Thursday, October 23, 2014

I Need You by Jane Lark - Release Day - Review

I Need You (Starting Out, #3)


Guilt can eat away at you, but love can cut like a knife…

Lusting after his best friend’s girlfriend is a cliché Billy knows well – it’s the tightrope he’s walked for years.
But now Jason and Lindy have broken up and Billy can’t help but be there for the girl he’s loved from afar for so long. She’s hurting.

Fighting to find a road to the future, Lindy’s heart hurts. She’s trying to escape the truth, but Billy keeps making her face it – and it’s ugly. How can she keep living when everything is made of glass and it keeps shattering?

Her one constant is Billy. Only, rebound isn’t his style and when Lindy starts to see him in a different light, he just can’t trust her. He’s no one’s second best.









Jane Lark
Jane Lark

Jane Lark is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional New Adult and Historical Romance stories and a Kindle bestselling author

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Jen's Review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oops - 3rd book - Guess There really was more to the story with Jason and Lindy and Rachael - Going to have to go back to read those now :)

If you haven't read the first 2 books - notice I still gave this one 5 stars - It was awesome and the Author gave a great message at the end - as a new Adult - or even an old adult, "Push your boundaries, face up to your insecurities, blow them out of the water and you can be whoever you want to be and achieve whatever you want to achieve - Self-belief is always the first step"

Yes that was just at the Author's note at the end, which really grabbed me.

in this book - you see Jason and Billy having a few drinks - something happened and for 6 months, they hadn't spoken, but Jason wants his friend back, and Billy is a great guy. He wants his friend back too.

When they're walking back, they spot Lindy across the street - she's not well at all -

Everyone knows Lindy didn't take the break up well, she's kind of self-destruct in her own life - she's miserable. After all, she and Jason had years of being together before they broke up. And when his new wife had a baby, she couldn't take it...

But there is more to Lindy than a broken heart over Jason, she has a lot going on at home, too - and keeping herself up isn't easy.

Now Billy - Sweet ol' Billy - has been in love with Lindy for years - even before she and Jason got together - I found myself thinking "WHY Billy did you live with the two of them in college?? Why would you put yourself through that torture??" But that's Billy - he's there for Lindy - he's her acre - even when she was with Jason - Sometimes they just needed to vent, sometimes they needed to laugh, things that she and Jason didn't really have.

But with Lindy hitting rock bottom, Billy vows that he would do whatever it took to make her smile again.

Taking her away for a couple of weeks was the best and worst thing he could do.
Lindy was more messed up in the head than he ever imagined, and he got pissed off that Jason didn't do anything about it.

But during those 2 weeks, Lindy found something in herself she never knew she had, and finally she started to believe she was worth more than she thought she was.

Their friendship grew stronger, but once back home, real life was still there. You can escape for a while, but it's still there when you get home.

LIndy did her best to cope, but the way she handled it, hurt Billy. And that wasn't ok -

This story had a lot of ups and downs - sometimes you felt bad for Lindy, sometimes you wanted to reach in the book and shake her until she saw things differently - but the truth hurts - her feelings were real. I know firsthand a lot of the pain she was suffering from. And the help of having someone there for her is a miracle itself.

Really a great story!! Can't wait to read the first two - I'd love to find out about Rachel :)



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Running from Destiny – Christa Lynn RELEASE DATE

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Running from Destiny
Christa Lynn
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Ally Sanders lives a normal, quiet life. She’s guarded and damaged, sweet, curvy and self deprecating. She doesn’t date much and likes that just fine, cause she doesn’t deserve love.
When arrogant media mogul, Jackson Bentley comes roaring in to her life, normal and quiet no longer exist, and those curves are what draws him to her.
But Jackson has secrets and relentlessly pursues Ally, determined to make her his.
When danger flashes in to Ally’s life, will she be able to get past the lies and anxiety, or will she run?
This novel includes sexual situations and sensitive subject matter.
This novel also includes a hero and heroine who will make you laugh, cry and want to smack them both.




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About the Author : 
I am married and have a teenage son. I live in the Atlanta, GA area and I enjoy reading and writing. I went to bed one night after reading a book that wasn't very good and thought to myself, " I can do better than that." So the next morning I got up and started pounding away at the keyboard. My first book hides in the bowels of my laptop collecting dust. My first published novel, Running from Destiny, released in October of 2013. The sequel, Accepting Destiny just released in January 2014. Reprisal, which is a Dark Erotic thriller released in May of 2014.
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Six of Hearts by L.H. Cosway - Rave Review!

