Archive for July, 2013

On Display by Cassandra Carr

On Display by Cassandra Carr

5 Hockeystyxxx

Hunter’s job as a personal trainer didn’t pay all the bills but along with his job as a bouncer at Rotten he was getting to where he wanted to be. The only place else he needed to go involved the sexy Pilates instructor Olivia. Damn but he wanted to ride her like she rode those bikes in the spin class she taught. Seeing her put on a show at the bar was beyond hot and he hoped to hell she wasn’t really into the girl that was now tight up against her. Where he needed to be.

Olivia had wanted Hunter from the first moment she saw him at the gym. Too shy to take a chance she had almost growled at his client today when she had put her claws on his toned chest in front of her. Tonight she was going to step it up though and with the help of her best friend and some dirty dancing at the club he worked at she was hopefully going to put the shyness behind her and let him know what she wanted from him.

Oh. My. Gawd. Damn it if Cassandra Carr didn’t raise the temperature even higher during this heat wave with the spontaneous combustion between Olivia and Hunter when they finally came together for the first time in a passionate, scorching exhibition. With this book being little more than a morsel it delivered a bite that was full of sinfully delicious erotic temptation. The chemistry between the two continues throughout their foray into sexting and culminates with a scene that will leave you breathless and wanting. Pick this one up and be delighted with the heat that it delivers!

This book was given to me by the author for an honest review and I honestly loved every bite of it! Releasing on July 19 from Ellora’s Cave Exotica Quickies line.

56 Reasons to Indulge

Have you all heard of the new look of Indulgence a division of Entangled Publishing? The new sexy covers are not the only thing new. Indulgence brings together classic romance, new and fresh voices, those alpha heroes we all love, and are simply great category romance reads. Shorter reads they all come with the prerequisite HEA. I can’t wait to dive in to these three new releases. If you are a fan of the Brazen line you might want to remember that Brazen may be the naughty little sister of Indulgence, but where do you think Brazen learned everything?

Here are the three latest releases!!! Yummy in more ways than one!!!!

Famously Engaged, by Robyn Thomas

Robyn Thomas

Robyn Thomas

A chef and a rock star. They couldn’t be from more different worlds…

Rock star royalty’s favorite son, Jake Olsen, couldn’t help but interfere after listening to his future brother-in-law talk non-stop about his ex-wife, Beth Carlisle. Jake decides that the only way to get the groom’s mind off his ex-wife is to give her a fake fiancé.

Before Jake can convince Beth of his plan, he’s forced to move in with her to avoid the paparazzi. Their instant attraction makes for a sizzling “first date”, but soon Jake’s fame gets in the way and Beth wants out. Too bad Jake’s figured out just why her ex is so obsessed with her, and he’s afraid he’s not going to be able to give her up either.

Now it’s up to Jake to convince this chef together they make the perfect recipe.


Barnes and Noble: Coming

The Wedding Gamble, by Cindi Myers

Cindi Myers

Cindi Myers

Preschool teacher Laura Nichols is celebrating her birthday and sister’s bachelorette party in Vegas. Being in Sin City is thrilling and she intends on tapping in to her wild side. Laura can’t resist the added excitement that comes with saying yes when a hunky man off the street proposes…

FBI agent David Abruzzo has been working undercover as a thug to bring down the Zacolli crime family, but his cover depends on convincing the mob he came to Vegas for a quickie wedding. If they catch on to his plan, his cover’s blown, and he’s as good as dead. 

Over the course of 48 hours, David and Laura use rollercoasters, glowing condoms, and exotic male dancers to stay alive and bring the crime family down. But it will take more than Lady Luck, one night of passion, and a little Vegas magic to turn their fake marriage into something real.


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Dishing Up Desire, by Barbara DeLeo

Barbara DeLeo

Barbara DeLeo

Image consultant Blake Matthews is facing his toughest PR challenge yet: salvage the image of celebrity chef Kirin Hart. Once he does, he’ll be able to acquire LA’s most successful PR firm. But Kirin’s no easy fix. She’s stubborn about changing her comfortable homemaker image, and is being sued for sexual harassment by a junior staffer. She needs a PR lifeline fast. Only problem is Blake wants more than to make her over…

Kirin doesn’t need a makeover–her fans love her as she is. But she could lose everything if the sex scandal and reputation that has followed doesn’t get quashed right away. Kirin agrees to let model-perfect Blake work his magic for two weeks, but things get complicated when she can’t deny the way her body flares to life whenever he’s near.


