Monday, May 27, 2013

Samantha Young COVER REVEAL!!!

Welcome to our very first cover reveal! We are really excited about this opportunity because it involves an incredibly talented author. Samantha Young is one of our favorite authors here on this blog. We always get excited to see a new book from her. And this is no exception. Her newest book, Into the Deep is slated for release on August 20th 2013 in ebook & paperback

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance by Penny Reid

Book Description:

There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn't know how to knit.

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can't refuse.

Kiss This by Hadley Quinn

Book Description:

(This book includes mature content, including sex and language)

22-year-old Camryn Jacobs lost the love of her life once and vows to never kiss another guy unless she's in love with him. When she meets Teague, their attraction to one another is off the charts, and for the first time in two years, she wants to disregard her rule.

But Camryn makes a bet that he can't go just one week without kissing her. She's protecting her own fragile heart, but her wit and smart mouth end up driving Teague crazy.

When Teague is equally skilled at her challenge, their friendship turns complicated. He's not at all what she assumed, and he makes her feel things she never expected to feel. But sharing her true reasons for the no-kiss bet hurts too much and she keeps him in the dark.

Teague has his own secrets to hide, starting with his last name. It's the reason he left town--to lick his wounds until he can piece his life back together. His time with Camryn proves that it might actually be possible, but with the threat of his family and his past ruining all that he's finally gained, can he really take that risk again?

Loving might be easy; learning to trust again could be too difficult to achieve...

Freaking Loved it!!

A sweet love story between two people who have heartaches and deceit to overcome. I absofreakinglutely loved this book. Sweet, funny, witty banter, lots of laugh out loud moments, family drama, secrets, overcoming old heartaches, sweet and sexy bedroom scenes, great supporting characters, awesome writing, awesome editing, a great ending that didn't leave me hanging! Camryn was an awesome leading lady who didn't take crap from anyone (this shows since she got at least two punches in, one in the beginning to a douche bag and one at the end to a biotch!) I loved that she wasn't afraid to speak her mind and when things got rough she didn't run away, she confronted Teague and they talked about it. The one and only time she did need space, it was for one night and she admitted she should have stayed to talk. It was nice to see this couple work together to make things work and the drama in this book didn't come from them but rather surrounded them from family and other people and certain situations. Teague was a sweet guy with just the right touch of bad boy. He had a hard time trusting people after some of those dramatic people / situations (previously mentioned) but when he met Camryn he saw something in her that made him feel like he could start to learn to trust again. I liked that their romance wasn't one of insta love and it took time and they built on it. Yes, it was a shorter courtship but the way the author wrote it, the pace was very nicely done! I'll admit I was a little weary of the length and how the story would go being so long, but it totally worked. I seriously couldn't put it down. The funny thing was, I didn't want to read this at first. I only picked it up to buddy read with a friend for moral support. I ended up finishing it in two days and I'm pretty sure she decided to wait on it! LOL (Oh well, her loss ;)) This one is for sure going on my favorites shelf and I can't wait to see what else this author has in store!

Teague took the stick from her hand and drew a heart around their names. He pulled his phone out of his pocket and took a picture of it. "You tell anyone I did something that sappy, I'll throw you in the ocean to never be found."

Camryn "Kiss This" Jacobs & Teague Chandler McCallan

A few casting pics :

Camryn and Teague kissing in the rain

Teague teaching Camryn how to surf.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Review: Knight & Stay (Knight #2) by Kitty French

Book Description: 

Sophie black has turned her back on both her cheating husband and her sexy, enigmatic boss Lucien Knight. When she hits rock bottom, she finds herself drawn back into Lucien's glamorous no strings, high stakes world of intensely erotic encounters.

Bold and beautiful, Lucien is a walking, talking Viking sex god-the ultimate rebound guy. His is a seductive world of pleasure without limits or commitment, but can Sophie's already bruised heart survive his strictly no ties rule?

When her husband returns with his tail between his legs, Sophie is faced with the toughest decision of her life. How does she choose between the man she vowed to love forever and the man who she hadn´t planned on loving at all?

