Thursday, March 31, 2016

Review: Unseen Messages

Unseen Messages Unseen Messages by Pepper Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

** I accepted this ARC directly from the author in exchange for an honest review **

"I should've listened, should've paid attention. The messages were all there. Warning me. But I didn't see and I paid the price..."

Wow. Just...just wow!
The most emotional and gripping book I've read to date! Pepper Winter's STUNNING and poetically beautiful novel, Unseen Messages, is a must-read! I'll be feeling this book for weeks. I'm certain of it.

This was the first book I have read of Pepper Winter's work and I had heard so much about her I couldn't wait to dig in. I accepted it sight (blurb) unseen and followed the journey of the story blissfully blind. There is something amazing about taking that journey without knowing a thing in advance!

The style in which this book is written is absolutely beautiful. The way the heroine's foreboding messages are laid out in the beginning, her lyrics at the head of her chapter's point of view... poetic. The same is true for Galloway and his inner narrative. All of these beloved characters have very distinct personalities, expressions, nuances, attitudes. Each are so easily visualized. Each are clearly known. I feel like I truly knew these characters. Their joys were my joys. Their losses, my losses.

I have to disclose that I am not an emotional reader. I feel what I read, but to make me break? To make me lose my sh!t? It takes a very rare book to pull that from me. This was one of those gems. I'll have those feels for days if not weeks.

The trauma and terror that the characters endure is so vividly written and experienced that it takes you right into the chaos. You can hear it, smell it, and feel it. It leaves you breathless. You experience their trials and struggles, their inner turmoils and emotions. The love they have for one another. Their evolution and adaptation. The minute details of the struggle to survive.

I'm still so raw from reading this inspirational story that I will leave without spoilers of any kind but with the simplicity of the words that came to mind and noted as I read.

Vivid - Thoughtful - Protective - Desperation - Stunning - Captivating - Loving - Heartbreaking - Inspirational - Shocking - Joyful - Outrage - Relief - RAW - Solace.... I could go on.
I will be recommending this to everyone I know that enjoys reading! It is not a dark romance. Not erotica. It is a beautiful story of love and survival against the odds.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

***Re-Release Blitz!*** LUKE A Redemption Romance by Anna Scott


Title: Luke
Author: Anna Scott
Series: A Redemption Romance - Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Re-Release Blitz: March 29-April 3rd


Luke realizes through tragedy, that life is too short to stay away from the woman he's loved for years. Aurora has been hurt, she's been abandoned by everyone she's ever loved. How can she give in to her love for Luke now? Can she risk her heart and the friendship they've shared for so many years? Is their love strong enough to pull them through the pain of loss and see them through the other side?


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Praise for Luke:
"One thing I know to be true of Anna Scott is she can write a very hot love scene and although this book is one of her romance novels the passion shared between Luke and Rory does not lack. So if you are looking for a book that has romance, humor and still a healthy dose of hotness this book will hit the mark." ~ The Book Boyfriend Addict
"I just absolutely LOVED reading this story, can't wait for the next one I believe its Jake's" ~ Jeanette's Book Reviews
"...I loved every minute of it. Luke and Aurora were endearing, so freakin' hot, and fun. I fell in love with all of Luke's friends and cannot wait to read their stories..." ~ Rochelle's Reviews
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Anna Scott

Anna is an author of romance novels and erotic short stories. Romance is her true love, but sometimes, a little fun and dirty has to come out.

Anna’s romance novels feature strong women, bossy alpha males and the struggles that kind of connection causes. Each story focuses on the road the couple travels to get to their happily ever after, often drudging up past hurts, pitfalls and crazy people. Just as with every person, each relationship is unique and the journey is full of surprises.

The erotic books Anna writes are of course, sexual in nature, but swirl around an underlying theme of love, challenge, imminent heartbreak and always end with at least the possibility of a Happily Ever After.

