Sunday, June 30, 2013

Review of Belong to You & Made for You by Vi Keeland

Belong to You
by Vi Keeland 

First of all, Vi sent me this book months ago and with all of the craziness of blog tours, starting new projects and helping to BETA read, I did not get to read this until yesterday and am kicking myself now for missing out on one of the best books I have ever read, and a great book boyfriend in Jack Cole. 

I loved this book from the very start. Sienna and Sydney's friendship is insanely hilarious and Sienna is probably THE funniest female character I have ever read in a book- I loved her enormously. The fact that she will say and do ANYTHING and not care what anyone thinks was great entertainment in this book.

I also loved Sydney and the fact that she was not a weak female character but she let her man be the man and at the same time established herself in her own right. Jack could be overprotective and controlling at times but she always looked at the benefit to her for his behavior and never came off as a victim when she acquiesced to any of his demands. 

Jack was definitely smoking hot- green eyed, muscular, tanned, coy grin with perfect teeth and lips that you want to run your tongue over. Loved him and his ability to know what Sydney thought, felt and needed without her speaking a word, because, as he said, it was important to him so he paid attention. LOVED him! 

This was a great read- took less than four hours from start to finish to complete and I highly recommend it to everyone that likes a great story- five stars for sure. <3 Kellie 

Made for You
by Vi Keeland

Conclusion to the Cole Series by Vi Keeland and an excellent tie up for this fabulous story. It flowed straight from book one without missing a beat and continued the great romance between Jack and Syd and Sydney and Sienna's friendship was just as strong and crazy as book one. This book gave you more intro into other people in their lives- parents, friends from the past, and allowed some insight into who they are as people outside the little bubble of the two of them. 

This book was also a quick read- less than four hours, and I was happy with the way that it ended but at the same time sad to say goodbye to Jack and Sydney. 

I really enjoyed both of these books and felt Vi's ability to convey a passionate story but at the same time give us laughs and tears for the happy and the sad and not just the hot sex that this story contains was tremendous. I look forward to much more from Vi in the future. I also gave this book five stars. <3 Kellie 

About the Author: Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with six uniquely insane siblings. She has three children of her own that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.

She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night! After years of thinking about writing her own book, she finally took the leap in 2012. Her most recent book, Belong to You, was published in April 2013 and hit number 8 in the Amazon Erotica Best Seller's list in its first five days! 

Made for You is 99 cents to celebrate the release of Belong to You! Here are the links to buy right now! 

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Lucky Second Chance 

by Nickie Seidler

This was not an easy read for me at first. I found myself bogged down a lot of the time by very wordy text and an overly descriptive storyline. Lucky for me I gave it a "second chance" and kept going. It was worth the rocky beginning. 

The character of Emma is hard to like sometimes because she is so very insecure and suspicious of people and their motives- she is very emotional and at some times even whiny. Once you stop and realize that she is SUPPOSED to be this way, as a domestic abuse victim, you realize the brilliance in making her character hard to like- she is hard to like herself also. Part of the reason the story is so worth sticking with is you get to see Emma evolve and find out how to love and trust again- not only others but herself as well. She is definitely stronger at the end than she was in the start.

Nate is her rescuer, protector and "Mr. Wonderful" and you will easily fall in love with him and stay there. He has a couple of asshole moments where you will poke your tongue at him but for the most part his only reason for everything is making Emma happy because he loves her so much. 

This entire book takes place over the course of one year, but so much happens with these two people and those in their respective families that you will wonder how they make it through so much in so short a period. It is definitely not ever boring. Lol!

Overall, I commend Nickie for her great storytelling ability and have already told her how much I love her as the great person she is. Where this book may have needed work in better dialogue at times and could have used more editing, it was a terrific first effort and definitely worth a read! I bet her next book will be even better <3 Kellie 

About the Author:

Born and raised in the Chicago-land area, Nickie Seidler is a up and coming young author. Her new-found dream of being a writer has led to the completion of her first book "A Lucky Second Chance". 

Nickie is married, and when not writing, enjoys cooking new recipes for them to try, water aerobics, car racing and spending quality time with family and friends. 

She is currently writing her second book to be released early 2014.


