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PRICK (A Step-Brother Romance) by Sabrina Paige: 5 Star Review & Teaser

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PRICK by Sabrina Paige
Synopsis
Caulter Sterling is a prick.

A filthy-mouthed, womanizing, crude, spoiled, arrogant prick.

The tattooed, pierced, panty-melting-hot son of a celebrity.

I hate him.

He’s slept his way through practically every girl at Brighton Academy.

Except for me.

I’m the good girl. The responsible girl. The 4.0, class president, studied-so-much-she-never-lost-the-big-V girl.

And in celebration of graduation and adulthood, I just made the worst decision in the history of ever.

I lost my V-card to the devil himself.

It was just one night. So what if it was mind-blowing? Hit it and quit it.

Except I just found out that my father – the Senator, the Presidential hopeful – is marrying Caulter’s mother. Oh, and this summer? We’re hitting the campaign trail.

One big happy family.

I’m totally f**ked.

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5 Star Review
Caulter Sterling is a prick and oh so yummy! I one-clicked this book and started immediately and here I am two hours later writing a review.

As we all know the whole Stepbrother craze is in full effect right now so I was a little apprehensive about reading this one. I figure they all must be the same but that synopsis drew me in and the cover is pretty nice too. I was thrilled to discover it’s not like the other stepbrother books I have read and I must say this one is my favorite by far.

Did I mention Caulter Sterling is yummy? Oh yes I did, but I loved his asshole attitude and filthy mouth. Katherine Harrison is a good girl, has to be since her Daddy is the senator but it’s not who she wants to be. When these two are together it’s hot, funny, and they bring out the best and the worst in each other.

I really, really loved this book. The story flows at just the right pace and I couldn’t get enough. Definitely recommend.

About the Author
Sabrina Paige writes about smart, sexy women and the hot alpha males who love them. Outlaw bikers, cowboys, and military men make her swoon. She has found her own happily ever after with her active duty military husband and adorable toddler.

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NEW COVER REVEAL: The Final Note by Helen J. Barnes

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The Final Note by Helen J. Barnes
99 Cents
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00OT2RSZ0
 US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OT2RSZ0
Synopsis
Dayton Scott loves three things in life. Mixing music. Producing music. The club scene. He embraces the DJ lifestyle, well, except for the meaningless sex and fast women.
Alannah Matthews hasn’t got time for men. She is on the verge of qualifying as a legal secretary and, frankly, she has had enough of men talking to her chest.
Their paths cross at a house party and they whip each other into a spin. They fall deep, hard and fast. But not everyone is happy. Enter, Regina Escarra. She runs Manchester’s hottest nightclub for her father, Dayton’s boss. She has wanted Dayton for a long time and has the contacts to make or break his career.
A once in a lifetime opportunity arises for Dayton and he wants Alannah by his side. But can she leave all she loves? Will Regina finally get her wish? Can Dayton make his mark on the music industry? It all comes down to – The Final Note.

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My 5 Star Review
This is my first read that has an extremely hot, swoonworthy DJ and I loved it!

Dayton Scott, that name just sounds sexy and he very much lives up to it. He works at his uncle’s roofing firm but his passion is mixing music. He is the biggest DJ at Manchester’s hottest nightclub. Women throw themselves at him hoping to get just a piece of him but he never takes the bait. When he meets Alannah Matthews everything changes.

Alannah Matthews is not looking for a man at the moment. She is focused on finishing up school to be a legal secretary. A night out with her friends she meets Dayton, she is instantly taken by him. She finds him to be charming,funny,and downright sexy.

As Dayton and Alannah spend more time together it doesn’t take long before the two fall for each other. Dayton shows Alannah his world and she then understands just how amazing of a DJ he is. Just when everything couldn’t be more perfect for the couple Regina Escarra, a friend and co-worker of Dayton wants to have Dayton all for herself. Will Regina get her way and push Alannah and Dayton apart?

