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One Shade of Gray Review

One Shade of Grey by Monica Corwin

Published: October 2017 Genre: Romance, Gothic Romance, Literature Fiction

E-book, 219 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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This book is based off of a tall telling of The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde, which was originally  in June of 1890 apart of the Philosophical Fiction genre. When the book was first published it brought on a lot of negativity as far as rumors on the character Dorian being of terrible immoral character as well as a bad influence and somewhat corrupting. Now, I personally have not read the original, but after doing some research I think I will take a chance and see what all of the fuss was about.

Back to the present, Monica Corwin, being a fan of the original telling wanted to put her own spin on the scandalous book, and bring into the new age. I personally found Dorian very difficult to not like. He automatically appeared as the good guy just wanting a chance with a woman, and how often does that not happen in real life? I enjoyed Dorian his mannerisms were a little old school, (which makes sense) but who doesn’t want to be treated respectfully and pampered? On to Sybil, I mean Izzy. Izzy sounded like an everyday working woman, out trying to accomplish things and not get blisters. Corwin wrote Izzy in a very relative manner, I could see myself responding to Dorian’s advances, and I could also agree with her actions and train of thought. The steam between Dorian and Izzy was palpable and I just couldn’t put my phone down, always a difficult thing to do when you’re at work.

Monica Corwin did a good job on this rendition, so much so I have added the original to my tbr list. I may be reading a couple more of Corwins’ standalone books, she may have just gained a new follower.

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Sirens of Sass Anthology Released Today!

Make sure to grab  your copy of, Sirens of Sass Anthology

Featuring Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Temptation can be a dangerous thing.

See what happens when you are lured into the lairs of spirited, stunning, and spectacular SaSSy Sirens who will entice and tantalize you. Some will give you the satisfaction you will crave while others may have you begging for more! Passion is not for the faint of heart.

Do you have the courage proceed?

Plan to delight your senses in this breathtaking selection of SCORCHING short stories highlighting some of today’s Bestselling Authors from a featured group of Attending Authors of #SaSS18 Norfolk Sexy and Sassy Signing.

All proceeds from The Sirens with SaSS Anthology will benefit VETSports and will only be available for a limited time.

Warning: This book is intended for readers 18 and Up. Strong language and explicit sexual scenes.

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Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Avery Johansson is borrowing against her youth and beauty to afford a better future by working as a sugar baby. Men think she’s everything they desire, soft, delicate, and able to stroke their fragile egos with a mere sweep of her lashes. The more they pay, the sweeter she becomes. If only they knew the woman behind the façade. Oh, she could bring them to their knees, make them beg, and unburden their minds to a point of ecstasy. The true Avery doesn’t care for roses. She prefers the thorns. Because behind her beautiful exterior, she’s more leather than lace, and beneath the sugar there’s nothing but spice. The only thing missing is a strong and submissive man to make everything nice.

Noah Wolfe is used to getting exactly what he wants when he wants, and as he sets his sights on Avery Johansson, nothing will stop him short of having her. He’s determined to bury himself in her mind and body, and plans to unravel every dark secret she hides.

As two dominant hearts collide in an explosion of sin and secrets, boundaries come tumbling down. But their future lies in someone’s surrender, a sacrifice neither is prepared to make—and everything their happiness depends on.

Book Details

Genre: Anthology | Romance | Charity

Release Date: March 27, 2018

Pages in Print: 814

18 Authors and Stories: Amy Marie, Ann Mayburn, Cat Johnson, CD Bradley, Dani Rene, D.D. Lorenzo, Elizabeth SaFleur, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kat Mizera, Lacey Paige, Lexi Buchanan, Lydia Michaels, M.E. Montgomery, Maria Vickers, Melanie Moreland, Sam J.D. Hunt, Hazel James, and Julie Mishler

Price: $0.99 (limited time price!)

Edition: 1st | Only Available for a limited time!