By Olivia Cunning

Are you getting a clue as to how much I ADORE Olivia Cunning?  That woman can write a rockstar like no other.  I seriously had just been telling my friends at book club meeting how I had lost my mojo.  I couldn't seem to read anything and enjoy it.  Burnout?  Maybe.  It was disheartening considering reading has always been my thing since I was little.  Last night, I finally loaded Tie Me into Kindle.  OH. MY. GOD.  Olivia Cunning saved me!

Tie Me is the 5th installment of her One Night with Sole Regret series.  Honestly, until Kellen, I had considered Sole Regret to be pale imitators of my beloved Sinners.  While I am not happy with what a pussy Kellen is about his dead girlfriend, I was taken away by the HOT HOT HOT (you get the idea it was SMOKING HOT) monkey love between Dawn and Kellen.  I see them being very good for each other.  I can see a lot of opportunity for the characters to grow and develop.  

Kellen is completely wrecked over death of his girlfriend.  The girl seems like a real piece of work -- made all these stupid "rules" for him when he was obviously a great guy who just wanted to make her happy.  He gave her EVERYTHING while she just limited him.  ANYWAY, he was trying to put her memory to rest and he heard beautiful piano music coming from window next door.......

Dawn is a Grammy winning pianist. She understands a part of Kellen that Sarah never could -- his music. The music brings them together, then they make music together.  

I really recommend this read.  Olivia Cunning never disappoints!  ***ANN***

Friday, June 28, 2013

In A Heartbeat by Hilary Storm

This is a fabulous book from page one. I absolutely fell immediately in love with the intensity of the passion between Talon and Eavan and was hooked right away.

This is not your typical love story but the way that Eavan was able to look directly into the soul of Talon and see him without having to say a word? I loved it! 

Rock stars, tattoos, bad boys and lots of drama and hotness- this book was right up my alley and I think you will love it just as much as I did. As for Talon's twin brother, Taron? Stay away from that guy- he is a panty stealer. ;) <3 Kellie 

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Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Enid, Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting and has a full time job as an accountant. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the author of the 'Rebel Walking' Series. Book One: 'In a Heartbeat' is due to release in June.

In a Heartbeat (Rebel Walking #1)

Eaven Bennett is a college student with a passion for photography. She has high hopes of completing college and starting a new life as she moves away from her hometown with her best friend, Ivy Adams. Her last boyfriend ruined any chance of her trusting ever again.
Talon Walker is the dark and intriguing drummer for the up and coming band ‘Rebel Walking’. A tragedy in his past has left him empty with no desire for a relationship. That is until he meets Eaven.
One minute your heart is filled with love, the next your entire life comes crashing down. Everything can change in a heartbeat. Can Eaven and Talon overcome the obstacles in their way and find love?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ambrosia by Erin Noelle

Ambrosia is Book #2 in Erin Noelle's Book Boyfriend Series, with Metamorphosis being the freshman novel released last year. It centers around three main characters, Scarlett, Mason and Ash. Here is the review done by our Admin on My Fictional Boyfriend and Book Whore Page, Amy Davies. 

After coming to terms with the tragedy that rocked her world, Scarlett MacGregor has returned to try to pick up the pieces of the broken relationships that she left behind.

Ash and Mason were left devastated and heartbroken following Scarlett’s sudden, unannounced departure. They are both ready and willing to forgive her and welcome her back into their lives with open arms.

However, a lot can happen in 8 months…

Scarlett must learn to overcome the obstacles thrown in her path to prevent the past from repeating itself.

Can she learn to fly with her own wings and discover the secret to eternal love?

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Character Fun Facts:

*Plays both piano & guitar
*Born & raised in San Antonio, currently attending Rice University in Houston, major- undecided
*Unconsciously incorporates the color pink in every outfit
*Collects flip-flops in every color

*He and his brother Marcus grew up with their grandparents in Houston
*Loves to cook
*Favorite shoes: Chucks
*Piercings: lip, nipples, ears
*Dips French fries in sweet chili sauce

*Would illustrate children’s books if he wasn’t studying astrophysics
*owns over 10 pairs of the same khaki cargo shorts… same brand & all
*scratch golfer when he was in high school
*sister nicknamed him “Assy” when he was a kid
*Straight A student K-undergrad

Sunday, June 23, 2013


By Natalie Gayle

 Brayden -- what more could you want in a hero? Not only is he a sexy guitarist for a rock band, but he leads a dangerous double life.  For me, he was why I enjoyed this novel.  

