Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Spotlight: Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler






Hungry Like the Wolf Character Spotlight

SWAT Profiles
Meet the Men of the Dallas PD SWAT Team




Name: Gage Dixon
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Age: 40
Originally From: San Antonio, TX
Before Joining SWAT: U.S. Army Ranger
SWAT Rank: Sergeant/SWAT Commander/Pack Alpha
Special Skill/Talent: Skilled in all SWAT Tactics and Techniques/Consummate Planner
What He Drives: Black Dodge Charger
Years He’s Been a Werewolf: 14
Years He’s Been in SWAT: 10
One thing he never leaves home without: A worn and scratched 2nd Ranger Battalion Challenge Coin.
Notes: After leaving the Army, Gage joined the Dallas PD, spending time in the narcotics division and garnering commendations out the wazoo. Took over the SWAT Team eight years ago, then slowly replaced everyone with werewolves. Gauge carries a Sig P239 SA/DA 8 round 9mm as his back-up piece.





Title: Hungry Like the Wolf
Series: SWAT #1
Author: Paige Tyler
ISBN: 9781492608479
Pubdate: January 6th, 2015

 Buy Links:

Indieboundhttp://bit.ly/1uyQuCM


INTRODUCING SWAT: SPECIAL WOLF ALPHA TEAM
They’re tight
They’re on target
They’re as alpha as men can get

The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secretthey’re a pack of wolf shifters.
The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive—and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn’t sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding somethingand she’s determined to find out what.
Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She’s smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she’s getting dangerously close to the truth—and perilously close to his heart…

Paige Tyler is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. Paige writes books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them. Visit www.paigetylertheauthor.com. She and her very own military hero (aka her husband) live on the Florida coast with their adorable dog.


Giveaway






Monday, December 29, 2014

Shattered Dreams Book Tour / Promo Blitz





  
TITLE : Shattered Dreams
AUTHOR : Brenda Kennedy
GENRE : Soft Romance
RELEASE DATE : December 15, 2014


http://bit.ly/1F8mti0





Emma Greyson, Age 22, Has a loving husband, Max, and a newborn son, James. She is finally living her dream, until fate steps in and shatters everything.

Trying to deal with the death of her husband and learning how to be a single mom, Emma decides to move from Fort Drum, New York, back to her hometown of Sarasota, Florida.

Four years later, Emma has a fresh start with a new job and new friends. She meets an attractive doctor, Alec Collins. Taking things slowly, she is happy with the way things are going until fate steps in again and reveals the ugly truth of Alec's past.
















BRENDA KENNEDY
AMAZON BEST SELLING AUTHOR




First and foremost I am a wife, mother and grandmother.

I am also a nurse and a new author.  

I moved to sunny Florida in 2006 and never looked back. I love fresh squeezed lemonade, crushed ice, teacups, wineglasses, non-franchise restaurants, ice cream cones, boating, picnics, cookouts, throwing parties, lace, white wine, mojitos, strawberry margaritas, white linen tablecloths, fresh flowers and Pinterest. I also love to read and write and to spend time with my family. My books thus far, have been inspired by the things I love and the people who influence me, every single day to be a better person.









Sunday, December 28, 2014

Review: Stormbound with a Tycoon by Shawna Delacorte


TITLE: STROMBOUND WITH A TYCOON
AUTHOR: SHAWNA DELACORTE
PUBLISHER: Silhouette; First Edition 
PUBLISHED: March 1, 2001
SOURCE: BORROWED


BUY LINK: AMAZON


BLURB
Wealthy, jaded playboy Dylan Russell had sought an isolated cabin in the woods to escape his fast-paced life and reconsider his future. He wanted solitude... but awoke to a woman in his bed! Nothing had prepared Dylan for the sight of his best friend's sister... or the sensual spark that embracing her ignited.

After a canceled project, publicist Jessica McGuire looked forward to days of relaxation. She never expected to encounter the man who had stirred feelings deep in her soul years ago. Stranded with her in a storm, Dylan beckoned her closer with his bedroom eyes. But would Jessica have to be content with only a few nights of passion when she yearned for his love for a lifetime?

MY REVIEW

I was looking for a quick read and hence my decision to read this title..  This title is different from what I have come to expect from the harlequin desire line.  If you like your romance stories hot and steamy then this book is not for you. If on the other hand, you like sweet romance stories with light, love scenes where you have to use your imagination then you will love this book.

This story was told from the POV of the main characters.  Some readers may find the switching between the two POVs distracting. I don’t mind it as it provided me with insight into their thoughts and emotions.

Stormbound with a Tycoon tells the story of Jessica McGuire and Dylan Russell.  Jessica had a crush on Dylan since she was fifteen years old; however, to Dylan she was his best friend’s sister and nothing else.  Fast forward sixteen years later, these two had moved on with their lives, but it did not turn out as was expected. Jessica is a divorcee, who is determined to get her life back on track and prove that she does not need a man to define her.  Dylan is an ace at making lucrative business deals; however, after a deal gone bad he began to question his judgement as a result he decided to re-evaluate his life. To do so he asked his best friend for the use of his cabin.  Jessica, unaware of this arrangement decided to stay at the cabin to get some much needed rest. The two became stranded as a result of a storm and was forced to endure each other company throughout the duration of the storm.

There were a lot of internal battles of emotions in this title.  Both characters had their inner demons to deal with and found it difficult to express their feelings.  I thought Jessica was a bit judgemental when it came to Dylan. She is willing to think the worst of him. In spite of this she had difficulty fighting her attraction to him.

Dylan was not looking for a committed relationship based on events of his past as such he was clueless as to how to deal with his feelings for Jessica.

This is a story of love, self-discovery and acceptance. It depicts that love will find you when you least expect it and with the most unlikely person.

Overall, I found this to be an ok read.




Friday, December 26, 2014

REVIEW: ALL DOGS BITE


TITLE: ALL DOGS BITE by ALEXX ANDRIA
SERIES:CLUB CHROME
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
PUBLISHER : ALEXX ANDRIA
PAGES: 155
SOURCE: AUTHOR

BUY LINK: AMAZON




BLURB

USA Today bestselling author Alexx Andria crafts another MC romance that will leave her readers breathless.

When Delainey Jones pictured the love of her life, she never imagined a hard-as-nails MC leader who is as bad as they come but when a man climbs through her window, bleeding from a gunshot wound and needing a place to hide, all she can see is one hot, sexy man in need of her help and she doesn't hesitate.

But Delainey's compassionate nature might be her undoing because this man isn't the kind a sweet, trusting woman like Delainey should let in her bed...or her heart. In fact, he's the worst kind of man for a woman like her. Too bad she can't seem to get enough.

Bronx Harris doesn't know what to think of the curvy strawberry blonde but he does know that she's pretty sexy and he's down with recuperating with her as his personal nurse while he lays low. But all too soon, Bronx finds himself feeling more than he should - more than what's safe - for the curvy, innocent woman and he knows he ought to walk away. But Delainey is like a drug in his system and before long, walking away feels like the last thing he wants to do...even though he knows he'll never be the man she needs him to be.

Can their love survive the collateral damage of two worlds colliding? Find out in the thrilling sequel to Alexx Andria's Kings of Asphalt, Club Chrome series.


REVIEW
My decision to read this book was based 
 The cover
 The synopsis

I could not wait to sink my teeth into this one.  However, after the first ten percent (10%) I began to doubt my decision.  I found this story somewhat unrealistic based on the following:

          a.       Which self-respecting and sane woman would accept a strange man with a gunshot wound  into her home, proceeded to tend his wounds and never thought to call the police?  In addition, you find out that this man is the leader of a notorious motorcycle and you allow him to hide out at your home.


         b.       I don’t possess a medical degree, but I know that it’s not possible to dress a gunshot with just alcohol and band aids, especially when the person is bleeding profusely.

        c.    I found it strange that Delainey could fall hopelessly in love with Bronx and she knew nothing about him.

        d.      In this day and age, with all the different types of STDs out there, why would one choose to have unprotected sex with someone you don’t know?

       e.      I thought he was a jerk. Here is someone willing to help you and all you can think about is finding ways to manipulate the person.  He believed Delainey to be an easy mark because of her size. How cruel and sexist is that?

  It was these things that irritated me and had me questioning my judgement to continue reading this title. However, as I am not someone who throws in the towel so easily I stuck it out.  Well, you are probably wondering if it was worthwhile to stick it out. I must admit there were some redeeming qualities.

Bronx’s  back story made for some interesting reading.  It provided me with a clearer picture of why he was the way he is not that it’s an excuse to treat Delainey so poorly.  This revelation led to some really bad people being put behind bars where they deserved to be. The investigation into who wanted him dead also helped in the redemption of this story for me.  It was interesting to discover who was behind his shooting.

I thought Delainey was a good influence for Bronx as she made him want to change the way he lived his life.  Bronx, on the other hand is scared of how she made him feel and he was not sure if he would be able to handle being in love with her.  He is not willing to face up to his feelings which helped create heartache and pain for both parties.

I loved the way the story was wrapped up as it does not leave readers hanging.
Overall, this was an ok read.




Wednesday, December 24, 2014

REVIEW: CINDER AND ELLA

TITLE: CINDER & ELLA
AUTHOR: KELLY ORAM
PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 1, 2014
PUBLISHER: BLUEFIELDS
PAGES: 289

BUY LINK: AMAZON


BLURB


It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder. 
… 
Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s a major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything. 




REVIEW

When I saw the title, I figured that this would be a re-telling of the story of Cinderella. Now I am a big fan of all things fairytale, (one of my favorite shows on television is Once Upon a Time) especially modern day fairy tales with a twist. I don’t generally rely on reviews to determine if I should read a book, but seeing that this author is fairly new to me I changed my modus operandi. The reviews I read indicated that this was a good read so I took the plunge and I was glad I did.
This is a beautiful story of love, acceptance and healing. Be prepared to be taken on an emotional roller coaster ride that will likely stay with you for few a days. It’s funny and entertaining. It had me LOL, smiling, crying and angry. I was especially angered when Ella’s stepsister treated her like a pariah. 
The tears were as a result of the degradation she suffered at the hands of her peers.

What I loved most about this book is the interaction between Cinder aka Brian Oliver and Ella. Their banter was fun. The fact that they never met added to the mystery of their relationship. Here are two persons who have been communicating by internet and IM for three years and were able to develop a friendship that would prove to be as enduring as time. This friendship grew into love that would be life changing for both Cinder and Ella.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was a wonderful read. The characters, the plot and the writing were delightful. Cinder and Ella provides die-hearted readers like me with the perfect tools to escape reality, even if it’s just a temporary fix. If you love the concept of happily ever after and that of being swept off your feet by prince charming, then Cinder and Ella would the perfect read for you.
NB: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.