Friday, 25 May 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Swallow Me Whole - Gemma James







Title: Swallow Me Whole
Author: Gemma James
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 25, 2018






Blurb


Sadie Sawyer wants to learn how to blow a guy. She’s my
sister’s best friend. The girl I’ve known since grade school. The girl I’ve
always considered off-limits.

She’s the girl that crawled under a table in a bar one night
and changed everything between us. Now the brain in my pants is more than
willing to step up.

The rules are simple.

No kissing.

No screwing.

No falling in love.

But the more I let her use my body in the name of
experimentation, the more I know being friends isn’t enough.

Is it too much to want it all with her?

The taste of her lips.

The sweetness of her innocence.

The chance to earn her love.

I might have a real shot with her…if her douchebag ex and my
past don’t ruin everything.



Swallow Me Whole is a friends-to-lovers
standalone romance. Please note this book was previously published as a serial
under the pen name of Angel Allen.










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Our Review:

“A dirty friends to lovers, 5 stars”

Sadie is the ultimate good girl. She’s sweet and pure and everything you really hope your daughter to be as a parent. But like most good girls she doesn’t want to be good, she wants to be bad. Only problem is she can’t get out of her head long enough to do what she wants to do. Sadie is always second guessing herself and letting some of those closest to her walk all over her and telling her that she can’t make up her mind. Except for Ashton and Mandy. They have always been in her corner, but what happens if Ash’s place in her life shifts? Will she be able to deal with the changes?

Ashton has always deeply cared for Sadie but never thought about going after her. She’s too innocent and he doesn’t want to get her dirty with his hands. But what if being dirty is what Sadie craves? When Sadie comes onto him he decides to make his play. Will he be able to convince Sadie the reason it never worked out with anyone else is because they weren’t him?

Ugh, I loved these two. they were on fire. They were like two flames who clashed together and just kept getting bigger and hotter as the story wore on. Even with all the heat there was a solid love behind these two from start to finish, it just grew. I love how Mandy (who is Ash’s sister) was behind them a 100%. My favorite thing about this story is even though Ash wouldn’t be able to give Sadie the life she grew up with (financially) she didn’t care. She just wanted him, and I loved it. Because in the end love is enough. I can totally see myself rereading this sometime. 


Star Ratings:
Plot-5/5
Characters-5/5
Heat-5/5
Writing style-5/5
Overall-5/5






Author Bio

Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of
a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to
explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly
curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers.
Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”



She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and
kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their
four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who
steals everyone’s attention.



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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Release Blitz & Review - If You Say So - Teagan Hunter



Title: If You Say So
Author: Teagan Hunter
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Novella
Release Date: May 24, 2018




Blake and I weren’t always together. But, to be fair, we weren’t always not together either.

It began innocently. We were friends, nothing more.

Then two years ago, everything changed.

I noticed his stares. He noticed mine.

We weren’t just friends anymore—we were a whole hell of a lot more than that.

And that’s how we remained, blissfully in love and ready to conquer anything that stood in our way.

Except for ourselves.











Best friends turned lovers… turned enemies? That isn’t how the story is supposed to go. If You Say So is a unique and realistic take on romance. This story includes characters from We are the Stars also by Teagan Hunter. This story is much more than a romance story. This is a MM story.

The plot of this book intrigued me. We met the main characters in the first book and they were amazing. We also got to see a little bit of their downfall as well. I felt invested in them before I even picked up If You Say So. This book is about real life. Relationships are not perfect. I love that Teagan really hit on this and created a story that readers can relate to.

Blake and Nate are amazing characters. I loved them in the first book and this book did make me love them even more. I am fully invested in their story. Blake is complex. He has a past and some things going on with him that take some time to explore. Nate, well he is a special character. He made a huge mistake and feels like it has ruined his life. I think we all have done something a time or two that made us feel the same. I loved watching him wrestle with his feelings and come to terms with them.

The heat in this book is quite steamy. I don’t normally read MM books so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I did not expect to feel the chemistry between these characters. Their sexual tension was flying off the pages. I truly invested in them so I think that added to the effect these scenes had on me.

The pace of this book is steady. One of my favorite things about this book is the use of flashbacks. We didn’t get their beginning because when this story starts they have already ended. I loved getting the glimpse in the past and seeing where they came from. This story needed that connection to feel fully invested. My only complaint is I don’t really feel like the story is resolved. I would have loved a conclusion or a bit more at the end to feel like this story is resolved for me.

In conclusion, I love the way this author is able to create characters that I am in love with. If You Say So is another hit for Teagan Hunter. The book discusses serious topics and explores the real-life complexities of relationships. I would recommend this book to others. 

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Character: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall: 4/5




By day I’m a freelance cover designer. By every other free moment, a writer. I’m a Missouri raised gal, but I currently live in North Carolina with my US Marine husband where I spend my days begging him for a cat. I survive off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When I’m not writing, you can find me binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. I like cold weather, buy more paperbacks than I’ll ever read, and I never say no to brownies.




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Release Blitz & Review - We Are Stars - Teagan Hunter



Title: We Are the Stars
Author: Teagan Hunter
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 24, 2018




There was no way I wasn’t going to fall for Carsen Wheatley. He came out of nowhere and we collided like stars in the night sky. It was fast and brutal. The buildup was slow and the burnout inevitable.

I never intended for him to be anything more than a summer fling, and he never thought of me as more than fleeting moments of happiness.

But the summer is only temporary, and so were we.

We are imperfect.
We are mismatched.
And we stand no chance against any of it.












What happens with the town pariah meets his match? Read We are the Stars to find out. This book captured my heart and refused to let it go. We are the Stars is such a deep story that has a greater meaning. This book has romance and heat, but even more importantly, this story has themes that should resonate with most people.

The plot of this book intrigued me. It was more than just girl meets boy. It was boy who is a pariah, but the girl looks past that, and an unusual friendship of sorts begins to form. Honestly, I loved this whole arc for these two characters. It really spoke to me. There are a couple of different themes that this story covers. Friendship can be found in unexpected places. Avoidance can cause more issues than there were to begin with. Also, sometimes you have to focus on yourself in order to better your life and be able to accept another into it.

Elliott is who I would hope I would be in a similar situation. She is strong-willed and kind, while also being brutally honest. What I love most is that she doesn’t just accept what others say as truth. She refuses to give in to gossip and that is the way I try to live my life as well. There are always more than one side to a story and I love that she sees that. Carsen is a dark and broody character. He has had so much tragedy in his past and that seeped into his personality and shaped him into a shell of a person. I loved his journey throughout this book. 

The heat in this book is like an inferno. A spark lights a match that burns through these two characters. I loved watching them progress though the different stages of heat between them. I think that their personalities added to this burning fire that allowed it to burn brighter. The heat in this book was perfect.

The pace of this book was steady. I was entranced from the very beginning and read this book without putting it down. I just had to know what happened next with Elliott and Carsen. Thankfully, the author answered all my questions while adding more about some minor characters in the book. I cannot wait to see where she takes this series. 

Overall, this story is such a romantic, yet heartbreaking story. I loved the characters and the plot. The author really made me love these characters to the point that at times my heart longed for their love and broke for their heartbreak. If you can handle a little bit of that, then I would recommend this book for you.


Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Character: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5





By day I’m a freelance cover designer. By every other free moment, a writer. I’m a Missouri raised gal, but I currently live in North Carolina with my US Marine husband where I spend my days begging him for a cat. I survive off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When I’m not writing, you can find me binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. I like cold weather, buy more paperbacks than I’ll ever read, and I never say no to brownies.









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