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ARC Review: Wicked Hot by Gennita Low

 

Wicked Hot

Gennita Low

Liliana Hart’s MacKenzie family Series

Kindle Edition, 110 pages
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

 

New York Times bestselling author Gennita Low adds international intrigue and suspense to Liliana Hart’s MacKenzie family with WICKED HOT…

A US operative/businessman had been kidnapped in Indonesia. He has a vital piece of information that would get the US government in trouble. But Indonesia is a country with with over 17000 islands, with plenty of jungles in which to hide.

Off-the book NSA fixer, Kirk Ryan, approaches his cousin, Archer, who works at MacKenzie Securities for help with tracing a phone call. He also needs a translator familiar with Indonesian. Not a problem. MacKenzie Securities’ troubleshooter, Jade, has plenty of connections. In fact, there is a translator she knows who is in Indonesia right now.

Suria, GEM contract agent, really doesn’t want to do anything but lie on the heated beaches of Indonesia and just enjoy her first holiday in years. But she owes Jade Jax a favor and her friend’s calling it in. And the favor comes in a six-foot-two package of irresistible and wicked male. It’s just a translation job. She would help and maybe get to know the man for a day or two. What could go wrong?

 

 

 

 

 

4 Stars

Suspenseful and fast-paced. Gennita Low gets readers hearts pumping and keeps them on their toes.
Wicked Hot packed a huge punch for a short book. Ms. Low has a keen eye for detail and takes the reader on hell of an adventure. Giving readers a close, personal and intimate look at the covert operations and the effects on the characters and those they surround themselves with.
Ms. Low’s attention to detail and amazingly strong characters have made wonderful additions to the MacKenzie world family. Kirk and Surya are both strong, hard headed and incredibly brave. Although I found Wicked Hot heavy on the suspense and action, the rising sexual tension along with the playful banter between Kirk and Surya gives reader the touch of romance that we love some much.
Ms. Low’s writing style is unique and very enjoyable. You can very much tell she has done more than her fair share of research. I look forward to reading more of her work.
A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

Release Day Review: RAZR by Larissa Ione

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes RAZR, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

 

 

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About RAZR:

New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione returns to the Demonica Underworld…

A fallen angel with a secret.

An otherworldly elf with an insatiable hunger she doesn’t understand.

An enchanted gem.

Meet mortal enemies Razr and Jedda…and the priceless diamond that threatens to destroy them both even as it bonds them together with sizzling passion.

Welcome back to the Demonica Underworld, where enemies find love…if they’re strong enough to survive.

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EXCERPT :

“I want to know why you wear a damned burlap sack and flip-flops every damned day. You have access to anything you want, but the only times you aren’t dressed like a medieval monk are when you leave Sheoul-gra.” Azagoth cocked his head and intensified his focus, leaving Razr feeling like a germ under a microscope. “Is it part of your punishment?”

Razr started. He’d been living in Sheoul-gra and working in Azagoth’s employ for over a year now, and this was the first time his boss had asked him anything that wasn’t work-related.

“Yes,” Razr said, but it was a simple answer to a complex issue.

“Your situation is unique. You aren’t fallen, but you aren’t a Heavenly angel, either. You aren’t even Unfallen,” Azagoth said, referring to the in-between state of an angel who had lost his wings but who hadn’t entered Sheoul, the demon realm, to complete his fall from grace. He glided over to the wet bar and splashed rum into two glasses. “Heaven created a new designation of angel just for you.”

“Yeah,” Razr drawled. “Ain’t I special.” Except he wasn’t. There was another who had shared his status, his former lover Darlah, presumed dead after failing to return from a mission.

A mission that was now Razr’s alone.

Azagoth handed him one of the glasses, and Razr struggled to hide his surprise. And suspicion. The male rarely acknowledged his existence, let alone treated him like an equal. “For some reason, you are special.”

This was really getting weird. Azagoth had never shown any interest in him, but honestly, Razr was shocked that the guy didn’t know more about Razr’s story. He’d figured Heaven would have given Azagoth the full scoop, but apparently not.

“What I can’t figure out,” Azagoth continued, “is why you haven’t managed to take care of your business and get back into Heaven.”

