Review | One Night with a Hero by Laura Kaye




One Night with a Hero by Laura Kaye


Description from goodreads:

He wants just one night…

After growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Army Special Forces Sgt. Brady Scott vowed never to marry or have kids. Sent stateside to get his head on straight—and his anger in check—Brady’s looking for a distraction. He finds it in his beautiful new neighbor’s one-night-only offer for hot sex, but her ability to make him forget is addictive. Suddenly, Brady’s not so sure he can stay away.

…what they need is each other.

Orphaned as a child, community center director Joss Daniels swore she’d never put herself in a position to be left behind again, but she can’t deny herself one sizzling night with the sexy soldier who makes her laugh and kisses her senseless. When Joss discovers she’s pregnant, Brady’s rejection leaves her feeling abandoned. Now, they must overcome their fears before they lose the love and security they've found in each other, but can they let go of the past to create a future together?






Edition Info:

ebook, 173 pages
Published October 20th 2012 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Brazen)

ISBN13   2940015495942

Series Info:

The Hero

Book #1:  Her Forbidden Hero




Book #2:  One Night with a Hero



My Rating:

4 Sexy Stars




My Review:

Holy Hot Shit Batman!  This book was goooooooooooooooooooood!  
It is just as hot as the cover suggests - seriously!  

I love that we get to see inside both Brady and Joss's heads... I absolutely LOVE Brady!  He is damaged and kind and sweet and good but doesn't think he deserves love from anyone or a future with anyone.  Joss is also damaged but she still wants what everyone wants...  a future, someone forever, a family.

I love how these two characters meet - and that fact the Joss is reading a freaking SEALs book is so fantastic!  Joss won my heart the minute it was mentioned she was reading a romance book based on SEALs and then again when she describes how books are so important to her.  LOVE HER!

Joss is so strong and yet so vulnerable   She is hard as nails on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside - I love all her tattoos and how she explains each of them in the book.  I totally love her - I want to be her friend!  I love these characters and their interaction so much.  Joss is so snarky and Brady is just a huge pain in the ass... but he seems to understand Joss and he sees through the exterior and past all the defenses and see Joss.  

Of course this book is from Brazen, so it has steamy parts and WOW can Laura Kaye write that stuff!  The scenes in this book are some of the hotest I've read in a while...  They were delicious!  <3

I can't leave you without showing you who I see as Brady & Joss...  so here we go
(if you click on the pictures it will take you to where I found them online)

Brady

   

I had to use Channing... I couldn't see anyone else the entire book and well I just love him.



Joss


Sadly, I don't know who this person is :( but she is perfect for Joss.




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About the Author:











New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller Laura Kaye is the author of nearly a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Laura is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Maryland Romance Writers.

Laura is represented by Jennifer Schober of Spencerhill Associates.





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Sun Dwellers Book Blast


Today is the day kitties!  David Estes has released the 3rd book in The Dwellers Series!  I am so excited!!  I am reading The Sun Dwellers right now and let me tell you - AH-MAZE-ING!  Check out this newest book and all of David's books!  He is an amazing writer and an amazing person!!!!!!!  


And because he loves us readers so much all The Dwellers books are $0.99 today only!  Click the links below to buy your copies!!  Get to moving - click click click!!



Early praise for The Sun Dwellers

"This finale exceeded all of my expectations. The action, the intrigue, and the relationships were taken to a new level. Fantastic finish to the series, and definitely the best of the three."
Kerri Hughes ~Goodreads

"There are some very surprising twists and turns. And the ending is awesome! I can’t wait to read what David writes next! "  
Lolita ~ Goodreads

This was a great ending to the series! So much action and emotions packed into this story.
The pacing was great and we get a lot of big secrets to come out and finally tie everything together.
Alexandria Nicole ~Goodreads


“This series is nothing short of amazing. It's given us more than the moon and the stars, now we the brilliance of the sun.”
Terri ~ My Book Boyfriend



