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Book Review: ‘Split Ends’ by Taylor Dawn

Title: Split Ends (Magnolia Series Book 2)

Published: 4th May 2016

Publisher: Princess Press

Author: Taylor Dawn

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Twitter: @TAYLORDAWNBOOKS

 

Synopsis:

Biloxi Mississippi wasn’t where Cole Matthews expected to end up, but duty called and he answered. Life seemed to be going at a normal pace until a letter fell into his hands. One that would send him into a frenzied spiral, causing him to doubt the decisions he’d made years ago. Now Cole must choose between what he wants and what he needs. Gracie Callahan made a choice at the age of 19. She told herself what she was doing was for the best. But now, twelve years later, she’s trapped in a decision that can only be undone by the signature of the man she pushed away years ago. Upon arrival in Mississippi, Gracie must decide between protecting someone she loves, taking back the life she once had, while still holding out hope that she might attain both. Follow Cole and Gracie in Split Ends, the second installment of the Magnolia Series. International Bestselling Author Taylor Dawn steams up the south once more as Cole and Gracie take you on a journey of romantic entanglement, passion and suspense.

 

Review:

So when Cole finds out he’s still technically marriage his first impression is pretty much ‘fuck’. Even more so when she informs him she’s coming to town to get him to sign the divorce papers. This girl now a woman is the definition of the one that got away. Crazy in love at 19 they could have had a future but one lie changed all that. Now she’s back and she has a daughter – three guesses for who the father is people? She makes up a one-night stand being the dad and it’s amazing how he doesn’t see through it. This is the woman you haven’t seen for 13 years and she has a 12-year-old daughter. Do the math Cole! I think he didn’t see it because he couldn’t believe she’d do something like that. But that’s the least of their problems. Seems she’s in trouble and thinks she only has one way out of it by getting a divorce. Cole has other plans, from the moment he sees her again he is thrown straight back to the past and he’s going to make it his mission to get her to fall in love with him again. Shouldn’t be too hard for either of them, as it never really went away to begin with.

The chemistry and passion is so high between Cole and Gracie you may need to fan yourself down in places but I think the suspense was lacking in places. Not as much intrigue with it as the first but more like a subtle note running along at the same time they are reconnecting. No matter how many times she tries to tell herself what she needs to do for those she loves (get a divorce to somehow keep Dash safe) it just happens to contradict with her emotions when confronted with Cole again. Secrets aren’t kept for long with Cole’s inquisitive nature – he’s FBI so he will figure things out, just might take him a little time. She kept a rather big secret from him in the past but even finding out about that won’t make him hate her. It has always been her for him and nothing and no one is getting in his way of getting her back. He wants his family – Gracie and Cora – so he will do anything to keep it and them safe. He is definitely her missing puzzle piece and she’s only just now trying to figure out how she managed without him for so long. Good job he plans on keeping her and Cora around for a while to come. Well if he can sort out her little issue she’s got herself caught up in. Danger for her family drove her to Cole to try and sort it out one way but really I think she knew deep down that he’d sort it out his way to keep all of them safe.

Great that you get to catch up with Ava and Luke. They play quite a big part throughout in helping Gracie and Cole reconnect while keeping Cora, her daughter, occupied at their house. Not a hardship as she loves the house and thinks Ava’s great.

Loved Brandi in the first and was wondering where she was for a while. Her cameo does kind of help Cole see what’s been right in front of him the whole time. Had to do a quick check with book 3 and I’m pleased to say it’s her book next. She was such a character in the first can’t wait for her to get centre stage.

4 out of 5 stars

I received this copy of the book from Nell’s PR and Marketing for my honest review.

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Cover Reveal: Heated Sweets’ by A.M. Willard

 

Title: Heated Sweets Volume 3 (A Taste of Love)
By: A.M. Willard
Cover Design: MadHat Books
Release Date: May 17, 2017

Synopsis

 

Do you believe someone can change your whole perspective on life? I didn’t, but I do now…

It all happens when I meet my sexy neighbor, Evan Taylor.

