Friday, January 31, 2014

LISA'S REVIEW: Christmas Unplugged (Joy Nash)

Title: Christmas Unplugged

Author: Joy Nash

Format: Ebook



2 Brothers + 2 Sisters + 0 Electricity = 1 Unforgettable Holiday

Casey's got a ton of work to do over the holidays. But her sister’s stuck with a broken heart and a nonrefundable vacation for two, so Casey agrees to celebrate Christmas at a rustic Adirondack lodge—as long as she can bring her laptop and work through the festivities.

Matt’s happy to take a break from his high-pressure city job to celebrate Christmas at his off-the-grid childhood home. He and his brother are helping with their aunt's Romance of Christmas weekend, even though the couples-only guest list means all work and no play. 

When one of the “couples” unexpectedly turns out to be two sisters, Matt’s brother calls dibs on the hot one—leaving Matt to deal with a quirky, work-obsessed woman who he's sure would rather get cozy with an electrical outlet than with him. 

Good thing there’s no electricity at Dutch Gorge Lodge. Because sometimes you have to turn out the lights to see what’s right in front of you.

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A quick little read. It's a fast paced romance that doesn't really let you get to know Emma and Jake, but focuses on Matt and Casey. 

It was fun to read and I enjoyed the quick read! I loved the characters and the story line. A weekend of no electronics, snowed in with a hot guy, all your needs taken care of by the lodge, who wouldn't love this situation? A great little holiday read!


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LISA'S REVIEW: Lust (Laura Cooper) Seven Deadly Sins #1

Title: Lust

Author: Laura Cooper

Series: Seven Deadly Sins

Format: Ebook



It was a fresh start, and as a recent graduate from the Charleston School of Law, it was a way to pad her resume with a high powered New York Law firm. But most of all, it was away from him.

The last thing she needed was another relationship, especially since her devastating break up with her master, Benton Frazier. Burned one too many times, this submissive was ready to put her past behind her. She just never figured on Carlton.

Liz could have easily taken a local job offer in Charleston. However, since her brother waited for her to graduate, it was now his time to pursue his fashion career in New York City. Now that her parents were gone, Palmer was all she had. Everything seemed to be falling into place until she met him. Now, all she can think about is Carlton.

Carlton was dreamy. Handsome, rugged, and well dressed. Deep brown eyes the color of chocolate, and the silken voice with a hint of an English accent that simply drove her crazy. But she soon finds out that Carlton is much more than he appeared to be.

Although not her first choice, New York did offer her a way to pad her resume while her brother completed his education. Besides, getting away from her relationship with Benton Frazier was just what the doctor ordered.

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I love a short that is so interesting you get completely lost in the story! Only a few pages to read and you are so caught up that you hate it to end. This is one of those stories for me.

I can;t wait to read on and see what happens next in Liz and Carlton's romance. Carlton is a very interesting character I want to read more about. I love that thought it was predictable it was still totally different from what you predict! Cooper did a great job and I can't wait to read on!


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LISA'S REVIEW: Accidentally Flirting with the CEO (Shadonna Richards) Whirlwind Romance #1

Title: Accidentally Flirting with the CEO

Author: Shadonna Richards

Series: Whirlwind Romance

Format: Ebook




ACCIDENTALLY FLIRTING WITH THE CEO *A sizzling romantic novella...

What happens when a seductive e-mail goes to the wrong recipient--your boss?

If Jess Tandon were any hotter, he'd be a fire hazard! The sexy, arrogant president of TLC Advertising is more than just delicious eye-candy. He's caught the eyes and heart of his normally-play it safe executive assistant, Alexa Worthington.

Too bad the only sex Alexa is having is safe text. She's only just gotten over tragic heartbreak in her life, but she wants to move on now. She takes a romance writing class for therapy and creates a sizzling fantasy love scene starring her boss, Jess, and herself. When she e-mails it to a friend to critique, it ends up going to the wrong recipient--to Jess himself. Is this a disaster waiting to happen--or the beginning of something too hot to handle?

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This is an ok short! I like it but I don't love it. It is very predictable and has too little background on the characters. this was also easily put down and i want a book I can't put down. 

Alexa is the only character I could connect with. i wanted more from the other characters. I will be reading on because despite the predictability I liked the story and want to know more!


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LISA'S REVIEW: What He Wants (Eden Cole)

Title: What He Wants

Author: Eden Cole

Format: Ebook

Published January 5th 2011 by Amira Press, LLC


Matthew's girlfriend breaks up with him on a flimsy excuse, one he decides can't be true. She's sure he wants their mutual best friend Aaron and has for a long time. To further complicate the friendship that means everything to him, she's putting ideas into Aaron's head too. Now, the two men who are as close as brothers are alone together, awkward, and nervous about admitting to each other and themselves just how right Abbey is.

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This book was a fairly new experience for me. i have not really read much about male/male relationships. I have read several books with side characters with male/male relationships but not any books with this the sole focus. Not really my cup of tea, but the story itself was really good.

The love between Mathew and Aaron was strong and I enjoyed their story. I was rooting for them to work it out! For my introduction to this genre i was really impressed!


