Thursday, August 21, 2014

Last Ascension (The Capes #3) by Rebecca Royce



Blurb:
Lael Hudson has had enough. He made a terrible mistake years earlier and has never been able to forgive himself. His brothers don't trust him and life seems like a series of pointless encounters—one after another, all meaningless. Until he makes a decision—leave the Guardians forever. Start a new life, one of his own making.

Margot Fox woke up one day in a small apartment in a city she didn't recognize without any memories at all. She has one piece of paper in her pocket warning her of danger. What is she to do? When the little money she does have runs out she has no choice but to seek help outside, which is when she runs smack into Lael Hudson.

Despite his decision to stay out of Guardian affairs, Lael can't deny his super human powers make him want to protect the woman who is convinced she must have been abducted by aliens. Together, they will discover the truth is more heinous than either of them could have imagined and that they will have to face the truth of their pasts if they're ever to have a future.
My review:
Fantastic ending to this terrific series.  This book can be read stand alone as the author gives you enough of the back story that you don’t feel lost nor are you bored out of your mind if you have read the other two. 
Lael is the little brother.  He has two very overprotective brothers who make it hard for him to get past his mistakes. Out on his own he finds a young woman with no memories who may be his salvation or his downfall and that of his brothers.  Can Lael get past his past and find a future where he can redeem himself and find a future with or without his brothers. 
I absolutely fell in love with Lael.  Having read the other books I got to see him grow into a fantastic young hero.  I applaud the choices he made and will add this book to my re-read over and over again stack. 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Keeping Mr. Right Now (Kisses in the Sand) by Robin Bielman Review & Giveaway



Blurb:
A temporary agreement neither could keep… 

Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she's up close and personal with the world's sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean? 

Zane Hollander's playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She's genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he'll just break her heart. Because nothing's more important to Zane than following the tide.

My review:
When I saw the name Robin Bielman I knew right off that this was going to be a sweet, funny, romantic read and I was not disappointed.  The characters are likeable and I do like it when the Brainy girl gets the jock.  Curl up in a comfy spot with a warm drink and escape with Keeping Mr. Right Now 
A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review

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Author Bio:

USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and one crazy-cute dog who loves to chew on everyone’s socks. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, eat cupcakes, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com.


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·         Beach Lover’s Gift Bag – with a Beach Rules journal, DVD of the surf movie, Chasing Mavericks, lip balm, a beach ball, signed copy of Kissing the Maid of Honor, tiny Life's a Beach book and an I've Been Zaned t-shirt.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cyra's Cyclopes (Love's Immortal Pantheon #3.5) by Tilly Greene




Blurb:
Love is complicated and can happen in the most unlikely places.

Cyclopes are giants, mean and set in their ways. Agres, Steropes and Brontes are no exception. They have existed forever and see no reason to change. They're comfortable working with the immortals and keeping the pesky mortals at a distance through fear. One night, they meet the stunning Cyra and everything as they know it has been altered. They flounder for solid footing and eventually find level ground where the brothers are content having a lover in their lives. All is going well until they discover their lover is going to leave them for the deity of agriculture she is devoted to serving. Working through the rare feelings of fear, they finally grasp what they never thought would happen to them, actually happened. They are in love, deeply and wholeheartedly, with Cyra. Desperate not to lose her, the normally self-assured trio bands together and are ready to fight for her love.

Having spent most of her life dedicated to a god in grateful servitude, Cyra is surprised when love blooms in her heart for another. Not just for one man, but three brothers, an unheard of scenario even on the sexually permissive Mount Olympus. They were Cyclopes, one of the most feared beings to exist, except they were perfect, handsome, one eyed men who were gentle giants when with her. The love she felt for them grew until she thought her heart would explode and while their bodies told her they cared, the brothers never said a word about how they felt for her. The spring festival brought the point in time when she had to choose between the men who held her heart and the one she served. While it wasn’t going to be easy, all that was left for her to do was decide in which direction was best for her to go.


My review:
Ignore the cover.  A  Cyclops only has one eye so the guys on the cover aren’t Cyclopes.
Cyra's Cyclopes is a well written erotic multi partner romance without the squick factor you might imagine with having Cyclopes as the love interests. (The plural form of Cyclops is Cyclopes.) This story takes place in a time rarely written about these days.  Ms. Greene pulls no punches when she describes what it was like to live, love and worship in ancient Greece.  I’ve not read the others in this series but this book can be read stand alone.  If you want a really original, truly hot, tale of love and lust try this one.


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy: A Deputy Laney Briggs Novella by Jodi Linton




Blurb:

Some cowboys are worth getting dirty for.

