Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to Ensure You'll Be Happy With Your Next Erotic






How to Ensure You'll Be Happy With Your Next Erotic 

Novel Purchase In many cases, if a product you purchase is defective, you can return it for your money back. However, the same can't always be said if your only reasoning is that you didn't like it.
That's why returning items like movies, books, and other media is usually against store policy.
The best way to avoid putting your money down for something you may not want to keep in the end is easy: Just do your research and shop wisely.
This is especially true when you're in the market for an erotic novel, which as Publishing Perspectives points out, is attracting new readers every day.
What these newcomers might not realize, though, is that erotic novels are similar to any other books in that usually they cannot be returned after the binding is broken. Needless to say, there's also the impossibility of returning digital copies.

 To save yourself time and money, you're going to want to make sure that you're selecting a book that will make your purchase worthwhile. Always take advantage of the novel descriptions and blurbs ahead of time here at Lov Liv Life Reviews, as well as other unbiased and honest reviews on the purchasing site from users. And when it comes to actually making a purchase, you can even utilize adam&eve coupons for piece of mind that you're buying something that you'll enjoy while keeping your bank account happy. Plus, if you're like me and you tear through erotic novels so fast the pages smoke, you won't have to feel guilty buying another book in the near future with the money you saved.
You'll also want to take note of how long the book is.

Erotic literature is one of the few genres of fiction where many of the novels can be relatively short—some with fewer than 150 pages. If you're looking for something more substantial for say, a lengthy plane ride or vacation-relaxation fodder, you're probably going to want something a little longer. As the Huffington Post points out, the average book is 64,000 words.
To give you a little perspective, they say that the The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is about this size with 70,000 words (around 230 pages with variations for font and size).
Simply flipping through the book can tell you how many pages it has.

However, you'll want to look a little closer if you're buying the book in person or do a little more research when buying online. Take notice of the font size and find out what the word count is. That way, you can be sure that it's worth the money.

 Taking advantage of these tips the next time you're shopping for an erotic novel is sure to help you avoid any feelings of buyer's remorse when you reach the last page. Everyone knows that you can't judge a book by its cover, but with a little extra research, you (and your bank account) will surely be pleased with your next purchase!





Saturday, November 8, 2014

SIDESWIPED Blog Tour with Lia Riley - Review and Giveaway

Sideswiped (Off the Map, #2)
Sideswiped (book 2) 


It was only meant to last the summer . . .

Talia Stolfi has seen more than her share of loss in her twenty-one years. But then fate brought her Bran Lockhart, and her dark world was suddenly and spectacularly illuminated. So if being with Bran means leaving her colorless NorCal life for rugged and wild Australia, then that’s what she’ll do. But as much as Talia longs to give herself over completely to a new beginning, the fears of her past are still lurking in the shadows.

Bran Lockhart knows that living without the beautiful girl who stole his heart will be torment, so he’ll take whatever time with her he can. But even though she has packed up her life in California and is back in his arms for the time being, she can’t stay forever. And the remaining time they have together is ticking by way too fast. Though fate seems determined to tear them apart, they won’t give up without a fight—because while time may have limits, their love is infinite . .

