Friday, October 18, 2019

FRIDAY FIVE: BEST BIKER BOOKS


FRIDAY FIVE: BEST BIKER BOOKS 

Who doesn’t love a great biker book? I know I do! These are my five favorites! What is the best biker book you’ve read? Give me some recommendations below

xoxo 
Christy 

5- Under Locke by Mariana Zapata 


He was my boss, my brother’s friend, a Widower, an ex-felon, and a man I’d seen casually with a handful of women. But he was everything that gripped me, both the good and the bad. Worst case scenario if things turned awkward between us, I could go somewhere else. I’d gotten over epic heartbreak before, one more wouldn’t kill me. 

After moving to Austin following six months of unemployment back home, Iris Taylor knows she should be glad to have landed a job so quickly... even if the business is owned by a member of the same motorcycle club her estranged father used to belong to. Except Dex Locke might just be the biggest jerk she’s ever met. He’s rude, impatient and doesn’t know how to tell time. 

And the last thing they ever expected was each other. 

But it was either the strip club or the tattoo shop. 

… she should have chosen the strip club.


4- Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole


Even salvation can be delivered through the love of the damned…

Beauty can be a curse.

Faith can be a cage.

Only love can set you free.


3- Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde 


Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse. She doesn’t know his real name or where he lives. She’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talked with her brother wasn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he wasn’t so damned sexy. 

Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What is he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming some biker’s property. 

Then her brother steals from the club. Now Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… and if she’s a very, very good girl, he’ll let her brother live. 


2- Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley 


Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss . . . 

Kane "Tack" Allen has a rule. He doesn't employ someone he's slept with. So when he learns he spent last night in bed with his new office manager, he quickly fires Tyra. Yet when Tyra stands up to him and fights for her job, Tack is intrigued. He tells her she can keep her job on one condition: no more sex. Ever. But as things heat up between them, Tack finds that he'll be the one breaking all the rules...


1- Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan 


Eva Fox is the princess of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club. Growing up with bikers in the club lifestyle is all that she knows. When she’s a young girl, Eva meets the reason for her existence. Deuce West is the sexy, biker bad-ass of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club—but that’s where the similarities end. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love. Fate continues to bring them together time and time again, but their twisted journey is filled with pain, betrayal, and bloodshed that could tear them apart. Eva sees in Deuce what he cannot see in himself—a man worthy of love—and Eva spends her lifetime proving to him that her undeniable love is the one thing he can’t live without. 

This is Eva and Deuce’s story. 

It wasn’t easy. 
Nothing worth doing ever is.
And love is worth everything.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Meet Your Next #OwnVoices: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang


The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang 

This book was one of my top favorite books in 2018. It was Helen Hoang's debut novel and she blew me away with her writing and her main character, Stella Lane. Stella is smart, successful, and also autistic. This is one of the first times I've read a book about an autistic heroine, and it felt so realistic and refreshing. When I found out that Helen Hoang was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder herself, I was in awe of her taking her own journey and inspiring such a wonderful book!  Check out my review for The Kiss Quotient below, as well as more info on Helen Hoang! 

Christy's Review

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There isn't much better as a reader than finding a debut novel that you have zero expectations for, and it blowing you away. The Kiss Quotient did just that. Helen Hoang wrote a book that is smart, sexy, made me laugh, and gave me just the right amount of feels. There wasn't one thing I would change about this story or the characters. I loved everything about it!

Stella Lane is a thirty year old econometrician who is smart and successful, but lacking in one area of her life. Relationships. After her mother pressuring her to settle down and meet someone, Stella decides it's time she gives it a try. Stella has Aspergers, a high-functioning form of Autism that makes her a little awkward when it comes to relationships, sex, and certain social situations. Due to this, she decides to hire an escort to 'teach' her how to navigate this.

This is where Michael enters. Michael is an escort, but he's so much more than that. He is a stand-up guy who only escorts on Friday nights as a way to help his family financially. Honestly, he feels that he has no choice. When he meets Stella, he is stunned someone like her would hire an escort. She fascinates him. Michael is kind to Stella, he's patient and understanding to her situation. So much so, that being with him one night won't do.

