Friday, August 26, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - ROCK ADDICTION by NALIN SINGH - ROCK KISS # 1 - ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

By: Nalini Singh
Published By: Nalini Singh
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from local library, 382 Pages

RATING: 4.5 FOX, NOAH, DAVID, ABE STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk… 

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be… 


Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…



BOOK REVIEW


I am a huge fan of Nalini Singh’s writing. She is a beautiful writer and I especially love her Guild Hunter and Psy-Changeling series. Nalini has broadened her genres by writing in contemporary romance.

What I loved about Rock Addiction is Fox. He is extremely sexy and in true Nalini style, written well.

Things move along quickly from the start. Fox swoops in on Molly and BAM insta lust. I didn’t actually mind the insta was immediate because I really loved Zachary Fox.



“Oh?” It was a husky question. “If you don’t know the address, how do you plan on getting there?”

Unable to resist any longer, he bent to the soft, subtle, maddening scent of her and whispered, “That’s why I need a ride, Molly,” his lip ring brushing the shell of her ear. “I don’t know where you live.”



Molly is adorable. I am not sure I really got the feel of her being a librarian because we didn’t really visit that part of her for very long. 


Now I am gonna be honest here and seeing as I am not the first to mention this I am going to say there was rather an excess of sex in this book.

OMG!! Did I just say that out loud?

Somebody smack me upside the head.

I love sex.

I love reading sex scenes. I am by far a prude.

I read erotica. I read Olivia Cunning, Sinners on Tour books.

I dig sexy times.

All I am saying is there is A LOT of sex in this book. I was beginning to wonder if Molly got her womanly monthlys. I get that rock dudes like sexy times, but Fox and Molly were knocking boots that much I was beginning to feel a bit like I should leave them to it. I think some of those scenes could have been filled in with more story line.

But only some of those scenes. ;) 

The sub character Charlotte I really liked and her boss man. I can see they get a book up next. I am so keen to read Rock Hard, that I have it already. I loved getting little snippets along the way of Molly's best friend.

I can also read the #1.5 novella for David and Thea ( Molly's sis ).

I loved all the sub characters we are introduced to. I can’t wait to read more about all of them and their HEAs.


Man-in-charge-of-everything Maxwell, I really liked him. I’ve been watching Roadies on Netflix and I am now looking at rock bands, groupies and the whole roadie thing with a much clearer understanding.

I really enjoyed this book and am excited to read more in the series.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - GRAVE VISIONS by KALAYNA PRICE - ALEX CRAFT # 4 - URBAN FANTASY - ROC

By: Kalayna Price
Published By : ROC
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 331 Pages

RATING: 4.5 FAE & HUMAN DRAMAS

Blurb: Goodreads

Grave Visions by Kalayna Price is the much-anticipated fourth installment in the kick-ass urban fantasy series about Alex Craft, a grave witch who can communicate with the dead. 

If you want to hear voices from the dead in Nekros City, you call Alex Craft. She's a Grave Witch with reasonable rates and extraordinary powers, who specializes in revealing the secrets of the dead. But now she's the one fighting to keep her own secret. She's not human—and her newly discovered heritage is causing havoc for her both in the human realm and in Faerie. But her status as an unaffiliated fae also makes her an ideal candidate to investigate a new street drug that has surfaced in several of the spaces between the human and fae worlds.

This glamour-infused drug causes hallucinations that turn real—at least for a while and often with deadly consequences. Searching for the source of this drug—and its purpose—lands Alex front and center in the conflict brewing in Faerie and she must find answers before she's dragged so deep she loses her freedom.


BOOK REVIEW :

It was a long time between drinks, but this instalment was worth waiting for. I do enjoy Kalayna’s writing. 

We may have been getting a bit dry and dusty waiting FOUR years for the fourth book, but I’ve always got enough in my TBR pile to keep me busy.

Alex Craft is one of my fave urban fantasy gals. I kinda want to be her.

She’s got herself in a bit of a fae pickle with starting to fade away unless she chooses a court and there are some shenanigans going on with a drug that is killing the user in the most brutal ways.

Winter Queenie is having her own problems and Falin, being her Knight, is all tied up with her shenanigans.

I’m still trying to work out what the heck is going on with Alex and Falin or Alex and Death.

