Filthy Beautiful Lies Kendall Ryan @KendallRyan1 #Review @InkSlingerPR























I loved this book and I know you will too. That is if and only IF you like erotic romance. I think maybe this is spicy but maybe not all erotic, either way who the hell cares it is great fun. Colton Drake is a dream. I have some delusional thoughts towards him. So the premise of the book is that Colton buys the virginity of Sophie at a special private auction. It is believable to me. I thought at first it was going to be crazy and not so well … believable. It hits the bulls eye for me 

One million dollars to Sophie for her sisters treatment and Colton gets a woman for 6 months.

What I love about Kendall Ryan is the humorous touches in her novels. This of course is no exception. There were times I laughed and there were times I wanted to cry. I did actually even laugh at inappropriate times too.

If you need a lift then I say grab it now. I love how the series is released so close together too. Pace is one of Colton’s brothers and I like him and I really want him to have a story too. 

Marta who is a personal assistant to Colton is wonderful so she gets a nomination for a story of her own too. Overall some great characters and some steam what more can a girl ask for? 



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 Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me,
Resisting Her and When I Break.
She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of
books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her
adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and
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Filthy Beautiful Lies Kendall Ryan @KendallRyan1 #spotlight @InkSlingerPR


 **Warning: this
book contains an addictively filthy alpha male who will dampen your panties and
own your days and nights. Proceed at your own risk.**

Meet Colton DrakeI have no idea why she auctioned off her
virginity for a cool mill. Regardless, I’m now the proud new owner of a
perfectly intact hymen. A lot of good that will do me. I have certain tastes,
certain sexual proclivities. My cock is a bit more discriminatory than most.
And training a virgin takes finesse and patience – both of which I lack.

Sophie Evans has been backed into a corner. With her sister’s life
hanging in the balance, the only choice is to claw her way out, even if that
means selling her virginity to the highest bidder at an exclusive erotic club.
When Colton Drake takes her home, she quickly learns nothing is as it seems
with this beautifully troubled man. Being with him poses challenges she never
expected, and pushes her to want things she never anticipated. 

A sinfully seductive erotic
romance where everything has a price and the cost of love is the highest of all
from New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Kendall Ryan.



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 Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me,
Resisting Her and When I Break.
She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of
books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her
adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and
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REcovered by CJ Hartland @CJHartland #review #giveaway

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Totally loved this debut. If you look at the cover, to be honest it is misleading, this is a gritty novel. There are some circumstances Liliana faced that were explosive! After 7 years nothing for her has changed. She has a family owned coffee shop in So-Cal. She lives a quiet and very modest life in her Grandma’s house. I loved the Balboa Island references. It is very close to my heart and everyone knows I love the beach!

As for the plot; hold onto your seat. It is a very well thought out book. All of the characters play a significant role. When someone is stalking, you won’t guess who it is. I particularly fell in the love with Maxwell and Lil together. After they are together the group known as “The Blues” (for their gray haired color) who are the “root” of the Balboa Island population. Now for the record the places, scenery and descriptions are very accurate and you will fall in love with Southern California like I did.


The author worked the character of Lil’s suspicious nature into the plotso it was basically seamless. No errors or inconsistencies. She wrote a very strong and business minded girl for Lil and a handsome friend from the past for Max.

As for the love story is HOT! I am talking a chili pepper hot. After an attack, Lilianna could never really date. In many ways the author wrote a very blah existence for her until Max. Well my oh my several big scenes are just the right amount. Marshal is juicy with a capital J!

Please read this one and visit a small island in Southern California!9f5fd-5halfstarblogbook


REcovered contains sexually explicit scenes and adult language. This material is intended for adults only!



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CJ Hartland is a Los Angeles based, part-time author. She finds the time to write when her, pride & joy, baby boy and, love of her life, husband go to bed. Growing up, CJ spent much of her time at her grandmother’s home in Balboa Island, the setting for her new series, The Lilianna Marshal Story; first installment, REcovered, available now on Amazon. CJ loves hearing from readers and can be contacted at

The second book in the Lilianna Marshal Story, REkindled is coming soon!


