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Yet another erotic parody where a light is shone on all the dirty, crazy, squishy things dwelling in your romances.
When a stag party goes terribly wrong, Virginia Chaste loses her memory of all the best bits of her fiancé, Karl whatsisface. She awakens with her tongue stuck to the castle floor, a suspicion that someone kissed her, a missing fiancé, and no idea what will happen next. Luckily Dangerous Bob can show her the way.
All she has to do is join Zagan Grimm, rock star and demon, he of the radioactive cock, to retrieve the ultimate sex book, the Necrosexi-texmexicon, from the depths of the Zon, then she can get her fiancé back, even if she’d rather sell his castle and make a million dollars.
Then she absolutely has to remember not to have a spectacular, tentacular ménage with Zagan and Karl whatsisface.
With so many things to remember, Virginia may forget the last one.
Yes, a big, fat warning to all those with pristine, well-vacuumed minds: Here Be Tentacles.


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This story is an outrageously crazy…. When Virginia is awoke by a kiss she can’t remember anything, and is surprised to find out that she is engaged to Karl.  She and Dangerous Bob set off on a mission to find the necosexi-texmexicon before it makes it to Zon.  They first have to find Zagan the sex demon rock star with a radioactive cock, who is the only one that can help.

They set off on this crazy mission, Virginia and her  six men, to save Karl and the Sea Wolves and send the nexosexi-texmexicon back to where is can’t have a chance to destroy the world.

The characters are hilarious and unpredictable, the story was quite unbelievable (but that is the point).  I enjoyed reading this book; it was funny and had very interesting sexual encounters that made you want to know what else can happen to Virginia on this quest to save the world, will she remain a virgin or will she give in to her demon sex rock star, will she remember who Karl is, will her world ever be normal?  So many questions, so little time, you need to check this out to see how it will end…




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Cari Silverwood is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of BDSM stories and dark erotic fiction.

She writes the way the world should be – dangerous and sexy with bullets piercing the darkness and lovers wrenched close by ropes. When you need escape, when you need that rough lover to bring you to your knees, here you will find stories to singe your fingers. The taste of adventure, the tang of BDSM, the burn of fantasy run wild. Brace yourselves, if you dare to read.

And…in this real world, she has a lovely family in Australia, with the prerequisite teenager who dwells in the dark bedroom catacombs…a husband who raises eyebrows when he catches glimpses of what she writes, and a menagerie of other animals barking, meowing, and swimming about the place.

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Cooper by Harper Sloan ~ Review ~ Penny Pam

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Cooper (Corps Security, #4)

Written by Harper Sloan

Published June 19, 2014

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Do you take me seriously? Because I don’t. I use my jokes and easygoing personality to hide the pain I’ve felt since he took his last breath. I’m adrift without my partner in crime, my best friend…my brother. I can taste the vengeance just within my grasp.

Until she barges into my life. Promising me happiness and a peace I’ve been craving for years. She is the sun to my darkness, the happy to my despair.

But she holds secrets. Just like I do. She holds hers close, where I just pray mine don’t rock the walls we’re trying to build.

Now I’m stuck at a crossroads between my desire for revenge and my craving for her and the life we could have together—and I have no idea which road I should travel.

All I know with crystal clear certainty is that the past has the power to destroy it all.


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Have you guys read the Corps Security Series yet?  If your answer is no…. go read it, Please!

I love this series, you can’t help but fall in love with each and every character.  They are not perfect, they each have some issues, but that is what makes them loveable, at least to me.

In Cooper, we get Ash and Chelcie, and neither one will disappoint.  I knew after reading Beck that this one would either crush me or lift my spirits….. I am not crushed.  Their story is just so real and raw, I mean what those two have had to deal with, it is really too much for most people, but together they help each other.  It is a great story, one that if you have read the previous books, you will not want to miss this one.

Harper Sloan is the type of author that brings so much life to her characters that you can actually picture them in your head.  I want to live there, just to look at all of her eye candy she writes about.  The story lines are so believable that you can’t question a single thing.  Harper is one author that if I ever get a chance to meet, I will bow at her feet.  Harper, thank you for sharing these gorgeous men and women with us, and I can’t wait to read more.

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Harper SloanHarper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed ‘Estrogen Ocean’, much to her husbands chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero–the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn’t take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.


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New Release and Giveaway ~ Insomnia by Bethany Bazile

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Book Title: Insomnia
Author: Bethany Bazile
Genre: Erotic Romance (Novella)
Release Date: June 28, 2014
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I was arrogant, pushy, controlling, and I was fine with that. What I couldn’t control were my dreams. Memories haunted me there.