Now I know there are issues with that whole star crossed lovers thing going on with Death and Alex, but I would like to read more of him in each instalment. He’s just yummy to read.

Falin is Falin. He told Alex he loved her and then not to trust him and even though she is getting some from Death, ( not that you get any detail, I mean where has all this fade to black come from?) it’s all kinda up in the air all over the place.

No real headway at all with any of the dudes in this book, but it was a really great read.

Not so long to wait between drinks for book 5.

Giddy up!



Michelle

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - RAKE'S REDEMPTION by CHANTAL FERNANDO - WIND DRAGONS MC # 4 - GALLERY BOOKS - ADULT BIKER ROMANCE

By: Chantal Fernando
Published By : Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback From Publisher for Honest Review, 320 Pages 

RATING: 4 RAKE, VINNIE & TALON STARS !

In New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando’s latest novel in the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series, Rake—baddest of the bad boys—gets his own romance at last!

Rake is known for being up for anything, in and out of the bedroom. He’s wild, he’s deadly, yet quick with a joke or a stolen kiss. Known as the player of the WDMC, he loves women, the more the merrier. However, behind his womanizing façade, Rake hides the pain of losing his first love, Bailey. He hasn’t loved anyone since, and doesn’t think he ever will.

Seven years after their split, Rake and Bailey run into each other at the MC’s favorite club. Old wounds resurface, secrets are spilled...and passionate feelings are awakened. But they’ve each done things to hurt the other, hurt them too badly to get over it—haven’t they? Only when Bailey’s connection to Rake puts her in danger from another Club member does he realize that there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her—and claim her as his once again.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I enjoy reading each book in the Wind Dragon series. Every book is always a quick and easy read. For me the characters aren’t too deep. Sure they have issues, but things get quickly resolved around the same part of each instalment. There is a definite formula to Chantal’s writing in the Wind Dragon series.

From the very first book when we are introduced to Rake’s character, who is cocky and enjoys partaking in some ménage sexual fun, I was interested in Rake’s character.

I wonder why?

When we finally get his book, we still see that cocky bugger, but things aren’t all what they seem.

I think I was expecting some full on BDSM in this installment, only because of how he was portrayed in Dragon’s Lair.  

I always had a bit of a crush on Talon, he’s a little mischievous the way he behaves. I very much enjoyed his limelight in this book.

I think I might have a lady boner for Vinnie now.


*wink*

I give this instalment a solid 4 stars. At times Bailey was kinda immature, but that just might be me being a bit of an older fart, although I can read all age brackets usually no problem.







Michelle


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Whisper

I was stolen as an infant and raised by my master, William Dupre’. For twenty years I was hidden inside a plantation home on the outskirts of Connard, Louisiana. Stupidity killed William giving me my chance for freedom. But where do I go when I have only known the walls of his home? When I have no friends and have never made contact with another person, other than my master and mistress. 

I am a secret.

The outside world was only known to me through the movies I was granted access to. 
I’ve only ever had contact with one man who treated me as his pet to do as he wished.

I chose to run without looking back. I stole into the night on a wing and a prayer with my book, a handful of bills and my rag doll, Jenny and a head full of hope. I had to believe all of humanity was not like William and I was right.

But then I had to go and let my guard down one evening giving myself over like some sex starved fool, to the tattooed man who had strolled into the bar I was working at.

I was a coo yon, a stupid girl.

Miss Catherine

I had felt it in my bones that somethin’ was goin’ to be comin’. I didn’t know when, but dem bones of mine never lied to me. They always gave me a warnin’, a feelin’ in dem that left me to work the rest out for myself. I hadn’t had such a strong feelin’ seepin’ into them in a long time.

There was nothin’ much to be done but sit here in front of my comforting fire in my cozy livin’ room with my crochet until I be called upon.


Sara

We talk. I lie a lot because I need to keep my identity a secret. I can’t let that personal information out. I lie about my name, because I gave my real name to a stranger today, and now I’m saddled with a damning letter.

Tonight I will be Sara, and she will help me move forward. I’m handing her the reins.

Edge

I've had too much fucking time to think about my past on the ride to Louisiana. I had blocked out that part of my life, even though it helped to shape the person I am now.

I'm ruthless.

I don't give second chances.

