Saturday, April 12, 2014

 Pepper Winters

She has a secret.

I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated. 

I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn't realized how far I could fall or what I'd do to get free. 

He has a secret.

I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

One secret destroys them

6 Mind Blowing ✰✰✰✰✰✰ 

“Fight with honour, fight with discipline, fight with vengeance”  Destroyed – Pepper Winters

From the Goddess of Dark Romance/Erotica, Pepper Winters comes Destroyed and HOLY HELL what a ride. Grab a blanky, a gallon of wine, a case of chocolate and BIG box of Kleenex to read this one.

Hazel is a single mother struggling to deal with everyday life, while raising a very sick little girl. Hazel is willing to do WHATEVER it takes to save her baby girl, that’s a mother’s duty right? Hazel takes it to the limit, willing to sacrifice her own life, safety and happiness for Clara. The love of a mother for her child, truly has no boundaries.

“With fear and stupidity, I sold myself to him. Sold myself to a fighter who could sense my lies as easily as a fox senses a rabbit. I regretted it. I revelled in it. It destroyed me.”

Roan (Obsidian Fox) is a machine, not literally, but for the most part this is the case. He’s a machine and a deadly weapon all in one, that is, until Hazel makes the decision to walk into his beyond exclusive club one evening. All at once Roan is faced with emotions and desires he doesn’t have a sweet clue how to handle.

“Obsidian Fox was so much male it was terrifying. Not only handsome, he wore his flaws for the world to see and offered no apology”

Destroyed is unbelievably complex, dark, beautiful, brutal, sexy, and emotionally exhausting. Pepper Winters creates an entire world within her novels, and Destroyed is no exception to the rule. Characters so rich and vibrant, they are alive and real to me as a reader. This story is incredibly powerful, and affecting. I was left a blubbering hyperventilating  mess, ugly crying, swollen runny nose and eyes. I was a snotty mess. This the full strength of Destroyed at work. Raw and unapologetic there are no dark corners left unexplored in the world of Hazel and Roan. Roan and Hazel have their fair share of baggage and scars, as a matter of fact I’m not sure how either of them have survived the horrors of their pasts. This is the magically evil lure of this story, you feel so many things while reading, yet you have no hope of turning back once you have started down the path. I read this one, like I was possessed, finishing in the wee hours of the morning. Waking my husband up more than once with my uncontrollable sobbing. Pepper actually broke my heart more than once with Destroyed. That being said, in the end it was healed, still aching and sore, but healed all same.

I cannot even begin to put into words how hard I fell in love this book. If you have not yet discovered the pure, undiluted talented of Pepper Winters, you are missing out. Destroyed is one of my very favourite books of 2014, top 5 actually, and I cannot stress how much you need to read it.

✦✦ Be forewarned, Destroyed is not for the faint of heart, and this book does not do one ounce of fluffy. It is  however, marvelous in its darkness, loss, healing, love and pain ✦✦

“I wanted to hate him. I wanted to despise him. He hurt me. He used me. Again and again. But ultimately, I understood him. I forgave him. But I would never be able to save him.”

Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex. 
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. 

Rebecca Michaels has finally grown tired of her monotonous life and is ready to make a drastic change. Now that her daughter, Charlie, is away at college, there has never been a more perfect time to make it happen. 

Packing up and leaving behind all she's ever known, she eagerly ventures out in search of what the world, outside of this dull town, has in store for her. 

When she first encounters Andrew Chambers, a mysteriously sexy and seemingly wealthy stranger, she doesn't think she will ever stand a chance with someone like him. Little does she know just how wrong she is or how fierce an attraction the two of them would immediately share. Although, lavish attention and on-demand orgasms are not something she's going to complain about, the speed and intensity with which Andrew pursues her is almost more than she can handle. 

Rebecca Michaels wanted an adventure, but the one that awaits her isn't necessarily what she had in mind.

My Becca 

My Drew

Something More – Jenna Tyler

4.0 Stars ✰✰✰✰ - Angie ~ AKA ~ Fan Girl

Jenna Tyler’s Sexy, Quirky, Funny Debut Novel – Something More
Becca Michaels has left all things from her past in her rear view mirror when leaving Florida, and relocating to Portland. For the first time in 19 years she is making decision for herself, moving and starting over in an effort to be truly happy. With her daughter Charlie grown and attending college, 40 year old, divorcee Becca is starting over. Getting settled in a new apartment, starting a brand new job, and looking for new friends, she’s ready for anything. A bonafide, self professed book junkie, Becca still believes in Happily Ever Afters, even though she has yet to find hers. A trip to the fabulous local bookstore turns out to be one of the best decisions she has ever made. Enter Drew Chambers, eligible bachelor, successful business man, sexy, sweet, sensitive, and stalker extraordinaire.  

