Saturday, January 24, 2015

Dreams Do Come True - Release Blast & Giveaway

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Dreams Do Come True (Through His Lens Book 1)

by Tonya Kinzer

Kindle Edition, 65 pages
Published January 20th 2015 by Swallowtail Productions LLC
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Cover - Dreams Do Come True

Sandi and Kiera are best friends and live together in Sandi's apartment. Sandi is a successful model and her photographer is in need of more models. She's had strong feelings for Kiera ever since they moved in together, but she's kept those feelings to herself. She'd like nothing better than to help Kiera realize she'd be better off with a female who loved her. A second job as a model would allow her to save more money and realize how beautiful she is. Sandi's relationships with men were ruined long before she even hit her teens and the men in Kiera's life only keep her around when they need to abuse someone. Kiera has tried to make her relationships work, yet unsure of why they don't. Can they become closer if they shared even more? Read the beginning of the story and see what you think. This is part of book one in my new series, Through His Lens.

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Tonya writes adult romance fiction, erotica and BDSM with soft bondage. Those who are like a bit of Dom/sub in their reading will enjoy her series The Boss's Pet. She is currently working on book 5 with a tentative release date of late Nov 2013. In Sept 2013, she released Come Tame Me, book one in her new erotic western series, Wild Fillies. Feel free to visit her website, roam her dungeon and check out the rooms she's create just for her visitors to enjoy.
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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hunter by A Jaguar - Felicity Heaton Blog Barrage & Book Review.

Hunted by a Jaguar Blog Barrage
Hunted by a Jaguar, the fourth book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website and sharing sneak peeks of the book.
Find out how to enter the Hunted by a Jaguar international giveaway (ends January 18th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 7 chapter sample of the novel:

Here’s more about Hunted by a Jaguar, including an excerpt from this paranormal romance novel.
A jaguar shifter with a dark secret, Kyter has spent his entire life running from his demons. When a tragedy takes him back to his pride’s village, he is set on a path of vengeance that will see him collide with the terrible ghosts of his past and a beautiful vision of his future.
Iolanthe deals in finding artefacts for discerning clients, but this time her client is one of the deadliest men in Hell and her mission has the highest stakes imaginable. Failure is not an option when your life is on the line, but things take a dangerous turn when she crosses paths with a handsome and mysterious male on the hunt for the same artefact—a male who declares she is his eternal mate.
Can Iolanthe resist Kyter’s wicked allure and find the artefact before he does? Can Kyter face his demons and win the heart of his fated female? Or will this deadly game of cat and mouse claim both of their lives?
Hunted by a Jaguar is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at:


Kyter smiled to himself, feeling a little smug as he snuck up on the female under the veil of darkness. He had made swift work of crossing the moonlit ruins of Herculaneum, not needing to follow her scent to know where he would find her.
He could hear her digging in the room she had been in before, her pick working overtime with strokes that sounded frantic and rushed when compared with the measured ones she had used yesterday. Why was she in a hurry? Because of him?
He stalked silently towards the open door.
When the sun had risen, he had concealed himself in an underground room in the ruins on the opposite side of Herculaneum, as far from her dig site as possible. He had passed the day there, allowing his scent to clear from the area so she would think he was gone. It hadn’t been difficult to remain in one spot all day. He had limitless patience when stalking his prey. He had once waited three days straight to ambush an enemy.
The female had fallen for his ruse and he had caught her scent just five minutes ago as it had drifted down into his makeshift den. She was already hard at work. Either she could conceal her scent, could move extremely quickly, or she had other methods of travelling at her disposal, because he had been on high alert since sunset. He should have picked up her scent the moment she had arrived back at the ruins.
She came into view as his eyes adjusted to the darkness inside the room. She stood with her back to him, her pick coming down hard. Her black combats clung to her backside as she worked, cupping pure perfection and making him a little jealous. He wanted that job. Hell, he wanted to step up behind her, slide his hands around her waist, and play at being her bra by cupping her breasts through her silver-grey camisole.
It was hard, but he managed to resist that urge, knowing it would probably end with him intimately acquainted with the pick she wielded.
Instead of manhandling her, he opted to lean his right shoulder against the doorframe, cross his boots at his ankles and fold his arms across his bare chest, admiring her as she worked.
She had made swift progress with her hole. It was twice as deep as it had been last night and she stood knee-deep in it, her long black hair hanging down her back in tangled ribbons. She muttered to herself in an odd language, one that had a lyrical quality to it. He wasn’t familiar with it, but then that hardly surprised him. Besides fae, the common demon tongue of the seven realms and English, he spoke only broken Portuguese.
There were countless languages in this realm and in Hell that he didn’t know. Hers could be any one of them. He wished he knew what she was speaking though, because it might give him a clue as to her species. Guessing what she was had kept him awake most of the day and had become his favourite way of passing the time since sunset.
Well, guessing her species and replaying how she had sat crouched on his chest, one slender hand pressed against it, branding his skin with her touch as her beauty seared itself on his heart.
Kyter ran a steady gaze down her, slowly taking in her curves. If she turned to face him, would she be as beautiful as he remembered? Would she be as beautiful as she had been in the dreams he’d had whenever he had succumbed to sleep?
Just recalling the lustful visions of making love to her in the room where they had met last night, pinning her against the plastered column as she clung to him, kissing him fiercely as he took her hard and fast, a primal and violent mating, had him filling with need again. He palmed his length as it twitched to life, fighting to tamp down his rising hunger.
He silently drew her scent over his teeth and wanted to growl at her smell and what it did to him. He was instantly rock hard in his combats, straining against the button fly. He crushed the need to growl, unwilling to reveal what he was. He liked keeping her guessing, and almost couldn’t wait for her to notice him and ask him again what he was.
His mixed blood would keep throwing her off his scent.
He had a feeling that despite her age she hadn’t met a jaguar before.
“What do you expect to find in that hole?” he said.
She gasped and whirled to face him, sending her long black hair flaring outwards from her shoulders, her eyes enormous and dark in the low light creeping in from outside the room. The smudge of dirt on her left cheek would have made her look adorable if it weren’t for his gut-deep feeling she was dangerous.
Her green eyes narrowed. “What do you want?”
She went back to her work, as if he wasn’t a threat to her. Nothing for her to worry about. Her acting ability was improving. He knew that he had startled her and he had caught the momentary flicker of self-castigation in her eyes before she had turned her back on him. She was ashamed that he had been able to sneak up on her.
“Go away,” she grumbled, hefted her pick and brought it down harder than before. Taking out her frustration on the ground now?
She could take it out on him if she wanted. He had a perfect way of releasing pent up frustration.
“Not going to happen.” His gaze drifted down her tall frame again, taking in every inch of her. His mate. He still couldn’t quite believe that he had one, or that this female was his. She struck the ground again and spat out something in her strange tongue. He smiled. “There’s nothing down there.”
She paused and glared over her shoulder at him.
His smile broadened. “I found an entrance in another building last night after you left. I figured that maybe you would have known about it… being so old and all.”
Her glare blackened into a scowl and her lips settled into a firm line.
“I know a guy who looks at people that way,” Kyter said and scrubbed a hand around the back of his neck. “It’s not very becoming of a lady though.”
Iolanthe ignored him, nimbly leaped out of the hole, and set her pick down. She leaned forwards and brushed down her black trousers, giving him a wonderful view down her top. Her head snapped up, her accusing glare pointless considering he hadn’t stopped looking at her breasts.
She straightened and stalked towards him, a sway to her hips that had his gaze dropping lower and a smile curving his lips again as he imagined claiming those hips and drawing her against him. She lightly pressed two fingers against his left shoulder.
