Review ~ Ivy by Dahlia Donovan

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Title: Ivy
Series: Blackbird Series #1
Author: Dahlia Donovan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 98 estimated
Heat Level: 1.5 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
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Widowed photographer Ivy Langdon avoids people in general after her husband’s death. She ventures out days before Christmas for last minute gifts and stumbles into the middle of a terrorist attack in London. Will her luck ever change?

Steven Samuels and his partner Gareth Richardson are called in with their company, Blackbird Security Firm, to rescue the hostages. They never expected to find their perfect mate while saving the world. The more the two wolves learn about Ivy, the more that they want to make her theirs.

Love is never simple or straight-forward and life is often stranger than fiction.

Ivy finds herself drawn into a strange world of shifters and human traffickers.

Can love’s true bite find her before trouble does?

 

 

Review

This story starts out with Ivy doing some Christmas shopping when the mall shes at gets attacked by terrorists. Ivy finds a cabinet to hide in until… ahem… nature calls. She decides that making a dash for the restroom is her only option.
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That’s when Ivy is suddenly snatched up by someone who she thinks smells delicious. This is where we are introduced to two sexy men, Steve and Gareth, who work for Blackbird Security Firm. The two men are alpha wolves and they’d been looking for their mate for years. Steve and Gareth immediately recognize Ivy as their mate and now, they need to convince her.


“I don’t know you. And you don’t know me; I don’t care what your furry feelings tell you.”

The story flowed well, it’s interesting and there’s some pretty good suspense. I really wanted it to be longer so I could get more details. Every time Steve or Gareth came close to Ivy’s neck I just wanted them to take her right then and there. But I was left wanting every. single. time!

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Kiss already


“Does the big bad wolf still blow the house down?”

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YES! YES! Blow my house down! Nope, no blowing of any kind here.


“Never run from a wolf, Ivy, especially one who thinks of you as a potential mate.”

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OMG! If they said that to me I would be testing that threat every day. Maybe even a couple of times a day. Actually, I’d have to become a professional runner. 😉

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There is a part in this book that I would have LOVED to hear Ivy’s perspective from an incident that happened to her. I wanted to know her thoughts and feelings about what she was going through. What exactly happened while she was gone?

Overall it was pretty good. I bumped up my star rating to 4 because of the epilogue. Otherwise it would have been a solid 3 stars and only because there was no sexy details. And by sexy details I mean there was no SEX until the end. I will read this author again and now I can’t wait to read Natasha!

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I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.
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About The Author

Dahlia Donovan started out working in the insurance world. After ten years, she morphed her love of investigating accidents and studying people into writing about them. She’s a bit of a hermit and despises being in front of a camera. Her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.
Her first novel Ivy started out as a crazy dream which she turned into an adventurous and suspenseful paranormal romance. Her second novel Natasha is schedule for release at the end of August. It will be followed by an Ivy short story titled Masquerade sometime in the autumn. A third novel in the Blackbird series, Alicia, will come out in 2015.
Readers can find Under Fire, a free short story available to all her newsletter subscribers. See her website for more details.

 

 

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Review ~ Natasha by Dahlia Donovan

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Title: Natasha
Series: Blackbird #2
Author: Dahlia Donovan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages:
Heat Level: 1.5 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
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Undercover Interpol agent Natasha Itsov is the ice queen of the European shifter world. Her reputation for loving and leaving without a second thought is well known. Until she met Darren Martel, another fox shifter. She broke both of their hearts when she fled from the bond forming between them.

It’s been years since they’ve crossed paths with each other.

The threat of the Auctioneer looming over Ivy brings the two shifters together for one last mission. Old wounds are reopened, while they struggle to ignore the bond formed all those years ago. Neither wants to risk another catastrophic broken heart, yet neither wants to walk away from the chance of happily ever after.

Is it ever too late for love?

