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.”

 

Blurb

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 …

 

 

Author Bio

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 ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ WHAT THE LIGHTNING SEES: BOOK THREE by LOUISE BAY

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Title: What The Lightening Sees

Series: What The Lightening  Sees: Part Three

Author: Louise Bay

Release Dates:

Book One ~1st March | Book Two ~ 27th April, 2015

Book Three 25th May

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age: Adult

 

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KFF SYNOPSIS

Jake and Haven have finally found a way to be together. Haven realized that she is ready to trust Jake and wants to open up to him. For Jake, Haven isn’t an option, she’s not just another girl, she’s his future. He’s certain of that, or he was.

Jake has been delivered life-changing news that he is yet to share with Haven. Will he confide in Haven and if he does, is their bond strong enough to withstand the bombshell?

What the Lightning Sees Part Three is the final part in the series.

 

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KFF 5 STAR1

Reviewed by Donna Elsegood

FIVE MAGIC STARS

So this is the third and final instalment and I was looking forward to this as we were left with a cliffhanger in part two. I really wondered what was next for Jake Harrison and Haven Daniels. I was expecting a lot of angst and a rollercoaster for two people that I felt inevitably belonged together.

Jake has flown out to California with the knowledge of news that could rock the boat for a future with Haven. He doesn’t answer her calls as he feels that what he needs to discuss with her should be done face to face, not on the telephone. So he decides to wait until he gets back home to talk to her. Jake is back in the airport waiting for his luggage, and thinking about how he’ll be able to deal with the news he’d received before he left. When his phone rings and he is dealt yet another blow, how on earth is he going to tell Haven?

Quote ~ Beth: “I’m going to book my ticket for later today, and you have things to do here. You need to talk to Haven.”

Jake goes to see Haven, his beautiful girl who he doesn’t want to hurt as he has deep feelings for her. It is evident they missed each other. They go out to dinner to catch up.

Quote ~ Jake: “Millie called me just after I left you on Tuesday.”
Haven: “On your way to the airport?” “What did she want?”

I am not going to tell you what she wanted! You will have to read to find out! All I will tell you is this. Haven makes a self-discovery of what she wants from her future with her employment and Jake. What does the future hold?
Again we are offered angst, hotness and a real rollercoaster of events and I wondered where it was leading up to. What I will say is at one point I was guessing the outcome as it seemed similar to what I had read before. However, I was fooled by Louise’s style here. I always expect the unexpected with this lady’s stories and as normal, I was truly hit with a real twist that I never saw coming, that totally had me wanting to throttle a couple of characters!

Quote ~ Jake: “I want you, Haven.”
Haven: “I want you, too.”

These two have become my favourite couple from Louise’s books even though I do love them all. But this series in my opinion, has blown the rest of my favourite author’s works out of the water, and that is really saying something considering. Yet again, I got to see the supporting characters in Beth who is Jake’s sister and Haven’s best friend, Ashley. It is so refreshing to see side characters with such developed personalities. I’m hoping we have not seen the last of any of them. Well done Louise with another big hit. The first part for me was Magic, the second I had Anticipation. The third part you came along and Turn my World Around!

 

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Haven had thought she was wrong about Jake, but apparently she should have trusted her instincts. He wasn’t the man she thought he was. The chink that Jake managed to put in her armor has healed over. She’s shut down and as far as she’s concerned, it’s all business between them from now on.

Thrown together on another assignment, anger, frustration and jealousy are at the forefront of Jake’s emotions. Will Jake convince Haven that he really cares or will he let her go as she insists he must?

What the Lighting Sees – Part Two – is the second part in a three part novella series.

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KFF 5 STAR1

Reviewed by Donna Elsegood.

We see the return of Haven Daniels and Jake “Harry” Harrison, and we discover where the pair go from the last instalment. Haven let down her guard only to believe it was all a façade on Jake’s part. Believing that she was played, Haven builds up her walls and wants nothing to do with him. However, he tries his hardest to talk to her and find out what she heard and why she ran off like she did.

Quote ~ “I need to understand why she is so upset, what she heard.” “I need to talk to her.”

Unfortunately, as Haven has spectacularly closed out Jake. Things are made awkward when they are forced to work on another assignment for the magazine Rallegra, and as it’ll be Jake’s last assignment before he goes back to running his own company fulltime, another photographer is appointed. This new assignment has Jake virtually foaming at the mouth and causes feelings he isn’t used to dealing with.

Quote ~ Jake: “Let’s get out of here.” “Please don’t fight me on this, Haven.”

Quote~ Haven: “I’m not fighting you, Jake.” “I told you that I trust you.”

