Sunday, April 24, 2016


By: J.R. Ward

Published By: Piatkus, Hachette

Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from publisher for honest review.


Blurb: Goodreads

Rhage and Mary return in a new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a series “so popular, I don’t think there’s a reader today who hasn’t at least heard of [it]” (USA Today).

Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself…

For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart, life was supposed to be perfect—or at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. Mary, his beloved shellan, is by his side and his King and his brothers are thriving. But Rhage can’t understand—or control—the panic and insecurity that plague him…

And that terrifies him—as well as distances him from his mate. After suffering mortal injury in battle, Rhage must reassess his priorities—and the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his world...and Mary’s. But Mary is on a journey of her own, one that will either bring them closer together or cause a split that neither will recover from...

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I’m a fan pure and simple about the way the Black Dagger Brotherhood series has evolved into this multi character read.

I loved the first group of books in the series which focused on one character and his Shellan.

I was less a fan of the story line when it ventured into the Lessers and The Omega stuff that was going on in the background, but it was essential to what the brotherhood did with their day, erm night.

Then the Warden got busy and started bringing in the BOB lads, aka The Band Of Bastards.

Then she really started multitasking with the characters and I truly enjoy it this way.

She has eased off the pedal a little bit in The Beast, concentrating more on Rhage and Mary with a side order of Assail, who I kinda dig.

I loved meeting Rhage’s dragon more and how Mary can contain the beast within. It is kinda cute. I loved reading about Rhage’s emotions and getting below the surface more with both of them.

Xcor and Layla will always be the couple that are gonna intrigue the shit out of me until I can read how J.R. can get them together, because he truly is the enemy.

Qhuinn and Blay are always such gorgeous lads. I want more from them too as I am kinda a bit greedy when it comes to them in a M/M way.

Lassiter is... dare I say it? A little more serious and thoughtful in this installment...well apart from...bahahahaa.

V is in the picture with some words of wisdom and some of his own moments of soul searching, V style.

Twists abound just to shake us up a bit and get us eager for book #15!!! I have never read 14 books in a series before. I came close with Morganville Vampires... but dayum!

I simply clear my calendar when a BDB book is released. Shit just gets swooshed to the side.

J.R puts so much energy and vision into her story lines. Some readers complain about all the characters but I simply love it.

I think from an author point of view it would be very satisfying to include a range of characters in each book.

I want to know about them all. It is incredibly hard work juggling the amount of characters she writes in an installment so I take my hat off to her.

A lot of hard work.

The books are thick so plenty of room for J.R’s imagination to fill the pages and all the characters she chooses to let us read about.

I’m looking forward to The Chosen, # 15 because after reading The Beast my brain is theorizing.

Bring it on and wait for the swoosh of everything being moved out the way. 

Bring on the new characters, bring on the multitasking of characters and I am a happy reader.


Saturday, April 23, 2016


By: Kylie Scott
Published By: Pan Macmillan, St Martin's Griffin
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from publisher for honest review.


Blurb: Goodreads

The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong-maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I loved the Stage Dive series and I really enjoyed Dirty. It was a fun and sexy start to the Dive Bar series.

A quick and easy read. Exactly what I needed.

Vaughan is gorgeous in the way he handles Lydia on their first meet and greet.

Lydia is a real woman. She’s not perfect and Vaughan loves that about her.

“I didn’t like you trying to hide parts of yourself from me.” Vaughan stared at the wall. “I’m not like that asshole, picking and choosing which bits of you suit him and expecting you to change the rest. I’m into you, Lydia. All of you.”

I want to squeeze that guy for saying that. Just smoosh him up in a bear hug.

Lydia has found herself in a rather awkward and emotional situation and needs a place to crash. 

Lydia is having a layover, for a bit of a pun, as she tries to figure out her next step in life.

Vaughan doesn’t mind the company even though he ain't sticking around, he has plans.

Things get dirty along the way and emotions get tangled.

We meet Eric, Joe, Nell and Andre and some other new characters. 

All are engaging and I'm looking forward to Twist releasing in November and reading more about them.


Monday, April 18, 2016


Warped by Emma James 
(Hell’s Bastard # 2) 
Publication Date : June 2016 
Genre : Dark Suspense Romance, Adult 

Cover Designer : Jemina Venter



I was never meant to be free.
Evil has taken from me again.
I’ve lost the two people I’ve grown to love because another of Hell’s bastards has staked his claim on me and stolen me away.
What gives another human being the right to take another’s innocence and try to destroy their soul?


