Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Review: Fervent by Gemma James

Fervent (Condemned, #3)Fervent by Gemma James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★★
Characters: ★★★★★

Overall rating: 5.0

I read these 3 books back to back, lay one down, pick up the next. They were that good, and each book was darker than the last. And I do love dark reads!!

This book picks right up where Rampant left off, Raft and Alex have been kidnapped. They are in the trunk of a car. And that's all I can tell you about that without giving anything away.

This book was a MAJOR twist of the whole series. I didn't see all of it coming, and more than once an audible gasp escaped me along with a few, "What the Fucks". And that is what I loved. That it wasn't predictable, that it didn't even give me a chance to guess, cause the things that happened weren't even on my radar.

If you love dark erotica reads, this series will be right up your alley. The first book was so tame and mild compared to this third book, that at times it doesn't seem possible that it's all part of the same series! But you have to read this series as it's intended so you don't miss a thing!

Warning, all books end in major cliffhangers, including this one, and now I wish I would've waited to read it until the fourth book was out, (Vagrant comes out on August 18, 2015), but at the same time, I wouldn't trade a *second* of the ride so far!

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Review: Faith by Terry Towers

FaithFaith by Terry Towers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★★

Overall rating: 4.3

To others our story would read as some insane horror story about a couple of disturbed and delusional people and not the love tale that it was, but that’s all right.
This book was quite a surprise, i've read Terry Tower's books before, and always enjoyed them. I didn't know about this one until it popped up on my Amazon as a recommended read. Thank you Amazon!

"There's something to be said about looking into the darkest depths of your partner's mind and, after having a glimpse behind the black curtain of their soul, still loving them despite it -- even because of it."
This book sucked me right in from the beginning, and while I felt that Tanner could have ended up as a stronger character I understood that sometimes love does conquer all. As it was in the case of this book.

It was a bit difficult to wrap my head around the Christian overtones in this book, with a dark erotica, but I do think that Ms. Towers pulled it all together nicely.

Emily was a pastor's daughter, and was raised by Proverbs 31 -- that she should be a woman of virtue and humility, eager to be a dutiful wife and mother. Meeting Tanner threw all those beliefs out the window. She was to be his slave and his whore. A role that was completely out of her element...but at the same time, there was something about it, with Tanner, that made her crave it.

Tanner starts out as a very dark character, but slowly, over time, he seems to sink into Emily's web instead of the other way around. No, he doesn't turn into a born again Christian, but he is able to give Emily what she needs and craves, even if Emily didn't know she wanted those things herself.

This book is dark, but there is a light, albeit dim, that starts to shine. For me this was a page turner. It was twisted with a lot of surprises. I love that in a book!!

Looking forward to reading more from this author in the future!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: Beneath The Burn by Pam Godwin

Beneath the BurnBeneath the Burn by Pam Godwin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★
Story: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★★

Overall rating: 4.0

4 "Burn for me, baby" Stars
This was my first book by Pam Goodwin, and it won't be my last. This book was great! Lots of twists and turns, and some darkness and hotness... what more could a new fan ask for?

"You build me up and turn me inside out. I've never felt so defenseless and daring at the same time."
This is the story of Charlee, a girl on the run from a black and dangerous past, and Jay Mayard a rising star star in the music world. And Roy, the man that can bring about destruction to both of them.

Jay first meets Charlee when he goes into a tattoo parlor to get a tat to cover the scars on his back. The scars are horrific and he just wants them blacked out. Charlee sees beauty and strength in the scars and she decides to bring the strength out in Jay. Problem is, Jay can't stand to be touched. At. All. Charlee does her best to put a tat on a guy that doesn't want what she's imagining, and doesn't want to be touched.

She only gets part of the tat done that night, but it's enough for Jay to know he wants her to complete it.. problem is, Charlee has disappeared. Vanished.

Enter Roy. This man is horrible, mean, cruel, and Charlee belongs to him. Has for years. And will for many more. Eight more to be exact before she is able to slip out of his clutches again.

Charlee and Jay's journey is a rocky one. But there is one thing they have in common... they love each other, and will do anything for each other.

This book gripped my heart in all the right places and twisted me up with fear for the MCs. It's a ride I won't soon forget!

