Book Review: Naughty Reunions Collection by Naughty Literati

Naughty Reunions
Return to Romance
Available September 25th
by Alexa Silver, Berengaria Brown, Charlotte
Boyett-Compo, Francesca Hawley, Katherine Kingston, Marianne Stephens, Nicole
Austin, Regina Kammer, Suz deMello
Genres: Action / Adventure, Boxed Set, Contemporary,
Dark, Erotic, Fantasy,Fiction, Humor, M/M, New Adult, Paranormal, Regency, Romance

 

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I’m a little late to this review, but these are great for a hot holiday read!  One of the great things about collections is that there’s always something for everyone. If you like a particular type of kink – there’s something for you. If you like a little romance – there’s something for you. 

The heat factor of these short stories is definitely high level, so be warned. Find a quiet spot this holiday season, and escape into the world of Naughty Reunions. 

Including BBW, Contemporary, F/F, M/M, New Adult,
Paranormal, Regency, Shape-shifter & Speculative Fiction from Amazon bestselling authors!
Silent Sky ~ Regina Kammer
 I watched in horror as the twin towers collapsed, trying to remember if I’d told Scott I loved him before he left for New York.
 
Heartsong ~ Terry Rissen
Homeward Bound ~ Alexa Silver
 Bry intends to come out with a splash. How will the public handle their favorite movie actor coming out of the closet. And how will the stresses impact Bry’s relationship with Kell?
Lady Esther’s Lesbian Lover ~ Berengaria Brown
 Lady Esther’s London season failed to find her a husband. She’d rather find a woman to love. But that’s impossible in Regency England. Or is it?
Renovating the Relationship ~ Katherine Kingston
 Dani and Brad’s relationship ended years ago when he couldn’t give her what she needed. This time Brad thinks he’s found a way to provide it, but Dani might not agree when she realizes what he plans.
The WyndMaster’s Homecoming ~ Charlotte Boyett-Compo
 Maj. Marisol Diaz journeyed to hell to bring home her wayward lover. Keeping him alive was going to be harder than she thought.
Back in Your Arms ~ Marianne Stephens
 Liz blames Brian’s family for the loss of her family’s Inn. Seeking revenge, she contacts  Brian to restore it. Will rekindled love spark between them?
My Cups Runneth Over ~ Francesca Hawley
 Five years ago, Brook’s tarot reading and dream premonition predicted his lover’s death so he left to protect her. On the morning of his cousin’s wedding, Delia and Brook meet again. Will their reunion bring love or danger?
Ocean Dreams ~ Suz deMello
 Marine biologist Jill has never forgotten Blue, the baby dolphin with whom she bonded. Reunited with him years later, she discovers he’s a shapeshifter in the sexiest possible way.
Hybrid Mates 5: Take Me Home ~ Nicole Austin 
 Going home  isn’t easy, but my new stepbrother has me aching for the kind of love my sister’s have found. Can I really have it all?
 
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Book Review: The Butterfly Effect by Renea Porter

Genre: New Adult / Paranormal Romance

Riley and her best friend Bea are starting their freshman year of college. Away from home and on their own the two witches are still learning what capabilities they have.

Nathan is the most powerful witch, known as the wizard. Over the centuries he’s managed to keep a low profile. That is, until Riley walks into his class.

While trying to manage her magic, Riley’s attraction to Nathan intensifies. Riley also befriends Ace, a frat boy Bear shape shifter that feels protective over her for a number of reasons.

Not everything is as it seems. But the one thing that remains is her fate, as it hangs in the balance.

Does Riley’s fate lie with Nathan or Ace?

