Sunday, December 21, 2014

New Series Installment: FOR THE RECORD [Record Series #3] By K.A. Linde Is Available

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Alrighty folks...the must read RECORD SERIES by K.A. Linde just continues to get better. Well I mean that for a couple of reasons. First off, book two in the series, ON THE RECORD, worked my nerves, because it took Liz and Brady too long to get their ish together...and the book focused on another relationship that I will not get into to not reveal too many spoilers. But, I was happy with the ending.

Secondly, the fact that book three in the series, FOR THE RECORD, released last month, is good news...Finally, readers will be able to see what obstacles Liz and Brady will face now that the two are officially a couple and the media ride begins.

I haven't read book three as of yet, but, it has been sitting patiently in my kindle library and I'm about to start reading it in a few minutes.

So "get your life" and purchase/download FOR THE RECORD by K.A. Linde now if you haven't done so.

Amazon Link ---> FOR THE RECORD Link

As always...Happy reading!

FOR THE RECORD [Book 3] - Released on 11.18.14

 Synopsis via Amazon:
With Congressman Brady Maxwell up for reelection and journalist Liz Dougherty about to graduate into a promising career, the ambitious couple’s future is brighter than ever. They share a passion for their work…and for each other. But when Brady holds a press conference to officially introduce Liz as his girlfriend, reporters hungry for a scandal bombard her.

Now, her every move is under a vicious magnifying glass, and her life feels like it’s falling apart. On the road to reelection, the passionate bond between the congressman and the journalist gets tested at every stop. Threatened by shameless media sensationalism and jealous exes, Brady and Liz now have to learn to trust each other despite what they read in the papers.

In the finale to USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s sexy Record trilogy, Liz and Brady may be setting off fireworks along the campaign trail, but can their love transcend politics as usual?

In addition, if you are not familiar with the series, start with book one, OFF THE RECORD and book two, ON THE RECORD 


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Liz Dougherty has no idea that a single question is about to change her life. Her first big reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper has her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference.
Brady Maxwell may have everything it takes to be a politician—a winning pedigree, devastating good looks, a body made to wear suits—but his politics rub Liz the wrong way. When Liz’s hard-hitting question catches the upstart senator off-guard, it impresses Hayden Lane, Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporter.

But Liz is also headed into a secret romance with Brady that could destroy both their ambitions. Though he’s a bachelor, potential voters might frown on Brady cozying up to a reporter. And Liz isn’t sure sneaking around is enough for her—especially when things between her and Hayden might be less platonic than she thought.

K.A. Linde’s Record series begins with a sleek, sexy, and smart venture into a high-stakes political campaign and an even higher-stakes affair that, in the end, will leave you wanting more with one of Linde’s gripping cliffhangers. 


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For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger...
The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on...or to pick up right where you left off.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Movie Trailer: The Divergent Series: INSURGENT In Theaters 3.20.15

Book Of The Month: [December 2014] - REVIVAL By Stephen King

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Last month Stephen King's newest and highly anticipated novel, REVIVAL, was released. At the time of the release, I immediately knew that I would be reading it in December and therefore, wanted REVIVAL to be the next book of the month choice.

As a major Stephen King fan, I couldn't wait to get my hands on a new copy of his newest terrifying tale. I look forward to one interesting read.

With that being said, REVIVAL by Stephen King, is the December 2014 book of the month pick.

Below is a link to purchase a copy to add to your kindle library or your bookshelf.

Link to REVIVAL on Amazon:

REVIVAL By Stephen King Amazon Link

As always...happy reading!

Synopsis via Amazon:

A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Yes Gawd! CAPTIVATED BY YOU [Crossfire Series #4] By Sylvia Day Is Available Now

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Sylvia Day's Crossfire Series is one of the most crazy good reads out there. This uber popular series has a mega following and the masses are very excited for the release of the fourth installment in the series, titled, CAPTIVATED BY YOU.

I can't wait to find out what happens next for Gideon Cross and Eva Tramell. Their amazing journey has been a roller coaster ride, and yet with all the ups and downs they have encountered; nothing can break the electric connection or the enthralling love they share.

The first installment in the series, titled, Bared to You, was the April 2013 book of the month pick for my blog(s).

To revisit that particular post, just click here: April 2013 BOTM Pick

The post also includes the synopsis for the additional books that follow in the series.

So you know what time it's time for you to download or pick up a copy of the must have new novel, CAPTIVATED BY YOU by Sylvia Day.

As always...Happy reading!

Synopsis via Amazon:

[Released on November 18, 2014]

The #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestseller.

Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh.

Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn't sure I was strong enough to bear.

At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we'd worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we'd had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...


MUST READS: New Releases From Mallory Monroe's MOB BOSS, GABRINI MEN, and The SINATRAS of JERICHO COUNTY Series

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Several months ago, (6.19.14) I posted a mega blog entry about the must read book series by Mallory Monroe. If you missed that particular post, here's a link ----> Previous Post Link

Since that post, Mallory Monroe has released several additional titles in her popular series and even launched a new series that I am loving...of course!

So, listed below are the newest releases from Mallory Monroe's MOB BOSS SERIES, GABRINI MEN SERIES and the newest must have series, THE SINATRAS OF JERICHO COUNTY.

As always... Happy reading!

Mob Boss Eleven: The Wrong One (The Mob Boss Series Book 11)

[Released on October 15, 2014]

Life is good for the Gabrini clan. Italian heartthrob Reno Gabrini and his beautiful wife Trina are expanding their empire across the south. Gorgeous Tommy Gabrini and his wife Grace are celebrating the arrival of a bouncing baby girl.

Hunky tough guy Sal and his smart and sexy wife Gemma are newlyweds and enjoying peace and happiness for a change. Life is good. Until an ambush in a bar changes everything.

Allegiances are questioned. Relationships are frayed. And the Gabrini men go to war to avenge a different kind of enemy, one foolish (or cunning) enough to dare to harm their loved ones. In the latest installment of the Mob Boss series, the Gabrini men come together in an explosive mix of romance, action, and their trademark love.

Sal Gabrini 4: I'll Take You There (The Gabrini Men Series Book 7)

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Synopsis via Amazon:

[Released on August 5, 2014]

It should have been the best time of his life. Italian tough guy and business mogul Sal Gabrini asks his beautiful African-American girlfriend, criminal defense attorney Gemma Jones, to marry him. And she says yes.

But the world around them says no. No to their happiness. No to their union. No to any peace for either one of them. But Sal and Gemma fight tooth and nail to stay together, even as everybody, including those who should be happiest for them, fight tooth and nail to keep them apart.

In the fourth installment of the Sal and Gemma interracial love story, we find a couple determined to find happiness despite their many storms.


Big Daddy Sinatra: There Was a Ruthless Man (The Sinatras of Jericho County Book 1)

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I've read both books in this series and Mallory Monroe does not disappoint. Charles Sinatra (Big Daddy) and Jenay are a dynamic duo. Their chemistry is blazing and the drama is full of conniving, backstabbers, jealous exes, betrayal, revenge, and love beyond compare. The head of the Sinatra clan also has four grown sons and that in itself leads to even more drama...and perhaps romance?

I don't want to give away any spoilers...just trust me and purchase these must reads and thank me later.

Side Note: LOL --> Don't let the title deter you from reading this series. It is an interesting title, but, the story is what matters and it's off the chain. 

