[New Release &Review] RUCKUS by LJ SHEN


Title: Ruckus

Series: Sinners of Saint #2

Author: L.J. Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 26, 2017




They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They’re right.

No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.

He is my forbidden, shiny apple.

The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.

He is also my sister’s ex-boyfriend.

One thing you should know before you judge me;

I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.

Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.

Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.




They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.

She sets my mind on fire.

All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.

In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius.

Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.

This time, I fucking dare it to try.

Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.

Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.


And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.














L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.

Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.

I am a HotHole Fan for LIFE!!! This group of friends have stuck together through thick and thin, high’s and low’s, happy times and suck a$$ times. The true meaning of friendship is right here in the HotHole brigade!! 
This is Dean and Rosie’s story…One that is full of Love….
What makes you feel alive? Lusting after someone. So badly your center aches, your eyesight is blurry and your morals are thrown out the window. 
Coming to grips with falling in love with a HotHole….
He’s a HotHole, Rosie. They’re so bad they can’t even spell the word ‘good’, but I think you already know that. As long as you protect your heart. 
And figuring out that even though you are a HotHole, you do have a heart….
Hey Sirius? Yes, Earth? Why do you shine so f-ing bright? You make it hard for me to sleep next to you. 
While we learn about these two in depth, we also find out some very interesting facts that totally threw me for a curve. Indeed, it proves that…The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 
Ruckus was a very strong, emotionally heartbreaking book! One that deserved to be told, the good, the bad and the ugly!!!! Hat’s off to you L.J. Shen for bringing us this story of not settling for what you think you want, but going for what you know you want!!! 
Yanno that Butterflies-in-tummy feeling, when you meet THE love of your life.
Yup! I had it twice ! 
Vicious and now Ruckus – Dean ‘Ruckus’ Cole, Manwhore Galore. 
Sex On Legs, humps anything with two pretty legs in a skirt, has one night stands, menages and is on party Carousel of a life.
BUT he’s empty inside, trying to fill a hole left in him from when he was a baby. He has unconditional, over abundant love from his family , and brotherhood from his friends.
Once a HotHole…always a HotHole, is the motto !
But don’t be quick to label them frivolous or irresponsible.
“Easier to box people into something concrete, ya know?” 
The airhead. The stoner. The party-loving manslut. Ruckus.
Rosie LeBlanc….the proverbial Jacob’s Rachel . The elusive, forbidden fruit he can’t taste, and what’s forbidden is always the most desired. Its a dangerous, witty, clever game of cat and mouse they play. Like poles of magnets repelling each other , yet the magnetic field of passion doesn’t let them stray far from one another.
Love felt like dipping each other in gasoline and burning together. Love felt like dancing with madness in the dark, watching all of its bright lights. Love felt like gasping for air when your lungs were already full.
It’s a seriously hot story. 
It’s dramatic
It’s funny
It’s poignant
The most vocal opinion about the story , before it was even released is the Emila connection.
So many people being biased against the fact that Dean was once Millie’s boyfriend.
Trust me, so does EVERYBODY else in the story !!!!!
He was my sister’s ex-boyfriend and my first love.
Hell, they had no place being in the same sentence together. 
That didn’t make them any less true.
But the fact is they dated when they were high-schoolers…i mean come on ! 
Anyway, I had NO problem with it…NONE whatsoever.
The story had me so engrossed, and the twists and the secret that poor Dean has been carrying around like a boulder on his chest….My secret was like my dick— big and long and certainly uncomfortable if you weren’t ready for it.
The writing is even better than vicious ( I Did Not Just Say THAT Out loud!!!) 
What have you done to me Leigh……. I keep falling in love with every new man you create like a HotHole Slut! 
She writes like a man . It’s not easy getting into male POV, but Leigh writes like a true asshole alpha , fantastic banter, very , very smart writing. 
I laughed a lot, cried a LOT, cursed a lot…
But like K.Bromberg once wrote it’s better to feel the pain, cause hurting is feeling, and feeling is living. Isn’t it better to be alive ?
What makes you feel alive? Lusting after someone. So badly your center aches, your eyesight is blurry and your morals are thrown out the window.
It’s a lovely story of hope, lust, red hot , panty melting sex, brotherhood, and family.
And the foremost emotion is LOVE !
It’s there right in front of your eyes. No escaping it. No denying it !!
I loved it..LOVED it…FLOVED it !!!
My tummy fluttered, my heart thumped, “my wet folds were moist ” and emotions overflowed and a gigantic lump stuck in my throat, eyes watering , nose burning…tears 
The secondary characters are there in the background. Etched very nicely. Eli Cole was the most endearing to me. Vicious, Millie, Trent, Jamie are all there , providing support and camaraderie.
5 HotHole Stars 

