Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Good Girls Don’t Date Rock Stars by Codi Gary

Title: Good girls Don't Date Rock Stars

Author: Codi Gary
Series: Rock Canyon Romance #2
Genre: Romance
Rating: ★★★★.☆ 


Gemma Carlson didn't plan on waking up married.

She also didn't count on running into her old flame—and her son's father-turned-country rock star—Travis Bowers, followed by a night of drunken dares. Apparently one of those involved a ring on her finger and a vow … neither of which she intends to keep. Now with a hangover from hell, this good-girl-gone-bad knows there's just one thing to do: run.

Travis has been all over the world, but Gemma has never been far from his thoughts. So when they had the chance to catch up over a few drinks, he didn't hesitate. Of course, he didn't expect it would lead to marriage, or a runaway bride! Travis finally has a second chance and doesn't plan on losing Gemma again—or the son he didn't know he had. He proposes, albeit belatedly, a date. Or rather, a few. If they can make this marriage work by starting over, he stays. If not …

Gemma's not interested; she's got a son to protect and a heart to heal. But having Travis around could make both a little easier. Still, good girls don't date rock stars . . . right?

Donna's Thoughts:

Teenagers Travis Bower and Gemma Carlson are in love! Travis is an aspiring musician and Gemma has helped him launch his career. He knows that they can make their relationship work even while he is on tour. “He’d told her it didn’t matter how far away he was, his heart was with her, and it seemed like she’d believed him.” Only problem was, she was pregnant and when she met him on tour to tell him things didn’t go so well. Ten years later they bump into each other in Las Vegas.

I enjoyed this book even though Travis is a country singer and not what I would call a “rock star”, but he’s sexy so I’ll get over that. The drama that ensues is realistic enough to be believable and the chemistry between these two is steamy. There are emotional parts, funny parts and sexy parts in this book; it has a little bit of everything! This is the second book in this series by Cody Grey and I would definitely read more. I give this book 4.5 stars and 3 hands down the pants.

About the Author:

From the time she could put a Disney Book cassette into her little stereo, and read along, books have held a fantastic distraction. When she was eleven, she decided she wanted to be one of those magical people that brought stories to life. Devouring a book a day sometimes, her first romance novel stuck with me. She'd always been a sucker for a happy ending (and the great romantic gesture)and that's what she try to put into her stories. she is so honored to be a part of Avon, and is so excited to have her own dreams coming true.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Blaze (Storm MC #2.5) By Nina Levine

Blaze (Storm MC #2.5)

Author: Nina Levine
Publication Date: End of April 2014


Forever is a long time and takes a lot of hard work.
For twelve years, Madison and J's love story has been wild and uncontrollable. Their road to love has been full of breathtaking highs and devastating lows. Finally, they’ve found each other again and have both sworn that this time it will be forever.
Theirs is an everlasting love.
Or, is it?
Can forever be an impossible dream when two people are as headstrong as these two? Or will the deep love they have for each other win out and give them the forever they've fought hard for?

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Book #1 - Storm


Book #2 Fierce


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Fire in his eyes & Afraid to love By MJ Nightingale

Title: Fire In his Eyes
Author: MJ Nightingale
Series: Secrets & Seduction #1
Buy Links: Amazon
Rating: ★★★★


At thirty years old Monica is about to discover real passion for the first time in her life. A chance encounter in a Tampa bar brings Victor into her life. Sexy as hell, secretive, and incredible in bed, Monica is overwhelmed in every way by this ex-military man who introduces her to all kinds of new and exciting experiences.

Monica is a school teacher who longs to experience the joy and thrill of passion. She has battled a past filled with trauma, and depression. Finally free of her fears and guilt, she begins to explore. That is when she meets Victor, a man who has his own demons to battle and secrets to keep. When he meets innocent Monica, he wants to experience all he can with her. She is innocent, yet willing; barely touched, but incredibly passionate. Victor's past has scarred him, and despite his feelings he keeps Monica at a distance. Why? Because he fears those secrets will destroy them.

But, Monica and Victor are soul mates. They have the same hot passions. Will they find their happiness with each other? You must read to find that out. But, they most assuredly do find pleasure.

Catarina Thoughts:

This book had me from the start. Monica hasn't been in a relationship in a long time and doesn't feel safe because of what happened when she was young, it take her sister Ana to take her out to a club for her to find happiness. In walks Victor everything Monica needs in an a man, but he has a secret. Monica and Victor are ment for each other.

 Nightingale writes about reality I couldn't put it down. It make you believe in soulmates. I found myself wondering what Victor's secret was, going through every possible reason why he was keeping Monica at arms length. It showed me pride could destroy your happiness and I want to slap Victor so many times so I could knock some sense into him. Nightingale knows how to suck you in to the this story. You feel the love the pain and every emotion in between.

