I know that I said yesterday was going to be a doubleheader with Sara Fields, but Amazon, in their almighty wisdom, has FUBARed the release of Primal. So, it’s still sitting in my to be blogged queue, and as soon as it’s released, I’ll let the post out.
There isn’t going to be a post today, other than this one, because the 25th is always a busy day for me, work wise, and I have to go out and do a few errands tonight after working all day. By the time I get home, I’m going to be fucking tired. So, there’s that.
There isn’t going to be anything tomorrow either, because Thanksgiving. Even in the best of years, I am not a huge holiday person. Generally, my husband, son, and I join my mom and stepdad and we make pizza and eat pie. Well, my mom and stepdad live in a different state, and none of us are traveling, and well, I live in their house, lol. So, it will just be my husband, my son, and me, making pizzas and eating pie. I’ll watch the Macy’s Parade and the dog show. I’ll listen to Alice’s Restaurant. Maybe I’ll facetime my mom.
So, to all my American readers, Happy Thanksgiving! For everyone else, Happy 4th Thursday in November! I’ll be back on Friday. Until then, stay safe, wear your mask, wash your hands, avoid everyone around you, and happy reading!
This is another double header day. Only today we’re getting a Sara Fields twofer. We’re going to look at the first two books of her new Alpha Brotherhood series, with Savage being the first book. These are MF post-apocalyptic omegaverse stories.
So, we have Freya. She’s a very rare alpha woman, and she’s also a very fierce fighter. She’s probably the best warrior her city has, including their king. After their last big battle and their last win, the king decides that he’s going to have a big celebration, and he’s going to announce that he’s going to take a mate. And oh, guess who that mate is going to be? Yeah, you guessed it, he wants in Freya’s pants big time. Except, yeah, Freya ain’t about to let that shit happen. So she grabs her handy dandy knife and beats the shit out of the king, and then jams her knife into the side of his head. Now she’s Queen Freya, and is fierce AF and is taking over the world.
We also have Aric. He is an alpha and he is a sage in a secret Brotherhood charged with keeping the balance of light and dark in the world. He has been summoned because Freya is threatening the current balance of the world. She isn’t doing it on purpose, it’s happening. But the Brotherhood knows one thing about Freya that not even she knows about herself. She has both alpha and omega genetics. Her omega genetics can be awakened by a compatible alpha. And Aric would be the compatible alpha. So, his job is to go infiltrate her city, and to deal with her, however it needs to happen. He decides that he’s just going to show up in her bedroom and force her into estrous and then bond with her.
I love Freya. She really is smart, fierce, and is incredibly competent. She is a great fighter, and her people like and respect her, which doesn’t always happen when it comes to rulers, but it does with her. I think it’s because everyone knows that she will do everything she can for her city and her people, up to and including laying down her life. She’s not one of those rulers who sits on her ass back in her safe castle, she’s out there, on the ground, leading from the front, getting bloody and fighting the enemy. I have mad respect for her.
Aric is a good man. He wants to do everything he can to maintain the balance of the world, but then he meets Freya, and while he’ll still do what he has to, Freya immediately becomes his first priority, which is how it should be, of course, but it doesn’t always stay that way. I’m impressed with him and how he handles Freya and the fact that she’s a queen and powerful in her own right.
I just love how Aric and Freya interact everywhere. While their dynamic changes, depending on where they are, they are both happy with the way they are interacting with each other. They are definitely so much better together than they are apart.
OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! And hang on for the next one. Happy reading!
The Land is Cold, and Secrets Escape on Frosty Breath
Ever seen blood freeze? It looks like a strawberry slushy, only it’s so hard you have to chip away at it. We see a lot of that up here, in the Land of the Midnight Sun. They call it The Last Frontier, where the way of the outlaw still exists. Cops try to keep it under control, but they can’t. We’re a more civilized Wild West.
My name’s Pipeline. I may look calm and collected on the outside, but on the inside… I’m a blizzard ready to blast through everything in my way. I have a good head on my shoulders, most of the time, but keeping it on straight would be a lot easier without so many secrets. The reason I joined the Royal Bastards MC to begin with, the son nobody knows I have, the woman I should’ve never slept with, and the black limousine I saw one dreadful night long ago… the one I continue to see in my nightmares.
When the Russians cause trouble once again, joined by a gang of ruthless Samoans, and I begin seeing that black limousine on the streets of Anchorage, that’s when shit starts to get real.
Only a good woman can calm me and warm this chill in my bones. Two need my help and both hold special places in my heart. Which one will I claim? The secret love from my past or the woman in need of my protection? This is a fine mess I’ve gotten myself into.
