Thursday, September 22, 2016

Our Reviews of Distrust by T.L. Smith!!!

Title: Distrust
Author: TL Smith
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 21
She was a ghost, in heels.

She was there, then she wasn’t.

She would play with my emotions like a well-played guitar.

Then she would disappear. Making me want to strangle her.

Maybe she wasn’t a ghost, maybe she was the giver of sin. Because we sinned every time we touched, every time she was near.

Her lips were shaped like a heart, deceiving you at every word.

Her body was created straight from my fantasies, one I craved to bend to my will.

Her heart, well, who the hell knew. She kept that shit locked tight.

And I couldn’t find the key.

Darra's Review:

I was shocked that this book came out so quickly after T.L. Smith's latest, Red. Surprise! This is not part of the Black series. It is a standalone. There are some f'ed up characters in this book. We are fans of the out of control, psycho, past needing therapy people. That is why T.L. Smith writes the perfect book for that.

It is hard to understand Kazier but at times he is translucent. The Russian mafia is crazy and would not want to know them. Saying they are ruthless is not a strong enough word to explain them. However the world of mafia's are picture perfect. Although Kazier is scary, he is a big ball of mush. He does have the caveman mentality and is a bit obsessed with Elina. I pinned it fairly quickly who she belonged with. How could Kazier feel so close to Elina without knowledge of who she is. All based on sex. It was hard to see why he thought she was so great.
I liked Elina once she came clean with who she really is. Not always as tough as she tries to act. Loved Freya. No crap kind of mentality. There is a character named Death. Wow. Talk about one of the most jaw dropping characters I have read. I can't explain anymore on him(He has a book of his own. Coming soon).
Distrust was not my favorite by T.L. Smith. I don't think their connection was as strong as past couples in her other books. I love T.L., but I needed more to unfold to grab my attention. Less confusion and more understanding of how their relationship would work.

I rate the book a 4 out of 5.  

Sunny's Review:

This book is a very quick read. I finished it in less than a day and it was pretty good. You have several different families that are all fighting for control of the city. The Italians and Russians are the main ones and Kazier is in charge of the Russians.

Kazier is kind of an alpha in that he is in charge of the family and has everyone scared of him. He is also a little crazy. He took blood lust to a whole new level. Elina is his one weakness. She has played with his head for the last two years. Kazier is supposed to be getting married since he has taken over the family business. Freya has been promised by her family to marry Kazier and while they are not in love she is not putting up Elina.

There is a lot of action in this book and that kept it interesting. I can honestly say that I don't like Kazier or Elina. I feel like Kazier wanted to be tough and in charge but at the end of the day he was only listening to the incorrect head. Elina was just using her body to mess with his mind. I loved Freya, Anton and even Death. They added some comic relief and helped make the book a little better. 

I am giving this book 4 stars out of 5. I think most people will love it and I think that you should get the book and try it out. 

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About the Author

T.L Smith Lover of chocolate, books, but mostly words.

T.L Smith loves to travel, loves to shop for books, sometimes shoes ;-)

Don't be shy about contacting T.L Smith, she doesn't bite, hard!

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BLUE by Jill Patten is LIVE!!!!


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He is a thief.

She is his victim.

Lance King, known as Blue, is the charming, local surfer bad boy everyone falls for. This comes in handy since he enjoys taking advantage of privileged college kids as they throw money around wherever they go. What turns out to be a typical spring break quickly changes when he meets the one tourist who exceeds his expectations.

Phoebe McCormick is on her way to having the time of her life. With Panama City Beach in her sights, and her two best friends by her side, the possibilities are endless, or so she thinks. What she isn’t expecting is Blue, the local surfer to nearly ruin her long anticipated spring break. Her carefree attitude and his charismatic personality is the perfect combination for a successful friendship, but their relationship turns out to be anything but. Once the fantasy world of spring break is over and life resumes in Pennsylvania, a secret she thought she’d be able to keep hidden emerges, making it difficult to ignore.

He steals her money, but she will steal something far more valuable from him — a memento that will forever change his life.

She is a thief.

He is her victim.

**This is a standalone**

As I approach the pier, I notice someone spinning around clumsily. The way their slender body moves about in the shadows tells me it’s a female. I pick up the pace as I see her dance closer to the water. With the tide up, underneath the pier is the worst place a person can be, much less by themselves. Her arms are flowing out by her sides as she dances around like a ballerina, and her eyes are closed as she sings a song I’ve never heard before. She has a pleasant sound to her voice, but she can’t carry a tune for shit. Talk about an odd combination. She’s either drunk off her ass or she has a carefree spirit.

