Friday 31 July 2015

Never Let You Go: A Modern Fairytale by Katy Regnery ~ #bookreview #contemporaryromance #modernfairytale
Never Let You Go: A Modern Fairytale (A Modern Fairytale) 


In this modern retelling of “Hansel and Gretel,” 13-year-old foster children, Holden and Griselda, escape from their abductor after three years of brutal captivity and try to cross the Shenandoah River on foot. Tragically, one of them makes it to safety but the other is left behind.

Ten years later, Griselda’s boyfriend drags her to a fight club grudge match where her world is turned upside down when she watches Holden step into the ring.

Though the connection between them is fierce, bitter regret, simmering rage and a cache of physical and emotional scars lie between them, just as dangerous as the whitewater of the Shenandoah.

Never Let You Go is a story of fear and hope, defeat and survival, and two people - once profoundly broken – who discover that love is the only thing that can make them whole again.

This is a standalone novel inspired by Hansel & Gretel. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity, scenes of physical abuse and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. (Note: children are not sexually abused in this book.)

For June and July 2015, 25% of all gross royalties will be donated to the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.

(The next standalone a m o d e r n f a i r y t a l e novel, Ginger’s Heart, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, will be released in Winter 2015/2016.)

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Never Let You Go is part of the a m o d e r n f a i r y t a l e collection, which will include five standalone, unrelated novels:

"The Vixen and the Vet" (Beauty & the Beast) - available now
"Never Let You Go" (Hansel & Gretel) - available June 2015
"Ginger's Heart" (Little Red Riding Hood) - available TBD
"Don't Speak" (The Little Mermaid) - available TBD

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy from Author
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Part of a series but can be read as a standalone

My Never Let You Go Review ...

This is my first Katy Regnery book and it won't be my last.  In his book it is considered to be a modern day Hansel & Gretel.  I've got to admit that it has been over 30 years that I have read that fairytale so it was great to get a modern spin on a very old tale.

Here we have Holden and Griselda who are foster brother and sister but have a huge bond after being abducted and held captive together for years.  This event caused a strong requited love at a very young age.   The one thing that kept them holding up hope were their shared feelings and dreams of the future.  On one fateful day they have a chance to escape but their plans get spoiled causing a downward spiral of consequences from that day forward.

I'm whole.  I'm whole because I'm with you.

Now 10 years later fate has intervened and brought these two back together, but its not all roses and unicorns with this reunion.   Presently Griselda is in an abusive relationship as she thinks its all she deserves after her fateful choice, while Holden's going through the motions of life and his bevy of females since his heart is hollow after losing Gris.

Besides, taunted her cruel mind, he has a girlfriend . . . and a shitload of tally marks.  (Ugh! Double standards.  How can heroines get mad when they have their own boyfriends?  How? Plus they were apart for TEN YEARS!!! )

"We're both with people we don't even like,"  said Holden, reading her mind.  "Do you have any idea how fucked-up that is?" 

I liked the idea of this book so much but Griselda didn't win me over with all her double standards and insecurities.  I get what they went through will play havoc on their emotional development but when reading it at times it becomes too much that you just want to her to finally get her head of the sand.

"I don't want to judge you for it."  "Then don't"  (Good idea. But it would have been to easy for this advice to be taken)

"Stop shakin' your head, Griselda Schroeder, because this is my truth, and I am sharing it with you, and you need to respect that."

"I'm breaking things off with him when I get home."  (Gah! So frustrating)

"Girl, for the record, I think this code of silence is crazy."  (Agree. WTF? Gris.)

"You d-don't trust me."  (I get their insecurities but at times they became too much and drove me a bit batty)

Gris's past choices have caused an extreme collapse in her emotional capabilities when it comes to relationships.   I loved Holden but Gris's wishy washy ways didn't always win me over. 

The moment Holden sees Gris again he knows exactly what he wants. What he's always wanted.  He will do anything to get it, even though to get their isn't an easy journey.   He too had some coward and insecure moments but for the most part he captured me from the beginning to the end.

