Monday 1 September 2014

❤ SCREWDRIVERED ❤ ALICE CLAYTON ❤ Cocktail Series #3 ❤

© Bianca Janeane


• release date: 2 September 2014 
 • Cocktail Series #3
• #4 Mai Tai'd Up will be released December 2014

5 Stars

Readers back for a third round of the bestselling Cocktail series will enjoy a madcap romantic comedy about bodice ripping and chest heaving, fiery passion and love everlasting. Plus a dash of paperwork filing and horseshiwait, what?

By day, Viv Franklin designs software programs. By night, Vivian
s a secret romance-novel junkie who longs for a knight in shining armor, or a cowboy on a wild stallion, or a strapping firefighter to sweep her off her feet. And she gets to wear the bodicedont forget the bodice.

When a phone call brings news that she
s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, dont they?

s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But theres also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie.

In Screwdrivered, Alice Clayton pits Superman against Clark in a hilarious and hot battle that delights a swooning Viv/Vivian.

Also within this book, an answer to the question of the ages: Why ride a cowboy when you can ride a librarian?


29-year old Philadelphia native Viv (Vivian - we met her in Rusty Nailed - she's an old school friend of our darling Simon!) just inherited a beach house and a little ranch in Mendocino, California.

Her mom's estranged aunt left all her possessions to the niece she last saw 17 years ago.

Now Viv needs to decide what to do?
Which is pretty easy - she'll move to California!!! Yay!
Because as much as she loves her family - including her FIVE older brothers - she needs a little distance from them.  Her mother, who's always arranging blind dates for her.
Her Dad wants her to be more involved in the family computer business. She already sacrificed her beloved art to come back home and work in the computer field.
She spent her very early twenties living in Florence and Paris - happily doing her art thing - but then her Dad had a health scare and she came back home.
Now here's her chance to finally do something for herself again.
Maybe she can finally find her dream guy in California.
She's always dreamed of being swept off her feet by a sexy pirate or cowboy or prince - she's kind of obsessed with romance novels ☺
And what do you know? We have a sexy cowboy AND a sexy librarian to choose from in Mendocino!!!!!

Only she doesn't really leave the best first and second and third impressions with both of them! ☺
And she sooo wants to fall in love now that she's starting her new life in California.

I'm a reasonably attractive young gal, great rack, nice legs, and never had any complaints in the sack. But I'd never been - cue sad music - in love before. And no one had ever been - cue sadder music - in love with me. No one had ever taken me in his arms, kissed my sweet lips, and whispered the words I love you.

Viv is mega busy getting the house cleaned up and renovated. Which involves Librarian Clark - he's the guy who's stopping her every renovating idea. Because he's the guy in town who has to make sure that the old historic buildings stay true to their time.

But Viv really loves this adorable town. She even found a friend in Jessica on her first day - and Jessica's boyfriend John, the most important man in town: The Pizza Place Owner ☺☺

Everything could be perfect - if only one of the 2 guys would be interested in her....or are they??? ☺



NOPE . . .
I'm not telling you

Well - ok - there's no Cliffhanger! ☺


I really loved SCREWDRIVERED!!!

I LOOOOOVED Wallbanger and now we finally have a new heroine to laugh and cry with! Viv! She's adorable!

She's this typical nice girl from a perfectly loving family, who then rebelled against her parents by going to study in France, and getting tattoos and piercings. But she still loves her family very much and they're all very close, but now she could finally 'escape' to California to maybe find her own Happily Ever After. A HEA like the ones she always reads about in her beloved Romance Novels ☺

The book was sooo cute and funny and romantic and sexy!
I loved that we got to see Simon again!!! Remember? Our beloved wallbanging guy from San Francisco? ☺
He comes to visit with his Caroline and their friends Mimi and Ryan.

