Review: DAMIAN – JESSICA WOOD

Damian by Jessica Wood

Release Day: 12/22/13

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Synopsis

Meet Damian Castillo. The man, the legend, the heartbreaker. As a self-proclaimed man-whore, Damian doesn’t believe in love or commitment. In fact, he can’t remember the last time he’s had feeling for a woman that went beyond hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only things he cares about are his bar, his appearance, and his needs.

But then he meets Alexis.

Meet Alexis Blythe. A small town girl that has lost a lot of love in her life. Wanting to leave her past behind her, she moves to San Francisco looking for a big change. Yet, despite everything she’s gone through, she still believes in true love.

But then she meets Damian.

When Alexis shows up at his bar, Damian’s caught by surprise. She’s different. She’s sweet, innocent, and feisty. But above all, this woman didn’t respond to his charm and piercing-blue eyes the way every other woman did. To Damian, she’s his ultimate challenge.

Could Alexis be the girl that will break through Damian’s wall of perpetual bachelorhood without getting hurt? Or will Damian remain true his ways and break Alexis’s heart and her hopes of true love?

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REVIEW

Alexis is such an endearing heroine. She is a young twenty-three year old woman who has suffered such great loss and heartbreak, yet she is a woman who exudes strength and spirit in her life. Uprooting herself and moving to San Francisco, she aims to start fresh and unexpectedly bumps into her sexy new neighbour.

Damian Castillo is a self confessed playboy. He is a sexy, over-confident man who is not ashamed of his needs and the instant gratification women provide for him – as long as it’s easy and emotionless that is.

When a completely unexpected encounter on the steps of their apartments forces them to meet one another, the connection is immediate for Alexis.  But Alexis isn’t like any other woman Damian has encountered. She is beautiful, strong and somewhat immune to his charms. It is the spark that they share that leads these two to spend more and more time together. But with their level of sexual tension, and Damian’s dismissive attitude toward any form of emotional commitment, can these two find a compromise, and give in to their physical needs without emotions getting in the way?

This is my third Jessica Wood novel and I have to say that I am completely in love with her poetic style of writing. The descriptive nature of the characters allows you to both empathise with their situations and also understand the decisions they are both forced to make at times. Damian is also a much steamier read than Jessica Wood’s previous novels, truly delving whole-heartedly into the mind and persona of one decadent, tattooed bad-boy. And ladies he is such a male at times. But that does not mean that this enigmatic player won’t capture your heart.

With fantastically written characters who share an almost palpable connection, and a story set amidst a beautiful San Francisco backdrop – this is one of those ultimate love stories of how a connection between two people has the power to change even their deepest set ways. This is also a novel that will literally leave you on the edge of your seat, and impatiently patiently waiting for the next instalment in this incredibly sexy and infectious series.
5 Brilliant STARS!

THE HEARTBREAKER (The Heartbreaker # 0.5) is now AVAILABLE!

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Synopsis:
 
Meet Damian Castillo. The man, the legend, the heartbreaker.  The only thing that matters in his world is his “little black book”: his large black shoebox filled with hundreds of phone numbers from the nameless women in his life. He knows what he wants: mind-blowing, no-strings-attached sex. And as the hottest bartender in San Francisco, he never has a problem getting exactly what he wants when he wants it.  But sleeping with every hot woman that throws herself at him can sometimes lead to unexpected problems, and Damian discovers this when he finds himself caught in the middle of his two recent conquests. Will his manwhore ways get him into more trouble than he can handle, or will this heartbreaker manage to get out unscathed?
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Jessica Wood

Jessica Wood writes contemporary romance.

While she has lived in countless cities throughout the U.S., her heart belongs to San Francisco. To her, there’s something seductively romantic about the Golden Gate Bridge, the steep rolling hills of the city streets, the cable cars, and the Victorian-style architecture.

She loves a strong, masculine man with a witty personality. While she is headstrong and extremely independent, she can’t resist a man who takes control of the relationship, both outside and inside of the bedroom.

She loves to travel internationally, and tries to plan a yearly trip abroad. She also loves to cook and bake, and—to the benefit of her friends—she loves to share. She also enjoys ceramics and being creative with her hands. She has a weakness for good (maybe bad) TV shows; she’s up-to-date on over 25 current shows, and no, that wasn’t a joke.