My name’s Francesca, better known as Frankie, and I’ve been hiding behind my camera for years. It’s what I know and love- not to mention the best way to disguise myself. It’s easy to make life look perfect from this side, even when yours is in shambles. My chronic illness is my biggest insecurity, and what I not only hide from myself, but from the world. Good thing I have a group of friends who can supply me with massive overloads of cupcakes, or life would totally stink.

Brody’s always been my crutch, but I knew deep down that he wouldn’t be the one I’d end up with. We just had to find a way to let the past go as we moved forward with our search of happiness. He’ll always be my hero, but sometimes in life you need more than a cape.

Evan Taylor is exciting, and doesn’t expect me to give him the world. He accepts me for who I am with no additional pressure. Evan’s also the one who can offer me the one thing I think I can’t give him – life. With the passion and desire that we hold for each other–it might be enough to win in the end and come out from behind the camera.

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International Bestselling Author, A.M. Willard resides in Savannah, Georgia. She joined the Peach State many years ago after leaving the crystal blue waters and sugary white sand behind from the Panhandle of Florida. She’s also known for being a wife, mother, and caretaker for her farm animals. A.M. loves anything sassy, glittery, and is a sucker for the Hallmark Channel. That last one might be the reason she believes in soulmates or it could be because she married her high school sweetheart almost twenty years ago.

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Release Blitz: ‘Dirty Thief’ by Tia Louise

Title: Dirty Thief
Series: Dirty Players #4
Author: Tia Louise
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2017

 

Blurb

DIRTY * SEXY * SCANDALOUS

What do you get when you mix a brooding king with a sexy pickpocket? Not your usual fairytale.

Ava Wilder is beautiful, she lives in a pink castle, and she’s a thief. Rowan Westringham Tate loves power, speed, and Ava.

Their romance is straight out of a dirty Cinderella story, until the one man Ava is running from shows up to claim what she stole—or to claim her.

Now Ava might be forced to take another thing to protect her happily ever after… A life. 

DIRTY THIEF is a white-hot CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE in the “Dirty Players” universe. It features secrets, lies, a touch of darkness, and scorching-hot sexy times. Prepare for frequent panty changes, frantic clicking, and rapid breathing until the end. Mature readers only.

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Excerpt

© TLM Productions LLC, 2017

Rowan

Moving my mouth, I devour her. She keeps pace with me, and while our bodies are wet and slippery, our mouths are inseparable. Lips move, tongues chase. I pull her full upper lip between my teeth, and she sucks my bottom lip into her mouth. We’re making out like teenagers, and I move closer, cupping her ass to pull her flush against me.

My knees bend, and her hand drops between us, grasping my erection and sliding up and down. I groan into her mouth, and her tongue slides along the seam of mine. Her hand moves faster, and I grip the back of her head, fisting her hair. She’s working me, and it feels fucking amazing.

“Ava,” I groan, breaking away, dropping my chin to kiss her shoulder.

She kisses my neck, just before I feel her teeth against my skin, just before she pulls it into her mouth. She’s sucking my neck, jacking me off, and fuck, I’m so close to coming.

My fingers tighten, and I pull her head back. “I need to be inside you.”

Dilated eyes heavy with desire meet mine. “Take me to bed.”

Holding her around the waist, I lift us both from the hot water, grabbing the white terry robe off the hook as we pass. I drape it around Ava’s shoulders before easing her back onto the enormous king-sized bed. She’s on her back, her head on the pillow, and I brace my hands at her sides. My eyes skim over her naked body, lightly pink from the water, scuffed from my beard. Then I lean down to consume her mouth again.

Her lips part, and our tongues stroke and taste. I’m ravenous for her. My frustration and tension once more finds release in most pleasurable way. Her fingers grip my arms, and I dip my tongue into her cherry-mint sweetness. I haven’t stopped kissing her since we entered the bath, but now I’m wanting another taste.

