Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review of Torture to her Soul by J.M. Darhower

Synopsis: Don't say it unless you mean it…

It's a simple concept, one I've said time and again, but something people don't seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.

Somebody like me.

I'm not a good man. I'm not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there's one I could never harm, one light I couldn't bring myself to snuff out.


She thinks I'm a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I'm not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I'm not the most dangerous one out there.

Not even close…

God help me, I love her.

I do.

And God help anyone who tries to take her from me.
4.25 Stars!
Review: Ugh! I'm still not sure how I feel about this book, and I've waited a few days to write the review. I was really looking forward to this one, as the first one just left us in such a state of turmoil. Naz had done something so irreversible, in terms of Karissa and one of her family members, yet he is also very committed to keeping her in his life. He basically tells her, at the end of book one, that you can run, but you can't hide.
I mean, in some ways, Karissa should probably be thankful that he is so hooked on her and wants her around, or else, she would have already been killed - and there would be no more story. Karissa certainly doesn't feel thankful to Naz, though. In fact, she wavers on the edge of hating him when we start this book, which is told from Naz's POV. And, in many ways, I don't blame her; it would be more weird if she didn't hate him after what he did to her and to her family. They just fell into his really weird, passive-aggressive routine after that, and all you hear is how much Naz is putting up with her because of his love for her. I actually loved the opportunity to hear his voice and perspective, but he let me down a little in this book. In my mind, after the first book, Naz was this take charge, tough, dangerous...impenetrable man. In this book, he not only has a weakness, Karissa, he basically lets her walk all over him, emotionally. Maybe that's the point, and that's supposed to be his redeeming quality, but it just didn't feel like the Naz I read from the first book.
Don't get me wrong - there is definitely still an element of danger to Naz. He still would not be someone I would want to encounter in a dark alley...or piss off in any way. However, Karissa does weaken him. Now Karissa...she has every reason to dislike, or hate, Naz. She also felt a little different to me in this book, though. When told through Naz's POV, she came across very bratty and immature. There were elements of that in the first book, as she is still very young, but it was amplified in this book. Granted, she has just experienced a very traumatic event, and she should be mad at Naz. But...the silent treatment and walking around in your panties and a t-shirt? Those don't seem to really emote hatred as well as they could.
I will step off my soap box now about Naz and Karissa just feeling different. What they have to go through is definitely not easy. They must face all the many people that don't think that they should be together, and in fact, try to keep them apart. Naz also must learn to live different than he has in close to twenty years, as he now has more than himself to worry about. He also now has a new target on his back, and it's much closer than others have been, in the past. He soon learns that Karissa is still in danger, as well, although now, he's not her biggest danger - someone else is. I was happy with the way that this book ended, as it wasn't really a happy ending, all around, which seems somewhat realistic, considering Naz's lifestyle and choices. Yet, Naz and Karissa manage to find what works for them, which is really what they have done from the beginning of their relationship.
I would be curious if anyone else felt like Naz seemed different in this book, now that it was his POV.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cover Reveal: Yesterday's Half Truths by Carey Heywood


Yesterday's Half Truths

by N.Y. Times Bestselling Author

Carey Heywood

YHT Cover

Add to Goodreads

Release Date: November 24, 2014


She never thought it would go this far. It started out so innocently, but now has taken on a life of its own. Problem is, Lindsay Palmer doesn't know how to stop. Even worse, she doesn't want to stop. Her daily deceit has become both her greatest pleasure and deepest shame. Thousands of people love her, but would they if they knew the truth. A simple favor for his baby sister brings Lindsay into Luke Jamieson's life. There's something about this girl that keeps her on his mind hours and days after each time they meet. Now here he is, falling in love with a liar. All he wants is for her to let him in, and maybe together he can lead her out of the cage of her own construction. Will the truth set her free, or have her lies already destroyed everything?
YHT Teaser 2
Teaser 1

About the Author

Carey Bio Pix
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Her books are full of emotion, humor and steam. She is inspired by everyday fairy tales. Her leading men are guys you might bump into at the grocery store; teachers, mechanics, and website designers. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.

