Sunday, August 31, 2014

September Releases

September 1st

Breathless Anthology (Pre-order)

Let Me Know by Stina Lindenblatt (Pre-order)

 Indiscretion Volume Three by Elisabeth Grace (Pre-order)

In Her Wake (A Ten Tiny Breaths Novella) by K.A. Tucker (Pre-order)

Bittersweet Love by JL Beck (Pre-order)

Love Discovered by Danielle Allen

September 2nd

One More Chance (Chance #2) by Abbi Glines (Pre-order)

Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton (Pre-order)

Shatter by Erin McCarthy (Pre-order)

Frayed by Kim Karr (Pre-order)

Forget You by Jennifer Snyder (Pre-order)

Broken (Redemption #1) by Lauren Layne (Pre-order)

His to Claim by Opal Carew (Pre-order)

Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine

Madness by J.L. Valance

Loving Lies by Linda Kage

September 3rd

Anyone But Alex by Kate Regnery (Pre-order)

September 4th

A Rare Treat by Serenity Woods (Pre-order)

Wildcard by Missy Johnson (Pre-order)

Everything I Need by Stacey Mosteller (Pre-order)

September 5th

Trashy by Cambria Hebert

September 7th

Inevitable Detour  by SR Grey 

Love Song Series Box Set by Dawn Martens and Emily Minton

September 8th

Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett 

Dare to Submit by Carly Phillips (Pre-order)

My Control by Lisa Renee Jones (Pre-order)

Built For Power by Kathleen Brooks (Pre-order)

Boarded by Love by Toni Aleo (Pre-order)

Bang Bang by Rachel Van Dyken (Pre-order)

Melt for Him by Lauren Blakely (Pre-order)

The Beast Part 3 by Ella James (Pre-order)

The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan

Taking Control by Jen Frederick

Beyond the Orange Moon  by Adrienne Frances

Jealousy by S.L. Scott

September 9th

Happenstance #2 by Jamie McGuire 

Worth The Fall (The McKinney Brothers #1) by Claudia Connor (Pre-order)

All or Nothing (Love by Design #3) by Kendall Ryan (Pre-order)

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh (Pre-order)

Greetings From Sugartown by Carmen Jenner (Pre-order)

Damaged Goods: The Outsiders Chronicles by Nicole Williams 

Roped In:  A Blacktop Cowboy Novellan by Loralei James (Pre-order)

Ignited by J. Kenner (Pre-order)

Dying for Love by Rita Herron (Pre-order)

The Lover's Game by JC Red

September 10th

Like: Social Media #2 by J.A. Huss 

Unwritten by M.C. Decker

September 12th

Pulled Within by Marni Mann 

Priceless by Raine Miller (Pre-order)

The Leftover Club by Ginger Voight (Pre-order)

Always Yours by Kari March

September 15th

Once Upon a Dream by Kate Perry (Pre-order)

Shattered Bonds by Lynda Aicher (Pre-order)

 Raced by K. Bromberg (Pre-order)

Girl of Vengeance by Charles Sheehan-Miles (Pre-order)

Open Thy Heart by Jessica Brooks (Pre-order)

Full Disclosure by Kindle Alexander

Indiscretion Volume Four by Elisabeth Grace

September 16th

Saving Tatum by Micalea Smetzler (Pre-order)

Romancing My Love by Melissa Foster (Pre-order)

Served Cold by Marie Harte (Pre-order)

Forever Starts Tonight by Roni Loren (Pre-order)

Afternoon Delight by Anne Calhoun (Pre-order)

Saved by a SEAL by Cat Johnson (Pre-order)

Made For You by Melissa Marr (Pre-order)

The Certainty of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen (Pre-order)

Every Time I Think of You by Tracey Garvis-Graves (Pre-order)

What If by Rebecca Donovan

As the Dawn Breaks by Erin Noelle

Blyss by J.C. Cliff

Living With Regret by Lisa DeJong

September 18th

The Exception by Adriana Locke

Somewhere Between Water and Sky by Elora Ramirez (Pre-order)

Playing For Passion Boxed Set by Various Authors (Pre-Order)

September 19th

Sweet Possession by J Daniels 

September 22nd

Chains by Kelli Maine 

Unforgiven by Rebecca Shea

Closer to the Edge by T.E. Sivec

September 23rd

The Prince Who Loved Me by Karen Hawkins (Pre-order)

Stay With Me by J. Lynn (Pre-order)

Deacon (The Unfinished Hero's Series #4) by Kristen Ashley  (Pre-order)

