Friday, June 27, 2014

RELEASE DAY + GIVEAWAY ~Iris by R.K. Lilley~

Title: Iris
Author: R.K. Lilley
Series: The Wild Side #2
Release Date: June 27, 2014

Who is Iris? Where did she come from? Where has she gone?

Alasdair Masters has more questions than answers about his new, too young obsession, and when he finds out she’s been lying to him, from their first meeting to their last one, he’s more confused than ever about her feelings, her intentions.

And what’s just as confusing are his own feelings. Has he turned something purely physical into something emotional in his own head? Is any of it mutual?

The only thing he doesn’t question is whether he’ll keep going back for more.


Me, I was simple. I was order. A very neat, efficient machine that ran on nothing but air.

Me plus anyone else, well, that was another matter. And me plus Iris, that was a monster of a machine, with all gears going at different speeds, some spinning off their hinges, just going mad, but it was a wonderful madness, at full throttle, misfiring in all directions.

It felt wonderful and dreadful.

I was breaking down, and it felt amazing.

And terrifying.

This book is intended for readers 18 and up
We never stopped, didn’t take a moment of rest before it was time for her to leave. 

I fucked her mindless. 

I took her until we were both sore from it. 


Flesh over-used, muscles strained. 

She didn’t walk out so much as wave a white flag and limp away the next morning. 

At least I was awake to see her go. I hated when she left as I was sleeping. 

I made her look me in the eye and say goodbye. 

“When will I see you again?” I asked, cupping her jaw. 

I hadn’t been a tender lover to her that night. I’d been rough, and arduous, and demanding as hell, more demanding than even I knew I was capable of. 

But regardless of my actions, she held a little tender place in my chest, one that only she’d ever been able to unbury and expose. 

The lack of her had done nothing to bury it again. 

I wasn’t sure what would. 

What could. 

She bit her lip, and I had to stop myself from kissing her. 

I needed this answer. 

I’d gone past needing all of the answers to just the ones that I couldn’t live without.

“Sometime in the next four days, hopefully not in the middle of the night again, I’ll come back to see you.” 

I stroked her hair back from her face, studying her. 

She looked worn out, tired, and well-fucked. I loved it and hated it. 

With a frustrated sigh, I kissed her forehead, and let her go.

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The Wild Side, Book #1 

You can also mark the 3rd book in your TBRs 
DAIR, coming out July 25th

Meet R.K. Lilley:
R.K. Lilley lives in Colorado with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She's had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She's been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of the erotic romance novels In Flight, Mile High, Grounded, and the novella, Lana.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

REVIEW ~Branded by Laura Wright~

Title: Branded
Author: Laura Wright
Series: The Cavanaugh Brothers #1
Release Date: June 3, 2014

My Rating: 4 Stars
In the small town of River Black, Texas, sits the Triple C—a working cattle ranch that sustains the town. But it also holds painful memories and shocking secrets for the Cavanaugh brothers...
When the Cavanaugh brothers return home for their father’s funeral, they discover unexpected evidence of the old man’s surprising double life—a son named Blue, who wants the Triple C Ranch as much as they do. The eldest son, Deacon, a wealthy businessman who couldn’t wait to leave the ranch and move on with his life, is looking to use his powerful connections to stop Blue at any cost. He never expected the ranch’s forewoman, Mackenzie Byrd, to get in his way.

Mac knows Deacon means to destroy the ranch and therefore destroy her livelihood. But as the two battle for control, their attraction builds. Now Deacon is faced with the choice of a lifetime: Take down the Triple C to feed his need for revenge, or embrace the love of the one person who has broken down every barrier to his heart

Can we talk about how this book accomplished all the things a great book should? Branded kept me engaged the entire time, glued to its pages. Longing for answers. Dazzled by hero and heroine's relationship. All the feels. I want a Cavanaugh brother. Please, Laura, can you write me as the heroine to the next one? I'd greatly appreciate it! Sorry, I got sidetracked there for a minute. In all honesty, I loved this book from page one to the end. The tormenting secrets that are released crushed my heart. The sexual tension between Mac and Deacon- holy hell. I haven't read a book with that much sexual tension in a long while. Ms. Wright did it the best way possible. It was wonderful. No just the tension though- their feelings and raw heartbreak just about tore me up, yet kept me mesmerized the entire time. 

