STACKING THE SHELVES #72

Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2016 5:15 PM

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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Books I had to read for Uni

  

Exams are finally over and that means plenty of FREE TIME! Free time means more BOOKS! I really enjoyed this week. I read some super amazing books plus some great ARCs. The books I had to read for uni weren't bad either!

What did you read this week?
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Sofia T.

Book Tour, Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Reign (Sin City Outlaws #1) by M.N. Forgy

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 12:00 PM
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One bad biker. One gorgeous sheriff. 

One intense biker romance.

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As the president of the Sin City Outlaw Motorcycle Club, l fuck as hard as I ride and rarely go to bed alone.
The women are fast and the violence is intense.
I excel in both.
People either respect me or fear me. I'm not arrogant. It’s just the truth.
I was a king, reigning over Vegas without complication, until one gorgeous sheriff made everything fall apart.
When I saw her, I became a Neanderthal, wanting nothing more than to be between those legs.
I guess that’s where I went wrong, because my reality was shot to hell real
fucking fast.
One kiss caused her to step over that blue line.
One night in her bed made me a traitor.
And now… we’re both screwed.
Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I read by M.N. Forgy and it was WOW!

Zevin, aka Zeek, is the President of the Sin City Outlaws. His life is one of parties, drinking, killing and one night stands. His club is his life; he would die for each of his men and they would do the same. His uncle works with the Mafia and they all practically run Vegas. Zeek was once a great President with loyal men but lately he feels that the club is no longer the family he thought them to be. When a new deputy sheriff stands up to Zeek, things rapidly get out of control.

Jillian cannot believe that the law is being overrun by the Outlaws. She knows everything that is to know about them and has been warned to stay away from them and especially their leader Zeek, but there are some things you cannot stay away from! It doesn’t help that Zeek can’t stay away from her either. Their forbidden attraction could get them both killed.

Reign was a fast read! Onec I started I couldn’t put it down. Zeek and Jillian’s attraction was evident from the first moment they met and neither could stay away! However, as their relationship develops it becomes clear that Zeek isn’t the one in control of the Outlaws anymore. It seems his uncle has ruined what he once considered his family and it’s not long before Zeek and Jillian have to deal with lies, betrayals and enemies by both sides.

I really enjoyed reading Reign and I can’t wait to read the next book! It’s going to be a long wait!

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

EXCERPT

“Really? You got me donuts?” I arch a brow, dropping the lid.
He turns, a mischievous smile fitting his face.
“Don’t all cops like donuts?” he jeers. I roll my eyes, placing my hand on my hip.
“That’s so stereotypical,” I huff. 
“Oh, really?” he replies, grabbing the box off the table, a smug smile still on his face.
“I’ll get rid of them then.”
“No, wait!” I nearly trip over my feet trying to grab the box of donuts. He holds them higher than me and smiles so big I think I see two dimples. Really, he’s pulling the notorious bully move holding them just above my reach? Why am I attracted to him again?
“I thought you didn’t like them,” he taunts.
“I do like them. A lot, actually.” I cross my arms, my cheeks flushing. My dad used to always take me to the local bakery to get donuts on the weekends. I would get whatever I wanted—usually anything with sprinkles—and we would drop the rest off at the department. What can I say, embrace your stereotypes.
“So, it’s true. Cops love donuts,” he states arrogantly, sitting the box back down.


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m.n. forgy bio.jpgM.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

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WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #77 Phoenix Reborn (Alpha Pack #7.5) by J.D. Tyler

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:09 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Phoenix Reborn
Author:  J.D. Tyler
Series: Alpha Pack #7.5

Expected publication: March 15th 2016

Wolf shifter and Firewalker Phoenix “Nix” Monroe has finally met his ultimate Bondmate—Alpha Pack nurse Noah Brooks. Unable to accept his own sexual identity, Nix rejects Noah despite the intense attraction he feels towards him.
By the time Nix realizes he has cast aside the love of his life, it may be too late to save Noah from a terrifying enemy...




What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #67 Top Ten Books Recommended to me

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:16 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Books Recommended to me

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1. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)


2.The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1)


3. Me Before You (Me Before You #1)


4. Hollywood Dirt




6.  Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)


7. Transcendence


8. If I Stay (If I Stay #1)



9. Bright Side (Bright Side #1)


10. Six of Hearts (Hearts #1)


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Sofia T.

Review & Excerpt: Dirty Together (The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy #3) by Meghan March

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 11:48 AM
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Dirty Together by Meghan March Book Three of The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy

Date of Publication: January 12, 2016

Dirty Pleasures 

My wife.

I love saying those words.

She's mine, and if she thinks I'm going to let her run without tracking her down and bringing her back to where she belongs–with me–then she's about to be introduced to a new reality.

