Oxygen Deprived (Kilgore Fire Series #3)by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Oxygen Deprived

Series: Kilgore Fire Series

Author: Lani Lynn Vale 

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: August 6, 2016

Cover Model: Gary Taylor

Photographer: Furious Fotog

No take-backs.

That was the motto that Drew lived by in all things, including his love life.

He’s a player, pure and simple.

He’s learned the hard way that women aren’t all hearts and flowers. Sometimes their sexy bodies and beautiful faces are just a pretty shield to hide the crazy, and he’s so freakin’ over crazy.

Been there, done that. He has the divorce papers to prove it.

Karma hits like a bitch.

Aspen needs a break. A long one that doesn’t include anything with a Y chromosome. Not even one as tempting as her new neighbor who just moved in across the street. Men are trouble with a capital freakin’ T, and she has the ankle monitor to prove it.

The last man she gave her heart to was a police officer. A man whose life was dedicated to protection, and he was supposed to protect her heart—not break it.

She decides right then and there that she’s done with being the better person.

Everything happens for a reason.

A rash decision—undoubtedly regrettable, undeniably unforgettable. In the heat of the moment, Aspen’s actions with a tire iron and her ex-boyfriend’s brand new SUV land him in the ER getting stitches and have her seeing the inside of a jail cell for the first time.

It’s just her luck that the whole town is there to witness the result of her poor decision, including her police officer brother and the neighbor that already made it more than clear she was more trouble than she was worth.

House arrest never looked so good. 

Hide your crazy.

Drew enjoyed the show, though. For the first time in a year, he’s thinking about his life, and how it would be a lot more enjoyable with a woman like Aspen at his side.

Maybe crazy isn’t so bad after all.

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By Melody’s Love 4 Books
Rating: 5 stars

Oxygen Deprived is definitely one of my favorites of Lani Lynn Vale’s books. I love that the couple is not perfect…they definitely have their flaws…and that’s what makes them great together. He’s a player, she’s a bit crazy, but in the end they round each other out in the best ways.

Drew is a SWAT medic, divorced dad with a crazy ex, an angry teen daughter and isn’t looking for anything serious with anyone. Aspen is a blogger on house arrest with an ankle monitor for beating up the truck of her cheating cop boyfriend…except, wait for it, she did it in front of the police station. You can’t help but laugh at the author’s ingeniousness. You might ask how these two ever got together. Well, for one, she’s stuck at home and ends up needing help doing things the monitor stops her from doing. Just an aside here, her brother, Downy is one of my very favorite characters from another series…I was not a fan of him in this book, but he did come around so i’ll think about forgiving him. Anyway, they become friends, then more, and next thing you know they can’t live without each other.

One thing, I have to mention: OMG, her blog. I don’t even know what to say. I laughed so hard at the products she had to test. And Drew helping her…I just knew they were going to need an intervention. Can you imagine being in that situation and needing EMS or any of the departments he works with? I think he would have had to move to a different state! LOL🙂

Oxygen Deprived is another great book by this author. It has all the awesome elements I’ve come to expect from reading her books. Congratulations Lani Lynn Vale. 5 stars!

I slammed my fingers down on the keyboard, insanely annoyed that I now had to tell how fun the product was, despite the fact that the person I’d had the fun with was a douche bag.


A knock sounded at my door and I turned to glare at it.


“Who is it?” I yelled.


“You know damn well who it is. It’s the same person that’s been knocking at your door for the last twelve hours,” Drew growled.


I shrugged.  


“Go away,” I ordered him.


I could hear him sigh through the door.


“In my eyes, the marriage Constance and I had was over,” he started.


I picked up the nearest thing to me, which happened to be a half finished water bottle, and then launched it at the door.


“Go away!”


He left, but not without one last parting comment.


“I still have a few things left in that box that I want to try on you. When you’re ready, let me know.”


I glared at the box he’d just spoken about, and went back to my review.

If you’re looking for a fun, awesome thing to do with your significant other, this is the thing for you. It offers many benefits; but most importantly, it gives you time with your significant other. And, might I add, it’s totally fucking worth it. I’ve used it three times in the last two days. It’s like he’s here.



On a side note, the vibrator is not very proficient. It offers about two hours of battery life before they need replaced.



Not that I used it for two hours or anything.




Oh, who am I kidding?