I get the job done.

Conscience plays no part in my world.

You f*ck me or the club over, you are done for.

I'm indeed a soulless bastard through and through.

I'm grateful I was taken from my father, or God only knows what would have become of me.

Would I even be alive?

They say blood is thicker than water.

Well, that is debatable.


Boxer

She has no reason to trust me, especially since I'm a man. I have to keep reminding myself I'm the only other man she has met in her entire life and I'm asking her to believe my words when she has no good reason to.


Jonathan Boothe

I really should get out of Dodge, but this is gonna be too good to miss.

The maestro has conducted his last song.

What could possibly go wrong?



Contains adult situations which may offend and graphic violence, but it is one hell of a fictional ride. Strap yourself in. For mature aged readers 18 +.




WARPED 

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CONTORTED

Coming November 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - ARCHANGEL'S STORM by NALINI SINGH - GUILD HUNTER # 5 - ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE - GOLLANCZ - HACHETTE

By: Nalini Singh
Published By: Gollancz, Hachette
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 352 Pages

RATING: 5 JASON WITH A SIDE ORDER OF VENOM AND DMITRI STARS!

With wings of midnight and an affinity for shadows, Jason courts darkness. But now, with the Archangel Neha’s consort lying murdered in the jewel-studded palace that was his prison and her rage threatening cataclysmic devastation, Jason steps into the light, knowing he must unearth the murderer before it is too late.

Earning Neha’s trust comes at a price—Jason must tie himself to her bloodline through the Princess Mahiya, a woman with secrets so dangerous, she trusts no one. Least of all an enemy spymaster.

With only their relentless hunt for a violent, intelligent killer to unite them, Jason and Mahiya embark on a quest that leads to a centuries-old nightmare… and to the dark storm of an unexpected passion that threatens to drench them both in blood.




BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:


“Let me stretch the wings of my heart with you.”


I so enjoy the Guild Hunter series and Archangel’s Storm could quite possibly be my favorite to date.

Why?

Jason.

You have to really pay attention to his character and note how he is written. He isn’t like Dmitri who really commands his audience, he is quieter, yet in a way just as loud.

I loved the pairing of Mahiya and Jason. They simply work so well together. Some female loves could be anybody really, but in Jason’s case, Mahiya matches his quiet, but is also loud in her own way.

I am still not sure what to think of Neha. To be ruled by the Queen of Poisons is a rather frightening thing with her temper and power. I really would rather be living in Raphael’s territory. She is very well written. The scales are always tipping with her character.

I loved seeing a bit of Dmitri and Honor woven through this instalment. I do have a rawrrrrr spot for Dmitri, but Jason is something else. He takes a lot of crafting from a writer’s point.

I love the title of this installment, it is very fitting.



Her breath caught, but she didn’t break the eye contact. “A man who is a storm, who belongs to no one and who will never be tamed. To expect otherwise would be to ask for agonizing disappointment.”




Beautifully written and I adored the ending. It was so apt for a man like Jason.

Michelle



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

ARC BOOK REVIEW - SWEAR ON THIS LIFE by RENEE CARLINO - CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - SIMON & SCHUSTER

By: Renee Carlino
Published By: Simon & Schuster, Atria
Releasing: August 2016
Details: Advanced readers copy from Publisher for honest review.

RATING: 4.25 STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

How are you supposed to feel when you find out your childhood friend Jase, who knows your deepest, darkest secrets wrote a book with you in the starring role, about your desperate childhood and most of it was true? 

What do you do with that?

All names changed of course.

Twelve years have passed and Emiline’s life is better, but Jase’s life has gone onto bestselling stardom at her expense under the pen name J.Colby.

Newsflash.

Emiline enlightens her roomie, who has already read the book, and she keeps telling her to keep reading and get to the end of the book!

What does Emiline do?

She reads every page, because if she didn't I wouldn't have been reading a book within a book.

Heheh.


Twelve years is a long time to be separated. I think I personally would have turned to the last chapter in desperation and read it, once I realized this was our story, my story. I would have skipped all the bits in between as I knew my life, even though J. Colby had taken fictional liberties, and then gone back and filled myself in on the rest. My curiosity would have been too strong, this was the boy who I’d loved, who had looked out for me. We’d shared so much. I would have wanted to see how J. Colby saw our ending ASAP.

