Book Review: Captivated By You by Sylvia Day

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Title: Captivated By You (Crossfire #4)
Author: Sylvia Day
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 368 pages
Rating: 3 stars

Synopsis
Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.

The vows we’d exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.

At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream.

Michelle's Review
I needed a few days to collect my thoughts regarding the 4th book in the Crossfire Series.  Why, because I know I may get some backlash or email hate mail (sorry Grace), but really this is my opinion.  Before I even started the book, on Twitter or on GR, I was seeing some negative comments.  I never rely on anyone’s comments, I have to judge for myself.  I will say this, I was very peeved that not only as a reader, I had to wait over a year to get book four and originally, the ebook price was at $9.99 but I then reduced to $7.99.  Was this book worth $7.99? Absolutely not.  I know that it was out of Ms. Day’s control on the price since she is now being published and it was also out of her control when the book would come out.  Having said that, in my opinion (and I may be wrong on this assessment so I apologize in advance), but whenever you have these big publishing firms now having your book and basically holding it hostage for whatever reasons, makes me think what was wrong with her original concept with book 4.

What I liked (sort of):
Well, we finally get Gideon’s POV.  In past interviews that I have seen with Ms. Day, she had stated that she could not get into Gideon’s head in the first three books.  Having read those same three books, I can understand why.  Gideon is a very complex man and his childhood wasn’t the best.  You all already know that he was abused by his psychologist, someone he was suppose to trust.  So when you read Gideon’s POV, I found him to be quite annoying. I get that he wants to protect Eva from all the people that are trying to make their relationship difficult.  But seriously, he can’t be Mister I Will Fix Everything and No One Is Going to Ever Hurt Us persona.  He still will not address his abuse issue (well not until 80% of the book, sorry for the spoiler, I can’t help it).  Also, how he goes about certain situations without discussing with Eva was equally frustrating because when the shit hits the fan, the man looks like he wants to crawl in the depths of hell thinking that this will finally push Eva away.  Grow a pair Gideon, she’s just as fucked up as you are.  Eva didn’t annoy me as much as in the previous books.  She truthfully does love Gideon and is overly protective of him.  Now do I think these two tortured souls should even be in a relationship, who the fuck knows.  I think that they are good for each, but with their fucked up past, I’m not even sure what to think. Gideon also likes to control everything with sex, STOP.

OMG can Corrine get over herself already sheesh.  Bitch, he doesn’t love you.  He was a real cold bastard, he will never love you as much or as indelibly as he does Eva.

What I didn’t like:
Waiting over a year for this book!  Gideon thinking he is the be all end all of everything.  Dude, you are a walking heart attack in the making trying to cover every corner, chill.  I wanted Gideon to come to terms with his abuse a little earlier rather than 80% into the book.  Without sounding like a total heartless bitch, I did feel for him at times, so let me get that out of the way.

I remember on Twitter Grace and I and a few others discussed what this book needed as a plot. What we need is freaking closure already. 

Oh and the Megumi situation, very anticlimactic.  I will say this, it was a little fucked up what she went through, but I was so seriously thinking something else was happening.

Will I read book 5?  Yes. I’m already invested into this series.  Ms. Day had to write book 5 since the Crossfire Series is being made for cable TV, but in my opinion, all of this should have been wrapped up in book 3. Hopefully, I won’t (and neither of the thousandths of readers out there) will have to wait over a year for book 5.  I will say this, Sylvia Day can write a good sex scene or two.  But these two characters are beyond insatiable.

– Michelle

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Blog Tour (Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway): Saving Poughkeepsie

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Title: Saving Poughkeepsie
Author: Debra Anastasia
Rating: 3.5 stars

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Synopsis

Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hartt back into his life, but sometimes it feels like they’re bound together with barbed wire. Though he longs to love her without causing pain, the wreckage of their past continues to crash down around them.

Yet with the help of this brothers—and for his brothers—Beckett won’t stop trying. He’s determined to make them all a family, to make a life they want to live, and to make Poughkeepsie a place that’s safe to live it.

He can feel their futures balanced precariously on his shoulders: Blake and Livia and their children, Cole and Kyle and the new baby they’ve just brought home, and Eve…always Eve. He wants their dreams to be real. But murderers don’t just get Happily Ever After handed to them. They have to wrench it away from Satan himself.

Good thing Beckett is prepared to do just that. After all, saving Poughkeepsie is the only way his story ends.

Prepare your heart and your head for a wild ride in this final installment of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series. Debra Anastasia does not disappoint as she weaves the last chapter of a story that blends true love, turbulent emotions, and life’s harsh realities into an uplifting tale that calls to the good in each of us.

YaYa's Review
“Where there’s you, there’s always gonna be me. As long as I breathe.”

I feel like this is a quote for all the brothers (Blake, Cole, Beckett) and their loved ones. This is the story of the one brother who keeps it all together in honor and defense of his family, and most of all, the woman he loves and refuses to give up. All of the changes Beckett has done is in order to keep them all safe in the streets of Poughkeepsie.

Blake and Livia have their little family and have moved on from their past. Although it wasn’t easy for them, we know this from book 2, Cole and Kyle were able to conceive and start their own family. So now it leaves us with Beckett and Eve.

In Saving Poughkeepsie we still get the multiple POV’s with bits and pieces to everyone else’s lives. There’s just one crazy plot thrown into the mix.

This time old man (Virtullo?!) has a plan to leave a legacy but not with his own living child. He wanted a child from Eve. Creeper. We know Eve can’t conceive but what we didn’t know will surprise you. You’re in for one of those WTF moments and how is this going to happen?!

I wasn’t drawn to this story as much as the first and second book. I am very happy with the way everything turned out. Beckett and Eve deserved happiness and Debra Anastasia managed to give them one hell of an HEA. Not just to Beckett and Eve but to The Brotherhood. Even Ryan got one. Go Midian!!!

Thanks to all the craziness and jammed packed action, we can now say Poughkeepsie is a safe place for Beckett and his gang to continue their lives.

