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Monday, March 22, 2021

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Idolizing In: Corrigan Falls Raiders Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1108 KB | Expected Release Date: May 19, 2015 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Teen : Crush | Obtained: NetGalley

"Center Ice" [Corrigan Falls Raiders Series, Book 1] by Cate Cameron

Authors' Book Description : This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, underage drinking, sexual situations, and crazy squirrels. It may cause you to become a fan of hockey—or at least hot hockey players.

The hometown hockey hero won’t know what hit him…

Karen Webber is in small-town hell. After her mother’s death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers—her dad and his perfect, shiny new family—and there doesn’t seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald.

But Karen isn’t interested in starting something with a player. And that’s all she keeps hearing about Tyler.

Corrigan Falls is a hockey town, and Tyler’s the star player. But the viselike pressure from his father and his agent are sending him dangerously close to the edge. All people see is hockey—except Karen. Now they’ve managed to find something in each other that they both desperately need. And for the first time, Tyler is playing for keeps…

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! This novel reels you in with crazy squirrels than hooks you with a romance that is intensely sweet. When Tyler and Karen meet, their lives are stacked against them. As their relationship grows, they decide what they really want for themselves and what they are willing to do to help accomplish their goals.

I was riveted by this dramatic YA novel. Karen’s life is in turmoil; she just lost her mother in a car accident and is now living with her father’s “perfect” family. Never meeting her father prior to the accident, she doesn’t know how to cope other than with her daily running. While running she meets Tyler and they quickly go from “friends” into a relationship that seems to help them both. Yet, Tyler’s life isn’t much better than Karen’s is. He’s a hockey player with a good chance to make it into the NHL after this final year, but with a father and agent demanding everything and more from him, the pressure is getting to be too much to handle. Both (with the help of Karen’s “new” family) find that being together makes them stronger and better to equipped to handle whatever/whoever comes their way.

I loved Tyler and Karen’s banter. They were a playful fun couple that were fun to read! I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an intense YA contemporary romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Center Ice (Book 1)


Author's Novel Extras : Another cover! | Oooh! A pretty! | Things Are Heating Up on the Ice…and Off the Ice | #1 Best Seller!

Book Teaser(s) :
"The kids don't have allergies, so it wouldn't be in theirs."
"Of course no allergies," I agreed. That would be a flaw, and imperfections were not allowed in this household. I was tempted to find a way to expose them to angry squirrels just to test the theory, but it seemed like a pretty complicated plan would be required.
I followed Will out to the bottom of the staircase and waited for him there. I'd never been upstairs in this house. I mean, I'd only lived there for about a week, so it wasn't a huge deal. My bedroom and a small bathroom were in the basement, food and the doors to outside were on the main floor...that was all I needed. And absolutely all I wanted. These people were strangers, and there was no need for me to see their bedrooms. Not unless I was putting squirrels between their sheets. ~ within Chapter 1 - titled 'Karen'

CENTER ICE by Cate Cameron -- Read my review here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2015/05/idolizing-in-corrigan-falls-raiders.html #TEASERS #contemporaryromance #romance #YA #NAromance #contemporary
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Thursday, May 21, 2015

CENTER ICE by Cate Cameron -- Read my review here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2015/05/idolizing-in-corrigan-falls-raiders.html #TEASERS #contemporaryromance #romance #YA #NAromance #contemporary
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Thursday, May 21, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Cate, then please check out her website.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Idolizing In: Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 378; Kindle Edition - File Size: 5 KB | Expected Release Date: October 25, 2011 | Publisher: HQN Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Until There Was You" by Kristan Higgins

My Book Summary : Cordelia (Posey) has always been a 'little thing' throughout her life. When she was younger that was okay, but when she got into high school is when peers would start to rag on her about it, and even though she has always known she was adopted, being so never really helped the situation, so she has always tried to stay in the background. But when she spots Liam during his first day at high school, looking like a bad boy and too cool for the school, her crush on him starts. However, Liam always paid her very little attention, even after he started working for her parents at their German restaurant, but after Posey over hears Liam talking rudely about her to his friends her heart completely brakes.

Now years have passed, Liam is a widower with a teenage daughter and they have moved back to town, and Posey finds herself falling back into a crush (and maybe more) with him. Keeping her distance would be the best idea. However, that seems hard to do, especially when her parents ask him to keep visiting and the usual things that go on when living in a small town. But when Liam starts looking to reciprocate her feelings that should be good, right? Or will Posey's heart get broken all over again?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!!!!! Oh My Goodness!!!! This is a wonderful, funny, and sweet novel that I could not get enough of!!! It is by far the best novel I have read of Kristan's, just topping out my old favorite of hers "Too Good To Be True!"

