Monday, September 5, 2016

When Sparks Fly (First Responders Book #1) by J.A. Essen, Book Review & Blog Tour

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Title: When Sparks Fly (First-Responders #1)
Author: J.A. Essen
Genre: Erotica Menage
Release Date: September 1, 2016
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Synopsis
The First-Responders is a contemporary romance, novella series. Each book will be able to be read as a standalone. Book 1 is about Macy, a graduate student and soon to be elementary school teacher, and Seth, a firefighter.
Macy has had a rough go of it with boyfriends lately. "Bad luck or no luck at all" seems to be her constant go-to phrase. Seth is a firefighter at a Santa Barbara sub station, and is pretty much the Greek god Adonis come-to-life in Macy's eyes. The question is, though, how to get him to notice her. There is an electric current in the air from the first moment they meet. Seth is a perfect gentleman and Macy, as always, falls hard... both figuratively and literally. But it doesn't take long for things to start falling apart. Unexpected surprises lead her down a road she had never even considered. Macy has a decision to make once her rose-colored glasses have been removed. Will she, or won't she? Sparks are definitely going to fly!


My Thoughts
Unexpected surprises...yup that is a very VERY accurate term! haha I did not see the surprises coming, but they added a new element to this romance that was quite entertaining and added to the story-line.  I thought this book was well-written, flowed nicely and had great character development.

There were some laugh out loud parts for me, shocked parts for me, super sweet/romantic parts for me and quite a few #friendshipgoals parts for me.  The book definitely has quite a few sex scenes, so for those who avoid those be aware.  

Macy is a hoot and Seth is somewhat oblivious in my mind, but I love them together.  On a random note, this book has my favorite car in it haha..I saw Seth had a Hummer and I was like yassss! My favorite part of Macy's character was reading her internal dialogue! Seeing their relationship from start to where the book ended was fantastic and very engaging. While the story focuses on their relationship, other characters are very well developed and captivating as well!  The openness and conversations between Macy and Rachel are spot on for close friends and so fun/funny to read!! 

Several other firefighters were introduced and I hope to see them again as the series progresses and.  I do wish the ending had been extended a bit more because I felt it jumped from one phase of a relationship to the next very quickly.  Overall I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more in this series.

Disclaimer~ I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own!

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I ride right up next to Seth and put it in park. He’s standing out in front of the Hummer, playing something on his phone when we drive up. Walking around to open up the door for me, I notice he’s wearing black and red board shorts that are riding ridiculously low on his hips. His head is topped with a matching DC ball cap. I’m biting my bottom lip so hard, I taste a faint hint of blood. “Good morning, Macy.” He takes my hand as I jump down out of the Jeep. “Hey, Seth,” I say meekly. “This is my friend Rachel that was blabbering in the background when you called the other night.” He nods his head. “Nice to meet you.” I walk around to the back and open the rear gate. “Let me get that for you gals,” he’s quick to add as he grabs the cooler. We each grab our tote bags containing towels, sunscreen, and what not. “Got a favorite spot?” Seth looks around. “Actually, over by that stack of driftwood is great!” Rachel puts her two-cents worth in. “Close enough so you can keep an eye on the lifeguard stand, huh?” I lean over and whisper to her. She smirks at me. “I’m going to rent one of those big ass umbrellas. Join you guys in a minute.” My eyes bug out when I realize she’s abandoning me. “So, how’s your leg feeling? I don’t see any signs of a limp.” “Fine actually.” We set our little area up while we wait for Rachel. Towels out, cooler open, music on. “Mind if I take a look?” Seth motions for me to come in front of him. I stand up, blushing a little as I start to take the wrap off. It kind of feels a little like stripping in front of this gorgeous specimen of a man. I take a half-step forward with my left leg and put it at a slight bend in between his legs. He begins to run his fingers around the edges of the abrasions on my calf, applying light pressure. The combination of the tingles his fingertips are creating and the slight pain of the pressure on the bruising is erotically blissful. Seth switches to his thumbs as he continues to trace the larger portion of the injury, past my knee, up onto my lower thigh. I can feel my body start to waver under his touch, and the tingle between my thighs is starting. I don’t even realize it until I hear Rachel say, “You two need a moment alone?” but my head is lolled back, and my tongue is tracing a line on my upper teeth. I turn beet red and try to pull my leg back, but Seth locks his fingers behind my thigh and keeps it in place. “Almost done.” He places his wide hand over the bulk of the scabbed-over scrape. “Good, no heat. Everything seems to be healing perfectly. Keep up with the Bacitracin and the scarring should be minimal.” Once he releases my leg, I grab the wrap and throw it back around my waist before I take a seat. “So Seth, how long have you been at the fire department? What did you do before that?” Rachel nudges me, as she gets the interrogationrolling. “I’ve been with the SBFD for three years now. I’m the Medical Services Battalion Chief. Before that, I served two tours in the Middle East as a Fire Protection Specialist onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.” My jaw drops again. A Firefighter and ex-military. Mmm. So much potential.  
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I’m 35 and live in Texas where I run a restaurant 5 days a week. I have been married to my amazing wife for going on 12 years and have two great little boys who keep us on our toes. I started writing last year after my wife, Author Marie James, had been doing so for a year. I enjoyed writing short stories in middle school and high school, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. After reading her books, along with three of my other favorite authors, MNever, CJ Roberts, and JA Huss, I began writing romance and erotica. I have a total of 12 novellas planned right now in 4 different series. Some Rom-Com, some sports romance, and definitely some KINK! Just a heads up when reading though: Be sure to like my Facebook page ( https://goo.gl/9TNmU6 ) to keep up-to-date on all your ESSEN-tial reading needs.
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5 days Greensboro..GFAF Wellness Event is headed your way!!

