Sunday, August 31, 2014

Reed's Reckoning by Ahren Sanders

Reed's Reckoning


Reed Matthews is a famous professional football player. He could have everything he wants but he feels like the one thing he wanted the most is lacking in his life. Reed fell in love with Ari during college, he made plans with her and when she broke his heart he was left with an empty space.

Now, four years later when he sees her again and the son she has, he's determined to win both back.

“Hot, alpha personalities with super jealousy issues.”

Arianna "Ari" Williams was destroyed when Reed left her behind but she had to move on. Her baby needed her and nothing could change that. Her friends have always been there for her and so has her grandmother. Seeing Reed again has made all her dormant feelings rise again. She agrees for him to be in her life but not in her heart.

Too bad she didn't count on "Operation Matthews".

The book started a little slow for me but after a few chapters I was hooked on the story. 

Reed was 100% sure of what he wanted and no one was going to stop him. Multiple times he made it clear to friends, family, acquaintances that Ari was the one and if they didn't approve of her then he was done with them. I love how sweet he was to her and Davis.

“I know guys; this is the craziest shit in my life. But you can’t imagine how it feels. I did my first fatherly function yesterday at the daycare with Davis. The kids were rambunctious, the cookies were stale, but it was the best time of my life. He made me a mug with his handprint, and to me, it’s a treasure of art. Now Ari, she’s another story. Having her back makes my life complete.”

It was easy to love Ari. She was sweet, a good friend and loved her son with all her heart. Reed made her lose all her insecurities. He showed her time and again how dedicated he was to them.

I really like the secondary characters Luke and Jack and I hope each gets a book too.

“I was put on this earth to love you and you finally gave yourself back to me.”

Cliffhanger : No

4/5 Fangs.


Cash's Fight (The Last Riders #5) by Jamie Begley

Cash's Fight
 photo amazon.png

I love this book. I love everything about it.
Cash's Fight is about Cash and Rachel's love story. We met Rachel a few books ago. What we know about her is that she has 3 very protective brothers who deal weed. We also know that she is a great shooter (King should know it) and that she volunteers at Church. What we didn't know is that she has always liked Cash. She had a crush on him.
Cash is part of the Last Riders, as previous riders he enjoys the attention of multiple women. He doesn't see eye to eye with Rachel's brothers. One night of passion with Rachel should be easy to forget or so he thought.
Once he hurts Rachel's feelings it will be really hard to get her back and her brothers will not make it easy on him.

“Son, make sure you want her to quit calling because a woman has a breaking point. She’ll stand by you if you kill someone, but when she finally reaches her breaking point, she’s done with you. There’s no getting her heart twice.”

What I like the most of Jamie Begley's books is how the stories are all connected. The more characters she brings the more I want to read about them. Usually, it's the opposite, once an author has too many characters it causes confusion. This is not the case. In my opinion, these books are only getting better.
At the beginning of the book Cash behaved like an arrogant pig and he wasn't very nice to Rachel.

“I bet being an asshole is a prerequisite to being a Last Rider,”

The groveling he did was enough to make me love him by the end. 
(Buddy, I think you needed to buy an alarm clock, just saying....So does Train. I'm glad the compound had an alarm system).

“You broke all the records, Rachel.” His soft voice gave her hope that something more was there. “You’re the youngest girl I’ve ever looked at and wanted. I had to leave town to make sure I didn’t go to jail over you. You’re the woman I’ve wanted the longest. I’ve wanted you ever since I saw you standing on the porch when Lily was lost. You’re the first woman I fucked that I couldn’t walk away and forget with another.”

As secondary characters go:
Shade and Lily- awesome in this one! I love when Lily tells Cash he was being a moron and Shade supports her. 
Love Lucky telling Cheryl to bite the dust. (I still don't get it how she got that many guys votes, especially since the married men are faithful. Enlighten me Jamie.)
Willa- I'm so sad you had to deal with what happened to you, and now your life is more complicated and where was Lucky during your ordeal?
Brooke- you deserve what's coming for you.
Tate- you need your own book after Ice and Lucky. Gosh your rules should rule the world.

Rule number one: no fucking around on Rachel. That means no women in town or those women you got stashed at that clubhouse of yours,” Tate began their demands.
“Rule number two: you can’t lay a hand on her when you’re mad. She can get a man’s temper riled, but you’re not allowed to ever hurt my sister.
“Rule number three: she gets to keep working with her plants and clients. They’re a pain in the ass—you can’t go to the fucking bathroom without having something disgusting growing on the shelf—but they’re important to her.
“Rule number four: you have to start going to church with her. We watched our parents fight about that for years. Rachel wants a man who will sit next to her in church on Christmas Eve.” Tate’s voice was much too chirpy when he voiced this rule. Everyone in town knew Cash’s feelings on attending church.

