Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review-Free Me by A.M. Wray


Book Title - Free Me
Author - A.M. Wray
Publisher - Self Published
Genre - New Adult/Erotic Romance

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Now that she's finishing up a divorce, 23 year old Rin is forced to look at herself and see the person she's become: quiet, shy, weak, dependent... She's allowed someone else to mold her into the person she is today and it's someone she doesn't even like.

This person is not at all who she thought she'd be at this point in her life and she's decided to live for herself... To be her own person and to explore the world around her.

Deciding to live life to the fullest, Rin calls a friend and makes an arrangement with him of a sexual nature, wanting to explore her more basic desires as well as experiment with some new ones, using sex as a way to break herself free of her chains.

When the rules are broken and her world is turned upside down and she is left brokenhearted, an old friend comes back and she becomes confused about her current path. He seems to want to help her, but is that all he wants? What does SHE want?

Rin fights to find her own path to independence and strength, wanting to be the kind of woman that is capable of having a family one day. Rin wants to heal and be the person that she knows that she can be, but if she waits too long, she may lose the one that's always been there for her, pushing her along the way.


4907614_thumb1 A.M. Wray is the pen name for Candy Crum for her New Adult/Erotic Romance novel "Free Me".
Candy Crum is the author of The Eternal Series (The Eternal Gift, The Eternal Echo)as well as the creator of The Dark Compendiums (The Withering Darkness), anthologies focusing on the work of "yet-to-be-known" authors as a way to give back to those who helped her. She lives with her husband and two children in Indiana and spends the majority of her time playing with her kids, writing, reading, or listening to music.

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I liked Free Me by A.M Wray so much that I read it through again before I decided to write my review. Most women have all had that one boyfriend or husband that wanted to decide which friends you could have and when you could talk to your family. When Serenity and Shane finally got divorced, it hit her that she had lost contact with some very good friends.

Rin captured my attention because while she was still young and had needs, she did not want to do the one night stands and did not want to jump into a new relationship. That is where the friends with benefits come in. When that does not go as planned, she takes her time with another friend but ahs her doubts about taking it further. I can totally relate to how a failed relationship will make you question ever getting into another one.

There are some pretty hot scenes in this book. I loved it. I give this book 4 stars. I hope that the next book comes out soon because I am sure it will be as great as this one, and that is something that you just do not want to miss

Deborah Reviewed
4 star



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Review-Her Ride by Rachael Orman

Her Ride (Her Series #1) Book Title – Her Ride
Author – Rachael Orman
Publisher –
Genre –Romance

Being happy. It sounds so simple. Yet, it seems that it’s always just out of reach for Shannon Ryan.

After serving overseas for seven years as a female United States Marine, Ryan is finally getting out the military. But coming home to live with her biker brother and his motorcycle club is more difficult than she thought it would be. Much has changed in the years that she has been gone, including Ellis, her brother’s best friend and childhood crush.
Ellis 'Dirty' Crane is the second in command for Tormented Souls Motorcycle Club. The only thing he lives for is the club, that is until Ryan comes home, no longer the wild little girl that followed him around. The two things standing in his way of getting what he wants are Patrick, Ryan's brother and leader of the club, and Jeremiah, Ryan’s boyfriend.

Can Ellis break through Ryan’s walls? Burn them and Jeremiah down? Prove to her brother that he’s the right man for her? Or is Ryan hiding more than she’s letting on?

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Stay at home mother of two with a passion for reading almost as much as writing. She is often found curled up with her Kindle reading while her children cuddle up on either side 'reading' books of their own. Married for almost ten years to the most wonderful husband and father, she couldn't ask for more out of life. Except maybe to live somewhere not quite as hot as the desert she currently lives in.

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Her Ride by Rachael Orman blew me away. Here I was thinking it was going to be a typical style book, boy was I wrong. When she kept talking about her secrets getting out, of course I came to the WRONG conclusion. I was so far off that I do not think I was even on the same planet. I so love this book and I am salivating at the thought of reading Patrick’s book.
Ryan may come across as a brat at times. She has her reasons. You have to keep guessing if she will ever clue in to her feelings for Dirty. He is all about her and does his best to win her over. He is devastated when he learns her secrets, but does not let that deter him.

This is a 5 star ***** book all of the way. Notice how I keep mentioning her secrets? You will have to read the book to find out what they are. This book pulled all kinds of emotions out of me.