That's just me. :) 

This is a story that will pull at reader's heart strings. Two kids living as neighbors in love challenged homes. 

From the rubble comes hope. 

I really loved reading about grown up Jase. The man is sexy. I personally would have enjoyed reading a lot more about them in the present, giving me that something extra.

I adore Sharon and Cyndi.

Another great read from Renee. Such a cool idea the concept of reading a book within a book. I’ve loved her past works and will always read a Renee Carlino book.




Michelle


Monday, July 25, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - MAKING FACES by AMY HARMON - YA/NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

By: Amy Harmon
Published By : Amy Harmon
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle purchase, 405 Pages

RATING: 4.5 BAILEY & AMBROSE STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.

Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast where we discover that there is little beauty and a little beast in all of us.





BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:


My Kindle is full to the brim with all the #oneclicking I do. I’ve had Amy Harmon books sitting there waiting patiently. When was I honestly going to get to all these books and read them? I read every night and keep on plowing my way through my purchases. I simply had to just tell myself, enough is enough and pick up Making Faces and I am so glad I did.

I knew it was going to be awesome. But, there are so many awesome books to read. I just had to make the decision to override all others lined up waiting patiently and dive in.

Making Faces is a story that can’t help make you feel and appreciate life and who you are, and what you have. We start off as babes that everybody cuddles and kisses and coos over and then we start to take shape and go through awkward stages in life. There are those of us who pop out of our teenage years like swans, and boys that become as beautiful as sunshine.

Fern felt she was an awkward, ugly duckling and Ambrose, the boy she had loved for so long was the handsome prince who couldn’t possibly return that love.

But, things can change and ugly ducklings can turn into beautiful swans and handsome princes don’t always stay that way.

This story has a little beauty and the beast, a lot of feels and a boy named Bailey who will steal your heart and the limelight for many reasons.


“I have no pride left, Ambrose!” Bailey said. “No pride. But it was my pride or my life. I had to choose. So do you. You can have your pride and sit here and make cupcakes and get old and fat and nobody will give a damn after a while. Or you can trade that pride in for a little humility and take your life back.”



“You can’t punch a man in a wheel-chair, Ambrose. And I’m kidding. I just wanted to see what you’d say. She wasn’t that bad. But she grew up thinking she was ugly. She doesn’t realize that she shed the ugly a long time ago. She’s beautiful now. And she’s just as pretty on the inside, which is a side benny of UGS. See, ugly girls actually have to work on their personalities and their brains because they can’t get by on their looks, not like you and me, you know, the beautiful people.” Bailey smiled impishly and waggled his eyebrows.



“Fern doesn’t have a clue how pretty she is. That makes her priceless. Make sure you snatch her up before she clues in to her good looks, Brosey.”



While Fern and Ambrose come of age, and become wiser to what they have in life, Bailey remains the wisest of the lot. He will grab your heart and not let go. I adored reading him. In many ways he did steal the show he was so real and so internally beautiful to read.

This book is a very clean read and it doesn’t deter from this love story in anyway.



“Yes.” His voice was raspy. “I think about your long red hair and your sweet mouth, and the way your little body feels when it’s pressed up against me, and I just want to put my hands on you. Everywhere. And forget that I am ugly and alone and confused as hell.”



I think I want to see this book made into a movie so I can hear and see these words being said on the big screen.



“Ambrose Young! I have waited my whole life for you to want me. If you don’t hold me tight I won’t believe you mean it, and that’s worse than never being held at all. You’d better make me believe you mean it, Ambrose, or you will most definitely break me.”



A beautifully told story that will resonate with you well after finishing it.


“I’ve felt like one of those snowflakes we used to make in school. The ones where you fold the paper a certain way and then keep cutting and cutting until the paper is shredded. That’s what I look like, a paper snowflake. And each hole has a name. And nobody, not you, not me, can fill the holes that someone else has left. All we can do is keep each other from falling in the holes and never coming out again.”



We can’t conquer our reading piles, but we can jump the queue for the special ones.

This book is a queue jumper.



“...and when you get tired of looking at me, I promise I’ll sing.”


