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New Release & Review: We Shouldn’t and Yet… by Stephanie Witter

Title: We Shouldn’t And Yet…

Author: Stephanie Witter

Category/Genre: Erotic Romance

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Cover Designer: Stephanie Witter

Release Date: June 7

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What happens when you’re attracted to the wrong person?


I didn’t expect to feel so drawn to my best friend’s father when I first meet him.

It’s unexplainable and most of all, it’s unexpected. He drinks too much, is rough around the edges, and is so obviously into casual sex and nothing more, but there’s just something about him that calls out to me. 

I’ve thought my heart was battered beyond repair, but maybe I have been wrong. 

“There was something so sexual, so carnal, so intense in the way Jensen looked at me.’’ 


She is my son’s best friend and I know he wants more, but I can’t help it. Whenever she is around or her name is mentioned I’m turned on. I’m not used to denying myself to feeling so strongly for a woman so young, but she gets me.

I can’t do a damn thing to stop these feelings. 

No amount of alcohol helps.

I didn’t think it could be possible to feel so drawn to a woman, but it looks like I have been dead wrong. 

“I want her to want me just as madly as I do her.’’ 

They shouldn’t and yet…

They can’t resist each other.

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Taboo for sure, forbidden, even more. Stephanie Witter takes romance someplace it really shouldn’t go but it is so fun getting there!

Aideen has been Hal’s best friend for years. He has been her pillar through the darkest of times but Hal is just waiting for his change with the beautiful woman. That is if his dad doesn’t step in first and claim what he wants. Yup, taboo and forbidden.

Jensen is 16 years older than Aideen and Hal, but there is something about Aideen that seems to crash barriers and bring him from a dark place. But Hal is his son. This is bad, so bad… and yet, you can’t look away! You have to keep reading.

Forbidden love and taboo romance is what this book is all about but it is also about finding that one person that is just made for you. Sometimes you have to hurt others and sometimes you have to break the rules to make your life count.

Now, with all that said, they are both of age and both consenting adults and can decide for themselves what is right or wrong. But can they convince everyone around them that they know what they are doing?

This book is well written and there is lots of steam. It wasn’t a traditional read for me, but I enjoyed it just the same. I loved seeing all the darkness come to light and that to me indicates a book worth reading!


“I’m the worst fucker, right? I’m going after the girl my son has feelings for. I actually fucked the girl he’s after. Tell me I’m not bad news now.’’

I cringe, but even then I don’t feel it. I’m supposed to be angry on Hal’s behalf, to be disgusted that a man could go behind his son’s back like this, but I’m not. I want to forget everything and Jensen can do it. I want to be wanted, so wanted that all control has gone out the window and I’ve only known this with Jensen. It’s only Jensen always on my mind, even more than Yann these days. It’s Jensen I crave in a way I’m still unfamiliar with. 

“I’m just as bad, then. I only found out today and I still want you.’’

He stops breathing before he lets out a long relieved sigh. “You don’t want to be with him?’’

I shake my head. “Not at all.’’

He comes back to me and forces me to walk backward as he takes a hold of both my hands and locks my wrists behind my back. He’s crowding me and I’m letting him lead. “Do you have any idea how crazy you make me?’’ He backs me against his bike, my ass pushing against the slick machine as he tugs on my wrists behind my back until I lower my back slightly. “Do you know how dangerous it is for me to feel this way? I’m losing it with you, beautiful. I’m lost on the very edge of the cliff now and at any time I’m going to fucking jump. You better be ready to jump with me and fall,’’ he growls out before he releases my wrists to grab my hips and bring me on the bike, my legs wide open, my back to the handle bars. He throws his long leg over the saddle and faces me before he grabs me again and sits me over him until I feel his thick erection against the apex of my thighs, pushing against my aching core.

I lose all train of thought. I can’t process his words, the way his eyes seem desperate for me. All that’s on my mind is the way his hands feel on me, the way he’s already so hard, so ready for me. All I want is him inside me. Now. On his bike.