This is the FIRST novel of Kristan's where you get to read from both points-of-view of the main characters, Posey & Liam, and I have got to say I was SOOO Happy about that!! As I love to be able to see what the guy thinks! =0)

Posey is such a great character. You get to read about how timid she was in high school, then how friendly and outgoing she was as an adult.

Liam is great and sounds so hot! I love how you get to read about his memories with his wife and daughter. And how he's now dealing with being a single parent of a pretty teenage daughter. It's all very funny the way he stresses out over the little things, but very endearing as well.

Then we have the great cast of secondary characters from Posey's family (her parents--who are definitely German and proud of it, her brother--who is a surgeon and loves it, her brother-in-law--who is a character in and of himself, her cousin, and her 'Little Sister') to Posey's friends .... they were great and I really appreciated that Kristan wrapped up the secondary plots so nothing was left hanging.

All in all it is a great book, I loved reading it, and I think if you are a fan of Kristan Higgins' books then you will enjoy reading it too!! Or if you like any of Susan Mallery's books you should appreciate this one also!

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Just One of the Guys | The Next Best Thing | All I Ever Wanted

Author Book Trailer :

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Book Teaser(s) :
Teaser #1
Posey felt a nudge at her side. "Ma'am? Hands behind your head, please." It was the female cop.
"Wait, wait, wait," Posey said, obeying. "I barely know this guy. His cousin fixed us up. Fun date, don't you think?"
"Are you aware that he stole his grandmother's car and jewelry?" the officer asked.
"No! Jeesh, Steve! That's really low." ~ within Chapter 14

For more information on this book and/or any other books by Kristan, then please check out her Amazon Page.



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Monday, October 28, 2019

Idolizing In: A Hummingbird Christmas by Karen Foley | #BookReview @karenefoley @TulePublishing #readztule

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 1847 KB | Paperback Print Length: 216 Pages
Publication Date: October 17, 2017 | Language: English
Publisher: Tule Publishing : Montana Born Books
ASIN: B074ZR23QP | ISBN-10: 1947636596 | ISBN-13: 978-1947636590
Main Genre(s): Holiday Romance, Contemporary Romance
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: NetGalley


"A Hummingbird Christmas" [Glacier Creek Series, Prequel / A Glacier Creek Novel] by Karen Foley

Author's Book Description : Cole Tanner doesn’t do Christmas.

Abandoned as a child on Christmas Eve, he has no use for the holiday season. When his best friend’s widow arrives in Glacier Creek, Montana, determined to give her small daughter the fairy-tale Christmas she’s dreaming of, Cole is prepared to dislike her. He isn’t prepared for Joy and her daughter to insinuate their way into his life—and his heart. But when tragedy strikes, he needs a Christmas miracle to fulfill the one wish he never knew he wanted.

Joy Holliday believes in miracles.

She sees hummingbirds everywhere, and believes they are tiny messengers from Heaven. Despite losing her husband four years ago, she is determined not to dwell on the past, but to look to the future. Her entire world revolves around taking care of her daughter, Piper, and ensuring she has a magical Christmas. In Glacier Creek she finds Cole, a man still smarting from the wounds of his past, determined to keep happiness at arms’ length. Can she save Christmas and show him the promise of a future with her?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Joy's Christmas wish is to give her five-year-old daughter the best holiday ever. So, in hopes of a winter wonderland Christmas they head to her in-laws house in Montana where they find that everyone seems to need a bit of holiday magic....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Idolizing In: New York Blades Series, Book 8

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 573 KB | Release Date: October 2008 | Publisher: Berkley Sensation

"Power Play" [New York Blades Series, Book 8] by Deirdre Martin

My Book Summary : Monica has been the lead actress on her soap opera for 10 years. She loves her job but doesn't always know if what she does is worth the money or not, especially when some of her friends think that to be an actress you need to be working on Broadway or pretty much anything other being on a soap, it's hard not to listen to their criticism.

Eric has just been traded onto the New York Blades, a hockey team, where he's the defenseman, and a team that his twin brother is already a part of. He has also recently been named one of People magazines hottest bachelors! So, when he's asked to do a cameo on a soap opera he has no problem with doing so, especially since it's one that he is a fan of himself. He plans on saying he's lines and hitting it big with the star of the show Roxie, who just happens to be Monica's character.

