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BLOG TOUR: Geek Bearing Gifts by Milly Taiden

I'm sharing my review of Geek Bearing Gifts by Milly Taiden today. Happy reading!
Summary:Nita Islas wants to find love. She’s tired of the superficial relationships and is ready to give true romance a try. She uses the Paranormal Dating Agency and hopes they can help her where all others have failed. What she didn’t expect was to find her date flat on his back in nothing more than a towel.

Ky Stone has been in love with curvy and funny Nita since they were in High School. When she moved away, she took his heart with her. Then one day Ky wakes up to find her leaning over him. He’s sure he’s died and gone to heaven. He has no idea what she’s doing there, but he’s sure as hell not letting her leave.

Fate, meddling family and the PDA have brought them together again. The chemistry between them is explosive. But there’s problems with Ky’s neighboring clan and he’s keeping secrets from Nita. He needs to find a way to open up to her or lies and unexpec…

BLOG TOUR: Imperfect Mate by Lia Davis

Imperfect Mate (Harmony Springs Series, Bk #1) By Lia Davis
Blurb: For tiger-shifter, Samira Anderson, leaving home for the first time to attend Harmony University should unnerve her. She’s never submitted to the fear of a challenge and doesn’t plan to start now. Meeting her dorm mates and touring the campus excites her and her cat. Although when she meets Gavin Stone, she’s not only nervous around him but fears she might lose the tight control she has over her tiger.

After a bad break up with his high school sweetheart, Gavin has no intentions of repeating past mistakes. Or so he thought until he sees the beautiful, smart, Samira at the dorm welcome party. Drawn to her like no other, he can’t stay away or shake the feeling Sam isn’t telling him everything.

When he discovers her secrets, a whole new world opens to him, filled with danger, unknown possibilities, and a passion so intense it could last many lifetimes.

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If any more people piled into the dorm, …

REVIEW: Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James

Summary:When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
Title:  Fifty Shades of Grey
Series:  Fifty Shades
Book #: 1
Author:  EL James
Approximate Book Length:  530 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit


Reader Participation

I'd like to get some readers of the blog a little more active.  I know a giveaway gets people to participate, and that blog tours get me exposure, but I want readers to get involved for fun, not just to win stuff.  I am going to try to do NaNoWriMo again this November, so I'm going to be busy then, but in December I think I'm going to try to reinstate my Flash Fiction.  Hopefully I'll get some participation there.
Does anyone else have any ideas?  Get readers to get involved and be creative?  I guess I'd like to develop a relationship with those that read my blog; get to know y'all better!  Instead of just being all "thanks for reading!"
I look forward to hearing y'all's thoughts :-)

NEW RELEASE: Shifters After Dark Box Set

Shifters After Dark Box Set
Dive into six incredible fantasy worlds by NYT and USA Today Bestselling authors where shifters rule! Whether it's an action-packed urban fantasy or steamy paranormal romance, this collection delivers what you crave most. Six nail-biting stories of adventure, romance, danger, suspense, alpha males, and tough heroines... Dark secrets and imprisoned hearts await. Come unlock them!  Cliffhanger-free!

OF WINGS AND WOLVES  by SM Reine Summer Gresham's unique shapeshifting nature is a well-hidden secret, so the 20-year-old coed is baffled to be singled out for a prestigious internship. She’s even more stunned to discover the man who wants to hire her—Nash Adamson—specifically requested her…and won’t take no for an answer. A rebel angel in exile, Nash has more than a few secrets of his own. Summer is the key to his freedom, and her warmth and beauty stirs something inside of him, almost making him forget he’s imprisoned. Then Summer finds herself at the crux…

REVIEW: Eversworn by Hailey Edwards

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:Isabeau finds herself in over her head in a scheme that will cost her all the bridges she’s built, but it would all be worth it to have her child back in her arms and free. Dillon is left in charge of the colony while Harper and Emma visit Maddie and Clayton on Earth, and while his leg is better, he still struggles with it, as well as his time spent with Isabeau. Dillon’s mating change is upon him, but is it for the Evanti Isabeau is believed to be, and can he his past and present before his fears get the best of him?
Thoughts:With every book in the series, Hailey Edwards just keeps raising the stakes! Isabeau’s got a few big secrets I never imagined and Dillon’s got his own secret as well as a darker past than I guessed. The combination makes for an emotional investment from the reader at the very beginning without ever letting go.

In addition to getting to know these two characters that we…

Fright Night Blog Hop!

Big thanks to The Herd Hops for hosting this hop! The Fright Night Blog Hop is of course to celebrate your favorite spooky reads. Personally my favorite Halloween themed reads have been anthologies. Halloween Heat 2-5 all stick out in my head as favorites because they were so thoroughly enjoyable and memorable.

So, because of that, I'm offering up a copy of one of the Halloween Heat anthologies. Here's my review of all 6 for you to check out.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep hopping!

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REVIEW: Cursed by SJ Harper

Summary:Meet FBI Agents Emma Monroe and Zack Armstrong.

She's cursed. He's damned. Together, they make one hell of a team.

Emma Monroe is a Siren, cursed by the gods and bound to earth to atone for an ancient failure. She’s had many names and many lives, but only one mission: redemption. Now that she works missing persons cases for the FBI, it could be just a rescue away. Unless her new partner leads her astray.

Special Agent Zack Armstrong just transferred into the San Diego Field Office. He’s a werewolf, doing his best to beat back the demons from his dark and dangerous past. As a former Black Ops sniper, he’s taken enough lives. Now he’s doing penance by saving them.

