Thursday, July 31, 2014

COVER REVEAL ~ CAN'T LET GO by Michelle Lynn ~



Dex is many things, a college senior, the bassist for The Invisibles, a son, a friend, everything but a boyfriend. Everybody knows him as the shallow guy who’s up for a good time anytime. People rarely take the time to see the loyal guy lying just beneath the happy-go-lucky fa├žade.

There are parts of Dex’s life he keeps hidden. Ones he believes no one would understand. Since he gave up on the idea of a dream girl long ago, he thinks he’s finally found the perfect balance of connection without commitment with Sam.

Chrissy used to know everything about Dex. When he left four years ago for college, she was left behind. Four years later, with nowhere else to turn, Chrissy calls the one person she’s always counted on, Dex. One glance at the sad eyes he’s tried to forget and Dex knows it’s out of his control.

With Chrissy's return, lines begin to cross from friendship to something more, but will Dex's secret force them apart forever?

(Can't Let Go is the fourth novel in the Invisibles Series)


Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. 

When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.


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Book Title: Fire on Ice (Fire on Ice, #1)
Author:  Dakota Madison
Genre:   New Adult Romance/Sports Romance
Release Date: July 16, 2013

He's Fire on Ice and she's afraid to get burned again…

"You always think a guy is going to be different until he's not."

Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star dominates the stage. He's the hottest new player to be recruited for the Firestorm, a newly established professional hockey team in Northern Arizona.

After Taylor Thompson's heart was completely shattered by her high school's most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete. And she keeps that promise through her first three years of college by putting up impenetrable walls to protect her from heartbreak.

But after a chance meeting with the charming and irresistible Kian Kavanagh, Taylor's carefully constructed walls are in serious danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.

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Dakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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3 Stars
Kian Kavanagh...The Yummy Hockey Hunk.
He was living the life,
Hockey, freedom with his boys...and all the Girls he could want. They flocked to the players like bees to honey.

The thing was when Kian saw the girl sitting in a bar reading a book, quietly hidden in the corner...something changed.
Who comes to a bar to read anyway?

But Taylor Thompson has been hurt in the past. She had been betrayed to the point that she no longer trusted Athletic men. They were all the same or so she thought.

There was something about Kian though, something she couldn't help being drawn to.

Their road s rocky with all Kian's past one night stands and bunny's that beieve he was more than just a quick fix. Oh and don't forget Kyle the friend of Taylor's that wants more.

The book was a fast read and now I am off to find out what happens next in their to book two.
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Book Title: The Playmaker (Fire on Ice, #2)
Author:  Dakota Madison
Genre:   New Adult Romance/Sports Romance
Release Date: October 4, 2013

THE PLAYMAKER is Part Two of the FIRE ON ICE series.

Kian Kavanagh, Mr. Fire on Ice, has just been called up to play hockey for the NHL's new expansion team in Seattle. Finally playing in the NHL is a dream come true...except for one thing. Kian has to leave Northern Arizona and the love of his life, Taylor Thompson, to pursue his dream.

Taylor Thompson thinks she's got life figured out. She'll finish her final semester of college then move to Seattle to attend graduate school and be with her man. Until one fateful night when Taylor's world is complete shattered and everything she's ever wanted--everything she's ever hoped for--is called into question.

Will Kian's love be enough to help put Taylor's shattered world back together again or will tragedy tear them apart?


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3 Stars

Kian Kavanagh went off to Seattle to finally fulfill a dream of play professional Hockey.
Leaving behind the girl he fell in love with. She needed to finish her degree and fulfill her own dreams.
The distance between them is hard to handle for the both of them.
Taylor has a admirer that doesn't seem to understand that she is just not interested.

The poor girl can't seem to catch a break. She is put through a horrible ordeal and left destroyed. Kian being so far away is the hardest thing he has ever had to do. He wants nothing more than to be by her side, helping her heal. Taylor has other ideas...she needs distance. She insists that he go back to Seattle and play harder than he ever has before.

The Healing process that Taylor goes through pulls heavy on your heart. That poor girl...but she comes out strong and Karma is a bitch. Blake gets his, finally.

Watching Kian and Taylor grow stronger was a great journey.

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Darkness Descends: A Skye Faden Novel by Alisha Ashton

Darkness Descends: A Skye Faden Novel
By Alisha Ashton

Skye Faden has had a crappy decade. Seriously. She survived nearly ten years of torture, then escaped and killed the vampires responsible for the deaths of her entire family. She should - by all rights - be free to spend the rest of her days on a warm, sandy beach somewhere. 

