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New Series by Tara Sue Me

Master Professor 

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Students are begging to be held after class…

Andie Lincoln is madly in love with Terrence Knight—her childhood friend-turned-Hollywood’s newest golden boy. But he’s a Dominant and wants her trained as a submissive before he’ll consider a relationship with her. He enrolls her at the RACK Academy with strict instructions for her teachers: do whatever you need to, but don’t take her virginity.

Fulton Matthews, the director of incoming students, is enthralled by Andie. Though he questioned her enrollment at first, watching her discover her submissive nature is hotter than his most intense fantasy. Under his control, her sexual awakening brings him to his knees.

Yet they can only go so far. Andie belongs to another and he’s bound by a contract that strictly forbids relationships between teacher and student. But when Terrence comes to collect his prize, Fulton discovers it’s not easy to let her go….

 

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My Review

“…you will always be my beacon of light and my heart’s home.”

This line is perfect for this story. With everything Andie must go through to find herself and what SHE wants, the struggles and the tears, the heartbreak, that light brings her back to the one person that gives her heart a home with love. The perfect home.

Andie Lincoln agreed to attend the Rack Academy, an elite BDSM training facility, to learn to be a submissive for her actor boyfriend, Terrence Knight. Before Terrence would be with her, romantically and as her dominant, he wanted her trained. Seemed he was too busy to do it himself, or too impatient to give up his acting career for his woman. Either way, Terrence was okay with sending his girlfriend to some strange place to be trained to be a submissive. Nothing was off limits except her virginity. Andie knew if she learned she wasn’t a submissive her relationship with Terrence was over. Her only experience with BDSM was learned from google and she was more nervous than anyone at the academy. She knew it wasn’t a good fit, the butterflies in her stomach told her so, and so did someone else. Master Matthews.

Fulton Matthews is an instructor at Rack Academy. Also a Dominant and well versed in BDSM. He wondered, who comes to a place like Rack Academy to “see if they want to be submissive?” Not when the waiting line to get in was so long, 612 to be exact. If you’re the girlfriend of Terrence Knight you do. But does she really learn if she is submissive? Does she want to be just to hold on to Terrence? Or does the training mess with her mind and maybe her heart and make her more confused?

Three months is all Andie has to last. Just three months. That’s not so bad right? Well when you are asked to strip naked on the first day, in front of a stranger, those butterflies are kicking you now telling you to run. Get back in the boat and go back to Portland. She should have listened. But Andie finds her strength through some flame burning deep inside her and decides to stick with this and see it through. For her.

Andie’s character is so well developed. She’s scared and shy at first but builds the courage she needs to continue each day. Thinking she is doing this for Terrence, she eventually finds pride in that she is doing this for her. Her strong character comes through, like the sun eventually does on the island, giving her warmth and bravery to accept her submissive side, and embrace the role and enjoy it. She struggles at time to figure out her mixed up feelings over what she is learning. Heart and head tell her different things. But those struggles are written so well that you understand her feelings and wish you were the little angel or devil on her shoulder to tell her what to do. When she does eventually embody who she is, then she can finally be free to follow her heart to find the truth. But it takes an almost tragic event to help Andie see where her heart should go, to perfect or almost perfect?

Fulton is a man of mystery until he gets to know his student and she sets the fire burning inside him. He is strong, tall and commanding, just how you think a dominant should be. But remember he is a teacher so he is even more impressive in this role. Yes, swoon, and you haven’t even met him yet. Fulton is serious, quiet, mysterious, and ready to prove Andie wrong. She doesn’t belong there in his opinion. But thankfully, he doesn’t own the place and make those decisions. But he is more than ever determined to scare the submissive side right out of her. Ruthless at first, but hot as heck. His character starts to break down some of his walls the more he gets to know Andie and the more he gets to know himself. He also sees another side of her. Forced to work privately with her to get her ready for Terrence, he learns more about Andie, the real Andie. The way only a Dom and sub can. Andie also takes on more of a role at the school than just a student, trying to help out when a situation occurs.

Tara writes such well developed characters that you fall in love with them or you get really angry at them.  I wanted to hug Andie and Fulton many times throughout the story. I wanted to smack Fulton some times too, so thankfully I couldn’t come though the iPad to do that. Even Terrence needs a smack or two. But you really learn about the character and their feelings, flaws and strengths. Without boring the reader with too much background or inner thoughts, you discover who the character is and come to almost bond with them. They become real in a sense. You feel their struggle and pain too. I still think back to another book in her Submissive Series, The Master, about Sasha and Cole. I enjoyed that book SO much the characters are still in my head and I read it months ago. That’s how her characters are, strong and well written and memorable. They stick with you.

I love this new series. A fresh and unique story line, daring and fun yet mysterious and dark. There are so many questions to be answered already. I can’t wait to learn the story of Lennox MacLure and Mariela. Tara has me ready for “The Flirtation.” Almost as anxious as I was for this book. I love when characters come back in the next story and even later in the series. Makes them feel like family. It’s nice knowing they are still around.

So you must pre-order this book. Never read Tara Sue Me? You aren’t risking anything, just do it. I couldn’t put this book down and even got upset when I started falling asleep and couldn’t read anymore. She is an amazing author, one that makes you fall in love with each book. No matter how many of her books you have read. It’s like the first time with each book. You fall in love all over again. Her BDSM scenes are respectable and sensual and her love scenes are deliciously arousing. I picked up her first book in Target one day just from the title and the cover. I was intrigued. She hooked me and I’ve never looked back in regret, only forward with an eagerness to read more.

About the Author

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Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat.