Some of the fun parts of the books was the whole new vocabulary of words and one liners I picked up from Jay and his rock star band! If only I could find a way to weave some of these into my daily conversations!
Blue ovaries frustrated
Go eat a dick
I have to say this author has a great imagination, and the words actually make sense in their context!

I really enjoyed this read and I'll be looking up Pam Goodwin for more!!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Review: Rampant by Gemma James

Rampant (Condemned, #2)Rampant by Gemma James

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★★

Overall rating: 4.3

What a twisted, fuck up, dark story... I loved it!
This book picks up right where book one ended, and the darkness level has definitely been turned WAY up in book 2 of this series!
"Rafe was dead. Last night I'd lived a dream, so vivid I could still feel him against me. But I'd never feel him again. Never hear his voice, his laughter. Never breathe in the musk of his skin, feel the sweat of his brow at my breasts. Never again lose my breath to the vice of his hands around my throat. I'd give anything to get that back, even if giving up control terrified me." - Alex
Alex thinks Rafe is dead, and she's being held prisoner by her step-brother, Zach, who fancies himself in love with little sister. Zach is so twisted, and Ms. James really knows how to get into the character's head, in turn getting the character into the reader's head.
"Nighttime always hit hard, when the dark wee hours of morning choked me with loneliness" - Alex
Zach drugs Alex with Ecstasy and rapes her, brutally, marking her body as his, and her only escape to to think of Rafe, which becomes her downfall.

But the major twist that shows up straight out of the gate is almost gut wrenching and the twists and turns don't stop there.. if you love dark reads this one will hold you captive, all the way to the cliffhanger ending! Better have book 3 locked and loaded in your e-reader.. trust me, as soon as you get to the last page of this one, you'll want to start the next one right away.

Wrong. Yes. But, OMG, I can't get enough!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Review: Hunted by L.J. Dee

Hunted (The Hunter Brothers #5)Hunted by L.J. Dee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was given this ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★★★
Characters: ★★★★★

Overall rating: 5.0
5 "Hunt me baby!" Stars!

Hunted, book 5 and final book in this series was more than I could have even asked for.

In this book we hear from the brothers, Lucas, Roman, Charlie and Tyler. Roman has arranged some "family time" for the brothers and their others, and in true Hunter Brother's fashion, not a whole lot goes as planned.

This series is one of my favorites and I was thrilled when the author offered me an ARC of this book to review. I devoured it, much like I did all the others in this series. If you've read the first four books, you'll know that each book was told from the wife/girlfriend/SO's point of view with the final chapter(s), told from the respective brother's point of view. I really looked forward to those chapters, to hear from the brothers. So when this book was going to be all from their POV, with a fresh, not regurgitated story, as sometimes happens when you write a book solely from another character's point of view in the same series, I knew I *had* to read it! I was *not* disappointed!

Thank you, LJ, for allowing me to read this one in advance. I can't wait to see where you go next!

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Review: Torrent by Gemma James

Torrent (Condemned, #1)Torrent by Gemma James

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★★
Story: ★★★
Characters: ★★★

Overall rating: 3.6
4 *What A Surprise* Stars

"What we shared was pure obsession, nothing more and nothing less, it was the sweetest madness in hell."
This one started out a little slow for me, but at around 50% it picked up and never slowed down!

Rafe was sent to jail for 8 years for a crime he didn't commit. Accused of raping his best friends sister he lost his fighting career and the respect of many of his friends and neighbors. But there were still those that never believed he was guilty.

Alex is the girl that sent him to prison and she knows he's coming back for her. And now that he's been in released after 8 long years, she knows her days are numbered.

And she's right.

She packs a bag, intent on running, from not only the threat of Rafe, but from her step-brother, Zach and all the demons he's caused in Alex's life. She never gets the chance to leave, Rafe gets to her first.

Alex loved Rafe, the Rafe he was when they were kids, but after 8 years of hard time, he's not the same protector she remembers. He's cruel and twisted and live to humiliate and debase Alex, making her pay for her false accusations.

"Nothing mattered so long as she surrendered her soul to my demon and let him devour her."
But, Rafe realizes there is something darker at play here, a secret that Alex is keeping from him. Something even darker than he can imagine.

