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!

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Willing Captive

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Title: Willing Captive

Author: Belle Aurora

Genre: New Adult

Release Date: September 26, 2013

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Delilah “Lily” Flynn is used to her drab existence. Lily’s been living it for twenty two years.
Her boring life is suddenly turned on its head when she’s rudely kidnapped from her bedroom.
Or so she thinks.

Nox Taylor is far too high up in his field to be assigned a babysitting job.
There’s nothing more he wants than to complete his mission so he can be rid of the smartass tomboy, Lily.

Day after day, Nox watches Lily and her strange ways. She’s unlike any woman he’s ever met.
Getting close to the girl is purely for her own protection…right?

Lily never imagined she’d make her first real friends in captivity.
What lengths would she go through to keep them?

(Author note: This is NOT a dark romance.)


WOW!! Sometimes a book stuns me and leaves me (almost) speechless. Willing Captive is one of those books. As usual, I did not read the blurb. I was expecting something along the lines of Fifty Shades, you know all dom and sub and she can leave when she wants – yada yada yada.

Was I in for a shock? Willing Captive is one of my favourite books of this year. I could not put it down which is funny because I have put off reading it for ages. It was totally gripping. Unlike most anything else I have read. The closest I think would be The Pleasures of Summer by Evie Hunter. Still though I was definitely the one held captive by Belle Aurora.

It has everything, it’s not dark but its edgy. It’s sexy yet not tacky or predictable. It’s compelling – from the outside Lily looks like she has it all. However she was lonely and isolated and had no life to speak of, then she finds happiness and it’s taken away from her again. My heart was broken for her. Did I mention the book was HOT. Nothing like a big sexy man getting in touch with his emotions. There aren’t many books I read a second time, but this will certainly make that list.

I told my sister in law to read it and thought I would share her ‘review’ with you;

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I agree with her though. 5 blazing hot stars for Belle Aurora and Willing Captive.
Now I am off to find another fix from her collection!


A little taster?

Walking over to the door, I close it, taking my time so as to not make a sound. Once it’s shut, I open the dresser drawers, take out a pair of simple white underwear and a matching plain bra, remove the tags, then step into the panties.
As soon as I reach down to pull the panties up my legs, the door swings open. I see a scowling Nox, but when he sees the position I’m in, his scowl disappears to be replaced with a slightly gaping mouth.
I’m mortified. But the look on his face tells me he’s possibly just as mortified. Maybe more. And I certainly got the results of my experiment. Forcing down my flush to no avail, I clear my throat and check my watch. Nodding with pursed lips, I say clinically, “Forty seconds, give or take. Not bad, Nox.”

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About the Author

Belle Aurora is twenty six years old and was born in the land down under.
At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.
Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love.
Humorous romance novels.
Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.
Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.
With words.
With writing.
With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.

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The Lie

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Award-winning and international bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is taking her new suspense book, The Lie, on tour! Find out all about the new release, read guest blogs and interviews with Ashley, PLUS enter to win an eBook copy of The Lie, an audio copy of Accountable to None (from the hugely popular Eviserating the Snake Trilogy) and the chance to interview Ashley live on Blog Talk Radio!


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‘Karmen Moncrille’s name has been known throughout the world since the age of sixteen when her first book shot to the top of the bestseller’s list. Now everything she writes is an instant hit, and her legions of devoted fans eagerly await her next release. The mysterious Karmen always blamed debilitating panic attacks as the reason she avoided publicity and has become a recluse. Which is exactly what she wants the world to think. Only Karmen knows the truth behind her introverted nature. Terrified of being asked where her ideas come from, she fears being branded a raving lunatic. Now just a week before her twenty-third birthday, Karmen s world implodes. The madness that haunts her dreams spills over to her reality and she questions her sanity. Suddenly everything has changed and now the world will transform with her. Her last book will unleash the truth and alter mankind forever. Is Karmen’s ability to write a gift or a curse? She’s about to find out if her entire life is a lie. And why she was destined to write it.’

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What I thought
Any of you that are regular readers of this blog know that this is not my forte. I often say that I don’t ‘do’ paranormal but I suppose that this isn’t entirely true seeing that as time goes on I seem to be racking up quite a few paranormal books on my ‘bookshelf’.