Participating Authors’ Social Links

Amy Marie ~~ http://amzn.to/2o3rkS8 The Siren’s Assistant by Amy Marie https://www.facebook.com/authoramymarie
Ann Mayburn ~~ http://amzn.to/2oKW5bV Rekindle by Ann Mayburn https://www.facebook.com/RomanceAuthorAnnMayburn/
Cat Johnson ~~ http://amzn.to/2nUhGyu Hot Chick for Hire by Cat Johnson https://www.facebook.com/catjohnsonauthor
CD Bradley ~~ http://amzn.to/2nG214t Siren’s Kiss by CD Bradley https://www.facebook.com/cdbradley22
Dani René ~~ http://amzn.to/2fCzvSD Una Notte (One Night) by Dani René https://www.facebook.com/ddlorenzobooks/
DD Lorenzo ~~ http://amzn.to/2nQC3Ma Hope Surfacing by DD Lorenzo https://www.facebook.com/DaniReneAuthor
Elizabeth SaFleur ~~ http://amzn.to/2rad5fD Shakedown by Elizabeth SaFleur https://www.facebook.com/elizabethsafleurauthor
Jennifer L. Armentrout ~~ http://amzn.to/2uTqhYr The Client by Jennifer L. Armentrout https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout/
Kat Mizera ~~ http://amzn.to/2peCul2 The Sidewinder’s Siren by Kat Mizera https://www.facebook.com/authorkatmizera/
Laci Paige ~~ http://amzn.to/2pKYIuI Rockstar On Pointe by Laci Paige https://www.facebook.com/authorlacipaige/
Lexi Buchanan ~~ http://amzn.to/2oIvXOI The Sheriff and the Cougar by Lexi Buchanan https://www.facebook.com/lexibuchananauthor/
Lydia Michaels ~~ http://amzn.to/2qfpxql Sugar by Lydia Michaels https://www.facebook.com/LydiaMichaels/
M.E. Montgomery ~~ http://amzn.to/2oLQ2TS Remember With Me by M.E. Montgomery https://www.facebook.com/Author.M.E.Montgomery/
Maria Vickers ~~ http://amzn.to/2qbfyCr Siren’s Song by Maria Vickers https://www.facebook.com/mariavickersbooks/
Melanie Moreland ~~ http://amzn.to/2pKZ3xP House Arrest by Melanie Moreland https://www.facebook.com/authormoreland/
Sam JD Hunt ~~ http://amzn.to/2n02FOM Savage Hope by Sam JD Hunt https://www.facebook.com/SJDHunt
Hazel James ~~ http://amzn.to/2wfn0lZ Foreword by Hazel James https://www.facebook.com/realhazeljames
Julie Mishler ~~ http://amzn.to/2n8hFdo My Fate by Julie Mishler https://www.facebook.com/authorjuliemishler/
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Bitten: The Bitten Series Review

Bitten (Book 0.5 The Bitten Series) by Lynn Best

Published: October 2017 Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book, 51 pages.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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Synopsis: Stephanie moves to Austin with her boyfriend where they are starting their lives together. But almost as soon as they get settled in a new city things begin to fall apart, this man that she moved across states with is not the same guy he was before. Now, Stephanie is sitting in a little coffee shop crying her eyes out over her lack of a relationship when she is approached by a handsome stranger, Francisco. Soon she catches herself being drawn to this handsome stranger only to find out he has issues of his own.

I thought the story was okay. I think I just had personal issues with the speed at which these two main characters fell into each others arms, but what can you expect from a 51 page book, right? I know this was just a glimpse to get me captivated by the story but it was just to fast for me. I personally would have liked to see Stephanie and Francisco build a little more on their sudden attraction, and maybe leave us with a huge cliffhanger. It might just be my thoughts, but I do love some suspense and maybe some moments of heart break, but ultimately I want to see the happy ending. I just believe this book wasn’t for me, but I think I will give the 1st book a shot to see if there is the anticipation, and angst that I was missing.

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Sirens of Sass Anthology

Sirens of Sass Anthology

Featuring Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Temptation can be a dangerous thing.