 
These were supposed to be simple sex lessons. Why was it getting so complicated?

Michael and Stella develop a friendship and relationship of sorts. One of my favorite things about this book was seeing how Michael grew to care for Stella, embraced her quirks and handled everything that made her different. Both of these characters made my heart so happy. I adored them both and wanted nothing more than their relationship/friendship to go to the next level.

One thing I found so refreshing about this book is Stella's character. I could tell Hoang knew what she was talking about when she wrote Stella. Even though Stella is much different than me, she was very relateable.  Michael and Stella brought out the best in one another and their connection and chemistry were off the charts.

The Kiss Quotient is quite honestly one of the best books I've read this year. It was perfection. The story is refreshing and unique, and the writing is intelligent and fresh. I can't wait to see what else Helen Hoang has in store. I'll definitely be reading every and anything else she puts out!

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About Helen Hoang



Helen Hoang is that shy person who never talks. Until she does. And the worst things fly out of her mouth. She read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger’s Syndrome. Her journey inspired THE KISS QUOTIENT. She currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband, two kids, and pet fish.

https://www.helenhoang.com/about-helen-hoang/



Be sure to check out ALL the #OwnVoices Tour stops! 

October 14th: 
Collector of Book Boyfriends 
(Guest post by author Tiffany Reisz)

October 15th: 
Beware of the Reader 
(Birthday by Meredith Russo) 

October 16th: 
Foxy Blogs 
(Guest post by author Susan Fanetti) 

October 17th: 
Book Babes Unite
(The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang) 

October 18th:
Collector of Book Boyfriends
(The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory)

October 21st:
Red Hot Ink 
(An Exhalation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur)

October 23rd:
Foxy Blogs 
(The Bride Test by Helen Hoang)

October 24th:
Collector of Book Boyfriends
(To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Cover Reveal: Landon and Shay by Brittainy C. Cherry

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Landon & Shay, an all-new emotional and touching duet from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming October 30th, and we have the gorgeous covers! 

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Shay Gable hated my guts, and I hated hers, too.


We went out of our way to avoid one another at all times. When she came my direction, I went the other. When we locked eyes, she’d turn and walk away. 


All of that changed the day I was presented with a challenge. It started out as a stupid bet: make Shay fall in love with me before I fell in love with her first.


That was an easy bet for me to win. 

I didn’t love, I hardly liked. 


Yet slowly the game started to shift. Shay made me crave things I never knew I wanted like love, happiness, and her.


The closer we grew, the more she challenged my darkness, and the parts I kept locked away.


The hurts.

The pains.

The truth.


The game between us became too real, our feelings intermixed, and the risks of hurting one another grew higher. 


But you know what they say... 

All’s fair in the game of love and war—especially the heartbreaks.


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Preorder Landon and Shay: Part One now!

Releasing October 30th 

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Landon and Shay: Part Two will be releasing December 4th!
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About Brittainy
Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.

She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.



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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Code of Conduct by April White is LIVE!


There are three things you need to know about Shane P.I. 
1) P.I. is not her last name, it’s her job title, 
2) Her specialty is catching cheaters, and 
3) she’s a superhuman – kind of.
Gabriel is a security expert for Cipher Security, and a former UN Peacekeeper with a fierce protective streak that finds its focus on the beautiful P.I.
Their attraction is like an elephant in a room full of breakable things, and figuring out how to trust each other with their hearts, and maybe their lives, is the most fragile thing of all.




Christy's Review 
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Code of Conduct is my first book by April White, and it was a real win for me. Initially, I picked this up because I knew it was going to be in the world of Penny Reid's Cipher Security, and I love those characters. There was a lot of them in this book, so Reid fan's won't be disappointed. But Gabriel and Shane's story also stood out on it's own.