Even after over a decade, I found I couldn’t outrun them. Returning to the place they lived only seemed to trigger a landslide. I couldn’t focus, couldn’t sleep. Some people drank a warm cup of milk, cuddled up with a book, or threw back a couple shots.


I fucked my way to sleep.

Every single night, I lost myself in pussy. For a long time, it was the only way I knew to get to sleep. But it was getting less and less effective. I slept shorter periods of time before the dreams started.
There was only one hope for my insomnia and she was sexy, intelligent, and unexpected. I wanted to exhaust myself in her sexy little body and let her soothe me to sleep.

The only problem… she was my therapist, and I’d have to break her code of conduct and totally corrupt her before I made her mine.

***Warning: This is an Erotic Serial and contains explicit sexual content and language.***

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Bethany Bazile reads, writes, and lives in the Northeast with her husband and two amazing kids. Her passion for writing was born from a love affair between books and music. She loves books that draw her in and won’t release her until she’s inhaled every word, panting with excitement. Then she realizes the sun came up, but the loss of sleep was so worth it. When she isn’t reading, she’s conjuring up steamy love scenes and hot romance stories to share with fellow romance lovers. She can’t function without her cup of coffee and operates on a vampire-like time-frame.


I shrugged, checked my watch, and ran my finger over the ring on my right hand. I watched her put the end of the pen in her mouth and it was all I could focus on. I became completely fucking captivated by the way she bit on it, the tip of her tongue swirling around the stick. Jesus… I shifted in my seat as my erection grew heavy—straining against my jeans.

I glanced down at my watch again as a way to stop imagining my cock taking the pen’s place in her mouth.

“Are you in a hurry, Mr. Pierce?” I looked up as she uncrossed then recrossed her legs, wiggling slightly in her seat. She had a sensual lure to her that cried out to me, and I’d grown tired of beating around the bush. I never had a problem expressing what I needed from a woman, and I wasn’t going to start now. I met her gaze directly, and she was too prideful to look away, but she wanted to.

“Xander.” I corrected her again.

“What?” She pretended not to have heard me, but she just wasn’t comfortable calling me by my name.

“If I have to tell you one more time to call me Xander, I will pin you to your desk and make you scream it until you get it right.”

She stared at me, mouth slightly agape and eyes widened. “Excuse me?”

“I think I was clear.”

She broke eye contact, dropped her notepad on the table in front of her, and rose. She was clearly trying to put some distance between us, but she’d inadvertently gone to stand right in front of the desk I’d referred to.

“Why are you here, Mr—Xander? What is it you really want?”

I smiled as she caught herself from calling me Mr. Pierce again. It was too impersonal, and she used the formality to keep up that cinderblock wall she’d built between us. I rose from the chair and walked over to her. She clutched the edge of the desk and tensed from my violation of her personal space. I leaned into her and she tilted back as far as possible.

“I want to sleep, Ms. Shaw, but if I can’t do that…” I trailed my lips across her jaw and took pleasure in the shiver that passed through her body. “I want to fuck.” I bit down on her earlobe. “You.”

She gasped. “That’s not something I can help you with.” But her tone—all trembling and throaty—told me she ached to offer me some relief.

“But you want to.” I licked the soft skin of her neck and felt her jaw muscles tighten as she gritted her teeth.

God, how wanted to break her, send her over the edge so she would release those soft moans and let out the claws I knew she hid. I slid my hand over the back of her thigh, slowly moving past the silky fabric of her stockings to the warm, soft skin above. I felt heat radiating from her pussy as I slid my finger higher. I buried my head in her neck and focused on burying my finger into her wet heat.

I moved my hand over the crotch of her panties, and she jerked as if I’d electrocuted her. Fuck… I’d felt the current too. I’ve never wanted to bury my cock in a woman as much as I did this one.

What the fuck is it about her?

I traced the edge of her panties, and just as I was about to get what I really wanted from Avery, she reached out and put her hand on my forearm.

“Xander, please…”

Now she calls me by my name.

