BLOG TOUR ~ ROCK SOLID? (The Next Generation Series #1) by KE OSBORN

 

TITLE: Rock Solid? (The Next Generation Series,#1) 
AUTHOR: KE Osborn 
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 7th, 2015

 

 

 

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From the Author who brought you The Rock God Series, comes The Next Generation Series. A spin off including the great characters you loved from the original books. 
 
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Growing up as the adopted daughter of the world’s most famous rock singer isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Annie Slade has lived her entire life with wealth, fame and everything she’s ever dreamed of. She has a perfect family, an amazing best friend and everything is going great for her.But when has the road to the top ever run smoothly? Can Annie survive the hurdles, tight turns, and dangers at every corner? 
 
Annie starts to realise, that following in her father’s footsteps and becoming as famous as he is, has its downside. With fame comes paparazzi, fans and gossip. Mix that, with hormones racing through her body confusing her to no end and the emotions of being a young teenager, well, Annie becomes one unsettled rock star. 
 
Aston is Annie’s best friend. They’ve grown up together, lived, breathed and felt every bump in this rock star road together. Will Annie realise that her true love has been there all along? Or will a blast from her past make everything Annie has ever wished for become a deadly reality? 
 
This book is for mature audiences 18+ 
It contains explicit language, drug use and sexual content.

 

5 ROCKING STARS
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Another great book from the author K E Osborn. I was quite looking forward to catching up with the previous characters from Off Your Rocker and Get Your Rocks Off, and I wasn’t in the least bit disappointed.

The next generation is exactly that. Rock Solid follows the trials and tribulations of the children of the members of the Rock Group, Slayed. Lead singer, Colt, and his wife Lia, went on to have two adopted children Annie, fondly known as Lennox and their younger daughter, Ella. Johnny is also a member of Slayed and his wife, Anna had one child. A son, Aston.
Rock Solid tells the story of Annie and Aston and their band Staked which consisted of children of the rock band Slayed. From an early age Annie and Aston had always been inseparable.

Annie who came with a quick fire temper, is strong headed and relentless when something makes her angry or upset. Aston, her best friend, was one of only two people that could calm her down. The other being her younger sister, Ella. The connection between these two characters was shown throughout the book and as the years went on, you could tell that Aston felt more than just friendship.

When Annie realised that she felt more than just friendship for Aston, she was confused at the reaction of her body; every time they touched she tingled. Even when he entered a room she would know that he was there. He was her rock, her confidante, her friend and she was running scared.

This book took you through the rebellious and hormonal teenage years of both Annie and Aston. The feelings she had kept hidden, the feelings of being unloved, thinking that she was unworthy of anyone’s love as her birth mother had given her up for adoption.

Through misunderstandings, they part for a while but an unexpected twist in the story and an unexpected visitor turns up and throws the family into disarray. Will they survive it?

A most enjoyable read, the story flowed quite nicely throughout the book and was a pleasure to read. I Look forward to the next instalment of the Next Generation.

 
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Get Rocked? The Next Generation Series #2 

Being a seven-year-old child of poverty and living with a single mother, not to mention being terminally ill, would be a challenge for anyone. Caleb McCormack grew up not knowing who his father was. His mother never talked about him, until he became so ill that he needed a kidney transplant. That’s when his world was turned upside down. 


Caleb was thrust into a new world full of wealth and status. A life he never knew existed, one he had only dreamed of. Caleb’s father was not only rich, but incredibly famous. So famous, that all the world knew his name. Caleb is the love child of Huxley Slade, the backing guitarist for the world’s most famous rock band Slayed. 

 

Fast forward through a changed life. Hux and Caleb’s mother reconnected and married, giving Caleb a new life full of endless possibilities. But through it all was his one constant. Indi Malone. She was with him from the beginning, from rags to riches as it were and their love would know no bounds or so you would think? 

 

Indi’s past is a harrowing ordeal in itself, and when Caleb forms his own band Staked and is thrust into the spotlight, will her past demons haunt their love forever? Or will they make it through the inferno and into their happy ever after? 

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Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. Having worked in the optical industry for some time, K E Osborn decided it was time to leave the optical world behind and start on something new. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she tried her hand at writing.
K E Osborn hid the fact that she was writing from her family, as she believed her first story was simply something she had to get on paper first and then judge if it was good enough for others to read. It wasn’t until her mother found a printed version of the manuscript that her secret came out. She was a writer, and she loved it. Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry, and get completely enveloped with the characters and their story lines. She feels at home when writing.
 
