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Month: January 2015 (page 3 of 3)

RELEASE DAY: Find Me in Darkness

Are you ready to get to know Malcom? FIND ME IN DARKNESS by Julie Kenner releases today and you can get your hands on it for just .99c!

findme-darknessAbout FIND ME IN DARKNESS

A doomed woman. A dangerous and mysterious man. And an epic passion that cannot be denied…

From the first moment I saw Malcolm, I felt his power shudder through me. Lithe and powerful, dark and controlling, he cast a spell over me that I didn’t understand, but to which I willingly surrendered.

One touch and I melted. One glance into his storm-swept eyes and I was lost. One kiss, and I was bound.

But sometimes passion can burn too hot, and it would take all of our strength for Mal and I to survive the fire that raged between us…

Read the first chapter here – http://bit.ly/FindMeInDarknessCh1

Find Me In Darkness – Part 1
Amazon http://bit.ly/FindMeInDarkness

Find Me In Pleasure – Part 2 – Jan 20th
Amazon http://bit.ly/FindMeInPleasure

Find Me in Passion – Part 3 – Jan 27th
Amazon http://bit.ly/FinhttpdMeInPassion


And be sure not to miss the first novella in this exciting and sexy series by Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner), Caress of Darkness, a 1001 Dark Nights novella.

***NOTE TO READERS*** Each of the 1001 Dark Nights novellas stands alone. (Caress of Darkness and the 2015 release, Caress of Pleasure.) The Find Me books are a true trilogy spanning Mal and Christina’s romance and are meant to be read in order.



About Julie Kenner

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.

J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

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Review: The Masseuse

The Masseuse

Author:   Sierra Kincade

Book:  The Masseuse

Series: The Body Works Trilogy

Other Books in Series:
The Distraction – release date: February 3, 2015
The Confession – release date: May 5, 2015

The Distraction

tl;dr recommendation: You need to read this. Immediately. Go. READ IT. Now.

Longer Review:

Have you heard of Sierra Kincade? IF NOT, YOU HAVE NOW. In my opinion, she is one of the best new writers to break into this genre. And I really don’t say that about everyone. You need to read this book – then go follow her all over the interwebs (Website | Facebook | Twitter). She has that ever elusive ‘It’ thing, meaning – she can actually write really well – and I have a feeling that this is just the start of a long career. She’s also pretty funny on twitter, which is a major bonus.

The Masseuse is about – well, a Masseuse named Anna Rossi. She tends to move frequently before people can get close to her, but this time her most recent move landed her in Florida, near her BFF Amy. She wants to set up roots, but can she? She picks up a job as a masseuse at a salon and as part of the gig, she gets called out to perform a private massage for billionaire Max Stein. While at Max’s she meets hot and sexy body guard, Alec. AND SO IT BEGINS.

I FUCKING LOVE THIS BOOK. The writing style is exactly what I crave. Easy to love characters, a smart and confident woman, a strong and conflicted man + a little bit of danger. There isn’t anything much better than cheering for the main character as she kicks the shit out of someone. That was awesome. and Alec…..oh god. SOMEONE PLEASE FAN ME. Hot, protective, vulnerable, imperfect, loyal and just a GOOD PERSON. He’s dominant & possessive. He’s closed off, yet dying to break down. He’s PERFECT. When Anna & Alec come together…..instant fireworks. The heat radiated off the pages. I’m surprised my Kindle isn’t a little singed. you think I’m kidding, I’M NOT. THIS BOOK IS HOT.


Really though. What IS it about elevators?!?! I so love a good elevator scene & this book most definitely delivers.

I really enjoyed every second of this book & Sierra’s debut novel just hit it off the charts for me. It was similar in style to Lauren Blakely – and if you’ve seen my LB reviews, you know I love her writing. I was immediately drawn in to Anna’s wit and charm but then I was definitely sticking around as soon as Anna and Alec got together. Because, HOT. There was great character development, easy flow & transitions in the writing, and good dialogue between the characters. If you like a little mystery & danger mixed with your sex then you’ve stumbled upon the right book. This one gets five glowing stars. I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THE DISTRACTION.