Synopsis Via Amazon:

[Released on September 15, 2014]

Gorgeous business mogul Charles “Big Daddy” Sinatra is the most hated and feared man in Jericho County. But instead of despising it, he embraces it. Instead of correcting misconceptions, he is a man who don’t give a damn. Until he meets a gorgeous African American woman he can’t get out of his mind…

Jenay Franklin has had her share of setbacks in her life. Now she is a thirty-two year old woman just beginning her career in hotel management. When she is given an offer she can’t refuse from the very attractive and very powerful Charles Sinatra, she leaps at the chance to run one of his businesses, and eventually his heart. But in a town that does not accept change well, and with a man who is as ruthless as he is loving,

Jenay realizes that love and happiness in Jericho will come at a price. Charles, too, decides to give love another try with Jenay. But at what cost to himself, to his town, and to his four grown sons, all of whom have issues of their own?

Big Daddy Sinatra is the first book in the all-new, interracial romance series, The Sinatras of Jericho County, by Mallory Monroe

BIG DADDY SINATRA 2: IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU (The Sinatras of Jericho County)

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Synopsis via Amazon:

[Released on November 21, 2014]

Handsome businessman Charles Sinatra and his regal African-American wife Jenay are living the good life in Jericho despite the bluebloods in town who despise their wealth and power and will stop at nothing to bring them down. Jenay continues to run Charles’s Bed and Breakfast, and Charles continues to run the rest of his empire with the same ruthlessness and uncompromising fearlessness he is known for.

He also continues to be there for his grown sons, despite their many issues. Even his oldest son Brent has found somebody to keep him warm, even though that somebody is Jenay’s best friend. But when Jenay becomes the target of somebody’s twisted revenge, Charles will stop at nothing to protect his family and to show the haters in town just how far he’s willing to go with his protection.

In the latest installment of the Sinatras of Jericho County series, the entire Sinatra clan comes together to serve, protect, and defend their family and their good name.





BIG DADDY SINATRA 2: IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU --Released on 11.21.14

Visit Mallory Monroe's official website for more information on all of her titles.

Link ----> Official Website

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Upcoming Release: Bill Duke's DARK GIRLS [Hardcover / Kindle Editions] Available 11.11.14 - Pre-Order Now

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Bill Duke's DARK GIRLS Hardcover book will be available November 11, 2014. Pre-order your copy on Amazon. This is definitely a must-have coffee table book. DARK GIRLS will also be available on kindle.

Be sure to catch Bill Duke on 'News One Now with Roland Martin' on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9AM EST on TV-One. Set your DVRs!

 Amazon Link Below:


 Book Details Via Amazon:
In the tradition of the New York Times bestselling I Dream a World and Crowns comes this full-color companion volume to the acclaimed NAACP Award–nominated documentary Dark Girls—an inspiring and breathtaking photo book that celebrates dark-skinned women.

Black has never been more beautiful, witnessed by this magnificent collection featuring accomplished dark skinned-women from all walks of life. In Dark Girls, celebrities such as Lupita Nyong'o, Vanessa Williams, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Brandi and Karli Harvey, and over seventy-five other outstanding women share intimate insights into what their dark skin means to them.

Filled with gorgeous photographs, this thoughtful, sophisticated, alluring, and uplifting collection captures the elegance of dark skin—joyfully showcasing that we truly are beautiful for who we are.

Book Of The Month: [November 2014] - HUNTED [House of Night Series Book #5] By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

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I first began reading the House of Night Series a few years ago, and over time I would periodically start a new installment. The House of Night book series is an entertainingly suspenseful paranormal young adult jawn.

The initial book in the series, Marked, was an intriguing start to a plot twisting creation filled with unique characters, from frenemies to enemies. House of Night  is one posh vampire series that will keep you drawn in.

The House of Night Series is a highly successful series written by mother and daughter writing duo, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

To date, I've read four books in the series, Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, and Untamed. So, I look forward to visiting this series again and delving into the fifth installment titled, Hunted.

With that being said, the November book of the month pick is Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you?

At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell.

A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t want to hear and truths she can’t face? On the run and holed up in Tulsa’s Prohibition-era tunnels, Zoey and her gang must discover a way to deal with something that might bring them all down. Meanwhile, Zoey has a few other little problems. The red fledglings have cleaned up well – they’ve even managed to make the dark, creepy tunnels feel more like home – but are they really as friendly as they seem?

On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to make things right with super-hot ex-, Erik, but she can’t stop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms after one unforgettable night, and she is driven to try to save him from Neferet’s sinister influence at all costs. Will anyone believe the power evil has to hide among us?

If this series is new to you, be sure to start with book one, Marked.

The House of Night Book Series Listed in Order: 

MARKED - Book One
CHOSEN - Book Three
UNTAMED - Book Four
HUNTED - Book Five
TEMPTED - Book Six
BURNED - Book Seven
AWAKENED - Book Eight
DESTINED - Book Nine
HIDDEN - Book Ten
REVEALED - Book Eleven
REDEEMED - Book Twelve ---- Released October 14, 2014

There is also an excellent interactive House of Night website that is a great companion piece to the series and is filled with updates,  extras and much more. 

Link to the site:



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Synopsis via Amazon:

The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. 

Not all of those who are chosen do. It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.

But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


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Epic reads have been unleashed in the last several months by one of my favorite authors. Sienna Mynx's RALLENTI (Battaglia Mafia Series 4.5,) NICADEMUS, and SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, are recent novellas that are all must reads.

As always, Sienna Mynx is able to draw readers in with vivid writing, unique plot twists and dynamic chemistry the characters have. Be sure to grab these titles as soon as possible. In addition, check out previous posts on awesome novels by Sienna Mynx, just check the archives.

You can keep updated on new releases and other news, by visiting Sienna Mynx's official website at:


So get started. If you haven't read the Battaglia Mafia Series by Sienna Mynx, do so before reading Rallenti. The first book in the series is titled, Destino.

Happy reading!

RALLENTI - (Battaglia Mafia Series 4.5)

 Synopsis Via Amazon:
“One word. You must learn it, before we begin,” he traced his finger now across the outline of her lip. “Say it with me. Rallenti.” – Renaldo Cracchiolo

The year is 1993. Life as an enforcer for one of the most notorious crime bosses in Italy isn’t easy. Renaldo Cracchiolo is a Sicilian who takes pride in the oaths of omerta to honor and obey the wishes of his Don.

It’s the reason why he was chosen to cross the Atlantic to New York City. However, the woman he meets and the time they share changes his heart and destiny.

NICADEMUS - (The Wild Ones Series)

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 Synopsis via Amazon:

Annabelle’s a free woman. Her only desire is to become a healer like her dead father once was and to protect the people she loves. Life is sweet. That is until an outlaw by the name of Jeremiah ‘One Finger’ Polk was found unconscious on her land.

Annabelle’s initial curiosity over his presence and desire to heal him from his serious wounds blooms into a forbidden encounter that will threaten the towns’ very existence and even her own.

Jeremiah Polk is a wanted man. Driven by the need for vengeance and retribution, he barely escapes the hangman’s noose and gun. When he wakes and finds a beautiful brown skin woman nursing him back to health, he thinks it’s a dream. He soon learns of the free people of color and the hidden town at the foot of the mountain that could be his sanctuary. He also finds himself drawn to the promise of redemption. But will his demons, both real and imagined, rob him of the chance? Can love survive the racial tensions between Annabelle and him post-civil war?

Miss Kitty is what they call her. However, her Christian name is Cora, and she runs the saloon and whores of Nicademus. Escaping New Orleans and the chains of a placage, she has founded a home and thriving business in Nicademus. However, the unwanted desires of the town’s sheriff, her passionate affair with her Chickasaw lover, and the new threat of the dangerous man who hunts her from her past all collide in Nicademus and threaten to destroy her.

