Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Upside Down Music Memory

I haven't been blogging routinely for quite some time but a fellow blogger, Dazee Dreamer at Crazy Daze & Nite Dreams,  has decided to start a Music Memory Monday meme & I love music so I thought I'd give it a go.  I won't have any chronological order going, just posting the song that comes to mind each week with a little blurb of what memory it may strike up.

So the song that came to mind as I checked out Dazee's blog was Upside Down by Diana Ross.  I didn't find a great video but here is a YouTube link to the song itself (for as long as it remains linkable since they like to disappear sometimes):

I remember being in grade school & back in those days, the 80's, we were still dare devils as kids & parents actually encouraged that.  Well, those parents that weren't too over protective back then. In the 80's we rode bikes without pads & helmets & did much more dangerous things that parents of today would probably.... forget they too did at that age... LOL!  Anyways, where I lived we had many a steep hill & we used to ride our skateboards down these hills without any padding (other than the body fat some of us carried).  I spent many an evening going down the hill, on my belly, head first as I sang this song.  I was about 8 years old at the time & had many a scrapped up chin, banged up knees, stubbed toes & more from this activity but I was sort of upside down as I sang it & sometimes round & round too.

Gotta a Music Memory you want to share?  Come on, you know you do.... link up with Dazee or leave a comment & share yours too.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


TITLE: Filthy (Fierce, #3)
AUTHOR: Clarissa Wild
RELEASE DATE: October 7th


Take what you want. Claim it. Own it. Never let go.

Playboy Jaret Paxon has no pride. He’s filthy as fuck, and he doesn’t care. He’s got it all… Expensive cars, a luxurious home, and a killer smile. Flirting with girls at local clubs, his money gets him whatever he desires. Tight pussy around hungry cock. Night after night. Life is good.

Except it’s all a lie. Wealth. Love. A family. Education. None of it is real. Jaret’s life is broken. Fucking makes him forget.

Until Lin, the only girl who understood him, stumbles back into his life. One kiss rekindles the sparks from long ago. Jaret wants her back, but he’s not the only one who screwed up. Dating the wrong guy got Lin into trouble. Now that Jaret’s in the middle, someone’s out for blood. Lies turn into shame. Shame becomes pride. And when Jaret’s proud of something, he won’t let go without a fight.

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Filthy is a novella in the Fierce series, featuring Jaret's story. Stand Alone. No Cliffhanger. Complete at 16500 Words. Get your copy now, just click on the picture below or any of the links for other books in the series.

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Clarissa Wild is the USA Today Bestselling author of FIERCE, a college romance series. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as 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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Monday, September 29, 2014

First Love Bundle

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Listen up ladies! If romance reads are your thing then here is a, 7 book, bundle that you need to grab up quick. It's on sale at Amazon right now for 99 cents so get it while the deal lasts!

In most of the reads the author has thrown in an exclusive bonus that you will only find in the bundle & those alone are worth the 99 cents that you will pay for this now so get it while it's hot.
In the book you will find the following:

This is the 2nd book in the Random series. Random Acts of Crazy is the 1st however this is a series where each book within it can be read as a stand alone. Sam blew it with Amy four years ago, but when they reconnect at one of Sam’s gigs, their explosive reunion will either rip open old wounds, or help them forget their painful past. Special EXCLUSIVE SCENE featuring Amy and Sam is available ONLY in this bundle.  

Blue Roses - Mimi Strong
This is the 1st book in the Baker Street Romance series. In this funny romantic comedy, a gruff motorcycle repair shop owner tries to win the heart of a heart-broken florist.  

A shy grad student studying blood cancer falls for a billionaire playboy — until she discovers he is a vampire. Special EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK of Bloodstricken is available ONLY in this bundle.

LOST - Nadia Simonenko
This is the 1st book in the Lost & Found series. Maria's terrifying past haunts her until she meets a kindred spirit in Owen, a fellow college student with secrets of his own. Will they find their way forward together or will their troubled pasts consume them both?

This is the 1st book in the Forever series. When the death of young couple’s seven-day-old baby tears them apart, only the love they’ve nurtured since they were children can possibly bring them back together. Special EXCLUSIVE scene featuring Gavin and Corabelle is available ONLY in this bundle.

