Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fab Five Freebies – Romance


Love and Rumors: A Beach Reads Movie Star Billionaire Contemporary Romance

(Book Club Edition) (The Summer Sisters 1)

One picture. One tabloid. Two lives changed forever.

Finian Alexander is one scandalous tabloid photo away from catapulting his acting career onto the A-list. All his bad boy persona needs is an agreeable member of the paparazzi to give him a friendly boost. But vacationing out in the middle of nowhere, the only photographer he knows is way too scrupulous for her own good.

Or is she?

Hailey Summer is desperate for cash—so desperate that she’s willing to do just about anything with her photography skills to save her family’s cottage and keep her secrets hidden from her sisters. So when sexy, arrogant movie star Finian makes her an offer, Hailey can’t resist. But does his proposition take things too far? And when their plans begin to unravel, will Finian and Hailey find the limelight too blinding?

This is the first book in the Summer Sisters Tame the Billionaires contemporary romance series.


Sheikh Romance – The Sheikh Seduces

(Sheikh Romance Contemporary New Adult Fantasy Billionaire Romance)

When Sherri gets out of a long relationship with a man that puts her down for her size she follows her friends to an exotic eastern island where one of them is getting married.

When her flight is delayed due to a storm, she meets a sexy sheikh who puts her up in the hotel he owns and shows her around. But she gets more than she bargained for when one steamy night turns into a possible lifetime.

Contains mature language intended for 18+


Stepbrother Crazy Seal: Military Romance: Seal Romance

(FREE BONUS BOOK INCLUDED PLUS FREE GIFT) (Bad Boy Stepbrother Alpha Billionaire Short Stories)

Kelsey Heely was as trendy as they come and at the age of 22 was already successful beyond what other woman her age have achieved. Her long blonde hair framed her tan skin and stunning ocean blue eyes. With her curves in all the right places and gorgeous bust she could easily have any man she desired. But as the daughter of a successful businessman, she plans to follow in his footsteps and has no time for love. Her heart and mind change the day she meets her new step-brother, gorgeous and reserved she begins to wonder if she can keep her usual control to resist this handsome yet troublesome man.

Matt Heely, just turned 24 and has worked hard for what he has, knowing exactly what his good looks and Navy Seal background could get him. His blonde hair and blue eyes, paired with a perfectly chiseled body and sun kissed skin could get him anything, and anyone, he wanted. One look into his beautiful eyes and woman would hand him them hearts, and he took great pleasure in it. But when his mother remarries he finds himself face to face with the most stunning woman he has ever met, and the only one to ever resist his charms.

When Kelsey hears her father Daemon has eloped, marrying his third wife Elena on a random trip to Las Vegas, she thinks little of it. Until she receives a phone call insisting she come to Europe with the family. Eager to immerse herself in the latest overseas fashions, she reluctantly agrees, only to find herself trapped in a medieval castle with the most beautiful, and dangerous, man she has ever met. Her new step-brother Matt is taken by her looks and immediately works his charms, to find himself rejected for the first time. The challenge drives him more and he is determined to take her. Can Kelsey manage to keep her composure, or will her lust win over her good senses?

Note: Contains Explicit Scenes of Passion and Desire. Intended For Adult Eyes Only!



(Billionaire Military Alpha Male Romance) (New Adult Suspense Romance Short Stories)


Katrina Harrison is a beautiful, successful, independent woman who has better luck in business than she has with men. Her psycho ex- boyfriend Garrett Moore cheated on her more times than she could count and still blamed the breakup on her. The day she tossed him out of the house, her life began anew. Now she’s building a successful design and alterations business all on her own: an independent woman intent on creating the life she deserves without a man getting in the way.

Deep down, she knew her bliss was too good to last. Garrett, a dirty cop with blood on his hands, is suddenly back; following her, calling, emailing, threatening… The cops are no help as they protect their own. When Garrett turns dangerous, Katrina turns to Alex O’Connor, an arrogant, smart-mouthed ex Navy SEAL with muscles on top of muscles and attitude to match. Alex owns a security company that deals with assholes like Garrett Moore every day. Surely he’ll know what to do.


