Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Naked (The Blackstone Affair #1) by Raine Miller







Description

Brynne Bennett is living the good life. An American art student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she’s putting her life back on track with school and lots of hard work. When ultra successful London businessman, Ethan Blackstone, buys her nude portrait, he isn’t taking ‘no’ for an answer. He wants Brynne in his bed and makes plans to keep her there no matter what. His dominant nature captivates and ensnares despite the demons she carries inside her. But there are secrets in this relationship. Huge ones. Can Ethan free Brynne from the past that has marked her? Will Brynne let him or will the specters tormenting her resurface to destroy them both…

My Review

 I so loved this book and most definitely loved my read and getting to know these two wonderful characters Brynne Bennett & Ethan Blackstone...I will definitely be wanting to read more of this series...Thank you to the Author Raine Miller for taking me on this wonderful adventure...I will be back with more reviews by this Author :)

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Monday, 21 November 2016

PLAGERISM HAS TO STOP


IMPORTANT NOTICE 

NOTICE TO ALL AUTHORS, AUTHOR PA'S, BLOGGERS & READERS PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS WOMAN I DON'T THINK SHE IS AN AUTHOR BUT SHE IS PROBABLY POSING AS ONE...LET HER NAME BE HEARD EVERYWHERE...HER NAME IS MICHELLE KEE AND SHE HAS TO BE STOPPED...I KNOW THIS IS IN CAPS...AND ITS IN CAPS FOR A REASON THERE'S ALOT OF PEOPLE UPSET BY HER ACTION AND HOPEFULLY IT GETS HANDLED LEGALLY...PLEASE IF YOU HAVE HER ON FACEBOOK OR FOLLOW HER SO CALLED AUTHOR PAGE...AS I SAID SHE HAS TO BE STOPPED HERE IS HER SO CALLED AUTHOR PAGE...https://www.facebook.com/michellekeeauthor/?fref=ts
LETS ALL BAN TOGETHER AND HAVE HER STOPPED AND BY THE WAY SHE HAS A PERSONAL ACCOUNT AS WELL ON FACEBOOK SO PLEASE DON'T BOTHER ACCEPTING HER FRIEND REQUEST OR YOU WILL BE THE NEXT VICTIM...PLEASE DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!!!

UPDATE:

MICHELLE KEE IS AN AUTHOR...BUT SHE COPIED RAINE MILLER'S BOOK NAKED SHE USED THE SAME PLOT AND THE SAME CHARACTERS NAMES AND HOPEFULLY RAINE MILLER TAKES LEGAL ACTION BECAUSE OF THIS IT IS NOT RIGHT FOR MICHELLE KEE TO GET AWAY WITH THIS...SHE NEEDS TO BE STOPPED...PLEASE SHARE THIS POST AND HELP AUTHOR RAINE MILLER GET THE JUSTICE SHE DESERVES!!!!

IF YOU HAPPEN TO CHECK THIS POST OUT PLEASE COMMENT AND LET RAINE MILLER KNOW YOU ARE HERE FOR SUPPORT THANKS EVERYONE!!!

My Interview With Author Victoria Cabot


1.     When did you first realize you wanted to become a Writer/author?

Sometime in February. Prior to that I worked as a US Equities Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

2.     Where do you get your ideas for your book?

I go to the gym where I do the stair climbers and stare at the guys in free weights section. I imagine each of them as they bulge and strain their muscles. And that gives me the inspiration to come home and write.

3.     What kind of things do you enjoy when not writing?

I like reading. I actually love reading. And asking the boyfriend to try out some of the things I read about is always fun.

4.     How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

I’ve written 7 books. I’d say my favorite right now is Shirts Vs. Skins: MMF Bisexual Romance.

5.     Do you have any suggestions to help others who have a passion for writing?

Just start writing. Don’t worry if it’s good or not. Get words out on paper. Everything else comes up after that.

6.     What do you think makes a great story?

At least 8 orgasms for the girl :) But seriously, I’m a sucker for happily ever after endings.

7.     Which Writer/Authors inspire you?

Willow Winters is my current inspiration.

8.     What are you working on at the moment?(optional)

I’m working on a book, Wall Street Vs. Main Street: MMF Bisexual Romance

9.     What genre are your books?

Steamy contemporary romance. But I throw in a good deal of satire in all of my books.