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Natasha is undercover Interpol agent, an Ice Queen and has been running from her mate for years. Now fate has put Darren, Blackbird Security Firm, in Natasha’s path. Both of the fox shifters are working together to take down Marin Petrov and his human trafficking ring.
Natasha is a little badass arctic fox. I definitely wouldn’t want to piss her off. But she’s a little softie in the middle. She also has commitment issues.

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“I’ll fuck you and leave. I won’t look back. Don’t fall in love with me.”

Darren is a red headed, blue eyed freckled, red fox hottie. Since Natasha left years ago without a single word, hes been trying to live without her.


“Think you can survive days and days of being so close, feeling the bond smoldering beneath the surface? It might even melt your icy heart, if it is in fact still beating.”

I feel that this book was mainly about Ivy, Steve and Gareth and Natasha and Darren’s story was secondary. Ivy actually started to get on my nerves. She says “git” all the time! She keeps complaining that she tired of her over protective alphas and she doesn’t need “rescuing” but she is constantly needing rescued! Literally, constantly. If I had a drink for every time Ivy needed rescued, I would be in AA by now.

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Ok, let’s talk about sex. The good thing is that there was more mention about it in this book. However, I’m still left wanting…. There was a scene that I was SURE was going to be super hot and it was just casually mentioned. Natasha gives Darren a blowjob… or at least that is what I’m assuming. I’m paraphrasing here but…. Darren says, show me what I’ve been missing. Natasha unbuttons his jeans, the phone rings, Natasha licks her lips and Darren is throwing out marriage proposals. Really? Where was the dick sucking. What does he taste like, how does he feel in your hands and mouth? How much did you miss doing this to him?

Not turned on

Damn implied sex! Yes, I wanted more sex but I was also extremely interested in the Shibari. That would have been really interesting to read about. Natasha could have a sex dungeon and be a Shibari master.

Sex Dungeon

Overall it was just ok. The storyline is interesting but I would have liked to keep Ivy out of it for the most part. It’s ok to make a cameo appearance but she took up most of the second half of the book. At least the sex was a lot better in this book, but there were some parts that were still implied, i.e. blowjob. I’m curious how the series continues and I’m intrigued by Alicia and I hope her story is next.

Until then…

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I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.


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Dahlia Donovan started out working in the insurance world. After ten years, she morphed her love of investigating accidents and studying people into writing about them. She’s a bit of a hermit and despises being in front of a camera. Her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.
Her first novel Ivy started out as a crazy dream which she turned into an adventurous and suspenseful paranormal romance. Her second novel Natasha is schedule for release at the end of August. It will be followed by an Ivy short story titled Masquerade sometime in the autumn. A third novel in the Blackbird series, Alicia, will come out in 2015.
Readers can find Under Fire, a free short story available to all her newsletter subscribers. See her website for more details.

 

 

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Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Something Forever By M. Clarke

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Something Forever (Book Three)
Something Great Series

 

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A heated moment.
Desperate decision.
Life altering choices.
Max and Jenna are forced to test their relationship. Will they be able to embrace the challenges life throws their way?
Secrets can ruin the foundation of a relationship. Will Matthew choose to withhold vital information from Becky that could consume her with doubt about their future?
When it comes to love, Something Great can turn into Something Wonderful, but can it be Something Forever?

 

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Excerpt

 

Readers can read chapters 1-3 HERE

 

