Showing posts from December, 2014

REVIEW: Don't Drink and Hex by Milly Taiden

Summary:A BBW Witch and too many bottles of wine plus a hot wolf = The hottest sex of her life

Drinking and Hexing is never a good idea. Selena Azul decides to help out a friend by creating a love potion. Only problem is she’s doing this while getting real friendly with a few bottles of wine.

Her hex goes wrong and suddenly her neighbor Gage is in her dreams. It takes a few minutes to realize she’s not dreaming. And her love potion has disappeared. She now has what she believes is a hot as hell hexed wolf wanting to take her in every way possible.

If only he weren’t so sexy and naked, she might have an easier time keeping him at arm’s length while trying to figure out how to fix this mess...
Title:  Don't Drink and Hex
Series:  Smut Shorties
Book #: 2
Author:  Milly Taiden
Approximate Book Length:  26 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:There were things I liked and things I didn’t like. I like the confusion over the spell gone wrong and Cl…

REVIEW: Sharp Change by Milly Taiden

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:Sophia is a geneticist studying the shifter gene after her sister was changed into a wolf shifter. In a freak accident in the lab, she’s infused with the genes of both a cat and a wolf. Chase is the pack alpha and he’s pathetically in love with Sophia after meeting her when her sister joined the pack. After her accident, Sophia goes to her sister’s for a get together and the sparks fly between her and Chase, but neither fully understand why. Chase helps her through her first heat only to discover that others know of her research and will do anything to get ahold of her. Everything between them will be put to the test.
Thoughts:There was a lot I enjoyed from this story, with a few things that bothered me just a tad. First, this is book one in the series, but there were several times throughout particularly the first half of the book that I felt like I had missed a story and that was a littl…

BLOG TOUR: Canning the Center by Tara Lain

Thanks to Enchantress of Books Blog Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Tara Lain's Canning the Center today. Happy reading!
Summary:Six foot seven inch, 300 pound Jamal Jones loves football, so when he finds out the ultra-conservative owner of his new pro football team fired their current center because he’s gay, bisexual Jamal decides to stay in the closet and hang with the females. Then, at a small drag show, he comes face-to-face with his sexual fantasy in the form of Trixie LaRue, a drag queen so exquisitely convincing she scrambles Jamal’s hormones—and his resolve to nurse his straight side.

Trevor Landry, aka Trixie LaRue, hides more than his genitals. A mathematician so brilliant he can’t be measured, Trevor disguises his astronomical IQ and his quirk for women’s clothes behind his act as a gay activist undergrad at Southern California University.

To Trevor, Jamal is the answer to a dream—a man who can love and…

REVIEW: Lightning by Taryn Kincaid

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:Lily is a traumatized succubus after putting her prom night lover into a coma after amazing sex. She’s steered clear of mortals since, afraid of hurting them, plus she knocks out the power whenever she has sex with the lightning that comes along with her. Campbell was changed after that sexy, but strange prom night. He throws himself into work to forget the woman he loved. They both remember that night and the love they shared. They have no idea what 1Night Stand really has in store for them.
Thoughts:This novella was just plain funny! Very witty, it’ll have you laughing out loud on occasion. The world created is fun and interesting, though I wish we got a little more insight into it, such as why does the lightning come along with sex for a succubus or incubus. The chemistry between the main characters is sizzling. Almost literally, it’s like barely harnessed power.

The moment they real…

BLOG TOUR: Unknown Protector by Maggie Mundy

Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing a little about Maggie Mundy's Unknown Protector. Happy reading!

Two things have helped Nicole cope since the murder of her husband. One is running her detective agency, and the other is her guardian angel Mira. When Mira is killed by a demon, Nicole accepts the help of a Ridge, a long haired, cigar smoking diamond in the rough with wings.

Things go from bad to worse when a replacement guardian cannot be found. She has to trust Ridge, which is tricky when she realizes there are no demons or angels, just parasitic aliens that humans have built the myths of these celestial beings around. Ridge isn’t an angel or a devil, but an alien half breed known as a Midworlder.

He is also way too sexy for his own good, or is it her own good?

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“Please don’t drop me, please don’t drop me,” Nicole repeated as she closed her eyes. She didn’t like flying in planes, let a…

REVIEW: Tethered Wings by Cameo Renae

Summary:Back from their quest into the Underworld, with the threat of Lucian hanging over head, Emma is faced with yet another problem—the Immortal Bond. The bond surpasses any reason and is something so complex, not much is known about it. Once an Immortal Bond is made, it is forever. A conjoining of two fated hearts, destined to be perfect companions.

