Month: April 2017

New Release + 5 Star ARC Review ☆ Releasing Rhythm (Downtown Book #5) By TJ West

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Releasing Rhythm (Downtown Series #5) by TJ West

ARC Received for review

Reviewed by Jacqui 

TJ West, you NAILED IT!! Jason is my new favorite boy from Jinks and not because of a certain cover model. I have loved every book in this series and couldn’t wait to see what the next boy from JINKS was going to be like.

Jason is the drummer for JINKS. He has watched his bandmates find the loves of their lives and settle down. But from the day he was born, he was made to believe that he was not worth loving. Abusive addict parents made him feel worthless and that carried over to his adult self. He was content to the random groupie hookup. But then one night with Peta has started to change his way of thinking. Now all he can think of is his little Fireball. But his past threatens to ruin everything.

Peta has had her heart broken too many times. She is convinced she isn’t good enough for any man. But with what was supposed to be just one night with Jason has turned into daily thoughts of the hunky drummer. Still convinced she is not good enough for him, the two manage to keep being pulled together but her heart is on guard. She can’t take it being shattered by Jason.

I love a good rocker series and The Downtown Series is at the top. TJ West brings her characters to life and makes you fall in love with everyone involved through her writing and passion she puts into stories. Already a fan, she just solidified why I fangirl over her. She knows how to rock your world. Thank you TJ West for bringing us Jason. I can’t wait for others to fall in love with him.

Synopsis

Jason –
“You’ll never be good enough…” 
Five words that forever remain in my heart stopping me from moving forward… I don’t put a lot of faith in people especially since my upbringing wasn’t the most pleasant. There is a dark side to me that I don’t share with anyone, not even my bandmates. I prefer to focus on music never letting my secrets out. 

Peta –
I have been let down by every man that has passed through my life. My trust has diminished a little more each time I am left behind. I swear I am cursed when it comes to men, until I cross paths with Jason. 

Both drawn to one another in the most vulnerable of ways, Peta and Jason fall into each other, shedding light on the darkest part of their souls. Will Peta be able to help Jason release the rhythm of his heart or will he be forever living in the torment of his past?

 

 

 

 

The Downtown Series

Forbidden Faith (Book #1)

Jacqui’s Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lucas “Lucky” Jones:
Sometimes moments seem too good to be true, but if I want it bad enough, I get it.
Life with her was perfect, we fell in love and I didn’t think it could get any better. She was like a dream in every single way.
But in one instant, my world shattered and all it took was one solitary pay-off covered by one big lie.
Now I’m on the fast track trying to forget her, as the lead singer of my band, JINKS, but she never leaves my thoughts, her face is forever emblazed in my mind and the love I still have for her is forever a part of my heart. Every song I write and every song I sing is for her.

Faith Montgomery:
I’d never met anyone like him before. He was so much different than any other man. He was calm and confident and pure of heart.
Our love was perfect until he betrayed me, now the love I have for him won’t fade and I am unable to love a man who is not him. When he left, he took my heart with him.

Gone their separate ways after they were both ripped apart, they both wonder if their love is worth saving. They wonder if it is possible to rekindle what they once had or will Lucky always be chasing….Forbidden Faith?

Judging June (Book 1.5 NOVELLA)

Jacqui’s Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
June Tyndall and Phillip Caffrey are polar opposites.
June is a free spirit that owns and operates her own music label. She has tattoos, piercings and dresses like the rocker she is and the brand she represents.
Phillip is an architect. He is clean cut, prim and proper guy that works out at the gym and dresses in fine tailored suits.
There is nothing about June that Phillip finds attractive, especially her graphic body art. She isn’t the typical woman he goes after.
One drunken night leads June and Phillip into each others’ arms and bed. But for every action there is a reaction, and sometimes life changing consequences.
Will Phillip finally look past the image and see June for who she is? Or will he continue judging June and accept the consequences?
Can opposites truly attract?

Harmony’s Healing (Book #2)

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Danny Jay, lead guitarist of the hottest new band, JINKS has found himself fighting for control in his own life. He can’t control his father’s choices, the sister he blames for his abandonment or his best friend dating his sister. It’s the ultimate betrayal leaving him bitter, angry and unforgiving.

Harmony’s older sister raised her after their parent’s fatal car accident instead of going into the foster care system. When tragedy struck again Harmony made the hardest choices to pay the bills and survive. She gets a second chance to build a better life when offered a job at Montgomery Suites, where she crosses paths with Danny.

After one horrible drunken evening at Montgomery Suites, Harmony takes care of Danny and feels a connection but he is damaged and reserved. Will these two abandoned souls be able to heal each other?

My Melody (Book #3)

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People think I’m a ladies man. On the outside I look like your typical stud who is only out for sex, but there is more to me than just my rocker persona. Don’t get me wrong, I love to entertain the ladies with a grin to melt their panties, a body made for sin and fingers that can play a woman’s body like they play my bass guitar, but there’s more to me than what meets the eye. I come from a good, tight knit family who instilled in me to always go after what I wanted….

And I wanted her…

I had a heart full of love to give to one woman, there was just one problem, finding the woman who wanted it…

Until her…she was older, wiser, showed me things I had no clue about. Our relationship was supposed to be fun, until she took it one step too far and I realized I was way in over my head.

I wanted more….

Lasting Lyric (Book #4)

Jacqui’s Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It was a spark neither one of us saw coming….
It was a love neither one of us expected…

It’s a competition of wit and intelligence. Our attraction undeniable and our chemistry magnetic. Very much different in our upbringings, so naturally the odds would be stacked against any kind of romance..

I’m the rock star and she’s every bit the good girl. We respect each other, but push each other’s buttons. Our friendship is unconventional, but something inside of me tells me that Lyric is my perfect fit.

It only takes one moment to change everything, one moment to turn my whole world upside down. What happens when you fall in love with your best friend? Are you prepared to handle the emotions?

She’ll be the one lyric I can’t shake…

Falling for Words Series

Chasing Paige (Book #1)

Jacqui’s Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

*For those readers who are not into explicit language and explicit sex scenes, this book is highly recommended*

Paige Turner – A 28 year old widow who owns a bookstore called Chasing Pages meets someone unexpectedly after two years of her husband’s death. Little does she know he’s the one who writes her favorite novels and has a secret he is keeping from her.
James Diamond Parker AKA J.D. Parker – is a horror novelist who is having a signing at Paige’s book store. The first glimpse of Paige and he instantly feels a connection with her. Love begins to brew between the two of them, yet there is something James is keeping from Paige, something that will change everything between them.
Will the secret destroy their newly founded love, or tie them closer together?

The Rain Series 

November Rain (Book #1)

Marty Mayfield fell in love at the tender age of 16 to Matt Cooper. He was her world until the day he left to go into the Air Force. From many letters she had written and mailed, responses from Matt never came. Her world felt destroyed and lonely. After graduating high school she moved to Paris and lived there for 12 years. During her years of living there she met the man she thought could replace Matt. Turned out her years in Paris brought nothing but pain, loss and suffering.
Making a fresh start from her wounded past she makes her way to San Diego, California where she ends up finding the one person who had always made her feel whole. Will she be able to get past her scars and give Matt her whole heart again? Will she be able to forgive him for leaving her hopeless? Denying her love for him will be a struggle, sexually and emotionally.

