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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Feasted On: Lone Tiger And Cub by Lizzie Lynn Lee | #BookReview #LizzieLynnLee

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 177 KB | Release Date: January 16, 2017 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Lone Tiger And Cub" by Lizzie Lynn Lee

Author's Book Description : Nursing student Millicent (Millie) Swartz catches a weretiger cub who steals her steak dinner and finds out the cub belongs to her new hot and sexy neighbor Kieran. She instantly falls in love with the cub who seems to be malnourished and neglected. The cub even calls her, “Mama.” When the cub’s father comes looking for him, Millie gives him an earful piece of her mind.

Weretiger Kieran Dunaidh makes his living as a muscleman for a mob boss who rules Grand Junction’s underworld. He comes from an old shifter clan and was supposes to inherit the title Alpha. However, his stepmother schemes a plan that makes him disowned from his father. One day, he receives news that his sister passed away and she wants Kieran to look after her toddler cub, Fionn. Kieran knows nothing about raising a child, and he’d have been lost if it wasn’t for Millie’s help.

Soon, Kieran realizes that the quiet and peaceful family life with Fionn and Millie is all he ever wants. But then the trouble in his old clan drags him into a bloody civil war. Kieran must fight to save his beloved nephew and Millie—the woman he loves. Hell hath no furry like a pissed off lone tiger.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Made the Grade: Rock Candy Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @virnadepaul

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 1643 KB | Release Date: June 22, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Rock Strong" [Rock Candy Series, Book 1] by Virna DePaul

Author's Book Description : Book 1 in the Rock Candy series (a spin-off of the Say You Love Me series!)

**Note: "Rock Strong" released June 22, 2015, under the title "Say It Strong" but has been rebranded to ROCK!

I’ve seen and done it all—sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and then some. I’ve made the cover of Rolling Stone. I’ve won Best Rock Performance at the Grammy’s. I’m living a life of fame, wild tours, crazy money, and insanely hot women. But the one woman I can’t get is prim and proper cellist, Abby Chan—gorgeous, natural, talented as all sin. The first time we met, I knew we would be something special. She’s not convinced, but I am.

Now I’m going to prove she’s all the woman a wild man like me will ever need…

Liam Collier, sexy and enigmatic frontman for Point Break, the world’s hottest rock band, is at the top of his game. With two songs in the Billboard Top 10, he’s a rock-and-roll bad boy, known for his trademark falsetto as well as his proclivity for partying and hooking up with gorgeous women. For Liam, falling in love was something he figured would happen far off in the future—not on the first day of his first world tour. And not with his super sexy but extremely reserved background cellist.

With a Master of Music degree from Juilliard School of Music, Abby Chan is on the road to becoming a cellist for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. But to pay back her expensive education, first she has to travel another kind of road—a gig playing cello for the North American leg of a garish rock band’s world tour. She’d expected hard work and long hours, but what she never expected was the intensity of her reactions to Liam Collier. He’s sweet. He’s hot. And despite being surrounded by roadies and the world’s most beautiful women, he’s set his sights on her.

When classical music meets rock and prim propriety meets a carefree attitude, Abby and Liam venture outside their comfort zones. What they discover is that living wild is the perfect preparation for flying high—on love.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars,

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Text Me - 8 Novels of First Love by 8 Bestselling Authors | Spreading the Word @shananorris #AmandaBrice @sheldelisle @LeeStraussBooks @Juli_Alexander @watched1 @Katiewriting @KatBrookes

Okay ... this anthology was on my TBR list for a while and I only recently got to it (well I did in March 2017) yet once I got to it I only read the one I felt would interest me since this complete anthology is no longer in publication. HOWEVER, I am posting this because each novel within this anthology is still being sold by their various authors. SO, if any of these novels interest you please go check them out!

- This is an ARC book - Release Date: November 24, 2013 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: NetGalley

"Text Me - 8 Novels of First Love" by Shana Norris, Amanda Brice, Shel Delisle, Elle Strauss, Juli Alexander, Cindy M. Hogan, Kate Avery Ellison, & Kat Brookes

Authors' Book Description : "TEXT ME" is a fun, fresh collection featuring light-hearted teen novels from eight bestselling authors with more than 470 four- and five- star reviews on Goodreads!

Discover a new favorite or a new series with this box set of contemporary and paranormal first love stories with sassy heroines that will have you crushing, swooning, or laughing out loud.

Purchased separately these eight romantic novels would cost more than $20.00, so you can get a whole bundle of great reads for a great price! (This was struck off as it isn't sold as a bundle anymore.)

(Best for Young Adult readers 12 and up)


Like Mermaids? "Surfacing" by Shana Norris
Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and being shipped off to live with the father she doesn't know is not how she imagined grieving. But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordinary as it looks. As she tries to unravel the events that led to her mom fleeing the island sixteen years ago, Mara finds that the biggest secret of all is only the beginning.