Branded is an old favorite trope of mine. I've read many a best friend's/sister's best friend books and this one galloped it's way to the top 5. I think it's the intensity of Mac and Deacon's relationship. They are all about the love-hate. He's returned to take away her livelihood, which just so happens to be his father's ranch. The family ranch at which his darkest memories and heartbreak stem from. She is relentless in knowing the why behind his actions and the truth will alter her reality. Even the cold hard facts can make them see eye to eye. However, it doesn't stop them from wholeheartedly pursuing a relationship together. Deacon and Mac are able to have a few spared blissful moments in which they forget about their cruel reality that is pitting them against one another. I do have to hand it to the author she was able to make ME forget about said cruel reality as well. All I saw in my scope was the life they could have and the love the did have.

I need the end of this story. Mac and Deacon's relationship does get its conclusion, but the arc of the series, the tragedy that has torn this family apart is still lingering with many questions to be answered. Of course, we also have those two other hunky Cavanaugh brothers' stories to tell as well. Overall, this is a perfect summer read filled with cowboys, family drama, consuming love, and a story that will keep whispering in your ear long after you've read the last words. Laura Wright as penned yet another winner and I highly recommend this to you all!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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Monday, June 23, 2014

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY ~Night Owl by M Pierce~

Title: Night Owl
Author: M. Pierce
Series: Night Owl #1
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Paperback Release Date: July 1, 2014

My Rating: 4 confusing and terrific stars 

"Tautly written, complex, and vibrating with a dark sensuality that will have you at once blushing and anxious. You'll think you have this book pegged . . . but you'll be wrong."—Christina Lauren, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors of The Beautiful Bastard series

From bestselling ebook author M. Pierce comes the first novel in a provocative erotic trilogy where an anonymous online writing partnership turns into an uncontrollable, passionate obsession.

At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers -- all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.

At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal.

Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent...

Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah's picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that's passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.
Pleasure gripped Hannah the way it gripped me—first in a powerful paroxysm, then rolling waves of bliss. 

I watched her face as she came. No wonder they called it the little death. Her pain sounded so much like her pleasure, or her pleasure like her pain, and the ecstasy on her face could have been agony. 

She moaned and wet my hand with her desire, and I held the toys against her until her struggling ceased. 

We slept in a sweaty tangle. The ties and toys lay strewn around the edges of my bed. For the first time, I held Hannah's naked body as she held mine. Our hearts slowed together. Our breaths grew even and deep.

When I woke, Hannah was exploring my body with her small hands. I realized I had been feeling her touch as I dozed, like the touch of some curious animal, on my face, my hair and neck, my shoulders, my back. I sighed and she paused. 

"Keep going," I whispered. 

Her feathery touches grew urgent. She pawed at my ass; she squeezed the lean contours of my torso and smoothed her hands over the hard planes.

When she scooted down to hold my thighs, she began to lap at my cock.

We made love as the evening sun burned away.

We touched all of one another, tasted everything. We were slow, gentle, and quiet. We took what we wanted. We gave it up. Hannah rode my face, I wriggled my tongue into her ass, she pinched and licked my nipples. My eyes watered with the force of my climax. We drowsed and woke again. I mounted her. She mounted me. Our skin glistened. 

Again and again we went there together—tumbling over the raw edge, touching the live wire, collapsing, exploding, dissolving like dead stars.

