It turns out, werewolves are aroused by everything – and allergic to polyester. Hives are the least of Leslie Kingmaker’s concerns when she enters her first trial and is transformed overnight into a wolf and the mate of pack leader Ben. Successful, brawny, overbearing and sexy, he’s as intense as he is moody and has never heard of personal space. Complete submission isn’t a sex game to him; it’s a requirement to be by his side. Heart, body, mind. They’re all his – no matter where that leaves Leslie at the end of the week.
But something about the muscular alpha with a dark streak keeps her coming back, and it’s not just her duty as a Kingmaker charged with choosing the next leader of the supernatural community. Ben is dangerous and smart, a predator in every sense with the capacity for both mercy and violence – and an absolute animal in bed. Is he leadership material? Husband material? The danger her father’s final letter warns her about?
The deeper Leslie dives into his life, the more complicated the alpha becomes, and the harder it is for her to remember she’s only a werewolf for a week.
The Kingmaker code: Choose wisely – or else.
One to love, one to lead, one to fear.
To understand them, she must become one of them.
Wolf – Fae – Vampire
Three weeks, three transformations.
One ultimate decision.
Reviewed by Claire
I received The Trial series from Netgalley for an honest review, thank you.
Paranormal has to one of my favourite genres to read, so when I spotted The Trial series on Netgalley I knew I had to read it. All my favourite supernatural beings packed into one book, It couldn't get any better.
So in the Trial series, you have an Alpha werewolf, a fae and a vampire. You also get to meet Leslie, the kingmaker. Leslie has a major decision on her hands, she must decide which supernatural to love, to lead and to exile but does she make the right decision?
Okay... so Leslie spends one week with each supernatural, giving her a chance to more learn about each clan. I enjoyed each of the supernatural's stories.
I found myself so invested in the character's, I found it impossibly hard to put the book down. I needed to learn more. I felt the character's were well established and very likeable. The Trial Series is full of mystery that kept me gripped until the end. If you like paranormals reads, this is not a book to be missed.
Nora Kincaid has one goal for her second year of college: be invisible. Last year’s all-party-no-study strategy resulted in three failed classes and two criminal charges, and if she messes up again she’ll lose her scholarship. But there’s one problem with her plan for invisibility, and his name is Crosbie Lucas: infamous party king, general hellraiser…and her new roommate’s best friend.
Crosbie’s reckless reputation and well-known sexcapades aren’t part of Nora’s studious new strategy, but as she’s quickly learning, her new plan is also really boring. When Crosbie’s unexpected gestures of friendship pull her head out of her books long enough to see past his cocky veneer, she’s surprised to find a flawed and funny guy beneath it all. The muscles don’t hurt, either.
But as Nora starts to fall for Crosbie, the weight of one of last year’s bad decisions grows even heavier. Because three failing grades and two misdemeanors are nothing compared to the one big secret she’s hiding…
Publisher's note: This is not a sweet romance. There is plenty of sex and swearing. Enjoy
Reviewed by Claire
I received Undecided from Netgalley for an honest review, thank you.
Firstly, I want to start off with the fact I love finding new authors. When I read the synopsis for Undecided, I was intrigued and knew it would be my type of book. Well, It definitely was and then some, I couldn't put the book. I felt as though I was trapped within Nora Kincaid's story.
Okay... so Nora turns her life around, going from party girl to the studious type. Yeah, that was until Crosbie and Kellan came storming into her life. She tries her hardest to keep her persona going but fate intervenes.
What can I say, I love Undecided. I really liked all the character's but fell pretty hard for Crosbie and Kellan. I was sat on the edge on my seat, praying something would happen between Nora and one of them. I just wasn't sure which.
My only downfall is I need more. I would love to read Kellan's story and hopefully, he'll get his happily ever after.
Undecided Is a funny, sexy read. The boys a totally swoon worthy. The book is not your typical college romance, where virgin/sweet girl meets bad boy. Undecided is so much more.
I would 100% recommend. A book I would definitely re-read.
Title: Crash Series: Crash Series #1 Author: Stacey Brandon & Karen Bell Genre: Contemporary Romance Published: December 15, 2015 On Sale on Amazon: $1.99 Limited Time
Charli has a plan for her life. It does not include the hot guy at table four. This is the first time she’s seen him at The Crash, the bar where she works most evenings. From the moment he arrives with his power suit, condescending friends, and unnerving stare, he’s hijacked her thoughts. It doesn’t help that he keeps finding ways to insinuate himself into her life.