“Jensen,’’ I say in a sigh as we lock our mouths in a deep kiss that shakes me whole.

I grip his head, my fingers weaving through his short hair as his tongue battles with mine in a delicious war that sends my blood into overdrive. I move against him, pushing just enough to feel his cock rub over my clit through our jeans. 

“I want to hear you scream my name until you’re hoarse, beautiful, and you’re going to,’’ he says in my mouth as he unzips my jacket and takes it off me, sending it to the dirty ground full of dead leaves, dry sticks of wood, grass, and moss.

About the Author:

Stephanie Witter is a dreamer. She started learning English at three, and fell in love with the language. Always with a book, or two close by, she can’t spend a day without reading (or writing).


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New Release: Tyson Caine (Brothers in Arms #1) by Aleya Michelle


Title: Tyson Caine
Series: Brothers in Arms #1
Author: Aleya Michelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: May 26, 2016
Brothers by blood, friends by choiceI am Tyson Caine, the eldest brother of three; I am their keeper, role model, watchful eye.

I am also seventeen and in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, she just doesn’t know it yet, plus she is my best friend…
Should I risk our friendship for love?Family Life is average, never a dull moment, especially with three totally different personalities…

What will happen when chaos & turmoil are thrown upon us?
Can we keep our lifelong bond or will our connection be ripped apart,
Will the most sacred person to us, our mother turn her back and walk away?Can we unite and fight as one, or will the feud be brother against brother… The fight has begun, can it be stopped before it turns to a brutal war and blood is shed?

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No one can truly explain the way love feels—it’s something you have to experience for yourself. Brooklyn never ceases to amaze me. Every day I fall in love with her a little more.

Tyson Caine


 Author Bio

 Born and raised in Sydney, Australia. I am in my thirties and happily married with three gorgeous boys.
My first love has always been reading, so the writing side is very natural to me. Favourite books include anything by Abbi Glines, but Fallen too Far is a favourite, Pulse & Collide by Gail McHugh and The Driven trilogy by K Bromberg.
Hobbies of mine are playing netball; shopping and I love listening to music. I add it into my writing frequently.

I am totally enjoying this rollercoaster of being an Indie author and hoping others enjoy my writing as much as I love writing it.

Shared by Her Soldiers by Dinah McCleod

shared by her soldiersWhen Kaitlyn Green’s husband Sean is deployed overseas, he asks his best friend and fellow soldier, Jarrod Peters, to keep his wife in line while he is gone, even if that means taking her over his knee for a good, hard, bare-bottom spanking as often as he feels it necessary. Kaitlyn is less than thrilled by this arrangement, but despite her embarrassment at being treated like a wayward teenager she cannot help growing closer to Jarrod with each passing month. 

Upon returning home, it doesn’t take Sean long to realize that while Kaitlyn remains deeply in love with him, she has developed strong feelings for Jarrod as well. Knowing that Kaitlyn is enough of a handful to keep two men busy, Sean discusses the situation with Jarrod and together they decide that the best solution is to share her completely. 

Soon Kaitlyn finds herself being soundly spanked by two firm-handed men and then claimed by both of them at once. Though she is amazed by the intense pleasure which results from surrendering to their skilled, dominant lovemaking, Kaitlyn still cannot help wondering if she will truly be able to keep both men in her life forever. Can Sean and Jarrod prove to her that the bond between the three of them will hold no matter what? 

Publisher’s Note: Shared by Her Soldiers is an erotic romance novel that contains spankings, sexual scenes including threesomes, anal play, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.



Yes, I read the publisher’s note before I purchased this book, and I was ok with everything it said, however, I was left shaking my head through most of it. Not because it was a bad book with a bad story line, I actually for the most part enjoyed reading it and it was well written. However, I had a few issues with this book that I just couldn’t seem to over with the threesome, the sexual scenes, the erotic portions of this and all of that fun stuff… but there is something that just didn’t sit right with me.

