Thursday, January 28, 2016



Series:  Radical Rock Stars #1

Author:  Jenna Galicki

Publish Date:   02.21.2014

Publisher:  Beau to Beau Books

Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Ménage

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Received from:  Amazon purchase

Goodreads link: The Prince of Punk Rock

Date completed: 01.28.2016


Description from the publisher:

I love her, but I also love him.
She's everything to me.
He sets my world on fire.
It's our dirty little secret, and it’s about to blow our record deal sky high.
I’m Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock, and this is our story.

Tommy Blade is a man with a secret. It’s a secret he only shares with one person, Jessi Blade – and the men he surrenders to in the bedroom. Her only condition to their tumultuous sex life is that these men are one night stands. But when Angel Garcia enters his life, it’s like a match to gasoline.

Mega-talented punk rock singer Angel Garcia, with his smoldering ebony eyes, tight leather pants and unstoppable stage presence, is a man who is used to getting what he wants. He has his eyes set on Tommy Blade as his new lead guitarist, and as his life partner.

Jessi Blade, sympathetic to her husband's bisexual needs, loves him enough to share him, but she never counted on Angel Garcia to test the threshold of her marriage. He makes her life hell . . . and heaven. He’s her damnation and her salvation. She wants to hate him. She wants to despise him. But, his charm and raw sex appeal are impossible to resist. Without warning, she finds herself falling in love with her husband's gay lover.

At the height of it all, their punk rock band catapults to stardom.

Their lives are marred by secrecy, deception and sacrifice. Feelings of betrayal, backlash from the sensationalistic media and threats of blackmail send them down a hard road filled with tough decisions.

They aren't your ordinary rock stars. They're radical rock stars. And they have a big story to tell.


This is the first book in the Radical Rock Stars.  While it does not end in a cliff-hanger, I would recommend reading the entire series and they do need to be read in the order of release.


I loved the slow build to get to know everyone and where they come from emotionally and musically.  After about the 35% mark, though, I thought I couldn’t read it fast enough to keep up with the whirlwind that has become their lives!


I have been a punk rock fan since the early 80s, so I have been wanting to read this one for a while now.  I was not disappointed.   The sex is supernova hot, but more importantly, the emotions portrayed, in and out of the bedroom, are real.  How would you feel if ______ happened?    That is how the characters react!  Anger, jealousy, fear, worry, happiness, lust – it’s all there and in their appropriate contexts.


Jessi is my favorite character if for no other reason than she knows how to sew and craft.  Her artistic talents may be in a different arena from the guys but it is celebrated and valued immensely.  She’s also the only woman in a male-dominate lifestyle.  She loves Tommy fiercely – enough to curb her own jealousies and allow him to be who he is without recriminations or guilt trips.  While there was a taste of her depth of feelings, I hope that in future books we will delve deeper into how she feels about sharing Tommy, sharing Angel, and sharing the limelights.


As an aside, I don’t remove crowns for grammar and/or editing, but I must mention that this book definitely needs some help in this area.  If you are a grammar snob, there will be some places in the book that may drive you a wee bit crazy.  I prefer to correct things in my head and move on.


Grammar/editing:  C –re-editing would be a benefit


The Radical Rock Stars series:

  1. The Prince of Punk Rock
  2. Between a Rock and a Hard Place
  3. Punk Rock Resurrection
  4. Rock Star Redemption
  5. Punk Rock-A-Bye Baby

Other Books from Jenna Galicki:

  • Jealousy






Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SECRETS OF A WOLF by Kelly Abell


Series:  Guardians of Spirit Rock #1

Author:  Kelly Abell

Publish Date:   01.20.2016

Publisher:  Kelly Abell

Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Short Story

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Received from:  Kelly Abell (in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads link: Secrets of a Wolf

Date completed: 01.05.2016


Description from the publisher:

A tragic event ruins Daphne Valentine’s career as a K-9 cop and department veterinarian in Seattle. Devastated, she escapes to Spirit Rock, South Dakota, to start over as the vet for an animal wildlife rescue park. When she arrives, nothing goes quite as planned—especially when she meets her new boss for the first time and she’s almost stark naked. Not the greatest first impression…or is it?

