Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review ~ Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan ~ Melissa



When Bree Prescott arrives in the sleepy, lakeside town of Pelion, Maine, she hopes against hope that this is the place where she will finally find the peace she so desperately seeks. On her first day there, her life collides with Archer Hale, an isolated man who holds a secret agony of his own. A man no one else sees. Archer's Voice is the story of a woman chained to the memory of one horrifying night and the man whose love is the key to her freedom. It is the story of a silent man who lives with an excruciating wound and the woman who helps him find his voice. It is the story of suffering, fate, and the transformative power of love



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 So after reading such great reviews about this book I realized I absolutely had to read it and see for myself. I can definitely see why readers are raving over Archer's Voice. This is a true love story told from both Archer's and his love interests' Bree's point of view. Archer can not speak and has shut himself off from the world after undeniable tragedy strikes. Bree is running away from a devastating loss of her own and she runs into Archer who does nothing but completely intrigue her after their first encounter. The two form a friendship which later develops into an unavoidable romance. You never really know the entirety of what happened to Archer until the very end leaving the reader completely engaged. Such a great read!
-Melissa


   

Release Blitz and 5 star review ~ An Act of Obsession by KC Lynn ~ Jill Mac


Title: An Act of Obsession (Acts of Honor Series - Book 3)
Author: KC Lynn
Release Date: July 20, 2016
TBR Link: Goodreads





Synopsis


She’s beautiful yet scarred beyond repair. 



He’s powerful and lethal, in and out of the ring. 

One act of kindness brought Sophie Parish far more danger than she could have ever imagined. Now she’s on the run, leaving behind her family and the only dream she’s ever had. 

Retired EFC fighter Kolan Slade’s life has been one endless battle after another. He has a dark past with an even darker desire—the only one he’s ever known. 

Until he meets Sophie. 

Intrigued by her raw beauty and the secrets she’s trying to hide, Kolan craves to know who she is and what she’s running from. 

Protecting her becomes his obsession and he’ll sacrifice it all to save her. But in the end her love will have him questioning himself and everything he thought he knew.





An Act of Obsession was the 2nd of KC Lynn's books that I read.  The first being Fighting Temptation which is the first book in the Men of Honor series.  I really enjoyed that book and eventually wanted to read the others.  When I read the synopsis for An Act of Obsession I knew I needed to read it.  I only wish I read them all in order so that I got the full effect of all the characters.  Either way, I'm so happy I read An Act of Obsession.  It was perfect.  I started reading this book at 9pm and didn't stop until I was finished at 2am.

I absolutely love fighter books, and though I don't consider An Act of Obsession a fighter book, the hero Kolan is a sexy, bad-ass, retired fighter.  KC seems to have the perfect alpha males, who love hard. That by far is my favorite thing, when a guy is a hard-ass, yet will love with his every being.  Kolan is the perfect example of that. 

Sophie had a past she was running/hiding from.  She knew she couldn't get close to anyone because of what happened before, and what she knew was eventually going to come again.  She just wanted to start over, start new.  

From the start Kolan and Sophie had sexual tension.  They were both clearly attracted to each other but you also could tell they were both hiding who they really were.  

Kolan and Sophie's story was so amazing.  I can't really get into why because it would ruin it for those who haven't read the book yet.  An Act of Obsession is the story of accepting who you are, and knowing that your past doesn't determine your future.  I think the biggest message this book gives, is that everyone is worthy of love.  Feeling loved, being in love, and loving someone in return. 

This story was beyond a 5 star read.  Definitely a favorite of 2016.  I do recommend that you read the others, only so you are familiar with all the characters, but it can totally be read as a stand alone.  I know after reading this, I am going back to the Men of Honor series and reading them all in order. 

KC Lynn, you did an amazing job with this book, and have created a forever fan in me!

<3 Jill Mac






Excerpt

Reaching my SUV, I place her feet on the ground and cage her against the passenger door, bracing both my hands on either side of her head. “And what about you, Lia?” I ask, dipping my head in close to hers. “Hmm? You know my secrets. What about yours?”

She might not know all of mine but she knows enough.

“What is it you want to know?” she asks, a slight tremble in her voice.

“I want to know who you are and where you came from. But more than anything, I want to know what you’re hiding under that scarf.”

The stark pain that enters her eyes strikes me to my fucking core. “Trust me, you don’t want to see what’s under there. I can’t even bear to look at it myself.”

“Nothing scares me.”

It’s a complete lie. She scares the hell out of me.

A heavy silence descends upon us, her pretty eyes wide and fearful.