If it hadn't been for him, it would have taken me much longer to get into this one.  I was bogged down in the details at first.......I mean, this book is beyond the norm for me.  I don't often read romances with so much action and suspense!  What I found comforting and enjoyable in this read was the more usual plot of Rihanna having to learn to trust again in men/relationships. Finding Trust was so action-packed that I know I would enjoy the movie! LOL  Even when concepts were more in depth than most "romance novels" (terrorists, biological weapons, genetic engineering, etc), the underlying story of true love is still there.  Overall, I would definitely recommend this title to my friends, especially those who complain "Don't they EVER do anything but have sex all the time???" While there is plenty of HOT action, there is more to this one than you would expect.  A nice read!  ***Ann***

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About the Author:

I recently discovered those school vocational assessments are really interesting and probably correct! Who would have thought, hey? You see, I clearly remember taking one of those in Year 11 (for my US friends, I think that equates to junior year in high school). Anyway, semantics. Well, the results came back indicating that I should pursue a career in writing and something else. What that something else was I can’t remember but the writing thing stuck in my mind.

Sure, I’d always liked English and had already developed a ravenous appetite for romance novels by the age of sixteen—but who becomes a writer straight out of school? So to cut a long story short, I went to Uni and studied Business and ended up managing large-scale IT projects shortly after.

I can’t complain: it’s been a great career. I’ve done some awesome projects and met some incredible people and I won’t be giving it up anytime soon. Anyway, I’ve messed around with a couple of “secret” novels over the years and I finally decided to get serious and finish one. Hence “Finding Trust” came about. And about twenty years later, I’ve finally proved a vocational assessment correct, because I love writing!

As to some other stuff about me: I live on the Gold Coast, Australia. I love spending time with my family and friends. When I’m not sitting behind a screen playing with IT or writing, you might find me down the beach playing in the waves on a Jet Ski or a bogey board (both are uber cool). When the weather turns a bit cooler (doesn’t really happen on the Gold Coast), we like to head for the snow. I’ve discovered I have two kids who are kamikaze skiers—they must take after their father. He’s always at me to “release the handbrake.” Apparently I’d ski so much better. I call it a healthy understanding of self-preservation and gravity!

I like to think I can fit in a few workouts and martial arts classes each week. This tends to be a figment of my imagination more than reality, unfortunately. I am trying to remedy this, but those damn characters just keep demanding to have their stories told and, well, there’s always another good book to read!
I hope you enjoy mine.

Please drop me a line. I’m active on Facebook, Twitter, and via email I’d love to know what you think of my books and well, let’s be truthful—I love talking about books, whether they’re mine or someone else’s. Fiction is just so much more fun than reality!!!

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Leo's Chance......what can I say about this book but I loved it so very much. It is brilliantly written and every page tugs at the heart strings with so much emotion- it is beyond a fabulous read. Leo has loved only one girl from the time he was 11 years old. Having to leave her and move thousands of miles away tore him and Evie apart, only eventually Evie believed Leo was gone and all of her waiting for him was for naught and she moves on with her life. Leo never does- she is forever in his every thought, keeping him from ever truly loving anyone else, and leaving her the way he did and never going back makes him not love himself either. Leo and Evie were bound together with the commonality of being foster kids no one wanted. Until Leo is adopted and moves in with a family he quickly learns will not love him in the way he had hoped.

When Leo finally gets the opportunity, after the death of his foster father, to move back to Cincinnati where Evie is, he does not know what will become of them, only that he must find her, see her, know how her life had turned out after he left. Little does he know that the lies he tells to make her a part of his life again will put her belief in all she has ever believed to be true to the test. This book has some very hard parts to read, including details of child abuse, and although they are not explicit, many people want to know that these details are broached in a story before they read it and are caught unawares, so here is your warning! However, do NOT let the bits of bad that mold Leo into who he becomes deter you from reading this extremely great story. I highly recommend this read, I adored it all. <3 Kellie

About the Author, Mia Sheridan
I’m an avid reader, and now writer! of romance and erotic novels. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my husband who is a police officer and my biggest fan (not necessarily in that order). ;) We have four children here on earth and one in heaven. When I’m not sitting on my couch with my head buried in my Kindle, I can be found writing or doing anything creative from building a patio, to sewing pillows. The wild hairs I get know no bounds. Leo is my debut novel, but my head is swimming with more…

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Sunday, June 16, 2013


by M.S. Willis

This is a freshman novel by MS Willis telling us about Paige, an independent young woman.  In fact, Paige is SO independent that she doesn't do relationships AT ALL.  She is surrounded by people who care about her, but we see her going to bars by herself and using a motorcycle as her means of transport so as to be by herself.  All that independence is threatened when she meets Daemon.  