And it goes without saying, she loves books—they’re like old and dear friends who have always been there to make her laugh and make her cry.

The one thing she wished she had more of is time.

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Blog Tour: WORTH THE CHANCE – VI KEELAND

WORTH THE CHANCE
A New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
NYT Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

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Synopsis

Meet Liv Michaels

It may have been seven years, but I’d know him anywhere.  Sure, he’s grown, filled out in all the right places, but his captivating blue eyes and cocky grin are exactly the way I remember.  Even though I’d much rather forget.

Liv Michaels is almost there.  She’s smart, determined and weeks away from landing the job she’s dreamed about for years.  Time healed old wounds, even her broken heart from the devastation of being crushed by her first love.

Meet Vince Stone

Women love a fighter, especially a good one.  Lucky for me, I’m damn good.  But there’s one woman that isn’t interested.  Not again, anyway.

Vince ‘The Invincible’ Stone is every woman’s fantasy…strong, sexy, confident and completely in control.  Growing up surrounded by chaos, he’s learned never to get too attached. Love will drag you down.  He adores women, treats them well, puts their own needs before his own…for the night anyway.  With the biggest fight of his life coming up, his focus should be on training.

When fate brings Vince & Liv back together again, there’s no denying the chemistry is still there.  But can Vince erase the old scars their past left behind? Or will Liv hurt him instead?

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REVIEW

*ARC Provided By the Author

Every once in a while those stories come along. I am talking about the deeply impactful and heartbreaking tales that don’t romanticise life’s hardships, and the arduous emotional journey of  love and unbreakable connections.  Worth the Chance is one of those sweet little gems.

Vi Keeland knows exactly how to create an incredible love story that withstands time and even the most brittle of hearts. And also one that is filled to the brim with incredibly refreshing plot twists.

Vince ‘Vinny’ Stone is a decadent, sweet talking, blue- eyed bad boy. He is a gorgeous, enigmatic and relentless fighter. He is also a man who struggles with a brutal and unfair past that has deprived him of unconditional and relentless love and devotion. Focused solely on his career as a MMA fighter, women only serve one purpose in Vinny’s life – fast, easy and emotionless gratification. Vinny is content with that aspect of his existence though, that is until Liv Michaels unexpectedly walks back into his life.

Olivia ‘Liv’ Michaels is a sweet, intelligent and sassy heroine. She is a young woman who has uprooted her existence to chase after her dream career as a journalist. It is this very precedence that unexpectedly forces Vinny back into her life and places her face to face with the boy who held her heart in his hands as a teenager.

What I absolutely loved about this story was the level of detail Vi Keeland allows the reader to experience once we meet these two incredible characters. Their connection is both palpable and realistic, and is enhanced so greatly by the stunning and poetically heartbreaking flashbacks into their time together, during high school. Both Liv and Vinny struggle to deal with their feelings and a deep underlying connection that has bound them together over their years apart.

This is a novel that is completely and utterly infectious and consuming. The heartfelt emotion and seductively searing nature between these two characters is written to perfection and I cannot recommend this novel highly enough. This is a book that amalgamates sex, love, emotion and a captivating and suspenseful lot perfectly.

5 INCREDIBLE STARS!

About the Author

 

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night! 

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New Release: THE HEARTBREAKER (The Heartbreaker # 0.5) – JESSICA WOOD

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Synopsis:
 
Meet Damian Castillo. The man, the legend, the heartbreaker. 
The only thing that matters in his world is his “little black book”: his large black shoebox filled with hundreds of phone numbers from the nameless women in his life. He knows what he wants: mind-blowing, no-strings-attached sex. And as the hottest bartender in San Francisco, he never has a problem getting exactly what he wants when he wants it. 
But sleeping with every hot woman that throws herself at him can sometimes lead to unexpected problems, and Damian discovers this when he finds himself caught in the middle of his two recent conquests. Will his manwhore ways get him into more trouble than he can handle, or will this heartbreaker manage to get out unscathed?
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Jessica Wood

Jessica Wood writes contemporary romance.

While she has lived in countless cities throughout the U.S., her heart belongs to San Francisco. To her, there’s something seductively romantic about the Golden Gate Bridge, the steep rolling hills of the city streets, the cable cars, and the Victorian-style architecture.