After his performance, he tries his "playboy" act on Monica and it turns into a disaster. Since, even though Eric is great looking, who would want to be hit on by someone saying corny lines over and over, definitely not Monica. However, soon after they meet Monica learns that her show is gaining a new cast member, and soon she realizes that this cast member would like nothing more than to take her spot light. So, Monica turns to her publicist to see what she can do to keep being noticed by her fans and everyone else. The problem is ... her publicist’s suggestion is to have a fake relationship with Eric for the NY Blades!

She knows that she's a good actress, so faking interest in a man she can't really stand, no problem! But after the good amount of time that they spend together, they become closer, and soon each of them aren't sure which parts the other is faking anymore and which parts are real.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!! By reading the book summary on the authors website, at first I wasn't sure that I would be into this book. However, I am very happy that I gave this book a chance!! The banter & chemistry between Monica and Eric is charming and delightful to read!! You can't but route for the two to stay together!! Plus, the secondary characters from both of their lives was great to read about .... from the drama in acting to the male talk in the locker rooms!!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 4

Book Teaser(s) :
"Because it's all I have!" Monica cried.
"That's not true," Eric countered fiercely. "You have me!"
The minute the words slipped from his mouth, Eric felt thunder in his head; he'd never said anything like that to any woman in his life. Meanwhile, Monica was looking at him warily.
"What does that mean, Eric?"
Eric struggled to put it into words. "It means I'm here. It means I'm your friend. It means . . . I don't know."
"That's great. Very helpful."
Eric looked away, feeling like an asshole. ~ within Chapter 14

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Deirdre, then please check out her website. Also ... for more information about this series you should check out this website: NYBlades.com.



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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Made the Grade: Dark Series, Book 20

Format: Hardcover | Pages: 361 | Release Date: September 2009 | Publisher: Berkley

"Dark Slayer" [Dark Series, Book 20] by Christine Feehan

My Book Summary : For centuries Ivory has been on her own. Ever since she was a young girl and the prince's eldest son bought her from her now worst enemy (Xavier), then when he realized she wouldn’t go with him willingly he got her chopped and ripped up into pieces of herself and left too die. To top that off she found out that once her five brothers found what happened to her instead of coming to her defense they choose to side with Xavier against the Carpathian people. However, during the years when she was repairing herself, Ivory befriended a wolf pack which she now admits is her only family and she is leery of anyone else. Soon though Ivory’s world is about to change on the night she runs across her lifemate.

Razvan is a Dragonseeker---one of the oldest of the Carpathian lineages---he is also a falsely accused criminal and is Ivory’s lifemate. Since the age of fourteen Razvan has been held hostage by Xavier (who is also Razvan’s grandfather), who has used him over the centuries taking bits of Razvan away from himself so Xavier could have more control, and so Razvan could protect the ones he love the only way he could. However, the reason everyone has branded Razvan a criminal is because his family (his sister and daughters) and the other Carpathian people weren’t aware of Xavier’s possession of him, controlling his body to do gruesome things from murdering to raping to inflicting pain to those he held most dear.

When Ivory finds Razvan he is weak from just escaping Xavier and hopes to “meet the sun” so he’ll be out of Xavier’s clutches once and for all. However, Ivory can’t let Razvan die before her, so she takes him home and tends to him. Once Razvan is better, Ivory helps him get Xavier’s claim off him, but when the Carpathian people find them together will they be forgiving? And will Ivory and Razvan be able to get their revenge on the one person/thing that has destroyed both of their lives?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! This is a sweet novel about two people who have been given the worst out of life but they come together (and fall in love) in hope to concur one of the greatest enemy's to themselves as well as the Carpathian people. I loved the fact of Ivory and her wolf pack!! Even if it was against the rules of their society, it is the best thing I have read in a long time!! I so wish I could have a wolf pack of my own! *hehee* Plus, I think I like this book out of the series all the more because of the "girl-power" aspect of it, where the other two (yes I know I haven't read them all) dealt more with woman who were kind of dependent on their lifemates, Razvan and Ivory were more equals then anything!!

So ... if you've read some of this series ... then I definitely recommend reading this one too! Especially since it includes a great secondary plots of people that you have read in the other books.