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91c22-7b92e-210f2-add-to-goodreads-button3SGMyReviewThis is a truly new adult paranormal story. It follows a young witch who is coming into her powers and discovering what that means in her life. The prologue really sets up the story of what will happen, and how Riley will deal with all the power she possesses.Whilst I felt that at times there was a lot more that the story could have been expanded on, maybe fleshed out and explained a bit, I still enjoyed reading it. I wanted a little more between Ace and Riley, but in the end I felt this wasn’t a love triangle book. It’s a book about a young girl finding her love, and through confusion, betrayal, and magical intervention, fights for what is right and what she wants. The Butterfly Effect (as in, the actual butterfly tattoo Riley possesses, is really cool!) If you like reading in the new adult paranormal fantasy genre, I can recommend this book. It’s a great one for mature young adult readers as well (due to some mature sexual content, I would recommend readers over 16).

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Blog Tour & Book Review: Finding Flynn by Alexandria Bishop

FINDING FLYNN
Author: Alexandria Bishop
Series: Marlowe Series #1
– SYNOPSIS –

Ashtyn Moretti is ready for the best summer of her life. But her parents have other plans when they drop the bomb that her perfect summer will be spent… Away from home. Away from friends. Away from half her family. Armed with her Summer from Hell playlist and a Kindle full of book boyfriends, Ashtyn prepares to face what she is sure will be the worst summer of her life. Or will it be? Flynn James has one thing on his mind—the success of his band Marlowe. He’s focused and doesn’t have time for any distractions, and that includes facing his past. But then a petite brunette comes walking into the pub where he works. Neither Ashtyn or Flynn were looking for love but they can’t deny their obvious attraction. Ashtyn’s summer has been full of lies. The last thing she expects is for Flynn to be one of the liars too. Can she forgive his lies and turn her summer around? Can Flynn keep his secrets without losing everything? Or will this really be the Summer from Hell?

– PURCHASE –

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Finding Flynn is a story about Ashtyn & Flynn. These two young adults (Ashtyn just turned 18, and Flynn is 21) meet when Ashtyn has a fight with her mum, and ends up in a bar where Flynn is playing music. The story revolves around them getting to know each other over the summer time. Ashtyn has been lied to in the past and refuses to allow anyone else in her life to lie to her. The story comes to a head when she discovers Flynn has lied to her, and has been keeping secrets. Flynn is a part of a band, and the secondary characters are slowly revealed to the reader in a way that will set them up for future reads.

Throughout the book, the author creates chapters from alternate points of view, allowing the story to flow and create tension and drama from both main characters. They act in a natural young adult way, although I feel that Ashtyn shows great maturity for an eighteen year old (this isn’t a bad thing!) Although the book is called Finding Flynn, I really think this book is all about Finding Ashtyn AND Finding Flynn. The ending is a little abrupt, but I know that the story will flow on as a part of a series, so it doesn’t seem like I’ve been cheated out of an ending.

I enjoyed reading this NA book, and recommend it to anyone after a mature young adult/new adult summer read.

Congratulations to Alexandria Bishop on her debut novel. Looking forward to more from the Marlowe series.

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– EXCERPT –
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We’re strolling through a nearby empty park. Leaves are dancing in the light breeze, and a creek is babbling gently nearby. It’s quiet and peaceful but it isn’t doing anything to help calm my nerves. Although we came out here to talk, we haven’t said a word. I open my mouth and immediately close it. My mouth is dry like I just spent all day rocking out at Warped Tour, leaving my tongue like a sheet of sandpaper. I lick my lips hoping to produce some saliva and ask, “Are there any drinking fountains nearby?” Flynn gets a shit-eating grin and points to a giant statue with fountains on all sides. “Over there.” I take a giant gulp that I immediately spit right back out. Unfortunately, Flynn is standing within shooting range and gets a mouthful of the nasty liquid, which tastes like coppery rotten eggs. I’m not sure which one of us is more shocked but I can’t hold in the laughter. The pain in my side is almost unbearable. I almost don’t hear Flynn say, “You think that’s funny, do you?” Not understanding his tone, I look up to a blazing green fire. I don’t know whether to be scared or seriously turned on. I turn to run but he grabs me and flips me around. My body shakes with fear and desire as Flynn rubs his hands up and down my arms. I don’t speak, too terrified of what I would say but even more terrified of ruining whatever is happening. I nervously gnaw on my bottom lip and he zones right in on it and licks his own. Leaning forward, I run my hands through his silky hair. He lightly presses his lips to mine, stopping everything around us. Not satisfied with the featherlight kiss, I greedily run my tongue along his bottom lip and use my teeth to gently tug on his lip ring. A guttural groan escapes him, causing my entire body to tingle, right down to my toes. Suddenly I understand what all those girls are feeling in the romance novels I devour. This single kiss will ruin all future kisses for me. Letting go of his piercing, I push my tongue against his mouth and he grants me access. The moment our tongues tangle, the air around us thickens and everything shifts. Flynn’s hands trail my body. Everywhere he touches, my body is on fire. My back hits cold stone, and I wrap my leg around his waist. Flynn lifts me and both legs hook around him. His hardness hits my sweet spot and I let out a husky moan, causing him to rock against me. My eyes roll back into my head and I throw it back, unable to control myself any longer.