Red Sun, Chickasaw, and the lone survivor of his tribe out of White Rock Mountain, trusts no one. He brings the orphaned Annabelle and himself to the town of Nicademus for a chance to start again. Ten years later the bitter memory of his slain people keeps him locked in the past. However, his new love affair for his ‘soiled dove’, Cora, keeps him sane. Nicademus is his home. He will risk it all to protect the town and the woman he loves.

In 1866, a town run by freed slaves, called Nicademus, is the promise of the future. The story of the town and the passionate, dangerous, and infamous exploits of its citizens are still whispered from the lips of people today. This fictionalized tale reflects some of their story. You will search for truth in it.


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 Synopsis via Amazon:
The enemy of my enemy is a lover of mine… Sometimes a girl’s savior could be the man no one dare trusts…

KaeCee Everett is a wanted woman. The leader of the Black Spyder motorcycle gang wants her dead. The federal agents sworn to protect her have cut her loose. The Russian mafia has a vested interest in the secrets she protects. And the father she had hoped would love and shield her from the violence of his legacy now sits in prison and plots his revenge.

On the run for her life she arrives in Los Angeles with only one hope of surviving the chase. However, one of the fiercest enforcers turned private investigator has her under the scope of his lens. Will he help her avenge her brother’s death and escape the contract on her head? Or will his dark obsession with her be their ultimate demise?

Disclaimer: Someone To Watch Over Me is a fully developed novella based off of the short story “Private Dick and the Red Shoes,” in the Scarlet Diaries anthology by T.A. Ford.

New Must Reads: THE CHALET [A Submissive Series Novella] By Tara Sue Me Is Available Now + The Submissive Series Book 4 Details

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Well I have to say, author, Tara Sue Me, is keeping things quite interesting with her bestselling series, The Submissive Trilogy. Initially thought to be just a trilogy, this wildly popular series is gearing up for additional installments.. and chile...I am happy about that!

So big ups to Tara Sue Me for keeping the saga of Abby and Nathaniel on-going. It should be interesting to see the couple deal with the next phase in their relationship and of course the drama that will surely manifest.

On October 21, THE CHALET, was released.

THE CHALET is a Submissive Series novella. So, think of it as, book 3.5. In addition to this little gem that was released, Tara Sue Me, will be releasing a new novel in the series titled, THE ENTICEMENT, which will release on April 7, 2015.

Synopsis via Amazon:
New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me’s Submissive series is an international sensation.

Now, Abby and Nathaniel’s story continues with their romantic wedding and a honeymoon too hot to believe…

Submitting her body was only the beginning. Abby King didn’t know true passion until she gave herself to Nathaniel West, one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors and desired Dominants.

Now, on the eve of her marriage, she realizes all her dreams are coming true. And with a romantic honeymoon getaway planned at a secluded Swiss chalet, she’s sure Nathaniel will find even more fantasies to fulfill…

Nathaniel never thought he’d settle down until Abby broke down his barriers and changed his plans. With their wedding only weeks away, he can barely wait to possess her completely—heart, body, and soul—and show her the true meaning of being both a wife and a submissive.

Only Abby has one more challenge in store before she becomes his: no sex and no collar for one month before the wedding. Nathaniel is willing to give it a shot but he has one scandalous stipulation—once that month is up, anything goes…

Includes a preview of the next novel in the Submissive series, The Enticement…

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Synopsis via Amazon:
New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me returns to the story of Abby and Nathaniel to explore the passion after the ‘Happily-Ever-After’…

Limits were made to be pushed. Abby West has everything she wanted: a family, a skyrocketing new career, and a sexy, Dominant husband who fulfills her every need. Only, as her life outside the bedroom becomes hectic, her Master’s sexual requirements inside become more extreme.

bby doesn’t understand Nathaniel’s increased need for control, but she can’t deny the delicious way her body reacts to his tantalizing demands… Between Abby’s reluctance and Nathaniel’s unyielding commands, the delicate balance of power between the Dominant and his submissive threatens to shift.

And as the underlying tension and desire between them heats up, so does the struggle to keep everything they value from falling apart …

Alrighty folks, order THE CHALET as soon as possible, and pre-order, THE ENTICEMENT, the highly anticipated fourth installment in the SUBMISSIVE SERIES.

As always, happy reading!


Amazon Link for THE CHALET

Amazon Link to Pre-Order THE ENTICEMENT


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The second novel in the popular "Submissive Trilogy" by Tara Sue Me is now available. Book two in the series released yesterday.

Continue the explosive romance between Nathaniel West and Abigail King. Be sure to pick up book one ["The Submissive"] in the series if you haven't read it. Very interesting read.

Update: Just began reading 'The Dominant', (recently finished 'Divergent... it was epic. Will read 'Insurgent' soon). F.Y.I 'The Dominant' is basically the same story as 'The Submissive', being told from Nathaniel's perspective. Lawd Mr. West, Mr. West. We get the chance to find out what was going on in Nathaniel's mind during the events that took place.

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Now comes The Dominant, the continuation of the tantalizing trilogy by Tara Sue Me, which has captivated millions… Nathaniel West doesn’t lose control.

As the playboy CEO of West Industries, he governs the boardroom during the day; as a strict dominant with exacting rules, he commands the bedroom at night. He never takes on inexperienced submissives, but when Abigail King’s application comes across his desk, he breaks his own restrictions and decides to test her limits.

Abby’s combination of innocence and willingness is intoxicating, and Nathaniel is soon determined to collar her as his own. As long as she follows his orders and surrenders herself fully to him, no one will get hurt.

But when Nathaniel begins falling for Abby on a deeper level, he realizes that the trust must go both ways—and he has secrets which could bring the foundations of their entire relationship crashing down...

Now, in the enticing conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me’s Submissive Trilogy, the submissive and her dominant explore just how long they can make the pleasure last…

It started with a hidden desire. Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he expects everyone to follow—especially the women he’s dominated in his bedroom.

But his newest lover is breaking down all his boundaries and rewriting his rule book. Abby King never imagined that she would capture the heart of Nathaniel West, one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors—and its most desirable dominant.

What began as a weekend arrangement of pleasure has become a passionate romance with a man who knows every inch of her body and her soul – yet remains an enigmatic lover.

Though he is tender and caring, his painful past remains a wall between them. Abby knows the only way to truly earn his trust is to submit to him fully and let go of all of her lingering inhibitions.

Because to lead Nathaniel on a path to greater intimacy, she must first let him deeper into her world than anyone has ever gone before…
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The third novel in the popular 'Submissive Trilogy' by Tara Sue Me, titled 'The Training', is now available.

Book three was published October 2013.

Continue the blazing and complicated romance between Nathaniel West and Abigail King.

Be sure to pick up book one, [The Submissive] and book two, [The Dominant] in the series, if you haven't done so. Quite interesting and explosive reads.


 Via Amazon.Com:
Now, in the enticing conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me’s Submissive Trilogy, the submissive and her dominant explore just how long they can make the pleasure last…

It started with a hidden desire. Millionaire CEO Nathaniel West has always played by his own strict set of rules, ones he expects everyone to follow—especially the women he’s dominated in his bedroom.

But his newest lover is breaking down all his boundaries and rewriting his rule book. Abby King never imagined that she would capture the heart of Nathaniel West, one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors—and its most desirable dominant.