We were never meant to meet.
Our lives collided and spun out in different directions.
Now it’s a race against time.
Time she doesn’t have.
This is on my head.
I f*cked up.

What happens when a Soulless Bastards MC enforcer is on the hunt for the f*ckers involved in taking the sweet n' wild girl? 

No Mercy happens. 


Writing has been a part of Emma James' life for many years until she decided to take a leap into the self publishing world and see where that journey takes her.

Writing words on paper is as important as the air she breathes. There's nothing more satisfying to her than writing all day to bring to life amazing characters who will stay in your heart.

Life is about finding that one thing that you know you can do well and living it.

It's never too late to find it.

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Dallas ‘Edge’ Masson lives by this rule. He is a killer.

No longer a military soldier who served his country and saw unspeakable things, he now claims the title of the Soulless Bastards MC enforcer. He has his own way of serving the club, his own little bag of tricks to enforce justice which is an art form to him, dolled out creatively and without conscience.

Sex and justice are the two things Edge understands and thrives on. He is a voyeur. Sex is hard and rough, just like his life started out, before he found the family who took him under their caring wing, who have now forgotten he exists.

If you are on his radar, be prepared to pay the ferryman, but sometimes things aren’t clear cut. Sometimes there is a grey area, but when you are trained only to see black or white, shoot first ask questions later, that’s when things get royally fucked up.


Whisper has lived a controlled life under the evil hand of William Dupre’ and her mistress. Opportunity knocks and she escapes into a world she was forbidden to enter.

Fate finally chose to be kind to Whisper. Trust and respect are two things Whisper did not understand. How could she?

Miss Catherine is smart and wise. She feels things in dem bones of hers.

Boxer the gentleman has his secrets, he has his contacts, and together they become Whisper’s guardian angels.

Whisper lost her existence, her identity to William Dupre’, Hell’s bastard.

Miss Catherine and Boxer gave her dignity back to her. Trust and respect is a two way street.




Friday, April 15, 2016


By: Jennifer L Armentrout
Published By : Entangled Teen , Hodder
Released : Available Now
Details : paperback from library, 350 Pages


Blurb : Goodreads

Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black…
I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it.

And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are.

But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game.

Falling for Katy—a human—won't just place her in danger. It could get us all killed, and that’s one thing I’ll never let happen...

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I was one of the first bloggers to read Half-Blood in the Covenant series and I just kept on reading and reviewing every book in Jennifer’s Lux and Covenant YA series.

I devoured anything YA from her.

I read Oblivion in paperback format so only got to read Obsidian from Daemon’s POV.

I did enjoy it.

We know the story, so no real surprises but it was wonderful being in his head.

Anybody who has read The Lux series has fallen for Daemon.

We do get some more insight into parts of Obsidian with other characters which I enjoyed.

We understand Daemon’s thinking when it came to Katy a lot more which was cool.

Love this series.

It will always have a special place in my heart.


Saturday, April 9, 2016


By: Jamie McGuire
Published By: Jamie McGuire
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from Library, 260 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn't love you, first?

No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.

Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.

Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.

In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I LOVED Beautiful Disaster with a passion and I am so enjoying The Maddox Brothers series. still my heart.

Speaking of hearts, my heart loves all the covers to this series, they are so beautiful. I can only but read all the books in this series.

Even though it has been noted already by other readers, I had no idea Thomas was so hooked on Cami, but he was. And so begins the tale of Thomas and his one night stand with Liis and his need to get over Cami...or not.

I’ve personally always had a bit of a thing for that darn fire in Beautiful Disaster and it raises its head again with Travis and the need for Thomas to get him off the charges by luring him into the FBI.

Now for me personally that whole FBI thing is not very bullet proof but I am running with it like a very bad jogger and letting it ride its wave. 

I mean who doesn't want to see Travis as a sexy FBI agent?

I'm also very addicted to watching more Maddox lads find their HEA.

Bring them on, I say.

Up next for me is Taylor, in Beautiful Sacrifice.

Giddy up!


