Friday, August 17, 2018

Depredation by Natalie Bennett: Release Blitz + Giveaway + Double Review



Title: Depredation
Genre: Dark Erotic Thriller
Publish Date: August 15, 2018



Kidnapped. Tortured. Corrupted.

 He stole me away in the middle of the night.

 A windowless cell with a floor of stone became my new home.
His many victims became my temporary friends.

He took and he took until I had nothing left to entertain him with.
And then I was abandoned and left to die, just like all the other girls.

He has no idea I’m alive.
He doesn’t know he woke the devil inside me.

 When I find him, nothing in the world will be strong enough to save his tar black soul.

** 18+ Reader discretion is highly advised! **


I like messed up stories. This is the messiest of messed up stories.

We have Harper and J. Two complete strangers who paths cross and to call it a whirlwind affair would be misleading. A tornado of cluster fuck on the other hand is more appropriate. J is sick and inappropriate. I’m not 100% sure what his reasoning is for doing the things he does, but there a little surprise twist in there too that had me shook.

Harper is your typical girl, unfortunately he isn’t anything special so I don’t understand the infatuation.

I really have no words. Was I mad at it? Well honestly, no... do I get it...no as well. This is a psychological thriller filled with wtf moments and will have you reading with bugged eyed abandon.

This story is short and sweet.


This is a hard review for me. While I love Natalie Bennett and ALL of her books, this one left me with a nagging feeling of “WTF”!!

 This story lacked the emphasis that made J do what he did to Harper. I felt that we just picked up on the fact that he was a sick, sadistic piece of trash that got off on torturing Harper. I didn’t feel like I understood why he chose her and why he tortured her in the manner that he did. It was a quick read and as much as I love dark and demented, it was simply lacking in a lot of places.

 With that said, Natalie is a brilliant writer. She draws you in and keeps you captivated. I have read each and every single one of her books, because she is that good. Please don’t let my feelings on Depredation sway you from reading what she puts out. This one just didn’t hit the high marks that she typically hits, for me. 


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Natalie Bennett is your average socially awkward author that turns her spontaneous head ramblings into stories.

She has a penchant for writing about villainous immoral men, crazed anti-heroines, and tends to deviate away from traditional HEAs.

She likes chocolate, Netflix, and Prickly Pear Margaritas.

When she isn't writing she's hanging out in the sunshine state with her husband, their three boys, and her pitbull named Lulu.

You can find Natalie on Social Media!


   



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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wild by: M. Malone & Nana Malone - Release w/Review



Title: Wild

Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 14, 2018






Talia Hamilton has one mission. To have fun in college and for once, break out of her shell. So who does she end up dancing with on her first night clubbing? Cage Ward, the star of all her high school dirty dreams and the only man to ever break her heart.

So much for breaking free.

Cage Ward should be enjoying the single life. But all it takes is one kiss from a mystery girl on the dance floor and he wants to brand her as his. That is...until he realizes the sexy girl with lips to tempt and a body for sin, is his best friend’s little sister. The same girl he just promised to keep his hands, lips, and dick off of.

So much for friendship.

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Will be free in Kindle Unlimited from August 15, 2018

Available at the following retailers today only!

B&N / KOBO / iBOOKS GOOGLE PLAY



Loved this book and I’m loving this series!! Haven’t read the last one yet but I can’t wait!!!!


This book is so much fun and so relatable its just so good hearted and such a quick easy read.

This book is HOT HOT HOT!!!! Cage is seriously hot and Talia has an innocence about her except when Cage gets her all hot and bothered!!


Seriously good read!


Highly Recommend!!!!







AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited




Releasing August 28, 2018

Only available at the following retailers
until August 28, 2018







NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master's degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she's using her expensive education.

Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella "Teasing Trent," her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.

She's now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.




USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she "borrowed" from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.

A Kiss To Tell by: Willow Winters - Release Blitz w/Review


Title: A Kiss to Tell


Author: Willow Winters


Genre: Romantic Suspense


Release Date: August 14, 2018









I didn’t need anyone to tell me, I knew he was forbidden with a single glance.
He was a boy I should be afraid of and definitely a boy I should never want. No matter how much neither of those statements were true.

From the first time I saw him, Sebastian had a hard stare that pinned me in place.  And, years later, it hasn’t softened.

We lived on the same street, went to the same school, though he was a year ahead.  Even so close, he was untouchable.
He was bad news and I was the sad girl who didn’t belong.

One night changed everything. 
We both had secrets.  We both saw the pain in each other’s eyes. 

That gaze that gave me chills, turned to a lust-filled haze that heated every inch of me. 

But that didn’t change who he was.  A man who would take everything from me.


AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU







I have tiny bit of mixed feelings about this book. On one hand it’s perffection and I loved it. I have remembered every detail for days after reading it. Seems as that should be the way with all books but I read a TON of books. Some hang with me way more than others. This is one of those books.

However, on the other hand, I feel like the ending could have been a little bit better. Don’t get me wrong, its good. Really good. Meaning everything gets pretty well finished (and it leads nicely into the next book) but there was so much…..terribleness and sadness through 95% of the book. I personally would have loved to have an epilogue of even ten years later when they have kids and more about their life after……everything.

But as I said this is a solid book and maybe some of that will be in the next book about Carter and his life. I can’t wait to read that!!! I still give A Kiss To Tell a solid 4.5 and when this hits Amazon and GR’s it’ll be a five.

Highly Recommend!!!!




Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!

Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Kiss My Ash by Leddy Harper: Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway




Title: Kiss My Ash
Author: Leddy Harper
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 9, 2018



Blurb

Ash Jenkins was the typical boy next door. Wait, who am I kidding? There was nothing typical about that boy.

