Friday, February 28, 2014

Review of Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan


Synopsis: 

When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees. 

Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love. 




Leia's Review: 


"Sometimes an understanding silence was better than a bunch of meaningless words." 

What an exceptionally beautiful story full of love, compassion and overcoming obstacles. 

This is the story or Archer Hale and Bree Prescott - two individuals who have been subject to horrid events throughout their lives. 

Bree is running. Archer is hiding. Together they learn to live. 

Honestly, I was hesitant to read this book because I knew going into it that Archer was mute. And I worried about how that would affect the story – how I would be able to connect to a character that I was so vastly different from. And now, I sit here shaking my head at myself. Scorning myself for my preconceived notions that an author like Mia Sheridan wouldn’t be able to pull off such a complex plot. 

It took about 4 minutes for me to become fully invested in this book – in these characters and their story. This book took me over with such a slow rolling intensity, I am still trying to recover from it. I don’t want to reveal too much of the plot – because – well you can’t without giving everything away and it’s so wonderful to watch it unfold as you read and I would want to take that joy away from you. 

Archer Hale isn’t your typical macho-hero-bad-boy-book-boyfriend. He is so beautifully broken. Honestly – they best way that I can think to describe him is “man-child”. I know that may sound trite, but it’s true. He is a grown man physically. He is ruggedly handsome. But he has been so unbelievably sheltered that he knows so little about social interactions and the world outside of his home. In spite of all of this, he is fiercely protective and has the biggest heart of any character I have ever read. He is an enigma – and he will go down as one of my all-time favorite book boyfriends. 

Bree is….the PERFECT heroine. She is smart, funny and kind. She is beautiful inside and out. I never once doubted her love for Archer – or anyone else that she chose to allow in her circle of friends and “family”. She is open and honest – a “play-no-games” type of girl who just wants to overcome the things that have tainted her life. She just so happens to find that peace in Archer. 

There was not a bunch of unnecessary drama and/or angst in this book. Yes, things happened. Some of them make you laugh – others make you cry – but they were legitimate experiences that added to the overall story. I loved that!

This book is hands down one of my all-time favorite stories. I loved every moment of it and the emotions it brought out in me. I laughed, cried, swooned and fell in love. A slow building solid kind of love that you feel to your bones. No doubt this book will stay with me a long time. Thank you Mia Sheridan for sharing your extraordinary talent with all of us. 


"Sometimes I think of those little pieces of fabric when life feels really messy and difficult to understand. I try to close my eyes and believe that even though I can't see the other side right then, and that the side I'm looking at is ugly and muddled, that there's a masterpiece that's being woven out of all the knots and loose strings. I try to believe that something beautiful can result from something ugly, and that there will come a time when I'll get to see what that is. You helped me see my own picture, Archer. Let me help you see yours." 

5 Emotionally Charged Stars!!

*Review* Lucky Number Four by Amanda Jason

***A USA Today Bestseller***

Pandora Ann Phillips' life is just normal-crazy.



Her mom's psychic, her dad's mom is a snob, her mom's parental units are 'too down to earth' and her best friends are newlyweds. Okay, so her best friends being newlyweds isn't really abnormal, but living with them in a cramped two-bedroom apartment definitely is. Sex, sex, sex, is totally on their brains. Actually, it's not only on their brains, but it's on the kitchen table, couch, on top of the washer...well, you get the picture.



Being a celibate (not by choice, mind you) full-time college student, and working as an almost full-time barista, Pandora can't afford to lose anymore sleep. So, she decides to seek out a new place to lay her head. Enter three 'drool worthy' male models that are looking for a fourth roommate, and they want her...and won't take no for an answer.



Romantic hilarity ensues as Pandora's life turns completely upside down, and she begins to wonder if it will ever be the same again!