Were there some things I didn't like? Yeah..unfortunately...
I was expecting more sexiness... yes - Viv dreams about sexy times - Romance Novel style - but - no idea if I'm spoiling too much here - but the first kiss in this book doesn't happy until the 95% mark of the book. That's way too late for us Romance Novel Junkies!!!
And yeah - her dreams and daydreams - kind of like the inner goddess in Fifty Shades - I didn't like that.
And when I started reading and found out that there will be two guys? Hm nope - not a fan of the love triangle thing. But luckily you realize pretty quickly who'll she end up with... ☺

BUT - all of ^^ that didn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying SCREWDRIVERED.
Viv was such an amazing heroine! I loved her - I loved the one guy ;)))) and I loved the place - Mendocino - I just totally loved reading the book!!!

Screwdrivered was an amazingly cute and funny and romantic story! I loved it! And you'll fall in love with Viv & peep too ☺
Can please someone make the book into a movie??

and now PLEASE HURRY Alice - I need to read Mai Tai'd Up ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Move over Wallbanger and Pink Nighty girl, we have a new heroine to love and laugh with!

I loved everything about Viv!  She is smart, cute, sexy but quirky.  Tattooed and pierced as acts of rebellion against her parents.  Loves her family, but sometimes they are just too close!  Even the other side of the country can be too close some times!!
I loved that we got more of Simon and Caroline, Mimi and Ryan!  Even though we only quickly met Viv in Rusty Nailed I just knew that she was going to become a more integral part of this group somehow.  Loved how the old crew became the voice of reason for Viv when she was all flustered about things.

Then there was the new men in Viv's life.  She loves her romance novels and now feels like she is in her very own real life romance story.  There is a bit of a love triangle that isn't really a love triangle.   Who will be the one for Viv - the cowboy of her sexy dreams, or the nerdy librarian who makes her life hell? Hank or Clark?  Decisions decisions!

Well, you kinda know from the start which one will win her heart, but it is a joy to watch the story play out.  Hank (the cowboy) didn't really do it for me, you just knew he was a himbo manwhore- albeit a hot one!  He just lacked substance to me - but this may just be me!  He would be fine eye candy though!

The romance takes a while to get lift off in Screwdrivered - well, it probably only happens in the last 10% of the book.  Not even a sloppy, drunken kiss until then!  The lustful thoughts, the sexy dreams, the day dreams that Viv drif

So, does Viv get her fairytale romance?  Who will win her heart?  Nope, not telling, you are going to have to read for yourself!

Once again Ms Clayton has drawn me right into Viv's world.  I wanted a roll in the hay with the cowboy, fight with the librarian.  You can practically hear the waves on the beach, smell the sea air, taste the butcher's block pizza, hear the creaks and the groans of the old house.

Now the wait begins for Mai-Tai'd Up!




LAST CALL (January 2015)


MAI TAI'D UP (December 2014)



Alice Clayton is a novelist with an unholy love for her KitchenAid mixer. Making her home in St Louis, she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up afterwards, and is trying desperately to get her long time boyfriend to make her an honest woman. Hi sweetie!!

After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and national educator for a major cosmetics company, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career, writer. Combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, The Redhead Series.

Alice has penned three novels, The Unidentified Redhead,The Redhead Revealed, and coming soon in November 2012, Wallbanger. She thinks you should purchase them immediately. She’s not kidding, not even a little bit. Everyone needs some comedic erotica in their lives. She is hard at work on the third book in The Redhead Series, set to release in Spring of 2013, continuing the saucy and sexual escapades of everyone’s favorite couple, Jack and Grace.

Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother's Podcast, make sure you check them out at or over on iTunes. 3 women rushing towards their forties still acting like teenagers. A saucy little mix of sex, love, relationships, pop cultural, celebrity gossip and All Things Jake Ryan.

Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Mary’s, 8 hours of sleep, and a good pounding.

Finally Alice would also like all her readers and listeners to help her convince Mt. Alice that the only other thing that would make her truly happy is finally bringing home a Bernese Mountain Dog. She is totally serious. And done talking about herself in the third person…