Saturday, January 31, 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Love in Rewind By Tali Alexander


Tali Alexander


Emily has the life every woman dreams of.
At 29, she has two beautiful kids, a live-in nanny, housekeeper, cook, and every imaginable luxury in the posh Upper East Side townhouse she shares with her drop-dead gorgeous husband, Louis Bruel. His company, Bruel Industries, owns a big chunk of New York City’s most sought-after real estate, and together Emily and Louis embody the perfect hot fairy tale couple for ten happy years of marriage.
But when Louis mysteriously starts pushing Emily away, becoming distant and secretive, she is forced to search for the truth among the lies, scandal and heartbreak of his past that threaten to shatter her world. What she finds out will test the strength of her love and her vows to the man of her dreams.
Can Emily and Louis rewind far enough back to a time when life was simpler and love was all they needed? Follow their story with the help of some of their favorite songs from the 80’s to discover just how deep and how far love will go.
Meet Louis Bruel
Louis Smile
He's a dirty talker....

dirty talker


“Ninety-five days.
That's how long it's been since I last had sex with my husband. I shouldn't be sad or pity myself, right? I live the life! I have a great man who adores and loves me—or did once. Louis works incredibly hard. He has built up his New York-based real estate development firm from nothing to a billion dollar company in less than fifteen years.
We have two beautiful kids: Rose, who just turned eight two weeks ago; and Eric, who's almost four. I gave up running an event planning company with my sister to stay home and be there for the kids and Louis. My husband wanted me to always be available for him.
We live in New York City the majority of the year. Our Upper East Side townhouse was once an embassy and takes up a good half of a city block. If I walk a few feet to the right, I'd be in Central Park, and if I take a few steps to the left, I'd be on Madison Avenue, the shopping mecca for the rich and famous.
I have need for nothing. I have a live-in nanny, a housekeeper, a cook, a driver, a masseuse, and a trainer. However, I would give it all up to have my husband want me like he once did. I'm twenty-nine years old but I feel like I'm eighty. You couldn't tell I suffer from depression and self-loathing by looking at me. On the outside, I'm glowing and happy. I'm skinny thanks to André, my personal trainer. I look twenty-one thanks to Botox and my mom, who's a dermatologist and keeps my skin looking young and flawless. Bergdorf Goodman keeps me dressed like a movie star and yet neither Hermès nor Van Cleef can put a genuine smile on my face these days
Some who don't know me would say Emily Bruel is just another spoiled little rich bitch. Well, that's why I keep my mouth shut. I don't complain. I take it as it comes and yes, I thank my lucky stars. But I'm starting to think that if I keep going at this pace, I'll lose the love of my life.
My husband is the one and only Louis Bruel. He was once deemed New York's most eligible bachelor; now they call him “The Baron of New York Real Estate.” He, like the rest of the world, seems to be oblivious to my dissatisfaction with our love life. He works fourteen-hour days and comes home to the picture perfect family he created. He has provided lavishly for us, and as I already mentioned, we need and want for nothing. Except, of course, the need I have for him to stop ignoring my existence.
When we first met, I was an eighteen-year-old nobody. He was almost thirty years old and very much a somebody. How could I not fall madly in love with the wonderful Louis Bruel all those years ago? Lord knows, every woman who sets eyes upon him still does! Why should I be any different? Besides his obvious sexy good looks, he has this animal magnetism, a kind of swagger that attracts anything in its path. I will never forget that magical night eleven years ago when I first laid eyes on Mr. Louis Bruel. I can see it all play out from the very start. If I close my eyes and rewind, it seems like yesterday.”
i love you
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“Nothing really to tell, what you see is what you get.”I am every woman out there that has fantasies in her head. I am a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a wife, a lover, a mother, and a friend. I happen to also be a Doctor of Pharmacy and a business owner by day, and now a writer by night. Writing and reading help me escape the scary world we live in. I hope my stories help readers experience many different emotions and ultimately, I hope I make them smile…

Writing keeps me sane. I hope reading does the same for you.