Vanessa Stephens thinks she’s in for just another boring weekend in Oxford, England at the 2015 Behavioral Economics Conference.

Even the name of the conference is boring, as are the speakers and most of the attendees.

Paying attention gets even more difficult when a handsome Irishman named Patrick takes a seat beside her and proceeds to distract her in a most wonderful way.

It’s completely out of character for the normally “all business” Vanessa to do so, but she takes Patrick up on his invitation to ditch the conference and have a drink at a local pub.

It’s even more out of character for her to end up being ravished on a public park bench and then inviting the total stranger back to her room.

Can this fiery Irishman loosen up the proper English girl and do it before the sun comes up?


Chelsea Bishop had always been the golden child, especially in the eyes of her beloved stepmother, Amy. Amy’s own son, Eric, was a dark and brooding troublemaker that resented his mother’s relationship with his stepsister. It was that resentment that drove the wedge between Eric and the family for years.

Then, Amy dies suddenly and Chelsea finds herself having to be the responsible one once again. Her father has long since passed away, so it’s up to her to put her stepmother’s affairs in order.

When she comes home to find Eric living in the house, tension leads to passion as the anger and resentment becomes steamy romance.

WARNING: This ebook contains mature themes and language. Intended for 18+ readers only.



~First In A Series~

Love Dies Hard 1 – Hard to Love Series Book 1 (A Billionaire Romance)

My name is Marcus Hunter. I own Hunter Investments, a billion dollar hedge fund. I admit it, I’m a total womanizer, a player, a serial seducer, call me what you like. I don’t do love. I work hard, and I play even harder.I rarely dip into the office pool, that was until I became intrigued with Sophie Shawn. Sophie’s my equal, she’s smart, sharp-witted and of course she has to be sexy-as-hell. The way she shakes her little ass in her tight short skirts has me wanting to bury myself deep inside her. She doesn’t know it yet, but I’m going to bed her tonight. When I’m done with her she won’t be able to utter a coherent word. Little did I know, I was the one in for a surprise from Miss Sophie Shawn.

Close Encounters 1 and 2 – Close Encounters Series Book 1 and 2 (A New Adult and College Series)

Four beautiful and fun loving college coeds embarking on their first year at USC, each wants to experience everything campus life has to offer. One of them is a naughty girl and challenges her new roommates, who can have the most Close Encounters in one month. Clarissa is the first one to try and meet the challenge by surrendering to a forbidden tryst with the hot Professor Montgomery who all the girls sit up front for and swoon over. But the Professor doesn’t like the attention she’s getting from the billionaire frat boy Jason Bancroft, heir to the Bancroft Publishing House fortune. Clarissa knows she wants to enjoy all college has to offer, but will her heart get in way? Deena aspires to become a USC Song Girl and enjoys a variety of men and makes no apologies for it. Kara surprises everyone by going for the motorcycle riding bad boy. Lexi needs to get over her cheating ex-boyfriend and live a little. Who will win the challenge? Who will find love along the way?

My Mr. Sexy 1 – My Mr. Romance Series Book 1 (A New Adult Office Romance )

Get ready for a wild and sexy ride as Marissa Monroe struggles to choose between the two incredibly sexy men to satisfy her cravings for love…Marissa Monroe’s new job lands her in a consulting firm in Downtown Los Angeles. During her first meeting, in walks the confident and sexy as hell Nick Armstrong and the sexual attraction is instantaneous, sparks fly! Neither can deny the unexpected attraction that exists between them.When Marissa discovers that the ever so tempting Nick is off-limits and she knows she must walk away. Then Nick’s college fraternity brother, the successful and hunky eligible bachelor Mitch Hamilton walks into the picture and things heat up. Who will be the ONE man to convince her that he can satisfy her cravings for love, in and out of the bedroom?