-YaYa

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“I’m not worried about tomorrow. I’m worried about right now, with you, under this Christmas tree.” Blake supported her neck as he laid her on the floor.
Livia turned her head. “You’d better convince me. So far you’ve talked about the dog going to the bathroom, trash, and dirtiness.”
Blake kissed her jaw and turned her head gently, kissing her mouth as she bit her lips together.
“Can’t I just convince you with my manly ways?” He wiggled his eyebrows.
He could, of course, do just that—but she shook her head. She loved the playful sparkle in his green eyes. His five o’clock shadow just made him more handsome, framing his kissable lips with scruff.
“Okay.” He put his fingers at the bottom of her shirt, lifting it gently so he could circle her belly button with his index finger. “You’re the sexiest, most beautiful woman on this planet. So sexy, in fact, that I had to have you. I had to make you bear my children because my universe and yours had to be combined. Everything I’ve ever been needed to be buried inside of you, so deep, so full of love that we created life. Twice.”
He lifted her shirt and kissed the tops of her breasts, whispering his devotion into her skin. “And it’s never enough. Unless I can hear you coming, I can’t think of anything else. All day every day. For years now. You’re that powerful, Livia. This. Us. It’s so intense that years haven’t cured me. I can’t stop wanting to make love to you.”
“Wow.” Livia smiled and pulled his face back to hers, kissing him and effectively stopping his beautiful words.

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New Release (Giveaway): The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

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Title: The Law of Moses
Author: Amy Harmon
Release Date: November 27, 2014
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Synopsis
If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.

It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.

And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.

And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all…a love story.

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Amy Harmon knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story.

Amy Harmon has been a motivational speaker, a grade school teacher, a junior high teacher, a home school mom, and a member of the Grammy Award winning Saints Unified Voices Choir, directed by Gladys Knight. She released a Christian Blues CD in 2007 called “What I Know” – also available on Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. She has written five novels, Running Barefoot, Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue, Making Faces and most recently, Infinity + One.

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Pre-Release (Excerpt & Giveaway): Idle Bloom by Jewel E. Ann

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Meet Oliver & Vivian in this sexy, quirky & emotional stand-alone. You will laugh, you will cry and most of all, you will not be disappointed!

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“What lies beneath my veiled perfection is the ugly truth—my truth, my reality, my destiny.”

Vivian Graham has an acceptance letter into Harvard, a badass tattoo, loyal friends, ties to marijuana, a penchant for Dunkin’ Donuts, and her pesky V-card.

Everyday she takes the Red Line to her job at The Green Pot in Boston while her friends enter the coveted, black iron gates to higher learning. The ramifications from a tragic accident have put her life on hold while time marches on for everyone around her.

After graduating from Harvard Law, Boston native, Oliver Konrad, moves to Portland to start his career and his life. Three years later, after a horrific discovery, he returns home to trade in his three-piece suit for leather work boots and his suburban home for a condo in Cambridge.

All he brought back to the East Coast was an aversion to pillows and secrets he keeps hidden behind a mysterious locked door. Oliver’s days are predictable and his nights are lonely until he meets Vivian on the subway. Her long raven hair, green eyes, and mile-long legs are achingly sexy, but the way she “innocently” fingers and licks her Boston Kreme doughnut can only be described in two words—complete torture.

When their paths cross at every turn, laughter is abundant, friendship is easy, and love is unintentional. However, their future seems improbable.

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“I don’t need panties.”

“I disagree,” he says with his back to me as he signs for the purchase at the counter. He takes the bag in one hand and grabs my hand with his other. “Shall we?” He leads me out of the store.

A, I have plenty of panties. B, I told you I don’t wear them sometimes because it makes me feel sexy.”

He opens my door and sets the bag by my feet after I get in. Then he leans down and brings his face a breath away from mine as his hand slides up my leg. His thumb eases past my shorts. He stops and shakes his head as the pad of it meets my bare sex, no underwear.

My face contorts into a grimacing smile as my shoulders rise into a guilty shrug. He presses his thumb to my now wet center. My mouth relaxes as I suck in a breath and try to close the distance between our lips. He moves his head back just enough to deny me. He grins then moves his thumb a little higher. I moan as he rubs slow circles.

“How do you feel?” he whispers.

“G–good.” I grip the side of the seat and let my head fall back.

“What else?”

“Turned … on.” I close my eyes.

“What else?”

I tilt my hips up as he works me up so high I fear my own reaction to the impending fall.

“Oli …”

He speeds up, pressing his lips to my neck, and when his teeth graze over my sensitive skin I lose it.

“What. Else?” he whispers in my ear as the blinding sensation rips through me.

“Sexy … I feel … sexy.” I try to catch my breath while my head’s still spinning.

He kisses me hard then shuts my door.

I hate that I have no self-control to deny him giving me an orgasm while parked with the door open on a public street. Now he’s sporting a ridiculously smug grin as he pulls out into traffic.

“What was the point of that?” I break the silence.

“I wanted to prove that I make you feel sexy. Now that you know that, you can start wearing underwear.”

“What does it matter if no one else can see that I’m not wearing underwear?”

“First, some of the dresses you wear are awfully short. Second, I know you’re not wearing underwear and I don’t like walking around saluting everyone I pass.”

“Saluting?”

He shoots me a you-know-what-I-mean look.

“Whatever, you’re just being weird.”

“I’m being a guy.”

“That’s what I said. You’re being weird.”

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About

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Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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Book Review: Suddenly Famous by Heather Leigh

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Title: Suddenly Famous (A Famous Novella)
Author: Heather Leigh
Length: 120 pages
Release Date: November 9, 2014
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis
Ryker Bancroft is the hottest new actor in the world. Catapulted to overnight stardom when he signs on to star in a world-wide phenomenon, his life becomes a chaotic mess.

His newfound stardom comes with a lot of fans. Specifically screaming, hysterical, sometimes violent female fans. Ryker finds that doing everyday things, such as leaving his apartment, becomes impossible without ending up surrounded by mobs of people.

