Thursday, June 30, 2016

Five Reasons You Should Totally Read the Lost Kings MC Series by Autumn Jones Lake





If you're familiar with MC books but not with the Lost Kings MC series by Autumn Jones Lake, you have no idea what you're missing out on! People are saying it's the love child of Sylvia Day's Crossfire series and Sons of Anarchy. I'll admit, I haven't read the Crossfire series, but I have seen SOA and well, LOKI is so much better. Let me give you five reasons why.


#1. The writing style. Yes, it's important because what I noticed is that, more and more MC books try to be the grittiest out there; every book is trying to be the dirtiest, with the biggest shock factor. Which is why so many of them fail. Before you say I'm being subjective, let me tell you that I've heard countless other readers complain about this. But the LOKI books aren't so much about the shock factor, but about being as realistic as possible. Hope and Rock are complicated; their relationship is complicated and it's not one to be wrapped up in a bow, hence why it spans three books, not one. But you're pulled in because the writing is that good, and you keep on turning the pages, to see what happens next. 

Which leads me to...

#2. Twists and turns, baby. So many of them, you're left reeling. No, there's not a lot of drama, but just the right amount. Hope's a lawyer, Rock's an MC president. What do you think, roses, unicorns and fairies? Nope. None of them. Real factor, remember? 

#3. The men. The LOKI MC members. You won't find two characters alike. Sure, they have things in common, like their love of breaking society's rules but following the MC's; their love of just riding their motorcycles and loving their women and protecting them, fiercely. Loyalty. Brotherhood. One's more hotheaded than the other; one's bigger and badder; a couple are laid back, and then you have the man-whores. But you can't help but love them all.

#4. The women. Hope and Trinity are so different, they grew up in different circumstances; led totally different lives. Yet their lives meet, at one point and the love they have for their bikers, their family binds them together. We see both of them grow, with each page, with each book. I can't tell you how hard it is for me to find a female character that I love.

#5. Wrath. Wyatt 'Wrath' Ramsey deserves to be a reason because I swear, he's perfect. He's this big, bad, gruff biker that scares the hell out of everyone. He's a fighter - both literally and figuratively. He's a beast. But with Trinity, he's the exact opposite and you can't help but melt whenever you're reading a scene about the two of them. Yes, their book was one hell of a ride - you can say it was the ugly side of the fairy tale - but the HEA started for them and I hope to read more about them soon. 


There you go, I hope these will make you curious. They're too awesome not to be read. I'm grateful that Shanda convinced me to try book one. I was weary of MC books after a few fails. But you know it's a favorite series when you reread them and can't wait for the next one, even though it's going to kill you.

More Than Miles - coming soon


5 Reasons to Read the Cut & Run Series by Abigail Roux ~ By Stephanie GooglyEyes

5 Reasons You Should Read Cut & Run Series by Abigail Roux

Reason One
It’s Funny AS FUCK! Tyler Grady has some of THEE best one liners…EVER! Not to mention the goofy as hell shirts he wears and how he gives zero fucks what people say about them. He’s not your average alphabet! The situations they find themselves in in each book too are just so ridiculously funny. You will definitely be entertained reading this series.

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Reason Two
It’s Hot as HELL! The steam factor between Ty & Zane is off the charts HOT HOT HOT. Reverse cowboy, I’m just saying! ((sorry ya’ll, that’s not til book 6, but there’s plenty more in the meantime!!!))

"I love you too," he said. "Now let me pull my pants up, huh? You can't wear a hat with you junk hanging out."







Reason Three
Unforgettable characters. All of them! Not just Ty & Zane, but Nick & Kells, and Julian & Cam, Liam, Smith & Wesson ((the cats!)), and of course, Barnum. No one will EVER forget Barnum!!




Reason Four
Great Action. There is always something bound to happen to the guys that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Whether it’s mountain lions or a mole. Expect edge of your seat action and usually explosions.





Reason Five

The series may have a strong heat level, but make no mistake that it isn’t plot and storyline thick. Each book has a new adventure and new twists with the undertone of several unraveling twists throughout the entire series. ((Remember that mole I mentioned??)) This really is a well-rounded series and even though it is MM, I really think there is something for everyone in the series. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be holding on to the edge of your seat. Above all, you will be rooting for Ty and Zane!!


