Monday, April 25, 2016

Review: Paper Dolls by Hanna Peach

My life comes down to this. Two faces. One choice. 

Salem is my twin sister. She loved me. She protected me. She forgave me, even after I failed her. I just got her back after searching for three long, lonely years. 

Then there’s Clay. Sweet yet intense and nursing a dark past of his own, he’s all the redemption I don’t deserve. He wants to open me up and know the insides of my soul. I want to let him, but I’m scared he’ll run from what he finds. 

But I can’t have them both. 

My name is Aria. I'm 18. And today, I must choose. One of the two people I love has to die. 

New Adult Romantic Suspense. 

“...steamy, suspenseful and completely enthralling. My mind was completely blown." ~ Just Let Me Read (Sammy)

“...unbelievably amazing. It’ll make you fall in love at first, stay at peace for a while and then completely shatter everything you knew.” ~ Hajar BookLover

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My 5 star review

I am absolutely stunned! I just got done reading this book and I am at a loss. I have typed, deleted, and re-typed this darn review so many time. 
This book was beyond anything you could ever imagine. I am a huge fan of Hanna Peach and I love all her books but this one tops them all.
Starting this book you can envision how the story will go but then the author takes you in a completely different direction. This book blew my mind and I could not put it down.
The characters in this book will forever be in your heart, I guarantee. Aria is my hero and what she went through is completely heartbreaking and breathtaking all at the same time. Then she overcame it in time and that is completely phenomenal.
Then you have Clay! He is an amazing character. When you hear or see the line "he will go to hell and back for me"....that is Clay.
I am rambling. I am sorry, but in all fairness I did tell you that I am at loss. When you read a book this is hard to form sentences.
All I know is that Paper Dolls is brilliant, mysterious, sad, and heartbreaking, soul ripping, lovely, beautiful, not your normal love story.
So go and get it because you will love it!!!

About Author:

Hanna is the bestselling author of the Bound romantic suspense series and the Dark Angel fantasy series. Although she writes in more than one genre she can't write a book without weaving together a complicated plot and filling it with twists. She writes what she believes: good people can do bad things, ordinary people can do great things and choose love above everything.

Eternally restless, Hanna has lived in Indonesia, Australia, Germany, Scotland, England, Croatia and Ireland - everything she owns fits into one suitcase. She's planning her next move with her gorgeous (and understanding) partner right now. If not writing, she can be found wandering a dusty market in Marrakesh or trekking a mountain in Peru, often using her travels as settings in her novels.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Interview with Author Sloane Howell

My interview with Sloane Howell

First I want to start by saying a HUGE thank you to Sloane Howell for agreeing to do this interview with me. I am a HUGE fan of his. (he is one of my top favorites!) I have read everyone of his books and they are all 5 stars in my book....or should I say on my Goodreads. But away you are here for him and not me....So

Enjoy the Interview!!!

1. What was it like Co-writing with Celia Aaron?

Horrible, just horrible I tell you! Nah, it was a lot of fun. I was actually surprised at how easy it was. We almost murdered each other once on a plot point, but we do that sometimes. The next day it's like okay, back to business as usual, and we move on. I think Celia said it best when she was telling someone about our book. I'm paraphrasing but it was like, "This book is a dirty joke competition that somehow turned into a novel." We knew it wouldn't be for everyone, and some people might hate it. But we'd both written heavy, emotional stories, with dark plot lines, and twists. We'd talked about writing some baseball for a while, and it was a perfect time to just let loose and have some fun. Write some comedy. And I think that helped make the process smooth.

2. Do you ever get nervous right before/during/after you hit that publish button?

Oh shit, absolutely. I never think a story is ready and I always think I can find a way to make it better. And I live in constant fear that the file I quadruple checked before I uploaded it, is a draft version riddled with typos. Not to mention the constant fear that people aren't going to like it, that it's going to suck, that there is a gaping plot hole. I worry about these things nonstop, and I imagine others do too. It's just part of the process.