 

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Owned By Fate by: Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey #Review #AmReading #BookBoost

Owned By Fate by: Tessa Bailey

Her mind rejects his world. But her body knows its master.
Journalist Caroline Preston arrives at Serve, New York City’s hottest BDSM club, with one goal—to hate it. If her brother wasn’t trying to turn the family’s respectable financial magazine into a publication that features “lifestyle” pieces for the wealthy and adventurous, she wouldn’t even be there, trying to write an article about a world she doesn’t understand.
But then she sees him.
Jonah Briggs doesn’t leave his post for just anyone. As the owner of the club, his sole purpose is to ensure that his clientele get everything they need, but when he sees Caroline, his only thought is what he wants—to dominate the sexy little reporter and give the most exquisite pleasure she’s ever experienced.
Caroline has no intention of entering that particular lion’s den—not with her family’s reputation at stake—no matter how dark, sexy, and complex the lion in question may be. But with every encounter, she craves more, and with every slide of his lips, she realizes Jonah might just be the man to break down all her defenses…if she’ll let him.
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This is my first book by Tessa Bailey and I was very impressed. Loving BDSM, I chose this as my first. I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

Jonah and Caroline are the main characters. Caroline is a little more complex than Jonah. He knows who he is and what he desires, needs and wants. Well until she enters his club. Caroline is a prim and proper magazine owner and is more worried about her father and his old school desires instead of what she wants. The conflict in the story is Caroline deciding what she wants, needs and desires while trying to do the right thing. It takes her hitting rock bottom to figure it out.

It was heartbreaking to read Caroline’s struggle. I carried the two characters in my head while doing yard work. I couldn’t get them out and just wanted to go read more instead of working. The pace was pretty good keeping me wanting to know more and more. I was rooting for Jonah and appreciated his respect for Caroline in trying to do the right thing by her. Even when it hurt him.

I love the mix in the story as his daughter was introduced to the story. It showed a more human side to him but one where he needed a balance between work and family.

This will not be my last Tessa Bailey book. I look forward to more.

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

 Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

 She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of nine years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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Dirtiest Secret by: Julie Kenner @JulieKenner @InkslingerPR #Review #BookRelease

 

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dscoverFrom the New York Times bestselling author of such “racy, sizzling Stark novels” (RT Book Reviews) as Release Me and Say My Name comes the provocative first Stark International Novel—the beginning of the S.I.N. series.

It was wrong for us to be together, but it was even harder to be apart.

The memory of Dallas Sykes burns inside of me.

Everyone knows him as a notorious playboy, a man for whom women and money are no object. But to me, he’s still the one man I desperately crave—yet the one I can never have.

Dallas knows me better than anyone else. We bear the same scars, the same darkness in our past. I thought I could move on by staying away, but now that we’re drawn together once more, I can’t fight the force of our attraction or the temptation to make him mine.

We’ve tried to maintain control, not letting ourselves give in to desire. And for so long we’ve told ourselves no—but now it’s finally time to say yes.

Dirtiest Secret is intended for mature audiences.

 

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my review

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**ARC Provided by the Random House via NetGalley for Honest Review**

I am struggling with this review. I LOVE Julie Kenner and the Stark Series with Damien and Nikki. I was excited to read about Dallas from the teaser left in Deepest Kiss. But the whole brother/sister thing has left me feeling a little weird.

This story is DEEP and I mean DEEP. It keep getting deeper as the layers are revealed. Julie is very good at having a story that sucks you in and makes you need to get to the end. And by the way I wanted to scream at the end. Although, I had my suspicions with subtle clues left throughout. If it wasn’t so late knowing I would wake the house up, I would have screamed after reading the last page. Jaw dropper. Seriously.

This story with the brother and sister, but they aren’t blood brother and sister but they share relatives…I don’t know, it kind of made me feel weird. The deep attraction to each other at 15 was odd. Then the details of Dallas’ time while he was kidnapped, made me want to cry almost at the thought of it being done. But that’s what a great author does, invokes emotions from their readers. Julie sure did that here.

I can’t give a rating of less than 4 stars because this story is written well and I couldn’t stop reading it to see what happened. I did skim thorough details that were not, to me, pertinent to the story. I wanted to get to the next development or to an answer. I, personally, didn’t care for the brother/sister angel. My taste though, nothing to do with the book or the way Julie wrote it. But I will have to read the next one, Hottest Mess, to see how this plays out. Julie is an outstanding author and her other books are some of my favorites.

 

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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and internationally bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him.” A four time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).

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Clouded Hell by: JR Gray @TheOriginalGray @GiveMeBooksBlog #Review #BookRelease #BloogersBlast #BookBoost

 

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Title: Clouded Hell
Author: JR Gray
Genre: M/M Romance 
 Release Date: March 23, 2016
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I survive on avoidance. Physical pain to avoid the mental. Disposable flesh to avoid relationships. Work to avoid attachment.My club became my empire of avoidance. Inside the ring millions are won and lost. The fight is confined to breaths, actions and reactions, fists and pain. Rules don’t exist. Only my opponent exists.

I’d been avoiding my needs for far too long when Remi stumbles into the Inferno and I’m hungry. The promise of a submissive with no attachment is far too tempting. I can’t resist him.

He was only supposed to be a distraction, but I know I’ll never get over him. There isn’t a chance in this clouded hell.

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When book characters live in your head and you are NOT the author…then you know it’s a good book. Remi and Dante have lived with me for the last week and all I could think about was what happens next? Worried, couldn’t shake the feeling of danger, concern and excitement. It was all there this week as I read this book.

JR Grey writes an amazing story about two men, each with their own troubled past. Trying to find happiness, they struggle with trying to make themselves happy while pleasing everyone else. Does it work? Well… Dante and Remi have a lot to learn before they can find happiness but each step in the process brings another challenge or lesson for them. This is where the story gets really good. Just when you think they have figured it out, another twist and turn around the corner and bam, they are back to the drawing board. Emotional roller coaster one would say.

I love how JR Grey writes. The reader is always surprised and left to wonder what’s next even if you think it’s going to go one way. I came to love Remi and Dante, felt sorry for them, care about them and wanted to smack the heck out of Dante sometimes. Even the minor characters in the story are important to the ending. Liv and Josh play an important role in the outcome of the puzzle the author created.

JR Grey has written another fabulous book with amazing scenes between the characters in the playroom. The passion between the characters is obvious and can be felt through the book, as if the reader was in the room with them. Amazing scenes. I can’t wait for another book by this author. What a talent!

