Monday, October 16, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ/REVIEW - Crave: Part Two by E.K. Blair




Title: Crave: Part Two
Series: Crave Duet #2
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Romance/Coming of Age
Release Date: October 16, 2017



Blurb

Weeks became months, and months became years. Each day nudged Kason deeper into his addiction. Each memory of the girl destroyed fed the craving for what he could never have again. 

Leaving a life-altering first love behind, Adaline tried moving forward to find love and trust and happiness. Pain eventually faded, wounds slowly healed, yet scars were forever left behind.

But some scars feel like kisses.

When the shattered pieces of their hearts are forced to meet again, the two of them must decide how much pain their love is worth enduring.

This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving.







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Author Bio


E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger with you far beyond the last word.

A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.



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Reviewed by Annie


5 Sexy Heels 


The first book was good, but this book was amazing. I can't remember the last time a book was able to pull on all my emotions...I found my heart squeezing, tears falling and hoping for a HEA that I wanted. There were so many times where I suspected that something would happen or hope it wouldn't happen is more like it and E.K. Blair swooped in and surprised me with something even better than I could have ever imagined. Dealing with depression, sexual addiction, abuse and abandonment issues is no small feet and she does it so seamlessly. 

When the last book ended I cried out, "NOOOOOOO!" and cried for Adeline. And to see how she deals with what happened was the most heartbreaking thing to read. I can totally understand the way she handles it, but I was quickly reminded that she was eighteen...seeing and feeling the world around her with eyes of an eighteen year old. I don't think anyone is emotionally equipped to deal with what she did, but it is even worse when you are young and still formulating who you are as a person. It rocked her world and she made choices that forever changed her and the people she cares about. 

This book will rip your heart out, make you ugly cry and still manage to give you hope. It is raw, real and heartbreakingly beautiful.

Reviewed by Sue


5 Sexy Heels

 

Crave: Part Two is the 2nd book in the Crave Duet and what a doozy it is.

Trying to find the words to describe what this book did to me is nearly impossible but I'm going to give it the old college try. From the very beginning, there was pain. So much pain. Ady's thoughts were so difficult to read but you could just FEEL her anguish, her pain, her guilt. What she went through is most women's nightmare and to not remember any of it made it even worse. Her inability to allow others to help her during this time just kept feeding the darkness she was completely mired in. In her attempt to shield Kason (because no matter what, he is always what mattered most to her), she lost herself entirely and did the unthinkable.

"My imagination is my worst enemy. It recycles my fears like a never-ending revolving
door to which there is no escape."

It is hard to really get into all the ins and outs of this story without giving so much away. I literally could not put the book down. I knew I should have been working, but I could not wait to find out what EK had in store for me next. The roller-coaster ride of emotions throughout this book kept me glued to it. I cried...oh how I cried. I laughed. I sighed and I swooned. This story is not only about Ady and Kason, but about all the people in their lives who did the best they could to bring them back to the light. I had some major WTF moments...not where I judged the characters or the author but where I simply did not see THAT coming...or THAT...or maybe THAT. I had an ending in mind. We all want that HEA. The ending that I perhaps wanted was not what I got...but what I got was so flipping beautiful.

Can people who are so completely tormented by both their pasts and their present ever make it out of the darkness that controls them? Whether through addiction or action, the pain is real and EK Blair brought me there right into the midst of the pain and destruction but she also brought me through to the other side to healing. EK takes a few very difficult subjects and treats them both with so much class and love that you almost wish the story would keep going. You feel for the characters with your heart and soul.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Release Day/Review - Return to the Island by L.B. Dunbar


Cover Design: Shanoff Formats
Release Date: October 13, 2017
 

Synopsis

The Island awaits your return Ties severed too soon. What was real? What was fantasy? Two lost souls. Two broken hearts. One deserted island. I’ll find you, she said. I’ll be waiting, he replied. Return to the island to discover the truth. The island is waiting for you.

