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NEW REVIEW: BLACK LIES ALESSANDRA TORRE **A new favorite***

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This Book is a STAND ALONE
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Synopsis:

Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years. Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.

Lee: Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.
I love 2 men. I want 2 men.
If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t

Teaser:

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Kristine’s Review 10++++++

Hello, can someone give me a cure for this book hang over?  Have you ever read a book that you had to tell everyone to read it, like drop everything and read this now?!  This is what I’m experiencing now after reading Black Lies by Alessandra Torre!  I had not a clue what this was about.  I went into this blind without reading not a word about it!  Let me tell you this is the best thing to do with this story.  The two words Mind F*** could not be more perfect to describe this.  This is my first book that I read by Alessandra and did she mess with my head, I truly thought I was going nuts, so of course I will be reading many more from her.  She is now one of my top favorite authors.  She delivered the holy Sh** shock factor!
                                                                     
 “I love two men. I f*** two men.”
“If you think you’ve heard this story before, you haven’t.” ~Layana
 
Now that is just in the Prologue!  So when I read this, I knew I was in for an exceptionally distinct story!  How right I was.  Nothing and nobody in this story thinks or is as it seems.  You could never predict what is going to happen.  A never ending suspense roller coaster!  This is one concise review, I highly recommend to be read, like NOW!! I don’t even want you to waste any more time reading this review, just get started!   Oh and a star rating psstt..this bulldozed a 10 star if there was one, for me!

About The Author:

Alessandra Torre is a USA Today Bestselling author who focuses on contemporary erotica. Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was published in July 2012, and was an Erotica #1 Bestseller for two weeks.

Alessandra lives in the gulf coast of Florida and is married, with one young child. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dogs. Her favorite authors include Lisa Gardner, Gillian Flynn, and Jennifer Crusie.

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Review for What Doesn’t Destroy Us, M.N. Forgy

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Synopsis

When Dani’s sheltered life is turned upside down by her mother’s secrets, she finds protection with her estranged outlaw father. Against all warnings, she falls for bad boy biker, Shadow. He is beast and beauty sealed in a leather cut with a gun holster. Can Dani learn to live within the Club rules? Is she more like her father than she could imagine?

Shadow has grown up among drug addicts, whores and murderers. The only family he’s ever trusted has been the Devil’s Dust motorcycle club. He will do anything for a brother; even kill. In fact, killing is so easy, he’s made a career of it. His one regret is not being able to kill his own worthless mother. When Dani shows up with her provocative temper and innocent charm, Shadow begins to question his violent lifestyle. But can he trust her with his demons?
Sex.
Blood.
Betrayal.
Will Dani and Shadow let family ties destroy them

Kristine’s 4.5 star Review

Calling all Hot Sexy biker lovers!!!  These are ones to meet….Bull, Locke, Bobby and Shadow are just a few at Devil’s Dust Motorcycle Club.  Mixed with bar sluts, parties, guns, killing, and much more this reminds me of watching my ever favorite Sons of Anarchy! I was taken in at page one!  All I gotta say is M.N Forgy knows how to tell hot sexy, panty dripping M.C stories!

Dani is introduced into the world of cray cray, never a moment of peace motorcycle club.  After finding out some secrets of her past,  shared from her over bearing mom.  The daughter of the very tough and scary President of Devils Dust, how is she to fit in after living blind to this for 21 years. She’s very naïve and has no idea what she just walked into.  Just wait, there are so many things she is about to learn about the club and herself.

Then there is Shadow ( I love bad boys with issues!!) having some dark demons that follow him and having lived a very rough life, he found himself joining the brother hood of Devil’s Dust, the only family he has.

Now this is where this hawt as hell story begins……………

Dani and Shadow worlds collide
And when they do
they have to hide it…..

I know messing with shadow is a signed death certificate but I can’t shake the magnetism I have for him.” ~ Dani

Hide their raw and  animalist attraction??? omg, this was so exciting!!

He thought it was something to get out of his system, all she knew is that she craved him.  It wasn’t that simple…

Every time I’m around her, I can feel more of my wall of distrust crumble.  It scares the shit out of me that I can let her in where nobody has been before. If she sees the beast I am, will she take flight?” ~ Shadow

The Angst in this story drew me in.  The action and suspense of this all, had me hooked.  Personal walls are breaking and secrets are being told.  These two had my heart melting.  You did this M.N Forgy and thank you very much!  There is so much left to be told and that means that you should read this.   This is M.N Forgy’s debut and to be perfectly honest, I would not have know it.  My favorite things about this story is meeting the characters and reading about the life in their club.  I fell in love with their company, personalities, snide remarks, even though they are bad boys living in a dark world, you fall in love with each and everyone of them.  M.N Forgy brings these characters alive with such a unique style. They are complex, seeing all parts of them, the dark and dirty and the sweet and beauty.   The back story is told with precise description putting a clear picture in your head. There is action, suspense and surprise that will have you coming back for more.  I give this story a 4.5 stars, bringing me all my much needed emotions when I read a story.  So come on and meet these bad biker babes of Devil Dust!!