Matt Cooper was the black sheep of his family. He wanted nothing more than to play music and live outside his father’s influence within the Air Force. Having no other choice, he took that road and left the one girl who loved him unconditionally. Regretting his decision for not writing Marty back, he continued to serve his country. Years later, after retiring, he started living his dream in San Diego, but the loneliness was always there. His heart had always been with Marty. He couldn’t get past the thought of ever living without her. Feeling like he came out of years of a coma she enters his life again. He felt his love for her immediately and more stronger than ever. Getting her to trust him again will be a battle, but he was never going to give up. He was determined to keep her in his life forever.

Purple Rain ( Book 2)

Sandy Brooks was a single mom who was raising a young boy with High Functioning Autism. She left her home state, Seattle, Washington and moved to sunny San Diego, California to start a new life for her and her son, Joey. She was determined to make it on her own with the goal of keeping her son happy and well cared for. She may have dated a few men in her days, but wasn’t out to have a man take over her life. She couldn’t trust her relationships to last, because Joey’s feelings were at stake. No one would hurt him. He was her life and was the most important person in it – Until the day she met Quinn Baker – the man who would rock her world.

Quinn Baker was a quiet, maddening loner. Having a past that has haunted him for 17 years he was in no shape to take over his Father’s restaurant, Reds. So much pain and anger was still implanted inside his heart, he wasn’t sure coming back to San Diego would make things better. Not feeling love or compassion for many years he never would have thought Sandy would be the one who would take over his mind, body and soul. Along with Sandy would be her son, Joey – a boy who would give him a reason to love again.

 

Rain Street (Book #3)

Words can hurt. Words can do all sorts of things to a persons mind: self doubt, low self esteem, self conscious, self hate, depression.
It can change who you are and what you used to be.
On the outside, Beth Winters is proper, stoic, chic, and beautiful, yet on the inside she is shy, hesitant, self conscious and deeply torn – torn from her abusive marriage – therefore, believing in herself again will take a very special man to help her find her way back.

Blaine Sullivan was physically abused as a kid; stepping out of line with his father always had him end up with a busted rib or a blow to the face. He wasn’t about to let the history of his abuse change who he was – he would better himself for his son, Joey, and be the father he deserved. Furthermore, finding a woman who would love him is something Blaine thought he could never achieve – until Beth ran into him.

Two abused souls, who discover each other on one unexpected night should bring them a happily ever after – yet will they be strong enough to get past their haunted memories and move forward with one another?

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New Release ☆ MISTER MONEYBAGS by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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IMG_5273I met Bianca in an elevator.

She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck.

The beautiful, raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy because of the way I was dressed.

She had no clue I was really Dex Truitt, the wealthy, successful businessman she’d dubbed “Mister Moneybags”—her afternoon appointment.

Bianca told me how much she hated Dex’s type—snobby, over educated, silver- spooned men who didn’t appreciate the simple things in life.

So, after the elevator finally started moving again, I cancelled the interview and let her believe I was someone I wasn’t—a bike messenger named Jay. I loved the way she looked at the fake me and didn’t want it to end.

 

I began dating her as “Jay”—all the while letting her interview the real me over email.

I didn’t expect that our chemistry online would be just as hot.

I didn’t expect the mess I’d gotten myself into.

I didn’t expect that Jay and Dex would fall in love with her.

And she was falling for two men.

Only, both men were me.

And when she found out, we were both going to lose her.

Nothing could have prepared me for that day. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for what came after.

All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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Author photoVi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

 

 

 

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels.

Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Author Spotlight + Interview 💗 TJ West/Tiffany Janine

Since getting into this crazy book world of blogging and reviewing in 2014, I have come to find out it’s not an easy job for an author. We all read their books, with their glossy covers of a gorgeous model and tales of seduction, love, and hopefully a Happily Ever After. It seems like such an easy thing. Come up with a story and write it out. But I have learned that the process of a being an author is not that easy. It’s long days and nights of writing and rewriting, editing, losing days with your family all for the pleasure of the reader. What we don’t see is the pressure put on them to come up with a story that people will want to get lost in, to make us, go One-Click on Amazon for the pre-order, and then wait anxiously for the next book to come out in a series. Will people like it? Will they go on to read the next book? Is my writing good enough to give up some personal time to satisfy the wants of the reader? That’s a lot of pressure and it takes a strong author to stick with it. I give to you, TJ West, or Tiffany Janine, or as I am honored to say, my friend.

 

I’ve met TJ West numerous times at events. I’ve made myself known to her first as a blogger/reviewer, next as I fangirled over her, and now as a friend. Tiffany is one of those authors that you love from the beginning. Her writing style is easy going and seems effortless. Reading her books is never about reviewing for me. It’s finding out what she is going to do with her characters that you secretly crush on. It’s finding out what crazy thing her characters are going to do or say, all thanks to their creator. Her Downtown Series is my favorite rocker series. Forbidden Faith had me hating one of the characters. I wanted to hurt him and his arrogance. Then, what does she do but give him his own book! Now, I am in love with the guy thanks to the way his story was told. Notice I didn’t give away who this character was? Read Forbidden Faith and you will know and then read his story. Now I am waiting patiently (sort of) for the next crazy rocker and his story (btw, my favorite cover). But I am also excited because through all the craziness in this author world, she is keeping it real and doing what she loves to do and does so well. The fact she makes time for her family and friends to get out of her writing cave may be what makes her the amazing author she is. Finding that balance to keep readers coming back for more and keeping herself sane. How can you not fall in love with her?!

By Jacqui 

Tell us a little about yourself and your background.

I’m a stay at home mom at the age 42. I grew up in Long Beach, California with one older sister, Shannon. My parents are divorced but have been married to another spouse for over 30 years. I moved to San Diego, Ca with my husband Ricardo (boyfriend at the time) in 1998. We’ve been married almost 18 years in April 2017. We have 2 teenagers, son  Joey (17 graduating HS this year) and daughter Raquel (15 yrs) We have 2 crazy cats, Rusty and Luna.

What inspired you to write your first book?

Back in high school (which was a million years ago) I had a love for English class. Even before that, I loved developing stories from within and even did some acting back in the day. I loved everything about making up stories and wrote a book in HS. It was a cheesy book, but I loved creating it all the same. I tried writing another book after that, but like how life is, things end and life gets in the way. It wasn’t until years after I had my children that I decided to give writing a go once again. Self publishing was on the rise, so one day my friend and I talked about writing and it got me thinking that maybe I can self publish too? I knew back in the day I could never sell my books to a publisher. I didn’t have experience. But in the age of technology, anything is possible. November Rain became my first self published book.

What book has had the most influence in your life?

Are you asking about my books or another author’s book? LOL. Well if I have to choose one, I’ll go with Forbidden Faith (downtown series book 1) It influenced me to keep going, to work harder at each book. Since that book went live in 2015 I met some wonderful lifelong friends who told me they couldn’t wait for the next one in the series. I was inspired to write about each guy in the band, to tell their story. They’ve become my “family”.

How much truth is in your fiction?

Well, if I tell you that in Lasting Lyric, when Slim talks about how his brother fell down in a pile cow shit from rolling down a hill in North Carolina? I’d say that’s a very close story to something that happened to my sister when we were kids.  So yes, a lot of little stories here and there in my books have happened in my life. They’re little subtle things, just like Slim’s stories, or how Joey in Purple Rain is actually my son in real life. I love bringing a little bit of me into each story I write.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor and why?

