Friday, November 21, 2014

Review+ Giveaway: Freed (Club Sin #3.5) by Stacey Kennedy

Genre: Erotica, Romance
Release: November 4, 2014

Perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Club Sin series continues with Freed, a wicked, wild novel from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy.
Mary Schmidt knows only too well how thrilling a Master’s touch can be. Her husband, Charles, had been her ultimate fantasy, a seducer in the erotic dance of dominance and submission. She misses the sensual lifestyle they shared, but mourns him so deeply she cannot bear to embrace her submissive needs with another Dom—until a man who exudes temptation reawakens desires she can no longer deny.
Elliott Foster is dazzled by Mary. He instantly knows that she’s the woman he’s been waiting for—a woman who turns games into need. As her Master, he dares to unlock the deepest pleasures of her flesh, releasing her from pain and healing her mind. When Mary’s lithe body comes to life under his, he knows their connection goes beyond sex. Now that he has found the perfect woman, the perfect partner, the perfect submissive, he desires only to give her everything she craves.


For fans of the Club Sin series you'll enjoy getting to read about Mary's story. You first met her in Claimed, book 1 of the Club Sin series, so you already have a bit of a background on her. She is a doctor, former submissive to her late husband Charles (who taught Dmitri everything he knows), and is lonely.

It has been a long time since Mary has indulge in the lifestyle, she sort of lost that side of her when Charles passed away to cancer, but it was nice to see Elliot fight for her and break down those walls. Though I enjoyed the flashbacks, there were times when it was distracting-- not only for me, but obviously for Mary's character. I understood her heartbreak, but there were times when I just wanted to shake her and tell her to focus on the present.

Written Revelry gives Freed 3 out of 5.
If you're a fan of the Club Sin Series you'll definitely want to read Mary's HEA. For you newbies, just be aware that despite the book cover, this is a mature couple, not those 20-30 year old you're used to reading. It's nice to see they still got it. And though this wasn't my favorite of the series, go read the others (Claimed, Bared, and Desired).

Happy Reading,
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Stacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series. Growing up, Stacey's mind wandered the path less traveled, and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion—always staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she's not on Mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you'll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter, and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Release + Giveaway: Skip to the Good Part (Volume 1)

Hello there, lovelies!

Now, today marks to release of Skip to the Good Part, and just let me say, the title says. it. all.

20, yes 20, amazing authors were asked to give up the goods and include the hottest scene from one of their books to make one big collection of holy sexy, sexy, hotness. Intrigued? You should be! Here's some additional info on Skip to the Good Part:

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers. 

 Skip to the Good Part: 20 Authors Reveal Their Steamiest Scenes offers face-fanning romance and tie-me-up sizzle (and everything in between) from top authors including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers.   The collection features a British alpha who wants to turn a good girl bad, a woman realizing her impetuous marriage to a stripper isn’t all bad, a bad-boy boxer who could use a large dose of sexual healing, a carnie who has found new and inventive uses for fun house mirrors, and a rocker who wants to woo the girl who got away: his high school sweetheart.   Read 20 of the best steamy scenes in contemporary romance and erotic romance today. This 250-page collection will get your blood pumping, your heart racing, and your skin tingling—you’re sure to discover a new favorite.  

**For one week only, Skip to the Good Part will be on sale!**

New York Times best-selling authors: Raine Miller | Kendall Ryan | K. Bromberg | Carly Phillips | Denise Grover Swank | S.L. Scott

  USA Today best-selling authors: Christine Bell | Rebecca Shea | Andrea Smith

  Featuring: Magan Vernon | Kristie Cook | Nevaeh Lee & Michelle Lynn | Alessandra Thomas | Selena Laurence | Heidi Joy Tretheway | Elizabeth Briggs | Meghan March | Taylor Michaels | K.B. Nelson | Elise Covert  

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Review + Giveaway: For Now by Chelsea M. Cameron

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release: November 5, 2014

Two people. A relationship with no commitment. What could go wrong?

