Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Blog Tour ~ Review: Scorpion MC Ryder by Jani Kay

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Title: Scorpions MC Prequel: RYDER
Author: Jani Kay 
Release Date:  January 28, 2014

All Jade ever wants is an intelligent, well-mannered, and highly educated man like her daddy. One who has stellar career prospects as he climbs the corporate ladder to success. A good provider who will give her a stable life and a gorgeous house in the right neighborhood. A charmed life. Everything orderly and well balanced. Her perfect match. Isn't that what every woman wants? What she doesn’t want is a smartass, cocky, rough-around-the-edges biker. One who has tattoos and piercings, and looks like a sex god. One who is demanding and controlling. The ultimate alpha male who storms into her life and shakes her to the core. Jade never saw it coming. Ryder is the one man she can’t resist. He shows her what she really needs. Him.

All Ryder wants is inner peace. Freedom from the hatred churning in his gut. Since his mother deserted him, his life has turned to sh*t. He’s killed a man, lost his brother and fought for his survival. All before turning twelve. Saved by Razor and Cobra, sons of the Scorpions, he owes his life and allegiance to them. The Scorpion MC is his only family. One he will serve and protect till his dying breath. What he doesn’t need in his life is a smart mouthed woman who thinks she’s better than him. One who pushes every one of his buttons. One who challenges him to want to be more than a drifter. One who makes him question everything he’s ever known. Ryder never saw it coming. He can’t get Jade out of his head. She shows him what he really wants. Her.

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Let's start of by saying, this book is definitely a start of something! 
It's a introduction to both of the the character and a teaser of what to expect from this hot smart biker story. 

It really is a build up to the story and all the characters, just as the story gets hot and interesting the book ends, a proper cliff hanger. Im looking forward to reading the next installment, especial this smart biker is no normal bad ass biker and yet his in for a challenge with business and pleasure department. In this prequel is meets the every so challenging and smart mouth Jade, that press all his buttons and drive him crazy like no other women he has met. He doesn't know what it is, he just find his mind always drifting and looking forward to this annoying yet sexy as hell women. 

What would you do when someone tells you that you can't see me after tonight? especially when there is obvious connect between you. Can people from two different world cross over? 

I really enjoyed this book, a little slow at the beginning but the further you read in, it gets more interesting and the two main character has obvious chemistry between. I can't wait to see what's install for them next. Both character has a different background and the story behind them is unexpected too. 

Once you've got to the end, you just wish there are more pages to follow...

~ A bit about the author ~

Displaying Jani Kay Pic.jpgJani has been married for a long time to a special man, and her two children and their partners are the sunshine in her life. She is a voracious reader and would spend her last dollar on a book - always fascinated that for the mere price of a book, she can escape her world for a while and see through someone else's eyes.

Besides reading, her favorite 'thing' is traveling - she has traveled the world, learning about the ways people live and has come to the realization that no matter where we live, we all ultimately want the same things. Her hobby - Scrapbooking - keeps her up till way after midnight and her usual subjects are her family and her travels.

Ever since she can remember, Jani wanted to write stories about people, about their lives and loves. Relationships and Happiness - arguably the most difficult things to master in life and yet exactly what everyone ultimately desires (in her humble opinion).