A terrible incident causes a case of PTSD in the young actor, turning him into a nervous, lonely wreck. When he meets the vivacious Leah Quinn-Slade at a VIP opening of the trendy new Verve nightclub in New York City, he may have found someone who can help him get past his demons.

***Suddenly Famous is a companion novella to the Famous Series. It is not a stand-alone book***

Michelle's Review
If you’ve read the other Famous Series, you have already meet yummilicious Ryker Bancroft.  I liked how this book was a little bit different from the other Famous Series.  You get the sexy times and how he and Leah fall in love, but you also get the dark side of being famous.  My heart broke for Ryker and his PTSD after a horrific situation at a premiere for one of his films.  The guilt that he had endured and suffered makes you think about the real life Hollywood celebrities out there.  Let’s face it everyone, they are real people, with real feelings.  They were Joe Schmoo or Plain Jane before they were  “famous”.

Ryker’s struggles were hard to read and I just wanted to go inside my Ipad and hug him.  Yet, thankfully with the help of a good therapist and Leah being by his side, he really flourishes and takes all necessary precautions of being famous.  You can read this as a standalone, since it’s really a novella, but I would recommend you read the entire Famous Series.  You get a more detail description on the life of a celebrity and the struggles they must deal with on a daily basis.

At the end of the book, please read Heather’s Random End of Book Stuff, she puts everything in perspective regarding celebrities.  Thank you Heather.

– Michelle

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New Release (Book Review, Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway): The King by Tiffany Reisz

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Title: The King (The White Years #2)
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Genre: Erotic
Length: 448 pages
Rating: 5 stars, SHORTIES APPROVED

Synopsis
Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan’s kink kingdom.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side—handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder—Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM club: a dungeon playground for New York’s A-list that’ll change the scene forever.

The club becomes Kingsley’s obsession—and he’s enlisted some tough-as-nails help. His new assistant Sam is smart, secretive and totally immune to seduction (by men, at least). She and Kingsley make a wicked team. Still, their combined—and considerable—expertise in domination can’t subdue the man who would kill their dream. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won’t rest until King’s dream is destroyed. It’s one man’s sacred mission against another’s.

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This is story of a King, and how he built his kingdom.

Yaya:
I never go in expecting any less because at this point I would 5 star Tiffany’s shopping list.  Each of the Original Sinners books have sucked me in deeper and deeper into their personal stories that I’ll never find my way out.  Not like I want to anyways and just like The Saint, The King has brought my emotions towards this series to an even higher level. She does such a fantastic job captivating and awakening all of my senses as I’m reading.  You think you knew it all from the first four books, novellas, or short stories, think again.  Nothing like turning back the clocks and starting from the very beginning.

Michelle:
Tiffany Reisz has done it yet again with The King.  If you follow Tiffany on Twitter, you know she has the funniest sense of humor and it shows here with The King via Kingsley Edge.  If you’ve read any of Tiffany’s books (and if you haven’t why are reading this review, get to it and start with The Siren), then you already know Kingsley is one funny mofo.

Kingsley goes off to England to visit Grace and Zach Easton and he finally gets to meet baby Fionn.  The purpose of his visit is give a gift for baby Fionn and to tell Grace the story of how the 8th Circle came to life.

Grace:
I went into this book with an expectation of how the story would be, only for that expectation to be blown to bits by the author.  And before you misinterpret that statement, just look at my rating.  My point is that I expected a light fun book about Kingsley and his shenanigans (if you read Seize The Night, that word choice was intentional). Don’t worry, there are plenty of Kingsley shenanigans.  What I didn’t expect was the deep level of emotion to this book.

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I always saw Kingsley is the fun loving, lover of all.  I didn’t realize how affected he would be at the loss of love, or how hard he would fight for it.  This is the man who gets everything he wants, right?  Maybe not.

His experiences with Søren as a teenager, profoundly impacted him. Spending years apart, his connection to the man who broke him, doesn’t change.  But without the powerful man in his life, there is a sadness about him.  A broken quality, worse that the pain Søren inflicted years prior.

“I look at the future, and I see nothing.  It’s all black.  I have no dreams, no visions, no hope.  And you don’t even want me anymore like you used to.”

Michelle:
As a reader of the Original Sinners Series, I was always curious on how the 8th Circle got its name and how it became the biggest kink club in NYC.  We get a thorough account on how Kingsley made the 8th Circle his Kingdom for Søren. Kingsley hasn’t seen or heard from Søren in over 11 years so having this night with Justin who reminds him of Søren, is what the doctor ordered. Let’s just say this was one hot brutal scene that Justin loved.

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Then one day he receives the call from Søren himself and Kingsley is at a loss.  Søren needs Kingsley help to get Nora (or rather Eleanor) out of trouble. Søren reminds Kingsley of a conversation they had a long time ago of finding their perfect match and that he’s found her. Kingsley is intrigued and helps Søren out.  Søren tells Kingsley “I found her”.  If you’ve read The Prince, who will get the reference.

Grace:
When Søren returns to his life, now as a Priest, Kingsley’s sadness begins to fade.  His spirits rise and he has a new purpose.  This book truly captures Kingsley’s love for Søren.  It was heartbreaking, yet beautiful at the same time.

YaYa:
Apart for 11 years and yet the first moment they see each other it’s like no time has gone by at all.  Am I the only one who wanted to sit on King’s lap and tell him how much I love him? I can’t help it. I thought Søren would be the one to ever break me.  I just felt so much hurt for King and what he was going through.  Oh, he was stubborn, sarcastic and of course kinky as always, but how that man loves is unexplainable.  11 years?!  How? How do you love someone after so long?  But that’s the beauty of it all. These characters are made for one another.

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Michelle:
I was Laughing Out Loud literally through parts of the book.

