Review: Rock F*ck Club by Michelle Mankin

10 cities in two weeks 10 famous rock stars

On my knees
Against the wall
On my tits
I don’t care. As long as I get the evidence to prove it.
Why?
Because I caught my former prick of a boyfriend from Heavy Metal Enthusiasts doing a groupie doggie style backstage on the night we were supposed to be celebrating our 1 year anniversary.
He told me I was too uptight.
Too vanilla.
Too boring.
So I got drunk with my bestie, Marsha West, the aspiring videographer. I ranted. I raved. I came up with a crazy idea.
What I didn’t know was that my best friend recorded me. Marsha put the video up on YouTube. It went viral with 10 million hits. Now I’ve got fans and sponsors offering me big bucks.
Rock stars are volunteering to be my f*ck buddy.
Hollywood is calling.
I get to choose which rock stars I want.
The stakes are high.
This sh*t just got real.
What could go wrong?

We had the privilege of meeting Michelle at #copanyc17 and this is my first read of hers. I was a little wary because I’m reading it following a highly anticipated 5 star read. The story did start off a little slow, but it turned out to be worth the build. I immediately felt connected with Raven and supported her RFC concept from the beginning. However, I had misgivings about Lucky just like she did. As I continued to read, I switched teams and fell in love with Lucky. He was sexy as hell with an accent. He was sweet and caring and super sensitive and protective. Oh, and his voice! Basically, Lucky was the PERFECT man. It was frustrating that it took Raven so long to figure it out. This story was all about Raven’s journey and at times it was dangerous, at times it was fun, at times it was awkward, and at times it was hot!! But, at the end of it all, it was Lucky!!

3.5 stars

-Jasmine

Review: Breaking Giants by L.M. Halloran

Breaking Giants

A rockstar romance unlike any you’ve read before…
When I meet Julian Ashburn, the reclusive frontman of indie-rock legends Breaking Giants, I do what any sane woman would do. Embarrass myself, then insult him. Because you only live once, right?
Besides, keeping my distance from the enigmatic, songwriting genius is an act of self-preservation. Julian is dangerous—a pool of kerosine to my pyromaniac. I have a weakness for broken men.
But sometimes the stories we tell and the songs we sing—about family, love, and ourselves—have to be rewritten in order for us to grow. Call it Fate, or stars aligning, or cosmic accident, but I’m about to find out that of the two of us, Julian isn’t the broken one.
The greatest love songs break your heart.
If you’re lucky, they heal it, too.

**Given to us by author in exchange for honest review**

I was kind of skeptical when I picked this up. I had just finished a 5 star read and I wasn’t sure this book would cure my book hangover. I was  wrong sooo wrong. If you guys don’t know by now, I am addicted to rockstars. I. LOVE. THEM. I don’t read them often, because I don’t want these books to become boring. This book was anything but. Julian and Rose stole my heart during their first interaction. I thought it was instalove, even if it was, it wasn’t. If that makes any sense. The angst in this story drove me mad. I had whiplash from the ups and downs. Julian was so mysterious to me. Since this story is not told in dual POVs, he almost remained that way. I know I’m spoiled when it comes to dual POVs, so I didn’t hold that against this book. In all honesty it didn’t take anything from it. Now, back to Julian… I loved him. He was a sexy rockstar, of course I did. He was sweet , loyal, and kind of an asshole at times. Rose, Rose, Rose, I had to start a new list on Goodreads because of her… its title is, Girl Crush on the Heroine. Rose was everything I loved in an heroine. She was strong, brave, funny, confident, she was everything. She carried the story well. Through Rose’s strong voice, we got to know Julian. And I enjoyed it immensely. This was my 1st read from this author. I have definitely become a fan. I hope this is the start of a great relationship with Ms. L.M. Halloran. Jasmine has to read this one, but she’s tied up with another ARC.  What a great read. I mean, it rescued me from a severe book hangover. I owe it my life!

4 stars

-Natasha

 

Cover Reveal: Tangled Lies series by Pam Godwin

Coming Summer 2017


One is a Promise

Release Date: June 6, 2017
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One promise.
One forever.

One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.

Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.

Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.

Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.

Promises resurface.
Lies entangle.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.

I love two men, and I can only have one.


