What The Lightening Sees


Louise Bay


What The Lightening Sees | Part One in a three part novella series

Release Date:

31st March 2015


Contemporary Romance


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“Harry stayed seated too, and I watched him as he leaned back, put his hands behind his head and observed people leaving. As if he knew I was watching, he turned his head toward me and looked me in the eye.

His eyebrows lifted and his eyes widened like he was asking me if I was done looking at him. I got the feeling he was used to being looked at. I could imagine if I was one of those girls, I might be distracted by that strong jaw and those sparkling eyes. The difference was, I wasn’t ogling him as I imagined most people would be. I wasn’t interested in his long fingers that periodically swept through his dirty-blond hair or the way his shirt seemed to skim over his tight body. I simply wanted to figure him out.”






























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





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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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. The Empire State Series of novellas starts with A Week in New York.  Her first book in the What the Lightning Sees Series was released on 31st March.

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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Broken Glass (The Glass Trilogy #2)


Arianne Richmonde


Contemporary Romance/Erotica

Release Date:

 17th March, 2015



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Daniel Glass is back. Not only as Janie’s director, but as her leading man in the BDSM-themed movie, The Dark Edge of Love, the sexiest romance since Fifty Shades of Grey.

But Janie can’t shake off her obsession that Daniel is still in love with his late wife, the invincible blonde bombshell, Natasha Jürgen. Not only that, but rumor has it he’s sleeping with half of Hollywood. Janie is determined to keep Daniel at a comfortable distance, but his insistence, charm, and the power he has over her psyche, wins her over. She simply can’t resist.

Because of family commitments Janie sets off to Vegas, with Daniel in pursuit. And just when she finds out that he is not the man she feared he was, a calamity befalls the couple.

Daniel Glass is broken . . .

And everything Janie has come to believe . . .

Is worse than just a lie.


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My mind wandered back to Daniel. He obviously did care about me; his manipulative hiring and firing proved it. I knew he felt something for me. But still, I did not want to be his rebound relationship. Just because his late wife was dead and gone did not make me number one in his eyes. He’d told me, to my face, I was the last person in the world he wanted a relationship with. His words: “I’m feeling very angry right now. I’m in no state to have a relationship, least of all with you,” ricocheted in my brain. I wished I could fast-forward time. Be the sophisticated actress I would be five years hence, when Daniel would be mentally free of Natasha Jürgen and all her beauty, glamor and sophistication, and the lost child they would have had together, and be ready for someone like me. No, not someone like me. Me.

Me, me, me, me!
Calm down, Janie, get a grip.

    I decided I needed to come clean. Tell Daniel how I felt. Clear the air. Confront him about his fuckathon. After all, I was about to get up close and personal with him, what if he’d caught a sexually transmitted disease on his rounds? That flimsy cock-sock he’d be wearing and the miniscule thingy to cover my girly bits would hardly protect me from raging genital herpes or Hepatitis C. I’d insist he get tested and insist that he keep clear of other women until we’d finished filming. I could even get my lawyer to write it into my contract.

Yes! I’d do the role, but on certain conditions. I mentally made a list of my limits:

  • No sexual relations with anyone else during filming.

  • Mandatory testing for STDs and HIV, with rights to see the doctor’s report with my own eyes.

  • No tormenting me with sexy talk about fucking me or spanking me. (Or had I im- agined that)?

  • No kissing me off set or whispering sweet nothings in my ear.

  • No cameras or videos allowed on set during filming, other than the main cameras.

  • Everyone who is connected with the movie to sign a non-disclosure agreement.



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:::: KFF’s 4.5 ★ Review ::::


Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall.
Quotes chosen by Rachel McEwan.


I really enjoyed the first book in this series and the follow-up is even better. The author has most certainly titillated us with a plot that thickens by the minute. She had me playing the guessing game which is right up my street. Throw in a gorgeous drop-dead Alpha male, a leading lady who can’t quite make up her mind whether to take the leading part in a film he’s going to direct and act in or not, and just maybe an erotic movie will be in the making.
There is no doubt Arianne knows what she’s talking about. She has created a unique plot and her characters are easy to relate to. When Daniel declares his feelings for Janie, she’s more than dubious. You can’t blame her because his reputation for not just wining and dining tall elegant blondes is the talk of the town. But is he indeed the man-whore she thinks he is? She has that to discover at an event where Cal who we meet in the first book, conveniently does a disappearing act. Secrets are revealed, lies are rife, and throughout the confusion woven into the story, had me flipping the pages to find out what was actually going on. And Cal, well, he shows his true colours by being caught out stealing someone’s identity. “Whose,” you may ask?

Daniel ~ ‘’ Fuck, you’re sexy, Janie, you make me fucking ravenous for you.’’