This author writes her books as serials so that reading them is sort of like tuning into your favorite weekly TV show. This is the An MMA fighter living in the shadow of his pro boxing father begins training a young woman with powerful raw talent, sparking a love affair that could jeopardize them both. Special EXCLUSIVE scene featuring Colt’s reaction to Jo jumping from his father’s limo available ONLY in this bundle. In this book you will delve into volume 1 & 2 of the series, there are 5 volumes in total & you'll definitely want to read the rest! 

NO ONE’S ANGEL - Kelly Walker
This is the 1st book in the Chadwll Hearts series. When Arion’s long-lost online gaming partner unexpectedly shows up shivering and frightened on his doorstep, the pair must confront her past to have any hope for a future. Special EXCLUSIVE scene with Angel and Arion available ONLY in this bundle.

The info above is a mixture of information on the bundle & books within it from Amazon & Goodreads, along with a little info from me mixed in from those sorces. You can click on any of the names of the individual books or series to be brought to their Goodreads pages where you can read more into what each of them is about. Trust me, for 99 cents you are getting quite the bargain so hurry & grab your copy today!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Reprise


Falling, falling gently down
Sorta like a drunken clown
In the Autumn the air is crisp
When they fall I hear them whisp
Falling, falling gently down
Sorta like a drunken clown

Now if you didn't already, go back and sing it to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star:-)  This has been inspired by that song & the season of course.

This is a repost from a poem written a few years ago.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Addicted to Shoes


You gotta love JJ Knight and the way she ropes you in with her stories. 1 volume at a time, each ending with a cliff hanger that leaves you anxiously waiting for the next. She's done it again with Blue Shoes. As the blurb on the book says, it's the story of Jess & Dylan who you may have met in the Revenge series. I never did get to that series but I feel I need to soon now just to see what sort of back story it has on these 2. You don't have to read Revenge to pick up this series but there is some history that keeps being brought up regarding a previous breakup of Jess & Dylan, where she cheated on him. That's a bit of a change from the Rock Star usually being the one to cheat so that's a little refreshing and makes me want to check it out. Also, I'd like to see how the 2 of them met and ended up together so maybe that's in there.

Jess works at Morris Music as a young, fast rising executive. The same agency that represents Dylan Wolf. The 2 of them are engaged, living together and planning their wedding that no one really knows will be in 6 weeks rather than further down the road as they've originally said. The plan is to have a quiet wedding to avoid the paparazzi that plague them. 

In volume 1 Jess goes out to find the perfect wedding dress. She comes from a  simple life and wants a simple, but beautiful dress. The excursion is anything but simple when the paparazzi make their appearance and Dylan comes to her rescue. There is a visit to the Er and after Dylan provides his form of a medical check-up, Jess is good as new. The paparazzi is wearing on Jess so after some discussion with Dylan she decides to take her boss up on the offer of going with him to Rome, Italy to help with some agency business. Dylan tells her she can take some time to find a new dress there and he will meet up with her as soon as he wraps up his PR for the new album. While in Italy Jess just thinks about Dylan and misses him but does well with the work, when she focuses on it. Things seem to be going ok until she begins receiving notices on her phone regarding Dylan. There are some videos of him kissing a girl and some nude selfies so she begins to break down because she thinks she's losing him. 

Jess is quite insecure in her relationship with Dylan and volume 1 leaves us hanging with her receiving a phone call, hoping it's from Dylan to explain everything away.

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mr. X's Release

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This is not your average romance story. Some people will kill for love.

He’s come to kill me. I’m a user and abuser of my own body. In the darkest hour I sold my soul to the devil and now I must pay the price. With his gun to my head I have no choice but to listen and obey, but I refuse to go down easily. Nothing is stronger than the will to survive. My instincts kicked into full gear the second he stepped into my motel room. Except when I look at him I see my own heart staring back at me. A history tainted by blood. I don’t know his name, but I know he wants me. To save myself I’ll sacrifice my sanity. My body. My soul. Something tells me the x-shaped scar that marks his eye is the only escape I have. He is Mr. X; the man who comes to claim my life. Can I save myself before he demands my heart?