In her youth, Anna would frequently stay up into the early hours of the morning, typing on an old typewriter. Horrific stories of blood, murder and suicide plagued her young mind until they had to be released onto the page. Her love of writing began at this early age, but over the years, her work has moved from the twisted and morbid to the amorous.

Anna attended college in Northern California, after growing up in the Midwest. She worked as an executive in the finance industry, until eventually abandoning the suits for a cup of coffee and her laptop.

Today, Anna can be found in her comfortable, red armchair, coffee in hand, staring out at the surrounding fields, dreaming up new and pleasurable stories. Her love of reading, nature and history has her mind in a constant whirl, conjuring up new ideas.

She shares her life with an alpha male of her own, a family and many animals. Anna is known to stop everything at the drop of a hat to rescue an animal. Often driving long distances, she will gather, protect and love them back to enjoying a wonderful life.

Anna began to publish her books, thanks to the encouragement of a dear friend. Her friend is always a support, encouraging Anna at every turn, and helping to focus her when the many facets of writing get to be too much.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Review: In The Dark

In The Dark In The Dark by Lila Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

**I received this ARC through GoodReads Giveaways**

I absolutely LOVED this paranormal romance. This genre is what kicked off my loved of reading years ago and I still love it. This was the first book I have read of Lila's and I am excited to read more of her works. I am definitely a fan! As of now this book is a standalone and I would've loved to read on to another book from this world! Her writing provides well fleshed out characters that are so easy to visualize. You are able to get a real and sense their personalities and facial expressions and body language. I loved Leila's sharp tongue and wit as well as her strength and tenacity. There was enough mystery involving a couple of the characters to keep your attention piqued. At times through the plot twists you weren't sure who could be trusted or what certain outcomes might be. I enjoyed that the story was not predictable and didn't give you hints that had you figuring things out before they happened. I truly did not want to put the book down! I look forward to reading more of Lila Rose's work and fingers crossed that she expands on this world and takes us on another journey with these characters! <3

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Review: Bound by Steel

Bound by Steel Bound by Steel by Connie Lafortune
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I received this ARC through BTE Promotions in exchange for an honest review*
Bound By Steel was an attention-holding edgy romance with all the twists and turns you could imagine. There was an obvious yet mysterious connection between the hero (Ryker) and heroine (Lyra) and a lot of heat. The intimate scenes were well written as well. I really enjoyed the journey of the story and the idea behind the complexity of how several main players in the story interconnected to create such havoc. That being said, there were a few things that didn't do it for me.
I had a hard time connecting with the main characters. It rarely happens but there it is. In the beginning, I was seeing Ryker as a broken, yet hardened alpha male...until his inner thoughts did not match up. The little sayings and goofy quips (in the narrative) had me confused about who his character was meant to be because it wasn't fitting to me. I can appreciate that maybe he was once silly and carefree like that but the book didn't flow that way to me. There were many other sayings that had me making faces... Why would someone (Kennedy) as a grown woman say, "H-E-Double hockey sticks" at all, let alone when she finds out her best friend is someone else entirely? :/
Lyra's emotions were on level 10 through the whole book. Overly angry/violent because she had a bad/inconvenient day is one example, and full on bawling every time she cried. It was like a song that had no highs and lows. There is a lot of power in a trembly lip and tear-welled eyes.
I found myself rereading a page here and there because some parts were confusing, laying out exactly what had happened in the chaos of all the different people that had crossed and wronged each other. There was a short section where we got Kennedy's POV that, to me, was completely irrelevant because none of the info we learned from it was pertinent to the story. Her character played too minor of a part for us to require her POV.

The things that I didn't like are not meant to downplay the story as a whole. I still enjoyed the read and was glad to read it. As an honest review I want to lay it all out there and so it is.

