Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Review - Letters to Lincoln by Tracie Podger - Five Stars

Letters to Lincoln

What do you do when your husband dies unexpectedly?
You write him a letter, of course.

What do you do when someone answers that letter?

Dani was mid-thirties when she found herself alone and without her soulmate.
Coming to terms with her loss took all her strength and her voice.

If Dani thought she’d experienced the worst life could throw at her, she was wrong.

Lies, deceit, confusion surround her.
A stranger, a builder, and a priest comfort her.

Letters to Lincoln is a contemporary romance about overcoming loss, finding the strength to rebuild a life, and learning to forgive.

For readers over the age of 18.


I stayed up late last night to finish this book and how I loved it. I won't lie, its an emotional read, just read the book description! My heart broke for Dani, her grief came through the pages and made me feel so much.

Dani has lost her hubby and daughter in one swoop, her life is over in one way. She needs an outlet, she can't speak as she has lost her voice through the shock of her loss, so she writes a letter to Trey - her hubby and puts in a bottle on the beach. She is shocked to receive a response.

The letters are not from Trey, they're from someone who understands her pain and wants to help - they are touching and heartbreaking, but have an uplifting edge to them too. Sometimes we need someone who is not family to open up to and that is true for Dani and her letters help her so much.

You can think well how can there be romance in a book about heartbreak, but oh there is, it creeps up on you and it's wonderful and heartwarming.

This book takes you through so much. Dani's journey is not an easy one and some of the twists left me with my mouth gaping, but I loved this book.

A must-read for fans of an emotional read.

Five Touching stars

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Thursday, 31 January 2019

* Out Now * Her First Thirst by Author Melissa J Rutter

* Out Now *

Her First Thirst by Author Melissa J Rutter

When I open my eyes, I know only one thing, I can’t remember anything. Not who I am, or where I am from, I don’t even know how I got here, wherever here is. 

A warm voice in the dark reaches out a hand, a hand that is cool to the touch, but soft and smooth, almost like porcelain. Saul, soft spoken, almost regal in demeaner, he saved my life, if that is what you can call it. I learn of how I came to be here, to have needed to be saved and I meet the gorgeous Demitri, broad, muscular and eyes of violet, my two saviors, I wonder what they will want from me, I wonder what I will have to do, but the only thing consuming me is a burning ache inside, the only thing that makes my skin feel tight and as if there are insects running around under it, is this uncontrollable, excruciating thirst. 

Demitri holds out a steaming glass, the scent makes my mouth salivate and as I take it from him, he smiles, 
“Drink,” he says, and I do. 

The world is far from everything I believed, filled with creatures of the night and monsters who leave you for dead. Saul and Demi want me to embrace my new life, they want me to let go of my past, but before I can do that, I need to know what past I am leaving behind. 

The first in the new series Bound By Blood, Saul and Demitri bring Gina into a lavish world where money means nothing and if you want anything, you only have to ask. A world where she will soon discover the true extent of the actions of someone she once trusted. A world where everything is at her fingertips, including these incredible Vampires.

****My Review****

MJ Rutter's first vampire romance and I was happy to dive in and read it.

Saul and Demi are vamps and have a few years experience under their belt, they’re also not short of a penny or two.

The men come upon Georgina in a sorry state and decide to help her, well if turning her into a vamp is helping…. Gina (formerly Georgina) makes an amazing vamp, she adapts to her new world well - she has two grounded vamps to guide her into her new life and the good news is they don’t sparkle in the sun.

You can tell by the cover this could be a love triangle or a menage, what I will say is both courters have their strong points, both have a lot of feelings and passion for Gina, what’s a girl to do.

The romance side apart, there is another side of this story which is intriguing and has some danger mixed in, I loved it when they took a trip to Italy, it really turned up the need to keep turning pages quicker!

I have to admit I had a favourite male vamp, I liked them both but one just had something more for me. 

The three of them work well together, but it's obvious who the boss is and she wears flip flops lol.

A great vampire read and I hope there’s another in series.

4 stars

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Review & Pre-Order - Allegro Court (Bendixon Sisters Book 1) by Brenda Margriet

****** PRE ORDER *****

I've read this book and loved it, its perfect for snuggling up in your favorite place and being swept up in a great story.