The story moves on and we see Haven and Jake coming to grips with their possible misunderstanding, and also shows us some pretty hot scenes between the two. Although I couldn’t help thinking there was something else getting ready to hit them just around the corner.

I loved the return of Beth, Jake’s sister, who shows such strength and character; notwithstanding the fact that she has her own battles to conquer. This reminded me a bit like Jake’s conscience which had me chuckling. He certainly can’t fool his sister! Ash made an appearance who is Haven’s best friend, and also Jenny Haven’s work colleague who helped out with the assignment. I was a bit disappointed we only briefly saw Luke, Haven’s elder brother. Nevertheless, thinking about it, I would say it’s more about how Haven and Jake deal with the fallout from the end of book one.

The way the story is written not only made me feel strongly for the two protagonist’s intensity, but also shows how good the writing is when you enjoy the supporting characters so much. I am really hoping we get more of their own stories in the future as there’s certainly a lot of scope there.
Yet again Louise has left me kind of hanging when a massive curveball was thrown in. I never saw that coming, and despite having to wait a bit to see how this is going to end, I can give a clue… There is definitely going to be a bumpy road ahead with lots of angst thrown in. Louise, a huge well done! Another hit from you and I have every faith you’ll make it right between Jake and Haven. I have no doubt that you’re going to torture me right up until the end, too! As always, a playlist has been included and in the word of Carly Simon; “Anticipation.”

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Jake Harrison is everything that Haven Daniels hates about men: over-confident, born into money and too handsome for his own good. Haven finds it difficult to keep her opinions to herself and can’t help but tell Jake exactly what she thinks of him, again and again.

Haven Daniels is uptight, smart and a bit of a bitch – the perfect challenge for Jake. It doesn’t hurt that she’s movie star beautiful and has no idea.

Forced to work together, verbal sparring turns into sexual chemistry but men like Jake are trouble and Haven has had enough trouble to last her a lifetime.

Will Haven give into Jake’s charms? Can Jake peel off Haven’s prickly mask, revealing the woman he knows lies beneath?

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KFF 5 STAR1

Reviewed By Donna Elsegood.

I would describe one of my favourite authors as a total machine. This lady just keeps those stories coming and it is always such a delight to read them. This is a brand new series from Louise and I had every hope it was going to be a fantastic read.

The story is about Haven Daniels and Jake “Harry” Harrison. She is a bit of a bitch that doesn’t seem to have a filter; uptight and smart with it. He is a very rich, good looking man who is overly confident. Haven likes to tell Jake what she thinks which to him is a bit of a challenge, but he finds her very attractive regardless of how she behaves around him. He is the type of man Haven feels she should steer well clear of.

Quote: Harry ~ “Wow, you’re a bitch.”
Haven ~ “So I’ve been told. You’re a spoiled, entitled rich boy. We all have our crosses to bear.”

These two are forced to work together. She works for a magazine which is run by a friend of Jake’s, and is asked as a favour, to do a piece on a pop star come movie star in the making. The reason Haven was chosen had me groaning as it comes across how jealously malicious people are about Haven who is an attractive and talented woman. So Haven and Jake’s chemistry slowly burns to a build-up eventually exploding.

Quote: Jake ~ “I want you to undress for me and lie on the bed, Leave those shoes on.”

What I love about this story is it wasn’t just about the two protagonists. There was some great supporting characters. Beth, who is Jake’s sister, and lives with him. Haven’s best friend, Ash, who was very funny, and Haven’s brother, Luke. The banter between them had me smiling every time they featured during the story.

Why I gave this book five stars is not just because Louise knows how to write a good story, but because it is totally different from previous works. As much as I like the passion and intensity that smacks into you as soon as you start reading, this story was different in a way that although there is chemistry and intensity, we get to see more of who they are first.

Of course, there is going to be two other parts after this first segment and of course, we have been left wanting to know what could happen next. There was a bit of a cliff-hanger leaving my gut feeling uneasy. I’m sure there’ll be lot of angst and I am hoping for more passion, too. As per usual, the author has offered us a playlist to this fantastic new story and in the words of Coldplay, I would call this read ‘Magic!’

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U and ur Hand – P!nk

Through the Barricades – Spandau Ballet

Anticipation – Carly Simon

Magic – Coldplay

Beauty Has Her Way – Mummy Calls

You’ll think of me – Keith Urban

Into the Woods – Taylor Swift

Here comes the Rain Again – Eurythmics

I Miss You So – Diana Krall

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Turn my World Around – Gloriana

There You’ll Be – Faith Hill

KFF ABOUT THE AUTHOR

USA Today Bestselling Author Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books Faithful and Hopeful are stand-alone novels although there are some overlapping characters. Bestselling The Empire State Series of novellas starts with A Week in New York. My next series is What the Lightning Sees.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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BLOG TOUR: THE DIARY OF BINK CUMMINGS Volume 3 by BINK CUMMINGS

 

Title: The Diary of Bink Cummings Volume 3

Series: MC Chronicles 

Author: Bink Cummings

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: May 14, 2015

 

 

Must read: The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol 1 & 2 previously.

