Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review: Unfinished Business by Carina Adams






The Bastards of Boston live in a world most don't understand. They follow their own rules, only accountable to each other, the innocents they protect, and the people they couldn't save.

As president of the Bastards MC, Robert Doyle is the man behind it all. It’s his responsibility to keep his club safe, to be the smartest man in the room, and be ten steps ahead of everyone. He’d give everything he had, and sell his soul to the devil, to protect the ones he loves.

Until Rocker comes face-to-face with the pain he thought he’d buried. Old wounds are ripped open. Revenge consumes him. Once again he’s the teenager desperate to avenge his daughter’s murder and nothing else matters.

He calls me his angel, but the halo I wear caught fire a long time ago. There is no line I won’t cross, no law I won’t break. I’ll do whatever it takes to save him. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, I’ll happily burn.

When past and present collide, we’re in for one hell of a bumpy ride.
 




5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

The first book that I read by Ms. Adams was Always Been Mine, which will always be one of my favorites.  That was 4 years ago.  Then a year later I read Honey Whiskey, which is the follow up to ABM.  After reading these two books and meeting Rocker I waited patiently for his story.  As you can see I have waited 3 years for this book, every once in a while bugging Ms. Adams for a releases date.  I wanted Rocker and Cris’ story because they were two characters that I loved.  So when I finally found out that it was releasing, I could not even begin to explain how excited I was.  Let me just say that the wait was totally worth it.  Ms. Adams nailed this one.  It was everything I could have hoped for and more.  It had all the feels and from the moment I started I could not put it down. 

Rocker and Cris have a lot of history together.  They have known each other since they were young teenagers, with Rocker being her brother’s best friend.  But they never seemed to get along.  They each claimed to hate the other but we see over time how that hate is so much more.  We see the both of them discover that their feelings for each are anything but hate. 

The majority of this book takes place fifteen years ago, which I loved.  We get to see how Rocker got to the place he is today.  We see how he became the man that we saw in the ABM and HW.  But more importantly we see how his relationship with Cris evolves over the years.  They had a rocky relationship where there were many arguments, but there were also moments that will make you laugh.  The banter between them always made me smile.  And the moment when they both realize their feelings, the moment when they are first intimate is a moment I will never forget.  It is one that I felt inside.  At that moment you felt every bit of love and passion that these two had for each other.  It was so beautiful to see.

Rocker is the guy that you love but at times want to throat punch. He is 100% alpha male who at times can act like a real jerk.  But regardless I loved him.  He had a heart, and despite the way he sometimes acted towards Cris you felt the love and knew it was because he cared. 

Cris is the heroine that I loved.  She is strong and independent but I think in a way a little naïve especially when it comes to Rocker’s world.  But she was young and I understood that part.  But it is also what I loved about her.

I loved that we got to see a lot of the other characters in this book especially Matty who I love.  He has a very close relationship with his sister and I loved seeing it in this book.  And of course the other members of the Bastards MC, Tank, Tiny, Dean.  I loved them all.  These characters and this series is one that I can talk about for days.  Ms. Adams once again proved why she is an amazing writing and why I love reading her stories.  I felt it all with this one.  There is some drama and angst, times that will make you want to cry and moments where your heart will melt.  I felt every emotion right along with Rocker and Cris, the anger and frustration to the love and passion.  I cannot wait for the next one. 

Just a side note, Unfinished Business is a spin off of the MC Bastards series.  You don’t have to read the first two books but I highly recommend that you do.  It will give you a better understanding of the characters.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cover Reveal: Shock Jock by A.M. Madden

Title: Shock Jock: A Lair Novel
Author: A.M. Madden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 24, 2017 








I’m Vaughn Lair. 

You might have heard of my rock star cousin, Jack.
I’m on the radio for entirely different reasons.
My voice may not cause women to swoon through music and lyrics…it’s the content of my syndicated radio show that has them desperate to talk to me.
I’m a sex therapist who doles out great advice.
My doctorate gives me license to hold nothing back.
My listeners have crowned me the King of Romance.
I change relationships for the better. 
I'm the SEXpert. 
The erotic shock jock.
The man with a plan. 
Until one call on the air turns the tables on me.
A stranger suddenly has me questioning everything I thought I knew about myself. 
And then an unexpected turn of events between my best friend and me only worsens my confusion.
I have all the answers, except when it comes to my own damn love life.
This man no longer has a plan.
This man is now the one needing advice.

This book is a contemporary stand alone novel from the male pov meant for mature readers who are 18+. It contains explicit language and graphic sexual content.