Moving down her body, I stop at her breasts, pulling one nipple into my mouth, circling my tongue, teasing her tip. Her back arches, and she moans. I kiss my way to the other side and pull another stiff peak between my lips, nipping and sucking. I want to mark her. I want to cover her creamy skin in blistering red marks of passion.

“You’re delicious,” I sigh, kissing the top of her ribs. Lavender oil scents her skin.

She laughs and pulls away. “Tickles!”

I smile as I continue to the center of her torso to circle my tongue around her navel before going lower. I kiss her hipbone, biting and sucking another red mark before settling down between her thighs. Holding her hips, I spread her open. A glance up, and I see her stomach rising and falling rapidly with her breaths. Anticipation is the strongest aphrodisiac.

Holding my lips just above her clit, I allow my breath to warm her body. I lightly brush my lips along the crease at the top of her thigh.

She squirms and sighs. “Rowan…”

I love driving her crazy. I love keeping her happy. I want nothing more than Ava Wilder-Tate saying my name in that exact note of need and eagerness every time.

 

Author Bio

Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

From “Readers’ Choice” nominations, to USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, to winning the 2015 “Favorite Erotica Author” and the 2014 “Lady Boner Award” (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…

 

Books by Tia Louise

 

The One to Hold Series:

One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013

One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine), 2014

One to Protect (Derek & Melissa), 2014

One to Love (Kenny & Slayde), 2014

One to Leave (Stuart & Mariska), 2014

One to Save (Derek & Melissa), 2015

One to Chase (Amy & Marcus), 2015

One to Take (Stuart & Mariska), 2016

 

The Dirty Players Series:

The Prince & The Player, 2016

A Player for A Princess, 2016

Dirty Dealers, 2017

Dirty Thief, April 25, 2017

 

Paranormal Romances:

One Immortal (Derek & Melissa, #SexyVampires), 2015

One Insatiable (Koa & Mercy, #SexyShifters), 2015

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Book Review: ‘Rock F*ck Club’ by Michelle Mankin

Title: Rock F*ck Club

Published: 24th April 2015

Author: Michelle Mankin

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Twitter: @MichelleMankin

 

Synopsis:

10 cities in two weeks 10 famous rockstars. On my knees. Against the wall. On my tits

I don’t care. As long as I get the evidence to prove it. Why? Because I caught my former prick of a boyfriend from Heavy Metal Enthusiasts doing a groupie doggie style backstage on the night we were supposed to be celebrating our 1 year anniversary.

He told me I was too uptight. Too vanilla. Too boring. So I got drunk with my bestie, Marsha West, the aspiring videographer. I ranted. I raved. I came up with a crazy idea. What I didn’t know was that my best friend recorded me. Marsha put the video up on YouTube. It went viral with 10 million hits. Now I’ve got fans and sponsors offering me big bucks.

Rockstars are volunteering to be my f*ck buddy.

Hollywood is calling.

I get to choose which rockstars I want.

The stakes are high.

This sh*t just got real.

What could go wrong?

 

Review:

Walking in on your rock star boyfriend while he’s doing a roadie definitely means venting to your bestie and drinking tequila is needed, stat. The hypocrisy of it all is all Ravens’ thinking. How come it’s only men (specifically rockstars) who can choose when, where and with whom and not get judged? Why not women too? So in her drunken state she declares that she will create a rock f*ck club. Her plan is simple, 10 cities in two weeks with 10 different famous rockstars. She decides who and when to show the power of female embodiment. Rating the men as she goes to help others who might want to follow. What she doesn’t realize at the time is that said bestie was filming her rant, uploaded it to her YouTube channel and now it has 10 million views. Talk about a boost to the system when rockers are starting to volunteer to be one of her 10. So her and Marsha think why not and just go for it. What could possibly go wrong?

Her journey might have started out one way but what happens when you find the real thing before your journeys done? Falling at Lucky’s feet might have been the best thing that happened to her but is she ready to open herself up again? No, not really. She is suffering from pain in her past and until she deals with it she can’t move forward. Besides it soon becomes a bit difficult to back out when a production company offers a very large sum of money to create the RFC as a reality series. Raven is always thinking about others before herself and with the money she knows it will help those she cares for, but how far is she really willing to go. I liked that it wasn’t always an easy ride along the way. Showing sometimes you need to listen to those warning bells with some men and trust your friends. Raven was very much a lost soul at the beginning but finding Lucky and going on the journey for the RFC actually helped her get back to who she really is.

Lucky is your classic sexy rock star, British accent to boot, but had a hidden side too that not many see. Fiercely loyal to his family and from the moment he meets Raven you could see he wanted protect her too, even from herself at times. Man alive there was so much chemistry between them. You could cut the sexual build up tension with a knife. Intense doesn’t cover it but with the road she finds herself on she doesn’t know how to start something until it’s over. Will he be waiting at the end? He’s the only one who really sees her, not like the others. It’s starting to be all about perception near the end. Give just enough to be seen but hold back on what’s really real. She is becoming more aware of herself and yes she does get a little frisky with some badass rockers but its all part of reconnecting with herself again.

Loved the rest of the band – Rocky, Alec and Cody. Had a feeling about two of them being ‘closer’ than the publics’ impression. Sky was innocent in the way she acts and was a gentle presence throughout. You can see her feelings for a certain someone clear enough, lets see if he’s man enough to take and keep her. No messing with her my man or there will be trouble. Marsha was a fun character who has clearly been Ravens partner in crime for years and will continue to do so. Hopefully she will find what she’s looking for too along the way. I liked the Navajo influences throughout on her journey of rediscovery back to herself. Its like she came full circle back to her roots to see who she really was and who she really wanted to be with. Three guesses people?

4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Give Me Books for my honest review.

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Release Blitz: ‘Rock F*ck Club’ by Michelle Mankin

 

Title: Rock F*ck Club
Author: Michelle Mankin
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 24, 2017

 

Blurb

10 cities in two weeks. 10 famous rock stars. On my knees. Against the wall. On my tits. I don’t care. As long as I get the evidence to prove it. Why? Because I caught my former prick of a boyfriend from Heavy Metal Enthusiasts doing a groupie doggie style backstage on the night we were supposed to be celebrating our 1 year anniversary.

He told me I was too uptight. Too vanilla. Too boring. So I got drunk with my bestie, Marsha West, the aspiring videographer. I ranted. I raved. I came up with a crazy idea. What I didn’t know was that my best friend recorded me. Marsha put the video up on YouTube. It went viral with 10 million hits. Now I’ve got fans and sponsors offering me big bucks.

Rock stars are volunteering to be my f*ck buddy.

Hollywood is calling.

I get to choose which rock stars I want.

The stakes are high.

This sh*t just got real.

What could go wrong?

 

Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

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Author Bio

Michelle Mankin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.

Rock Stars. Romance. Redemption.

Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry.

Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.

Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series.

Catch the perfect wave with irresistible surfers in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series.

Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.

BRUTAL STRENGTH series:

Love Evolution

Love Revolution

Love Resolution

Love Rock’ollection: The Brutal Strength Rock Star Trilogy, books 1-3

TEMPEST series (also available in audio):

Irresistible Refrain

Enticing Interlude

Captivating Bridge

Relentless Rhythm

Tempest Raging: The Tempest Rock Star series, books 1-4

Tempting Tempo

Scandalous Beat

The MAGIC series (also available in audio):

Strange Magic

Dream Magic

Twisted Magic

ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series (also available in audio):

Outside

Riptide

Oceanside

FINDING ME series (also available in audio):

Find Me

Remember Me

Keep Me

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