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Monday, 27 January 2014

Blitz : A Tragic Wreck by T.K Leigh



~Blurb ~
How can you continue living when you’re living a lie? How can you convince your body to stop feeling, your soul to stop caring, and your heart to stop beating? Haunted by her past, Olivia Adler flees Boston for a beach in Florida, leaving everyone behind, trying to shut the world out. Remaining a relative recluse in her self-imposed prison, she tries to turn everything off, wanting to feel nothing. But a new acquaintance won’t let that happen. After being away from Alexander for a month, his voice constantly ringing in her head, reminding her that her inability to confront her demons will not only destroy her, but also him, can she really be expected to want to feel again when it brings nothing but pain? Back in Boston, everywhere he turns, Alexander Burnham is reminded of Olivia… His Olivia… He tries to dull the ache left in his heart the only way he knows how… in the bed of a beautiful woman. But Alexander isn’t about to lose his Olivia. After a clue comes to light regarding Olivia’s whereabouts, can he convince her to return to Boston with him? When a force that has laid dormant for months resurfaces, can Alexander still protect her from the unknown danger? And when Alexander comes face to face with a shadow of both his and Olivia’s past, will he be able to tell her the secret that is threatening to tear them apart? A Tragic Wreck is the continuation of T.K. Leigh’s heart-breaking 
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 This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride. One moment I was laughing and the next I was literally crying (I think my husband might think I've totally lost my mind). And in between the laughter and crying I was swept up in romance and the suspense of it all. T.K. Leigh manages to bring me to my knees emotionally through her obviously carefully selected words. … Needless to say this book is a must read. Once you start you will NOT be able to stop. I give it a solid 6 stars out of 5. That's right, for the second time since I started reviewing books I'm giving this book a 6 out of 5 star rating. It really is just that good. - Book Cracker Caroline My honest opinion is i'm speechless, just couldn't get enough of this awesome book, let alone put it down. This book had you gripping on the edge, waiting to see what happens, with a lot of twist and turns and heartache in the process. - Booky Ramblings This is a fantastic series and I cannot wait to find out what happens next. This is a must read!! - Who Picked This This is an extremely well-written, edge-of-your-seat, page-flipping action, suspense, love, and friendship story. I absolutely LOVE this story. - Page Princess

A Beautiful Mess (Book One in the Beautiful Mess Series)


~Blurb ~

What happens when you lose everyone that promised they would always be there for you? How can you protect the few pieces of your shattered heart that remain? Olivia Adler is a woman with a troubled past. After losing her parents at the young age of six and being raised by an uncle who she lost years later, she refuses to get attached to anyone, including friends. For the past decade, she has been able to remain unattached to any man, too worried about losing someone to get too close. Until Alexander Burnham walks into her life one night and changes everything. But he has issues of his own. And he’s keeping a secret that could turn her world upside-down. Will Olivia let Alexander in enough for him to get close and protect her from a force threatening her very existence, or will she push him away, scared of letting Alexander in, in order to protect her heart? A Beautiful Mess is the first installment of a three part series sure to captivate the heart with a story of secrets, courage, and love.



T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a producer / attorney by trade. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). She always had a knack for writing, but mostly in the legal field. It wasn’t until recently that she decided to try her hand at creative writing and is now addicted to creating different characters and new and unique story lines in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense genre. Her debut novel “A Beautiful Mess” has garnered relative praise, having been an Amazon Best Seller, an Amazon Top-Rated book. Recently, the book was named by The Guardian as a top reader-recommended self-published book of 2013 as well as a 2013 Reader’s Favorite in Publisher’s Weekly in addition to being named an Amazon Romance Editor’s Fan Favorite for Top Debut Author and Best Page Turner. When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found running and training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall). Unlike Olivia, the main character in her Beautiful Mess series, she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Blog Tour ~ Review ~ A Girl By Any Other Name by MK Schiller

Everyone tells him he needs to move on, but how can a man function 

without his heart? 

Ten-year-old Caleb Tanner wants nothing to do with Sylvie Cranston, the 

annoying weird girl who moves next door to him and gets him in trouble 

for swearing. But at twelve, they become friends when he teaches her how 

to hook a fishing line and she shows him the value of a selfless act. At 

fourteen, he falls in love with her. 

At sixteen, she dies. 

Or so he’s told. But Cal never believes it. Sylvie has become part of his soul. 

He knows her like the steady beating of his own heart. He’d know if she was 

dead. Cal looks for her, prays for her and finally he just waits for her. 

Nine years later, she walks into the community college English class Cal is 

teaching. Only this girl claims her name is Sophie Becker and she doesn’t 

know him. Cal knows better. He’s determined to get the girl he loves back—

and protect her from the danger that took her away all those years ago.


She sat down on her swing again. “I think you’re the smartest boy I know.” 

“You’re wrong.” 

She blinked her eyes at my goofy grin. 

“I’m the smartest person you know.” 

“That can’t be, because I’m smarter than you,” she replied, jutting her chin 


“You’re a smartass. There’s a difference.” I returned to the passage I was 

reading, doing my best to ignore her. 

“Why don’t you want people to know you like to read?” 

“I don’t want to talk about it, Sylvie. You’re annoying me.” 