Unfortunately, those plans are quickly derailed by a bite-happy werewolf. With just a few days until the full moon and her first transformation, Skye has no choice but to accompany her ADHD-prone handler, Miko, to Scotland in search of answers. 

Faced with a supremely sexy ancient werewolf (woof!), a hushed prophecy about how her arrival will trigger a war, and a handful of unexpected new supernatural abilities, Skye is in for one hell of a ride. As the shaky truce between the breeds races toward its abrupt and violent end, she must unlock the mystery surrounding her identity and uncover a secret of betrayal that has been kept for over 4,000 years. Piece of cake, right?

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So first thing I wanna comment about is something I usually don't. It's the length of this book, most book lately are 200-300 pages or even less and while enjoyable sometimes you just want a book with a little more meat to it. Well, look no further at over 650 pages this one gives you a great story without sacrificing anything just to make it shorter. And if you're like me that an amazing thing. Now onto the story.

Skye's life has been pretty craptastic, with her family murdered by vampires and her held captive by them for more years than she care to remember, there's not much left of her life except revenge. After escaping the horror that became her life she trained to be able to take out those who were like her captors. As she finishes her quest another is unexpectedly started when she becomes chow for a werewolf.

As her new journey begins she must learn to accept what has happened to her and how to deal with the beast that now lives within her. On her last mission an unexpected friendship started with a group known as Ashers, now she must rely on them to get her to where she must be to learn all about her new reality.

Enter the perpetually overexcited Miko who's acquainted with a werewolf, or faol as they preferred to be called, and it's his job to get her to Scottland where Taran is so he can help Skye. Miko is a hyperactive goof ball sweetie pie. He might take time to get used to, but once you do you love him in all his craziness.

Taran. He's the sexy as sin scottsman who's tasked with teaching Skye about who she is. He sex appeal on a stick with an accent to make you go crazy with lust. The chemistry between them is sizzling, but he knows about her past and understands that patience is a virtue. He's an alpha male who knows whats going on at all times and will do anything to protect those he loves.

Ciaran, well he not one you can ever prepare to read about but once you do you'll be under his spell forever.

Those are the main guys you'll read about each with their own importance in the story there's other main characters as well, and of course there's also Skye.

Talk about a chick you can only wish to emulate in a word she's BADASS!!! She says what on her mind without a care for what others think. She can defend herself from most and she' got attitude. She's not just tough though she's got vulnerability that just draws you to her making you want to see her happy.

This story sucks you in right from the beginning taking you on a journey through a new exciting paranormal world. At every turn there's something unexpected, and if you ever feel confused about anything about the paranormal aspect of any part of the story, take care all the answer are revealed throughout when the time is right. If there's something you don't understand it's not something that was overlooked there's a reason for everything and you will definitely not be left wanting at the end of the book. Except for even more from this series! Great read that I'd definitely recommend to anyone!

Alisha Ashton is a fanfiction author, novelist, and unabashed fangirl. She has recently published her first original novel, Darkness Descends: A Skye Faden Novel. Her hobbies include: chasing her mischievous, bare-assed toddler around the house, goofing off with her husband, and fangirling the CW’s Supernatural like ‘whoa!’

Hourglass by K.S. Smith and Megan C. Smith


Title: Hourglass

Authors: K.S. Smith & Megan C. Smith

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Best friends since birth, Brooke Reid and Savannah Prescott, spend their days working together at top fashion magazine Hourglass, while enjoying all that the Denver nightlife has to offer – but sharing a man – no way.

One of Denver’s most eligible bachelors, Luke Wellington, can have any woman he wants and he knows it. Putting his player skills to the test, he destroys a friendship and makes two women fall in love with him as he sits back and enjoys the best of both worlds.

Brooke Reid is a woman looking for her happily ever after, and the day she literally ran in to him, she thought she’d found it. Charming, charismatic, a true gentleman – what more could she ask for? Things are going perfectly until her best friend struts in the elevator and claimed his lips right in front of her.

Savannah Prescott is interested in one thing, having a good time with every single man Denver has to offer. Being tied down is too much of a bore for her free spirited ways. Or so she thinks, but when her best friend starts dating her Friday night fling, she realizes she may be ready to turn in her game card and settle down into a real relationship.

When both girls come to the realization that they are after the same man, it means all-out war. Best friends until the end, or at least until him.