Susan Fisher Davis has been my biggest mentor in the last two years. She’s taught me so much about writing and has even helped me edit my last book, and the one I’m working on. Without her help or knowledge, I might still be stuck in my rut of thinking that everything that I write is great, which in truth needs another set of eyes and honesty. She’s by far the most honest bitch ever, whether you love her honesty or not. She’s a true friend who has my back and I hers. I treasure her wisdom in this heavily competitive book world.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Yes. I find I have a challenge with describing direction and someone’s looks. I’m great with dialogue, but when it becomes about how to describe someone’s actions, that’s where I am flawed. Or beginning a new chapter; I have to really dig deep to figure out how to start it out. Where is my character going? What is he/she thinking? The beginning is always the hardest, but once I get to the dialogue (because I write all of my dialogue first) then I’m able to write faster and it flows.

What are you working on now? What is your next project?

I am working on my next downtown series book, Releasing Rhythm; my last guy in the band, Jason Chamber. He’s my dark and lonely horse who has a lot going on mentally. I really hope my readers love him as much as I love him, even though he’s driving me crazy right now. He’s become somewhat of a hot head and doesn’t know what he wants. Pushing away his one true love is agonizing LOL. After RR I’ll be starting another 2 story series called RICO (Bounty Brothers) It’s going to be a little different than my other stories from my previous series. Rico is related to June Tyndall from my downtown series, and was in Purple Rain. He’s a good guy, but is working with the wrong person. He is ordered to hunt down a woman who is believed to have killed someone’s brother (the accused woman’s husband). The brother is bad news. So this is where Rico comes in. There’s like a cat and mouse, suspense thing happening here. I hope I do it justice. Doing something new like this is a scary transition. Matthew Hosea, a good friend of mine, will be the cover model on this book. I hope I make him proud.

If you could spend time with one of your characters, who would it be?

I can’t choose just one so I’m going to pick JINKS… Who wouldn’t want to hang out with the hottest band and sexiest guys around??? OMG they would be a dream to spend the day with, especially after their concert. I love how they lay back and hang out with the groupies – well the ones that aren’t always trying to get into their pants that is. LOL!

Does your husband read your books?

Hell to the no. In the past I wanted him to read them, but honestly, he’ll tear them apart and find all my flaws. He’s very anal, so that is a big fat no. He has no interest anyways. haha!

Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?

LOL! I don’t really think I have any strange habits. The one thing that I do ( and I wrote earlier) is when I write my chapters, I always write down the dialogue first. This way I kinda get the feel of what the meat should be. All the feels from the dialogue melt with the meat. Make sense? Probably not haha. I get a lot of brainstorming through driving or when I’m going to sleep (which can be a problem. I can never fall asleep!) I’m pretty much a distracted person when writing. Facebook gets in the way of things and I can only do one book at a time. I haven’t been able to do multiple books at the same time just yet. It would overwhelm me.

How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning?

I am one weird person. Probably unlike most authors, I love digging around trying to come up with my characters names and titles. Each name for my books almost has a meaning. For my downtown series, each book has my lead woman’s character’s name on the front. I wanted my girls to have something to do with music. I thought it was a cool thing to do. Faith, I know, has nothing to do with music, but don’t we put our faith in music and it’s lyrics when we’re a hot, famous rock star? I think so. haha. With Releasing Rhythm, I didn’t use a name, because Peta was already established from Purple Rain. It was different and I hadn’t heard of it before. I actually love it.

From Chasing Paige…well Paige just went with the whole book feel of things. Her store is Chasing Pages, so I had to make her name the same. I know…weird. So yes, my names mean something to me and to each book. It’s what makes creating so amazing. Those names become “personalities”.  

Are you a plotter or a pantster?

Well, that’s where sleeping comes in or driving. I plot. But most of the time, ideas come while writing. I don’t sit down and plot a whole story. It has to happen as I write, or it won’t flow for  me. No one knows what’s going to happen until they begin writing. It should be a mystery and surprise to us just as much as it is to the readers. That’s my intake on it.

What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

My kids. Plain and simple. The End. Being a mother is my #1 focus. They may be older and almost out of school, but I’d still do anything, like drop a book or stop writing to be able to volunteer or drive them to the dentist. I’m a mom first and foremost.

Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? If so, what is it?

Probably rape. That’s a very sensitive subject with so many readers. I could never write a scene about it. I can certainly write after the fact, but not during. Make sense?

Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than others? Love? Action? Racy?

Ugh, it would definitely be Action. In Rico, there will be a lot of action, and I just don’t exactly know how to do it yet. How is he going to hold a gun. How will he fight and shoot?      OMG the list is endless. It’s going to be very challenging.

What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing process?

Making sure that my book is error free (which is impossible sometimes, even with five people looking at it to make sure it’s perfect) . Many times I’ve had to go through my book, after I have already uploaded it, to make changes. So many changes during Chasing Paige, it was horrible. The stress is terrible. And my least favorite part about the writing process is making sure my characters and stories don’t get boring.

What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?

The indie author world is a very big, big ocean. While you may think that this first book is going to make you an instant best seller? Think again. I’m on my 10th book and I’m still a small fish. We all want to become “Big” but don’t stop writing or publishing until you are out of ideas or if you begin to hate it, or not having fun with it anymore. I almost quit a few months back due to feeling like a failure. But having such loyal readers/friends they helped me get back on track.

I’ve learned that sales or where your ranks are, are not important. It took me a week off from writing and being on FB or any book site for that matter to get my ass back on track of things. I stopped making low sales a big deal. As long as I still have my loyal readers, I can still create amazing stories for them to read.

Just stay focused. Don’t let sales and ranks sway you from doing something you love. Stay true to who you are and don’t forget the small fish if you do become “big.” don’t forget you were once them.

Oh and get an Editor! Ha! Susan Fisher Davis has drilled that in me over and over again. My last book and RR are the best edited books I’ve had to date. I am very proud of them.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

OLD! Is that enough for ya? LMFAO! To be honest, I have no clue. I’m not sure if I’ll be writing or if I’ll be working alongside my husband when we open up a brewery. I’d like to say I’ll still be publishing, but I may suddenly get very tired of it and be done within 5  years. Who knows? Oh and I hope to be a grandmother in 10 years. HA! We’ll see about that!

Characters often find themselves in situations they aren’t sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?

Oh wow, it was when I wasn’t watching my budget ( actually I didn’t have a budget) . I was pretty much spending my $$ left and right and almost couldn’t get back up. It was horrible! Thank God I got my shit together and have able to settle down and slowly started saving again. Last year fucked me up LOL.

Does your significant other recognize his moves in your writing?

Well, since he doesn’t read my books, no. Hahah But guess what? The name RICO is my husbands nickname that our longtime friends call him. So that means he’s getting his own book 🙂 but it has nothing to do with his own personality.

What literary character is most like you?

Hmmm that’s tough. I guess Sandy in Purple Rain is. All the ladies I have created have a little bit of me in them, but Sandy says things that I would say and since she’s Joey’s mom we have that in common.

What secret talents do you have?

I used to love singing. I was in Glee growing up and used to sing endless hours in my bedroom or on the front porch, along with doing plays on my tape recorder. I love pool, I used to be pretty good at it – and darts. I’m not sure if that pertains to a secret talent haha.

Where is one place you want to visit that you haven’t been before?

So many places. I went to Maui with my family in the summer, but if I could go somewhere else – Australia. That is my dream place to go to. Or Ireland, Italy.

