Monday, September 29, 2014

Grayson by Lisa Eugene





All she needed was a job…
The last thing twenty-four year old grad student Angie Roberts needs is to worry about her new boss’s father. After all, she’s never even seen him. He remains sequestered upstairs in a house that looks like it should be the main feature in an episode of Hoarders. She had no idea the house was such a dump when she took the job. But she’s concerned about the safety and health of the old man living under such horrid conditions.

What she got was a mystery…
Despite warnings not to venture upstairs, she wanders up to the second floor. What she sees is shocking. The man she finds is a gorgeous, sexy, middle-aged man-- and he's stepping out of the shower. But something is definitely not right. Why would this wealthy, handsome man live in a house in such disrepair while his nine-teen year old son resides in a lavish penthouse? Why does he hide away from society? Why does he come to her rescue and then run away?

What she discovered was heartbreaking…
Angie learns that forty-four year old Grayson Whitmore suffers from schizophrenia. Paranoid, he retreats into his own world.

What she ended up with was a treasure…
Angie is determined to get through to him. They form a friendship that blazes into an inconceivable love fired with erotic passion. Angie must now come to Grayson’s rescue because the wicked that has been perpetrated on him is unconscionable. First, though, she must gain the trust of a man whose mind does not allow for such a thing. 








I watched Grayson discard the condom into one of the garbage bags. I pouted, staring at him. “You know, I’m still mad at you.”
I didn’t want him to think he’d gotten away with putting me through a week of hell, of not knowing if he was truly okay.
“Still mad?” He swung his gaze to me, incredulous. Laughter danced in his blue eyes. “After what just happened between us?”
I rolled my eyes. Leave it to a man to think that good—great—okay, freaking fantastic sex, would fix everything. 
He regarded me with a lopsided grin and said, “Yeah, I could really feel your anger as you were screaming for me to pound you harder.”
My jaw dropped in shock. I couldn't believe he’d just said that. This man was outrageous! My eyes rounded and I gave him a playful punch on his chest. 
“I did not!”
“Let’s see...” He screwed up his face, grinning. “I guess when you said, ‘Fuck me, Grayson,’ you really meant, ‘Oh, Grayson, I’m so mad at you!’”
I kept hitting him as he laughed and raised his palms in his defense. What made it worse was that he mimicked me in a high-pitched girly voice, which sent me into unwanted hysterics. 
He continued, “Or, when you said, ‘Harder, Grayson, harder!’ you really meant, ‘I’m really pissed right now.’” 
“You are the most frustrating man I’ve ever known!” I declared with a huff, pushing him backwards into the upholstered chair. 
He was a big man and he no doubt allowed me to topple him, but I was surprised when he grabbed my waist and pulled me down onto his lap.


Lisa Eugene began writing as a way to mentally escape from the hectic medical world where she has been a practicing nurse for over twenty years. After publishing her first novel, STRICTLY BUSINESS, she quickly learned that readers couldn't get enough of the world she created and now she lives out her wildest fantasies by writing steamy romantic suspense for her fan-favorite Washington Memorial Hospital series.

When she's not plotting her next dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure, you can find her juggling a full time job, playing soccer mom, or curled up reading a good romance.


Instagram: http://instagram.com/lisaeugene43 
Website: http://lisaeugenebooks.com/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisaeugene43 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaEugeneTheSweetSpot?ref=hl 




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!


LINKS





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.

Author Links:

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!



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Shattered Ties - ON SALE


Shattered Ties teaser:
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One minute, I was standing there, waiting for him, and the next, I was knocked down to the ground. I shrieked as a body pinned me against the ground.
“Shut up!” a voice growled out as a hand clamped over my mouth.
Ally. I was so screwed.
I tried to push her off of me, but it was no use. For as tiny as she was, she was strong.
“You think you’re so badass, walking around with Jesse like you own him. Well, I’ve got news for you. He’s mine, and you need to stay the fuck away from him.”
“Emma! Where are you?” Jesse called from close-by.
Thank God.
Ally cursed under her breath. “You tell him about this, and I’ll beat the ever-loving shit out of you. Remember what I said—he’s mine.”
She was gone as silently as she’d appeared. I was still lying on the ground in shock when Jesse walked up to me.
 

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Shattered Ties links:


Amazon: 
http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Ties-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00GM0PF7A/ref=la_B00BLUXIVQ_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409796956&sr=1-7 




New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author
Torn Series, Ties Series, Breaking Alexandria, Taming Alec
Deception is available for preorder! http://bit.ly/1qRPTLp