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Highly Anticipated New Release THIS IS LOVE, BABY by K Webster Available NOW! (War & Peace, Book 2)

ThisIsLove_BlitzThis is Love, Baby by K. Webster War & Peace #2 Publication Date: March 29, 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance TILB FRONT ONLY

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THIS IS BOOK TWO IN SERIES. PLEASE READ THIS IS WAR, BABY FIRST. My War was over and I had lost. My captor reminded me I was nothing more than his pawn. His strategy never changed…it was always me. But what he didn’t know was that LOVE always wins. In my War, I’d found not only peace but LOVE as well. I’d been through a battlefield with my War and LOVE was what brought us to the other side. Our LOVE was beautiful and pure. Undying. My captor thinks he has won this war. That I will LOVE him. What he doesn’t know is this time, I’m the one with a strategy. I’m always thinking several moves ahead of him, my War taught me that. I will outsmart him and find peace again. This is a war I will win. My LOVE will conquer all. Warning: This is Love, Baby is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence which could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. Terrible, terrible things happen to our poor heroine, so you’ve been properly warned. This story is NOT for everyone. This is War Baby FRONT ONLY

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My life had a plan. Until he invaded it and stole it all away. My captor took me and I became a pawn. His strategy changed and he sent me away to WAR, because money is everything in this world. In my WAR, though, I found peace. I couldn’t help but find love where I least expected it, with a man who lived a battle every day of his life …all inside his head. But then my captor came back for me. Yet, this time, battle lines had been drawn and I was protected. So we thought. Even though my WAR was raging, my captor would fight to the death. The good guys always win, right? Not always. All’s fair in love and WAR, right? Not this time.

K Webster

K Webster2 K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! Website: Newsletter:

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NEW RELEASE!! USA Today Best Selling Author Lila Rose's IN THE DARK Available NOW!

With love comes sacrifice and then pain.
Title: In the Dark
Author: Lila Rose
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance 
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Release Date: March 29th
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Mothers were supposed to love unconditionally. Mine didn't. In fact, she tried to kill me on my thirteenth birthday, when she saw just how different I was. My dad saved my life that night. He also took her away on an extended vacation, leaving me with an ever-absent uncle. 

Five years later, solitude was something I lived by. I had to because I was different and people tended not to cope well with the unusual. In fact, they hated me for it, were even scared of me because of it.

I thought I was meant to live alone, until Isaac Grey took notice of me. He changed my life, taught me I wasn't the only one who was different, and I didn't need to be alone. 

But with love comes sacrifice and then pain. Could I ever escape living in the dark?
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Pieced Together (Broken Pieces Series #2) by Kelly Moore Released Today!


Title: Pieced Together
Author: Kelly Moore
Series: Broken Pieces Series - Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 29th, 2016

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Kyren couldn’t get over killing Brogan’s father, even though he did it to save her. The demons of his own past took control, and he left her when she needed him most. In the aftermath of their agonizing breakup, Kyren and Brogan sought healing on very different paths. She moved to a remote island in Maine and started a new life, while he isolated himself on his yacht, and almost drowned in booze and guilt. After three long years, they’re each in a good place. Neither can forget the intense, passionate love they shared, but they’re both sure it’s over for good. Too much time has passed. There’s too much old hurt.

Fate intervenes, however, and places Kyren on Brogan’s doorstep. For both of them, it’s like they were never apart. His body craves hers, and she immediately longs to submit to his magnetism. Brogan is terrified of giving in to their passion. Can he be the man she needs him to be? Will he break her heart again? She’s not the same person she was back then. She’s stronger, and she has a big secret. Has he learned from his own demons? And most importantly, when she comes clean, will he be able to handle the truth?

Also by Kelly Moore
Broken Pieces
Broken Pieces Series - Book 1



His touch is scorching hot and rough, just how I like it. It’s just sex. I don’t believe in love, but he makes me feel things I have never felt. I want to try. I want to trust him with my secrets, but there is a good chance he will leave. He will see how broken I am. He is what I need to fix the broken pieces of my heart.

At a very young age, violence and secrets forced Brogan to escape the only life she knew. Now a young woman with a good career, she hopes to finally forget her past. She is tormented by demons in her dreams, and it has threatened every sexual relationship she has ever had.

