Monday, July 29, 2013

Review: Sizzle by Lexi Buchanan

Sizzle (Bad Boy Rockers, #1)Sizzle by Lexi Buchanan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 Book Description:

Thalia is twenty-one and has just finished her sophomore year of college, and is trying to avoid going home to her stifling parents who have a curfew of nine every night, and have a bad habit of treating her like she's still ten years old. Her new boyfriend, Liam, invites her to spend the summer with him and his family, so as she’s been unable to find a local job to keep her at college, Thalia jumps at the chance. Liam tells her that she can be his guest at his brother, Jack’s, wedding at the end of the summer.

Jack is twenty-five and feels as though he’s drowning. He’s engaged to Mia, against his will, because it’s always been drilled into him, family comes first. Jack’s studying for a law degree, and wants to go out on his own once he graduates, specializing in criminal law. His father wants him to accept a junior partnership in the law firm owned jointly by him and Lewis, his fiancées father, to practice family law.

Then he meets his brother’s girlfriend, Thalia, and he can’t get her out of his head. He needs her to keep her distance, because every time she smiles in his direction, he wants to carry her to his room and do really naughty things to her.

Then Saturday night arrives and Liam takes Thalia to a new bar that has opened on the outskirts of town, where she discovers Jack’s big secret. By day he’s the good looking, slightly older brother with a chip on his shoulder, who gives her hot looks, and by night he’s Phoenix, singer/guitar player for bad boy group ‘Deception’, who makes her sizzle to the core!

He has muscle.
He has tattoos.
He has piercings.
He has a mouth that makes her panties wet every time he opens it. He is supposed to be getting married.
He is also her boyfriend’s brother....

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Teaser for Pamela Ann's Upcoming book Falling For My Husband!

We are so excited about Pamela Ann's upcoming book that we couldn't wait to share this!

Check out this cover:

British badboy billionaire, Callum Kensington’s best friend was dying. Richard von Berg’s last wish was for Callum to take care and marry his sister to protect her from money-grabbing men. Willingly, Callum agreed to marry secretly and become Stella’s conservator until she was at the age of twenty-six.

Heiress Stella von Berg moved to London and started her new life at the age of twenty-one. For years, she harbored a crush on Callum, but he kept his distance and treated her like a child. For three years, she and her fake husband see each other once or twice a year.

He lived his life and she did hers.

But when his family started to demand Callum take a wife, he had no choice but to present Stella as his scapegoat.

After a week together in his family estate, will Callum see his wife in a different light?

Doesn't that sound amazing!?  As if you're not excited enough, check out this teaser from the author's blog: 

You would not believe how excited we are about this book. Especially Nikki...she's bouncing off the walls. If she had a time machine, she would be going forward in time to get the book. Keep an eye on the blog, because we'll be reviewing this once it comes out! 

Without Regret (Pyte/Sentinel, #2) by R.L. Mathewson

Without Regret (Pyte/Sentinel, #2)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Description:

Chris Williams is used to making sacrifices. For years he's done his duty by his family and his calling as he awaited the one person that was meant for him. When she finally came into his life she was nothing like the woman he'd expected. Instead of being the warrior ready to help him protect his family and the humans under his care he got.....

A computer geek named Isabella, who somehow managed to get her name on every Master's hit list. One minute she admits that she'd made a foolish mistake and the next she's kidnapped, held hostage by a crazy cult who steals her chocolate and she's sure is after her program, a program she has no plans on giving up anytime soon. As she tries to keep her wits about her the sexiest man she's ever seen claims her, only he doesn't seem too happy about it. It's clear that he doesn't want her, but the stubborn man just won't let her go even when it's clear that he may not have a choice.


Friday, July 26, 2013

Review: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1)Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races.

As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other.

Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.

UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLY AWESOME! I abso-effin-lutley love this book! Right now, I am wishing I had a better relationship with words so I could describe how amazingly awesome this book is! Alas, my eloquence is unreliable so I'll just have to make due with what I got... To start, I am now a major fan of Thea Harrison! She has been placed in my Top 5 Favorite Author category. (Which I will be adding to my shelf list as soon as I'm done with this review.) :)

This is one of those books that has everything. The plot is very well written and, importantly, original. I love the alternate universe. I like how its described along the way and not all at once and with the bombardment of unnecessary details. The book itself was a little on the longer side, compared to others I've read lately anyway, but really there's nothing that could be taken out. I actually wish there had been more. I was really not ready for it to end and I caught myself slowing down at the end to prolong the ride. And oh what a ride it was! Since my venture into all the different types romance books, I have found that I love a good 'bad boy' and even the domineering alpha type too. Dragos was all that rolled into one hot as sin, fire breathing dragon straight from my wildest dreams. He was so in charge and at time freakin hilarious I fell in love with yet another fictional character. Pia is the most awesome chick evvah! She has definitely ranked in the top of my fave female leads. All her internal banter had me in stitches, which was great since a lot of times the internal dialogue in books can get boring and monotonous real quick. The relationship between Dragos and Pia was just awesome. They were funny, they were hot as hell in bed and the fact that they had only known each other for like a week before their feelings were announced didn't bother me like some 'in love in two days' stories can.

O.k so there's an awesome plot that you can't get enough of; characters very well written that make you lol on numerous occasion (loved it); drama to keep you guessing; sex that makes you need a shower when its done *wags brows*; is there anything else?...

One of my absolute number one favorite things about this book was how we were kept wondering what the hell Pia was! I don't know if I was so absorbed that I should have guessed sooner and missed it due to my natural blondness or if it was just that well written. I'm gonna go with the latter... just sayin! I like all the different types of beings. It's nice to read a paranormal that has more than just the typical vampire and werewolf beings in it.

So to sum it all up, in case it wasn't too obvious, I love this book and I think everyone who likes hunky bossy men or strong female leads or paranormals... ok the list goes on. EVERYONE should read this book! :D

In case its not clear, this next bit should only be read if you want one of the best secrets of this book spoiled!

This was my pic that made me think of Pia in here Wyr form! **Don't look unless you've read the book! It will SPOIL the surprise!!!**

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Review: Then, Again by Karen Stivali

Then, AgainSometimes you have to lose it all to find what you really need.

Photographer Kay Turner is dealt a double whammy when she flies home for her grandmother’s funeral to find her boyfriend with another woman. Now with two losses to mourn, she retreats to her newly inherited beach house to clear her head.

Everything at the beach is familiar: the sounds of the ocean, the scent of her grandmother’s perfume—and the irresistible smile of James Margolis. The man Kay spent her adolescence pining for is every bit as charming as she remembers.

James always thought of Kay as “a nice kid”, but he feels something very different for the woman she’s become. Especially when he asks if she’d be willing to part with some of her grandmother’s recipes for his new restaurant—and they wind up sharing much more than culinary secrets.

But as their relationship deepens, Kay finds herself caught between the demands of her dream career as a travel photographer, and a chance for happiness with the one man she’s wanted for a lifetime.

Product Warnings: This foodie romance contains sensual scone baking, a heroine who discovers one bad apple hasn’t spoiled her appetite, and a delicious hero you can’t help but crave. Blend well, serve hot.

Day 1 of the Devon Youngblood Blog Tour!

Yes, you read that right. And ok, that's slightly misleading. Today isn't the first day of Devon Youngblood's blog tour. But, it is our first day of the blog tour. We have a second date where we will be posting our review of her book Coming Back To You. 

But, to start you out, check out this cover!

As if that cover isn't intriguing enough, check out the book's description! 

Maura is a twenty three year old who is still coping with her parents' sudden death two years ago. She recently graduated from college and now has her own catering business. A best friend-roommate who has been there through it all and helps make life manageable.

Until first love Pierson Hammer comes walking back into her life.
Pierson has demons of his own, after serving in the military for five years. Tormented from his past and present. He comes home hoping to make amends with Maura.
Can Maura forgive Pierson for leaving her all those years ago? Can she trust him with her future? Will she open herself up completely?

Doesn't that sound amazing!? And to get you even more intrigued by this book, we have an excerpt for you!

Wow. We don't know about you, but after that excerpt, we're ready to jump into this book! And everyone's in luck because Coming Back to You is out early! So head over to Amazon and snatch it up and start reading!