Matthew’s point of view
“Good morning,” she hummed, kissing and nipping my bare chest. “Time to rise and shine.” Her voice was thick and hoarse, and way too seductive.
I had to laugh at her words. My dick was already up. “Becca, if you start this, I’m going to finish it.” My words barely left my lips. I wasn’t even sure what I had said. My head was spinning from my dick being inside her mouth. Fuck! She was making me feel so good. I kept my mouth shut and enjoyed this moment as I watched her.
After yanking off my boxers, her wet tongue slowly glided over my shaft and down, making me quiver in pleasure. Every nerve in my body shot alive. After another lick and suck, she went in deeper and rocked faster. Holy fuck! Dropping my head to my pillow—because that was all I could do—I let her take me…stroke me…lick me…suck me…putting me over the edge. My Becca could do the most amazing things with her mouth.
Feeling the urge to climax, I wrung a fist full of her disarrayed hair and pulled her up to kiss those sultry lips of hers. I wanted to swallow her into me, to take every part of her, because as always, I couldn’t get enough of her. Wanting to eat her up with my tongue, teeth, and lips, I kissed her roughly and intensely.
Becky broke away while her teeth pulled back my bottom lip, leaving me panting like a dog salivating over a piece of steak out of its reach. “What do you want, Matt?” she asked playfully, looking at me with a seductive smile that said “come get me.”

 

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Sometimes falling in love means letting go of the past…
Jeanella’s confidence and trust in Max continues to grow, and life seems to be on track. Then Crystal decides to pursue a sexual harassment lawsuit, and Jeanella’s world turns upside down. Once again, she wonders if she will ever be enough for Max. Jeanella is forced to make a decision; stay and fight for her man or leave him for good.
Becky’s unexpected friendship with Matthew continues to blossom, as they try to define the boundaries of their relationship; but a one-night stand threatens to ruin it all. As Matthew’s feelings for Becky grow, he’s torn between guilt and heartache over his deceased fiancée. Can Becky break through his wall and help him heal?

 

 

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Maxwell Knight was dangerously good-looking, seductively charming, and definitely trouble. He was everything Jeanella Mefferd did NOT need now.
Fresh out of college, life was predictable and comfortable for Jeanella. She had the strength of her friends, the security of her job, and she was dating a reliable man; it was all smooth sailing. That was until one night, when she met someone who made her feel things she’d never felt before—dangerous, heart pounding, breathless heat.
Never imagining she would see him again, Jeanella has no idea what to do when fate steps in and thrusts Maxwell Knight into her life, just as things were beginning to change around her. When she lands her dream job and travels to New York for Fashion Week, can she focus on her career instead of on Maxwell?
Will she ignore all the danger signs and jump straight into his arms; or would she miss out on the chance of finding something great?

 

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About The Author

 

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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.

 

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Spotlight & Giveaway ~ Kristen Callihan’s new release The Hook Up

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Title: The Hook Up
Author: Kristen Callihan
Release Date: September 8, 2014
Genre: New Adult

 

The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love

Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right?

Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule…

Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she’s shut him down. Completely.

That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It’s a good thing Drew knows all about winning.

All’s fair in love and football…Game on

Excerpt

My mother once told me that the most important moment in my life wouldn’t be when I won the National Championship or even the Super Bowl. It would be when I fell in love.

Life, she insisted, is how you live it and who you live it with, not what you do to make a living. Given that she told me this when I was sixteen, I basically rolled my eyes and worked on practicing my pass fakes.

But my mother was insistent.

“You’ll see, Drew. One day, love will creep up and smack you upside the head. Then you’ll understand.”

My mom, it turns out, was wrong in one regard. Love, when it came for me, did not creep. No, it walked up to me, bold as you please, you know, just in case I wasn’t paying attention. It did, however, slap me upside my head.

And while I’d be happy to tell my mom that she was right about that, she’s dead. A fact that hurts even more now that I’ve been struck down. More like shot down. Cut off at the knees. Totally fucked. Whatever you want to call this disaster. Because the object of my affection hates me.

I am man enough to acknowledge that the cluster fuck that is my current love life is entirely my fault. I wasn’t prepared for Anna Jones.

I still cringe at the memory of when I first laid eyes on her at the beginning of the semester. Being late for class, I’d rushed to a seat in the back row, and was trying to remain unnoticed. I can’t go anywhere on campus without getting attention. And though it sounds like an awesome thing, it gets tiring.