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Finally! I thought to myself, taking Luke’s face between the palms of my hands and laying an earth shattering kiss on him right in the elevator for my best friend to see. “I’ve been dying to introduce you to my…” Releasing Luke’s face I looked to my left and then to my right. “Where in the hell did she go?”

Glancing back at Luke’s panic-stricken face, I tried to figure out why Brooke had bolted. What in the hell is wrong with that woman? Wrapping my arms around Luke’s neck, I kissed his cheek. “You look like you’ve just seen a ghost. What’s wrong?” As he was shaking his head no, I pulled my arms from around his neck and placed them at my side.

“Nothing, today is just really busy. Do you know by chance where her office is?”

Confused, I scrunched my eyes together. “Who, Brooke?” Luke nodded. “Well of course I do, Luke, that’s my best friend, the one I’ve been dying to introduce you to.”

His face turned white as a sheet. “Shit” he mumbled under his breath.

I stepped out of the elevator on the ninth floor and walked with Luke toward our parking spaces, he was clearly shaken as beads of sweat were now lining his hairline. “Luke, you’re sweating and I’m not even wearing a revealing top, are you sure you’re okay?” He nodded again. What is wrong with everyone today? I’m dealing with Brooke’s disappearing act, and Luke seems to have swallowed his tongue. “You better be because I’m not in the mood for another rain check tonight.”

Winking at him, I hopped into my car and then took off for my photo shoot. I picked up my phone to dial Brooke as I zoomed through traffic. Her cell went straight to voice mail, so I called the office and got the same thing, voice mail. Trying her cell one more time only to be dumped into her voice mail box for the third time, I conceded. “Brooke, what happened to you in the elevator? I wanted to introduce you to Luke. Isn’t he gorgeous? I’ll be out at a shoot all day, so we’ll have to catch up later. In the meantime, Google Lucas Wellington, his pictures are to die for, but nothing compares to the body under those clothes, and most importantly, his huge you know what! Let’s do a quick dinner tonight, my place. I’ll pick up takeout on the way home, and we’ll have Carl sneak us into your new condo for a tour. We’ll have to wrap up early though; I’m planning on having Luke as my dessert. Love you.” After I hung up, I cranked my music up as loud as it would go and sang along with Katy Perry and Juicy J, making up my own lyrics to their chart topper, Dark Horse. “Her love is like a drug, Luke was tryna hit it and quit it. But Savannah is so dope Luke messed around and got addicted”

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K.S. Smith

K.S. Smith

K.S. Smith is an aspiring new contemporary romance author. When she is not writing you will most likely find her tanning on the beautiful Florida beaches, spending time with her family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite non-profit organization.

K.S. Smith was born and raised in Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to shame with an out of this world proposal.


  Megan C. Smith

Megan C. Smith

Megan Smith was born and raised in beautiful Tampa, Florida where she spent her days falling in love with fictional characters from a very young age.

After marrying her best friend she relocated to North Carolina to support her husband’s career as a U.S. Marine. During her time in North Carolina Megan was blessed with 3 beautiful children who have kept her constantly busy chasing after them and enjoying the daily routine of motherhood.

Most recently Megan and her family have relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida where she has spent the past few months achieving her lifelong dream of publishing her very first novel; as well as continuing to submerge herself in some of her favorite books while appreciating a glass of wine and her favorite, salted pretzel Milanos.



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4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this story. Two best friends have the jobs of their dreams working side by side for the most amazing top magazine. Brooke is the one that wants the happily ever after with all hearts and flowers. Savannah on the other hand loves the no attachments and free from drama lifestyle.
They share everything...well almost everything.
Brooke Reid and Savanna Prescott were both smitten with Luke Wellington, a very eligible bachelor. Luke played these girls as he continued to date them both. He drove a wedge between them that he worked very hard at keeping.
What he didn't expect was for it all to backfire...and oh boy did it ever.
I laughed so hard at some of the things Brooke and Savanna pt Luke through. I mean don't get me wrong the man deserved it all but wow...
And when these two finally let it all unfold it was priceless. 

The ending I must say I found myself saying oh hell no...not again but, things turned out great. I really enjoyed the story it was well developed and kept my interest throughout. I would definitely recommend this book to others.