RELEASE DAY: Total Submission by Roxy Sloane

Her secrets are tearing us apart, but I can’t give up on us yet.
When I’m with her, the beast inside of me is tamed.  My every craving sated by her gentle touch.
I won’t let her go without a fight.
No matter what the cost, I will protect her.  She belongs to me now.
*Part 3 of the sensual suspenseful new serial*
Finally, I reach his bedroom. It’s his personal sanctuary, off-limits without invitation. Even when I was staying here with him, I was hardly ever allowed to set foot inside, and I feel a rebellious surge as I fling open the door.
I stop dead.
My things are here, all of them. Unpacked and arranged with care, like they’ve been here all along. Like they belong in this room.
My photo album and perfume bottles sit on the dresser, my clothes hanging neatly beside his suits in the huge walk-in dressing room.
He’s even folded up my favorite throw blanket and laid it across the foot of the bed.
Suddenly, it’s not Cam’s room anymore. It’s our room.
Sadness hits me like an anvil.
This is what it would look like, sharing my life with him. Waking up every morning in this bed – together. Going to sleep in each other’s arms at night.
My body floods with longing, for the life I’ll never have.
I sink onto the bed and look around at my things so proudly displayed in Cam’s personal space. For the first time, I wonder what it would be like to stop running away.
Stop the lies, and the fear, and the pain. Stop turning my back on my problems, and face them head on.
But how can I? Brent still knows the truth about me, and you can bet he wouldn’t hesitate to use it the minute he finds out I’m with Cam again.
At least if I run, I’ll be a thousand miles away when the truth comes out.
I reluctantly get up.  Scanning the room one last time, my gaze falls on the polished dresser table. There’s a note there, and a key.
Come upstairs.
A shiver runs through me. His playroom on the top floor. He’s given me the key. He’s inviting me into his most private retreat.
I should drop the key and go. Take advantage of my head start, skip town before anyone realizes I’m missing. Because this new life I need? It starts now. All I have to do is turn around, collect my things and walk out that door.
But I know what this key represents, what the room represents. This means everything to him. How can I refuse?
The Submission Series
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Book #2
About the Author
Roxy Sloane is a romance junkie with a dirty mind. She lives in Los Angeles with her hot ex-military hubby and her two kids. She loves writing sexy, complex stories about pushing the boundaries and risking it all.
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Review: Thoughtless Trilogy

Thoughtless  Effortless  Reckless

Author:   S.C. Stephens

Thoughtful – release date February 24, 2015


Series: Thoughtless

tl;dr recommendation: An incredibly emotional ride that I didn’t want to end. WORTH EVERY SECOND.

Longer Review:

I think of this series as a Smut Classic. I’d like to say it’s akin to The Great Gatsby in the romance/erotica genre.There are shirts. There are mugs. There are keychains. I mean, people rave about Kellan Kyle with about the same zealousness as they do Christian Grey (yet another Smut Classic). Needless to say, I felt that my erotica education was missing a vital piece without having read this series. Truth be told, I hadn’t read it because i really hate love triangles. It’s a personal problem, I’m aware. But I had to get over it to read this series. SO, with the encouragement of some fellow bloggers (THANKS, LADIES) I dove in and read them in a weekend. So exhausting. SO WORTH IT.

Thoughtless begins with Kiera Allen and her boyfriend Denny (an Aussie!) who are moving from Ohio to Seattle, Washington for Denny’s job. Kiera is in the middle of college and transfers so that she can be with him. Denny had spent some time in Seattle as an exchange student back in the day and had lived with Kellan Kyle’s family, so it was only natural for Denny to call up Kellan and ask if he knew of any places where he and Kiera could stay. CRAZY ENOUGH, Kellan had an open room at his house. Thus, Kiera and Denny move in with Kellan.

Kellan is a rockstar. I mean, not yet, but basically he is. His band, the D-Bags, play at Pete’s on the regular and they’re as up-and-coming as you can possibly be for a local rock band. Kellan’s a local celebrity…he has fuck me eyes and the fuck me voice to go with it. Saying he’s a player is the Understatement Of The Year. Due to the fact that they live together & because they tend to like each other, Kellan and Kiera become friends. She’s incredibly attracted to him, but she really loves Denny, so she’s not really thinking about Kellan inthatway. UNTIL Denny goes to Tuscon for his job for months. And then…AND THEN….Shit hits the motherfucking fan. NO SPOILERS: The remainder of the series follows Kiera and Kellan’s relationship struggles – can they really begin again when their relationship began as a betrayal?