Six of Hearts


When famed illusionist Jay Fields walks into her father’s law practice, Matilda Brandon has a hard time keeping her heart from pounding. With a non-existent love life, she wonders if she could ever have a chance with a man this sexy and charismatic. She knows she’ll never meet someone like him on her online dating site, that’s for sure.

Jay wants to sue a newspaper, however, he leaves with a new landlord and a rather smitten housemate instead. As the two form a bond, Matilda finds herself becoming a part of Jay’s crazy world of illusion and mentalism, where underground magic shows, casino gambling and secret vendettas abound.

Jay has a dark history, and Matilda isn’t sure if she should open herself up to such an enigma of a man. Is he really who he claims to be? And why does he keep so many secrets?

She doesn’t know it yet, but they share a common past. Jay has set a plan in motion and whether she likes it or not, claiming her heart has always been his ultimate goal.


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Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster.

I think in triangles. You think in straight lines.

I show you a table and make you believe it’s a chair.

Smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand, misdirection. I trick and deceive.

But most of all, I put on a good show.

The world thinks I killed a man, but I didn’t. Bear with me. It’s all a part of the plan.

Revenge is what I want. I want it for me and I want it for her.
I want it for all six of us.

She doesn’t remember me, but she’s the reason for everything. She’ll be my prize at the end of all this – if I can hold onto my willpower, that is. Maybe I’ll slip up a little, have a taste, just a small one.

So go ahead and pick a card. Come inside and see the show. Look at my hands, look so closely that you can’t see what’s happening while you’re so focused on looking. I’ll be destroying your world from right here in the spotlight.

You’ll never see me coming until it’s too late.

I’ve only got one heart, and after I’ve pulled off my grand deception I’ll hand it right to her.

So, sit back, relax, and let my girl tell you our story. You’re in for one hell of a ride.






L.H. Cosway
L.H. Cosway
Bio
L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.







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Jen's Review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG
BEST BOOK EVER!!!

Totally in love with this book! Defiantly one of my new favorites! I remember reading Painted Faces from this author, and loved that one - now I'm going to get a few more of her books:)

*sigh*
I don't know what it was about this book, but it just really grabbed me - maybe it was the magic - I love Illusionist TV shows and have always been in Awe by their talent - but I think it was probably more than that.

Jay ... what do you say about him? he's had a hard life - really, but he made something from himself, and always has a smile on his face - he's a great guy with a positive outlook, and he just has a great way of looking at things - even the shady stuff, he has good reasons for it - you can't help but love him even from the beginning when he's hiding out in the shed ready to pounce on his dad if he so much as starts in with his mom and brother

And Matilda - the girl next door - sure she was only 9 at the time, but even then she played a big part in Jay's life - and he's back and ready to do something about it .

Matilda is going through life in a comfort zone - she's not happy, but she's not sad - she's shy, but she's friendly and caring. She loves her dad and her dad loves her, and that's all she needs.
When Jay walks into the Lawyers offices asking for her dad to take his case, she felt the familiarity with him, but didn't know how much of it was him being on TV or not -
Her dad couldn't take his case - there was no way his small town office could take on a huge case against a whole newspaper agency. But Jay knew who the right man for the job was, and he wouldn't have it any other way.

Things with Matilda and Jay become stronger as time goes on. Jay tries to keep his distance, but Matilda wants more of him. When Jay finally caves in to his desires to her, things start to get better. But he knew it wasn't their time yet. They couldn't fully be together until after his big show came to an end.

The whole significates about 6 of hearts is really and truly sweet -


Favorite quote :
"So why not live with the magic? Be a kid again and believe in the fantastical. Life is more fun with a little smoke and mirrors."

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Promise Me This by Christina Lee - Release Day - Review

Promise Me This (Between Breaths, #4)


A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side...

Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It's not that he doesn't respect or trust women; he doesn't trust himself. The men in Nate’s family are prone to abusive behavior—a dirty secret that Nate’s been running from his entire life—so Nate doesn't do relationships. But he can’t help himself around one girl…

Jessie is strong, independent, and works at a tattoo parlor. Nate can’t resist getting close to her, even if it’s strictly a friendship. But it doesn't take long for Nate to admit that what he wants with Jessie is more than just friendly.

