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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Silent Cats: Deadly Dance Blog Tour - Spotlight + Excerpt - Silent Cats: Dealy Dance by J.D. Wallace

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Author: J. D. Wallace
Release Date: September 30, 2015
Publisher: Short on Time Books
Genre: Mystery/Romance/Suspense/Thriller
Presented by: Red Moon Book Tours
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Synopsis from J. D. Wallace

A woman and her two daughters are killed in a car bombing in Tel Aviv. The woman, Kat, a sophisticated academic, is also a Mossad assassin of nearly twenty years. Her husband, Pantera, identifies the bodies of his wife and children, swearing vengeance. Reaching as far back as 1989, to their meeting in Rome at a U.S. Embassy New Year's Eve ball, Deadly Dance starts the story of their relationship in the onion-layered world of covert operatives. Of necessity theirs is an encounter beset by lies wrapped in half-truths, concealed in shadowy realities. Kat and Pantera maneuver through action-packed covert operations, romantic encounters, torture and acrobatic combat, all while coming to grips about who they're hunting and who is hunting them.

Deadly Dance is based on the life of the youngest Kidon Katsa agent in the history of Mossad and her husband, the fabled Chief Black Site Interrogator, who worked under such special access programs as the Operation Copper Green (created under Donald Rumsfeld), the United Nations Security Council - Special Operations Group (UN-SOG), and Task Forces 88 and 121.


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EXCERPT

The mother waved the café owner over. “Moti, we’re ready to leave.”

Alyn felt at ease in Moti Lichtenfeld’s café. Moti, a squat man sporting a heavy beard approached with a limp, a permanent reminder of his Mossad days. The longtime family friend and son of the founder of Krav Maga placed the tab on the table.

“Thank you for coming, Alyn. Please tell your sister to come by next time she’s in town. We miss her and … dare I say … her energy,” he said in soft Hebrew, giving her a warm smile. 

“I will.” She pulled three fifty Skekel notes from her purse and placed them on the table to cover her tab.

 Moti looked at Alyn’s daughters, and said, “Good-bye girls. Next time I shall tell you about the bull your mother and I wrestled when we were kids.” He winked at Alyn.

Alyn grinned at her friend and stood up. “Let’s go, ladies.”

Jade, the youngest, looked up with intense interest. Her inquisitive eyes sparkled at Moti, “Really? A bull?!”

Moti nodded and chuckled.

Electra watched her sister’s antics with an I-don’t-believe-this look while Jade continued bouncing around her mother. “Aww

Mama, come on ... You wrestled a bull? Just a couple more minutes, pleeease.”

Alyn shook her head, pulling her long, straight black hair up into a high ponytail. “Later Jade, now move.”

“Yes Ma’am,” Jade replied, extending her lower lip.

Alyn glanced around the café, then up and down the street. She smiled at the patrons who thought they recognized her as a famous local model. Electra, her oldest, a near replica of her statuesque mother, streaked up the sidewalk followed by the younger brown-haired, green-eyed Jade. It was a beautiful sunny day in the city as Alyn put on her Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses and continued to scan the area.

The lone Palestinian’s dark eyes followed the mother and her daughters.

Jade jumped in the air and shouted, “SHOTGUN!”


“No way, you can’t call shotgun, Dad isn’t here,” Electra said, looking to her mother for support. 

“We only do that with Dad.


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About J. D. Wallace

After spending the first ten years of his career with a US-based intelligence agency, Mr. Wallace went on to work for foreign intelligence agencies, law firms, political figures, royals, sovereigns and private corporations for the next twenty years. He is considered one of the top corporate infiltrators in the world. Mr. Wallace holds Bachelors' degrees in Mammalian Physiology and Environmental Chemistry and a Master's degree in Physiology/Nutrition and an MBA in Finance. Currently the widower resides in San Diego, California, with his Welsh Border Collie -- "Kelly." This is his first novel.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Release Day Blitz - Book Review + Giveaway: Cruel and Beautiful by A. M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine






Author: A. M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine
Release Date: November 12, 2015
Publisher: Self Publishing
Genres: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
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Synopsis from Goodreads
This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance standalone book that includes mature content, not suitable for younger readers. (Rated R)
Cate Forbes, a dedicated college student with a carefully plotted future, doesn’t know the first thing about love. When she accepts a blind date with a tasty piece of eye candy, she thinks she can get by with a night of fun. Cate’s plans quickly unravel when she gets one look at the sexy…
Drew McKnight. 
The relentless hockey-playing medical resident knows what he wants— a career in Oncology and Cate. Although he’s heard the gorgeous brunette is a little relationship skittish, a single night out isn’t what he has in mind. Determined to have her— in every way possible— he shows her just what a future with him would hold.
Only life has other plans. The unthinkable happens and everything begins to shatter. Both in too deep, they will have to fight the cruel and hang on to the beautiful.


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    Oh my goodness. It is not very often you come across a book that makes you want to cry before you start the first chapter, but damn. Man, what is up with me reading these sad stories lately. They are killing me. But it is worth it when I come across such beautiful reads like this. 

    Cate and Drew. Oh Cate and Drew, they were a match made in Heaven. I couldn't get enough of either of them especially Drew. Is there a way I could just yank him out the book and make him real? If I had a superpower, that would be it. Come on, admit it, that would be awesome. Drew could charm the pants off of anyone. He will also make you laugh. Cate and Drew both were a riot. She has a tendency to say whatever is on her mind and sometimes it made me laugh to the point of crying. The Sasquatch bit between Cate and Drew killed me. That was brilliant. 


    Cate has been through so much and it has scarred her terribly. Drew is a man that was hurt by Cate in the past. You don't really understand exactly what happened between them until later on in the book. The book is told between past and present times, so you won't have a full grasp of the whole picture. But when you do, you will breakdown. I mean, grab a box of tissues or maybe even a bucket. Either way, you will be creating a river of tears. The book takes you on such a journey. You get to see the lives of our characters unravel. The authors do a great job of pulling you into their lives and seeing their romance unfold. It is honestly breathtaking. There is such a realistic quality to the romance, it made me love it more.


    The best part of this read is definitely the writing. There is so much passion put into this book. You feel it when reading it and you feel it definitely while you follow the characters. This book will open your eyes and you will truly be moved. I know I was, It said so much and I love that. 


    I am trying my best not to spoil this. You need to go into this without knowing anything. It is for the best, trust me. You will thank me when you dive into this though. Once you pick this up, you won't be able to put it down. This is easily one of my favorite reads this year. It is so well written, you will fall in love with characters (side characters are also amazing, I would love some stories starring them as well). This book just released today, do not waste anytime, buy it now. You will not regret it.


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About A. M. Hargrove

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager A. M. Hargrove realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn’t do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss, and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove’s career as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

Her books include Adult, New Adult and Young Adult Romances, including, The Guardians of Vesturon Series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent, and the novella Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Death Waltz (The Praestani Novels); The Edge Series (Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, and Kissing Fire); The Tragic Series (Tragically Flawed and Tragic Desires); Exquisite Betrayal; Dirty Nights: The Novel; and The Hart Brothers Novels (Freeing Her, Freeing Him, and Kestrel).

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About Terri E. Laine

Wife and mother of three, I’ve always been an avid reader. In my early years, my best friend and I would tell each other stories over the phone when we were bored. We called them our “soap operas” and generally revolved around whatever boy we liked at the time.

Over five years ago, I got this crazy idea to write a novel and try to publish it. And the rest is history. This journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. I look forward to many more memories to come.


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Friday, October 30, 2015

Wreck Blog Tour - Book Review + Kindle Fire Giveaway: Wreck: Hawke (Sphere of Irony #4) by Heather C. Leigh




Author: Heather C. Leigh
Series: Sphere of Irony
Number in Series: 4
Release Date: October 25, 2015
Publisher: Shelbyville
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance/Music/New Adult
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Synopsis from Goodreads

Hawke Evans is the drummer for the Grammy winning Sphere of Irony. The quiet, tattooed and pierced hottie behind a pair of geek chic glasses is hiding a seriously troubled adrenaline junkie with a death wish.

Abby Kessler is studying psychology at UCLA. Her 
desire to help those fighting mental illness stems from a life-changing incident in her past.

When Abby meets Hawke backstage at a local club, she’s instantly attracted to his bad boy good looks. But when she discovers the damaged man beneath the beautiful 
exterior, she’s compelled to make up for past mistakes.

How long will it take for Hawke to realize his reckless 
behavior isn’t only endangering him, but the hearts of those around him? How long will it take for Abby to see that she can’t help someone who has no desire to be fixed? 