Something More, is not a slow build; it’s almost instantaneous in its chemistry and sexiness. It’s a story about taking risks, letting go, and allowing yourself to be loved. I love Becca, mostly for the fact that she is incredibly real, sarcastic and feisty. She’s a real woman with real thoughts and fears, she’s anal retentive at times and its quite humorous at times. Drew, well he is just perfect, almost too much so. I found myself sighing, swooning and fanning myself throughout the entire book. He is quite possibly every woman’s fantasy. The connection between Becca and Drew is instant, and undeniable. Their attraction is so strong neither is able to resist, even Becca really does try to play hard to get.

Something More, is a fun, sexy, fast read that will leave you feeling happy, and hopeful about finding your very own Happily Ever After, with your own Drew Chambers. 

Jenna Tyler was born and raised in South/Central Florida. Currently residing in Texas, she loves spending time with her fur-baby, Roxy…and sometimes her kids (when they behave). She enjoyed writing poems as a teenager, but didn’t become an avid reader until…Twilight. She became obsessed and her passion for reading led to stories and characters nagging at her. Then a friend suggested she write it out and now is releasing her debut novel

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Rape. One word changed his life. Mason Tredwell had it all. He was a good looking, well respected doctor. He had money, power, friends, and never worried about finding a woman to warm his bed. But, that all changed when he was wrongfully accused of rape. And now, after five years in prison and the loss of everything he cared about, he wants revenge.

Abandoned as a baby and bounced around different foster homes, Kat Gingham never really had a charmed life. But now, things are really falling apart. She has no money, no job, and even her lying, cheating boyfriend is gone too. She allows herself one night to cry about her situation before she picks herself back up. Kat falls asleep, safe in her bed, but when she wakes up, she’s no longer at home, and she’s no longer alone. She’s facing Mason, a guy who claims she ruined his life. And he’s hell bent on breaking her down, humiliating her, just like she supposedly did to him.

The problem is that she claims she has no clue what he is talking about, but he doesn’t believe her, declaring facts don’t lie.

Is Kat lying? Can she convince Mason to let her go? Or is fate playing a role in why they were thrown into this together?


“All right, fine. You’re on,” he said after a moment of hesitation.  “Tell me, what is my favorite book?”
 Count of Monte Cristo,” Kat answered almost instantly.  She watched Mason’s eyebrows shoot toward the sky.  She got it.  It wasn’t really hard to tell that was his favorite book.  He didn’t speak, and the obvious shock on his face was almost comical.  She felt she had to put him out of his misery and tell him how she knew that was probably the book that had gotten him through his nights in prison.  “I know it’s your favorite because it’s the most worn out one in your massive collection, like you've read it over and over again.  The pages are folded, noting your favorite passages.  But that’s not why it’s your favorite.  You love it because it's a story of revenge. It's a story about a man who was wrongfully imprisoned and seeks revenge upon those who put him there. Am I right?”
He seemed to snap out of his thoughts. “You know nothing about revenge.” His voice was like cold steel.  “You can't possible understand where I’m coming from.”
“Oh, but you’re wrong,” she cut him off. “The Count of Monte Cristo is not only about seeking revenge, it's also about a man who goes half-mad seeking that revenge. Dante only realizes too late that in order for him to truly get revenge, he must forgive his enemies and himself. So yes, Mason, I do know a thing or two about revenge, but you should know that without forgiveness, you won't be able to free yourself.”  She didn’t give him a chance to rebut before she turned to walk out the door, only looking back for a moment, a smile playing on her lips. “I’ll be taking my day off tomorrow."
 She left him sitting stunned but not for long.  She heard him storm out of the room and out the door only moments later.  That was proof that she had gotten under his skin, and she did take the next day off, but he avoided her like the plague after that.  Her cat chasing mouse game continued with him brushing her off.  But she wasn’t giving up.

About me, huh? Hmmm, let's see...some fun facts: I'm in my late twenties, I'm married to a great guy who likes to drive me crazy sometimes, but I love it and him, I am one of those people that when asked to do something says "No...Yes" (yeah, I know, I'm stuck in the 90's), I am a total nerd (like you couldn't tell), I am a Trojan (Fight On!), I work in health insurance (fun times-well, I actually work with my sis, so I guess they technically are fun times), I am way too close to my fam and I feel like I'm forgetting something, hmm...oh yeah, I LOVE to read and write!!!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Cover Model: Nathaniel Latham 
Photographer: FuriousFotog 
Cover Designer: Bookfabulous Designs 
Release Date: May 5, 2014

Holden Walker has put his personal life on hold to help Rebel Walking with security on tour. His ‘all work and no play’ attitude has him in trouble with some of the new female family members in his life.
Lainey Douglas couldn't pick a good man if her life depended on it. She’s been burnt one too many times and isn't thrilled at all when she's tricked into a date. Her attempt to run him off almost works—until he has to save her from danger.
What happens when Holden meets the most frustrating woman in his life? Will Lainey stop pushing him away long enough to see that he's not like all the other guys? Can she open her heart after everything she's been through?