That fire that lives so deep within you, that fire that makes you my Firefly, I’m afraid my darkness will snuff it out; take you under and make you someone different.” ~Shadow

Fireflies can’t live without the dark.” ~ Dani

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8110729M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She’s a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn’t live with the “what if” anymore and finally took a chance on her character’s story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

Books:
What Doesn’t Destroy Us (Devils Dust Book One)

The Scars That Define Us ( Devils Dust Book Two)

 

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WHO THE HECK IS FRED???? (an interview with the famous, okay famous in the Indie world, Fred LeBaron)

WHO IN THE WORLD IS FRED LEBARON??

Lets get to know Fred shall we?? I’ve met him and we’ve chatted a bunch, but have been so curious as to who Fred is….

Hey Fred thanks so much for agreeing to be interviewed by us. I just had to interview you! I have been terribly interested and wanting to know who is Fred?? I know you are a librarian right?

Hey there! It’s great to be here, thanks so much for taking the time to chat, and for being interested! I am, in fact, a librarian, in the Adult & Teen Services department of the Downers Grove Public Library. Prior to that I was a law librarian at Loyola Law School in Chicago for a little over ten years. Before that I practised law for 20+ years in Chicago, specializing in corporate transactions and trademark work. Some of my clients including the manufacturer of the much loved Thighmaster as well as Denise Austin and other sports and fitness figures! But librarianship and books have always been my first love, and I’m happy to be back in that world.

Have you ever written anything?

I love words, and putting words together, but I’m just not a very good storyteller, I’m afraid (anyone who’s heard me try to tell a joke can attest to that!) . I wrote a lot of poetry when I was younger, and even won some prizes for it, and I still do occasionally. Here’s one of my recent poems (Check out below). Nothing fancy, I like to try and keep it real, but with images that resonate emotionally. The poets I admire and enjoy the most are the crazy and irrepressible Charles Bukowski (who figures prominently in Tiffanie DeBartolo’s God Shaped Hole, btw), and the elegant W.S. Merwin.

You have a blog can you tell us about it?

My blog is titled Still Seeking Allies, and it’s at www.stillseekingallies.blogspot.com. The title came from an argument I was having with my sister-in-law around the time I started the blog, and she asked me if anyone else in the family agreed with me. I didn’t want to admit that no one did, so I told her that I was “still seeking allies,” and that really cracked her up, so I just went with it. So, the name doesn’t have anything to do with books or anything – in fact at the time I started the blog (this is actually my second blog, the first one “LeBaron LeBlog,” got lost when Blogger reorganized) I thought I’d be talking more about movies and music, too. Some of my older posts are still up and they’re a little more eclectic. When I started it, back in 2009, book blogging wasn’t quite such a thing, but it’s basically evolved into a book blog. Although I do participate in blog tours and other packaged stuff, I do try to create interesting and original content and I’m proud of some of the posts I’ve done that way. For example, if someone’s never looked at my blog, my interview with Steph Campbell (one of my absolute all time favorite authors!) is a good example of that. And just to clarify – it’s a pretty humble place, where I just share my thoughts on favorites a couple times a month, it’s not a big “destination blog,” where you can keep up everything out there. Just what I’m liking at the time.

What is your favorite genre to read and why? Do you and your wife enjoy the same?

For the past few years (and the foreseeable future I think!), my favorite genre is contemporary, and I seem to gravitate toward books that straddle the border between NA and YA – books by authors like Steph, Tammara Webber, Tarryn Fisher, Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire. I hate to start naming names, I never want to forget anyone. But those are the authors who drew me into the world of indie, and this special subset of it. It’s hard for me to understand, let alone articulate what it is that appeals to me about that genre/niche. Part of it is that that is such an intense time of life. You’re confronting lots of things for the first time – relationships, the liberation and terror of making your own way, facing the consequences of your choices in ways that you didn’t understand before. People are often in new environments, too, college, off on their own, and there’s an excitement, a sense of endless possibility (and anxiety) that just seems to lend itself to an absorbing emotional landscape. And it’s a genre where there’s just a lot of really lyrical poetical writing – besides the authors I’ve mentioned already, Leah Raeder, A.L. Jackson, Jessica Park and of course, the divine Katja Millay are great examples of that. I enjoy the occasional PNR (I was/am a big Twilight fan!), but somehow that just doesn’t impact me as much emotionally, and that’s what I’m looking for in a book.

