Friday, November 11, 2016

Review: Meet Me in the Dark

Meet Me in the Dark Meet Me in the Dark by J.A. Huss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Moments are permanent Stars


I've read this book before, but when I saw it was on audio I just had to grab it. And it's worth every single minute I spent listening to it to return to the crazy world of Merc.
He owned me, he said. His eyes are burned inot my memory. Cold eyes. Dark eyes. The eyes of a killer who takes no prisoners and never forgets a debt.

Merc. Damn, what can I say about this man that hasn't been said? I'm refusing to read over my original review because this book is just as intense the second time as it was the first. The only difference is I spent the whole time asking myself how these two didn't kill each other before the book was over. Knowing the story, I knew what I wanted to look for while doing this reread. Knowing the story I knew nothing would be the same as it was when I first read it. A second chance gives you a new perspective and that doesn't change with books.
I want Merric Case to desire me so much, he chooses differently. I wan thim to change my life. I want him to take it back.

Merc. There are still only three things you need to know about this man.
Number one. You might be bigger, but I will last longer.
Number two. If you fuck me, I fuck everything you ever loved.
And number three. I never lose. My victory is only delayed.

I don't think there's ever been a better anti-hero then Merric Case. And I've read all of Huss's books. This man, his ability to brainwash and train and manipulate, is all of the things we are taught to run from. But somehow, someway we fall for this man and all he represents. I don't know what kind of sorcery JA Huss uses when she writes her books, but I am a firm believer that if she can make us fall for Merc, she can make us fall for anyone. She's magical.
"Words can be poems, or songs, or gifts. Words can also be threats, lies, and broken promises. You should learn the difference."

And these characters? As evil and manipulative as they are? You still want them to get that HEA. You want them to find themselves while they are finding each other. You want it all to work.

But they don't work they exact way we want them to. They fight, the hurt, the destroy each other.
"When you drove away out there in Montana, you split me in half, Sydney. You said you hoped I felt that pain one day, and I did. I felt it. You ripped my heart out when you drove off and I knew I fucked it all up."

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Cover Reveal: The Devil's Spawn


The fourth book in this dark and sinful series now has a cover!
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Kayla Sutton has finally submitted. 
And now that Gage has his wife firmly under his control again, he won’t stop until he’s extracted every last independent drop from her being. 
As each day passes she learns new ways to accept his dominion. After all, she has a lot to atone for. Flirting with disaster with her ex-lover turned brother-in-law might be forgivable, but it’s not so easily forgotten. And neither is the secret she’s carrying inside her. 
If there’s one thing Kayla has learned it’s that skeletons don’t just come out of the closet; they bust through with the power of a locomotive, destroying everything in their path. 
For the sake of her unborn child, Kayla must find a way to clear out of the path of destruction even if it means leaving everything behind.
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Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she's morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being "not for the faint of heart."

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn't full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children--three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone's attention.

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Excerpt Reveal: Disgraceful

Coming November 18th

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After the dust settles on the most erotic night in her life, a fantasy-fulfilling experience that not only brought Sam back to life, but also laid her brutal demons to rest. Her lust for life returns with her irrepressible passion and she embraces the changes in her life, almost without reservation…almost.

Jason Sinclair is just the Dominant to take a woman like Sam on. She’s fearless and feisty, but when she lost herself, he nearly lost her all over again. By giving her that one night, he became more than her savior…he became her everything. Opening her up to what the future could hold with a potential life of hedonistic heaven together.

Or could one fantasy have been too far? Can the two super kinky souls really settle down together?

As much as Sam dreams of a happily ever after, she’s much too realistic and can’t seem to shake the dark clouds of doubt rolling in. Is the promise of domestic bliss bound to be cursed from day one or does the King of Kink have more tricks up his sleeve?