I really enjoyed this story, even though I think the author held back on us.  It is a short read and literally leaves you hanging for second novel, Conflict. (Maybe it was intentionally split from one larger work to make it more marketable? I don't know.  I do know that I will make sure and read Conflict when it comes out.)  As a reader, we are pretty sure that we know what the end result is going to be, but it will be fun to see how it comes to be.  The journey is as much of a thrill as the destination in this case. 

This is a love story propelled by destiny speckled with some HOTNESS.  I definitely recommend this to any of you who go for the more traditional romance. 

MS Willis gave us a well-written story.  It read as smoothly as some presented by much more experienced storytellers. I look forward to seeing what else is to come! ***ANN***

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***Content Warning - This is a new adult fiction with mature themes. It contains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of sexual violence.***

Paige Stone lived anything but a normal childhood. Having been raised around an abused women's shelter operated by her parents, Paige was a constant witness to the tragedy and heartache suffered by women at the hands of the men they trusted. Out of refusal to ever allow that to happen to her,... Paige built walls around her heart at a young age. Those walls were only fortified when tragedy struck on her sixth birthday and took from her the only friend and love she knew. Now at 22 years old, and working as a private investigator, Paige is driven by a deep need for strength, independence and a stubborn refusal to accept help from another person. Surrounding herself with her three best friends, Paige never assumed that the autonomy she had worked so hard to build could be challenged.

That was, until Paige met Daemon Pierce.

Mysterious, strong-willed, and breathtakingly beautiful, Daemon seemed to instantly know Paige better than she knew herself. Paige is disgusted by Daemon's reputation as a womanizer, but becomes intrigued when she is unable to discover his background. Paige's curiosity about Daemon proves to be her downfall as she is swept up in his charming and arrogant pursuit to possess her in every possible way.

For the first time in her life, Paige will struggle for control while Daemon slowly dismantles the walls she has built around herself. Only time will tell who will be victorious in their battle of wills as Daemon teaches Paige the weaknesses within herself that she never knew existed. Paige stays one step ahead in her struggle against Daemon's controlling ways, but when tragedy strikes her life a second time, she has to choose; will she put her life in danger, or will she finally accept a helping hand?

Author Bio:
M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013.  Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing.  Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician.  When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a ‘closet’ video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.
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Cover Artist Bio: Jason L. Lee
Jason L Lee is a Florida Native. The arts have always been a big part of his life. Science, nature, and spirituality have been inspirations to him. He started displaying his work in 1993. In 1996 he started to venture from drawing & photography into acrylic painting. This led to painting live with local bands starting in 1998. His paintings are now created mainly at home. He uses a combination of impressionistic and illustrative painting techniques to create fantastical imagery. He is currently a Scenic Artist working for The Nassal Company and Co-Founder of the Arts Hub Organization.

Dragonfly Necklace Creator:  Verita Bolin
  I started making jewelry in the 80's. In middle school I sold bracelets. In 2004 I started selling my jewels to the public.  I went to The William Holland School of Lapidary Arts to learn stone identification, wire wrapping, and chain making. In 2009 I met Jason L Lee, an artist and curator.  He liked my jewelry and invited me to display in Creative Spirit Art Gallery, at 1st Friday Art Strolls and on Orange Ave.  I have a company with my mother, Tita. We set up all over Florida, have an Etsy store, and Facebook page. People around the country own my jewelry.
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Friday, June 14, 2013


by Madeline Sheehan

WOW.  I really do not know what else to say about this one.  This title was recommended to me by some friends.  I was in the middle of another book and finally got to it yesterday.  I have a SERIOUS thing for Sons of Anarchy, and this does read like a season or two of their shenanigans.  Deuce IS Jax for me, and that alone is reason enough to read this.  

I can't chime in with my usual "Oh, I thoroughly enjoyed this book!"  because this one isn't to be "enjoyed" is an emotional journey through some really, really dark things.  This is not a traditional romance of all hearts and flowers.  Madeline Sheehan takes us on a 30-year journey of sheer emotional torment.  

