Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Review! An Uphill Battle by LK Farlow 4 Cranky Stars

An Uphill Battle (Southern Roots #2)An Uphill Battle by L.K. Farlow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

Azalea, or as her friends call her AzzyJo, is a spitfire of a girl with a big heart. Her mouth gets her into a lot of trouble as does jumping to conclusions. She has loved Drake since they were kids but countless set backs have stopped her from making her move. Now they are locked in a battle with one thinking one thing and one the other.

Drake loves his little bit. She stopped him in his tracks when they were younger and AzzyJo has been it for him. He can’t seem to figure out why she has a huge wall around her when it comes to him. He sets out to show her how much he loves her but it’s not without a struggle.

I didn’t connect to Azalea and Drakes story but I still read it with rapt attention. I just didn’t understand the way Azalea would always jump to conclusions without any thought. She seemed childish at times even though she ran a business and had her own place. All in all it was a good story.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Release Blitz! Man Flu by Shari J Ryan

Cover Designer: MadHat Books
Release Date: January 17, 2018


I was trying to live every woman's dream, except my reality has been nothing but a nightmare job and a divorce at the age of thirty-two. Just when I thought things couldn't get any worse, my ex-husband, Rick, moved in next door with his life-size Barbie doll. So, that's been fun. Then, life pitched me a curve-ball in the form of a retired major-league baseball player, Logan Grier. With his panty-dropping smile, he’s like an expertly photoshopped version of David Beckham, and he's single. Could life be perfect after all? Of course not. As always, there had to be a catch. Logan had a secret, and I couldn’t help feeling like the truth was dangling right in front of my face. With Rick’s daily agenda of torturing me, Logan has been an enticing distraction, despite the little fact that he’s my temporary employee. Plus, I didn’t exactly care that his flirty behavior may have been a plan to get in good with the boss. In any case, I was willing to toss a few balls with him, seeing as my playing field hadn’t had any action in over a year. That’s when it happened…my two worlds collided. Hot temp met the ex, and a full-on bromance was born, but that’s only the beginning. The “man flu” has come out of nowhere and hit both Logan and Rick with a virus they’re claiming to be worse than childbirth. In fact, they’re pretty sure their end is near. Will the “man flu” be the kiss of death, or will it be my window for an opportunistic change?  





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Shari J. Ryan is an International Bestselling Author of heartbreakers and mind-benders. Shari was once told she tends to exaggerate often and sometimes talks too much, which would make a great foundation for fictional books. Four years later, Shari has written eleven novels that often leave readers either in tears from laughing, or crying. With her loud Boston girl attitude, Shari isn't shy about her love for writing or the publishing industry. Along with writing several International bestsellers, Shari has split her time between writing and her longstanding passion for graphic design. In 2014, she started an indie-publishing resource company, MadHat Books, to help fellow authors with their book cover designs, as well as assistance in the self-publishing process. While Shari may not find many hours to sleep, she still manages to make time for her family. She is a devoted wife to a great guy, and a mother to two little boys who remind her daily why she was put on this earth.  

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Release Blitz! Indiscretions of a God by Sunniva Dee

Isn't it insane that I can’t get her out of my head?

Title: Indiscretions of a God
Series: Porn Star Boyfriends #3
Author: Sunniva Dee
Release Date: January 16, 2018

I’m not a saint. That’s not why I left the mafia.
I left because I’m god, because I need no one, and fail at nothing.

I’m Isaias Di Nascimbeni, owner of Lucid, the biggest adult entertainment studio in L.A. Son of Il Lince and second generation Italian in the U.S, I’m dirty rich and adored by highlife as well as lowlife.

Whatever I focus on turns to gold.
On the Richter’s scale of eye candy, I’m a twenty.
I’m a hunter who tests limits.
A warrior who goes shady when the law becomes dreary.

While conducting business at the St. Tatiana,
the most stunning woman I’ve ever seen enters my radar.
Isn’t it interesting that her name is Tatiana?
Isn’t it bizarre that she’s a nun?
Isn’t it wild that she’s unimpressed by me?

Isn't it fucking insane that I can’t get her out of my head?

She doesn’t acknowledge me when I return to her church.
It’s unprecedented. Unheard of. Not happening.
But the hunt is my fetish.
Novice or not, she’s only postponing the inevitable.
Beautiful Tatiana asked for this.
By the time I'm done, she’ll worship me, because now it's game on.

A no-cliffhanger, standalone book #3 in the Porn Star Boyfriend series.

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“Isaias.” Tatiana’s fingers brush down my temple and my cheek to my mouth. “I need to leave for about an hour. I didn’t want you to worry.”