She loves a strong, masculine man with a witty personality. While she is headstrong and extremely independent, she can’t resist a man who takes control of the relationship, both outside and inside of the bedroom.

She loves to travel internationally, and tries to plan a yearly trip abroad. She also loves to cook and bake, and—to the benefit of her friends—she loves to share. She also enjoys ceramics and being creative with her hands. She has a weakness for good (maybe bad) TV shows; she’s up-to-date on over 25 current shows, and no, that wasn’t a joke.

And it goes without saying, she loves books—they’re like old and dear friends who have always been there to make her laugh and make her cry.

The one thing she wished she had more of is time.

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Blog Tour: NICO – J.B. HARTNETT

 

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Blurb

When I was a boy, I met a girl.
She didn’t know it then, but…
She changed me.

Now…..I am a man.
A man who is broken by the stories of the women who come to me.
They are my birds with broken wings.
I help them heal, help them to make them strong, so they can fly free.
Lark changed me. Loved Me. Made Me Strong.
With her, I am free.

I write…
To the girl of the past.
To the girl of my present.
And, the girl of my future.

Dear Dish….

**Although Nico is considered part of The Leaves Series, it can be read as a stand alone**

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REVIEW

 *ARC Provided By the Author

Instantaneously from page one, J.B. Hartnett creates one incredibly enigmatic character within Nico. I am in two minds with him, even as I sit here writing this review. We are presented with this gorgeously beautiful man who holds such empathy and determination towards helping women in need and the dichotomy of his character is he is a complete womaniser, breaking the hearts of women who want nothing more than to be the one to break down the concrete walls that surround his carefully enclosed heart. But I still love him nonetheless.

Initially I truly thought I would have loved to have met Lark a little earlier on within the novel and watch her relationship with Nico develop a little more from the very beginning. However, by the end of this incredibly dark and at times brutally heartbreaking book, I realised that once again J.B. Hartnett knows how to write and weave together the tale of one incredible love story – one that is constructed perfectly and deliberately. It is not only about the deep impactful sensuality between two people, but the unrelenting bond that ties two people together over time and signifies the power and healing that ensues with love.  Yep. This book made me completely love struck and sappy. And I loved every minute of it.

This is a highly emotional read that left me in sobbing tears at times and I utterly adored these characters. Nico and Lark are such a phenomenal pair together. I truly cannot recommend you read this novel highly enough.
5 Spectacular STARS

Inky (Book One)

 

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Blurb

Anika “Inky” Redding has it all: a great fiancé and a job that allows her to follow her passion of painting and considering her history, that’s plenty. All is well until someone from her past sets events in motion that upend Inky’s careful world. When a handsome customer comes to her rescue, will she take a risk with her whole heart?

Cole (Book Two)

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Blurb

Cole Carlyle, successful hotelier, has lived his life on his own terms.

Burned by a gold digging ex-wife, he never expected to find his soul mate in Anika “Inky” Redding.

Anika Redding, talented artist, overcame her past to live her life free of shame.

Betrayed by people she thought she could trust, the last thing she expected was to find true love in Cole Carlyle.

Their love for each other has helped them overcome their demons before, but now faced with an unimaginable challenge, Cole must turn to the last person he wants involved in his life, and hope that those demons don’t once again try to swallow them whole.

Inky and Cole’s romance and passion ignite and in the sequel to “Inky” we follow their journey to overcome their pasts once and for all, while building their love into something everlasting.

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Teaser

“Nico…” she begged.

“What is it, babe?” In that moment, I was a tease. I was going to make sure I took this bad fuckin’ day and turn it into something she would remember happily.

“You know what I want,” she moaned.

“Don’t move.” I walked away, into the kitchen and dug into one of the bags. The store fuckin’ got me, what could I say. I was gonna barbeque in style next summer. But one thing my kitchen needed was a new spatula. Nice rubber handle, strong, and wide, flat, heatproof silicon…perfect for what I wanted. I came back and rubbed over her left cheek, pulled away for that perfect first contact and…

Thwack!

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Dream Cast

Lark: Alona Tal   & Nico: Chris Hemsworth

About the Author

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JBHartnett

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieHartnett

Website:  http://www.jbhartnett-author.com/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7160908.J_B_Hartnett

Julie is a Southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin) and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).

She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she could be a singer songwriter…the ‘writer’ part is the one that stuck.

