Saturday, March 08, 2014

Two years ago, Emma Preston walked away from Jesse Daniels. It is a decision she has regretted ever since. Plagued with the knowledge that Ally’s lies tore them apart, Emma enlists Jesse’s former best friend, Andy, to help her search for him.

When he left California, Jesse was determined to start over in West Virginia with his mother. Now, the past is determined to catch up with him—first, with the appearance of Ally, and when Emma and Andy come back into his life.

Just when Emma thinks she’s found Jesse, a dark secret and misunderstandings force them apart before they can even reconnect. Jesse is torn between his love for Emma and protecting his childhood friend, Ally. Ally has an agenda of her own, and she’s not about to let Emma get in her way—even if that means getting rid of her…permanently.

Can Emma and Jesse’s relationship survive all of their twisted ties?

I knew Andy had to work tonight, but I hoped he was at home by now.
There was no way that I could go back to my dorm room and sit alone
while all of this was going through my head. I was hanging on to my sanity
by a thread, and I knew that if I was by myself while dealing with this, I’d
lose it. I nearly cried in relief when I pulled into his apartment complex
parking lot, and I saw his car sitting there. I didn’t have to be alone. He would help me. I ran across the lot, and in too much of a hurry to use the
elevator, I sprinted up the stairs to his floor.
Tears were streaming down my cheeks as I beat on his door. I prayed
that he hadn’t fallen asleep yet. I had a key to his apartment, but I hated to
use it this late at night. I didn’t want him to think someone was trying to
break in.
The door opened, and Andy was standing there. He took one look at
me and pulled me into his arms.
“Emma, what’s wrong?” he asked.
I was crying too hard to speak, so I shook my head.
“Who’s that?” an unfamiliar female voice asked.

Other Books by KA Robinson

Shattered Ties (book 1 in Ties series):  

~Torn Series~


***Mild Spoilery Alert***

5 Hair Pulling Stars

“I should have let go of Emma a long time ago, but I never had.”

First let me say I really enjoyed Twisted Ties, and Shattered Ties. Where I found Shattered (Book 1) a bit rushed, I found the pacing in Twisted much better.  The story is totally engaging and we get a little bit of everything in Twisted Ties. We get drama, oh the drama. Deceit, secrets, regrets, tingle inducing, sexy times, heartbreak, and a MASSIVE TWIST. A twist and turn, that I never saw coming. I was literally left mouth gaping, when I read it. Well Played Ms. Robinson, well played.

Twisted Ties picks up two years after where we had left off in Shattered Ties.  Jesse and Emma are now in College and neither has truly moved on, though neither is aware of this. Emma chooses her college, praying to reunite with Jesse, after the massive misunderstanding that ripped them apart, a long time ago. Andy and Emma have now grown close; Jesse’s best friend is now Emma’s and their friendship, was one of my favourite parts of this story. It’s now too often we see such a great friendship in a romance novel between a woman and man. Andy has gotten Emma through some tough times, he is protective of Emma, and their relationship makes me warm and fuzzy. Much like a brother and sister, they are there for each other.  Emma needs this; her mother and father aren’t present in her life often if ever. I will say I was completely ecstatic when Emma told her mother; she would no longer dictate her life and went her own way. Emma’s mother made me furious, in Shattered.  Jesse has made some serious changes in his life, moving away from Emma, Andy and Ally (B*TCH FACE) <- HATE.  Now in college focusing on a business degree, instead of his true passion, he is going through the motions, but seriously missing his girl. Ally. Well, Ally, what do I even say, I’m torn on that one. I truly hated her; I hated her in Shattered for being so mean and the lies, ripping Jesse and Emma apart. She appears again, of course, and OH.MY.GOD. This girl made me vicious. If I had been Emma I would have committed homicide, for reals. Ally gives new meaning to deceptive, evil, villain. That’s right I said villain.

I loved this book, I had serious emotional issues the whole way through, I cursed, I stomped my feet, I huffed, and cursed some more. I was so frustrated at one point; I actually threw my hands up, and walked away. I behaved like a complete lunatic. For me that says one thing, GREAT BOOK! Oh and did I mention the chemistry? The sexy scenes are OFF THE CHARTS! Panty Melters. Jesse and Emma steam it up in the best ways. There are some seriously sexy scenes in here!