 
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BLOG TOUR ~ A FOREVER KIND OF LOVE by ELLIE WADE

 

Title: A Forever Kind of Love

Series: Choices Series Book 2

Author: Ellie Wade

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 8, 2015

 

 

Book Two: Jax’s Story

I believe in soul mates. Why? Because I have one and her name is Lily Madison.

I’ve loved Lily my whole life; she’s all I’ve ever known. But sometimes, when something has always been there, it’s hard to recognize it for what it is. I didn’t realize how deeply Lily was ingrained in every fabric of my soul until I felt her absence.

Sometimes in life, once choices are made and paths are altered, it is often impossible to go back.

I know this because I stand here with a two-carat engagement ring in my hand, waiting to ask someone to be my wife. I’m ready to love and cherish her ‘til death do us part. But, there’s just one problem.

She isn’t Lily.

Will the choices that have been made change our path forever or can fate find its way?

 

 

 

 

 

God, I love her. I cradle her face between my hands, staring into her eyes for a beat before I crash my lips against hers taking her in a soul devouring kiss. Taking what’s mine. What I want. What I’ve always wanted.

 

 

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This is the second offering of the story about Lily and Jax who have known each other all of their lives. We saw them go through their childhood years together and into young adult life in college. We learnt how nothing ever works out how one would expect. This is told a lot more from Jax’s point of view with also parts of Lily’s. It starts off with the prologue when Jax delivers news to Lily that sends her world crashing down around her. It then goes back in time showing why Jax decides to do what he does leading up to where he told Lily.

Quote ~ Lily: “You already lost me. I just didn’t know it.”
Stella: “Hey.” “You okay.”
Jax: “Yeah, I’ll be fine.”
Stella: “How did it go?”
Jax: “Horrible.” “But I guess as good as it could have.”

Back in time and in college, Jax is having a tough time juggling his college work, football and the long distance relationship with Lily entwined from the added pressure of his father. He makes a decision as something has to give, but it’s a heart breaking one. His roommates who make an appearance, are great characters, as does Stella who is the study partner of Jax. When we met Stella in the first instalment, I thought there was more to her. Jax’s POV gives us an incite into that. Let me tell you I was in floods of tears reading this. Ellie has a habit of reducing me to tears with her stories.

Quote ~ Jax: “How long have you known?”
Stella: “Since Monday. I wanted to wait until I had all the information before I told you.”

I had a very heavy heart writing this review and so much to say but as always, not wanting to give too much away. It’s full of emotion, hurt, and growth of the characters involved planning their futures. Lily is trying to continue as best as she can with her life in New York until she is asked to do a favour for Jax. And I asked myself why she kept torturing herself. Why both of them do it to each other as they are clearly still in love!

Quote ~ Jax: “God, Lil. I’m so fucking sorry. I can’t even tell you how bad I feel right now. I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you today. I’m just… ah!” “This is all so hard. I don’t know how to make it right.”
Lily: “I don’t think there is a right way to do this.” “I think it’s just going to take time.”

A Forever Kind Of Love is exactly what it is. Learning through life’s ups and downs to realise it’s a journey, and that’s what Lily and Jax do. Learn and love. I highly recommend reading this two part series. I really cannot praise Ellie enough as an author fairly new to the book world. This lady certainly knows how to tell a story tugging at our heartstrings with every emotion. I have read a lot of books and it has to be said that she deserves all the success; as much as the big named authors. Angst, hotness and everything you could possibly want from a book that has been conveyed beautifully. One last thing; when it comes down to Ellie Wade’s storytelling, “I can’t help falling in love.”

 

 

Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kiddos, or spending time with family and friends. She loves traveling and exploring new places with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

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SWEET ACHE ~ A Driven Novel by K. BROMBERG

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Title: Sweet Ache

Series: The Driven Series

Author: K. Bromberg

Release Date: 2nd June, 2015

 

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The New York Times bestselling author of Slow Burn turns up the heat when a sexy bet turns into so much more….

Hawkin Play, the bad boy rock star with a good guy heart, has lived a lifetime of cleaning up after his twin brother’s mistakes. Hunter’s most recent screwup could land Hawke in jail and risk the band’s future. Hawke agrees to guest lecture at a local college to stay in the judge’s good graces—and a bet with his bandmate to seduce his sexy teaching assistant is icing on the cake.

