COVER REVEAL ~ Past Demons by A.L. Kessler

Title: Past Demons
Author: A.L. Kessler
Series: Dark War Chronicles #4
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication: February 16th 2015
With her freedom stolen from her by the Father, Tegan had never lived a life of her own. Whisked away to be a bound human to Lucius, she never knew what it was like to have a mate to love and cherish her. Now after losing three hundred years of memories, Tegan needs to rediscover everything she’s worked for and learn every lesson again, but this time something is different. Kaden claims that he is her fated mate.

The reason for Kaden’s exile from the Demon world is no secret: he beheaded his own king. The one thing that makes his exile bearable is being close to Tegan. When Tegan returns he knows he finally has his chance to make her his, but two people stand in his way: Lucius and Tegan’s brother, Zaaren.

The war rages on. With the rumor that someone has raised the Father and the Originals showing signs of waking, the bloodshed will only get worse.

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Review ~ Mr. X by Clarissa Wild

Mr. X
Title: Mr. X
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Adult Dark Suspense
Published: July 19th 2014

*Author Note: This is not your average romance story. Some people will kill for love.*

He’s come to kill me.

I’m a user and abuser of my own body. In my darkest hour I sold my soul to the devil and now I must pay the price. With his gun to my head I have no choice but to listen and obey, but I refuse to go down easily. Nothing is stronger than the will to survive. My instincts kicked into full gear the second he stepped into my motel room.

Except when I look at him I see my own heart staring back at me. A history tainted by blood.

I don’t know his name, but I know he wants me. To save myself I’ll sacrifice my sanity. My body. My soul. Something tells me the x-shaped scar that marks his eye is the only escape I have. He is Mr. X: the man who comes to claim my life. Can I save myself before he demands my heart?

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, breath deprivation, strong language, drugs and alcohol, and graphic violence.
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What can I say but wow! Mr X is an intense and dark kind of read, as we get inside the mind of a killer. Although this is kind of a romance story, it takes you into some dark places that will have you gasping. The sex scenes are dark, mixing pleasure and pain, and you are wanting to unravel the story line and figure out the client. I was sucked in from the beginning, wanting to know more about how Mr X and Jay crossed paths to begin with and how they get through this situation.

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Swoon Thursday #115 – True North #3: Finding Now by Allie Juliette Mousseau

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
True North #3: Finding Now
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Series: True North #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: May 14th 2014
True North #3: Finding Now (The Finding Series #3)
Sam and Kate were so great to read about, and I just loved this particular scene where Sam takes control!

“I don’t think you understand just how much I love making love to you,” Sam began as he pulled off my panties. “I love my music and racing and the adrenaline of both, but this … There is no other thrill like you.”

~ Kindle Arc Loc 2040

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Review/Giveaway ~ True North #3: Finding Now by Allie Juliette Mousseau

True North #3: Finding Now (The Finding Series #3)Title: Finding Us 
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Series: True North #3
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: September 1st 2014

After a tragic accident that plays on an endless loop in her mind, wild child Kate Jolie died inside. She now functions only through her rigid, ironclad routine, which keeps her mind and soul in check – balancing her in a dangerously precarious position between life and death.

Rocker and Master's student Sam North knows no limits and seeks out every challenge to conquer and defy. With his cocky grin, piercings, colorful tattoos, undress-you bedroom eyes and magnetic sex appeal, he has no trouble finding women to warm his bed. When he spies his new professor, the gorgeous Ms. Jolie, she’s just another summit he wants to climb in order to reach its peak. But as he begins to catch glimpses of her soul, she becomes his Everest.

Kate Jolie is the only woman who wants nothing to do with Sam North - and the only woman he can’t do without.
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This is the third book in the True North series, each book is different and I have enjoyed every book in the series to date. Kate and Sam's story was an eventful journey and it was interesting to see Sam the Playboy settle down.
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Waiting On Wednesday # 112 – Corruption & Dirty Rowdy Thing

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Corruption (Disruption, #2)Author: Jessica Shirvington
Series: Disruption #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Expected Publication: November 1st 2014

How do you live with yourself
when you’ve deceived the one you love?

How do you move on when the person
you’ve been fighting to save betrays you?

Two years ago, Maggie Stevens began the hunt.

Four weeks ago, Maggie’s world fell apart, when she finally
found what she’d been looking for. And when Quentin,
who had blindly trusted her, unravelled her web of lies.

Now, Maggie lives in the dark. But she’s not about to stay there.
Not when she still has to bring M-Corp down.
Not when there is still a chance she could win him back.

In the exhilarating conclusion to Disruption, Maggie must do
whatever it takes to show the world the truth.
And the price for her quest?

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Release Day Blitz/Giveaway ~ All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

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All Broke DownTitle: All Broke Down
Author: Cora Carmack
Series: Rusk University #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: October 28th 2014

In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love.

Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.

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Teaser Tuesday #115 – Alec by L.A. Casey

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
L.A. Casey
Slater Brothers #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: August 17th 2014
I reviewed this book late last week and I absolutely loved it. All the Slater boys are delish, and Alec is too. This was a sweet moment between him and Keela.

I carefully crawled over to him then straddled his body and placed my hands on his warm cheeks and brought my head down to his. I looked into his blue eyes and I rested my head against his and inhaled his scent. 
"We're real," I whispered then covered his mouth with mine. I kissed him with every fibre in my body to show him how much he meant to me. 
I felt my tears fall as I kissed Alec, they ran down to my mouth and blended into our kiss. Alec passionately kissed me back, and if he'd had the use of his hands, I knew he would be holding me tightly to him.

