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ARC Review: Hard As Steel by Laura Kaye

1001Hard As Steel 

Laura Kaye 

Hard Ink/Raven Riders crossover novella

1001 Dark Nights Series 

Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Published September 22nd 2015 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
After identifying her employer’s dangerous enemies, Jessica Jakes takes refuge at the compound of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. Fellow Hard Ink tattooist and Raven leader Ike Young promises to keep Jess safe for as long as it takes, which would be perfect if his close, personal, round-the-clock protection didn’t make it so hard to hide just how much she wants him—and always has.

Ike Young loved and lost a woman in trouble once before. The last thing he needs is alone time with the sexiest and feistiest woman he’s ever known, one he’s purposely kept at a distance for years. Now, Ike’s not sure he can keep his hands or his heart to himself—or that he even wants to anymore. And that means he has to do whatever it takes to hold on to Jess forever.

review
5 Stars

Edgy, hard and hot!
Ike and Jess have continued a dance of friendship wanting more for years. When forced to lay low in Ike’s cabin the truth of wants and needs becomes to hard to ignore.  Temptation, small spaces and chemistry push Jess and Ike beyond their limits.

Jess is sassy, funny and wears her heart on her sleeve. Ike is protective, hard as steel and so sexy.  Opposites that compliment each other perfectly. Chemistry that turns passion into a raging fire.  A darker edge that makes the romance sinfully wicked!  Jess and Ike together creates a whole new meaning to the word HOT!
Laura Kaye gives her readers a sexually tense and emotionally intense fueled ride straight into the world of the Raven Riders. Hard As Steel is a perfect example of what I have come to love from Laura Kaye. An emotional, sexy and tempting story with passion and heart.  Leaving the the reader with a racing heart. And so wanting more.  This is one you truly don’t want to miss. Bring on the Raven Riders!
A complimentary copy was provided for an honest review.

ARC Review: Beneath These Chains by Meghan March

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Meghan March

Beneath Series, Book 3

Published: June 16, 2015 by Meghan March

 

 

I was raised on the streets, so I know things are rarely as simple as they appear—especially this rich girl showing up at my pawnshop demanding a job.

She’s the most tempting thing I’ve ever seen, and I’ll be damned if I can make her leave.

Shit just got complicated … but when it comes to her—I want complicated.

We’re both fighting our own demons, and our only chance at a future is to let go of the past.

But will we be strong enough to break free from beneath these chains?

 

 

review

 

5 Stars

 

Lord’s book, Hot Damn!

 

Not only does Meghan March write New Orleans like you’re walking the streets of the city. She had now created the perfect alpha man with Lord, in Beneath These Chains, the third book of the Beneath series.

 

Lord is that big, dominant, intimidating and down right scary to most guy. He’s also smart, sexy and has southern charm that could melt panties.  Tattooed and all bad ass, lives on the wrong side of the tracks and people know not to mess with him.  Lords past is not pretty, but all he went through truly made him into one hell of a man. If his body doesn’t get you, his unconditional caring and his upmost respect for women will.

 

Elle is a woman who is not going to take no for an answer. Sassy, smart and cunning, Elle pushes her way into a world she knows little about.  She’s an independent woman who is trying to find freedom in her way.  Her wit, sarcasm and being hard headed makes Elle one damn fine woman.

 

Meghan March takes her readers on a journey that will heal pain, face danger and play with ones mind.  While watching chemistry ignite into passion, creating a bond in two people from opposite sides of the tracks.  The book is over the top in hotness. From the perfect descriptions of the setting, to the dialogue between characters and of course, the intense ride of passion, Ms. March gives the romance reader just what they long for.

 

A review copy was provided by netgalley for an honest review.

 

deana

ARC Review: Flagger by Laramie Briscoe

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Laramie Briscoe

Red Bird Trail Trilogy, Book 1

 

Published June 13th 2015 by Laramie Briscoe

 

Cash Montgomery likes fast cars, fast women, and living his life only as far as he can see with his own two eyes. There are very few people in his life who he answers to. One of them being his little brother Remington (Remy).

When Cash and Remy are forced to make a life-changing decision they no longer have a place to live, no idea where their next meal is going to come from, or any prospects as to how they will make it. They need help.

That help comes in the form of the Heaven Hill MC and Harper Stillwell.

Harper Stillwell comes with her own set of problems, but when she and Cash Montgomery meet, sparks fly.

None of them know what they’re doing, where they will end up, or how they’ll get there. The only thing they know is that the race for their lives is only beginning—the flag is waving—and they have to hang on for the ride.

 

review

5 Stars

 

Laramie Briscoe starts her new Red Bird Trail Trilogy, FLAGGER, at top speed.

 

Cash Montgomery has two sides. One that people see. Another that has made him grow up way too fast, that only the closest to him even know of. Two very different people. If you have read Laramie’s Heaven Hill MC series, you may think I’m crazy, but I think Cash could give Tyler a run. Cash is an old soul in a young body.

 

Harper Stillwell is an amazingly sweet and strong young woman.  She has a huge heart and can see the good in anyone. Despite issues from her past the plague her. She too, grew up a bit too fast. When Harper throws caution to the wind and lives a little it gave her something greater than she could have asked for.

