Monday, September 15, 2014

Quote of the Day 9/15

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”
― Joseph Conrad

Friday, September 12, 2014

DESTINED - Release Day Tasty Book Blast!


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Digital Set of DESTROYED & DESTINED
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After surviving hell not once, but twice, Jade Moore is once again living, but her nights are filled with torture as she relives her time with the Condemned Warriors again and again. The only person capable of chasing away those demons is Viper, the man she has fallen deeply in love with. He is not just her hero, he is her destiny.

Viper’s troubled past makes him the cold, heartless killer that everyone fears. Then he met Jade, falling helplessly in love with her. As he helps Jade overcome her demons, he reveals his own, not knowing if he will lose her forever. But it isn't his past he should be worried about, it’s his future.

Shadow returns to Rockingham to be with the girl he has loved since they were kids, only to find she is in love with another man. He is determined to win the heart of the only girl he has ever loved, no matter the consequences. When secrets are revealed and tragedy strikes, will he put aside his desires and be the friend Jade needs?

Lives will be lost and heartache will be inevitable.

WARNING

This book is intended for Adults 18 years of age and over due to graphic scenes involving sex, language, and violence.

Destined is Book 2 in the Satan’s Rebels MC series and is not a stand alone novel. This book ends in a cliffhanger and there is no HEA (you will have to wait for Book 3 for that). Proceed at your own risk - you have been warned.









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Kira Johns was born and raised in the south, where she works as a paralegal. When she's not working or writing, Kira spends her free with her husband, children and pets. She enjoys spending time outdoors, whether on a boat or on the back of a bike. Kira, her husband and children are all avid competition shooters.


Her first book, Destroyed, was released in August 2014. The second book in the series, Destined, is set to be released September 2014, with the final book, Deserved due by the end of 2014.





Jade Moore was no stranger to the MC lifestyle. Growing up the daughter of the President of the Satan's Rebels, she knew all about family and loyalty. Her world slowly crumbles when she loses not only her parents, but her brother and best friend. Her Uncle steps in and becomes the family she so desperately needs.

But what happens when the only family you have left betrays everything you have ever known?

Jade is drug into the Condemned Warrior world where she is imprisoned for four agonizing years. Beaten and brutalized, she wishes for death, but it never comes.

Reaper inherited the MC from his brother, Halo, and will do whatever it takes to keep the club safe. Anything, including handing over his niece to the club's enemy. All he has to do is convince her brother, Tank, and best friend, Shadow, that she has run away. Easy. But what Reaper never expects is for Tank and Shadow to come home looking for answers years later and discovering the truth.

Tank and Shadow return to their hometown to investigate missing funds. It's when they begin digging for the evidence, they discover a much darker secret that Reaper has been hiding. Enlisting the help of the club's Sergeant at Arms, Viper, they set out to rescue Jade and bring her home where she belongs.

Viper's reputation is well known both inside and out of the MC. He is a cold-blooded killer, incapable of any feeling but hatred. His allegiance lies with Tank and the club. He will do whatever it takes to bring Jade home, even if it means crossing enemy lines to save her. What he doesn't expect is to fall for her.

This book is intended for Adults 18 and over due to graphic scenes involving sex, language, and violence. This novella is book one in the Satan''s Rebels MC series.



Monday, September 8, 2014

Quote of the Day 9/8

“If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there”
― George Harrison, Cloud Nine

Monday, September 1, 2014

Quote of the Day 9/1

“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
― Rosemarie Urquico

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My "Cowboy Take Me Away" by Lorelei James Review

The final Rough Riders book.

Settle in for the hot McKay romance that started it all...

The moment Carson McKay saw the sexy blonde at the dance hall, he wanted to throw her over his saddle and gallop hell-bent toward the closest church. Given his reputation as a lover and a fighter--not necessarily in that order--it wasn't surprising she gave him the cold shoulder. But he hadn't expected the mean right hook when he tried to steal a kiss.

Carolyn West might look sweet and innocent, but she's no fool. The good-looking cowboy with the heart-stopping smile didn't really want to marry her; he just wanted to take her for a test ride. But when he kisses her a second time, she doesn't fight her burning attraction to him...until she learns he's one of the McKay cowboys she's been warned about.

Carson doesn't care about the long-standing feud between their families; he knows that Carolyn was meant to be his. And the more intimate they become, the more Carolyn sees the real man behind the wild cowboy reputation--a man who wants the same forever kind of love she does...and who will lead her into a love story that spans fifty years.

Warning: Crazy, hot, sexy and sweet--good girl meets bad boy cowboy and they prove lust can last a lifetime.


My Review:

This is the final book in Lorelei James’ Rough Rider Series and I don’t think it could’ve been brought to an end any better than this! Cowboy Take Me Away is the story of Carson and Carolyn McKay and takes us through their love story that spans over fifty years.
I absolutely adore the McKay family and I have to admit that I was a little over-ecstatic when I found out that this last book in the series was going to take us back to “how it all began”. The story takes place in present day with Carson and Caro’s fiftieth wedding anniversary approaching, but we are told their love story through flashbacks (there is a reason for the flashbacks but I don’t want to give it away—just know that it’s very emotional). It’s during one of these first flashbacks that we find out Carson and Caro are pretty much a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Their families absolutely despise one another and it’s pretty much forbidden to have any contact with either family. But Carson and Caro fall in love anyway, despite the feud, and over-come so many obstacles along the way. Another thing I really loved about this book is that we actually got relive the past fifty years of Carson’s and Caro’s lives. We got to read about our favorite McKay characters being born and growing up—which was so stinkin’ cute and hilarious at the same time. It reminds me of when you’re dating someone and their mother pulls out the baby book to show them off/embarrass them. One of my favorite scenes was when Keely was born and Carson and Caro bring her home to complete chaos—thanks to the McKay boys J

This was just a wonderful, wonderful book that shows us just how strong the bond between Carson and Caro really is. It is such a beautiful love story and a beautiful ending to an amazing series! Definitely one of those books I could read over and over again. Well done, Ms. James!

5 Stars!

I purchased this book for my own reading enjoyment. I was in no way compensated for this review. These thoughts are my own and are no way influenced by others. Thank you! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Winners from Book Tour!

The winners from my book tour have been notified via email! And, as a surprise, five other names will be drawn to win a free audiobook of ZANE! Thank you again!!!

I have a few non-book things I need to get done today and I'm really hoping for some much needed writing/thinking time tonight. I had a great writing session the night before last, but when it came time for me to sit down last night I just couldn't get my brain to focus for anything. I literally stared at my laptop for about two hours reading the same three words over and over again trying to figure out how the heck I want to start this chapter. It'll come to me...sooner or later  I hope y'all are having a great day!!!