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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Do Not Disturb by Alessandra Torre - Release Day Giveaway & Review


This psychological thriller was seriously dark and intense.  I acquired a severe case of “Kindle finger burn” from flipping virtual pages at top speed.  I couldn’t read this book fast enough.  Check out my review of Do Not Disturb and enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card and signed paperback below.



Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.

My rules:

1. Don't leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don't kill anyone.

The rules were simple and I broke them.
Now I must face the consequences.
Everyone else must face me. 

*This can be read as a standalone, but is best read after The Girl in 6E.

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About the author

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written nine novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers. Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E. From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.

Review of Do Not Disturb 
Do Not Disturb (Deanna Madden, #2)Do Not Disturb by A.R. Torre
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Rating: 5 stars
Spoiler-free review
Title: Do Not Disturb
Author:  Alessandra Torre
Release Date: April 21 , 2015
Cliffhanger: No

Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.

1. Don't leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don't kill anyone.

The rules were simple and I broke them.
Now I must face the consequences.
Everyone else must face me.

“I am, quite possibly, the most popular recluse ever. Not many shut-ins have a 200-member fan club, a bank account in the seven-figure range, and hundreds of men lining up to pay for undivided attention.” – The Girl in 6E

I felt like I was a fly on the wall, watching this explosive thriller unravel. Deanna’s feral need to kill again takes her beyond her apartment doors.  Her web cam business is growing along with her appetite for Jeremy, her UPS delivery man. Deanna has a long list of clients waiting for her to fulfill their dirty desires. She refuses to service Marcus, who doesn’t take rejection well.  He decides to hunt her down and teach her a lesson. What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? Karma is a bitch and her name is Deanna.

This psychological thriller was seriously dark and intense.  I acquired a severe case of “Kindle finger burn” from flipping virtual pages at top speed.  I couldn’t read this book fast enough. Do Not Disturb is disturbing tale of sex, murder, mayhem and love.  Yes…this is also a twisted love story!  Although this book can be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading The Girl in 6E prior to reading this book.   Get it now.  

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Monday, April 20, 2015

New from CD Reiss - Shuttergirl

I just added this new celebrity romance novel to my reading list.  
Check out Shuttergirl by CD Reiss



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Release Date: May 20th

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Author Note:  If you know me, you know my Submission and Corruption books. This is different. This is about love and loss, ambition and talent, and our commitments to ourselves and each other. I don't close the door on the expression of love, but this is not the usual dirty pleasure.


Blurb

I am not hurt.

I don’t need a second chance with him, or a life I thought I had.

While he was out forgetting me to become a movie star, I was building a career out of nothing. A career as a paparazzi, but a career. For a foster kid who bounced around every home in Los Angeles, that wasn’t easy. 

This camera is all I have.

He’s nothing to me. Every time I take his picture and sell it, I remind myself that I did it all without him or his approval, his cinnamon smell or his clear green eyes. He lights up the screen like a celestial body, but he’s nothing but a paycheck to me. 

He can throw my camera off a balcony, and nothing has to change. We can stay king and queen of the same city, and different worlds.

Except this is Hollywood, and here, anything can happen.





About the Author

CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

SPOILER FREE – FIRST LOOK AT AMBER TO ASHES BY Gail McHugh



Amber to Ashes is one of my top picks for 2015. This is a Kindle Crack Book Reviews MRMR (Must Read Must Recommend) 5 stars. June 9th release.



SPOILER FREE – FIRST LOOK AT AMBER TO ASHES BY Gail McHugh. I just finished Amber to Ashes and need to tell you about this book. If it isn’t on your reading list, it needs to be. Gail mentions in her acknowledgments that “Considering Amber to Ashes is 90 percent true-life pieces of myself, made up of fragments of my past and present (the other 10 percent thrown in to make you wonder what it is I’ve really gone through) it was a doozy to write.” This story, Gail’s story, packed an emotional wallop and was unputdownable. Amber to Ashes knocked me on my book loving ass and shook me to my core. This book has consumed my life for a few days, and I can’t get this story and its characters out of my head. Amber to Ashes is different than Gail’s other books, but unequivocally addicting and memorable. Her writing is stunning, hot and haunting. Did I mention that my Kindle was reduced to ashes? 

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Full review to follow closer to the release.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Only Trick by Jewel E. Ann - Review & Giveaway



Meet Trick Roth in this roller coaster ride 
of angst, suspense, and scorching hot HEAT!