This is the first book that I have read by Ashely Fontainne so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The result of this was me stopping for a quick coffee on my way home from college.at 12.30 before doing the housework, lighting the fire and having dinner ready when everyone got home at 5. What really happened was we went home at 5 to a cold messy house and I made hotdogs for dinner.

I loved Ashley’s style of writing, it’s the style I like to think I write in, though she is obviously so much better at it. Its easy to read, almost like you are having a conversation and this is another reason she is able to get you hooked so quickly and easily.

A must read for all fans of paranormal and yet a great read for those who are not a fan or only skirt around the edges. I will admit I found the start of the book a tad confusing and will even say it messed with my head a little. However the further you go in everything becomes clearer. There are a lot of twists and turns along the way and many shocks in store for the reader. Ashely Fontainne has a great knack of keeping the reader hooked.


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Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.


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The Boots My Mother Gave Me

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Brooklyn James is an author/singer/songwriter inspired by life in the Live Music Capital of Austin, Texas. This year marks the Three Year Anniversary of her first novel, The Boots My Mother Gave Me. In celebration, her camp has re-released the Anniversary Edition with a new cover (as chosen by a fan) and a new epilogue, setting up the anticipated sequel.

You can grab yourself a copy via Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.


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‘Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk through life in someone else’s shoes?

Strong-willed tomboy Harley LeBeau puts you in the boots her mother gave her, as she takes you along her journey of escape from an abusive childhood and the desire to find herself as she comes of age. Made to feel a burden to her father simply by her gender, Harley is determined to prove her worth and independence, leaving the small town she grew up in and the one boy who gave her a soft place to fall, Jeremiah Johnson. Torn between saving herself and abandoning her mother and younger sister, Harley chooses her own life in hopes they will choose theirs, too.

A mature, candid read for everyone. A must for women. The Boots My Mother Gave Me explores the dynamics of abuse and dysfunction, the courage to overcome, the strength in sisterhood, and the ongoing conflict and unconditional love between mothers and daughters. Climb into Charlene the Chevelle for a fast-paced story about a girl who is tough enough to survive and tender enough to learn to trust in love.’

What I say

There is nothing that I can say about this book that will do it justice. I could rave about the depth of characters, the compelling stories and the heartbreak that runs deep but still I wouldn’t be able to tell you how good this book is. Recently I have been more drawn to New Adult and books of a more erotic nature. I wasn’t even sure I would enjoy this book but I had signed up for the tour so I had to suck it up and get on with it. Charlotte Foreman, who is over seeing this Blog Tour said to me, “I wish I was reading it again for the first time”. Now I can understand why. The book is exquisite. It’s delicate, if that makes any sense. Brooklyn James had handled a story which is heartbraking with absolute care. She didn’t over dramatise when the opportunity was there. There was no embellishment to make the unthinkable even more horrific. She dealt more with feelings than the graphics.

The Boots My Mother Gave Me left me speechless and wondering how I would ever be able to have the right words to write a review. This is it putting it out there, read this book. You simply have to. It will make you dig deep and think. Brooklyn did an amazing job here and I am so glad she rereleased it for the 3 year anniversary. Otherwise I would never have read it. I am counting down time now until her next book.

KPI Records - WKYTVThe Boots My Mother Gave Me was chosen as a Quarter Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, and has ranked in Kindle’s Top 100 Coming of Age and Women’s Fiction. Accolades for the book include a host of radio and television appearances, book signings, live music events, televised public readings and a music video release of the title track ‘Can’t Get It Right’ from the original music soundtrack to the novel, viewable on YouTube.

“Brooklyn James’ soundtrack to her novel The Boots My Mother Gave Me does more than give a clever feminist twist to the title. Her songs serve as chapters themselves, underlining James’ deft ability as a storyteller and songwriter.” – Margaret Moser, The Austin Chronicle.


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Brooklyn’s new album Jolie Blonde is out now and is set to accompany her upcoming novel of the same name, due for release mid-October. Click here to listen to a sample and pre-order.

