Monday, 1 December 2014

Miss Guided Holiday Sale

Running out of time… 

Mystery writer Marcus Sullivan is determined to find someone for his younger brother Liam to love. Playing matchmaker on vacation in St. Lucia, Marcus tries to interest Liam in beautiful, local tour guide Crescentia St. Ives. Unfortunately, things don’t go to plan. And when Marcus and Crescentia are stranded during a thunderstorm, the plot to match her with his brother incinerates in the flames of desire. No way can Liam have her when Marcus can’t keep his hands off. Too bad he can’t write a happier ending to their blossoming romance. 

Running away… 

Crescentia St. Ives’ career as a public defender in New York has taken a toll. Following an emotionally devastating case, she returns to her homeland, St. Lucia. While her uncle is recovering from a heart attack, she helps out with his floundering tour company. The product of a holiday affair, Crescy is determined not to follow in her mother’s footsteps. But her resolve is severely tested when she meets Marcus Sullivan. Can she convince him that they can have more than a fling? Or will his secret be too much to overcome?


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Title: Strip Back
Series: Naked Nights #0.5
Author: Ava Manello
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Strip Back brings you back to how the Naked Night's began. This is Eric's story. Back when life was a little less polished, and a whole lot harder.

Before there was Strip Teaser, there was Eric; manager and founder of the Naked Night’s male stripper troupe.

You wouldn’t think you’d be past it at 34, but that’s the position Eric found himself in, as well as newly single after finding his girlfriend in a compromising position.

Setting up the Naked Night’s wasn’t easy, it wasn’t fun, and it wasn’t without sleaze, but somehow he did it.

Strip Back is a humorous and steamy tale of one man’s journey to fulfill a dream. Not all male strippers are the same.

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REVIEW BY Nadia Chief Obsessive Pimpette

 4 of 5 stars
***Part of Ava Manello's beta team***

Hello and welcome to the very beginning of the Naked Nights. From the low of being on your knees (well ..finding a certain someone in a dubious position!) through cringe worthy auditions to a victorious opening night. This book is a fast paced entertaining look behind the scenes of a male strippers act. We follow Eric as he is sacked from his current job and decides to use it as an opportunity to achieve his goal. He sets up on his own and follows his dream of an act that is about the beauty of the male form, the music and the interpretation of the lyrics. Eric has a vision and this is his story of making dreams become a reality.

Christy is his leading lady and without saying too much they fall head over heels in lust and this develops into a shoulda woulda coulda type thing which I hope we pick up on as suggested in the next book! Their sexy time scenes are hot, realistic and you can almost feel the heat between them as you read.

The beginnings and Eric's past also make re reading Strip Teaser fresh, as we gain insight into why he acts as he does. This was a quick, humurous read that ticks all the boxes. A four star sizzling read.


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Passionate reader, blogger, publisher, and author. I love nothing more than 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'm a mother, but most of all I'm me!

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Review: Wayward Fighters By J. C. Valentine @AuthorJCV

Title: Knockout
by: J.C. Valentine
Wayward Fighters, #1
Publication Date: 6 April 2014
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Synopsis: From the wrong side of the tracks...

Alyson Blake had learned early on that the only one she could depend on was herself. The only light in her life was a boy whom everyone agreed was destined for prison; but with his first kiss, he had set her soul on fire. Since the day the police dragged him away in handcuffs, she had managed to lead a quiet life, but when she attends an event fraught with mayhem, trouble resurfaces.

The one person she can’t forget...

Jamison Weston is the kind of guy dads load their shotguns for; endowed with a hot temper and a rap sheet as long as both tattooed arms. Known as “The Judge,” Jami’s hot temper, lethal fists, and cocky attitude have earned him respect and admiration both in and out of the ring. But just when he thinks he’s pummeled his past to death, Alyson Blake reenters his life.

Two paths collide…

After years of separation, Alyson is eager to re-explore the man who’s never left her thoughts, but for Jamison, she’s both the distraction he wants, but doesn’t need. As the two embark on a relationship that neither of them expected or bargained for, an outside threat closes in. When Alyson crosses the line of professionalism and takes her work home with her, her life is put in danger, leaving Jamison with no choice but to once again step in and become her protector.

Title: Tapout
by: J.C. Valentine
Wayward Fighters, #2
Publication Date: 8 July 2014
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Synopsis: History brought them together. Circumstances may keep them apart. 

