Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HUGE GROUP REVIEW for Jacked (Trent Brothers #1) by Tina Reber

We all have skeletons in our closets. 

Doctor Erin Novak was only sixteen when she was accused of a crime she didn't commit. Since that moment, she has made it her life goal to pursue emergency medicine, pouring her heart and soul into assuring another innocent life isn’t lost to the hands of the wicked.

We all have secrets we've never shared. 

Detective Adam Trent has lost control of everything, starting with losing his partner to a punk with a gun and then everything else to the crushing guilt. Now a member of the elite Auto Theft Task Force in Philadelphia, it's his job to be one step ahead of the criminals stealing expensive cars in the city. Too bad the television cameras keep getting in the way of his investigation.

We all have pasts that we can never escape. 

A stolen car, a tragic chase, and a traffic stop crosses the fates of these two, tying them together in ways that are unimaginable. As their love and trust grows, so do the enemies that threaten their survival, testing the strength of their commitment. Can true love endure half-truths, past pains, and secrets never meant to be shared?

Some things are just out of our control. 

Love Unscripted spin-off featuring Kyle Trent's older brother, Adam.

After reading Jacked I am convinced I would read Tina Reber’s grocery list if she published it. I fell in love with her writing a few years ago when I read her Love Unscripted series and Jacked was as good if not better. Tina took her time writing and perfecting her craft and you can tell by the product she gave us. As much as Jacked is a spin off of Love Unscripted, the books couldn’t be anymore different and can be read 100% as a standalone. Actually, there is just only one teeny tiny line about Ryan Christenson.
Adam Trent is a hot to trot cop working for the Auto Theft division. Erin Novak is an ER doctor in the wrong place at the wrong time. Adam and Erin burned up the pages. The connection and banter with these two was undeniably one of the best I have ever read. Then put them in a bedroom and I needed to fan myself. Adam was an alpha male to a T one second and a loving caring man the next. Needless to say, I fell for Adam hook line and sinker. Tina Reber knows how to write her men.
Erin was awesome too. She really was a strong woman who was still vulnerable. She was real to herself and handled Adam with spunk. I wanted to be her best friend and that to me makes a great character.
Jacked is a top read for 2014. Tina Reber can do no wrong and I can’t wait till the next Trent brother!

Oh my wow. Tina Reber knows how to write. Jacked is intense, sexy, and nothing short of fantastic. For fans of the Love Series who think there’s no way Tina Reber can outdo the greatness that is Ryan Christensen, take a seat and prepare to be blown away. I have fallen hard for Adam Trent and cannot wait for the next installment of the Trent Brothers Series.

Aspects of this novel were familiar and held that “Tina Reber flair” I fell in love with while reading her Love Series -- the meticulous attention to detail and authenticity, the deliciously sinful sex scenes, and the length of the story. Readers are truly getting a full –length novel. Reber’s dedication to her craft is evident chapter by chapter. She has done her research and infused a piece of herself in these characters and story. It’s a rare treat nowadays to come across a story that is so fulfilling from start to finish. You don’t have to wonder what happens next with these characters. All loose ends are tied and their story will leave you completely satisfied.

While Jacked was true to Reber’s writing style, this novel was nothing like the novels she’s written before. It’s dark. It’s intense. There are suspenseful twists in retrospect you should have expected but never saw coming at the time because you were so immersed in the story. Adam Trent and Erin Novak’s world is a stark contrast to Ryan and Taryn’s. I truly loved how different Jacked was from the Love Series.

Tina isn’t a one-trick pony. (As if you would actually doubt her greatness in the first place). This woman has accolades and writing is ingrained in her. If she wasn’t an author it’d be a crime. You must get your hands on Jacked and flirt with the dangerous bad boy Adam Trent.

I feel like I waited forever for this book.  I was jumping for happy orgasams when I heard that she was going to do a spin-off of my favorite series of all time the Love Unscripted books.  I have to admit that I was a little weary because quite honestly, I wanted more of Ryan Christensen.  I was not sure that another character, related to the one character in her books that I wanted to punch in the nuts over and over again, would be able to live up to my beloved Ryan.  Well, I was wrong, or partially.  While Adam does not equal Ryan, he is a close second, and I can live with that. 

Adam Trent is a man with a past.  He is a mess after his partner is killed in a useless crime that should have never happened.  He is currently staring in a reality show gone wrong and pretty much hates it. 
Erin Novak is an ER Dr who loves what she does,but after being accused of a crime that she didn't commit when she was 16, she is looking beyond the ER to help save the lives of others.

On one of the worst days of Erin's life she is pulled over for possessing a stolen car by Adam Trent, neither one of them is ready for the sparks that are going to fly between the 2 of them.

One thing you will see about Tina Reber's writing is that is is unique.  She draws you in and holds on to your attention like no other author can.  She not only makes you love the characters in her books, but she makes you feel for them and want to see what happens next.  She is not like the cookie cutter authors out there where at that 65-80% mark of the book you are looking for that bad thing to happen that will break the relationship, but will be resolved at 92%.   Her books are so fluid and smooth, unlike a lot of other authors out there.

In Adam and Erin, she has created two very strong characters, who are not perfect, have some flaws, yet you know that they would not allow the other to walk all over them.  We have the alpha male who loves his Japanese form of knots in the be bedroom and the woman who is willing to try it and see what it is all about.

As for action, the storyline is solid and you will not get bored at any time.  It flows so well and there are sharp turns in every corner.  You get what is going on and yet there is that little bit of mystery that makes you wonder what is going to happen next.  There is something going on as a whole, but little things that keep you to keep reading on.

I am hoping that I won't have to wait forever for the next one, Tina said she is working on it now, but I know that it will be worth the wait, just like this one was.

I didn't think that Tina Reber could top Ryan Christensen, boy was I wrong. Adam Trent is HOT and SO AMAZING. I loved this book. I loved every last page of it. Jacked has it all; love, suspense, mystery, humor and super hot sex. It will suck you in from the very beginning and keep you hooked until you get to the last page. 

Erin Novak is an ER trauma nurse. I loved her character. She was strong and ambitious and didn't take shit from anyone. I loved how strong she was. She has skeletons in her closet and Tina does a great job of giving you clues so you try to figure them out but doesn't give you enough clues to actually figure them out. She keeps you guessing. 

Adam Trent is a detective with the ATTF in Philly. He is a sexy alpha male that anyone will fall in love with. You can't help but love this man. Does he have flaws? Yes. But nothing that stops you from wanting every part of this man. He is seriously capable of being a top book boyfriend. He loves with everything he has. He fights for what he wants and doesn't stop until he gets it. 

 Fate seems to always bring Erin and Adam together. I loved their story. Is Jacked long? Yes. But I wouldn't cut any part of it out. Everything played out perfectly and it flowed so well. Tina's writing style is perfection. She has a way of sucking you in and keeping you there. Never once did I think this book drug on. I couldn't read it fast enough. I HAD to know what was going to happen. The mystery and suspense in this book was great. I love a book that has a fantastic love story mixed with a mystery that I can't figure out. I hate figuring out what is going to happen by the 3rd or 4th chapter. That didn't happen with Jacked. 

I know everyone has waited a long time for this book but it was worth the wait. I want to shout it from the rooftops how amazing this book it. Just like all of Tina's other books this is a MUST READ. 

The ending of Jacked set it up perfectly for the next book in the series. I can't wait for that one either but I know it will be another five star read from her once I get it. She is just that good. Nothing she writes is less than perfection and if you have never read anything by Tina Reber  before then you are seriously missing out. She is an author that I will read anything she writes, even if it's a grocery list.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Enduring Fate by Alicia Rae

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Today we have the release day launch for Alicia Rae's Enduring Fate. We're so excited for Alicia's new series, and the first book to release. We've got a fantastic giveaway, as well as an excerpt exclusive to the release day, so be sure to checked out the entire post for all the fantastic details.
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I awoke to the sun just beginning to rise, feeling like my body was going to overheat. At the weight of a large arm pressing on top of my stomach, I changed my position and rolled over onto my other side. Colton lay next to me, fast asleep, with his body facing me.
I let my eyes leisurely travel over his face—from his dark brows to the defined outline of his cheekbones and down to the sexy curves of his full lips. It made me recall just how soft and loving his sweet kisses were. Just the slightest touch of those lips held the power to release a field of butterflies in my belly…and my heart.
The conversation with Colton the prior night drowned my thoughts. I had no idea how we had gotten here. We were so close to one another, yet there seemed to be an insurmountable distance between us. I disliked feeling so far away from him. Even worse, I hated that I was the one causing it.
Knowing it was time to go, I slowly leaned my body up and propped forward on my elbows. I gazed at him one last time, wishing things could be different. Then, I leaned over, and with the slightest touch, I gingerly rested my lips against his temple and kissed him. I held back the urge to whisper just how much I loved him, fearing he would hear me and never let me go.

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Colton Kingston has loved Paige Summers his entire life. All he has ever dreamed of is having Paige by his side while he lives the simple life of a cowboy raising horses and cattle on his farm. When tragedy strikes, fate tests the strength of their love. Paige’s confidence is shaken as she wonders if she can heal from her past and move forward, so Colton can have the life he was born to live. Can Colton and Paige endure everything in fate’s path? Or will Paige give up her one true love to give Colton the life he deserves?

Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography. Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing in my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams...

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Blog Tour: A Necessary Sin by Georgia Cates

A Necessary Sin- Book 1 of The Sin Trilogy – Release Date: Dec 29
Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice. With years spent studying The Fellowship, an organized crime brotherhood of liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees. But walking hand in hand with retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge’s son Sinclair—until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for. She’s always known this undertaking would place her life in danger—she never imagined her heart would be as well.

The Next Sin – Release Date – Feb 9th, 2015

One Last Sin – Release Date – March 23, 2015

Sinclair Breckenridge’s POV:
“What happened to no one touching me?” Bleu asks.
Does that mean she doesn’t want me to touch her?
I release her and straighten to look at her face. “Do you want that to apply to me as well?”
“I want things to be very clear so there’s no misunderstanding between us. I won’t give my body to someone who’d fuck me in a storage room or on a desk in the office of a bar. I want to enjoy the pleasure that goes along with great sex, so I will only sleep with a man who is eager to please me. I must be able to trust that you aren’t in it only for yourself. I’ll demand more of you than any other woman ever has, and for that, I’m completely unapologetic.”
“Allow me to be clear with you. I only do what pleases me and that, Bonny Bleu, is what you can trust.”
I’m still holding her so close, we’re nose to nose. “Then I believe we’ve come to an impasse that will bring neither of us any pleasure.”
Bleu MacAllister’s POV:
“Damn, you don’t give much away.”
He’s right. I have to make myself more vulnerable. “Most men don’t appreciate hearing the word no when it comes to sex, so I thought you were skipping out on me.” I shrug. “I must confess it was a huge letdown to not see you for two days. I wondered if my demands might have been too much for you to handle or maybe I was a turnoff.”
“It’s the opposite for me. I’ve never been more turned on.”
“I’m calling bullshit.” As much as I hate to admit it, that damn Geneen was stunning—until I broke her nose. “I’ve seen the women at the bar. Some are gorgeous and have bodies to die for. There’s no way I’m the biggest turn-on you’ve ever had.”
“Bleu. Those women are beautiful until you know them and understand their motives for being at Duncan’s. Every last one of them wants to be claimed, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.”
Claimed. I remember reading about this in one of the files. The Fellowship has this bizarre practice of laying claim on women they aren’t married to. “I don’t understand what you mean by claimed.”
“You don’t understand because you aren’t like them. And I like that very much.”
“I want you to tell me what it means. Is it a Scottish thing?”
“Another time, Bonny Bleu.”
Sinclair Breckenridge’s POV:
“I’m in the business of boundaries and limits. I’m aware of what mine are and how far I’m willing to go to get my job accomplished. It can include lying and sometimes stealing.” I wait a moment for driving the last nail into the coffin. “And perhaps the occasional killing.”
“How do you feel when you do those things?”
“Powerful.” I purposely choose that word because it’s the one she used to describe how she felt when she brought Duff to his knees. I want her to see just how similar we are.
She watches out the window for a minute before speaking again. “Do you like the way it feels?”
I can’t lie. I get a high from it. “Very much.”
Another minute passes. “Okay.”
What? “Just … okay?”
“Would you like me to be horrified?” she asks. “I can do that if it would make you feel better or improve your opinion of me.”
She’s no fucking Pollyanna. So I guess there’s no reason for her to pretend to be. “No. Okay works for me.”
I’m not sure if I should be disturbed by her lack of appall. It feels like a double standard to be shocked by an absence of dismay.
My God, has the pot met the kettle? “I wish I could get inside your head.”
“No, you don’t,” she says. “My mind is a dark place to be.”
I think I may have met the perfect woman. In her eyes, I’m not a monster at all.
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Before Ryan Was Mine by Khalen Aymes Blog Tour

The Mad, Mad Love Begins….
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The highly anticipated pre-quel to The Remembrance Trilogy is NOW AVAILABLE!

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RELEASE DATE: December 16th, 2014

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When Ryan Matthews meets Julia Abbott for the first time at Stanford University, he immediately knows she will change his life.  They have an instant, unbreakable connection that goes beyond partying and palpable attraction.  Although his intelligence and good looks land him any girl he wants, Ryan hesitates to cross that line with Julia because she quickly becomes the best friend he’s ever had.

Both secretly in love, Ryan and Julia are terrified to take the chance that could mean the loss of the very person they don’t want to lose.  As the bond between them grows stronger, they are both miserable as they are forced to watch as they each date other people.  But will Ryan’s all-consuming jealousy and Julia’s deeply broken heart torment them enough to make one or both walk away?

Join Ryan and Julia on the beginning of the journey that has made Kahlen Aymes’ Remembrance Trilogy an international bestselling favorite among her readers.  This book was written after The Trilogy was finished due to an abundance of reader requests for more of Ryan and Julia’s story.

And so…
The Mad, Mad Love Begins…
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Excerpt #1
Excerpt from Before Ryan Was Mine, The Remembrance Trilogy, Prequel, Copyright 2014, Kahlen Aymes, All Rights Reserved.

My beer slipped from my fingers, and I scrambled to catch it but it was being lifted by another set of slender fingers without the blazing red nails.  By the time my eyes shifted up and focused, Julia was leisurely taking a drink from my bottle.   Her hooded green eyes appraised me, with my date almost on my lap.  I barely noticed Leah because my attention was on Julia, and then her eyes shifted twelve inches right, landing on Leah.  Julia hated beer, but still here she was, stamping her ownership with something as simple as a pull on my beer bottle.   She probably didn’t even know the effect it had on me at such a base level, but I fucking loved it.  Something tightened deep inside my chest, and my dick twitched inside my jeans.
“Ryan!  Are you gonna let her do that?”  Leah demanded indignantly, her eyes flashing haughtily up at Julia.
My lips raised in the slightest smirk.  Julia echoed it when her eyes locked with mine.
“Yeah, she… uh, she can do that,” I confirmed without emphasis.  Amusement at Julia’s confidence made me want to laugh out loud.  I felt fucking elated.
Leah huffed beside me and angrily flung herself back against the cushions of the couch, removing her leg from mine.  “Well, do you know her?”
“Yeah. Yeah, I know her.”  Boy, do I know her.
Julia wobbled a little, and I could see she’d had more to drink than she needed.  Still, she grinned at me, her arm bent at the elbow as she curled my beer close to her chest, not drinking, just holding it in place.  My instinct was to reach out or stand up to steady her.
Angrily, Leah pushed on my shoulder and spewed venom in Julia’s direction.  “Are you going to introduce us?  Is she your sister?”
Julia started to giggle.  “Pffft!  Do I look like his sister?”
“Then who are you?” my date demanded, her expression hard.  I watched the exchange, anxious to see what Julia would say.
“Oh, we’re ….”  She handed back my beer and walked behind me to sit on the top edge of the back of the couch and slid her hand over the shoulder Leah had shoved.  “Well, let’s see… we’re…  mmmm...”  Her words were nonchalant but her eyes widened, waiting for me to finish the sentence.  “What exactly are we, Ryan?”
“This is my best friend Julia.  Jules, this is Leah.”  I said the words carefully, but couldn’t tear my eyes from Julia’s face.  Her features were filled with laughter and devilry.
“His date,” Leah spat.
“Congratulations.”  Julia focused on Leah and wagged a finger in her direction.  She was clearly tipsy.  “You need a donut.”
A laugh burst from my chest because I couldn’t help myself.  You need a donut. I thought it was fucking hilarious, but Leah was clearly pissed.
“What did you say?”
“You seriously need a donut.”
Leah looked indignant and furious, but my shoulders were visibly shaking with laughter when Julia turned her attention to me. “Can I talk to you for a sec?”
“Excuse me,” I murmured to Leah then immediately rose to follow Julia a few feet away.  “Are you being careful?”
“Is it just a coincidence that you and Twiggy are here tonight?”
I swallowed at the accusation in her tone.  She was tipsy, but her eyes still burned into mine.  “Yeah.  I had no idea you were even going out, but I’m glad I’m here.  Who is that guy?”  I wanted to ask why she let him touch her in such a familiar way but clamped my jaw shut.
“He’s a guy.  Collin, I think?  No big deal.”  She shrugged nonchalantly, and her hand came to rest on the front of my shirt.  I should have been reassured as her deep green eyes looked up imploringly.  “Don’t worry, Ryan.”
It was all I could do not to cover her fingers with my own.  “I worry.”
“I know.”  She leaned in and wrapped her arms around my waist in a brief hug and the scent of her perfume engulfed me.  “I’m glad to see you.  I’ll call you tomorrow.”
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Excerpt #2
The biggest moment of my life found me unexpectedly.  It crept up softly, and settled around me like a fuzzy blanket.  A mere whisper; it hit me like a sledgehammer.  At the time, I knew it was significant, but I didn’t realize just how those few seconds would change absolutely everything: how one brief glance could leave such an indelible stamp on the remainder of my life.  It would become a contradiction; an unstoppable force that would send me reeling out of my control, churning and shredding my emotions, but create the most incredible contentment I’d ever feel.  Contentment that could wrap me up in a warm, safe place or devastate me to the core and leave my heart in shambles.  It would become years of want and pain, lust and love… It would hurt like the deepest hell, but become the most euphoric and precious ecstasy I’d ever know.  I’d never forget that day, that moment; that glance.
It would wreck me.  It would make me.     
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I have one word for this book….perfect.  Before Ryan Was Mine is a perfect fit into The Remembrance Trilogy.

Julia and Ryan’s love story is one of a true friendship that turns into true love.  The Remembrance Trilogy is a one that has stuck with me since I read the first book and is one that I absolutely loved. This prequel shows how Ryan and Julia met and how their friendship turned into a true love. Even though I knew what happened in the future I couldn’t put this book down. I was also reminded how much I loved Ryan Matthews.

If you haven’t read this series I highly recommend it. It’s a sweet romance full of some twist and turns and so worth a read. I think after reading Before Ryan Was Mine I will continue a reread of the whole series so I can relive their story from the beginning. 

The Remembrance Trilogy Reading Order
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Before Ryan Was Mine (Book 0.5)

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I'm a single mother of one daughter, Olivia. She's amazing in every way.

I was born in the Midwestern United States and educated at a private university where I received a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Administration.

I've always been creative with art, music, theater and writing. I decided to write a story as a way to build a network for a business venture. The reader support of my stories and my overwhelming desire to find out where my characters would take me, soon had the writing morphing the business. No one was more shocked than I. When readers began nominating my work for online awards, it took my breath away and only made me love it more. It soon became clear that writing was, and should be, my focus.

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