Monday, December 16, 2013

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Title: Front & Center
Series: Back-Up #2
Author: A.M. Madden
Anticipated Release Date: February 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Jack was a rock star on the way to fame. Leila was following her dream and joining his band as a back-up singer. An insane attraction sparked between them that they couldn’t deny. Attraction quickly led to so much more. They ignored all the warnings and fell in love. When the couple embark on their tour, they couldn’t be more excited to travel the country hand in hand on the way to stardom. The road ahead is filled with miles and miles of possibilities. Along with their band, Devil’s Lair, they feel nothing could stop them. An angry ex-band-mate, a pregnant ex-girlfriend, and never-ending Internet gossip all attempt to wreak havoc on their developing relationship. New love does not mix well with stress, pressure and guilt. Together they face each and every challenge, stubbornly fighting for what they have. Will their determination be enough?
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AM Madden
A.M. Madden's debut novel Back-up is the first in a series of three. Book two, Front & Center and book three, Encore are both scheduled for release in early 2014. A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She uses every free moment of her time writing, while working a full time job as well as raising teenage boys.
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The Barter System by Shayne McClendon

The Barter System by Shayne McClendon
Riya O'Connell requests applications from men around the country willing to participate in the research she needs for her dissertation on Male Sexuality. She narrows down her thousands of submissions to eight men. In return, Riya will give them...whatever they want.

As her project progresses, Riya realizes she's chosen the eight men in the country who would love her well and that she could easily love in return. She leaves subject after subject with a small piece of her heart.

Ultimately, Riya discovers where she truly belongs...and gets an education she didn't plan on.

Scroll up and click buy to instantly start reading "The Barter System" right now! Get ready to submerge yourself in Riya's'll never forget the journey. Another hot, emotional read from Always the Good Girl, Shayne McClendon.

NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and language and is intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual situations offend you.
My Thoughts:
4.5/5 Stars
This book was amazing and it will definitely stick with me for a long time. The concept behind it was unique and quite frankly, genius. Riya is a young woman doing research for her website. This research isn't normal research though... She puts her body and emotions on the line. Heading to random guys houses and helping them overcome their fears is her goal. Each guy she visits, she leaves better off. She takes into consideration their deepest fantasies and makes them come true.
Let's talk about the guys...
Sean was my favorite. He was the sexy business man with a sexual side. The connection between him and Riya is undeniable and when they left one another my heart broke. He reminded her of her father though and I am sure that played a big part in her fixing him up with his assistant.
Victor was the awkward, shy country boy. He was a true momma's boy and Riya broke him out of his shell. She showed him that his body was just fine and she made him into a confident man.
Joshua brought fun and carefree energy to the book. Reading his chapter was edgy... The whole time I was like oh I shouldn't be into this, but I so am. The Author wrote it so you felt risqué and in the moment.
Lucas was a burley outdoors man. He was a true gentleman and I loved his chapter. Riya helped Lucas and his sons in a huge way.
Ricardo, the sexy police officer and Latin lover was a breath of fresh air. I loved the dancing and how he earned the love of his ex back. Riya really put herself out there for him. She sacrificed her body for him and showed a real care. Not to mention the motorcycle sex was hot!
Max & Micah doted all over Riya. They were kind, compassionate, and amazing lovers. They tended to her wants and needs and treated her like a queen. Let's be real here... Every girl dreams of living this scenario.
Bobby was psycho and strung out. I was glad to see the suspense he brought to the book, but he is one messed up male.
I was surprised and a tad upset by who Riya ended up with... but I do not blame her one bit.
This book took me on a ride of emotions. I laughed, cried, and felt as if I were living in Riya's shoes. I recommend this read to everyone looking for a book with a unique, sexy storyline.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gabriel's Redemption by Sylvain Reynard Blog Tour

Gabriel's Redemption by Sylvain Reynard
Publisher: Penguin Berkley
From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Gabriel’s Rapture and Gabriel’s Inferno comes the epic conclusion to the captivating romantic trilogy.

Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father.

But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julianne about the subject of her presentation—research that conflicts with his own. And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets.

In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.

My Thoughts:
4/5 Stars
My initial response is NOOOOOOOOOO! This can not be the end of the series. I fell in love with Gabriel from book 1 and in this book, I just fell deeper.

