ARC Review: Shatter by Erin McCarthy-True Believers Series- Book 4

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Shatter

True Believers Series- Book 4

Genre: New Adult

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By Erin McCarthy

Synopsis

Kylie Warner prides herself on being optimistic, but after finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend and flunking chemistry, her upbeat attitude has taken a dive. Even an impromptu hook-up with her sexy new chemistry tutor only brightens her mood slightly. After all, it’s not like she’ll ever see the tattooed scholar again…

While he’s a whiz at complex equations, Jonathon Kadisch has trouble when it comes to figuring out women. So when Kylie tells him that she’s pregnant after their night of passion, he’s at a complete loss. He’s prepared to be a good father—unlike his own deadbeat dad—but he’s less prepared to fall for the genuine and alluring blonde bearing his child.

With emotions running high, Kylie wonders if Jonathon’s devotion is out of growing love or looming obligation. And when heartbreak threatens to tear them apart, Jonathon will have to fight for the only girl who’s ever made him feel whole…

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5 Star Read

Michel’s Review

Kylie Warner has been the rainbows and sunshine personality of the group. Her positive attitude and optimistic outlook on life has been the inspiration for her friends. But after her boyfriend cheated on her with one of her best friends, she is struggling to hold herself together. She has moved out on her own and her academics are suffering. She is failing Chemistry and needs a tutor.

When she meets Darwin, her sexy tattooed tutor, she’s in for a very pleasant surprise. A new kind of Chemistry lesson is taking place. A one night stand is just what she needed to get her spirits up, her self confidence up, and a new outlook towards her new life. This outstanding Chemistry lesson has now led into the very basic Biology lesson. She is pregnant.

Jonathon “Darwin” Kadisch is all about science and equations. Everything in life has a process, a procedure, and an answer. It’s just a matter of research and application. When he finds out he is going to be a father he is a bit stumped. But like anything he has done, he puts himself completely into the equation, researches the avenues to pursue, and is determined to be a good father, unlike his own father.

As the two decide how pursue the unexpected parenthood they find that there is more to it than biological changes, life changes, and financial changes. It’s about changes of the heart. Two polar opposite people will find that their chemistry cannot be defined by a textbook or formula. They will find that matters of the heart create the perfect balance in life.

I loved the relationship between Kylie and Jonathon. Their personalities complemented each other and gave each other something the other was missing. Their banter and corny science jokes made me laugh out loud. Their emotional journey made me ache for them and celebrate with them. When the two come to the realization that they were meant for each other, it became the perfect formula and equation.

Erin McCarthy once again delivered an entertaining and sexy romance. She combined intelligence, wit, and compassion into a story that will have the readers glued to the pages.

I highly recommend Shatter. It can be read as a stand alone novel or in order of the True Believers series. I highly recommend this series.

The True Believers Series 

True book 1When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they’ll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job…unbeknownst to Rory.

Tyler has told Rory that he’s not good enough for her. She’s smart, doctor smart, while he’s barely scraping by at his EMT program, hoping to pull his younger brothers out of the hell their druggy mother has left them in. But he can’t seem to stay away from her, and even when Rory knows she should push him away, something about him makes it nearly impossible for her to resist—even though her heart is at stake…

Torn between common sense and desire, the two find themselves caught up in a passionate relationship. But when Tyler’s broken family threatens to destroy his future, and hers, Rory will need to decide whether to cut her ties to his risky world or follow her heart, no matter what the cost…

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Sweet2Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents’ constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can’t go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann’s house.

Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she’s hiding herself.

Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing—the best guy—to ever happen to her…

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Believe3Robin used to be a party girl… until she got black out drunk and woke up in bed with her best friend’s boyfriend. Now she’s faced with being THAT girl, and couldn’t be more disgusted with herself. She can’t even tell her friends the reason for her sudden sobriety and she avoids everyone until she meets Phoenix—quiet, tattooed, and different in every way that’s good and oh, so bad…

Phoenix is two days out of jail when he meets Robin at his cousin’s house, and he knows that he has no business talking to her, but he’s drawn to her quiet demeanor, sweet smile, and artistic talent. She doesn’t care that he’s done time, or that he only has five bucks to his name, and she supports his goal to be a tattoo artist.

But Phoenix knows Robin has a secret, and that it’s a naïve dream to believe that his record won’t catch up with them at some point. Though neither is prepared for the explosive result when the past collides with the present…

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Author Bio:

erin mccarthyUSA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.

