Saturday, September 20, 2014

How about a Kindle Fire?


So, I'm in this anthology with 10 fantastic authors, and we tried valiantly to get Amazon to offer the book for free without any luck. Since our readers are awesome, and paid for it, we decided to give back the money to a few lucky winners. We tried to make the prizes as amazing as the people who read our books, but let's face it, y'all are priceless, so how about these prizes instead? Good luck :-D 


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Once Haunted, Twice Shy by @HpMallory #MyReview


Amazon

How do you go about telling your boyfriend that you're possessed by the ghost of a French police detective? Not to mention, this particular detective is a bit of a Lothario. Well, for Peyton, it turns out not to be that easy. Oh, it doesn't help that Drake, the ghost, is more than a little attracted to the body he is currently inhabiting.
This is the second book in the series, and is a great follow-up. A malevolent spirit is wreaking havoc. Peyton is doing her best to stop it.
This book is funny, filled with banter and steamy bits. The strain on Peyton's new relationship keeps the pace moving. I appreciate Montlake Romance for providing me with a NetGalley copy. Great book!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mr. X by @WildClarissa #MyReview

A beautiful love, dark and twisted. 
http://www.amazon.com/Mr-X-Clarissa-Wild-ebook/dp/B00LYHTN3I/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410576398&sr=1-1&keywords=mr+x

We are all born innocent until life ruins it. For me, that's what this book portrayed. The life we're forced to endure shapes us. For Jay and X, it wasn't pretty. As a matter of point, it was probably as screwed up as it could get. They had each other. Was it messed up? Yeah. Did I cringe? Oh, yeah. But, no matter how messed up they are, it's a beautiful thing. I was hooked from page one. At 25%, I told my husband, "You have to read this book." At 96%, I released a horrified, "No!" When it was over, I closed the cover on my kindle, saying, "That was freaking awesome." The book has a few quotes highlighted by other readers, and I agreed with each one. Here's a couple more that struck a chord with me.

My soul is his. My mind-- and my heart is soon to follow. Nobody survives without love, and he is the only one willingly offering it to me.

"Ignore your conscience. It makes you unhappy. Let me make you fly."

Classy women and trifling b**ches



Copyright: loganban / 123RF Stock Photo

Occasionally, I do a post that isn't for anyone other than me. The people involved will most likely never read this, but sometimes things just need to be said for the sake of saying them. Yesterday, I dealt with two distinctly different women, opposite ends of the spectrum. The first, I reached out to while only having an extremely tentative connection and realizing she had absolutely no obligation to respond to my query. Not only did this person respond, she made my whole horrible day brighter. In a moment of the blackest of my moods, she showed amazing class, doing her best uplift me, even though we've never met and she had no reason to do so. I also had a very unfortunate encounter with someone who I emailed with a question. This person was obligated on many level to respond to me. We have business dealings and it's a professional connection. My email was professional and unemotional. I needed nothing more than information. Even if they didn't like the information they had to pass along or found my inquiry ridiculous, it was their job to simply state the facts and move on, but instead they chose the low road. An extremely unprofessional low road. This brings me to my post.

There's no doubt, the internet has changed society. The things parents teach their children about being respectful, showing class and simply being a good person has gone away with the lack of eye contact. Every time you get online, or leave your house for that matter, you're dealing other people....real people. These people have lives, worries. Perhaps they're drowning in debt, going through a divorce, caring for a sick family member or dealing with health issues of their own. You never know, but you do know that no one is perfect nor is anyone's life perfect. We all have good days and bad. It's how you choose to behave when you're at your worst that defines you. With that said, and having seen both sides, I'm going to tell (as much as I can) about why this matters to me so much.

A few months back, I fell ill. It happened very sudden, shocking me, leaving me devastated mentally, physically and financially. But I made a choice, I will still get up every day and find a way, because that's who I am. I'm an author. It's a gift that has brought me to the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Now, it's my saving grace, because I don't live in this body 80% of the time. I'm free to travel wherever my mind can take me, even if I can't walk up the stairs without losing my breath. I refuse to back down. In spite of that, yesterday was a wretched day and the wrong day for a snarky bitch to bring her unprofessionalism to my door. Perhaps, she was having the worst day of her life. I'll never know, but her actions told me everything I need to know. She and her company are people I have no desire to associate with, so she's had her last jab at my expense. May it keep her warm and bring her comfort when they land in court for the money they owe me. Even though I was having a horrible day, doctors were calling, wanting their money, money I can't pay because I can't get paid, I still chose to be nice to her. But make no mistake, I am finished with them. I've marked a date on my calender as my tell-all date, and another for a hire a lawyer date. 

I wish that I could give credit to the amazing woman who did her best to uplift me. She deserves it. She has more class in her pinky than that other one does anywhere. If everyone stopped for a moment and thought about how there's a REAL person on the end of every post, email and online comment, the world would be a different place. So, be kind to someone today, because you just never know. Wave your classy hotness in the world's face and let the trifling bitches ruin themselves all on their own.

**BTW, that pic is my reaction to life in general at the moment. I hope it made you smile. If not, then maybe this will...


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sated



(Erotica, Dark Romance, F/M and M/M scenes, Rock Star Romance, Ménage, Sexy Detective, Alpha Male, Supernatural themes)

“Losing her mind wasn’t an experience she enjoyed.”

After a steamy night of passion with a dark stranger, Arbor’s life takes on a surreal edge. Disturbing dreams, lapses in memory, and entire buildings going missing are only a few of her problems. Her search for answers leads her to Detective Trey Murphy, the man in charge of investigating satanic and ritualistic crime for the New Orleans area.

