My Favorite Mistake - By Chelsea M. Cameron *Review* #COYER

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Two secrets. One bet. Who will break first?
Taylor Caldwell can't decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him.
On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he's a tattooed, guitar-playing bad boy. Maybe that's why Taylor's afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn't want to get burned, so she needs him gone before it's too late.
Hunter himself has been burned before, but Taylor's sexy laugh and refusal to let him get away with anything make her irresistible. Determined not to be kicked out of her life without a fight, Hunter proposes a bet: if she can convince him she either truly loves or hates him, he'll leave the apartment;and leave her alone.
But when the man behind Taylor's fear of giving up her heart resurfaces, she has to decide: trust Hunter with her greatest secret, or do everything in her power to win that bet and drive him away forever.

This cover is so misleading! When I see this cover I think adults, sexy time and maybe one night stand gone wrong? I do not think college students, virgin, charismatic goofball male and wooing. Now don't get me wrong this is a great cover it just doesn't suit the book and when I finished reading the book, the cover just seem wrong. My problem with this is "My Favorite Mistake" is actually a lot more light hearted than the cover suggests. I would go as far to say it is a Young Adult novel yet the cover screams adult sexy time book. So how on earth will this book reach an audience that will hugely appreciate it with a cover that confines it to the adult shelf? I don't know y'all....

Besides the cover drama this is lovely read. Hunter is a charismatic misbehavior which means he usually break rules or does things that irritate people but gets away with them because he's charming - sound familiar? We all know one. Taylor was amusing and Hunter sums her character up perfectly when he states he's never bored around her because she doesn't act the way he expects. Similarly I am fascinated by the equal parts terrified and fearless Taylor, who may or may not be more likely to punch a guy in the balls than smile. She is entertainment and a half.

Their relationship is a perfect example of how love and hate are two sides of the same coin. For half of the book Hunter is trying to get Taylor to like him and Taylor is trying to aggressively deny it by any means necessary - hence ball punching. Eventually they both admit to the attraction with Hunter turning into the cutest wooing romantic ever. *sigh*

Their hidden secrets were horrific events but the story focused more on the healing process of both characters rather than dwelling in a slightly dark depressive zone which I appreciated. I don't think Hunter and Taylor's relationship moved beyond the teenage love stage which was a little disappointing. It felt a lot like a coming of age relationship story rather than the emotional depth and development I've come to expect from New Adult. Still, I hugely enjoyed reading this book and definitely recommend it!

Fighting to Stay - By Kasey Millstead *Review* #COYER

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“Never stay, Lacey. Promise me. Promise right now, that whenever things go bad in life, you will run. Never, ever stay.”

Lacey Monroe was used to running. When things got bad, when things got dangerous, when there was a chance that she would get hurt – physically or emotionally – she did what her momma said. She ran. She kept running, until she landed in Salt Rock, Alabama. She meets Roam Cooper, the Vice President of the Mayhem Motorcycle Club and for the first time in her life, Lacey considers staying…and then, right before her eyes, her world falls apart. And she runs again.

 This is one of the sweeter biker romances. Lacey meets Roam through her best friend. It's lust at first sight - names not necessary. They stumble into a relationship or at least some semblance of a relationship before weird events targeted at Lacey throw them even closer together. Roam is a bad boy gentleman from the moment he meets Lacey - a weird mix of polite manners and wall banging sexy times.

Lacey's backstory is laid out at the start which gives us a better understanding of why she is the way she is. After the horrible trauma she's suffered at the hands of her parents it's no wonder when Lacey is faced with a difficult situation she over reacts. I wanted to bang my head in exasperation - why do so many female characters get written such ridiculous responses? - but with Lacey it makes sense that she runs because all she does is run. In fact I was waiting for the moment when she got too freaked out and ran, so it was slightly predictable.

Roam is such a Prince Charming. Prince Charming was a biker and had a pierced, ahem - well, let's just say Cinderella probably wouldn't have left at midnight. Overall, "Fighting to Stay" could have used a bit more development, I felt like the story went much too quickly and it was the bare minimum information. There could be so much more between the start and finish which could have bumped it from short, light and fluffy to wicked fabulous. Regardless, this is a wonderful story and Roam sounds like one gorgeous man - sparkling blue eyes, dimples and built - be still my heart. Grab a copy and give Roam a ride yourself, it's sexy time well worth a read.