With Jessie, he can be himself and explore what he’s always felt was a terrifying darkness inside him. Even when Nate begins to crave her in a way that both shocks and horrifies him, Jessie still wants to know every part of him. Testing their boundaries together will take a trust that could render them inseparable… or tear them apart

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Christina  Lee

Once upon a time, I lived in New York City and was a fashion stylist. I spent my days shopping for photo shoots, getting into cabs, eating amazing food, and drinking coffee at my favorite hangouts.

Now I live in the Midwest with my husband and son—my two favorite guys. I’ve always been an avid reader—reading was actually my favorite time of day when I taught second and third grade

But it wasn’t until I became a local newspaper columnist that something clicked. I finally realized I could turn my love of words into my dream of writing fiction.

I write Adult and New Adult steamy contemporary romance. I am represented by Sara Megibow of the Nelson Literary Agency.

I also own a hand-stamped jewelry business called Tags-n-Stones, which requires me to stamp letters and/or words onto pieces of silver. They go hand-in-hand perfectly.

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Jen's Review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I didn't realize this was book #4 when I requested it on Netgalley - So I'm going to go back to read the first 3 books after this -

I really loved this story - Jesse works in a tattoo shop - she's covered in tatoos, blue hair and punk clothes - but she couldn't be anything but who she is - a really sweet and caring girl. Anyone would be lucky to be her friend. But Jesse has a strong personality and doesn't take crap from anyone.

Nate is a sweet guy - he's had a hard life growing up and is afraid of becoming like the one nightmare he's lived with his whole life - his dad. And now his brother is starting to show signs that anger is heriditary. Nate does everything in his power to prove that he's not going to cave into his emotions. By taking girl after girl, never getting close enough, he finds himself lost in the pleasure, but never treuly feeling free.

When Jesse gets a photo assignment at school, she asks Nate to go with her to take some pictures since he knows some great spots -
Their friendship has been a good one - Jesse is Nate's safe girl. He's nothing like her type and they have a good easy friendship where they can easily handle each other.

But when Jesse accidently walks in on Nate and another girl, she notices he has another side to him that she craves.

Out of town, when Jesse gets a flat tire, they end up needing to stay the night in a hotel. Their friendship changes that night and Nate isn't sure it's for the better.
There is something about Jesse that makes him feel free, and the hard thing for Nate to accecpt, is she's ASKING him to let himself go and take what he wants.
The ONE thing Nate is terrified of doing with someone else.

I really enjoyed this book - these two are not perfect, but are perfect for each other :)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Book Title: Wishing for a Parallel World - GIVEAWAY!


Wishing for a Parallel World

 Book Title: Wishing for a Parallel World
by 
Arriah Kiprujistho
Book release date: 23-Mar-13
Publisher: Self Published (via createspace)


On one side, these celebrities are living in a limelight struggling between two different lives, reel and real and On the other side, these six friends are living their peaceful and extraordinary life far away from the limelight in a parallel world. But one accident brings them in the middle of the rush of this earth and they confront those celebrities. After this the new journey of true relationships, true friendship and true love begins...

What happens when both the sides meet?

What destiny has decided for them?

Story of two different lives, which have only one thing in common between them... their world.

What is the reality of those two worlds?

Will reality change everything?

Will Friends remain Forever?

Will Love find its way back to Love?

Discover...



Author Bio:
Arriah Kiprujistho is working with a multinational company as a consultant. An avid reader who is also an interior designer, pianist and guitarist. Writing being one of her hobbies, she wants to focus on it further. She is the author of, "Wishing for a Parallel World", a paranormal romance and, "Those were not love letters but still I fell in Love", a young adult/cozy mystery/western romance.

Her hobbies include:

Reading and Writing
Travelling
Learning music especially piano and guitar
Learning about different cultures.
Painting and sketching

She values "Work Life Balance" and motivates others to value the same.

Author Contact Information:
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Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/wishingforaparallelworld
Twitter: @arriah90

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Beyond Repair by Charlotte Stein - Review

Beyond Repair


When Alice Evans finds a bona fide movie star on the floor of her living room, she has no idea what to do. Ordinary men are frightening enough, never mind someone as famous and frankly gorgeous as Holden Stark.