What began as a weekend arrangement of pleasure has become a passionate romance with a man who knows every inch of her body and her soul – yet remains an enigmatic lover.

Though he is tender and caring, his painful past remains a wall between them. Abby knows the only way to truly earn his trust is to submit to him fully and let go of all of her lingering inhibitions.

Because to lead Nathaniel on a path to greater intimacy, she must first let him deeper into her world than anyone has ever gone before…

Friday, October 3, 2014

Book Of The Month: [October 2014] - GONE GIRL By Gillian Flynn

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The October 2014 book of the month pick is from an author whose bestselling dark mystery about a missing wife and the man who falls under suspicion...her husband, is about to release this Friday as a feature film.

Gillian Flynn's novel, Gone Girl, has been on my must read list for a minute and I most certainly can't wait to dive into what promises to be a grossly fascinating, entertaining and intriguing saga; where everything isn't always what it appears.

Haven't read Gone Girl?

Head to your nearest bookstore and grab what is sure to be one of the best mystery reads out there.

As always.... Happy reading!

Amazon Link to Purchase Gone Girl in various formats: (Click Below)

GONE GIRL Amazon Link

 Synopsis via Amazon:
Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior.

Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Must Read Sequels: ON THE RECORD [The Record Series #2] By K.A. Linde

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The highly anticipated sequel to the exhilarating read, OFF THE RECORD, by K.A. Linde is available. ON THE RECORD, which is book two in the RECORD SERIES, released on 8.26.14. I can't wait to get back to the story of Liz and Brady, and find out what will happen next!

I want to take a minute to revisit the first book in the series. If you remember, OFF THE RECORD was chosen as the May 2014 book of the month. So I've added the the original entry for OFF THE RECORD, in this post,as well, for folks who aren't familiar with the series.

Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

So, head on over to Amazon or wherever you like to purchase your books and purchase ON THE RECORD by K.A. Linde.

Be sure to pick up the first installment, OFF THE RECORD, as well if you haven't done so.

Amazon Link: On The Record Amazon Link


For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger...
The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on...or to pick up right where you left off.

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MAY 1, 2014: Book of the Month: May 2014

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The May 2014 book of the month pick is the novel, OFF THE RECORD by K.A. Linde.

Omg! I don't even know where to begin. I LOVED this book! I literally stumbled upon this book a few weeks ago. The fact that the story is set in North Carolina, was a big selling point...for me. LOL - But the story also centers around politics, journalism and the media...AND...that was a win win win for me. However, what will draw every reader in; is the actual superb writing of K.A. Linde. This is the first novel I've read from this author and I must say it will not be the last.

The dynamic chemistry of the two main characters was electric and intense. Liz and Brady are two pieces that fit together; yet have to endure many hurdles in the way of their quest to be together. At times I literally wanted to scream at Brady and Liz, due to some of the decisions they made and what seemed important to them versus making the relationship work.

This story also throws a curve-ball to the readers...another man is in the picture and although I tried to hate his character...I couldn't..and this just goes to show how the author K.A. Linde was able to set up a recipe for disaster or rather an interesting love triangle that will surely set the possessive Brady off in book two.

OFF THE RECORD is a novel that will stay with you well after you've read it. You will also me...the next installment in this crazy popular series. The second installment titled ON THE RECORD, will release 8.26.14. It's available for pre-order now.

So folks...get ready to begin the blazing story of Liz and Brady; two people who initially...aren't suppose to really like each other. Their tumultuous romantic ride will leave readers wanting to know what will happen next. Get your copy or download OFF THE RECORD today.


As always...Happy reading!

Synopsis Via Amazon:

Liz Dougherty has no idea that a single question is about to change her life. Her first big reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper has her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference.

Brady Maxwell may have everything it takes to be a politician—a winning pedigree, devastating good looks, a body made to wear suits—but his politics rub Liz the wrong way. When Liz’s hard-hitting question catches the upstart senator off-guard, it impresses Hayden Lane, Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporter.

But Liz is also headed into a secret romance with Brady that could destroy both their ambitions. Though he’s a bachelor, potential voters might frown on Brady cozying up to a reporter. And Liz isn’t sure sneaking around is enough for her—especially when things between her and Hayden might be less platonic than she thought.

K.A. Linde’s Record series begins with a sleek, sexy, and smart venture into a high-stakes political campaign and an even higher-stakes affair that, in the end, will leave you wanting more with one of Linde’s gripping cliffhangers. 

BOOK OF THE MONTH: [September 2014] - THE GIRL IN 6E By A.R. Torre

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This month's book of the month pick is a dark psychological thriller by author, A.R. Torre. The September 2014 book of the month choice, THE GIRL IN 6E, is getting rave reviews and I've heard nothing but good things about it and the author.

The concept of this novel is astoundingly original. A young woman who makes a load of money being a webcam girl, has issues with the urge to kill people and chooses to live in her apartment 24/7, as a way to protect people from her. She is essentially a recluse. For three years she has enclosed herself away from the world. A series of horrific events lead to this dire situation.

The uniquely sinister way the story draws a reader in by just the brief description of the plot will surely not be bereft of sharp twists and crazy turns. It sounds like quite a mind trip. Get ready for one serious and intense read.

I recently picked up a hardcover edition and read a few chapters, Hopefully I will get to read it later this week. (School is back in session!)  Anywho...cannot wait to crack this book back open and fly through the pages. (Currently reading: ON THE RECORD by K.A. Linde)

Even better...I have heard there is a sequel in the works. Doesn't get any better than that.

Get your copy of THE GIRL IN 6E by A.R. Torre today.

Amazon Link for The Girl in 6E

As always.... happy reading!


My life, inside this apartment is simple. It works, as long as I follow the rules.

1. Don't leave the apartment. Not in case of fire, not to mail a letter, not to run an errand. The door stays shut, and I stay inside.

2. Don't get attached to clients. I take off my clothes, I stand in front of the camera, and I perform. What they want, I give. Their secrets, I keep. Everything I tell them, is a lie.

3. Don't kill anyone. I've obeyed that rule for over three years. My life, inside this apartment was simple, and it worked. Then, I started breaking rules. Enter a world of lies, thrills, fears, and all desires, in this original thriller from A. R. Torre.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Inspirational Reads: THE WORST TIMES ARE THE BEST TIMES By Levelle Moton

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Looking for an inspirational must read?

Look no further than the new release, THE WORST TIMES ARE THE BEST TIMES, by Levelle Moton.

Levelle Moton is the current head coach of the men's basketball team at North Carolina Central University.

Moton shares inspiring stories of overcoming adversity that eventually led N.C. Central to its First Division I NCAA Tournament. 

His new book, 'The Worst Times are the Best Times' is available now. Purchase your copy today.

Click the link below for more information or to purchase a copy:

  The Worst Times are the Best Times Official Website


Add this instant classic to your movie collection.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Book of the Month: [August 2014] - CITY OF BONES [The Mortal Instruments Series Book One] By Cassandra Clare

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Cassandra Clare's young adult paranormal series, "The Mortal Instruments," arrived in the literary world a few years ago and showed out!

I've been wanting to read "The Mortal Instruments" series for the longest. Even after the initial talk of the novels being adapted into a film and the film actually releasing; my interest in reading the books only increased.

The buzz around this series has been fire, as well. Surprisingly, the film version did not do well at the box office. I haven't seen the film, but, that was only due to the fact that I wanted to read the first book; prior to watching the film. The film grossed a little over $31 million dollars domestically and $59 million internationally.

