Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Blog Tour: A Necessary Sin by Georgia Cates

A Necessary Sin- Book 1 of The Sin Trilogy – Release Date: Dec 29
Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice. With years spent studying The Fellowship, an organized crime brotherhood of liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees. But walking hand in hand with retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge’s son Sinclair—until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for. She’s always known this undertaking would place her life in danger—she never imagined her heart would be as well.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20623830-a-necessary-sin

4.5 Star Review by Lisa Kane

I Loved this book! This is book one of a three part series. From the first page of the prologue I was sucked into this story. Stella Bleu Lawrence was 7 when her mother was murdered. She paints a vivid picture as she tells how she and her mom were baking chocolate cookies when someone rings their doorbell. Her mom checks the peephole, and tells Bleubird (her nickname for Stella) to go to her room and hide under her bed. They are going to play a game. She's to stay in her room, along with her dog Max and no matter what she hears, she's to stat put. Stella hears a loud bang. She smells the cookies burning, and the dog is scratching the door to get out. She wants to get out from under the bed, and let the dog out to see what is going on. But before she can, her door opens slowly, she hears a bang and her dog falls down in a puddle of red. She wants to scream but there are shoes coming towards the bed. This man's pants are torn and bloody from Max biting him. The man tells her that he sees her under there. She recognizes his voice, he talks funny and he's the man who comes to see her mom at night. Her mom calls him Thane. She tells the man her mom told her to stay where she is, so she isn't coming out. He tells her that her mom said it's okay to come out. She thinks he's lying. He killed her dog. He yells and grabs her and she covers her head and closes her eyes. She knows bad men hit. He flips her over and presses a pillow to her face until she blacks out. 

Eighteen years later this girl is now known as Belu MacAllister. She has trained most of her life for the day she will kill her mother's murderer. She is skilled in Muay Thai for strength and defense, gymnastics for balance and agility. She worked as a police officer and then applied to the FBI academy. She planned on going undercover for a few years and then she would be ready to go after Thane Breckenridge. But that timetable is no longer in place. Harry Macallister rescued that little girl and adopted her. He was once an instructor at Quantico and no one is better able to prepare her for her mission. When she was 12 she sat him down and told him she intended to kill Brecenridge and she has never waivered in her intentions. But Harry is dying of cancer and Bleu wants to kill Breckenridge before Harry dies. So she speeds things up.

Thane has a weakness- his son Sinclair, a 26 year old lawyer in Scotland who takes care of the family business- the organization known as The Fellowship . Their shady, illegal businesses have funneled millions over the years and has earned them the reputation for being ruthless as well as powerful. Bleu decides to go there undercover, use whatever means she has to in order to get close to the son, and then ultimately, the father. 

Bleu gets herself a job at the bar owned by The Fellowship and one Sinclair frequents. She catches his eye and the rest of him is pretty captivated by her too. Although the first time she meets him, he is being "entertained" by one of the many women he casually has sex with. Bleu goes into the back room to get something and walks in on them as the girl, Geneen is on her knees. They are blocking her way to getting the bottles she needs to get for the bar. They aren't moving out of the way.

"Look, all the leaves on my give-a fuck tree have fallen. It's been a long day. I've been grabbed and fondled by strange men for the last six hours. Some old geezer slipped his hand up my skirt and I had to smile and kindly encourage him to remove it...instead of breaking his face with my fist. I'm tired. I just want to finish my job so I can go home and have one or a dozen glasses of wine and then pass out. I'm not asking for much. "

The girl gets cocky and Bleu sends a kind message by breaking her nose and messing up her pretty face. Sinclair can't help but be impressed.

Since the book is told in both POV's we get inside both of their heads. Sinclair is all business, he is ruthless, he is a killer and he won't hesitate to take out anyone he perceives to be a threat. He is intrigued by Bleu but he doesn't trust her. She plays hard to get, making him wait for what he wants most, while teasing him that the wait will be more than worth it. He is captivated by his " bonny Bleu" as he calls her.

Bleu reminds herself constantly that Sin, her nickname for him, is the enemy. He is the spawn of the devil himself and she will eliminate him if she has to. Besides the obvious secrets that Bleu hides from him, she is not quite the experienced lover she leads him to believe. He only does hook ups, since he too, has something he hides about himself from everyone except his closest family members. And The Fellowship does not allow its members to date anyone outside of their organization- no exceptions.

Bleu is getting pulled into The Fellowship little by little and every line she has drawn is blurred. They are both risking everything they have to be with each other. Can she really leave Sin behind, is Thane the monster she has always believed?

If I kill Thane, the mission is over and there'll be no reason to stay. My time with Sin will be over-the last grain of sand will fall through our hourglass. I'm suddenly aware of how unprepared I am to walk away from him.

How will this play out? If the truth is revealed can other of them be safe? What a delicious cliff hanger we were left with-I never mind a cliffy when I know right up front that there will be a specific amount of books to a series. It just wets my whistle for more!

I can not wait for the second and third book to release! (February and March respectively) This story is sexy and suspenseful and so addictive! 

The Next Sin – Release Date – Feb 9th, 2015

One Last Sin – Release Date – March 23, 2015

Sinclair Breckenridge’s POV:
“What happened to no one touching me?” Bleu asks.
Does that mean she doesn’t want me to touch her?
I release her and straighten to look at her face. “Do you want that to apply to me as well?”
“I want things to be very clear so there’s no misunderstanding between us. I won’t give my body to someone who’d fuck me in a storage room or on a desk in the office of a bar. I want to enjoy the pleasure that goes along with great sex, so I will only sleep with a man who is eager to please me. I must be able to trust that you aren’t in it only for yourself. I’ll demand more of you than any other woman ever has, and for that, I’m completely unapologetic.”
“Allow me to be clear with you. I only do what pleases me and that, Bonny Bleu, is what you can trust.”

I’m still holding her so close, we’re nose to nose. “Then I believe we’ve come to an impasse that will bring neither of us any pleasure.”

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich.
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Blog Tour: Raze by Tillie Cole

Title: Raze
Author: Tillie Cole
Age group: Mature new adult
Genre: Dark contemporary romance

Release date: 30th December 2014



To take back life, one must first face death...

One man stripped of his freedom, his morals...his life.

Conditioned in captivity to maim, to kill and to slaughter, prisoner 818 becomes an unremorseful, unrivaled and unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. Death and brutality are the masters of his fate.

After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge...bloody, slow and violent revenge.

Revenge on the man who lied.

Revenge on the man who wronged him.

Revenge on the man who condemned him and turned him into this: a rage-fueled killing machine. A monster void of humanity; a monster filled with hate.

And no one will stand in the way of getting what he wants.

One woman stripped of her freedom, her morals...her life.

Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of Kirill The Silencer Volkov, head of the infamous Triad bosses of New York's Russian Bratva. Her life is protected. In reality, its a virtual prison. Her fathers savage treatment of his rivals and his lucrative and coveted underground gambling ringThe Dungeonensures too many enemies lurk at their door.

She dreams to be set free.

Kisa has known only cruelty and loss in her short life. As manager of her fathers death match enterprise, only grief and pain fill her days. Her mafia boss father, in her world, rules absolute. And her fiancé, Alik Durov, is no better; the Dungeons five-time champion, a stone-cold killer, the treasured son of her fathers best friend, and her very ownand much resentedpersonal guard. Unrivaled in both strength and social standing, Alik controls every facet of Kisas life, dominates her every move; keeps her subdued and dead inside...then one night changes everything.

While working for her churchthe only reprieve in her constant surveillanceKisa stumbles across a tattooed, scarred, but stunningly beautiful homeless man on the streets. Something about him stirs feelings deep within her; familiar yet impossibly forbidden desires. He doesnt talk. Doesnt communicate with anyone. Hes a man beyond saving, and a man she must quickly forget...for both their sakes.

But when weeks later, out of the blue and to her complete surprise, hes announced as the replacement fighter in The Dungeon, Kisa knows shes in a whole lot of trouble. Hes built, ripped and lethally unforgiving to his opponents, leaving fear in his wake and the look of death in his eyes.

Kisa becomes obsessed with him. Yearns for him. Craves his touch. Needs to possess this mysterious man...this man they call Raze.


Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother -- a farmer's daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the 'Toon', Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven 'proper mint' and 'lush' years.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, "D'you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book." Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and "just bloody do it!" For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.

Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed theyre her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing -- yep, there's more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!

After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl... Ye-haw!



Monday, December 29, 2014

Review: Ella and Micha Infinitely and Always

Secret Series Novella 

After five years of marriage, Ella couldn’t be happier. Her job is great. Her marriage is amazing. But when she receives some surprising news, her world is turned upside down. 

Micha loves being a musician, but being on the road, and away from Ella, is difficult. When the industry begins to put pressure on him to change his image, he makes a choice; one he fears is going to drastically change Ella’s and his future forever. That is until he learns Ella has a secret, one that makes his career choice seem hugely insignificant.

4 Star Review by Jennifer Skewes

Ella and Micha Infinitely and Always is a short novella that gives us a look into Ella and Micha’s happily ever after.  I am sure that I have mentioned once or twice how much I love this couple, so getting to see them five years after we last left them was just perfect.

Ella and Micha are just as happy and in love as they ever were.  Micha is on the road touring and Ella has a career that she loves.  But with any married couple they do face some struggles.  Mainly one of them being that Micha is always on the road and their time spent together is limited.  Oh and Ella gets some news and she is not sure how to handle it. 

As always Ella and Micha work through it.  It my not always be easy for them but they are always there for each other.  Micha knows Ella better than anyone and he knows how to work through her issues with her.  This was the perfect ending to this couples journey.  I also loved that we get to see Lila and Ethan's happily as well.

I love these characters.  Thank you to Jessica Sorensen for giving us just a little bit more of them. 

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