A sexy, romantic fiction novella series

Installment #1

Release: October 21, 2014

Each novella is around 30k words

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Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She’s tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she’s a magnet for men who don’t deserve her.

A week’s vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun.

Super-successful serial seducer Ethan Scott has some rules of his own. He doesn’t date, he doesn’t stay the night, and he doesn’t make any promises.

It should be a match made in heaven. But rules are made to be broken.

 A Week in New York is the first in a series of three novellas.





A New York State of Mind

Alicia Keys


No More Tears (Enough is Enough)

Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer

Same Kinda Man

Candice Glover


One Night Only

Jennifer Hudson


I Wanna be Your Lover


Ain’t Nobody

Chaka Khan


All The Lovers

Kylie Minogue


*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*

5 “no promises, no ambiguity, no bullshit” Stars!!

So, I LOVED this novella!!! And it’s not that I didn’t expect to enjoy it, but I didn’t expected to devour it :) Ethan and Anna’s story, for me, was addicting!! And you want to know why?? Humor and hot sex!! It had me laughing out loud and fanning myself. You can’t go wrong when you mix the two together. And Ethan and Anna are all over those two things.

“I didn’t say I didn’t know he was hot. Jesus, I slept with him. I’m clearly attracted to him. I’m just not interested in having more than one night. With anyone.”

Anna is coming out of a BAD breakup and Ethan DOES NOT date.  And the two are both looking for a one night stand, obviously for different reasons, though. But, they never expected to enjoy each other’s company so much. At first, it sounds like a train wreck waiting to happen, right?!? But, it’s not. It’s great!! It’s sweet, it’s funny, it’s HOT, and it warmed my heart, at times :) But, I just kept waiting for the point where everything falls apart. You know it’s coming, but yet I just couldn’t stop myself from devouring every word until THAT ENDING!!

I knew the ending was not going to be the one I am looking for. This is the first of a 3 part series, so I was preparing myself for a cliff hanger. And I was right, but it wasn’t a crazy cliff hanger like I expected. But, I still can’t wait to get my hands on the next one!!

I enjoyed and laughed my ass off at all the characters in this story. Anna and Ethan’s best friends definitely helped make the story, with their humor. Plus, I love the mystery behind Ethan. I am not sure if it is intentional, or just a bonus that I made up as I went, but I felt that we are not told a lot about Ethan.  What does he do for a living? That was sorta hinted at but I am not sure of his occupation. And, why is he so set on no relationships?? He just seemed very mysterious to me :)

“Careful. You might have to marry her if you speak to her after you’ve fucked her.”  ~Andrew (Ethan’s best friend)

So, to sum up my thoughts, this story was very well written and I enjoyed every word of it. And am actually still craving more of what is to come for Anna and Ethan. Book Bitch approved and recommended!!!




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Ruined by romantic mini-series of the seventies and eighties, I love all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so I’ll settle for books and films.

I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don’t have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.


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Full Contact
Worth the Fight # 2
By: Sidney Halston
Releasing October 28th, 2014




Sidney Halston returns to steamy Tarpon Springs, Florida, where a hell-raising bad boy prepares to get down and dirty for the woman he loves.

How could she have been so stupid? When Jessica Cross decides to give her violently jealous boyfriend—the otherwise influential and charming Dennis Stavros—a second chance, she very nearly becomes a statistic. After weeks of healing from a broken rib and collapsed lung, and with Dennis behind bars, Jessica finally feels ready to come out of hiding. But will she ever be able to take a chance on love again with someone new?

Mixed martial arts fighter Slade Martin knows he has a bad reputation. Hell, he’s probably earned it. So it won’t be easy to convince beautiful, vulnerable Jessica that she can trust him—that from the moment she walked into his life, she’s been the only one he’s wanted. Powerful and confident, Slade knows he can honor his vow to protect Jessica body and soul. Winning her heart will be another matter . . . but a woman like Jessica is worth the fight.

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~~ 4.5 Stars ~~


Full Contact is the second book in Sidney’s Worth the Fight series.  Even though this book is part of a series and said it can be read as a standalone,  I truly believe that you should read book 1 ( Against the Cage) first. This book is about another couple but I thought that the story lines were interconnected.  This storyline was started in book 1 and then continued in this book.  I feel that if you don’t read these books in order then you might be slightly confused or lost.  Plus I think you get the true experience of the characters if you read book 1 first.


I will say that I did like the first book  a little bit better,  but not by much, these were both fantastic stories.   I was so excited to read Slade and Jessica’s story after reading the first book.  Sidney does an excellent job setting up their story in the previous book.  I knew their story was going to be great.  I loved the flow and pace of the book, my only complaint was that I thought the drama of the storyline was introduced a little to early. I think the drama with Dennis could’ve been drawn out a little more…kind of build up the suspense a little more.  That is the reason I couldn’t give it 5 stars, but this is still a favorite of mine and I will for sure read it again in the future.  I also look forward to the next book in the series.  What I really like about Sidney’s books is that she offers us such a sweet and sexy love story, but she also touches on some tough subjects (domestic abuse).  She has a great ability of pulling a lot of different emotions out of you.  With the cast of characters she has created she will make you laugh, smile, blush, cry and even yell a little bit.


I really liked Slade and Jessica in Against the Cage (Book 1).  Slade is your typical MMA fighter with an attitude who loves his women, but that all changed when he met Jessica.  Jessica was a girl in an abusive relationship, who moved to a town with her abuser and eventually became friends with the towns people, Slade included.  I thought Sidney gave an accurate account of what a person feels and goes through who is in an abusive relationship.  My heart really broke for Jessica and everything Dennis put her through.  I enjoyed watching Jessica and Slade grow into better people and watching their relationship blossom.  Now don’t get me wrong their relationship wasn’t all romance and roses, they had quite a few obstacles they had to overcome, but I was happy with how this story turned out.


I loved that we got to see all the old characters again and continue on with their stories.  We also got introduced with some new people and I look forward to reading more about them.  I loved that she also incorporated Drogo into this story again….I love that little dog ;)


I would definitely recommend this series to anyone!!!!  If you are a fan of the MMA romance book, I think you should give these a try.  I know that I will read them again in the future and they will hold a place on my favorites shelf.  Again, I will say that these books should be read in order to get the full impact of the characters and storyline.




