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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Love My Way


Kate Sterritt

Romance/Women's Fiction

Release Date: May 31, 2017

Her name is Emerson Hart and she is the love of his life.

Unfortunately, he's not the only love of hers.

And therein lies the problem.



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Kate Sterritt lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, three young sons and highly energetic German Shorthaired Pointer puppy. 

When she’s not madly juggling the logistics of soccer trainings, play dates and volunteering at the school, she can be found at her laptop, writing the types of novels she loves to read. Her characters are inspired by her own experiences, blended with her imagination and a healthy dose of wishful thinking.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017


The Wicked Horse Vegas #1


Sawyer Bennett

When the original Wicked Horse series ended I was truly sad. I loved the depravity, the scorching chemistry between the main protagonists and their freedom to sate their out-of-the-norm sexual cravings. Their tragic pasts and how they came to their well deserved Happily Ever After. Then Sawyer Bennett announced that she would expand the Wicked Horse to Vegas. And I was like:

So let's see how this compares, shall we?

Jerico Jameson, ex-special ops and owner of the Wicked Horse Vegas is at first furious when he is confronted with is past. The sister of the one person he never wanted to hear from again approaches him to collect on a debt Jerico owes her brother Jayce for saving his life. Trista needs a hefty sum of money and Jerico starts to put a plan together to finally get revenge for Jayce's role in his tragic past.

I maybe have a very deceitful intent about what I’m doing to her, but I also intend to give her pleasure like she’s never known.

Trista needs money to pay off the loan shark she borrowed money from so she could pay for her niece's surgery. Jerico agrees to give her the money if she comes work for him at the club. Trista agrees but makes sure that the contract includes that she would not have to sleep with the customers. She didn't expect to be so irresistibly attracted to  her new boss and soon he introduces her to the forbidden and licentious pleasures of the Wicked Horse.

Jerico smiles at me and then bends his head so his mouth is within a hair’s breadth of mine. I think he’s going to kiss me but instead he just murmurs, “Putting money and our deal aside, if you ever want me to scratch that itch of yours, all you have to do is ask, Trista. I’ll give it to you.”

I loved these two. LOVED LOVED LOVED. Trista is a sassy, smart and adventurous young woman with a quick wit who challenges Jerico and she takes it as well as she dishes it out. She loves her niece and her mom dearly and would do anything for them. Trista shows some major backbone throughout the story - I loved that she didn't trip over herself to please Jerico, even when she realized that her feelings for him were running deep.

Jerico is bitter from his past. He doesn't go for seconds but probably had firsts with almost the whole female staff of his club. Not many can resist him - he is beautiful, enigmatic, magnetic and confident but when Trista starts working for him he can't get enough.

Yes, Trista and I agreed this was an open relationship and each of us could do whatever we wanted, but apparently, my sense of outrage and the caveman-like possessiveness that’s welled up inside of me doesn’t give a shit about what we said.

He wants her, again and again and is enraptured by her uninhibited spirit for erotic adventures. While he guards his heart in the beginning he soon loses the battle and realizes that his vendetta isn't worth hurting an innocent.

Right at the beginning was a twist I didn't see coming at all. I was literally gasping and I whispered to myself "well played, Sawyer, well played." The story line is captivating and if you love your sex scenes with a generous dose of spice...well, make sure the shower is available because damn, they are SCORCHING. There is lots of sweetness between the main characters and I just couldn't be mad at Jerico because he did have a huge heart. And if a grown up man having a tea party with a little girl, stretching his pinky away from the cup, doesn't make you go "awwww" then you should have your heart checked out.

Trista giggles. It’s a great sound. It’s not girlish or immature. It’s sweet and melodic, and while I like making her scream and cry out, I like making her giggle too.

Sawyer Bennett's Wicked Horse series is back and she is even better this time around. We get a real epilogue to see how the couple is doing further along in the future - that was something I was missing with the original series. I am looking forward to Kynan's story - I have every confidence that it will be just as good as the first installment of The Wicked Horse Vegas.

Wicked Favor is part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017



KL Kreig 

is LIVE! 

"KL Kreig nailed it! The perfect heart-stopping ending to a fantastic duet, Found Underneath is everything you hope it will be and so much more!" ~ KL Grayson, USA Today Bestselling Author

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It began as a ruse.

Take a girlfriend. Divert the press from the fucked up mess that’s my family until my father is re-elected. Stage a public breakup. Move on.

Only that brilliant plan went straight south the moment I set eyes on Willow Blackwell.

I found her.