Janie can’t believe her luck when she realises that the man she’s been obsessed with since she first met him in the theatre, acknowledges his passion for her. Some highly arousing and sexy scenes take place, get your fans ready here because the author is an expert at provoking the reader. And when everything seems to be running smoothly; bam! My, oh, my, I can assure you that I wasn’t ready for the outcome of a most unfortunate happenings that took place under the most absurd circumstances either.

Daniel ~ ‘’ I need to claim this ass, Janie. I won’t be a hundred percent satisfied until I can call every last centimetre of your body mine. Call me greedy, I am.’’

Characters we’ve learnt to love in other novels are still giving Janie good advice. And new ones are introduced making this read more than interesting. Janie’s brother, Will, is going to cause an upset or two. The unspeakable aftermath that took place where it did, was undoubtedly because he’d done a runner of sorts forcing Janie to travel to Las Vegas. Of course, Daniel offered to accompany her in his private jet! Yeah, he’s loaded, too!
Will’s unconventional behaviour was written to perfection and I couldn’t not fall for this young lad who’s always willing to please in his peculiar way. I was in for a surprise with this supposedly innocent lad. Hmmph, it all happens in Vegas!

Janie ~ ‘’ Are you talking about what I think you are talking about?’’
Will ~ ‘’ Sure am.’’
Janie ~ ‘’ Did you use a condom?’’
Will ~ ‘’I used three condoms.’’

Daniel. Will his past come back with a vengeance? Did he even know a person close to him was too close for comfort? I’ll tell you this. I wasn’t expecting this twist at all. Actually, it horrified me to think that he might be aware of it. Lots of questions have to be answered in the final part of this trilogy, Hearts of Glass. I sincerely hope all my assumptions are wrong.

To sum up this read. The incredible cliffy had my buddy reader, Rachel, and myself messaging backwards and forwards like two desperately needy bookworms. Say no more! Arianne has done it again in style. Her penmanship is extremely vivid, her way with words is in my opinion, pure and utter perfection. A highly recommendable read; however, this is not a standalone so why not one-click on Shards of Glass if you haven’t read it already! Bravo to you Ms. Richmond for an entertaining read and the book covers in this series, well, I think I can say that KFF are real suckers for them!









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ARIANNE RICHMONDE IS THE USA TODAY best-selling author of Stolen Grace, and the Pearl Series books: Shades of Pearl, Shadows of Pearl, Shimmers of Pearl, Pearl, and Belle Pearl – all full length novels. The first three books in the series are also available in one trilogy bundle/box set as The Pearl Trilogy. She has also written Glass- a provocative short story, which is currently being extended as a trilogy, The Glass Trilogy. Book 1 Shards of Glass, is available for preorder.

She lives with her husband and coterie of animals in France. She loves to travel and meet people and is thrilled that her books have touched readers from all parts of the globe.








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Reviewed by Dawn Vickers on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

So here it is! The final book in the 103 series. This book takes a slightly different turn than the previous books but is an amazing read.

This is Romeo’s story. Although we do get to find out about everyone else too and see how their lives are going! Romeo hasn’t had an easy ride in life. He’s broken down; living with lies and secrets which he deals with by living the rock star life to the fullest. Excessive drinking and women! He’s hot and sexy so getting women is never a problem. Zoe is one of the women he sleeps with. She’s clearly in love with him but won’t tell him her feelings which she keeps all to herself. There’s a reason she won’t let her feelings out though. Romeo has secrets he can’t reveal either because he fears it will destroy everything around him. He loves Zoe but can’t be with her. She has watched him slowly destroy himself over the years and decides enough is enough!!! She’s leaving to try and have a normal life by herself and move on. Of course, saying you’re leaving is far easier than actually doing it. Then there’s Nick. He has a foot in both of their lives. How? Read the book to find out! Trouble seems to follow Romeo wherever he goes, but he knows he must stand up and accept who he is and fight for what’s his.

There’s lots of twists and turns, open mouthed moments and truly amazing emotional ones as we go on this final journey with Romeo and the gang. Add in some seriously hot sex, romance at its best, heartache and despair…. all these ingredients are in this book written by D H Sidebottom make it thrilling and magnificent read start to finish!

This is heart stopping end to a fantastic series and the bonus scene at the end will just blow you away. Did she save the best till last? I think so…it’s sad to see the series come to an end but she gave it a fantastic rocking ending!!!


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It’s time to say Goodbye.

Take a final road trip with the 103 boy’s.
Let’s leave with a tear, a smile and good memories.

Romeo has struggled with his secret for years. He has managed to keep it from not only his family and friends but the girl he has loved for years. But one night changes that. One single night threatens to destroy him, rip his life apart and alienate everyone that he holds dear. But not in the way he thinks.

Zoe has been in love with the room 103 guitarist for over three years. She has struggled to keep hold of anything in her life but when a friend makes her an offer, she can’t refuse, seeing it as an opportunity to finally take control of her life. But one night changes all that. One single night threatens to destroy everything she has known and held in her heart. But not in the way she thinks.