September 26th

Unstoppable by Melody Grace

September 28th

Vision of Destiny by S. Moose(Pre-order)

Two Roads by Lilli St. Germain

September 29th

Holiday Treasure by Melody Anne (Pre-order)

Chasing Abby by Cassia Leo

The Death of Lila Jane by Teresa Mummert (Pre-order)

 The Sinners Bargain by Claire Contreras 

Filthy Beautiful Love by Kendall Ryan (Pre-order)

Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

September 30th

The Resolution of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen (Pre-order)

Keep Me by Anna Zaires (Pre-order)

Indecent Proposal by Molly O'Keefe (Pre-order)

The Night Belongs to Firemen by Jennifer Bernard (Pre-order)

The Affair:  Week 3 by Beth Kerry (Pre-order)

Sweeter Than Sin by Shiloh Walker (Pre-order)

Champion by Cat Johnson (Pre-order)

That Wild Texas Swing by MJ Frederick (Pre-order)

Unspoken Endings by Gabbie S. Duran (Pre-order)

Snap by Katie Porter (Pre-order)

Hope Burns by Jaci Burton (Pre-order)

Rhett in Love by JS Cooper (Pre-order)

You by Caroline Kepnes  (Pre-order)

The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

 Something Blue by Ella James 

 Handled by S.E. Hall & Angela Graham  (Pre-order)

Promise It All by Emma Grayson (Pre-Order)

Addictive by Jessica Prince (Pre-Order)

Rock Courtship: A Rock Kiss Novella by Nalini Singh (Pre-order)

As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre  (Pre-order)

Review: Jettie Woodruff's Shhh: Mack's Side

My name is McKenzie Perry. I’ve lived a life filled with secrets. Secrets that took me years to understand. Secrets that my bestie Gia and I kept from the world. Secrets that only I knew. I wasn’t afraid of the lies, the secrets, or the hidden skeletons. That’s not what frightened me. I was afraid that one day they would come out, somebody would find out the truth. If I am the only one that knew the secrets, the lies, then they were safe, right? How does a well-rounded, talented little girl create a false sense life? It took several years for me to understand the impact of lies. Lies I told, secrets I kept, and the lives they controlled. One of the things I know to be true is, I did the things I did for a reason, even if I didn’t know it at the time. They all had a reason.

My name is Mack, and this is my side of the story.

4 Suspenseful, Steamy Stars!
Review by Jen Hagen
Mack is 26 years old and has suffered from bipolar disorder since she was a pre-teen.  She discovered that if she went off her medications for a short time that she develops a high…supercharged and ready to conquer anything with a deadline as she does not need sleep and her thinking process is off the charts.  Besides being hyperaware of her thoughts, she also becomes even more hypersexual during those times than normal.  She has always been a very hypersexual individual, but the high that comes from being off her meds causes her sexual drive to become a DeLorean instead of a Volvo.   

Mack and Gia were the best of friends growing up and living next door.  They had their future planned out -- they were going to go to the same college on cheer/dance scholarships.  They have always been inseparable so this was only a given that they would continue their lives intermingled with each other.  Sadly, an event 7 years ago changed the course of their lives and broke their friendship.  Mack and Gia no longer speak to each other.


I never confessed how I was so messed up because of that night, or that I wake having nightmares because of that night.


Mack continues to struggle with that night, and even with therapy she is never able to confront what happened.  Whenever her therapist becomes close to having Mack relive the events, Mack finds a new therapist and starts her story all over once again from the very beginning.  Mack doesn’t do relationships.  But Colton has seen her at her best/worst – depending on how you look at her when she is off her meds.  Colton has been there for Mack to keep her grounded when the real versus unreal judgement begins to cloud over from not taking her meds.   Colton is there also to satisfy her hypersexual needs.  Colton is a very nice guy and he admits to wanting to take things with Mack beyond sex.


“Let me be here for you.  Let me love you.”  


Mack’s past includes too many lies, secrets and betrayals to contend with.  Too many times she’s been told “Shhh” and now the truth versus lies are going to collide.  Will the truth cause Mack to pull away from everyone even more than she has already?


“People aren’t who you think they are, are they, Mack?”


Mack has always run when things get tough and she gets scared, never staying to see the outcome.  She is given a chance to see a glimpse of her past – one that she ran far away from.  Betrayals and lies are unveiled. How she handles these will define if she has progressed towards growth and acceptance, or if she will continue to be a runner from the past. 

Not only does Mack have the lies of that night to keep hidden, she also has a long-going secret love affair that would do irreversible damage to everyone around her if it was ever revealed.   What if it wasn’t so well hidden that it became the basis for revenge?   


