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One night changed her life…
Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities. However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axis.
Double trouble…
Sawyer and Noah Weston are the front men of BAD. They’re fraternal twins and sexy as sin. When they hear the author of The O Factor is in their green room, they’re intrigued. She’s just the person they need to write their farewell story. The brothers offer Amelia the opportunity of a lifetime, which she reluctantly accepts.
Three hearts…
Noah is sweet and considerate, working hard to make Amelia feel at home on the road. Unfortunately, the closer they get, the more obnoxious Sawyer becomes. Sawyer is arrogant and distant and he wants Amelia, even though she’s not his for the taking. Only during stolen moments does Sawyer show her who he really is.
Can Amelia maintain a safe distance from Sawyer and keep her heart intact? Or will she shatter Noah’s heart by giving hers to his brother instead?

Just an Illusion – Side A is the first book in The Illusion Series

*Mature Content- This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to – open door sex, cursing, alcohol and/or drug use, and possible triggers.*


#2 Just an Illusion – The B Side


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A Cowboy’s Heart is Music to my Ears

The McGavin Brothers Series by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Contemporary Romance


A Cowboy’s Heart (Book 4)


I received an advance copy of this book. I chose to review it because I like it and I think you will too. If you’d like to check out the other books in the series, here’s a link to my reviews of each book

A Cowboy's Heart

Overall Rating: 4 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Bryce McGavin is happy with his job, even if he’s not exactly happy with his life. After his girlfriend left him at the alter, Bryce has decided to leave his music behind. When Nicole Williams walks through the door of the bar he manages asking for a shot at singing for tips, Bryce is skeptical. But as Nicole blows him away as a performer and musician, Bryce wonders if Nicole is here to stay, or if she’ll break his heart too.

This is another short and sweet novel to add to the series. I was really looking forward to this book, since Bryce is a bit mysterious and gruff in the earlier books. Learning about his past and his talents is fun. While the book has a happily ever after, I’m dying to learn more about Bryce and Nicole. I hope to see them in another book, if any more are slated for the series.

My favorite thing about this book is that it’s a slow burn kind of book. Sure there’s some instant attraction between Nicole and Bryce, but they don’t fall into each other’s laps right away. Their relationship develops believably and by the end of the book, I knew they were in love for all the right reasons.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

Yes, this is some change well spent. Enjoy the weekend or relax one afternoon with this sweetheart.

Something else you might enjoy:

If you enjoy books with musicians in them, try Bounty by Kristen Ashley. This is the last book of her Colorado Mountain series but it is definitely a stand-alone. The nice thing about this one is there are some lyrics to make the musical components of the book stand out.

Enjoyable Short Tale of the Longest Fall

Title: The Longest Fall
Series: Whisper Lake #1
Author: Anna Argent
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 15, 2017


Daisy Grace fell in love with her best friend’s brother before she was old enough to wear a bra. But Mark barely noticed she was alive. She held out hope for years until he set his sights on the older, more glamorous Janey, Daisy knew Mark would never see her as anything more than a friend. He was taken. Forever.
Years later, after
Janey’s tragic death, Daisy is once again forced to face the only man who has
ever made her heart pound.
All Mark wants is to
be left alone to grieve in peace. For nearly two years, he’s lived in
isolation, punishing himself for what happened to his fiancée. When Daisy comes
to convince him to attend his baby sister’s wedding, his life of quiet grieving
is shattered. Daisy makes him feel things he has no business feeling, but no
matter how hard he tries, he can’t convince the force of nature that is Daisy
Grace to leave him alone.
Daisy refuses to give
up on him. If she can’t lift Mark out of the dark place he’s made for himself,
the man she’s been falling in love with forever will be too far gone to save.
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After spending years working in corporate America as an
engineer, Anna traded it all in for a quiet life in the country. She lives with
her husband on a small cattle ranch in the Ozark Mountains, penning stories
filled with love, lust and a healthy dose of magic. She loves to hear from her
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I was given a complementary copy of the book. I decided to review it after I found that I liked the book.

The Longest Fall (book 1)

Longest Fall

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Daisy Grace has had in love with her best friend’s brother since she was little, but Mark never noticed her. When Mark started dating Daisy’s friend Janey, she put her school-girl crush aside to be happy for her friend. When Janey dies in a freak accident, Mark slips into a depression that no one can touch, not even his family. But Daisy is determined to reach Mark, no matter what it takes, even if it means loosing her heart again.