The film stats will not deter me from reading the book, because simply; the movie isn't the book. A film interpretation of someone else's work, sometimes doesn't transfer quite as well onto the big screen.

In this case, I believe the marketing of the film was lackluster and unfortunately, the ticket sales reflected that.


Summer is almost over and I wanted to make sure I read at least book one in the series before summer ended. So with that being said...the first book in the series, "City of Bones," is this month's (August 2014) book of the month pick.

Folks, as always, happy reading!

Synopsis via Amazon:
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk.

Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Now while the August book of the month pick focuses on book one, "City of Bones," The Immortal Instruments series consists of six books. The additional titles include: City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire.


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

OMG. BUY THIS NOW ----> Review: The Fixed Trilogy By Laurelin Paige [Fixed on You, Found in You, Forever with You] + Hudson [Fixed, #4]

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Let me start off by saying, although many are doing so; don't compare The Fixed Trilogy series with that of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Don't. Do. It.

Don't get me wrong. I read and liked the Fifty Shades of Grey series and will definitely see the film. But, where Fifty Shades is a cheese sampler platter of a read...Fixed is a seven-course gourmet meal!

The Fixed Trilogy by Laurenlin Paige, is an unbelievably wonderful surprise. I happened upon the series as a recommendation and based on the amount of the reviews, I chose it as my free kindle title for the month of July. Gotta love Amazon PRIME. By the time I was mid-way through the first novel, I stopped reading for a brief moment and purchased the trilogy as well. This is one that you definitely will want to keep in your virtual library. [You can order the series in paperback as well.)

Alayna's and Hudson's story is a freaking saga!

The character development, explosive chemistry, unique plot twists, a round-up of top-notch entertaining supporting characters, and a creative story flow, will have you turning pages furiously, trying anxiously to find out what happens next. Hudson Pierce, is in a league all by himself. Period. Alayna Withers could not fight the dynamic electricity that pulled the two together from the start...of course even when she tried; Hudson would not allow it.

From the dark tides that roll in on the duo, that includes various folks trying to keep them apart, personal issues and dysfunctional family units, Alayna and Hudson, must fight to keep their deep love in tact, and their shocking pasts from resurfacing; wreaking havoc once more.

Laurelin Paige's rich writing skills, results in one of the best contemporary romance novels on the market. I must stress, if you don't normally read this particular genre, don't let that stop you from downloading The Fixed Hudson Pierce...its in a league all by itself.

Get it today! Its crazy good.

Link to Amazon: The Fixed Trilogy Amazon Link

I finished reading this epic read last Thursday and tried to get this posted before the weekend but didn't have time. However..Sunday is a great day for blogging and reading. By the way...Laurelin Paige released a fourth installment in the Fixed series, titled, Hudson, earlier this month. Its a companion piece in the Fixed series.

So I'm off to read, Hudson, now.

As always... Happy reading!

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The Fixed Trilogy - By Laurelin Paige [Fixed on You, Found in You, Forever with You]

Synopsis via Amazon:

All three books of the NY Times Bestselling Fixed Trilogy are included in this bundle.

 "If you are a fan of the Fifty Shades and Crossfire Trilogies, than you will love this serious as well!"

"Move over Christian and Gideon, there's a new dominant in town."

"Fifty Shades may have allowed the erotic storytelling to be more commonplace but this trilogy and author blew me away."

"I am a Crossfire series lover & this was right under it."

"I have to say I read and feel in love with the other popular book ( now soon to be movie). But this takes the cake."

"If you loved Fifty Shades and Bared DO NOT PASS this up!"

"If you love "Fifty" you'll love the Fixed Trilogy!!"

FIXED ON YOU (Book 1) -

Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither's past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out--move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan. But what Alayna didn't figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He's smart, rich, and gorgeous--the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson's fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of it. Avoiding him isn't an option after he offers a business proposition she can't turn down and she's drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she's fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.

FOUND IN YOU (Book 2) -

Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the kind that makes her obsessive and stalker-crazy. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she's determined to break down the remaining walls between them so they can build a foundation that's based on more than just amazing sex. Except Hudson's not the only one with secrets. With their pasts pulling them into a web of unfounded mistrust, Alayna turns to the one person who knows Hudson the best--Celia, the woman he almost married. Hoping for insight from someone who understands all sides of the story, Alayna forms a bond with Celia that goes too far--revealing things about Hudson that could end their love for good. This is the first relationship where Alayna hasn't spiraled out of control. And she might lose Hudson anyway...


Alayna Withers relationship with Hudson Pierce has tested both her and his ability to trust. They decide that the only way they can move forward together is with open doors and transparency. It won't be easy for the scarred lovers, but they're committed to each other more now than ever. Alayna, in particular, has grown through their trials, and has emerged more confident and faithful to the man she loves. But while the pair is focused on the future, their past shows up again to threaten their fragile bond. Promises that were made are broken, and Alayna learns that Hudson still has very potent secrets--secrets that will tear them both apart. As much as she feels for him, her ability to forgive and forget is tested beyond her limits. Even though she found the only man who could fix her, a forever with Hudson seems more and more out of reach.

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This is a full-length companion novel to the NY Times Bestselling Fixed Trilogy.

It is not meant to be read as a stand-alone.

"I can easily divide my life into two parts—before her and after."

Hudson Pierce has led a life few others could even imagine. With money and power at his fingertips, he's wanted for almost nothing. He's never experienced love, however, and he's seen few examples of it in his dysfunctional family. The ridiculous notion of romance has always intrigued him. He's studied it, controlled it, manipulated it, and has yet to understand it.

Until he meets Alayna Withers. Now, the games he's played in his quest for comprehension can finally come to an end. Or are they just beginning? Told from his point of view, Hudson fills the holes in his love story with Alayna Withers. His past and relationship with his long-time friend Celia is further revealed and light is shed on his actions during his courtship with Alayna.

Beyonce Releases a Sneak Peek of the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Trailer, Reveals She Has Music on the Soundtrack

The official trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey, will be released on Thursday.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Movie Trailer: GONE GIRL In Theaters 10.3.14


Movie Trailer: BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP In Theaters 9.12.14

A NOVELOUS 99Cent DEAL: Scandalous Heroes: 9 Best-Selling Authors of Sensual Romance Collection

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The Scandalous Heroes box-set has been released and is ready to be devoured by voracious readers, like myself. I just purchased a copy on amazon and as it sits waiting patiently in my kindle library...I just had to blog about it...of course.

This is one heck of a deal.

Nine awesome authors including Sienna Mynx, Pepper Pace, and Erosa Knowles, have created a sure to be blockbuster collection.

The added bonus is the fact that the box-set totals over 1800 pages!

For a limited-time, get the Scandalous Heroes box-set for only ninety-nine cents. You can't beat that deal. So purchase it now.

As always... happy reading!

Updated Amazon link to purchase this must have box set:

 Scandalous Heroes Link

Synopsis via Amazon:

This collection includes best sellers of USA Today and Amazon Top 100 Authors whose stories reflect the diversity of romance such as contemporary, mafia drama, urban lit, BDSM to paranormal and sci-fi.

These authors have taken the time to pen new full length and original stories for the readers only found in this collection for a limited time. Collection stats: 1,857 pages/485,737 word count. Total retail value: $35.91


RALLENTI ~ Sienna Mynx (Amazon Bestseller) “One word. You must learn it, before we begin,” he traced his finger now across the outline of her lip. “Say it with me. Rallenti.” – Renaldo Cracchiolo

SEIGED BY RYM ~ Yvette Hines (USA Today Bestseller) They picked the wrong warrior cat to abduct. Rym never liked being ordered about so when he discovers his freedom is weighed against his agreement to breed with Krysteena, he practically purrs at the chance to prove to the beauty who’s truly in charge and escape.

