☞☞☞Black Lies – Alessandra Torre ★★★★★ #BookReview #Review ☜☜☜☜


Black Lies – [kindle edition] $2.99 (will be going up to $3.99 very soon)

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 body. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.

Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails.

If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t.

**This is a STANDALONE full-length novel. It is not part of a series, and does not contain a cliffhanger.**

It’s been several days since I read this. I’m still reeling from how utterly great it was. Actually it was beyond great. It was outstanding. Alessandra Torre has really outdone herself with this book!

I wish that I could tell you in intricate detail everything that is going on this book, but I don’t want to spoil it, because everyone who reads this should find out on their own, what the hell is going on here. I don’t think that you’ll be disappointed, you may finish the book and say; I need more, or that’s it? It’s over, it can’t be. Because I know I did. I think had Alessandra made this a thousand page epic saga, I would still want more.
One thing that I utterly love about this author is the way that she writes women. Layana was no exception, I didn’t mind half the stuff she was doing because I wanted her to succeed even if it was at the cost of other people. I rooted for her, cheered for her, wanted to see her happy, because she demanded it of herself. None of her actions felt wrong, no matter how ludicrous things were becoming. Characters like that in a genre like this are few and far between, between Torre has an amazing knack of writing them.

The two male leads Brant and Lee are equally mesmerizing, I didn’t know who I liked more. Well, technically that’s not true. Overall I preferred Lee. You start throwing around alpha, dominant, animatistic tendencies and my panties will virtually melt on the spot. There just wasn’t enough of him for me. Not to say that Brant wasn’t great, he was. He was just a little too sweet at times, a little too passive and I struggled to see through all his challenges how he could possibly still want to stay in a relationship where he was so in love but had so many questions about where Layana’s heart was. The fight is there, he’s just constantly teetering on the edge.

Outside of the characters this story is just so well written. Chapters are short, you get perspective from each of the characters and it’s all wrapped up beautifully with wonderfully laid out scenes and great sex. If you’ve been on the fence about reading this book, get off it now! It’s such a great book. This author really does get better and better with each of her stories. I didn’t at any point want to put this book down. The moment it ended, I wanted to pick it up and re-read it all over again. My only disappointment was that it had to end.

The book is currently on sale for $2.99, but it’s going to be going up in price soon. Get it today, because I think that it’s going up to its regular price very soon and even then I would still say get it, because it’s worth ever last cent.

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Possessed by You & Perfected by You (Torn Trilogy Books 2 & 3) – J.M. Walker ★☆☆☆☆ #BookReview #Review

  

Revealed by You (Torn Trilogy Book 2) – [kindle edition] $2.99

The sharp edge of love…

Brett MacLean was possessive. Even more since I became his. He was my desire…my ultimate pleasure…he was mine.

As each day passed, he revealed a part of himself that had lain dormant. A broken childhood. A troubled man. One I was determined to help.

After months together, I thought I knew him. But soon realized I was wrong. His dark secrets were only the beginning. The past was more disturbing than I ever could have fathomed.

His deep seeded need for me came with a price that could have consequences. I needed him just as much. Because of this, we would be tested. My greatest fear was that it would take us beyond the limits of our love.

 

Perfected by You (Torn Trilogy Book 3) – [kindle edition] .99¢

An all-consuming need…
Evvie Neal was my addiction. The love I felt for her controlled me and it brought me to my knees. She was my one. My only.
Destroyed as a boy, healed as a man, she was my saving grace. The first person who knew the real me. Because of her, I became stronger. Whole. A true warrior in my own personal Hell.
As time went on, demons from my past haunted me, threatening to ruin what I had worked so hard to become. Strong.
The ultimate sacrifice was giving up a piece of myself to be perfect. For her.

I wavered so much between hating the books and tolerating the books. I ended up just hating them. Hating them because they were stupid, not romantic and mainly they were repetitious over sexed dull reads. So why did I bother reading out the series? My rational was this; a lot and I mean a lot of people were giving it high a rating. I thought that maybe at the very end it would redeem itself. It never did. It just got progressively more stupid. Of course I could be in the minority here. I should be kind and just say it wasn’t my cup of tea. But honestly I think it’s more than that; you either loved this series or you loathed it and I loathed it.