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Blurb
“Don’t Look Back in Anger” 
In one night, I lost five years of my life. Here’s what I know … 
I was homeless. 
I’m a recovering drug addict. 
My inked skin crawls from lustful eyes. 
I have a serious aversion to women. 
My gay partner is a home wrecker. 
I own a gun and I’m a damn good shot. 
I’m a makeup artist, but it’s an insult to my talent. 
I’ve never wanted to possess anything except my Ducati … until I met Darby. 
Now here’s what I know since that day in the ER when she pieced me back together … nothing—but a few random thoughts. 
My new “friend” is distracting, clingy, and obsessed with acronyms, emojis, and phrases like “breakfast soul mates.” 
I didn’t want to like her, but she crawled under my skin and swallowed me whole. Now we’re best friends and she’s my new addiction. I'd drink her from a shot glass, snort her up my nose, or inject her into my veins if I could. What I won’t do … is ever tell her that. 
She doesn’t know me … I don’t know me. When those missing years come back, I think she will hate me … I think I will hate me. 

My parents named me Patrick Roth, and this is my story.



Review of Only Trick
Only TrickOnly Trick by Jewel E. Ann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Rating: 4 - 4.5 stars
Spoiler-free review
Title: Only Trick
Author: Jewel E. Ann
Release Date: April 13, 2015
Cliffhanger: No

“Don’t Look Back in Anger”
In one night, I lost five years of my life. Here’s what I know …
I was homeless.
I’m a recovering drug addict.
My inked skin crawls from lustful eyes.
I have a serious aversion to women.
My gay partner is a home wrecker.
I own a gun and I’m a damn good shot.
I’m a makeup artist, but it’s an insult to my talent.
I’ve never wanted to possess anything except my Ducati … until I met Darby.
Now here’s what I know since that day in the ER when she pieced me back together … nothing—but a few random thoughts.
My new “friend” is distracting, clingy, and obsessed with acronyms, emojis, and phrases like “breakfast soul mates.”
I didn’t want to like her, but she crawled under my skin and swallowed me whole. Now we’re best friends and she’s my new addiction. I'd drink her from a shot glass, snort her up my nose, or inject her into my veins if I could. What I won’t do … is ever tell her that.
She doesn’t know me … I don’t know me. When those missing years come back, I think she will hate me … I think I will hate me.
My parents named me Patrick Roth, and this is my story.
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What happens to Darby when she meets a hot gay makeup artist who doesn’t like women?  She falls for him of course.  Who is the real Patrick “Trick” Roth? Don’t ask Trick…because he isn’t entirely sure who he really is.  He is sure of one thing…he likes his new best friend, Darby. Trick has a tricky past and things start to heat up for this unlikely couple. Will they share more than makeup tips and eyeliner?  Will Darby like the “real” Trick when she finds out who he really is?  You are going to have to read this one and find out!

Only Trick was a sexy, sweet and fun read.  This was my first Jewel E. Ann book and not my last.

This review appears on www.kindlecrack.net, www.facebook.com/kindlecrack ,  Goodreads, Amazon, Google+ and Twitter. A review copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Excerpt:
“He’s a makeup artist Gemmie recommended. But he has not, nor ever will be ‘throwing his hat into the ring.’”
“Married?” She grins as if the thought of me being someone’s mistress pleases her. It’s possible all my living relatives are a bit twisted.
I shake my head and smirk. “No, Nana, he’s not married. He’s … gay.”
She throws her head back and slaps her hand against her chest in a fit of laughter. “Oh my goodness!”
“Why is his sexual preference so hysterical?”
“Oh dear…” she wipes the corners of her eyes “…it’s just you have the worst luck in love. When did you find out?”
I reach over and grab a tissue from the sofa table and hand it to her, rolling my eyes. Then I proceed to tell her everything, not leaving out one single detail—including my magnetic attraction to him that shouldn’t be sexual but is.
“Well, dear, you’ve hit the jackpot.”
“What? How have you come to that conclusion from everything I’ve told you?”
“A guy friend who’s gay? I hear they’re every girl’s dream. Except, from the sounds of things, Trick needs to gay up a little more and stop confusing unsuspecting women.”
“Gay up? Who are you?”
She snaps her wrist at me. “I read the tabloids you know.”
“Yeah? Well then you should know that gay doesn’t have a look.”
“That’s the problem. You used to be able to tell by the ear piercing—right for gay left for straight. Or is it the other way around? Anyway, these days everything gets pierced and so it becomes terribly confusing.”
Nana provides nonstop entertainment, and every time I come by to see her I chastise myself for not doing it more often.
“We’re friends, period. And maybe you’re right. If he would ‘gay up’ a little more I might feel the jackpot effect.”
“Yes, shopping, hair, makeup, and chick flicks without competing hormones or competing for the same men.”
“Or wishing he weren’t gay,” I whisper to myself.
She tilts her head to the side, giving me a soft, sympathetic smile. “Or that too, dear.”


About the Author:
Jewel E Ann

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.
With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business. 

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing. 

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.
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Third Debt (Indebted #4) by Pepper Winters is LIVE- Sneak Peek Excerpt!


 Third Debt by Pepper Winters is here!

Release Date: April 16, 2015


I’D GIVEN MY heart to my enemy.
I’d fallen.
Fallen.
Fallen.
Hard.
There was no bottom to my affection. No limit to what I would do to protect it.
Jethro was mine and it was up to me….
…up to me to end this.
I was no longer trying to save myself.
I was trying to save him.
From his nightmares.
From himself.
From them. 