 I understand the book being back and forth from past and present to help us get into the mind set up the characters but at times I felt it more distracting then helpful.  In the end, I quite loved the book, but it took me awhile to get there.

It is a story about second chances, friends to lovers, forgiveness, survival, hope and love.

What was my favorite part of the story?  The idea of the story.  What was my least favorite?  Gris's double standards and insecurities.  Sorry I know that sounds harsh but there was just something about how she handled things that didn't endear her to me.  Did I like the ending?  Yes?  Will I read more from Katy Regnery?  Absolutely.  Will I read more from this series?  Yes

3.5 Fairytale Loving Thumbs up!

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HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Virtual Tour ~ #giveaway #excerpt

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The dead of winter.
An isolated island off the coast of Maine.
A man.
A woman.
A sinister house looming over the sea ...

He's a reclusive writer whose macabre imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill with laughs.

But she's not laughing now. When she was a teenager, he terrified her. Now they're trapped together on a snowy island off the coast of Maine. Is he the villain she remembers or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.

It's going to be a long, hot winter.

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Annie hadn’t thought she’d ever be warm again, but she was sweating when a coughing fit awakened her sometime around two in the morning. Her ribs felt as if they’d been crushed, her head pounded, and her throat was raw. She also had to pee, another setback in a house with no water. When the coughing finally eased, she struggled out from under the blankets. Wrapped in the scarlet cloak, she turned on the flashlight and, grabbing the wall to support herself, made her way to the bathroom.
She kept the flashlight pointed down so she couldn’t see her reflection in the mirror that hung over the old-fashioned sink. She knew what she’d see. A long, pale face shadowed by illness; a sharply pointed chin; big, hazel eyes; and a runaway mane of light brown hair that kinked and curled wherever it wanted. She had a face children liked, but that most men found quirky instead of seductive. Her hair and face came from her unknown father¾“A married man. He wanted nothing to do with you. Dead now, thank God. Her shape came from Mariah: tall, thin, with knobby wrists and elbows, big feet, and long-fingered hands.
“To be a successful actress, you need to be either exceptionally beautiful or exceptionally talented,” Mariah had said. “You’re pretty enough, Antoinette, and you’re a talented mimic, but we have to be realistic…”
Your mother wasn’t exactly your cheerleader. Dilly stated the obvious.
I’ll be your cheerleader, Peter proclaimed. I’ll take care of you and love you forever.
Peter’s heroic proclamations usually made Annie smile, but tonight she could think only of the emotional chasm between the men she’d chosen to give her heart to and the fictional heroes she loved.  And the other chasm¾the one between the life she’d imagined for herself and the one she was living.
Despite Mariah’s objections, Annie had gotten her degree in theater arts and spent the next ten years plodding to auditions. She’d done showcases, community theater, and even landed a few character roles in off-off Broadway plays. Too few. Over the past summer, she’d finally faced the truth that Mariah was right. Annie was a better ventriloquist than she’d ever be an actress. Which left her absolutely nowhere.


Susan Elizabeth Phillips soars onto the New York Times bestseller list with every new publication. She’s the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award. Susan delights fans by touching hearts as well as funny bones with her wonderfully whimsical and modern fairy tales. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is also a wife, and mother of two grown sons.

Thursday 30 July 2015

Dragon Fall (Black Dragons #1) by Katie MacAlister ~ #bookreview #PNR
Dragon Fall (Black Dragons #1)



For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing-and she's seen some extraordinary things. It's too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog-and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that's both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon's fire burns.


Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical-and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart and soul . . .

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Forever | Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Part 1 in a new series

My Dragon Fall Review ... 

I've been suffering from the worst book hangover since reading the Bright Side series which has made so many books lackluster lately.  With this I needed a change so I jumped back into the paranormal genre with Katie MacAlister.  And I'm so glad that I did.  As usual with Katie, this book had heart, humor, passion and quirkiness.   This is a spin off series from the guardian series and her other dragon series.  I've read so many of Katie's books but have not yet read her dragon or guardian series.  I didn't find this altered my experience in any way.  But it did make me want to read the other series to have all of the background plus have more of Katie's humor to brighten my day.

