jeudi 16 août 2018

DIRTY HEADLINES by L.J. Shen: Cover Reveal

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"I laughed, I swooned, I sighed, I smiled and cheered for these two lonely souls. By far one of my favorite books of 2018!"- Kate Stewart, Amazon bestselling author

Dirty Headlines, an all-new sexy, enemies-to-lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming September 7th!

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Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: September 7th, 2018

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

Model: Lucas Loyola

Photographer: Leandro Franco

Célian Laurent.

Manhattan royalty.

Notorious playboy.

Heir to a media empire.

…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.

I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory—namely, his wallet.

Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.

But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.

Brooklyn girl.

Infamously quirky.

Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.

When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.

He knows it.

So do I.

Every day in the newsroom is a battle.

Every night in his bed, war.

But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

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About LJ Shen:

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people's’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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mercredi 8 août 2018

HAVE ME by L.P Lovell: Review

Have Me (Collateral #3)Have Me by L.P. Lovell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm totally addicted to that series and Have Me is a fabulous conclusion to Anna and Rafael's story.

Fast paced with a lot of action, that last installment doesn't lack of rhythm. It's definitely a book I couldn't put down.

It starts off where things ended in Hold Me, Anna left Mexico to a more secure location:  New-York, with Una. Hurt and lost, Anna need to find a purpose in life other than Rafael. Under Una's tutoring and with her help, she finds herself in the path of revenge. 

Seduction, knives, guns, Anna has the means to take out the most dangerous men. 


Hold me is more focused on Anna's journey to find who she is and who she wants to be. Her struggles broke my heart and it left me wondering where Rafael could stand in all of this, if he would stand at all! The new Anna is clearly influenced by Una, which annoyed me a little: is it how she is meant to live by herself and to be safe? Fortunately, and in spite of a more than bumpy road, I loved the outcome. I felt for them, and Rafael and Anna are my favorite couple of the two series. 


I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED AN ARC COPY OF THIS BOOK. THANK YOU!!!

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lundi 6 août 2018

PRETTY VENOM by Ella Fields: Blog Tour & Review

Pretty Venom (Gray Springs University, #3)Pretty Venom by Ella Fields
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an emotional ride! To say I'm exhausted is an understatement...I'm drained, yes, but also very happy! With Pretty Venom, I'm discovering Ella Field's work and I loved the depth of her character's emotions and her compelling writing.

I usually tend to avoid a story about cheating, let alone a book solely based on this concept. In was a true challenge to me.

Although it made me really uncomfortable, it also captivated me and I found myself rooting for the heroine (who did, or rather started, the cheating) and her loneliness. 

Pretty Venom is a whirlwind of feels. I felt everything Renée and Callum went through: the betrayal (s) gutted me, the anger had my blood boiling, the guilt gripped my heart. But what utterly wrecked me was the venom dripping from Callum's mouth. His bitterness and toxic words hid the hurt....so much pain... Every action, from the silent treatment to the hate f*@k, felt like a stab wound in the stomach. 

It takes some serious strength to overcome that kind of drama and I loved that deep down neither of them really gave up on their love. They grew up into accomplished adults, who learned from their mistakes.

This perfectly portrayed descent to hell is definitely not a feel-good read and will take you to dark places; but if you are in the right state of mind, I highly recommend it! Enjoy!!



I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED AN ARC COPY OF THIS BOOK. THANK YOU!!!

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Pretty Venom by Ella Fields Series: Gray Springs University #3 Publication Date: August 3rd, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis: Callum Welsh perfected the art of hating me when we were two kids who believed we’d be forced into marriage.

He thought I wanted it, but my only wish had been for him to leave me alone.

Then one afternoon, he stole my first kiss.

Despite all he’d done, everything changed after that.

As the years passed, our hearts thawed, and he no longer hated me.

In fact, he loved me enough to make me his wife.

Until I ruined everything with one stupid mistake.

That hatred returned in the form of cruel words and even crueler deeds.

But we weren’t kids anymore.

I could handle his brand of venom.

He would be mine again, even if it cost me the remains of my heart.

Warning: contains cheating and an anti-hero who might make you throw your kindle.