 K.A. brought it home for me. Jesse, Emma, Andy, and even Ally, got what they truly deserved in the end.  The love in this book is great, it’s affecting and hard earned. Jesse and Emma had such momentous challenges to overcome, and it seemed so unfair to me. Just when they gained ground, someone came along and tore them apart again. I was so angry, for them, but in the end, it made that much sweeter. K.A Robinson knocked this one clear out of the park. Twisted Ties will twist you up in knots, from page one, but in the end, leave you smiling and sated.

~~~Memorable Moments~~~

      “I just want to take a picture of you as you are now – spread out on my table and playing with yourself – hang it on my fucking wall. Jesus” - Jesse

     “At the end of the day, love is not perfect. It doesn’t protect us or save us from the darkness surrounding our lives. Instead, it is the light that shines through to help us. Without it, we would be consumed by the darkness.” -Jesse

"Why did you have to ruin it all?" - Emma

K.A. Robinson is the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of The Torn Series and The Ties Series. She lives in a small town in West Virginia with her husband and toddler son. When she isn't writing, she is reading or listening to rock music.

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Friday, March 07, 2014

Author: Anne Leigh
Cover: Okay Creations
Release date: 03/20/2014
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Giving In 
(The Sandy Cover Series, #1)
Genre: Coming of Age | Contemporary Romance
Raphael Cruz doesn't do it. He just doesn't. Cruz doesn't fall in love. He's a "get in and get out" kind of guy. Ladies love him and fall all over him for his swoon worthy good looks and overwhelming sex appeal. He knows how to talk to them and tells them exactly what they want to hear. When he's done making them scream his name, he shows them straight to the door. The meaning of the word love doesn't exist in his world. But that could all change with a wink of a girl's eye... And one hot-as-hell romp in a bar bathroom.

Harlow Hannum is your typical girl-next-door. She has the brains, the beauty, and the money. What she doesn't have is the luxury of being someone's first choice in the game of love. She always comes in a distant second place, leaving her guarded with her feelings. Lies, betrayal, and secrets of her past follow her wherever she goes, no matter how hard she tries to hide them.  That is until she's reunited with the one guy who can ignite the spark in her heart that's been extinguished for so long.

With sunny days, heated nights, and love lingering in the air in the beach town of Sandy Cove anything can happen. Especially when fate steps in for Harlow and Cruz. Will their blossoming friendship turn into unexpected love or will the collision of their opposing worlds be the end of what could have been?

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Cruz & Harlow’s Playlist:

Beneath Your Beautiful~ Laberyth feat. Emile Sande

Try Again~ Keane

Satellite~ Gunther

Let Go~ Ellie Nash

Who you love~ John Mayer/ Katy Perry

Lucky Now~ Ryan Adams

Passenger~ Let her go

I’m moving on~ Rascal Flatts

The Story~ Brandi Carlisle 

Demons~Imagine Dragons

Hundred~ The Fray

Kiss Me Slowly~ Parachute

Summer Again~ The Afters

Sweet Disposition~ The Temper Trap

Follow Through~ Gavin DeGraw

You Could Be Happy~ Snow Patrol

A Great Big World~ Say Something

Evanescence~ My Heart Is Broken

Linkin Park~  What I’ve Done

Just Like Heaven~ The Cure

About the author:
MR Joseph

I'm a book enthusiast, turned author, who loves all things "Happily Ever After". 

My first book, 'Reunion' debuted in November, 2012. Meant only to be a Christmas gift to my family and closest friends, word got out, and here I am. The second in the series, 'You Belong With Me', released in March, 2013, and the final installment in the series, 'Letters to Luca', released August 2013.

Mom and wife by day, writer of contemporary romance by night, I believe in soul mates, true love, and all that mushy stuff.

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My story started out cliche, good girl falls for bad boy, but one wrong move changed all that. Turns out the good girl doesn’t save the bad boy. My story goes from cliche to risque to mind blowing. My story is different from all the others because the events of my story led me to one objective.

Remembering him comes in dreams and flashbacks that I can't control. I tell myself it’s time to let go...but moving on from him is impossible when I still see our lives in my head.

When you kill your soul mate you don’t ever really recover.
A year of trying to forget or rather move past it has taught me that you can't. Its an impossibility to move on from that kind of horrific form of betrayal. If you you’re too selfish or scared for suicide, like me, you learn to wake up every morning and follow routine. One foot in front of the other, day after day.

Hollow. Lifeless. Haunted. Loving him was like the sun on a summer day. Living without him is like slowly burning to death. Torture.

A Bloodlines Novel.
*Note Tug of War is the 1st in the Bloodlines books, each book can be read as a stand alone book.*