Back in December 2015 I posted about how excited I was to see the GFAF Wellness Event schedule for 2016.  Partly because Charlotte and Raleigh NC were present again, but what got the squeal is that my hometown, Greensboro NC was listed!!  That's right for the first time GFAF Wellness event is going to be Greensboro, NC and I can't wait!

I enjoy this event tremendously because I learn something new each time, meet more and more fantastic vendors, can try things out in a safe zone with people who are knowledgeable about multiple allergies and it is just plain fun!  I have taken friends and family with me who do not follow a gluten free lifestyle and I have had people win tickets who have gone and they all have talked about how much fun it was AND how good the samples were haha!!

So, as my title said, in 5 days..aka Saturday this event will be in Greensboro, NC.   Below I have all the details listed as well as links to the webpages or Facebook pages that you can follow for more tips, tricks and extra giveaways!




Event Specifics~

Date~ September 10, 2016 (so close!)
Time~ 10am - 3pm
Location~ Clarion Hotel Airport (soon to be Wyndham Hotel)
Address~ 415 S. Swing Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409
Cost~ $10, or free for children under 13
Ticket purchasing~ Can buy online here or at the door
There is always a line of some sort at this event so I 1) recommend you pre-register on the website and/or 2)get there early so that you do not have to stand in line!

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Vendors & Presenters
**There are too many vendors and presenters to list them all, but I wanted to showcase a few that have been my favorite at other events and/or that I am very excited to meet!

First up is a presenter and a vendor and that is Rodger Lenhardt of Norms Farms.  This company has amazing products and I enjoy talking with him at each event I have gone to!  He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about elderberry's and their multiple uses.  I look forward to hearing what he covers in his presentation! 

Next is Aleia's Gluten Free Foods...I love their products!  I first met them at the Charlotte, NC event this year and tried several of their treats and bought quite a bit more!  I also brought home their breadcrumbs and those are lifesavers.  I have used them on quite a few dishes and it cooks amazingly!  I posted a review about it earlier this year so check it out for more of my thoughts:)-

I am always excited to see Enjoy Life Foods at gluten free events!  They are so knowledgeable and friendly.  Plus their food is amazing and they have been incredibly helpful in figuring out the best places for someone who lives in a small town to find the products that I want:)

I have never had, but am extremely excited to try, the Honkey Tonk Smokehouse food!  The pictures and descriptions sound beyond yummy in my tummy:)-

I recently have started buying local honey, so I am so happy to see that the Guilford County Beekeepers Association will be there!  I am sure I have more than a few questions for them:)

Tips and Tricks~
Lastly a few things I wanted to share from my other events!
1) wear comfortable shoes!
2) bring a bag to put samples, products you buy, etc.
3) bring a bottle of water (this event gets crowded and that can be a lifesaver!)
4) be prepared to try all types of yummies and ask questions!  The vendors are here to talk with us and are ready to answer all your concerns and questions:)
5) have fun!!

Hope to see y'all there!!