Logan has a plan for his life. It does not include the quirky little waitress at the new bar his friends discovered. He has a lot of obligations and very little time. If he needs a female distraction once in awhile, she isn’t the type of woman he normally looks to. Despite all of this, she has become what he wants most of all.
Working to overcome all the things threatening to separate them won’t be easy. Can they find a way to meet in the middle if it holds the promise of happily ever after?
This novel is book one in a series of three, but can be read as a "stand-alone" also. It's a new adult fiction with adult humor and recommended for 18+
Once upon a time, these two hookers became best friends…
Stacey Brandon and Karen Bell both live in the same small Texas town on the Gulf Coast, are happily married and the proud Moms of awesome kids. Stacey owns and runs a photography studio and Karen designs and sews her own children’s clothing line. They met over fifteen years ago when they decided to turn one large professional space into a single home for both businesses.
Well, that’s all the boring facts expected to be included in an “about the author” page, right? The reality is so much more fun. Stacey and Karen and their families spend holidays together, travel together… and generally turn every situation into something crazy and chaotic. They are both fluent in English, Sarcasm and Profanity and have decided the irrefutable proof of their best friend status is how often people assume they are “together” when in public. The poor husbands are good sports about it… and might even encourage this misconception at times for sheer entertainment value.
When Karen battled cancer… and kicked its ass… in 2014, they learned to value every day and quit worrying about what others think. Do what you love! Karen is happy to take advantage of the situation though. She loves to remind everyone she “had the CANCER, dammit!” and now she can always and forever claim the last brownie ;)
Pre-release for Cross the Stars (Crossing the Stars Duet #1) by Venessa Kimball writing as V. Angelika
Title: Cross the Stars
Series: Crossing Stars Duet #1
Author: Venessa Kimball writing as V. Angelika
Genre: New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 8, 2016
A year shy of graduating from Georgetown University, Ella Wallace feels like she is losing direction. Having carved her own path through life, rejecting her family’s elitist influences, the last thing she wants is to waste time and prove her parents right. A happenstance summer-long program abroad offers the perfect opportunity to immerse herself in volunteer work, finding richness in family and purpose she has never experienced before.
Prince Rajaa bin Ammaar is returning home to Jordan from Georgetown University. His intent is to spearhead a refugee program meant to bring peace to his country. Amidst threats of civil war and revolt, Raj stands for his convictions, even when they challenge his family and the very culture he is preordained to uphold.
A chance encounter at a crowded party in D.C. brought Ella and Raj together for one fleeting moment – two people never thought to meet again. But it’s not until their diverse worlds collide in Jordan that they realize the power of their connection. With the refugee program as their reuniting bond, they must cross the stars and defy their clashing cultures to protect their forbidden love.
With the culturally rich Jordanian backdrop, Cross the Stars will take you on a journey into the geographical and cultural Middle East, the resilience of people amidst turbulent civil unrest, the parallel unrest of two lovers’ clashing fates, and the diversity they must challenge with every breath to keep their love alive.
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Having always been passionate about the written word, Venessa Kimball embarked on writing what would become her debut novel, Piercing the Fold: a young adult urban fantasy series in 2010, with a 2012 release with Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly Publishing. She has also written the Teen contemporary romance series, the Evan series. Venessa also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name V. Angelika. When Venessa is not writing, she is keeping active with her husband and three children, chauffeuring said children to extracurricular activities, catching a movie with her hubby, and staying up way too late reading.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Title: Whiskey Neat
Series: Uncertain Saint's MC
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Griffin Storm wasn’t prone to violence, but when someone takes what Griffin holds dear, the world as he knows it is gone.
Retaliation, revenge and rage fuels him. His MC, The Uncertain Saint’s, do their best to offer support, but Griffin is beyond redemption. He’ll do what he has to do. Kill who he has to kill.
He doesn’t care if that means he dies. If it gets him what he wants, then it’s worth it.
He fakes it all until the night he walks into a sex shop for batteries and lays eyes on a woman that will change his life.
Lenore makes him think past tomorrow. Makes him want to see just what the future might bring.