Unable to remain still under this bizarre scrutiny, Razr swirled the rum around in his glass. “It’s not like you give me a lot of free time.”

“So it’s my fault?” Azagoth’s voice was smooth as velvet and just dark enough to raise the hair on Razr’s head. One didn’t just accuse the Grim Reaper of stalling shit. Not if they liked wearing their skin.

“Not at all,” Razr replied carefully, because his skin was pretty useful right where it was. “It’s just that I have limited resources in Sheoul-gra. I need more time in the human and demon realms.”

 

 

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4 Stars

 

 Spellbindingly sexy and intensely captivating. 
Razr carries a burden that cuts him deep to the soul. That make him a complex and interesting character. He’s so sexy, one could melt if you stand too close. However the battle he fight within himself is far more damaging than any battle field. I loved that Razr is the total alpha but his internal struggle, depth and determination is what make him the angel that he is. 

Jedda is fun, confident and feisty. A unique character in the paranormal world. And one I really enjoyed. Jedda is like the mix of a dark fairy tale and sexy vixen. The strength and emotional depth she carries is as beautiful as the gemstones she needs and desires. She is witty with a bit of sass. She may have her weakness but Jedda is going to give you a run for your money along the way. 
Ms. Ione is truly a master at her craft. In 120 pages she is able to intrigue and pull you into her complex and compelling world. Captivating readers with a fast-paced story and a slow burning romance. Fascinating characters, insatiable romance and secrets that keep the pages flying. Razr and Jedda are one of those couple that will be leaving the reader with a lasting memory. 
 A copy of this title was provided for an honest review

 

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About Larissa Ione:

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

 

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ARC Review: By Invitation Only by Kimberly Knight

 

By Invitation Only

Kimberly Knight

Expected publication: April 4th 2017

 

Sensation.

A sacred place free from judgement or inhibitions.
The only rule: Ask before you touch.

Sensation is an exclusive black-tie party attended by at least one hundred and fifty of the clubs most privileged members, and held once a month at an undisclosed mansion in Beverly Hills.

You may watch.
You may interact.
You can come together or you can choose to come alone.

The choice is yours.

Would you like it rough?
Would you like to be caressed and worshipped?
Or would you simply like to observe?

What do you desire?

 

 

 

 

4 Stars

 

Bold, a bit daring and so very hot!

Peyton is a headstrong woman. She can stand toe to toe with the best of them. Peyton won’t back down. She will, for sure, give you a run from r your money. She’s confident, determined and talent. Her wit and charm make her a very likable character.

Booker is a man who gets what he wants. He’s not the kind of man to take no for an answer. He’s dominant, alluring and the accent will make you melt. A total alpha, but not overbearing. Booker’s a specimen of man that you will totally reading.

Kimberly Knight gives readers a fun, sexy and emotional read with By Invitation Only. Peyton and Booker are so alike, yet different. Their chemistry and banter are what make the story. While deep emotions are at play, drama is on the low end of the scale. Two people who work on opposite sides, ignite in passion like no other. Ms. Knight keeps readers going with humorous moments, a good storyline and . charismatic characters. By Invitation Only is a steamy and passionate read.

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Love, Honor and Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

Love, Honor and Ink

Carrie Ann Ryan

Montgomery Ink Series, Book 6.6

 

 
In a bonus Montgomery Ink novella, it seems that falling for your best friend isn’t as easy as fiction says and friends of the Montgomerys might finally find their happy ever after.
Wedding planner Arianna King had everything planned out down to the last detail until her father’s ultimatum changed everything. Now she’s alone, trying to open her own business, and seemingly failing at every corner. Just when things start to look even bleaker, she’ll find out just how much she can rely on her best friend—and herself.
Being in love with your best friend isn’t always easy as Harper Rosso knows. He’s been by her side since the beginning, but now that she finally has time to breath, he might just be able to show her what he could be for her. Only he’ll have to make sure he’s ready to take that chance and perhaps lose her forever.
Sparks fly between the two of them once they finally take their relationship to the next level. Only the burning temptation that fills them might not be enough in the face of what they left behind and what threatens their future.
Love, Honor, and Ink was originally found in the Once Upon a Valentine Anthology.