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Cover Reveal ~ Trusted ~ by Vicki Green

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Release Date: June 30, 2014
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Pearl Dunaway is an aspiring painter and comes from wealth, but you’d never know it by looking at her. She lives in her yoga pants, tank tops, tennis shoes and loves to wear her long dark hair up in a high ponytail. Her career takes a drastic change when she becomes owner of a new bar. Her life is a happy one, full of love from her family and friends, yet she feels like something is missing. Something important. The love of a man. Then ‘He’ walks into her bar.Harley Sanders comes from a rough life. His parents abandoned him at a young age and lived in several foster care homes that were unkind. Learning not to trust anyone, he’s always been a loner. When he was eighteen he started traveling to find a better life. Needing money he stopped off at a bar and a nice woman taught him how to bartend as well as other things. He traveled to many cities and he would bartend at various bars in each city to get the money needed to forge ahead to the next one. He needs nothing or no one until one day his travels land him in a Florida town and to a new bar. His heart beats for the first time when he meets the owner. but can he learn to trust her?A beautiful woman and a man who won’t have anything to do with her. Will Pearl get through to this hot and sexy man? Can he ever trust her enough to let her in?

*Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


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Vicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and currently resides in Olathe, Kansas. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel’s Shadow and Mocha. She has been working full time at the same Company for 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents, who are both gone now but are still in her heart and mind daily.
Vicki enjoys reading Romance books which is what inspired her to begin writing this book. She has always admired Author’s dedication and hard work. She had a dream that played out for over a year, came home one day after work and decided to put it on a word document to see how it read and that became ‘My Savior Forever’, the beginning of her Forever Series.
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Publisher: Limitless Publishing
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Life has never been the same since she left…
Booze helps dull the heartache at times and others it only fuels my anger. 
Fights don’t matter. Win or lose its all the same shit. 
Until…one night, one fight.
Who knew one night would change everything. She’s back, and my heart doesn’t 
stand a chance. 
But this may be a fight I’m willing to lose.
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I am an independent author excited about releasing my first novel very soon. A big dream coming true!!! I’m all country…the kinda country where green grass grows and corn pops up in rows….love Miranda and her bad ass music!!! Just a simple country girl getting one story out of her head at a time…I always fall hard for a trucker style hat…especially if it’s a John Deere hat….loves me a good ol’ farm boy!!!!!!
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Blog tour~ Book Review ~ Come Sundown ~ by Chelsea Landon (Penny Stephanie)

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Title: Come Sundown
Author: Chelsea Landon
Release Date: May 27, 2014
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Erin Evans is the kind of girl no guy wants to be in a relationship with. She’s controlling and never backs down when she thinks she’s right.Knowing this, and rightfully fearing her last few years in her twenties will be like the last five, she looks for some adventure.That’s when her best friend convinces her to go on vacation with her to the Bahamas.On the land of white sand, coconut rum, and a cloudless sky, what she never expects is to meet Tyler Weston, a local bartender with a sweet tongue for the pretty girls. He’s tattooed, entertaining, and living the dream in paradise as he sets her drinks and her world on fire.As the moon lights the city, Erin unexpectedly becomes infatuated with Tyler and his bartending skills when he offers her the challenge of trying his Black Magic drink her first night on Paradise Island.Hoping to get some more alone time with Tyler, she sets out on a mission to try every drink on the menu while on vacation. And after one night and one Black Magic drink, both of which she can barely remember, results into two weeks of exciting possibilities she never saw coming.Can Erin put aside her cynical side and let the dirty-mouthed bartender show her what island life and love are really like?



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If you visit a place called Paradise what would you expect to find?  Beautiful beaches, drinks by the blue water, gorgeous island boys, a way just to forget your life for a little while; well that is exactly what Erin found and so much more.

Erin could have never guessed what was in store for her when she decided to take her friend up on the trip to the Bahamas.  She felt as though her life was falling apart.  She was the epitome of an obsessive control freak, so to have her world crumbling around her didn’t work for her.  But she had no idea what she was in for when she sat down at the little bar on the beach and met her island boy, Tyler Weston.

Tyler Weston was the island boy with the looks and charm to make any girl melt.  He could flirt with the best of them, but he had no idea what an affect city girl, Erin, was going to have on him and his life when she sat down at his bar and decided to try every drink on the menu.

The instant attraction that Erin had for Tyler was undeniable, she just had no idea that he did truly what to be whatever she needed.  Neither one knew what could come from their one night stand, or eleven day stand, but the ride that they were in for made an amazing story.

There were so many great quotes throughout this book.  Some were silly and sweet and others had great meaning for life, this one in particular from Tyler to Erin really touched me:

“You need to learn to let go and see the good in everything, city girl.  You keep thinking like that, and you’ll be six feet under and never have really lived your life.  We’re all going to die someday. That doesn’t matter.  How you live matters.  It’s making it worth it.”