I blink off my sleep. I’m on the couch in the living room, waiting for my phone to ring with news about Gabriela.

“I can’t let you leave, baby.” I arch my head backward, following the sound of her voice. Her pretty face hovers over me from behind. I reach up, pull her down to me. She sinks to her knees and cradles my face with her hands.

Tatiana allows me to devour her mouth. My tongue delves in, swiping and suckling her into a moan. It’s heart-battering. I breathe faster, and then her exhales become shallow too. I love that sound.

“It’s not safe out there for you.” I lace my fingers into her hair, extending it around our faces. We’re in a tent of silk and warm sugar. “I’d never hold you back if it weren’t for your safety. Because you need to live on. On and on and on with that crazy beauty you are.”

She puffs a quiet laugh against me. “Weirdo.”

“I want you,” I sigh out.

“Tonight, darling. I just need to do this, okay?”

I still her face over me. Nudge it away enough to stare into her eyes. “I’ll come with you.”

“You can’t. It’s nun business.”

“You still think of nuns?”

“My business with the sisterhood doesn’t simply disappear because of an explosion in a church,” she whispers to me.

“Let me at least drive you there.”

I shut my eyes while her soft fingers draw trails down my cheeks. In my adult life, I’ve been touched often and in many ways, but Tatiana’s caresses remain on my skin long after they’re gone.

“Isaias, I’m twenty-seven years old. I’ve been fending for myself for a long time. I’ll be fine, okay?”

I scrunch my eyes shut, knowing I won’t be forcing myself on this stubborn, beautiful, independent woman tonight.

“I’ll be honest with you. I can’t bear the thought of you and Gabriela both out there without my protection.” I pull her down so I can kiss the infinitely soft skin of her throat. “Just let me drive you there. I won’t come in. I’ll, you know, play with my phone and listen to music like some dopy-ass high-school boyfriend until you come out.”

I grew up surrounded by women. I grew up surrounded by macho men too, but they all knew when to yield to their women. It’s why my father’s heart still beats for my mother. It’s why hers stutters every time he’s in danger.

So I let Tatiana go. I stand there on the gravel, hands fisted in my pockets like a douche. At least she accepted my offer of taking the Escalade with the bulletproof windows. She better get used to that, because she’s with Isaias di Nascimbeni. From now on, I’ll make damn sure she never drives anything that can’t repel the bullets of my father’s enemies.

“Fritz,” I shout as soon as she rolls toward the highway. “Get in.”


I walk up to him and point toward another loaner. It’s a joke of a car. Small and grey, it’s unassuming enough to blend in anywhere. I chuck him the key.

“I hold you personally responsible for Tatiana’s wellbeing until she’s back in my arms. Understood?”

“Absolutely, sir. It’s an honor.”

I pitch him my Glock too, and I don’t fucking care how unprecedented that is. He grabs it on reflex, gaze humbled as it meets mine. “Mr. Nascimbeni. I’ve got it. I have my sub.”

I stare him down, willing him to tell me it’ll be enough. Because is it? His stare dims with determination. Then he tosses my gun back. I watch it swirl in the air and find my palm in seconds.

“You’re sure?” My voice doesn’t sound right.

“I am.”

I squint, forcing liquid away from my eyes.

“I will get your woman back to you.”


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Sunniva Dee is a reader, a lover of everything beautifully written no matter the genre. As an author, she pens flawed characters and seeks the flip side where the soul hides. Once there, she wants to be pulled out of her comfort zone by stories taking on a life of their own.

Sunniva has written paranormal and young adult. She’s committed contemporary romance verging on erotica, and she’s dabbled in supernatural mystery. But her heart is rooted in new adult of the true kind: young adult all grown up, with conflicts and passions that are familiar to college-aged readers and readers who remember those days like they happened last night.

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New Review! I Wanna Text You Up by Teagan Hunter 5 Cranky Stars

I Wanna Text You UpI Wanna Text You Up by Teagan Hunter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Zoe is dealing with Delia moving out and starting a life with Zach. They create a rather hilarious flyer looking for a roommate who likes breakfast and beats seeing as the only meal Zoe can cook is eggs. Zoe is an artist thru and thru with musical taste to match her crazy personality. She answers an email by someone who wants to remain a mystery but yet she is drawn to him. When they finally decide to meet she is shocked it’s the man she’s been crushing on but she abides by the girl code and feels bad for her feelings.