Shane is a PI and specializes in catching cheaters. While catching one, she crosses paths with a few guys from Cipher Security. Gabriel Eze is one of those guys. Shane finds herself in a bit of trouble with said cheater, and Cipher Security needs her help. While trying to figure everything out, she consults with them and starts to spend a lot more time with Gabriel...
“You could never be normal. Extraordinary is not normal. Stunning is not normal. Brilliant is. Not. Normal.”
There was such a great build up to the romance between these two. I love a good slow burn romance. I also love strong female leads, and Shane is one of the strongest heroines I've read about in a while. She has such a kick-ass, take no crap personality and I loved it. I also loved Gabriel. He's family oriented, sweet, and anyone who loves show-tunes like me is amazing in my book. It took a while for Shane to open up to Gabriel, but he was patient with her always. And when they were finally together, it was fire. I loved so much how Gabriel saw Shane and got her to see herself. It made my heart so happy.

I really did enjoy this book lots, the only reason it missed the five star mark for me is that it did start off a bit slow for me and took me a while to connect. I attribute that to the fact that it's a romantic suspense and that's not my favorite type of romance. Still, I'm so glad I picked this one up because I loved so much about it, plus I found a new author to read! April White's writing was fantastic and I can't wait to dive into more of her books in the future.

You don't need to read any of Penny Reid's books to read this one, but I can't recommend enough that you pick up 'Love Hacked'. It's one of my favorite Penny books and Sandra and Alex are my favorite couple of hers. They do play a somewhat prominent part in this story so if you've read and loved that book like me, you'll be plesently surprised. I found myself with a huge smile on my face every time they were on the page.

If you're looking for a character driven romantic suspense with a lot of tension and a great slow burn, pick this one up!!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Blog Tour: Dreams of 18 by Saffron A. Kent







Violet Moore is in love with a man who hates her.

Well, to be fair, she kinda deserves it.

On her eighteenth birthday, she got drunk and threw herself
at him, causing the biggest scandal of their sleepy suburban town.

Now, everyone thinks she’s a slut and he has disappeared.
Rumor has it that he’s been living up in the mo
untains of Colorado, all alone
and in isolation.

But Violet is going to make it right.

She’s going to find him and bring him back.

No matter how cruel and mean he is. Or how much he hurts her with his cold-hearted and abrasive ways, she won’t give up.

And neither will she think about his tempting lips or his
sculpted muscles or his strong hands. The hands that she wants on her body,
touching her, feeling her skin…

The hands that make her want to forget everything and kiss
Graham Edwards – Mr. Edwards, actually -- again.

Because you don’t go around kissing your best friend’s dad,
do you?

Even though that’s all you ever dream about. 


Get Your Copy HERE:






CHRISTY'S REVIEW: 


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"You’re a girl who makes a man go bad."


If you are a lover of forbidden/age gap romances, you need this book in your life. I always pick up Saffron A. Kent's books because her writing is stunning. This is one of those books that once you start it, you won't want to put it down. From the very first page to the last, I was invested.

Violet and her sister notice they have two new neighbors moving in next door on Violet's 16th birthday. While her sister is checking out the guy Violet's age, the only one Violet sees is the other guy. He's rugged, handsome, and just happens to be her neighbors 34 year old father. For two years, Violet watches him. She's intrigued by everything he does and little by little she falls in love. On Violet's 18th birthday, she only wants one thing. A kiss. She takes it. And she's not prepared for the consequences.

Violet and Graham's love story isn't traditional. It's taboo in many ways and angsty as all get out. It may not be your typical romance, but it's beautifully written and utterly romantic. You can tell these two love each other so deeply, even when Graham doesn't want to. When everything unfolds, it's just gorgeous. Graham is a bit of an anti-hero and he can be a jerk at times, but once you get to really know him, you understand why. I loved them together. Also, this book was crazy steamy. For anyone looking for a super sexy read, this is a must read! If you've read Medicine Man, you may recognize Violet's name. I loved that little tie in and I'm hoping we get more books from that world.

I loved this Beauty and the Beast type romance. It gave me so many feels, had angst, steam, and lots of romance. Another great story by Saffron. I'm looking forward to whatever she puts out next!!
This is what it feels like, I think. When your dreams come true. When something you’ve wanted for so long is finally yours. He is mine. This man is mine.


Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of
Contemporary and New Adult romance. 

More often than not, her love stories are
edgy, forbidden and passionate. 

Her work has been featured in Huffington Post,
New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She lives in New York
City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books.




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