, bad mental picture all around, Gabs, again solidifying my point. Good girls don’t dance, not like that.” When I didn’t say anything, he added, “Embrace your goodness, don’t get pissed. It’s a compliment.”
“The hell it is!”
“Damn, I love it when you swear,” Lex murmured, taking a long draw of champagne. “See, at least you do that right.”
“I can’t last in here for three hours,” I muttered, jumping to my feet and starting my pacing all over again.
“Want to play games on my cell phone?”
“Like a child!” I blurted. “That’s it! You’re treating me like I’m . . . a toddler! Like I should be thankful you just saved me from hell. Be honest: if you had a sticker and a sucker, would you give them to me if I shut my mouth the entire time?”
Lex gave me a guilty look.
“I’m a woman!”
“Well, if you were a dude, we’d be having a different conversation and you probably would have punched the guys grabbing your ass earlier . . .”
Without thinking, I grabbed my glass of champagne, chugged it, poured another, chugged that one, then with shaky hands grabbed the little remote, turned up the music, and jumped on stage.
I expected Lex to say something inappropriate or at least roll his eyes. Instead, he looked . . . panicked.
“Gabs!” he yelled above the music. “Look, I’m sorry! Just get down!!”
“Oh, I’ll get down!” I grabbed the pole with one hand and leaned back. “Just wait.”

RachelAuthorheadshotAbout the Author:
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
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Blog Tour: Chasing Power (The Realm’s Salvation #3) by Constance Phillips

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for Chasing Power (The Realm’s Salvation #3) by Constance Phillips. There’s a tour wide giveaway. The book is on sale for only 1.99$ for a limited time.

ChasingPower-CPhillips-FINAL (1)Title: Chasing Power
Author: Constance Phillips
Series: The Realm’s Salvation #3
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Blurb:
For Keiran Saysin, protecting the fairy population from humans is more than a job. It is passion and his duty to the realm. Since Eero’s revolution failed—and the discovery of fairy power lying dormant in some of the human population, that job hasn’t been easy. Now that his sister and her husband are welcoming a set of twins, old enemies have come out of hiding, hoping the children will a serve as a key to reclaiming what has been stripped from them.

Enter Annie Valentine, the genetic researcher Daniel’s mother has employed. Keiran knows the smart thing to do is cast a spell and push the human away, but something about the way she stands toe to toe and eye to eye has him forgetting that getting involved with a human could cost him everything he values, including his power.

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Constance PhillipsAbout the Author:
Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four canine kids where she writes contemporary romance novels and paranormal romance novels.

When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.

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Surprise Announcement from Aleatha Romig

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Today there is a Surprise Announcement from author Aleatha Romig! For the FIRST TIME EVER – All FIVE Consequences novels are together in one set! And this box set is on sale for only 0.99$ for a limited time!

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Author: Aleatha Romig
Series: Consequences #1-5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Aleatha Romig, New York Times bestselling author took the world by storm with Anthony Rawlings, Claire Nichols, and her acclaimed Consequences Series.

It has been branded “as a genre of its own” with “masterful storytelling that will keep you biting your nails and furiously flipping the pages to finally get to the emotional, jaw-dropping conclusion.”

This box set includes the following five full-length novels:

CONSEQUENCES: Claire Nichols wakes in an unfamiliar mansion and discovers that she’s at the mercy of billionaire Anthony Rawlings. To the rest of the world he’s charismatic and generous. It doesn’t take Claire long to learn that something more sinister lies beneath his polished facade. As time passes, Claire survives, and her strength penetrates Tony’s veneer, igniting passion where only fear had existed. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the question becomes clear…Is anything as it appears?

TRUTH: After enduring Anthony Rawlings’ vendetta, Claire is faced with the consequences of her new freedom. With the help of old and new friends, she strategizes to rebuild her life and learn the truth of the past. Secrets are revealed, true foes are exposed, and Tony admits his true feelings. Claire must decide who she believes—who is telling the TRUTH?

CONVICTED: Facing her oldest fear, Claire learns the true meaning of isolation. Who can rescue her from this nightmare? Tony? Harry? Phil? Or perhaps a more unlikely savior? Will it happen in time, or will the consequences of the revealed truths be more than she or anyone can handle? As the cards are played, who will win the game?

REVEALED: THE MISSING YEARS The complete showing of the missing years as told by Tony, Phil, Harry, John, and Brent. Experience Tony’s consequences for his role in the past.This is NOT a companion, but a full length novel.