The world whirled past in a blur of sombre night tones and pain exploded across his back as he slammed into something solid.
He dropped hard and crumpled into a heap, dazed and confused for a split-second before his head cleared and his vision stopped swimming. He grunted and frowned at the pavement beneath him. It wasn’t possible. She had tossed him across the street with only a touch, sending him crashing into the wall.
What the hell?
He bared his teeth at her and picked himself up, his bones aching from the blow. Bitch. He pressed his hand into his back and arched forwards, cracking his spine back into place, and almost growled when he saw she was already halfway along the narrow paved street.
Kyter stalked after her, swiftly closing in on her. He tamped down his fury with each long-legged stride, determined not to let her get to him and goad him into losing control. He had a plan and he meant to stick to it. Losing his shit was definitely not in the plan, no matter how much he wanted to fight her for what she had just done to him.
“Maybe we should work together.” He tossed her another smile as he came up beside her and she threw him a look that said she was considering tossing him across the road again.
She was more powerful than he had thought. It should have unsettled him, warning him away from her, but all it did was make him want her even more. The thought of fighting her had his blood burning, on fire with a need to tangle with his little kitty.
Of course, his hunger to fight her was probably due to the fact that every battle with her that ran through his head ended in a heated kiss that led to him getting between her legs and her screaming his name in pleasure.
The feel of her gaze on him intensified, ringing bells that warned a fight wouldn’t go the way of his fantasies and it was dangerous to drop his guard around her.
He sidestepped to place some distance between them but didn’t surrender his position beside her.
“I do not require a partner.” She turned her cheek to him and picked up her pace.
He huffed and doubled his, falling back into step with her.
She curled her lip at him and tipped her nose up.
She could pull all the faces she wanted, she was still beautiful to him. Moonlight stole all colour from her skin, threaded her long black hair with silver, and turned her eyes a strange shade of turquoise. She looked even more ethereal and otherworldly, captivating him and making him itch with a need to draw her into his arms and kiss her.
“Come on, we’d be great together.” Because he was her mate and he was sure that once she realised that, she would do as he asked and would hand over the artefact to him.
She was his woman after all.
A niggling voice at the back of his head chastised him for that thought and said that wasn’t how he should treat her, but a stronger voice crushed it, telling him that a jaguar’s female always obeyed her male.
It was tradition.
“I am not interested in working with you. Go away.” She turned cold eyes on him. “Stop playing at being a treasure hunter. This is my job.”
Kyter stopped dead, clenched his fists to stop himself from grabbing hold of her, and fixed his gaze on the back of her head. She slowed to a halt.
“Playing?” he barked, his voice echoing off the crumbling stone buildings around him, and she spun on her heel to face him in the middle of the ancient road. “This isn’t a goddamned game to me. What I’m after, I need. For me. Not for a fat pay off like you’re after.”
Her eyes widened and then narrowed on him and she took a single step towards him, her fingers flexing and eyebrows dipping low. “You know nothing about my business and my reasons for doing it.”
Kyter stepped up to her, towering over her despite her height, and snarled, “You know fuck all about mine.”
He had to admire her for standing her ground, even when he could smell the acrid scent of fear coming off her.
She breathed hard, her pulse beating fast in his ears, and looked torn between punching him and walking away.
And possibly kissing him.
The muscle in his jaw popped as he ground his teeth, holding her gaze and refusing to give an inch. Silence stretched between them, thick with a collision of desire and anger.
The breeze picked up, filling the tense silence with the soft sway of the cypress trees that surrounded the site. It stirred the dust, lifting it into the air, dampening the scents that swirled around him. Including hers. He wanted to breathe deeper to catch a stronger thread of it again and take her into him, making her a part of him.
Her lips parted and his eyes dropped to them, a fierce hunger to claim them sweeping through him, threatening to obliterate his anger and leave only desire behind. He clenched his jaw again, refusing to let that happen. She had overstepped the mark and he was damned well going to let her know it.
She lowered her head, stepped back, and whispered, “This is not a game to either of us.”
She turned away and he reached for her, coming close to catching her arm before his hand fell to his side and he let her walk away. It wasn’t a game to her either. What the hell was that supposed to mean?
She made it to the end of the street ten metres ahead of him before he could no longer resist the need to pursue her. He had to give chase. The more she walked away from him, the more fired up he became, driven by a need to hunt her. He couldn’t deny that primal instinct.
He stalked her through the dark moonlit streets, his thoughts caught on the words she had whispered. Whispered. She hadn’t spoken them with her usual confidence. Had the cause of the fear he had detected in her been because of something other than him?
Did she fear her client?
She had refused to speak of her client to the demon she had met. Kyter hadn’t thought anything of it at the time, but he did now.
He hurried after her and caught up with her as she reached an open area that had gone to patchy grass, lined by broken white columns.
“You need my help,” he said and she did something unexpected.
She laughed, mocking him with the rich sound. “You think you can waltz in and do what… exactly?”
Hunted by a Jaguar is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.
Find all the links, a fantastic 7 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also how to enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website:
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My review !