A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling author, as well as 2016 eLit Gold Medalist for Best Romance Ebook, and 2016 Ippy Award Silver Medalist for Best Romance Ebook. 

A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author. 
"It's all about the HEA."

A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House and Ever After Romance. 

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going. She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.

A.M. Madden, Independent Romance Author.
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Blog Tour: Stubborn as a Mule by Juliette Poe










Down in Whynot, NC, there are three things that hold true: 1) life moves just a little bit slower, 2) family means everything, and 3) you don’t mess with history.

When his family decides to sell a home that’s been part of their history for over a century, Lowe Mancinkus is madder than a hornet. To add insult to injury, the woman who purchased it is some fancy pants, city girl looking to fix it up and sell it off. Doesn’t matter that she’s sexy as hell or that just being near her gets his blood racing like never before. That home belongs to his family, or at least it did until she came to town.

Well that just won’t do, now will it?

From the moment that she laid eyes on the historical home in rural North Carolina, Melinda Rothschild knew Mainer House was something special. The perfect escape from life in New York City, Melinda signed the papers and set to work restoring the house to its natural beauty. That is until an angry Lowe showed up on her doorstep one day. With a scowl on his handsome, chiseled face. And a shotgun in his strong, muscular arms.

Is it getting hot in here?

Melinda’s about to get a lesson on life in the south, but Lowe is about to learn a lesson of his own – this city girl doesn’t back down from a fight.




4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I just adore this series.  After reading the first book I couldn't wait for the next one.  I wanted Lowe's story and Ms. Bennett did not disappoint.  It's a fun, sweet and light read.  A little drama but nothing over the top.  It's just one of those books that makes you smile.  

Ever since his family sold the Mainer house, Lowe is determined to make the new owner's life a little complicated with his antics.  He knows how to piss her off and he does so with no regrets. That house meant something to him and he does not want someone coming in and renovating the entire house, taking away the charm and history it has. But this times he's gone too far and has been ordered by the judge to work on the house and help the new owner as his sentence.  It's either that or jail.  When he was handed his sentence I thought to myself "Oh this will be fun."

Mely has purchased this house for reasons that no one knows.  It means something to her and she is not about to let Lowe ruin it for her.  That man pushes her buttons like no man has.  She can't deny how gorgeous he is but his personality does not match his looks.  Until she really gets to know him and realizes maybe he isn't the jerk she thought him to be

There is something there between Lowe and Mely. There's this undeniable connection.  But will either one of them be able to admit what is really going on between them?

I really enjoyed this book.  The laughs, the banter back and forth, the pranks and even the little bit of drama.  I loved it all, especially Lowe.  He has this way about him. He's cute and sexy with a heart of gold.  I loved his relationship with his family and how he cares and took care of those around him. 

I loved Mely.  She was so different than I thought she would be.  She sweet and
Fun and I loved everything about her.  And I especially loved her friendship with her and her BFF Morri.  He was such a fantastic addition to this cast of characters.  

If you are looking for the perfect beach or lazy day read then this one is for you.  I was fun and witty and sweet.   I cannot wait for the next one. 


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Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett.

A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.

When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Release Blitz" Flutter by Olivia Evans

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Dylan Walker has spent six years trying to move on from the loss of his girlfriend, Presley Cooper. Motivated by grief and the desire to do for others what he couldn’t do for her, he burns the candle at both ends to make it through medical school. After graduation he moves west, putting as much distance as possible between his past and his present.

Or so he thought.
Unknowingly, Dylan has been set on a path that will destroy everything he thought he knew. All the pain, all the grief, was all for nothing. With the help of an unexpected ally, Dylan must find the answers and save the girl he loves before it’s too late.
Deceit.
Betrayal.
Revenge.
A second chance at love.
But first, he must find a way to make her remember her past. Remember him. Remember everything.





Dylan stood in front of his bathroom sink, a towel wrapped around his waist as he wiped the fog from the mirror. He studied his face, the lines that creased the skin around his blue-gray eyes and the shadows underneath that never seemed to fade. His eyes dropped lower, and his hand lifted of its own accord to trace the wing of the butterfly tattooed over his heart. The red ink curved and twisted to form a beautiful wing on one side, while the other was nothing but sharp, broken lines, the decayed black wing dripping with ink. It was the perfect tribute to Presley. She used to say he made her flutter. He regretted never telling her she did the same to him. When she left, she took that feeling with her.






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Olivia Evans is a dreamer by day, writer by night. She's obsessed with music and loves discovering new bands. Traveling the world and watching the sun set in every time zone sounds like heaven to her. A true Gemini, she follows her heart blindly and lives life to the fullest with her husband, son, and friends. Her other loves are: Chuck Taylors, Doc Martens, concert tees, gangster movies, sports, wine, craft beer and her shih tzu's.