Emma and Zack’s very first case draws them deep into the realm of the paranormal, and forces them to use their own supernatural abilities. But that leaves each of them vulnerable, and there are lines partners should not cross. As secrets are revealed and more women go missing, one thing becomes clear: as t…

REVIEW: Evermine by Hailey Edwards

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:Five years after her life-long love tore Emma and her sister from their life of abuse and reportedly died the same night, he returned from the grave ready to claim her as his. But he’s haunted by the things he endured while held captive, and she’s wracked with guilt for her behavior during his absence. Their obstacles prove too great, driving them to spend another year apart in new roles back in Askara before trouble with raiders land Harper at Emma’s door once again.
Thoughts:Who doesn’t love a tortured hero? I know a lot of us here at GT do, myself included. While the overall feeling from the book is what you expect from Hailey Edwards, but the experience itself is a little darker than her others, and it’s because Harper and Emma have both been through so much and are forced to face and really deal with it. In Everlong, Maddie and Clayton were sweet and cute together, whereas Emma and Har…

BLOG TOUR: Boy Meets Nerd by Leia Shaw

Thanks to Book Monster Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Boy Meets Nerd by Leia Shaw today. Happy reading!
Summary:After graduating from MIT with a computer science degree, hacker Emerson True bides her time until she lands the perfect job. To pay the bills, she investigates cheating boyfriends and relationship secrets.

Her newest client, musician Levi Morrison, is a typical heartbreaker – gorgeous and charming. He’s also the biggest sucker in the world. When red flags pop up, he hires Em to check into the identity of the girl he’s fallen in love with online.

As Em and Levi work together to find his dream girl, they discover they have more in common than they thought. Though Emerson tries to build a firewall around her heart, Levi bypasses it easily. In the end, Levi must choose between his dream girl and the nerd who unwittingly hacked her way into his heart.
Title:  Boy Meets Nerd
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  L…

REVIEW: Colors or Us by Sandra Bunino

Summary:Everything she knew to be true fell apart. Then fell apart again…

Michelle Willis is running from her past. What better place to hide than in the anonymity of New York City. Finding refuge in a tiny SoHo art gallery, she rebuilds her life one painting at a time.

A wrong turn sends Hunter McAvery on a crash course with disaster. He fights his own demons by following his big brother’s lead—drinking and bed-hopping his way through Manhattan.

A glance at Michelle’s self-portrait triggers emotions Hunter can’t tamp down. Driven to meet the artist, he discovers a fiery chemistry as their lives collide. But when their pasts threaten to tear them apart, can their love survive?
Title:  Colors of Us
Series:  McAvery Brothers
Book #: 1
Author:  Sandra Bunino
Approximate Book Length:  186 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:This story was a little on the slow side, but that does mean that the romance wasn’t in any way rushed. Their pasts were a litt…

BLOG TOUR: The Hot Lunch Series by ER Pierce

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of The Hot Lunch Omnibus today. Happy reading!
Summary:Eating Out

Samantha Baker isn't interested in being another notch on Ryan Fellows bedpost, but she can't deny he's got style, charisma, and prowess. When he invites her to have lunch out of the blue, she finds she can't ignore the way his eyes caress her, nor the way he seems to know exactly what she needs...

Contains references to light BDSM in the form of a spanking, and Samantha must call Ryan "Sir."

Hot or Cold

Ryan and Samantha are back, and steamier than ever...

Samantha Baker spies a present waiting on her desk when she arrives at work one morning, and her heart skips a beat as she realizes it's from Ryan. What sexual escapes does he have in store for her this time?

Can Ryan give up his rigid restraint and schedules in favor of impulse and passion?

Will Samantha be the one …

REVIEW: Initiation by Imogen Rose

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:The Bonfire Academy is a school for young (or new) paranormals to learn their powers and how to control them. It’s set in the Alpine mountains and is NOT a place for humans. So when half-human Faustine shows up at the tender age of 12, chaos and danger ensues!
Thoughts:There’s a warning on the book that states the following: “This YA story is set in a school for paranormals who are very different from normal human teens. Thus, the language and some scenes might not be appropriate for younger YA readers. Recommended for those sixteen and above.” There’s a reason for it! The paranormal world, even for teens, is depicted a lot more violent and carnal than I’m used to. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not really a bad thing, but there is a graphic death scene, and some gnarly fights, and sex, while never “shown”, is viewed at pretty much expected, let alone natural.

It’s a neat take on young paranormal…

NEW RELEASE: Masquerade by Georgia Le Carre


Love is deceptive...

Fiery Billie Black thought she knew all she needed to know about her own sexuality, but that was before one night of animalistic passion with the ultra gorgeous and mysterious Jaron Rose. Tall, blond, charming and wealthy, he was the epitome of an Alpha male.

In the morning he promised he would call. He didn't.

Six months later, just as Billie finally manages to free herself from the memories of that night, he arrives on the scene again. Suddenly, all the feelings that burned so intensely are reignited and she finds herself becoming quickly entangled with her enigmatic lover. The passion is incredible, unforgettable, unbelievable, but Jaron Rose is not all that he seems—he wears more than one disguise…and he is hiding a big secret.

Billie is about to find out what that is…

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‘First let me tell you what you’re going to be doing tomorrow. At sharp three thirty p.m. you will bend over this table, your elbows and hands an…