Kaitlyn’s husband is deployed and fighting for our country. She is at home waiting. She has been waiting for over a year for Sean to return. But she hasn’t been alone. Her husband asked his best friend to watch out for her and keep her in line during his absence. So the opening scene is her in trouble for letting her fears get the best of her and it turning into anger and misdirecting it at the one she loved. But it is Jarrod, the best friend, that is disciplining her bare butt over his lap. Jarrod promised his bestest that he would look after his girl and keep her in line while Sean was away.

That when Sean returns from overseas, he doesn’t really know his wife and she certainly doesn’t know him anymore. There is a lot of fighting and Sean and Kaitlyn don’t know how to communicate with one another anymore. Jerrod knows how to communicate with Kaitlyn and knows how to handle her antics. He also knows how to communicate with Sean and deal with his angry ass when he is mad at Kaitlyn because he has been there while Sean has been away.

But without Jerrod, Kaitlyn and Sean seem to be walking a dangerous path that they just don’t know how to fix until Sean makes a suggestion based on observation. Will it work if Jerrod is a permanent fixture in their lives and more than just a friendly kind of way? He can take care of Kaitlyn while Sean is away and it is very clear that the two of them have developed a bond while Sean was away. Will it work?

What I didn’t like was that she was constantly being spanked for what she did wrong. I wouldn’t have had an issue with it as it does fall into the BDSM category. But it was the fact that they were spanking her to the point that she was sobbing and crying uncontrollably and then sending her to her hard scratchy wooden chair in the corner to think about what she did wrong. I have read some weird BDSM books before but there was something that just bothered me about the punishment that Kaitlyn was receiving in this book. And I am sorry, but the pepper sauce in the mouth, a spanking and then bar soap in the mouth? Just seems a little over the top. I just kept wondering when the Neanderthal men would start acting like the gentlemen that they are portrayed to be. So they spank her senseless and then open the door for her? What?

I thought this book had a lot of potential to be a great mix of steam, hotness and BDSM, but I lost the connection between Kaitlyn and Sean in the first few chapters and it never seemed like a great love story by the end. It was a lot of Kaitlyn getting in trouble and Jerrod and Sean punishing her. The romance factor just wasn’t there for me.

New Release & Review: On Higher Ground by Melissa Collins


Dax and Beck are LIVE and waiting for you!

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When there’s no peace after war…

When there’s no solace after death…

When there’s only pain and suffering…

Anxiety and loss…

All you can hope to find is something more…

Something that makes you whole and complete

Something that puts you

On Higher Ground


I have missed Dax and Beck so much but nothing could prepare me for the emotions that hit me with On Higher Ground. To say Melissa Collins has outdone herself with this one would be an understatement. This is an amazing follow up to On Sold Ground. Dax and Beck are just the most amazing couple. Made perfectly for one another, shaped by their pasts but brave enough to face the future, as long as they have each other.

If you haven’t read On Solid Ground you have to meet Dax and Beck. Living beyond the pasts they each have but love holding them close enough to see the future, you just can’t help but fall even more in love with these two men.

Dax is still learning to deal with his PTSD from the war has found everything he needs in his life, but he is just waiting for the other shoe to drop because he is convinced that one day Beck is going to realize that it’s just too much. Beck, still reeling from his past and the pain, knows the only thing keeping him sane is Dax. But is it possible that they will each be able to overcome the darkness of their past and move on to the future without something or someone getting in the way?

Melissa Collins has once again brought to light the problems with PTSD, but she also has taken the time to show us teach us a thing or two about dealing with it from the sufferer’s point of view. It is powerful to say the least. But this book is about so much more. It is about creating a life with someone new and letting go of all the things that cause so much pain, and for Dax, that includes figuring out how to deal with his PTSD so it doesn’t get in the way of enjoying his family.