My hope is that when Ivory and Razvan have kids at least one of the will be a life mate to the current prince's kids. *hehee*

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 8 | Book 12

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Burning Wild

Author Book Trailer :

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Book Teaser(s) :
"Are you ready for this? They have been attended to by others, Vikirnoff and Nicolas, Natalya sometimes, but they will be ravenous for us. Feeding is part of the ritual of sealing the pack together. They're like my children."
Razvan knew she needed the distraction to feel in control again. Emotions were difficult for her. His heart fluttered in his chest and he found himself smiling at her. Happy. Just to be alive. Just to be with her on the crisp, cold evening, with the moon spilling light over her blue-black hair, framing her face so that she looked as angelic as she did sexy.
"I am certain they will be happy to be out of the ground after all these weeks," he agreed. "Let us do this and bring our family back together." ~ within Chapter 12

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Christine, then please check out her website.



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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Idolizing In: West Hollywood Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @KylieScottbooks

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition & Paperback
File Size: 1648 KB
Paperback Print Length: 300 Pages
Publication Date: May 18, 2021 | Language: English
Publisher: Self-Published
ASIN: B092TSZ5C7 | ISBN-10: 0648457338
ISBN-13: 978-0648457336
Main Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Billionaire Romance, Erotic Romance & Fake Relationship
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Kylie Scott's Review Team


"Fake" [West Hollywood Series, Book 1] by Kylie Scott

Author's Book Description : The newest romance from New York Times bestselling, Audie Award winning author Kylie Scott!

He walks the red carpet. She’s more familiar with vacuuming one.

When a scandal tarnishes the reputation of hot as hell A-lister, Patrick Walsh, he needs a reputation rescue, pronto.

Enter waitress Norah Peers–a nobody who’s average with a capital A. She’s available, dependable, and has sworn off men for the rest of her natural born life. In other words: the perfect match for a no-strings fake romance.

For the right amount of money, she can avoid waitressing and play the part of his dependable down-to-earth girlfriend. What she can’t avoid–dammit–is the growing steam between them.

But being hounded by the paparazzi and having her life dissected on social media is a panic attack in the making. And while Patrick might be a charming rogue on screen, in real life he’s a six-foot-two confusing, gorgeous, brooding grump, who keeps her at a distance . . . but also makes her feel like this bond between them might be more than just an act.

Being dumped on cue should be no big deal. Except being fake with Patrick is the realist relationship Norah has ever had. What’s a girl to do, but flip the script, and ask for a re-match made in Hollywood?

“Fake kept me up late reading because I could not put this story down. I adored Patrick and Norah, the fun, the banter … all the sweetness. Not to mention the heat! Kylie Scott delivers again!" – Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

“Kylie Scott has been one of my favorite authors for years. Her way with words, and her ability to make me fall in love with men I know I shouldn’t but do, anyways has always been the recipe for the perfect read for me. I absolutely loved Fake, and it was easy with brooding alpha Patrick and quirky lovable Norah. The two of them together are a match made in book heaven. I couldn’t put this book down once I started and know everyone will feel the same.” – Aurora Rose Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author

“Kylie Scott proves once again why she is one of my auto-buy authors. Fake is an absolute delight . . . for every woman who wished her celebrity crush would fall madly in love with her. Fake is romance gold from one of the genre’s best!” – Naima Simone, USA Today bestselling author

"Grumpy, megastar hero whose rare smiles bring out all the warm and fuzzies, and the upbeat, every girl heroine he never saw coming." – Ally Blake

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My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! This was the contemporary romance that I never realized I needed. I LOVED IT!! Though I was worried towards the end of this novel that it might be a

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

#TeaserTuesday: Royally Roma | @TeriWilsonauthr #ContemporaryRomance

TEASER TUESDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews.

Anyone can play along! Just share a teaser from a novel you've previously read or are currently reading! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read.
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Monday, January 2, 2017

Idolizing In: Found in Oblivion Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 5021 KB | Release Date: August 21, 2016 | Publisher: Rainbow Rage Publishing | Obtained: Amazon

"Bedded Bliss" [Found in Oblivion Series, Book 1] by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott (aka Taryn Quinn)

Author's Book Description : A hot night in Vegas is just what the rockstar ordered…until someone ends up married.

Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager, Lila Crandall.

Clean up your image—or else.

Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab, and the cure for her addiction definitely isn’t a sexy, smart-assed guitarist with wicked fingers.

She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.

Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s ever been given.

But what happens when a lie becomes the truth?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Two acquaintances meet up unexpectedly in Vegas. After a night of partying and heavy flirtation they wake up to find they’re married yet have no memory of doing so. Both are from different upbringings and completely different worlds, but because of how he was raised Michael doesn’t want to get divorced and plans on assisting Chloe any way he can so their marriage will work. Will all of Michael’s plans fall into place, making it so Chloe, her son, and Michael can actually be a good family together? Or will others try to keep them apart for good?

This is the first really sweet rockstar romance novel that I’ve read in a while, and I am SOOO HAPPY that I found it! Though I feel that Ms. Quinn & Ms. Elliott need to put together some type of “family tree” for the band (if they haven’t already) just to keep everyone’s backgrounds straight, I did not feel lost at all in this novel and it kept me entertained the whole way through, with an intriguing plotline and characters (main & secondary) to boot!

Both Michael & Chloe are intense and driven people, so much so that they have a hard time listening to one another in the beginning but it makes their banter and their story that much more fun! I loved how Michael pretty much worshipped Chloe. I mean they might not have known each other that well before Vegas but I loved how their relationship came together and how Michael was determined to make a go of them together no matter what. I was charmed! In addition, I adored how the ending played out making it so they had a situation to deal with and to triumph over instead of one of them accidently hurting the other. As I said above, it made me all so happy. *hehee*

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an awesome rockstar contemporary romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Triple Trouble (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Dirty Duet (Book 3)

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My Previous Interview(s) with Cari Quinn : September 2012

My Previous Review(s) for Cari Quinn : No Flowers Required

My Previous Mention(s) of Cari Quinn's Books/Characters : Blog Tour - Made the Grade: No Flowers Required by Cari Quinn | Interview, Review, & Giveaway | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013

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Her wild hair, her seductive movements, and the longing in her eyes were his undoing.
His fucking personal Waterloo.
He hadn't planned on hooking up with anyone tonight. Definitely hadn't expected to be riding a high like this. But the buzz in his blood and the look of her ate at him, tempting him to seek her out for real after the concert ended.
Backstage pass, hell. He'd give her a bedroom pass, then tie her to his headboard right through the next morning.
She could be taken. Possibly even married. Could be a psycho. Damn, she might even be underage. She definitely had that whole schoolgirl thing going on, even with her hot clothes and gyrations. But he didn't care. Oh, he would---later. After.
Jesus, there had to be an after with her or he was going to lose his mind. ~ within Chapter 7 - titled 'Las Vegas'
Being near her was like standing in the path of the sun. As much as he just wanted to bask in her warmth, he needed more. Had to taste every part of her and remind himself that even if none of this made sense, even if it never did, he didn't have doubts when it was just the two of them.
Was it insane? Sure. Absolutely. An insanity he craved.
Maybe that was all he needed to know. ~ within Chapter 22 - titled 'Los Angeles'

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Idolizing In: Silver Wolf Clan Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 240 KB | Expected Release Date: August 4, 2014 | Publisher: Lyrical Press : Kensington Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Silver Wolf Clan" [Silver Wolf Clan Series, Book 1] by Tera Shanley

Author's Book Description : What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp, but when he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.

Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. The color of his eyes shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than man. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but has a good guess as to what he’s become.

Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect the girl he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about. He should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!! Oh my goodness, I LOVED this novel!! In truth, I liked the Author’s Book Description and the name of the title, yet neither really applied to what this novel is about since I was thrown for a loop finding out it’s a whole lot more!!

Grey gets Changed when defending a woman who is trying to save her sister and niece against a monster in the forest. His first six months were hell then he found a local pack and spent six months with them learning to control himself better while learning about pack comradely even though he outranked all of them in dominance and didn’t want/couldn’t join the pack permanently. Then about a year after the attack he sees his mate again, the woman he defended in the woods (Morgan), his world changes for the better in a whole lot of ways. However, can he convince her that he is the “one” for her?

I thoroughly liked that this novel has a beginning and end, with only a few secondary cliffhangers, therefore the reader will never feel disappointed that this novel has to end when it does. Yet, it leaves the reader really excited to see where this series will take us next with a hope that more good things will happen!

Together Grey and Morgan are like a matched set, even before he Changed. Given that when they met in the woods they were both camping in opposite directions in the same park, he hears her screaming and came running to protect her even before they ever meet. Then when they do truly meet for the first time they feel a draw to each other that is hard for to resist. In addition, I liked that even though Grey was lonely, before he sees Morgan again, he never betrays his feelings for her by going with another woman. Then to top that off, I really liked their easy banter and how they created their relationship together in the midst of their lives irrevocably changing.

