Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Review & Giveaway: "KING" by T.M. Frazier

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KING. IS. HERE!
NOW AVAILABLE
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Blurb
Homeless, hungry and desperate enough to steal, Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from.

A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, pu$$y or a combination of all three.

King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go.

Warning: This book contains graphic violence, consensual and nonconsensual sex, drug use, abuse, and other taboo subjects and adult subject matter. Although originally slated to be a standalone, KING is now a two part series.

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REVIEW

This book was so much more than I expected it to be, which is saying a lot because from the moment I read the blurb I thought it would be awesome!

Doe is at the ultimate low. She has no idea who she is, no way to earn money, and nothing to eat. The streets are no place for a woman like her and she's found that out. When she makes the decision to look for a biker to care for her she meets King. He's tough as nails on the outside, but Doe brings out something real in him. It's a vulnerability that prison brought. It brings confusion to the story and romance to what is a physical relationship.

This book has some hard scenes. King and Preppy dealt with more than any adolescent boys should have to. No matter how bad I felt for Doe, I always felt worse for these two. That was especially so after mid way through the book. This book brought tears and I seriously cried over our bow-tied friend. It's a real emotional read and shows what happens to kids who have to raise themselves and have little in the way of options.

I can't wait for the next book in the series. I want to know what happens! I have so many guesses, but they could all be wrong. This is the first book I've read from this author, but it will not be the last!

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Excerpt 

“Hey there,” a deep voice rumbled against my ear.
When I turned around, I was eye level with a wall of leather with white patches sewn into it. One read VICE PRESIDENT and the other, BEACH BASTARDS. The man wearing the vest had long blonde hair that draped over to one side of his head, revealing the shaved area beneath. He had a beard, not stubble, a full-on beard that was a few inches long and very well groomed. He stood well over six feet, his frame lean yet very cut and muscular. I couldn’t tell what color his eyes were because his lids hung heavy and were slightly reddened. His entire neck was covered with colorful tattoos and when he went to light a cigarette I noticed that the backs of both of his hands and were covered in ink as well.
“Hey,” I answered back, trying to assert my newly found false confidence.
He was beyond attractive. He was gorgeous. If I had to end up in someone’s bed, I imagined that being in his wouldn’t be half-bad. He sniffled, drawing attention to the light dusting of white powder trapped in his nostrils.
“They call me Bear. You belong to anyone?” he asked seductively, leaning in toward me.
“Maybe…you?” I winced at my choice of words. Of all the fucking things I could have said, THAT was what came to mind? Stupid fucking mouth. Nikki was right. I spoke first and thought second.
Bear chuckled. “I’d love that, beautiful, but I got something else in mind.”
“Oh, yeah? What would that be?” I asked, trying to keep my tone light although my mind and heart were racing.
“This party? It’s for my buddy. And he was down here for a total of thirty minutes before he hightailed it upstairs to drown himself in a bottle of Jack. He’s like a cat in a tree, can’t seem to talk him down. It’s understandable, seeing as he’s been away a while, but I figure you can help me out.”
He hooked his finger into the front of my skirt and slowly dragged me toward him until my nipples were flush up against his chest. He pressed his fingers into the skin right above my public bone and I resisted the urge to jump back by biting down on my bottom lip.
“The BBB’s have never really been his thing.” He paused when he saw the confused look on my face at his abbreviation. “Beach Bastard Bitches.” He explained. “But you? You’re new. You’re different. You’ve got this cute little innocent thing going on, but I know you’re not or you wouldn’t be at this kind of party if that was your deal. I’m thinking he’ll like you.” Bear brushed his lips against the side of my neck. “So maybe you go up there. Make him happy for me. Make little him happy by wrapping those gorgeous lips around his cock for a while. Then when you’re done, bring him back down here to civilization. And maybe later, if you’re a good girl and do what you’re told, we can go back to the clubhouse and have some real fun.” He grazed his teeth along my earlobe. “Think you can you do that for me?”
“Yeah, yeah I can do that,” I said. My skin prickling from his touch. And I could do it.
I think.
“What’s your name anyway?” Bear’s hand slowly traveled up the back of my leg, pushing up my skirt, it came to rest on my ass cheek, which was then exposed to anyone who might have been looking in our direction.
“Doe. My name is Doe,” I breathed.
“Fitting.” He said with a chuckle. “Well, my innocent looking little Doe.” Bear leaned in close and surprised me by planting a soft kiss on the corner of my mouth. His lips were soft, and he smelled like laundry detergent mixed with liquor and cigarettes. I was just beginning to think that the kiss meant that he’d changed his mind and didn’t want me to send me away to his friend, but no such luck. He pulled away abruptly and turned me around by my shoulders so that I was facing the stairs. He swatted me on my ass, propelling me forward. “Up the stairs you go, sweetheart. Last room at the end of the hallway. Be good to my boy, and me and you will get to play later.” He sealed his words with a wink and as I made my way up the stairs I turned back and flashed him a fake smile. I hoped the guy at the end of the hallway was like Bear, because then maybe it wouldn’t be so bad.
Then a thought hit me that had me fighting back the tears that sprung from my eyes with a sudden force that almost took me to my knees.
I’d officially sold myself, and the price was far more than any dollar amount.