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ARC Review: In His Sights by Jo Davis- The Sugarland Blues Series- Book 3

In His SightsIn His Sights

Sugarland Blues Series- Book 3

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By Jo Davis

Synopsis

From the author of Hot Pursuit and the Firefighters of Station Five novels…

When a dangerous criminal targets those whom Sugarland detective Chris Ford holds dear, nothing will stop him from hunting down his man.…

Chris is one the best and brightest at the Sugarland PD, but lately a mysterious illness has him struggling to get through the day. When his symptoms land him in the care of brilliant and sexy Dr. Robyn Lassiter, Chris realizes that he is the latest victim in a rash of mysterious poisonings in the area—most of them fatal. Figuring out who’s causing the fatal outbreak has become a very personal—and deadly—race against time.

Despite battling her own personal demons and painful past, Dr. Robyn Lassiter can’t fight her attraction to her new patient. But as she struggles to help Chris track down the sick mind behind the deaths, she’s not only at risk of losing her heart but of falling headlong into a lethal plot that could take her life.…

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5 Star ReadMichel’s Review

ARC provided by the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

In His Sights is the third book in the Sugarland Blues series by Jo Davis. It can be read as a stand alone novel or in series order.

This series is one of the best romantic suspense series I have read. Jo Davis creates strong, passionate characters that will do whatever it takes to uphold the law, solve the case, and serve justice. She adds the right amount of high octane action and a sensual romance that will have the readers fanning themselves. The plot is well delivered and keeps the readers on the edge of their seats.

Sugarland Detective Chris Ford has recovered from his injuries he sustained during a previous case. He’s ready to get back to work and back to his normal daily activities, including his activities with the ladies. The only problem is he seems to be suffering from some kind of illness that is affecting his return to normalcy. He doesn’t seem to be getting better. His symptoms are getting worse and are becoming more debilitating.

Dr. Robyn Lassiter moved to Sugarland with her daughter after the death of her husband. She has thrown herself into her work and raising her daughter. After noticing similar symptoms causing the deaths in several patients, she has become suspicious. When Chris Ford starts displaying the same kind of symptoms that caused the deaths of other patients, she is determined to find the connection. It is looking more like someone is poisoning people. Together the two will have to find out if it is random or connected. They will have to find the source of the poison as well as the source behind it.

The attraction between the two just escalates both their blood pressure. Chris will use all his determination and skill that he uses on the job to convince Robyn she needs more than her work and daughter in her life. The chemistry between these two is combustible.

In His Sights is a story packed full of suspense and danger. The ending will have the readers on the edge of their seats. This life threatening, passionate case will be solved with a heartwarming ending that is exactly what Chris had In His Sights.

Jo Davis delivered another fantastic book. She is the queen of romantic suspense and erotic romance. I highly recommend In His Sights and The Sugarland Blues series.

The Sugarland Blue Series

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When Detective Shane Ford, Sugarland’s favorite man in blue, and Juvenile Detective Daisy Callahan work together on a dangerous case, they find themselves ignoring their professional instincts and falling hard. But when their romance gets in the way of their job—and puts both their lives in jeopardy—Shane vows to break things off. But as they’re about to discover, this kind of steamy passion is impossible to deny…

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Sugarland loves their men in blue, especially Detective Shane Ford. But Shane’s mission to protect and to serve has just gotten personal….

Detective Shane Ford, Sugarland’s favorite cop, has been blindsided by the sudden death of his best friend, NFL star Brad Cooper, and by becoming the legal guardian of Brad’s son, Drew—a bitter, angry sixteen-year-old with a dangerous secret. Shane is determined to pry the truth from Drew, but he manages only to alienate him—and winds up going head-to-head with Juvenile Officer Daisy Callahan, whose job is to protect the teen’s best interests.

Shane has always been drawn to Daisy’s beauty and strength, but he’s determined not to allow their intense attraction to interfere with his duty ever again. It’s a vow that will prove difficult to keep, as the realities of Shane and Daisy’s blossoming love and their growing bond with the grieving teen propel Shane headlong into danger for the new family he has sworn to protect.

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In Sugarland, Detective Taylor Kayne is always ready with quick wit and a quicker smile. But he’s about to meet a woman who will make him want to take his sweet time….