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Stark September by CD Bradley, Sale Blitz and Info

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Sometimes it only takes a moment for your whole world to change. When Captain Kira Riley begins working on base at Fort Carson, she thinks she will be paying back her debt and escape her past. However just as she tries to focus on the mission at hand her path violently collides with the one man who could unearth every wall she has ever built.
Kira had struggled for years to make it to this moment. Finally a physician! But for those from meager backgrounds dreams come at a price. In order to pay for school she would have to serve in the military for 4 years. Just being on base brings back a lifetime of painful memories. Kira has to focus, pull up her big girl panties and make this work. One problem, she never anticipated meeting Owen Stark, a Special Forces sergeant who lives by a strict code. Though Kira tries to avoid any thoughts of this rugged stranger, fate has other plans. After a steamy and awkward physical exam Kira is left breathless and shaken. She has no intention of ever putting herself in a vulnerable situation again yet this soldier stirs feelings she didn’t know she had. Beyond fraternization, Kira will have to overcome; a slew of crazy exes, the grips of a BDSM subculture, and jail to find out who Owen Stark really is.
Stark is intrigued from their first encounter but his world is set. After a decade of service to avenge past tragedy, his team was all he needed, until he met her. Her determination, wit and gentle charm captivate him. Now he must choose between the existence he has built and a chance to really live again. Separated by their ranks she is the one woman he can never have. He knows being caught will end both of their careers. Aside from that if he gets too close she will learn about his life before the military or worse how he has spent his free time for the last decade. He knows he should just walk away, but one look in those innocent eyes, and the world stops spinning. Some risks are worth taking even if you lose everything.
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I’m just a girl who likes to daydream. Sometimes I write them down to share. Even as a little girl teachers would tell my parents I live in a world of my own. The literary world was my safe haven. Then we grow up. I practiced medicine in the ER and urgent care for the last 15 years. I started writing again while still working in the ER but put it aside when we opened our own clinic. Until last year my husband and I owned our own practice, we had two children and lived a somewhat normal life. Then in the span of a year we sold our practice, bought a 96 acre farm in the hills of West Virginia and adopted 3 of our patients ( ages 2,3,4) bringing our kid count up to five. It has been a crazy year full of ups and downs and learning to laugh at ourselves. Being mostly brought up in the city, managing a working farm with real farm creatures and ever lurking bears has been an adventure. Not to mention adjusting to being a mom of FIVE. But when things are rough I just laugh and tell stories. Because at the end of the day sometime laughter and love is all you have. Somewhere in the midst of kids and chickens, I managed to finish my first novel and dive deeply into the second. Writing at night or early in the morning while all the littles are asleep lets me escape into another world. I hope that you will enjoy the journey of the story as much as I have writing it. Pursue your dreams as if limits to your abilities do not exist.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Constellation by Jennifer Locklear, Cover Reveal

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Title: Constellation
Author: Jennifer Locklear
Designer: Jada D'Lee Designs
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20
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She's intelligent, beautiful, and emotionally numb.
He's older, sophisticated, and harboring secrets.

Up-and-coming executive, Kathleen Brighton is ready to launch her family's firm into the next level of success. Polished and professional on the outside, Kathleen's personal life is a source of constant struggle and letdown. But after one night alone with Jack Evans, her sexy new colleague, her life takes a turn toward erotic intensity.

Torn between her instinct to guard herself and her irresistible desire for Jack, Kathleen has only known heartache. And when she finds herself in the middle of a shattering personal crisis, she must trust fragile and uncertain bonds to survive. Will Kathleen conquer the demons of her past to find a future worth fighting for?

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Jennifer Locklear lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. She married her high school sweetheart, Morgan, in 1995. She is the mother of two children, a son and daughter.

Jennifer enjoyed creative writing as an adolescent, but set aside her favorite hobby to concentrate on college studies, career and family. In 2010, she rediscovered her passion for writing when her husband recruited her to edit his own stories. They co-authored and published their debut novel, Exposure, in 2014.

Since 2000, Jennifer has been employed in fundraising and development for a non-profit organization. She has been a contributing reviewer for the “Bookish Temptations” book blog and is a founding moderator of “Argyle Empire,” an approved fan site for author Sylvain Reynard.

She also enjoys participating in charitable activities, both locally and online.
Constellation is Jennifer’s first solo novel.