When the roll call reached the back row, a soft voice, rich and thick as maple syrup, slid over me.

“Anna Jones.”

Just her name. That was all she’d said. It was like a hot finger stroking down my spine. My head snapped up. And there she was, so fucking pretty that I couldn’t think straight. I might as well have been sacked.

Breathless, my head ringing, I could only gape. I’m not going to say it was love at first sight. No, it was more like oh, hell-yes-please, I’ll have that. With a helping of right-the-fuck-now on the side.

Thinking maybe I was overtired and simply overreacting to something that wasn’t really there, I stared at Anna Jones and tried to make sense of my extreme reaction.

As if feeling my gaze, she’d turned, and fucking hell… Her eyes were wide, almost cat-like, with the corners tilting up just a bit. At first, those eyes appeared brown, but they were really bottle green. And so clear. And annoyed. She glared at me. I didn’t care. One word was playing a loop in my head: mine.

I don’t remember the rest of the class. I watched Anna Jones like a condemned man getting his last view of the setting sun. While she tried to ignore me. Admirably.

The second class ended I shot up, and so did she. We nearly collided in the middle of the aisle. And then it all fell to shit.

 

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Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather do. She is a three-time RITA nominee, and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ Deep South by Rachel Dunning

NAIVE MISTAKES SERIES – BOOK FOUR
~ DEEP SOUTH ~

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The highly anticipated sequel to the Naive Mistakes Series!
This is a full-length novel with no cliffhanger and which can be read on its own! (Although the author won’t complain if you read Books One to Three first…)

 

What People Said After Book Three:
“Loved it and want more!” ~ B&N
“…wish there was a 4th book…” ~ Amazon
“Loved the series — would love a 4th book” ~ Goodreads

 

Here’s how we roll in Book Four:
Conall Williams – billionaire, British, inked to the max and sexy to the core. Heir to a fortune so large that people shiver at mention of his family’s name.

Leora Caivano – raised privileged on the Upper East Side, kickin it up in Britain now, living it up with the hottest, sexiest, most amazing bad-ass to hit the face of the earth. (Did we mention Conall?)

But now… Bettina Langford—High Queen and biatch of the University of England. Kicking her ass just ain’t simple enough. Because she’s connected.

There’s that haute coutere fashion designer who has them running until they’re falling asleep on the train on their way home. There’s Kayla’s mom—high-class Madame from New York City. There’s Leora’s mom (basically, a drunk.) There’s Leora’s Dad (“Tony”)—but we can’t tell you much about him…yet. There’s a pool fight, a barfight, a chick-fight, a man-fight… There’s Trey—the MI6 (we think…) best friend of Conall. The West-End Boys. “Clint Eastwood.” There’s computer hacking, there’s sex, intrigue, secrets. There’s a break-up. There’s a wedding…

In other words, this is Naïve Mistakes, baby. And nothing in Naïve Mistakes is simple. Something is always happening, there’s always danger, there’s always love, and there’s always steam, lots of steam. Dripping loads and buckets of it…

Enjoy the ride…

 

 

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Deep South is scheduled to release on August 29, 2014!!

 

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Rachel Dunning grew up dreaming of places she knew she would never visit, and of people she knew she would never meet. So she visited and met them in books. An avid reader since an early age, she traveled to India, Africa, the Alps, and everywhere a book would take her – even to the moon and Mars. At one stage, she was told that she was now “a grown-up” and should act like one. Confused, she decided to write her first novel – and so began her writing career.

Rachel writes steamy romances with lots of drama and action. Her heroines have guts, and her heroes are gentlemen…except when they’re being Alpha Males. A prolific writer, she is the author of an ever-increasing number of novels and novellas.

 

 

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Naughty Book Snitch ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I, Mindy ~ Naughty Book Snitch, was challenged by the wonderfully talented, amazing and beautiful BSM Stoneking to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I, being super Naughty 😉 gladly accepted that challenge. I had the help of my husband (dumper of lots of ice water) and my daughter (filmographer) She was laughing at my song choice. 😀

Speaking of song choice… I chose this song because first, I LOVE LORDS OF ACID and this is one of my favorite songs. Second… Its Naughty Misfits Club #VirtualSpankingTuesday. So, what better song than “Spank My Booty”.

The cute little dog is one of my 4 fur babies. His name is Brother and he is just moseying around looking for a place to poop. I’m glad the water didn’t get him. Wet dog smell…. ewwww!

So now to the point… who is Naughty Book Challenging?
The Book Nuts, Books After Fifty Shades And Then Some, The Page Girls and Dirty Girls’ Good Books  You have now been challenged. You have 24 hours to respond.

Review ~ Kiss of Winter by Amelia Faulkner


Title: Kiss of Winter
Series: No
Author: Amelia Faulkner
Genre: Paranormal, M/M, Romance
Pages: 77 estimated
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
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“Trying something new isn’t always painless…

Jude Morris has always considered himself straight, but lately his curiosity has been pulling him off-course. With no idea how to approach guys he decides to visit a cruising zone south of the Thames.

When Jude meets the fragile beauty that is Aaron Hughes, he’s already having second thoughts, and the only thing that stops him from bolting is Aaron’s sharp humour and gentle protectiveness.

But Aaron is much more than he seems, and now Jude is left to wonder just how far down the rabbit hole he has fallen, and is he falling in love… or falling to his death?”

Review

Jude is straight but has recently been questioning his sexuality. He’s not sure how to find out if he is really gay or not, so he tries a cruising zone to have a quick fling and test the waters. Lucky for Jude he meets Aaron, who is not what Jude expected. He’s kind, funny, protective and has put Jude in the trouble category.

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“Oh, there’s a bright side to all this” Jude grinned. “Yeah. You weren’t stuck with some strangers dick up your bum”

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Pretty good and quick little read. I really enjoy the straight to gay troupe and the exploring for the first time. I liked the “cruising zone” idea but thought it was a little too much for a first timer like Jude to be exploring. I did really like it when Jude could hear others having sex around him. He kept getting more and more aroused and all he wanted to do was touch his dick. I kept waiting for him to go off to the side and rub one out really quick. That would have been super hot!!

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I understand this is a short story and you have to keep things moving fairly quickly. The story did move but I feel like a lot of things were left out. Like Jude and Carly’s uncanny ability to guess everything accurately on the first try. There was absolutely no mystery when it came to that. Also Aaron and Charles spilling the beans about well guarded secrets with virtually no coercion.

There is one part in this story that I thought was a strange analogy and it made me giggle to myself. “the long nights were colder than a pimp’s backhand.” It felt strange and out of place. How does he know what a pimp’s backhand feels like? Now if we had hookers/prostitutes in this story then that would fit perfectly. Just thought I’d mention it because it made me laugh.

 

Oh… lets talk about sex. Yes!!
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Again, I LOVE boys and I love to read all about them and their sexcapades. Aaron and Jude’s first kiss. Check. Loved it. Jude having no experience being with other men and his reaction to Aaron’s kiss is fantastic. Then finally closing the deal. YES! I thought it was cute that Jude had questions.

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Now… I would have liked to read more about foreplay. I mean suck his dick first and see if you like the taste of it. Actually suck each other’s dicks a few times before you jump all the way in. If I was a straight guy but exploring my gay side, I think I’d want you to play with it first. You know… get me really horny and make me beg for it. Overall the sex was really good and hot. My greedy little mind wanted more of it.
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One last thing… I’m totally a cover whore and I will judge. This cover is gorgeous but the guys look like little kids and that is a turn off for me. It makes me feel like this is a young adult and “Kiss of Winter” is definitely not for anyone under 18 or anyone that doesn’t like hot sex in their book. Overall the story was good and the sex is hot. I will read this author again and I’m looking forward to seeing whats next.