3. What is your next project?

I'm working on The Panty Whisperer Volume 7 at this very moment. I haven't announced anything yet, but it's coming very shortly. Unfortunately, I can't say a whole lot more right now. Other than soon. :)

4. How does it feel to be on Amazon's Best Seller list?

It still doesn't feel real at all, to be honest. Celia and I were just completely shocked the entire time Cleat Chaser climbed the rankings. We were talking the week before about how insane it would be if we made it to the top 100 in the kindle store, and were laughing at the idea to be honest. When it kept going, all the way to #4 I think, it felt like we were in a dream the entire time. Like this cannot possibly be happening. So I guess, the main feeling I would say is "surreal". I couldn't be happier though.

5. When and where is your first book signing going to be?

As of now, my first signing is in July 2016. I'll be at RARE in Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm so pumped up about this trip. I cannot believe they're going to let me sit in a room with all of those big time authors. I'll probably faint when I walk through the door.

6. How do you find time to write, read, be a dad, and a husband? (Don't worry I don't stalk you?

Gosh, I really don't know. Don't sleep. <laughing> It's sometimes true. It's hard, not that I'm complaining at all. I would say most of the time comes out of reading, unfortunately. But I've missed some trips with boy and Mrs H, and sometimes they go and do things without me. My mother in law watches the boy a lot out at their farm, which is awesome because he can go run off energy, and play outside. I can't write for very long when I'm watching him, because I can't just park him in front of the TV while I write. If he's there I feel like there is a competition for my attention, or I'm neglecting his needs for some reason, I don't know if that makes sense. So I write during his nap times. But occasionally if there is a deadline I just have to try and write and take care of him at the same time. Mrs H and I try to do date nights once per week, but sometimes we just don't have the time. She is working a lot of overtime at her job right now, so yeah, it's hard to manage. Same thing I'm sure any other family deals with. Only it might be easier on us because I'm around the house, and the schedule is flexible most of the time. So I would hate to complain, we're blessed for sure.

7. Do you prefer to write short stories or novels?

Oh, there are pros and cons to both. I mean, I'm much more proud of the novels I write, and think the writing and story is usually better in general. But I like the challenge of short stories. It's hard to make an impact with a short work. It's harder to develop characters, you have to tell instead of show sometimes, and it's more of a minimalist style. I like mixing it up. I get bored with things very easily, so I skip around on projects sometimes if nobody has noticed. I don't want to write a story if I'm not feeling it. I'm sure it drives readers mad, but I want the story to be good for them. Short works also help me make sure I'm getting work out there, my name is staying fresh on people's minds. And, some readers like the shorter stories because their life is hectic, but they want something they can read start to finish in a short amount of time. Novels are awesome because it's a full length story that you've been through a thousand times, and chiseled exactly how you want it. I don't know if I could choose, but it would probably be novels just because you get more of the reader's time and can take them on a longer journey.

8. Tell me one thing about you that you have not shared yet?

Oh man, well, I'm not a very secretive person. So let me think... I once took 12 hours of college courses in the summer (and made a 4.0)

9. What part of Cleat Chaser did you write? (I am dying to was so good I can't tell what part you wrote and what part Cecila Aaron wrote)

I wrote Easton's POV and Celia wrote Kyrie's. :) Though we edited each other's chapters along the way, and then both did final whole edits back and forth once it was finished. So I think that helped with the flow, because there are brief bits of Celia in my chapters and brief bits of me in hers as well.

10. You pick your own question and answer: knock them dead!

Oh boy, what would I ask myself? <taps chin>  Why do you think Celia Aaron looks up to you so much?
Well, I mean, go look in the mirror. I think the answer is obvious. :) I jest of course. Celia is a bamf.

Thank you for having me, Cecily! You know I <3 you, and always will. You've been so good to me since day one, when nobody knew who I was. Can't thank you enough!