 Early praise for the author

“David created a world I was excited to learn about and characters I cared about. I'll remember this story for a very long time!”
Alexandria Nicole ~Goodreads



“Estes delivers a winner with confident writing that truly draws you into the story. “
Think ~ Goodreads



“The author, David Estes, has forged his name into writers to be watched and read.”
Marni ~Goodreads



“David is such a fantastic author and he really knows how to pull at the heartstrings.”
Kay ~K-Books


 About the author




David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. He grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children's and YA markets in 2010. He´s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table




You can follow David at:

Blog  |  Author Facebook Page  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Goodreads fan page



The Dwellers Saga


The Moon Dwellers Synopsis:

In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.
After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.


Buying Links

Kindle Ebook  |  Amazon Paperback  |  B&N Ebook  |  Smashwords Ebook



The Star Dwellers Synopsis:

After rescuing her father and younger sister, Adele is forced to leave her family and Tristan behind to find her mother in the cruel and dangerous realm of the star dwellers.
Amidst blossoming feelings for Adele, Tristan must cast his feelings aside and let her find her own way amongst the star dwellers, while he accompanies Adele's father to meet with the leaders of the moon dwellers and decide the fate of the Tri-Realms.
Will Adele be able to rescue her mother and make it back to the Moon Realm before the President and the sun dweller soldiers destroy her family?
Can Tristan convince the moon dweller puppets of the error of their ways?
Was Adele's lost kiss with Tristan her one and only chance at love?
In her world there's only one rule: Someone must die.

Buying Links


Kindle Ebook  |  Amazon Paperback  |  B&N Ebook  |  Smashwords Ebook




The Sun Dwellers Synopsis:

With those she's closest to dying around her, Adele embarks on a secret mission to the Sun Realm to assassinate the President. Along the way she'll uncover secrets about her relationship with Tristan that she might not be ready to face.
Tristan has a secret, too, one that's been eating him up inside ever since he met Adele. Will he reveal all, and
risk the loss of friendship and love at a time when he needs it the most?
At the same time, Adele's mother, General Rose, must lead her soldiers into battle to face the sun dweller army in the hopes of holding them off until Adele can complete her mission. Can she outlast the strength of

President Nailin's elite fighting force?

There's only one truth in their world: someone must die.


Bonus Material

 Includes a bonus Dwellers Short Story (Anna's Story) and a sneak peek at David Estes's follow up YA Dystopian
Series, Fire Country!

You can buy the Sun Dwellers here

The Sun Dwellers (The Dwellers Saga)  |  Barnes & Noble






**special thanks to Karla over at PBD**


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Cover Reveal | The Summer I Became A Nerd


Today I have a cover reveal for you from Entangled Teen...  The Summer I Became A Nerd has been on my TBR for some time now - I hope it is on your's as well!  I am looking forward to May 2013 for its release!  Please check out this book below and great cover!  Add it to you TBRs =)



Description from the Publisher:





On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.


Mark your calendars for the Release Date!
May 7, 2013


About the Author

 Born and raised in northern Louisiana, Leah Rae Miller still lives there on a windy hill with her husband and kids. She loves comic books, lava lamps, fuzzy socks, and Cherry Coke. She spends most of her days reading things she likes and writing things she hopes other people will like.

Goodreads  |  Twitter  |  Blog



Be sure to check out Leah's site and watch it the weeks leading up to 5/7/13 (release day) for details on how to submit/enter to win during the Marked-to-Read contest that will be going on over on Goodreads.



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Jessica Sorensen's Blog: Callie & Kayden Teaser! Kayden's POV!

OMG I can't freaking wait for this book!  Check this out and then go add it to your TBR, Wishlist, Library list, whatever - just add it!


Jessica Sorensen's Blog: Callie and Kayden Teaser! Kayden's POV!


(New Adult Contemporary)*Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.(less)

Description from goodreads:

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

(New Adult Contemporary)*Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.(less)




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Tater's Tall Tails is ONE

Have you all seen Tater's Tall Tails Blogaversary post yet?  

