Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FALLING FOR CYN by Anne Conley



Title:  FALLING FOR CYN
Series:  Four Winds #5
Author:  Anne Conley
Publish Date:   09.15.15
Publisher:  Anne Conley
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Anne Conley (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads link: Falling for Cyn
Date completed: 06.24.15; 09.28.15

Description from the publisher:
Damien is bad—the original Evil. Satan from Hell on Earth has been his identity since forever. The Devil. Beelzebub. Minister of Evil. Prince of Darkness. Lucifer. Old Scratch.

He’s never been given a choice in this prison of fate, but it’s his turn now.

Hell is about to meet his match. When Damien gets a woman, the only underworld he’s ever known changes. She’s chosen for him, but she’s enough…

Cynthia doesn’t believe in Hell; she believes in kindness and science, and the greater good. She’s perfect, and pure and… dying.

But she’s his.

And he’ll move Heaven and Hell to keep her.

This is Anne Conley's final installment in the Four Winds series.

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This is the fifth book in the Four Winds series.  They do each stand on their own, but I recommend reading them in order because of the updates from the previous releases.  This one especially should wait until you have read the other four.

Sympathy for the Devil – it’s more than a song by The Rolling Stones.  It became a real emotion within the first few pages of reading this story.  I had tears in my eyes by page 10!  I think I was holding my breath for at least half of the book!  This story absolutely tore me apart, but the re-stitching accomplished with the ending made the destruction all the more beautiful.

As ya’all know by now, Anne Conley is one of my favorite indie authors.  Luckily she loves me, too, and allows me to beta read for her.  When I had finished reading Falling for Faith, she asked me if I thought there should be one more story in the series.  Did I think Satan deserved an HEA also?  I loved the idea of the redemption of all evil; that God’s love truly does extend to all of His children.  I am beyond thrilled to share that I named Cyn in this book.  Thank you Anne for allowing me to be a small part of your process.

Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

The Four Winds series:
  1. Falling for Heaven
  2. Falling for Grace
  3. Falling for Hope
  4. Falling for Faith
  5. Falling for Cyn
Other books from Anne Conley
·         The Best Laid Plans of Boys and Men
·         The Fixer Upper
 Pierce Securities Series:
            1.   Craze
            2.   Wire
            3.  Click (coming soon)
Stories of Serendipity Series:
1.         Dream On
2.         Neighborly Complications
3.         Chef's Delight
4.         Hot Mess
5.         Falling for Him (4.5)
6.         Gambling on Love
7.         My Mistake
8.         Wrecked
9.         Saving Charlie











 






Tuesday, September 29, 2015

UNLAWFUL DESIRE by Chelle Bliss





Title:  UNLAWFUL DESIRE
Series:  Alpha Pi #2
Author:  Chelle Bliss
Publish Date:   09.22.15
Publisher:  Chelle Bliss
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Received from:  Chelle Bliss (in exchange for an honest review)
Recommended for:  18+ due to explicit sexual content
Date completed: 09.16.15
Goodreads link: Unlawful Desire

Description from the publisher:
No matter how hard I tried to push her away, fate thrust us together again.

Screw relationships.
My motto: Hit it and quit it.
Simple worked. Feelings weren’t on the line, hearts weren’t able to be broken, and I could keep my life simple.
My friends told me to move on and find the “one,” but I wasn’t ready to love again.
Until I met her.
A dirty-mouthed temptress with a killer body that had me questioning everything.
I knew I could ruin her forever, but not without losing myself. 
But Georgia Phillips was innocent, pure, and total perfection.  I wouldn’t do it…I wouldn’t be the one to strip her bare and break her heart.
I swore I’d never call another woman mine, but that was before I almost lost her…

Warning: If you can't handle a cocky bad boy or a badass chick with a dirty mouth, this might not be the book for you.

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This is the 2nd book in the Alpha Pi series.  Since I haven’t read SINFUL INTENT (the 1st book in the series) I can attest that it does indeed stand on its own. Of course, now I want to read S.I. as well, because who can resist a Chelle Bliss story of love?  Certainly not this girl!

Georgia likes vintage clothing, so I was picturing a 40s pinup girl the whole time I was reading this.  She’s young, intelligent, and confident.  She’s the perfect adversary and love for Frisco! 

Since my own relationship has a large age difference, it was especially endearing to me to see our words spoken by these characters.  Yes, age is just a number when fate has brought you together.  I loved this story.  No ifs, ands, or buts.  Georgia has the love and protection of friends, family, and now Frisco.  What more could a girl want?

As always, Chelle Bliss delivers a story that is equally sweet, scorching, and a little bit suspenseful.

Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

Alpha Pi Series:
1.      Sinful Intent
2.      Unlawful Desire
Other Books from Chelle Bliss:
  • Owned
Love at Last Series:
1.    Untangle Me
2.    Kayden:  The Past
 The Men of Inked series:
0.5  The Gallos:  The Beginning
1.        Throttle Me
2.        Hook Me
3.        Throttled
4.        Resist Me
5.        Resisting
Delusion (a ‘What If’ alternate story)
6.        Uncover Me
Rebound (Night Shift Anthology)
7.        Without Me













She leaned back against the bar with her tits jutting out and her arms crossed underneath. “What’s your problem with me? Did I do something to you, Frisco?”

Caught off guard by her question, my body jerked backward. “N-no,” I stuttered.

She tapped her foot. “You ditched me, marched off when you heard my age, and tonight, you seem less than happy that I’m here. What the fuck gives?”

I cleared my throat, trying to find my voice and a reasonable explanation. “I don’t have anything against you.” I was in so much trouble.

“Let’s cut the shit, Frisco. I’m a big girl. What’s the problem? Would you rather I leave?” Her body oozed attitude.

I cringed. I never wanted to hurt anyone, but I knew that I had hurt her feelings. “No. Don’t go. I’m sorry. It’s just that Sunshine…” My chest tightened.

“She’s trying to fix us up.”

Georgia filled her cheeks with air before slowly exhaling. “Is that so bad?” She narrowed her eyes. “If I’m not your type, it’s cool. But otherwise, what’s the issue? I thought we had a nice time up until you left the party. I’m a big girl. Just be honest with me. I’m not into playing games.”

I wanted to play games. Naked games that ended with us against a wall, tangled together like we’d played the sexiest game of Twister.

 









Saturday, September 12, 2015

CHASING ME by Cat Mason


Title:  CHASING ME 
Series:  Shaft on Tour #3 
Author:  Cat Mason 
Publish Date:   07.25.14 
Publisher:  Cat Mason 
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Cat Mason (in exchange for an honest review)
Tour by:  Love Between the Sheets

Date completed: 08.03.14
Goodreads link: Chasing Me

Description from the publisher:

Being the flashy frontman for the band Shaft definitely has its perks. Hunter Chesterfield, is infamous for exploiting them all shamelessly. When he isn't busy commanding the stage and wooing every groupie in sight, he's living for the three Bs; Bitches, Booze, and Bacon. He has it all, or so he thought.

Women have always been disposable to Hunter. Frisbees to toss away once he had his fun. There has never been a repeat rear-ender, until Chase.

Watching his bandmate, then his brother, fall in love has him wondering if he is even capable of love at all. Insatiable sex drive aside, no one would willingly want to deal with the storm brewing behind that sexy smirk, right? But, something about his smart mouthed, fiery Tiger Lily has Hunter rethinking everything.

While Hunter reevaluates his life, someone from his past comes back to haunt him; jeopardizing his future. The media is sniffing around, latching on to everything, and anything, they can dig up, as someone seems to be feeding the monster all Shaft's dirty secrets.

Lies and betrayal mix with banter, sex, and bacon as Shaft prepares to release their new album and blow into the mainstream.
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This is the third book in the Shaft on Tour series and they definitely need to be read in order.
Babes, booze, and bacon are the sum of Hunter’s life.  As the sexy front man for the band, Shaft, he lives only for the present as his defense system to escape the memories of a frightening past.  A reminder of his past is brought to his doorstep and now he wonders if he can be worth more than fast times and partying.

I love Hunter.  He is absolutely hilarious in his childish antics.  In fact, the whole Shaft family, right down to the bodyguards, loves to play pranks and make devilish bets that lead to laughter for all.  Chase is such a strong woman.  She was willing to be a short-time thing for Hunter.  She was willing to live in the moment, in the beginning.  She showed even more strength when she decided to fight for what she wants.  Chase stands by Hunter and waits patiently for him to realize that he wants the same thing from her.  With Chase at his side, Hunter seems able to face it all and grab the future he never thought he could hope to have.

Three bandmates, three books, we’re done, right?  WRONG!  I am so happy to say that there are at least two more books and a novella following up in this series.  I won’t miss them and I suggest you won’t want to either.  This series rocks hard!

Grammar/editing:  ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused

The Shaft on Tour series:
  1. Escaping Me
  2. Facing Me
  3. Chasing Me
  4. Fighting Me (coming soon)
  5. Memoirs of a Man-whore (coming soon)
  6.  (Mack's book /not yet named - coming soon)
Other Books from this Author:
  • Changing Fate
  • Thankful
  • Artistic Pricks Series:
    1. Gravity
    2. Solitude

BUY LINKS

Shaft on Tour series
Escaping Me (Shaft on Tour, #1)

Facing Me (Shaft on Tour, #2)

Chasing Me (Shaft on Tour, #3)

“Are you and my brother done pissing your names in the sand?” She asks turning on the light, making me jump. “I’m not some thing for you two to fight over, you know?” Her face is a hard line as she crosses her arms over her chest.

“I know.”

“No,” Chase says sternly, “I don’t think you do.” Her heels, click along the tile. I watch her hips sway through the kitchen even though I know I shouldn’t. She’s pissed, the last thing I should be doing is watching her ass in those tight jeans, but damn if I can’t help it. The denim stretches tightly as she grabs a beer from the fridge. “I make my own decisions, Hunter.” She clarifies, twisting the top off slowly. “I love you more than you know, honey.” Chase says, before taking a long pull from the bottle. “But, if my brother can’t…” 
“Are you leaving me?” I blurt interrupting her, fear choking me like a damn fist.

Her eyes widen to the size of hubcaps, the shock of my question registering all over her face. Calmly, she sits the bottle on the bar. The sound of her heels clicking across the tile echoes through the room again, carrying her to me. Her hands meet my chest, shoving me hard. I stumble backward, falling onto the sofa. 
“This isn’t a damn romantic comedy. This is not the turning point in the plot where I leave and you chase after me!” She exclaims, towering over me. “This is where I call you on your bullshit and we deal with it. It’s where we move on and I mean together. Where you finally get this through you’re fucking head… I. Am. Here. To. Stay. So, if I have to smack the shit out of you to make you see reason, I’m okay with that.” Leaning down, she is just inches from my face making it clear that I shouldn’t move from the cushions. “I. Love. You. What more do I have to do to make you believe I’m not fucking leaving you?”

Turning away from me, Chase paces the floor. “Damn men, always thinking running is easier. If I wanted easy I’d get a goddamn dog.” Bits barks in agreement from the corner. “Shut up asshole. You’re not a dog; you’re a holy terror who loves to eat my underwear!”









Thank you [Love Between the Sheets] for hosting this tour

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originally posted 08.06.14 on my previous website
WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books.