[New Release, Giveaway & Review] THIS IS THE END, BABY by K.Webster

This is the End, Baby

War & Peace #7
by K. Webster
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance

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***This is the seventh and final book in the series. First six books must be read in order to fully understand this story line. THIS STORY IS A NOVELLA AND SHORTER THAN THE REST.***

They say the king is the most powerful piece on the board.
However, they haven’t met me.
This queen knows all the rules. She plays the game better than him.
In my game, the queen can knock the king right off the board.

Game over.
The END.

But, I love him.
The darkness threatens to make me lose sight of my strategy from time to time, but in the END, love always prevails.

Problem is, my black king is playing by a different set of rules. His END game is one he shields from me. It’s a game he plays closely with the white king, the most brilliant player of all. Together, they want to END my game.

They want to END me.

This queen doesn’t go down without a fight.
This queen makes her own rules.
This queen will outsmart those who play against her.

This is the END, baby.
In the END, I am going to win it all.

This is the End, Baby is a dark romance. Extreme sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to dark themes, then this story is not for you.

About K. Webster

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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There are days when I absolutely, completely love Kristi …like a maniac 

There are days , she maddens me.

I can’t pinpoint exactly ……

It’s her way of putting twists and turns , enough to make my neck go *snap*

Just that her storytelling sometimes rubs me the wrong way !!

 But then she writes a next book and I fall in love with her manic , twisted mind again.

This really IS the End , Baby…and I can’t bear the thought that I’ll never meet my crazy-ass characters again

Hannah Banana will never give me crazy eyes. Gabe will never be my bloodthirsty hero again. I won’t see Brie , Ren, War, Baylee again. And dear babies too.

What shall I do now ….

CucumberGabe was the first villain I completely fell in love with and then War. Then Duvan and Diego. Ren and Esteban were glorious too

But Gabe…oh Gabe . I met him in book 1 and my life was never the same again 

Gabe is the Dark Avenging Angel straight from the catacombs of Hell, tasked with sending the Demon to meet his Maker.

I’ve loved this entire series.

Each character

Each twist and turn

Each book

And now it has ended and I’m crying…applauding too.

Fantastic end yo a fabulous series. Befitting and Brilliant!

Love your series and love you Kristi , my crazy Hannah-Banana:)

[New Release &Review] JUST A LITTLE JUNK by Stylo Fantôme



Title: Just a Little Junk
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Comedy

Release Date: May 22, 2017


Jodi Morgan is having a bad weekend. After partying a little too hard, she wakes up with a monster
hangover and almost no recollection of the night before. So imagine her
surprise when she looks in her trunk and instead of finding a spare tire, she
finds the last guy she’d danced with before blacking out.

Who is he? How did he get in there? How did he die? And oh dear lord, did she
kill him!?

When her older brother’s best friend offers to help, things start looking up.
They’ve known each other since she was thirteen, and ten years later, he still
treats her like a little kid – surely, committing felonies has to trigger some
sort of spark. Together, they wind up going on an adventure that takes them all
over Los Angeles. From raves to penthouses to strip clubs. All in the search
for the answer to her question.

Who is the dead guy in my trunk!?


Warning: This book contains some dark humor, a lot of witty banter, and two
characters making more bad decisions than good ones. Also contains adult
themes, language, and graphic sexual activity.

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Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.
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A Rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, a brilliant writer writing in any Genre, would be just as engrossing !
Stylo Fantôme is a master story teller.the entire story revolves around Jodi and her childhood crush/big-brother’s- best-friend, Archer Calhoun. One weekend, she wakes up after her drunken escapades to find a dead body in her trunk!!
The hilarious hurricane that blows in their lives pulls their legs from under them and in just over the weekend, they go crazy from running from the goons to crazy in love 
What a Weekend, Like the one at Bernie’s! 
I’ve never laughed so hard , or spit out my tea as I did while reading this slapstick dark comedy. 
The situations, the slick one liners, the humour is A class , top notch. Jodi and Archers banter keeps the story alive and running. She’s got things exploding around her, bullets zinging past her, all because she got a body in her trunk!
And the sex is oh gawd, panty melting, stars exploding in your eyes, Hot!!
No warning, no working up to it, just bam. Archer Calhoun and his body parts, making themselves at home inside of her.It allowed his dick to reach places inside her even she hadn’t known existed. Her eyes rolled so far back in her head, she swore she could look into the past, present, and future. Awesome weekend.
Thoroughly enjoyed laughing my pretty little ass off.
Go read the book, world needs more laughter like this !
My goodness!!! What a whirlwind I’ve been through reading this book. From Laughing out Loud, to Fanning myself over some pretty steamy scenes, to getting to the bottom of what happened that one night Jodi partied wayyyy too Hard!!!
How in the world does one wake up and find a body in the trunk of her car? Not remembering anything about how it got there or how it became that this stranger is no longer alive!!!
Let’s throw in the older brother’s best friend who Jodi has crushed on since wayyyyyy back. Between these two, surely they can piece together the night and figure it out, right???
In reading this book, I have found a new hiding spot for anything personal that I don’t want to be found by anyone…. Toilet Tank!!! I have also figured out that I **need** to go to a RAVE and experience mind altering sex!! Finally, fall in love with who your heart tells you to. Don’t stereotype someone because of their job. 

[New Release & Review] SOMEBODY ELSE’S SKY by Jessica Hawkins






Title: Somebody Else’s Sky

Series: Something in the Way #2

Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2017



If I closed my eyes, I could still see them—all blonde sunshine, ocean-blue eyes, and long limbs. The glint of Lake’s gold bracelet. Pink cotton candy on Tiffany’s tongue. My scenery may have changed from heaven to hell, but some things never would: my struggle to do right by both sisters. To let Lake soar. To lift Tiffany up. The sacrifices I made for them, I made willingly.

A better man would’ve walked away by now, but I never claimed to be any good. I only promised myself I’d keep enough distance. If I’d learned one thing from my past, it was that love came in different forms. You could love passionately, hurt deep, die young. Or you could provide the kind of firm, steady support someone else could lean on.
Lake was everything I wanted, and nothing I could ever have. I was nobody before I knew her and a criminal after. The way to love her was to let her shine—even if it would be for somebody else.
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Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that’s what you’ll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.

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As adults, our vision expands and we start seeing larger pictures. On top of younger ones’ heads.
How jessica kneels down to a teenage level and matches their emotions and views, is beyond me. She goes back to simpler black & white world of teenagers , Where everything is just wants and needs and got-to-haves. Just love matters and rest of the unnecessary stuff like money, career, parole officers, credit, accountability,college, don’t matter !
What was more important than this fiery, all-consuming love I felt for him? The answer was Nothing !
*sigh* if only the world was fueled by love …..and only pure love..
Manning has been dreaming of freedom when he’s in prison . His life is already destroyed. The stamp of Felon big and bright on his forehead.
Tiffany shows lot of mettle. Rises up to the occassions in her straightforward , cut-to-the-chase attitude, many a times. I’m trying to figure out her motives. The jury is still out……
Lake . The tragic heroine .her heart breaks multiple times. Soundlessly . Wordlessly. But it hurts just the same, if not more.
I’m all . . . wrong . . . without you.
It makes Manning’s job much harder . He’s the soul of the story, holding everybody together. He knows his life is worthless and his dreams of a decent future shattered. At least he can help others
I wanted people to look back one day and remember how I’d helped. How I’d put aside my own destructive wants to make sure others could soar.
The book is full of love and angst . Your heart will break with Lake, Tiffany and Manning.
Corbin was a sweet reprieve. I so felt for him
The most interesting character was Charles Kaplan. He saw what most didn’t , or pretended not to. And he finds a solution where everybody’s a winner……sort of
fantastic story. Gave me so many feels and made my heart sob.
5 splintering heart stars

[New Release , Giveaway & Review] THE BAD GUY by Celia Aaron


Title: The Bad Guy
Author: Celia Aaron
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2017


My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this
I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once
in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will
get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of
my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.
Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek
forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company.
Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I
lost her.
She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But
every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all
down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he
wants. That’s me.
I’m the bad guy.


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Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.

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So Sebastian Lindstorm is a Psychopath. And I actually had the misconstrued notion that Psychopaths are violent and had serial killer’s personalities.

That , however, is not the case. They simply are Apathetic. Unfeeling, emotionless and not very good at Peopling (omg describes me perfectly!!!) Anyway , He’s disconnected with his feelings , so does not realise what’s sadness, love, happiness or socially immoral. He has a tendency to analyse everything logically and tackle any emotion with cold hard facts !!

“I performed a brief calculus, trying to decide what a normal man would say in this situation, which string to pull. It was an equation I’d learned from my earliest days— figuring out what people expected so that no one would notice there was something wrong with me.”

And then he meets Camille Briarlane. His heart starts beating again ! And he can “feel” it….for the very first time. So he goes about it in the shortest-cut way possible to get her—> he simply kidnaps her. See, in his Psychopathic Brain, it makes total sense. But life doesn’t work this way. 

He’s never heard of – “If you love someone , set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours.

If it doesn’t , it never was !

And he tries to pad her “prison cell” of a mansion with luxuries and golden treasures.

Alas, a woman’s heart is not something he can barge through the door of , You’d have to knock softly, and she’d open it herself!!

“I was caught in the jaws of a venus flytrap. Just like a hapless fly, I thought I’d had the upper hand. But now, with him pressed against me, I was falling prey to the lure.”

I first hated Sebastian, BUT my heart literally tore at his ” Little Lost Boy” looks. He simply doesn’t know any better !!

His asking for love and physical connection , making deals with camille…….very Oliver Twist kinds. 

He’s the boy who asked for More!!.

I’m in a dilemma here. Some scenes for me didn’t make sense, some were illogical. But if I stood in Sebastian’s shoes, they were fitting and apt.

If you see it from any normal human POV, you’d find serious flaws .So read this book not as a reader, but as Sebastian. Think like him, feel (actually unfeel) like him, act like him and this book will impact you. 

I have to point out here the gamechanger scene or should I say the line here. 

He admits he’s a Psychopath, knows his handicap and tries to make himself better for her. Now that’s some serious commitment and to an extent , purity of soul. It paradoxical , a guy who doesn’t think twice about snatching a living , breathing person , like a child snatching an inanimate toy and clutching it tight to his chest, throwing a tantrum , can learn to fall in love …..

” I think that’s what makes me the bad guy— that I’d kill or build, destroy or create for you. If you wished it, I’d do it. All that would matter to me is that you wanted it.”

I read a book once -The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand . In there the character offers his “soul” to his girlfriend. To do with it , what you please . This scene reminded me of that . He offers his essence to Camille , to turn him whatever -monster or a lover. THIS is my gamechanger .

Hats off Celia . Whether it was accidental or deliberate, it helped me change my review.

But I was waiting for the bite …yanno what I mean ? The sex was hot though !

I loved Sebastian, had trouble connecting with Camille though. So much loved Bill Lindstorm. He was a Fantastic character . Felt really sorry for Link, I mean he actually loved her. Mint was a horny teen with some very smart head.

4.5 psychopathic stars

.5 stars for the Mother-of-Holy-Hotness cover !

5 in whole botanical stars




What an appropriate title for this book!

Sebastian is a man who goes after what he wants, that’s for sure. Although he is a psychopath, he is a full functioning bad ass alpha male. Kind of like, let me pee on your leg and mark you mine, just so that every male in 100 yards knows it. But it’s not always been like this for him. Lacking the ability to have feelings, his father tried very hard to educate him and make him ‘fit in’ with the way society deems people should act.

It just took one dance…

Camille is a head strong science teacher who loves her job. Teaching the kids is what makes her happy. When her boyfriend asks her to the gala his employer is throwing, she travels into the city to attend. This one party, her life has changed forever.

Then you understand that if you truly love someone…. set it free…if they return, you know its True Love!!!

Good standalone with some darkish themes.

[New Release &Review] 100 PROOF by Shanora Williams


100 Proof, an all-new taboo STANDALONE romance from Shanora Williams is LIVE!

100 Proof

100 Proof by Shanora Williams

Release Date: May 18th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

I was the low life.

The screw up.

The hopeless one with no future.

He was the rich guy. The smart one. The one who had it all.

My parents admired everything he did, while I was known for being their greatest disappointment. I didn’t follow the path they paved for me.

I drank and partied and did whatever the hell I wanted. The buzz was something I couldn’t live without – the fire that filled my veins after each sip always kept me running back for more.

But then I met her, and suddenly the drinks didn’t matter. The parties weren’t as fun. That fiery buzz came second for once.

I drowned only in her, wanting her more than I wanted to exist.

But even with her, I screwed things up.

Now, he’s with the woman I love. And he may have her, but what he should know is that even with all of his money, that nice house, and his expensive cars, her mind, body, and soul will always belong to me.

And I’m not sorry about it, brother, ’cause she was mine first.

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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.

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“What the hell are you doing to me Vinny?”

And, to this day, I still couldn’t find the answer to that complicated question.

Sweet. Intoxicating. Addictive.

Like 100 Proof Jack Whiskey.

I’m so drunk on the breathless love, the mounting passion, the painful angst that’s seeping into my very pores. It’s a phenomenal story about some very real, very flawed characters that are stuck in a maelstrom of life and cruel fate.

Vincent Chambers is besotted with Marlena Winters. One whiff of her sweet smell and he’s a goner. Like an addict he can’t get enough of her. Needs to drink from her sweet, sweet lips and body, get high on her , clutch her tight, like a drunk clutches his bottle of 100 Proof whiskey.

And then he crashes……or his entire life crashes. He goes through the painful procedure of cleansing himself…actually for her sake, it jolts him awake . To be a better man, for HER

Marley is already on a separate path. Away from Vin. She need to beat her addiction to Vinny too. away from her own drudgery of wants and needs. She HAS to sell her soul to the Devil. 

But addicts are never fully cured are they ?

“Vin was an addiction. He made me high with just the simple trace of his fingers, the caress of his soft lips on my skin. He intoxicated me in every way.

He was the sun, and as the helpless flower, I needed him. He was the rain, nourishing my stem and petals, giving me life, growth, and strength— giving me what his brother never could. He was like a bumblebee, sucking away my rare nectar to build his own honeycomb full of sticky, sweet passion and love. I was his whiskey and he was the glass. He needed me to fill his cup and to make him whole. He needed me just as much as I needed him, despite our differences and despite the downfalls. 

Flower and bee. 

Whiskey and glass. 

Fire and ice. 

We were unstoppable together, like a glass of 100 proof liquor.”

Oh Gawwwd! The emotions and feels this story gives …it brought goosebumps to my flesh. Frustrating at times, I wanted to jump in the story and shake Marley so hard, but I understood her dilemma. Endearing people who were victims of their bad choices. I fell in love with Vinny and his drunk sorry ass. 

I fell in love with Bob Marley and her shimmying to the music while painting, ass 

I fell in love with the idea of their love.

5 100 proof stars





Well my goodness!!!! I never thought Daddy Black would be replaced… But low and behold comes along Vinny. WOW What an emotional rollercoaster ride this one was. From the very first page to the last words on the last page I was engulfed in this story.

Vincent has had a crap of all life until that one party. The one where she was at. The way she danced, the way she was free, the way she talked to him. It’s a night that will never leave Vincent (Vinny). Three years later, she’s gone, left him at his lowest. 

I knew we were strong and rebellious. I knew we made the best love possible.” 

Marley grew up in a house that was full of trouble. Always looking for the excuse to get out of the house. Whether it be a party, pulling extra shifts at the diner, anything to escape what was going on at ‘home’. When her BFF Noelle came to take her to a party, Marley never knew that this one night would change her life forever. 

He was the sun, and as the helpless flower, I needed him. 

He was the rain, nourishing my stem and petals, giving me life, growth, and strength. 

The journey you go on with this story is one of love, hate, redemption and sacrifices. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I certainly would!!! 

{New Release &Review} BEAST by A. Zavarelli


Beast by A. Zavarelli
Genre: Dark Romance
Series: Twisted Ever After #1
A standalone with HEA

Once upon a time, I believed in fairytales.

But then he took me.
And he taught me that life isn’t a fairytale.
He is scarred. Broken.
A dark and wild thing.
His beauty is violent and his words are cruel.
His heart is a shadowed landscape where nothing can grow.
He tells me he could never care for me, and he proves it every day.
He’s destroyed my life.
Tortured me.
And worse…
He’s trained me to beg for his affection.
This prison is a place where sunlight doesn’t reach.
He taught me that hate is born in darkness.
And then he taught me that sometimes love is too.
A. Zavarelli is a romance book junkie, cat lover, and traveler when plagued by intense cases of wanderlust. She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and pretty much any kind of characters that are dark and gritty. You can find more about her on her website.



Now I know why the Caged Bird Sings
But a bird that stalks 
down his narrow cage 
can seldom see through 
his bars of rage 
his wings are clipped and 
his feet are tied 
so he opens his throat to sing. 
The caged bird sings 
with a fearful trill 
of things unknown 
but longed for still 
and his tune is heard 
on the distant hill 
for the caged bird 
sings of freedom.
Isabella Rossi has been caged
By her talent and then by her father and then by her abductor -Javier Castillo 
I don’t wanna give away the story. 
It’s a major,dark twist to the Beauty And The Beast. 
It’s a Perfect Storm Of Circumstances!
The first 50% of the story moves very , very slowly
It spikes in speed and like a box thrown down the stairs somersault a lot. 
There’s three parallel tracks running .
The story has darker elements that can act as triggers. 
They didn’t bother me though.
Too Mild for me.
The only botheration was single sentence format.
That annoyed me a lot
The plot was very attractive , very John Le Carrè. 
In fact the last 20% of the story actually made me draft my review
Now the feels 
The mood was grim , dark and hopeless. 
In the first half I had trouble connecting. 
The latter half I latched on and it became interesting 
River’s character was most surprising . 
Although had a very hard-to-believe twist.
I loved the ending .
Almost gave me a heart attack 
Hope you get the irony :p
4 Stars 
****Please read the warning…. if you are not into dark books, this book IS NOT for you****
What a take on Beauty and the Beast!! While the thought is the same the story is totally different! 
Isabelle is a rising superstar in the music industry. This time of her life should be full of happiness and rewards. Till the day Javi she finally meets Javi.
Javi is a BEAST! Living the life of HELL. But he has set his eyes on the one who he hears singing only for him. 
When the two Belle and Beast get together, its dark. 
The last 20-25% of the book was the best. It explains a lot. But you must get there first before learning some important information. 
While I stayed engrossed in this book from page 1 to the last, the writing style of this book drove me bonkers. Single Sentence format. I couldn’t get over it. 
There are many unanswered questions for me. Even after processing the book for a couple days, I continue to think of more. 

{New Release Book Review} LOVE ME IN THE DARK by MIA ASHER


Title: Love Me in the Dark
Author: Mia Asher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2017
Two strangers
in Paris …
One passionate,
earth-shattering kiss.
He was the
artist upstairs
with the
tantalizing smile and laughing eyes.
He was the
devil inviting me to sin,
seducing me to
dance in the bright moonlight.
He was desire
and need.
When he touched
me, my body sang–
my soul came
But I belonged
to another man,
and he didn’t
want to let me go.

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I’m a writer, a hopeless romantic, a wanderer, a dreamer, a cynic, and a believer. And, I might be a bit crazy – but who isn’t?I believe in happy endings however I know that not everyone is lucky enough to get one, but such is life. I think fine lines exist to be pushed and possibly crossed.




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There is something in the way a book can give you all the fantastic feelings in the world while reading it. There is something in the way a book comes across while reading it as if you are sitting right there witnessing the whole story unfold. There is something about a book that when you pick it up, you are unable to put it down till the last page is read.

“Besides if you keep running into something good, maybe that’s fate telling you that you shouldn’t let go.”

It all begins with Valentina constantly running into some things that aren’t good in her marriage.
Spending time in Paris to have alone time, to figure out which direction she will head is just what she needs.

‘When I look at you I see a woman who might’ve hose her way, but I know she’s brave enough to find it back. She knows it too. She just needs a little push in the right direction.’

Sebastien is full of love, positive vibes and dotes on the one he cares about. But he hasn’t had that need in a long time. Sure, there’s been no lack of women in his life. But none that have made him feel alive again.

“Because when you finally find something worth living for, you fight until there isn’t one more drop of blood left in you.”

How does one go on living when one part of your life is a lie and the other part is love? This beautiful, wonderful written story of love will have you understanding more of what a person wants out of life…instead of what a person is doing to live their life.
Sébastien , You’re My Midnight thought and my 11: 11 wish.❤
I fell head over heels in love , with piercing Blue-eyed Sébestian Leroux. Artiste extraordinaire , a man who painted as passionately , as he made love . I forgot he’s not a real, breathing, living man, but just a figment of Mia’s imagination. But for just today, he’s alive and he’s mine!!
From the love drenched city of Paris, comes this passionate story of Valentina and Sébestian. They are ships that pass in the night. A chance encounter, a fate entwined. She’s trying to find herself, he’s trying to lose himself. It’s full of tender moments & bridled passion, because she’s still tethered to another man , who refuses to let her go.
“I’m jealous of this man and woman who can easily give their middle finger to convention and the rules of etiquette in the name of lust and desire. Once upon a time, I didn’t care what people thought of me. Freedom felt too good to give a shit. But that was many years and lifetimes ago.”
The moral dilemma that plagues Valentina is , does she follow her heart , or find forgiveness in her heart.
It’s a woman’s eternal battle. In trying to mold herself for william, she buries her own entity and with distance wants to find her soul. She still doesn’t know what kind of eggs she likes !
This part resonated with me.
But love finds you, no matter how much distance you create between hearts. 
” Love can be like that. Make one fly so damn high, you’re blind to the fall. And, sometimes, even if you see it— know that there’s no way you’ll survive it— you just don’t give a damn because it feels damn fucking good.”
And this book made me feel Damn.effin.good !
I’m still swooning , still dancing in the rain with Sébestian. Bring on La Bohème!!
5 star-studded, Eiffel Tower Stars 

{ New Release & Book Review} HUNDREDS Bay PEPPER WINTERS


Hundreds, Book Three in the Dollar Series by Pepper Winters, is available now!!


Hundreds by Pepper Winters
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

“Elder is the most dangerous man I’ve met. Not because he can hurt me but because he has the power to steal my heart.”

Pimlico used silence as her ultimate shield. But then she was stolen by a thief who became her master and almost-friend. Life will never be innocent again, but perhaps the crimes Elder wants to teach her will keep her nightmares at bay.

Elder thought he could take what he wanted and sell Pim once he was through. However, that was before she did the impossible and stole his last thread of affection.

Now, they have a choice—give in to fate’s odd chemistry or forever remain strangers.

Pim wants Elder’s secrets. Elder wants Pim’s past. To earn such gifts, tasks must be completed, and Pim must do what Elder says—become like him, become a thief—only then will she have the money to buy her freedom.

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Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.

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Pimlico has survived, but has she been saved ?

Elder & Pim have a huge gauntlet of unspoken questions and to cross before they can truly find peace and love. 

There’s newly found words, but hesitation holds back

There’s love but guilt holds back

There’s trust and desire but secrets hold back

It seemed our voices were becoming drowned out by our bodies and their demands. Until we’d satisfied a physical conversation, I doubted we’d be able to have an intellectual one.

They needed a neutral territory to stand as equals to become compatible, but Elder had such dark secrets , that he constantly pushed Pim away , for the fear of destroying her and endangering her. He was a marked man. A ghost . NO ONE abandoned, crucified, stripped of his existance.

Pim was a victim who was rescued. Her body was on the mend, her spirit on the way there and her new found voice empowers her day by day to stand taller, demand answers, assert her self-will.

“I slowly cracked the chrysalis off and spread newly minted wings. Those wings were wet and useless, though, still drying in the sun and not quite ready to fly.”

It’s a great tale of Human kindness, righteousness and sacrificial love 

We’re just midway so it’ll be really interesting to see the course chart of this Phantom Voyage.

There are no set boundries. The possibilities are limitless like the ocean and knowing pepper’s flair for shocking twists, this story , as of now, is any characters’, for the taking. That’s the beauty of Pepper’s work. It takes a life form of its own. The story is always more powerful than the characters.!!!

Elder has saved not only her life but her soul as well. He provides a safe place for her to nurture back to health , physical & emotional. I loved their nuanced budding “relationship”. It couldn’t be called love yet , but trusted enabling. She starts to find her feet and stand …..and dictate terms 

“He shattered me but held me together in equal measures. My nemesis and saviour.Elder had scattered all parts of me, ransacked my heart, and decimated my survival mechanisms. But what was left was so much better.I’m beginning to understand you, Elder Prest. He wanted my body. But he wanted something else more. And he couldn’t earn that until I was cured.”

It’s a game of Dodge and Parry . Elder guiding her but stays hands off. His body tells him otherwise yet head pushes her away .it’s a torturous conflict of overpowering desires and the morality of doing right by her, that’s tearing them apart. 

“He couldn’t let himself go because he would go past sanity. And I couldn’t let myself go because I honestly didn’t know how to be a woman who wanted a man’s touch and not want to scream and die at the same time. We were fated for disaster before we’d even begun.Elder was my right, but I was his wrong. As I healed, he succumbed. As I got better, he got worse. We couldn’t survive together because I fed off his charity and protectiveness while he drowned under my fledgling sexuality and hope.”

Very deep thoughts find their way on paper. Pepper is a master of passion and turmoil. She brings this part of the story to a conflicted end that will leave you gasping for more. The writing is so philosophical and delves deep into human behaviour, but at times becomes repetitive and the inner monologue seemed endless. There’s four and half page to describe one sexual encounter and one line of conversation with four pages of internal musings. 

Don’t get me wrong, it was very essential for the story , but few places it strayed. And that’s why I take half a star away.. 

Other than that, nobody beats pepper in creating unbelievable ORIGINAL stories that hook you from the first word ……and never let go 

4.5 Stolen stars


{New Release & Book Review} BOMBSHELL by CD Reiss


Bombshell, an all-new sexy and swoony standalone from CD Reiss is now LIVE!


Bombshell by CD Reiss
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Publisher: Montlake
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Hollywood bad boy Brad Sinclair always gets his way, whether it’s the role he wants or the bikini-clad model he has to have. But when a bombshell gets dropped in his lap in the form of a dimpled five-year-old from a forgotten relationship, he knows his life is about to change forever.

Cara DuMont isn’t exactly thrilled when she gets assigned to be the nanny for the latest box-office king. She has one rule: no celebrity fathers, especially single ones with devilish good looks and rock-hard abs.

But as soon as Cara meets Brad and his adorable little girl, she knows she’s in for a world of trouble. Because there’s something about the way Brad looks at her that makes her believe that some rules are meant to be broken…


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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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Bradley Sinclair , Hollywood Star , is a man overwhelmed . He has everything a man dreams of . stardom, fame, talent, good looks , two Oscar nominations , a large mansion, countless girls, parties , booze……….and 5 year old girl , he just got facepalmed with!!! Like somebody pulls a cord in the middle of a loud and crazy wild party. 

What is a stunned single , overwhelmed father to do ? 

Go the Hollywood route and add to the Entourage of starlife…….hire a nanny ! 

There’s West Side Nannies. An elite, celebrity Nanny services company. So Cara DuMont gets hired as a Celebrity nanny . 

“And that’s exactly what a celebrity nanny is. Not only is she attractive but she’s great with the kids. She does all the things the dad associated with his normal upbringing, which is likely the upbringing he promised himself he was going to give his children. The nanny represents that failed promise. She kisses boo-boos, packs lunches, cooks what the children like, and sits to eat with them. His wife is usually in the business as well, and travels, works all hours, and manages a business team as well as the household team. She represents all the dad’s failures as a father, because she’s juggling everything but the children.”

She’s determined and focused solely on Nicole Garcia Sinclair. An adorable , well mannered , lost girl and Cara brings calm in both of their world. But her world turns upside down . She becomes the much needed glue in the Broken and awkward relationship between the new dad and confused child.

“if you break a vase and glue it back together, it’s bigger after it breaks? The glue takes up space. The cracks add to it.”

She tries and succeeds in blending in the background of Hollywood spotlight that always follows the stars. Standing just over the edge in the darkness , keeping an eye on the stars’ accessory kids. The problem is , Cara gets invested in the kids and Brad gets invested in her.

It was so interesting to see the celebrity life BTS look in this story. Couple of years ago there was a scandal involving Ethan Hawke and his Affair with the nanny Ryan, where he married her. 

MAYBE this story was inspired from there, I don’t know, but I can say for sure, matters of the heart rarely travel on a straight and easy path .

The story is simple , the progression natural and predictable . But the difference between Reiss and other authors , in treatment and narration , is Planetary . She not only paints a vivid picture, she exquisitely embellishes the thoughts and emotions with just the right amount of words. 

Not more , not less. Just right!

I’ve never read a kiss being described so truthfully !!

“He tasted like a bad decision. He tasted like the thing you always said you shouldn’t have done, but didn’t regret anyway. A little bit of starlight. The tart sting of the forbidden and the sweetness of a sin you think you’re getting away with.”

And that’s where she justifies the title of Shakespeare of Smut. Though TBH I cringe at the genre. There’s hardly any smut. Her writing is purely romantic , intermingled with Sass.

There’s no lip biting virgins, no alpha with OTT endowments or “you’re so tight, you’re wet for me,I was moist and throbbing” cliches you read in cookie cutter romances all around. 

The story has a heart, it has a soul and I could feel it so bad that I ended up pitying Paula , where I was supposed to hate her. Cock-blocking kids, stolen moments of passion, real life travails, a haunting secret that Brad has that almost tears them apart , and the reason why , all these make a very authentic story of a very starry lifestyle couple .

I am a hard core Reiss style of writing. Nobody writes like her .

The scene in Disney resort , was so hot and pulse pounding ….. “My hormones rushed through my blood like marauders setting the village on fire.”

See what I mean ! 

Always such a JOY reading her books. It’s like after a long dry drive, you come back to the manicured gardens of your home. You can smell the fresh grass and the contentment you feel is what I feel reading her words. Smell, breathe deep and feel the story seeping in ❤

Zip it, Lock it, Put it in your Pocket !

5 teacup stars 


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