Cover Reveal: Take Me With You by K.A. Linde

Grant 
All of my demons are coming to head. I thought Ari could push them back. I thought I could conquer my vices with her at my side. I thought wrong.
Aribel 
Fear is my new constant. I thought I could conceal it, contain it, control it. I thought that now that I had Grant the worst was over. I thought wrong.

But if we’re going to survive, wherever you go…take me with you. 

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Excerpt

I’d never given much thought to falling in love. For someone like me, it seemed an impossibility. Why dwell on something that would never happen? I had no interest in chicks for more than what they could give me in one night. Fuck ‘em and then show ‘em the door. There were always clinger groupies, who claimed to love me. But they loved what I could offer them. Sex.A one-night stand.A story to tell their friends about how they slept with a rocker.With Grant McDermott. I was a name. A symbol.Nothing more.

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USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.


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Jerk of My Dreams #34

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! Any time you comment on someones post, leave your link so that person can comment back.

Tears of Tess was nothing I expected, but everything I wanted and more. It’s dark, gritty and deliciously raw.

​This story took me to another realm, one I didn’t ever want to leave. I was a enthralled from the beginning, unable to put my book down for a second. Tears of Tess consumed my thoughts every minute of the day until I finished the story, and even after that I still couldn’t stop thinking about it. I want to rant and rave like a lunatic about this book to everyone I know!!

This book is FUCKING AMAZING! There, I had to get it out.

Tess was a mere shell of a woman. She was willing to sacrifice her own desires and needs to satisfy those she cared for as long as she got one thing in return. She’d been thrown away and discarded as if she was worthless by her parents, so she had no ties to them. She was virtually alone in the world except for her boyfriend. All Tessa needed was to feel wanted and loved because she never had. It was really simply. She was as happy as her life would allow her to be, until everything change in the blink of an eye. Some would call it their worst nightmare, but for Tessa it was a blessing in disguise.

Tears of Tess is not for the faint of heart. For me, this is how a kidnapping theme should be written. I need a fight, a will to live so to speak, and Tessa was full of fire that raged inside her. I think that’s what was so appealing too, not just a woman who gives up the moment she’s taken. Tess fought hard, she never gave up even from the physical abuse she endured. Tessa was everything I look for in my heroines with this kind of theme.

Tess believed something was wrong with her because of what she yearned for sexually. She has different desires then most would deem acceptable. But this book just shows that it’s okay to like what you like. That there’s nothing wrong with it. I love that. Because at the end of the day, we have to be content with ourselves both inside and out, and Tessa was finally happy even under the circumstances it played out. Q showed her it was okay, but at the same time she opened up his eyes and showed him the same as well. They both need to feel accepted and wanted, and they’re able to give it to each other unconditionally.

Q…*sigh* That is all. Read it for him. He’s perfectly broken but all man.

​Once I finished this book, I wasn’t ready to pick up the squeal just yet- I wanted to reread this book again. That’s how much I loved it! I haven’t had that feeling in years either. Onto the next!

I can say without a shadow of doubt, that I will be picking up every single book Pepper Winters writes.

Jerk of My Dreams(& a giveaway!!) #33

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! Any time you comment on someones post, leave your link so that person can comment back.

K.A. Linde has stopped by my favorite day of the week on the blog- Jerk Friday! K.A. is a lover of jerks herself, so it’s only fitting she’s here today. Not only has she offered a paperback arc, but a teaser to OFF THE RECORD as well!

Liz Dougherty has no idea a single question is about to change her life.

Her first big reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper has her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference. Brady Maxwell may have everything it takes to be a politician—a winning pedigree, devastating good looks, a body made to wear suits—but his politics rub Liz the wrong way. When Liz’s hard-hitting question catches the upstart senator off-guard, it impresses Hayden Lane, Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporter.