I would’ve used it longer if I hadn’t run out of batteries.


I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.




Chased by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders)by Melissa Foster-Review Tour

Title: Chased by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders)

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary/NA Romance

Release Date: August 17, 2016



Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don’t. When she’s awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America’s hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she’s beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft–but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he’s just another rocker with a great PR team.

Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker’s private world. He’s coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he’s not likely to change–until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more.

Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet–Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they’re trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames?

Rescued by Love (Jake)

Swept Into Love (Gage)

The RYDERS are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

Review by Melody’s Love 4 Books

Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads review link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1729285007

Out of the many Melissa Foster novels I’ve read, I was entranced by Chased by Love, the sizzling romance of Trish Ryder and Boone Stryker. It starts out with Trish confronting Boone on the set of the movie they are acting in. I could see the chemistry between them right away but Boone didn’t seem like the usual Melissa Foster hero. You have to take a closer look though. This man has got some demons chasing him that might make him act in ways that look destructive, but things are not always what they seem. I think although Trish didn’t like the behavior she saw on the surface, she was able to see the real man through all the smoke and mirrors.

The author does a fabulous job with the range of emotions in this book. Every time Boone spoke, I think I had tears in my eyes. And then Trish with the strength she put forth, it made me cheer her on because I knew she could reach him if she kept trying…although for a while I wasn’t sure he would let her in.

This is not a book you want to miss. There is so much packed into it. By the time I finished reading it, I felt like I had watched a blockbuster movie. I’m not sure why I connected with Boone and Trish in the way that I did, but I think most readers will do the same. I feel like Melissa Foster outdid her self in this novel. As usual, I’m looking forward to more. 5 stars!!

“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” – New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak



“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely



Unwilling to give him the upper hand, she flashed a haughty smirk and returned his assessment with a lecherous leer of her own, drinking in every inch of his athletic build, from his bulging biceps to the ripped abs evident beneath his clingy shirt, all the way to the formidable package at the juncture of his powerful thighs. She lingered there, brazenly licking her lips.

He leaned in close—so close she thought he might kiss her. And damn it to hell, she wanted him to. Lust and challenge pulsed between them, thick and alive like a third heart. 


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 


Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.



Pirates & Petticoats by Chloe Flowers-Blog Tour

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Pirates & Petticoats Series Boxset

by Chloe Flowers
Pirates & Petticoats #1-3
Publication Date: July 2016
Genres: Adult, Historical Romance, Action Adventure

Pirates & Petticoats Series Boxset


Synopsis: The first three books in the Pirates and Petticoats Series!

Hart’s Desire (Pirates & Petticoats, #1)

An independent young lady meets a bold merchant captain pursued by a band of Caribbean pirates…what could possibly go wrong?

After a daring escape, Captain Landon Hart sails the Desire to Charleston for repairs and to keep a mysterious appointment with a plantation owner. He meets a sword-wielding, fiery-haired temptress on the way, and he isn’t prepared for the impact she has on his tightly guarded heart…nor the trouble she manages to attract.

Keelan Grey had a solid plan that would save her from an arranged marriage to a cruel plantation owner until a deathbed confession from a loved one plunges her into a dark plot of deception and revenge.

Desperate for help, Keelan finds an unlikely ally in the exasperating but irresistible sea captain. But while she trusts him with her life, can she trust him with her secrets?

Hart’s Passion (Pirates & Petticoats, #2)

A Pirate King and a risky disguise…

Landon and Keelan’s adventure continues in Hart’s Passion.

Captain Landon Hart’s plan to elope with Keelan immediately goes awry when she’s kidnapped by pirates. As usual, the red-haired vixen ends up neck deep in trouble, and it’s not long before she has the pirate captain demanding her head. When they target Landon’s merchant fleet, the only way to keep her safe is to send her away, then lure the pirates into a final confrontation.

But Keelan Grey has a mind (and a plan) of her own…

Keelan is determined to discover her true identity, but after that run-in with pirates, she’s forced to put her postpone her plans. With a price on her head and an old enemy out for revenge, Keelan can no longer allow the man she loves to risk his life for her.

Landon is committed to protecting Keelan from the dangerous forces closing in, but has to make hard choices when pirates target his merchant fleet, and Keelan puts herself in danger.

One thing is certain; the pirates suspect she’s aboard his ship, and it’s not long before their schooner is spotted on the horizon.