Kasey Millstead is Mum to four children and lives in NSW, Australia. She is the #1 Bestselling author of the Down Under Cowboy Series.Fighting to Stay, Steele Investigations series and the soon to be released Illicit Desire. She likes reading and writing (obviously), drinking with my girls, baking, scrapbooking and dancing (again with her girls). 


Deliver - By Pam Godwin *Review & Giveaway*

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His name was Joshua Carter. Now it's whatever she wants it to be.
She is a Deliverer.
She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.
The one thing she can't deliver is a captive from slavery.
Until him.
And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her...from herself.
Romantic Thriller
Stand Alone (no cliff-hanger). The sequel is coming Summer 2014.
Content warning: Graphic sex, violence, and psychological abuse. Age 18+ only.

He repeated the twelve requirements with fewer and fewer errors, until he relayed them perfectly. His body molded to the words, his chin dropping, thighs opening, no hint of resistance in his voice. She knew he wasn’t losing himself. He was acclimating. For her.
Her body heated and tightened. He was the strength and heart of the most dangerous jump. He was the soul of bravery wrapped in chains. He would never fall, no matter how much metal weighted him down. He was a man who loved selflessly and honestly, and she was taking him to a monster who would slice him open and fuck the incision.
She gripped the wheel with two fists, unable to steer off course, unable to save him from herself.

Holy sh*t. This book was AMAZING! I loved it despite being completely freaked out the whole time I was reading it. I've read dark, slave/Master, kidnap type books but none of them have anything on "Deliver." This book slays all other books like Beyonce on any normal day.

Liv is a Deliverer and she kidnaps people to sell to the highest bidder. She moulds them to particular requirements and has completed seven 'trades' over six years. I was ready to hate this woman's guts but I couldn't. Despite having the worst job in the world ever Liv is surprisingly compassionate and fierce. She is a survivor through and through but doesn't allow her disgusting situation take away her humanity.

I was strangely protective of her character! I wanted to hide her away from all the horrible people and somehow make her life better. Liv continued to surprise me EVERYTIME. Just when I thought I knew who she was and what she had to do another side of her would be revealed - kudos Goodwin for a slam dunk on leading lady. Liv despite her vulnerability and fear is just as strong and inspiring as the typical butt whooping heroine.

Joshua Carter? DAYUM. How is this boy seventeen?! Someone explain this to me right now because I haven't found twenty year old men as loyal, steadfast, confident and kind as this young man. Goodwin explains his battle beautifully - his reaction to the events are exactly how I would imagine anyone in his position would act and his internal struggle questioned beliefs without coming off preachy. I was pretty much in love with Joshua Carter from the get go, just so you know.

Together with Van, these characters create a whirlwind journey that doesn't let you go from page one. I was on the end of my bed freaking out and stuck reading page after page after page. "Deliver" snuck into my heart and head and there was no way to let it go. The plot NEVER went where I expected it to go and I loved it for it. I got an ending I didn't think was possible and it was worth every intense second I was panicked praying that somehow things would be okay for my new found favourite characters.

If you like dark erotica, slave/master situations or really intense romance then you better go out and buy this book right now! "Deliver" is one of the best books I've read this year and I am absolutely telling the truth! Goodwin has Class A skill at weaving a torturous yet satisfying story that leaves you equals parts glad it's over and eager for more. Even if you aren't a huge fan of dark erotica etc. you should still go out and get a copy of "Deliver" because if this isn't the next big thing to blow up in the reading community it bloody well SHOULD BE!

I am going to buy a copy for myself and add this divine piece of literary magic to my favourites!

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Pam Godwin lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foul mouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

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Sinful Surrender - By Houston Havens *Spotlight & Giveaway*

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Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Ab├ín, leader of their people.Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. Even when pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?