Nick has a secret of his own. A secret that could tear apart everyone around him. But when one night gives him what he has being craving for so long, another night reveals another need to his desires. However, the choices he has to make will make no difference once his own secret is exposed. He thinks he knows the answers, but he will soon find out that he underestimated the forces that control him.

‘To Freedom, Friends and Finally… Room 103.’

         AMAZON U.K                   AMAZON U.S

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Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall for Kindle Friends Forever.tagcov4

The last chapter in book 3 had me sitting on the edge of the chair. Not only were Stella and Gabe left aghast when they discovered just how far Arnie, Gabe’s villainous father, was prepared to carry out what he had been warning them all along, but I was also left itching to find out how they were going to get out of what appeared to be an impossible situation.

Book 4 is without a doubt, a masterpiece! In the other books, the author had really concentrated on the some scorching sex scenes. Gabe was teaching Stella the ropes of the Alphabet Game he’d ingeniously invented and she was more than game to learn. Albeit the other novellas in this series were undoubtedly well-written, full of humour and have a solid plot, number four is little jewel and a splendid finale to their story.

The continuation of the plot thickens at a heart-palpitating rate and I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough. Without letting on, I will say that Stella’s step-father isn’t the man I thought he was at all, and if he’d done things in the past, there was a very good reason why. The author describes all her characters’ personalities to perfection and Gabe’s father will have you hating him even more than you did in the other books. This obsessive man is so vengeful, it’s sickening! I liked Ronnie, Stella’s best friend from the beginning of this story and now I love her to bits. There’s a scene in Stella’s flat that had me in fits of laughter! I could never imagine my best friend saying, “This establishment sucks big, hairy balls.” But since they’re as thick as thieves, all Ronnie’s ribbing is taken in good faith. Even though witty cracks abound, a spanner is thrown into the works with serious issues like blackmail, abuse and murder. Which I might add, have been intricately woven into the plot. Stella and Gabe have a huge misunderstanding too and boy oh boy, does she make him pay for it! I felt quite sorry for the poor man. However, when he comes to terms with the news Stella wanted to tell him her way and without any interference from an undesirable, he’s over the moon. Yes, Gabe! He’s considerate, gorgeous and adores Stella. Mind you, the feeling is mutual and it’s easy to connect with them.

These two absolutely lovely protagonists have less sex, aw! No worries though. Their explicitly described bedroom antics is a plus which will make you sooo appreciative! It certainly did me. I’m absolutely sure the author didn’t want to distract the reader from the real nitty-gritty storyline and there wasn’t a moment when I thought anything was lacking. And of course we mustn’t forget the banter between them. In a nutshell, brilliant. I could carry on writing about the coffee shop where they meet up, their surrounding and trips back and forth between London and New York but I’m not going to. I’d really like you to read this series because it’s extremely entertaining.

A few words to Ms. Long. Thank you for writing such a fabulous ending. It was beyond my expectations. Bravo!


SHOOTING STAR A New Adult Contemporary Romance (Beautiful Chaos Book 1) by ARIANNE RICHMONDE


Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall for Kindle Friends Forever

This is a first for me! I have never, ever wanted to shout out loud to the author in the first paragraph of any review I have done, but this book is… OMG, how could you leave me hanging on the precipice like this is downright cruel!!! Even though KKF was kindly offered the ARC for an honest review, we’d be quite prepared to buy hundreds of copies and do a raffle, a giveaway, whatever needs to be done to spread the word! I turned the last page only to be find To Be Continued… #2, Falling Star (hopefully, the end of July)! Oh dear Lord, those three ellipses nearly made me throw my kindle out the window, but I didn’t because this little eBook and I have a very intimate relationship! What the heck; with her frickin’ teases, a totally original storyline and the characters she has described so well has left me with a harsh case of book hangover. Her knowledge of the movie world, addictive issues and psychology is without a doubt, a merit in itself. The author’s ability to be such a versatile writer is uncanny, too.

The two main characters in this series have hang-ups with a capital H! Jake, aka Jason Wild, is a young up and coming arrogant English film director who one assumes has had it easy, but has he? You will see! Apart from him being sex on legs with a tattoo and muscles in all the right places, what I liked most about him was his English lingo. A man totally in control of his life will be put to the test when Star Davis rushes into his life against all his wishes. This manipulating teenage American super star, very full of herself, horrendously beautiful and used to having her own way regardless, is going to make him question his own rules, his own weaknesses, and his own morals. The attraction between them palpitates from the very beginning of the story and reaches a crescendo towards the last paragraph. Re: my frustration folks!

What I enjoyed most about this novella was how the author has told their POV in first person by using each chapter to their advantage. Every little detail is relevant. It might be a little book you can read in a few hours, but it will leave you with your mouth wide open!!!