Kyter is a mixed breed, part jaguar and part demon. He is kickarse like all Felicty' male leads and headstrong which I love. He has spunk and attitude but deep beneath his tough exterior lies a male with depth and soul. Torn and conflicted emotions bombard Kyter and we see his hard exterior melt away.

Iolanthe is  a strong female character. Sassy, fearless and certainly  not perfect but  not a woman to be reckoned with.

A common goal has brought them together but they certainly get more then they ever expected.
Once again Felicity creates a strong solid plot with intriguing characters. We are swept along within the pages enjoying the vivid details both emotionally and physically along the way.

Her world - building is once again well portrayed and put forth. Taking us to a place in which is easily envisaged and enjoyed.

Kyter and Iolanthe have chemistry and pull that is undeniable. As always this authors male leads are smexy as , and ooze lots of  sex appeal to not just the reader but the heroine .

We see characters from Previous book pop in within this story, this I enjoyed much so.

Hunter by A Jaguar is a sweet and spicy paranormal buffet for all romance reader who like there reads hot and there characters charismic. A well delivered story with a solid plot I am sure every reader will enjoy this new installment in this authors series.

Author Bio

Felicity Heaton
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places: | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | GoodReads | Amazon

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Misbehaving - Abbi Glines book review

An unexpected affair leads to mind-blowing harmony in this Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Jason is sick of living in his rock star brother’s shadow. So when he ships off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he’s looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow off some envious steam. Falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan. But as the new duo enjoys some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that even though Jax is the musician in the family, he’s not the only brother who can rock someone’s world.

My Review- 4 1/2 stars - Guy finally gets a girl !

Sea Breeze is book 6 In Abbi GLines Sea Breeze series and with every book she pens we can expect our HEA .

But with every book we also get a mixture of broken hearts,  smexy characters and swoon worthy hunks - leaving us with more book boyfriends to add to our lists .

A shorter read that will certainly let you delve into the series, the vivid descriptions that this author writes,  takes us to the lives of the characters within the pages.

This story is Jason and Jess's both like chalk and cheese polar opposites, very much like other characters within the stories. It  was good to see Jason finally getting some loving.

Abbi shows us how tough her characters can be within this story - and even though Jess wasn't much in the other stories,  as a reader we grow to enjoy her in this story. She is very straight forward and her character is sassy but at the same time, Misbehaving gives us a solid step to progress with enjoying her in this story.

whhoooop whoooop Jason finally learns how to love in this installment , it may have  taken him a bit to move forward but he finally gets his girl !!

Looking forward to Krit's book - argh he is going to rock it !

Thank you to Simon and Schuster for supplying this book for my honest thoughts and review. 


Friday, January 9, 2015

After We Collided - Anna Todd Book review

After We Collided (Part  Two of The After Series )
By Anna Todd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Book Two of the After series—now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself! ( I personally can't get enough of this series ) !!

Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose…except her. AFTER WE COLLIDED…Life will never be the same. #HESSA After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work.

 Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself. Hardin will always be…Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along?

 She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses. Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise.

She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life. Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change?

Will he change…for love? -

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My review .. 4 Stars

Book Two takes off where book one left off. Except Hardin has more secrets -  Once again Tessa and Harden's   relationship is tried and involves  not only more forgiveness and time and  but learning to trust each other . 

Even though Hardin tries his best I am glad that the writer keeps his character true. He certainly does try to be the best he can . Along the way the characters develop and there relationship is taken to new levels. 

Anna Todd does a marvelous job of creating her characters with flaws and faults, but also in showing us the depth and definition of each characters. I am sure at times as a reader you want to strangle the characters and as much as Tessa loves Hardin the relationship is strained and always pulls at the heart strings.

Just because he can't love you the way you want him to doesn't mean he doesn't love you with everything he has."   

The story is told in Dual pov - which I appreciated as a reader being able to see the story from each point of view..  It gives us the reader insight into the feeling from both sides.

Tess and Harden are still learning how to trust and forgive . It seems the relationship still needs a lot of work , but it is undeniable that the love is certainly present and the relationship is not only volcanic but smoking hot. ** Sizzling **

The chemistry these two share is smouldering  . As a romance reader I enjoyed the sexy moments and I found it to be tasteful and tantalizing ;D 

The hotter the better I say ! These two certainly have it !

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.   

