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Stuck at Home and March Reading

Hey all! I have been sharing a lot of books lately, or so it feels but I wanted to take a minute to check in and see how everyone is doing in whatever part of the World your in. Here in the Midwest we’re not doing horribly. The hubs just started working from Home yesterday and the kids have been out of school for the past week in a half..so we’re all slowly going crazy from being cooped up too long. But yesterday the weather finally decided to get nice and today is even nicer, YAY! So the Hubs grilled some food that will last us the next few days and the kids got to go outside and play. It was a much needed break! The administration is meeting this week to decide what do for the rest of the school year, as of this moment they go back to school on the 6th. YAY!!

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Here is a question for everyone, what’s up with the freaking toilet paper and food/supply hording? We finally got some in our local Walmart and they are limiting the purchase to 1 per person so that should help..but still…JEEZ, it’s not even a symptom of Coronavirus…don’t know why everyone is freaking out about the amount of TP they have. Ridiculous! And the shelves are more bare than I’ve EVER seen them…it’s just crazy!

ANYWAY, how about all those free books from authors that are A-FREAKING-MAZING!!!??? I have some listed in my Facebook group, but it’s a small list compared to the groups that are dedicated to getting books/audiobooks to readers stuck in quarantine looking for an escape. I’ll share the links below, so check them out!

Stay Home and Read: A Quarantine Party
Quarantine Relief Books from Authors to Readers

I’m going to share with y’all all the books I’ve read so far in March. It wasn’t as many as I was hoping but I did finish quite a few! Some were ARCs but a lot of them are Kindle Unlimited books. KU has saved my life with how many books I have available to me now! Just click on the book covers to be taken to it’s Goodreads Page. Oh and some of them I haven’t actually posted my typed up reviews, just my star ratings, but y’all should be used to my procrastinating problem by now!

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Release Day with Review and Excerpts ~ Sweet Temptation by Cora Reilly

Sweet Temptation

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Title: Sweet Temptation
Author: Cora Reilly
Genres: Taboo, Romance, Mafia, Arranged Marriage, Contemporary
Publication Date: March 10th, 2020

Synopsis

The first time Cassio met his fiancée, she called him ‘Sir’.

After losing his wife, Cassio is left to take care of two small children while trying to establish his rule over Philadelphia. Now he needs a mother for his children, and someone who can warm his bed at night.

But in a traditional world as his, choosing your wife is duty not pleasure.

Rules have to be followed. Traditions heeded.

That’s how he ends up with a woman—a girl barely of age. She might not be what he and his children need, but she’s wicked lovely and a sweet temptation he can’t resist.

Giulia always knew she’d marry a man her father chose for her. Only she never expected to be given to someone much older.

Suddenly she’s supposed to be a mother to two small children when she hasn’t even held a baby in her life.

Giulia quickly realizes that Cassio isn’t interested in a relationship on equal footing. Her mother always warned her that men of power like Cassio don’t tolerate insolence; yet, tired of being treated as a nanny and clueless child-bride, Giulia decides to fight for her vision of a happy family.

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Jesus Criminey!! Cora delivered an AMAZEBALLS book, which really I had absolutely no doubt about! It was a delight to read and I my husband pretty much had to deal with my sudden and spontaneous bouts of laughing…and yelling…and cursing…yeah, it’s a good thing my family already knows I’m freaking nuts!

Cassio and Giulia and a freaking delight to read and their relationship was a great ride, my one and ONLY wish is that there was a bit more…blood? I guess, in my opinion, things just settled a bit to quickly and cleanly. I expected more “Mafia” type things because generally Mafia books are a bit darker and more murdery.

But that doesn’t take anything away from the story at all, I guess I can just be a bit blood thirsty! LOL Anyway, if you haven’t read this yet, freaking DO IT!!!! You won’t regret it, and if you do…well…I don’t know if we can be friends anymore! 😂

* I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.*

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Acting on impulse, I leaned forward and brushed my lips across his then darted my tongue out, tasting the liquor clinging to his mouth. Smoky and sweet.

Cassio stiffened, but the look on his face became even more intense than before. “What was that?” His voice was a low rasp that I could feel everywhere.