“Kingsley, I believe your ex-girlfriend current submissive is attempting to tell you your bartender is a lesbian.” “Why are you in my office?” Kingsley demanded. “You summoned me,” Søren reminded him. “When did you start doing what I asked you to do?” “I promise, it won’t happen again,” Søren said, standing up. If you have no further need of me my divinely inspired quest to build the largest kink club in the world, I have a homily to write.”
God I freaking adore Søren.

And Kingsley’s one track mind . .
“Why can’t we have phone sex like normal perverts?” Kingsley asked.
“The story is found in 1 Kings, chapter three.”
“So that’s a no to phone sex?”

I shed a tear or two as well.  The things Kingsley went through was gut wrenching.  The love he has for Søren, undeniable yet so sad to read. Just reading the love Kingsley and Søren have for one another reminds me of that song by Journey “Faithfully”.

“You looked for me,” Kingsley said again. This time it wasn’t a question. “And I didn’t find you.” “Why didn’t you tell me you looked for me?” Kingsley asked. “What does it matter? Søren was quiet now, but his voice still resonated.

Grace:
Two characters you may expect to see in this book, but really don’t, are Nora and Juliette.  The latter doesn’t come into the story at all.  That is for another time, I suppose.  As for Nora, she is often discussed between Kingsley and Søren, but she doesn’t take part in any of the scenes, other than in appearance.  I loved when Kingsley sees Nora for the first time, and immediately recognizes something in her that Søren does not.  Who knew he was so perceptive?

YaYa:
Grace I’m with you on the first time King sees Nora.  Who would’ve known right?  He also felt the connection.  You know, King may have built that kingdom, but it’s the Priest they all follow.

Michelle:
I found it interesting how Kingsley was at a destructive phase in his life. He needed to hire a new personal assistant, but all the ones he’s ever had he ends up messing it up.  Enter Sam.  She’s beautiful, funny and a lesbian and, of course, Kingsley wants her (so what else is new).  She ends up playing a crucial role in making his dream come true.

Grace:
I was a bit confused with the direction of the story, as Kingsley is telling his story to Grace.  But I should never doubt the talents of this author. She brings everything together and it all makes sense.  Also, while I have never truly recovered from the ending of The Mistress, I liked Grace’s role within this story, even as a small one.  It made me understand everything that went down, a bit better.  Still not past it, but I’m slowly getting there.

YaYa:
Well my dear Grace, there you entered by the Grace of God.  Slick Tiffany, very slick.  Even more knowing it was Magdalena who predicted all of this.  People get your bible studies on.  It will help you understand the significance of these characters even more.

This book truly exposes all of Kingsley’s vulnerabilities and how with determination, he built his dream.

YaYa:
Hold off Grace, this didn’t only show Kingsley’s vulnerabilities. What about Søren?  He begged King to help his Eleanor.  How’s that for the Top Sadist to be on the other side?  Priceless.  I fall in love with him more and more.  Didn’t bother me not one bit Eleanor wasn’t a part of this story.  She was so young during these times and our Nora always gets the spotlight no matter what.  Look at what King calls her, The Virgin Queen.  But Sam, Blaise, Irina and the woman behind Søren and King’s expertise, Magdalena, now that’s a way to bring a story to life.

Grace:
With Kingsley’s dream, he brings together a group, previously outcasts, giving them a place to expose their true selves.  A place where his true love can rule with dominance.  And the rest is history, or so they say.

YaYa:
Someone just tell Tiffany I’d like to worship her and is there an 8th Circle out there I can become a part of?  Thank You.

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Side note: It didn’t really fit into our review, but we all loved Maggie’s inclusion in this story.  We shed a tear, knowing what we know happens, but we loved her spirit.
“Daniels’s not my toy.  I’m his.”

– YaYa, Michelle and Grace
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**An ARC was received for an honest review.

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Excerpt

“How much trouble am I in for getting out of the car without permission?” Kingsley asked.

“None,” Søren said, and Kingsley was wildly disappointed. “Let’s go. We can make it  back to school by tonight.”

Kingsley followed him back to the car. The driver opened the door for them. When they were alone again, Kingsley said, “Or…”

“Or what?” Søren demanded.

“Or we could find a hotel and fuck in a real bed for once.”

“We’re not on a date. And here I was wondering where the real Kingsley had gone.”

“What do you mean?” he asked as the driver opened the car door for them. He slipped inside and Søren followed. They were on the road again before Søren answered.

“When you were with Claire—I wasn’t sure you were the same Kingsley I know and barely tolerate.”

“Why? Because I like kids?”

“You were good with her.”

“Kids are fun,” he said. What else was there to say?

“I never considered you would like children.”

“Well…I do. So what?”

“Nothing,” Søren said, laughing to himself. “Nothing at all.”

“I know you see me as some kind of pervert,” Kingsley said. “But believe or not, I am a human being. Yes, I like kids. I might want kids someday. I don’t have much of a family anymore. If I want a family I’ll have to make my own. Sometimes I have thoughts that don’t have anything to do with sex. I’m not just your toy, you know. I have feelings and—”

His impassioned “I have feelings” speech ended abruptly when Søren grabbed him hard by the back of the hair and brought his mouth down in a brutal kiss. Kingsley almost pulled away so he could finish his tirade before realizing he wanted the kiss so much more than the fight.

Kingsley returned the kiss with equal and greater passion. Søren yanked Kingsley’s jacket off him and threw it on the floorboard. Kingsley pulled his own shirt off and rolled on to his back on the bench seat. He’d remember the sensation of leather on his bare back all his life.

“Have you ever had sex in the back of a Rolls Royce?” Kingsley asked, trying not to rip Søren’s shirt in his rush to unbutton it. He needed Søren’s skin on his skin right now.

“No,” Søren said. “But ask me that question again in an hour.”

Before Kingsley could respond to that, Søren grabbed his wrists, pinned them over Kingsley’s head and kissed him again—deeper, slower, but no less punitive. Kingsley groaned, and Søren slapped a hand over his mouth.

“Quiet,” Søren said into Kingsley’s ear. “We aren’t alone, and I’ll gag you until you choke if I have to. Understand?”

