Wednesday, August 31, 2016

My review of Second Shield II by Stacy Eaton

This is the second book in the Second Shield Series and book one has to be read first!! This review will have information pertinent to the review of the second book so if you have not read book one first stop and go read it - it's great!

Sergeant MacKenize  McAllister is trying to go on with life while she waits for her boyfriend, Andrew Cooper to return from California. Unfortunately Mac finds out some news that she has to tell Drew but when he tells her that he has to focus on his ill ex-girlfriend, who is mother to his kids, and needs space Mac doesn't tell him as she thinks it is over for the two.

Jumping in to help Mac is Drew's friend Chris Carley who stands by Mac every step of the way and the two get closer. As Mac and Chris begin investigating a serial killer they face the threat of the killer getting bolder. When Drew returns he must face everything that was kept from him and know he may have lost Mac for good. But when Drew begins to figure out more about the serial killer he realizes he may have cost Mac her safety.

This book was an amazing conclusion to the first one!! I remember messaging the author after the first book asking when this one was coming and she did not disappoint at all!

I was definitely on the edge of my seat with all the relationship drama and all the serial killer activities.

I felt so bad for Mac when she tried telling Drew what was going on and then he brushed her off and then never talked to her again for months. I couldn't blame her at all for her actions as I would have done the same! I was sad with the tension that it put on her relationship with Jose but I could understand both sides.

I was so mad at Drew for much of the book and I was impressed at how Chris stepped in. It was obvious how he felt but he still did such a great job at not pressuring her a lot, although you knew what he wanted!

The serial killer was so unique and I really liked how it went!

Another great job by this author!

5 Stars


by Stacy Eaton

My review of Anti Stepbrother by Tijan

Summer Stoltz has always had a crush on Kevin Matthews while in high school but then he becomes her step-brother and she's not sure how she feels. Then one night everything changes and then he is gone. As Summer follows him to the college he is attending she soon realizes how much life has changed and she's soon not sure where she fits in as Kevin has quite the reputation on campus.

Then Summer meets Caden Banks who seems to be opposite of Kevin and definitely pushes all of her buttons. As she spends more time with Caden she is torn between her feelings for both Kevin and Caden and where her loyalties lie.

Will Summer figure it out before she loses both?

I really enjoyed this book as I honestly never knew what was going to happen with Summer and the guys. It kept me in lots of suspense and there were many twists and turns along the way.

I really liked Summer's character as she was torn between how she thought she felt and how she really did. She had a crush on Kevin for so many years and it was hard for her to move on from her feelings.

I enjoyed Caden although at times I had no idea what he was doing or why he was making the decisions that he did. I liked how he wasn't impacted by peer pressure and did what he thought was the right thing to do, except when dealing with some of the fraternity stuff which drive me crazy.

I was never really sure where Kevin was at and which side of him you were getting. I loved how you realized how much he was really going through but that he kept inside away from others. I felt bad for him as he was hurting so much and no one knew.

There were also so many outside factors that impacted all of the relationships in the book and it was interesting to see how everything went and how all the friendships were impacted by the decisions made by some.

Anti Stepbrother by Tijan



Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.
He was also to-die-for gorgeous,
and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

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He told me to 'settle, girl.'
He asked if 'something was wrong with me?'
He said I was an ‘easy target.’
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what would happen if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

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He wasn’t looking at me any more. I wasn’t even sure he was really in the room.
I needed to leave this alone. He had given me the clues—looking away, his jaw clenching, pain like I’d never heard from him sounding loud and clear. My instincts were telling me to shut up, but I couldn’t. I had this burning need to know more about Caden. I needed to get in there, past his walls, and I wanted to understand him.
I wanted to help him.
Caden was hurting, and I wanted to take that away.
“What happened?”
Caden turned his gaze to me now, and I felt branded by the pain I saw. His eyes were stricken. “Does it matter?”
“No.” My breath caught and held in my chest. I wanted to go to him, but I also wanted to slink away. I was stirring up his pain, but I had to know. “What happened, Caden?”
“Why do you have to know?”
“Because it’s hurting you.”
I made a decision, though I had no idea what the ramifications were going to be. I stood, my legs going numb and my stomach clenching, and I moved to his side. He leaned back, his head falling to the couch, and he watched me.
The need to ease some of his hurt outweighed the fear of what would happen next. Swallowing tightly, I stepped over to straddle him and sat down.
“What are you doing?”
He asked that softly, still holding his beer. I took it from his hands and put it on the stand next to the couch. Then I just sat there. He had to do the rest. I’d already made the first move.
I glanced down at his hands, feeling like an idiot. “What happened?”
“Why are you pushing this?”
I looked back up to find confusion warring with need in his eyes. He wasn’t pushing me away, so I sank further into his lap.
“You haven’t told anyone else about this.” It wasn’t really a question, but I saw the confirmation in his eyes. My chest tightened, thinking about whatever secret he held. “Please tell me.”
“No.” He shifted forward, and I braced myself, expecting him to push me away. He didn’t. His hands grasped the backs of my legs and lifted me so I was more fully on his lap.
I could feel him between my legs, and my breasts almost pressed against his chest. I waited. I wanted to see what else he’d say
“But not because I don’t want you to know,” he added. “Because it’s not my secret to tell.”
I nodded, my stomach doing somersaults now. “That makes sense. I can respect that.”
And there we were. His hands cupped my ass, and the pain in his gaze became something darker, something I felt too, something that began to turn off all rational thought.
“What are we doing here?” he questioned, his voice like a caress in itself.
I leaned forward, my gaze lingering on his lips. “I didn’t really think it through.”
“And now?”
“Still not thinking it through.”
“You’re okay with that?”
In that moment, the truth exploded in me. I wanted him. I wanted this—but it was more. I needed this.
I didn’t answer.
I closed the distance between us.