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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Fully Involved by Amy Briggs, Cover Reveal


Good morning!!  I found Amy Briggs first book Fired Up via a Facebook group for a book signing event and simply put...I loved it.  After reading it Amy was one of the authors I was most excited about meeting at the book signing (SASS 2016) and when I did I loved talking with her!  She was so nice, funny and I loved hearing more about her time as a firefighter and insight into the book.  When I finished Fired Up I was ready for the next book because I really liked the spicy demeanor of the detective and obviously the firemen sound hott!!  After meeting Amy and hearing more about this book..Fully Involved..I was even more excited to read the next story:)  Now, this isn't the story yet, but take a look at that cover and blurb below..they are great and this book sounds amazing!!



Title: Fully Involved
Series: Brotherhood of District 23 #2
Author: Amy Briggs
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Concierge Literary Promotions
Photographer: David Hernandez
 Release Date: September 1, 2016



Blurb

Isabel Cruise spends her days investigating crimes as a detective, and her nights hoping for a man who will finally satisfy her sexual cravings. Hiding her deep desires was easy until she let herself go one night with the sexy Matt Cavanaugh, a no strings attached firefighter who brings just the right amount of dominance that she’s been looking for.

Refusing to give into the idea of a real connection, an arsonist on the loose creates a divide that threatens to destroy them before they ever get started. With all clues leading to a perpetrator at Matt’s station, Isabel is forced to investigate Matt and the other firefighters at District 23.

Will Matt and Isabel have a chance to make a real connection beyond their steamy encounters, or will she have to prosecute one of the firefighters, ruining any chance for something more?





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Amy Briggs is an Orlando based writer, consultant, and entrepreneur. Leaving the corporate life behind, Amy now runs several small businesses from the comfort of her home while spinning realistic, thrilling and romantic stories. Formerly a firefighter and EMT in New Jersey living next to a military base, Amy was drawn to creating a stories around emergency services and the military, and draws on her experiences to show the depth and emotional side of the lifestyle.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Shadow (Cerberus MC #3) by Marie James



Genre: Contemporary Romance/MC
Release Date: August 3, 2016

Blurb
Morrison “Shadow” Griggs, VP of the Cerberus MC, is a force to be reckoned with. Women fall at his feet, willing to do almost anything for a night with him.

Misty Bowen is the exception. She’s young and impressionable, but with her religious upbringing, she’s able to resist Shadow’s advances… for a while at least.

Never one to look back on past conquests, Shadow is surprised that he’s intrigued by Misty, which only grows more when she seems to be done with him without a word.

Being ghosted by a twenty-one-year-old is not the norm where he’s concerned, and the rejection doesn’t sit right with him.

Life goes on, however, until Misty shows up on the doorstep of the Cerberus MC clubhouse with a surprise that rocks his entire world off of its axis.

With only the clothes on her back and the consequences of her lies and deceit, Misty needs help now more than she ever has. Alone in the world and desperate for help, she turns to the one man she thought she’d never see again.

Shadow would never turn his back on a woman in need, but his inability to forgive has always been his main character flaw. Unintended circumstances have cast Misty into his life, but will he have the ability to keep his distance when her situation necessitates a closeness he’s never dreamed of having with a woman?



My Thoughts
This series, these men, the writing...hottt!  I truly can't get enough of Marie James books and writing. I think at this point I have read all of them and many I have re-read.  I have hoped for and looked forward to Shadow's story since Kincaid.  Shadow comes across as a gruff and tough man who doesn't take bs from anyone.  His story truly shows he is an alpha in the true sense of the world. Then there is Misty and I will admit I was conflicted about Misty, but then I was like what I would I do in that same situation?  I don't know!  After that, and reading her internal dialogue again, I am a Misty fan and think she may be one of my favorite females in this series.

If you have read MJ before you know her stories are action packed and well written.  Shadow is no different.  We see more of the MC, some of my favorites were there and I loved their banter with each other.  I love series that bring in the past main couples and keep everyone entwined so that we get little snapshots of how they are doing/what is going/etc.  I smiled when I saw that college classes were taking place, how happy the men were with the women and settling down as a couple, etc. We also see more of Snapper and her craziness.  I do really wonder what is going to be the outcome with her...I know she is a side character and really a small one, but she has had such vital scenes in the MC books that have led to heartache, problems and more!

