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Series: Brothers in Arms #1
Author: Aleya Michelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 26, 2016
I am totally enjoying this rollercoaster of being an Indie author and hoping others enjoy my writing as much as I love writing it.
When 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.
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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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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.
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)
Title: Worth It All
Series: The McKinney Brothers #3
Author: Claudia Connor
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.
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.
Title: Beautiful Distraction
Author: J.C. Reed
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Some promises are made to be broken. And others start out that way.
Promise Henderson knows all about being broken. She’s a down-on-her-luck former foster kid who needs to figure out how to get her brother into her custody before the State of Ohio ruins his life forever.
Enter Beckett Fitzgerald. A SEAL with a scarred face, a bad sense of humor and no place to call home. He has another asset though. A big one.
For ten years he’s tried to forget the girl with snow white hair and an angels eyes, but when fate throws her into his path once again, his obsession turns possessive and sparks fly.
Only, Promise has a Judas by her side vying for her heart and Beckett needs to reveal the truth before he loses her forever. Debts of the past come calling and Beckett shows her just how far he’s willing to go to protect what is his.
This full length novel has an over the top alpha hero, a curvy girl and some very saucy sexy times. Beckett and Promise get their happily ever after, but their story will continue. So if you like a romance with a heaping helping of HOT, step inside.
“Wider. I want to see all of you.”
The burn of his handprint on the side of my ass is turning hot, his other hand still warm and flat just above my pubic bone, owning me there until I do as I’m told.
“God damn. You are perfection,” he murmurs as if talking to himself.
Stars are dancing in my head, and I can’t form thoughts as he lowers his hand, fingers dancing on the outside of my lower lips. His intense gaze is almost more than I can stand, inspecting me like a prized possession.
“You need me to touch you.” It’s not a question, but I nod anyway.
His hands are quickly everywhere. Cupping my breasts, sliding down and holding onto my hips, over my belly, down each leg to my toes, then back up until his hands are entwined in mine over my head and his face is right above me.
“Who do you belong to?”
For a moment, I’m confused by the question. His eyes do not waver. His breath is heating my cheek as his hands pull my wrists upward, stretching me under him.
“I feel it. Tell me, Promise. Tell me you belong to me. I need to hear it.”
I completely lose myself when he lets my wrists go, his face lowers and his mouth comes down with gusto between my spread legs. I hear my own cry as his tongue goes deep inside me with such force, I cum with a spasm.
He does not relent. His hands are around my thighs, spreading me wide and utterly open for him as his tongue takes over and everything spins out of control.
In a million years, I would never have imagined being here like this. Last week, I was the girl who managed to keep everyone away. Especially someone like Beck. Someone that would want this from me.
His mouth is doing things I didn’t realize a mouth could do. He is like a ravenous dog feasting on me. I can hear his own deep, throaty sounds of pleasure, and I feel the tightness gathering again.
Just as I raise my hips, chasing down something as close to magic as is possible, Beckett pulls his face away, and I let out a pained gasp. My hands move down to find his head, and I can’t believe when I try to pull him back into me.
The spinning tension has me blind. I want what he was giving me. I need more. My body demands more.
“Get those hands back up there.” It’s a command, and with a whimper, I do what he says. “Tell me, who do you belong to?”
He takes a long, slow lick from my gushing opening to where he scrapes teeth over my swollen clit, making me yelp and make sounds that are not human. Then he raises his face to challenge me with his eyes.
“You.” That single whispered word comes out of me like a bullet.
It’s barely audible, but it shakes the entire room.
Beckett smiles at me and plunges his tongue so deep, my body curls into him. He is fucking me this way, with his mouth, and it is more glorious than what I would imagine heaven could be.
His face is solidly attached to me, and he shifts, moving his tongue up and down the slick creases and folds until I feel his fingers pressed inside and his lips center over my clit.
His fingers move slowly at first, gliding deep, curling and sending another deep spasm through me. I feel his chuckle, then he starts to move faster, his tongue and his fingers attacking me. His knuckles slamming into me when he can go no deeper.
All my muscles begin to twitch and quake, then I turn to liquid around him. I can’t stop saying his name just before my body gushes and tips me over into a place that has Beckett holding onto me to keep my violent, twisting hips connected to him.
I’m everywhere and nowhere for an amount of time that is not quantifiable. I’m inside the fire that follows me everywhere, and waves of something so incredible are breaking over me until I let out a scream and tears sting my cheeks.
“That’s a good girl. Now, you know this is mine.”
This book was a tough read. Not because it was poorly written, but because it is a highly emotional story with a painful past. Beckett didn’t have an easy way about his life. Tragedy early on changed everything for him and life as he knew it.
A fire early in his life, took the life of his mother and sister. His father blamed him every moment he could for that loss. He didn’t have the best life and ended up in foster care at a young age. But while in care of the state, he sees the prettiest girl in the world. She was timid and scared. Beckett did nothing to comfort her when he had the chance and it has haunted him every moment since.
Fast forward years later he is on leave from the military because his father is in failing health. He goes to visit his dad and he sees her. He knows it’s her. But there is something else about her. Promise doesn’t talk a lot. She doesn’t think anyone see her as anything other than a ghost and she thinks of herself as such. It is her. Beckett has finally seen her again.
What seems to be an instant connection between the two of them. He instantly wants to protect her and so much more. But she didn’t have an easy life and she has to think about her brother. But the passion between the two of them is incredible.
This book is intense, it is strong and powerful and highly emotional. It is a lot to take in. It is a good read, but I was not expecting the ending. With that said, I enjoyed the book and I am looking forward to the rest of their story. I have big hopes for these two. I just hope they have the same hope!
Dani Wyatt loves her alpha men; make them military, cowboys, MMA — any uber alpha with a wicked possessive streak and an insatiable libido. Receive a free exclusive unpublished title when you join Dani’s private readers group for updates, free chapters and discounts.
She’s a 40 something regular lady who just happens to love badass alpha males who pull your hair and love their women with a lethal passion.
When she’s not writing (which is not often) she is probably laughing about some irony (like A-1 Steak Sauce is vegan), riding her horse, wondering why The Walking Dead can’t have a new episode every night, or looking cross-eyed at some piece of technology sent to ruin her day.