Tests, life is full of them. The world is constantly putting you through them to see how much you can take before you break. Before you are no longer who you are. Before your world dissolves around you. How long you can stay strong and overcome the obstacles.

It’s no secret that Big and I butt heads. It’s no secret that I not only dislike my mother, I hate her because she hates me. But can these people break me? Can they push me to the edge of insanity, ready to jump?

Having stayed and moved in with Big, I was living the life I never even knew I wanted. Every day was filled with promise, warmth and unconditional love. Until the day, it wasn’t. Until the day it all changed and I quickly learned what I’m made of, thanks to the truths behind many years of painful secrets.

It only took a single day for my world to never be the same. One day to change me forever. One day for revelations. One day I’ll never forget……

Steamy Adult romance

Warning: Contains Mature scenarios, and mass quantities of profanity. For Ages 18+

 

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Please note that it’s best to read volume one and two before this one.

Wow, Bink has done it again! She has written another fantastic book that kept my attention from page one. In this novel, we see Bink go through every emotion whilst trying to stay in control of those feelings she has for Big. The novel starts with Bink and Big arguing because she wants a weekend away with her club sisters while the men go on club business for two weeks. But with the threat of Bink’s mom hanging over their heads and with the stress of the pregnancy ending early, Big being Big tells her a straight no.

Quote ~ Big: ” You aren’t —-ing going nowhere sugar tits.”

Eventually they come to a compromise. While the girls get ready for their spa weekend and the boys get ready for their two weeks away, Bink and Big discuss what they expect from each other. The night before the men leave, Bink wakes up alone in bed so she goes looking for him. She stumbles on the guys having one huge club party that left me wanting to punch someone! To say my heart wasn’t trying to pound out my chest at this point would be lying. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. This can’t be happening. This has to be a dream I scream in my head as Bink is staring at what her eyes are seeing.

With emotions running high and Bink left feeling raw, we discover there is some else who is in love with her. Poor woman is going through everything life throws at her as her mother enters into the picture, too. She tells Bink some very home truths about the club and her daddy, and everything she knew was a lie.

Big! Our tall, dirty mouth biker is uncontrollable with his anger as Bink is missing and not knowing whether he lost everything he loves… and all because of his actions. He decides it’s time to force the issue and make Bink release the control she has on her feelings by putting her in a situation she shouldn’t be in. Will Bink crumble and let lose all that anger and tears, or will she be able to stay in control of those emotions? Will Bink and Big pull through and get their happy ending? Read it and find out!

Bink, I have to say well done to you. I can’t wait for Big’s book; the secondary characters in this book are fabulous, even the new ones. And I hope Bink writes more about them too. I have rated this five marvellous stars but if I could have rated it more, I would have.

 

 

 

 

Author Bink Cummings was born and raised part of an MC family. Upon the incessant coercion from her sacred sisters, she has begun her newest journey in life–writing. When she’s not shacked up in her home, writing at all hours of the night, Bink enjoys riding motorcycles, taking care of her extensive roughneck family, and cooking huge meals. Especially her infamous chocolate chip cookies.

 

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Title: TwiSted TWo-SteP 

Author: Julia Bramer

Release Date: 31st March, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

“I’ve always wanted to see The Great Wall.”

“China?”

“Why not?”

So they went to China. Seven glorious days alone with him, and although the trip got off to a rocky start, they were the best days of her life.

When they arrived in Beijing, the smog was so bad it stung to breathe, and they stayed inside the hotel for two days, which in the end wasn’t a terrible hardship because they spent most of the time naked and screwing around.

Then it rained, the smog disappeared and they headed to The Great Wall. On the way there, they bought a backpack and filled it with food and water and a bottle of champagne, and they hiked up and down the winding wall for two hours, leaving the other tourists behind.

Rebecca had never seen him as enthusiastic, a permanent grin plastered on his handsome face, and after another hour, they stopped at one of the watchtowers to eat lunch.

The view was magnificent, the stone fortification zigzagging and meandering like a long, silver necklace as far as she could see over the countryside, and as Nate animatedly ticked off statistics about the site from the guidebook, they hungrily devoured peanut butter sandwiches, chips and cookies.

Then he popped open the warm bottle of champagne and toasted to their future, and his lips curled mischievously and eyes flashed white hot. Rebecca knew the look well, and he hopped to his feet and pulled her up with him.

“What do you think?” he asked in a soft and husky voice that sent shivers up her spine.

