Thursday 31 March 2016

✱ Unseen Messages ✱ Pepper Winters ✱

There is a message for everything. From handwritten to verbal, seen and unseen. Messages exist all around us.

But what if you don't see?
What if you don't understand?
What if, by ignoring the message, your life is never the same again?

Estelle Evermore morphed from nobody to somebody overnight.
Galloway Oak put his past behind him and endeavoured to make his fortune using his trade.

Two strangers.
One plane.
Multiple unseen messages.

From sky to island, they find neither fame nor skills can save them. Stripped from society and left alone to survive the elements, the very task of staying alive outweighs all other needs.

Until survival turns to desire.
And desire turns to danger.

From New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes a timeless love story answering the question of what happens when everything is stripped away.

ARC received for an honest review

This ^^ up here is exactly how I feel after reading any Pepper Winters book.  I swear she reaches in and rips my still beating heart out of my chest and stomps on it!

Unseen Messages is a deep, complex story about love, loss, hope.  I was not exactly sure what to expect as I started reading, other than I was going to love every minute of it.

For about the first 60% of the book, I was engrossed, but I thought to myself "this isn't as dark as I was expecting from her" (even though I knew it wasn't going to be).  Well, did this little black duck think too soon.  Because just when I thought I knew what was happening
there was the gut wrenching, heart breaking moments I was expecting (don't get me wrong, some horrible sh!t happens before then, but boy oh boy things were taken up another notch around this part.

So remain seated, strap yourself in and get ready to be swept away and taken on an adventure of epic proportions.

Ms Winters is known for her dark stories, but she should step away more often, as if books like Unseen Messages are what she gives us, I want more.

Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today International Bestseller. She wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She's also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestsellers, best BDSM series voted by the SmutClub, and recently signed a two book deal with Grand Central. Her books are currently being translated into numerous languages and will be in bookstores in the near future.

Her Dark Romance books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)
Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)
Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1)

Her Grey Romance books include:

Upcoming releases are:
First Debt (Indebted Series #2)
Ruin & Rule (Pure Corruption MC)
Je Suis a Toi (Monsters in the Dark Novella)
Forbidden Flaws (Standalone Erotic Romance)

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✪ The Hard Way ✪ Katie Ashley ✪ Cover Reveal ✪



Title: The Hard Way
Author: Katie Ashley
Genre: New Adult

Release Date: May 31, 2016
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs
Cover Model: Drew Ater
Cover Photography by: Eric Battershell


Caleb Hall has always been the golden boy of the gridiron. Because of his talent at football, coupled with his father’s wealth, he’s always gotten his way. But when a night of drunken debauchery lands him in hot water with the college athletic board, neither his influential father nor his charming grin can save him. He finds it a total buzz kill when he is sentenced to community service with troubled youth at an inner-city shelter. But his nightmare is only beginning when his greatest high school regret is the very one in charge of the program, and she has him by the balls in more ways than one.

For Avery Prescott, senior year was a nightmare of epic proportions, and Caleb Hall played the lead villain. After she fled her small town for college in the bright lights of Atlanta, she thought she had escaped the painful memories of her past. She never could have imagined Caleb would waltz through the door of the outreach program she presided over. But Avery has news for Caleb—she isn’t the same shy, doormat of a girl she was in high school. Since she holds Caleb’s football future in her hands, she’s more than ready to make payback a real bitch.

Will they stay in the defensive zone or discover that sometimes life's greatest lessons are learned the hard way?

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English. As of January 2013, she became a full-time writer.

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Tuesday 29 March 2016

✤ Forever Pucked ✤ Helena Hunting ✤ #Pucked4 ✤

© Bianca Janeane


• release date: 29 March 2016
you should read the first 3 books first, but especially the 1st one - because that's where Alex & Violet's story began!

4.5 Stars

Being engaged to Alex Waters, team captain and the highest paid NHL player in the league, is awesome. How could it not be?