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Releasing April 11th

Releasing Rhythm (Downtown Book #5)

Jacqui’s Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jason –

“You’ll never be good enough…”

Five words that forever remain in my heart stopping me from moving forward… I don’t put a lot of faith in people especially since my upbringing wasn’t the most pleasant. There is a dark side to me that I don’t share with anyone, not even my bandmates. I prefer to focus on music never letting my secrets out.

Peta –

I have been let down by every man that has passed through my life. My trust has diminished a little more each time I am left behind. I swear I am cursed when it comes to men, until I cross paths with Jason.

Both drawn to one another in the most vulnerable of ways, Peta and Jason fall into each other, shedding light on the darkest part of their souls. Will Peta be able to help Jason release the rhythm of his heart or will he be forever living in the torment of his past?

 

 

 

 

The Downtown Series

Forbidden Faith (Book #1)

 

Jacqui’s Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lucas “Lucky” Jones:
Sometimes moments seem too good to be true, but if I want it bad enough, I get it.
Life with her was perfect, we fell in love and I didn’t think it could get any better. She was like a dream in every single way.
But in one instant, my world shattered and all it took was one solitary pay-off covered by one big lie.
Now I’m on the fast track trying to forget her, as the lead singer of my band, JINKS, but she never leaves my thoughts, her face is forever emblazed in my mind and the love I still have for her is forever a part of my heart. Every song I write and every song I sing is for her.

Faith Montgomery:
I’d never met anyone like him before. He was so much different than any other man. He was calm and confident and pure of heart.
Our love was perfect until he betrayed me, now the love I have for him won’t fade and I am unable to love a man who is not him. When he left, he took my heart with him.

Gone their separate ways after they were both ripped apart, they both wonder if their love is worth saving. They wonder if it is possible to rekindle what they once had or will Lucky always be chasing….Forbidden Faith?

 

 

 

 

Judging June (Book 1.5 NOVELLA)

Jacqui’s Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
June Tyndall and Phillip Caffrey are polar opposites.
June is a free spirit that owns and operates her own music label. She has tattoos, piercings and dresses like the rocker she is and the brand she represents.
Phillip is an architect. He is clean cut, prim and proper guy that works out at the gym and dresses in fine tailored suits.
There is nothing about June that Phillip finds attractive, especially her graphic body art. She isn’t the typical woman he goes after.
One drunken night leads June and Phillip into each others’ arms and bed. But for every action there is a reaction, and sometimes life changing consequences.
Will Phillip finally look past the image and see June for who she is? Or will he continue judging June and accept the consequences?
Can opposites truly attract?

 

 

 

 

Harmony’s Healing (Book #2)

Jacqui’s Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Danny Jay, lead guitarist of the hottest new band, JINKS has found himself fighting for control in his own life. He can’t control his father’s choices, the sister he blames for his abandonment or his best friend dating his sister. It’s the ultimate betrayal leaving him bitter, angry and unforgiving.

Harmony’s older sister raised her after their parent’s fatal car accident instead of going into the foster care system. When tragedy struck again Harmony made the hardest choices to pay the bills and survive. She gets a second chance to build a better life when offered a job at Montgomery Suites, where she crosses paths with Danny.

After one horrible drunken evening at Montgomery Suites, Harmony takes care of Danny and feels a connection but he is damaged and reserved. Will these two abandoned souls be able to heal each other?

My Melody (Book #3)

Jacqui’s Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

People think I’m a ladies man. On the outside I look like your typical stud who is only out for sex, but there is more to me than just my rocker persona. Don’t get me wrong, I love to entertain the ladies with a grin to melt their panties, a body made for sin and fingers that can play a woman’s body like they play my bass guitar, but there’s more to me than what meets the eye. I come from a good, tight knit family who instilled in me to always go after what I wanted….

And I wanted her…

I had a heart full of love to give to one woman, there was just one problem, finding the woman who wanted it…

Until her…she was older, wiser, showed me things I had no clue about. Our relationship was supposed to be fun, until she took it one step too far and I realized I was way in over my head.

I wanted more….

Lasting Lyric (Book #4)

Jacqui’s Review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It was a spark neither one of us saw coming….
It was a love neither one of us expected…

It’s a competition of wit and intelligence. Our attraction undeniable and our chemistry magnetic. Very much different in our upbringings, so naturally the odds would be stacked against any kind of romance..

I’m the rock star and she’s every bit the good girl. We respect each other, but push each other’s buttons. Our friendship is unconventional, but something inside of me tells me that Lyric is my perfect fit.

It only takes one moment to change everything, one moment to turn my whole world upside down. What happens when you fall in love with your best friend? Are you prepared to handle the emotions?

She’ll be the one lyric I can’t shake…

Falling for Words Series

Chasing Paige (Book #1)

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*For those readers who are not into explicit language and explicit sex scenes, this book is highly recommended*

Paige Turner – A 28 year old widow who owns a bookstore called Chasing Pages meets someone unexpectedly after two years of her husband’s death. Little does she know he’s the one who writes her favorite novels and has a secret he is keeping from her.
James Diamond Parker AKA J.D. Parker – is a horror novelist who is having a signing at Paige’s book store. The first glimpse of Paige and he instantly feels a connection with her. Love begins to brew between the two of them, yet there is something James is keeping from Paige, something that will change everything between them.
Will the secret destroy their newly founded love, or tie them closer together?

The Rain Series 

November Rain (Book #1)

Marty Mayfield fell in love at the tender age of 16 to Matt Cooper. He was her world until the day he left to go into the Air Force. From many letters she had written and mailed, responses from Matt never came. Her world felt destroyed and lonely. After graduating high school she moved to Paris and lived there for 12 years. During her years of living there she met the man she thought could replace Matt. Turned out her years in Paris brought nothing but pain, loss and suffering.
Making a fresh start from her wounded past she makes her way to San Diego, California where she ends up finding the one person who had always made her feel whole. Will she be able to get past her scars and give Matt her whole heart again? Will she be able to forgive him for leaving her hopeless? Denying her love for him will be a struggle, sexually and emotionally.

Matt Cooper was the black sheep of his family. He wanted nothing more than to play music and live outside his father’s influence within the Air Force. Having no other choice, he took that road and left the one girl who loved him unconditionally. Regretting his decision for not writing Marty back, he continued to serve his country. Years later, after retiring, he started living his dream in San Diego, but the loneliness was always there. His heart had always been with Marty. He couldn’t get past the thought of ever living without her. Feeling like he came out of years of a coma she enters his life again. He felt his love for her immediately and more stronger than ever. Getting her to trust him again will be a battle, but he was never going to give up. He was determined to keep her in his life forever.

Purple Rain ( Book 2)

Sandy Brooks was a single mom who was raising a young boy with High Functioning Autism. She left her home state, Seattle, Washington and moved to sunny San Diego, California to start a new life for her and her son, Joey. She was determined to make it on her own with the goal of keeping her son happy and well cared for. She may have dated a few men in her days, but wasn’t out to have a man take over her life. She couldn’t trust her relationships to last, because Joey’s feelings were at stake. No one would hurt him. He was her life and was the most important person in it – Until the day she met Quinn Baker – the man who would rock her world.

Quinn Baker was a quiet, maddening loner. Having a past that has haunted him for 17 years he was in no shape to take over his Father’s restaurant, Reds. So much pain and anger was still implanted inside his heart, he wasn’t sure coming back to San Diego would make things better. Not feeling love or compassion for many years he never would have thought Sandy would be the one who would take over his mind, body and soul. Along with Sandy would be her son, Joey – a boy who would give him a reason to love again.

 

Rain Street (Book #3)

Words can hurt. Words can do all sorts of things to a persons mind: self doubt, low self esteem, self conscious, self hate, depression.
It can change who you are and what you used to be.
On the outside, Beth Winters is proper, stoic, chic, and beautiful, yet on the inside she is shy, hesitant, self conscious and deeply torn – torn from her abusive marriage – therefore, believing in herself again will take a very special man to help her find her way back.

Blaine Sullivan was physically abused as a kid; stepping out of line with his father always had him end up with a busted rib or a blow to the face. He wasn’t about to let the history of his abuse change who he was – he would better himself for his son, Joey, and be the father he deserved. Furthermore, finding a woman who would love him is something Blaine thought he could never achieve – until Beth ran into him.

Two abused souls, who discover each other on one unexpected night should bring them a happily ever after – yet will they be strong enough to get past their haunted memories and move forward with one another?

 

Hell Yeah!: All the King’s Horses by Katherine Rhodes

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One million-dollar horse.
One family farm.
One Jersey Girl with an attitude.
One recipe for complete disaster.

Well, if anyone had asked RJ Miller, anyway. To make matters worse, he started the whole deal firmly planted on the wrong foot–and Lucy da Silva made sure he knew it.

Visiting the Double Down Ranch outside Austin, Lucy is there with her sister to purchase a stock of breeding horses for her family back in New Jersey. She knows her horses. She knows her farms. She knows her mind–and she knows she doesn’t like RJ Miller.

Despite the rocky start, RJ finds himself falling for the high-spirited woman. It seems like there’s nothing she can’t do: ride, rope, clean, cook, and dance. Lucy can’t seem to stay away from RJ either, and they find themselves riding more than horses.

If only life were simple: find the girl, fall in love, happily ever after. But with people plotting to get their hands on Double Down’s beautiful thoroughbred, King’s Dominion, Lucy has to admit a truth she hid years ago to save RJ’s sister and her own life…

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Tearing over the ground as fast as he could, he kept Lucy and Birch in sight. She was getting way too close to the flames, but stopped before she coaxed Birch through. RJ skidded to a halt next to her.

“You insane woman!”

“You brought rope, awesome. We need to get the foal out. Mom can’t do it on her own.”

“This is a wild mare with offspring. Let me.”

“RJ, trust me. Please. I’ll get the foal out faster than you can imagine.”

Before he lodged a good protest with sound logic, Lucy was down in the gulch, with his rope.

She held it out to the mother for her inspection first, the mother sniffing and tasting, shockingly allowing her to pat her nose. A moment later, with her hand still on the mother’s nose, she had the rope around the foal’s neck. She dropped it, and releasing the mother, looped it under his back haunches—effectively making a handle for the foal. She led it to the shallower end, away from the fire, and tossed the length up to RJ.

He caught it and moved so the foal could help them lift it out. With a hard shoulder shove from Lucy on his rump, the small animal climbed out as RJ pulled and was up and on stable ground in under two minutes. He pulled off his shirt and tied it over the foal’s eyes to keep him calm.

He looked back to the gulch to see what Lucy’s plan was to get the mother out and found her mounted bareback on the semi-wild mare. She coaxed her over to the path her baby had taken and leaned forward, whispering encouraging words in her ear.

RJ fell completely in love with Lucy in that instant.

The horse made careful steps up and out of the gulch, trotting over to RJ and her baby. She nuzzled the foal and tossed her mane as Lucy slid off.

“Fire’s right behind us. Let’s go.” Lucy uncovered the foal’s eyes and used the shirt to wallop the mother on the rump.

The Mustang reared up and let out a tremendous neigh, then took off at a gallop for the bridge. RJ grabbed Lucy’s hand and started running for the bridge. He realized they could feel the heat on their backs as they ran, and the fire was chewing up the distance.

The sweet sound of boots on metal finally greeted them, Tennessee and Heath waiting for them on the other side.

RJ was barely able to catch Lucy before she hit the ground, her legs giving out from under her.

He lowered both of them to the ground and wrapped his arms around her.

“You maniac. Don’t ever do that again.”

He slammed his mouth over hers and swept in, a man possessed. Lucy’s hand slipped around his neck, winding her fingers in his hair, pulling him closer, making the kiss deeper, and deeper still. Her taste was one he would never forget, one he would never erase from his memory, or try to replace. Their tongues met and danced, and visited each other in junction of their lips.

RJ didn’t want to let her go. He wanted the kiss to last forever.

“Hey, lover boy.”

The two of them broke away, reluctantly. Ten was leaning against his side of the truck, and Jaxson was laughing from the cab.

“You’re gonna want to not get naked out here in the dirt, okay? Take the lady back to the house.”

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About the Author:

Author of erotica, light BDSM erotica and paranormal erotica. Expert in the profundities of bad movies and awful literature. Armed with her Bachelors of English, Literature she has set her mind to writing
erotic romances which are kinky, dirty, and fun. A lackadaisical laundry goddess, Katherine resides in Philadelphia with her husband, three cats and a betta named Fishtian Grey.

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5 Star Review + Excerpt ☆ Too Sexy for Love by Sable Hunter

Too Sexy for Love

Reviewed by Andrea

Connor McGregor is one helluva sexy man. He is handsome, smart, and richer than God. Everything he touches turns to gold. Best of all, he’s even a nice guy. The man really has no idea how perfect he is. The only flaw in this Prince Charming’s character is that he can’t see himself with just one woman, he has no intention of settling down. Why should he? His goal is to make as many women happy as possible. And so far, he’s succeeding.

Until one day…he accidentally kisses his partner.

His adorable, feisty, snarky little partner.

A kiss that changes everything.

Rey Cassidy is his right hand. The woman behind the man. Whatever he can envision, she can make happen. After the kiss, his focus begins to change. Business is not so important, playing the field is getting old. How did he overlook the amazing woman who was right under his nose?

But identifying her as his soulmate is just half the battle.

Rey knows him better than anyone.

Convincing her to trust him, to give him a chance, just might be impossible.


 

 

EXCERPT

Tell Seymour to send up some champagne and caviar. We’ll be celebrating tonight.”

His rapid topic change didn’t surprise her, she was used to his ADD. Not that he’d admit to having the problem, but she thought that diagnosis might explain his inability to remain interested in any one woman for more than a couple of days. “No ‘we’ about it, unless you have a mouse in your pocket, I’m not working late.” Rey took a deep breath, then lied through her teeth. “I have a date.”

He stopped in his tracks. “A date? You?”

Connor’s surprise irritated Rey. So, what if her date was with a hot water bottle and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. Her fierce leader didn’t need to know those details. “Yes, is that so hard to believe?”

She left him standing there with mouth agape, while she informed the concierge what to send up to the penthouse suite. Her presence wasn’t required for the celebration. To find companionship, all Connor would have to do was go through his Little Black Book app and select from a smorgasbord of willing women, or by the look of the crowd outside, he could just stand at the entrance of the Waterloo like Elvis at the gates of Graceland. She was sure any one of his admirers would be willing to spend a few hours with him – – celebrating.

