Tuesday, 31 March 2015

REVIEW~ Hooked by Christine Manzari

If you ask the confident and snarky skater girl, and she’s in the mood to share, she’ll tell you her name is Cat. She might even tell you that she’s hooked on graffiti, 80s movies, and having fun—the riskier the better. Cat will share a good time with you, but she won’t ever trust you enough to share her heart. It’s protected by secrets and she’d like to keep it that way.

Cat knows one thing for certain: Love isn’t really her thing.

If you ask the confident and rich pretty boy, he might tell you his name is Huck. He might even tell you he loves a challenge and is used to getting his way. He won’t tell you that his life is a mess because he risked his heart by trusting the wrong girl. Huck is ready for a change, he just wasn’t ready to get hooked on someone like Cat.

Huck knows one thing for certain: Love hasn’t done him any favors, but Cat just might be worth the risk.

Cat and Huck think a one-night stand seems harmless, but when all the little secrets they didn’t share turn out to be toxic truths, they realize how easily a one-night stand (or a few) could ruin everything.

The thing is, you can be ruined in more than one way. Once you’re HOOKED, what wouldn’t you risk for the chance at more?

Rating: 4 Stars 
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
From the first page Hooked by Christine Manzari was light and fun. Once I started reading it there was no way I was putting it down until I was finished. I must admit I wanted more at the end of the book but for me once I enjoy a story I never want the character's story to end. I hope Christine sees this and thinks about giving us a little more Cat and Huck or even a story about Cat's best friend Jay.

Cat was a different type of female lead. She didn't have the typical long blonde hair and blue eyes I read about often. She was a woman with tattoo's, who skates and isn't afraid of being herself. Cat or Cate is fun, outspoken and basically did whatever she wanted. Cat doesn't let anyone get close to her but her best friend Jay. One night Cat walks over to Huck to inquiry about his stalking abilities and the rest is history.

Huck always found something interesting about Cat and he couldn't stop staring. I enjoyed Huck's character. He was also funny and when he found something he wanted he went after it hard.

Both of their worlds collide and both Cat and Huck must find a way to cope with what faith has thrown them. Huck isn't ready to give up on Cat and Cat is a stubborn, feisty girl.

Overall, I enjoyed Hooked. The characters worked well together, it was an easy read as I didn't feel like the story dragged. All the characters had me laughing and some point or another with their antics. Christine did a great job and it showed through her writing.

I will definitely recommend Hooked to anyone looking or a light and romantic read.

Favourite Quote:
“ I can't believe it. You're Cate Maverick, the Wicket Bitch of the West Coast”....... Wicked Bitch of the west Coast? I may have taken a swing at his face. Yup. Totally punched him in his perfect, smirking, mouth”
The first thing Christine does when she's getting ready to read a book is to crack the spine in at least five places. She wholeheartedly believes there is no place as comfy as the pages of a well-worn book. She's addicted to buying books, reading books, and writing books. Books, books, books. She also has a weakness for adventure, inappropriate humor, and coke (the caffeine-laden bubbly kind). Christine is from Forest Hill, Maryland where she lives with her husband, three kids, and her library of ugly spine books.
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BLOG TOUR~ Tempting Bad by M. Robinson

Title: Tempting BAD
Author: M. Robinson
Release Date: March 24, 2015
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I’ve come from a privileged life and an even more privileged upbringing. My parents taught me right from wrong and everything in between… except I wanted the gray area. I wanted to live life on the edge with the possibility of falling over. I didn’t care about the consequences because I had no heart…
I left that on the floor of my parents’ bedroom door, shattered.
And never went back to pick up the pieces.

Family first.
I learned the meaning of the word hate.
I learned that life is a battlefield and I stood frontline.
I learned that praying doesn’t work and God doesn’t listen.
And I learned how to be a man…
All at the receiving end of my father’s fists, my mother’s tears, and my sisters screams.
You can’t run away from your past…
It will always find you, especially when you’re asleep.