 

Laramie Briscoe starts her new Red Bird Trail trilogy, Flagger, at high speed and never lets off the gas. Raw, real and sexy.  Cash and Harper both have gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to their parents. Both in the same boat with different stories. Their connection, chemistry and passion will leave goosebumps. Cash and Harper together make each other feel alive.  Circumstances push them together, it’s up to them to keep themselves together.

 

Flagger is part one of a trilogy. Yes there is a cliffhanger ending, however the first phase of the story in my mind is complete. Ms. Briscoe just does a damn good job of setting up the next book.

 

A copy of this title was provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

 

deana

ARC Review: VANDAL by Carian Cole

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Carian Cole

Ashes and Embers Series, Book 2

e-book

publication: Feb. 26, 2015

 

www.cariancole.com

 

She takes my breath away; she is so beautifully damaged.
Yes I had broken her, ravished her life, destroyed her happiness. I brought her to ultimate despair.
I was responsible for all the pain and suffering that now brought her to her knees in front of me.

Broken.
Hopeless.
Reckless in her agony.

She is a mirror of my own tortured soul.

But what I took away I can give back.
In ways she cannot even begin to imagine.

She is everything right in all my wrongs.

She loves me. She needs me.

She has no idea I’m the one who wrecked her life.

 

 

 

review

 

5 Stars

 

An emotionally dark and flippin intense read from begin to end.

Vandal is a deep, hot mess, that will command his way into your heart, body and mind. Linger there, tempt you, give to you, take from you. Step back and smile because he know you’ll ask for more. He’s dark, private and at times not the nicest of people. He’s beautiful and talented. He’s scared so deep, there seems to be no hint of light in him. I totally fell for Vandal.

Tabi’s a ball passion, unconditional loving and full of desire. Even if she doesn’t see herself that way in the darkness that has come upon her. Fractured and angry, making quick discussions Tabi steps into a darkness willing. Set on destroying herself, she find something  very different than she thought.

Love is never easy. It’s a lot of overwhelming excitement, fluttering feelings, fear and emotions entwined together that consumes ones being. Your biggest fears and most secret wishes combined. Passion and pain. Love is not alway pretty. In fact it can be ugly and raw. A test of everything we are. Its a struggle and a fight at times. Then there are these moments of bliss and joy that make time stand still. Knowing that this is the person that truly changed your life forever. Soul binding love.  That’s Carian Cole’s Vandal.  This book will not be everyone’s cup of tea! It’s dark and walks a fine line. It’s intense and emotional.  Alluring and dangerous all in one.  I loved this book.

Ms. Cole beautifully gives her readers an amazing book about a darker side of love that not many people experience and only few understand.

 

An ARC was provided for an honest review.

 

deana

 

 

Audio Review: LOGAN’S ACADIAN WOLVES by Kym Grosso

LOGAN’S ACADIAN WOLVES

Kym Grosso

IMMORTALS OF NEW ORLEANS, BOOK 4

September 17th, 2013

www.kymgrosso.com

 

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night. Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies. After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city. Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.

Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector. As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts. Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.

Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate. Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack. Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate? And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m ménage, and is intended for adult readers only.

 

review

5 Stars

 

Mix southern gentleman with Alpha wolf and you have Logan.  A deadly beast with a caring and gentle touch that has to make ones skin quiver.  Newly named Alpha of the Acadian wolves, Logan natural charismatic nature along with his dominance, sexiness and love for shopping made me more than love him. An Alpha in every sense of the word. Woo!!!!!

 

Wynter has to be one of the most unique characters I have read about in a long time. Smart, beautiful, caring,self sacrificing and on the run for her life.  The very nature of Wynter’s  life was changed against her will and still she put others before herself.  Her drive and determination to make the wrong, right just add to the beauty of her character.

 

Kym Grosso has created a world of seductive darkness, heart pounding passion with a unique twist the paranormal creatures I have come to love.  Logan’s Acadian Wolves will tempt you into its pages with the sexy men(wolves), an intriguing mystery, a breathtaking setting and one of the top five ménage scenes I have ever read. The characters will pull you in, the suspense keeps you turning the pages, the passion keeps you at the edge of your seat.

 

Ryan West has quickly moved his way up my list of narrators that I love.  His seductive and sultry voice talents deliver the story as if you are watching it unfold on a screen. Mr. West brings to life the charisma, depth and personalities to not only the characters, but that of the story as well. A narrator can make or break an audiobook for the listener. Ryan West’s smooth voice will have you tangled in this tale.

 

 

deana

 

 

 

Review: Shatter Me by Alex Grayson

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Alex Grayson

The Jaded Series, Book 1

Expected publication: January 12th 2015
I’m running, as fast and as far as I can. My past is trying to shatter me, but I am determined not to let it. I’ve come this far, I won’t let it break me now.I had to stop in a small town to get enough money to run again, but I found myself wanting to stay. The reason? Jaxon Walker. He doesn’t make me so afraid. He comforts me. But how much comfort will it take before my walls shatter? And what happens when my past finds me? Will it destroy me finally or could Jax possibly save me?My name is Bailey Winsor and this is my story.

review
5 Stars

Skip the coffee, go straight for the wine and grab a box of tissues.  Your going to need them.  Alex Grayson’s debut novel Shatter Me will do just that. Shatter the reader to pieces, making them want more!