Havoc by Steven F. Freeman

Havoc (The Blackwell Files #4)

When Cryptologist Alton Blackwell takes his girlfriend, FBI Agent Mallory Wilson, on a surprise trip to Italy, the couple expects the vacation of a lifetime, but their pleasure is short-lived. Intent on selling Vidulum Inc.’s proprietary technology to the highest bidder, a rogue employee of the high-tech company arranges a clandestine meeting at one of Rome’s most famous tourist attractions. Rather than collecting a huge payday, however, the company turncoat encounters a lethal surprise. When Alton and Mallory rush to assist the dying scientist, they find themselves pulled into the subsequent murder investigation.

Foreign and domestic agents, corporate spies, intellectual-property thieves, and shadowy underworld figures race to acquire the technical files stored on the dead employee’s missing cellphone and reap the billions of dollars and technological superiority now at stake. 

Despite their efforts to leave the tragedy behind and continue their vacation, Alton and Mallory soon learn their own lives are in danger. They are left with no choice but to join forces with the Roman police in an effort to crack the case. While diving into the investigation, the discovery of another man in Mallory’s past disrupts Alton’s plan to move his relationship with her to a new level. 

As they encounter unexpected twists at a breakneck pace, Alton and Mallory must summon all their intellectual powers to reveal the truth behind the Vidulum employee’s death and track down the missing technological plans before a life-threatening end game can be set in motion.

4.5 Stars

Stolen files, murder and another mystery mean Alton and Mallory's trip to Italy just went from vacation to working in solving another mystery and when they are targeted by assassins things get allot more personal for the couple. When files that could change the world are stolen and the seller is killed in Rome where Alton and Mallory find him they are thrust into another situation where they must figure out "who done it" before the files get into the hands of the wrong people.

Alton is determined to use this trip to see if Mallory could be happy with him, a cripple, for the long term. When he learns of a mysterious "Tom" who Mallory may have dated after Afghanistan he becomes nervous about weather or not she actually sees a future with him. He's a bit insecure because of his injuries and what he can and can't do with Mallory at times, but he's learning who to trust her and it's so sweet seeing him doing everything he can for her.

As with the other books in this series this one is told from several POV's including Alton's, the people the files were stolen from, and the bad guys. You see not only what's going on with Alton and Mallory, but also how things are going from the other perspectives and what everyone is trying to do to get the missing files.

I enjoyed seeing more of Alton and Mallory story as they continue to grow and another great mystery we get to solve with them.

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Strip Teaser (Naked Night's #1)
By Ava Manello
Genre:  Erotic, Humour
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When investigative reporter Sally Evans receives her latest assignment to uncover the naked truth, she gets more than she bargained for. Eight weeks on tour with the Naked Nights male stripper troupe to expose all their dirty secrets, is this serious reporter's worst nightmare. She'd rather a man keep his clothes on. For Sally, sex is only a consideration if it happens in the dark, not that she can remember the last time she had a reason to turn the lights off. With over-eager, over-sexed female fans in abundance and baby oil by the gallon, the guys are looking forward to some fun.... Sally's inhibitions are not.
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Cover Reveal - In Distress by Caethes Faron

After the Great Destruction destroyed the world, science is the new god. Geneticists rule, instituting a DNA-based caste system in their effort to restore the human genome.

As a Zed, Will’s a virtual slave who isn’t allowed medical care. A tragic accident has left him crippled, awaiting death. Just before his time is up, Malcolm, an enigmatic Alpha with two different colored eyes sweeps in and buys him. Will becomes part of a family of freaks—other damaged Zeds who should be dead. Life seems ideal until Malcolm makes a request that could change Will’s life.

Malcolm harbors more secrets than his Zeds could imagine. His attraction to Will unravels his carefully cultivated control, and one secret escapes: he craves pain, not just as a sexual release, but as a way to atone for his past. Will may be the one person who can give him what he needs if Malcolm can only allow him into his heart.

As they struggle to build trust, each secret Malcolm reveals threatens their relationship. In the end, their desire for each other may heal both men if they can unlearn the lessons of the past.



Caethes Faron is a bisexual, genre-queer writer. Her books are equal opportunity, featuring gay, straight, and bisexual characters. Her bittersweet tales of love and loyalty are just as likely to leave readers in tears as smiles, and her love scenes don't fade to black. She enjoys empowering the powerless and exploring the nature of human relationships, especially in differing power dynamics. All of her books feature adults in adult situations. Foul language, diverse sexual situations, aspects of BDSM, and other things that are sure to offend some people make regular appearances in her novels.

Caethes's writing is influenced by her observations of this imperfect world and the flawed characters who inhabit it. She's lived in seven states and is always looking for the next place to call home with her husband and two dogs. She currently resides in Florida.

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