Friday, December 29, 2017

Teaser Share for Spy by Maggie Carpenter

Spy: His Mission. His Orders. His Promise.
An action-packed, super-sexy espionage romance
by Maggie Carpenter.
Release Date: January 4, 2018


Jumping to her feet and spinning around, Natalie Freeman stares in shock at the only man shes ever loved. Oliver Barton broke his promise and her heart when he left her behind, but astounded surprise quickly changes to fear. If her employer catches Oliver in her hotel suite theyll both be killed.

British secret agent Oliver Barton, searching for the strawberry-haired beauty for two years, was mortified when shed surfaced working for ruthless Russian gangster Victor Pichenko. An ancient Roman artifact believed to be carrying top-secret documents is in the hands of the evil psychopath. Olivers mission is to procure the priceless relic, but his priority is to rescue Natalie and win back her heart.

Can he pull off the dangerous operation while safely liberating the woman he loves?

James Bond move over. Theres a new secret agent in town. A man who sizzles between the sheets, has the instincts of a predator, and the cunning of
Machiavelli. If you enjoy a twisting plot, intriguing characters and espionage romance, youll love this book.

NOTE: Spy: His Mission. His Orders. His Promise, contains graphic sex,
bondage, spanking and violence.

When we were separated I wasnt a monk, but you were always with me, always on my mind, I was always wishing I was with you.
Youve made me all gooey.
Like soft caramel? Then Ill have to eat you up, he purred, softly kissing her neck, but what was it you were thinking about when I walked in?
How amazing it is when we have sex.
We dont have sex. Sex is mundane, boring, yawnsville.
If its not sex what is it?
Its bodily obsession, he said huskily, moving his lips to her ear. Its all-consuming lust, its my devouring you, every part of you, your luscious body, your mind and your heart.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Pre Order: Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty @stacyjuba

Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty

Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty, the second book in Stacy Juba's Storybook Valley series, is now available for pre-order. If you pre-order now, you will get the book delivered to your e-reader on the official release date of March 5, 2018.

Prancing Around With Sleeping Beauty
This Sleeping Beauty isn’t sure she wants to wake up…
Dance instructor Rory Callahan likes to play it safe. When she meets Kyle, he’s impulsive, persistent, and her exact opposite. He’s pushing her to tango way past her comfort zone and keeping Rory on her toes more than twenty years of dance teachers ever had.
Unfortunately, he’s the grandson of her family’s archrival and she doesn’t want to disappoint them. After all, her parents imagine her as a proper princess - hence her namesake Aurora, AKA Sleeping Beauty. Complicating matters, Rory’s also dealing with a surgeon boyfriend who’s perfect for her (sort of), an obnoxious boss, and desperate dance moms. Kyle wants to change her whole life, but Rory doesn’t like the stakes. After all, princesses are the ones who get the happy endings. . .aren’t they?

In the meantime, while you're waiting for Sleeping Beauty to wake up, you can start with the first book in the series, Fooling Around With Cinderella.

Fooling Around With CinderellaEver wondered what those cheerful theme park princesses are really thinking? When twenty-five-year-old Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom...
Check out the Storybook Valley series at these retailers: Amazon Barnes & Noble iBookstore Kobo
And if you discover that you love the Storybook Valley books, be sure to join Stacy's street team, the Storybook Valley Sweethearts, on Facebook for book launch activities and exclusive sneak peeks. Members will get to hear the latest Storybook Valley news before anyone else, and even read excerpts of works-in-progress and give input on cover design.

Stacy Juba
About the Author
Stacy Juba got engaged at Epcot Theme Park and spent part of her honeymoon at Disneyland Paris, where she ate a burger, went on fast rides, and threw up on the train ride to the hotel. In addition to working on her Storybook Valley chick lit/sweet romance series, Stacy has written books about ice hockey, teen psychics, U.S. flag etiquette for kids, and determined women sleuths. She has had a novel ranked as #5 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Stacy is also the founder of the Glass Slipper Sisters, a group of authors with fairy tale-themed romance novels. When she’s not visiting theme parks with her family, (avoiding rides that spin and exotic hamburgers) or writing about them, Stacy helps authors to strengthen their manuscripts through her Crossroads Editing Service. She is currently writing the next book in the Storybook Valley Series. Visit her website and blog to learn more about her and her books.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Review: Pay For My Sin @IrynaKCombs

TITLE: Pay for my Sin
AUTHOR: Iryna K. Combs
RELEASE DATE: May 30th, 2017
PUBLISHER: Clean Reads
SOURCE: complimentary copy

Maria is a Christian woman with one purpose – save her corrupt family from eternal death. As the apocalypse rages around her, she makes an unlikely friendship with one lost soul and the two women flee into the southern wilderness. Forced to take shelter in a long-forgotten church, they fight to survive as all hell breaks loose outside.