Javier Cruz definitely isn't relationship material, but that suits Hazel Gellar just fine. She's not a girlfriend girl and doesn't plan on ever being one.

But after a mind-blowing, bed-breaking night, she knows once isn't going to be enough. Fortunately, Javi feels the same way. And it's not just the sex. Javi is funny and complicated and Hazel loves being around him, even when he drives her nuts.

Will she and Javi make the choice to be together for longer than just right NOW? Or will their hangups about romance be the end?

Okay, so I'm just going to start by saying that if you're a fan of New Adult you need to be reading Chelsea's books. My first New Adult book was a Chelsea M. Cameron book from her Fall and Rise series (GO READ THEM NOW!), and I haven't looked back since. She is great with combining humor, drama (basically all the feels) with characters that pull you in with their crazy lives, entertaining conflicts and sizzling between the sheets, bed breaking sex scenes, and For Now delivers.

Now I must confess, and shame on me, but I have not read For Real, book 1 in the Rules of Love series. Yes, I know… I'm kicking myself for it, but it's currently sitting in my Kindle just waiting for me to dive into all its literary goodness. So now that that's off my chest, here's what you need to know about For Now: Javi and Hazel are kickass. Not only do they have cool names, but they are fun, flirty, and as I mentioned before… their sexy times are so amaze they really did break a bed. So, yes, I'll have what Hazel's having… please?! Also, it's a pretty straight forward read. There's no crazy drama to frustrate you, just two cool, normal, somewhat closed off people, navigating life and love.

Anyway, Hazel and Javi go through the typical let's just play this cool and be fuck buddies kind of thing, but like most fuck buddy situations it doesn't go as planned. Since they are both so stubborn they struggle a bit with opening up, but once they do they get so freaking cute I can't even! I mean, those cutsie pet names, they may have been said as jokes, making fun of silly couples in silly love, but I loved them. And a man who can cook, and cook extremely well? So hot, so sexy! And for those of you who have read For Real you'll enjoy reading more about Shannon and Jett—now those two are sweet, so sweet I've got a toothache and I don't even care.

Written Revelry gives For Now 4 out of 5.

Happy Reading,
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Review: The Redemption by SL Scott

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: November 3, 2014

The Redemption is a standalone novel. The Resistance is a standalone novel, but the two books share characters and background.

He was everything she never wanted. Yet, she ccouldn't stop thinking about him.

Soulful, amber eyes 

A sex, drugs, and rock n’roll reputation

A body that beckoned for sin

Three years ago Rochelle Floros was living her dream come true… then lost it all. On the worst day of her life, the last person she expected to be there for her was a rock star and tabloid favorite. Now, she’s trying to rebuild her life after the tragedy that destroyed her fairytale. Slowly, she found herself captivated by a sexy, bad boy drummer she had known for years. 

Rochelle was caught between the grief that shrouded her heart and the charismatic man that made it race. What she didn’t know is if he was being sincere or toying with her heart. The Redemption is about finding the pulse of your soul in the most unlikely places and giving love a chance to grow.

Can what she wants really be what she needs? With his rhythm and her passion, can they make music together? Or will their harmony be lost forever?


I know it's stressed that though this book is related to The Resistance that it is still a standalone, but I think it would be a smart idea to read The Resistance before you read The Redemption. Anytime I see that books are related, and are essentially a series, I make it a point to read them all in order, and I should have done that this time around. Things are easy to pick up and understand once you keep reading The Redemption, but when I first started reading I felt like I had opened up a book and started reading from the middle.