One of my favorite lines from this book is one that Melissa has used many in the past year, “Love is Love.” It seems so simple but it can be so complex. Of course the line typically refers to the guys being gay, but I think with this book, it is so much more. It is loving one another despite the past, with hope for the future and the love of a little girl who thinks the world of both of her dads. Love is love. Love is powerful, love is strength and with the right person, love is possible. Dax and Beck have that possibility if they can only embrace it.

This book is the perfect follow up to On Solid Ground. It is a great read and one you don’t want to let go of when it is over because Dax and Beck are what dreams and love are made of. I fall in love with Melissa’s writing with each book I read and each time it is for different reason, this book is no exception. Dax and Beck are made for one another and this book shows and makes you feel just how much they need one another forever.

Tackling tough subjects and still finding love. Melissa Collins never disappoints! On Higher Ground is fabulous!




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Remembering Why I Became A Blogger

Somewhere between a busy work week and a chaotic personal life, I managed to fall out of love with my blog. Yes, I fell out of love with it. There has been so much going on in my life that sitting down each night to post about books just didn’t seem that important. Sure, I love helping authors and I want to see them succeed more than anything. I don’t even really like accepting ARCs of books, I would rather buy them. But I don’t turn them down either because it could be someone’s first book and they want to know if it will do well.

A few things happened this month and I found myself missing the book scene tremendously, remembering how much I want to help the authors and how much I love to read and love to talk about what I read. I wanted to take a minute, or many, to tell you a few things that put my book world into perspective for me again and why I am sitting here writing now and then getting ready to write reviews to begin posting tomorrow, because I am so very thankful for each one of these authors for helping me remember what I loved about this world. So I wanted to take a bit of time and tell you about a few of the authors who made my blog what it was and what it will be again…

Melissa Collins published book number 12 on Tuesday. Twelve books! Which is phenomenal (by the way, my review for book number 12 will go up tomorrow morning)! Here’s the thing that really hit me when I found out it was book number 12 for her: I have been a loyal supporter of her work since the very first book. Twelve books, I have read, devoured and embraced. I was on her first blog tour for her first book! I have watched her work grow and change through those books and I loved every minute of it! Every single word, every tear I cried, every warm fuzzy deep inside, they were all because of her writing!

Today after work, I opened up my Time Hop and saw a memory from three years ago that instantly brought tears to my eyes. Three years ago, I read my most favorite ugly cry book for the first time. That book still holds top spot in my heart for favorite ugly cry. Not many people knew the author, not many people knew the talent… Not many people felt exactly what I was feeling as I was reading that book. But that one book, Every Rose, by Lynetta Halat, became so much more to me than just another book. It built a bond between reader and author. It began a friendship that I treasure so much even now. It moved me to my soul not only because I took a chance on a new author, but because she took a chance on me.

There is a “new” author releasing a book in the near future. Her “name” is Amanda Wylde. There is a reason “new” and “name” are in quotes. This is a pen name. This is a successful author that has written several books, but she is taking a chance on writing outside of her norm, so she chose a pen name to write under. She sent me an email, because I have read books by her in the past under her real name and wanted to know if I would like to read her upcoming release. Well, who am I to say no? A book is a book and I am all for that. I read the book, I fell in love with the book, I emailed Amanda Wylde… I do not know who she is in real life, but this book is going to be a hit! I already know it. But she took a chance on me reading her book as a “new” author…

There is my BFF author. Not a day goes by that her name is not mentioned in my life. I have been fan-girling on her since her first book and we have been friends ever since. Posters of her books hang in my office, my husband calls her his second wife. I have even enjoyed a concert with her from half a continent away! She is the one that no matter what happens she just gets me. What is sad about this author and blogger… we have never met. So when vacation plans were made this year, two of our vacations include this amazing lady! Ahren Sanders, your books and your friendship will forever be in my heart no matter how many books follow… all because a blogger and author started chatting.