See what happens when you are lured into the lairs of spirited, stunning, and spectacular SaSSy Sirens who will entice and tantalize you. Some will give you the satisfaction you will crave while others may have you begging for more! Passion is not for the faint of heart.

Do you have the courage proceed?

Plan to delight your senses in this breathtaking selection of SCORCHING short stories highlighting some of today’s Bestselling Authors from a featured group of Attending Authors of #SaSS18 Norfolk Sexy and Sassy Signing.

All proceeds from The Sirens with SaSS Anthology will benefit VETSports and will only be available for a limited time.

Warning: This book is intended for readers 18 and Up. Strong language and explicit sexual scenes.

Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

Sugar by Lydia Michaels

Avery Johansson is borrowing against her youth and beauty to afford a better future by working as a sugar baby. Men think she’s everything they desire, soft, delicate, and able to stroke their fragile egos with a mere sweep of her lashes. The more they pay, the sweeter she becomes. If only they knew the woman behind the façade. Oh, she could bring them to their knees, make them beg, and unburden their minds to a point of ecstasy. The true Avery doesn’t care for roses. She prefers the thorns. Because behind her beautiful exterior, she’s more leather than lace, and beneath the sugar there’s nothing but spice. The only thing missing is a strong and submissive man to make everything nice.

Noah Wolfe is used to getting exactly what he wants when he wants, and as he sets his sights on Avery Johansson, nothing will stop him short of having her. He’s determined to bury himself in her mind and body, and plans to unravel every dark secret she hides.

As two dominant hearts collide in an explosion of sin and secrets, boundaries come tumbling down. But their future lies in someone’s surrender, a sacrifice neither is prepared to make—and everything their happiness depends on.

Book Details

Genre: Anthology | Romance | Charity

Release Date: March 27, 2018

Pages in Print: 814

18 Authors and Stories: Amy Marie, Ann Mayburn, Cat Johnson, CD Bradley, Dani Rene, D.D. Lorenzo, Elizabeth SaFleur, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kat Mizera, Lacey Paige, Lexi Buchanan, Lydia Michaels, M.E. Montgomery, Maria Vickers, Melanie Moreland, Sam J.D. Hunt, Hazel James, and Julie Mishler

Price: $0.99 (limited time price!)

Edition: 1st | Only Available for a limited time!

Participating Authors’ Social Links

Amy Marie ~~ http://amzn.to/2o3rkS8 The Siren’s Assistant by Amy Marie https://www.facebook.com/authoramymarie
Ann Mayburn ~~ http://amzn.to/2oKW5bV Rekindle by Ann Mayburn https://www.facebook.com/RomanceAuthorAnnMayburn/
Cat Johnson ~~ http://amzn.to/2nUhGyu Hot Chick for Hire by Cat Johnson https://www.facebook.com/catjohnsonauthor
CD Bradley ~~ http://amzn.to/2nG214t Siren’s Kiss by CD Bradley https://www.facebook.com/cdbradley22
Dani René ~~ http://amzn.to/2fCzvSD Una Notte (One Night) by Dani René https://www.facebook.com/ddlorenzobooks/
DD Lorenzo ~~ http://amzn.to/2nQC3Ma Hope Surfacing by DD Lorenzo https://www.facebook.com/DaniReneAuthor
Elizabeth SaFleur ~~ http://amzn.to/2rad5fD Shakedown by Elizabeth SaFleur https://www.facebook.com/elizabethsafleurauthor
Jennifer L. Armentrout ~~ http://amzn.to/2uTqhYr The Client by Jennifer L. Armentrout https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout/
Kat Mizera ~~ http://amzn.to/2peCul2 The Sidewinder’s Siren by Kat Mizera https://www.facebook.com/authorkatmizera/
Laci Paige ~~ http://amzn.to/2pKYIuI Rockstar On Pointe by Laci Paige https://www.facebook.com/authorlacipaige/
Lexi Buchanan ~~ http://amzn.to/2oIvXOI The Sheriff and the Cougar by Lexi Buchanan https://www.facebook.com/lexibuchananauthor/
Lydia Michaels ~~ http://amzn.to/2qfpxql Sugar by Lydia Michaels https://www.facebook.com/LydiaMichaels/
M.E. Montgomery ~~ http://amzn.to/2oLQ2TS Remember With Me by M.E. Montgomery https://www.facebook.com/Author.M.E.Montgomery/
Maria Vickers ~~ http://amzn.to/2qbfyCr Siren’s Song by Maria Vickers https://www.facebook.com/mariavickersbooks/
Melanie Moreland ~~ http://amzn.to/2pKZ3xP House Arrest by Melanie Moreland https://www.facebook.com/authormoreland/
Sam JD Hunt ~~ http://amzn.to/2n02FOM Savage Hope by Sam JD Hunt https://www.facebook.com/SJDHunt
Hazel James ~~ http://amzn.to/2wfn0lZ Foreword by Hazel James https://www.facebook.com/realhazeljames
Julie Mishler ~~ http://amzn.to/2n8hFdo My Fate by Julie Mishler https://www.facebook.com/authorjuliemishler/