Hart’s Reward (Pirates & Petticoats, #3)

Can Landon fall in love with Keelan twice in a lifetime?

Before Keelan and Landon can pursue the pirates who took her brother, they must complete their mission and smuggle runaways to Philadelphia.

When an accident takes Landon’s memories from the past five years, Keelan must fight for their lives as well as Landon’s heart.

How will he be able to fall in love with her again when he doesn’t even want her on his ship?



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Pirates & Petticoats is an entertaining historical series featuring the independent and beautiful Miss Keelan Grey and the irresistible rakish Captain Landon Hart. The box set contains the Hart’s Desire in which Keelan and Landon meet due to him being stranded in Charleston for repairs to his ship and in which we find Keelan in a situation where she is trying to avoid marriage with the cruel and disgusting Mr. Pratt. Their attraction is immediate and a secret is revealed which had Keelan needing a husband in the worst way.

The next book is Hart’s Passion, in which Landon and Keelan are planning to elope, but she is kidnapped by pirates. With her head at stake, it’s a race against time for Landon to rescue her and the unthinkable happens leading into the next book, Hart’s Reward.

Hart’s Reward is not only full of the problems with pirates, but an accident takes Landon’s memory and their relationship is thrown an obstacle that seems to be one that can’t be conquered. Keelan has to fight to keep her place on Landon’s ship and push her way back into his heart making the reader wonder: Can she do it? What if the same passion and feelings don’t come back?

I loved each and every story, but Hart’s Reward had me enthralled. I was so worried that they wouldn’t find their way back together. I shouldn’t have worried…these two were like another Rhett and Scarlett. I loved their banter, passion, etc and it made for a very enjoyable read. I definitely recommend the Pirates & Petticoat’s series for anyone who loves to take a step back in time and get lost in mystery, intrigue, passion, and love.

Congratulations to Chloe Flowers for an awesome series! I give it 5 stars and highly recommend it to those who are wondering if it might be for them. Give it a chance, you’ll be glad you did.


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Chloe Flowers

A Parrothead at heart, Chloe’s love for pirates began with Peter Pan and continued with Pirates of the Caribbean and ghost stories about pirates from the Outer Banks. She listens to Celtic music while she writes. When life gets too serious, she reads Calvin and Hobbes comics. She lives in Ohio with her tall, dark and handsome husband, three children and two rambunctious dogs, Indiana and Luke, who are named after her two favorite action heroes.

Descended from a family of cooks and gourmet chefs, Chloe is a true foodie and along with working for fortune 500 companies in marketing and teaching MBA students strategic marketing, she also ran a gourmet cookie company. Cooking for a crowd runs in the blood, so her fridge is always full. She deals with stress by baking pies (just ask her college roommates what it was like for them around exam time).

Her idea of a perfect day? Sailing on the caribbean with her family, sun in her face and wind at her back, and finishing the day in the kitchen making a fab gourmet meal and sipping a glass of wine.

The Pirates & Petticoats Series is about spunky heroines and the scoundrels who love them.

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New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat-Release Blitz

Title: New Bloom

Author: A.E. Gamrat

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 26, 2016

Graduating college and knowing how the next chapter of your life will play out is a big deal, right? How much more could someone ask for?


Gwen has always followed every rule her mother gave her. With her future planned for her, she never really had the time for fun or boys. Never really learned how to let loose, go with the flow.

What happens when all the plans she thought were laid out for her are pulled out from under her feet? Add in the mysterious man that pops into the flower shop stirring emotions she has never had before, and she is in for the ride of her sheltered life.

Growing up is hard, and Gwen’s in for a growing experience she never planned on.