At her silence, he stripped off his shirt. A prickle of heat flushed down her neck as she watched his arm muscles flex with the movement. She had the strongest impulse to touch his smooth, tanned skin. She fought the urge to reach out, but curiosity plagued her. Would it feel warm and silky, unlike the pasty Dirt Dweller men who never made her core throb like this? She shook her head and looked away, resisting the desire. But she couldn’t stop her gaze from returning to him as he tossed the shirt down and hooked his thumbs over his large silver buckle. His actions dropped his pants a tempting two more inches below his hipbones, exposing the lower half of his hard stomach. Except for the hair on his head, the man’s body was hairless. Those pants were riding low enough to show some pubic hair by now, but there wasn’t any. She continued to stare at his thumbs, hoping his pants would fall another inch lower.
“Beautiful lady?” Arlo tilted his head down, capturing her attention when his long, semisweet-chocolate hair slipped over his muscled shoulder. Her breath caught in her chest. Something about his long hair added to his sexual attractiveness. The temptation to caress his physique and run her fingertips through his silky-looking hair was overwhelming. She had to bite the inside of her cheek to keep her hands tucked where they were.
“Ah, hmm.” The clearing of his throat drew her gaze up. He gave a cocky smile. “If you keep looking at me with that hungry look in those stunning violet eyes of yours…I’ll be honest, I don’t think I can stop myself from kissing you.”
In her world, modesty was expected. Though reluctant, she dropped her admiring scrutiny. Her pounding heart made her feel dizzy.
“Well.” Arlo’s tone was low as he slowly moved into her space while reaching out to pull her closer to him. The soft scent of sage filled her senses.
She didn’t resist his embrace as he whispered in her ear, “I’ll be damned if that reaction wasn’t more of an invitation than a rejection.”
Captivated by the sexy sound of his voice and the words he spoke, she didn’t argue with his observation. She wanted him to kiss her. No Dirt Dweller would ever confess to lusting for a woman as Arlo just did. Just the thought he desired her and let it be known made her heart beat faster. The idea of a man lusting for a woman was sinfully enticing. Guilt washed over her, but didn’t stay. She didn’t care how many prayers of forgiveness she would have to say for this moment of passion. It would be worth it.
Arlo leaned back a smidgeon and angled his head down until their gazes met. He briefly paused as if silently asking permission to kiss her. This time she refused to look away. He gave a sexy smirk and a wink before slipping his hand behind her neck in a seductive move bringing her mouth toward his succulent lips. His lips merged with her willing mouth in a heated kiss. Their bodies followed, pressing into each other. She couldn’t get close enough to him.
He broke the kiss and murmured next to her ear, “If I’m moving too fast for you, tell me.” He kissed her again not waiting for her answer. Fay couldn’t think of a reason to stop him, nor did she want to.
His mouth was soft and warm. His kiss lingered on her lips, and the warmth between her thighs moistened her panties. She glided her hands over him as she molded her body into his. Every inch of her flesh craved him. She was hungry to feel his body’s heat sizzle against hers. She imagined what he might look like naked. Lusty images swirled around in her mind as her heart filled with passion. Every cell in her body desired him.
Fay ravished every inch of his exposed skin with her fingers. She raked them up and down his back never having felt a man’s body like this. He was so hard and muscular. The sensation was driving her libido wild. In a moment of clarity she realized what she was doing. She’d been raised to know she was acting in a shameless and disgraceful manner. Teachings, not belief, made her pull away from him. She’d never done anything like this before. It had to be the fresh air. Maybe the levels of oxygen were higher here compared to her Underworld’s limited supply.
He slipped his fingers along the closure of her flight suit making her skin heat with wanton desire.
“Now, I’m getting distracted,” he said, pinching the pull tab of her zipper between his fingers and sliding it downward.
Her breasts bounced with each rousing breath she took.
“I’m here to see you get a bath, my little filly. Are you going to get undressed, or am I going to have to do it for you? And if I do it for you…it’ll most likely lead us to…things other than bathing.”
“I-I don’t want to bathe.” She could not believe she said that.
He smiled. “Neither do I…right now.”
“There’s something else on my mind.”
“Mine too.” His hand fell from her zipper as he leaned slightly away from her.
Her gaze followed his down to see he had an erection. She glanced up and met his apologetic stare. He raised his brow silently asking for her understanding.
“If I bring you back still smelling like my horse, Drakker will flip out. He likes his woman smelling sweet.”
His woman? Fay stiffened her back and narrowed her eyes with his insulting insinuation she belonged to Drakker.
Arlo’s brows rounded as he shifted his weight. “That didn’t come out right, did it? I’m sorry. I just meant he thinks you’ll be more comfortable washing off some of this rider’s dust. Trust me, it’s not like we’ve laid claim on you as ours, but I ain’t saying we wouldn’t like to.”
Something about his foot-in-the-mouth demeanor made her laugh. Arlo was a very sweet man. All day he’d questioned her about her comfort and kept trying to make the ride easier for her. He was very attentive and had entertained her with comments about their surroundings and life as an Airborne.
He joined her in her laughter. “Damn, those striking eyes can throw some nasty daggers when they want to, huh? Holy moly, I’ve never seen a woman get so fired up about being claimed. Most want to be. Guess those daggers mean you’re a very independent woman, huh?”
At her nod, he continued. “Well, ain’t nothing wrong with that. Nevertheless, I still got orders to get you bathed. If I don’t, Drakker will have my hide. Since you ain’t making any moves to get in the water, I’m going to help you.” He reached up and pulled the zipper down to her waist. His gaze dropped. Hers followed. Her peeking cleavage held his interest.
Arlo slid his hands over her shoulders and down her back, pushing the upper portion of her garment down over her hips. The coolness of the gentle breeze against her skin made her gasp. What an energizing feeling! Life here was so different. It was intoxicating. Even the silky feel of her own waist-length hair brushing against the flesh of her back was stimulating. The soft braid made little prickly bumps erupt all over her skin. All these new feelings were unique because Dirt Dwellers never bathed without bath clothes.
Allowing Arlo to remove her clothes was depraved by her church and government’s standards, but somehow she just didn’t feel the humiliation she should. It felt good to be bad. Everything in her world was too restricted and confining in her opinion. Life here seemed freer, without shame, guilt, judgment, or censorship. To live such a life was too foreign for her thoughts, but in her dreams, she had longed for a life like this.
Arlo traced his fingers across her skin, giving her goose bumps from the gentleness of his touch. A soft groan escaped him the minute he pinched at the back of her bra hook, snapping it open.
“Come here,” he whispered before placing tiny, wet kisses along her neck and throat until her breathing grew hard and rapid with a need she’d never felt before.
“Little lady, this body of yours has been speaking to me all day long. I’ve never wanted anything in my life as much as I want you, my lovely Star Rider. Will you have me?” He swept the bra away from her breasts.
“Arlo!” Drakker’s voice sliced through the twilight.
He stiffened then backed away from her. “We’re over here, bro.” His sigh was heavy with what sounded like disappointment. “She’s just getting in the stream now.” With a raised brow, he silently indicated she should get bathing. “We’ll be up in ten.”
The cool breeze passing over her skin hardened her nipples. She covered herself with her hands, but the moment she looked down, she realized there was no point. She was already standing there half-naked for his perusal. Casting her ingrained modesty aside, she dropped the rest of the clothing from her lower half and rushed into the water. The crispness of the river stopped her ankle deep. She screeched, retreating.
Arlo rushed forward, stopping her withdrawal with a strong arm around her waist. “It’s mountain water. It’s going to be chilly.” He laughed, nudging her gently back into the water.
“I can’t bathe in this.” She scampered out of his hold while trying to dodge his grasp. He caught her again and jailed her in his arms. The playful act pressed her breasts against him, flesh to naked flesh, lips just a breath’s distance from one another. For one provocative moment, they silently stared into each other’s eyes, and then their shallow breaths merged into a passionate kiss.
There was no denying her desire for Arlo. The man not only felt right, but he smelled right. He was temptation at its best.