“Rule five, and it’s the most important to us: if you have kids, you have to let us be involved in their lives. I don’t give a fuck how much you hate us, but you won’t show our nieces or nephews that you do. We keep this personal bullshit between us. Deal?”

Bliss - I hate you. I spent the last 3 days talking bad about you with my other book friends.
Holly- who's your HEA? Greer?
Jo-  I know I already love you. Perhaps Rider will be yours?
Winter- yes, women should support women. You go girl!! Although, house punishments can be a downer.
King- loved your advise to Cash. 
Train- who's your HEA?  Killyama? 

One thing irritates me about the Last Riders men, they protect the easy girls but treat Sex Piston and her friends poorly. They need to stop that and get rid of Bliss (I hate you Bliss!!!!)

“No fucking around on you. I can’t beat you when you piss me off. You get to keep growing weird shit in my bathroom, and have strangers come by. I have to drag my ass out of bed on Sunday mornings to go to church with you, and let them turn my kids against me.”

Cliffhanger: No

I'm suggesting the reading order:

Sex piston
Shade's fall 
Cash's Fight

5 Tate's Rules Fangs!

Cosmo Red-Hot Reads
Breaking All Her Rules by Maisey Yates
Getting Off by Abby Green
Switch Me On by Jule McBride


Buttoned-up financial consultant Grace Song lives life by her own strict rules. Spontaneity leads to chaos. Always play it safe. So when she shares a Manhattan cab with a handsome stranger and they accidentally swap cell phones, her first instinct is to track him down and put things right. Stay on track. Stick with the plan.

But when beyond-gorgeous Zack Camden answers the door draped only in a towel, Grace is suddenly inspired to ditch her rules for a day…and a night. Indulging in one delicious encounter with a perfect stranger is just the break she needs. But one turns into two, then three mind-blowing nights—and soon Grace is in danger of breaking the biggest rule of them all—never fall in love….

 MrsNorthman's Review
4/5 Fangs

I thought this book was really cute.  I want more of Zach the Cowboy!
Grace is somewhat of a workaholic. She's obsessed with being successful at the cost of all other things in her life. Including her own happiness and a relationship. Zach and Grace meet in the back of a cab and right away they have such cute banter. After accidently switching cell phones, Grace shows up at Zach's hotel and they end up spending a really hot and unexpected night together. Something Grace would never do.

Zach is a tortured artist, just in town for an art show. He's had to deal with loss in his life, so a relationship is just not an option for him. But that doesn't mean they can't spend their nights together. I love that there was so much emotion packed into this short story. It was hot but so heartfelt at the same time. It really makes me want to check out Maisey Yates' other books.
"I  All of you."    
*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*


Caitlin Ryan has never had an orgasm and she wants one! So does she
(1) Date lots of Mr. Nice-but-Wrongs and keep faking and hoping?

(2) Do a little DIY with a battery-operated friend and a lot of imagination?

(3) Go to NYC and have a wild night with a totally hot stranger?

When (1) and (2) don't work, Caitlin goes for (3). But even with motorbike-riding sex god Liam, old habits die hard, and yet again she has to fake it. Only he notices and is not happy! Could things get any worse? Well, yes, when Liam becomes her new boss. But when Caitlin reveals that she's never climaxed, Liam rises to the challenge, offering a weekend of hot sex with the only goal her pleasure. Will letting him take control work? Caitlin can't resist finding out….

MrsNorthman's Review
4/5 Fangs
This story was short, sweet and oh so hot!

Caitlin has just moved from Dublin to New York and she's looking for a job.  She meets Liam one night at a bar and they share a  memorable night together.  The only problem....she doesn't have an orgasm.  She's never had one before.  Most guys don't notice, but Liam isn't most guys.  He doesn't do relationships but there is something about Caitlin that he can't get over.  That's when he comes up with the weekend challenge.  A way to solve her problem and to get her out of his system. But sometimes things don't go as planned.  I loved the ending!
"I had to clutch onto his T-shirt to stay standing.  It was the kiss of my dreams."

*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*


Some girls are made for the city

Successful voice-over artist Ari Madden has been planning her escape from Blackwater Inlet for years. In three more weeks, she's making tracks—away from her cloying family, the gossip mill and her rep for rejecting local men who threaten her dreams. So it's defnitely the wrong time for a total stranger to start delivering sexy shocks to her lady-circuits.

Bruno Brandt meant to unwind in his new getaway cabin in Podunkville, not get recharged by a red-hot woman with small-town blues. Outrageous, sultry Ari sparks him like a live wire, though, convincing him their fling will never be enough. He's a world-class whiz when it comes to anything electric, but can he do what no man ever has before—jump-start Ari's desire to commit?

MrsNorthman's Review
3/5 Fangs

Cosmo Red-Hot Reads seems to be hit or miss. This one was a little bit of a miss for me. I just didn't connect with the Ari and Bruno.

Ari is a twin, the bad twin. She is the complete opposite of her perfect sister, meaning she doesn't live her life according to her parent's plans. They live in a small town where everyone's business is on display and Ari has dated way too many of the men. She's looking to make a big change in her life. She's hoping to land a huge account with her voiceover company and relocate to a City. When Bruno, "Mr. Electricity", shows up in town she's determined not to let their one-night stand turn into more. She doesn't want her plans to be derailed. There is a bunch of family drama that ensues, which dragged the story down a bit. Mom Mad drove me crazy!

"I've got PhDs in physics and engineering, but the energy between you and  me is a mystery I can't figure out."
*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cover Reveal and Giveaway!
Absolute Love by Erin Everleigh

Book: Absolute Love
Author: Erin Everleigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Phoebe thought she had her Happily Ever After. She had a beautiful little girl and was married to the man of her dreams.
But the unexpected death of her mother causes Phoebe’s world to come crashing down.
She becomes haunted at night by her dreams, as issues from her past begin to resurface.
Confronted with the realization that the missing pieces of her past are likely lost to her forever, she watches herself morph into a person she no longer recognizes.  A person she quickly grows to hate.
With their marriage now dangling by a thread Phoebe and Justin find themselves living apart.
But Justin refuses to give up, and when he stumbles upon what could be the missing piece to Phoebe’s past, he is faced with a choice that could cost him everything.

Canadian born and raised, Erin Everleigh, is the mom of three girls, who always keep her on her toes - twins age 7 and an older sister that is almost 9.  She has a self-confessed addiction to reading that her family will certainly corroborate, and you will rarely find her without her kindle at arm’s length constantly feeding this obsession.  She is the author of the soon to be released novel, Absolute Love.  A story that composed itself in her head, which she could no longer ignore.  After months of writing out chapters on her iphone, she finally opened up her laptop and decided to take the plunge.

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway
The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) by Jeaniene Frost

the beautiful ashes

Title: The Beautiful Ashes
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Expected Publication: August 26th, 2014

   About The Beautiful Ashes  

In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.  Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.  Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…

Buy Links 

Amazon | BN


As a lover of Cat and Bones I jumped at the chance of getting the ARC for this book. I had to say the writing felt very different. Not in a bad way, it just didn't have the components that the Night Huntress series did. 
Saying that, I still enjoyed this book. The main character is Ivy Jenkins. She has had the worse week of her life. Her parents have died in an accident and her sister has gone missing. Ivy embarks on a crusade to find her sister Jasmine. What she finds is that all those times she thought she was having hallucinations she was really getting glimpses of demon realms. The first time she gets attacked by something which doesn't look human, she runs away, not even knowing how she managed to do it. 
She soon meets Adrian, who is powerful and mysterious. She has so many questions but barely gets answers. Then she meets Zach, who tells her part of the truth. With the help of Adrian she must find a weapon to save the world and hopefully her sister too.

I love JF's books. Have been a huge fan of her Night Huntress Series. 
This story is different. 
I like Ivy. She was strong, smart and thoughtful. If it was me who discovered demons were real I would have lost it.  She had one track mind, find the weapon, save my sister.  She won't let anything deter her. Her connection to Adrian felt believable. I do think she was too harsh on Adrian, especially since every one lied to her or gave half truths.
Adrian was awesome. He was ready to fight the demons but at the same time he wanted to keep Ivy alive. His pet also made me smile.
I'm intrigued where the story is going and I'll read the next one.

Cliffhanger: Not really. It's a series.