***This is book 4 in the Sphere of Irony Series. It can be read as a standalone. This is a spin-off of the Famous Series***
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     Oh look, what is that I see on the floor? Oh, it is my heart right now because it wants a break after reading this book. My goodness, what an emotional rollercoaster. This is my first read by Leigh. I jumped at the chance to read since it can be read as a standalone. Now I plan on going back to read the rest of this series if they are like this book. I am in love. 

      This book bounces from past to present. We start with Hawke when he was seventeen years old. He comes from a rich and famous family who want him to be sociable and popular. He, however, does not. He hates the fake people surrounding him. One night after making a mistake (multiple mistakes actually), something bad happens. Something really really bad. It changed him forever. The book also follows Abby, a girl who has also went through something traumatic. Her brother is bipolar and it seems to be getting worse and worse. But no one is aware of how worse. 

    The main characters of this book are just incredible, both together and apart. They have some demons that they both feed in unhealthy ways. I love how Leigh made them so relatable. The subject matter of mental illness and how people cope with it makes this book very realistic to me. It also makes you love the character even more. You go from laughing with them and drooling over how amazing they are together. Then the book flips and you are crying with them and for them.

    This book is so beautifully written. I love finding a book to get lost in and I was entranced with this. There was so much soul and heart in it. I felt it with every page. You see Abby trying to overcome her past, but yet trying to fix Hawke's. He has so much to deal with, that he simply chooses not to. He sleeps with random women just so he doesn't have to deal. Abby becomes his lifeline. But they are both broken. They are both clinging to each other without facing their problems. Again, the book does such a good job reeling you in with these characters. In one way or another, you can put yourself into these characters shoes.

     This book is one of the best reads I have had in a while. Everything about it was just fascinating. Well...except one thing. The book cover. Sorry, but I am not a fan of this cover at all. Yes, Hawke comes from a rich and famous family. Yes, he is also in a band, but this cover does not do him justice. It isn't who he is. Honestly, the cover makes him look like a d****e from Jersey Shore or something. Yeah, I said it. It just doesn't represent the man in the book to me. He is someone who has been through so much and is dealing with so much. I don't get that at all from the cover. Sorry, but I had to get that off my chest. Rant over.

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a pageturner that will leave raw but yet very happy. Wreck had it all for me and then some. I knew after reading the synopsis I was going to be in for a treat. I got that and then some. This is a truly unforgettable read. Beautiful and lovable characters with a story that will take your breathe away. It really doesn't get any better than that.

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About Heather C. Leigh

Heather C. Leigh is the author of the Amazon best selling Famous series. She likes to write about the 'dark' side of fame. The part that the public doesn't get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships.

Heather was born and raised in New England and currently lives outside Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 kids, and French Bulldog, Shelby.

She loves the Red Sox, the Patriots, and anything chocolate (but not white chocolate, everyone knows it's not real chocolate so it doesn't count) and has left explicit instructions in her will to have her ashes snuck into Fenway Park and sneakily sprinkled all over while her family enjoys beer, hot dogs, and a wicked good time.

My favorite authors are Dan Wells, Ken Follett, and Stephen King.

Happy reading!

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rock Redemption Blog Tour - Book Review + $50 Amazon GC Giveaway: Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss #3) by Nalini Singh



Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss
Number in Series: 3
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: TKA Distribution
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance/Music/New Adult
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Synopsis from Goodreads

Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.
Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.
When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.

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     Rock Redemption is the third book in Nalini Singh's Rock Kiss series. You can read this as a standalone, but I recommend reading the whole series anyway since it is amazing. Singh is one of my favorite authors. She is known for her UF/PNR series, Psy-Changeling series and Guild Hunter series. Both series I drool for, so I figured why not give her "real world" series a try. As expected, she didn't disappoint. Singh really knows how to draw in her audience because her characters are so compelling. I couldn't put this book down even if I wanted to.

    Our story follows a woman named Kit Devigny. She is a former soap opera star, but is slowing making it big in Hollywood. Her parents are famous as well, but she refuses to be associated with them when it comes to her career. She is doing things on her own. One night after another stressful day of filming, she gets a call she never expected. This leads to our gorgeous bad boy rocker with a heart of gold, Noah. Noah can't sleep. Not in a regular way when someone can't sleep, he refuses to sleep. He has one nightmare that is too much for him so he tries anything to keep from sleeping. One night, he calls Kit. He knows he has no right to after he broke her heart in pieces, but he needed someone and didn't know where to go. Kit finds him about to do something monumentally stupid and it starts them off on a path neither of them thought they would go down again.