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, breath deprivation, strong language, drugs and alcohol, and graphic violence, which may be considered triggers.

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About the Author: Clarissa Wild is the Amazon Bestselling Romance author of FIERCE, a top 200 and top 15 New Adult Romance novel. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Inflamed 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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Monday, July 14, 2014

Uninhibited - The Callahan Series

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Alicia lives life by the rules. She has a successful career, friends, a family that loves her and she has been in love with her perfect guy for 3 plus years. The problem is that her perfect guy, Hunter, is one of her best friends and has no clue... oh and he's about to get married to another woman.  Alicia, being who she is, actually likes the fiance and rather than finally confessing her feelings to Hunter, she struggles to try to forget him and move on. When the chance to do just that appears and gets her all fired up she then has to fight the guilt that keeps rearing up it's ugly head to cool things down.

Dex Callahan is a bad boy rocker who is itching to get back into the scene but is afraid that it will take over his life once again. He's been there, done that and lost a few things along the way; including himself and a fellow band mate. Nothing gives him the rush that being on the stage in front of a sea of screaming fans does. Well, he thought there was nothing that could provide that rush but he soon finds out he was wrong. Dex comes across just the thing he needs that not only provides the rush but just may also be the balm he's been missing that can keep the rush in control should he give into the itch of going back on stage.

This is the first book that I've read by Melody Grace but it's actually the 2nd book in a spin-off series from the Beachwood Bay series. Book 1 is Unrequited:

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You don't have to read them in order or anything but Unrequited is currently free on Amazon so why not pick it up and read it before Uninhibited is available? It's about 100 pages and sets up Uninhibited so that you get a little of the back story for the scene that you are brought into. In the first few chapters of Uninhibited you may think that it feels rushed and leaves you wondering exactly what happened but don't fret, Unrequited tells you so if you get that read in first then you are ahead of the game. I definitely went back to read it cause I needed to know more! I also now need to read the rest of the Beachwood Bay series to get the scoop on Hunter and some of the other Beachwood Bay locals.  

It all begins with Untouched, which is  also currently free on Amazon so get it while the getting's good!

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Ok, so back to the Callahan series. You can click on the book pics and links I've provided above to get the official book blurbs where you are given a little more detail on the opening scene and how exactly Alicia and Dex meet. There are links listed below also.  I figured I'd provide more of my own spin on it all here rather than repeat all that cause I tend to get wordy as it is.  I will say that it's not often that I feel the male character in a book is just too good. I'm seriously rethinking the number of stars I've given this book! The more I think about it the more I have to admit that when Dex Callahan whispers all that he wants to do to help Alicia out with her man problems, I seriously felt like it was my ear that was being whispered into. I don't know about you but when done right I just get the chills in all the right ways. With the right imagination and this book, yeah.... you could feel it too for sure!  

Yes, it's official, I'm changing my rating on Unrequited and Uninhibited to 5 star and adding it to my favorites on Goodreads!


Melody Grace's website 
Facebook (check it out for some hot posts on the Callahan series!)
Amazon link for Uninhibited (coming soon, July 21st)
Amazon link for Unrequited (free, get it now!)
Amazon link for Untouched (free, get it now!)
Melody Grace on Goodreads (list of books, blurbs, reviews and links to sites for purchase)

I was provided with an ARC of Uninhibited through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


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The ending of this book not only surprised me but left me wanting more, Tracy Wolff ROCKS!

Chloe is a 20 something aspiring lawyer who has just gotten a coveted internship in the intellectual property department at Frost Industries, a biomedical corporation. She has a past that haunts her as she tries to escape the limits it’s placed on her both physically and emotionally. Being that she’s working an internship that will not allow much time for a paying job, she doesn’t have much for financial stability so she lives with her best friend from college, Tori, who has issues of her own but a trust fund to provide more than enough to keep them with a roof over their heads. 

