Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Laura Kaye - HARD AS IT GETS - Release Day Blog Blitz and Review!

Tall, dark, and lethal...Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome — pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander's daughter. Loyalty won't let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.

With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn't expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.

Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge...

About Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye
New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller Laura Kaye is the author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.


You really can't go wrong with a book by Laura Kaye. I've read almost every one of her books and this one reminded why. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Hard as It Gets. The only complaint I have is that I have to wait for the next book in the series.

Nick Rixey is so incredibly sexy; he makes people fall in love with him (I know I did). He's a battle-scarred former soldier. What's not to love? Becca is perfect for him. She might seem like an innocent little goody-good (and she is in many ways), but she has more guts than most people and is very strong in her own way.

I'm not normally the tattoo type, but Nick Rixey makes me think twice about that (especially if he was the one doing the tattoo).

One of the best things about Hard as It Gets is that it's not just a romance novel. There is a real story there, a mystery of sorts, and it keeps you engrossed the whole way through. While Nick and Becca are falling in love, Nick is protecting Becca and helping to find her kidnapped brother. His former team is there with him, and even though they have their issues, they all pull together as one to help.

I highly recommend Hard as It Gets and give it 5 stars.

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Monday, November 25, 2013


My Today
My Way Series, Book Two
By: HJ Bellus


Lacey’s Story…

Covering up pain is easy. It’s keeping it tucked away that’s hard. I’ve always needed the cover of tattoos to hide the nasty past that leached its way into me, tainting me beneath my skin. Not the shiny, trendy tats, but the ugly broken kind, meant to keep the world at bay. If they weren’t enough, then my piercings, foul mouth and crazy hair usually did the trick. Life had taught me to never follow the rules, because when you do, you get burned.

That philosophy served its purpose, until I met someone who turned my life upside down. Milly, the little hoochie, stormed into my life and changed everything with her undying faith in me, her love and her shitty coffee concoctions. I found a family in Milly, and her sexy farm boy, Cree. She accepted me without hesitation, and never ran from the dark and dangerous secrets that I harbored. My new family loved me unconditionally, with their showers of sprinkles and impromptu dance parties. 

My life was perfectly imperfect until Tripp and his crazy-ass ideas of princesses. Our relationship is what most would describe as fuel meeting fire. We were both hell bent on burning each other to the ground. Tripp, fresh out of rehab, moved in with Milly and Cree to try and make a new life for himself. Tripp, the sexy as hell, charismatic beast, soon became one of my best friends. We shared our love of ice cream and tattoos as we blazed our own path that could only lead to a beautiful train wreck. The only question left is, will we set the countryside ablaze with our hot tempers and foul mouths, or will we paint our own happy ending filled with all the gushy shit normal people crave?


“How weird of a couple we are.  I’m short and plump, you are a tall, sexy Beast.  We are both way beyond repair.”

“I think it’s pretty damn sexy, if you ask me.”

“Really?  Of course you would…you are a typical horn dog.”

“Lacey, I really like you.  There is something about you that makes me want to have you all to myself.”

“You better only see me or I’d have to cut a bitch.”


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My Now & Forever
My Way Series, Book One


Whose parents abandon them in a trashy trailer when they are five years old? Oh Yeah! Mine do!

Hey Hoochies! I'm Milly, and I am tired of taking kicks to the gut. A broken family, an asshole husband and the loss of loved ones have left me crying Uncle, and declaring a serious case of the Fuck-Its! 

I had my heart broken, stomped on and shattered before I ever started on my journey to find my little piece of happiness. With a bucket list, a '66 Ford and wild dreams, I set out on an adventure that changed my life forever. Follow me on my journey that resurrected my inner badass.

I found my soul sista from another mista, and opened my dream shop along the way. Just when I gave up on finding true love, a pirate and a princess swept me off my ever lovin' feet and filled my world with sprinkles, mac n’ cheese and the courage to live again. They forced my fragile heart to trust and love without fear. 

Truth is, nobody’s past stays hidden forever. It’s an invisible monster waiting to attack and destroy. It has the capability to ruin everything you’ve worked to set right. All it takes is one final blow to the gut to end everything.

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 Meet HJ Bellus:

I'm just a simple girl who loves the country life.. .oh yeah! & a good corn dog! Throw in a little Vanilla Ice, and shits bound to get crazy! Be brave...