Like a creepy stalker, I watch her carelessly. My eyes drink in her slender legs reaching for miles until they meet the round curve of her ass. And a fine ass it is. The front of my shorts slightly tightens. My feet draw me toward her of their own accord.

Before I can reach her, she trips over her own feet and lands face first in the water. Wrapping my arm around her tiny waist, I pull her out with one clean sweep. She stares at me with wide eyes then suddenly busts out into a fit of giggles. Her breath circles around my face, and my earlier guess is right—she’s drunk. Her lanky arms wrap around my neck with more strength than I thought she had, and her mouth is on mine before I even know what is happening.

I let her kiss me. From what I’ve seen, she’s cute and sexy enough for my taste. Even though her movements are sloppy from her inebriated state, her tongue caresses mine with precise grace, and it ignites a spark within me.

The taste of alcohol on her lips reminds me of her drunkenness. As much as I like the way she tastes and the way her tight little body rubs up against mine, I know it has to stop. When I try to pull away, she grips the back of my head and holds me in place. It’s just a kiss, right? Who am I to reject someone coming onto me as hard as she is?

“Lie down,” she commands, so I do what she says.

I’m still fully clothed with only my shorts unbuttoned and unzipped. When the hell did that happen?

For someone as wasted as her, she has stealth moves when it comes to getting what she wants. Her hands are inside my shorts with fingers eagerly wrapping around my hard-on. “Fuck me,” she breathes against my lips.

Fuck! I groan to myself. Maybe this isn’t just a kiss after all. I know I shouldn’t follow through with her request but, God, she’s turning me the fuck on with just those two words. What am I supposed to do now? She climbs over me, straddles my waist, and then lifts herself up just enough to align my dick to where we both want it to be. I’m so hard by her bold confidence.

She’s drunk.

She’s vulnerable.

She’s not going to remember.

As much as it kills me to do so, I sit up, forcing her to scoot back until her butt is on the sand. I take her forearm and pull it until her hand is free from the inside of my shorts. My dick twitches in protest and my balls are going to hate me in the next few minutes. I’ve never in my life purposely given myself a case of blue balls.

She frowns at me as she shimmies out of her panties then shoots me a drunken grin when she tosses them close to the water. “I have something to show you,” she sings as she teasingly inches her dress up the top of her thighs. Beautiful thighs, I might add. God, the ache in my lower belly is starting to set in.

“No, no, no, you don’t want to do that,” I retort while I try to pull her short dress back down.

“You’re such a party-pooper,” she whines. She’s literally sitting there with her plump bottom lip pooched out while looking at me with hooded eyes.

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Jill Patten was born a Yankee, but raised a southerner. She lives in the small town of Mayberry, North Carolina which was made famous by a popular TV show back in the sixties. (Maybe there will one day be a statue of her at the end of Main Street. Ha! A girl can dream, right?)

Jill has always loved to read, even during reading labs in middle school for reading comprehension. Judy Blume was her first author she hero-worshipped, maturing to revere the works of Stephen King. With all the fantastic authors today, she simply cannot choose a favorite. Her taste is very eclectic and she loves almost all genres. When she's not captivated by her fictional characters, she spends time with her sweet husband and two beautiful children.

Music is her muse. Jill also loves elephants, sarcasm, and anything made with sugar, especially sweet tea. She enjoys all things rude and crude and laughs at stuff she probably shouldn't. She has been accused of being bossy a time or two, but doesn't really see it herself.

All in all, Jill is just a small town girl in this great big world trying to enable your book addiction.

Oh, and if you read her book, please leave her a review - good or bad, she'll love you forever.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn! Review and Giveaway!

We're so excited about the release of STROKED LONG by Meghan Quinn! 
STROKED LONG by Meghan Quinn
Scheduled to release: September 20, 2016
Sports Romance
Cover Designed by: Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae
From his dirty-blond hair and breathtaking smile, to the abs from heaven and the irresistible V in his waistline, everything about Bodi Olympic-gold-medalist Banks screams hot piece of @$$.

Yet there’s more.

Dark shadows lurk behind his soulful, serious eyes.

I’m enamored. He’s captured me.

How can running an art foundation with Bodi Banks turns into a slow-burning, epic romance, even though he tries to push me away at every chance? How can I stay away from a broken, routine-driven man whose soul cries to be forgiven for a crime only he believes he committed? Or is that a lie?

