Friday, September 22, 2017

NEW REVIEW! FIGHTING DESTINY (The Fae Chronicles #1) by Amelia Hutchins (CURRENTLY FREE!):

"... sexy, super hot and seriously intense." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Fighting Destiny
SERIES: The Fae Chronicles #1
AUTHOR: Amelia Hutchins
GENRE: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2013
PUBLISHER: Amelia Hutchins
PAGES: Approx. 453

RATING: 4 Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: Yes! Huge one!

Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae—beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures that have a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?

Welcome to my world.

What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.

Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh—did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae... every time he touches me or looks at me with those dangerous golden eyes he seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.

My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface—not even me.

4 Destined Stars!

Fighting Destiny was an exciting, fun, sexy page turner that I couldn’t put down. Some parts needed a LOT of work, such as multiple grammar mistakes and a few abrupt scene shifts that had me going back to the beginning of the paragraph to see if I missed something, but overall, I definitely enjoyed this read!

I would have loved more world building. I felt like too much of it was skipped over and we didn’t get a clear picture of how the Otherworlders came to be so prominent in the Human world. But the creative story itself, more than made up for the lack of world backstory. Not to mention, the characters were so much fun! All of them.

In this world, Humans know about the Otherworld as the Fae, Witches and Vampires live amongst them, with the Guild there to protect the Humans. Synthia is a Witch, working for the Guild and she’s just been assigned to steal the Dark Prince’s crown right from underneath his nose. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned, the past comes back to haunt her and in the end, her life and the life of her coven is irrevocably changed.

Synthia, aka Syn, has a deeply tragic past that’s left her distrustful and suspicious of everyone and everything, especially Fae. But she gives everything she has to protect others, especially when it comes to her small coven of three. I loved her snark, her fire and her overall character. She was sassy and didn’t take shade from anyone, including Ryder, the Dark Prince, who has decided she is destined for his bed! 

This book is told mostly from Synthia’s POV, but we get some of Ryder’s thoughts, which was eye opening and so enjoyable. He’s got a lot going on, secrets he’s holding close and walls he’s not willing to let fall.

Watching as Syn and Ryder fought against their feelings, their hatred for one another and then ultimately, giving in and falling into bed together was sexy, super hot and seriously intense. I loved the slow build the author gave us. There was so much sexual tension and the build up was fantastic! Their chemistry was AHHHH-MAZING!

And behind all the sexiness, there is intrigue, secrets to uncover, gruesome murders to solve involving Fae and Witches ... and it all seems to revolve around Syn’s past, making her a target, too.

I really enjoyed this read. I fell in love with Syn immediately and I loved Ryder's mystery and intense brooding. That Fae is straight up alpha and determined to get Syn, who intrigues him so much, under him in his bed! Yum! And after the cliffy at the end of this book, I’m ecstatic the next book is already waiting on my ereader!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017


"... sweet, sexy, full of life with a bit of angsts, secrets to uncover and a whole lot of flirty moments..." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Complications On Ice
SERIES: Boys of Winter #3
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 18, 2017
PAGES: Approx. 222

RATING: 4 Stars!

Fun-loving professional hockey player Benjamin “Benny” Perry is all about scoring, both on and off the ice. With his good looks and easygoing personality, women flock to him, which is great. It keeps things the way this Las Vegas Wolves forward likes—uncomplicated.

Too bad that’s all about to change.

When Benny decides to get back at his coach by pursuing his daughter, Eliza, who’s just returned to town under mysterious circumstances, complications abound. What begins as a simple conquest becomes anything but when Benny starts to really fall for Eliza.

But something is up.

Though Eliza seems to be as into him as he is to her, Benny senses she’s hiding something.

Or maybe she’s hiding someone. 

Benny would never guess Eliza is hiding a baby—her baby. But it doesn’t end there. The father of her child just happens to be a hockey player too. And he’s Benny’s biggest nemesis.

Now he’s joining the team. Talk about complicated!

Complications on Ice is the 3rd standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.



REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4 Swoon-Me Stars!
Brilliant, sexy, smart and so much fun! 

The Review: 
I’ve been waiting for this one! I’ve loved all the books in this series so far, but I kept an eye out for Benny because he just drew me in since his on-page debut in the first book. And I was most definitely NOT disappointed.

Benjamin “Benny” Perry is a self professed ladies man and he likes to keep things uncomplicated. He loves his life and he loves being free, both on and off the ice. He’s good at what he does and he loves the limelight. He’s got a sordid past as he’d indulged a bit too much in the spoils of his fame, including alcohol, but he’s on the right track, taking his life back and trying to be the best player he can be. I loved Benny so much. He was a bit intense, but he was also fun, gentle and seriously hot. I loved his soft side, and I really loved his sexy side. He delivered some fantastically fun dialogue and kept me glued to the pages.

