Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Veiled, Do You Believe, Redeemed - L. Chapman - Reviews

Veiled by L. Chapman Review
Every girl wishes for the perfect wedding day, even Jen but her one true love Rich starts pulling away just a few weeks before their big day. Without hesitation Rich takes off to Vegas with a friend and doesn't have a second thought for his bride-to-be. I wanted to slap this boy silly and scream at him to make up his bloody mind. So when Jen meets Warren and starts to feel again, it was awesome. Talk about swoon! The sex scenes were very hot and steamy.

My stomach was in knots when Jen found the dumb nut Rich in a rather compromising position with a male friend of theirs. This is when I truly wanted to slap the boy and I was praying that Warren would come save the day. Which, he does.

I love that Megan and Mark support Jen through out the book, such amazing friendship. Through everything that Jen has gone through I was so happy to see Warren step up and take care of her, even though her mind was all over the place. I am looking forward to more in this series.

Reviewed by Amy Davies @ Eye Candy Bookstore

5 Stars

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1hvGkQS

Do You Believe by L. Chapman Review
This was such a sweet and lovely story of family, friends and Christmas.
The love and friendship is clear among Megan and Mark's crew. They love each other and look out for each other.

I liked how Mark, Connor, and Warren were with baby Lucy and Kate. They are their princesses. The relationship between Megan and Jen is an amazing true non-blood sisterhood. It's a sweet, sweet story.

Amy Davies @ Eye Candy Bookstore

5 Stars

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1rHvATt

Redeemed by L. Chapman Review
I was looking forward to reading more about Megan and Mark and wasn't disappointed. It is a true love story. Mark worships Megan's daughter Lucy even though she isn't his.

When Mark and Megan’s pasts team together to blow their world apart, it leaves Mark in the hospital after and attack. Megan has no choice but to choose her daughter over Mark. Even though I was rooting for her to explain to Mark and not break his heart in two, as a mum I understood Megan's reasons. Poor Mark, my heart ached for him.

After making her decision and landing them all in hospital, can Megan and Mark move past the horrific event?

I was happy to see Megan and Mark get their happy ending, they deserved it.

Reviewed by Amy Davies @ Eye Candy Bookstore

5 Stars

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1kmi5Vd

Life in a Rut Love Not Included - J.D. Hollyfield - Review

Life in a Rut Love Not Included by J.D. Hollyfield Revivew
It took me a good portion of the book to get into it. It kept reverting back to what her ex-boyfriend

It was pretty clear that Jack did feel sorry for Sarah but he also seemed to care for her some too. After the crappy introduction they had, (Jack was a d**k to her), I wanted to punch the guy. Especially, for speaking to Sarah that way he did and for throwing her phone into oncoming traffic. Over new renovations, their friendship slowly builds which turns into steamy sex scenes and their relationship grows.

An unwanted visitor comes back into Sarah's life and almost ruins her happiness, but after a few days apart it's clear that Sarah and Jack are meant to be.

Reviewed by Amy Davies @ Eye Candy Bookstore
and best friend did. I just wanted Sarah to move on whether it be with Jack, the hot construction guy or anyone.

4 Stars

Amazon: http://amzn.to/S2MgV3

Breaking Kate - D. Kelly - Review

Breaking Kate by D. Kelly Review
This was a definite 4.5 read for me. I devoured this book in one sitting. It is a very well thought-out

Katherine and Michael are the perfect high school sweethearts, both from wealthy families, (their fathers are business partners) they have the world at their feet. Everyone knows that they will become husband and wife and life couldn’t get any better for them. Then, an unthinkable tragedy happens and it rips them apart. Michael is devastated and breaks Katherine’s heart in two, leaving her to pick up the pieces of her life alone.

Years later, Kate is finally ready to live her life again. Kate and her best friend Jess are finishing up their college careers and Kate is finally finding some peace. Connor, Kate’s best guy friend invites her and Jess to a party so Kate can meet (and be set up with) his good friend Daniel. They hit if off immediately and have a whirlwind romance. It is the kind of romance little girls dream of, trust me, Daniel is the real deal.

Daniel and Connor’s friend Mike is a good guy that got the short end of the stick handed to him in his last relationship, they guys don’t know much about it, but they do know that his ex, Katherine, must have really done a number on him. Mike confides in Daniel that he wants to make amends with Katherine, that he believes he was wrong about her all those years ago.

When all the friends meet at the engagement party for Jake and April, all holy hell breaks loose when Daniel’s Kate is Mike’s Katherine and Daniel’s friend Mike is Kate’s Michael. Don’t worry… there is more. This is a great book with twists and turns that I didn’t even see coming.