Shadow's background leads to a lot of drama in their relationship and it was heart wrenching at times to see them find their path, but it made the story that much stronger and better in my opinion!  I did not see some of the twists that happened in this story, especially how the whole adoption issue was settled!  MJ keeps me guessing and learning new facets of the characters from cover to cover. I can't wait to re-visit the MC and see how everyone is doing!

*One could say that I am a huge MJ fan since I have read and reviewed all of her books.  You can find my reviews for Coming to Hale here, Begging for Hale here, Hot as Hale here, To Hale and Back here, Love me Like That here, Kincaid here, and SINdicate here*

Disclaimer~ I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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“Fancy seeing you here, Darlin’,” I whisper into the neck of the familiar female.

I see her smile, turning her head slightly toward mine.

“Shadow,” she says softly as if she’s seen me prior to now and was waiting for me to come to her.

“Let’s dance,” I say grabbing her hand and walking her out to the small dance floor.

I met Misty Bowen months ago when several of the Cerberus MC members traveled to Denver with Kincaid, our president, to help find his cousin’s abducted girlfriend. She was working in the front office of the school Josie worked at and was abducted from. Being there was routine for me, part of my job was to canvas the area and see if anyone had seen anything unusual leading up to the kidnapping.

What wasn’t routine was my heart skipping a beat and my cock thickening in my jeans at the sight of the young, dark-haired beauty answering calls at the front desk of the elementary school. Not one to deny myself, I pursued her relentlessly in my down time in Denver, finally catching her a few days before the mission ended in finding Josie alive, tied up in a closet in a meth den. It was actually Misty who called and gave me the heads up that a little girl came and reported her parents for keeping a woman tied up in their house.

She was the consummate, attentive lover, keen on any suggestion I made. We’re back in Denver for Josie and Kaleb’s wedding. I’m slow dancing with the girl I never thought I’d see again. To be honest, I’m an asshole, and I haven’t given her much thought since the last time I climbed out of the hotel bed, leaving her asleep without so much as a kiss on the cheek.

Seeing her now with her dark hair pulled up high on her head, leaves me with a little bit of regret, wondering if I shouldn’t have handled things differently. She’s gorgeous in her conservative, black dress as we sway to the music. I came to this wedding with every intention of finding a chick to take back to my room, but I also never considered that Misty would be here. It’s perfect actually because I know she’ll be willing to accompany me without much of a fight. This gives me more time with her body than if I had to woo some other chick tonight.

“I guess I should have expected you to be here,” I say into her hair as I lead her around the dance floor. “I know you and Josie are friends.”

She nods. “I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. I didn’t think the rescuing bikers would come back though.”


“We always show up for family,” I say in explanation.

The song fades from one song to another more upbeat song, one I wouldn’t be caught dead dancing to. “I’m gonna grab drink, Darlin’. I know you’re not old enough, but you want a water? Coke maybe?”

She grins mischievously. “I’ll have a martini.” I cock an eyebrow at her. “I turned twenty-one last month.”

“Martini it is,” I say wrapping my arm around her waist as we make our way to the bar.

We drink. We dance. We stumble to my room in the hotel a few hours later.

Through the haze of alcohol, I clumsily remove her clothes, licking, kissing, and sucking every inch of her body that comes close to my mouth. She does the same.

She was shy and reserved the first time I managed to get her under me, but in a matter of days I managed to turn her into the minx she is now pawing at my clothes.

“Fuck,” I groan when she bites my nipple just a little too hard.
I pick her up and toss her on the bed, undressing myself to avoid further injury to either one of us. I grab the condom from my wallet before shucking off my slacks. I’m sure I pop a button off my white shirt in my haste to get it off my body.
I stare over at her, legs spread wide, hands groping at her full breasts.

“Damn, Darlin’,” I say walking to the bed and tearing at the condom wrapper with my teeth. “Don’t get started without me.”

I crawl between her legs. The shift in the mattress causes me to lose my balance. I fall to my side, but right myself quickly. I pick up the rubber that bounced out of my hand and begin rolling it down my throbbing cock, watching Misty’s face. Her eyes are hooded, and looking down to the apex of her thighs I can see her arousal glistening in the low light of the room.

“Goddamn it,” I spit when the thin latex tears in my fingers.

“What’s wrong?” she purrs.

I rip the ruined condom off my cock and sit back on my heels, hands on my thighs. “That was my only fucking condom.”
She shakes her head. “I’m on the pill,” she pants reaching for my dick, stroking it in long firm pulls. “I haven’t been with anyone since you.”