My Review

Ok so you know those books that you just click because the cover is pretty? But you never know when you are gonna make the time for it because you have SO MANY OTHER BOOKS. Well that is exactly what happened here. I clicked and went about my way on my current 'on the top must read now' tbr pile. I read an emotional one and was doomed with the dreaded 'funk' so i had no clue what in the hell to read. So I was graciously strumming through my kindle closed my eyes and clicked. I landed on this book. So I threw caution to the wind and started reading. My first impression was that it was gonna be a light, fun, carefree read and that is exactly what I got. This book had perfect flow. It was light. And I laughed so damn hard at times and giggled (yes I giggled *FAIL*) many many times.

Anyhoo Pandora (I love love that name) is living with her newly wed best friends and goes in search of a roomate. She sees a sign, gets the number and calls to schedule a day to come in. She meets the woman only to find out..... Wait for it... that the woman does not live in the *too good to be true, beautiful apartment* but her roomates were going to be 3 very gorgeous models. Any girls dream come true right? Wrong. She flees the scene like a woman gone mad only to have them hunt her down and beg her to be the Lucky Number Four. She agrees and moves in. They are not stuck up or self absorbed but she has some major hot flashes for one of the men. And one has the hots for her. But does Pandora develop feelings for the same guy that is developing feelings for her??? That is the big question here. One thing I have to say that I loved is the suspense. The book is fully Pandora's pov but every now and then you get a paragraph on the guy that is falling for her and you can see what he's thinking but she never reveals which model it is until she really reveals which model it is. And I loved that. My only negative thing about this book was how Pandora was so hard on herself. She was a beautiful girl and living with models and having low self worth is one thing but at times I thought maybe she was just overly hard on herself. Overall I really enjoyed this book and it gets 4 stars from me! <3 Sav

*COVER REVEAL* Rush too Far by Abbi Glines

It’s time to fall all over again…
 
Note from Abbi: Rush Finlay won readers hearts in Fallen Too Far. However, his side of the story was never told… until now.
RUSH TOO FAR is coming May 6, 2014
If you thought Rush was hot before, you’ve not seen nothing yet.
 
Summary
Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story...
 
Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.
 
Until Blaire Wynn drives into town in her beat-up pickup truck with a pistol under her seat. The Alabama farm girl instantly captures Rush’s attention once he discovers that the angelic beauty is his new stepsister, but he vows to keep his distance. Even if she needs his help. Even if he craves her.
 
Because Rush knows why Blaire is all alone in the world, forced to ask for help from the father who abandoned her three years ago. And he knows if he gets too close it will destroy Nan, who has a secret connection to Blaire.
 
He has every reason in the world to stay away from her. Find out why he doesn’t.
 
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Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She can often be found hiding in her office pretending to write while actually watching episodes of Buffy on Netflix. If she’s not in a Vampire Slayer mood she can be found watching Friday Night Lights. But please do not tell her husband. He has no idea she isn’t always hard at work.
 
 
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Book Blitz for Crashing back down by Kristen Hope Mazzola





Title: Crashing Back Down
Author: Kristen Hope Mazzola
 Release Date: November 4, 2013 




Mags McManus has just become a war widow in her mid-twenties. Her late husband, Randy, left for the Army right after their wedding. Instead of celebrating his homecoming and living in marital bliss with her soulmate, Mags finds herself living in constant agony. Dealing with the guilt of still living without Randy, are Randy's best friends and parents.

Rising from the ashes of this tragedy, Mags starts to learn how to love and trust again, finally being able to find happiness. But sometimes things really are too good to be true and again Mags learns how cruel the world can be as she crashes back down.

**18+ for sexual situations, cursing and adult content**
A portion of all royalties from Crashing Back Down are donated by the author to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.
















Kristen Hope Mazzola is an up and coming independent author from sunny South Florida. Crashing Back Down is her debut into the literary world. Kristen is currently working on the rest of her Crashing Series, which will include a sequel, Falling Back Together, and a prequel, Walking Away. She even has a few more tricks up her sleeve, with more characters to introduce and more twists to unravel, so keep your eye on this talented young author!