I Love love love to read. I've even had a story stuck in my heart for well over a year. I put pen to paper but ended up giving up on it. That was over a year ago.
Well that same story is still stuck in my head, so now I am determined to get it ALL down and put out there. 

I am happily married and have an awesome stepson. We call ourselves the Three D's.
 It is my little family and I would do anything for them.
Right now I am working two jobs, trying to eat healthy & workout and I’m writing. Getting my reading done during any spare moments I have.


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Don't forget to stop back here on August 5th for our book review of Coming Back to You!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

HARPER SLOAN BLOG TOUR! Time to Celebrate her awesome book Axel!

Welcome to our day in this highly anticipated blog tour for Axel by Harper Sloan! 

Check out this cover! 

How could we not be intrigued by that cover!? didn't hurt that the book also sounded awesome! 

Fate hasn’t always been friends with Isabelle West. In fact, fate has been a down right bitch.
Isabelle has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn’t by your side. It can hand you dreams on silver platters, but it can snatch them right back and hand you nightmares. One thing Isabelle knew for sure fate was consistent with was taking away everything she ever loved.
For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle…her ex-husband.
When problems start causing her to fear her new life, and memories that are better left forgotten start rushing to the surface the last thing she needs is a ghost from her past to come knocking on her door.
Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to now. He’s carried his anger for so long he isn’t sure he can just turn it off, but when he is faced with protecting her and an unexpected desire to have her again, life gets a little more complicated.
How will Axel and Isabelle deal when all their cards are put on the table and everything they thought was true blows up in their faces?

We're going to start off with our initial impressions of Axel...

Lindsay: My initial impression was extreme excitement. It had a hot cover and a great blurb. I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of it! I think I was counting down the days until this was released...and if I missed a day, I know Nikki was there to quickly remind me of it.

Nikki: My first thought was Holy Hot Cover Batman!!!And the blurb sounds good too!I also couldn't wait to get my hands on this! And yes, I may have bombarded Lindsay with my extreme  excitement just a little...

Lindsay: A little!? Try a lot!


Lindsay: Yeah…you were so impatient to start this that you couldn’t even wait for me to start it! By time I started it you were done! But. The good thing about that is you were the guinea pig. You got to read it and make sure it was safe for me…no cliff hangers or cheating. And no huge main character deaths. Yup…you were a good guinea pig. :D

Nikki: *Fake pouts* Not my fault you can't keep up with me! 

Lindsay: LOL. It’s not my fault that you stayed up all night to read this when you said “I’ll just read a few chapters to get started…” Uhhhh huh…A few chapters…Riiiight. 

Nikki: Ahem.. Back to the matter at hand.. *stern look at Lindsay* As you can see, I obviously couldn't put this one down!  Have you ever finished a book and wanted to immediately start it from the beginning right then?! That's what happened to me here. As soon as my tired ass saw The End, I wanted to hit the 'go to' button on my kindle and select beginning. And yeah, ok, I may have stayed up til 4 am to finish...

Lindsay: See! I told you she stayed up all night! And yes, I have felt that way, but I decided that I needed to let my hair grow back after I spent a lot of this book pulling it out. But…I could spend every day with Axel and be happy! *happy contented sigh* Axel could do no wrong with me. I have no complaints about that hot guy. I loved him from page one and I wanted to pull him through my kindle so I could have my very own Axel. Speaking of which...Isn't he hot!?  :x

Why yes, yes he is!  And I know what you mean! Axel is one super hot hunk of man flesh! OH Emm Gee! I wanted to lick him up and down! Harper sure knew how to write the optimal alpha hero! He was super tall, super built, super endowed. Oh jeez I think I need a cold shower now...  And let me show you my Axel:

Lindsay: He’s not bad *cough*mine’s better*cough* :> smug

Nikki: Hmpf. Anyway…He was such an ass when he first runs back into Izzy, and I felt like everyone was very justified in wanting to kick his ass. However, I also sympathized with him not really understanding what was going on and why he was on the receiving end of an almost smack down. He's under the impression she left and didn't wait for him and moved on and is harboring some serious 12 year long pain from that. So he gets pissed and lashes out. When I say he and Izzy had wires crossed, that is one hell of an understatement!

