Thursday, July 23, 2015

Some Hot Summer reads and cards...

 So little ol' me has been busy crafting, but...
I can't post these on my regular crafting blog. (okay I did post the cleaning guy, cause his junk is covered) But I just haven't been reading too much until this last week.  I was in a funk and frankly beside the newest book by Geneva Lee (which I am ravishing BTW)
I just haven't been in a romance mood.  I switched to my Sweet Dreams Box set, that I picked up in May and is no longer avalible via box set, which has proven to be just what I needed.  Lots of suspense and thriller fun with a bit of romance, but way more chills and thrills.
Aim to Kill by Allison Brennen
I ate this one up, loved the twists and turns.  I don't know if I liked the knowing what the bad guys knew at the same time in the story, but it definitely got me yelling at the main characters.  (so it worked well, I guess ;) )
I will definitely read more by Allison.

Until Death by J.T. Ellison- is the prequel that is only in the boxed set.
( - this is the 1st on in the series
Holy Mother of all Thrillers.  I haven't read a good cop thriller in awhile, this one was a thirst quencher, now I need to read the actual series, gah!  So as this one was only available in the boxed set, I am gonna say that the author is worth looking up.  She actually dug out her original that landed her an agent, but was never published and polished it a bit.  J.T. did mention that parts of the prequel are flash backs in the series.  I have added her to my must read list!
Any who  here are the rest of my cards that I can't actually post on my crafty blog, because of nudity...(even if it is just lines and coloring)

The images are from SLS Lines.  The male is a digital stamp, but the girls are two from the adult coloring book pages.  (just printed smaller instead of on a 8x11 piece of paper.)
Looking forward to getting back to Smith Price and Miss Belle...

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Love Needs Another Chance by Caleigh Hernandez

Oh what fun...I have been waiting for this one!
Available for pre-order now. (click link below)

This is book 3 in Caleigh's Truth About Love Series. 
Not gonna lie, I haven't read book two...I found out it had an awful cliff hanger and I couldn't take anymore anguish in my life right then, and she hadn't had a publish date for this one, so I have been waiting not so patiently.  So now I need to get on book two...

So I am ready to dig into Diego come September! 
Congrats Caleigh!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Alexa Crushed- Cover Reveal and Release

Alexa Crushed by T.R. Cupak
(Alexa Crushed #1)
Publication date: May 20th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Alexa Morgan lost her mother when she was two. At eighteen, her father and stepmother died when a devastating earthquake hit the Bay Area. Only one person has remained a constant in her life: Devin.
Devin has been Alexa’s best friend since childhood. The two are inseparable—or they were until Devin declared his love for her at sixteen. When Alexa can offer him only friendship in return, Devin retreats, brokenhearted.
Alexa, on the other hand, longs for Ethan, the boy next door. Four years older than her, and with an ever-changing roster of girlfriends, Ethan is everything Devin isn’t: wild, sensual, and unpredictable.
In the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, Ethan makes his move on Alexa, who reciprocates in a confused whirl of grief and desire. When Ethan leaves town shortly after, Devin comes back into Alexa’s life, offering support and expecting nothing in return.
Alexa begins to see the advantages of Devin’s quiet, stable love. But just as her feelings for her old friend begin to blossom, Ethan returns. Now Alexa must choose—the perfect boyfriend or the wild, thrilling bad boy. It��s a choice that changes her life forever.

T.R. Cupak was born and raised in the suburbs of a Bay Area city in California. She was the closet nerd who hid her love of reading and writing short stories and poetry when she was younger. Back then it wasn’t considered cool to be into those types of activities for pleasure, whereas today you have TV shows, movies and books that glamourize that being a nerd is actually cool.

T. lives in a quiet, little, country town south of where she grew up. She is happily married to an amazing man who supports her in everything she does and spoils her rotten. They have a crazy little Shih Tzu named Harley. He's their fur-baby and even though he’s a pain in the arse most days, they love the little guy. She has an obsession with cars, especially fast ones. She enjoys her music louder than anyone should. Admittedly it’s to drown out hearing her own singing voice, or lack thereof. When she’s not at work or busy writing you can find her curled up reading a book on her Kindle with a glass of wine or Dirty Shirley.

T. lost touch with her creative side and stepped off the path of all things written in her early twenties. Six years ago, her passion for reading was rekindled. She began to utilize reading as a way to escape everyday chaos. Late 2013 she began journal writing. After a couple of months of journaling T. realized that this form of writing wasn't keeping her interest nor was it helping her to relax. After that realization settled in she changed the direction of her writing. Her creative aspirations were flowing once again and she happily embraced it. As her fingers started to dance across her keyboard she began to see her fictional characters begin to breathe life. Writing was only supposed to be a way for the new author to relax, but a story was born and T.R. Cupak is excited to be releasing her self-published debut novel, Alexa Crushed.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Some great Reads...

So I have been uber busy lately.  Being a country girl and all will do that with fieldwork and such.  I have had a chance to read some amazing books in the wee hours of the morning, but just haven't been able to give my full attention to reviews here...

I absolutely loved The Resistance (Hard to Resist Book 1) by S L Scott!  A yummy rocker read!  If you don't want to strangle and hug Jack Dalton at the same time in this one I don't know what you are reading.  Probably wasn't a proper read on the bus with my son, it was HOT!  ( I sat in the back seat so no one could read over my shoulder ;))

Tiffany Snow put out a little Blane and Kade Novella in the limited edition Sweet Dreams Boxed Set (Thirteen NEW Thrillers by Bestselling Authors to Benefit Diabetes Research)! OMG I missed my sexy Bad Boy and his Good Guy Brother!  I haven't read the rest of the books in this one yet, but the list of authors is amazing... so excited to find the time for this one after fieldwork!  She also has out her second book in the Twisted Ivy Series, Shadow of a Doubt (Tangled Ivy Book 2).  Loved the first so I am anticipating a great read here too.  It is loaded and waiting on my kindle!

I am currently working on The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn.  My husband may have been reading over my shoulder on this one.  "OH MY GOD woman what are you reading!"  He also asks what I learned today...hahaha.  It is laugh out loud funny!  And the names she comes up with to name parts are even some I haven't heard of.  I am only half way through... so far so funny.  A good read as well...

I will hopefully be back soon.  But if anyone wants to come help pick rocks and stuff so I can get back to reading I pay in margaritas, wine, beer, and laughter (all age appropriate of course)!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bad Company Review

Bad Company by Lissa Jay
"Scottish psychologist Doctor Kelly Ann Darrow loves her career and has never permitted her feelings to impact her professionalism, but when biker Cameron Iss arrives in her care, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the unconscious man. His tattoos and the mysterious circumstances of his arrival intrigue her to distraction. 

Cameron Iss awakes in a strange country with no memory of how he got there and no knowledge of who he is. He takes out his frustrations at his amnesia on the sexy doctor enlisted with helping him unlock his mind. 

A mutual chemistry forms between them, and Kelly is plagued with guilt at her unethical and inappropriate attraction to this, her most perplexing patient yet. 

As his memories begin to return and they discover more about his violent past and his connection with a motorcycle club in America, the element of danger both excites and frightens Kelly, and nothing can douse the erotic fire he has sparked inside her. 

Will Kelly risk her career, her reputation, and all she is for the man who has ignited a dormant passion within her or will his returning memories steal him away for good?"- Book Blurb on Amazon

This one is Erotica and yes it is 18+.  
It was a good read.  I love me a naughty biker, but Cameron/Cain has a very emotional side too.  Kinda contradicts the whole biker image sometimes, but it all makes sense when his memory returns. And, Yes, you may cry!  

I had a hard time putting this one down when things got interesting.  I still have a few unanswered questions, but I am hoping some of them will come out in the next book.  Or maybe I just get to make my own guesses on a few things.  You read it you will see what I mean and if it's just me being over analytical, well there is always that too.

 Lots of sex in the first half of the book.  I would say borderline almost too much.  I think she overdid the whole fantasy sex thing too much.  I definitely could say yup this is an erotica novel with in the first couple chapters.  I will say my husband read over my shoulder a few times...he is too funny..."holy crap woman what are you reading again!"  

I give this one 4 out of 5 kinky stars.   

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Upcoming book I can't wait for...

Sooo CAN NOT WAIT for this Bad Boy Rocker to come out!  June 2nd will not be here soon enough!  Pre-order now so it is sitting on your device at the stroke of midnight on the second...

The New York Times bestselling author of Slow Burn turns up the heat when a sexy bet turns into so much more….
Hawkin Play, the bad boy rock star with a good guy heart, has lived a lifetime of cleaning up after his twin brother’s mistakes. Hunter’s most recent screwup could land Hawke in jail and risk the band’s future. Hawke agrees to guest lecture at a local college to stay in the judge’s good graces—and a bet with his bandmate to seduce his sexy teaching assistant is icing on the cake.
Quinlan Westin is harder to bed than Hawke imagined. She knows his type and is determined to avoid the rocker at all costs—even if their attraction runs deeper than simple lust.
Just as Hawke might finally be winning over the girl, his brother has other plans. When Hunter realizes his twin finally has a weakness, he’ll stop at nothing to take advantage….

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Love Takes Your Breath Away Review

Love Takes Your Breath Away by Caleigh Hernandez 
(Book 1 in the Truth About Love Series)

"What happens after the happily ever after? Is that all there is? Marriage, career, kids, and you're set? 

Life, love and the pursuit of happiness doesn't stop at "'til death do us part." For Izzy & Diego it's just the beginning. 

"Forever and ever, I do" is not as easy to accomplish as is saying it. In real life, there are ups and downs, ins and outs. Along with the good comes the bad. With health, there's sickness. Is love enough? Is it forever? Will it survive? 


Our story starts with the proffered happily ever after moment: a bride in a dress, a groom in his tux, a best man, a maid of honor, vows of love and forever and Elvis. Like most fairy tales, Diego and I were still madly in love after saying, "I do." Hell, the man has turned loving me into an art form. Not a moment is wasted. With him there's a surprise at every turn, and just when I think he couldn't get any better, he takes my breath away." Amazon Book Blurb

So I might of went into this one totally blind...I didn't read the blurb, I didn't know what to expect...I did know that there is a second one in the series coming soon.  I love a good series, but I am about as patient as a two year old when I have to wait for my next fix to come out!

I loved the story.  So many stop at the "I do's", this one starts there.  We all know real life isn't happily ever after after the I do.  That is when the work starts!  Diego is a sweetheart and Izzy has some sass.  Lots of ahh moments and laughs.  All I am gonna say is "Miss PAP Smear"...almost fell off the treadmill on that one.  

So I give this one 5 kinky stars and a great debut for Mrs.Hernandez!