This is a short, sweet read. Daisy and Mark are honest, relatively-drama free people who are in an extreme situation. Mark is paralyzed with guilt over Janey’s death and he can’t move forward. Daisy wants to see her friend happy, even if that means he moves on from Janey with someone else. So the emotion from each character seems honest and authentic.

I don’t want to give anything away, and since it’s a short book, there’s not a lot for me to say that wouldn’t spoil it in some way. But I found Mark to be sweet and Daisy to be strong and courageous. Plus, I love that Daisy in an electrician. I love a woman who knows her way around tools.

My only negative is that since this is the first book in a new series, there isn’t enough interaction with secondary characters to make the next books interesting. I’m not invested in Daisy’s brothers or cousins, so I’m not anxious for the next book to be released. The flip side of that, though, is this reads as a complete standalone. If you never read another book in the series, you’ll still finish this one satisfied.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $2.99)

This book is a little over a hundred pages, so I’m not sure I’d recommend buying it at $3. But, if you had Kindle Unlimited it’s free, so I’d recommend picking it up then. If you don’t have KU, check your local library for a sweet read.

Something else you might enjoy:

Another childhood crush to lovers book is Truth or Beard by Penny Reid. It’s the first book in her Winston Brother’s series, and since she’s set to release the fourth book in the series on August 01, 2017, you might as well start reading now so you’ll be caught up by release date. It’s a great, funny, smart read. You can read more about what I think about Truth or Beard here.

Released Today: Book 3 in The McGavin Brothers Series

The McGavin Brothers Series by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Contemporary Romance


A Cowboy’s Return (Book 3)


I received a free copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to review it and I honestly recommend it.

A Cowboy's Return

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Ryker McGavin has been back from serving his country for a few weeks and so far has been lucky to avoid his high school sweetheart April Harris. But when April needs a flight up Kalispell to see her sister, Ryker is determined to get the awkwardness out of the way. So what that she broke his heart? April has always had a thing for Ryker, but even though he’s back for good, she knows that they are too different to be together long term. He’s a war hero and she’s a vegetarian pacifist. How could they possibly make it work?

Beginning this book I was very excited. I have always wondered how two people who approach the world in fundamentally different ways make it work. To me, this book is premised upon a very real problem: what do you need to have in common, if anything, to make love work?

As I progressed through the book, I totally fell in love with Ryker. Although I probably have more in common with April, I found her to be a little bit distasteful. She’s too involved in her own worldview to allow people their differences.

That being said, by the end of the book, I loved Ryker and April together. I was really rooting for them, and I’m so glad this story ends in a happily ever after. I have to admit, though, that April is a little hard for me to take. I know a few pacifists and all of them admire our U.S. Veterans. It’s not that April doesn’t, it’s just that she didn’t seem to have a lot of empathy, and that’s weird to me because all of the pacifists I know are very empathetic people. But, I will admit, that on a rational level (so not dependent on my personal experience) I understand her reasoning and motivations.

In the end, I really enjoyed the book. If Ryker were a real person, I’d be ALL OVER HIM! He is the quintessential cowboy, as all the McGavin men are, and he is the real star of this book. If you need a sweet new book boyfriend, then look no further!

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99 Special Price)

Yes! It’s very sweet and you should get it RIGHT NOW because of the special price for release week. At a buck this book is well-worth getting a small instead of a large Frappuccino at Starbucks!

Something else you might enjoy:

It’s not really the same storyline, but I enjoy how these two characters challenge each other about politics and personal beliefs. Kristen Ashley’s Kaleidoscope has two characters who make it work despite their differences.

Cover Reveal of Forces of Nature

A Force of Nature Fairytale Series
Author: M.A. Horst
Genre: Standalone Erotic Romance
Release Dates: May/June 2017

Series Blurb

One man’s promise to another binds his future Flower grandchildren to the Royal Family.

One by one a Flower will be claimed by a Royal.

The Royal family is a force of nature to be reckoned with, but have they finally met their match?

The Royal men are domineering, brute and fierce until they lay eyes on a Flower woman. Then nothing can stop them from claiming what’s rightfully theirs.

Fire Royal is the only female Royal amongst a sea of formidable Royal men, but she won’t let this keep her down. This is one woman who will never bow before a man, until she meets Reed Flower – the last of the Flower family to be claimed. 

Warning: Seven short, over the top, insta-love, hot as hell fairytales with a twist of kinkiness. 