Aoife Dakar finds herself smack dab in the middle of another world but no one believes her.  After being put in for two years at mental asylum, she's read to conquer her fears.   Only for her to jump right back into another reality where dragons are real and so is magic.  Thankfully she is vindicated for not being crazy but now has to wade her way through this new reality. 

Kostya is a dragon and also a man who does NOT want a mate.  Especially after being burned by his ex and being held captive for seven long years.  But instantly when he meets Aoife he's drawn to her.  Kostya starts off dry, particular and way to serious but Aoife's quirkiness brings out his heart.  

With a newfound dog/demon sidekick named Jim these three find themselves courting a whole bunch of trouble. 

Koysta and Aoife's banter was great and sparks flew between them.

I loved Koysta and Aoife together even though Koysta fought the connection the whole way through.  Which was part of the fun between these two. But how can you deny it when your true mate finds you? 

The story was fun and light hearted.  The writing is great.  I love the banter and interactions with all the characters, it's really a bit brilliant actually.  Love Katie MacAlister and recommend this book and anything else she has ever written. 

4 Just what I needed thumbs up! 

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BEFORE & AFTER by Nazarea Andrews Release Day Blitz ~ #giveaway #teasers



Today we are celebrating the release of BEFORE & AFTER by Nazarea Andrews. This book is a New Adult contemporary romance. Be sure to check out the giveaway below for a beautiful necklace and signed copy.




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Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant. They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn't work--and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after. They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn't go according to plan. Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy with a guitar, and a poet's heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale. But what happens when the fairy tale doesn't fall apart--but is forgotten? 








Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.
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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Cover Reveal for R.J. Prescott's THE AFTERMATH

THE AFTERMATH by R.J. Prescott (December 15, 2015; Forever E-Book)
The second book in a New Adult fiction series from USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott.
Cormac "The Hurricane" O'Connell's star is on the rise. Billed as the most promising young boxer of his generation, his new career is taking him to places he never dreamed. But O'Connell only needs one thing in life: his wife. In her final year of college, Em cannot follow him around the world but together they make it work. Just when everything they ever wanted is on the horizon, the past resurfaces to haunt them, and O'Connell realizes that justice might not be a part of his happy ever after. He couldn't protect Em once before, but in the aftermath of the hurricane, he will make sure that never happens again.

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Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree.  Through an unlikely friendship with the aging, cantankerous owner of an old boxing gym, Em is thrown into the path of the most dangerous man that she has ever met. 

Cormac "the Hurricane" O'Connell is cut, tattooed and dangerous. He is a lethal weapon with no safety and everyone is waiting for the misfire. He's never been knocked out before, but when he meet Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he's ever met, she doesn't want anything from him. Just being around her makes him want to be a better person.  They are polar opposites who were never meant to find each other, but some things are just worth the fight.

About the author:

USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott was born in Cardiff, South Wales, and studied law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation she fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later, she convinced her crazy, wonderful firefighter husband to move back to Cardiff where they now live with their two equally crazy sons. 

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Over the Top by Rebecca Zanetti ~ Feature Stop #excerpt @entangledpub

Over the Top by Rebecca Zanetti

Release date: 7/21/15

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Dawn Freeze had a huge crush on Hawk Rain for years, and the entire town knows it. It's understandablethe man is total hotness. That tall, lean body. Intense dark eyes. And always one foot out the door. Now he's on leave for exactly one week. And this time, he's made it crystal clear that he only wants one thing. Her.

Hawk's been fighting his attraction to Dawn for as long as he can remember. She's his best friend's little sister, and that means hands-off. Except now she's all grown up, and her sweet sexiness is exactly what he craves. But just as Hawk allows himself one mindblowingly intense night with Dawn, he learns that everyone he loves is in danger. Especially her.