Saturday, March 19, 2016


By: Nalini Singh
Published By : Orion Books
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 324 Pages


Blurb : Goodreads

Nalini Singh steps back into the shadows of her heartbreakingly original world where angels rule, vampires serve, and the innocent can pay the greatest price of all ...Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux and her lover, the lethally beautiful archangel Raphael, have returned home to New York only to face an uncompromising new evil ...A vampire has attacked a girls' school - the assault one of sheer, vicious madness - and it is only the first act. Rampant bloodlust takes vampire after vampire, threatening to make the streets run with blood. Then Raphael himself begins to show signs of an uncontrolled rage, as inexplicable storms darken the city skyline and the earth itself shudders. The omens are suddenly terrifyingly clear. An ancient and malevolent immortal is rising. The violent winds whisper her name: Caliane. She has returned to reclaim her son, Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena, the consort who must be destroyed ...

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

How I so love this series.

Raphael is an alpha archangel and he is just everything in a book boyfriend, for me, anyway.

Elena and her new existence as an angel and everything that Nalini brings to the table with what she is going through feels very real.

I love the descriptions that are so detailed of their wings and how they fly, their colours, the intimate parts of the wing. It’s really powerful to read.

I feel like I can feel wings on my back when I am reading.

Good job Nalini!

There is of course a villain and deaths and destruction.

We get more Illium and some Jason and Dmitri ( purrrr)

But there are TWISTS!


I love me some twists.

All in all, this was another fabulous instalment in the Guild Hunter series.

Next up I shall be getting my Guild Hunter on with Dmitri.

Gotta say I’m just a LITTLE excited.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016


By: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Published By: Piatkus
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback , 307 Pages 


Blurb : Goodreads

It might sound like a man's favourite fantasy - to live forever, destined to be the lover of thousands of women. But for Julian of Macedon, it's a nightmare. Once he was a proud Spartan general; now he's a love-slave, his essence magically held captive in a book, cursed to spend all eternity pleasing women. Then, one day, Grace Alexander summons Julian to fulfill her passionate dreams - and sees beyond the fantasy to the man himself.

Long years as a sex therapist, listening to other people's bedroom problems, have taken a lot of the fun out of the physical side of love for Grace. But with or without sex, the rules of the enchantment cannot be changed - Julian is hers for the next month. And, as their time together slips by, Julian and Grace find more to share than sympathy and conversation and they begin to wonder if love might be within their grasp. That leaves only one question. Is love enough to break a 2,000 year old curse?

Dear Reader,

Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing. Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn't. And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior's day.

As a love-slave, I know everything about women. How to touch them, how to savor them, and most of all, how to pleasure them. But when I was summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander's sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who saw me as a man with a tormented past. She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and onto the world. She taught me to love again.

But I was not born to love. I was cursed to walk eternity alone. As a general, I had long ago accepted my sentence. Yet now I have found Grace--the one thing my wounded heart cannot survive without. Sure, love can heal all wounds, but can it break a two-thousand-year-old curse?

Julian of Macedon

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I finally got around to cracking open Fantasy Lover.

Quite simply I made the time.

TBR piles are a crazy thing these days.

We will soldier on but maybe never conquer.

I enjoyed this first installment.

I LOVED Julian.

I loved he turned down/didn’t even look at, those hussies that were blatantly throwing themselves at his beautiful self, because... this ex Spartan is in fact exquisite.

Two Thousand years of a curse has landed him in the nuddy in all his glory in front of Grace, with a little help from Selena.

Long story short he is ready to get it on.

Grace sees the other side to Julian.

Not sure how she can concentrate with his exquisiteness in front of her, but she manages to pull it off because she is a sex therapist, people.

She’s also had a bad time herself in the past so she can look past his nuddiness and beautiful self and she sees a deeper Julian.

This I enjoyed.

Then we watch Julian blossom in front of us.

He is all man...not that I was looking... and he is protective and all those things we love about a fictional man.

Grace has her own little side troubles thrown in.

There are quite the sexy times scattered throughout without cracking a home run.

Julian can kiss.

*toes curl*

Julian can do other things with his mouth.

*sits in front of a fan like a photo shoot is happening and I gotta blow my hair about*

There were a few cheesy bits, but for a book story published originally in 2002, compared to what is published now, it was enjoyable.

Looking forward to cracking on in this series and working out the order of the Dark Hunterverse because it has indeed become its own book planet with all the overlapping series.

The mind boggles.

A solid 4.25 Stars because I loved Julian so much.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016


By: Chantal Fernando
Published By: Pocket Books, Gallery, Simon & Schuster
Released: Available Now
Details: Netgalley for honest review, 112 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

From USA TODAY bestselling author Chantal Fernando comes a brand new Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club e-novella, full of sexy bad-boy bikers, strong heroines, and steamy romance!