Like Mysteries? "Codename: Dancer" by Amanda Brice
Bombs, poisoning, arson… Will aspiring ballerina Dani Spevak’s 15 minutes of fame on the hit TV show Teen Celebrity Dance-Off be over before she reaches age 15? Dani and her friends are suddenly at the center of some serious sabotage. And if she doesn’t find out who is behind it, her next pirouette could be her last.

Like Angels? "Winging It!" by Shel Delisle
Angel in Training Grace Lightbourne wants to earn her wings fast, so she skips school in Heaven, heading straight to Earth on a Mission as an apprentice Guardian Angel. But, she'd better watch out -- she's flying by the seat of her pants.

Like Time Travel? "Like Clockwork" by Elle Strauss
When Adeline travels back in time to 1955's Hollywood, she meets a James Dean-esque type hottie.
But can bad boys from the past be trusted?

Like Witches? "Stirring Up Trouble" by Juli Alexander
Zoe Miller is a 15-year-old witch with a talent for potions. Then there's all the so-called normal stuff. Like high school, her annoyingly selfish "friend" Anya, and her crush on Anya's ex-boyfriend Jake. Now, Zoe's dad is dating Jake's mom, and things are getting more and more complicated. Zoe's tired of fate interfering so cruelly in her life. Can you really blame her for putting her potions to not-so-good use and stirring up trouble?

Like Sweet Entertainment? "Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips" by Cindy M. Hogan
VL. Virgin Lips. You may not have heard of it, but where I live, it's a thing with a card, even if it is a figurative card. Maybe that's a bit strange. I mean, what teenage girl isn't interested in kissing? Locking lips definitely interested me, but the drama that came with it didn't. No kissing, no drama. Simple.

Like Fairy Tales? "The Curse Girl" by Kate Avery Ellison
When Bee is imprisoned in a magical, cursed house because of her father's selfish choices, she has just one plan ... escape! But she must solve a riddle and help her fellow prisoners break the curse that binds them all before she can leave, and that is proving more difficult than she originally thought thanks to the bitter young master of the house, Will.
Will wants nothing to do with Bee or her help (and he certainly isn't planning on falling in love with her), but he might have underestimated just how determined and clever – and irresistible – she can be.

Like Cute Crushes? "Chasing Puberty" by Kat Brookes
Puberty has left high school freshman Logan Stanley behind. Join her on her journey as she discovers that being a true 'It' girl is only a state of mind -- you just have to believe!

Made the Grade: Swans Landing Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @shananorris

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 329; Kindle Edition - File Size: 657 KB; Audible – Unabridged | Release Date: November 13, 2011 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: NetGalley when it was within the anthology "Text Me, 8 Novels of First Love"

"Surfacing" [Swans Landing Series, Book 1] by Shana Norris

Author's Book Description : Sixteen-year-old Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and now, being shipped off to live with the father she doesn’t know is not how she imagined grieving. She’s already counting down the days until she turns eighteen and can leave the tiny island of Swans Landing.

But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordinary as it looks. Whispers of a haunting song on the wind make her see impossible things, and she isn’t sure she can trust her judgment about what is real and what isn’t anymore. Maybe she can’t even trust her judgment about quiet Josh Canavan, whose way of speaking in riddles and half-truths only confuses her more, luring her deeper into the secrets hidden beneath the ocean’s surface.

As she tries to unravel the events that led to her mom fleeing the island sixteen years ago, Mara finds that the biggest secret of all is only the beginning.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars!!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Made the Grade: The Wedding Charade by Melissa McClone | #BookReview @melissamcclone

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1566 KB | Expected Release Date: May 2, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Melissa McClone

"The Wedding Charade" [Four Weddings and a Fiasco World Series] by Melissa McClone

Author's Book Description : Growing up in her twin sister's shadow, Claire O'Ryan has made a life for herself away from family and the Hollywood limelight. But when her sister's lies start spinning out of control and she finds herself in trouble, Claire and her former crush are forced to help out.

A-list actor Brady Simms enjoys playing a good part and pretending to be engaged to his childhood best friend, Claire, sounds like an interesting role. Planning a fake wedding happens all too easily. Acting like he's madly in love with the quiet, sweet librarian feels all too right. And her kisses…all too perfect. Will a game of make-believe turn into a real-life happily ever after?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Longtime friends are thrown into an unexpected romantic relationship in hopes of helping someone else they both care about. While dealing with major close proximity after being apart for a long time they start to find that the person they want to be in a relationship with is with each other. But will their loved ones, rabid fans, and life simply keep them apart for good or will their true wishes finally come true?

