Saturday, January 24, 2015

Review: Unscrupulous by Avery Aster

by Avery Aster
Series: The Manhattanites (#2)
Published by: Ellora's Cave
August 14th 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: 4 Stars

     I confess that I had to go back to the first book to see if the timelines were correct. I just didn't remember any mention on Warner and am glad to say that it was there just very brief and with all the drama going with Lex you get why it slipped my notice.

     I've bee dying to read this story as I was crazy to see a man strong enough to rope Taddy and give her the firm hand and no-nonsense attitude that she needed to not walk all over him but at the same time be strong enough to give her the free rein to be herself. To be that strong independent woman she is.

     I was so sadden by her childhood and what her mother did. But more so what her father did. She loved her so much, why did that needs changing? If she was his for so many years, why does it matter what's in her blood? Sometime people can be so dumb.

     I was sad for Warner too. Loosing his wife and all but I'm glad she made him a strong and loving man after all she did had more experience in life than him (I still can't get pass that!).

     And last I can't wait for Blake's book! They just keep getting better.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Welcome Author! Tmonique Stephens

     Welcome Tmonique to my blog. This inquiring mind wants to know; when you are looking for inspiration for a male character, where do you go and/or what do you do?

     Thank you for having me on your blog. Where do I go when looking for inspiration for my male characters is an excellent question. Usually, the ideas for my male characters start as kernels in the back of my mind. As my plot advances, so does the image and qualities of my hero. I tend to favor men who are loyal and family orientated. I like writing about brothers. I find the bonds between men are just as strong and convoluted as are those between women. Exploring those bonds, stretching, tearing at the relationships is the center point of my Descendants of Ra series.

     Only after I’ve nailed down the finer qualities and flaws of my hero’s character do I start looking inspiration. Pinterest, Tumblr, Bigstock, Istock, Depositphotos, I mine all of these sites for hot, sexy, men.

Here are a few of my finds.


Meet the Descendants of Ra:

Roman Nicolis (Hero of Eternity Book 1)
Blurb: Cursed for 2000 years, Roman Nicolis has tracked his lovers’ soul through each reincarnation only to lose her horribly every time. Reclaiming their love is his only salvation. He’s been her friend, her father, her neighbor, but never again her lover . . . until now.

Reign Nicolis (Hero of Everlasting Book 2)
Blurb: Kill the beast, save your brother, win your freedom from the Goddess of the Dead. No problem for a 2000 year old warrior. Falling in love with the cop trying to arrest you? Problem.


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ARC Review: Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler

Hungry Like the Wolf
by Paige Tayler
Series: SWAT: Special Wolf Alpha Team
Published by: Casablanca
January 6th 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Publisher (Netgalley)

Rating: 5 Stars

     I need a time machine ASAP! I can't wait for the next book. It's just to far away.

     Mrs. Tyler gives a new original twist to the werewolf concept, plus she has amazing skills at story telling. I can't believe this is my first time reading this author. I am definitively a new fan.

     The story is about a journalist that will stop at nothing to get a story and an alpha that will stop at nothing to keep his pack safe, so you can imagine how this pair will be at each others neck.

     There were times I thought I knew what was going to happen and then BAM! there goes my theory out the window. Which is something good because it made the reading interesting and difficult for me to put down. It was also a book that made me cry like a baby and if you know me you know that is a huge plus in my book.

     All those hunks had me drooling! And made me look forward to the next book. At this point I'm in love with Cooper, Brooks, Brecker (Seriously, a moving car? What is the guy thinking!), Xander and of course Gage.

     Paige honey one last thing for you, move it lady I want more!!!!

Hungry Like the Wolf Spotlight

Title: Hungry Like the Wolf
Series: SWAT #1
Author: Paige Tyler
ISBN: 9781492608479
Pubdate: January 6th, 2015

They’re on target
They’re as alpha as men can get

     The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret…they’re a pack of wolf shifters.

     The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive—and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn’t sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something…and she’s determined to find out what.

     Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She’s smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she’s getting dangerously close to the truth—and perilously close to his heart...


     “We dropped Corporal Riggs off a few blocks out from the scene. He hoofed it in over the rooftops while we were getting into position outside. He went in and set up the remote cameras and microphones while everyone inside was focused on us and the other police officers.”

     Riggs and Taylor stared at their commander, clearly shocked by how open he’d been about their tactics to a member of the media. Mac was stunned, too. She’d been fishing when she’d asked the question. She hadn’t expected them to actually answer her.

     Dixon chuckled. “You don’t have to look so alarmed. It’s not like I shared state secrets. Besides, Ms. Stone will be coming by the compound later today to take a look around and see how we operate.”

     Mac did a double take. “Seriously?”

     His amber eyes met hers. “That’s what you wanted, isn’t it? An in-depth look at a day in the life of a SWAT officer?”

     She was more interested in finding out if they were hiding something, but she didn’t tell him that.

     “I figured if I didn’t make the offer, you’d only hang around outside the compound for months until I agreed to let you in. Or until you tried to sneak into the middle of the next hostage situation,” he said. “This way we can do our job without worrying about you popping up out of nowhere, and you get to do yours without risking your life.” She opened her mouth to thank him, but he held up a finger. “There’s one condition, though.”

     “Name it.”

     “You agree not to detail any of our tactical procedures or techniques like the one I just told you about. You print those and you’ll get my team killed.” He lifted a brow. “Do we have an agreement?”

     Mac nodded eagerly. “Yes.”

     She’d agree to whatever he wanted if it got her in the compound—even if it meant going back on her word later. Although, after today, she wasn’t sure there was a story. She seriously doubted these guys were doing drugs, regardless of what Marvin said. But that didn’t matter. No way was she passing up an opportunity like this.

     “I’ll see you at the compound this afternoon then,” Dixon said as he opened the door for her. “Say three o’clock?”

     She smiled up at him. “I’ll be there.”

     Mac had to resist the urge to do a little happy dance as she hurried back to the news van. She wasn’t sure how it had happened, but somehow she’d gotten herself an engraved invitation to get up close and personal with the country’s most elite tactical unit—the Dallas PD SWAT.

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The Author

Paige Tyler is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. Paige writes books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them. Visit She and her very own military hero (aka her husband) live on the Florida coast with their adorable dog.


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