Each book in The Force of Nature series is standalone & about a different couple.

Release Date: May 8, 2017
Storm, the eldest
son of a heartless businessman is forced to choose a bride. His father wants
grandchildren to secure the future of Royal Industries, and he wants them
Forced to choose
from a specific list of women that’s been promised to the Royal family, Storm
holds a masked ball and invites the six women.

Poppy has lived a
sheltered life. She has been homeschooled by her overprotective mother.
Attending the masked ball is an exciting experience for her until she lands in
the arms of Storm Royal. Electricity crackles around them.

Poppy’s delicate new love is shattered when she finds out why Storm really
wants to marry her. She’s only a means to an end, another piece of property.
Can Storm win
Poppy’s trust while trying to keep his fiery desire for her under control?
This is one force
of nature Poppy didn’t see coming.
Release Date: May 15, 2017
Lily has been born into
wealth, and with that comes a certain responsibility. She has been promised to
Hail, who has just taken over Royal Industries along with his brothers and
cousins. The Royal family screams power and money and they’ll destroy anyone
who stands in their way of acquiring more.
Hail is more forceful and
unyielding than the preppy son of a greedy bastard Lily took him for.
Everything about him is dominant. When his eyes lock with hers sparks fly instantly.
Lily belongs to Hail and there’s nothing she can do but honor her grandfather’s

Just one look at Lily and
Hail is determined to own her in every way. He doesn’t want her obedience just
because she’s honoring a promise. He wants her obedience because she craves to
please him.

The force of nature might just be too much for the delicate Lily.

Release Date: May 22, 2017
Rose is more thorns than
the flowery beauty people take her for. When she hears that she’s been promised
to Lake Royal, an arrogant bastard, she turns prickly.
Lake might be known as
the family player but he has a more serious side that comes out when he sets
his sights on something he really wants. Lake wants Rose with a burning
passion. He wants to own her and tame her. There’s nothing more Lake likes than
a good challenge.
Rose hates that Lake can
make her burn up with just a touch.
How long will Rose be
able to fight of the force of nature that’s Lake Royal?

Release Date: May 29, 2017
When Rain pictures
innocence, he imagines a hot body in a school uniform.
Magnolia Flower is
anything but. Her clothes are always a size to big and you won’t find her dead
in a dress. Her hair’s a mess that she hides behind.
It only takes one
flick of Magnolia’s warm brown eyes to bring Rain to his knees.
Rain decides he’s
tired of playing the waiting game and he claims what’s rightfully his. Magnolia
will be his, body, mind and soul.
Can a delicate
flower keep a force of nature like Rain on his knees?

Release Date: June 5, 2017
River Royal is like a bloodhound, once
he gets the scent of a woman he wants, there’s no stopping him. He lives for
the thrill of hunting and conquering.
Jasmine Flower is determined to make it
on her own in the business world. She’s offered a job by River, and even though
all her senses are on high alert, she agrees. The money is amazing and it will
go a long way to helping her get on her own feet.
On her first day of work River informs
her that he’s laying claim to the promise her grandfather made to his. She’ll
be his in every way.
It might not be the job Jasmine applied
for, but she likes it, so why not?
Has this force of nature finally met his

Release Date: June 12, 2017
It’s Cherry Flower’s first day at her first job. All she wants to do is make enough money so she can leave home which has become hell.

Everything changes when she literally falls into Tide Royal’s arms.

Tide is the most successful out of all his brothers and cousins. Everything he touches turns to gold. He’s never felt a burning passion for anything in his life … until Cherry. Tide rarely laughs and always keeps to himself. He wants nothing to do with the list of women promised to his family until he finds out that Cherry is the last woman left. It’s between him and his cousin Stone – who will get Cherry?

Tide can’t keep himself from feeling protective of Cherry. An overwhelming desire burns through his veins and he’ll stop at nothing to make Cherry his.

Will this force of nature win the heart of the last flower?

Release Date: June 19, 2017
Young Reed Flower gets a job as a
security guard, working the nightshift at the reception counter of Royal
Industries.  The powerful and sexy CEO,
Fire Royal, is beautiful and mysterious. She’s worked hard to earn herself the
nickname ‘The Ice Queen’ in order to keep gold-digging men at a distance.
Fire keeps playing with him – a game of
cat and mouse. She has no intention of ever being the mouse. Unable to resist
Reed’s dangerous good looks and inexperience, Fire admits she wants him and
employs him as her personal bodyguard. When she finds out just how innocent Reed
is, she wants to be his first. She wants to shape him into a lover that will
obey her every command. 

