Saturday, April 30, 2016

Amie's Review of Parker by David Michael


 My name is Parker Hale and I single handedly brought down a Dynasty.

For me, life has been a study in bad decisions and worse results.

My party boy days landed me with one foot in the grave, 
but Rebecca Sloan pulled me back from that ledge.

She’s here for me when I need her most and all I do is disappoint.

I’m scared to lose what we have.

I need to fix this mess before it’s too late.

There are fates worse than death.

I’m gonna prove it.

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WOW DDT#2 is another hit from this author !! I enjoyed Holly and Porter in book 1 , loved meeting the other characters that are giving us their stories now and craved this book due to the cliffhanger and my desire to need to fix Parker !! I do have to say I wasn't a big fan of his family in this story - I know they are going through struggles due to Parker and his bad choices but even Holly was very bitter and mean. Anyhow - I enjoyed how it all came together , felt the connection immediately , loved the heartbreaking stories of their past and am eager to see where we go next !! A promising ending and some great laughs as always. There is that saying you can't turn a wh... into a housewife - but hey you can turn a porn star/addict into a one woman man !! LOL

Parker has himself over the edge by the end of Porter's story - we now pick up where we left off and see just how touch and go he is. This addiction is killing him and ruining the family Dynasty BUT in all honesty that may not be a bad thing as long as Parker can survive and get better !! Rebecca also has a past and no tolerance for drugs , doing Holly a HUGE favor she ends up being the one to help Parker home from his vacation. In doing so an unlikely friendship forms and Rebecca ends up providing a support system for Parker like no other he has ever had. I give props to both - they overcome major hurdles together and as much as Rebecca does to be there for Parker he also does the same for her. It was a great story - very hot and steamy and full of laughs and some tears. As I said before Parker's family were a bit rough as were Holly and Mitch BUT in the end they all came together and I was slightly surprised with the lead in for the next story !! 

I am impressed with the writing and the amount of emotion from both characters. I wasn't sure which way this story was going to go but it was very touching and I am very happy with how it made me feel.


Amie's Review of Stars by Malorie Verdant ~ RELEASE DAY BLITZ ~

by Malorie Verdant
 APRIL 30th!

He changed my life.
With a smile, a flick of his wrist and a death-defying stunt.
He was six and I was five.
And now, thirteen years later, I am hopelessly in love.
There is only a slight problem.
He doesn’t know I exist.
He’s the star quarterback.
I’m a science nerd who hides in the shadows.
I don’t need anyone to tell me that college won't change anything.
I know he’s the star of this story.
And I belong in the audience.

Parker Elliot is going to Penmore State University miles away from home. She's leaving her small town because Penmore has a fantastic science department, because she needs to begin exploring the life she wants to lead and because Grayson Waters is the starting quarterback for the Penmore Herons.

Grayson Waters at first glance lives life to the fullest, but he is dealing with more than meets the eye. A con artist father in trouble with local mobsters, an illegitimate brother living close by, the pressure of leading his team to the championship game and a desire to pursue a career outside the football field. Decisions need to be made. For Gray, slipping into the shadows with a pretty and observant brunette might be just what he needs to finally make the right ones.

This was a super sweet book about a nerdy quiet girl and a superstar neighbor. I love the childhood crush/finally get your chance style books and so this was definitely that. Maybe a little odd in the semi-stalker-ish category but there was never any harm or questionable things happening so honestly Parker is pretty normal LOL. There was a tragic heartbreaking twist I was NOT ready for and it had been so long since I read the synop that I forgot that Grayson even had any drama in his life. Anyhow - I enjoyed the story and although their love life drama seemed to pass more quickly than I assumed I was still happy with their ending and as I write this review I am still heartbroken for some that did NOT get an HEA.

Parker fell in love with her neighbor when they were kids. By chance catching a glimpse of him acting out his superhero ways lead to years and years worth of stolen glances and hiding out observing - to her credit she did once try to become his friend - but yes her behavior is quite odd. Now both away at the same college Parker is not only faced with Nate but also coming face to face with Grayson who honestly has no clue this girl lived next door to him his whole life. Should she fess up or just continue in the bliss of his attention ?? As her luck would have it not only is she thrown into the middle of Grayson's family drama she is also caught off guard during a visit home and life may cease to exist. Will Grayson and Parker go their separate ways or will they be able to fix what they started ?


Fire and the Flood - Vance Joy
Here - Alessia Cara
Star - Bryan Adams
Beyond the Blue - Beth Nielsen Chapman
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
How Deep Is Your Love- Calvin Harris & Disciples
Like a Star - Corinne Bailey Rae
The Fire - The Roots & John Legend
My Body is a Cage - Arcade Fire
Water Under the Bridge - Adele
Answer - Sarah McLachlan

I first started reading romance when I was twelve. 

My mother handed me her copy of Nora Robert’s Midnight Bayou and with resignation said, “Here you’ll love it, just skip the sex scenes or at least tell me you did.”

She knew I was young and she hoped I didn’t understand the diverse innuendos, but she also saw early on that I was a hopeless romantic and had a joy and thirst for romance novels that not even she and her protective motherly instincts could stop.

Amy's Review of False Illusions by A. Cramton ~ BLOG TOUR ~

Title: False Illusions (False #1)
Author: A. Cramton
Release Date: April 25, 2016
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Madison had it all; the wealth, the amazing condo and engaged to the boxing Heavy Weight Champion of the world.
But in reality all she had was loneliness.
Until he showed up.
Yoel’s plan was bulletproof.
Get in and get out, win the title.
He did his homework but not well enough.
He wasn’t prepared for her.
One night changes everything.
One lie blurs the lines.
When the lust and smoke clears will everything just be a false illusion
Or will it be the biggest fight of all?

“We can’t keep doing this, I’m engaged.”
“To someone who clearly isn’t taking care of your needs, he’s probably never even home.” I step close to her, my finger tracing her jaw. “He has no ideawhat he has, baby doll.” Fuck, I said too much.
She looks away and then back at me, staring at me for what feels like forever. She knows I’m right, she doesn’t know how right I am. She doesn’t know that I know all about that asshole.
“We need rules if we’re going to do this,” she finally says.
I take a breath in relief. I can’t have her ruining my plans.

False Illusions by A. Cramton
5 stars
Reviewed by Amy W.

Madison St. Cruix seems to be living every girl's dream with a huge rock on her finger and a fiancé who is the heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

At least that is what author A. Cramton uses to set the stage for the first book in the False series titled False Illusions.

From the very beginning, the reader can feel Madison's loneliness, a yearning for more. That is the emotion that permeates much of the first part of the story. What's a girl to do when she suddenly encounters someone who lavishes her with attention?

The connection between Madison and Yoel jumps off the screen. He's a take charge kind of guy who radiates hotness. Put them together and the clothes just seem to fly off. Every encounter convinces the reader that this couple deserves to be together.

If you are familiar with the term "smoke and mirrors," it is an apt description of what the author has done (and very successfully). There's a lot going on behind the scenes that completely blew my mind when revealed.

Watching Madison evolve as a character really made the storyline come to life. The author did a phenomenal job giving out crumbs of information before unveiling the big picture. I loved the unpredictability of what would happen next.

I also have to note that the hotel scenes were some of the hottest I've ever read. Maybe it's the mindset that Madison and Yoel are pursuing a forbidden romance, but they connected well. For the reader, that translates into plenty of sizzling action.

Each chapter is titled with a song that sets the tone for what is happening. Like everything else in the story, the song titles provide way to draw the reader in.

The ending is masterfully created to ensure that book two will be highly anticipated. The author had all the ingredients for one of those awful cliffhangers, but instead gave readers a reason to want to read the next installment. I'm definitely on board to see what A. Cramton can do to top False Illusions.

A. Cramton is a wife, and mother who was born, raised, and is still a resident of Sunny, San Diego, California. When A is not working a fulltime job and attending to her son and husband, she loves to indulge in a juicy romance novel. A is a hopeless romantic who is in love with love, and has a guilty pleasure for celebrity gossip. After being a part of Naughty Smutty Book Blog, and reviewing multiple love stories, A decided to pursue her own dreams of being a published author.

The Summer Games by R.S Grey ~ PRE-ORDER BLITZ ~

Title: The Summer Games: Settling the Score
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: May 2, 2016

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As an Olympic rookie, Andie Foster has spent far more time in her cleats than between the sheets. For 21 years, her Fridaynights have consisted of blocking shots rather than taking them. But now that she's landed in Rio, she's ready to see for herself if the rumors about the Olympic Village are true:
The athletes are all sex-crazed maniacs...
The committee passes out condoms like candy...
The games continue long after the medals have been handed out...
As Andie walks the line between rumor and reality, she's forced into the path of Frederick Archibald, a decorated Olympic swimmer and owner of a sexy British accent—too bad he's unavailable in a way that "it's complicated" doesn't even begin to explain.
In other words: off limits.
It doesn't matter that he has abs that could bring peace to the Middle East and a smile that makes even the Queen blush; Andie fully intends on keeping her focus on the soccer field. But the Village is small. Suffocating. Everywhere Andie goes, Freddie happens to be there—shirtless, wet from the pool, and determined to show her a whole new meaning of the phrase "international affairs".
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

Jill's Review of After We Fall by Marquita Valentine ~ REVIEW TOUR ~

Title: After We Fall (Take the Fall #3)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2016


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A tough cop with an even tougher past, Hunter Sloan has never let anyone stop him from getting what he wants—and he wants Evangeline Ambrose bad. With her gentle curves and raw vulnerability, Hunter’s beautiful, mysterious new neighbor awakens his protective side. Determined to do right by a woman who’s gone through hell and back, Hunter could be the one to take away the pain—so long as his own secrets don’t sink their relationship before it begins.

Having escaped an abusive marriage, Evangeline simply wants to start over in the small, quiet town of Forrestville. She’s also avoiding all contact with the opposite sex, because she just can’t trust her instincts when it comes to men—not even with the sinfully sexy cop next door. So why can’t she stop thinking about him? Hunter has darkness in his soul, and yet no one ever made her feel so safe. For all her best laid plans, Evangeline didn’t count on choices this hard—or temptation this hot.


Book three in the Take The Fall series has been my favorite of the series by far and while this is a beautifully written romance that MV is known for writing she also tackles the serious subject of domestic violence so obviously there are some triggers that could occur. While this book has interconnecting characters to the two previous ones it could be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone.

Evangeline Ambrose is new to the town of Forrestville having moved here after barely surviving an abusive marriage. While having physically healed the mental scars run very, very deep for her and she prefers to avoid the male gender on a whole to play it safe. The last thing Evangeline needs is her very tempting and sexy neighbor testing her resolve to avoid men and all the trouble they seem to bring her but this one seems to just get under her skin... 

Hunter Sloan is a police office and deals with domestic violence and family disputes all the time but six months ago he helped a woman who's husband beat her pretty badly and while she got out of that situation he can't seem to get her out of his head. Six months later while his new neighbor moves in he is shocked to realize it is the women he helped all those months ago but she wants nothing to do with him. Hunter doesn't give up too easily and pursues Evangeline with just enough determination to make him not seem like a creeper. Finally she succumbs to his charms and they seem happy but he is holding something back that could ruin everything and cause Evangeline to bolt...

This series is just getting better and better and I can't wait for the next installment :)


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Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Scorch by KT Fisher ~ COVER REVEAL ~

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Book: Scorch 
Series: Black Inferno #4
Author: KT Fisher
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: 15th May 2016


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When your ex is an abusive man, and nobody knows he even exists, what do you do when he starts to threaten your life? That’s the situation Crystal found herself in. She kept Troy a secret when she ran to her brother, but now he’s found where she is and isn’t prepared to let her go. He believes she belongs to him but he doesn’t know the history Crystal shares with Booker, the drummer for Black Inferno and what he will do to protect her. Booker cares for Crystal and wants to finally come clear about their relationship, but can Crystal face the hard truths and be able to finally get rid of her troublesome ex, or will he finally catch her and destroy her future for good?
Either way, she has to come clean about her harsh past to be able to save herself from Troy.

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The other books in the series have also had a complete makeover take a look here:

HEAT – Black Inferno #1

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Ignite– Black Inferno #2

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Ember– Black Inferno #3

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About The Author

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K.T Fisher is a British romance author. She was born and raised in Nottingham, surrounded by her family. Now, she has two daughters of her own and decided that she needed to live her dream to inspire her children. 

K.T Fisher mostly writes about hot, delicious men. Her books are packed with hot suspense and thrilling dangers, add her signature erotic scenes and you have a steaming romance that you have to read.

Ever since K.T Fisher released her first book, Rockstar Daddy she hasn't been able to stop and has since released many books that are loved by many.

You Can Stalk KT Fisher here:

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Hit The Spot by J. Daniels ~ COVER REVEAL ~ PRE-ORDER ~ GIVEAWAY ~

Title: Hit the Spot
Series: Dirty Deeds #2
Author: J. Daniels
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: December 6, 2016

Hit the Spot

"Love! That's the four letter word to describe how I felt about this unique, sexy story. J. Daniels' hottest book to date."---Penelope Ward, New York Times bestselling author on Four Letter Word

New York Times bestselling author J. Daniels brings us the second book in her Dirty Deeds series. Hit the Spot features Jamie and Tori's story.

This book can be read as a stand-alone.

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Author Bio

J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the upcoming Dirty Deeds series.

She would rather bake than cook, she listens to music entirely too loud, and loves writing stories her children will never read. Her husband and children are her greatest loves, with cupcakes coming in at a close second.

J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.

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