5+ Star Review and 2015 Favorite : Sloth by Ella James – A Sinful Secrets Novel



A Sinful Secrets Novel

By Ella James






She writes me back.

I didn’t expect that.

She tells me she’s a lover of chicken pizza and video games, a hot sorority girl with the nickname Sloth. She wants to know something about me in return. She says I owe her.

This is how she saves my life. She doesn’t even know it. We’ve never even seen each other. But I need a reason. Just one reason to continue. She becomes mine.

The anonymity is good. She doesn’t need to know me, but I need her kindness. We both live our lives: a letter here, a post card there. For three years, I escape my demons. And then one day I’m pulled back in.

I’ve resigned myself to what I know is coming. Until the girl I’m spanking gives her safe word: Sloth.

And then the lie I’m living starts to unravel.

Sloth is a 500-page, 150,000-word stand alone novel with many twists, one huge, awful secret, and a non-cliffhanger ending.

Sloth is a love story. It’s also a dark mystery, so if you’re sad, you should probably read another book. This one is real, and hard. Not that kind of hard. (That kind of hard, too). Consider yourself warned.

*Amended to add: I’m being told by readers that you shouldn’t read another book. Read this one anyway.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Part of the fun of reading this book is trying to guess the big secret. Please try to avoid unmarked spoilers in reviews and review headlines, so others will be able to enjoy the read.

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“What do you need?” He’s deadly serious. If I wasn’t already on edge, I would be now. My skin tingles. My heart pounds. My clit throbs.

I leave my shirt on the bed—a necessary sacrifice, I’ve decided—and slide off the mattress. I close the distance between the two of us with one stride and press my palms against his chest. “I want to suck your dick first, Kellan. Feel you in my mouth. That’s how I’ll really know if this is worth it for me.”

I can see the surprise on his face. The arousal in his eyes. He nods once. “Come with me.”

He pulls me over to the wing-backed chair and sinks down into it. He unfastens his pants and tugs them down, revealing an enormous, straining cock. I give myself a minute to behold its perfect shape and thick, outlandish size. To appreciate the nice, big balls that hang beneath it.

I think, if I liked him, I would definitely enjoy getting him off.

“Kneel,” he orders.

With a hungry smile, I do.

“Put your mouth around me, and I’ll tell you how I like it done.” So bossy. I kind of like that, given what I’m setting up here. Boss me around, baby. You just tell me how you like it.

I decide to tease him a little first. I try to wrap my fingers around him, and of course, he’s too thick. I encircle his shaft, just under the plump head, and feel him jerk a little. Damn, that’s hot. I run my hands up and down him, heady at the softness of his warm skin over the stiff erection.

I can feel him take a deep breath as I explore him with my hands. The trick here is to be gentle: a light touch as I roam under his balls—he makes a delicious, throaty sound—and travel up his shaft, where I rub my thumb under the rim of his head, right there where it meets the underside of his shaft. I don’t know what this little hot spot is called, but when I stroke it softly, guys go crazy.

Like right now. I feel his thighs tense as he blows his breath out. His hands tighten on my shoulders as I trace my fingertip around the rim of his head. I grip him with my other hand and start to pump… He grunts, hands clenching.


I pump his shaft and lick him there—one soft, slow lap at that sweet little indention on the underside of his head. He moans, and it’s too soon to give him more. Instead I trail around the rim again, exquisitely soft and light…a tease, designed to make him brainless.

And it works. He lifts his hips. “Oh fuckkk.” He squeezes my shoulders hard enough to hurt. I twirl my tongue under his head…and open wide…and close my lips around him. Fuck, he’s big. I-can-barely-fit-my-lips-around-him big.

I don’t have room to twirl my tongue around him, so instead I use my lips—rubbing them just underneath the rim of his head, which is pushed against my tongue.

I feel him inhale. Exhale. His legs are shaking. “More.” He shifts a little, and I’m surprised to find he’s holding back. He wants to slam that big dick down my throat—I know he does—but he’s trying to be polite. The effort costs him, clearly. One big hand tunnels into my hair and tightens, pulling harshly as I stroke his shaft and suction my mouth around his head.

He groans. My eyes flick to his face, finding it rapt and tense.

“Your throat,” he moans. “Suck me…down into your throat.”

I cup one hand under his balls and keep pumping his cock. I’m gripping harder now, stroking faster. As I roll his full sac in my hand, his hips tremble. I hum a little, just to be a tease.

His eyes flip open. He looks wasted. Drugged. “Deeper,” he growls.

I suck my cheeks in around him, easing him carefully deeper as he wraps his hand around my head. My eyes begin to water. He’s so big and thick. I’ve got his head completely in my mouth now, and I can feel the pressure at the back of my tongue. To truly take him in, I’ll have to open wide and gobble down his cock.

I take him deeper, looking up at him as saliva floods my mouth. His eyes are heavy-lidded…almost shut, long lashes tipped down. I can see some color in his cheeks that wasn’t there before. His perfect lips are slightly parted.

I take still of him and feel his legs spread wider. Fuck, they’re muscular. I stroke my fingers over his sac, and his cock rewards me with a soft throb I can feel against my cheeks.

