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CLAIMING MIA by BJ Wane Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Genre: Erotic Romance, BDSM, Spanking
Publisher: Blushing Books
Publication Date: November 16, 2018
Her betrayed heart said no; but her body pleaded yes.
Newly divorced Mia Reynolds doesn t like Chief Nolan MacGregor. His arrogance gets under her skin, but it s her body s instant reaction every time he levels that cobalt gaze upon her or hints at giving her what he keeps insisting she wants that really gets to her. After her husband sbetrayal, she s sworn off getting involved with anyone, and certainly isn t going to trust her fragile heart with the town s reformed bad boy.
Nolan wants Mia and refuses to let her prickly stubbornness stand in his way. Once he entices her into an affair and shows her the benefits of submitting to him, her off-the-charts responses prove he was right all along she is the one for him. When his investigation into an illegal drug ring implicates Mia s business, he never stops believing in her innocence.
When the Feds go around him, Mia refuses to believe he…

Review: Fall with Me

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Fall with Me by Julie Particka
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Week 6 of Shameless takes me out of my usual genre. So take my rating with a grain of salt. I rarely read new adult or young adult for a reason. It is because I don't like it. Still, I plowed forward with this book as I committed to read all the books I received at Shameless.

This story is about revenge, redemption and regret. I definitely can get behind these three themes. It is the execution of this story which dragged it a bit down for me. I am not fond of contrived conflict through willful miscommunication. The start of the story is straight forward with Jenna Brandt falling into the age old trap of best friend makes off with her boyfriend/fiance. Her self esteem already suffering, going home w/o a job and seeing a past crush who rejected her just piles on more self esteem issues.

Ms. Particka creates a very realistic response from Jenna. At that age still, the needs of trying to please a selfish boyfriend by sacrificing…

Review: Even the Score

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Even the Score by Kate Meader
My rating: unrated

Week 5 of Shameless brings me to a cowboy romance. I'm mixed about this story. It started out rather difficult to read because I did not realize it was going to be a cowboy theme. I am not a fan of the cowboy genre. Still, it I continued the story. Initial impressions are not so good. I did not like Tess McKenzie much. She does come across as a shallow poor little rich girl. She is not likeable because I'm not fond of this type of female. She is annoying and holier than thou in a smug kind of way.

Surprisingly, I ended up liking the cowboy, Hunter Dade. Hunter is a man I can respect. He came out of very poor background and formed out of tragedy. He is a self made man with demons that drive him. Sometimes it is his mother who is a broken woman heaping out abuse to her son. This is where the story turned for me. I really admired Hunter and from a character perspective, he's amazing. Ms. Meader definitely creates a character w…

Review: Kill the Queen

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Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Buy this book now. Ms. Estep creates another fantastic world with intricate world building and complex characters. When it comes to how magic worlds for characters, Ms. Estep's different series all have similar designs. The look and feel makes it very comfortable to switch from one series to another. It also makes a reader kind of feel like all these series are tied together in some way that is not quite visible yet. Is this all one universe and just different places in the world? Will there be cross overs? Things to ponder.

In this latest series which is a must read, Evie aka Lady Everleigh is the unwanted orphaned cousin. The story starts out a bit slow and gives a nice background of how Evie is where she is today. She's the country bumpkin with no value to help Vasilia, her cousin to gain more power. From trusting child thrust into a pool of blood thirst piranhas, Evie is stabbed in the back and sliced through her gut…

Review: Uncontrollable

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Uncontrollable by Nina Croft
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This series gets better and better as the truth comes out. For readers who enjoy the two series Fringe and Marvel Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D., this series is for you. I kept imaging Olivia from Fringe as Melody Lyons. Quinn isn't quite Peter from Fringe, he reminds me more of mix between Ward and Daisy from Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. Regardless, these two characters are front in center in a very deadly time travel dilemma.

I find time traveling stories to be hard to write because of how changing events could cause possible catastrophic events. It is hard to say because there are so many different variables. It is always interesting to see how an author deals with the timeline continuum. Is it going to be campy like Back to the Future or is going to be more gritty like Loopers or 12 Monkeys? Ms. Croft does a nice balance that once again reminds me more of Fringe, especially with the lack of emotions and human intimacy in the future. Ther…

Review: Unspeakable

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Unspeakable by Nina Croft
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked up this series when I went the Shameless2018. The first book's review explains my first meeting with Ms. Croft in person. I luckily spent more time with her on Sunday when we played the games Spoons. This time with the authors was a lot of fun for me. I learned more about Ms. Croft and liked her even more. Now that I'm hooked on her books, I'll be keeping my eye out for them and trying to read them all!

In this second book, which I bought as soon as I finished the first book, starting out fast and the pace kept moving. Sadie Brooks is one of the children raised by the British covert team for the "good of the nation". She turned her back on her handlers when she learned her twin sister was killed by them in an experimental study. She followed Jake, their group appointed leader. They were going to get to the bottom of where they came from and why their are forces working against them. Specifically, she was …

Vampire With Benefits by EJ Russell blog tour

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Hello and welcome to the blog tour for Vampire With Benefits! I can’t wait for you to meet Rusty and Cas, the second mismatched couple in my Supernatural Selection series (part of the Mythmatched universe). Thank you to all of you and to this blog for helping me celebrate the book release!

About Vampire With Benefits A match between a vampire and shifter could be deadly—but this broken beaver doesn’t give a dam. Silent film actor Casimir Moreau had imagined that life as a vampire would be freewheeling and glamorous. Instead, he’s plunged into a restrictive society whose rules he runs afoul of at every turn. To “rehabilitate” him, the vampire council orders him mated to an incubus with impeccable breeding who’ll mold Cas into the upstanding vampire he ought to be. Or else. As an inactive beaver shifter, construction engineer Rusty Johnson has fought—and overcome—bias and disrespect his entire life. But when his longtime boyfriend leaves him for political reasons, Rusty is ready to call it …