Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gideon, A T-Flac Novel by Cherry Adair - Review

Lodestone book #2
A T-Flac Novel
by Cherry Adair

T-FLAC is back in an exciting action-adventure romance filled with danger, subterfuge and steamy, red-hot attraction.
Powerful cartel leader Sin Diaz lives a dangerous life filled with secrets and lies, and surrounded by people who claim to have known him all his life. Yet flashes of another life, totally unrelated to the jungles of Cosio, hang tantalizingly on the edges of his memory. He’ll trust no one until he remembers his true past.

T-FLAC operative Riva Rimaldi’s mission is simple. Go undercover, learn terrorist Escobar Maza’s agenda, then kill him. But when the helicopter she’s on crashes deep in the jungle she finds herself in the wrong hands. Is the sexy as hell leader of the ANLF, Sin Diaz, the enemy of her enemy, worse than Maza himself? 

Sin and Riva must work together to stop a madman who will go to any lengths to attain his terrifying goal. But can they unravel the truth in time? The countdown clock is ticking. 
What they don’t know could get them killed.

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Once again, Cherry Adair takes us on a fabulous adventure with her latest release, Gideon! This book is full of edge of your seat action, adventure, and lots of jungle lovin!

The long-awaited Gideon picks up where Hush left off, although it IS a stand-alone book and can be read as such. While on an OP to take out Escobar Maza, Riva comes across another famed drug czar, Sin Diaz. Could this person possibly be Gideon Stark, presumed dead while on an adventure in the jungle? Riva aims to find out.

What can I say about this installment of Cherry Adair's T-FLAC books that hasn't been said before....Fun, exciting , edge of your seat action, hot monkey sex, guns, bad guys, good guys, Gideon is a fantastic book that I just couldn't put down!


Always an adventurer in life as well as writing, New York Times best-selling author Cherry Adair moved halfway across the globe from Cape Town, South Africa to the United States in her early years to become a interior designer. Now a resident of the Pacific Northwest she shares the award- winning adventures of her fictional T-FLAC counter terrorism operatives with her readers.

 Cherry settled in beautiful San Francisco, where she started what eventually became a thriving interior design business. "I loved being a designer because it was varied and creative, and I enjoyed working with the public." A voracious reader when she was able to carve out the time, Cherry found her brain crowded with characters and stories of her own. "Eventually," she says, "the stories demanded to be told.

" When asked why she chooses to write romantic action adventure, she says, "Who says you can’t have adventure and a great love life? Of course if you’re talking about an adventurous love life, that’s another thing altogether. I write romantic suspense coupled heart-pounding adventure because I like to entertain, and nothing keeps readers happier than a rollercoaster read, followed by a happy ending.

" Popular on the workshop circuit, Cherry gives lively classes on writing and the writing life. Pulling no punches when asked how to become a published writer, Cherry insists, "Sit your butt in the chair and write. There's no magic to it. Writing is hard work. It isn't for sissies or whiners.

" Cherry loves to spend time at home. A corner desk keeps her focused on writing, but the windows behind her, with a panoramic view of the front gardens, are always calling her to come outside and play. Her office has nine-foot ceilings, a fireplace, a television and built-in bookcases that will house approximately 3,500 paperback books.

 "What can I say? My keeper shelf has been breeding in the middle of the night, rather like drycleaners' wire clothes hangers.”

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Risk, Xtreme Heroes #1 by Skye Jordan - review

The Risk
Xtreme Heroes #1
by Skye Jordan


Former Olympian turned physical therapist to the elite Julia Bailey knows all about pushing the limits. But when a sexual harassment suit costs her a dream job—not to mention her reputation—she takes on the biggest risk of her life. Rehabilitating the X Games’ most notorious bad boy might be just what she needs to secure the funds for her own treatment center. Problem is, the only kind of recovery her new client is interested in is under-the-covers freestyle—gear optional.

Daredevil snowboarder Noah Hunt is a rock star—on and off the slopes. A recent accident might have him down, but he’s far from out. He doesn't care what the sexy therapist with the sweet curves says. He’s got sponsors to impress and trophies to collect, and taking things slow and steady just ain't his style. A little dirty talk and a sizzling night later, Julia learns just how fast and hard he likes to play. Too bad for him, his heart goes all in, and one wrong move could cost him more than just his career.

The cover alone is worth checking out this book! But, what's between the covers....a super-sexy, fun, fantastic story that had me reading non-stop from beginning to end.