Kingsley nodded against Søren’s hand. A curtain and partition separated them from the driver. He couldn’t see them, but if they were loud enough, he could hear them. He’d disobeyed Søren’s orders to stay in the car, he’d yelled at him and talked back. He was going to get it this time.

Good.

Søren kissed him again. Kingsley kept his sounds of pleasure to a minimum even when Søren reached between their bodies, unzipped Kingsley’s pants, and stroked him hard.

Every muscle in Kingsley’s stomach tightened. He sucked in his breath sharply from the shock of pleasure. It took every bit of self-control not to moan audibly.

“You like this?” Søren asked.

“God, yes, so much,” Kingsley said, lifting his hips against Søren’s hand. He spoke in French and English. He was about to lose control of more than his language skills if

Søren didn’t stop touching him like that.

“I think you like it too much.” Søren rose up on his knees and looked down at Kingsley.

“I don’t. I really don’t. I like it exactly as much as you want me to.”

“You’re pathetic when you’re turned on.”

“I am so pathetic right now.”

About

Tiffany

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself.

She lives in Portland, Oregon. If she couldn’t write, she would die.

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Interview

Do you have a favorite book or author you like to recommend? Do you have a comfort read?
I have a set of books I regularly recommend to people. Want to read amazing literature? Read my favorite novel of all time All the King’s Men by Kentucky author Robert Penn Warren. Want to read the most moving love story I’ve ever read? Read The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox. My comfort reads are Sherlock Holmes short stories and Agatha Christie’s Poirot novels.

What is your guilty pleasure?
I’d need to feel guilt to have a guilty pleasure. Buying office supplies I don’t need is probably the closest I get to a guilty pleasure. I buy them and think about all the people out there who don’t have awesome office supplies like I do and I feel bad for them.

Favorite Meal?
Coffee and an ice cream sandwich is my version of a “Power Lunch.” The combination of tastes is glorious.

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
My non-writer dream job is train engineer (what? I like trains). My realistic non-writer job would be working in a bookstore. That’s what I was doing when I started my writing career.

If you could time travel, what time period would you visit?
I would have to pick Palestine in the time of Jesus Christ. I have so many questions to ask him!

What made you write Søren and Nora?
Zach Easton did. He came first. Once I had my stuffy Type A British editor nursing a broken heart in need of mending, I conceived of a Wild Child American woman to be his perfect foil and drive him nuts until he gets his head on straight. But I wanted Nora to be able to relate to Zach who was going through a separation from his wife so I had to have Nora separated from someone who was like a spouse to her as well and that’s where Søren came from—he was Nora’s ex-something who she’d never gotten over and knew she never would. Creating the happy endings for Zach, Nora, and Søren in the series has been the most fun I’ve ever had writing.

What gives you inspiration when writing your characters?
Everything. Biographies I’ve read, people I’ve known and loved, people I’ve known and hated. Søren was based on God the Father which is why he’s so scary and so loving. The Old Testament depicts God as being both sadistic and compassionate and that makes for a wonderfully rich character. He’s a joy to write because he’s got these two seemingly diametrically opposed personality traits but in reality they’re just him being him.

Did you get any response from the Catholic Church when you published your books?
Nah. The Catholic Church has better things to do than worry about me. I have lots of Catholic fans. Catholics are good at making fun of themselves. I should know. I am one.

What has been the most exciting has happened in your latest writing endeavor?
The best part of writing is when I get it. There’s always a Eureka! moment about two or three drafts into a book when I realize exactly what I have to do to make the book work.  It’s like solving a puzzle or figuring out a math formula or striking oil. Just the best feeling.

Who is/are your favorite book characters?
Other people’s books:
Xas the angel from The Vintner’s Luck.
Sarah from The Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears (I have never loved a female character in a book like I loved Sarah)
Lord Crane in The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles

OCharacters in my books:
Mick will always be my Angel
Sheridan’s my favorite minor character because she’s just so sexy and yet looks so innocent
Grace (sigh…I loved writing her)
Merrick in Seize the Night – I based him on Mercutio from Romeo & Juliet and like Mercutio, he stole the show

What’s your favorite quote from THE KING?
Upon seeing sixteen-year-old Nora do bodily harm to an obnoxious teenage boy, Kingsley gets slightly aroused and says to himself, “You little sociopath, fuck me until I forget I’m French.”

What will be your next read?
I don’t know! So many great books to choose from. Since it’s almost Christmas I’ll probably read Jesus: A Pilgrimage by Jesuit priest James Martin. I adore Father Martin’s books on his spiritual journey.

What was it like to write an entire novel from Kingsley’s POV?
Fun! Kingsley is a joy to write. He feels everything deeply. Pain and pleasure and longing. He could have been a cliché, the French Don Juan, but more than anything he desperately wants to be a father. That tension between his libertine tendencies and his desire to have children make for some fun drama to write.

Do you have a personal favorite character in the series that you like to write more about than the others?
Søren. I get so happy when I can put Søren in a scene. He just throws everyone and everything in a tizzy when he shows up and he’s just standing there in the center of the chaos being calm and stately and sadistic.

Can you give us a concrete overview of what’s next in store for this series or are there other projects as well that you’re working on?
Yes! So…book seven in THE ORIGINAL SINNERS series is The Virgin. We already know that at a point in Mistress Nora’s past, before she was Mistress Nora, she and Søren got into the fight of fights, and she left him. She hid from him in her mother’s convent because no men are allowed inside and she knew she’d be safe there. While hiding out at the abbey, she meets a young beautiful novice who changes her life. Meanwhile Kingsley runs off to Haiti to lick his wounds after a personal crisis and meets Juliette. You get two erotic romances in The Virgin for the price of one! Nora and her young nun.  Kingsley and Juliette.  Oh, and you see King and Søren wearing kilts. So there is that.

Is the BDSM club based on a real club?
Yes! The old Playboy clubs used to give their members keys. And the leather clubs (gay leather fetish clubs) had the flag and hanky system that’s used at The 8th Circle.

