Book Review: SMUT by Karina Halle

Genre: NA, Romance

Pages: 315

Released on: May 16th, 2016

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Goodreads Summary:

What happens when the kink between the pages leads to heat between the sheets?

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad’s ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finally finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don’t want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that’s exactly what they both get when they’re forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is a pushy asshole (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her ass (though it’s a brilliant ass), they fight tooth and nail until they discover they write well together. They also may find each other really attractive, but that’s neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it’s not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality. Sure, they still fight a lot, but at least there’s make-up sex now.

But even as they start to fall hard for each other, will their burgeoning relationship survive if their scandalous secret is exposed? Or are happily-ever-afters just a work of fiction?

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Book Review: MR. WRONG by Jana Aston

Genre: Romance, NA

Pages: 206

Released on: October 7th, 2015

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I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma’s boy? Check, check and check.

Now I can’t stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It’s just a harmless crush, right? It’s not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It’s not like I’m going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he’s the doctor. Shoot. Me.

But what if, for once, the man I’ve had the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies about turned out to be everything but wrong?

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CHARGED by Jay Crownover Review + Excerpt Tour **Giveaway**

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From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes CHARGED, the latest in her sexy The Saints of Denver Series, releasing May 24th! Known for her strong heroines and alpha males, you won’t know what hit you as you read Avett and Quaid’s story. Keep reading for more about the Leagle Eagle and Avett and order your copy today.

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Book Review: LETTING GO by Holly Renee

Genre: NA, Romance

Pages: 211

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Goodreads Summary: When Kat was forced to leave the only home she had ever known due to her brother’s secrets, she wasn’t prepared for what was waiting for her in Tennessee or the choices it would force her to make.

Kat instantly knew she didn’t like Blake Reagan. He was cocky, stubborn, and infuriating. What Kat didn’t understand was why she couldn’t stop thinking about him or the way he made her feel.

The last thing Blake expected was for Kat Archer to storm into his world and turn it upside down. He thought he had her pegged from the beginning, but she destroyed everything he thought he knew. Blake was willing to fight to push his way into Kat’s heart, but she put up a wall at every turn as she clung to her past.

If she stayed, she’d risk the only family she had left. If she left, she’d lose Blake and every piece of her heart that he’d managed to steal.

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Best and Worst (Or At Least Not So Great) Books of 2015

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Today’s post is my favorite posts to do at the end of the year, and I say that with this being the second year I get to do this… But I do always like to reflect on all the books I’ve read in a year and figure out which are my absolute favorites and which I could have done without. Seriously, I probably could have done without some of the ridiculously, outrageously outlandish books I read in 2015 but, eh, what can you do? Sometimes you have to get a few sour ones to really appreciate the sweet ones.

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THE PLAY by Karina Halle – Release Day Launch! + Proceeds go to animal charities!

 

A troubled Scottish rugby player who

doesn’t play by the rules.

A vivacious man-eater who’s given up on love.

When it comes to Lachlan and Kayla, opposites don’t just attract – they explode.

Kayla Moore has always been comfortable with her feisty, maneating reputation. At least it was fine

until she hit her thirties and saw her best friends Stephanie and Nicola settle down with Linden and

Bram McGregor, leaving Kayla to be the odd one out. Tired of being the third wheel with nothing but

one-night stands and dead-end dates in San Francisco, Kayla decides to take a vow of celibacy and put

men on the backburner.

That is until she lays her eyes on Linden and Bram’s cousin, hot Scot Lachlan McGregor. Lachlan is her

sexual fantasy come to life – tall, tatted, and built like a Mack truck. With a steely gaze and successful

rugby career back in Edinburgh, he’s the kind of man that makes her want to throw her vow right out

the window. But Lachlan’s quiet and intense demeanor makes him a hard man to get to know, let alone

get close to.

It isn’t until the two of them are thrown together one long, unforgettable night that Kayla realizes there

is so much more to this brooding macho man than what meets the eye. But even with sparks flying

between the two, Lachlan can’t stay in America forever. Now, Kayla has to decide whether to uproot her

whole life and chance it all on someone she barely knows or risk getting burned once again.

Sometimes love is a game that just needs to be played.

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Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing

success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term

“Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet

romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU.

Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as

Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the

coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue

pup.

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I am so so excited to be part of the release launch for Karina! As my followers know, I have been in L-O-V-E with all the Karina books I’ve read thus far (and a new Karina book will be reviewed in the next couple of days, too) and I am SO EXCITED to read this! Not only is it two books in one (that’s just how long this beauty is), but the main character is based off Tom Hardy. Omg, yessssss. Mmmm. Love me some Tom Hardy. And, Karina has announced that all proceeds received from her RELEASE DAY purchases will go straight to animal charities! So, go save a cute animal and get a steamy book out of it! I know I am 😉

Book Review: THE PACT by Karina Halle

Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Pages: 287

Released on: December 28th, 2014

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It all started with a pinky swear…

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.

But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.

Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them are in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.

It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.
Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.

The pact is about to change everything.

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