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Gwen is starting a new chapter in her life. She is graduating from college and about to take over the family business, whether she wants to or not. Not one to rock the boat, Gwen has always done what is expected of her and has always followed the rules her mother gives her. I felt really bad for Gwen because while she was a dutiful daughter, she never had the chance to experience life and do the things a young person her age would do. Boys don’t even figure into the equation nor going out having a good time. The one thing neither she or her mother didn’t count on was fate. Kane, a mysterious man, comes into the flower shop and she starts to see there is more out there than what her limited life has shown her.
I really enjoyed New Bloom…in some ways, Gwen reminded me of myself at that age. Her whole life revolved around making her parents happy…I can totally identify with that. I wanted to reach into the book and have a talk with Gwen and make her realize what is most important in life.
Ms.Gamrat did a great job with New Bloom and its characters. She brought the characters to life and as they felt emotion, I did too. As the story developed, I became more and more engrossed with the story. New Bloom ends on a cliffhanger and i’m hoping in the next book, Gwen continues to grow into being an adult that can stand up for herself as well as live up to her potential.
I’m not usually a fan of cliffhangers, but I’m looking forward to finding out more of this story, Gwen and Kane, her majorly overbearing mother…there’s just so much to figure out.
Congratulations to AE Gamrat. I give New Bloom 4 stars and can’t wait to read the next story.

Growing up writing was second nature that soon become a distant memory. Turning 30 (not saying when) that memory was going to be brought back to life. Lover of all books I try to grab my audience in and never let go. Hoping to get all these thoughts and ideas down for everyone to enjoy, even if it’s a moment or a life time.

This is the new chapter of my life story. Hope everyone enjoys!




Seaside Lovers (Love in Blood Series) by Melissa Foster-Blog Tour

Seaside Lovers (Love in Bloom Novel)

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Adult Steamy Romance

Release Date: July 20, 2016


After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he’s misinterpreted their budding relationship.

Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she’s ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she’s prepared to hole up and mourn–and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn’t count on the sinfully hot artist she’s been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.

When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the heat sizzling between them. But that doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of the woman who’s consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker’s plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker’s past unfolds, they’re led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, and late-night fantasies become passionate realities, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they’ve found.


Seaside Summers is part of Melissa Foster’s bestselling Love in Bloom series. All Love in Bloom books may be enjoyed as stand-alone novels, or as part of the series.

Seaside Dreams (Bella)

Seaside Hearts (Jenna)

Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)

Seaside Secrets (Amy)

Seaside Nights (Sky)

Seaside Embrace (Hunter)

Seaside Lovers (Grayson)

Seaside Whispers (Matt)

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 by Melody’s Love 4 Books
Rating: 5 stars


“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak



“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely


“Trust me?” Grayson asked.

“Trust a guy who hauled me over his shoulder and kidnapped me?” She looked toward the bar.

“Yeah, trust that guy.”

“I do trust you.” She poked him in his chest. “But if I end up on the front of some rag magazine, I’m hiding out in your basement. With Christmas, chocolate, and a boatload of horror movies that you have to watch with me.”

“Sweetheart, if you move into my house, you won’t be watching movies or hiding out in the basement. You’ll be lucky if you make it out of the bedroom. In fact”—he slid his hand to the nape of her neck, causing her eyes to glaze over with desire—“maybe I should take a few of those pictures and make that happen.” He’d taken a chance, saying something so brazen and holding her like this in the cab of his truck, but he couldn’t hold back.


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 


Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.


Blood to Dust by L.J. Shen

Dark, gritty, sexy, and dangerous…

Blood to Dust



His name is Beat, and I should hate him.

Bound, blindfolded and bruised, I’m tied in his basement, waiting for the men who stripped me from clothes and humanity to collect his debt to them. Me.

His name is Nate and I should hate him, but I don’t.

I’m not supposed to know his real name, even worse, I’m not supposed to care. He is nothing to me but means to an end. The plan is simple: break free, collect the pieces of my broken soul, kill the bastards and run away.

His name is Nathaniel Thomas Vela, and I’ve never seen his face, though I hear that it’s beautiful

Behind the rugged and handsome exterior, there’s a quiet murderer, a killer who thinks guns are for pussies and ends people with his bare hands.

His name doesn’t matter, neither does his face, but what does matter is my heart. And right now, sadly, it’s his.

Blood to Dust is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.


5+ Stars!!!!

Amazon review link: https://www.amazon.com/review/RF1TLTVYYXLPE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01IE06X26

Oh my! What did I just read? I think this is the biggest book hangover I’ve ever experienced. I’m not the hugest fan of dark romance, but I loved Sparrow and the book description kept pulling at me. I’m so glad I decided to read it. It’s dark, gritty, sexy, and my heart was beating so fast in some chapters.