This book is about love lost and love found, about living life to the fullest and not just living but making the choice to LIVE.  This story made me laugh and it made me cry.  The characters are loveable and relatable; Chelsea Landon did an amazing job capturing the true essence of living life to the fullest through the story of Erin and Tyler… I am so glad that I read it and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.


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I had never been on a jet ski before, and after ten minutes of skimming over the gentle waves, I wasn’t sure I ever would again. Tyler thought it was hilarious to dump me off the back when I thought I saw a shark.

True, it wasn’t a shark, but a dolphin.

“Even the sharks won’t hurt you,” he said, still laughing as I clung to his back, fearing for my life.

“The fuck you say,” I wailed, refusing to even look at the playful dolphin nudging the side of the jet ski. “Where I come from, sharks bite.”

Tyler ignored me and reached down, running his hand over the dolphin’s nose. “He’s just curious about you.”

I wasn’t so sure about that but when we got to the swimming pigs, I had another momentary freak-out.

“Holy Jesus, are those pigs?” I was practically standing on the jet ski trying to distance myself from them.

Tyler looked up at me as he treaded water with them. “What do they look like?”


“Well I suppose they’re pigs then.” He rubbed the top of a gray and black one’s head.

“Jump in.” He gave a nod with his head, the pigs all around him now, like they were old friends.

I gave him a horrified look. “No. Pigs shouldn’t swim.”

“Says who?”

“Me. I say that.”

“Don’t be a pussy. It’s a fucking pig. He ain’t gonna bite.”

“He won’t?”

Tyler wouldn’t lie to me, would he?

“No.” He looked at me and his eyes darkened. “I might.”

Pigs apparently don’t bite. Well at least they didn’t bite me. They sniffed me and invaded my space, but no biting.

Being out in the water this way offered some sights you wouldn’t usually see on the beach. I saw pigs swimming, tasted a fresh pineapple, went through a secret canyon, kissed under another waterfall, and ran my hands over a stingray.

“I can’t believe how blue the water is,” I said, my chin resting on Tyler’s shoulder when we stopped about a half mile from the beach.

“It’s the way the light reflects off the water that gives it that clear blue appearance.”

My favorite part, maybe the most memorable?

I was straddling Tyler on his sun-drenched jet ski, when his palm met my breast over my bikini and I knew where it was heading again. His thumb grazed my nipple, his other hand brushing over my sun-sizzling skin until it was wrapped around my neck and pulling my kiss to his. My lashes fluttered closed. His lips were so soft and tender, pouring emotion and sweet desperation into his touch…something you wouldn’t think someone having just a short-lived island romance would do.

The kiss deepened as he gathered me up drawing me into his chest. My legs fell to the sides and squeezed, rubbing against his hardness. Shivers shot through my entire body at the contact. “You’re addicted, aren’t you?” he asked, his lips at my ear.

I moaned and he grunted at the contact, his hand moving to wrap around my waist, grinding me into him once again. “I am.” I kissed him again, slow and deep. “Are you?”

As the jet ski rocked in gentle movements, his hands untied my bikini strings, lifting me slightly so my bottoms were fisted in his hand at my hip. He lifted me again, his hands fumbling between us. His eyes found mine, shades of blue revealing a sweet sadness. “I’m obsessed,” he murmured, the warm glow from the waters dancing against his skin as sunlight reflected off each ripple.


1. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

2. Talk Dirty – Jason Derulo

3. Short Change Hero – The Heavy

4. Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

5. When The Lights Go Out – The Black Keys

6. Radioactive – Kings of Leon

7. Toes – Zac Brown Band

8. Won’t Let Go – Black Stone Cherry

9. Ordinary World – Duran Duran

10. I Love A Rainy Night – Eddie Rabbitt

11. Drink You Away – Justin Timberlake

12. Freaks – French Montana

13. Almost Lover – Jasmine Thompson

14. Dancin’ Away With My Heart – Lady Antebellum

15. Dust to Dust – The Civil Wars

16. Happiness – The Fray

17. Am I Wrong – Nico & Vinz


“Hey, city girl, what’s your pleasure?”


“I’ll let you in on a little secret, though…city girl, if you want me to take you home…you could just ask me.”


“I told you” — he took a drag from his cigarette and then flicked it away — “I would be anything you needed.”


“You make me lose my mind,” he said.

“You help me keep mine.”


“Your whiskey sour set my soul on fire.”


“I blame you for my inability to walk in a straight line. Your drinks suck,” I said, wiping sand from my lips and cheek.

