Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Review: Infini by Krista and Becca Ritchie

"Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl" — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, "friends don’t f*ck friends. And you’ll want to f*ck her."

It was terrible advice. 

My cousin should’ve told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright — since she was twelve — would be the best and worst decision of my life. 

He should have told me to protect her from what was coming. 

He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there’d be no safety net. 

Now I’ve signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she’s having trouble in a certain “area” of her life — because of our past. 

“You can help me fix it,” she says. 

And then she hands me a list. 


5/5 Comepltely and utterly in love with the Aerial Ethereal World!

INFINI was everything I wanted it to be... Honestly, I don't even know where to begin for my review, but there is one word that comes to mind-- emotional.

Have you ever read a book that made your heart physically hurt, but in the sweetest way? An ache in your chest that clogs up your throat and has tingles that spread down into your fingers? Well, that was me reading Infini.

Infini tells the story of Luka and Baylee; two incredibly talented, incredibly strong individuals who have known each other since they were kids. Then in their teens their friendship soon blossoms into something more, but as luck would have it, they get caught. I'm not one for spoilers, but what I will say is that this kind of relationship is against the rules for minors in the circus and they are soon faced with an excruciating decision. How do you chose between family and the person you love? What would you do if faced with options that not only affect you, but the lives and livelihood of others? Not an easy task.

Years ago by without a word, without a glance, nothing, even though they are living in the same city...the same building. This is until there is a shake up with the new year and Aerial Ethereal wants to revamp an old show-- Infini. Luka and Baylee, who thought they would never see each other again, are surprised to find themselves in that very show. BUT, how does this work when you are legally forbidden from being together, not even able to speak to each other?

Throughout Luka and Baylee's story you'll get a little past and present action into the lives. Why does Luka shoplift stupid sh*t? Why is Baylee so determined to do anything to make Infini (the show) stay live? Can they get past the grief, loss, and rumors of their pasts and make something better for their future-- whether it's being together or getting over each other? And this, folks, is why my heart hurt so much for them. Sometimes when you love someone you have to do what is right for them, even if it doesn't include you. Sometimes you have to stand up and fight instead of sitting back and holding your tongue.

Now, that I got all the heavy stuff out of the way, time for something a little lighter. One of the biggest things I love about Infini and the Aerial Ethereal series is the family aspect-- and not just blood family. The circus is family and that really shows in all the ups and downs Luka and Baylee  experience. There is so much passion for the work they do and for the people around them you can't help but be inspired. And you'll just fall in love with the Kotova family. You got a glimpse of them in Amour Amour, but I think Infini stepped it up with the family shenanigans.

For as many books as Krista and Becca have written they always seem to come up with new and interesting ways to tell one heck of a story. I've been to Vegas. I have seen shows that are just like the ones they describe in Amour Amour and Infini, but I've never given much thought about the performers lives. How many are born into this crazy life, spending hours upon hours training and honing a crafty that seems impossible. I mean-- juggling things that are on fire? Are you kidding? Hanging, twisting, and falling from silk connected the the ceiling? Hard pass! Krista and Becca must have watched hours of circus videos because their descriptions of the stunts, equipment, costumes, makeup, even the auditorium/theater setup are insanely amazing.

Reading a book by the Ritchie sisters is basically like gaining a new best friend-- a family even. Their characters come to life and scream for your attention, and you can't help but give them just that. They prove this theory (I'm lookin' at you Daisy) by making it so easy to get pulled into the Aerial Ethereal world. I wish I could think of more to say, but seriously, the imagery their words painted in my mind were mesmirizing. The Kotovas and the rest of the Aerial Ethereal gang are a captivating group of people with extraordinary talents and ordinary, everyday problems. They fight, but they love hard and I was right there every step of the way with them-- ugly crying, laughing, and feeling utter frustration in the form of a certain choreographer! You name it, I felt it. Honestly, when it comes to Krista and Becca, I know I'm in for an emotional roller coaster and it's one I don't ever want to get off!

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Review: Dirty by Kylie Scott

dirty kylie.jpgThe last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and
cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong-maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?

Are you ready to get Dirty?  
Dirty is Book One in Kylie Scott’s Dive Bar Series.  

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“Once upon a time,” he began, voice low and measured. “There was a princess. A beautiful, occasionally annoying princess.”

“What was her name?”

“Ah, Notlydia.”

I frowned. “Her name is Notlydia?”

“You wanted a story, I’m giving you one. Shut up.”