BEYOND THE CONSEQUENCES: The consequences have been paid, dearly by some. Enjoy a look into the future of the Rawlings world.

**This box set is a significant savings over buying Consequences, Truth, Convicted, Revealed, and Beyond the Consequences individually.

***The Behind His Eyes Companions are not included in the box set. It contains the FIVE full length novels. Enjoy the Consequences!

THE CONSEQUENCES SERIES Box Set

aleatharomig1About the Author:
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These standalone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha will move head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and FuryTitle: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: fantasy/ fairytale retelling/ romance
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Blurb:
The stunning sequel to Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court – but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms – and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future – and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

My Review:
Wow. Just wow. Sheer Genius. Loved every minute of every page. I cannot believe I have to wait a YEAR to read the next one. Feel like dying because I need it NOW!

This was – hands down – the best read of 2016 so far for me. I seriously ADORE Sarah’s writing and the amazing worlds and characters she creates. The second installment in this series was even better than the first. It hooked me from the first word to the last word and I could’ve cried when I finished it. Even though it’s a decent length, I was greedy for more. More Feyre. And definitely more Rhys. OMG. Love Rhys so much. I liked him in the last book, even though he seemed cruel it was obvious he was trying to protect her. In this book, we find out why and how and I seriously wanted to project myself into this book and jump his bones. I thought I would spontaneously combust if they didn’t get it on and it took until 78% for them to share their true feelings and commit to a relationship; boy was it worth the wait. (Still fanning myself!)

This had everything I adore in a read and I just cannot get enough of this series or this author.

Amazing. Go read this series now!

A word of caution – this is New Adult and not suitable for young teens.

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and RosesTitle: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Fantasy/ fairytale retelling/ Romance
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Blurb:
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin-one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.

Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this USA Today and #2 New York Times bestselling first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down, and features a teaser for the next book!

My Review:
Wow. What a fantastic read. Though it was a little slow at the start, I soon became completely immersed in this elaborate, addictive world that Sarah created. Loved Feyre and she is everything you could ask for in a lead character. Tamlin – swoon. Rhysand – bad boy swoon. Loved the romance. Great dialogue and lots of witty banter. Adored all the fantastical elements and the world-building was superb.
The second half of this book was explosive and so gripping – it was difficult to sit it down. One of the things I love most about this author is the fact that she writes books that are a decent length, so we get more story for our money which is awesome. I picked this up for 99p which was superb value. I’ve already ordered the next book and can’t wait until May to see where she takes the story next.

Review: Fallen Crest High #1-4 by Tijan

Today I’d like to talk about my new series addiction – Fallen Crest High from Tijan. I’ve been hearing about this series and this author for years as my lovely sister-in-law Sinead is a huge fan. I have a massive amount of ARCs and books I’ve received from publishers, authors, and publicists to read, and often it’s difficult to find time to read books or series that I’m longing to read (I realize how crazy that sounds!) Anyway, I was in an indulgent mood, so I started book one and I’m up to book five now and I’m totally addicted to this series. It’s so good and each book just gets better and better. I thought I’d share my reviews with you for the series up to this point, and I’ll continue to post reviews on an individual basis for the other books as I read them. If you decide to pick this series up, then I hope you enjoy it as much as I’m enjoying it.

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Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest High #1) by Tijan

Fallen Crest HighTitle: Fallen Crest High
Author: Tijan
Series: Fallen Crest High #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

My Review:
My sister-in-law is a massive fan of Tijan and she is constantly recommending her books to me. I’ve had Fallen Crest High on my Kindle for well over a year (along with tons of others I’m ashamed to admit. I have obsessive compulsive trigger finger when it comes to freebies, NG requests, and signing up for ARCs) and the only reason I decided to read this now is that I have such a bad book hangover after Broken Prince by Erin Watt that I had to find something else similar to read.

I totally get the hype now. While I did have some issues with this book that stopped me from rating it a 5-star read, it was full of teen angst and drama and I lapped it all right up. I love our MC -Sam is a strong character who does her best with the shitty hand of cards she’s been dealt. She is a no-bullshit speaker and she doesn’t really care about what others think. However, that is mainly because she is so emotionally detached and numb. As a coping mechanism, she blanks out a lot of stuff instead of facing up to it. There were a few moments she broke down but I can tell she’s in for one hell of an emotional journey as the series progresses.

Logan and Mason were the bomb. Total assholes on occasions but they are kinda lost and not bad guys underneath the surface.

