Archive | December 2014

RAZE by TILLIE COLE

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Author: Tillie Cole

Age group: Mature new adult

Genre: Dark contemporary romance

Release date: 30th December 2014

 

SYNOPSIS

To take back life, one must first face death…

One man stripped of his freedom, his morals…his life.

Conditioned in captivity to maim, to kill and to slaughter, prisoner 818 becomes an unremorseful, unrivaled and unstoppable fighter in the ring. Violence is all he knows. Death and brutality are the masters of his fate.

After years of incarceration in an underground hell, only one thought occupies his mind: revenge…bloody, slow and violent revenge.

Revenge on the man who lied.

Revenge on the man who wronged him.

Revenge on the man who condemned him and turned him into this: a rage-fueled killing machine. A monster void of humanity; a monster filled with hate.

And no one will stand in the way of getting what he wants.

One woman stripped of her freedom, her morals…her life.

Kisa Volkova is the only daughter of Kirill ‘The Silencer’ Volkov, head of the infamous ‘Triad’ bosses of New York’s Russian Bratva. Her life is protected. In reality, it’s a virtual prison. Her father’s savage treatment of his rivals and his lucrative and coveted underground gambling ring—The Dungeon—ensures too many enemies lurk at their door.

She dreams to be set free.

Kisa has known only cruelty and loss in her short life. As manager of her father’s death match enterprise, only grief and pain fill her days. Her mafia boss father, in her world, rules absolute. And her fiancé, Alik Durov, is no better; the Dungeon’s five-time champion, a stone-cold killer, the treasured son of her father’s best friend, and her very own—and much resented—personal guard. Unrivaled in both strength and social standing, Alik controls every facet of Kisa’s life, dominates her every move; keeps her subdued and dead inside…then one night changes everything.

While working for her church—the only reprieve in her constant surveillance—Kisa stumbles across a tattooed, scarred, but stunningly beautiful homeless man on the streets. Something about him stirs feelings deep within her; familiar yet impossibly forbidden desires. He doesn’t talk. Doesn’t communicate with anyone. He’s a man beyond saving, and a man she must quickly forget…for both their sakes.

But when weeks later, out of the blue and to her complete surprise, he’s announced as the replacement fighter in The Dungeon, Kisa knows she’s in a whole lot of trouble. He’s built, ripped and lethally unforgiving to his opponents, leaving fear in his wake and the look of death in his eyes.

Kisa becomes obsessed with him. Yearns for him. Craves his touch. Needs to possess this mysterious man…this man they call Raze.

EXCERPT

“God bless you, child… God bless you… You always take such good care of me.”  Continue reading

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RAZE by TILLIE COLE

 FOUR STARS

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

To say the author has written an all-out no holds barred story, would be an understatement. This is a challenging read and I didn’t get to the end unscathed. From the first page, I had a strong suspicion that the ride was going to be a hard one and I wasn’t mistaken. Every imaginable feeling hit me like a ton of bricks so if violence in the first degree isn’t your cuppa, my advice to you is read the blurb before one-clicking. The baddie is such an evil character that regardless of my need to jump into my Kindle and strangle him, I most certainly wouldn’t have been able to knock off a psychopath hell-bent on one thing only. Death!

Quote: “…this was no threat; it was what Alik did. He killed.”

Kisa is the one and only person that has the ability to calm him down. And only slightly at that. Alik’s way of letting off steam is simply abusive and makes the word brutal look pathetic. He is not though. Ooh no, he is the best killing machine The Dungeon has ever had in the New York Russian Mafia. Driven by the fact that one day he will inherit it all, makes him unstoppable. No opponent is a match… He has no remorse, no ethics, no fear and the author has described his persona down to such perfection that he scared me shitless!

Quote: “Where the fuck have you been?” he snarled, the hand on my left bicep inevitably moving upward to clutch the back of my neck.”

Kisa is his world. She is so meek and mild that at times I got really mad with her. I couldn’t understand why her father never stood up for her. Alik cannot survive without this young woman. Like him, she was born into the ‘family’. She does what is expected of her and never questions. Alik dominates her to the point of dismay. However, she has a secret that has never been told. Ah, this my dear readers, this is the backbone of a story which will have you reading quicker than quick.

Quote: “So you know, 818, I can still taste her dripping pussy in my mouth. I just fucked her hard, real hard.”

Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of this story. The protagonist. My heart bled for ‘818’. You won’t forget this number easily. Branded with it since a teenager, he is treated like a ferocious beast in a place comparable with hell. The Gulag. However, he is not sure why he is there, or why his very soul pleads for vengeance. Deception rules, abuse stronger. Will he have his comeuppance? Does this man have an angel, a saviour who is capable of helping him recuperate everything he has lost? You can’t help but love this man who doesn’t understand the word love. He had a long time ago. All he needs is the right person to show him that it does exist and what it means.

Quote: “Those eyes…those eyes were imprinted into my brain, they were soldered onto my soul. My voice was stolen by shock of what I’d just seen.”

This isn’t a lovey dovey read. It is beyond harsh and nothing that I expected from this author. She has managed to make my stomach turn inside out, my nerves jump out of my skin and my hair stand on end. You Ms. Cole, are a phenomenal writer. I haven’t awarded your book five stars, which I might add was impeccably written and highly recommendable to those who enjoy dark reads, solely because I am not a lover this kind of genre. I cannot dispute that your penmanship is above excellence. Bravo to you!

 

 

THE LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE by HELENA HUNTING

 

Title: The Librarian Principle

Author: Helena Hunting

Date of publication: 21st December, 2014

Genre: Adult Fiction, Erotic, Romantic Comedy

SYNOPSIS

Annaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it’s even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both.

As the new librarian at a prestigious small-town private high school, Liese is drawn to her sexy, charismatic principal, Ryder Whitehall—an attraction she refuses to acknowledge given their relationship and her recent liberation from a delusional ex-boyfriend.

Liese is certain Ryder’s flirtation is the product of her sex-deprived imagination—until he discovers her digital porn stash during working hours and demands a private meeting. Behind closed doors, their attraction explodes into a dangerous, passionate affair that not only threatens their jobs and reputations, but most of all, their hearts.

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BLOG TOUR: ONE LOVE (Gypsy Brothers Book Seven) by LILI SAINT GERMAIN

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Are you ready for the conclusion to

The Gypsy Brother’s Series?

ONE LOVE IS LIVE!

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One Love (Gypsy Brothers, Book Seven)

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Blurb

*The final book in the #1 iBooks bestselling Gypsy Brothers series*

Will Julz complete her mission for vengeance against the Gypsy Brothers? Or is Dornan still one step ahead?

More shocking secrets will come to light and lives will be lost in this final, devastating instalment of the Gypsy Brothers series.

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COVER REVEAL: OUT IN TIME by GREY COLE

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Title: Out in Time

Author: Grey Cole

Release date: December 29, 2014

Genre: M/M / Gay Erotica / Contemporary Romance

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Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

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Synopsis

A closeted football star. An out and proud photographer. And a road trip.
Wade Truman had grown accustomed to admiring Heath Taylor from afar. Now, years of denying himself and the irresistible Heath are wreaking havoc on Wade’s resolve. The odds are stacked against them … they’re graduating college soon. Wade just signed a multimillion dollar football deal—thrusting him even further into the spotlight. Not to mention, what would the gorgeously refined Heath want with a small town jock boy like himself anyway?
Heath grew up privileged, accepted, and out. And the two hells he swore he would never put himself through—crushing on a straight guy and being anyone’s dirty little secret—have presented themselves in one sweet talkin’, dream hauntin’ package. One weekend with Wade, and Heath’s sure the devil himself has come a-knockin’.
Warning: Contains Southern accents wielded like weapons of desire, a snarky, do-gooder Pennsylvanian, and two boys deserving of true love.
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Teaser

Wade Truman was untouched—the knowledge rushed Heath’s brain and dizzied him. His desire was a tangible thing that crawled and ached and keened. Mine, he thought. A fierce possessive streak staggered him. A snarky gay boy from Pittsburgh didn’t do caveman. He wanted to be done by caveman. But, Heath had never wanted anything more than Wade—his Southern gentleman fantasy come to life. “Mine,” he rasped as Wade’s flesh pebbled under hand. “Mine,” he growled.

All rights reserved. Copyright Grey Cole 2014.

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About the Author

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Grey Cole is the deviant, alternate persona of an already established sweet, yet angsty, love story writer. Grey always dreamt of writing those same kind of love stories featuring hot male-on-male action. Thus, Grey purged all those dirty thoughts onto the page and has now struck out on her own to share that passion with you.

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GIBSON’S LEGACY by K. L. SHANDWICK

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Title: Gibson’s Legacy

Author: K.L. Shandwick

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Date of Publication: December 19, 2014

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About Gibson’s Legacy

Gibson Barclay has been famous for almost seven years and he’s only twenty four.

Seldom does anyone pick up a magazine, newspaper or watch a television entertainment show, without seeing his image or reading about his promiscuous antics. He had no need to court publicity with his magnetic charm and charismatic ways; when he chooses to cooperate that is. Shrugging off the advice of publicists and image consultants, Gibson makes no excuses for who he is, and with no ties, he answers to no one about how he chooses to live his life.

From teenage musician to twenties mega rock star, Gibson has seen and done it all. Women fantasize about him and men envy his rock scene, womanizing lifestyle. Only one person ever made Gibson feel uncomfortable about the way he lived his life. No one ever said no to him that he can remember, although there was two minute events that he has never been able to shake from his mind. Both of those events involved the way Chloe Jenner looked at him. It was something and nothing, but for him, the impact haunted him. In the strangest twist of fate, something so wildly obscure occurred, that set his mind ablaze with the memory of that small encounter.

Like all women, Chloe found Gibson striking and had even shared with friends, her own guilty fantasy about him. Fantasy and reality were poles apart and Chloe believed that Gibson Barclay never even knew that she existed.

*Adult Contemporary Romance – Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.*

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Excerpt

Hands invaded my body space and ran up and across my pectorals, my head dropping to see what she was doing. She glided her palms around and under my arms, until they stopped on both scapula bones on my back.
Stroking me, she smiled suggestively and continued to trail downwards toward my ass, and by the time I made eye contact with her, she was so close her hot panting breaths were fanning over my face.
Groupies had no shame. Then again, I was so fucking wired after the gig, I needed something to bring me down, and an easy fuck meant I didn’t have to be charming or polite to anyone. This girl knew the score and she was begging for it.

©2014 K.L. Shandwick – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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KFF’s FIVE STAR REVIEW

Reviewed by Dawn Vickers on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

Firstly, I loved this book and didn’t want it to end! It’s also told from a dual point of view which I loved.

Twenty-four year old rock god, Gibson Barclay, is a teen sensation. He lives his life the way he wants to live it with little regard for the advice given to him by publicists and consultants. Gibson does things his way. He’s rarely off the covers of magazines, newspapers or TV shows which are usually reporting his wild lifestyle. Women fall at his feet, no one ever tells him no, he knows how to seduce women because this young man just oozes sex appeal and always gets what he wants. However, is the way the world sees Gibson Barclay the real Gibson Barclay? Like so many of us, he’s flawed, but you can’t help but fall in love with him!

Chloe Jenner. She cleans at the club where Gibson’s band play. She’s dreamt of Gibson like every other female on the planet. And even though there’s a split second encounter with Gibson where their eyes lock, she thinks he doesn’t realise she’s alive. But Gibson felt it when their eyes met, too.

Fast forward five years when they meet again. Gibson’s hit the big time with his band and Chloe is recovering from an abusive relationship. Both have their own emotional baggage that they carry round with them, both feel the connection they have. It can’t be ignored or denied; can they heal each other and find happiness together? Will Chloe give Gibson a chance? Can she tame Gibson’s wild ways and will he want to be tamed… can he deal with all these new found emotions and feelings Chloe brings out in him? And does he want to prove to Chloe that the image he portrays is not the man he is, or is it a case of once a wild rocker, always a wild rocker?