Quinlan Westin is harder to bed than Hawke imagined. She knows his type and is determined to avoid the rocker at all costs—even if their attraction runs deeper than simple lust.

Just as Hawke might finally be winning over the girl, his brother has other plans. When Hunter realizes his twin finally has a weakness, he’ll stop at nothing to take advantage….

 

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Hawkin

Well, shit. Guess there’s not going to be any calm before the next storm. I look at my brother and sigh.

I hit the road, drive for what feels like hours. I don’t know where I’m going or what I’m looking to find, but as long as I keep moving, my past can’t catch up to me.

At least it’s a good idea in theory because I can’t outrun this shit. The stuff I want to and the stuff I don’t want to.

I end up the one place I used to go to be alone, to think, and as I stare at the Hollywood sign from my seat on the grass at the Griffith Park Observatory, I love the feeling that I’m this little person in this big world. The idea comforts me some.

The notion that on the grand scale of things my problems are minute. Someone out there has it way worse.

And no one expects a rock star to be here so with my hat pulled low on my head, I’m able to disappear.

I stare down below to the city where as a little boy, scared and traumatized, I wondered how all of the dreams inside my head could ever see the light of day when I felt like I had the responsibility of the world on my small shoulders. But I did. And I made it.

So why do I feel like I’m still not enough? For my brother? To make my mother better? For Quinlan to even want me beyond the killer sex we have? For the fans who scream and sing my lyrics like they live them when they have no fucking clue the meaning behind the words?

I scrub my hands over my face, needing a drink, craving an ice cream cone, and wanting the feeling of Quinlan’s arms wrapped around me as she silently sits there and just is with me.

My mind veers to Hunter. I push the guilt away, hold on to my gut check rationalization that he deserved it, and realize that’s the trouble I’m having here. Going with my gut versus going with the bullshit promises I’ve lived by forever.

My stomach churns and my head feels like Gizmo’s banging the hell out of it with his sticks. I shove up off the grass, needing to get the fuck out of here, my heart and head in conflict and for the first time in forever I dare to think what could happen if my heart finally won for once.

 

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SWEET ACHE AUTHORNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner who has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her—the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard.

K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, Driven, Fueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the NewYork Times and USA Today lists. Her other works include a short story, UnRaveled, and a companion piece to The Driven Trilogy titled Raced. She is currently working on three stand alone Driven novels, Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, and Hard Beat. She also plans to release a novel addressing the 10 year gap at the ending of Crashed in late fall 2015.

 

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REVIVED (Revved#2) by SAMANTHA TOWLE

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India Harris didn’t have the best start in life. Abandoned as a baby, she and her twin brother, Kit, spent their lives in foster care, only having each other to rely on. Then, at a young age, a relationship with the wrong man left India pregnant. Wanting to give her son the life she never had, she put herself through school and graduated with honors.

Now, at the age of thirty, she’s a highly respected therapist.

At the top of his game as a Formula One driver, Leandro Silva had everything—until an accident on the track left him staring death in the face. After enduring twelve months of physical therapy, Leandro is now physically able to race, but his mind is keeping him from the track. Frustrated and angry, Leandro’s days and nights are filled with limitless alcohol and faceless women.

Entering the last year of his contract, he knows he has to race again, or he’ll lose everything he spent his life working for. Forced into therapy to get his life back, Leandro finds himself in the office of Dr. India Harris.

Falling for his uptight therapist is not part of Leandro’s plan.

Having unethical feelings for her patient, the angry Brazilian race car driver, is not part of India’s plan.

But what if the wrong person is the only person who is right?

 

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Leandro

 

My eyes move to the magazines on the table. There’s a sports mag peeking out from under the fashion mags.

Leaning forward, I pull it out, instantly wishing I hadn’t.

Top of the magazine is a picture of me, with the caption ‘What the bad side of Formula 1 looks like’.

Nice.

So, now I’m the bad side of F1. Good to know.

I already know what the media say about me. How I’ve turned from a great racer into a drunk, and a whore.

They’re not wrong on the whore part – well, whore is a bit harsh, I don’t charge for my services. And I wouldn’t say I’m a drunk. I just like to drink, a lot.