There is my Jedi Master author. This is the one author that pushes me out of my comfort zone with each book he writes. I didn’t hop on the Travis Luedke bandwagon until his third book, but it was in those first three books that I had to step out of my comfort zone and try to read paranormal vampire by the third one, it really didn’t matter what Travis wrote, I was going to read it. And I have, every single book and I devour them each with the same passion that I did the first three. He pushes my reading limits and invites me to explore strange new worlds and creates a world of myth, legend and vampires with a bit of steam on the side. Travis Luedke’s books were the unexpected surprise in my reading that I couldn’t get enough of, still can’t.

The haunting author. You know the one who you read a book from a year ago and it was a cliffy and you know you want to read the rest but you can’t remember the name of the book or who the author is, but that story line will haunt you until you have read them all? Seriously, you know that book that you remember the littlest details but you just can’t remember the name of it? And it is literally maddening and frustrating because you are so anxious to read the rest of the books in the series…So Pepper Winters wins in this category for me. I read the first book in the Indebted Series when it was released. But months later, I couldn’t remember what it was called or who it was by, because I had already read 50 other books in that time frame, but the storyline and plot were there in my brain all the time. By the time I finally figured out which book it was that haunted me, I was able to read the entire series, except the last one, which you know I put on my calendar so I would read it as soon as it was available.

That is just six of the hundreds of reason why being a blogger matters and what called me in from the darkness. These are my people! These are my authors… these are why I loved being a blogger to begin with and they are the people that will return me to what I once loved.

All of the authors and books still to be discovered… there is no better time to find my way back into this world then remembering why I started this and those who made it possible.

I am thankful for all of you.

Purchase Links

On Higher Ground by Melissa Collins (Her 12th Published Book)

Every Rose by Lynetta Halat (My most favorite Ugly Cry)

Author Amanda Wylde’s Amazon Page (New Author you don’t want to miss)

The Surrender Series by Ahren Sanders (The Series that started a friendship)

Blood Slave by Travis Luedke (His third book, but my favorite)

The Indebted Series (Books 1-3) & The Indebted Series (Books 4-7) by Pepper Winters (dark, twisty and haunting)



Worth It All by Claudia Connor: New Release & Review



Title: Worth It All

Series: The McKinney Brothers #3

Author: Claudia Connor

Publisher: Loveswept

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 Release Date: April 19, 2016



“Read Claudia Connor for a consistently raw and emotional love story,” recommends Carly Phillips. Now the swoon-worthy McKinney Brothers series from this bestselling author continues as JT, the youngest of the trio, discovers that only love can make him whole.

She’s fighting for control. . . . Paige Roberts learned to fend for herself growing up. Now she’s doing everything possible to give her daughter, Casey, the stability she never had. But when the vivacious five-year-old decides she’s done wearing her prosthesis, Paige faces her toughest challenge yet: trusting a handsome, brooding stranger who simply wants to help.

He’s struggling to connect. . . . JT McKinney lost more than his leg in a car accident that stole his dreams of pro football. Eight years later, he’s made a new life for himself far away from his old one. His business is developing cutting-edge prosthetics and he’s more than happy to turn his attention to machines instead of people. Still, he can’t shake the feeling that something’s missing.

Will they take a chance on love? . . . When JT gets the chance to help Paige’s daughter, he takes it. He never planned on the two of them tearing down his walls or teaching him to believe in himself again. Paige might not believe in happily ever afters, but JT wants more than anything to be her prince. They’ll both have to let go of the past if they want a future.




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This book… wow. JT stole my heart but so did almost-five-year-old Casey. She found her way quickly into JT’s heart and stole the show. This book is a powerful look at life and love.
Though JT and Paige come from different backgrounds, there is something chemical about the two of them. They just react well with each other this book captured my heart.
This is the first book by Claudia Connor that I have read, but you can bet, I have purchased the others. It was amazing and I am so glad I found a new author to me to adore!
This book is not full of angst, though there are issues from both of their pasts that keep them guarded, but more than anything, this is just a sweet story that just captures the essence of a truly great love.
Little Casey just stole my heart instantly and I loved the way she instantly bonded with JT. This is just a feel good book with lots of love that makes your heart smile.
I am looking forward to reading more of Claudia Connor’s work! Well written, touchingly beautiful and captivating. I loved this story and I loved the writing!

