Friday, 1 December 2017

Darkness Matters by Jay McLean Blog Tour #giveaway #bookreview #teasers

Blog Tour

Title: Darkness Matters

Author: Jay McLean

Released: June 26, 2017





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BLURB
It’s the same old story, really.
Good versus evil.
Heroes versus villains.
Light versus dark.
For two years, college freshman Noah Morgan lived his life somewhere in the middle, fighting darkness and light, always searching for answers to a single question:
Why, Noah, why?
The same three words keep him up at night, struggling for air while gripping a plastic cylinder containing white pills to match the white label with his name printed in ink as deep and dark as his memories—memories that turned him into a recluse.
A shut-in.
An introvert.
Luckily for him, that’s not how the girl next door sees him.






GIVEAWAY
Enter to win a signed paperback of Darkness Matters, a $20 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Amazon Gift Card.


AUTHOR BIO
Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.
Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35439835-darkness-matters?ac=1&from_search=true



Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author
Genre: NA
Standalone


My Darkness Matters Review . . . 

I wasn't sure what to except from this book.  The blurb doesn't give too much away, but its a Jay McLean book so I was all in, no matter what.

I have to admit the start was quite slow for me but the more I read the more I started to get encased into the story.  And then I was emotionally all in.   Thankfully I stuck out the start because this book had so much beauty in it. 

"You're fucking incredible, Andie, and I can't not look at you."

Andie and Noah have so much in common but don't realize it.  At first they are drawn to each other but each other's past and darkness keeps them apart.  From the beginning you are dying to find out what happened in both of their lives to create such darkness and slowly as the book progresses we start to find out what happened and all the puzzle pieces start to fit together.

~ And I realize now, in this minuscule of moments, that Noah Morgan isn't an enigma or a paradox or a complete and utter mystery.  
 Noah Morgan is a gift-giving, soul-sharing, heart-stealing boy next door . . .~

This book is not your typical love story.  It's outside the norm of this genre the way it was written and the story was set up.  However, its still a beautiful love story. 

"I learned that sometimes, there is no reason, and there are no answers.  There just is. We exist in this world where we know nothing.   Where we feel like we are nothing.  But we are. We are, Andie.  And everything we feel, the good, the bad, the dark . . . it matters.  And it may not matter to you , but it matters to the people around you . . ."
This book felt so different than Jay's others but just as good.  It was dark, loving and beautiful.

4 Beauty in the Darkness Thumbs up!

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Lauren














Thursday, 30 November 2017

Pulled Under by Lisa Renee Jones Blog Tour #bookreview #excerpt #walkersecurity #teasers



ABOUT
A new sexy standalone from Lisa Renee Jones…

He is blond, tattooed, and dangerous. She's as beautiful as she is mysterious and could be his destruction…

Asher wasn't always a member of the elite Walker Security team, he was a billionaire's son, who rebelled against his father's controlling hand, and ended up in New York City's underground of drugs, rock n roll, and danger. But that is long behind him, and while his tattoos and long blond hair remain, he's now a chameleon, far more comfortable in a suit and tie than a leather jacket.

Or so he likes to tell himself.

But now Walker Security needs him back inside the underground club scene for a police case they're working. Women are dying, murdered, and the clock is ticking until another victim is claimed. When Asher is pulled back into this toxic world he meets Sierra, who is as beautiful as she is mysterious. A woman who calls to a darker side of him, long suppressed, unleashing it in what becomes wicked hot passion and obsession. But Sierra has a secret, one that leads her, and Asher, to a dangerous place, and game, with dangerous players, and the game is about life or death.



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EXCERPT
“You want more now, and yet you don’t want it enough to make it end. And I already don’t want it to end, Sierra.”
She leans into me, her head resting on my shoulder, emotion that isn’t pleasure radiating off of her and crashing into me. I cup her face and tilt her chin up, my thumb stroking her cheek. “What are you thinking?”
“Nothing. Everything. Can you kiss me again already?”
“Where, Sierra?”
“Where?”
“Where do you want me to kiss you? Tell me.”
“Everywhere.” She pushes to her toes, and her lips find mine, looking for an escape, trying to drive her demons away.
I want to demand her answer, make her tell me where she wants my mouth, but I feel her desperation, her need to escape whatever is in her head. And so, I press my lips to hers, I kiss her mouth, drinking her in, and I don’t taste him this time. I taste her. I taste us. I taste need and hunger and passion. “I want you naked,” I say, my hands sliding inside her jeans and panties. “In every possible way, Sierra.”
“I’m pretty sure I’m already there, and it’s terrifying.” She flattens her hand on my chest. “If you turn into an asshole, I swear—”
“You can punish me,” I promise, “and I’m still willing to offer suggestions.”
“If you turn into an asshole after I trusted you,” she says. “I won’t need suggestions, Mr. Ex-Navy SEAL who won’t be able to hide from my wrath.”
Fuck, I’m crazy about this woman. “Good thing I’m not going to turn into an asshole. I want you naked,” I repeat, and this time, I make it happen. I lower myself to one knee and take her jeans and panties with me. My arm wraps her waist and I lift her, dragging her clothing away, and setting her back down. My hands settle on her hips then and I look up at her. She stares down at me, the simmering look in her eyes all about arousal, submission. And I want that from her and not because it’s some sex game, of which I could play and play well.
I press my lips to her belly and just that easily she trembles, and it only makes me want more. Everything is more with her.  I drag my mouth lower and lower...




OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES



Check out books one and three in the WALKER SECURITY series: Deep Under, book one, is available now and Falling Under, book three, is available for pre-order! All three books in the series are standalones.
MORE DETAILS HERE: http://lisareneejones.com/walker



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36477876-pulled-under?ac=1&from_search=true


Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Part 2 in a spin off series but can be considered a standalone


My Pulled Under Review . . . 

I have to admit that I haven't finished the Original Walker Security series and also not book one yet.  I tried to first before reading this book but life didn't give me enough time.  I thought it would effect my reading experience but it didn't.  I was able to read this as a pseudo standalone.  I say pseudo because of Lisa Renee Jones's other series I am familiar enough with the Walker boys to not be lost in this book.   Sometimes authors say its a standalone when it belongs to a series and often I feel too many details unknown that it can't be considered a true standalone but this one could be a standalone but having any background on the Walker men does help the reading experience even more.

This book had a whole bunch of suspense and a whole lotta of passion.  How could it not with not one story line happening but two.  Plus you add in sexy yet funny Asher to the mix. 

I have to admit I was quite liking the whole book until the end. From the beginning I was hooked and then I felt the peak, wrap up and conclusion happened way too quickly, lessening the ending of this book for me.  If it ended in the same pace the book was in, it would have been so much better. 

Asher is under cover with Walker security and while he's there he meets Sierra who is on the run.  Together they try and fight her past and his current case.  While they are fighting the cases they fall for each other which went fine even though I was a bit confused at times when Sierra would meet a new person in the Walker group and act like she either knew about them or has met them before when that wasn't the case.  However, that was only a small irritant for me.  I did truly like the story so much but I was so disappointed about the speed of resolution after so much building that it changed how I felt about the story.  Gah! I hate that when it happens. Even though I was disappointed about the end doesn't mean others will nor will it effect me wanting to read more from this author. 

Because of the build up of this story and the Walker Men in this book I'm even more excited to finish the original Walker Series (Tall, Dark and Deadly series) and also finish Deep under.    Can't wait for Falling Under.  Jacob's story should be interesting.

3 Suspense and Passion filled thumbs up!

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Lauren













Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Outliers by T.M. Frazier Blog Tour #bookreview #outskirts #excerpt

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The Outliers, the stunning conclusion to The Outskirts Duet by T.M. Frazier is available NOW!

 

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The Outliers by T.M. Frazier
Release Date: November 9th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Sensual. Heartbreaking. Passionate. Overwhelming. Maddening.

That’s the love Finn and I share.
It's the kind you can never recover from.
The kind you never WANT to recover from.

That's why we'll do everything and anything to protect it.

When my past chases me all the way to Outskirts, we have to make a choice.  
Let the lies destroy our chance at future together or...bury them deep in the swamp where they belong.

Got a shovel?

Excerpt:

My eyes went to her throat. I saw her pulse quicken beneath her smooth skin. She twisted her pouty pink lips. Her hesitation only lasted a second before she wrapped her arms around my neck and pulled me down closer so that the tips of our noses touched. Her lips feathered against mine. "Fuck me, Finn."

"Yes," I growled.

I may have been the one who told her to say those words but hearing them out of her mouth caused the raging inferno of lust within me to explode beyond control. I had a feeling I'd be hearing those words on repeat in my head for the rest of my life.

Fuck me, Finn.

I lifted her up onto the nearest table and pushed her onto her back. I tore her panties off in one tug and while I devoured her with my eyes, I somehow managed to concentrate enough to unbuckle my belt and push my jeans down over my ass, freeing my throbbing cock.

Sawyer moaned when I parted her legs, stepping between them. The sound was pure fucking heaven. Our tongues danced while we drank each other in. I savored the way her body felt against mine. Hard against soft. I dug my fingers into the flesh of her perfectly round ass before moving them to her pussy where I parted her warm wet folds and strummed her swollen clit because Sawyer was my instrument of choice and only I knew how to play her to perfection.

The look on Sawyer's face when I inserted a finger inside of her was as if I'd just given her a drug. She was high on the pleasure. Her lids were heavy. Her pupils large and dark. I was dead set on making sure I wrung every bit of pleasure from her gorgeous body and I gave her exactly what she’d asked me for.


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The Outskirts
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About the Author:


T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter. When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance. Well…it has a beach in it! 


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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36154178-the-outliers?ac=1&from_search=true


Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Social Butterfly Pr
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 of 2


My The Outliers Review . . .

I have to admit that I've been chomping at the bit for this book as I was needing to know how it was all going to work out for Finn and Sawyer since the cliffhanger we were left with in The Outskirts.

The Outliers begins exactly where The Outskirts left off.  Which was the exact same place where the shit was just about to get real. 

In The Outliers I felt it was a good closure to what was beginning in the first one.  Here we get all the answers to the questions that were left unanswered.  But I have to admit it was also a bit anti-climatic at times as well.  Maybe I come to expect a certain theme or way with T.M. Frazier and this book wasn't what I completely expected.  Don't get me wrong that's not a bad thing.  Its just an expectation thing which is my issue not the books.

I adore Finn and Sawyer together and I love how they helped save each other.  All the supporting characters were great but I have to admit I did find this book to be a bit predictable at times however there were also some nice surprises along the way that kept it interesting.  I liked this book but I will admit I didn't love it.  But that has no effect on my love for this author.  I still adore T.M. Frazier and will continue to read her stories.  One of my favorite things about T.M. Frazier is her ability to write super strong heroines, which are my favorite.  It doesn't matter if the stories are dark or light, the common thread is always a strong female lead.  Which I wish more authors would do.  I can't wait for more from her and at the end of this book we get a little sneak peak of what is to come.  Yeah!

3 . 5 Finding True Love in the Swamp thumbs up!

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Lauren