Taylor is a laid-back, smart-aleck kind of lawman. He’s also a man’s man, as well as every woman’s private fantasy. But years ago, he was part of a botched hostage situation that ended with him being hailed as a tough-as-nails hero—even though the pain, fear, and shame from that terrible day still haunt his every moment.

Cara Evans couldn’t care less about Taylor’s pain. In the moment he became a so-called hero, she lost someone she dearly loved. Yet neither of them is prepared for the instant, undeniable attraction that flares between them—or the danger that’s soon hot on their heels.

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Author Bio:

jo davisNational Bestselling author Jo Davis is best known for her popular Firefighters of Station Five series written as Jo Davis, and her dark, sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack, written as J.D. Tyler. PRIMAL LAW, the first book in her Alpha Pack series, is the winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award in Paranormal. She’s also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller’s Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been a two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense.

Jo’s books regularly appear on the Neilson Bookscan, Barnes and Noble, BooksOnBoard, and Amazon bestseller lists, among others.

Jo is currently at work on the SUGARLAND BLUE series, a spin-off of her Firefighters of Station Five series, and her new contemporary romance novella trilogy TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS, scheduled to debut in October 2013 with RAW. She’s also publishing a new FBI series, ARMED AND DEADLY, set to debut in Fall 2013 with ONE LAST KISS. Jo lives in Texas with her two kids and a cute Boston terrier.

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ARC Review: Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks- The Slow Burn Series-Book 1

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Keep Me Safe

The Slow Burn Series- Book 1

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By Maya Banks

Synopsis

A sizzling story of a woman who risks her life and her heart to find a wealthy man’s missing sister—the first novel in a sexy new romantic suspense series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks

When Caleb Devereaux’s younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot.

While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can.

Deeply remorseful for the pain he’s caused, Caleb is determined to make things right. But just when he thinks Ramie’s vanished forever, she reappears. She’s in trouble and she needs his help. Now, Caleb will do risk everything to protect her—including his heart. . . .

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Michel’s Review

2 Stars

ARC provided by the Publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.

Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks was not what I was hoping for or expecting from a writer of her caliber.

Keep Me Safe is book one in the new romantic suspense trilogy The Slow Burn Series. This series features a group of brothers running a security firm and trying to find their kidnapped sister. Caleb Devereaux is determined to bring psychic in to help their search.

Ramie has a gift that wears on her soul. Once Caleb tricks Ramie into finding his sister’s location their story begins. They are mutually attracted to one another but continually deny their feelings.

As the story unfolds it does not seem believable. Caleb has that Alpha Male attitude and when he meets Ramie he instantly wants to protect her. While Ramie wants to be strong her weaknesses have a way of taking over her personality.

Even though this book was written from duo POV I found it very repetitive. The dialogue continued revolving in circles and kept the story from progressing. I also found that quite a bit of the plot, the characters, and series basis was borrowed from Maya’s other series. The brothers were similar to KGI, the security firm again similar to KGI, fortified mansion similar to KGI, Caleb’s personality similar to Burn character, and the secondary characters had familiar traits as well. Her leading female character appeared much more wishy- washy than her other leading female characters. Both leading characters in this series seem to fall flat and their personalities did not jump off the pages. The story moved at a slow pace and I found myself speed reading it rather than absorbing it. The repetitive dialogue spoiled the book. As I closed this book I was grateful to be finished and found no desire to read the next two books in this series.

I think Maya’s publishers/editors did her a disservice by allowing this book to be published. They should of demanded rewrites and better pacing. It feels like the publisher was banking on Maya’s excellent reputation and ability to sell books.

I have read all of Maya Banks books and I have to honestly say that the last three published books were subpar. She is an excellent writer and always delivers a good book. I am very sad to write this review.

Author Bio:
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Release Day Blitz + Review + Giveaway: Frayed by Kim Karr- The Connections Series-Book 4-

 

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Frayed

The Connections Series- Book 4

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By Kim Karr

Synopsis

 

He didn’t think, he didn’t question—he just acted.

What she wanted, she took—without regard.

It was only one night, but it changed everything.

After losing his fiancée, Ben Covington is unsure he’ll ever love again. But he’s so deeply drawn to Bell Wilde that he’s thrown for a loop. Maybe it’s purely sexual chemistry that’s igniting their spark… or maybe it’s his second chance at love.

