Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Raunchy, Rude Reader's Blog Giveaway!


Review - 'Damage Control' by JW Stacks


Review 

Jennifer and Mike were friends but they were secretly in love with one another back in high school. He left for the Navy while she stayed home in the little town of Mercy Ridge. He returned after several years and they meet up again after she has car trouble. He’s living with a secret and she’s a reporter, determined to find out the truth. What she learns, however, wasn’t what she expected.
This sweet story focuses on second chances and a love that never died. I really enjoyed watching Jen and Mike come to terms with their past, work through his emotional problems, and look forward to a future together.
Story flowed smoothly with no typos that I noticed. I like JW’s writing style and I look forward to reading more of the author’s work.
4 Stars


Disclaimer - Thank you, JW Stacks, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason. 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Review - 'Always on Christmas' by Jackie Marilla


Review 

Emma and her daughter Ally move to Hawaii after Emma inherited an old cabin in her mother’s will. Emma struggles for everything she has—she doesn’t like to accept help—but help comes anyway in the form of her sexy new neighbor Hank. Her daughter is instantly crazy about him but Emma pushes him away because she doesn’t want anyone to help her through rough times. 
Although I respect her pride and independence streak, I think Emma made a foolish choice which nearly cost her and Ally their lives. Then Hank to the rescue. 
The story is well written and flowed smoothly. I love the scenery descriptions and wish the book would’ve been longer. Hank and Emma make a wonderful couple, Ally is just precious and the ending scene is sooooo sweet. 
4 Stars 

Disclaimer - Thank you, Jackie Marilla, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason. 

Review - 'Lesson Plan for Love' by Jackie Marilla


Review 

Kristin moves to Mercy Ridge for a fresh start as the new third grade teacher. Chad’s girlfriend broke up with him the day before but he instantly gets over her as soon as he sees Kristin. She moves into a small cabin on Chad’s parents’ property and she lets him know right away that she just wants to be friends (that she can’t be in a relationship but she secretly wants him anyway) after he hits on her. Everyone keeps telling him she’s a keeper and Chad pursues her even though he thinks she’s not interested. When he finds out her secret, he’s devastated and believes she lied to him. Although I’d already guessed what her secret was, I didn’t expect him to act so callous and childish. She tried to explain even though she did nothing wrong but he wouldn’t act like a mature adult and listen to her until days later after his mom talked to him. Then they finally hash it out.
This sweet, clean romance is definitely very clean—meaning the couple doesn’t even kiss until the last scene of the book. The writing flowed smoothly and I enjoyed the story for the most part, except for Chad’s reaction to a mistake Kristin made a year ago.
I look forward to reading more books in the series (all books are standalones).
4 Stars

Disclaimer - Thank you, Jackie Marilla, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason. 



Cover Reveal - 'Vampiracy: Crimson Savior' by Isabella Tredway

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 Vampiracy: Crimson Savior

 Hell’s Guardian Chronicles

  Book One

 Isabella Tredway

 Synopsis: Zyra Falls is a Hunter, for the L.P.V.O."Lilith Prodigy Vampire Organization," one of a group of vampires who's true objective is to capture and turn over dangerous vampires known only as "Mystics or Arcain users" to the mysterious Labyrinth. For now Zyra must attend the Ivashka Vampire Academy and protect the Lugat from the evil Varacolaci who threaten to exterminate them. But Zyra is haunted in visions to rescue a vampire who is captured by the evil Queen Velika. How will Zyra save this mysterious girl? And will she survive to complete her training and become a true Hunter?

Links 

Facebook Vampiracy Series Page: https://www.facebook.com/vampiracy

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Bio: Isabella Tredway is the author of NA/YA urban fantasy novels for teens. Born and raised in Colorado, she works on her two series full-time. A Gemini who became inspired to become a writer after reading novels by: Holly Black: Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, S.D. Perry: Resident Evil Series, and Richelle Mead: Vampire Academy and Bloodlines Series. A life-long reader, Isabella has always had a fascination with the supernatural and the paranormal, as well as folklore. She enjoys watching creepy ghost shows and is obsessed with Anime. She attended college but due to her learning disabilities, she failed English and Math so she dropped out and started working on her Manga comic book and writing Anime stories.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Winter Heat Blog Hop - Nov 24-Dec 5


It's cold outside but toasty in the bedroom! 
Win an ebook copy of either A Hero's Heart or Mistletoe in the City (your choice). These Christmas books are guaranteed to keep you all warm and bothered. 


A Hero's Heart 

When it comes to revenge, nothing is sacred, not even Christmas.

DEA field agent Jarrett Brandt returned home on his Harley Davidson to visit his brother's grave, not to reconnect with his first true love.

