Friday, December 30, 2016

ARC Review: Mettle - Spartan Riders MC book Two by J.C. Valentine


Talia McKinnon is recently divorced and ready to move on with her life. She has decided to throw herself into her work moving across the country far away from her past. Work is all she can think about, love is no longer part of her life. Fate has other plans for Talia when she meets a sex on stick biker she can't stop thinking about. He knows he is bad news and will only complicate her life but who can resist a hot biker dressed in leather. When he finds out what she is hiding can he convince her they are worth a shot?

Tucker “Country” Abrams only cares about two things his brotherhood and sliding into every willing woman that crosses his path. He has no desire to be a husband, father saddled down family life his not his deal. He will leave that to his other brothers. When he crosses paths with the beautiful Talia and realizes he could want more than just a roll in the hay he pulls back he can't be that guy. Yet she manages to work her way into his heart until she breaks it. Can he forgive her betrayal? 

My Review: 
This is book two in the Spartan Riders MC series by J.C. Valentine. This series is not your typical MC series. These bikers are not criminals they are trying to protect their town and give the MC a good name. But that doesn't mean that other bad guys aren't trying to take them down or that the cops aren't weary of their supposed good image. For this is a different kind of MC series, I don't expect the gritty drama and violence. Its more of a sweet contemporary romance for me with hot bikers. 
As always with a J.C. Valentine book the writing was stellar, the sex was steamy and the story flowed keeping me entertained. 

I look forward to the next book in the series. 

Received an ARC from Indie Sage in exchange for an honest review.

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Release: My Champion by Alanea Alder

Title: My Champion
Author: Alanea Alder
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Bewitched and Bewildered, Book 7
Release Date: December 27, 2016
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Declan Lionhart has been running interference between the Founding Families and the citizens of Noctem Falls since the day he arrived in the city. His hopes of being a simple unit warrior crumbles in the face of their troubles and it looks like he will always be bound by his family’s political legacy. But with current tensions skyrocketing to unimaginable levels, Declan’s laid back persona and easy smile are needed now more than ever.

Kari Delaney has finally achieved everything she’s ever wanted. The business she created from scratch is booming and she has her dream custom built condo in the heart of the small town where she was raised. But all that changes the day she gets her evacuation notice.

Despite being a vampire, Kari hates Noctem Falls and the politics that permeates every aspect of life within the city. Under protest she and her younger brother leave for the City of the Night.

Declan is smitten with his little general and the strength she exudes. But when it’s just the two of them he begins to break down her carefully constructed walls and show her that even though he’s easy going, he is still an Alpha, and his lion is demanding her heart.

When the entire city erupts into chaos with matings being dissolved and Founding Families making alliances, Declan realizes it will take every trick he learned at his father’s knee to maneuver through the murky political waters. Both he and his mate race against time to keep the people of the city safe, despite homesick children, disastrous dinners, Meryn’s wacky revenge plans and an unexpected pairing.

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Chuckling to herself Kari met up with Rex just past the transport tunnel on the way to the Council room. At the door she saw Meryn standing with her hands on her hips, face turned up to the man at the door. Kari looked over at Rex who was now scowling. Rex and Kari walked up behind Meryn. Rex wrapped protective arm around Meryn’s shoulders.

“What seems to be a problem here?” he asked.

The man looked up, eyed Rex quickly. “No one is to be admitted.”

“On whose authority?” Rex demanded.

“The founding families have determined these will be closed-door proceedings.”

The guard never even looked up as he was speaking to Rex.

“Son, do you know who I am?” he asked.

The guard scoffed. “I am a vampire and probably older than you shifter. Watch who you call son.”

Kari heard a distinctive sound and then looked over Rex was grinding his teeth, his jaw muscles clenched. Declan shared the same habit when he was aggravated.

USA Today Best Selling Author, Alanea loves reading almost as much as she loves writing. She began writing at a very young age, some of her first scribblings are treasured in a keepsake box and written in green marker. She started when she was still in grade school and continued on through college.