“A kiss?” I didn’t have much experience, but I doubted anyone could mess up a simple kiss.

“Are you trying to influence me with your body?”

My eyes grew wide. “No. I could smell the liquor on your breath, and I was curious how it tastes.”

Cassio chuckled. “You are a strange girl.” His mouth twisted. “Woman.”

He looked down at the dog in my arms. It was snuggled against me peacefully. Without a word, Cassio turned around and returned to his glass of whisky on the table. I stepped inside and closed the door. Stroking the dog, I followed my husband.

“What’s its name?”

“Loulou,” Cassio said, a strange note to his voice. I stopped beside him.

“Can I have a sip of your whisky?”

Cassio’s eyes bored into me. “You’ve never had whisky before?”

“No. My father didn’t allow me to drink alcohol. I had my first glass at our wedding.”

“Many firsts for one day.” A small shiver passed down my spine at the contemplative growl. “You aren’t old enough for hard liquor.”

My lips parted in indignation. Was he serious?

He downed the remains of his drink, and before I could say something snarky, he cupped the back of my head and pressed his lips to mine. Gently at first, his eyes searching mine. I grasped his bicep and stood on my tiptoes—his permission. Then he really kissed me, his tongue stroking mine, discovering my mouth. The taste of whisky swirled in my mouth, intoxicating—not as much as the kiss though. God, his kiss set me aflame.

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46359874_2316414201925091_2213201513826746368_oCora Reilly is the author of the Born in Blood Mafia Series, The Camorra Chronicles and many other books, most of them featuring dangerously sexy bad boys. Before she found her passion in romance books, she was a traditionally published author of young adult literature.

Cora lives in Germany with a cute but crazy Bearded Collie, as well as the cute but crazy man at her side. When she doesn’t spend her days dreaming up sexy books, she plans her next travel adventure or cooks too spicy dishes from all over the world.

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Release Day with Excerpt, Giveaway and Review ~ Pretty, Dark & Dirty by Margot Scott

Title: Pretty, Dark & Dirty
Author:
Margot Scott
Genre:
New Adult Taboo Erotic Romance

Release Date: February 21, 2020

Synopsis


Some lines should never be crossed.
But sometimes the temptation is too good to resist…
Mason Black was everything to me: my father, my provider, my protector. But then one day, he vanished, leaving me lost and alone.

I was devastated.

Years later, just when I thought I had put the pieces of my life together, my world splintered apart again. Everything I thought I knew about my biological father and Mason’s role in my life? Turns out, it was all a lie. Every. Last. Word.

Now Mason’s back.

However, he offers no excuses, no explanations. He just wants me to be what he claims I’ve always been: his little girl.

But the ache inside me won’t be denied. The longing I feel isn’t one of a little girl who misses her father.

No.

I need Mason to be more than just a father figure.

More than a loving protector.

I need him to be my Daddy.

Author’s Note: Brace yourself for a twisty, forbidden romance so deliciously devious, it’ll tie you up by your heartstrings and then drag you along for the ride. Please be aware that this novella contains depictions of sexual activity within a highly taboo older man/younger woman relationship, in addition to brief discussions of past sexual abuse. Like my Quick and Dirty Reads, it features a guaranteed melt-your-heart ending. However, unlike those shorter stories, this book is NOT a light-hearted romp.

If you’re a fan of very taboo older man/younger woman pairings, broody, protective Daddy figures, and contemporary Gothic vibes, then this book was tailor-made for your Kindle.

The word “Dark” is in the title for a reason, folks. Please read responsibly.

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Review

Ummm where to start with this one…..FIRST let me say that this book was amazingly written and I enjoyed reading it because the flow and story were super natural. Didn’t feel rushed or drawn out..just very smooth. BUT the reason I am only giving 4 stars is because of my own personal opinion on the Daddy/Daughter thing. I knew that’s what the book was about, so I was prepared for the taboo, however some of the things in there just didn’t sit with me very well. I am not going to list what (I hate giving spoilers). Other than those few things though, and I had to just not think about them as I read, I very much enjoyed reading Mason & Jett’s story.