But Liz is also headed into a secret romance with Brady that could destroy both their ambitions. Though he’s a bachelor, potential voters might frown on Brady cozying up to a reporter. And Liz isn’t sure sneaking around is enough for her—especially when things between her and Hayden might be less platonic than she thought.

Sleek, sexy, and smart, Off the Record ventures into a high-stakes campaign and an even higher-stakes affair to answer the question: When politics and love collide, can there ever be a winner?

OFF THE RECORD Teaser! 

“You don’t want to see me?” 
He apparently seemed amused at the thought. He knew she wanted to see him. 
“I do,” she corrected. She couldn’t lie about that. “But I don’t know why you had to bring me here at seven o’clock in the morning to tell me that. Why didn’t you just come to my place yesterday?” “Because I can’t see you when you want to see me,” Brady told her, pushing his diner coffee away and meeting her eyes. Hers were already narrowed. 
“But you can see me when you want to?” 
“Yes.” He didn’t even try to hide behind his charming words. 
“Why? I don’t get it.” 
“I want to see you, but in the position I’m . . . we’re in, it’s not possible,” he told her. 
“What, because you’re running for office?” She knew she sounded incredulous, but it made sense. He wouldn’t want to risk anything . . . especially not on a woman, no matter his big talk. 
“And you’re a reporter . . . a college reporter,” he reminded her. 
“And I wrote that article,” she said filling in the blanks. 
“You did,” Brady confirmed. “While I don’t mind you pointing out my faults, the campaign and my opponents will see it as me giving up the nomination.” 
“Why are you here then?” she asked, her anger mounting once more. 
“Because I still want you. Weeks later, I still want you. And you want me too.” 
Liz’s stomach dropped and all the anger she had been holding dissipated. He wanted her. She knew he did, but hearing it like that was intoxicating. She didn’t want to give him up. She was having a fucking hard time even concentrating on anything else. 
“So, you want me, but you can’t see me?” 
“I can’t see you on your terms,” he corrected. 
“What does that even mean?” Liz asked, raising her voice. 
 “Look, I want us to continue what we’re doing, but in private. I don’t want to jeopardize my career . . . or your career,” he added quickly. 
Liz breathed in and out deeply, realizing finally what he was saying. “You want a fuck buddy,” she stated as bluntly as possible. If he was going to be all out in the open, she wanted plain words. She wanted to know what he was offering . . . what kind of deal she was willing to take. He sighed as if she was misinterpreting, but she was sure she wasn’t. 
“That’s not what I had in mind,” he said. 
“No? That’s what it sounds like. So, what kind of situation is this?” she asked, her anger resurfacing. She didn’t even know where it came from, because it wasn’t as if she didn’t want to sleep with him, and it wasn’t as if she didn’t want to keep it a secret. Some innate trigger in her brain was firing and she was listening. 
“Do you get to sleep with other people? Are you going to be dating someone who fits you better in the spotlight? Should I find someone else to date in the meantime?” 
“Liz,” he snapped, cutting off whatever she was going to say next. “I’m not here to argue the point. I’m not here to discuss terms. I want you, and I want you anytime I can have you. That happens to be a much more limited time frame. If you aren’t interested, then good luck with your paper.” 
He pulled out his wallet, threw two twenties on the table, and stood. 

I’m thinking I should’ve read my ARC when I appeared on my kindle last year. After this teaser, looks like I’ll be starting it very soon!


K.A. Linde is giving away one paperback arc of OFF THE RECORD. In order to be entered in the giveaway, please leave a comment with your email address. The email address is a must in order to contact the winner.You’ll get bonus entries if you share this post and tag K.A. Linde. 🙂 A winner will be chosen tomorrow from Random.org. Happy Reading!