Allegro Court (Bendixon Sisters Book 1) 
by Brenda Margriet - Romance Author


Marcus Temple escaped his despised birthplace, driven by his passion for music. Now a sophisticated, world-class cellist, he must return when his mother suffers a severe stroke. Going back also means dealing with the woman whose heart he broke when he left—Mattie Bendixon.More comfortable in overalls than orchestra seats, Mattie's childhood dreams were simple—working for her grandfather's construction company and building a life with Marcus. His ambitions forced her to abandon one goal, and now her beloved company is also under threat.Mattie thinks she sees a way to save Bendixon and Sons—if she can convince Marcus to stay in his hated hometown for one month. All she has to risk is her heart


What a wonderful read, my heart feels full and I have a smile on my face. 

Mattie is an amazing woman, I loved her, she's soft but hard at the same time, determined, caring and a touch devious when needed! 

Marcus comes across as rather 'self-important' and a little inconvenienced on his arrival, his the successful cello player who can't be pinned down in his home town, even if his mum is ill. 

Mattie and Marcus take an interesting journey when revisiting a childhood friendship, feelings have been hurt in the past, but they're both adults now so what harm could come with a rekindling while his in town. Well I loved their story, how it wasn't a perfect road, the sexy times are on a more realistic line too, but still great! 

I really like the authors writing, her characters come over as warm and real, and you can't help rooting for them. 

I found this book a real page turner, it was an easy read that I was desperate to finish but then wanted more lol. 

4.5 stars 

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

BITTER SWEET HELL by Alex Grayson - New Release - Review

Today we are celebrating the release of BITTER SWEET HELL by Alex Grayson. BITTER SWEET HELL is the second title in the Hell Night Series and it is available now for a limited time in KindleUnlimited

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BITTER SWEET HELL (Hell Night Series, #2)

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The Hell Night Series continues with JW's story! A sexy sheriff and the gypsy girl that demands his attention.


As the Sheriff of Malus, Texas, JW takes his oath to protect its citizens very seriously. Born from a ugly past, he swears no child, woman, or man will ever endure what he and his brothers have. As he seeks retribution of the ones who wronged him, his past and his present finally collide. Secrets are laid open. Ones that are so heinous, they’ll rock the very foundation of JW’s life.

When Eden blazes into town, hot with her own threatening troubles baring down on her, JW steps in as her protector. It’s not only his duty, but a need he can’t ignore. The chemistry between the two is instant and all too tempting.

Giving in was easy, but the consequences were high.

Little does JW know, the disturbing destruction that would rain down on Malus and its people by getting involved with the red-headed gypsy.

Danger lurks just around the corner—it’s dark, terrifying, and malicious.

JW is bitter because of his gruesome past. Eden is sweet despite hers. Together, will they create a beautiful future, or will it all end in bitter sweet hell?


My Review

I love Alex Grayson's books and I love a dark read, but this one pushed my boundaries a little.

Malus is a town that has a dark past, very dark, twisted and disgusting but that's all changed now the ones that were hurt are running the place.

JW meets the lovely red headed Eden when she enters town, newbies are not welcome in town. This rule is scrubbed when JW found out why she was there. 

JW becomes very protective of Eden quickly, she is gorgeous and he is sexually attracted to her and that feeling is returned.

The story has some dark parts which are difficult and trigger warnings need to be mentioned! But beyond the darkness there is a love story that is sexy and deep.

3.5 stars

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Available Now! Tears of Glass (Tears of Ink Series #2) by Anna Bloom

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Tears of Glass (Tears of Ink Series #2)
Author: Anna Bloom
Release Date: 3rd January
Genre: contemporary romance

She had one rule: never sleep with someone twice.
Then Faith Hitchin met Elijah Fairclough and the baroness’ son with the heart of an artist scorched her rule out of existence.
Until he shattered her heart.
Burned and hurting Faith battles to regain control of the protective barriers she keeps around her heart. But when two souls meet with the passion and Fire of artist and muse, walking away may not be an option.
When Faith’s last rule smashes and takes them both down with it, there may be tears of glass neither of them can survive.