My wife is a huge reader, and we enjoy talking about books, but our tastes are pretty different. Her preferred genre is what I’d consider traditional romance – she’s a big fan of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, Karen Robards, and anything with Navy seals in it.

So every big wig author adores you why is that? Do you beta read or is it merely because of your amazing taste?

To be perfectly honest, I am somewhat mystified by this myself. I think maybe it’s that I was around back at the beginning, when Goodreads was the only place to go to post reviews (and before it got so mean over there!). I was an early and enthusiastic fan of the authors I’ve mentioned, and even though it was only a few years ago, it seemed like a much less crowded space for fans and authors to interact. I met a lot of the authors at the Chicago Author Event in 2012, and at RT that year, and since, and I think they could tell that I read, understood and appreciated them. I hate to admit it, but I think being like the only guy who reads our genre (okay, one of the few) doesn’t hurt, it’s easier to remember me, at least, lol. And I do try to be encouraging, supportive and positive.

I’m not a good beta reader, I get bogged down in line editing, and have trouble responding quickly. So it’s definitely not that! I do think that I know a good book when I see one, and I try to find the good things to say about every book.

How does everyone know you???

Similarly mystified. Basically I think I just spend way too much time on Facebook and Twitter? Plus I do like to go to events, and I love talking to people and getting to know them. I’m not a terribly shy person, although I’m not a super crazy party guy. I like to actually get to know people more in depth and consider myself the luckiest guy in the world with all the wonderful friends I’ve made in our little world of books and indie.

What was your reaction the first time you saw a flat Fred?

I laughed, and was terribly flattered. Especially when it involved being kissed. That flat Fred guy gets a lot more action than I do, lol.

I met you because of our love for The Sea of Tranquility and I also met you in person in Columbus. I was taken back by your friendly nature and the gentle kindness that you exude. And I couldn’t have been happier to meet you! Thank you so much for taking the time for us to interview you.

Thanks so much, Abby. That was a magical weekend, and it was so great meeting you (you were amazingly tireless, especially considering how pregnant you were!) It’s funny how many friends I’ve made because of The Sea Of Tranquility, a book that utterly captivated my soul. I really appreciate you taking the time to chat with me, and your thoughtful and interesting questions! Kudos to you and Dawn, and to the amazing Up All Night Book Blog!

Cents Worth

 

Found an old penny today,

Although maybe “found” isn’t the

Right word, since it was in my pocket all along.

Noticed, maybe?

That seems to imply

Some element of novelty – “noticias,” – and an old penny

Hardly qualifies for that.

So I’ll settle for “came across,” or perhaps,

“My attention intersected the preexistence

Of an old penny today.”

It was from a time before you were born,

But after I was.

So here’s my question, then.

When things come into the world

Is there a hole where they belong? 

Or do they have to push to make

A place for themselves?

I guess I’m talking about people, actually,

Now that I think of it.

Because sometimes when they go,

They sure leave a big hole behind them.

Big enough for lots of things to fall into.

Thoughts, especially.

But I guess now I have a penny for those.

Not too many though, okay?

 

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New Review: Beauty And The Mustache by Penny Reid

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Synopsis

There are three things you need to know about Ashley Winston: 1) She has six brothers and they all have beards, 2) She is a reader, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Former beauty queen, Ashley Winston’s preferred coping strategy is escapism. She escaped her Tennessee small town, loathsome father, and six brothers eight years ago. Now she escapes life daily via her Amazon kindle one-click addiction. However, when a family tragedy forces her to return home, Ashley can’t escape the notice of Drew Runous— local Game Warden, bear wrestler, philosopher, and everyone’s favorite guy. Drew’s irksome philosophizing in particular makes Ashley want to run for the skyscrapers, especially since he can’t seem to keep his exasperating opinions— or his soulful poetry, steadfast support, and delightful hands— to himself. Pretty soon the girl who wanted nothing more than the escape of the big city finds she’s lost her heart in small town Tennessee.

This is a full-length novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the fourth book in the ‘Knitting in the City’ series.