“Or you could…” he said, gesturing to our current position with me cradled in his lap.


“It doesn’t matter how you look at it, Erin. A heart is always on the line.”

Something Worth Saving – Released Feb 1, 2014

It was one night, one fate and something tragic destroying something beautiful.Heavy sheets of smoke curling and rolling together constricting my visions of this life I had.You see that there?That wrenching pain in your gut knowing not everything as it seems?Look closer. That nervous energy you now have, stumbling over words you can’t say, a voice muffled under a mask, a moaning plea to be saved, slurred words on the tip of your tongue, there’s the something tragic.When I have nothing left to give, nothing left to say, it’s him that brings me back to the moment, in the arms of my firefighter, the warmth of his heart and body, struggling to save his family.

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Just Enough – Coming Aug 2014

I want out of this town.I want to leave and never look back.He doesn’t knock when he comes in, he never needs to. He knows, as well as I do, my door is always open, waiting.I crave him. I do. He knows this, I think, I know, and I believe he craves me too. Why else would he come back?It’s his determination and his will that gets me. That determination keeps me waiting for him in a dreary bay. I’ve always heard my friends say they wanted the rich guy to take them out of this small town that seems to hold us all captive.Lincoln wasn’t that guy. At first look, he’s a fisherman, married to the sea and weighted by her waves.Who is he to me?He’s someone who gives just enough.He shows me a different way of thinking. A way to give more than just enough.

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A stay-at-home mom, Chelsea spends her days drinking entirely too much caffeine, baking sugar-sweet treats she never eats, playing on Pinterest, and jotting down notes for her novels. A dreamer at heart, she’s been creating happily-ever-afters. She’s a lover, a writer, a dreamer, would rather type than speak, wants to remember everything, loves lots of ice in her drinks, and is slightly introverted.


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SNEAK PEEK ~ THE STAGE ~ by Shelby Rebecca

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Book Title:The Stage
Author:Shelby Rebecca
Genre: New Adult Rock Star Romance
Release Date:July 2, 2014
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Mia the saint.

Kolton the sinner.

Kolton Royce is a tatted, bad boy rock star at the top of his game.

Mia Phoenix is an overly responsible nineteen-year-old striving for stardom since losing her parents in a house fire.

When Mia ends up on Kolton’s team for the debut of the new nationwide singing competition, The Stage, she’s not sure if it’s her or her voice that he’s hellbent to control.

After he takes special interest in her welfare, they’ve been warned, any contact between them outside of filming is strictly forbidden.

He has other ideas.

She’s a phoenix rising from the ashes, the only one who understands the pain that lies beneath the persona. Though he’s not sure if he’s too bad for her, he can’t stay away.

All sinners have a past. All saints have a future. But, does being born in fire make the fissures weak in all the wrong places, or stronger than they’ve ever known?


I wait for Kolton on the front porch swing. Earlier, while he was in the shower, I opened the back doors of the helicopter and got my bag out. I’ve packed my clothes and am staring out at the hill with all the cacti and desert bushes. I hear his steps coming toward me, and he sits down next to me, much calmer now.

“You need to bring the phone I gave you everywhere. Promise me.”

“Why?” He glares at me, so I concede. “I promise.” I’m struck by the green in his eyes, the red fleck embedded into them like rust. He picks up my legs and drapes them over his thighs as he moves closer.

My eyes closed as he takes charge, wrapping his fingers around the back of my neck and tilting my chin up with his thumbs. “Look at me,” he says. I open my eyes just long enough to see his pained expression before he eases some of the ache with his lips on mine, soft and expressive, like a song.

His tongue coaxes me to respond, and I do. His hand moves from behind my knee up to my hips as he licks and sucks his way to just below my ear before taking my lips again. I pull his tongue into my mouth, sucking on it. The way he moves inside my mouth makes me crazy for him. I want him. I know I can’t resist.

He takes my upper arms and holds me in place as he kisses me one more time, softly. Then he pulls away. I move toward him and he shakes his head ‘no.’ I realize then, that was our goodbye kiss.

“What happens now?” I ask, my voice shaky.

“Now I try and live without you,” he says. I’m spinning around that statement as he takes my hand, walks me toward his rock star ride, opens the back door to the helicopter and puts my bag inside. We fly away, and all the way home, he never offers to let me take the controls again.



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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.

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What I heard and saw in Howard’s office changed everything. The only question was, what would I do about it?