Alyson Blake’s past left her with scars. Scars that she tried to fix the only way she knew how—by helping others. But actions have consequences, and Alyson is about to find out that being naïve is no excuse. 

Fighting is Jamison Weston’s passion. Alyson is his obsession. Despite the past and a few lingering concerns, their relationship is as solid as ever. Until a shocking lie is uncovered and all of his plans begin to unravel. Now, Jami is rushing to pick up the pieces, but as relationships are put to the test, will he be strong enough to keep it together, or will it all just fall apart?

Review by Wendy Obsessive Pimpette

I was given this book for an honest review and I just have to say I love me some mma fighters.  This story was awesome.  we have Jami and Alyson who knew each other as kids Jami was her saving grace they got separated and years later Alyson is invited by her friend to a fight and that's where it all begins. The chemistry is off the charts. he is alpha but he let's her be her. I loved this book just wish there had been more. 


USA Today Bestselling author J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.

She lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream of becoming an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ : Betrayed & Crushed by Jade Kerrion @givemebooksblog @JadeKerrion

Title: Betrayed
Author: Jade Kerrion
 Release Date: December 1, 2014


Marguerite Ferrara wows audiences on the haute couture catwalks of Milan, Paris, and New York, but whenever she’s face-to-face with Drew Jackson, she feels like a gawky thirteen-year-old in love with a superstar who will never see her as more than his younger brother’s ex-girlfriend.

Drew’s superstar days are long over. A car accident shattered his knee, destroyed his football career, and crushed his hopes of winning Maggie’s love. How can he, a desk-bound financial advisor, compete against the celebrities Maggie whirls through one-night stands or Tyler Lamarck, the social media maverick who sweeps her off her feet?

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Title: Crushed
Author: Jade Kerrion
 Release Date: December 1, 2014


Cody Hart, the daredevil black sheep of the esteemed Hart clan, should never have made it to his twenty-fifth birthday. What he hadn’t counted on, though, was his best friend dying instead of him.

Emotionally devastated and financially ruined by the death of her brother, Felicity Rivers is down to her last hundred dollars when Cody offers his help, at a price. She’s out of options, but nothing on Earth could possibly entice her into the arms of the man who killed her brother.

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Jade Kerrion writes award-winning and occasionally best-selling science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary novels anchored on unlikely romances you will root for and happy endings you can believe in. Her favorite romance is the Double Helix love triangle between Galahad—the lab-created perfect human being; Danyael—an alpha empath and Galahad’s physical template; and Zara—the woman who can wreak more havoc with love than most people can with hate

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Sale Blitz for Metamorphosis by Stephie Walls @stephiewalls

Title: Metamorphosis
Series: Siren Songs #1
Author: Stephie Walls
 Release Date: September 30, 2014


Cameron Pierce is an overachiever—CEO of Regional Bank, force to be reckoned with in the Boardroom, and beautiful to boot. At 24, an earth-shattering event set her life goals. But is she fulfilled? Idolized by those around her she’s—kind, forceful, intelligent, driven, and successful. Cam is surrounded by close friends and consumed by her career.

At first glance, Dax Cooper appears to be a playboy—carefree, cocky, arrogant, and devoid of intelligent thought but sexy with a face and a body that drive women crazy. Cameron believes in this façade when he continually manages to walk right past her gatekeeper with constant interruptions. He is everything she doesn’t like in a male. Unlike Cam, Dax has walked away from a talent and a life that had been his passion in exchange for family and friends. Unmotivated by money and a career, he too is embarking on change.

Tragedy strikes Cameron for the second time in her life. Attacked by a stranger, in an instant, her life, her psyche, and the essence of her being appear to be permanently scarred at best. If she survives the physical injuries, will she survive the mental trauma?

Metamorphosis is the story of a woman’s struggle to regain her confidence and repair her shattered life following a random, brutal attack. With the help of the man she had pushed away, she chooses the path that she will follow for the rest of her life. She undergoes a metamorphosis—not by choice but by the will to survive.

(Each novel in this series can be read as a stand-alone with no cliffhangers.)

**Warning: This book contains sexual content and language that is not appropriate for audiences under eighteen years of age.**

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I have a serious addiction to anything Coach and would live on Starbucks if I could get away with it. If you follow me on Facebook you'll also find that I'm slightly enamored with Charlie Hunnam. I'm also a tad obsessed with tattoos and have thirteen scattered on my canvas. I'm an avid reader (literary whore to be more precise) averaging around 300 novels a year and wish I had time to read more.