So why? Because Brett called Evvie “Lover” and it never came across as endearing. Instead it grated on my last nerve. She wasn’t lover she was “Luvah” it sounded horrible, from the moment that it started through all of the books. If that wasn’t bad enough he was always smug or smirking and very rarely anything in between. I think that I actually hate those words now. Each time I see them in another book, I cringe a little taken back to Torn.

Overall Brett just wasn’t the sweet alpha male that needed Evvie… What he needed was a Valium and some serious counseling. I found it hard to believe that his method self-control was to always be “in” Evvie. It was sick, it wasn’t sweet. He used her and not in the Dominant/submissive way. He just took whatever he needed from her. Had the relationship not developed beyond the physical I think this would have been a lot better. It was force feed down our throats that these two loved one another, but I just didn’t see it.

…and I can’t even get into Evvie, because she just really pissed me off. She represented everything that I cannot stand in my female heroes. She had no respect for herself and she often came across as week, even when she was (trying to be) strong. Her tone was whiny and nothing about her made me root for her one bit. I couldn’t have cared less about her.

It’s such a shame too, because I originally went into the books thinking that I would love them. I walked away feeling like no amount of scrubbing would remove the crap that I had poured over for days. I am so disappointed with this series, just so disappointed. I even waited a little while to post a review because I was hoping that I would feel differently about the books. Since my reading of them, I’ve read a couple of outstanding books and I think that I am more pissed off now because I waited this long to get through that shit, to get to the great reads waiting for me on the other side. Maybe the only redeeming thing about reading these books, was it made me appreciate the excellent books that I have read since. I guess I can be thankful for that. But that’s about all I am thankful for.

I can’t in good faith recommend these books. Stay away, as far as I’m concerned. If you’re tempted to read them, please don’t blame me if you end up hating them. On the other hand if you end up enjoying them, I’m genuinely happy for you. Really I am.

∞ It’s a Release Day Blitz – Reasonable Doubt 3 – Whitney G. ∞

Another book released today that everyone needs to get now! This is another series that I am utterly in love with and I can’t wait to find out how it ends because based on the two other books, it didn’t look like it was going to end well.


Reasonable Doubt 3 – [kindle edition] $2.99

I hate him…
I hate that I fell in love with him, I hate that he didn’t love me back, and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I could get the hell away from him.

He’d always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold…

I really should’ve believed him…

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☛ ☛ **NEW BOOK RELEASE TODAY: On the Record – K.A Linde** ☚ ☚

It’s a great day for new releases and I have another one for you.  This book is also part of a series.  The first book  Off the Record (The Record Series Book 1) – [kindle edition] $3.99 (also on Kindle Unlimited), came out what felt like an eternity ago (April 2014…really not that long ago).  I don’t even think that I had this review site up and running yet.  I do remember that I really liked the book.  A lot.  And I do remember that it ended on a cliff hanger, so I am beyond pleased that there is more story to tell and that it’s finally out to tell.

Read on for the synopsis of book 2 in the The Record Series: On the Record

On the Record (The Record Series Book 2) – [kindle edition] $3.99

For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger…

The sexy second book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on…or to pick up right where you left off.

 

 

 

I think it’s time for me to organize my reading list over at goodreads, because it I have a ton of books to get to.

☞ **Ella James is back with another Erotic Fairy Tale: Beast!!** ☜

I’m so excited about this series and now that it’s here I think that everyone should give book one a read.  The first book was utterly outstanding!  I didn’t think that I was going to like Richardo/Cal/Beast or whatever he is going by.  The fact of the matter is that he is so good at being bad.  The ante is definitely upped towards the end of part 1, so be patient if you’re wondering what the fuck is going on.  I’m hoping to get to book two within the next day or so and then we have to wait over a little under two weeks for the third installment.