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Ryder (Scorpio Stinger MC, #0.5) by Jani Kay #review


No MC ” lingo” and sadly I think it’s another author trying to capitalize and jump into the MC genre. It is a new and popular genre for most but it has been there for a long time. I wasn’t a fan of this. There was one part that got to ME. I’m not easily offended by ANYTHING so an 12 year old in juvi forced to give oral to a fellow juvi is NOT necessary. I am sad at the shock value in that. For a reader of dark and MC books I cant recommend.


“Time for a beer boys, let’s go to the clubroom. Ox get all the hangers-on out of there. Only patched brothers”
Just an example.


As far as consistencies go it misses the mark too. The main character obviously Ryder is a rough guy so the four letter words fly. I can take the language and actually enjoy the alpha male, but when Jade, little miss Beverly Hills, rich kid, I am a lawyer and graduated top of my class starts using the four letter words, the crude ones too, I was like wooooow stop it right there. The next page she is saying ” Surely you are wrong” well maybe I am cause you were using the dirty c word last page. Did honey Jade forget her lithium?


If you like Motorcycle Clubs aka MC books try Madeline Sheehan, Chelsea Camaron, Emily Minton or Crystal Spears. All give a unique look at this culture and some are dark but I assure you a 12 year old’s oral copulation is not involved.
Lastly the MC lifestyle is not flaunted and they tend to be very secretive, so I find it hard to believe the tough Ryder falls for Jade and wants to make her his. Has Jade ever been to a compound? Does she know about them? Does she get they are family and come first? Bar fly chicks? Old ladies? No?? No so it was far fetched. OH heck now I am babbling.


I am not known for posting bad reviews but this is an exception for me.  

2 star

Captivating Bridge by Michelle Mankin @MichelleMankin @Brandeesbook #Review


Took a nights sleep because mentally I was too drained to even write the review but…I will say I did get my redemption answer!

OK a few hours of sleep and now I am ready. Book 1 showed us the author had a great group of characters and displayed betrayal and drug abuse. Book 2 shows us that people can overcome drug addictions and function in society. Featuring Bridget and Justin both who had struggled with addiction. Book 3 goes back to War. the suicide and depression angle was great.

When War meets Shaina it is something special. These two are at a life impasse. I loved the struggles they both faced. The author does a great service to her readers showing them that everyone at one time or another thinks about suicide. People often feel worthless or under so much pressure they imagine peace. For War, losing his mother was hard. I think in book 1 he struggled with her and her parenting skills. I say that loosely. Now Shaina is a sitcom teen star, but really 21. She has pressure because she is holding onto the memories that haunt her. I loved how she wanted to help War overcome. Shaina thought her sister Cass’ suicide was preventable. Truth be told if you are in a dark place sometimes there really is no saving you.

 They struggle through her family and the extreme pressure put on her acting career and War’s old band.

Truthfully this was the best book in the series for me anyways. Please grab this series especially if you backstage band drama.

Now on a side note. If you do an author the service of reading their work in an ARC format I think you know what the genre is, if not then clue yourself into the cover. Just looking at the blurb and cover tells you it is going to be steamy. So dont take the book if you are a prude. 


Michelle Mankin is the author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Romance with subtext.
Reimagining classic stories with sexy rock stars and thought provoking issues.
For many years she worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter. Somehow, the boredom didn’t kill her but the hours and hours of looking at facts and figures provided ample time for her mind to wander.
Black Cat Records in Vancouver provides the central backdrop for all of Michelle’s current novels. Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a Brutal Strength centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry.
Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the Tempest series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back. 
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The Mistaken (The Mistaken #1) by Nancy S. Thompson @NancySThompson #Review


Writing this review is gonna be hard This was more than amazing rivals some huge authors. First I think this is a thrilling book with a slice of romance. I saw some comparisons and well, in my opinion there are none. There was no Stockholm syndrome, again in my opinion. Anyways the characters in the forefront are Tyler and Nick brothers. Nick is somewhat of a troubled soul. He was driving when he had an accident that results in the death of his parents and sister who was 15. Tough to read those parts. What is worse is that that event sets the entire book into motion. It brings feelings between two brothers that should never be spoken or felt. Nick knows his troubles with drugs and drinking are nothing compared to gambling.