Connect with Carey

Hosted by:


Cover Reveal: Coming For You by J.A. Huss

Coming For You by J.A. Huss 
(Dirty Dark and Deadly #3) 
Publication date: November 19th 2014
Genres: Adult, Erotica, Thriller

Who am I?
What am I doing?
Why am I doing it?
Questions are as dangerous in my world as secrets are valuable.
Answers, however, never come easy.

Who am I?
what am I doing?
Why am I doing it?
I’ve never asked myself a single question about my life. Not even once. I follow orders. I keep my head down. I do as I’m told. But now the choices are everywhere.

I don’t ask questions and I don’t need answers.
I know exactly what I’m doing.
Last Christmas Eve, my life fell apart.
This summer, I’m about to get even.


J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label). 

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

Author Links:

Pre-Release Blitz: Nights with Him by Lauren Blakely

Review: Talk to Me by Stephanie Reid


Author: Stephanie Reid
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Protector Series, Book #1 


Emily Simon is a good listener. Maybe a little too good. As a professional counselor who's been unintentionally clocking hours after work with her advice-seeking friends, Emily decides it's time to hang up the counselor hat when she's out of the office and make something happen in her own life. She has just two rules: No men with emotional baggage and no risk takers.

Bryan “Mac” McAvoy is tormented by the death of a teenage boy, shot during a robbery gone wrong, and fellow police officer, Sean Simon, is convinced his sister Emily is just the person to help Mac get back his edge.

With his dangerous vocation and giant suitcase full of guilt, Emily vows to steer clear and guard her heart. But when she receives a death threat from a deranged client, she finds that Mac may be the only man who can guard her life.

4 Stars

Emily listens to others all day long.  Even her friends but she never has anyone to open up to.  When her brother wants her to help Mac, she won't.  However, there is a pull between these two.  She tries to stay away.  She has her own issues but things happen.  These two are forced together and become fast friends and learn from each other.  I enjoyed reading this one.  


Blog Tour: Unexpected Chances by A.M. Willard

Unexpected Chances Blog Tour
October 27, 2014 – November 2, 2014



Tabitha Michaelson took an oath years ago to lock her heart and throw away the key. She’s spent years keeping up the façade of being happy. Tabitha works, dates and parties with her brother Seth. Burying herself into a world of her own, she never expected to take a chance on a stranger.
Carter Northwood’s life turned upside down the day he turned eighteen. Forced by family he made a decision that changed his life. Years of lies and unhappiness has left him bitter on humanity. Carter doesn't see a way out of what could hold him back on taking a chance.
An unexpected meeting leads two broken hearts together, but will their lives be destroyed by deceit?
Can two broken hearts take a chance at true love?
Does Carter deserve a chance to find true love?
Or is it too late for a fresh start?


About the Author

A.M. Willard is an Indie author who released her first novella on April 12, 2014. It was the first in a series with One More Night, which released May 21, 2014 and Forever Night, which released August 2, 2014. The One Night series is adult romance with steamy scenes!
A.M. is an avid reader of all genres including but not limited to mystery, romance, and erotica. Her love of all thing's literature has helped her carry out her dreams of becoming a published author. A.M. is one of the luckiest ladies in love, marrying her high school sweetheart 17 years ago! Twelve years ago they were blessed with a baby boy, who about a year ago was diagnosed with Autism and Asperger's syndrome. A.M. and her husband have learned so much about life after looking at the world through their sons eyes. He has strengthened A.M. and is her inspiration and hero.
A.M. got her love of books and reading from two of her favorite authors Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. When she's not connecting and chatting with her fans and followers she can be found sailing with her friends and family. Her family fans and followers push her to write even more and keep her going! Look forward to future novellas from this up and coming author!