RAW EXPOSURE ~ Aliyah Burke (USA Today Bestseller) A wealthy playboy and a down-to-earth freelance photographer, will they ever see eye to eye?

VASLIY’S REVENGE ~ Latrivia Nelson (National Bestseller) Will changing everything in his life, give him new lust for it? And can he trust a woman who was the cause of his near death before?

DOUBLE TROUBLE- Men of 3X CONStruction~ Erosa Knowles (Amazon Bestseller) Blaine and Donald had no idea they have not one, but two sons from Belinda, the one woman who ever came between them. Seeing her again test family ties as they fight to rescue their son and reclaim the only woman they ever loved.

TATTOOED MOON ~ Tiana Laveen (Amazon Bestselling) Little does Milan know, Julian draws more than just her attention and skilled designs upon her body. As his needle works its way into both their hearts, they find fulfillment and healing in ways neither of them imagined.

EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING ~ Pepper Pace (Amazon Bestseller, Top 100 Fiction Author) In 1977 Vanessa is 12 years old and lives just out of reach of the projects that both scare and entice her. Scotty is learning something as well; that his path has not been laid out before him and that Everything isn’t necessarily Everything. This 2 part series begins in the 70s where it explores the music, the style, the ghetto and Pepper Pace’s own twist on life and love.

LAST CALL ~Bridget Midway (Amazon Bestseller) When Tank tries to rekindle the relationship with Eminence, she has to wonder what’s important: her dream or her heart

THE WRATH OF MICHAEL ~ Serenity King Will they be able to find shelter in each other’s arms, or will the demons of both the past and the present keep them apart forever?

Friday, July 4, 2014

Book of the Month: [July 2014] - THE UNWELCOMED CHILD By V.C. Andrews

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I've been a fan of V.C. Andrews novels for as long as I can remember. Over the years, I've read Andrews' Dollanganger series, the Casteel series, the Cutler, the Landry series and the Logan series, which were all crazy reads. But I have to say; since the passing of the popular author back in 1986, the novels that released after her death lacked the intriguing and intricate storytelling that she was known for.

[V.C. Andrews passed during the writing of the Casteel series...a ghost writer has taken over the writings since then.]

Despite that fact, the novels continue to be worth a read. The Logan series was the last series I read, a few years ago. I thought it would be interesting to see what the newer novels would offer a voracious reader like myself.

This lead me to purchase the novel, The Unwelcomed Child, which is the book of the month pick for July.

As always, happy reading!

My mother had looked into the face of evil so many times she knew what it was. It was me. I was born without a soul. . . .

Elle Edwards grew up believing that because of her mother’s sinful ways she was born without a soul; that’s why she was abandoned and left in the care of Grandmother Myra and Grandfather Prescott, who try to ensure her evil will not infect them—by raising her in a virtual prison.

Because her days are occupied with homeschooling, strict religious studies, and vigorous housekeeping in their upstate New York home, Elle knows practically nothing of the outside world, even as she emerges as a young woman with impressive artistic talent.

But when she makes a secret, forbidden connection to vacationers at the nearby lake—a handsome boy and his precocious twin sister—Elle’s world will shatter.

Will discovering the truths about her past send her future plummeting to hell?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Blazing Book Series By Mallory Monroe!!! MOB BOSS SERIES 1-10 / TOMMY GABRINI 1-3 / SAL GABRINI 1-3 --- FULL LISTING

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I've blogged about many captivating reads. In doing so; highlighting the authors who create rich, deep and complex characters that make the read that much more interesting.

I recall reading the novel, 'The President's Girlfriend' by Mallory Monroe and was instantly intrigued to read more novels by Ms. Monroe. I learned that the story of Dutch and Gina from the 'President' series had additional installments and therefore their story continued. To date, while I've only read four novels in the 'President Series'; I recommend the series and will definitely read the entire series at some point. (This isn't the first time I've blogged about Dutch and Gina's story.)

With all that being said... I knew I had to do a post about the crazy good novels by author Mallory Monroe. While I've done a few entries on some of the books, I felt the series needed yet another post here.

Mallory Monroe's Mob Boss Series and the pin-off series, The Gabrini Men series (Tommy Gabrini and Sal Gabrini) are all worthy of a place on your bookshelf, whether its tangible or virtual.

The combination of drama, love, hate, passion, revenge, betrayal, redemption and shocking plot twists are weaved into a delectable writing style by Ms. Monroe that leaves the reader on a page turning frenzy to find out what happens next.

As for me, I've read the Mob Boss Series over time and have read up to book 8 in the Mob Series, 'Tommy Gabrini 2: A Place in His Heart' and 'Romancing Sal Gabrini 2: A Woman's Touch'. So I look forward to continuing each series.

My next reads in the series will be 'Tommy Gabrini 3: Grace Under Fire' and 'Sal Gabrini 3: Hard Love'. Can't wait. Excellent summer reads. Take a peek at the listing of the books in order.

Be sure to also visit Mallory Monroe's official website for more novels and updates:

Mallory Monroe's Official Website

As always... Happy reading!



ROMANCING THE MOB BOSS - Synopsis Via Amazon:

Trina Hathaway is a waitress in a Las Vegas strip joint who spends a romantic evening with a good looking hunk she met at the club. Hoping to see him again, but not disappointed when she doesn’t, she goes on with her life.

But a week later, when she interviews for a job at the renowned PaLargio Hotel and Casino on the Vegas Strip, and discovers that the owner of the hotel is the man she had slept with, a man who very much wishes to rekindle what they had captured that passionate night, her entire life spirals into a new and dramatic world where family ties and ever-increasing violence ropes them in.

Reno Gabrini is a man’s man who knew, the first time he spent an evening with her, that Trina was the woman for him. But he soon discovers that capturing her heart is not going to be as easy as ordering his minions around, especially with his mob connections that keeps their romance in a constant state of uncertainty. But his love for Trina makes him bound and determined to do all he can to keep her, even if it means forsaking all others.

In an interracial romance that tests the very essence of love, Reno and Trina discovers that there are no easy answers, and no perfect endings, but that their love and devotion to each other can help them find the way.

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MOB BOSS 2: THE HEART OF THE MATTER - Synopsis via Amazon:

Reno and Trina are back, but this time the hounds of hell are on their trail. Their marriage isn’t a day old before Reno’s enemies conspire against him and end up targeting his own wife. 

Reno, a man of honor who never starts a fight but will always finish one, refuse to let anyone get away with disrespecting him. He fights back, but he doesn’t even know who the enemy is anymore. And he soon discovers that protecting his wife isn’t going to be as simple as keeping her under his thumb.

Trina, too, is concerned by the tumultuousness of their lifestyle as Reno’s overly protective, Alpha-male behavior becomes almost unbearable for her. She, too, fights back, but she discovers that taming Reno isn’t going to be as simple as doing it her way. Both are determined to make their brand new marriage work, but the odds begin to stack against them.

But when Reno finds out he has a son from a previous relationship, and his son is being used as a pawn by his enemies, the game changes again. And Reno and Trina begins to discover that not only is their way of life under attack, but their very love for each other as well.

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Reno and Trina are back, but this time they bring hunky Tommy Gabrini and his tall, gorgeous, African-American ladylove along for the ride.

When Reno returns to Vegas to reignite his love affair with Trina, his blissfulness is interrupted by news that his sister has gunned down the son of a prominent mob boss.

