Thursday, March 31, 2016

Deadpool (Movie Review)

Release Date: February 12, 2016
Genre: Fantasy/Action
Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

I absolutely loved this movie! I don't whether it is because of the constant narration throughout the movie or maybe it was the eye candy within the movie. 

Ryan Reynolds is definitely the best man to play Wade Wilson in this movie. Not only is he considered one of the hottest men on the planet but he actually made me laugh. Not saying that it is hard to make me laugh because let's be honest, it really isn't. Especially if you met me. I'm a really big person on laughing. 

You know laughing works out your stomach. Abs. That's the way to go. I don't even know why I am still typing about this.

Okay, Deadpool. That's what you are all here for. I'm here to deliver. 

If you don't know Deadpool, there is something very wrong with you. Just kidding. I think that he is definitely the ultimate super anti-hero. Don't call him a super hero because he is definitely far from one. This movie is crude and insulting and yet comedic as hell. Gory. Sexy. Lovable. I can use about every single adjective to use for this movie. Well, the ones that I can think of right now when I look at this cover.

You'll actually want the romance in this movie because of the fact that there was a whole back story on them and Deadpool... Whoops, Wade Wilson makes you fall in love with him as a person and his life. This comedic movie is a surprising twist on the usual Marvel super hero genre. 

With a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, I encourage you all to go watch this movie or buy it. Trust me on this.

So Marvel or DC? Pick one and comment in the comments? Jeez, that is repetitive. 

Blog you later, awesome nerds.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Twice Upon A Time - Hope Irving

Published Date: October 31, 2015
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Synopsis: Once upon a time, there was the wandering soul of Morgann, an 8th century Irish calligrapher-monk longing to be reunited with his soul mate. Deirdre was his forbidden love, a witch with whom he wrote a coveted book.

Under her spell, the souls of the star-crossed lovers travel from bodies to bodies until they find each other. Eventually.
That became his quest: unearth her new body and trigger her memory, for she is clueless about whom she once was. Unfortunately their story didn't get a chance to become a fairy tale yet it still turned out as a famous urban legend referred as The Black Angel Book. 

Twice upon a time, not so long ago, there was me, rational and devastated Rose. I needed to get a grip, said my French mum after my year of numbness due to a painful break-up that led me to cut my wrist daily, to feel something, anything.

So she sent me off to the free-spirited village of Provincetown, Massachusetts, to spend the summer with my American relatives. And just like that, I wasn’t myself any longer. Because someone pulled me out of the darkness and bewitched me, somehow.

I couldn’t wait to jump his bones… but why was he holding back?
He couldn’t wait to welcome me into his world… but was I ready to question my convictions and acknowledge that my self-inflicted cuts were now healing in record time?

How could I have imagined he was longing for his own unorthodox fairytale to come true? Frantically.

Twice upon a time is really anyone could have wanted. Second chances are the best especially when they are the ones that you crave for. For me, Twice Upon a Time was not the best fantasy paranormal book that I have read.

I got about a quarter way through before I had to close my book and not finish... I love paranormal romances because it just gives life some hope that there is something to it. More than just ordinary people.

The beginning was confusing and I think that is what turned me off. There were no formatting issues... I just felt like there could have been a better explanation. In some way, somehow. You know? This book isn't what I expected but there is also the fact that I was also extremely disappointed that I didn't finish this book. 

I hope that I will come back and read this again. With more open eyes. 

So with a rating of 3 out of 5 stars, I hope this will be a future book that I can get back to it. 

Blog you later, awesome book nerds. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cover Reveal: Paper Dolls - Hanna Peach

Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 24, 2016
Synopsis: My life comes down to this. Two faces. One choice.

Salem is my twin sister. She loved me. She protected me. She forgave me, even after I failed her. I just got her back after searching for three long, lonely years.

Then there’s Clay. Sweet yet intense and nursing a dark past of his own, he’s all the redemption I don’t deserve. He wants to open me up and know the insides of my soul. I want to let him, but I’m scared he’ll run from what he finds.

But I can’t have them both.

My name is Aria. And today, I must choose. One of the two people I love has to die.

