Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hard by Eve Jagger ~~ A review by S. Donahue

A Sexy Bastard Novel 
Book 1 
Eve Jagger 


Strong. Arrogant. Hard. 

Ryder Cole is the King of Atlanta’s nightlife — and the one 
man who can erase my past. 

I’m running from secrets that could destroy me and there’s no room in my life for someone like him: too damn cocky, and
 sexy as hell. I should keep my distance, but smart goes out the window the minute he looks my way. And when he puts his hands on me...? 

A girl could forget her own name. 

But what happens when the past catches up with me, and all the things I’m hiding from tear our lives apart again? I can’t keep running forever, and Ryder always wins. 

He's not the kind of guy to let me go gently, Ryder will give it to me hard.

Review by S. Donahue 

5 stars 

I must first start out by saying that I am a very picky reader. I don’t just read anything. I have to want to read it and it has to captivate my interests. This book was simply amazing. It had the perfect balance of everything hot!!! This is your ultimate steamy romance novel. I read this book in 2 days around my crazy busy life and I could not put this book down.

The author did a fantastic job of combining sex, secrets and suspense to create one 5 star book.

What can I say about Ryder? Just his name gives me goosebumps throughout my body and I just want to touch his tattoos damn it!!! I felt that you could feel his hurt that he experienced in the past.  I really liked Cassie’s character. She was very strong. She felt like she could take the weight of the world on her shoulders, but she learned that sometimes you have to let other people in.

The characters were well thought and perfectly developed. The Secondary characters also fit perfectly into the story.  I can’t wait for the next book in the series to be released.  I highly recommend this book to all you romantics at heart!! 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Guarded Hearts Blog Tour By L.A. Corvill

I want nothing but to escape the bitterness and emptiness surrounding me....

Guarded Hearts

L.A. Corvill

Blog Tour | October 27 - October 31

Publication Date: August 12, 2014



I want nothing but to escape the bitterness and emptiness surrounding me....

I'm, Olivia Rey, a product of an unwanted pregnancy and since that day forward my world has not beeneasy. My mother's anger at not being able to hold on to my 'father' made her lash out all her hatred and venom at me growing up. So, I did the only thing I could to survive, I enclo...sed my heart until I can be in the light.

All I want is to be surrounded in darkness to not feel...

I'm, Phoenix Ryan, I have lived a life of privilege with no boundaries making me feel invincible. Then when I was on a high, tragedy came crashing down on me and cast me into a world where I was left numb. So I did the only thing I could to survive I enclosed my heart, so I could walk into the darkness.

Will theses two guarded hearts eclipse into each other to find love, or will they be forever guarded.

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Excerpt #1 

Bro, step on it. Don’t be a pussy,” I yell. I am fucking wasted. I feel like I am flying super high. We are going home after a party that was being held at this abandoned warehouse outside of town. It was a secret party since there was going to be a lot of underage drinking and drugs involved.
“Nix what if we get pulled over? I can’t get a fucking ticket, my parents will kill me,” Sky says, paranoid.
“Dude, my fucking father is the town judge. He will make sure nothing happens. Come on, there is a reason this car can go 180 mph. Step on the gas.”
“Fuck, this feels awesome, bro. We are flying,” Sky says, laughing.
I stick my head out the window, feeling the night’s air on my face.
“Fuck yeah, we are fucking seniors. Can’t wait to leave this place and start getting college pussy,” I scream into the night.
Then I feel the flames of hell consume me.


Excerpt #2

I was around four years old the last time I cried. I had fallen outside my friend Mandy’s house. I scrapped my knee and the blood was running down my legs and onto my new socks. I didn’t cry from the pain; I cried because my mother was going to be so upset that I ruined my new socks. She was either going to spank me or put me to bed without dinner. Mandy’s mom picked me up and sat me on her lap while she sent Jenny to get a wet paper towel and some Band-Aids. She told me to stop crying, that she knew it was going to sting, but it was going to feel better in a bit. She hugged me tight and cuddled me while we waited. I had never felt that kind of warmth before; my mother never hugged me and she certainly never cuddled me. Those were the best three minutes of my life, it felt so nice that I didn’t care if I went to bed without dinner for a whole week or got spanked.
“Olivia! Where are you? Aye wuerca,” I heard my mother yell from the front yard. Mrs. Scott was just putting on my Band-Aid when my mother knocked on the door.
“Vicki, she’s here. She just fell and scraped her knee, but she is okay now,” Mrs. Scott told my mother. As she set me on the floor she kissed my head, I cried some more, but it was happy tears this time. Mandy was so lucky.
“Well, thank you, Barbara, for taking care of my pumpkin,” she replied with her fake smile.
She extended her hand towards me so that I could take it, and as soon I did she squeezed it hard and I started crying again, and we started to walk towards our trailer.
“Olivia, I told you to stop crying. Do you want me to give a reason to cry? Only weak, pathetic people cry. If you keep cryingLa LLorona will come get you because she will think you are her niƱa. You won’t want to be taken by her, because even though you are afraid of me I would never kill you like she killed her children, so be grateful to me, bastardita,” she told me.
I still didn’t know if I should have been grateful or not, because I still hadn’t seen the light in life.