Get over there and check it out!


Tater's Tall Tails




go check it out - you'll LOVE it!


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M.R. Merrick | Exiled & Shift Promo!!!!!

You all know how much I love M.R. Merrick's The Protector Series!  I am super excited to have a promo post for you today and Release is coming soon!!



Power Will Flourish


Lives Will be Lost


Nothing, Will be Forgotten




Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase's birthday, the bloodline stopped. 

Exiled without the Circle's protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle's agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world. 

Vowing to stop them, and knowing he can't do it alone, Chase forms a reluctant alliance with Rayna - a sexy witch with an attitude and a secret. In their attempt to stop them however, Chase and Rayna find themselves in the middle of the Circle's plan, leaving one of them to decide what their friendship is worth, and the other's life depending on it.


Excerpt from Exiled:

I’d had several jobs in the past year. This one I’d managed to keep for a few months. Most of my employers frowned on me coming to work with cuts and bruises all the time. It made for “poor presentation,” they’d say. I was thankful it hadn’t interfered with this job, yet.
I finished up my shift and had started my walk home from the burger joint when I felt it. A hunter doesn’t mistake the feeling that demons are around. It moves down your spine and chills your bones. Feeling it proved I was indeed a hunter, even without an element.
The August air was warm for the late hour, and a thick layer of sweat made my white shirt cling to me. I stopped and unzipped my duffle bag, locating the silver dagger inside. Silver was great no matter what you were fighting; it could do serious damage to anything of the Underworld. 
The tingle shot down my spine again. If I focused, I could feel each hair on my neck rise. I saw a blur of movement across the street and watched it disappear into a shadowy alley. I moved across the street in a low crouch, resting my weight on the balls of my feet. I slowed my breathing and pulled the dagger from my bag before I slipped around the corner. 
My senses were alive and strained to see movement, or hear the sound of feet shuffling against loose rocks. As a hunter, I could see well in the dark, though the only light came from a single flickering street lamp.
I was almost to the end of the alley when it hit. I couldn’t tell what “it” was, but it struck my back and launched me forward. My feet tumbled over my head and my back smashed hard into the concrete wall at the end of the alley. Hands grabbed me and lifted me to my feet, dragging me a few steps before throwing me back the other way. I flew through the air, hit the ground and rolled out into the street.
I used my momentum and came up on one knee to recover. My back burned where pavement had grated the skin off, but I pushed the pain aside as the figure stalked towards me.
“Your death will bring me great glory, hunter. Killing the son of Riley Williams will make me a legend among the Underworld,” the low voice gloated.
“That’s really great, good luck with that,” I said. 
He smiled and the fangs that slid down from his gums were long and sharp. His pale skin started to thin as the vampire changed into his demon form.
Milky skin faded into transparent flesh, revealing the moving muscles beneath. Veins ran black through the vampire’s face and limbs, pushing against the thinning clear skin. Strange muscles in his hands pushed bony talons out over his finger nails, and the whites of his eyes disappeared, filling with an inky blackness. The dark orbs stared at me as his fanged mouth curled into a smile, and in a blur he sprang forward, talons swinging. 
I ducked as they sliced through the air over my head. I brought the knife up into his stomach and twisted the blade before I pulled it out. Blood spilled onto the ground, but I knew the wound wasn’t enough to kill him. Cut off his head or pierce his black heart – those were my options. I could light him on fire, but I was fresh out of matches.
I brought my foot up and kicked the vampire back to give myself some room. I steadied myself, waiting for him to charge, but his body jerked and the point of a silver blade appeared in his chest before he could move.
The vamp’s body went limp and collapsed, then exploded in a flash of orange light. It burned away into a cloud of ash and littered the pavement, revealing the girl – of all things – who had beaten me to the kill.