In her latest adventure, sassy Deputy Laney Briggs discovers the local high school football coach passed out under the stadium bleachers wearing nothing but a smile…and his wife’s lingerie.

Things really start to get wild when she runs into the smoking hot Federal Marshal, Colt Larsen, snooping around the Granger’s house. The Marshal is on the hunt for the coach’s wife, who is nowhere to be found. Laney and Colt set out to find her, and quicker than a cold snap comes and goes in Texas, Laney finds herself  up to her eyeballs in a case involving death threats, a ruthless motor cycle gang, a Mexican drug cartel, a kidnapping, and a shoot-out to rival the O.K. Corral.

In over their heads, Laney calls in the big guns—her very own Texas Ranger, Gunner Wilson. But with the stakes higher than ever, will Gunner’s help be enough for Laney to get out of this case alive?


My review:
Jodi Linton does it again and steps it up a notch.  Laney and Gunnar are back and things are heating up in Pistol Rock.  Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy is a delightful romp in a quirky small town with wonderful characters and a terrific mystery.  Good looking cowboys and sassy women this is a great escape. 
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

In My Humble Opinion - Giveaway

I was lucky enough to have picked up piles of swag at the last couple of Author / Reader cons I've gone to and now it is my turn to share.

Warning: these prizes will contain adult material.  This contest is only open to those 18 and above and is only available to those who live in the US 


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nashville Trio, A Music City Ménage by Joy Daniels



Blurb:
Music City, USA

After years of hard work country music duo Sweet Talk is on the verge of success. Singer Ashley Ford swore off the romantic entanglements that cost her mother her musical career, but her playing has fallen flat. She needs a spark.

Where inspirations strikes
Co-singer Rob usually finds his pleasure with men, but when Ashley runs back to the arms of her ex lover Ty, he realizes that he’s no longer content being only a friend. 

A tangled trio

Pride kept Ty from pursing Ashley to Nashville. When Ashley returns to his bed, Ty vows not to give her up again, even if it means sharing her with a man he finds aggravating – and surprisingly attractive. 

When secrets and ambition seem poised to destroy her chance to be a star, Ashley must decide if she’s willing to risk it all for a Nashville Trio.

My review:
Smoking hot ménage by new to me author Joy Daniels.  I will definitely be checking out her backlist.  If there is something I dislike about ménage it is those stories where the men never touch.  That’s so much crap parts are going to touch.  Ms. Daniels understands this and makes it super enjoyable. 
The story is a second chance/friends to lovers story with a twist.  I gobbled it up in one sitting and it left me in a puddle of goo.  If you want a sizzling hot story where the sex isn’t contrived but seems to fall naturally even though there are three participants you should enjoy Nashville Trio.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Roaring Up the Wrong Tree (Grayslake #3) by Celia Kyle



Blurb:
What should Trista you do when faced with a hunky werebear who can’t decide if he wants to kill her or screw her?

Half-hyena, Trista has spent years rotating between Grayslake, Redby, and Boyne Falls. When the Grayslake Itan—the local clan’s werebear leader—orders a purge of all hyenas, she finds herself fighting to hold onto the hand-to-mouth life she’s created. Her carefully built existence is threatened further when a gorgeous werebear strides into her life and demands not just her heart, but her very soul. She’ll think about it, but not until her shift ends at seven.

Keen seems like a happy-go-lucky, sex-and-sin werebear, but that’s nowhere near the truth. In reality, his inner-animal wants to go on a bloody rampage and kill half of Grayslake—just because it can. After that, it wants to claim the seductive, curvaceous half-hyena female Keen can’t get out of his head. The animal doesn’t care that most bears wouldn’t mind a little hyena tartare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nope, it peers at her through Keen’s human eyes and has one thought: mate.

When push comes to shove, Keen has to decide if he would rather have the family he was born with, or Trista-the woman who makes him realize that true happiness comes in a lush, hyena-shaped package.

My review:
This book can be read standalone but I recommend you read the first two No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It and All Roar and No Bite first so you understand the undercurrent between the brothers, their wives and Keen.
Is it worse to have been raised in a single parent home in poverty surrounded by hate but rich in love or raised with wealth and both parents but be all but invisible?  This is the background these characters come from.  What matters is not where you came from but how you go forward.  The past has made these two characters Trista and Keen strong and perfect for each other. 
I really enjoy this series and have to say that this is my favorite of the three.  I was so involved in the story that I wanted to reach out and b**ch slap Van on more than one occasion. Keen and Trista will steal your heart.

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