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The Tour by Shelby Rebecca 
(Phoenix Rising #2) 
Publication date: Fall 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance






Mia, the saint

Kolton, the sinner

The Tour is the conclusion to The Stage: a Phoenix Rising Novel

After the finale of The Stage, Mia comes to terms with where she’s placed in the competition. But that night, Kolton and Mia come face-to-face with both of their biggest fears: fire and loss. Not everyone will survive, and the challenges that their relationship cause won’t end when the show does.

Kolton needs Mia’s trust, and he’ll do anything to get it—even exposing himself and what makes him vulnerable. He’ll do anything to keep her.  Knowing the choice is hers to make doesn’t make it any easier. The secret about the night of the finale, about the choices made in a moment of survival can’t stay hidden when a celebrity’s life is fodder for the masses.

In the midst of this chaos and loss, Mia has to balance her love for Kolton and the future of her career. Will she sign with him, letting him be her boss with control over her future? Or will she go out on her own, with a sup par record contract so that she stands on her own equal to Kolton in her own right?

When there are so many questions and decisions to be made, going on tour could either make things clearer or make all the weaknesses in their relationship pull to the surface. Those fissures either get stronger, or break so permanently nothing can repair them.

When loves burns so bright, is it sustainable?









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Shelby grew up between two mountains and a lake in Wasilla, Alaska. She used to run around in the tall grass, catch frogs, rescue dragonflies, ride horses, and ice-skate during recess. She still likes adventures and has even gone skydiving. Today she lives in Northern California with her husband, John and their daughter, Elise, their two dogs, and a fish named Jade. Sign up here for Shelby’s mailing list to get all the latest info on new releases, giveaways, and more.



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Author A.E. Via



Edited by: Tina Adamski

Cover Art by: Jay Aheer

300 Pages

Release Date: March 27, 2015





Life isn’t always fair, and that’s something that Llewellyn Gardner knows about first hand. His life was on the fast track until one night of extreme passion changed everything.

Now eight years later, he’s still living with the aftershocks of that night. Everywhere he turns or runs, there’s another reminder. What the hell do you do when you try to drown your demons only to find out they can swim?

Shane Smith, Jr. owner of Smith Construction, could see the emotional turmoil within his new employee — it’s why he hired him. There was something about the gorgeous, misunderstood man with the overly expressive eyes that came to their small town with a past no one was willing to overlook. Shane could see the good in Llewellyn, and those eyes of his were a clear window to his soul. Shane wasn’t going to let the man live a future of solitude because his past had been plagued with deceit.

Llewellyn wasn’t sure what to think about Shane. After years of protecting himself from being tricked twice, he was now faced with worry again. What would happen to him if Shane didn’t believe his truth, and walked away? Llewellyn wasn’t sure he’d be able to survive being left alone. Again.





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Jen's review


5 stars




What a stunning novel portraying ones courage, strength and redemption. When all the odds are stacked against you love and understanding can make a huge difference. That looking beyond someone’s past and seeing their truth though their eyes can truly change the course of a person’s life. This remarkable story was just so beautifully written.


This story took hold of me right away and I was so captured with this storyline. I have never wanted to throw my kindle across the room so early in a book as I have reading this one. OMG, I can’t even tell you how high my anxiety and anger levels were at. I seriously wanted to throat punch a few characters in this story so many times it wasn’t even funny. A.E brilliantly took me on a powerful journey that had my emotions all over the place. The depth she took me to with her characters were honestly some of the most intense moments I’ve really ever had while reading. I will say, this is the first time I’ve ever read anything from this author and I’m not sure if this is a normal reaction from her books but if it is I’ll definitely be reading more of her books.


This story is filled with so many lies, misunderstandings, heartbreak and cruelty, but there are a few thing that stand out more than anything. Love and understanding. There is nothing more satisfying then opening up a new book by a new to me author and completely falling in love. Even though there were parts that angered me with every fiber of my being I was completely lost to the story. This book has so many different layers to it that there wasn’t a second I wasn’t glued to the pages. This book is so much more than sex between two hot men. There is a real deep story that gave me everything in a story that I love to read.


Llewellyn had his whole life ahead of him but his whole world came crashing down all around him after one night. One big devastating, life defining moment took everything from him. This man’s story felt so real and raw that my heart broke for him over and over again. I honestly shed a few tears watching this ruined man try to bring some normalcy back into his life. There wasn’t a second throughout this story that I didn’t feel his anger, his despair, his fears, his inability to trust, his anxiety and his hope for a fresh start. There is no denying how talented this author is when she literally brings you to your knees and leaves you devastated for what life for a character has become but then has you rejoicing.


“He wanted him to be his. Wanted to make love to him, wanted to dominate him and protect him, like Llew was made to do. But that part of him had been taken away. He was incomplete.”


Throughout all the pain and going through the motions with Llew, I was so thankful for Shane. This man was absolutely wonderful. I’ve said this before in some reviews but Shane is truly a man you want all your sons to grow up to be like. He never once treated Llew like most did. His heart was open and he didn’t judge Llew because of his past. He saw who the man really was. This beautiful man with a heart you wish most people had more of truly was one for the history books. I have some serious respect for this character.


“No one had ever kissed his hands before, so sweetly and full of passion.”

“He was actually fuckin’ swooning. Holy fuck. Lew’s a secret casanova.”


I am truly thankful I got to read this phenomenal story. Honestly this is one of the best stories I’ve read and the fact that it was a m/m is an even bigger win for me. I just absolutely loved it. This book will surely appeal to everyone who’s looking for a really great storyline with some flirty, sexy and of course infuriating moments. I can’t wait to read more from this author.





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A guy with black hair and a blond Mohawk wiped the bar top with a rag as he asked him, “What can I get you?”

Llew nodded his head in the direction of the taps. “Budweiser.”

“Regular or tall?”

“Tall.” Llew watched the man pull his drink and set it in front of him. He looked up at Llew for a split second before dropping his eyes. “Four fifty. Or do you want to start a tab?”

Setting a five-dollar bill on the counter was Llew’s answer. He turned and looked out over the dance floor, watching the men move about in the most carefree nature he’d ever seen. Men free to live and do as they wanted. Not a problem in the world. What the fuck am I doing here? Just as Llew was going to down the last of his beer, a small hand brushed over his bicep. He looked down at the fair-skinned fingers before looking up into beautiful green eyes.


