Thursday, 13 June 2013

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

Taking Chances (Taking Chances, #1)Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
 

"Her first year away is turning out to be nearly perfect, but one weekend of giving in to heated passion will change everything.

Eighteen-year-old Harper has grown up under the thumb of her career marine father. Ready to live life her own way and to experience things she's only ever heard of from the jarheads in her father's unit, she's on her way to college at San Diego State University.

Thanks to her new roommate, Harper is introduced to a world of parties, gorgeous guys, family, and emotions. She finds herself being torn in two as she quickly falls in love with both her new boyfriend, Brandon, and her roommate's brother, Chase. Despite their dangerous looks and histories, both men adore Harper and would do anything for her, including taking a step back if it would mean she'd be happy."

This book just kept going and going. I loved it. I was so enthralled in the story that when I had to put it down, to do something I couldn't put off, my mind was still thinking about the characters and wondering what was going to happen next. It was like a roller coaster ride, I was swapping between team Chase and team Brandon like a yoyo.. One minute I hated Harper and the next I loved her. The story was full of "Oh my god, No!" Moments. I cried. I laughed. There was nothing missing in the story, it went everywhere I wanted it to. Absolutely Brilliant.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Clipped by Sara V. Zook

ClippedClipped by Sara V. Zook
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"I wish someone would’ve warned me that the world is sometimes a cruel place to live in. I wish someone would have said that guilt and regret may eat away at your mind until there is nothing left but a suffering that lingers. I wish someone would have taken the time to inform me of how difficult it is to dig yourself out of a decision gone bad. I wish to show the rest of those out there who didn’t know either, who are just like me …"

What a heart wrenching story. Beautiful and devastating all in one. A must read for both adults and teenagers.
I felt a connection with the main character Lauren, I went through something simliar at that age, only I didn't choose the same path she did. It really makes you think about what mothers go through in those circumstances. It has been a few days since I read it and it has stayed with me, I am still thinking about it. I highly recommend this.


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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

COVER REVEAL & EXCERPT: Who He Is by S. Q. Williams

Shanora Williams author of Hard to Resist writing as S.Q. Williams has a new book being released. Today I have the pleasure of unveiling a gorgeous cover and synopsis of Who He Is, as well as an excerpt.

Who He Is, is book one of the Fire Nine Trilogy. A New Adult Contemporary Romance

Expected release date: July 18, 2013

Synopsis

Eliza Smith has never been the one to seek a relationship. She’s never dated a guy in her life, never even hugged a man (outside of her father/manager of the hot and popular rock band, FireNine) but when she decides to spend her summer on tour with FireNine, it all changes. Eliza really gets to meet Gage Grendel - her former crush from high school and the lead singer of FireNine - and witness sides to him to which she’ll begin to truly despise.
She’ll ignore him, she’ll dislike his ways, she’ll do anything to try and stay away from him until Gage finally gets her to slip up and give in. She agrees on a casual fling with Gage, but soon they’ll both see how the fling will blur into something they can’t control and when it’s finally time for Eliza to go and accomplish her own dreams, she’ll know there’s more she took from Gage than she ever thought possible.


Above is the paperback wrap and below is the eBook cover designed by the wonderful Regina Wamba of Mae I design. Visit her Facebook page here.


Excerpt

   Lifting his hands, Gage gripped the edge of the pool and pressed his arousal against me. When he was done tasting my neck, he devoured my lips, and I couldn’t help it; I wrapped my arms around his neck. My legs squeezed tighter around him, wanting to feel his hardness against me. It was turning me on in more ways than one. His silky tongue, although laced with alcohol, tasted sweet as it ran over mine.

   He started to rub against me and I moaned, running my fingers through his slick hair. His hard chest was pressed firmly against mine, no space between us. The little nibbles and bites he took of my lower lip were driving me insane. His fingers that snuck beneath my bathing suit to slide inside me caused my moans to grow louder and his lips to fall so he could grunt against my neck.

   I was spiraling, bucking against him once again. “You like that?” he whispered gruffly in my ear. He reached behind me with his other hand and unhooked the top of my bathing suit. I could have stopped him, but I didn’t. A growl came from his throat as he stared at my bare chest.

   I nodded my head at his question, my body begging him to continue. Who knew his fingers could be so magical? He was pushing in and out of me, circling his thumb across my core. I was so close. My fingernails bit into his skin and he went faster, faster, faster, sending me higher and higher… but then he just stopped. Right when I was about to reach the point of it all.
   
   “What the hell are you doing?” I breathed raggedly, aggravated.