Glancing at the way they’d come, her clit pulsed and juices flowed. They’d become daring over the months, sneaking away to her old room at her parents’ house or locking the door at the office when the mood presented. Risky, naughty, so unlike her but so incredibly hot, and since they hadn’t seen another soul for a long time, Rebecca jumped on him.

Laughing, he grasped her ass, carried her to the wall’s ledge and set her on it.

“This should be good,” he smirked. “I never thought I’d see The Great Wall let alone fuck on it.”

Chuckling, she responded, “There are a lot of things I never thought I’d do until I met you.”

For Rebecca, no words had been truer. No longer a doormat, she was free to step over the imaginary line and often did, the world a thrilling, titillating playground instead of a dull, tedious obstacle course to navigate oh-so carefully.

And there she was on top of the world with the sinfully sexy Nathan Butler. He kissed her feverishly and wriggled off her pants and panties, and he spread her legs wide to the skies and lavishly licked her sodden flesh.

There was nothing to compare it to, there on the tower at The Great Wall. Dizzying, like the endless loops of bricks and stone hugging the green hillside and snaking over the horizon, and then he pulled down his jeans just enough to liberate his swollen cock and rammed into her. Her pleasurable cry echoed off the knolls and he drove hard and fast. Panting, groaning and pushing her higher and higher, they exploded together, an exquisite, blinding eruption that blasted through her and left her crumbling in its wake.

 

 

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Nathan Butler knows the score. People like him don’t get to be happy. They don’t belong.

Raised by his drug-addicted mother, Nate was kicked around a lot and abandoned and disappointed so many times he can’t afford to care about anyone or anything, his existence a tedious, monotonous two-step. Quick, quick, slow, slow, run, run, walk, walk. Over and over again.

Until he meets Mason Lord. Mase is the only person who manages to crack Nate’s defenses. For the first time in his shitty life, Nate has a real friend. He trusts Mase and even grows to love him, but like always, it doesn’t last.

Killed in a tragic work accident, Mase’s death is just one more disappointment. And when the company refuses to accept responsibility for it, Nate’s heartache turns to hate and he vows to make it right the only way he knows how.

Revenge.

For Rebecca Fox, a beautiful and talented corporate attorney, Mason Lord’s death is simply an accident. Despite the very believable eyewitness testimony from the drop-dead gorgeous Nathan Butler, she successfully defends the company against a wrongful death lawsuit, upping her chances of becoming a full partner at the most prestigious law firm in San Francisco.

The partnership is all she wants, the cornerstone of her long-term plan. Then Nathan Butler unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep and changes everything, her life becoming a thrilling, titillating playground instead of a dull obstacle course to navigate oh-so carefully.

Yet nothing is as it seems. A collision of desires and worlds, a twisted two-step, but what Rebecca doesn’t know can’t hurt her.

Or can it?

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Reviewed by Dawn Vickers.

Nathan Butler hasn’t had life easy. Raised by a drug dependent mother, he was often abandoned and life disappointed him so many times that he likened it to a two-step… quick-quick, slow-slow, run-run, walk-walk. Nathan feels like he doesn’t belong until he makes a new friend, Mase Lord. Mase and Nathan become steadfast friends and this is when he finally feels a sense of belonging. He trusts Mase and it feels good. Tragically, Mase is killed in a work related accident and yet again Nathan is left alone and disappointed. His grief soon turns into anger when the company won’t accept any responsibility for the accident… revenge on his mind.

Rebecca Fox is a corporate attorney who represents the company in the lawsuit over Mase’s death and wins hoping it will greatly improve her promotion chances. But when she meets Nathan, her carefully made life plans go out the window!!

Nathan wants retribution for his friend and decides to extract it out on Rebecca as she was the lawyer that represented the company. What starts out as a need for reprisal, turns into something else and the lines become blurred as revenge fights against the heart! Will Nate go ahead and make her pay or will he follow a different path?

Following her divorce, Rebecca starts to change and becomes the woman she wants to be. Finally free and no longer conforming to the way her mother wants her to be, she finds a passion and desire for life which she puts down to Nate. But is everything as it seems? Are their feelings real? When secrets, lies, betrayal and finally, the truth is revealed, will their love for one another survive?

This book starts off with a prologue which is told in the present. Then we go back to the past and the story is retold from there. It’s full of twists and turns and moments of jaw dropping action. The characters are strong. Nathan is sexy, charming and wasn’t hard to love, but scarred by a past he just can’t shake off. Rebecca was also a likeable character. A confident career woman who came into her own when she met Nathan. There are lots of hot sexy moments, and the chemistry between them is boiling hot and believable. A great read with a bit of everything thrown in to keep the reader interested and invested in the story until it reaches its conclusion.