An even heavier sigh from the man. “Anyhoo, Notlydia was all set up to marry this prince. We’ll call him Prince Bag of Dicks.”

“Works for me.”

“But on the day of her wedding, when she was wearing this sweet dress that served her tits up like they were a fucking platter—”

“Is this an R-rated story?”

“Please,” he said, sliding an arm around my bare waist. And I let him. “R is for rubbish. If you don’t get to see any penetration then you’re wasting your time. This is XXX.”

I laughed.

“So on the day of her wedding to Prince Bag of Dicks, Notlydia kisses him and he turns into a big slimy two-headed toad with terrible breath and even worse foot odor.”

“Whoa.” I rested my head back against his shoulder. “Poor Notlydia.”

“Hell of a plot twist, right?”

“Never saw that one coming.”

“Mm.” He rested his cheek against the top of my head.

“What happens next?”

“Well, she’s completely freaked out, of course.”

“Of course.”

“And she takes off into the woods. She’s running through bushes, jumping fences, climbing trees, you name it. Nothing’s going to stop her from getting the hell away from that toad, Prince Bag of

Dicks.” He took a sip of beer. “Unfortunately, she loses her fancy dress along the way. She’s just down to some skimpy underwear and a corset and with all that jogging through the forest, it’s barely holding her in. One decent breath and there’s going to be nipple out there for all the world to see.

Did I happen to mention she’d been voted Best Rack in the kingdom four years running? Anyway, eventually she finds this small cottage. Now, what you don’t know about Notlydia is that she has a shady past.”I tried to look up at him. But with the angle, all I got was stubble and cheekbone. “That doesn’t sound like Notlydia.”

“Be quiet.” A hand covered my mouth. “Notlydia’s a dirty, dirty girl. Got a bad side like you wouldn’t believe. A little breaking and entering is nothing to her. So into the house she goes. But she’s all muddy from running through the woods, see? She can’t let people see her like this, she’s a princess, for fuck’s sake.”

The hand remained over my mouth. Which was fine, I had nothing to add to his pornographic fairy tale.

“Notlydia gets in the shower and starts soaping herself. There’s lots of bubbles and steam, and she’s a modern woman so there’s a bit of self-love. She even finds time to wash her hair, shave under her pits. Things like that. But then the owner of the cottage wakes up and hears the water running. He stomps into the bathroom saying, someone’s using up my hot water. Notlydia cries out, not me, not me.”

He craned his neck, meeting my gaze. “See, babe, what did I tell you? That Notlydia is a filthy little liar.”

I looked up to heaven. No help was forthcoming.

“Someone’s using up all my soap, says the owner. Not me, not me, cries Notlydia.” He put his lips next to my ear. “She should be ashamed of herself, shouldn’t she? If ever a busty princess deserved a spanking.”

I bit at the palm of his hand, teeth catching at the fleshy mound beneath his thumb.

“Ow.” He laughed, pulling his hand free. “Then the owner said, someone’s been fingering herself in my shower.”

“Stop!” I put my hands over my ears, trying desperately to hold in my laughter. “This is the worst story ever. The Brothers Grimm are rolling over in their graves.”

“Notlydia throws back the shower curtain and says, oh yeah, big boy, that was me. Come and get it. And they have wild sex all over the cottage.” Vaughan’s body jerked beneath mine as he laughed his ass off. “The end.”

“No way. Notlydia is virtuous and pure. She’d never pull that sort of shit.”

“Nah.” He chuckled. “It all happened exactly as I said. Dirtiest princess in all the land.”

“Like hell. The owner of that cottage was a pervert and a deviant. Why, he would have picked the lock on a chastity belt. She never stood a chance.” Difficult to maintain my pious stance, given I’d started laughing so hard tears were pouring down my cheeks. The funny bastard. “I want to know more about this cottage owner. What’s his name?”

“I don’t know. Let me think . . .” He rested his chin back on top of my head. “He definitely isn’t Prince Charming.”

“He could be!”


“If he wanted to. Or not. Whatever,” I added weakly. Crap. “Let’s go back to not talking.”

I was a moron.

We’d been all relaxed and laughing. Me and my idiot mouth. Way to go, Lydia. Just shout out any old impossible daydream to the dude who’s made it clear there was no future “we.” If someone could just direct me to the nearest brick wall, I’d knock a little sense into myself.On the other hand, it was two stupid words. Surely he could have ignored the last hundred years of Disney perpetuating slick-haired young royals gallivanting around the countryside saving hot babes in distress. For the sake of getting along. God knows, Chris never had any problems ignoring or placating me. I’d seen his thoughtless gorgeous smile aimed my way a hundred times. No, a thousand. If only I’d recognized it for what it was.