“Will you read one to me?” 

“We’re supposed to be paying attention to the sermon. The only reason my 

momma lets me sit out here with you is because she thinks we listen to it.” 

“You’re not listening.” She had me there. “Just read me one. Your favourite 

one. Please?” 

I sighed. “Fine.” 

I flipped to my favourite poem and quietly read The Raven to her I flipped 

to my favourite poem and quietly read The Raven to her. When I looked up, 

she was staring at me with wide eyes and a wistful smile. Even my ignorant 

eleven-year-old self could appreciate that smile. 

“It’s so pretty. I wonder what it means.” 

“I know what it means. He thought he heard the ghost of some girl named 

Lenore who he used to know, but it was just some stupid bird screaming 

that he’d never see her again.” 

“That sounds sad and romantic.” 

“Romantic? He was crazy,” I said, twirling my finger next to my head. 

“I think it is. He had to love her very much if he kept searching for her.” 

“Maybe he just went batshit.” 

“Cal, don’t swear. We’re in church,” she scolded, wagging her finger at me.

“It’s okay. We’re outside of it,” I said, gesturing to the open space between 

us and the building. 

“God can hear everything.” 

I chuckled. “Yeah, but my momma can’t.” She punched me in the arm. “Did 

you just punch me or was it the wind? ’Cause I can’t tell.” 

“Very funny.” She looked off into the woods, and I wondered if she was 

going to bolt early. “I think there might be a raven calling to me too. Do you 

think I’m crazy?” 

“Heck yeah,” I replied, impressed with myself for not saying ‘hell’. I felt 

lousy, though, when she looked at me with those big chocolate-coloured 

eyes full of sorrow. I wanted to make her feel better. I wanted her to smile 

again. I knocked my knee into hers. “Girl, you’re such a weirdo,” I said, 

finding the most poetic words my childish mind could muster. 

She laughed in that cynical way of hers. “Yeah, you’re right. Bye.” She took 

off, sprinting into the woods. 

“Hey, Sylvie,” I called after her before she blended into the landscape. She 

stopped and turned, almost out of earshot. “Let’s go fishing tomorrow after 


“I knew you’d take me,” she yelled back, giving me a real smile.

Excerpt two!

She cupped her hand over her mouth. “Did you just quote Mr Darcy?” 

“I did. You see I can appreciate art, but I prefer the written word to 

the visual experience. So please allow me to paint a picture for you.” I 

cleared my throat. “‘I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of 

understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little 

yielding—certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget 

the follies and vices of others so soon as I ought, nor their offences against 

myself. My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. 

My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion, once lost, is 

lost forever.’” I finished the Darcy monologue with another bow. 

“Holy hell, that was hot.” 

I stood, grinning at her, backing her farther against the wall, a hand on 

either side of her head, in our own little world. “That turned you on, my 

love? Let me assure you, it’s just the tip of my knowledge base. Would you 

prefer poetry? Maybe Keats, Wordsworth or Blake? How about the female 

perspective? Emily Dickinson, perhaps? I know them all. I can sonnet you 

all night. And yes, I use the term as a verb because the way I do it is an


She waved her hand in front of her face, fanning herself. “All night?” she 

asked, arching her brow, a sexy smile curling her lips. 

“I have plenty of material. I hold a Master’s in literature, and words are my

medium of choice.”

“I think you may have just mastered me, sir.”

I jerked my head towards the exit. “Shall we take our leave?” 

“Yes,” she whispered.

About MK Schiller . . .

I am a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. I have a full 
time life and two busy teenagers, but by night, I sit by the warm glow of 
my computer monitor, and attempt to conjure up passionate heartwarming 

stories with plenty of humor.

I started imagining stories in my head at a very young age. In fact, I got so 

good at it that my best friend asked me to make up stories featuring her as 

the heroine and the boy she currently liked as the hero. We'd spend hours 

on the phone while I came up with a series of unrealistic, yet tender events 

led the object of her desire to finally profess his love. You've heard of fan 

fiction... this was friend fiction.

Even with that, it took many years to realize I could produce an actual full 

length book that readers would enjoy. I try to make my stories humorous, 

realistic, with characters who are flawed but redeeming. I hope you enjoy 

my stories and never stop searching for your happily ever after.