 

4 Stars
Love, Honor and Ink, the latest installment of the Montgomery Ink Series gives readers the story of Arianna and Harper. Two people who have been friends forever. We have met both of them in previous books. Their friendship is deep in tight. For fear of contaminating the friendship neither has made a move towards the other, even though feelings are present.
Life takes a drastic change for Arianna causing her to pursue her dream in a different direction. Opening a new door on both her career and heart. Seeing that opening Harper makes a move that could drastically change their friendship for the good or the bad.

Carrie Ann Ryan gives readers heat and heart

in a quick and fun, friends to lovers story. Arianna and Harper know each other so well their chemistry and passion come naturally. Their emotional ties to each other are strengthened by the physical connection they share. Arianna and Harper are perfect for each other in every way. Now they just have to figure that out. An emotional and sexy addition to the Montgomery Ink Series.
A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Take Me Back by Meghan March

 

Take Me Back

Meghan March

ebook, 275 pages
Published March 20th 2017 by Red Dress Press

 

 

We fell in love on a beach, got married in paradise, and I carried her off into the sunset. It should have been perfect, but saying “I do” doesn’t guarantee a happily-ever-after.

Two years later, I barely recognize either of us behind the walls we’ve built.

It’s time to bring it full circle. Back to a tropical paradise. Back to find out if we can still make this work.

I’m not willing to give her up, but to save us, I have to risk everything.

Two damaged people.

Countless secrets.

The fight of our lives.

We might be broken, but we’re not done.

 

 

4 Stars

Take Me Back is emotional, sexy and complex.

 

Meghan March gives readers heart pounding, adrenaline riding, oh my god that may have been the hottest thing I have read, read.  Exceptionally complex and deep characters captivate, entice and quickly find their way into the reader’s heart.  Every page is layered with emotion, making it very hard not to feel.

 

Ms. March had done something quite spectacular with Take Me Back. An unique and gut wrenching story that captivates. Strong emotion and deep passion. I feel that Take Me Back is truly some of Ms. March’s best work.

I guarantee you will be racing through the pages.

A copy of this title was provided for review

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Master Her Senses by Laura Kaye

Master Her Senses

Laura Kaye

Blasphemy Series, Book 2

Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Published February 18th 2017 by Laura Kaye

 

 

 

He wants to dominate her senses—and her heart…

Quinton Ross has always been a thrill-seeker—so it’s no surprise that he’s drawn to extremes in the bedroom and at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, where he creates sense-depriving scenarios that blow submissives’ minds. Now if he could just find one who needs the rush as much as him…

Cassia Locke hasn’t played at Blasphemy since a caving accident left her with a paralyzing fear of the dark. Ready to fight, she knows just who to ask for help—the hard-bodied, funny-as-hell Dom she’d always crushed on—and once stood up.

Quinton is shocked and a little leery to see Cassia, but he can’t pass up the chance to dominate the alluring little sub this time. Introducing her to sensory deprivation becomes his new favorite obsession, and watching her fight fear is its own thrill. But when doubt threatens to send her running again, Quinton must find a way to master her senses—and her heart.

 

 

 

 

4.5 Stars

 

Sensual, sexy, uplifting and erotic.

Cassia was involved in an accident leaving her with a lasting fear. Darkness. Cassia is a strong woman who has become overwhelmed by the negative impact on her daily living. Cassia is such a brave woman willing to face her fears head on and alone.

Quinton is the Master I wanted more of and did we get him. The man is amazing in too many ways. Commanding and dominant, yet sensitive and caring. He’s a fun loving guy with with a bit of a need of an adrenaline fix. Observant and wise, Quinton knows just how to push the limits in the best way possible.

 

Mastering Her Senses is a quick read that leaves you breathless. Laura Kaye embraces the sensual side of BDSM with Quinton and Cassia’s story. Intense chemistry, physical attraction and a bit of history make this story of healing my hottest read of the year so far.  Cassia and Quinton personalities work so well together.  I was able to feel emotions flowing through the pages as if I were experiencing the story myself. An intense yet playful and fun, fast paced story that’s light on the drama and heavy on the passion.  Master Her Senses is my favorite of the Blasphemy series thus far.

 

A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Tangled Passions by Melissa Schroeder

 

Tangled Passions

Melissa Schroeder

Task Force Hawaii, Book 4

Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published March 3rd 2017 by Harmless Publishing
Facing an obsessive killer proves to be easier than falling in love.

