Thursday, 11 September 2014

REVIEW: Adrian Lessons by L. A. Rose @larosebooks

Adrian Lessons by L.A Rose

If there’s one thing Cleo Reynolds knows, it’s that she’s not into Adrian King.

The son of a model with the looks to prove it, the experienced author of her school newspaper’s sex advice column, the cocky playboy with a hint of darkness. That Adrian King.

Nope. Nuh-uh. No way. 

The problem is, he’s very into her.

After accidentally flashing him, and slightly-less-accidentally-but-still-totally-unintentionally making out with him in front of the whole class, she expects to be called crazy. Instead, he asks her out. 

Cleo’s determined not to end up as another notch on his bedpost. Except she hasn’t done…you know…it in a while. (Read: ever.) And as a girl who pays her tuition by writing all the sex scenes in her roommate’s bestselling romance series, the lack of inspiration has served up a fat slice of writer’s block.

Until her roommate proposes that Cleo and Adrian act out all the steamy scenes in her book.

It’s just research. No feelings involved.

Nope. Nuh-uh.

No way.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this arc in exchange for an honest review..

This book had me in stitches, it was like a breath if fresh air.

Cleo was so funny, strong and knows exactly what she wants, a strong character.

Adrian sexy Adrian at first I thought here comes a cocky sexy alpha male, but underneath it all he's not like that.

Included are the steamy scenes this author has not left anything out.

This is L. A. Rose's debut book and it was fantastic, I can see this author going far.

This book is worth the read.

It s going up on my best book list.

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About this author

L.A Rose recently made it out of college alive and with an English degree. She's a habitual beach bum and a not-exactly-recovered romance addict. She's also plucked up the courage to become an indie author! ADRIAN LESSONS, a New Adult contemporary romance to be released on August 25th, is her first book - if you don't count the ones she wrote before she finally came up with something publishable. (She prefers not to.) 

REVIEW: LACING SHADOWS ANTHOLOGY @tinawolfsirens @AndreaStanet @llt806 @lian14043 @AlexiaPurdy

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Asia, a young college student, struggles between two seductive temptations. Farren is desperate to escape her heart-wrenching grief when she encounters vampires. Holly finds herself home alone on winter break when she rescues a handsome Fae. Lena has always been aware of a world beyond our own when she attempts to help a mysterious ghost. Ruby is entranced by a creature made of nightmares...

Lose yourself in the Shadows. 

Five young women each encounter a different supernatural force: seductive werewolves, shadowy vampires, dangerous fae, mysterious ghosts, and nightmare creatures. 

Lace yourself in scintillating tales of fated meetings, undying love, and eternal life...

Lacing Shadows features New Adult paranormal tales from five talented authors.

Spirit of the Wolf
Asia, a young college student, struggles between two seductive temptations—her boyfriend, Jesse, and a new friend, Nati. Meanwhile, hidden forces strive to draw out the wolf spirit inside her. Will she embrace her nature…or have it driven out against her will? In the end, the spirit of the wolf may be the only thing that can save her and those she holds dear.

Eternal Guard
Farren is desperate to escape her heart-wrenching grief, attempting to end her life when fate suddenly intervenes...
Rescued by Joe, she finds herself an unwilling pawn in a vampire tug-of-war over her life.
In a world where she can choose if her death will be final or eternal, why would she fight to live?

Into The Dark
College freshman Holly Barclay finds herself home alone on winter break with plans to do some soul-searching.
Being a Good Samaritan to a handsome wounded stranger, this human girl has not only endangered her heart but quite possibly her life. 
The holidays suddenly got a lot more exciting. 

The Unspoken Truth
Lena has always been aware of a world beyond our own. She is happily married and employed by the police to uncover the secrets of the dead, helping to solve cold cases. But when she meets Jessica Clayton, the abused wife of a rich industrialist who died in the 1800's, the parallels between them change her life completely. Is she ready to learn The Unspoken Truth? 

Spinning Scars
Some believe in legends, Others don’t want them to exist….
Immortality can have its downfalls, especially when you’re a creature made of nightmares constantly on the run. Enrolling in college, Matthias meets Ruby. When he discovers who she really is they are both in mortal danger, but for reasons Matthias has all wrong.



4* stars

This anthology contains stories of five different women who come across five different types of supernaturals- werewolf, vampire, fae, ghost and Frankenstein monster and as the title of this book suggests, none of them have a very happy ending.

Spirit of the Wolf by Andrea Stanet

This story deals with Werewolves. Shifters are my most favourite of supernaturals. But, unfortunately this is the story I liked the least. Asia is caught between her attraction to her boyfriend Jesse and her friend Nati. She is also struggling against her spirit wolf being brought out. 

Eternal Guard by Tina Smith

This story deals with Vampires. Farren is out to commit suicide one night, when she becomes an unwitting victim of a vampire fight, where one vampire is out to finish her and another one tries to protect her. Unfortunately, she ends up falling for one of those vampires. This story definitely leaves us with heartbreak. It does not end well. (That ending! So that's how the Buffy type vampire slayers are born!). However the author does a pretty good job of deliberately bringing a bleak voice to the story.

Into the Dark by Laurie Treacy

This story deals with Fae. Now, fae are one of my least favourite supernatural types. But, paradoxically, this is the story I enjoyed the most in this anthology. Holly returns home from college to find herself alone for two weeks during the holidays. When Holly and her dog Chewie stumbled across a wounded warrior and she takes him back to her home to heal him, Holly realises that the person she rescued was none other that the Summer Court Fae Prince. Thing start getting weirder and stranger soon after.

