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Monday, February 10, 2014
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ONE TO KEEP By Tia Louise *unedited draft, subject to change* expected release March 2014 © 2014, Tia Louise
The condo is dim as I cross back to the kitchen for a bottle of water. Only one lamp is lit, and I go to the enormous glass windows to look out and wait. A few lights dot the downtown area. It’s either too early or too wintery for most people to be out. With the tip of my finger, I touch the cold glass and try to imagine where he is right now. How much longer he’ll work. When he’ll be here with me… A noise at the door causes me to turn, and my chest squeezes when I see him standing in the doorway. His heavy grey overcoat makes him look even taller than six-two, his shoulders even broader. His dark hair is longer than usual, and it just touches his collar in gentle waves. Vibration hums under my skin as I watch him silently, my fingers curl with longing to touch him, slide through that hair. He shrugs off the top coat and hooks it on the rack, and I almost sigh audibly when I recognize the suit he’s wearing. It’s the same one from all those nights ago when I would gaze at him on my laptop screen. Back then I only had my memories and my hands. Now I have the real thing. Gorgeous. He doesn’t see me, doesn’t even know I’m here, and it takes all my strength not to call out to him. I’m waiting, wanting him to see me first. The entry light is on, and his attention is occupied by the stack of mail in his hand. I can see the tension in his lined brow, and even his shoulders appear tight. Touching my lips with my tongue, I have an idea for massaging that stress away, that luscious suit in a pile on the floor, my mouth covering his skin with kisses. I remember the band holding up my hair and quickly pull it out. My long, dark waves sweep over my shoulders at the exact moment his eyes rise. Beautiful blue eyes meet mine, and the center of my body turns to hot liquid. My arm drops, parting the robe, revealing a peek of my nude body underneath, and his confusion is quickly replaced by desire. Without a word, he tosses the letters on the table and shrugs out of the suit coat. He crosses the dining area fast, and I can barely breathe as he approaches, removing more clothing with each step. Tie off, his fingers unfasten buttons. He’s in front of me, shirt open, undershirt the only thing between his skin and mine. It’s possible I’ll come the moment we touch, but I snatch the edge of the thin white tank and push it up his lined torso, pressing my lips against his heated flesh. Large hands are inside the robe, sliding down my bare skin, and a little cry comes from my throat when he grips my ass lifts. I’m off my feet in a sweep, weightless in his arms. My back is pressed against the cold glass, and my breasts are flat against his bare chest. His waist is between my thighs, pressing, teasing, as his mouth muffles the noises coming from my throat. Firm lips push mine apart, and our tongues meet, his exploring my mouth hungrily. Our kisses are desperate, ravenous, and every time his hips push against my clit, fire surges hotter through my body. I need him inside me now. The only sounds are the little noises of pleasure coming from my throat, and his scent is all around me, flooding my senses. My fingers dig into his broad shoulders, pulling him closer to me as his soft lips and scratchy beard blaze a trail from my jaw down my neck to my breasts. I can’t help a moan as my head drops back against the glass. “Oh, god,” I gasp as he catches a straining nipple in his mouth and gives it a hard pull. The sensation registers directly between my legs to my core, and my insides tighten in anticipation. My hands are in his hair, pulling, threading the soft, dark locks, as his kisses climb back up my neck. He’s consuming me, pulling little bits of my skin between his teeth as he goes. “Now, baby. I need you now,” I whisper, begging. I can’t take much more of this before I explode. My thighs are already trembling and jerking, my inner muscles tight and aching…
One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
"HOT! FUN! ENJOYABLE! 5 STARS!!! I highly recommend this story and can't wait to read more from Tia Louise!" --Aleatha Roming, NYT & USA Today bestselling author of the Consequences series
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WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!
“Patrick Knight, single, retired Guard-turned private investigator. I was a closer. A deal maker. I looked clients in the eye and told them I’d get their shit done. And I did...”
WARNING: Recommended for adult readers (18+) only. Mature themes, strong language and sexual content.
Justice, revenge, retribution.
When Melissa's ex-husband Sloan manages to beat criminal charges, she stops believing he will ever pay for what he did. Derek Alexander will not accept that--a tiny silver scar won't let him forget, and he is determined to make the man who hurt his fiancee pay.
After exhausting all legal options, Derek is ready to take matters into his own hands. Until his partner Patrick Knight shows up with an unexpected solution...
Note: This stand-alone adult romance will be best understood if read following One to Hold and One to Keep.
Title: Forget Me Not
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My Rating: 4/5
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Friday, February 7, 2014
Title: The Mystic Wolves
Author: Belinda Boring
Series: The Mystic Wolves (#1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Blushing Heart Press
Release Date: Jan 2012
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?
Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason's commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she'll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength - once given, oaths are unbreakable ... even if it means risking it all.
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A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self-proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. It wasn't long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can't help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn't be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes. Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends, and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life. Happy reading!
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My Rating: 3.5/5
I really have the give the author some credit with the way this entire series starts. She really goes off the beaten path. She jumps right into the story, effectively disarming a reader from receiving their fairly common "get to meet the characters" stage. It was a bit alarming for me at first, I admit. I double (and even triple) checked the order of the books in the series to ensure that I wasn't skipping ahead into the series. I have to say, though, that if this starting throws you off, don't give up. Chapter seven on thoroughly explains everything you may have felt that you have missed, giving you back that time that the author teased you with by withholding it.