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About the Author:
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T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and three feisty fur kids.

She attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she specialized in public speaking. After years working in real estate and new home construction, she decided it was finally time to stop pushing her dreams to the back burner and pursue writing seriously.

In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents.

It only took her twenty years to start the next one.
It will not be about hamsters.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Review: "Hypnotized" by Georgia Le Carre

Title: Hypnotized
Author: Georgia Le Carre
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Tour Host: DRC Promotions & Ingenious Indie Promotions

Synopsis

 
Hypnotized...
Unlocking her mind... Will unleash his darkest desires.

  Marlow Kane 

Two years ago I had the perfect life. Then…BOOM…everything was gone in a one shocking instant that left me dead inside. Now I’m a hypnotist on London’s famous Harley Street. I’ll help you kick a habit, lose an irrational fear, shed some pounds, or explore your past… My new client Olivia Swanson is an incredibly beautiful, mysterious and troubled young woman who has lost her memory. As our sessions commence her deepest darkest desires are laid bare and I realize she is not at all what she seems to be. What I uncover is so intoxicating I begin to lose all sense of professionalism. I know I should abandon our weekly encounters—I know I should stop—but I can’t… What I fear most is what I am discovering about myself....

  Olivia Swanson

Marlow Kane is unlike any man I've ever known. He has film star looks, a ripped body and a very sexy American accent. But sometimes when he thinks no one is looking I see pain swimming in his eyes. To excavate my buried memories I gave him permission to delve into the darkest recesses of my mind, but I've now begun to experience flashbacks. The problem is I don't recognize the woman in my memories. But I say nothing because I fear he may suddenly stop and I cannot let him walk away. I live for his smoldering gaze and forbidden touch. He has no idea that the deeper he goes the more entangled we become....




REVIEW

A life after a bone crushing loss, that's what Dr. Kane is trudging through every day for. He feels no attachment, no true desire until Olivia. When he sees her photo he knows, when she walks through the door he's shaken. Finally there is a stir and the circumstances couldn't be worse. For Olivia, there is so much unknown. She's felt dead since her accident, but when she meets Marlow she feels. It's one that's natural to her, but it confuses her. As her past unravels so does a mystery.

This book has much more suspense to it than I expected. Who is the White Owl? Is Olivia really what they think? False memories? I didn't expect the way it all came together. This book covers some uncomfortable topics, but respectfully. I love Marlow's character. He has a dominant personality, but isn't an Alpha dominant. He has this caring and compassionate aspect that rarely comes out in these types of books. While Olivia is a submissive in nature, she takes what she wants without apology. I truly love their characters. The softness, vulnerability, and strength.

This is an excellent read. It's engaging without being overdrawn. The ending isn't given away until the story is coming to a close. I'd definitely recommend this book.

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Teaser:

 
‘I want you.’ The gold went from his eyes. They glowed like wet amber. Wild, ancient, and powerful. Suddenly, as if it was too much to resist, his hand reached out and grabbed a handful of hair from the back of my head. My mouth went dry. I swayed toward him. I could smell him. Soap. Alcohol. At this time of the afternoon? And something else. The smells of his day? Impossible to tell. Intriguing nevertheless. The other hand, rough with urgency, curled around my waist. Hot, solid and possessive. His lips traveled downwards. It must have been only a second but it seemed to take ages. Breathlessly I waited for his lips to find mine. I felt him inhale before our lips touched. And then all hell broke loose and I lost all sense of time or place. The brutal warmth of his mouth was incredible. All that was cold and lost inside me went up in flames like kindling on a dry night. I laced my fingers through the lushness of his thick hair and moaned. His tongue was fire. Irresistible. A madness that swept along my lower lip. When he bit the edge of my bottom lip hard enough for me to gasp with a mixture of pain and pleasure, his tongue snaked into my open mouth, muscular, cocky, and tasting indescribably delicious. A rush of heat flared between my legs. I stood on tiptoes like a child reaching for a treat on a high shelf, and sucked the hot and silky flesh like it was toffee. I could have sucked him forever. The greed that flashed inside me was as shocking as the impatience that poured out of me. I was starving for him.

About The Author


Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden filled with fruit and walnut trees.
When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights. And often with the man of her dreams.

 

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Review: "Anthony" by Harold J. Fischel

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Publisher:  Harold J. Fischel (April 3, 2014)
 Category: New Adult, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction
 Tour Date: May/June, 2015 
Available in: Print & ebook, 309 Pages

Blurb

 Life has never been easy for Anthony, the secret love child of a well-known US general and his beautiful mistress. After his father perishes in a plane crash, his cancer-stricken mother, Yuni, is forced to move with him to a tiny New York City apartment. And to make matters worse, he’s flagged as an easy target for neighborhood bullies, who constantly terrorize him inside and outside of school. But after a brutal attack prompts him to fight back in a fit of rage, things start to turn around for the young boy. He shows promise joining the swim and wrestling teams in school, and begins to grow into the tall and physically fit body he inherited from his father. Just when Anthony’s situation seems to be getting better, however, tragedy strikes his life yet again. In order to put the pieces back together, he turns to some of the strong female figures in his life. But it’s the one girl whom he least expects who may have the power to heal him—shedding his image as the illegitimate son through the magic of love and helping him leave his tragic childhood behind.

