Friday, March 24, 2017

Three Wishes by Kristen Ashley Paperback Release & Cover Reveal

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THREE WISHES is now available in paperback for the first time! This heartwarming and epic love story from New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, returns with an amazing new cover!

And that’s not all!

THREE WISHES is being re-released in eBook form with beautiful, new formatting! So make a wish, grab your copy, and prepare to fall in love all over again!


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When Lily Jacobs was born, she inherited Fazire – a genie. Her family had three wishes and they’d only ever used one so Fazire was stuck in the human world.
This worked since he’d become a member of the family anyway.

Even with a genie, Lily's young life wasn’t perfect. To escape the kids making her miserable at school, Lily buried herself in romance novels. One day, when the teasing was just too much, she used one of her wishes. She told Fazire she wanted to find a man like in her books and she made the most complicated wish Fazire had ever heard. Her wished-for man had to be impossibly handsome, virile, fierce, rugged and ruthless (amongst a dozen other things).

He also had to think she was beautiful and he had to love her more than anything in the world.

Nathaniel McAllister wasn’t born to a life where there were such things as genies granting wishes. His life was filled with drugs, crime and neglect. He was running errands for a gangster before he was in his teens and, even though life and hard work led him to wealth and respectability, he always knew, deep down, he was dirty. When Nate met Lily he knew he was no good for her but as virile, fierce, rugged and ruthless as he was, Nate was no match for the pull of sweet, innocent Lily.

Unfortunately, Lily’s wish included that she and her hero go through trials and tribulations to test their love. And Fazire wasn’t only a good genie, he loved Lily – so he gave her exactly what she wanted.

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EXCERPT:

Nate didn’t know what he wanted but whatever it was, it certainly was not Georgia. He was saved from answering Victor when he spied a youth wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, the hood worn up even though it was a warm day. The boy was slouching down the pavement, head bowed, hands in the front pocket of the sweatshirt, his head swinging this way and that, looking for his mark.

Nate’s guard, already on alert—always on alert—went into overdrive.

Nate’s eyes narrowed as he watched the youth, and Victor started to get into the Rolls. Then, as expected, the boy darted toward his target and Nate heard a woman’s outraged cry.

“Hey!” she yelled.

He watched the boy snatch the woman’s purse, his body tensing for action.

And then his eyes moved to the woman and uncharacteristically, he froze.

“Hey! He stole my purse! Stop him! He stole my purse!” she shouted.

Nate vaguely registered she was an American tourist. Nate also absently noticed that no one moved to assist.

In that brief moment in time, Nate was too busy drinking in the vision that was her, he himself didn’t move a muscle.

She was tall, incredibly tall.

And curvy, delectably curvy.

She had the most unusual colored hair. Hair that he knew from vast experience living in a house with Laura and Danielle for years came through a supremely talented and expensive stylist’s hands.

And she had an exquisite face, flawless skin and a bearing that was extraordinary. She had been given a wide berth around her even on the crowded pavement. Not because she was screaming her head off but instead because she was majestic, radiant, elegant…

Untouchable.

In a stupor from simply looking at her, the boy with her purse charged right by Nate.

Not in a stupor, she realized no one was going to help her, gave up screaming and charged right after the boy.

At the noise, Victor turned away from the car and Nate shifted to watch in astonishment as she deftly and agilely dodged the crowd, her long legs a match for the short boy. Then Nate watched in stunned surprise as she jumped onto the thief’s back with a graceful leap.

Everyone stared in shock but no one lifted a finger except a few started to take photographs.

“Give me back my purse, you thug!” she shouted.

Wrapping her long legs around her prey, one arm around his neck, she slapped him around the head with the other hand.

The thief staggered back then he staggered with intent and slammed her against the side of the building. Her head snapped back and cracked against the stone so loudly Nate could hear it from where he stood twenty paces away.

At the sound Nate jerked out of his stupor and forged forward.

   
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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. Nothing's changed. Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.  

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Shade's Lady ~ A Reapers MC Novella by Joanna Wylde


Synopsis

Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me.
Or maybe not.

Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me.

Right from the first.



Review

Batman was stronger than Wonder Woman. Fucking stupid men.

And so we briefly return to the Reapers MC world with Shade and Mandy who deliver a funny, sexy and the longest one night stand to exist. Mandy has bad luck when it comes to men. From jail to her situation that mixes with Shade, she can't catch a break. With the help or not help of Wonder Woman, Mandy gives in to the temptation of Shade but not without her demands.

Shade has been interested with Mandy for a good while but he was biding his time and when a miscommunication occurs, he goes all in but it backfires. Shade's tenacity gives him the Alpha(ness) that serves up to his title of President of the Reapers. We get a glimpse of what he thinks as the story is told in dual pov but it leaves you wanting to know more on how he thinks.

Shade was so potent we'd probably have quintuplets or something crazy on the first try.

