Featured Post

#AudiobookReview ~ Released: Vagabond Circus (#3) by Sarah Noffke

Released: Vagabond Circus, Book 3 Written by: Sarah Noffke Narrated by: Steve Barnes Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins  Series: Vagabond Cir...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Being Me (Inside Out #2) by Lisa Renee Jones

Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the lost journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.
In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca, but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?

To compare these books to Fifty Shades of Grey is misleading. Honestly, these are so much better than Fifty Shades of Grey and I liked Fifty Shade of Grey ... but they didn't keep me up all night reading!
It's been a long time since I've wanted to just keep reading and ignore the fact that I need sleep ... just keep reading and reading until I am finished!

In the first book we were left with a cliff hanger ... we continue this book there
I love the story in this series!
Chris and Sara both need to learn to trust but that's easier said than done when you have secrets you think will ruin a relationship ...
We learn more about Chris in this book ... some warm and fuzzy and some dark and cold
it's a roller coaster ride for sure ... but one worth riding

Sara's past catches up to her and threatens to ruin it all

Both Sara and Chris delve farther into the mystery surrounding Rebecca ... What happened to her?
Hmmm ... Im not telling ... READ THE BOOK ;)
They also get more serious about trying to contact Sara's friend Ella

The twists and turns keep you glued to this book ... I didn't see a lot of that coming and I want MORE!
I've said it before, I wish I was a writer or had a natural gift for writing witting and charming blog posts ... all I can do is tell you I LOVED THIS BOOK
I love some good hot steamy sex in a book ... who doesn't? LOL
but I need a book with depth ... a story to draw me in and keep me interested
sex isn't everything, it's more of a bonous ;)
this book (and If I Were You & Rebecca's lost journals) does this .. it keeps your heart racing, your emotions going crazy and you hunger for more

I highly recommend this book but you need to know ... this is not a stand a lone book ... NO WAY
YOU NEED the others ... YOU WANT the others (trust me)

I am so glad I purchased Revealing Us with these books ... cause I can't wait to dive into more Chris and Sara

Rebecca's Lost Journals by Lisa Renee Jones continued ...

Rebecca's Lost Journals (Inside Out #1.1-1.4; 2.5) by Lisa Renee Jones

I left my last blog open because I didn't finish it, as was suggested before the last novella The Master Undone (Mark's POV)
Im glad I waited to read this novella ... if you intend to read the whole series (AND YOU SHOULD!) leave this novella before you continue on with BEING ME!
this novella takes place almost immediately after Being Me ends

Up til now, I haven't known what to make of Mark ... I'm not sure if I like him or hate him ... maybe both!
He's a mystery.
He's controlling, dominating, arrogant
He's sexy
He does seem to have a sense of humour, though it doesn't come out (he's in control)

We know a little about him but not a lot
This novella is a twist in that it shows us a glimpse into Mark's life when it's changing ...
I can't wait to read more about him ... I'd like an entire book or more about him so we can see into past, his mind, his life

Hmm, I think I might like Mr Compton!

While Rebecca's Lost Journals contains 4 novellas ...
The Seductions
The Contract
His Submissive
My Master 

and ...
The Master Undone 
...you can buy them separately in ebooks (on Amazon, Kobo, etc) 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rebecca's Lost Journals (Inside Out #1.1-1.4; 2.5) by Lisa Renee Jones

Includes Rebecca’s Lost Journals #1-4 (The SeductionThe ContractHis SubmissiveMy Master)and The Master Undone

In this stand alone collection connected to the Best Selling Inside Out Series, you meet Rebecca Mason, the intriguing woman who penned an erotic journal that changed everyone’s life it touched. This is her story, in her words.....

Rebecca’s Lost Journals.....
Rebecca Mason has known heartache and sorrow in her life, losing everyone she loves. She’s on her own in San Francisco, lost in every way, until she dares to make the decision to chase her dream of working in the art world. It is then that he meets a rich, seductively powerful man who will become the Master she never knew she wanted and change her life forever. He will lead her on a dark, passionate journey where pain is pleasure and pleasure is pain, and where every limit she once had is no more. In this man, she will find solace to her pain, an escape from the ache inside her. And in him, she will discover a darkness she may never escape.
Bonus Story included:
Master Undone in his POV... 
I told him goodbye, and I will not call him. I know if I do, it will be my undoing, and I'll once again be caught up in his spell. I will once again be . . . lost.
In her private journals, Rebecca laid bare her soul, revealing her obsession for the one man whose erotic demands captivated her imagination--and enslaved her forever. Now, with Rebecca no longer in his life "he" is lost, questioning everything he thought he knew about himself and about control he holds in such high regard. One women will reach out to heal him and then turn away, leaving him haunted. She is nothing he thought he wanted and somehow everything he needs. He tells himself to forget her but he cannot escape his desire for her. He has to have more...