I shouldn’t read the article, I know this, but the sadistic part of me has me turning those pages.

Finding the article, eyes scanning the text, I pick out the usual shit.

Why is Silva no longer racing? Physically he’s healthy. Is it mental problems? Fear over racing because of his accident. Is that why he drinks – drowning his misery in alcohol? Such a shame to see, a once great driver, fall from grace so dramatically.

Frustration and rage grip my chest like a vice.

Fuck this. I don’t need this shit.

Even though I can’t race, it’s not like I actually need to.

I don’t need to race. I just need to drink and fuck. That’s all I need now. All I’ll ever need.

Liar.

I am a liar, and a chicken shit. And that’s why I’m sitting in the waiting room of a therapist.

Maybe I’m beyond help.

Tossing the magazine back on the table, I get to my feet ready to leave this place, just as the door opens, revealing the epitome of what I could really do with screwing right now.

My eyes trail up the toned, tanned legs, to the fitted pencil skirt that I would happily hitch up to see the magnificent pussy that I bet lies beneath. A pale pink blouse is tucked into that skirt, covering what look like a fantastically sized pair of tits. Silky blonde hair sits on her shoulders. Hair that I would enjoy getting my hands all tangled in, while I fuck those bright red lips of hers, enjoying seeing that lipstick smeared all over my cock.

My dick pulses in my jeans, more than ready to proposition her with the offer.

“Mr. Silva.” She steps forward. “I’m Dr. Harris. But please call me India.”

She’s Dr. Harris?

This, hitch-your-skirt-up-and-let-me-fuck-you-right-now, woman is my new therapist.

Well that’s just fucking great. It’s not like I can bang my therapist.

I put my cock on hold, and giving her my best smile, the one that always has panties dropping to the floor, I say, “And you can call me Leandro.”

 

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She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.

She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

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Race car mechanic Andressa “Andi” Amaro has one rule—no dating drivers. With a good reason behind the rule, she has no plans on breaking it.

Carrick Ryan is the bad boy of Formula One. With a face and body that melts panties on sight, and an Irish lilt that leaves women on their knees, begging for more. He races hard and parties harder. The youngest driver to ever sign with F1, he’s still at the top of his game five years later, breaking hearts on and off the tracks.

When Andi is offered her dream job working in the glamorous world of F1, she leaves her home in Brazil, positive she can handle working for Carrick. But she’s not prepared for the off-the-chart sparks that fly the moment they meet.

Now, Andi has a crush on the one man she can’t have, and her resolve is about to be put to the test, because Carrick has decided he wants Andi, and he plans on testing her to the very limit…

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BLOG TOUR: BLUE GENES #1 (The Story of Us: Into the Blue) by SYDNEY JAMESSON

 

Title: Blue Genes

Series: The Story of Us Series: Into the Blue #1

Author: Sydney Jamesson 

Release Date: 2nd June, 2015

 

 

★★★★★

“Ayden Stone and Beth Parker Stone are back and better than ever in Blue Genes by Sydney Jamesson!”

“The perfect modern day fairy-tale … Sydney Jamesson has done it again.”

 

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Take the plunge with Beth Parker and be ready to fall headfirst Into the blue …

“I promise. Wherever you are, Beth, I will always be with you,” ~ Ayden

Blue Genes is the continuation of the bestselling trilogy, The Story of Us.

Handsome, media magnate, Ayden Stone came into Beth Parker’s life like a bolt out of the blue, introducing her to an extravagant lifestyle filled with promises, new experiences and sensual pleasures. Possessed by love, they have fulfilled a childhood dream to be man and wife, believing nothing can come between them ‘until death us do part.’

Having been tortured by tragic events involving angels and demons from their past, these star-crossed lovers are ready to start a new chapter in their lives. Now, family comes first.

But which family?

Time is running out! Difficult decisions must be made that will stretch their fated bond to its very limit. Unforeseen enemies are conspiring and about to test the very foundation of their relationship: trust.

Blue Genes is an emotional, adult fairy-tale that transcends the ordinary: a sensual, suspense filled story overflowing with love, laughter and a longing for a happy ever after.

But sometimes, longing just isn’t enough …

 

 

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I am a huge fan of The Touchstone series trilogy and was pleasantly surprised when I met Sydney at a book signing. That there was going to be a brand new series bringing back one of my favourite couples, Ayden and Beth, made my day too! Many who have read the previous books will be well aware this is not your run of the mill erotic love story. It is a fairy-tale full of good people, bad people and intrigue and mystery like any good fairy-tale story.

Mr and Mrs Stone are more in love if at all that is possible and while I wondered where the story could possibly go, I was gripped from the beginning enjoying the intensity of their love and interactions.

Quote ~ Ayden: “Are we assessing again, Mrs Stone.”
Beth: “We are enjoying, Mr Stone. Always enjoying. But wondering why you are dressing formally. I was going to wear something comfortable for traveling…”
Ayden: “This is comfortable.”

The couple are making a trip to Paris to meet Ayden’s mother who they located in the previous series. Ayden is a ball of nerves and is not quite sure what to expect, but as long as his Beth is by his side holding his hand, he can accomplish anything. They also take the opportunity to explore Paris as it is the city of love and after all, that’s exactly what you get in spades from these two.

Quote ~ Ayden: “This isn’t a five star hotel,”
Beth: “It’s fine. Can we just go inside?”
Ayden: “We can, but I’ve never stopped here before and you know…”
Beth: “Yes, I know you only want the best.” “It’ll be fine. Come on.”

Apart from an interesting meeting with his new found family, the happiness these two have just makes me uneasy as I’m sure there will be some sort of obstacles pushing themselves in the way. That’s the sort of thing Sydney would do to us avid readers of this story. Jay makes an appearance. He is Ayden’s best friend from childhood who I think is a fantastic character and always has Ayden and Beth’s back; always on hand to keep evil at bay.
Just as I thought a massive hurdle blocks the way of true love, we are left asking questions. Which family will Ayden choose? Will he be able to continue to love and protect Beth? You will have to read the series to find out.

Quote ~ Ayden: “It’s for the best, Beth”
Beth: “For the best! Best for who?”
Ayden: “For you, for us…”

I’m left completely hanging, desperately wanting more of this story. I gave this book five stars because yet again, it is a beautifully written love story but full of suspense and mystery of what the future holds for Ayden and Beth. Of course it contains the hotness between these two and offers the intensity. It also gives references to songs throughout just like The Story Of Us. There is one song used in a scene that had me laughing my head off at the visualisation in that moment. I also shed a couple of tears towards the end leaving my heart beating frantically. I will totally be recommending those new to the story to get downloading. It’s worth it.

 

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While Beth sleeps, I’m scrolling through the notes Charlotte jotted down during our conference call. It reads like a script for a movie: a far cry from the life I had mapped out for us. We made love last night and it took every ounce of self-control I had to hold back. She wanted to be loved, and all I wanted to do was to fuck her so hard and so deep; to lose myself in her, knowing the memory of it would have to last us for … who knows how long.

Keeping this fucking secret from her is killing me. But what I can I do? I’ve been boxed into a corner and I hate it. Guilt is gnawing at my insides like a cancerous growth, causing me to sweat through my clothes with a fever inducing fear that I may never be forgiven. Trust is the foundation of our love, and here I’m desecrating it. She was the one missing mechanism in my life that I needed to make everything work; without her everything will grind to a halt.

I won’t be living: I’ll be existing.

There will be tears enough to drown in, and in Beth’s eyes, I’ll be the bastard who’s ditched her for the sake of some fucking business deal, or worse, for a family I hardly know. This will be the hardest thing I have ever done, or will have to do again …

 

 

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Sydney Jamesson is an English teacher by day and bestselling author of romance by night. She is nocturnal by nature and loves nothing more than staying up late, listening to music and being inspired to write. She has always scribbled things down; in her home is one enormous waste paper basket full of discarded phrases, opening lines and pieces of dialogue that have hit her like lightning in the middle of the night or whilst parked up at a set of traffic lights. Her bestselling trilogy, The Story of Us is available worldwide, and she’s thrilled to continue Ayden Stone and Beth Parker’s epic love story in her upcoming The Story of Us Series: Into the Blue.

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BLOG TOUR ~ LEAVING ME BEHIND by SIGAL EHRLICH

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Title: Leaving Me Behind

Author: Sigal Ehrlich

Release Date: May 25, 2015

Genre: Stand Alone Contemporary Romance

 

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Fed up with her comfortable and dull-to-boredom life, Liv takes the bravest leap, leaving it all behind. Unfortunately the crux of her issues – her entrenched, well-kept emotional guard – tags along for the ride.