**STROKED LONG can be read as a stand alone.

Darra's Review:

Meghan has never failed us. She has always wrote the best characters and for that, I truly love her! Makes me laugh every time and each book seems to get better and better. No lie, I squeal when I get the opportunity to read her next book. I want to do a "Love Meghan Like We Do" giveaway and give away her books so everyone that follows are blog or Facebook can get the chance to love her stories as much as we do. Pulling an Oprah here!

I loved Stroked. Reese was great. You got a small taste of Bodi in that book. However I had no idea what I was getting myself into when reading more about him. He is one of my favorite book boyfriends. I want to swaddle him like a baby and never let him go. I literally sigh each time I think of him. He had such an awful thing happen to him that changed his life forever. The child he was before no longer exists. And is not living life to his full potential. This is his story about moving on and enjoying life. All because of Ruby. I can write a short story about how much I love Bodi. I don't like to share, but I am willing for everyone else to explain how much they love him as well.

Ruby is really cute. The girl you want as your best friend. She has a heart of gold and you are rooting for her to break down Bodi's concrete wall so they can be together. Truly did love her personality and did not annoy me one bit. Winning!

How do I rate this. 10 gold medals! Bursting with enjoyment and now I just want to read it all over again. I am holding up my boom box in the air outside Meghan's house right now. J/K. That would be creepy and wake up the baby. I cannot wait for Stroked Hard. ***Another sigh***

Sunny's Review:

I love this series!! Stroked was great and I loved it. I really wanted to read Hollis' story and was a little sad that Bodi came first. I am so happy with Bodi's story!!! Now I feel a little bad that I don't think Hollis will be able to hold a candle to Bodi but I am looking forward to seeing if he can.

Bodi is so freaking amazing. You see a little bit of him in Stroked and he comes off as aloof and no real personality. You have no clue what is going on with him. He had a horrible tragedy in his life as a teenager and it seriously shaped so much of him. He basically fakes what he needs to in the public eye and is a mess in the rest of his life. I fell so hard for Bodi and I think it is because there is so much inside of him that you just want to fix and then make him realize that he can live a normalish life. Bodi is so protective of the people in his life. You get to meet Eva, his sister and we get to see a little bit more of Lauren, who had a cameo in Stroked. I love them both!!!!

Ruby is ridiculous and hilarious!!! I realize those could be the same thing but they are not in her case. She is super sweet and a great person that totally loves life and tries to make the people around her happy. I love her. (Yes, there is a lot of love in this review) She does not hold Bodi's issues against him and tries to help him when she can.

I can't believe I am going to say this but as of right now this might be my FAVORITE Meghan book. I am agreeing with Darra, 10 Gold Medals all the way! I don't know how she will top this one. I loved all the characters, except Bellini but I do love to hate her.

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STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Released: July 19, 2016
Cover Designer: Murphy Rae

Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god.

His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water.

On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, only covered up by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal.

I hate to admit it, but I’m head over heels infatuated with him.

There is one HUGE problem though. His achingly gorgeous abs, inked up arm, and cocky swagger belong to my boss, the high-profile, reality star bitch from hell and certified heinous human being, Bellini Chambers.

What I think is going to be an easy job assisting a glorified wench turns into a cluster f*ck of epic proportions.

About the Author:

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if "It's Raining Men" starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing... enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Distrust by T.L. Smith is now available!

Title: Distrust
Author: TL Smith
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 21
She was a ghost, in heels.

She was there, then she wasn’t.

She would play with my emotions like a well-played guitar.

Then she would disappear. Making me want to strangle her.

Maybe she wasn’t a ghost, maybe she was the giver of sin. Because we sinned every time we touched, every time she was near.

Her lips were shaped like a heart, deceiving you at every word.

Her body was created straight from my fantasies, one I craved to bend to my will.

Her heart, well, who the hell knew. She kept that shit locked tight.

And I couldn’t find the key.

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About the Author

T.L Smith Lover of chocolate, books, but mostly words.

T.L Smith loves to travel, loves to shop for books, sometimes shoes ;-)

Don't be shy about contacting T.L Smith, she doesn't bite, hard!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hidden Souls: Descendants of Arcos by JP Uvalle!!!!