There are exactly five people in this town that know me, or of me. My neighbor Bentley, the bouncer where I work, Brock, the pimply faced kid who works the late shift at the liquor store, the chick at the Knight’s Super Foods who always seems to be working when I go in and Penny, the manager at the club who hired me. It’s just enough people to be safe and few enough to avoid drawing any attention to myself. I’m not a hermit. I just don’t like people all that much anymore. I suppose if shown a picture in a line-up some of the gym junkies where I box with Brock would be able to say ‘yeah, I’ve seen her’ but I doubt they’d remember my name. I like my quiet life. No distractions. It allows me to keep my eyes open and to stay alert and watch for the real danger. It’s not easy being paranoid and afraid all the time. Somewhere over the last year I went from feeling non-stop sorrow and bone-crushing guilt to rage. Pure hate. It fills me. It drives me now. I train because of it. I stay alert because of it. And I will achieve my objective because of it. Ezra will come for me. I realize he is the only thing keeping my hurt around. It was his fault. It still is and yet, I’m the one paying. I gave up my life, my love, my soul. Ezra has to pay and I am determined to make it happen, on my terms. I just have to stay alive long enough to kill him first. I have to do this. He ruined my life. I have nothing. I am nothing. I want it done as soon as possible. I’ve bided my time for so long now. Then I will forget. I will begin my life and I will forget that I ever knew him.


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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Mr. Beautiful (Up in the Air #4)

From R.K. Lilley's blog: Mr. Beautiful will be a male point-of-view novel for the Up in the Air series that tells the story of James, and Stephan, and their unwavering love of a woman that would make the two men family.



I couldn’t sleep after the shooting. 

Bianca slept like a baby, like she never had before, like every worry she’d ever had had disappeared with the death of her father. 

But not me. I was more restless than ever. A miracle had saved her, not me, and I felt helpless because of it. That was not a feeling that fit me well. In fact, it made my skin crawl in discomfort. In anger. 

It had been months since the attack. She and Stephan were healed physically, and it seemed, emotionally, but I felt the wounds as though they were fresh. What had almost happened haunted me. I was a man that needed control, and I’d been shown, in the starkest way possible, that I hadnone. 

I sat scant feet away from our bed, watching Bianca sleep. She was nude, with not so much as a sheet covering her. I’d seen to that. I watched her lithe form shift on the bed, one long leg hitching up to give me a glimpse of the pink between her legs. 

I felt like a fucking stalker. Truth be told, I was one, watching her for hours on end, night after night. 

I tensed when I realized she’d roused. It upset her that I couldn’t sleep, when she deserved peace more than anyone. 

She sat up, and I watched her heavy breasts swaying with the movement. “James.” Her voice was the softest utterance.

“Love,” I answered, feeling the dark mood that had overtaken me lift in an instant. Just having her eyes on me could do that. 

She crawled across the bed toward me. She’d always had an uncanny ability to do exactly the thing that would drive me the most wild, and she’d only gotten better at that over time. She didn’t hide her body from me as she moved. In fact, she posed for me, even the exposure of her body an act of submission. As though reading my thoughts, as though even those were a command, she paused on the edge of the bed, parting her legs to let me look my fill before she rose, approaching my chair. 

I stood to meet her, my body drawn tight, my cock throbbing as though I hadn’t come, buried inside of her, just hours before. 

I was a statue as she leaned up to my ear, my brows drawing together in a question. Her lips touched my ear as she spoke. 

“Hurt me,” she whispered raggedly. 

My eyes shut tight, my jaw went slack, and a shudder wracked my entire body. This woman destroyed my self-control. 

I’d avoided all of the rough stuff since she’d been injured, but God had I missed it.

“We don’t have to, Bianca. It’s not necess-“

She gripped my hair, pulling my face down to her injured cheek. She dug her jaw into me so hard that I knew it must be hurting her badly. 

“I need it,” she rasped into my ear. “I’ll never stop needing it. Please.”

I pulled back, and my hands trembled as I cupped her face in my hands, my eyes searching hers desperately for what I wanted to see. Need. Yes. She needed this as much as I did. Perhaps more so. 

“Get on the bed,” I told her thickly. 

R.K. Lilley lives in Colorado with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She's had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She's been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of the erotic romance novels In Flight, Mile High, Grounded, and the novella, Lana.


IN FLIGHT (Up in the Air #1)

MILE HIGH (Up in the Air #2)

GROUNDED (Up in the Air #3)

LANA (Novella)
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Author: Melanie Dawn 
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Title: Frayed (Connections #4)
Release date: Sept 2, 2014

He didn’t think, he didn’t question—he just acted.
What she wanted, she took—without regard.
It was only one night, but it changed everything.

After losing his fiancée, Ben Covington is unsure he’ll ever love again. But he’s so deeply drawn to Bell Wilde that he’s thrown for a loop. Maybe it’s purely sexual chemistry that’s igniting their spark… or maybe it’s his second chance at love. 

Bell has just gotten her life back on track and may not be up for the challenge of Ben Covington. But once they’re reunited, there’s no holding back—even if a secret from Bell’s past just might shatter them both.

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