I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment of the series. If you don’t like cliff hangers I suggest you wait till all the books are out, but will be missing out on an amazing story right now. Great job D. Kelly

Reviewed by Tonya Nichols @ Eye Candy Bookstore
story that progresses nicely. D.Kelly writes her characters with emotion and sincerity that makes them very likeable.

4.5 Stars

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1rHta7n

The Reason (Just Say Yes) - Jen Andrews - Review

The Reason (Just Say Yes) by Jen Andrews Review
This is a story of two young people that have been through hell and back. Zoey and Andy have had a

Reviewed by Tara Greseth
lifetime of hurt in their young lives. The connection is instant but there is still so much in the way. You'll cheer them on while crying at the same time. The ending will leave you in shock. Can't wait for the next chapter of Zoey and Andy's story.

5 Stars

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1udKWgu

Invicta - Piper Kay - Review

Invicta by Piper Kay Review
The first book in Piper Kay’s Invicta series, Salvation is a sweet story of how two men met and fell in love. The story starts with a description of Kade and Holten’s male revue night club, which I’m guessing is the setting for the remainder of the series. The story then turns and takes us back to when Kade and Holten first met. It is love story of two men coming to grips with who they are separately, and who they are when they finally let go and love each other. Piper Kay reels you in with the gritty and seedy male night club scene, and then takes you a beautiful journey of love and devotion in which Kade and Holten see each other as their personal salvation. The next book in the series should be a good one!

Valerie Cowick

4 Stars

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1iPgzWe

The Scars of Us ~ Nikki Narvaez ~ Review

The Scars of Us by Nikki Narvaez Review
The Scars of Us is one of the most emotional books I have read to date this year. It touches upon some very sensitive issues – childhood abuse and sexual assault. I will admit it was very difficult to read at times. I think any woman would be affected. The subject matter is scary to think about.

The main story revolves around Kaiya and Ryker.

Kaiya and Ryker met when she is taking his self defense class. They felt an attraction but because of her past Kaiya is unsure if she can move forward and live what she sees as a normal life.

“Why don’t you come home with me?” I suggested with a crooked grin as I pulled her barstool between my legs.

“I can’t,” she replied as she leaned forward, bringing her face only inches from mine.

Closing the distance, I barely grazed her lips as I asked, “Why not? We both know you want to.”

Pulling back a little, she put some distance between our mouths. “Those old demons I mentioned earlier – they haunt you forever.” Before I could respond, she continued, “You don’t want to get involved with me.”

As they begin to get closer and deal with Kaiya’s issues other things around them continue to get in the way. I enjoyed reading how together they were able to overcome everything. This book grabbed me from page one and didn’t let me go until I was finished reading. I needed to know what happed to them. It was a beautifully written story and I can’t wait to see more in the Scars series.

Reviewed by Lesley Peck

4 Stars

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1jOybRA

Michelle Mankin - Captivating Bridge - Release Promo & Giveaway


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Warren “War” Jinkins is that guy.
The bad one.
Tempest’s ex front man, an arrogant rock god.
The only thing larger than his ego is his capacity for self-destruction.
His bad attitude has cost him. His woman. His best friend. His band.
Shaina Bentley is that girl.
The good one.
Hollywood’s pink candy-coated sweetheart.
The star of Pinky Swear, television’s top rated teen show.
She’s been practically perfect since that horrible day. But she’s starting to crack under the strain of being everything to everyone.
He’s a one man island. She’s a fragile captive soul.
Is love a current too dangerous to cross or will it be the bridge that brings them together?
*Author note: Each book in the Tempest series features a different band member and can stand alone.*
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Michelle Mankin is the author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Romance with subtext.
Reimagining classic stories with sexy rock stars and thought provoking issues.
For many years she worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter. Somehow, the boredom didn't kill her but the hours and hours of looking at facts and figures provided ample time for her mind to wander.
Black Cat Records in Vancouver provides the central backdrop for all of Michelle’s current novels. Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a Brutal Strength centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry.
Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the Tempest series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back.
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Steph Nuss - Book Spotlight w/GIVEAWAY

Today we are spotlighting Steph Nuss' "Wanted by You" Book #1 in the Love in the City Series. If you have not read this book yet, now is the perfect time with "Fantasized by You" (Book #2) coming out this summer!
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Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the moment he laid eyes on her,
but she was the one girl who didn't beg for his attention.
He wanted her.
Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because love can destroy you,
but then she met Carter Jennings.
She wanted him.
Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship, neither confessed their desires.
Losing touch after college, a chance meeting reconnects them.
They want each other.
But love in the city is never quite that easy.

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Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology that she’ll never use…unless she’s profiling her characters of course.
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Cover Reveal - Relentless Hope by Ashley Cassidy

Releasing June 24, 2014

Sometimes playing by the rules and doing everything right is just not enough. A single mistake can turn your entire existence upside down, and irreversibly change the course of your life.

