BLOG TOUR & BOOK REVIEW: Translucent by Erin Noelle

welikeitbigbookblog

FullSizeRender (22)

Buy Links:

Amazon Kindle-> http://amzn.to/1f4N2MA

Amazon Paperback -> http://amzn.to/1DEE5pr

IMG_4268

Blurb:

Sometimes you reach a point where you just can’t take anymore—a breaking point, some call it. The day I watched my husband murder the woman who was pregnant with his child, my point didn’t just break; it exploded like a full magazine’s worth of hollow points firing through the barrel of a fully-automatic AK-47. Literally. I am no longer his American Princess, nor am I his slave. Now, I’m a murderer in hiding. My name was Bryleigh Carter Oliveira, and that was my story. Translucent is one woman’s story of breaking free, starting over, and learning to trust again through willful submission.

Melanie’s 3-Star Review:

Translucent by Erin Noelle caught my eye for three main reasons– the cover, the blurb, and the author. I was riding an Erin Noelle high after reading her amazeballs MILF. I loved how she drew me in…

View original post 338 more words

Advertisements

Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow – Cover Reveal

happycoverfinalfinal

Coming September 22, 2015

Synopsis
Skylar Nixon is a twenty-seven year old failed actress with no Plan B. After a humiliating stint on a reality TV show crushes what’s left of her childhood dream, she finds herself back in her hometown with no money saved, no college degree, and no confidence she’s anything but a joke—a small town starlet who couldn’t hack it in the big city.
When she runs into former classmate Sebastian Pryce, she can’t believe the hot body and chiseled jaw belong to the shy, troubled loner she knew ten years before. He’s not exactly friendly at first, and she’s heard the rumors about his tragic past, but something in his sad eyes intrigues her. She only wants to get to know him better.
Until the night she wants more—and takes it. (Hard and deep. Twice.)
Are they just two lonely people seeking solace? Or can a disgraced beauty queen and flawed, frustrated man find some sort of happy ever after?
**SOME SORT OF HAPPY is a full-length, dual POV novel, complete with a happy ending.**

Goodreads

frustration teaser 1
Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway
//widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

Author Bio:
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not reading good books, she gets her kicks from TV series like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, Deadwood, Mad Men, and Downtown Abbey (although she wishes it were more HBO and less PBS). Melanie is the author of the FRENCHED contemporary romance series (FRENCHED, YANKED, FORKED) and the sexy historical series SPEAK EASY (SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOW), set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

 

Connect With Melanie

 

ssf marketing graphic

//widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

Unblocked Collection by Marni Mann Review

Unblocked Collection Cover

Unblocked Collection Blurb:

Bestselling author, Marni Mann, brings readers, the Unblocked Collection. These steamy novellas take you on an erotic journey with Derek Block and Frankie Jordan as they navigate secrets, professional boundaries, and a connection they cannot seem to avoid.

EPISODE ONE
One taste was all it took…
Derek Block seeks revenge.
Frankie Jordan seeks professional dominance.
He wants her, she wants him.
Lines that can’t cross begin to blur.

EPISODE TWO
Derek Block demands more.
Frankie Jordan wants to run.
Pleasure complicates business.
But some passion is just too hard to resist.
Things are getting hotter as real estate gets real…

EPISODE THREE
Derek Block confronts his past.
Frankie Jordan’s past pursues her.
Secrets threaten to keep them apart.
They want to let go of each other, but can’t.
Their passion is too hot to resist.
Things are scorching as real estate gets real…

EPISODE FOUR
Derek Block is ready to fight.
Frankie Jordan must make a decision.
Their pasts are demanding attention.
Confessing the truth may not be enough.
But can their intense passion sustain them?

EPISODE FIVE
Derek Block needs to protect those he cares about.
Frankie Jordan fears the loss of those she loves.
Darkness drives them.
But could it drive them apart?
This is Episode Five, the final Episode in the Timber Towers Series.

IMG_1086

Episode one:
3.5 stars

This first episode was a quick read.
But… It did take me a while to really get into it.
Towards the middle/end of the book I was starting to feel the characters.