Deborah Reviewed
5 stars

Review-Brie’s Tokyo Tryst by Red Phoenix

Brie's Tokyo Tryst:(Submissive in Love, #1) Book Title – Best Laid Plans
Author – Red Phoenix
Publisher – Red Phoenix Entertainment
Genre – Erotica


Brie Bennett is a submissive in love, but a chain of events will lead her on an unexpected journey around the world. A haunting dream, along with Tono Nosaka’s disappearance, forces an unplanned trip to Japan where tragedy, duty and the allure of Kinbaku take center stage. Brie discovers an enchanting new side to the gentle Master and the compelling reason for his silence.
This first novella of Brie's Submissive in Love series takes you on a tantalizing journey to Tokyo: a land of tradition, beauty and seductive rope play…

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I love romance and I love good sex. It is a healthy combination in real life. I write stories that touch on the ups and downs of lovers and the unique sexual experiences that make life a ton more fun.

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I was so excited when Red Phoenix decided to continue on with the Brie series. And thankfully, she did not announce the new series too far in advance, so I did not have to wait long to get my hands on the new novella beginning this third chapter in Brie's journey with her Master, Sir. Right from the beginning, this book grabbed me and hung on tight. Red has a gift for drawing the reader in, making them experience the extreme emotions that flow through Brie. I loved that this brought back one of the most favored Doms, Tono. This whole novella is focused on Brie and Tono's spiritual connection, which was explained early in the first series, and it has carried over to each subsequent series. (Cheering loudly!)

Brie has grown up a lot so far, but she is still newer to the lifestyle and faces challenges that guide her on her journey. She is very much in love with Sir, but she has a very strong connection to Tono, whom she almost chose to collar, but because Tono's father reacted poorly to her, stating that Tono would not be enough for Brie, she decided that since they had a special bond with his father having taught him Kinbaku,she would not fight for him and chose Thane instead. She has never doubted her choice, but it hasn't always been easy.

Tono has always been a fan favorite. His sexy, gentle spirit lures you in. His skill with the rope ensnares you, and when his dominance is thrown in the mix, watch out for flames because he is smoking hot. His Asian flavor and traditions are as sexy as sin, and he has such a kind heart that when he goes missing, Brie feels it from the other side of the world. They have always had an unique connection that borders on magical.

Brie finally gets a letter from Tono, but she is still uneasy. Sir agrees that they need to support Tono whether he wants it or not, being that he knows exactly what Tono is going through. Their journey in Japan expands what we know of these three characters. I was captivated from page one to the end, and any Red Phoenix fan will be too. What will happen between Tono and Brie? With emotions running high, will their love ruin everything? How will Sir react to the revelations? What is going to happen to Tono? How will his world look after the tragedies? Of course no Brie book would be complete without a lovely dose of uber sexy Dom/sub situations, and this one does not disappoint. Well, I am going to go jump in a cold shower. Go grab this yummy read up now! All I can say is, welcome back Brie!! Hints at the next installment will have you salivating. Yes!

Heidi Reviewed

Review-Rain Shadow by Tess Oliver

Rain Shadow Book 2 Book Title – Rain Shadow
Author – Tess Oliver
Publisher –Tess Oliver
Genre –


Luke 'Reno' Barringer knows that the deeper he is sucked into Dreygon Sharpe's world and the Bedlam MC, the harder it will be to get out alive. He has to go soon, but he won't leave without Angel, the girl who has taken control of his heart. Luke unwittingly impresses Dreygon with his abilities, and he decides a feigned loyalty to the club is their best chance at freedom. But if the secret he keeps from Angel is discovered before they are free, it will bring everything to a shattering end.

Angel Sharpe knows Luke is keeping something from her, but she also knows that nothing could shake her love for him. She believes that Luke will eventually gain her grandfather's trust and that she and Luke will leave the compound together. But as the layers of mystery peel away and the truth about Luke is revealed, Angel's dream unravels and she fears she may lose him forever.

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Tess Oliver  

Tess Oliver is a teacher and writer who lives in California with her husband, kids and a small pack of pampered dogs. She loves horses, chocolate and Jane Austen books.

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WOW!!! I was received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. After reading the first book, I was not sure where Tess was going to go with the 2nd book in this series. It was absolutely amazing, she kept me guessing the entire time. Just when you think you have got something or someone figured out, she will get your head spinning. Absolutely can not wait for the next installment of this series!

Trista Reviewed
5 stars

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review-Saving Abel by Gina Whitney

Book Title – Saving Abel
Author – Gina Whitney
Publisher – Gina Whitney
Genre –


*Warning: Written for mature audiences 18+ Includes: *Possessive Alpha Dom Rocker, profanity, detailed sexual encounters, alcohol, drugs, BDSM themes, and *Cliffhanger*

Abel Gunner, the lead singer of the band Lethal Abel, is what beautiful nightmares are made of. His gritty, melodic rasp threatens to rip your heart out of your chest and leave you gasping for the very breath he robbed you of. His kisses, detonating on impact, leave you ruined. Abel is also a Dom, and his appetite for seduction is legendary and intense. After a chance encounter with Gia, his need to dominate this woman increases tenfold. He wants to consume her, merge with her, and never leave her body.