Llew looked at the man who was standing close enough for him to smell his sweet perfume. He wasn’t as young as lot of the guys there. Probably early thirties. He wore a preppy gray and green sweater and blue jeans. His smile was wide and genuine as he slowly rubbed his hand up to Llew’s shoulder.

“My name is Gene. My friends and I saw you come in, and you know what I said as soon as I saw you?”

Llew continued to watch this man, not responding to his questions.

“I said I thought you could use a hug. You look so serious. My friends said I’m crazy, but I have a gift for reading people.”

You don’t want to read my story.

“What’s your name? I’ve never seen you here before.” The guy had moved in even closer to Llew’s side, and was practically whispering in his ear so he didn’t have to yell over the annoying techno music blaring from the five thousand speakers all over the building.

His eyes had seemed to slip shut on their own as he turned his head into the silky skin brushing against his beard. “Llew,” he said, hoarsely.

“Lou… just Lou.” The guy looked at him disbelievingly.

“Llewellyn.” He clarified, his eyes scanning over the lithe chest beneath that sweater.

“Oh. Okay. I gotcha. So how about it, Llew?” Gene brought both hands up and draped them on Llew’s shoulders. “Can you use a hug?”

He let the man pull him closer; his long arms completely over his shoulders and linked behind his head. Llew had to admit it was a really nice hug. It wasn’t the type you’d give a stranger. It was intimate and suggestive. Llew brought one hand up and slid it around the guy’s trim waist. “There. How’s that feel?” Gene’s lips were pressed against his ear while he talked, his hot breath fanning over the side of Llew’s neck. Instead of pulling back and ending the hug, Gene kept him wrapped up. “You’re a very handsome man, Llew. Do you hear that a lot?” Gene chuckled. “Probably all the time.”



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1450800_225532627620034_2097788792_nA.E. Via is still a fairly new author in the beautiful gay erotic genre. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to spicy to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children, her two pets, a Maltese dog and her white Siamese cat, ELynn, named after the late, great gay romance author E. Lynn Harris.

While this is only her seventh novel, she has plenty more to come. So stalk her – she loves that – because the male on male action is just heating up!

Go to A.E. Via’s official website for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads, and where she’ll appear next.


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Sociopath: Legacy by Lime Craven Release Blitz & Giveaway

Book: Legacy (Sociopath #2)

Author: Lime Craven

Genre: dark romance/psychological thriller

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Reach for the scars… Remember me? Aeron Lore: happy and humble. A people person. All around nice guy.Even I can’t say that with a straight face.But seriously, things are going great. Leo’s behaving herself; I’m enjoying making sure she behaves. We’re a great team. SilentWitn3ss, our live-streaming news project, has launched to my favorite things ever: controversy and profit.So when the FBI comes to me and wants to use SilentWitn3ss footage to trace a serial killer named Blood Honey, I’m only too happy to be superior—I mean, to help. And if Leo thinks the brutal Blood Honey and I have a few things in common, I guess that’s to be expected, given my rather unique preferences in the bedroom. My…condition.

But I’m not like him. I can’t stand that she would even think it.

If his actions threaten my relationship with Leo, I’ll hunt that fucker down myself.

If he gets too close for comfort, I will make him bleed—and trust me, he’s closer than I ever anticipated.

There’s a food chain, grasshoppers. The buck doesn’t stop with him. It stops with me. Blood Honey is a nasty son of a bitch, but I can be a lot worse. Question is…do I want to be?





Josie's review



4.5 stars



Wow when I found out Lime Craven was going to be releasing a sequel to Sociopath, I was so excited. I loved the writing and fell in love with Aeron and Leo. I was excited to get more from my favorite, twisted and abnormal couple. As soon as I got my hands on Legacy, I dove right in. Legacy picks up right where Sociopath ended. Legacy was a total mindful*k for me. I mean seriously this book was nothing what I expected. The writing in this one was brilliant. The author tells the story in alternate POV and also goes a bit deeper by telling Leo and Aeron’s story alternating from past to present.


Aeron and Leo and are both running SilentWitn3ss. Of course Aeron being the sociopath and controlling man that he is suing the company as he needs. Aeron carefully arranges for a story to be shown or told in a way that brings attention to him and his firm. The couple has a seriously, strong and graphic sex life and they are far from the ideal loving couple but they both offer each other what the other needs. I love Aeron. I love getting into his mind. He has had a bad upbringing and he is twisted in his way of life but Leo calm’s him. Leo is still trying to come to terms with the changes in her life, the fatal incident outside the office and her inconvenient relationship with Aeron.


“I always take care of you, don’t I?”

“You do, I know that.”

“You want my hands around your throat?”


“You’re mine Leo. You come when I say you come. You don’t have a choice. Come for me. It’s all I want to see, baby.”



The FBI and media see similarities in Aeron and the Blood Honey serial killer. Footage from Witn3ss camera seem to be the key focus in the investigation until pieces of Aeron and Leo’s past start to leak out. Leo starts to worry about the similarities between Aeron and the killer and things become uneasy for the couple. Aeron has not changed. He is not going to let this killer take Leo away from him. He will kill before that happens. The killer is close to home and Aeron must protect Leo and those he loves from the dangerous hands of the Honey Blood Killer.


OMG, I was not prepared for what the author throws at us in this book. This is where the mindf*ck comes in. I mean seriously I did not see that coming. I will tell you some of the scenes are graphic and might be disturbing to some readers, but if you read Sociopath and followed the author’s notes regarding the past you see where all the darkness comes from. I do not want to say much, but be prepared for the ride of your life when you are reading this book. I loved seeing how Aeron grows to accept the changes and the feelings he experiences throughout this book. I loved him before but after reading Legacy I KNOW I LOVE HIM. Leo is still the tough heroine that she was in book 1. She is accepting when she learns who Aeron truly is as well as accepting her own dark desires. When Aeron and Leo face their toughest challenge, who will come out the victor? Will Aeron and Leo still stand by each other when all is revealed? Click the link and get into the mind of Aeron and Leo.



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I like dysfunction. Broken people who can’t fix each other, but fit together because they’re missing the same pieces. One of my favourite songs declares, “take the sinner down to feed desire,” and that’s my MO. I write dirty psychological thrillers with strong elements of dark romance.

I love antiheroes. Female characters who don’t just accept their faults, but downright exploit them. No nice boys. No shame. Mindfuckery for all.

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The name’s Aeron Lore. And you are…? Such a pleasure to meet you, sweetheart. Is that a southern accent? Gorgeous.
You fucking bitch.
Why so surprised? I control a billion dollar fortune. I control the news. Give me five minutes and I’ll control you, too. If you could read my mind, you’d probably call me perverted. Unnatural. Manipulative. But I’ve learned to blend in, to be funny and charming. A predator in a designer suit.
I have no conscience. No shame in taking the things I want. And what I wanted was for Leontine Reeves to sell me her boutique tech firm so I could exploit the fuck out of it. Maybe exploit the fuck out of her, too, because desire haunts me in shades of scarlet, and I desire Leo most of all.
I never meant for this to be a love story. I fought it kicking and screaming, the same way Leo fought me. Now we’re bleeding into each other, making a mess. A chaos. There’s no control here. And what do monsters like me do when control leaves the building?
We attack.


** Killer by Clarissa Wild Cover Reveal & Giveaway **


Title: Killer (Prequel to Stalker)

Author: Clarissa Wild

Publication Date: May 26th, 2015 (in the Summer Fire Boxed Set)

Genre: Dark Romance (18+)


This is a prequel to the Dark Romance Standalone STALKER.

Some secrets are meant to stay hidden …

Secrets could kill you. My husband is the prime example.

I’m a trophy wife. Someone’s prized possession, just there to be pretty. My dreams were pushed aside for his. Until one fateful night, one chance encounter, all his dirty secrets were exposed.

And then my supposed husband is killed.

I should be sad, but all I feel is anger. My husband is a lying, cheating bastard. And if that isn’t bad enough, I’m now the prime suspect for his murder.

Only his brother believes I’m innocent, and in his support, I find relief. However, I will find the real killer and bring him to justice … before he tries to end my life too.

WARNING: This book contains strong language, explicit situations, and disturbing content.





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Clarissa Wild is the USA Today Bestselling author of FIERCE, a college romance series, but she’s best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. 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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College drop-out, Roxy Cumberland, moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she’s dressed in a giant, pink bunny costume…

After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally II isn’t prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigues him, and one look at her stunning face—followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb—leaves Louis wanting more.


Roxy doesn’t need a spoiled rich boy who’s had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there’s more to Louis than his sexy surface and he’s determined to make Roxy see it…even if it means chasing her all over NYC. 



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4.5 stars


4.5 Sassy stars


This book was not what I was expecting but Oh Boy!!!! I loved it. Sexy, funny, light-hearted would be a few words I would use to describe this story. You have your sassy heroine and dirty talking guy. The plot was unique and majority of the book I was cracking up. The banter between these two was fantastic. Honestly, there was nothing about this book that I did not love!!!!


The first paragraph grabbed me and I could not put this book down. The things that these two said to each other were fan-flipping-tastic. I couldn’t read fast enough to see what they were going to do next.


I really connected with both of the main characters. Both were very strong headed and when they got together the sparks would fly.


Let me take a second to talk about the plot. The author did a brilliant job with that. Roxy is working for a singing telegram company and shows up at Louis’s apartment. His one nightstand sent him a special telegram to thank him for the sex.


“Am I still drunk, or are you dressed like a rabbit?”


There are so many parts of this story that I loved. I could do a whole page of my favorite quotes. Roxy was amazing. She did not take any shit from anyone. I loved that about her.


“You’re one slimy motherfucker, you know that? She tested the weight of the torch in her hand. “A tourist outside tried to take a picture of me.” She hurled the torch at his head.”


Louis was a piece of work. He knew which buttons to push to get to Roxy. Let me say the chemistry between these two was so thick sometimes you could cut it with a knife. I loved the dirty things that came out of his mouth. The relationship Louis’s with his sisters was great. Both his sisters were bat-shit crazy but that added even more humor to this story.


“Next time you wrap even one of those legs around me, I swear I’m going to fuck you like a madman.”


I usually have a hard time connecting to the characters when a story is told in third person because you don’t get all their inner thoughts but I didn’t find that the case with this book. I fell in love with both of them and even had a strong connection with all the secondary characters.


This is the first book I have read from this author but cannot wait until I get my hands on the next book in this series because this one blew me away.








Today’s weather forecast: imminent shitstorms across the Tri-State area.

Roxy Cumberland’s footsteps echoed off the smooth, cream-colored walls of the hallway, high heels clicking along the polished marble. When she caught her reflection in the pristine window overlooking Stanton Street, she winced. This pink bunny costume wasn’t doing shit for her skin tone. A withering sigh escaped her as she tugged the plastic mask back into place.

Singing telegrams still existed. Who knew? She’d actually laughed upon seeing the tiny advertisement in the Village Voice’s Help Wanted section, but curiosity had led her to dial the number. Her laughter had stopped abruptly when she’d heard exactly how much people were willing to pay in exchange for her humiliation. So here she was, one day later, preparing to sing in front of a perfect stranger for a cut of sixty bucks.

Sixty bucks might not sound like much, but when your roommate has just booted you onto your ass for failure to come through on rent—again—leaving you no place to live, and your checking account is gasping for oxygen, pink bunnies do what pink bunnies must. At least her round, fluffy tail would cushion her fall when her ass hit the sidewalk.

See? She’d already found a silver lining. Maybe the shitstorm would hold.

Or not. Over the last week, she’d been on thirteen auditions, trudging on blistered feet between callbacks and will-definitely-never-call-backs, smiling and reciting lines for bored production executives. Toothpaste commercials, walk-on rolls for daytime soaps…hell, she’d even auditioned to play a mother in a diaper rash ad. They’d all but laughed her twenty-one-year-old ass out of the building.

Too bad they couldn’t touch her. Nothing and nobody could. She was from New fucking Jersey.

While Roxy usually kept that fact to herself, she couldn’t help but admit that Jersey had prepared her for this constant rejection. It had given her the brass balls to say “their loss” every single time someone in a business suit decided her acting skills weren’t good enough. That she wasn’t good enough. One word kept her going, kept her boarding the subway to another audition. Someday. Someday she would look back at this pre-stardom experience and be grateful for it. She’d cozy up to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet and have a damn good story to tell. Although she might just leave out the pink bunny suit.

Unfortunately, on days like today, when a shitstorm cloud was riding low above her head, following her everywhere she went, someday seemed a long way off. Sixty dollars couldn’t plug the hole in the shitcloud, it could only keep her eating properly for the next week. As far as her living situation went, she’d figure something out. If it meant taking the bus to Jersey and sneaking into her old bedroom for the night, she’d bite the bullet. The next morning, she’d slip her feet back into her heels and get back to pounding the pavement, her parents never being the wiser.

