Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Dark Erotic Thriller 

Mature Adult 18+ Only 

This novel is a work of fiction and contains strong sexual situations and violence that may be disturbing to some readers. 

Read at your own risk. 

Sydney DeCarlo has a dark past, one she prefers to keep in the past. She’s a survivor and has made her living counselling kids who have also survived the same nightmare. When the FBI and NYPD call her in to assist on a case, her past comes roaring back. 

Enter Detective Gabriel Torres. 

Gabe is talk, dark and handsome and immediately feels a connection with Sydney. Sydney's been called in to assist in the investigation of raped and murdered young women and he’s not sure she’s the right person for the job. 

But Sydney’s connection to this case is more than anyone could ever imagine. Can Gabe save her from her past? Or will her nightmare be the death of her?

I am married and have a teenage son. I live in the Atlanta, GA area and I enjoy reading and writing. I went to bed one night after reading a book that wasn't very good and thought to myself, " I can do better than that." So the next morning I got up and started pounding away at the keyboard. My first book hides in the bowels of my laptop collecting dust. My first published novel, Running from Destiny, released in October of 2013. The sequel, Accepting Destiny just released in January 2014. My newest release is Reprisal - A Dark, Erotic Thriller.  All books are Mature adult and recommended for ages 18 and up only.

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*** I Love Story Time was honored to receive an ARC from Christa Lynn in exchange for an honest review*****

4.5 stars!!!

Let me just start out by saying I'm normally not into murder/mystery books, but this book totally hooked me from the beginning. I might have to start reading more of these if they are anything like this one!!

I loved Gabe! Who wouldn't love a hot cop that is willing to do anything to protect you while opening up your heart? From the first time Gabe sees Sydney at a bar he feels a connection with her. While Gabe is busy splitting up a fight, Sydney walks out the bar without having a chance to talk to her. However, he shows up to work the next day and finds out they will be working together on a case.

Sydney is a psychologist and is asked to come in and assist with a case. However, this particular case hits close to home for Sydney. Sydney has a dark past that she survived and the more she learns about this case the more her past comes back to haunt her.

While working together Gabe starts to have feelings for Sydney, and all Sydney wants to do is keep her guard up. Sydney feels that she is nothing but damaged goods due to her past. Gabe wants nothing more then to break down those walls.....

"Shhh.... just go with it, Sydney. It's ok, I won't let you fall."

Sydney can't deny her feelings for Gabe and how safe he makes her feel so she starts to let her guard down. She lets Gabe into her life and boy does it turn steamy. There are some seriously sexy scenes in this book! They just make Gabe that much hotter!

This story was suspenseful and nerve wracking! The mystery of who the killer was and the thrill of not knowing what was coming next had me in knots! All mixed with a sexy love story. I really enjoyed this book. However, just as a little warning, if you have a sensitive stomach, you may have a hard time reading this. If your like me and you don't mind a little edge to your books, then I would definitely recommend this book! Happy reading!!

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Monday, May 19, 2014


Title: Dragon's Lair
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: May 19th 2014

When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.
Or should I say, someone?

Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in.

I’m a law student. They’re criminals.
He’s the Vice President of a MC. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. 

He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother.
And I’m screwed.


Chantal Fernando is 26, a mother of three beautiful little boys and lives in Western Australia. Chase is her debut novel, followed by Kade, Ryder, James and Maybe This Time. She is currently working on a few other projects.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

DOUBLE COVER REVEAL ~ My Skylar and Jake Understood by Penelope Ward

My Skylar and Jake Understood
By Penelope Ward

My Skylar
(Gemini #3)
From the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling romance, Jake Undone, comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal and redemption…

Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I’ve spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever.

First, it was the cancer, but she survived only to face the unthinkable at my hands. Because of me, she left town. For years, I thought I’d never see her again.

But now she’s back…and living with him.

I don’t deserve her after everything I’ve put her through, but I can’t live without her. This is my last chance, because she’s about to make the biggest mistake of her life. I can see it her eyes: she doesn’t love him. She still loves me...which is why I have to stop her before it’s too late.

My Skylar is a STANDALONE novel and a companion to Jake Undone.
Jake Understood
(Gemini #2.5)
From the author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling Romance, Jake Undone, comes a full-length companion novel.

A different side to the story: Jake’s side.

“We’re getting a new roommate,” they said.

I thought nothing of it…until she walked in the door. Her hand trembled in mine as she looked at me with fearful eyes. My entire world spun on its axis.


It was a mismatch made in heaven: innocent girl from the boonies moves in with tattooed, pierced, badboy engineer.

I came up with a bet, a plan to tutor her in math and coach her through her phobias. What I wasn’t betting on was becoming addicted to her.

But I was living a double life on weekends, and once she found out about it, she’d be gone.

I had to protect myself and that meant one thing: I couldn’t fall in love.

**In Jake Understood, pivotal scenes from Jake Undone are retold from Jake’s point of view, combined with all-new material that will give readers a never-before-seen glimpse into Jake’s past, present and future. It can standalone but if both books are read, should follow Jake Undone.

Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

Penelope Ward is a USA Today Bestselling author and an Amazon #1 Bestselling author in Romance. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family friendly career.
            Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.
            She is the proud mother of a beautiful 9-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 7-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.
            Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.
            She is the author of Gemini, Jake Undone, My Skylar (releasing June 5th) and Jake Understood, releasing in early 2015.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014



Rylee first met Matt in The Promise, for them it was just the beginning.

Rylee Blake is broken. She has little faith, no trust in people and doesn't believe in herself. Having grown up in a home with a verbally abusive stepfather and a mother suffering from depression, an 8 year old Rylee has her heart shattered completely, hearing the words that no child should ever hear, "You ruined your Moms life".

Rylee realizes that this isn't a home, this is just a shell of a house that she needs to get far away from. She makes a pinky promise with her childhood friend Ava, that as soon as they're old enough that they're moving away from this town and as far away as possible from her stepfather.

Years later moving to California with Ava is exactly the fresh start Rylee is so desperately looking forward to. Rediscovering her freedom, fun, independence and most importantly a chance to find herself again. When Ava first told her to believe, have fun, always have faith, and most importantly believe in love, Rylee never thought it would happen. She has never believed in love or that she was worthy of being loved. Fate or destiny were words best left between the pages of a fairy tale.

And men, well they just mess with your head, that is until she met Matt Morgan, the hot tattooed guy whose bad boy image screams trouble. She never expected to have a connection with him that ran deeper than friendship. She never planned to fall for him but she also never expected him to have issues of his own.....

Matt has grown up needing to protect, defend and control his temper.

Rylee has grown up feeling owned, useless and unworthy.

Will their differences collide or will they teach each other to believe?





How far would you go to help your best friend?

Do you remember when you were young, and made pinky promises on future plans with your best friend about living together, dating movie stars, being famous and double weddings?

Ava and Rylee had the same plans. With the home life Rylee had, Ava knew that all of those dreams of fun and freedom would always be just that. Dreams. Until one night, when they were young, Rylee asked Ava to pinky promise that they would move away as soon as they were old enough and done with college.

Building new lives in California seems to be working well for them, but as we all know, the past always has a way of coming back around- this time in the form of an ex-boyfriend, and some new found information that could rock the girls friendship.

When Rylee meets Matt, a man who is everything a girl could dream of, but isn't letting herself get close, Ava's advice to her is to have fun, faith, and trust that not all men mess with your head- but when Ava gets a second chance at love, can she learn to take her own advice when it comes to her own heart? 

This book is intended for age 17+ due to sexual content, violence and strong language.




Title: Crossing The Line Author: Samantha Long Genre: Romance Series: Kismet, Book #1 Publication Date: April 21st, 2014 Hosted by: Just My Bucking Book Tours
***Rating 17+***

Victoria doesn't have time for love after a bitter divorce. She's too busy. Her twin daughters are approaching puberty and her interior design business is expanding. So when Nick enters her life, she has to remember why she's too busy for a little lust. Which is difficult considering he's the contractor hired to redo her office. Besides, his tattoos and MMA past make him a poor candidate for a woman who's trying to level out her life.

Nick thinks Victoria's hot but doesn't want to get involved with a woman who has kids, much less one that's been hurt by a man. Too much baggage. He's sworn off relationships, tending to stick with one-night stands. Victoria is a client, one he doesn't want to cross the line with, but the more he's near her, the quicker his resolve weakens.

I’m a multitasking mom of four. When not writing/doing laundry/changing diapers, I like to catch up on episodes of Supernatural and Castle. If you can’t find me in front of the computer, I’m most likely watching my DVR.
I’ve been writing since the first grade, where I wrote a one page story titled “If I was an Indian”. My warrior husband was going to be the best hunter, I was going to live in the best teepee and apparently, I was having an affair with the Chief. Racy, I know.
Of the things I’m addicted to sweet tea, movies, and books top the list. My favorite authors include Nora Roberts, Lauren Kate, Kresley Cole, and Gena Showalter. Few of many I love.
Thanks so much for reading!

Review of Crossing The Line by I Love Story Time ~ Heather

This book follows an interior designer Victoria, who is divorced with twin daughters.  She is opening an office that needed to be repaired.  Nick is a contractor who is hired to do the job.  He is an ex MMA  fighter, who is just enjoying the single life.

The story line of this book was good.  I enjoyed the interaction that Victoria had with her daughters.  She is trying to do her best, as any mom does, and hoping she is making the right decisions.  I enjoyed the mother aspect of this book very much.  Her daughters are about the age of mine, so I could relate with a lot of the things she was dealing with. 
The relationship with Victoria and Nick is one that you will be rooting for. She is not sure that Nick is a guy that would be good for her to be with.  He doesn't have a stellar reputation.  Nick has never been in a committed relationship and he doesn't plan on being in one.  There is a lot that both of them have to overcome if they decide that the attraction they feel for each other is something they would like to explore. 

Victoria has 2 sisters that she is extremely close to.  Her parents are also amazing people.  Her father is also a contractor that recently retired.    Nick has a brother that he is equally close to.  He is also very close to his mom.  Which I loved.  They are great secondary characters.  Each with their own story to tell.   

The story was intriguing with a few sexy scenes.  It is a story that you have to see how it ends.  I think the author did a good job at keeping you wondering what was going to happen next.  I wasn't sure which direction it was going to take.  

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