He leaned down and placed a kiss on the corner of her lips. When she didn’t stop him, he licked his lips and moved closer until his warm mouth met hers. It was a slow and tender kiss. He pulled back a little and looked at her, serious and hopeful. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath, feeling that the sweet kiss was the beginning of something. Something just as sweet as the kiss. He hesitated only a moment before once again leaning down; his hand cupped the back of her neck and lifted up a little. This time, Jessica’s lips parted slightly, and taking advantage of the unspoken welcome, he slowly slipped his tongue into her mouth, just a little, sweeping the top of her lip and then the bottom as he retreated. His tongue darted out and he tasted his own lips, before closing his eyes and letting out a little groan.

“Come on, let’s get you home.” His voice was shaky.


“That was…” He closed his eyes and took in a big breath. “Jesus Christ, Jessica, your lips taste like strawberries.”

She ran her tongue around her lips, “My lip gloss.”

“I’ve wanted to kiss you for months. I kiss you and you taste like Goddamn strawberries! I fuckin’ love strawberries. I want to eat you, do you understand? Your mouth…I want it.”

“Uh…” Sounded like a great plan to her.

“Nope. Get that look off your face. I’ve been waiting months and now that I know this added thing, I don’t want just a little taste. I want so much more and tonight was our first date and I’m trying to be a gentleman. So, please, get your strawberry mouth and your gorgeous ass up so I can take you home before I eat you up.”

Jessica’s breath was ragged and she wanted to be eaten. Consumed. But Slade helped her up before standing himself. He gave her a quick kiss on the cheek, gifting her with a little frustrated groan, and led her to the door.

That night, Slade consumed her dreams. He was such a strong domineering man, and she wondered about the extent of his dominance. Would he be domineering in bed? Take charge? Have his way with her? Would she even like that kind of sex? She’d slept with a few men before, but it was never what she had always fantasized sex should be like:  passionate, lustful, out-of-control. Sex hadn’t been terrible, but it was just a thing you did with the man you were with at the moment. She’d always felt like it should be…more.

And, goodness, did she want to be consumed by Slade! She wanted to feel each hard ripple of his body against hers, his long hair tickling her thighs as he dropped to his knees with a wanton need to taste her. As she thought about his fingers inside her, his mouth on her, her hands wandered down her body to feel how wet just the thought of him made her. She knew that these thoughts were just fantasies. Unrealistic. But she filled her mind with thoughts of Slade picking her up and fucking her into submission, as she touched herself. Afterward she went to sleep hoping Slade could live up to her fantasies.



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Sidney Halston lives her life by one simple rule: “Just do it.” And that’s exactly what she did. At the age of thirty, having never written anything other than a legal brief, she picked up a pen for the first time to pursue her dream of becoming an author. That first stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Halston lives in South Florida with her husband and children.

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 Collins Drake exercises control over all facets of his life. From his business, to satisfying his physical needs … it all happens on his command.

So when a woman shows up at his door and reminds him of a promise they made each other when they were just ten years old, it shouldn’t have the ability to rock his entire world.

Yet it does.

Because Mia Monroe wasn’t just his childhood best friend, she wasn’t just the girl he lost his virginity to and hasn’t seen since, she’s the one exception to his perfect control. And piece by piece, she’s about to tear apart his carefully laid plans.


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Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

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Today on the blog we are spotlighting Aleatha Romig and her release of Insidious!!!!

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Title: Insidious (Tales From The Dark Side)

Author: Aleatha Romig

Genre: Dark, Erotic Thriller

Cover Design: Melissa Ringuette

Release Date: Oct 21st 2014




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synopsis **Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only. **

Dark desires…Deadly secrets…Devious deceptions…Nothing is exactly as it seems in INSIDIOUS, the new erotic thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author ALEATHA ROMIG!

When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks…

“Let’s start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary.”

Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price.

Even me.

Being the wife of a mogul comes with all the perks, but being Mrs. Stewart Harrington comes with a few special requirements. I’ve learned to keep a part of myself locked away as my husband watches me submit to his needs. But the more he demands of me, the more beguiled he becomes and that’s to my advantage. So I keep fulfilling his fantasies and following his rules because he doesn’t know that what he’s playing is really my game. And winning is everything, right?

INSIDIOUS is a stand-alone novel and the first Tales from the Dark Side title by ALEATHA ROMIG.



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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-eight years, they’ve raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

INSIDIOUS is Aleatha’s seventh novel. It is her first time to delve into the world of erotic thrillers. The Consequences Series, her first series has been categorized as psychological thriller and dark romance. With INSIDIOUS, Aleatha took the twists and turns of CONSEQUENCES and turned up the heat.

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011, by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with REVEALED: THE MISSING YEARS. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the years in CONVICTED that previously were only mentioned, as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released May 20, 2014.

INSIDIOUS, the first released book from TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be released October 21, 2014. TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be a series of standalone, dark, erotic thrillers guaranteed to take you on a wild, hot, and dark ride. Each novel in the series will be independent of the next. The characters from one book will never be revisited. Instead, Aleatha leaves it up to her readers to imagine how each story will end while remembering that it is the journey that is the most fun.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.

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 Rowdy     by Jay Crownover
After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.
Salem Cruz grew up in a house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.
Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.


 Beta  by Jasinda Wilder
Roth and I are on an open-ended tour of the world. Roth being Roth, this means missionary in Morocco, reverse cowgirl in Calcutta, bent over the bow of a houseboat in Hanoi, slow and sleepy on St. John. Anywhere and everywhere, in every conceivable position, and some I didn’t know were possible.
Life was pretty incredible.
Until I woke up in his chateau in France, alone. On the bed next to me was a note. There were only four words:
He belongs to me.
***This book contains sexual scenes and situations that may make some readers uncomfortable.***


 Wild Addiction  by Emma Hart
In this sizzling conclusion to WILD TEMPTATION, Liv and Tyler see the boundaries of their addictions pushed to new limits as their heads battle with their hearts for an explosive fall into the depths of love…
I gave him my body, and he gave me no strings. It was that simple… in the beginning.
I never could have imagined my temptation could become my addiction. If I knew for a second how entirely Tyler Stone would consume me, I never would have handed him my body so freely.
His addiction feeds mine. My cravings ignite his. Together we are dangerous. Destructive. Obsessive. Wild.
But now it’s too late. We’re bound by more than our inexplicable need for the other, and the ties that hold us together are irreversible.
He craves my body. I crave his heart.
This is addiction.
*Wild Addiction is the conclusion to Liv and Tyler’s story that began in Wild Temptation and the free prequel, Wild Attraction.*