Ethan Frost is on his way to being a billionaire. He's the charismatic founder and CEO of Frost Industries. Brought up by his grandparents, because his father died and his mother was pretty much out of the picture by then, he created the company in hopes of bettering the lives of people suffering from various conditions/injuries. This he does in the honor of his father. He’s a man who knows what he wants and goes after it with a conviction and passion while keeping the greater good in mind as he does. 

A chance encounter provides the occasion where Chloe and Ethan first meet. While they don’t really realize who it is they are meeting at the time, neither of them can get the other out of their mind afterwards. Ethan’s advantage in the situation allows for him to identify who Chloe is and so the pursuit begins. Once Chloe realizes that it’s Ethan Frost that she has, unknowingly, been thinking about she is determined to put an end to that… and so the chase begins. She quickly discovers that their attraction is too strong to shake and finds that she is surprisingly more comfortable with Ethan than she has been with any male since a tragic occurrence in her past. Ethan will not let her get away easily and he pulls out all stops on trying to get her to give them a chance. Of course because he’s Ethan Frost and she is an internship for his corporation, her fellow peers snub and harass her for what they feel is favoritism, bringing back some hurtful memories from her past. 

As the story goes on we find that there are ghosts in Chloe’s past, that are eventually uncovered, but there are also some in Ethan’s which aren’t as quick to make their appearance. There are hints and such for Chloe’s so you can sort of guess what the deal is however, when she finally let’s Ethan in on her past you find that there are some nuances that may surprise in regards to what really happened. The story is told from Chloe’s point of view so as the reader you get the details on her past but she only provides Ethan with the overall event and leaves out some of the details that she feels more shamed about. The 2 of them bond over that however Ethan doesn’t really share much of his past and Chloe begins to realize that there have been signs of something he keeps hidden so she decides she needs to try to get him to open up. Soon the occasion to do so arises and Ethan tries to push her away however, as heated and angry as things get the 2 of them find that it only provides fuel to their explosive attraction and they just can’t walk away. 

The story ends with a shocking turn of events that I for one didn’t even have on my radar and I’m normally pretty good at figuring things out. It wasn’t the first surprise in the book but it is what pushed this to a 5 star read for me and it makes me want to get my hands on the next book in the series, Addicted, ASAP! 

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Ruined is likened to Fifty Shades of Grey, and books of that nature, however while there is a strong dominant male he is much more likable and less domineering than the males in the other books. There is also not BDSM but there are some slight hints to some aspects of it and I liked this read more than Fifty Shades.  Rest assured, there are some steamy scenes and the characters are easy to enjoy. I definitely recommend this book, if erotica is within your comfort zone... even if it's not!

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I was provided with an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Breathless for Him

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Allegra is a music student with a passion for opera. Stemming from a family with a rich Italian history that was basis of her upbringing she gained a rich appreciation for the music from her mother. After some tragic events Allegra made some life altering decisions and one of them brought her down the path of becoming an opera singer.

Davison comes from a wealthy upbringing, he's a successful business man, and he's expected to marry a woman he doesn't really like. He finds himself restless and looking for something more until one day when he goes searching for his lost driving glove and finds himself so much more.

Allegra and Davison's paths cross while she is working the coat check at a restaurant that he frequents. He comes on pretty strong and is very sure of himself, which all piques Allegra's interest and fuels her desire for him. The 2 of them are drawn to each other and begin seeing one another as they help each other get through some things in their lives.

As I read this book I found Davison to be a little too perfect. I kept waiting for something to happen that would take away from that image somewhat but it never came. It's Allegra who has the past that she fears getting out because of what it may bring. There was some mystery around her background but it felt like she seemed to make it a bigger deal than it was. It's a good read that kept my interest and had its steamy moments but I just kept feeling like there was more that I needed from it.  

This is Sofia Tate's debut and it's the first book in a series, the 2nd is slated to come out in December and is called Devoted to Him.  I'll be on the lookout for it to see how things build from here.

I received an Arc in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, July 4, 2014

F.A.S.T. Shot of Relief

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I participate in the Influenster program and was lucky enough to receive the #SurfsUpVoxBox that they were sending out with the fun summer products to test and review. Each box had First Aid Shot Therapy in it (F.A.S.T.) for those of us that received the box to check out.