Through the eyeholes of the bunny mask, Roxy glanced down at the piece of paper in her hand. Apartment 4D. Based on the song she’d memorized on the way here and the swank interior of the building, she knew the type who would answer the door. Some too-rich, middle-aged douchebag who was so bored with his life that he needed to be entertained with novelties like singing bunny rabbits. He’d close the door when she finished, text his main squeeze some emoticon-heavy thank-you, and forget all about this little diversion on his way to play indoor tennis.

Roxy’s gaze tracked down lower on the note in her hand, and she felt an uncomfortable kick of unease in her belly. She’d met her new boss at a tiny office in Alphabet City, surprised to find a dude only slightly older than herself running the operation. Always suspicious, she’d asked him how he kept the place afloat. There couldn’t be that high a demand for singing telegrams, right? He’d laughed, explaining that singing bunnies only accounted for a tenth of their income. The rest came in the form of strip-o-grams. She’d done her best to appear flattered when he’d told her she’d be perfect for it.

Would she go that far? Taking her clothes off for strangers paid a damn sight more than sixty bucks. It would be so easy for her to take that leap. As an actress, she had the ability to detach herself and become someone else. Being the object of attention didn’t bother her; it was what she’d trained herself for. That kind of income would guarantee her a place to live, allow her to continue auditioning without worrying about her next meal. So why the hesitation?

She ran a thumb over the rates young-dude-boss had jotted down on the slip of paper. Two hundred dollars for each ten-minute performance. God, the security she would feel with that kind of money. And yet, something told her that once she took that step, once she started taking off her clothes, she would never stop. It would become a necessity instead of a temporary patch-up of her shitstorm cloud.

Think about it later. When you’re not dressed like the fucking Trix Rabbit. Roxy took a deep, fortifying breath, the same one she took before every audition. She wrapped her steady fingers around the brass door knocker and rapped it against the wood twice. A frown marred her forehead when she heard a miserable groan come from inside the apartment. It sounded like a young groan. Maybe the douchebag had a son? Oh, cool. She definitely wanted to do this in front of someone in her age group. Perfect.

Her sarcastic thought bubble burst over her head when the door swung open, revealing a guy. A hot-as-hell guy. A naked-except-for-unbuttoned-jeans guy. Being the shameless hussy she was, her gaze immediately dipped to his happy trail, although, on this guy, it really should have been called a rapture path. It started just beneath his belly button, which sat at the bottom of beautifully defined ab muscles. But they weren’t the kind of abs honed from hours in the gym. No, they were natural, I-do-sit-ups-when-I-damn-well-feel-like-it abs. Approachable abs. The kind you could either lick or snuggle up against, depending on your mood.

Roxy lassoed her rapidly dwindling focus and yanked it higher until she met his eyes. Big mistake. The abs were child’s play compared to the face. Stubbled jaw. Bed head. Big, Hershey-colored eyes outlined by dark, black lashes. His fists were planted on either side of the door frame, giving her a front-row seat to watch his chest and arms flex. A lesser woman would have applauded. As it was, Roxy was painfully aware of her bunny-costumed status, and even that came in second place to the fact that Approachable Abs was so stinking rich that he could afford to be nursing a hangover at eleven in the morning. On a Thursday.

He dragged a hand through his unkempt black hair. “Am I still drunk, or are you dressed like a rabbit?”

His voice was rough from sleep. Probably not his usual voice. That had to be the reason her tummy did a backflip. “I’m dressed like a rabbit.”

“Okay.” He tilted his head. “Should I be drunk for this?”

“If anyone should be drunk for this, it’s me.”

“Good point.” He jerked his thumb back toward his dark apartment. “I think there’s some tequila left—”

“You know what?” This is my life right now. How did I get here? “I think I’m all set.”

He nodded once, as if out of respect for her decision. “So what now?”

“Are you…” She consulted her slip of paper through the round eyeholes. “Louis McNally?”

“Yeah.” He leaned against the doorjamb and considered her. “I was named after my grandfather. So, technically, I’m Louis McNally the Second. How’s that for fancy?”

“Why are you telling me this?”

“Just making small talk.”

“Is this a typical Thursday exploit for you? Get a lot of forest creatures on your doorstep?”

“You’d be the first.”

“Well, then. Call me Pink Bunny the First. How’s that for fancy?” When he laughed, she was grateful for the mask that hid her unexpected smile. Honestly, this situation was getting more ridiculous by the minute. She definitely didn’t have time for this. At one o’clock she was auditioning for a small theater company’s ironic production of Lassie. Priorities, Roxy.

“You sound cute.” He squinted at her, as if attempting to see through the plastic mask. “You cute under there, bunny?”

“Being that your one-night stand from last night sent me here to sing for you, I don’t know if that matters,” she answered sweetly.

“Cute girls trump all.” One dark eyebrow rose. “What was that about singing?”

Roxy cleared her throat, letting the horrifically stupid lyrics imprint on her brain. Lyrics she hadn’t written, thanks God. The sooner she got this over with, the sooner she could get out of the suffocating costume and forget this ever happened. Until tomorrow. When she was scheduled to dress like a giant bumble bee. For fuck sake.

Make every performance count. Channeling Liza Minnelli, she cocked one hip and raised the opposite hand.

To my hot shot honey bunny

Last night we went places and had some fun-ny

You brought me home and we skipped the small talk

Now I’m daydreaming about your perfect—

“Stop.” Louis shook his head slowly. “Jesus, please, make it stop.”

Roxy let her hand drop to her side. “You better be complaining about the lyrics and not my singing.”

“I—sure.” He scanned the hallway, looking relieved when he saw that none of his neighbors had overheard. “Who did you say sent you?”

She stared back at him, dumbfounded. Not that he could tell with the mask hiding her face. “You had more than one girl over last night?”

“I was celebrating,” he said defensively. “Don’t be a judgmental rabbit. They’re the worst.”

“O-kay, my work is done here.” She turned tail—literally—and started walking back toward the elevator. Over her shoulder, she called, “Zoe sent me. You might want to write that down.”

“Is she the redhead?” Louis called back. When Roxy stopped in her tracks, he smiled to let her know he’d been kidding. Maybe. “Hold up. Can you just wait here a second? I should give you a tip.”

As he fumbled in his jeans pocket, Roxy smirked. “Which tip are we referring to here? I did just sing an ode to your penis.”

“Please don’t remind me.” He drew a twenty-dollar bill out of his wallet, pinching it between his fingers. “Just one request, though. I want to see your face first.”

