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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Crashing Tides by Casey Peeler

















































You can predict the tides but not the changes they make. Gunnison Del Valle was the current in the tide that was about to change my life.

Crash one we met.
Crash two we fell in love.
Crash three changed our perfectly planned lives forever.








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“C’mon GC!  Let’s go dance.”  I shake my head no.

As she begins to pout, I pull her into my lap as I take a seat on the bench.  “I think I’d rather just sit here with you.”  I place a strand of her blonde hair behind her ear causing her eyes to lock on mine.

“And what are we gonna do beside sit?” she says with a raised eyebrow.

“Talk.  Mar, I want to learn everything I can about you.”

Placing her arms around my neck, “Ask away,” she says.

“Favorite color?”

“Carolina Blue.  Yours?”

“Yellow.   Favorite movie?”

“The Notebook.  What’s you’re favorite type of music?” she asks.

“Country.”  Then she begins to giggle.  “What’s so funny?”

“You’re like a Yankee Cowboy aren’t ya?”  Stunned.  Never in my life has a girl called it like she sees it, and I love it.

“Yankee Cowboy, huh?”

“Yeah, I mean look at your country boy hat,” she says with a wink.  “I mean now all you need is a horse or two and you’re good.”  I can’t help but laugh.  She obviously doesn’t know what’s funny.  “Why you laughin’?”




























Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.

Growing up Casey wasn't an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks' novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.  That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.

When Casey isn't writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.

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If you love sweet, happy-ending romance then this book is for you. I’ll be honest, I’m not always in the mood for romance but these sweet southern reads are my favorite when I’m in the mood for romance. I’m a southern girl at heart and I can’t get enough of a sweet southern boy. When Marleigh and Gunnison meet their junior year of high school over spring break it’s like a crashing wave; instant and all consuming. At first it feels like a quick spring break fling but they quickly realize it will be something more. Their last night together they share a night of passion that will change their lives forever. Two months later when Marleigh arrives home she realizes that she is pregnant. After telling her family she decides to keep the baby but break things off with Gunnison and not tell him about the baby so he won’t have to give up his dream of playing basketball in college and possibly the NBA. Gunnison is heartbroken because he has no idea what made Marleigh break up with him. He decides to try to move on with his life and ends up getting a full basketball scholarship to play at Costal University where he and Marleigh had planned on going together. Gunnison is never able to fully get over Marleigh and when she comes crashing back into his life by arriving at Costal University all bets are off. Will Marleigh finally be honest with Gunnison about why she ran from a relationship with him? How will Gunnison react with he finds out about their baby? Will their love be enough to hold them together or will it go out like the tide? I love reading books by Casey Peeler. They have just enough twists to keep me guessing and cute, charming southern boys to keep me coming back for more. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Divine Desires

Divine Desire (The Lotus House Series)
by Audrey Carlan
Release Date: 27th December 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
When veteran yoga instructor Mila Mercado was asked to attend a new class and report back to the studio, she had no idea that the over-confident, ruggedly sexy newbie Atlas Powers was going to teach more than just a very controversial and erotic form of yoga. 
New instructor Atlas Powers has two passions in life: his music career and steamy by-the-book Mila Mercado. He teaches yoga by day and works at his passion by night until the fiery woman walks into his class and gives the term desire a whole new dimension. 
In this wicked hot tale of love and lust, two struggling artists are trying to make their dreams come true. Only one thing gets in the way… until they stop fighting long enough to burn up the sheets and the yoga studio with a divine desire neither of them can avoid.
Other Books by Audrey Carlan; http://www.audreycarlan.com/book/
Meet The Author
Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that’s sexy, sweet, and so hot your ereader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.
She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters” or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.

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This is the third novel in the Lotus House series by Audrey Carlan. The series centers around the Lotus House yoga studio and its yogis. I have not had the pleasure of reading the other books in this series but I could follow the story very well. I will go back and read the other books in the series and I would recommend doing that before you read this novel just so you can follow along with the other characters better. I have read the Calendar Girl series by Audrey Carlan and loved it so I had high expectations of this book and was not disappointed. Mila is a yoga instructor at the Lotus House but her true passion is art. She is a painter who is working full time at the Lotus House to support herself while she is working getting a showing for her paintings at a gallery. She is doing just fine on her own and has no time for relationships until she meets Atlas Powers. Atlas is a new yoga instructor at the Lotus House but his true passion is his music. He works full time at the Lotus House to support himself while he plays at dive bars until the time comes he will be discovered and get a record deal. He is very focused on his career and music and doesn’t have time for a commitment until he meets Mila. Mila and Atlas are the epitome of opposites attract and, even though they fight every time they are together, they can’t deny the chemistry that is between them. When Atlas agrees to pose nude for a painting for Mila the two can’t take it anymore. After a night of intense passion, they decide they can’t live without one another. Will these two career driven individuals can commit to each other even though their priority has always been their own dreams or will their passions for their crafts drive them apart? Find out in this steamy romance. I loved the story and the characters are very dynamic. The love scenes are so hot that I was afraid my kindle would melt! I also loved that each chapter started out with either a yoga pose or a charka description. My sister is a yoga instructor and this made me more intrigued to learn more about the yoga practices. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!

Divine Desire by Audrey Carlan




Title: Divine Desire
Series: Lotus House #3
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher: Waterhouse Press
Genre: Erotic Romance
 Release Date: December 27, 2016



Blurb

When veteran yoga instructor Mila Mercado was asked to attend a new class and report back to the studio, she had no idea that the over-confident, ruggedly sexy newbie Atlas Powers was going to teach more than just a very controversial and erotic form of yoga.

New instructor Atlas Powers has two passions in life: his music career and steamy by-the-book Mila Mercado. He teaches yoga by day and works at his passion by night until the fiery woman walks into his class and gives the term desire a whole new dimension.

In this wicked hot tale of love and lust, two struggling artists are trying to make their dreams come true. Only one thing gets in the way until they stop fighting long enough to burn up the sheets and the yoga studio with a divine desire neither of them can avoid.







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Author Bio


Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that's sexy, sweet, and so hot your e-reader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her "soul sisters" or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.



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Drunk on Love by S.L. Scott




Title: Drunk on Love
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Sexy Romance Comedy Standalone
Release Date: December 21, 2016



Blurb

From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes this downright delicious peek into the male anatomy... er, mind of Hardy Richard.

There are only two rules:

1. Don’t get too close.

2. Don’t fall in love.

Correction: Don’t ever fall in love. I don’t need the baggage of relationships. Life should be simple, easy, uncomplicated.

The problem I’m faced with is, if I really believe life should be that easy, that uncomplicated, and that simple, then why am I still thinking about a woman I met on a random Monday at the bar? A girl who was never a Gimlet, and always a Paloma. Yep, I called it all wrong last night and I’m starting to wonder if my heart will pay the price.

I might have broken rule number one, but rule number two remains firmly intact. For now. Sort of. Okay, maybe rule two hasn’t been broken, but it’s definitely been bent.







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Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.



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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Meet Alex Reid



I was not really impressed with the story line in this book. It was lacking. The pretense of the story was good but I never felt like it went anywhere. Alex is a CEO billionaire and wants control in all aspects of his life. He seems to be constantly searching for something and bouncing from one woman to another (or in one instance in the book two women at one time) and doesn't really seem to care. I would have liked to see some resolution to this story because when I finished the book I found myself asking, "really, this is how it ends?"
I gave this book 2 out of 5 stars

Edge of Bliss by Molly E. Lee





This book really intrigued me from the beginning because I love natural disaster movies like Twister and Day After Tomorrow and I always love a good romance so this seemed like the perfect combination of the two. I wasn’t disappointed.
This book can be read as a stand-alone but it is part of a series. I usually won’t go back and read previous books in a series if I start with the end of it but I think I will make an exception this time. I was able to follow the story very well but was a little disappointed that I was hitting on the tail end of Dash and Blake’s story.
Blake and Dash are storm chasers. They are best friends and soul mates but with the new reality tv show they just signed up to star in might put their relationship to the test. On top of the demands of the chasing tornadoes in the first place they now must factor in the networks demands. This is their first trip together down tornado alley for the full season and Blake must come face to face with all the girls from Dash’s past. She knows that Dash loves her but after being in an abusive relationship with her ex for eight years and constantly hearing that she wasn’t good enough she begins to feel the same way with Dash when she begins to compare herself to all the other girls he has been with.
Will Dash be able to convince Blake that he is in this for the long haul? Will Blake be able to move past the hurt from her previous relationship to have a future with Dash? Will they be safe on the alley or will their distractions from everything else cause them to make dangerous mistakes?
Find out in this gripping romance.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Better When it Hurts by Skye Warren



This is the first book that I’ve read by Skye Warren and it won’t be the last! I love a steamy romance every now and then but it must have a great story line in it to keep me hooked and this book delivers on that.
Hannah, also known as Lola at the strip club, is an ex-foster kid with a sketchy past that she can’t seem to get over. Her father landed himself in jail when she was young and her mother never got over it and eventually killed herself from grief which landed Hannah in the foster care circuit. Hannah learned early on to protect herself by finding the toughest guy and sleeping with him to get protection from him. She can shut her emotions down until she meets Blue at one of her foster homes. The two have an instant connection but Hannah doesn’t feel worthy of anything beyond the physical with men so she lies and has Blue sent away.
Five years later Blue is back and working as the head of security at the strip club where Hannah works. He corners her one night after work and tells her that she owes him for what she did to have him sent away and he is ready to collect. Resigned to the fact that Blue won’t let this go, Hannah goes to his place on her day off to settle the score. Blue isn’t gentle and is also not satisfied with one night. Hannah, even though this wasn’t what she imagined it would be like with him, finds herself wanting more as well.
Will Blue and Hannah be able to let go of the past and find a way to move on together? Will Hannah see herself as worth of the possibility of being loved? Will Blue be able to convince her he already loves her no matter what?

Find out in this steamy, suspenseful romance. I give this book 4 out of five stars.

Drawn to You: Volumes 1-3 by Vanessa Booke




Title: Drawn to You: Volumes 1-3
Author: Vanessa Booke
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: September 4, 2015



Blurb

Your whole world can change in a single moment.

A reckless moment where you let go of your inhibitions and you lose control. I pride myself on never losing control, but somehow, I did with her. I let my desire overtake me, and I took a bite of that forbidden fruit that stood in front of me in nothing but a nightie. I fucked my best friend’s little sister, and I regretted it the moment I felt her wrapped around me. Not because it felt bad. No, because, since that moment, nothing has ever felt so right…

My name is Tristan Knight and I'm not your average New York millionaire. In fact, there's nothing average about me. I was born in the projects, and I lived there up until the day I was adopted. My past is a distant memory of fuck-ups and bad luck.

The only thing that kept me from ending up like everyone else on the street was the StoneHaven family. When I met them, I was determined to hate them all. They represented everything I didn't have. Power. Wealth. Control.

At least, that's what I used to think.

Now, as time goes on, I find myself falling in love with their shattered lives... falling in love with the one thing I can't have. Her. Emily StoneHaven.






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USA TODAY & AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Vanessa Booke is a lover of poetry, Rom-Coms, the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, and all things Jane Austen. She is an avid reader and graduate from Cal State University, San Bernardino where she received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. Vanessa lives in beautiful Southern California with her husband Ryan and their three dachshunds Zer0, Zoey, and Zelda. When she isn’t working on her novels, Vanessa spends most of her time window shopping and taking grand adventures with her partner in crime.

Vanessa loves getting emails from her readers. You can contact her at VanessaBooke@gmail.com




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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

For All the Evers by Debra Anastasia




Title: For All the Evers
Author: Debra Anastasia
Genre: Romance
Release Date: December 18, 2016



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Fallen Billow should be in college like most of her friends, but instead she’s raising her brother and working as a housekeeper at a vintage local hotel. It’s back-breaking work, but not nearly as challenging as fending off unwanted advances from the hotel’s owner.

Thomas McHugh is fighting for our country, across the globe and decades before Fallen Billow was even born. So there’s no way they’re soul mates. There’s no way he can be desperate to see her, hold her, kiss her. Except there is.

Is it a dream when he inks his name on her skin? Is it a delusion when she puts her hands on his face and says she loves him? Nothing has ever felt more real.

Fate has etched paths for Thomas and Fallen that even time cannot touch. A Purple Heart proclaims Thomas’ valor and bravery. And his death. But Fallen dares to dream of the impossible. She wants Thomas to stay. Just stay.

A tribute to all who have served our country, this novel honors the impossible beauty of love and the endless power of hope. Come open your heart and celebrate the many facets of bravery with Fallen and Thomas.




Debra Anastasia has created a website for Thomas McHugh - the veteran the book is in honor of. (It is recommended readers look at this website after reading the book)






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“I bet you were adorable.” He put his knuckle under her chin and encouraged her to lift her head. She rolled back over and settled against his shoulder.

“I don’t want to be adorable. I want to be impossible.”

“How do you mean?” He kissed her forehead.

“I want to be impossible for you to forget, impossible for you to keep your hands off of.” She leaned up for a kiss.

“You’re my impossible then. Have no fear.” He tenderly reminded her he was her impossible, too, with his lips.

She put her hand against his stomach and snuggled in. “This is my spot. Right here. With you—it’s home.”

He swallowed before talking to the ceiling. “My heart was like a fist. Where I am? It’s not a place you plan to survive. I’ve been there for years, and it’s not about skill; it’s not even about luck. You get strapped into a machine, and fate’s driving. You can’t get out even if you want to. So you submit to it. You harden your soul. You get ready to die.”

He shifted, rolling on top of her. She sighed in contentment. Being beneath him made her feel safe and secure.

He kissed her lips, then the tip of her nose, before continuing. “But with you, it’s like my heart’s opening up, and I’m terrified to feel, after all this time. Yet I don’t have a choice. No matter where I am, I draw your face whenever I get a scrap of paper.”

He laughed a little. “We found a puppy, and I named it Fallen, just so I could say your name over and over. The guys think I’m crazy—such a strange name for a dog. But I don’t care. I’m gasping for you every moment I’m awake. And I’m making choices to keep me alive through the week.”

His eyes searched hers. “What if I’m not as tough as I was in the beginning? God, I hope no one is affected by my distraction with this. But in the end there’s you. Only you. Do what you have to to get back to me when you’re awake. You have to. I need you more than air, more than life right now. The softness of you, the tenderness in your eyes when you see me. I’m trying to force fate to throw me in your direction. To hurl me at you somehow. I don’t know if it will work. But I’m praying for it.”

Fallen touched his face, then his neck. “I will do everything I can to find you.”





Author Bio

Debra creates pretend people in her head and paints them on the giant, beautiful canvas of your imagination. What an amazing job that is. The stories hit her hard while driving the minivan or shaving her legs, especially when there's no paper and pen around. In all of the lies she writes she hides her heart, so thank you for letting it play in your mind.

Debra has now published the Seraphim Series, the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series, the Gynazule Series, The Revenger and Booty Camp Dating Service. Her novella, Late Night with Andres is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. (So go get it right now, please!) For All The Evers is her latest romantic suspense.

You can find her at DebraAnastasia.com and on Twitter @Debra_Anastasia. But be prepared...



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