Oh yeah. He really wants this.

Deeper and I’m almost gagging. I taste something salty. His fingers stroke my scalp.

He moans and shudders. I’m deep-throating him. Go me!

I shut my eyes and focus on relaxing my throat, while one of my hands grips his hard hip. The other strokes his balls, which pull taut as he settles deep in my throat. Tears slide down my cheeks as I swallow against his length and suck my mouth tightly around his base, until he’s thrusting those granite-carved hips; making me gag around his huge girth; rocking into my throat as he pants and flexes his legs and I suck air in through my nose.

I look up at him once more. He’s beautiful. Perfection, really, even more so as he comes undone. His cock is so responsive. Swelling when I suction my cheeks around the base of him, leaking salty precum when I suck and swallow deeper.

His fingers quiver in my hair and he starts snarling…talking dirty. Calling me his fucking whore, his cock-tease, slut, even as he slumps back in the chair, more swollen-cock-that-needs-to-come than guy.

His body trembles as I give the best blow job I’ve ever given. “’M…gonna make that pussy…pay for this,” he pants. He grasps my breast and pushes further down my throat.

So aroused… I’m surprised to find that even I feel hot and bothered.

So it’s a shame what I’m going to do. What I must do, to ensure my safe departure, and also to get some insurance: a way to invalidate his story if he tries to set me up.

I swallow one more time against his thick head—something all men seem to love—and focus my mouth around the base of him. I taste another drip of pre-cum. His hands, now threaded through my hair, curl into fists as he thrusts into my throat. He groans loudly. Grunts. I feel a flash of sheer lust, imagining his huge dick in my pussy. Damn, he’s close. I’m close. I realize with a bolt of shock that I am wet and throbbing too.

And then, as I suck my cheeks in hard and grasp his sac, his hips buck; he spurts like a fountain down my throat. His body shudders mightily, and I marvel at the moisture that’s pooled in between my thighs. I’ve never enjoyed giving blow jobs, but this was something else.

I stare down at him as I stand up. His eyes are closed, his head leaned back against the chair.

But his legs are wide open—cock still mostly hard, his balls hanging without a care.

His eyes peek open too, right then, confirming my hunch that Kellan Walsh is not someone who relaxes for long. His gaze connects with mine. I grin.

And then, before he or I can speak, before another proposition can be made or another kinky phrase exchanged, I ram my knee between his legs.

I hear him grunt, but I am on the move, grabbing my shirt and shoes and darting out the door, dashing down the hall and down the stairs. Down the stairs and to my car. I hit the driver’s side so hard it hurts my ribs. I hoist myself over the door and fumble with my keys. I’m cranking the car before I catch my breath, gassing it as my head spins.

I glance behind me, half expecting to see his Sexcalade bouncing down the dirt drive after me. Half expecting to see him in my back seat.


Nothing as I leave his dirt road.

Nothing as I pull over to put my shirt and shoes on.

Nothing on the drive home.

Nothing as I contemplate if he was really what he said. If he really wanted what he said, or if he was simply playing me.

Nothing as I shower, study, slip into my bed.

And then my phone lights up.




Michel’s Review

This is going to be a spoiler free review.  I cannot in good conscience name the characters or tell a bit about their story.  This is a book that each reader should experience for themselves.

Several months ago a the Sloth blog tour came across my desk.  After reading the synopsis for the Sloth serial romance I knew that this was something that Smut Book Junkie Reviews would want to be a part of.  The blog tour kept getting delayed and finally cancelled because the author, Ella James, could not meet the deadline.  The reason behind the cancellation was valid, the story morphed into something more.  It took on a whole new life that consumed Ella.  The characters and their story hijacked her life until they had their final word.  Several months later Sloth was finished.  It was no longer a serial romance.  It was a lengthy full length novel that Ella poured her heart and soul into.  The result was astounding.  Every reader that has picked up this book has become consumed with this book.  I personally read this book in one sitting.  I could not tear myself away from this story until I read the last word.

Through the social media chatter I have read so many things concerning this book.  One of the many things are readers are assuming that this is a BDSM romance novel.  They are putting it into the Fifty Shades of Grey arena.  This is not the case for this book.  We don’t have the tortured abused billionaire or the naive innocent girl that he wants to consume.  This is a story of two very strong people finding each other and trying to control their own circumstances in their world.  Some of their circumstances are beyond their control and every time one of them begins to try to control it the tentacles grow and get further out of their reach.  The solutions that are reached in that quest for control are sinful, shattering, and will leave permanent scars.  These scars are their burdens as well as their trophies.

What begins as an anonymous exchange of letters evolves into a completely different exchange for both of the characters.  Their accidental meeting  leads into a bizarre business partnership to a hedonistic sexual relationship.  The relationship once again evolves into that once in a lifetime kind of love, a love that is forbidden because of their life circumstances.

This book is completely unpredictable.  The twists and turns keep the reader guessing at the true nature of the characters relationship, their true intentions, and final resolutions.  It is not only an erotic reading experience but also a highly emotional reading experience.  The impact of this story will leave the reader feeling like they experienced the complete journey with both of the characters.