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In moments like these, everything slowed. Salem always joked that it was life’s way of making sure you didn’t miss the turning points, the important bits. As if gravity sank heavier and heavier with the weight of the moment until the world was too heavy to turn and everyone held their breath.
It certainly felt like that now. My next action, my next word, would change all of our lives.
“Aria,” Clay’s deep voice reached my ears. “Whatever happens…I love you.” The usual assuredness and authority was gone. Instead, strain and hurt had crumpled up and shoved into his throat. Choose me. Save me. Love me.
Before him my life had felt like a stack of old movies; frames missing or out of order, muted crackling sound, flickering and shuttering away, unloved and unseen in an old unused cinema.
Then I found him. Or he found me.
He created a warm shield around me where I could be safe. He coaxed away all my layers and shed all my masks and his love soaked right into my skin, right into the very soul of me. He pulled out the fossil buried inside that had been my heart and breathed life into me.
How could I give up the man I loved? The one who loved me with a fierce and unwavering passion, the man who made me feel like I could defeat demons as long as he was by my side.
Winking in the threads of sunlight piercing through the solemn gray clouds, seed fluff twirled about me like swirling, dancing couples. Spinning around like Salem and I used to do in our backyard, hands clasped together tightly, turning round and round, eyes to the sky, our twin voices giggling and floating into the air like dandelions.
She had been my shield before Clay.
“I’m nothing without you, Aria,” Salem’s voice trembled, desperation leaking into the breaths between her words. Choose me. Need me. Love me.
How could I end her? I just got her back. For so long we shared almost everything, and she protected me. Her whole life had been about protecting me. Because she loved me that much.
How could I turn against her, toss her away like an old broken toy?
But I had to choose.
I could see us now, the three of us making a chain like when I was a kid, folding pieces of colored paper into rectangles, cutting out an arm, a leg, and half a head, and unfurling my new patterns in the light to reveal a line of paper dolls. Clay, Salem and I − we were all just paper dolls in a paper chain, me in the middle, each end pulling tighter and tighter until something had to tear.
Even now as I stare between Clay and Salem, trying to digest our impossible situation, Hope is still there, that terrible pixie, fluttering on my shoulder, whispering.
Maybe it doesn’t have to end this way?
Fuck you, Hope. Here’s the truth.
Nobody is coming.
No one will save us.
And someone isn’t going to make it out of this forest today.
“Choose,” my sister screamed. “It’s either him or me.”
My fingers tightened around my gun in a reflex. This was it. I either ended her. Or destroyed Clay.
I squeezed my eyelids shut for a moment, just for a moment of peace. Just for an instant I could shut out the inevitable, and in this blessed darkness I believed I could conceive a way that both could exist in my life. A way that I could choose Salem and Clay.
You can’t have both.
You tried.
Choose now.
But how?
What do you do when someone puts a gun to your head? Clay’s words came back to me, echoing as loud in my mind as if he had just spoken them. You refuse to bend. You push back. You find another way. You take that gun off him and put it back in his face. But you do not give in.
Find another way…
I knew what I had to do. A kind of peace settled on my skin, as delicate as gossamer, as light as silk.
I opened my eyes to a world of bright light until my vision adjusted. The torn and pained faces of the two people I loved came into focus. The only two people I’ve shared air with while we slept, the same two people I’d crawl into Hell to be with, and the only two people I would die for. I forced the ghost of a smile forward.
And turned the gun on myself.

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Hanna is the bestselling author of the Bound romantic suspense series and the Dark Angel fantasy series. Although she writes in more than one genre she can’t write a book without weaving together a complicated plot and filling it with twists. She writes what she believes: good people can do bad things, ordinary people can do great things, and choose love above everything.

Eternally restless, Hanna has lived in Indonesia, Australia, Germany, Scotland, England, Croatia and Ireland – everything she owns fits into one suitcase. She’s planning her next move with her gorgeous (and understanding) partner right now. If not writing, she can be found wandering a dusty market in Marrakesh or trekking a mountain in Peru, often using her travels as settings in her novels.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Blog Tour: Flying Away - Caroline Gill

Published Date: January 12, 2016
Genre: Paranormal
Synopsis: When Iolani Bearse was five years old, she lost her father to war. When she was nine, her mother died in a freak car accident. When Lani was fourteen, eerie green lights invaded, tearing her from the only home she had left. 