Julie is obsessed with pi…the equation(and the food). She’s allergic to cats and cantaloupe and hates mushrooms…so if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.She currently lives with her own romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.

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Blog Tour: JASE – M.J. FIELDS

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Jase by M.J. Fields  (Men of Steel #1) 
Publication date: July 13th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis:
I sat in my room at our family’s tattoo parlor, Forever Steel staring at the phone. I hadn’t stopped looking at the picture of this crazy, quirky, insanely beautiful blonde haired blue eyed siren that invaded the Jersey Shore a month ago.
Carly Smythe was not my type at all. She was a twenty year old student at Stanford University in California, smart as hell, and funny. The shit kicker was she was so awkwardly unaware of what any man with pulse could see, and that was that she was a damn heartbreaker with a body that made me hard the very first time I saw her.
She made me crazy, she snuck out to see me, and then avoided any sexual advances I made on her, until I finally kissed her, and I didn’t wait for an invitation either: I took those pouty little lips and made them mine.
Carly was also an avid reader of those books, you know “Mommy Porn.” So my game had to be stepped up. Who the hell am I kidding? She could see through my game immediately, and it didn’t have the same effect it did on every other girl I hooked up with. And she didn’t go running for the hills, either. I fell hard… and fast.
Abe (her cousin) knew all the shit that had gone down in my life for the past five and a half years and in order to make this work, which I wanted it to… I needed to set the record straight, put it all on the line, give her the 411, and let her decide if after everything, she still wanted to give it up to a guy like me. A tattooed, pierced, f-up, with a past that was sure to send any girl into a tail spin. She was not any girl, she was…different.
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AUTHOR BIO

I am very new self published writer,and had no clue what I was getting into, still don’t—but I like it!
My imagination became apparent at age three. Sigma was my very first (imaginary) boyfriend. He lived about fifteen miles from my family’s farm. I took him chicken noodle soup every night on one of our snowmobiles, regardless of the season. Apparently he was very ill and “Thank God” I was able to care for him.
At eight my love for writing blossomed. My cousins and I (of course I was the president) wrote a newsletter and sold it to our family members.
Years later I decided to put it back into print to entertain my cousin on an aircraft carrier on 9/11 and very far away from home during a scary time for our country, (protecting our butts).
Fast forward to 2012. I read 50 shades and thought, I wanna do that!
I have two complete series The Love Series, and Wrapped and two new series Burning Souls and Men of Steel. Thirteen books in sixteen months. CrAzY and wonderful.
I love love! (I would love to reference a Pink song here but I will save my inappropriateness for my books.
I enjoy watching people grow and change with self realization and moments of clarity that sneak up behind you and smack you in the head. I love people and have always been able to see both sides of a story. Each person that comes into our life leaves us with something it is what we choose to do with it that helps us grow.
I live in central New York in the middle of nowhere and am surrounded by family and friend. I ran a small business out of my home and have recently closed my door to pursue this dream full time. I spend time writing and doing the typical Mommy things. Our house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time. I would have it no other way.
I love people,music, laughter, hugs, books, and talking about books.
I’m very excited to share that I have recently signed and am now represented by with Marissa Corvisiero.
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Blog Blitz: THE BAD BOY BILLIONAIRE’S GIRL GONE WILD – MAYA RODALE

The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Girl Gone Wild (Bad Boys & Wallflowers, #2.5)   

Synopsis

The second installment of a sexy, whirlwind romance about a modern-day heroine writing historical novels based on her romantic misadventures with the Bad Boy Billionaire.

Being good hasn’t exactly worked out well for Jane Sparks. Her ex-boyfriend dumped her for being too predictable, and her fake fiancé, Duke Austen, is counting on her good-girl image to repair his bad-boy reputation. But everything changes with the publication of the historical romance novel she wrote based on her fauxmance with the Bad Boy Billionaire. Suddenly she’s notorious, scandalous, and causing lots of trouble.

Duke Austen always admired Jane’s poise and perfectly demure behavior … qualities that seemed to have vanished once she helped him land a big investment deal. But now that his company is on the verge of a 20-billion-dollar IPO, the stakes have never been higher—and Jane has never been more shocking, provocative, or wickedly irresistible. She’s not at all the woman he bargained for, yet she’s the only one he wants.

