Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Skin - Kylie Scott - Review & Giveaway

Today I have up for review Kylie Scott's second book in her Flesh series SKIN !!
 
OHH check out those muscles gals !! Drools - moans.
 
Kylie is our - my very own Aussie author - That I discovered only in the past 6 months and I have to say she kicks some serious Zombie arses , writes some erotic hot sex and gives the reader so much more than a few moans and groans .. ** snickers **
 
Check out the smokin hot cover !
 
My Review
 
and The fab giveaway to follow !
 
 
 
 
Six months since the zombie plague struck, former librarian Roslyn Stewart has been holed up in a school with eight other survivors. But now the shelves in the school canteen are bare. The stranger at the gate has supplies that will ensure the group’s ongoing survival, but at a cost. He wants a woman.

Nick is a man with a plan. He’ll treat Roslyn like a Queen, devoting the rest of his life to protecting and providing for her. In exchange, of course, for sexual favours. It’s the deal of the century given the state of the world. But Roslyn doesn’t see it that way. The first chance she gets she attacks the ex-army man and attempts to escape, forcing Nick to contain her. And so begins his awkward courtship of the woman, with her chained to the bed for security reasons.

Chained like a dog and forced to spend her every waking moment with a creep, albeit a good looking one, Ros is determined to escape. When circumstances force them to band together against a common enemy their very survival depends on their ability to learn to trust each other. An uneasy partnership develops, but can a relationship with such a difficult beginning ever have a future?

The hotly anticipated sequel to Flesh, Skin is set in the same universe with a different set of characters.



MY REVIEW




Kylie Scott has delivered yet another fantastic story. Filled with Energy, hot sex, action, suspense, and gore . We are given vivid descriptions into all aspects of the story, giving us a steady paced read that is well delivered - with oomph that will not only have you gasping but have your toes curling and heart a pumpin!!!

Skin is set in the same world as Flesh - we are given insight into a new set of characters and also see a few from the previous story as well. !

Ok - Who would think that Erotica and Zombies would mesh. Well definitely not together  (( lol )) but combined into a read Kylie Scott has certainly made it work ! I want more ................


Kylie Scott's Book Skin is the second instalment in her Flesh series. Set in the Australian country - with zombies - kick arse survivors and every man for themselves we are taken on a journey of survival of the fittest.

Nick is alone - and has been watching a group of survivors from afar. Lonely and in need of companionship , sex and much more he makes an offer that the group cant refuse. (( Seriously - If I was Ros I'd be pissed as )) lol.

In the end, despite the circumstances, whether we agree or not . Nick did not only save Ros's life but offered her a little ray of sunshine in dire circumstances. hmmm Maybe even a big ray of sunshine - ** snorts **

What starts off as a loathing - love to hate relationship soon blossoms into survival of the fittest and a relationship based on needs of all kinds.

Ros was a stubborn , witty, woman and she certainly gives Nick a run for his money so to speak. In time though she See's the situation as it is, and excepts it for what is can be. And that Nick isn't the animal she originally thought him to be . * this will make more sense when you read the story**

Nick is a little on the selfish side at first - thinking of what only hangs between his legs and how he can benefit from this new arrangement.

Hand fulls of condoms in case the time arose ** snickers ** (( its def a man thing )) But you have to love his positive outlook RIGHT !

You have to give Kylie coo does for her story. And to think to yourself in these circumstances what you would do. How realistic this could really be - and what you would do in the circumstances yourself. It really does make you think !

Id have to say the story is somewhat realistic in its own ways.

Kylie has cleverly woven, Witt, humour, hot smoking sex, kick arse characters,drama , action and men that are not only buff - but A grade Beef baby ! Honed, taut , well just damm sexy !

We also meet characters from the previous book. And those boys just had my blood pumpin ! I have somewhat a thing for the hot trio from book one ;) ** drools ** moans - - - I look forward to seeing more of the characters in both books in the series to come.

Overall - Skin will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat , You gasping for air, your panties bunching and your breathe baited.

You will be cringing.

Your tummy will be grumbling .

Your heart a - racing.

and your knickers in knot !

You may scream -

Gasp

as your reading.

BUT ...  you will enjoy it ,, every single morsel on each and every page ;)



I love this new series, and never being a fan of zombies I have to say I think Ive been converted. (( moans ))



Remember in a time like this -

Nothing lasts forever,
Live it up while you can,
love while your able,
because at one point your choices determines your survival and maybe even some happiness that could be short lived.