After a devastating retaliation, another mob war seems inevitable unless Reno is able to outsmart his clever adversaries. He enlists the aid of ShoShawna Shanks, a beautiful lone wolf hired gun and the one woman able to keep Tommy Gabrini’s attention.

Tommy and Shawna seek to rekindle their tumultuous love affair, while Reno and Trina seek to hang onto theirs. But forces even they didn’t see coming tries to tear them all apart, and to do so by any means necessary.


Reno Gabrini relocates his wife Trina far away from the bright lights of Vegas. They settle in a small Georgia town where Reno runs a restaurant and Trina volunteers at a community center.

All is at peace with the world as Trina meets Sully, a gorgeous local bachelor who becomes her friend and confidante, and Reno meets Nell, a woman from his past who becomes his right hand assistant. But trouble comes to paradise when Sully decides that Reno doesn’t deserve a woman like Trina, and he wants her for himself. And although Reno makes it clear that he has no intentions of sharing his wife with any man, Sully refuses to give up what quickly becomes his obsession. And when Nell’s seventeen year old son is accused of a horrible crime, and she is forced to turn to Reno for help, Reno discovers a shocking secret.

Not only does he have a son he didn’t know he had, but the reason for the accusations against his son points back to those mob ties Reno has never been able to sever.

In an explosive interracial love story, Reno and Trina find their relationship tested time and again as they seek to balance their new life in Georgia with their old mob connections from Vegas. And when those connections become deadly, Reno knows he didn’t start the fight, but it’s up to him to finish it. And it’s also up to him to keep his gorgeous wife from being stolen from him by a friendly, but determined lover.


When gorgeous tough guy Reno Gabrini finds out that his lady love Katrina is pregnant, he becomes a nervous wreck. He does everything in his power to protect her from forces real and imagined, and to make her pregnancy move along as smoothly as possible.

Trina, in turn, does everything in her power to deal with his controlling ways. She also has to deal with a woman with her eyes on Reno, a best friend in serious need of her help, and in-laws with their eyes on mayhem. But Reno’s love for her and her devotion to him trumps any setbacks they face, even as their challenges create tensions in their interracial marriage that they didn’t see coming.

But Trina knows her own worth and the worth of her man, and she fight every foe that seek to destroy their union. Reno, also, remains steadfast and determined to keep his family together, even if it means tearing some of them apart.

A Mob Boss Christmas is a love story about romantic entanglements and the kind of enduring love able to withstand the fiery darts of doubt, seduction, and sexual need in its barest form

MOB BOSS 6: THE HEART OF RENO GABRINI #6 - Synopsis via Amazon:

Reno Gabrini believes his number one job is to protect his family. His beautiful wife, Trina, and their two sons are the very reason he gets out of bed every morning. But when he returns home from a business trip to find his wife partnering with people he barely knows, a gold digging female attempting to worm her way into the family, and a lovesick son with a dead body in his trunk, he knows his job has gotten that much harder.

He takes charge, believing there’s more going on than meets the eye, but his family insists he’s overreacting and is being, as usual, overly protective of them. Until the lid blows off of their idyllic life and plunges all of them into a world of passion and obsession where Reno begins to believe that all of their unsolicited drama may be disguising another mob war.

In the sixth installment of the Mob Boss series, Reno Gabrini comes face to face with his greatest fears and is forced to put it all on the line in ways that nearly costs him everything.

RENO'S GIFT: MOB BOSS 7 - Synopsis via Amazon:


The entire Gabrini clan comes together in this explosive new interracial romance about love, and lost, and family.

Reno Gabrini is the ultimate family man. Although he works harder than he should, and often finds it difficult to spend the kind of quality time he deeply wants to spend with his family, whenever they need him, he is always there. That’s why, when Tommy and Grace need a break after Grace suffers a traumatic event in Seattle, Reno urges them to come to Vegas and be with the family.

Sal Luca also comes along for the ride, to the delight (and anguish) of Gemma Jones, and Jimmy begins to come into his own as Reno’s right hand man. But Reno’s love of family is put to the test in a dramatic way when the ghosts of his past attempts to spook him again. And the love affair he has with his wife becomes the only source of strength he has, until that, too, gets tested.

The seventh installment of the Mob Boss series finds Reno and Trina, Tommy and Grace, and Sal and Jimmy Mack celebrating life and family, even as the past seeks to undermine their joy.

RENO GABRINI: A MAN IN FULL #8- Synopsis via Amazon:


Vegas casino owner Reno Gabrini just wanted to take it easy. His beloved PaLargio was back in business and turning profits like the good old days. His headliner act, pop sensation Shay Grayson, was packing the house and making amends for her diva ways. His gorgeous African-American wife, Trina, was working hard to make her own mark on the business world and was holding her head up high despite rumors of his infidelity. His sons were happy, healthy, and completely devoted to their father.

All, Reno thought, was right with the world. Until his oldest son falls in love with a ruthless woman almost twice his age, his wife reestablishes contact with a man he told her to stay away from, and he is nearly destroyed by an enemy that targets, not his mind, soul, or body, but his heart.

In the latest installment of the romantic Mob Boss Series (Book Eight), Reno Gabrini must confront the ghosts of his past as he seeks to protect his family from a subtle, but just as dangerous, foe.

RENO AND TRINA: GETTING BACK TO LOVE #9 - Synopsis via Amazon:


Trina Gabrini, the gorgeous African-American wife of powerful hotel mogul Reno Gabrini, suffers a terrible loss and can’t seem to move on as easily as she thought she would.

Now situations she used to be able to dismiss, like rumors of her husband’s infidelity and allegations of his mob connections, are beginning to take their toll. She wants out. She wants to stop the world and get off. But she doesn’t know how.

Hunky Reno Gabrini is a man determined to do everything in his power to keep his family safe and together. But his enemies won’t cooperate. Threats are made, decisions enforced, and problems mount.

But when his beloved wife Trina becomes the source of those problems, he has to summon all of his will and talent, not as a fierce leader, but as a lover, to hold onto his wife.

In the ninth installment of the popular Mob Boss Series, Reno and Trina must battle gangsters, women, fate, and each other, in their quest to stay together.

RENO AND SON: DON'T MESS WITH JIM  #10 - Synopsis via Amazon:

Italian powerhouse Reno Gabrini is happy with his life in Vegas. His beautiful African-American wife is his partner in the bedroom and in the boardroom, and is keeping him in line and all of his female groupies at bay. His newborn girl and young son are healthy and well-adjusted children, and his oldest son, Jimmy Mack, is fast becoming a man. Maybe too fast.

Jimmy Mack Gabrini has always had a contentious relationship with his powerful father, and it has only grown more impassioned throughout the years. His dream is to make his father proud, but he keeps falling short. It doesn’t help that even his girl, Val Wellstone, finds his father sexy as hell too and can’t seem to stop singing his praises, and his father seems to return the affection. But when enemies conspire to do Val harm and Reno wants to take the lead, Jimmy asserts himself in a way that Reno always knew was coming, but not this soon.

It becomes so explosive that Tommy and Sal Gabrini are called in to lend a hand as lives are saved and lost, hearts are mended and broken, and old wounds are finally healed. In the tenth installment of the popular Mob Boss series, Reno and Son live, love, laugh and fight to the death for the women they love, and the family they believe in.


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Mallory Monroe's MOB BOSS series which centers around Reno Gabrini & Trina's drama filled, passionate love story is so popular that a couple of spin-off series launched.