Title: Afraid to Love
Author: MJ Nightingale
Series: Secrets & Seduction #2
Genre: Romance
Buy Links: Amazon B&N
Rating: ★★★★


Learning to trust again is the hardest thing to do.

Ana Perrot is crazy. Crazy about sex, and pleasing her lovers. She is passionate and as fiery as her red hair. She eats men like air. She is also willing to submit to any man anywhere. But outside of the bedroom, Ana is an independent woman who lives her own life by her own rules. And, her biggest rule . . . she won’t do long term relationships. She refuses to fall in love . . . again.

Teddy O’Rourke is an easy going, laid back Tampa bartender at one of the most popular clubs in town. All about family and enjoying life including all the women that throw themselves at his feet, he has no problems finding willing partners. His football player body, his personality, his warm hazel eyes all ooze sex appeal. He is the perfect package in every way for a woman like Ana, well for any woman really. An ex-cop, his instincts tell him Ana is one hell of a woman, but she is wounded and scarred by the past. What are her secrets? What will make her trust him? Why is she so afraid to love?

A one night stand, that is full of surprises for Teddy, opens his eyes to new possibilities. A single man enjoying his freedom meets his match in the bedroom, and elsewhere. He sees a future with Ana, a counselor for troubled youth. But could she be persuaded to fall . . . and to trust again?

Catarina's Thoughts:

M.J. Nightingale has done it again. Afraid to Love is Ana's story, Ana doesn't do relationships, and runs away when things get to serious. She has secrets and feels no one will want her when they find out about them. So she enjoys having sex with men but won't commit. Teddy is a bartender and has secrets of his own when he and Ana meet they feel connection. You will fall in love with Ana and Teddy and find that you can relate to Ana in a lot of different ways. You will feel her doubts about revealing her secrets and wander what Teddy is hiding it when he reveals how he feels you will stand in his corner and really want Ana to stop running, stop trying to run. 

 M.J. Nightingale shows us how fragile relationships can be and how hard we will fight to be with the one we love. Her writing shows us that unconditional love does exisist and that we just need too trust our gut instinct and believe we are worthy of happiness. I just loved how this book went though the roller coaster of emotions and how Ana finally excepts herself. You will fall in love with the support characters and encourage them to Help Ana and Teddy. I would give this book 4 stars and I don't think you will be disappointed when you read this.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Permanent By Kim Carmichael


What is Permanent?

Always on the outside looking in, accountant, Lindsay Stevens, has calculated her transformation from a small town, nerdy bookkeeper to a sleek, high-powered accountant down to the last penny. With all her checks finally in balance, she moves to California to start a new life free of her embarrassing past she never wants revealed.

As Hollywood's hottest tattoo artist, Shane Elliott thrives on standing out. Charismatic and free of commitments, he travels through life with a wink and a smile, hiding the letters he receives from the IRS as if they don't exist. Now with bills to pay and tax collectors breathing down his back, for the first time in his life Shane can't charm his way out of his situation. However, when his new neighbor literally falls into his life, he knows he has struck gold once again.

Though Lindsay tries to keep her distance, she suddenly finds herself trying to hide her true self as she thrust into a world she doesn't think she belongs, but can't resist. In his good-time life, Shane must discover there is more to life than a party if he wants something more.

With their lives intertwined, the two must learn accept each other, themselves and their love.

Worlds collide as they decide what is truly permanent.

Permanent is the first book in the Indelibly Marked Series that follows the lives and loves of those surrounding Permanent Tattoo.


She didn’t realize she’d held her breath until her lungs demanded air and she gasped and grabbed Shane’s leg. When her hand grazed across his jeans, she swore she’d never felt anything quite so supple and pliable, a well-worn fine nap not unlike the most expensive velvet beneath her fingertips. Beneath his jeans she could clearly make out the definition of his toned thigh. The contrast of textures overloaded her senses. “Did you know the 5 freeway and the Golden State freeway are the same?”

He chuckled but didn’t move away from her. In fact, his dark blue eyes stared so intently that she studied his arm tattoos. One thing about Shane was that every part of him was interesting to look at.

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Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.


The Bare Bones By Layla Wolfe

Title: The Bare Bones
Author: Layla Wolfe
Genre: Dark Romance
Series:  The Bare Bones MC #1
Buy links: Amazon Goodreads
Rating: ★★★★


If you ain’t living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room.

The rose-colored illusion of Madison Shellmound’s girlish crush on biker Ford Illuminati is stomped into smithereens by his crude, perverse father Cropper, Bare Bones club President. Fearing Ford will kill Cropper if he finds out, Madison flees town, becoming an upstanding cardiology nurse.

Madison and Ford have an ill-fated, star-crossed love that will last their lifetimes. Ford is a lifer in a different sort of enterprise, the gritty full-throttle club of guns, blood, and allegiance to his brothers.