Emma’s heart, already bonded with her Guardian, Kade, has unexpectedly and inconveniently bonded with Ethon, the son of Lucifer. Now she is faced with a decision she doesn't want to make. Both want nothing more than to love and protect her.

With the arrival of new company and old friends, things are bound to get heated.
Title:  Tethered Wings
Series:  Hidden Wings
Book #: 3
Author:  Cameo Renae
Approximate Book Length:  219 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:I have mixed feelings about this one. There were moments I liked, but overall this didn’t really come up to the same level as the last one and…

BLOG TOUR: Curves 'Em Right by Milly Taiden

Thanks to Wickedly Innocent Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Milly Taiden's latest release Curves 'Em Right.
Summary:Daniella Flores is looking for a good man. A man who will accept her as she is and go crazy for her curves. So far she’s had no luck in the romance department and is worried she might never find the right one. When Mrs. Wilder of the PDA offers to help, Dani is all for trying anything. Mrs. Wilder promises to find her love, romance and hot sex. What woman in her right mind would say no to that?

Kane and Blake have been searching for a mate to complete their Alpha triad. There’s just one problem: they’ve yet to find a woman they both want. Not to worry, Kane’s mother comes to the rescue and brings in the PDA. Unfortunately for them, Mrs. Wilder has something up her sleeve and it’s not a bra. When they meet their mysterious date, they know she’s the woman they need.

A masquerade ball brings Dani…

Cancer Awareness Posts

I've done a couple posts in the past about cancer awareness over the last couple years.  However, starting in January of 2015, I'd like to post every month about the various cancers or illnesses for which that month represents awareness.

If you have a story you'd like to share, email me and I'll include it in the relevant post.  I hope that this will not affect my blog followers as I know it's not book related in any way, but I think it's really important to be aware of cancer and illness.

After all, sometimes it takes losing time with and ultimately the life of a loved one to an illness before you realize that the illness exists and the impact it has.  Maybe those future posts will help, or maybe it'll just bring out appreciate for others plights, or simply send out positive vibes to survivors.


NEW RELEASE: Songs of the Abyss by Lindsay Avalon

Blurb: Her wedding day should have been a joyous occasion for the selkie Princess Nerissa. Instead, it was a nightmare. When the man who'd pledged to honor and love her attempts to murder the Princess, she flees for her life. Although she escapes, she finds herself trapped between skins, neither human nor seal. Consumed by hatred she waits, taking refuge in the sea and compelling men to come to her as she searches for revenge. But will her thirst for vengeance cost her a chance at true love? *** Previously publised in the Once Upon A Twisted Time anthology, this is NOT your average fairy tale. Newly revised with added content, don't miss the twisted take on a classic fairy tale! *** Buy Link: Author Bio: I am a wife, a programmer, and now an author. I have an adorable mini Schnauzer and more books than I have room for. I love reading romance because no matter what may be happening in my life, I can always count on my books to end happily ever after. The day I …

REVIEW: Cry Sanctuary by Sadie Hart

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:Holly has a unique insight into a serial killer that is haunting Sanctuary Falls, having once escaped his clutches herself. Due to that event, the werewolf has made her his ultimate target and changed his game to taunt her. Caine is the alpha of the pack “The Hunter” is terrorizing to play with Holly and he’s determined to not only protect his pack, but the hound he’s come to respect and care for. Together, they’ll face a horrible killer that wants nothing more than to scare Holly enough to make her run, for he loves the chase. Cry Sanctuary is a must read!
Thoughts:The books opens up with a bang as Holly is at the killer’s mercy. This implies that this story will be a darker one than the first one was, and it certainly lives up to expectations. The villain is a real twisted bastard that you just ache to see get what he deserves. The investigation and conflict as a whole felt like I was r…

BLOG TOUR: Marked by Rebecca Zanetti

I'm sharing a little about Rebecca Zanetti's upcoming release, the latest in the Dark Protectors series, Marked! Happy reading!

Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life…

Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he’s worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice…

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Garrett Kayrs lifted his head and took a deep breath…

BLOG TOUR: Always the Quiet Ones by Cassandra Carr

Thanks to Wickedly Innocent Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Always the Quiet Ones by Cassandra Carr today. Happy reading!
Summary:King of the geeks Marty Johnston has a serious crush on his co-worker Elizabeth. The principal IT consultant wants more than just a flirtation, but guilt over a one-night-stand-but-maybe-more Marty had on his last business trip before meeting Elizabeth could cost him his big chance with the girl of his dreams. He’s comfortable dealing with computers, not people. Can he step way outside his comfort zone to sort things out, or will he lose the one he’s falling for?
Title:  Always the Quiet Ones
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  Cassandra Carr
Approximate Book Length:  47 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:This story was a little awkward, though cute too. However, it felt really rushed. I almost think this was actually a prequel or something leading into a b…

REVIEW: Baby by Design by Elley Arden

Summary:Trish DeVign knows what she needs to be single, successful, and satisfied. She needs a baby. With recent relationships falling short of her expectations, she’s single by choice. With a thriving interior design company, she’s got successful covered. It’s the satisfied part that eludes her, and that’s her mother’s fault - not her adopted mother, but the mother who gave her away, sentencing her to a privileged life with two good people who don’t share with her a single drop of DNA.

Tony Corcarelli has spent his adult life as the black sheep of his large Italian-American family ever since he turned his back on running the family carpentry business so he could live a more laidback life, forcing his sister to take the reins. Now, Tony’s grandmother has cancer, and he’s expected to join the family in making her wishes come true. Unfortunately, the two things Nonna wants most for Tony are two things he can’t fathom: a wife and kids or the priesthood. There has to be another way.


BLOG TOUR: Want It by Jennifer Chance

Thanks to Barclay Publicity for hosting this blog tour. I am sharing my review of Jennifer Chance's Want It today. Happy reading!
Summary:For Erin Connelly, being a good girl isn’t such a bad thing. She’s working her dream job at a Boston art gallery and staying out of trouble, which is more than she can say for her deadbeat mom. Unfortunately, her mother’s latest misadventure lands her in the clutches of a Mexican drug lord. Now the only person who can save her is the one man Erin has no business asking for help: the sexy-as-sin army ranger who just so happens to be her former high school sweetheart.

Zander James is no gentleman—and no officer, either, thanks to Erin. Four years ago, she made a call that terminated his highest aspirations ... and their relationship. He’s never forgiven her, but when he learns that Erin’s embarking on a half-baked rescue mission, he sure as hell can’t let her go alone. Now, with a treacherous enemy lying in wait, t…

BLOG TOUR: Sliding into Home by Anne Lange

Thanks to Wickedly Innocent Promotions for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Anne Lange's Sliding into Home today. Happy reading!
Summary:Can an injured ex ball player convince the woman he wakes up married to in Las Vegas to take a second chance on him?

After spending the last four months drowning his sorrows over the end of his baseball career, Jack Bishop finds himself winging through the blue skies to Las Vegas, not so ready to spend the weekend with some woman his best friend set him up with. He expects a paid escort. What he gets is the woman he walked away from ten years ago to pursue his passion, and she’s not very happy to see him.

Devyn Tate believes she’s quite capable of finding somebody to take her out to dinner. She’s no longer looking for a lifelong promise. She has a commitment only to her battery-operated toy to fulfill that particular need. Yet her friends have managed to talk her into spending the weekend in Las…

NEW RELEASE: Disfigured Love by Georgia Le Carre


My name is Lena Seagull. I should still be in school, hanging out with friends, meeting boys, falling in love—just like you. But on my eighteenth birthday my father sold me. Now, those are yesterday’s dreams.

My home is a remote castle. And the man who owns me? I have never seen him.

Guy Hawk keeps his face hidden under a mask. At first, I knew only fear, but now his voice and touch make me unashamedly want him. Each night, his hired help blindfolds me, and takes me to his room. He whispers that I am beautiful and we have sex. It is wild and exciting, but when I awaken he is always gone.

He and his castle hold dark secrets that I must unravel, but what he fears most—being unmasked—is my deepest desire.

Will either of us survive the consequences of my desire?

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My name is not really Lena Seagull. Seagull is the nickname my father was given by those who knew him. While you were alive he would steal everything from you, and when you were dead he woul…

REVIEW: Weighted by Ciara Knight

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:Held captive following the war of 2185, Raeth is fearing interrogation, torture, and a slow and painful death. Her only chance is a potential ally in the Queen’s daughter, but what can she trust when they’re using mind alteration to attempt to extract information? She can only hope to die before she gives up the secret of herself and her people.
Thoughts:This is a young adult story, and the age of the main character, Raeth, is said to be twelve, but damn if this isn’t a bit dark. The pain and hopelessness from the torture scenes, not to mention the state of society is just dark and depressing. If it weren’t for the age of the Raeth and the fact that the violence isn’t as graphic as it could be, I’d wonder if this really should be young adult.

I was intrigued with the world as two races are named and war is referenced, with a powerful “gift” among one of them, but we never get any solid con…