Thursday, May 25, 2017

Only Skin Deep by N.L. Greene


Mateo’s perfectly normal life was upended one fateful night when tragedy struck his family. After years of running the streets and fighting the temptations that would surely make him spiral out of control, he finds himself somewhere unexpected. At the gym, he isn’t a troubled kid on the streets. He’s a fighter.

Elizabeth has never known normal; she’s never known love. Born to parents who thought she was better off as an ashtray than a kid, she quickly learned that the only person she could ever trust was herself. When she was taken away from home and thrust into the system, she traded one form of torture for another.

When their paths converge, Mateo thinks he’s met the girl of his dreams, but Elizabeth’s past rears its ugly head.

Can two broken people find a way to overcome their challenges and find love in one another? Or will the skeletons in their closets tear them from each other's arms?

So on Facebook I asked for recommendations for dark romance. Well I had a bunch posted and this was one of them. I am so glad I got it and read it. I never did read the description to be honest. Just one clicked it and hoped for the best.

A FIGHTER!! oh so swoony.. One of my favorite men to read. I wasn't aware this book had one of those. 

The feels!!  Such a good balance of suspense and romance. There are times you just want to grab the character and give em a great big hug and others that you are just on the edge of your seat biting your nails. The pace of this story keeps you into it throughout the whole book. And the combination of themes, just wow. It worked.

I am excited to try more work from this author in the future.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Keeper of Souls by Casey Bond release day

Title: Keeper of Souls
Author: Casey Bond
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Horror
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
Editor: Stacy Sanford, The Girl with the Red Pen
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: Carmen Kennedy finally feels normal. Enrolled in college, she’s making a few friends and taking life one day at a time. Her days are filled with classes, studying, and attempting to be more social, while her nights are filled with terrifying dreams. All of her nightmares have one thing in common: him. She can’t see his face, but a flash of dark feathers is all it takes to remind her of The Keeper of Crows. He isn’t supposed to be real.
There is a world that exists beneath the fabric of our own, a torturous place filled with despair. The Keeper is there; Carmen just has to find out why and if there is a way to help him leave that place. Her sanity and life will be threatened, but she can’t ignore his screams any longer.
When love exists, it doesn’t matter the distance. It finds a way to remind you.
Will love be enough to save Michael and Carmen when The Keeper of Souls stands in their way?

Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction. You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links: 
Buy Link: Keeper of Crows: http://amzn.to/2n1dkFH Keeper of Souls: http://amzn.to/2qwUqdu

May book challenge day 19

May day 19 - yellow and orange books

I have 4 total of these books! 

pictured:
Fireborn by Keri Arthur
Hot Property by Carly Phillips
Whistlin' Dixie by Maggie Adams
Tripped Up Love by Julie Farley 




Thursday, May 18, 2017

May book challenge Day 18

May day 18 - 5 ⭐ reads

I have read a lot of books I would put at a 5 ⭐. That is why we purchase paperbacks right? hen you love a book you get a copy to sit on your shelf.

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” 

pictured:
Killshot by Aria Michaels
Keeper of Crows
Dark Bishop by Rachael Brownell & Casey L Bond
The Predator part one by Brooke May
Pain by Amanda Mackey
Travesty by Carrie Thomas
Lucky 13 by Rachael Brownell
Into The Light by Amy Manemann





Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May book challenge day 17

May day 17 - black books

WOW do I have some black books! I only took a pic of a handful of them.

let's see pictured I have

Pain by Amanda Mackey
The Predator part one by Brooke May
A Flaw So Beautiful by Alora Kate
Dragons Lair by Chantel Fernando
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Sin & Suffer AND Ruin & Rule by Pepper Winters
Dark Bishop by Rachael Brownell & Casey Bond
My Minds Eye by Gillian Jones 
Temptations Serial by Casey Bond
SIN serial by Casey Bond
Finding Alana by Meg Farrell



Piper A Dream Girls Novel by Carrie Thomas review

How far would you go to achieve happiness? What if it meant letting go of everything you'd once believed in?