Michelle

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

RELEASE DAY BLITZ - WARPED by EMMA JAMES - HELL'S BASTARD # 2 - ADULT SUSPENSE ROMANCE



Title: WARPED
Author: EMMA JAMES
Genre: Suspense Romance
Series: Hell’s Bastard # 2
Cover Design : Jemina Venter - Booknerdfangirl




BOOK BLURB

The Hunt Is On.

WHISPER

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?


EDGE

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 and wild girl? 


No Mercy happens. 






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WARPED
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Please note: You must read Wrenched before Warped
 as this is an ongoing suspense series.


PRAISE FOR WARPED

6 STARS
INTENSE...DARK...UNPREDICTABLE...CONSUMING... IT IS UNDENIABLY WARPED !

I could not put this book down. The plot is extremely complex and the web became more tangled. New characters were introduced and it was impossible to determine where this story would go next. I was on the edge of my seat and biting my nails. The intensity level was through the roof. It added more kinks to the overall story and made it become more intensified. I can't wait to see what comes next. Warped was the perfect title and brilliant addition to the Hell's Bastard series by Emma James.
~Smut Book Junkies Book Reviews - Michel 


ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. A THRILLING, SUSPENSEFUL READ.

Oh Emma James, you tore apart my heart in WRENCHED and now you have blown apart my mind with WARPED. Never have I read a series that has had the ability to twist and turn my heart and mind in all directions...

~Reading Is Our Satisfaction - Maria Alexander



Warped. Man, what a crazy ride this book is. I enjoy all of the authors work, but Warped really blew me away. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was just wanting to get through it as quickly as possible because I need to see what happens, but also wanted to savor it and make it last longer. It was so good. Emma really created a wonderfully twisted world that I can't get enough of! I am eager for more.
~Jen In Bookland



Emma James you've just simply blown me away with another brilliant story. I was so excited to dive back into this crazy, dark world Emma has created and she didn't leave an ounce for disappointment in Warped. From start to finish I was on pins and needles, with on going twists and turns you're always left speechless and wanting more. I was utterly & completely hooked. Amazing character development (LOVE Edge!), emotions running high... my head is still reeling from it all.
~Sassy Book Lovers - Stacey






AUTHOR LINKS








Check out this excerpt. I just adore Miss Catherine and her ways. She has quite the fan club. I do love Edge and Miss Catherine's relationship. They are converting non dark romance readers around the world...one reader at a time. :) 



EXCERPT - EDGE POV - WARPED

Two bullets to maim.


Before they can even make a play for me, the muted sound of my gun goes off and I shoot the carrot top straight through his bare kneecap, blowing it out as blood spray paints the air, raining down. I’m instantly swinging my gun around toward the long-haired, dirty blond, ready to pump off another shot, but he’s already falling sideways, holding his hipbone, moaning, and cursing. Blood seeps out between his fingers as I note out of my peripheral vision Carrot Top has dropped like the wounded fucker he is, clutching at his knee from the agonizing pain.

What the fuck?

I hadn’t gotten my second shot off, and I was aiming for the blond fucker’s kneecap.

I risk a quick glance over my shoulder at Annie Oakley, who has her gun trained on the dirty blond, more than willing to invest another bullet in him from the look of sheer uncensored anger mixed with triumph on her face.

I gather she heard the gutter-assholes playing rock, paper, and scissors.

I kick the weapons out of their hands before they can rise above the pain and come to their senses. My trigger-happy finger is ready for any sudden movements from either of these boys. “Hands up, the both of you, and act like statues. Grab for a concealed weapon, and I’ll make the next bullet count.”

The fuckers probably still have more weapons on them and may just want to grow a hero complex and reach for them.

Thug 101: Always carry more than one weapon on your person.

Hunter 101: Always be prepared for the fucker to reach for it.

They’re your homegrown breed of redneck. They stink of cigarettes and moonshine, and they each have the makings of a genuine beer gut. They are clothed in open plaid shirts with cut-off sleeves and a wife beater underneath, and shorts that haven’t seen a washing machine in days. They have faces only a mother could love without fault. Their hair is long and scruffy, and their teeth… even a dentist would run from those fucked up chompers.

Miss Catherine drops the gun into her knitted jacket pocket and is now taking it upon herself to use Blondie’s head as a puck. She viciously hockey sticks one of my crutches into the side of his head, snapping it sideways, rendering him unconscious on an unladylike grunt.