“Mmm.” She moans and arches her body into a decent stretch given the confines of the R8 interior. “Are we there yet?” She yawns and pulls her legs into a hold, wrapping her arms around her knees and shifting onto her side to face me.
“What are you…four?” I mock.
“I didn’t say…’Are we there yet Dad?’ She pouts and wrinkles her nose. She has soft pink lines on her face, crumpled skin from a heavy sleepy head against her shoulder. Her tongue darts out to wet her lips and it’s all I can do to keep from swerving off the road. She looks edible.
“Oh beautiful, you can call me Daddy if you want, but I’m always gonna prefer Sir.” My voice drips with sensual meaning.
“I prefer Sir.” Her sultry, soft tone I feel, like a direct hit in my balls. I push my head back into the headrest and straighten my arms, my fingers tighten on the wheel. Subtle instant reactions that make her giggle. I try and shift in my seat to ease the painful ache from my now rock hard cock.
“Sorry.” She sucks in her lips and fails to look even vaguely apologetic.
“No you’re not.” I groan when her hand reaches over and rubs the material stretched taut over my shaft.
“Not remotely, but I am more than happy to help.” She slips the seatbelt, so it is only wrapped across her waist, and she slinks across the centre of the car, like a super sexy feline. I lift my left arm to make room. Christ my balls feel like they are ready to explode and she hasn’t even loosened my buckle. Oh now she has…shit!
“Sam…I don’t think this is a really good idea.” My voice catches and I try and swallow the sudden dryness in my mouth.
“Really? I think this is a great idea. Besides…” Her warm breath sears the fibres on my pants, her head hovers as she deftly releases my erection into her waiting hand. ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
“Holy. Fucking Shiiii…Ah! Oh yes that…do that again!” I swallow back a choking cough and let the most amazing feeling radiate through my body unchecked. She has her fist tight around the base but her mouth covers the engorged end and she swallows me down like I really am the best meal of the day. I can feel the muscles in her throat and I fight the urge to jerk my hips forward. The back of her head keeps nudging the bottom of the steering wheel as it is. Her tongue does this thing where she slides and wraps it around my , all the while drawing me deeper into her mouth, until I am touching the back of her throat. She pauses only to catch a breath before she swallows me further. God this feels fucking amazing. I know I’m not all in, her hand is taking over where her mouth is physically unable…at least at this angle.
I am counting backwards in Italian just to try and not think about losing control. But when she releases my cock and her lips instantly wrap around one of my balls, I swerve the car onto the hard shoulder and into the police only waiting area. I’d rather get arrested than die and she is fucking killing me here. Her head pops up and I slip from her swollen lips.
“Problem?” Her devious smile is all faux innocence.
“No problem.” I am impressed I maintain a level voice and a steady exhale. “There will be though if you don’t get your fucking jeans off and ride me till I come.” Her pink cheeks flush a little redder, her eyes darken with pure passion and her slim throat takes a deep slow swallow.
Now I’ve changed my mind.
“Wait… No time, just finish what you started Beautiful.” I thread my hand into what’s left of her messy bun and pull her back into position. Her eyes meet mine and flash with mirrored desire before bending over millimetres from my aching erection.
“Yes Sir.” She exhales a breathy sigh with her words. which scorch the wetness seeping from my tip. Her tongue is quick to take the moisture and her lips quickly follow.  She sinks quickly onto my length and eager to please she almost swallows me whole.
“Fuuuuuck!” Every muscle in my backside tenses and I grip the steering wheel like it is my only anchor to Earth. One of her hands pumps the base of my cock that makes my spine tingle from top to tip, she palms my balls with her other hand, and her magic tongue is driving me insane tracing the pulsing vein from the very bottom of me to the sensitive top. She tilts her head to flash me a wicked grin and smiles wide pulling her lips free and exposing her bright white, straight, and from memory, surprisingly sharp, teeth. I suck in a sharp breath and brace myself. I fucking hate teeth.
But there are no teeth and I don’t know whether to sigh with relief, or growl with irritation. I do neither because her heavenly mouth takes me as far as her breath will allow, she swallows repeatedly and I explode down her eager throat. My stomach muscles spasm from the intensity of my release and I take a few moments to draw in enough air to compose myself. She softly licks me clean and even though I am not remotely soft she expertly tucks my cock back in its cotton cage. Crawling back to her seat, she faces me. Her eyes never leave mine, even as she slowly wipes her wet lips with the back of her hand and proceeds to lick that clean like a kitty. Damn that is the sexiest thing… next to what she has just done, that is.
I reach my hand out and cup the back of her head drawing her forcefully to my waiting kiss. I press hard, the taste of me fresh but faint on her lips, but her taste is intoxicating, and I can’t get enough. I twist my body and try to drag her from her seat when we both freeze. The car fills with a sudden bright blue light and a piercing siren screams a brief but effective interruption. Sam’s eyes, wide at first, transform into an impossibly huge grin once the initial shock has faded.
“Uh-oh someone’s in trouble.” She wiggles her brows playfully and I fire a scowl, with no anger intended at her. She starts to giggle.
“Oh someone’s in lots of trouble, but lets get out of this first shall we?” My tone is slightly reprimanding.
“We? You’re the one who pulled over into a police only wait zone.” She bites her lips to stop full blown hysterical laughter as a figure appears at my window.
“Because a ticket is better than death…although—” I muse and press the window to open. I greet the officer and catch a quick glance at Sam. Her mouth drops at my fluent French. I pulled the car over just south of the Belgium border with the Netherlands. This country is one of the few that are trilingual, speaking Dutch, German and lucky for me, French. The officer is stern and a series of explanations and questions later he gives me a warning but not a ticket  I shut the window when he tries to take another peek inside at my flushed faced fiancĂ©e.
I pull smoothly back into the traffic but keep to a sensible speed as the police car has pulled out right behind and is currently tailing me.
“You speak French?” Her clipped tone makes her question sound more like an accusation.
“What can I say…I’m very good with my tongue.” She blurts out a loud laugh mixed with an uncontrolled snort that sends her into a fit of giggles. I adore that sound almost as much as the little moans and sighs.