    Kit and Noah were best friends, but clearly something was brewing between them. I love this revisiting of their friendship. They both lost a bit of each other when they weren't together and they won't admit it. What I loved about both of them is what they would do for their friends. If any of them needed help with anything, they always had their backs. As much as Kit couldn't stand to be around Noah after he broke her heart, she couldn't stand around while he dug a hole for himself. He really would have too. I was scared every time the book changed to his POV because he was in such a dark place and you never knew whether he would get out of it. 

    Noah needed Kit more than he knew. Something terrible happened to him when he was younger and it is still haunting him as a man. It still haunted him because the ones that should have supported him and protected him abandoned him without a second glance. I was furious when I heard about it. I couldn't believe it. It made me love him more because you want to be there for him too as much as Kit. He was on such a destructive path and no one knew why except his close friend and fellow bandmate, Fox. Fox is the only one that knows Noah's dark secret. Kit doesn't know and it kills her he doesn't trust her enough with it.

    While Noah and Kit are trying to rekindle their friendship, Kit's Hollywood star is glowing a little brighter. After one night of joining Noah at a charity for his aunt, things get really crazy. Kit and Noah have become the "it" couple. The up-and-coming actress with the sexy bad boy rocker who has a reputation, the paparazzi was loving them. Kit really wants the lead role in a film, however, in order to get it, she has to put on a facade that her and Noah are dating so the buzz can keep her in the spotlight. She doesn't want to do it, but Noah wants to redeem himself. He wants to show that she can trust him again and will do anything for her because he knows she deserves it. I love how much he was willing to make her happy. He doesn't like having his photo taken, but is willing to bite the bullet for her.

     On top of all the drama around Kit though, she is also dealing with some financial issues. She may be the next great actress in Hollywood, but she is dealing with these issues given she has a stalker. This stalker has forced her to spend way beyond her means for her protection. He has already broke into her old home and had done something truly disturbing and gross. After that, she had to do what she could to protect herself. Things get a bit more disturbing when Kit is seen with Noah and they have declared themselves a couple. 

     I really loved this story. I am a sucker for redemption stories and this is a favorite. Noah and Kit needed each other. They were best friends and you could feel how important that friendship was to them especially Noah. The characters were lovable and you could relate to them with or without the celebrity status. They really were just regular people trying to make it. I also really enjoyed the side characters in this book as well, mainly Kit and Noah's friends. Fox was that voice of reason for Noah. Fox's story is the first book in the Rock Kiss series (which I am going to start next). It is scary to think what would have happened to Noah if he had never met him. I loved all of Noah's bandmates specially Abe who I believe needs his own story. He has quite a few "oh s**t" moments in this book. I really wanted more of that story.

    I definitely recommend this read to anyone looking for a beautiful love story that wasn't dragged through the mud, but dragged through hell and back again. Singh's knows how to pull the emotions out of you and I loved every minute of it. The story keep me intrigued and was at a great pace. You will laugh, cry, and definitely through around some curse words. These characters were so easy to love. They are going to stick with me for a while. If you haven't started reading anything from Singh yet, I urge you to start now.

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About Nalini Singh

NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about hot and wickedly tempting rock stars (and one gorgeous ex-rugby player). If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website
Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Also, don't forget to swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page for the Rock Kiss series, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the books.

Follow Nalini Singh here:
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The Rock Kiss Series:

Amazon (UK)  |  Amazon (US)  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes  |  Kobo

Amazon (UK)  |  Amazon (US)  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes  |  Kobo

Amazon (UK)  |  Amazon (US)  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes  |  Kobo


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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Cover Reveal - Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss #3) by Nalini Singh


Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Rock Kiss
Number in Series: 3
Expected Release Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: TKA Distribution
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance/Music/New Adult
Presented byTRSOR Promotions


Synopsis from Goodreads

Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.
Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.
When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.

Pre-order here:
Amazon (UK)  |  Amazon (US)  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes  |  Kobo    



About Nalini Singh

NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about hot and wickedly tempting rock stars (and one gorgeous ex-rugby player). If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website
Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Also, don't forget to swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page for the Rock Kiss series, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the books.