Trapped inside a long-foretold prophecy, demonic horse-men and soul-seekers roam the fire-ravaged world haunting and seeking out Maria, who must learn to trust no one. As the angels watch on, will she survive Lucifer’s army of the damned, keep her only friend safe, and repay the debts of sin?
Originally from the Ukraine, Iryna K Combs is still considered as a new face to America. Speaking three languages including English, that became just as natural as her native Russian. She grew up in a town on the south of Ukraine doing the same things other kids her age did. Dreaming, hoping and wishing. Growing up, she spoke absolutely no English and never even saw herself somewhere abroad. Nevertheless, writing a novel in another language! She was simply never interested in literature and was not an avid reader.
Iryna went to the local school that brought mostly negative experience in her life. But it shaped her throughout the years. Her college life was much better. She is a holder of bachelor degree in finances. Iryna also studied some psychology and self-studied body language.
In her first year of college she met her future husband online. When she finally got her fiancée visa, they both moved to the states, where soon after, got married. Iryna traveled to most of the Europe, Egypt, and Bahamas and still wishes to see more countries.
Iryna is an ex-model. In the first few years living in the states she did some modeling and acting. Photo-shoots, run-way and photo in the magazine fulfilled her childhood's dream. A few years later she became a mother of a wonderful and most handsome little boy. Along with learning and experiencing motherhood, Iryna began to make hand-made jewelry and organic soaps. This hobby turned into her small business and became bigger than she thought it would. 
In the last year Mrs. Combs discovered: “an author lives inside me”. Never did she think that she would write an English book and that she would love doing it. But she did! And yes, she loved it! 
Amazon bestseller in all of its categories “Black Wings” was written by her dream that she saw many months before she actually began writing. The novel was accepted by a romance publisher only two months after she was done writing. Once her book was published, the publisher closed down and Iryna quickly found a new home for her debut. Being released on October 23rd, 2015 her novel rapidly gathered many editorial, professional and customer reviews. Only five months after release “Black Wings” became an amazon bestseller in all of its categories and stayed a bestseller for a week. 
Iryna is planning on sequel as she says: “I have so many people asking for sequel that it practically inspired me to write one.” While she is leaving sequel for the end of the year of 2016, she is currently working on her next creation, realistic Biblical fiction. 
Combs loves nature, going out with her family, gardening and cooking. She also plans to write her own cook book in the near future. Iryna is working on becoming a certified interpreter in English-Russian. She loves meeting new people and gets shy when given compliments. Combs loves to learn new things and thinks it is good to know everything since we never know what we might have to be doing. Iryna, age 28, is a proud Christian and loves learning more about her religion.

'Pay For My Sin' is about the day all Christians and non-religious people is kind of waiting but fearing to happen. The book jumps right into it, one day Maria has a normal life, next doom day is here and she has to save her family and is left in a devastated living hell.

I have to say that religious books are not my thing but somehow I enjoyed this book. Maria is left to face something she doesn't deserve and you feel bad for her, especially when she knows what's coming. You end up cheering for her every time she overcomes a new challenge. I like her and admire her faith.

The book has biblical quotes and it's based on what the Bible anticipates will happen in the final days. You don't need to know much about the bible or be a Christian yourself, the author explains what to expect and it's easy to follow the story. In the end, it's fiction and if you leave your personal beliefs aside you will enjoy a well-written book.

I have to say that the morbid in me who enjoys reading bloody scenes was happy about some graphics and violent moments in the book. Maria has to witness a devastated world where all humanity has left the building and people has gone mad.