I’m impressed. Eighty-plus years old and she didn’t hesitate to take him out.

Here I was thinking the old lady didn’t know the ass from the business end of a gun. I arch an eyebrow at her at what she’s just done.

“What? You be sayin’ to point and shoot, so I be doin’ as you say. I be a fast learner, although I be aimin’ for his penis.” She sounds annoyed she missed. I suppose it’s one less fucker to worry about.

I’m not used to being ignored, and I need to articulate I’m not impressed with her random, Annie-Oakley, gun-toting ways, even though I am. I won’t admit I’m feeling a little proud of Padawan.

“I told you to fucking stay inside the hangar until I came for you.” I grind my words out in a low voice. I need to be in control for her safety. “I had it under control. This isn’t my first rodeo.” If only she knew how talented I was, she would be running in the other direction.

I’m beginning to expect the unexpected with this old lady. She’s much tougher than she looks. She’s a fighter. Something... someone in her past has made her this way. It’s all hidden away until called upon. She’s definitely seen darker days.

“I didn’t listen.” Miss Catherine has sass.

“Obviously,” I say dryly out the corner of my mouth.


WRENCHED - Hell's Bastard # 1
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Wrenched is currently ‪#‎free‬ ‪#‎kindleunlimited‬ until 8th August and then it will be available again on all platforms. So get in and nab it if you are on KU.





WRENCHED – Hell’s Bastard # 1


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CONTORTED - Hell's Bastard # 3

COMING NOVEMBER 2016

Shit is gonna blow!

Other Books By Emma James


Men Of Ocean Beach
Adult Contemporary Romance 
Books 1-3 Available Now Free on Kindle Unlimited

Currently on Sale for non KU readers

A Little Faith



A Little Faith will revert back to all platforms for sale from July 28th


Hope Is Lost

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Joy Is Found

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Will To Protect - Coming 2017


AUTHOR BIO

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.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - FOR YOU by KRISTEN ASHLEY - THE 'BURG # 1 - ADULT SUSPENSE ROMANCE

By: Kristen Ashley
Published By: Kristen Ashley
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle purchase, 583 Pages

RATING: 4.5 ALEC STARS!

Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened and Feb broke Colt’s heart then she turned wild and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town.

Fifteen years later, Feb comes back to help run the family bar. But there’s so much water under the bridge separating her and Colt everyone knows they’ll never get back together.

Until someone starts hacking up people in Feb’s life. Colt is still Colt and Feb is still Feb so the town watches as Colt goes all out to find the murderer while trying to keep Feb safe.

As the bodies pile up, The Feds move in and a twisting, turning story unravels exposing a very sick man who has claimed numerous victims along the way, Feb and Colt battle their enduring attraction and the beautiful but lost history that weaves them together.




BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:


“Life lands blows you don’t expect,” she whispered against his cheek.  “They wind you and there’s some you never get your breath back.”

I totally hear ya!


Colt and his Feb are two people brought back together by death and mayhem.

Twenty years since their break up.

Two years since she’s been back in town.

February has come home to help Morrie her brother run J & J’s, their parent’s bar unfortunately there’s a murderer in town and bodies are piling up.

Colt and Sully are on the case and none of Feb’s family are taking these deaths lightly because they are beginning to look a lot like they are linked in some way to Feb.

Colt is an alpha male and he will protect those that need protecting. Feb needs protecting and she needs to let him do his job.

But what happens when that job bleeds over into something else?

We get a whole pile of sexy alpha and a woman who has lost too many good years without Colt.



“I hope you didn’t have anything in there that was precious.”

Colt looked at her and said, “The only things precious in life breathe.”


Feb and Colt have a lot of things to talk about, things that could have saved them years of heartache.

A Kristen Ashley book seems to come with a villain hell bent on getting the woman the hero wants and that is no different for Colt and Feb’s story.

Colt ain’t having none of that.



“Colt smiled. “Damn, baby, look at me. I’m a forty-four year old man who’s got a life of breakfast delights waiting for him.”

She smiled back. It wasn’t bright but it was something. “Don’t think you don’t have to earn them.”



I really enjoyed this suspense filled read and look forward to At Peace with Joe and Vi.



Michelle