The rest is a cat and mouse that I swear rivals any Stuart Woods or Patterson book out there. We at least know that Nancy wrote this book! The plot and the characters are excellent. I saw nothing but brilliant writing, characters and plot. I saw no spelling errors and the cover was outstanding too. There are so many interesting twists and turns here make sure you can devour the book fast because you will be sleepless over it.

If you like suspense with a romantic twist then PLEASE read this one. Book 2 is out and book one doesn’t leave you hanging so for that I am thankful. It is a marvelous start to a series.


Nancy is a California transplant currently living in Seattle, Washington with her husband of 23 years, their son, a student at Seattle University, their giant snow dog, Jack, and his kitty, Skye. She works as a freelance editor for her publisher and writer friends and also has her own interior design business within the model home merchandising industry. When she’s not writing or editing, Nancy keeps herself busy by cooking and baking.

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DIMITRI by Kym Grosso @KymGrosso @HeaBookShelf #cover #reveal

Author: Kym Grosso
Series: Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Independent – MT Carvin Publishing, LLC
An erotic paranormal romance…
Dimitri LeBlanc, sexy and charismatic beta of Acadian Wolves, survives a brutal attack after his wolf succumbs to a dark force, threatening his very existence. Waking up, tied to a bed, his amusement transforms into lust as a beautiful stranger heals his beast. Intrigued by his mysterious savior, the tables quickly turn, when in the heat of a dark desert night, he rescues her from a barbaric Alpha. Dimitri is inexplicably drawn to the alluring woman, and the discovery that she’s his mate rouses his hunger to claim her as his own.
Gillian Michel, a New York City photographer, conceals a secret hybrid past and mystical abilities. An entire lifetime, she’s deliberately avoided wolves, but a seductive encounter with an irresistible beta leaves her craving his touch, his lips on hers. Passion ignites her desire, leaving her yearning to submit to the powerful wolf who tests her sexual limits.
Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Dimitri and Gillian seek a cure to the parasite maligning his mighty beast. Still on the run from a malevolent force, they lure their enemy into the bayou. Will Gillian sacrifice her gifts to save the man she loves, destroying her own immortality? And will Dimitri eradicate the evil that has invaded his soul while protecting his mate from an adversary who threatens to kill them both?
Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes and is intended for adult readers only.
Cover Artist: Cora Graphics
Formatter: Polgarus Studio
Cover Model: Stuart Reardon
September 30, 2014
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Kym Grosso is the author of the bestselling and award-winning erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism and is a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.
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Turn Towards The Sun (Sunflower Trilogy book 1) by Jennifer Domenico @jendomenico #Review @GCReading


This book is the first in a trilogy. It contains adult language and content. Ava Bradshaw is on a plane going to Arizona. She is leaving her old Colorado life behind to pursue a new beginning. On the plane she encounters someone sort of snarky, Enzo. She has no idea who he is, but it turns out he is the George Clooney of Arizona and the architectural world. Being Ava is stuck in first class sitting next to this handsome man, torture right? My heart was bleeding for her

When she was upgraded to first class she thought maybe things were on the way up but no! Things go wrong. Her apartment is rented but she has no belongings. The movers will be delayed 3 days. Tjings happen when Ava is invited to stay at Girasole with Enzo. It turns out he is the owner. She is aloof to his charms and reminds herself that she made a personal promise NO sex for one year.

The author creates a wonderful romance between these two people. There is a lot of angst here and so much steam. I am in love with this author’s style and penchant for creating a family with the Milano’s. one of many children, Enzo is surrounded by brothers and sisters who all have successful careers in many different creative ways. My fave was Franchesca aka Checca. She is the designer of Girasole and she is perfect. I really want more of the family.


What she didn’t plan on was meeting the intense Italian family, his giving heart, or falling in love. Enzo Milano a dream man, no?