Eva meets Deuce at Rikers Island when she is only 5 years old, and they are both visiting their fathers.  She manages to find a soft spot in the hard biker's heart........and soft spot in a man who cannot afford soft spots. This book traces their brief meetings over the next 3 decades and how those meetings and choices made impact their lives and the lives of those closest to them.  Sometimes, things are just Undeniable.  

I would recommend this book ONLY to people who aren't afraid of the unusual.  This is NOT a mainstream Cinderella story.  No white horses in this one.  At some times, you are asking yourself, "Do I even like any of these people????"  But, you end up seeing how it all works to provide a gritty tale of obsession, lust, revenge, love and horror. And life isn't always easy............***ANN*** 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Accidentally on Purpose

by L.D. Davis

I loved this book like crazy! It was one of those reads that took you through the ringer emotionally and I hated, loved, cried with, was angry at every character in this book. FABULOUS read! Emmy is a single gal living in her parent's house, not living up to their expectations of being successful and married like the rest of her siblings. Her boss Kyle is a huge asshole and the two of them hate each other.....until they don't. Their tumultuous relationship gets in the way of Emmy's possible future and happily ever after with Luke, who also works in the building where Emmy and Kyle do- cozy, right? I will not say anymore, as to not give away too much, but needless to say, this book is a MUST read! <3 Kellie


By Tara Sivec

In honor of the one year anniversary of the publication of Tara Sivec's first novel, Seduction and Snacks, it is time to update the blog to include her works.  Honestly, I kind of put it off, because once I start thinking about this series, I spend so much time literally laughing out loud that I can't breathe!!!  I mean, seriously, who can read:   “I had been out of the game for too long. I couldn’t even get drunk and flirt anymore. I could however, get drunk and look like a stroke victim.”  and NOT pee a little. 

The first title, Seduction & Snacks, is the funniest of the group.  Claire decides to get rid of her virginity one drunken night.  She ends up getting pregnant but never learning the guy's name.  S&S finds her 5 years later when she has the FUNNIEST kid EVER and also meets up again with Baby Daddy.  My husband actually complained when I read in bed, because I shook the mattress with all my laughing.  Tara Sivec wrote characters that we all wish we lived next door to.  I honestly LOVE Claire, Liz, Jenny, Carter, Jim and Drew. Drew's tshirts alone need their own book!  

You will see how Claire and Liz start their businesses......Seduction and Snacks.  You will love how all the characters love each other.  You will want to take them into your hearts! 

CONGRATULATIONS, Tara Sivec!  You have definitely gifted us with characters that will stay with us for a long time!  ***ANN***

Saturday, June 8, 2013


By Olivia Cunning

There is simply no one who I trust with my rock stars more than Olivia Cunning.  She is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! She writes about hard edged rock GODS who have strong women who complete them.  I picked up an anthology of these novellas to help bide my time until Wicked Beats (see Sinners On Tour review) comes out this August.  Admittedly, they are not My Sinners, but they are still a HOT way to spend a few days.  I mean what would your Sole Regret be........

Share Me is the prequel to the series.  Honestly, I didn't care much for it.  Sorry, but I have to say it.  BUT, it was only 99 cents AND I see now that reading it will help me understand later developments.  It is JUST sex (no real relationship stuff), but it does give background to our male characters. 

I actually read Try Me first (not realizing there is a prequel), and it was my favorite of all of them. Gabe is a sexy drummer with some interesting skills in the sex toy area........Do I REALLY need to say more?

Tempt Me is another sweet read.  I see a LOT of possibilities where this couple is concerned.  Madison is going to take just one more night with her hot rocker, Adam, before she breaks it off........

Tempt Me actually is the best story of them all. I think it shows more depth to characters as well as some STEAMY, SWEATY sex......

Touch Me starts off at a sex club...............Owen wants a sure thing.  Caitlyn is looking to have an adventure to get her over her divorce.  The found each other.  I mean, who wouldn't want to spend one night with a rocker to live out every sexual fantasy? Sign me up!

Goodreads says that expected release date for Tie Me is June 14, 2013. THAT is one I am looking forward to....... 

I recommend these titles, but know that they are extremely sexual and not just in a simple boy + girl way.  They are hot as hell though!  Just leave your inhibitions at home!! :)  ***ANN***


By Katie Ashley 

I cannot express how much I enjoyed this title!  I actually overheard a couple of my best book buddies discussing it at our book club meeting (yes, overheard because I am ALWAYS talking and not listening LOL).  I thought it sounded fun but never got the title.  When I did manage to connect all the dots, I read it in one sitting and fell totally in LOVE with Katie Ashley.  

