Thursday, August 28, 2014

Temporary Blog Tour by Kim Carmichael

Content, consistent and calm described Ivan Harlow’s life to a tee. Satisfied with being a artist at the world-famous Permanent Tattoo, playing the role of eternal side-kick, and of course, hooking up with his best friend’s baby sister, his days are predictable and fun, and nothing has to change. With his live story permanently embedded in his skin, he still can’t help but feel anything he dares to love will only be temporary.

All Emily Elliott wants are some big changes in her life. She wants to make it big in the world makeup, needs to show her three big brothers she is all grown up, and dreams of truly being with Ivan, the man she has wanted since she was seven years old. 

However, when the fate of the tattoo shop is put into Ivan and Emily’s hands, they must not only work together outside of the bedroom, but face their own personal truths, and figure out what is permanent, what is temporary and where love fits.

Temporary is Book Two in the Indelibly Marked Series that revolves around the lives and loves of the Elliott Family and Permanent Tattoo. Each full-length book can be read as a stand-alone, and features its own couple.


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Review: 4 Temporary stars!!

Temporary is book 2 in the Indelibly Marked Series. While you do not have to read Permanent, I suggest you do. You get more detailed background about Emily and Ivan's past. Kim gives you all the info you need to understand everything that happens, it just adds more to the story if you read book 1 first. 

Emily is the little sister to the legendary tattoo artist Shane Elliott. Ivan is Shane's best friend and has been for years. He also does tattoo work. Emily has loved Ivan for as far back as she can remember. But Ivan only sees her as Shane's little sister, until one day he doesn't.

Even though they have slept together on more than 1 occasion, Ivan refuses to take things further for fear of losing not only Shane but Emily as well. So he refuses to change things. A family crisis occurs and forces Emily and Ivan to work closely together for a couple months. Emily tries to resist Ivan, but her love for him shines through and she can't refuse him, even though it ends up hurting her every time.

While running the tattoo shop, another crisis occurs and they want to keep Shane and his wife stress free so they attempt to smooth it over themselves. Can they manage to save the tattoo shop and keep themselves sane? 

Temporary is beautifully written, with some hot tattooed men who adore the woman they love. They may be hard headed and refuse to see what is in front of them, but when they finally see the light they charge full steam ahead. That's why I love Kim's writing, she knows how to make the perfectly flawed men who need love and are scared to go for it. The character development is amazing to watch in each book. Kim has a fan for life in me. Now, when can I get my hands on Carson?? I'm most excited for that one!!


Interview with JB Fellers, Cover Model for Permanent.


Have you read Permanent? I have not read it.


If so, is there anything about Shane that you relate to? If not,whats stopping you? I have dyslexia so spending my time reading my school textbooks is all the reading I can take.


How many Tattoos do you have? Any meanings behind them?I have 5 tattoos. All of them have meaning. My first was my 21st bday gift to myself. It is a sun with 3 moons. 3 is my favorite number. My tree is by my favorite artist mc Escher. My lion is colored blue so the tattoo stands for strength, honesty and loyalty (all attributes I hope others see in me). My 4-5 are birds in relief on my back that I drew myself.


Three things about yourself that most people don't know? 1. I have written 2 books of poetry when I was younger and tried to get them published when I was a teen. 2. My favorite poet is Edgar Allen Poe. 3. I believe the most valuable thing someone can give me, or I them, is time.


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What inspired you to write the Indelibly Marked Series?  I loved the idea of the bad boy with a heart of gold.  I wanted someone who was off the beaten track and totally and completely Los Angeles.  Shane was born because I love that look and that image.


Who is your favorite character to write?  Oh geez, thats like asking to choose a favorite child.  I have to say that while Shane will always hold a special place in my heart, the title of my favorite person to write has to go to his best friend, Ivan.  He is so damaged and so worried and just wants to do the right thing.  He’s so afraid of anything upsetting his little universe and I just could really identify with him.  


What is your attraction to Tattooed men?  It seems like men with tattoos are very deep, so deep that they need to put on their skin what maybe they can’t say in words.


What kind of research did you do for the series?  I visited a lot of shops in Hollywood, I interviewed tattoo artists from around the country, and I did an extensive interview with Dirk Vermin (Bad Ink).  For some of the plot points in the second book I did consult with two dermatologists.


Are there going to be more books in this series?  There will be two more to round off the series.  Carson, the quiet brother, and we will end with Dillon.


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

VANQUISH by Pam Goodwin

Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only

It is recommended to read after Deliver, but it can be read as a stand-alone.

Her life is like a prison cell.

A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.

Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.

The 6x8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.

But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.

And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.

But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.

Christy's 5 star review 
Vanquish (Deliver, #2)Vanquish by Pam Godwin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars!

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First things first, this was brilliant! I have been a ‘Van fan’ from the beginning and his book didn’t disappoint! Before I start my review, I know a lot of people are going to wonder if you can read Vanquish as a stand alone. The answer is yes. The author puts it in the best way- Vanquish is a stand-alone, BUT if you intend to read the first book, Deliver, DO NOT read Vanquish first. There are numerous references in this book that will spoil the surprises in Deliver. If you don’t plan on reading Deliver, carry on. Deliver is a book I would highly recommend, so I say don’t skip out on it!