I was wrapped up in this book from the start. There is plenty of romance and suspense. Dayton is just perfect guy, even though he is very attractive he isn’t arrogant at all. Regina is ugh, hated her with a passion. I laughed and cried through certain parts of this book. One-click you don’t want to miss out on Dayton Scott. *Sigh*

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BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Carnal Persuasion by K.T. Fisher & Ava Manello

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Book: Carnal Persuasion
Series: Severed MC #4
Author: KT Fisher & Ava Manello
Genre: MC
Cover Design: Margreet Asselbergs
Cover Model: Asher Collins
Cover Photographer: Richard Hunter of RIHUPHOTO
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Synopsis

The fourth installment in the Severed MC series finds Cowboy wrestling with his demons. Can he go on, or is he too broken after everything he’s endured?

Meanwhile the citizens of Severed are caught up in a war, and it’s down to Severed MC to try and save them.

This book is going to blow your mind.

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Review: 5 Stars

The Severed MC series has been my favorite MC series from the beginning. I loved Carnal Persuasion just as much as the other books but it is a little different. Why do I say this? The other books are action-packed while this one has some action also it is no where near the amount we get in the others. With that being said I still loved Cowboy’s story.

Cowboy is broken, he feels like he isn’t good enough and never will be. I would say Cowboy is the most sensitive MC from this series yet, don’t get me wrong he still is a hard and scary as a biker. That sensitive side of him really made me fall hard for this broken biker.

Cowboy and Lucy are close but very complicated. Can they both overcome their own issues and differences and have a future together?

I think K.T. Fisher & Ava Manello make one hell of a team. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. As with the other Severed MC books you get several different POVs from many of the main characters. I really enjoy getting pieces of the other characters lives. The cover for Carnal Persuasion is my favorite (Very HOT) and I must say I think Cowboy may be my favorite biker. (I have a thing for hot damaged men) I can’t wait until the next one.

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Prologue

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It’s dark when I let myself into Emma’s apartment. Even if everything has gone to plan, I know it will be tomorrow before she gets back.

I shouldn’t have let her embark on this crazy scheme of hers on her own. But, she was so determined; nothing and no one could sway her from her path.

I sink into her sofa, guilt eating away at me.

I’m carrying a shit load of guilt around with me these days. Guilt that I’ve let Emma go in search of a madman, guilt that I didn’t rush into that cabin in time, guilt that I sat there in the shop whilst Danni died just feet away, guilt for not getting to Cassie quickly enough and even more guilt that in my stupid ignorance I hadn’t realized she was still alive when I got there.

There’s so much guilt it feels like a fucking cancer, destroying me from the inside out.

I sit there in the darkness, alone. I feel so fucking alone all the time now, even when I’m in a crowd of people. Emma’s spent the last three months focused on revenge. It’s the only thing that’s kept her going. It was the reason she needed to get out of bed in the morning. I don’t have a focus and I sure as shit don’t have a reason for getting out of bed anymore.

This is a dangerous time of night. The time between midnight and dawn. It’s the time where I let the dark thoughts take over. Would anyone miss me if I were gone? I really don’t think they would. I think they’d be better off if I wasn’t here. I’m just a dead weight now.

I’ve lost weight. My jeans and shirt hang from my hollow frame. I have no interest in eating. I’ve
been keeping my own company most of the time. Not that anyone’s really noticed; they’re all so busy living their own lives, as they should.

The last three months, hell, the last six months, have been the scariest that most of us have lived through. We’ve been hunted, betrayed and picked off, one by one. I’m such a selfish prick I didn’t notice when my best friend was falling apart and turning into a rat. How could I not see the hell that he was going through? Perhaps though, he just learned to hide it well. A skill I’ve come to master myself of late.

I try to think of anyone who’d be better off with me in their life and I’m sad to say that I can’t. Sure, a few people would shed tears if I wasn’t around anymore, but they’d soon pick up and move on with their lives. Angel has Eve and Elizabeth. Prez has Teresa and they’re expecting a baby. Emma’s going to move on with her own life once tonight’s over. Come tomorrow, she won’t need me anymore.

I understand now what I have to do. It’s like a fog has lifted, revealing the clear path lying ahead of me.

I turn the polished metal in my hands. Such a small thing, yet it can destroy so many lives. Tonight though I’m going to use it to make other people’s lives better. That’s got to be a good thing. Right?

