Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Domino Effect by Jill Hughes Book Tour

Title: The Domino Effect (The Domino Series)
Author:  Jill Elaine Hughes
Genre: Erotic Thriller
Publication Date:  March 24, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services


Twenty-one-year-old college student and aspiring journalist Nancy Delaney’s nose for news smells a hot story idea when it comes to international playboy and artist Peter Rostovich. But as she works to get her story, she soon becomes intimately entangled with the mysterious Rostovich, who finds her irresistible. He becomes Nancy’s ticket to sexual awakening, and she soon discovers she has an appetite for bondage, too.

And there’s far more to Rostovich than just his art — he’s involved in a strange, violent criminal underworld that kidnaps Nancy and spirits her halfway around the world, where she’s held prisoner and made to serve as private Dominant-for-hire somewhere in the former Soviet Union. Will the sexual powers Rostovich helped awaken in her be Nancy’s only hope for escape?

Superb writing by Jill Elaine Hughes, the style of writing is refreshing and intriguing. As i began the book i couldn't help but compare the story line to that of another popular erotic book. You have a twenty one year old virgin journalist with a rich best friend in Nancy and a wealthy playboy artist in Peter. Once i was able to try and separate the stories and read The Domino Effect as its own entity, you cant help but get engaged in the story. The emotions Nancy feels throughout the book becomes your emotions, Ms. Hughes was able to write POV that in detail.  

I give The Domino Effect..... 3.4 Glasses of Wine...

The story takes you to a place you don't expect and by the end you want to continue the series and know how everything turns out between all main characters. I recommend reading The Domino Effect if erotic thrillers is your preference or you like to read something different!

JILL ELAINE HUGHES is a professional journalist, playwright, memoirist, and fiction author. She has written for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Washington Post, Cat Fancy magazine, New Art Examiner, and numerous other media outlets. Her plays have been widely published and produced by theaters in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She is also the author of several New Adult fiction books. Ms. Hughes also writes erotic fiction under two pen names: Jamaica Layne and Jay E. Hughes.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Suddenly You Tour by Cecilia Gray

Expected Release or Date Published: 5/7/13
Published By: Gray Life, LLC J
Genre: young-adult / contemporary

Book Synopsis:
Fanny doesn't want to be at The Jane Austen Academy. She intends to lay low until graduation when she can try out for the Olympic track team. She doesn't need friends or love. She only needs her running.

But The Academy is in danger. In an effort to save it, Fanny joins forces with the friends she never knew she wanted. Suddenly, Fanny finds herself center stage in the middle of the Academy's biggest love triangle as the lead in the school play...only this track star can't afford to break a leg.

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The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is hot guys to flirt with. But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys are coming. And it’s about to turn the Academy—and the lives of its students—totally upside down…

The Jane Austen Academy series are modern retellings of Jane Austen classics set at a beachside California boarding school.

Book Links:
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Author Bio:

Cecilia Gray lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she reads, writes and breaks for food. She also pens her biographies in the third person. Like this. As if to trick you into thinking someone else wrote it because she is important. Alas, this is not the case.

Cecilia has been praised for “instilling a warmth and weight into her characters”  (Romancing The Book Reviews) and her books have been praised for being “well-written, original, realistic and witty” (Quills & Zebras Reviews).

Her latest series of young-adult contemporary Jane Austen retellings was named a What’s Hot pick (RT Book Reviews magazine) and is a Best of 2012 pick (Kirkus Reviews) where it was praised for being a “unique twist on a classic” and offering “a compelling mix of action, drama and love.”

She’s rather enamored of being contacted by readers and hopes you’ll oblige at or any of the following sites:

Author Links: (newsletter)

There will be 2 giveaways with this tour.
1st prize is a $25 Gift Card to Bookstore of Winner’s Choosing.
2nd prize is 5 copies of ANY Jane Austen Academy Book (winner can choose which they want)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sexual Lessions Part 1 By Lucy St. Vincent

What a refreshing and different book. Given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review I began reading without prior knowledge of the writers style or the bases for this short story.

Ms. Redding began as a student unsatisfied with a grade in a class and that of the men around her. A chance meeting with her sociology professor changed all that for her. The story goes from that turning point to what becomes Ms. Reddings calling. A hands on educater.
Story is different, interesting and makes you want to know more. I wished it was a full novel so more details about her time with the sociology professor Dr. Edelstein would be included.  Also a journey through the new students she's training. 

Over all I liked the short story and giving it

3.8 Glasses of Wine

Choose Your Poison

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Bedrock By Britney King Tour

by Britney King
Expected Pub: May 1st 2013 
by Hot Banana Press

When Addison Greyer, a happily married mother of three, decides to re-enter the workforce, she never once considers that taking a job might unravel everything she thinks to be true about her life—that it would cause her to look deep within and confront fears she didn’t know existed. She couldn’t have foreseen how a chance meeting or a single day can change the course of an entire lifetime.