Aleah Lateef’s life changed after one bad judgment led to her being attacked, threatened, and abandoned by all her friends and family. Having been forced to drop out of college, with no money, no job, and no one to turn to, Aleah finds herself on the verge of homelessness and about to lose all hope. One chance encounter with an unlikely savior, however, takes her life on a journey she never imagined taking. 

Relentless Hope is book 1 in a story of losing everything and finding yourself as a result. It is a tale of the resiliency of the human heart in the face of continuous difficulties. This is the journey of a young woman’s struggles to find her way in the world and the unlikely friendships she forms along the way. It is the story of finding love in the most unlikely places and losing it all when you least expect it.




Ashley Cassidy is an avid reader with a lifelong passion for writing, who has decided to share her love of writing with the world. Though she reads all genres, her favorite books are romance novels with happy endings.

When she’s not reading or writing, Ashley can be found spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, and sipping on a cup of coffee.

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Second Chance by Annalisa Nicole Release

Adrian Wellington was beyond devastated when his wife, Shay, left him seventeen years ago without warning or explanation. She filed for divorce and left town, right when he needed her most. He’s

since opened his own thriving business and has been going through the motions of day-to-day life, but not really living. He knows there’s just something missing, or rather someone.

Shay Bradshaw ran from the love of her life with a deep, dark, unforgivable secret. She took the cowardly way out and just disappeared. She moved across the country and as far away from the Wellington family as she could get, and the only man she’s ever loved. She made a promise to herself to never be the person she was all those years ago. She took with her the secret that she thought was hers to bear alone.

When Shay is forced to move back home to care for her mother, naturally karma would choose that time for their worlds to collide once again.

Can lightning strike a second time seventeen years later and bring two destined souls back together, or will Shay’s secret destroy their second chance?

The truth, although not what is seems, will set your heart free.


It’s a mad grab of clothes and body parts as our kiss heats up. We quickly rid each other of our clothes, then I position her in the center of the bed and rub my throbbing dick on her entrance. She moans and says, “Put it in, now, I need you, please, oh God, please, just put it in.”

The way we’re going at it, it’s not going to take me long at all. I slowly rub her entrance a little more not giving her what she wants. She was a bad girl and deserves to be punished. I push up on my hand and lock my arm, hovering over her face. I look her in the eyes and give that devilish half grin that I know she can’t resist. She bites her lip and gives me her own devilish sexy little grin. She plants her foot on the mattress and bucks her hips. I let her take me on my back, to see where she wants to take this. Her long blond hair cascades down her face as she grabs my cock in her fist. I inhale sharp between my teeth. She positions herself over me and thrusts herself down on me. She’s so ready for me, and the feeling is fucking fantastic. Her hair sways in my face at every inward thrust. She grabs my jaw and digs those perfect little fingernails into my skin, and I about blow my load right then. She looks into my eyes while grinding her hips in a circular motion, in and out. She plants a hot kiss on my lips and thrusts her tongue in my mouth. God, I love this woman.

I pull away and look her in the eyes. “I love you,” I tell her as she continues relentlessly with her hips.

“I love you more,” she replies.

She moves her left leg to the other side of my hip and reverses her position so she’s facing away from me. Reverse cowgirl, fucking hell yes, I love it. I grab her hips and help her move up and down. I can feel her insides clench around my cock as she comes with a muffled scream.

I can’t hold out any longer, I tell her, “I’m coming, Doll.” She quickly gets up, turns around and sinks her pretty pink lips around my dick as I come in her mouth. Oh my God, that was fucking hot. I continue to pump inside her mouth and she takes it all while looking into my eyes. Seeing the whites of her eyes as she swallows it all sends me over the edge again, and I come a second time. Or, it could still be the first time, I don’t fucking care. I grind my teeth and take it as she swirls her tongue around my sensitive tip.

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I am an “Indie” contemporary romance author. I live in California with my husband and two teenage boys. I love being a stay at home mom. My husband and I enjoy wine tasting and camping with our kids with our four wheelers in the middle of nowhere, where you can find me with my pink Ryder BB gun!

We have a handful of pets, a dog named Lucy (who is in my books) and a guinea pig named Flufy (my son spelled her name that way) and a cat who adopted us many years ago and has never left. She is a spoiled outdoor cat with her own two story house and a heated bed.

I never liked reading as a kid. I only started reading romance novels in the past few years. My Kindle and I are inseparable now. A thought occurred to me in December of 2012 that maybe I could write a romance novel. So I went to work with the encouragement of my husband and my sister-in-law. It didn’t take long to figure out that I really enjoyed writing. 

Today I am a self published author and it has been an amazing journey. Email me at authorannalisanicole@yahoo.com
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