Roxy felt a stab of irritation. What the hell did it matter what she looked like? Everywhere she went, every part she read for, critical eyes poked and prodded her. Too thin. Too curvy. Too tall. Too short. Never what they wanted. And just this morning, she’d been told she had a stripper’s body. The fact that this wealthy party guy was holding money over her head in order to judge her appearance only tripled her annoyance. “Why? If you like what you see, will you invite me inside? You haven’t even showered off the last girl yet.”

He actually had the grace to look a little ashamed. “I—”

Roxy didn’t give a shit about his answer. “Would you expect me to be flattered?” She clutched her chest dramatically. “Please, oh keeper of the golden penis, let me worship at your flawless phallus.”

“Careful.” His shame morphed into irritation. “You’re starting to sound a little jealous to me.”

“Jealous?” Oh, that did it. The shitstorm cloud above her head darkened, lightning bolts shooting through its sides. Kicked out of her apartment, not a single callback in weeks, and leaning toward stripping. He’d caught her on a bad fucking day. Honestly, good days were getting harder to come by, and right now, she could think of only one thing that would help. Wiping the smug superiority off the Penis Prince’s face.

She bit down on her lips to plump them up, then reached up and removed the mask. Satisfaction danced in her bloodstream when his jaw went slack, brown eyes melting into a deeper shade. That’s right, buddy. I ain’t half bad. As she strode toward him, he straightened from the doorjamb, a groan working its way free of his throat. He saw the intention in her expression, knew what was coming. It didn’t escape her that even though she wore a thick pink bunny suit, he was looking at her like she wore a string bikini. Louis McNally the Second was an interesting character, she’d give him that.

“Jealous?” she repeated before shoving him into the apartment, bringing his back up against the inside wall just beside the door. “Sweetheart, I would rock your world.”

Not giving him a chance to respond, she surged up on her toes and melded their mouths together. Ohhh, snap. There was zero hesitation on his part, just a long, expert pull of her lips. As if she’d let go of a trapeze and he’d caught her in midair. The kiss hit the ground running, mouths opening, tongues fighting to take the lead. One strong hand found her chin and pulled it down further, allowing him to slant his head and deepen the kiss even further. Shock exploded behind her eyes, and she swayed a little under the wave of heat. Affected. He was affecting her in a way she wasn’t familiar with. She’d kissed a lot of guys, but she’d never felt dread over the idea of stopping. Louis pushed his tongue deeper, making a hungry sound and sending it vibrating into her mouth. She echoed it. Louder. Her head fell back and he moved with her, keeping their lips locked together, as if he couldn’t allow her to get away. What was happening here? She was losing control of the situation. Get it back.

Roxy pulled back and sucked in a deep breath. His mouth was damp and parted as he tried to draw in his own oxygen, his face a mask of stunned disbelief. “Who the hell are you?”

Swallowing the odd feeling in her throat, she plucked the twenty-dollar bill out of his fingers. “I’m gone.”

She blew into the hallway, sensing him staring after her. With as much dignity as one could muster while dressed like a pink bunny, she bypassed the elevator and took the stairs, two at a time.



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Title: Perfect Game

Author: Collette West

Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance

For New York Kings’ first baseman Scott Harper, scoring women is easy. He’s ready to get naked anytime, anywhere. But when a hacker leaks his nude selfies, he’s unprepared for the scrutiny his full-frontals receive.

Carrie McKenzie has a love-hate relationship with her body. No longer the fat chick guys can ignore, she wins the job as the Kings’ clubhouse reporter. With her svelte new figure, she nabs an exclusive interview with Scott to get his take on the scandal.

However, the two are already on a first-name basis after Scott came on to her in the hotel bar, and she woke up in his arms. The problem is that Scott doesn’t do relationships and Carrie doesn’t date jocks, yet the way they burn up the sheets is deserving of more than just a one-night stand.

Scott shows Carrie that he has a sweet, caring side beneath all the swagger. But can she really trust her heart to the biggest player in the game?


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“Would you like anything to drink, miss?” the flight attendant asks as I recline back in my seat to get comfortable for the late-night flight on the Kings’ charter jet.

“Oh, no, thank you. I’m fine,” I reply, closing my eyes.

But they pop back open when I feel someone plop down next to me.

“Ma’am, I’m afraid Brooks Davison spilled his cup of coffee all over my seat while I was in the restroom. I’m telling ya, that guy never has enough arm room for that mighty wingspan of his. Would it be all right if I sat here instead?”

“Certainly, Mr. Harper,” the flight attendant says, smiling at him.

“Thank you, darlin’. I really do appreciate it.”

He is unbelievable.

“I’ll check back to see if you need anything in a bit.”

“Oh, that won’t be necessary.” Scott’s not even looking at her; he’s looking right at me, and I feel all tingly when he says, “I’m good now.”

“Very well,” the flight attendant simpers, making her way down the aisle.

I close my eyes again. “You spilled that coffee, didn’t you?”

“Now Care Bear, don’t go accusing me of things I didn’t even do.”

“Brooks is a big guy, but he’s agile. He’s no klutz.”

“Accidents happen.”


“You just happen to be sitting next to the only empty seat on the plane.” He nudges my arm off the armrest, nestling himself firmly into the seat cushion. “What do you expect me to do? Stand for the whole flight?”

“Funny, I thought you’d wanna add another member to your Mile High Club.” I taunt him, pissed that he’s all stretched out and relaxed while every nerve in my body is on fire from being this close to him. “That flight attendant sure seemed ready to accommodate your needs.”

“I told you. I don’t f*** other women when I’m after the one I want.” He tilts his head in my direction. “I’m faithful like that.”

“So, if I never sleep with you again, you’ll remain celibate for the rest of your natural-born life?” I turn my head to face him, my mouth inches from his.

“You’ll sleep with me,” he responds, his voice dripping with confidence.

“Tell me. How long would you wait for me, Harper? A month? A year? Five years? A decade?”

“Go on and tease me all you want. You’re just blowing off steam, trying to relieve some of the pent-up sexual tension you’re feeling, knowing you’re gonna have to sit next to me for the next hour without being able to touch me.”

“I can touch you,” I reply, getting mad and poking him in the ribs. “There. How does that feel?”

“F***in’ amazing,” he groans, reaching over. “How does this feel?” he asks, cupping my face in his hand and lightly running his thumb across my cheekbone.