Anna Todd is an author I will be certainly keeping an eye on . She  knows how to leave you frantically flipping till the last pages. Her stories leave me eager  and reading like a bat out of hell to find out where the story is going.

And  She knows how to suck you into the characters world  and then leave you feeling many things within the pages.

We feel many emotions within this story and I enjoy that this author is able to bring this forth. Her descriptions are vivid and her details well put forth.

The plot is solid, the characters are realistic and the pace is certainly riveting.

A must read series.

Keep an eye out for book three * After We Fell.**


Monday, December 15, 2014

Sometimes It Lasts - Abbi Glines Book review

Source:  Simon & Schuster for an honest review
Format: Paperback
Rating - **** stars

Cage York has to choose between a love of the game and a love of the girl in this sultry Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Cage York finally has everything he ever wanted.

And Eva is at the very top of that list;the perfect girl with a temper as hot as her fabulously flawless body. But for Cage, a baseball scholarship has always been a close second. So when Cage finally gets his chance, he and Eva must endure a long distance relationship and all the dangerous temptations that come with it. Temptations that former bad boy Cage York may not be able to escape.

Then after receiving some illicit photos that show Cage has been behaving bald, very badly, Eva finds solace in the comforting arms of her insanely attractive neighbor Jeremy, who vows that he will take care of Eva in ways Cage never could. It's an offer that may be too good for Eva to turn down.



 Cage York and Eva Brooks  story continues, and concludes in Sometimes It Lasts, the fifth installment in Abbi Glines Sea Breeze series.

Having read Cage and Eva's previous stories I can now see why Abbi wrote another, this instalment ties up all loose ends and there story is now told and finished.  This couple have been through the ringer so to speak - they have overcome pain and many obstacles and in this story we see lots of emotion along the way.  Temptation at its best , and also more spunks to deal with ( lol )

In Sometimes it Lasts - we see the insecurities that pull at the relationship . We see the characters face turmoil and betrayal but in the end we are given a resolution.  Somethings aren't always as they seem !

Quote -

“Make no mistake. There will always be an us. You can pretend like what we had never happened. You can ignore your feelings. Hell, baby, you can even marry Jeremy f*cking Beasley. But there will always be an us. No one and nothing can change that.”

The characters are shown with flaws , imperfect .. but also human.  We see them fight the insecurities, but also see them grow and allow themselves to work on the situations that arise.  

The characters are certainly enjoyable and easy to like. Even with the  over dramatics at times lol
I also enjoyed that we see characters from previous books in this story. Abbi weaves a solid plot, filled with turmoil and heartache but gives the reader the HEA they yearn for.

This is the conclusion to Cage and Eva's story. But as always as a reader I eagerly look forward to more of this series and to see more characters get there story told.

Crisp dialogue, great storyline. Abbi writes her stories with such vivid emotions one can only be swept along within the pages.

Abbi write unforgettable quotes I love them !!

“You’re mine, Eva Brooks. Always. You told me that yourself and, sweetheart, I’m holding you to it.”

Rush to Far - Abbi Glines book review

By: Abbi Glines

Published By: Simon & Schuster

Released: Available Now

Details : Paperback from publisher for honest review, 242 Pages
4 smoking Rush'n stars


Fallen Too Far was Blaire's story. Now it's time for Rush to share his side.

Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story...

Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.

Until Blaire Wynn drives into town in her beat-up pickup truck with a pistol under her seat. The Alabama farm girl instantly captures Rush’s attention once he discovers that the angelic beauty is his new stepsister, but he vows to keep his distance. Even if she needs his help. Even if he craves her.

Because Rush knows why Blaire is all alone in the world, forced to ask for help from the father who abandoned her three years ago. And he knows if he gets too close it will destroy Nan, who has a secret connection to Blaire.

He has every reason in the world to stay away from her. Find out why he doesn’t.


Having read Fallen to Far we all know Blaire's story and how it goes, how they met and all the mischief that they got into.

Everyone  I am sure Loves Rush Finlay . He is protective of the small group of friends in his circle he does have and most of us who have read the series are in swoon mode over him !!

Do Tell me if I am wrong lol

In this installment we meet Blaire - we  all know how the story goes there. She is innocent  - and  in this story we see inside Rush's head. His Pov , his turmoil , and also his inner fight to do the right thing and his feelings for Blaire.