I'm not one to have much pain that requires any sort of medication to relieve it so I wasn't so sure I'd be able to use this. My boyfriend experiences a lot of pain so I was going to have him try it and then sort of interview him but then I read all the info closely and found it may not be good for those that avoid Aspirin or have ulcers. Well, he has a few issues with those things so I figured it would be best to wait until I could use it myself.

I have a tendency to clench my teeth as I sleep sometimes and that leads to me waking up with a headache and jaw pains. Usually it goes away after I'm up for a while but sometimes it hangs on and I take Ibuprofen or something along those lines. Today I had the headache that hung on. There was no jaw pain but for some unknown reason my arms were having some pains that felt like muscle strain type pains. I really hate muscle pains, more than headaches! The combination of the 2 reminded me that I had F.A.S.T. to try out so down the hatch it went!

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Well, first I had to give it a smell that is. I can't just drink it without knowing what to expect. It says that it's a berry flavor and it's mostly caffeine so I figured it wouldn't really have that 'medicine' like flavor to it. I was afraid it would be really overly sweet but the smell made it seem like it would be very light with no strong, lingering flavor/after taste.  So then down the hatch it went.

I was actually pleasantly pleased with the taste. It was very light, not overly sweet, and there was a light cherry like flavor to it. There was no medicine like taste what so ever and no bad after taste.  I would say that it took care of the headache pretty quickly. I lost track of time but it was probably within minutes that it tackled that headache and I was no longer feeling that pain. The muscle pain was different, that lingered for a while.  

I did find myself taking a nap a few hours after I took F.A.S.T. I'm not usually one to take naps so I'm not sure if that was the result of the product or if it was just cause I woke up early and maybe didn't sleep well since I obviously had the clenching going on. Either way, after I woke up from the nap I was still feeling a slight pain in the arms but not as strong and about an hour later no more pain at all.  

It worked out pretty well and would probably do wonders for those who don't like to take pills or who want to stay away from pills.  I'd say it's worth giving a shot if you are one that may experience any minor type pains that you find yourself seeking over the counter relief for. If you click on the pictures above you'll be brought to a few sites where you can check out more information on the product and purchase if you're interested. You can also check them out on Facebook @Firstaidshottherapy.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Head Full of Happy Hair!

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I was lucky enough to receive the #SurfsUpVoxBox from Influenster recently and in the box I got the trail sized conditioner and shampoo from Not Your Mother's.  Being someone with very thin, limp hair that tends to frizz and can sometimes look oily who has tried many products in the past, I was pretty skeptical about this one doing much for me. I was thinking that a trial size really wouldn't give me much to work with as far as seeing results, I mean don't you need to trial something out for a while to really know how it works? Well, I have to admit that I was quite surprised buy this product!

Now granted, I'm not one to use conditioner. I don't have the patience for the whole routine of washing then conditioning. That could be part of my problem with the state of my hair. It feels straw like and seems to have a lot of breakage lately, even though I don't use a hairdryer any longer and only a small amount of styling product. In the past when I did use conditioner it only seemed that it had a hand in weighing down my hair because my hair seemed less limp without using it.

I decided to be open minded and used both the shampoo and conditioner here. First of all they smell awesome! There is a coconut smell to them and I am a big fan of all that is coconut.  The shampoo lathered up nicely, smelled great the whole time I was washing and massaging my scalp. I rinsed that out well and applied the conditioner next. It also had a coconut smell, however not quite as strong as the shampoo. Massaged that in and waited a few minutes to finally rinse it out. As I was rinsing I already felt the silky difference in the feel of my hair!

I towel dried my hair, brushed it out and then let it dry from there without adding any product or anything. Usually once the hair dries it's thin, limp and lifeless but not this time! I found that it looked like had a whole lot more hair, it was soft, it smelled great and I couldn't stop touching it! The smell of the shampoo and conditioner hung on for quite a while and then I probably just got to a point where I was used to it so I just noticed it less. A couple days later I used my old shampoo and POOF, away when the life that NYM added to my hair a few days earlier. Washed and conditioned again with NYM and once again I had a head full of happy, soft hair. There were no waves in my hair from the product but since my hair is so straight I wasn't really expecting it to do miracles to that effect.

