The Thrill of It

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A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction. Blackmail. And Power…

Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it’s the thing that makes life worth living. Let me tell you everything I know about love…Love isn’t patient, love isn’t kind. Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight for themselves. At least that’s how it was for me. A high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love and to sex. Even though I’ve never had either. I controlled love, played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands. Then I fell down from those highs, and I’m being blackmailed for all my mistakes, forced to keep secrets from everyone, except the only guy I don’t regret.

Trey…

With all the other women, I knew what they were. They were temporary. They were pills, they were bottles, they took away all the pain, and numbed the awful memories that wore down my ragged, wasted heart. Until I met Harley. She’s the only girl I ever missed when she walked away. But now she’s back in my life, every day, and there are no guarantees for us, especially since I don’t know how to tell her my secrets. What happened to my family. All I know is she’s the closest I’ve ever come to something real, and I want to feel every second of it.

How can you love with no regrets when regret is all you know?

What I thought
FINALLY I get to review this book!!

I am so privileged to be part of the Street Team for the amazingly talented Lauren Blakely. Therefor I am lucky enough to have been able to read this a few weeks ago. The unfortunate part is that I have had to sit on it for this long.

I was told before I read it that this book was different. This caused my stomach to drop a little. I mean if its not broken don’t fix it – right?

No, not always.

While The Thrill of It is most definitely different from Lauren’s other books. Its dark, even twisted in place. It has characters that you will no doubt fall in love with and then there are characters that you are going to down right hate. What I find amusing about this book is a particular debate within the street team about one particular character. Cam. You will learn all about him. Personally I hate him. Others adore him. This is why I love reading. It shows how people take different elements of a story and it resonates with them in a different way.

Cam TTOI
Thanks to Tori Shriver for this!

Harley herself being a high priced teenage call girl is intriguing, but to be a virgin while doing it is unreal. How the hell does she manage that? You want to read it now don’t you.

Then we have Trey. The tattoo artist. Addicted to sex. Attracted to Harely. The one girl he can’t have sex with.

They both have their secrets though and even if they want to throw caution to the wind its impossible while they can’t be honest to each other about who they really are.

I am not telling you any more about this book. You have to buy it an read it. I will tell you though that its amazing. It brought out so many emotions in me. It made me happy and it made me sad. And oh my good God did it frustrate me. It also shockingly made me go out and get a tattoo!

My tattoo

And also let me tell you this. This book is all Lauren Blakely, only with added elements! Hot added elements.

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Beyond Grace’s Rainbow – Paperback is finally here.

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Way back in August 2012 I read an ebook called Beyond Grace’s Rainbow. I had seen quite a bit about it on Facebook from friends so I went ahead and got it. My reading bug had just kicked back in and I was devouring books. Carmel Harrington at that point would have been an acquaintance of mine. I had never met her in the flesh but we would have had online contact. The night I finished it I sent Carmel a facebook message at 1.10am saying “I can’t believe you just did that to me”, From that message we began to chat and eventually met up. It was like meeting my long lost sister.

Over the last 15 months we have become great friends. I shared with her the search for an agent – I think at times I was more frustrated with waiting to her than she was. Believe me though that was nothing compared to the search for a publisher. I never ever doubted that she would be succesful and that Beyond Grace’s Rainbow would become the success it has.

I am absolutely delighted that Harper Impulse signed Carmel and I am beyond thrilled that today sees the launch of the paperback version of Beyond Grace’s Rainbow. I cannot wait to attend my first book signing on Sunday and get my own signed copy. The fact that I feature in the acknowledgements will be totally cool too!

Find out all about the book stores here in Ireland that will be stocking it and the book signings too! Carmel is also running a competition for a signed paperback so be sure to enter that too. Click HERE

Beyond Grace’s Rainbow paperback can be ordered from today on Amazon

I will also be running a competiton for a signed paperback so watch out on my Facebook page for that.

me and carmel

Carmel has fantastic profession photos that I could share but I don’t care. This was taken the day I met her and I just love it!

Ink My Heart

The newest addition to After the Final Chapters, Annie Tremblay reviews Ink My Heary

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Even if he weren’t the lead singer of the popular college band, Luminescent Juliet, Justin Noel would have his pick of women. And he does pick. Nightly. Tattooed, blonde, and green eyed, he flashes his dimples and females swoon.

Except for one.

Tattoo artist, Allie Landon, rarely dates, and especially not men like Justin. Though he’s hot enough to melt off permanent ink, she’s done with the bad boy type. But when the ex who broke her heart wants to reunite, desperation has Allie introducing her latest client as her boyfriend. Justin’s more than happy to play the part. He’s completely intrigued by the sexy artist and college student.