About the Author
Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Enid, Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting and has a full time job as an accountant. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the author of the International Best Selling 'Rebel Walking' series. Book one: 'In a Heartbeat' was released June 2013, Book two: 'Heaven Sent' was released in September 2013. Book 2.5: 'Banded Together' released Jan 2014. Book 3: 'No Strings Attached' released March 2014. Book 4: 'Hold Me Closer' is due out beginning of May.

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Earth is being invaded. There was no warning and no time to stage any kind of defense. Instead countries started to go silent. They were no longer reachable and no one knew what was happening.
So when Canada went dark; everyone knew America would be next.

My name is Matilda, but everyone calls me Mattie. I was at college in Oregon when the attack began. By the time Canada went quiet, we’d had enough. So two of my friends and I decided to join the fight in Vancouver and find out what was really happening.
That is when everything changed. What we found was death, destruction and machines that were slaughtering humans. There would be no escape for us; no place to go where the machines couldn't reach us.
I had no future, but then I met him.

My name is Marduke and I’m part of the reason Earth is being invaded. I’m from a different planet and even though I look human, I’m not. But when Earth was invaded, I began running from my family and running for my life.
Then she saved me.
She made me feel something I’d never felt before. She saved my life and opened my heart to the possibility of love, she changed me forever.

What are the chances of finding your true love right when the world is ending? What kind of cruel fate places them together under those circumstances?
What is she supposed to do when he tells her he is not from Earth? When she finds out that he is one of the invaders?

What does she do when she finds out everything she thought she knew was wrong?
What does he do when he has to make a choice between protecting her and saving himself?
How can they overcome everything standing in their way?

Welcome To Glenna's One Year Indieversary Celebration

Hosted by Momma's Secret Book Obsession

 Glenna Maynard is the author of the bestselling romantic suspense novel I'm with You. A mother by day and writer by night, when Glenna isn't writing or spending time with family you can usually find her curled up reading a great book. She has a passion for romance and paranormal reads.
  Glenna was born and raised in the beautiful hills of Eastern Ky where she still resides today. Her hobbies include reading, writing, scrap-booking, and cooking.
Glenna Maynard can be found on many social media sights including FaceBook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google+, Pinterest . Her books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo.

 Titles Currently Published are:
  • Beautiful Strangers, (Masquerade 1)
  • Beautiful Liar, (Masquerade 2)
  • Beautiful Lover, (Masquerade 3)
  • Blackened Heart, (Shattered Heart 1)
  • Wicked Heart, (Shattered Heart 2)
  • I'm with You

 To Celebrate her one year indieversary in publishing Glenna Maynard is giving away a signed set of her Masquerade Series in paperback to one lucky winner!

The Masquerade Series books can all be read as standalones and in any order.

Book 1 Beautiful Strangers

In life we face choices chances and consequences. Grace Montgomery never dreamed hers would lead her to The Masquerade Club, and a fast paced life of sex, drugs, and music. When Evan Brown walked into her life he was too good to be true. Since meeting him her life has been flipped upside down. After a chance encounter with a handsome stranger, Grace finds herself thrust into a relationship with Country Music sensation Jaxson Hayes and torn between two loves. When hidden truths are uncovered will she be able to let go of her past and embrace her future?

Book 2 Beautiful Liar


Sometimes life has a way of deciding things for you. Some call it fate.

When Darby Stuart left her high school sweetheart on bended knee three years ago, she never dreamed of seeing him again. The past three years have been rough, but she finally has her life on track. She has new job at the Masquerade Club,and a new man in her life Turner Mathews. 

When Brody Case was left on bended knee three years ago he never gave up on his love for Darby. The past three years without her have been hell. After a failed marriage and his career taking a downward spiral he knows he must find her again. 
When fate crosses their paths once more, will Brody still feel the same when he discovers the lie Darby fed him years ago? Will fate and lies rekindle what was? Or will Darby find a new life with Turner?

Book 3 Beautiful Lover

In sin city everyone has secrets, but what matters the most is how far are you willing to go to protect those you love most...

Kingsley knows there are things she doesn't know about the men in her life. She knows everyone's not who they say they are in Vegas...she has secrets of her own. 

When lies are uncovered and secrets come out will Kingsley be able to protect those she loves without breaking her own heart?

Torn between the only love she's ever known and a secret love affair with her boss  Kingsley will find out some things are better left unsaid.

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