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She Asked For It by Willow Winters

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Synopsis

DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.
You’ll tell me you don’t… but you already think you know what my story’s about.

You have no idea.
Just like the people sitting in this courtroom.
She asked for it.  That’s what they keep saying.

And no, it’s not because my skirt was too short or I was drunk at a party.
It’s nothing like that.  It’s because of what I like and how I like it.

They’re judging me as I sit in the front row, my eyes drawn to the man on trial.
If I’d known it was going to end like this, I never would have gone home with him.
But he’s the type of man I just can’t say no to.

I wanted to feel his lips kiss down my neck.
I dreamed of running my fingers along the rough stubble on his jaw.
I craved his hands on me, pinning me down.
I needed to whisper his name in the dark, late at night.

You still think you know what happened? You don’t.
He’s innocent and I enjoyed every second I was with him.

Let me tell you my story … all about how I asked for it.

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Review

Intense…..

Within the pages of this book there are two damaged, complex characters; a realistic and detailed world; a carefully constructed and suspenseful plot; and a pace that is full of momentum…this is not a sweet romance: it is a dark, gritty and dysfunctional lust/love story.

The main characters both have stories to tell; there is a mystery to be solved and plenty of drama and intrigue en route….what I particularly enjoyed about this book was the relationship between the protagonists…the chemistry is there from the beginning and the development of their relationship from physical to emotional is skilfully demonstrated … both fascinating individuals Dean is fiercely protective and empathetic towards Allison, he is a perfect balance of caring and possessive….. Allison is more complicated and difficult to understand but as the story unfolds so my opinion of her changed as I began to recognise her demons even if I could not comprehend her method of dealing with them…

If I have a criticism at all it is that the ending leaves some unanswered questions about the future for these two. It seemed like there was still some unfinished business to attend to and I am hoping that their continuing story will have a place in the follow up book that would appear to feature Danial, one of the secondary characters, from this one….

Intense and compelling….this book drew me in and kept me intrigued throughout…a must read…this book was reviewed for Summer’s Eve Reads.

~Sheena (5/5)

Weekly Releases

Weekly Releases (11th Sep, 2017)

The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier

THE OUTSKIRTS FRONT JPGSawyer wants a life of her own.
Finn wants to forget he ever had one.

After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapes
into the swamp to be alone.
That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up,
all SCORCHING HOT innocence,
claiming she owns the land less than
fifty feet from his front door.

Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse?
She makes him WANT things.
Things Finn hasn’t wanted in a very very long time.

Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.
Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.

The Outskirts is Book One in the Outskirts Duet.

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Echoes in the Storm by Max Henry

44e54a80-f647-4037-b711-5c0b1d237c68“Behind those eyes, a battle rages. One that’s not fought overseas with guns and tanks, but one that wreaks havoc in the homeland with harshly spoken words and misguided beliefs.”

One week is all we were supposed to share. One week as strangers. Yet you became so much more.

You were the echo in my storm.

All the little things you did differently irked me. I thought it meant we couldn’t get along, that there was no chance we’d work out. But when it came time for me to leave, you know what I figured out?

They were the faint call of home, lost on the wind and the roar of thunder. It was you calling me, hoping I’d hear you and find my way out of the dark that I had lost myself in when I shut off to survive.

You were my echo. My call back.

And fuck it all if I didn’t find home in the end.

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Forget Me Not by Willow Winters

0c47361b-a105-4f9f-bc7b-4e8f91182cc7I fell in love with a boy a long time ago.

I was only a small girl.  Scared and frightened, I was taken from my home and held against my will.  His father hurt me, but he protected me and kept me safe as best he could.

Until I left him.

I ran the first chance I got and even though I knew he wasn’t behind me, I didn’t stop. The branches lashed out at me, punishing me for leaving him in the hands of a monster.

I’ve never felt such guilt in my life.

Although I survived, the boy was never found.  I prayed for him to be safe.  I dreamed he’d be alright and come back to me.  Even as a young girl I knew I loved him, but I betrayed him.

Twenty years later, all my wishes came true.

But the boy came back a man.  With a grip strong enough to keep me close and a look in his eyes that warned me to never dare leave him again.   I was his to keep after all.

Twenty years after leaving one hell, I entered another.  Our tale was only just getting started.

It’s dark and twisted.

But that doesn’t make it any less of what it is.

A love story.  Our love story.

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Untouchable by Kristen Hope Mazzola

Untouchable - front(1)The life I live is a dangerous one:

I am an outlaw.

A proud member of the Unacceptables MC.

Our club is a family and we will do anything to protect it – and I mean anything.

The dust was finally settling from our last war. I was sober, the MC was healing from our loss, and life was getting back to normal. But regicide cannot go unpunished.

And when a newcomer arrives and threatens all that we hold dear…well, he better watch his back, because…

I am Trent Laurence.

I will stop at nothing to protect what I believe in.

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Macon by Marie James

df75c591-c337-445d-9e29-dd9a9f74609aTossing a middle finger to Macon, Georgia as I made my way to Nashville was always the dream. Sing country music, go on tour, top the charts—with my popularity growing every day, I was on my way.

But then a gust of wind blew up your skirt, and those white cotton panties had me hooked. I didn’t know your name, and you turned down every attempt I tried to throw your way. But I knew you were different, even though you told me I was the same.

“Friends” is what you offered, and I played by your rules, but, Adelaide Hatfield, you have to know, from that day, it was only you.

I just hope I can make you see how much you mean to me before we both drown in the sorrow of what heartbreak can truly be.

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Reviews

REVIEW: Forget Me Not by Willow Winters

A dark and unconventional love story..

What a wonderfully unexpected and tortuous storyline….when I started reading this book I was confused and in fact there seemed so many plot holes and unlikely coincidences…I love this authors writing so it was disappointing to say the least…and then gradually the plot thickens and a whole new light is shed on the proceedings…and everything I originally assumed was turned on it’s head…

This is a story of abuse and abandonment and the effects which follow children into adulthood…the story actually has three perspectives which provides an opportunity to hear the inner voices of the protagonists as well as a window into the events taking place from another person’s point of view.. the characters are so damaged and the relationships so dysfunctional but this makes everything all the more imperfectly perfect and captivating,,..

I was totally gripped by this suspenseful book with it’s original and intriguing plot…above all else this is a love story perhaps not a conventional one but every bit as all consuming and at times touchingly beautiful …This book was reviewed for Summer’s Eve Reads…

~Sheena (4/5)

Weekly Releases

Weekly Releases (Aug 21st, 2017)

Merlin by Rebekah Dodson

36000703You probably won’t like my story. Heck, I’m not sure if I… oh, never mind. It’s 1155 A.D. and my sister Jules and I are trapped in medieval France. My name is Guillaume Lanval, and I’ve just lost the love of my life. I had to send Marie away, don’t you get it? I had to save her life. But now she’s gone, and I’m a wreck. I’ve made a terrible mistake.

Today is the day we travel to London for the coronation. We’re about to meet a man on the road who will change our lives forever. There are some evil things brewing around me, and it’s up to me to save the world again.

This is the story of how I saved the kingdom, got the girl, and fought alongside the greatest wizard the world has ever known. And you know what? This whole thing is definitely my fault.

***MERLIN IS BOOK FOUR OF THE CURSE OF LANVAL SERIES, A FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION TIME TRAVEL SAGA. OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES: MIRRORS, MARIE, AND MAGIC.***

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Sacked in Seattle by Jami Davenport

JamiDavenport_SackedinSeattle_HRHe’s loved Tiff since high school–but tragedy has blockaded her heart.

Tyee University football player Riley Black has adored Tiff since high school, but she’s never felt the same way. As Riley enters his senior year of college, he’s finally moving on and enjoying the perks of being a star athlete. Until one glimpse of Tiff unearths all those old feelings of longing and desire, not to mention the trauma of their shared past.

Tiffani Vernon has been running from her demons for seven years. When she’s forced to return to Seattle for financial reasons and attend the same college as Riley, she’s confronted with the traumatic event which has shaped her future and scarred her memories of Riley. Tiff struggles to avoid her secret high school crush, but he’s not having any of it. He’s pursuing her with a relentless determination to prove once and for all, they were meant to be together.

Can love finally heal their wounds or will they succumb to the pain and forever wonder what could have been?

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Heartthrob by Willow Winters

b76d9e7e-8a10-412e-9eae-b7ec17f56422Nathan Hart is charismatic with a beautiful smile that makes women weak in the knees. A former bad boy with a mysterious past. He was made to be in Hollywood, on the cover of magazines and the star of movies.

He’s what dreams are made of … and tabloid gold.

But there’s more to him that he hasn’t told a soul. Even the gossip columns will never know.

Something that draws me to him unlike anyone has before.
Something that could ruin us both.
He whispers to play along; he promises it will all be alright.

I can’t tell him no, even if I wanted to.
The moment he locked his light blue eyes on me, I was ruined.
I never stood a chance. I only pray our pasts don’t rip us apart.

Heartthrob is just one of six scandalous romances from Best Selling Authors.
Read all about it in Exposé, the gossip column to sink your teeth into.
Each story in the Exposé Collection is a STANDALONE with an HEA.

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In This Breeze by Kathleen Maree

In this BreezeA nerd. A quiet art student. A nobody.

Or perhaps, just some girl.

These are the non-spoken titles I was known as since I started at Lake Shore Uni almost two years ago now. When given the chance to leave my horrific childhood behind – I didn’t hesitate. In fact, I was ecstatic to have the door hit me on the ass on my way out of town; because the only two things I actually loved in my traumatic life…

Were coming with me.

And whilst the three of us shared the same beat-up truck when we moved here – that’s where the similarities unfortunately end.