The chemistry with Shade and Mandy is instant and when they finally get together, you'll be rooting for them you're hoping that Mandy has finally got the best luck with men when it comes to Shade. They're more alike than what each other think and that makes their one night stand, infinite.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Deep End by Kristen Ashley


SYNOPSIS

Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are pleasure slaves committed to fulfilling a woman’s every desire. At the elite Honey club, no boundary will be left untested, and one’s darkest desires will become a sensual reality.

Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him craves the lifestyle offered by this secret, exclusive club.

When Amèlie invites Olivier to surrender, she pushes him to explore his deepest desires as a submissive. As they grow closer and find themselves falling harder than either of them anticipated, the truth about Olivier’s past could threaten the budding relationship they both long for.

REVIEW

It has been a good while since I ventured back into the BDSM book world. There are pros and cons to a story that pushes your comfort zone. When I first found out that Kristen was writing a new series in the BDSM world with alpha-subs, I was very intrigued cause we know that Kristen can make her men Alpha ALPHA. How was she going to portray her men into subs?(It wasn't what I was expecting) Will I like it?(Yes) Will I love it?(Some parts, yes) Will it set me back from continuing the series?(Hell to the no) Does it still have that KA vibe?(Yes and No)

Olivier knows what he wants since he knew what he liked. It was unconventional yet he yearned for it. He seeks what he desires through a friend that helps him get into The Honey Club. He sets his eyes to Mistress Amelie though what he doesn't know is that her eyes landed on him as well. Brute and strong, Amelie sees Olivier and wants to bend him to her will. Olivier will not make it easy though it doesn't take much for him to give in. They set off and get off each other that has you like...WOAH.

With erotica, you get sex and the sex if most definitely there. To pushing your boundaries, to making you crave something you think you wouldn't love, to exploring so much more; Amelie and Olivier come together beautifully(see what I did there). With BDSM, there are some things that you'll enjoy and some that you won't. There's a lot of different types of play that I really loved and some that I gave a pass too. It just didn't float my boat which is fine cause there were other elements that did kept me adrift. Besides the erotica part to The Deep End, there's also other stories and characters going on and as you get to them, you'll be wondering and hoping that Kristen will explore more on it and them.

The Deep End is a classic KA but with kink. Well a lot more kink. Hope you enjoy your time at The Honey Club.





Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Blog Tour and Review ~~ Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar

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Leylah Attar’s MISTS OF THE SERENGETI is here! Check out this standalone contemporary romance/women’s fiction, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!


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Once in Africa, I kissed a king...

"And just like that, in an old red barn at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered the elusive magic I had only ever glimpsed between the pages of great love stories. It fluttered around me like a newborn butterfly and settled in a corner of my heart. I held my breath, afraid to exhale for fear it would slip out, never to be found again."

When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming.

Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling.

Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti—children who are worth more dead than alive.

But even if they beat the odds, another challenge looms at the end of the line. Can they survive yet another loss—this time of a love that's bound to slip through their fingers, like the mists that dissipate in the light of the sun?

"Sometimes you come across a rainbow story—one that spans your heart. You might not be able to grasp it or hold on to it, but you can never be sorry for the color and magic it brought."

A blend of romance and women’s fiction, Mists of The Serengeti is inspired by true events and contains emotional triggers, including the death of a child. Not recommended for sensitive readers. Standalone, contemporary fiction.

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REVIEW

Sometimes you come across a rainbow story--one that spans your heart. You might not be able to grasp it or hold on to it, but you can never be sorry for the color and magic it brought. Mists of the Serengeti is a story that spans on tragedy that slowly builds to a breathtaking phenomenal journey of healing and a love that is just as magical as the setting of the story. I will just state this right away...my review will not do justice on the beauty of this story. The writing and the way the author words her words are simple and yet they pack a powerful punch. We have Rodel and Jack, who try to deal with the understanding and the why of the tragedy they both are connected to. When Rodel wants to pick up where her sister left off and somehow stay connected, she looks for help. A colorful character of the name Bahati comes in and from there they look for another source to help Rodel and he goes by the name of Jack Warden. Jack is a whirlind of violent storms who lives in his own guilt on not being able to save his precious daughter. The first meeting is not a guarantee but as some circumstances approach, Jack is more inclined on helping Rodel with her request. As they set off on their journey, neither see coming of the danger that awaits for them or of the magnetic romance that slowly blooms. Every character plays a role in bringing Rodel and Jack together and back to each other. Every character plays a significant role with the words they speak.

"He was so achingly familiar with loss that sharing it with him didn't feel foreign."

"We were both feeling guilty for it because desire has no place at grief's table, and yet, there it was, sitting between us like a shameless, univited guest."


From beginning to the last sentence at the very end, you'll feel a connection to this incredible, EPIC, story.

"You've been watching me sleep?" "I've been stargazing."

I can not stress enough on how the authors words affected me. I don't like crying. I get all red nose, red eyed blubbering mess. And with Mists of the Serengeti, I would happily get all red nose, red eyed blubbering mess. Again. Again. And again.

"I hope we all go like that, leaving something bright behind."