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Cover Reveal: ‘Uniquely Mine’ by Theresa Sederholt

Uniquely Mine by Theresa Sederholt

Cover Reveal Oct 29, 2015

Release Date Nov 10, 2015

Photo Credit: Eric Battershell Photography 

Cover Model: Burton Hughes and Tessi Conquest

Cover Design: Wicked By Design

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Uniquely Mine
A Fitz Series

When the latest string of murders, sweeping New York City, lands on Detective Fitzgerald S. Rodriguez’s desk, the signature evidence hits too close to home. Being unable to stop the murder of his own mother has made Fitz a jaded man. Now he will stop at nothing to protect the one he loves.

Serial killer, Mark Chambers, is like a cat that preys on unsuspecting mice for sport. When a fresh kill no longer quenches his sexual appetite, he sets his sights on Makenna Justice. The fiery-redhead, with her emerald green eyes, ignites a fire in him that he hasn’t had since his first kill.

Time is of the essence for all three of them.

Mark must feed into his desires once more without leaving a trail.

Fitz has to dig himself deep into a killer’s mind to catch him.

And Makenna?—She just has to stay alive.


The Unraveled Trilogy

The Unraveling of Raven (Book 1)

Darkness Into Dawn (Book 2)

Shattered Lies (Book 3) 

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Book Review: ‘Lost Voices of the Nile’ by Charlotte Booth


Title: Lost Voices of the Nil: Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

Published: 15th August 2015

Publisher: Amberley Publishing

Author: Charlotte Booth


Twitter: @nefercharlie


When we think of ancient Egypt, we think of the gods, the pharaohs and the pyramids. However, life for the average Egyptian was very different from this glorious perception and was not so unrecognisable from the lives we live today.

This book tells the history of the ordinary population of ancient Egypt, using the stories of real people – often strange, at times amusing and ultimately very recognisable. Booth introduces us to a number of fascinating people, including Taimhotep, who married a man twice her age and turned to the god Imhotep to help her to conceive a son; Naunakhte, who disinherited her children for neglecting her in her old age; Kenhirkhopshef, a man seemingly obsessed with making lists; and Paneb, the ‘bad boy’ of Deir el-Medina. History is made up of people and personalities, and each of these characters has a story to tell.



Quirky, well researched, interesting read and goes down as another off my 2015 Reading Challenge – A non-fiction book.

So much has been packed into this book with each section easily accessible. Good that there was a map at the beginning so when different areas were talked about you had an idea of where they were in relation to each other – also shows the distance some would have travelled to go from one settlement town to another.

The images inside of Deir el-Medina – which seems to be the main place spoken about throughout – show just how vast the area they lived in was. From just looking at the remains that are left you can get a feel for what it was like in its day, and that it would have been quite an imposing area to live in.

Many aspects of the Ancient Egyptians lifestyles are very similar to our own, showing that sometimes the old ways are the best. Took me a little longer to read than your everyday fiction book but I think that was due to the amount of information being given and letting it all sink in. I do love finding out about the history of the Ancient Egyptians and will always watch a documentary on the subject whenever there is one on TV as I find their way of life in general fascinating.

There were many interesting facts that I picked up along the way throughout this book that stuck with me from either being a little bizarre and quirky or just fascinating in seeing how aspects of the Ancient world still play a part in today’s society.

Passing the Time chapter – They seemed to have their own version of our present day Gladiators competitions where two men would try and knock each other down with polls. Only difference is that they were on boats, rather than podiums, on the River Nile and they would have to knock the other into the water, only then would they win. There was however a side of danger with this sport, once in the Nile there could be a high chance of being eaten by a crocodile or if your opponent got a bit too competitive they could harm you while trying to knock you down with the pole.

Household Religion chapter – The Ancient Egyptians had many gods and it is surprising how the stories go with how many times they could die and be reborn – usually being made out of clay. The story of Isis, Nephthys, Osiris and Seth is the main focus in this chapter and it goes round quite a few times with who dies and comes back. So much so that I did have to re-read to make sure I followed the correct path they were taking.