When Carrie Summers decides to find out what her firm’s client, Howard Weiss, is hiding, she never dreams it will turn her world upside-down. Now she’s caught in a more dangerous situation than she’d ever dreamed and no one is coming to save her. Her heart is broken, but is her spirit strong enough to survive what Howard has planned?

Don’t miss Club Privé Book 5, the heart-pounding thrilling conclusion to M.S. Parker’s Club Privé series.

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I can’t believe the series has come to an end, but oh what an ending it is… The story of Carrie and Gavin continues in book V.  It is some of the hottest sex scenes that I have read, but it also has so much more.  This book had suspense, heartache, love, danger, pure evil, great friends, and a really great looking; sensual, alpha male that also had a sensitive side.

The dynamics in this final book are unbelievable.  I actually found myself holding my breath and hoping that evil did not win.  I am not going to give away anything.  I just want to say that this is an amazing series and a great read.  The author had a great way of pulling the reader in and once you are hooked there is no stopping.  I was happy to see at the end that there is going to be a new series with Carrie’s friend.  I can’t wait for that.


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Book Blitz ~ Conklin’s Blueprints by Brooke Page

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Recent graduate Becca Stine’s all too perfect and predictable life went spiraling out of control when her supposed childhood friend committed the ultimate betrayal. Following college, Becca attempts to bury the pain by retreating into a dangerous lifestyle with her best friend, Jamie Rae. She decides it’s time to grow up after being irresponsible, broken, and out of control. To Becca’s horror, her only option is to return to her hometown of Grand Rapids. Worried she will forever live in the shadow of her prominent family’s notability, Becca decides moving is her only opportunity to get her feet back on the ground. With her best friend in tow, Becca reluctantly heads home to attempt to live her ideal life. 

Little does Becca know the owner of the architecture firm she lands a job with has an intriguingly mysterious son. Tyler Conklin is infatuated with Becca, yet is apprehensive about a public relationship because of his hidden baggage. Not wanting anyone to know about his slight obsession with her, their potential relationship must be kept a secret. Will Becca put up with Tyler’s untold story for long? Will she tolerate being his secret? 


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Becca finally found her courage and faced her tormentors head on to get what she deserved: respect and Tyler Conklin. Becca’s faith in Tyler is solid, but is he willing to completely open up to her? They both have past baggage, and as Becca says, Tyler’s is particularly old. 

With everything they have been through, Becca and Tyler know that secrets get them nowhere. They have made great leaps and bounds in their relationship, but Becca can’t help but feel he is still keeping something from her. Between the local detective snooping around and asking questions at the Conklin building and Tyler’s evasive answers, Becca remains skeptical about his excuses. The detective seems more interested in Tyler’s father’s “projects”, but Tyler’s hands seem to be in the pot as well. 

Unfortunately, Tyler’s past comes back in his face along with his shady business. Will Becca hold true to her new found confidence and claim what’s hers… including Tyler?

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The 3rd Book in the Series is titled
Conklin’s Corruption
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Brooke Page is the independent author of Conklin’s Trilogy.  She and her husband live with their two children in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  When she is not writing, she enjoys using the pottery wheel and reading. 

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Blog Tour ~ Night Owl by M. Pierce ~ Character Interview ~ Review ~ Penny Pam & Penny Lisa

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Night Owl (The Night Owl Trilogy, #1)

Written by M. Pierce

Published on February 11. 2014 (first published on September 6, 2013)

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At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers — all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.

At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal.

Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent…

Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah’s picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that’s passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.


Are you Pennies excited? I am…this is the first joint review for Penny Pam and Penny Lisa. I don’t know about you, but I love to see what two different people think of the same books (I guess that’s why I always read reviews, both before and after a book). Anywhoo……lets get this going, shall we?

5 Pennies


Matt Sky captured me from the start. I will admit, I am a girl who loves it when her bbf have a dirty mouth and are assertive. That first chat session they had, ummm yeah, I was hooked.

Hannah is going through a hard time in her life, she is moving back into her parents house, she has no job, and no boyfriend. Hannah doesn’t realize that things just might be looking up for her when she mistakenly discloses personal information to Night Owl (Matt Sky), but it is going to take some convincing that it was an accident.

Matt is a very private person, he guards everything around him, he has his reasons. Matt did seem like he was going to be more of an a*s than a great bbf, but to me there was no question about it.

True their situation wasn’t always pretty, Matt kept secrets, big ones, but as I said before, he had his reasons.