Bell Wilde has just gotten her life back on track and may not be up the challenge of Ben Covington coming back into it. However, once the spark is reignited…there’s no stopping it. But even if they both manage to pull together their frayed hearts, a secret from Bell’s past just might shatter them both.

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Michel’s Review

Ben Covington has become my favorite character in The Connections series by Kim Karr.  The man has died, resurrected, hit rock bottom, climbed out of the rubble, and began to build a meaningful and productive new life.  He has suffered the loss of a fiance, the loss of his mother, the loss of the career he gave his life up for, and the loss of his true sense of self.  It took hitting rock bottom to realize that there is more to life than loss.  Life is what you make of it.  The one thing that has been consistant in his past life and his present life is the undeniable chemistry he has Bell Wilde.  She threatened his past life and now she may be the one that makes his new life meaningful.

Ben and Bell had a passionate one night stand in college.  That one night affected both of their lives very differently.  For Ben is was the threat of his fiance finding out about his indiscretion.  It could cause him to lose the woman he has loved all his life.  For Bell that night left scars on her soul and led to an event that would forever haunt her life.

Ben kept secrets to save his relationship with his fiance.  Bell kept secrets to save her sanity.  Now both are alone and single.  Their paths keep crossing and the attraction they felt in college is still undeniable.  Can these two overcome their past indiscretions and build a life of love and happiness.  Will their secrets still keep them apart.

Ben Covington knows the value of life.  He has had to rebuild a new life for himself.  He is positive that nothing can keep him from rebuilding one with Bell Wilde.

I loved Ben and Bells story.  They are both charismatic individuals that have had some heavy obstacles to overcome.  Both are strong people that have a passion for life.  Their story will melt your heart.

Kim Karr has created a well written series that keeps the readers addicted.  Not only do the characters experience an epic love story individually, they are all connected in some way.  It is fantastic how Kim Karr has woven an intricate web of past and present circumstances that connect all the characters in some way.  I look forward to the next book in this series and how the characters will be Connected.

I highly recommend Frayed and The Connections series by Kim Karr.  It will not disappoint!

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 The Connections Series

Connected – Book 1 – Buy: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / ITunes

Torn – Book 2 – Buy: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / ITunes

Dazed- Book 2.5 – Buy: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / ITunes

Mended – Book 3 – Buy: Amazon / Barnes and Noble/ ITunes

Blurred – Book 3.5 – Buy: Amazon / Barnes and Noble/ ITunes

Frayed- Book 4 – Buy: Amazon / Barnes and Noble/ ITunes

Author Bio

kim karrKim Karr lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She’s always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, she wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. She went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise her family. Kim currently works part-time with her husband and recently decided to embrace one of her biggest passions–writing.

Kim wears a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of her family. However, she always finds time to read. One of her favorite family outings was taking her kids when they were little to the bookstore or the library. Today, Kim’s oldest child is seventeen and no longer goes with her on these, now rare and infrequent, outings. She finds that she doesn’t need to go on them anymore because she has the greatest device ever invented–a Kindle.

Kim likes to believe in soul mates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. She loves to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart.

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Release Day Blitz: Song Of The Fireflies by J. A. Redmerski

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Song Of The Fireflies

By J. A. Redmerski

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SONG OF THE FIREFLIES by J.A. Redmerski (September 2, 2014; Forever Trade Paperback; $14.00)

THE TRUTH WILL SET THEM FREE

Brayelle Bates has always been a force of nature. Even as a child, Bray’s wild and carefree spirit intimidated everyone around her. The only person who’s ever truly understood her is her best friend, Elias Kline. Though every fiber of her being wants to stay with Elias forever, Bray can’t bear the thought of him discovering her agonizing history. She’s done everything she can to keep him at arm’s length, including moving away. But their undying bond was too strong a pull to deny, and Bray couldn’t survive without him. Now she’s back home with Elias, and things have never felt more right–until one night changes everything.

Elias vowed never to be separated from Bray again. So when she decides to flee in a desperate attempt to escape her fate, Elias knows he must go with her. As the two try to make the most of their circumstance, taking up with a reckless group of new friends, Elias soon realizes there’s a darkness driving Bray he can’t ignore. Now in order to save her, he’ll have to convince Bray to accept the consequences of their reality–even if it means losing her.