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Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball’s biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette’s impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.
Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she’s not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at
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Find out if Seth will be able to show Josie the true meaning of love in,

That’s a Lie

the sequel to That’s a Promise.





TITLE: That’s a Lie (Promises, Promises #2)
AUTHOR: Victoria Klahr
GENRE: Contemporary Adult, New Adult
RE-RELEASED: February 27, 2015



Seth is back.

When he walked back into my life, it almost felt like the pieces of my broken heart could be fixed. I thought we could go back to being best friends, but then I started to feel what I had been blocking out for years. I tried. Boy, did I try! But once I started to let him in, I wanted nothing more than to cross that line from friendship into something more…

Just when I think I can move on and let myself be happy, an ugly reminder from my past comes storming in and threatens to destroy the sliver of hope that’s been growing since Seth came back.

Do I even deserve to be loved?

“I’m not asking to fix your heart. I’m not asking to mend you. I love each and every shattered piece of you. I’m asking that you let me love you. Let me love each piece of your broken heart, and I swear to you I will make up for every heartache you have ever experienced.”

I came back for Josie.

I knew I’d have to fight for her, but with the loss of her dad and the truth about what happened with her and Blake, I quickly realized that making her mine was going to be a lot harder than I first thought. The problem is, I can’t pretend like she’s just my best friend. I can’t pretend I don’t want more.

I’m willing to do anything to get her to admit she has the same passionate feelings for me, because I know once she opens up and stops lying to herself, I can show her what it really means to be loved. It’s a battle of wills, but my love for her is stronger than her will to stop me.

So I fight for her. I fight because I know she deserves it.



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4.5 stars


4.5 Kill me with a Cliffhanger Stars!!!!!


I could not wait to read this. I loved loved loved, That’s A Promise and it left me not only with a huge book hangover. It ended in a HUGE Mother-effing cliffhanger.


This book picked up right where the last one left off. It sucked me in from page one and I did not put it down until the last page, which by the way ends in another freaking Cliffhanger!!!!!!!


Wow!!! Seth was one hot SOB in this book! I had to wring my panties out a few times with the things he said. Let me also point out that that boy can sweet talk.


“She thinks she’s so goddamn funny, but my hard cock and I think she’s cruel.”


“I’m so in love with this girl, it fucking hurts.”


Josie still struggled through most of this one. She felt like she was broken and needed to fix herself before she could get into a relationship with Seth. There was so many times reading this book that I wanted to smack her upside the head and tell her to wake the fuck up!!!!


The main problem was that both felt the other one would be better off without them and that they didn’t deserve the love.


“He’s trying so hard to “deserve” me, but he doesn’t know that I’m the one who doesn’t deserve him.”


I loved the way that Seth would not give up. He believed that no matter what they belonged together. He was going to keep doing whatever he had to do until Josie realized that.


“You can do whatever the fuck you need to do to make yourself feel better, but make no mistake, I will keep trying. You’re not something I can just let go.”


I without a doubt loved the chemistry between these two and loved the way they could push each other’s buttons. They were like an old married couple. His nickname for her was so sweet.


“So run and hide, Pussycat, but I’ll keep coming back. I’ll always fight for you.”


The secondary characters were outstanding. His parents cracked me up with the things they said. All the relationships in this book felt real. It was refreshing to read a book and feel like you know them personally.


“Okay… Okay… I know I’m supposed to warn you about using protection and all, but I don’t even care. Make me some grandbabies.”


“I’d appreciate if you didn’t have sex with my daughter right in front of me, Seth,” my Dad’s deep voice says, interrupting the moment.”


The plot was not as angsty as last time, but I certainly enjoyed every minute and wasn’t tempted to skim any of it. The author didn’t fill the book with useless information. It kept me hooked from the beginning to the end. I do want to say that I was pretty pissed when I got to the last page and tried to click it to see what was going to happen and in big letters it said THE END!!!!! Ah!!!! Now I have to wait to see what the hell is going to happen and I need that book like right now!!!!!!!!













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I was instantly distracted as I walked into the space. Seth. Shirtless. I don’t think I need to explain my lack of focus. Or the drool.  


“You lied to me,” he said gruffly, sitting on the barstool at my counter. His blond hair flopped in front of his eyes, and my hands itched to push it back. Touching him again the way I wanted to would satisfy only a millimeter of the need I have, but it would relieve some of the pain. I turned around to hide my thoughts. 

“Ugh . . . I need coffee,” I said vacantly, reaching for my coffee maker. I didn’t even hear Seth move, but his hand grabbed mine and he turned me around, placing his hands beside me on the countertop to trap me. My breath caught, and I was positive he could hear my heart pounding in my chest. 

His blue-green eyes screamed hurt and anger, but I didn’t even care about him being mad. All that mattered was the charge that thumped between us. I was very aware of him. “You lied, Josie. You’re not supposed to lie to me.”“Seth . . . Come on,” I said, turning my face away, unable to look at the raw emotion in his expression. His hand dashed out and grabbed my chin. 

“How long, Josie?” he asked. I closed my eyes, not wanting to admit anything. “Open your damn eyes, Jos. Stop fucking hiding.” His voice was hard, but it was also full of desperation. I opened my eyes and narrowed them at him. He didn’t understand that I needed to keep him away from me. My life is tainted by darkness, and he 



doesn’t need that. Yes, I lied to the one person who I said I wouldn’t deceive again, but it was for his own good! “It doesn’t matter, Seth. I’m fine.”“Like fucking hell it doesn’t matter. I haven’t heard you scream like that since your nightmares after you were raped!” 



The haunting reminder brought back vivid memories of that time. He or one of my dads would come lay with me to help me fall asleep. Every day that Seth wasn’t in school, he was there with me, trying to make the nightmares go away. “Since the engagement party,” I whispered, looking down. I don’t know why I admitted it, but I think part of me realized I couldn’t hold on to all this pain anymore. That’s when my resolve started to break. How long could I go on fighting the feelings that I have for Seth? How long could I act like nothing hurts me? “Fuck, Jos . . . ,” he whispered back, placing his forehead against mine. His signature smell of hay and apple pie drifted around me, and I almost lost my footing from wanting him so bad. “You should have told me.”“I didn’t want you to worry.” “I worry about you every second you’re not with me, Pussycat. Every second that you hide behind that 



wall you’ve built, I wonder when you’re going to crack.” His hand reached up to caress my face, and I leaned into his touch. It was only an infinitesimal movement, but I still heard Seth’s breath hitch. My lapse in self-control made him bold. He brought his mouth to the side of mine, and kissed me. I couldn’t stop the 



whimper before it escaped my mouth. “There you are,” he whispered hoarsely against my lips, always seeing me, even when I didn’t want him to. I wanted to bask in the moment, but I had already opened up to him too much. I pushed through 



his barricade and ran back to my room. “I’ve got to help Dad at the garage today,” I threw out as an explanation, and then I went to hide in my shower.
That’s a Promise (Promises, Promises #1)



Pain isn’t new to me.