(( check out the smoking hot cover ))

If I was a zombie Id wanna nibble on him tooooooooooo !!!



Big thanks to Kylie Scott for providing me with this book for review.


And as a fab giveaway today we have one digital copy of Skin up for grabs !

Just leave me a comment telling me if your a fan of zombies or not ..


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Saint Valentines Day Hop - Giveaway



Big thank you to Reading Romances for hosting this Saint Valentine Hop. It runs from February 11- 18 and I will pick a winner  on the 18th.

Valentines Day is a day of Love - Chocolates, roses, gifts and mabye even more than some of us bargin for.

** Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.**

 

Nicholas Sparks


I have to say that I love the idea of Valentines day - spending time with the one you love. Or meeting someone new, or just spending time with the one you love.

For me Valentines Day comes and goes. So I decided to do a little giving this Valentines to one lucky winner ;)

Just leave me a comment telling me how you like to celebrate Valentine's day if you do ;) One lucky winner will win ...


Happy Valentine and enjoy the rest of the hops !


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Safe By C Kennedy BLITZ post





Safe

C. Kennedy

 

They met at ten, they kissed at twelve, and were madly in love at eighteen. Caleb is the captain of the swim team and the hottest senior in school. Nico is small and beautiful and has an Italian father who rules with an iron fist. Literally. Nico is never safe from his vicious father. One morning Caleb forgets himself and pecks Nico’s lips at school. A teacher sees them and tattles to the Headmaster. Accidentally outing themselves is the least of their problems. The ball set in motion by the school’s calls to their parents may get Nico killed.

 

 

About the Author:

Talking about yourself is a cruel form of torture. Tall or short? Short. Big or small? Small. Blonde, green… Have I said enough? Or, did you want something like this?

Raised on the mean streets and back lots of Hollywood by a Yoda-look-alike grandfather, C. Kennedy doesn’t conform, doesn’t fit in, and is epic awkward and lives to perfect a deep-seated oppositional defiance disorder. In a constant state of fascination with the trivial, Kennedy contemplates such weighty questions as If time and space are curved, then where do all the straight people come from? When not writing, Kennedy can be found taming waves on western shores, pondering the nutritional value of sunsets, appreciating the much maligned dandelion, unhooking guide ropes from stanchions, and marveling at all things ordinary.


 

 

Excerpt:

The lunch bell rings and Caleb bolts from his seat. Once in the hall, he pulls his cellular from his pocket and rereads the text message from his dad. Man, I’m in so much shit, Caleb thinks morosely. He races to his locker and prays that Nico will be there waiting for him. He rounds the corner and searches through the bustling, milling students. Nico isn’t there. Crap. He needs to find him, and quick. He jogs to his locker, spins the combination lock, and curses under his breath when it won’t open. He stresses and has to do it three times before he gets the damn locker open. Be easy, Caleb. It isn’t the end of the world. Whom was he kidding? It’s a freakin’ disaster.

The students who pass give him looks. By now, they know. Shit, where in hell was Nico?

“Hey,” Liam says casually as he finds Caleb at his locker.

Caleb returns a soft “Hey.”

“What’s going on, man?” Liam whispers.

Caleb doesn’t know what to say as he slams the locker door and turns to him. “What’d you hear?”

“They’re saying you kissed Nico.”

Caleb meets Liam’s questioning gaze. Short of Nico, Liam was his BFF. There was no sense in lying to him. The word was already out. He nods once.

“Yeah? It’s true? You’re gay?”

Caleb takes a deep breath and releases a shuddering sigh. “Yeah.”

“Seriously?”

Caleb runs a nervous hand through his unruly blond hair. “Yeah.”

Liam claps him on the back. “No shit. You could have told me, man.”

Caleb sighs again, a tremble on the air. “Sorry, man. I’ve never known how to tell anyone.”

Liam gives him a warm smile. “Yeah, you gotta feel totally awkward, bro. You gonna make practice today?”

This surprises Caleb. “You’re okay with it?”

“Fine, bro. To each his own, you know? And Nico’s a great guy.”

Caleb breathes a giant sigh of relief. “Thanks, man.”

“No problem. You gonna make practice today?”

“Doubt it. The school called my dad. He’s picking me up after school.”

“That going to be a hassle? We got State Finals on Saturday and you’re our Captain. We depend on you, bro.”