I will admit that the epilogue killed me, so if you haven’t read the book I am giving you fair warning, I am so very much looking forward to the next book, and have been since the first time I read this book (Yes, I am a re-reader of books) and I really want to give M. Pierce a hug, then maybe a shake or two for that epilogue, but that’s just me.  I give this book a 5 and if I could rate it higher, I would.

5 Pennies

This book held my attention firmly from page one.  There was something about the writing style, pace and quirkiness of the characters that kept me turning page after page after page….late into the night.

Hannah and Matthew have a very unconventional online relationship.  They attempt to shroud their identities from one another to keep their collaborative writing project on a purely professional level.  But when Hannah accidentally sends an updated segment of the story to Matt from her personal email address, a Pandora’s box is opened and Matt can’t resist exploring it.

Matt has a darkness brewing within him.  He becomes very voyeuristic when it comes to Hannah, and the depth level of his voyeurism is revealed with the introduction of Laurence into the story.

Hannah is lovely, educated and creative.  She’s not always made the best decisions where men have been concerned, but knows she wants more than what she has accepted as good enough in the past.  Her curiosity about her writing partner begins to lead her down a path that she might never have imagined she’d travel.

What transpires between these two characters over a short period of time seems perfectly natural as it relates to them and their building relationship.  What might seem implausible in other stories comes off as possible in this book.

It has been two weeks since I read this book and it is still with me.  My mind drifts back to the story, characters, places and scene while leaving me frustrated that I have to wait until later this year for the next two installments to be released.    And while the Epilogue upset some readers, it intrigues me in wanting to know what happens next.

M. Pierce, please reveal yourself so that we can have a better understanding of who wrote this work of genius.


Thank you very much for allowing us the opportunity to participate in this activity.

 Thank you for having me! – M.


 PFMTBB ~ Matt, as a writer, what made you turn to an anonymous person on the internet to become a collaborative writing partner?

 Matt ~ Mm… good question. I needed a break, I guess. A break from my more serious writing. You wouldn’t know it, but I was, as a boy, an avid reader of fantasy novels. It seemed quite natural to seek a writing partner online, where I could retain my privacy and basically call the shots, and the lowbrow tenor of the story didn’t bother me at all – a demon, a supernatural human, an epic quest. I felt nostalgic for the junk I’d read as a young person. Anyway, it was a whim – looking for a writing partner. A fortuitous whim. Once I started writing with Hannah, I couldn’t seem to… stop. Our characters fell in love before we did. The whole thing felt inevitable. Quite a story, if you think about it.


PFMTBB ~ Hannah, how did you feel when Matt put such tight restrictions on that anonymity?

 Hannah ~ I was fine with it, honestly. There’s a lot of sketchy guys online and you can’t be too careful. It did seem a little funny that he was the one being so restrictive. Usually guys online want to know everything about you, you know? ASL and all that. But not Matt. I mean, that’s all he told me – that his name was Matt – and he wouldn’t tell me anything else, and he was adamant about not knowing anything else. He was weirdly professional. I remember trying to read into the few comments he’d write along with his story installments, trying to gauge his mood. Most of the time he just seemed annoyed.


PFMTBB ~ Matt, do you think that Hannah’s accidental breach of the anonymity agreement would have ended differently if you had not found her attractive?

 Matt ~ For sure. Why should I lie? My attraction to Hannah started before I saw her picture. It started when we were writing together. That shit happens too easily online. Then, when I saw her picture, things got… you know. Way worse, or way better. Let’s not kid ourselves, though. Physical attraction matters – it’s a big part of romance. No amount of emotional or intellectual attraction, for me, can make up for a certain, uh… absence in the visual department. If I hadn’t found Hannah attraction, one, I would have been pretty depressed (I liked imagining she was hot), two, I still would have been pissed, and three, I think we would have continued writing together… end of story. I wouldn’t have pursuedher in person. I can barely stand to think about that, though. A life without her.


PFMTBB ~ Matt, what is your favorite color?

 Matt ~ Ha. It’s gray. Gray for clothes, black for cars.


PFMTBB ~ Hannah, how did it feel to move back home at 27?

 Hannah ~ Totally demoralizing. I needed to get my life in order, to get back on my feet financially and emotionally. And for that, I needed my parents. That’s never easy to admit. 27 is pretty damn close to 30, and most 30-year-olds I know… have kids, houses, marriages, careers. Uh, health insurance. Markers of social legitimacy. I was embarrassed to be moving home, but also incredibly grateful that I had a home to go to, you know? Not everyone has parents who will take them back in like mine did. If not for Matt, I’d probably still be living with my parents. And there’s no real shame in that, even if I felt some because of societal standards.