 

 

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Beauty and the Beast: An Adult Fairytale Romance Review

Beauty and the Beast: An Adult Fairytale Romance by Vivienne Savage

Published: October 2016, Genre: Fairytales

Audiobook 7hrs 7min.

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As a fairytale retelling, I don’t think I need to fully go into a full back story. Beauty and the beast is primarily about learning to love and care for those not because of their looks, but because of who they are.

Princess Anastasia Rose has a journey ahead of her, although she has been promised the ability to attend university to further her studies, that promise is broken because of war. When a war breaks out between her kingdom and another she is set out to protect and save her kingdom, with this twist Anastasia is brought face to face with a dragon and not one but two Princes.

I loved this retelling of Beauty and the Beast, one of my favorite fairytales. I was happy to see that Anastasia was a strong heroin, one that did what she thought was needed to help her family. I liked seeing that it wasn’t just about her father that needed rescuing but the entire kingdom, she was educated, strong, but most of all caring and loving something I truly love about Belle. Now, I normally don’t lean towards dragon tales but, I did fall in love with Alistair. I enjoyed reading from his perspective, and knowing the inner struggles he was going through as the one dealing with the spell. Although I knew how this tale was going to end, somewhat, I was still found myself hoping that they would come together, but all turned out as it should, and I am glad I decided to give this one a try.

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Claimed by a Demon King Review

Claimed by a Demon King (Book #2 Eternal Mates) by Felicity Heaton

Published:  February 2014, Genre: Paranormal Romance

E-book, Pages: 269

Rating: 4 out of 5

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King Thorne and Sable first met in Book 1 of the series of Eternal Mates. Upon there first encounter Thorne and Sable both found each other attractive, but Thorne new from the moment he set eyes on Sable that she was his fated one. Sable a “human” was thrust into wars in hell because of her friend Olivia whom we learned about in Book 1 kissed by a Dark Prince. Sable, is working towards commander at Archangel she and a team of hunters are preparing for a war in the Third Realm. This war brings Sable and Thorne together they have to fight side by side to save Thornes’ kingdom in the third realm. Where war is coming upon them the attraction between the two become unbearable, and their passion explodes and they find themselves falling even harder for one another.

I really enjoyed the story line I did find some of the events a little predictable but was also kept on my toes. I loved Thorne, he was very woo worthy, but Sable at times appeared hard to deal with. The only thing I was left wondering was information Sable came upon. Heaton does not conclude this information, and I am hoping to finding out what this new information means to Sable.

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Free E-Book Friday

This week I have decided to include genres from Barnes & Noble. I hope you enjoy the selections I have made.

Mystery & Crime

Baking is Murder by Kathy Cranston
Witches Brew by Morgana Best
A Death Dispatched by Andrew Butcher

History
True Crime Stories by Travis S. Kennedy
Greek Mythology by Ross Tanner
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Fiction
The Debt Collector by Jon Mills
Closure: Jack Randall #1 by Randall Wood
Roanoke by Angela Hunt