Sunday, June 30, 2013

Review: I Remember You

Title: I Remember You
Author: Scarlett Metal
Pages: 75
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Cover Artist: Purple Girl Design


Lance never got over his teenage love despite years of trying to forget her with with alcohol, music, and other women.  He runs into her when he’s back into town for a show with his band.  Will he be able to move on or will he finally realize she’s the piece missing from his life?

Samantha dated lots of different guys after Lance, guys most girls would love to have even a chance with.  No one can make her happy though; she compares them all to Lance.  She sees Lance again after ten years apart.  Will he be all she remembered, or will she finally be able to move past that part of her life?
They spend a passionate together but can they be more?  Or will the differences that drove them apart when they were young threaten to keep them apart now?  And when tragedy strikes, will they put that all aside and find happiness together?


This book was an absolute joy to read! Scarlett Metal is now one of my favorite authors!

This book was a combination of steam and romance. I just fell in love with the characters when they grew up. I love how fate was clearly written into the pages. It was also very romantic how Lance and Samantha shared their important moments with the fans of Lance's band Forbidden Gods. Even the band name is awesome.

If you haven't read this book, it's only $0.99 on Amazon. You'd be missing out if you don't read it!

About the Author:  

Scarlett lives in the Midwest with her family. When she's not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found with her nose in a book, camping, or geocaching with her family. She loves Diet Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80's hair bands.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Release Day Blitz: Fling

Title: Fling (A BDSM Erotica Anthology)
Authors: Sara Fawkes, Cathryn Fox, and Lauren Hawkeye
Publisher: Avon Red
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Pages: 204
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Fling, an erotica collection of three steamy BDSM novellas set in Italy’s kinky Mancusi Resort during its infamous Fetish Week, features Take Me by New York Times bestselling author Sara Fawkes, Teach Me by Cathryn Fox, and Tame Me by Lauren Hawkeye.

Kate Swansea’s fiancĂ©e dumps her a day before the wedding. Will wealthy Greek businessman Alexander Stavros convince the BDSM virgin that a sexual adventure is the cure for her broken heart?

Tycoon Luca Mancusi whisks fashion intern Josie Pelletier off to his private resort to negotiate a deal for her boss’s lingerie line. But, by negotiation, he means a long, slow, spicy seduction…

Ariel Monroe, pop-star princess, refuses to sign a contract with CEO Marco Kennedy. She’s furious when he follows her to Fetish Week, although she could use a hot BDSM play partner. If he’s up to the challenge, of course.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Guest Post: Emily Greenwood

Title: A Little Night of Mischief
Author: Emily Greenwood
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Pages: 384
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Every Prize Comes with Complications...

A game of chance saves James Collington from the prospect of debtors' prison, and grants him ownership to Tethering estate. Little does he know that his winnings come with serious complications--not least of which is a beautiful but impoverished young lady who insists his new manor belongs to her.

If He Can't Stop Her, He Might as Well Join Her...

Felicity Wilcox is determined to run Mr. Collington off her land, Though James's charm and devilish good looks are a serious distraction. What she doesn't know is that she may be haunting him right back.

Guest Post

Tell us about a time you got into trouble as a child.

Thank you very much for having me here today! This topic made me smile because in my debut, A Little Night Mischief, my heroine gets into lots of trouble. Though of course she’s all grown up and should know better—but where’s the fun in that?

I’m sorry to say that I was pretty much a good girl, save for a few transgressions that now seem really boring and minor, like the time I got busted for not singing along with the other students in music class. I had to stay after school and write an essay atoning for my misbehavior and also copy out all the stanzas of the song. I can still remember the first line: “Somebody robbed the Glendale train, this morning at half-past nine.” I still hate it. 

Yes, things were a little uptight at my Catholic grade school, so even if you behaved perfectly 99% of the time, if you messed up once every few years, they came down on you so hard you felt like a reprobate. My parents, on the other hand, were pretty permissive, and I can’t remember them ever getting mad about anything I did. So if you’re wanting something else that resulted in disciplinary action, the best I can do is an incident from my teen years.

Over the summer before high school my family moved to a new place, so in the fall I started freshman year at an enormous public high school where I didn’t know anyone. The students all seemed rowdy and confident and a lot wealthier than me, and my main goal was to not attract any attention whatsoever. This desire was thwarted a couple of months into the school year when we had an assembly with Officer Friendly. 

All five hundred of us freshmen filed into the auditorium to hear him talk about stuff we shouldn’t do. One of the things he wanted to warn us against was shoplifting, and for that he apparently needed a perpetrator. I was wearing my favorite sweater, which was a preppy kelly green, and I guess it stood out well, because Officer Friendly looked down from the stage where he was standing and indicated that the girl in the bright green sweater should come up there. Of course, I wanted to die.

While I stood up on stage with this tall, uniformed man and stared out at all those strangers I’d been passing in the hallways, he proceeded to talk about how awful it is to get caught doing a crime, and then he handcuffed me and invited me to discuss how that felt. 

Interestingly, being handcuffed by a stern police officer actually does make you feel like a criminal, especially when you’re standing in front of five hundred teenagers you’re certain are silently judging you. I managed to conjure enough bravado to mutter something about it not being very pleasant, and felt ridiculously grateful when he finally released me.

As much as I hated the experience, afterward it actually turned into a way of meeting people, because I had become “the girl who got handcuffed.” It was a sort of forced introduction to everyone. And it made me see that many of those kids from whom I’d wanted to hide were actually pretty nice.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Review: Tempted Into Danger

Title: Tempted Into Danger
Author: Melissa Cutler
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: June 1, 2013 (Kindle); June 4, 2013 (Paperback)
Pages: 288
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"Keep the asset safe or die trying."

When a simple mission to deliver the beautiful and brilliant Vanessa Crosby to a safe house goes horribly wrong, ICE agent Diego Santero's life gets complicated. Keeping the anti-crime analyst safe from the notorious mercenaries after her program will put everything he's worked for at risk.

Relentlessly hunted and not knowing whom to trust, Diego takes Vanessa on the run, deep into the heart of the deadly Panamanian rainforest. Vanessa reminds herself that she's just another asset to the ruggedly handsome black ops agent...until their intense situation leads to a release of passion neither expected. But even if they make it out alive, how can they ever have a future together?



Disclaimer: This review is probably an understatement of how marvelous this book really is. Truly, there's not enough words to describe the magnitude of awesome-sauce this book has.

He was the kind of guy who had trouble saying the right things, especially to a woman. He was one of those alpha males who just didn't like the idea of weakness. He was all macho and tough, but he had a soft gooey center, just like my favorite Lindt Truffles. Diego was so intense, a woman just can't help but fall in love with him. I also pictured him as super buff. He was one sexy beast with the most entertaining quotes!

"The fact that I am standing here with you in the middle of this god-forsaken jungle means I have a perfect record when it comes to protecting people. I don't mess up. I don't fail. And I'm sure as hell not going to screw up that reputation with you. Are we clear?"

"Roger that. Mouth shut. Weepy chicks get tissues except girlfriends, then you have to offer yourself as a tissue."

"Do not tell me what I think you're about to or I swear to God, I'm going to fly to Brazil and go all black ops on this guy for cheating on you."

She was a nerd. A sexy nerd at that. She was absolutely adorable, if naive. She almost got them killed once, but she had a really good reason. She also didn't know any better. Anyway, after spending just 24 hours with Diego, she changed and became braver and more sure of herself. I love how she was able to get Diego to do what she wants. As macho as he was, he went all soft when it came to her. She was such a trooper, I think I have a girl crush on her.

Ryan and Alicia
I sure hope these two get their books one day. Ryan would just be such an amazing character to read about. He has that mystery and calm exterior. Exactly the kind of guy I'd want to get to know more. Then, there's Alicia. She's the kind of woman who refused to sacrifice luxury just because she was a black ops agent. If anything, I pictured her as super hot and sexy with all kinds of weapons strapped to her body. Yet another girl crush.

Other things that I enjoyed in this book was the role reversal aspect that the author successfully created. Vanessa was the aggressive one in this book. She took the kisses she wanted from Diego without permission. I absolutely loved it whenever she would get that "look" on her face that Diego came to know as her "I really want to kiss you right now" face.

Another thing I enjoyed was the mathematics aspect of this book. Oh my goodness, who knew math was so erotic??

Finally, I just really enjoyed the humor in this book. This book just made the genre of romantic suspense at the top of my favorite genres. Melissa Cutler, you are a romantic suspense goddess. I bow down to you.

Now, for my favorite scene :)

Diego: "Time for some shut-eye. You sit here with me and take deep breaths. Try to relax. Everything's going to work out because I'm going to make it work."
Vanessa: "Because that's your job right?"
      With eyes half-lidded and drowsy, he grinned and twined his fingers with hers, then pulled their joined hands on to his lap. After another huge yawn, he closed his eyes.
      Vanessa looked around. Everyone, even John through the rearview mirror, was gawking at her. She offered them a tentative smile and decided to bulldoze through the awkward moment with levity.
Vanessa: "No big deal. I'm sure he holds all the assets' hands, am I right?"
Alicia: "Oh yeah. He's real touchy-feely that way."
Diego: "Still awake here." He grumbled without opening his eyes. "And I can hold whoever's damn hand I want. Get over it."
Vanessa: "So, John, back to that Michael Jackson story. You said this album saved your life?"

So, obviously, there's nothing left to do but to buy this book, right?!