Guarded Hearts Playlist 

Wake Me Up- Avicii
Concrete Angel- Gareth Emery
Animals- Martin Garrix
Now or Never- Tritonal
Still with Me- Tritonal
Dark Horse- Katy Perry
Talk Dirrty- Jason Derulo
All Of Me- John Legend ft. Tiesto
Last Chance- Kaskade & Project 46
Young & Beautiful- Lana Del Rey (Kaskade Remix)
Hurt- Johnny Cash
All shook up- Avila
Say Something- A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera

About the Authors

Leli and Aimee are Texas-Natives who reside in the Rio Grande Valley. They work in the medical field and have evolved into New Adult Romance authors. Both share a passion for HEA. Their love for books helped them decide to purse their dream of writing. When they are not working or writing, Leli spends her day reading and adding new book boyfriends to her list, her kindle/ipad is never far from her. Aimee spends her time with her kids being a taxi to their various extra-curricular activities and her Ipad is never far either.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Reflection Series Blog Tour-- Review of After The Pain included.

Series Title: The Reflection series
Including: Between the Pain, After the Pain
Author: Gia Riley
Released: June 2014 & Sept 2014
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Graduating from nursing school and finding herself thrown into the real world, twenty-two year old Hallie Dawson is determined to prove herself on the job. A chance encounter on the first day has charming Ryan Andrews showing up everywhere she goes. With only a string of random hook-ups and one failed relationship in her past, Hallie isn’t used to being pursued. For the first time, two men desire her. Will she choose the right one – or does fate hold all the cards? 
Between the Pain is a Contemporary Romance novella about finding love - and being brave enough to follow your heart. Will Hallie end up in the arms of her true love or are the moments in between her pain forming the real story.
Timing is everything. 
A fraction of a second, one altered course, one note -- change her life forever.

The song ends and we’re left in the middle of the dance floor staring at each other. Neither of us makes a move to say anything else. Why can’t I just say yes like any other normal girl would? 
One of the bartenders is on the small stage announcing a drink special and something about a band starting in fifteen minutes. I’m too busy looking into Ryan’s eyes to really care about either of those two things right now. Before I have a chance to get my words of acceptance out, Ryan decides to end the moment. 
“Think about it, about what I said. It’s just a date and I don’t care if we do it like everyone else or not. Well I care how we do it but that isn’t important right now.” The heat in his gaze makes me take a step back, not because I’m not feeling it, but because I am feeling it. I’ve never had a reaction quite like this one before. I’m quickly figuring out Ryan isn’t like most guys and I think he’s just the adventure I need to help break out of my shell.

Does everything really happen for a reason? 
Hallie Dawson is battling with a broken heart yet determined to give love a second chance. Once again, time isn’t in her favor. Her moments After the Pain are filled with promises of a better future and personal secrets. With mysterious notes continuously haunting her and a secret friendship with a fellow musician, Hallie is struggling to stay true to her heart. 
Tall, dark and handsome, Sean Thomas, is tired of being second best. This time, the good guy refuses to finish last. If he wants to get the girl, he’s going to have to confront the one person who broke his heart. His past is on a collision course with his future – will he be able to hang onto his connection with Hallie? 
After the Pain is a Contemporary Romance novel about restoring faith in the beauty of love. Can Sean put the pieces of Hallie’s heart back together? Will love conquer all, or will jealousy and secrets tear them apart?