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Signed Paperbacks of Redemption Island & Return to the Island
 
 

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Redemption Island (Island Duet One) by L.B. Dunbar
 
 
 

About the Author

Avid drinker of Coca-Cola, L.B. Dunbar loves the sweet things in life. Her affair with all things romantic began with her first book at the tender age of six: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One can never forget her first! From there, the reading journey includes a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused, yes, that’s the correct word, of having an over active imagination; to her benefit, such an imagination works well. Author of over a dozen novels, she’s created small town worlds, rock star mayhem, and MMA chaos. Her other duties in life include: mother to four growing children and wife to the one and only.  

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Reviewed by Annie 

 4 Sexy Heels

 
Return to the Island is the conclusion of the Island Duet. After the huge cliffhanger in the first book, I wasn't sure where this book was going to take me. I was left questioning if Tack and Juliet were just figments of each other's imagination and they were ripped apart by a hurricane that cuts their sentences on the island short. 

This book takes you through what happened to them after they left the island...who they've become. Once they finally find each other, the question remains can redemption and forgiveness transfer to the "real world." Find out how Tack and Juliet find each other again and if they can find redemption and forgiveness within each other. This book had lots of twists and even some jaw dropping moments that left me shaking my head and turning the pages.

I will admit the concept around this book was hard for me to wrap my head around...forgiving someone involved in your gang rape. As someone who has been abused, I am not sure if I could do what Juliet did in this book. But despite my own point of reference...this was a good book. Check it out.

Reviewed by Sue  

 4 Sexy Heels



Return to the Island is the second and final book in the Island Duet. Can Tack and Juliet find their way to one another? This book takes place nearly two years after their island "adventure". Juliet finds out that there is so much more to the redemption and restoration she was promised on the island. She has convinced herself to some extent that she may have conjured up Tack in order to get the healing she needed. Tack on the other hand firmly believes that Juliet was real and has spent his time trying to find her and to continue to make "restoration" for the harm that was caused to Juliet.

When they finally find each other, will they be able to make it in the real world or does their love only work on the island? They both need to find out who and what they are-to themselves, to others and to each other. Will they have their happily ever after? Or is what happened in the past destined to keep them apart forever?

 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Release Blitz - Tempt the Playboy by Natasha Madison












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play·boy
ˈplāˌboi/
noun
a wealthy man who spends his time enjoying himself, especially one who behaves irresponsibly or is sexually promiscuous.
Synonyms: socialite, pleasure seeker.



Noah
I have it all, money, looks, and any woman I want.
Till I meet her and my universe is knocked on its ass and she wants nothing to do with me.

Kaleigh
My motto: never date the same man twice. I have less chance of breaking my heart that way.
Till my eyes land on the only man I’ll break my rule for.

She thinks she can run. That I’ll let her get away.

He thinks he can handle a woman like me.
He has no idea.

A man who has it all needs one thing and one thing only. A temptress.

Watch me Tempt the Playboy.






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When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...

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 Reviewed by Annie

 5 Sexy Heels

 

The first book in this series was so unbelievably amazing that when I saw that there would be another book in the series, I couldn't wait to read it. Austin and Lauren's story was epic and this book only rounds out their story and gives you the added bonus of Noah and Kaleigh's story. If you read the first book then I know you were wondering about the two of them...I know I did. I wouldn't say this is a standalone, it there are a bunch of details from the first book. So, my suggestion is do yourself a favor and download Tempt the Boss and binge read these two book.

Noah, Austin's best friend...sigh. I think started to fall in love just a little bit in the first book. I will admit that while I was laughing so hard tears were coming out of my eyes that Noah was just an added bonus. This book seamlessly spins Noah's story of how Kaleigh "tempts" but more like "tames" the playboy with her own playgirl ways while giving you more of Austin and Lauren's story. Noah has met his match with Kaleigh...she is witty and oh so perfectly pervy and sexy. She is Noah's kryptonite. These two are so perfect for each other in so many ways and this book is full of hot sexy times. Don't miss out on this amazing series and this amazing book. You will not be disappointed.