Because I'll fight dirty to give her the happily ever after she deserves.


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Review
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The final installment in the dirty billionaire series brings the conclusion to Creighton and Holly’s story!

There is no place where Holly can run and not be found by Creighton. Fortunately, Holly has realized that running isn’t helping and has decided that it’s time to get some answers. I always thought that in the end they would both discover something important regarding their future or even their life together, but that’s not what happens. Sure, Creighton and Holly’s marriage has developed and continues to develop a lot but it’s Creighton’s past that is the main focus of the third part of this trilogy. 

There were some parts of this Trilogy where I felt that the author was taking it too far and were somewhat unrealistic but ultimately the Dirty billionaire trilogy was a fun, enjoyable, “dirty” read. It’s full of hot scenes, enjoyable characters that have matured along the way but for me there was something missing.

Overall, Meghan March has created realistic characters struggling with their own issues and who together manage to overcome everything and find their HEA.

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

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I've got a big dick and an even bigger bank account. That's pretty much where my bio ends.
Honestly, I don't need to say anything else. I've just sold 99% of women on going home with me.
Do I sound like an asshole to you?
That's because I am.
And guess what? It works for me just fine.
Or at least it did.
Until I met her.
Books talk about sparks flying. Fuck that shit. With her, it was like emergency flares mixed with jet fuel. Or maybe just straight up napalm.
Only one problem.
She wouldn't tell me her name or her number when she disappeared from the hotel room after the hottest fucking night of my life.
Now I've had a taste of unicorn pussy–the sweetest, rarest of all pussy–and I need it again.
So what's an asshole to do?
I took this problem to the street. A missed connection gone viral.
And when I find her? I'm keeping her.

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I did it. I married a billionaire.
My reasons are my own, but the last thing I expected was to feel owned.
I may have taken vows, but I'm still determined to be me.
Now his rules are taking over my world, but I'm not the kind of girl to just obey.
There's only one problem: I might actually be falling for him…
I have no idea how this marriage is going to go, but holding onto a piece of myself while succumbing to his dirty pleasures is shaping up to be the ride of a lifetime.
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About Meghan March
Meghan March is the author of contemporary and erotic romance novels. Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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STACKING THE SHELVES #71

Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2016 1:29 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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I was really disappointed with Fuck love by Tarryn Fisher! It was nothing like I expected it to be!

However, I did LOVE The mistake and The score! Hearts of Fire was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

What did you read this week???
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Sofia T.

EXCERPT REVEAL: Fighting Solitude (On the Ropes #3) by Aly Martinez

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016 1:45 PM
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EXCERPT 

“Jesus Christ, Quarry! Calm down. You’re making it worse.” Till pointed toward the building where the woman I loved lay dead in a coffin. 

Oh, God.

My eyes, tunneled by rage, flashed around the mob of reporters before landing on the front steps of the funeral home, where an even bigger crowd of Mia’s friends and family were watching me violently break down—again. 

“I need to get out of here,” I mumbled, straightening my shirt.

“Good idea,” he replied, shoving me toward my car. “I’ll drive.” 

“No. I want to be alone.” 

“You can’t drive right now, Q.” 

“Watch me.” 

“You cannot be behind the wheel…” He carried on with some explanation, but I was more than done listening. The silence had never sounded so good.

Looking up at the sky, I sucked in a breath so deep that it caused my lungs to ache. I refused to release it though. 

Don’t exhale. 

Ignoring Till’s protests, I dug my keys from my pocket and folded into my car. Barely managing to squeeze around the relentless reporters, I started toward the exit. 

This is not happening.

Don’t breathe.

My lungs were on fire, but it felt a hell of a lot better than what was going on in my heart, so I bit my lip and let it blaze—praying that it would eventually engulf me.

Glancing in my review mirror, I saw the cops rolling into the parking lot, but that wasn’t what made me stop. My breath left me on a rush as I slammed on the brakes the moment she came into view. 

Liv was standing in the middle of the road, staring at my taillights. 

Her big, brown eyes were as empty as I felt, and her face was painted with absolute anguish. Without out a single second of hesitation, I leaned over and pushed the passenger’s side door open in invitation. In a pair of heels and a short, black dress, she sprinted forward, not slowing until her ass hit my leather seat. Her door hadn’t even shut before I was off again. 

After turning her cell phone off, she tossed it in the glove box. Mine quickly followed. She didn’t ask any questions as I pulled onto the highway in the exact opposite direction of both of our apartments. She didn’t want to go home any more than I did. 

Our destination was unknown, and that alone made it infinitely better than the one we’d just left. 

I drove. 

And drove.

Then, when I was sick and tired of aimlessly driving, I drove some more. 

With the exception of Liv flipping the radio on when the sun went down, we sat in absolute silence for over four hours. 

Alone, yet still together. 