Noah & Julia steam up the pages and practically melt all the snow in Tahoe. Julia is a physical therapist, hired to get Noah back on the slopes after major surgery. Noah thinks he knows what he's doing with his rehab, but, Julia is the best in the business ad won't let him get away with anything..she has been there...done that...and doesn't take crap from anyone. For once there is someone who doesn't pull any punches with Noah, he may not like what he hears, but at least Julia's honest.

Skye Jordan starts a new series off with a bang! This book was fantastic and I can't wait for the next one.

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*I am a New York Times Bestselling Author writing under the pseudonym Skye Jordan for my more … sexually heated … works.
My Skye Jordan novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.
And, yes, even love. Because even as Skye Jordan I’m just a happily ever after kinda gal. (Or, in some cases, happily for the foreseeable future.)
* Info from the authors website

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

COVER REVEAL-Sultry Groove Reckless Beat #4 by Eden Summers

Sultry Groove
Reckless Beat Series ~ Book Four
by Eden Summers
Cover Reveal/Pre Order Blitz

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He wants the world and the admiration of everyone in it. 
Sean Taiden, the inconspicuous drummer of Reckless Beat, is sick of living in the shadows of his bandmates’ success. He’ll do anything to gain the recognition he deserves. Even if it means dancing in a music video to the Reckless track that drives a knife into his broken heart whenever he hears it. The saving grace is the tempting choreographer who may be the one person able to distract him from the agony his life has become.

All she wants is the peace that comes with solitude.
Melody Jenkins knows all about fame. She knows enough to determine she doesn’t want a part of it anymore. After quitting her professional dance career, she set up a quiet studio and focused on starting a new beginning away from prying eyes. Until a sexy drummer strides into her life, making her crave something she can’t have while also pushing her to expose secrets she can’t bear to reveal.

Conflicting aspirations and one inextinguishable passion.
She needs to hide from the world she once owned. He wants to rise to the top, proving to himself and his friends that he’s always been the heartbeat of the band. Caught between what they need and what they want, Melody and Sean have to decide which is more important—their individual plans for the future or their feelings for one another.

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About the Author

Eden Summers is a true blue Aussie, living in regional New South Wales with her two energetic young boys and a quick witted husband.

In late 2010, Eden’s romance obsession could no longer be sated by reading alone, so she decided to give voice to the sexy men and sassy women in her mind. 

Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.

More prizes will be added to the giveaway once Pre Order targets are reached. For more information check out Eden Summers' Blog

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Her Soldier's Touch by J.M. Stewart - Review

 Her Soldier’s Touch

 by J.M. Stewart


Experience has taught single mother Rachel Madison that the only person she can truly rely on is herself. But what she wants most in the world—to give her son the life she never had growing up—means she must put her faith in a man who once walked out on her.

Retired from the service, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Colten Taylor makes a detour to Phoenix to bury his brother. Nobody is more surprised than he is to see Rachel waiting for him at the airport. He regrets the morning he walked away from her, but coming from an abusive home taught Colt to put limits on all his relationships—especially this one.

So when he discovers he has a son, Colt knows this is a chance to prove to himself he’s not a chip off the old block. Turning his life around doesn’t come naturally, though. Then a drug dealer crops up from his brother’s dark past, threatening their son and forcing Colt and Rachel to face their demons … and each other.

Genre: contemporary romance
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Word Count: 70, 000
Release date: March 16, 2015
ISBN: 9781440581373
ISBN-10: 1440581371


“Maybe I do it to protect you. Did you ever think of that? I don’t do relationships, Rach. You’re better off finding someone who can give you what you need, because I’m not that man.”

That damn stony wall made her want to hit him just to see him react.

She clenched her fists. “Coward.”

Colt’s head jerked in her direction. His gaze seared into her as he studied her.

“I don’t need your protection.” She glared at him. “I’m perfectly capable of looking out for myself.”

He turned his body fully toward her and copied her stance, folding his arms across his chest. “All right. You really want to know what I’m thinking? Telling me you want me because our son needs his father wasn’t what I hoped you’d say. I wanted you to tell me you wanted me. But, I know damn well I have no right to want that, for exactly that reason … I walked out. And, for the record, I didn’t tell you all that stuff that night to scare you. I was being honest.”

His body heat radiated against her side as he closed the distance between them, stepping into her personal space then taking another step, until his scent of soap and man washed over her and his firm body brushed hers. His voice lowered to a husky murmur, his breath whispering across her cheek.

“More than I should have been. Those eyes of yours pull things out of my mouth I shouldn’t say. You’re my ultimate weakness, sweetheart.”


First off, can I just say...drool worthy cover! The cover alone made me want to know what was between the pages!

Colt arrives back home for his brother's funeral with the idea that he could take care o business and leave soon after. After seeing his brother's best friend and his former lover, Rachel, Colt changes his mind and decides to stick around for a bit. Rachel thinks she wants nothing to do with Colt, but, in her heart she knows that he deserves a chance to be a father to their child. Can they both move forward and forget where they came from?

I found this book to be a sweet-n-sexy read, with just the right amount of conflict, confusion, and reconciliation. This is the first time I have read anything by J.M. Stewart, and I will be keeping my eye out for more.

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J.M. Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific Northwest. She’s a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Shade: The Last Riders #6 by Jamie Begley - Review & Giveaway

The Last Riders # 6
By: Jamie Begley  
Releasing March 16th, 2015
Young Ink Press


Want, need, pain, and joy were emotions Shade had never known existed before Lily. He knew the first time he saw her face that she was going to change his life forever. The thing he hadn’t expected was how hard it would be to hide who and what he was from her. 

Each step he took out of the shadows revealed more of himself, until only one secret remained. Shade arrogantly believed he could help heal the wounds from her past, but now it was his own past that was trying to tear them apart.

To keep Lily, Shade would have to use the very skills he had been trying to hide from her. The skills that made him a killer … a soulless monster. 


Before we even get into the book itself...yes, there is some repetitiveness in this book from all the other Last Riders books....BUT, it is from Shade's perspective and that (IMO) gives us a totally new story!

Shade has been my favorite character through out the entire series, so to read this book from his perspective, gives me a whole new insight into the Last Riders and his & Lily's relationship. It is like reading a brand new story (yes, I know some fans have complained) I loved every second I spent reading this book.

We truly get to know Shade and how his mind works in this book..and I just loved that...and Shade! The previous books for me were a great fun read, but this was just freakin' fantastic! Thank You Jamie Begley!

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"I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.
Taking after my mother, I've always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.
For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.
Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.
All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Want Me: Dark Obsession #2 by Cynthia Eden - Review

Want Me
Dark Obsession #2
by Cynthia Eden

She doesn’t play it safe…
Sophie Sarantos has a weakness for dangerous men. She doesn’t like safe lovers—she likes men with a wild, rough edge.  But Sophie may have attracted a lover who is too dangerous, even for her.  Someone is stalking Sophie, slipping into her home, watching her day and night. The stranger seems to know all of Sophie’s darkest secrets, secrets that should never be revealed.
Out of options, Sophie turns to ex-solider Lex Jensen for protection. Lex is part owner of  VJS Protection, Inc., and Sophie hires him as her bodyguard.  She thinks Lex is one of the “good guys” out there, but she couldn’t be more wrong.
He doesn’t play at all…
Lex has his own secrets. Dark, deadly secrets.  And as his feelings for Sophie grow, Lex knows that he is going to have to stop pretending to be a gentleman and, instead, he’ll have to show Sophie who he really is. A man trained to kill. A man too used to evil. A man who will take any risk…as long as he can claim Sophie.
Because there is one thing that Lex wants in this world…one person he desires above all others…Sophie. And no one will hurt her, not on his watch.

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Although Want Me is the second book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone. But, I highly recommend you read book #1 Watch Me (click to see my review).

Sophie is a tough, in your face, take no shit, lawyer with a habit for loving bad boys. Lex is a super sexy man with a dark past and a protective streak a mile wide. Sophie knows she is being stalked and hire Lex and his company to protect her. Can they keep their relationship proffessional? Sophie wants to but Lex doesn't.

Once again Cythia Eden takes us on a fabulous rollar coaster ride of intrigue, suspense, and of course lots of hot lovin'. Another book I read from begining to end without stopping (well, I may have stopped for a snack break) I just couldn't put it down!

I look forward to reading book #3 in the Dark Obsession series, Need Me. I just downloaded it last week....

Author Info:

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller.  Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.
Cynthia is a “hybrid” author. She has published extensively with New York (her New York publishers include Avon, Kensington, Grand Central, and Harlequin), and she has also enjoyed success in her indie writing career.
Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate.  Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Inside The Lines by Ally Bishop - Author Q&A

Inside the Lines         


What happens in love might destroy you...

Or remake you all together.

I make a living offering men and women their ultimate fantasies…as submissives of the mysterious Mistress Hathaway.

I've never surrendered to anyone. That's not the way it works. Or rather, not the way I operate.

But when the gorgeous Fin MacKenzie shows up in my life, he throws everything out of balance.