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Jennifer Domenico started writing as a five-year old child in the back of her mother’s bible in church. It was a way to keep the fidgety child quiet but even then she took simple stories and twisted them into even more imaginative tales. As she grew, the stories grew with her and she filled notebook after notebook with her musings. As an adult, she knew she wanted to be a writer but she lacked the attention span and inspiration required to produce a full length story. Eventually she put away her notebooks and turned her attention to the business world where she toiled away for many years. She stopped reading fiction, stopped entertaining her outlandish imagination, and stopped dreaming of being a writer. Until one day, many months ago she went to sleep and a beautiful love story played out in her dreams. When she awoke she felt compelled to write it down. And she wrote and she wrote, for days and days she wrote. The result is part one of Enzo and Ava’s story. Turn Towards the Sun is her first, but certainly not her last, novel. Ms. Domenico lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her very Italian husband, a dog that adores her, two cats that tolerate her, and wicked sweet tooth. She is currently working on part two in the series.


Victory RUN 2 (The Story of Victory Payne) by Devon Hartford @DevonHartford #Review

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Holy …I love Victory! I want her to make Kellan happy but Julian just intrigues me so much. It not romance it’s a rocker`s book LOL Well well I learned a lot in this book. DONT call he VIC for the love of all that is holy her name is Victory! This moves on with Victory and Kellan. There is a lot to love about this character’s perseverance. When I say anything that can happen to her in a bad way does, I mean it. I was so happy for her and then bam another major twist. It was almost painful to read it at times. 

Another love of the book was how serious Kellan and Victory were about their art forms. They both simply live to share their music. It was such an accomplishment to be asked to perform at a huge event and I was stressed just reading it. When the contest comes up and maybe Victory and/or Kellan can win a major cash prize I was so screaming win win win.

Yes I have another love of this series. When bad things happen, and they do, the author lightens things up with talks of tantric sex. When Victory goes to stay with her bosses and goes through their nightly routine I can almost pee my pants laughing at their dialogue. BRAVO  


Lastly for my loves was the character of Julian. Here is a record label and marketing executive that Im thinking way too much about. When I love to hate a person I think the writer is behind an awesome plot. This was no exception. Julian had me going big time. Im actually stilll left guessing if I love, like or hate him.

Let’s just say this was a fab book. For me and all the ladies out there ROCK on and write more Devon we love u 


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Georgia Girl (A Southern Series Book 2) by Angela March @AngelaMarch3 #Review

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Virginia Costello’s story continues. Well the first chapter had me. Virginia is trying to acclimate to being home. She arrives home a little drunk and happy in the rain. There is someone on her porch in the shadows, OMG Im scared. She is not on her game cause of the rain and the Jack Daniels, wait no her new drink is Mandarin Absolute with Sprite!absolut mandarin

Now the shadow guess who??



guess again…who????

Boone  YES he is tired from driving almost 12 hours to get to her. He didnt know her exact address so he used him memories of the places she talked about and loved to figure it out.

HOLY F wrap him up in a large aqua box with a ribbon and the silver Tiffany letters on it and send his ass to me!

BIG things happen here. When I say big I mean BIG, Jasper is with Ian next door. The perfect couple, right, YES. You know what I love about Jasper? Everything! He is closed mouthed. When Virginia is struggling with Liezel and still wondering what bee got into her bonnet, Jasper doesnt say a word. Jasper lets her figure it out for herself,. I loved how the author does that. While normally I would get mad, here I was happy. He didnt burst her bubble with the gossip and lies, he let her figure it out so he is coming clean too.

The Eli saga continues. The Liezel saga continues and we get the answers. In order of the most surprising reveal my list is as follows:




The Jasper & Ian truth

Agatha and Harry

and lastly Eli, the person I want to drop off the face of Antarctica into an iceberg and get eaten by a penguin…ELI chomp chomp



Angela March has accomplished another “Life Goal” of writing a book series. Angela has always loved any and everything creative. She has taken all the aspects of the stories she likes to read, compiling them into her writing style. Add her own personal life experiences along with a dash of humor. Her *A Southern Series* (3 book series) were written loosely based off her life experiences thus far. Angela’s life motto is… You have one shot at life.. When my time is up I want to slide into home saying what a ride… what a wild ride.

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