   He smirked, looking into my eyes and pulling his fingers out of my bottoms. I wanted to beg for his fingers not to leave, but I didn’t. It would have been too embarrassing and shallow. “Since we’re only ‘friends,’ I can’t give you the full effect.”

  I scowled at him. “You’re kidding.” He raised an eyebrow. “Right?
  
   “No, Ellie. Let’s just do this shit. I swear it’ll be fun.”

   “What do you mean?” I asked, but I knew exactly what he was talking about.

   “Nothing between us has to change. It doesn’t have to be serious and I think if we try to continue this little war, someone’s gonna get hurt. Why not just give in to the temptation? We can still be friends, but maybe we can involve the bed and handcuffs I brought up to before at the club?”

   He gave a lazy smirk and I snickered. I thought it over, replaying the conversation Montana and I had just moments ago, knowing he was right. I wanted to do more things with Gage than I thought, and with him giving me an orgasm the night before, I was desperate and in need of more. It was bad, but it felt good to be satisfied—to reach the point of bliss and not come down for hours. I didn’t want anyone else in the band to try and give me that kind of satisfaction. Gage was my best bet, so I shrugged and thought to myself, Fuck it. Montana was right. I had to take risks and I was going to be taking a big one with Gage Grendel.

   “Okay,” I said right before kissing him and allowing him to finish what he started.

Add Who He Is to your Goodreads TBR shelf. 

Other Books by Shanora Williams:


                                                      

Hard to Forget (Hard to Resist #0.5)                 Hard to Resist (Hard to Resist #1)

                             

Hard to Hold On (Hard to Resist #2)                        Obtained (Obtained #1)

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Monday, 10 June 2013

Hot Ride by Kelly Jamieson

Hot RideHot Ride by Kelly Jamieson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Courage is feeling the fear…then pouring on the throttle.

Abandoned or betrayed by everyone she ever loved, Sera Manning’s life spiraled out of control until a near-death experience left her with a mission. Now a DEA agent, her sole focus—and her first undercover assignment—is to take down a drug cartel that’s manufacturing seductive, deadly angel sugar.

To do it, she needs access to Operation Black Abyss to establish a connection between the cartel and the Death Angels outlaw motorcycle gang. Which means she must pose as a couple with another agent who’s already deep undercover. 

ATF agent Ryan Thomas desperately needs a female agent to maintain his cover in the gang, but the last thing he wants is a rookie agent jeopardizing his op. Especially one who is a sexy reminder why it’s a bad idea to get involved while on a case.

Living together, surrounded by crime, pretending their sizzling sexual tension is just for show is getting harder by the day. But as the mission comes to a head, the two fiercely independent warriors must decide which fear is worse. Losing their quarry…or losing each other."


This was such a page turner. It captured me from the very beginning, once it had me I was done for until I turned that last page. A brilliant, suspense filled story about a team of undercover agents trying to bring down a biker gang and the Mexican cartel. There were some pretty steamy bedroom scenes in it too. I highly recommend this book.

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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert

Suicide NoteSuicide Note by Teresa Mummert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Sometimes in life it feels like everything that can go wrong does, but everything happens for a reason. A relationship crumbles so someone else can mend the pieces of your broken heart. A change of plans can lead you to something you didn’t even know you were missing. You help others and discover that it was you who needed to be helped all along. 

Jenn’s life is nothing as she had imagined it would be. She is twenty-something with a failing career and her love life has officially ended with an ultimate act of betrayal. She is ready to throw away her dreams when a chance run-in with a soldier, dealing with his own misfortunes, alters her course and changes her perspective on life."


Once I started this New York Times and USA Today bestseller, I couldn't stop. I just kept flicking those pages. A beautiful story about the circumstances that brought two people together. Things happen for a reason whether its good or bad there's always a reason.

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Bared to You (Crossfire #1) by Sylvia Day

Bared to You (Crossfire, #1)Bared to You by Sylvia Day
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.The bonds of his love transformed me, even as i prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart..."


This book was recommended to me a while back, I was reluctant to read it because after all the hype of 50 shades I was worried this would turn out as disappointing in its bad writing even though its storyline was great. Well was I wrong?
I am so glad I finally purchased this book, it totally hooked me in, once I got started I couldn't put it down. At first I thought I Gideon was an egotistical prick. Mr Cross I am so sorry about that, I was wrong... So so wrong.. I totally fell in loved with that guy and his fucked-up-ness. Eva is perfect for him.
I got a bonus sneak at the next book in the back and I am going to have to suffer two hole ads before I can get to the store and guy it. God help them if they don't have it in stock


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Dream Boy for Christmas by S. Q. Williams

Dream Boy for ChristmasDream Boy for Christmas by S. Q. Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"After spending her entire childhood dealing with a cruel guardian while also living in an orphanage, Genesis Hales' only fantasy will finally be apart of her reality when the boy of her dreams, Adrian Parker, comes into her life.
Adrian will not only fulfill Genesis' Christmas wishes, but he will also surprise her with one thing that will change her life forever."