Now widowed with a son, Marissa Reinn Brandt expected nothing from the one who broke her heart-the twin brother of the man she married-but when her son offered him a place to stay for Christmas, she agreed for son's benefit. As they rekindled the flames of love that once bound them together, an enemy from his past and a trusted mentor from his present threatened to destroy everything they held dear.


Mistletoe in the City 

Krista Hartley never expected the unrequited love of her life, the irresistible Derek Weston, to work as the groundskeeper at the apartment building she just moved into. They barely spoke in high school but now, three years after graduation, they tore at each other’s clothes and jumped into bed together at every opportunity. 

A Christmas miracle drew Krista back into Derek’s life but then another woman threatened their whirlwind romance. With just days to Christmas, he vowed to win back her heart and trust, and prove his innocence once and for all.

Giveaway 

An ebook copy of A Hero's Heart or Mistletoe in the City (your choice) 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Review - 'Drawn into Christmas 2' by JW Stacks


Review 

We met Alise at the end of the first book. She’s an elf in Santa’s workshop who distrusts Santa’s girlfriend, Becky. In book 2, she learns to trust Becky and they become friends/allies against Captain Superior who wants to steal a magical device from the North Pole/Workshop. The main character is this story was Alise, and then Becky. The men played a second string role—Becky’s man Kris (Santa) and Alise’s man Sir Richard—which took me by surprise.
I wonder if there will be a book 3 because I have a few unanswered questions. To not give too much of the story away, Becky did something Kris probably won’t approve of and they need to discuss it (if I was Kris, I’d be very mad and hurt).
I received an ARC from the author and he pre-warned me about a few typos and formatting issues in the story. It should be fixed in the final ebook copy. Other than that, the story flowed well and I enjoyed JW’s third person narrative.
I look forward to reading more stories by this author.
4 Stars.

Disclaimer - Thank you, JW Stacks, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason. 

Review - 'Drawn into Christmas 1' by JW Stacks


Review

Becky withdrew from the world and her family as a teenager because she developed unusual powers. Whatever she imagined or drew on paper came to life, but only for a temporary time. She told no one—afraid that she might hurt someone or they’d lock her up in a padded room—and her gifts have strengthened as she’s matured in age. She works as a comic-book artist, dislikes Christmas because she’s estranged from her parents and gets drunk alone on Christmas Eve night. She draws a sexy Santa and then he appears. The figment of her imagination has a mind of his own and turns Becky’s already chaotic world upside down. Hot sex and love blooms between her and Kris (Santa) and she hopes he’s there to stay. When he disappeared as all the other men she’d drawn/imagined did, she’s determined to get him back.
I’ve had this story on my Kindle for a while but I finally read it in preparation of the sequel that’s just come out. I really liked this story even though I usually don’t like first person narrative. The writing flowed well, kept me entertained and I only noticed a few typos. I don’t understand why there weren’t any chapter headings (the entire story is one long chapter) but it didn’t bother me much since the story was so short anyway.
Overall, the story is a great read and it certainly jogs the imagination.
I can’t wait to find out what happens in the sequel.
4 Stars.

Disclaimer - I am a reader. I bought this book. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason.  


Review - 'The Spirit Path' by Tammy Tate


Review 

Nicole goes horseback riding with her faithful gelding, Buck, and her dog, Harley. After an accident where she falls from the horse and hits her head, she wakes up in the same environment that’s totally different. There she meets Flaming Arrow, a Sioux Indian, and he takes her back to his village (well, he takes her to a romantic waterfall near the village where they stay for a few days). Even though she believes she’s dreaming that she went back in time, she falls in love with Flaming Arrow. After a second accident, she wakes back up in the present day.
Some reviewers on here complained that Nicole fell for Flaming Arrow too fast—they had sex too soon after meeting—and that she didn’t panic enough when she realized she went back in time. I would’ve agreed with that IF Nicole believed what was happening to her was real. Instead, she thought it was all a dream and she was in a coma. So, to Nicole, why not have a little fun?
This story is part one of three. The ending is a cliffhanger since Nicole and Flaming Arrow’s story continues in the next two books.
Other than a few typos and the author occasionally ‘telling’ the story instead of ‘showing’ it, I enjoyed this book and found myself engrossed in the world Nicole woke up in (the year was 1812).
I look forward to the other stories in the series.
4 Stars.

Disclaimer - Thank you, Tammy Tate, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason. This review is my personal opinion about the book, not about the author or shipment methods. 