When Kristen is not driving a pen into paper, she enjoys reading all different genres and fishing. “There is just something so magical about water and the calm it brings to my life,” says Kristen. Even though writing is not her only career she is pursuing, Kristen hopes to one day be a full time writer. Having a day job and a busy life, makes finding time for writing difficult, but anything worthwhile in life is difficult. Loving life, writing, and fishing basically make up her world.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Release Day blitz and Giveaway for High Stakes Loving by Fiona Archer


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Title: High-Stakes Loving (King's Bluff, Wyoming #2)
Author: Fiona Archer
Genre: Erotica / BDSM
Publisher: Siren Publishing
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Synopsis
Former SEALs Quinn and Mike have discovered in King's Bluff, Wyoming, a town that embraces ménage and BDSM lifestyles. Even better, they found a sweet woman they could love--if they could only gain the shy librarian's trust. Overhearing that she adores capture fantasy books, the two Doms know exactly how to get her attention.
Trapped between two experienced Masters, Reagan surrenders. They're commanding, determined, yet gentle, and everything she ever wanted. Even as she learns what it is to be cherished, a secret from the past emerges, threatening her reputation. She hires her lovers to investigate, expecting them to be on her side. But the damning evidence they uncover rocks their relationship. As pressure for the truth mounts, danger stalks Reagan. Someone out there believes secrets are best left buried. Long-held misconceptions and fears stand in their way, risking their futures and allowing the threat closer. The three must fight as one for their love to survive.  
Excerpt
Mike pushed the door closed with the kind of unhurried movement that reeked of confidence. He leaned back against the wood, crossing his arms over his chest. Quinn stepped forward, hat in one hand and a black gym bag in the other. She frowned and glanced up at his face. “A SEAL always keeps a bag handy. Mike and I have everything we need in here.” He dropped the bag at his feet, followed by his hat. “Everything?” She guessed he meant more than a clean shirt and deodorant. “For tonight anyway.” Quinn stalked forward, his body now so close she had to lift her chin high to meet his gaze. “Reality-check time. I’ll ask you again. Do you want this, Reagan? Because we’re not some pansy-ass Ken doll version of Doms.” He caught her wrists and drew them behind her back, holding them there with one hand. Her pussy throbbed. She tested his hold, wanting, no, needing to struggle. He tightened his grip. Firm. Inescapable. Quinn used his grip to push her up against him. “You’re caught, sweetness. And that’s just a preview of things to come. We’re gonna order you about, tie you up, eat your pussy till you’re begging us to let you come, say no because that’s the kind of bastards we are, then we’re gonna eat you up all over again.” He lifted his free hand and ran his thumb over her bottom lip. “I want to discover all the ways you light up when we bury our cocks inside that warm heaven between your legs. You’ll come when we say so and not before. Defy us and you’ll be punished. Still interested?” Dominated. Tied. Theirs. Her mouth opened but her voice refused to cooperate. Mike pushed off the door. “We need the words, Reagan.” “Y-yes.” Quinn lessened his hold until her hands fell away to her sides. Somehow, the action left her…bereft. “Strip,” Mike ordered. “Here, in the hallway?” They had to be kidding. Mike’s mouth pressed down in a harsh line. But it was his cold stare washing over her like an icy bath that made her gulp. She hurried to remove her shirt and tank top. Her fingers struggled to get a grip, as if covered in woolen mittens. Why did the guys have to stand so close? Dragging the tank top over her head, the easy-fit cotton now impersonated skin-tight spandex, hooking on her elbows until with one hard pull, she managed to lurch free. Sexy, Reagan. With her gaze lowered, she dropped the clothing at her feet. Thank God for front-closing bras. Her breasts spilled out. Don’t think about all that pale skin. Just hurry. They’re waiting. The white cotton joined the rest of her clothing. After toeing off her sneakers, she pulled her panties down with her jeans. The cool air wafted over her bare skin. She shivered. There she was, naked in front of Mike and Quinn. And yet, every part of her was alive with a slow burn that kindled from deep between her legs. She moved her gaze from Quinn’s boots to her chest. The hard points of her nipples stood like beacons, screaming her arousal. Oh, heck, her breasts. She raised her arms. “Hands by your sides, sugar.” Quinn’s deep voice cut in. Lowering her hands was like refusing to swim even as the water closed over her head. Her fingers twitched. A tightness filled her belly. Standing there, like a horse on display, seemed so wrong. Shouldn’t she argue back? “We’re going to push you, Reagan. Well beyond what you’re used to from a partner. In or out of bed.” Mike tilted his head. “Have you been with a Dom before?” “No.” Only in her dreams. This reality was so much more. Mike walked behind her. She forced herself not to swivel around. Look ahead. Chin up. A line of knuckles brushed against her butt cheek. She started. Her breasts jiggled. Mike’s chuckle singed her ears. “Easy, sub.” She dragged her gaze up to Quinn’s face. The heat of his stare made her stomach muscles quiver, as if he’d twirled a feather over her belly button. “Ever been tied up?” Mike’s hand curved over her hip. “No.” Her face heated. It seemed so foreign and carnal, talking about bondage in such a matter-of-fact way. “Spanked?” “N-no.” She coughed past the shag pile carpet coating her throat. “I haven’t done anything, besides, you know, normal stuff.” Two lovers at college and an ex-boyfriend in Sheridan. All missionary men, and she wasn’t talking bibles. This time Quinn chuckled. “We’re gonna open up a whole new world for you, sweetheart.”  
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About the Author
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I live in the sunny environs of Sydney, Australia, and share a house with my dog, Letty. Oh, and the flock of cockatoos that take over the back yard each afternoon, demanding their feed of Arnott's Milk Arrowroot Biscuits. Things get a little noisy around 3.00pm in our household.
My love of romance started back when I was twelve and my mum's stash of Mills and Boon novels proved too much of a temptation. At fifteen, I decided the life of a romance writer was for me. Some...ah...years later, I've clawed together enough gumption to make my dream a reality. When not sitting in front of the computer, I can be found in the garden or enthralled watching a murder mystery DVD. I limit myself to reading other authors' work between writing my own stories. Books are my 'shiny' distractions.
 
