Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NINE MONTH PLAN by Wendy Markham

Nina Chickalini has been waiting all her life to get out of Queens, but something always holds her back. If it isn’t the four siblings she raised almost single-handedly, it’s the neighborhood pizzeria she’s running so Pop can take it easy. At last, she’s counting down mere months, instead of years, until she’ll be free to embark on her grand adventure.

Leave it to her best friend, good old reliable Joe Materi, to wait until now to make an incredible request.

Have his baby? The last thing Nina needs is another reason to feel tied down. But how can she refuse the man who’s always been there for her? Getting in the family way turns out to be easy, and suddenly she’s seeing her old pal in a whole new light.

The clock is ticking, her bags are packed, and Joe—muscular arms cradling a baby, sexy voice crooning a lullaby—isn’t part of the plan. So why does Nina feel as though she’s already embarked on the adventure of a lifetime?

An Avon Romance

Monday, October 26, 2015

REVIEW: Breaking Him by R.K. Lilley

25683898Breaking Him by R.K. Lilley
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

To sum it up:


It was the kind of relationship where I invested more than I had to spare.

I gave it everything.

And so when it failed, I lost myself.

It changed me. He changed me.

I went down with the ship.

My soul, burnt embers in the aftermath.

The fire of him ravaged it all.

He burned me.

Broke me.

Scarlett had always dreamed big. She was headed straight for Hollywood. Destined for silver screen greatness.

But in her wildest dreams she never imagined she’d be broke and single at twenty-eight, doling drinks at thirty-five thousand feet.

She was a glorified waitress in the skies.

It had been years since she’d seen him.

But one day, there he sat, gazing intently at her, ready to set everything ablaze once more.

Dante wanted her. Again.

Sure, she’d play along… But this time, it was his turn.

She was breaking him.

After all, love is war.

Friday, October 23, 2015

REVIEW: Cousins by Lisa Lang Blakeney

17662788Cousins: An Alpha Bad Boy Romance by Lisa Lang Blakeney
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Book Description:

Our passion is incredibly intense.
The connection between us borders on the possessive.
Our feelings are absolutely forbidden. We're cousins…
The question now is…what the fuck are we going to do about it?

After Elizabeth Hill is brutally attacked in her apartment by an intruder and then unceremoniously dumped by her ex-boyfriend, she moves in with her wealthy aunt and uncle who assign her older cousin the task of keeping an eye out for her. All she remembers about her cousin Roman is that he was the moody mean boy who played a cruel trick on her when she was just six years old; but soon learns that he is now a complex and multi-layered man who has the ability to protect her, ignite her, and challenge her like no one ever has before.

Roman Masterson makes his fortune by fixing celebrity problems for big money and by any means necessary. He is a foul-mouthed, bad-tempered, manwhore who doesn't have the time or inclination to babysit a gullible little brat from the suburbs…until he unknowingly spots her in the middle of a crowded dance floor and decides right then and there to claim every one of her orgasms from that moment on. Little does he know that the woman he's laid claim to is his…cousin.

Genre: New Adult Romance
Book one of a two book series.
Dual point of view.

Warning: Contains adult themes, explicit love scenes, and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+. 

Disclaimer: Please note that all characters in the book are 18+ years of age, non-blood related, and all sexual acts are consensual.

DIRTY ENGLISH by Ilsa Madden-Mills!


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Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Roped In Blog Tour

Title: Roped In
Series: Armed and Dangerous
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense Stand Alone
Release Date: October 19, 2015
Photo by: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design and Photography

Who says a wild heart can’t be tamed?
For years, I lived for the job and let it control me. Violence was all I knew. I protected, killed, and served. My name is Blake Evans, one of the best undercover cops in the country. I thought I was about to live a quiet life on my ranch in Wyoming until an old friend showed up and changed everything. He brought me her, Hadley Rivers, country music sensation and the one woman I couldn't have. I didn't want her but she had me completely roped in.
My job is to protect her, to keep her away from some psycho who wants her for himself. However, there's more to her story than I was led to believe. I promised to keep her safe and I won't back down . . . even if I have to die trying. I can't let him have her.


Blake was a little ways ahead, but stopped and turned around. “You okay back there, princess?”

I waved him on. “Don’t worry about me!” I shouted. Picking up my pace, I reached down and grabbed a handful of snow. Each step he took, I did double to catch up to him. My fingers were numb from the snow, but I was almost there. Just a few more steps . . .

Blake sidestepped and tackled me out of nowhere, making me scream. His feet slipped and we both fell to the ground, laughing as we rolled around in the snow. He ended up pinning me to the ground, his legs straddling my waist and his body flush with mine. I shivered and it wasn’t because of the snow.

“You should know better than to sneak up on someone like me,” he said. His eyes strayed to my lips.

“I didn’t think you’d hear me,” I whispered breathlessly.