I place the barrel of the gun in my mouth, closing my lips around it. Am I supposed to say a prayer now? Make a peace with my God?

The problem is I no longer have faith. How can you watch so many people you love die and still have faith in a religion?

It’s selfish of me to do this here. It’s not fair on Emma. She’s tough though. She’ll handle it. She’ll get over it.
Spinning the barrel, I leave the decision to fate. Bracing myself, I pull the trigger. The click of the gun masking the soft click of the door opening.

Russian fucking roulette. The pull of the trigger is the only noise the gun makes. Fate has decided. She’s not done with me yet.

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Other books in this series:

Severed Angel (Severed MC#1)
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Amazon USA – http://amzn.to/1ujQolx
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/severed-angel-severed-mc-1/id847381861?mt=11
Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/severed-angel

Barnes & Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/severed-angel-kt-fisher/1119056772?ean=2940149572090

Carnal Desire (Severed MC#2)
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1xOLXfy
Amazon USA – http://amzn.to/1tvRybQ
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/carnal-desire/id882768251?mt=11
Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/carnal-desire
Barnes & Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/carnal-desire-ava-manello/1119618366?ean=9781498958080

Severed Justice (Severed MC#3)
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1rNBxbH
Amazon USA – http://amzn.to/1vA1sWC
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/severed-justice/id911511303?mt=11
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Barnes & Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/severed-justice-ava-manello/1120184641?ean=2940046252361

About the Authors

KT Fisher

I love reading, it’s my favourite hobby. I’ve always had ideas for my own books packed into my head so I thought I would write them out for people to enjoy.

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7204202.K_T_Fisher – Goodreads

Ava Manello

Passionate reader, blogger, publisher, and author. I love nothing more than helping other Indie authors publish their books be that reviewing, beta reading, formatting or proofreading,

I love erotic suspense that’s well written and engages the reader, and I love promoting the heck out of it over on my book blog.

I’m a mother, but most of all I’m me!

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BLOG TOUR: chasing Reese. by Imy Santiago

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chasing Reese.

(a SAFELIGHT novel vol. 1)

by Imy Santiago

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Imy Santiago is currently on tour with her latest release, chasing Reese. She stops by today to share it with you all.

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About chasing Reese:

Everything in life is not permanent but it was perfect. Catalina Pardo had a career in journalism most people could only dream of, a hot, sexy fiancé to call her own and a brilliant future ahead of her. When tragedy struck, the life she once knew fell apart. Four years later, traumatized by the events that ultimately changed her existence, Catalina sets herself on a punishing work schedule,
preventing herself from facing the demons of her grief-stricken past. Emotionally shut down, she’s alive but not living because everyone she ever loved leaves her.

Fate intervenes in Catalina’s life in the form of a last minute assignment to a snowy mountain lodge in Whistler, B.C. Sent there to cover the life of the infamous Jackson Reese; an Olympic Snowboarding Champion, she is faced with many challenges bringing to surface the raw emotions of her past. Compelled to work alongside Stryder Martynus, an award winning photographer brought in to document the Reese press tour, tensions and denial run high forcing Catalina to accept the past and face the present with zero regrets.

*Adult Contemporary Romance – Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen (18+).

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Excerpt:

I grab Catalina by her shoulders and push her against the door of our shared suite, my arms pinning her in place. My heart is racing a mile a minute with my sudden display of aggression. Catalina gasps loudly when I bring my mouth to the soft, silken skin of her neck. I kiss her gently, feeling her pulse throbbing against my lips.

“Don’t make fun of me, Pardo. It’s not nice,” I whisper, my nose trailing up this delectable territory of hers. I inhale her delicious scent without shame or regard. “God, you smell like candy.”

Gently removing my lips from her delicate skin I raise my head, my eyes beseeching hers. Removing one hand from the wall, I allow it to caress the skin of her jaw, my thumb tracing circles on the low of her cheek.

Catalina’s shuddered breaths fuel me further. I move in closer and feel the rising and falling of her chest with each breath she takes. Ripples of desire roll through me, my cock twitching in my pants. She looks at me, drunk with lust, and that gives me all the reassurance I need. I would never pull this stunt on just any woman because it’s the quickest way to get kicked in the balls. But my need for Catalina goes beyond all reason.