Though I’ll freely admit that Ms. McClone’s book description intrigued me into reading this novella, it didn’t take me long to realize that because of some of the characters in this novella I really hesitated in liking this one or not. I can say right off the bat that I HATE/LOATH Claire’s twin sister, Cate, and their parents. I get the reasons that their parents sided with Cate as they were not allowing Claire to tell them her side of the story but how they treated Claire and then their quick reversal after they learned the truth REALLY irked me. THEN there is the phenomenon that is Claire’s twin sister Cate, who all I can really say is crazy. Claire might have been a bit crazy too to agree to everything she did for Cate. However, I completely understand her love for Brady. Though Brady was a bit dim-witted because he thought Cate did everything “out of the goodness of her heart,” he truly was the perfect man for Claire. The ONLY reason I stuck through this whole novella was because of Claire and Brady’s relationship, along with Claire’s silly cat Thor and their animated bodyguards.

Though I struggled through this novella, I would STILL recommend it to those looking for a new adventure from the ‘Four Weddings and a Fiasco’ World and/or looking for a quirky contemporary romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here :

Amazon (Kindle) : The Wedding Charade
Amazon (Kindle) : Four Weddings and a Fiasco Series - Kindle World Novellas

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : The Wedding Switch

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Expecting Royal Twins! | Mistletoe Magic | Kiss Me, Cowboy | Mistletoe Wedding | A Christmas Homecoming

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: Kiss Me, Cowboy | Blog Tour - Bar V5 Dude Ranch Series by Melissa McClone | Spreading the Word & Gift Card with Mini Swag Bag Giveaway | Blog Tour - The Cowboys of Copper Mountain by Jane Porter, Melissa McClone and Katherine Garbera | Spreading the Word & Gift Card Giveaway | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015

Author's Novel Extras :
Ms. McClone's Pinterest Board for THE WEDDING CHARADE

Book Teaser(s) :
He wouldn't let her fall. He had her back, and she had his.
Always. ~ within Chapter 7

Book Preview(s) :

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Melissa, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Made the Grade: The HIS Collection, Book 4

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 5728 KB | Expected Release Date: June 6, 2017 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Ardent Prose

"His Temptation" [The HIS Collection, Book 4] by Amber Bardan

Author's Book Description : Dog walking was supposed to be Katie’s easy third job.

When she answered the ad, she had no idea she’d be working for Clay “The Grinch” Colson—recently retired baseball superstar. He’s every bit as intimidating as the scowl he’s famous for, and Katie believes the rumors she’s heard about how mean he is are true—until she sees him with his overgrown, crazy Boxer, Dixie.

Lucky Katie gets completely unexpected, front-row seats to a side of Clay the tabloids never captured. Every. Single. Morning. And the more she’s exposed to his gruff affection, the more she can’t help thinking there’s so much hiding behind that scowl… The more she wonders what she’d have to do to have him call her his good girl.

Every morning, the sexiest woman he’s ever seen comes to his house and calls him Daddy. Sure, she’s his dog walker, but that doesn’t mean she has the right to sashay into his world every morning, plant that saucy little gaze on him, and say, “Good morning, Daddy.”

Now that’s all he can think about—being her very dirty daddy.

*Daddy play. Completely Safe. Always a HEA*

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Throughout the past year that Katie has been working for the retired baseball superstar, Clay “The Grinch” Colson, she has admired him from afar. What she didn’t know until recently was that Clay was been admiring her too. When their feelings are brought out into the open they agree to a mutually beneficial affair and it seems to work out well … that is until reality and true feelings come into play. Will Katie have it in her to prove to Clay that what they have together could mean a whole lot more if only they give it a try or will past fears get in their way of a future together?

This is one erotic romance that surprised me with its heartwarming twist while entertained me the whole way through. If you are interested in reading about a budding romance between a young twenty-something who deals with more than one at her age should and an older hunky brooding retired baseball player who is finding out who he is now that his world has changed, than this is the book for you. Especially if you are not put off by the kink (non-taboo) play that brings Clay and Katie together. It was surprisingly sweet, yet it was the spicy “playtime” between them that was truly the best part of this novel.

I recommend it to those looking for a quick adventurous erotic romance.

-- On a side note --
I will say that Clay's secret was a surprising twist that I didn't see coming, even though Katie did. 🤔

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : HIS Everything (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Obsession (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Rules (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Girl (Book 5) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : His First (Book 6) - TBA

Amazon (Kindle) USD : His Temptation (Book 4)

Author's Novel Extras : His Temptation - Overview

Author's Series Extras : The HIS Collection - Overview & Website (For more steamy details!)