I don’t know what this is that is going on between us, but from the moment I laid eyes on you, I knew you were going to change my world.”

We see Rush's side within this story , his  emotions and thoughts and even though , he is  portrayed the  bad boy we see a softer side to him in this story. Not to tell you the norty side I dam loveeeed !!

Bad boy turned devoted lover - boyfriend  ... Swoon !!!

Torn between his love and feelings and the  responsibility for his sister  he is unsure what to do about his new found feelings for Blaire . We see Rush struggle to make the right choices. ( I enjoyed reading from a males POV - its quiet refreshing and enlightening )

In this story Rush comes to life , other characters we see in a different light , there were  so many layers being peeled back within these pages .. Abbi did a wonderful job of portraying her characters with such depth and definition you couldn't help but love them, feel sorry for them and swoon along with them.

The story was well written , fluent , engrossing and dam smoking hot in places. Abbi certainly knows how to lead you along - give you crumbs and pull at your heart strings.

A great instalment in the series. !!



Sunday, December 14, 2014

A Little Faith by Emma James - Book review Tour and Giveaway

Title: A Little Faith

Author: Emma James

Series: Ocean Beach

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 9th October 2014

Cover Design : Jemina Venter





“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

~ Bob Marley

Faith was nearly fifteen when her life was torn apart, she sheltered herself from knowing anything about that fateful day.

Six years later she is older and stronger and has decided to confront this sexy brotherhood of hot men she ignored for her own survival.

Harley, Keanu, Text, Levi and Retro will reveal to Faith all is not what it seems and she will discover the level of strength these friends possess.

She will come to realize the secrets they have all been shielding her from in humorous and emotional ways.

Faith isn’t going back to Dallas in a hurry, not until she can help those that need her the most.

This is a story of new beginnings, a strong brotherhood of sexy guys and a love that has been lost along the way. It is a story with twists and surprises that will tug at your heart as well as make you laugh.

Humor is a weapon that can only last so long until life peels the layers back and what is underneath and hurting shows through.

Faith wasn’t there for them when they needed her, but she damn well will make sure she is now.

Welcome to Ocean Beach.

Sometimes you just have to have A Little Faith.


Reader Note: This is a mature aged new adult/adult contemporary romance with a difference. This novel does not contain abusive parents, on the contrary. There is no mean girl, no rape or abuse or cheating. There is however a brotherhood of guys who will make you feel a whole range of emotions.

This novel does contain strong sexual content for the mature 18+ reader.

What I will tell you is, this will be a five book series plus 2 novella's. My style is different. Readers are picking up on it. I’m not just having boy meets girl in each book and HEA, there is more, much more going on. This is a series where all characters are strongly involved in each installment.

 Book Review - 5  stars !

 A Little Faith is a story with strong direction, well defined characters - outlined with a marvellously written story line and a story driven by a solid plot .

It's filled with love, heartache , friendship and faith.

This story is so realistic - a mixture of heartfelt moments , laugh out loud scenes and such a surreal mix off realism. It will draw you into the pages and into the lives of the characters from Ocean Beach.

Initially to start the first chapter is a tad slowish - the chatter and POV from Chance's perspective is a little slower to roll - but this is needed. I realized after reading and hitting that moment within the story, It gives insight into his character and thoughts as the story flows it makes perfect sense. THis is certainly not a bad thing - the story line keeps you engrossed and hooked till the very last page.

The characters are flawed, real and imperfect. We see a bond between friends that span over the years, a connection and scars within, that need to be healed and answers that need fulfilling.

We see friendships build, love bloom and romance surface. But most of all friendships growing and an understanding between them all.

Emma James paints a vivid picture within her story, both emotionally and physically. As a reader I can see and feel a bond within the characters. Giving the story line depth and definition.

I laughed, I sniffled and my heart was torn reading this story – each and every character having their own story to tell.

Ocean Beach is written from each characters POV – this gives us insight into the minds and thoughts of each character. Once again this gives the story depth – on a different level with each and every one.

This contemporary romance is a journey of remembering, healing and moving forward. Healing scars that are not only on the surface, but scars within.

The sex scenes are smoking and dam sizzling very well written and tantalizing.

The boys of Ocean Beach are all heart throbs, I loved each and every one.

Emma James has written a wonderful debut novel I look forward to more of Ocean Beach and each of the characters stories.