Was the vision of Søren as Alexander Skarsgard came from him… or when you saw Alexander he just clicked as the vision of Søren?
Actually Søren looks nothing like Alexandar Skarsgard and I’d never ever cast Alexander Skargard to play him in the movie. I wrote The Siren back in 2003/2004 and Søren’s look was vaguely based on Jeremy Irons. If I were to cast Søren now, I’d choose Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Now HE does look like Søren. Absolutely.

Do you have a favorite adult website & if yes… what is it?
Nope. Not really.

Kingsley’s time spent with the French Foreign Legion has had a huge impact on the man he’s become. Will we learn anymore about that time in his life?
I have no plans on writing about that time in his life in detail. I prefer writing about my Sinners when they’re all together. They’re at their best when the three of them—Nora, Søren, and Kingsley—are in close proximity to each other.

Was there a particular arc for Original Sinners you had planned on that didn’t pan out? If there was, are you willing to share any tidbits?
Well, I had early ideas that were discarded as the series progressed. I thought about killing Kingsley in The Mistress. I always knew I wanted to do a story where Nora was in real danger and had to have someone who wanted to kill her so years ago I thought I’d write about her running off to Ireland to hide from Søren and Wesley drama and she’d get kidnapped by the IRA. I know. Terrible idea. But that desire to put her in real danger led to the plot of The Mistress.

Which character (out of any of your books) are you most surprised by your readers’ reaction?  I love how you reveal little bits and pieces of each character slowly.
Thank you! I was pleasantly surprised by how much readers loved Michael and Griffin’s characters in The Angel. I get requests daily for more Mick and Griff stories. I never dreamed a love affair between a 17 year-old boy recovering from a suicde attempt and a 29 year-old ex-drug addict trust fund baby would resonate with readers so much. But it did!

What do you have in store for your readers once this series is finished?
So many weird wonderful books! I hope anyway. The book I just finished writing is called The Angels’ Share and it’s a story of forbidden love, bourbon, and revenge set in Kentucky. Erotic suspense!

Are you a plotter or a pantser? (when you write)
Both. I plot but the book always surprises me so I often have to throw out the outline and start over. Basically I just write and rewrite and rewrite and rewrite until the book reveals its secrets to me.

If you could change places with one of your characters for a day- who would it be and what would you do?
I want to be Kingsley for a day so I could have sex with all the beautiful perverts of Manhattan—men and women. We’d wear out the leather in the Rolls Royce.

You’ve talked about wishing your books would be banned more. Do you think THE KING is the one to do it?
I don’t really want my books to be banned. It’s quite a nightmare I hear when they are. But if any book was going to do it, The King has a good shot. So much sex and violence and kink and more sex…

Was there one book in the series that was harder to write than the others?
They were all nightmarishly hard to write and took twelve drafts, all of them. But The Siren was probably the hardest since I was starting from scratch. With the other books I at least had some characters I already knew to work with. The Saint was probably the next hardest simply because I had to throw out almost the entire first draft and start over. But that’s the book business for ya.

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Book Review: Coming For You by JA Huss

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Title: Coming For You (Dirty, Dark and Deadly #3)
Author: JA Huss
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Erotic
Length: 218 pages
Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis
James, Harper, and Sasha are products of their environment. Born into a secret organization that runs a global shadow government, and taught to kill since they were small, they find themselves both indispensable and expendable to all the people they used to trust.

Twenty-eight year old James Fenici has been an assassin since he was sixteen. He’s amassed debts and favors from countless Company brothers and participated in hundreds of Company jobs. But there are not enough favors in the world to clear his debt and make him worthy of the only girl he’s ever wanted.

Eighteen year old Harper Tate is the girl who doesn’t exist. Born and raised on a megayacht in a tropical paradise, she was destined to be a secret until now. No history, no records, and taught to have no opinions or ambition of her own, Harper is suddenly presented with more choices than she can handle.

Thirteen year old Sasha Cherlin is the girl who knows everything and understands nothing at all. Her future is filled with vengeance and death, but her dreams are filled with hope and a promise. A promise who no longer wants her.

The game is on, the pieces are in place, and the players have everything to lose. But who can you trust when everyone’s a traitor?

Grace Review
My first thoughts after finishing this book: my head hurts!  Now, don’t take that the wrong way and assume I didn’t enjoy this book.  I did, but not many books require me to think so much.  Some books are a light read, some are brainless.  This book is neither.  It is complex.  I initially had this book on text-to-speech, but had to turn that off because I was getting confused.  This book requires your full attention or you too, will get lost.

“So you are an assassin?”
“No. I told you, I’m the control.”
“So Control is your code name?”

Told from three POVs – James, Harper, and Sasha – we get a different perspective as to what is going on.   The multiple POVs and various names for each character (James goes by three different names), along with the history of The Company, it was easy to lose track of what happened.

One thing they all seem to agree on, to varying levels, James is a bit crazy.  You might be too if you went thru what he went thru.

“I can’t decide if you’re a brazen fool, an evil mastermind, or a gentle man.”

It amazed me how The Company turned on him.  As their best assassin, he seemed to do anything they asked in the past.  But that all seemed to be a ploy.

Everyone seems to bring up James’ crazy state as to why he couldn’t be trusted.  But from his POV, you can see he has a good purpose – saving and protecting Harper and Sasha.  Does he manipulate them and mislead them at times?  Yes, but I believed he had the best intentions in doing so.

In this story, we are introduced a new character, Vincent.
Who the fuck?  That was my first thought.
Go away!  My second thought.

He throws a wrench into the whole James/Harper promise and I was not pleased, as you might have noticed.   I won’t give away his connection to the two, but like Harper, I really struggled with whether he had good intentions and was just trying to have a chance.   The verdict is still out, but I don’t think he’s a douche like Harper’s dad, The Admiral.  This guy . . . I can’t even!

Anyway, let’s switch to who I did love.