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Dee Palmer hates talking about herself in the third person so I won’t. My husband had my iPod engraved one Christmas with ‘sing like no-one’s listening’ and I know my family actually wish they weren’t listening because I am, in fact, tone deaf but it doesn’t stop me and this gentle support has enabled me to fulfill a dream. This has been a truly brilliant experience, I wrote The Choices Trilogy back to back and released them this year just one month apart...Don't you hate waiting for the next book in a series? The entire process has undoubtedly been made possible by my incredibly supportive family. I know this is very much an acknowledgment but I know I wouldn’t be writing even this single paragraph if it wasn’t for them so this is about who I am, I am because they let me be.
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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Review: Love Burns

Love Burns Love Burns by Mandi Beck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have 7 words that sum up this love story.

Stick and Move. Stick and Motherfucking Move.

It is the theme throughout and it is how Frankie and Deacon push through the trials their love endures. The road they take is not an easy road, but they do prevail.

I listened to this book which is why I don't have any quotes, but just know that Kai and Wen have excellent chemistry so the chemistry between Deacon and Frankie is explosive.

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Review: Memphis Black

Memphis Black Memphis Black by M.J. Fields
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a classic "girl falls for boy next door, but boy next door doesn't acknowledge her" story. Except Memphis Black does acknowledge her. He seems Tallia and he knows he isn't good enough for her. Until she gives him the chance he needs to prove himself.

And he butchers it. Time and time again.

But eventually, they get on the same page. Tails knows she loves Memphis and he knows he loves her. So, why fight it? Why keep pushing each other away? Why keep running?

Kai and Wen do an excellent job of narrating this rocker love story. If you want to listen to their chemistry, then grab this audio! If you're old fashioned and like to read the words, then read it. Either way, you won't be disappointed.

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Review: Dark Sexy Knight

Dark Sexy Knight Dark Sexy Knight by Katy Regnery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Katy has officially place herself in my "always buy" list. I will always purchase books this woman releases because they are beautifully written. She has a magical way with words and I believe her fairytales show this magic more than any of her other series. Which isn't to say her other books aren't amazing, because they are, they just don't take on that magical note that these do.

Colton Lane is dark, sexy, brooding, and managing a disorder that has almost consumed him.

Verity Gwynn is a sweet, pretty, caring woman who takes care of her special needs brother.

These two collide at a career fair and the rest is history. Colton may have a bad-boy rep, but that doesn't stop him from taking care of Verity and her brother. It doesn't stop him from wanting to date the sweet, lovely Verity.

I don't even have the words needed to describe how much I really liked this couple. The story is like every little girls' fariytale come true. Colt is her knight in shining armor and Verity is the damsel in distress.

"We are a fucking fairy tale.

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Review: Finn Beckett

Finn Beckett Finn Beckett by M.J. Fields
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can't possibly write a review that describes how much I love Finn Beckett. The hatred, the anger, the devotion, and the love he has for his career and for those around him is something powerful. He's a force to be reckoned with and I love him for it.

He meets the love of his life under strenuous circumstances. He pushes her away, or he tries to. It doesn't work for him the way he'd hoped.

You're either going to fuck me or kill me.

That sums up this entire relationship. It's very love hate. Until it's all love. And once they realize they need that love, it's beautiful and all-consuming and something amazing.

As always, there are issues, but these two manage to overcome the odds and come out stronger on the other side.