However, once she realizes that Holden is suffering behind that famous facade, she knows she has to help. He needs someone like her to give him a taste of sweetness and desire and love. He needs normality. The only problem is—Alice is hiding a secret that is far from normal. In fact, her name isn’t even Alice at all.

And once Holden finds out, the intense connection they are just beginning to build may well be torn apart




“Can you blame me? Your face is what magic would look like, if it were real. Harry Potter could probably use your jaw to destroy Voldemort.”


“Just ignore my voice. There’s a frightened nun living in my throat.”

“Is it weird if I find that weird?” “I think it’d be weird if you didn’t. I’m some stranger, soaking himself in your bathtub while you’re passed out on the bed. Sounds like the start of a horrible Lifetime movie about a crazed hobo.”

“Well, okay. Maybe not perfectly normal. You know in that movie Shame when he’s wandering around with it dangling away and everyone did a collective gasp? It’s kind of like that. I have a lot of excessive dangle. And you just can’t show excessive dangle in a romantic drama. Arthouse only, for sudden shocking penis.”

“I swear, I only do that if you don’t put the lotion on your skin.” She paused, pretending to consider. “Or is that when you get the hose again?”

"I swear you could stroke my toe with your elbow and I'd go f%ing nuts."

"He was on her like men in movies were on women they hadn't seen for eight thousand years. She actually saw him in slow motion as he rounded the corner... Then finally his hands reaching for her face. He was going to hold her face in his hands as he kissed her.






CharlotteStein
Charlotte Stein
Charlotte Stein is the acclaimed author of over thirty short stories, novellas and novels, including the recently DABWAHA nominated Run To You. When not writing deeply emotional and intensely sexy books, she can be found eating jelly turtles, watching terrible sitcoms and occasionally lusting after hunks. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and their now totally real and completely nightmarish dog.

Charlotte is the author of over thirty sexy novels, novellas, and short stories. She writes both contemporary and science fiction romance and erotica, as well as both male/female and menage works.

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“One of the biggest lies out there is the one that says you have to be whole to be loved—that if you’re not it’s a miracle anyone would. But my love for you is not some flimsy miracle based on whether you’re okay or not. Love is something you deserve. More than anything,...you deserve love. You deserve it so much I sometimes ache to give it to you.”




Jen's Review
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ARC provided by NetGalley

I don't want this story to be over - I want more of Alice and Bernie!!!

Throughout the whole book, you're thinking one thing, then another, but everything just totally shocks you at the end - wow!

Alice wakes up to find a strange man on her floor, in her house ... Not just any strange man, but Holden Freakin' Stark! A famous actor whom she knows very well on screen.

At first she didn't know what to do - once she thought through her own fears, she discovered that he wasn't going to be waking up anytime soon.

Struggling with her own demons, she gets him to the bathroom and turns on the shower - lol and you get to see HOW she does it. Not just by flicking the screen from her living room to the bathroom. But she makes sure you know she is a 5.5 girl and he is a 6.4 strong man - lol

When Holden wakes with a start from the icy water, he doesn't know why, but he seems to be ok with where he is.

These two have a great chemistry. Not just physical chemistry pulling them together, but their friendly barter is hilarious.

Holden, aka Bernie is attracted to Alice - not because of her looks, but because she treats him like a regular person. He knows she knows who he is, but she still won’t look at him with eyes of a Fan. She can see him inside and out and know when he needs a hug, or when he needs to change the subject or when he's feeling down. And to him, that is everything he wants from a woman. Someone who cares if he's alive because she generally cares about him, not his next paycheck or appearance that he's supposed to do..

But Alice isn't who she appears to be. she is holding herself back. It's been years since she's been around anyone, let alone a man that makes her feel things that are foreign to her. She's afraid to let him see the real her. the part of her that shy’s away from every look and touch he gives her.

The story is really touching - the fear she has is real, and for the longest time, you can't fully understand her fear until you know what she's going through.

I really enjoyed this book - because it was about a famous actor wanting to be a regular guy, and a regular girl wanting to hide from herself and everyone around her. The way these two connect is just sweet and innocent. And Holden/Bernie is just a great guy. He sees that she's afraid of something, and he sees that she's a lot more innocent, just from the little things she does, and she's blown away by the feelings she finds herself having.

Really hot steamy scenes are so innocent, but they are anything but :)

really wish the story didn't end there. It would be exciting to see how their HEA plans out :)

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