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Thursday, January 30, 2014

LEANN'S REVIEW: Beautiful Dreams (Alicia Rae) The Beautiful Series #3

Title: Beautiful Dreams (The Beautiful Series #3)

Author: Alicia Rae

Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+

Publication Date: January 20, 2014

Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.

~Synopsis ~

Kyle has mended Lily’s broken heart, and as they have fallen in love, all she dreams of is finally having her happily ever after.

But as time goes on, Lily can no longer ignore the desire to know more about Kyle's past. When she learns more, she will discover if she can heal Kyle’s heartache as he has done for her.

Will his secrets break them apart? Or will their love be enough to strengthen their bonds?

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My Beautiful (Beautiful #2) Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Beautiful Chances (Beautiful #1) Purchase Links:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble


~About the Author ~



Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo

Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.

Believe in yourself and follow your dreams...

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The perfect ending to Lilly and Kyle's story! And to find out there will be a fourth book! Wow! I am so excited, but back to this book...
I think I might die of happiness here! I was so happy to read this story. Not as much action or pain and loss, but Kyle finally lets us in. I found myself ignoring phone calls and not eating to get through this book. I couldn't put it down! On a rather serious book high at the moment! :)
I am completely caught up in these characters. They are well written and full of life. I felt like I was right there with them as they continued to build their lives and relationship from the struggles of their past. I can't wait for Abbey and Jason's story!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

LEANN'S REVIEW: Concealed (Victoria Michaels) Hidden #1


Title: Concealed (Hidden #1)

Author: Victoria Michaels

Genre: Romantic Suspense 18+

Publication Date: December 10, 2013

Publisher: Crazy-Bee Press

Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Life has been complicated for Sydney Ross. Desperate for a new start, she leaves home but, during her travels, witnesses something that will forever alter the path of her life. On the run for the last six years, Sydney finds herself living the life of a nomad until she one day stumbles into a small town and hopes she's finally found a place to put down roots. With a good job in a local diner and, for the first time ever, friends who feel like family, things start looking up for Sydney. The biggest shock of all is catching the eye of the town’s most eligible bachelor, the sexy sheriff, Wade Jenkins.
Sparks fly between them, and it's not long before Sydney believes Elton, Missouri could be the home she's always wished for. But Sydney's past and her secrets have a way of catching up with her. When a brutal murder shakes the small town, Sydney is terrified that the countdown has begun on her time in Elton.
Have the shadows from her past found her again? The people who mean the most want her to stay, but that would put everyone, including her daughter, at risk. Can Sydney put her faith in Wade or will she keep running from a danger that even she doesn't fully understand?
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About the Author
Victoria Michaels is a wife and mother of many who lives her life in what seems like a constant state of motion. Kids’ sports, meetings, homework and general family fun take up twenty-seven hours of her day. In her thirty seconds of free time, Victoria likes to read, write and travel the country with her husband. She most enjoys writing about love and laughter, two things that are central to her everyday life. If you would like to know more about what’s coming next from Victoria, please check back at for updates, news and sneak peeks of future releases.
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I think this might be one of the best stories I have read in years. I loved the characters and the story line was amazing. I was completely thrown off guard! Very unpredictable!

Even with all the crazy plot twist and drama that kept me on the edge of my seat, I found myself laughing hysterically at the witty banter between the characters. In fact this is one thing that takes a good story to great.

I was in love with entire story! Wade, Pete and Luke are wonderful. The kind of me all girls want to fall for. Mel, Hailey, Agnes and Cara are absolutely hilarious! Throw in a slew of other small town characters and the story really comes to life! I just loved it and the ending was perfect!




Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LISA'S REVIEW: Wulfe Untamed (Pamela Palmer) Feral Warriors # 8

Title: Wulfe Untamed

Author: Pamela Palmer

Series: Feral Warriors

Format: ARC

ISBN13: 9780062107558

Expected publication: January 28th 2014 by Avon


They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release...

The most enigmatic and tortured of the Feral Warriors, Wulfe is haunted by the quiet beauty of a human woman who no longer remembers him. Once a captive of both the Mage and the Ferals, Natalie stole a piece of his heart before he took her memories and sent her safely back to her fiancé. But now the Mage are threatening her again, and Wulfe will risk anything to protect her.

Natalie Cash is stunned when she's saved by a wolf who shifts suddenly into a splendidly built, if badly scarred, man, a man with the kindest eyes. Swept into a world of intrigue and danger beyond her comprehension, she turns to the powerful Wulfe, finding a passion she'd only dreamed of. But when time runs out, they must trust one another and surrender to a wild, untamed love.


Pamela Palmer is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels including both the Vamp City and Feral Warriors series. When Pamela's initial career goal of captaining starships failed to pan out, she turned to engineering, satisfying her desire for adventure with books and daydreams until finally succumbing to the need to create worlds of her own. Pamela lives and writes in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

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I loved this book!!! I have been a fan of Wulfe from the start, so finally getting his story was great.

 I was also super excited about Zeeland becoming a Feral. I loved Zee's story, his is what got me started reading this series. So to see his dream come true was amazing. I hope that Vhyper is the only main one left with out a mate. I hope he finds a mate too, and soon.

I am in love with this series. Wulfe and Nat got the perfect ending. I hope the series goes on. This was written with a sort of finale. I hope it goes on but if not it's one of the best series I have ever read. I highly recommend this wonderful series!

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