Finally, around ten p.m., with an empty tank of gas and sleepy eyes, I slipped into a parking space in front of the apartment Liv and Mia shared. Liv didn’t delay in pushing the door open, but that’s the only effort she put into getting out. 

Dropping her head against the headrest, she whispered at the windshield, “Her parents told me she left letters for us. We can pick them up whenever we’re ready.”

“I don’t want a fucking letter. She lied. She’s sorry. I got it. Nothing left to say.” 

“Maybe it will explain stuff though. It might help.”

My angry gaze jumped to her, but she was still staring out the window. 

“Will it bring her back?” I asked. “No? Then I don’t need a goddamn letter. Fuck that. Fuck her parents too. I don’t want shit from them.” 

“They didn’t kill her, Quarry.”

“How can you say that?” 

Her eyes finally met mine. “It was what Mia wanted. She signed the Do Not Resuscitate order, not them.” 

“What the fuck are you doing here? Please, God, tell me you are not actually siding with them? Because, if I recall correctly, we both begged them not to give up on her. They didn’t give a shit about anyone. Liv, they didn’t even get a second opinion.”

“I’m not siding with anyone but Mia. She made a choice. We have to respect it.” Her expression was emotionless, even though her voice trembled. 

“Respect it? Fuck her shitty choice. She should have respected me enough to let me have a say.”

She laughed without humor. “You never would have let her go, Q.”

I slammed the heel of my palm against the steering wheel. “You’re goddamn right I wouldn’t have!” 

“She had brain cancer. It was going to happen one way or another. She knew it. And she made a decision. We don’t get to be mad about that.” 

“Get the fuck out of my car.” 

“No. Listen to me—”

“I’ll start listening the moment you stop spouting the bullshit her parents shoved down your throat tonight.”

She raised her voice for the first time all day. “It’s the truth!”

“It’s bullshit! All of it. How am I supposed to respect the fact that she lied to me for six months? Six fucking months that I could have used to prepare for this.”

“Oh my God, Quarry!” she yelled, exasperated. “Do you seriously think six months could have ever prepared you for this? I could have known since the day I met her and I still wouldn’t have been ready to lose her.” 

“I could have tried! I could have spent that time devoted to being with her instead of traveling to fights. Jesus Christ, Liv, last weekend, I went out with the guys from the gym to play pool. The last fucking Saturday night of her life on this Earth and I was shooting pool with a bunch of assholes I can barely stand. Six months she kept the fact that she was dying a secret. Six. Fucking. Months. You’re right. I wouldn’t have been ready to let her go, but at least I could have figured out how to say goodbye. Instead, all I got was to squeeze her hand, say, ‘I love you,’ and then be escorted out of the hospital by security. Fuck!”

“That’s because you were acting like a fool and threatening her family! That was your choice!” 

“Get the fuck out of my car. Now!” 

“And it’s also the reason you got thrown out of the visitation tonight. Get your shit together or you won’t be allowed at the funeral tomorrow.” 

“I don’t want to go to the funeral!” I shouted at the top of my lungs, making her flinch. “I don’t want there to be a funeral at all. Now, I’m serious. Get. The fuck. Out. Of my car.” 

Through gritted teeth, she seethed, “You know what I’ll never understand? How you claim to be so in love with her, but in this entire conversation, I haven’t heard you say a single word that wasn’t about you. How this affects you. How this hurt you. Last time I checked, you aren’t the one being buried tomorrow.”

“I wish I were!” 

“Fuck you! The world doesn’t revolve around Quarry Page!” With that, she jumped out and slammed the door. 

I didn’t even wait for her to make it to the sidewalk before I was peeling out of the parking lot.

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I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path—one guided by my fists and paved with pain.
Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that’s where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James—the one person I’d die to protect.
Even though I didn’t deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I’d lost, because she’d lost it too.
Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine.
That was going to change.
I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate.
Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting to be the man she deserves.
Fighting the solitude of our pasts.
Fighting for her.
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About the Author
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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.



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WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #76 The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 9:12 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: The Great Hunt
Author: Wendy Higgins
Series: None 

Expected publication: March 8th 2016 

Kill the beast. Win the girl.
A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.
Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.
Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.
Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic, and a princess willing to risk all to save her people.
What are you waiting on Wednesday??? 
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TOP TEN TUESDAY #66 Top Ten Books I've Recently Added To My TBR

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:31 PM
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Top Ten Books I've Recently Added To My TBR 

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1. Midnight Lily


2. For the First Time: Twenty-One Brand New Stories of First Love


3. Better Off Undead (Blood and Moonlight #2)




5. A Different Blue


6. The Night Circus


7. Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1)


8. Red Rising (Red Rising #1)






What are the last 10 books you recently added to your TBR list???
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Sofia T.
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