I currently work full-time in the Greenville area and fill my "extra" time (haha) with reading anything I can get my hands on and writing contemporary romance novels with a hint of erotica. This has been a dream of mine for years and I couldn't have done it without the support of my husband and BFF Tracy who both pushed me to keep going when I didn't have the confidence or the patience.

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Release Day Blitz: Third Position by Melody Grace @Melody_Grace_

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He taught me a dance beyond passion. He showed me the pleasure my body was made to create.
Now I have to choose.
Raphael or my future? 
My passion or my one true love? 
There’s no hiding from the truth any longer.
Everything changes tonight.

*The third and final part of the sexy, seductive romance serial*

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A man dances the same way he fucks. His stamina, his rhythm, the slow grind of his hips. Some people are born to it, others learn through years of careful study.
And dancers? We do it best of all.
The moment I saw her, I knew. Her innocence is intoxicating. My lust is fierce. Primal. To watch her dance is to know the torment of true temptation.
She will be mine.

About Melody Grace 

Melody Grace is the New York Times bestselling author of the Beachwood Bay series. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, after spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk. She is author of USA Today & international bestselling Beachwood Bay series.

Cover reveal of PLAYED by Lilliana Anderson @Confidante_Lili

Today we have the cover reveal for Lilliana Anderson’s Played. I am so excited to bring you this exciting book one in the Fire & Lies series! Check out the gorgeous cover and exclusive excerpt from Lilliana!  

  Title: Played (Fire & Lies, #1)
  Author: Lilliana Anderson
  Genre: Contemporary Romance
  Release Day: December 30, 2014

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“Holy shit, Aiden,” Chloe gasps as she flicks the lounge room light on and finds me sitting on her couch. “You shouldn’t have come here.” Slowly, my eyes travel over her body, taking in every part of her that I’ve loved with such intensity, that I still have the urge to go to her and reclaim her as mine. But I stay where I am–the wound in my chest seems to ache at the sight of her. It’s as if it’s reminding me of who she is and what she’s capable of. Staying silent, I watch her place her handbag and keys on the side table as she reaches down to take off her heels and pushes them against the wall with her stockinged feet. “Can I get you a drink before you head off?” she asks, as if me breaking into her house and waiting for her in a darkened room is something that happens between us every day. As if seeing the man who wants an explanation as to why she double-crossed him is something that happens every day. Studying her as she heads to the kitchen and takes two beers out of the refrigerator, I have to wonder if she’s some sort of sociopath. She shows little emotion at the sight of me, which is shit, because I’m feeling a whole range of emotions at the sight of her… She stands in front of me and holds a beer out, and I set my jaw, looking up at her but refusing to take it. Pressing her lips together, she withdraws the bottle and leans to the side to place it on the chrome and glass lamp table beside me. “You’re angry with me,” she states, taking a seat across from me as she crosses her legs and smooths out the length of her skirt. “More than angry, Chloe. There isn’t even a word for how I’m feeling toward you.” She nods and places her bottle on the table next to her, keeping her eyes on mine. Watching me. Gauging what I’m about to do. Why is she so damn calm? She should be scared as fuck at the sight of me after what she did. “Is my life in danger?” “That depends.” “On what?” “On what your answers are.” “Ok.” “You shot me in the chest.” “I did.” “I know how good a shot you are.” She nods, waiting for me to continue, although I’m sure she knows exactly what my question is. “Why didn’t you kill me?”  

  About Played:

 Be careful whom you trust… It’s something I thought I knew but with Chloe Donovan, all of my reasons seems to fly out the window the moment I’m around her. Blinded by lust, persuaded by love. I hedged my bets on our forever. Twice. And both times, I lost. She’s gone. And once again, she’s ruined my life. Stuck helping a federal agent by the name of Drake Jefferson, I’m biding my time until I can find where she is. I won’t be giving up my partner in crime to the authorities. I’ll be dealing out my own brand of justice, and when I’m done, I don’t care if I rot in prison for it. Chloe Donovan had better start sleeping with one eye open. Because I’m coming for her. She played me. I let her in, and she played me. If she sees me. She’d better run. I won’t be trusting her a third time.  