Reed is shocked to find that he’ll do
anything to win Fire’s trust, but she’s a woman with dark secrets.

Will Reed give himself over to Fire and
explore the darker side of love or will this force of nature be the end of him?

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International bestselling author of Predator, The Monster Series and many others. She loves writing anything from Young Adult to Suspense Romance.

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Dirty Thief Book Review & Release Blitz



Dirty Players by Tia Louise

Contemporary Romance

Dirty Thief (Book 4)

I received an early copy of this book and voluntarily wrote a review. Although this is book 4 in the series, it is a standalone novel.

Overall Rating: 3.5 (XXX)

Quick & Dirty summary: Ava Wilder is married to the King, and although she used to survive by stealing, she is dedicated to being the wife he needs. Rowan Tate is thankful he married the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen and he will stop at nothing to keep her, and his country, safe. But when Ava’s past begins to haunt her, and women she is connected to through tragedy wind up dead, she must work together with her husband to stop a killer.

This is the 4th book in a series and when I decided to read it, I had no idea that it was a part of a series or that the series was so long. While I could tell that there were backstories that I hadn’t read, I don’t think it detracted from my enjoyment of the novel. In fact, I really like that the story began with Ava and Rowan married. I love that it showed that even once you’re married, the adventure doesn’t end!

Overall this is a fun book. There is a bit of a murder mystery, but it isn’t too difficult to work out “who done it.” That being said, there is a bit of tragedy and suspense that adds some emotional depth to the book. This is layered with a lot of really hot sex scenes. What you get is a couple that seems to be tied to each other emotionally as well as physically, which is nice.

What I didn’t care for so much is how silly Ava acts toward the end. For a girl who spent her childhood in foster homes and on the streets, she doesn’t make the best decisions. There is also a kind of awkwardness in portraying Ava as a sweet, caring person. Tia Louise backs up her characterization of Ava as sweet with some great actions and descriptions, but they seem stilted to me. This might just be me and you won’t have any problems with it.

I think I would have had more of an investment in the novel had I read the entire series. As I mentioned, it’s not necessary to appreciate the book, but I think I would love the characters a bit more because I’d have spent more time with them. That’s the great thing about series!

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $2.99 Release Day Only)

If you’ve been following the series, then of course you need to buy it! But, if you haven’t read the other books, I’d hold off, even with the sale price. While it’s good as a standalone, I think it would be well worth the money to wait and read the other books in the series to further the fun.

Something else you might enjoy:

If you’d like to try a historical romance novel, try Christina Skye’s Come the Night. In this one, the hero is a highwayman, so it’s a nice little inversion of the thief theme.

Title: Dirty Thief
Series: Dirty Players #4
Author: Tia Louise
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2017



What do you get when you mix a brooding king with a sexy pickpocket? Not your usual fairytale.
Ava Wilder is beautiful, she lives in a pink castle, and she’s a thief. Rowan Westringham Tate loves power, speed, and Ava.
Their romance is straight out of a dirty Cinderella story, until the one man Ava is running from shows up to claim what she stole—or to claim her.
Now Ava might be forced to take another thing to protect her happily ever after… A life. 
DIRTY THIEF is a white-hot CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE in the “Dirty Players” universe. It features secrets, lies, a touch of darkness, and scorching-hot sexy times. Prepare for frequent panty changes, frantic clicking, and rapid breathing until the end. Mature readers only.