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Monday, February 24, 2014

Take me Home by Theresa Marguerite Hewitt Cover Reveal



Title: Take Me Home
Author: Theresa Marguerite Hewitt
Genre: Military Romance/Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 17th-ish, 2014


Can bridges be mended in the name of love, or are they better left in ashes?

Four months after a life altering decision, Ellie is trying to keep her head above water. She takes it day by day, trying not to lean too much on her friends and family. Fighting her demons from the past, is she strong enough or ready to love again?

Bobby isn't proud of the way he left Wakefield, and Ellie, behind, but he’s trying to make himself a better man. The desert and his security detail hold a lot of twists and turns for Timmons, but he never goes a day without thinking about the feisty woman who has his heart. When he makes it back to Wakefield, will there be enough left between them to mend the broken hearts?

This fourth installment in this loved military romance series brings us some bumps in the road for Chad and Rhea as well. Because, as we all know, no one in the little town of Wakefield, Virginia has it easy in love. Be ready to travel with the characters on a path filled with physical, mental and spiritual healing, along with more than a few HOT tumbles in the hay and one ending that might make your heart melt.









I grew up in a very small town and will always be a country girl at heart.



Sunday, February 23, 2014

High Stakes Loving by Fiona Archer


                                                           
                                 My Review

Holy Hell Hot Freaking Dom's!!! Reading this second book in the series I was just as captivated in this one as I was the first, even more so actually. Give this a 5 Star!!!

Reagan, our lovely heroine, is a tough gal. She has been dealt a hand that is not necessarily a winner to begin with but she makes the best of it. She allows her mind to be filled with fantasies she reads within her beloved books. She has attracted the attention of two very sexy, very protective, very dominate ex special forces, Mike and Quinn, who have made it their mission to capture her and make her theirs. Come to find out their mission and her fantasy are one in the same.

Mike and Quinn, both have their own demons to battle through but set their focus on the quiet and shy librarian, whom they find is hiding an arsenal of kinky fantasies that they are only too willing to make come true for her. Being the support system for one another for so many years, has allowed them to form a unique bond of brotherhood, which only strengths when Reagan is caught between them. Two men who are not used to failing a mission refuse to fail now, in earning the love and trust of their little reader.