Piper Allen is looking to spread her wings and unfortunately, her podunk hometown in Missouri is stunting her spiritual growth. Moving to Dallas to finish up college with her two friends, Stephanie and Nicole, she hopes to challenge herself to reach new heights. Her bohemian ways allow her to float through relationships frequently and with ease; when there are no strings attached, there is no chance of being hurt. 

Texas rancher, Moye McKenzie, is a no nonsense, good ol' boy, who doesn't play games where matters of the heart are concerned. When this straight-shooter walks into Piper's life, sparks fly and tempers flare. Wanting to give her the life she deserves, Moye has to show her that getting hurt can happen whether you're holding onto the reins or not. 

If she could just let go, Piper might be surprised to find she's someone's dream girl.

The first of the Dream Girls Novels. Piper. This was a light and sweet book. Full of love and friendships. I loved reading it.

Piper is young and on her own for the first time with her two friends. Piper, Stephanie and Nicole are friends starting over fresh together. The three get a job at a bar together and that is where Piper meets Moye.
And then you have Moye, umm cowboy! He is just so sweet and caring and well exactly what I think of when I think of a cowboy. They love their women and treat em right and have a heart of gold. 
Piper and Moye are just the sweetest couple. I really enjoyed reading about their relationship.

I am a sucker for a good cowboy romance. This one did not disappoint at all. Plus you get the friendships. All around a great book.

This was a really good start to what is going to be an awesome series, I can't wait to read the next one.



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Releases: May 15 - 21





15
Moving On by Karen Frances

Blank Canvas by [Lee, Charlie]
Blank Canvas by Charlie Lee
16
 Hot Blooded Prizefighter: A Bad Boy MMA Fighter Romance (Windy City Bad Boys Book 2) by [Miller, Mickey, Dodd, Holly]
Hot Blooded Prizefighter by Mickey Miller & Holly Dodd
myBook.to/HotBloodedPrizefighter

31185174
Hot Shot by Kelly Jamieson
myBook.to/HotShotKellyJamieson

Fear Inc by [Valentine, Melinda]
Fear Inc by Melinda Valentine
myBook.to/FearINC

Flynn's Firecracker: A SEALs of Honor World Novel (Heroes for Hire Book 5) by [Mayer, Dale]
Flynn's Firecracker by Dale Mayer
myBook.to/FlynnsFirecracker5

17
18
CURVEBALL by [Dietz, Mariah]
Curveball by Mariah Dietz 


19
Mr. Dark by Pavan Kaur
myBook.to/MrDarkPavanKaur

Crash Burn Sting by [Kate, Alora]
Crash Burn Sting by Alora Kate
http://amzn.to/2pQYke2

20
21
Cover Me Bad by Rose Silverstone

34845105
How to Catch a Heiress by Tarah Scott & Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Hot Blooded Prizefighter Windy City Bad Boys Book 2 by Mickey Miller & Holly Dodd release day


Hot Blooded Prizefighter

Windy City Bad Boys Book 2

Author: Mickey Miller & Holly Dodd

Release Day: May 16th

Connor

I'm the king of trash talking, but this time my mouth has signed a check I'm not sure I can cash. Now, I'm fighting in

the biggest publicized spectacle, with a chance at a massive payday. I have two months to make this work and

prove that I'm the true world champion.

Except, my handlers think I need refinement. You can't fix perfection, but that doesn’t stop my new style coach from

trying. Crystal Lawson is set on keeping our relationship platonic, but I can see the lust in her eyes and feel the

craving in her touch. We're supposed to keep this professional, but I f*cking love a challenge. I might be an animal

in the ring, but I am a beast in bed. Before our time is through, she's going to be screaming my name.

Crystal

I should have walked away. My sanity isn't worth being secluded on a remote island with a barbarian. I should be

having the time of my life. I'm doing the job of my dreams, surrounded by the best fighters MMA has to offer and

gorgeous beaches.