Caleb smiled a smile that didn’t reach his eyes. It was going to be a serious hassle. “I’ll be okay for Saturday. Can you lead practice for me today?”

“No problem. Text me tonight when the sentencing is over. See you at our table?”

“Yeah, I gotta find Nico.”

“Yeah, okay. See you there.”

“Liam?”

“Yeah?”

“Thanks.”

Liam waves him off as he walks away.

That definitely went better than expected. Liam had always been cool, though, and a good friend. The rest of the world? They usually sucked.

Caleb worries about Nico. Nico isn’t good with confrontation. Nico is afraid most of the time. Nico is only safe when he is with Caleb. He has to find Nico. Now.

He jogs down the hall, making his way through the throng of students. A girl giggles and puts a hand over her mouth then points at him. The girl next to her bursts out laughing. They know. This is a freakin’ disaster.

Caleb rounds another corner and doesn’t see Nico at his locker. Shit. Nico has Phys. Ed. right before lunch. He exits the building and makes his way to the gym. He checks down each row of lockers and doesn’t see Nico. Damn it, where in hell is he? “Nico, you in here?” he calls as he heads toward the bathroom and shoves through the door.

There, squatted with his face buried in his arms, is Nico in tears.

“Ah, shit,” Caleb says under his breath as he pulls Nico into his arms.

A strangled sob escapes Nico as he wraps his arms tightly around Caleb’s waist. “The school called my dad. He’s coming to get me after school.”

“I know. They called mine, too.”

“My dad’s going to kill me, Caleb.”

Caleb winces at Nico’s words as he pets the curls he loves so much. Nico’s dad is dangerous. Nico’s dad is someone to be terrified of. “My dad will talk to him.”

“What’s going to happen to us?”

“The worst the school can do is suspend us.”

“No, I mean, what about us?”

Caleb lifts Nico’s chin with gentle fingertips. “What do you mean, what about us? We’re fine. Nothing’s going to happen to you and me.”

“You’re not going to break up with me?”

Pain sears Caleb’s heart. How could Nico even think such a thing? “Nicolò, baby, don’t even go there. I love you. Always have, always will. In a few months we’ll be off to college and all of this will be behind us.” He places a chaste kiss on Nico’s lips.

“’Kay.” Nico releases a long, shuddering sigh and squeezes Caleb’s waist before he pulls away. He rubs the tears from his eyes with the heels of his hands then goes to a sink and rinses his face with cool water. “I’d die if I lost you, Caleb.”

Caleb cards his fingers through Nico’s curls. “Nothing like that is ever going to happen. Everything will be okay.”

Nico turns the water off and reaches for a paper towel. “What’s your dad going to say?”

“He’ll think it’s bad news, but he’s easier than Mom is. Let’s get to lunch. You need something to eat.”

“’Kay. People are already talking.”

“I know. Mr. Higgins obviously couldn’t keep his big mouth shut. Liam asked me about it and I told him the truth. He’s okay with it.”

Nico looks up at Caleb as Caleb leads him by the elbow from the gym. “He is?”

“Yeah, he’s fine with it.”

* * *

Caleb reads his dad’s text message one last time before the bell rings ending his last period class. THE SCHOOL CALLED. BE ON THE FRONT STEPS AT 3. He doesn’t know what the school told his dad and he doesn’t want to be the one to tell him. God, how could he be so stupid as to kiss Nico at school?

It just happens. They’re always so careful at school, but he’d been kissing Nico for almost six years and isn’t thinking. It just seems natural to kiss him when they part to go their separate ways to class. Of all people, Mr. Higgins, the peevish algebra teacher, had to be the one to see them. All they do is peck lips. It isn’t even a full-on snog. Mr. Higgins acts as if they were caught in flagrante delicto. He scolded them heartily then rushed off to the Headmaster’s office. Man, they’d done so much more than kiss. If Mr. Higgins only knew. Caleb isn’t sure whom he’s angrier with. Himself or Mr. Higgins. Shit, what a freakin’ disaster.

This is the first time in his seventeen-and-a-half-year existence that he’s ever been in trouble. He suddenly has a horrible thought. A suspension would get him kicked off the swim team. He’d worked hard to become Captain of the team, swimming every afternoon after school for three hours. Three hours every day that he could have spent with Nico. Three more hours each day that Nico could have been safe. Fear and anxiety claw at his heart and his mind reels with rising fear.

The bell rings and he flies from his seat.