  About Lilliana: Lilliana Anderson picBestselling Author of the Drawn Series, the Beautiful Series, and the Confidante Trilogy, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer. Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters as well as a biographical trilogy based on an ex-Sydney sex worker, named Angelien. Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it's outback and tries to show characters in more of a city setting. When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children. Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university. Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

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Release Day Launch: Shutter Volume 3 by S.E. Dosher @sarahdosher


Shutter by S.E. Dosher Shutter Volume 3
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Novella, Romance, Serial

  Cover Reveal / Release Day Launch: Shutter Volume Three by Eli Chastain


The final volume of Shutter, a three-part series from bestselling author, S.E. Dosher. My entire world changed when dark secrets surrounding me were revealed. Through the hurt and loss an unlikely savior has emerged to shield and protect me. However, my true desires haunt me day and night with thoughts of forgiveness and trust - yet knowing where to place them is unclear. Having finally found my way back behind the camera, I’m not willing to let anyone deter my dreams again. Trusting my instincts has never been an easy task. But in order to determine if the sins from our past can be forgiven, I must listen to my heart and decide if an undeniable connection is worth the gamble.
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Volume Three
Review by Emma Mistress of all Dark & Twisted

The final volume of Shutter, a three-part series from bestselling author S E Dosher is one to answer all those burning questions from the previous two volumes.

This book picks up two weeks on from the cliff hanger ending of the last and Brook's entire world changed when dark secrets surrounding her were revealed. She now has three men in her life who care and protect her, but her heart's true desire haunts her day and night. Yet, she does not believe she's worthy of forgiveness and trust - or whether one true other is either - Niko.

She's finally able to fulfil her dream job and not willing to let anyone deter my dreams.
She has a choice: listen to my heart and decide if an undeniable connection is worth the gamble or listen to her head and and take the safe option??

We get a conclusion in this volume but it's a roller coaster of a journey to get there: secrets, revelations and history all play there part. One brilliant closure to this series.

