Sunday, June 22, 2014

Blog Tour: TOO MUCH by: Lea Griffith

In Lea Griffith’s Loveswept debut, a novel that’s perfect for erotic romance readers, two lovers who have shared exquisite pain and unforgettable bliss find solace back in each other’s arms.

Jeremiah Copeland and Daly Edwards have a history. Even though he grew up a criminal struggling to care for two younger siblings, and she’s the pampered daughter of a power-hungry senator, they formed a bond that nothing could break. Only a lack of trust ripped them apart.

Seven years later, Daly has reason to believe that Jeremiah’s brother is in trouble. She reaches out to Jeremiah the only way she knows how: at his BDSM club, The Underground. But one look ignites a heat she thought had cooled forever. As Jeremiah takes control of her body once again, Daly quickly loses control of her carefully rebuilt world. Too much has never been enough between them, and as danger swirls in the shadows, Jeremiah forces Daly to recognize what has never changed: She still loves him. His command is that she return her heart—and he will make her obey.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cover Reveal: Perfectly Nomal by: Jaden Wilkes

Take a girl like Columbia, put her in a vastly different life with a man unlike anyone she's ever known. Throw in Dimitri's nightmares, the Concierge's disdain for Dimitri's new house guest and a few hundred people looking high and low for the both of them...and it makes for a very interesting read.

Picking up at the end of the last chapter, this novella covers the time until the Epilogue from the first bestselling novel in this series, 
The Beast.

Two twisted and imperfect beings must adjust to their new lives together while avoiding detection from authorities and an international crime ring.

***As with the first novel in this series, this story covers dark themes with graphic sex, murder and violence.

“I don’t see how we can expect to travel around and not change my appearance,” Columbia said for the hundredth time since they returned from their horrible encounter.

“I will not have you destroying your hair because of that monster you killed,” he replied. His voice let her know he wasn’t in the mood for argument.  “It’s bad enough he drove you to destroy your body and almost destroyed your soul.”

“I just think it would be better if I tried it for a year or two. I could cut it short and go blonde. Maybe get contact lenses?” she asked, trying to get him to think about this from a logical standpoint. She knew he loved her hair, but if she was going to be recognized then it made sense to change something. She thought about Eden’s pink locks and added, “I could go pink even,” and smiled.

He looked at her, smirked and said, “You would not look good in pink, little dove.” He reached for her and pulled her towards him on the chaise. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Break Me by: Autumn Stark

I am going to begin this review by saying that I liked the story that was told in this novel. I mean I didn’t necessarily like Anthony Tate in the beginning of this story but he definitely grew on me. He was a romance writer and a certified man-child that wanted everything his way and low and behold enters Abigail Stevens, his editor to cook, scheduler, best friend, and maid to clean up all of his messes from grammar to women, she was his ride or die chick who was hopelessly and helplessly falling in love with him. 

From the moment she laid eyes on him, Abby was hooked and Tony knew exactly what kind of effect he had on her. Through all of his highs, lows, and in between, Abby provided Tony with any and every thing he needed to get his next best seller on the shelves.  However, when Tony feels the sting of humiliation as his on again off again girlfriend turns down his proposal and is photo’d with the latest “IT” boy, his need to feel in control of his life turns into Abby’s kinktastic fantasy; her ultimate want since meeting him. 

Tony literally has his way with Abby and believes that it’s his right to do so and Abby lets him because she feels obligated. So what happens when needs and wants collide? A hot mess, that leaves Abby vanishing and Tony losing his mind to find her and thus, the love story begins. 

 I really enjoyed this novel. There were a few twists and turns that kept the story of Abby and Tony exciting and me rooting for them to have their happy ending. There were laughs and awes and “I can’t believe he just did that” to keep you turning the pages. The characters were well developed from Abby to Tony to all of the supporting characters from Tony’s best friend to Abby brothers, even the ones that were just a storyline phone call away.  I could empathize with some of the feelings and thoughts that were sprinting around in Abby’s head and heart.

Overall, I would recommend this book to someone into a little bit of kinky hotness and a lot bit of swoon worthy romantically notions. However, I could not help but think another story from this novel is on the horizon and then at the end I see it…Book Two of the In Plain Sight Series...YES!!!

I digress. Run and read Break me, it will not disappoint you.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Therapist


I am a sociopath. 

I know this because I diagnosed myself.

I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from a very prestigious university.

I am charming, attractive, and you probably want to sleep with me.