After passing along Connor’s wishes, she made her way to the elevator, taking the first ten seconds of alone time she’d had all day to check her messages. With a few quick clicks, she solved several problems, made three appointments, and confirmed a half dozen meetings. Life in the fast lane made Rey’s blood fizz through her veins, as if it was carbonated. She loved it! The only fly in the ointment was the necessary inclusion of Connor himself. Again, Rey became amused at her own thought. She was being mean. There would be no McGregor Developments without McGregor. A real estate mogul who made money hand over fist, Connor was truly brilliant, he just wasn’t detail oriented.

Like the latest edition of Austin Monthly proclaimed, Connor was considered to be the city’s most eligible bachelor. Everything the man touched turned to gold. He’d turned a few waterfront acres near downtown Austin into the premier properties in the state. He had the vision and his team made it happen…and by ‘his team’ she meant her, Rey Cassidy.

She was the woman behind the man.

The very capable woman.

“Come on, slowpoke, my finger’s getting tired of holding this button.”

“What?” Rey jerked her head up, surprised he’d waited on her. “Sorry, I thought you’d already gone up.”

“Why would I do that?” He put a big hand over the opening where the doors emerged to insure they didn’t jump out and bump Rey while she boarded. “I need you.”

“Yes, you do,” she agreed with him. Her calm demeanor didn’t reveal the landslide of emotions Connor’s words released within her. She knew what he meant, he needed her business acumen.

His admission had nothing to do with her identity as a woman.

She fought back the irritation her summation called forth. This was a sore spot for her. Rey had fallen head over heels for her brilliant friend the day she met him.

Thank God, she’d come to her senses.

While she was absolutely loyal and completely committed to their interests – Rey Cassidy had no illusions about Connor McGregor’s suitability as a romantic interest. While he possessed many good qualities: a concern for the environment, a philanthropic heart, and a fondness for animals – his downfall was women, he couldn’t resist them. Connor loved women.

All women.

Except Rey.

In all their time together, he’d never once made a pass at her, never made a risqué suggestion, or a lewd comment. Oh, he teased her. He was nice to her. He respected her highly. To Connor, she was a valuable asset, his path to success, his secret weapon, and yes, his friend.

But that was all.

And Rey was fine with it.

There was no way she would ever put up with Connor McGregor and his antics until the water got hot. If they were to ever attempt to be a couple, she’d kill the man dead in the first twenty-four hours.

But that wasn’t going to happen. He wasn’t attracted to her. Rey didn’t have what it took to please Connor McGregor.

If one were to ask him, and people had, what type of woman he preferred, his answer was always the same.

Female.

Connor liked to think he was an equal opportunity philanderer, but that wasn’t true. He definitely had a type – centerfolds – statuesque beauties with lush, long hair and surgically enhanced bust lines. Rey was none of those things.

She was…adequate.

As one member of the paparazzi phrased it in an article/expose of Connor a few years back, she didn’t seem to fit the picture. By all accounts, Miss Rey Cassidy appears to be an integral part of Connor McGregor’s success, but one can’t help but notice she looks out of place in his world. While Mr. McGregor’s masculine perfection is unquestioned, he certainly can’t be categorized as a swan, more a golden eagle perhaps. But Miss Cassidy plays the role of the Ugly Duckling quite well. We can’t claim to understand their dynamics, but we do applaud the results. McGregor Developments is changing the face of Central Texas for the better.

Rey remembered well how she’d tried to hide the periodical containing the humiliating article from Connor, but he’d eventually seen it. And when he did, she remembered how he demanded a retraction and threatened to have the magazine shut down. Rey had tried to explain to him that the retraction would be as embarrassing as the original piece, but he hadn’t listened.

Rey knew she wasn’t beautiful, her own mother and sister had pointed that fact out many times. But seeing it in print and knowing Connor saw it too…well, it had taken a long time for her to get over the humiliation. One good thing did come from the fiasco, however. Rey endeavored to improve herself, dressing more fashionably and getting a makeover. She might be a country girl, but if she was going to rub elbows with the rich and famous, it was time to start acting the part.

Once she was in the elevator with him and the doors closed, Rey adjusted her mask of indifference. “I think all we need to do tonight is prepare your comments for tomorrow’s televised announcement. Our partnership with the Earle brothers will be a landmark deal in this city. Luxury apartments, five-star restaurants, world class boutiques – the sky’s the limit.” Her tone was appropriately enthusiastic, yet professionally curtailed.

“Ah, not tonight. Tonight, I have a proposition for you.”

Rey’s heart skipped a beat. “What kind of a proposition?”

“Patience. Patience.” Connor wiggled a finger at her. “I need to ply you with champagne and get you in the mood first.”

In the mood? A surprised bark of laughter escaped Rey’s lips. “Champagne isn’t going to help.”

“We’ll see.” He looked entirely confident and too handsome for his own good – or Rey’s.

Trying not to look agitated, she leaned against the elevator wall and folded her arms over her nearly non-existent bosom. “What do you need for me to do, take a drug test for you? Provide a urine sample?”

Her sassy comment just made him smile. “Not hardly. I don’t do drugs, you know that.” He made a sweeping gesture down his body. “This is a temple.”

As the elevator dinged its arrival, she pushed off the wall toward the door. “I’d bow and scrape, but I think your temple gets a little too much worshipful attention as it is.”

Connor stuffed his hands in his front pocket, his stance wide, letting her precede him. “Negatory, my little Rey of sunshine. I give women what they want. I’m just spreading joy.”

Rey laughed, stepping out into the lavish suite. “Joy is not what you’re spreading. You’re a virus, McGregor.”

“Yet, you’re unaffected,” he stated, but with a questioning lilt to his voice.

“I’m immune.” Heading into the comfortable sitting room, Rey took her normal seat on the oversize leather couch, immediately pulling her tablet from her purse to check their schedules. “Now, what’s on your mind? What do you need from me? I’m way ahead of you on the contracts.” When he took a chair across from her, she met his eyes and immediately got snared in his compelling gaze.

“Rey, we need to talk. We’ve been friends since college.” He began, then hesitated, a decidedly guilty look coming over his face.

Uh-oh. What was this? She was not only his assistant, they also had a semi-partnership agreement where she earned stock options in his company when a deal performed above expectations. Rey intended to fight him for her fair share if she had to. “Connor, are you trying to break up with me, professionally speaking?”

Connor’s eyes widened. “Oh, hell no.” He barked out a laugh. “I do have my faults, but stupidity is not one of them.”

She gave him a pointed look. “Well, that’s debatable at times.” When he glared at her, she amended her statement. “Yes, we’ve been friends awhile. What’s on your mind?”

“Well…” Connor hesitated. “I need you to run interference for me with a woman.”

Rey didn’t know what she’d been expecting him to say, but this wasn’t it. She saw red. “What do you mean?”

He held up a hand defensively. “It’s no big deal, I just…uh…seem to have overbooked again.”

“Overbooked? If you wouldn’t juggle women like bean bags, you wouldn’t get yourself in a bind.” Yes, she’d done this before and she didn’t like it.

“I’m not that bad.” When she narrowed her eyes at him, he gave her a sheepish smile. “Well, maybe I am. But I don’t mean to be. I just want each one of my ladies to feel special, and sometimes I can’t be in two places at one time.”

“I don’t know how anyone can feel special when they’re just part of a herd,” Rey grumbled.

“Not a herd, I choose to think of them as a select group of lucky women,” he gave her a disarming grin.