Full Disclosure: I hate Kiera more than any fictional character I have ever read. I actually wondered while reading this series whether I could kill a fictional character even if the author doesn’t. I was THISCLOSE to testing the theory. Kiera is obnoxious, annoying, insecure, and petulant. She’s worse than Ana from FSOG and I swear to Christ, that’s saying something. I wanted to shake her to death for 85% of this series. Which probably would have made her cry, since EVERYTHING MADE HER CRY. Everything also made her blush, but that’s for another day.

I’m pretty sure S.C. Stephens recognizes that Kiera is obnoxious….mostly because in book 2 Kiera actually admits that she is annoying. I felt so validated that I fist pumped by myself in the living room. However, SHE STILL HASN’T LEARNED HER LESSON. I mean, how many times do you have to learn that keeping something secret/hidden will only blow up in your face when the truth is revealed? PULL OFF THE BAND-AID KIERA.

AND YET I still love this series. Why? Because it’s really really good. It’s fantastically written. S.C. Stephens is a brilliant writer. Really. And Kellan will ALWAYS GET FIVE STARS FROM ME. Yes, this series is painful. and yes, I felt tortured through a good portion of it. I felt so bad for Denny. I then felt even worse for Denny when I was pulling for Kellan and I then had to wonder WHAT KIND OF PERSON DOES THAT MAKE ME? i prayed that Denny fucked someone else in Tuscon. But no. No. That would be too easy. But then, this series sneaks in to your core, nestles around and stays with you.  As I kept reading I fell in love with each character one by one. I, like Kiera & Kellan, didn’t mean for it to happen….but it did. God, I had a book hangover for days after finishing.

If Denny was an asshole – like even one iota of an asshole – this would have been an easier read. But he’s not & it will kill you. Just be ready for it. Of course, Kellan is also the sweetest, most thoughtful, adorable, hot rocker EVER. His little love notes in Effortless made me squeal. He just FUCKING LOVES Kiera and it’s unbelievably endearing. There’s a scene in a bathroom at a party in Effortless that is super hot…..and so so good. But Reckless is what completely made me a believer. Especially because somehow in the last 15% of the book Kiera miraculously found some confidence, maturity and a set of balls, it gave me everything I wanted and more. As long as I only read the last 100 pages or so I’ll always like her 😉 The award show?! I DIED. I FUCKING DIED.

The series is lengthy, but it needs to be. It needs all of those parts – I needed to physically shake during the creation of the music video in Reckless (not kidding. I was shaking. I was so fucking pissed), I needed all of the scenes that made me hate Kiera with such a fervency, and I needed the strong & steadfast love of Kellan (& well, also Denny) for this series to work for me.

The Thoughtless series is an experience. You have to commit – you have to stick with it – you will eventually fall in love just like I did……because sometimes the best things come from the most uncomfortable places. You’ve got this. THIS SERIES IS WORTH IT. I can’t wait for Thoughtful to be released!!!


It’s here! The cover for Lauren Blakely’s next title in her Seductive Nights Series, FORBIDDEN NIGHTS, is here and it’s a beauty! We are thrilled to get to share it with you today. But first, we want to share just a little bit about Lauren Blakely and a taste of FORBIDDEN NIGHTS with you.

Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as deeply emotional new adult stories — one commonality in all her books is the scorching hot sexy times. And this book is absolutely no different! Nate Harper and Casey Sullivan have some thrilling moments together.

And… we have a surprise for you!

FORBIDDEN NIGHTS will release on February 17th!

That’s a full month earlier than originally planned! So you will get to experience Nate and Casey and all of their sexy and heartfelt moments together even sooner! Still dying to get your hands on this smoking couple? Here’s a little taste for you from Lauren Blakely:

“Just relax and let me lead,” he said, whispering in her ear, a waft of her citrus scent drifting by his nostrils. She shivered briefly against him, and that nearly did him in. He stayed strong, swaying gently, guiding her in slow, sensuous moves. “I’ll show you how to let go, but you have to trust me. And that’s where it starts. I can show you how good it will feel when you give up control.”

She breathed in sharply, like she was acclimating to new air on a distant planet. “Why do men like a woman to give up a control? What is it about the lack of control that men like so much?”