Follow Nalini Singh here:
Facebook  |  Goodreads  |  Twitter  |  Website


The Rock Kiss Series:

Amazon (UK)  |  Amazon (US)  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes  |  Kobo

Amazon (UK)  |  Amazon (US)  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes  |  Kobo

Amazon (UK)  |  Amazon (US)  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes  |  Kobo


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Let's Talk About Tickling Blog Tour - Book Review: Let's Talk About Tickling by Veronica Frances




Author: Veronica Frances
Pages: 237
Release Date: April 2, 2015

Publisher: Blue Note Publications
Genre: Nonfiction/Relationships/Self-help



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Synopsis from Goodreads
Let’s Talk About Tickling is an honest, straightforward discussion about tickling. Discover the many different aspects of tickling—the fantasies, the realities, the many paradoxes of the tickling fetish and how to come to terms with ones own sensuality. 
A refreshing and very welcome find, Let’s Talk About Tickling is for anyone who wishes to expand their awareness of tickling and other related fetishes. This book will be of great interest to anyone who wants to get in touch with their sensual self, whether they have a tickling fetish or not. 
Author Veronica Frances offers her readers the chance to improve their relationships in and out of the bedroom by shining a light on the powerful significance of tickling. She reminds us that tickling is not merely the whisper of a feather on the flesh. It is an echo that calls us from deep within, beckoning us to listen and respond. 


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     Let's Talk About Tickling is about exactly what the title suggests. Now self-help books are not my thing especially ones about tickling. But the author Frances has asked me to review this for her after I enjoyed her erotic romance Tickling Daphne H. I have to say, I found myself enjoying this more than I thought. It is the same way I felt after reading Tickling Daphne H. I am a pretty open minded person and I am very happy I took the plunge and gave this book a go.

     Now in Tickling Daphne H, Frances did a great job writing a very sexy book about a fetish I didn't even know existed. Now in this book, it is taking the same subject and giving you a very in depth look into what it is and how enjoyable it can be. I really love Frances work. It takes me out of my comfort zone, to say the least, but I never feel uncomfortable. She makes it easy to understand the fetish and how well it can fit into your life. I love how detailed she is and it covers everything. Well, the different levels of the fetish. Like how it is not really about sex. I never thought about it being a turn on, but this book has made it make sense.

     Overall, even if this isn't your sort of read, I still recommend this book. Frances is a very thoughtful writer and it shows. She has a great talent for engrossing her audience through humor, openness, and experience. Frances is definitely a voice I didn't expect to find, but I am very happy I did. This is definitely worth checking out.

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About Veronica Frances

Veronica Frances is the author of the gutsy, no-holds-barred novel, "Tickling Daphne H." Her new non-fiction book "Let’s Talk About Tickling" sheds new light on the subject. She is known as the TickleWriter in some circles.

Veronica also writes under her real name, Stacey Handler. Stacey is the author of "The Body Burden; Living In The Shadow Of Barbie." Her book was featured in Jump Magazine, Australian Women’s Weekly, The National Enquirer, and several other publications, radio shows and cable TV shows. 

Stacey excels at public speaking, singing, composing, and writing. She is a singer-songwriter, poet, and has written in many different styles. She has an album and several singles available, including her two popular anthems, "Ain’t No Skinny Little Thing" and "Soap Opera Diva." 

She lives in New York City, where she continues to write erotica, fiction, poetry and non-fiction.


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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Wonderlust Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway: Wonderlust (Steel Roses #1) by B. L. Wilde



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Author: B. L. Wilde
Series: Steel Roses
Number in Series: 1
Format: ARC PDF
Pages: 201
Expected Release Date: August 1, 2015
Publisher: Self-published
Cover Artist: Laurynne Gouws
Genre: Erotic Romance

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Synopsis from B. L. Wilde
Natasha White has always been unlucky in love. The men she falls for only want one thing from her, and it isn’t commitment. When her boss and on/off fling announces his engagement to another woman, she finds herself running from her feelings for him by taking a job as a personal assistant to the legendary rock god, Alex Harbour—half a world away.
Her new boss is sexy, damaged, and insatiable, but Natasha has been a fan since she was a young girl. Conflicted by her emotions, she begins a love/hate relationship with the egotistical rock star.
Alex’s intentions toward her are clear from the moment they meet, but Natasha isn’t about to run from one emotionless connection to another. She is determined to keep her distance from her childhood crush, by any means necessary.
When lust begins to cloud her mind, however, she becomes hell bent on protecting her heart. What good could ever come out of falling for a rock star, anyway?

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    Hey everyone!!! How are you guys? I am tired as hell, but dong well. It has been sooooo long since my last review (a month or so), but that is still too long as far as I am concerned. But I am figuring things out and will be getting back into the swing of things. So lets get to it!