PFMTBB ~ Matt and Hannah, what is the significance in your online names Night Owl and Little Bird?

 Matt ~ She made me get Skype.

Hannah ~ I did not! You’re such a dork.

Matt ~ Cute when you’re angry…

Hannah ~ Such a charmer, Matt.

Matt ~ Mm. I’d be happy to charm your—

Hannah ~ Okay! Let’s answer the question. So, my Skype name just comes from the bird as an icon, which is kind of a meaningful symbol in my life. To me, birds represent freedom and peace. So many things. I’ve owned a lot of bird knickknacks and jewelry over the years. And I made the Skype name when I was younger. I used to use Skype to video chat with my family when I lived in Washington.

Matt ~ She didn’t really make me get Skype. We needed to chat about our collaborative writing thing, though, so I made a new username – my actual username contains my real name, which I didn’t want her to have. When I posted my “ad” seeking a writing partner, I titled it “Night Owl seeking writing partner.” I stay up all night most nights; it’s a thing with me. Sleep difficulties. Anyway, it seemed kind of funny that her username was little.bird. Owls prey on little birds, right?

Hannah ~ You kind of preyed on me.

Matt ~ Mhm, whatever you have to tell yourself baby…


PFMTBB ~ Matt, what was it about the camping trip that was the turning point in your relationship with Hannah and caused you to break things off with Bethany right after?

 Matt ~ You ask good questions. I’m not sure I can even answer this. Not sure I know. Things were getting more intense with me and Hannah, but intense sexually… not emotionally. That started to change on the Fourth of July. Our sex that day was more than sex. It was intimate. I wanted to tell her I loved her, though it seemed too soon. But the camping trip? That was the day I realized I could have fun with Hannah. Actually do things together, enjoy the outdoors together, spend a whole weekend with her. And it wasn’t enough. I realized I wanted more. More of her in my life. So, the realization that it was more than a fling… necessarily became the realization that I had to end it with Bethany.


PFMTBB ~ Hannah, why do you suppose it was so easy to give yourself over to Matt and his demanding ways?

 Hannah ~ Most of my ex-boyfriends were aimless, unmotivated types. Lazy. They complained about their jobs a lot and lacked passion and drive, they had bad work ethics, etc. So, they were hard to admire, especially as time passed and the infatuation of a new relationship wore off. With Matt, that was… completely different. He took charge in every way. There is nothing indecisive about Matt. He knows what he wants in bed and out of it. And sure, that’s a little frustrating sometimes – he can be stubborn and bossy – but it is SUCH a nice change from the wishy-washy guys I dated in the past. Plus, I’m a naturally passive personality, so it gives me pleasure to… you know… yield control. (Blushing now.) Let’s just say Matt’s demanding ways clicked really well with my personality. And… I’ve never wanted someone the way I wanted him.

PFMTBB ~ Hannah, how did you stay strong when Matt pushed you away when he had his breakdown? 

 Hannah ~ That was tough, not gonna lie. Matt basically shut down after his breakdown. No matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to bring him out of his misery. I love him so much, though. Love kept me strong. I knew that he would come through his rough patch. I also knew that if he didn’t come through it, I’d still be there at his side.


PFMTBB ~ Hannah, did you begin to feel like you had come into your own when you started working for Pam?

 Hannah ~ Yes and no. No because I’m really insecure, and it was always in the back of my mind that I got the job because of Matt. Yes because I think I’m pretty good at the job… most of the time. And it’s a job I’ve always wanted. Earning my own money, making a career and a name for myself, even moving out of home, those things gave me a much-needed sense of confidence. And honestly, so many people get jobs because of their connections – I shouldn’t be ashamed of Matt’s assistance. I wish I’d gotten there on my own steam, but that might never have happened.


PFMTBB ~ Thank you both for taking the time to talk with us.  We look forward to what the future holds for both of you.

Matt ~ Our pleasure.

Hannah ~ Thanks for having us!

Matt ~ You’re in a good mood…

Hannah ~ Oh my god. Stop embarrassing me…

Matt ~ Mm… get over here…

Author Bio

M. Pierce is an avid reader, writer, and bestselling author living in Colorado. M owns a rabbit named Laurence (named after Laurence Sterne). M hopes you’ve sampled NIGHT OWL, Book 1 in the Night Owl Trilogy. Books two and three in the Night Owl TrilogyLast Light and After Dark, will be published by St. Martin’s Press / Macmillan in 2014.

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