However, Allie’s life isn’t what it seems. There’s little room in it or her shattered and confused heart for Justin. But as Justin remains persistent, ignoring the growing attraction—both physical and emotionally—between them becomes more difficult than tattoo removal.

*New Adult. Recommended for mature readers due to language, drug references, and sexual situations.

What Annie Thought

Ink My Heart is a novel from Jean Haus and is the second book in the Luminescent Juliet sereis.

Tattoo’s. Check. Lip Rings. Check. Rock Band. Check. What else does a good book need? Ohh that is right you need a hot leading male that makes your panties wet with excitement. Justin will do that with one side smile.

Justin is a rich pretty boy, who lives life to the fullest. His parents were never around, so he did whatever he could to get their attention. That meant tattoos, sleeping around and being in a band. One night he stumbles into a tattoo shop, and as soon as he hears Allie’s voice something inside him is intrigued! The only problem is how can he possibly make her give him a chance when all of his past sexual encounters keep coming out of the woodworks.

Being a female tattoo artist has Allie used to guys coming into her shop and flirting with her. She has learned to develop walls. Afterall, she has been burned one to many times. She has secrets and scars from her past, and she is just not sure she is ready for her heart to be broken again. Justin is just that. A heartbreak waiting to happen.

Justin, Justin, Justin! What can I say about this man other than…..HOLY HOTNESS! He is super-hot and can make any girl in her right mind swoon. Who doesn’t love a bad boy?

The characters in this book where a little off. Don’t get me wrong I did have a connection with them, but it just wasn’t right. I needed more from them. I was slightly disappointed. It is almost like there was too much drama, and not enough character development. For this reason, I found myself skipping through the paragraphs. I give this book 3.5 stars!

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Just Add Spice

Just Add Spice – Carol E. Wyer Blog Tour and Giveaways!

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Welcome to the Just Add Spice Blog Tour!

We’re taking Carol E. Wyer’s latest book to some of the world’s best book blogs for a fun ride full of reviews, guest posts and amazing giveaways. Get involved for the chance to a win something steamy for the bedroom, a signed paperback and a spot on one of Keris Stainton’s writing courses . . .

 
 

Just Add Spice – Carol E. Wyer (Safkhet Soul)

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‘Escape from reality comes in patent-leather Prada kneeboots

Dawn Ellis needs to escape from her painfully dull existence. Her unemployed husband spends all day complaining about life, moping around, or fixing lawnmowers on her kitchen table. The local writing class proves to be an adequate distraction with its eccentric collection of wannabe authors and, of course, the enigmatic Jason, who soon shows a romantic interest in her.

Dawn pours her inner frustrations into her first novel about the extraordinary exploits of Cinnamon Knight, an avenging angel — a woman who doesn’t believe in following the rules. Cinnamon is ruthless and wanton, inflicting suffering on any man who warrants it. Little does Dawn realise that soon the line between reality and fiction will blur. Her own life will be transformed, and those close to her will pay the price. Find out what happens in Just Add Spice by best-selling author Carol E Wyer.’
 

What I thought

I must say I thought that reading a book within a book would be quite confusing. I am one of these people that cannot read two books at once. However once I got into the swing of it I was looking forward to when the stories switched. I don’t know which character I enjoyed more.

This book could be any of us, either now or in 10 years time. Dawn is frustrated feeling unattractive and unloved. She starts writing and finds herself almost living vicariously through her alter ego. Mmmm we can all be guilty of that…

I love how she is feeling so frumpy and her alter ego is egging her on to change her life. She finds who she really is through writing.

This really is a very charming book. Its warm, engaging and really very witty. A most entertaining read. I love how the lines blurred, cos lets be honest when you are writing that its quite often what happens. I am sure most authors have left a little of themselves in each book they write. It has a great balance between what could possible be real life and fantasy!

 
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Carol E. Wyer is an award winning author whose humorous novels take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully.
Her best-selling debut novel ‘Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines’ won five awards for humour.

‘Surfing in Stilettos’ which follows the further adventures of Amanda Wilson as she attempts to inject some fun into her life, was a Costa Award nominee.
Safkhet Publishing released ‘How Not to Murder Your Grumpy’ June 1st 2012, the first of three books in a ‘Grumpy’ series.

Carol has featured on numerous shows discussing ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’. She has had articles published in national magazines such as Woman’s Weekly’ and on-line magazines. She writes regularly for The Huffington Post and author website Indies Unlimited.

She is a signed author with ThornBerry Publishing and Safkhet Publishing.

 

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Breaking Brandon

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Fate is a Moreno Brothers spinoff series.

He ruled out attachments years ago. Then one day he crosses paths with a beautiful but pampered daddy’s little princess. History has taught him one thing about women like her—steer clear.

She was starting over. She moved back to her home town, took a new job assignment, and left her past behind. For the first time in over eighteen months, she’s even intrigued by a man—a sexy but cold and indifferent drill sergeant. Despite feeling drawn to him, she has no time to figure out his inexplicable aversion to her.