Knight & Stay is a star-crossed romantic adventure that spans the globe from Paris to the glittering artic northern lights, a sexual odyssey of love and lust that changes the lives of everyone involved forever.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Review: Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire

Book Description: 


Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Something disturbing this way comes...

It has recently come to our attention that author Kendall Grey has taken to the internet to bash her own books as well as the people reading those books. Needless to say, we're not okay with this.

I'm pretty open about what books I read. I don't care if it's a clean book or a naughty (ie. hot) erotic book. As long as there's a story there, one I want to read, then I'll read it.

But there are some things I can't stand. The actions by author Kendall Grey is one of those things. Lately, when people write negative reviews they have been getting bullied by disagreeing readers or friends of the authors. This is not ok. Most people I know, and have talked to, hate writing negative reviews. But not all books work for all people. And all of my friends on GR go to great lengths to not bash the author when they state what didn't work for them in the book. Don't readers deserve the same respect? Just because they don't like a particular book, or have issues with an aspect of the book is no reason to belittle them. They paid for your book. You're profiting from them reading it. Most readers keep the books they read. I don't know many that automatically return a book they didn't like. Even if they didn't like the book, most write a review that will help others understand why they rated it the way they did.

I don't pretend to be an author. But, I was a college student who had to write papers. Some long papers. Some that felt like they were the length of a novel. It's hard work. You pour everything into the project wanting a good reaction from it. The biggest difference is in college I'm getting graded instead of being paid.

But no matter what, you don't disrespect the people you are writing for. Ms. Grey could be the best author in the world but after her recent comments, I'll never be able to find out. If I tried to read her books, the only thing I would be able to think about is her opinion on GR members and her readers in general. 

I don't appreciate being called a "Goodreads motherfucker" by an author who can't seem to pull her head out of her ass.

( )

I'm sorry you feel that your Erotic Romance novel was a sell out and are so pissed off at the world that it did better than your UF trilogy did. Newsflash lady: Those "Goodreads motherfuckers" gave that trilogy you're so hard up about an average of 4 stars each. I'm not sure if you realize this or not, but that's A GOOD THING! So while you sit there and bash your readers, you should realize all you're doing is hurting yourself. While I can only speak for myself, I have noticed that the people of Goodreads stick together. We don't take kindly to others putting our own down. When a book is good, we spread the word and spread it far and loud. When a book is bad, well yeah that gets spread too. BUT, I have yet to read a review that is literally bashing the product Most of them are just giving the review reader an OPINION on said book and an explanation on why that particular person did not like it. And cliche and crude as it is, opinions are like ass holes. Everyone's got one. You'll never be able to please everyone. That is just a fact of life. There will always be someone out there who doesn't like your books. But on the flip side, there will also ALWAYS be someone out there who fucking loves them too! What works for one person will not always work for another. There are so many different genres out there and some just don't fit for everyone. So maybe you should take a breather and relish those fans that love your stuff and let the ones who don't roll off your back like a grown up. :-)

P.s. I'd also like to say that I won't be reading your books after your immature tirade either. So if you'd like to keep losing potential readers, keep up the craptastic attitude! 

To read more on this issue, check out these links:

A nice response as well as a posting of the author's rant:

A very eloquent response:

Author Lauren Dane's response:

For the full rant by Kendall Gray: 

Kendall Grey's farce of an apology:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

This Beautiful Thing (Young Love, #1) by Amanda Heath

Book Description:

Teagan Harper doesn’t have much experience with guys. Her twin brothers have made sure of that. Until one night at a college party she gives them the slip, finding herself in the arms of the most amazing guy she has ever met. Now she's on a mission to find him since she ran from his bed. And forgot to ask his name...

Declan Sage has had control over his entire life. But that is all about to change when the girl who ran out of his bed turns his life upside down. She is about to throw that control out the window. But he’s pretty sure that’s a good thing seeing as she stole his heart...**THIS IS A CONTEMPORARY NEW ADULT NOVEL NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE UNDER 17 FOR SEXUAL CONTENT AND LANGUAGE.

3.75 stars for keeping me interested even though I had a lot of issues with it...

This book is not at all what I thought it would be. Unfortunately, that is not a good thing. First, I apparently have the unedited version which is in serious need of repair. Second, at this point my biggest issue is the dialogue. Specifically, the guys. They sound like girls. No joke. There's a conversation between the main guy Declan and his bff, who also happens to be the LL's brother, Jaden, and for a second I thought it was Teagan and her roommate Grace talking. I'm serious. No offense, but this author did not in any way capture the manliness of two college football players talking man talk.

“Declan, I have known you a long time and not once have you expressed any kind of feeling that wasn't just what you wanted me to see. I can tell you’re uncomfortable talking about them and that’s cool. I just want you to know that I’m here for you,” he laughs under his breath and continues, “I know that is cheesy or whatever, but you are so controlled all the time that you aren't real with me a lot of the time. I know you have your brother but maybe you need someone outside of your family that knows about your parents to talk to. My family is crazy, too, and I know it can get overwhelming. Look, what I’m trying to say is that you don’t have to hide things from me. I care about you, you’re my bro. I’m a real friend to you, man. I don’t judge and I won’t put you down,” he finishes and gives me a pointed look.

At this point I was wondering if they had balls or a vajaja.... Just sayin.

On to the next issue. The cheese factor. Now, I'm all for romance and guys actually saying sweet things to the girls and not being total D-Bags but come on.

Teagan looked so beautiful last night. With her curly black hair wild and down, she looked like a goddess come to Earth to steal my mortality. If she is, then it is all hers. I wonder when I became such a pansy. I never used to think this way about girls. I don’t think I ever took Claire on such a romantic date as I did Teagan last night. I’m starting to think maybe who I was before I met Teagan was just a façade.

Another example

"I’m not in love, you dork, I just like her... a lot. She’s so beautiful and you can tell that she doesn't know it. When she looks at me it’s like I’m the only person in the world. She makes these sexy little moans while were making out.”

Yes it's nice but this isn't the only time this happens. I'm feeling very


And then, back to the girl *ahem* s'cuse me, guy talk, Here's a convo between the same girls *ahem* dudes talking about girls. Now I'm no guy, but I'm pretty sure this type of talk would get them kicked out of the Man Club:

“Sup, dude?” He asks when I step out of the bathroom. “Not much, just getting ready for a date.” I wave my hand in the direction of my desk chair as an invitation for him to sit down. “Shit, I’m sorry. I’ll say what I need to say and get out of your hair,” he states as he sits down in the chair. “I’m in need of some advice.” “Okay, so, there’s this girl. I’m no good with girls, so I have no idea what to say to her and I really like her. I’m just stuck. God, I’m sorry. Now, I’m babbling.”

Yeah, I think I made my point on that one.

I'll admit, I'm bi-polar on this one. While it may sound like I'm bashing this book, I'd like to clarify that I don't hate it. It has me cracking up in between gagging and the story line between Declan and Teagan (which I love the names of the characters btw) is actually a really good one. There's also her overprotective family who are great and then there's Declan's crazy psycho bitch of an ex-girlfriend to contend with. Also the waiting to see just how big it's gonna blow up in their faces when her brother(s) find out who she's dating. It's a great thing to anticipate. But the things that irk me are kinda big. Like how they talk like they have never met a contraction before and that's quite bothersome. I hate reading that in books. Especially college age characters that would NEVER talk like that IRL .

Then all of a sudden I'm like: Omg what the fuck! This book just did a complete 180!! First it's all hearts and gagging flowers then it's all serious face and tears. For a second there I though I had wasted all this time and wasn't getting my HEA! But luckily things came back around! So while there was a lot of 'issues' in this book for me, I did mostly enjoy it. The love story between Teagan and Declan was sweet, if not sickeningly so at times. They ended up going through something pretty traumatic* which caused the riff but were able to come back and make things right. There was a really great ending here that actually made up for a lot of the irritating factors. Except one thing. The side story of Jaden, Grace and Caden. I was really hoping to see the conclusion of that and was pissed that I didn't get to... Until I realized they're getting their own book! And yes, I will be reading it as soon as it's released! (Don't give me that look ) But still... Um, how the hell can the author keep us in suspense on secondary characters? Not cool man, not cool.