Eliza is the coach's daughter and has come back to town with mystery swirling around her. She’s also totally off limits, but Benny can’t help but be drawn to her, even though he knows there more to her than meets the eye. She’s in hiding, she has secrets and I’ll be honest, it took me a while to really warm up to her character. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the chemistry between Benny and Eliza and I enjoyed their story a LOT, and I loved that she knew what she wanted and wasn’t afraid to go after it. But at the same time, she was playing games and at first, I didn’t think I was going to like how she handled her situation. I still think there were better ways, but after all her history unfolds, you understand where she’s coming from and I began to really feel a connection to her.

These two together had amazing chemistry. I loved the bantering back and forth and all the fire they had when they were together. S.R. Grey really knows how to pull you from the reading chair and put you right in the scenes with her characters. You become part of the story and you connect with them in all the right ways. Benny was easy to love. Eliza was complicated, but ultimately, you couldn’t help but cheer for her in the end.

This read was sweet, sexy, full of life with a bit of angsts, secrets to uncover and a whole lot of flirty moments between the mains. I can’t wait to reread this one!

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Destiny One Ice (Boys of Winter bk 1)
Resistance On Ice (Boys of Winter bk 2)
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Rock Me, a sexy new standalone from Carly Phillips is available NOW!

TITLE: Rock Me
SERIES: Bodyguard Bad Boys #1
AUTHOR: Carly Phillips
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2017
PUBLISHER: CP Publishing
PAGES: Approx. 246
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Bodyguard Bad Boys … Sexy, Hot, and oh so protective!

A pop star in danger.

Her reluctant bodyguard.

A past they can’t deny.

Summer Michelle is on the verge of ultimate fame. 

Ben Hollander has sworn off mixing business with pleasure. 

But keeping his hands off of the sexy songstress is easier said than done and once the threat is neutralized, will she choose fame over love?

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Her heart was pounding hard in her chest, the thunderous live applause still echoing around her and the rush of success and pride in overcoming what could have been a disaster, had her soaring.

“Did you see that?” she asked Ben.  “My earpiece went dead and I nailed it anyway!”

“You totally did,” he said, a huge grin on his face that let her know he understood what a huge moment this was.

She squealed in excitement and threw her arms around his neck, needing to share her exhilaration. Their gazes met and locked, the air around them suddenly crackling with tension and sexual need even Ben couldn’t deny.

She knew what she wanted, knew there was no better time to go about it. Her gaze fell to his mouth and she pressed her lips against his. He jerked in surprise then groaned, thrust his hand beneath her hair, holding her against him as he slid his tongue past the seam of her lips and kissed her back.

He might think he wanted to keep his distance but his body was demanding they get close, his mouth gliding back and forth over hers, razor stubble bristling her cheeks in a sweet burn and his tongue delved deep. Against her stomach, she felt the hard press of his erection, causing desire to sweep over her in waves.

No wonder she hadn’t found a guy she wanted to keep in her life. No one could live up to Ben.

He kissed like he wanted to possess her.

Own her.

Keep her.


Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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TITLE: Return to the Island
SERIES: Island Duet #2
AUTHOR: L.B. Dunbar
GENRE: Dark, Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2017
PAGES: Approx. 245
COVER DESIGNED BY: Shanoff Formats

The Island awaits your return

Ties severed too soon.
What was real?
What was fantasy?

Two lost souls.
Two broken hearts.
One deserted island.

I’ll find you, she said.
I’ll be waiting, he replied.

Return to the island to discover the truth.

The island is waiting for you.

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Redemption Island (Island Duet #1)

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Avid drinker of Coca-Cola, L.B. Dunbar loves the sweet things in life. Her affair with all things romantic began with her first book at the tender age of six: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One can never forget her first! From there, the reading journey includes a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused, yes, that’s the correct word, of having an over active imagination; to her benefit, such an imagination works well. Author of over a dozen novels, she’s created small town worlds, rock star mayhem, and MMA chaos. Her other duties in life include: mother to four growing children and wife to the one and only.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017


"... fun, flirty, a little bit angsty and emotionally satisfying. My tummy fluttered, my chest panged and the smile just wouldn’t leave my face." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Dear Bridget, I Want You
AUTHOR: Penelope Ward/Vi Keeland
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2017
PUBLISHER: Penelope Ward/Vi Keeland
PAGES: Approx. 255
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RATING: 5 Stars!

Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.
Think about it.
Or don’t.
Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.


REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

5 “I Want You” Stars!
"... I loved everything about this book."

The Review: 
I can never go wrong picking up a book by Penelope Ward or Vi Keeland, but with these two together, it’s ALWAYS an epic win! Told in alternating POV’s, Dear Bridget, I Want You was simply amazing! From the fun and entertaining meet/greet between the mains, to the friendships, to the realistic, sexy, completely addictive story, I loved everything about this book.

Bridget Valentine is a single mom who works hard, raises her eight year old son with bravery and courage and hasn't put herself out there since her husband passed away two years ago. Needing extra money to help support the mortgage, she rents out the converted garage to her friends best friend, unknowing that it’s the same doctor who she salivated over and completely embarrassed herself in front of, just three months earlier.