I take what I want, when I want, and I enjoy picking the most tragic of all my patients to experiment with.

I have no remorse, I am unrelenting in my pursuit of tragedy, and I am about to meet my match.

Her name is not important, I am only allowed to call her Mistress. She is a femme fatale, a patient, and now an obsession.

She will destroy me, I will do anything to get inside of her.

I can already feel her inside of me.

**Trigger warning. This novel contains situations of perversity and dubious consent. It is not a love story, but more of a journey through a few short days in the life of a madman. What you see is not always what you get, reality is altered through his eyes and sometimes there is no happily ever after.

My Review

Did that just happen? Were the words that were written and seen processed correctly in my mind as I read the last sentence of the novel Therapist by Jaden Wilkes? I knew before I started that this read would be a challenge and would toss some of my values and beliefs into a categorical mind storm. However, I was not expecting any of what I experienced while reading about the diabolical, twisted, and just plain ole everyday crazy as a Bessie bug, Dr. Alexandre Dane.

Dr. Dane had it going on, he had money, described as being smoking hot,  smart and to top it all off, he had a British accent that made all of the wicked, sick, and twisted things he said and and did sound oh so right. This man had stamina and charm and the tendencies of a sociopath that made parts of the book nearly painful to read. Like there were parts of this book where I was talking back to my inanimate reader and thinking somebody needs to do something to stop this man.

Although the novel seemed to be all about Dr. Dane and all of his shenanigans, there were some interesting supporting characters that seemed a little too engrossed in the mad mad world of Dr. Dane.  They were quite peculiar because they would almost seem to just pop-up and the way Alexandre felt about them changed just by the the hour. Sometimes his regard would change for them so suddenly that I needed to go back to see what I missed. His behavior was as erratic as a Sour Patch Kid, one minute he loathes them and the next he can't seem to live without them...her... I mean I meant her...oh well... you get the picture. But there is this one character that magically appears and then disappears always leaving Alexandre with a physical scar to remind him that she "sees" him.

Interview & Giveaway with Jaden Wilkes

Run & Read That
presents an interview with author:
Jaden Wilkes

1.    I have read two of your novels, the first being The Beast and most recently, Therapist, what comes first, the character development or the idea for the novel?

The story idea comes first, then once I start writing it the characters take on lives of their own and wrest control from me. Any development you observe during the course of the story is from their own need to grow, not my intent.

2.    Your characters are pretty twisted; what was your writing process for introducing us to some not only warped characters but also some perverse story lines?

I get on my laptop and start banging on the keys. Not to sound flippant, but I barely plan any of these things that happen. I'm sure if I started to take the time to plan, certain things would be fleshed out more...or writing tends to be fairly spartan as it is, so I don't know how much more I would add.

3.    What sparked the idea for Therapist and especially Dr. Dane? 

The shower. I get pretty much the best ideas in the shower. I think it's because that is the only place I have time to myself in the midst of my hectic life. Initially I thought about how interesting it would be to have a character who was brilliant but severely flawed. Then take him, apply some pressure and watch the cracks form. The ending surprised me though, I did not see it coming at all and had to go back and rewrite some things once I knew exactly what was going on.

4.    What was your favorite part of the Therapist?

The moments we got to see the man he could be. Those quiet moments we get an idea that he was normal and emotionally stable before terrible things happened to him as a child. I think when he's daydreaming about life with Jane we see a wistfulness from him for the things he knows he could have but isn't capable of maintaining. 
5.    What was the hardest part for you to write in Therapist?

Friday, June 6, 2014

Alpha by: Jasinda Wilder

Soooooooooo...Alpha by Jasinda Wilder pulled me in because of the intriguing plot where Kyrie, a young struggling college student who is trying to take care of herself, her younger brother, her mentally unstable mother, and herself. She was juggling all of her responsibilities while having to rob Peter to pay Paul when she was suddenly fired from her job. Mysteriously, checks began to arrive made out to her in the amount of $10,000 each. For 12 months these checks arrived until that faithful day, a strange man comes to "collect" her. And by collecting her, I mean a huge burly dude pops up to take her to the unknown benefactor who we learn is a wealthy business tycoon named Valentine.

Now I was a bit excited about this read... wait a minute, am I the only one that thinks Valentine is an odd name for a big, bad, sexy, Alpha male? Sorry about that interruption but that name bothered me for at least a chapter or two after the big reveal...


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