10.                        What drew you to the genre you write?

I like challenging conventional stereotypes and norms. And I like making people happy.

11.                        Which Actor/Actress would you like to see portraying the lead character from your most recent book?(any book you like)

I can see Leo being the Prince in each of my books.

12.                        Do you write full-time or part-time?

I write full time.

13.                        What is the hardest thing about writing?

Actually writing. Once that’s done, everything else is easy

14.                        Any tips on how to get through the dreaded Writer’s block?

None. You just have to take a deep breath and write. It helps if you like what you write about - just saying.

15.                        Do you read much, and if so who are your favorite Authors or genres?

I’m currently reading everything in Willow Winters’ catalog.

16.                        Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?

Think that pretty much covers it.

17.                        How can Readers discovery more about you and your work?(please provide proper links)

They can email me at victoriacabotwrites@gmail.com or my newsletter.

Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview

Sunday, 20 November 2016

My Interview With Author Juliana Conners


1.     When did you first realize you wanted to become a Writer/author?

When I was four. I loved to read and in Kindergarten all I wanted to do was write books. We had an activity station where we could write and illustrate books and I got in trouble for spending too much time there instead of rotating to the science, cooking or other stations. All I wanted to do was read and write all the time. I went to law school and became a lawyer but writing has always been my first love. I'm so happy to have the opportunity to write and publish books.

2.     Where do you get your ideas for your book?
Everywhere and anywhere I can. I "steal" things from my own life, my friends' lives, things I see on the news, movies, anywhere. My husband often suggest ideas to me and we talk about how to make the story even better. I'm always thinking of book ideas and my current projects when I'm out and about.

3.     What kind of things do you enjoy when not writing?

I love to read and I also like to ski, travel and listen to music. In between writing I like to dance to reggaetón, even though I can't dance! I also enjoy watching movies and TV with my husband.

4.     How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I've written five published books but I have other ones in different stages. My favorite is Harlow: A Bad Boy Military Romance because the main character, Harlow, has been through so much and is still so strong.

5.     Do you have any suggestions to help others who have a passion for writing?
My advice would be that passion only goes so far without effort and work to sustain it. The most important part of writing is just to write. Try to sit down and write every single day, even if it's just a few words. The more you write, the better you'll get. None of us are masters at it and I feel that we are always still practicing our craft.

6.     What do you think makes a great story?
Delivering readers what they expect and want out of the story so that they're not disappointed, but also adding some unexpected twists and turns so that they're pleasantly surprised are the ingredients to a great story to me. I think as long as you develop good characters and stay true to what those characters would do while also showing their growth, you'll have a good story. But an important foundation is also making sure that you hit the tropes of the genre.

7.     Which Writer/Authors inspire you?
I'm a fan of Melissa F. Miller. She was a lawyer like me who switched to writing. She writes legal thrillers, John Grisham style but starring a female heroine, Sasha McCandless. Her work ethic and quality of writing inspire me. I'm also inspired by Sabrina Paige and Selena Kitt. When I was first learning how to write and publish romance I found their books very helpful and I admire their work ethic and business acumen as well.

8.     What are you working on at the moment?(optional)
I'm finishing up a book called Larson. Larson is an ex military outlaw motorcycle club bad boy with a sad and dark past but he finds light and love again with a single mom lawyer named Brynn.  I began their story in my Halloween novella Haunted Heart and this book Larson continues their story and fleshes it out into a novel. I am really in love with this Larson guy myself and I enjoy writing about him and Brynn.
9.     What genre are your books?

I write sizzling hot bad boy romance! My books feature all types of bad boys including military, sports/ athletes, motorcycle club (MC) and outlaws/criminals. I like to show characters who defy stereotypes and expectations. Bad boys on the outside, with soft spots on the inside for the strong female characters who win their hearts. Depending on the book, I also write suspenseful or dark romance, romantic comedy, secret baby, second chance and even a little bit of mystery. But it's all under the general umbrella of romance and it always features hot, muscular, tattooed bad boys or powerful, possessive alpha males.

10.                        What drew you to the genre you write?
I enjoy romance because of how it portrays the range of human emotions and tells the story of not just one or two characters but also of a relationship and a couple. I love that it's primarily a woman's genre because I think women rock and I enjoy entertaining my fellow sisters who love to read. I especially love romance because the readers are so voracious! I've had readers tell me they read over 50 books a year or have always carried a book with them since they were young and it inspires me to deliver them more books I hope they enjoy reading.