Book Teaser(s) :
"I made them for you."
With my precious almond flour.
"You made them especially for me?" He looks up from the tin, and his brow has a completely different kind of squint than usual. One that makes me fluttery.
I swallow. "Yes."
"Then I guess I'd better try them all." He takes one of each and lines them up in front of him.
"Well, aren't I a lucky man?" He glances up at me and winks.
Winks. My heart skips five beats. A grin bursts across my cheeks. ~ within Chapter 6

Book Preview(s) :

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Amber, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Feasted On: PLAYED by Nikki Wild

- This is one of the novellas that I read which was at the end of Nikki Wild's "Fall Into Me" the following book details are for that novel. - Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 6586 KB | Release Date: November 2, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"PLAYED" by Nikki Wild

Author's Book Description : When I first met Lex, he was my dream one-night stand.
Rugged good looks in a crisp, tailored suit. English accent.
I honestly had no idea who he really was.
And I couldn't care less.
It was just another round of the game...
One night in bed, and then we'd be done.
But then he saved me.
And one night turned into more...

I just slept with a world-class player in the most watched sport on the planet.
And hardened, skilled athletes don't like to lose the game...

"Lightning Lex Lambert" is a textbook player.
Both on and off the field.
Legions of worldwide fans chant his name.
It gives him one hell of an ego.
He needs someone to challenge him.
Someone to put him in his place.
And he knows it.

Challenge accepted.

PLAYED is a full standalone romance novel with a HEA and absolutely NO CLIFFHANGER.

These are the additional novellas that were included after "Fall Into Me" :
"Fall Into Me" | "Illicit Behavior" | "PROTECT AND SERVE" | "Stepbrother Fixation" | "Saved by the Bad Boy" | "Pride and Pregnancy"

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Lex (Alexander) is a world-class football (soccer) player who’s taking a break in New Orleans so he can “overcome” his playboy reputation in hopes of landing a multi-million dollar corporate sponsorship. What Lex finds instead is, Riley, a woman who pushes all his buttons while revving him up at the same time. She is possibly the one woman for him that is if he can prove himself to her, that staying together is the right thing to do.

I truly liked this novella. It has substance, a great plotline, and meaningful characters. I enjoyed reading about the struggle Lex and Riley go through to come to terms with their feelings for one another. PLUS, it doesn’t hurt that this novella is hot, Hot, HOT! With scenes so erotically steamy that I was sweating at times. They just worked together as a couple, which made the novella that much better.

I recommend this novella for those wanting a quick erotic romance to read.

Purchase This Book Here :

Amazon (Kindle) USD : PLAYED

Amazon (Paperback) USD : PLAYED

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Fall Into Me

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters :

Book Teaser(s) :
"Who the Devil are you?" I asked.
"My name's Riley," the woman answered, holding out a small hand. Without thinking, I took it into my own, feeling how soft and delicate it was within my much sturdier grasp.
"Charmed. Call me Lex."
"Lex," she repeated, trying out the syllable for herself against the backs of her teeth. "I liked that. Short for "Alexander?""
"Well, Alexander, just between you and me, would you like to know a secret?" She leaned in closer, watching my eyes. I couldn't help but play along with whatever this was.
"Go on, then."
Riley glanced around quickly, then whispered into my ear, as if she were telling me the most important secret in the entire world: "We're going to fuck tonight." ~ within Chapter 8 - titled 'Julian'

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Disappointmentville: Fall Into Me by Nikki Wild

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 6586 KB | Release Date: November 2, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Fall Into Me" by Nikki Wild

Author's Book Description : The British rock hard in the bedroom...

I've always played by the rules. I'm the good girl. the over-achiever, the voice of reason. But all that gets thrown out the window the second I wake up in Julian Bastille's hotel room, married... and pregnant.

He's a British rock god. The sexiest man on the planet, even before he starts to sing. He's also the biggest prick on the planet, an alcoholic, and bad to the bone--and in this case, opposites don't attract.

Or do they? The fact is, the more I tell myself to stay away for my own good, that we're so obviously not meant to be... the more my heart betrays me. The more distance I try to put between us, the closer Julian tries to get, and the worst part is I'm starting to hope he catches me.

The question is, should I let him?

Fall Into Me is a full-length romance novel. This special ebook edition contains a few extra surprises for my loyal readers!

My Book Review : ** Book Disclaimer ** When I purchased "Fall Into Me" I believed it was a novel because of what Ms. Wild had at the end of the book description. It said this… “Fall Into Me is a full-length romance novel. This special ebook edition contains a few extra surprises for my loyal readers!”

In addition, in Amazon’s product details it stated "Fall Into Me" Print Length: 338 pages. SO … what was I supposed to think other than what the information was true. However, I was wrong as the last sentence in the product description held the most truth. In all actuality when I purchased "Fall Into Me" it was published all with SIX additional novellas … so instead of this being a FULL LENGTH novel this is actually an ANTHOLOGY.

These are the additional novellas that were included after "Fall Into Me" :
"Illicit Behavior" | "PROTECT AND SERVE" | "PLAYED" | "Stepbrother Fixation" | "Saved by the Bad Boy" | "Pride and Pregnancy"

For "Fall Into Me"…

2.5 out of 5 stars. After a wild night (that they both cannot completely recall) in Las Vegas, Elizabeth (Liz) and Julian find their world turned upside down. Julian’s manager (Tessa) has BIG plans on spinning all the publicity in “workable” ways but what no one expects is the attraction between Elizabeth and Julian to turn into something more. Yet, just when they were starting to build their lives together, someone in Julian’s lives sets their sights in tearing them apart at all costs.

While the beginning hooked me and I found the ending sweet, it was the middle that had me pissed off during one moment and wanting to bang my head against the wall the next. I just REALLY wish Julian got his head out of his ass sooner. I mean I KNOW Tessa was Julian’s only source of “friendship” or support system but to not even confirm what he heard/saw with Elizabeth REALLY irritated me. I mean COME ON and get a clue .... If you like someone that much, let alone have a CHILD with them, you DON’T just cut and run after the first accusation ... YOU FIND OUT THE TRUTH. Yet ... it is ONLY because of Julian and Elizabeth’s connection that I stuck with this novella from beginning to end. Though even how their relationship was laid out was kind of confusing (like when Elizabeth talked about adoption for about half of a chapter but then she never mentions it again).

Overall, I cannot recommend this novella. But if you are still willing to read this novella it is for those looking for a rockstar romance.

Purchase This Book Here :

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Fall Into Me

Amazon (Paperback) USD : Fall Into Me

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : PLAYED

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters :

Book Teaser(s) :
We all grow up having dreams of how your life will turn out, childlike fantasies of being a famous... whatever the hell people dream of being. Me? I wanted to be more than just a rock star. I wanted to be loved. ~ within Chapter 8 - titled 'Julian'

Book Preview(s) :

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Feasted On: Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 2

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 2168 KB | Release Date: December 15, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Fall With Me" [Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 2] by Jayne Frost

Author's Book Description :

As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I’m upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I’m never in one place long enough to worry about tomorrow.

That is, until the band decided to take an extended hiatus in our hometown. That’s when I met Melody Sullivan. She’s the full-package. Whip smart and beautiful, with enough determination to take on anything life has in store. And the best part? Melody shares my philosophy on the fleeting nature of attraction. She doesn’t buy into the whole “happily ever after” crap anymore than I do. We’re perfect for each other. For now. And now is all I want.

With the expectations off the table, I can let my guard down and enjoy her company until the spark dies. And we both know it will. In a week, or a month. But until then, we’ll just keep having fun. The good kind, with lots of sex and no strings attached. And when it’s time to move on, we will. No drawn out goodbyes and no remorse.

That’s the plan, at least.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!! During an “inconspicuous” visit to a local burger joint, Christian, the bassist for the famous rock band Caged, meets Melody (Mel). Their meeting is very unceremonious (except the fact that Melody gets fired) but when they unexpectedly meet up again at a local college’s science library their shared interests spark a fire in one another that explodes into something more. Yet even though they both know the score, will they want to give one another up when the time comes to finally go their separate ways?

This is a heartwarming tale. 💖 It kept me intrigued from the very beginning with the grouchy Minnie Mouse and silly Batman, then even more so with the way Christian became undoubtingly hooked on Melody and her snarky ways. In addition, I loved the way Ms. Frost integrated the other important secondary characters from her Sixth Street Bands Series into “Fall With Me” giving us fun updates while letting us get more info about some characters we still are learning about.

What sealed my enjoyment about this novel the most was Melody and Christian, of course. From how they shared the same intellectual passions to how they never let their different living situations bother them to how they ended up truly caring for one another … I was enchanted! Christian and Melody are such a great pair that I wish I could get to read more about them somehow. Their novel is a “nerdy” rockstar romance and they make it just so sweet.

I recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Frost and/or are looking for a unique spicy contemporary rockstar romance.

-- On a side note --
Also, though it’s part of a series this novel can be read as a standalone too. 😉

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Gone For You (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Gone For You (Book 1) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Gone For You (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) USD : Gone For You (Book 1) | Smashwords (e-Book) USD : Gone For You (Book 1)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Fall With Me (Book 2)

Amazon (Paperback) USD : Fall With Me (Book 2)

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : April 2015

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Blog Tour: Gone for You by Jayne Frost | Interview, Spreading the Word & Gift Card/Novel Giveaways | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Cover Reveal, Spreading the Word, & GC Giveaways | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Book Release Day & Spreading the Word

Author's Novel Extras :

Author's Series Extras : Sixth Street Bands Series - Overview

Author's Book Playlist :

Author's Book Trailer(s) :

Book Teaser(s) :
"There's really no excuse for you, sweetheart," I deadpanned.
Sweetheart? I wasn't sure if she had a heart---sweet or otherwise. But she damn sure tasted sweet. Cherry lip balm lingered on my lips from the searing kiss, the memory of her velvet tongue sending a tingle to the base of my spine.
Seizing the moment, and her blessed silence, I slid my hand into hers. "You're rude, arrogant, and presumptuous, just like I said. But you're also kind of cute. So I guess I'll let you buy me a cup of coffee and tell me all about your research." ~ within Chapter 2

Book Preview(s) :

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Made the Grade: The Man With The Dragon Wings by Lizzie Lynn Lee

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 3573 KB | Expected Release Date: October 21, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: instafreebie

"The Man With The Dragon Wings" by Lizzie Lynn Lee

Author's Book Description : For Emily:

She never would’ve imagined her knight in shining armor is a bounty hunter.
He’s too bastardly wicked to walk only the right side of the law.
Granted, he’s hot and sexy as hell, but when he surrenders to the nature of his beast, he’s more terrifying than a scary monster.
Her brain tells her to run. Her body wants her to stay.
But why does her heart ache when he’s in danger?

For Rovik:

He never believed in love at first sight, and yet, the moment he laid eyes on her, he knows he must have her.
Save her.
She’s a runaway bride and the man she was forced to marry doesn’t deserve her, but will stop at nothing to get her back. Including bringing in the whole clan to take down Rovik.
True mates are real, and he plans to convince her that nothing on earth could stop him from making her his.

Author note: This story contains graphic dragon-on-dragon violence, a runaway bride who drives like a homicidal maniac, and a young dragon king who thinks every problem in the world can be solved with an orgasm.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Under unusual circumstances, Emily finds herself a runaway bride even though she was more of a prisoner than anything else and during the same day she runs she meets Rovik, her mate who's a vicious dragon. Though Emily knows about dragons so she isn't scared, the big mystery in this novella is about her past and why the family who held her "prisoner" wants her back so adamantly.

Rovik's version of a take no prisoners everyone who threatens my mate shall die type of romance is interestingly intriguing. Yet, it didn't fully hold my interest up to the very end ... only my curiosity as I skimmed the last few chapters to see how it ended.

Nevertheless, I recommend it for those looking for a unique take on dragon shifter paranormal romances.

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The Man With The Dragon Wings
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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Cyber Lover | Tiger In Her Bed

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | #TeaserTuesday: Tiger In Her Bed

Book Teaser(s) :
God, she was fucking beautiful. It was as if the whole world had just lit up. She was one of those rare few who could brighten a room like sunshine. He was captivated by her. ~ within Chapter 1

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Made the Grade: The Souvenir by Emma Nichols

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 359 KB | Release Date: October 3, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"The Souvenir" by Emma Nichols

Author's Book Description : Bestselling author Emma Nichols presents a new adult contemporary romance fans and critics are comparing to works of Jennifer Weiner. Snark and heart make The Souvenir a novel that will leave readers desperate for more.

Wren Jacobs—a twenty-something corporate trainer—would like to announce the birth of her baby, Taylor, named after the artist singing "Bad Blood" during the conception. Mother and child are adjusting nicely and ready to welcome visitors, especially the father, Brady Conner.

Despite a few too many misunderstandings, Wren never stopped loving Brady…and would love the opportunity to thank him for her souvenir from their relationship who weighed in at a whopping 8lbs 5oz, effectively ruining her after an unintentional natural delivery. Taylor's birth will forever remind Wren of the first day of summer, the last time she was ever able to wear a bikini, and that she'll probably never go to a bar again.

Follow Wren and Brady as they navigate through the tricky dating scene in this touching romantic comedy, and fall in love with the souvenir of their relationship.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Wren and Brady have been dating and living together for a while, and Brady messes that up by letting his insecurities and an ex-girlfriend of his get between them. Can Wren and Brady overcome everything to be able to get back together with one another? Or will friends and exes get in the way and assist their relationship in falling apart?

If the last two chapters weren’t as good as they were, you would be reading a major rant right about now. I mean I understand Wren’s fears about her relationship with Brady and why she wanted to move out of their/his house, which inevitably distanced herself from him. I get it. So, please do not take this wrong. But reading about how she spent her whole pregnancy using one excuse or another to not tell Brady about their baby REALLY irked me. I have a different perspective then most on the instance of children being raised by single mothers, while I support them wholeheartedly (as my mother was one for many years) I feel the man (if he’s technically a good guy) has the right to know and choose whether or not to be a part of his child’s life. I know it can be hard because of how relationship may end (like Wren and Brady’s did) but if you don’t tell the father then you hurt your child and you don’t get to see the possibility of how good a guy he could turn out to be for his child. Even though I know not all guys are great, I still think they have the right to know.