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*****My Review*****
Eli I love you, forget that rough around the edges, difficult Faith! Okay, Faith is all sorts of awesome, so strong, even if she doesn't know it half the time, oh yes she's passionate about her art and the recipient of her heart too.
Talking PASSION, Eli and Faith are so hot together, they literally smolder.
I loved this installment, yes it had a lot of heartache and pain in, but that mixed with following Eli and Faith trying to work things out, with the multitude of twists and turns turned this into a page-turner of a book.
I am so desperate for book 3 now and I know its not going to be a walk in the park too.

5 stars

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Series Blitz - The Zeta Cartel by A J Adams #reviews #teasers #dark

Enter into the violent world of the Cartel, where death and romance go hand in hand. AJ Adams novels are all self-standing and so you need not read them all - although it would be awesome if you did!

Title: The Bonus
Series: Zeta Cartel #1
Author: AJ Adams
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2013


Chloe is a seasoned drug courier who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Facing a lingering and painful death at the hands of the Zeta cartel, Mexico’s most brutal organised crime syndicate, she persuades their enforcer to claim her.

Ex marine and dark ops expert Kyle Suarez is chief enforcer for the Zeta cartel. Ruthlessly efficient, he is feared by his enemies. When he claims Chloe, he simply expects to enjoy a well-deserved and disposable bonus.

Has Chloe made a huge mistake, or will her choice prove her salvation - and his?

Warning: This bad boy dark romance contains explicit scenes of dubious consent, graphic violence and sex. It is for adults only.


Dark and sexy.... Yes this is a dark read, its based on Kyle, he is the second in command in a Mexican Cartel.

Chloe is a complicated woman, she a drug mule, moves fenced stuff whatever needed, until she comes to a cropper and is standing on a block of ice about to be killed or shared by a Mexican cartel lord.

Kyle sees something in Chloe and ask his brother for a BONUS, Chloe, and she gratefully goes down on him minutes later - yes there's lots of sex, BUT Chloe is never really forced by Kyle she enjoys sex it seems, plus she knows it makes him happy and she like making people happy to stay alive so as I mentioned before she is complicated but strangely strong in her own way.

I love a dark read and this book hits that mark. I like the progression of Kyle and Chloe's relationship, Kyle is no Mr nice guy, he never will be in his line of work but he shows compassion and affection towards his Bonus.

A dark cartel romance.

3.5 stars

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Title: Songbird
Series: Zeta Cartel #2
Author: AJ Adams
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: September 22, 2014


“You’re the big boss.” She looked up at me and smiled. She was dressed in a cheap cotton shirt and jeans that should be on the burn pile, but that smile was pure gold. This girl had guts.

“I told José he was a fool to try and cheat you,” she said. “I wasn’t part of it, and I don’t work for you. I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

She’d heard about our policy protecting bystanders. Of course it doesn’t apply to anyone whose eyewitness testimony can put me in a courtroom. Well, try to put me in a courtroom. In Mexico nobody would dare accuse me, and I’ve enough resources in England to guarantee a police investigation would come to nothing, but it’s not my style to take chances. Solitaire would be going into the ground along with Escamilla.

“Mr Vazquez,” Solitaire gave me her best smile. “I don’t expect something for nothing.” She dropped her voice. “You’d like me,” she whispered. “I’ve heard about you. We’re the same.”

“Are we?”

“Yes, I can make you very happy.” She brushed my hand over her cheek and then kissed my palm. “I’m a very good girl,” she said quietly. “Unless you prefer a naughty one?”

She sucked my thumb, and I was instantly rock hard.


When cartel boss Arturo Vazquez discovers his girlfriend Gina is a DEA rat and his deputy Escamilla is staging a take-over, Arturo fixes his problems by killing everyone - except for Solitaire, Escamilla’s unwilling mistress. Solitaire is intelligent, tough, and shares Arturo’s interest in BDSM. Arturo falls head over heels but someone is leaking information - and the evidence point at Solitaire.

Songbird is a complete and self standing novel in the Zeta series. Warning: This bad boy dark romance contains explicit scenes of dubious consent, graphic violence and strong language. It is for adults only.


Dark, yes that's one way to describe the start of this book, I thought not sure I can deal with so much brutality. Then Arturo the leading man in this book and Cartel boss remembered how he held a woman prisoner for a month and turned her in a sex machine (for anyone) and I nearly threw up. I was going to stop reading then as how can anyone deserve love if they can do something so degrading to woman, BUT I carried on and damn it I loved Solitaire and Arturo's relationship.