My end result is that I love this product and I definitely will be buying me some full size products soon to use on a daily basis! I would recommend this product to anyone and I already have mentioned it to a friend who was interested in it and may already be using it daily herself.  Definitely give this product a try, it can be purchased through some online sellers and places like CVS. If you click on the picture above and the one below it will bring you to a few sites that you can more info through or make a purchase. 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Behind the Scandal

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Release Date: July 31, 2014

Sent to the family ranch to overcome his addiction, Taylor Reese is angry and hurt. Feeling rejected by his father and brother, Taylor throws himself into ranch life to help him forget. He struggles with his addiction, though he refuses help. But it isn’t long before it hits him hard how much his life has spiraled out of control. He begins to question every aspect of his life, and the confusion leaves him floundering and looking for something, or someone, to cling to. Libby Karlin is cautious, wary of Taylor’s presence. His brutal honesty and lack of respect claw at her composure. Her dark past makes her reluctant to let anyone near her family, but when Taylor strikes up a friendship with her son, Libby finds herself drawn to the sadness within him. His experiences are no secret to her. She sees where his world turned upside down and offers him a helping hand. But her own secrets stay buried, locked away until a knock on her door has her gasping for breath. Libby’s fear paralyzes her as she comes face to face with her demons and, determined to stay strong, she battles for a way out. Could dealing with their pasts really give them a future?

My Review

I enjoyed this read. I liked the mixture of the love story, the personal struggles and the little bit of a mystery that you can work out throughout the story. Both Libby an Taylor have things in their past that they aren't too proud of and while Taylor seems to be more open to sharing his Libby is still cautious when it comes to sharing hers. The 2 come together and become each others salvation but each fear that they depend on the other too much. There is the fear that Taylor will soon return home since his stay on the ranch was intended to simply be his recovery period. The ranch is home for Libby and her son, her safety zone and she she fears having to leave that behind. Eventually events take place that make her second guess staying on the ranch however it's not at the benefit of Taylor, it's more to keep him safe. Taylor also has his decisions to make as he does actually return home for his brother's wedding.  Will the 2 find their way, will their pasts separate them for good.... or will they be their own reason for separation?  

This was the first book I've read by this author but it's actually the 2nd book in a series so I look forward to reading the first one, Beneath the Surface soon!

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About the Author

mstacie_hi-resM. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she adores getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories. She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Running keeps her sane, along with knitting and listening to loud music.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hollywood Scandal

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Dr. Calla Roberts is a Hollywood plastic surgeon although it's not exactly by her choice. Much happier as a plastic surgeon in programs like Doctors Without Borders or providing her services to a local free/low income type clinic, she has responsibilities that limit the time she can spend on that. Spending all her time on helping those in need and earning money helping those that just 'want' there is little time for relationships of any kind. Then one day the world of the vain and the meek collide and Dr. Roberts is stuck in the middle but fighting for the meek.

L.A. Lawyer, Alex Hardy has the rather unique trait of being completely honest. Because of that he can come off quite abrasive and irritating. He comes from a Hollywood family where he lived through all the lies and scandal that can be brought from that. Love has been one of those things that he cannot trust from most of the women he's seen throughout his life because most of them were either focused on his money or the Hollywood connections. His current mission is to find out who is leaking pictures and information on those seen at a local plastic surgery clinic. It just so happens to be the clinic Dr. Roberts works at and she just so happens to be his main suspect.

Calla and Alex meet under more negative circumstances but once Alex decides she isn't involved in the leak of information from the clinic he becomes rather intrigued by her. The 2 have a great chemistry and even though Alex irritates Calla at first, she soon comes to respect his honesty and appreciates the fact that there is someone who wants to help her. She's been the one to take care of herself and her brother since her parents died and relishes in the fact that now there is someone willing to help her. Things get a little crazy with a Hollywood actor harassing her and to combat that Calla and Alex fake a relationship that ends up morphing into reality in the land of make believe. 