But his life’s a dangerous one built around pain and deception, and not for the faint of heart.
He won’t give up the past, not until he’s done what he promised to do.
And if that means she’s not there when the dust settles, he’ll risk it.
Lenore, though, won’t give up on him. She’ll fix him, whether he wants her to or not.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.
Title: Jack & Coke
Series: Uncertain Saint's MC #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: May 6, 2016
Mig’s wife is a bitch.
How else do you describe a woman that lies, cheats and steals to get what she wants?
That’s exactly what happens when she traps him into a marriage he wants nothing to do with, saddling him with a kid that he knows doesn’t deserve to be in a world like his.
He’s doing a pretty bang-up job at ignoring everything but his responsibilities as a DEA officer and a member of The Uncertain Saints MC.
Then his neighbor knocks on his door, and everything he thought he knew is blown out the window.
Annie teaches Mig that not every woman is out to get him.
Her love for Mig stretches past what’s appropriate for two friends, and Annie soon straddles that invisible boundary between appropriate and inappropriate.
Annie’s not a cheater, though.
When she tries to say goodbye, Mig won’t let her leave, and soon the tiny town of Uncertain blows up with the news of Annie and Mig’s innocent friendship.
Matters of the heart are foreign to Mig, and it takes Annie being gutted for him to see the wrong he’s done.
He waits too long, though, and Annie’s heart is broken.
She wants it all, or she wants nothing. She can’t take anymore half-hearted attempts at being just friends.
The heart wants what it wants, and it doesn’t take long for Mig to realize that.
Title: Chasing Memories
Author: Ellie Wade
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2015 Available on Amazon $0.99
What if you found him, the one who was put on this earth for you? He was your perfect partner, your soul mate. Your life with him was more than you could have ever hoped for. The two of you created an amazing family full of so much love.
I did. And it was everything.
Then, one day, I woke up, and he was gone. They were all gone.
I can’t accept it. I’m stuck in a reality that isn’t mine, aching for the life I lost, one that made up the very fabric of my soul.
How do I find my future when my past won’t stop pulling me under? I’m drowning, struggling to breathe in this existence where nothing makes sense. It might be crazy, and I might be as well.
But if you’d experienced the joy of a once-in-a-lifetime love, you’d be chasing memories, too.
***This is a standalone*** ***Intended for readers 18+ due to sexual content***
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Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kids, or spending time with family and friends. She loves traveling and exploring new places with her family.
Title: The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol 4
Series: MC Chronicles
Author: Bink Cummings
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 29, 2016
Fat and pregnant, I'm at the end of my ropes with swollen ankles and exhaustion.
Growing a little person inside of me is no small feat, and when that same little person decides it's time to be welcomed into the world, I'm suddenly catapulted into the beauty of motherhood.
Join me in my birthing journey.
You're in for one helluva ride.
Not a Standalone- Must read- Vols 1-3 first.
- 25k Words Novella
Steamy Adult romance
Warning: Contains Mature scenarios, and mass quantities of profanity. For Ages 18+
Author Bink Cummings was born and raised part of a biker family. Upon the incessant coercion from her sacred sisters, she has begun her newest journey in life--writing. When she's not shacked up in her home writing at all hours of the night, Bink enjoys riding motorcycles, taking care of her family, reading, and cooking huge meals--Especially her infamous chocolate chip cookies.
Title: Flesh and Blood
Series: A Dixie Mafia Novel #1
Author: Cynthia Rayne
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release: Spring 2016
Sometimes it takes a bad guy to catch a killer…
Annabelle Nunn is a desperate woman. Someone’s following her, watching her. To make matters worse, she was fired six months ago and hasn’t been able to get a job since. Annabelle's down to her last ten dollars and thirty-three cents and has no idea how she’ll make the rent when she's abducted by Dixon Wolf’s henchman. Annabelle’s estranged father borrowed money from the Dixie Mafia for his latest get rich quick scheme and…big surprise…he skipped town, leaving her holding the proverbial bag.
Dixon Wolfe is a loan shark and launders dirty Dixie Mafia money. Since his wife died ten years ago, he’s devoted all his time and energy to the organization. And being bad pays pretty damn good. Until he meets Annabelle. Suddenly, his priorities shift and his icy heart is starting to thaw.
