Friday, December 15, 2017

Spotlight: Character Post - Something That Simple @FL_G8rGrl


Author: Kari Nelson
Title: Something That Simple
Series: Duet Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Avery’s parents’ divorce was bad enough, but when her mother seeks the ultimate revenge against her father for his lies, deceptions, and marrying another woman, it sets Avery’s life on a path of destruction. Avery’s mother’s failed attempt at ruining her father’s honeymoon ends up leaving Avery all on her own to suffer through the aftermath that spans a lifetime.

It should never have been Matt who had to come to Avery’s rescue. But somehow, he always finds a way to aid Avery when she needs it most. 

He isn’t exactly the knight in shining armor type, but when it comes to Avery, he gives her no less than the absolute best.

Her contempt for him breeds his love and devotion for her that won’t be denied. 

Though he has loved no other woman and had no intentions of falling for Avery, Matt finds himself trapped in a battle of right and wrong as he fights to make Avery believe in true love, and that they have always been meant to be together.

This is a duet series told from the POV of Matt and Avery as they struggle in their love for each other; fighting scandal, family ties, and against each other every step of the way.

Nothing can ever be Something That Simple… as love.

WARNING: TRIGGERS, SEX, VIOLENCE & MURDER -This is not for the faint of heart. It can be disturbing. It is a bad, bad world we live in. 
***Good does triumph over evil***

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Author Kari Nelson has put together three brilliant profiles and insights into three characters you will meet in Something That Simple.
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Kari Nelson is not a conventional writer. She’s extremely daring and willing and able to take plenty of risks with her writing. Pretty much writing things that go into her head, and probably shouldn’t come out, as she attempts to lead readers on a journey they wouldn’t expect and perhaps, never knew they wanted to go on.

She is very unpredictable; because what fun is there in being predictable and reading about it?

Her stuff can be raw, raunchy and downright dirty at times. Her stories can also be a roller coaster of emotions that can leave one breathless with literary prose or throwing a fit out of sheer frustration of it not going in their desired direction.

She loves the possibilities in insanity and the deeply deranged. She will take you to the brink of crazy and slowly bring you back to normal.

As a genre jumper, due to her fascination with sexuality, religion, and politics, she often finds herself in hot water because her thoughts on these heated-debate topics are unconventional, and cannot be placed in a box. But as a freethinker, she refuses to conform.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Blog Tour: The Frenemy Series @atebensonauthr




The Frenemy Series
by Kate Benson
Romantic Comedy


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Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their growing army of fur minions.
She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.
Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.
To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.
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**This book contains adult content intended for mature readers**

Dash
Evie King.
God, even her name leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
I’ve put up with her for years for my best friend, her overprotective older brother, Mason.
I’d grown comfortable in my distaste, reliant on my hatred. But when a favor goes too far and I wake up naked next to my sworn nemesis in a hotel room in Dallas?
That’s when my life begins spiraling out of control.
We swore we’d keep it between us. We vowed to never let it happen again.
Until…
Can you crave and loathe someone at the same time?
I’m about to find out.
It only takes one snowflake to start an avalanche.
Welcome to the avalanche.

Evie
Have you ever met one of those people who just dry humps your last nerve?
Enter Dash Hunter. Humper of my nerves.
Leave it to this jackass to ruin my life.
I’d had it all, but one drunken mistake with this asshole has it all crashing down.
They say everything happens for a reason, but I see no rhyme or reason to this disaster.
This was never what we wanted, not at all what we planned.
We were supposed to do our respective walks of shame and move on, but then…
We were blindsided. We never saw it coming.
All we want is to go back to what made sense, back to hating each other, but there’s a problem.
How do you defeat your enemy when you’re no longer frigid?



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Evie
Boy meets girl, they spend a decade at each other’s throats, seething with hatred until fate lands them wasted together in an airport hotel, waking naked and hungover to find they’d done the unthinkable.
Tale as old as time, right?
Dash and I both thought that’d be the happy ending of our dysfunctional fairy tale, but months of bad decisions have somehow led us to where we are now-crazy in love, despite how hard we fought it.
I guess we’d be alright if we hadn’t forgotten one minor detail: We still had to tell my insanely overprotective brother and Dash’s best friend, Mason, the truth about us.
We thought the feelings we had for each other would fade out as quickly as the alcohol, that we could fight fate.
We were wrong.

Dash
Secrets, lies, deception… we should have known from the jump we weren’t smart enough to pull any of it off.
I’m not sure what me and Evie were thinking. Hell, we were so blindsided by all of this, I think it’s safe to say we weren’t thinking at all.
If we had been, we would have moved on before everything went to hell. I should have turned around and ran before I fell for her wicked vagina voodoo, but I didn’t.
What started as the most awkward walk of shame in history with my nemesis shifted into something neither of us saw coming.
We were powerless… hooked… it came for us, slamming into us like a cinder block.
By the time we looked up and saw what was happening, it was too late.
We were already sprung.