Not expecting anything in return, I’m shocked when I arrive at my office today and see the dozen of white roses with a pink trim around them. I reach in for the card and brace myself for his words.
Words that I’ve missed hearing, so today I’ll take what I can get.
Tabby Cat,
I received the card and thank you. He was a great man and confidant to me for many years. I hope you like the roses.
I think of you every day and dream of you each night.
“I do too. I do too,” I say out loud to the card, as I reach up to pluck one of the roses out of the vase. Bringing it to my nose, I inhale and release the bottled up anger. I haven’t the slightest idea to how he figured it out, but he did. Carter Northwood figured out my flower.

Unexpected Chances teaser 5

Where to find author A.M. Willard
Facebook Author Page:
Amazon Author Page:
Blog – Website:

Unexpected Chances teaser 3

Where to buy Unexpected Chances:


Unexpected Chances teaser 6

Unexpected Chances Teaser 4


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nights With Him by Lauren Blakely Pre-Release Blitz


Lauren Blakely does it again and brings readers more smoldering, sexy nights in her Seductive Nights Series with her newest novel, NIGHTS WITH HIM.
In Lauren Blakely’s newest Seductive Nights novel, Jack Sullivan convinces Michelle Milo that he can “show her worlds of pleasure.” And judging from the number of Os he gives her, the man delivers on that promise! Lauren wants to deliver with worlds of pleasure for her readers too -- so she’s offering several extra special giveaways with this novel, and we’re thrilled to help announce them!
First, ANYONE who preorders NIGHTS WITH HIM will receive a Julia and Clay short story! That means EVERYONE who preorders is a winner! Readers will be thrilled to know that Julia and Clay, the hero and heroine from the first 3 Seductive Nights novels, have some more story left in them. Lauren has written an exclusive short story that takes place after ONE MORE NIGHT, and you are not going to want to miss what happens next! Anyone who preorders and ENTERS HERE will be emailed the short story. Already pre-ordered? That’s great! You can still enter by filling out the form and entering your order number! NIGHTS WITH HIM is available for preorder on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo and Google Play. Barnes & Noble users who buy NIGHTS WITH HIM on release day, and fill out THIS FORM on release day, can receive the short story during release week as well.
Second, have you ever wanted to spend the night at a Ritz Carlton Hotel? Then you’ll want to take the Be Seduced quiz to enter to win a night at a Ritz Carlton and discover worlds of pleasure on your own! To celebrate the launch of the book, Lauren is giving away a $500 gift card for a stay at the Ritz nearest you!* Readers can access the quiz in the eBook version of NIGHTS WITH HIM, and will have until November 15th to enter the quiz. To be clear, the back of the NIGHTS WITH HIM eBook is the ONLY location with the link to the quiz. The grand prize winner will also receive a $100 gift card for Lelo, makers of premium sex toys, just like the one Jack uses on Michelle in this scene.
Lastly, NIGHTS WITH HIM is a full-length, standalone erotic romance novel that follows the love affair of a new couple, Jack and Michelle, and does not have a cliffhanger. It’s ONLY $3.99 during the preorder period, but this price will go up to $4.99 during release week.
So pre-order your copy of Lauren Blakely’s NIGHTS WITH HIM today. Don’t miss this hot and sexy new novel or these amazing opportunities to enter to win! Then, delve into this amazing first excerpt from NIGHTS WITH HIM and enter to win your own paperback copy!

* If there is no Ritz Carlton near the winner, the winner may opt to receive a $500 gift card to any Marriott property, or Marriott-owned hotel. *

Nights with Him  
Release Date:  November 11th
Pre-order sale $3.99

Jack Sullivan is a Sex Toy Mogul.

An extremely eligible bachelor in New York, he’s the full package, right down to his full package. Hell, this man could be the model for one of the toys his company, Joy Delivered, peddles. Instead, he’s the powerful and successful CEO and he’s got commitment issues a mile-long after the tragic way his relationship with his fiancée ended.