Houston Havens retired from a successful modeling career and an adventurous jet-set lifestyle to set the
world on fire with her erotic romance books. A tenacious Irish lass, she strives to entertain with seductive stories created from her decadent imagination and traces of a provocative lifestyle she may or may not admit to.

Her interest in the paranormal, fascination with quantum science, passion with myths, and the lure of her mysterious Celtic Irish-Druid bloodlines are combined with generally unknown truths, strange facts, and questionable fiction. Her novels reflect a mix of the past, present, and future, with sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, western romance, and always love everlasting. An author of six romances, a seven book erotic romance series, and numerous articles in literary magazines, she has two award winning blogs.

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Blind Date with a Bear - By Marie Mason *Review & Giveaway*

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When Quinn Blackwood thought it was time to go hunting for his mate, he couldn’t believe fate handed her to him on his very first blind date. His family thought it was an hilarious turn of events since the big bear shifter had been looking forward to sowing a few more wild oats before settling down with his one true mate. No one was laughing when Paige got the wrong idea and believed Quinn was just looking for a good time.
Paige Matthews had finally given into the cajoling of her co-worker and agreed to a blind date with the woman’s brother. Paige admired the family of bear shifters and had nursed a secret crush on the oldest Blackwood brother, Quinn, since moving to town. Even though she’d known the odds were against it, she was terribly disappointed that she wasn’t his true mate. She did however, decide to take him up on his offer of a good time, cause this good-girl craved the bear’s sweet loving.

“You’re very big.”