With the spirit of change burning from every pore and a determined plan to break free from her self-oppressed lifestyle to enjoy life’s simplest pleasures, she moves half way across the globe to a peaceful Spanish coastal town.

With an aim to feel whole again, liberated and happy by herself, Liv begins her journey while maintaining weekly-cyber therapy sessions with her long time, questionable shrink.

As Liv finally begins to enjoy her new life and experience the varied goods the exotic country has to offer, a sudden major turn leads Liv to be swept into the most tantalizing roller coaster of her life.

A turn that leaves her questioning everything she thought was right.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

 

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“So how did you like our wine?” Sebastian gestures with a hint of a knowing glee to the half-empty evidence on my coffee table.

“Vivian suggested I try it,” I blabber. “Umm, it was good.”

He cocks an eyebrow.

“Frankly, I’m not much of a wine person; I’m more of a sweet cocktail kind of gal. It was very good though, but I couldn’t elaborate on the taste or anything else as you experts would.”

“I see,” he says somewhat pensive. He motions for me to take a seat at the low coffee table and settles himself on the sofa in front of me. His slightly parted legs almost touch mine. He takes the bottle and deftly removes the cork.

“Let’s try to do it together, shall we,” he says, his voice a degree huskier. “You need to use your senses to evaluate wine, scent, taste . . .sight.” He gives me a soft, yet bluntly suggestive look. “Sight,” he says as he brings the bottle to his mouth, wraps his lips around the narrow opening, and takes a slow sip. I swallow hard, following the motion of his Adam’s apple under bristled, tanned skin. He then inclines his head toward me and cups the nape of my neck. He slightly tilts my head back and touches his mouth to mine. With the parting of my lips, his tongue reaches in, filling my mouth with warmness, wine, and an intoxicating breath. His tongue commences to stroke mine through the rich moistness; a combined sensual flesh on flesh electrifying sensation hovered by the tingling of the aromatic liquid. It skims around my tongue, letting the luscious liquid reach every part of my greedy mouth. I suck hard on his tongue, tasting the wine and him; my desire grows, and grows with every erotic stroke of his.

“Taste,” he says low as he pulls back, lightly biting my bottom lip causing a sting that crawls all the way between my legs. “Keep your eyes closed, Liv. I’m going to do that again. I want you to suck on it, swirl it in your mouth, and try to think what flavors come to your mind.” And he does, with one hand at the nape of my neck and the other sliding to curl around my knee. Everything inside me tightens, everything around me melts, and everything about me arouses. It’s a sensory overload.

“Open them . . . now, tell me if it’s balanced.” He kisses my lips gently. “Complex.” Another kiss. “Evolved.” A more profound one.

Tastes like an orgasm? I close my eyes and lick my slightly pulsing lips. His hand trails slowly under the hem of my dress, holding my thigh with mild force. I lick my lips again, distracted by the touch of his hand.

“It tastes warm and rich.”

“Mmmhmm.” His hand sprawls, making my skin burn at the spot.

“Fruity and sexy,” I add quietly, my eyes still closed, the edge of my lips slightly curved.

“Keep going.” His other hand cups my cheek, and his thumb grazes my lips.

“It tastes like something I want in my mouth again.” My eyelids slowly lift and my eyes meld into his with everything that rages inside of me.

“Sold,” he says gruffly, with a hint of a heated smile. “Oh, and there’s the scent,” he adds next, nuzzling the area just below my ear. His hand on my thigh under my dress advances till the tips of his fingers whisper over the delicate fabric of my panties. I strangle a moan while his lips sear the skin of my neck. He murmurs, “Divine.”

My eyes remain closed as I savor the taste of his mouth, his tongue, and his sweet, musky scent wafting around me. God, he smells like warm, rich, spicy chocolate. He smells like molten chocolate with a sprinkle of chili.

“Take your dress off for me, Liv.” His voice reaches me, and we slowly flicker our eyes into a scorching, locked stare. He speaks to my mouth next, though it feels like he speaks to the spot between my legs as it insentiently starts pulsing in heat.

“Undress for me. Stand up and slowly take your dress off.”

