Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Random Reveal . . . Watching Mine by Alex Grayson

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Don't blink... Check out the intriguing - and erotic! - cover of the conclusion to The Consumed Series. Watching Mine by Alex Grayson releases January 19th!
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My name is Nathan Reines… and I’m a voyeur. Yes, I like to watch people have sex. Witnessing the desire on their faces as they writhe in ecstasy makes my blood hotter than the hottest flame. There’s nothing more erotic than seeing their bodies tighten and tremble as they balance on the edge of ecstasy. It makes my dick as hard as fucking steel.
I’ve never been tempted to have a lasting relationship with a woman—why get involved when watching from the sidelines is so fucking hot? But from the first time I watched the woman in the apartment across from mine, I knew she was different. She teases me with her soft touches and gentle caresses. She tempts me with her silent moans and sexy whimpers. She excites me, and makes me want more than I ever have before.
For two years, I refused to give in to my curiosity. That is, until fate took things in her own twisted hands. Now that I know what it’s like to experience Emberleigh in the flesh, there’s no damn way I could ever go back to simply watching.
Although this is book 3 in The Consumed Series, Watching Mine may be read and enjoyed as a STANDALONE.
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About Alex
Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including The Jaded Series, The Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law intended to distract Alex and help her pass the time while her husband was away for work. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history. Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Random Review . . . Awaken Me by Alex Grayson

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The darkness of grief has consumed him. Can he trust anyone to help him heal? Awaken Me, book four in The Jaded Series by Alex Grayson, is now #FREE in KindleUnlimited!!!

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The highly anticipated conclusion of The Jaded Series, featuring the beloved Nick and the relentless Chris. Be prepared to experience an emotional roller-coaster of a life time!

What do you do when you lose the single most important thing in your life? You grieve. You sink so deep in a hole, you can no longer see the top. All you see is dark. Your life becomes dull and dreary. You withdraw from your friends, lash out at the ones you're closest to, and become so absorbed in your pain, you feel the only way out is to end it permanently. Your heart no longer pumps properly and you can never get enough air in your lungs. You drink, you neglect your health, and you rent dirty hotel rooms with the sole purpose of ending your pain in them. Guilt eats at you for not being at the one place you were needed the most. And you become angry because you were left behind. Or at least, that’s what I did. Until she came along… Chris, the bane of my existence. She’s always there in the background, watching me, trying to ‘be there’ for me. But I don’t want her help. I don’t need her to butt in where she’s not wanted. I just want to be left alone in my dark world. But she's not giving up, even when I'm a bastard to her. Every time I turn around, there she is. And what’s worse, she’s starting to make me want things. Things I never thought I could have again. She’s making me forget the pain and bringing color back into my life with her fiery red hair, bright green eyes, and the silly faces she makes at herself in the mirror. But what happens if I let her in? Could I be brave enough to open myself up, knowing the possibility of having it snatched away again. Once I know the feeling of touching Chris, of having her heart and soul blend with mine, I would never survive losing that. Can I take the chance of her being my savior, even knowing that she could also be the one that could push me other the edge of self-destruction?

Awaken Me can be read as a stand alone, but it is HIGHLY recommended to read at least the first in the series, Shatter Me. Through Shatter Me, you will understand the emotional ties between Nick and Chris and why Nick is the way he is. Without reading Shatter Me, Nick's behavior may seem too harsh for some readers. This is not a light read. Deals with mental abuse through extreme grief. Intended for readers 18+.

My Review:

**3 stars**

I looked forward to this book from the moment I read book one. I wondered what would become of Nick's character throughout the whole series because the author only teased us with a glimpse here and there of his character. I'm glad I finally got it.

The story was well written and filled with a crap ton of angst and heartache. The plot kept me interested and I was able to finish the book in one sitting.

That being said, it disappointed the heck out of me. Like WTF kind of doormat female bashing mental abuse bull crap did I just read?!?! Chris??? Nick??? This is what you give me???

Nick was hurting, so every crappy thing he did was okay and forgivable? Chris was the only one who could get through to him (never mind she's been trying for over a year), so her friends (who can't stand the thought of her being hurt) implored her to keep trying with Nick, who was so stuck in his past that he went against everything he knew to be right & wrong (he repeatedly admits that he knows he's doing wrong) and treated Chris like the scum of the earth. It got to the point that I found myself reading just to see when Chris would react differently. I couldn't enjoy the characters because they both made it so hard to like and relate to them with their unrealistic actions/reactions. I get that love is blind, but seriously, Chris! And Nick? Such a devastating let down. I kept waiting for him to truly redeem himself. Nope. He was a total disappointment the entire book. He left her twice when she needed him most, like not just because she wanted him, but life and death needed him. Selfish doesn't begin to describe his actions. And how did so many people "see" Anna? That's one thing I didn't like throughout this whole series; when there was a situation, it was always taken to the extreme.

Overall, the book was good, it was just a huge disappointment to me.