 

 

From the author of the steamy romance series The Vitamin D Treatment and Side Effects, The Vitamin D Treatment Finale, and the dark, erotic story of Haley in Tumbleweed, comes a sexy tale of love and revenge in her newest release, Twisted Two-Step.

Julia is the former director of a charitable foundation in Colorado and has traveled the world with her husband seeking an understanding of different cultures and gathering stories. After a long career advocating for social causes, she joined the self-publishing revolution in 2012. She incorporates many of the places she’s visited and people she’s met along the way in her novels, and she strives to bring to life her love of romance and erotica with her books.

 

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Titles: Twisted Souls and Twisted Paths

Series: The Twisted Series Book One and Book Two

Author: L.L. Collins

Release Date: 1st March & 7th April, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age: Adult

 

 

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What if your soul is so intertwined with someone else’s that it’s impossible to imagine yourself without them?

Blake McIntyre and Liane Kelly’s families have spent their vacations together on Sanibel Island their entire lives, and the two have always been the best of friends. But as they get ready to go to college, they admit that friendship isn’t enough for them anymore and spend a whirlwind two weeks daring to dream of their future together.

But building sandcastles and lazy beach walks filled with moonlight kisses isn’t the same as real life, and soon they are faced with a new reality. Can their hope of forever survive past their summer, or does fate have its own twisted plan?

 

 

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Stepping into the warm water with her, I need her like I need my next breath. I snake my arms around her and pull her to me. I can’t stop the groan that comes out when her wet skin hits mine. I’m a guy; I know all about showers. However, a shower with Liane is beyond my wildest fantasies. Our tongues come together as I step us backwards and press her gently into the wall, hoping it’s not cold. She doesn’t make a sound, so she either doesn’t care or it’s warm enough. I smooth her wet hair away from her face as I deepen our kiss, tilting my head so I can tell her everything I want with my mouth.

She moans, her hands finding me and making my eyes roll in my head. Yeah, this entire night is going to be what saves me for the next few months, thinking about all of this right here. I slow down our kiss and pull away, putting my lips at her ears. “Wanna race?” I tease. I love playing with her; it’s one of my favorite things to do.

“Race?” She looks at me, a gleam in her eye. “We’re starting a new kind of race?” Her hands are still caressing me, and I can barely form words at the sensation.

“Yeah,” I mutter, putting my hands over hers so she will stop for a second. “We’ve raced our whole lives, right? It’s part of who we are. So why not have a race now?”

“What are we racing to?” She looks me up and down, her eyes stopping at the evidence of my desire for her.

I lean over and whisper in her ear, and she giggles, looking up at me with wide eyes. “Really? And what does the winner—or loser—get?”

I wink at her. “The winner gets to pick the next location.” She gets exactly what I mean, and I see the competitive gleam come into her eye.

“Well, let the best man—or in this case, woman—win,” she says. All I know is, I’m not losing because I already have the grand prize. Her.

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FIVE STARS

Reviewed By Donna Elsegood on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

This is the story of Blake McIntyre, Liane Kelly and their families. They have known each other for their whole lives. Each year, holidays were spent on Sanibel Island together. The had always been the best of friends; totally inseparable. When they go home after their vacation, they miss each other but keep in contact by letter and telephone. As they get ready to go to college, they have a whirlwind summer and feelings are finally admitted along with their dreams of the future.

Quote ~ “Someday soon, I’m going to put a ring on this finger. And not long after that, everyone in the world will know that you are mine.”

Liane had a boyfriend at home from the age of sixteen until she was eighteen called Ronan Collier. He had broken it off with her before she went on the normal summer vacation where she realised her heart belonged to Blake. Promises are made along with plans, but Blake is concerned Ronan will talk Liane into getting back with him. Liane promises this will not happen.

Quote ~ “He probably won’t give up without a fight.”

This story is set in the 1990,s before social media and mobile phones really took off. It has a lot of twist and turns and I really wouldn’t want to give too much away.

Twisted Souls is full of so many emotions and feelings; namely love, hate, betrayal and angst. I found my heart breaking for Blake and Liane and I certainly wasn’t expecting what happened. It is one hell of a bumpy road and I found that I couldn’t put this book down. I just wanted to know what was exactly going to happen next. All I can say is their lives twist in the most unexpected way with lots of lies and hurt which toward the second part of the book, made me wonder if they would ever recover.

I adored Blake! He is so loving and sweet. Such a passionate young man who wears his heart on his sleeve. And Liane! She is such a sweet young girl who always wants to do the right thing regardless of hurtful moments. She never goes out of her way to cause anyone any harm; she just goes along with what everyone else wants! Nevertheless, I wouldn’t say she was lacking in backbone either. Far from it! Weakness didn’t come into the equation as she just loved fiercely and wanted to make everyone happy. Until she has to drop a major bombshell that changes the whole course of what she wanted for her future.