Now I'm not sure who I am anymore, and I'm questioning everything.

What woman can turn away from a gorgeous Scotsman, especially when he sets her body on fire and her heart ablaze?

I have to stop it…us. I can't keep going like this. It will ruin everything I've worked so hard to build.

Who am I if I surrender to him? Worse yet, who am I if I don't?

 Length: 238 pages
Genre: Sexy romance, erotic romance
Heat rating: Get out your summer wardrobe—things are about to get hot!
You can read Inside the Lines at:
Amazon: http://bit.ly/insidelines
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/insidelinesGR

Q&A with Ally Bishop

              Please tell us a little about yourself….
              I’m a freelance editor and publicist, and I moonlight as an author. J I’ve been writing for pay for years—articles, blog posts, etc.—but my heart has always been in writing novels. I’ve written at least four that will never see the light of day.

              How/when did you decide to write?
              I don’t think I decided. It was always a part of me. I started writing on a Brother electric typewriter when I was eight, and no one could stop me.

              What is one thing about you that your readers would find surprising or never guess about you?
              I’ve been on a high-speed car chase, and I’ve been shot at.

              Tell us a little about your latest book/release/WIP?
              Inside the Lines is a sexy romance about Lux Trace, a Dominatrix at a crossroads: will she always be defined by her sexuality, or does she need something more out of life? When the sexy Scot Fin MacKenzie shows up,  he turns up the heat—and forces Lux to start making choices that she’s not comfortable making. Will she play on the dark side? Or will love show her a new direction?

              What’s one thing that you enjoy most about writing? Least?
              My favorite thing is creating characters that are as real in my head as anyone else I know. Developing them, drawing them out of their shells...there is nothing quite like it. I’m fortunate enough to have had years of experience, so it’s a lot easier now than it was years ago!
              My least favorite part of writing is when the inevitable “stuck” moments arrive. Every writer gets ‘em (even if they deny it), and they can be frustrating to get through! But if you’re willing to turn your story on its head, you’ll find your way.

  • ·         Who is one of your favorite authors that you enjoy reading?
  • ·         Diana Gabaldon – her Outlander series taught me that characters could feel real, could be less than perfect, and could steal your heart.

 Quickie Questions
·         Milk or Dark chocolate?
·         Dark!

·         Coffee or tea?
·         coffee

·         Leather or lace?
·         leather

·         Hard & Fast or Long & Slow?
·         Ooo, depends on my mood. ;)

·         Favorite junk food?
·         Chinese food

·         One thing (object, not people) you can’t live without?
·         My iMac

·         One unusual item in/on/around your workspace?
·         A glass skull with a string of Christmas lights tucked inside – it’s my nightlight. J

·         Favorite adult beverage?
·         Hm...I like several, but my current favorite is whipped cream vodka, Coke, and vanilla ice cream.

Bio for Ally Bishop:

When you do something effortlessly and people commend you continuously, you have found your gift.
That’s what I tell people all the time. And it’s true.
I get story. I always have. I started writing when I was 8 on a Smith Corona (the electronic kind — I’m not THAT old). I wrote stories in every spiral notebook I had. Eventually, I graduated to a Mac (yes, I’m one of THOSE people). I imagined new worlds, emotional conflicts, and HEAs while I waited at stoplights or wandered the grocery store. But here’s the thing: I didn’t just dream it up and write it down — I critiqued what I read. I knew when ideas were good, and when they stunk. I ran writing groups, judged creative contests, and eventually got two graduate degrees in writing. That’s right: I love it that much.
So here I am, years later, writing kickass heroines and devastating good guys, along with some mystery and vampires thrown in (I promise: THEY’RE COMING). And what’s really cool? I do what I love. Wanna write a success story for your life: I promise you, that’s it. Do what you love. And hopefully, you can make a living at it too. That’s the golden ticket, Charlie.
And chocolate doesn’t hurt, either…
The serious stuff:
I have an M.A. in creative writing, as well as an M.F.A. in creative writing with a focus in publishing. I produce two podcasts, host one, and am a freelance editor and publicist over at Upgrade Your Story. In my free time (what is that, exactly?), I read, workout, game, and converse. I’m a high introvert despite my extroverted behaviors, so you’ll find me behind my computer most days. I’m married to the wild and brilliant Billy Crash, have two dogs who are filing to change their species designation to “human,” and can often be found wandering Manhattan in search of the perfect writing spot.

You can find me at Twitter at @upgradestory & @allyabishop, Facebook, Pinterest, and my website.