Oh I can’t forget to mention revenge…it’s a huge subplot.   It takes everything we thought we knew about the situation and turns it around.   The entire revenge scenario tickled my funny bone because the revenge plan was completely backfiring.   This person did not take into account Mack’s need to have her medication. 

“This is so f*cked up…I didn’t bring your stupid ass here to watch you go whacko.”


I am a huge fan of Jettie’s writing.  She can take the most unbelievable situation and turn it into a romance novel, plus add an edge of eroticism to it.  I have learned that Jettie is a master of not letting the story play out in its entirety until the final pages and this story was no different.  I found it to be a little slow paced for the first quarter of the book, but when it begins to pick up it never slows down.  It is told from present tense with several glimpses into the past of pivotal moments that helped either form or change the course of Mack’s life.  Adding to the suspense of this story is the prologue and epilogue being told from a third point of view. 



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Blog Tour Review: Hidden Barriers by Sara Shirley

Hidden Barriers is book two in the Barriers Series and is considered a stand-alone and doesn't contain a cliffhanger. Some scenes do overlap with Frozen Barriers. It's suggested to read Frozen Barriers first, simply to understand the characters history more.
Josh & Sam's Story

Love has been hiding for too long. What happens when it reveals itself?

Josh Page, a Massachusetts State Trooper, wants nothing more than to put his first love behind him. His career is all he’s ever known for the last ten years. Seeing her is a constant reminder of what he could have had if he had not put his career first years ago.

Relationships and dating women have never been part of his lifestyle. He continues to have meaningless sex with women as an attempt to distance himself from his past. That is until he opens the door and a sassy roller derby girl stares back up at him.


Samantha Daley’s past haunts her. After college, she spends years building a new life with new friends, roller derby, and a bustling business under her feet. Her past suddenly comes rushing back after just one phone call.
Afraid to love, she never imagines a life where one man can turn her world inside out and make her reevaluate what she wants in her future. Almost instantly, she’s attracted to the man in front of her. He pushes her trust to a new level and is willing to take a chance with her.

Will Sam be able to handle the reminders of her troubled past enough for her to be with Josh, or will it be Josh’s secrets that threaten to tear them apart in the end?

**For mature audiences. 18+. This book contains sexual and abusive situations, and strong language.**

4 Star Review by Jen Skewes Barriers is the second book in this series but can be read as a stand alone.  I really enjoyed this book.  We first met Josh in Frozen Barriers and honestly I felt bad for him and wanted to see him get his HEA.

Josh is a State Trooper who has been trying to move on from his first love, but it’s not easy when she is his sister’s best friend and the guy she is having a baby with is his brother’s best friend.  So yes she is basically always around.  About 10 years ago Josh chose his career over love and in ways has regretted that choice.  For so long it was always about his career.  Having nothing more than meaningless sex with various women.  But one night he runs into the very spunky Samantha Daley and his idea of love and relationships starts to change.  There is something about Sam that has drawn him to her.  Desite the attraction he still has these walls up around his heart. He stills needs to let go of his past and move on.  And Sam seems to be the perfect person to help him with that.

Sam has her own past that she is running from.  Her ex boyfriend is an abusive jerk.  Actually he is a bit of a scary monster to be honest.   She has moved away from her hometown to escape the past.  She has met new friends, became a roller derby girl an owns a wine bar.   Everything seems right in her world.  She has her own walls up.  She is afraid to trust any man again and therefore has walls up herself.    When she meets Josh things slowly begin to change.  She likes him, is certainly attracted to him but she is still afraid of getting close to him.  She has been through so much and trust is something that does not come easy to her.  Josh and Sam are very patient with each other and slowly build a wonderful relationship.  Sam helps him to forget his past and open up his heart again.  And in return Josh helps Sam to trust again.  But along the way there are many obstacles that they will have to fight through.   Their pasts and secrets come back to haunt them.  Are they both strong enough to fight it or will they run?

I really loved Josh and Sam together.  I will admit that it took a little while for me to warm up to Josh.  He made a few mistakes and some poor decisions that I had a hard time with in the beginning.  Honestly I didn’t really understand one of his stupid decisions.  But as time went on and we see how much he cares for and loves Sam I really started to like him.  He really was and great guy who was very loving, sweet, caring and protective of Sam.  He would do anything for her. 

Sam was a great heroine.  She had her own issues ad at times may have been a little frustrating and jumped to conclusions.  But understanding her trust issues and what she went through made it easier to love her.  Josh an Same were perfect together.  I loved watching their relationship grow and loved watching them open themselves up to each other and to love.