Frankie is one of the best realtors out there. She’s worked long and hard to get her flawless reputation. She is also trying to prove to her father that he can finally pass over the reins to her and take over the family company and not have him worry about her.

Derek is a top developer with some secrets. He’s just about finished with his latest development. He needs a top realtor to help him sell all his units.
He only wants the best. And Frankie is the best.
They both have a no fraternization rule. But once they both meet each other. They both knew it was going to be hard not to cross that line!

I’m interested to see where book 2 takes me. There were a lot of people introduced in this book that I could see a potential threats. Can’t wait to see how it’s all played out.

One issue I had with this book was…
I really wasn’t feeling how Derek was always talking about how he can please a women with his tongue. Or always referring to how he can please a women.
It was too soon for all that kind of talk.

And another thing that didn’t sit well with me….
Was how the author described Derek in the beginning.
“Brutish, grizzled, milk chocolate curls, burly, animalistic”
Hmmm…
To me… That description alone had me seeing a hairy and kind of a wild unkept man with no manners?
I think the author could have used different words to describe Derek a little better. Make him more appealing.
I think that’s why it took me a while to get into this book.

But… I’m going into book 2 with an open mind.

Episode two
3.5 stars

This one was way more in your face sexually. And I loved it!
Frankie and Derek were done waiting and they finally get together.

I just felt something big was going to happen. We still don’t know a lot of what’s going on with Derek.
Episode one just laid the groundwork.
This book…never really addressed anything.
So, hopefully book 3 starts to really shed some light on some of the things Derek is trying to achieve.

I’m not really feeling the whole dominance thing Derek has going on. It seems a little fifty shades with the whole no touching. I hate that he doesn’t let Frankie touch him. And I hate how she doesn’t open her mouth about it.

Hopefully book three picks up. And we get some answers.

Episode three
3.5 stars

I’m well into book 3 and we still don’t know what’s going on with Derek’s family drama. Or what Reed (Frankie’s ex-boyfriend) wants with Frankie.
And we still don’t know the whole story about the break-up. We keep getting little bits and pieces.
For me… It’s already starting to take too long.

The relationship between Frankie and Derek seems to be moving along. But as of right now it’s all about the sex. I need more than that.

Derek sister…. She acts like a jealous girlfriend. I’m still up in the air with her.
And Reed…. We still don’t know why he’s coming on so strong with Frankie.

One thing that keeps bugging me is the over use of the word cunt.
I’m ok with it here and there. But… Derek is supposed to be this super rich, sofistcated kind of guy with a ruggedness to him.
Cunt is just not doing it for me anymore. It’s starting to bug me.

Episode four
4 stars.

This book was what I needed. It gave all the information about everyone in this book. We now know all the secrets everyone was hiding.

The relationship between Derek and Frankie has progressed nicely.
But…. Derek I felt by this point should have been more open with Frankie.
But he was still holding back not telling her the whole story.
but, He expected Frankie to tell him everything.

Episode 5.
3.5 stars

I liked the way things unfolded in this last book.
But…. I just wished we had more information along the way with the the other episodes.
I think certain things could have been addressed…
like the whole Hadley situation. It was never really addressed. We find out her roll in Frankie’s life and that’s it. Nothing else.
Things I didn’t get or just fell a little short were.
-The whole thing with Will and Julia was just a little weird.
-The whole Tammera thing…. I got it.
But… Your going to tell me she never felt anything for Derek. And she didn’t feel used by him?
-I thought Frankie’s dad would have played a bigger roll in this last book. I just felt his character was build up. He just felt a little flat to me.
-Randy’s whole roll in the books took way to long.

The sex was good. But it just felt like this whole series was mostly all about he sex. Book 1-3 should have been a little more than just sex. Book 4-5…. Had a lot of sex. But we finally got the story too.