 


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Review: Consent @CharmainePauls


TITLE: Consent
SERIES: The Loan Shark Duet #2
AUTHOR: Charmaine Pauls
RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2017
FORMAT: Paperback & ebook
SOURCE: Netgalley



When Gabriel broke down my door, he took over my body and life. Never with force, but always with clever manipulation. He stripped me of my independence, my defenses, and my clothes and turned me into an addict for his touch. 
Once, I had dreams and a future. Now, I have fears, scars, and insatiable needs. I’m damaged beyond repair, but if I’m to survive the most dangerous man in Johannesburg, I can’t allow him to break me, because broken toys are destined for the garbage dump.



South African born Charmaine Pauls is a gypsy at heart who likes to look at the world from the lens of her camera. She writes dark and paranormal romance novels. The author currently resides in Chile with her husband and children.




Consent starts right where Dubious left us. We jump right in with Valentina and is another wild ride. The second part is even darker, anguish and shocking. Just when you thought you have read it all, this part comes for more.

Valentina now has a lot of more to protect, and she will go beyond her limits to save her and her loved ones. We see new sides of her and she has to face things that would break the hardest soul but she deals with them like the brave woman she is. And then we have Gabriel, OMG! I've seen characters evolve and change but never like him. You sort of expect him to change but he goes beyond our expectations.

The story is addictive like the first part. Anytime you think you have something figure out a new surprise comes and knocks you off your feet. There are some scenes and moments that are way too hard to read (I don't want to spoil anything) but if you are emotional you will found hard not to cry.

I loved the relevance of the secondary characters. They make the story even greater, each one brings a unique quality and enriches the story.

I totally recommend both books. If you liked dark romance, beautiful characters, twists, and drama, you should read these books.




Monday, December 4, 2017

Review: Dubious @CharmainePauls

TITLE: Dubious
SERIES: The Loan Shark Duet #1
AUTHOR: Charmaine Pauls
RELEASE DATE:  10 October 2017
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook
SOURCE: Netgalley

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How far will a man go to get the woman he wants?
I’m a loan shark. Breaking people runs in my blood. The Haynes’ were supposed to be a straightforward job. Go in and pull the trigger twice. One bullet for Charlie, one for his sister. But when I saw Valentina, I wanted her. Only, in our world those who owe us don’t get second chances. No way in hell will my mother let her live. So I devised a plan to keep her.
It’s depraved.
It’s immoral.
It’s dubious.
It’s perfect.
Just like her.



South African born Charmaine Pauls is a gypsy at heart who likes to look at the world from the lens of her camera. She writes dark and paranormal romance novels. The author currently resides in Chile with her husband and children.


There is a world where violence is the norm, where debts are paid with your life and where persons can be treated as objects. This world is where Gabriel is the ruler and Valentina a mere pawn. His task is to enter and kill but it all changes when he sees her.

This is not a sweet and easy love story. This is dark and turbulent. Gabriel is a shark loan, a scary and violent one. He is far from perfect on the inside and outside too. His mother has trained him to be heartless and ruthless. And he decides to keep Valentina to his pleasure, she has to work for him to pay her debt but is not a simple work. She becomes the maid, the cooker, and the slave.

As you can imagine the "romance" is dark and full of tension and torture. He obtains pleasure from pain and she starts to crave his touch. The whole relationship is draining and exhausting to read but in a good way. It's addictive, you don't want to stop and you keep wanting to hate Gabriel but it's too hard. And then Valentina, you want to scream at her to be stronger but then you understand that she doesn't have a choice. It's a beautiful story about broken souls and a love that blossoms against all odds.

The writing is excellent and the pages fly one after the other. The book ends with a HUGE cliffhanger but the second book is already ready for you. 

There are so many great things about this book the setting (South Africa), the characters (Valentina has all the qualities we love, she is loyal to her family, strong and brave) and the action. The book has twists and turns and surprises in every corner.

I have to mention the sex scenes, as I said this one is a dark romance, so you can expect rough, raw, and hard scenes, it includes all kind of pain and pleasure.




Friday, December 1, 2017

Promo Wishing On Falling Stars @HanleighBradley




Every couple has ‘their special’ place, but after Willow and Kaiden spend a secret weekend together, their lives change in ways they never expected.Ten years later, they see each other again. Each carries secrets to ashamed and unwilling to share until they realize they only have each other to lean on.Willow thought that is she got married, she would forget Kaiden. She thought her life was good until she found out she was pregnant. When her husband demands her to terminate the pregnancy, Willow returns to the one place she found solace.
After a tragic accident, Kaiden withdrew from everyone he loved, including Willow. By the time he finally realized what he had done, Willow was already gone. Giving herself to another man. She wasn’t his any longer.Who ever said that dreams would come true if you wished upon stars? Or do they?



It is included in the AFWB Anthology: 25 Days of Christmas






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