Ella James took great care writing this story.  She researched the factual realities and processes and gave the reader a clear insight of the realities that affect their world.  She also took great care with the emotional reactions and had the reader experiencing each emotion.  She raised moral questions that each person could ponder upon and never come up with a clear cut answer.  She wrote a beautiful emotional love story that will not be forgotten by the reader.

By the end of this book the reader will feel so many emotions.  They will ponder many of the passages.  They will question different choices made by the  characters and their motivations.  The good thing is that Ella created a Sloth support group and discussion page on FB.

Ella James did the readers a great service by delaying this story.  By turning this book into a full length novel rather than a serial gave the reader a very gratifying reading experience.  I am so happy that she listened to her inner voice and allowed these characters to take over her life.

Sloth is a fantastic book that you don’t want to miss!

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About Ella James

Ella James is a USA Today bestselling author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, http://www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.

Ella is represented by Rebecca Friedman of the Hill Nadell Literary Agency.

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Cover Reveal: Craving Trix by Nicole Jacquelyn – Aces Sons Series – Book 1


Craving Trix 

Ace’s Sons Series – Book 1

Spinoff of Aces MC Series

By Nicole Jacquelyn

Release Date : July 13, 2015



Bellatrix White had loved Cameron Harrison for as long as she could remember. He was her best friend and her closest confidant, and she knew one day he’d be her forever.

Then he broke her heart.

After five years of complete silence between them, the motorcycle club they grew up in comes under attack, giving Cam the opportunity he needs to work his way back into Trix’s life.

Because while Trix was nursing her broken heart, Cam was realizing exactly what he’d given up.

They fall into a relationship easily, but when new tragedies mix with old memories, neither of the lovers are prepared for the fallout.


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The Complete Aces MC Series

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Over 400,000 words.

Four complete novels.

Four never before seen bonus scenes.

Four protective men.

Four strong women.

Four stories that will break your heart and then piece it back together again.

Craving Constellations- Dragon and Brenna
Craving Redemption- Callie and Grease
Craving Absolution- Casper and Farrah
Craving Resurrection- Poet and Amy

Come meet the Aces MC, the loyal men who carry its banner and the women who love them.

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About Nicole Jacquelyn

10712881_496891893746989_7437797425107344112_nNicole Jacquelyn is the mom of two little girls and a full time college student. She hasn’t watched television in well over a year, she still does things that drive her mother crazy, and she loves to read. At eight years old, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she told people she wanted to be a mom. When she was twelve her answer changed- to author. By the time she was eighteen, when people asked her what she wanted to do with her life, she told them she really wanted to be a writer- but the odds of that happening were so slim that she’d get her business degree “just to be safe”. Her dreams stayed constant. First she became a mom, then she went to college, and during her senior year- with one daughter in first grade and the other in preschool, she sat down and wrote a story.

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Teaser Tuesday: Taming Lily by Monica Murphy – The Fowler Sisters Trilogy – Book 3


Taming Lily

The Fowler Sisters – Book 3

By Monica Murphy

Release Date: July 7, 2015


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Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren, Emma Chase, and Maya Banks, the anticipated finale in New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy’s sexy contemporary romance series about three fiery and determined sisters with their own ideas about life and love.

I’m in trouble. Again. And instead of facing my problems head on, I’ve run away. Far away this time, and no one can catch me—not my two younger sisters, Violet and Rose, not my father, my grandmother, or that witch Pilar who wants to take control of my family’s cosmetics company. Now I’m in Hawaii, enjoying the sun and the sand and water, where nobody knows the hot mess known as Lily Fowler. And I’m loving every minute of it.

But someone is watching me. Following me. He’s gorgeous. And soon we’re talking, and against all my instincts, I reveal bits and pieces of myself to Max. It feels good, though I know he can’t be the man for me. These sudden feelings we share are way too complicated, too fraught, too intense.

Then everything explodes and I’m forced to return home. My intentions have always been true, but now everyone’s mad at me. I don’t know who to turn to anymore . . . except to Max. He’s who I want to trust. But I’m not so sure I should. Maybe it’s worth the risk—and what-ifs be damned. . . .

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The Fowler Sisters Series


Owning Violet

The Fowler Sisters Series- Book 1

By Monica Murphy



New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy begins a sexy new contemporary romance series—perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—that introduces three sisters born to wealth, raised to succeed, ready to love, destined to make waves.

I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.

My everything.

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Taming Lily

The Fowler Sisters – Book 3

By Monica Murphy

Release Date: July 7, 2015


Pre- Order: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / IBooks


Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren, Emma Chase, and Maya Banks, the anticipated finale in New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy’s sexy contemporary romance series about three fiery and determined sisters with their own ideas about life and love.

I’m in trouble. Again. And instead of facing my problems head on, I’ve run away. Far away this time, and no one can catch me—not my two younger sisters, Violet and Rose, not my father, my grandmother, or that witch Pilar who wants to take control of my family’s cosmetics company. Now I’m in Hawaii, enjoying the sun and the sand and water, where nobody knows the hot mess known as Lily Fowler. And I’m loving every minute of it.