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I had an epiphany last night. Something had been bothering me all night. Something I had no say in whatsoever. Something akin to watching a train wreck or rubbernecking along an accident scene. I couldn’t stop myself from feeling hurt from this situation. Shaking my head all night I tried and tried to forget and repeat over and over…. You can’t say anything, you can’t do anything, it’s not your business and if you do say something you are going to be the one who loses. Did it work? No…. no it didn’t do anything but upset me more and more. Crawling into bed I had hoped to read like I do every night. Did I? NO! Not only did the silly British sitcom not pull me out of my mood but I couldn’t even turn on the kindle. THIS NEVER HAPPENS! NEVER!!! So I went to post a random post on my facebook feed and it turned into this.

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I watched a young man follow a similar path
One that had both its ups and its downs
He lived life to its fullest forgoing advice
Of the ones he held closest and dear
My heart still aches for his smiling face
His laugh His raspy tone
I am broken each time I think of that day
As I relive the ringing of that phone

What happened I asked, not who, not when
Just tell me who took him away
How did you know the caller enquired
I just know I replied I just know
I just know my heart splintered that day

I see the same things repeating themselves
With a stranger that stepped into my life
I sit here and say Please not again
I can’t watch as she causes such strife
A carefree and fun soul who lives life to extremes
Touches so many hearts in so many ways
He does not see the hate and the danger
Of the lethal one him sending him into the path of destruction and decay


OK Now that this realization had hit me and I had written out my thoughts all I could do is curl up and I silently cried myself to sleep. Who was a crying for? For the man that I lost or for the one I wanted to help? I still don’t know. I don’t know if I will ever know. Getting the call that day is still fresh in my mind after over 20 years. I picked up the phone and my Grandma said hi. I said tell me when. She asked when? I replied with tears rolling down my cheeks. Yeah tell me when he died. She asked if someone had called me already. I said no. She said that Tommy had died. I said I know. She asked how? I said I knew in my heart it was him. I felt him touch me. My Grandma was a devout Baptist. I shocked her. She didn’t know how close our souls were. And she could not believe that I just knew but I did. I sat down and let it all out. Curled up with my young son and relived everything we had been to each other through my mind. The day of the funeral I had hardened my heart, my tears had dried. Till I stepped into the hall and his brother stepped up to me. Hey Shell, he said. Hey I replied. Then he slayed me on the spot with his next comment.

Well look what your man went and did to himself this time.

My man. Yeah he was. He belonged to me and I belonged to him. We were close despite living 4 hours apart before the internet social media was an everyday occurrence and never meeting each other for more than the first decades of our lives. We even had “our song”. A second cousin by adoption we made up for that fast. Two weeks apart a pair of Taurus’ never got along better. I never did get the answers I begged for. His death being more than suspicious but one thing I did know was his death had something to do with a woman who was bad for him.
So last night as I crawled into bed and the realization hit me I was faced with a dilemma. Talk to this person who has so many similarities to my best friend and his life path or keep silent. Silence killed my Tommy. If he had been going through the same situation today I could have done something. I could have voiced my concern and I know he would have listened. Can I do the same with this guy? No. I know I cannot say anything because even as he reminds me of him I am not his best friend. I am hopefully considered a friend. My Facebook status says we are but in truth I know there is nothing I can do but rub the Budda belly, pray and make sacrifices to any God above or fallen below that things do not repeat. I only hope that the ones who truly are his best friends will step up and make it clear to him that the crazy in his life isn’t there for him but to get attention for herself grasping on to his coattails and pulling him down into the bigoted and ugly world she lives in. Thank you for listening to me pour my heart out. And pick one of the above to help me save this guy from the same mistakes I have witnessed in the past.