Brogan meets Kyren Nolan, a sexy ex-military man. He is a yacht builder who has made his own wealth. He knows what he wants the minute he meets Brogan. He wants her, and his first meeting with her lands him on the ground. He doesn’t take no for an answer. They start a passionate affair that turns into more. He teaches her that a gentle touch can create as much heat between them. They both struggle for control. But Kyren has his own scars and secrets. When their pasts collide, will they be able to overcome the broken pieces of both their lives together?

Author Bio
Kelly Moore

Kelly Moore was raised in Mt. Dora, Florida. Married for 30 years, two children and three grandchildren. She attended a local college and graduated with her nursing degree in 2004. She became a travel nurse in 2015 and also published her first book in 2015. She is an avid reader and has always loved to write. Her first book series is an erotic romance book. She intends to write other books that are romance with adventure entwined in the stories.


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Monday, March 28, 2016

NEW BLUE (Blue Series Book 5) by Jules Barnard


New Blue by Jules Barnard Publication Date: March 28, 2016 Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance


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The survivor of a high school sabotage that made her flee her hometown at sixteen, Hayden Tate is no stranger to bullying. Now she has returned to Lake Tahoe to take on her dream job with a degree and a backbone. But her newfound strength is pushed to the limit as she fights to hold her own against the old boys club of Blue Casino. Adam Cade is the prince of Lake Tahoe, born into one of the wealthiest families in the area. He’s used to doing what he wants when he wants. So when his powerful father threatens to cut him off without a dime unless he uses his Ivy League degree for a job his father got him at Blue Casino, Adam capitulates. Hayden, the head of HR, hates Adam on the spot, finding every way possible to put him in his place—and suddenly the lackey job his father found him gets interesting. Adam’s life of leisure lacks substance, and even though he’s not willing to give it up, he wouldn’t mind the distraction Hayden presents. But when the casino’s sinister inner workings begin to reveal themselves and Adam is caught between the powerful executives he works for and the lovely Hayden, his loyalties are divided. Blue Casino offers Adam a lucrative career where he wouldn’t need his father’s money for the lifestyle he’s accustomed to, but at what cost? Hayden’s silly side shines through when Adam least expects it, charming his jaded heart, and forcing him to face a morality he never knew he had. For the first time in Adam’s life he finds himself yearning for something real, but will he risk losing everything to have it?

About Jules Barnard


Before turning to storytelling, Jules earned a master’s degree in public health and spent many an hour running statistical analysis–until she realized her favorite part of the job was writing reports. She decided to cut out the math and add in some hot guys, and so began her career as a novelist. Jules is a Northern California native living on the coast with her husband and two children. She has no impulse control around cupcakes and credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.

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FEARLESS by April Wilson Available NOW!


Title: Fearless
Author: April Wilson
Series: McIntyre Security Bodyguards - Book 2
Genre: Suspense Romance

Release Date: March 28th, 2016

Please Note: Fearless is a direct sequel to "Vulnerable" and while it CAN be read as standalone, readers may enjoy it more having read Vulnerable first.

Beth Jamison

Since childhood, I’ve lived under a shadow of fear and anxiety, afraid to trust anyone. But then I met Shane. He taught me to cope with my fears. He gave me the courage to let someone in. But the threat’s still out there, and it’s coming back for me. I know Shane won’t let him hurt me this time, but at what cost?

Shane McIntyre

Before, I dated one woman after another, never getting attached, never getting too close. But everything changed when I met Beth. She’s everything to me now. She’s the reason I get up in the morning, she’s the very air I breathe. Someone wants to hurt her, and I’ll be damned if I’ll let him. I’m her lover, her protector, and her best friend. I’m also her avenger. I’ll put an end to the threat once and for all, no matter the price I have to pay.

Shane takes hold of my chin, not hard enough to hurt, but hard enough to get my undivided attention. “Don’t ever think I don’t want you. I always want you. Every minute of every God damned day, I want you. I love you, Beth. Do you understand me?”