Prescott and Nate, the two main characters, are brought together when Prescott is kidnapped because she ticked her ex off. Nate or Beat as he is known is one of the people guarding her and they take a journey that you wouldn’t believe. These two are not hearts and flowers…they are blood and dust. Prescott is smart, sexy, manipulative, and I loved her. In addition, Nate is out of this world sexy, dark, dangerous, and I think he might be my new book husband…sorry, Prescott🙂

I give the author and Blood to Dust 5+ stars. One-click today and be prepared to read a book that will make you want to go over to the dark side. Nate and Prescott are waiting…start reading!

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About the author

L.J. Shen is a former entertainment and music journalist, a recovering hipster, a hopeless romantic and a reformed Riot grrrl. She speaks three languages – four, if you include sarcasm. She writes everything from dark to comedy, as long as there’s enough love and romance involved. Shen lives in Northern California with her son, husband, cat and collection of designer shoes.

L.J. wants to be Tina Fey when she grows up. Keep your fingers crossed for her.

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Passion (Mafia Ties: Brandon & Carly) by Fiona Davenport

Mafia Ties: Brandon & Carly #3
Fiona Davenport
Genre: Contemporary Erotic
This is not a standalone

Available on Kindle Unlimited
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Being part of rival families
wasn’t enough to stop the passion between Brandon DeLuca and Carly O’Reilly.
They’ve defied the odds and prevailed together as a couple, the first female to
lead her Irish mob family and the Italian enforcer who stands by her side. When
one of her enemies tries to use Carly as a pawn in an attempt to gain power,
Brandon is out for blood
—saving Carly isn’t enough.

Please note: Brandon & Carly’s romance is a three-part story, but
there are no relationship cliffhangers.


by Melody’s Love 4 Books
Rating: 5 stars
Amazon review link:

What a perfect ending to this couple’s story! I didn’t think I could love Brandon and Carly more than I did at the end of book 2, but I was wrong…so wrong. I don’t know what it is about these two…maybe it’s the love and devotion towards each other in a crazy world of violence. I also admire how the author made them great as a couple yet they are characters that can standalone…they don’t need each other to make the other better, but they do because of their love. I’m not sure if I’m explaining this correctly so I’ll move on…needless to say, I’m a huge fan of them.

In this last book of their story, they have picked up where they left off after Sean did something that I couldn’t believe. All I could think is this guy is crazy! The good thing is that Carly rises even higher and Brandon is there when she needs him. That’s the thing I was referring to earlier, she’s brave and strong enough to lead the Irish mob on her own and he knows this, yet he’ll be there to support and rule with her until the end.

I loved getting to know Brandon’s family even more and his brothers make me laugh. I hope they get a book. Hint hint, Fiona Davenport🙂

There is so much packed into this one little book: devotion, loyalty, laughter, very HOT sex, and two alphas that love each other beyond all reason. If that sounds good to you, you need to read their story. I  have to say, the passion in this book was the best out of all three. Don’t get me wrong, it was great in all the books, but the love between them made it even hotter.

The ending was probably my favorite…It’s awesome seeing Nic and Brandon as well as Carly interacting with their families. It kind of jars you at first because it’s such a contrast to some of the things they do to protect their families. It’s definitely a dichotomy of light and dark although I think the light definitely wins.

Congratulations to the author on a wonderful story. 5 stars for Passion. I can’t wait to see what you’re going to bring us in the future!