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review - 'Cowshed Christmas' by Lexie Stewart



Review 

Ben and Rebecca have been married for ten years but their marriage is falling apart due to lack of communication. They act happy in front of their kids but it’s all a sham. Rebecca’s sister takes the kids to a resort for Christmas and Ben and Rebecca are supposed to meet them there in a few days. Instead, they get lost on the way, run out of gas and take shelter in an abandoned cowshed that they decorate for Christmas.
I enjoyed this book because I don’t often read stories about couples already in love and married. It was a refreshing change of pace. I became teary-eyed quite a bit, especially in the beginning of the story, and I wanted to shake some sense into both Ben and Rebecca for acting so foolish and scared—they just needed to talk! When they finally did, however, I felt so happy for them and I kept thinking it was about damn time.
Although I enjoyed the book, I sometimes felt confused because of all the head-hopping. From Ben’s POV, to Rebecca’s and then back to Ben’s, unnecessary POV shifts occurred in the same scene/chapter without proper scene breaks. At one point of the story, we jump into Jessica’s head (Rebecca’s sister). I may have read an ARC—which would account for why the editor didn’t fix the head-hopping—but I’m not sure.
Despite this issue, I really did enjoy the book. It was a beautiful love story of a couple in a rut who found their way back to one another in the most unexpected of places.
4 Stars.

Disclaimer - Thank you, Lexie Stewart, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason. 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Review - 'Off Duty Christmas' by Tammy Tate


Review

Although this story featured characters in law enforcement, I’m glad ‘fighting bad guys’ wasn’t part of the plot. Instead, the characters seemed like regular, everyday people and I liked that the story was sweet and fun, not action-based. 
Two cops, one dispatcher and a game warden go camping together over Christmas. The main characters, Kaitlyn and Bryce (dispatcher and game warden), are thrust together and romance blooms. Kaitlyn lost her parents when she was 18—it’s hard for her to trust and love again in fear she might lose her loved ones—but she’s attracted to Bryce beyond belief. We don’t learn much about Bryce’s past, other than he grew up on a horse farm, (I wanted to know more!) but he’s a kind, honest man any woman would be lucky to have.
There were a few formatting issues, punctuation mistakes and weak transitions from chapter to chapter but I read an ARC so it's understandable. Other than those minor errors that could be fixed with a good proofread and edit, the book flowed well and kept me entertained.
I enjoyed this story and I plan to check out more books from the author. 

4 Stars. 

Disclaimer - Thank you, Tammy Tate, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason. 

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Review - 'The Bed and Breakfast Man' by Amanda Ward


Review 

This short, sweet story is all about finding love, forgiving yourself for past mistakes and moving on from those mistakes. Christian and his granddaughter stay at a bed and breakfast for Christmas and they meet Joy who owns the B&B. This is the first book I’ve read with older characters falling in love (she’s 48 and he’s in his 50’s) but you learn that, no matter your age, love is still love and you’re never too old to have fun. 

They’ve both made mistakes and experienced devastating losses. Christian has moved on better in my opinion than Joy, but I believe that’s because he has a loving granddaughter in his life while Joy has no one. Their relationship starts off fast, a little too fast for Joy, but a sweet and romantic love blossoms between them. This story is a feel-good romance I’m sure many women could relate to. 
I believe I received an ARC due to a few punctuation errors and random dashes scattered throughout the book. The story is written by a British author and, as an American reader, I felt a little confused at times due to various British words and phrases I’m unfamiliar with. This didn’t take away from the story, per se, but I did have to re-read a few sections to understand what was said or what had happened. 
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading more by Amanda Ward. 
4 Stars. 

Disclaimer - Thank you, Amanda Ward, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Spirit Path Book1 book trailer

On my To Read list--- I should get to it within the week. 
So excited! 

Blog Tour - 'Felix' by Elizabeth Reyes

Title: Felix (5th Street, #5)
Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2014
Synopsis

They say the only good thing about hitting rock bottom is that it can't get any worse . . . or can it? 

World famous boxing champ, Felix Sanchez, had it all—the fame, the fortune, and all the women any man could ask for. When the hours of partying followed by hours spent in court and in rehab begin to outnumber the hours he spends training, losing his title comes as no surprise to everyone. The world assumes he deserved to lose it.

Only those closest to Felix know the real truth behind his sudden downward spiral. And if Felix has his way, no one else ever will. With an uncertain future ahead of him, he heads back to his roots—5th Street—the gym that started it all for him. It's where he meets the humble but mighty little Ms. Ella.

The only times Felix had ever decided to forgo the usual meaningless fling and try a real relationship he was burned badly. Now the adorable but tenacious self-defense instructor has him considering this love thing one more time.

Then just when he begins to worry that his past is letting his possessive and jaded heart get the best of him, he's blindsided in the most brutal way—he's brought to his knees—to what could be the one low in his life he may never recover from.