Overall, I enjoyed it and it was easy to read. It only took me a day to read it.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Review: Champions: At fire's end @charlottejain

TITLE: Champions: At fire's end
SERIES: Book 1
AUTHOR: Charlotte Jain
RELEASE DATE: November 27th 2015
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


Seventeen-year-old best friends, April and Kyle, are thrown into the final battle of the Titan-Olympian war. Locked into an endless struggle, the Immortals have finally reached a solution – bestow mortal Champions with control over the elements to wage their final campaign. Bestowed with control over fire and water, April and Kyle were raised by Immortals with a single purpose – win the war. After finally uncovering the remaining Champions’ identities, April and Kyle must launch themselves into their final battle for survival. Winner takes all. But the Immortals are growing restless, and time is running out. 
Four mortal champions Two immortal factions One eternal victor

Charlotte Jain is an Arts graduate from Melbourne and the author of the Champions series. When not scrawling exciting YA tales filled with magic and adventure, Charlotte enjoys travelling the world and snuggling up on the couch watching movies.


This is the story of April and Kyle, two 17-year olds who've been chosen as two of the four Champions in the war of Olympians against the Titans. Both of them were raised and trained by Immortals and have special powers and abilities. They have to find the other two Champions and fight for survival.

I had a hard time reading this book, I wanted to much to like it but somehow it didn't work for me. I ended up skimming pages and wasn't enjoying the book.

I like books that include mythology and gods and here the author added lots of fantasy element but still there was something not quite right. Maybe was the POV, I like dual point of view but for moments the characters sounded too similar.

Maybe it was just me but it was hard to follow the story or find it interesting enough to enjoy reading it.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Review: Broken @CCBPublishing

TITLE: Broken
AUTHOR: Allen S. Long
RELEASE DATE: October 11th, 2016
FORMAT:  Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy


Katie Summers is a fifteen-year-old girl with a bad attitude, which has been brought on mostly by her parents' divorce. 
Katie blames her mother for divorcing her father and has decided to become as much of a problem child as possible in order to punish her mother. But when Katie meets a little girl named Emily, things start to turn around for the better. Emily teaches not just Katie, but us all about how precious life is. 

Author Allen S. Long lives in his hometown of Graham, Texas, where he writes constantly. He received his diploma in creative writing in 2007 from Stratford Career Institute, and has been writing ever since. He's convinced he was always a writer, he just didn't know it. He enjoys nothing more than creating worlds and characters to entertain all the readers around the world, and sincerely hopes that you enjoy reading his stories every bit as much as he enjoyed writing them. 

Broken is a sweet, simple and super easy to read book. It tells the story of Katie, a  typical 15-year-old girl who is suffering because of her parents' divorce and who choose to act all rebel to deal with all the things she cannot manage. But that's not all, the story includes sub-stories: a sweet little kid called Emily, a teacher with an absent father, a depressed teenage boy and a sister who also has things to learn for herself. 

The book is really easy to read given the language that it is simple and clean. The author writes a story that sounds like everyday life and it's easy to feel related to it. There is no major drama and we can see where the story is going. We can read about what each character needs to solve and how each one helps the other somehow.

I enjoyed because it was a story that left me feeling good and light, it was something that didn't leave me waiting for more or stress out by cliffhangers.

If you are looking for a read just for relaxing and remember some life lessons we all know but tend to forget, this one is a good choice.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Spotlight: Character Post - Something That Simple @FL_G8rGrl

Author: Kari Nelson
Title: Something That Simple
Series: Duet Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Avery’s parents’ divorce was bad enough, but when her mother seeks the ultimate revenge against her father for his lies, deceptions, and marrying another woman, it sets Avery’s life on a path of destruction. Avery’s mother’s failed attempt at ruining her father’s honeymoon ends up leaving Avery all on her own to suffer through the aftermath that spans a lifetime.

It should never have been Matt who had to come to Avery’s rescue. But somehow, he always finds a way to aid Avery when she needs it most. 

He isn’t exactly the knight in shining armor type, but when it comes to Avery, he gives her no less than the absolute best.

Her contempt for him breeds his love and devotion for her that won’t be denied. 

Though he has loved no other woman and had no intentions of falling for Avery, Matt finds himself trapped in a battle of right and wrong as he fights to make Avery believe in true love, and that they have always been meant to be together.

This is a duet series told from the POV of Matt and Avery as they struggle in their love for each other; fighting scandal, family ties, and against each other every step of the way.

Nothing can ever be Something That Simple… as love.

WARNING: TRIGGERS, SEX, VIOLENCE & MURDER -This is not for the faint of heart. It can be disturbing. It is a bad, bad world we live in. 
***Good does triumph over evil***

Author Kari Nelson has put together three brilliant profiles and insights into three characters you will meet in Something That Simple.