What makes these books so special is the fact that the Author writes them to make you feel everything. I literally felt like I was in the book, walking in Julianne's shoes. I was mad, sad, speechless, and in awe. What a wonderful end to a fabulous series.

I love that they are newlyweds dealing with real life problems. Boundaries are tested &  together they have to work at it to make it last. Gabriel is forced to face his past and who he used to be. Together they show that love withstands all. I cant wait to read more from this Author.
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I'm interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition - particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.
I'm also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.
I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex's Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Twitter account.



Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Blackstone Affair Series Review

The Blackstone Affair Series
by Raine Miller

My Thoughts:

This series is about Ethan Blackstone the Sexy, Dominant, Protective, Billionaire and Brynne the American Beauty. Together they deal with their haunting pasts and inevitable romantic feelings towards one another.
These books have it all... angst, romance, sexual encounters, and suspense. I found myself in love with Ethan from chapter 1 of book one and the love just continued to grow.
The third book was my favorite, Ethan let his guard down and took things to the next level with Brynne. In this book there was a surprise death that left me shocked. The mystery had me on the edge of my seat and the romance left me in fantasy land.
If you like a hot read with a solid story line... This one is for you!!

The first book in the bestselling Blackstone Affair trilogy! Naked desire. Secret Satisfaction. An affair you’ll never forget.

Brynne Bennett has left scandal in her past and is living the good life. An American grad student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she’s getting back on track with lots of hard work and focus on a career in art conservation. When successful and charismatic London businessman Ethan Blackstone buys her nude portrait, he wants to possess more than just her image. He wants Brynne in his bed, serving him in every way possible. He has no trouble voicing his desires, and he isn’t taking “no” for an answer.

At first, his dominant nature captivates her, but it isn’t clear if the force of his powerful desire will ultimately awaken or dispel the demons Brynne is carrying inside. There are secrets on both sides of this relationship—huge ones. Can Ethan erase the scars of Brynne’s past so that she can reveal her true self to him? Or will the shadows cast by Ethan’s own mysterious former life destroy their chance at happiness?

Naked is the sizzling, unforgettable story of what happens when a strong woman meets the one man powerful enough to strip away all her defenses, leaving her standing naked and perfect before him.


The second part in The Blackstone Affair series! Looming danger. A love worth fighting for. A man who’ll go all in.

Ethan Blackstone has a problem on his hands. He’s broken Brynne’s trust and she’s left him. He’s unwilling to live without her and isn’t giving up—he’s dead-set on getting his beautiful American girl back. The passion between them was explosive, but the secrets they hid from each other are dark and chilling and are powerful enough to destroy their shot at a life together. With political threats now directed at Brynne, Ethan is running out of time and he’ll need to gather all his strength
and agility to protect her from the dangers that could take her away from him forever. Will Ethan be able to save Brynne from a past that keeps her locked in fear? Will he ever feel the warmth of her touch, the solidity of her trust again? This is a love-struck man who is willing to do whatever it takes to possess the heart of the woman he loves. He’ll go to any lengths to protect her. He’ll go all in.

Here is the fiery story of what happens when two people surrender to a love so great it can heal the scars of the past and give way to a life of pure, rapturous ecstasy.

The third part in The Blackstone Affair series: A love on the brink of being destroyed. The fight of a lifetime to keep it alive. Big surprises are on the horizon for Ethan and Brynne as they struggle to adjust to what life has thrown at them. Demons from the past are threatening to destroy the passionate bond they’ve forged despite their vow that nothing will ever keep them apart. A truly devastating loss coupled with the promise of a new hope opens their eyes to what is most important, but is it possible for the lovers to move on from the painful histories that continue to haunt them? A stalker is still lurking in the shadows, plotting evil amidst the distraction of the 2012 Olympic games in London. Brynne and Ethan are on the cusp of losing everything as the stakes rise. Will they yield to circumstances beyond their control or will they give every ounce of fight they have left to save each other and win the ultimate prize of a life together? Eyes Wide Open is a passion-wrought story that shows us what pure love can achieve when tested and what the heart can accomplish despite danger and adversity.