Like many women, Addison is defined in terms of marriage and motherhood, until she suddenly finds her life turned upside down by her husband’s decision to take a job thousands of miles away. When her tough-as-nails boss offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse, Addie is forced to make difficult choices. Those choices take her further and further out of the carefully crafted fairytale life she has created and lead her into an unknown world where things are anything but black and white: a world where she learns that desire is not only dangerous but deadly. In this world, all bets are off as she is forced to finally confront her past. As her past and present collide, she has to make decisions that for most are unthinkable, decisions that can tear her family apart, and perhaps even have fatal consequences.

Bedrock is a love story designed to showcase how the choices we make ultimately shape our lives. It serves as a reminder that in the end what defines us is not the big events, the monumental occasions. It’s the tiny, seemingly inconsequential moments in between. It’s proof that time passes and we cannot, no matter how hard we try, get it back. Bedrock is a story of love and grief that pretty much sums up the context of the human experience.

Due to heavy subject matter and sexual content this book is recommended for mature readers.

Author Bio:
I'm married to a man I adore (when he isn’t driving me crazy) and am the mother of FIVE amazing kids, who (surprise!) also have a habit of driving me crazy. My best guess is that it’s genetic. In addition, I founded a local network for women in 2012, which has grown to almost 700 members. But to further prove that I may in fact be certifiably insane, I'm scheduled to publish my debut novel entitled, Bedrock in May of 2013. Then and only then, will I consider my training to be an expert (life) juggler complete.

She writes at

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FTC Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author, editor, publisher, or promo host or book/blog tour organizer. This is my honest opinion about this book and I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing this review nor was I obligated to write a positive one

Sunday, June 2, 2013

It just got REAL! by Katy Evans

Real, was def very REAL! I love books that from page one suck you into their world. Opening up at an underground boxing match you learn who Brooke is. Kind of uptight, but you can feel her try to break out of her shell, the Brooke shown to the world and become the Brooke that’s always been. Brooke, followed by her crazy out of control bestfriend Melanie (yes we all have or known someone just like that). Open up the story with their friendly banter and odious deep affection for each other.

“Brooke!” Melanie squeals and hugs me. “You look ready to puke, you are so not cut out for this”

Now comes the deal breaker…insert Remington “Riptide” Tate! Yum.

“My God. Dimples”

At even the THIRD PAGE, all you want is more…yes the third page! That’s how amazing a writer Katy Evans is….you get sucked into this world with no way to breath but to “JUST KEEP READING”  

“Your name,” he growls, panting, his eyes wild on mine. “Uh Brooke” “Brooke what?” he snaps out, his nostrils flaring

As you read this story have a fan, breakfast, lunch and dinner nearby because you’re not going anywhere till you find out just who Riptide is and if he’s the one to break Brooke out of her shell. And there are enough hot scenes where a fan is just the beginning on what you will need to be able to cool down and keep reading.

Brooke Dumas's witty responses shows her ability to be herself, and Remy helps her to be the Brooke she is with those closest with her, constantly. Brooke has some funny one liners and being in her POV most of the book you not only hear the ones she says with friends but the ones she's thinking. 

“he call yet?” “city hall at eleven. Leave the crazy best friend home”

You truly start to like Brooke as a person, and as you get into what happens when you google her you can’t help but love her even more. Shes def a fighter, and Remy might just be the best prize for her. From the beginning there is no way to deny how much Brooke effects Remy, as you watching it unfold and start read between the lines. once THE conversation happens you have this AHH, HA moment!
Remys role surprises you, as you read on and not only learn about Brooke you learn about Remy, and nothing shows how much a fighter Remy is until her found the courage to say one word!!!!

sorry cant give you word....dont want to kill book! lol

Brooke and Remy take you on this journey, with the past coming in at some point to rain on their parade. What a journey it is, highs and lows but man do I envy their kind of love. I don’t want to kill the book for anyone SO I WONT go into more detail with my review here (but I will on GoodReads)

-I don’t understand the lion analogies, well understand the analogies but whats with the licking and smelling lol
        - Ive wondered if Remys fans ever truly bothered Brooke
     -    EWWWWWWWWWWW…. Scorpio tattoo ugh, ewww, yuck
-         Remy parents are the pits
    -    Waiting for Remys POV to come out

- Pete and Riley are the best
- A man that knows what he wants and goes after it…literally
-Hot, hot, scorching hot
-Love books with play list
-“shes yours?.... “I can guarantee you, shes not yours”

all i can say is go get REAL!!

I give REAL by Katy Evans

5!!!! Glasses of WINE!