Release Blitz & Giveaway: Blue Blooded (Benediction #3) by Shelly Bell

A woman who refuses to be tied down…

Investigative reporter Rachel Dawson is always looking for her next big story. While working on a feature about BDSM, she lands a one-night, no-holds-barred pass into the exclusive sex club, Benediction. Rachel doesn’t have a deviant bone in her body—or so she thought—until the infuriating, ex-soldier Logan Bradford convinces her to try rope bondage under his capable hands. But a steamy night turns deadly when Rachel and Logan witness a gruesome murder.

A Dom who’s determined to bind her to him…

Framed for a crime they didn’t commit and hunted by corrupt FBI agents, they flee. As Rachel and Logan search for evidence to clear their names, the attraction they’ve been fighting ignites into fiery passion. Love is the last thing Rachel wants, but night by night, as Logan binds her body, he unravels the knots around her heart. And when they uncover a shocking political conspiracy, Rachel will stop at nothing to reveal the truth…and it just might kill her.

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Without looking, she felt a presence standing directly behind her, her body humming as it always did whenever he was in the same vicinity.

Danielle looked over Rachel’s shoulder with a wicked twinkle in her eye. “Logan, you remember Rachel.”

Rachel had met Logan a year and a half ago through their mutual friend Kate. Having just finished her report about a mother who killed her two kids and then stored their bodies in a freezer, Rachel hadn’t been in the mood to socialize. But she hadn’t wanted to disappoint Kate, so she’d gone out anyway.

Rachel had heard only good things about Logan and was eager to meet him. But after Kate had introduced them, he ignored her most of the evening, acknowledging her only to argue with her on every little comment she made. After an hour of it, she’d decided to keep her mouth shut, not wanting to ruin her friend’s night. She’d spent the rest of the evening observing the way Logan smiled at Kate . . . spoke to Kate . . . lit up for Kate.

That night, she’d realized Logan was in love with Kate.

And that he didn’t like her.

She stood and faced him, ready to try to play nice. She gestured to his hands. “Still playing with ropes I see.”

“Still pretending you’re not curious about them.” His expression didn’t change, but she heard the smirk in his voice.

“I’m not curious. I got over playing cops and robbers when I turned seven.” She tossed her long hair over her shoulder. “And by the way, I always did the tying up.”

He chuckled. “Of course you did.”

“Why would you say ‘of course’?”

He inched closer, the spicy musk of him reaching her nose. “Because you’re a control freak.”

She crossed her arms and took a step toward him, so close she had to tilt her chin up to look into his copper-colored eyes. “If the shoe fits . . .”

He tossed the rope onto the small end table beside Danielle’s chair and wrapped his hand around the top of Rachel’s arm, the heat of his fingers searing her skin. “No, there’s a difference between me and you.” He lowered his voice. “I find serenity in control while you wouldn’t know serenity if it bit you on that finely shaped ass of yours.”

He let go of her and she stumbled back into the chair. If she wasn’t mistaken, there was a compliment blended in with that insult. Reminded by his comment of how she kept her ass finely shaped, she turned from Logan and nudged Danielle on the shoulder. “I do too have a hobby. I do Pilates five days a week. So there, I do something other than work.”

Danielle rose from the chair. “It doesn’t count if you’re on your cell phone the whole time.”

“I bet I could teach you how to relax,” Logan said from behind her.

She twirled around, raising her eyebrow. “You gonna let me tie you up and gag you? Because that would definitely put a smile on my face.”

Laughing, Danielle walked away, giving her a little wave. Traitor.

He chuckled, the sound of it low and deep, which for some reason created a warm, syrupy sensation throughout her body. “Not a chance. But an hour with me, your bones would turn to liquid and you’d have the best night’s sleep of your life.”

“All from a little rope?”

“No,” he said, backing her up against the wall. He caged her in, his right hand resting above her head and the other stroking her hip. “From the heart-pumping, thigh-clenching, eye-rolling orgasms I’d give you while you were bound and gagged.”

Her breath stalled in her chest as the image he suggested flashed before her eyes, threatening to steal the tightly reined control she kept on herself. Then she remembered most men were full of shit. Plenty of others had promised to rock her world in the bedroom and not one had ever succeeded. “Pretty cocky, Soldier Boy. Too bad there’s no way you’ll ever get to deliver.”
He lowered his head, his lips hovering dangerously close to hers. “Afraid to try, Tiger?”

Author Bio

A sucker for a happy ending, Shelly Bell writes sensual romance often with a bit of kink and action-filled erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines.