Abel's emerald eyes touch the deepest part of Gia's soul in a way that terrifies her. She fears he can see her secret. Lies, guilt, and betrayal lay beneath her skin, and she's terrified of being exposed. How will Gia ever begin to explain? She doesn't believe she's worthy of him, and her greatest fear is that her carefully guarded heart will be shattered. However, she finds herself unable to deny this rogue tattooed rocker whose kisses just might ruin her.

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I grew up reading Judy Blume, and Nancy Drew books. I was raised in the town of North Valley Stream, New York(Long Island), and attended community college for fashion design. At 19 years old I opened a boutique. Recently, I published my second novel Beautiful Lies(erotica). Saving Abel(Erotic-Rock-Romance) will be my third and will be published June 30th. When I'm not writing, you can find me with friends and family. I live in Massapequa, NY with my two beautiful boys PJ and Drew, and our Mastiff Hercules. Reading has always been a passion and obsession. You can usually find me typing furiously while shouting obscenities over my latest WIP. My guilty pleasures are: a good laugh, being snarky, espresso, Pistachio ice-cream, alternative music, sunflower seeds, I.P.A's, twizzlers, and above all steamy swooning angst filled novels. I'm pathologically obsessed with True Blood(Eric ;), Games of Thrones, White Queen, Vampire Diaries, Resurrection, and The Originals. If you'd like to chat. Hit me up on Facebook or twitter.

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A Hot rocker and a beautifully damaged woman! When they collide it is explosive!
I am a sucker for a hot tattooed dominating lead singer of a rock band but really who isn't!. Abel Gunner is the lead singer of Lethal Abel. He pulls no punches letting you know what he wants and desires. If you are land in his sights and agree to his terms get ready to submit fully and hold on for a wild ride!

Gia is a beautiful woman who looks as thou she has it all together . She unfortunately is a product of a sad childhood and horrid mother. She has been used a pawn one too many times and has had enough. When these two troubled souls collide it is explosive. The immediate attraction is undeniable. Gia begins to reveal a side of Abel that as yet to be discovered. He begins to reveal his true feelings and a new personality. It is difficult to find love in the limelight especially when so many external forces are working in tandem against you.

Abel's Caustic former submissive Morgana and Gia's toxic and vengeful mother add so much drama to the mix.
I truly was unable to put this book down. A great story with amazingly dirty sex, interesting and flawed characters made this quite an interesting read! I can not wait to get my hands on book 2. Get busy Gina don't keep us waiting!
~~Michele McMullen~~



Review-Sweet Renegade by Andria Large

Sweet Renegade (Renegade, #1) Book Title – Sweet Renegade
Author – Andria Large
Publisher –
Genre – Romance


What do you mean you’ve never heard of Renegade? They are only the biggest boy band in the world!
Beau Kennedy
At twenty-three, I never thought that I would be where I am today. I live in a world of chaos, screaming fans, and temptations everywhere. There is only one thing that I truly want, but she’s constantly rejecting me. She thinks I’m too young and too immature; however, I will prove her wrong. I will show her that I can be everything she needs and wants in a man. If she will just give me a chance, I can show her how much she means to me. She has no idea how determined I can be or how hard I will fight to make her mine.
Lizette Parrish
I’m presented with an offer that is just too good to refuse. Beau Kennedy wants one month. One month of being his girlfriend so that he can prove to me that he can be what I need. If at the end of the month, I don’t feel like he is the right guy for me, then we end things, and he will never ask me out again. One month? I can do that, especially if it means he will leave me alone when it’s over. What I didn’t expect, though, is all of the things that he brought to the table and all of the things that we end up going through during our month together, inevitably brings us closer together.
Can I still leave him when the month is up? My mind says yes, but I’m not so sure my heart agrees.
Warning: For mature audiences only. Contains seriously hot sex scenes that will leave you wanting to fulfill your very own boy band fantasy. Please keep in mind that this is a work of fiction and I made it up from my own imagination.

