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June 9, 2016

So this is my new blog.  On here I will review all the books I read.  Right now, nearly all my reviews can be found on Goodreads. As I continue to work on this blog I will sort and add my older reviews into categories. I am looking forward to this project as this is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I love to read and I love to write.  So I hope you will visit this blog from time to time and watch it grow.

Christine

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Release Blitz ~ Dirty ~ by Michelle Horst

 

Title: Dirty 
Author: Michelle Horst 
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Designer: RBA Designs
 
 

 

 

 

 
Degraded. Ravaged. Dirty 

I fuck. It’s all I’m good for.
People pay thousands just to have a taste of me.
I have to obey for the sake of my brother. As long as I’m the perfect slave, David remains safe.

A life of depravity and cruelty is all I’ve ever known … until her. 

I might be damaged, but I’m not destroyed. I crave revenge for what was done to me. I have a need to kill, to feel their lifeless blood dripping from my fingers.

But I also crave her. She makes me feel. She makes me want. I just have to make her see me. The man. The fighter.

Freedom. No one is ever truly free. She doesn’t want to enslave me, but damn, I’ll willingly be a slave to her heart.

When my past threatens to take her from me, revenge and wrath burn hot through me.

She’s not just worth living for. She’s worth killing for.

** A Stand Alone Romance. Not recommended if you don’t enjoy dark romance with sensitive scenes. +18 Only ** 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fractured. Unwanted. Filthy. 

I’m only good for sex. That’s what I’ve been trained for my whole life. I’m a puppet. I only know how to be your perfect fantasy. It’s the only life I’ve ever known … until him. 

I’ve been replaced, discarded like trash. Beaten, damaged, treated like an animal, I’m forced to leave the only home I’ve ever known.

With a warped perception of what life is really like, no dignity, and no one to call my own, I’m on the verge of giving up. 

But then he saves me. For the first time in my life I’m given a choice. I can stay and have a purpose again, or I can leave and face the unknown on my own.

I choose to stay. I choose to belong. I choose to become something more than damaged goods.

Hope. It’s the one thing that kept me going. At first I hoped that I would be the perfect slave, but now I hope to be the perfect woman. He’s my damaged hero.

I want him to see me. The woman. The survivor.

He gives me strength. But all I want is his heart.

** A Stand Alone Romance. Not recommended if you don’t enjoy dark romance with sensitive scenes. +18 Only ** 
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle Horst is a Bestselling Romance Author who likes her books hot, dirty, and with a touch of darkness. She loves an alpha hero who is not scared to fight for his woman.  

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Cover ~ AIM ~ by LP Dover

Title: AIM
Series: A Circle of Justice Novel
Author: LP Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense Standalone
Release Date: August 7, 2017



*~* STANDALONE NOVEL *~*
When someone asks what I do for a living, I answer it plain and simple . . . I’m a hunter. I hunt the dregs of society and I’m very damn good at it.
I’m Ian Chandler, FBI agent and a member of the Circle of Justice, an organization of justice seeking vigilantes. My mission is to solve a string of ‘accidental’ hiking deaths occurring around my Wyoming town. When Grace Myers –a woman who’s been missing for days –shows up on my land, it turns out she’s the key to it all. Someone is hunting her, and I make it my duty to keep her safe.

However, the deeper I get into the case, the more dangerous it becomes; especially, now that I’ve fallen for the woman I have to protect. If hunting is the game, I won’t fail. I always hit my mark.
My phone rang and I thought it’d be Bryce, but it wasn’t. “What can I do for you, Chief?”

 

Colton Myers was the chief of police back in Wyoming. His call wasn’t unusual, because they often called me and my brothers when there were cases the local PD couldn’t solve. “I need your help,” he replied, his voice shaking.

 

 

The cab driver pulled up to the airport entrance and I passed him a wad of bills before getting out. “What’s going on? I’m about to get on a flight to head home.”

 

 

“Good. I’ll drop these files off with Reed, so you can see them when you get back.”

 

 

The din of the bustling city made it hard to hear him, but I could tell he was distraught. “Files for what?”