A Little Faith was Un - put - down - able, heart warming, full of faith - despite the heartache and Unforgettable.






I’m swiveling back and forth, searching the crowd for Harley.

“Hey, short stuff.” A deep voice slices into my thoughts from over my right shoulder.

I slowly turn around, meeting Harley’s smiling face. I may have been short once, but now I am five-foot-eight, not exactly below-average height.

I take in Harley. He’s tall—six-four, at least—and gorgeous with light brown, short hair; tanned skin; and does he have some ink work on his arms? I’m normally very curious about tattoos, but now isn’t the time to look.

I know I’m looking him up and down, but it’s been so long, and he has changed. The softer boy features have been replaced by a big, muscular, chiseled man.

I swallow.

“Wow, is that really you, Harley Madden?” I’m drinking him in. I don’t remember Harley being so big and buff. His charcoal t-shirt molds tightly to his chest like a second skin. He wasn’t this muscular the last time I saw him. His belted, black jeans and boots complete his handsome look that has quite a few people in the crowd appraising him. He looks a little dangerous in his dark clothing. He would make Will purr like the cat who got the cream. I must admit, even I’m a little taken back.

He leans in and grabs me in a bear hug, lifting me off the ground, leaving me a little breathless. My face is nestled in his neck, catching his scent of cologne and soap.


“Okay, big guy, you can stop squeezing the life out of me now,” I try to breathe out. He loosens his hold and slowly let’s go while I take a step back.

“You look amazing, Harley.” I find myself smiling. It feels good. I was worried about feeling awkward meeting Harley again after so long, but something just clicks. He was my brother’s best friend, and I’ve known him all my life. “It’s been a long time.”

“I could say the same about you. I might have to start calling you Faith.” He flashes me an amused grin, showing me perfect, white teeth and a dimple.

The baggage carousel starts up and everybody squeezes in tighter, trying to jockey for a position to get their luggage when it appears.

“Whoa!” I’m already beginning to feel less nervous having Harley here with me when I’m suddenly knocked off balance. Harley’s left arm snags me around the waist, bringing me up against his hard side. He shoots the person beside me a dirty look. Some people really do need to chill out when they travel.

I step away from him when I notice my case coming towards me.

Harley stops me with a gentle, firm hand on my arm. “I’ll get it for you, which one?”

With one, bright blue suitcase and camera bag in his hands, Harley walks me out the sliding doors of the airport and we cross to the parking garage.

The sun is shining, and my grey hoodie jacket is making me too hot. I unzip it, taking it off as I’m walking, revealing a tight white tank top. Much cooler.

Harley is staring at my chest and nearly trips over. I roll my eyes. You can never take the boy out of the man.

“Harley, are you finished staring?” I laugh a little at the look on his face. “So I grew up.”

“You certainly did,” he mutters and looks away. I could have sworn I heard him swear and mumble something about guard duty.

As we approach his vehicle, I'm stunned. wow! Harley has a black Hummer. I do my best to hide how surprised I am.

Harley stows my luggage in back, and then we climb in and set off.

The Hummer suits Harley; he is such a big, masculine guy.

“Beautiful car. Where to James?”

Harley slides on a pair of vintage aviator Ray Bans, giving me a superstar smile that is a heart stopper. “La Jolla. I have a place up on Vista De La Playa.” Harley then assures me we will be at his place in less than half an hour with the lunch time traffic.

The radio is playing Florida Georgia Line's “Cruisewith Nelly. I put my sunglasses on, roll my window down, prop my right arm up on the open window, and hold onto the outside of the car. I can’t help tapping my fingers and nodding my head to the beat, quietly singing along as the breeze blows my hair free.

I can see Harley out of the corner of my eye, stealing glances and smiling.

We don’t talk, although it’s not uncomfortable. I think we both have a lot swimming about in our heads. I’m simply taking it all in, while he knows why I’m here. He knows this isn’t easy for me.

I pull my phone out of my bag, take a quick snap of the coastline, and text Mom and Dad, attaching the pic. I let them know Harley has me, and we are heading to his place now. I then send Will a text and tell her I’ll chat in a couple days when I have something to tell her. I don’t hear back straight away.

