Monthly Archives: July 2013

Happy Release Day Joseph Eastwood – Author of LUMEN

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And don’t forget to head over to the event on Facebook for the book release!
Link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374352692785255/LUMEN IS AVAILABLE AS OF TODAY ON AMAZON! GET IT QUICK!
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July 30, 2013 · 4:57 pm

Free ebook of Seductive Shadows by Marni Mann!!!!!

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FREE ebook of Seductive Shadows. This weekend only fans can go to the Booktrope store here:
And download Seductive Shadows in their preferred format (epub, mobi or PDF) for FREE. The free promotion will be limited to the first 250 readers, or end on Sunday night, whichever comes first.
Happy Reading!
In case you missed it here is the book description & my 5 star review!!

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Charlie is a passionate, sensually inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from an abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure and contact leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security, the money provides financial freedom, and the madam’s authority is the mother figure she longs for.

But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets the renowned yet mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense, baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. He’s sexy, and not in a subtle way. Cameron stimulates her art, intellect and desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, Charlie discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.

Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows, is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a memorable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.

This book is for mature audiences 17+.  It contains explicit language and sexual content.

MY REVIEW

Seductive Shadows by Marni Mann is a beautifully written and emotional journey about a strong yet broken young woman named Charlie and her quest to battle her innermost demons, overcome heartbreak, and discover that not only can she truly love again but let herself be loved in return.

I read this book in less than two days – it was that good!! I found myself falling in love with Charlie – I cried with her, laughed with her, loved with her, experienced passion with her and felt her fears, desires and pain.  This book touched on many dark elements of the human psyche but it also balanced them out with bright moments of love, hope, devotion and discovery.  I loved the author’s vivid writing style, her colorful characters, and the way she unfolds her story – like a flower opening up its petals to the rays of the sun.

This book is not for everyone.  The story is very powerful and it has some very erotic scenes.  I have read many, many books in the erotica genre and I thought the scenes in this book were exquisitely and tastefully executed.  The scenes allow you to see into the main character’s personality and to fully understand how she sees herself.

I did feel that the end of the book had that “rushed” feeling. I’m not exactly sure how much of that was due to how I was feeling, in reaction to what was happening towards the end of the book, or if the author intended it to be that way.  The author ties up many loose ends but leaves the possibility up in the air for a Seductive Shadows sequel. I certainly would be first in line for a copy if she decides to continue Charlie’s journey.

5/5 Stars for this fabulous work of art.

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Cover Reveal – Half Cast (A Helheim Wolf Pack Tale) by Lauren Dawes

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Book Description

Alex D’Angelo. Cop. Hard ass. Newly Bitten werewolf.

 

 His life has been turned upside down and inside out. He has been born into a new world where the beast inside of him threatens to take over his life. Forced to stay in a pack far from home, Alex dreams of returning to find the woman he has loved, who has haunted his dreams for well over a year.

 

 Saskia is nothing but a shell of her former self since she walked away from the human man she had fallen in love with. Now forced into a mating with another male, she barely gets through her days. But when the year anniversary of meeting Alex rolls around, she finds her heart aching for the future she never had.

 

 An impossible meeting leads to their reunification, but pack politics and desires of the heart threaten to pull them apart forever.

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My Review – Quinn (The Beck Brothers Series #3) by Andria Large

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Book Description

Quinn Beck is the kind of guy who keeps to himself. He’s quiet, reserved, and has this thing about being touched; he doesn’t like it. The reason? It’s the secret he’s been keeping inside for twenty years. Quinn has told no one what happened to him when he was ten. No. One. His plan is to take his secret to his grave, but his plan slowly starts to deteriorate when his boss hires a bubbly, outgoing, fidgety, drop-dead gorgeous woman from France, and sticks her in his office.

Margot Leclair moved to the U.S. in hopes to further her architectural and interior design career. Her new boss put her in the same office as his leading architect, who is a bit quirky, but extremely handsome, with his dark hair and dark eyes. Margot has a hard time keeping her eyes off of him. She also finds him intriguing and is curious about what makes him the way he is. She cannot help her growing attraction to him, even though she knows that he finds her irritating.