Rey bristled, but she resigned herself to her boss’s predilection for the fairer sex. Some people had a weakness for chocolate, others for alcohol or gambling – Connor’s vice was women. At least he was honest, for the most part. He made no promises of a future or even exclusivity, all he tried to do was keep them separate.

For their own safety. And his.

And to avoid misunderstandings and the occasional cat fight.

“All right, all right. What do you need me to do and what do I get out of it?”

Connor snorted. “Bless your little mercenary heart.” When she rolled her eyes, he stood and strode to his desk near the window. “I need you to pick up Veronica at the airport tomorrow and in return I’ll sponsor that 5K run for your favorite charity. The whole thing – advertising, T-shirts, food, water, permits – the whole ball of wax. What is it called? Remind me.”

“Helping Hands, raising money to build housing for the homeless.” She narrowed her gaze at him. “I can’t believe you’re asking me to babysit one of your women in order to get your support for a worthy cause.”

“Why not? I scratch your back, you scratch mine.” Connor hid a grin. He wouldn’t tell Rey he’d already sent a check to cover the sponsorship.

“Couldn’t you have arranged for a taxi to meet Veronica?”

Connor frowned, which only served to emphasize the sexy cleft in his chin. “I’d rather you handle this. She knows you and I are close.”

“She does?” Rey knew this information was meant to make her feel better, but it didn’t. She felt…vulnerable. Connor’s romantic liaisons were usually something she tried to ignore. She knew they were happening, she just didn’t want to get involved.

“Sure.” He stood up and came to sit on the arm of the couch next to her. Much to her dismay, Connor ruffled her hair. “You’re my buddy.”

Rey growled softly, her lip lifting in a tiny snarl. “Don’t call me that.” Growing up, her neighbor’s dog had been named Buddy. She didn’t enjoy the connotation. Moving away from him, Rey rose and stalked to the wet bar. The doorbell rang as she was about to take a bottle of water out of the small fridge. Instead, she went to the door and opened it, allowing the waiter to push a cart into the room laden with a silver domed platter and a bottle of Dom Perignon chilling in a bucket of ice.

Connor jumped up to greet his employee. “Jerry, how’s your little girl? Did she enjoy the dance recital?”

“She did, sir, and thank you for sending the roses. She’ll never forget it and neither will we.”

“Not a problem.” Connor fished out a twenty. “You tell Stacy that I plan to watch her dance in the Nutcracker next year.”

“I’ll do it, Mr. McGregor.” Jerry nodded at Rey before leaving. “Just ring if you need anything else.”

Once the waiter was gone, Rey tried to hold onto her annoyance but it was impossible. When she saw the sweet side of Connor McGregor, the considerate way he treated people, she just couldn’t stay angry at him. “When is Veronica’s flight and what do you want me to do with her after I pick her up?” Her tone was one of pained resignation.

“Bring Veronica back here and see her to her room, spend a little time with her, maybe share a cup of coffee.”

“Why not bring her here to the penthouse?”

“Oh, no. I use other rooms in the hotel for my assignations. I don’t bring women to my private suite.”

What was she? Chopped liver? “I see.” She picked up the dome and checked out the food, finding an appetizing array of hors d’oeuvres. “So, what will you be doing while I’m entertaining Veronica?”

Taking the champagne bottle, he deftly uncorked it, pouring each of them some in a fluted glass. “Veronica is coming in a day earlier than we originally planned. I had a previous engagement with Serena that I just couldn’t cancel. She’s counting on me to be her date at her mother’s birthday party.”

“You’re just too kind, aren’t you?” Rey accepted the glass and took an overly large sip, then sputtered and coughed when the bubbles went straight up her nose.

“Hey, are you all right?” Connor came to Rey and handed her a napkin. “Take it slow, you don’t drink much alcohol.”

Rey felt completely gauche. Each time she heard about plans Connor made with one of his many women, she never failed to compare herself with his conquests. She always came up short.

“I’m fine.” She set the glass down. “I need to drive home anyway. Text me Veronica’s flight and room info and I’ll take care of her. I should be paid extra for dealing with your harem, you know.”

“You probably should. Thanks, Rey.”

Rey was looking down and when he moved close, she jerked her head up. “No problem…” What would’ve been a thank-you kiss to her cheek, turned into a helluva lot more when her mouth accidentally collided with his.

Sizzle! Spark!

Whoops.

His mouth caressed hers and Rey’s heart stopped. Step back. Step back, she told herself. But her muscles refused to obey. Damnation! Why did this have to feel so good?

One second. Two seconds. Three. Caressing lips. The tease of a tongue.

Fuck.

Connor jerked back and Rey whirled around, making a grab for her purse, and heading out like a gazelle trying to outrun a hungry lion. Hmmm, maybe she did watch too much Animal Planet. “Getting late, I gotta go. Have a good night.”

“Yea, I forgot about your…date. You have a good time too.”

Rey just nodded, poking the elevator button thirty-odd times in just a few seconds. “Come on, come on,” she whispered.

“Rey…wait. I think we need to…” Connor called out, his voice getting closer with every word.

Whoosh!

The doors opened and Rey rushed in, punching the down button just as Connor reached the door. “Rey!” Connor slammed his hand against the elevator door. “What the hell just happened?” He’d been minding his own business, working out a plan to make everybody happy – and Boom! His assistant’s soft, plump lips had just gotten in his way. And when he’d felt them, tasted them, Connor had momentarily lost focus. “Fuck,” he swore again, realizing she was already gone. And knowing Rey, she was already halfway to the parking garage by now. He could have Security stop her, but something told him that wouldn’t be a wise thing to do.

Reviewing the events of the last few minutes, he tried to ascertain if he’d done something wrong. If not…why did he feel like he’d made a big mistake?

About the Author:

 

Sable Hunter is a New York Times, USA Today bestselling author of over 50 books in 9 series. She writes sexy contemporary stories full of emotion and suspense. Her focus is mainly cowboy and novels set in Louisiana with a hint of the supernatural. Sable writes what she likes to read and enjoys putting her fantasies on paper. Her books are emotional tales where the heroine is faced with challenges. Her aim is to write a story that will make you laugh, cry and swoon. If she can wring those emotions from a reader, she has done her job. Sable resides in Austin, Texas with her two dogs. Passionate about all animals, she has been known to charm creatures from a one ton bull to a family of raccoons. For fun, Sable haunts cemeteries and battlefields armed with night-vision cameras and digital recorders hunting proof that love survives beyond the grave. Welcome to her world of magic, alpha heroes, sexy cowboys and hot, steamy to-die-for sex. Step into the shoes of her heroines and escape to places where right prevails, love conquers all and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream

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New Release + 5 Star ARC Review ☆ Heph (Modern Descendents #3) by Elda Lore

Heph (Modern Descendents #3)  Elda Lore

ARC received for an honest review.

Reviewed by Jacqui

Well damn. There are some authors that when you finish their book, you have to take a couple of days to recover from such an amazing story. Heph – Modern Descendents #3 is one of those books and Elda Lore is one of those authors. Her ability to take characters from Greek Mythology and turn them into incredible stories is a gift. Everytime I read one of these stories, I fall in love with the character and think it can’t get better. But in the case of this series, each character becomes better and I can’t get enough.