“What are you so afraid of?” I ask.

Her breath hitches, emotion shining bright in her gaze. “Everything.”

There’s so much despair in that one word that I want to fucking kill whoever put it there. Unable to resist, I gently drop my forehead on hers, my jaw locking as I restrain myself from doing what I really want to do.

“I’m going to respect your privacy…for now. But one day, you’re going to tell me who made you so afraid. And if they’re still breathing—they won’t be for much longer.”

Her eyes fall closed, lip trembling as she tries to shield her pain from me. “Some secrets, Kolan, are best left unknown.”

“Not between us. The day will come when there will be no more secrets between us.”

Her eyes open, locking with mine, but she remains silent. I press my lips to her forehead then reach for the door handle. “Come on. Let’s go home.”



*****




About the Author

K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love for romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big…Hearts.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Hawk by Jo Raven. Reviewed by Melissa Rob

Bad-boy heir to the Fleming Group empire, Jamie “Hawk” Fleming, at your service. Here’s the breakdown: my father has been thrown behind bars on murder charges, and my mother as accessory. That was three months ago, and since then, everything has been a downhill ride. The only thing keeping me sane right now is Hot Body. Her name is Layla, and all that matters is that she’s gorgeous, sexy, and great in bed. Until I wake up tied up and gagged, Layla standing over me. Sounds promising, huh? A pretty girl, maybe handcuffs and a whip? But that’s not our scene, and the pissed-off men who kidnapped me are lurking in the shadows, ensuring that this experience won’t be fun at all… *Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.* HAWK is the second book in the bestselling Sex and Bulllets series. It is a full-length standalone New Adult Romantic Suspense novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jo Raven. Check out CAUGHT (Prequel to HAWK) to see how Hawk and Layla met in this steamy novella
This was my favorite Jo Raven book I've read thus far. Not only did I fall in love with handsome tattooed rich boy hawk, I fell in love with his counterpart Layla as well. I literally was captivated by this book from beginning to end. It not only contained some sexy romance but had a great storyline as well. I truly found Layla to be such a relatable character as she revealed insecurities as her relationship progressed with Hawk. I usually don't reread romance books but this one I will definitely read again!
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cover Reveal - LB Dunbar - The Sex Education of M.E. - Rebecca

A story for the over forty crowd…

The Sex Education of M.E. by L.B. Dunbar
Release the tension – August 22




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I’m forty, flabby, and frustrated. Don’t get me wrong, I have a good home, a decent job, and great children. I had a loving marriage for twenty years where we had our ups and downs. It wasn’t perfect; but it wasn’t awful. Then he died.

After the grief took its course, and the reality of my life set in, I grew frustrated. It wasn’t the bills or the struggle to keep my interest in my work. It was life without a man – the only man I’d been with for twenty years. And before you go all feminist on me, it isn’t that I can’t be an independent woman, but there are certain areas where a man is necessary.

You need a fuck buddy, my friend said.
I didn’t even know what that meant.
Is it friends with benefits?, I asked.
Better, you don’t even have to be friends, she offered.

Boy, did I need an education in the modern workings of dating, and sex.



A coming-of-an-older-age novel.
Something new from L.B. Dunbar – a stand-alone rom-com!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Release Blitz - Bound by Blood - Victoria Renteria - Rebecca

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Captive and bound by the one person who vowed to cause her harm since her very first breath, Kylee Parker finds herself facing the demons of her past. Lost among the shadows, she struggles to maintain her sanity in hopes of surviving. In the clutches of the underground mafia, she fights to find an escape from the person who gave her life.
Alexander Grant’s sole focus has been his work: serving his country and taking down the bad guys. While leading an elite group of soldiers on a highly classified mission in South Korea, he finds himself thrust into the throes of passion with the woman who changed everything. But when danger comes calling and she is kidnapped, he must choose between his heart and his job.
Will he jeopardize the career he is bound to . . . or risk it all to save her?
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Former Director for a major corporation, Victoria has spent most of her life inside of a book. When she wasn’t reading, she was busy scribbling down stories of her own. Meeting her husband while he was in the United States Army, Victoria quickly adapted and learned the role of the military spouse.
After finishing her Business Management Degree in college, she spent years working in the corporate world where her writing quickly fell to the wayside. Finally, taking time away from the corporate world, Victoria has been able to dive into her stories and create a whole new world for you to live in.
She now resides in the sunny Tampa, Florida area with her husband, son, and two amazing boxers. When she isn’t writing, you can find her on the beach or hiking. Maybe even writing on the beach . . .
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