Monday, November 23, 2015

Lucky Devil by Cat Miller

In Sin City, Luc Christianson is the king of all things wicked. He’s a ruthless hotel and casino owner with an aversion to gamblers who risk more than they can afford to lose. His members only gambling and entertainment club caters to wealthy, decadent, and occasionally careless Vegas regulars. In Luc’s world there’s no pity for the reckless when it’s time to ante up. 
Everly Parker is risking it all to save her family from ruin. Her father, an alcoholic with a gambling addiction, wagers the family cattle ranch on a game of cards and loses. It’s up to Everly to find a way to get back her family’s legacy. 
Everly’s confrontation with the striking illegal club owner who now owns the ranch goes from bad to worse when she dares him to play her for the ranch. Winner take all. She makes the tragic mistake of betting the one thing she can’t afford to lose. Herself. 

Alright, guys! It finally happened. Something came along that forced me out of retirement. It's been a while, so I'm a bit rusty. Please be patient with me as I try to remember how to bleed out all my 'feels' onto the keyboard. 

Lucky Devil.. I admit that I received an ARC of this gem. Having author friends is pretty cool, right?? My copy was unedited but it made no difference what so ever. A good story is a good story. Period. I also confess that I'm a bit biased because THIS author has had my heart for years. That being said, she knows me. She knows what's up with my reviews. I tell it like it is, and Cat wouldn't expect any less. So... without further delay... here's what I have to say...

Luck Devil. What a name. The sin... The chance... The risk! This story started a bit fast for me but I was kind of grateful for that. I think that with a story line as complicated as that, had it started with all the back-stories and explanations, we would have been yawning by the time we got to the good stuff. That doesn't mean that anything is left unexplored. OH NO! Cat makes it a sure point to fill in all the important details, and let them reveal themselves at the right time. A few moments early on were a little familiar to a book junkie like myself. A bet.. a naive girl who doesn't realize the power she has.. an up to no good M-Effer who can't help but fall. Ya, I've seen it all, read it all.. so at this point in my relationship with the written word, it was no surprise. Think 50 Shades meets Beautiful Disaster. Ya feel? Literature genius, y'all! BUT that's where it ended. You see.. This story.. THIS RELATIONSHIP with these characters became something new. Something book-snob me had never had before. This story takes on a twist that I didn't see coming. My over read mind is always anticipating what's next, and I'm usually right. But in Lucky Devil: WRONG. Just when you think you have it all figured out, just when you think "this is it", you're flipped upside down and I PROMISE that you'll never see "it" coming! 

I actually posted a quote from Everlys father on my personal facebook page because it was so beautiful. I hope Cat won't mind my sharing it here.

"You deserve a husband who doesn't think it's a sacrifice to be the best he can be for your sake. He should be honored to be your husband. If he doesn't,you need to shut the door in his face until he proves he can be more than just any man. He needs to be the man. He's got to show you he's your man, Everly. Don't settle for anything less."

How many of us does this speak to? A whole freaking LOT! Just like this book will! I've said 'thank you' to this author for sharing her soul with me, and I expect you'll say the same to me for pushing it on you. 

Lucky Devil is available for pre-order now, and goes live December 8, 2015 on AMAZON. And you can follow this whisperer to souls on FACEBOOK!

Don't miss out on the story that got my butt out of review-retirement, and the read of a life time!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Come To Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson

I've been waiting for what feels like forever for this one! Review to come soon... as soon as I can put it down! Don't wait for me, though. Grab up your copy of this uber-awesome book by my love, A.L. Jackson today! 

This, and other work available on amazon. 

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Down To You by M. Leighton

Oh, holy steam pot! A little tea-cup I am not. I am a cauldron of boiling over, molten lava, liquid sex bubbling in my veins, fogging my brain and escaping into the atmosphere. Seriously, I'm convinced that the heat this book inspired in me escaped, rose and altered the local weather patterns. My apologies to anyone in the near-by area suffering from a sudden warm front. My fault. And, Michelle Leightons'.

I picked up Down To You for several reasons. First and foremost is my consummate love for any words laid to page by this amazing author. Seriously, I'd read the instructions that came with a box of Tampax if written by this woman. And you know, I've pretty much had those instructions down for a few decades. Just showed my age, huh? Ah well. It's kind of important, I'd say. Why? Because this is an adult novel. Not for the young readers, just young at heart.

M. Leighton long ago captured my heart with her work in The Blood Like Poison Series, The Madly Series, Caterpillar, The Reaping, The Reckoning. Usually known more for her work with horror with a touch of romance, I was super excited to see how she'd fair her hand in a contemporary adult romance. I know, I know. I'm probably messing up all the 'categories' and 'genres' here. Oh well. Every reader takes away something different from a novel. Those descriptions are a reflection of what her work embodies to me.

So, I started my read of Down To You late, late Saturday night. Sunday afternoon, I was about to turn to pg. 1 of the last chapter. I had to stop. I had to send a text. It read:

Stupid books. Stupid boys in stupid books. They make me fall in love, and the girl always gets hurt. And, I KNOW it's coming, but I read anyway. But then, this well known, Favorited author of mine went and threw a twist that I never saw coming. Now, my stupid heart is all stupid sad. It's stupid. 

Now, don't take that too literal. That was just me quickly venting about my reading experience. Nothing is stupid about this story. Nothing. I've read it all. Seriously, you guys know how much I read. It's very rare that I don't see a twist or surprise coming. M. Leighton got me, though. This book gave me butterflies. I'm talking akin to Jamie McGuires Beautiful disaster butterflies. The 'hurts so good' type. Where when the heroine takes a hit, you feel it too.