5 stars 
Hallie has suffered a horrible tragedy and has slowly worked her way back to living her life. Music and singing has helped her heal. Sean has adored Hallie for quite some time but he also completely understood that she needed a lot of support to work through her pain. They both wanted to have relationship as a couple but only when the time was right. Ironically a piece of Sean's past comes back to haunt him and Hallie develops some new problems of her own. Just when they both think they might have the relationship of their dreams circumstances change and problems arise. They both knew relationships are never easy but with everything that happens they have to ask the question of whether they are meant to be or not. Pasts and present collide in this book over and over. There are many twists and turns that will completely stun you. Sean and Hallie will have to fight and stay true and honest with each other if they truly want each others total and complete love.
This book is a real love story with all of its ups and downs. I really loved this book because so many times throughout the book I actually laughed out loud. Its hard to find a story that can make you laugh like a crazy person one minute but have you in tears the next. Sean and Hallie really make you wish that you knew them in real life. They are very strong characters that are defined so well that you feel like they could be real. I just truly loved this whole story so much. This is definitely a must read for everyone that enjoys a heart-wrenching but satisfying true love story!

“Wow, babe,” Sean says when he gets out of the shower. I should thank him for the compliment but I’m enjoying my own view right now. His towel is slung around his hips, taunting me. I want nothing more than to yank on the small corner holding it in place. I keep my eyes locked on his and can physically see the second he realizes my intentions. 
“Hallie, what are you doing?”
“Exploring.” When I reach him, my hands untuck the corner of the towel, sending it falling to the floor. My hands start at his broad shoulders making sure to touch every single velvety inch of skin in front of me. I place my lips on his chest, sucking up the water droplets left behind. “Shit, baby. Your mouth feels incredible.”

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- I have a degree in Behavioral Science.
- I’m a huge college football fan.
- I don’t write in order.
- Secretly, I’d love to be country singer and live in Nashville. I guess it’s not a secret anymore.
- I’ve been to eleven countries but never ventured out of North America.
- I’d rather pick truth than dare.
- My first concert was Boyz II Men.
- I’m a germaphone.
- I’d like to spend the day with Jimmy Fallon, Melissa McCarthy, and Kristen Wiig.
- I’ve never owned an iphone. I’m a Samsung Galaxy girl.
I'm a lover of all things romance and a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Currently residing in the small but mighty state of Delaware, I take pride in creating characters who are real, personable, and entertaining. 
When I'm not busy working on my next book, I can be found roaming the isles of Kirkland's or up to my elbows in Play-doh.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~Maya Angelou

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Release Day Blitz for Regretfully by Leighton Riley

Title: Regretfully
Author: Leighton Riley
Release Date: Oct 16, 2014
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How do you heal after everything has been ripped away from you?
Completely devastated and alone, Tristen cannot fathom life after losing Cami and his unborn child. He attempts to find normality in his broken world but everything seems wrong.
Aria is compelled to help Tristen and cannot escape the undeniable connection she feels for him, even though Cami was one of her closest friends. She tries to help him move forward by befriending him but quickly realizes that there is more.
Tristen and Aria are both struggling to deal with these confusing emotions. Can they find happiness even when they feel utterly broken?
“That’s why you took me to your place?  To have your way with me since you’re a pro surfer now and could probably have any guy you wanted?”  I responded in all seriousness.
“Well, I mean, no it’s not like that.  I just-” I shut her up by leaning in and giving a chaste kiss, followed by a deeper, open mouthed kiss.  Her hands found the back of my head and she started kneading and pulling on my hair. 
It felt fucking amazing to be able to feel wanted again.  Her lips were soft and plump while her tongue took a moment to find a good rhythm. She definitely wasn’t an expert at it. 
Cami.  I pushed the thought to the back of my mind.  I deserved to live again.  I wanted this.  For the first time in almost a year, I wanted to be with someone.   
Grasping the hem of my shirt, Mica fumbled to pull it over my head.  I smiled thinking how inexperienced she was.  Standing up, I pulled on her top and she stood, raised her arms, and watched without movement as I took in her beautiful body.

Texas born and raised, I found my love for dirty books rather recently.  I work in real estate for my day job and I write contemporary romance with a twist of suspense and erotica.  Sinfully, Regretfully, and Deceitfully can be read in order or as standalones.  Sinfully and Regretfully take place around the same time frame and can even be read in reverse order (will give more background on Payton and Ryder’s story).  Tate’s story, Deceitfully, will finish off the series and will be out in spring of 2015.

Book Blast for Ultimate MILF by Garrett Carr!!