Author Information
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I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Dirty Talk by S.L. Scott

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My review of No Such Thing As Can't by Melissa Kendall

Madeline Majors is desperate for a child and is willing to go to any length to get one. She has turned to Madame Evangeline for help and she sends her to Castle, Alaska for a one-night stand where hopefully her baby dreams will come true.

Garth Summers is an alpha of a pack in Alaska who needs to have an heir in the next 6 weeks before he turns 50 or he must give up his position as leader of the pack. Running out of time he turns to Madame Eve for assistance.

Will sparks fly between Madeline and Garth or will the secrets that Garth is keeping tear them apart and prevent the two from having a chance at a baby?

I enjoyed this book and it was a super quick read! I found the book fun and it was all about the right timing and a bit of fate!

I can completely understand Madeline's want for a baby and feeling like there was nowhere left to turn except Madame Evangeline.

I found it somewhat surprising that Garth never found anyone but his wolf needed someone specific for an heir!

Looking forward to seeing where this series goes!

3.5 Stars

NO SUCH THING AS CAN'T by Melissa Kendall

Castle Wolves Series Book 1

by Melissa Kendall

Saturday, August 27, 2016

My review of The Missing Mah Jongg Player by Iris Wynne

Steve Wade is a former cop who has now opened a Private Investigator business. When he is approached by 5 women who are worried about one of their players, Marilou Dickson who has gone missing after meeting a date online.

As Steve takes the case he is assisted by the women who want their friend found. In order to go on with the case Steve needs to clear the air on his own past and fix broken relationships, as do the women around him.

With a list of suspects will Steve be able to find the right guy in time before they strike again?

For me this story was okay as I felt there was so many characters and so much happening that it almost took away from the story as I was having trouble getting into the book and staying attentive.

I liked Steve and how he really tried to find out the truth, especially when he found inconsistencies. The ladies you got to know the most were Harriet Reitapple and Sarah Bennett and they played an important role in Steve's life and business. Candy Kane was an interesting character and I'm not sure what will happen with them in the future.

I wasn't expecting the end but when it happened I wasn't surprised.

3 Stars


by Iris Wynne

Friday, August 26, 2016

My review of Fate Forgotten by J.L. Sheppard

Jacob is a Guardian and a demon who has had life turned upside down when his sister and her husband are killed and he is named as the person in charge of raising their daughter, Annie. He has no idea how to be parent yet he is helped by his friends and knows how much he loves Annie.

Val is a witch and is dating a warlock named Glen when her coven is attacked by the Malum Immortalis and she is taken in by the group that Jacob belongs to. As soon as Jacob meets Val he realizes that she is destined to be his mate but she believes otherwise.

Will Val and Jacob realize that they are meant to be or will other factors, such as Annie and Glen come between the two of them?

I really enjoyed this book and found it super interesting with the different paranormal characters.  This was the first book that I read in the series and I definitely want to read book one although I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything.

I really liked Jacob right from the beginning as he was faced with something he didn't know how to deal with - his mate and therefore he had no clue on how to act which I found interesting. He wasn't all alpha male which was great yet at certain times he was which showed how conflicted he was and confused.

Val was attracted to Jacob yet she really held herself back from him. I really enjoyed how things came together for her and was glad that she was there for Annie.

Great book and looking forward to what is next from the author.

4 Stars


by J.L. Sheppard

Stepdaddy Savage by Charleigh Rose

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Stepdaddy Savage is a smutty Taboo novella featuring an over-the-top alpha. Read at your own risk.

You do not say no to Graham Savage, because Graham Savage doesn’t ask. Just like his name suggests, he takes, and right now, he believes I’m his.
He is a cold, calculated, ruthless, formidable Irish mobster, and... my step-dad.

Regardless of the fact that it's nothing more than a business transaction, he's technically married to my mom. Even still, I find myself scared to be caught, yet even more terrified of being cut loose.

They say love is like a butterfly…well, we are about to prove to the world that it’s also like a punch in the face. Sometimes inevitable…and always painful.