Therefore, because of my beliefs, it was very hard for me to appreciate the middle part of this novel. In addition, it did NOT help that Wren’s best friend Jasmine kept assisting to create distance between Wren and Brady. Jasmine did this because she wanted what was best for herself by having Wren move in with her. Yes I feel Jasmine did want what was best for Wren too but because of her own personal issues with Brady as soon as something went wrong between Wren and Brady, Jasmine used that to inform Wren she just needed to stay away all together. It was very annoying. Even though I know that this is how most female friendships work (hey, I am a female) it was just grating to see Jasmine trying to support Wren in ways that I didn’t feel were assisting Wren at all. And I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall when Wren informs Jasmine of the new changes in her life that take place in the last chapter, as I don’t think Jasmine will be too happy about them. *sigh*

I really did not want to rant. I’m sorry. While this novel was not what I expected or hoped for I appreciated the transformations that both Wren and Brady go through throughout this novel. I do feel Wren and Brady were made for each other. Yet, they were both too stubborn to see through their pride and reconcile sooner. The best thing I can say about this novel is I LOVED Wren and Brady’s banter.

Overall, I DO recommend this novel. It was sweet and charming when it wanted to be. Also, I enjoyed Trey tremendously! I feel this novel is for those looking for an unplanned pregnancy romance and/or an unexpected women’s fiction.

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Amazon (Kindle) USD : The Souvenir

Author's Novel Extras :

Book Teaser(s) :
"Are you scared?" The nurse came over and squatted beside my bed. "You don't have to be. We'll take good care of you."
I shook my head. "I'm not afraid. I'm just...not suppose to be here," I wailed. Then I wiped my eyes and blew my nose for the twelfth time since I changed out of my street clothes, into the horrible backless gown, and climbed into the hospital bed.
Her brow furrowed. "Were you supposed to go to CMC?"
"No. I'm supposed to be at Baskin Robbins!" The realization of my situation made me cry even harder.
"You're in labor." She patted my hand. "Trust me. You can have ice cream later." ~ within Chapter 18 - titled 'Wren'

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Made the Grade: Shifters of the Primus Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 6990 KB | Expected Release Date: July 2, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: instafreebie

"Rebel Kato" [Shifters of the Primus Series, Book 1] by Elyssa Ebbott

Author's Book Description : He takes what he wants. And he wants me.

When we run out of fuel hundreds of light years from Earth, our only hope is a nearby planet. There’s just one problem: it’s home to the most savage aliens in the galaxy.

But when the Primus warriors board our ship, they haven’t come to take all of us. Their prince just wants me. And it’s up to me to prove that humans make worthy mates to these dominant alien warriors…or else.

Kato is a deadly alpha shifter with shimmering golden skin and a tendency to leave bodies in his wake. He’s dangerous and has an ego as big as his golden spear. But does he just want a few nights of passion, or a woman to call his princess?

When murderous factions try to keep us apart, I will have more to worry about than just surviving the irresistible prince’s touch. I must choose between the danger of being beside him or the certain death that awaits outside his protection.

He has protected me so far. But when his king demands my death, will my prince rebel against his own people to save me?

Rebel Kato is the first book in the Shifters of the Primus series, but it can be read as a standalone. Each book in this science fiction series has a happily ever after and no cliffhangers, guaranteed.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. This is a powerful sci-fi erotica, that could be action-paced one moment, sweet in another, and then very lustful without any effort. While it has an intriguing setup, it was the dialogue that didn't win me over as I'd have liked it too.

Nevertheless, I would still recommend it.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here :

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Rebel Kato (Book 1)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Rebel Pax (Book 2)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Rebel Gage (Book 3)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Vash (Book 4)

Book Teaser(s) :
If they make angels like him, send me to heaven. ~ within Chapter 11 - titled 'Liandra'
"You're lucky you are so fucking hot."
"Yes, my people generate internal temperatures upwards of 57 Barsuli---115 fahrenheit in your human measurements."
"No---I meant, nevermind..."
"Why do you smile?"
"I'm trying to imagine you telling a joke on purpose." ~ within Chapter 17 - titled 'Kato'

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

What was I thinking?: Miss Hopeful by Laura Fletcher

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 126; Kindle Edition - File Size: 2187 KB | Expected Release Date: September 2, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon / Laura Fletcher

"Miss Hopeful" by Laura Fletcher

What was I thinking? : As stated above I was told about this novel being FREE from Ms. Fletcher (the author) and got it through Amazon. I really like the book description and book's cover. Yet, while I didn't love this novel my goal is to always promote the book that I've read, if you don't like my review make sure to check out the extras posted to promote the novel underneath it. So, here we go...