The main reason why this book is at a 3.5 instead of a 4 or 5 is that the writing style (with the different style of beginning) really threw me off and made it harder to enjoy the book. Although everything pulls together and I did enjoy the book, it was a little harder for me to get into. I felt as if I was missing such a vital part of the story, even though I was eventually filled in. Like I said, I still really liked it, I just feel that I would have liked it more were it done a bit more traditionally. Of course, I'm not the best person to deal with change. ;)
I loved the characters! I especially loved such a strong willed main character. I have to admit, I'm so tired of these weak willed women that become so submissive to their alpha men. Ugh. It just gets old fast for me. Well, this is the farthest thing from a description of Darcy. She's strong and smart-mouthed, which is definitely a heroine that's gunning to steal my heart. She has her moments of vulnerability, which seemed a tad whiny for her normal personality, yet instead of being annoying, really just fleshed out the character and her imperfections. Mason's possessiveness did annoy me a bit, but every time it turned out to be completely necessary worry. This made me very happy. Were he being possessive just for the sake of being possessive, I would have disliked him for attempting to crush a spirit as wild and free as Darcy.
The storyline in this book was a great start to the series, and I have quickly learned why this author is called the queen of the cliffhangers. Really?! Oy!! So glad I have the remaining books in the series. This was a fun read that was worth the slow start, and really? The series just keeps getting better and better the farther I read into it.
“You want to be wooed, huh? I’m not sure I know how to do that. You may have to tell me what to do.” The cocky grin he’d been wearing suddenly became softer, his eyes twinkling, and I caught a flash of the boyish charm I’d fallen for.
“Oh no, I’m not explaining anything to you. You should know by now, Mr. Almighty-I-Am-Alpha. Just know this—if you don’t get it right … you’re a dead man.”
He let out a rich, throaty laugh, and the sound made the soles of my feet tingle. In fact, it made everything tingle, and I braced myself. I was about to get ravished.
I didn’t move a muscle as he advanced, or resist as he finally gathered me into his arms. My eyes instantly closed and I tilted my head—waiting. Everything was still, our surroundings dimmed to a quiet hush.
He moved slowly, brushing his mouth against mine softly, tenderly. It was almost like a whisper, the feel of his breath fanning gently over my skin, and when he repeated the motion, goose bumps erupted.
Even though I knew it was coming, the touch of his tongue tracing my bottom lip had me leaning into him, my hands gripping the top of his pants to steady myself. I don’t know how long we stood there for, his mouth barely caressing mine before the mood changed, and he made his move.
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Saturday, February 1, 2014
(ELD)My writing process involves red flannel moose pajama pants, a well-loved Eddie Bauer sweatshirt, IBC root beer (straight from the bottle…hard core, I know) and some sort of chocolate. I like to write in the middle of the living room with my dogs at my feet and my husband across the room on his laptop. I don’t mind noise around me as long as no one attempts to engage me in conversation. Oh, and FB is turned off. LOL
(ELD)I have pretty eclectic tastes when it comes to literature. I loved Water For Elephants. I literally couldn’t put it down. But I also loved Fifty Shades of Grey, for completely different reasons. It’s the story, the characters, the mood I’m in on that particular day. I don’t even know how to explain it. I’m just a fickle girl.
(ELD)Oh, Helena definitely comes back in the sequel. And the third book too, if I make it that far. I’d like to think I’ll make it that far. ;) After all, I made it here. And who would have ever guessed that?
My Rating: 5/5 Freakin' Amazing Stars
I have to admit, this was definitely my most waited for book throughout 2013. I'm sure it didn't help that the lovely author kept sending me teasers for it, but no matter how frustrated I got when I read the teasers, I waited (mostly) patient to receive the book for review. Finally the day came, and what a glorious day that was. It was like a Christmas present! I'm definitely glad I didn't have to wait as long as everyone else! =P
I was hooked immediately from the prologue (which will be posted below in this post). I ate this book up like holiday leftovers. I'm pretty sure my husband was fairly annoyed by my behavior for the day that I spend stuck in this book. I'm a fast reader, but I was even annoyed by myself. I wanted to know everything NOW! I felt like I was reading too slow, but at the same time, I knew if I read any faster, I'd probably miss out on something important. I've never actually got annoyed at myself for reading "slow" before this book.
As far as the story goes, this book is absolutely hilarious, which I wouldn't expect anything less from this author. She has a knack for turning ordinary (or in this case magical) situations into something much more, something that would cause you to spray your computer screen with whatever you're eating/drinking. I'm actually pretty happy that my tablet is fairly ramen resistant.
The characters are fantastic and quirky! I absolutely loved them all, although, I must admit that I was a tad partial to Helena... >.> I have to say, I fangirled pretty hard seeing my name in a book. When you're named something like Helena, you rarely see your name in any publication, so just seeing the first name is enough to make me squeal, but FULL NAME? Yeah, I may have strut around my house like I was the Queen of England... Probably why my husband was a bit upset with me for that day. =P
I think the only thing about this book that I didn't love is the fact that my favourite part, I can't tell you! I hate spoiler reviews, and ugh, let's just say the information given at the end is absolutely lovely, and it totally made my day.
Although I was miserable waiting for this book, It was definitely worth it. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone that loves a hilarious romance. Also to anyone that secretly wishes that they could turn their ex into a smelly animal.... Which I know I do!
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