But someone is watching me. Following me. He’s gorgeous. And soon we’re talking, and against all my instincts, I reveal bits and pieces of myself to Max. It feels good, though I know he can’t be the man for me. These sudden feelings we share are way too complicated, too fraught, too intense.

Then everything explodes and I’m forced to return home. My intentions have always been true, but now everyone’s mad at me. I don’t know who to turn to anymore . . . except to Max. He’s who I want to trust. But I’m not so sure I should. Maybe it’s worth the risk—and what-ifs be damned. . . .


CMP_Edit-8-2I write books. I have the best job ever. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Writer of new adult contemporary romance-ish stuff. Published with Avon and Bantam. Mom and wife. Native Californian.

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Happy Release + 5 Star Review: Insider by Olivia Cunning – Exodus End World Tour Series – Book 1



Exodus End World Tour Series – Book 1

An Erotic Rock Star Romance

By Olivia Cunning



Toni wants to be an insider.
Logan just wants inside her.

She’s finally ready to rock…
Toni Nichols set aside her dreams to raise her little sister, but now she’s reaching for the stars as the creator of a revolutionary interactive biography about Exodus End. She’s on tour with the rock band to immerse herself in their world, but how will she ever gain the trust of four veteran superstars who’ve been burned by the media before? Nobody said this was going to be easy. Then again, good things can come in hard packages.

He’s always ready to roll…
Adrenaline junkie Logan Schmidt lives for the rush of playing his bass guitar before thousands of screaming fans. When he’s not performing onstage or in the bedroom, he’s looking for his next thrill in extreme sports. So why does a sweet, innocent journalist get his heart pumping and capture his full attention? Is Toni the real deal or just digging up dirt on his band? Logan’s eager to rock Toni’s world and roll her in the sack, but when she starts to get too close to his heart, she takes her insider look to a place he may never be willing to go.


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Michel’s Review

Are you ready to ROCK?

Exodus End is on World Tour!  Before we rocked to Jake Weathers and The Mighty Storm, Kellan Kyle and the D-Bags, or the Stage Dive guys, Olivia Cunning rocked our world with the Sinners On Tour series, and the One Night with Soul Regret series.  She is the queen of rock star romance and really knows how to deliver a rocking story.  Her bad boy rockers make some of our other favorite rockers look like wannabe’s ( just kidding!).  The newest series, Exodus End World Tour is going to have every reader in their kindle mosh pit rocking out to these mega metal super stars.  Every reader is going to walk away being a crazed Exodus End groupie.  Our panties are going to be flying and our boobs are going to be aching to be signed by one of these rocking bad boys.

Olivia Cunning fans have been waiting a long time for the Exodus World Tour Series.  We met some of the members of this mega metal band in the Sinners on Tour series.  Their super stardom has intrigued the readers.  If you are new to Olivia Cunning books or rock star romance, this is the perfect book to start the show.  Get ready for a delicious rocking good read.

Logan Schmidt is the bad boy womanizer of Exodus End.  He may only be the bass player but his rhythm in the bedroom is legendary.  He can get a woman out of her panties in moments.  He’s an adrenaline junkie that thrives on jumping out of airplanes, riding extreme motocross, and bungie jumping.  He has no fear until it comes to relationships.  He has never been in a committed relationship or wanted a steady girl.  When he meets the nerdy journalist that is going to be writing an interactive book on Exodus End all bets are off.  He is suddenly wanting more than her panties in his pocket.  He has become possessive and addicted to the lovely Toni Nichols.  She looks nothing like his usual playmates and has a heart of gold.  When the other band members recognize her outstanding traits he is on the warpath.   She is his woman and his woman alone.

Toni Nichols has stepped out of her comfort zone and sheltered world into the hedonistic inferno of Exodus End.  Logan Schmidt has swept in and corrupted her virtuous world.  What a great way to go up in flames and live in sin.  This sexy bassist has captured her attention, stoked her body, and maybe even stole her heart.  She’s not there to lose her virginity or her heart.  She has to prove that she is a worthy journalist that can get the job done.

One month on the Exodus End tour bus.  One month in Logan Schmidts bed.  One month of sex, sin, fun, and friendship will change Toni’s entire outlook on life.  She will make friends and take on a lover.  She will see the world through different eyes.

Just as she is finding her confidence and making a success of her work, the world will sweep in and destroy everything she has worked so hard to obtain.  Everyone will walk away hurt and betrayed.  All of their careers may be destroyed.

Exodus End will survive, they always have.  Toni may not.

Insider is guaranteed to rock your soul.  The story goes far beyond your typical rock star romance.  Logan is not a tortured soul.  He has a few blips and secrets he has survived.  His crazy nature and lack of filters has kept him a very balanced person.  Toni has lived with heartache and nurtured her entire family.  She has never had anything special for herself.  Her life has never had the kind of balance she desperately needs.  Olivia Cunning created some remarkable characters that will touch your heart.  Their story will touch your soul.  You will fall in love with the entire line up in Exodus End and their lives.

Don’t miss the show.  Insider is the meet & greet for a great new series.


About Olivia Cunning

olivia cunningCombining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians. Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She’s been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction — first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. Growing up as the daughter of a career soldier, she’s lived all over the country and overseas. She recently moved to Galveston, Texas.