Hidden Barriers was a great love story.  It was funny, heart warming, sweet and had it's swoon worthy moments.  There are moments towards the end that you will be on the edge of your seat biting your nails.  And then there is the epilogue which was just perfect. This story is about moving on from your past and learning to love and trust again.  The supporting cast of characters were a wonderful addition to this story.  They were an amazing support system, especially Josh’s sister and Sam’s brother.  I am hoping that they get their own story.  Loved this one and looking forward to more from this author. 

The feeling of sleeping in your own bed is comforting in and of itself. When you fall asleep in the arms of a beautiful woman, that’s peace. The moment you wake up next to the woman who’s quickly taking your heart in her hands, comfort and peace cease to exist. This is absolute euphoria.
        I’ve been lying here watching her sleep for a while now. The sun has been slowly creeping its way into the room through her windows, illuminating the glass chandelier over her bed. Rainbow prisms dance against her walls as I gently push aside a stray hair, so I can just watch her sleep.
        I already knew I was quickly falling for her, but after last night, I knew she was it for me. Yeah, true, we’ve only known each other for a short time, but when you know, you know. There is still so much about her that’s a mystery, but I could spend the rest of my days willing to find out.
        Lying here, facing her, I push that pesky stray hair from her face again and wonder how it was that any man, let alone her ex-boyfriend, could ever want to hurt her. The heinous things he did sickens me. What could have run through his head to want to take her life? She’s the most angelic creature, and I have to wonder what could have been.
        Where would I be now if Stone actually succeeded in killing her that night? My body tenses immediately at the idea of her not being here with me. Even now, I don’t have any power to help keep that asshole behind bars, but I’m definitely going to find out everything I can about the fucker, and I will protect Sam the best I can. If that means giving my life for her, then I’ll do it. If I already took an oath to serve and protect strangers, I will gladly put my life on the line for her.

I move away from Josh who continues to talk on his phone with my brother. I scuffle my heavy legs through the room over to the kitchen cabinet I need. Josh watches me with concern written all over his face, but I know there isn’t anything I can say to make him leave. If I thought not having space before this was bad, unless by some miracle they find Stone soon, there won’t be any way I can handle Josh’s overprotective nature for another week.
        I pull open the cabinet and grab the bottle of Jack, foregoing the shot glass. I shut the cabinet door and twist the top off the squared bottle. As I bring the bottle to my mouth, the stinging smell hits me first before I tilt my head back and chug until I can’t take the burn anymore. I straighten my head, coughing as the burn wears off in my throat until I feel the warmth coat its way into my system. Only this isn’t what I need right now.
        I stare at the bottle in my hand and start laughing hysterically before screaming at the top of my lungs. As I continue to scream and laugh, tears well in my eyes, but not before I catch sight of the girls rounding the corner to see what’s going on. Josh stands there, silently watching me mentally break down. Nick storms through the front door, most likely thinking the worst has happened, considering his hand is already on his holster ready to draw his gun. All of them think I’m losing my shit and quite possibly I am.
        For three years I was safe and happy with my new life and friends. I had just found love and a future with a man who was willing to deal with all my bullshit, and in less than a few weeks, I’m back to where I was three years ago. Everything I worked so hard to overcome is disappearing in a flash.

"Live your Dreams, Follow your Heart"

Emily Cameron is America's newest figure skating star looking for her own personal identity. Her high profile life was never her dream, it was her parents.

Jeremy Page is a minor league hockey player who always imagined himself playing for the NHL.

A chance encounter has them crossing paths after several years apart. Which way will his heart lead him? Will Emily embrace his charm?

Just when things finally fall into place, an unexpected event occurs leaving Emily reevaluating everything in her life.

Can Emily escape from under her parent's intrusive ways and take a chance on love? Will Jeremy be able to break down the barriers that have held her back for so long?

Book 1 of the Barriers Series. This story does not have a cliffhanger. **Mature Subject matter. 18+ due to strong language and sexual situations**

A romance novel addict finds herself staying up well past her bedtime to see how the next story is going to end. Sara spends her days living on a vineyard in wine country with her husband and cat. Her family hailed from Italy where her ancestors lived in the mountains of Rocca di Cambio. A former Broadway star and champion skier whose career was cut short because of her passion for being a wine sommelier. It was on her way west where she met her husband, the President of a very influential MC in California. You can find her riding off through the vineyards on the back of a Harley almost every night.

Her passion for books has been viewed as borderline obsessive. But, when all you have is time and a bottle of wine awaiting you as the sun sets off the veranda writing became second nature.

In Vino Veritas  

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