Then Fate steps in one night, forcing them together. There’s a connection neither can refute, and they both consider giving into the undeniable attraction.

Fate however can also be cruel. Just when they surrender to their heart’s desires, past demons resurface in the most unexpected way, threatening the happiness neither realized they so desperately needed.

My thoughts

Ah here, I don’t even know where to start with this one! I love Brandon. Have done since way back in Sweet Sofie, and boy did he get a raw deal there. Part of me thought he should have got the girl, now I’m so damn glad he didn’t cos we wouldn’t have this story.

Breaking Brandon has all the intensity we expect from Elizabeth Reyes books. Seriously if I were to read a book by her that wasn’t all angsty and intense I would be asking questions! But WOW this book packs a whole new punch. We cross territories a little bit, turn up the heat and BAM Elizabeth Reyes actually gets better. Who knew this was possible. Every time I read one of her books I say “Best yet” but let me tell you this one is going to take a hell of a lot of beating.

I was sucker punched no less that THREE times while reading this book. I actually felt winded. Real – I didn’t see it coming an you are screwing with my heart kind of sucker punches. One particular part was like watching a car crash you knew was gonna happen but couldn’t stop. I even turned off my reader and refused to read it. I swear I even lasted about 30 seconds til I turned it on again. I did though have teeth marks on my fist cos i had it in my mouth while reading it!!

Best book yet!! Full of surprises I want to read it again for the 1st time. When you do read it allow time, I didn’t get dressed today, cancelled my plans and didn’t dress the children. They weren’t so impressed!

Elizabeth Reyes I LOVE YOU keep writing please ❤

If you want to get a copy grab it from Amazon Amazon UK KOBO

Breaking Brandon Cover reveal..and you will never guess what!

The newest addition from Elizabeth Reyes is Breaking Brandon. Remember Brandon? He was in the Moreno brothers series. He was the guy that Sofie kissed and almost lost everything she had with Eric over. If I remember correctly alot of us almost wanted her to do it. There is just something about him thats is addictive. I wanted more of him. We couldn’t do that to Eric though. Now however Elizabeth has written him his very own story.

Breaking Brandon. Here is am going to do a cover reveal and show you a teaser pic ans then I have some very exciting news. I almost wet myself!

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How hot is this cover. Now check out this teaser.

Before you

Intrigued? Good! Now for the exciting bit. Did you know that today is Elizabeth Reyes’ birthday. What did she do? She gave us a gift. So instead of this post being a cover reveal as originally planned I get to tell you this instead…She hit publish. Thats right, Breaking Brandon is now live.

So give a present back to Elizabeth and go get a copy! I’m off to start mine.

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Mine

Mine

What it’s about..
He’s mine, and I’m his. Our love is all-consuming, powerful,
imperfect, and real…

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Riptide” Tate as vital as the air he breathes… and now he can’t live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.

What I say

Oh dear sweet baby Jesus. I am counting myself extremely lucky. I only read Real about 6 weeks ago. So I did not have as long to wait as the rest of Remy’s fans for this installment of his story. I am also extremely luck that as Neda at TheSubClub books got me hooked Remy in the first place that I was able through Nina also over there to get my hands on an arc for mine. Jealous much;)

Anyhoo…This books is everything you could have possibly wanted of expected from Katy Evans, and lets be honest she had a hell of a job following on from Real. I would say to you that if you have not yet read Real then do before you read this. While yes, you probably could read it as a stand alone, you wouldn’t get the full amazing benefit of it.

I ate this book up, almost literally. I couldn’t do anything without it in my hands. I did no housework, I did however manage to look after my children. OK OK maybe I just did the bare minimum but hey isn’t that what husbands are for? Every now and again they have to take on for the team.

Our Remy is every bit as intense, sexy, and downright f**ka*le as he was when we left him the last time. He is stripped bare in mine and we get to see him at his most vulnerable.

As for Brooke she has a big impact in this one too, she also has a hell of a lot to deal with. I think though we will always have Remy’s back. Unfortunately for Brooke that means that there were times I would have like to bitch slap her. In parts she was almost as frustrating as Kiera from the Thoughtless series. This is good though, this means she made us feel something. It would be worse if she was just there and we had no opinion of her.

I am not letting out any of the story line, you should be able to experience it just like I did. BUT let me tell you this ladies (cos i’m pretty sure it will be ladies) this book is epic!!

PS. I was just about to publish this post when I was grabbing a link from Goodreads. I had an orgasmic moment. I kid you not. I knew the next book was REMY (whoop whoop) BUT I just see book four and book 5. Oh yes baby thats what dreams are made of!

Want it? Go get it KOBO AMAZON

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