Duke is determined to woo his girl gone wild. She’s determined to keep him guessing. But Jane is discovering that there’s nothing so appealing as a billionaire who’s mad, bad, and dangerously seductive …

The contemporary love story connected to Wallflower Gone Wild.

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3 REASONS TO LOVE DUKE AUSTEN

It’s no secret that readers love a bad boy hero…especially if he’s able to able to whisk the heroine away on romantic adventures, tempt her to break all the rules and get naughty with a grey silk tie (no, he’s not wearing it). No one falls harder for the bad boy than a good girl, especially in my novella The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Girl Gone Wild.

#1 Duke Austen knows how to make a girl weak in the knees… and breathless with anticipation, and how to make her heart skip a beat. He’s got one of those devastating smiles most often found in the pages of romance novels. And damn, that bad boy can kiss…He’s often inscrutable, but with Jane there’s no hiding how much he wants her and is falling for her.

#2 Duke Austen knows what to do with a grey silk tie. No, he’s not wearing it. In fact he’s not wearing much at all, and neither is Jane. But that tie is put to very good use 🙂

#3 Duke Austen is protective of those he loves. Duke and Jane’s relationship may have started with a prank, but soon his feelings for her are real. He’s not about to relinquish her easily…especially when her crazy ex-boyfriend comes calling.

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The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement                 (Bad Boys & Wallflowers #1.5)

Synopsis

The first installment of a sexy, whirlwind romance about a modern day heroine writing historical romance novels based on her romantic misadventures with the bad boy billionaire.
Jane Sparks has accidentally announced her engagement on Facebook—to the infamous Bad Boy Billionaire, Duke Austen. As soon as it’s discovered that Jane and Duke barely know each other (One hot kiss at a party does not a relationship make), she’ll be humiliated. And then Duke does something Jane never expected. He plays along with her charade.
With his hard partying, playboy reputation jeopardizing a fifty million dollar investment deal, Duke realizes an engagement with the hot but oh-so-proper librarian could be just the thing to repair his reputation. This good girl tempts him to be very wicked…but just with her. It’s unprecedented. Inconceivable. Totally alluring.
As the unlikely match of librarian and tech entrepreneur set out to convince the world—and the internet—that their love is real, something unexpected happens: they start falling for each other. But Jane is secretly writing a historical romance novel that could expose their carefully constructed romance…unless two perfect strangers are content to be perfectly scandalous together.

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Blog Tour: NEVER SAY GOODBYE – T. RENEE FIKE

Never Say Goodbye By T. Renee Fike

Synopsis:

**This contains graphic sexual content and situations suitable for readers 18+**

Liv’s childhood best friend, who she’s been inseparable from her entire childhood, moves out of state. She’s devastated and forced to move on with her life without “her everything.”

Luckily, she finds a new best friend, Brynn. These two have been best friends for so long; they decide to attend the same college as roommates.

After things don’t turn out so well with a failed relationship, Liv chooses to forgo any romantic commitments. She’s in college after all, so why not enjoy being single and free?

Brynn however is in a happy relationship and wants nothing more than for her best friend to be in one too. As much as she tries to play matchmaker, Liv refuses to be tied down. Unfortunately, when it’s least expected, someone at school makes Liv’s world turn upside-down. As much as she doesn’t want him to affect her, he does.

To make matters worse, Brynn’s boyfriend knows more about Liv then he realizes and eventually he’s able to put the pieces of her past together.

When tragedy strikes, the past and the present collide, allowing secrets to come out and change everything.

Will friendships be torn and goodbye’s said or will they keep their promise and never say goodbye?

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Excerpt

I just look at him, shocked and speechless.  Here, I never once forgot about him and he looks like he can’t wait to get away from me. ME.

Before I say anything he starts talking, he lets out a frustrated sign, “Yes O, I do remember you, but that was a long time ago.  You don’t know me or anything about me now,” he states surprising me.

“Why are you being so rude?” I ask confused and hurt, because it’s been so long since I’ve heard him call me by the nickname O, the one he gave to me when we were kids.

“I’m not, I just don’t want anything to do with you,” he says looking intently at me.

“Why not?” I can’t believe he’s being this mean, this guy, one I freaking would have done anything for, and here he is being rude and wants nothing to do with me.  What the hell did I do to him?