Simon Hogue is a resident doctor working in the US. He’s gorgeous, sexy and doesn’t mind putting himself out there, but he’s not looking for a commitment of any kind. When he realizes he’s moved into the same house as the woman he treated three months ago, the same woman he hasn’t stopped thinking about, everything starts to change and his heart begins to open for Bridget and her son, Brendan.

I loved Bridget and Simon right from the start! I’ve said this before in my reviews ... these two authors nail the meet/greet EVERY time! It’s always fun, exciting and full of sexual tension. The moment Simon walks into the exam room, there’s instant chemistry between him and Bridget, and I came away from that chapter with a huge, goofy grin on my face, excitedly flipping the pages to see what happened next.

Their journey to a happily ever after was consuming, sweet, brilliantly written and super steamy as Dr. Hogue has some of the cutest dirty-talk dialogue I’ve ever read. The characters were a win all the way around. Simon stole my heart, swept me off my feet and made me fall in love with him, one hundred percent! Bridget broke my heart with her loneliness and pain, but then mended it back together with her determination, her love for her son and her zest for life. When she opened her heart to Simon, it was beautiful and I felt it.

And that ending? Stunning and wonderful! It felt complete and left me lighthearted, smiling and totaling believing in real life happily ever afters!

The Wrap Up: 
Dear Bridget, I Want You was fun, flirty, a little bit angsty and emotionally satisfying. My tummy fluttered, my chest panged and the smile just wouldn’t leave my face. These two authors always bring the “feels” and always deliver a masterfully told story with a journey you want to read over and over. This one is definitely going into my reread pile.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list seventeen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million and a half books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in seventeen languages. She lives 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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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NEW RELEASE with SIGNED BOOK and TIFFANY NECKLACE GIVEAWAY! BORN, DARKLY (Darkly, Madly Duet #1) by Trisha Wolfe is now LIVE!

TITLE: Born, Darkly
SERIES: Darkly, Madly Duet #1
AUTHOR: Trisha Wolfe
GENRE: Romance, Suspense
RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2017
PUBLISHER: Trisha Wolfe
PAGES: Approx. 241
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He challenged her sanity.

She shattered his reality.

They dared each other…to the brink of madness.

A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.

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From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself. 

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NEW RELEASE with BOOK EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY - FIVE (Mister #0.5) by J.A. Huss:

SERIES: (Mister 0.5)
RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2017
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Romance
PUBLISHER: Science Future Press
PAGES: Approx. 244
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Five Aston has known Rory Shrike for as long as he can remember. He played with her in the sandbox. He went to every damn horse show just to be supportive. He helped her with her French, walked her home from school, and faked his test scores just to stay with her a little longer and not be sent off to college early.

But eventually he had to move on.
And so did she.
Never has a second chance meant so much to a boy who loves a girl.

A standalone book that is also a spin-off of the Rook & Ronin Series and prequel to the Mister Series. You can read it first, you can read it last. It doesn’t really matter because it’s f*cking Five.

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“You want a kiss?”

“Mmmhmm,” I say, closing my eyes as I picture it. God, I’ve dreamed of this moment for ages. “I really need one, Five.”

His mouth touches my earlobe. Lips caress the soft skin of my neck. “Like this?” he asks.

“Yes,” I practically moan. “Just… like… that.”

“Do you want more, Princess?” he asks, his voice low now. Growly. Filled with so much promise.

“More, please,” I say, in my sweetest princess voice.

“Then promise me, baby. Just say those two words. ‘I promise.’ And as soon as you do that, I’ll give you everything you want. OK?”

“Five,” I moan. “Just—”

His hands come up suddenly. He cups my face, stares into my eyes with the most sincere expression I’ve ever seen on him. And underneath that sincerity, I see… fear. “Promise me.”

“Five,” I say, unable to stop staring back. This is everything. Everything I’ve always dreamed of. Five pressing me up against a wall. Me, the only thing on his mind. Except I’m not the only thing on his mind, am I? No. Those creeps from the past are back. That’s why he’s here. And even though I’d normally not give in so easy, I know this is not a game. So I say, “I promise. Now stop talking, you stupid genius, and kiss me already.”

He smiles. Leans in. I close my eyes, ready for it. Finally gonna get what I want.

But then he moves his mouth to my ear and nibbles on my lobe. “Good girl,” he coos. “But I’m not sure I believe you, Princess. I can feel those wheels turning inside your head. They’re grinding hard.” He presses his hard cock against my hip when he says that last part. “So I’m gonna hold off on that kiss until I get back tonight. And if you’ve been good, and if you’ve held up your end of the—”

“What?” I say, pushing him back. “You will do no such thing, Five Aston! I want a fucking kiss and I want one right now! I’ve waited six years for this, and denying me is practically emotional abuse. Now stop fucking around and kiss me, goddammit!”

“Who’s the boss of you, Rory?”

I huff out some air. “Me.”

He smiles. It’s a big, genuine, I’m-gonna-teach-you-who’s-boss smile. “Wrong answer.”


JA Huss is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

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