Task Force Hawaii, Book 4

The last person Drew Franklin wants to work with is Cat Kalakau. Their history makes it difficult being in the same room, let alone being joined at the hip during a case. Months ago, they’d shared a night filled with romance and a bit more, but that ended after he was shot. Since then, even their friendship seems to have fallen apart. But he will do his job, even if spending more time with her is killing him.

Working with Drew every day reminds Cat she’s to blame for his injury. It doesn’t matter that she wants him more than her next breath, or that every time he looks at her she melts into a puddle of lust. She needs to resist her own desires to protect him as they hunt a serial killer targeting wealthy men signed up for dating services.

Soon though, their time together proves to be too much. One fight leads to a kiss, which leads to so much more. Neither of them is prepared for the overwhelming need they have for each other or the connection they seem to have. But when Cat realizes Drew is the object of the killer’s obsession, she will do anything to protect him even if it means sacrificing her life for his

 

 

 

 

4 Stars

 

Tangled Passions, the fourth book of Melissa Schroeder’s Task Force Hawaii series, is a humorous, sexy and emotional read that has you guessing until the end.

 

Cat and Drew’s story was highly anticipated for me. These two have been playing at a game of sexual tension for many books now. Cat is a strong woman with an even bigger personality. Drew is one of those rare, hard to find, good men. The chemistry these two create is more than intense. Denying their feelings has only made it worse. Seeing them finally give in to the attraction and feelings, wanting something more than a night or two, was magical.  Cat and Drew are intense, in every way. Their personalities are big, they’re passionate scorching. They truly to make the perfect couple.

 

Melissa Schroeder takes the reader to paradise once again while keeping them guessing with the turn of every page.  Perfectly blending romance and suspense, in a setting that is absolute breathtaking, while keeping the reader on their toes with the plot that’s turning. Tangled Passions is well worth spending a few hours in Hawaii.  Suspense done right and steamy hot passion, 5 Stars!!!!

 

A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Renegade by Laramie Briscoe

Renegade

Laramie Briscoe

Kindle Edition
Published March 9th 2017 by Laramie Briscoe Books

 

 

When you fall in love with the most unexpected person, at the most unexpected time……

Ryan “Renegade” Kepler

I’m the type of man who knows what I want. I make up my mind and stay in my lane, never veering off the course I set for myself.

Going into the military? Did it. Youngest member of the Moonshine Task Force? That’s me. Get my best friend’s older sister in bed? It was my pleasure.

Age means nothing to me. I’ve seen and done things men twice my age never will. What I want more than anything is someone to share my life with and that person is my best friend’s older sister, Whitney.

Whitney Trumbolt

Ryan is ten years my junior, but damn, being a cougar never felt as good as it did the night we spent together. Now I’m struggling with wanting things to either go back to the way they were or spend every night in his arms.

Make my wedding planning company the best in the south? Did it. Ignore the way my body trembles when I see Ryan? Epic fail. Freak out when I see a positive pregnancy test staring back at me? Complete with mascara running down my face and clutching my pearls.

Looks like things won’t go back to the way they were. There’s a man in my life that doesn’t take no for an answer. He’s the one who makes my blood run hot, cheeks turn red, and heart beat wildly within my chest. His name is Renegade.

 


4.5 Stars

 

Laramie Briscoe introduces readers to her exciting new series, The Moonshine Task Force, with Renegade.

 

Ryan “Renegade” Kelper is the epitome of book boyfriends. The youngest member of the Moonshine Task Force is dominant, dedicated, loyal and a good man wrapped in one hell of a sexy package. A man who has seen and done far more than his year should allow. Renegade is a man that knows what he wants and who. This man will make your heart hammer.

 

Whitney knows what the bad is a relationship all too well.  Having an ex who put her through the mill in more ways than one. Whitney is still healing but has her life back on track. She own one of the top wedding planning companies.  She puts all of herself into her job. You can see the passion that she possesses come through in every aspect of what she does. She’s a strong woman, independent and so caring.  I  absolutely adore Whitney. I related with her on so many levels and in so many ways. I always find an extra special place in my heart for a book when I can relate with one of the character so much.