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Happy Release + 5 Star Review: Power Play by Tiffany Snow – Risky Business Series – Book 1

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Power Play

Riskey Business Series – Book One

By Tiffany Snow



Sage Reese lives for her job. More precisely, she lives for her debonair boss, Parker Andersen. Sage handles everything for Parker, even as she fantasizes about the one thing that isn’t in her job description: him. But when a high-stakes account crosses the line from shady to deadly, a tough cop starts giving Sage the attention she wishes Parker would . . .

Detective Dean Ryker couldn’t be more different from Parker. While Parker wears expensive suits like a second skin and drives a BMW, Ryker’s uniform is leather jackets and jeans . . . and his ride of choice is a Harley. While Parker’s sexiness is a reserved, slow burn, Ryker is completely upfront about what-and who-he’s after. And Sage tops his list.

Now, as Ryker digs deeper into the dark side of Parker’s business, Sage finds herself caught between two men: the one she’s always wanted-and the one who makes her feel wanted like never before . . .

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Michel’s Review

Tiffany Snow has another power house success releasing.  Power Play is the first book in the highly dramatic and intense new Risky Business series.  This book is loaded with intrigue, suspense, drama, and unpredictable twists and turns.  I was glued to the pages and read this book in one sitting.

Two hot former best friends that lost their friendship over a woman.  A woman that took her own life rather than come between friends. Dean Ryker and Parker Anderson are once again tied together and entwined with another woman, Sage Reese.  This time the stakes are high and the deal isn’t clear cut.  There are other sanctions playing with their lives.  A Russian banker that is on Ryker’s radar and interested in Parker’s investment expertise.  In the middle is Sage Reese, Parker’s PA.  She is beginning to question her unrequited feelings, Parker’s business ethics, and Ryker’s suspicions.

Sage will have to choose between her sexy boss and the intensely sexy police detective.  Sage is no pushover and has all kinds of questions of her own concerning both men.  She deserves her happily ever after and only one of these men can win her heart.

Is their past history going to repeat itself or are three going to go up in flames?

At the moment I am rooting for Dean Ryker.  But as we all know with Tiffany Snow’s brilliance and masterful writing  could change our opinion in the drop of a hat.  She definately has more twist and turns before the story unfolds.  I can’t wait for the next book, Playing Dirty.  I am sure we are in for some big surprises.


About Tiffany Snow

TiffanySnowI love to stick with characters over a series of books when I read, which is the same way I write. My first series – THE KATHLEEN TURNER SERIES – includes five books, two companion novels, and features a love triangle. My new series, coming from Montlake Romance December 16, 2014, is the TANGLED IVY TRILOGY, beginning with IN HIS SHADOW.
As for me, I’ve been reading romance novels since I was way too young to read such things, have an unhealthy obsession for all things Doctor Who, prefer Pepsi to Coke and Absolut to both, think men who drink girly cocktails are wusses, have learned to never stop believing in my beloved St. Louis Cardinals, and can recite the entire scripts of When Harry Met Sally and Apollo 13. George Washington is cool, Bon Jovi still rocks the house, and Bruce Willis is the ultimate alpha-male hero. Most of all, romance never, ever gets old.

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Happy Release Day + Review + Party Invite: Healed by Caitlyn O’Leary


Healed:  Found Series Book 3

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Dr. Sarah Johnson has been gifted with the power of healing, and when she rushes to help a friend in need she gets more than she bargained for, and all hell breaks loose.
After finding himself tangled up with the most stubborn woman in the world, Navy team leader Nate Goodman knew his life was never going to be the same. Sarah Johnson was trouble with a capital T, and he never expected to fall for her.

What happens when the healer becomes aware that she is the one who needs to be healed? When Sarah goes missing, Nate will move heaven and Earth to find her. Will Nate find her in time to heal her wounded soul?


Kelley’s Review

Steamy and suspenseful with a sprinke of the paranormal!

If you are looking for you next alpha male book boyfriend look no further.  Nate Goodman is fierce and yet sinfully sweet.  He is head over heels for Dr. Sarah Johnson and she makes him crazy.  Sarah is a healer and she heals people at a great cost to herself.  Nate has been put in charge of keeping Sarah safe.  He has seen her heal many times and watched how it weakens her.   When she takes off without notice to help a friend in need he is beside himself.  Why would he be so upset?  Maybe because a company called Rixitron is after Sarah because they want to experiment on her to try and clone her abilities.

The character development in this story is fantastic and the suspense will have you turning the pages to see what is going to happen next.  I fell in love with Nate Goodman.  He is smart, sexy, and very protective of Sarah.  When he knows that people have information on her whereabouts he will stop at nothing to get them to give her up. Sarah is also extremely intelligent and takes extra precautions to keep from being found.  She knows how to keep people from tracking her since she has had to stay hidden for most of her life.  What she does not consider is that her friend in need may not be as smart and when just the slightest paper trial is left behind all hell breaks loose.