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 Excerpt  

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 About Elizabeth 

"I write because I must. It's not a choice or a pastime, it's an unyielding calling and my passion." ~Elizabeth Reyes~

USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel FOREVER MINE (MORENO BROTHERS #1) in 2010 she has since published six more in that series, FOREVER YOURS, SWEET SOFIE, WHEN YOU WERE MINE, ALWAYS BEEN MINE, ROMERO and MAKING YOU MINE, with more stories about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She's also published a second series, 5th Street which includes, NOAH, GIO, HECTOR, ABEL. FELIX the fifth in the series is scheduled to release November 13th 2014. Her Moreno Brother's spinoff series FATE includes FATE, & BREAKING BRANDON, there is also more of this series still to come. Her latest release and first in a brand new series is DESERT HEAT about the diverse but equally sexy Santiago Brothers living in Las Vegas.

When she's not writing (which is rare)she spends as much time as she can with her husband of over twenty years, two teen children, Great Dane, Dexter and big fat lazy cat, Tyson.


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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Release Day - 'Unexpected Chances' by A.M. Willard

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 Blurb: Tabitha Michaelson took an oath year’s ago to lock her heart and throw away the key. She’s spent years keeping up the fa├žade of being happy. Tabitha works, dates and parties with her brother Seth. Burying herself into a world of her own, she never expected to take a chance on a stranger.

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 Carter Northwood’s life turned upside down the day he turned eighteen. Forced by family he made a decision that changed his life. Years of lies and unhappiness has left him bitter on humanity. Carter doesn't see a way out of what could hold him back on taking a chance.

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 An unexpected meeting leads two broken hearts together, but will their lives be destroyed by deceit?

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 Can two broken hearts take a chance at true love?

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 Does Carter deserve a chance to find true love? Or is it too late for a fresh start?

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 A.M. Willard Bio 

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A.M. Willard is an Indie author who released her first novella on April 12, 2014. It was the first in a series with One More Night, which released May 21, 2014 and Forever Night, which released August 2, 2014. The One Night series is adult romance with steamy scenes! 

A.M. is an avid reader of all genres including but not limited to mystery, romance, and erotica. Her love of all thing's literature has helped her carry out her dreams of becoming a published author. A.M. is one of the luckiest ladies in love, marrying her high school sweetheart 17 years ago! Twelve years ago they were blessed with a baby boy, who about a year ago was diagnosed with Autism and Asperger's syndrome. A.M. and her husband have learned so much about life after looking at the world through their sons eyes. He has strengthened A.M. and is her inspiration and hero. 

A.M. got her love of books and reading from two of her favorite authors Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. When she's not connecting and chatting with her fans and followers she can be found sailing with her friends and family. Her family fans and followers push her to write even more and keep her going! 

Look forward to future novellas from this up and coming author!    


 Social Media Links 

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Blog – Website http://amwillard.com/ 



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Release Blitz - 'Felix' by Elizabeth Reyes

Title: Felix (5th Street, #5)
Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2014
Synopsis

They say the only good thing about hitting rock bottom is that it can't get any worse . . . or can it? 

World famous boxing champ, Felix Sanchez, had it all—the fame, the fortune, and all the women any man could ask for. When the hours of partying followed by hours spent in court and in rehab begin to outnumber the hours he spends training, losing his title comes as no surprise to everyone. The world assumes he deserved to lose it.

Only those closest to Felix know the real truth behind his sudden downward spiral. And if Felix has his way, no one else ever will. With an uncertain future ahead of him, he heads back to his roots—5th Street—the gym that started it all for him. It's where he meets the humble but mighty little Ms. Ella.

The only times Felix had ever decided to forgo the usual meaningless fling and try a real relationship he was burned badly. Now the adorable but tenacious self-defense instructor has him considering this love thing one more time.

Then just when he begins to worry that his past is letting his possessive and jaded heart get the best of him, he's blindsided in the most brutal way—he's brought to his knees—to what could be the one low in his life he may never recover from.

Buy Links 

Amazon UK paperback → http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1502495511

✯ Grab the rest of the series ✯
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✯ About Elizabeth ✯

"I write because I must. It's not a choice or a pastime, it's an unyielding calling and my passion." ~Elizabeth Reyes~

USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel FOREVER MINE (MORENO BROTHERS #1) in 2010 she has since published six more in that series, FOREVER YOURS, SWEET SOFIE, WHEN YOU WERE MINE, ALWAYS BEEN MINE, ROMERO and MAKING YOU MINE, with more stories about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She's also published a second series, 5th Street which includes, NOAH, GIO, HECTOR, ABEL. FELIX the fifth in the series is scheduled to release November 13th 2014. Her Moreno Brother's spinoff series FATE includes FATE, & BREAKING BRANDON, there is also more of this series still to come. Her latest release and first in a brand new series is DESERT HEAT about the diverse but equally sexy Santiago Brothers living in Las Vegas.

When she's not writing (which is rare)she spends as much time as she can with her husband of over twenty years, two teen children, Great Dane, Dexter and big fat lazy cat, Tyson.


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