I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway & Review ~ The Viper by Kele Moon

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Title: The Viper (Untamed Hearts, #1)
Author: Kele Moon
Genre: Erotic / Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Publisher: Loose Id
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

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Synopsis

“Marcos Rivera is a fighter. A gang member. Someone who has seen the dark side of humankind and survived. He has lost family and gained enemies. He has stolen cars and destroyed hearts, stripping one for money and the other for pleasure. His past is haunted and his future is bleak.

Until her.

Katie Foster is a high school history teacher. Smart, strong, and sexy. She is a woman Marcos shouldn’t want. Shouldn’t touch. Shouldn’t love. He met her in Garnet, a backwards, hick town that’s the last place in the world he wants to be, but he finds himself going back for a taste of the forbidden.

Katie represents all that is good in the world, and Marcos knows he’s nothing but trouble for her perfect life. He fights and he screws. He commits crimes and he breaks the rules. He will never change and he will never escape his gang lifestyle.

Or can he?

What happens when two different people from two very different walks of life risk it all by giving into the passion that threatens to consume both of them? Can a woman who only knows how to play it safe give her heart to a man who lives hard and loves harder?

Will she survive The Viper?”

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Excerpt

“You’re not exactly a ten, Katie.” Grayson laughed cruelly, reminding Katie why she left to begin with. “No one is going to love you for your mind like I do, not in this town. I’m your best option, and I don’t understand why you did this to us.”

“I think she’s a ten,” a man called from behind them.

Goose bumps danced over Katie’s skin, and she wasn’t sure why until she craned her neck to look toward the direction of the low, male voice. Her body must have recognized what her mind hadn’t caught up with, because walking over to them was Marcos Rivera. He was wearing sunglasses and a baseball hat, but it was undeniably him. She could see the snake tattoo on his arm from there.

He looked larger than life in the late afternoon sun with those impossibly broad shoulders and large, bunched biceps covered in tribal tattoos. She couldn’t help but notice that every inch of him seemed wound tight and ready to jump—like a tiger stalking prey. She blinked, understanding for the first time all those warnings Jules had been leveling at her in regards to Marcos.

This wasn’t the kind, handsome angel from the crash site.

This Marcos looked deadly.

He took off his sunglasses when he stopped in front of them. His light gaze rested on the steely grasp Grayson still had on her arm. “This is the part where you let her go.”

“Excuse me?” Grayson huffed in that annoying superior voice of his that had always embarrassed Katie when he used it in public, usually toward someone parking their car or waiting on them at a restaurant. “This is my wife and—”

“Ex-wife,” Katie corrected before Grayson could finish. She was still staring at Marcos in shock, unable to believe he was really standing there in front of her. “What are you doing here?”

Marcos broke the dangerous staring contest he was having with Grayson. He let his gaze run over her hotly for one long moment, making more goose bumps dance over her arms. A small bit of the tension eased out of his powerful frame, and the look in his beautiful eyes became warm just like she remembered. “I got your messages.”

“My messa—” Katie cheeks heated when she realized what he was talking about and her voice was a squeak of acknowledgement. “Oh.”

There was a quiet moment between them, one charged enough that Katie was actually breathless to be in his presence again after so long. Strangely enough, she could feel it off Marcos too. That electric fission of need so overwhelming it actually showed on his face and translated into something tangible enough that even someone as romantically challenged as Katie could sense it. As if remembering they weren’t alone, Marcos cleared his throat and turned back to Grayson, his eyes narrowed in warning once more.

“Yeah, I’m gonna have to insist you get your hands off her.” He eyed Grayson’s hold on her arm pointedly. “Now.”