This is motorcycle club romantic suspense full of drinking, swearing, violence, mayhem, alpha males, feisty women, and Russian gangsters. What could go wrong?
Leann has given us a sequel to her contemporary book about Leo and Cadence with Propositon #2. These books are serials, so you might run across some spoilers in this one from the first book, but I don’t think so. And if there are, then they are actually pretty minor.
So, in the last book, Cadence auctioned off her virginity and Leo was the big winner. They had loads of fun together, and she got the money she needed to dig her brother out of his debt. I hope she kicked his ass too, because he needed it.
Now, it’s a month later. Cadence isn’t as far into debt as she was, but only barely. She’s still struggling with having to work 2 jobs, try and take care of her mother, and figure out how to make sure her brother goes to college, because she wants him to have a better chance than she does. She can’t afford to pay for him to go, but she can urge him to make sure that he goes. And she can’t help but keep remembering her night with Leo. She’s bound and determined to stay away from him because he’s trouble. Then one night, she gets a message from him. And she tells him no.
Leo knows that he wants his Blossom. He’s been giving her the time to discover that she needs him, because he knows that he needs her and he needs her forever. He’s just waiting, and waiting, because he figures that she’ll come back to him, but when she doesn’t, he messages her, hoping that she’ll meet him. But she doesn’t. So he decides that he’ll just, you know, casually drive by her house, because that’s not at all stalkery or anything. On his way to her house, he sees her standing over her broken down car and offers her a ride home.
Cadence is as stubborn as the day is long. I can get that. I, myself, may be somewhat stubborn, sometimes. And she’s very proud. But pride can goeth before a fall, and having a little too much pride can really hurt. And that’s about where Cadence is right now. I understand her wanting to do it all on her own, but you really get to a point where there is just no way in hell that you can do everything on her own, and if you just keep pushing, it will burn you out and make it even harder. And it’s not just the working two jobs and trying to keep her family under a roof and with fullish bellies, it’s also trying to take care of her mother and keep her brother out of trouble, and all the other things that go into daily life. None of which are made easier by the fact that she is working two jobs.
Leo is a good man, if not one on the legal side of things. But, he does care for Cadence, and he does want to help her out and see that she gets the best of everything. I don’t think that he wants to take her over, but I do think that he wants to make sure that she gets what she needs and to help her get to that point. It’s a very different point, I think. He is willing to kinda force her into it, but only as what he sees in her best interests.
I can’t wait for the next one.
That’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!
Shanna and Jane have gotten together and given us a new Daddy story. Always My Babygirl is a mostly sweet story with a woman who is trying to do everything she can to take care of her family and an obsessive man.
So, we start with Miranda. We’ve met her before. She runs the Sugar Daddies escort agency, but she doesn’t go out on any of the dates. She’s also helping her sister pay for her wedding. Because Miranda is so busy, she doesn’t always remember to eat. And today isn’t any different, so when she gets to the gym and goes to her spin class, she just doesn’t have anything left in her tank, so she passes out and falls off the bike. The next thing she knows, she’s waking up in the hospital, but she’s kinda sure that she’s dead right now. But then, she hears Gabriel Lord, and discovers she’s not dead.
Gabriel is so attracted to Miranda. He’s sooooo attractive to her that he’s obsessed. He knows everything about her. Ev.ery.thing. (well, except for one thing…) He really wants to be with her forever. For.ev.er. But they’ve never even spoken, at least until now. He goes with her to the hospital, and while he’s there, he finds out exactly what her business is, and he bribes her assistant to set it up so that Miranda has to go on a date with him.
And it’s while they are on that date, that everything starts to go pear shaped. All the things.
I like Miranda. I understand where she’s coming from as the oldest sister. You end up taking care of all the problems, and trying to make everything better. And Miranda really does do that. She’s also determined, stubborn, and driven. She’s been running her own business for years, and it’s in high demand. That doesn’t just happen out of nowhere. She has an awful lot to be proud of.
Oh Gabriel. I think that he just meant well, but I don’t think the man understands a line or boundary. Or maybe he does, but he has no problem stomping all over them. As we go through the book, we learn why he does what he does, but yeah, it borders on the creepy AF line. I do, however, think that he’s a good man, overall. He just wants to make Miranda’s life so much better.
OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!
Oh, holy fuck guys. This book was infuckingtense. I mean, it left me on the edge of my seat and damn. Savage Row was the first one of Britney King’s books I’ve read, but it won’t be the last. (Check my GR review here) I want to be careful about what to put here, because it’s a psychological thriller.