Did I mention I listened to this? Because Kai and Wen are AH-Freaking-Mazing! They have to be one of my favorite narration duos. I can't wait to continue this series.

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Release Blitz & Review: Trust

Trust Synopsis:
“Knock knock!”
“Um… Who’s there?”

Yeah. That was me, on my last date. Before you feel sorry for me 
you should know that I was the one telling the jokes. Jokes as in 
plural, because I didn’t stop with just one. Of course not. 

Hi, I’m Chloe Scott. The most awkward single girl in the city.
But I’m going to get it together. I am. 

I’m going to learn how to date like a grown up.
I’m going to have an orgasm not given to myself. 
I’m going to fall in love and live happily ever after. 

Right after I get out of this interrogation room. 

 Jana Aston Bio:
Jana Aston is the New York Times bestselling author of WRONG. She quit her super boring day job to whip up more books and is hoping that was not a stupid idea. In her defense, it was a really boring job.

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Review by Brandi

"Are you going to handcuff me?" Stars

Jana Aston knows how to write the funny with the sexy. She knows how to write the younger girl with the older guy. She knows how to hook me from the first page and not let go until the very end. All in all, Chloe and Boyd are AH-mazing and I couldn't have asked for a better end to this series of standalones. 
"I can teach you anything you want to know."

We first meet Boyd in Wrong when we find out he is Sophie's half-brother. He's a Federal Agent and he's gorgeous. When he finally meets Chloe, it's because she is on a date from hell and her date has been arrested. She's being held for questioning. Yep, perfect way to meet a hot guy. 

Chloe is awkward on her good days and totally overcome with social anxiety on her not so good days. She knows this is a problem for her, but she tries to push through it. After watching all of her friends fall in love, she knows she has to put herself out there. She turns to the trusty dating apps and websites, but keeps finding duds. Or maybe she's the dud. The jury is still out on that one. 
Let's be honest, she tells knock, knock jokes when she's nervous. And she's nervous a lot. 
"We can work on appropriate conversations you should be having with an adult male." As long as that adult male is me.

When Boyd stumbles upon one of these horrible dates, he sits extra close and watches the date spiral downhill. He then offers up his 'pretend dating' services. This should be perfect. 
"Since it's not a real date I assume you won't be nervous and thus less disastrous," I answer. "Unless I make you nervous?" I add slowly, with a slight frown, as if the idea has just occurred to me. It hasn't. I know I make her nervous and it probably makes me an asshole, but I like it.

Chloe is given this perfect opportunity to hang out with a guy and it not go to complete shit because it isn't real. Right?! But why is this beautiful man spending time with her? He can't be hurting for dates because, well, he's gorgeous. 

'Nice' isn't really at the top of my descriptive words for Boyd Gallagher. Words like 'gorgeous,''cocky,''nosy,''fit,''sophisticated,''chiseled' and 'resourceful' come to mind. But 'nice' works too.

As Boyd and Chloe slip into what is clearly a relationship, Chloe stands firm on the 'we're just friends who owe each other favors' side of things. But, honestly, that should all go out the window with that first kiss.
I have her pressed against the open door and my lips on hers before she even looks up. She freezes. Four long seconds. Maybe five.

Holy shit, Boyd Gallagher can make you forget. His lips can drive every single thought out of your head. Well, maybe not every thought, because I managed to have a whole slew of inappropriate ones while his lips were pressed to mine.

So, there are lots of awkward times and lots of sweet times and lots of sexy times. And since we know there are sexy times based on the teasers Jana posted for the book, I'm gonna go ahead and include some of those in this review:
"Do you want to sit on the bed or kneel on the floor?"She tilts her head back to meet my gaze.
"What's hotter for you?" she asks.
"Get on your knees."

"Would you do that?" Her tongue darts out and wets her lips and she's pressed her legs together trying to get the friction she needs on her clit.
"Do what?"
"Come on me."
"Is that an invitation?"
 She nods. "I want you to. I want to watch."

This book is super low angst, which I am extremely thankful for. I did not need a high-angst book at this moment and Jana delivers. Low angst, hot sex, amazing alpha-man. It all adds up to one of her best books yet. I can't believe this series of standalones is over. It has been one wild ride. I can't wait to see what else Jana has in store for us. I'm sure it'll be great!

This girl is a fucking whirlwind to my common sense. She makes me think about forever with her when I haven't even nailed her down to the next date.

**I take no responsibility for the teasers included in this review. That credit goes to Tease Me, which can be found on Facebook.