“Like I said, I’m not that stupid little boy anymore.  We know nothing about one another and I don’t want to know you.  Stay away from me,” he says harshly.

I feel like I want to cry, but I won’t do that in front of him.  Instead I look him dead in the eyes, “You grew up and became an asshole,” and then I storm off towards the library, never looking back.

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About the Author

T. Renee Fike is a born and raised country girl from Pennsylvania.  When T. Renee isn’t writing, she’s working her full-time day job, or pursuing her Master’s degree.  Aside from work and school, she enjoys hanging out with friends, reading a good book, watching football, (GO EAGLES) or hanging out with her niece and nephew.

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Cover Reveal: SENSELESS ATTRACTION – LILA ROSE



Senseless Attraction By  Lila Rose

Genre:  YA Romance
Release: March 10, 2014

Synopsis:

*YA novel*
For 15yrs and above.

Three parts. Two points of views.

Never one to care what others think, seventeen-year-old, Mt. Henry High School student, Skylar James, is content with it that way. That is until she’s assigned her history partner, rich-boy Kane.

Being invisible at Rushton High School, is just how seventeen-year old Alexandra Harmony likes it. That is until she’s asked to tutor bad-boy Tristan.

What does it take to make opposite yet parallel lives collide

Senseless Attraction.

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Author Bio:

Lila Rose lives in country Victoria Australia with her husband and two children. When she isn’t writing she’s trying to control her mob from killing each other and helping her husband with the family business. Lila Has always dabbled in writing, though, only recently will have her debut novel Holding Out released in December 2013. Then she’ll just need to find time to bring out more from the Hawks Motorcycle Club series.

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Blog Tour: COME TO ME QUIETLY – A.L. JACKSON

Title:  Come To Me Quietly (The Closer to You Series, Book 1)
Author:  A.L. Jackson
Release Date:  January 7, 2014
Genre:   New Adult Romance

Blog Tour hosted by: Shh Moms Reading, Literary Mania Reviews, and Brandee’s Book Endings

 Synopsis

From the acclaimed bestselling author of Lost to You and When We Collide comes a new adult novel of one woman’s obsession: a man who’s as passionate as he is elusive—and as tempting as he is trouble…

 

Aleena Moore is haunted by Jared Holt. It’s been six years since she’s seen her brother’s best friend, the self-destructive bad boy she secretly loved in high school. As the years pass, she knows it’s time to move on. Time to decide between a practical nursing degree and her true dream as an artist. Time to get over Jared and give another guy a chance…

Just when she opens her heart to her friend Gabe, Aly returns home to find Jared sleeping on her couch. The teenage boy she loved has grown into a man she can’t resist. Covered in tattoos and lost in rage, he’s begging to be saved from his demons—the memories of the day he destroyed his family. As the two reconnect, their passion is hot enough to torch Aly’s judgment. But can she risk her future for a man who lives on the edge of destruction?

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From the moment I began this book I was instantly enthralled with these highly enigmatic characters and the stunningly fluent and poetic writing of A.L. Jackson. And let me tell you why.
Aleena Moore is simply elegant. A wonderfully modest and talented young woman who is left broken after the one person she ever felt truly connected to in life is torn away, leaving her. But when the man who forever held heart and haunts her existence resurfaces, he is not the same boy she once fell in love with.

Jared Hold is a gorgeous young man tormented by the heavy weight of misplaced guilt and lament. Living a life of reckless destruction, he is a man who is utterly broken and lives with the notion that he deserves to suffer for the sins of his past.

When these two very lost individuals come into each other’s lives again there is a dynamic shift in their relationship, as they both realise each holds the unprecedented power to completely shatter the other. Jared constantly struggles to fight the feelings Aleena has for him while equally keeping his own at bay. But Jared soon realises their connection is too deep to deny. How can you teach one to be loved though, when the pain and destructive nature of their past threatens any chance they have at leading a healthy future?

I didn’t think it was possible that a book could utterly tear my heart to shreds, engulfing me in emotion and melancholy and yet at the exact same time, completely capture my heart. But this book certainly did.

Come To Me Quietly is a stunning tale of torment, connections and the healing that ensues from not only acceptance, but from unconditional and relentless love. This is also a novel that contains the perfect amalgamation of; love, sensuality, angst and heartbreak. The writing is simply stunning, transporting you into this narrative world and into the lives of these highly realistic characters. A.L. Jackson allows you to not only empathise with Jared and Aly, but feel deeply connected to them and the situations and events they have each faced together and separately.