Caleb needs to move out and fast. He juggles a full course load and works a full-time job. His once promising career in baseball is now a distant memory. He snags a flyer and answers it and starts an email chain with a woman he doesn’t know but seems oddly drawn to. When he finally meets this woman, he learns it’s someone from his past and he can’t let this opportunity pass him up.

As usual only Teagan Hunter can have me read a book comprised of text conversations and make me fall in love. These two are the best and I swear I laughed a lot. Out loud. Can we talk about the sex euphemisms? Holy crapola. As per usual Teagan inserts a cute little animal and that animal is Mittens the cute little kitty. Maybe she can have Mittens and Marshy meet? I enjoyed that these two characters were more than their outside persona. They were real people with real feelings. We see some of Delia and Zach as well. I like that Teagan Hunter pulls from real life scenarios and people for her books and that’s why I feel they are relatable and fresh and the best.

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New Review! Piercing the Veil by Guy Riessen 5 Cranky Stars

Piercing the Veil: A Supernatural Occult ThrillerPiercing the Veil: A Supernatural Occult Thriller by Guy Riessen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Professors Derrick LeStrand, Howard Strauss, and their team of researchers have to hunt down the man who can destroy the world by unleashing ancient evils upon the world.

OMG!! This book had me hooked from the opening scene and I could not stop reading until the very end. The military lingo was down pat. This is a huge bonus for this story. If you like paranormal occult shows like Supernatural, then this book is for you.

What I loved about this book was everything about it. There wasn’t any grammatical errors. I was heavily invested in the characters and their development. The action, was amazing. This book needs to be made into an audiobook, movie, TV show. It needs to happen ASAP.

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New Review! Unraveled by Delaney Foster 4 Cranky Stars

UnraveledUnraveled by Delaney Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

Grace has a need to help everyone she encounters which lead to her career as a doctor but more personal issues led her to the field of being a neo natal doctor. She spends her days caring for helpless little babies to coming home taking care of her ailing father and her drug addicted sister. She is presented with an opportunity to volunteer at a hospital in South Africa for the poor. It’s a war-ravaged country and she never expected to find herself in danger or in the lens of Deacon.

Deacon knows sorrow and grief and he also knows extreme anger and exacting his revenge. He is a photojournalist documenting the mean streets of his home country of South Africa. One of his men is now behind enemy lines and he’s trying to negotiate the release of him so the last thing he needs is Grace. Let’s just say Deacon has certain tastes and predilections.

I went into this book totally blind. I glanced at the synopsis and thought this sounds pretty good. I wasn’t expecting a book that dealt with such a sensitive topic and toed the line with submission. Unraveled had some steamy moments but they didn’t overpower the story. It’s a lot of story packed into a short book but Delaney Foster did it with ease.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Media Blitz! Piercing the Veil by Guy Riessen

Piercing the Veil
by Guy Riessen
Genre: Horror, Supernatural Occult Thriller

What do flesh-eating cell phones, brain-enhancing tacos, and a real live dead foot have in common?

They're all tools in the destruction of our world, and a weapons-grade team of heavily-armed Miskatonic University nerds may be humanity’s last hope.

Something is ripping holes in the Veil of energy that separates our world from that of the ancient evils writhing just beyond what we think is reality. Time is running out for Professors Derrick LeStrand, Howard Strauss and their team of researchers as they race to hunt down a mysterious Frenchman who wields Necromantic Death Magic unlike anything they’ve seen before.

Tearing open psychological wounds from Derrick’s past, the cabalistic sorcerer is gathering ancient icons of power to pierce the Veil and bring down the only thing shielding mankind from the relentless horrors beyond.

If they fail, the only questions that will remain are who will live in servitude to the Great Old Ones and who will die…and who will supply Derrick with tacos?

Set against the backdrop of a world where H.P. Lovecraft was not a fiction writer, but a Sweep, a special operative trained to protect the collective sanity of the human race with misinformative blends of fact and fiction … where the Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual is little more than a slightly skewed Audubon Field Guide, and the monster movies you grew up with are more documentary than not. 

It’s Nerdthulhu Lethal Weapon cranked to eleven.

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Guy Riessen is an American author of contemporary dark fiction spanning the science fiction, horror, fantasy and crime genres. Born in South Dakota, he grew up in the Southern California beach town of Huntington Beach. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, graduated with a degree in English from UC Berkeley, and has been living in the wild lands north of San Francisco ever since. After nearly two decades of creating artwork in the visual effects industry for feature films, he returned to his first passion: writing speculative fiction.

He's been published on Under the Bed, Near to the Knuckle and Shotgun Honey, and in the anthologies Urban Temples of Cthulhu, Dreams of the Miskatonic and It's All Trumped Up.

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