Tuesday, 28 January 2014

eARC Review: Fierce (Fierce #1) by Clarissa Wild

20633520Title: Fierce
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publisher: Clarissa Wild
Pages: 338
Release Date: January 24th 2014
Series: Fierce #1
Where I Got It: The author

Synopsis: Fight for your dreams. Fight for your life. Fight for love. 

Nerdy girl Autumn Blakewood is the prime example of a goody two-shoes. She studies every night, is never late for class, and always follows the rules. She has never felt the need to step out of her comfort zone. That is, until she meets Hunter. 
Hunter Bane is a cocky, confident bad-boy, who's nothing but trouble. He’s a dangerous distraction to everyone around him. Sexy and strong, Hunter enjoys the swooning effect he has on women. Especially those who aren't used to attention, like Autumn. 
Autumn finds it hard not to give into Hunter’s advances, even though it all seems like a game to him. Trying to understand him is impossible, because he shrouds himself in mystery. What she doesn't know is that Hunter has more baggage than anyone should have to carry. When she discovers he's in an illegal frat club to save the one person that matters to him, Autumn realizes this could mean the end of her undeniable connection to him. Even their lives are at risk. But it's too late to turn back now ... 
A New Adult Contemporary Romance with a Happy Ever After (HEA) 274 pages in print 
“WOW …. very emotional. I loved it! What an incredible twist of events, talk about unexpected. FA-BU-LOUS!” -- Isa J. 
"A couple with so many problems and flaws than perfection, and exactly because of that, so charismatic." -- VĂ¢nia N. 
"I love Clarissa's writing style and looking forward to her next story." -- Mary M.


Clarissa Wild
Clarissa Wild is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Review

I read this book on January 28th 2014.


I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

A surprising and fiery New Adult book. Hunter Bane and Autumn Blakewood are an awesome new couple.

I must say, I am happy this couple had so many problems. It resembled a true to life, real couple. It wasn't all sex, and it wasn't all happiness. They had their problems and I loved it!
Hunter was truly cocky and threw out so many innuendos! I loved it! He was so... true to life. The only thing I didn't like was how this book was a happily ever after. It isn't that I don't like HEA, but if you think about it, would that really happen in a case like this? It is very rare.
It was nice that Clarissa Wild wrote from a nerd's point of view. I loved that because I rarely read a nerd. Generally my POV's I read are either incredibly cocky (and hot!) boys, or girls. The girls are generally friendly and have many friends so I don't see them being nerds much.

The thing with this book is that it is a girl in college and so things change quite a bit for High School to College, but Autumn still seemed like a true to life nerd. She stayed home (at the dorm) and did her studying like a good girl. She never broke the law or any rule. When she met Hunter, she broke a few rules and some laws. I enjoyed seeing her change.

The only thing I would change in this book is Autumn's best friend being a lesbian. I think it would be awesome if there was another book on Evie with a guy, like one of Hunter's friends. It would just open opportunity's for more books, is all.

I' wasn't a huge fan of the cover when I first saw it, but after reading the book, I realize it ties in with it! I love that the author made it tie in with the book! I haven't read many books with covers from a scene in the book.

I must say, for a virgin, Autumn was quite vulgar and sometimes I was slightly disturbed by it, but it didn't make me like the book any less. Hunter seemed to be the same way, but wasn't vocal with it (nether was Autumn, though). I think I would love it if I could read this book from Hunter's POV! It would be just fun to pick his brain and see what he thought all those times Autumn surprised him.

I recommend this book to readers who enjoy New Adult romance and a slight mystery.

GIVEAWAY

I found this giveaway on my friend, High on Books, blog. Below is the giveaway! Be sure to enter, there are four days left to enter and you have ten chances each day!


Monday, 27 January 2014

Release Blitz - Fierce by Clarissa Wild

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Title: Fierce

Author: Clarissa Wild

Publication Date: January 27th 2014

Genre: New Adult Romance

Price: $ 0.99 - 1 week only! (Regular price $ 2.99!)

Synopsis

Fight for your dreams. Fight for your life. Fight for love.

Nerdy girl Autumn Blakewood is the prime example of a goody two-shoes. She studies every

night, is never late for class, and always follows the rules. She has never felt the need to step 

out of her comfort zone. That is, until she meets Hunter.

Hunter Bane is a cocky, confident bad-boy, who's nothing but trouble. He’s a dangerous 

distraction to everyone around him. Sexy and strong, Hunter enjoys the swooning effect he 

has on women. Especially those who aren't used to attention, like Autumn.

Autumn finds it hard not to give into Hunter’s advances, even though it all seems like a game 

to him. Trying to understand him is impossible, because he shrouds himself in mystery.

What she doesn't know is that Hunter has more baggage than anyone should have to carry. 