 

Ryan and Whitney, swoon my heart.  Their story is highly emotional, deeply passionate and very sexy.  The connection they shared was amazing. Emotional and physical that became something extremely beautiful. Ryan’s patients, understanding and insight made him stand out. Whitney’s growth, determination and willingness made me want to befriend her on the spot.

 

Ms. Briscoe amazes me with every book.  She gives readers characters who could easily be one of your friends. Very believable story lines, low on the drama and high on personality. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Ms. Briscoe has an amazing talent for writing emotions so real, you truly feel her words.  She gives her readers intimate and pleasurable stories that leave lasting impressions.  Renegade holds a very special place with me. I connected with this story so closely it gave me chills.

ARC Review: Never Surrender by Kaylea Cross

Never Surrender

Kaylea Cross

MacKenzie World Series

Bagram Special Ops Series, Book 6

Evil Eye Concepts

 Kindle Edition, 140 pages
Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

 

 

New York Times bestselling author Kaylea Cross dives into Liliana Hart’s MacKenzie family with NEVER SURRENDER…

As the Bagram crew assembles at a guest ranch in Montana to celebrate the wedding of two of its own, everyone expects a fun week-long vacation enjoying some much-needed downtime together. But in the picturesque foothills bordering the ranch, a hidden danger lurks.

When the guys stumble upon evidence of a domestic terrorist cell during the bachelor party, it puts everyone directly in the crosshairs of a lethal enemy determined to remain unseen, unleashing a wave of danger every bit as deadly as what they faced back overseas. Then a shocking revelation from the past comes to light, and it may be the key to winning the fight. Now they must come together as a team to eliminate the threat, before they wind up gathered for a funeral instead of a wedding.

 

 

 

 


4 Stars 

Never Surrender is an action packed, emotional, sexy and humorous short story. Ms. Cross gives the reader an amazing cast of characters. Lots of personality and charisma. Easy to relate to and fun to read about. There’s a lot of drama, but it truly works for the story. Weddings tend to bring out emotions, giving a good dose of emotional depth to the story. Some highly steamy moments are tangle within the suspense of the story. A highlight of the book is Candace’s grandmother. That woman…. is worth the read alone. Add in the uniqueness of Ms. Cross’s writing, you get a pretty exciting book. 




Kaylea Cross hooked me from the beginning and didn’t let me down. Ms. Cross is a new author for me. And I’m kicking myself for not knowing about her. With a short story, she has intrigue me and has left me wanting a lot more. Never Surrender is a thoroughly enjoyable book that will have you laughing, keep you excited with action and heat up the pages in naughty ways. Ms. Cross’s Never Surrender is a wonderful addition to the MacKenzie world. 



A copy of this title was provided for an honest review. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARC Review: Shade’s Lady by Joanna Wylde

Shade’s Lady

Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s MC Series

1001 Dark Nights

Kindle Edition, 120 pages

Published March 14th 2017 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club…

Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me.
Or maybe not.
Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me.
Right from the first.

 

 

 

 

5 Stars

 

 Joanna Wylde takes readers on a full throttle ride. 
Mandy is strong, highly independent, laugh out loud funny and a touch of bat sh*t crazy. She carries a strong distrust in men. Fun is ok, but relationships are a no. Her loyalty to family rivals that of even the Reapers. Mandy’s feisty and her personality shines. Her inner thoughts will are insanely comical. Mandy is one of my favorite female characters that Ms. Wylde written. I loved Mandy. 
Shade is bold, demanding and oh my god, my jaw just hit the floor sexy. The Reaper’s national president is rough, rugged and all alpha. He doesn’t ask, he commands. Shade is a man of actions and few words. Under his intimidating and swoon worthy exterior, Shade has a caring heart that not many see. Shade surprise me in many ways. I truly didn’t think I was going like him as much as I do. 
Flippin Fantastic! Shade and Mandy take sexual tension and chemistry it a new level. Their banter is tear worthy funny at times and the passion is so hot, be on the watch for a fire. Actions and emotions are perfectly portrayed through each event within this quick moving storyline. Many humorous moments with the right amount of drama and great characters make Shade’s Lady a very memorable read in the Reaper’s MC world. 

A copy of this title was provided for review.