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If I hadn’t seen the video of the fight, I wouldn’t have believed it. I clicked the button on my laptop to rewind it, to see the way his body moved. I gripped myself through my shorts and glanced over at Kai. He was busy inking a full back piece, and I doubted he’d even take a break for another hour. He couldn’t see me from where I sat. It would be so easy.I trailed my fingers over the places Dante had left marks. I could almost taste them, even if the bruises had faded. I’d looked at them in the mirror over my bed and fucked my hand every night since I’d left. I groaned as I slipped my hand into my shorts.

I squeezed my shaft, digging my nails into the sensitive skin. I had to bite back a hiss of pain. Kai could easily walk out and see me. The rooms in the shop were three-quarter walls to divide the space with wide open doorways. Maybe I wanted to be caught. I kicked my feet out, watching a bead of sweat drip down Dante’s neck. When he threw a punch his muscles tightened, and it took me back to him swinging his belt. The sound of his fist hitting flesh was close, so close, to the way the leather sounded against mine.

I shouldn’t be imagining him touching me, but it was impossible not to. I wanted his hands on me. I wanted him to mark me with them. I was hit with the sudden realization he’d been acting when he was in the ring with me. He hadn’t even gone at half speed. He was a monster when he fought. It took every ounce of self-control I had to keep from getting up and into my Jeep to drive to the airport.

I used my free hand to unbutton my shorts and slide down my zipper, freeing my cock.
Author Bio

When not staying up all night writing, J.R. Gray can be found at the gym where it’s half assumed he is a permanent resident to fulfill his self-inflicted masochism. A dominant and a pilot, Gray finds it hard to be in the passenger seat of any car. He frequently interrupts real life, including normal sleep patterns and conversations, to jot down notes or plot bunnies. Commas are the bane of his existence even though it’s been fully acknowledged they are necessary, they continue to baffle and bewilder. If Gray wasn’t writing…well, that’s not possible. The buildup of untold stories would haunt Gray into an early grave, insanity or both. The idea of haunting has always appealed to him. J.R. Gray is genderqueer and prefers he/him pronouns.

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Deepest Kiss by: J Kenner ~ #ReleaseWeek @JulieKenner @InkslingerPR #Review

 

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Deepest Kiss (1) - CopyFrom New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner comes a tantalizing ebook novella starring fan favorites Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild. Deepest Kiss follows the couple from their island resort to their home in Los Angeles, and introduces Dallas Sykes, the seductive bad boy in the newest Stark International Novel, Dirtiest Secret—the first book in a new trilogy of the S.I.N. series.

Includes a special preview of J. Kenner’s provocative new novel, Dirtiest Secret!

My love for Damien Stark runs deep, and my need for his touch runs even deeper. He’s my shelter in this world, my light when everything seems dark, and all it takes is one kiss for my body to come alive.

Yet no matter where we go, our secrets threaten to surface. Someone dangerous from my past is back to stir up trouble, and now it feels like there’s nowhere I can hide.

I know Damien will always protect me, that our fierce desire will give us strength. In his arms I find safe harbor—and the sweetest release.

 

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I love J. Kenner and love Damien and Nikki even more. I have enjoyed their ongoing story that started with Release Me. This novella, Deepest Kiss, can be read alone, but don’t cheat yourself. At least read the first three books in the series to understand the dynamics of Damien and Nikki’s relationship. Julie Kenner has a remarkable talent in her writing to keep the reader wanting more from this story without it feeling old or over done. Every new novella or book shows the reader another facet to Damien and Nikki’s love.

In the “Deepest Kiss”, Nikki seems to take the center stage as this story revolves around her and a mysterious new client named Frank. Does Frank really want her to design an app for him or does he want more? He is quick to want to settle into the same town as Nikki. Just what does he want from her? I love how other characters from previous stories are intertwined into this one like Jackson and Sylvia, Jamie and Ryan. It makes me believe that Damien and Nikki have settled into their lives and roles as a family with those they love around them. Nikki is protected by those alpha males around her and in turn, Nikki and Damien come to help Jackson and Sylvia in their moment of need. I suspect there is another novella in the works as the questions weren’t all answered in this one. I am sure there is more to the story for Frank, Damien and Nikki.

Damien’s love for Nikki is so endearing to read about. He will do anything for her, never giving up on her and wanting to protect her at all cost. He never smothers, giving her room to spread her wings but he is always in the background to come to her aid if and when she needs. Their love and hunger to devour each other is written so beautifully and always exciting to read! Julie Kenner has such a talent to make the reader want to go through the pages right into the book itself.

 

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EXCERPT

 

“You wouldn’t,” I say, though I can’t keep the genuine worry out of my voice.

“Wouldn’t I?”

I shake my head, trying to appear more certain than I feel.

“Why not?”

“Because that wouldn’t just punish me. It would torture you, too.”

“It would,” he agrees. “And while I’m not usually averse to self-sacrifice for a good cause–and,” he adds as his eyes skim over my body, “you are a very good cause–tonight I have something else in mind. Take off your jeans, baby. Take off everything and get on the floor. I want you at my mercy.”

“I’m always at your mercy,” I say as I begin to comply, and from the gleam in his eyes, it’s clear that he knows it.

“You are,” he says, a softness sneaking in to dull the sharp edge of his voice. “As much as I’m at yours. But I’ve been thinking about you all day, hot and naked and wet for me. And tonight I’m taking what I want. And baby? I promise you’re going to enjoy it.”

I’m on the floor now, my clothes abandoned, and I whimper a little as his words caress me, making my nipples peak and my clit throb. I have absolutely no doubt he’s right. But enjoy is to mild a term. Whatever he has planned, I’m going to fucking love it.

“Roll over and get on your knees,” he demands as he unbuttons his shirt, then tosses it aside.

I do as he says, then look over my shoulder to see him, looking magnificent with his broad shoulders and tight abs. He’s strong and lean and hard, and there’s no question that he used to be an elite athlete. I don’t care about tennis at the moment, though. On the contrary, right then all I want to do is taste every delicious inch of him.

 

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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and internationally bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him.” A four time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).

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Pandemonium by: Bella Jewel ~ @BellaJewel73 @GiveMeBooksBlog #Review #GiveAway #ReleaseBoost

 

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Title: Pandemonium
Series: MC Sinners Next Generation #1
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
 Release Date: January 26, 2016
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I am the good girl, the one who does no wrong.Daughter to a ferocious and strong MC President, I know what protection feels like.