Jerk of My Dreams # 31

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 
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The Other C-Word will rock your world. OMG! I was hooked from the very beginning.
Marley is such an enigmatic character. She has secrets. Secrets only her family knows. These secrets cause so many problems for her. Yet, she’s surrounded by family that loves her, supports her, and does what they need in order to help her. We should all be so lucky.
She finally meets a man that could be her one. Her one true love. Yet, she pushes him away. Her secrets are too much.
Rick is awesome. He agrees to play by her rules. Yet, he manages to get a few of his own rules thrown in. Over time, he gets her to see things differently. He does it just by being himself.
Now, while Rick is awesome. He’s also a jerk. He pushes things, he’s inappropriate, he’s cocky, arrogant and OMG HOT! I really wanted to smack him at times. He would be a total jerk to her and then in the next instant he was being sweet.  As soon as she would say or do something he took affront to, he would be cold and arctic to her. But, once he found out the whys of her behavior he would soften toward her and try to make everything better.
I was on an emotional roller coaster through this book. I knew she had secrets. Horrible secrets, but we didn’t find out those secrets until about ¾ way through the book. Once we find out the entire secret, I was bawling. I completely understood why she was being that way. I also understood Rick’s need to take care of her.
We should all be so lucky to have a Rick in our lives. Or has Marley called him R U Randy! (That gave me many chuckles).  Even though Marley kept pushing him away, he came for her when she needed him most.
I think it may be time to Dish……and dish!

Jerk of My Dreams #29

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.



This is one of the BEST series I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Sherrilyn Kenyon creates such an amazing world with characters that are so real.Any paranormal romance fans who like Atlantis, Greek Mythology needs to read this series. Its utterly captivating.

Hail Glorious Reader:

I was born the noble son of a legendary Roman senator. I walked through the ancient world as a general, admired and supreme until a brutal betrayal caused me to bargain my soul. Now I’m an immortal Dark-Hunter, bound to protect mankind from the evil scourge that haunts it. Over the centuries, I’ve seen many frightening things: plagues, pestilence, disco music…

And now Tabitha Devereaux. A human, she has trained herself to fight vampires every bit as capably as any Dark-Hunter. Idiosyncratic and off-beat, she is my personal bane-and yet she beguiles me. There are only two small problems. She happens to be the twin of my mortal enemy’s wife. More than that, Tabitha and her sister are being stalked by a power that will not rest until everyone she holds dear is dead.

Unlike my Dark-Hunter brethren, I rely on no one but myself. They spurned me and I turned my back on them. But the only way to save Tabitha and her family is to find some way to bridge a two thousand-year-old feud.

They say opposites attract, but can they stay together when even the Fates conspire to keep them apart? Then again, the Fates have never dealt with the likes of Tabitha Devereaux before. They’re going to be in for quite a fight…

–Valerius Magnus

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Jerk of My Dreams #27

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.

Jocelyn Rhodes is a single mother with a demanding career and a long-neglected libido. Frustrated with the dating scene and way overdue for some satisfying sex, she takes a friend’s advice and hires Sabian, a deliciously sexy escort. He’s well worth the money, and the sheets haven’t even cooled off before she’s ready to call him again.

The more time she spends with him, the more she realizes she and Sabian have more in common than she thought. She’s a single mom, he’s a prostitute, and when it comes to dating, they’re both damaged goods. To most potential mates, Jocelyn and Sabian are in a category akin to dented soup cans, but if the two of them can look past each other’s respective dents, they just might find something they’ve both been missing.

But even if they do find that something, how on earth can she make a relationship work with a man who sleeps with other women for a living?

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Jerk of My Dreams #26

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.

This is a DNF for me. I’m sorry, but I just can’t read another page. I tried, I really did. I made it 60% through the story, but I just couldn’t take it any longer. That’s saying something considering the fact that I wanted to stop reading this book into the second chapter.

 

This is how I feel about Daniel/Bastian…

Daniel’s ONLY saving quality is his warped sense of humor. He is suppose to be the jerk of the century, but he’s nothing but a straight up dickhead to me. I love my mean and abusive heroes probably more than normal, but this dude is just rude and crude. He’s bipolar and extreme, and I wanted to kick him in the nuts then throw him over the blow up boat and paddle away. I will say there were a few, and I mean few, where I wanted to lie with him under the scorching sun and swap spit with him to keep from dehydrating.