“It’s the End of the World As We Know It” by REM
“Leaving Town” by Dexter Freebish
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
“The Weight of Lies” by The Avett Brothers
“Baba O’Reilly” by The Who
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister
“My Own Worst Enemy” by Lit
“Breakdown” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who
“I Would Be Sad” by The Avett Brothers
“Last Resort” by Papa Roach
“For You” by Staind
“Rise Above” by Black Flag
“Riot Girl” by Good Charlotte
“Therapy” by All Time Low
“California” by Phantom Planet
“Somewhere in Neverland” by All Time Low
“Won’t Go Home” by 3PM
“Kiss Me” by New Found Glory
“Here’s to the Night” by Eve 6
“Always Love” by Nada Surf
“If These Sheets Were States” by All Time Low
“Have Faith in Me” by A Day to Remember
“Don’t Leave Me” by An Honest Year
“Somewhere in Neverland” (acoustic) by All Time Low
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Alexandria Bishop
Alexandria Bishop is an Oregon girl and lives there with her husband, young daughter and fur baby. She’s been a bookworm her entire life and always dreamed of becoming a writer but never thought it would be a reality.
Alexandria spends more time on social media than she would like to admit, come visit and say hi!
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Cover Reveal & Book Review: Decide by Michelle Irwin

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DECLAN REEDE: THE UNTOLD STORY

Strap in, get ready to start your engines and see where it all began.

From an early age, Declan Reede’s only goal was to race in the ProV8 Championship Series. One thing he couldn’t anticipate was that a blistering kiss shared with his best friend, Alyssa Dawson, might derail his plans.

While he knows things between them will never be the same, it’s impossible to predict just where the road will take them, or how rocky it might get.

Will he decide to fight for love or follow his dreams?

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 27th August 2015

Cover Artist: Soxsationalcoverart

Principal photography by: NSP Studios 

Cover models: Ashleigh Johnson and Jarah Armstrong.

Pre-order the introduction novella now for the special price of 99c 

Add to your Goodreads want to read list here: 

 
Congratulations to Michelle on the Cover Reveal! I’ve had the pleasure of reading this novella, so without further ado….

SGMyReviewI have previously read Michelle’s early work, Through The Fire, a paranormal fantasy revolving around lots of magic and action. Knowing how much I enjoyed her style of writing, and seeing her dive into the Contemporary Romance world, I was highly anticipating the release of this book! I knew it would have to be different, because she was playing with different worlds now. The contemporary world is a lot less forgiving than the paranormal fantasy worlds an author can create.