Love, Sex and Marriage chapter – I have to say the dream interpretations that they had for the very wide rarity of dreams they could have were just brilliant. They were very different between whether you were male or female. For a man to dream he is having intercourse with either his mother or sister this is good (friends will stay close or he will inherit something) whereas if he dreams he is having sex with his wife in the sun this is bad (maybe it’s the whole in the sun bit rather than being with their wife but either way the gods will see his miseries if he does). For a woman they are that much stranger. If she is dreaming that she is married to her husband she will be destroyed and if she embraces him she will experience grief. Then there are a few about if an animal has intercourse with them and if this happens mostly she will be either punished or is likely to die soon. The interpretations between the sexes is very different and you have to wonder whether they were thought up by men or women – either way I think most women at the time would have been wise to keep quiet about what they were dreaming about.

Childhood chapter – Adulthood started so much sooner for the children of Ancient Egypt than it would today, they were barely in their teens before they would be put to work. The boys would, more often then not, follow in their father’s footsteps and the girls would start to take on more roles within the family household. This did not stop them from having fun and playing games just like children of today though, only difference is that it did not last as long.

Working for a Living chapter – The everyday jobs that existed at the time are what you would expect them to be – farmers, labourers, scribes, priesthood and being in the military – where they were usually paid in food rations or with goods rather than with money. But the one I found most interesting was that women could become professional mourners. It appears that women of the deceased’s family would not be able to show their grief in public as it would be ‘considered unseemly’, so they would hire professional mourners to show their grief in their place. Most professions would be past down from father to son, mother to daughter, so it would seem if you didn’t like what your parents did for a living you didn’t have many options of what you could, or more likely would, be doing.

Overall a very informative read that isn’t too heavy to get through so if you are interested in what the everyday life of the Ancient Egyptians was really like then check it out.


4 out of 5 stars

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Release Blitz: ‘The Submission of Theodora’ by Siobhan Daiko

Title: The Submission Of Theodora
Author: Siobhan Daiko 
Genre: Erotic Romance 
It’s not every day a girl gets to meet the most powerful man in the world – but it’s not every girl that’s deemed useful. I’ve been deemed useful to the heir apparent to the Roman Emperor!
My skin prickles with awareness of him. 
His hips form a perfect V; his chest seems forged from iron. 
I long to touch him. 
I long to be possessed by him. 
I long to lose all sense of Theodora and be lost in Justinian. 
Crazy, impetuous, domineering Justinian. With each word he speaks, I drift deeper into the maelstrom of his mind.
They tell me he has unusual tastes. They tell me I must surrender to him. “But as a former courtesan  it’s usually been me in charge.”
But when his true plans for me reveal themselves, and the darkness in Justinian comes to the fore, he threatens my integrity… threatens my very spirit.
Will his darkness swallow me whole?
I’m about to find out.
Advisory: this novel contains vivid erotica, and some hard-core elements of BDSM, all consensual. 18+ only.
Siobhan Daiko is an author of romantic historical fiction and erotic romance. A lover of all things Italian, she lives in the Veneto region of northern Italy with her husband and two cats. After a life of romance and adventure in Hong Kong, Australia and the UK Siobhan now spends her time, when she isn’t writing, enjoying the dolce vita near Venice. The Submission of Theodora is her second book featuring famous courtesans of the past: strong women who held their own in a man’s world.

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Release Blitz: ‘Rules of the Ride’ by H. J. Bellus


Title: Rules of the Ride
Series: Silver Star Ranch #2
Author: H.J. Bellus
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 26, 2015

If it wasn’t for bad luck Maverik wouldn’t have any luck at all. He is the oldest of the Slatter brothers and the protector of his family. He’s a hometown legend and has one best friend, his dog Jake. Life is simple with Maverik. He loves working cattle on the ranch and keeping the dynasty his granddad built alive and well.He’s never believed in second chances.

When Maverik looks into the eyes of Ella James in the middle of his hometown grocery store, he finds himself staring at the ghost of second chance redemptions. Ella walked out on him ten years ago and never looked back. She has returned to town to bury her mom but when their paths collide, it sparks up old flames. Both know better than to indulge, but some train wrecks just can’t be stopped.

Ella in her high heels driving her fancy sports car and Maverik still deep in his hometown roots…

Turmoil is at an all time high at Silver Star as buried secrets surface between Ella and Maverik leaving behind irreparable damage. Maverik is left hollow and hopeless wallowing in his bad luck. He has two choices.




Follow the Slatters in this second installment in the Silver Star Ranch Novels: Rules of the Ride.

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“Wake up.” Freezing water splashes in my face and then there’s a kick to the right side of my ribs. The pain ripping through my head is too much to take. I roll over and clench my eyes shut, gripping for my head.

“Maverik Maddox Slatter, get your ass up now.”

Granddad’s voice rings clear in my throbbing head, and I do everything I can to muster enough energy to sit up against a hay bale. I pull down my straw hat and grumble back at him.

“What in the hell are you doing, son?”

He waits for me to answer but only a few more painful moans escape.

“I’ve watched you destroy your life year by year since Ella left town, and I’m done. She’s back in town and needs support. You going to be a coward or step it up?”

“I love her. I’ve never stopped loving her. I want all of her and can’t control myself around her. It’s just like she walked out of my life yesterday.” I let my hat slide to the ground and grip my temples. “I don’t want her to leave but don’t know how to let myself love her again.”

“Maverik, look at me.”

The silence in the barn is deafening as I pick at the straw coating my jeans. It’s more painful than my throbbing headache and dry mouth.

“Look at me, dammit.”

When I look up, the grief and pain combination covering Granddad’s face is just another dagger to my already wounded heart.

“Then be man enough to give her a chance.” Granddad slowly takes a seat on a bale of hay across from me. “Have you ever flat out asked her why she left?”

“I’m not dumb. She left for the city.”

“There’s your problem, boy, you’re assuming you know all the answers.”

“She basically told me that when I ran into her for a few brief minutes at the rodeo with Challis and Merek.” I do my best to slide up onto the hay bale and sit down, but I don’t miss the shooting pains going off in my head. “She could do nothing but brag about the city life and told me she needed help dodging a date.”

“Dammit, Maverik, you’re not listening to me. You’re assuming everything when it comes to Ella. Now I don’t know why she left, but I do know she loved you just as much as you loved her, and it’s worth finding out.”

I bury my face in the palms of my hands and grunt. I can’t handle any more of Ella and the fucking emotions simmering within me. I want nothing more than to chalk it all up to a pot of bad decisions and move the hell on.

“Can you live the rest of your life without her, Maverik? Will you be okay knowing you let her walk right out of your life this time?”

“No, it killed me the first damn time.” Overwhelming emotions attack my core.

“Then go get her, find out answers, and make a decision from there instead of living in your own personal hell.”

“She left for the city life. I wasn’t enough.”

“Dammit, boy, it’s your choice.”

I watch as he takes his time to stand and hear several of his bones creak and crack as he moves about. I let his message replay over and over in my head as I process the words. When I look back up, Granddad is nearing his front porch and Marvel is by my side in the stable.

“I need help today.”

“I’m here.”

“We need to move some cattle around and help Merek and Challis work the colts. We need to be on them double time from here on out.”

“Okay.” I kick a cloud of dust up in the air, sliding my boot back and forth.

“Saint’s going to be done screwing with us.”

“Saint will never be gone until the day he dies, and then more than likely he’ll leave behind a mini-him. Fuckers like Saint will always be around fucking with the good people.”

“Go change and be ready in twenty minutes. I’ll get your horse ready.”

Marvel storms out the open doors into the sunlight and it’s in this moment I see the Marvel I used to know disappear in front of me. He’s hardened with hatred and stressed beyond belief. Life’s been a bitch to all of us, but I guess the difference between Marvel and myself is that I have the choice to try to fix this shit with Ella, or at least get some unanswered questions resolved.