I HIGHLY recommend this novel and series to anyone who likes paranormal romances!

-- On a side note --
I think my favorite "character" was Wolf or at least reading his commentary. *hahaa* Most of it was gruesome but reading it around Grey's personal thoughts was hilarious!

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Author's Novel Extras : ...Sneak Peek Sunday... | ...Another Book Born... | ...Silver Wolf Clan... | ...Sneak Peek Sunday...

Author's Series Extras : ...all work and no play...wait, work is play... | ...4 Contracts and a Little Series... | ...Back in the Game... | ...Clawing My Way Out of the Editing Cave...

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We'll kill them and leave nothing but bone, Wolf spouted. Weak weak weak. You're weak if you allow them to live after they've stepped foot in our home. Our territory. Turn. Let me out and I'll kill them for us. I'll rip their throats out and bleed them, let them go slowly staring at the ceiling of a room they should've known better than to enter. I'll smile at their pathetic breaths as they run rivers of red across my floor.
As mean and dominant as Grey was quiet and submissive, no doubt, Wolf would do it. What a cruel twist of fate that had thrown their two personalities into the same being. ~ within Chapter 2

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Idolizing In: The Reckless Brides Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 353; Kindle Edition - File Size: 638 KB | Expected Release Date: July 31, 2012 | Publisher: St. Martin's Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Almost a Scandal" [The Reckless Brides Series, Book 1] by Elizabeth Essex

My Book Summary : Sarah (Sally) has never been what you would call a typical girl since she loves the sea. Being from an old navy family---with her father and two of her older brother's already Royal Navy captains, and her other two older brothers on their way to being captains themselves---you could say it's in her blood. Therefore, when her younger brother, Richard, decides to run away from his duty of becoming a midshipman Sally chooses to don his clothes and pose as him instead. This way she can keep her family's honor in tacked and be able to experience a freedom, she would never be able to have as herself, a girl.

However, in doing so she will need to be able to live and correctly/purposefully lie to the Captain of her ship and about two hundred and sixty-odd men. Will her charade work? Will she experience and enjoy the freedom she earns and has never had before?

In addition, while Sally's at it will she be able to keep her heart in check when it comes to First Lieutenant Colyear a family friend and the only man who knows of her secret on the ship...

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars, this fun, courageous, and delightful novel will take you on an intriguing ride through the life of a British sailor in the 1800s. I loved how this novel evolves--from Sally boarding the ship trying to hide her identity, to her being in the thick of the crew, getting into fights about shipmates treatment, to the growing love affair between Sally and Col all the while being right in the middle of a war. I could not get enough of this novel! I especially enjoy how Sally wasn't a wuss when it came to her duty and the action on deck or that she wasn't impervious to any causalities of her own, no matter how small. Definitely, a fast-paced and action-packed novel keeps you on your toes.

Now I cannot wait until book 2 of this series, "A Breath of Scandal" with the hero being William Jellicoe, comes out in December 2012!! I also hope that it'll either have Sally & Col play secondary parts or at least update you of them in that novel. =0)

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys historical romance!!! I hope you'll enjoy it as much (if not more but that's unlikely) as I do! *hahaa*

Book Teaser(s) :
Teaser #1 ~ within Chapter 1
"Mr. Kent, you are an abominable liar."
The desperation of wanting something so uncertain was a physical thing, a pain that added to the cat's-paw of misery coiled deep in her gut. She could only answer with the truth.
"Thank you, sir. For I have no wish to be a good one. I only wanted to make sure we're to sail immediately."
"Outrunning creditors, are you, Mr. Kent? Or some young lady's family?"
Sally would have laughed if she hadn't suddenly felt so near tears. She was definitely outrunning some lady's family---her own. Be he must be teasing her---the cool green of his eyes had warmed to a luminous jade. "No, sir," she assured him as firmly as she could. "Nothing of the kind." ~ within Chapter 4
There wasn't much vanity in that, but it bothered him, for not the first time, to think of her living so intimately with other men. Most women only ever saw their own husbands shave themselves, if even that. In the cockpit, and even in the gunroom, she had been in the company of men routinely stripped to their waists. Perhaps even naked in front of her. Every day for weeks.
And what about her?
His curiosity got the best of him. ~ within Chapter 15
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

#BlogTour - The LA Rock Star Romance Box Set by Elle Greco | #BookRelease & Spreading the Word @InkSlingerPR



What's better than just one LA Rock Star? Three of them all bundled up together in a box set with some exclusive content! The first LA Rock Star Romance Series box set from Elle Greco is available now and you don't want to miss out on all the behind the scenes and exclusive short story included in the set!




Friday, October 14, 2011

Idolizing In: Raised by Wolves Series, Book 1

Format: Hardcover | Pages: 418 | Release Date: June 2010 | Publisher: Egmont USA | Obtained: Pasquotank-Camden Library

"Raised By Wolves" [Raised by Wolves Series, Book 1] by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

My Book Summary : Bronwyn's (Bryn) life changed when she was 4-years-old and a Rabid werewolf slaughtered her family. Thankfully a local pack alpha, Callum, step in during the slaughter and stopped the Rabid from attacking Bryn at that time, and brought her into his clan to live (keeping her human).

Now she's 15-years-old, a part of Callum's pack --- but not, since not everyone accepts having a human living among them after all this time. Recently Bryn finds out that there is a threat in Callum's territory but no one is willing to inform her of what the threat is, yet they are more protective of her then ever.

After a while of being left in the dark Bryn decides to take matters into her own hands so, she can find out what's going on. However, what she ends up finding will change her world forever ....

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! I have to agree, completely, with Melissa Marr when she said, "Quite simply, the most compelling YA werewolf book out there." And Ms. Marr is soo right! This novel/series takes on a new meaning in and of itself. Even though I've only read the first novel, thus far, but it was so heart-warming, intriguing, and mysterious that I didn't want to put it down even when I had too!

• Bryn is mysterious from what happened to her in her past to who she is to who she becomes ... you really can never be sure what she'll do next, other then knowing she will do whatever she can to make things right.

• Her relationship with her friends, Devon & Lake, had moments of hilarity to a seriousness that comes from years of friendship, and makes you wish you could join in the fun.

• Chase! What can I say .... I loved him!! I hope they are okay and still together in the next book since I really really liked their relationship together!!

• And okay I know that she had a VERY small role in this book but I could not get enough of Lily!! She sounded soooo cute! =0)

I can't wait to read the next novel, "Trial by Fire," and I'm so excited to hear (off of Ms. Barnes website) that there will be a third book in the series that'll be released in June 2012!!

I recommend this to everyone who loves paranormal YA stories!! Those who are fans of Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Gena Showalter, Stephenie Meyer, and who likes werewolf novels should enjoy this novel as much as I did!

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Well, at least I wasn't completely on my own. Though after a moment's reflection, I wasn't sure if that was a comfort or not. My allies in this circle consisted of a fashion-conscious teenage boy who believed in the holy power of the movie musical and two infants wearing shirts with little yellow and blue duckies on them.
An army, we were not. ~ within Chapter 8
"This doesn't mean we're mates," I told him.
He opened his mouth very wide in a mischievous, wolfy yawn.
"Women's liberation and all that," I continued, catching his yawn and trying to push it down. "No Mark. No lifetime commitment. No 'property of' signs. We just have a bond, that's all."
His tail beat quietly against the dirt beneath us, and a smile worked its way onto my lips. ~ within Chapter 16

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Blog Tour - Idolizing In: My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade | Review & Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Becky Wade, with a review of her debut novel "My Stubborn Heart!!"

ALSO -- Be sure to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAYs (listed below)!! [Blog Tour will run from May 7 - 24, 2012 | Giveaway ends on May 24, 2012 | Becky's Facebook Author Chat Party is on May 24, 2012]



- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 343; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1172 KB | Expected Release Date: May 2012 | Publisher: Bethany House Publishers | Obtained: LitFuse Publicity Group

"My Stubborn Heart" by Becky Wade

My Book Summary : Ever since Matt's wife died, he couldn't find joy in anything. So, he quit his job of being the star athlete of the NHL's New York Barons and moved back to the town he grew up in knowing that it was the one place where no one would bother him. That lasted quite a few years .... that is until Kate moved into town.

After dealing with some hard times at her job and having a nonexistent love life for so long Kate agrees to take three months off from her everyday life to move into her grandmother's, Beverly, old estate and fix it up with her. However, when she meets Matt, who has been hired to help them renovate the house, she can't help but be drawn to him. Yet after she hears about Matt's past, she knows she doesn't have a chance romantically with him but she still wants to be friends with him. To be friends though means trying to get him to open up, even a little, which will be hard since Matt keeps pushing everyone (friends and family) away.

After a while, it seems like Kate is making progress with Matt and becoming his friend. But as they become closer Kate's heart has other ideas as she starts to fall in love with him. Too bad falling in love can't make everything better when it comes to saving someone. Will Kate's friendship be enough to bring Matt back to his old self? Or will Kate be required to give up more for Matt than she ever planned?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! I loved the setup of this novel!! The prologue sets up this novel in a way that it fills in what happened, a bit, in the main characters' pasts while leaving you curious to read more about them. Then to read the build-up between Kate and Matt throws you for a loop and back again. When you finally realize what each of them have gone through and how they get into this sweet relationship where they both want more from each other but because of God or their pasts or just life itself makes it so they have to fight for what they want you might just fall in love with this novel too! What also makes this novel is "the seniors!" They are a group of Beverly's friends, who Kate hangs out with too. And boy do they have their own share of antics! =0)

When I read this novel it hooked me and didn't let go, making it so, I read it in one day! Nevertheless, if you get into this novel as much as I did then be sure to have a tissue on hand since I did cry a few times while reading it.

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to anyone who likes contemporary romances!! Also, this is for anyone who enjoys inspirational romance novels!

Author's Novel Extras : Matt’s Character Interview | Kate’s Character Interview | Deleted Scene from "My Stubborn Heart"

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Yes. It truly was gray. A beautiful gun-metal color, slightly darker near the temples, slightly lighter in a streak over his right eye.
"Morty!" She rinsed the suds out, practically bouncing on the footstool with excitement. "It worked!"
"It did?"
"It did!"
And then, before he'd even had a chance to see it, or form his own opinion about it, he asked, "Do you think Velma will like it?"
"Oh, Morty," Kate replied. "She better." ~ within Chapter 6
What was it with churches and single people? In all spheres of life---work, social, athletic, academic---singles mixed with married people. Not so in Sunday school.
What were the married people studying in their classes, anyway? Top secret marriage info? Racy sex tips? What could possibly be so juicy that it merited separating the married and the single adults into two separate areas of the building? Like the L sign for loser, she sometimes felt like she wore a big S for single on her forehead whenever she set foot on a church campus. ~ within Chapter 12
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About the Author :

During her childhood in California, Becky frequently produced homemade plays starring her sisters, friends, and cousins. These plays almost always featured a heroine, a prince, and a love story with a happy ending. She's been a fan of all things romantic ever since.

Becky and her husband lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia before settling in Dallas, Texas. It was during her years abroad that Becky's passion for reading turned into a passion for writing.

She published three historical romances with Avon Books, then put her career on hold for several years to care for her kids, then recently returned to writing sheerly for the love of it. She felt led to move to the genre of contemporary Christian romance and couldn't be more thrilled with it.

These days Becky can be found failing but trying to keep up with her housework, sweating at the gym, carting her kids around town, playing tennis, hunched over her computer, eating chocolate, or collapsed on the sofa watching TV with her husband.

Learn more at: www.BeckyWade.com.




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Monday, February 26, 2018

Idolizing In: Beyond the Stars by Stacy Wise | #BookReview @StacyWiseBooks

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 300; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1243 KB | Release Date: February 8, 2016 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Embrace | Obtained: NetGalley

"Beyond the Stars" by Stacy Wise

Author's Book Description : A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

Falling for him wasn't in the plans...

Most girls would kill for the opportunity to work for Jack McAlister, Hollywood's hottest actor, but twenty-one-year-old Jessica Beckett is ready to kick him out of her red Ford Fiesta and never look back. She should be spending her junior year in France, eating pastries and sharpening her foreign language skills. Instead she's reluctantly working as Jack's personal assistant, thanks to her powerhouse talent agent aunt.

Jack is private, prickly, and downright condescending. Jessica pushes his buttons—she's not the type of girl to swoon over celebrity heartthrobs, precisely why her aunt thought she'd be perfect for the job—and Jack pushes right back.

But as she begins to peel away his layers, Jessica is shocked to find she craves her boss's easy smile and sexy blue eyes. The problem is, so does the entire female population. And what started out as the job from hell soon has Jess wondering if a guy like Jack could ever find love with a regular girl like her.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!

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