Release Blitz: Monster Among the Roses by Linda Kage


Will you dare to gaze upon the monster among the roses?


MONSTER AMONG THE ROSES
Fairy Tale Quartet #1
Linda Kage
Releasing July 24, 2017


“Do you know how to
get to the rose garden?”
“No, you can’t go
there. A monster lives there.”

Shaw
Hollander is desperate.

Broke,
unemployed, and determined to help his ailing mother, he falls on the good
graces of a wealthy benefactor who is willing to give Shaw a job at his mansion
in order to pay off his mother’s debts. Suddenly finding himself surrounded by
lavish riches, he has no idea what his duties truly entail until he’s sent to
the rose garden and meets the tragically mutilated Isobel.

This Beauty
and the Beast story holds true to the core of the fable while shaking off the
element of fantasy and dragging it into present day reality. Shaw and Isobel
are ready to let you climb into their four-wheel-drive pickup and take a ride
with them into their version of happily ever after, but only if you first dare
to gaze upon the monster among the roses.


4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I loved this book.  Monster Among the Roses is a contemporary take on the fairy tale Beauty and Beast.  It has bits and pieces that remind me of the beautiful fable.  But it has been modernized in a way that makes you relate with the characters.  I loved watching Shaw and Isobel’s story unfold.  They way it was told, the way they learned to love and open up together.  It was just a beautiful story.

Shaw has fallen on desperate times.  His mother lost her business, her health is declining, she has bills that have gone unpaid for far too long and his brothers and sisters are useless when it comes to helping him out.  He will do anything to help his mother and take care of her.  He schedules a meeting with Mr. Nash, one of the people that his mother owns money to, and hopes that he can find a way to convince him to forgive his mother’s loan.  He offers up his services in any way that he can in exchange for his mother’s debt being wiped clean.  So Shaw has just become Mr. Nash’s new handyman around his beautiful mansion.  But Shaw soon finds out that he has been hired to be more than just a handy man.  He hired him because of his daughter Isobel.

 When Isobel was seventeen she lost her mother in a fire, the same fired that completely scarred one side of her body.  Aside from doctor’s visits she has not left the house in 8 years.  She spends her time in her library and her rose garden, the two things that give her joy in life.   Her father wants her to feel alive again and not be the hermit that she has become.  Which is part of his reasons for hiring Shaw.  When Isobel first meets him she has no idea who he is, why he is here in her rose garden and lets him know it.  She is bitter and angry and most of the other help try to stay away from her.  But Shaw treats her differently. He doesn’t see her scars, he sees a beautiful woman who he is completely intrigued but and wants to get to know better, but she has no desire to talk to him.  So he comes up with a plan, one that was adorably cute I may add.  And so their friendship begins.  But will anything more come out of this new friendship?  Can two people from two different worlds be together?  Can someone like Shaw fall in love with a woman who is as scarred as Isobel is? 


What I loved about this story the most was Shaw and Isobel and they way they fell for each other.  Shaw was this really sweet and caring guy who only saw beauty when he looked at Isobel.  He was an amazing guy who would do anything for those he loved.  In the beginning Isobel was a little rude and sounded bitter but I could totally understand why.  She was so self-conscious about the way she looked and was so afraid of how she would be treated that I think caused the bitterness and confrontational side of her.  But once you see her open up and start to really feel alive I loved her.  She had a sarcastic side to her that I loved and that just made her and Shaw even cuter together. 

Linda Kage did such a fantastic job with this story.  I loved how Shaw reached out to Isobel, giving her an olive branch so to speak.  I loved the way they started their friendship.  they faced a few obstacles and there was a twist here and there but that is what made this story great.  The Beauty didn’t just fall in love with the Beast and they quickly lived happily ever after.  There were moments of doubt on both ends.  And that is what made it feel real and more relatable.  I loved these characters.  This was a beautiful and at times emotional story.  This was the first book in this series and I cannot wait for the next one.  A great start to a new series by Ms. Kage. 



I grew up
on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now I live in
Kansas with my husband, two daughters, nine cuckoo clocks, and a cat named
Holly. My life's been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love.
Writing's always been a major part my world, and I'm so happy to finally share
some of my stories with other romance lovers.



I'm a member of Romance Writers of America, and I've been through a writing
correspondence class in children's literature from The Institute of Children's
Literarture, and then I continued my writing lessons by majoring in English
with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State
University. 





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