Ethan ‘The Mule’ Jones, is kind of a super star on campus. Everywhere he goes he seems to draw attention. I guess that’s what happens when you’re headlining papers as the star basketballer for the LS Eagles. But to me, he’s just Eth. A boy who still spends his Friday nights snuggled up watching movies with me, and who walks me to classes just to make sure I get there okay. He is my best friend in every way, and I can’t imagine my life without him in it.

And then there’s Jase.

The truth is I knew from the moment I met Jase at the local skate park, when he was smoking a cigarette and teasing Eth for his poor skating ability, of how fiercely protective he was about those he cared for. From the time he blew his warm breath over my injured knee, to when he thankfully intervened on the most horrific day of my life. A day, that still haunts me when I am alone in the dark.

He saved me.

But Jase has his own demons too. Even if he doesn’t go looking for it, trouble always seems to find him. Which is why he has been absent from our lives for the past two years.

Sometimes I wonder what he’s doing.

Quite often I worry if he’s okay.

And I always, always, think about him.

Even though I shouldn’t.

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Shift by Staci Hart

cover-ebook-shift-1Even the gods cannot betray the will of the stars.

It’s been a hundred years since she’s warmed my bed, a hundred years spent waiting for her. Now we’ll compete again in a game that matters little to me. But my prize is far greater than a token to be paid for a favor — I want her.

And for the first time in a very long time, I have the chance to keep her.

Because now the ground has shifted, tilted in my favor, and with her footing unsteady, she will fall.

I will catch her.

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Lilly by Tracy Lorraine

Lilly Front Cover FinalLilly’s life has been shattered by her ex. Few people know the truth about what happened that day. Lilly is trying to put the past behind her but everyone around her is moving on with their lives and it’s a constant reminder of what she’s lost. Lilly throws herself into university and her part time job as a distraction. What she doesn’t expect is for an unwanted promotion to once again send her world into a tailspin.

Will she be able to let her guard down, open her heart once again and fight for the happiness she deserves?

Lucas could never have imagined that his life would turn out like it has. Supportive parents, a powerful job and more money than he knows what to do with. On the surface he looks like the perfect businessman but Lucas is not only hiding his past but also who he really is. The only thing missing is something he swore he never wanted. When he finds a broken Lilly in his sanctuary will he be able to push his fears of love aside and be the man she needs?

Individually they have a lot of demons that have the potential to break them but will they be strong enough together to face them?

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The Mercenary by Petra Landon

Cover-eBookShe’s a prisoner of the Imperial Forces. He’s a nomad with a private mercenary army. Can the unlikely alliance of a Budheya rebel and a Hadari’Kor Captain bring an Empire to its knees!

In a distant corner of the galaxy, Quadrant Five burns in the flames of a deadly war for territory and domination of space. The Budheya people are one of the worst affected. Once the most advanced civilization in Quadrant Five, they now struggle under the cruel yoke of Ketaari occupation.

Saakshi

Imprisoned by the Ketaari Imperial Forces for supporting the resistance on her world, a young Budheya girl is sent to a distant space station to complete the remainder of her prison term as a server girl in an alehouse. For a girl who has known only hardship in her short life, things could be worse. Until an old foe walks into the alehouse.

Zoran

Zoran is Hadari’Kor – fiercely independent nomads who fight for hire. Their formidable reputation as well-honed and ruthless warriors makes others wary of tangling with them, even as other worlds are forced to choose sides in the bloody conflict consuming their slice of space. Drawn to a weary-eyed server girl, Zoran is forced to confront age-old traditions and question his role in the war consuming worlds and subjugating civilizations.

The Prisoner & The Mercenary

Alone, friendless and far from home, desperation forces Saakshi to make the riskiest gamble of her young life and take a chance on a formidable stranger with the power to protect her from the mighty Ketaari Empire. The fallout from this improbable pact reverberates across space. As passion ignites amidst the flames of war, Zoran fights with everything in his formidable arsenal to keep Saakshi safe from the long arm of the powerful Ketaari Empire. Will a mercenary’s quest alter the course of war and the balance of power in Quadrant Five!

Author’s Note: The Mercenary is a standalone story from the Space Opera series, The War Chronicles. Set in a distant corner of the galaxy, romance, swashbuckling adventure & action abound in this tale of one mercenary’s quest to gift his love a new life and the power to choose her own fate.

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Nate by Celia Aaron

76cedc92-ece2-4849-9245-abf81cc6c8bbI rescued Sabrina from a mafia bloodbath when she was thirteen. Doing right by her became a priority for me, even while I was busy as the new head of the Philly syndicate. I sent her to the best boarding schools and kept her as far away from the life as possible. It worked perfectly. Until she turned 18. Until she came home. Until I realized that the timid girl was gone and in her place lived a smart mouth, a wicked imagination, and a body that demanded my attention. Who am I? I’m F*cked. Nice to meet you.

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