“It’s not that they like a lack of control. They want a woman who wants to give herself to him. He wants a woman to melt into his arms, to get aroused from a kiss on the back of her neck,” he said, and traced a fingertip gently under her hair, watching her reaction as she drew in a breath. “It’s the hand on her arm,” he said, now trailing his fingers down her bare skin to her elbow as he leaned in to whisper. “Or warm breath near her ear.” She gasped, and he kept going. “He wants a woman who’s so turned on, she’ll nearly beg for it. He wants her abandon. He wants to be the only one to make her feel that way.”

She parted her lips to speak, but he shushed her with his fingertip against her lips. God, he was so tempted to let her suck on his finger right now, to watch her simulate a blow job, to let her show him what she could do. But that would come later. He needed to kiss her first.

That is, after he teased her…

Are you as excited as we are about this book?!

And now, here’s the fabulous cover for FORBIDDEN NIGHTS!

FORBIDDEN NIGHTS by Lauren Blakely for cover revealCover created by Sarah Hansen of Okay Creations


A smoldering and sensual standalone romance novel in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Seductive Nights Series by Lauren Blakely…

Sinfully sexy hotel CEO Nate Harper knows exactly how to please a woman. He’s equally skilled in keeping his heart safe from the kind of hurt his ex inflicted on him years ago. But one thing he’s not so good at what-so-ever is getting his mind and all his dirty thoughts off the gorgeous, outgoing, and absolutely captivating Casey Sullivan, the new head of the Joy Delivered company.

They’ve been friends for years now, and Casey trusts Nate completely. So it makes perfect sense to her to ask him for hands-on guidance when she finds herself in need of some of his romantic expertise.

The trouble is, his heart may be signing up for more than it bargained for when he agrees to help her learn to abandon her need for control in the bedroom. Because as she experiences what it means to let go, he’ll start to experience what it means to feel again…

But what happens when all those forbidden nights turn into a deeper connection that’s much more than either bargained for?

*FORBIDDEN NIGHTS is a standalone full-length novel in the bestselling SEDUCTIVE NIGHTS series following the love affair of Nate and Casey. You can read it on its own, but you would likely enjoy the other books too.*

Read all about FORBIDDEN NIGHTS and the Seductive Nights Series HERE!

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Pre-Order Your Copy Of FORBIDDEN NIGHTS coming February 17th Now!

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Author PhotoAbout Lauren Blakely:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she
thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Caught Up in Love, Seductive Nights, and Fighting Fire. She recently released Nights With Him, a standalone novel in her New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her next book in that series is Forbidden Nights, releasing in early 2015. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).

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COVER REVEAL: The Billionaire Bargain by Lila Monroe!!

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Title: The Billionaire Bargain

Author: Lila Monroe

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 22, 2015



Sexy Australian billionaire Grant Devlin is ruining my life. He exercises shirtless in his office, is notorious for his lunchtime nooners, he even yawns sexily. If I didn’t need this job so bad, I’d take his black Amex and tell him where to swipe it.

He doesn’t even know I exist, but why would he? He jets off to Paris with supermodels, I spend Friday nights with Netflix and a chunk of Pepperidge Farm frozen cake—waiting for his call. Because every time he crashes his yacht, or blows $500k on a single roulette spin in Monte Carlo, I’m the PR girl who has to clean up his mess.

But this time, it’s going to take more than just a fat charity donation. This time, the whole company is on the line. He needs to show investors that he’s settling down, and Step #1 is pretending to date a nice, stable girl until people forget about what happened with the Playboy Bunnies backstage at the Oscars.

My plan is perfect, except for one thing:

He picks me.


You might think I’m exaggerating his attractiveness. I’m not. Picture a handsome man. No, more handsome than that. Square that jawline, brush those brown curls with gold, darken those blue eyes till they’re almost black, deep sapphire pools made for mooning over. Deepen that voice till it’s like dark chocolate, and thread it through with a sexy chameleon accent—one second so crisp and upper class it might almost be British, the second relaxing into long lazy vowels that conjured up visions of him kicking back beers on a sunny Australian beach, surfboard planted in the sand as he contemplated the rolling waves with a practiced eye. Strip away any hint of fat over that lean, muscular sailor’s physique; evenly tan his smooth skin until he’s a bronzed Adonis.