When she discovers he's in an illegal frat club to save the one person that matters to him, 

Autumn realizes this could mean the end of her undeniable connection to him. Even their 

lives are at risk.


But it's too late to turn back now ...

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Clarissa Wild

Clarissa Wild is the erotic romance author of the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, 

the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories 

about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning 

about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons 

of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Excerpt

“Hmm … no, I know what you want. You want to be the first to tame me. And you want 

me to ravage you.”

He squints, flashing a grin that’s making me flush so badly.

My folds are getting wet, I can feel it. I can’t help myself, even though I feel so fucking 

bad for feeling like this right now. He just does that to me.

But all he wants is to incite me to get angry.

“You’re just making a joke out of this.”

“Why would I?” His eyes are half-mast now.

“Because I told you I never really had a boyfriend before, and you think that’s funny.”

He closes his eyes, cocks his head and laughs loudly. I just stare at him, fazed.

“You really don’t see it, do you?” he says after a while.

“What?”

“I’ve tried to keep you away from me. To show you that I’m a bastard. To make you see 

that I’m fucking messed up. And you still want me.”

I suck in my lip as he says those last words.

“Who said I want you? You keep putting those words into my mouth. I never said 

anything like that.”

He muffles a laugh, but it sounds more like a guttural groan instead. The sound turns on

every part of my body. It’s hard to ignore my pulsing nub, and the overwhelming need to let 

him be the first to take me.

My body is telling me to jump his bones, while my brain is telling me to run as fast as I 

can. I don’t know what I really want anymore.

“And don’t say those things about yourself.”

He shakes his head. “But you can?”

“Yes, well―”

“Oh, just shut up already.”

Suddenly he inches closer and presses his lips firmly down onto mine.

My eyes are wide open. Hunter’s lips are crushing mine. He’s kissing me.

Am I dreaming?

His hot mouth covers mine and ravishes me. Alternating soft kisses with harsh ones, he’s 

driving me insane.

My eyes close as he keeps kissing me.

He’s so fucking good at this, I swear I’m going to faint. I’ve never been kissed like this 

before. He’s like a predator, a prowling animal, and I’m the feast he’s indulging himself with.

His long, lavish licks turn me on so much that I moan in his mouth. He responds with a 

groan, sending shocks through my entire body.

We’re kissing in the middle of nowhere, in the rain, both wet and wild, and it’s amazing.

Soon his hands find their way to the small of my back where he digs his fingers into my 

skin. His kisses are sexy and sensual, and everything I imagined them being. Licking my lips 

in between his kisses, he forces my mouth to part and dips his tongue inside. He explores my 

mouth, and lets his hands reign freely over my back. Everywhere he goes, goose bumps pop 

up, and my body trembles from his touch.

Hunter steps closer and puts his hands on my waist. He lifts me up and sets me down on 

the hood of the car with no problem, continuing his wolfish raid on me. My thighs go watery 

as his legs part mine. He nudges me open, getting closer and closer as if he wants to claim my 

body right here, right now.

With his full, beautiful mouth on mine, I give up the fight. He’s tempted me, chased me, 

persuaded me, and now I’m his.

His scorching kisses feel so hungry, so full of desire, I can’t help but get completely 

wound up.

He moans one last time before retreating and gazing right at me. I don’t want him to 

stop. The sensual look in his eyes seeps into every one of my pores, awakening my blooming 

sexuality.

“You’re not fighting me anymore …” I don’t know if that’s a question or a statement. 

His husky voice turns me upside down and makes me feel so aroused.

“I told you I give girls what they want.” The smug smile on his face is both annoyingly sexy as it is fucking vexing. “I knew I’d get you eventually.”


FIERCE Playlist

This is a list of songs special to Clarissa Wild, because they really brought life to 

FIERCE. You might enjoy listening to them. Especially the ones by Muse, which have their 

own special place in this book. :)

"Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls

"Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato

"Wonderwall" by Oasis

"The Reason" by Hoobastank

"The Fighter" by Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder

"Uprising" by Muse

"Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse

"Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons

"Demons" by Imagine Dragons

"Holding on and letting go" by Ross Copperman

"Hold Me Now" by Red

"All I Ever Wanted" by John Tyree

"Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling

Sunday, 26 January 2014

eARC Review: Sparks by RS McCoy

18950250Title: Sparks
Author: RS McCoy
Publisher: RS McCoy
Pages: 225
Release Date: December 16th 2013
Series: Sparks #1
Where I Got it: From the author

Synopsis: "Everyone in the world has a spark, a light inside that guides them, keeps them alive.”

Myxini School for Children specializes in training young men and women who have powerful sparks. Strikers are taught to manipulate fire. Trackers learn to find animals in the most formidable terrains. Handlers are instructed in communication with large predators. But forty years have passed since the last time they had a Reader – a student with the ability to read minds.
When Lark Davies enrolls at Myxini, he knows there aren’t many like him, but he doesn’t realize just how rare his abilities really are. He thinks nothing of being asked to keep his spark a secret; after all, he can barely control it. Thoughts and emotions flood unbidden into his mind until he can scarcely walk or hold a conversation. But just when he needs it most, his ability fails him.
Larks meets Khea, a small frightened girl who mysteriously insights his protective nature. He has no explanation for the curious strength of their relationship, and it doesn’t help that she is one of the few people in the world whose thoughts can’t be read. As he struggles to get to the root of their unique bond, Lark begins to unravel more power than even his mentor expected, but in the process makes himself a target to political leaders eager to take control.




RS McCoy
R.S. McCoyRS McCoy didn’t ever plan on being a writer. With a career teaching high school science, writing is the last thing she expected. But life never goes the way you think it will. While battling cancer, she picked up her laptop and let the words flow out. One year later, her first published fantasy novel will be released on Amazon soon and her second novel is in the works. She is a wife, mother of one with another on the way, a scientist, baker, gardener, and life-long science fiction and fantasy addict.


Review

 I read this book on January 15th 2014.


I was given this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

I don't really read much paranormal or fantasy books... but this book, this one blew me away.

Wow. And this is a debut novel? I am blown away at this book. I don't like fantasy books. I like contemporary much better, but this book was amazing. I'll be honest, in the beginning of the book, I didn't like it much, but the second half raised the rating by about two stars.
It was amazing to be with Lark throughout the years and see him grow from a scrawny little boy to a full grown swoon worthy man. I thought it was amazingly sweet how protective he was of Khea and loved their chemistry. It was nice to see their relationship progress throughout the years.
Khea was one of my favorite female heroines. She was strong willed and very kind. I'm not going to lie, she did annoy me at some points in the book, but that's what made me like her that much more. She isn't one of those characters that you love throughout the entire book.
I thought that the best part of this book was the ending. There was an amazing battle scene that I just loved to read. Man, RS McCoy is not afraid of doing things in her book that I've seen some authors struggle with. She took some battle scenes to the extreme and I loved it! I figured I should also put in a word about Avis.
Avis is a character I appreciated and I enjoyed when we got the chance to see what he was thinking. I did feel a little bad for him when we learn a little more about his past, but I was also happy that such a character was included in the book.
I didn't like how fast things went by in the book. I did feel it was a little rushed at times. I also don't like the book cover much. I think it would be good if it was a hawk and a lark bird. I also didn't like the amount of awkward names. Half the time, when I was reading I wouldn't know who had what spark because I would mix up all the names. They were all very awkward, aside from four or five people.
I really hope that I can get an ARC copy of Spirits. That would be fantastic, and I hope that I can work with RS in the future.
I recommend this book to readers who enjoy fantasy and paranormal books. Also to readers in a book slump or are having a hard time getting back into reading in the new year.

Ages: 15+
Grades: 10 and up

Stacking the Shelves #6

For Review

Fierce by Clarissa Wild
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Fight for your dreams. Fight for your life. Fight for love. 

Nerdy girl Autumn Blakewood is the prime example of a goody two-shoes. She studies every night, is never late for class, and always follows the rules. She has never felt the need to step out of her comfort zone. That is, until she meets Hunter.

Hunter Bane is a cocky, confident bad-boy, who's nothing but trouble. He’s a dangerous distraction to everyone around him. Sexy and strong, Hunter enjoys the swooning effect he has on women. Especially those who aren't used to attention, like Autumn.

Autumn finds it hard not to give into Hunter’s advances, even though it all seems like a game to him. Trying to understand him is impossible, because he shrouds himself in mystery. 
What she doesn't know is that Hunter has more baggage than anyone should have to carry. When she discovers he's in an illegal frat club to save the one person that matters to him, Autumn realizes this could mean the end of her undeniable connection to him. Even their lives are at risk.
But it's too late to turn back now...


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Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn't care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent's divorce. But maybe that's a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.








Play With Me by Piper Shelly
16299153This is a short, sweet novella.

Ryan Hunter's parties are legend. And tonight she's going to be there.

Liza Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally shows up, his mind is more focused on another girl. And worse, she's a soccer player. Fighting for the attention Liza craves, she's just a hairbreadth away from making a very stupid decision. But when extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, she's prepared to play ball to get her man.

The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possible—in the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.


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Tangled by Emma Chase
18297707Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed? 

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything - or anyone - derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating. 

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life? 

Can Drew Evans win at love? 