Reagan being a local to Kings Bluff, grew up in the small town. Every small town has it's scandals and Kings Bluff is no exception, but soon Reagan finds herself and her family history in the middle of that scandal and a mystery that is sure to rock the town and her. Everything she believed to be true has been ripped out from under her and she has to take the biggest gamble of her life, does she fight for her town, her family and her fantasy come true or does she fold and walk away?

I was able to relate to Reagan ALOT in this story. As someone who reads the erotic romance fantasizing about the heroes in the books, wishing that they could be real, but even thinking that if they are they would never want a gal like me. Reagan struggles with the same thing; never thinking she's pretty enough, thin enough, smart enough to capture a mans attention no less hold, she has a hard time accepting that not only does she have one man, but two who find her completely fascinating. All they want to do is love her, take care of her, protect her, with out her giving up who she truly is. I have to say that I LOVED these guys. They are amazing, and even though they are major Alphas trained to do battle and are use to getting their way, even they recognize when a new plan of attack may be needed or slight surrender is called for. I cried several times in this book and it's been a while since I've had a book bring me to tears. The emotion struggle will touch your heart and the internal strength will grab hold of you throughout this story.





Fiona's Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiona-Archer-Author/106414719514509


Purchase Link For High Stakes Loving: http://www.bookstrand.com/node/866577

http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Stakes-Loving-Wyoming-Publishing-Menage-ebook/dp/B00II0Z4GE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393183872&sr=8-1&keywords=high+stakes+loving

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Check out book one in the series Chloe's Double Draw:   http://www.amazon.com/Chloes-Double-Wyoming-Publishing-Menage-ebook/dp/B00ATSUJL8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1391297121&sr=1-1&keywords=fiona+archer

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chloes-Double-Wyoming-Publishing-Menage-ebook/dp/B00ATSUJL8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393183834&sr=8-1&keywords=Chloes+double+draw

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Past Imperfect blog tour stop and review and giveaway


Title: Past Imperfect (Perfect 2) by Alison G. Bailey
Age group: NA/Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover designer:Robin Harper, Wicked by Design
Photography by Abigail Marie, NON`PA*REIL photography
Scheduled to release: February 2014
Tour organized by: WordSmith Publicity 

Links to the book:

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Book Description:
In Present Perfect, Brad Johnson was sexy, cocky, rich and a complete Smurff**ker. He could afford anything he wanted and could charm any girl he set his eyes on. Everything was laid out in front of him, all for the taking except the one thing he craved and needed. A tragic event forces him to reevaluate his life. When he tries to change, will the people in his life let him move on from his past or will they constantly hold him to the life altering mistakes he’s made?

Mabry Darnell is intelligent, ambitious, beautiful, and sassy. Secrets from her past haunt the present causing her to question her actions in order to shield her heart and protect her life.

From the moment Brad and Mabry met, their connection was strong, intense, and electrifying. Both knew they had found the one person who could satisfy what the other ached for. When their pasts collide with their present, will it prevent them from having a future together or will love be strong enough to conquer their demons?



Alison was born and raised in Charleston, SC. As a child she would create (write) additional scenes to TV shows and movies that she watched. She attended Winthrop University and graduated with a major in Theater. While at school she began writing one act plays which she later produced. Throughout the years she continued writing and producing several one act plays, but then life got in the way and she hung up her pen for a while. At the end of 2012 a very talented author friend convinced Alison to go back to writing and see what happens. So she did and fell back in love with it. Present Perfect will be Alison's first self-published book. A few personal facts, Alison loves anything sweet, especially frosting, and is addicted to Diet Pepsi. Alison's philosophy: Don't let your obstacles define you. At times life can get pretty overwhelming, but with a great support system and a lot of humor you can get through them. If you have humor in your life your spirit stays strong and you can tackle anything.