A word to Ms Richmond. Obviously I can’t sum up this story since there’s much more to come! You naughty lady, you! I love your protagonists, the secondary characters are brilliant and I how you were able to carry off Leo’s speech defect for want of a better word, was simply perfect. I really hope we’re going to see more of this gorgeous man with his wonderful sense of humour in the follow up of this incredibly written story which is faultless to a tee. My only complaint I have made clear while writing this review is that it’s far too short for my liking but I’m absolutely sure that the wait will be worth it! Bravo!!

To quote my favourite passage; “That having Star in my house was like having the Devil as your best mate, when you were training to take your vows as a priest?”






Reviewed by Traci Hyland for Kindle Friends Forever

I have to say that this was a fabulous first novel from this author. The characters are beyond lovable and even the annoying female, (and we all know I loathe the females) was a little annoying, but it wasn’t to the point where I needed to punch her in the face … it was a lovable annoyance if that makes any sense.

Tyler and Cassie’s story takes us on a journey of discovery, love and a little bit of hot sex to go with it. Their instant attraction is undeniable. Although Cassie tries, even she knows early on that he is the be all and end all and is the hot, sexy man of her dreams. Let’s be honest, I’d totally “do” Tyler in a heartbeat!!! Tyler’s life is a mess and he can’t get out of it, but he sees Cassie and he can’t deny what he feels, so he begrudgingly stays friends with her as long as he can. But he’s absolutely head over heels in love with her. The author makes their little friendship/romance a fun read with some sexy scenes and a whole lot of “smile on your face” moments. Well, for me at least… The side characters are fabulously described and lovable as well. Except for the bitch creature from hell who’s supposed to be like that and is written to perfection. One scene, I won’t give a spoiler, shocked the hell out of me because I expected it to be one thing and I was way off base … but in a good way because it made it a little more unpredictable. I immensely enjoyed the ending and I’m really hoping to hear from this author again with some side character action, and some word on how Cassie and Tyler are doing.

The writing is done well and the grammar and spelling is really good. My only issue which is very hard for me to explain, is when a character speaks and in the same line/sentence, it’s the opposite characters reaction to it and that confused me a little. But hey, that could be just me.

I would absolutely recommend this book and this new author… I’m hoping to see many wonderful things from her.

FALLEN (Blood and Roses book 4) by CALLIE HART

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Reviewed by Sharon Thérése Nuttall for Kindle Friends Forever

I finished it, I tried to sleep! But the keyboard was begging me to get my backside out of bed and write this review which I did! Conclusion, this book will make you lose sleep! Fallen is exactly as the star rating says. AMAZEBALLS! What an incredible story teller this author is. I am literally lost for words…pun intended! Book #4 in the Blood & Rose series is without a doubt, a brilliant continuation of this saga that had my eyes not only burning the pages, but also had me biting my nails in a plot that’s fluid and fast moving.

This isn’t a standalone novel. If you haven’t read the series, you really must. The author’s two main characters are like chalk and cheese but that doesn’t stop them from trying to navigate a bumpy hairpin road full of complex twists and turns. Bad boy Zeth is just abso-freakin’-lutley gorgeous! God! This Alfa male has had a rough ride and it’s going to get even rougher. Even though he isn’t a saint and has little or no conscience regarding his wrong-doings, he had previously made a discovery which will scandalize him and force his hand regarding his loyalty to the man who had more or less brought him up. Charlie Holsan, you are a nasty piece of work! I wanted to get in there and lend Doctor Sloane Romera and Zeth a hand when they both had to fight against Charlie’s vengeful mission to bring them both down. Sloane’s path crossed with Zeth’s when she started looking for her missing sister. She finds herself in situations where she’ll be doing things totally contrary to her character, and Zeth will discover that for once in his life, nothing on earth is going to stop him protecting the only woman that has managed to worm her way into his feelings. I really connected to Sloan. She’s beautiful, intelligent and doesn’t hold anything back. However, her common sense is going to be put to the test in some scenes that made me really nervous.

The storyline is a huge intricate puzzle. Pieces start to fit in in what appears to be like watching an action movie! Yes, really! This book is extremely visual and you don’t need much imagination when events take a turn for the worst.

Now then folks, there’s nothing like explicitly described sex in a novel that’s got you glued to the pages. The scenes are quite hair-frizzling and to my way of thinking, a plus and a half. Zeth knows that Slone’s dormant sexual desires are there. All he needs to do is bring them out and oh my god, does he! Towards the end of the book, the suspense is so rife that I was doubting a good ending was in for the offering. What a fan-flipping-tastic finale it was! Nevertheless, there’s no closure as such so we’ll have to wait patiently for the next instalment. To say this book is epic would be an understatement and I couldn’t find fault! Bravisimo Ms Hart! Bravo!

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