Oh, baby, he thought, you don’t know the half of it. Her voice was soft and sultry, something you would hear over the phone if you called a sex line. His cock stood at attention. Again. If she kept looking at him like that, she’d soon have a pretty good idea of his size. Her tongue came out to lick her lips and he thought he just might shoot his load in his pants.

“I, um, Deb, didn’t say how tall you were.”

His eyes took on a heavy-lidded look. He needed to hide the effect her voice was having on him. His pupils had no doubt dilated and the golden color of his bear was shining through the natural brown color of his eyes. A bear clawing at the surface, ready to spring into action, ready to mount this woman.

Cherish her.

He felt an unfamiliar stirring inside that had absolutely nothing to do with sex. Did you fall in love with your mate the instant you met her?

“And she didn’t say how small you were.” He grabbed his bear by the throat and yank him back. He had a suspicion she wouldn’t appreciate being slung over his shoulder and carried out of the restaurant for a night of hard, rough loving.

Instead, he needed to get to know her, show her how civilized a bear shifter could be. Then take her home for a night of hard, rough loving. The bear liked that idea. A lot.

She snorted before a smile lit up her whole face and both man and bear basked in the warmth of her expression. Before, Quinn had considered her pretty, now he could honestly say she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.

“I’m far from small.”

“Everyone is small compared to me.” He held out his hand to help her from the stool and her delicate hand was lost in his. His mother had once measured his hands with her dinner plates. His finger-span had easily covered the white china and everyone had laughed. Bear shifters were supposed to be big.

“Maybe that’s why Deb thought we would be good together.” Her voice held a hint of emotion he couldn’t decipher.

“Deb knows I appreciate a beautiful woman.” He raised her chin with a finger, making sure she was looking at him before he continued. “Look, I’m a big man. You’re a curvy woman. I think that makes for a perfect combination.”

“You sure don’t pull your punches, do you?”

“Why, because I called you a curvy woman?” If she said one thing about her size, he’d take her over his knee.

“No, because you claim you’re a big man.” Her gaze fell to the bulge in his pants, the bulge she’d put there. Heat blasted him and his heart did a somersault at the spirit behind another sweet smile.

“I always tell the truth, baby,” he grinned. Now that he had her talking, she was turning out to be a little sassy. He liked that. He realized he liked a lot of things about her. He was hard pressed to pick his favorite. The full, pouty pink lips he’d love to see wrapped about his cock or the dark green eyes he wanted burning with passion as he pounded deep inside her. The sultry voice he’d soon have screaming his name as he licked her slit, making her cream all over his tongue.

Okay. He wanted this woman. Any other time he’d be cursing the fact that his big sister had found his mate on the first try and he’d never see the end of her smugness. Now, he wondered what he needed to buy her as a thank-you gift. And how to convince Paige to come home with him tonight so he could show her just how big bear shifters could really get.

Just then, her stomach growled, making him frown. Provide. Protect. The two instinctual mandates all male shifters felt for their mates. He needed to feed her. “Let’s get you fed and then we’ll discuss the particulars.”

Like will I be fucking you at your place or mine?

This novel doesn't have the most intricate of storylines but what it lacks in plot it makes up for in steamy hot erotic romance. I'm an avid fan of shifter novels in general, which some of you may already know, but Marie Mason caters to shifter fans similarly to Anya Bast and fantasy erotica. They story is sweet, short and hella sexy. I loved it!

Quinn is a typical male shifter, brawny, protective, totally gorgeous and absolutely oblivious. Paige was a wonderful leading lady slightly insecure about her body. Okay, I have to mention that this is classified as a BBW romance. I've come to understand BBW means curvaceous women but still have no idea what it EXACTLY means... >< I often find it slightly redundant because unless an author specifically states "flat stomach" I usually envision the ladies in books as pretty average woman. (The guys are another story ;] )

Anyway... the romance story is pretty typical and again the plot isn't something hugely riveting but I truly enjoyed the dynamic between Quinn and Paige. Plus I adore shifter reads so this was a bunch of fun to read. The romance was cute and the characters were a barrel of laughs. I'm pretty excited to see the who the twins end up with!

Definitely recommend if you love shifters, like me, and want a light, funny, sexy, short time filler!

Marie Mason loves romance. Writing, reading –it just depends on the time of day which she loves to do most. Having had a mydrid of unsatisfying jobs, and the gnawing, aching need to be a writer, Marie jumped head first into the world romance, without a safety net nor the ability to swim. She still works as a semi-unsatisfying and is just waiting for the day when her husband turns to her and says “Honey, when are you going to quit your job and write full time.”


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