He was tall, ripped, and had the voice of a man twice his age. Intelligent, sexy as sin, and barely legal.

Sent to live with his dad after getting in some trouble with the law, he was definitely someone I needed to stay away from.

But he had his sights set on me, and he didn’t try to hide it.

Did it still make me a cougar if I was the prey?






This was my first book by Ms Harper and it will not be my last. I was sucked in from the beginning and couldn’t put the book down. We always see books about the chick being the younger one in the rendezvous; not this one! 

Kristy has moved into the house next to Ash, a sexy seventeen-year-old. She has a sixteen-year-old daughter so she really didn’t think too much of him, at first. He simply seems to slowly grow on Kristy and one thing leads to another….

So, some may say this is taboo but I’ve read a lot worse. I laughed way too hard and found the story to be quite enjoyable. It was nice to see the tables turned for once. I would definitely recommend this book!

Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited






Author Bio


Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.


She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters. 

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females. 

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.


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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Brave For You by: Crystal Lacy - Blog Tour




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Less than a year after moving to Hawaii, construction foreman Nate Ellison’s wife leaves him and their infant son for another man. Months into single-fatherhood, Nate meets Andrew “An” Hoang and is slowly drawn into An’s life. Through An’s friendship, he finds himself finally enjoying his new home in paradise.

An Hoang hasn’t had a real relationship in years. With his pediatrics practice and a niece to care for on his days off, he doesn’t have the headspace for more than a simple roll in the sack. But when he meets Nate—who just happens to be the gorgeous construction worker he encountered in the lobby of his apartment building—something about Nate makes it impossible for him not to care. When Nate needs An’s help with his son, An doesn’t refuse.


What happens when Nate’s past and An’s old-fashioned parents interfere just as the two men begin to fall for each other? Will they find the means to be brave and give their love a chance to flourish?




Wonderful M/M book!! It’s very sweet without much angst……just a wonderful romance.

I have read my fair share of M/M books, but I have never read Ms. Lacy’s books. I really enjoyed it and will definitely read more of her books.

This book has the added benefit of being set in Hawaii and I found that very interesting. It’s not every day you get travel to Hawaii. On top of that An is Vietnamese, and the traditions the author incorporates into the story is wonderful. From the authentic restaurants to the different types of Vietnamese foods they eat it was all just fascinating.

Highly Recommend!

"I’ve had plenty of lovers, but they’ve mostly been one-night stands. People I meet on the internet who are well aware I don’t want anything more than a hook-up. I tried relationships once or twice, but they never got past the beginning stages. I couldn’t—” He stopped. He’d been staring at the lines on his palms and tracing them back and forth with his fingernail, until they turned pink, but now he looked up into Nate’s face. “I may as well still be in the closet. I don’t deserve to be called brave.”

“Hey,” Nate said, trying to stop his mind from fixating on An’s words, I don’t want anything more than a hook-up. He remembered the conversation from earlier. An had said he never brought guys around. “If you knew your parents would suspect any guy you were with of being involved with you, why didn’t we go somewhere else for lunch?”

It wasn’t what An was expecting to hear from him. He had that quizzical expression on his face, like he just didn’t understand. “You and Dai wanted dim sum.”

“We could’ve gone to another place even if that one was Dai’s favorite. Why’d you risk it? It worried you from the beginning, even before we left.”

A few moments of silence stretched out between them. An blinked, as if Nate’s words had surprised him. “I wanted to take you there. You and Dai. I didn’t want fear of my parents to stop me from doing that.”

Nate nodded. Pride and admiration for An welled up inside him. “That’s you being brave. I’m sorry if you don’t agree, but that’s what bravery is—having something you’re scared of and facing it head-on. You’re stronger than you think, An.” If he hadn’t grown up with Amy and with parents as understanding as his were, would Nate have been strong enough to do what An was doing every day?

“Don’t,” An said, and there was something in his voice. A soft tremor that Nate had never heard there before, which made him want to take An in his arms and— “You’re always so nice, and you shouldn’t be.”

“I’m just telling the truth. And why shouldn’t I be nice to you? You’re the nicest guy I’ve ever met.” The nicest, the bravest, the best.

An’s lips quirked into a tight smile. “Am I so very nice? It’s easy to be nice to someone like you. Nate… You don’t—you really should stop.”

Nate couldn't understand this. Not completely. But he knew it was important to resist. “No,” he said, and his heart beat faster as he spoke, “I don’t want to stop being nice. Why should I?”

An didn't answer for a moment. He had his eyes glued to the palm of his hand again and he was digging fingernails into the skin there. When his words came they were in a whisper: “If you don’t, you’ll make me fall for you.”

Nate reached over and grabbed the offending hand, held An’s fingers tight enough that An looked up at him again, startled. Nate could feel An’s pulse, frenetic beneath his skin. His own breath quickened, and his mouth was suddenly so dry he could barely get his words out. But he did anyway.

“Would it be such a bad thing if you did? Fall for me?”




Crystal Lacy lives with her loving family in Hawaii, where it is always either drizzling or sunny and never snows—which is a shame, because she prefers being cold to being damp and hot unless it’s for Very Good Reasons. She writes queer romance, mainly M/M, but also some F/F. She has aspirations to one day write a YA novel about cats.

Crystal is a long-time fangirl and writes slash fanfiction for the Harry Potter and NBC Hannibal fandoms. She has a deep love for fandom culture, and can be frequently spotted on Twitter and Tumblr reblogging pretty fan art.


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