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Her music can be found on Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, Pandora and Jango online Radio. She enjoys airplay from American Independent radio stations as well as in Australia, South of France, Netherlands and the UK. Her song ‘Can’t Get It Right’ was chosen for MEOW’s (Musicians for Equal Opportunity for Women) 2012 Discoveries Jukebox, naming Brooklyn among the top 15 female singer/songwriters on the rise. Jango Radio named track two, ‘Moving On,’ off the same album to their Top 10 Songs of Summer. All songs from the soundtracks are written/co-written and performed by the author, and are produced and recorded at Wonderland Studios, Austin, Texas. Listen free on Brooklyn’s Website or Facebook.


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Brooklyn holds an M.A. in Communication, and a B.S. in both Nursing and Animal Science. Her nursing career has seen specialties in the areas of Intensive Care and Labor & Delivery/Postpartum, which she’s hoping will come in handy as she and her handsome hubby (the inspiration behind Jeremiah Johnson from The Boots My Mother Gave Me) are expecting their first child this Christmas. You can read about such experiences on Brooklyn’s Blog, if you fancy.

A self-professed Jack-of-all-trades, she has enjoyed careers in massage therapy, personal training, teaching, day labor at a cattle company (doing everything on horseback, the old-fashioned ‘cowboy’ way), radio DJ, TV news writer and reporter, waitress, bartender, even amateur actor. To date, her most fun experiences in front of the camera have been starring in a Weezer video, being a ‘stand-in’ for Mira Sorvino on the set of TNT’s Trooper, and as background in When Angels Sing with Harry Connick Jr. Brooklyn says he couldn’t have been more of a gentleman and oh so swoon-worthy!

She takes great pleasure in performing as part of an acoustic duo in the local live music scene in Austin. Got a little video here from a set at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Her hobbies include, spending time with family and friends, dancing until her feet are sore, weight lifting, running, paddleboarding (anything outdoors really), reading, watching The Big Bang Theory and anything on The History Channel, partaking of a good cup of Joe and trying out new and local food fare. Brooklyn also serves as a guest speaker from time to time with a focus on awareness and prevention of domestic violence and suicide, a cause near and dear to her heart.

Thank you so much for being so kind to take the time to check out my blog hop! Light & Love – Brooklyn James.


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The Rocker That Loves Me

The Rocker That Loves Me

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What it’s all about

I was the fun loving, easy going, different girl—okay, different girls every night—Demon. One look into a pair of violet eyes and all of that changed. She doesn’t even realize how beautiful she is and that makes me want her even more. Realizing that she is just as damaged as I am breaks my heart. Harper is a part of me, my other half. If only she would open her incredible eyes and see how I feel… The Beauty… I knew that I wasn’t Shane Stevenson’s type. Hot rockers don’t go for plain girls like me. Years of my mother telling me just how unbeautiful I am has assured me of that. I have nothing to offer a guy that is so used to hot girls drooling over him. So why is he always there when I turn around? And why does it feel like little needles piercing my heart at the mere thought of him with someone else?

My thoughts

Oh sweet divine mother of Christ. Terri Anne Browning. How do you do it? My insides are churning even thinking of this story. I am not going to go into the plot. This is book 4 and I sure as hell don’t want to be giving anything away or spoiling previous books. After Drake’s story you would be forgiven for thinking that the story had reached its peak. I mean have you read Drake’s story? If not, why not?? Make sure to start at the beginning though with Emmie’s story. Anyhoo back to the point. The Rocker That Loves Me certainly was not any form of an anti climax, step back or toned down effort. It was f*&^ing awesome. AWESOME. Fanfreakingtastic. Oh my God I loved this story.

It was emotional, heartbreaking, hot, steamy, angsty, soft, gentle or as my dad would say “powerful gripping stuff”. I need Nik’s story like yesterday. I don’t know how we are meant to wait. I want steam coming off Terri’s fingers. Come on Terri you gotta hurry!!

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“I’m yours, Harper. And you are mine.”
I blinked, unable to understand his words at first. “What?”
“I belong to you. Tell me you know that.”
My breath felt like it was trapped in my lungs all of a sudden. “Shane… I…”
“I love you, baby.”
Tears burnt my eyes and I quickly blinked them away. “Don’t say that.”
“Why not?” he asked softly.
“Because… Because…” I broke off, not completely sure why he shouldn’t say those words to me. “Because I want to believe you.”


