[RELEASE BLITZ & Book Reviews] – Unexpected Arrivals by Stephie Walls





Title: Unexpected Arrivals
Author: Stephie Walls
Genre: Coming of Age/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017
It had to
be a joke.
Any minute
now, a van would drive up and Ashton Kutcher would slide the door open,
laughing hysterically at my melodramatic performance on the front porch.
But nothing
The words
on the page jumbled into a toxic mess my brain refused to comprehend, much less
Please consider this letter as a formal request
to arrange a paternity test (DNA).
I barely
remembered Chelsea Airy.
That wasn’t
true—we’d gone out once, and we’d been friends for a while after. But I hadn’t
heard so much as a peep from her since I’d gotten married. I’d reached out a
handful of times, but she’d quit responding and fell off the face of the earth.
There hadn’t been a text, an email, a phone call, not even a Facebook message,
much less a stork in the last five years.
My wife
could forgive a lot, but she’d never wanted children—much less another woman’s.
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Stephie Walls is a literary whore – she loves words in all forms and will read anything put in front of her. She has an affinity for British Literature and Romance novels and an overall love of writing. She currently has six novels out, four short stories, and two collections; all provocatively written to elicit your imagination and spice up your world.

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Just closed my kindle on my very first Stephie Walls book! After reading this one, I am scratching my head wondering why have I not read any of her other books?

This very emotional roller-coaster ride was one I could not get off. Picked up the book and buckled up. Didn’t stop reading till the kindle had no more pages to turn.

In this book, we cover a lot of years. Starting in high school when Carp is the superstar basketball player and Cora is the new gal in the high school. A school where the kids have started preschool together and gone through all the years together. It was then that these two met and became the couple everyone in school was jealous of.
Through college and grad school, these two were inseparable. The only thing they could see was a future that was Carp and Cora. But as life throws everyone hurdles to jump, Cora heads off to pursue her career. Leaving Carp devastated.

The hurdles these two manage to jump can only be called fate. But with successfully jumping means there has got to be more in store for them. Because no one ever gets the easy route in life.

I really, really enjoyed this book! Was written flawlessly and flowed perfectly.

An added note—Why oh why would someone NOT pick the University of Kentucky to play basketball at? I wanted to smack Carp upside the head for picking the not to be mentioned college to play basketball!!!!

It’s a heartwarming story of the Breakfast Club James Carpenter ,the love of his life -Cora Chase and their best friend Neil and their journey from Geneva Key to Chapel hill to New York
James meets Cora in high school cafeteria and it’s love at first sight , and HE KNOWS IT TOO ! That’s the finality I loved. James knows he’s staring at his Happily Ever After , right there. No conflict, no doubt. And he treats her as such, never more than an arm’s distance and a kiss away. Cora has been through an upheaval and finds solace in his enveloping arms and solid wide chest, listening to his heartbeat, her own heart finds peace. James is a perfect man, taking care of his girl , being the loyal friend to Neil, he’s just perfect **sigh**😍With Cora in my arms and the ocean lapping at our feet, my heart fell, our souls collided, and I’d found the love of my life. At seventeen and a junior in high school, fate—no serendipity—had delivered the missing piece of my rib in the form of Cora Chase.


That the thing about young love, it’s tensile and adaptive in its naivetè . Life throws punches at them, temptations, and career goals threatening their relationships, yet they work through it somehow.
The what ifs creep up between them and they are seperated .

It seemed no matter which way we turned another obstacle moved in front of us, but I couldn’t dodge them all, and she’d quit trying.
I’d lost her. I hadn’t fought when it mattered, and now I was too late. She’d seized the opportunity in front of her.
I vowed to start living tomorrow as though Cora Chase had never existed. She’d chosen her path, and now I’d blaze mine.

Separate yet still in each other’s hearts. They find their way back BUT…..its a big BUT , there’s evidence of indiscretions, staring right in their faces.
The story is peppered with Big questions and big decisions , big problems and big dilemmas, lots of bitterness and big hearted forgiveness.
I loved the story, it’s natural smooth flow and it’s grasping power. I couldn’t put it down and was constantly thinking about the characters. Cora was all forgiving, big hearted , golden girl. James was the do-goode perfect alpha and they had perfect supportive friends -Neil & Hannah. Th surprise towards the end was like W.T.H was that and though Cora is third wheel,she’s NOT, she’s more attached than we had realised.
A very feel good book. It’s Really Amazing 
4.5 Fragile Legends Stars



[Release Blitz & Book Reviews] Mr.North by Callie Hart



Mr. North by Callie Hart

Release Date: November 16th





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Law student Beth Dreymon is out of money and struggling hard. If she wants to finish her degree, she’s going to have to earn some money and fast. When she learns of an exciting opportunity—playing chess with New York’s most elusive billionaire—the offer sounds too good to be true. Reassured the offer is legit, Beth gets her game face on and prepares to geek out…


Only, when she steps foot into Raphael North’s luxurious penthouse, the rulebook goes flying out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. North is beautiful and damaged—a terrible temptation—and he has his sights set on winning Beth over. He’s just a job, though. A job Beth needs in order to make ends meet. If she plans on making her life in New York work, she needs to keep her eye on the prize. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, however, and it isn’t long before Beth finds herself entangled in Raphael’s world of dark desire.







Beth should run from the devastatingly attractive blue-eyed devil, but Mr North has other ideas…and he’s about to make his next move.







Raphael North stands on the other side of the abnormally thick glass. He’s dressed in a plain dark blue t-shirt, and a pair of washed out blue jeans. His feet are completely bare. His hair is even darker than it was in his picture, if that’s at all possible. Almost curly, too. It’s then that I realize it’s wet—he must have just gotten out of the shower. There are small dark patches on his t-shirt where water has obviously soaked through the material.
He turns those startling vivid green eyes on me and I’m breathless all over again. It feels like I’m tumbling over some steep cliff face, a weightless sensation turning my stomach over as I fall. Inside, I’m back to wanting to flee the building. Externally, I’m praying to deities of faiths and religions all over the world that I don’t look like I’m about to slump in an unconscious mess on the floor right in front of him. My top lip begins to twitch—something that only happens when I’m really, really anxious. Without thinking, I press my fingertips to my mouth, as if I can put a halt to the twitching by touch alone. A strange look passes over Raphael’s face. A slight movement at the corner of his mouth. I can’t decide if it’s displeasure or amusement. Either way, the reaction is fleeting, barely noticeable at all, and then his face is a blank mask again. He places his hand on a curved silver handle on the other side of the door, and then pulls it toward him, opening it. There are no barriers now. Nothing standing between myself and a man whispered and gossiped about by an entire city. Screw that, an entire nation. I’m in an enviable position right now, but I’d gladly thank the universe if the ground opened up and swallowed me whole.
The first words Raphael North speaks to me will haunt me until the day I die. He angles his head ever so slightly to one side, then says, “Your toenail polish is chipped, Ms. Dreymon.”
Lord have mercy. His voice is deep but soft. It has no hard edges, but at the same time his tone is overflowing with self-confidence and command.
“I’m sorry, I…wasn’t aware of your no-shoe policy.”







About the Author

Callie Hart is a USA Today bestselling author of dark romance novels. She is an obsessive romantic who loves throwing a dark twist into her stories. Her characters are imperfect, flawed individuals who dictate when she eats, sleeps and breathes. She loves to travel, and often pens her books when she’s on the road, drawing inspiration from her often unique and wild surroundings.

If she’s not writing, you’ll undoubtedly find her with her nose buried deep in a book, or binge watching Game of Thrones.



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I’ve gone and done it!!! I’ve popped my Callie Hart cherry 😊 

Beth Dreymon is about to graduate from law school and take her bar exam. Getting out of her little town she grew up in and attending law school has been her dream. Her life wasn’t all sunflowers growing up. She was traumatized at a young age and has carried that with her growing up. Constantly hearing her mother’s voice in her head each time she tried to live her life.

When her best friend propositions Beth with a little side job that will pay big bucks, what poor college gal would turn it down? Beth needs money, Beth isn’t blond and Beth knows how to play chess. It’s a win-win for all.

Raphael North hasn’t left his penthouse home in many years. After serving out his 2-year home detention, he couldn’t find the courage to walk outside his door. Living the life of a recluse, he runs his billion-dollar company from within the safety of his home.

When you pair Beth the soon to be Lawyer and Raphael the billionaire together, sparks fly. Wanting more out of Raphael, Beth decides to go digging. What she uncovers will make your head spin! Do we truly know our friends? Do we truly know who we choose to protect? Do we truly know how is protecting us?

What a great ride this one was!!! 


If you could go back and change a single moment in your past, what would it be?
The essence of your life lies here , in this question. If you could go back in life . If you knew then , what you know now, would you be able to alter your life trajectory?
Alas! Time flows in one direction . forward.
Raphael North slammed into a wall and his life completely changed. Others may have walked away from it unscathed, but Raph got hurt so bad, he punished himself. Locking himself up in his penthouse, withdrawing from the world , becoming confined in solitary.
Until Elizabeth Dreymon. She walks in to play chess with him and his pieces topple over. She checkmates all his defenses and beats him hands down again and again.
Guilt does funny things to people, it heightens their self condemnation and triggers depressive state of mind. No amount of coaxing or logic reaches the brain. Heavy heart laden with guilt trumps self belief and self worth. Raph’s guilt eats him alive, so does Thalia’s and Paxton’s. They are all flies caught in a web of lies of their own making and even though they love each other passionately, it ultimately brings the house down . Checkmate!
The story is full of some spectacular moments. Yet some were unbelievable and not in congruence with the characters’ personalities.
It was enjoyable read with some boundary shattering sex.
4 STARS on Raphael North Intensity Spectrum

[Release Blitz & Book Review] CONSENT by Charmaine Paul

Title: Dubious (The Loan Shark Duet, #2)

Author: Charmaine Pauls

Genre: Dark Romance

Release Date: November 14, 2017


When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict. My addiction is him.

Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I’m damaged beyond repair, but if I’m to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can’t allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.

(CONSENT is the second and final full-length novel in a two-part duet. The first book, DUBIOUS, must be read in order to follow the story. This is a dark romance with a criminal anti-hero and forced seduction. Reader discretion is advised.)

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Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published ten novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles. Two of her short stories were selected for publication in an African anthology from across the continent by the International Society of Literary Fellows in conjunction with the International Research Council on African Literature and Culture.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in Montpellier with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.




Please Note…you must read Dubious (Book 1) before diving into Consent (Book 2).

Picking right up where we were left hanging at the end of Dubious, this book takes off! Valentina is on the run and Gabriel is about to blow a gasket if he doesn’t locate her.

As we find out more on the history of each Gabriel and Valentina, it makes you realize how much a person can change once they find out who they truly are. Gabriel is not the same man he was in Dubious, that’s for sure… in more ways than you know! Valentina is even stronger than she was before.

What a great conclusion to this Duet! Couldn’t have asked for a better ending!!



Tite: Obsession Mine (Tormentor Mine, #2)

Author: Anna Zaires

Publication Date: November 14, 2017

Genre: Dark Romance




I stole her in the night. Caged her because I can’t live without her. She’s my love, my addiction, my obsession.

I will do anything to keep Sara mine.

Peter’s POV

“You will never do this again.” My voice is low and hard as I grip her shoulders and pull back to meet her startled gaze, the fear inside me swamped by fierce determination. “You will not run from me, Sara. Ever. There’s nobody out there who can help you, no place you can hide from me. And if you try this futile stunt again, you’ll regret it—I give you my word on that. You think you know what I’m capable of, but you haven’t even scratched the surface. You have no idea of the lengths I’ll go to, ptichka, no clue what I’m willing to do to have you. You’re mine, and you’re staying mine—now and for as long as we’re both alive.”

I can feel her muscles tensing as I speak, and I know I’m scaring her. It’s not what I want, but I have to keep her from these escape attempts.

I have to keep her safe.

“Peter, please…” Her soft hazel eyes fill with tears as her palms come up to press against my chest. “Don’t do this. This isn’t love. Even you must realize that. I’m sorry for everything you’ve lost, for what George did to your family. And I know—” She swallows, holding my gaze. “I know there’s something between us, something that shouldn’t be there… something that doesn’t make any sense. You feel it, and I feel it too. But that doesn’t make this right. You can’t stalk someone into loving you, can’t intimidate her into caring. For as long as you’re keeping me here, I’m your captive, no matter what you make me say… no matter what you coerce me into. Whether I run or not, I’m not yours—and I never will be. Not like this.”

Every word she speaks is like a knife puncturing my liver. “How then?” My words come out harsh and desperate, violent in their intensity. “Tell me, Sara. How can I have you? What other way can we be together?”

Her gaze mirrors my torment. “We can’t,” she chokes out, her delicate nails scraping over my skin as her hands curl into fists against my chest. “This isn’t meant to be, Peter. We’re not meant to be. Not with the past we share—not with who and what we are.”

“No.” My rejection is visceral, instinctive. “No, you’re wrong.”

Realizing I’m gripping her shoulders with biting force, I release her and step back, then turn away to turn off the water, using the small task to regain some control. Now that I’m no longer freezing, my body is starting to respond to her nakedness, my hunger for her sharp and dark, aggravated by the volatile brew of anger and frustrated longing. If I don’t calm down, I will take her, and I will hurt her.

I will fuck her until she breaks and admits she belongs to me.

She’s crying when I turn back to face her, the tears mixing with the wetness on her cheeks. “Peter, please…” She reaches over to grip my hand, her slender fingers wrapping around my palm imploringly. “Please, just let me go. This isn’t what you want, not really. I can’t be your family. I can’t be their replacement. Can’t you see that? It’s just not meant to be. What you want is not—”

“You are what I want.” Tugging my hand out of her hold, I fist it in her hair and wrap my other arm around her waist, molding her against me. She sucks in a sharp breath, her peaked nipples brushing against my chest, and my cock throbs, hard and ready against her silky stomach as I say thickly, “You, Sara, are everything I want. I don’t give a fuck about the past, or what is or isn’t meant to be. We make our own fate—we choose our own destiny—and I chose you. I don’t care if the rest of the world thinks it’s wrong, if I have to fight an army to hold on to you. I found you, I took you, and I’m keeping you—and I’m never going to set you free.”



About the Author

Anna Zaires fell in love with books at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her to read. She wrote her first story shortly thereafter. Since then, she has always lived partially in a fantasy world where the only limits were those of her imagination. Currently residing in Florida, Anna is happily married to Dima Zales (a science fiction and fantasy author) and closely collaborates with him on all their works.

After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Anna spent eight years on Wall Street analyzing stocks and writing research reports. In 2013, she became a full-time author, pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels.

Dima Zales is the love of her life and a huge inspiration in all aspects of her writing. Every book Anna writes is a product of their unique collaborative process.

In addition to reading and writing, Anna enjoys drinking tea (coconut oolong, anyone?), watching addictive TV shows, and discussing book ideas during long walks with her amazing husband.

She loves hearing from her readers, so please don’t hesitate to contact her through her website or connect with her on Facebook, where she hangs out way too often. Also, please visit her husband and collaborator, Dima Zales, at www.dimazales.com and check out their fantasy & science fiction books.

Please notice that this is book 2 in the Tormentor Mine series. You must have read Tormentor Mine (book 1) before reading this one.
Picking up right where we left off, Peter takes Sara away from her life. Her life as an Ob/Gyn Doctor, Daughter of parents who adore her and the FBI knocking at her parent’s door questioning them…

Peter knows one thing for sure, he will not survive without Sara. Sara will only escape if Peter dies. Peter can confirm that!! As we weave through the daily routine of what a captor does to plot her escape, Peter is taking on new jobs. Jobs he is taking in hopes that someday his bank roll will be huge enough to retire.

It’s not till Peter opens the last email of the day, that he realizes that this could be the job that allows him to retire.

Darn you Anna Zaires!!! I just threw my kindle saying NOoooooooo!!!! I will not allow this to happen!!!! What an ENDING!!! Need BOOK 3 STAT!!!


[Release Blitz & Book Reviews] BODY GUARD by CD Reiss


Bodyguard, the highly anticipated new standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is LIVE!

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Bodyguard by CD Reiss

Release Date: November 14th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Protecting a celebrity in Hollywood isn’t easy, but protecting Emily could break his heart.

As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame—the parties, the glamour, the tours—but they’ve also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back.

Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away.

Carter’s the best in the business, and Emily is—professionally speaking—off-limits. But when it comes to stirring his desires, she’s making all the right moves. What’s happening between them is so hot it could get both of them burned. As Emily’s past gets closer, Carter is willing to break every rule of the job to save her. But letting Emily into his life also means letting her in on the secrets of his own past. For these two, falling in love could be the greatest risk of all.


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CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.
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If there is one thing about C.D. Reiss books, her words are unlike any other. Something about her writing style, it pulls you in from the get go. Bodyguard is no exception.

Here we have 2 best friends who moved to California to live the dream. The dream that so many head out to California for. While Darlene is a Rockstar, Emily is her choreographer. Being in the spotlight, security is mandatory.

Carter is that bodyguard with baggage. Like bigtime baggage… He chose the security field after leaving the police department so that he could handle his baggage on his terms.

When Carter and Emily meet, they both feel the sparks. But neither one is in the right frame of mind to be in a relationship. As we travel through their back and forth of wanting a relationship, to denying the relationship, the story unfolds and we learn what is included in their baggage.





Its no secret that we, at BookBistroBlog utterly adore CD reiss’s writing. Her books are a promise of excellent stories, very detailed and thoroughly researched plot and a new outlook to same old emotions of love and heartbreak. We get a ringside seat to Hollywood Circus in her new standalone series of Hollywood A-list in book 2.
Every celebrity has a bodyguard to protect themselves from stalkers, haters, crazy fans, groupies, clingy autograph seekers, lurkers, paparazzi, you name it, they have it. Beyond all the glitz and glamour, they are practically prisoners in a golden cage, a downside to fame and wealth.
Darlene is a Rockstar singer & performer. She employs a bodyguard -Carter Kincaid , and her choreographer/best friend/ Sister from another mister -Emily Barett bumps into him and the moment their eyes lock, its instant Nervicitement for Emily. She’s stalked and she needs protection and Carter protects like nobody can . Shes an excellent dancer and a singer too, her art just seeping from her every pore


If there was ever a world-class security system, Carter Kincaid was it.
“Memorize the following . . . Carter can handle himself.”

But who protects Emily’s heart from Carter. Cause he carries baggage . Yes , in plural ! He keeps his private life separate from business and they never meet. Although Emily somehow falls in the crack and is stuck there !!!!
Emily is a lost soul. Alone , scared and living on the edge . Edge of fear because she has to look over her shoulders forever for her violently crazy ex. She finds solace in the arms of Carter but since she’s his “Principal ” professional conflict drops a barrier between them. And insurmountable wall which isolates Emily even more

I imagined a life with people around me. People who loved me. Noise. Talking. Plans and preparations around each other. A life that buzzed with love. I didn’t picture it as unsafe. I didn’t feel the lockdown. Didn’t make sure the imaginary doors were locked. The safety didn’t come from dead bolts, alarms, and closed-circuit monitors. The safety came from family.

The story is obviously fantastic, its Christine’s treatment that takes it to a mercurial high note. The sexual connection between them so scorching hot , you can feel the pages burn. I could feel and taste the passion so thick , craving so deep, it was a bummer they couldnt be tigether & had to go back to their corners.
Lovely book, couldn’t stop reading it. The FEELS got stronger as the story progresses. Phinneus was adorable and perceptive and stole my heart. The Little Naked Dancer and the Big Hulky Bodyguard love is stuff Hollywood legends are made of
CD is so besotted with L.A. , her obsession drips from her writings.
Is that why she never visits NYC🤔. Although her fans East side (moi) are starving to meet her !!( I lost 100 lbs by starvation. JK😜)
On a sombre note, I lost a Facebook friend yesterday -Sara Burch , a Beautiful soul and a fun filled human being. And this brought Christine’s words even more protrusive

Nothing was guaranteed.
Life wasn’t sure, protected, or secure.
But he made love feel as if it wasn’t a risk.
Love was the good part.
The joy.
The reason.
Love was the one thing worth protecting.

Hug your loved ones hard and tight from tonight on.
5 Fist size of my heart stars

[Release Blitz, Giveaway & Book Review] Art Of Seduction by Monique Orgeron

Title: Art of Seduction
Series: A Stern Family Saga, Book 1
Author: Monique Orgeron
Genre: Contemporary Romance w/ Suspense
Release Date: November 10, 2017 


Love was never supposed to be part of the end game.
Fallon’s life has been a road paved in misery and loneliness,


then one day she’s propositioned with a way to change it all.
From that day forward, she planned on never looking back.
That is, until, she met her target, the man who could destroy everything.
Fallon’s a survivor, but can she survive him?

Gabriel is independent and brutal.
He learned early on about his mother’s games.
For years she has tried to control every aspect of his life.
Born to be her successor, he refused to be her chess piece.
But when a mysterious woman shows up, Gabriel’s life is turned upside down.
Is she his mother’s pawn?
Soon, both of them will learn the games Gabriel’s mother, Catherine Stern, plays are for keeps.

Secrets and deception always find a way of being revealed.

I can’t sleep, so I find myself in Catherine’s library, looking for a book to help my mind settle. I hear the beeping of the alarm and hear a rustling noise coming from the kitchen. I walk slowly down the hall. As I get up to the doorway to the kitchen, I see a jacket over a chair, then the light from the fridge comes on. It’s Gabriel; he’s here. I turn on some of the lights, not all: I didn’t want to wake everyone in the house. He has blood covering his skin and shirt. I allow myself a second of shock, then I pull it together and walk over to him. I close the door to the fridge and grab his hand. I walk him over to the table and sit him down in a chair. Without a word, I go to the cabinets to locate a bowl and towel. I fill it with some warm water and soap then carefully bring it over to the table, without spilling any of the water as I go. I wet the towel and wring it out, then kneel and grab Gabriel’s hand again. His knuckles are busted, so I start to wipe the blood off with the cloth as gently as I can. He just stares at my face as I go. As I finish with one hand, I go to the next, repeating the same procedure. We still have not said a word to each other. I glance up at him and down his neck, and I see blood under his collar. So, I start to unbutton his shirt. He grabs my hands, and we just glare at each other.
“Let me, Gabriel.”
He releases my hands, and I proceed to unbutton his shirt, praying I don’t see any injuries. Once it is fully unbuttoned, I slide my hands to his shoulders and remove the shirt. I pass my hands through all the blood to check for wounds, then let out a sigh of relief when I don’t find any. Glancing back at him, his eyes are closed and his breathing is deeper. His chest is muscular and tight, with just enough hair. All I want to do is run my fingers lazily through his chest hair. Instead, I grab the towel again and wash him off. Starting at his neck and going down his chest I repeat on his arms.
As I do, he whispers, “Don’t you want to know why?”
“No, not unless you want to tell me. I trust you know what you’re doing.”
I pause, “Do you want to tell me what happened?”
He answers, “I took care of a problem for our family; I did what I had to. It wasn’t easy, but I do it for the people I care about.”
“Then that’s all I need to know. You are welcome to tell me more, when and if you want. I can handle it. I’m a lot stronger than I look.”
“I see you, Fallon. I know there are things you are hiding, but I see you.”
He opens my satin robe and sees my matching light pink cami and panties. His fingers slide gently over my collar bone. He releases a breath and grabs my wrists, then leans down to put his forehead on mine
“Why are you here, Fallon?”
“You know why I’m here, Gabriel.”
“It won’t work, Fallon.”
“You sure it won’t?”
“Yes, Fallon, I can’t.”
“All right.”
I stand, and as I walk away, I hear him call my name. I turn my head, look over my shoulder and tell him, “I know, Gabriel.”
I leave, with nothing left to be said. He won’t allow himself to feel for me, so, I have no choice but to move on. Hopefully, Catherine won’t be too disappointed; I did try.


Written by Monique Orgeron’s eldest, most beautiful, and intelligent daughter. (My sister is going to hate this part.)
My mom happens to be the most caring, loving, and stubborn person I know, well anyone knows. She gives 100% percent of herself to everyone and has given up so much of herself for my sister and I. For twenty-one years she has poured her heart and soul into making sure we know that we are loved and that we can do anything we put our minds too, but it was about time she figured that out about herself. 

Up until this year I hadn’t seen my mom do anything for only her, but this book has allowed her to travel the world through the pages of a book, make new friends, and feel the joy of doing something exciting. 

There is a new light behind her eyes and it is just making me feel more joy than she can ever imagine. While she might be annoying most of the time, I am so thrilled that she is finally allowing herself to grow as a person and not spend all of her energy on her family. 

It has been a long journey of self-discovery for my mom; she has gone from domestic supermom to domestic goddess throughout the process of writing. 

We are so very excited and proud of you! I love you as big as the world.

-Bria and Tony

WOW!!! What a Debut Author! I don’t know where Monique Orgeron has been hiding. To come out with her first book this well written, flowed perfectly and not one time did I find myself having to go back a page or 2 to figure out what was going on. If I were a gambling gal, this bet I would have lost. I honestly thought that this was a veteran author now writing under a pen name.

So, once I found out that this was a ‘virgin’ author that nailed it with her debut book, I can only see brighter stars coming from Monique Orgeron!

This book takes you on a Mother’s journey of love. Love for her 3 boys. Catherine will stop at nothing to provide, support and ensure her boys have what they need in life to survive.

Fallon is an 18-year-old that is one step away from prostituting her body just to survive. Shuffled through foster care growing up, between living with her on again off again mother… She is now working in a diner begging for more hours and living in a crappy apartment.

Her eldest son Gabriel is who Catherine is focused on in this book. He needs a wife that will be his support, his shoulder to lean on, someone who is a strong headed woman that can lead her husband to success.

Catherine has been known to control her boys, she knows everything they do and more. Truly though, she does what she does, out of Love. But there are secrets as to why she does what she does. There are reasons for who she picks.

It’s uncovering all the pieces in the puzzle, slowly fitting them together, that brings together a beautiful picture!!!

Although this is a Standalone, there will be more!!!
Art of Forgiveness – Liam’s Story
Art of War – Zander’s Story
Art of Loyalty – Vin’s Story
Bring them on!!!


[Release Blitz &Book Review] TEMPORARY BOYFRIEND by Shanora Williams


Temporary Boyfriend, an all-new romantic STANDALONE from Shanora Williams is LIVE!

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Temporary Boyfriend by Shanora Williams

Release Date: November 9th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Piper Madison can only think of one way to get her parents to accept her: hire a temporary boyfriend.

She hires Matthew Cooper, a hot, tall, and wickedly handsome male escort with a set of dimples and charm that will bring any woman to her knees.

He assures Piper they will prove her family wrong – that she doesn’t need to be married to some billionaire in order to be happy – and that it will remain strictly business between them.

But when their strictly business relationship starts to feel a little too real, Piper and Matthew realize hearts are on the line, and that they may be in for much more than they bargained for.


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Shanora Williams is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves writing about flawed heroes and resilient heroines. She is a believer that love outweighs all, but doesn’t have a problem making her characters fight for their happily ever after.

She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the mother of two amazing boys, has a fiercely devoted and supportive man, and is a sister to eleven.

When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her family, binge reading, or running marathons on Netflix while scarfing down chocolate chip cookies.

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Piper Madison has been the outcast in her family all her life. Never amounting to what her parents deemed worthy of what they had in mind of a successful daughter.

With the Christmas coming up, Piper hires a temporary boyfriend to go with her to her parents’ home to celebrate Christmas. He is everything Piper dreams of in a real boyfriend.

Matthew Cooper has a past. One that has caused him to never really love anyone. With love comes loss. On the road to staying straight, he starts up his new business and is very successful. The rules are simple. He has done a great job sticking to them…Until Piper Madison hires him.


[Release Blitz, Giveaway & Book Reviews] Mr. BLACKWELL’S BRIDE BY Sienna Blake

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This marriage was supposed to be another business deal. My latest investment, a means to an end… I need an heir. Which means I want her belly swollen with my child before the year is out.

She was supposed to be my perfect little bride. Quiet. Uncomplicated. Unemotional.

I didn’t foresee the stunning firecracker who tumbled into my life and woke things in me I thought were long dead. I didn’t count on her turning my world upside down.

And I definitely didn’t plan on falling for this beauty.

This marriage was supposed to be my sacrifice. A way to save my father, a means to an end… I need to remain childless. So I can exit the contract at the end of the year.

He was supposed to be a boring old man. Distant. Uncomplicated. Passionless.

I didn’t foresee the rude, arrogant and beautiful brute who made my body react like fire and smoke. I didn’t count on there being more underneath his gruff exterior.

And I’m definitely not supposed to fall in love with the beast.

This is a NEW story using old characters from the unpublished novel, Girl Wife Prisoner. This version has no Keir, no cheating and a Happily Ever After. Although this book is part of a series, it is a standalone novel.



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Sienna Blake is a storyteller & ink slinger, word spinner of love stories with grit, and alter ego of a USA Today Bestselling Author.

She loves all things that make her heart race — roller coasters, thrillers and rowdy unrestrained sex. She likes to explore the darker side of human nature in her writing.

If she told you who she really was, she’d have to kill you. Because of her passion for crime and forensics, she’d totally get away with your murder.

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One year. Four seasons. Thirteen cycles of the moon.

Noriko had a plan, one that would last one year. She could pull off one year to save her father. She just needed to remain childless and she could return to her family. The one who really loved her. Not this make believe family she had gotten herself into.

“Appear weak when you are strong and strong when you are weak.”

Noriko could do this. She has it all planned out. The one thing she didn’t count on was falling for him…

In life you choose to be the water or the rock. Today, I would be the rock. I would be the rock until he melted into water.

It isn’t always the way we plan our life to go, it’s getting the acceptance from those you love to let it go the way it was meant to be. As Noriko came to realize, her father knew what it was like to be in love. He loved her mother still. Noriko realized what true love was like…she had it, she felt it, she needed it more now than ever.

But was realizing what being in love felt like at this point, too late?






Kintsugi : Finding beauty in brokenness


When a powerful man, Drake Blackwell, a billionaire CEO, gets a life alert/wake up call and needs to reorganise his life , he goes about it in a methodical logical way.
First things on the list :
->Get married
->produce an heir!
For both he needs a wife and since he’s sort of a workaholic sociopath, he needs to order one. His specifications – demure, docile, obedient Good Wife
What he hasn’t bargained for -Firecracker, outspoken, intelligent, Noriko!
His organised hardworking life is thrown in a chaos , and it’s all his stupid hearts doing which went and fell in love with his beautiful wife !

She was a siren cloaked in innocence, that perfect blend of girl and woman, built to lure men to their doom.
Mrs. Blackwell.
My wife.

Noriko comes from a poor but honourable family in Japan. Loyalty runs in her blood . Her love for her father drives her to accept this crazy offer and she sees it as a year of servitude . A means to an end towards her father’s treatment.
She’s very intuitive, perceptive and tender hearted. She’s able to see beyond the hard shell of Drake and touch his beautiful generous heart. He’s a scared little boy still , left behind , with abandonment issues. So he clutches Noriko in a cage like grip and never let’s her go.

Like an injured animal, protecting the open wound in his bleeding heart, lashing out at those closest to him, clawing those who tried to get near him.The boy inside of him who just needed someone to stay.

Their marriage of convenience hits rocky road right from the word go . Both inexperienced and stubborn and clueless in the matters of the heart

Why did love have to be so beautiful and terrible all at once? Sometimes it felt like a fairy-tale, at other times like war, a tempest on my soul, a siege against my heart.

I loved Drake’s character, he’s so standoffish, inappropriate and a Brute, but my heart melted for him. His desperate need to please is so endearing , his inner monologue about his fear to be alone brought tears to my eyes. Noriko was suitably confused and she did whatever she did with grace and dignity. I loved how Sienna delved into the angst story , which is her forté. I couldn’t put the book down, it was so engrossing. The story flowed smoothly and straightforwardly , some insightful lines and some very powerful emotions. I loved the book.


4.5 Monet stars


[Release Blitz & Book Review] BAD by L.P. Lovell & Stevie J Cole





Title: Bad
Series: Bad. Dirty. Power. #1
Authors: LP Lovell & Stevie J. Cole
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 7, 2017

True power is never held by good men, only the most perfect of villains. And she and I are both villains…Two very bad people who want very bad things are never safe together.

Some love stories have no heroes.

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LP Lovell

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England.
She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and
is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and
apologise for afterwards.
Lauren is a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be
suffering from slight peen envy.
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Stevie J. Cole

Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her
husband and two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on
cancer research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories
will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can
promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel.
Raw. Gritty. Love.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.
P.S. Stevie’s greatest fear is the impending zombie
apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses
stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about
that is good. NOTHING!







OMG!!! Sucked in from Page

It all starts in the prologue… A young man walking out of the room the new leader of the Russian Bratva. How he became the new leader some might think was callous. But what it was, was very cruel!

Now 12 years later, the pieces are all falling into place. The years of planning out the strategy is finally going to pay off. So many people have died, so many people are now under his belt. Victory is in the stars.

Camilla is an unexpected piece that Ronan has gained. She is testing him, teasing him, tormenting what he has always stuck to. They both like things rough, they both like blood.

This is one heck of a RIDE!!! Sat down and didn’t get up till I hit the last page and what a last page it was…

Please don’t stab us!!!

Are you kidding me! Bring on Book 2 STAT!!!


[Release Blitz & Book Reviews] HOT & HEAVY : Chubby Girls Chronicles by Tabatha Vargo


Sometimes a little heat is all it takes to lighten a heavy heart.

Shannon Daniels is afraid of men, but when Matthew Ellis literally falls into her lap, fear is the last thing she feels. For the first time in years, she desires a man, and she plans on taking advantage of her new craving. Shannon hatches a plan to satisfy her sudden hunger, but dancing with the devil will get you more than a one-way trip to hell, and Shannon finds out quickly that even the best-laid plans go awry. 

Matthew Ellis swears he will never get caught in the tangled web of a woman. After a devastating heartbreak, he’s determined to die a bachelor. When he meets Shannon, a chubby redhead with a firecracker personality, he decides to add her to his list of conquests. The good news is she’s okay with a hot and heavy fling. The bad news is, for the first time since he was a teenager, being caught doesn’t seem that unappealing.
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“Most men don’t like overweight women, Matthew.”

He snorted. “You’re not overweight. You’re fucking perfect.”
“I’m not. We both know I’m not, but thank you for saying it.”
“No,” he said, capturing my face in his hands and forcing me to look him in the eye. “Listen to me. I don’t give a fuck what anyone says; you’re perfect.”
He kissed the tip of my nose.
“Beautiful inside and out.”
He kissed my right cheek.
“Sexy as hell.”
He kissed my left cheek.
“And I’m so honored that you’re here with me right now because I’m no fool; I know you’re too good for me. What I’m doing with you is wrong, and I know that. You deserve so much better than me, but I can’t stay away from you.”
I kissed him, tasting all that he was. “Then don’t,” I whispered again his lips.
He kissed me hard, pulling a soft moan from the back of my throat. My body pressed into his, begging for him. Ready. So completely ready.
“You’re driving me crazy, Red.”
“No. You’re driving me crazy.”
He backed away, pulling me to a standing position. He reached for the hem of my dress and began lifting it.
“I know you hate them, but I only have one question.” His hand slid up the inside of my thigh before he dipped a finger in the top of my panty line and ran it across my lower stomach. “Will you let me lick all your curves?”
Biting my lip, I nodded.
He tugged my dress over my head, leaving me in nothing but my bra and panties. His eyes devoured my body as he smacked my hands away when I tried to cover myself. Slowly, he peeled my bra straps down and began undoing the back of my bra.
He leaned over, latching onto my nipple, and a wild moan escaped my lips. I had never felt anything so potent. Every time he sucked on my nipple, a tugging sensation pulled at my clit as if he was sucking there, as well.
While he worked my breasts, his fingers slipped into my panties, pushing them down my ass and over my thighs until they were loose enough to drop to my ankles. He tickled my hip, his fingers walking their way over my flesh until he was teasing my clit with the tip of his finger.
“Oh, my God. Matthew,” I breathed his name.
He captured my cheeks in his other hand, pinching slightly to get me to look him in the eye.
“I’m going to stick my fingers in first. I want to touch you inside.” He breathed. “This is your warning. Don’t freak out on me, okay?”
I nodded, ready to feel some form of penetration. My inner walls were clenching, pushing my juices out with the want to be filled.
His fingers moved down from my clit, sliding over my soaked folds until his middle finger was circling my opening. I thrust, not being able to wait any longer, and he chuckled, the deep vibrations of his laughter sending a wave of longing through me.
“Slow down, baby, I’m going to ease that ache soon enough.”
I melted. The way he was talking to me and touching me was driving me toward an orgasm.
His fingers swiped around my center once again, and I whined, needing to feel him before I burst. I was seconds away from begging when he pressed two fingers into me, bending his fingers deep.
I sighed in relief.
My knees went weak, and I leaned onto the countertop, hoping it would keep me from falling.
“Is this okay?” he asked, his blazing blue eyes lingering on my face.
“Yes. Please, Matthew,” I begged, needing more of everything he was giving me.
He pulled his fingers out a bit, my body naturally trying to suck them back in. Then he thrust once more, pulling them out and pushing them back in, in a rhythm that had my toes curling into the wood flooring beneath my feet. His thumb glided over my clit sending a jolt of sensation through me until I began to shiver.
“I love seeing you like this,” he breathed. “Look at you. You like having my fingers inside you, don’t you, Red?”
I nodded, wishing I could speak over the heavy breaths that pushed from my body.
“Say it, Shannon. Tell me you like it.”
He fucked me with his fingers faster, pushing me toward the brink and holding me over the edge.
“I-I-I do,” I stuttered. “I like it so much.”
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“We’re just passing through, and if you find someone you love, you should treat them like it’s the last time you’ll ever see them…every day. Treat them as if they’re a precious moment in your life that you’ll only get to experience once.”


There is nothing more true than precious moments. Except Shannon Daniels, feels like she will never find her precious moment. She just can’t imagine being with a man. She is down right afraid of all men.

When Matt Ellis stumbles into Shannon’s life via a broken nose… He makes it his quest to get her to go out with him. Not on a date per say…Just hang with each other. You know watch a movie and relax… Definitely not Netflix and Chill.

When Little Red accepts the challenge, on her terms of course… Friendship is formed and the Big, Bad Wolf comes out to play.

Really enjoyed this quick, light, and romantic book





It’s a refreshing story of a plus sized love. The book though light and humorous in tone has a sensitive undertone of body confidence issues and low self esteem. Tabatha carefully interleaved both themes with élan . Her creation -Mathew Ellis is a sexy, secure alpha, who is confident enough to love Chubby Shannon and love her true & hard !.

At first he’s caught up in the dare-“Chubby Women Sucked Dick like they were starving. Once he went fat, He’d never go back.” but soon he discovers a beautiful , thoughtful person inside that big body.
And come on ! Who likes bones for dinner anyway, the meat is what matters …right!!! And Matt loves meat. He wants to grab handful of that plump juicy ass and kiss every part of her body…**sigh** he’s every chubby woman’s dream come true.
Thank you Tabatha for creating The Perfect Men !!

The insecurities of big women were so honest and authentic , I felt Tabatha was reading MY mind. Shannon is a generous, kind, loyal person on the inside, yet all she sees herself , is on the outside. What an irony, she doesn’t need a man to pull her down, she’s doing it all by herself! And an assured and dependable man comes along to show her her true worth and self love . He erases Shannon’s doubts all the way . What a Man !

“I hated my body. I was too tall. Too round. Too … fat.”
“He was a heartbroken man protecting his heart just as I was a broken woman protecting my body.”

I loved how the topic of nonconsensual sex was dealt with , with so much starkness and poignance .
I loved the way the story was written in dual POV, so we get what men are thinking when they see US big (fat) women. And I realised , we just twist ourselves up over nothing. A REAL MAN loves us unconditionally ! Huge applause to Tabatha for showing that !
Marylin Monroe wasn’t skinny , so isn’t Kim Kardashian, and yet they are sexier than most women. #JustSaying!
Beautiful words, fantastic story, I went ahead and bought book 1, so now I can read Devin & Lilly’s story too.
Here’s to celebrating your body , big and small and the men who love them . Cheers 🥂