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Excerpt

Bray and I spent the whole night in the field chasing the fireflies and laying on the grass, staring up at the stars. She told me all about her sister, Rian, and how she was a snob and was always mean to Bray. I told her about my parents, because I didn’t have any brothers or sisters. She said I was lucky. We talked forever, it seemed. We may have been young, but we connected deeply on that night. I knew we would be great friends, even better friends than Mitchell and I had been, and I had known him since first grade, when he had tried to con me out of my peach cup at lunch.

And before the night was over, we made a pact with each other that would later prove to see us through some very troubled times.

“Promise we’ll always be best friends,” Bray said, lying next to me. “No matter what. Even if you grow up ugly and I grow up mean.”

I laughed. “You’re already mean!”

She elbowed me.

“And you’re already ugly,” she said with a blush in her cheeks.

I gave in, though really I needed no convincing. “OK, I promise.”

We gazed back up at the stars; her fingers were interlaced and her hands rested on her belly.

I had no idea what I was getting into with Brayelle Bates. I didn’t know about such things when I was nine. I didn’t know. But I would never regret a moment with her. Never.

Bray and I were found early the following morning, fast asleep in the grass. We were awoken by three cops; Mr. Parson, who owned the land; and my frantic mother, who thought I had been kidnapped from my room, stuffed in a suitcase, and thrown on the side of a highway somewhere.

“Elias! Oh dear God, I thought you were gone!” She scooped me into her arms and squeezed me so tight I thought my eyeballs were going to burst out of the sockets. She pulled away, kissed me on the forehead, embarrassing the crap out of me, and then squeezed me again.

Bray’s mom and dad were there, too.

“Have you been out here all night with him?” Bray’s dad asked with a sharp edge in his voice.

My mom immediately went into defensive mode. She stood up the rest of the way with me and wrapped one arm around the front of me, pressing my head against her stomach.

“That daughter of yours,” my mom said, and already I was flinching before she finished, “she has a mouth on her. My son would never have snuck out unless he was influenced.”

Oh geez…

I sighed and threw my head back against her.

“Mom, I—”

“Are you blaming this on my daughter?” Bray’s mother said, stepping up front and center.

“As a matter of fact, I am,” my mom said boldly.

Bray started to shrink behind her dad and every second that passed I felt even worse about her being blamed.

Before this got too out of hand, I broke away from my mom’s arms. “Dammit, Mom—!” Her eyes grew wide and fierce, and I stopped midsentence.

“Watch your mouth, Elias!” Then she looked at Bray’s mom again and added,

“See, Elias never uses language like that.”

“Stop it! Please! I snuck out on my own, so leave Bray out of it!”

I hated shouting. I hated that I had to put my mom in her place like that, but I spoke what I felt in my heart, and that was something my mom always taught me to do. Take up for the bullied, Elias. Never stand back and watch someone take advantage of someone else, Elias. Always do and say what you know in your heart to be right, no matter what, Elias.

I hoped she would remember those things when we were back at home.

My mom sighed deeply and I watched the anger deflate with her breath. “I apologize,” she said to Bray’s parents. “Really, I am sorry. I was just so scared something had happened to him.”

Bray’s mom nodded, accepting my mom’s apology with sincerity. “I understand. I’m sorry, too. I’m just glad they’re safe.”

Bray’s dad said nothing. I got the feeling he wasn’t as forgiving as her mom had been.

I was grounded for the rest of the summer for that stunt I pulled. And yes, I met the fly swatter that day, after which I vowed never to sneak out of the house again. But whenever it came to Bray, from that time up until we graduated high school, I did sneak out. A lot. But I never got caught again after that first time.

I know you must be wondering why after so many years of being best friends, attending the same school, working together at the local Dairy Queen, even often sharing a bed, why we never became something more to each other.

Well, the truth is that we did.

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Michel’s Review

Wow! Song of the Fireflies by J. A. Redmerski is an honest, compelling, consuming story of a young couple facing a very terrifying reality. It is beyond one of the best books I have read that deals with a very real problem many face in life ( I can’t say too much because it would give away spoilers).

Song of the Fireflies is a story of true love and the devotion to that love. It is story of facing the realities in life and learning to deal with those realities. Learning that mistakes can force people to make poor choices. It is not a simple matter of facing a mistake and learning from it. It is a story of recognizing why these mistakes are made and recognizing what led to making these mistakes. It is story of giving up oneself for the one you love. Taking a risk of losing that person in order to let that person have a healthy and happy life.