 Regretfully  by Leighton Riley
**18+ due to mature subject matter and strong sexual content**
How do you heal after everything has been ripped away from you?
Completely devastated and alone, Tristen cannot fathom life after losing Cami and his unborn child. He attempts to find normality in his broken world but everything seems wrong.
Aria is compelled to help Tristen and cannot escape the undeniable connection she feels for him, even though Cami was one of her closest friends. She tries to help him move forward by befriending him but quickly realizes that there is more.
Tristen and Aria are both struggling to deal with these confusing emotions. Can they find happiness even when they feel utterly broken?
***Regretfully is book 2 in the Regretfully series but can also be read as a standalone***


 His     (0.99)    by Aubrey Dark
I never meant to be here: tied up in bed next to a serial killer.
When I followed him home, I was just playing Nancy Drew. Trying to find out his secret. His kiss was intoxicating, and I thought he was harmless.
I was wrong.
Nancy Drew never ended up in a basement, handcuffed to a radiator, teased to the edge of insanity, begging to be let go.
Soon, I stopped begging to be let go.
Soon, I started begging to be HIS.
Author’s Note: This is a dark romance novel with mature themes that might make some readers uncomfortable.


 A Beautiful Purpose  by Alicia Rae
Book Six in The Beautiful Series or Standalone
All Blake Johnson knows is the life of a Marine. After serving his country for eight years, he returns to his family for some rest and rehabilitation. Fighting an internal war, he battles the debate of extending his time in the military to keep serving alongside his brothers and sisters or transitioning back to civilian life and finding a new purpose.
From the moment Audrey Hampton walks into his life, he is drawn to her. Her beauty leaves him breathless and weak in the knees. She kindles a spark of hope deep within his soul, igniting a part of himself he feared was missing. Her never-ending compassion for others opens his heart in a way he never dreamed.
But Audrey is hiding wounds of her own. Returning to Lake Tahoe to care for her ill mother triggers painful childhood memories of her parents’ loveless marriage, reminding her there is no such thing as true love.
Will Blake’s resolve be powerful enough to open Audrey’s sealed heart? Or will Audrey fear the past and risk losing the man who could give her a newfound reason to love?
Can two wounded souls become one?
**Contains Mature Content**


 Forgiving Gia  by Gina Whitney
Abel Gunner is a rock-star with legendary skills both in and out of the bedroom. He swore he wouldn’t fall for another woman after being schemed and manipulated by an ex-lover. He kept that vow until he met Gia Mastro. The Dom inside of him awoke the moment he set eyes upon the submissive beauty. His dark soul hungered for her submission and affection. The deep connection they share leaves him desperate for something he never expected – her love. Her pain brings him the pleasure he craves. Her smile calms the beast that rages within him. Gia loves Abel more than life itself, but Abel is disillusioned by love and wrecks Gia in the process. Her life hangs in the balance. His life depends on forgiving her. This couple must face many truths. Is love enough to overcome the damage that dwells within? Gia’s experiences with love have been nil until meeting the infamous bad-boy rocker, Abel Gunner. Swept up in a mind-bending, Dom/submissive love affair, she’s forced to make decisions that both help and hurt their relationship. They both have to face their demons before they can embrace a future together. In the end, they’re faced with two choices: Fight for their love, or die with their demons.


  The One  by Kimberly Knight
***** $2.99 for release week ONLY *****
*This romance novel contains explicit content and is not advised for readers under 18*
Avery Scott is a hopeless romantic, the complete opposite of his best friend, Easton. For most of his life, he’s been searching for that someone special to spend the rest of his life with. The problem is, he’s had nothing but bad first dates with crazy women he’s met online or at his bar, Halo. When he hears about a singles cruise, his plan is to meet a lot of single women, to test the waters, but when a blonde consumes his every thought, he throws that plan overboard.
Nicole Chambers has had her fair share of heartbreaks. She’s tired of being single or dating guys with girlfriends. She wants to find The One. So she convinces her best friend, Brooke, to go on a singles cruise with her. What she doesn’t expect is to fall head over heels with the first guy she meets.
But what happens once the cruise ends?
Life isn’t always fairytales and rainbows…
And meeting The One doesn’t always mean finding your happily ever after. Because life can give you a precious gift and then dangle it in front of your eyes and you’re left questioning where to go with your future—or if you even have one.


 Heartless     (0.99)      by J. Sterling
Suitable for readers 18+
Elizabeth Lyons has one rule for herself: No Distractions.
No distractions basically translates into No Men; which definitely means HELL NO when it comes to Daniel Alexander.
After a chance meeting at a business function Daniel is not interested in letting Elizabeth go. No matter how much she tries to stay away from him, he’s not the kind of guy who lets something he wants walk out of his life. The question is, will she let him catch her, or will she chase him away for good?
This is a SERIAL ROMANCE told over 3 episodes. The first episode is approximately a 90-minute read. :)
Episode 2 releases on October 27th
Episode 3 releases on November 3rd


 Dirty Serial Bundle      (1.99)      by Cheryl McIntyre
Three. This is my number. It’s the exact sum of reasons I continue to go on.
One: To strengthen my body. Make it strong. Make it a machine. Make it so that what happened before can never, ever, happen again.
Two: To help others find their own strength so that what happened to me, what happened to my Olivia, doesn’t happen to them.
And three: My favorite—to find the bastards that took my life away and make them pay for what they did.
This is what my life is now. A dead man, inside a scarred body, living only for revenge.
*This is all five parts of the Dirty serial, bundled into one book.
**Due to strong sexual situations and acts of violence, this series is recommended for 18+ only.


 Stay  by B.A. Wolfe
Fate took Cassandra down a path she never expected.
Then a small town in Colorado gave her exactly what she needed—until tragedy left her heartbroken and devastated. Alone with only her child and her memories, Cassie struggled to put her life back together, one day at a time, piece by piece. Finding love again was something she never thought possible. That was, until she ran into an unlikely stranger who flipped her entire world on its axis.
Aidan had a secret locked away in his heart; one that would surely send Cassie running the second she discovered it. He held onto her closely and kept his secret guarded, but one careless mistake could reveal all.
Their friendship was strong, their moments beautiful, and the love that brewed between them intense—something neither denied. The only problem? Cassie was slowly letting him into her life. Could she let herself get close to the one person she didn’t think she should?
Her mind tells her to run, but her heart tells her to stay.