In terms of the sub-genres in which I write, I first wrote an ex military series (the Bradford Brothers, featuring Jensen, Harlow and Ramsey) and now that series is kind of morphing into an MC follow-up series featuring some of their friends. (Larson is Jensen's good friend). That has all been inspired by my husband's best friend from high school who was in the Special Ops and in an MC and sadly he passed away at around the same time I started writing so he is always on my mind and heart as I write those types of characters.

For my sports books, which include Out of Bounds: A Bad Boy Sports Romance and some follow-up books to that featuring some of the same characters, which I've started but haven't published yet, I'm inspired by football which is a sport I enjoy watching although I don't put too much of the technical stuff into the books because it's more about the bad boy athletes! I'm also inspired to do a rock star book because I love music and one of my characters, Ramsey, is in a band and plays the guitar so I need to write about the love lives of some of his band mates. But I haven't gotten that far yet; those stories are on deck!

11.                        Which Actor/Actress would you like to see portraying the lead character from your most recent book?(any book you like)
For my characters in Haunted Haunt/ Larson, I was going to say I would like Claire Danes to play Brynn and Gerard Butler to play Larson. But my characters are probably quite a bit younger than these actors. So I will say Jeremy Allen White as Larson and Emma Greenwell as Brynn. These actors already play the characters in the TV show Shameless but I've always wanted the characters to get back together so if they can't on Shameless then they can come star together in the movie made out of my book!

12.                        Do you write full-time or part-time?
Part-time. I have two young sons and I still do some legal work although I've been trying to transition to full-time writing for a while now. Once my sons are in school I hope to do it full time and I also hope not do any more legal work as soon as possible. If I can help support my family with my writing then I just want to concentrate on that.

13.                        What is the hardest thing about writing?
For me it is just finding the time and mental clarity to do it with everything else going on in my life. I hate when I'm really into what I'm writing and then my flow is disrupted by Real Life. It's often hard to pick back up where I left off later with the same energy and focus. I think I need a retreat to a writer's desert island or something!

14.                        Any tips on how to get through the dreaded Writer’s block?
Right now I have more ideas than I have time to write but that has only come from writing so much. I feel that the more you write (and read!) the more ideas you'll come up with. If I'm starting a new project or can't think of what to write I just do a writing prompt or I read something that sparks my own ideas. I think that reading a lot is as important to being a good, productive writer as writing is.
I have a writers' day book that tells me what to write about on a certain day if I'm stuck, and I also look for writing prompts on Pinterest. But for me what works best is keeping a list of ideas as they come to me that I don't have time to get to at the moment, and going back and reading them when l want to write the next thing. 
I think that having some kind of writing notebook is important because good ideas seem to pop up at the most inconvenient time but they can be used later. For me it's usually emailing myself the idea from my phone. If I'm walking my son in his stroller or driving him to an appointment or rocking him to sleep or if I have moment to myself in the bathtub (I love bubble baths!) and an idea comes to me, I often dictate it on my phone and then just press send so I have the email to look at later. And then I try to organize my ideas on my computer when I have time. Organization is not my strong point but I think it's important to try to keep ideas handy for when they're needed. When I see articles or photos that spark ideas or could relate to my work in progres, I pin them to my Pinterest board.

15.                        Do you read much, and if so who are your favorite Authors or genres?
I read a lot but "a lot" is relative now that I have young kids. More often I listen to audiobooks these days while I clean, nurse or rock one of my sons, or drive them around while they sleep (my toddler often refuses to nap unless he's in the car so that gives me audiobook time!) I like Melissa F. Miller, Elizabeth Berg, Elizabeth Strout and Andre Dubus among many others. Right now I'm into listening to audiobooks written by funny female comedians. Amy Poehler's and Tina Fey's were good and I want to read or listen to Mindy Kaling's and Amy Schumer's books next.

16.                        Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?
I’m very grateful for my readers and I look forward to hearing from them at any time about anything. They can email me at jc@julianaconners.com. I'm on Facebook and I enjoy talking to my readers on there. I've co-founded a Facebook group with some other female writing friends of mine and we call it a Sorority, where women can feel free to let loose and be themselves. The Bad Girls of Romance is the public page and the Sorority of Sin is the closed group. I'd love for any of my readers to come join us there.