Eryckas review 
Bradley, Bradley, Bradley…you have fully redeemed yourself!! At least in my eyes you have. I truly despised you in Present Perfect but now, now I just simply love you! Did you hear that, I. SIMPLY. LOVE. YOU! 

Past Imperfect is the story of Brad from Present Perfect and his love interest Mabry. My heart bled for her from the very beginning. The unjusts and tragedies she experiences at such a young age would be too much for anyone to deal with, let alone a little girl. Her coping method made me cringe. And at times, made me want to crawl into my ereader and shake some sense into her! The thought of adding to the pain she was already experiencing to cancel it out was just baffling to me. Why would anyone cope that way? I suppose the question could be asked for the way many people (myself included) cope with hurt, disappointment, and unbearable pain. 

Through this journey of Brad and Mabry, we are shown resilience, persistence, passion, love, and true vulnerability. Not only are these qualities that can make a relationship strong, they are qualities that make a good book. The push and pull, the ups and downs, and the sacrifices between these two characters are what kept the pages turning. I struggled with wanting to know how it ended and not wanting it to end.

I HIGHLY, STRONGLY, recommend Past Imperfect!! It is a must read!! 

5 heart rating


Leia's review

Wamfu, baby!
Where do I even start? 

Let's start with the obvious...It is no secret that I was NOT a Brad fan in Present Perfect. In fact, I aptly named him Sir Le Douche, because - well, he was a douche. Of epic proportions. I was hesitant to read Past Imperfect because of my feelings for Brad. I seriously thought that there was no way that he could redeem himself from the heartless stunts he pulled in Present Perfect. 

Alison Bailey takes us on such a unique journey with Brad and Mabry. Though this book starts in the present (and by present I mean a few years after Present Perfect), it flawlessly flows from past to present giving us a full picture. It not only adds unbelievable depth to both Brad and Mabry, but it allows us to watch their relationship grow into something so powerful you feel it in every fiber of your being. 

Throughout the book, Brad struggles with the kind of person he was, and the man he wants to become. There are things in his past that he can't accept. Contrary to what I believed in Present Perfect, Brad is deep. He is flawed, yes. But there is a vulnerability in his flaws. He knows he screwed up. He knows that he was Sir Le Douche and he doesn't want to be that person anymore. 

Brad and Mabry have a interesting relationship. The relationship started out as purely physical because Mabry can't accept anything more. 

You see, though Brad had a rough upbringing - it was nothing compared to Mabry's. And Mabry can't afford to let anyone in. No one is allowed close to her, because if they get close enough - they will discover her secret. And she can't let that happen. But Brad happens - and something purely physical turns into so much more. 

"One day I gave in and kissed him. Since then it's been a constant struggle to keep him at arm's length because I crave him and I'm scared to death I'm starting to need him. But I can't have him." 

Though Mabry continues to pull away from him time and again, Brad is relentless in his pursuit of her. He isn't going to give up the one good hand that fate has dealt him. 

"Mabry, I know I agreed to keep this thing between us casual, but things have changed. I won't apologize for that. You're in my heart and soul now. I know you are scared, so am I. but we can do this together. We're not alone anymore. We have each other. I don't know what the future holds. All I know is that I need you in mine." 

But what happens when both of their pasts catch up with them in ways neither of them either expected? When you both come from dark pasts, is there a way to find light at the end of the tunnel? If your past is so imperfect, how can anything turn out right? 

"I'm sorry Mabry. If I had know you were going to be in my future, I would have been a better man in my past." 

This book is intense. It isn't a light fluffy read. It deals with issues that aren't constantly brought to light. It socks you straight in the gut. Though there are times that I found myself laughing hysterically at Brad and Mabry, there were also intense moments that were so gripping I found it hard to breathe. 

Overall, this is an absolutely beautiful story. It's a story of how the love of another can heal the deepest wounds. It's a story of loving yourself. It's a story of growing from a very imperfect past and learning forgiveness.

5 PERFECT STARS


                                                                                                 Suz's Review
      ~ I wish I was able to give MORE than FIVE stars... This book was so so good ~


It's been a week and a half since I finished this.... I needed that much time to fully process the AWESOMENESS of it.