Reno's cousin/best friend Tommy Gabrini is back with a story of his own in ROMANCING TOMMY GABRINI.

Read 'Romancing Tommy Gabrini' and then delve into the sequel. However, I would also suggest you read 'Romancing Sal Gabrini' before you read 'Tommy Gabrini 2: A Place in His Heart'.

Sal Gabrini is Tommy's younger brother and while Sal is a little rough around the edges, he's just as sexy, protective and alpha as Reno and Tommy.

For more good news...the third installments for both Tommy's and Sal's series are now available!

A romantic affair was the last thing Tommy Gabrini was looking for when he attended a dinner party at a friend’s house. He had broken up with his longtime girlfriend five months earlier and was contented to play the field for the rest of his life. But when a gorgeous, sleek, African queen in red walked across his path, he knew something dramatic was about to happen.

Grace McKinsey knew Tommy Gabrini to be a rich, drop dead gorgeous playboy, but what she quickly realized was that he was also attracted to her. On the night of her thirtieth birthday, their passion for each other spills over into passionate love making that they both assumed would be a one-night stand.

But circumstances intervene and soon Tommy and Grace realize that they can’t live without each other, and don’t want anybody else. They have to give love a chance. In a thrilling interracial romance, Mallory Monroe takes her readers on a sensual journey of love, lust and unrequited revenge, where Tommy and his lady love cleave to each other, as outside forces conspire to tear them apart.

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In 'TOMMY GABRINI 2: A Place In His Heart', the claws are out and Tommy's former "friends with benefits" aren't too happy about his new found relationship status with Grace. The drama implodes to an all-time high.

Tommy and Grace's love is tested by outside forces, and an explosive secret rocks their solid foundation. 

Additional deets below.

'Tommy Gabrini 2: A Place In His Heart' - Synopsis:

Tommy Gabrini never dreamed he’d fall in love when Grace McKinsey entered his life. She wasn’t sophisticated enough, his friends declared, or beautiful enough. But Tommy fell hard for the very woman they all dismissed. He even took the step of his life and asked her to be his wife.

His brother Sal warned him that hell was about to go in session when Tommy’s numerous “lady friends” found out about his new lady love. Tommy laughed it off at the time, insisting that his ladies were far too sophisticated to play those kinds of games. But he would soon find out that his brother wasn’t far from the truth.

Yet even then, Tommy could handle that truth. He loved Grace and he didn’t hesitate to make that clear. But when they stopped targeting Tommy, and started setting their sights on Grace, everything changed. Grace worked hard to be her own woman, even as Tommy’s generosity set her up as the CEO of her own company, and she knew not to take the bait of females who wanted Tommy for themselves. But as she battled from within to maintain control of her own company, and battled from without to maintain Tommy by her side, she soon realized that being Tommy Gabrini’s fiancĂ©e didn’t come without a price.

A price, she would soon discover, that might be too high to pay. From national bestselling author Mallory Monroe comes a gripping interracial romance where two people discover that love can take strange and unexpected turns, and if they aren't careful, other people’s hate can sneak in and overrule their love.

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Tommy Gabrini 3: Grace Under Fire - Synopsis Via Amazon:

Business mogul Tommy Gabrini, once voted the sexiest man alive by a Seattle magazine, wants nothing more than to settle down in marital bliss with his beloved wife, and live his life far from the fast lane. But women from his past, who remembered just how sexy he truly was, refuses to cooperate.

Businesswoman Grace Gabrini, Tommy’s African-American wife, expected resistance when she married a much sort-after man like Tommy. But she never dreamed it would rise to levels beyond even her wildest imagination. From random phone calls to unsolicited visits, it becomes a living nightmare.

But Grace will not allow their problems to become her problems and she refuses to participate. Until extremes are reached, battle lines are drawn, and Grace, under fire, decides to fire back.
In the third installment of the Tommy Gabrini books, Tommy and Grace try to hold on to their fragile marriage, even as the odds, and his women, stack up against them.

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 'Romancing Sal Gabrini' - Synopsis via Amazon:

Gemma Jones once thought Sal Gabrini could be a keeper. He was, in truth, the man of her dreams. But after she didn’t hear from him when he had promised to stay in touch, she wasn’t thinking about him either.

Even when she travels to his turf, to Seattle, to attend a stuffy lawyer’s convention, she’s bound and determined not to give Sal a second thought. The fact that she had refused his sexual advances probably had everything to do with why he didn’t follow up with her, and she understands that. But that understanding only makes her all the more determined to keep him at arm’s length. She might have been known for her slamming body, but that didn’t mean she wants the man of her dreams to only want her for that body.

But the convention turns out to be so boring that Trina, her friend and business partner, encourages her to give the man a call. If nothing else he can show her the town and ramp down the boredom, her friend insists. So against her better judgment, Gemma phones him. When he doesn’t return her voice mail message later that night, she wants to kick herself for even bothering.

Hunky businessman Sal Gabrini arrives back in town after a trip to Jersey. When he sees where the gorgeously exotic Gemma Jones has left him a message, he realizes how much he actually misses her. He shows up at her hotel, catching her off guard, and that one proactive move takes the pair of would-be lovers on the most tumultuous, yet sexually and emotionally gratifying rollercoaster ride of their lives.

Sal has to decide if he is willing to risk it all for the love of a good woman, and Gemma has to decide if a player like Sal Gabrini can ever truly change and become the man she will need him to be. Their tempers flare, their personalities clash, but their love for each other becomes the cornerstone that could actually make their relationship work.

In the first book by bestselling author Mallory Monroe that focuses on Tommy’s younger brother Sal, ROMANCING SAL GABRINI is an interracial romance that takes the readers on a compelling journey of love, sex, and tears.

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Romancing Sal Gabrini 2: A Woman's Touch - Synopsis Via Amazon:

Italian heartthrob Sal Gabrini has a reputation as a hardnosed former cop who is now a hardnosed wealthy businessman who will fight to the death for what he believes in. If his family is threatened, or his business compromised, he will not rest until payback is complete and final. But even hard men like Sal have a soft spot.

His soft spot is Gemma. Gemma Jones, his beautiful African-American girlfriend, is a woman who speaks her own mind, runs her own business, and refuses to be the female who looks the other way.

Despite rumors of Sal’s mob connections, despite his volatile temper and domineering personality, despite the feisty women from his past, Gemma demands respect from him and he gives it to her. And together their long-distance relationship grows closer and closer.

But when Sal is double-crossed by men who are supposed to be working for him, and the blowback blows back on Gemma herself, he knows he has to restore order in his life before Gemma leaves him, and he has no life to restore.

In an explosive new interracial romance from bestselling author Mallory Monroe, Sal Gabrini finds that for all of his bravado and domination, his need to feel a woman’s touch may prove to be his greatest strength, and his greatest weakness.

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Sal Gabrini 3: Hard Love - Synopsis Via Amazon:

Business tycoon and sexy heartthrob Sal Gabrini works hard to maintain his numerous business ventures and his long-distance relationship with his super-sexy African-American girlfriend. Marriage is in the cards, but he knows that branding her with the Gabrini name could become more of a curse than a blessing.

But when a woman from his past asks for his help, and it nearly costs him his life, he and Gemma must rethink their entire relationship and if their love is strong enough to endure his tumultuous and often dangerous lifestyle.

In the latest installment of Sal and Gemma’s romantic story, the interracial couple discovers that the lessons of love can come at a very serious price.

Side Note: Start reading the Mob Boss Series ASAP! The link to Romancing the Mob Boss (Book #1)
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