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*** PLEASE do NOT read this is you have not read Volume One. :)
Chapter 1
“And how does the defendant plead?”
I hear the question echo in my ears, but its meaning doesn’t register. Everything is muddled together like I’m living at the bottom of an overflowing well, but no one notices. Mentally, I’m too far away and surrounded by an impenetrable barrier—or more accurately, one no one wants to penetrate. Every movement I make is labored, my feet feel glued to the floor with self-made super glue, and my arms feel lashed to my sides with invisible cord. Even opening my mouth is more effort than I can commit to with this black cloud weighing me down.
“Ms. Beckham?” the judge’s voice again, irritation evident. “Are you listening?”
“My client pleads not guilty,” a deep voice resonates through the room, a rush of air swirls around me as a tall man effortlessly appears by my side.
“And who are you?” The judge’s tone is even more annoyed than before.
“Forgive me, Your Honor, I am Ronald Peck. I have been hired to represent Ms. Beckham in these proceedings.”
“Hired?” I try to ask, but my mouth only opens to a small slit as a smothered grunt reverberates in my throat.
He turns to me, and a sad smile stretches across his cracked lips. His rough hand lightly pats my forearm resting on the table. He looks important; prematurely aged by stress, but still like a man of class and prominence. I have no idea who would have hired him. Certainly not my brother, who hasn’t spoken to me since I was hauled away in the middle of the night, and I don’t know anyone else wealthy enough to afford the likes of Ronald Peck.
“It’s okay, Brook,” he reassures me. I look up into his dull eyes and imagine mine look similar – their sparkle choked off by the lies and struggle of life. I immediately decide I like Ronald Peck. I don’t care who hired him; he’s my new best friend. Paul is going to be angry.
The judge continues to grill him, and my eyes wander from his well-manicured hand still resting on my arm, to his shiny gold Rolex then across the room to the adjacent wooden table. The lawyer seated at that table looks as equally impressive as mine, but he has yet to lose the luster in his eyes. His leg twitches with anticipation, as if he can’t wait to jump to his feet and object to something – anything that might allow him to speak. I wouldn’t be surprised if smoke started billowing out his ears from how fast the gears in his head are turning, the labored thoughts crease his face. His lips turn up slightly, and he jolts to his feet. His lips move rapidly and his finger points toward me. I don’t bother to listen to what he’s saying, watching him is distraction enough. He has something left to lose, where as it would appear, Ronald and I do not.
Next to the lawyer with something left to lose is where the victim of my crimes should be sitting, but of course he isn’t there. No one of his status could be expected to attend such a proceeding. I knew he wouldn’t be here, but the knowing didn’t stop the hoping.
I haven’t seen his face, or even allowed myself to think his name, since the night my secret was revealed. The aching tone in his voice as he begged me for an explanation still rings in my ears.
He’d said my name over and over, pleading with one simple word for some explanation. No other words broke the barrier of his mouth after he saw the picture of me perched high in the tree outside his house – only my name, spoken on the wings of hope. I didn’t answer him, though; I had no explanation. The reasons had long since been confused by my actions, and I couldn’t make sense of them to myself, much less string them together to form a coherent rationalization. What I’d been doing to him for the past few years was wrong; I knew that then, and now everyone else knew it as well.
The police quickly led me away in handcuffs while he stood in the middle of my home, alone. The sound of my bare feet slapping against the concrete path covered the sounds of the tears streaming down my face.
When I arrived at the police station it was already teeming with paparazzi. A barrage of blinding flashes immediately engulfed me. Shouts of anger and intrigue assaulted my ears as the police pulled me from the cruiser. I closed my eyes and allowed my body to be led wherever they pleased. The jail cell was stark, cold, and filled with women from all walks of life. I found an empty corner and waited. I had no idea what would come next; that’s when the numbness set in and brought the realization that my current course in life would never be the same. I couldn’t see any options the future might hold for me; everything was cut off and bleak.
I could still smell him all around me, and feel his rough whiskers on my flesh. My lips were swollen and raw, as was the rest of me. I’d had one night of pleasure, of sheer enjoyment, and now I’d pay for it. I’d pay for what I’d done, and what I had so greedily taken would haunt me for eternity.
Luckily word spread fast of my arrest, and I wasn’t left waiting long. My case was pushed through because it dealt with a high profile subject, and Paul helped me put up bail so I could go home.
That was two weeks ago.
Nothing much has changed since; I stay locked in my house, day after day, not able to leave without being followed by hordes of cameras. The karma of my imprisonment by way of cameras is not lost on me.
“Ms. Beckham,” the judge says, “these are serious charges against you; I suggest the next time you grace this courtroom, you do so better prepared.”
My eyes connect with hers, but I do nothing else to acknowledge her words. I don’t know how to be better prepared—I am guilty of what I’m accused of, and I deserve to pay whatever price is handed to me. She stands, her eyes never leaving mine, and shakes her head disapprovingly then turns to exit the courtroom. It doesn’t bother me; I have nothing left to lose.
“Ms. Beckham?” Ronald asks, pulling my attention to him. “We’re done for the day. May I walk you out? There’s a car waiting for you.” Even his voice oozes sophistication with a hint of damage.
“A car?” The question drifts from my mouth.
“Yes, it will take you home…or anywhere else you’d like to go.”
I nod.
“Please,” he says, holding out his arm out for me to take.
I stand and my world slowly spins from the rush of blood to my head. I can’t remember the last time food passed my lips. A hunger strike isn’t really my style, but my stomach refuses any sustenance I try to give it.
Even empty, my stomach continuously churns from the excess bile produced by the thoughts swirling in my head. Thoughts I can’t stop, no matter what I try to replace them with.
Ronald’s grip tightens on my arm when my body sways, but he doesn’t speak a word. We pass through the large, ornate doors of the courtroom and walk cautiously down the marble lined hallways. Ronald’s head eagerly turns to each side, monitoring our surroundings. He’s looking for the entourage of paparazzi we both know is awaiting me.
“We’re going to use the side door; the car is waiting there,” he informs me.
I stop walking, ripping my arm from his grasp. “Who hired you?” I feel my head tilt to the side, and his follows suit. I can only imagine how we look—like a pair of birds mimicking each other.
He smiles, “That information isn’t important right now. What we need to do is get you to the car.”
I don’t fight him. I don’t have the strength or desire; instead, I follow closely behind as he leads me down a darkened, narrow hall. The clang of a door opening is followed closely by blinding sunlight my eyes have only seen in small doses over the last couple weeks. I stop just outside the door and search in my purse for my sunglasses and oversized hat, hoping to disguise myself.
“The car isn’t here yet; they hit a traffic jam just around the corner,” a familiar voice drifts toward me. Tears well in my eyes the instant my brain recognizes the sound.
I’m almost afraid to look up; afraid he isn’t real, that my mind is playing tricks on me.
“Are you okay?” he asks as my brain absorbs the sound of his voice, slowly gaining confidence it’s actually him. “I’m so sorry I waited until today to see you.”
The hat I’ve been holding slips from my grasp, and I watch as it falls slowly to the dirt-laden ground. A tiny thread of hope winds through me, and begins to slowly mend the broken pieces of my heart.
“Brook?” He whispers my name, the concern heavy in his voice, but I still cannot lift my gaze to his face.
“Ms. Beckham, I will leave you now,” Ronald offers when I don’t speak. “Here is my card, please call me if you need anything. I will be in touch.”
The tears spill over and slowly trail down my cheeks. His body appears as he kneels to retrieve my hat. His eyes turn to mine, and in them I see love, not disappointment at all the lies that have marred me. The trickle erupts into a flood, streaming from my eyes with the feeling of pure relief.
“Brook. Are you okay?” His hands lightly brush across my cheeks in an attempt to clear the salty tears. “I should have come sooner; I knew it, but I didn’t.”
As he stands, my arms desperately wrap around his strong body, and he pulls me in tight. His hands cradle my head and smooth my hair while my tears continue to flow, soaking the front of his suit. A child-like glee washes over me.
“I didn’t realize how alone you felt. Please forgive me,” he says as he kisses the top of my head.
I pull back and look up into his emerald eyes. His hair is long and unruly with blond curls encircling the bottom of his ears.
“Stephen,” I breathe out his name. “How I’ve been doesn’t matter…anymore. Right now, I’m much better.”