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Andria Large  

Andria is married and a stay at home mother with two crazy little girls and two psychotic cats. She doesn't go anywhere without her precious iPhone and a purse full of animal crackers. She used to be completely obsessed with the Backstreet Boys, but now is only mildly obsessed (still goes to every concert when they are in town). She loves cartoons and Disney movies, and can probably recite every line from Dumb and Dumber. Humor is a must in her life; otherwise, it would be completely boring. Pepsi is her weakness, along with anything chocolate. She can’t sing to save her life, but she pretends she can when she is alone in her car with the music blasting so that she can’t hear herself. And don’t mess with her family because she will fuck you up.
She loves to read Romance. Paranormal, Scottish, Military, Police, Firefighters, Athletes, Cowboys and M/M are her favorite. She is not so much a fan of YA, though. If you haven’t been able to tell from reading her books, she likes - whether she is reading them or writing them - lots of hot steamy sex.
Andria loves her fans and is always willing to chat. She works hard on her books, does not get offended easily, and has a pretty thick skin when it comes to negativity toward her work. She welcomes constructive criticism because she feels that is how one betters themselves, by taking that constructive criticism and using it. Andria’s books are her art, they are pieces of her, and she can only hope that people will like what she does. For those who don’t, she asks that you be respectful of her art. You don’t have to like it, but you don’t have to be mean about it either.


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This is a fantastic start to introducing us to the men of Renegade! Andria had me hooked with her Beck Brother's series and I must say this new one did not disappoint.

She begins by introducing us to the band Renegade. They began as a boy band five years ago and oh my have they grown up.
Beau is our 23 year old front man. He is a sweet southern boy full of charm, passion and talent. He could have any woman he wants but the one he desires keeps getting away! He has been in awe of Lizette since the day she became the bands manager five years ago. He has tried every trick and angle to get her to see him as the man that is perfect for her!
Lizette is a 30 year old successful, beautiful ,stubborn , feisty woman. She has successfully brushed off Beau's advances for years. She knows that the electricity she feels when they are together is amazing but has decided that he is too young for her. She knows that it is never a good idea to mix business with pleasure.

Beau finally devises a plan. He asks Lizette to date him for 30 days . If he can convince her they can make this work and the spark they feel between them is real she must stop fighting him. If she can walk away after 30 days realizing Beau is not the man for her he will never ask her out again!
How could this go wrong?????

This was the perfect balance of romance, humor, sexual tension and oh my let's not get started on the sex! The characters are well developed which in turn makes you fall in love with them. They are surrounded by a wonderful supporting cast.
I can not wait to read more from this series and the men of Renegade. Great job Andria! ~~Michele McMullen~~




RELEASE DAY BLITZ - Chained To You by SK Fordham

Title: Chained To You, Chained Series #2
Author: SK Fordham
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Stella Howard is chained, chained to her past and chained by her present. Dean quests to save Stella, to show her that he loves her and wants to be in her life. But Deans’ own past catches up to him and threatens to destroy all that he now cares about before he has the chance to love freely. Will others cruel intentions stop love from growing? Or will love conquer?



SK Fordham is a wife, mother and nurse. SK grew up in an outer eastern suburb of Melbourne Australia. SK loves handbags, chocolate, dancing and all forms of hot drinks.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review-Conjuring Darkness by Melanie James

Conjuring Darkness (Darkness, #1) Book Title – Conjuring  Darkness
Author – Melanie James
Publisher –
Genre –Paranormal

25 year old Lexi Salenko is an independent and focused young woman who has realized her dream of moving to the open country of Montana and starting up a quaint bookstore. Romance and adventure have always remained within the covers of her cherished novels until one day she receives a mysterious letter from her archaeologist sister. The letter was sent from Israel and was badly damaged, but Lexi understands enough of it that her sister may be in trouble.
Lexi follows the cryptic instructions sent to her and finds herself propelled on an odyssey across three continents with a very sexy former Navy SEAL turned mercenary and a mysterious ancient relic with ties to an ancient cult. She learns about a supernatural force that stretches from the ancient ruins at Gobleki Tepe Turkey through the death camps of the Holocaust and into her present life. Along the way she learns that sometimes you have to let yourself fall in love and believe in the power of hope

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Melanie James  
Bestselling author Melanie James spent 14 years as an IT systems administrator before tiring of the hustle and bustle of the technology world. She's doing what she loves by writing steamy paranormal, contemporary and romantic comedy books. Melanie has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Leadership and Development, with a minor in Women's Studies. She is currently working on her Master's Degree in Adult Education at the University of Wisconsin- Stout. She will graduate in the fall of 2014.
She is married to a wonderful man who supports her dreams and goals. She has two children, three step-children, a beautiful daughter-in-law and an adorable grand-baby.

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Holy cats!!! This book blew me away!!! The book started with paranormal history and then jumped into the present where the there are too many twists and turns to count. Several of which I said "I didn't see that coming". I was captivated with all the magic and how she brought it the past and present all together! Great job Melanie James! I couldn't put this one down!


Carol Reviewed
5 stars