Ramblings . . .

How lucky are we that we received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

          If this is how 2014 is kicking off with books then it’s going to be a good year for us readers!

          A.mazing! This book literally blew my mind! I’m gonna try to keep it vague because I don’t want to spoil the book for you, it’s really one that you HAVE to read, not only because it’s fan-bloody-tastic but because it cannot be described in words. It’s just one of those books that you need to experience for yourself.

          A Girl By Any Other Name is a story about true love and how it prevails against all else. It stands the test of time and a thousand obstacles. This story has originality and twists and turns that pounce from nowhere. I was totally blindsided at one point.

          I took an instant liking to the characters. This was easy because the story begins in the past where our main characters meet as children. An unexpected friendship forms between Caleb and Sylvie and it’s beautiful to read. This friendship develops and blossoms into an untold love as the years pass by.

          Sylvie is troubled from a young age despite never revealing herself to anyone except Cal and even then she never opens herself completely. Despite suffering a life-time worth of pain and suffering within a short period of time, Sylvie is a free-spirited, kind-hearted character. She is strong and courageous and selfless. She places everyone before herself despite fully deserving the right to wallow, she never does, not once.

          Then there is Cal, who is my new book boyfriend, oh yes hello ladies. Future Cal is an English tutor. Using literature as his escape and also as his tool in finding Sylvie, who has long since vanished. He really has the whole package. Hot and smart. Quoting classic literature one minute (seriously swoony) then whispering dirty nothings and taking full control in the bedroom. I love them both and you will be rooting for them!

The story jumps between the past, which is actually a story within the story written by Cal, and the present day where Cal is searching for his ‘Lenore’. I love how the story is told and it flows perfectly.

My heart was broken for Sylvie, then it broke for Cal. I was pained reading this. It really is torturous for a while but hang in there because the ending is so worth it.

Absolutely beautiful. Shocking. Freaking impossible to put down. My eyes were burning because I just couldn’t put it down. I had to keep reading until I had finished.

A real stand up – original story. Very clever Mk Schiller. My new author crush!


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Promo ~ Susan Lodge

Susan Lodge 

Susan Lodge

I was born in England’s West Country and spent my first years amongst strawberry fields, caves and orchards. Leaving home at eighteen I headed for London and embarked on a career in the Civil Service – gaining a Science degree along the way. 
I have been writing stories for ever but only in the last few years marketed my work. A short story published in a National UK magazine was my first success which spurred me on to seek a publisher for 'Only a Hero Will Do',my first historical romance. 

My second publication, a contemporary rom/com ,'The Man in the Blue Flowered Shorts' was published by Musa publishing in July. The sequel 'The Man in The Buff Breeches' is due at the end of the year. Both stories are contemporary, but I have a bit of fun with the Regency period during the plot.

I love spell checks, piano, swing dance and musical theater. My ambition has always been to travel into space, but as the years roll by it looks less likely, unless I write a bestseller and can book a place on Richard Branson’s first flights. 

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~ Books by the author ~


Only a Hero Will Do 

Only a Hero Will Do


Hetty’s desperate gamble to avoid an odious match lands her all at sea. Can a stuffy ship’s physician really be the hero she needs to escape her treacherous family?

Marriage to a cruel dandy is not how Hetty Avebury envisions spending the rest of her life. Determined to raise funds to escape the match she earns money the only way she knows how—gambling. Her plans go astray and she finds herself onboard a man-of-war under the care of its high handed physician. But Hetty soon realizes that Doctor Withington is not quite the stuffed shirt she had first imagined.

If it wasn’t bad enough declaring one of the pressed men as a woman, Robert has been tasked with the tiresome job of returning her safely back to her dysfunctional family. It was ten years ago when his father gambled away his inheritance, home, and any chance of marrying the woman he loved. So when Robert discovers Hetty gambling he takes drastic action to cure her of the habit.


The Man in the Buff Breeches 

The Man in the Buff Breeches


What is it about men in breeches? Shona finds out her dream man turns out to be not at all what she expected.

When a man in tight buff breeches examines her with his quizzing glass and calls her Miss Bennet, Shona fears the Regency themed ball is going to be as awful as she predicted. But then she is introduced to the gorgeous Nick who ticks every box for her perfect man.

