Monday, 28 December 2015

Best Reads of 2015



Hello everyone and merry Christmas, or happy holidays, whatever you prefer. 

After a few days of catching up with family and friends, and stuffing my face with succulent delights, I'm finding it hard to get back into the swing of work. 
In the dying days of 2015, I didn't want to miss sharing my favourites list with you. 

Some of them are from an earlier vintage than 2015, but if I read them and loved them this year they made the list. 
I hope you find something that you might like to try.

Monday, 14 December 2015

T.M. Frazier - Lawless - Book Review (ARC)


Publisher: T.M Frazier, 2015.
Genre: Romantic suspense.
Length: 231 pages.

Holy what?! She’s done it again. T.M. Frazier splays the underbelly of humanity on the pages of a gripping tale. She wraps her hand around the back of your neck, forcing your eyes to keep reading each page.

The things she does to her characters, Lordy! Brutal and wrenching. Disturbing and warming. You’ll ping pong through several emotions as Bear and Thia fight for their lives and piece together a future.

Not for the faint hearted, but oh so good.

5 flares.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

Cheers




King, Tyrant and Lawless are shocking and dark, but the love between the characters shines through. What other dark romances have gripped you, shocked you and warmed your heart?

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

J.M Adele - Remembering Home - Spotlight Tour



Title: Remembering Home: a Novella
Author: J.M. Adele
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: October 19, 2015
Now with a new cover!
How do you forget your first love?
The girl that haunts your dreams.
The one that no other woman could ever live up to.
The one you left behind...


It takes a tragedy to wake Aiden Thomas from his stupor, prompting him to return to his home town. Nothing could've prepared him for what he finds when he gets there. His life, as he knows it, is about to change. It was time to stop hiding behind his lens.

Angel Murphy had her heart ripped away when she was a teenager. She survived the toughest times of her life, with the help of her family. Fifteen years later, after another cruel blow, she is again scrambling to adjust. Angel doesn't know how much more she can take, when the man she never thought she’d see again returns.

Can she trust him to stay this time, especially when he discovers the secrets he left behind?

*Recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content.*


SEXY EXCERPT

Aiden’s face was a picture of desire, his lids heavy, beautiful lips parted. The muscles of his chest heaved with each breath. He stood still. One hand grasped the towel and the other hung limply at his side.
At that moment, she waivered. She didn’t come for this. If he left tomorrow without the chance of return, she’d always wonder what it would be like to be with this man. What they could have together. After an awful few weeks, she needed something life affirming. Something to make her feel alive and connected with someone she loved. Sitting here seeing Aiden, the man, and realizing her feelings had never faded, she just wanted to be reckless. To have just one night with him before everything changed. Before he leaves again. She promised herself she would be truthful with him in the morning, but for now, she needed him. Only him.
Her gaze raked up his body to his eyes. Angel unfurled her arms and stood.
“Don’t say a word.” Her voice quivered from lust and fear. Fear that he might not want her as she wanted him.
He didn’t speak, only stalked towards her, reaching to cup her face in his hands. His eyes searing as he lowered his lips to hers. She closed her eyes and reached her hands up to grasp his wrists. The feathery brush of his lips against hers sent divine tingles shooting through her body. It was always like this when they kissed. He set her heart alight, and branded her as his with every stroke of his touch.
His hands moved to the nape of her neck and travelled down her shoulders and arms. She grabbed onto his waist, knocking the towel loose. His kiss became bruising. He reached down grabbing her thighs, urging her to wrap them around him so he could carry her to the sofa. She was way ahead of him, jumping at the suggestion.
Their tongues were tasting, licking, remembering each other, while her hands learned the matured contours of his back and shoulders.
He knelt down on the mattress and dropped forward, bracing himself on one hand. The springs squeaked as Angel bounced, dropping her legs from his body. She looked down his exceptional body to see his erection jutting out proudly. He was magnificent. She wanted him now. Skin on skin.
Angel wrenched off her top and started fumbling with the button of her jeans. Aiden's hands covered hers “Let me,” he growled. She flopped back on the pillow and grabbed onto the edge of the mattress above her head, lifting her hips when he slid her jeans down.
J.M. Adele is the author of the contemporary romance novella, Remembering Home, and paranormal romance, Sensing You—coming soon. She lives in Queensland, Australia with her husband, three boisterous boys and two geriatric Labradors.

Working as a nurse in a former life allowed her to meet all sorts of wonderful people and gain many different perspectives on life. Her love of, and addiction to stories prompted characters of her own to take up residence in her daydreams. When they became more insistent, she finally took pencil to paper.

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Warbling Me - November Roundup


Hello lovely readers,
I think I'm still in shock after being accosted by a giant spider and a cane toad all in one afternoon!

It's December... WHAT?! Unbelievable. I am not ready for the festive season. NOT READY! Who's got a time machine? Where's the Tardis?

I hope you all had a fantastic November and that your Christmas shopping is under control (if you're into Christmas, that is). Can  you feel the spirit? The anticipation around this time of year? Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, there's still a different energy in the air. It's a time to spend with those you love. Let those you haven't seen for a while know that you still think of them. Or, maybe adopt a Nigel. It's pretty common to live far from family, so plenty of Aussies do an open house for Christmas or Boxing Day. In other words, any and all of their friends are welcome to rock up unannounced and join in the festivities. Better bring a plate and some drinks, though.

Here in Oz, the school kids are counting down the days until the holidays. No more school lunches and getting everyone out the door by 8 am. Hoo-freakin'-ray! It's bloomin' hot here, already. Trips to the beach and the nearest water playground are a given. Escaping to the movies to take advantage of family discounts and air-conditioning—also popular.

November was awesome, but went by too fast. I had so much fun participating in the Thankful For You Blog Hop. Huge thank you to Anna from Herding Cats and Burning Soup for organising that one. Visit her blog!! 

I love giving stuff away. I'll be spending an hour taking over a party hosted by Jennifer at More Than Words Promotions on December 16th, where I'll be posting teasers, asking weird questions and giving away more prizes. Yay! If you follow my Facebook or Twitter, I'll be putting up a reminder when that's happening.

Anyway! This month, I'm winding down on the blogging to finish up my next novel, and because it's school holidays. I've been reading The Shadows by J.R. Ward. Her new one comes out today. I still love the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I've decided to read more historical and paranormal/ fantasy next year. I've been neglecting those genres, but not anymore! Next up on the reading list is Rachel Van Dyken's The Dark Ones. I mean, just the title alone is enough to make me want to read it.
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