Ugh. Just the thought of it made me want to punch the douche all over again.

Maybe I needed a bit more than a week to get over that catastrophe. The money would help. Substantially. I’d never imagined that compromising my morals and taking hush money from such foul woe-begotten assholes would feel so good. Maybe I should sell out more often.

“This, ah, this Prince Charming of yours,” he said haltingly.


Vaughan shifted beneath me, pushing out a heavy breath. “I mean, it doesn’t make sense, does it? Why would he be in a cottage instead of a castle?”

“Well . . . his parents, the king and queen of the neighboring kingdom, died in a terrible accident.”

I stayed perfectly still, waiting to see how he’d react.

“I see.”

“And it hurt him so bad he just, he didn’t want to be a prince anymore.”

Nothing from him.

“Bad things happen in fairy tales sometimes.”

A grunt.

“It’s not fair, but it happens,” I said, feeling my way with more caution than skill. “The prince loved his parents and the castle had too many memories.”


“So he ran away into the woods too.”

“Doesn’t sound like much of a prince if he can’t handle his shit,” he said.

“Princes are just men too, human beings. I don’t think a crown or a penis gives you magical invulnerability to loss and pain.” I stared at the wall, thinking the problem through. “Life is hard.

Terrible things happen. We all have feelings. We’re all just flesh and blood, trying to do our best.”

“Running away from problems isn’t doing your best.” His voice echoed around the small room, the same as around in my head.

What with holding the Coeur d’Alene title for runaway bride of the year, I had no answer. None at all. So much for my half-assed wisdom.
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Twist  (Book Two) in the Dive Bar Series by Kylie Scott releases on November 22nd!

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Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cover Reveal: Our Favorite Days by Chelsea M. Cameron


Today we are revealing the cover for OUR FAVORITE DAYS by Chelsea M. Cameron. This is the very anticipated sequel to Chelsea's bestselling novel MY FAVORITE MISTAKE! You won't want to miss this! The release date will be announced soon.



Hunter and Taylor's story continues...





Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car, tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman) and playing fetch with her cat, Sassenach. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cover Reveal: Harder We Break by Chelsea M. Cameron

Today we are revealing the cover for HARDER WE BREAK by Chelsea M. Cameron. This book is an erotic, standalone novel. It is the fifth novel in the Fall and Rise series and it will be released May 24th.


HARDER WE BREAK by Chelsea M. Cameron Releasing May 24, 2016 (Fall and Rise, #5) Cover designed by Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations



Simon King is totally secure in his relationship with Brady Bell. He’s totally over his family not accepting the fact that he’s gay. Seriously, screw them and their uptight, homophobic country club friends. He’s got his tribe and his best friend Will’s parents are the only ones he’ll ever need. He’s moved on, thank you very much.

But just one phone call will rip him right out of the perfect present back into the past and Simon will have to face the people who gave him their DNA but couldn’t give him their unconditional love. They say you can’t go home again, but Simon is going to have to.

Add to that the fact that all their friends are getting hitched and having babies and Brady seems to want to follow suit. Simon is definitely not ready for that and he’s not sure he ever will be. Between dealing with his family and dealing with the increasing pressure from Brady, Simon is at the end of his rope.

Will he be able to handle his parents and keep the love of his life at the same time? Or will everything he’s built fall completely apart?





5752359Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car, tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman) and playing fetch with her cat, Sassenach. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Review: Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre


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LoveChloe_FrontCover_LoRes  Synopsis: Chloe Madison. That's me. A former NYU princess who just fell from grace, right off my pampered Manhattan throne and onto the unforgiving steps of Nicole Brantley, socialite and queen bitch. Now, I walk her dog and mix her smoothies. Try to navigate my own problems while fixing all of hers. I want what every New York girl wants. A career, an apartment, and true love, preferably in a smoking hot package. It turns out I'll have to fight for all of it.    

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Whenever I sit down to write a review for a Alessandra Torre novel, I end up sitting in front of my computer for a good 20 minutes trying to figure out where to start. Torre has no shortage of angst, anything and everything sexy, and the unpredictable. All good things in my opinion. 

I assumed Love, Chloe would be more hearts and flowers-- something more along of the lines of a light romantic comedy type of read, but I should of known better. It was all that and more-- I should have known Torre would bring the heat, the moral dilemmas-- basically everything she does well.

I loved seeing Chloe grow into herself, navigating through life choices and relationships. 

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