Below are the links to the Amazon page where you can purchase the books.  Do yourself a favor and get them now! Book 3 is also available for pre-order. So do it!

Beast Part 1: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] 99¢ – Released 08/18/14
Available NOW!!

FROM HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY…
At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.
TO BRUTAL BEAST.
Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as Beast. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.

ONLY SHE CAN SAVE HIM.
Annabelle Mitchell’s stepfather is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to La Rosa, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When Beast sees her, he releases the warden and grabs the nameless girl who played a starring role in the worst night of his life. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.

 

Beast Part 2: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] 99¢ – Released 08/25/14
Available NOW!!

Continue the dark, erotic journey of Annabelle, the warden’s daughter, and the man she’s pined for since her girlhood. No longer Cal Hammond, actor, Beast is a brutal man who runs the prison’s gangs from behind a shroud of secrecy and lies. Can Annabelle’s love save him from his tainted past, or will his deceit ruin both of them?

 

 



Beast Part 3: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] $2.99 / Pre-Order – Released 09/08/14
Pre Order yours today!

The third installment of Annabelle & Beast’s story

★★★✩✩ Submissives Caught on Camera (BDSM Romance) – J.R. Luxor

Submissives Caught on Camera (BDSM Romance Book 3) – [kindle edition] $2.99

Submissives Caught on Camera, by J.R. Luxor, follows the lives of four couples in the San Francisco Bay Area who practice BDSM in their sex lives; sometimes, to varying degrees, with each other. This is the third of a series, beginning with BDSM Romance, How One Man Recruited and Trained a sub, and then Wearing His Collar, the View from Below. In Camera, the four couples decide to make a documentary video of one of their events, their sex parties. Not all of the woman of the four has sex with men other than her partner. The couples have different arrangements for their sexual interactions with others.
 In BDSM Romance, one of the men, John, met and formed a mated pair with Curi. John challenged Curi to look inside herself to see if she was a masochistic submissive personality. She accepted his challenge and took the leap. She found that she loved it as nothing before and never wanted to go back to the surface world. In Wearing His Collar, the readers learned how the sexual dynamics of the group evolve when Curi joins them. John and Curi enjoy role playing with BDSM skits in private at home, and then branch out to watch the other couples perform scenes for the group, and Curi finds she enjoys being watched when her turn comes to do a skit for them with John.
 In Camera, we’re introduced to Bridget, who is hired to shoot, direct, produce and edit their movie. Bridget is a unicorn, a female whose “thing” is threesomes with couples, either husbands and their wives or guys and steady girlfriends. Bridget refuses the group’s multiple invitations to play with them sexually, in spite of liking them as she gets to know them, because of her business ethic of not having sex with current clients. Her professionalism keeps her at arms’ length from her new friends, but the video product she produces memorializes profound observations not just about these eight individuals, but the practice of BDSM sex with multiple partners as a hobby. Curi continues the evolve in her search for her sexual dynamic niche as her BDSM role playing with John in skits for the others begins to overlap with the performance of another couple in their circle. Curi is surprised by what she discovers about herself as she finds a BFF in Lily, the collared sub of John’s friend, Michael. The evolution of Curi continues, effecting the lives and arrangements of everyone around her.

This is the first time that an author reached out to me and asked me to read a book to provide a review. It’s quite an interesting experience, I must say. I will also say that I’m rather glad that the author did reach out, because this was a good book. It wasn’t perfect, but I liked the concept and it really made me wonder how much experience the author has with this lifestyle. It was very naturally written.

But before I begin with how much I did like it, I have to get a little into some of the things that hindered me from really liking this. This story starts in the middle of a series, no problem, except I haven’t read the other books, so I felt a little lost trying to connect with characters that I had no back story to. Had I had that background, I certainly would have enjoyed them more, rather I was left feeling as though there was more going on than I understood.