Excerpt: 
Talia passes out hard from the travel and epic reunion sex. I’m too amped for sleep, so I lie in the dark and trace her spine. Can you love someone too much? No point being afraid, might as well jump in it with both feet. I press my mouth to her neck and she undulates, responsive even from her dreams. If miracles were real, I’d swear we were designed to fit together.
I loop my arm around her waist and hold fast, until our breathing syncs. I’m drifting off when she jerks—hard—once, twice. Her body recoils as she unleashes a lung-tearing scream.
“Talia, wake up. Come on, sweetheart, talk to me.” I clamber over her, hunching protectively. “Open your eyes. It’s Bran. I’ve got you. I’m not letting go.” I keep talking while she flays my chest like she’s drowning under ice, desperate to find a break in the surface.
“Can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I…where am…oh God. Bran.”
“I’m right here.” I cradle her while she draws another unsteady gasp. Her hair plasters her forehead in sweaty wisps.
“Give me a minute. I’ll be fine.” She pushes herself to a half-sit and sways with disorientation. “This…this happens sometimes…panic attacks or night terrors…whatever. They seem to come when I drop my guard. Or, I don’t know, maybe it’s the meds. Those pills make me feel like a toxic waste dump.”
“Have you been bad this summer?” The muscles in my neck cord. It shreds my guts to see her hurting. I’d do anything, any fucking thing, to carry her pain. I don’t fully understand the inner workings of OCD but she’s explained that for her, the condition comes in waves. Everything will be rolling along fine, more or less, and then bang—a giant squid grips her brain. She fights hard for recovery, a warrior even when she believes she’s nothing but a coward.
“No, not really.” She grinds her eyes with the backs of her hands. “I kinda danced around the edge of the rabbit hole a few times but never fell inside.”
My muscles release some tension. “Try to go back to sleep. You need the rest. Don’t worry, I’ll keep watch, okay?”
“I’m sorry to be such a psych job. It’s totally shaming.”
“Shhhhhh.”
Her chin tips down. “Can you talk to me for a little while? Get me out of my fuckball head?”
“Hey now, I got mad love for that head, Captain.” I kiss her brow, acting chill even though I’m scared. How can I get her to settle? Then it hits me. “I want to take you surfing again.”
“Mmmm, that’d be nice.”
“Picture yourself out there, in the water, on a board, under the shooting stars.”
“With sharks eyeballing me from the depths?”
“Nah, they’re all busy hunting sea lions or some bloody mischief. This is you, the sea, and the sky. A set rolls in. You can’t make out the wave. The board lifts and you feel the momentum building. There’s fear deep in your belly, sensible, because you can’t see what’s coming or where you’re going. You fight the self-protective instincts, give yourself over, and the next thing you know—you’re having the ride of your life.”
“Thank you.” She flips in my arms so we’re belly to belly. “I mean it. That was beautiful, really, really beautiful. I’m so excited to be here, for right now—to live in the moment. But it’s like I have this…this weird mental stutter. My thoughts keep skipping over the same annoying question like a scratch on vinyl: What will we do?” Tears spill from the corners of her eyes, course silently toward her chin. “My visa.”
Talia’s been granted a three-month student visa to complete her senior thesis in history. In all its benevolent generosity, the Australian government expanded her time in the country by an extra month.
Four months—the sum of our allotted time.
“They’ll make me leave.”
“Don’t believe everything you think.” I wipe her damp cheeks.
“Can you tattoo that on my forehead?”
Maybe it’s my imagination, but the brass alarm clock on the dresser clicks louder.
Another second gone.
Another second gone.
“I’m not losing you to some shithouse immigration policy, Captain. We will be all right in the end.” I’ve no idea how the hell I’m going to solve this drama but I will figure it out. “We have to hope, otherwise we’re sunk.”
She jerks with surprised laughter.
“What?”
She hiccups and covers her mouth with her hand, shoulders shaking. It takes me a second to realize she’s giggling.
“I’m funny to you right now?” This girl drives me every sort of crazy.
“I’m not laughing at you.” She works her lips together and unsuccessfully smothers the smile. “It’s—”
“Forget it.” I instinctively stiffen.
“Bran the Optimist.” She grabs my wrists, lifts my palms to her face, and plants a kiss in the center of each one. “I like this side of you.”
“Never mind. I was being dumb.”
“You were awesome.” She pecks the tip of my nose. “And for the record, I love your stupid face.”
I give her a begrudging kiss back. “I love yours too.”
Love isn’t enough of a word.
I wasted almost an entire year of my life implementing a scorched earth policy, not caring who I left burned and broken in my path.
Talia was my oasis. My salvation.
“Don’t give the visa a second thought.” I nestle her against me, rubbing her lower back in easy circles. “I’ll sort this out, I swear to you.”
Even if I don’t have the first fucking clue.





Lia Riley
Lia Riley
About the author:
Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult Romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling fourex with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments. A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn't mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about as-of-yet unwritten books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. She and her family live mostly in Northern California.

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Jen's Review

After reading the first book - I received an email asking if I would read the 2nd book for an honest review -

I enjoyed reading book one - I thought it had a great ending and I was ok with the book being over -

But now at book two - things get a little more complicated
Tulia moves to Australia to be with Bran - they live together, but Tulia only has a few months before her Visa expires and she has to move back to the states - She can't get a job in Australia, so what's she going to do?

Bran doesn't care what they do, as long as they're together - he's giving up his own dreams to work overseas and help out in the world, but he'd give up anything and everything as long as he has Tulia with him.

The only problem is, Tulia isn't happy either - not knowing what she's going to do, and defiantly not happy with where her life is going - but she also see's Bran and knows he's not happy sitting behind a desk either.

When she meets Karma, Bran's friend, he tells her how it is -

Now Tulia is faced with the possibilities that she can have Bran and her Peace Corps job, while Bran has her and his Over Seas job that will make everyone happy.

But Bran doesn't do long distance relationships - he's had too much experience with that and none of it was good.

Tulia pushes for the future she knows they both want, but while she's at it, she's pushing away the one thing that Bran doesn't want to lose.

The choice is hard and scary - but is their love really strong enough to last while living so far away in the world?

The story breaks my heart, but mends it together with hope -
I'm anxious to read book 3 and see how things work out :)



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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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The cover readers didn't chose, but I imagine is Billy's body ;)

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.
Twitter: @authorclynn


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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 :)

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