“Still scared?” she murmured, tracing her nails up and down the length of my stiff shaft.
Reaching out, I cupped her beautiful face. “Terrified,” I assured her with complete sincerity.
I flipped Harper onto her back. We fit just as I knew we would—perfectly. The way she spread her legs for me, so trusting. My cock fit like a missing puzzle piece against her. The way those incredible breasts pushed against my chest. She was my other half, and I was going to show her just how perfect we were for each other.
I wanted to tell her. The need to make promises that I intended to keep to my last breath was almost overwhelming. I knew she wasn’t ready to hear them. So I showed her instead.

About Terri Anne Browning


Terri Anne Browning
Hated school and reading until her aunt handed over her first romance novel at the age of twelve, as crazy aunts tend to do. It gave her a passion for the written word that has only increased over the years. At sixteen she started writing her own novellas, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more fans and a lot more passion for writing. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker That Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker… series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon’s Wings. Terri Anne lives just outside of Birmingham, AL with her husband and three children.

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A Little Too Far

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Today I am taking part in the Blog Tour for A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers.


What it’s about

Have you ever gone just a little too far?
Lexie Banks has.
Yep. She just had mind-blowing sex with her stepbrother. In her defense, she was on the rebound, and it’s more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he’s been her best friend and confidant for better part of the last few years…and is so off limits. It’s a good thing she’s leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome. But even thousands of miles away, Lexie can’t seem to escape trouble. Raised Catholic, she goes to Confession in hopes of alleviating some of her guilt…and maybe not burning in hell. Instead, she stumbles out of the confessional right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy on the eyes deacon…only eight months away from becoming a priest. Lexie and Alessandro grow closer, and when Alessandro’s signals start changing despite his vow of celibacy, she doesn’t know what to think. She’s torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn’t want and the man she can’t have. And she isn’t sure how she can live with herself either way.

I must admit when I first read the blurb for this book I was worried. I thought for part it sounded too much like another very popular book even with a similar name and wondered was it going to play out along the same lines. Answer, No.

A Little Too Far is an emotional read. It is a sexy read. The book is hot. Not only that though it has stuff going on beneath the surface. It has its dark elements which gives the story a bit of grit to keep you hooked.

I actually saw it described as a cross between Thornbirds and Flowers in the Attic and I am a big fan of both.

Looking at the blurb of this book you might not feel the pull but take my word for it, pick it up and give it a whirl. I doubt you will be disappointed.


A Little Too Far is a great read that will certainly warm you up on these cold wintery nights.

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About Lisa


Lisa Desrochers lives in northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. If you’d told her five years ago she’d write a book, she’d have laughed in your face. As it turns out, she’d owe you an apology. Writing has become an addiction for Lisa and A Little Too Far, courtesy of HarperCollins, is her first novel for adults. She is also the author of the young adult Personal Demons trilogy from Macmillan. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise. Connect with her online at http://www.lisadwrites.com, on her blog at lisadesrochers.blogspot.com, on Twitter at @LisaDez, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LisaDesrochersAuthor

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Everything for Us – Release day


I am absolutely thrilled for all of you fans of M. Leighton that today has finally come. The long awaited, much anticipated third book in the Bad Boys series. And boy are they bad 😉

Everything for Us


When it comes to passion this hot, it’s all or nothing.

Olivia Townsend’s wealthy cousin Marissa had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.

An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.

With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.

What I thought

Another party that I was late to. I read Down to You and Up to Me back to back. Thankfully I only had a couple of weeks to wait for Everything for Us as I was one of the lucky ones to receive an advance copy. Very lucky indeed.

I am not going to go in to the plot like I normally would. This is the third book in a series and I would loathe to ruin it on anyone. What I will say is, those of you that have been waiting on this – it’s worth the wait. It read a little differently to the others but that’s because of the man at the heart of the story, a man that bit edgier and very much darker. As ever the story is strong and consistent. Most importantly though it was freakin hot. Like seriously, at one point my jaw dropped and I am not easily shocked any more. Did I enjoy this book? Hell I am still enjoying it.

