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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Review: Awkward Holidays by Kallysten



Book 3, Ward of the Vampire Series
Publisher:  Self-Published
Date:   July 23, 2013
Pages:  114 pages/307 KB (e-book)
Rating:  5 stars


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

This book is written in the first person.  I guess you could read this as a stand-alone but I suggest you don’t.  It’s a better read if you start at the beginning of the series.  This particular book is set around the holidays but it can be read at any time.  It's also a book that can be read in just a couple of hours.

In this part of the series Angelina’s parents are coming for a visit, which puts a twist on the other two books.    This story shows that Morgan Ward has more humanity than we had been lead to believe in the past.  It’s also less about the sexual tension and more about the family aspect of our characters.

Kallysten will still give you the sex and romance because she’s so good at that.  She sucks you in so that you can do no less than fall in love with her characters and hope that all will turn out all right in the end.  She’s also good in leaving you hanging until the next book comes out.  I got to the end and was left saying “What?” – and I’m sure you’ll say the same.

One disappointment I had is that eventually this series will come to an end.  I’ve found that I look forward to when the next book arrives.  Her next book titled The Coward’s Way Out is scheduled for October.   But on the flip side, I’ll also look forward to whatever she writes.  In the meantime, I have to wait another four months until this series continues.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Review: Call Me Yours by Celia Kyle




Rating:  4 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Celia does a great job with this book.  While you read, you tend to forget that they’re two males – you just see them as two people who are into each other.  There was one scene where our author had Clover giggle.  I’ve never heard a man giggle before but Celia has left me wanting to hear the sound.  This is when I wish the book had audio.

Celia could have done like other authors and put in lots of sex (because isn’t that what people assume a M/M book is about) but she didn’t do as expected.  The love story is what’s important and the sex is put in right where it belongs.  She also writes so that gender seems to be an afterthought.  You’ll love the scene where Clover meets Mitchell’s mother and brother – just sayin’.

Our author also includes just the right amount of fantasy/paranormal.  Language is graphic but don’t let that bother you – after all it’s told from a man’s perspective.  If you’ve never read any of her work before, this will leave you wanting to read more.  So, stop over to her web site, http://celiakyle.com, and see what other books she has written.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July Indulgence Cover Reveal!



Sexy new look!
Classic romance with a fresh new twist.
Indulgence brings together classic romance, new and fresh voices, those alpha heroes we all love, and are simply great category romance reads.
Indulgence books are short contemporary romances.  They are new, fresh, edgy, light, and whimsical and always have a happily ever after.
Emotionally and physically satisfying.

Sure, Brazen may be the naughty little sister of Indulgence, but where do you think Brazen learned everything? J

So make sure to stop over to Entangled Publishing, http://www.entangledpublishing.com/category/indulgence/, and take a look.

Below are just three of their titles under this new look:

Famously Engaged, by Robyn Thomas

A chef and a rock star. They couldn’t be from more different worlds…
Rock star royalty’s favorite son, Jake Olsen, couldn’t help but interfere after listening to his future brother-in-law talk non-stop about his ex-wife, Beth Carlisle. Jake decides that the only way to get the groom’s mind off his ex-wife is to give her a fake fiancĂ©.
Before Jake can convince Beth of his plan, he's forced to move in with her to avoid the paparazzi. Their instant attraction makes for a sizzling "first date", but soon Jake’s fame gets in the way and Beth wants out. Too bad Jake's figured out just why her ex is so obsessed with her, and he's afraid he's not going to be able to give her up either.
Now it's up to Jake to convince this chef together they make the perfect recipe.

Barnes and Noble: Coming



The Wedding Gamble, by Cindi Myers

Preschool teacher Laura Nichols is celebrating her birthday and sister's bachelorette party in Vegas. Being in Sin City is thrilling and she intends on tapping in to her wild side. Laura can't resist the added excitement that comes with saying yes when a hunky man off the street proposes...

FBI agent David Abruzzo has been working undercover as a thug to bring down the Zacolli crime family, but his cover depends on convincing the mob he came to Vegas for a quickie wedding. If they catch on to his plan, his cover's blown, and he's as good as dead. 

Over the course of 48 hours, David and Laura use rollercoasters, glowing condoms, and exotic male dancers to stay alive and bring the crime family down. But it will take more than Lady Luck, one night of passion, and a little Vegas magic to turn their fake marriage into something real.

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/11bhLAf



 
Dishing Up Desire, by Barbara DeLeo

Image consultant Blake Matthews is facing his toughest PR challenge yet: salvage the image of celebrity chef Kirin Hart. Once he does, he'll be able to acquire LA's most successful PR firm. But Kirin's no easy fix. She's stubborn about changing her comfortable homemaker image, and is being sued for sexual harassment by a junior staffer. She needs a PR lifeline fast. Only problem is Blake wants more than to make her over...

Kirin doesn't need a makeover--her fans love her as she is. But she could lose everything if the sex scandal and reputation that has followed doesn't get quashed right away. Kirin agrees to let model-perfect Blake work his magic for two weeks, but things get complicated when she can't deny the way her body flares to life whenever he's near.


Barnes and Noble:  http://bit.ly/15ZJUWR