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Leylah Attar writes stories about love - shaken, stirred, and served with a twist.Sometimes she disappears into the black hole of the internet, but can usually be enticed out with chocolate. Leylah is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance/women’s fiction.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Blog Tour & Review ~ Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley


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From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Ashley, comes ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING, the long awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

 
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EXCERPT

Obviously, I’d decided to go out with Marcus.

He wanted to convince me we were meant to be together, he’d been kind enough to me he’d earned that shot.

But he was going to know what he was getting.

To this end, I was wearing my leopard print (or one of them). A skintight mini-dress that only went down to there. The back was scooped all the way out and the front was scooped to maximum cleavage potential (and with the maximums of my cleavage, this might be awe-inspiring to some; heck, it was my cleavage and it was still that to me).

I was going to pair this with my sky-high platform sandals with the black patent across the balls of my feet, open toes to show off the new fire-engine-red pedicure I’d given myself (along with the same in a manicure, but on my long talons, I’d added a curve of amber rhinestones all along one side of the outer edge of each ring finger). The platform and heel of the shoes were covered in leopard.


My hair was even more sky-high than my platforms. Teased to mammoth proportions at the top and sides, I’d smoothed that back and then curled the hell out of the rest of my tresses so they fell in soft, defined swirls from a high-rise at the crown all the way down my back (the bangs were blown out straight and brushing my forehead).


My makeup was how I’d do it if I was stripping, which was how I’d do it when I wasn’t stripping. My eyes weren’t smoky. They were smoke. My skin bronzed. The sides of my nose and under my cheekbones shaded. My cheeks a dewy tangerine. My lips a nude-y, super-glossed, glittering peach.


I had in bronze chandelier earrings that nearly swept my shoulders and were liberally dosed with black and amber beads. A bronze statement necklace practically covered my upper chest and I had so many dangly bracelets on, if Marcus got through the night without the noise of them tinkling driving him to murder me, he’d definitely pass an important test.


REVIEW


"Your life starts now...the one you're meant to be leading. The one you've always deserved..."


The time has come to know the how and why of the extraordinary Daisy and the enigmatic Marcus. When we encountered Daisy from the previous Rock Chick books, we knew of some of her persona. To the way she dresses, her sassiness, her fierce protectiveness of her girls and the way she spoke about her "Honey Bunch". What we didn't know was how she became that way. Life wasn't easy for Daisy and yet her the light she emitted was still bright. When life was getting good, the unthinkable happens and it dimmed that light that Daisy shone. Enter Marcus.We get why he became  notorious and just like Daisy, his life wasn't easy but he does what he does and when the time is right, he does what he does to ensure the life and safety Daisy deserves. Marcus was always there but he was there to help bring Daisy back. His patience, his smooth words, his actions endeared Daisy. Slow. Gentle. Sweet. And from there a smoldering and everlasting love blooms.

"Now, this...This is where I was always meant to be."

Also with Daisy, we also get to see her "first" woman and man in her life and that was just as beautiful as the rest of the story. We see and hear about old friends that will put a smile on your face. And the epilogue? SHEE-IT. You and I know that KA is The Queen of Epilogues and this is one of the best. It will hit you with ALL THE FEELS.


"You didn't know me." "No. But I knew I wanted to."

 
And that right there my people can be said about Kristen Ashley and her writing. Her ability to weave a story and a world of characters and keep it her way makes her one of the best. KA's words are to be read and shared with your closest friends. They're easily relatable and you always take something from them.




 
 
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A Message from Kristen:

Dear Reader,

I’m beside myself with glee that this prequel to my Rock Chick series has been unleashed! There was some time when I never thought I’d write it. When I couldn’t be in that terrible place with Daisy. But I’m oh-so glad that she called to me, demanding her story be told so she could give it to me and now I can give it to you! I loved every moment spent with Daisy and Marcus. And I hope you do too!

~Kristen Ashley


About ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING:

From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.


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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. Nothing’s changed. Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

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Cover Reveal ~ Menace by J.M. Darhower



MENACE
(Scarlet Scars Book One)
Dark Romance
J.M. Darhower

Release Date: January 16th

Scarlet Scars is a two-book series.
GRIEVOUS (Scarlet Scars Book Two) will release February 6th.
***Scarlet Scars contains dark elements that some readers may find disturbing***







***Synopsis***

Once upon a time, there was a guy who got so fed up with life that he resorted to murder and mayhem just to feel alive.

Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So fucking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious menace they call Scar. They say he's a sociopath. Maybe he's a psychopath. Whatever path he's on, people tend to stay far away from it.

Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him—a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something... or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn't quite sure.

You can bet your ass he's going to figure it out, though.

 
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J.M. Darhower is the USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal/erotic/romantic suspense novels about the baddest bad boys and the ladies who love them. Fangirl at heart, J.M. is obsessed with books, music, and all things Marvel, especially the glorious Sebastian Stan. She spends her days in a tiny town in North Carolina, churning out words and chasing down Pokémon.