 

Nicole’s 5 Star Review

     Two weeks ago, I read Penny Reid’s newest book, Beauty and the Mustache. As soon as I was done, I knew that there was no way I was going to be able to just sit down and write this review. There was too much for me to process. I had to let the story and all of its facets simmer in my brain and heart before I could put words to it all. I think I’m finally ready to share my thoughts, though I’m still unsure if I can adequately say just how much I loved this book.

I will tell you straight up that I had a lump in my throat for most of the book. NOT because it was sad, though there are parts where your heart will ache. I had a lump in my throat because I was often overcome by the beauty and romance that Penny had created with her words. I sniffled a lot too. NOT because I have allergies. I sniffled like you do at a wedding where the moment catches you and takes you with it, and you let yourself go. I had butterflies in my stomach more times than I could count. NOT because I was going to have to speak in front of a group of peers (and that has happened more times than I can count.). I had butterflies because Penny proves through her writing that romance isn’t dead and most people really don’t want it to be. I was wooed by Drew and his words. I was wooed by his actions, because though his words were mighty, what he did and how he related to Ashley and her family simply made my heart swell.

Just like the other books in the Knitting in the City series, Beauty and the Mustache is full of interesting and relatable characters. Ashley’s brothers are exactly how I’d like my brothers to be if I had any…gorgeous, funny, kinda gross, deeper than they seem, and loyal to their family and home. Ashley is near to my heart because I completely understand what it is like to just want to get out of town, only to find that when you come back, you’re not the only one who has changed. Add to that the fact that she has 6 brothers and you know she has a warped sense of humor. And Drew…well. Any man that can use words both written and spoken to get right into my heart and soul is a man that I want. Not to mention, he’s freakin’ hot and has a beard!!

In the style that I have come to expect and love, Penny has written a story full of depth, emotion and her trademark humor. Her words were lovely to read and still resonate with me 2 weeks later. To say that Beauty and the Mustache is her best book to date is an understatement. Somehow, Penny managed to outdo herself again! She wrote a book that moved me to the core, and still manage to make me laugh so hard I snorted! Few authors can really get to me that way. Penny does it every time, but in a new way.

5 stars, people. 5 beautiful stars.

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About the author

Penny Reid

Penny Reid has difficulty writing about herself in the third person. She finds it strange and unsettling. Therefore, Penny will now switch to the first person.

I’m originally from California but now live in the Southeast US with my family. I work full time in the biotech industry as a researcher. I work a lot. I’m also a full time mom to two diminutive adults (boy-5 and girl-3), wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought hijacker.

I don’t like to sit still unless I’m writing, reading, or knitting and I usually only knit in my knitting group… or at red lights while stuck in traffic. I only read on planes (where I’m trapped). Luckily, I travel a lot for work.

The voices in my head (characters) became so loud over the summer of 2012- specifically, Janie Morris- that I was forced to write Neanderthal Seeks Human, my first attempt at a full length novel. It took me 7 months.

If I could have any job in the world it would be my job because I feel like what I do makes a tangible difference in the lives of every living person. If I could have any life in the world it would be my life. Happiness is the seed of good fortune and success. Do what it takes to be happy and be a source of happiness for others.

 

 

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New Review: Hidden Barriers, Sara Shirley

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**You should read Frozen Barriers (Barriers #1) first. Hidden Barriers can be read as a standalone, but some situations overlap with those in Frozen Barriers.**

Josh & Sam’s Story

Love has been hiding for too long. What happens when it reveals itself?

Josh Page, a Massachusetts State Trooper, wants nothing more than to put his first love behind him. His career is all he’s ever known for the last ten years. Seeing her is a constant reminder of what he could have had if he had not put his career first years ago.

Relationships and dating women have never been part of his lifestyle. He continues to have meaningless sex with women as an attempt to distance himself from his past. That is until he opens the door and a sassy roller derby girl stares back up at him.

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Samantha Daley’s past haunts her. After college, she spends years building a new life with new friends, roller derby, and a bustling business under her feet. Her past suddenly comes rushing back after just one phone call.

Afraid to love, she never imagines a life where one man can turn her world inside out and make her reevaluate what she wants in her future. Almost instantly, she’s attracted to the man in front of her. He pushes her trust to a new level and is willing to take a chance with her.

Will Sam be able to handle the reminders of her troubled past enough for her to be with Josh, or will it be Josh’s secrets that threaten to tear them apart in the end?

