Sunday, September 28, 2014

FaCade *REVIEW*


*****5 STARS*****

Total and complete mind f*ery!  Up, down and all around...this one will leave your head spinning.  DH and Ker co-wrote this seamlessly...you would never know it was written by two authors.  I think this was probably my first co-op book.  I was a little skeptical, not knowing if I would be able to see the different styles because all author's have their signature flair.  That's what makes them unique and successful.  DH and Ker must have the same demented, warped (in a good way) mind because their styles compliment each other perfectly.



I don't really even know how to review this one without giving anything away.  It is a must read for anyone who loves the dark, grittier plots with a huge dose of the unknown because for most of this book...you have no freaking clue what the truth is.  Just when you think you have it figured out...PLOT TWIST...



I really connected with Star, the lead female.  She is feisty, smart and driven in finding the answers of her missing memory.  Dante...Dante...He is one messed up a$$hole.  I was just as confused as Star when she started remembering, not being able to reconcile the past person with the present.  How could a person be so different and what happened to make him change into this evil, tormented being.  And then the ending slaps you in the face..dun..dun...dunnnnn!  HOLY CRAP!  I didn't see that coming at all.  Waiting for the next book is going to be pure torture!



Buy Links:
AMAZON - http://www.amazon.com/FaCade-Deception-Book-Ker-Dukey-ebook/dp/B00NNDXT68/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1411951156&sr=8-14&keywords=Facade

AMAZON UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/FaCade-Deception-Book-Ker-Dukey-ebook/dp/B00NNDXT68/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411951244&sr=8-1&keywords=Facade+Sidebottom

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22293515-facade 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Block Review #Giveaway & Status Reveal



BLOCK (Social Media #3) 
By @JAHuss
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


REVIEW:

Best one yet!  Block will keep you on your toes between Grace fighting Vaughn at every turn and Vaughn actually wanting something real.  There is a lot bubbling under the surface that is just waiting to break the surface.  I have a feeling it will leave us all reeling in the typical JA fashion.  We get a little more of Grace's history in this book, a better understanding of why she is terrified to live her fantasy in real life.  But we get to see the softer side of Vaughn and the lengths he is willing to go for Grace.  See...I knew he wasn't a complete a$$hole.  He has his endearing qualities that balance his caveman tendencies.  I think this is the first serial series that I actually feel satisfied after reading each installment but am equally anxious to get my hands on the next.  They are truly addictive.  The writing is top notch and the plot is so mysterious and twisted, you honestly have no idea where the journey will lead.  All you can do is hold on and go for the ride.  Buckle up because it's one hell of a trip!


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INTRODUCING STATUS – Social Media #4
STATUS (Social Media #4) 
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: October 8, 2014
Novella (115ish pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance

Description:

MovieStar @VaughnAsher 
@FilthyBlueBird #DirtyHeaven is mine tonight. 

Grace @FilthyBlueBird 
@VaughnAsher I own #DirtyHeaven, bitch. #VaughnAsherIsMyBitch 

MovieStar @VaughnAsher 
@FilthyBlueBird #FlashbackTime Get ready

Grace @FilthyBlueBird 
Come here and take off my lip gloss @VaughnAsher #OnMyKneesWaiting 

MovieStar @VaughnAsher 
@FilthyBlueBird #Flashback to last night. Oh, you weren’t wearing lip gloss. But you are now. #GetOnYourKneesAndWait 



OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:

FOLLOW (Social Media #1) 
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: August 27. 2014
Novella (150 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance



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

iBOOKS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id917290810 

BLOCK EXCERPT:

Hes gone. And what did I figure? That Id be the girl to change him? That Id be the girl he falls in love with? That Id be the girl who could claim his heart, even though countless others have tried and failed?
Im an idiot.
For years, my Dirty Heaven was Vaughn Asher. I lived and breathed for those Saturday nights and ever since I met him in person, my fantasy faded away, one disappointment at a time.
Hes a jerk.
Hes a sexual deviantand even though I did like that date we had, a BDSM relationship was never part of my perfect fantasy. I didnt exactly dream of wedding bells and diapers, but it was a monogamous partnership kind of dream. I would live in Denver and build my career, flying out to see him in Hollywood every weekend for parties and fun. Then hed fly back with me on Sunday nights to fuck me in ways that did not involve kneeling at his feet or having bite-sized morsels placed on my tongue. Hed kiss me goodnight on my doorstep like the perfect Prince Charming and fly home for a week of hard work and Id do the same here in my own little corner of the world.
And although I think he might be on board with the distance that I prefer in a relationship, his unique sexual requests are notpart of my long-term plan. That is vacation sex. That is one-night-stand sex. That is not partnership sex. 
So its better this way. Im perfectly happy like this. Im going to find myself a new fantasy prince and give him all my Dirty Heaven attention. Maybe a younger one this time. Someone more my age. Someone who doesnt need to prove his sexual prowess with games.
"Earth to Grace?"
Im going to forget all about Vaughn Asher, wipe him right out of my life.
"Hello?"
Which is easier said than done when those stupid fucking Invisible Man 2 posters are all over this fucking airport.
"See something you like up there? Because thats my soon-to-be husband."
"What?" I look over at Kristi who is handing me a cup of coffee from the Starbucks while stuffing her face with a blueberry muffin. "No!" I laugh. "No, I was looking at the IM2 poster next to Johnny Blazens Broncos."
"Oh, yeah, that Vaughn Asher is a dream. Id do him." She chuckles as we drag our luggage onto the moving sidewalk that will take us down to the end of the concourse to the gate. The Blazens have hired a jet to shuttle Denver friends and family over to Vegas and they keep all the small airlines on the very edge of the concourse, making the walk a long one.
Hmmm. "He’s OK, I guess. Not quite my idea of a dream though.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

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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.