FORD FUCKING ASTON

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Oh yes, my friends, he makes an appearance in this book.  It’s not a big part, but that didn’t stop me from squealing.  I’m not above squealing.

While Harper and James are separated a good portion of the book, I had to wonder if this book would have any sex.  Have no fear!  There is some, if you wanted it.  But there is a bit of author trickery in it all that had me yelling at my kindle.  I’m not sure why I always fall for this, but take a deep breath like I did.  Everything will be ok.

“We met years ago.  We drifted apart to become these two people.  And now we’re back together.  One soul, cut in half, reunited.”

The story culminates with an evening to celebrate “the promise” and a lot goes down.  It’s pretty violent.  Note to self: don’t hang out at a party with assassins in the mix.  That can never end well.

This book closes some doors on some stories.  Harper and James’ story is over.  But we’ll hear more from Merc soon, and, AND, we get at least one book about Sasha and Nick.  *happy dance*

With this series, the author has taken us on a wild ride.  Where no one can be trusted and everyone has motives to turn on one another.  But love still finds a way.

– Grace

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In preparation for the release of The King by Tiffany Reisz on 11/25, we thought we’d ask this very difficult question.  If you aren’t familiar with The Original Sinners, we suggest you check it out.  All of the books below have received 5 stars from all three of us.  They are MUST READS!!!  In our giveaway, you can enter to win book 1, The Siren.

 

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Book Review: Nights With Him by Lauren Blakely

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Title: Nights With Him (Seductive Nights #4)
Author: Lauren Blakely
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 350 pages
Rating: 4.5 stars

Synopsis

A sensual, sexy, standalone romance novel in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Seductive Nights Series by Lauren Blakely…

Jack Sullivan is a Sex Toy Mogul.

An extremely eligible bachelor in New York, he’s the full package,right down to his full package. Hell, this man could be the model forone of the toys his company, Joy Delivered, peddles. Instead, he’s the powerful and successful CEO and he’s got commitment issues a mile-longafter the tragic way his relationship with his fiancée ended.

He’s looking for a way to erase the pain and that arrives in the form of Michelle Milo. From her pencil skirts to her high heels, she’s his perfect fantasy, especially since she has no idea who he is the night they meet at a hotel bar. He doesn’t have a clue either that she’s the brilliant psychologist his sister has arranged for him to see to help him get over his past. She’s simply the stunning woman he takes to bed that night and delivers many Os of joy too.

His touch helps her forget that other man.

When he shows up at her office door the next day, there’s no way in hell she’s going to treat him after they’ve slept together. Jack isn’t willing to let go of the first woman he’s felt anything for in years so he proposes a deal – share her nights with him for thirty days. At the end of one month of exquisite pleasure, they walk away, having helped each other move on from their haunted pasts.

But soon, all those nights threaten to turn into days as the lines between lust and matters of the heart start to blur. Can two people soterribly afraid of love truly fall head over heels?

**NIGHTS WITH HIM is a standalone full-length novel in the bestselling SEDUCTIVE NIGHTS series following the love affair of a new couple.**

Michelle's Review

Let me start this review with WOW! Yup, HOLY CRAP THIS ONE WAS, WOW! If you’ve read my previous review of Lauren’s book Melt for Him, you already know I love Lauren’s books. This book you can read as a standalone, but why would you? You must start with the first Seductive Nights, Night After Night (Julia and Clay’s story).

Michelle Milos is a prominent psychologist for those who have love and intimacy issues. She’s smart, sexy, a certified owner of many B.O.B.s (ahem) but does not want to give her heart to any man (side note, if you’ve read the previous Seductive Nights books, you understand why, just don’t want to give out too many spoilers if you are only intending to read this book).

Sex toy mogul and most eligible bachelor, is the CEO of Joy Delivered. His sister Casey is the brains, he’s the numbers guy. Yet with all his success, he’s emotionally unavailable, especially after losing his fiancée so tragically. His sister encourages him to finally see someone and he relents. Little did he know that the one woman he had hot scorching sexy times with would be said shrink!

Yup, as soon as they realize the next day (not really sharing anything from their personal lives), that Jack would be Michelle’s newest patient. As soon as they realize that the spark they both ignited the night before will not sizzle, Michelle suggests he see another psychologist for his “intimacy issues”.

Although Michelle was quite hesitant to start anything with Jack (especially if she knows some of his back story regarding his “issue), she agrees to a 30 days, no-strings attach relationship with Jack. Although Jack is still feeling guilty about his previous relationship, he cannot seem to get enough of Michelle. He is a hot dirty talker but Michelle does not hold back either.

What I really enjoy about Lauren’s writing of a female heroine, she doesn’t make her mousy or weak. All the women she has written whether in her contemporary romance novels or even her erotica novels, they are strong, independent women that knows what they want. Although Michelle was very hesitant at first to even consider giving her heart to Jack, she does it. There is a bit of drama, but nothing that will make you throw your book around. And, of course, there’s an HEA.

I could not put this book down, the storyline did not drag, the sex was scorching hot, the dirty talking was sizzling. I didn’t want to stop reading this book. I know that Lauren will be continuing the Seductive Series with some new characters that have been mentioned in the other books. I cannot wait.

– Michelle

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New Release (Excerpt, Playlist & Giveaway): Bend Don’t Break by Skye Callahan

Bend Don't Break
Bend don’t Break by Skye Callahan
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Available November 18, 2014

Synopsis
I thought I was done.

my End

I couldn’t take my eyes off her as the bullet tore through me, leaving me with nothing but the hope that I had done enough to save her. The darkness tried to engulf me—to brand me as its own and drag me to my fate.

my Darkness

Waking to see her tear-stained face above me was enough to make my heart stutter. I was alive

and free from that place—but not from the toll it had taken on my mind and body.

my Strength

My story should have ended, but one woman kept standing in the way of that. The only way I could have her was to find a way to put the darkness to rest.