It’s not often that you find a military romance with a paranormal twist.  The Found Series is just that.  It is romantic suspense military paranormal romance series.  Each character in the series has a special gift.  These gifts are just slight and put them a little ahead of the curve when it comes to healing, powers of persuasion and suggestion, physicial strength, leadership, and lie detection.  I am looking forward to reading more books in this series especially Dakota and Gabriella’s story!

Other Books in the Found Series



Revealed:  Found Series Book 1

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A Woman In Danger
When Kelly finds herself kidnapped, she clings to the one thing that allows her to withstand the ordeal, a dream of a long forgotten memory—Noah.
A Hero with a Secret…
A highly decorated naval officer, Noah rushes to save Kelly, and then starts to help unlock the secret of their shared past.
A Love That Is More than a Dream…
Together they discover a love and passion surpassing all of their dreams, but before they can have a future together they have to solve the mystery of their past.
A Found Series Novel


Forsaken:  Found Series Book 2

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A Man Bound By Duty
When Seth’s agency sends him on one last mission, Seth never realized his short assignment would last so long. While working undercover, Seth dreams of a time when he can be reunited with the love of his life.
A Woman Who Will Risk Everything
When Annie realizes she finally has a chance to help the man she loves, she takes it. Experiencing the darkest underbelly of society, Annie risks her life to save innocents, and help Seth find a way home.
A Love That Nothing Can Tear Apart
When Seth finds out that Annie has been captured, he will do anything to save her, and nothing or no one is safe until she is back in his arms.
A Found Series Novel


caitlyn oleary Author Bio

Caitlyn O’Leary was raised in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. She has been an avid reader. Her earliest creative writing endeavors consisted of “ghost writing” exercises in which she pretended to be her younger brothers and sisters when she did their homework assignments before they turned them in as their own.

Years in corporate America honed her ability to manipulate words by day, and at night she read everything she could get her hands on, including many, romances!

Happily married to her long, tall Texan and living in Southern California, Caitlyn has finally found the time to write very steamy happily-every-afters for Siren/Bookstrand.

She has just started writing the Found series. It’s a bit Paranormal, a bit Sci-Fi and 100% Action/Adventure. The characters have special abilities, that make them targets.

She loves to hear from her readers. caitlyn@caitlynoleary.com

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Happy Release + 5 Star Review: Forged In Fire by Jessica Scott – Homefront Series – Book 3

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Forged In Fire

Homefront Series – Book 3

By Jessica Scott



From USA Today bestselling author Jessica Scott, book three in her all new Homefront Series.

A warrior focused on war…

Captain Sal Bello wants nothing more than to train his men for their upcoming deployment. But life at home is far more complicated for many of his men. And Sal doesn’t know how to stop the unraveling within his formation.

A warrior tested by combat…

First Sergeant Holly Washington has been baptized by fire and come out steel. She knows how to lead soldiers in combat and bring them safely home.

As these two warriors clash over what it means to be a leader at home and at war, they’ll cross the line between officer and enlisted. And the fallout could be more than either of them are prepared to face.


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5StarSunMichel’s Review

Forged In Fire by Jessica Scott is the final book in the Homefront series.  Once again she has written another heart felt story about today’s modern army and the officers employed by the Army.  These men and women have dedicated their lives and careers to their country.  Their jobs go beyond being a soldier and warrior.  They probably have the most difficult kind of job in the management field.  Their jobs are beyond battle plans and war strategies.  They are managing people.  People that come from all walks of life and experiences.  Not only are they dealing with their individual personalities, they have to make these people come together and work as one unit.  They also have to deal with issues that most work organizations don’t have to deal with.  There is drug abuse, alcohol abuse, domestic problems, and psychological problems including PTSD.  There is a trail of paperwork that they have to document for each soldier.  They have to keep their i’s dotted and t’s crossed.  They have to do this in triplicate for legality purposes.  At the same time they have to prepare these individuals for the warfront or get them out of the Army.

Throughout the Homefront series and the Coming Home series, Jessica Scott has approached different issues in today’s Army.  She does not shy away from the truths or sugar coat the ugly realities.  At the same time she brings two unlikely people together to find love.  It makes their world a bit brighter and easier to cope with.  It gives these people a home life that makes all of their sacrifices worth it.

Forged In Fire brings a war hardened Captain and dedicated First Sergeant together.  They have both experienced the ugly side of war.  They have both experienced some ugly issues on the home front.  The difference is on how they choose to cope and how they deal with their unit.  When a serious case of domestic abuse and a secretive love triangle begin to disrupt their unit they will have to band together to find the truth.  They will have to weigh their moral stance against their military stance.  They may lose good soldiers with war experience or they may end up with soldiers that can’t handle the warfront any better than the home front.

I really liked this installment of the Homefront Series.  Not only did Jessica Scott deliver strong solid characters, she allowed them both to have vulnerabilities.  She also emphasized that life is not black and white, every coin has another side, and every road has a curve.  Once again she gave the reader a fantastic book that was educational, romantic, and interesting.  A soldier doesn’t have to be a warrior all the time.  A soldier is an ordinary man or woman with ordinary feelings.

Well done Jessica Scott.

 Forged In Fire can be read as a stand alone novel or in series order.  I highly recommend this book and series.


About Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott1USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she’s a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

She’s also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice.