17.                        How can Readers discover more about you and your work?(please provide proper links)
My catalog is available at my Amazon author page: http://hyperurl.co/JCAPB. To stay updated on my latest new releases, sales, free book promotions and exclusive bonus content, please sign up for my newsletter, Juliana's Bad Boys! You will receive a free book for signing up. You can sign up at this link: http://hyperurl.co/NLSBP

Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview 😊
Thank you for the great thought-provoking questions. I appreciate being featured on your blog. Please let me know if you need anything else from me! ~Juliana

Saturday, 19 November 2016

My Review: Smokescreen by Ahren Sanders






Description

Stella Sullivan

Bright. Dedicated. Loyal.

The day I walked into his boardroom, I had no idea my life was about to change forever. It was supposed to be a simple proposal that would catapult my career. The chance to help Hurst & McCoy save one of their flailing business lines seemed simple enough. However, I never expected that one look at Maxwell McCoy would have me grasping for control. He’s demanding, charming, powerful; most of all he’s beautiful, inside and out. As hard as I fought against the attraction, he broke down my defenses. But he’s hiding things. Even when secrets, lies, and greed threaten everything I have worked so hard for, I couldn’t walk away. There’s no denying, the moment my eyes landed on Maxwell McCoy was the moment I became his.

Maxwell McCoy

Rich. Brilliant. Powerful.

People only see me as CEO of Hurst & McCoy. The ruthless businessman whose mere presence demands respect. People don’t know I chose to leave a life I loved in order to protect my father’s legacy and reputation. When my company’s future was threatened, I had no choice but to seek assistance. The day Stella Sullivan walked into my boardroom was the day my heart started beating again. One business proposal, from the topaz-eyed beauty, changed my life. She tried to deny our unyielding chemistry, but I wouldn’t. I should let her go, but I didn’t.

The smokescreen I created soon comes crashing down, forcing me to fight for everything I love.

*Due to graphic language and explicit sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 18+.

My Review

I really enjoyed my read...I really loved getting to know the characters in this book...Stella Sullivan & Maxwell McCoy they were HOT in all the right places...Thank you to the Author Ahren Sanders for doing what you do for us Readers :) I will definitely be reading more :)  

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Friday, 18 November 2016

My Review: The Viscount's Son by Aderyn Wood







Description

'The Viscount's Son' is a fictional blog that tells the story of book conservator, Emma, and her online project - to transcribe an ancient and mysterious text. The trouble is, Emma's colleague, Jack, believes the medieval 'diary' is a fake. Emma decides to translate the text and leave it up to her readers to decide - so what will you think? Follow Emma's journey to discern the mysteries of the medieval memoir.

My Review

I really loved this book, it was well written...All in all great short story...hope to read more by this Author Aderyn Wood

 

Friday, 11 November 2016

My Review: Limits Of Destiny Volume 2 by Sharlyn G. Branson







Description

The detonation of a bomb in Kraftberg’s hotel takes Alexander and Alexia to Dubai.
Reminding her of the stories of Scheherazade, the beauty of the Arab world delights Alexia, but at the same time, she has to face the fear of losing her beloved.
Their relationship continues to be threatened by the dark secrets hiding in Alexander’s past.
Will they manage to overcome these challenges together?
Will they discover who ordered the attack on Alexander’s hotel?

My Review

 I really loved this book...Alexander & Alexia are at it again...the passion & the drive of these two characters is intense in all the right places...Thanks again to the Author Sharlyn G. Branson for taking me along for the ride :)

My Rating

 

Monday, 7 November 2016

My Review: Limits Of Destiny Volume 1 by Sharlyn G. Branson







Description

Alexia Welson is very beautiful and men do not fail to notice. Still, she feels unhappy and depressed because she’s never managed to fall in love.
But this quickly changes. At a birthday party, she meets the most eligible bachelor in Switzerland - the young and incredibly ambitious multimillionaire Alexander Kraftberg.


Despite her friend’s warnings against getting involved with him due to his notoriety as a big womanizer, the two begin a love affair full of great passion and powerful sexual attraction.