And the only way to protect Dawn is to push her away...

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Over the Top by Rebecca Zanetti

“Yoo-hoo,” a cheery voice chirped as the kitchen door opened.
 Hawk dropped Dawn to her feet and whirled around, reaching for the knife he’d forgotten to place at his hip. His gun was on the nightstand, damn it. His heart thundered, and the room narrowed into sharp focus as he moved to defend.
“Hawk,” Dawn hissed, shoving at his back. “Relax.” Her voice was low and throaty, and so sexy a shiver dashed down his torso. “It’s Mrs. Hudson.”
Ah, shit. Hawk blinked and took in the scene, forcing his body to relax. “Hi, Mrs. H.”
Mrs. Hudson, wearing a bright purple down jacket with “Hot Mama” bedazzled across the front, led Mrs. Poppins into the room.
Mrs. Poppins sighed. “Oh my.”
Mrs. Hudson whacked Mrs. P. with a humongous purse. “Look what you did, Bernie. Just look what you did.”
Hawk cleared his throat and fought the urge to shuffle his feet. Dawn stepped up next to him, her face a blazing scarlet.
Mrs. Hudson, oddly enough, looked more regretful than righteous or judgmental. “The cow, Dawnie. Come on. Surely you understood about the cow, sweetie.”
Dawn swallowed audibly. “Yes, ma’am.”
Hawk frowned, turning from Mrs. Hudson to Dawn to Mrs. Poppins. “Is there a problem with the herd, ladies?”
Mrs. Poppins coughed. “No, young man. It’s more of a milk issue and making it too readily available.”
Mrs. Hudson sighed. “Well, that’s two down. There are still three rules we could employ. I mean, he didn’t really rescue her last night, you know? You should’ve called him before she changed the tire.” Then, catching herself up short, she peered through bright red glasses at Hawk. “Don’t you have somewhere to be today, Hawk Rains?”
When she used that voice and gave him that look, he felt eight years old again. “Actually, I do.” He had to get back to work, which meant he had to stop thinking about sweet Dawn Freeze and concentrate.

About the author:

Author Bio: Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.  Her current series are: The Dark Protectors, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series.  Upcoming series are: The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome.  Find Rebecca at:

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Tuesday 28 July 2015

RELEASE DAY BLAST - Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett ~ #Giveaway #SaveAHorseRideACowboy #BigBadWoolf Saddle up! Wicked Fall from @BennettBooks is finally here!

New Release and Giveaway from Sawyer Bennett

Wicked Fall (Wicked Horse, Book #1) is available now! The first release in the all new Wicked Horse series, Wicked Fall is a standalone.

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Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true. 

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range. 

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down. 

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself. 

EXCITING MOVIE NEWS! For The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre !!!!

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It's official... The Girl in 6E, the award-winning erotic suspense by New York Times Bestseller Alessandra Torre, will be made into a movie! Torre has signed a deal with EuropaCorp Inc. to shoot a full-length feature film of The Girl in 6E! EuropaCorp is the studio behind the Taken trilogy as well as Lucy and the Transporter movies. In addition to having a studio, contracts are already executed for Vertigo Entertainment (The Grudge, Poltergeist) to produce the movie, and a female writer has already begun writing the script.
Alessandra had calls this week with Vertigo Entertainment and Chloe King, the scriptwriter, and will be an Executive Producer on the film. She will not have creative or casting control but will keep readers and fans updated on the progress via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Goodreads.


There are TWO events to celebrate this news!

On Shh.... Smut, Heroes & HEAs, Torre's Goodreads Group, there will be a week of movie chat, trivia, buddy reads, casting discussions and prizes! Join Shh from July 28th - August 1st to join in! Join Shh here:, then join the chat here:
There will also be a Movie Night Party on Torre's Facebook Fan Page on Thursday July 30th, from 9pm - 11pm EST!
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Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of ten novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, co-hosted Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for
You can learn more about Alessandra on her website at, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or Facebook.


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