"Howl for me. Come undone. I'll put you back together."
He will get the truth out of her by
means possible. Sex is his weapon, and Alex is his downfall. But Rafe knows her one real weakness, will he use it against her to get at the truth? There's only one way to find out. Read. This. Book!

*Warning*, this book ends in a major cliffhanger, so be sure to have book two on hand as it's picks up in the very moment this one ends. I promise you, once you hit the last page of this one, you'll want to turn the first page on the second one!

This was a great ride, and I can't wait to see where the next book takes me!

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Review: Hear Me by Skye Warren

Hear MeHear Me by Skye Warren

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★
Story: ★★★★★
Characters: ★★★★★

Overall rating: 4.6

5 *Twisted me up* Stars

I don't even know how to begin to review this one! It's a total mindfuck! It turns and twists and never lets you see what's coming around the next corner. It's dark, tortured, and even heartbreaking at times, and I wouldn't trade a single minute of this read. The only thing I wish is that I could go back and read it for the first time all over again.

Sam finds Melody, a slave who has managed to escape a living hell with evil, vile and sadistic Masters, washed up on a beach close by. He takes her in and cares for her. When she wakes up, she remembers nothing, just bits and pieces, and she's lost the ability to speak.

But what Melody does seem to remember is her training, not many specifics, mainly that she's suppose to "please her Master" at all costs... and she believes that Sam is her new Master. She does everything she can to please him, but he rejects her. Not because he doesn't want her, but because Sam has his own dark secrets and a slave girl is the last thing he needs. Has Melody only managed to trade one evil hell for one far worse? Can she escape a second time? Where will she go? Where will she hide?

This is by far my favorite book that I've read recently by Skye Warren. I couldn't put it down! She does know how to spin a dark erotic story!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Review: Trust In Me by Skye Warren

Trust in MeTrust in Me by Skye Warren

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★★★
Story: ★★★★
Characters: ★★★

Overall rating: 3.6

I was pleasantly surprised with this book. After reading Keep Me Safe, I was a little leary of this one.

It took me a while to get into this book, it seemed repetitious, Tyler was constantly apologizing and Mia was constantly getting beat just for the sake of being beat with no real cause or definition. Yes, I know the situation she was in. Yes I know this is Dark Erotica, it's pretty much all I read these days.I love dark erotica, but I also need the story to flow with some meaning.

Carlos saved Mia from the street, took her in, fed her, clothed her, made her his main "whore". But then he'd just go off and start beating her, or one of the other men would. And some of the beatings, it really didn't seem plausible that Mia could survive as long as she did after all that she went through. But I have to admit, during those scenes, I actually had to try and catch my breath. If Mia couldn't breathe, neither could I.

The book did pick up and hold my interest. Other characters were brought in that helped the story along, and made it an enjoyable ride to the finish.

The one thing that I felt was left unfinished was, what happened to, and with, Trunk?

This one was good enough that I will read Hear Me. Hopefully the trend will continue and I'll enjoy it even more than the last.

The price of the book, currently $3.99 USD, for 142 pages (Kindle edition), I felt was a little high seeing how Hear Me is $2.99 for 161 pages and Keep Me safe is currently $.99 for 95 pages.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Review: Keep Me Safe by Skye Warren

Keep Me SafeKeep Me Safe by Skye Warren

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Writing: ★★
Story: ★★
Characters: ★

Overall rating: 1.6
2 *Yawning* Stars
I just accidently re-read this book. *Face Palm* I picked up Trust in Me and realized that it was second in the series, and found that I already had this one! SCORE!



Okay.. I read it, came to review it and found that I'd already read it, but never reviewed and/or rated it. But seems I found it pretty boring last year too, cause this year was the same, boring. The plot was all over the place. And it must have been boring enough that I forgot that I even read it once before. So there's a day i'll never get back.

It was still a yawnfest, and took me way longer to read it than it should have seeing how it was less than 100p.

I am going to try and read the next book in the series since i already purchased it... we'll see!

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And here is how I knew that I'd already read it.. my progress updates from a year ago!

05/13/2014marked as:currently-reading
30.0%"Oh dear God...


05/19/2014marked as:read

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