A sweet little short story. I would love to see more about these characters in a full length novel in the future. I want to see what life outside of Love For Days has in store for Josh, Darcy and Genesis.

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Unbeautifully (Undeniable #2) by Madeline Sheehan


Unbeautifully (Undeniable, #2)Unbeautifully by Madeline Sheehan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you are offended by the F word just skip this review. It contains it... Often!


"Warning: This is not a story about fate or destiny. This is a story about pain, sorrow, and suffering. This is an impulsive whirlwind romance between two lovers that are not meant to be together. Theirs is not a world with sunshine and roses. Instead, their love blossoms in a secret world full of crime, violence, and death. Their story is about what can be born from nightmares. 



Danielle “Danny” West is the daughter of Deuce West, President of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. A sweet and beautiful girl, she loses her way, searching for things that are always out of her reach. Erik “Ripper” Jacobs is the Sergeant of Arms in the Hell’s Horsemen. Once a man who always had a smile on his face, his life takes a turn for the worst when a tragedy befalls him, leaving him scarred and broken. During a midsummer night, Danny and Ripper’s paths cross, forever changing their lives. Hastily, their lust turns to love until another tragedy forces them apart. On a journey that is marred with ugliness and chaos, Danny and Ripper must discover if their unforeseen connection can find the beauty in their world. 

This is Danny and Ripper’s story. 

Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.
Because without ugly, there would be no beauty."

OH MY FUCKING FUCK! 

Once my brain starts working again and can come out with suitable complete sentences to describe this book I will post a review.
Its been 12 hours since I finished the and I can still only say "Holy Fuck, Madeline Sheehan is an absolute fucking genius!"


So I've had time (4 days) to "Reel it in", I think I can control myself enough to discuss this as a calm and collected human being now... No promises though.
After I finished Undeniable, I was in love with this whole new world Madeline Sheehan shared with me. These characters may be dark and slightly fucked up --slightly? okay, very fucked up-- but boy were they fucking real?! I was on tender hooks waiting for Unbeautifully to be released. When Ms Sheehan posted on her Facebook page that she had published it on Amazon and we were just waiting for it to go live.. Well I was like a crack addict waiting for my next hit.. I think my iPad was sick of me typing "Unbeautifully Madeline Sheehan" into Amazon's search engine. But hell I wasn't missing it going live!
Now onto Unbeautifully, I was confused about seeing in the synopsis that it was Ripper and Danny's story as Undeniable made a hint towards a Danny and ZZ pairing. That all did get explained pretty quickly.
Danny grows up in this book, she is no longer the chatty girl who loves fluffy pink things. She's seen things and done things. The aftermath of Frankie "Crazy" Deluva has affected Danny more than I expected and no one sees it.
Ripper is a broken, scarred man trying to live with the things Frankie "Crazy" Deluva did to him. Death wouldn't take him so he has no choice but to exists in hell. Until Danny and that lake.. That night he started living.
It's a Madeline Sheehan book so nothing is as simple as boy and girl get it on and live happily ever after.. No where would the fun be in that.. No Madaline gives us the love then tears it from us piece by piece until we are left with a raw, bleeding, empty chest cavity.

There were so many parts of this book that I loved I had to share a few with you.

"She was always rambling on about music and clothes and some asshat named Chan-a-something Tater Tots." ~ Ripper.

I am never going to be able to watch another one of his movies without seeing a tater tot in place of his head.

Now Ripper can be scary, wouldn't wanna bump into him a dark alley scary. Hell he blindly shoots at the door because he doesn't want the bastard knocking to be there waking him up out of his alcohol induced coma. He's scary as fuck. Until...

"Then he, a self-proclaimed, drunken, gun-wielding, biker extraordinaire, plopped his ass down on the seat, tucked his dick between his legs, and pissed like a girl."

He doesn't seem so scary when Tequila makes him resort to pissing like a girl.

Ripper was hot as fuck, he had a dirty mouth, especially when in having a good fuck but boy could he make your heart melt along with your panties.


"Baby" he said softly during a series of small, hard, hip thrusts up into her. "Made up my mind. I'm takin' you home with me. Sick of fuckin' you with my hand over your mouth. I wanna be goin' deaf hearin' you screamin' my name, yeah?"

See what I mean heart and panty melting.. Ripper has a way with words alright!

Kami and Cox were the gems of this story, they made me howl with laugher when either of them graced us with their presence. Individually they were funny and together fucking hilarious.

"Cox!" Kami screamed, stalking into the room. "Shut your stupid Mexican mouth."
Cox glared at her. "Bitch, I'm Puerto Rican!"
She waved her hand dismissively. "Whatever. Don't you have some lawns to mow?"
"I'm Puerto Fuckin' Rican!"
"What! Ever!"
"Bitch! Don't you got some rich boy cock you need to suck off for a new pair a fuckin' shoes?"
"Fuck you!"
" No, bitch, fuck you! I'm fuckin' Puerto Rican! Say it, Kami, say Puerto Rican!"
"No!"
"Say it!"
"American Indian!".....
..... "Don't you dare blame her for anything!" Kami hissed.
"See!" Cox roared. "You're always sidin' with her! You'd jump off a fuckin' bridge if she did!"
"Yes, I would!" Kami shrieked. "Do you actually think there was a chance I'd choose some hot Cuban piece of ass over my Evie?"
"PUERTO RICAN!"


I'm sorry Cox but you need to come to terms with the fact that Kami will never say it! These two totally crack me up.

This book needs to come with a do not disturb sign. that contains the warning "may turn into a foul mouthed mother fucker if disturbed" For example I was happily reading, cuddled up to my husband on the sofa.

"Aw, fuck," Ripper muttered. Crossing his arms over his chest, the guy leaned back against the doorjamb. "Danny," he said, glancing over his shoulder. "Shit just got real, baby."

I was at this point when my Husband said "Babe, are you doing tea now?"
My reply was "FUCK NO! Shit just hit the fan. Cook your own fucking tea."
He looked at me dumbfound. I didn't wait around to explain what shit had hit the fan, or let him try to persuade me to do tea. No I got up and locked myself in the bedroom to commence with all hell breaking loose. Needless to say we all got fed eventually, once I'd turned the last page.

We got to see more of Deuce and Eva and how they are coping (or not) with what Frankie left behind. We even got their POV too. Deuce was just as I'd remembered him. A loving, dick that just can't seem to do anything right. Poor Deuce, is he ever gonna catch a break?
"....Motherfuckin' little fuck can't keep it in his pants for shit. Cocksucker would fuck a hole in the wall. Probably has." ~ Deuce about Cage. If that didn't get me excited for Cage's book Unattainable, the tension between him and Tegan did.

We see more of the mess going on with Dorothy & Jase. Hawke becomes a player in Dorothy's world and I am left looking forward to see what's gonna happen between those three in their book Unbeloved.

ZZ is a gentle caring loving man and I'm totally holding out for him to find happiness in Undying.

Now if none of the above makes you instantly go out and buy this series. You need to get to a doctor, because you can't have a fuckin' pulse.
"Reel it in" I hear you say?
No fuckin' way!


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Undeniable (Undeniable #1) by Madeline Sheehan


My rating: 5 of 5 stars



"Warning: This is not a "typical love story". This is an all-consuming, soul-crushing, tear-your-heart-into-pieces story. It’s intense, gritty and raw, dark and disturbing, and it doesn’t happen overnight. This is an epic love story that knows no boundaries and has no time limits. It grows and develops—with hurt, sacrifice, and heartache—over the span of a lifetime.

Eva Fox is the princess of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club. Growing up with bikers in the club lifestyle is all that she knows. When she’s a young girl, Eva meets the reason for her existence. Deuce West is the sexy, biker bad-ass of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club—but that’s where the similarities end. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love. Fate continues to bring them together time and time again, but their twisted journey is filled with pain, betrayal, and bloodshed that could tear them apart. Eva sees in Deuce what he cannot see in himself—a man worthy of love—and Eva spends her lifetime proving to him that her undeniable love is the one thing he can’t live without. 


This is Eva and Deuce’s story. 

It wasn’t easy. 
Nothing worth doing ever is.
And love is worth everything."


What beautiful yet twisted book. It isn't a pretty romance novel... It's nasty, dirty, heartbreaking but beautiful, so fucking beautiful. Before reading this book i had read numerous reviews complaining about cheating and rape etc. it almost put me off. I am so glad I ignored them because it needed those things murder, rape, hits, cheating its all part of the MC lifestyle and this story is set in that world. It felt so authentic and believable that it felt like a biography rather than fiction. I loved it. I loved every tear I cried for the characters. I loved everytime I laughed out loud. Such a brilliant book. Now I have gushed and made myself sound like a sap I will finish up by saying..... THIS IS A MUST READ!