Heph is one of the many children of Zeke, mentioned in Book 1 & 2. After being promised to a woman that cheated on him, Heph leaves and goes to Hestia’s house to get over everything. What he doesn’t expect when he arrives is to have his car shot with an arrow by Phyre and then to fall for the girl who could start fires. But he is willing to fight for his Little Spark.


Phyre found her way to Hestia’s, a safe place for people like her. Having lost her way in the world, she felt safe and in control at Hestia’s. That is until Hephaestus shows up and helps to make her forget she is different. But will she be able to get over the guilt she has over what she did to a man who took advantage of her? Will she give herself to the big, burly metalworker who could either make her happy or break her heart?


Heph will steal your heart. His and Phyre’s story is written with so many emotions and twists you won’t want to stop reading,as proven by my very tired looking eyes from staying up late. Elda Lore, you have outdone yourself and I am thrilled I got to read this book. Thank you for bringing us such a true love story. I can’t wait for the next one.

 Synopsis

Phyre has a haunting past. The girl without a last name and fire in her hands burns with a history of destruction to save herself. Solace is finally found in the cozy comfort of Hestia’s Home, a place for women who need hiding. Just like her five surrogate sisters-in-solitude, Phyre yearns to extinguish memories and rekindle her spirit. Her plan blazes forward until he arrives.
Hephaestus Cronus considers himself an ugly man. A near-death accident left him disabled but not without heart. His gratitude lies with the protection of his foster mother, Hestia. Running from a failed relationship, Heph only desires the familiar fires of the hearth at her home. Burned from the heartache, Heph never expected to spark a new flame in the rose-bud-cherry-haired girl missing a name.
This modern tale of Hephaestus, the metal working god, rights the wrong of a crippled man failed at love. Here the flaming passion he deserved as an under-recognized god is written in a new fashion with the fiery spirit of a woman who ignites true love between these twin flames.
 
 
 About the Author  
A writer of mythical worlds in modern times, I’m the alter ego of contemporary romance author, L.B. Dunbar. Learn more about me at: www.facebook.com/eldaloreauthor
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New Release ☆ The Castle (Endgame #3) by Skye Warren

THE FINAL BOOK IN THE TRILOGY! Safe in the ivory tower… 

Gabriel Miller swears he’ll keep me safe. Enemies lurk outside, waiting to strike. An army held back by these walls.

Except some animal instinct warns me the danger is much closer. It’s already here. Is Gabriel my protector or my enemy? Is this house a castle or a cage?

There’s nowhere for me to go, no one left for me to trust.

No escape from a past determined to capture its prize.

 
PRAISE FOR THE ENDGAME SERIES


“Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!” – Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author

“Edgy, provocative and deeply erotic, The Pawn is one of my top reads of the year! Skye Warren brings you a sensual battle of wills guaranteed to leave you gasping by the end.” – Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author

“Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy! Emotions run high and readers will be left gasping.” – Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times bestselling author

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About the Author

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

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New Release ☆ Someday Soon (the Not Yet series Book 3) by Laura Wood

 

One mouthwatering temptation…

 

All Daisy Goldsmith wants is to get out of her small town, leaving behind the bullies who’ve taunted her. Attending culinary school in New York has always been her biggest dream—a dream she’s not confident enough to pursue. After all, she’s nothing but a “fat cow.” But when her brother’s best friend, the man who’s always secretly held her heart, moves back to town after college, everything changes for Daisy.

 

One scrumptious nibble…

 

The Goldsmith house has always been Jon Roberts’ sanctuary from the crazy of his life. With a broken and dysfunctional family, Jon embraces the Goldsmiths like his own. After getting a real glimpse of the woman Daisy’s becoming, Jon is torn between his loyalty to the family and his desire for his best friend’s little sister.

 

One delectable bite…

 

As Daisy and Jon spend more time together, they can’t resist the attraction between them. Once they’ve had a taste, nothing can keep them apart–not their dreams, their families, or the difference in their age. Can someday turn into forever or will they bite off more than they can handle?

 

 

 

EXCERPT

 

I opened the door to the small bathroom that adjoined Dean’s bedroom and was also shared by hallway access. Steam billowed out, and it took a few seconds before I could see clearly.

Fucking hell.

Staring at me with wide blue eyes, water dripping down her shoulders from her wet hair, and nothing but a tiny, goddamned towel on, was Daisy.

“Jesus. I’m sorry. The door wasn’t locked.” I fumbled out an apology while attempting to pry my greedy eyes off her curvaceous, damp body.

Daisy swallowed, and her eyes fixed on me. Or more accurately, my lower half.

Motherfucking hell.

I was ready to get in the shower. Dean and Grace would be here soon, and the rest of the family would be gathering in the kitchen for breakfast. I walked into the bathroom in only my boxer briefs. Briefs that were now beginning to tent as I focused on the unbelievable sight in front of me.

“I locked the door that leads to the hallway. I thought I locked this one, but I guess I didn’t. I’m the one who’s sorry.” Daisy spoke to my cock, unable or unwilling to look away and not sounding the least bit sorry.

I cleared my throat, and she jumped, looking into my eyes, her face flushed and her breathing rapid.

“Well, I’ll give you your privacy.” I took a step back into my room.

“Wait,” Daisy placed her hand on my forearm, her other hand clutching the towel to her.

I stopped, and she moved closer to me until our chests were almost touching. Her smell, even freshly showered, of sugar and honey, was heady.

“I wanted to be the first to say Happy Thanksgiving. I’m so glad you’ll be here today.” Daisy’s voice was whisper soft. “And I just have to say that your body is so gorgeous, Jon. I thought you should know–”

I stopped her words with my mouth, kissing her hard, my hands cupping her face, my tongue meeting hers in strong, desperate thrusts. A grunt escaped, one that sounded needy and frustrated and full of want. As she registered the sound, she pressed her body against mine, her hands on my chest, tracing the edges of muscle, and then on my back and finally my ass.

As I reveled in her touch, something hit my feet, and I froze. As I stilled, so did Daisy. Her body was plastered to mine, but her towel was on the floor.

Jesus Christ, motherfucking hell, goddammit.

She was naked. My Daisy. My Sunshine.

Her eyes were hooded, and she licked her lips, not even attempting to pull away. My dick grew so hard it hurt, and she adjusted her hips, moving it in between her legs with a soft whimper at the sensation.

“Daisy,” I rested my forehead on hers. “We can’t do this. Your whole family is here. At home. Your parents, your brother is on his way, due here any minute.” She closed her eyes and nodded, but as she did, she rotated her hips, ever so slightly.

“But you need to know, I want you so fucking bad, I feel like tearing the bathroom apart.” My voice was rough, and she nodded, eyes still closed as she moved against me.

“Daisy,” I croaked out. “You have to go to your room. Please.” My spine tingled, and my heart raced, my entire body on fire.

She stopped, her eyes open, heavy with desire, and she took two steps back.

She took two steps back.

There weren’t any more cuss words left to say. I was speechless. She believed me. Daisy, my girl who had been picked on and ridiculed over her body, believed that I found her sexy. That I wanted her. And so she showed all of herself to me, unabashedly.

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author, Laura Ward, writes sweet and sexy stories that will hopefully make you look at the world in a different way. Her books include the Not Yet series: Not Yet, Until Now and Someday Soon (release date April 3, 2017), as well as Contemporary Romance standalone, Past Heaven. She is also the co-author of the College Bound series: The Pledge and The Color of Us. Laura lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. She married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her dream of writing books. When not picking up toy trucks, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.

 

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