Abby is joining up with her brothers' Christian rock band to tour over the summer.  Oops! She gets on the wrong bus and ends up with Runaway Train, a HOT hard-rocking group of yummy manliness! THAT is a mistake I would like to make! 

Abby meets Jake, lead singer for RT, and sparks fly!  I loved the characters in this book.  Jake's mom is the sweetest.  I cried real tears and laughed belly laughs.  Plus, there was some scenes of SMOKIN' HOTNESS!!! This little book had it ALL! Do not hesitate.......go 1-click it NOW! You can thank me later......***Ann***




By Michelle Valentine

In honor of Rockstar weekend, let's get acquainted with one of my favorites, Riff, from Michelle Valentine's series.  He is my Oreo loving rocker! 

Rock the Heart introduces us to Lane and Noel, high school sweethearts who were torn apart by immaturity and misunderstanding.  Lane is now working for a marketing company in NYC.  Noel is a the sexy front man for the rock group, Black Falcons.  To keep her job, Lane has to win over Noel.  She has to deal with her past, a controlling and deceptive boss and her feelings for the only man she has ever loved.  

It is a sweet story and a quick, easy read. I enjoyed it.  It was a nice break from some of the books which are just constant sex.  

Rock the Band was a novella mainly concentrating on the progression of relationship between Lane and Noel.  Honestly, you could NOT read this and never know it, but it was still cute.  More heat in this one, as they spend less time dancing around old issues.  I read this when is all I really wanted to do was curl up with my Riff.........

Ohhhhhhh, Riff, what can I really say? That he can eat Oreos in my bed ANYTIME HE WANTS! When we first meet Riff in Rock the Heart, he is a bit offensive, but we have learned why now. He meets Aubrey, Lane's best friend, and it sizzles!  Riff is my reason for loving the first two books in this still growing series.  I am still hoping to get a Golden Ticket.........

All in all, I definitely recommend these rockers.  Noel is kind of wimpy for me, but Riff is anything but! YUMMMMM   ***Ann***

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


By Olivia Cunning 

MY Sinners have a special place in my heart. They are my first selection I made all by myself without any recommendation or ever hearing about them from anyone......FATE, I tell ya. This series follows the HOT adventures of a rock band, Sinners.  

We start off in Backstage Pass with Bryan, lead guitar.  I swear to God, I now get a bit excited every time I see a guitarist's fingers.  I have to admit, Olivia, I was a bit like "WTF????" when I read the female's name, MRYNA.  I figured she was like 70 or something, but I was wrong.  Myrna is a college professor on human sexuality who decides to travel with the band and do research on sexual habits of groupies. Did I mention, these books are HOT? 

I like how these books are self contained BUT we still get to see progress of our favorites from prior titles. 

Rock Hard (LOVE that title hehehehe) picks up with Sed and Jessica, lovers who were torn apart by misunderstanding and immaturity but who were destined to be together........with some FLAMING HOT lovin' in Vegas. 

Hot Ticket features sweet Jace and Aggie......they are into.....ummmm a bit of bondage. Aggie even makes hand-stitched leather corsets that would be a fun thing to own..........On a serious note, I actually shed a couple tears in this one.  Very emotional. Not JUST total hotness.  

THIS is where it all gets WEIRD......I think it was an error somewhere along the line.  Books were published out of order.  The fourth actually isn't released until August (already pre-ordered TYVM).  Wicked Beats is sure to be just as amazing with our drummer, Eric. 

The fifth book, Double Time, is with the most sexually adventurous member of the group, Trey.  I love Trey, but ooooohhhh doggie, he has some issues!  Be prepared for some WILD times that are definitely not normal boy meets girl stuff.  

Also, throughout this series, we also meet Trey's brother, Dare, and his band, Exodus End.  Now THAT is going to be an adventure........Keep them coming, Olivia Cunning!  We CANNOT wait!!!!!! **Ann**

 WITH ME series

By Kristen Proby 

This is a series that keeps me on the edge of my seat begging for more! It was suggested to me at my book club.  I went home and purchased Come Away With Me that night, not really expecting too much, as I can be pretty picky.  I read it that night!  Luke is such a sweet hero, and Natalie is just lovely.  These books are very passionate!  I have been known to recommend them to total strangers in grocery store or a bar.  But, I learned quickly not to suggest them to just anyone.  I had one friend who was like, "Seriously, Ann, can we go back to PG13 for a while."  Well, of course, I totally lost respect for her (JOKING......kinda) and gave her Harry Freakin' Potter. She is the only person EVER to not like these after giving them a try. They are short enough and SMOKIN' HOT enough to be quick fun reads for people who work full time or just don't have a whole day or two to devote to a read. 