Dix makes Annabelle a job offer her empty wallet won't allow her to refuse – Mob Mistress. But working for a mobster is dangerous. Doubly so, when a hitman is hot on her tail and she doesn’t know why. Can Dix catch the killer? And will Dix and Anabelle have a real relationship, one that isn’t based on sex and commerce?
Cynthia Rayne is the author of the Amazon best-selling Four Horsemen MC series. Her first erotic book was written when she was thirteen. Of course, the most risqué scene involved kissing, but it was the talk of her middle school! She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in education and writes whenever she can. In her spare time, she enjoys dating, shopping, reading way too many romance novels, and drinking a truly obscene amount of coffee.
I have been an avid reader for most of my life. When I was younger I use to sit and fill spiral notebooks full of stories for my grandmother. As I got older I took the jobs needed for raising my boys as a single mom until I met my now amazing husband. I have stopped working in the last three years and started promoting authors, then I blogged and reviewed for authors, which lead me down the path to writing and creating characters and stories. I love creating behind the scenes with my writing getting to use my imagination and write the story as it comes to me. My youngest is now a senior in High School leaving me with some spare time on my hands to be filled. I am loving the people I am meeting and the support system I have found.
This is Riley and Kid’s story, it is a story of growth, trials and trust.
Kid : Learning there was a shooting at the clubhouse, and one of their girls was injured, Kid and the guys rush to the hospital. Once again Kid is thrown into unknown territory when he has to face his new found feelings of love and fear. He vows to never let his baby doll be left with incompetent idiots again. Coming home to find out he needed to get to the hospital left a gaping wound in his soul that he thought may never heal. Once he set eyes on her he knew there had still been a small barricade holding his heart hostage from being hers completely. It was now in her hands and hers alone.
Riley: Once home Riley moves on letting the tragic incident go. She wants to start living and stop hiding from her own shadows. Riley becomes a strong woman coming into her own, learning how to listen to her instincts and trusting her man and those around her to protect her, and not try to prove herself worthy to everyone. Riley always thought of herself as a lover and not a fighter. After being shot and left bleeding on the floor by a ‘rat’ she will never let her guard down again. Her fighting instincts have taken effect. She truly learns to love herself. Within finding herself she hopes to help a new friend, and a brother find their will and way back to each other. Match making is on her agenda.
Welcome to the next stage of the Rage Ryders Saga
Name? Liberty Parker
Tell us your latest news? I am working on 3 books
What genre do you write? I am currently writing MC Romance Author
Describe your writing style in three words……. Exciting, Unpredictable and Realistic
What inspired you to write your first book? My friends and Authors encouraged me to let my ideas flow, I was helping Authors and they inspired me to follow my dreams and inspirations and let these stories that had been brewing in my head come to life.
Have you always wanted to be a writer? It was a dream I had as a kid, I use to sit and fill notebooks full of love stories for my grandmother, who would read them and encourage me at such a young age.
Which is your favourite chapter that you have written and why? I am currently working on Taken by Sadistic, I believe it would be Chapter 2 and possibly 3, my characters are answering questions that I had. I believe my readers will be surprised where they are taking me and the surprises that are still coming to life.
Is there a message in your novel/novels that you want your reader to grasp? Never let life get you down. Things may be going wrong; things may be hard. Whether it’s today or 5 years down the road, there is a reason for today.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors? Follow your dreams, never second guess yourself. Touch base with Authors, we’ve been there and most of us will reach out and help you in any way we can, and we will encourage you and feed you will motivation and determination.
Do you have a blog/website? I do, I actually have a few, but there not all about me, though I do throw stuff out there sometimes. I like to help fellow authors as well.
If so what is it? http://authorlibertyparke.wix.com/literature-blog
Do you read and respond to your reviews? I do even though I’ve been advised not to, I like to keep in touch with my readers. I’ve had some not so positive reviews which are hurtful when you’re a struggling author, who can’t afford the amenities of an editor. I was upfront and honest about that on my pages where I sell my books. I do however, love constructive criticism and respond well and do correspond with those as well as the positive as much as I can.
Hard or Soft? Hard
Early bird or Night owl? Night Owl
Coffee and Tea? Tea
Right handed or Left handed? Right
Cake or Cookies? Hmm…if I have to choose…Cake!!
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate !!