Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Transformation Tuesday (book edition!)

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Jethro Hawk !
by Pepper Winters





Jethro goes from being a complete asshole in Debt Inheritance to being a somewhat lovable guy in the rest of the series. He alternates between complete asshole and somewhat lovable asshole throughout most of the series! YAY FOR MANY TRANSFORMATIONS!

About the series: 
Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter. 

She is no longer free.

Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his twenty-ninth birthday. Her life is his until she’s paid off a debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her—nothing is out of bounds—she has to obey. 

There are no rules. Only payments

Monday, February 27, 2017

Beauty of the Beast Preorder Blitz

Beauty of the Beast

by Rachel L. Demeter Fairy Tale Retellings, #1 Publication Date: March 15, 2017 Genres: Historical Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling, Gothic Romance

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Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.
A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago. A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more… Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera,Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice. Content Warning: This is an edgy retelling of the classic fairy tale. Due to strong sexual content, profanity, and dark subject matter, including an instance of sexual assault committed by the villain, Beauty of the Beast is not intended for readers under the age of 18. goodreads-badge-add-38px

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ABOUT RACHEL L. DEMETER


Rachel L. Demeter lives in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, her goofy lowland sheepdog, and her high school sweetheart of fourteen years. She enjoys writing poignant romances that challenge the reader’s emotions and explore the redeeming power of love.
Imagining dynamic worlds and characters has been Rachel’s passion for longer than she can remember. Before learning how to read or write, she would dictate stories while her mother would record them for her. She holds a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether crafting the protagonist or antagonist, she ensures every character is given a soul.
Rachel endeavors to defy conventions by blending elements of romance, suspense, and horror. Some themes her stories never stray too far from: forbidden romance, soul mates, the power of love to redeem, mend all wounds, and triumph over darkness.
Her dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact through her words.
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Blind Faith Blitz

BLIND FAITH

by Nancy Haviland Steel Jackals MC #2 Publication Date: February 28, 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, MC

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After years of solitude, Tish O’Malley made the mistake of assuming happiness was finally hers. But before she can relax her guard and enjoy her protective—albeit secretive—Sergeant at Arms, another selfish choice made by her unconscionable drug-addict mother brings about deadly consequences. With Rachel conveniently tucked away behind bars, her massive debt is laid at Tish’s feet. Josh “The Guardian” Sylvan knew when he claimed his young queen, her well-being would become his life’s purpose. When her mother’s senseless idiocy brings his estranged father’s notorious club to town, to protect Tish, Josh must consider taking out a member of the Obsidian Devils MC. Can he risk it all? Jeopardize his brothers and their families as they stand at his back, preparing to fight this personal battle? Everything changes when Josh discovers his and Tish’s love has produced the one thing that will bind her to his side forever. Only then does indecision flee, and possessive rage takes over. goodreads-badge-add-38px

EXCERPT - BLIND FAITH

Josh stared at the woman before him. If ever there was any doubt he’d hooked up with someone too young, the look in Tish’s eyes at that moment cured him of it. She hadn’t been hanging out here, shitting her panties over her makeup being broken or her clothes being dirty because a bad man had touched them. She’d been trying to figure out the next logical step; medical care for whoever needed it—she’d thought that might be him and her concern was beautiful—a surface or deep clean to get the house in shape again, a possible insurance claim. He lifted a finger, and, ignoring his body as it burned as hot for her as his heart, he explained a couple of things. “One. The next time you wanna yell at me, you keep that shit under wraps until we’re alone. You understand?” She glanced around and only then seemed to notice the volume of voices out in the kitchen had gone real low. She looked properly horrified, so he went on. “Two. I will not call in a report to you. Not ever. But if you want to send a text next time to make sure your old man isn’t dead, feel free. I’ll happily answer it.” “Three. I’m sorry. I was totally blowing you off, and I get how insulting that is. Forgive me.” She went to move toward him, but he held up his spread fingers. “Four.” He leaned his upper body into her, close enough that the sweetness of vanilla trailed under his nostrils. “I am your big bad man, and I have every fucking right to put you on that shelf. Only, in my head, it’s a pedestal, and I’ll jam you up there and keep every fucking secret in the world from you if I think it will make your life better. Why? Because I want you happy more than I want you informed. You’re gonna have to get used to that because it’s not gonna change no matter how much you bitch and moan about it. Got it? Tish?” She nodded, her mouth tight. “And, five, where the fuck did you see a dead body?” “When we were in Phoenix, my mom once made a buy off a dealer who lived under a bridge. As she sampled the shit, then exchanged drugs for money, I stared at a naked woman lying spread-eagled on a dirty mattress in the corner. Her eyes stared back, and I made a game of waiting to see how long it would be before her chest moved. My mom dragged me away before it could, so I guess the woman won.” Josh’s soul crumpled and wept as it did every time she casually shared one of her stories. He slid his fingers into her hair and tipped her head back with his thumbs under her jaw. “I’m sorry, Tish-Tosh,” he whispered. “You don’t know how badly I want to give you a new past.” Her entire face compressed. “I’m angry with you, Josh. You’re not supposed to say stuff like that.” “Sorry, babe. I’m trying here.” He brought their mouths together and apologized with a slow kiss that turned into something more the second she got her hands under his shirt. The heat from her palms was a tease, but he could have handled that. The scrape of her fingernails as she focused on a spot above his belt buckle, no. She wanted in his pants. And he wanted to give her what she wanted. A loud bang killed the mood. “Food’s ready!” Holding Tish to him, he leaned over and threw the door open. Chase stood there with his hand over his eyes, but his fingers were separated. The cacophony going on behind him was once again at full level. He gave them the once over then looked at the clothes littered all over the floor. “You’ll have to learn to multi-task, Tish. Least you could have done while showing off your brass balls is wash your uncle’s jeans.” He walked off laughing. “Fuckin’ idiot,” Josh muttered as he took Tish’s hand and brought it to his cock. Her quiet gasp was the sweetest thing. “Squeeze me.” She gripped him, and contracted her hand, making it an experience when she did it with little pulses that unknowingly mimicked a coming pussy. Pride showed in her smile when he groaned. “You want that?” “Yes, even though I’m still sort of mad, I’d take you.” “I’ll give it to you after church. If we can get away with it, we’re spending the day in bed tomorrow.” She looked excited and skeptical all at once. “In my uncle’s house?” He nodded and looked at the empty doorway, smirking. “Yeah. And I’m gonna make you scream the fuckin’ place down. Twenty bucks says he and Chase stay away for the duration. We’ll toss our dirty sheets on top of all this shit,” he added, thinking that might be a nice touch. Tish’s cheeks flamed, and she was still laughing as she pulled him out of the house. She led him around a table loaded down with empanadas, grilled steaks, ribs and burgers, and his favorite; Mesquite-smoked, bacon-wrapped Sonoran dogs. He held their plates while Tish filled them, and didn’t miss how the discreet looks from Beth and Fiona turned into relieved smiles when they saw Tish happy. Because they knew her story, they all wanted her in a good place. Lucky for him, he was the chosen one who would get her there.

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Nineteen-year-old Tish O’Malley has loved Josh “The Guardian” Sylvan since she was a child. When her reticent hero returns to Queen Creek after serving a three-year prison term meant for her mother, Tish is through pretending this man nearly twice her age isn’t the only happiness she’s ever known. Will the viciously loyal Sergeant at Arms stand by his instant and brutal rejection of the woman Tish has become? Or will he give in and claim her as his young queen despite his best efforts to resist the one female who should never have made it on his radar? *PLEASE BE AWARE: Blind Devotion was formerly released in November 2015 as HIS YOUNG QUEEN by TIFF P. RAINE. It has been revised, given a new title and cover, but it hasn't been altered enough for any information to be missed if you don’t re-read before continuing with the books that will follow. This is the intro to the STEEL JACKALS MC series, and it’s in Tish O’Malley’s POV only. Hers and Josh’s story will continue in dual POV in BLIND FAITH, which is scheduled for release at the end of February 2017. **WARNING: Contains drug use, profanity, and explicit sexual situations. If you’re not comfortable with frequent use of the C-words or a demanding alpha biker fresh out of prison, please skip reading this book. +18 goodreads-badge-add-38px

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ARCHER
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Gotta love the strong, silent types...






About the book (via Goodreads)
When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees.
Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love.
 


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Crown of Lies (Truth and Lies Duet, #1)Crown of Lies by Pepper Winters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 all things worth fighting for are crazy stars

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"Say yes and you're mine and whatever comes next is my choice, not yours. You'll answer to me. I'll do whatever the hell I want. Sometimes, you'll hate me. Other times, you'll be grateful for my interference. Most of the time, you'll probably want to kill me."

As the book begins, we meet Elle. She is an heiress to a major clothing company called Belle Elle. One night, she decides she needs to experience freedom. While experiencing said freedom in NYC, she is robbed and almost raped by two men. Enter Nameless, her rescuer. From there, she has a whirlwind adventure with him- which includes sneaking into Central Park. That night, Nameless is arrested for sneaking into Central Park and according to the police, a while list of other offenses. That is the last time Elle see's her mysterious hero.

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Three years later, Elle still thinks about him. However, there are two new men in her life. One is the son of his fathers business partner, and the other is a pompous asshole who wants nothing more than to take from her. Having no feelings for the son of her fathers business partner, she decides to literally give all of herself to the asshole...aka Mr. Everett aka Penn. She begins a whirlwind lust filled romance with Penn, who wants her body- and nothing more. But always in the back of her mind, is the man who saved her life all those years ago. She couldn't deny the stark difference between the two men.