I also appreciate the fact that these come tied up in a nice little bow with a happily ever after, but we still get to drop in for a glass of wine and visit with them through the other titles.  Fight With Me, for example, picks up with Natalie's roommate.  

Play With Me was my FAV until Rock With Me came it seems like Ms. Proby is just getting warmed up.  She has Safe With Me coming out this summer!  THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE!   **ANN**



BY Katie Ashley 

If you are following the links from Facebook, you know that I am new here, so please forgive me if I go back a bit and grab up some of my personal favorites that I don't feel any blog about adult romance would be complete without.  If you know these titles and have your own thoughts, PLEASE leave a comment.  Not much I love discussing more than books, sex, wine, nachos and sex (yes, that deserved two entries). 

I fell in love with Katie Ashley with Music From The Heart (which I loved but needs its own entry here).  I had these titles on my list for a while until I finally picked them up THEN COULD NOT PUT THEM DOWN!!! 

Emma is wanting -- no NEEDING -- to have a baby.  Aidan is willing to help -- as long as it is the old fashioned way to conceive.  These two characters were completely and totally human, right down to their stumbling words and blushes.  I LOVED them!  The entire Fitzgerald family was delightful as we see in visits from precocious young nephews.  I thoroughly enjoy stories with well-rounded sub characters!  I was so absorbed that I just wanted to reach out and pet Beau, the black lab.  (Of course, I have a chocolate lab, so I am kind of fond of the 4-legged friends. Yes, my eyes tend to glow like that when I get into a really good book.  I think I must have disturbed Lucy here.) 

There were a couple things that I wasn't that excited about.  I felt that at times the relationship was pretty one-sided and Aidan was pretty whipped, but he seemed to enjoy it HAHAHA!  Otherwise, I totally recommend you giving these titles a spin.  These stories are "real life" love, not just the intense craziness of love's first blush.  **ANN**


By Georgia Cates

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!  I made the mistake of not discovering the first novel, Beauty from Pain, until it was time for BFS to come out, BUT that made my wait so much less destructive to my sanity.  I had it on my list to be read for a long time.  The idea intrigued me -- the PERFECT vacation hot, sexy affair.  No strings attached.  No complications.  Of course, that didn't last long when Laurelyn and Jack Henry fell in love........

You all will come to discover that I cannot stand a weak female character.  Laurelyn is AMAZING! We know that she is better with him, but she can be her own woman too (successful at that).  In BFS, Ms. Cates develops characters I would love to have as neighbors and friends.  I sooooo want to sit down for a glass (or bottle) of wine with them! You will not only <3 <3 <3 the main characters, but Jack Henry's mom is that perfect mom/mother-in-law.

I enjoyed how the problems these people encountered were ones that "normal" people deal with every single day.  How to be in a healthy relationship but also be personally fulfilled. How to find a person who wants you for YOU rather than what you have.  And, heck, I admit it -- the sex was HOT as in sizzling HOT! ;)

It seems that Ms. Cates is going to work on a third installment for those of us who just cannot get enough of the delightful McLachlan family.  I CANNOT recommend this book enough! LOVELOVELOVE it!!!  <3 ann

Saturday, June 1, 2013

My French Vanilla by D.L Kelly

This book was a breath of fresh air. From page one I pictured Julia Roberts as Suzie and from that you can deduce that this is not a story about two people in their early to mid-twenties, but instead is about two best friends in their mid-fifties that take a cooking class taught by a hot male chef in his late forties. He is Gerard Butler to me and is the perfect book boyfriend- he can cook, is considerate, gentle, comforting and of course, hot. Suzy is a divorcee with a son living abroad and a Rottweiler named Martha as her constant companion. Robert is a man with a past but nothing can keep these two apart once they come together- even Suzy's crazy ex-husband when he tries to. I loved this book and thought it was very well done. I hope to read more in the future from my friend Donna Kelly.