Two is a Lie

Release Date: July 11, 2017

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Two lies.
Two men who don’t share.

I never stopped loving Cole. Not when he left me. Not when he disappeared for three years. Not when he crashed back into my life in a violent explosion of testosterone and fury.
His sudden reappearance questions everything I thought I knew, including how I came to love another man.

Trace is an intoxicating breeze of seduction over ice. My rock. My second chance at forever.
And he’s committed to annihilating the competition.

The battle that ensues wrenches me back and forth between them.
Fighting and fucking.
Resisting and submitting.

Together, they entangle me in a web of lies, rivalry, and desire that weaves as deeply as their devotion to me.

I love two men, and if I can only have one, I choose none.


Three is a War

Release Date: August 29, 2017

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Three means war.
Three sides vying for forever.

Cole.
My first love.
The bad boy with the dangerous smile and passionate temper draws attention like a lit fuse on dynamite. But his dark molten eyes spark only for me.

Trace.
My second chance.
Over six feet of Norse god in a tailored suit, he calculates every move and seizes my hungry breaths with an iron fist.

Me.
The free-spirited dancer, torn between two men with no resolution in sight.
I tried leaving, staying, refusing, and surrendering.
What options do I have left?

I love two men, and I do the only thing I can. I fight.


Pam Godwin

Pam Godwin Books GrayScale

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

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Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon page | Goodreads | Instagram | Bookbub


Other books by Pam Godwin

Deliver Series

DELIVER (#1)

VANQUISH (#2)

DISCLAIM (#3)

Trilogy of Eve
HEART OF EVE (FREE)

DEAD OF EVE (#1)

BLOOD OF EVE (#2)

DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Stand-alones
DARK NOTES

BENEATH THE BURN

DIRTY TIES

INCENTIVE

Cover Reveal: Stepbrother Anonymous by Aria Cole

 

 

Coming April 24th

 

 

 



Love is for suckers.

That’s always been Hudson Farrow’s take on it. His mother has practically made a career out of saying I do, which is why he’s found himself in another upstate town, preparing to watch her walk down the aisle with another yacht club asshole, nursing his cynicism with Scotch at another lonely dive bar. A sassy siren that sets his blood on fire wasn’t part of the plan, neither was a new stepsister, and now Hudson’s a man with a problem because he’s just found out they’re one in the same.


Skylar Walsh never thought the one and only man she’s ever brought home would turn into anything beyond a few orgasms. Until six-foot-four, sinfully sexy, talented and tattooed sweeps her off her feet–and right between his thighs–on his custom Harley. When Hudson demands her phone number before the night’s over she knows she’s in for a wild ride. When she runs into him at her father’s wedding the next day she realizes she may have just made the biggest mistake of her life. A dozen sheet-clenching, toe-curling, and soul-shatteringly good times in the last twenty-four-hours.


Warning: Hudson is hellbent on his Sky, and he won’t let a little thing like I do come between them. Filthy-sweet tattooed hearts, perfectly placed piercings that hit all the right spots, and love and fate inked so deep no force can keep them apart. Hold onto your hearts because Stepbrother Anonymous stole mine! xo Aria

 

Aria Cole is a thirty-something housewife who once felt bad for reading dirty books late at night, until she decided to write her own. Possessive alpha men and the sassy heroines who love them are common, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily ever afters so sweet your teeth may ache.

For a safe, off-the-charts HOT, and always HEA story that doesn’t take a lifetime to read, get lost in an Aria Cole book!
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Review: Damnable Grace ( A Hades Hangmen Novel) by Tillie Cole

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ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

Damn, let me wipe my fucking tears and gather my thoughts so I can give this story the review it deserves. This is the 5th (1,2,3,4, 5th) installment of the Hades Hangmen and I only fall deeper in love with this MC each time I read another story. AK and Phebe’s story pulled me in immediately. The book started strong and stayed strong through the very last word. AK and Phebe were two parts of one soul and understood each other in ways that no one else in their worlds did. In previous books, each of these characters played small auxiliary roles and we knew of them, but knew very little about them and their lives. This book delves into who they are and how they became those people. Their connection is instant and genuine. Tillie does a sort of instalove, but in a way that makes absolute sense and is completely authentic. As these characters fell in love, I fell in love along with them. AK and Phebe were so perfect for each other and I was rooting for their success throughout the book. We also got to see a little more of the Psycho Trio and really got to know Flame even deeper. And can I say how much I LOVE Flame’s crazy ass. He is such a sweet psycho and his love for Maddie drives his every action. This story has EVERYTHING. I laughed out loud, I cringed in shock and pain, I cried tears of sadness, and finally tears of joy. Basically, if you have read the series up to this point, KEEP READING. If you haven’t read any of this series, you are missing out on life. And Tillie just keeps it coming. So freaking consistent. TILLIE COLE IS A POWERHOUSE!!