When I was out last week I bought a bottle of Heineken (it’s someones favourite drink 😉 ) and I got random hairy fellas to pose with it. I think I had too much to drink. I did tweet Michelle the pictures but I couldn’t post them here without permission.

I am back to college next week. I went shopping for a bag yesterday, I knew what I wanted but saw the bag below. Read it! I just had to have it.

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It was when I got home and proudly showing my hubby and he was looking at me funny that I noticed the naked woman on it.

THAT right there is how much I love that book!!
Though the bag will have to be returned lol

About M. Leighton

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M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

For more about M. Leighton, visit her Website, her Facebook page, Amazon author page or follow her on Twitter.

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Drake Stevenson – The interview


An interview with Demon’s Wings Rock Star Drake Stevenson

Who is Drake Stevenson?

Guitarist for Demon’s Wings. Husband to Lana “Angel” Daniel Stevenson. Ex-drunken screw-up.

Now you are not only a Rock God but a television personality. How is that working out for you?

Better than I ever thought. At first it was about having a reason to be closer to Angel. But it has become more than that for me over the last few season of the show. I saw a group of rocker hopefuls, men and women that were struggling to get their foot through the door that had real talent and even potential talent, and I wanted to help them.

You have lived life on the road for more than ten years, then settled in California. How are you finding the change to New York? Is this where you will stay?

The coastal change hasn’t been too much of a hardship for me. Having grown up in Ohio this isn’t so drastic for me.

Is it strange to be living so far apart from those whose pockets you have lived in for your whole life?

Being so far from Emmie, after having spent so many years with her being right beside of me, now that has been something of a challenge to get over. It was like leaving a little piece of myself on the West Coast. But now Angel and I have a condo in California so it has gotten easier for me deal with. We plan on splitting the year up between the two cities.

How have your priorities changed over that last year?

I wouldn’t say they have changed all that much. Angel is and always will be my number one priority. I have just had to expand them to include the new addition to our little family. I’ve stepped back from the band for an indefinite time, just as Jesse has now that he has the twins coming. It doesn’t in any way mean that Demon’s Wings are over! We are all just taking some time to enjoy the lives we have found.

Your life has always been the band and your music, what does the future hold for you now?

The band and music will always be a part of my life, and the future holds a million possibilities for that part of it. But for right now all I can say for sure about my future is that it will involve me, Angel, and our child being a family.

We never thought we would see the day Drake Stevenson with any girl other that Emmie on his arm. She must be one special lady to stop you in your tracks. What does Lana have that no one else has?

I’m not sure exactly what it is that she has. Maybe she was born with the other part of my soul. All I do know is that the moment I laid eyes on her I found the one thing that had been always been missing from my life.

You spent 2 months in rehab. It seems to have had a positive impact, would you be where you are today without it?

Probably not. If I hadn’t gone through the rehab I would have still felt like I didn’t deserve Angel. Plus it forced me to face some things that I had been hiding from for the majority of my life. Not only with myself but with Shane. Rehab brought me closer to my brother.

Shane is here in New York with you. He hasn’t been seen out much. Is there anything you would like to share?

Shane has found a reason to stop all the crap he had spent his whole life doing. He has cleaned up his act and I’m proud of him.

What does the future hold for both you personally and Demon’s Wings?

Personally I am hoping to add a few more kids to our family. As for Demon’s Wings we are still on a break, but knowing Emmie she will have us out on the road in a few years. Probably a summer long tour with four or five buses just to hold all of the kids.

To read my review of The Rocker That Needs Me click HERE and to read my interview with author Terri Anne Browning click HERE

The Rocker that Needs Me

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The Demon…

I’ve been fighting my own demons for most of my life. The alcohol seems to numb the pain, but it never makes the nightmares go away. All I want in life is a little peace. When I met my angel it felt like I found it, but there is so much standing between us. Why does she have to be so young…?

The Demon’s Angel…

Meeting Drake was the best thing to ever happen to me. I found my friend, my soul mate. But he lets my age stand between us. There is something that haunts him, and I selfishly want to be the one that helps him conquer his ghosts. If he would just let me in, let me closer, I think I could help him…

Wow!! This is the third book in Terri Anne Browning’s The Rocker Series and I just loved it. Often with books as part of a series and especially one that is going to have as many books in it as this one you can hit a lull around the middle. Did that happen in this case? Hell NO. I think so far this has been my favourite book of the series.