I get paid to photograph intimate moments in other peoples’ lives—specifically one man. During the day, I watch while he’s working, and every night I watch him while he’s f***ing. It started as a job but quickly turned into an obsession.

His name is Nikolas Gallo.

I spent years in front of the camera before I escaped. Now I’m behind it and in control of what my shutter captures. The moment I viewed Niko in the lens of my camera I found the escape I’d been searching for. I finally felt connected - whole.

There are two types of celebrity photographers: those that wait for their victim to venture into public, always allowing some semblance of privacy. And then there are those that lurk in the shadows, steadily invading lives, hunting and searching for the most private shot, and that’s what I had become.

My name is Brook Beckham and I found my inner peeping Tom.


Shutter is Volume One in this new short, sweet and completely captivating series by Eli Chastain.

The story revolves around Brook, a former top model turned photographer, who becomes obsessed, infatuated and consumed with stalking Hollywood actor and renowned playboy Niko Gallo for the perfect picture. She keeps all the images she takes of him, never once selling them on and this obsession controls most of her daily routines.
When she saves Niko one day after an unfortunate encounter, she gets the fulfilment of her wildest dreams; her ultimate fantasy comes true: one night with Niko, that's all she wants but there is an unwelcome person knocking at the door....

This book is about obsessions and sometimes how they get us what we want but can things last built upon an unhealthy obsession?
I need to know what happens next as that ending has left me reeling at the thought of both their reactions to the revelations. 

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Nikolas Gallo has been my obsession - my only connection to life - for the past five years. I’ve watched his every step, seen the good along with the bad, and documented it through the lens of my camera. I thought I was the only one that knew what I was doing, I was wrong.

The truth has a way of turning the tables. The hunter becomes the hunted. And the spotlight is shining brightly on me.

There’s no denying my guilt and I don’t plan to. All I want to do is pay my penance and move on with my life.

But Niko…

Well, he has other plans for me.


Eli Chastain certainly know how to keep you hooked to a dramatic story line in volume 2 of the Shutter series. This has masses of heartbreak, heat, depth and shock, all at once.

Brook is in serious trouble for getting caught for stalking Niko. She feels lost and abandoned, hiding up in her home avoiding everyone, worried what they all think of her now. She is also trying her hardest to break her addiction to Niko. She realises what she did was wrong and plans to rectify this situation.

Her brother has left her to fend for herself but her best friend Paul and a blast from her past are there for her. One of whom I'm wary of his intentions being genuine!!

We learn a bit of Brook's history in this volume and the reasons why she started her fixation on Niko, for her to acknowledge those reasons means she's well on the way to curbing that obsession. It was a welcome addition to the story that's added depth to her character

Niko isn't totally out of the picture and we learn some seriously shocking things about him in this volume, it appears not all of what Brook thought was true and maybe not all her feeling were one sided!!!

That ending has left me hanging and I certainly need to know what happens next....

Volume Two (99c)


About S.E. Dosher

S.E Dosher was born and raised in rural Oklahoma where she currently resides with her cowboy husband and twins (one cowboy and one cowgirl). She spends her day slaving away in healthcare and her nights pouring her heart out to her keyboard. She is addicted to books and The Golden Girls. Her love for reading inspired her to start her writing journey.