 

 

He sighed heavily. “You know how there’ve been missing hikers in Montana?”

 

 

“Yeah, I saw something about it before I left for New York.” It wasn’t uncommon for tourists to sway from the hiking trails or test their limits by doing stupid shit. Most of those people found themselves dead. I liked to climb the cliffs, but I was good at it.

 

 

“We’re missing people here too,” Colton confessed.

 

 

“It happens every year. Why does this case shock you?” I’d been gone for three weeks, so I hadn’t even paid attention to what was going on in Wyoming.

 

 

He huffed angrily. “About three weeks ago, eight men supposedly went missing in our mountains. Just this morning, I couldn’t get a hold of Grace. Her boss also called me and said she never showed up at their meeting last night. Her car is still at the hotel. It’s like she disappeared.”

 

 

“You’ve got to be shitting me,” I growled low.

 

 

Grace was his daughter and a good friend of mine. Hell, I’d wanted to be more than that for quite some time. I only held back from pursuing her out of respect for her father. She was one of the most beautiful women I’d ever known.

 

 

“Please, Ian. I have to find her.”

 

 

Hurrying through the doors, impatience flooded through my veins. “We’ll find her, if it’s the last thing I do . . . I swear.”

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.


She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.

Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.


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Cover Reveal ~ Potion Perfect ~ by Billie Dale

Title: Potion Perfect
Author: Billie Dale
Genre: 2nd Chance Romance / RomCom
Release Date: August 18, 2017

 

She fled here to start over, reinvent herself. Running has its perks. She learned that when she met him, fell for him, then used that same skill to run from him.

She was smart, a seventeen-year-old college sophomore. A viral photo made her trusting and naïve heart more cautious until an old gypsy made her believe love might be possible.

As her friendship bloomed with Kohl, deeper feelings followed. But the basketball star and the geek only ends well in a fairy tale. He crushed her heart and showed her that everything she thought she believed and trusted was a complete lie. He was a lie.

She made many mistakes over the years, but the biggest was seeing Kohl Black again.

Her beauty stunned him, but what was inside owned him.

Being a star basketball player and a part of campus royalty, you have certain expectations. Expectations he couldn’t give a damn about when he finally spoke to her. 

He wanted her back then just as much as he wants her now.


He didn’t get a chance to fight for them before. Now, nothing will stand in the way of getting Tensanne Craig back into his arms.

 

A stay at home mother of four who loves to read, blog, and write. Billie Dale is from a small blip of a town in no where Indiana. When she doesn’t have her nose buried in a book or glued to a keyboard she can be found cuddled up with her amazing husband of 14 years, loving on her sweet, sweet grandbaby or cheering for her kids sports.

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Release ~ The Beard Made Me Do It ~ by Lani Lynn Vale


Title: The Beard Made Me Do It
Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC Series #5
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2017
Cover Mode: Jacob Wilson
Photographer: Furious Fotog


He’s only a friend. 

Those words had haunted him from the moment Jessie James had heard them muttered from the one girl, above all others, that he thought had his back. 


Sixteen years later, he still feels those words like a brand on his soul. 


Lucky for him he has a son to take care of, a full-time job that demands every single second of the day, and not a single moment to spare for the likes of a woman that won’t stand up for him when he needs her the most. 


He’s only a friend. 


The words had slipped out of Ellen’s mouth, and before she could recall them or better yet, explain, Jesse is gone from her life for good, taking her heart with him. 


She tries to find her way out of the pit of despair, but not one single person, no matter how much she tries, can fill the void that he left in his wake. Time heals all wounds. Or at least that is how the saying goes. It’s a crock of crap, though.


Sixteen years pass when Jessie and Ellen see each other again without the influence of the town and bad memories surrounding them, and it’s as if not a single day has passed. 


Ellen knows the instant that her eyes see her old love that she’s still just as much in love with him today as she was all those years ago.

The problem is that Jesse wants nothing to do with her. Or at least that’s what he keeps telling himself.