In addition to being an amazing hockey player, he’s an incurable romantic with an XL heart, and an XXL hockey stick in his pants. And he knows how to use it. Incredibly, orgasmically well. Alex is the whole package and more. Literally. Like his package is insane. Total world record holder material.

So it makes complete sense that Violet Hall can’t wait to nail him down to the matrimonial mattress and become Mrs. Violet Waters.

It’s so romantic.

Violet is totally stoked to set a date.

Eventually. At some point. Likely before the next millennium. Or when Violet stops getting hives every time someone brings up the wedding, and their mothers stop colluding on stadium sized venues.
Whichever comes first.

When FOREVER PUCKED landed on my kindle, I thought, ok - this will be a tiny little wedding-novella. But pfffff nope - it's a huge full-length book!

Violet and Alex (from book #1 - if you've forgotten about them... Beaver, Super MC, ring any bells??)
have been together for a year now.
And while Violet is still a bit uncomfortable with all the money she's suddenly allowed or rather forced to use, she's very very happy with her hockey god and his MC.
But of course being engaged might one day lead to them getting married.
And that is kind of a problem for our Violet, because as soon as someone, like Alex or their moms, mention the W-word - she breaks out in hives!!!!
She hates being the center of attention, and at her own wedding that would hardly be avoidable ...
But before they can talk more about the scary wedding plans, and before the moms can drive her even more insane with talk about wedding venues.... Alex is hurt pretty badly in a game and suddenly all her wedding fears seem so meaningless.....


I'm not telling you that of course ☺


EEEEEEEP - another #PUCKED book!!!!!!!!!!!!


I really enjoyed this story!
If I had to say which of the 4 books is my favorite? I think I'd still go with the second one...BUT that doesn't mean that Alex & Violet aren't just as great!!!

Just like with Alex & Violet's first book, I had a few tiny little problems with Violet. She's just a bit too over the top for me. She's even SO much over the top, that she's kind of amazing again. But still, all that talk about Beavers and MCs and whatnot - a tiny little bit too much. Not as bad as the first book - maybe because I'm used to her weird talking now ☺

BUT - I really loved the story.
I laughed a LOT - I even cried a lot ...

The story was soo adorable and moving and sexy and frustrating and sad and funny and heartbreaking .... just perfect.
We meet all of our couples again and a few others too...
As I said before, I was expecting a tiny little wedding novella, but what I got was soooo much more!

FOREVER PUCKED was an amazingly adorable and funny and sexy and moving romance about how a hot hockey god will finally find his Happily Ever After with his slightly crazy girl!


ARC received for an honest review

It's always a great day when you wake up to a Pucked novel waiting on your kindle.

Alex and Violet's story had me in stitches in their first book, Pucked (which you will definitely need to have read before Forever Pucked).  And their antics are just as funny in their wedding book.

But maybe, just maybe, the drooly beavers and Super MC's were just a little bit over the top this time?  Don't get me wrong, I love Violet, she is my spirit animal, but at times she was just too, too much this time around.

I loved that it wasn't all beave hugs and sexy times with Forever Pucked.  There were some more sombre issues that Alex and Violet had to go through that I felt made them a more rounded couple, and at times broke my heart a little.

I adored that we got more of the rest of the Pucked guys and gals.  I especially loved the banter between the ladies.  OMG, they are such dirty, dirty girls - and I loved each and every one of them.

I wanted to climb into the book and tell Alex's mum to STFU - god she annoyed me most the time (but that could just be me!)

Forever Pucked was a funny, sexy, at times frustrating, but wonderful story of a beaver and MC finding their HEA - and I can't wait to see where everyone's stories go in the future. 

Please Ms Hunting - I NEEEEED Darren and Charlene's story.  Oh, and Lance Romance's too!

This time next week sounds like a good time to get more, don't you think hehe



If you haven't read the first book in the #PUCKED series - where Alex & Violet got started with their Happily Ever After...DO IT NOW!



Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.