Inching closer, my nose collides with hers. Her whole body tenses, and a low moan escapes from her throat. When Catalina closes her eyes, I let out a long-drawn breath.

“You’re unraveling me, Catalina.”

Catalina nods and lets out a sigh, her breath caressing my lips. She replies softly, “And you’re breaking me.” ©2014 Imy Santiago – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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Praise for the Book

“Ever read a book that you did not want to stop reading? One that, you wanted to finish because you needed to know what happens but wanted to slow down and savor because you didn’t want it to end? Chasing Reese was that story for me. Imy Santiago’s debut book touched me deeply. The author has such a way with words, I actually couldn’t believe it was her debut book.” -Danita Morales, Nerdy Chic

“I’m speechless. I have no words to describe the awesomeness that is this book! The characters will become your friends and together you get to learn their weaknesses and their strengths. Together they are the 3 amigos but what happens at the end will leave you wanting the next book. I need to read this book again i miss them already.” -Caryn Watson, Watz Books and Teasers

“OMG, I loved this story. When I started reading it, it starts with an emotional scene that had me little teary eyed. I started the story going OMG and I ended it going OMG. I can’t wait to read the next one: finding Reese.”Amazeball Book Addicts

“WOW!! I had no idea what to expect from this book. Holy hell debut novel!!! Imy blew me away! The emotions, the characters…damn I just loved it!! So many feels at the beginning of the book…I was smiling & in tears. Shattered hearts trying to piece themselves back together. Stryder…Jackson….Cat…loved them all. What a wonderful story and damn if Imy doesn’t leave you hanging wanting more!!! Can’t wait to read more from this awesome author!”Hooks & Books

“I was a very lucky woman to receive this book as an ARC before date of release. I shake my head in amazement. This is a debut novel? No way! The writing is descriptive and articulate. The sex scenes sizzle off the pages and almost fried my Kindle. Remember this author’s name. We shall be hearing a lot more about her! A star is born.” –Terri Lyndie, Amazon Best Selling Author of Unmasking The Knight

“chasing Reese. is heart wrenching, humorous, touching and emotional with great dialogue. Ms. Santiago has managed to create likeable, strong characters that all have flaws as humans do and is written from mulitple POVs. If it doesn’t happen straight away Imy Santiago, this book will eventually float to the top. Well done Ms. Santiago what a DEBUT. Almost everything was on point, so I know there is much more to come from you. After reading the special excerpt for the sequel can’t wait for ‘finding Reese.” -K.L. Shandwick, author of Gibson’s Legacy

My Review

Right from the beginning this book just rips your heart out, even without really knowing the characters yet. It’s just one of those scenes that will bring tears to your eyes.

chasing Reese is an amazing debut novel. The book is descriptive, but not in the sense that it is too much. As I read I could picture everything perfectly in my mind. The writing just flows beautifully and you will not want to put it down. As far as female characters go Catalina was sweet and sassy, I liked her a lot.  The only thing I really struggled with while reading was who I liked better, Stryder or Jackson but after finishing I’ve decided I love them both equally. The guys are polar opposites, Stryder is fun, serious and sweet, while Jackson is wild and spontaneous. These two flip Catalina’s world upside down in the best possible way.

There was a few places in the book that I thought could possibly go another way but it didn’t and I’m glad. The ending…oh man I didn’t see that coming and I’m in desperate need of knowing what happens next. Even though I consider this a sweet read there is plenty of spice as well.

One of my favorite quotes from the book…”You smell amazing, Catalina. I fantasize exploring your wetness with my tongue, tasting, sucking, flicking, and fucking it, taking you over the edge and then some. And when I’ve had my fill of your wetness…that will be my ultimate reward.”

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About Imy Santiago

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I love to read stories about loss, heartache and redemption so it didn’t shock me when I ended up writing stories of my own revolving around those themes. I write with my heart, using my life experiences and emotions to dictate the tone and path in which my fictional characters embark. I believe in the power of friendship and to always have hope because life is always full of pleasant surprises. If you were to ask me if I consider myself an author, I would tell you no, I am not. I’m just a girl who loves to write a good story that makes you consider life choices and the darkness that envelopes a broken heart. My stories are about loss, friendship, hope and love.