She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.

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Blog Tour: I Won’t Give Up On You by FL Jacob




I Won’t Give Up on You

FL Jacob

(Book 2, Black Hollywood Duology)

Genre: Erotic Suspense

Release: APRIL 16, 2014

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Sabrina’s dreams are slipping away in the wake of the shooting. She’s lost trying to cope with the new reality of her life. Can Caston help her see that the scars on the outside haven’t changed who she is on the inside?

 

Caston’s true past comes to light, bringing his present crashing down around him. In a life full of betrayal, how will Caston cope when the truth is revealed? Can Sabrina be the constant Caston needs to help him make the life changing decisions he needs to in order to move on?

 

When the web of lies is torn apart, who will be left standing? Will the right person take the fall?
Follow Caston and Sabrina through the aftermath and find out what happens when they each vow I Won’t Give Up on You.
 *PLEASE NOTE* This book is for 18 years and older. This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.


I am a mommy of two, wife to an amazing man, and full time employee. Life is crazy and busy!  I started writing again for a group of women I met last year. They brought back the passion for writing I haven’t seen since high school. Starting this process was tedious and nerve-wracking, but my amazing ladies and my fabulous husband have inspired me to take my love for writing to the next step.




 

The palms of my hands are starting to sweat.  I start wringing them in front of me.  Beth reaches out and grabs them.  “No fidgeting.  You’re beautiful, you have a wonderful guy, you are one lucky bitch, do you know that?” 

I squeeze her hands and pull her to me and wrap her in a big hug.  Sara stops in the doorway, giving us a minute, but I wave her over.  She has helped me get to this perfect moment too.  The smile that spreads on her face makes me so happy.  She joins in on the embrace. 

“Thank you, girls.  Really, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you two.”

We all part, and Sara slides the veil into my hair.  Beth dabs her eyes.  “Are you ready?” she asks me.

I take a deep breath.  “I think so,” I whisper.

Sara smiles.  “Turn around, honey.  You’re so beautiful.” 

Taking another deep breath, I turn slowly.  My breath catches as I see myself for the first time and tears start falling. 

“Wow.”

Beth and Sara nod behind me. 

Standing before me is a grown women, ready to embark on the most terrifying, most amazing journey of her life.  I can’t help but think that my mom should be with me right now helping me get dressed and my dad should be standing in the corner waiting for his little girl.

 
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Have I Told You
FL Jacob
(Book 1, Black Hollywood Duology)
Genre: Erotic Suspense
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I Won’t Give Up on You

FL Jacob
(Book 2, Black Hollywood Duology)
Genre: Erotic Suspense
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Wikomsette by Emerald Lavere


Regina lost her husband four years ago. Now she lives a solitary life—by choice. But her preferences are tossed aside when an unseen force drops her into a remote jungle. There, a mysterious band of handsome, athletic men are waiting to show her that the woman who takes on their tribe has no chance to remain lonely…or unsatisfied. Enlisted as the group’s “Wikomsette” or “Wife”, her emotional and physical desires are at first resurrected, then fulfilled.

Eight men, but only one will truly claim her heart. Niku, the leader, is the first to re-awaken desire in Regina. Brannon, second in command is the most stunningly beautiful man she has ever seen, but his sweet talking may only lead to another heartbreak. Most of the other men could win her over as well, with some exceptions, such as Ax, who infuriates her mind as strongly as he  melts her body.

Maneuvering her way through the tribe emotionally, is not Regina’s only concern. Kept in the dark about who they are and what their mission is,  leaves her to consider several theories. Could they be covert military men? Aliens? Part of a secret cult? Eventually she will learn not  only the shocking truth of who they are, but that she may play  a much bigger role in the mission than any of them could have  guessed, changing forever the course of her life, and of all life on Earth.




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The doctor was gentle but, through Ax, asked a thousand questions about my health history.  He pulled a number of things I’d never seen before out of his bag.  Ax told me the doctor’s instruments were for taking and testing samples of my tissues and fluids.  That information was nerve-racking, but other than some mild discomfort, the examination wasn’t painful.  Brannon held my hand during the pelvic exam.  I told myself to pull away from him but couldn’t.  Ax looked on from the side with an unreadable expression.

“The doctor wants to know how many sexual partners you’ve had?” Ax eventually asked.

“Five,” I said, concentrating on a spot on the ceiling.  The clear gel created odd distortions and shapes as the light reflected off it.

“Plus three more now, eh?” said Ax.

“No.  I mean, two, up until yesterday.”

A few seconds of silence passed.  I glanced sideways at Ax’s dumbstruck expression.  Then he must have repeated what I’d told him, because after he spoke in the other language, the doctor and Brannon looked at me with surprise.

Brannon jumped up and ranted loudly, first at one man, then the other, and then at no one in particular.  The doctor seemed to be trying to reason with him.  Ax remained silent and motionless.

“What’s wrong?” I asked.

By way of reply, Ax shook his head, his expression vacant as he stared at the floor.

The doctor spoke to At.  Brannon sat back down, hands in his hair, muttering under his breath.

Ax’s voice was monotone when he spoke again.  “Your exam is over.  Dr. Sebastian says you are in good health and will be capable of fulfilling your purpose here.”

“And what is that?  Just what the hell is that supposed to be?  I don’t even know how I got here, but I want to go home.  You can’t make me stay!”

In a tone full of irony, Ax replied, “Can’t make you stay?  Woman, the fact is, even if we wanted to, we couldn’t make you go.”

 


Meet Emerald Lavere
Emerald Lavere is a forty-something wife, mother, dancer, singer, writer, lover of comic book heroes and heroines, good dark chocolates (especially with liquor in them), and many different flavors of art, books, and men!

A fan of just about every genre, she aims to write stories that contain something her readers will find sweet, and something surprising as well. If hot, explicit, sexual encounters happen to be included in those stories, well, it’s really not her fault. She is only recording the facts of what happens in the alternate universes, that the voices in her head tell her about. Often the voices won’t shut up until their stories have been told, so really, what else can she do?

Living in Southern California with her family and a fluffy dog she met at the local shelter, Ms. Lavere enjoys time with her family, reading, and walks. A former professional performer, she now dances for fun whenever possible, and sings often, and loudly, in her car. When she has alone time and is not working on her writing, she enjoys watching old Smallville episodes, because hot damn, there are some fine ass men on that show.


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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Revealing Us (Inside Out #3) by Lisa Renee Jones


REVIEW

If you have not yet read the Inside Out series by Lisa Renee Jones, you are in for a treat.  All the books in the series have captivated me from the start.  Her stories just flow fluidly and always leave me wanting more. 

Recently, I had the pleasure of reading Revealing Us.  In Being Me, we got down to Sara’s guarded secret that made my heart break for her.  In this installment we finally get down to what made Chris into the man he is.  The man who seeks out and craves pain to escape his demons.  This beautiful man carries so much inside him.  He has lost so much.  He avoids getting too close to people, yet there’s something about Sara that he can’t resist.  Time and again he’s tried to warn her away, but after what they’ve both endured up to this point she’s not backing off.  She’s all in.  “No in between.”   

I love him with Sara.  They are absolutely perfect for each other.  Together, they are stronger.  Together they have faced many monsters and have come out triumphant.  But, now they stand before one of their toughest challenges.  Trust.  When you have someone from Chris’s past who’s hell bent on making him suffer, while at the same time coming off as the faithful confidant, it’s understandable for Sara to feel insecure, out of depth.  She needs to remember the man Chris is now though.  The man he’s showed her to be.  And the secrets the lay in his past are for him to reveal.  Which he eventually does.
My heart ached for Chris a few times.  The burden this man carries with him dug a pit in me.  With Sara’s love though and the strength they gather from each other he’s finally starting to heal.  They both are. 
Though there is still plenty left to resolve, this book did not end in a major cliffhanger like the last two.  It was more of a To Be Continued feeling.  Well…that is until you get to the Epilogue.  There, Lisa Renee left me clutching my Kindle tightly, frantically swiping my finger across the screen for more.  Ah, but it wouldn’t be a Lisa Renee Jones book if she didn’t leave me desperate for more. 
 


IF I WERE YOU
Inside Out, Book 1
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The steamy first installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones, in the bestselling tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
 When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.
Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.
BEING ME
Inside Out, Book 2
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The sexy second installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy, following If I Were You—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the missing journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.
In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebeccabut can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?
REVEALING US
Inside Out, Book 3
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The third and final installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance trilogy—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
You’ve discovered Rebecca’s secrets. You’ve discovered Sara’s secrets. Now Sara will discover “his” deepest, darkest secrets…but will those secrets bind them together—or tear them apart?
Meet Lisa Renée
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website and she is active on twitter and Facebook daily.
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Author Spotlight and Review: Endgame by Mia Downing

I FINALLY got the next installment of the Spygames series by Mia Downing. And it did not disappoint! Endgame gives us the story of steely eyed and hard as nails Charlotte. She’s fierce, she cold, and she’s a killer.  She’s sent to protect Jake’s brother Aaron. He’s royally screwed up and now she has to keep him safe. Little does she know, that while she’s on assignment her endgame will be put into motion.
Aaron and Charlotte are a little different from most characters in stories like this. Aaron is definitely not like Jake and Chase. He’s not very confident with the ladies and he doesn’t have much experience with the women. He’s more afraid of them than you can imagine. Charlotte is anything but submissive. She’s dominant and in charge of everything. She keeps a tight control over everything.
As Charlotte and Aaron grow closer, their roles begin to shift. Aaron learns how to take charge and Charlotte learns to let her true nature show through. Charlotte and Aaron find themselves growing closer and closer. The big problem? Charlotte doesn’t expect to survive her endgame.
Now, I’m the first to admit that I like my men dominant and my women submissive. That’s just the way I like my characters. The first part of this book was a bit difficult for me, simply because the roles are reversed. However, it works for these characters. The last half of the book, you really see the growth in Aaron and Charlotte and you see how they connect with each other. They are truly meant for each other and compliment each other in ways you can’t imagine.
Now, at the end of Lethal Limits, I was firmly entrenched in Team Jake’s camp. Chase could take a flying leap off a cliff for all I cared. He’s an ass. I guess being Satan and Lord of the Spies will do that do you. But for all you Chase lovers out there, he redeems himself. I continued to hate through this book, but by the end, I was feeling all warm and mushy toward him.  Pissed me off!

I’m hoping we get more Spy Games books. I do love a good super spy!
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Endgame is only available at Amazon 
Hi, I’m Mia Downing, and I want to thank Lee Anne for having me today! I’m excited to share a bit of news first—to celebrate the release of Spy Games: Endgame, the publisher has graciously put Trained for Seduction and Lethal Limits on sale for $.99 until end of day Friday, 9/23 at all locations. They’re extending the sale an additional week at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. 
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When I started writing Trained for Seduction, I had no intention of making it a series. I had an idea for a story, one that began at night while I was laying in bed. You see, my husband snores. Loudly. And seeing I’m fairly low-energy ::cough::lazy::cough:: it seemed like a huge effort to relocate myself to the much colder and more uncomfortable couch. So out of the cold came a really neat story of 62,000 words. My editor loved it and wanted two more books. I scoffed at that—I had no ideas for a series. Jake was a man whore and he’d never settle down. And how could I come up with a third book? It seemed way too much work (remember, I am low-energy.) 
Obviously, I came up with a second and third book because book 3, Spy Games: Endgame has been released! Charlotte Smith ends up filling in as Aaron’s bodyguard under the ruse of being his girlfriend. Charlotte is a cold, hard and mean assassin with a score to settle. Aaron is an actor, running from the embarrassment of spiritual failure and his past. Sparks flew when the two met at Jake’s wedding and now both find the smoldering lust to be almost too much to handle. Here’s more juicy tidbits about the characters involved in Endgame
Charlotte Smith: She describes herself as cold, hard and mean, with a second degree black belt and excellent marksmanship skills. She didn’t start out this way. She was a gentle and kind woman from London, living a submissive life with a caring Dominant. And then she made a mistake, which led to a nightmare she later chose to forget rather than remember. 
Charlotte appeared in Trained for Seduction as Kate’s nemesis and was later written to a bigger part. I knew in Lethal Limits she was the redhead in the bar with Jake, but knew little else. I had to add in quite a bit to weave her in better. I loved the idea of her being the strongest of the three women on the exterior, but actually the weakest internally because she’s been through so much. She needs a caring and sweet man who will gently demand her love and attention. I think Aaron is perfect for her. She just takes a bit to agree with me. 
Aaron James Anderson: the youngest of five strapping Andersons, Aaron learned early that being smart got him farther than being hot. After having his life mapped out for him at age of sixteen, God went and tossed a monkey wrench in his plans, making him scramble for a whole new destiny. He struggles and hides behind the lies and deception of acting until Charlotte is unceremoniously dumped on his doorstep with her gun pulled and spy senses on full power. 
After writing two very strong and well-schooled heroes I was ready for a change. Aaron seemed like the perfect candidate given his religious background and quest to become a priest. I wanted a man who could show some growth and become the man he needed to be. 
Chase Sanders: I know he’s not Lee Anne’s favorite character and he’s not ashamed of that. He’s the character you love to hate, and in his story, Trained for Seduction, we see firsthand how he struggles between love for his country and the love for his family and friends. I think the end of Endgame sees a tipping point toward the friends! 
I love how we see him from a different characters’ point of view in each book. Charlotte used to think Chase walked on water, until the complications of being the boss got in the way. Where she used to blindly and devotedly follow his orders, now she questions them since they seem to be keeping her from her destiny. Aaron gets flack from Chase being the youngest brother of his best friend, but there’s an undercurrent of some other source of dislike as well. Aaron isn’t about to ask, since he would rather deal personally with Satan than his understudy. 
Jake Anderson: I’ll save the best for Team Jake to swoon over. I loved having Jake back in this book. He gets to be Jake at his best—in love, learning to cook, wearing disguises, chatting in Russian. He’s full of advice and insight now that he’s a reformed man whore, but he’s also full of secrets and deceit that make Charlotte wonder if she’s smart in trusting her boys explicitly. It made sense to have Jake tag along for this one and I hope you love the role he plays at the end as mediator. He’s not used to doing that at all. 
I hope that gives you a little insight to the characters of Endgame and the Spy Games series! Enjoy! 
~Mia
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Review: Bodyguards of Pleasure by Melody Snow Monroe

Bodyguards of Pleasure is HOT and SEXY! 
Brooke is a svelte computer nerd who witnesses a murder in her small town of Pleasure, Montana.  When she runs to the sheriff’s office, she’s met by the local law enforcement and sexy Gavin. Gavin decides he needs to keep Brooke safe so he takes her home with him.
Gavin is retired from the military and lives with Riley. They’re both hot, doms and like to share! They also like their women with curves and brains. Brooke is perfect for them.
I really liked all three characters in this story. Gavin and Riley are similar enough that they get along well but not so similar as to be annoying. They’re also different enough to compliment each other. Where one is neat, the other is messy. Where one is ordered, the other is….not.
Brooke is an awesome character. She’s not the skinny mini that we find so often in books. She has curves. She’s had a few bad experiences and that makes her a little self-conscience, but not enough to be annoying. It’s a natural hesitation, but she lets it go when she sees the looks on Gavin and Riley’s faces. She doesn’t keep harping on it.
Of course, she has the blond skinny mini sister that everyone loves. But her sister is loving toward Brooke and isn’t a bitch. She’s sweet, charming and friendly. It was nice to have two sister, different in appearance, but get along. There was no underlying resentment. It was nice!
The sex between Gavin, Brooke and Riley was hot. The first interaction between Gavin and Brooke felt a little awkward, but then first encounters can be awkward! They’re not all roses!
The suspense of the murder mystery and the attacks on Brooke added to the story. It was just the right amount to make the story work. It really enhanced the story and the tension between Brooke, Gavin and Riley.

I’m definitely looking forward to more of the Pleasure, Montana series!
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Review: Gone with the Wolf

Hot Alpha Males who think they have all the answers.

How hard they fall when they meet their match.
That’s exactly what happened to Drake Wilder when he met Emelia Hudson. He’s controlled, logical and CEO of Wilder Financial. Then he meets Emelia, free-spirit, follow your gut Emelia. All bets are off!
Drake Wilder shares control of the pack with his twin brother Silas. Their father declared that the first brother to find his Luminary, or soul mate, would be alpha of the pack and the other would get control of the family estate. Drake never wanted to be alpha. He was happy controlling the estate. When he met Emelia, he knew what this meant.  Silas was not happy. Silas wants it all, control of the pack and the estate.
This was an interesting read to me. I love paranormal stories and this one is no different. Kristin Miller brought me a paranormal story that fit some of the molds we’re used to and look for in a paranormal story while still bringing something new to it.
I liked the tension of Silas going after Emelia. It added a nice touch to the story. Emelia was a breath of fresh air. She was independent and carefree. She worked hard for what she wanted and wouldn’t go down without a fight.
Drake was the typical alpha male wolf. In fact, he was the typical alpha male CEO. However, he does learn.
I think the name Kristin Miller gave this book was perfect. There are touches, slight touches, of classic movies through out the book. The most obvious one should be noted by the title of this book. The slight touches of classic movies added an extra layer to this book and I loved it!

I’m eagerly anticipating the next one in this series. I think it’s going to be great!
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Review: Twisted by Rebecca Zanetti

War
Intrigue
Deceit
Love
Romance
Shape shifting Cheerleaders
What do things have in common? Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series. I am loving ever single one of these!
Twisted is a novella that involved a couple of periphery characters from earlier stories. Having met these characters before we already know them and love them. So, Ms. Zanetti is able to jump into the story with both feet right off the bat! We also have the advantage of already knowing the backstory for the background on this novella. It’s nice and wonderful. Ms. Zanetti moves the story along with this one and provides us with a sweet story about two people looking for family. Looking for home.
Maggie is a shifter who was infected with a virus and she’s been able to fight the virus off. She’s on the hunt for a traitor. Terrent is a lone wolf. He’s a hunter and he’s not used to staying in one place.
Maggie doesn’t remember her past. Nothing from before being kidnapped by the Kurjans. Terrent remembers everything. He knows Maggie’s past and his own. All he has to do now is get her to remember.
I loved this novella. It was sweet, funny and full of passion!
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Jerk of My Dreams #14

Jerk. Asshole. Douchenozzle. Admit it- you hate to love the jerks. That alpha male character who is so arrogant and rude but sexy as hell. That foul mouthed douche bag of a man who rocks your traitorous heart. We’ve all read them and we’ve all liked them to some extent. In real life you wouldn’t touch the man with a ten foot pole. But in the fictional world? Nothing can stand in the way! Everyone would be lying to themselves if they didn’t admit that the meaner the man, the further we run… Towards them! *sigh* 

That’s what this weekly meme is about- those jerky delicious men! Each Friday this meme will go up, and you can share your jerk anyway you want: review, interview, lines and quotes, giveaway of a book. However you want! All you have to do is sign up HERE and follow the linky. Any time you comment on someones post, leave your link so that person can comment back.

Kristen Ashley has this ability to write stories that suck you in and keep you there until the bitter end.  Her characters are flawed, they’re brutal and their loveable. At Peace is no different.
At Peace is the second in the The ‘Burg Series. One of the things I love about this series is the age of the characters. They’re in their late 30’s and sometimes 40’s. These are characters who have experienced some of life and are still trying to find their way.
Violet Winters lost her husband 18  months ago. He was a cop in Chicago and he was executed. The person responsible has been stalking Violet. To save her sanity, she moves her daughters to The ‘Burg. She happens to move in next to Joe Callahan.
Joe Callahan has been dealt some blows in life. He’s closed himself off and he’s not looking for love. He’s got his security business and life is good. Or so he thinks.
Violet and her girls invade Joe’s life and get in under his walls. They fill him up and make him whole. But Joe doesn’t want this. He’s happy with his life, or so he thinks. So….Joe pushes Violet away and right into the arms of another man.
Joe is a typical alpha male, complete with chest thumping. He’s also a jerk. He keeps pushing Violet away. And he does it at the worst times and in the worst way.
Violet is naïve in many ways. She’d been with her late husband since she was 15. She’s never been with another man before and now she’s faced with Joe. OMG! 
This story was filled with drama, kidnappings, stalking, murder and of course, a little mayhem.
Life is full of surprises and you never know when you’ll find your second chance.

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Zane (Alluring Indulgences #2) by Nicole Edwards

I hate to say this but…..the McCay boys are no longer my most favorite HOTTIE HOTTIE Cowboys. They now share that distinction with the Walker Boys. Don’t get me wrong, I still love me some McKays, but the Walkers are right there with them. Mmmmm…..Yummy……
Add into that and Zane is just HOTTTIE McHottie! OMG! (just a moment, I need wipe the drool off my face.)
Zane and Vanessa are friends with benefits. When Zane is attacked in front of Vanessa’s house, he ends up fighting for his life. Vanessa feels responsible for the attack on Zane. She starts to fall apart. As a result she pulls away from Zane.
When Zane finally gets out of the hospital he relentlessly pursues Vanessa. He’s determined to help her get over the attack she witnessed while making her fall in love with him.
The scenes between Zane and Vanessa are HOT!! OMG! They were scorching. Then we add in Beau for a little three way action and HOLY HOT HELL BATMAN! Hang on to your panties! There’s a little twist in this threesome that will make you go hmmmm…….
Then tension and suspense of the story is amazing. Zane is the typical alpha male and his inner dom is coming out! I hope we see more of Zane and Vanessa!
The teaser into Travis’s story is intriguing and HOT! I think this whole series is going to be HOT! I’m so looking forward to the other stories. Nicole Edwards has become one of my new Favorite Authors!
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