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Moving my mouth, I devour her. She keeps pace with me, and while our bodies are wet and slippery, our mouths are inseparable. Lips move, tongues chase. I pull her full upper lip between my teeth, and she sucks my bottom lip into her mouth. We’re making out like teenagers, and I move closer, cupping her ass to pull her flush against me.
My knees bend, and her hand drops between us, grasping my erection and sliding up and down. I groan into her mouth, and her tongue slides along the seam of mine. Her hand moves faster, and I grip the back of her head, fisting her hair. She’s working me, and it feels fucking amazing.
“Ava,” I groan, breaking away, dropping my chin to kiss her shoulder.
She kisses my neck, just before I feel her teeth against my skin, just before she pulls it into her mouth. She’s sucking my neck, jacking me off, and fuck, I’m so close to coming.
My fingers tighten, and I pull her head back. “I need to be inside you.”
Dilated eyes heavy with desire meet mine. “Take me to bed.”
Holding her around the waist, I lift us both from the hot water, grabbing the white terry robe off the hook as we pass. I drape it around Ava’s shoulders before easing her back onto the enormous king-sized bed. She’s on her back, her head on the pillow, and I brace my hands at her sides. My eyes skim over her naked body, lightly pink from the water, scuffed from my beard. Then I lean down to consume her mouth again.
Her lips part, and our tongues stroke and taste. I’m ravenous for her. My frustration and tension once more finds release in most pleasurable way. Her fingers grip my arms, and I dip my tongue into her cherry-mint sweetness. I haven’t stopped kissing her since we entered the bath, but now I’m wanting another taste.
Moving down her body, I stop at her breasts, pulling one nipple into my mouth, circling my tongue, teasing her tip. Her back arches, and she moans. I kiss my way to the other side and pull another stiff peak between my lips, nipping and sucking. I want to mark her. I want to cover her creamy skin in blistering red marks of passion.
“You’re delicious,” I sigh, kissing the top of her ribs. Lavender oil scents her skin.
She laughs and pulls away. “Tickles!”
I smile as I continue to the center of her torso to circle my tongue around her navel before going lower. I kiss her hipbone, biting and sucking another red mark before settling down between her thighs. Holding her hips, I spread her open. A glance up, and I see her stomach rising and falling rapidly with her breaths. Anticipation is the strongest aphrodisiac.
Holding my lips just above her clit, I allow my breath to warm her body. I lightly brush my lips along the crease at the top of her thigh.
She squirms and sighs. “Rowan…”I love driving her crazy. I love keeping her happy. I want nothing more than Ava Wilder-Tate saying my name in that exact note of need and eagerness every time.


Author Bio

Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

From “Readers’ Choice” nominations, to USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, to winning the 2015 “Favorite Erotica Author” and the 2014 “Lady Boner Award” (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.
A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…
Books by Tia Louise
The One to Hold Series:
One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine), 2014
One to Protect (Derek & Melissa), 2014
One to Love (Kenny & Slayde), 2014
One to Leave (Stuart & Mariska), 2014
One to Save (Derek & Melissa), 2015
One to Chase (Amy & Marcus), 2015
One to Take (Stuart & Mariska), 2016
The Dirty Players Series:
The Prince & The Player, 2016
A Player for A Princess, 2016
Dirty Dealers, 2017
Dirty Thief, April 25, 2017
Paranormal Romances:
One Immortal (Derek & Melissa, #SexyVampires), 2015
One Insatiable (Koa & Mercy, #SexyShifters), 2015ORDER SIGNED COPIES

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Enjoyable Confessions

Wingmen Series by Daisy Prescott

Contemporary Romance


The Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat (Book 2)


I did not read book 1, so this book can be read as a standalone, as I did. But, like all series, it’s probably more enjoyable if you read them in order.


Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Tom Donnelly doesn’t mind his tom cat reputation. He may live on an island, but most of the women he sleeps with know that he’s not the dating, and certainly not the marrying kind. So when his sister’s best friend returns home and propositions him for a one night stand, he doesn’t mind obliging her, even if it goes against his admittedly loose morals. Hailey King has known Tom for most of her life, and although she’s a few years younger, she’s heard the rumors. Hailey knows Tom’s position on love and relationships, and she isn’t about to let anyone play her the fool.

This is a quick-paced love story that follows a somewhat typical storyline for “reluctant romance.” I had never heard of that term until someone else used it in an author group I follow on Facebook. It makes sense because there are so so many of these kinds of romance novels. Guy doesn’t believe in love until one day, the right woman comes along and it isn’t until he almost looses her that he realizes how much he loves her. I don’t think I’m giving anything away by writing that because Daisy Prescott puts her on spin on it.

Tom does have a few emotional depths that are challenged in the novel, and Hailey faces her own trials that reveal her character. There are some funny parts, although that’s not the first word that comes to mind when I think of this book. Instead, I think of it as an easy read that does it’s job of taking you away from the cares of your life.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $4.98)

To me, 5 bucks is a lot of money for an ebook, so I’d say borrow it from the library or from a friend. I think I won this copy on a Facebook giveaway, which I’ve discussed in a previous post. You can read about Facebook “parties” here. But it’s definitely worth a read if you can get your hands on a copy.

Something else you might enjoy:

Try His Lucky Charm by Frankie Love. I read it recently and really enjoyed it, plus it’s set in Ireland. You can read my review here.