Overall… I liked this series… But I could not fully fall in love with it.
I wasn’t really feeling Frankie’s whole submissive side. And her need to always be drinking. She was constantly drinking wine or some form of liquor.
And I could not get into Derek’s commands. And his way of thinking. Every thought he had… Was something sexual.
It was a put off.

This whole series reminded me a little bit of Fifty Shades and the This Man series. I could definitely see characteristics of the main characters in both Frankie and Derek in those other series.

*ARC provided for an honest review*

5400988

About this author


Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

Marni’s Social Media Links:

WEBSITE: www.MarniSMann.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MarniMannAuthor
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/marnimann
INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/marnimann/
NEWSLETTER: http://marnismann.com/e-mail-signup/
 

Life’s What You Make It by Theresa Troutman is FREE

••*´¨`*•.•Freebie••*´¨`*•.
Life’s What You Make It by Theresa Troutman
#‎FREE‬
#‎newadult‬
#‎romance‬
#‎sweet‬
#‎sexy‬
#‎series‬
#‎family‬
#‎saga‬
#‎British#‎badboy‬‬
#‎HEA

*Other books in this series.*
Love This Life:
London Loves:
Also by Theresa Troutman
By My Side:
Paperback:  http://goo.gl/bhSEpq
My Secret Summer:
Google Play: bit.ly/1qzrtIw
A Special Connection:
Theresa Troutman also writes erotic taboo tales as T.S.
Irons (her naughty personality)
Stepdaddy Dom:
Sibling Rivalry:
My Wicked Stepsister:

SUIT/SLUT by JETTIE WOODRUFF COVER REVEAL

Dual
Cover Reveal
Suit and Slut (The Twin Duo)
Best Selling Author Jettie Woodruff
SUIT Release Date: September 21st
SLUT Release Date: October 26th
SUIT Synopsis:
Once upon a time I was Gabby
Delgardo.
And then I wasn’t…
I was Gabriella Pierce.
Stepford wife.
Soccer mom.
Paxton’s trophy.
PTA parent.
Housekeeper.
Chef…
And the slut…
We were the model couple.
Picture perfect in the eyes of the beholder. A beauty created by our observers.
A flawless marriage with a lifetime agreement. One made to suit both our needs.
I signed my name on the
dotted line. My marriage certificate.
Lies. Regrets. Secrets from
the past.
I was Gabriella Pierce.
And then I wasn’t…

 

 

SLUT Synopsis:
Once upon a time I was Gabriella
Pierce
And then I wasn’t.
I was a liar.
A murderer.
A cheat.
And a slut. His slut.
Once upon a time I was a twin.
And then I wasn’t.

 

 

 

The Twin Duo
Suit /Slut
September 21st      October 26th
 “I’m not sure you want me

cooking for you, or anyone else. I feel like you kidnapped me and you’re trying
to give me this life that’s not really mine. I don’t feel like the type to be
controlled.”




Paxton placed a finger over both my lips and
shushed me with a quiet, “Shhh, hush now. I assure you with everything in me
that you
are the type to be controlled. That’s why you suck my dick.
That’s why your legs fall apart whenever I come near you. You’re a slut. My
slut. I own you.” His dry, sultry
words,  touched my lips while his
fingsers slid
down the middle of my neck. One
straight line. The dry swallow stuck in my chest when his hold over me wrapped
gently around my throat. His grip
tightened and his lips met
mine. “Shhh, don’t talk, baby girl. Turn around and go take a shower like you
were told”
My eyes cowardly dropped to
the floor and I
submitted. 
Bestselling Author
Jettie Woodruff
 
My name is Jettie Woodruff. I am from Ohio. I don’t know what genre I write in. People tell me I have my own genre. I write whatever I feel, because that’s what makes me happy. I don’t want to be in that box where I can only write one genre. I tend to like my bad boy’s, taboo; touchy subjects that make you want to throw your kindle. Usually at said hot alpha male. Sometimes the female lead as well. My motto is life is short. Very short. If it doesn’t make you happy anymore then why do it? Move on. Some of my favorite things, besides writing are friends, family, and the beach. Music, although my interest has changed after forty, I like the new stuff. Happy Reading.