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BLOG TOUR: Piercing Ecstasy by Setta Jay SPOTLIGHT

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Happy Release Day to Setta Jay for Piercing Ecstasy!

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*Erotic Paranormal Romance*

After a hellish month of searching, Immortal warrior Jax and his brethren, the Guardians of the Realms, are nowhere near finding the sleeping God who was stolen by their enemy. As if that isn't problem enough, after millennia, other Guardians are dropping like flies to the mating frenzy. Jax never dreamed he could be next. After all, he’s too flawed, his sexual appetite too insatiable to ever be completely fulfilled by one being. Could a lone female even handle his needs let alone quench his never ending desire?

Ileana lives a solitary life in the shadows, a ghost thirsting for vengeance. A warrior Ailouros, half cat, whose sheer existence has been kept secret by a special ability no one can know exists, she is closed off and trusts no one. After thousands of years spent in near isolation while hunting her prey, she has finally found a clue leading to the location of her enemy. Revenge is at hand.

When a fantastically hot Guardian unknowingly puts himself in the middle of a deadly intrigue, nearly ruining her careful plans, Ileana is forced to make a choice. Her one chance at finding vengeance will hinge on hurling them both into piercing ecstasy.

Warning: This book is intended for an adult audience. There are dirty talking Guardians with bad language, some violence, and explicit scenes hot enough to give you cat scratch fever.

About the Author:

The sad truth is that I'm not nearly as entertaining as fiction. *Wink* I am a thirty-seven year old stay at home writer, thanks to my incredibly supportive husband. We've been together for thirteen years and I still love waking up next to that sexy man. We lost our furry child recently, so we are childless at the moment. Our whole world revolved around her. Needless to say, I love animals, especially dogs. Okay, maybe not all animals, I'm not a super big fan of monkeys. Any animal that throws their feces kind of eeks me out. I may, or may not, have a problem with candy. I love any research that leads to Neiman Marcus' online shoe department. Spreadsheets give me way more happiness than they should. I love to read, the dirtier the better. It all started with the naughty historical romances by Judith McNaught that I devoured as a teenager. I love reading about hot, sexy alpha males and heroines that are smart enough to live.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

REVIEW: The Tempted by Donna Grant

The Tempted by Donna Grant

New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant returns to the Highlands in the third book in her sizzling Rogues of Scotland series complete with breathtaking romance and the enchantment of the paranormal.

Stefan Kennedy was cursed by a gypsy and sentenced to a prison of darkness and despair. A hell that only served to feed the monster within. Unexpectedly released from his mystical cell, he’s engulfed by fury and overcome by his need for vengeance until a beautiful and caring woman unexpectedly tames his inner beast. With just one touch, she makes his rage fade away. Stefan knows that he owes it to his friends to find out what happened to them after their run-in with the gypsy, but the mysterious and enchanting Morvan may be a temptation that he cannot resist.

Morvan has always been a child of the forest. She spends her days using her unique gifts to calm and heal the animals she encounters near her woodland cottage. But when she finds herself compelled across clan borders to a mysterious cliff with a wall of strange etchings, she’s helpless to resist. Somehow, Morvan magically brings forth a stranger seemingly more beast than man, yet despite the inherent dangers, she's driven to help the handsome Highlander. While his appearance in her life may end up shattering the peace she’s worked so hard to find, he could also prove to be the man of her dreams.

This all-new, never-before-published novella is approximately 20-25,000 words.