I love the romance and sex scenes between our couple and I’m totally shipping them.

The writing was quite amateurish at times (especially in the first half) and the book needs more thorough editing. I also felt some actions and reactions came out of nowhere and some scenes lacked emotional complexity. But the plot is superb and it is teen soap opera at it’s best. By the end I was so immersed in the world and the characters I had to consciously pull myself back into the realm of the living.

Always the sign of a great read.

I’m invested, Sinead! I’m totally sucked in now! Pity I can’t jump straight into the next book (have to tackle some ARCs) but I do look forward to continuing this series soon.

Fallen Crest Family (Fallen Crest High #2) by Tijan

Fallen Crest familyTitle: Fallen Crest Family
Author: Tijan
Series: Fallen Crest High #2
Rating: 3.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Samantha and Mason are together. Everyone knows it. Not everyone is dealing with it. While Mason’s ready to give them the middle finger, there’s one not going away. Her mother. Threats are issued. Ultimatums are given. Even blackmail is used, but only Samantha can put a stop to Analise. However, when a trauma from her past is triggered, she may not have the courage or strength to do what’s needed. If she doesn’t, Mason’s future could be destroyed.

My Review:
The writing and editing were more polished in this book than book one, however, the overall plot wasn’t as good. It was very repetitive in parts and I felt like it dragged a lot – meandering without any real purpose. It was still very entertaining and I’m invested in continuing the series.

As I predicted in my review of book one, Sam is struggling to hold things together in this book as the impact of everything finally hits her. It was difficult to read at times but that is testament to the great characterization. Mason is her rock and I loved him in this book even if he was still a bit mysterious and moody.

Logan is clearly floundering and I wonder what’s in store for him in the future.

Her mother is a total nut job and their father is a complete pansy. How he could sacrifice his kid’s welfare over that psycho is beyond me.

In summary, this was a decent follow up even if the plot let it down in parts.

Actual rating 3.5 stars.

Fallen Crest Public (Fallen Crest High #3) by Tijan

Fallen Crest PublicTitle: Fallen Crest Public
Author: Tijan
Series: Fallen Crest High #3
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Sam’s first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn’t go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don’t like her. All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it’s still only the strong survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she needs to learn how to conquer too, but there’s another battle growing. Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns, Roussou and Fallen Crest. Sam’s other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized.

My Review:
Best book of the series so far. Damn those bitches are mean, but I love how Sam wanted to try and handle them on her own and how she wasn’t afraid to stand up to them. Logan and Mason were awesome and so protective. The way in which Mason planned to put an end to Kate once and for all gave me chills all over. Even though it was the early hours of the morning there was no way I was putting my Kindle down until I read through those scenes. Explosive. But what I loved most about this installment was how Sam stood head and shoulders above them all at the end – in the way she handled the situation at Quickies. She showed she was the better person. I still don’t like how Mason and Sam are keeping things from one another under the guise of protectiveness. At this stage of their relationship, they should have progressed beyond that. But overall, it was a really gripping read and I’m completely immersed in this world now. Onto the next one 🙂

Actual rating 4.5 stars

Fallen Fourth Down (Fallen Crest High #4) by Tijan

Fallen Fourth DownTitle: Fallen Fourth Down
Author: Tijan
Series: Fallen Crest High #4
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
My mother tried to destroy me. She doesn’t exist to me anymore and my father, the one who raised me and the biological one, are both works in progress. The only two people that I can trust are Mason and Logan, and they’re the two people who I could lose. It won’t happen. I won’t let it. No matter the truth, no matter who loves me, I won’t let anything or anyone come between us.
They’re my world. They’re my life.
They’re my family.

My Review:
Each book in this series just gets better and better. This might have been my favorite instalment yet. Loved it. Loved Mase. The end scenes were very dramatic, emotional, and explosive. Glad Sam has finally wised up and decided she needs to be the one supporting Mason because she was leaning on him way too much. He needs someone looking out for him too. The chemistry between these two is some of the best I’ve ever read – they are seriously smokin’ hot together and it reads so well.

I feel for Logan – he’s a little lost puppy. Hope he finds a girl who’s his equal because he deserves to be happy. Sometimes his OTT banter irritated me and I hope he grows up a little when he reaches Cain U.

Stuff is about to get real in the next one with all this Marissa and Seb-ass-tian drama. Can’t wait!

I really don’t want this series to end; I’m enjoying it far too much.