 

KFF’s 5 ★ Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall

 

I’m a great fan of this author and was delighted to have the opportunity of reading her new release the before the publishing date. Saying that, I had no idea I was in for a surprize or two! Her story telling style hasn’t changed; however, this read is more daring and most certainly one of the sexist reads she’s written. And my second surprize? Well, the scene is set in the country I have adopted. Sunny Spain! And the lady has done her homework, too. The details of the surroundings where you’re going to meet her characters is nothing less than spot on. I laughed out loud when my favourite beer was mentioned! So details described exactly as they should be, enchanted me. Oh yes, and a difficult feat it is to write in present and in first person, but Ms. Sigal has pulled it off!

A good plot needs well-developed protagonists and secondary characters. There is no doubt that they all fit the bill. The leading lady, Liv, takes a good while to find herself which is basically what this story is really about. She’s in her early thirties, has a good job earning really good money, and loves her boss, Saul. She has her father’s love and support, but her mother; humph… it’s not surprising she’s been itching to get away, to carry out her dreams. I can honestly say that this was when I connected with Liv. Her mother is overboard, always seems to have the upper hand, and is always ready to criticise. At times, I would have gladly strangled her. Her shrink who has a huge influence in her life; loved his name by the way, is all for it… in brackets! So she shuts up shop, (pun unintended), and trots off to Catalonia. I really and truly liked this woman’s personality. It’s as if the Spanish air and her new group of friends lifted her spirits higher than high. Ah yes, and Sebastian will play a huge part by making her question herself.

Quote ~ Liv: “Just finished a call with Dr. Smartass.”
Kai: “Did he manage to fix you yet?”
Liv: “I’m unfixable, but you already knew that.”

Sebastian. Oh my! Who couldn’t help falling for this gorgeous drop-dead Spaniard! Being younger than Liv was never an issue for him. Swooning here ladies ‘cause not only is he a gentleman, but he is also so damn hot in the bedroom that it’ll have you grabbing for your fan! And even then, he plays a cautious game to a point that made me think how much bloody patience he has. Virtually running the family ‘bodega’ producing the finest wines and ‘cava’ keeps him occupied when he’s not discretely observing Liv from the shoreline or the side-lines. Is his flirtatious stance to be taken seriously? You’ll only find out by one-clicking!

Quote ~ Liv: “I’m not looking to get involved with anyone,” I say in a quiet, somewhat croaky voice.
Sebastian: “Don’t worry; you will not fall in love with me. I will not let you.”

Now then… the gals. I just have to mention them as they’re the backbone of this story. It is not my intention to put my foot in it and ‘let on’ but they are all absolutely incredible. The Café con Aroma where Liv hangs out is for me, the bee’s knees. I was honestly there watching Vivian prepare the most wonderful Spanish cuisine for her buddies. I was attentively listening to Dominique Bouchon who I didn’t like at all at the beginning but ended up feeling totally and utterly sorry for, totally in love with her! Her dry sense of humour and her advice to Liv as they warm up to each other is how the Spanish say, “Es el no va más!”

Quote ~ Dominique: “So, Sebastian Noé Balle, who’s the dze current lucky  fuck-du-jour?”

What a marvellous club they made. I adored all the chitchat, the leg pulling, ribbing, and Viv’s cooking, deary me… mouthwatering! I couldn’t believe that the author has so much knowledge of Spanish customs, their idiocies, their way of life and of course, the cuisine!

Quote ~ Vivian: “You can call us a bunch of happily heady guinea pigs.”

Kai. I have to mention him as he’s been Liv’s bestie forever. Even though they have a pact; have known each other since youngsters, the twist in the plot left be flabbergasted. Do we have another story here I asked myself. Hmm, nudging the author might just convince her that it is worthwhile.

So here goes! Summing up this excruciatingly hotter than hot love story with its perfect morphophonemic speech, sayings and idioms which were easily understood, was for me, an outstanding achievement from a linguist’s point of view. A good job well done. Visual scenes were there. The sexual tension abounded and consumed me. The story flow was nothing less than outstanding! However, I missed Sebastian’s personal opinion dreadfully. I knew how Liv felt throughout the story, but I was dying to know his. Could it be that we’ll have his? I have no idea. One more thing before I go… every chapter is named with a song so very apt in every event that takes place. What a freakin’ brill idea to make a playlist. Listen to the songs. I did and I love her choice!

Ms. Ehrlich. Thank you so much for taking me on a ride through the Spanish culture, their wines, their dines and their passion for living the moment. ¡ Un énorme bravo!