Ronan Collier! To describe him as the spoilt rich young man who manipulated everything to suit himself would be putting it mildly. I wasn’t at all keen on him!

I give this read five stars as it has everything in a story that I like with all the emotions and wonder of where the story would take me. I listened to the playlist and it fits in perfectly well for the era the author was portraying. A great big well done, and I’m so looking forward to the second part of the series to see what happens to all the main protagonists. I also loved the supporting characters and even though there were only three, they complimented the story immensely.

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Life is a series of choices, and every one we make sends us down a different path…

It is easy to look back at your life and see the mistakes you’ve made and wonder how it all could’ve been different. But when the path you thought would last forever comes to an end and you have to choose a new one, do you follow the route that looks the straightest and easiest? Or do you follow your heart and choose the one that might have more twists and turns but could lead you to the happiest tomorrows?

Twisted Paths is not a standalone. This is meant to be read after book one in the Twisted series, Twisted Souls.

 

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The first thing I notice is that the man is seriously beautiful. His body is cut and sculpted like he spends hours a day in the gym, and even in the dim light from the pool deck, I can tell he’s tan. His board shorts hang low on his hips, and the defined cuts of muscle on his chest and abs is enough to send women running to him and dropping at his feet. Had I been a single woman, he would definitely be my type. My eyes lift past his impeccable body to the face and head that’s attached, and that’s when my heart completely stops. I must’ve gasped out loud, because I feel Mia turn and look at me as he gets closer.

I feel my mouth drop open as his eyes meet mine for the first time in years. “Blake.” He stops in his tracks, both of us staring at each other for what seems like every moment of the time we have been apart. I can’t believe he’s standing here, and had it not been for Mia standing next to me, I might’ve thought I was dreaming.

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FIVE STARS

Reviewed By Donna Elsegood on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

This is the second and final part of the Twisted Series. The story of Blake McIntyre and Liane Kelly, or now known as Collier.

Twisted Souls’ story was set eighteen years earlier. They had chosen their paths all those years ago with Liane seeing her son Carter off to college. This pained her as she had always been a devoted wife and mother; married to a hard working provider for their little family. She was young and still at school when Carter was born, but even so, she managed to fulfil her dream of becoming a teacher.

Suddenly she is dropped from a great height and everything she believed about her life’s path is not what it seems. Liane decides to run away to the family holiday retreat in Sanibel in Florida where the family have a timeshare.

Blake McIntyre returns every year to Sanibel to relive his memories of his one true love. Blake’s family desperately wants him to move on but he still can’t let go. He is a recovering alcoholic due to not coping very well with what life has dealt him. Divorced with no children, he still lives in hope.
Blake and Liane paths cross again at Sanibel and old feelings are felt.

Quote: Blake ~ “I want to help, whatever it is,” “No matter what, I want to be your friend. We were friends before… we’ve always been friends. So if you want to talk I’m here. “

Quote: Liane ~ “I haven’t seen you in years Blake,” “I’m not sure being friends as kids classifies us as friends now.”

There is a lot to work through for these two protagonists as it’s clear they are still in love. Even after all these years, they were truly meant to be together. A tragedy strikes and everything they have ever believed in comes crashing down around them.

I was on the edge of my seat as truths were unfolded. I couldn’t believe what I was reading, and I must admit I despised Ronan in Twisted Souls but in this segment, a little part of me felt sorry for him. Just a little part, I might add! Blake and Liane are fantastic characters and to see where the story took them held my attention so much that I forgot everything else around me. Great supporting characters and I loved Carter. What a lovely young man and I know we’re going to get a story about him. I loved the whole plot, the author’s style of writing, and I will definitely be reading more of her work. Let’s just say all the frantic reading wanting to know what happens, plenty of angst included, was well worth it with a satisfactory outcome.

About the author

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LL Collins is a teacher who loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and boys, reading, and writing. Her love of writing has found a home in the self-publishing world. The Living Again series: Living Again, Reaching Rachel, Guarding Hearts, Finding Forever, and Breaking Free: A Living Again Novella are available now in both eBook and paperback. The beginning to her new series, Twisted Souls, was released March 3, 2015 and the second and final book in the series, Twisted Paths, will release April 7, 2015.

LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out to try to make her lifelong dreams of becoming an author come true. She has been a teacher for over ten years, a wife for 15, and a mom to two boys, 13 and 11.

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💜 BLOG TOUR 💜 A BEAUTIFUL KIND OF LOVE by ELLIE WADE

 

Title: A Beautiful Kind of Love

Author: Ellie Wade

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 13, 2015

 

Every choice has a consequence.