A confirmed bachelor, Cameron Gray is shocked at his instant attraction to his new employee. He soon learns she carries quite a bit of extra baggage, but even so, his desire to possess the sexy vet ignites him with a need he and his wolf can’t ignore. But all is not what it seems…. What exactly drove Daphne to leave her successful career and move to Seattle?

When dangerous poachers bring the two together in the line of duty, Daphne discovers Cameron’s secret, forcing her to question every decision she’s made since arriving in Spirit Rock. Will the tender new love they’ve found be enough to hold them together or drive them apart forever?

Join the Gray brothers in Spirit Rock, South Dakota. Gifted with the power to shift into their own unique spirit animal, they have been bestowed with the enormous responsibility of watching over their ancestral canyon. Their strength and conviction will be tested…as will the depth and breadth of their heart and soul.



This is the first book in the Guardians of Spirit Rock series.  It is unknown at this time if they will need to be read in order.  What I can tell you is that there is no cliff-hanger.


I found this to be a sweet instant-attraction love story with a paranormal twist. 

There is no doubt that I adore shifter stories, but the distinctive element to this one comes in the form of Daphne’s unique past and the rightful fear she faces.


I look forward to spending more time in Spring Rock, SD and getting to know Cameron’s brothers.


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


The Guardians of Spirit Rock series:

  1. Secrets of a Wolf

Other Books from Kelly Abell:

  • Online Angel
  • Blackheart Point
  • Blood Harvest Moon
  • The Lost Jewels of Hera
  • Cursed
  • Haunted Destiny
  • A Miner’s Curse

In Lies Series:

  1. Sealed in Lies
  2. Just Married in Lies
  3. Captured in Lies
  4. Trilogy in Lies

Saving Shenanigans Series:

  1. Mabe’s Burden
  2. Meg’s Secret
  3. Mara’s Passion




Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Series:  Knights of Avalon #2
Author:  Nina Mason
Publish Date:   01.05.2016
Publisher:  Lyrical Press
Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Received from:  Lyrical Press via NetGalley (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads link: Dark & Stormy Knight
Date completed: 11.29.15

Description from the publisher:

She’ll risk everything for their love—even her life.

Aspiring screenwriter Gwyn Morland is ready for her big break. That means securing the film rights to elusive author Lady Ruthven’s acclaimed novel—which means traveling to Scotland. It’s a trip timid Gwyn isn’t prepared for, and her fears seem justified when her tour bus careens over a cliff outside of Castle Glenarvon. But the plot thickens when Gwyn is rescued from the brink of death by a handsome and mysterious stranger…

Leith MacQuill is not only the writer behind Lady Ruthven’s novel, but a shape-shifting faery knight bearing a tragic curse: the woman he gives his heart to will die. Saving Gwyn proves to be a dangerous choice when he finds himself falling for her the longer she stays in the castle. Not even his usual BDSM role-playing games are enough to thwart the intense desire they feel for each other. But to stay together, Gwyn and Leith must embark on a dangerous mission into Avalon, the realm of the faeries. Will their love be strong enough to conquer the curse? Or will Gwyn’s new life be stolen from her before it’s even begun? 

This is the second book in the Knights of Avalon series.  Each will stand alone, but it will be best to read them in the order of publication because of the overlaying arc of the stories. 

I loved this story.  Gwyn has been a timid little mouse her entire life.  A history of abuse and neglect has had her finding her comfort by staying in the shadows.  My heart was wrapped around her as she fought to finally claim her place in the spotlight.  I cheered for her as she recognized that sometimes you can recognize the red flag and decide to be the bull.

Excellently written and researched, Nina Mason is amazing in her ability to weave history and fantasy in a seamless tapestry trimmed in romance.

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

The Knights of Avalon series:
  1. Starry Knight
  2. Dark and Stormy Knight
  3. Knight of Enchantment (coming soon)
Other Books from Nina Mason:
  • The Queen of Swords
  • The Tin Man
Royal Pains Series:
       1.      Devil in Duke’s Clothing
       2.      The Duke’s Bedeviled Bride
       3.      The Devil's Masquerade