I’ve been to hell only to find it never really leaves when you get back. It haunts me through nightmares, unrequited love, lies, broken hearts, and now death.

A monster almost took my life.

My best friend carries half my soul a world away.

My boyfriend broke my heart but refuses to let me go.

And my father is dead.

I don’t believe in fate and I don’t believe in happily-ever-afters, but for some reason, I still hope.

Live, even with a tainted spirit.

Long for my other half to come back to me.

Risk another broken heart, just to feel loved again.

And refuse to let another horror break me.

In the face of my most recent tragedy, I have to decide whether forgiveness is something I can give. But even if that’s an option, can I be forgiven?








Victoria Klahr (pronounced “Claire”) lives in North Carolina with her husband, daughter, and furbaby, Stephen, Alexis, and Bandit. When she’s not daydreaming about book boyfriends and fantasizing about being a badass heroine, she’s busy writing the stories that keep popping into her head. She’s currently finishing the Promises, Promises series and plotting multiple spin-offs. 






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Chastity Falls was supposed to be Ana Parry’s fresh start. But what started as her salvation soon became her undoing.

Four months after losing the very thing that gave her reason again, Ana is back at Chastity Falls. Holding on by a thread and trying hard to forget about Jackson isn’t easy when she’s determined to uncover the Donohue’s biggest secrets.

Jackson Pierce knew he was playing with fire when he pursued the girl with pain in her eyes. But there was something about her and he just had to know more.

Walking away from Ana was the hardest thing he’s ever done, and four months on, he refuses to forget. He can’t. Rising tensions with Reibeckitt Valley mean Ana is still in harm’s way and, this time, he’s determined to protect her—at all costs.

Loyalty drove them apart, but will secrets piece them back together? Or tear them apart for good?

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Ties of Steel Series by M.J. Fields Blog Tour

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Abe: Four in Hand (Ties of Steel, #1)

Released: December 16, 2014

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Twenty-six-year-old Abraham O’Donnell is the CFO of Steel Inc. After working tirelessly for over a year, he takes a week off to enjoy the sand, surf, and bikini-clad women of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After all, he’s earned it.

When a brief interlude with a flight attendant in her hotel room goes awry, Abe heads to a rental home with a private beach. While floating naked in the pool, he learns a guest house on the property is also occupied. So much for rest and relaxation. Ever the gentleman, Abe tries to make the most of his misfortune, and offers to make the beauties staying on the property some dinner.

It’s senior year and Nikolette (Nikki) Bassett is a few days late for her last college Spring Break with her four best girlfriends. When she arrives, all these ladies can talk about is the guy next door. And once Nikki gets a look at him, she knows what they mean. Fresh from an afternoon of surfing, Nikki can hardly believe her eyes when Abe approaches. The sexual tension and banter between the two of them leads to steamy hot sex on the Atlantic shore.

It’s only a Spring Break fling, and both Abe and Nikki know better than to make it out to be more than that. Or do they? Abe’s calm demeanor changes once he has a taste of Nikki. That night, no location is safe. He takes her on the beach and ravages her in his bed. But despite their mind-blowing sex, Abe’s taste for ultimate control in the bedroom makes Nikki uneasy. Nikki’s just getting over a heartbreak and she can’t afford to let Abe in. So, she pushes aside her budding feelings, and leaves Florida and Abe behind without a backwards glance.

Not used to being dumped and afraid to admit how much it hurts, Abe cuts his loses and heads back to Steel Inc., resume his role at the top of Steel Inc., pouring his heart and soul into his work. But Nikki Moore won’t be forgotten so easily. Her taste, scent, voice, the noises she made when he brought her to ecstasy, the way she tasted on his tongue, and felt under his touch haunts him. Always fighting for control, Abe tries to push Nikki far into the back of his mind, as he fucks the rented women he had grown accustom to.

But Karma is a bitch, and Abe blames her for Nikki leaving him the way she did. So when Nikki shows up unexpectedly, Abe welcomes Karma with open arms. Control has left the building and safety of one’s heart is no longer strong enough to stop what happens next.

Abe, is the first in the Ties of Steel series from bestselling erotica author MJ Fields. It is a spin-off of the bestselling Men of Steel series featuring the Steel brothers: Jase, Cyrus, Zandor and Xavier.



Dominic: The Prince (Ties of Steel, #2)

Released: January 18, 2015

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The Italian, seductive, quiet alpha, Dominic Segretti, is leaving Livorno, Italy and headed for the Jersey Shore.

His family’s business is in danger of crumbling under the management of a man who tormented and grossly underestimated his investment in a business he grew up loving, and the hatred of a man who made his life hell for thirteen years.

He has been quietly waiting for the right moment to bring Benito Deluca to his knees. He comes to the US, armed with enough evidence to prove his case to, Josephine Steel, his aunt, and his cousins, Cyrus, Jase, Zandor, and Xavier.

The night before he plans to tell them of the corruption that could cause the demise of DeLuca INC, he decides to take a night to de-stress. He plans a night of relaxation and enjoyment for himself at the Hilton Casino on the shore.

Delaney Johnson is starting over after a break-up and graduating college. She has landed the job of her dreams in NYC. Arrangements had been made to stay with her best friend, Nikki Bassett, and her fiancé’, Abe O’Donnell.

Feeling that her luck has suddenly changed, she stops to play a few slots, just for fun. She finds herself winning big, and gains an admirer.

One hot night of uninhibited sex with a stranger takes her places she never knew she could go.

Dominic sees something in her, something familiar, something undeniable. Will this one hot night turn into many, or will the Beast’s plans crush any hope of them exploring their future?



Sabato: The Cross (Ties of Steel, #3)

Releasing: April 5, 2015




The mere mention of the name Salvatore Efisto, a notorious crime boss in the Sicilian Mafia, was enough to make any man seek their quickest escape. When his body washes up on the Jersey shore, there is one suspect who the authorities will stop at nothing to find.