4/5 Fangs
A familiar song was playing, but I couldn’t remember the name. That bugged me enough to open my eyes. A wall of black met my gaze, slick and smooth like glass. I reached up to see what it was, and that’s when I realized my hands were tied.
“Silent Lucidity” by Queensryche, my mind supplied, followed immediately by, I’m in the backseat of a car. One that was well taken care of, going by that flawless, shiny roof. With those details filled in, I also remembered what had happened right before I’d passed out. And who I was with.
“Why are my hands tied?” I said, heaving myself into an upright position.
For some reason Adrian didn’t have a rear view mirror, which was why he had to glance over his shoulder to look at me.
“Does anything make you panic?” he asked, sounding amused. “You’re tied up in the backseat of a cop-killer’s car, but I’ve seen people get more upset when Starbucks runs out of pumpkin spice flavor.”
Anyone normal would panic, not that it would do any good. Besides, I ran out of “normal” a long time ago, when I realized I saw things no one else did.
Speaking of which, why wasn’t I in pain? The lump where Mrs. Paulson had whacked me was gone, and my shirt was red from blood, but aside from a mild kink in my neck, I felt fine. When I pushed my shirt up, somehow, I wasn’t surprised to see smooth, unbroken skin on my abdomen. Well, that and a bunch of crumbs, like I’d eaten a dessert too messily.
“Why does it look like I have angel food cake on my stomach?” I wondered aloud.
Adrian snorted. “Close. It’s medicine. You were injured.”
“You can tell me how I’m not anymore,” I said, holding out my bound hands, “after you untie me.”
Another backwards glance, this one challenging.
“You may be the calmest person I’ve ever been sent to retrieve, but if I tell you now what you want to know, that will change. So pick—the  truth, or being untied?”
“Truth,” I said instantly.
He let out a laugh. “Another first. You’re full of surprises.”
So was he. He’d just admitted that he regularly kidnapped people—which was how I translated “retrieve”—so I should be trying my damnedest to get free. But more than anything, I needed answers. Besides, I still wasn’t afraid of him, and somehow, that had nothing to do with him magically healing me.
“Truth, Adrian,” I repeated.
He turned once again and his gaze locked with mine, those odd blue eyes startling me with their intensity. For a moment, I could only stare, all thought frozen in my mind. I don’t know why I reached out, awkwardly touching his arm to feel the hard muscles beneath that bulky jacket. If I’d thought about it, I wouldn’t have done it. Yet I couldn’t make myself pull away.
Then I gasped when his hand covered mine. At some point, he’d taken off his gloves, and the feel of his warm, bare skin sent a shock wave through me. The touch seemed to affect Adrian, too. His lips parted and he edged over the back of the seats—
He yanked on the steering wheel, narrowly avoiding another car. A horn blared, and when the driver passed us, an extended middle finger shook angrily in our direction. I leaned back, my heart pounding from the near collision. At least, that’s what I told myself it was from.
Dyate,” Adrian muttered.
I didn’t recognize the word, and I was at a loss to place his accent. It had a musical cadence like Italian, but beneath that was a harsher, darker edge.
“What’s that language?” I asked, trying to mask the sudden shakiness in my voice.
This time, he didn’t take his eyes off the road. “Nothing you’ve heard of.”
“I picked truth, remember?” I said, holding up my bound hands for emphasis.
That earned me a quick glance. “That is the truth, but you don’t get more until you meet Zach. Then we can skip all the ‘this isn’t possible’ arguments.”
I let out a short laugh. “After what I saw on Detective Kroger’s face, my definition of ‘impossible’ has changed.”
Adrian swerved again, but this time, no other car was near.
“What did you see?”
I tensed. How did I explain without sounding insane? No way to, so I chose to go on the attack instead.
“Why were you in my hotel room? And how did you heal me? There isn’t even a mark—”
“What did you see on his face, Ivy?”
Despite his hard tone, when my name crossed his lips, something thrummed inside me, like he’d yanked on a tie I hadn’t known was there. Feeling it was as disturbing as my inexplicable reaction to his clasping my hands.
“Shadows,” I said quickly, to distract from that. “He had snakelike shadows all over his face.”
I expected Adrian to tell me I’d imagined it, a response I was used to hearing. Instead, he pulled over, putting the car in park but keeping the engine running. Then he turned to stare at me.
“Was that the only strange thing you saw?”
I swallowed. I knew better than to talk about these things. Still, I’d demanded the truth from Adrian. It didn’t seem fair to lie in return.
“I saw two versions of the same B and B earlier. One was pretty, but the other was old and rotted, and my sister was trapped inside it.”
Adrian said nothing, though he continued to pin me with that hard stare. When he finally spoke, his question was so bizarre I thought I’d misheard him.
“What do I look like to you?”
“My appearance.” He drew out the words like I was slow. “Describe me.”
All of a sudden, he wanted compliments? I might have finally met someone crazier than me.
“This is ridiculous,” I muttered, but started with the obvious. “Six-six, early twenties, built like Thor, golden brown hair with blond highlights, silvery blue eyes…you want me to go on?”
He began to laugh, a deep, rich baritone that would’ve been sensual except for how angry it made me.
“Now I know why they came after you,” he said, still chuckling. “They must’ve realized you were different, but if they’d known what you could see, you never would’ve made it out of that B and B.”
“You can stop laughing,” I said sharply. “I get that it’s crazy to see the things I do.”
Lots of kids had imaginary friends growing up. I had imaginary places, though at first, I didn’t know I was the only one who could see them. Once my parents had realized that what I kept describing went far beyond childhood fancifulness, the endless doctor visits and tests began. One by one, diseases and psychoses had been crossed off until I was diagnosed with a non-monoamine-cholinergic imbalance in my temporal cortex.
In other words, I saw shit that wasn’t there for reasons no one could figure out. The pills I took helped a little, though I lied and said they got rid of all my hallucinations. I was sick of doctors poking at me. So whenever I saw something that no one else did, I forced myself to ignore it—until Mrs. Paulson and Detective Kroger had tried to kill me, of course.
Adrian did stop laughing, and that unblinking intensity was back in his gaze.
“Well, Ivy, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is, you’re not crazy. The bad news is, everything you’ve seen is real, and now, it’ll be coming for you.”