Until one night changes everything – and not a single person in the world can protect me from it, not even my dad.

Suffocating. Alone. Desperate.

I let my problems live deep inside until there is no longer anywhere to run.

I need an escape. Anything to make the pain go away.

Trouble comes for me, and I don’t fight it.

I tried so hard to believe in what I was,

But nobody understood.

Not until him. Not until Lucas.

He sees me. He believes in me.

He refuses to let me drown.

He’s my way out. My escape.

But Lucas is forbidden. He’s a cop. I’m in danger. And my father is trying to protect what can’t be protected.

There can only be one outcome.

Pandemonium.

**This book can be read as a standalone, but don’t stress original MC Sinner fans, your favs are all there!** 

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My Review
Ava: “Everything happens for a reason. You are my reason, Lucas Black.”

This line describes the determination that Ava
had to fight to live, but only because of Lucas. Lucas kept Ava from drowning, the only person who could. A stranger. A cop in a biker’s world. They don’t mix. Usually. But nothing about this relationship is usual or normal.

Lucas: “And two broken pieces can make a whole, kid. Remember that.”

Lucas is broken. He has lost a daughter, a wife and now his own life. It’s not worth living for. He searches for years to get answers to Jennifer’s disappearance but can’t seem to find any. Wall after wall. Then one day a door opens but he knows it’s not safe.

Lucas: “I lift her into my arms. Little do I know she’s going to change my entire life.”

Lucas comes upon Ava after she’s been broken. He knows it. He can see it in her eyes. He helps her to try and heal from the nightmare she just went through, but in the end, they save each other from drowning.

Lucas: “Got your back forever, kid. You know that.”

Ava comes to learn that even though Lucas, a cop, is not welcome in her biker family, he is the first real person that she can be honest with and share her traumatic experience with. Not her family. She comes to learn the Lucas will be there for her, no matter what.

This story was amazing. Suspenseful at times not knowing what was going to happen, I was silently yelling at Jackson or Lucas to hurry up. Find Ava. And at other times I wanted to smack stubborn Jackson for being who he was.

Lucas and Ava connected. Ava learned to trust him, never giving up her family values. She stayed loyal to the family as long as she could. Ava found her inner strength thanks to Lucas. Ava learned to fight to live. Lucas gave her to courage and strength to dig deep and win. The comment about Ava scratching at the sidewalk trying to get up made me see her as a tiger, not will to accept defeat. She would scratch her way to live, to win.

Bella writes another incredible story about two main characters, Ava and Lucas. One broken and one becomes broken. But somehow they can help each other to live again. Her suspenseful story kept me wanting more, the next page, the next chapter. Hungry for more. I love her characters that always have some mystery to themselves, some dark past or secret that in time we discover and fall that much more for them. I appreciated Lucas’ strength and weakness, both at the same time. Even if you aren’t into the biker family stories, still read this. Bella does an amazing job with her writing and it is worth the read.

Author Bio

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella
has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Full Domain by: Kindle Alexander ~@KindleAlexander @EJBookPromos #Review #BlogTour #Giveaway

Title: Full Domain
Series: Nice Guys Novel #3
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance
Published: January 12, 2016
Honor, integrity, and loyalty are how Deputy US Marshall Kreed Sinacola lives his life. A former SEAL now employed by the Special Operations Group of the US Marshal Service, Kreed spent most of his life working covert operations and avoiding relationships. Never one to mix business with pleasure, his boundaries blur and his convictions are put to the test when he finally comes face-to-face with the hot computer geek he’s been partnered with. Hell-bent on closing the ongoing case for his longtime friend, he pushes past his own limits and uncovers more than he expects.

Aaron Stuart strives for one thing: justice. Young and full of idealism, his highly sought after computer skills land him a position with the National Security Agency. Aaron’s biggest hazard at his job is cramped fingers, but all that changes when he is drawn into the middle of a dangerous federal investigation. Aaron gets more than he bargained for when the FBI partners him with a handsome and tempting deputy US marshal. His attraction to the inked up, dark-haired man provides another kind of threat altogether. Aaron tries desperately to place a firewall around his heart and fight his developing feelings, knowing one misstep on his part could ultimately destroy him.

The solution isn’t as easy as solving the case, which is treacherous enough as it is. But the growing sexual attraction between them threatens to derail more than just Kreed’s personal convictions as he quickly learns temptation and matters of the heart rarely fit easily into the rules he’s lived by. Will Kreed be able to convince Aaron to open his heart and face the fact that sometimes the answers aren’t always hidden in code?


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Another five star book written by Kindle Alexander.
5 star ratng

Honestly speaking, it took me a little time to get into this book, only because…don’t stop reading, stay with me… Kindle writes some of the hottest M/M sex scenes I have ever read and I couldn’t wait to get to her first scene. I was impatient. I will be honest. I wanted to skim but the story grabbed my attention. Pulled me in. Hook line and sinker.
But the build up was WELL worth the wait. Seriously! (Phew)

“Full Domain” is the third book in the “A Nice Guys Novel” series. You can certainly read it as a stand alone but if you are like me, you will want to go back and learn more about the main characters in the other books who are also in this one like Colt and Jace (Double Full) and Mitch and Cody (Full Disclosure). I want to know their full stories to complete the series. But you can certainly read “Full Domain” as a stand alone.

I don’t want to give this the “well written” stamp because this story is more than that. The main story line has so many tangled webs to it (that will get worked out, don’t worry) and it holds your attention if you like suspense in your novels. Aaron, a computer geek, who works for the NSA, is called in to help with a case the US Marshall’s are working on. He is paired with Kreed, a very tough, hard ass, very seasoned US Marshall whose partner, Knox, is out on leave. The two must work together to try and help the US government solve a case that actually becomes deeper and more dangerous than first expected. Aaron is green when it comes to this type of work and he becomes Daniel thrown into the Lion’s Den in this case.

I was impressed with the intricate details in the story, always another surprise around the corner, never knowing who to trust or who would turn against them. I actually got scared when Kreed did as the whole ordeal was going down. I was yelling at Aaron to check his phone. But secretly glad he didn’t.