Even by Wind Dragon Motorcycle Club standards, Irish was always a bit of a dark horse. Not one to confide his secrets, such as where he got that mysterious scar across his neck, he’s quick with his fists and even quicker to jump to the defense of his MC. But is he nimble enough to handle the woman he never saw coming? Or will she leave him with a matching scar across his heart?

Featuring scorching hot chemistry and plenty of sass, Dirty Ride is sure to rev your engine and get you immediately hooked!

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I do enjoy this series filled with hot, alpha bikers and their women and the road to love that always has speed bumps and a villain along the way.

Dirty Ride is a quick read because it is a novella.

I sooooo could have read a full length book on Irish aka Ardan. I really liked that Ardan wanted Valentina aka Tina to meet the man before the biker.

The only thing stopping me from rating this book higher is I felt the villain side of the story was rushed. We know about him, he is in the background as a potential threat and then all is over with.

I got villain whiplash.

I thought there was room for letting the reader get to see him more.

Man, I would have enjoyed a full length read on Irish he is gorgeous.

Looking forward to Rake’s redemption.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016


By: Darynda Jones
Published By: Piatkus, St Martin's Press
Released : Available Now so get your Charley Davidson on.
Details: Paperback from library ( I'm a gonna get this series for my shelf ) 326 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn't help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she's lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I absolutely adore this series.


Sexy...erm that would be Reyes.

Witty...mainly Charley and her dialogue, throw in some Angel, Swopes, Cookie, Bobert ( no that is not a mispelling) ...

If you haven’t picked up a Charley Davidson book...dudes, so missing out.

You are simply in for a good time, with a little feels thrown in on the side, and of course Reyes. 

A sexy time will be had when Reyes enters the pages. You will get all gooey eyed for him. You will wish you were Charley. 

Or is that just me?

Darynda is out to make you laugh.

She will throw in the odd twist.

Ghosts. Always I-see-dead-people.

Ghost animals.

More witty dialogue.

Awesome chapter T-shirt quotes.

More sexy Reyes...but he can also rip your spine from your body, so tread carefully.

Love, loss and all things Charley brings to the table makes this a brilliant series to grab yourself a wine and just let Charley roll at her pace. I really should see what it's like reading and wining this series, sober it is hilarious.

Imagine with wine.

Another installment where Darynda just throws in that twist when I’m not paying attention and gets me all nawwwww.

I tell you what give me fifteen minutes with Reyes any day, as long as he didn’t want to do his dark and scary killing thing.

Just keep on writing 'em Darynda and I will keep on reading 'em.

There were quotes a plenty, like I always pluck out of a CD book, but I was reading so intently I forgot to page note them.

Trust me the book is filled with them.

I Recommend.

Nuff said.

Get your Charley Davidson on people.


Coming June 28th

Monday, February 15, 2016


By: Liliana Hart
Published By: Liliana Hart
Released: Available Now
Details: Kindle, 51 pages


Goodreads: Blurb

This is book #1 of the MacKenzie Brothers Quartet!

Bad boy, Dane MacKenzie, is coming home to Surrender, Montana. It's been ten years since he left the woman he loved behind to make a name for himself, and now he's bound and determined to claim her once and for all.

But Charlotte Munroe has no desire to welcome home the Prodigal Son with a fatted calf. The bitterness of Dane's betrayal runs deep, and she has no plans of letting him back into her life.
Especially since she's trying to protect the son Dane isn't aware exists from heartbreak, since she's sure he's only going to walk out of their lives again.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I finally cracked open a Mackenzie brother read.

Dane is free on Amazon.

It is short.

I checked on Goodreads and my rating is about average as I feel soooo terrible when I rate under four stars for a book.

I read a lot.

I review a lot of books.

I think I am very fair with my rating being 3.5 stars.

There isn’t a lot of meat in this sanga, but I really enjoyed the meat I got to taste.

Dane has good meat.

That shouldn’t sound dirty, not really.

He was harder than he’d been at twenty-two. His rangy body corded with muscle, and his skin darkened by the sun. His golden hair hung shaggy over his ears and collar, and his eyes—God, his eyes were the same pale, crystalline blue—but they were harder, steeled by things she could probably never imagine.

An uber quick read that would have shined for me with some fleshing out of the characters and story line.

I got an entree of what could have been a decent hearty feed for myself, but at the same time the taste I got, I enjoyed.

I shall be going onto the next course shortly because once you get a taste...