WOW, just WOW.... I was speechless after I finished this book. When I first met Brad in Present Perfect, he was, well let's face it, he was a JERK! The way he used Amanda to win his bet was downright cruel... But even with that, I still liked him. I think I saw in him the fact that he was just putting on a show. You could tell that he truly did care about her, but that something was holding him back. Well, we got the full picture of the story in Past Imperfect.

In this book, we get the backgrounds of our misunderstood Brad and a new character Mabry Darnell. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever guess that I would fall as hard for Brad as I did in this book. After all, in PP, I was TEAM NOAH all the way.... Well, Miss Bailey totally blew me away with the fact that I ended up being head over heals in LOVE with Brad.

This book takes place a few years after PP, and you can tell right away that we are dealing with a more mature Brad. He now has a new 'friend' in Mabry. I have to say that I instantly bonded with her character. I needed to know more about her character, but little did I know how dark her character would be.

You see, Alison has this BRILLIANT way of writing about topics that other authors don't. And just like in PP, she takes you on an emotional roller coaster.

The pasts of Brad and Mabry have helped to shape the people that they are today, but they have also held them back from being what they could be.

I LOVED the dual POV's and the way that the chapters went from Present to Past to give you the WHOLE story. It shows you how the two of them get to where they are, and allows you to see things as they develop.

The twist in this story BLEW me away, and was nothing that I expected.

I HIGHLY recommend this book, but only after you've read the AMAZING Present Prefect first... There are certain parts of this book that will not make sense to you, if you have not read PP






Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Yes, Master by Margaret Mcheyzer release day blitz


image photo 4 (1) imageMy uncle abused me. I was 10 years old when it started. At 13 he told me I was no longer wanted because I had started to develop. At 16 I was ready to kill him. Today, I’m broken. Today, I only breathe to survive. My name’s Sergeant Major Ryan Jenkins and today, I’m ready to tell you my story. “Master would flog me if I did, she won’t be happy when I tell her what happened here.” “Master?” “Stella.” Oh, Master. photo 3 (7) image I do as I’m asked and close my eyes as I anticipate her heavenly touch. She brings her hands up to start washing my torso and I let a huge expulsion of air out of my lungs, I didn’t even realize I was holding it in. I concentrate on her hands as they slowly rub circular motions all over my body. When she gets to my thighs, my chest rumbles and lets out a low deep moan. The way her hands are caressing and grazing over my body with the lightest of touches is sending my own feelings of lust into overdrive. “Hmmm,” I moan again as her fingertips brush against my cock. “I know, babe,” Stella says as she captures my mouth in hers. She nips on my top lip but her tongue doesn’t come out to greet mine. This kiss is different to all the others she’s given me. This one simple act conveys volumes without saying a single fucking word. Stella and I both feel the same thing. I know that I’m more than just her submissive and she’s more than just my Domme. “You found me when I was lost,” I murmur against her lips. “Together, we’ll find your way.” photo 1 (11)
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image I don't do 'normal'. I've found that the more I write, the more I like being different to other authors. I write in first person, and I love to challenge a reader. I take the normal and switch it around. For me, I really enjoy getting a reaction from a reader. So if I can evoke an emotion (regardless of if it's the emotion the reader wants) then I figure that I've done my job as an author I want to be. I really quite revel in taking people out of their comfort zones and pushing them to read something different. My genre of writing is, well quite frankly, where ever my mind goes. I won't label myself because I don't like sticking to one genre. My goal with writing is just to take people away from whatever is going on in their lives, even if it's only for a split second. I'm a go with the flow sort of person and don't really take a course of action to get where I am going. I live in the moment and don't usually worry about tomorrow because whatever life is due to bring me, I'll be happy to accept. I love my family and friends and will help anyway I can if someone needs it. I really don't like people that are nasty just because they can be, I don't believe that's necessary, I mean life's hard enough as it is! I hope you enjoy my books, I've had a hoot writing them. There's more to come..... Til next time. M xx
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