The mystery surrounding Aaron and his past blew me away when it all fell into place. Not what I was expecting, close, but not that. Cleverly written. I am honestly glad the occupations of the two men did not interfere with the future either. The problems facing the four men in the end were tied up nicely and in a very clever way.

This is my second Kindle Alexander novel and I am just as impressed, if not more with this one. Her writing style is easy to read, the sex scenes are hot, passionate and detailed and the characters are easy to relate to and you can actually feel their desires and disappointments. You sometimes want to get into their heads too and have a little conversation with them. Well written book and I look forward to learning about the other characters in the first two books in this series.

From the book:
“He (Aaron) sure didn’t want Kreed digging too deeply into his gaming activities.”

Nope, he sure didn’t. This was the precursor to the mystery surrounding Aaron.

I love this line from the book:
“Sin… Tempting, illicit, seductive. It fit the man so well.”

This. This is SO Kreed. Best line in the book. Right there. Mr. Hard Ass Military Man.

“You’re so fucking sexy with those fuck-me-I’m-so-smart glasses on and that intense look on your face.”
Aaron glanced up and narrowed his eyes as he shoved the glasses off to the top of his head and stretched out his back. There was just something about the big, gorgeous deputy marshal growling those words at him that made his dick want to come out and play. A tired yawn from hours of sitting behind his laptop slipped free as he rubbed his eyes.
“And those noises you make are a complete turn-on.”

“I have a feeling it doesn’t take much to turn you on. A slight gust of wind would probably have you at full mast,” Aaron teased, lowering the lid to his laptop.

Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.

I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.

That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.

Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.

Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.

Find out more by visiting http://www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

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#Release #Review ~ Seduction in Session by: @Shayla_Black & @AuthorLexiBlake ~ @InkslingerPR

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seductionPrivileged, wealthy, and wild: they are the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy. But the threat of a scandal has one of them employing his most deceptive—and seductive—talents…

Recruited into the CIA at a young age, Connor Sparks knows how dirty the world can be. Only when he’s with his friends can he find some peace. So when an anonymous journalist threatens one of the Perfect Gentlemen, Connor vows to take down the person behind the computer, by whatever means necessary—even if it means posing as his target’s bodyguard.

Publishing a tabloid revealing Washington’s most subversive scandals has earned Lara Armstrong the ire of the political scene—and a slew of death threats. To keep herself from ending up a headline, Lara hires a bodyguard, a man as handsome as he is lethal.

When the bullets start to fly, Lara is surprised to find herself in Connor’s arms. But as they begin to unravel a mystery that just might bring down the White House, Lara is devastated when she discovers Connor’s true identity—and finds herself at the mercy of forces who will stop at nothing to advance their deadly agenda.

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“What belongs to me? Be specific. I want the words.”

“My pussy belongs to you. I belong to you. No matter what I do, I know I belong to you. I love you. I love you so much, Connor.” She poured her heart into those words, willing him to believe her.

“And I belong to you. No matter what I fucking do. You remember that. You take those words and memorize them because no matter what happens, they’re true and they’re going to stay true. I won’t let you take them back. Ever.”

She wouldn’t want to. “I love you.”

“That means everything to me, princess.” He withdrew his fingers and gripped her hips. She felt his erection probe between her thighs. “I’ve never wanted anything the way I want you. Remember that, too.”

She couldn’t reply because the head of his cock breached her in one hard thrust. He didn’t ease into her or give her time to adjust. He gave her every inch he had, holding her hips and forcing himself inside her. She was invaded and dominated. He controlled and conquered. A shock of tingles rolled through her body. She whimpered.

“Push back against me,” he commanded.

She thrust back and tossed her head at the feel of him sliding in to the hilt. It was almost too much. He held himself steady, and his left hand slid up to her breasts. He shoved the bra above her mounds and cupped her as he pulled out and stroked back in. He thumbed her nipple then gave it a twist.

“Never again, Lara. I swear to god if you lie to me again, I won’t be responsible for what I do to you. I’ll tie you to the bed and I won’t ever let you leave again. Your whole life will be about taking my cock. You won’t see the fucking outside world. You’ll spend every day on your back and your knees and any other way that pleases me.”

She found him endlessly amusing when he was angry. Somehow she couldn’t see him actually turning her into a sex slave, but she was sure in the moment it seemed like a viable option to him.

He twisted her nipple again, and a pleasurable pain shimmered through her. She responded before he could do it again. “Yes, Connor. I won’t see the light of day. I understand.”

“I’ll chain you to me, Lara.” He anchored his hands back on her hips as he thrust in and out of her body in rough, rhythmic strokes. “I won’t let you leave my sight. Fuck, you feel so good.”

She let her head fall back, giving over to the euphoria of having Connor inside her. He was so big. When he filled her, she always had a moment when she wasn’t sure she could handle it, but she ached to try. And once she succeeded in accommodating every inch of him . . . She groaned. There was nothing like it. There was certainly no one like him.

He caressed every bit of her skin that he could reach, her breasts and her belly, the curves of her waist and hips, before he found her clitoris again and strummed it—fucking her with force all the while.

Lara pressed back against him. If she hadn’t, the strength of his thrusts would have sent her headfirst into the wall. Still, he didn’t hold back. He simply picked up the pace and she moved with him. The push and pull of his strokes formed a rhythm she sank into. Over and over his cock sank deep before he dragged back out, sensitizing her flesh and drawing her to the edge.

She groaned as he toyed with her clitoris in earnest now.

“I can’t hold out. You feel so good. You’re so hot and tight around me. Come for me, princess.”

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My Review

** ARC Received for Honest Review **

This is my first book in the “Perfect Gentleman Series” by Shayla Black and Lexie Blake. I do intend to go back and read “Scandal Never Sleeps”, the first one. It can be read alone but if you have the time, read “Scandal Never Sleeps” first so you understand the whole plot, the bigger story of what is going on in the series.

This book is about the Perfect Gentleman of Creighton Academy. Six boys, well now they are men. They are privileged, wealthy, powerful friends with a bit of a wild side. The group formed a friendship in prep school, the “Perfect Gentleman,” so named by a sarcastic counselor. They are a tight group. They are brothers in every sense of the word. Each of the boys came from very distinguished ancestors and has a place all set up for them in society. Including the Presidency. Everyone, except Connor Sparks.

Connor Sparks grew up in a “sad-sack single-wide with cracked linoleum and broken stairs” with a mother who was a drug addict who slept around with anyone who wanted to be in her bed, but none of his friends knew that. He never went home for the holidays, spending most of them with his brothers. They became his family. When it came time to graduate and move on to Yale, Connor knew he wasn’t going to join them. No one else did. He didn’t have the money and the financial aid wasn’t enough. He didn’t have the family connections to fall back on either. Yet he couldn’t tell his brothers. So the night of the big beach graduation party, Connor had an opportunity dropped in his lap that would allow him to go to Yale, get a degree and guaranteed him a job when he graduated. The brothers thought they would take over the world. Together.

Meet Lara Armstrong, owner of Capital Scandals Blog, a Vegan, protector of the environment and all things in the world. Big or little. Her heart and door were open to anyone that needed help. Anyone. She would stop and talk to a homeless person and offer help. In working on her blog to better the political word, Lara has uncovered something interesting involving the President in her research. But someone doesn’t want her to investigate the topic and her life is in danger. Real danger. Bullets and blood danger. It’s decided that she needs a bodyguard. Enter Connor Sparks and his brotherhood.

This book is a very interesting read, full of mysteries and story lines that spin off of the main story. Once I got into the story (wasn’t until about chapter 6 or 7) I needed to know what happened. And warning now, there is a cliffhanger. Yep. I said it, a cliffhanger.

If you like politics and mystery with some romance thrown in, this is your book. I loved the connection to Washington, almost feeling like it was Scandal or 24 episode. I also appreciate the brotherhood the boys have formed and how they have each others back, regardless. The story time line takes about two to three weeks (if i read it correctly) and there are many incidental characters that add to the spice of the story. Just when you think it is all figured out…you are wrong or a wrench is thrown in to mix things up. I love the ongoing mystery, it kept me reading and reading and reading. I love the mention of the brothers all throughout the book. Once you understand who the six are and what their connection to each other is, you see them again and again helping one another with the mysteries going on. And it’s worth repeating, the have each other’s back time and time again. They are a good thing, probably one of the best things in Connor’s life.

The only thing I found unbelievable was the relationship that forms between Connor and Lara in such a short time. I just found it a little unrealistic. At first Connor is in the bodyguard mode and serious, barking orders and then his actions resemble a school boy in love. The two characters are polar opposites! To me, he lost the strong bodyguard persona. He softened too much for my liking. He still protected Lara and still did his job, don’t get me wrong, but his heart went from closed and padlocked to open with a neon sign flashing in bright pink in a very short period of time. For someone who had never had a parent’s love, or unconditional love, I found that a little unrealistic. I would have expected him to be more guarded and careful with his feelings, not as forth coming as he was, needing to build trust first and in this story with politics involved there are plenty of lies and scandals in his world. That is my only negative about the book. The sex was very caveman like at first but understandable since Connor is who Connor is, his background explains that. He does care about pleasing the woman and making sure he gets is, but it was a bit awkward at first, almost humorous to hear him demand things from a woman like Lara. But it gets better! She transforms into a beautiful “princess” in the story.

So I am anxious to read the first book in the series now, “Scandal Never Sleeps”, and of course the next one in the series when it comes out, “Big East Temptation.” Can you read this before the first, yes, but do yourself a favor and go back and read the first one so you can understand what happened to Maddox and how this all works together somehow.

From the book:
“I would love some peace, Lara. I’ve been at war most of my life so i would love some peace. And normalcy.”

From Connor, a statement that truly describes him and his journey in this book. Does he ever find it though?

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ShaylaBlack highresABOUT SHAYLA BLACK:

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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Lexi_BlakeABOUT LEXI BLAKE:

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are six more books available in the series: Their Virgin’s Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, Their Virgin Secretary, and Their Virgin Mistress.

In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. The first nine novels, The Dom Who Loved Me, The Men with the Golden Cuffs, A Dom is Forever, On Her Master’s Secret Service, Love and Let Die, Dungeon Royale, A View to a Thrill, You Only Love Twice, and Master No are available now, along with the novellas Sanctum, Unconditional, Dungeon Games, Cherished, Luscious, Adored, and Just One Taste. The tenth novel, From Sanctum with Love, is coming February 23, 2016, along with a new novella, Devoted, on April 12, 2016.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The full series, Steal the Light, Steal the Day, Steal the Moon, Steal the Sun, and Steal the Night, are available now on Amazon. The first two books in a spin-off of the series, Ripper and Addict, were released in 2015. Look for Sleeper, the next book in the spin-off series, to be released in Fall of 2016.

Lexi again collaborated with Shayla Black in a new series The Perfect Gentlemen. The first book, Scandal Never Sleeps, is now available. Book two, Seduction in Session, will release on January 5, 2016, followed by book three, Big Easy Temptation, on May 3, 2016.

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For more information about her books, her appearances and her wacky life visit her Facebook page (http://goo.gl/q2IHnJ) or her website (http://www.lexiblake.net) .

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#Review ~ Hard To Forget by: Bella Jewel ~@BellaJewel73

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An Alpha’s Heart Novel, #3

By Bella Jewel

St. Martin’s Paperbacks

On Sale: December 15, 2015

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About The Book

The third book in the sexy Alpha’s Heart series by USA Today bestseller Bella Jewel.

Delaney, a professional bodyguard, has spent years trying to prove herself in a male dominated industry.  Now she’s facing her greatest challenge yet.

Bad boy billionaire Jax Shields has made plenty of enemies on his climb to the top, but being in the wrong place at the wrong time has put his life at risk. Now he’s putting his life in the hands of Delaney and her team. He demands the best in everything, and he doesn’t think she has what it takes to protect him. He’s also made it clear he’d rather have her on her back then covering his. Will Delaney be able to prove herself to the most arrogant-and devastatingly handsome-man she’s ever met?