Book: Descendants of Arcos (Hidden Souls)
Author: J.P. Uvalle
Genre: Paranormal Romance


His Legacy.
The World's Destruction.
One War
One Soul Mate
One Descendant
One Decision
Could Destroy the World.
Xandra Kallan - a homicide detective, battles internal turmoil, suffering the aftermath of being caught in the middle of a war, which has left her without the person she needs the most. With her eyes open to the truth and her tortuous past unearthed, she seeks solitude, leaving her haunting past, soul mates, and the place she used to call home in the rearview to soul search with her trusty canine companion by her side - her shield from evil. 
Will the truth set her free or will her past catch up with her?
On her road to freedom, Xandra finds herself on the campus of Colorado State University. And reminiscing of her old college days, she decides to re-enter the world of education to become a veterinarian. Little does she anticipate; she will run into a soul just as lost as her. Just as dark. A descendant. And there's more to this soul that meets the eye.
In the battle between descendants and soul mates, which side will she choose?
When Xandra gains more knowledge about Arcos, she is forced to choose - a decision that could affect the survival of mankind. 
Will Xandra make the right decision this time around or will she once again, get caught up in the flames?

Darra's Review:

The first book, Hidden Souls was amazing. So once we saw the opportunity to review this book, we were all over it. Seriously, even if you are not into Paranormal Romance, anyone would enjoy both books.
Hidden Souls had a huge cliffhanger that may have caused chaos in my mind. I could not wait to get some resolution to the first book. I did not get that. Left again with a cliffhanger and saying WTF out loud.
Xandra planned to leave what was her town behind. To never return to he haunted by who she lost. Her soul mate. This part can be confusing. This is a struggle against the good and the bad people. All Xandra's mission is to protect the ones she loves and keep the peace. It was rough for her. I felt more in touch with Xandra in this book than the first. Only because she lives a life no other person can handle. Strength is not a strong enough word to explain who she is.
So many people in this book. Darius is one you will fall in love with. Just a great guy that loves unconditionally. Despite the havoc of Xandra's life. Loyal thru the entire book. I am rooting for him on the HEA.
Some of the bad guys show back up and makes Xandra's life a nightmare once again. But that is what makes a book interesting! There was action till the last page. I know the fallout and ending will come in the next book, but I wish there were many more books. So much happens and I need resolution for every character!

I rate the book a 4.7 out of 5. Could not stop reading and had my life on hold for 5 hours. Could not put this book down. Descendants of Arcos is the book I always enjoy to read the most. JP did a fantastic job evolving characters to be so much more. 

Sunny's Review:

I have been waiting for this book to come out for so long. I really loved the first book in this series and I was not disappointed in this book. You do have to read these books in order so if you have not read the first one, stop reading this review and go get it. You will be lost and nothing will make sense if you don't read Resurrection of Sin. 

This book picks up where the last book ended. Xandra has taken off for Colorado and is trying to get her life back under control after the disaster in Groverton. As soon as she gets to CSU she runs into another soul and everything gets sideways again. She meets Walter and Darius, as well as a few other people. She realizes that she recognizes their souls and tries to do everything she can to save them. Darius is pretty great and falls for Xandra immediately. Normally this would annoy me in a book but I understand why it is happening here. 

I don't want to give too much away so I will not go too deep into the plot. I am not going to lie, I did need to go back and reread the end of the first book so that I could refresh my memory. I am giving this book 4.6 stars out of 5. It is really good and I can't wait for more. 

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"You've made your point. You’re a legend; everyone knows your name. Now stop. You don't have to be this person anymore."
"Stop? What difference would it make? The damage is done. This is who I am," he growled, pounding his fist to his chest.
"This is not who you are; this is what you want everyone to believe. But I know the truth, you’re just like your father. Underneath all that hostility and rage, is a good man. And it would make a huge difference to me if you'd try to change," I said, giving him my irresistible big eyes.
He answered with a sigh.
"All I'm asking is for you to try."
"Because...I want to learn how to love you."

Author Bio

 J. P. Uvalle is a beautifully twisted soul who has a passion for writing paranormal romance and has the divine ability to make the unbelievable, believable. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs, went to Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and graduated with an Associate's degree in Applied Science and Technology. JP works part-time as an ICU technician in Highlands Ranch, Colorado at an emergency/specialty hospital.   Aside from being a technician and a writer, she runs two businesses in her spare time ~ Beautifully Twisted Publishing, and Mary Kay. On top of that, she also contributes her time to the Beneath the Ashes Blog as a Promotions Manager.   When she's not saving lives, coming up with her next plot twist or making women feel pretty & pampered, she's spending time with family and friends.

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Book One ~ Resurrection of Sin. Nominated in both paranormal and fantasy categories for the Summer Indie Book Awards 2016!

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