-Loves country life & music
-Gets the case of the "fuck-its" often
-Loves Big
-Hurts Big
-love corn dogs & candy.... & (sex & candaaay)
-My heart is happy writing!!!

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While Lacey and Tripp are not the typical characters I read about and I could in no way relate to much of their drama, I found myself pulling for them and really enjoying My Way.  I read the book in one sitting.  Both characters are severely damaged.  Tripp is a recovering drug addict and Lacey has many issues left over from a very bad childhood.  On the outside both characters seem overly confident.  Tripp is a former baseball player and Lacey is a tattoed hairdresser who seems to not have a care in the world about what anyone thinks, but as is usually the case, those that seem the strongest are sometimes the weakest.  Neither Lacey nor Tripp is strong enough to survive on their own, but when they join together they're love pulls them through and makes them stronger. 

 This book is in the New Adult genre and I recommend it to all "New Adults" - 20 something readers.  The story flows nicely and pulls you in. 

I give My Way 3.5 - 4.0 stars!



Monday, November 18, 2013

Determinism Review and Giveaway

At what point do you stop fighting the events that have long been predetermined by the course of fate?
Cara Savannah falls fast and falls hard. She always has. The problem is the kind of guys she falls for. They aren't interested in anything more than a one night stand. Finally fed up with the years of heartache and lack of meaningful relationships, she vows to turn over a new leaf. Cara is going to let love take a backseat and focus on herself. Most importantly- no more tattooed bad boys. The question is, how long can she manage to evade what fate has orchestrated for her?
Abel Mileski is every bit your typical bad boy on the exterior, but life’s left him broken and jaded. After years of meaningless sex with girls only seeing him for his good looks and tattoos, he sees no value within himself. Ready for a change, he shuts down his desires and immerses himself in his career. However, when fate intervenes, he is completely unprepared. Meeting Cara ignites his desires. She’s not fazed by his ink, and when he tries to charm her, he fails... Stunned by her instant dislike of him, he is determined to find out why.
After months of sexual tension, they make a decision that will forever change their lives. Will that decision be what ultimately wrecks them or brings them back together?

About the Author
LK Collins is first and foremost a dedicated wife and mother. She has always had a mad passion for reading and recently turned that passion into a love for writing. She writes sexy and erotic adult romance that is emotionally gripping. Fatalism, her debut novel, is available now on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Determinism, book two of the Life. Destiny. Fate Series will be available November 15, 2013. The series will consist of five books, which can be read in order or as stand-alone novels.


Drop your towel, Cara,” he commands.
            I look around my room like he’s here. Unsure as to why I am even considering doing this, I drop it. My breathing is quick, and he has my body tingling.
            “Did you do it?”
            “Good, now lie on your bed.”
            Again listening to his commands, I walk to the bed and sit down. Lying backwards, I stretch my naked body across the cool, white fabric.      
            I can hear his deep breathing into the phone. “Close your eyes and listen to me. Take your hands and caress your breasts. I want you to squeeze them just how you want me to do it for you.” I keep my mouth closed to try and muffle the noises wanting to escape me.
            “With the tips of yours fingers, pinch your nipples imagining that my body is lying on top of yours. I’m going to take my mouth and wrap it around one of your hard, pink nipples. I know they’re pink like your lips, Cara.”
            I can’t stop myself from moaning into the phone as I touch myself. It’s as though he’s here with me.
            “Good girl. Now take your other hand and slide it down your body. I want you to slowly explore every curve of yourself. Remember this is me doing this to you.”
            “Mmm-hmm,” I say as my left hand teases my nipple and my other slowly moves, gliding over my rib cage then to my hip.
            “Don’t touch yourself until I tell you,” he murmurs.
            “What are you doing?” I whisper.

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I  fell in love with Cara and Abel in Determinism.  While I liked Fatalism a lot, (review coming soon) I really loved Determinism.  Both Cara and Abel had issues with relationships.  Neither was ready for a commitment, but they could not be kept apart.

From the very beginning I found myself routing for Abel as he was pursuing Cara and seeming to get nowhere.  He was so sexy and confident.  Later on I found myself routing for Cara as she fell in love with Abel.   The scenes between the two of them were HOT and STEAMY!

I can't wait to see what happens next in this series.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars!

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