 Hope  by Sydney Lane
Hope is a Choices series novel. It can be read as a stand alone and does not end with a cliffhanger. It is a contemporary New Adult romance intended for audiences 18+.
Hope (A Choices Novel)
She’s the high school softball star. He’s the fraternity chaplain.
He’s the good guy. She’s the wild child.
Eliza Nichols has a secret. After one night, one mistake, she throws away her softball career, walking away from everything she loves. Broken and damaged, the last thing she needs is someone making her question everything she knows.
No one has ever made her want to be so good.
Declan White is the stereotypical nice guy. When his fraternity brother betrays him with the girl of his dreams, he struggles to be the man he wants to be without losing the man he is. Eliza may be exactly what he needs.
No one has ever made him want to be so bad.
When these two come together, their lives collide in a battle of wills. One moment can change the rest of your life. You can accept it… or you may find hope where there appears to be nothing at all.


 Sinful Anthology      (0.99)     by Various Authors
A collection of ten sinful stories by some of your favorite best selling adult entertainment authors. Stay up late and get uncensored After Dark.
Diary of a Male Maid by Jennifer Foor
Sebastian thinks cleaning houses is fast money while he’s in college, but his new clientele expect a lot more than a floor waxing.
Desire by Missy Johnson
I’m a sex worker.
A prostitute. A whore.
Whatever you want to call me, the result is still the same. I sleep with men and I get paid for it. I don’t make excuses for what I do. Until I learn how fragile life can be.
Slade by Victoria Ashley
One sexy male stripper, one filthy addiction…craving to be broken.
One Wild Night & Wild Hearts by Magan Vernon. Valerie Wilder doesn’t do serious relationships. She also doesn’t usually wake up in Vegas next to a male stripper…. A male stripper who happens to be her new husband.
Living in Sin by Isabel Lucero
Jace, a Male escort, discovers if living in sin will cost him everything he never knew he wanted.
The Rental by Rebecca Berto
Vee runs into her old friend, Rick—who was never just a friend—and together they reunite in a place called The Rental where they explore their deepest desires … and face dire consequences if they let their hearts win out.
True Bliss (Bliss #2) by BJ Harvey
A sexy stripper/rookie cop goes to extreme measures to get the girl.
How I Became Lotus Raine by Erika Ashby
Becoming a porn star was never part of the plan. Everyone else knows me as Lucy Rogers, but you can call me Lotus Raine.
Climax by Sexxa Kohl
Sexy virgin stripper sells herself to a hot, mysterious Dominant, in order to pay for her mother’s life saving surgery. Remaining blindfolded each time, her fourteen days as his submissive awakens feelings neither believed possible.
Stripped From You by Marissa Carmel
Ryan, a swoon worthy surfer, gets caught up in a world of endless nights, infinite women and the name Jack the Stripper. A world, unbeknownst to him, that may just let two severed hearts collide.
*This anthology contains full length, short, and sample stories, HEAs and some cliffhangers.


 Left Behind  by Vi Keeland and Dylan Scott
Two stories so deeply intertwined, you’ll think you know how they intersect…but you’ll be wrong….
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The day I met Emily Bennett my whole world changed. Sure, we were just kids, but I was old enough to know my life would never be the same. She was my best friend. My destiny. My fate. I wasn’t wrong…I just didn’t know how twisted fate could be.
Nikki Fallon
After the death of my mother, moving from my dark and dreary trailer park to sunny California, I was focused on one thing – finding a sister I’d only just learned existed. Falling in love with him wasn’t part of the plan. But he filled a void I never knew was possible to fill. He had to be my fate. My destiny. Until the day I finally found out who my sister was…and how twisted fate could be.


 Mr. Beautiful  by R.K. Lilley
She was my sin and my temple. I both worshipped and defiled there. Gloried and desecrated. Revered and debased.
I’ve been remade four times in my life.
It is a distinct feeling. Impossible to mistake. The very marked sensation of being unraveled and reknit into a new thing, a new person. It can be good or bad, helpful or harmful, but above all, it is unstoppable.
I was remade when my parents died, went from a happy childhood, into navigating a very dark world, with endless responsibilities, surrounded by enemies, and despairingly alone.
It happened again at the hands of a cowardly predator. I’d become angrier with that one, more cynical, and it undoubtedly turned me into the kinky f**k I was today.
The third happened swiftly. One day I looked up into a pair of pale blue eyes and saw the other half of my soul. Checkmate. I went from a completely controlled existence, a life where I made every decision with cold calculation, to a man overcome with feelings and emotions that were foreign but somehow wonderful.
And all too soon after that cataclysmic change was this fourth one, this one where I begged a God I’d never entertained to spare the life of a woman that I could not live without.
Mr. Beautiful is a continuation of the Up in the Air series, told from the male point of view, with POVs from James, Stephan, Tristan, Frankie, and Akira.
This book is intended for readers 18 and up.


 Vanishing Dreams  by Nicole Edwards
Dalton Calhoun hadn’t always planned on a life up on the big stage, beneath the bright lights, but that was where he found himself. A second chance of sorts. An opportunity that had come along after his real dreams vanished when he was eighteen years old. Although country music was more than he could’ve expected, he’d never dismissed the notion that there was still something missing.
When Dalton followed his buddy Cooper Krenshaw to Devil’s Bend, Texas, it didn’t take long before Dalton realized just what that was. But just because he has topped the country music charts, and made his fair share of women swoon, doesn’t mean that everything comes easy to him. And when he sets his sights on the black-haired, gray-eyed waitress at The Rusty Nail, Dalton realizes he might just have to work for what he wants.
Katie Clarren’s life has been a series of unfortunate events, starting from the time her mother left on her eighteenth birthday. Not exactly how she had planned to spend one of the major turning points in her young life. Nor had she planned to spend the next five years dealing with the fallout. Somewhere along the way, Katie adapted, doing exactly what she needed to do in order to survive. But Katie has secrets that even her closest friends don’t know. Secrets she has worked hard to protect.
Although she longs for handsome, charming, country music sensation, Dalton Calhoun, she knows that anything that starts between them can’t last. Too bad her heart doesn’t seem to be on the same page. Katie gives in to her love for Dalton, needing that human connection that has been missing for so long. But when it comes time to make the hard decisions, Katie forces herself to walk away from him. To protect her secrets, and him. The last thing she wants to do is hurt Dalton, no matter how much pain she has to endure in the process. She loves him.
Can the two of them overcome the secrets and lies? Can they look to the future and stop living in the past? Or will they keep dwelling on the dreams that vanished, not seeing what is right in front of them? Each other.


 Insidious  by Aleatha Romig
Dark desires…Deadly secrets…Devious deceptions…Nothing is exactly as it seems in INSIDIOUS, the new erotic thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author ALEATHA ROMIG!
When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks…
“Let’s start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary.”
Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price.
Even me.
Being the wife of a mogul comes with all the perks, but being Mrs. Stewart Harrington comes with a few special requirements. I’ve learned to keep a part of myself locked away as my husband watches me submit to his needs. But the more he demands of me, the more beguiled he becomes and that’s to my advantage. So I keep fulfilling his fantasies and following his rules because he doesn’t know that what he’s playing is really my game. And winning is everything, right?
INSIDIOUS is a stand-alone novel and the first Tales from the Dark Side title by ALEATHA ROMIG.
**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only. **


 Healed  by Rebecca Brooke
Emily Halliday and Andrew Bentley spent the last few years doing what every couple does. Meet, date, fall in love, and finally getting engaged. Life seemed pretty perfect. So what will they do when the unthinkable happens testing their relationship and everything they built together?
The fighter that she is, Emily does everything in her power to save what they once shared, but will it be enough? Can Andrew overcome his fear to love Emily the way he always has?
Can love heal everything?


 Stone Cold Touch  by Jennifer Armentrout
Every touch has its price
Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.
But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay….


 Tease Me  by Olivia Cunning
She showed him how to love…
The lead guitarist of Sole Regret had always walked the world alone, until he opened his heart and his world to his sweet, reserved rehab counselor. Adam Taylor normally shirks responsibility and lives in the moment, but the foreign, tender emotions that Madison draws to the surface has him considering his future for the first time in his life. But how can a woman as good as Madison be happy with a train wreck like him?
He showed her how to live…
Since Madison Fairbanks started dating Adam, her entire life has been turned upside down and while his impulsive, reckless side causes her passion to burn bright, it also tends to put her in extraordinary situations—including a night in a very risqué sex club that’s guaranteed to satisfy her most forbidden fantasies. He encourages her to try new things, step out of her usual boundaries, and experience a lifestyle she never considered. But how can a man as wild as Adam ever be tamed enough for a serious relationship?
In book 7 of the best-selling One Night with Sole Regret series, Adam and Madison seem to have everything working against them. Is their love strong enough to withstand every challenge thrown their way, or is it time to call it quits?


 The Affair Week 6  by Beth Kery
The Affair Week Six
Overwhelmed with worry for the safety of her heart, Emma tells Montand what few women have: No. But as he reminds her, she promised him she’d be his for five weeks, and promised herself she’d never again run away from a challenge. Especially one so irresistible. Now, on the glamorous playground of the Cote d’Azur Emma and Montand indulge in the all-or-nothing pleasures of the rich and famous–from the Cannes roulette wheels, to the most decadent restaurants to the dark challenges and raptures of the bedroom, they’re set on a dizzying, dangerous course…and there’s no turning back.
But when Montand is suddenly faced with his past and his vulnerability, he realizes that the woman he’s come to worship will not be a part of his future.
Includes a bonus excerpt of Beth Kery’s Addicted to You
More to come. Don’t miss The Affair: Week 7


 With A Side of Steamy  by Gigi Marie
How foolish could I be? Patrick had always told me to ignore the rumors and the gossip, as that was a surefire way to lose yourself. But I hadn’t listened. I had unknowingly put the pieces of the puzzle together, but not in the right way. I didn’t have the story straight. And now after knowing the truth, I had a decision to make.
This is an erotic novella with explicit sex scenes meant for mature audiences only. This is not a stand-alone book, but is meant to be read with the rest of the ‘Sexy Series.’
*The Sexy Series Reading Order:
With a Side of Sexy
With a Side of Sassy
With a Side of Spicy
With a Side of Saucy
With a Side of Steamy
With a Side of Bride


 After  by Anna Todd
Now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!
There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER… Life will never be the same. #Hessa
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless…could this be love?


 I Love How You Love Me  by Bella Andre
Dylan Sullivan, a renowned boat builder, has spent his entire life sailing around the world. But while he’s always enjoyed the freedom of the ocean, when Grace Adrian shows up at his Seattle boathouse to interview him for a magazine, it’s love at first sight. Love for both Grace and her ten-month-old son, Mason, with whom Dylan has an immediate bond. And every moment they spend together makes Dylan more and more certain that a love like theirs is worth risking everything for.
A year and a half ago, Grace’s entire world turned upside down. Not only did she learn that she was pregnant, she also found out that she was nothing but a dirty little secret to her boyfriend and his elite Washington D.C. family. Since then, Grace has been rebuilding her life in Seattle, giving one hundred percent of her attention to her son and her freelance writing career. Believing she can never risk her heart—or her son’s—again, especially to a man like Dylan who could sail away at any moment, Grace tries desperately to guard her heart from the charismatic and sexy sailor.
For as sweet and protective as Dylan is during the day, at night when one incredibly hot kiss turns into so much more, Grace simply can’t find a way to keep from tumbling into his arms again and again. But can she ever learn to trust in love again?
I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME is the newest book in Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today #1 bestselling Sullivan series. While it can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you’ll likely enjoy reading the earlier Sullivan books, too.
The Look of Love (Chase & Chloe)
From This Moment On (Marcus & Nicola)
Can’t Help Falling In Love (Gabe & Megan)
I Only Have Eyes For You (Sophie & Jake)
If You Were Mine (Zach & Heather)
Let Me Be The One (Ryan & Vicki)
Come A Little Bit Closer (Smith & Valentina)
Always On My Mind (Lori & Grayson)
Kissing Under The Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas (Mary & Jack)
One Perfect Night (co-starring Mia & Rafe Sullivan, The Seattle Sullivans)
The Way You Look Tonight (Rafe & Brooke, The Seattle Sullivans)
It Must Be Your Love (Mia & Ford, The Seattle Sullivans)
Just To Be With You (Ian & Tatiana, The Seattle Sullivans)
I Love How You Love Me (Dylan & Grace, The Seattle Sullivans)


 Finding You  by Elizabeth Lee
Being the wild child has worked for Mallory Vandaveer for most of her life. She’s the good time girl, up for anything–and everyone in her small town knows it. But when her sister came home after years of being away, long hidden secrets came out. Turns out, Mallory isn’t who she thought she was. And now everything starts to feel like a lie. In order to figure out who she is she’ll have to set out on a journey to find the one man who holds the answers.
Everett Boone is in hiding. Hiding from his past and the press and the demands of a career he put on hold after tragedy struck. When a young woman with secrets of her own blows into town and rents the apartment next to his, he’ll have to face the past he was trying to escape in order to understand his feelings for her.
They’ll both have to dig deep inside themselves to discover whether or not they’re capable of being enough for one another. Finding the person you’re meant to love isn’t the problem. Sometimes the hardest person to find is yourself.


 Unspoken   by Brenda Rothert
Palmer Sinclair was on the edge of happily ever after when she broke off her engagement to Brady Grant. The end of their relationship marked the beginning of a painful solitary journey for her. Though she makes places beautiful with her work as an interior designer, the rest of her life is anything but beautiful – it’s slowly pulling her under.
Brady, a contractor, is swiftly building his business into an empire. Work is a faithful companion that never lets him down like Palmer did. When he sees women now, it’s on his terms. And his terms are simple: just sex. He won’t let a woman break him again.
Palmer is barely holding it together when she and Brady are unexpectedly paired on a project after a year apart. The pull between them is stronger than ever, but the fallout from their reconnection leaves them both wondering if maybe some things are better left unsaid.
** Due to mature content, this book is intended for readers age 18 and up. 
Growing up poor and with a set of parents who couldn’t care less about her, Jessica 
Evans was on her own. She knew she wanted better and was determined to make 
it through college. Her only problem was that she was broke, and college was 
expensive. That’s when she was introduced to the world of depravity and scandal 
Damon Shaw has just been assigned to take over the day-to-day operations of the 
escort service where he’s has been working for almost five years. He immediately 
bumps heads with the sexy and stubborn Jessica. Damon is determined to show 
Jessica who is in control and make her follow his every instruction.
When the two get together, sparks begin to fly. Jessica and Damon will challenge and 
enrage each other at every turn. The sting of words and the temptation of seduction 
are ever present between them. Damon is not at all what he seems. When all hell 
breaks loose, will Damon and Jessica make it or will she send him packing?
that she currently resides in.
When I hear Lo bang at the door again, I’m ready to kill her. Hoping she will go away I don’t make any moves to get up, then I hear the banging again. I slowly get up, throw on my shorts, and open the door. I’m ready to give her hell. Until I see Damon standing there.
He reaches down and grabs my right hand lifting it toward his face. My legs almost give out as I watch him insert each of my fingers into his mouth and suck on them.
“The phone wasn’t enough for me.” He backs me into my room, closing the door and locking it again. Damon steps forward and I’m now pressed against the door. “I can’t wait too long to bury my aching dick inside you. I do need to taste that beautiful fucking pussy, though.” He drops down in front of me, yanks my shorts down, and I step out of them quickly. His hands skim up my legs hooking his arms around the back of my knees. I almost fall from the lack of balance when he lifts them up and rests my legs on his shoulders.
His nose runs along my inner thigh and my body heats almost to the point of pain. Damon runs his tongue slowly up the length of my pussy stopping at my clit and sucking it into his mouth. I lift my arms above my head and grab onto the doorframe for support. In doing this I thrust myself toward him more and he groans in appreciation. His fingers join his mouth going to town on my already sensitive area. Before I know what hits me, my legs are starting to tremble in anticipation of my impending orgasm. When he pulls away from me, I whine in disappointment.
He untangles my legs from his shoulders, and stands up. As his arms come up, grab the hem of my shirt and lift it over my head. “How is it possible that I missed you so fucking much when I just saw you earlier.”
I smile, not knowing how to respond to his declaration of feelings. Damon takes my hand and leads me over to my bed, stopping just at the edge of it. My back is now to his front and I can feel his erection pressed against my ass through the thin shorts he has on. I reach behind me and hook my thumbs into his waistband and slowly lower them and myself to the floor. When I stand back up I do it slowly making sure to stick my ass out and trail it over his body.
His fingers grip my hips. “I would love to fucking cherish every inch of you but I want you too damn bad.” Before I can even think of a response, he pulls back and slams into me. “God damn perfect.”

* A review copy was provided  by the author for the Blog Tour *


~~ 4.5 “WTH……..” Stars ~~


Holy moly…I don’t even know what to say about what I just read.  That ending just about killed me.  I will warn you that if you don’t like cliffhangers, then you should wait until the next book comes out to read this series.  I am not a huge fan of cliffhangers and I generally don’t read reviews before I start a book, so had I known that this book was part of a series and ended the way it did, I would’ve waited to read this book until book 2 was released.  That is the only reason I couldn’t give this book 5 stars.  I truly believe that if a book is part of a series, the reader deserves to know that ahead of time.


Now with that all said…..I absolutely LOVED this book!!!  I thought the storyline was fun and intriguing.  I also really liked the characters the author created in this story.  I knew there was a reason that I liked Alexis Noelle’s books….she dives right into the story without adding all the extra stuff we don’t need to read about.  This is really quick read with a good storyline, great characters, and some really steamy scenes.  I only wish it would’ve been a little longer and we would’ve gotten to know more about Damon, but with the bombshell that is dropped later in the story, I can understand why we didn’t.  I can only hope that all my questions are answered in the next book.


We meet Jessie and Damon in this book.  Jessie is a broken soul who had a crappy upbringing.  Her parents are drug addicts and are really kind of mean to her.  As she grew up she knew she wanted to get away from that life and go to college to become someone.  Well she realizes that that all takes money she doesn’t have, so she turns to a life as a high class escort.  She has been doing this for three years now and has turned herself into a person who doesn’t let anyone in and is a cold hearted person (it’s what helps her get through her job)  That is until she meets Damon.  He is hired on as her boss and to say that these two don’t hit it off in the beginning is an understatement.  But Damon is not one to back down.  He eventually gets Jessie to open up and break down some of her walls only to turn her world upside down again.  The banter between Jessie and Damon was great.  I loved that Jessie didn’t take any of Damon’s crap and was willing to tell him off.  I also liked that Damon was willing to give up on Jessie even when she tried her darndest to push him away.


There was only one secondary character that stood out to me and I loved her just as much as I loved Jessie.  Her name is Lo (Lauren) and she is Jessie’s BFF and roommate.  They have been best friends since they were young and Lo is the only one who knows everything about Jessie.  I loved the bond that these two friends share and Lo’s loyalty to Jessie was amazing.  She is the BFF every person wants.


I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick and steamy read with a unique storyline.  If you are a fan of Alexis’s books, like I am, then you don’t want to miss this book!!!!  Again if you aren’t a fan of cliffhangers or books with an open ending, then I would wait for the other book to release and then read them together.





Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, three kids, and a
dog. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She
loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from
them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially
if it involves any kind of shopping.
has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and
feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting
aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel
for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every
character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to
also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to
hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about
what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see
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WHEN I PUT THE key he had given me in the door to his apartment it felt like the end of a long journey. Really it was only a little over twelve hours and I had stopped to nap once along the way, but it still felt like too long since I had seen his face or been able to touch all that toned and tattooed skin. Jimbo greeted me at the door when I pushed it open. His tongue lolled out of his mouth and he jumped up and put his paws on my legs. He was going to be huge when he finally grew into his fuzzy body and I was overwhelmed at how happy I was to see him. I dropped to my knees and rubbed my face in his neck as he licked me all over my face. I was obviously missed and I had to say it was just one more reason I knew I was finally where I was supposed to be. It was late, so the apartment was dark.

I checked the dog’s food and water, trying to be quiet in case Rowdy was already asleep. I was winding my way toward his bedroom when a haphazardly discarded sketch pad lying on the couch caught my eye in the dim light. I paused for a minute to pick it up and felt my heart stop and then start to race as I flipped through the first few pages. There were a couple of drawings that were obviously for clients, tattoos that hadn’t made it from paper to skin yet, but most of the pristine white pages were covered with images wearing my face. There was mermaid me, and naughty- sailor- girl me. There was sassy Indian girl me with long Pocahontas braids and there was sexy devil me standing next to angelic me. There were dozens of them all in different shapes and sizes, but every single image was undoubtedly modeled after my distinct look. I wasn’t sure if he had drawn them all over this last week while I had been gone or over the months we had been chasing each other in circles.

Either way it made my heart swell and the full certainty that I was it for him settle deep inside my bones. I set the pad down and tiptoed through the hall. Jimbo took one look at where I was going and huffed out a disgusted- sounding snort. The poor guy had learned early on that he wanted no part of what happened between his humans when they were together in the bedroom. The light was off and Rowdy was sprawled on his stomach across the covers. His blond hair was sticking up every- where and he hand one arm bent up under his head. The only thing that could have made the sight better would have been if he hadn’t bothered with the black boxers before crashing out.

Even with them obscuring the view, I couldn’t complain. I let out a breathless sigh and crept closer so that I could lean over and touch my lips to that anchor on the side of his neck. I felt his pulse leap and tasted the salt on his skin as he murmured sleepily and rolled over onto his back. Those infinitely blue eyes glowed at me in the dark as a grin pulled up the corner of his mouth.



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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.

After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.

Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.



*Review copy received from Netgalley for the blog tour*

4 “first and last” stars!

I just fell in love with another Marked man! Rowdy is such a great person! There was not a quality ofhis that I did not enjoy. I haven’t read all of their stories, but I have enjoyed the ones that I have read. And I think Rowdy’s is my favorite, so far. But, not just because of Rowdy, Salem made this story, just as much as Rowdy. Each story has its own awesome mix, whether it be the alpha and the sassy girl, or the good girl and the bad boy. But Rowdy and Salem are a lot alike, and the difference with their story is that they have a past that is a tad bit complicated. Seeing two people fight for each other and work through their issues makes me connect with and enjoy a story so much more, and there was no lack of that here.

“I had questions—a lot of them. I wanted answers and it was impossible to get them from Rowdy, considering he was about as welcoming as a concrete wall.”

Rowdy was the younger boy next door, who had a tough childhood, and Salem was the older girl with a strict father, that she needed to get away from. These circumstances drug them apart when Salem turned 18, and their story begins 10 years later. But, each have some issues, Salem’s being that Rowdy was in “love” with her sister years ago, and Rowdy’s being that he thinks everyone he loves leaves him.  Sounds like huge boulders, right?!? It is and the way the two overcome them really made me enjoy their characters even more. These two are both honest, truthful, and caring people. Not that the rest of the Marked crew isn’t, but I just felt it even more with Rowdy and Salem.

“Jeez, have you met Salem? She would cut my balls off and feed them to me if I was screwing around on her.”

And just like in the other books of this series, we are set up for the next book, plus updated on where the other lovebirds have all been and where they are headed. This truly is a series that entertains you with heat, some mystery, and so many laughs!!! It sucks you in and makes you want to be a part of this awesome family of friends.



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Jay Crownover

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this last summer starting with BETTER WHEN HE’s BAD. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.




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Cold Fury Hockey # 1

By: Sawyer Bennett

Releasing October 14th, 2014





USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett scores big-time with the first novel in a sexy new series hot enough to melt the ice.

Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy . . . not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.


As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships . . . or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.


 Goodreads Link:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21794306-alex?ac=1

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* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley for the Blog Tour *


~~ 3.5 ” MVP Cold Fury” Stars ~~


I have read many books by Sawyer Bennett and I have enjoyed everyone of them, some more than others, and this was no different.  I am a sucker for the sports themed books, especially Hockey Themed stories.  So I was so excited when I saw Sawyer was creating a Hockey based series and couldn’t wait to read this book.  I did really enjoy this story and I loved the Hockey aspect of it, but for some reason I didn’t LOVE it, it feel short for some reason and I really can’t tell you why.  I just felt like something was missing.  I think the biggest thing was that I couldn’t connect with Alex that well.  I loved Sutton (what an amazing and unique name), and I connected to her, but for some reason Alex was missing something.  Now don’t get me wrong this was a great storyline and I liked how Sawyer tackled some really serious subjects. (Abuse and Alcoholism)  I also liked that she gave the reader the chance to believe that if you try hard enough you can make something better out of your bad situation and that your past doesn’t have to dictate your future.  I will say that at times I got a little lost/confused because she would switch between past and present without any really warning or segue.