 

Five Things I Wish I Would Have Known When I Started Out Writing

  1. That the saying: “self-doubt is a writer’s best friend” is not a myth. There are way too many stages during the writing process in which your insecurities are at an all-time high. Reading the first draft, and hating it, of course. Getting the manuscript back from the editor. Waiting for feedback from your beta readers. And the worst case of what I like to call psycho-writing-bipolar-syndrome episodes, waiting for actual reviews to come.

  2. How time and emotionally consuming writing is. It’s a twenty-four hour, seven day a week job.

  3. That I’d need constant reminders that there’s a whole world of actual living, breathing humans outside my screen/head.

  4. That good punctuation skills are a plus. *smiling awkwardly* Let’s just say, I have a love/hate relationship with commas. I couldn’t relate more to the following quote by Elmore Leonard: “Write the book the way it should be written, then give it to somebody to put in the commas and sh*t.” True, very true.

  5. How involved you become with your characters. You live their stories, feel their pain, and for the longest time share your mind with them. In fact, they don’t ever actually leave. You might write “the end” and publish a book, but your characters remain a part of you.

With all that said, being a writer is the best job in the world and I feel so privileged and blessed that I get to do it every day!

 

About the Author

Sigal

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By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she was lucky enough to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

Not exactly sure where they will end up next…

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COVER REVEAL ~ DANGEROUS DESIRE by SEBASTIAN EX

 

Title: Dangerous Desire

Series: The Onyx Club #2

Author: Sebastian Ex

Cover Design: Book Covers by Design

 Release Date: July 8, 2015

 

 

Blurb

 

My name is Brandon Edwards. Men like me don’t come along often. I’m a gentleman, a lover, a protector, and a Dominant. I’ve never been the type who can – or even whats to  – commit to a woman…until I met Penny a couple of years ago. Since then, we’ve been in a committed relationship. I adore and cherish her.

Penny has a darkness inside her, a yearning for extreme pain. But I don’t want that for her, nor can I give her what she’s so desperate for. Her craving has led her down risky paths, and it’s my job to keep her off those now.

There’s a dangerous desire lurking within all of us. But when does wanting more become too much?

 

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“More,” she begs as I bring the cane down on her already red ass.

I drop the long thin piece of bamboo, it makes a sound as it hits the concrete of my playroom. “I didn’t give you permission to speak, Petal,” I say to Penny. My voice is low, angry though controlled.

“Please, Sir. Harder,” she begs.

Her body is filled with marks. Her alabaster skin is no longer white. It’s a perfect hue of flaming crimson. Welts have developed from every one of the toys I’ve used on her. I’ve spanked her, flogged her, paddled her and caned her. And with everything I’ve done she wants more.

I’ve noticed since Matthew and Ella’s wedding, Penny’s upped the ante with her pain tolerance. She’s begging for more, desperate to have pain in her life at every opportunity.

She’s tried to top me many times, just like she is now.

“Did I give you permission to talk?” I ask again.

I stand behind her, her legs open, her pussy on show to me along with her glorious ass. Her blonde hair is falling out of the ponytail she had it in, and the strands are a stark contrast against the rich brown of the leather from the spanking bench. She’s up on her knees, her wrists are secured to the front legs of the bench.

“So-sorry, Master,” she stutters.

I fucking hate it. She’s called me Master a few times and I know she wants that from me, but I don’t want a slave. I want a submissive.

Standing back, my eyes travel the length of her body. From her upper back all the way to her ankles- she’s marked. The heavier lashings are around her upper thighs and butt. Her mid-section only has slight color, because hitting with a heavy hand around the kidneys is not pleasurable. It’s flat out pain. Penny’s been wanting more pain and I’m not ready to take her there. Nor should she want to travel into such dangerous territory.

 

 

Author Bio

 

Sebastian Ex is a native of Sydney, Australia, having grown up in a tight-knit family mostly surrounded by women. From a young age he had a passion for all things green and outdoors, when he hit mid-teenage years he did an apprenticeship as a landscape gardener.

A serial lover of women, Sebastian was
encouraged to pen his words when a lady friend of his compared some paragraphs
from contemporary erotic novelists to his scorching, hot sexts. Now, Sebastian
is about to release his debut novel in a bid to transition from landscaping to
writing full-time.

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