Four Hearts

* I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.*

Excerpt
A soft buzz disrupted the quiet that had settled between us. Mason drew his phone from his pocket, thumbed at it, then frowned. “Well, shit.”
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
“Krista has the flu.” His chest rose and fell with a heavy sigh. “This is going to set me back.”
I laid the sketchbook on the floor. “Can you find someone else?”
“Sure, but that would take a few days at least. I was hoping to finish the preliminary sketches this afternoon.”
An idea surfaced like a bottle in the ocean, a message borne from the deep.
“I could do it,” I said. He took in my face, my posture, my folded legs, then shook his head.
“Thank you, but that won’t be necessary.”
“It’s not like I don’t have experience,” I said. “Come on, it’ll be like old times.”
“This is different,” he said, his gaze hardening.
Technically, he was right. I’d seen the conceptual drawings in his sketchbook. This project was inherently sexual. He was trying to turn an intimate moment inside out, to take the most private activity in which a person could partake and make it public. If I did this, I would be laying myself bare for his and everyone else’s perusal.
The thought of it scared and excited me. It made my toes curl.
“You’re letting me work in your studio and stay in this incredible apartment for free. Let me do this for you.”
“You’re here as my guest, Jett, not as a tenant. You don’t owe me rent or favors.”
“It’s not a favor.” The offer was as much for my benefit as it was for his. Maybe more so. “I want to do it.”
Mason scrubbed his jaw, his expression dubious. The chair creaked as he stood. He crossed the room and entered the walk-in supply closet, then brought out a blue terrycloth robe.
He presented the robe to me, his stare daring me to flinch.
“You can change in the bathroom.”
I took the robe and rose from my chair. I was halfway to the bathroom when I heard him say, “You don’t have to do this, Jett. I can find someone else.”
I stopped. The words resounded in my ears, deafening. He could find someone else. Anyone else. Like he had scores of hopefuls lined up around the block, desperate to model for him. Like I was replaceable.
He hadn’t meant it that way, but that’s how it felt.
I draped the robe over a stool. He offered a kind smile, like he’d anticipated me changing my mind.
Grasping the hem of my tank top, I pulled my shirt off right there in front of him.
Mason’s eyes rounded with stark surprise. Letting my shirt fall to the floor, I unzipped my jeans and shucked them along with my underwear. I stood naked before him, hips squared and shoulders pulled back to accentuate breasts that stood quite proudly on their own.
A breath fell from Mason’s lips as his gaze caressed me. Goose bumps skittered along my arms and legs. The man could’ve wrapped me in burlap and it wouldn’t have made a damn bit of difference. As far as most of the world knew, I was still Mason Black’s daughter. I had his name as well as his love.
He couldn’t replace me.
Author Bio
Margot Scott is an erotic romance author who likes long nails and short, sexy reads, rainbow sprinkles on vanilla ice cream, and rainy days spent in bed with her furbabies. When she’s not writing forbidden love stories about bearded older men, you can find her browsing Pinterest for pictures of pink things.
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Double Book Review ~ Unwanted & Unclaimed by May Dawson

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Okay so this is a review post for both Unwanted and Unclaimed because I completely DEVOURED them back to back and can’t wait to share my thoughts!! **Caution there will be cursing & a couple spoilers (I know I never have them, I couldn’t help it!!)

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Author: May Dawson
Series: Their Shifter Academy #1
Release date: August 22nd, 2019
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Romance

Synopsis

By the time I walk through the doors of the academy, where the born shifters of every pack are trained to fight and lead, I’m famous. Infamous? One of those.

I’ve already fought a battle or two. And my family’s complicated relationships with magic, which has been long forbidden to wolves, isn’t popular with all the packs.

I guess I should’ve said this is the place for born male shifters. There aren’t a lot of shifters like me, with flat irons and skinny jeans packed in their bags.

There’s quite the welcome committee waiting for me.

My cadre, who want to break me down and build me back up again into a fighter.

My bullies, who just want to break me.

My patrol, who rises or falls with me.

They don’t expect me to make it to graduation in four years.

But I know I will.

Who’ll be standing with me at the end?

Their Shifter Academy is a new reverse harem romance series, set in a military academy for shifters.