Lindsay: *:-O surprise  I would have to heartily disagree! I had no problems with the way he acted. I completely understood his anger. He was justified in his feelings. As far as he knew, she walked away from him… ditched him after he joined the military. She moved on. He has a right to be angry. If anything, Izzy is the one at fault! Don’t get me wrong, I felt bad for Izzy. She went through some horrible things and I’m sorry for that, but the way she acted toward Axel completely pissed me off. At times Izzy was stupid, immature and played stupid high school games instead of actually talking to him and clearing the air between them! They left “the talk” for way too long! And don’t get me started on Axel’s “friends” and Dee! Izzy seemed to give everyone puppy dog eyes and they were instantly on her side. Even people that had never met her before and were longtime friends with Axel. Everyone acted like he was the reason her life fell apart. Like he’s the one that caused her miscarriage and beat her within an inch of her life.

Nikki: 8-| rolling eyes Here we go... *whispers to audience* This is where we have to agree to disagree... First, I will give Axel all the credit he deserves; when he gets the whole story and reflects on the things he said when they first met back up, he feels ashamed and is hurting for putting that hurt on Izzy. I felt like that alone redeemed any ill feelings there might have been for him lurking in the shadows somewhere. (Not that there were many!) But, I also thought Izzy was one tough chick. I mean she had to be to endure such abuse for so long and live to tell her tale. I was so happy that she finally got away from that D-Bag ex of hers. I hated seeing her relapses when something triggered her traumatic memories. They just broke my heart for her all over again! The domestic abuse was harsh. But isn't it like that in real life!? Harper did such an amazing job with those scenes that I felt what Izzy felt. I cried and was scared to death for her. My heart was literally pounding in my chest. My stomach was in my throat.

Lexie from Axel  by Harper Sloan  Confessions of 2 Book Lovers: HARPER SLOAN BLOG TOUR! Time to Celebrate her awesome book Axel!

Lindsay: I don’t disagree that Izzy was tough. She endured a lot and she came through it stronger. And seeing what she went through broke my heart as well, but she was still an idiot for not talking to Axel sooner. And all of the friends in the book were awful for acting like Axel was directly to blame for everything that happened to her. How was he supposed to know that his anger was her trigger when no one talked to him to tell him what was going on!? But I also agree that Harper did an amazing job with the domestic abuse. If I could have read while covering my eyes, I would have.

Nikki: Ok, I will (reluctantly) give you that. I do agree Izzy and Axel should have had "the talk" way sooner, especially if that meant we got more sexy times *waggles eyebrows*, and yeah it did bother me how everyone seemed to easily gang up on Axel when he really didn't have all the pieces to the puzzle. Speaking of sexy times…

Lindsay:  LOL. You perv. But actually…that goes along with my complaint of the talk. They spend so much time avoiding talking that it takes forever for them to get back together! And Maddox irritated me by taking her in after she was injured and went to the hospital. All he did was delay things in the story! By that time, I was yelling at everyone to stop getting between Axel and Izzy. I was tired of the secrets and avoidance. But once they finally admitted that they wanted each other (and who wouldn’t want Axel?) they had some very…
... …naughty moments. ;) winking Harper Sloan is very talented when it comes to hot and steamy scenes! *:::^^::: hot 

Nikki: Ahh the naughty moments... Oh sorry, where were we? *looks around confused* Ah yes, time to wrap it up (hee hee hee hee ) This is definitely one of those books that touches your heart in a way that you just know it will stay with you for a long time! Harper has definitely hooked me for this entire series! I'd say this was an awesome debut and I can tell that Harper Sloan has a real talent. I can't wait to see where she takes us next! :) happy

Lindsay: 8-| rolling eyes LOL. She’s so easily distracted. But I have to agree. I’m hooked on this series too. Once all of the friends butted out of Axel & Izzy’s business, things worked for me. They were able to talk and actually be together. Even with my issues, the story wasn’t all bad. Harper Sloan has definite talent and that will continue to grow with experience. This was a good first novel and I will definitely read more from Harper Sloan.

Lindsay says

Nikki says (she's the über perv hee hee)    

Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husbands chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.

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