When I first read DELIVER by Pam Godwin, I was one of the weird ones that loved Van. Yes, he’s a messed up guy with tons of issues and he’s done  a lot of terrible things, but I felt like he did some of them with good intentions. Am I delusional for loving him? Maybe. But I don’t care. He’s kind of hard to resist…

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Van is dark and dangerous. He would seem to some as more of a villain than a hero. I’m not going to sugar coat it- Van has done some bad and unforgivable things in his past. He is not a ‘good guy’. But for the few people he loves and cares about, he would do anything for them. Van has been working up to something important. He has a plan and he’s trying to figure out a way to go about working his plan. He needs more info. To do that, essentially spies, or stalks on someone… In the process of doing this, he meets a girl named Amber. He can tell straight away something is ‘off’ with Amber.
What was wrong with this girl? The intensity of her fear resonated deep within the depraved part of his being. It was as intoxicating as her beauty, but where did it come from? What was she afraid of?

Amber suffers from agoraphobia. She is self-confined to her home. She is more afraid of being out there than anything. Even if it means being in her home with someone like Van.

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Van knows Amber has issues, but there is something about her that makes him want her. Plus, he could use her to help him with his ultimate goal. He knows maybe he shouldn’t… but he can’t help himself. He has to have her.
He should leave the poor girl to deal with her demons, but instinct demanded he take control of this… of her.

Amber hasn’t had an easy life. The last two years have been hell. More than that really- with an emotionally abusive ex, along with all her other issues, someone like Van barging into her very structured life is the last thing she wants or needs. Even with all the bad and crazy, Amber sees something in Van. Something that makes her want to stay.
She glanced over his shoulder and took in the menagerie of brokenness with new eyes. It was tragic and beautiful and inspiring.


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Pam Godwin has a way about writing damaged characters to perfection. Not only did she give us one damaged main character, but we got two. And it worked. Van and Amber have a ton of issues between them, but in the end, are able to help each other with them. Van’s way of helping Amber was far from conventional… but his heart is in the right place. I think ;)

Every time I hear Pam has a new release coming out I get all kinds of excited, knowing it will be dark, sexy and unique. She’s a brilliant story teller who is exceptional when it comes to writing raw and gritty and putting in the best twists and turns.

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The writing was captivating, the story completely sucked me in with it s original and somewhat disturbing story line. It was intense, erotic, emotional and thrilling, but overall- it was a story of overcoming obstacles. Of taking people the way they are, loving not just the good parts of them, but the fucked up parts too. It may push your boundaries at times, but some of the best books do. I fell for Van even more in this book and I loved Amber as well. This is a book, an author, and a series you won’t want to miss out on. It comes very highly recommended by me!!!
Because I like you, too.

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He stalked toward her, mirroring the tilt of her head, knees and shoulders loose, and his gaze holding her prisoner. A breath away, he paused, soaking in the subtleties of her tipped-up chin, parting lips, and glossy but resolute eyes.

With the next breath, he launched, hands on her jaw, fingers spread around the back of her head.

His elbows dropped, shoulders raised, and he yanked her to him, lifting her on tiptoes, guiding her mouth, taking it. His grip twisted through her hair as he drew in her upper lip and shoved her against the fridge, following her with the weight of his body.

The kiss went fucking wild, their lips mashing in a frantic battle. His tongue plunged her mouth, attacking, thrusting in and out, possessing her movements, owning her. Breath for breath, lick after lick, he ate at her mouth, tasting, devouring.

He dropped his hands to her breasts, squeezing ruthlessly as he rolled his cock against her cunt.

His tongue tingled, his skin burned, and his head swam. God, she was a drug, and he was so fucking high.

She gripped his biceps, bit at his lips, and threw her arms over his shoulders, her fingers scratching the fuck out his back. He shuddered, loving it, but he was in control.

Reaching back, he grabbed her wrists and slammed them above her head. Their bodies ground together, his forearms pressing hers to the fridge, their tongues dancing and clashing. Chest-to-chest, hips fused together, he flexed his ass, dry humping her like a horny teenager.

Jesus, fuck, he didn't care. He wanted her.

He leaned back to study her face and found strong smoldering eyes, sharp breaths, and swollen wet lips. Whatever she saw in his expression made her mouth chase his and her fingers curl around his hands. They kissed endlessly, fueling the fire and pushing his control long past the point of discomfort before pulling back and starting all over again.

When he broke the kiss with a hand on her jaw, they panted as one, mouths open and so close their bottom lips brushed. She peered at him through lowered lashes, and he stared back in awe. What trembled between them wasn't an if? Or even a how hard? Those were foregone. The question they shared was simple.