Where in the hell do I start with this book?! There were things I loved about it. Actually the majority of the book I loved. It captivated me, enthralled me. Made me resent my day job because I would have to take a break from reading. It was THAT book. So that's all fine and dandy. However, there was this other part of the book... I don't know how to explain it. It made me SO mad, or irritated. I can't decide which yet. What was is that put me off kilter, you ask? I have no fu--ing clue. I really don't. It's quite possible that it was just a mixture of things. However, it didn't piss me off enough that I stopped reading (which I've done with other books) or that I'm not clamoring and demanding for the next book. I'm clearly at odds with this book. That leads me to believe that it's genius and everyone should give it a read.

In a nutshell (because a- you can read the synopsis and b- I don't want to give too much away) this book is about obsession. Matt being obsessed with Hannah. Their equal obsession for a connection and life that is real. Hannah's obsession with Matt. And so it goes. Their relationship begins abnormally and it doesn't every quit being out of the ordinary. I was utterly starstruck by it though. I've read the book with the obsessed couple before. This was different. This was a relationship of perfect timing for Hannah and the worst timing for Matt. When they were together I couldn't stand for it to end. When they were apart Hannah was still my girl, she was kicking ass, taking names and fixing the messed up road her life had been heading in, albeit with a big hand-up from Matt. Matt on the other hand, without Hannah by his side, I just wanted to throttle the guy! I think he may be part of where my irritation stems from. He is just SO much. He's up, down, everywhere, nowhere. He made me dizzy. There were times I said "Yes! You're amazing!" and other times where I had moments like this- "You're ruining EVERYTHING!" Suffice it to say I was an emotional wreck while reading this book.

So where do I stand with it?  Read it. It was a very unique reading experience for me. The hard ending was awesome. The epilogue/news article afterward befuddled me to NO extent. Quick note about one of my cons for this book- the whole author in the story action. I didn't care for it. It seems like a good idea, but it was incredibly distracting. I enjoy authors pulling from their real lives, but I don't want to know it's happening. It made me feel like I was in a fun house with the infinity mirror. He's writing about himself writing about himself. Is it real? A marketing ploy? I did wonder for a minute, but I had to put a stop to it and separate it in my mind (pretend the author's name was different) because I would go off on tangents and get sidetracked from the story. Other than that though it was an onslaught of emotions, sex, dirty talk and true wonderment. Taking a look at the big picture, I did thoroughly enjoy the story. It surpassed a lot of thresholds for me. I felt like it gobbled me up and spit me out before I was ready. I will be waiting with bated breath for the next installment. Let us not forget the highlight of this story- the writing. It clearly enabled me to get past my befuddlement. It was stellar work. Truly awesome writing. Endgame? Read it. Totally worth it.

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

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Meet M. Pierce:
M. Pierce is the bestselling author of Night Owl, book one in the erotic Night Owl Trilogy. The author lives in Colorado and owns a rabbit named Laurence.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

COVER REVEAL ~The Muse by Raine Miller~

Title: The Muse
Author: Raine Miller
Series: Rothvale Legacy Prequel #1
Release Date: Summer 2014
Cover designed by: Michelle Preast
What if the truth about a famous painting was not what it’s been told to be? What if it was not even the original work and a different painting had inspired its creation? The story of a painting… The motivation behind the work, Flaming June—Romanticist painter, Lord Frederic Leighton’s magnum opus—a woman sleeping in a chair. Hauntingly beautiful, but with its inspiration locked away in the mystery of times past.

Burdened with family skeletons and agonizing guilt, an unwilling Lord Rothvale, one Graham Everley, returns from a long sojourn in Ireland to attend to the obligations awaiting him in England. The last thing he imagines to find is his destiny, but find her he does. Imogene Byron-Cole, a girl as lovely as her past is tragic. Graham can’t walk away from her, and so he marries her instead, in spite of an increasingly tangled web of troubles that threaten to destroy the very foundation of his entire existence.

As Graham and Imogene start out on their journey together, they express their love through a series of portraits. The art ensnares them completely, and in the end, becomes their salvation, bearing them through their deepest pain of loss, and inspiring a masterwork.

[This will be book one of a three part saga in the Rothvale Legacy Historical Prequel series.]
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