*I was gonna put this spoiler in the text above where it would make more sense but I felt the need to warn that A) it may be a touchy subject for some people (miscarriage) and B) it will give away part of the story twist** Ok all this time I have been goin on and on about how the guys in this book are more like girls and haven't really touched on Teagan. After her miscarriage she is a total bitch to Declan. I mean, he just finds out that the girl he loves lost their baby and she's yelling at him telling him she wants nothing to do with him like its his fault! Hello bitchy! You are the one who snuck in his room to seduce him when he told you he wasn't ready yet. (I know... he's a girl remember) Then they spend four months apart. I get she's dealing with a very traumatic loss but it irked me she never once stopped to consider what he might also be going through. ** I would also just like to say that I have never experienced this in my life and I thank God for that, and there is no way I can even imagine the pain such a loss is for a woman so I hope that my comments above do not offend any one who has had to deal with this in their life. If so I do apologize, as I meant no offense*

But on a lighter note, here's one of my favorite lines:
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Review: Unbeautifully (Undeniable #2) by Madeline Sheehan

Book Description: 

Warning: This is not a story about fate or destiny. This is a story about pain, sorrow, and suffering. This is an impulsive whirlwind romance between two lovers that are not meant to be together. Theirs is not a world with sunshine and roses. Instead, their love blossoms in a secret world full of crime, violence, and death. Their story is about what can be born from nightmares.

Danielle “Danny” West is the daughter of Deuce West, President of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. A sweet and beautiful girl, she loses her way, searching for things that are always out of her reach. Erik “Ripper” Jacobs is the Sergeant of Arms in the Hell’s Horsemen. Once a man who always had a smile on his face, his life takes a turn for the worst when a tragedy befalls him, leaving him scarred and broken. During a midsummer night, Danny and Ripper’s paths cross, forever changing their lives. Hastily, their lust turns to love until another tragedy forces them apart. On a journey that is marred with ugliness and chaos, Danny and Ripper must discover if their unforeseen connection can find the beauty in their world.

This is Danny and Ripper’s story.

Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.
Because without ugly, there would be no beauty.

True by Erin McCarthy

Book Description:

When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they’ll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job…unbeknownst to Rory.

Tyler knows he’s not good enough for Rory. She’s smart, doctor smart, while he’s barely scraping by at his EMT program, hoping to pull his younger brothers out of the hell their druggy mother has left them in. But he can’t resist taking up her roommates on an opportunity to get to know her better. There’s something about her honesty that keeps him coming back when he knows he shouldn’t…

Torn between common sense and desire, the two find themselves caught up in a passionate relationship. But when Tyler’s broken family threatens to destroy his future, and hers, Rory will need to decide whether to cut her ties to his risky world or follow her heart, no matter what the cost…

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

His Risk to Take (Line of Duty #2) by Tessa Bailey

Book Description:

The greater the risk, the hotter the reward…
Homicide cop Troy Bennett had a reputation on the Chicago PD for being fearless and in control—until the night his daredevil partner is killed during a raid. From that moment on, he swears he’ll never again be responsible for the loss of a loved one. To escape his demons, Troy transfers to the NYPD, bringing him up close and personal with Ruby Elliott, a beautiful, street-savvy pool hustler.
Reckless and stubbornly independent, Ruby embodies everything Troy’s avoiding, but when she walks into O’Hanlon’s Pub and blows his carefully laid plans to hell, Troy knows he has to have her—risks be damned. But there’s a connection between Ruby’s shadowed past and a case Troy’s working involving a notorious Brooklyn felon, throwing her safety into jeopardy. Confronted with his biggest fear, will Troy push Ruby away to keep her safe or fight to keep her in his arms where she belongs?

Tessa Bailey does it again!

Another scorching tale of a hottie cop who meets his match! Ruby is a born pool hustler trying to turn her life around and live a law abiding life. Mostly. ;) Troy, a cop with a seriously hot dominant streak, has just relocated to New York from Chicago after the death of his partner to start over. The two meet at a bar one night and the rest, as they say, is history!

(Troy at the bar with his new co-workers discussing women & hair color)

"What about you Troy? Any preference? His response of "both" died on his lips, to be immediately replaced with "Her. I prefer her."

