Sunday, September 14, 2014

Flying by Megan Hart *REVIEW*



Flying
Megan Hart



Flying was an intense and emotional story of a woman dealing with the harsh life she had been dealt through empty, meaningless weekend relationships. "Flying" was her escape from life and a chance to forget who she was, what her life had become since that night. Her struggles felt real and she was very easy to connect with. At first the concept of the double-life she was leading didn't really click. But as the story began to play out and pieces of the puzzle fell into place, her thoughts and actions began to make more sense. There is a lot going on in this one, a lot I think any middle aged mother or woman could identify with. I really wasn't expecting the story to grab my attention as much as it did. There were some very tough moments that choked me up a bit. 




When Stella meets Matthew the story really takes a turn. He challenges everything she has been fighting for years, he makes her feel something again. When her fight or flight kicks in, does she stay and see what could possibly be this strong drawing connection or does she run and treat him like the rest of her weekend "flights"? Honestly, my feelings towards Matthew were all over the place. He could be the perfect man one minute and an unbelievable prick the next. He wasn't outright mean, just didn't have much of a backbone or deserve Stella at times. He had a past he hadn't quite dealt with yet but he wasn't willing to open up or move forward either for Stella's sake. 

This was my first book by Megan and I enjoyed it. It had depth, grit and still managed to be wickedly hot.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Like - Social Media #2 - #Giveaway


LIKE (Social Media #2)
By @JA Huss
Publication Date: September 10, 2014
Novella (115ish pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance





Synopsis:

#WhatADick

Vaughn Asher. I’ve stalked him relentlessly. I shaped and formed my lust into the perfect dirty hashtag…day after day… weekend after weekend. He was my prince. My fairy tale. My fantasy.

I gave him the best years of my online life and what did he do for me?

Ruined my social media experience one tweet at a time. That’s what.

#Fantastic #BackToNatureFucking
#MissingSomething #You

And now #TheDickWhoIsVaughnAsher thinks he can weasel his way back into this filthy blue bird’s Twitter account? He’s wrong.

His public fantasy is about to collide… ah, fuck it. He’s hot as hell, bitches. I need more than a free sample. This time I want it all. And I’ll do whatever it takes to get it.



MY REVIEW:

Like was a perfect "follow"-up.  I honestly can't get enough of Vaughn and Grace.  JA surprises us at every turn of the page.  Things are really heating up and I loved getting a little better look into Vaughn's mind and personal life.  I think we'll learn a lot more about both characters as the novellas progress, a point that grips you and keeps the reader engaged in the story.  You don't know everything up front. There is mystery on both ends and plenty of heat.  It's a heady mix and such a unique concept for a story plot.  Yeah...Vaughn comes off like a dick...but really, I kind of "Like" him...a lot!  He is just complex and uses his form of relationships as a personal defense.  But I think Grace is the one to test those defenses.  It's going to be one hell of a ride watching this play out and I'll be there to the end.  5 Stars on this one!



EXCERPT:

My tablet dings with an incoming third-party Twitter notification.

@FilthyBlueBird has unfollowed you.

I laugh. “Oh, Grace, Grace, Grace. You think you can slip me that easily?”

Grace @FilthyBlueBird – 1s
OMG, I have a stalker! What do I do, #BlueBirds?

You’d think a woman using Twitter this regularly for a few years would understand how it all works. I can still see her tweets when she unfollows me. I have to stop and laugh a little.

MovieStar @VaughnAsher – 30s
@FilthyBlueBird Who is this stalker? I will set him straight.

And then the usual happens. Within minutes, there are dozens of @replies. Mostly from her girlfriends on the Dirty Heaven list, the #BlueBirds. But some random stalkerish fans of my own are in there too.

@VaughnAsher is @FilthyBlueBird your GF?
@VaughnAsher if you’re the stalker, you can stalk me any time!
@VaughnAsher who is @FilthyBlueBird? Can I be your blue bird?

They get worse from there. Invitations to fuck them. Sit on my face. #SOHF is a code word for that on Twitter. @FilthyBlueBird uses that one a lot. And I’ve got to admit, that’s something I’d like to imagine. More than imagine, actually. I’d like to lick that sweet little pussy until she’s dripping down my chin. 
Fuck. I’m horny. I reach for my phone and press Grace’s number in my contacts. She picks up on the first ring.
“What the hell are you doing?” she growls at me.
“You left so suddenly, Grace. I didn’t have a chance to—”
“Get off my Twitter feed, Asher. Now!”
I chuckle. It’s one of those full-of-myself chuckles I do when my power is looming over people. “Now whyever would I do that, Miss Kinsella?”
“Because, Vaughn, I’m just a girl from Denver who has absolutely no interest in signing your contract. It was a fun fling, but it’s over now. So leave me alone and stop stalking me on Twitter! My friends are all going to see—” She’s interrupted by a continuous litany of pinging from my tablet and I admit, at this point in the conversation, I’ve got a hand over my mouth to stop the laughing. She screams on the other end of the line. 
I can see why. She just got bombarded with tweets asking about me. 
“Oh my God. What do I tell them? What the hell am I going to tell them?” She screams again. “Fuck! Bebe just found out, thanks a lot! I never told her about you, now she’s going to know I was with you on the island.”
“So?”
“So? Jesus, have you no sympathy for me at all? She’s my best friend and I lied to her! I fucked a goddamned movie star and I didn’t tell her! How can you—”
“Grace?”
“—be so fucking cold, you jerk!”
“Grace?”
“Oh. My. God. Do you hear that? That’s her now! She’s calling on the other line!”
“Answer it, I’ll wait.”
“Answer it? No! I’m—”
“Grace?”
“What?”
“I’ll tell them all it was a lie if…”
“If what?” she growls at me through the phone.
“If you have phone sex with me, right now.”





And introducing PART THREE


BLOCK (Social Media #3) 

By @JA Huss

Publication Date: September 24, 2014

Novella (115ish pages)

Adult Contemporary Romance




Description:


Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #YouAreCaredFor So the movie star says. But his idea of cared for isn’t the same as mine. Obviously a #Douche.


MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird #BehindTheScenesIsMyScene The Blue Bird has trust issues. And tantrum issues. And commitment issues.


Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #SaidTheKettleToThePot


MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird #YouAreMine and I won’t let you forget it.


Grace @FilthyBlueBird
@VaughnAsher #YouMustShitUnicorns that’s how delusional your fairy tale is. #GetAGripOnReality I’m outtie.


MovieStar @VaughnAsher
@FilthyBlueBird You're an #Innie #Sweetheart :) My tongue licked all your #CuteLittleButtons.


#ForTheLoveOfFilth


Why is he so damn sexy? How will I ever get out from under Asher’s thumb if I can’t stop thinking about his tongue on my buttons? #HottiesNeedToPlayFair


LINKS

Pre-order Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/BLOCK-Social-Media-JA-Huss-ebook/dp/B00NB59PCU/

Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23160722-block


Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Decimation of Mae ~ Review

The Decimation of Mae by D.H. Sidebotto
 My rating: 5 of 5 stars






It took me awhile to write this, come to grips with the heart wrenching story that is Mae's. But even though it is a dark, twisted tale - it also has it's own twisted sort of beauty as well. I won't lie...it is very dark but also one of the best books I have read. D.H. doesn't sugarcoat anything in this book. You get to experience it all through Mae. Every horrifying minute. But she's tough and not about to go without a fight.





I don't want to go into a lot of detail because this book is all about the unknown...trust me! Your insides will surely be twisted in knots time and again, only to be ripped from you at the end. Have plenty of tissues at hand. You will need them. This is my second book by D.H. and definitely won't be the last!