Title: Ultimate Milf
Author: Garrett Carkos
Released:September 24, 2014

 Jane and Dexter Flynn were an ordinary couple living on the fringes of Hollywood. Jane longed to be more. She convinced her hapless husband to take her out on the town so she could rub elbows with the rich and famous. She certainly got more than she bargained for. It was during their dinner at Hollywood's fashionable Brown Derby she fell under the spell of Sergio and Electra Nike, one of the wealthiest and most powerful couples on earth. From there, Jane meets Alexander Nike, the power couples teen age son, and the story escalates causing a total transformation from plain Jane to the ultimate milf. It was lust, love, and adventure as the couple travels the world seeking new thrills and adventures. There journey hits a snag in Rome just when things were heating up and Jane finds herself alone and desperate. Will the Nike family rescue her? Will her young lover abandon her? This is both a love story and cautionary tale. Remember, everything that glitters is not gold.

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About the Author:
I was born in Texas, but moved around a lot because my father was in the oil business. My teen years were spent in California, where I was the poster boy for bad boys.
I played drums in a band called, 'Brand X'. I surfed. I smoked, drank, and chased women. I was pretty good at it.
The chasing women part anyway.
I did my time at Cerritos College where they handed me my first college degree. I now have a couple more. One from UNLV in marketing and another from NYU in journalism.
Next, I spent a few years in law enforcement, before flipping to the dark side where I worked in a casino , (Caesars' Palace) thanks to my father's connections to the owner, the late Jay Sarno. It was there I found my niche.
A few years ago, I decided I wanted to be a writer. More specifically, a writer of erotica. I figured I might as well put my dirty mind to work. I've sold stories to Hustler, Penthouse, and Bitch magazines thru the years and their dough was good. The perks weren't bad, either. I'll let you think about that.
My inspiration comes from anything; a sight, a sound, a smell, a neatly turned phrase I hear on TV or radio, kids playing in a park, or simply draw something from my real life and suddenly, I have a story!
You can also find me under my pen name, Garrett Carkos on Amazon.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

A Blog Tour and 5 ***** Book Review of Thunderstorm by Kelly Teti

                                              Thunderstorm by Mimi Foster
                                      A Blog Tour and 5 ***** Book review by Kelly Teti


Suddenly finding herself the sole caregiver for her aging grandmother, advertising executive, Jeni Jenkins, accepts her best friend's offer to leave Nana in a beautiful Colorado Victorian cottage surrounded by friends and a competent nursing staff. Jeni expects to take care of her thriving New York business and be able to visit frequently. 

Setting off sparks every time he and Jeni get near each other, sumptuous local contractor, Miles Jeffries, makes it clear that short-term, long-distance relationships will never be part of his life. As much as she captivates him, he categorically refuses to pursue any suggested entanglements with this zany woman who has no intention of sticking around. But what’s really preventing him from becoming emotionally involved with this unexpectedly enchanting temptress? 

With a genuine fondness for Nana, Miles keeps Jeni up-to-date on the sometimes funny, sometimes poignant situations happening in the Colorado high country. Jeni’s worked hard for the remarkable success she now enjoys, but there’s an emptiness in her life with everyone she loves so far away. 

A quick-reading, contemporary romantic escape, readers will enjoy the banter and undeniable sexual attraction between Jeni and Miles. 



Jeni Jenkins is a go getter who runs a successful business with a tight schedule and no time for anything! Until tragedy strikes and she becomes the sole caregiver to her Grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and is forced to make life choices that will have a huge impact on both of their futures! But with the help of her best friend Jordan and Miles Jeffries her world begins to shift and change in ways that she never expected in a million years!

I read this book without reading the other 2 in the series and I was able to read it without missing a beat...thats how well it was written! Once I started reading...I was hooked on all of the little twists and turns in the story and the dynamics of the characters. I love the chemistry between Jeni and Miles...its like you can feel it while your visualizing the images n your head. Jeni is a strong character but smart and rational in her decision making. Jordan is a great character with a huge heart and tons of love and support for her family and friends. The dedication that these two girls have to each other is completely unbreakable and similar to that of sisters. I especially loved the devotion that was shown towards Jeni˚s Grandmother (Nana) by each of the characters. Nana is a feisty woman with a lot of spirit and a little bit of mystery to her. She will make you laugh at times and shake your head a little at the things that she does.
This was truly a book so wroth an all nighter! I will definitely be adding the rest of the series to my reading list so that I can get to know the characters even better!!


Mimi is a fifth-generation Floridian who grew up all over the country but considers St. Petersburg, Florida, her hometown. Having lived in Colorado for more than four decades, her greatest achievement in life is her five daughters, who have now given her five grandchildren to spoil. Blessed with being married to her best friend, she loves to write about chance encounters that change lives for the better. In addition to being an incurable romantic, Mimi is an award-winning Realtor, as well as a blogger and photographer. 

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