Author Bio

Kele Moon A freckle faced, redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives off pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who had infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts–They wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Review

 

The Viper
Title: The Viper
Series: Untamed Hearts #1
Series Spin Off: Battered Hearts
Author: Kele Moon
Published by: Loose Id LLC
Publish Date: 8/19/14
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports MMA
Pages: 249 estimated
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
See Mindy’s Goodreads Review Here

The Viper casting

Fantastic story about two people whose lives literally collided with a twist of bad luck. They have an instant connection and neither one can stop thinking about the other. Like night chasing the day, they couldn’t be more opposite. Katie is a history teacher and she lives a quiet normal and scheduled life. Marcos is a gangbanging street thug who lost his shot at professional MMA fighting. He’s been trying to clean up his act but his bad luck seems to chase him where ever he goes. Is it really bad luck for Katie and Marcos or is it fate steering them in the direction they’re destined to go? 


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“I can’t stop thinking that maybe two negatives might equal a positive.”




LOVED IT! This is my first Kele Moon book and definitely not my last. This series, Untamed Hearts is a spin off from the Battered Hearts series. I just bought all those books and plan to read them soon. 

There is one moment in this book that I had to stop and just say fuuuuuuukkkkkk…. I had to slow down my reading and just take it all in. It was so hot and sexy and and and… just amazing. I felt it all the way to my toes. When Marcos knocks on Katie’s door*shivers* best scene in the book for me. Actually each encounter these two have is off the chart hot. 

“Im gonna eat you out until you scream, chica.”



pussy dessert


“I like to watch. I wanna see your face when I take you.”



lets make out


This book will make you laugh, horny, get misty eyed and fall in love with all the characters. Marcos is a foul mouthed, dirty talkin’, bad boy who’s got a kind heart that’s caged in a lifetime of wrong turns and bad luck. 

sexy workout


My reaction to anything Marcos says and does… 
swoon


Marcos’ relationship with his cousin Chuito is definitely note worthy. I LOVE Chuito aka Slayer! Chuito plays a big part in this book. I won’t go into details but I cannot wait to read Chuito’s story. *giddy with excitement* 

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Katie is smart, strong and I love her sassy attitude. She’s not afraid to say “no” and will work to get what she wants. The only annoying thing about her was how she seemed to constantly compare Grayson to Marcos. 

“You’re a woman. You got what I want. Use it against me every chance you can get.”




There are several funny moments in this book and I love it when an author can literally make me laugh out loud. Marcos and Grayson’s interactions crack me up. 

Overall I loved it. The flow of this book is really good. For me, there were a couple of lull moments, but they didn’t last long. I really liked how the author introduced all the characters and I never once got confused or lost. There was action, steamy hot sex and a good story to back all this up. Even though this is a spin off series from Battered Hearts, you don’t have to read that series to know what’s going on. 

Who would I recommend this book to? Everyone with EYES! It’s fantastic and I’m excited to read more from this author. 

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I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Review ~ Island Fever by Cindy Johnson

Island Fever

Title: Island Fever
Author: Cindy Johnson
Published Date: 7-20-14
Genre: Contemporary/Paranormal Elements
Pages:68
Heat Level: 4
Overall Star Rating: 2.5 rounded up to 3

This is a short story length novella that stars Ari, a porter, Nancy, a prudish executive staying at the hotel and the female Shaman of the island. Ari is insulted by Nancy, who is an out and out bitch. Ari seeks revenge by going to see the island Shaman. The Shaman turns Nancy into a blonde bimbo that is also a nymphomaniac. There are a couple of more twists to this story that I don’t want to ruin for you who want to read this.

This was a little difficult to read for me. I didn’t connect to the characters or even remotely like them. I will say that the graphic descriptions of the sex scenes were hot. They could’ve been hotter but some of the wording made me cringe. I hate the word hole being used in my sex scenes. This is just a personal preference but the word was used more than once. I would like to review something by this author in the future to see how her writing style progresses.

Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay.

Book given in exchange for an honest review by the author.