Arturo is the boss and his brutal but his protective of his family and people that are loyal to him, I loved his caring side - the brutal side not so much.

Solitaire - she becomes Arturo's woman, she falls into the role easily and it's not just because he wants her, she wants him too. She has some memory issues which adds to the wonder what's gonna come up later. 

I enjoyed this book more than book 1, just remember this is a romance in a dark world!

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Title: Dirty Dealings
Series: Zeta Cartel #3
Author: AJ Adams
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2016


I could’ve strangled her. She knew it too because she stepped away quickly. “Touch me and I’ll have you!” she snarled.
“Bruja mala leche! What the fuck do you think you’re playing at! You can’t push me around!”
“Sure I can.” Her eyes were slate grey, the same colour as the sky, and just as cold. “I need help, and you’re going to give it.” 
“What the hell are you talking about?”
“I’ve got a situation. I need someone who isn’t afraid of murder and mayhem.”
I should have charmed her, offered to help and maybe it would have settled it, but I was too mad to even consider it. “Help you? Over my dead body!”
She shrugged. “We can do it that way, too.” She took out her phone. “I’ll call you soon, hopefully within the hour. If you still refuse, I call Smith.” The eyes were hard. “I’d rather not shop you, because I hate that bastard, but I will if you make me.”
I gave her my number. I mean, I wanted to kill her, but in London they notice things like bodies in the street. Especially if you’re careless enough to do it in broad daylight next to a cop shop. 

Quique is having a bad time. Back in Mexico his marriage has fallen apart and his wife has made him a laughing stock by cheating on him. Now he’s in London and finding himself out of his depth with a complex commercial deal. To make things worse, Natalia Truelove, a chef and pub manager, is blackmailing him. Quique is ready to commit murder and he’s pretty sure who his first victim will be. 

Dirty Dealings is a self standing and complete novel in the Zeta cartel series. Warning: This bad boy romance contains strong adult language and themes as well as graphic violence and fully depicted love scenes. It is for adults only.

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Title: Dark Hunter
Series: Zeta Cartel #4
Author: AJ Adams
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: October 26, 2017


Rip Marston is a merciless killing machine. After a decade of hunting his prey, Rip joins the Zetas. The job offers protection as he practices his dark arts, but the Cartel are wary of the monster in their midst. 

Finding a badly beaten unconscious girl, Rip sees an opportunity. Posing as her saviour will please the cartel - and provide him with his very own helpless captive.

Isabella Maria Franco is beautiful, wilful and used to making hard choices. Having grown up in the comfortable but lethal embrace of the Gulf cartel, she rejected a life of violence. But when a dark presence from her past returns, her world falls apart. 

Betrayed and beaten, she escapes, only to find herself in a living nightmare. Surrounded by her enemies, one man stands between her and death. Terrified by her sadistic captor, she has little choice but to submit. 

But embracing his darkness leads to consequences neither anticipated.

WARNING: This bad boy dark romance contains dubious consent, graphic violence, sex and probably every trigger you can think of. It is for adults only.

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Author Bio

AJ Adams married her best friend and moved to the tropics where they are living their own Happily Ever After. She believes writing is not so much a passion as an obsession.

She writes twisted stories of love, mayhem, and murder as AJ Adams and sweet romance novels with strong women and very hunky men as Ellen Whyte, her IRL name.

When she's not writing, she's cooking and gossiping with her friends. She is also personal maid to rescue cats Target, Guido and Swooner.

Come and chat with her on FB at www.facebook.com/ewhyte

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Monday, 19 November 2018

New Release Sated (Jane Thornton Trilogy Book 3) by C E Black

(A Post-Apocalyptic Menage Romance)

Hunger (Free November 16-20: Links below)



The third and final book in C.E. Black’s Jane Thornton Trilogy!

There’s more at stake than just her heart. When all is not as it seems, and the good guys become the enemy, Jane has to decide what’s more important… Holding on to the ones she loves or saving humanity.

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Author Bio:
Maggie Award-winning author C.E. Black self-published her first book in 2011 and has since published several novels, novellas, and short stories in the Paranormal Romance genre. Though steamy romance, hunky heroes, and feisty heroines are C.E.’s specialty, she enjoys surprising her readers with action-filled plots and exciting twists that make for a fast-paced read.
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