He’s looking for a way to erase the pain and that arrives in the form of Michelle Milo. From her pencil skirts to her high heels, she’s his perfect fantasy, especially since she has no idea who he is the night they meet at a hotel bar. He doesn’t have a clue either that she’s the brilliant psychologist his sister has arranged for him to see to help him get over his past. She’s simply the stunning woman he takes to bed that night and delivers many Os of joy too.

His touch helps her forget that other man.

When he shows up at her office door the next day, there’s no way in hell she’s going to treat him after they’ve slept together. Jack isn’t willing to let go of the first woman he’s felt anything for in years so he proposes a deal – share her nights with him for thirty days. At the end of one month of exquisite pleasure, they walk away, having helped each other move on from their haunted pasts.

But soon, all those nights threaten to turn into days as the lines between lust and matters of the heart start to blur. Can two people so terribly afraid of love truly fall head over heels?

Nights with Him is a standalone full-length novel in the bestselling Seductive Nights series following the love affair of a new couple.


      “I Can Show You Worlds of Pleasure”
   An excerpt from NIGHTS WITH HIM by Lauren Blakely
   The balcony circled the peak of the Met Life Tower with a spire above them, a clock right below them. A high fence surrounded the perimeter, and the view of Manhattan was endless, stretching to the rivers and the towns that lay far beyond the city that never slept.
   Michelle wrapped her hands around the railing at the edge of the balcony, drinking in the view of Manhattan. The headlights from the distant streets below streaked across the dark night; the sounds of horns and music and madness morphed into a quiet radio station din. The dirt and grime was gone, and New York was aerial and beautiful—a darkly gorgeous nocturnal creature, lit up against the night sky.
   Jack dropped his hands to her waist, his thumbs rubbing circles against the fabric of her dress at her hips. She leaned her head back against him, stretching her neck. But then he was gone—he was on his knees behind her, kissing the back of her bare legs, starting at her calves.
   “Don’t close your eyes. Watch the city as I touch you.”
   No wonder he did what he did. He was a man in tune with pleasure. A man thoroughly connected to his senses, which was all the more unusual, given his background as a numbers and logic guy. But he also had some intuitive sense of the physical.
   Or simply the physical of her. His tongue flicked against the back of her knee, and she felt her legs wobble. He steadied her, his strong hands tight on her thighs as he kissed his way up her legs, pressing his lips against the back of her thighs now. First one leg. Then the other. Higher and higher still, the fabric of her skirt rose in his hands as he exposed her flesh for him. Soon he’d pushed her skirt above her butt, and his sinful mouth was leaving a hot, wet trail of kisses against the crease where her ass met her legs.
   “Light blue,” he murmured as he slid his finger under the edge of her lacy panties. “Gorgeous, sexy, perfect sky blue.”
   “Yes. You like?”
   “So much I want to keep them,” he said as he returned his mouth to her skin.
   Pleasure pulsed through her veins. She gripped the railing tighter as the sensations spread, starting deep in her belly, radiating to her fingertips, her toes, the ends of her hair, as he brushed those soft lips against her body. He kissed her with a kind of reverence, with a deep appreciation for her body. He kissed her as if she were the most sensual person he’d ever touched. As if she were made for passion, for pleasure, for this kind of bold desire that ran rampant through her cells.
   Because everything he’d done so far had been a slice of heaven. A heaven for lovers of the flesh.
   He ran his nose across her upper thigh, then pressed a kiss between her legs, his lips grazing the soaked panel of her panties. Useless thing. A completely useless piece of fabric, since the way he’d touched her had turned them hot and damp.
   “Take them off,” he said roughly.
   She obliged, sliding her panties down her legs, then lifting them over her ankles as she stepped out of them.
   “Give them to me.”
   She handed them to him, and he stuffed them into his pocket.
   He stood and gently placed his hand on her chin, turning her gaze back to the sky. “Watch the city,” he told her, as he pressed his chest against her back, his long, tall body aligned with hers.
   Anticipation built between them, the tantalizing wonder of what would come next. Only he knew. She was placing her pleasure in his hands, and that’s exactly where she wanted it to be.