I believe in soul mates. Why? Because I have one and his name is Jax Porter.

I have known Jax my whole life and I have loved him with every breath I’ve ever taken. The fact that we were born a mere month apart to mothers that are best friends has made us inseparable since birth.

What we have is so rare, one would think our story would be written, our fate sealed. But, unfortunately that’s not how life works. Life offers us many choices that can turn destiny into chance.

I now find myself heading toward a destination that I could have never imagined and I have to figure out where to go from here.

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

 

Our entire life together has been perfect. We have had eighteen years of foreplay. I don’t need candles or flowers. I need you. Take me to bed and make me yours in the only way that I’m not. ~ A Beautiful Kind of Love

What we have is the absolute rightness of two souls born into this world to complement the other flawlessly. Everything that Jax is and everything that he does is always exactly what I need. A Beautiful Kind of Love

I can’t compare what I’ve had with others to what I could have with you. You are my Lily. There is no comparison. A Beautiful Kind of Love

Our entire life together has been perfect. We have had eighteen years of foreplay. I don’t need candles or flowers. I need you. Take me to bed and make me yours in the only way that I’m not. A Beautiful Kind of Love

This right here with Jax and me, our bodies and our souls acting on pure instinct and desire, is what I was made for. A Beautiful Kind of Love

 

 

 

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Jax and Lily are just a month apart in age and since their mothers are best friends, these two have had a close bond growing up. Lily being the eldest is nicknamed “Little” by Jake which she finds most annoying. She wants to be called Lil. This is a brief introduction to their story as it leaps forward five years when they are preparing to go to college. Jax is a football player and has a girlfriend called Maeve; however, he doesn’t like Lily gaining attention from other guys. Lily points out to Jax that he can’t always be around to protect her.

Quote ~ Lily: “You can’t always be around, Jax.”
Quote ~ Jax: “For you, Lily, I can. I’m always here for you. You know that.”

Jax takes Lily to the school prom and while they are they are dancing together, she starts feeling something. She can’t understand why she is reacting like she is, or why she is attracted to him. When a song they have danced to more than a million times is played, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis, Lily gets confused. Ruining her friendship with her best friend is the last thing on her mind.

Quote~ “I requested it, and I made it extremely clear to the DJ that my Little had to dance to this song tonight.”

Kisses are shared increasing their magnetism which in turn, causes more bewilderment. But they discuss this at great length as neither of them want to destroy what they’ve had in the past. Decisions are made and they decide to take their relationship up to new level.

Three years later, Jax is in college playing football and Lily stays behind at a local community college. Jax wanted her to go to his college, Lily feels she needs to branch out and discover her own identity. So when she enrols in photography, Jax breaks off with her as he says he wants to have the college life.

Regardless of other romances, their passion is rekindled. There is a lot of angst in this emotional rollercoaster story which I won’t give away. One thing is clear though; as they grow older, the few twists and turns thrown in doesn’t dampen their powerful love.

The author has written a story that shows us life isn’t always mapped out the way one expects it to. Jax and Lily thought they would be able to withstand anything. Growing up and learning who they are as people made it inevitable that there would be the unexpected in store. Sweet moments and few hot scenes made this read perfect.

This is book one of two in a series and now that Lily and Jax are adults who have graduated, I am looking forward to seeing what happens in their futures. The ending of this first part was a huge wow! Will they or won’t they? I was totally sitting on edge. Please don’t be put off by the fact that it begins with them as children until young adults. This all adds to the build-up of who they really are. I can’t wait for the second book from this fabulous storyteller. Ellie, you just get better and better and in my opinion, five shiny stars are most certainly worthy of such a fab read.

 

 

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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★★★★ BLOG TOUR ★★★★ PROFESSOR CLINE REVEALED by J.M. La ROCCA

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Title: Professor Cline Revealed

Series:  The Professor #1

Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance

Author: J.M. La Rocca

Release Date: 12th March, 2015

 

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Getting pleasure from pain makes me a sadist. I’ve been that way for as long as I can remember. Plagued by painful memories and a dark past, I use women to help me forget. I’ve done everything in my power to take control of my life, but there are some things I have no control over.People think they know who I am, but in reality, they know nothing.

My name is Mason Cline.

But after today, you will call me Professor Cline.