Holy shit is all I can think the closer we get to Harley’s place. The view of the beach is incredible. As we drive higher, I’m itching to get my camera out and ask Harley to pull over so I can take some photos. We are driving past some beautiful homes, overlooking the coast. It's not long until we make a turn, and then he drives up a long driveway towards an unbelievable looking place.

“You sure you got the right address?” I know my mouth is gaping open.

Harley looks over at me then reaches out, gently pushing my chin up so my mouth closes.

“What did you do? Rob a bank!”

Harley lets out a full blown belly laugh, which makes me turn and stare at him. “No.”

Wow! The Hummer and now the house, or what I would call a freakin’ big, two-story, contemporary mansion. It’s beautiful.

And the view!

This is when I realize I don’t really know anything about Harley and where these guys have all ended up.

He sobers up, and I see him looking at the black and chrome Jeep Cherokee parked farther up the drive. His hands grip the steering wheel while his jaw tenses.

What now?

Something tells me I’m going to be meeting the guys sooner rather than later.

“So, is this the girlfriend, the ex-girlfriend, or the guys?” I joke because that’s all I know how to do when I feel cornered.




What I loved was this story has consumed me in ways I cannot explain, and has left me wanting more.

- Debb Lynn

Wow... I'm hooked. I can't wait for the next book.

- Trisha Rai , Devoured Words

A Little Faith is a story with strong direction, well defined characters - outlined with a marvellously written story line and a story driven by a solid plot .

- Katrina Hill, Page Flipperz Book Blog

This book goes above and beyond a romance novel. There is a depth to the story and characters that is often missing in todays books.

- Sarez Tomoan

I gave it 5 stars cause it's a wicked read. You had me crying, laughing, snorting all the way through. Perfect .

- Erin Daniels, Read and Ramble

I had so many laughs and tears reading this book and for a debut novel Emma has done a great job. I even read it in a day, could not put it down. I am so looking forward to Hope is Lost releasing in December.

- Donna Miller, Two Peas In A Pod

I love the way Emma has brought these men together and forged a friendship as tight as brothers. I adore their individual strength and humor, and I love that they aren’t perfect, not just emotionally, but physically.

- Kirsty Dallas, Author

This book was very well written and the story flowed effortlessly. The characters were all well developed and a solid plot. I'm looking forward to what Emma has in store for us in the next book in this series.

- Charlie Sean, Charlie & Mel’s Book Reviews

Whenever an author writes a debut that captures my attention , my expectations are high. I have known this author for a while and I had inkling what she had in store. But when I can say she blew me away and I wished that I could re-read this book again for the first time. I know that I have something special in my hands.

- Tash Mann, Confessions From Romaholics

I honestly wasn't expecting to have such a strong reaction within the first few chapters of this book. It was insta love for me! If you've read my reviews in the past, you know how important it is for me to FEEL something for the characters. Well, I certainly felt enough for Harley, Retro, Keanu, Levi and Text to be reduced to a sobbing mess 5% in. I adore these boys! Every. Single. One.

- Brittany Leathers,  A is for Alpha B is for Books

This is this Author’s debut novel and I must say if this is how she is starting, dear god hold on to your seats. I think she is going to take us on a emotional roller coaster and I for one can not wait.

- Natalie Neck - Naughty Girls

A beautiful story that moved me to laugh, cry & bite my lip in all the best ways. I love these Ocean Beach boys & cannot wait to read more of their journey.

- Jemina Venter, Book Nerd Fan Girl Designs

This is such an original story. From its unique cast of characters, whom I'm already so invested in, the multiple POV narration, to the tragic incident that shaped them all into the people they've become - A Little Faith is fascinating.

- Brandee Price, Bookworm Brandee




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Emma James lives in Queensland, Australia with her smexy husband, three children and a big black Labrador. Life is busy and most entertaining in the James household.

Writing has been a part of her life for many years. Life was getting on and it was time to put her fears aside and do what she does best. It was time to show readers what she was made of, take that leap off the diving board and see where it takes her.

Emma is a creative person at heart. She loves to read as much as write, devouring books into the wee hours of the morning. Who needs sleep, right? Photography is another great passion of hers.

A Little Faith, the first book released in the Ocean Beach series is proving to be quite the surprise read of 2014 for contemporary romance lovers. She hopes you will join her and her sexy brotherhood of characters.

Because...sometimes you just have to have a little faith.



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