As Shona looks forward to her first date with Nick, her happiness is marred by some disturbing observations around her flat. She doesn’t usually leave her blind rolled down that far, and she never keeps her bunny slippers tidily by the bed. And what is the man in the buff breeches doing lurking on the street outside?

As both men pursue her,Shona finds one makes her body quiver with desire, the other itch with annoyance. Then the men finally confront each other, and her life turns into a nightmare. Can her judgment regarding the male species really be so seriously flawed?


The Man in The Blue Flowered Shorts 


Lyn enjoys reading romance novels, especially when she can combine it with relaxing in the Caribbean sunshine. But when a mysterious stranger joins the cruise ship,fiction and fact become dangerously confused. 

When Lyn Redford’s sandal hurtles across the deck of the cruise ship, it makes her first introduction to Henry Matasie rather hostile. It wasn’t just that the man was seriously grumpy; he was a walking wardrobe disaster. Do you really need to wear woollen socks with your shorts in the Caribbean heat? 

Following an embarrassing encounter in the cocktail bar with Henry, Lyn and her travelling companion Shona try to find out the reason for his strange behaviour. Later,when Lyn accidentally reads his e-mail, she is convinced the man in the blue flowered shorts is deadly dangerous. 

When Henry swaps his awful holiday clothes for a dress suit to attend the gala dinner the transformation sets Lyn’s pulse racing. But she is convinced he still hides a guilty secret and she is intent on discovering what it is.

Cover reveal ~ Hudson by Shayne McClendon

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Cover Designer:  Alexandra Andersen (the two photos are from DepositPhotos)

Goodreads Link:
https:// www.goodreads.com/book/show/18913280-hudson

Buy Link:
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Refuse to compromise.

Hudson Winters is in control of every aspect of his world. From his earliest
memories, he's been driven to succeed. Starting from nothing, he built an
empire based on opportunity and intimidation.

Personally, professionally, and sexually - he ensures the reins are always
in his hands.

He never counted on a woman like Gabriella Hernandez.

From the moment she steps into his building, she proceeds to shake up his
entire existence. Her very presence causes him to question everything about
himself, his relationships, and his future.

This story features characters readers fell in love with in "The Barter
System" and gives you a chance to sit down and catch up. Prepare to be
twisted up and knocked around a bit.  Another hot, emotional read from
Always the Good Girl, Shayne McClendon.

NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and language and is
intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual
situations offend you.

About the Author

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Shayne McClendon is an indie author who has received rave reviews for her premiere novel "The Barter System." Other projects recently released are "In the Service of Women," "Yes to Everything," "Damaged," "Being Delightful," "The Hermit," "Hudson" - the second book set in "The Barter System" world, and many more.

Writer, mom, and hermit...Shayne listens to the voices in her head because their ideas are awesome. Those around her have learned not to question the crazy. Coffee consumption is too high, amount of sleep is too low, but the words always feel just right.
She currently lives in Oklahoma wrangling teenagers, opening doors for her pets, and running her content writing company. She dreams of peace, quiet, travel, and always having a viable internet connection.
You can contact her by email at shayne@alwaysthegoodgirl.com, stop by her Facebook page, or visit her website and subscribe for your free story!
Shayne McClendon's work is available at all major e-book retailers. Print editions of her work are available on her website.

Current Book List:
The Barter System
Yes to Everything
In the Service of Women
A Little Bit Country - Book One
The Hermit
Being Delightful
Roadside Assistance
Permission to Come Aboard - The Great Outdoors
Special Delivery - The Great Outdoors
A Sunny Heart - The Great Outdoors
Embrace the Wild - The Great Outdoors
Ready to Rumble - Love of the Game
Breaking the Ice - Love of the Game
Time to Make the Doughnuts - Love of the Game
Woman's Best Friend
Revenge is Best Served Hot
Just a Little Kilted - with Alexandra Andersen
Just a Little Crazy - with Alexandra Andersen
Just a Little Extra - with Alexandra Andersen
Not a Bride - with Alexandra Andersen
All the Better To - with Christopher Southers
Books Available in Print:
The Barter System
Not a Bride - with Alexandra Andersen

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