5 stars

-Jasmine

 

So its 3:45 in the morning and I just finished this book. WoW!!!! I feel a serious book hangover coming on. This. Book. Phebe and AK’s stories were heartbreaking. With this being the 5th book, I didn’t think it could get any worse when it came to the trauma these women faced. But it got so much worse. Phebe had been through the ringer, and I didn’t see an end to her pain. The same went for AK, who was harboring so much anger and guilt as well. But once they were brave enough to travel those roads filled with pain, that was where the other stood. They were able to hold each other and not let go. I didn’t know what to expect at times with their story since it was pretty angsty. I enjoyed watching their relationship bloom. Even though at times it was extremely hard to watch.  Gah! This book made me cry, laugh, scream, and almost throw my kindle. Just as Jasmine said, I had a gamut of emotions while reading this. I felt crazy, like I was the 4th member of the psycho trio. Who I can’t get enough of by the way. Flame is so sweet, awkward, and crazy. Between him and Viking I died laughing. But just like with Flame’s book, the trio’s love for each other is what breaks me every time. I love them. Tillie Cole is the shit. I can’t wait for Ash’s book and Styx’s wedding. This one made me cry so its…

5 stars

-Natasha

The Art of Mutual Pleasure by K.A. Merikan

The Art of Mutual Pleasure

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Our girls did it again. This was a quick read, but of course with any K.A. Merikan book it was filled with passion, angst, and swoon worthy moments. This was the story of Benjamin, who was ultimately trying to find himself. Even though I found myself dying laughing at Benjamin, I felt an enormous amount of empathy for him. He was pitiful and hilarious at the same time. I enjoyed his journey, and all the hot sex he had on his way to self discovery. I prayed Benjamin found his way. This was a nice short read, but it packed a punch.  K.A. Merikan are easily on our trusted authors list.

4 stars

-Natasha

What Natasha said! Seriously though, these ladies always deliver. I felt so bad for Benjamin as he stumbled through trying to figure out who he really was. He was so lost and really got into some uhm… interesting positions. I laughed at him, wanted to hug him and shake him all at the same time. This was a quick but entertaining read 

4 stars

-Jasmine

Surprise Project Reveal!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WHEN DARKNESS AND LIGHT COMBINE, DESTINED SOULS WILL IGNITE . . .

Connected since childhood.
Two souls: one dark and one pure.
Bracing to take the greatest step of all.

River ‘Styx’ Nash loves his woman. Ever since he met Mae at the fence of the cult that had kept her captive as a child, he has never loved anyone else. He loves her black hair, her pale skin and of course, her ice-blue ‘wolf eyes’.

Since Mae came crashing back into his life, his only wish has been to marry her; finally to make her his wife. But now the wedding is booked, and only weeks from forever having Mae by his side, a lifelong problem is plaguing him.
He wants to marry her; he has never wanted anything more . . .
. . . if only he could speak the words and declare it to the world.

Salome ‘Mae’ Nash’s life had been filled with heartache and pain . . . until, at age eight, she met a strange dark-haired boy from the outside world. Years later, and reunited with her great love, Mae is ready to solder her heart to his. Finally, Mae is getting ready to marry her man. But her fiancé has become withdrawn. Something is deeply troubling him.
But Mae has no idea what.
Or what to do to help.

Can Styx open up and conquer his deepest pain? Or will the infamous Hangmen Mute allow his fears to overcome his love for Mae and watch their much-anticipated wedding crumble to dust?

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.
***I Do, Babe: A Novella (Hades Hangmen #5.5) is to be read AFTER Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen #5)***

 

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