A story with a down-to-earth girl, Olivia trying to overcome her bad-boy habits ... with her heart and mind stuck juggling between a set of twins. TWINS! Both not like the other, yet sinfully delightful at the same time. Literally, my only qualm with this read is the name Olivia. It has nothing to do with the story, just that I personally know an Olivia and she embodies everything opposite this character, so it confused my tiny brain from time to time. But that's neither here nor there. Cash and Nash... the brothers... mmmm. No issues there!

M. Leighton really laid some good work down on this one. I'd go as far as to say this is my favorite of all her work to date. I can really see her growth as a writer. Much of her work has been of the paranormal realm. This book is down to earth, and just the linguistics of it really got me hooked! The character dialogue in Down To You really had me cracking up, and I could totally envision much of the thoughts/convos flowing directly between my bff and myself, or directly out of my own brain all together. The flow was so natural, the progression so easy. It's an understatement to say that I couldn't put it down. My poor kids had a late breakfast, a quickie lunch, and ordered out supper. Mom was in the zone, and they know not to interrupt for fear of their lives. haha.

Whether you're already a fan of her work, or just exploring for the first time, I employ you to pick up this read. You won't be sorry. Did you SEE me compare it to Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster? That's about as high of a recommendation as you can get from me. Seriously.

And If you haven't already, don't over look her other work. Good stuff, kids! Good stuff.

Book Description

 September 22, 2012
New York Times and USA Today Best Seller

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
(NOT appropriate for younger readers)

The scorching tale of one girl and two brothers in a love triangle...that's not.

Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She's just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She's determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it's clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white.

But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They're brothers. Twins.

Cash is everything she's always wanted in a guy. He's a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he's no good for her.

Nash is everything she's ever needed in a guy. He's successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he's taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv's rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn't stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it's too late to run. Olivia's already involved. And in love. With both of them.

Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire.

She wants them both.

And they want her.

How will she ever choose between them?

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Addison Moore Cover Reveal

It's here! It's here! Great Goddess almighty, it's finally here!

Toxic, part 1 in The Celestra Series drops October 11th. I'm considering calling off work that day. More important things to be doing. Like locking my door, turning off my phone, and burying myself and my kindle under the covers to finally find out what's new with Skyla, Logan, Gage, Marshal and all my other favorite Paragon inhabitants. Notice how I left Chloe off that list? Ya... I hate Chloe. 

All 6 books of The Celestra Series are currently available for purchase on Barnes & Noble and Smashwords, but of course, I personally recommend that you purchase from Amazon by clicking the pic/links below! 

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Friday, September 28, 2012

What Are You Afraid Of?

Pick up the latest and greatest from my #1 fav author, Cat Miller! The uber-talented author of Unbound, and Unforgiven (The Forbidden Bond Series) has just released her new prequel novella. Dive in to see how Tessa and Griffin got their start! Love, Lust, Vampires. What more does a girl need to keep her warm at night??

This prequel to The Forbidden Bond Series can be read as a stand-alone novella. 

Griffin is a young future Councilman and leader of the Vampire Nation. As the only surviving son from the House of Vaughn he has been groomed since birth for the position. His parents' plans for the future of their House are a constant weight he must bear.
Tessa is a waitress who has been struggling to survive on her own since the death of her parents and the rejection of her family. The clairvoyant dreams that have plagued her since her childhood force her into a solitary existence.
Tempers flare and the battle between duty and desire ignites when their two worlds collide on a life changing cold winter night. Tessa’s heart hangs in the balance. Griffin is the only one who can tip the scales. Will his good intentions and love for Tessa be enough? 

*Adult Content*

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Futures & Frosting by Tara Sivec

Don't miss the sequel to the single best book I've ever read. Ever. Now available, and stealing my breath! 

A review of the rules for reading anything by the amazeballs Tara Sivec:

1. Wear a panty-liner, or adult diaper depending on how often you do kegals. You WILL piss yourself!
2. Grab a notebook, pen, and highlighter. You WILL find yourself repeatedly wanting to jot down a slew of the most ass-tastic one-liners you've ever heard.
3. Grab a friend. Trust me.. reading this together is far better than the way I did it, which included me texting my bff every five fucking minutes, with an update or funny quote!
4. Set your alarm clock BEFORE you start reading. Otherwise, you'll find yourself barely able to keep your eyes open at 4am, yet unable to pry your kindle from your cramped fingers and the next thing you know, you're kids have missed the bus on the first fucking day of school.
5. Buy batteries and chocolate. You'll thank me for that later, I PROMISE!!!!

And finally....The single, most important rule of reading Seduction and Snacks...
Share the love! Had a fellow blogger not turned me onto my new bible, I would have missed out on the read of a life-time. Share the word. Post links. Like Tara Sivec on facebook and for God's sake... leave a review, will ya???


Carter, Claire and Gavin have formed the perfect little family. Their friends are getting married and everyone is growing up, maturing and ready to face the future. Or are they? 

From bachelorette party hell, porn addictions, dinner roll baseball and botched wedding proposals to finding out everyone's extended family is chock full of crazy, Carter and Claire begin to question the strength of the ties that bind them. Unfortunately, these ties have nothing to do with fuzzy handcuffs and everything to do with the mounting differences between them. 

Will their friends make a mess of things with their inappropriate comments and need to know everything, or will they convince the couple that happily-ever-after sometimes really can start with beer pong?

WARNING: CONTAINS SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK N ROLL. Wait, no. Just sex and drugs. And boose and filthy language. Do not read if you have no sense of humor.


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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hott guys read, too!

Is it me, or are they MORE attractive because they're reading? A little? Well, maybe it's just the muscle + book combo?? 

You're Welcome :)