 

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“Don’t move,” I commanded as I nipped at her ear. “You move and I won’t let you come. Do you understand?”
She let out a heavy breath and nodded slowly.
Lowering myself down her body, I trailed my hand down her tits as I once again lowered my head to her pussy. Spreading her lips, I could see her pulsing with need as she tried not to raise her pussy to my face. Gripping her thighs, I lowered my head down again when she stopped moving, flicking at her clit in a fast speed before inserting two fingers to pump into her. She let out a gasp as I curved my finger into her g-spot, and I knew it was taking all of her control not to move her body into mine for more friction.
Flicking my tongue a few more times, I pulled back and stopped pumping my fingers as soon as I felt the walls of her pussy start to clench. She groaned in frustration as the need took over her senses.
Her breathing slowed and I resumed my position, sucking on her clit and causing her to buck into me. Although I’d usually pull away, my own arousal was starting to take over. My hips were moving on their own accord, looking for friction against the bed. I groaned into her pussy as her heavy breathing turned into deep moans.
Keeping at my assault on the bed, I removed my fingers and lowered my mouth to lick up her juices, running my tongue from her entrance to her clit. She groaned every time I flicked at her clit lightly, causing me to pump into the bed faster. I knew if I kept it up, I’d end up releasing in my pants.
I needed to be inside her.
I let go of her legs, moving them off my shoulders, and climbed off the bed. I watched as she clamped her legs closed trying to get some friction for her aching pussy, an ache only I could soothe.
“I’m going to fuck you now, princess,” I told her as I undid my belt and dropped my pants to the floor.

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KINDLE FRIENDS FOREVER FOUR ★ REVIEW

 By Dawn Vickers.

Mason Cline broke tradition and did not want to follow in his father’s footsteps preferring to teach law as opposed to practising it. Mason suffered terribly as a child and hates his father with a passion. His father is a man not to be messed with, and Mason tries to have as little to do with him as possible. Working at NYU, Mason Cline is also drop-dead gorgeous, controlling, dark, dominant and damaged. His childhood was hellish and he carries the tortured memories and scars with him. Having his own particular way of coping and dealing with the pain, he suffers on a daily basis. He doesn’t do love, relationships or girlfriends; he has sex. And plenty of it! Then moves on. Everything he desires and wants, he always gets on his terms.

Quote ~ Mason: ” I’m not the ever after you’re looking for, Emma, I’m your one night stand. I’m no good for you, I’ll ruin you.”
Emma: ”Ruin me then.”

On a night out with friends, he first sets eyes on Emma. Something about her catches his eye and he finds himself unable to take his eyes off her. He’s determined to make her his. She too seems captivated, Emma works at the bar as a waitress and in a relationship with Tim that seems to be going nowhere. Her friends are convinced he’s cheating on her. When her friends are proved right, she leaves and moves in with her sister.

Emma is a student at NYU and cannot believe her professor is none other than the sexy man from the bar. Regardless of the fact that they are professor and student, they begin see each other. Finding it hard to keep their hands off each other isn’t an issue. Emma finds herself unable to resist the demanding Professor, and he finds himself opening up to her. Experiencing new feelings, doing things differently to what he’s used to as he spends more time with her, is a new concept. When Mason pushes her, she pushes right back refusing to be like his other women. Mason cannot keep his controlling dark side hidden for long and slowly but surely, he reveals his true self to Emma. His past catches up on him; taunts him! How will Emma react when she sees Mason for who he truly is? Can Mason finally deal with his past and try to move forward with Emma at his side, or are outside forces set on ruining everything?

Quote ~ Mason: “Do you find me attractive?”
Emma: “No.”
Mason: “So if I told you I wanted to bend you over my desk and f**k you right now, what would you say?”
Emma: “I’d say that was entirely inappropriate.”

I really enjoyed this book! The characters were tenacious, their emotions run deep, and it’s touchingly heart-breaking in places. The chemistry between them is strong, and I like how Emma stood up to him and pushed his buttons, Mason, I loved him! Arrogant and annoying but sexy as hell, you wanted to dislike him but couldn’t!

As this books falls in the erotica genre, it seems only fitting to mention the sex! At times I thought it could’ve just been that tad more erotic and more graphic in some parts. Therefore I felt it somewhat lacking. I’ve previously mentioned in my review that Mason is a very dominant, dark and controlling man. Everything we look for in this kind of read, let me down a little.

Having said that, there were some superbly written powerful scenes too where you saw why Mason was in fact the way he was. My heart broke for him. But for me the story moved too slowly at times leaving the exciting gritty parts toward the latter half of the book. As this is a series, maybe this is the reason it felt that way for me. So be warned because it ends on an almighty cliffy! It leaves you wanting more and I hope the wait isn’t going to be too long!

 

 

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I’ve had a passion for reading and writing for as long as I can remember. It has always been an escape for one reason or another. Now, I’m taking that passion and turning it into a book. My debut book Lifeless will be released late summer 2013. I can’t wait for you to read this story that has been brewing in my head for over a year. 🙂

 

 

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