***As with all the books in the Barriers Series, there isn’t a cliffhanger.***

**For mature audiences. 18+. This book contains sexual and abusive situations, and strong language.*

Dawn  C’s review:
Hidden barriers took me on a journey with two people still clinging to their pasts. Both for entirely different reasons. One too afraid ….and the other not willing to move forward. Both stuck in a suspended state.
Despite Sam’s fears, she’s a very brazen girl. She part of a roller derby crew and owns a wine bar. She seems to having everything going for her. But she’s constantly terrified and living in fear. She swears she will never again trust a man. Until one faithful night destiny slams into her.
Josh is stuck in the past pinning for his first love. Unable to move forward. Now he’s the love em’ and leave em’ type. Swearing he will need open his heart to another woman…..
Sam’s ex boyfriend Stone is one scary dude. He’s the type of guy that your mother warned you about. He has no regard for woman. He takes what he wants from them. Sam learned the hard way just how bad he can be….He is her living nightmare.
When Sam & Josh’s world’s collide, it’s not instant love. Both have built very high walls. But through patience and understanding, they slowly learn to trust each other. With Josh’s help, Sam starts fighting through her fears. He taught her to fight for those she loves, instead of running from them. In turn, Sam showed Josh how to open is heart again. These two are meant to be together….But there are many bumps in the road. Can they navigate through them?
I loved the support system this couple has… both their families and friends are extraordinary.  Always there to help. I’m in love with Josh ‘s whole family. The Derby girls are the comic relief. In between laughs,  they give comfort and assistance whenever necessary.
The last 15% of this book my heart was in my throat and my stomach was turning. It is intense. The ending and epilogue are outstanding! This is Sara Shirley’s second book. First is Frozen barriers, which is excellent also…. seems she is on a roll! I can’t wait to see what is next.
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Kristine’s review:5 stars
When you least expect things to happen and fate works it’s way in, incredible things can happen.  That’s what happened one night, two people collide, and without knowing there lives are about to change…secrets unfold and healing begins…. Sam left a life behind, one life that almost cost the life she breathes.  She was broken and afraid to try love again.  She met incredible friends and decided to bury her life in the new people around her with a hobby and job that she loves very much.  Being this wrapped in this new life left little time in the love department…that was until that one night.  Fate is funny like that, if you are meant to meet that one person doesn’t matter where and when you meet them.
Josh is broken hearted, he made a mistake of letting something go and now it will never come back.  Will he ever get over this, will he ever have a life he always dreamed of, one like his parents have.  Feeling angry, hurt and just defeated the light at the end of the tunnel is a long grasp away…until that instant where the light blinds him right in the face.
Two hurt and scared people come together?  Secrets, people and truth may be the push that sends them off the cliff.  Can they leap and escape the fall?
This was one 5+++ journey for me!!!
I just loved Sam and Josh’s story!  Sara Shirley continues to amaze me with her super charm, giving this story a little more edge than her last.   I know she has the power to surprise us, which will sure have me reading anything that she wants to share with us.  Love that each and every character is different with their unique qualities that made me fall in love with each and every one of them.  She has the ability to continue this story leaving from the last and making it fit so perfectly with glimpses back to the last story.  We can still enjoy the last books characters as well!  I don’t know, Sara writes with magic!  I read with smiles, laughs, goose bumps, tears, and nail biting waiting with anticipation for what was to happen next!  oh and let me add, before you read this, please have lots of goodies in the house for example chocolate with peanut butter filling cake, you will need it!  Thank you so much for writing this story Sara , I’m looking forward to the next!!!!
                                “The feeling of sleeping in your own bed is comforting in and in itself.  When you fall asleep in the arms of a beautiful woman, that’s peace.  The moment you wake up next to the women who’s quickly taking your heart in her hands, comfort and peace cease to exist.  This is absolute euphoria.” ~ Josh

Sara Shirley currently resides just north of Boston, MA where she spends her free time reading, writing, or just hanging out and having a good time.

When she is not dealing with books, she can be seen living it up on the town with friends.

At night she can be found watching Supernatural, Friends, or Sons of Anarchy. All while curled up on the sofa with her cat Whiskey and a glass of wine in her hand. If she’s not there then she’s most likely dancing around her kitchen to the latest music playlist on her Kindle.

A lover of fine wine and constant traveling you may just see her at a signing near you. Keep up to date with her on Facebook. She loves to chat with friends and other book lovers

Frozen Barriers is her debut novel. Her next book in the Barriers series, Hidden Barriers, is set to be released late Summer 2014. Although she has said she was putting the third and final book in this series off until 2015, Sara cannot rule out a possible novella due out around the holiday season.