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Excerpt

“She’s fine,” Dr. Combs assured me. “But I don’t think it would be in the best interest for either of you to see each other. You put yourself in a dangerous situation with her.”
Put myself? Last I checked I wasn’t the one to drag her into the Retreat. “I kept her alive and slightly less broken than she would have otherwise been.”
“The two of you adapted to a horrible situation, found comfort in each other—”
I didn’t want to hear it.
Stockholm Syndrome.
I wondered if the captor could get it, too. Was I even the captor? It seemed like I’d lost control of the situation long ago.
But I’d still been the one to beat her, rape her, bend her will.
Just like she’d bent mine.
I wanted her back so bad I couldn’t breathe. The more we talked about it, the worse it got. The harsh reality of it all forced me to face the possibility that I had to walk away if I wanted to do what was in her best interest.
“How long until I can talk to Trent?” I tried again, drawing back a modicum of control by changing the course of the conversation.
Dr. Combs sighed and snapped her portfolio closed. “If it’ll get you to talk, I’ll make the arrangements on one condition.”
I’d already sold my soul, there weren’t many more concessions I had left to give.
“I need to know you’re not going to try to reach out to Rose—or anyone else.”
Did that mean there was a chance she’d see me? Or was Dr. Combs convinced I’d stalk and abduct her anyway? That was quite a laughable possibility, but some sick-as-fuck part of me considered it.

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Ten Fun Facts
1. I love cars, and I write most of my books while watching Top Gear. I’d prefer the sound of an Aston Martin over any music sound track.
2. I once based a character in a story on my husband, and the character died. He never lets me live it down, but don’t bother trying to figure it out, I never released that book.
3. I’m not terribly good at being girly–I don’t wear makeup, only own 4 pairs of shoes, and I’ve never had a manicure.
4. I learned to handle a gun before I learned long division.
5. While most of the people in my graduate research classes were buried in books, I was glued to the TV researching the evolving portrayal of “Indianness”.
6. I have a phobia of crickets.
7. Yuengling is my weakness.
8. I have penguin stuff everywhere–even a penguin snuggie because I couldn’t resist.
9. I enjoy long walks in the cemetery.
10. Nearly everyone in my family has seen a ghost in the hallway in the house I grew up in, and I was told by a Bigfoot expert that the sounds I used to hear outside my bedroom at night were likely the cries of Bigfoot.

Irrevocable

Irrevocable by Skye Callahan

Synopsis

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Sometimes when you can’t go back, the only way out is to descend into the darkness.

my Captor

When I woke in that place, I just wanted to survive. But survival came at a cost, for which they demanded my will and body.

my Master

With pain came acceptance. Fully-dependent on the man who claimed me, I learned to appreciate what I had-life and relative safety.

my Protector

I watched him spill blood and tend my injuries. With betrayal came a revelation.

The only way out was to bring them all down or die trying.

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Reviews
“Not only did Irrevocable gut me, it took me on a roller coaster ride full of emotions that I usually don’t experience while reading romances…. You start to hate, you start to sympathize, and you begin to fall in love in every way. Ms. Callahan has turned my world upside down with her writing. Dark, sensual, and at times overwhelming, Irrevocable will bring you on a dark journey that you will never forget.” Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads TOP PICK of 2014!

“You HAVE to read this book. It really is one of the best that I have read in a while, and definitely one of the best of 2014. It has everything I look for in a dark read. The twist that the author throws in is, just wow. I just cannot emphasis just how much I love this book!” Alicia, Mean Girls Luv Books

“Finally a good DARK read, that has it ALL…!! Overall – the characters drew me in, the situation jangled my nerves, the sexy scenes were HOT, and the story just blew me away.” Shelby, Wicked Reads

“Beautifully written! Great characters and story line. Skye made me a fan of dark reads. A must read for all who dare to step out of the light and into the darkness!” Summer’s Book Blog

About

Skye
Skye Callahan was born and raised in rural Ohio and has had an insatiable love of reading and writing since she was young. Thanks to the encouragement of teachers, family, and friends, she has found her passion in immersing herself in the imaginary worlds of the characters who live in her head.
Most of her early stories were paranormal, and although the paranormal world still has a special place in her imagination, her interest in BDSM and dark romance has led her to expand her writing endeavors.
Before she began writing full-time, she earned a M.A. in Public History and worked for a non-profit business consulting center. When she’s not indulging the voices in her head, she’s enjoying life with her husband and two ferrets.

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Other Works from Skye Callahan

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Bound and Unbroken
Genre: BDSM Romance
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Lena is about to discover pleasure in the things she can’t control.

To get even with her roommate for dragging her to a sports bar on a Friday night, Lena begins flirting with the handsome stranger who sits at the bar next to her. Their anonymous conversation leads to a shared cab ride, but Lena’s conscience puts a damper on the evening—leaving the near-fling to become a memory. Until she finds him roaming the halls of the school where she

Will she submit to his desires?

Eric’s only reason for returning to his hometown is to care for his recently orphaned nephew. He knew the return would involve dredging up his past with family and friends, but he didn’t expect a lone girl to capture his interest and offer an escape within his new life.

Will his binds be enough to keep her?

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Fractured Legacy
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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Kaylyn Anderson’s fascination with abandoned places and dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator. But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is real and pulls away from everyone she trusts. The opportunity to investigate the Teague Hotel–a long-abandoned landmark that has always piqued her curiosity–provides a chance to redeem herself.

Unraveling the hotel’s secrets won’t be easy, but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has been trapped in the building for decades.

If Kaylyn stands any chance of defeating the spirit, she’ll have to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow investigators that she hasn’t lost her mind.

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Genre: Urban Fantasy

Despite unanswered questions about the nameless entity that tried to steal her life, Kaylyn returns to the only kind of normal life she knows and takes on a new paranormal case.

After investing everything they have in a farm, an unsuspecting family discovers that their problems run much deeper than the poor upkeep of the house and land. Can Kaylyn and the other investigators uncover what’s behind the growing malicious activity? And how will they all deal with new warnings from beyond the divide?

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