Drake Stevenson is just so complex, we got an inkling of why in the earlier books but we had no idea of the full extent as to what he went through as a child. The only solace he seems to get from it is at the bottom of a bottle of Jack Daniels. It isn’t really though, all it does is to make him pass out. Everyone is so worried about him, especially Shane. He knows if his brother doesn’t find some peace that the darkness that haunts him is going to kill him.

When that peace turns up in the form of 17 yr old Lana, Drake is tortured. She’s too young, he can’t bring himself to do anything other than have a platonic relationship with her. She has feelings for him but will respect him. The two couldn’t be any closer. When Drake hurts her, really hurts her she decides that she needs to get away from him. If they are to have any chance at being friends she can’t watch him with other women. She packs up and moves to New York to go to college and Drake heads to rehab.

Months later Drake accepts a job on the judging panel of a TV Show that is going to have him living in New York. He needs to have Lana in his life, but can she put the past behind her to have him in hers?

I really am loving all these rock star books and this series is no different. I am glad I had to start at the start and was able to read the three of them back to back, i’m only sorry that I now have to wait for Shane’s story cos I just know it is going to be epic! I read all three of these books in a day and a half. I had to but that’s besides the point. You just want more, all the time. I didn’t crave this much when I was pregnant!

Take a sneak peek for yourself what is going on inside Drake’s head!

My head snapped around at the sound of that voice, and I was sure that my heart stopped in my chest when I met the whiskey colored eyes of an angel. Her long, midnight black hair was pulled back in a ponytail. Her brown-amber eyes were huge in her beautiful face. She had plump lips that were almost bee stung and a nose that was tipped at the end. The angel was tall, her waist long and slender, but she had curves that made my body ache to hold her against me.
This angel was young; I would say no more than twenty-one…Layla introduced the angel. “Lana, this is Jesse and that’s Drake. Guys, this is my seventeen year old sister, Lana.”
Seventeen. Seventeen. SEVENTEEN!
The number bounced around in my already throbbing head, and I thought I was going to go mad from it. No! Not seventeen. She had to be older. I couldn’t be attracted in a seventeen year old girl.
“It’s nice to meet you, Lana,” Jesse said as he stared at the angel.
I was fascinated by the pretty pink that flooded her cheeks. “Yeah, you too,” she murmured and glanced at her sister. “Layla, can you help me with something in the bathroom?”
The sisters left us alone in the living room, and Jesse dropped down on the sofa beside of me. “Dude, you look pale.”
I wasn’t surprised. I think I had actually felt the color drain from my face when Layla had said the word seventeen. I felt sick to my stomach for an entirely different reason than the ones that I had woken up to.

Lucky me, I got to not only interview not only Terri Anne Browning but Drake Stevenson as well!
For Terri’s interview click HERE and click HERE for Drake’s 🙂


Truth or Date

Truth or Date

truth or date

Gina Hall is done with men who won’t commit. Ten years waiting for her ex to propose wasted her time. Never again. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who’s amazing and total marriage material.

As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or Dare with him. When his turn comes around, he dares Gina to pose as his girlfriend to help get a flirty colleague off his back. Gina finds playing couple with Chris way too much fun.

Even though Gina and Chris are pretending, their relationship begins to feel painfully real. Fearing she might be falling for another fly-by man, Gina must focus on Ethan so she doesn’t make the same dating mistakes all over again.

My thoughts

It’s a well known fact that I like books that a packed full of angst, drama and I do of course have a soft spot for books that are of an erotic nature. Every now and then though it is nice just to take a step back from it all and read a good old romance story. Sometimes I don’t even realise that it’s just what I need until I am in the middle of reading it.

Truth or Date is a comfortable, fun read. It’s not going to get you all tangled up in a knot or vying for one man to win over the other. It will however have you wanting to run that bubble bath, light a few candles, grab a glass of wine and just immerse yourself in both the bubbles and the book!

About Susan Hatler

Susan Hatler

Susan Hatler is an international bestselling author who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too. You can visit her website at http://www.susanhatler.com.

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