As far as characters go Rochelle is a kick ass mom and band manager. She has dealt with a lot the past couple years, but despite losing her other half she is a trooper. She not only picked herself up, but has been raising two adorable sons, keeps the band of track, and gave Dex the strength to turn his life around. I give Rochelle props for that. Dex is the typical man-whoring, drug-using, bad boy rock star, who has been living with the incredible guilt of loving his best friends girl for years and the pain of a crappy family. Once they finally get their lives together, Dex gives into his feelings for Rochelle and makes them known, but they struggle, as you would expect, I can see their chemistry throughout the story, the burn up the sheets, and the scenes with Dex, Rochelle and her sons are some of my favorites... What I didn't enjoy was the wishy-washy, back and forth throughout the entire story. Like I said, you can clearly see their chemistry, but the back and forth gave my whiplash so bad couldn't keep up... almost didn't want to anymore.

Written Revelry gives The Redemption a 2.5 out of 5.

Happy Reading,

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review + Giveaway: Bittersweet by Sunday James

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release: September 2014

Sparks fly between a sexy stranger and a small-town waitress in this steamy new contemporary romance…

When new teen TV series 'Bittersweet' begins shooting in Dogwood, Virginia, the small town is abuzz with excitement. But local waitress Cathy Johnson has too much on her plate to waste time being star-struck. To Cathy, "bittersweet" is just the word that sums up her love-life after her high school romance ended in disaster. Since then she’s hardly had time to brush her hair, let alone think about relationships. Certainly not the kind being played out in front of the cameras by impossibly beautiful actors posing as teenagers…

But all that changes when tall, dark, blue-eyed stranger Greg Moran arrives in Dogwood along with the 'Bittersweet' cast and crew. Cathy and the devastatingly sexy New Yorker have instant chemistry. But Greg blows hot (STEAMING hot) and cold with her romantically, leaving Cathy’s head in a spin. She has a feeling he’s keeping something from her… If Cathy is willing to drop her emotional walls, why is Greg still so intense and mysterious? What is it in his past – or present – that means he’s keeping Cathy at arm’s length? How badly has his heart really been broken before?

Cathy and Greg are magnetically drawn to one another, but they’ll have to fight to keep their relationship from turning sour. Will they make it? If it’s hard to let go of the past, falling in love can be BITTERSWEET…


Bittersweet was a refreshing read for me right now because it has been different from what I've been reading. It wasn't overly dramatic, it flowed well, and though it was mostly told from Cathy's point of view that last little bit was in Greg's which is always fun and it was nice to get a bit of an insight into Greg.

I liked Cathy's character. She has a lot on her shoulders with helping her dad with his health and restaurant and basically raising her younger brother after their mom walked out for the bright lights of Hollywood. This girl needs to learn how to make time for herself, and when Greg comes rolling in to town it seems like the perfect opportunity. Greg seems like a decent guy, but he has a major chip on his shoulder. He obviously has some family issues and stress and need to be successful as an actor has him constantly on edge. He comes off as a mystery most of the time and he is far from the dominant guy I'm used to reading about and because of this he runs hot and cold with Cathy throughout the whole book. I just wanted more from his character, so I'm really looking forward to the next book and hopefully diving more into the mystery behind Greg.

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Written Revelry gives Bittersweet 3.5 out of 5.

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Sunday James is the pen name of author Sareeta Domingo, when writing the New Adult contemporary romance series BITTERSWEET. She lives in London and works as an editor at creative book packager Hothouse Fiction, squeezing writing into her mornings, evenings and weekends – but promises she has a life…
She loves all things American – literature, history, popular culture – so much so that she even lived and studied in California, but somehow missed out on being swept off her feet by a devastatingly handsome but mysterious actor while she was there. Luckily, writing BITTERSWEET has allowed her to live that dream.

Excerpt: Have Me by J. Kenner

haveme For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged eBook novella from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner. Following the novels in her blockbuster Stark Trilogy—Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me, as well as her tie-in novella Take Me—Have Me continues the story of fan favorites Damien Stark and his new wife, Nikki Fairchild.