 

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**ARC Received for an Honest Review**

I fell in love with Tazen and Quinn in “Hard to Break” (Book 2) and I love Jax and Delaney just as much. Bella Jewel’s third book in her Alpha’s Heart Series is just as amazing if not more than the second one. She just keeps getting better and better, if that’s possible.

From the book – “I love you,” he says, his voice thick. “I’ve never said that to a single person in my life and I thought I never would, but I mean it with you Delaney. I love you.”

Doesn’t that line break your heart? It broke mine, but you have to read the story to understand the effect it will have on you. I love how that line is the big red bow on this story. Of course, Jaxson Shields is broken and maybe he will never be fixed. That’s his excuse for why he is a manwhore, a jerk and a stoic pain in the but. He has a very hard outer shell but when his life is threatened for real, the exterior starts to crack. Delaney is there to help relieve the stress he doesn’t know how to deal with, but she finds out she needs him just as much, if not more. This couple learns to appreciate their life after theirs is threatened numerous times.

From the book – “I’d go to the ends of the earth if it meant you were safe, Delaney. Don’t you ever doubt that. You might be tough, and bad ass, but I’m always going to protect you.”

Funny, how the story starts, Delaney is struggling to believe in herself. Nak, her boss, believes in her. Her family believes in her. Even Kyle eventually believes in her. But she must learn to believe in herself and trust herself to do her job. Delaney also struggles with the fact that she is a female in what some think, is a man’s job. She has trained to be a bodyguard. She can do what the men in her company do and at times, better than her male counterparts. But Delaney needs to get her feet wet in order to start seeing that she is good, no, great at her job. When she must act quickly to save Jaxson and her own life is threatened, the reality sinks in and she starts to crack too. Delaney needs to find a way to deal with the stress of her job and the stress of trying to prove to her co-workers, her boss and herself that she is good enough. Good enough to do the job she deserves to do. Jaxson’s hard exterior cracks enough to let him feel and give, and the danger he is in is more real than he realizes.

Bella Jewel has this bad-ass, male character that you just want to hate right away. He’s the guy you love to hate. He’s a jerk to Delaney when he first meets her and demands a male bodyguard, not her. She’s a “girl” as he puts it. Even after she proves, physically no less, that she is capable of taking care of him, he still demands a male bodyguard. The heart can effect the male or female and each can do dumb things because of the heart. Kyle can tell you that. Delaney is strong, wants to believe in herself but it takes some near death situations and some pep talks from Nak for her to believe the truth.

I love that Bella Jewel’s books have different story lines, themes that I have not read about recently. My attention is definitely caught up in the book. While there is an alpha male who comes off as a big old jerk, the conflict between big alpha male and female counterpart is different and fresh. I love it. At the start of this book, Delaney is running in the rain, and it sets the mood of the dark and serious tone that the book needs. The seriousness of Kyle and Delaney as they run together in the rain adds to that dark theme forecasting the danger ahead in their job.

I never thought I would like a suspenseful romantic story, but this book was incredible. I honestly wanted to keep reading last night or more like this morning at 2:30am. I had to get some sleep to be able to function, but it was against my better judgement. This story has some suspenseful moments that made me want to go ahead and read to see what happened. I had to, a few times to make sure everything turned out okay. I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome of the story. I loved the thriller type action that left me hanging or the suspenseful scenes not knowing who came out okay and who needed to ride to the hospital. I loved the suspense!

Bella Jewel is becoming one of my favorite authors. I hope you give her a try and let her work her way into your hearts too!

 

 

About The Author

Bella Jewel is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in North Queensland where she’s working on her next novel.

 

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRFUEJI/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

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#ReleaseBlitz #Review ~ Undeniably Asher by: K.L. Kreig ~ @KLKreig @GiveMeBooksBlog #AmReading

Here is a new book that I am SO excited to post about. I loved this story and you will too!

Meet Asher…(swoon)

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Title: Undeniably Asher
Series: The Colloway Brothers #2 
Author: K.L. Kreig
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica
 Release Date: December 2, 2015
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Memories. When does our past stop picking at our scars and start letting them heal?

Scars.

Can we see beyond our wounds to the possibilities the future holds?

Possibilities.

How do we let ourselves become vulnerable enough to trust the love that’s right in front of us?

Fate. She’s a fickle, wily bitch that slaps us in the face every opportunity she gets. Sometimes it’s a taunt, but sometimes it’s a goddamn wake-up call to pay attention. Take what’s rightfully yours without shame or apology. So when destiny put me straight in Alyse Kingsley’s path once again, I knew this was one slap I wasn’t ignoring. I’d let her get away once. I wouldn’t again. She was mine and I was takin’ her, kicking and screaming if need be.

Alyse ~ Deceit and betrayal. Every single person who was supposed to love me committed one of these.

My mother.

My father.

My sister.

My lover.

Incapable of letting people see the real me, I hold them at arm’s length. But Asher Colloway is relentless and it doesn’t take long before I cave to his pursuits. The big question is: can I let him in where it counts most? Before ghosts from my past come back to haunt me in ways I can’t possibly fathom? Before it’s too late?

Asher ~ Trust. Forgiveness. Impossible concepts, having been fucked over by a woman I’d loved before. But those aren’t my only personality flaws.

I’m possessive.

I’m jealous.

I’m dominant.

I have a secret kink.

I want Alyse. All of her. She shows people the shiny, untainted surface. I want the murky, damaged depth. The shadows. I want in all the way. Just when I think I’ve made it, fate cruelly bitch-slaps me again. And this time I don’t see it coming. The question now is: what am I willing to do to keep the woman I love by my side? And can Alyse accept me the way I am, faults and all?

 

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Before his lips touch mine, I see my plea reflected. Asher has a past, maybe as painful as mine, maybe not, but a past nonetheless. We all do. We all walk with our own story, our own secrets, our own damage, our own scars. Internal and external. Some of us just carry them better than others.It’s apparent someone hurt him, broke his trust. Broke his heart, even. And I want to know about her. I want to know who turned such a caring, romantic, handsome man who could have any woman he wants into someone who can’t commit.

But can he commit now?

Can I?