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Black Lies by Alessandra Torre


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Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years. Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.
Lee: Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not. I love 2 men. I want 2 men. If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t.



atAlessandra Torre is a USA Today Bestselling author who focuses on contemporary erotica. Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was published in July 2012, and was an Erotica #1 Bestseller for two weeks.
Alessandra lives in the gulf coast of Florida and is married, with one young child. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dogs. Her favorite authors include Lisa Gardner, Gillian Flynn, and Jennifer Crusie.


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Bella's Review: 10,000 Stars!!! Click here for my review.

Chris's Review: Best book I've read this year! Click here for my review. 

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Debt Inheritance by Pepper Winters BLOG TOUR

Christy's 5 star review! 

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Dark and Sinful stars!!!

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As a reader, I love the dark and twisted reads. I can’t get enough of the ones that make my heart race and keep me on the edge of my seat. It is most certainly one of my genres of choice. More often than not, books are classified as ‘dark’ but still have some sweet, some romance, some happy. I can state with absolute certainty that Debt Inheritance isn’t one of those books. It’s dark, gritty and erotic, but not in a sweet way. In a dark and sexy way. Pepper Winters is one of the few authors I’ve read that can pull off dark and raw flawlessly. Once you meet Jethro Hawk, you’ll know exactly what I mean.

Jethro is a Hawk, and that means something. His family is influential in many ways. Now that he’s twenty nine, he gets the family inheritance. He gets to collect the woman who’s family has had a long standing debt to his.

There was a debt to be paid. And I was the method of extraction. Plain and simple. I’m a Hawk. She’s a Weaver. That was all I needed to know.

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Nila Weaver isn’t your average twenty four year old woman. She’s a fashion designer, and after living a fairly sheltered life, the only people she’s close with are her brother and father. She lives her life cautiously. She works hard, lives up to all the expectations placed on her, and doesn’t date. Besides her family, she keeps to herself. When she meets Jethro Hawk- everything changes.

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It is so refreshing to find an anti-hero that is more of a villain than anything else. Maybe it’s just me, but I love when my heroes have more dark than light. I’m not sure if there is anything redeemable there with Jethro, but I’m dying to find out! Cold, cunning, calculating- he was, quite frankly a little terrifying, yet very alluring. Ruthless and yummy- I have to say I’m fascinated by this man.

Let her believe her tears affected me, opening my arms and offering false humanity. I let her believe I had a soul, and didn’t punish her for hoping. Hoping I was redeemable. Such a silly girl. A silly toy. She’d been given to me to do as I pleased. And everyone knows, you don’t give a pet to a killer.

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Nila is a shy girl at first, a little peculiar… but damn! Does she come out of her shell. She is a little firecracker underneath it all. A strong woman who isn’t going to just lie down and take it. She’s a fighter and is tougher than she seems. Going through all this really forces her to come into herself, stand up for herself and show that fierce strength she’s always had lurking inside.

Debt Inherence was extremely fast paced, thrilling, wickedly sexy and bold. This author always goes out of the box and gives us original twisted and captivating tales. Is there a cliffhanger- of course there is. It’s a dark trilogy. You know the ending is going to leave you hanging and craving more. And once you finish, you will want so much more.

I devoured this book. It is a unique story full of secrets and suspense.  There were so many things I was questioning that came to light by the end, but I still have so much more I need to know. I will be highly anticipating the next installment of this deliciously dark series.

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I truly was Cinderella, only my prince threw away the glass slipper and stole me away before midnight struck. My prince was evil. My prince was a villain.

Monday, August 25, 2014

BEAST 2 by Ella James- Release day!

This is an erotic fairy tale inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

Yes or no? What will she do? Can Annabelle redeem Beast with her heart intact, or will her time at La Rosa Prison ruin her? Find out who Beast really is in the dark, erotic retelling of Beauty & The Beast.

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“You look nervous,” he says. His hand, still in my hair, turns to my cheek. It’s warm. Smells good. “Come and sit down.” 

He takes my hand and leads me to a window seat. A built-in bench, pressed up against a wall of glass. He wraps his hands around my waist and lifts me up. Sits me down up there. My eyes scan the patchy, dirt-strewn yard outside. The way the rain smashes off the ground and into something else. The sky is white. Stark white. 

“Just a minute,” he says. 

My mind screams as he steps away. He reaches onto some shelves along the wall and grabs an armful of navy blue blankets. Painters’ blankets, I realize as he holds them out for me. He sits them on the bench beside me. Smooths one out. Lifts me up and sits me on it. Then he tucks another one behind me. 

“Thank you,” I murmur. Despite the blankets’ tattered appearance, they seem soft enough. There’s no paint on them, and they don’t smell like it. Another one unfolded by his big hands, tucked around me. 

“You got wet. Warm up a moment.” 

I sit there because my brain is broken and my heart feels puffed up like a balloon. 

He climbs up behind me and gently nudges me forward. He leans his torso up against mine, spreads his legs around my butt and thighs. Strong hands begin to knead my shoulders. 

“Don’t be nervous here, Angel. I’ll take care of you. Always.”

About Ella James

Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at and follow her blog, Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at

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