Book 3 in the Rogues of Scotland series starts the same as its predecessors, 1427 Scotland with Ronan, Morcant, Daman, and Stefan headed into the gypsy camp for some carnal pleasures. Only this time, we get the entire account of happenings from Stefan’s point of view!
After seeing the gypsy woman curing Ronan and then Morcant, Stefan felt hus anger that he had worked so hard to keep in check, snap. Jumping to the aid of his friends, only to find himself stricken with the same fated curse as his friends. Darkness, solitude, and time.
We fast forward to 1609 and are introduced to an amazing woman named Morvan. An orphan that’s lived in the woods her entire life, and at that, has been alone since she was eight years old. She has… a power..? Well, let’s just say she has a way with the animals. She helps them when stuck or injured and can calm them with just a simple touch.
When fate places her path directly across Stefan’s, his anger, palpable and erupting, she unknowingly tames his ferocity.
I loved the way Morvan wasn’t afraid to go for what she wanted.
Stefan runs into a few fights leaving him wounded and thus Morvan, being the compassionate soul that she is… helps him.
I adored how even though Stefan was trying to walk away that be basically walked in spiraled circles for nearly a week. When Morcant jumped on his back I physically jumped in my seat.
This book is a novella and therefore is a quick paced story, but even at that, the only questions I’m left with from this story are…

      1.) Where is Daman and what happened on his end…?
      2.) Who is the mysterious gypsy woman in the future that doesn’t speak a word…?
Alas, all I can do is read on and await book 4!

I give this book 5 of 5 shields!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

REVIEW: The Hunger by Donna Grant

The Hunger by Donna Grant

New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant returns to the Highlands in the second book in her scorching Rogues of Scotland series complete with breathtaking romance and the enchantment of the paranormal

Cursed by a gypsy and banished to a realm of darkness for over two hundred years, Morcant Banner resigns himself to an eternity of torture. With need and frustration his ever-present companions, he’s given up hope of ever seeing his friends again, let alone knowing the pleasures of a woman. When he is suddenly freed from his prison by a very beautiful, very wary woman, he’s forced to face a reality much different from the one he remembers. A reality without the men he once called brothers, but with Leana who makes him hunger like no other…

Introverted and guarded, Leana freely admits that she prefers the quiet of the forest to the company of people. She’s comfortable in her independence and enjoys her solitude. When she stumbles upon a mysterious man unconscious in the forest, the very same man she’s had a vision about, she begins to believe in the magic the villagers whisper about. Because only magic could explain the uncontrollable, irresistible longing she feels for the handsome Morcant. But can she give in to her desires, knowing that he could leave her like everyone else?

This all-new, never-before-published novella is approximately 20-25,000 words.

The Hunger begins just the same as The Craving had, back in the 1400’s with Ronan and his three friends Daman, Stefan, and Morcant. Only this book was from Morcant’s POV. Morcant in the beginning of this story heard the words of a gypsy woman and assumed she meant one thing and bedded her as well. Only apparently she really was supposed to be someone very important person in the gypsy community and future of their families, so… Morcant, taking her innocence was a big deal. But after that, he went to stick up for Ronan and stop Ilinca, the gypsy that cursed Ronan, only to have a curse of his own. Also in a dark, silent, solitude of nearly 200 years of a prison, he was cursed similarly to Ronan had been in book 1.
I was pulled into this book so quickly that I had to force myself to slow down and really absorb the information, paying attention to the details laid in all over the place and not read like I was starving for the next page... lol
Leana is a very strong woman, been left behind by pretty much everyone in her life by her entire family’s passing away slowly, and some abruptly. She has had to figure out a lot on her own, hunting, cooking, protecting herself... It is 1609 you know… a lone woman was a risk of being taken advantage of… Leana also has visions, which is what brings her and Morcant to meet. Leana inadvertently releases Morcant from his prison and feeds him dinner… this was just the beginning of a few stubborn events haha! Morcant had always been a free soul, sort of “looking for something” per his mother. He never had a feeling of belonging and fullness, he was always just a shell of what he could be.
Until Leana… The pure animal magnetism and raw emotion, that went along with the two of them was awe striking to say the least.
During the battle… wait, no… Leana had a vision while she was with Morcant that had me thinking and the way everything came together worked out splendidly. Enough so, that I giggled out loud with something like “He’s right there!!” and “Ha! Just look at em go! Wait till they see it!” so loudly in a silent room that my fiancé thought I had lost my mind… gave me one of those “smile and wave boys” sort of look haha!!!
This book leaves me to where I can’t wait to read what the fate of Stefan and Daman had happen to them and if they too suffered a 200 year curse as well… and why.