Living as a runaway, dragging a horse and her cousin Eleanor across the countryside, Lani must learn to survive. Now Lani is the only person between the horrible, greedy lights and the last bit of family she has left. Her own heart is barely beating, but powerful memories pull her to Malcolm St. John. She fights what she feels, buried deep within her shattered soul. 

Malcolm St. John always held his feelings in, especially about Iolani. So when she shows up on his doorstep, desperate and determined, Mal must decide if the wild tales she spins are the fragments of insanity or the last hope for a dying nation. This Lani is different from the child he knew. Something is coming for her, for him, and will not be stopped 

If the cousins and Malcolm can’t escape the grasping hunters who hound them, the future of a broken America will be destroyed. Everything Lani has ever loved will burn with them. Somehow, she must find a path through friendship and loyalty to save them all.

Excerpt: My relief at my escape washed away as I saw Eleanor's foot was already under the lake surface. Her leg slid toward the lapping waters, her limp body following behind. “No!” I cried out. Her other leg and then her hip slipped under. The rest of her body fell into the abyss.
With that scream, I jumped up ready for battle. By the time I got there, only the tip of her hands were visible, sinking fast. Laying on my stomach, I yanked as hard as I could on her fingertips, pulling her wrists out of the water. Adrenalin filled me. My head buzzed. I could see every detail of everything around me. Searching under the water, I felt Eleanor's shoulder. Dammit. I plunged both arms in, holding her against the tar's grasp. Her glowing face floated beneath the surface, eyes opened.
Grabbing her under her arms, I pulled against the suction of the lake monster. I refused to lose this battle, this friend. With the strength of seven men, I pulled her body back up, over the rough-hewn wood. Even as I yanked her shining shoulders away from the edge of the wooden dock, the darkness curled itself three times around her leg and strengthened its hold, resisting my intrusion.
“Eleanor! Eleanor, please!” My tears were useless. I was shivering and frantic at the same time. 
I fought the malice. Whatever it was, the thing would not be denied. Hungry and determined, it did not pause. It wanted Eleanor. I struggled against the added weight of her water-soaked clothes.
A splinter stabbed my foot while I yanked on my cousin's paralyzed body. The sharp pain of it was distracting. It made me angry instead of afraid.
In the forest, the flies had given me a gift. Because of them, I could see beyond my limited senses. The darkest pitch was real, malignant and intelligent. Baleful eyes that marked the head of the beast shone clear as holiday lights. I wanted to shout something courageous like, “By the power of GreySword!” or some other battle-cry out of a childhood show. I wanted to be special, to have some ability to fight the scary thing that held my cousin. I had nothing but the flies' unintentional gift–that and my own stubbornness.
Standing up straight, I lunged away with all my might, calves straining against the mud and grass at the edge of the lake. “We are gonna make it. We are,” I vowed with each gained inch. Eleanor was almost off the dock, almost free of the bucking wood.
I looked back. The sinuous blackness still held her leg tight. It stretched like gum on the asphalt on the hottest days of August. Naked and shivering, my body started shaking. Pulling against such hunger left me drained. We gained precious ground, but soon I would falter. I felt insignificant trying to resist the lake creature.
Where was my mighty sword that I could use to cut the evil apart? Looking for anything that might sever the connection, I used the glow of Eleanor's body to search the nearby ground. There was a rusty length of chain and a broken shovel a few steps away, too far to do me any good.
Tears sprang to my eyes. Tears that I did not shed at the wrenching agony that killed my mother. Tears that did not fall while my mother's blood ran away, mingling with spilt oil and gasoline on the rain-slicked road–those tears. Each one was now a deluge. My anger and fear merged, a wick in the center of my bright frustration.
With clenched teeth, I started humming my mother's favorite lullaby, Rock-a-bye Baby. I resisted the illness that fed from those baleful eyes, floating ever nearer. It was the only song that came to mind. Weirdly, the predator's grip loosened a little. Anything that worked even a little was a road I would travel willingly.
Sweat stung my eyes. My tear ducts filled again. I started to sway from dizziness. Shouting the song at the tar octopus, I pulled and pulled against the flowing despair. “When the wind blows... the cradle, the cradle...”
With rage and determination, I yanked again on Eleanor's shoulders but to no avail. She was held tight, a rusted iron wedge forgotten in an overgrown tree. Grabbing at the slick tar that held her immobile, I was brought to my knees. The disease flowed out of the lake, full of venom and pesticide.
I spat at its grip, fighting for both of us. The dizziness grew.
A buzzing filled my head, a sound that both cocooned me and rang like the sounding of a tremendous tower bell. “Help me!” I cried out in desperation, confused and weary.
All around me, lights flickered and grew–lights blending with other flickering lights. I watched the starry sky fall to earth. I was at the center of a moving galaxy.
It was beautiful and miraculous, like floating in the middle of a perfectly calm sea and seeing the stars in stereo.
Like ash falling from a newly-made volcano, the fireflies came.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