Most recently, she’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012. Learn More at http://www.jessicascott.net

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Happy Release + 5 Star Review: Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley – Chaos Series – Book 3

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Ride Steady

The Chaos Series – Book 3

A Biker MC Romance

By Kristen Ashley



The ride of her life . . .
Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy—until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa’s pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.

Climb on and hold tight . . .
In high school, Carson Steele was a bad boy loner who put Carissa on a pedestal where she stayed far beyond his reach. Today, he’s the hard-bodied biker known only as Joker, and from the way Carissa’s acting, it’s clear she’s falling fast. While catching her is irresistible, knowing what to do with her is a different story. A good girl like Carissa is the least likely fit with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Too bad holding back is so damned hard. Now, as Joker’s secrets are revealed and an outside threat endangers the club, Joker must decide whether to ride steady with Carissa—or ride away forever . . .


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Michel’s Review

At long last, The Chaos MC is back!  It has been too long since readers have had a visit from their favorite Bikers and their posse of leading ladies, not to mention their badass friends in the  Denver area.  This time Joker is riding lead and has his Butterfly in the bitch seat.

Carson Steele, aka Joker, has finally found a place where he belongs.  He has found a family when he joined the Chaos MC.  He is the strong silent type that keeps his feelings close to his chin.  He appreciates every moment of his new life.  He has never looked back since he walked away from his abusive home in high school.  He moved forward and gained job skills that make him highly revered in the custom car build industry.  He never forgot the kindness of his old neighbors and the one girl in high school that was beyond his reach.  They are the only bright spots in his past.  He obtained his nickname because of his quiet and serious personality.  The Chaos MC has embraced this man and made him a part of their family.  They are good people.

When he stops to help a stranded woman with a baby on the side of the highway, he is in for more than being a helpful citizen.  He is going to find the piece of his past that he never thought that he could have in his life.  He has found Carissa Teodoro once again.  This time he is one the right side of the tracks and has the financial backing to become part of Carissa’s world.  The only difference is that Carissa is not the same girl he knew and desired in high school.  Her life circumstances have fallen into the world he walked away from.  The only difference is that Carissa still looks at life through rose colored glasses and sees rainbows on every corner.  She wears butterflies and comes bearing pie.  How can a guy turn his back on butterflies and pie, not to mention a beautiful sexy woman.

When the Chaos MC, their lovely ladies, and Elvira’s posse see the butterflies and pie, they are determined to help this couple along.  They will interfere, play matchmaker, and embrace Carissa into their fold.

Carissa is coming out of nasty marriage that has left her destitute.  When her new friends start helping out in her life as well as Joker taking care of her, she is more than grateful.  She is thankful that this family has embraced her and her baby boy.  Now if she can keep her nasty ex in his place and hang onto custody all will be right with the world.

At the same time the Chaos MC is dealing with a problem gang that is invading their territory.  It could mean war.  Should they be adding another woman into their fold when war is inevitable?

Will Carissa realize that Joker is the boy she knew long ago.  Will she still want the man who was a pathetic boy from her past?

Carissa and Joker will both have to face truths about their past and present.  They will have to come to terms with their life and make amends with their past.  Together they will find the life they both have always wanted.

Once again Kristen Ashley has written a book I could not put down.  She included all of our favorite characters from previous series and allowed them to meddle in Carissa and Joker’s life.  She brought the magic back that only she can deliver in her books.  Once again I finished this book with a big smile and heart full of joy.

Read this book…it is guaranteed to bring sunshine,rainbows, and butterflies to your heart. As for the pie…well you will just have to get your own.


Author Bio:


kristen ashleyKristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway: Searching For Always by Jennifer Probst – Searching For Series – Book 4



Today we are celebrating the release of SEARCHING FOR ALWAYS by Jennifer Probst. This is the 4th book in the Searching For series and it is published by Gallery Books. Check out the teaser and giveaway below.




New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Jennifer Probst sparks a blissful mind-body connection as her “sexy, satisfying” (Kirkus Reviews) new series continues!

She’s an expert in helping others de-stress, but Arilyn Meadows is running on fumes. Along with her job counseling singles seeking soul mates at the Kinnections agency in Verily, New York, she’s a yoga teacher, animal shelter volunteer, anger management therapist, and helping hand to her beloved grandfather. No time to find Mr. Right—but after discovering her yogi boyfriend in a compromising asana, Arilyn would rather dog-sit for her honeymooning friend Kate than risk her heart on another downward dog. And when police officer Stone Petty—radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude—is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin. But there’s no halting their sizzling flirtation—a red-hot, high-speed chase that’s breaking all the limits.


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Michel’s Review

Who says opposites don’t attract.  Jennifer Probst proved that the old saying is null and void.  Searching For Always is the fourth book in the Searching For Series.  It can be read as a stand alone novel or in series order.  This book is a delightful romance of true opposites that find that love is truly the “zen” for life.