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Uncomplicated: A Vegas Girls Tale

Uncomplicated by Dawn Robertson and JoAnna Walker
Release Date: January 22nd 2014
Synopsis: Three days a week I work your everyday nine-to-five. The paperwork is never-ending. The pay is mediocre, and the office drama is simply intolerable. But the other four days a week, I am my own boss. My name is Jennifer Sunshine and I am a Vegas Call Girl. My clients range from frat boys on spring break to multimillionaire business men with stuffy wives and less than ideal equipment.I don’t have a daddy-complex or some kind of sob story.I don’t need the money, but it is nice.The only thing I crave is the exhilarating feeling I get from being in control of something. Anything.My life is uncomplicated, simple even.That was until he bulldozed his way into my life, and everything changed.Overnight he makes me realize how much I truly need him.

Dawn Robertson
Dawn Robertson is a twenty-something indie erotic romance, and mother. She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her kids, and Pitbull puppy.
Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.
Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.


Jo-Anna Walker
I'm a new self published author who just got introduced to the writing world early 2013. My aunt suggested that I write a story because I'm an avid reader but I waved it off and left it alone. Well this year, a story came to me and I went with it. It took me a little bit but I finally got a story idea that worked and now I can't stop or control the characters/stories that keep popping up in my head.
I'm born and raised in Canada and I live with my very wonderful and supportive husband, Michael. We don't have any children (yet) unless you count our cat. My hubby been my rock through this whole new experience for me. I couldn't have done it without him and my friends and family.
One of the many things I love about this new chapter in my life is that I'm learning constantly. It's never a dull moment and as long as one person likes my story, I am happy.


Buy Links
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You can go HERE to enter for a chance to win a Signed Paperback of Uncomplicated and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Cover Reveal - Control You by Jennifer Snyder

Control You
Release Date: Spring 2014

Summary:
Companion novel to Break You.
Kind hearted and naive, Paige Jacobs wants what every girl craves…to be loved. She uses this need to make excuses when her current boyfriend goes from being a tad jealous and slightly overprotective to stalker-ish. She isn’t that girl and Craig isn’t one of those guys. Things are fine. Perfectly fine. Until the moment a dark-haired, tattooed hottie with a snarky mouth walks into her life and tells her she deserves better.

Confident and boldly spoken, Cameron Green has always been the guy bad girls can’t get enough of and all the good girls want to tame. He’s lived a lavish lifestyle filled with drugs, women, and alcohol up until his destructive path finally caught up with him. Now Cameron isn’t sure what to do with himself or how to dampen the longing for something more festering inside of him since coming out of his drug-induced haze. But when he meets a doe-eyed girl who gets past his walls like no other, everything about him clicks into place.

Together the two learn there are emotions that hold within them all the power to control you…

Check out the other one in the series, too:
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About the Author
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Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.


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Monday, 20 January 2014

Paranormal or Contemporary? TWO Giveaways

Good evening y'all! It feels like its been a while since I got to blog. Yeah, sorry about that I just got back from traveling and am trying to get back into the motions of waking up early. Anyway, I have a question for you guys today!

Paranormal VS Contemporary

What's in your tastes? Please feel free to comment below and tell me what you like better! I, personally like contemporary romance, but I also enjoy paranormal. Basically all of the NA's I read are contemporary, and all the YA's I read are paranormal. So comment below!
To celebrate my two favourite genres, I have two giveaways for you! *Some of these books are not in new condition*
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Friday, 17 January 2014

2014 To-Reads

I don't know if any of you know, but last year I tried (and failed) to read EVERY book on my shelf. That's around 100 books, that I haven't read. Here on this blog post, I'm going to make a list of books I'm hoping to have read by December 31st 2014.

- Rule by Jay Crownover

- Slammed by Colleen Hoover

- Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

- Near & Far by Nicole Williams

- First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

- Bad Rep by A. Meredith Walters

- If You Stay by Courtney Cole

- Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

- Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines

- Easy by Tammara Webber

- The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

- Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy

- Faking It by Cora Carmack

- Finding It by Cora Carmack

- Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

- The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton

- The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

- Bared to You by Sylvia Day

- The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski

- Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

- Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

- Wait For You by J. Lynn

- Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen

- Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith

Faith Sullivan SALE

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All of Faith Sullivan's book are on sale on Amazon. All. And for just $0.99! I received Take Me Now by Faith Sullivan for a review and will be posting that soon. I am very excited to read this and hope to finish it soon, so I can buy the second one before the sale ends! So go buy them!

HERE is the link to Faith's amazon page. Just click on the book you want and buy, quickly! Before the sale ends!

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge


This is a challenge hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book. What you do is you read books for each letter of the alphabet and keep track of it. You try to read one for each letter the entire year. On this page, I will be keeping track of my challenge and you can too! Go to the host page to sign up and learn more information about this challenge!

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