After almost a year of working together on a project and in the same office, their boss sends them on a trip to London for an Architectural Seminar. It turns into the trip from Hell that has Margot returning with a sprained ankle, and Quinn even more introverted than usual. Even after having the horrible trip, Margot wants to be with Quinn, yet he continues to fight their obvious connection.

When a death in Margot’s family sends them to France only days after getting home from London, an argument between Margot and Quinn sends him to a bar, where he decides to drink himself stupid. Will he reveal his secret to Margot while drunk off his ass, or will he close himself off even more? Can Quinn overcome his past to be with the one woman who wants him as is? Or will Quinn’s past come back to bite him and ruin everything he and Margot have together?

MY REVIEW

Quinn – The Beck Brothers Series #3 by Andria Large was, so far, my favorite book in the series.  This book is filled with so many varying emotions that it allows the reader to imagine very real, very stunning “visuals”.  The scenes in this book are sexy, gritty, raw, and powerful!  The author, again, does a tremendous job of putting her thoughts on paper and having them come to life.  The book has been thoroughly edited although I did have concerns about present and past tense.  Certain tenses, while reading them, sound “off” only because we normally do not speak that way.  However, I was assured that it is grammatically correct.

Quinn has been harboring a dark secret for many years and  has kept it from everyone – including his family.  He has forgotten how to love and how to let others love him in return.  The secret has completely shattered him until he meets  Margot.  She not only infuriates and annoys him but has also begun to melt the ice around his heart.  Can Quinn learn to trust her enough to tell her about his past? Will Margot be able to teach Quinn that there are certain things worth fighting your inner demons for?  This story is a well written, exciting, tug at your heartstrings read that will leave you breathless, crying and wanting more.

I am looking forward to the fourth book in the Beck Brothers Series – Christian’s story.  I think he will give all the other brothers a run for their money!!

Enter the author’s Goodreads Giveaway below for a copy of Quinn!!

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/60071-quinn

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Kiss The Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton – My Review

 

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The Tour de France – How do I love thee!!

Reblogging to see if this posts to my FB page – sorry everyone

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Seductive Shadows by Marni Mann – Review

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Title:  Seductive Shadows

Author: Marni Mann

Publisher:  Booktrope

Release date: July 17, 2013

Genre: Erotica, Contemporary Romance

Age Group: Adult

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17927573-seductive-shadows

Source: This is a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review/opinion. 

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Charlie is a passionate, sensually inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from an abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure and contact leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security, the money provides financial freedom, and the madam’s authority is the mother figure she longs for.

But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets the renowned yet mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense, baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. He’s sexy, and not in a subtle way. Cameron stimulates her art, intellect and desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, Charlie discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.

Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows, is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a memorable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.

This book is for mature audiences 17+.  It contains explicit language and sexual content.

 MY REVIEW

Seductive Shadows by Marni Mann is a beautifully written and emotional journey about a strong yet broken young woman named Charlie and her quest to battle her innermost demons, overcome heartbreak, and discover that not only can she truly love again but let herself be loved in return.

I read this book in less than two days – it was that good!! I found myself falling in love with Charlie – I cried with her, laughed with her, loved with her, experienced passion with her and felt her fears, desires and pain.  This book touched on many dark elements of the human psyche but it also balanced them out with bright moments of love, hope, devotion and discovery.  I loved the author’s vivid writing style, her colorful characters, and the way she unfolds her story – like a flower opening up its petals to the rays of the sun.

This book is not for everyone.  The story is very powerful and it has some very erotic scenes.  I have read many, many books in the erotica genre and I thought the scenes in this book were exquisitely and tastefully executed.  The scenes allow you to see into the main character’s personality and to fully understand how she sees herself.

I did feel that the end of the book had that “rushed” feeling. I’m not exactly sure how much of that was due to how I was feeling, in reaction to what was happening towards the end of the book, or if the author intended it to be that way.  The author ties up many loose ends but leaves the possibility up in the air for a Seductive Shadows sequel. I certainly would be first in line for a copy if she decides to continue Charlie’s journey.

5/5 Stars for this fabulous work of art.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children.  Visit her at:

http://marnismann.com/

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