I wasn't sure I'd like reading a journal style book ... but it IS part of the INSIDE OUT series and so I wanted to read it!
I really liked it ... I liked that within this book it was short stories, diary/journal entries,  written by the character so you really feel as though you are reading her personal journals!
such a forbidden thing ... Ooooooooo =)
copied from my goodreads review so far ...
I read the first three novellas within this book ... and stopped at the last
I'm on page 167 of 240 of Rebecca's Lost Journals: I love reading Rebecca's lost journals .... Am stopping though at this point to read Being Me as suggested in this book ... I will finish after reading Being me ...... ~exciting~
I'd like to note: there are not 240 pages of this book ... after 215 it's a preview of IF I WERE YOU!

Here is where the books suggests I wait ...
Anyways, I really enjoyed this style of book as I was able to read and finish little stories in during my day ... in between household chores, or outings! HAHA
Now I am reading BEING ME ...
Not sure at which point I should be reading this last story ... but ... I'll blog about it when I do ;)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hard As You Can - Laura Kaye

Allergies have been terrible this spring and causing all kinds of problems ... the itchy watery eyes, itchy skin, headaches and sinus issues ... ACK! They made it very difficult to sit and read! So not fair!
So it took me some time but I am FINISHED reading Laura Kaye's second Hard Ink Novel ... HARD AS YOU CAN

Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.

Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed. 

Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn't want him to uncover. Too bad. He’s exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can—and never let go.

This story picks up where it left off in HARD AS IT GETS, which is great because you didn't want to miss a moment from the last book!
Shane is a southern boy with charm and sexy to boot!
He's got a past that will break your heart ...
Crystal is paying for her father's sins and trying to protect her baby sister...
she's living in a world of drugs, sex and violence ... can she trust Shane?

Again, I laughed and I cried through this book (and it wasn't just my allergies!)
While this book is about Shane and Crystal ... it's also about Nick and Shane, they have issues to work out ... old hurts to heal
You also get a sneak peak about Easy (Edward)
Got my interest peaked!
I love getting to know each of the guys from the team ...to be honest, I can't wait for MARZ's book!!!
and the dog ... Ooooooh I love the dog! lol

I wish these books came out back to back to back ...
I recommend this book ... but you are going to want the first book too! ;)

I really wish I was more eloquent with words ... LOL
I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to get my hands on Easy's novella
Easy's book -Hard to Hold on to

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Allergies ...

Eeeeh GAH!
Allergy season sucks!
while I have been taking my OTC allergy medication every day like a good girl, It's not very effective!

As a result, my allergies are upsetting my sinuses causing me jaw pain, eye pain and headaches!
All this is affecting my ability to read!

Time to start looking for a new allergy medication  ... I need to read ... I NEED IT!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Read IF I WERE YOU FREE NOW & Enter for your chance

Lisa Renee Jones: enter to win  <Facbook link

Read IF I WERE YOU FREE NOW & Enter for your chance to #WIN $50 to spread the word! 
IF I WERE YOU is up at NetGalley Read it for free HERE: https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/show/id/34865

Help spread the word -and enter for your chance to win $50#Giftcard, Inside Out Bags, Chris Merit Pens, Yankee Candles and super cute Eiffel Tower Wine Stopper or Beer opener!!

To enter - Instagram, Tweet, Pin, Share, Like, Comment telling us what you did - leave a link to your entries!!

Winners announced Wednesday 5/7!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

To-be-read bookshelf

I love books!
I love buying books ... on sale!
I have a paid discount membership to Chapters.indigo bookstore just to ensure I save money on my purchases ... it's not a waste of my money!
I buy books online because I often get a bigger discount ... most of my hardcover books are 40-50% off! Yippeee!
My hubby buys me books all the time (Bless his heart and soul ... he's amazing)
He refills my Chapters.indigo gift card so I can buy my own books (he really has no idea what books I want, need or desire) which I can use both in the store or online (for those of you without a credit card this is a great tip! You can buy a gift card and use it online just like a credit card)
I buy myself books all the time and so I find myself with 40 books on my to-be-read bookshelf
Some were given to me but most are brand new!
***this does not include ebooks I've purchased ... hehehe
They are beautiful ...
did that stop me from buying 3 more books yesterday?
I had no idea Lisa Renee Jones was going to leave me on a cliff hanger in her book 'If I Were You'
And did it stop me from placing a preorder for June ... 4 more books?
Um, NO ... I need those too!
I have every book in that series (Outlander by Diana Gabaldon) and well I surely need the books in the other series!?!?

Books are my drug!
I crave them, I need them, I want more!
I'm not ashamed either ;)

My TO-BE-READ bookshelf
two media shelves dedicated to specific authors
and random stuff on the very bottom! lol 
I have 11 bookshelves in my home ... 4 are large and the rest are these amazing media shelves. They are meant for cds and dvds but they work amazingly well for paperback books!
So if you think you don't have enough room for bookshelves and you have a lot of paperbacks ... this is a great solution!

PS: (do you do PS on blogs? oh well ...I'm doing it! lol)
I am not a greedy book lover either ... I share my books with a select few who know the rules and are trusted with my darlings ... Lisa's lending Library ... it makes buying books more wonderful when you can share it! =)