"Nameless had been the hero. Penn was the anti-Christ. One saving, one damning. I knew which one I preferred."

And yet, there were subtle similarities between the two. Could she just be relying on her fantasy that Nameless is still around and hoping it's Penn? Who really is Penn? Could this domineering man possibly be the man she has been obsessively hoping to find for three years?

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Overall, I enjoyed this book. I read it in one sitting and found the mystery surrounding Nameless quite interesting. The reason for the 4 and not 5 stars is due to the fact that I saw NOTHING redeeming in Penn. He, on many occasions, would say things that made me mumble "god, what a dick". He is a true anti-hero. Why she gave herself to him is totally beyond me. That being said, I cannot wait to see what becomes of Elle and Penn in the next book!


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Friday, February 24, 2017

The Hurricane (The Hurricane, #1)The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5+++ safe is boring stars

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What I loved ❤
-The main characters Emily and O'Connell were literally the most adorable book couple ever. Both broken in thier own ways and yet, they were just what eachother needed to be whole again.

"For some crazy reason, O'Connell had chosen me, and like the hurricane that he was, he'd blown into my life whether I was ready for him or not"

-I loved Emily's nickname in the book- sunshine. It wasn't some stupid pet name that most of our heroines are unfortunately called in a lot of the books. It had meaning to each of the boys who Emily surrounded herself with and it was truly heartwarming.
-Although it was a dark book, there was definitely a ton of swoon-worthy moments between Emily and O'Connell. They were completely adorable together.
-LOVE books in which the heroine and/or hero are coping with bad childhoods/messed up pasts. I know it sounds odd- but just hear me out. When they do finally find someone who makes them see the good in themselves and allows them to accept love again, I feel like the end result is THAT much more gratifying and I am left reading the book with tears in my eyes and a stupid shit-eating grin on my face. What can I say? I'm a sucker for those types of romance novels!
-Great fighting scenes. Definitely a few 'edge of your seat' moments!
-The sex scenes were VERY hot and VERY steamy. The chemistry between O'Connell and Emily was INTENSE and that just added to the "steamy-ness" of the scenes. Whew. They were hot. Did I mention they were hot? No? Okay, they were hot.
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-The guys that train at the gym with O'Connell are great. They are protective of both Emily and O'Connell and I couldn't help but fall in love with them! Not to mention they were pretty hilarious and the back and forth banter between all of them had me literally laughing at loud at times. They all NEED a spin-off...hint hint R.J. Prescott
-The character of Danny was definitely my favorite. He becomes a father figure to Emily and I loved the relationship he had with all of the boys at the gym.


There was seriously nothing I would change about this book. It was the perfect package of everything I look for in a dark romance novel! I can't wait to read what else this author has in store for us!

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Flashback Friday Review (book edition)-July 2014

Wife Number Seven (The Compound, #1)Wife Number Seven by Melissa Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Wow. What an emotionally charged book! To say that I loved this book would be a COMPLETE understatement...i'm OBSESSED with this book.


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Brinley was such an amazing character. She is the seventh wife of a nasty man named Lehi Cluff. I was so glad this book was written from her point of view so that we can see what goes on in the mind of this sheltered girl. Brinley was brought up believing that everything and everyone outside of her cult-like community is sinful.

"When you were raised to think that everyone outside your community was bound to an eternity of punishment and misery, it shaped your expectations"

You get a peak inside the mind of a girl who wants more out of life than just to bear children for a husband she does not love. What's so amazing about her is that she clearly could have been like the other women who "drank the kool-aid", but she is so level headed- considering all that has been brainwashed into her since birth. The "community" she lives in is so eerie. They have reminders of how to behave read to them by the "prophet" spoken to them through a loud speaker during the day. The prophet determines who marries who and his decisions supposedly come from the lord above. Brinley can't help but feel that she doesn't belong in this odd existence, but stays there out of fear. It isn't until she see's a man from her past that her mind starts screaming for something more than her life of solitude.

On one of her trips to the store, Brinley get's her purse stolen by a druggie; a druggie with a very familiar set of icy blue eyes.

"When the bag didn't give, the man turned back and glared. His blue eyes bored into me and I lost my breath. I knew those eyes."

Porter was shunned from her community at a young age, but Brinley never forgot him. Although, Porter is no longer the boy she used to know. Clearly, life outside of the community has not been easy for him and Brinley immediately recognizes that something is off about him. Although he stole her purse, Brinley cannot get him out of her head.

Not going to give anything else away- but what I can say is that seeing Porter again sets off a chain of events that change the life of both of them, forever. Can these two broken people find love with each other or will their very different lifestyles be the death of them?

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NO! YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK TO FIND OUT!!!

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