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Author Bio



New York Times bestselling author Claudia Connor attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. Always a lover of happy endings, she enjoys movies, reading, and spending her days putting on paper the stories in her head. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

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Beautiful Distraction by J.C. Reed, New Release & Review



Title: Beautiful Distraction

Author: J.C. Reed

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 12, 2016

From New York Times Bestselling Author, J.C. Reed, comes a new standalone novel.

Kellan Boyd always gets what he wants—except that one infuriating city girl who bumped into his new chick magnet sports car, dared to call him a jerk, and basically threw his pity check in his face.

Fast forward three months later.

When Ava Cross suddenly knocks on his door in the middle of a storm, soaking wet and in dire need of help, he’s determined to settle old scores and finally get her between the sheets where she belongs.

Ava knows Kellan is a complex man with a dark past and a wild reputation he can’t deny. Forced to stay, Ava begins a desperate search for the truth about the one man she wants to despise and quickly discovers that the passion she feels for him isn’t just deep…it’s dangerous to her heart.

Kellan is a beautiful distraction. When the traps of her own weakness stand in the way, Ava is faced with one choice only: peel off the layers of a man who’s a wild cowboy at heart.

Author’s note – Beautiful Distraction is a full-length standalone novel with no cliffhanger. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.




J.C. Reed has never disappointed me with her books, and Beautiful Distraction is no exception. Once that pivotal moment hits and you have your ah-ha moment, it all clicks together but it’s a battle to get there.
Kellan Boyd is amazingly hot, cocky and arrogant. You can’t help but spend a lot of time wondering why he is being such a jerk. Is it the money? Is it the control? Or is it something stronger that he is unable to divulge until the moment that has Ava questioning everything?
A minor accident in a parking lot leads to a wild ride and no one sees the outcome of it. After their cars bumped in a crowded parking lot, he can’t stop thinking about her. He was a jerk to her and he knew it. But he also knew everything he was risking. He had a lot on the line but she can’t know the biggest secret of all.
But after Ava wins tickets to see Mile High in concert in Montana, she knows her best friend will never let her live it down if they don’t go on this road trip of a lifetime. But a couple of wrong turns and no cell phone service and the unthinkable happens. They land on his doorstep. Is it fate that their paths crossed once again or is it the universe’s way of saying something more?
Though Ava has no desire to spend even one more minute with Kellan Boyd, her body and mind are at war. He is hot, she would like nothing more than for him to make good on all those dirty promises he has made to her. But she also knows this is a bad idea. She knows it, but her body just can’t seem to accept it.
Once her car is back on the road, she is so out of his hair. She will forget him. She will go back to New York and live her life.
Again, the Universe and Kellan have other plans for her. There is so much more to Kellan than he is willing to tell her and she knows that if she sticks around his Montana ranch, something is going to break. She just hopes it isn’t her heart.
The sexual tension and chemistry between these two is insane. You know they both want so much from one another, but there’s always that one secret keeping them from moving further and further.
No, I’m not going to tell you what that secret is, but once you reach that moment and all the pieces fall into place, you hope the two of them will find a happily ever after. The passion, the tension and the pure power of this story will just keep you reading until the very end.
J.C. Reed has once again done an amazing job with the passion and attention to detail in her writing. I can never seem to get enough of her books. They always sit in my mind and linger, long after the final page has been read. But what makes this book even more fabulous is knowing there is more! Kellan has brothers and I can’t wait to read their stories!
Well written and a must read. J.C. Reed has definitely secured a spot in my favorite authors list and Beautiful Distraction is the perfect example of why.



J.C. Reed is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She writes steamy contemporary romance with a touch of mystery and suspense. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her chatting with her readers on Facebook.




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