For intrigue, add just a few scars on his powerful arms—sometimes a wide-eyed young intern might ask where he got them, and he’d flex his arms and tell a completely different story than he had the last time, each more improbable than the last. And whether it featured great white sharks, modern-day pirates, or a knife-throwing bet, that wide-eyed intern would swoon right into those arms, disappear at the end of the day into his limo, and moon around the office for a couple of weeks, constantly checking their phones for texts that never came, until they quit or until security had to boot them from the building for trying to ambush him outside of his office with pleading love notes and recriminations.

But I’ve gotten off-topic. Back to your mental picture of a handsome man. Now picture that an entire team of crack tailors working night and day to create the perfect suit, cut to hang just right on his body, tight across shoulders you could build a house on and an ass that belonged in an underwear commercial. Imagine the world’s greatest stylists converging upon him with mousse and hairdryers until not a hair was out of place except the ones he intended to be, each chestnut lock artfully tousled for maximum effect.

And then he smirks.

Now freeze that perfect, sexy, infuriating bastard at that exact moment in time so that nothing ever musses him or ruffles his feathers or causes a single blip on the horizon of his life, and you’ve got Grant Devlin.

About The Author


Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.


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Review: No Regrets Series

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Author:   Lauren Blakely

The Start of Us
The Thrill of It
Every Second With You

or buy them as a BUNDLE!

Series: No Regrets

tl;dr recommendation: Sensual & vulnerable: This series rocks.

Longer Review:

I really enjoyed these books. They’re different than many books in the genre & it was so refreshing to read. The summary is that Harley is a virgin sex addict. Trey is definitely NOT a virgin sex addict. Now, I know you’re saying – wait. back up. WHAT? VIRGIN SEX ADDICT? Oh yes. See? It’s definitely different. Harley & Trey actually meet the night before they really meet. They have a bit of a last hurrah before they go to therapy for their issues….but it’s different for both of them when they get together. Harley actually feels for the first time ever & Trey actually goes for a girl that’s his age. This is a different scenario than either of them have every experienced before. The next day they walk into their sex and love addicts support group and….well, shit, they’re both there. The books then follow the building of their friendship & relationship – the ups, the downs, the struggles, the issues. It’s so so good.

Harley and Trey made me so uncomfortable in such a good good way. The struggles they seek to overcome are deep and facing them head on makes them so vulnerable. I could FEEL it. That’s what makes a good book – All The Feels. and this one had them all for me. This love story made me so happy and I swear to Christ I fist pumped the air when Harley got a little sass in her step. The tattoos surely don’t hurt, but Trey is super sexy in every way, especially in the way he views Harley. [closes eyes….] sigh. it’s a good one.

I hate Harley’s mom. I mean, you’re supposed to. But FUCK HER. She’s the worst. Trey’s parent’s aren’t much better, but god, Harley’s mom just takes the cake. The end of the Thrill of It leaves you with a cliffhanger, so if you hate them, you’ve been forewarned – but frankly, I liked it.


As for Every Second With You, well – I LOVE THIS STORY. This is seriously one of Lauren Blakely’s best writing. Trey and Harley capture you and hold you and break you and ahhhhh, warm your heart.

Let’s not talk about how I was thisclose to ripping off Trey’s man parts. Ohmylord There was a scene that made me SO ANGRY. but then, I took it all back because Trey is one of the greatest book boyfriends you will ever want to know. This just shows you how invested I was. and Harley’s strength?! she’s the spokeswoman for my 2015 mantra: hold your head high and your middle finger higher. There is an epic speech Trey gives to Harley’s mom and I was SO EXCITED. It was everything I wanted to say and more. ahhhh, perfection.

This series stretches you to pull for these characters in ways you don’t expect. It’s not always that you read an erotica novel and think that you’ve actually learned something about yourself. I definitely did here. I absolutely loved it!

OWMS’ Unofficial Guide to all things Driven Trilogy related


I freaking love the Driven Trilogy. If you’ve read these books, then you understand. If you haven’t read these books you need to immediately. If you need to be pushed, my review can be found here. If you need additional peer pressure, give me your contact info & I’ll harp on you daily to read them. WHATEVER IS NECESSARY. Why? Two reasons: 1) they’re really really good and 2) K. Bromberg is the goddamned nicest, most genuine author you’ll ever interact with. And she actually interacts. Which makes us all go #fangirl, but whatevs.