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JA HUSS SECRET PROJECT

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perf5.250x8.000.inddSocial Media is a brand new novella series by JA Huss that will feature one book released every other Wednesday for twelve weeks.
Release dates are:
8-27 – FOLLOW
9-10 – LIKE
9-24 – BLOCK
10-8 – STATUS
10-22 – PROFILE
11-5 – HOME

FOLLOW (Social Media #1)
By @JAHuss
Publication Date: August 27. 2014
Novella (150 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
Pre-order Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/FOLLOW-Social-Media-JA-Huss-ebook/dp/B00MSBAHES
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22928394-follow

Description:
#Women.

I fuck them. I use them. I pay them off. I find another. My demands are never denied. My contracts are always signed. They submit to me. Willingly. Completely. Temporarily. This is how it’s always been.

Until I saw that filthy tweet.

@VaughnAsher My bare pussy. Your tongue. #ThingsIThinkAboutToGetOff

“FilthyBlueBird” thinks she can tease me with hashtags and then hide behind a Twitter handle? She thinks I wouldn’t be more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld? She’s wrong.

Her online fantasy is about to collide with her public reality, and it’s about to happen… now.

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JA Huss is the author of the Amazon bestselling Rook and Ronin series, the epic science fiction I Am Just Junco series, and hundreds of kid-friendly science books in subjects such as biology, physics, anatomy and physiology, astronomy, and forensics. She has an undergraduate degree in equine science and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology. She has never taken a creative writing class and she hopes she never will.

You can find her on Facebook if you want to chat:
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COVER REVEAL Unforgiven Rebecca Shea

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SynopsisA companion novel to “Unbreakable” & “Undone” and is the final book in the Unbreakable series — This is Lindsay and Matt’s story.

Lindsay Christianson seemingly has it all—the perfect career, the perfect boyfriend, and the best-laid plans for a perfect life—until one phone call changes everything.

With a moments notice, Lindsay must choose between her perfect life and her professional dreams. The choice momentarily seems clear when the opportunity to propel her career abruptly sends her across the country, leaving everything she loves behind in North Carolina.

Navigating a new city with a broken heart and a job where her colleagues will do anything to sabotage her success, the pressure quickly becomes too great. When old habits resurface, Lindsay finds herself chasing demons she thought were long since buried.

With pain and destruction left in her wake, will Lindsay find a way to erase the damage she’s done, or will her sins remain unforgiven?

**This book is a Contemporary Romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**

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Excerpt

“All right, everyone.” Lindsay stands up and pushes back her chair slightly. She wobbles a bit on her heels and rests her hand on my shoulder to steady herself. “Apparently, tonight is as good as any night to let you all in on a little secret.” She wipes the palms of her hands down the sides of her black dress.

“So, for a little over a year now, Matt and I have been seeing each other.” There are a few chuckles, but mostly everyone sits silently listening to Lindsay. “We’ve kept it quiet for a while simply because it’s what worked for us.” She shrugs. “It started off casual and just turned into more, and we didn’t really make a big deal out of it.” She looks down at me and smiles the most beautiful, genuine smile I’ve ever seen. Her blue eyes sparkle in the lights from the crystal chandelier and her long, blonde hair hangs in waves. She looks almost angelic in the dimly lit room. “So, cat’s out of the bag.” She laughs and raises her glass. I stand up and raise my glass next to hers. “To Matt and me,” she says with a smile on her beautiful face. I lean in and press a long kiss to her lips while everyone hoots and hollers around us.

“I love you, sweet girl,” I say between kisses.

AboutTheAuthor
Rebecca SheaRebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable and Undone. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.

 


SERIES READING ORDER
Book 1: Unbreakable

 

Book 2: Undone

 

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New Review: Exploration by Peyton Sloane

Being with the same man since she was 18, 26-year-old widow Jazz Mickelson is hoping to catch up on all the life experiences that could have been hers had she not leapt into a committed relationship so young.
Julian St. Sauveur is looking for three things: romance, comfort and trust. He mistakenly thought he had them once many years ago. He sees potential for him and Jazz but knows it is too soon for her.
Will she accept his unusual proposition, one that allows him to hold on to her while she catches up on life?…and will she choose him after experiencing all the wonders that await her?

Find out as Jazz and Julian explore their potential…

Nicole’s 4 Star Review

There is something about the idea of meeting some handsome stranger on a plane bound for exotic and distant locales that grabs my attention every time. In Peyton Sloane’s debut novel, Exploration, Jazz Mickelson finds herself in just that situation.