There is a lot of heart in this read! It's the first book I've read by Julie Rowe but it's actually 3rd in a series so I will definitely need to read the first 2:

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Hollywood Scandal can be purchased through most retailers, here are some links:

Entangled Publishing
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I leave you with my favorite passage from the book:

“She liked his honesty? "Why?" "Because it's part of who you are, a person you're comfortable with. Most of the time, I see people who don't like themselves, so they seek to change or alter their appearance, which is an insidious sort of lie. Reshaping their nose or chin or lips is the easy way, but it doesn't really work.” 

I was provided with an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Stuffed Like Turkeys

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I decided to try my hand at being a BzzAgent! What's that you ask? Well it's a site where you answer surveys & can qualify to take part in the testing & review of free products.  I received my first product from them & that is Iams Proactive Health MiniChunks.

I've had my bag of a Iams for a few days now & my dogs have been eyeing it. They do already eat Iams on a regular basis but they normally get the Naturals version. I switched my dogs to a Iams at the suggestion of my vet years ago. I never have a problem getting them to eat it & when they get the regular I think they just believe it's a treat cause they gobble it up!

I had a hard time getting them to sit still long enough to allow me to even get a picture of them with the bag. I actually tried to feed them their regular food today & they acted like they weren't hungry. I think they worked up a hunger when I pulled out this bag of mini chunks & they got their pose on. Look at Mogli (black dog on the right), she looks like she's salivating & Karma (white on the left) has her begging & pleading look going.

Iams is a great brand. The dogs are definitely full of energy, the Vet has nothing but good stuff to say regarding their health & the outdoor clean up is a lot less plentiful.... if you know what I mean. I would totally recommend Iams to any pet owner cause there have been no complaints from my current, or past, dogs.

After all the picture taking I finally dished the gals up some food to se if they wanted to eat & sure enough, gobble gobble. They made like turkeys & stuffed themselves.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Curvaceous Bombshell

While the blog title, Curvaceous Bombshell, may have had you thinking about some plump curves, I'm thinking it wasn't the plump curve of an eyelash that you pictured? Well that's what I'm talking about today here folks. 

I'm part of the Influenster Nation and through them I'm provided the opportunity to try free products. How fun right? All I have to do in exchange is spread the word so others may go out and purchase said items in the future. Of course it's honest opinions they are looking for so in some cases it may prevent you from going out to buy them in the future. Anyways, the latest box of goodies I received was the SurfsUpVoxBox, which I will blog later about cause really this is separate from that.  You series, while some did receptive the Bombshell mascara, everyones box can differ so I wasn't one. Why am I reviewing and mentioning them you natty ask? Well because I heard about it from them and happened to find CoverGirl mascara on sale so why not?? So here are my thoughts:

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My initial thought was that I loved the color and look of the product itself. It's fun and sassy, easy to toss in your purse or make part of your travel bag and it's appealing. What girl wouldn't want to know what it is and what to try it herself, am I right?  The fact that I found a sale didn't hurt matters but to be honest, I was in the store fore it cause I wanted to give it a try... even at full price. So I made my purchase, got it home, checked it out & gave it a go.

The picture shows the before and after eye. There is definitely a difference in the lashes so that's a plus. Whether it be lighting or my iPhone camera skills the difference is there and the lashes are more prominent after the 1-2 step application. The first step simply applies the mascara with a curved brush and the 2nd brush is straight, plumper and meant to help with the curves. There is some curve, I didn't need to use a curling tool at all. Now I'm not the most steady, skilled hand at the art of cosmetic application so it probably doesn't look all that great here. Then again, that could just be my picture taking skills that I'm lacking in. It can get clumpy with the 2nd application so beware. With some use and practice I'm sure I'll get the same results that those of you with skills will probably get the first time you try it.  When removing it follow those directions cause it has some staying power fore sure! I had some good success with using coconut oil to remove it.

All in all it's a great product that I'll have some fun with, recommend and most likely buy again.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Undercover in the CEO's Bed

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Lex has taken over the family company and quickly learns the business isn't doing so well. He soon learns that there is someone leaking information to the media that could cause the company to be put out of business and he suspects that it is a family member from within. There's a long history of family conflicts and that has made the man Lex is and has much to do with the reason he lost a woman that  he doesn't truly realize he misses.