Just kidding. I didn’t like him that much. Daniel did have a few sweet and tender moments, usually only after he laid into the heroine to the point where it had me shrinking into a corner and wanting to hide. He was like a raging lunatic! The heroine is a saint for putting up with him. For real.

Honestly? I felt like I was reading an erotic version of the television show SURVIVOR. I swear it was just like that but add in some pirates. There’s a bunch of useless information that I believe was intended to help develop the story, but didn’t. I just kept rolling my eyes and asking myself, “Did I just read that correctly?” Truthfully, I couldn’t believe the amount of information to survive out on the open sea was in this book. It was like a tutorial!

For instance, did you know that when you catch a fish from the ocean and slit the spine of it immediately, that you can drink the spinal fluid to keep from dehydrating?

Yeah. Like I really needed that visual- or needed to know that.

NO.
THANK.
YOU.

Unfortunately, the only good thing I have to say is that the writing style was very pleasant and enjoyable to read. I’d be lying if I said I would never read this authors books again. So I guess that’s not a bad thing, right?

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Jerk of My Dreams #25

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.

This is how I feel right now after finishing this book. Gotta love gifs.

I know, I know she did not leave me like this. She couldn’t possibly, right? I’m about to go ape shit crazy right now!

W.T.F.

I don’t go fan girl crazy. Ever. It’s not in my bones to, but imma about to go stage 5 clinger crazy and get into my car and drive up to Georgia to find this author!
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And once I do, I’m going to duct tape her to a wall and make her tell me in detail what is to come in this series! BECAUSE I AM DYING RIGHT NOW.

I’m not above doing it either. Just sayin’.

FUCK!

I try not to curse in my reviews. Really, I do. But sometimes a good FUCK is needed. GOOD was unfucking believable! It makes me want to run in circles and shout curse words in multiple languages as loud as I can! How the hell am I suppose to read anything after this???! You’ve ruined me, S. RUINED ME.

Happy?

I seriously need to contain myself right now, but I’m having a hard time doing so, obviously.

K..here goes…

GOOD came in for review I got excited, but then quickly became disappointed. It’s a teacher/student book and dear God how I love that theme, but not one has been done right in my opinion. They all leave me yearning for more. It drives me crazy too! How hard is it to get the damn story right? This kind of theme needs build up, lots and lots of intense build up. It also needs tension in all forms, friction and heavy emotions. But most importantly it also needs DEVELOPMENT, which lacks in most teacher/student books. I don’t want, ‘hey baby, let’s shag’ in the first few chapters. And for some reason, no one gets the build up and relationship development right. But S. Walden does and it’s juicy. Unbelievably juicy. Best part of all? there’s sex!!! YES! SEX!

Cadence is being punished for a huge mistake she made. Her extremely religious parents were humiliated and beyond shocked by her actions to the point where they carted her off for ten months. Now that she’s returned to high school her senior year, she’s being bullied on a daily basis by her peers. She tries desperately to go with the flow with these mean girls on the outside, but on the inside she’s hurting. She’s lost all her friends, including her best friend since her little stint that landed her in juvie.

Enter the sexy and deviant Mr. Connelly aka Mark. He’s Cadence’s 28 year old math teacher. He see’s beyond Cadence’s facade and tries to help her, but on a completely platonic level. Unbeknownst to Mark and Cadence, a forbidden relationship is developing between them under his watch. Simple acts of kindness lead to an intense romance that could ruin each of their futures. Much is at stake for both of them. But is it worth it in the end?