I hope to continue writing more books in the not so distant future. It could be said that writing keeps me sane and brings a smile to my face. When I’m not writing Adult Contemporary Romance novels, I’m enjoying a quiet life with my family on Long Island New York.

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BLOG TOUR & ARC REVIEW: Conflicted by M.M. Koenig

Title: Conflicted (Secrets and Lies, #1)
Author: M. M. Koenig
Genre: New Adult, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 19, 2013
Synopsis:
Mia Ryan was on the path to make all her dreams come true. Her life was everything she wanted it to be; until one fateful night changed everything – leaving her broken and without direction. Nearly a year later, she still has little faith in anyone or anything. Desperate to reclaim her life’s ambition, she takes an unexpected offer that promises to solve all her problems. But as Mia moves forward, she’s faced with obstacles she couldn’t have foreseen. The biggest of them lies within the mystery of Ethan Fitzgerald; a man who affects her like no other, but who she should avoid pursuing, at all costs.
On a mission himself, Ethan Fitzgerald didn’t care who he pissed off on his road
to fulfill his mother’s dying wish. He relied on himself, and was closed off to the world around him – until Mia Ryan walked through his door. Normally one to avoid messy emotions, Ethan’s world is turned upside down by Mia, and he can’t seem to get enough of her.
There are lines you can cross that will change the course of your life forever …
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Mia Ryan has been hurt in the past. It wasn’t your typical break up, her ex broke not only her heart but her life as well. It left her broken and lost. Her best friends and random men have been the only thing to keep her sane since that night almost a year ago.

One phone call gives Mia the determination she needs to get her life back but at what cost?

With her life heading in what she believes is the right direction she comes face to face with Ethan Fitzgerald. He is unlike any man she has come in contact with. It’s not just his looks that draw her in but his whole demeanor. Feelings that are foreign to Mia start to surface. This leaves her doubting that she made the correct choice, which has lead her to this beautiful man.

Mia must make a choice. Every decisions she makes may effect someone in one way or another.

When someone unexpected comes back into her life things get a little more complicated.

There is secrets, lies, and plenty of steaminess. I kept waiting on something major to happen, yes there was some drama but nothing huge. I have a feeling that book two will be exploding with drama with the way Conflicted ended and I’m looking forward to it. I’m hoping all my unanswered questions will be taken care of as well. Ethan is capital YUM. He is dominant, protective, sweet, and cocky. Perfect book boyfriend material. Overall I really enjoyed this book.

 
Excerpt:
 