Warning: Book contains adult situations.
Sex/language. Mature readers only.
I was there, but I wasn’t.
I danced around in a sea of emptiness and longing, it moved around me easily, carelessly, harshly.
It was all and it was nothing.
It made me full and it made me empty.
It pleased me and it dismayed me.
I didn’t care. I was there to do a job. To be a VIP. I played my part beautifully, just as I always did. Letting myself get taken away on empty promises of nothing, but somehow seemed like everything

Reviewed by: Akeisha

I received an ARC in exchanged for an honest review

Tempting Bad is one of those books that as soon as you're finish, you want to go back to page 1 and experience it all over again.

I enjoyed every single twisted minute of Tempting Bad. M. Robinson writes beautifully even though her stories aren't your typical roses and hearts story.

This story was well written, the characters and how their lives came together was well thought out and planned.
VIP is a spin off from M. Robinson's VIP series. I must admit I didn't read the last book in the series and I should have. I learned some important details that if I read the last book in the VIP series I would not have been so surprise.
The story of Brooke and Devon was both heartbreaking and a great one. I enjoyed seeing how these individuals were brought together and how their lives changed.


Even though Brooke had everything she wanted in life, one night changed everything for her. We see a carefree teen become lost in a world she thought she knew. Brooke was definitely broken and trying to find her place. I loved how determine, strong and loving she was. Brooke wasn't the easiest person to love but boy when she did it was like an earthquake.

I enjoyed Devon's characters. I loved how he cared for his family and took on a father role. You can't help but fall in love with him despite all his demons.

Overall, great story line, the story was easy to read, hot, funny and has you on your toes throughout.

Definitely a must read for 2015.
M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! 

Monday, 30 March 2015

COVER REVEAL~ Etched In Stone by Mayra Statham

Release Day: April 14,2015 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Book 2 in Six Degrees Series

One look, one moment and I was completely defenseless.
One touch, one embrace and I was utterly consumed.
One kiss, one caress and that's all it took.

One look and thirty-four year old Parker Stone knew his life would never be the same. She called to him unlike anything ever had in his life, sparking an unbridled desire and captivating him completely.

One touch and twenty-eight year old Liz Del Rio wasn’t sure she’d be able to walk away. Experiencing a life full of disappointment and heartache, she wasn't looking for a relationship, let alone love and all the risks that came with it. Every time life had taught her the same lesson: not to let people in because they always leave and when they leave, it leaves scars upon your soul.

One kiss sealed their fate and they knew they would never be able to live without one another.

.Liz and Parker embed themselves into each other's world. Passion burns bright and fast, but what happens when your lives are connected in ways you could have never imagined?

Secrets from Liz's past threaten to break not only what they have, but who she is as they learn that once love is etched in stone nothing can make it crumble.


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Mayra Statham resides in California. She is married with kids. Her addiction to romance novels and being an avid reader in the genre has made her dream come true. She enjoys going to book signings with her sister. She also loves  helping others indies by promoting their work. Some of her favorite authors are Kristen Ashley & Roxie Rivera . She loves being contacted by readers. 

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Saturday, 28 March 2015


Title: The Power of Love
Author: Ada Marie
Release Date: March 28th, 2015


Ian Anderson is an irresistible multibillionaire CEO of the Independence artist firm, IA Independence. He has everything a man could want and more. He has women constantly throwing themselves at him, he makes more money in a week than most people make in a lifetime. But what does being rich mean if you live each day unhappy?
At the age of nineteen, Ian lost his family in a horrible tragic accident. Not knowing where to turn, or what his next step was Ian fled his town, without thinking twice about it. More importantly though, he left behind the one person who meant the most.
Allison was the only girl who’d ever captured Ian’s heart. They grew up together, best friends, turned into soul mates. Allison was Ian’s heart, his everything, the love of his life even. After all this time Ian can’t seem to rid his thoughts of Allison, in his mind, she was the one that got away. And even now he’s still very much in love with her. The hardest decision Ian ever made was the decision to walk away from her. But what if the only reason you left the person you loved was so that you could protect them?