“You’d be surprised what I notice, princess.” He trailed a finger down my cheek to my rapidly beating heart. “Like how your heart is racing right now. I didn’t know I had that effect on you.” I blew out a nervous breath and he smiled, his lips getting closer to mine. “Tell me what you want,” he murmured.

“I can’t.”


“Because once I say the words, I can’t take them back.”

He brought his hands to my face, his thumbs tracing my cheeks. “Maybe this will help.” His lips closed over mine and I melted against him, willingly giving in. I’d never been kissed like that and I didn’t want it to stop. I wanted more. He pushed his tongue inside and I moaned as the heat rose between my legs. Holy hell, I wanted him. Rocking my hips up into him, I dug my nails in his back and he growled, pulling away.

“Fuck, Hadley.”

“What’s wrong?” I asked, breathing hard.

He brushed the hair off my face and kissed me again. “You make me want things I can’t have.”

I nodded. He said exactly what I was thinking. “I know how you feel.”

Hadley is a country star with a stalker. She has a 'boyfriend', who I totally took to right away- and really, overall, fell in love with and felt a connection to. She ends up in a situation that puts her in the hands of Blake, the guy who will 'protect' her until all is well and that ends well. The problem? Blake. He has preconceived notions about Hadley and lets just say they don't start off on the right foot.
Roped In was a mixed bag for me. While there were parts I liked, there were parts I had issue with. It was definitely a tale that was stuck on fast-forward. Over all, what I enjoyed the most was the story-line that came around the 60% mark. Though, I really liked how the start of the story took off- I wasn't a fan of where Hadley ended up right after that. That part of the story had good potential. I just didn't like how the story told itself during that time frame, and I felt someone else was an unnecessary part and could have been cut from the book, as they didn't add to the story-line or story later. During this time frame, I also felt that the 'professionals' lacked professionalism around a client with the way they talked. I hate to say it but I also felt like Blake, the best there is, wasn't that great of a bodyguard

However, a big positive with the story would be:
I loved the twist with the main events and how that played out- though at times it felt a little hokey- it was still a great part of the story and I wished that had been the main focus, or how the story basically was told from the start.

One of my biggest complaints, besides the lack of professionalism with the professionals, was Blake's voice. For the majority of the story I felt like he didn't have his own unique voice in the story and sometimes he felt a bit childish to me. By the end, I admit- I liked the emotions that finally felt real to me when he thought something specific had happened to Hadley.
What I liked:
1. NICK - such a connection I felt to him. He needs his own story.
2. Nick's hockey team and how they bonded with Hadley
3. Chapter 38-I totally was channeling Ellen Degeneres's voice during that time.
4. Connor
5. I had some real emotions for the situation with Simon and Nick at the start.
6. The twist and the story-line that came around 60%
7. The overall idea of the story.
8. Blake and Hadley more towards the middle to end of the story.

This book…There were definitely good parts for me and bad.

Starting from the beginning of the story, I absolutely loved Hadley with Nick. I loved everything about them…except that they weren’t real. I totally fell for him and wanted them to become a real couple. I could actually feel the chemistry between them leap off of my kindle.

The suspense storyline started off with a bang…literally. Even though I had just met the characters, it was very distressing to see what happened to Nick and Hadley’s bodyguard Simon. I felt so bad for Hadley, that a) she went through that and b) was pulled away from Nick before being able to find out if he was going to be ok. Sticking with this thought for a moment, I almost felt like I’d been dropped into Hadley & Nick’s story in the middle of their story. They would have made a great story, with the attack being a big turning point for them and the book. But after Hadley was pulled away from Nick, she was put in protective custody and she met the character that takes the cake in the jerk department.

I honestly can’t remember a character that I’ve hated more. And he’s supposed to be a GOOD GUY. While reading this with my friend Jenn, we were talking about how his words and actions reminded us of KA guys. And they did, only worse. KA’s guys often tick me off with how they treat the heroines in the books, and Blake was right up with them. But what made him so much worse for me was that he had no reason or basis for treating Hadley so badly. It was all preconceived notions and just being a jerk. She had just been through so much and he was set on punishing her for something that wasn’t her fault. She did nothing wrong. Yet he decided she was a pampered city princess and needed to be punished for that. He didn’t even take time to get to know her.

Consequently, after he realized he’s been a huge asshole, he did a total 180 and all of a sudden, he’s attracted to her and into her. I didn’t buy it for a second. I just didn’t feel any connection between them. And I thought their ILU was way too soon in the book.

The book was tanking, and fast…until there was a twist. Around the 60% mark, the stalker case looks like it’s closed…and I was disappointed. I mean, if the story is over by 60%, then what’s left!? There was some unnecessary drama but then the story took a twist. And it was fantastic! The twist totally saved the book for me. I loved every moment of the stalker storyline. That may sound weird, but the author did a great job with it.

Overall, while I had issues, the suspense storyline definitely made up for it. I would definitely like to see what happens to Nick. I really did love him and want him to get a HEA

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.
Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over fifteen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.