Well, I don’t know how Michelle Irwin has done it, but she has managed to get in the head of a teenage boy and capture his essence with ease! This book is a fantastic base to what is to come in this series. The story revolves around Declan and Alyssa. These kids are lifelong best friends who were always there for each other. That was until they decided to take it to the next level. Declan has wanted to be a V8 race car driver all his life. Unfortunately for him, his best friend, and now girlfriend, finds it boring. Conflict ensues, but not in a way you would think. It’s a subtle conflict that is executed in the perfect teen way. There isn’t any technical jargon that would confuse you, so if you’re not familiar with racing, it’s okay, you’ll still get it. Irwin has captured first loves, first times, first losses, and building a future, in such a fantastic way. So much so that I can’t wait to grab the next book to see where things go.

This is a must read before you pick up the first book in the series.

As a side note: I loved the fact that it was based in Australia. It has me laughing at some of the terms used, the glossary at the front of the book will get you sorted in case you have any questions of the strange words she uses!

This one doesn’t come out until the end of August, so be sure to pre-order for a bargain price of .99c.

Author Bio:

Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.

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Book Review: Outside the Ropes by Ashley Claudy

OTRcover60956-smallGenre: New Adult. Romance. Suspense. Action.

Regan Sommers spent her life fighting. Fighting foster parents, kids in the group home, and classmates. But the night she has to fight for her life changes everything.
Now, she’s fighting for money in the ring, and from the first punch she’s addicted. Every addiction has a price though, and this one is the gym’s star boxer, Gage Lawson. He may come in an enticing tattooed package, but his demands are more than she can handle.
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The responding officer from that night, Anthony Fields, comes with no demands. He want’s whatever she’s willing to give, and Regan can handle that. She can definitely handle him.
But no help comes string free, and Regan’s not the only one with a hard past and scars to cover. The life she was trying to escape is nothing compared to the danger she’s in the middle of now, and she can’t fight her way out.

***Reader please be aware: Story contains mature content such as: Drugs, sex, abuse, and explicit language that may be upsetting for some.****

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The author does a great job weaving multiple story lines through out this book, suspense and action included. There were a few angles that I wished had been resolved by the end, or had a little more depth put into them, but for the majority of the book I wasn’t worrying about that.

Regan’s character was likable, a strong female, who also has enough vulnerability that the reader can relate to her. In some of the ways she acted she showed she wasn’t the complete tough girl, which added depth to her character. The way shIMG_20150217_142044e craves attention didn’t make her less likable, in fact it shows that being damaged allows her to get through life the way she has.

At first I was confused by Gage, but at the same time intrigued and sucked into his demeanour and appeal. Throughout the story he remains a mystery, but at the same time you also feel like whatever his motivation is, it’s for the best. Who doesn’t love a hot boxer who knows goes all protective, but not in an aggressive and possessive way!?OTR4

I was hoping some of the loose ends would be tied together, but I compliment the author in giving the reader an experience that will have them hanging for the next installment. In the end, I really couldn’t put the book down and now I really can’t wait for the next book! *warning, there is a bit of a cliff hanger…..

BUY LINKS: AMAZON

About the Author:

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Mother. Wife. Teacher. Proud UMD Terp. Perpetual learner. Wild imagination fueled by coffee. Occasional runner. Late night book junkie. Daytime dreamer.
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Book Review: Trade Me by Courtney Milan

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Genre: New Adult

Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never have to worry about making rent againtumblr_nicw120eAr1qmb3rso1_1280. She has no time for Blake Reynolds, the sexy billionaire who stands to inherit Cyclone Systems. But when he makes an offhand comment about what it means to be poor, she loses her cool and tells him he couldn’t last a month living her life.

To her shock, Blake offers her a trade: She’ll get his income, his house, his car. In exchange, he’ll work her hours and send money home to her family. No expectations; no future obligations.