This story is beautifully written. It addresses an issue that affects many people. It is brutally honest about how this issue not only affects that person, it affects every single person that loves them. It is a story of destruction. This is a story of destruction, irrationality, excessive behavior, delusion, and poor judgement. It is also a story of unconditional love, acceptance, hope, healing, and learning to cope with one’s reality. It is a story of learning how to reach your happily ever after.

I loved the cast of characters in this book. Not only were Elias and Bray strong characters that the reader sympathized with, the new friends they chose caught the readers attention. These characters showed strengths and flaws that we could easily identify with. They showed that there are many facets to each and every individual.

If you have read the Edge books you will recognize a scene from that book in Song of the Fireflies. That scene will be from a different characters perspective and you will look at it in an entirely different way. Andrew and Camryn’s take will stay the same but you will see what exactly happened and why. I love when an author can intermix their books into another story and make it work.

J. A. Redmerski delivered a truthful rendition of a life many people are living. I highly recommend this book.

Author Bio:

jredmerski12J. A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today andWall Street Journal bestselling author lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children, two cats and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

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The Moment Of Letting Go

Coming April 2015

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I touch his lips with two of my fingers. “You can tell me whenever you’re ready. I’m here to listen, and I’m not going anywhere. There’s nothing you can say to scare me away. I won’t leave again unless it’s what you want. I still have four days left of my vacation and I want to spend them with you.”
“I want you to stay.”
“Then I’m staying.”
“What about after that?”
“We’ll figure it out.”
He gazes into my eyes, searching for something, I could never know what, but I think he finds it because his lips smash against mine and he kisses me hungrily. I feel my body being lifted into the air, my legs wrapped around his waist, and the air in the room hitting me as he carries me quickly through it, never breaking the kiss. In seconds I feel the comfort of his bed beneath my back and his lumpy pillows I missed so much, around my head.
We strip off each other’s clothes clumsily and Luke is on top of me before I can even catch my breath. But I don’t need my breath when I have his, and his kiss is deep and forceful and it alone makes my body dizzy with need.

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Blog Tour + Review: Crimson Ties by J. T. Cheyanne

Crimson Ties Blog Tour

Title: Crimson Ties

Authors: VL Moon and JT Cheyanne

Series: Crimson Reign, book #2

Pages: 794

Synopsis

Not everything in Heaven is as holy as it seemsÖ 

 

In Crimson Ties, the second installment of the Crimson Nights Saga, Laziel is nowhere to be found, and with the ferocity of Malachi Denaliís vampiric temperament growing out of control, Romeís Vatican enclave and those that dwell there risk everything to keep their Kingís throne out of Darklon De Sangueís treacherous hands.

As Darklonís mental state deteriorates, his treasonous plans to overthrow Malachi know no bounds. With Arial dancing upon a deadly double-edged sword and working to gain Darklonís trust, this continuing saga keeps everyone on tenterhooks as new treaties are strengthened and friendships are forged by oaths and blood.

Will Laziel return in time to save Malachi from those that threaten the male he loves, or will the fury of Malachiís distain for emotion see Laziel ascend if he refuses to accept the hand that destiny has dealt him and the gift of his angelís love?

With emotions running high, and Malachiís past turning up to haunt them both in the form of the mysterious Vischeral Bourne, the twists and turns may prove too much for Laziel and his vampire. While Malachi and Laziel struggle with fate, an alliance with the wolves and the secrets behind the Nephilim and their sadistic Queen threaten to rock the very foundations of the supernatural world.

Who knows what ties will bind and which will fade away.

With a high element of supernatural romance and erotic sexcapades between male lovers, Crimson Ties may not be to some peopleís taste, but for those brave enough to step into the wicked world of Laz and Lachi, we hope that you will read and thoroughly enjoyÖ

Crimson Ties

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5 Star Read

Lis’ Review

The story of Malachi Denali, king of the vampires, and his Angel Laziel continues in book two of the Crimson Nights series. Crimson Reign was a roller coaster ride.. Crimson Ties is an explosion of emotions as the ride crests the peak and hurtles down the steep tracks into the abyss. Every chapter will leave you with your mouth gaping open, struggling to hold on as one powerful event after another propels you through the story. It’s exciting, it’s terrifying, and you just can’t wait for more.

