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Friday, March 28, 2014

Eight Second Cowboy Review

EIGHT SECOND COWBOY
BY PIPER KAY



Eight Second Cowboy by Piper Kay
Reviewed by Tonya Nichols
This was my first male on male romance read. I was pleasantly surprised how tastefully this story was written. Matt and Lance are rivals in the bull riding circuit, fierce competitors, they are both trying to find a place in the rodeo world. The problem is Matt has this strange attraction to Lance that he cannot wrap his head around, especially since he is not gay. He tries to stay away from Lance and his cocky attitude, but things spiral out of control and a new love is discovered and tested. 
I loved how masculine and rugged these cowboys were but in the same moment also very sensitive. I almost forgot they were both men in some of the scenes. It was a great story, especially if you are fan of hot cowboys. If you have never read M/M romance, I suggest Eight Second Cowboy to pop your M/M reading cherry.

4 stars **** 

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This Girl Stripped

THIS GIRL STRIPPED
BY DAWN ROBERTSON




This Girl Stripped (Hers Series) ~ by Dawn Robertson
Reviewed by Tonya Nichols

If you do not like reading about abuse, sex, or violence, I strongly suggest that this book is not for you. This isn’t your average romance. I was pulled in from the very first chapter of the book; Paisley Bloom is just an average girl, trying to make it on her own. When she needs fast cash, she takes up stripping at a local club. After a horrible exchange with a customer one night, she is robbed of the one thing she always kept for herself, her virginity. Fleeing the pain and horror of the situation, Paisley ends up returning home. This is where the story takes drastic turns and keeps you intrigued. Two hot bikers, one broken girl, all with issues of their own… this makes for one great story. Choices are made, lives are turned upside down, and hearts are broken. Can Paisley make the right choices to free herself?
I love when a book makes you think, “Wow, what the heck just happened?” That’s when I know it’s a good one. What I took away from this story is there is always a silver lining in tragedy and the easiest choice may not always be the best. This book is part of the Hers Series, but can be read as a standalone. I have not read the other books in the series, but after reading This Girl Stripped, I definitely will be reading more by Dawn Robertson.  
4 stars****

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CRUX by Miranda Kavi Review

Crux (Book 2 in the Aurora Lockette Series) 

By Miranda Kavi 



Reviewed by Tonya Nichols
If you are a lover of NA Paranormal Romance books, The Aurora Lockette Series is for you. Crux is the second book of the series but I would suggest reading the books in order. This series was very interesting and intense. I am not usually a big fan of paranormal, but these books were awesome and the way Miranda writes, I felt like I was watching the story unfold on a big screen.
We met Aurora in book one, she is just a plain-Jane young women going to college. Kind of a loaner, she doesn’t like to draw attention to herself, especially since she has special abilities. Keeping her special abilities hidden has always be priority one, that is, until she meets Gavyn and things change. 
The suspense, action and romance in Crux kept me reading and on the edge of my seat. It really reminded me of the TV show Hero’s with all the special abilities, romance, suspense and action.  The characters in this series are all so relatable and have such great chemistry.  I really enjoyed getting to know them and hope to read more. 
 If you’ve read Flee, I am sure you are dying to know what happens to Aurora and Gavyn. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed, the twists, turns, and WTF moments are great in Crux. I love when a story makes my brain work in overdrive to figure out what’s coming next.  Great job Miranda can’t wait to see where this series is headed. 

Aurora Lockette Series Reading Order
Book One – Flee
Book Two – Crux

Touched by Vicki Green Release and Review









Book: Touched
Author: Vicki Green
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis:
Jade Morley was not your average stripper. Her rules. Her way. No sex. Touching only. 

D.J. Sexy Lady by day, Stripper Angel by night, her life became one with no emotions, no heart and no soul until one night he walked in.

Knox Dunway has one thing. Money. Women throw themselves at him every day and he takes what he wants, when he wants but there’s no feeling, no love and no commitment. He wants more. Growing tired of trying to find ‘the one’ he walks into a strip club one night and everything changes.

Will Jade ever give in to her heart or will her survivor instincts always win?

*Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.









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I really enjoyed this book but did not LOVE it. Parts of it had you on the edge of your seat from the action happening- like the club scene in the beginning-  or saying "awwwww" because Knox did or said something sweet to Jade that made you fall in love with him but other parts seemed to take too long to develop and some of the elements were a little far fetched for me. I am all for star crossed love and such but this couple moved from strangers to in love in days....I personally like the stories better where they have to work a little harder to get there. This is a good read and a sweet love story (however fast it may be) so I definitely recommend it and think it is deserving of good reviews :) 4 STARS <3 Kellie

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About the author:
Vicki Green


Vicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and currently resides in Olathe, Kansas. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel's Shadow and Mocha. She has been working full time at the same Company for 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents, who are both gone now but are still in her heart and mind daily.

Vicki enjoys reading Romance books which is what inspired her to begin writing this book. She has always admired Author's dedication and hard work. She had a dream that played out for over a year, came home one day after work and decided to put it on a word document to see how it read and that became 'My Savior Forever', the beginning of her Forever Series.

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Emma's Home Release Blitz

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Beautiful Emma Dodd has always taken care of everyone. She raised her niece when they were orphaned and she cares for the students that she works with. Deciding to move to Fairfield where her niece now lives, she was hoping to finally find a place to call home. Jake Campbell, was gorgeous enough to catch any woman’s eye, but he had a hard time finding the right one for him. A Fairfield detective, he lives with his mother to help care for her since she was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. After meeting Emma, he knows he has met the woman of his dreams. Now he just has to convince the independent Emma that it is time someone took care of her. While helping one of her students, Emma becomes suspicious of criminal activity in her new town. Will Jake be able to save Emma in time for them to build a life together?
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 **I really enjoyed how she used so many emotions through out the book. I giggled and cried. I fell in love with all the characters. This story is about family, love, and finding your home. **This first novel by Maryann Jordan is so refreshing. It combines a passionate love story with a little mystery mixed in! Both of these combined makes for a story you cannot put down! **Absolutely LOVED this book! I had the honor to beta read Emma's Home, and I was blown away! This is a very down to earth and realistic story that will touch your heart. Not only is it steamy sexy but the challenges that Emma faces would be completely overwhelming to others. If you are looking for a book that has a very strong female lead, this is the book!! **I also love all the surrounding characters in Jake and Emma's lives. They are so supportive and funny. They bring so much life into the book as well. I have to say that I was surprised by the plot twist. I was not expecting anything like that to come into play in this book. However, I LOVED it. It broke this book away from all the other typical romances that are out there. **Maryann has done an amazing job with Emma's home. Not only did she give us our love story but she gave us drama suspense and a little mystery. I loved the story from the first chapter. This story makes u smile laugh and hurt with the characters you are pulled into the story and crave to see what happens next. It's truly a must read. **I truly LOVED this book. The story of Emma and Jake was super sexy and heart warming. Loved Jake's protectiveness. Loved Emma's independence. And the other characters were awesome as well and can't wait to catch up on them. Ladies, if you wear panties, leave 'em off, Jake will just melt them right off!!
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 I have always been an avid reader. Last year I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma's Home was created. I work as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years. I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 32 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters. When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap! I love to hear from readers, so please email me!
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Indestructible by Angela Graham COVER REVEAL



Title: Indestructible (Harmony Series Book 3)
Author: Angela Graham
Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creative
 
Synopsis:
Love. Passion. Respect.

Logan West finally has the one thing he believed unattainable: the fiery woman who challenges, protects, and adores him just as much as she does his young son, Oliver.

After having her world shaken yet again, Cassandra Clarke is ready to move forward, eagerly embracing the beautiful man who has laid claim to her heart. With secrets revealed at every turn, she refuses to lose the only man she’s ever loved.

Not every battle is hers to fight, but she’s never been one to back down. Logan and Oliver are part of her now, and together they are…indestructible.
 
Be sure to add Indestructible to your TBR list on Goodreads....
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18372093-indestructible
 
Check out the other books in the Harmony Series...
Indulge (.5):
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1g46cPh
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20550167-indulge

Inevitable (Book 1): Amazon: http://amzn.to/1iID4AB
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/inevitable-angela-graham/1116736910?ean=9781489566218 Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17914340-inevitable

Irreplaceable (Book2): Amazon: http://amzn.to/1cRLBO2

You can find out more about the Author on her pages:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091608.Angela_Graham 
Website: http://authorangelagraham.blogspot.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelagraham.author?ref=hl