I loved this book and I totally fell for Gibson. He’s hot, sexy, charming and everyone wants a piece of him. Even the way he talks is sexy! Chloe is a great female character. She’s seen Gibson at his worst and she’s seen the endless conquests. However, she finds herself drawn to him, unable to get him out of her head.

This is a story of many emotions. Passion, love, drama and sadness are all mixed up together resulting in one hell of a story that I couldn’t put down. The characters are easy to relate to and you’ll want to hook up with Gibson yourselves! I’m not going to say anymore as it will give away too much and this book deserves to be read with a blank canvas. You really must live this crazy ride with Gibson Barclay first hand! Can’t wait for the next book; please make it soon!

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About the Author

K.L. Shandwick lives on the outskirts of London. She started writing after a challenge by a friend when she commented on a book she read. The result of this was “The Everything Trilogy.” Her background has been mainly in the health and social care sector in the U.K. She is still currently a freelance or self- employed professional in this field. Her books tend to focus on the relationships of the main characters. Writing is a form of escapism for her and she is just as excited to find out where her characters take her as she is when she reads another author’s work.

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LETTING GO OF US (Anchored Hearts ~ Vol 3) by J.M. WITT

Synopsis 
 
CASSIDY,
 
While grieving what I’d lost, I lost sight of you, my love, my LIFE, and what we had created. You said the one word I never wanted to hear from your lips and it nearly broke me. I know now that it was your plea for me to hear you.  
 
I heard you and I planned on fixing it, even if it took the rest of my life. We never bargained for what came next. You became a stranger to me, my own wife. WIFE. The word was suddenly foreign to me. Thrust into a situation we didn’t expect, you proved to me over and over again what love was.
 
I pray you’ll let me return the favor. My cage is empty and waiting for you, my BLACKBIRD. I’ll spend eternity proving that I’m never letting go of us.
 
Always, only, forever…
JAMES
 

KFF’s 5 ★ REVIEW 

Reviewed by Dawn Vickers on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

Having read the series to date, I have to say this is by far the best for me! If you haven’t read the others I’d recommend you do that before reading Letting Go Of Us.

The story of James and Cassidy is definitely a rollercoaster of emotions. They’ve had to fight every step of the way. They love each other with a passion but can damage each other with their words and actions, too. Their bond is strong but sometimes even the strongest of bonds can be broken. Just when you think things are finally going to work out for these two, then wham!!! Something else lands on them and things get rough again. The past comes back to haunt them. Cassidy finds things just won’t go away no matter how hard she tries and James, he’s also struggling. Determined to keep her in his life but fighting demons of his own.

To further complicate matters, Paul re-enters Cassidy’s life and causes her more confusion, more turmoil and stirs old feelings. She knows James is her true love, but he hurt her and walked away, Paul sees the opportunity to jump in and make things right between them. When tragedy knocks at the door, she is forced to grow a pair and decide what or whom she wants and move forward with her life. Will James and Cassidy find their way back to each other or will Cassidy’s road lead to an old flame?

There are lots of sweet loving moments in their story. Heat and red hot passion burn your kindle to a crisp, but you also see their vulnerability. Frightened to let go, they are both stubborn and you’ll get frustrated for them! JM Witt did a wonderful job of making you feel all these emotions. Tenderness, passion, heartbreak, frustration but above all, love. And even though you can feel the love these two have for each other, all they need is a kick up the backside to see it!

I’ve enjoyed every book and look forward to what J.M. Witt has in store for us next!

 
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About the Author
 
I’m a stay-at-home mom with four young children and one extremely supportive husband. We’ve been married for nine years and reside in Metro Detroit, Michigan.I’ve dreamed of writing romance novels since I was little. After having baby #4, who may or may not have been fathered by Christian Grey, I decided it was time to pursue my dreams.

When I’m not volunteering at the schools of my children, running to various appointments, enjoying time with my friends and my book club, dating my husband, or avoiding cleaning my house, I’m writing!

I love music and believe that books and music can’t exist without the other. My goal is for you to read more than a good book, but for you to have an experience!

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