Thursday, July 02, 2015

"Deep Blue Eternity" by Natasha Boyd



DEEP BLUE ETERNITY BY NATASHA BOYD

SERIES: Stand-alone
PUBLISHER: Headline Eternal
GENRE: NA Contemporary Romance
SOURCE: Review copy received via NetGalley

SUMMARY
Livvy is on the run. And she's escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her. But the isolated cottage isn't empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, for reasons of his own. In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way. Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. If the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered. Can love conquer?

MY REVIEW

Natasha Boyd's Eversea series captured my heart and put me in a dreamless state for quite a while, so when I saw she gave life to a new story I knew I had to read it. I'm just kicking myself for not having done it sooner!

There are pieces of a big puzzle you have to fit together during the read, but one seems to always be missing... When you finally find it, your reaction will probably be heard thousands of miles away. Indeed, everything is even more messed up than you could possibly believe, and this is exactly one of the things that makes me turn page after page and forget about the rest of the world. I just LOVE that! Add to this some great characters—main and minor ones—a superb sexual tension, the unique way Boyd has to describe some very HOT scenes and the emotional state she puts you in for very different reasons, and you know this is a read you really can't miss.

Darker than her previous works and totally engaging, "Deep Blue Eternity" is another beautiful Boyd's masterpiece, one I strongly suggest you to grab, like yesterday!

RATING: 4/5

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Teaser Tuesday (#57)


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ A Daily Rhythm.
Wanna play along? Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two sentences from somewhere on that page, being careful NOT to include spoilers (you don't wanna ruin the book for others!). Also, remember to include title & author as well so, if readers like your teaser, they can add the book to their TBR lists!

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This week's teaser: DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver

The Book of Shhh also tells stories of those who died because of love lost or never found, which is what terrifies me the most.
The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.

~Page 4

What do you think?
Leave a comment with a link to your TT so I can stop by and be teased by them all! ;)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Book Blitz: On My Knees by J. Kenner!

Today I'm happy to be part of On My Knees Book Blitz, organized by Dark World Books!
(Click on the banner above to see the schedule.)



ON MY KNEES
(Stark International #2)

I never thought I’d lose control, but his desire took me right to the edge.
Powerful, ambitious, and devastatingly sexy, Jackson Steele was unlike any other man I’d ever known. He went after what he wanted with his whole mind, body, and soul—and I was the woman in his sights. One touch and I surrendered, one night together and I was undone.
Jackson and I had secrets, dark pieces of our pasts that threatened to swallow us both. We couldn’t outrun our demons, or the people trying to tear us apart. But in our passion we found salvation, and in each other’s arms we found release.
I was scared to trust Jackson fully, to finally let go. Yet no matter the dangers that lay ahead, I knew I was his—and now that we’ve laid claim, there’s no more holding back.
On My Knees is intended for mature audiences.
ON MY KNEES EXCERPT
USED WITH PERMISSION, COPYRIGHT J. KENNER

"I'm sorry, Ms. Brooks. I haven't seen him since he arrived."
     I frown, wondering if maybe Jackson didn't leave the building after all. I'd expected him to want to get far away as quickly as possible—I know I would. But Jackson isn't me, and I draw in a breath as I debate whether I should go up to his workspace on the twenty-sixth floor.
On the one hand, he hadn't waited for me, and he hasn’t returned my texts. All evidence suggests that he wants to be alone, and I get that.
     On the other hand, what he wants may not be the most important factor. I'd been royally pissed off at him not long ago, and I'd wanted to be alone, too. But Jackson had followed me to make sure I was okay.
     And right now, I'm terribly afraid that Jackson is a long, long way from okay.
     I thank Joe for his help, then park myself on one of the chrome and leather benches that provide seating in the lobby. I tap out one more text, then actually cross my
fingers.
It doesn't help, and after forcing myself to sit and wait for a full five minutes, I make a decision. Maybe it's selfish, but I want to see him. No, I need to see him. I need to know he's okay.

Read more of Jackson Steele and Sylvia Brooks
in Say My Name (Stark International #1)!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing. JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for him.” A three time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries. In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (#6)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
in which we have the opportunity to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

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This week's pick: TOXIC by Kim Karr
Expected publication: July 7th, 2015 by NAL

The New York Times bestselling author of the Connections novels turns up the heat in a sexy new romance about money, power, danger, and passion…

Sometimes you have to wonder if your life is just too good to be true.
Is it real or just an illusion?
Does the man lying beside you really love you like he says he does?
If the answer is yes, you’re meant to live happily ever after.
If the answer is no, you’re living my life…
and nothing will ever be the same.

I know I should walk away, but I can't.

I’ll take whatever I can get for as long as it lasts.
I know when it’s over…
I’ll never find another man like him.

What do you think? And what are you waiting for?
Leave a comment with a link to your WoW so I can stop by and get excited, too! ;)

Monday, June 22, 2015

"The Training" by Tara Sue Me



THE TRAINING BY TARA SUE ME

SERIES: The Submissive Trilogy #3
PUBLISHER: Headline Eternal
GENRE: Contemporary Erotica
SOURCE: Borrowed from Franny @ Mind Reader

SUMMARY
Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he excepts everyone follow—especially the women he's dominated in his bedroom. But his newest lover is breaking down all his boundaries and rewriting his rule book. Abby King never imagined that she would capture the heart of Nathaniel West, one of New York City's most eligible bachelors—and its most desirable dominant. What began as a weekend arrangement of pleasure has become a passionate romance with a man who knows every inch of her body and her soul—yet remains an enigmatic lover. Abby knows the only way to truly earn his trust is to submit to him fully and let go of her lingering inhibitions. Because to lead Nathaniel on a path to greater intimacy, she must first let him deeper into her world than anyone has ever gone before...

MY REVIEW

This third instalment should have been the conclusion to The Submissive Trilogy but, with the publisher recently releasing another book and announcing a few more, we know for a fact that we can have more of Nathaniel West if we want. And I believe fans of the series won't find this bad news at all!

Told in dual POV, "The Training" is a bit different from the previous instalments. I appreciated the interactions with the other characters—especially Paul and Christine—and see Nathaniel and Abby explore deeper their new relationship, but I felt like something was missing... I think it's mainly because of the plot, which was a bit flat compared to the earlier books. There is no angst, drama or anything that particularly puts you on the edge. I thought we would see the couple open up more, but we get lots of 'play time' instead. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the read, after all Tara Sue Me has her way to get her readers entertained, I was just a bit disappointed it didn't blow my mind like before.

Nevertheless, I'm happy I read it and I will catch up with the new books at some point. Those who read "The Training" probably agree with me that the story can be considered concluded, but can we say no to Mr. West?

RATING: 3.5/5
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