 

“The want, the need, the passion, the drama and ohhhh THE HAWT ALPHA MC MALE, and look he is on the cover of this book!!! lol Goodness this book gave me the feels and I would love for this book to go on and on…lol” – iScream Books

“The Dixie Warden Rejects MC or as I call it the Bearded MC series just keeps getting better and better and leaves us yearning for more in the end.” – Smashly Bookalicous Reviewing Chicks

“If you like second chance romances packed with emotion, drama, and action you will definitely want to read this one.” – Cat’s Guilty Pleasures

 

 











I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.












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Release Blitz ~ Broken Lyric (Meltdown Series #2) ~ by RB Hilliard

Title: Broken Lyric
Series: Meltdown Series #2
Author: RB Hilliard
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Rock
Release Date: June 28, 2017

5 Stars from Rox Reads – “Nash Bostwick has left me clutching my heart and has earned 5 amazing stars from me.”


5 Stars from Author Freya Barker – “Broken Lyric is a poignant and haunting ballad by RB Hilliard, and needs to be experienced!”


5 Stars from Whynter Raven – “WOW!! I dont think I put this book down. RB had on the edge of my seat the whole time. I can’t wait for book three.”

Nash Bostwick is the sexy, playboy lead guitarist of the world renowned band, Meltdown. He doesn’t do love, because love only leads to pain.

Then he meets Rowan…
Rowan Burns is running. Her secrets are deep and her past is deadly. She doesn’t have time for love, nor does she want it.Then she meets Nash…

When Nash and Rowan finally take a chance on love, a family tragedy threatens to derail Nash’s career. In his search for answers he pushes Rowan away.

By the time Nash realizes what he’s done, it might just be too late…

RB Hilliard lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. Her love of the written word led her to pursue a degree in English and later a career as an academic language therapist. In 2012 she took a break from teaching and began writing her first novel, His End Game. Hilliard has published five books in her MMG Series, as well as Utterly Forgettable, a romantic comedy and Fractured Beat, the first in her Meltdown Series.

 

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Release Blitz ~ Blue Velvet (UltraViolence Book Two) ~ by Natalie Bennett


Title: Blue Velvet
Series: UltraViolence Book Two
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance

Release Date: June 28, 2017

Blue Velvet
Noun-Slang
-An illicit drug taken by vein.


Secrets.

Deceit.

Lust.

And bloodshed.

This is their happily ever after.

*A/N*

Blue Velvet is book two of two in the UltraViolence duet. This is a full-length novel.

->Trigger warning(s)<-
Gore, dub/non-consent, violence, lots of sex, lots of F-bombs, and death.
This will have a non-traditional HEA. 😉

 

A Woman & Her Books “BlueVelvet is a fast paced, thrilling, hot read.”

 


Between the Bookends “It had twists and turns that will leave your head spinning.”


Natalie Bennett has always been an avid fan of all things dark and twisted, so it only made sense for her to write what she loves. She brings to life unapologetic antiheroes you love to hate and strong heroines who refuse to be broken.Natalie writes Dark and Twisty Erotica with romantic elements. She doesn’t censor her writing and let’s her stories tell themselves. If you pick up one of her books expecting a typical HEA, you won’t find one.


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Review ~ Rodeo Cowboy ~ by Teresa Gabelman

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Rodeo Romance 

by

Teresa Gabelman

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

Publication:  June 22nd 2017

Read:  June 1st 2017

Kindle Edition:  87 pages

Standalone

POV:  Third-person perspective (mostly by heroine)

Genres:  Romance

Synopsis:

Jake McCabe had one rule. Never date a client. Trisha Summers had a new rule. Never date a man again. Rules were meant to be broken.

 

 

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My Review:

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars to Rodeo Romance by Teresa Gabelman.

Jake and Trisha…….

Why is it that all the sweetest romances are so short?

Rodeo Romance was an adorable, short, sexy story of love and trust.

Jake McCabe, a former rodeo cowboy, now spends his days working on the family dude ranch. Jake is smitten as soon as he lays eyes on ranch guest, Trisha Summers. Unfortunately, he does not mess around with ranch guests. At least he never has before. Not surprisingly, Jake finds it difficult to keep his distance when it comes to Trisha. Especially after working alongside each other everyday.