“Mr. Fitzgerald?” I asked tentatively.
The man nodded and pointed to the seat in front of him. He didn’t seem like he wanted to be giving this interview and did not hide it. I scurried from the door to sit down.
“Ms. Ryan, I presume,” he said, keeping his head down.
He was definitely on the agitated side. His deep voice was terse.
“Yes, Mia Ryan. Thank you for your time today.”
When he looked up, it stunned me. His eyes ran along my body causing his expression to change somewhat. His scowl gradually transformed to a timid smile. His eyes didn’t leave mine as his brows wrinkled as if he was trying to piece something together. I didn’t have much brain space to think about what was going through his mind. I was too busy attempting to contain my own
impure thoughts. My body reacted in ways that I’d never experienced on the first encounter with someone. It flamed to attention as I soaked him in. Heat rushed to my cheeks while my heart started hammering loudly in my chest. I had never felt anything this strong. It was potent.
Sweet Baby Jesus! He is beyond gorgeous!
He gave God-like and beautiful a whole new definition. His appearance rendered me speechless. His detailed body alone would be enough to reduce artists and photographers to sobs as they prayed to the heavens for such an attractive creature to be amongst them. His prior irritation seemed to be gone as he sat up in his chair. Every inch of his body was within my eyesight to devour. He raked his eyes over me every so often before bringing them into my direct eye line to linger with an inquisitive stare. Tingling sensations trekked in waves throughout me. It made the draw to him more intense.
The things his appearance is doing to me right now should be illegal.
“We interview the best, and your resume is flawless, so it should be me thanking you for your time today,” he replied.
His voice was commanding. My stomach tied into one large knot. I imagined what he sounded like in bed. A fiery burn coursed between my legs. I hastily crossed them.
Get it together Mia!
His black hair was amazing. It was short but not too short. It was a messy style almost like he ran his hands through it a few times without putting too much effort into it.
The longer hair spiked up in all the right ways. I couldn’t stop staring at his face. His cheekbones were prominent with his ears and nose annoyingly perfect upon his sculpted face. He had to be at least six-foot-two, if not taller. His shoulders were broad but muscular. I was willing to bet if I unbuttoned his finely pressed dress shirt that a defined six-pack would be staring back at me with the delectable ‘V’ running deeper. It was like an unspoken message to run for the door now because this could only end in trouble. He had my body revved up. I had no doubt that he was the kind of guy that could teach a girl a thing or two in the bedroom.
Jesus, focus Mia!
I readjusted my eyes from the area that led to his pant line to his dark brown eyes. They begged you to keep staring at them so he could tell you all of life’s secrets. He had one of those faces that made you want to promise every possession you own just to have a chance at kissing his luscious lips. They were full and led into dimples on each side when he smiled. So far, I’d gotten him to do that a few times.
This interview has to go fast without any challenging questions because I’m not sure I can even spell my own name right
now.
Knowing I had to get my thoughts out of the gutter they currently wanted to hang out in, I straightened up and set my palms on his desk. It hit me that he paid me a compliment. Perhaps, I should say something in response instead of frothing at the mouth. “I’m honored for the consideration. It’s a great opportunity,” I murmured.
He tapped his fingers together. “Your resume indicated you were studying journalism. I can’t help but wonder why you would apply for a position with a finance company. It doesn’t seem like an industry you’d have interest in if you were serious with your studies.”
I gulped. “I took my studies in journalism very seriously. However, I’ve come to realize that to succeed it is important to have a wide range of knowledge and expertise.
Since I had such a narrow focus, I wanted to expand into other areas.”
“Why do you think that this position is the best fit for you?” he questioned.
His eyes burned into me, completely unreadable. My stomach fluttered at the intensity exuding from him. I prayed my heartbeat would slow down a little. It was beating so loud that it sounded like someone was
hammering a board right next to us.
“I believe it’s an opportunity to learn about this industry. It offers possibilities to learn skills that will benefit me in any business,” I responded.
He cocked his head to the side. His long fingers went to his chiseled chin where they lingered above his mouth. My body temperature went up several more degrees as I watched his fingers trace his lips. It took everything in my power not to let my body stray to his and replace his fingers with my tongue.
God — focus Mia!
 
 
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About the Author:
M. M. Koenig was born and raised in Minnesota. She now lives in the Twin Cities area with her loving dog Marley. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology.
 
M. M. Koenig enjoys being active and has a variety of interests that coincide with her passion for life. Always one to try new things, she has acquired a variety of skills. Her sarcastic nature and multitude of experiences tend to find their way into her novels.
 
When she has free time and isn’t writing, she spends as much time as she can with friends and family. To fuel her soul, she is constantly looking for new music, movies, and books to keep the writer’s block at bay.
 
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BLOG TOUR: A Brutal Betrayal by DC Renee

Title: A Brutal Betrayal 
Author: DC Renee
Genre: Contemporary 
Release Date: September 30, 2014
 

Synopsis:
Past. Everyone has one. It shapes the person they become. It determines the present. It even contributes to the future. And sometimes, people are thrown together in spite of it. 
 
It was no secret that Megan Verona was raped. It crippled her being, turning her from a vibrant young woman to someone who feared intimacy. After years of struggling, she decided to seek help with a therapist, Declan Connors, in hopes of being able to finally have a relationship. Declan wanted to help Megan; he wanted to help everyone who sought his aid, but she was different. She consumed his thoughts until he could no longer deny his feelings. He hadn’t expected to fall for her and fall hard, but he did. It was a wonder when she returned some of his sentiment. But, like everyone, Declan also has a past, one riddled with pain and anguish, one he hadn’t fully dealt with. 
 