She believes that love truly conquers all and that everyone no matter what, deserves a chance at that love and a place they can call home. She absolutely loves to hear from her readers so don’t hesitate to reach out to her. As always her promise to her readers remains, “If you keep reading, I’ll keep writing!”

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Cowboy's Christmas Plan by Shanna Hatfield

Title: The Cowboy’s Christmas Plan
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Romance - Western / Contemporary / Sweet / Holiday
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Sometimes the most unexpected circumstances lead to the best adventures...

Cadence Greer’s plans for a happy-ever-after are quickly derailed when her fiancé runs off with his secretary a week before their wedding. Homeless, jobless, and jilted, she escapes to Grass Valley, Oregon, where she takes a job as a housekeeper and cook to seven cowboys on a sprawling ranch.

Trey Thompson is a well-respected pillar of the community, running a successful ranch with his brother. All he wanted was someone to cook meals and keep the house clean. When he hires Cadence Greer for the job, he gets more than he ever planned on, including a sassy little redheaded orphan.

Spend Christmas in Grass Valley at the Triple T Ranch, where mistletoe hangs in abundance and holiday magic floats in the air.

USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.

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Sales Blitz: Ariel Rising by AJ & CS Sparber

Title: Ariel Rising
Author: Aj & CS Sparber
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
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My dreams were simple. College, a career, and let’s see what happens from there. But things don’t always go according to plan. 

My name is Ari Worthington and I’ve had a very eventful week. A life-changing week. The kind of week that would make the average person whimper. 

It started when my ex-boyfriend Luke accosted me in the woods. 

How badly was I injured? Not a scratch. And Luke? Not so lucky. Nope, I whupped him good. It surprised the heck out of me. And it probably surprised him, too—once he woke up. 

And then I met Davin. Handsome, witty, amazing Davin. Perfect in every way, unless you think being an alien, from a planet called Olympus, might be a liability. 

When it comes to being a husband and wife (or wife and husband) writing team, there are advantages, or benefits. Chief among them is that you get to practice the love scenes. He writes, she steers, and…well, it’s fun. He is a software designer and she is a doctor of education. AJ and CS Sparber live in the lovely town of Hudson, Ohio, with their son Ryan, their daughter Melanie, and the spirit of an Aussie shepherd named Hunter.

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I don’t want to be alone in the guest suite. It’s not that I’m afraid. I just want Davin close to me. I need the comfort only he can provide.

“I’d rather not sleep alone tonight.”

“Ari, your mother—I promised her.”

“I don’t intend for us to do anything that would cause that promise to be broken. Please?”

He moves to my side and places his hand on my shoulder. “Are you sure?”

I stand up and wrap my arms around his neck. “I’m very sure,” I whisper, speaking directly to his heart. “I want you near me.”

“I know you do. But…”

“No buts,” I say softly. “I’m an angel. And I happen to be in love with you.”

He looks startled. He looks as if he wants to speak, but he can’t find his voice.

“Do you not want me to love you, Davin?”

He arches his brow and stares.

I’m getting worried. Did I just make a complete fool of myself? “Davin?”

His poise seems to return and he smiles. “It happened the night we slept on your sofa—”

“What? What happened?” Did I miss something? Something important?

His smile widens and lights up his eyes. They’re sparkling like jewels.

“I fell in love with you that night.”

My heart flutters and I feel warm all over. “You did?”

He nods slowly. “I did.”

“You didn’t tell me.”

“I wasn’t sure how you felt. Love between two angels is a very powerful force. It is...”

“Forever,” I say, completing his thought. “Are you afraid I don’t understand that? Do you think my human side makes me prone to frivolous fits of infatuation? Because if you do, please allow me to set you straight.” I take a long breath and gaze into his eyes. “I am in love with you, there will never be anyone else, and that’s all there is to it.”

He shakes his head and chuckles.


“This is why I love you.”

“It is? What is?”

“I believe the term is moxie. You are bold and fearless. You are spunky.”

“You love me because I’m spunky?”

“Well, that…and because you are kind, and selfless, and brilliant, and very beautiful?”

“You think I’m all that?”

He loses his voice again and just stares.