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Review

GREAT beginning! I haven’t read anything by May Dawson but I am completely HOOKED! The story line, characters, writing style all captivated me and had me completely immersed the second I started reading. This is a great beginning for all the characters and it sets everything up nicely without too much added in an unnecessary fashion. Simply fantastic! I’m super intrigued by the guys and just who is going to be a part of Maddie’s Harem because I personally want them all to be a part of it, the more the merrier right. Even if there are a couple of men that have me thinking they could be “too” much of an Asshole. However, it’s the Assholes that need love the most right 😉

5 Hearts

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Author: May Dawson
Series: Their Shifter Academy #2
Release date: November 5th, 2019
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Reverse Harem, Romance

Synopsis

I’m going to war with the bullies that have tormented me at the academy. It’s time to make Jensen McCauley and his minions pay.

But when our prank war lands us both on restriction, the two of us are trapped together.

It’s all his fault. It’s all his plan.

Jensen wanted to be left alone so he could unravel the secrets surrounding his sister’s death.

I’ve got enough to figure out. I have to make sense of the on-again, off-again heat between Lex and me, my hopeless crush on Rafe, the sexy instructor who think I’m a human trainwreck, and the way I’ve ruined my friendship with Penn.

Plus, there’s the small matter of the demon stalking me…

But when Jensen McCauley needs my help…even though he doesn’t deserve me… I’ll help him find the truth about his sister.

It’s a truth some people are desperate to cover up.

Can Jensen and I not only work together…but survive?

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Review

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST! As soon as I finished Unwanted I started this one and I read it even quicker, which really upsets me because the next one won’t even be out until February!!! Talk about being pissed!!! I’m pretty sure I scared my kiddos when I hollered about that release date! ANYWAY, I can bitch about that later, on to what I thought of this book….HOLY HOTNESS!!! Unclaimed was filled to the brim with everything you could want in a book. Romance, Hate, Secrets, Action/Adventure, Mystery, Betrayal..I could go on…but I won’t! I have SOOO many questions and so much left unfulfilled!! Maddie and her men developed even more and parts of the story were taken care of, but more issues popped up that need to be handled.

FUCKING PERFECTION!! May Dawson I salute you and your beautiful, wonderful, amazingly creative mind and I am going to be waiting desperately for that next book, but I’ll be reading your other books in mean time!

***Going to do some squealing about some things, if you don’t want to read spoilers, please avoid**

So here are some things that just made me super freaking happy:

1. Jensen and Maddie finally bumping bunnies! YES YES YES!!! He might be one of my favorites, seriously though, awesome!

2. Can I PRETTY PLEASE have my wish granted when it comes to Rafe?? Let that man spank her!!!! SERIOUSLY NEED SOME RAFE ACTION IN MY BOOK READING!!!

3. That scene with Penn, Jensen and Maddie….FUCKING YES!

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Release Blitz ~ Daddy’s Dirty Boss by Jade West


Title:
Daddy’s Dirty Boss
Author: Jade West
Genre: Dirty Romance
Release Date: November 4, 2019

Synopsis

I’ve known my daddy’s boss since I was nothing more than a little girl staring up at him with big wide eyes in my parents’ backyard.

I’ve known my daddy’s boss as a powerful, smart, amazing millionaire for as long as I can remember.

And now I’m older. Old enough to take a summer job of my own alongside him, as his assistant. His good girl assistant.

Old enough to learn from him, listen to him, and try my best to make him smile.

Old enough that I now want my daddy’s boss so much it hurts.

It’s only when I start to catch the way he looks at me right back that the little flutter in my tummy tickles harder. Moves lower. Turns naughtier.

Because Mr Lindon isn’t quite the man I thought he was. Not even close.

It turns out that Mr Lindon isn’t just my daddy’s boss.

He’s my daddy’s dirty boss…

And now he’s the boss of me too.

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Jade has increasingly little to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s plenty happy with this. Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted.

Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile.