Jacinta is an IT specialist who once did some work that put her in Lex's world for a short, yet unforgettable time. The 2 of them became an item and then the ties that bind sort of unbound them. Basically Lex did her a favor hiring on her brother and when things didn't go well she sort of expected her relationship with him to have some influence on how he handled things. When they didn't go as she expected she felt she needed to side with her brother and in turn lost Lex.

As the 2 pine for each other in their own way, Lex decides to hire on Jacinta once again to help him find out who is trying to bring down the family business. Being that he suspects that it's an actual family member, the plan is for the 2 of them to pretend as if they have rekindled their relationship. It doesn't take much to get the sparks going in that kindling and  soon they find it hard not to start believing that they are a couple once again. 

Under the pretense of their fake relationship Lex and Jacinta learn about each other and what makes them the way they are. Something they didn't really take the time to do the first time around. Maybe this time they will find that there are actually ties there that can keep them bound.

Undercover in the CEO's Bed is by Coleen Kwan and is now available through all your well known retailers!  You can check out an excerpt at the author's website if you click on this sentence... just do it!

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Entangled Publishing, LLC 

I was provided with an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jaguar Hunt

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An agent and a jaguar-shifter chase trouble, and each other, through the jungles of Belize Agent Tammy Anderson has a reputation: she prefers to work alone. So when she's paired up on a mission with jaguar-shifter David Patterson-who's only recently been released from jail-to say she's less than thrilled is a understatement. Until she realizes that this sexy agent has what it takes...

Soon, what started as an "easy" mission to locate a missing jaguar takes the pair to Belize, where they're chasing down two renegade teen shifters who know more than they're telling. As the action heats up, can they keep their minds on the job and off each other?


“Good night.” David closed his eyes, but he couldn’t stop taking in deep breaths of her jasmine soap and she-cat scent mixed into one delightful fragrance. He couldn’t ignore the beat of her heart - or his - that told him he was way too turned on, and that she was feeling the same way. He couldn’t help feeling the heat of her body and wanting to ratchet it up a few degrees, starting with a kiss.

A kiss. Hell, he’d never gone to bed with a woman when it meant total hands off. But lips...they didn’t count, did they?

She’d closed her eyes, but she wasn’t sleeping. She hadn’t pulled away from him, giving him her back. That meant something. Didn’t it?

He could ask. And she could say no.

He could kiss her, and when she got ready to slap him, he’d tell her it was a good-night kiss. And it would be. Unless she wanted more.

He could get lucky and she’d kiss him back.

Somehow it didn’t seem right to go to bed with a woman and not at least kiss her good night.

She opened her eyes to see him looking down at her - well, he was judging her lips, but when they curved up a bit, he lifted his gaze to meet her eyes and saw she was watching him.

“What?” she asked.

He couldn’t say it. David Patterson, who had no trouble interesting women in kisses and so much more, couldn’t say it.

“Don’t...tell...me. You want a good-night kiss,” she said, but he wasn’t certain whether she was offering or...not.

Not about to lose the opportunity, he placed his hand under her chin, lifted her face, and waited only the briefest period for her to pull away if she wasn’t in the mood for this. When she didn’t, he leaned down and kissed her mouth.


Tammy Anderson & David Patterson are paired up to hunt down a missing jaguar. Tammy much rather work on her own and even tries to ditch David however he's been waiting to get paired up with her & he's not too quick to give up. The 2 of them are attracted to one another from the start and as they hunt the missing jaguar and a couple of jaguar shifting teens, that attraction only grows. There's some suspense and mystery around the missing jaguar, why it's been stolen from the Circus and Zoo & who exactly is trying to keep Tammy & David from finding it. You're kept guessing on who is at the root of it and why, or who's trying to take out Tammy and why. It's a fun read that builds to an ending that is somewhat predictable but good none the less.

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 photo TerrySpearPhoto-1.jpg Author Bio USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over two dozen paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 HEART OF THE WOLF was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas. 

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I was provided with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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