Raised and reared in the Cosa Nostra, Sabato Efisto has seen crime, chaos and destruction his entire life. When he fell in love, his heart beat for the first time. However, his father made sure that the young prodigy he was creating, was no longer distracted

Sabato took refuge in clubs, sex and control. His connection with women on an emotional level was a luxury he could not and would not allow himself.

Valentina Segretti helps him hide from those searching for him. The sexual tension between them boils until finally it explodes into page scorching sexual… scenes.

Melyssa, a friend of Valentina’s, returns to Jersey and finds him in hiding. As a law student she offers advice to Sabato. The attraction between them is much different than his to Valentina.

Two women, who could not be any more different from each other, and one man, who is literally fighting for a life he never knew he could dream of having.

Will he choose one, or will he return to Italy as head of the Sicilian Mafia?



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Abe Four in Hand (Ties of Steel Book One) by MJ Fields

4.5 stars


Wow, wow wow. I love MJ Fields, love, love her. I love the Steele men and have read all her books. Ms. Fields has a way of writing a story that is filled with so much passion, real life issues and gripping characters that have me so involved and engrossed in the story. I am a Jersey girl, so of course I love anything having to do with the shore. I love how Ms. Fields provides readers with details like my summers there. I have waited for Abe’s story for forever. Something about his character called to me, and I was so glad when I finally got my hands on it. Abe is not a long read, but there is so much that goes into this complicated, demanding and controlled character that I could not get enough of it. The story is told in alternating POV’s and what happens is hot but also touching and captivating.


Abe is the CFO is Steele Inc, and taking on a very challenging and demanding job that has him questioning what a woman would want with him and how it could affect the company. In order to not cross any lines, Abe hires escorts. Abe is stressed, over worked and in need of relaxation he decides to listen to his cousin and best friend Carly and take a vacation to Florida to relax. Abe is a very controlled man. He doesn’t just like to have control in the boardroom but also in the bedroom. While in Florida he meets “Four”, a woman that instantly calls to him. After one night he wakes up to a note from Four and nothing else. He ends his vacation and goes back to New Jersey thinking of the time he spent with Four.


Nikki (Four) is in Florida with friends after experiencing the betrayal of her boyfriend and friend. She is there to have a good time and forget about that pain. Nikki meets Neptune (Abe) and is immediately attracted to him. She believes he is want she needs to get over her heartbreak. Nikki gets more than she bargains from her night with Abe. She experiences things and feels things she has never felt before. Nikki submits to Abe and instead of spending more time with Abe she leaves. The last person Nikki never expected to see again is now standing in front of her and her work assignment.


Abe and Nikki’s story is one that is filled with fire, angst, danger and passion. Abe has always been looking for a woman that will submit to him in the bedroom, but she also needs to be an independent woman. When he gets to know Nikki, Abe realizes she is the woman he has been looking for. Nikki has been burned. She has trouble trusting men and more trouble understanding Abe’s desires. She constantly questions his intentions and is unable to fully submit to him. For all the times Nikki runs, Abe is right there behind her. Abe is possessive, alpha and in total control.


“Nikki, I don’t want to be just your surf instructor or the subject of an interview.”


“I want to be your teacher in everything, you’ll experience from here on out and I want you to be my girl.”


Abe’s book is so captivating. Their chemistry and connection is felt in every page. Ms. Fields brings us the Steele men as well as their women and of course that means plenty of laughs of a lot of Jersey testosterone. Abe and Nikki will both have to face their fears if they want a future together. Can Nikki get over her trust issues and fully submit to Abe or will her fears cost her Abe? Can Abe show Nikki that all he wants is her trust or will Nikki’s constant mistrust push him away for good? Pick up this book and meet Abe and Nikki and check out the rest of Steele family.



Dominic The Prince (Ties of Steel Book Two) by MJ Fields

4.5 stars


Once again I am honored to have been able to read and review one of Ms. Fields books. Dominic is book 2 in the Ties of Steel series and although it is a short read, it is packed a lot of shock and awe. Dominic has had a traumatic past and wants to bring the one man that has taken from him and his sister. Laney whom we met in Book 1. She is Nikki’s best friend. She always felt like she was not good enough and it doesn’t help that she caught her boyfriend cheating on her. This book in this series is also told in alternate POV’s. The Steel Family also have camo’s appearances in this book.


Dominic’s mission in life is to take over and destroy the one person that is responsible for causing the greatest pain that he has suffered. In order to get the information he needs, he makes allegiances with someone who is the only person that can get him the information he needs. In order for Dominic’s plan to work he travels from Italy to New Jersey to see his American cousins, The Steels. On his first night it Atlantic City he sees and meets Laney. Sparks fly and things get steamy.


Laney is in Atlantic City after leaving her boyfriend on the rodeo circuit. She’s staying with her best friend Nikki until she starts her new job in New York City. She crosses paths with a gorgeous Italian man and the two hit it off. What was supposed to be one night turns into something that Laney never expected. Laney is intrigued with Dominic and his insistence that there is something more between the two. The more time Laney spends with Dominic the more his past cones out. Laney realizes that for once she needs to put herself first and decides she will not be his toy.


Dominic has never met a woman like Laney. She is beautiful, strong and damaged like him but he has plans to go back to Italy and destroy the man that took everything from him. Domini never thought his past and his actions would keep him from the kind of woman he has been searching for his entire life. Dominic and Laney will both have to face their demons and come face to face with their fears. I loved how the author shows the growth in Laney’s character. My heart broke for her and I understand her need to want to be first for once. I really loved the way Ms. Fields addressed the issue with depression. It was done in a very respectful and insightful manner. Dominic’s character was easy to love but he also can be very frustrating with his need for vengeance and justice. This caused a lot of misunderstandings. Can Dominic and Laney let go of their past and accept the promise of a new love? Will Laney fight for Dominic or will she give up on love altogether? Click and you will find out!!




M.J. Fields


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MJ Fields’s love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter for family members. The newsletter was put back into ‘publication’ in September of 2001 for the entertainment of her cousin on a Navy aircraft carrier in the gulf, (Her cousin is a female Navy officer and helicopter pilot).

She self-published her first New Adult romance in January 18, 2013. Today, she has completed four self-published series, The Love series, The Wrapped series, The Burning Souls series, and The Men of Steel series.

Ties of Steel, (the first series spun off of some the Men of Steel series) book 1 ABE and book 2 Dominic are now available. The Norfolk series, has two titles available now, Irons 1 and Irons 2.

MJ is an Amazon bestselling author in multiple categories as well as all of Amazon as a whole. She lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.



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