Twelve years and several tours of SEAL duty later, Ford is thrust back into Madison’s arms on the worst day of his life. Madison’s prospect brother Speed has screwed up big-time and owes the club his life. She offers herself to Cropper as a sacrificial lamb to save Speed.

But how long until the fiery, full-on outlaw Ford discovers that the woman he loves was treated like a degraded slave by his own father? Well, meet the new boss. He’s not the same as the old boss

Donnas Thoughts:

Madison Shellmound did not have a good childhood. She was lucky if she had food to eat, clothes to wear or water to wash in. That is until her mom hooked up with Cropper, president of the Bare Bones MC. When he and his son Ford moved in life got better, well for a while at least.

Ford Illuminati only knows the MC life, he was raised in it. By seventeen he is a fully patched in member and he sports a filthy few patch for killing someone. Ford is handsome and all the ladies like him, he’s also tough so NO ONE messes with him.

Can these two messed up kids be each other’s saving grace?  Or will that kind of life be too much for Madison? I recommend you read this book to find out. I happen to LOVE motorcycle club books, honestly how makes a better bad boy book boyfriend then a touch, tattooed motorcycle riding hot guy? This story is written from both characters points of view which is always a plus to me. The story line in this book can be disturbing, but it is necessary. The sex is steamy most of the characters are likable, even lovable and it’s a good mix of romance and nitty gritty club life. I give this book a 4 with 3 hands down the pants.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Author Spotlight:PAMELA ANN



Lily Alexander was always in love with Drake Tatum before she even knew what love meant. One fated night during one of their family vacations, Lily gave her virginity to Drake.

After that magical night, Drake and Lily avoided each other successfully for eight years. Upon their parent’s meddling, the two suddenly had to face each other—working side by side.

Sparks fly. Eyes devouring each other. The sudden impact of being in each other’s orbit was electrifying.

Drake wants to consume Lily almost immediately. But to what extent?

Will Lily surrender again to the man who once broke her heart?




Balancing married life and running a business could be beyond tiresome, but Lily was bent on making both sides of her life thriving and happy, and she did. For a while anyway.
Perfect life.
Perfect husband.
Could we really have it all?






I always thought I was going to end up marrying Lucy, the woman I loved with my entire existence. Unfortunately, the woman staring back at me, readying to say our vows wasn’t the blue-eyed woman I loved. She was the woman who was chasing after my best friend, but we somehow ended up on the damn altar in a church in Madrid.

Lucy gave up on me you see. Love and hate were both shone in her eyes when she pleaded for me to cancel this farcical union. All I needed was for her to say it—for her to tell me that she loved me. But what did she do? She walked away…for the second time.

That truly gutted me. I knew then that she would never choose me, nor would she fight for me—or for the love we once so profoundly shared.

But seeing her again in Rome months later twisted me inside out, because time didn’t make my feelings ebb away. In fact, it was rotting in me, slowly poisoning everything I once cherished, loved and believed.

Could I risk myself again? Or should I just let bygones be bygones and walk away just as she had done?





Trista Stevens

Things went quickly sour with the already married Harry when she found out their affair had a bigger repercussion. Heartbroken, she had to do what was best for everyone.

Just as planned, she and Lindsey went to visit Emma in Greece. Trista thought this vacation was going to be a way for her to heal and come to terms with of the gargantuan mistakes she’s made in the past.

Taylor Montgomery thought himself a rational man, but meeting the fiery Trista made him think twice. Yet, her mask slips once in awhile. She carried pain and secrets hidden from within. Her fire and vulnerability made him want to protect her all the more. But Trista wouldn’t have any of it.

One thing Trista should know about the indispensable man though. He's not the kind who gives up easily.

Come what may.





Warning: Due to heavy adult content, this book is only recommended to MATURE readers. Certain settings contain graphic depictions of violence with trigger-inducing scenes.

This is book one of the House Of Aces Series.
Can you put a price on a human being?
Can you put a price on love?
In the Katana family, a price must always be paid, be it with currency or a life.
Bombarded by a house full of dark secrets, abuse, a never ending sequence of lies, and with no one to trust, how can one survive a harsh world full of deception and trickery?



This is a story about firsts—love, hate and agony.

Olivia Taylor’s life turned upside down when she found out her mother was moving into her boyfriend’s home. The glitch? The boyfriend had a son named Greyson—the guy she loathed more than anything.

Greyson Edwards was your typical arrogant self-entitled jerk. He loved to taunt and tease Olivia. But the more time they got to spend together, the more complicated things became.

Will these two stubborn folks ever figure things out?

Will they let themselves feel what was truly boiling underneath the angst and unveil the passion that’s only a mere kiss away?



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