Monday, May 20, 2019

Random Release & Review . . . Callum's Hell by V.F. Mason

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She knew no chaos...until I claimed her. She was a florist. He was a serial killer. She created beauty. He created chaos. She belonged to nature. He belonged to the underworld. She was an angel. He was the devil. She wanted to escape. He trapped her instead. They played a dangerous game with their lives at stake. Where the winner took it all and the loser burned in hell.


My Review:

**4 stars**

Wow. Just wow. I'm not sure if this is a good wow, but it's definitely not a bad wow.

This book was an emotional maelstrom. It started out slow, but reading it was like knowing something bug was coming and knowing it would absolutely wreck you, but you still craved it.

Callum was an enigma. That man had some serious issues, but when it all came together who could really blame him. His childhood was a catch 22 because it was horrid, but it made him who he was and psycho or not, he was beyond successful. The author did a great job of making a villain loveable.

Giselle was hard for me to relate to. I understood her plight and sympathized with her, but I hated how she allowed her family to bulldoze her at every turn, especially her sister. I liked her loyalty, but I didn't like her suffer in silence approach.

There was constant mention of secondary characters and interactions between characters from what I'm guessing were chcharacters from other books, but there was no depth outside of a few of them, which got to be irritating after a while.
Overall, I liked the book and would read more from this author.


They say obsessions and insanity go hand-in-hand, but I have another theory.
Possession and desire go hand-in-hand, because they create such deep insanity a man is willing to eliminate everything and everyone in his way to get to what he wants.
I flick my fingers and knock two pawns from the chessboard, ready to strike again.
By the time this is done, there will be no one but the queen left standing.

About the Author:
V.F. Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors. 

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Random Release & Review . . . Daddy's Little Librarian by Maren Smith

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She needs him to keep her safe. He doesn’t need her at all, but when it comes to wanting… oh now, wanting is a different matter entirely.
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An ex-cop sent to prison for something he didn't do, Kurt Doyle knows from experience that nothing good ever happens on a Monday. So when his Grams hooks him up with a friend in need of a bodyguard, he knows better than to get involved… until the Little in Scotti Moore provokes the dominant Daddy in him. She's small, she's sweet, she’s innocent. She’s almost more trouble than she’s worth, and she's a librarian, for crying out loud. But she needs his protection, and even if she is everything he wants, he knows the last thing she needs is a man that brings more trouble.

My Review:

**4 stars**

This book was absolutely adorable!!

I really enjoyed reading about Scotti and Kurt. I thought they were such a cute couple. Kurt's hatred of Mondays (and eventually Tuesdays) was downright hilarious. Almost as hilarious as the bathroom scene.

I loved how patient Kurt was, even though he still exuded that dangerous possessive and commanding streak. The author was able to balance him out perfectly and I loved how Scotti responded to him without being overly bratty. She was more curious and that made me like her more.

This is my first read by this author, but definitely won't be my last.


Now she really couldn’t sleep.
Picking at Bat Bear now instead of her blanket, Scotti asked, “Is there someone out there missing you because you’re sleeping here?”
“Grams has late-night TV to keep her company,” he said. “She’ll be fine.”
“No, I mean someone like me.”
“I already told you, I’ve never done this before. You’re my only client. Go to sleep, Scotti.”
“No,” she persisted. “I mean, do you have someone… like me.”
“People who just get out of prison don’t get the luxury of having somebody,” he said. “They get to get their lives back together first.” His tone dropped into those low notes of warning that she was starting to recognize as preceding a threat to her sitting abilities. “Close your eyes and go to sleep.”
She closed her eyes, but her mind wouldn’t quiet, and so they only drifted open again a few seconds later. “You did have someone, though, right?” she asked, and even though he sighed again, added, “Someone like me? Once upon a time?”
“But you’re too good a Daddy not to have had somebody!” she protested.
She could practically feel the waves of disapproval rolling off him and that frustrated her. She was just asking a question. That he wouldn’t answer and satisfy this one niggling curiosity was killing her! He’d jumped on the Daddy train without her saying one word; there had to be a past Little out there who, once upon a pre-prison time, had looked up to this aggravating lout and felt safe because she was his.
Or maybe the Little was a boy?
“Was your Little a guy?” she asked. “Is that why you don’t want to talk about it? I’m not a mean person. I promise I don’t kink shame or judge.”
He sat up again. “Do you need a hot butt?” he asked, evenly.
“No, but—”
“Two,” he said sternly.
That stopped her. Her tummy and her butt both tightened sharply at the threat, but that minute tightening didn’t last beyond the knee-jerk shock of hearing it. “You can’t start at two,” she grumbled. “It’s illegal to start at two. What happened to one?”
“One was on the stairs earlier tonight when you sprayed me in the face with that female crap.”
“But that was hours ago! You can’t just pick up where you left off, you have to start over every time!”
Kicking back his blankets, he got up off the floor.
“How high do you count?” she asked in increasing nervousness as he came back around to her side of the bed.
“Nowhere near high enough to help you now,” he said, stripping the blanket back off her.
“No!” She all but threw Bat Bear in her haste to get away, but he caught the back of her neck before she could do more than roll onto her tummy. “No!” She scrambled to get her hands and knees up under her.
He killed her flight instantly when he said, “Fight me and I’ll use my belt.”