Where do you turn when your mind is the enemy?

Meeting Trey only adds to Arbor’s confusion. By day, he keeps her captivated and gains her trust in a way no one else ever has. At night, Arbor’s every fantasy is brought to life by two sexy men who steal away her inhibitions. Torn between what her heart knows is real and what her eyes show her, Arbor must find the truth before she loses herself completely.

But, then again, sometimes reality is more twisted than any dream and love is the cruelest form of insanity.

**Author Note**

Warning: This isn’t your typical love story. It’s dark with scenes some may find disturbing. Sometimes love is senseless, and the heart is so very stupid.


Excerpt: 

--Warning: This book is intended for readers over the age of 18.
Copyright © 2014 Charity Parkerson


     “Can I buy you a drink?”
     “No, thank you.”
     Killian was fascinated by the scene playing out across the bar. He’d had one eye glued on the tiny blonde since she walked through the door. If there was one detail he could point to in order to explain his captivation, it was that she didn’t fit in. Thank God. Her innocence was almost tangible when set next to the other occupants of the hardcore gothic club.
     “How about I just sit with you, then?”
     “No, thank you.”
     Killian leaned forward in his seat, even going as far as to set his elbow on the bar and cup his chin—openly staring. Not only was she not giving the guy the time of day, she hadn’t as much as glanced in his direction to see if she might be interested. On the other hand, the dude couldn’t seem to look away from her. That made two of them. Killian was engrossed.
     “Are you sure? You’re going to need someone to walk you out. This is kind of a rough joint.” It was. Killian would know.
     “I’m sure. Have a nice night.”
     He really wanted her to look. The guy was hot, possibly the best of the lot. She had at least three women staring at her with open malice simply because the guy was talking to her. Showing a determination that impressed Killian, the dude braced one hand on the wooden surface beside him and one on the back of her chair, boxing the woman in. The invasion of her personal space forced her to acknowledge his presence. As if it were possible, Killian stared even harder. He was almost afraid to blink in case he missed her reaction to seeing who she’d been ignoring. She turned her head, meeting the man’s gaze. Not a single ounce of emotion marred her features as she eyed the guy’s blond hair, dark eyes, and muscles flexing on her behalf. The dude smiled. It was slow and obviously practiced. A dimple appeared at the corner of his mouth and straight white teeth gleamed even in the darkly lit club.
     “I’m married.”
     Killian chuckled. “Liar.”
     She turned in his direction, meeting his gaze as if she’d heard him. Light-green eyes flashed wickedly. Her mouth turned up in one corner, as if competing with her gaze for top mischief-maker. Goddamn. No wonder the dude wouldn’t leave her be.
     “So what?” The boy-toy’s response pulled her focus back his way. Killian caught himself lifting up in his chair as if he meant to physically reclaim her attention.
     “There are two women sitting behind me who’d love what you’re offering. Enough to share,” she tacked on in an obvious attempt to sweeten the deal. Killian glanced behind her. Yep. There were. The dude didn’t look, but he did straighten away.
     “They’re a sad substitute for you.”
     A hint of a smile touched her lips. “But a substitute nonetheless. Have fun.” If she’d meant her dismissal to lure the man in further, making him want her more, then she’d succeeded. It was written all over the guy’s face. However, he did give in.
     “If you change your mind…”
     “I know where you’ll be.” She didn’t bother softening the blow with another smile. Killian was on his feet, pushing his way through the crowd and intent on reaching her before the dust settled in Mr. Studly’s tracks. He saw her chin tilt in the direction of where he’d been sitting, but he couldn’t see her face. He almost changed his mind. In the end, his greed won out, as always.
     Killian didn’t give her time to deny him the way she had the other guy. Instead, he braced his hands against the edge of the bar on either side of her, caging her in. With her pinned in place, he nodded at the bartender to bring her another drink. She didn’t tense or turn her head as he crowded her body, inhaling her sweet scent and speaking against her ear.
     “You should’ve taken his offer. It wasn’t a bad deal.”





Thursday, September 4, 2014

If He's Daring by Hannah Howell #ARC review


http://www.amazon.com/Hes-Daring-Wherlocke-Hannah-Howell-ebook/dp/B00J7W1FEW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409859619&sr=1-1&keywords=if+he%27s+daring+by+hannah+howell
We start out with Lady Catrin Gryffin finding out her son has been kidnapped by her brother-in-law. In her race to catch him, she steals/borrows the carriage of Sir Orion Wherlocke. In her defense, she does leave her lame horse in exchange. Anyhow, during her pursuit, Catrin discovers she's somehow managed to obtain Orion's son in the process.

I have to say a big thank you to Kensington books for the opportunity to read If He's Daring before its release. Orion is swoon-worthy, Catrin possesses the perfect amount of strength to capture him, and I loved every minute of it.

5 stars, NetGalley review

Monday, September 1, 2014

Change your calendar...it's SNARKTEMBER!!

Celebrate the fun… the quirky… and sometimes even the smexy… days of SNARKTEMBER! Be sure to visit SNARKY MOM READS each day of Snarktember to learn about the daily celebration, featuring guest posts from awesome authors! Each author will offer a giveaway and there will also be a HUGE giveaway with the grand prize of a Kindle, sponsored by amazing authors, publishers and bloggers – so don’t forget to enter the SNARKTEMBER Giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway