Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Preacher's Daughter ~ Shelly Morgan

Title: The Preacher's Daughter
Series: Rough Riders MC #1
Author: Shelly Morgan
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: March 27, 2018 Publisher: Crave Publishing Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Designs
I’ve always been the preacher’s daughter, their perfect little angel. 
But I won’t be their angel anymore. It’s time for me to live my own life.
Little did I know I was stepping straight out of my safe dream…into a nightmare.
The only one who can save me now is a man my daddy calls a devil—a criminal with a leather jacket and tattoos. 
But he makes my heart beat…makes me feel alive.
No matter how strong he is, though, hell will claim me again.
She’s too good to be true—too good for a man like me. 
But I knew the first time I saw her, I needed to claim her and make her my own.
There are men evil enough to hurt the innocent, defile the sacred, like my Angel. 
Those men must die.
I’ve already saved her once. I’ll gladly go to hell and back to do it again.

Angel (Angelica) is just what the title says; the Preachers daughter. Not that she likes being told how to dress, how to wear her hair, which college she is to attend, but as accustom to her upbringing she respects her parents enough to obey their wishes. Until she doesn't. 

Torq was following his own orders that fateful night, but they were far from the ones sweet Angelica were use to. He is the Sergeant at Arms of a MC who is going to show someone what happens when you don't respect those you do dealings with who don't always walk the right side of the law.

This being the first book from this author I've read I can say it won't be the last. I really like her writing style. The story flowed great. The characters were well described and not over produced, if you will. I can say the transformation of Angelica to Angel was kinda stretchy for the imagination when you think of how she grew up, but I suppose it could happen. Also, be prepared for some pretty dark subject matter as you get into the last half of this story. It had me tearing up a couple times when you realize just how desperate a soul can be when its suffocating in the dark. The ONLY thing I wished the author would've done differently about this book was add more to the ending. Meaning, to me I felt it ended slightly abruptly and wished she would've done an epilogue of the ending so we knew all were truly okay. But I'm sure in book 2 both Angel and Torq will have a showing so I'll get it then. All in all I give it 5 stars and I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.

I grew up in a small town in Iowa. I have 2 older sisters and amazing parents. Growing up, I was always a daddy’s girl, hanging out with him in the garage, fishing, and building stuff. I loved to play softball and swimming, but reading, telling stories, and writing were my passion, even at a young age. I took a break from writing for a while, but you could always find me with a book in my hand.
I have three children – two boys and a girl. They are my whole world. Even when I’m having the worst day ever, they brighten up my day and make me smile.
A few years ago, there was this story that would always play out in my head and no matter how many times I went through it, from beginning to end, it would never fade. So I decided to put it on paper. I didn’t plan on publishing it, but when it was almost done, a friend asked to read it. She said it was a story that needed to be shared. And that’s what started my writing career.
I love all genres of books, and even though I started with writing MC Romance, I have a whole book of ideas, so you can expect more from me than just MC, though romance is in my blood.
Even though I currently work two jobs, my ultimate dream is to become a full time author. I want to be able to spend my days filling pages with stories. I want to be the reason people find a reason to smile or laugh from lines on a page. Reading a book allows me to live in someone else’s shoes, even if only for a few minutes. It’s a way to leave my life and troubles behind and I want to be help others do that as well.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Breech's Fall, D.D. Galvini ~ Tour

Title: Breech's Fall
Series: Devils Wind MC
Author: D.D. Galvani
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2018
“I would totally recommend this book (and series!) to anyone who loves MC romances, bad boys that are really big teddy bears, and strong leading ladies!” ~ Amazon Review
“D.D. Galvani once again delivers a book that had me completely hooked and unable to put it down.” ~ Amazon Review
From the moment Jiji steps foot inside the Devil's Wind clubhouse, Breech can't get her out of his head. She's beautiful, smart and sassy-all things that drive Breech's need to its breaking point. But she's not for him. She's his best friend Fighter's little sister. He can't hit it and quit it with Jiji, like he does the others. Either he's all in or Fighter will have his balls.
Jiji knows exactly what kind of man Breech is and no matter what kind of fire he sets off in her lady parts, she has no intentions of getting mixed up with him and becoming another one, of the many women, he leaves in his wake. She has goals she's working towards and the world of bikers doesn't fit in with what she has planned.
But when trouble comes knocking and Jiji finds herself in a terrifying situation, it's Breech and the Devil's Wind that must step in to save her. She just hopes they make it in time.

The connection between Breech and Jiji from book one has carried over into this latest installment of the series. Both are strong minded people so when they combine, it's like a super force. I liked the plot of this story and I think it was not so over the top that it couldn't be believable like many books out there today. The only thing I wish this author (or more importantly, her editor) would do is not end so many comments between two characters with the persons name that is being spoken too. Let me give an example:

Sandra was giggling. "Fucking hell Jiji, you didn't."
Smiling, I said, "I sure as shit did."
Sandra leaned forward, hanging on every word. "So, what happened, what did he say? Jeez, don't stop now, Jiji."

Maybe it's just me who picks up on these subtle nuances, but always using a persons name while speaking seems a bit over the top.

Anyhoo, I liked it and I give it 4 stars. I was also given this book as an ARC for an honest review.
D.D. Galvani was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She moved to Florida in 2002 and lives there today with her husband of 37 years. She has two children and one beloved grand daughter whom she spoils as much as she can. She is an avid reader and crafter and decided to put those two loves together and Swag by NaNa was born. After working around author’s for a few years, she asked a couple to look at a story she had written and was blown away that they liked it. They pushed her to finish it and her first novel Fighter’s Claim, an MC romance came to be. She writes strong alpha males and sassy intelligent women. Welcome to her world!