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Release Day with Review and Excerpt ~ Underneath the Sycamore Tree by B. Celeste

Title: Underneath the Sycamore Tree

Author: B. Celeste
Genre: Contemporary Stepbrother Novel
Release Date: November 1, 2019

Synopsis

It happened in stages.
My father left.
My twin sister died of an incurable autoimmune disease.
My mother started breaking down.
Then I was diagnosed with the very thing that took my other half from me.
That was when I realized Mama’s eyes turned gold when she cried.
So I moved in with my father and his new family—new wife, new son, new stepbrother.
Kaiden Monroe made me feel normal.
Hated. Cared for. Loathed. And … loved.
Somewhere along the way, I’d found solace in the boy with brooding eyes.
But everything happens in stages.
And nothing good ever lasts.
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Review

Okay so yes there is a warning, but I was holding out that it was just a minor thing and that everything would be okay…..yeah….NOPE! So I just want to say, make sure you have A LOT of tissues handy (like a full box) and don’t read this around kids or loved ones that will start questioning whether your okay or if you need to go to the doctor!!! Yep that happened! I was uncontrollably crying, which is HUGE for me! I’ve been known to succumb to the occasional tear while reading because I get sucked in and when something happens to the characters I relate and feel their pain. However, this was DEVASTATING!!! The bad thing is that I wish I could just go on and on about it, but I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone and believe me…EVERYONE should give this book a chance, it will hit you in the feels and the story will keep a hold of your heart and soul long after you finish it. This is going to be one of those books that be a part of me forever!

SO FREAKING GOOD!!!

5 Hearts

* I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.*

Excerpt

We walk for what feels like forever until I see a large sycamore tree in the middle of a field of purple flowers. It seems out of place, yet perfectly set at the same time.

Kaiden walks over to it and sits down, leaning his back against the thick trunk. He seems at peace, which is a new look for him. His body is eased as he stretches his long legs out without a care in the world.

I stare. Not just at him, but at the tree. It’s huge with its long branches and bright green leaves transitioning into yellow and orange and red that give the space a beautiful kind of life. Lo would have loved this spot. She would have dragged me out and stayed here until Mama called our names in frantic worry. Lo always wanted to be free, out in the open, surrounded by trees and plants and animals.

Suddenly, the tears that had finally stopped falling on the way over begin building again until everything blurs. Bottom lip trembling, I hear Kaiden’s heavy sigh.

“What’s wrong now?”

I answer silently what my emotions won’t let me speak aloud.

Lo was buried under a sycamore tree.

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Author Bio
B. Celeste’s obsession with all things forbidden and taboo enabled her to pave a path into a new world of raw, real, emotional romance. Her debut novel is The Truth about Heartbreak.
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Release Blitz with Giveaway ~ Don’t Stop me by Marie Skye

Title: Don’t Stop Me
Series: The Simplicit Duet #2
Author: Marie Skye
Genre: Contemporary Reverse Harem Romance
Release Date: September 10, 2019


Synopsis

Open.


That’s what we were. Never spoken, and it worked, until things got complicated.

What exactly do you do when your husband of one year shares you with his best
friend, whom you happen to be in love with?

The night, we all joined was also the night my entire life was ruined.

They’re both dangerous, and they’re both liars. Now when I look at them,
they’ve become two men that can destroy my entire life and shatter everything
I’ve ever known.

One was endearing.

The other a monster.

And me?

Their virtue.

They made me choose between them. All, over a lie.

I was a good girl. I was a good wife.

Until I wasn’t.

 

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Author Bio
Marie Skye is your average career driven woman by day, and a hidden lover of all things dirty by night. Or, as she likes to say, professional by day; author whore by night.Army brat, and now just a brat. She currently resides in Austin, TX where there really is a difference between breakfast burritos, and breakfast tacos, but she really doesn’t know what the difference is.

If it’s dark, and full of inappropriate material. She’s attracted to it. She prefers making her character’s work for their happy ever after, if they get one, and she has no problem making sure they endure every obstacle to try to get there. She’s known as not having a filter, and if she’s asked for an opinion, be prepared to get a response that’s most likely a mixture of sarcasm and bluntness.

She also has a soft side, and volunteers her time to support Elephants, as well as not attending any events that has elephants in their acts. She also loves sloths, and cute kittens, and prides herself on being able to quote the entire series of Friends.

Marie is the type of person that can be friends with anyone, but if you have cake, you’re pretty much her best friend.

  

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