My tiny bunkhouse is quiet and lonely with lingering memories of sweet Ella gracing it. Just the short time she was here made everything change. I want her here. I want her forever. My heart just has to figure out a way back to her.

I grab my phone and dial the local motel’s number and cringe when I realize I have the number memorized from several nights of inappropriate behavior with strange women. A vicious cycle I used to drown out memories and numb my pain that Ella left me in.

“Wagon Wheel front desk.”

“Um, yeah.” I pause, not really knowing what I want to ask or say.

“Hello? What can I help you with?”

“Ella James’ room please.”

“One moment.”

The phone begins ringing, and I cringe with each ring, still not knowing what I’ll say to her. Ring after ring goes by until it’s cut off.

“Fuck.” I throw down my cell phone, start my coffee pot, and head for the shower.

The cold water stuns every single one of my senses as well as brings my sore muscles to life. Cuts and bruises begin to sting the longer I stand under the spray of water. My hand stops over my chest, right above my heart, and I hear my granddad’s words again, encouraging me to find out the reasons Ella left. I could argue back with well over a dozen reasons not to, but something clicks in my mind. I’m going for her and not giving up this time.

I race out of the shower, dry off, and throw on my riding clothes. Snagging the hot and very full coffee pot, I dash to Granddad’s porch where he’s sitting and begin speaking before he has a chance to. I feel Jake settle between my legs but don’t even take the time to pat his head.

“You’re right.” I fill his empty black coffee mug and then sit down next to him. “I have to end this hate relationship I have for Ella and accept why she moved.”

“You do.” He nods and takes a long sip from his mug.

“I’m going to need you by my side. I’m afraid she’s going to shatter me again. Fuck. I’ve been shattered for years now.”

“Maverik, I’d rather have a broken boy who can heal than a bitter bastard who’s going to waste away the rest of his life in hatred.”

“I hear you. I do.” My hand finds the top of Jake’s head. “I just don’t think I can let her go if I give in.”

“Then don’t let her go, dammit. We all make mistakes, son. Move on.”

“Let’s go.” I look up to see my brother with my horse saddled and him atop his.

“I’ll do it.” I brave a smile when I turn to Granddad and don’t miss his beaming face. “Thanks, old man. I’ll grab my coffee pot after dinner.”

My boots are deafening as they pound the sidewalk down to the gravel road where my horse stands. With each step, I feel like a coward with the thoughts of what I’m about to let my heart do, but I know it’s the right thing. I fucking love Ella and looks like I have one chance to get her back in my life.

“What was that all about?” Marvel tilts his head to one side.

“Oh, just Granddad making me do the right thing.” I throw a foot up into a stirrup, grip onto the horn of my saddle, and settle down on the back of Chili. I smile knowing Marvel saddled up my favorite horse. He’s been around since my high school days and I used to calf rope and team rope off of him before saddle bronc became too addicting. Ella loved Chili.

I kick him into a slow trot and realize every single thought that passes through my mind always goes back to Ella, even before she came home. Marvel keeps up by my side as we let our horses go at full gait to the back pasture. The crisp air, the sound of pounding hooves, and the smell of the ranch all calm each of my senses, causing me to breathe in deep and exhale.

Merek and Challis’s happy faces flash before my eyes. I see my granddad rocking happily on his porch and Marvel working his fingers to the bone on the ranch he loves. Then I see me on the tailgate of my truck holding a cold beer and petting Jake. The scene immediately makes my stomach turn because it’s not the right ending for me and never has been.

“There they are.” Marvel points over to a herd of black cattle.

I follow behind him as he rides up to them. We begin gathering them up one by one and I watch and listen to old Jake work his heart up gathering the cattle. Several minutes go by before they group together and we begin trailing them back toward the barn and corrals. 

I’m going for her. I’m going for her. I chant over and over in my head as Chili trots behind the herd rhythmically, lulling me back into an Ella induced trance.


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