Kari Nelson is not a conventional writer. She’s extremely daring and willing and able to take plenty of risks with her writing. Pretty much writing things that go into her head, and probably shouldn’t come out, as she attempts to lead readers on a journey they wouldn’t expect and perhaps, never knew they wanted to go on.

She is very unpredictable; because what fun is there in being predictable and reading about it?

Her stuff can be raw, raunchy and downright dirty at times. Her stories can also be a roller coaster of emotions that can leave one breathless with literary prose or throwing a fit out of sheer frustration of it not going in their desired direction.

She loves the possibilities in insanity and the deeply deranged. She will take you to the brink of crazy and slowly bring you back to normal.

As a genre jumper, due to her fascination with sexuality, religion, and politics, she often finds herself in hot water because her thoughts on these heated-debate topics are unconventional, and cannot be placed in a box. But as a freethinker, she refuses to conform.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Review: Consent @CharmainePauls

TITLE: Consent
SERIES: The Loan Shark Duet #2
AUTHOR: Charmaine Pauls
RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2017
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: Netgalley

When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict for his touch. 
Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I’m damaged beyond repair, but if I’m to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can’t allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.

South African born Charmaine Pauls is a gypsy at heart who likes to look at the world from the lens of her camera. She writes dark and paranormal romance novels. The author currently resides in Chile with her husband and children.

Consent starts right where Dubious left us. We jump right in with Valentina and is another wild ride. The second part is even darker, anguish and shocking. Just when you thought you have read it all, this part comes for more.

Valentina now has a lot of more to protect, and she will go beyond her limits to save her and her loved ones. We see new sides of her and she has to face things that would break the hardest soul but she deals with them like the brave woman she is. And then we have Gabriel, OMG! I've seen characters evolve and change but never like him. You sort of expect him to change but he goes beyond our expectations.

The story is addictive like the first part. Anytime you think you have something figure out a new surprise comes and knocks you off your feet. There are some scenes and moments that are way too hard to read (I don't want to spoil anything) but if you are emotional you will found hard not to cry.

I loved the relevance of the secondary characters. They make the story even greater, each one brings a unique quality and enriches the story.

I totally recommend both books. If you liked dark romance, beautiful characters, twists, and drama, you should read these books.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Review: Dubious @CharmainePauls

TITLE: Dubious
SERIES: AUTHOR: Charmaine Pauls
RELEASE DATE:  10 October 2017
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook
SOURCE: Netgalley


How far will a man go to get the woman he wants?
I’m a loan shark. Breaking people runs in my blood. The Haynes’ were supposed to be a straightforward job. Go in and pull the trigger twice. One bullet for Charlie, one for his sister. But when I saw Valentina, I wanted her. Only, in our world those who owe us don’t get second chances. No way in hell will my mother let her live. So I devised a plan to keep her.
It’s depraved.
It’s immoral.
It’s dubious.
It’s perfect.
Just like her.

South African born Charmaine Pauls is a gypsy at heart who likes to look at the world from the lens of her camera. She writes dark and paranormal romance novels. The author currently resides in Chile with her husband and children.

There is a world where violence is the norm, where debts are paid with your life and where persons can be treated as objects. This world is where Gabriel is the ruler and Valentina a mere pawn. His task is to enter and kill but it all changes when he sees her.

This is not a sweet and easy love story. This is dark and turbulent. Gabriel is a shark loan, a scary and violent one. He is far from perfect on the inside and outside too. His mother has trained him to be heartless and ruthless. And he decides to keep Valentina to his pleasure, she has to work for him to pay her debt but is not a simple work. She becomes the maid, the cooker, and the slave.

As you can imagine the "romance" is dark and full of tension and torture. He obtains pleasure from pain and she starts to crave his touch. The whole relationship is draining and exhausting to read but in a good way. It's addictive, you don't want to stop and you keep wanting to hate Gabriel but it's too hard. And then Valentina, you want to scream at her to be stronger but then you understand that she doesn't have a choice. It's a beautiful story about broken souls and a love that blossoms against all odds.

The writing is excellent and the pages fly one after the other. The book ends with a HUGE cliffhanger but the second book is already ready for you. 

There are so many great things about this book the setting (South Africa), the characters (Valentina has all the qualities we love, she is loyal to her family, strong and brave) and the action. The book has twists and turns and surprises in every corner.

I have to mention the sex scenes, as I said this one is a dark romance, so you can expect rough, raw, and hard scenes, it includes all kind of pain and pleasure.

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