If helping Megan brought out his own shadows, what did loving her do? How do both their pasts play a role in their future? Most importantly, can they conquer the past that threw them together?
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I really enjoyed this book. It is very well written and is almost impossible to put down.

Megan Verona was raped and years later is still struggling to overcome all the issues that one night caused her. She craves normalcy and is hoping that Declan Conners, her new therapist can get her to where she wants to be.

The first meeting with Megan, Declan immediately knows she is different than all his other patients. She is special and he doesn’t know why he can just feel it. Declan knows the perfect ways to get her to go out of her comfort zone and the more time they spend together the harder they fall. He will protect her and do whatever it takes for her to be truly happy. Declan isn’t perfect though, he also has a past that he struggles with from time to time. When these two are together it seems like there isn’t anything they couldn’t overcome.

There is a twist, and let me tell you it shocked the plum hell out of me. I seriously had my mouth hanging open and tears where streaming down my face. It’s that big of a turning point in this book. I knew I was not going to be able to put this book down until I had all the answers and even the end took me by surprise.

Overall it’s a really good read for those who don’t mind touchy subject matter and enjoy reading about characters that learn to overcome their struggles and fall in love hard.

 
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About me, huh? Hmmm, let’s see…some fun
facts: I’m in my late twenties, I’m married to a great guy who likes to drive
me crazy sometimes, but I love it and him, I am one of those people that when
asked to do something says “No…Yes” (yeah, I know, I’m stuck in the
90’s), I am a total nerd (like you couldn’t tell), I am a Trojan (Fight On!), I
work in health insurance (fun times-well, I actually work with my sis, so I
guess they technically are fun times), I am way too close to my fam and I feel
like I’m forgetting something, hmm…oh yeah, I LOVE to read and write!!!!
 
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BLOG TOUR*GIVEAWAY*ARC REVIEW: Backstage by A.M. Madden

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Title: Backstage

Series: Back-Up #4

Author: A.M. Madden

Release Date: October 27, 2014

Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Trey Taylor was loving life. Bass player to the world famous rock band Devil’s Lair, chicks falling to their knees at every turn, no one to be held accountable to for his actions…life rocked.

He had all he needed, food to sustain his body, sex to sustain his libido, rock to sustain his soul. For years he walked to the beat of his own drum, and made no excuses to anyone. Running and hiding can temporarily distract your fate, but it won’t derail it. Fate was coming for him, whether he liked it or not.

His past was gaining ground and threatening all the secrets he desperately tried to hide. His present was slowing him down, making him feel emotions he buried years ago. The two are about to collide. Will Trey survive the impact?

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My 5 Star Review
Meet Mr. Mysterious himself from Devil’s Lair. Trey Taylor was that one hot rocker from the Back-Up Series that had me intrigued, he seemed emotionless and complicated and you just knew there was a good reason for it.
The book begins with Trey as a teenager, before he evolved into the hard, bad boy we know. He had everything figured out, or so he thought. When his life turns into a nightmare he runs, he needs to escape from all the messed up things that has just ruined his life. All the things he is running from will haunt him, causing him to trust no one and feeling no emotions is the only way he can make it in the hell he lives in.
Fast forward ten years and his is with Devil’s Lair. It was a long hard road to get here, but the guys in the band grew on him. Even though none of them knows nothing about his real past they don’t question or judge him. They just took him right in. When the band is really starting to explode Tara, a journalist comes into his life and stirs up something in Trey thought he buried a long time ago.
When Trey’s past collides with the present it isn’t pretty. It’s heartbreaking and life altering for him. The Trey Taylor we came to know will never be the same.
After reading the first three books in the series Jack was always the main guy, but Trey was that other band member that I was always curious about. I never expected any of the things that Trey went through, yes I figured there was some type of heartbreak but damn that was some shit I couldn’t even imagine. My heart broke for him and the more I read about him the more I fell for this bad boy. When everything from his past has finally faded it will blow you away at the person he becomes, the real Trey Taylor. I don’t think you have to read the first books in the series in order to read this one but I still recommend reading them, they’re really good.

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About the Author

AM Madden

Amazon Best Selling Author ~ A.M. Madden’s debut series is The Back-Up Series Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, and Backstage are all available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In The Back-Up Series she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.

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