The Unspoken Truth by Leah Ryder

This story deals with Ghosts. Lena is a parapsychic consultant to the police department. Lena has always been able to see ghosts. In this story she helps to solve the case of Jessica Clayton, whose ghost has incidentally been hounding Lena to take up her case. While I enjoyed this story too, there were certain parts that felt too unbelievable. Unbelievable, but enjoyable just the same.

Spinining Scars by Alexia Purdy

This story is about the Frankenstein monster- yes, the one with no name. Only now he has been named, and is called Matthais. Matthais and Ruby fall hard for each other. But, they have a big hurdle to cross. He is an immortal and she is human. Or, is she? There is something to more Ruby than meets the eye.Now, this story was bizarre. But, hey I love bizarre stories, so that's good, I guess.

There are some parts of this anthology which feel rushed, some that make you want to raise an eyebrow and say, 'Really?' and some silly moments. However, if you love anything paranormal, you should give this anthology a chance. I found new authors whose other works I would love to read, after all!  


About this author

Tina Smith lives in Adelaide South Australia, having spent most of her life as an un-diagnosed introvert in country N.S.W. She is the Author of four books in the award nominated paranormal series, Wolf Sirens. 
Tina inspires, entertains and examines life. She writes paranormal, romantic and suspense fueled tales about cursed wolves. She learnt to shoot for Wolf Sirens.
Night is the time her creative juices flow and she loves exploring the lives of her protagonist's within the paranormal genre, under the light of the moon. 
She is driven to write and connect with readers through her mad-capped imagination - you could say it's a calling...
Dawn In Shade, the fifth novel in the series, will be released later 2014.Please leave reviews online. 

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Laurie Treacy

Laurie Treacy is an urban fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary romance writer (YA/NA/adult). She graduated from Marist College and lives in New York's gorgeous Hudson Valley with her husband, three children and various pets. She's a member of the SCBWI and can be found at local writer's events and bookstore signings. You can also find her blogging about books over at



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Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder is a mother of 3 children and one angel. She currently lives in New England. She started writing small works at an early age and was featured in local publications. She studied theater and vocal performance and was featured in several plays. She believes in love at first sight and married her soul mate at age 19. She also has read reviewed and edited other published works. You can visit her at her blog and on her on Facebook:
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Alexia Purdy

Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

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REVIEW TOUR: Severed Justice by K. T Fisher & Ava Manello @KTFisher_Author @AvaManello

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Severed Justice (Severed MC#3)
KT Fisher & Ava Manello
Genre: Erotic Romance/Suspense
Pages: 237 (estimated)
Release Date:31st August 2014
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Your favourite Severed MC returns with more chaos, more danger and more fireworks.
Satan may be gone but the danger isn't.
With revenge on the cards from more than one player and hot blooded new comer Justice stirring things up, the people in the town of Severed are in for one hell of a ride.


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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an arc in exchange for an honest review

This is the 3rd installment in this series and it just gets better and better.

I loved the way these two authors have written this book with the different POV as we get to see more of the characters.

In this we have more violence, romance and all club business. There are so many twists and turns and I loved being shocked in a book.

There were also tears, I cant believe that ending that was so unexpected.

This book is a definite must read and I for one cannot wait for the next.

These two authors are so talented and I know that the next book is going to be great.

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KT Fisher

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I love reading, it's my favourite hobby. I've always had ideas for my own books packed into my head so I thought I would write them out for people to enjoy

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Passionate reader, blogger, publisher, and author. I love nothing more tag helping other Indie authors publish their books be that reviewing, beta reading, formatting or proofreading,
I love erotic suspense that's well written and engages the reader, and I love promoting the heck out of it over on my book blog.
I've just started a new chapter in my life, I'm a mother, but most of all I'm me and I'm following my dreams!

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Severed Angel (Severed MC #1)

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Eve could never have imagined that her trip to Australia, where she is set to be maid of honor for her best friend's wedding, could turn from exciting to deadly so quickly.

Her sheltered and boring vanilla life comes to a screeching halt when she arrives in Australia and witnesses a shocking MC murder putting her life in extreme danger. The Carnal MC are a dangerous and savage motorcycle gang who want Eve and will stop at nothing to seek their revenge.

Just when it seems her nightmare fate is sealed, Eve is rescued by the Severed MC and quickly falls for the club's Vice President Gabe aka "Angel". This could be just the diversion she needs. With her new protectors, Eve faces a whole new life she never could have imagined...

Gabe never wanted an old lady. One look at the beautiful Eve cowering at the hands of the enemy changes all that. Starting a war with the Carnal MC and having Eve in his bed is just the beginning.

When Gabe stakes his claim, he goes all in. War with Carnal MC is just the price of making Eve his, and only his. But love invites blood and tragedy in an MC's life.

Just when it's looking up for his MC and his new woman, a savage attack blows the lid off everything. Revenge possessed and determined can the hot tattooed biker save her from the danger that lies ahead?

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Carnal Desire (Severed MC #2)

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Continuing Angel and Eve's story from Severed Angel.

Eve returns home unaware danger is hot on her heels. Will Satan get the revenge he seeks, will Angel save the woman he loves or will Ink get the woman he deserves.

The nail biting conclusion to the story that crosses two continents...

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