Arilyn is your classic “new age” woman.  She lives her life clean and keeps her life stress free.  She turns to meditation rather than harboring anger, pain, and toxic energy.  Because of living this way she has helped many people learn to de stress and manage their lives with a more peaceful outlook. She craves a man that lives his life with the same kind of balance that she has in her own life.  But beneath her peaceful mantra, she is still a woman that wants hot blooded passion in her life.  When she meets Officer Stone Petty she is going to be turned inside out.  He is the kind of man that disrupts the soul, stirs her secret desires, and keeps her on her toes.

After she catches her yoga instructor boyfriend in a new compromising position that isn’t in the yoga guidebook all bets are off.  She would rather dog sit than risk her heart again.  But she is sent a client that needs anger management for his job, she is going to learn some new lessons herself.  This sexy bad boy cop is going to take her peaceful life and turn into the hottest sexy chaos she has secretly craved.

These two will drive each other crazy in both the good and bad kind of way.  They may live by very different mantras in life but the one thing they do have in common is the sizzling hot chemistry between the sheets.

Once again Jennifer Probst has delivered a fun, refreshing , sizzling hot romance  that keeps the reader glued to the pages.  This book is not only entertaining but also unpredictable.  This couple will teach the readers the true meaning of ying and yang in the romance world.




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Jennifer Probst – Bio:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com.


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Happy Release + Review: Once Upon A Cowboy by Maggie McGinnis -Whisper Creek Series – Book 3


Once Upon A Cowboy

Whisper Creek Series – Book 3

By Maggie McGinnis



In this sexy Whisper Creek romance for readers of Kristan Higgins, Susan Mallery, and Molly O’Keefe, a red-hot cowboy uses some Montana magic to give a reclusive beauty her happily ever after.
Yoga instructor Jessalyn Alcott radiates peace, calm, and serenity—on the outside. Inside, she still feels like the broken, desperate girl from the trailer park. She’s got dark secrets she can’t share, which is why she never lets her relationships go beyond the third date. But when she travels to the Whisper Creek dude ranch for a friend’s wedding, Jess is enchanted by a cowboy whose deep blue eyes, dimpled smile, and rock-hard body make it tough to remember why she keeps running scared.
Cole Driscoll has struggled to find his place on a family ranch where he’s always played second fiddle. His future might be uncertain, but he’s sure of one thing: He wants Jess by his side. Easier said than done. When it comes to getting close, she’s full of excuses, and he longs to fix the hurt he sees in her eyes. Now that she’s at Whisper Creek, there’s nothing he wants more than to break down the walls around her heart and heal her pain with the power of love.

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4StarSunTina’s Review

Judging a Book by it’s Cover:
There is really nothing in this cover to convey that it is a Western Romantic Comedy other than the cowboy boots that she is wearing which is at odds with her fuzzy top. The synopsis is a tad cliche’ and I can’t help but assume that the female lead may be the stronger of the two in this story.
Looking Deeper:
Third-person POV. Although this is the third book to the series, you can read it fairly easily having not read the previous installments. That said, I’ve not read book 1, but *did* read book 2 when it first came out. The characters are all interconnected, but each have a unique story that can and will stand-alone
This is going to be a rough one to score… I absolutely LOVE Cole. His gentle, patient and caring nature is often taken advantage of by those around him. He’s the good and dutiful son that has put his own dreams aside for far too long, but never says a word. Jess… I really am not a fan of her adult decisions in reaction to her juvenile life left behind. This makes her difficult to connect with, both in the story with the other characters AND with the reader. Cole and Jess’s chemistry is too one-sided. She likes him, yeah, but she’s “afraid” and continues to push Cole away… he’s left to do all the work – again… just like on the ranch. It’s no wonder the poor guy hasn’t just said, “I quit. All of it” and walked off the ranch and straight to a new life. The secondary characters on the ranch are great; enjoyable, lovable, and fun while the ones back in NC add the necessary touch of “bad guy” drama. The dialogue throughout the story is natural and believable. The plot wasn’t horrible, but I just was not as engaged as I’d liked to have been even with the smooth, fluidity of the writing. There are a few minor conflicts along the way that are handled by Cole in his most heart-warming and utterly charming manner, yet the main conflicts remain until much closer to the end. It is only at about the seventy to seventy-five percent mark that I begin to feel that things are becoming truly and believably cohesive between Cole and Jess. That is NOT to say that it was poorly portrayed before, but rather that her “personality” did not quite allow for anything but her self-imposed stiff, impersonal, and aloof being. I waited through the entire length of the book, or so it seemed, to see what Cole’s retribution for the water balloons would be and was strangely disappointed that it never came to fruition. There really was not any predictability to speak of, but there were a few minor unforeseen twists. The conclusion was complete and solid, an epilogue is provided to slingshot the couples forward a few years and touches on a few places that were waiting in the wings to be finalized. Overall, it’s a pleasant read that flowed nicely.


Author Bio:

maggie mcginnisMaggie McGinnis is a USA Today® Bestselling author  and Golden Heart® Finalist who writes humorous contemporary romance and cozy mysteries.

Her heroines are smart and sassy, and her heroes are ju-ust right … but only if they find the right gals!

She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, and is agented by the fabulous Courtney Miller-Callihan of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

Maggie’s Whisper Creek series is published by Random House Loveswept®, and her upcoming Echo Lake series will be published by St. Martin’s Press.

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