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cover Re-Reveal + Sale Pretty series by M. Leighton





The Pretty Series books by M. Leighton have pretty new faces and a pretty new price!  From June 29-July 6, each of the Pretty Series ebooks are on sale for ONLY 99 pennies!  Get your copies here:




She has also opened her store for the week, so you can get SIGNED PAPERBACKS with the new covers! 


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Five Reasons You Should Totally Read the Beneath Series by Meghan March





Okay, if you haven't heard of the awesome Meghan March and her equally awesome Beneath series, you are missing out. This is a fave of mine; I've been in love with these characters since I met them when reading Beneath This Ink. 


Five reasons you should read this series? Simon, Con, Lord, Titan, Rix and Hennessy. Okay, so six reasons. 

Kidding. 

But yes, #1. is the male characters from the series. They're big, bad and oh-so-hot! They're protective as heck, but not to the point of suffocating. Oh and they're dirty. Yummmm.

#2. The ladies! I love them! One's stronger than the other; each has a story that tugs at your heartstrings. Oh and they're no damsels in distress. Nope, they stand right by their men, equals and fearless. Bad. Ass. 

#3. The setting! It's New Orleans, a place I've wanted to visit since I read about it in Anne Rice's vampire books. Granted, this is the modern side of NOLA and a more realistic depiction.

#4. Story line. No recycled, each is unique, even though the guys and girls are strong, as I mentioned above. Tattoo artists, pawn shop owners, billionaires, cops. You name it, you've got it all. Diversity. 

#5. Writing style. Unique, yes, but it's the kind that pulls you in and there's no way you are ever bored. There's always a twist, something unexpected that will happen. 


So, there you have it, five reasons why you should pick up this series, meet the characters and fall in love with them. And if you ever get the chance to meet Meghan at a signing, do so! She's the sweetest and kindest! Yes, I have a girl-crush on her. She wrote two of my fave book boyfriends. Or three. Four. You get the picture. 

P.S. Meghan JUST started writing book 6 and, I swear, she writes so fast, you may want to catch up on the series before it comes out!




 

Release Blitz - Dark Mafia Prince by Annika Martin

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 Don’t look at me like that. So trusting. Like you think I’m not a monster. Like I won’t wrap your hair in my fist and bend you to my will. Like I won’t sacrifice you, piece by piece, to save my brother. I’m the most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have because every time you look at me, you see somebody good. That friend who died. And when you look at me like that, I die again.
 
Mira I spent years making myself invisible. A good girl, apart from the noise.
Then you came back, beautiful and deadly in your Armani suit. Don’t look at me like you still know me, you say. But I remember your smile and those sunny days. Before they lowered your small casket into the ground. Before they told us the prince was dead.
 
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Release Blitz & Review - Beautifully Decadent by L.A. Fiore

 
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Beautifully Decadent by L.A. Fiore 

Contemporary Romance 

Released: June 28, 2016


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Avery Collins has just landed her dream job, pastry chef for the posh-Manhattan restaurant, Clover. Her new boss, Trace Montgomery, even helped with securing her an affordable place to live: a beautifully restored carriage house owned by his friend, Rafe McKenzie—a man that makes her catch her breath and stirs her imagination. Trouble is, he's involved with someone, his father is being released after 25 years in prison and Avery is just his tenant. Exploring the attraction that sizzles whenever they're together would be the icing on the cake, but Avery knows all too well that you can't have everything. Of course, what's cake without icing?

 Rafe McKenzie's world shattered at nine when his father Liam—the only parent he knew—was arrested and convicted for armed robbery. Growing up in the system, Rafe managed to survive his childhood and now has a job he enjoys, a house he's restoring and a tight circle of friends. He's even working on reconciling with his dad, both eager to put the past in the past.

 Happy for the income a tenant would bring, Rafe agrees to rent his carriage house to Clover's new pastry chef. When Avery Collins pulls up his drive, she's not at all what he's expecting. Funny, sexy and as sweet as her desserts, it doesn't take long for things between them to heat up. Just when it seems as if they'll have their cake and eat it too, the past comes back with deadly intent leaving Rafe to figure out who's pulling the strings before his world shatters again.