    Wonderlust is a story that follows a woman named Natasha (Nat) who is getting an interview for her dream job. It came at the right moment too. Her boss is getting engaged. That normally would be good news if she wasn't sleeping with him as well. Natasha needs to get out and fast. What better way than halfway around the world. It is even better when she is going to be the personal assistant to Alex Harbour. Alex was her first crush. Everyone wanted to be with the lead singer of Steel Roses and now she is getting the opportunity to work for him. First impressions are everything, however, and her first meeting with the man himself left a terrible taste in her mouth. She is thinking of throwing this chance away, but the alternative is far too devastating. Natasha is not sure she can survive the rollercoaster that is Alex's life.

    When I heard that B. L. Wilde was writing a new series, I jumped at the chance to review it. Wilde has written some of them most exhilarating and sexy books I have ever read. It is of no surprise that this read is no different. I couldn't be more in love with this book if I tried.

    I love all the feelings I got when reading this. There was something so realistic about it and that was mainly through the characters. Natasha has to be one of my favorite leads. She reminded me of myself. I can see how that sounds conceded, but let me explain. She was so real and down to earth. You could see yourself in her shoes. You have probably been in her shoes.  Maybe not the whole working for a rock star but, but someone who is strong and has a mind of their own, but is still very vulnerable and insecure. She knows herself and that is what holds her back from vetting what she wants even if she won't admit it.

   Then we had Alex. Oh Alex. I was with Natasha at first. Their first meeting was one for the ages for sure. You will want to smack him, a few times. But even when they are arguing, you feel the tension. You see how they react when they are around each other and when they are with different people. They couldn't help it. I love how being around Natasha changes Alex. Everyone seems to notice except Natasha and I know she tried her best not to. Again, her insecurities put so many things in her head at times. But given it is Alex, you couldn't blame her.

     Not only were our leads super spectacular, but the side characters were loads of fun as well. Diego, Alex's best friend and stylist, was an absolute riot. I love how easily he could read  everyone and he wasn't afraid to say what was in his mind. Same for Natasha's friend, Liv. Liv is also a bug Steel Roses fan. I love that Liv was there to set Natasha straight when she needed it. She is not in the book nearly as much as Diego, but I loved the scenes with her and Natasha.

    I am such a huge fan Wilde Seductors series.  Knew that this was would be a great experience. It was and more. The characters are simply infectious. They have a way of staying with you even when you are done. The dialogue between them specifically the back and firth between Natasha and Alex are some of my favorite parts of this book. Oh man, do I have a lot of favorites from this book. This read was so full of vulnerabilities, insecurities, laughs, heartbreak, hope and everything else in between. It is impossible not to be in love this book and its characters. If you are looking for a read and an author worth drooling over, this is simply the best choice. You can do no wrong here. I am dying for the sequel. I know it will be worth the wait. Highly recommended.

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About B. L. Wilde


B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories and sexy men.She can often be found at her desk working on her next project, or looking at eye candy online for research purposes. She is a sucker for happy endings, but will always make her characters work for it. If you enjoy romance, suspense and erotica, let your imagination run 'Wilde'.


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BOOK SOUNDTRACK

Rockstar - Nickelback
Hearts on fire - Passenger
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
I Want You - Bon Jovi
I’m A Mess - Ed Sheeran
Feel - Robbie Williams
Demons - Imagine Dragons
Give Into Me - Michael Jackson
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
I Was Made For Lovin You - Kiss
Rehab - Rihanna
Animals - Maroon 5
Come Undone - Robbie Williams
Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran
The Kill - Thirty Seconds to Mars
Broken - Seether
Wonderwall - Oasis
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
Stigmatized - The Calling
This Years Love - David Gray
I’d Come For You - Nickelback
Are You Going To Be My Girl - Jet


CHARACTER BIOS

Alex Harbour - Adored by millions of women all over the world, Alex Harbour has the world at his feet and the ego to match. Once a front man to the legendary rock band, Steel Roses, he is now a solo artist. His lifestyle is sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Fame has corrupted his soul. No one is strong enough to help him face the demons from his past. That is until a certain PA walks into his life.

Natasha White - All Nat wants is someone that will love her unconditionally, but she has a habit of falling for the wrong man. Maybe secretly she is scared of commitment. Half italian, she has a fiery temper and can stand up for herself. After falling for her boss she has no choice but to take a job to get some distance between them when she discovers he’s become engaged. Running away to LA to work for the rock star Alex Harbour might be the best decision she ever made, though.


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