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Care to explain what the fuck you’re doing in my club?” He leans on his desk, looking casual yet somehow frightening. His eyes, green like lime, shine with a hint of danger in them, and his lips purse.
“I wanted to…I dunno, to unwind. Have some fun.” I shrug, looking down.
“Be specific,” he orders.
“I wanted to drink and dance,” I admit through gritted teeth, feeling myself blushing again and hating myself for it. “And Jersey is small and I didn’t want to bump into my usual high school crowd. All the seniors are going to stupid house parties, which I don’t like. I knew I could probably sneak into this place because it’s so…” Full of underage bimbos, I’m tempted to add, but I don’t. “It’s New York,” I heave a sigh, shrugging with one shoulder.
“I knew we’d eventually get in somewhere.”
“Drink and dance?” he repeats coldly.
I doubt Graham has ever danced. I know he drinks but he seems to be too icy and calculated to do something as fun as dancing. I offer a little nod, feeling a tad less scared but a lot more intrigued. He turns to the wall behind his desk. There are long shelves full of expensive liquor behind his desk. They cover up the whole goddamn wall, to be exact. With his hands knotted behind his back, he examines the liquor like it’s the most fascinating thing in the world before plucking one full bottle of scotch. He takes out four shot glasses from the drawer in his desk and places them in a straight line. After which he unscrews the cap and pours the alcohol into all of them with the skill of a bartender.
I flinch. Is he going to get drunk in front of me just to show me that he can and I can’t? What a douche.
A hot douche, my brain corrects, quite unnecessarily.
He is my step-dad. I shouldn’t even think about it.
“What song did you say was playing? The one I should have my DJ fired for?”
Oh, shit. He is definitely smirking. And hot damn, he has a dimple. Just the one, on his left cheek. He is so perfectly imperfect. This is not looking good for me. I’ve lived with this man for three years and I’ve only just noticed that he has one dimple. I love dimples, goddammit.
“My Boo by Ghost Town.” I swallow. I actually really like that song, but it’s so nineties.
Graham plops down on his executive chair and rolls himself toward the giant Apple screen. He taps his keyboard a few times before the familiar song starts blasting through his speakers. Then, he leans back on his chair and stares at me closely.
“What?” I ask, knowing that my eyes are wide and that I look, in all probability, like a deer caught in headlights.
“Dance. Drink.” He moves one of the full shot glasses across the desk and in my direction, some of the liquid spilling over the expensive oak. “That’s what you’re here for, no?”


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A secret duo of romance authors who teamed up for the sake of fun, sexy smut. Our philosophy:

1. Our heroes should always be so alpha, you won't be able to read them in public.

2. Heroines will always be sassy, strong and take zero sh*t from their men.

3. Taboo, dark, twisted, weird, bizarre and original. We won't give you what you've already seen a million times before.

4. The sex will be explicit, hot, smutty completely insane. Make sure your door is closed and you have a toy around when you read us.

We're dedicated to fulfilling your fantasies and to having fun with each other. We created this pen name so we can play around with our readers and each other (naughty naughty). Buckle up and join the ride!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

My review of Angels Fly by Donna Simonetta

Kelly Morrison is having trouble moving on from the death of her husband Michael two years ago. Yet her friends believe that it is time for her to find some happiness, as does the angel Uriel. Uriel enlists the help of his angels Zane and Kelly's deceased husband Michael to help her find happiness.

Michael is able to find a man named James Flynn from Kelly's past who he believes would be perfect for her. The problem is that there is a fallen angel named Mildred that will do whatever she can to prevent James and Kelly from obtaining any happiness.

I liked the book but I almost found that the angels themselves took a bit away from the story. I liked that Michael was trying to get the right guy for Kelly and think he did a great job. Yet Zane and Michael at times seemed to be on a bit of a wild goose chase with Mildred and you'd think if they were able to appear at certain times they wouldn't have some of the problems that they did.

I liked the characters of Kelly and James and enjoyed how they worked through their respective issues with moving on and into a serious relationship. Each of their respective friend groups were great and very supportive.

Tracy was quite the piece of work and I'm glad she got what she deserved!

3 Stars

Angels Fly by Donna Simonetta

by Donna Simonetta

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Ten years is a long time when you’re thirty-two. We’d seen our share of ups and downs, but I could honestly say, they were mostly up. That’s the thing about happiness though. It lulls you into a false sense of security.

Neither one of us ever thought we’d ever be touched by crippling loss or immeasurable grief. But not all stories have a happy ending, and I knew, better than anyone, that sometimes, one of you won’t make it till the end. One of you has to go first. And one of you will be left behind to pick up the pieces.

That one is me.

But starting over isn’t what I thought it would be. I need escape from the memories that plague me, remind me. So I went back to where it all began. To the town where I was born. To the place whose beauty could pierce my pain. Where I experienced my first kiss, where I fell in love, where a man was my earth. And I…

I was his sky.

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About the Author:

Julie is a southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably a romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin)and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).

She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she might be a singer/songwriter. The 'writer' part is that one that stuck.

Julie is obsessed with Pi...the equation and the food. She's allergic to cats, cantaloupe and hates mushrooms. So if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.

She currently lives with her romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.