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Meet the Author:

Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in the land Down Under. While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters and books to her two cats. She's a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.

Connect with Ella:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorellafields/ Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1193287744116115

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorellafields/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_EllaFields

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jeudi 2 août 2018

Pretty Venom by Ella Fields: Release Blitz & Review

Pretty Venom (Gray Springs University, #3)Pretty Venom by Ella Fields
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an emotional ride! To say I'm exhausted is an understatement...I'm drained, yes, but also very happy! With Pretty Venom, I'm discovering Ella Field's work and I loved the depth of her character's emotions and her compelling writing.

I usually tend to avoid a story about cheating, let alone a book solely based on this concept. In was a true challenge to me.

Although it made me really uncomfortable, it also captivated me and I found myself rooting for the heroine (who did, or rather started, the cheating) and her loneliness. 

Pretty Venom is a whirlwind of feels. I felt everything Renée and Callum went through: the betrayal (s) gutted me, the anger had my blood boiling, the guilt gripped my heart. But what utterly wrecked me was the venom dripping from Callum's mouth. His bitterness and toxic words hid the hurt....so much pain... Every action, from the silent treatment to the jaye f*@k, felt like a stab wound in the stomach. 

It takes some serious strength to overcome that kind of drama and I loved that deep down neither of them really gave up on their love. They grew up into accomplished adults, who learned from their mistakes.

This perfectly portrayed descent to hell is definitely not a feel-good read and will take you to dark places; but if you are in the right state of mind, I highly recommend it! Enjoy!!



I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED AN ARC COPY OF THIS BOOK. THANK YOU!!!

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Pretty Venom by Ella Fields Series: Gray Springs University #3 Publication Date: August 3rd, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis: Callum Welsh perfected the art of hating me when we were two kids who believed we’d be forced into marriage.

He thought I wanted it, but my only wish had been for him to leave me alone.

Then one afternoon, he stole my first kiss.

Despite all he’d done, everything changed after that.

As the years passed, our hearts thawed, and he no longer hated me.

In fact, he loved me enough to make me his wife.

Until I ruined everything with one stupid mistake.

That hatred returned in the form of cruel words and even crueler deeds.

But we weren’t kids anymore.

I could handle his brand of venom.

He would be mine again, even if it cost me the remains of my heart.

Warning: contains cheating and an anti-hero who might make you throw your kindle.

PRETTY VENOM_AN_ku

Read Today! FREE in Kindle Unlimited

Amazon US https://amzn.to/2v6P1Lq Amazon UK https://amzn.to/2n04hFs

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2uFF3QZ

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Meet the Author:

Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in the land Down Under. While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters and books to her two cats. She's a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.

Connect with Ella:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorellafields/ Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1193287744116115

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorellafields/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_EllaFields

Stay up to date with Ella by joining her mailing list: https://ellafields.net/subscribe/

mercredi 1 août 2018

BEAUTIFUL EVIL: TWISTED by B.b. Blaque: review

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What just happened here? Oh! I don't know  if I need to weep or laugh like a demented woman (certainly  both), but ...was it fun!!!

B.b. Blaque has a way to mess with her readers' minds and she, once again, proved it with Twisted.

What if you took the one simple decision that changed the whole story? What if one day you chose to follow a different path? "What if" is exactly what this book is. Remember Jordan? Kash?  How they met in that bar at the end of The Monster? B.b Blaque decided to let them take the road together....plunging them (and us) into  their darkest fantasies, exploring their vilest urges. On their own Kash and Jordan have very extreme (and shocking?) needs. Together they feed on each other's violence. Hello Twilight Zone! Twisted truly is a fucked up read: to see your favorite characters so out of control and at their worst (or best depending who's talking) is seriosuly disturbing. You won't find any love or romance  in there, only gruesomeness: blood, tears and discarded bodies.

So why did I tell you it was fun? Keep in mind that his is NOT the character's true story. This is NOT their reality, only what could have happened. So if you are to write (or rather read!) that kind of alternate world it's an "all or  nothing" kind of delirium. So, yes, I loved that amazingly written insanity!!!