Alex and Sutton actually had quite a bit in common.  They both struggled in their childhoods.  Sutton had a dad who was addicted to heroin and was an abuser.  Alex had a dad who was an alcoholic and an abuser.  You would think that this would draw these two even closer, but for some reason it actually divided them.  A lot of it had to do with how they handled it as they got older.  Sutton’s family life changed once her and her mom leave her dad and eventually meet Jim and create a new family life.  Being that she was raised in that type of environment, Sutton knew she wanted to help other kids like her and chose to be a drug counselor for at risk teens.  Alex on the other hand had it drilled into him from a young age that he was going to be a hockey player and a darn good one too.  Which leads him to going pro, but ultimately hating the sport, which in turn turns him into a pr*ck.  Now normally I don’t mind the a$$holish type Hero, but Alex just pushed it to far at times and I had a hard time looking past it as the book went on.  What I did like about their relationship was that the little side drama that was added (Brandon and Cassie) was pretty short lived and always nipped in the bud before it started.  Truly the main source of drama in this story was caused by Alex himself.  He was his own worst enemy and let his head get in the way of things.


I loved Sutton’s family (Jim, Penny and Glenn)  they were such a great support and shows that even with a bad start Penny and Sutton turned out okay.  I also loved Garrett (another member of the hockey team)  I loved that he saw past Alex’s surly side and broke down his walls.  Garrett is a womanizer, but he had some finesse about him that made you swoon.  I really hope he gets a book in this series.


Now just because this wasn’t one of my favorites by Sawyer, I would still recommend it to anyone who is a hockey fan and a Sawyer fan, because what bugged me about the book may not cause another reader problems.  I will also continue on with this series, because I really do enjoy Sawyer’s books.




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USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett is a snarky Southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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She’s the high school softball star. He’s the fraternity chaplain.
He’s the good guy. She’s the wild child.
Eliza Nichols has a secret. After one night, one mistake, she throws away her softball career, walking away from everything she loves. Broken and damaged, the last thing she needs is someone making her question everything she’s done.
No one has ever made her want to be so good.
Declan White is the stereotypical nice guy. When his fraternity brother betrays him with the girl of his dreams, he struggles to be the man he is without losing himself. Eliza might just be what he needs.
No one has ever made him want to be so bad.
When these two come together, their lives collide in a battle of wills. One moment can change the rest of your life. You can accept it… or you can hope for something more.



Liza’s POV

In the dim light, I find my clothes on the floor, discarded along with his. As quietly as I can, I pull my skirt on, grab my clothes, and slip out the door. I look down at myself, in his t-shirt and my rumpled skirt, and smile. I totally earned this shirt.

My eyes adjust to the light as I determine the path of least resistance. At the end of the hall is a set of stairs. If I go down the stairs, I don’t know what or who I’ll run into. My heart races at the thought. At the other end of the hall is a door that looks like it leads outside. It might just be my saving grace. I’ve never done the ‘walk of shame’ before, and I don’t want to start now.

I cringe when the door loudly slams behind me. The narrow, steep steps look like those of a fire escape, and I hesitate for a second. But a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.

I take one more look behind me and breathe in a deep, calming breath of air. After making sure it’s all clear, I throw my stuff over the side, watching it land in a heap on the ground. I turn around and begin backing down the ladder one foot at a time. This is it. I’m going to fall to my death and embarrass my parents who still think I’m a virgin. They’ll never get over it. I can’t believe I’m doing this. I’m so stup- Oh, thank God, my feet are on the ground. I will never do this again.

I turn to grab my clothes and run straight into a brick wall. A brick wall of muscle and strength. And it smells so damn good… so familiar. I close my eyes as my heart jumpstarts itself. When I open them, I find myself face to face with a smiling Declan.

“Going somewhere, Liza?” My name sounds sexy rolling off his lips, but I hear it there… the smugness.

“What’s it look like?” I stand straight, my chin high.

“Liza, I distinctly remember telling you I’d take you home, and that’s what I plan to do.” He crosses his arms over his chest, his eyes traveling down my body to my bare feet and back up again. So damn smug.

“And I remember telling you that’s not how this works.” Let the record show that no one tells Liza Jane Nichols what to do.



*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*


5 “Declan White” Stars


Finally!!! I have been waiting for Declan’s story. As much as I love a bad boy like Brody, I also fell hard for Declan and his giving, patient, and heartwarming ways. My heart was broken for him in Choices, so naturally I needed to see him get his HEA. And that HEA comes in the form of a red boots and red lipstick wearing girl with a few issues….Yikes!!!


“It’s like a train wreck. I don’t want to watch, but I can’t help myself.”


So, I got nervous as I was starting this story. I couldn’t handle seeing Declan get his heart broken twice and I had my fingers crossed that the author wasn’t going to do that to me.  But, I was pleasantly surprised by where this story took me. Don’t get me wrong, it was hard to be in his head at times, and hear how he felt about Quincy, but I had no clue Declan White had another side to him. One that I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed ;) It made this bad boy addict a little giddy to know he could break out of that polo shirt every once in a while, and enjoy himself.


“Naughty? Oh, I love that word coming from his mouth.”


Then Eliza (AKA Liza), I liked her. She made some bad calls and I didn’t totally agree with how she handled some things, but for the most part she was good to Declan. As good as she could be considering her circumstances. The progression of their relationship, if that’s the correct word for it) shocked me. When I thought of Declan’s story, I thought of all the sweet things, such as flowers and romantic dates. But, it wasn’t like that and yet I think I loved it even more. Love is work and these two proved they had what it takes to fight for it.


“Sometimes, forgiving is something you do for yourself. Forgiveness sets you free.”


So, as you can see, I really enjoyed this continuation of the Choices series. And I am very hopeful that we can get Seth’s story very soon!!! I am anxious to see what is going on with Seth, and I felt like Hope sorta started his story, and there will be more to come soon :)


If you haven’t already started this series, I highly recommend it!!




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Sydney Lane lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and children. Growing up in Smalltown, USA, Sydney dreamed of being a writer. After spending an outrageous amount of money to go to college, Sydney finally decided to follow her heart. Drug dealer and mommy by day, her alter ego is an author by night. Sydney is very active in charity work for anti-bullying and depression awareness groups.

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