My eyes strayed to the doorway once
again and Ma laughed, prompting me to return my attention to her.
“She’ll be back any minute, Brandon.
She’s not going to run away from you.”
If she only
I wasn’t really worried about her
running. I was confident Carly loved me. But with every passing minute she
didn’t arrive back in the room, my gut tightened, my instincts screaming that
something was wrong.
My head whipped around and my heart
stopped as Thomas yelled my name, racing into the room alone, his face awash
with alarm.
I didn’t give him a chance to get out
another word as I took off for the front doors, yelling orders to my men to
find her. I heard Nic doing the same with his own and was more grateful than
ever for our alliance.
Bursting out into the twilight, my head
swiveled from side to side, taking in everything around me. I heard the screech
of tires and caught a glimpse of a long black limousine barreling around a
corner several blocks away. I felt my chest split open as I lost sight of it,
positive it was carrying my heart away.
Nic called to me as a he raced towards
a parked car. “I’ve got this, you find out what’ s going on. I called Breck,
he’s going to hack the GPS on the limo.” I barely got in a nod of acknowledgment
before he was burning rubber down the street with three more cars following
behind. They would split up and take different routes, hoping to cross paths
with the runaway vehicle.
Nic’s friend Brecken was a security
specialist and had resources we didn’t have access to. He’d been invaluable
when we’d been protecting Anna several weeks before. It gave me a tiny level of
comfort to have him on our side once again.
Thomas was suddenly at my side and I
spun around, fisting my hands in his dress shirt, pulling his face up to mine,
which lifted him a couple of inches off of his feet.
“What the fuck happened?” I ground out,
doing everything I could to tamp down the rising need to pulverize someone.
He shook his head, his eyes filled with
guilt and fear, some of it directed at me, but I could tell it was mostly from
concern for the woman we both loved, albeit in very different ways. “She needed
to use the bathroom and I told Greg to watch out for her while I took a piss.
When I came out they were both gone and Greg’s comm was off.”
“Who the fuck is Greg?” I roared,
shaking Thomas violently.
“He’s one of my men. I’ve known him my
whole life. I didn’t think—”
“No,” I interrupted, “you didn’t
fucking think! I don’t know him. I specifically instructed you not to leave the
safety of my wife with anyone who wasn’t on the list I gave you. Where is he?”
“He’s—he’s gone too,” Thomas stuttered.
I dropped him and delved my fingers
into my hair, pulling the strands in an effort to keep from killing him.
“Sean won’t hurt her,” he insisted. “He’s
after power and the easiest way to gain it is by marryin’ Carly.”
“She’s already fucking married!” I
“There are ways around that.”
“Over my dead body,” I growled.
“Yeah, that’s one of the ways. The
other would be an annulment.”

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Scarred Remnants by Nikki Sparxx

Title: Scarred Remnants

Series: A Scars Novel

Author: Nikki Sparxx

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release: July 12, 2016


Kamden Marlow had always been strong and stable, the rock for his younger sister, Kaiya. But when he was forced to cross a dangerous line to protect her, everything changed. Something deep inside of him was irrevocably altered, sending him careening down a path filled with self loathing and guilt that only alcohol could temper.

Natasha Lewis had dreams of becoming a successful artist, while trying to live up to the accomplishments of her younger sister. Then, everything came crashing down when a carefree night of fun resulted in a traumatic accident that sent her life spiraling out of control. 

When Natasha hobbles into Kamden’s Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on her crutches, he is immediately drawn to her, intrigued by the pain he sees mirrored in her eyes. Determined to win her over, Kamden fights to break down Natasha’s walls, despite her apprehensive reluctance.

Will Kamden and Natasha be each other’s salvation, or are the remnants of their former selves too scarred to save?

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Wow, what a book! Nikki Sparxx pulled out all the stops with Scarred Remnants. Just as with the other two books in the series, I have a serious book hangover. I loved the previous two books, but I have to admit, I’ve been waiting for Kamden’s book. The bravery he exhibited in protecting his sister, Kaiya, endeared him to me and it was obvious that it cost him a huge piece of himself. How could it not when the person he was fighting against was so familiar? It you’ve read the book, you know what I’m talking about…if not then you better start reading and find out🙂 No spoilers here, sorry.
Kamden begins attending AA where he meets another, Natasha, a girl who he recognizes the same emotional scarring he is dealing with. Natasha got to me in a big way. Just like Kamden, her pain is tied to a family member and the guilt is overwhelming. My heart hurt for these two people so badly. You could see them trying desperately to connect while trying to maintain control over their feelings. I wanted them to get an HEA in a huge way and the author didn’t disappoint.
Scarred Remnants has everything you would ever want in a book. There is angst, passion, heat, emotion…it’s the perfect romantic storm, if that makes any sense. I give Nikki Sparxx and Scarred Remnants 5 stars and highly recommend it. This will be a definite reread for me. It’s been a few days and Kamden and Natasha are still pulling at me. Start your one-clicking now!

The feel of an erection pressing into me roused me from my sleep. Instinctively, I pushed back against it, enjoying the way the large length felt against my ass. “Mmm,” I murmured in pleasure, still half-asleep.


I was met with a husky sound of pleasure, making my eyes snap open.


Holy shit! There’s a man in my bed.


I slowly turned to look over my shoulder and gasped. Kamden was snuggled up behind me, his arm draped over my torso.


What the fuck happened last night?


He shifted forward, pushing his erection against me again. My eyes fluttered closed and I bit my lip, missing the feel of a man after so long.


Focus! You barely know this guy and he somehow ended up in your bed.

I nudged his arm. “Hey.”


He stirred, but didn’t wake up.


I repeated my action, but harder. “Hey, wake up!”


His eyes flew open, and he blinked several times before focusing on my face. His eyes widened in an “oh shit” expression. “Hey.”


My eyebrows furrowed. “What are you doing in my bed?”


We were both still dressed, so I assumed that we hadn’t had sex. I even had shorts on, and I normally slept in just my panties.


He looked embarrassed, and scooted back so that we weren’t pressed against each other. Clearing his throat, he responded, “You came to the meeting drunk last night. I tried to call you a cab, but you insisted I bring you home. Then, you wanted me to stay until you fell asleep, and I, uh, guess we both fell asleep.”


I quirked an eyebrow at him. “So, we didn’t have sex?”


A grin lifted the corner of his sexy mouth. “No.”


I exhaled a sigh of relief. “Good.”


Kamden’s smile fell, and I immediately felt bad for what I’d said. “Not that you’re unattractive or anything … I mean, you’re really hot, it’s just I, um, I barely know you, and—“


Kamden held up his hand and chuckled. “Say no more. I get it.” He looked at his watch and his eyes widened. “Shit, I gotta go. I’m gonna be late for work.”


He threw the covers off him and scrambled out of bed. He rushed to the door, then looked back at me. “Sorry if I scared you. I promise I didn’t take advantage of you or anything.”


A smile curved my lips. “It’s cool. See you later?”

He grinned widely. “I’d like that.”


Then, he was gone. I heard my front door close, and I fell back into bed, releasing a dreamy sigh. Closing my eyes, the smile still hadn’t left my face when I drifted back to sleep.

Lover of angst, drama, and happily ever afters, Nikki Sparxx is the bestselling author of The Scars Series, and The Elemental Prophecy Series.

When she’s not writing, Nikki enjoys reading, playing Texas Hold ‘Em poker, and spending time with her real life book boyfriend, Landon.


The Perfect Stroke by Jordan Marie

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Deep Redemption (Hades Hangmen #4) by Tillie Cole

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All hail the prophet!

Deep Redemption



He was born to ascend. He was destined to lead. He was never meant to fail.

Prophet Cain lies broken and defeated on the floor of his cell. A cell he has been thrown into by the one person who was supposed to stand by his side until the end. His flesh and blood, his only companion. His beloved twin brother.

Cain has sacrificed everything for his people. He left the safety and security of his life of study to infiltrate the infamous Hades Hangmen. He lived with them, rode with them, and then betrayed them. All in the name of a faith he can now feel slipping away from him. Like everything else he once held dear…

But then his isolation is broken. Another prisoner is brought to the cell next to his. A woman fighting her own demons and fears. A woman who Cain understands needs him, as he needs her.

As the connection between them grows, so does Cain’s resolve. He will right the wrongs he has done. He will atone for the evil acts carried out in his name. He will save the one he loves…

… Even if the battle takes him to the gates of hell itself.

Contemporary Dark Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up.



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Amazon UK ~ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01IAAIP5S

Amazon AU ~ http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01IAAIP5S

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  • By Melody’s Love 4 Books
  • Rating: 5+ stars!

This is probably the hardest review I’ve ever written. It’s been a few days since I finished Deep Redemption and my emotions are still all over the place. I’m pretty sure I experienced every emotion the human body is capable of going through while reading and then some…some good and some bad. At times, I smiled, but mostly, I cried. I felt so much for the characters in the book and honestly, I was surprised. I didn’t expect to feel how I felt about Cain aka Rider.

In fact, my mind was made up about him a couple of books back. I can’t say much about the book because I don’t want to spoil it at all, but I will say that Tillie Cole surprised me. I don’t know why because I know she’s pure genius, but she pulled it off. By the time, I was done reading, my mouth was hanging open and my heart felt like it would burst.

I’m keeping this review short and sweet; mostly because I have No. Words. when it comes to Deep Redemption. The author still has me wondering about things I read in this book. It’s freaking amazing!

I know I’m kind of stumbling around in this review and I apologize. Just read Deep Redemption and you’ll get it🙂

I have one thing to say and that’s: All hail Tillie Cole!


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Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.


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