Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Hush - A Lakeview Novel by Stacey R. Campbell

Hush - A Lakeview Novel (Book 1)Hush - A Lakeview Novel by Stacey R. Campbell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


"For small-town girl Blakely Henry, any hope of finding her biological parents died when she stopped believing in fairy tales and Disney princesses. That is, until she spots her boarding school’s new British exchange student, Max Ryder, staring at her. Why would a boy who looks like he stepped out of the pages of a magazine be looking at her? Because Max knows something Blakely doesn’t. 
Following the tragic demise of one of Europe’s most beloved royal families, Max has stumbled upon information he thinks may lead to a lost royal heir, and now he is on a quest halfway around the world to see if he’s right. 
Sworn to secrecy by his university professor and the headmaster of Lakeview Academy, Max is admitted into an exchange program with the sole purpose of finding out the truth. But will his personal feelings for Blakely get in the way? 
When a stolen email surfaces, Blakely and her friends’ lives are threatened, and Max starts to question what he is really after.
From the exclusive rolling lawns of Canada’s most prestigious boarding school to the University of Saint Andrews’ hallowed grounds, Blakely’s quiet, unassuming life is turned upside down. Is she really who she thinks she is? Can she survive long enough to help Max unearth the truth?"


*I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in return for a honest review*

Hush was a gripping read, it had all the bases covered, mystery, action, romance. I really loved this book. The main character Blakely was a likeable character. The story flowed well even being told the story from 3 different countries didn't confuse the reader. I would recommend this to people and not just Young Adult readers, it was a unusual story. Very enjoyable.

Amazon purchase link for Hush.





Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Tattered Love by Lola Stark has gone live.

Lola Stark's Debut, Tattered Love has gone live, get your copy now. I have read this book and it is brilliant. Read my 5 star review here.


Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1)

Synopsis- "When ex-Special Ops bad-ass Mace walks into Needle's Kiss tattoo parlour, he never expected to find the girl who would turn his life upside down.
Hard as nails Scarlett has been unlucky in love: she’s been burnt, chewed up and spat out. Reluctant to have another relationship, can she keep her wits about her when hot-as-sin Mace walks into her tattoo parlor? Or will he break her down and leave his mark within her ink?
What starts out as a little fun, turns into something so much more.

Can Scarlett look beyond Mace's devastating past or will his demons come back to haunt them both?
Content warning: contains steamy, anywhere-goes sex, an alcohol induced embarrassing night out and two headstrong lovers taken on a whirlwind of crazy"


Here are it's purchase links:



COVER REVEAL: Who We Are (FireNine #2) by S.Q. Williams


Here is the cover for Who We Are, S.Q. Williams sequel to Who He Is


"I thought I’d gone through something much worse. I thought the abuse and pain from my mom and stepdad was bad, but this? This heartache? This pain? This depression? This gut-wrenching, heartbreaking moment? This knotted-up feeling in my gut, the tightness in my throat, the ache in my chest? It was slowly but surely killing me."

Eight months.


That’s how long it’s been since Eliza last saw Gage and they both feel as if they don’t deserve one another’s forgiveness. He screwed up. She walked away without looking back. They’ll try and make up all the time they’ve lost with one another, that is until they’re facing the choices of either going their separate ways, or hanging on and fighting for dear life.


The fights will be endless. They heartache will be real. The demons will return, and they won’t back down without a fight.


There are some who will do anything to keep true love apart, and those same people will dig deep into their demonic ways until Eliza and Gage are literally no more.


Can Eliza and Gage overcome it all? Will they be able to face the true demons that are seeking to destroy them? Or will they just forget about everything they’ve worked so hard for and go their separate ways?


Sometimes you have to go through struggles in order to reach an ultimate point of peace… but will their struggle be worth it?

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Beats (Hard Rock Harlots #2) by Kendall Grey

Beats (Hard Rock Harlots, #2)Beats by Kendall Grey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"For months, shy drummer Jinx Hardwick has been silently crushing on her tall, dark, and scary bandmate, Toombs Badcock. Drawn to his frightening ink and scars, she yearns to uncover the shadowy secrets lurking behind his silver eyes, but Jinx is too intimidated to even look at him, let alone talk to him. When she stumbles upon Toombs and their manipulative lead guitarist Rax in a compromising position, Jinx realizes her chances of winning Toombs’s heart aren’t just a long shot—they’re nonexistent. To make matters worse, Jinx’s family needs her at home. She’s about to back away from it all—Toombs, the band, her dreams of fame and fortune—when Rax makes her an offer she can’t refuse: a no-holds-barred night alone with Toombs. There’s one small catch. She has to go through Rax to get it."