On a plane bound for France, Jazz meets Julian St. Sauveur. He is everything her life hasn’t been. He’s worldly, rich and full of life. Recently widowed at age 26, Jazz has spent the last several years caring for her dying husband. His death was a slow demise that robbed them both of a life meant to be lived. In an effort to take control of her life and live a little, Jazz decides to travel internationally. Julian is not your average multi-millionaire with a penchant for naughtiness and one night stands. He is actually searching for a deep and committed relationship. At one time, Julian thought he had them. It turns out he didn’t.

The two of them meet in First Class and “things” escalate quickly. In a HUGE step from her comfort zone, Jazz gets a little naughty right there on the plane. Julian is immediately both turned on and taken with Jazz, and offers Jazz a rather unusual proposal. Looking to try new things and have adventures, Jazz accepts.

Peyton Sloane’s tells their story with in a way that gives her debut novel a strong voice. She can definitely write an incredibly hot sex scene! Plenty of heat, chemistry and naughtiness for everyone!! :) My biggest beef with this book is that it has a huge cliffie!! And it isn’t your typical cliffie, believe me!! I give Exploration 4 stars. Because of the HUGE cliffhanger, I immediately purchased the second book, Obstruction. I think you will too!!

About Peyton Sloane
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I have been an extreme bibliophile since I was a kid, precociously finishing my first read of “Gone with the Wind” at age 12. I’ve had lots of stories whirling around in my head over the years and am grateful for the opportunities afforded by the relatively new world of self-publishing.

Personally, I am a wife, career woman and mom to 2 amazing little divas, hence their photo on my page, rather than mine, they are WAY cuter…

I ride a Harley, have ink, a smart mouth and a dirty mind – this latter always with apologies to my mom who wishes she could wash it out with soap!

This journey of writing I am on is by far the most landmark moment in my life. I will always hope that my characters and their stories will bring as much enjoyment to my readers as I get from writing them

 

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NEW REVIEW: Twisted by Callie Hart

SloaneHow many times can a person fall down and still get back up? How many times can things go wrong before you just give up?

I’ve lost everything. My home, my job, my purpose in life—everything has been turned upside down. But while life hasn’t exactly turned out the way I would have liked it to, I wouldn’t change a thing. If things were different, I wouldn’t have Lacey. I wouldn’t have Michael.

But most importantly, I wouldn’t have him.

I’ve realized what I feel. He knew it before I did. Only one question remains:

Is he capable of feeling the same way?

Zeth

Secrets are a prison, and I have been behind bars for years. Sloane Romera has been turning keys in all of my locks, throwing light on corners of my mind that I thought would forever be shrouded in darkness. Or at least I had hoped would be.

I have done so many wrongs in this life, and yet this woman has forgiven me. She’s done something I never thought possible—she has learned to understand me, and she hasn’t run. She’s amazed me. She’s saved me. She’s fallen in love with me.

If it’s within my power, I’m about to do the same for her

DAWN C’s 5 star review

I’m going to try and keep this as clean as possible….. Holy Crap!! Holy Crap!! Holy friggin Crap. This book might just be the best one yet. It picked up right where it left off without missing a beat. It has more action, passion and intrigue then most movies. Heart in your throat… Heart pounding action. Just when you think you can take a breath, BAM… something else goes down. Even with many questions being answered, there are EVEN more twists with more questions. Keeping you on your toes and guessing.
Zeth, Zeth, Zeth.. Just when I thought I could not love him more, BAM again!! I have fallen insanely in love with this man. He is evolving and changing all the for the better. You do get to see a softer side but he’s still tough as nails, take no bull. Still fighting his demons inside.
No spoilers, so I will just say, there are two pivotal parts that brought me to my knees, knocked the wind out of my lungs and left my mouth hanging open. Just wait…  When you read them, you will agree.
Sloane, that is my girl! She has really come into her own. She has left the scared and reserved girl behind. Her true colors are showing. She one tough chick. Zeth has met his match. Their relationship is nowhere near a traditional fairytale but it works for them. Throwing all sense out the window and hitting the gas pedal baby! Their passion is off the chart right along with their mental and emotional connection too.  Can Sloane open Zeth’s heart? Can he give her every thing she needs?
Sloane, Zeth, Michael and Lacey have become one messed up deviant family. Trusting and relying on one another. Connections and relationships are stronger. But there is still lots of uncertainty and trouble surrounding them. Back to square one, what will happen next??? Every time I finish a book in the series, I am left NEEDING MORE. I am consumed and addicted. I’m going to be devastated when this series ends……oh Zeth!!!! Callie what have you done to me??

 

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COVER REVEAL**The Exception**Adriana Locke

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Release Day: September 18th 2014


Synopsis:

They say there is an exception to every rule…

Jada Stanley is starting over, refusing to repeat her past mistakes. Everything is going great until she meets Cane Alexander. He is gorgeous, cocky, and everything she needs to avoid.