We didn’t learn much about Mark, which I kind of liked (surprisingly) but I have a feeling it’s coming in the next book. I think he truly loves Cadence, but his words and actions during a highly intense scene left me reeling and questioning him. I was hurting so bad for Cadence and for Mark to say what he did…yeah. I wanted to strangle him. He made up for it and apologized, but it stuck with me. With the way Good ended, I’m on the edge waiting to see what he does next, if what he said he means.

S. Walden has a beautiful literary voice with hints of sarcasm and a well developed storyline. I cannot wait to read more books by this author. Simply superb in my eyes!

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Author Spotlight and Review: Beneath the Surface by M.A. Stacie (And Jerk of My Dreams #24)

Kyran Reese is a man in control. Driven when it comes to work, focused when it comes to play. From his office to the chalk circle of Metro’s bare-knuckle boxing ring, his only thought is to win. That thirst heightens when Dale Porter enters his life. His brother’s assistant should be off-limits, but her witty comments and sarcastic comebacks have him desperate to get her between the sheets. After receiving an unexpected left hook, Kyran gets exactly what he wants, though he makes the rules very clear.
When Dale agrees to Kyran’s relationship stipulation of no labels, she’s sucked into a whirlwind of lust, money, and underground boxing.  The agreement to keep their lust away from the office is discarded when rules are molded to suit their ever-increasing attraction. Dale fights her growing affection, trying to hide it even when the world around them spirals out of control. All too soon she realizes she can’t hide her true feelings any longer.
Kyran begins to wonder if he’s finally met his match, and with his family falling apart before his eyes, he turns to the two things he knows will keep him sane: boxing and Dale. Those crutches can’t last forever, and when Kyran finds it harder to function he is left with a decision he never thought he’d have to make.

Could playing to win mean playing for keeps?

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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.
HOT! HOT! HOT! I loved this book. The story was hot, Kyran is hot, the sex was hot. Basically, it was hot!
Kyran is not your typical millionaire CEO. He has a secret. Only Dale has discovered that secret. Not only does she know his secret, she doesn’t put up with his crap. She gives as good she gets. He’s used to getting his way, but then so is Dale.
I like the idea of the millionaire getting the girl. They can do things no one else can. It makes the fantasy more fun to me. Of course, they’re alpha men and most of the time they’re jerks. Yep. Jerks. Well guess what? Kyran is a jerk too. But he is redeemable. He has his faults, but when it comes to Dale, he just can’t help it!
When Dale and Kyran fall into a sex-only relationship, you know it won’t stay that way. Kyran insists on “no labels”. However, by not labeling something, you’re labeling it. Men are so dumb sometimes! Dale refuses to be used by Kyran, so she stands up to him. She’s also brave enough to walk away when she needs to.
Kyran has more familial issues to work through than you could ever imagine. Of course Dale sees them. Well, at least some of them. Not only does she have her eyes open, she’s not afraid to call Kyran on the carpet for it.
One of the most refreshing things about this story? Dale has been hurt. We all have. But Dale didn’t let that stop her from enjoying life and having fun. She didn’t hold her past lovers faults against Kyran. She didn’t put those jerks past sins on him.

There was so much to love about this story and I think love it all! Not only is it a great story, it was a quick read. We had the right amount of angst, drama, loving and hot smexy scenes!

What gets you in the mood to write, both normal and sexy scenes.  Do you have any rituals you go through to get in the writing zone?
In truth, my life is far too busy to have a ritual. I have so little writing time that when I see an opening I have to get writing.
I have three boys, a day job and have had a few races booked this year, so much of my time was needed to run. I will snatch up whatever time I can grab to write. I carry my notebook everywhere and scribble away whenever I can.
When I first started writing I had to have a few beers before I could write anything remotely sexy.  I needed the alcohol to break down my inhibitions. I laugh at that now, because just last week I wrote an entire sex scene while my 6 year old was having his swimming lesson. I didn’t care if anyone was reading over shoulder. Their questions would certainly have started an interesting conversation.
Most of the time I do my writing after my boys have gone to bed. I don’t have anything fancy like a desk or a workstation. I have my knee, my laptop and I’ll either be listening to music, watching the TV, or trying to talk to my husband. I supposed I learned very early on that I would rarely get the luxury of time devoted solely to write. Maybe that’ll happen as the boys get older.
Whenever I’m not busy in my day job I’ll get some writing in, or at least get a few ideas down on paper to refer to. 
I suppose my ritual is simply switching into author mode.  I notebook and pen will always help me to do that. Especially if the pen is pink.