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4.5 STARS
This was my first L.A. Fiore book and it won’t be my last. This was a pretty fantastic read in my opinion. It was sweet, sexy, fun, and had a nice suspense plot through it. It is definitely for lovers of goofball heroines and hunky alpha male heroes.

Avery Collins is going after her dream job; the pastry chef at Clover. The owner Trace (the hero from book one) is blown away by her interview and hires her. Avery is also trying to find a place to live so she doesn’t have to commute and Trace quickly puts her in touch with his friend Rafe McKenzie. Rafe has a carriage house on his property for rent and Avery soon moves in.

I seriously loved Avery, I mean really loved her. She was so funny and adorable and I want to be her friend. She is awkward, funny, and as Rafe calls her; a goof. Avery is instantly smitten with Rafe and I can’t say I blame her. He is tall with long black hair and he is kind of aloof at first. SWOON!! There were so many cute scenes (tree climbing) that had me laughing. I particularly loved her drooling over Rafe (binocular stalking) and his friends. Rafe can’t help but be drawn to Avery and her adorable ways and they slowly fall for each other. I liked the pacing of their romance because you kind of fell in love with them as they were falling in love. Avery hasn’t really put much effort into finding a guy because of her career but she does want to find her HEA. Rafe has had a sad upbringing and isn’t really looking for love either but he doesn’t stand a chance with Avery.

All of the side characters were fabulous. I definitely plan to go back and read book one and two in the series to catch up on the other couples. I loved Avery’s relationship with her sister and they were hilarious. I also loved Rafe’s father and was happy he got a second chance.

This was just a fun slow burn romance that had me laughing and kept a smile on my face until the end. Bonus, this book made me hungry and the illustrations were really cool. Well Done!




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L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including: Beautifully Damaged, Waiting for the One and A Glimpse of the Dream. She's also the social secretary for her two children, a tamer of ill-mannered cats, the companion to one awesome dog and married to her best friend. She likes her wine red, her shrimp chilled and her social gatherings small and intimate.



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Release Blitz + Review Rake's Redemption, Wind Dragons MC series by Chantal Fernando



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In New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando’s latest novel in the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series, Rake—baddest of the bad boys—gets his own romance at last!



Rake is known for being up for anything, in and out of the bedroom. He’s wild, he’s deadly, yet quick with a joke or a stolen kiss. Known as the player of the WDMC, he loves women, the more the merrier. However, behind his womanizing fa├žade, Rake hides the pain of losing his first love, Bailey. He hasn’t loved anyone since, and doesn’t think he ever will.




Seven years after their split, Rake and Bailey run into each other at the MC’s favorite club. Old wounds resurface, secrets are spilled...and passionate feelings are awakened. But they’ve each done things to hurt the other, hurt them too badly to get over it—haven’t they? Only when Bailey’s connection to Rake puts her in danger from another Club member does he realize that there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her—and claim her as his once again.














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I have always liked Ms. Fernando's books but I'm declaring this series my fave of hers and in general. You really can't find that many good MC books anymore but the Wind Dragon MC series and a few others are the exception to the rule, thank God!

That being said, I've loved the series and the characters ever since I first read Dragon's Lair when it was still indie published. I was so happy to hear it was picked up by a publisher and that there will be more books in the series!

While my favorite will always be Dragon's Lair, I really liked Rake's Redemption too. Just like the other books in the series, it has an alpha biker - only, Rake is the biggest womanizer, the biggest man-whore of them all, sleeping with any willing female - and a strong heroine. You have got to love a strong heroine and our Bailey is that and more. She used to be a part of Rake's past, a painful part and because of a terrible misunderstanding - and them not being mature enough - they went their separate ways, only to cross paths again, years later, when they were both changed. Or, maybe not as much as they thought.

So alpha hero, strong heroine, awesome side characters, a drop of drama, hot and kinky scenes = this book. Oh and sweetness. There were some sweet and funny moments too.

I'm giving it 4.5 - 5 stars and I do recommend it to any MC book lover. Or to a newbie, one that has never read one before. If you want to pop that cherry, may as well do it with this series! I want to thank the author and publishers for the copy given in exchange for my honest review. 


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Chantal Fernando is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose novels include two books in the Maybe series—Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around; and her latest releases, Toxic Girl and Saxon. When not reading, writing, or daydreaming, she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family. She lives in Western Australia.





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