Cane lives within a set of carefully constructed guidelines to ensure his life remains uncomplicated. When he sets his eyes on Jada, all of his rules are called into question.

As their worlds become intertwined, they find it impossible to stay away from each other. Will they be able to maintain the rules they’ve created to protect their hearts? Or will they make an exception?

Goodreads Link:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22700018-the-exception?from_search=true

 

CANE QUOTE PICExcerpt: 

Prologue

 

CANE

If I close my eyes, maybe she’ll disappear.

That was amazing. So good, Cane.”

Maybe not.

The woman nestled against me, her hand draping across my body. She stroked my skin, the intimacy of the action curling my stomach.

I switched on the bedside lamp, letting my eyes adjust to the bright light. Glancing at the clock, I pushed her hand away.

It’s not too late. She can still go home.

Sitting up, I swung my legs over the side of the bed; my body groaned in response. I stretched my arms overhead in an attempt to work some life back into my exhausted muscles.

This girl was a decent choice for a last minute decision. Memories of her contorted in a variety of wicked ways, screaming my name, made my dick harden again.

Do you want me to get us something to eat?” she asked.

Her nails grazed down my back and I moved out of her reach. Her touch, like her voice, was more annoying than I remembered it being a few hours earlier.

That’s because you just dumped a load.

I twisted around. Her blonde hair was spread across my pillows, black makeup smeared across her face. A part of me wanted to tell her she looked like hell, but a bigger part of me didn’t care enough to point it out. I just needed her gone.

She rolled onto her back, cheap perfume wafting through the air. She pulled the sheets tight around her body.

I’m going to have to do laundry. Hell, I’ll probably just have to burn the sheets to get rid of that smell.

I was thinking I would grab us some hamburgers. I could pick up some things for breakfast while I’m out.”

I cringed at the implications saturating her voice. “You’re going to need to tone that shit down.”

What are you talking about?”

Look, I have things to do tonight.” Her face was familiar but her name—not so much.

Oh, that’s fine. I can just wait here while you do what you need to do.” She flashed me her biggest smile and settled back into the sheets, looking way too comfortable in my bed.

No. You’re going to need to get up, get dressed, and go home.” I massaged my temples with my fingertips, a migraine inching its way into my skull.

For fuck’s sake! Why isn’t this ever as easy as they make it out to be? Maybe I should get them to sign some shit, a ‘This is a Fuck and Only a Fuck’ disclaimer or something.

I really have no plans for tomorrow, Cane.” She licked her lips, still swollen from moments before.

We discussed this. We fuck. You leave. You know this.”

She had the nerve to look hurt.

I didn’t think you were going to say that once we were done.”

It was amazing. It is always amazing with me.” I flashed her a grin and literally watched her swoon.

That never gets old.

Look, I don’t do this ‘sex and a sandwich’ thing, but that is not a newsflash.”

But …”

Why does it feel like we’ve been here before?” Frustration took over and I took a deep breath, trying to keep myself calm. All I needed was a hot little body to dump my stress into for a little while and I had made no illusions otherwise. She agreed to this before she followed me home.

Why does it have to be complicated now? I ran my fingers through my short blond hair, scrubbing my scalp in annoyance.

When I was here a few months ago, we had lunch, too. Remember? We sat out on the patio.”

Remember her face. Do not triple dip this one.

You don’t understand how this works.” I glanced at her reclining against my pillows and fought hard to not sound as brusque as I felt. “I have a bunch of shit to do. You really need to go.”

She sighed dramatically as she got up and found her jeans on the floor. I watched her ass jiggle as she pulled them on slowly, undoubtedly for my benefit.

It worked.

I had to restrain myself from grabbing her and fucking her one more time, just for good measure.

That is only going to make getting her out of here even harder and she simply isn’t good enough to waste any more time on.

Instead, I sat and enjoyed the show. She turned to face me as she pulled her shirt over her head, her eyes never leaving mine. She tucked her bra in her purse.

With a final glance over her shoulder, presumably to give me time to change my mind, she was gone.

And I was alone again—just the way I liked it.

10417535_410952569047862_7436604482570084096_nAbout the Author:

Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own. The Exception is Adriana’s debut novel and will be released on September 18th.

Adriana lives in the Midwest with her family. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. Her favorite things include sunshine, candy, and random quotes. Please contact Adriana at www.adrianalocke.com. She loves to hear from readers.

 

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8379774.Adriana_Locke

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