I’m tired of his evasiveness, so I pull my hand from his and reach up to cup the back of his neck. I pull his head down to mine and go up on my toes to reach his mouth.

“Beth – ”

“Kiss me like you did a few minutes ago.”

He shakes his head. “Sweetheart, no – ”


He groans when I nudge his lips open with my own. His tongue sweeps across my upper lip as if he’s tasting me. And then it sinks into my mouth, tangling with mine, stroking and caressing. For a moment, I think he’ll give in, but then he pulls back and gently extricates himself from my grasp.

“Beth, I’m sorry, but I really have to get back. They’re waiting on me.”

“What good is being the CEO if you can’t tell people to call you back later?”

He leans down and kisses my forehead, then steps out of my reach. “I’ll see you at dinner tonight, all right?” He turns away and heads for the door.

“Shane, wait!”

He pauses mid-step, but doesn’t look back. It hurts that he won’t even look at me. I come up behind him and slip my good arm around his waist and lean into his back. He’s solid and warm, and I breathe in his tantalizing male scent.

He stiffens, his muscles going rigid. “What is it, Beth?” He sounds annoyed. “I’m in a hurry.”

Shane’s dismissive words slice through me like a hot knife, and I swallow what I was about to say. I’m so out of my element here. Part of me wants to beg for his attention, but another part of me refuses. Damn it, if he doesn’t want to spend time with me – be with me – then I’m not going to grovel.

“Nothing,” I say, letting my arm fall away from him. I step back and wipe my eyes with the back of my hand, glad that he’s not looking at me. “Go back to your meeting.”

He turns partway, and I watch the muscles in his throat working as he swallows hard. He clears his throat. “I’ll see you at dinner.” His voice sounds as hollow as I feel inside.

And then he walks away, without looking back once.

After paying rapt attention to my breast, Shane raises his head to look at me, a hopeful expression on his handsome face. His hand slips down to the hot, aching spot between my legs, and his finger slips inside my folds and rims my opening with a fingertip, teasing me mercilessly. “Yes?”

Already my insides are melting and my clitoris is throbbing. Of course he has to finish what he started, or I’ll be a wreck all day, achy and needy and unable to think about anything else but his hot mouth on me. “You started this, so yeah, you’d better finish it.”

Also by April Wilson
MyIntyre Security Bodyguards - Book 1

Beth Jamison had a rough start in life. She survived a childhood abduction, but her emotionally traumatic past still haunts her, and she suffers from anxiety and issues with intimacy. Beth doesn't know it, but the man who kidnapped her has just been released early from prison. When Beth’s brother hires McIntyre Security, Inc. to protect Beth and conduct surveillance on her kidnapper, Beth has no idea she has secret bodyguards keeping her safe 24/7.

With his money and good looks, CEO Shane McIntyre has never been short on feminine company, and he’s developed a reputation as a “love ‘em and leave ‘em” kind of guy. But everything changes when Shane meets Beth. Their mutual attraction is instant and intense, and Shane falls hard for Beth. Shane has his work cut out for him if he’s going to gain her trust and get past her fears before it’s too late. This alpha protector is determined to keep Beth safe, but he’s also determined to make her his.

Author Bio
April Wilson

I write about alpha protectors who fall in love hard and unconditionally. My characters are strong, sexy, and slightly damaged... because no one is perfect. All of my novels are full-length and have happy-ever-after endings. What else would you expect from a die-hard romantic? You won't find any cliffhangers in my novels, although you will find ongoing story lines that evolve organically over the span of several novels and many characters... because who doesn't love romantic series? I do! Vulnerable is my first published novel, and I'm thrilled to report that it's a great success!

I live in Ohio with my teenage daughter and more than a few dogs and cats. When I'm not writing, I'm reading romance novels, watching "The Walking Dead" or "Outlander," or eating dark chocolate. I'd love to hear from you! You can e-mail me anytime at Or, Connect with me on these links below:

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