As Asher kisses me long and deep, the questions and doubt fade into nothingness, powerful lust and longing easily taking their place. Just like every other time he touches me. Nothing feels more right than when his lips are on mine.

He’s like gravity.

He keeps me grounded in the present and out of my own head, where my personal demons try to torment me.

Mouth never leaving mine, Asher pulls me across his lap and suddenly I wished I’d worn a skirt for easy access, because I desperately need his hands on me. Instead I have dark, tight jeans and a clingy, black long-sleeved blouse, which shows off the swell of my breasts, courtesy of the deep purple push-up bra I’m wearing.

“Alyse,” he mumbles against my goose-pebbled flesh. “Tell me what you like, what you want.” His hands tightly grip my waist, hot tongue traveling slowly down to the base of my throat. His rock-hard erection pulses beneath me, throbbing, keeping time with my own beats.

What do I want? So many things. So many dirty, wicked things. Things I’ve never wanted with anyone else. I know Asher can show me. I’ve been with several men, but I almost feel like a virgin with him. Not in the physical sense, but the emotional one. I believed him when he said he would own me. God help me, I want that. I’ve thought of nothing else than what it would be like to be completely and wholly his in every sense of the word.

I will the chains I’ve secured tightly around my heart to loosen. I imagine the lock clicking open and slack taking up the links I’d wound so tightly, so securely that no one could penetrate them. It’s terrifying. It feels foreign, naked, like taking off a piece of jewelry you’ve not removed for years, the imprint of the precious metal leaving a visible mark behind.

And then I do the one thing that feels right in this moment, but goes against all that I’ve tried to protect myself from over the last eight years.

I submit.

“I want you to own me,” I beseech. Beg. Implore.

All of me. Not just my body.

My voice echoes loudly in the darkened room, like I’ve yelled those six words at the top of my lungs for the whole world to hear and judge versus barely uttered so that they sound distant, even to my own ears. I’m not even sure Asher heard me.

But he did.

His lips still, his body tenses, and his grasp becomes almost painfully tight. When he pulls back, the insatiable lust swirling in the depths of his striking blues causes my stomach to drop like I’ve just been tossed off a five-story building.

Burning eyes never leaving mine, one hand pushes underneath my blouse, traveling up to palm my breast. He pulls down the cup, his nimble fingers tweaking my hardened nipple. Pleasure ricochets off every cell like a pinball machine, landing squarely between my pounding thighs. My eyes drift closed on a moan until I hear his dark command.

“Look at me, baby.” His fingers never stop pulling and pinching and twisting, each movement sending another sharp zing on a fast track south of the border.

I finally comply, but my blinks are long and heavy.

“Fuck, I want to corrupt you in the wickedest of ways and completely ruin you in the best possible ones.”

He’s asking for permission, even though I already gave it.

He’s asking for trust, when it’s already his.

He’s asking me to be sure.

I am.

Letting a small smile tug the corners of my lips, I reassure him.

“Promise?”

 

My Review

**ARC provided for honest review.**

“Every person I thought didn’t fight for me or love me enough to stay, sacrificed everything for me.”

That line brought me to tears. That line means so much in this story.

K.L. Kreig has written an intense, emotional, romantic, erotic story that blew me away. I loved it! This is my first book by this author and it’s one I will put on my favorites list.

Alyse Kinglsey is a complicated girl. I would also describe her as strong, smart, determined, but also damaged, guarded, and cautious. She wants what every woman wants, to be loved, adored, taken care of and made to feel worth something, a part of something in a family. She owns her own auditing firm and has plans to expand. She cares for her employees and their well being. Alyse’s past has clouded her future and if she isn’t careful, her future will be dark and dismal.

Asher Colloway is a playboy. Handsome, tall, strong, great body, smart and runs his father’s company with his brothers. He comes from a very close, upstanding family with great values. Momma raised him to be a gentleman, in every sense of the word. He has dated around. The one time he thought he was serious about a girl he was wrong and the aftermath has left him guarded and protective of his heart. But someone has his heart, he just doesn’t realize who yet.

Funny thing is, these two characters share a past and a connection between the two of them. Alyse’s sister is marrying Asher’s brother, well one of them. Their pasts impacts their futures.

K. L. Kreig has many conflicts in this story but they all somehow get tied up at the end and it all becomes clear. I was intrigued by the different issues going on, amazed at how they were resolved. It kept my attention and kept me turning the pages. I would think about Asher and Alyse while I was going about my day, wondering how something would turn out. They definitely got stuck in my head. The pace was good never lagging or feeling like it was drawn out.

Alyse has many issues to deal with in her life before she can settle down with someone, not that she is looking to do that soon. She is hired to work for Asher’s company, to find the person embezzling funds. Alyse and Asher sort of rekindle their old flame while she is working there but it is her past that honestly Asher helps her sort out in his own way. Alyse returns the favor for Asher in helping him deal with a past he tucked away in his pocket until he had to face it. Sometimes just knowing that someone loves you and will be there for you makes life worth living and moving on. Knowing how to forgive helps too.

This story will make you fall in love with Alyse and Asher and the Colloway family. (I have already ordered the first book in the series) You will be surprised at Alyse’s past as the details are revealed but even more surprised when the big picture is complete and her sister finishes with the details. Wow! I was left speechless.

I loved this book and already look forward to reading book 1 in the series. Wonderful love story, worth the read.

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Author Bio

This is the hardest part…talking about myself.

I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and is obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicious cycle. I love carbs, but there’s a love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out, I’m a raving bitch. My iPad and I: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a badass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter, and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).

I have a great job (no…truly it is) outside of writing. My kids and my husband are my entire world and I’d never have made it this far without them. My soul mate husband of nearly twenty-eight years provides unwavering support and my two grown children know the types of books I write and they don’t judge their mom anyway (and my daughter is a beta reader even…yes, that can be awkward…very).

I’m sincerely humbled by each and every like on my Facebook page or sign-up for my newsletter or outreach from someone who has read and loved my books. I still can’t get over the great support. The romance book community is a wonderful and supportive one. I’ve made more friends in the last year than I’ve made in my life and I’m a pretty affable person. It’s surreal. I’m pretty sure it always will be.

In short, I am blessed…and I know it.

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