My center. My future. A soulmate with the will of a mule and the mouth of a harpy.

I now want things I never wanted before. Permanent kinds of things.

Only Fate—and her ex—have other plans for us.

In some sort of cosmic impossibility, our lives unknowingly intersected years before when tragedy befell both our families. Once the devastating truth is finally revealed, the future I’d found in her will come crashing down around us and for the first time in my life I’m completely helpless.

I may very well lose the only woman I've ever loved to a past neither of us saw coming.

*warning: 18+ only. Contains foul language, explicit sex and a hot alpha (or two, or three). 

NOTE: This is NOT a standalone. It’s the conclusion to LOST IN BETWEEN, which MUST be read first.





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Book 1! Lost in Between

As a USA Today Bestselling author, I write stories that are deeply emotional with flawed characters, because humans ARE flawed and if we read about perfect characters living in their perfect world, first of all, snoozer, but secondly, we never experience the gratification of redemption.

Outside of writing, I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).



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Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Different Blue


Amy Harmon

The book market is so saturated that it's impossible to read every author, especially with the limited time I have. So please forgive me that this is my first Amy Harmon book. It definitely won't be my last.

“I’m nobody!
 Who are you?
 Are you nobody, too?
 Then there’s a pair of us— don’t tell
 They’d banish us, you know."

Blue Echohawk isn't a conformist. She is around 19 years old, she dresses trashy to provoke, is always late at school and the boys think she's easy and she doesn't have many friends. Blue nourishes that image with her behavior. It's her senior year at high school, all students her age have already graduated. Blue started school later in her life, her story is unusual. She was left behind in the truck of a drifter when she was only two years or so old. He took her under his wing and raised her and taught her how to carve beautiful sculptures. The mystery of her birth has never been solved.

It's the first day after summer break and Blue is again late for the last class of the day. History, her least favorite subject. And there is a new teacher, a young handsome guy with a British accent and a love for books and history. She dislikes him because he asks uncomfortable questions, questions that are too personal and she'll be damned if she shared her story with a stranger. And who the hell names their kid Darcy Wilson? different as Wilson was from all the boys I’d ever known. And it wasn’t just the way he talked. It was him. His light and his intensity. And I hated him for it.

This story is about Blue, all other characters, including the hero are support acts. Don't get me wrong, I loved Wilson, he is amazing with her but she is the character this story focuses on and she is unforgettable. Blue is portrayed to be defiant and disrespectful. Abrasive even but on this journey she becomes softer, the edges and ripples are smoothed out like the wood she carves. Feeling discarded, unwanted and unworthy Wilson teaches her that her value doesn't lie in her birth but the way she deals with life and her choices.

“There’s no sense in running from the past. We can’t throw it away or pretend it didn’t happen, Miss Echohawk. But maybe we can learn something from it. You have an interesting story, and I’d like you to tell me more.”

Blue faces the tragedy and obstacles with dignity and one experience in particular shows how selfless she is. I cried buckets. I loved this strong heroine, who had to deal with so much sadness in her life, and her journey to become "A Different Blue."

Wilson is an intriguing mix of wisdom and innocence. He obstinately avoids romantic entanglement with his former student, it's improper refardless of the small difference in age, plus he doesn't know how she feels  about him. I loved how he was always there when she needed him. And except for one part of the story towards the end he was easy to love. His inability to get over himself was irritating but understandable at the same time.

“I was afraid, Blue,” he repeated, insistent. “You’ve been through so much. And I am half mad over you. I don’t think you are ready for the way I feel.”

There is a lot of underlying sadness in this story but also an uplifting feeling when it comes to Wilson's and Blue's relationship. I loved their friendship, the way he offered valuable insight and advice and a shoulder if Blue was in need of one.

"Just when I think I know all there is to know, you reveal something that absolutely guts me. I don’t know how you’ve survived, Echohawk. I really don’t. The fact that you’re still making jokes and wishing on streetlights is a bit of a miracle.”

This wonderful and superbly written story is about finding your value and yourself without letting your past rule you. Your identity isn't tied to your origins. The way history and native american legends are woven into this tale is perfectly done and makes for a gripping read. "A Different Blue" is poignant, full of emotion and wisdom. The Pride & Prejudice references tickled my funny bone. Amy Harmon's writing is beautiful and lyrical and I can't wait to read more of her stories!

“And I love you . . . most ardently,” he responded, twisting my hair in his hands and pulling me toward him.
 “Pride and Prejudice?”
 “How did you know?” he smiled.
 “I have a thing for Mr. Darcy.”

"A Different Blue" is a standalone.

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