However, their future is threatened by Alexander’s depraved and dark past.
Upon finding out about his lifestyle, Alexia is shocked. She begins to feel torn and terribly insecure…

My Review

I so love this book and I especially love the characters in this book Alexia Welson & Alexander Kraftberg...This book has all the HOT spots and is full of great passion and sexual attraction guaranteed thanks to the Author Sharlyn G. Branson for taking me along for the ride :)

My Rating

 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

My Review: Titanic Poetry, Music & Stories by Ken Rossignol





Description

Many great accounts of the fateful night of April 14th and 15th of 1912 have been told about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Over the past one hundred and one years, the stories of the people and the disaster have been explained in art, movies, books, music and verse.
This book begins with two original poems I have written to commemorate the ship’s first, last and only voyage and the heroics demonstrated by some of those souls on board, some who survived and others who did not.
Other wonderful and historic poems from the years immediately following the disaster are included here along with musical tributes, some of which can be linked to hear historic renditions on ebooks and computers.
Some of the poems are famous, while others were penned by unknown poets.

My Review

I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars cause that is what it deserves...I so loved this book and it is a highly recommended book...thank you to the Author Ken Rossignol for writing this...I love anything to do with the Titanic...my luck to you in future reviews :)  

My Rating

 

My Interview With Author Alyssa Drake



1.     When did you first realize you wanted to become a Writer/author?

One of my mother’s friends was a writer, when I was a young child.  I always found her fascinating – magical almost.  I decided to start writing my own stories, which I would read to my mother instead of her reading me a bedtime story.

2.     Where do you get your ideas for your book?

I typically start with a character whose quirky personality captures my attention.  Then I build their history, an explanation of events/circumstances which has colored their outlook on life.  Lastly, I throw them into a situation and watch how they react.

3.     What kind of things do you enjoy when not writing?

Obviously, I love reading (what author doesn’t).  I also enjoy “momming”, which is getting to do all the fun activities that kids do with the excuse of being their parent (yes I am the mom crawling through all the tunnels at the playground).

4.     How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

So far I have written two books: A Perfect Plan (released 5/20/16) and An Imperfect Engagement (pending release date).  I cannot pick a favorite between the two; that is just not fair to either book.

5.     Do you have any suggestions to help others who have a passion for writing?

Do no stifle your imagination with doubt.  Ignore the little voice in your head which discounts your ability and just keep writing.  The best thing anyone ever told me was, “Your book will find the people who need it.”

6.     What do you think makes a great story?

A great story is made from great characters.  When the reader connects with the hero/heroine, they lose themselves in the story.  A great story can make you forget your own reality.

7.     Which Writer/Authors inspire you?

There are too many authors to name.  I am most inspired by indie authors.  Their perseverance, dedication and support to other authors is immeasurable.  I am honored to be included in the community.

8.     What are you working on at the moment?(optional)

I am currently (slowly) working on the third book in the Wiltshire Chronicles series, A Perfect Deception – and no, I will not tell you who the double-crosser is.

9.     What genre are your books?

I write historical, romantic suspense.

10.                        What drew you to the genre you write?

This genre is a combination of all things I love to read – romance, mystery, suspense and the Victorian era (think Pride and Prejudice with murder).

11.                        Which Actor/Actress would you like to see portraying the lead character from your most recent book?(any book you like)

I have always pictured Emma Stone as Samantha; she is spunky, fun and a little tomboyish, with the whole girl next door personal.  Plus, I can definitely see Emma fencing.



12.                        Do you write full-time or part-time?

Sadly, I only get to write part-time.  I would love it to be a full-time occupation, but that is not possible yet.

13.                        What is the hardest thing about writing?

The hardest thing about writing is stopping mid-thought.   I write on the train and when I arrive at my station, I have to pack everything away.  Typically I will not touch it again until the afternoon. 

14.                        Any tips on how to get through the dreaded Writer’s block?

Writer’s block…so much fun.  My advice is to write about anything.  Write about your day, write a grocery list, write a letter to someone – anything to get your mind back into the creative mode.

15.                        Do you read much, and if so who are your favorite Authors or genres?

I do not read as much as I would like to.  However, my top three authors are JK Rowling, JD Robb and Julia Quinn (I must have a thing for J authors).

16.                        Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?

I am currently running a giveaway on my page for the month of November.  I am giving everyone a chance to win a $10 GC and a copy of A Perfect Plan for themselves and a friend.

17.                        How can Readers discovery more about you and your work?


Thank you Alyssa Drake for taking the time for this Interview :)