ARC: The Burning Choice - Aubrey Parker (Trevor's Harem #3)

Published Date: March 1, 2016
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: I’ve been in this billionaire’s game for a month — but something changed when half my competition was eliminated. 

It feels less like a contest now … and more like an experiment. 

I shouldn’t have made it past the first round. I don’t know how I did; I’m not special like the others. When I ask Daniel, he just tells me it’s complicated. Then he talks about brain chemistry, how love and sex are an addiction. He tells me how wild animals claim mates, and how he’s claimed me. 

The stakes are higher. 

The competition is fiercer. 

I should have been kicked out long ago, but Daniel tells me I might be the needle in the haystack the company has been looking for. 

Sometimes I’m afraid of them all, even of Daniel. 

But It’s like I’m on a tether. I couldn’t leave if I wanted to. 

I can honestly say that I am sad that there is only one more book after this one. Why? I felt an immediate connection with Brigit and Daniel. Their passion was tangible. I loved every single moment up to this book.

Read from book 1 in Trevor's Harem and maybe even the Inferno Falls series because you will fall in love with Aubrey Parker's characters. I'll admit, I even had a hard time getting into the first book of the Inferno Falls series but it started to get better and better as a series. By far, Brigit is my favorite because not only is she compassionate with other people but she is absolutely and tragically heartbreaking. Your heart will break for her in this book. Especially at the end. 

Aubrey knows how to keep you on your toes and you will be begging her for more and more of Trevor's Harem. I know I did and you can see me stalk her page under my actual FB name.

My question is, if you were in Brigit's shoes, what would you do? I would definitely smack Daniel as a personal account but secrets are revealed in this book that will make your heart beat faster. Confessions. Secrets. Everything. There is absolutely everything in this book that I loved. It is not the cliche romance but at the same time it is. It had the hot and steamy sexual content that we secretly crave. With a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, you'll want to continue the series.

More people are eliminated and for the wrong reasons. What will happen in book 4? Stay tuned with me.

Blog you later, awesome book nerds. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dear Laren - Melissa Renee (Back to Us #1)

Published Date: December 12, 2015
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: What happens when the person you thought you would spend the rest of your life with gives that future to another? 

For Laren Thompson, when Macen Turner walked away from her after graduation, her life was never the same. Now, ten years later, she is back in her hometown to help at her father's practice after he suffers from a heart attack. She is bringing with her a PhD in Pediatrics, and the baggage of an ex-fiancé. 

She quickly discovers Macen has moved on and started the life she thought they would one day have together.

For Macen, walking away was one of the hardest things he ever had to do, and seeing Laren again after all this time ahs only shown him that he never quite got over his high school sweetheart.

PLEASE LET ME BE NICE TO THIS STORY. I love Melissa as a person and I don't think that this was necessarily a bad book in general but there wee bad parts to it. To name a few:

1. I had no background knowledge of the characters. Who they were, where they came from, what their stories was until they met back up
2. It was the insta-love situation. I know they had a past and all but I still consider it an insta-love thing. Maybe a sense of second chances?
3. There is also the fact that there were areas that didn't need to be in the book at all. I would have been perfectly fine without them.

But hey, like I said, this book wasn't awful. In fact, I 'AWW'ed several times through the book and thought the antagonist was creepy as hell and it the book emanated alpha-male from Macen. But again, it is a story of where an alpha male is ultimately putty in the female's hands. 

The story makes a turn for the worst but I kind of liked how twisted this book was. So the rating is a 3.8 out of 5 stars.

Blog you later, awesome book nerds. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Shadowhunters: "Blood Calls to Blood" (Ep. 11)

Air Date: March 22, 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Okay, where to start with this episode? As much as there was a soulful reunion between people, where was the action? I kept reading the books because there was so much fighting going on that it made my head spin.