GIVEAWAY
$10.00 AMAZON GC

This Love by Hilaria Alexander Blog Tour

Title: This Love
Author: Hilaria Alexander
Release Date: Aug 4, 2015
Find on Goodreads

Running off to Amsterdam is the best decision Ella ever made in her life. In just a few months, she’s been able to put her past behind her and has found a new family and friends. She can almost ignore the voices in her head telling her this idyllic scenario is temporary.
When Lou Rivers shows up in Amsterdam, he’s the constant reminder of the life she led and the mistakes she made. As the two of them embark on an emotional and musical journey across Europe, Ella will have to face her own insecurities and make a decision that might break them apart forever.

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

I had never kissed with my eyes open. This was going to be my first time. It took me a couple of seconds to be completely aware of what was happening and realize that I wasn’t imagining his lips pressed on mine. I closed my eyes then, and my lips parted, searching for his tongue. I had wanted this kiss for days, and my tongue wrapped around his a little too fast, too eager.
His hands cradled my face so softly, so gently. My arms circled his neck, and I ran my fingers through his hair. His lips were silky soft, and there was a faint taste of cinnamon on his tongue from the apple tart we just had. His tongue caressed mine over and over until I was breathless. A moan escaped my mouth as he released me and he attacked me again, nibbling at my bottom lip. When he kissed me again and started sucking on my tongue, I was a goner. Heat spread under my skin, coursing through my body, all the way to my fingertips.
He stopped kissing me and released a breath. I found him looking at me with an expression of wonderment in his eyes.
I was glad it was nighttime. The way he was looking at me, had my heart hammering against my chest, and the blood rushing to my cheeks.
Maybe one day I would live to tell Lou Rivers had mad kissing skills. I’d be like one of Elvis’ many flings telling the press—decades later—how great he was. I wondered if I’d get to say we had gone out on dates.
“I’m really sorry about earlier,” he said.
“You should never follow a kiss with an ‘I’m sorry,’” I told him playfully.
“I can’t catch a break with you, can I?” he asked, chuckling.
I shook my head no, but I was smiling at him.
“Are we good?”
I nodded.
“Was it good?” he asked, leaning in, bumping his shoulder against mine.
“Oh my God! What are you, fifteen?” I slapped him playfully on the arm.
“I’ll take that as a yes,” he said with a smugness I hadn’t seen before.
“You know, I’m really not too sure it was that good. I can hardly remember it, already,” I teased.
“You already forgot our first kiss?” he jokingly asked, the smile on his face telling me he was enjoying this. Our first kiss. By the way he said it, it sounded like it was going to be followed by many more.
“I might need a refresher,” I answered, looking at him defiantly.
He leaned down and kissed me again. This time, things were different. Our first kiss was slow, gentle, building. As his lips claimed me, he closed the distance between us, wrapping his arms around me and pulling me to him. As his tongue kept teasing me and tantalizing me, he placed a hand around my waist, and with the other one behind my head, he dipped me slightly backwards. Show-off. I gripped his shoulders, trying to hold my balance. His body was flushed against mine, and I felt something else as well. Apparently, it didn’t take much for him to get…excited. I liked that I was the one doing that to him. His tongue circled around mine over and over, going deeper. It knocked the breath out of me. This one was an unforgettable kiss. And now I was going to want more; there was no going back.
He stopped, leaving me mid-kiss. A sigh escaped me, and as I opened my eyes, I glanced at him. He was breathing fast, and even in the semi-darkness his eyes looked wilder and even more magnetic than usual. A satisfied, lopsided grin spread on his face.
“There. You shouldn’t forget this one. I was trying to be a gentleman earlier.”
“So you were,” I replied, trying to regain control of my body.
He leaned down, gave me one last peck, took my hand, and said, “Let’s go.”
Neither of us could say a word the entire time we were walking back, but his hold on my hand was strong, and I felt like I never wanted to let it go. From time to time, I could feel his eyes on me, but I never looked in his direction, partly because I had a stupid smile I couldn’t wipe off my face. I wanted to lean into him and have his arms around me.
When we got to Johan’s, I finally looked up. Now, this was going to be awkward. How were we going to say goodbye? With a handshake, a hug, or another kiss?
Thankfully, I didn’t have time to think about it much longer, because his strong arms enveloped me and slowly pushed me backwards, until I was against the brick wall. He pressed his body against mine and my arms ran up his body, wrapping around his neck. Our noses touched first, and then our mouths were devouring each other again.
Everybody thinks they know how to kiss, but a lot of people don’t give it the right emphasis. Some guys are so rushed with it, like they are just trying to hurriedly open the doorway to your vagina. That’s one way to shut that door down for good. Guys seem to forget that kissing is the prelude to everything else. It’s the way you introduced yourself. Some guys I’ve kissed wouldn’t open their mouth enough or even give you enough access to their tongue. And they’d be so boring. After a few minutes, I was ready to be done with them. But this, the feeling of his tongue around mine and his soft full lips kissing my face and my neck…I could have kissed him for hours. Lou went from wrapping his tongue around mine to gently biting my bottom lip, and then kissing me under my chin, all the way under my ear, only to trail back up and do it all over again.
His light stubble tickled me at times, but somehow it only made me more aroused. I started shivering under his touch when he slipped one hand under my sweater, trailing all the way up to my ribcage, sliding it under my bra. He took one of my breasts in his hand and started teasing my nipple with his thumb and index finger. I grinded my hips against his while a moan escaped my mouth. I ran my fingers through his hair and started trailing kisses on his neck, sucking on his earlobe. His other hand made its way under my sweater, and they were both caressing my back and it almost seemed as if he was aiming to take my bra off. Okay, this had gone too far.
“Okay, smooth kisser,” I whispered in his ear, my voice low and breathy, “it is Amsterdam and all, but we’re still in the street, making out next to my place of employment. I’d say we have gone far enough,” I pulled away from him, holding his gaze, panting like prey running away from its hunter.
“You’re right,” he said. “I’m sorry.”
“You do say that a lot,” I teased him, mimicking what he had just told me a few days earlier.
“Just tonight, I swear,” he replied, giving me a grin that was hard to resist.