About the Author:

Sloane Howell lives in the Midwest United States and writes hot romance stories. A former college baseball player turned author, when not reading or writing he enjoys hanging out with his family, watching sports, playing with the dogs, traveling, and engaging his readers on social media. You can almost always catch him goofing off on Facebook or Twitter and trying to convince Mrs. Howell that it is "work".

Visit his web page to sign up for his mailing list to get updates on new releases, promos, and giveaways.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review for P.S. Your Mine by Alexa Riley

Katie Lovely signs up her class for a project, writing letters to Marines serving overseas, but a calculation error means she has to participate along with the class. 

She isn’t prepared for what happens after she gets the first letter. 

Sergeant Major Mark Gunner is serving his last tour and looking forward to getting out of the Marines. When he gets a letter that captures his heart, everything suddenly changes. 

Their worlds connect and letters flow, creating a love unlike any other. 

But when their time is up and the letters stop, will his claim remain? 

Warning: This is a super quick, sweet, and dirty read with a small Valentine twist. *whispers* Don’t worry, it’s a happily ever after! 

BONUS BOOK: Snow & Mistletoe anther sweet quickie will be at the end of PS… You’re Mine as a bonus book for the first two weeks after release. PS... You’re Mine ends half way through the book

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My 5 Star Review:

This book is super-hot and adorable. It makes me want to start writing letters to my man. (But I have horrifying handwriting)
Mark is out there fighting for our country every day and the men that are by his side are is only family. Then one day he receives a letter from a school teacher....that is part of a pen pal project.
Katie is a woman who hides in her beautiful gorgeous skin. She really isn't living life, she is just here. She decides to write a letter along with her students and after that letter is sent her whole life changes.
This book is adorable and I feel like a have school girl crush on Alexa Riley right now! Reading this book had me completely jealous of all the hot steamy romantic words that were in those letters.

Ps your mine is a very good read. It is too short....but that is because I could read about these two all day long.

About the Author:

Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.

They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don't take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!

Feel free to follow us each on twitter @smut_sasshole & @SassNSmut

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Review: Black by T.L. Smith

I am loyal, but I will betray you. 
I am strong, but I have scars. 
I am an angel, but the devil. 
I met her when I was sixteen and she was a breath of fresh air. She swooped in, making me smile. But then she left, taking my next breath with her. 
Her smile could light up a room, making my black heart pitter patter. 
I found her again ten years later, with a syringe in her arm. 
Blood coming from between her legs. 
She was broken and I was glad she was broken. She wouldn't think less of me and my damaged ways.

My 5 star review:

Holy *hit.....
Holy crap......

All I can say is wow!!! T.L. Smith you love to hate me! This is the worst cliffhanger ever but I flipping love it!

It amazes me how this author can come up with this madness. She will reel you in and have you begging for more.

Black is the devil. His job is to kill people. That is what he does and that is all he knows. His heart, soul, and mind is black. He doesn't even feel. 

Rose is this young woman who got dealt a horrifying hand and she is extremely lost. She is broken and the worst part is she thinks it is her fault. 

This book has everything you will want in a book. I will admit I was in a book funk and sitting on my bed scrolling through my list and seen this book. I was holy *hit I haven't read this yet and I need to. Well I started this book at and now it is midnight and I have to work tomorrow. 

I am laying here thinking how if the hell am I going to function tomorrow....I need to know what happens now. There are so many ideas forming in my brain right now. Ugh.....I just want to fly to Australia and make this author tell me the rest. This book is my crack is just that good!

I kid you not this book on the top five of 2016! No Bullshit. 

T.L. Smith you captive me with ever story you write. You are bloody brilliant. I will not lie I did curse you after I read that last page. Sorry love..

But you already know I adore you! 

About the Author:

T.L Smith Lover of chocolate, books, but mostly words. 

T.L Smith loves to travel, loves to shop for books, sometimes shoes ;-)

Don't be shy about contacting T.L Smith, she doesn't bite, hard!