There was also times when the story felt a little disjointed, transitions from scene to scene wasn’t always clear, though the scenes themselves were well laid out. If this had been fleshed out more, this would have been better. Instead, we’re moving from past to present memories with no clear indication that a transition has been made. It was frustrating and confusing at times.

What’s weird though, is that I just really liked this over all. I could actually forgive some of the editing because I was invested in the scenes. I love reading about BDSM and this felt authentic. Like the writer wasn’t trying too hard. Scenes are described naturally and they aren’t over the top, even though the “play” sequences are. If that makes sense. I felt like the Circle of Rope group, was as an actual group of people who routinely get together. I guess what I’m saying here is that this read more like a journal entry/memoir than a work of fiction. The scenes are filthy and the author has a natural affinity to write about non-consensual play which makes me wonder how much experience the author has with it. Wouldn’t I love to know?! Wink wink.

I’d really like to see the story developed more and slowed down. This could be a solid 4 stars, but right now it gets a 2.5-3.

Possessed by You (Torn Trilogy) – J.M. Walker ★★☆☆☆ #BookReview #Review


Possessed by You (Torn Trilogy Book 1) – [kindle edition] $2.99
Releasing control is relief…

I was warned about men like Brett Maclean.

He was dark and thrilling, intense and controlling. And he captivated me from the very start. He unleashed something inside of me like no other. His bad rep and troubled past drew me to him like gasoline feeding a flame.

With just one taste, I felt the danger in him, the uncontrollable power that left me breathless. The passion consumed me. Fast and hard.

Temptation couldn’t guard my heart. I should have known a man of such raw and wild desires came with competition.

 

I love it when I write notes to myself about a book: Is this book porn? Is there an actual story. Apparently even though I was 25% way (a quarter people!) there was still no plot. Not beyond the fact that we’ve established that Brett wants to fuck the hell out of Evvie.

I was so excited to reads this book. The premise sounded, well vague to say the least, but sometimes they are and you come across a gem. I wouldn’t say that was the case with this book. Instead I would say that this is a fuck-fest with a possible plot snuck in there somewhere. You just have to read between the lines. Maybe not between them, maybe you should make up your own plot. I ultimately felt like that’s what I had to do, because the first half of the story is an absolute test of how much sex you can handle, story be damned. As it turns out, I actually like a storyline when I read a book. I also like to have just a little bit of context when I am introduced to characters.

I felt like when I started this book, I was plod right in the middle of a story. I kept wondering if I had accidentally skipped directly to book two, but it turns out this is indeed book one of a three part series.

Now you may be thinking to yourself, isn’t this the very reason you read these types of books, for the sheer smuttiness of it all? While this is correct, there is something a little more important than fucking in a story for me. Yes, it’s true, I require a story. It’s why we’re all here right?  We want the sex to have a little bit of purpose, a reason, dare I be so bold.  Here it just felt like it was two people going at it at every possible chance.  There wasn’t much emotion behind it, that deep connection between the two characters isn’t as tangible as your made to believe, its all disconnected.

The problem I think here is the pace. Like the author is desperate for you to be on board with their relationship and the only way that she feels that she can get you there is the copious amounts of sex that they have.  It just doesn’t work.  It’s too much.  Everything is an onslaught and its such a shame because if the story was slowed down and paced more evenly, then I would have been totally on board with Evvie and Brett.

The other problem that I have, is some of the ridiculous dialogue and Brett’s reference to Evvie as “Lover”.  I’m sure I’m not hearing it in the intended voice, rather  I have the voice of saying Rachel Dratch (from SNL) saying “Luvah” stuck in my. Its terrible.  And then there is incessant smirking and being smug that Brett is always doing.  Why can’t he just smile.  Is he really that smug.  That in no way endears me to him.  In fact it’s incredibly off putting, especially when it seems to be the only way to express a smile that spreads across his lips.

I am willing to give the series a shot though, I’m going to read the second book and see where these two are headed. I’m either a glutton for punishment or a complete moron, but I’m fully committed to seeing the series through, even if it’s for all of the sheer fucking that i,m i’ll be exposed to.