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Coffee fanatic, human mom to four adorable furbabies, I am an International and USA Bestselling author of more than 160 titles over the last 25 years. I love writing contemporary, historical, science fiction/fantasy, paranormal, romantic comedy and steampunk romances.
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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Random Release . . . Vor by Gabriella Clark

by Gabriella Clark
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Betrayed by one of their own. The kitsune are being hunted by a group of humans who want the healing properties of their blood for themselves. Facing extinction, Alpha Daiji, The only nine tailed fox on this plane has gathered the last of his skulk together. They head towards the promise of a sanctuary. Fighting for his people's very survival, he never expected to find his mate, his Tsuma.

It was hard being The Vor. Leaving her clan had been the best decision for everyone. It was better to do it on her own terms rather then be forced out when fear got the best of them. It was all worth it though, when the most delicious looking fox she had ever seen crossed her path. Better yet he was her mate! Sure he was a bit pervy and might have a shedding problem but he was all hers.
Together they would show those hunters why it was a bad idea to tangle with the nine tails and the embodiment of spring.

Hey guys thanks for checking out my books! I'm a 31 year old caseworker from sunny Miami Fl. Adding his 2 cents to the stories is my 4 year old cat named Charles Whisperclaws. I love romance novels and have been reading since I was about 13. I started writing because one day I thought why are all the heroines always wondering why the hero chose them? Why wouldn't they? So I decided to fix that. Hope you guys enjoy the story!

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Random Release . . . Torn by Brooklyn Knight


I did not tell her the truth about what I really am…

The circumstances surrounding our introduction are unimportant. The only thing that matters is that Sasha Wilcox is my mate and she belongs to me. A night of unbridled passion sealed the deal, but before I could tell her the truth, she was gone. Days have turned into weeks and there is no way I can be without her. I must find her and bring her back to me. No one will stand in my way, especially not the one man who thinks he can steal her from me, Stefan Miller.

I want him so badly, and I have no idea why...

The last thing I should be doing is thinking about Remi Moretti: the green-eyed Italian man who kidnapped me and held me hostage for three days in Tuscany. I want to say that I feared for my life while under his guard, but that would be a lie. The truth is, in a moment of… weakness, I gave my body to him. He set it on fire, but I escaped, and now I need to move on with my life with Stefan, a great guy, who will make a great boyfriend. But why do I crave Remi’s touch? Why do I smell his intoxicating essence every time I breathe? And why do I sense his presence, even though he’s in Italy, and I’m in Miami?

This story contains extremely passionate and descriptive sex scenes. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18 years, or those who may be offended by somewhat graphic descriptions of sexual encounters. This story also contains scenes which include expletives. Brooklyn's characters exhibit real emotions and desires, and though she is their creator, she is also very sensitive to their needs and wants, and works in partnership with them to create their unique HEAs.

Publication DateMarch 21, 2019
SeriesAlpha Series #1
GenreMulticultural & Interracial Romance, Paranormal Romance, Werewolf & Shifter Romance, Romance
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Brooklyn Knight is a romance enthusiast who lives in the island of Bermuda and has been writing stories since she was a little girl. Over the years, her gift for designing and bringing characters to life has evolved, and she enjoys creating vivid, memorable characters and unforgettable situations. Her characters are thought-provoking and evocative; and they will draw emotion out of you like water from a well.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Random Release & Review . . . Overture by Skye Warren


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The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian.

Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but there’s more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.

She’s one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

My Review 

This is my first novel by this author, but imagine my surprise when I looked through my TBR list and saw that I actually owned her entire Pawn series (I'm such an idiot!).

Regardless, Overture - OMG!!! This book was astounding! The depth of emotions and the development of the characters, the flow of the plot and the overall angst . . . Skye Warren is a literary genius.

I enjoyed getting to know the characters, Liam's in particular. Such strength and courage encased around such vulnerability. I was thankful for the alternating POVs, but whenever I got Liam's inner workings I wanted to hug, kiss, and throat punch him at the same time. He was such a complex character. I felt like Samantha was a great fit for him. I was especially thankful that this didn't turn into a daddy Dom scenario. As written, the scenes seemed more genuine and relatable. Samantha was sweetness and strength and the perfect balance to Liam. I enjoyed the fact that even though everyone considered her a child Samantha knew what she wanted and was willing to fight for it. I also loved that she wasn't;t just a simpering idiot solely focused on love. She wanted it, but knew she had options and even though it broke her heart, she still made sure to think for herself.

The secondary characters were amazing as well. I really hope Elijah and Josh will have their own books, especially Josh! I also wouldn't mind a little more on Laney's mom.

Overall, this was an exceptional read and I look forward to more. I would definitely recommend it to others.

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