Yep. There's that immediate attraction! Turns out that they have more in common though, as Ruby's past will come back to bite her and interfere with a case Troy is working on. Will they be able to move past major trust issues, a jealousy streak, and let's not forget that pesky bad guy ready to take out anyone who crosses him no matter the relationship? Read it to find out! :-) With great characters, a sound plot and hot sex scenes this was such a good book. Even if it was a little on the shorter side. I have to say, it's exactly what I needed after the last book I read! :) Oh, and did I forget to mention a seriously hot scene involving a pool table and a handmade pool stick? ;) Go on. You know you want to read it!

Review copy was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, May 13, 2013

It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis

Book Description:

Ali Winters is not having a good day. Her boyfriend left her, everyone in town thinks she's a thief, and now she's about to be kicked out of her home. Her only shot at keeping a roof over her head and clearing her name is to beg for help from a police detective who's as sexy as he is stern....

After a high-profile case goes wrong, Luke Hanover returns to his hometown for some peace and quiet. Instead he finds a bombshell brunette in a heap of trouble. As he helps Ali put her world back together, the pieces of Luke's own life finally seem to fall into place. Is this the start of a sizzling fling? Or are Luke and Ali on the brink of something big in a little town called Lucky Harbor?

This is such a great book! I have only read two others in the Lucky Harbor series, with intentions to read them all, and this is hands down my favorite so far! Ali Winters grew up on the 'wrong side of the tracks'. Always the strong one, pushing the bad stuff down and looking on the bright side of things. She moved to Lucky Harbor to start over. A very crafty and talented florist/ceramics maker and teacher, all she wants is to make a better life for herself. Luke Hanover is a somewhat jaded detective in San Francisco who's come back home to Luck Harbor to find some peace and quiet after the disastrous end to a major case. The last thing he expected was to walk into his late grandma's house to simultaneously dodge a blow to the head from a flying ceramic bowl and see an underwear clad woman in his kitchen. Lovely first meeting if you ask me! ;) Having been dumped and finding herself homeless, Ali is in a pickle. To make matters worse, she finds herself also accused of stealing the town's money meant for building a new rec center. Reluctant to get involved, Luke can't seem to help himself and starts trying to help Ali clear her name. This was a very sweet story of two people who found each other and love when they least expected it. I was very pleased throughout this story. The writing was fantastic and Ms. Shalvis really knows how to draw her readers in! I was so curious as to who actually stole the money and when it was revealed, I have to admit it took me by surprise! I loved the characters and how they interacted! All the old men Ali taught ceramics to were hilarious, as was Luke's friend Jack (really can't wait for his book next!). And while the romance was so sweet and tender, it had just enough spice to it for me to not get bored! ;) I seriously had such a hard time putting this one down! (And for those who know me and my obsession with my kindle, reading this in paperback and still not being able to put it down is a big deal!) So in conclusion, this is absolutely a must read! Especially for those who love the Lucky Harbor series! :-)

Thanks to the author for providing my copy for an honest review

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox

Book Description:

When Eden Carver, Iowa farm girl turned NY actress, decides to seduce the sexy cop next door, she begins to wonder if she’s bitten off more than she can chew. The last thing Officer Jay Bennett wants is to cross a line with the sweet and innocent country girl—no matter how much he’d like to help himself to a nibble. Not only are they in the friendship zone, a naïve girl like Eden doesn’t belong in his dangerous world. But when she asks him to help her rehearse lines, and things go from simmer to boil, he finds himself doing the one thing he swore he’d never do.He knows he needs to walk away from temptation, but when sweet little Eden bites back, it tilts his world on its axis.Because biting back changes everything.

What do you get when you have a sweet 'naive' Iowa farm girl and add in a super sexy NYC cop? Some seriously sexy reading material! ;) Eden came to NY to follow her dreams in acting. She also has a major thing for her best friend and neighbor Jay. As a cop, he sees some pretty bad stuff and wants to shield Eden from it. She's getting tired of lusting from afar, so with the help of some girlfriends she comes up with a sexy script to run lines with Jay! Can we say H.O.T.!! Cathryn Fox is one of my favorite go-to authors for a super hot quick read! She has never let me down and with Hold Me Down Hard, the trend continues! :-)

ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review