“Come here, my Padawan.”

Before I can respond, he laces his fingers through my hair and pulls me tight to his chest. “You are the most extraordinary angel ever born and I…I am the most fortunate.”

He kisses the top of my head, as he whispers, “Forever and never ending.”

His words and his touch make me shudder with ecstasy. “Kiss me, Davin. Kiss me like your life depends on it.”

“It does,” he says, as he captures my upper lip softly between his teeth.

Our kiss deepens and I smile inside, because I realize that each kiss we share seems to be better than the ones before, and we have eons of time and kisses to look forward to.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Way Back Home by Carmen Jenner

Title: The Way Back Home
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Standalone Military Romance
Cover Design: Be Designs 
Photographer: K Keeton Designs 
Models: Tessi Le'Anne & Dustin Adams
Release Date: February 2017


August Cotton shouldn’t be here. When a tragic accident calls him home to Magnolia Falls, this returned Veteran adds his parents to the list of things he’s lost in recent years, right along with his IED detection dog and his left leg. As the sole guardian of his four-year-old sister, August must rely on his Marine training in raising a tiny hellion who’s as stubborn as he is. But the Corps could never prepare him for this. Nor could they prepare him for Olivia Anders, a woman who’ll stop at nothing to get her way.

As owner of Paws for Cause, Olivia is no stranger to the broken men and women who return home from war. She’s no stranger to broken dogs either. In fact, she’s made it her mission to pair the two and enrich both of their lives, but pairing ornery and aloof August Cotton will take some work. The last thing August wants is some pushy southern woman occupying his parents’ bed and breakfast and forcing him to open up about the hell he narrowly escaped, but that’s exactly what Olivia intends.

They complete one another, and yet they can’t stand to be in the same room.

Can Olivia make this hardened Marine feel again and finally show his heart the way back home?

Author Bio

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ARC Review: Fighting for Phoebe by Jennifer Ann

Fighting for PhoebeFighting for Phoebe by Jennifer Ann

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jace Daniels is a sexy, tattooed soldier with a mysterious vibe that makes him all the more attractive. He's on the run but ends up wanting nothing more than to stay in the arms of the woman he never meant to fall in love with.

Phoebe Carson's life has been anything but ideal. Her childhood was full of cons that her mother made her and her brother run with her. Now shes trapped alone with her mother holding her past over her head. Her brother up and left without her, she has nothing and no one save for one close friend. Then in walks the brooding, tatted up military man Jace Daniels who sweeps her off her feet.
Can she open up to him about her past ? her life? will he still want her if he knows her secrets? Phoebe soon finds out that Jace has his own secrets that could destroy them both.

I really liked this book it was full of suspense and kept my attention throughout. Jace and Phoebe have an undeniable chemistry that draws you in. There were twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat and I loved the story from beginning to end.

Jace's military friends that show up have their own books as well Theo and Nolan I plan to go back and read those as well. You do not have to read them first to follow this book.

If you like your romance with heart stopping suspense this is a great one to check out and you get a hot military guy too.

Gifted an copy by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Review : Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner - Favorite book of 2016

Harley & RoseHarley & Rose by Carmen Jenner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am in awe of this book. The only other books of Carmen Jenner's I have read are her MC books so I wasn't expecting this at all. Her MC books are sexy, erotic, violent and rough around the edges. I loved those books and her knack for keeping a reader enthralled. So I wasn't surprised that Ms. Jenner could pull this story off so well. Not to mention my sister in law kept telling me I had to read Harley & Rose. So I started it and three chapters in I was on a mission to devour this book and so I did.

The book follows Rose's point of view as she lives almost her entire life loving her best friend Harley who she believes doesn't love her back. I especially enjoyed how the author went back to certain ages in whole chapters to tell a piece of their past. For me I was able to get to know the young Harley & Rose and feel the progression of their love from childhood to adulthood. A love that never dies but develops into a deep love and complete understanding of the other. They navigate through the trials and tribulations of adolescence, high school and college miles apart, broken hearts and other relationships. But they always find their way back to each other like Peter Pan and his Wendy. I loved those references to the classic fairy tale as well but real life is no fairy tale no matter how much we all would like it to be.

This book is emotional and raw it will make you laugh, cry and want to pull your hair out but it is so worth it. I am a firm believer that spoilers are awful so I will not say too much more except if you have not picked up Harley & Rose you must do so immediately. You will not regret this book, I just put it down about an hour ago and my mind is racing with thoughts of these characters. An epic story of childhood love that turns into a passionate love affair that this reader will remember for years to come.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Cover Reveal: Title: A Touch of Lust Series: A Feather’s Touch #1 Author: Michelle Horst

Title: A Touch of Lust
Series: A Feather’s Touch #1
Author: Michelle Horst
Genre: Romance
Release Date: February 2, 2017



The ways of the commune is the only way I know. Born into sin, I have to repent daily.

If we follow the laws of the Brothers, our sins will be forgiven, and they will take us with them to the Promised Land. All I have been taught is that I’m bad, shameful and a whore.

But, in the deepest part of my heart I can’t help but wonder about life. Is the way of The Order really the only way?

I listen to the teachings. I watch my sisters as they dutifully do what they’re told.

With every passing day I can feel my faith slipping away. How can I believe in something that feels so wrong?

I feel like an outsider.


Order of the Promised Land - I have this intense hunger for revenge against them.

Because of them, my sister took her own life.

Instead of getting my revenge, I get Mila. What the hell am I supposed to do with her? She thinks I’m her way to the Promised Land. The only path I’ll lead her down is the one to damnation.

Dad started The Rosie Wright Foundation in honor of Rosie. It’s a shelter for women and somehow it’s become the heart of our small town. I have no choice but to tolerate Mila. 

There’s only one problem – somehow my hate is turning into lust.


My first instinct is to cover myself, but the scorching look in his eyes makes me stand still.

My conscience screams at me that this is wrong, but it’s quickly silenced by the sinner in me.

“Don’t look at me like I’m your ticket to the promised land, babe. I’ll only lead you to hell.”

Heat spreads through my body and tiny tongues of desire lick at my skin.

“You make me want to be a bad girl,” I whisper. My voice is hoarse with sinful need.

I want to feel his touch. I want to be defiled by him

Author Bio

International bestselling author of Predator, The Monster Series and many others. She loves writing anything from Young Adult to Suspense Romance.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Riverdale Series Boxed Set by Janine Infante Bosco

The Riverdale Series Boxed Set

by Janine Infante Bosco

Publication Date: January 17, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic

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Cover Designer: JB's Cover Obsession Design


In this boxed set, featuring her debut novel Pieces, Janine Infante Bosco revisits the series that jumpstarted her career as an author. The characters many loved are back and this time you get to read their inner thoughts as they face the trials and tribulations life has thrown their way.

Pieces - Book One

Riverdale’s favorite son, Jake Lanza is all grown up, fighting the inevitable as he realizes he’s in love with his best friend Cara Sloane.
Both fear starting a relationship will ruin what they have but they learn that tomorrow is not a guarantee and some chances are worth taking.

“If you’re looking for a book that has friendship, this book has many. If you’re looking for a book that has represents family, this book has one. If you’re looking for a book that will make you laugh, this book will. If you’re looking for a book with passion, this book gives you more than enough. If you’re looking for a book that is heartbreaking, this book will definitely make you ugly cry.”
 –Jules, I Love Story Time

Broken Pieces - Book Two

Coming home when the only family he’s ever known needs him most, Nick Foti finds his way back to Riverdale and the girl he left behind, Samantha Lanza.
“This is a book about lost dreams, found dreams and how sometimes happily ever after is hard to find. When you can feel the love, joy, pain and loss of the characters an author creates you know that you’ve read a truly unique book.” – Twin Sisters Rockin’ Book Reviews.

Fitting the Pieces - Book Three

Torn between the promise he made to his brother and, the pull of something he’s never known before, Luke Lanza struggles with his conscience in this final installment of the Riverdale Series and the beloved Lanza family. 
“There are no words except that this was beautiful. Thank you, Janine Bosco, for keeping it real because this is truly amazing and has earned a very, very special place in my heart.” –Jenny Goodreads Reviewer.

Jake's Journal - companion book - bonus

His life.
His fight.
His words.
Now it’s your turn to read them.

***NOTE: This is a boxed set of the Riverdale Series, each book should be read in order ***

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 JAKE - POV (From Pieces Book One in the Riverdale Series)


      Having Cara in my arms after finally making her mine in every way possible was bliss. There was no other word to describe it and I’m still not sure that’s adequate enough. Silently, she traced the ink decorating my arms with her index finger. The girl who rambled when she was nervous, bolted when shit got to heavy—laid lax in my arms, smiling as she mindlessly touched me. 

      “What’s going on in that beautiful head of yours?” I questioned, feathering kisses along her shoulder.

      “Mmm, I like that,” she purred softly.

Her voice was hoarse, a little breathless but fucking sexy, nonetheless. I ran my hands down her sides, pulling her back against me as I leaned down and flicked my tongue over her ear lobe.

      “Yeah, what else do you like?” 

      I felt her body shudder as I gave her another stroke of my tongue, awakening her sated body. Pressing my erection against her, I let her know she wasn’t alone, that I was just as aroused. It didn’t matter we were coming down from just having one another, I wanted more and so did she. Maybe it was because we had a lot of time to make up for or maybe it was simply one taste wasn’t enough to satisfy either of us. Whatever the reason, I was sure I wouldn’t get my fill of Cara for a long time to come. Possibly never. 

      “Jake,” she breathed. 

      I released my hold on her, rolling onto my side and pushed myself up so I could stare down at her. She was a sight, one I was sure I’d never forget. Not only would I not forget how she looked at that moment but years from now, when we’re old and gray and the good Lord is about to call me home it’s her face, this memory of her that I’ll see before I close my eyes. 

      “I asked you a question,” I rasped, quirking my lips slightly as I ran my fingers over her stomach and circled her belly button. 

      “Ask me again I was kind of distracted,” she pointed out, catching her lower lip between her teeth. My eyes wandered down to her legs as she snapped them shut and tried to control her arousal. She didn’t need to tame that beast anymore, not on my watch. 

      A wicked grin spread across my mouth as amusement flickered in my eyes and I nudged her legs apart. 

      “What else do you like?” I repeated, slowly dragging out each word, making sure she heard the question.

      “I like when you kiss me,” she replied.


      I fucking loved kissing her too.

      Bending my head, I touched my mouth to hers.

      “Where do you want me to kiss you?” 

      My lips hovered over hers as my finger trailed down to her navel and my steel cock twitched with need against her leg. Her perfectly straight teeth went to work on that lip of hers and for a moment I was sure she would draw blood as she contemplated her answer. I let my finger slide between the lips of her pussy, watching as her eyes snapped open and bore into mine. 

      “You still with me, Cara?” 

      “I’m here,” she croaked, releasing her swollen lip before her tongue glided over it soothing the ache her teeth left behind. 

      “Good,” I rasped, bending my head and taking her nipple into my mouth. She had the most perfect set of tits, not to big but enough to keep my hands full. My tongue flicked over the pert tip before my teeth latched on. 

      “Do you like it when I kiss you here?” 

      “Yes,” she squealed, pushing her fingers through my hair and tugging on the ends. 

      She didn’t like it.

      She fucking loved it.

      My lips curved as I released her nipple and spread my open mouth down her belly, drawing circles with my tongue over her skin. 

      “What about here?”

      “Jake,” she hissed as her hips bucked.

      “Yes, dear.”

      My palms moved between her legs and I spread them wide, fitting myself between her legs as I inched further down. My legs hung off the bed as my mouth aligned with the sweetest part of her. I pressed a kiss to the inside of her thigh and then raised my eyes to her face.

      “Where do you want my mouth?”

      “You know where,” she replied, lifting her head and peering down at me. 

“Don’t make me beg,” she pleaded, throwing her head back against the pillow as she arched her hips.


Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.

She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.