Book One set us up in the world of the vampire king and his enclave beneath the Vatican in Rome. We met his Angel, his court, his allies and his enemies. Book Two gives so much more detail on all the characters as the complex plot to bring down Malachi by the very evil Darklon unfolds. And that’s what makes this book so exciting. As we learn more about the characters who were secondary in book one, we begin to see the ties that bind them all together. These authors have woven a story pattern that tightly connects Vischeral and Copi, Tobias and Roman, Arial and Bastien, Celix and Clariel and of course the ever-cool Ms. Stroner, who somehow manages to bring order to the chaos around her. Crumbling enclave? Just step over the rubble. Disagree with your boss? Call him out. Emotions so strong they create cataclysmic battles between vampires and fallen angels? She strides through it all with an elegance that catches everyone’s notice.

 

Lachi and Laziel/Lorenza are the main characters, but Visheral and Copi stole my heart. I laughed at their banter, tapped my foot at their reluctance to come together, cheered when they realized the love they both felt and cried at the way it all turned out. Tobias and Roman are the couple that romances are made of.. sweet, loving, and playful, the complete contrast to Vish and Copi’s intense, conflicted yet powerful connection. Angels of every kind pop up in this story, from the Fallen to the celestial, the Nephilim to the guardians. There is evil to balance out the angelic: Darklon’s depravity, and the Nephilim Queen’s sick torture lead us to two giant suprises that ultimately affect just about everyone in the book.

Each character’s development brings us right back to the epicenter of the story… Lachi and Laziel. Different types of love, different ties that bind, but through it all we strive to discover what exactly will happen with the vampire king and the angel who deserts him in order to gift him with the ultimate symbol of a profound love. .. their child. This book is a must read if you want to experience the terror of true evil, the exhilaration of non-stop action, and the power of love. All these make up the Crimson Ties.

Book #1 Crimson Reign

Synopsis

A pulse of light preceded the gift of life breathed into the coldest and darkest of souls. Bathed in the glow of celestial love and swathed in a blanket of black satin wings nestled a king among kings, a vampire born to destroy the decay threatening to eradicate the race he was destined to save.

An angelic heart torn by yearning, suffering and pain throbbed to the rhythm of the life he created; a life prophesied in the scriptures by the Creatorís own hand. A vow of servitude given in blood sealed the fate of a Seraphimís heart and tied it eternally to the creation he craves, protectsÖloves.

Ancient treaties are lost and reborn, rising from the ashes as the Nephilim ravage the vampire race. The deviant desire that soared in Malachi Denaliís blood threatens to bring Rome to its knees when Malachiís world, his soul and his heart are brutally shattered and torn apart.

Will purity born of an angelís love be enough to calm the savage mind of Malachi Denali? Or will Laziel be doomed to a life of purgatory for loving the life he was gifted to createÖ

This is not a HEA, or even a HFNÖ.Who knows what will happen to seal their fateÖonly time will tell. Vampires, angels, demons and wolves together with love, betrayal, sadness and yearning make up the ongoing story that isÖ

Crimson Reign

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About the authors

Laz and Lachi Publications is the combined writing team of J.T. Cheyanne and V.L. Moon. The two met in 2010, fell hard and fast for each other and married in April 2014. They write both independently and together in the gay erotica and gay paranormal genres. They also have a couple of contemporary romance novels under their belt.

Social media links

Our joint page

https://www.facebook.com/LazLachibooks

Website

http://www.lazandlachi.com/

JT Cheyanne

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jtcheyannestories

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JTCheyanne

VL Moon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VenusMoonstories

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VenusMoon5

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A Peek beyond the consequences

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Anthony Rawlings is a man most women love to hate or hate to love. Domineering yet caring, demanding yet sensual, he’s truly an enigma, but can he be the one Claire needs and deserves? Will she ever truly find happiness with the man who stole her life but gave her the world? For a glimpse into the future, take a Peek Beyond the Consequences, a novella.

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About the Author: ar

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, who has been voted #1 “New Author to Read” on Goodreads, July 2012 – Present!

Aleatha has lived most of her life in Indiana, growing up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-seven years, they’ve raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading, and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011, she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia, to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world.
CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011, by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with REVEALED: THE MISSING YEARS. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the missing years in CONVICTED that previously were only mentioned, as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released May 20, 2014.
Aleatha also wrote reading companions for the Consequences Series. BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES (Book 1.5) and BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH (Book 2.5) are currently available for those times and scenes when the readers asked, “What was he thinking?” These companions also contain never before released behind-the-scenes scenes.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.

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