There's just one problem; Connor McGrath. The arrogant and sexy-as- hell Irish fighter tests my every nerve. I hate

him for dragging me into this situation. But every time I see him, I long to trace his tattoos and lick his abs. I’m stuck

in paradise with him for sixty days with no way out, and a runaway libido.

As the nights grow hotter, and the chemistry between us threatens to erupt, I can't help but wonder if beauty ever

tamed the beast.

#ChicagoBadBoys  #HotBlooded #PrizeFighter #FreeKU

Amazon Links:

US → http://amzn.to/2osRCcx

UK  → http://amzn.to/2pZdSAe

AU → http://amzn.to/2qsYtIa

CA → http://amzn.to/2qsAqJq

Stalking Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormickeymiller/

Mickey’s Misfits: https://www.facebook.com/groups/112649979205719/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MickeyMiller29

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mickeymillerauthor/

Website: http://www.mickeymillerauthor.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HollyDoddAuthor/

Holly’s Hive: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HollysHive/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HollyDodd80

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/HollyDoddBooks

Pinterest: http://www.pintrest.com/HollyDoddBooks

Website: http://hollydodd.com/

 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Keeper of Souls by Casey L Bond early arc review

*THIS IS AN EARLY ARC REVIEW. THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE MAY 19*



Casey's imagination is taking us on quite a journey. I love her as an author because of this. She writes some amazing books. 

I am a lover of all the paranormal awesomeness that is within the pages of this book. I loved book 1, and book 2 did not disappoint me one bit. This could be by far my favorite of Casey's books. Now I really loved her Frenzy series, but this one just grabs me. Reading this book I get so int it I tuned everything out till I finished. 

So if you read book one you were introduced to the Keeper of Crows. Yes, you do have to read the first book, I highly recommend in order or you will be missing out on some very vital information. It is information you need to know! 
Here we meet the Keeper of souls. The evil, vile creature...
Well I don't want to spoil anything but I am not a huge fan of his..

How do I explain what I like about this book. I really love all aspects of this book. The way everything comes together, the characters good and bad, the things that happen. 
I think this a really well written book.

The farther into this series you get, makes you question reality a bit. I am biting my nails worried about what we will get next. This is helluva ride for sure. 
What is Carmen's reality? Or is she as crazy as people think?

I cannot say for sure who my favorite character is. I am torn between Michael and Gabriel. 

The only bad thing with these books is the fact they end! 
I wouldn't mind one bit to jump into this book and not come back.

 


"Only the Keeper of Crows can defeat the Keeper of Souls." 

 

May book challenge day 15

May day 15 - book that starts with M
A book that starts with M on my shelf is My Minds Eye. I have not read this book yet. What the heck am I waiting for! I am adding this to my June TBR list. How often does a book go hiding on your shelf and you forget you have it? umm yea, I am guilty of that.

pictured:
My Minds Eye by Gillian Jones
http://amzn.to/2pNllyB

Ryker
She is the epitome of the girl next door, but with a feistiness that makes my dick throb.
I’m drawn to her like no other. She stirs things in me I have no desire to feel, makes me long for things I shouldn’t.
This is my game. I choose the players, and I never play for keeps.
I don’t believe in fate. I make my own destiny. I work hard and play harder. Luck is for pussies, karma for idiots. Me, I make shit happen.
Meeting her fucked up my plan. Threw me off my game.
I’m now face to face with my karma. Her name is Kat Rollins.
Kat
Ryker Eddison is the epitome of a player. You know the type: Mr. Get In and Get Out.
He’s all about the chase, wanting just one night. Everyone knows this—I know this. Still, I find myself craving him, my greedy body betraying what my heart and mind already know: he will only bring me pain.
He’s the guy who girls like me should avoid. I’m smart; I know better. But when I’m with him, I feel things I’ve never felt before. Things I never knew I wanted.
I can’t deny it … I like the chase. The high is explosive, but I’m afraid if I give in, I may end up losing more than I can handle: my heart.