At one time I too was a Driven newbie and was scrounging around for extra information about this amazing series. Since there’s SO MUCH EXTRA I figured I’d compile some links here. By the way, this post is completely unsolicited – just my genuine love of some books going on here. 🙂


Driven  Fueled  Crashed

First things first, go buy the Driven Trilogy books here:

Driven:    Amazon | Goodreads
Fueled:    Amazon | Goodreads
Crashed: Amazon | Goodreads
Raced:    Amazon | Goodreads
Aced:      Amazon | Goodreads <<< coming soon on January 11, 2016

If you’ve already read them – then please, for the love of Colton, go write a freaking review. 


Kristy’s website: www.kbromberg.com
Kristy’s Twitter: @KBrombergDriven
Kristy’s Tsu: https://www.tsu.co/KBromberg
Kristy’s Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKBromberg
Kristy’s Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/kbrombergwrites/ – she posts teaser pics & such here, which is awesome.
Kristy’s GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7047863.K_Bromberg



Would you prefer signed hard copies? If so, you can buy them straight from Kristy Bromberg herself. Because, she’s awesome.

Do you want your ebooks signed? Go over to www.authorgraph.com and request away. Word on the street is that Kristy signs them there.

Signed copies of Slow Burn can be ordered HERE!



I mentioned it above, but did you know there’s a Driven Trilogy facebook group? It’s the VP Pitcrew & these girls are really funny and welcoming. Spoilers are present, just so you know. Also, there are rules: namely, post stuff Driven/K. Bromberg related & don’t be an asshole. There are some others, but that’s the gist. #VPPC #FromAtoMotherFuckingZ

If you want to go crazy, there’s also a super secret No Author Allowed facebook group. This is where shenanigans are planned and executed. 😉


You can also listen to the songs from the books on spotify playlists. God, these playlists have gotten me through some really long days at work. And they make me feel like i’m reading – even when I’m not reading. It’s a win win.
Driven Trilogy (All 3 Books)
Slow Burn Working Playlist
Slow Burn OFFICIAL Playlist
Slow Burn Playlist Document – list of songs with chapters
Sweet Ache Playlist


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There are extra scenes & such floating around out there!!! Oh yes there are. Go forth & read my friends.

Mother’s Day Scene via www.ShhMomsReading.com
Thanksgiving Scene
Christmas Cookie Scene
Valentine’s Day 2015 Q&A via TotallyBookedBlog
One Year Anniversary Scene
Alternate Ending to Fueled


Slow Burn Extra


Unraveled – This is not related AT ALL to the Driven Trilogy but it’s written by Kristy. It’s a bit darker and was part of an Anthology called Bend. Bend was sort of banned from Amazon (note: book banning is fucking bullshit). But you can buy the full book from Kristy directly (see signed books link) or you can buy the edited novella through the book title link.


slowburn    sweetache  

Slow Burn: Amazon | Goodreads
Sweet Ache: Amazon | Goodreads
Hard Beat: Amazon | Goodreads – release date November 2015 – read more about it here


The answer to that is obviously Stuart Reardon. Professional athlete, trainer, model. Delicious to look at. #YoureWelcome
I may or may not send my best friend daily pictures of stu. It’s…uhhh….motivating…

600full-stuart-reardon  stu

Website: www.stuartreardon.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuartreardon17
Twitter: https://twitter.com/stureardon

Don’t you feel better now? God knows I do. Did I miss anything? Let me know!

Review: The Stark Trilogy

release me  claim me  complete me

Author:   J. Kenner

Release Me
Claim Me
Complete Me
Take Me (Stark Ever After novella)
Have Me (Stark Ever After novella)

Series: The Stark Trilogy 

tl;dr recommendation: It’s fucking fantastic. READ NOW.

Longer Review:

The fact that I haven’t shared my love publicly for this series yet is so so wrong. But I’ll take my punishment…especially if it involves Damien Stark tying me up or spanking me. ESPECIALLY THEN.

The Stark Trilogy is one of the best alpha male, billionaire trilogies I’ve ever read. No, screw that. It’s one of the best trilogies I’ve ever read, period.