I pull her hand off me, but rather than tell her that’s not going to happen, the bourbon changes my mind. I spread her legs and line my bare cock against her entrance.

“Yes,” she begs.

I thrust into her in one stroke, loving the way she encapsulates me. Hot, tight, perfect pussy quivers along my length as I lean over her. Slanting my mouth slightly, I kiss her sloppily. She doesn’t seem to mind and gives just as good as she gets.

I feel her legs wrap around my hips, and I plunge even deeper. I can feel her breasts shifting and moving from the pounding, relentless drives of my hips.

Her whimper is the first sign of her impending orgasm, so I grind my hips, rotating my body against her clit. Nails dig deep into my back as she clenches around me. I swallow her cries of ecstasy and give her mine as I explode inside of her.
“Fuck, Misty.” I kiss her again. “This pussy is going to be the death of me.”

She nips at my chin as I pull out of her and flop on my back. My breathing is erratic, and I hate the way the cold air hits my dick so soon after leaving the warmth of her body. I hear my cell phone chime a text. Looking at the bedside table, I see that it’s after two in the morning. Only important shit hits my phone this late.

I reach into the pocket of my slacks and pull my phone out.

Kincaid: Wrench is in town. Get your ass over here.

Kincaid and Emmalyn are staying at Kaleb and Josie’s tonight, and he has a pretty good sixth sense about shit like this, so I know he’s not just being overprotective over his girl.
I climb out of the bed and begin pulling my clothes back on. Once dressed, I lean over Misty who still has a sated smile on her face.

“I have to go, Darlin’.”

Her smile falters slightly before she tugs her lips back up. I lean in and take her dark nipple into my mouth, sucking it to a hardened peak. I mentioned I’m an asshole right? I need to make sure that she’s down to meet up again should I find my way back to Denver anytime soon.

I kiss her long and hard before walking out of the room to make sure my club president and his woman are safe.




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Marie James: I’m a full-time, working mother of two boys and wife of 11 years. I've spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. I've always wanted to write novels and just recently had the gumption to sit down and start one. My passions include reading everything under the sun and plotting out new books to write in the future.

Kincaid is my 7th book. I’ve also written the Hale Series, Love ME Like That, and a FanFiction named Psychosis, featuring up and coming cover model, Matthew Hosea, as the main character. This book was done for fun and all of the proceeds are going to charity. All of my books are currently available on Amazon.


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Friday, July 8, 2016

Seven (The Karma Series #1) by Amy Marie, Book Review


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Genre~Romance, Suspense
Publisher~ May 31, 2016

Book Summary (Per Goodreads)
Innocence.

We’re all born with it. Navigating through life as though power, privilege, and money don’t rule the world. I’m guilty of it. I walked around, ignorantly thinking that the PITCREW, the most popular guys in high school, was where you wanted to be or who you wanted to date. They could have any girl they wanted, but they needed a challenge. They needed something to do to make their miserable existence exciting.

That’s where I came in.

How was I to know that the one night I willingly gave away my innocence would set off a chain of events, turning my world upside down?

Now, ten years later, it’s my turn to use sex, money, and lies to take from them all that they took from me . . . and more.

But the road to retribution has its twists and turns and I don’t want to make the innocent mistake of crashing.


My Thoughts
The ending to this book gutted me....gutted...would I read it again..oh my god yes!  I normally don't enjoy cliffhangers and do my best to avoid them, but shut the front door this ending was perfection and in such a horrible but wonderful way.  It left me split on how I felt and also looking at good ol' Karma from quite a few viewpoints.  The blend of romance, suspense and revenge was balanced quite nicely and I was surprised by quite a few of the twists in character development.

The writing in this story is fantastic.  The story was fast-paced and I could not put this book down.  As in, I purchased it last weekend and finished it within the first 24 hours.  The story-line and the characters grabbed my attention and I was up and down in my opinion of who/what was at fault for the ENTIRE book.  That to me is a sign of a fantastic story and writing.  I enjoyed the story, characters and how this had me questioning about the right and wrong of all kinds of decisions.  Seeing everything from Embyr's POV helps show how things can be construed in so many ways and allows us to relate to her and her self-doubts very quickly.

I know this book was published very recently, but I can't wait for the next book!  I want to know what happens to Embyr (Fantastic name btw) and Casen.  I want to see how or if anything continues to unfold with Reece and Trinity and more!

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