Review ~ The Viper by Kele Moon

The Viper
Title: The Viper
Series: Untamed Hearts #1
Series Spin Off: Battered Hearts
Author: Kele Moon
Published by: Loose Id LLC
Publish Date: 8/19/14
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports MMA
Pages: 249 estimated
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall: 4.5 stars out of 5
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
See Mindy’s Goodreads Review Here

Marcos Rivera is a fighter. A gang member. Someone who has seen the dark side of humankind and survived. He has lost family and gained enemies. He has stolen cars and destroyed hearts, stripping one for money and the other for pleasure. His past is haunted and his future is bleak.

Until her.

Katie Foster is a high school history teacher. Smart, strong, and sexy. She is a woman Marcos shouldn’t want. Shouldn’t touch. Shouldn’t love. He met her in Garnet, a backwards, hick town that’s the last place in the world he wants to be, but he finds himself going back for a taste of the forbidden.

Katie represents all that is good in the world, and Marcos knows he’s nothing but trouble for her perfect life. He fights and he screws. He commits crimes and he breaks the rules. He will never change and he will never escape his gang lifestyle.

Or can he?

What happens when two different people from two very different walks of life risk it all by giving into the passion that threatens to consume both of them? Can a woman who only knows how to play it safe give her heart to a man who lives hard and loves harder?

Will she survive The Viper?

Review

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Fantastic story about two people whose lives literally collided with a twist of bad luck. They have an instant connection and neither one can stop thinking about the other. Like night chasing the day, they couldn’t be more opposite. Katie is a history teacher and she lives a quiet normal and scheduled life. Marcos is a gangbanging street thug who lost his shot at professional MMA fighting. He’s been trying to clean up his act but his bad luck seems to chase him where ever he goes. Is it really bad luck for Katie and Marcos or is it fate steering them in the direction they’re destined to go? 


cant stop reading


“I can’t stop thinking that maybe two negatives might equal a positive.”




LOVED IT! This is my first Kele Moon book and definitely not my last. This series, Untamed Hearts is a spin off from the Battered Hearts series. I just bought all those books and plan to read them soon. 

There is one moment in this book that I had to stop and just say fuuuuuuukkkkkk…. I had to slow down my reading and just take it all in. It was so hot and sexy and and and… just amazing. I felt it all the way to my toes. When Marcos knocks on Katie’s door*shivers* best scene in the book for me. Actually each encounter these two have is off the chart hot. 

“Im gonna eat you out until you scream, chica.”



pussy dessert


“I like to watch. I wanna see your face when I take you.”



lets make out


This book will make you laugh, horny, get misty eyed and fall in love with all the characters. Marcos is a foul mouthed, dirty talkin’, bad boy who’s got a kind heart that’s caged in a lifetime of wrong turns and bad luck. 

sexy workout


My reaction to anything Marcos says and does… 
swoon


Marcos’ relationship with his cousin Chuito is definitely note worthy. I LOVE Chuito aka Slayer! Chuito plays a big part in this book. I won’t go into details but I cannot wait to read Chuito’s story. *giddy with excitement* 

crotch glitter


Katie is smart, strong and I love her sassy attitude. She’s not afraid to say “no” and will work to get what she wants. The only annoying thing about her was how she seemed to constantly compare Grayson to Marcos. 

“You’re a woman. You got what I want. Use it against me every chance you can get.”




There are several funny moments in this book and I love it when an author can literally make me laugh out loud. Marcos and Grayson’s interactions crack me up. 

Overall I loved it. The flow of this book is really good. For me, there were a couple of lull moments, but they didn’t last long. I really liked how the author introduced all the characters and I never once got confused or lost. There was action, steamy hot sex and a good story to back all this up. Even though this is a spin off series from Battered Hearts, you don’t have to read that series to know what’s going on. 

Who would I recommend this book to? Everyone with EYES! It’s fantastic and I’m excited to read more from this author. 

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I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.

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