Books, Reviews

Frisky Fall: My Fall Reading Challenge

Yellow wet autumn leaves on the background a dark old wood

Time to bust out those leggings, oversized sweatshirts, and grab some Pumpkin Spice. Fall is here! As we relish in the changing of the leaves and the cooling of the weather, it is a very good time to curl up with a Pumpkin Spice Latte and enjoy a good book.
I will admit, I’ve failed at doing reading this summer, and I could do a lot more of it. I know I’m always busy writing, but reading makes me a better writer, so I need to make time for it.
I’ve decided that I’m going to compile a list of books I want to read this fall, and hopefully some of you will join me. Most of these books will be Contemporary and/or Erotic Romance, BWWM and not. As I finish, I will post my reviews here.
My list is below, and each title is a link to the book’s Amazon Page.
Let’s get reading!

BEAUTIFUL VENGENCE – Perri Forrest & Jasmine Williams

Fifty Shades of Grey – EL James

**I know I’m so behind on this one. I’ve read chapter one, but it is a hard book to get through. I need to finally finish, so I’m not left out. I’ve seen the movie, though.

Billionaire Romance: Billionaire Games (Book 1) – Anna Collins

10-80: Line of Duty Series – Xyla Turner

Beautiful Prey: The Storm Series – Phoenix Daniels

Only You – Ancelli

Up In The Treehouse – KK Allen

Intimate Strangers – Tara Mills

ENVY Deceptive Desires #1 – Amarie Avant

Deep Betrayal – Raven Mera (Finished – REVIEW COMING SOON)

As the Fall goes, I may add or subtract books from this list, and we will see how it works. When I finish a book, I will review it.

I’m also doing NaNoWriMo in November, going to make this fall fun and exciting.

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Summer Love Reviews: My Soldier’s Heart: Part 1 Loved

I literally just finished reading this book minutes ago. I experienced so many emotions in such a short amount of time while reading this book.

About the Book:

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 7.52.25 AM.pngA chance encounter brings Charlie and Kelsie together during his leave from the Army and they both know they were meant to be. But what happens when Charlie has to go back to war? Can they survive the tragedies of war? Or will it break them? This is the beginning of their story of love, loss, and healing.

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My Review:

This is a fast-moving love story, and I love myself a good fast love story. Charlie and Kelsie jump right in to mix in what seems like it will be a one night stand, but it becomes much more than that very fast. They find home in one another and can’t seem to let go from the first moment.

Their physical attraction to one another is off the charts. They can’t get enough of one another, but they only have 13 days before Charlie has to return to Afghanistan. I laughed, and I cried. The last page is a heart string puller and keeps you hanging for Part 2. For the first novel from this author, I completely recommend it.

Books, Reviews

Summer Love Reviews: Just A Man

Sorry for not posting a review last week, I was on vacation with my family in Greece. We had a fantastic time, and I got a ton of research done for a future book that takes place on the Greek island of Crete.

The book I’m reviewing this week is Just A Man, by. Shannon Youngblood. I got to read an ARC copy of this book and let me tell you, this book is everything and has it all. It is an Alpha Billionaire romance. Normally, Alpha’s aren’t my thing, but Alex Porter has a heart of gold and won me over when it comes to Alphas.

About the Book:

justamanFor Charlotte Ann-Marie Hightower, living with her best friend, applying for a Personal Assistant job at Alex Porter Industries and enjoying all that Southern California had to offer was enough to scab over the tragic truth of her past. Little did she know that Alex Porter, a sexy billionaire entrepreneur, would turn everything on its axis.

Alex comes with his own past of tragic regret that often causes his desire for complete control in all areas of his life. However, with one look from the fiery haired daydreamer, everything changed for him too.

Now Charlotte finds herself facing the deepest darkest aspects of the past while Alex refuses to do the same. The question becomes, can they save each other from a past that quickly becomes their present?

Just A Man is set for release on June 30th, you can buy your copy HERE!

My Review:

I loved this premiere novel from Shannon Youngblood. The chemistry literally drips from the pages as you get into the complex, yet sizzling relationship between Alex and Charlotte. Each character has their own past that dictates their relationship. I found Charlotte to be outspoken and fun, which I love in the leading female characters. I’m currently reading very popular Billionaire Alpha Erotic Romance (take your guess) and the lead female is always putting herself down and it is driving me nuts. Charlotte, on the other hand, has spark and spunk. Then there is Alex Porter who drips with sex appeal **fans self**. He has a need for order and control, and Charlotte is the total opposite.
Charlotte’s huge personality and backbone helped me personally get into the story, and it didn’t hurt that Alex sounds like a sexy beast.
This story is excellently written, and I couldn’t wait to read more and more. You won’t be disappointed with this book, and I am so excited for the upcoming books in the series (I’ve started with the second book… OMG you guys will eat it up once it is released). There is a sizzling romance, a hot man, and suspense that ties this great story together.
Shannon Youngblood has a winner on her hands.