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About Alex

Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including The Jaded Series, The Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law intended to distract Alex and help her pass the time while her husband was away for work. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history. Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Random Release & Review . . . Fighting For Their Mate by Grace Goodwin




Fighting For Their Mate by Grace Goodwin is LIVE!

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Once a commander with the Intelligence Core for the Coalition Fleet, a mission gone wrong forced Chloe to return to Earth injured and dishonored. But she's seen too much and is restless in civilian life. This drives her to do whatever it takes to return to space, to where she belongs, so she volunteers as an Interstellar Bride. She's shocked to discover her mate is human, but he's like no one else she's ever met...and he's taken a second, a huge Prillon warrior equally determined to seduce her body and win her heart.


ReCon Captain, Seth Mills, lost both of his brothers to the Hive, and vows to continue fighting. His bride is an unwelcome shock, and he agrees to the Prillon custom of taking a second to protect the innocent woman destined to be his. No matter how determined he is to resist her allure, one touch, one kiss, and he knows he can never let her go.



Although she surrenders to their dominant touch, Chloe is no innocent. She's a commander with secrets she can't share. And when the entire Battlegroup is caught in a deadly Hive trap, she's the only one who can save them all, no matter the cost. But Chloe's mates won't let her go into battle alone. No matter the risk, they're willing to sacrifice everything...and fight for their mate.

My Review:

**4 stars**

Seriously, what's not to like about finding not one guy who's absolutely perfect for you, but two?

I liked Chloe's character. As a wife with a military background, I completely understood her struggle with hating to keep secrets from her mates, but also wanting to maintain her integrity to her job. I also loved that her mates were understanding. Quite a bit of the books I've read that are similar to this one portray the males as so overprotective and possessive they refuse to allow the woman to be who she is and do what she does, therefore causing a rift in the relationship. That wasn't the case here. While Seth and Dorian were possessive and protective, they were able to find pride in their mate and allow her to flourish. And I loved that Seth was human, but dominant (puny mate, ha)!

My only complaint about this book is that when Chloe's past came back and it was like deja vu all over again, it just played out. Commander Karter said he heard everything that happened and I'm not sure if it was while it was happening or after the fact, but I expected him to speak up sooner. Also, the blurb gave me the impression that Chloe and her mates would be fighting together and while close, I got something totally different from the book.

Overall, enjoyed it and look forward to more from this author.

**I received an ARC and reviewed voluntarily.**

Random Release & Review . . . Almost by Danielle Norman

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Do you believe in second chances? You will... Almost by Danielle Norman is NOW LIVE!
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Some people are unforgettable. Like, the first sheriff that pulled you over for speeding. The first person to kiss you senseless on the hood of a car. And, the first guy to make you orgasm. But, when all of those things are from the same man; let’s just say unforgettable doesn’t even come close. I wonder if he ever thinks about me and everything we ALMOST had. Oh, he remembers and he’s prepared to put his money where his mouth is…

My Review:

**3 stars**

This book had some pretty emotional parts as well as some extremely funny parts, like serious giggling happening (like when Carter said if she's a princess, then he was going to Prince charm the f#&> out of her). Hands down the most enjoyable part of the book for me was the comedy.
As for the secrets, I just don't get why it took so long. They're adults, not always mature, but still. They knew they wanted to be together and I really wanted them to be happy, so why not step up and hash that crap out and be done with it?? Especially since when it all came out it was resolved ridiculously quick (IMO).

Overall it was a good read and while I couldn't truly connect with the characters, I still liked it and would recommend it to others.

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About Danielle:

Danielle is a Harley riding romance writer. Most days she can be found in jeans, t-shirts, and pearls (she's a lady like that). Danielle writes about men that will open the door for you during the day and throw you against them at night. She loves stories that will make you laugh and fall in love without all of the emotional baggage faced every day in our real lives. And her talent is the ability to tell the difference between a rye, wheat, corn, or potato vodka in just 1 sip, but she prefers a few glasses just to be certain.

Random Reveal . . . Tristan by Karla Sorenson

Title: Tristan
Series: Bachelors of the Ridge
Author: Karla Sorensen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 25, 2018
Cover Design: Qamber Designs 
Cover Photography: By Braadyn 
Cover Models: Annie Nguyen and Evan Zalic
There's one thing you should know about Tristan Whitfield: he’s been in love with Anna for years. 
There are two problems with that: she has no idea, and she's married. Or at least, she was. 
Anna Callahan knows three things about her brother’s friend, Tristan: he's quiet, incredibly handsome, and has a smolder that could set the room on fire. 
For years, it wasn’t difficult for Anna to overlook all of that. But when Tristan is the solution to a work problem that could derail her career, he is anything but easy to ignore.
To Tristan, the fact that the object of his affection is suddenly single means he should tread lightly. Be the friend she needs until she’s ready for more and hope the risk pays off.
Because it'll add up to the one thing he wants: her.

Well, let’s see ... I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone's face, then I've done my job. I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I'll love you forever.

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