I give this book 5 out of 5 shields! 



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

REVIEW: Four Days by Dannika Dark

Four Days by Dannika Dark

Ivy believes every life must have balance, and during the past year, she's found harmony living with the Weston pack. When an evil spirit from her past threatens her wolf, it sets off a chain reaction of events that alters the course of her destiny.

Lorenzo Church is a powerful, wealthy Packmaster who rules his pack through intimidation and order. He has vowed to never love a woman because love can destroy an empire. But chaos is fast approaching in the form of a Shifter named Ivy--a Native American, like him, who has invaded his dreams since the moment they met. She is spirited, wise, and unattainable.

In an unexpected turn of events, Ivy must choose whether or not to let go of the one person she has always loved. Lorenzo discovers the root of her courage but will never win her as his mate unless he learns to listen to his heart.
Destiny will find you



This is book four in Dannika’s Seven Series and let me tell you, I was sooo excited to read this one even more than the last! When I saw the cover, I was beside myself to get to read Ivy’s story!!
The first few pages gives us a trickle of something that has come forward from Five Weeks that honestly made me squeal and go back and read the last chapter to make sure I hadn’t missed something… so for that, Well done Dannika!!
Ivy is a new addition to the Weston Pack due to Austin owing her father a favor and trading Ivy over… Ivy is a very reserved woman. She’s not a hothead but she holds her ground. She doesn’t say much, but when she speaks, it’s best to listen and have a think about what was spoken, because it’s most often profound in nature and weaved like a beautiful web…
Ivy sees Lorenzo as a bit pretentious and even more pompous of a showoff who flashes  both his position and wealth around flaunting them, which may swoon some women, but to her… she’s different… this means diddley to Ivy..
As with the theme from the last couple books in the Seven Series, Ivy’s past come back to haunt her. But her past has got to be the worst one so far and she ends up getting hurt. With Ivy’s past, it isn’t just a good thing or person that’s difficult in the beginning… it’s bad and must be stopped A clash of events that all happened too fast to stop, puts Ivy and Lorenzo in close personal quarters for four days and in that short time… magic happens as Ivy learns as does Lorenzo.
I loved this book and the fact that Ivy didn’t just fall into Enzo’s arms was great… Dannika did a great job with this one and I can’t wait to see how she tops this one!!
Be sure to grab this series at book one “Seven Years” here (AmazonUS) so that you can understand everything and can get the rest of the books in the series!!

I give this book 5 of 5 shields!! 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

REVIEW: The Craving by Donna Grant

The Craving by Donna Grant

Resigned to a lonely life after a fierce betrayal of the man who broke her spirit, Meg Alpin retreats to her family’s castle. In her pursuit to move on with her life, she uncovers long buried secrets and discovers something magical amidst the furniture in the tower. In one instant, her dull world is given bright new meaning in the form of a Highlander too magnificent, too handsome to be real.


Cursed and caged in a mirror by a gypsy, Ronan Galt’s existence is complete darkness and unquenchable need. When he’s brought back into the light, his distrust of women is at odds with his instant attraction to the beautiful and strong Meg. In his quest to be free of his prison, he will learn the true meaning of love – but will it be too late to claim the woman that was destined to be his?

This is the first book in Donna's Rogues of Scotland series and WOW! I realize its a fast read and all, but I so loved this book.

Ronan and meg both have trust issues when it pertains to the opposite sex. This book was so amazing to get to read as we went through the repair of the two working together to prove that everything has a reason.

I loved that this wasn't instant romance either though! I have been getting quite bored with man meets woman, woman is swept off her feet, love at first sight, HEA.. So the way Donna kept us on our toes with this one was very lovely.

After the end of Donna's Dark Warrior Series, I was looking forward to this book as I can never get enough of Donna's Scottish Highlanders *SWOON*

Anywho... There is quite a bit I have guessed to be coming up in the next books but that is okay because it makes me want NEED more!!

I give this book 5 out of 5 shields!!