I understand that they are trying to make the storyline come alive in their eyes but I just do not see it and I am not a happy person when it comes down to it. 

It is centered around romance and the whole reunion feel but to be honest, I didn't feel anything. I didn't feel the love. I felt lust. I didn't feel happiness for when they are reunited but rather disdain because it wasn't like the books. 

They drown themselves in each other and are truly dependent on one another. However, I don't know if I am feeling the show anymore. I have been weaning myself off of it because I am not getting a good vibe from them anymore. 

I space off and do other things while I watch this show now and I think a show should be able to grab you right from the start and carry on through. Are you guys running out of ideas? Because I know that I am. 

Questions that I asked myself all throughout was if Alec was willing to do anything to save his sister from losing her runes? Or if the fact that you are too afraid to show your true selves means it won't be to the full potential? 

This episode was heart warming and yet I only felt it at one point and that was when I was cheering on Izzy and Alec showing their sibling powers. 

So with a rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars, I'll blog you later.
Recap: After receiving important intel about Valentine from a surprising ally, Clary, Jace and Luke devise a plan to rescue Jocelyn. With the mission looking almost impossible, the three will stop at nothing to rescue Clary’s mother and put a stop to Valentine once and for all.
Meanwhile, Inquisitor Herondale arrives at the Institute for Isabelle’s trial as Alec turns to Magnus for help.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

ARC: Through Her Eyes - Ava Harrison

Published Date: March 16, 2016
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: One phone call changed me.Three simple words and I was shattered.Damaged.Broken. Alone.So I started over.And my journey of rediscovery led me straight into his arms.Chase Porter.The stranger who showed me life from a different perspective. But we both had secrets…His would destroy my world.

Review: First off, I would like to say that I have already claimed Chase Porter to be my book husband but hey, if you want to get in on the action, you'll have to one-click the ever loving shite out of this book. Why? You're going to ugly cry and fall in love over and over again.

I think that the main reason I fell in love with this was because of the fact that there were many different lessons within the book. The first one that I found was that you cannot truly love someone else if you don't love yourself.

Instead of saying that you should walk in someone's shoes, maybe look through things from their point of view. Though, I think that's the same thing. In some way. Comment if you know what I mean.

Anyways, I definitely am in love with Aria Bennet and there are no words to explain how much I ugly cried throughout the whole thing. I mean, my eyes were swollen shut for a good few days. Just kidding. That's an over exaggeration but it was definitely swollen for a good few hours.

Damn it, why do I have to be so emotional when it comes to these things? Okay, I have no other words other than to say that if you are looking for an emotional read, this is definitely the book for you. So with a rating of a high 5 out of 5 stars, this is your next read.

I was a horrible person.
But I had goals, and he didn’t fit into them.I didn’t know how to take back the words I’d said. They filtered through my brain like a bad dream that I just couldn’t awaken from. Just when they started to slowly slip away, they resurfaced. Rooted so deeply in my psyche, there was really no place for them to hide.
If only I’d known the ramifications of my actions. If only I’d known how my decisions would hurt me beyond repair.
But at the time, I couldn’t let him halt my progress. I was so close . . .
“Are you in love with me, Aria? Do you want to be with me?” Parker asked, and my heart completely stopped. I had waited so long to hear those words, for him to see me as more than a friend.
“No. I don’t want to be with you,” I replied. Even as the words left my mouth, I knew they were a lie.
I didn’t just love him. It was so much more than that. So much more than love. He was my rock, my friend. He was the lifeline that ran through me.
At the time, I thought I had no choice . . . I thought he would be able to see that after everything I’d been through I needed to succeed. I needed to make up for the loss of my brother Owen. In the end, though, my decisions were always toxic.
Toxic to him.Toxic to Owen.
Toxic to everyone.“No, I don’t love you.”Those were the last words he heard as he turned and walked away.
My heart tightened in my chest as the words replayed over and over again that afternoon. A record skipping that I just couldn’t turn off.Then the phone rang.Three words were uttered.Three words that changed my life.The phone slipped from my trembling hand, and I dropped to the floor.I couldn’t swallow. I couldn’t scream.Cemented in place.My shoulders curled in, and I clutched my stomach through dry heaves.I’d lost my soul mate, and now I’d lost my future.Everything I’d worked for crumbled, and it all no longer mattered.
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About the Author: Ava Harrison is a New Yorker, born and bred.When she’s not journaling her life, you can find her window shopping, cooking dinner for her family, or curled up on her couch reading a book.Facebook Page | Pinterest | Perfectly Flawed Support Group on Facebook.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Promotion: Ginger's Heart - Katy Regnery