Bailey is a woman who has been to hell and back. Enduring an ugly past that  keeps her looking over her shoulder. Layered with scars inside and out, Bailey runs to keep herself safe. Pain and fear are always near this sweet brunette. Bailey has the inner strength and the need to survive that will just call to your heart.
Jaxson has to be the sweetest Alpha man I have ever read. Tattooed and pierced, the man is sexy beyond belief. The violet blue eyes, they had me from the get-go. Jaxson has a colored past, but that will not stop him from protecting the girl in need.
This is one of those books where intense is not strong enough of the word. Shatter Me is emotional and almost too real!  At times hard to read and pissed me off to no end. You can not read this book and not feel something.  Shatter Me is one of the best debut novel I have read in a very long time. Ms. Grayson has powerful story telling voice! Pulling you in and over powering you.  You will not know what hit you. How she is able to make her characters so real is beyond me, but don’t stop doing it! She writes them like the reader has to get to know them.   Like real life mixing laughter with the tears.  Passion, with gritty raw emotion will keep the pages turning of this 5 Star read!

deana

Review-Tales From Otherworld: Collection One by Yasmine Galenorn

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Yasmine Galenorn

Nightqueen Enterprises LLC; 1st edition (August 29, 2014)

ebook

www.galenorn.com

A collection of short tales from New York Times, USA Today, and PW Bestselling Author Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld Series–find out what goes on between the Otherworld books. What really happened when Camille cast the invisibility spell? How did their parents Maria and Sephreh meet? Who is the mysterious ghost that is haunting the D’Artigo house? And what was the “turkey incident” that precipitated the opening scene in Priestess Dreaming? Find out in this first collection of short tales written in the Otherworld altaverse. These are the stories that can’t fit into the actual novels.

 

review5 Stars

A true treat for fans of the Otherworld Series. We get to see the sisters share memory making moments that are outside of battle. Having read every book in The Otherworld Series, these shorts add laughter and insight in their chaotic world.  Seeing the true sense of family and love the D’Artigo sisters have. I like to call these shorts moments rather than stories.  That is what they were for me.

Highlights for me were the turkey scene, flipping hysterical!  The moment in Maggie’s room. Last but not least, Dreaming Death!

Thank you Ms. Galenorn for this special treat. As the Otherworld Series is an auto buy for me, these collections will be as well. I hope there will be many more to come!

This ebook is from my personal library.

deana

 

ARC Review- Freed by Stacey Kennedy

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Stacey Kennedy

Club Sin Series, Book 3.5

 

Fans who can’t get enough of USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy will love this wicked, wild spinoff novel that explores how sexy life can be outside Club Sin.

Mary Schmidt knows only too well how thrilling a Master’s touch can be. Her husband, Charles, had been her ultimate fantasy, a seducer in the erotic dance of dominance and submission. She misses the sensual lifestyle they shared, but mourns him so deeply she cannot bear to embrace her submissive needs with another Dom—until a man who exudes temptation reawakens desires she can no longer deny.

Elliott Foster is dazzled by Mary. He instantly knows that she’s the woman he’s been waiting for—a woman who turns games into need. As her Master, he dares to unlock the deepest pleasures of her flesh, releasing her from pain and healing her mind. When Mary’s lithe body comes to life under his, he knows their connection goes beyond sex. Now that he has found the perfect woman, the perfect partner, the perfect submissive, he desires only to give her everything she craves.

Freed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

 

review5 Stars

It is no secret that I’m a huge fan of Ms. Kennedy Club Sin Series.  Each book has captured me in some way. Freed not only met my expectations of what I have come to love of a Club Sin book, it exceed them.

Mary being a character I have enjoyed from the first meeting. Also learning her back story though previous books in the series makes Freed a special books in this series. Having lived the BDSM lifestyle for many years being bonding to one man, the love of her life, the man she lived for, submitted for, leaves this world too soon and changes the very person she is. Still the wonderful a loving mother, sister and friend that she was, but the lust for life was bland.

Elliot, is a smart business man and what I envision a seasoned man should be. Divorced many years ago after a failed fifteen year marriage, he been looking for that one woman.  An unexpected meeting with a woman that had submission written all over her body, Elliot knew she was the one. Being a Dom for over thirty years has given him the wealth of knowledge and experience to read and know everything this woman could want and need. With the ability to given her all and more.

Taking the sin outside the club, Stacey Kennedy steps up the true level of intimacy and passion with Freed, Club Sin Book 3.5!  Chemistry and passion don’t lie. Sparks that hit like lighting are not to be passed upon. Feeling and emotions that made me shed a few tears.  Freed took BDSM to another level with Elliot and Mary. Beautiful looking into the lifestyle in a light that show second chance are always around a corner or tied to a bed.

I received an ecopy of this book from the author/publisher via netgalley for a honest review.

 

deana