Now, Seven years later, Ian comes face to face with Allison. Finding it hard to stay away from her, Ian finds himself falling into old habits. Allison gets under his skin like no one else, but when questions of the past come up will Ian tell Allison the truth or will he flee like he did seven years ago?
When Ian and Allison run into each other again, will Ian be able to make things right with the woman he’s always loved, or did he lose his chance? Will love that was once so strong resurface and give him everything he hoped for through all these years?
Will they have a chance to start over or will the past be too painful for them to overcome?
“I love you Ian,” Allison told him, as she snuggled up in his arms as they continued to stare at the stars that lit up the night sky.
Looking over to Allison, Ian felt his nerves come to surface. The whole reason for bringing her to the beach for their date, rather than a restaurant, was to give her the gift he’d bought her a week ago.
“I have something for you,” Ian said, his voice unsteady as he reached into his pocket. He felt a chill from the breeze around him as he lifted the box in his hand.
He watched her as her eyes began to widen, her hand began to pull back from where it was linked with his, and Ian could have sworn he heard her breath beginning to pick up as if she was going into panic.
“It’s not what you think it is,” Ian assured her, answering her unspoken thoughts. “You think I’m asking you to marry me, but you’re wrong. I love you, but we’ve talked about this. We’re nowhere near ready for marriage yet.” Allison let out a breath in relief as her body relaxed. “I love you,” Ian started telling her, as he sat himself up on his knees. “God knows I love you. Every day that I’ve known you has been wonderful. I can’t see ever not having you in my life. I want to be with you forever. I want to love, cherish, and protect you. Now, I know this all sounds like a proposal, but it’s not. It’s a promise. I want to love you for the rest of my life, and I know you want that, too,” Ian continued, opening the box. It held a small, gold ring with an infinity sign that had sliver of a diamond in the middle of it. It wasn’t big, but it was perfect. “It’s a promise ring,” Ian finished and stared into her eyes as he waited for her to respond.
 Allison sat in silence as she stared at him. This was the last thing she ever expected when Ian told her he had something for her. It was perfect. He was perfect. She felt the tears run down her cheek as she knelt down beside him to take his hands. He wiped her tears away with his thumb as Allison kissed his lips.
“You’re so thoughtful. I love you, Ian. This is perfect. You’re perfect. Thank you,” Allison said, as Ian placed the ring on her left ring finger.
“I just wanted you to know that no matter what happens, I promise I’ll never hurt you intentionally, and I’ll always love you.”
“Stop talking and kiss me,” Allison demanded.
When the kiss ended, Allison was full of emotions. She didn’t know much, but she knew from that moment on she’d always love Ian, no matter where their lives took them.

About The Author:
Ada Marie is a twenty two year old author, who found her passion and love for writing at the early age of ten. And she’s been writing ever since. She was born and raised in the small town of Newfield, New York and currently resides there today. In the last two years she’s been trying to accomplish getting a degree in Graphic Design alongside taking some creative writing classes.
Writing originally started for Ada as an outlet, but became so much more for her, she considers it to actually be one of the biggest parts of her life. Sitting at her desk, with her laptop in front of her is where she feels the most at home, and comfortable. Its her passion, you can see that just by look in her eyes when she talks about it. The first time she ever let someone read her work was on Fanfiction, and then one day she messaged one of her favorite authors about what the next step was and she encouraged her to enter the Indie world, and so she did, with the support of her friends.
The Power of Love was originally a short story that she started for a High School project, and eventually turned into her first ever full length written novel. And she’s beyond proud of all she’s accomplished with it.
She spends most of her days devouring into a new book by just another author that she loves, and spends her nights with the fictional characters she creates from nothing.

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Title: Killer (Prequel to Stalker)
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015 (in the Summer Fire Boxed Set)
Genre: Dark Romance (18+)
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24920177-killer

This is a prequel to the Dark Romance Standalone STALKER.

Some secrets are meant to stay hidden …

Secrets could kill you. My husband is the prime example.
I’m a trophy wife. Someone’s prized possession, just there to be pretty. My dreams were pushed aside for his. Until one fateful night, one chance encounter, all his dirty secrets were exposed.
And then my supposed husband is killed.
I should be sad, but all I feel is anger. My husband is a lying, cheating bastard. And if that isn’t bad enough, I’m now the prime suspect for his murder.
Only his brother believes I'm innocent, and in his support, I find relief. However, I will find the real killer and bring him to justice ... before he tries to end my life too.

WARNING: This book contains strong language, explicit situations, and disturbing content.

Included in the Summer Fire Boxed Set
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Clarissa Wild is the USA Today Bestselling author of FIERCE, a college romance series, but she's best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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