Hilaria Alexander was born and raised in the south of Italy, where her family still lives. She attended college at the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples, Italy, and lived one year in Tokyo, Japan, as part of an exchange student program. She now lives in Oklahoma City with her husband and kids. When she isn’t at work, she is reading, catching up on her favorite TV shows and making up story-lines in her mind. She loves traveling and is a self-proclaimed concert addict. This Love is her second romance novel. She published her first novel, Prude, in January 2015.

Talon by Carian Cole COVER REVEAL

 

 

 

Title: Talon
Series: Ashes & Embers #4
Author: Carian Cole
Cover Design: Kari Ayasha – Cover to Cover Designs
 Release Date: October 30, 2015
Blurb
DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL PARTNER: Caring. Hard-working. A devoted family man, loves kids.

Clean cut, funny, smart, quiet, but a good communicator.

~ Asia Jenson

 


DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL PARTNER:

Independent. Tall, blonde, sexy. Outgoing. Intelligent,

neat. Unslutty. Confident. Loves to travel. Committed.

~ Talon Valentine

 


A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT.

The concept was scary but exciting…

Marry a total stranger.

Live together for six months.

Journal everything. (Feelings. Fights. All of it.)

After six months, we each get $50K in trade for our journals, whether we stay married or not. But the goal is to commit to the experience and see if the relationship experts could put together the perfect matches.

I have never been lucky in love. This was my chance to find my soulmate.

I couldn’t wait to meet the man the experts felt was perfect for me.

My hopes were immediately dashed when I saw him at the altar.

Shit. I married my worst nightmare.

Right?!

Available Now
 
99c
AMAZON US / UK
AMAZON US / UK
AMAZON US / UK

 

Author Bio
I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.
Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.
Author Links
Giveaway