Damien is closed off – he has his issues – he’s emotionally unavailable and a bit of a loner. He runs into Nikki at an art party where she has been cast by her boss as the perfect bait to reel in a meeting with Damien and his company. The electricity between them is INCREDIBLY HOT. The way they look at each other…the way that they’re pulled to one another….it’s exactly what you want and what you need. Nikki has issues of her own that she’s only started to begin handling and jumping into an affair with Damien goes against everything she thinks she knows and has worked so hard to overcome. But when he makes an offer that she can’t refuse….well, it all begins. AHHHHH! Just writing this is making me itch for a re-read.

I cannot tell you how many times I have used Nikki and her strength in my personal life. She’s gone through so much and yet she’s one of the strongest female lead characters I’ve ever read. I LOVE HER. She’s snarky, she speaks her mind, she stands up for herself and even at her weakest moments she is so strong. That girl is one of my favorite leading ladies. The fact that Damien’s involved too just escalates my love for this series to epic proportions. He is very convincing when he tries to get what he wants….


Is now a good time to confess that I have a tattoo that contains the phrase ‘A is A’? Thanks J. Kenner for appreciating my litigator soul and combining laws of logic with smut. This combination plucks at my inner nerd and never fails to put a smile across my face. I’m not sure I could love this series much harder than I already do.

The Trilogy progresses partly in the way that you think, but there are a few surprises along the way too – there’s some back and forth between Nikki & Damien while secrets are slowly revealed. There’s lots and lots of sex. There’s exes and work issues and best friend jealousy. There’s danger and stalkers. There are also some incredibly well written plotlines relating to family issues; one being Nikki’s interaction with her mom who is an Uber Bitch. I loved watching Nikki gain strength in dealing with her mother. I wanted to bitchslap that woman so hard.

And Damien. oh, DAMIEN. he struggles with his own issues. He’s never let anyone in before so doing that with Nikki is a challenge, but a challenge he is willing to accept. He ADORES Nikki. He would do anything and everything for her – we’re talking Gideon Cross levels. And yes, i just compared Damien to my beloved Gideon. It’s THAT GOOD. He’s hot, he’s sexual, he will be your brand new Book Husband. If you prefer a strictly vanilla book then this is totally not for you – but if you want a little something…uhhhh….extra, GO FORTH AND READ. like now. like yesterday.

I was totally sucked into this series and I’m dying a little bit for more. I will snatch up anything Stark related – *GRABBY HANDS* – including J. Kenner’s new releases in 2015 that are part of the new Stark International Series. But until then, I think it may be time for a re-read….

Review: Ugly Love

ugly love

Author:   Colleen Hoover

Book:  Ugly Love

tl;dr recommendation: This book deserves twenty million stars, not just the five I could give it on GoodReads.

Longer Review:


I cannot get Miles
Head [or heart].

Colleen Hoover is amazing. I set aside an entire day for her books – not because it will take me that long to read it – but because I know I will suffer an immense book hangover afterwards that will render me useless for anything else. Ugly Love doesn’t disappoint. To be honest, I read it days ago and I’m STILL REELING. It had no problem making My Top 10 Favorite Reads of 2014 list.

Are you prepared to Ugly Cry? You know the kind where your tears are uncontrollable, your face is contorted and there’s so much liquid streaming down you’re not really sure where it’s all coming from? Yeah, THAT KIND. This book will do it to you.


Miles Archer is an airline pilot who works, sleeps, eats, works, and has the occasional Thursday guy’s night with Corbin, his good friend and neighbor across the hall. When Tate moves in with her brother, Corbin-from-across-the-hall, she finds a drunk Miles sleeping in front of the door. This first simple interaction leads to SO. MUCH. MORE. The attraction between them is undeniable, but Miles can’t/won’t offer anything more than just sex. He has two rules: 1. Don’t ask about his past; and 2. Don’t expect a future.

Tate readily accepts this arrangement because she just can’t seem to say anything other than yes. I mean, come on, sex with hot Miles?! YES PLEASE. But as time progresses she can’t stop falling – and Miles can’t open himself up to the possibility of love. The hurt. The pain. The CONNECTION between these two characters is palpable. Colleen Hoover inserts some seriously steamy scenes into this novel that do not go unappreciated. I loved every single second of this book. I love Tate because she’s not a push over even when she’s so helplessly falling in love. She tries to protect her heart, but can’t. I mean, can ANYONE when faced with love? I love Miles because of the journey he takes to melt that wall of ice that guards his heart. It’s SO GOOD.

I LOVED IT! This book deserves twenty million stars, not just the five I could give it on GoodReads.

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