I'll start by saying BEATS is totally different when you compare it to Strings book 1 in the series.

Before I read this I saw a post by the author stating: "If you are looking for Strings Version 2.0, *PLEASE DO NOT* pick up #Beats. These books are not REMOTELY the same. Jinx ins NOT Letty. Why would you want/expect her to be?"

Reading that post and having not read the book or any reviews, I figured people were complaining because Jinx is shy and it is obvious she wouldn't be as dirty mouthed and experimental in the bedroom as Letty was in strings. I even commented on the above post saying "Seriously? people are complaining again?" I thought it was just people trying to bully an author again.

Now I am going to try and explain what I think people are trying to get at. I still haven't read any other reviews so maybe they will explain it better then I can but I'm going to tell you my personal feelings about this... that is what a review is after all, someone's personal opinion on something.

I don't think think the difference is in the characters personalities, the fact that one is she and the other was a slut... less of the booing, I'm not being harsh, Letty actually called herself that in Strings. I think its more of how the author wrote the books. Strings was sex. Lots of dirty, smutty sex. With a bit of story woven in to keep you entertained. Beats was story with a few sex scenes chucked in. When Strings came out even the author called it "Smut", she said smut was selling so thats what she wrote, I would assume she would write Beats the same way, but BEATS isn't remotely smutty. I guess she has the fans of Strings now and thought making it less smutting wouldn't lose anyone. I don't think all Strings fans will like it. I guess only time will tell on that. The only reason you can say it's the same series is because it has the same characters in it.

Saying all this doesn't mean I didn't love it... I still gave it 4 stars, if Goodreads allowed half stars it would have gotten 4.5 stars. Jinx reminded me of myself. I really connected to her.
Kendall Grey brushed on a BDSM storyline were a character needed pain with sex to get off. So their Dom gave them that. I am on the same wavelength of the character that didn't understand their Dom/Sub relationship. I am not a fan of BDSM, I don't like the humiliation it gives the sub. I know they don't feel humiliated, they get off on the submission. I just can't see it that way, it doesn't float my boat, I guess..... Back to Beats, Kendall did a great job with the subject, she explained it really well without focusing on it too much like other BDSM books do.
The love triangle was gutting at times. I could feel the pain from all concerned.
Toombs is adorable once you crack that hard outer shell and reach that soft centre of his.
Rax is an arsehole, but I think he has reason's we have no idea of yet. I think we will all come to love the good man hiding behind the selfish prick, when we get to read his own story. I hope he finds happiness.

Great book Ms Grey. :)

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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Beats by Kendall Grey is now available.


BEATS

Book 2 in the Hard Rock Harlots Series

WARNING: BEATS is specially formulated for horn dogs, porn oglers, smut peddlers, BDSM junkies, M/M and M/M/F addicts, DP dabblers, body modification connoisseurs, and lovers of A2M backdoor sexy times. If you don’t fall into these categories, can’t stomach hot man-on-man action, or if you have no idea what the above acronyms mean, please back away from BEATS now. This isn’t the book you’re looking for. Failure to heed this warning could inadvertently throw unauthorized users into a persistent vegetative state, or at the very least, require administration of a defibrillator to the chest and/or groin area. Nobody wants that.

For months, shy drummer Jinx Hardwick has been silently crushing on her tall, dark, and scary bandmate, Toombs Badcock. Drawn to his frightening ink and scars, she yearns to uncover the shadowy secrets lurking behind his silver eyes, but Jinx is too intimidated to even look at him, let alone talk to him. When she stumbles upon Toombs and their manipulative lead guitarist Rax in a compromising position, Jinx realizes her chances of winning Toombs’s heart aren’t just a long shot—they’re nonexistent. To make matters worse, Jinx’s family needs her at home. She’s about to back away from it all—Toombs, the band, her dreams of fame and fortune—when Rax makes her an offer she can’t refuse: a no-holds-barred night alone with Toombs. There’s one small catch. She has to go through Rax to get it.

Buy Beats:
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beats-kendall-grey/1116763259
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00EUIHNM6

About the author: 
Kendall Grey is the self-appointed past, present, and future president of the Authors Behaving Badly Club. A whale warrior and indie freedom fighter, she spends summers in the corner (usually with a dunce cap on her head) and winters hunched at the peak of Mt. Trouble, fiery pens of fury (complete with invisible ink) flying across the pages. She has a big set of cajones, and she's not afraid to use them. In her spare time, Kendall speaks your mind so you don't have to. Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia but don't hold that against her. 

Contact Kendall:

Kendall's blog: http://www.kendallgrey.com
Kendall's Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/WaZ1Nm