Trisha is trying to enjoy her time on the ranch despite it not being the fancy resort her friend believed it was. It turns out a vacation at a working ranch, where you are actually working, is just what Trisha needed. She is trying to forget a past relationship with an abusive ex. Fortunately that becomes easy to do when all she can think about is a certain sexy cowboy.

Although Rodeo Romance is a very short, predictable read with low angst, Jake and Trish do have a couple of hurdles they need to get over in order to find their HEA. There is a sweet ending alongside an even sweeter grand gesture by Jake.

This is the second book I read by this author, both recently, and I look forward to reading more.

This is my honest and unbiased review.

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Review ~ Beauty In Winter (Beauty #4) ~ by Alexa Riley

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Beauty In Winter (Beauty #4)

by

Alexa Riley

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Publication:  April 20th 2017

Read:  June 2nd 2017

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Series:  Beauty Series (Multi Author)

Synopsis:

Fiona Lamb has lost everything, and her only option is to work for a reclusive billionaire to get back the one thing that’s most important to her.

Reid Gold has been cursed. He’s the alpha shifter, but he’s unable to change into his wolf and lead his pack. But one scent of his mate and everything changes.

Warning: This beauty and the beast-inspired story is quick, filthy, and over-the-top alpha. Hold on to your Kindles because Reid’s inner beast finally gets to come out and play.

 

 

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My Review:

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars to Beauty In Winter (Beauty #4) by Alexa Riley.

Fiona and Reid…….

What an adorable story this was! Once again we are gifted with a short, sexy, erotic tale featuring a sweet innocent heroine and an over-the-top possessive, alpha hero.

As good as the story was, it had the potential to be awesome if only it were longer. I loved the trope of beauty meets beast. And the premise of this story had an additional twist of paranormal. Who doesn’t love a sexy, alpha wolf shifter?

If you read the blurb, which I assume you have, you already know that Reid is cursed. What you don’t know is that he has isolated himself away from his pack. Only when the curse is broken can Reid take his rightful place and lead his pack. This is what he believes.

Fiona is the key to Reid’s happiness. In all the ways that matter she was made for him. Since this book is so short, only 60 pages, I won’t say anything more. I wouldn’t want to spoil the story for you.

I will say, however, that I really liked it. Yes it was classic AR style with an over-the-top hero. Yes it was cheesy but those are just some of the aspects I love in AR books the most.

Beauty In Winter is book four in this multi-author series inspired by the story of “Beauty and the Beast.” I hope to read the other books in this series as well.

This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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Release Blitz ~ Fate (Killarny Brothers) ~ by Gisele ST. Claire

 

Title: Fate 
Author: Gisele St. Claire 
Genre: Romance 
 
 
 
 
PeteThe Killarny Estate is getting ready for the Waters Derby. I
still remember little Sara Waters and how she’d grabbed and kissed me
in the barn on the Waters property when she was 10 years old. The last
time I’d seen her I’d been with my ex-wife, Kelly. The only good thing
out of that marriage had been my 12-year-old daughter. I haven’t had a
solid relationship since.
When Sara shows up at the ranch to tell me that her dad isn’t letting the Killarny’s enter the derby, that we’re doing
something
illegal, well let’s just say, I didn’t take it very well. There’s no
way in hell we’re not going, and no way in hell I can stay away from
that hot, little body.

Sara

My father’s instructions were
clear – tell the Killarny’s they can’t race. Our families have history
and I refuse to tell them over the phone, so I’ll drive to the Estate to
tell them in person. But Pete Killarny refuses to accept my dad’s
decision. Who am I supposed to believe: the father who’s cared for me
all my life or the hot cowboy I’ve loved since I was 10 years old?

If fantasies involving hay lofts give you a thrill, along with the thought of a family of HOT brothers, read on…

 
 
 

 

 

 
If you’re into quick, hot and sexy erotica romance with a twist then you’ve found the right gal!
 I love staying up late and watching my characters come to life on paper.

 

 

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