~ Kindle Loc 6664

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Release Day Blitz/Giveaway ~ No Regrets by Jani Kay

Title: No Regrets
Author: Jani Kay
Series: Firebird Trilogy #2
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: October 27th 2014

Rebecca's journey continues as she leaves Paris and goes to Munich, Germany. Giving up on love, she just wants to work on her career and enjoy her time in Europe with her sister Lily who comes to visit from Australia to celebrate Rebecca's 30th birthday. Things go horribly wrong . . . Could Rebecca have prevented what happens to Lily? Is she to blame?

Maxwell Grant has had enough of cat and mouse games. He wants Rebecca more than ever and goes all out to capture the woman who keeps running from him. Cocky, arrogant and sexy as hell, the CEO of Grant Industries has secrets . . . if he wants Rebecca he will have to tell the world what he's been hiding.

Possessive and sexy as sin Frenchman, Alain, quickly discovers what a fool he's been to let Rebecca go. He's willing to give his heritage up for Rebecca. Will she take him back?

Two men want her. Rebecca must make choices that will change the course of not only her life, but everyone else's too. What will she do? Will she follow her heart to find the man who is just right for her?

Above everything, Rebecca wants . . . No Regrets.
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Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up 111

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up is a combined meme with the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Braine @ Talk Supe and Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I’ll share news, post a recap of the past week and tell you what will be happening on my blog in the week ahead. I will also tell you about the books and goodies that I have managed to pick up.
I have been busy playing catch up this week! We got back Monday, spent the day washing Tuesday and then spent a few days doing posts and other fun blogging stuff.

The holiday was great. We did loads of fun things and I’ve included a few pics for you!

These are at the Toronga Western Plains Zoo, near Dubbo Australia.

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Review ~ Red & Wolfe, Part I by Ella James

Red & Wolfe, Part I (Red & Wolfe, #1)Title: Red & Wolfe, Part I
Author: Ella James
Series: Red & Wolfe #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: May 5th 2014

When Sarah "Red" Ryder loses her job as an art critic for a Boston newspaper, she's brokenhearted. Worse than that? She's broke. Her boyfriend recently left her - for a tatted-up hottie with a dick - so she's stuck paying her hefty apartment rent alone. After two months unemployed, there's no money left. With no immediate family to turn to, Red reaches out to her estranged grandmother, a reclusive writer living on an island off the coast of Charleston. Several days later, Red receives $30,000 and an invitation to visit.

James Wolfe is not Red's grandmother. But he beckons her. Red has the ability to give him something he needs. He won't take "no" for an answer, and he doesn't mind screwing her over. He lost his conscience six years ago, when he was tried for the murder of his wife. Since then, life is about him - and the paintings he does under the mysterious pseudonym "W."

Wolfe needs the island to keep painting. To live his life away from prying eyes. To keep up the anonymity of "W."

Once he sees Red, he finds that he needs her, too. And Wolfe will have her. Any way he can.

**The story of Red & Wolfe will be told in four novellas.
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Firstly, thanks you to my friend Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee for twisting my arm to get me to try this serial!! I have read her reviews and I know how much she loves work by Ella James. This is the first part in the Red & Wolfe serial, based on the Little Red Riding Hood tale, and I thought it was a great beginning to the serial. I learned so much about both characters: what their demons and hurdles are and also a bit about their personalities.
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Review/Giveaway ~ Alec by L.A. Casey Slater Brothers #2

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This series has quickly become one of my favourite reads! The Slater boys are hilarious and their Irish gals are just as amusing! You should get onto this series too, you won't regret it.

Title: Alec
Author: L.A. Casey
Series: Slater Brothers #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: August 17th 2014

Keela Daley is the black sheep of her family. She has always come second to her younger cousin Micah. Even in the eyes of her mother, Micah shone bright, and Keela faded to black. Now, in adulthood, Micah is a bride-to-be and the spotlight is solely on her. Keela is a low priority…or so she thinks.

Alec Slater is a bachelor, never one to bed the same woman, or man, twice. He is a free agent who does what he pleases and answers to no one; that is until a fiery Irish redhead with a temper to match her hair colour knocks him on his arse. Literally.

She hates to admit it, but Keela needs a favour from the cocky Slater brother, a huge favour. She needs him to not only escort her to Micah’s wedding, but to also pose as her boyfriend. Alec agrees to help Keela, but has certain conditions for her to abide by. He wants her body and plans to have it before anyone can say I do.

What he doesn’t plan on is losing his heart as well as the possibility of losing his family when someone from his past threatens his future.

Alec owns Keela, and what Alec owns, Alec keeps.
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I have just loved reading about the Slater brothers and the Irish girls that capture their hearts. All the stories I have read so far are quite amusing and the banter between all the characters cracks me up. Alec and Keela were just as entertaining as well and their story was a pretty entertaining ride. 
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Release Blitz Review & Giveaway ~ Profile by J.A. Huss

Profile has arrived... One more book and the series is done! I can't wait, but I will be sad when it's over.

Title: Profile
Author: J.A. Huss
Series: Social Media #5
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: October 22nd 2014

All the best fairytale princesses have the most horrific pasts. Mine just happens to be more horrific than most.

Fantasizing over Vaughn Asher was a dream. Meeting Vaughn Asher was a fairytale. Loving Vaughn Asher was my downfall. 

The past is always there. Waiting. Waiting to expose you. Waiting to ruin you. Waiting to take you back. 

Sometimes not even a prince can save you. 
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**Panting** I swear to god, my blood pressure was through the roof in this instalment of the Social Media series!! PROFILE was pretty intense and I was on the edge of my seat, hoping that both Vaughn and Grace (especially Grace) got through this ok.
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