Aly is a heroine who exudes such tenderness and compassion, yet she is a strong and determined young woman as well. The way in which she loves Jared at first from a far and then throughout the years of their separation will utterly melt your heart.

Jared Holt is one of those rare, all consuming male characters. He is one of the ones that you can never truly forget. The destruction, heartbreak and brutal events of his past turn him into a broken and very damaged man that you cannot help but love. It was the way in which he protects Aleena all throughout her life that will make you fall even more in love with this gorgeously enigmatic and very tormented man. It is also those tiny snippets of the past A.L. Jackson provides through pivotal flashbacks that make you realise how fantastically written this book truly is.
While there Come To Me Quietly concludes without a real cliff-hanger, it definitely sets up the precedence for the sequel Come To Me Softly, Releasing June 1st which  I am so excited for and impatiently patiently waiting to read.

I cannot recommend this novel highly enough. It truly tells a story that will leave you reeling well after you have finished it, and is also PURE. PERFECTION. I feel as though 5 stars do not do this novel justice, for its complexities and beauty it deserves 6 Brilliantly PERFECT STARS.

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White Blank Page ~ Mumford & Sons

Closer ~ Kings of Leon

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Hurt ~ Johnny Cash

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Stay ~ Rihanna, Mikky Ekko

A.L. Jackson Bio:

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled, When We Collide, and If Forever Comes.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student.  She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.

Look for Come to Me Softly, book two in the Closer To You Series, coming July 1, 2014

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Blog Tour: SPELLBOUND – SYLVIA DAY


SPELLBOUND By Sylvia Day

Synopsis

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes a story of the ultimate seduction. . . .

Max Westin. Sex incarnate. She could smell it, feel it with his proximity. Everything about him was a little rough, a little gritty. He was a primitive creature. Just like her.

He held her hand a little too long, his gaze, under thick lashes, clearly stating his intention to have her. To tame her. . . .

“Victoria.”

Her name, just one word, but spoken with such possession she could almost feel the collar around her neck.

“It’s in your nature,” he murmured. “The desire to be taken.”

In this game of cat and mouse, everything is an illusion, but the passion is as real as it gets. . . .

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Firstly, let me start by saying that Spellbound was my very first Paranormal Romance, ever. And what an expected little gem it turned out to be.

Spellbound is a fast paced novel that is so beautifully and so intensely weaved together. The novel explores the relentless, unwavering love that ensues between very different individuals surrounded in a world of magic. The intense connection that Max and Victoria – a Warlock and a Familiar-  share is almost palpable as we follow them both on a tumultuous journey that leads them to discovering the unexpected nature of their relationship.

Victoria has lost a man who she believes was the one true love of her existence. She is a Familiar who is deemed out of control with the potential to turn feral, as she is no longer bound to a Warlock. But Victoria is decisive that she will never allow herself to love or be bound again after suffering such a great loss. And this strong dominating woman does not have a submissive bone in her body, to allow herself to be bound to another. When the darkly handsome and purely sexual, Max Westin is ordered by the High Council to  visit Victoria in an attempt to tame her before the extreme action of vanquishing her is carried out, nothing can prepare Victoria for the decadent, and incredibly dominant Hunter she is faced with. Instantly these two know that they share an undeniable connection and sexual chemistry, one they have never before felt. But can Max tame Victoria or will he allow her to be collared to another Warlock, when he wants her all to himself?
I don’t know quite what I was expecting when I picked up this book, but I was rewarded with a highly captivated and incredibly sensual story that details love, lust, passion, and the intense connections that drive the soul to protect its mate to the ends of the earth. This was such a phenomenal and incredibly written book written by one phenomenal writer.

I highly recommend you read this, it is a novel that will no doubt weave a magic spell on you.
5 SPECTACULAR STARS

About the Author

SYLVIA DAY is the #1 New York Times and USA Today  bestselling author of over a dozen novels. A wife and mother, she is a former Russian linguist for the US Army Military Intelligence Corps. She’s been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the EPPIE Award, the Readers’ Crown, and multiple finalist nominations for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award of Excellence.

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