Our wedding was everything I dreamed of, and now the honeymoon is a living fantasy. To be Mrs. Damien Stark is the ultimate rush—to know that our claim to each other is real, our fierce passion sealing our bond. My kiss is forever his, his touch is forever mine.

We both harbor deep scars from our pasts, and we’ve done everything we can to lay our ghosts to rest. But there are still dreams that haunt me, and people that threaten to tear us apart.

Our shared ecstasy makes me feel alive, and I’ll do anything to keep Damien close. He is my future, my hope, my every want and need. And once you’ve tasted that kind of obsession, nothing can make you give it up. 

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“What time do you think it is?” he asks. “Almost eleven?”
The sun looks down upon us from above, and I tilt my head back, shielding my eyes with my hand as I gaze at its white-hot heat. This is the time of day when the sand glitters and light sparkles off the ocean’s froth like liquid fire. Appropriate, I think. Because right then, I want nothing more than to burn in Damien’s arms.
“That’s probably about right,” I say. “Why? Do you have some pressing engagement?”
He grins in response to the amusement in my voice. “As a matter of fact, yes.”
I raise my brows in legitimate surprise. “Oh, really?” I’m certain he hasn’t planned a lunch. After all, we had a romantic breakfast on the beach right after our wedding ceremony, and that was only a few hours ago. We’d indulged in everything from delicate crepes to plump berries to coffee with thick, heavy cream. No way was he hungry again already.
“All right,” I say. “Out with it. What’s up?”
He says nothing, but merely hooks his arm through mine. “We should be getting back.”
I narrow my eyes, but fail at my effort to look stern. Because, of course, I know what he has planned. Or at least I know the gist of it. This is our wedding day, after all. And there are certain traditional ways of passing the time immediately after tying the knot. Frankly, I’m all for that plan. What I don’t know are the specifics of what Damien has in mind.
I examine his face, noting in particular the determined gleam in his eyes. “You’re not going to tell me, are you?”
His mouth twitches as he fights a smile. “Not even if you beg.” He leans toward me, then brushes his lips over mine. “And I do like it when you beg,” he adds, his voice full of wicked promises.


About J. Kenner

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures. Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries. J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

Monday, November 3, 2014

New Release + Giveaway: Nocte by Courtney Cole

Happy Release Day, Courtney!
NOCTE is New Adult dark romantic psychological suspense novel. Hang on tight because this book will blow you away...


My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. 
My other half-- my twin brother, my Finn-- is crazy. 

I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me. 

I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline. 

Dare DuBray. 

He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me. 
He has the power to destroy me. 

Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt. 

Why? Because of a secret. 

A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming. 
You won’t either.

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Glancing up, I suck my breath in when I find dark eyes connected to mine, eyes so dark they’re almost black, and the energy in them is enough to freeze me in place. 
A boy is attached to the dark gaze. 
A man. 
He’s probably no more than twenty or twenty-one, but everything about him screams man.  There’s no boy in him.  That part of him is very clearly gone.  I see it in his eyes, in the way he holds himself, in the perceptive way he takes in his surroundings, then stares at me with singular focus, like we’re somehow connected by a tether.  He’s got a million contradictions in his eyes….aloofness, warmth, mystery, charm, and something else I can’t define.
He’s muscular, tall, and wearing a tattered black sweatshirt that says Irony is lost on you in orange letters.  His dark jeans are belted with black leather, and a silver band encircles his middle finger.
Dark hair tumbles into his face and a hand with long fingers impatiently brushes it back, all the while his eyes are still connected with mine.  His jaw is strong and masculine, with the barest hint of stubble.
His gaze is still connected to mine, like a livewire, or a lightning bolt.  I can feel the charge of it racing along my skin, like a million tiny fingers, flushing my cheeks.  My lungs flutter and I swallow hard. 
And then, he smiles at me. 
At me. 
Because I don’t know him and he doesn’t know better. 


ABOUT COURTNEY COLE: Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people. Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.      

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