Ginger's Heart by Katy Regnery

Publication Date: March 22, 2016
Genre: Romance


"I finished Ginger's Heart last night, and I am completely and utterly in love." --Mia Sheridan, NY Times bestselling author

Once upon a time there were two cousins:
one golden like the sun,
one dark like midnight,
one a protector,
one a predator,
one a Woodsman
one a Wolf
both owning equal,
but different,
parts of a little girl's heart.

In this modern retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood," the woodsman and the wolf are cousins, and Little Red is the girl with whom they both fall in love.

Beautiful Ginger McHuid, daughter of Kentucky's premiere horse breeder, grows up on her family farm, best friends with Cain Wolfram, the son of her father's Stallion Manager, and Cain's cousin, Josiah Woodman, son of a local banker. Throughout their happy childhood, the three are inseparable friends, but as they mature into adults, complicated feelings threaten to destroy their long history of friendship and love.

Ginger's Heart


This is a standalone novel inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

(The next standalone a modern fairytale novel, Don't Speak, inspired by The Little Mermaid, will be released in 2017.)

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About Katy Regnery

Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled "Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date," in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.
The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy's novella "Frosted" appeared in the Jan '15 anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy's short story, "The Long Way Home" appeared in the first RWA anthology (Feb '15), Premiere.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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Excerpt from Chapter 12 of Ginger's Heart, a modern fairytale, by Katy Regnery. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
An hour later they stopped by the Glenn River, eight miles downriver from Ginger's house and two from the distillery where Cain had partied last night.
"We should water them," he said, reining in Thunder and dismounting with the ease of a lifelong horseman.
She reined in Heath, who nickered in protest, and grinned down at Cain who reached up for her. His hands lingered for an extra moment on her hips as she slid down the front of his body. Leaning her head back, she stared up at him, daring him to pull her closer, to kiss her, to admit that this whole "friends" thing was bullshit on fire. But, he clenched his jaw, cleared his throat and dropped his hands.
"Thanks," she murmured, her voice husky in her ears as he stared down at her, his eyes flinty and dark.
Taking Heath's reins with a grunt, he turned away from her, leading the horses to the river's edge and leaving her to follow behind. She leaned down to pick up a flat stone and skipped it across the slow moving water.
"Not bad," said Cain.
"You were always the best."
"Nah," he said. "Woodman was better."
"Nope," she countered, picking up another stone. "Woodman was good, but you were better. Remember that Fourth of July that you skipped eleven times? Eleven times. It was a record."
Satisfied that the horses were calm and drinking their fill, Cain leaned down and grabbed a rock of his own, skipping it over the dark water.
"Wow!" she said, clapping lightly. "You've still got the touch!"
He turned to her, grinning. "You always get excited about the littlest things. What's it like gettin' a kick out of everythin', Gin?"
"What's it like gettin' a kick out of nothin', Cain?" she asked, her voice full of sass.
"I'm gettin' a kick out of you right now, princess."
A charge zapped between them as the words left his mouth, and her breath hitched and held for just a moment, but she looked down and picked up another rock. She was enjoying today too much to go back to Awkwardland.
She skipped her rock, which sunk after three measly hops.
"Remember when you saved my Cabbage Patch doll from certain doom in this river?" she asked him.
He screwed up his face as her. "Wasn't me. Must have been Woodman."
"It was you!" she insisted. "Not Woodman!"
"Savin' a dolly? Please. That has Woodman written all over it. I couldn't have cared less if it drowned."
"But I cared," she said softly. "Which is why you saved it."
"Fine. Have it your way," he said, sitting down on a large rock near the water's edge.
She sighed, squatting down to wash her hands in the clear water before looking back at him. "Why do you do that?"
"Do what?"
"Let Woodman take credit for all the good things?"
He shrugged, looking away from her, out at the water. "I don't."
"You just did. Twice."
He sighed, giving her a long-suffering look. "If somethin' good happened, chances were, it was Woodman's doin'."
"How do you figure?"
"He's the better man, Gin," said Cain, his eyes severe, his words deliberate.
She stood up slowly, turning her body completely to face him. "Do you really believe that?"
He looked away. "It's the truth."
"Cain. Cain, look at me." Her words didn't feel like enough so she beseeched him with her eyes too. "You're just as good a man as he is."
"Ha!" scoffed Cain, standing up and moving away from her. "Not in this life, princess."
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Blog Tour: His Confession - S. Valentine (Black Door #1)