Review

Anthony is the illegitimate son of a rich powerful man and a super model. He lives in a upper crust neighborhood and goes to a private school. When his father dies everything changes. His mother already ravaged from cancer has little income and he now lives in public housing and goes to a school full of ruffians. Suddenly being the man of the house changes his outlook and personality. He learns how to take care of himself, which he will have to relearn repeatedly as his life continues to change.

This book takes Anthony from grade school through college and beyond. It gives us a glimpse of a young boy becoming a man during rough times and public persecution. Anthony has many ups and downs. It's a great tale of overcoming adversity. I wish it told more of his story toward the end. The other characters became stronger than Anthony's, though I hope to see their tale as well.

This is a realistic tale of love, loss, and triumph. It's riches to rags, then patching the rags to make riches again. The characters are powerful and endearing making this a moving and thoughtful book.

Praise for Anthony by Harold J. Fischel:

"It's not often that I find a book that truly moves me, but Anthony may have just been it. Anthony is so real...such a realistic and poignant character. He is bitter, confused, sad, angry, and while his experience is not necessarily the norm of a typical young adult, you can easily relate to him. What a transformation. Anthony goes from a scared and weak child to a fierce, understanding, and competent young man. Fischel writes with skill and craftsmanship that is a joy to read. I would read anything else he has to offer in a heartbeat."- Katelyn Hensel, Readers' Favorite "The young boy, Anthony, captures your heart in the first few chapters, and you will want to continue with him through his happy, frightening, joyful, daunting journey toward manhood. A good read from start to finish." J. Herrick, Amazon Reviewer "New Adult, Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction's coming of age story, Anthony, is inspiring and heartwarming. Fischel's writing style is accomplished and smooth, and I quickly became immersed in this athletic and ethical story of triumph over adversity. Anthony is a marvelous book and is highly recommended reading."- Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite "Loved the story line, could not put it down. Although it is listed as a novel, it is sad to think this is reality for some kids."- Donna Connely, Amazon Reviewer "Anthony by Harold J. Fischel is a wonderful coming of age novel. I loved the story of Anthony,...  I welcomed all the surprises and I loved all the characters. Anthony was resilient and strong, even when he was still a kid. Everything he experienced growing up only made him stronger, some of the things that happened to him even made me cry. All the supporting characters also played big roles in Anthony's success. Overall, a good book with great characters."- Lorena Sanqui, Readers' Favorite

About Harold J. Fischel:

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Harold J. Fischel, a graduate of Washington & Lee University and the NYU School of Law, has lived and worked on four different continents. His family fled the Netherlands shortly after the Nazi invasion, moving to Curacao and Aruba before settling in the United States in 1952. After law school, Fischel served the US Army in Germany, later retiring as a captain. Since then, he again lived in the Netherlands, before returning to the United States to work for the US subsidiary of a Chinese company. Fischel is now retired and living in Michigan with his wife, Jan, and their  beloved Labrador retriever. He has two daughters, five wonderful grandchildren, and two great sons-in-law. Since retiring, he has published two novels and is working on a third.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Review: "StepSister Devotion Part Four" by Eve Cates


StepSister Devotion Part Four
by Eve Cates
Series: StepSister Devotion, Part Four
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 8, 2015



Just like the end of the fairy-tale tattooed on my arm, the evil queen is no more. You’d think that would mean Abigail and I could get our happy ever after, and our story would fade to black. But it’s not that easy. Now, there are people who know our secret, and are willing to use it against us. There’s a storm coming our way.

We've endured so much, and survived it with our relationship kept secret. But is our devotion strong enough to brave the reality of the world, an angry ex-husband, and a father who blames me for his undoing? Can we survive?

Find out what fate has in store for Sebastian and Abigail in this gripping conclusion of the Stepsister Devotion serial by debut author, Eve Cates.



REVIEW

This is the conclusion that we've been waiting for! This book does NOT disappoint. The secret is known and now those who know it are trying to use it for their own good. It's up to Abigail and Sebastian to decide how they move forward. With a child and one on the way they now have to look at not only the their future, but that of their family.

There are so many twists in this story and moments that will leave you holding your breath. The end about killed me...
and ...
just wait you'll find out what I mean.

Eve Cates has brought what is my favorite step sibling romance to life. It's the first books I've read from her and I'll be following her other work. She weaved a tale that went from precious to scorching, had me blushing then fuming, and on the edge of my seat.




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Eve Cates is a twenty-something author of contemporary erotic romance. She loves all things naughty, demanding men and difficult situations (pass the popcorn please). Her first series, StepSister Devotion, will be told in four parts, releasing via Kindle Unlimited.

Eve has loved writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and penned a note to her imaginary friend 'Pok'. Accused of being a 'dreamer' as she grew, she's taken that notion and turned her daydreams into stories to delight and satisfy her readers.

When she isn't writing, you'll find her at home with her husband, four children, and two dogs.