Author's Book Description : Sandra Birmingham is twenty-two years old and has always dreamed of escaping her vigorous and mundane life in Rhode Island. She listed herself in a catalog as a mail-order bride and is hoping a handsome and righteous man is going to ask her for her hand in marriage.

Samuel James Edgerton the older kind, handsome and loving father had been married once and takes care of his sick seven-year-old daughter, Betsy. When Samuel’s father passed away, he was left with no choice but to look for a loyal wife to accompany him and to help care for his daughter. When Samuel first lays his eyes on Sandra, he knew there was much much more about her than the naked eye could see.

They both agree to enter into an arrangement, and soon Sandra finds herself falling in love with Samuel. However, has Samuel really truly gotten over his ex-wife? He has never reconciled his feelings for his past lover but soon finds himself in a situation that he thought he had always wanted. As Betsy’s condition worsens, Samuel and Sandra find themselves hopelessly relying deeply upon each other. What happens next will shock even Samuel himself.

My Book Review : 1 out of 5 stars. A young woman from Rhode Island places an ad for herself as a mail order bride and gets a proposal from a man living in the Montana Territory who wants her to look after his sick daughter. Overtime they form a dear relationship but by then people from their pasts come back and might end up pulling them apart for good...

I LOVED the cover. Yet, I was never a fan of the writing, though the plot held promise. Even though I struggled through it, I was able to read up to 46% reasonably but after that, the writing I couldn't handle anymore and I didn't like the directions the plot was taking me. Therefore, from that point on I skimmed the rest of it, as I was still curious as to what would happen to Betsy.

This novel wasn't for me. So, I don't feel comfortable recommending it. Yet it could be for you if you can overlook the writing style.

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Mail Order Bride: Miss Hopeful
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Author's Novel Extras :

Book Teaser(s) :
"You look so beautiful."
Betsy snorted, looking tired. "I don't believe ya.'" She slowly walked toward the bed, sat on top of it, and looked back at Sandra. "I'm dyin', I know that."
Sandra was taken aback with what Betsy had said. She drew a breath, stood up, and finally sat down beside Betsy. "Don't talk like that, Betsy," she kindly said, affected with the child's lack of hope. "Believe me when I tell you that you are so beautiful." ~ within Chapter 5 - titled 'Sandra'

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Made the Grade: Bionic Outlaw's Baby by Zara Zenia

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 3039 KB | Release Date: September 17, 2016 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Bionic Outlaw's Baby" by Zara Zenia

Author's Book Description : Elijah:
I thought that I knew it all.

Until they turned me into a machine and wanted to use me as a weapon.

I found love. But as usual, it was time for me to run.

Until she found me and told me the impossible.

That she was carrying my baby.

He worked for my dad.

But then he got fired because I loved him. He’s the only one I’ve ever been with.

But then I found out I’m carrying his baby. He doesn’t even know yet. I need to find him.

My dad wants me to get an abortion. Who would marry a single mom? What am I going to do?

Bionic Outlaw’s Baby is a sci-fi secret baby romance novel. There is NO cheating, NO cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happy ending!

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Elijah was a lifer in the Army, who grew up in foster care, so when a mission turns him up as dead he understands that no one will be out there really missing him. What surprises him is that he awakes to find that the doctors revived him, yet they did so in a way that irrevocably changed him into a bionic man. Though he really doesn’t mind the tests the doctors do on him and likes his living arrangement, for the most part, after a fellow “test subject” befriends him they learn that they are more like prisoners than anything else. Therefore, Elijah escapes the facility and while on the run for his life, he meets Dana forming his first “relationship” in a long time. Yet with him being on the run, they can’t share more than some “fun times” together. So, when their circumstances change will they be able to handle all that comes their way or not?

I really wish I had liked this novel more. It was good but I feel it was more of an erotica than a romance. Elijah’s transformation is very interesting to read about, especially about how he dealt with his new abilities. Together Dana and Elijah have a lust-filled relationship that grows into more because of the situations they unwittingly get into. Though it wasn’t what I expected I’m glad I stuck with it as I really enjoyed its ending.

I recommend this to those looking for a Science Fiction-ish “baby daddy” erotica.

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Amazon (Kindle) USD : Bionic Outlaw's Baby

Book Teaser(s) :
"Are you trying to seduce your baby momma?"
"Is it working?" ~ within Chapter 17 - titled 'Dana'
I wondered if she knew how much power she had over me. The Organization could hunt me down and eventually kill me, but this girl could break me instantly with the lightest touch. ~ within Chapter 22 - titled 'Elijah'

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