A Little Peek

I’m currently working on a new book titled, A Misconception of Loyalty. I’m in love with this book, and I thought I’d give you a little taste of what I’ve been working on lately. This book is apart of a new series of books I’m working on where all the leading women are heiresses.


AMisconceptionDanielle “Dani” Hayes is on track to inherit it all. As the sole heir to her father’s company and the hardest working employee. Her loyalty lies with her family and is always striving not just to make the company better, but make her father happy. Dani’s loyalty begins to shake when her father forces her into a relationship she doesn’t want with, Tyrone Clayton, the son of a notorious gangster.

Agent Carter Mason is the best the FBI has, he is also a bit of a playboy. He has been given his next assignment, taking down businessman Desmond Hayes, Dani’s father, and exposing his illegal business practices. Carter is no stranger to working undercover and normally does his job with no distractions until Dani. Falling for the daughter of the man he is trying to take down isn’t a part of the job, but his secret love affair with Dani might give him the fuel he needs to complete his mission.

Exclusive Excerpt:

IF THERE WAS anything about Haze Tech I admired, it was the fact that salaried employees had some pretty fantastic offices. I stood at the floor to ceiling window in my office and gazed out onto the sprawling campus of the tech firm I’d was employed. Desmond Hayes had sure made something and something big. The only problem was the fact that he was involved in some unsavory business practices. A knock struck me at my door. I sharply turned in the direction of the door.
“Yes!” I shouted out, and I felt I did command a bit of power here in this palace of an office, this was nothing like the ugly four walls I had back at the FBI field office. The door squeaked open and in the doorway was my secretary that I’d been introduced to earlier in the day, she was my next project after Dani.
“Mr. Wakefield, you have a visitor,” Joy my secretary informed me. Joy was a very vivacious blonde. Normally, blondes weren’t my thing, but with the rack and round behind Joy had on her, I was willing to give her a spin.
“Thank you, Joy. Send them in please,” I said kindly giving her a smile that I was certain by the glint in her eye, made her as wet as could be, she no doubt would be changing into a new pair of panties by lunch.
Joy turned to leave the office but stopped to give me one last fleeting look. Joy disappeared, and I heard her voice speaking to whoever was there to see me. Only moments later, I was greeted with the one beauty that captivated me beyond anything I’d ever experienced before.
Dani stood in the door of my office giving me a nervous, but soft grin. I was surprised that I could make a woman like Dani nervous. Dani appeared to be a force to be reckoned with, but in the very moment appeared meek, this turned me on instantly.
“Do you like your new office?” Dani inquired as she walked further into the room, her hips swaying as she moved, it was hypnotizing.
“I love it, suits me well. At least I think so,” I noted to the gorgeous creature in front of me. I watched as she moved a strain of her perfectly straightened hair from her face.
“It does. Initially, you’d been put up the hall in what is basically a closet. I said hell no and had your office placed here,” she informed me with a smug and knowing look on her face. The memory of my fingers grazing her damp panties the night before lingered in my mind, making me hard. Seductively, her lips pouted as she stood and regarded the space she’d had me placed. I shifted my pants for her not to see the tent that began to present itself. “I’m not just here to see the office, though.”
“Is that so, what are you here to see?” I questioned cocking an eyebrow. Her cheeks strained, she was fighting not to blush.
“I’m here because as you know, there is an upcoming board meeting. I know it is short notice, but I need you to assemble a team from employees in the marketing department. There are plenty of bodies in the department including an abundance of interns. I need you to get a game plan ready with your team and present to the board. Let my father see that hiring you wasn’t a mistake.” I loved the way she got down to business. There was no doubt that Dani wasn’t just an incredibly alluring woman, but a confident and intelligent businesswoman, that I wanted to have my way with as soon as I had the chance.
“Can do,” I informed her as I sat at my desk. I placed my feet on top of the bureau. Dani’s eyes stayed glued to me. “I hope you and Tyrone had a great dinner last night.”
At the mention of Tyrone’s name, Dani rolled her eyes. It was apparent to me that she hadn’t meant to show that particular emotion as she quickly tried to recover, but it was very much too late. Something wasn’t right in the state of Denmark when it came to her relationship with Tyrone, and I was determined to figure it out.

I am so excited to finish this book and I cannot wait for you guys to read it. As always, a HUGE thank you to my cover designer Courtney. Go to the Courtney tab at the top of the page for information on hiring her.

I hope you guys enjoyed the sneak peek of A Misconception of Loyalty, expected Christmas 2016.