Ps: Please note that Twisted is a part of a series and that you need to meet Jordan and Kash prior to reading this book in order to fully appreciate it. Enjoy! 

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vendredi 27 juillet 2018

THE PROTÉGÉ by Brianna Hale: Release Blitz &Reveiew

The ProtégéThe Protégé by Brianna Hale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brianna Hale is another new-to-me author whose universe I loved. In The Protégé she explores the taboo feelings of Lazlo, conductor of the Royal London Symphony Orchestra, and Isabeau, who has been his protégé since she was 8 years old. 

The blurb and the cover, drew me in but the justesse of the tone, the characterization, and the finesse of the feelings were utterly enticing. 


The tone is dark and intriguing, passionate and wistful. The what-ifs and guilt, although ever-present, were perfectly balanced; both of the hero and heroine were consumed by their conflicted emotions. 


The story is told from both point of views, with flaskbacks revealing their encounter, the way they came to live together and how their relationship and feelings little by little grew into something else, ...something more, ...something so undeniably right.

The taboo equally intrigued and scared me but it never cross the line, thanks to the author's tasteful writing. The intensity and anticipation between Isabeau and Lazlo is seizing, exploring his dominant, strict and stern personality and her submissive, eager to please and perfectionist persona. They beautifully complete each other; I absolutely loved the indulgence Lazlo shows and their mutual respect.


The erotism of this story is one I haven't encountered in a while. The author played with the musical  universe, the senses; the sensuality of the sight, sound and touch gave an incredible reality that enhanced the experience. Enjoy, ladies!


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Title: The Protégé
Author: Brianna Hale
Genre: Taboo Romance
Release Date: July 27, 2018



Blurb

He’s always protected me since I was eight years old, the neglected girl he took off the street and raised as his own. Laszlo can feel what music needs instinctively. He can tell what I need.

My world shattered the night of my eighteenth birthday and he still hasn’t forgiven me for what I did. I’m not asking him to love me, touch me, take me to bed. What I want goes deeper than that and I have to say this out loud because it’s one thing that music won’t be able to tell him.

I want what only Laszlo can give me. I want to be his protégé again. And this time, I’m going to be so good for him.

Yes, maestro.

Yes, sir.

Yes, daddy.







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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited






Author Bio

There's nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she's not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London. 


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STILL YOUR MASTER (NOT EVEN DEATH #2) by B.B. Blaque: review

STILL YOUR MASTER

 (NOT EVEN DEATH #2)

By B.B. BLAQUE


"With their help she hadn’t fallen—she could soar!" 


As you may know,...or not...I don't reread my books, like ever, but this time I desperately needed more of Blaze!!!


The story starts off a few days after the end of Eternally Your Master. Calico has learned her first lesson: she could still live and find purpose in life in spite of Markus (her husband and Master) ' s death. For this second lesson, Markus chose Blaze St. Sebastian, bassist of the hard rock band the Hotkink, to guide Calico on the path to healing: she needs to relearn to let go so she can fly again.

I loved the rock atmosphere of this opus: black and blue tones, candles, rock music, leather, motorcycle, and ink...welcome into Blaze's world. Patient, protective and fun, he is above all a skilled and demanding Master. I loved the way he plays her like he would play his bass. He gently pushes her, reminding her the emotions that seems lost but in fact are just barely hidden. Seriously, what's not to love in his expert hands?

“Just wait until later, when I really connect you. As I play my bass for all those screaming fans, the instrument I’ll really be playing is you.” 


From stage to backstage, from the beach to the airport, follow them in their erotic journey, fulfilling Markus' instructions.

Still Your Master is a book l enjoyed getting lost into, a poignant, scorching hot and very optimistic little treat I savoured. This sweet, sensual and sinful fantasy  will leave you craving for more...but no worries the series is complete!

Enjoy!

(Still Your Master is the second installment of the NOT EVEN DEATH series and as such shouldn't be read as a standalone.) 






DIRTY HEADLINES by L.J. Shen: Cover Reveal

"I laughed, I swooned, I sighed, I smiled and cheered for these two lonely souls. By far one of my favorite books of 2018!"- K...