Here’s the basics though. Back in the day, Amy was a juror in a trial for Jack Mooney. He neded up getting sent to prison for 20 years. Sadly, he got out early, and he’s now shown up in Amy’s town, targeting her, her husband, and their two girls. Amy is left trying to figure out what to do and what is going on.
Like I said, this is intense and it is a thriller. It left me on the edge of my seat. I didn’t want to put it down, and I did need to know what is coming next. There are a lot of moving parts in here, and sometimes the parts would get sneaky and come up behind me and remind me that they were there. And for all the moving parts, it was a smooth read, it could be easy to get lost with everything that was going on, and Britney kept everything moving and clear quite well.
That’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!
The international bestselling author of Her and The Social Affair returns with another suspenseful thriller that very well could be set in the house next door.
Jack Mooney, a career criminal, has been in prison for nearly a decade, quietly nursing his hatred for the jurors who put him there. One in particular gets him through the endless days—the alluring Amy Stone.
When Mooney is granted early release, he makes Amy his first priority. To his delight, she’s even more enticing than before, and better still, she has a lot more to lose than he’d imagined.
As Mooney’s campaign of terror mounts, the police seem powerless to protect the Stone family, who must rely on their wits to survive a psychopath hell-bent on revenge.
I live in Austin, Texas with my husband, children, a dog named Gatsby, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
When I’m not wrangling the things mentioned above, I write psychological, domestic, and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
Currently, I’m writing three series and several standalone novels.
The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.
The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.
Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.
The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.
The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience.
It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me. Classics. Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. If you’d like to connect, shoot me an email. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, and occasionally on Twitter.
So, BB is back with her Masters MC, which is now the Malevolent MC. This is the first book in the series that doesn’t focus on Colt and Tuesday and Kash and Barely. Not to say that Kash and Barely don’t show up in this one, it’s just that they aren’t the main couple of Corral Me. While this book could be considered the fifth book of the series, you could also consider it the first book of a new series. If you aren’t familiar with this world, you should still be OK, since we are more focused on the start of a new couple and the start of a new chapter in the world, so this can be a good place for you to get started.
So, we have Mama Stitch. She’s been a friend of the club for many years, but not a club girl or an ol’ lady. That’s not to say that people haven’t tried to pin her down, including Saint, but no one has managed. And she is a total badass in her own right. She rides her own bike, and can ride some of the guys into the ground with no problem. She carries a shitload of weapons. And just to top it off, she makes clothes and all kinds of fun stuff, so she makes her clothes with pockets to hide all her weapons. She makes clothes for all the ladies of the club too. Right now she’s been working on taking cuts of a defeated club and is turning them into furniture and accessories for new bar that the Malevolent MC is building. She’s also trying to deal with Sundown.
Sundown was a member of another chapter, but he’s moved down to this one with Kash and Colt. He’s fitting right in. And he’s got his eye on Mama Stitch. Because, you know, why not? He’s also involved with Kash and Barely. Because, again, why not? He’s drawn to Mama Stitch because there’s just something so wild and free about her. He has never felt this way about anyone before, especially not Shovelhead, a club girl that he used to fuck frequently, but that’s done with now.
This book is a little slow to start, but that works well, I think. The last 2 books were all about the war between the Masters/Malevolent and another club. And they were very intense, and really fucking dark. The slower beginning lets us catch our breath from everything that came before and will ease people who aren’t familiar with the world to start to figure out who everyone is, so it works really well.
I’ve always liked Stitch. She really is a mama to everyone, and she really is very stubborn and independent. I like that a lot. She very much knows who she is and is happy with that. She’s not going to settle for anything or anyone. Saint really tries to tempt her into being with him, but she knows that it wouldn’t work between them and has no problems shutting that shit down. We do learn more about her past, and it does really explain her present. I liked getting that look into her past.
Sundown is an asshole. He has no problem with admitting he’s an asshole. He’s quite proud of the fact that he’s an asshole. He will even brag about being an asshole. I think at first that his thing with Stitch was just the fact that she turned him down. Pretty much no one ever turned Sundown down before. He’d smile at them and they would fall over with their legs wide open. And Stitch wasn’t having that. I think that it was the challenge at first, but then it was all about Stitch and that he wanted more, and she was definitely more.
I will admit I was torn about cheering for Sundown and Stitch to get together and cheering for them not to get together. I love the push and pull between them, and they throw off all kinds of sparks. But there’s also Sundown and Kash/Barely. That’s just fucking hot. I wanted both pairings to work, but alas and alack, it cannot be. And Stitch ain’t gonna share, I’m pretty sure.
Ugh. Shovelhead and Saint totally deserve so much more. Just soooooooo much more.
OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!
So, today we get the first of 2 Sinistre Ange’s releases between now and the end of the year. Now, all of Golden Angel’s books are kinky, but it’s when she write as Sinistre that we are truly blessed with loads of filth, smut, and kinkery fuckery. And damn if Serving Her Sentence doesn’t live up to that. It is is downright obscene, in all the best ways. It’s also more hardcore than the books that she writes under the Golden name, so if you don’t like hardcore fuckery, this is not the book for you. Luckily, I do.
Noelle is facing prison. She got caught embezzling money from her boss. A lot of money. And it’s a lot of money that she can’t afford to pay back, because she’s spent most of it. So because of that, she has two choices. One is going to prison for 10 years. The other is to sell herself at an auction for a year as a slave. And in this case, slave means sex slave. However much money she sells for will be split. First it will go to her company to repay them, then the leftover will be split between her and the government. She just has to make it through the next 365 days and she’ll be set for life. So, that’s what she decides to do. After all, you can do anything for a year, right?
So, after having been asked about 190098979879 times if this was really what she wanted to do, Noelle goes to have a medical exam, which is recorded. Then she goes up for auction. She’s bought for a huge amount of money by a man named Damien. And he has an hour to lay out his expectations before Noelle has to make her final decision, and lay them out he does.
This book is all from Noelle’s POV, and I’m all good with that. I don’t think that I want a POV from Damien or anyone else involved. I don’t think that being in their head would’ve been anywhere near as interesting as just being in Noelle’s head. I mean, I like all their kinkery fuckery that Noelle is subjected to, and damn it’s all fucking hot, but for me, the part that was interesting to me was Noelle’s interior struggle. We wouldn’t get that from Damien. I’m pretty sure that he doesn’t have any conflicts in his head about what he’s doing.
Anyway, that’s all for this one. If you want loads of fucking hot fucking, go check this one out! Happy reading!
This is KE’s second entry into the Tampa chapter of the RBMC, and I gotta tell you, I love Luring Light. I like Ivy and Void more than I liked the first couple, not that I didn’t like them, it’s just that I like these 2 more.
Ivy and her sister Eva were kidnapped in the previous book, but were saved by the Tampa chapter of the RBMC. They were taken because they had Rh null blood. (sound familiar?) Anyway, Eva got into a relationship with the Prez, and Ivy started to get to get close to the VP, Void. Since the last book was Eva’s book, we didn’t get much of Ivy, but that changes here.
Ivy has taken over the growing room for the MC, and she’s still living in the Bricking Cell. You know, whatever floats your boat. She feels safe there. But she’s also trying to have a relationship with Void, who is the only one of the MC that she’s really romantically attached to. At the same time, she’s trying to figure out who she is and how she fits into the RBMC life in specific and life in general. She’s always put on a good face, as the sweet, virginal, good girl, but that was just her mask, and she doesn’t have to be that way anymore. She just doesn’t know how to not be that way yet. But she’s working on it. Meanwhile, she’s dealing with Void being all hot and cold, and Dash being her friend. (Dash wants to be more, but she doesn’t see it.)
On the other hand, we have Void. He got his road name because he is an emotionless void. He can just turn that shit off. But Ivy makes him feel things, and he doesn’t know how to deal with that, so he’s a little… off-kilter. He’s making some not great choices. He’s very hot and cold with Ivy because he wants to be with her, but he has this whole perfect virginal idea of her in his head, even though she’s done stuff that would show that she isn’t that perfect sweet being of light that he sees her as. But, he has stuff in his past that colors the way that he sees Ivy, until she kinda shoves things in his face and he realizes that his idea of her isn’t what is real.
I am madly in love with Ivy. I think that she is this perfect dichotomy of light and dark. She can switch back and forth from one to the other in a snap of the finger, and each side fits her perfectly. I really like how she really grows into herself and how she is able to be all the parts of herself and has found a world where she can be all those sides. I love her freedom and how she is totally herself.
Void is actually the best partner for her, I think. Yeah, he had some problems from his past that made it hard for him to see Ivy clearly for a while, but once he did, he really was perfect for her. I think that he has some of the same dichotomy that Ivy does, but not as equally as Ivy does. I do think that they totally balance each other and complement each other so well.
I can’t wait for more of the Tampa RBMC chapter. I think that KE Osburn is doing really well with them.
I want Void to teach me how to ride a bike too.
OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!