But before long, they’re trading not just lives, but secrets, kisses, and heated nights together. No expectations might break Tina’s heart…but Blake’s secrets could ruin her life.

tumblr_nicvz5ybnI1qmb3rso1_1280I’m not going to lie, I grabbed this book because of the cover! Don’t judge me (or do, it’s okay!)!!!!!!!! I certainly haven’t read many books, if any, that had an Asian immigrant as a main character and it was something that had piqued my interest in the book. Not to mention a hottie billionaire that was off-limits. The interesting thing about this book is Blake, who struggles with being in the spotlight and having the pressure of a family company on his shoulders. The author does a good job of revealing this throughout the book, and the chemistry between Blake and Tina is thrown together with a few surprises that I wasn’t expecting. I liked the subtlety of the character traits that made it a bit more than a boy meets girl and girl swoons and falls all over the guy type of book. Tina’s mum had me laughing out loud with inappropriate mum-isms and her honesty and bluntness (no daughter wants her mum talking about wrapping it and condoms at the dinner table, right!?!!!!). The ending turned a little bizarre for me as I felt Tina’s character digressed into a strange alternate world, but in the end it was wrapped up in a sense that an ongoing series is. Read this New Adult romance if you are after a clever written story of love between opposites. Also, this author has written multiple historical romances, so if that’s your thing, be sure to check them out at her website.

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About the Author:

Courtney_037webCourtney Milan lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a marginally-trained dog, and an attack cat.

Before she started writing books, Courtney experimented with numerous occupations. She has trained dogs, written legal briefs, sold newspaper subscriptions, and written computer programs. Having given up on actually being able to do any actual things, she’s taken to heart the axiom that “those who can’t, teach.” When she isn’t reading, writing, or sleeping, she can be found in the vicinity of a classroom.

Courtney loves hearing from readers. You can visit her on the web and find out more about her and her newest releases at http://www.courtneymilan.com.

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Pre-Release Review: Call Sign Karma by Jamie Rae

cskbbokGenre: Romance. New Adult Romance. Contemporary Romance.

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Distraught over the loss of her brother in a fighter jet accident, Tinklee Pinkerton decides to follow in his footsteps and prove the tragedy wasn’t his fault. But when she’s chosen as the first woman to fly the Air Force’s F-35, her plan for a life that revolves around work is thrown off course by a handsome, mysterious stranger…

Thanks to Locke’s seductive British accent, sweet nature, and one too many beers, Tink is soon inspired to throw caution to the wind and herself into his arms. She thinks maybe love can heal after all—until she discovers Locke is her superior officer. Tink has no problem risking her life in the air, but with everything on the line, is she brave enough to risk her heart on the ground?

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I absolutely loved this book. It kept me awake all night reading it. I laughed, I gulped, I sobbed, I sighed. An emotional roller coaster of a read. I was a bit sad and slightly annoyed that the main character was so bent on beating herself up, but in the end I really liked how the author managed to play it all out. Tinklee, a female fighter pilot has to be one tough chick, in the middle of a boys world, I found the characters emotions of strengths and weaknesses came through csk1well on the page. The two main male characters, Locke and Ash, were worthy of a starring role, and were believable hotties to drool over.  It also helps that one of my all-time favourite movies is Top Gun, and it was just on tele the other night! Something about a uniform, a fighter pilot, and managing to handle all that expensive equipment…. *proceeds to fan self* Recommend this book as a great summer (or winter, autumn, spring) read. This book had it all – tension, laughs, and love. Out on January 5th be sure to grab this pre-order now! It’s worth it!

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About The Author:

JAMIE RAE is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She writes with one goal in mind–to create stories with a positive message that will stay with the reader long after they’ve finished reading.

jamieraeJamie is an avid reader and loves discovering stories with a great hook, though she will not eat, sleep, or speak until she reaches the end. The Harry Potter years weren’t pretty!! Convinced that her Hogwarts letter was lost in the mail, she keeps a watchful eye for owls hoping her children will have better luck!

In her other life, Jamie Rae enjoys creating smiles that will last a lifetime as an orthodontist and keeps her heart overflowing with love as a mother of three. She has perfected the art of nomadic living as a military spouse and Air Force veteran. Jamie has a passion for critters of all shapes and sizes and you can often find her sneaking them into her own home or volunteering for rescues.

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