Published Date: February 16, 2016
Genre: Erotica
Synopsis: When Gabriella Woods finds matches from a gentlemen’s club in her fiancé’s pocket, her suspicions require a search for answers.
At the club, she realizes it’s not her fiancé’s fidelity that can’t be trusted...
It’s her own.
Darion Milano is daring, intriguing, and unpredictable…
Unable to get him out of her head—and against Darion’s explicit warning—Gabi begins a torrid affair. No longer fighting the urge to enter the depth of his dark and mysterious lifestyle, she indulges in his most intimate desires.
They become the most exciting, wild, infatuated couple everybody knows.
Until his confession changes everything…
Her heart is telling her to stay.
Her instinct is telling her to run.
She can never match his outrageous ex-wife and become the fun, fearless woman he craves…
Or can she?

Discover a world of sex, secrets, and seduction.

Review: Jesus... I don't even know where to begin with the book. It was beautifully put and it drew you in right from the start. You fell in love with the book. It wasn't Gabriella that drew me in but rather Darion... His demurring attitude and how he attracts everyone. Their eyes drift towards him. His presence makes that big of an impression. On every single person.

He's messed up in the head. This book is a twisted romance. Not something that you would expect. But for S. Valentine's debut novel, she just increased her fan base immensely.

With a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, I cannot wait to continue the story especially with the editing little cliffhanger at the end.

Sophia Valentine 

S. Valentine grew up in England. Studying English language and literature, as well as law, she worked in a solicitors for many years before moving to Spain. She does however still visit the UK, which in a way, will always be home.
Returning to her lifelong passion of writing books, she’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper on: lifestyle and fashion. Her other interests include reading, shopping and a nice glass of wine to shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter, Gossip Girl and SATC. She’s a social media addict, and loves connecting with new people.
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What People are saying:

"His Confession was a surprisingly engaging read with believable characters who were easy to connect with.It dealt with subjects a little different to what I'm used to, but the author did a great job of pulling me into her world.” - Mia Hoddell, YA/NA author.

”His Confession pulled me through from the first paragraph! The enigmatic Darion practically leapt off the pages and I could picture his every move and facial expression clear as day in my head! This story is definitely one to add to your “want-to-read” list-especially if you love a captivating plot as well as scenes so hot that they fog up your glasses. I don’t want to say too much and spoil it for future readers but DARION and GABI put Christian and Ana to SHAME! Enough said. LOL.”  - Kiarra M. Taylor, contemporary romance author of THE QUARTER CHANGE.

”I loved it and I'm excited to read more to find out what happens. Darion is a great guy who was hurt badly and doesn't know how to handle, which in steps Gabi. Love love love her! Hopefully she fights for him! When does the next book come out, as I'm dying to know what comes next! I also hope the girls get their own stories.”  - Susan Flynn, Beta reader Writers club.

”S. Valentine does an exquisite job at creating a dynamic between two characters, both from different worlds, that goes beyond a physical attraction.
His Confession is book one in The Black Door Trilogy. It is a fast paced story that is full of hotness and anticipation that heats you up from your head to your toes. Gabi, is tired of always playing it safe. Darion, has demons that he can no longer control.
When these two get together, boundaries are pushed, control is tested and emotions run wild.”  - AV. Scott, author of High Heels & New York.

"A brilliant book which leaves you wondering what happened in Darion's past that has left him so wary and so afraid to put himself and his heart out there not to mention to put his faith and trust in Gabi, the one woman whose managed to penetrate the walls he's built.
I can't wait for book 2 and I'm hoping that Darion and Gabi can overcome the obstacles that stand in front of them, including Eva, Darion's ex wife.”  - Rebecca Barber, author Nobody's Obligation.

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