   A soft hum whirred through the air. At first, she wasn’t sure what it was. Then she recognized the noise. The way it signaled a response in her body. How the sound tapped into her deepest core, a reminder of something she loved.
   One hand gripped her hip, and the other slid down her belly, dipping between her legs as he tugged her closer. Her breath fled her chest. The thrill of not knowing ignited her more, and she felt a rush of heat between her legs. She wanted him to feel it too. To know what he was doing to her. She was After Hours Michelle with him, so she let go of her other self, allowing herself to fully be the sexy, alluring woman who appeared when Jack Sullivan was inches away. “Touch me,” she said.
   She felt it. The first press against her throbbing clit. The slide through her wetness. The pressure from something that wasn’t his finger. Something that had been made.
   “What is it?” she asked in between staccato breaths.
   “It’s The Lola,” he said in a hot, husky voice, whispering in her ear as he rubbed a small toy against her. She looked down—he held a sleek circular device between two fingers, one finger through a silver hole in the middle. The toy was like a large ring, made of the same soft material the world’s best pleasure toys came in. Only this one didn’t just stimulate her with vibrations. Somehow, the toy felt like a tongue touching her. Like fast, intense flicks from the most wonderful, amazing, fantastic tongue she’d ever felt. Like Jack today. Times ten.
   It was that good.
   “I don’t have this one,” she said, in between gasps and moans.
   “I know. It’s new. They say it feels fantastic against the skin,” he said, rubbing the vibrator against her. “Tell me if it does.”
   She cried out. “Oh, yes.”
   She felt as if her body belonged to this toy, to the intensity of the pleasure strumming through her blood and bones. It owned her.
   “Does it make you want more of me?”
   “So much more,” she moaned.
   “This part,” he said, slowing only to press the soft middle section to her clit, the beads beneath the surface rotating against her, simulating the intoxicating sensations of a tongue flicking against her. “Does that feel like the way I licked your pussy earlier today?” he asked in a whisper, his breath hot against her skin.
   “Yes. Oh, God. Yes.”
   “I can make this feel like a soft swirl, or like I’m fucking you with my tongue,” he said, and began cycling through the levels of vibration. Her vision blurred from the sweet intensity. She wasn’t sure how she was still standing. “I can show you worlds of pleasure.”
   “I want it,” she said, now begging because this was a new land of desire he’d taken her to, and she didn’t ever want to leave.
   Working the toy expertly between her legs, he yanked her body closer, his erection hitting her backside. His voice was low and dirty as he growled in her ear. “This is what I can do to you for thirty nights.”
   “I want it all. I want you,” she said in between pants and moans, her body arching into the toy.
   “This is how you’ll be mine,” he said, gliding the toy across her clit that was so swollen she ached with the need to come. She felt desperate in every pore of her body. The intense need to climax was bearing down on her. Her world narrowed to this hot neon need as pleasure took over, spinning wildly out of control, blissfully into chaos as she leaned back into his chest, his arms holding her in place, his finger working her over and over with his toy as she shattered into endless erotic bliss, crying out his name above Manhattan.
   Minutes later she turned around, looping her arms around his neck. “You win. That was the best orgasm of my life. I’m yours for thirty nights.”

One Night with Her (prequel)


Barnes & Noble:

First names only for one night of pleasure...

He’s only at the hotel to close a business deal. Then he sees her, and his agenda for the evening shifts—woo her, win her, and make sure she never forgets who gave her the most exquisite pleasure she’s ever had. Jack Sullivan, a billionaire, and one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors, is captivated by the brilliant and beautiful Michelle Milo. From her witty mouth to her sinful body, she’s his perfect fantasy. But there’s more than the undeniable chemistry; they both might be exactly what the other needs. As soon as he has her, he knows one night with her will never be enough. The trouble is, he’s about to run into her tomorrow…in the last place he expects.

About the Author:
Lauren Blakely

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

Stalk Her: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Signed Paperback of Nights with Him
<a id="rc-09964f03500" class="rafl" href="" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a>
<script src="//"></script>