Jethro & Nila Return on April 16th! 
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Blurb
“She healed me. She broke me. I set her free. But we are in this together. We will end this together. The rules of this ancient game can’t be broken.” 

Nila Weaver no longer recognises herself. She’s left her lover, her courage, and her promise. Two debts down. Too many to go. 

Jethro Hawk no longer recognises himself. He’s embraced what he always ran from, and now faces punishment far greater than he feared. 

It’s almost time. It’s demanding to be paid. 

The Third Debt will be the ultimate test... 

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About the Author:

Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex. 
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. 

Her Dark Erotica books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

Her Grey Romance books include:
Destroyed

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Taken by Charlotte Stein - $25.00 Gift Card Giveaway & Excerpt

I haven't read this one yet...but I heard it's dark/funny.  Check out Taken by Charlotte Stein.  Don't forget to enter Charlotte's giveaway below!


Synopsis:
It was just a prank I didn't want to be a part of. I never meant to hurt anyone, least of all Johann Weir. You wouldn't know that he sells literature for a living. He has these wild eyes—eyes that light something up in me—and he must be twice as big as I am, with strong, warm hands. Hands I try not to imagine everywhere.

He scares me. And thrills me.

But now the deed is done, and I have to face the consequences. He says he just wants to hold me here until the police come, but it's been hours and I'm still here.

Chained to a pipe in his back room like a prisoner.

The only person I have to talk to is Johann, and I tell him dark, shameful secrets—secrets that involve the metal around my wrist and him standing over me. But I can't stop. I need him to know everything. I need him.

Johann has his own secrets—ones he wants to tell me too. And more than anything, I want to listen. And maybe, before he sends me away, he'll punish me.

Just a little.

Just enough.

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Excerpt:
“What are you doing?” I hiss, because seriously this was not what we discussed. She just said she was going to come in here and do a bit of mischief, not burn the goddamn place down. I thought she meant creasing the corner on page seven of War and Peace, and to be honest even that was too far for me. The books in here are absolutely gorgeous. The owner might be a maniac. It all seemed like the very worst thing in the world.

And then she starts in on actual arson.

Oh god, she plans to commit arson.

“I told you: teaching him a lesson,” she says, and I can see it in her hand.

A can of lighter fluid, that she’s getting ready to spray.

“This is not a lesson Marnie. This is suicide.”

“No way you think that pompous jackass is going to do anything? He’s not going to do anything, and besides we can be out the door before he even knows.”

“The door is past where he is right now.”

“Yeah but I bet he’s super slow.”

“I don’t think he’s slow Marnie,” I say, but even I have no real idea how right I am about that. I picture him lumbering after us as we dash down the street. I think of him sort of catching me as I round the shoe place on the corner. I do not expect him to be so quick that he comes up on us before we even know he has moved. That is not just fast. That is pretty much super human and insanely stealthy. For a second I think something mad like did he take off his shoes to do it?

And then all my thoughts are cut off at the knees.

They have to be, because oh my god he just grabbed me. I swear to god he grabs me. His enormous arms go right around my middle, and not in a simple and straightforward restraining sort of way. He actually lifts me clean off the ground. I see both of my feet kick up in an arc, those cute purple Converse suddenly so small and silly seeming. I should have chosen something more adult, I know, and now I am going to be murdered while wearing them. "-- Charlotte Stein, Taken

About the Author:
Charlotte Stein is the acclaimed author of over thirty short stories, novellas and novels, including the recently DABWAHA nominated Run To You. When not writing deeply emotional and intensely sexy books, she can be found eating jelly turtles, watching terrible sitcoms and occasionally lusting after hunks. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and their now totally real and completely nightmarish dog.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The 27 Club by Kim Karr is on sale for ONLY $3.79


The 27 Club by Kim Karr is on sale for ONLY $3.79!    Read my review here.

NO CLIFFHANGER ENDING.  THIS IS A STANDALONE ROMANCE.




Grab your copy at the following retailers: 

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Book Summary

From the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Connections series comes an exciting and passionate new romance....

Janis Joplin. Kurt Cobain. Amy Winehouse. Zachary Flowers. I always knew my brilliant brother would one day be listed among the great artistic minds of our time. I just didn't know he would join the list of exceptional talents who left us too young, too soon. 

I was always the calm one, the perfect foil to his freewheeling wild spirit. But since his death shortly after his 27th birthday, I'd found myself adrift and directionless.

I knew it was time to face my destiny, and I was ready to yield. But then I met Nate, Zachary's best friend. Only he could help me put the pieces together, fill in the blanks that Zachary left behind. I needed him to answer my questions--and I wanted him for more. He awakened in me a sensuality that had never been explored, never satisfied. Nate's presence controlled me, his touch seared me, and it was up to me to convince him that he was brought into my life for a reason....

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