About Jeaniene Frost: 

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the upcoming Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.  For information on Jeaniene's books, reading the first 20% of each book free, book trailers, deleted scenes, creature mythology, and more, please visit:

 Connect with Her 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway
What Doesn't Destroy Us (The Devil's Dust #1) by M.N. Forgy

Book Title: What Doesn't Destroy Us 
(Devil's Dust Series #1)
Author: M.N. Forgy 
Release Date: June 27th, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

When Dani's sheltered life is turned upside down by her mother's secrets, she finds protection with her estranged outlaw father. Against all warnings, she falls for bad boy biker, Shadow. He is beast and beauty sealed in a leather cut with a gun holster. Can Dani learn to live within the Club rules? Is she more like her father than she could imagine?
Shadow has grown up among drug addicts, whores and murderers. The only family he's ever trusted has been the Devil's Dust motorcycle club. He will do anything for a brother; even kill. In fact, killing is so easy, he's made a career of it. His one regret is not being able to kill his own worthless mother. When Dani shows up with her provocative temper and innocent charm, Shadow begins to question his violent lifestyle. But can he trust her with his demons?
Will Dani and Shadow let family ties destroy them?

Buy Links:


Our heroine Dani has been under her mother's thumb her whole life. She is surprised when her mother gets home and tells her they must leave their home and take a plane. Their lives are in danger and only her father, the president of the Devil's Dust Motorcycle Club can keep them safe.  For Dani, this is all a shock. She didn't even know who her father was until that day.
When she meets her dad, she realizes she has more in common with him besides their green eyes. She connects with him in a way she has never connected with her own mother.
She also meets Shadow and their attraction is inevitable. Unfortunately, there are rules you shouldn't break. Shadow knows he shouldn't take her but he can't seem to be able to stop himself.
It doesn't help that he has been told to be with her at all times.

My thoughts:
I jumped at the chance to read another MC book. However, I had a few issues with the story.  It was hard to connect with Dani and to believe this 21 year old girl didn't rebel against her mother sooner.
I like Shadow but he did do a 180 at some point that had me thinking WTH?
I did like her dad and hated her mother. What an awful person!
There was plenty of action and the twist, I didn't see it coming.  This book does end in a major cliffhanger which I'm not thrilled about. Preordering the next one.

Cliffhanger: Yes

3.5/5  Fangs



(Devil's Dust Series #2)




The Devil's Dust MC has a list of new threats to the club's lifestyle. Dani, to prove her loyalty, is trying to embrace a part of herself that she never knew existed until now. A sinful beast lurking beneath her surface has been awakened and is ready to eliminate anyone that stands in its way. Looking at her stained hands, she rinses the blood from them. She resigns herself to innocence lost and welcomes her thirst for more blood. 

After a breathtaking turn of events, Shadow is looking at life in a different perspective. Not knowing who he can trust or who he can forgive has left him feeling desolate and alone. As Shadow is laying behind his rifle, he wonders if he can pull the trigger to eliminate the threat. He takes a deep breath and squeezes the trigger, the rifle recoil ignites the fuel that drives him. 

Retaliations will be required. 

Boundaries will be shattered. 

Redemption will be lost. 

Betrayal so deep, yet they still yearn for one another. Can Shadow overlook Dani’s transgressions? Can Dani overlook the mistrust that Shadow has placed upon her? 


This novel contains explicit language, sex, drugs, violence, and sexual situations that some might find offensive. This book is intended for adults 18+ years of age.

Author Bio:

M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

What Doesn't Destroy Us (Devils Dust Book One)
The Scars That Define Us ( Devils Dust Book Two) Releasing October 31st

Stalking links:


a Rafflecopter giveaway