M.A. Stacie xx

Author Bio:
M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she adores getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories.

She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Along with knitting, listening to loud music, and playing the Wii with her children. M. A. Stacie lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.

Jerk of My Dreams #24

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.

Welcome to the wonderfully offensive, ever mind blowing, fucked up biker world created by none other than Madeline Sheehan.

This is how I get when Madeline releases one of her books…

I’m serious.

Firstly, Unattainable is not for the faint of heart. Well, none of the books in the series really are, but this one most of all, I think. It has a scene that left me cringing, squeezing my ass in pain and holding my breath. My eyes were buggin’.

Madeline sure loves to plow down those imaginary lines that aren’t ever supposed to be crossed!

Now that I got that out of the way, Unattainable will surely be another winner among fans!

It was packed with:

– One juicy drama situation after another. (Be still my heart)

– A feisty little redhead that never knows when to shut her mouth. (I can’t even talk because I never know when to either)

– One foul mouthed, take no shit asshole guy that was so delectable beyond words that you can’t help but want him. (I have no comment here other than PERFECTO!)

– And a bunch of other stuff I can’t even begin to comprehend. (I totally can, but you just need to read the book to see)

– An unpredictable, make me sweat, storyline. (Don’t even try and figure it out. Just read)

– Sex, sex, and more hot sex. (You do realize this is Cage’s book, right?)

Roughly shake all that together, pour it into a shot glass and what do you have?

Well, that is, once the book actually picked up. To be honest, the first 30% of this book was quite boring for me. *hears gasps* Yes, boring. I felt like I was reading the biographies of all the original characters and then some new ones. I get the need for a little recap of the past stories and such, maybe building for the next few books, but this was too much.

It got to the point where I was turned off and didn’t want to read anymore. I was really feeling let down and a bit upset about it truthfully. I kept thinking to myself how utterly amazing her first books are, the plot, the characters, and how I loved them so, so hard. And then it hit me…

No way is Madeline going to do me dirty like this. Buck up old chap and keep reading!

And so I did.

Once the ball finally got rolling, IT ROCKED MY WORLD.

Again.
And Again.
AND AGAIN!

Seriously? Where does she come up with this stuff?

Cage and Tegen are one heck of a couple that, I swear, live to push each others buttons as much as possible. How I loved watching it happen too! And Honestly? I wouldn’t have it any other way. Nothing like a little excitement in the relationship, right? They’re perfect together. I wish there were more book couples like them, it’s my absolute favorite kind of couple to read and I can never find it.

I’m not one to post pictures of characters, but seriously, this is Cage to a T.

Madeline’s writing not only kept me literally glued to my kindle, but it’s also improved so much since the last book. I noticed a big difference in her writing style this time and I must say, I feel like a proud mother hen in a strange way. Not that it really makes sense, I’m pretty sure she’s older than me, but I read Undeniable when it first came out and before a lot of people did, and WOW. Just wow.

So while Unattainable wasn’t my favorite in the series (that goes to Unbeautiful…my god, that book), I really can’t complain. Even with my minor little issue, I still enjoyed the hell out of it and cannot wait for the next book to come out! What a doozie that’s going to be…

In the end, I LOVED IT.

​On a side note: I want to kick Deuce’s ass. He’s getting to be a mean grump in his old age.

​Favorite Line:

“Lean into me.” *sigh*