Raven hair spilled over her pale shoulders with hints of red highlighting the occasional strand. A tight leather top revealed a sliver of toned stomach and a tease of cleavage. Black pants hugged her hips and long slender legs and met knee-high boots. Her skin glistened in the light, but the most noticeable of her features were her eyes. 
Bright green orbs sparkled with an odd glow: demon’s eyes. They had the slit pupils of a cat that I’d never seen on anything other than a house pet or a shifter in animal form. I slipped back into fight mode. I’d never watched one demon kill another, but I suppose for the fame of killing me, why not? 
I lunged and threw a punch at her face, but she dodged it with ease. 
“You almost messed up my kill,” she snarled, and I had barely enough time to dodge her powerful kick.
“Your kill? You stole it from me!” I swung my fist and hit her stomach. She bent over, winded, before she stepped back and caught her breath, regaining her stance and composure. 
“Stole it? Please, I’d been tracking him for blocks.” She spun and caught my chin with the heel of her boot, snapping my head to the side. I rubbed my jaw where she’d hit me and smiled. 
“Well then, I guess it’s a good thing I was here to slow him down. Who knows if you would have been able to catch him?” 
She moved in for another kick but I was ready. I grabbed her foot and pushed her back. She fell to the ground but quickly came to her feet. “I would have gotten him just fine on my own. Hunting is an art. It would’ve gone on as long as I deemed necessary.” 
“Call it hunting if you want, but a filthy demon killing her own kind is still just that: a filthy demon.” I could tell I’d offended her even before she hit me. 
My eyes watered when her fist smashed into my nose and her foot connected with my stomach in quick succession. I jerked back to avoid the knee that flew towards my face and pushed it to the side, but she was already moving towards me. Her hands hit my chest hard and I soared through the air for a long moment before I hit the ground. I felt a sharp pain shoot up through my spine and I could hear her laughter as I struggled to my feet. 
“I have to admit I expected more from you, Chase, being the infamous son of Riley Williams and all.” 
I gripped my dagger until my knuckles turned white and spoke through gritted teeth. “I’ll try not to disappoint.” 
My fist hit her jawbone and made a loud crack. I came back with my other hand and wrapped it around her throat. I stepped into the movement and threw her forward in a burst of hunter’s strength. She slammed into the ground but recovered faster than I anticipated. Before I could brace myself she was on top of me. 
I pulled her body down and we rolled over each other against the cold concrete until I was on top. I kept a handful of her hair wound tight in my fist and pushed my blade against her throat. “More what you expected?” 
“Not really.” She smirked. 
I felt the point of a knife pushing against my stomach. Before I could react, a commanding male voice came from behind us. 
“Enough!” it boomed. 
I didn’t take the knife or my eyes off the demon beneath me. 
“But we were just starting to have fun,” she complained. The smile on her face was anything but threatening. If this was her idea of fun, I didn’t want to know what she considered boring. 
“Rayna, enough,” the man repeated. 
She sighed, sticking out her bottom lip in a pout before the knife left my skin. “Truce?” she said with an innocent face. 
“Not a chance,” I replied, pushing the knife harder against her throat.
I was pulled away from Rayna and pressed against a wall, thick hands around my throat. I raised my blade but my opponent blocked and twisted my arm at an awkward angle. The man ripped the blade from my hand and I squirmed. 
“Calm down, Chase. We are not here to hurt you,” the voice said. A complete shadow hung around the figure, moving as he moved.
“So she attacked me for fun?” I snapped. 
“If we wanted you dead, you would be,” he said, releasing his grip, and I fell to the sidewalk. He stepped back slowly and the shadow peeled itself from his body. As it faded, it revealed a large man whose magic I’d never sensed before. 
“If you don’t want to kill me, what do you want?” I asked. 
The man reached forward, a large dark arm holding out my dagger. I wrapped my hand around it in confusion. The contrast of our skin was drastic; my pale flesh glowed against his midnight color and the size of his hand alone made me feel small. 
“What Rayna told you was true. We were tracking the vampire, not you. Although I’m happy to finally meet you, I’d imagined this moment under different circumstances,” he said. 
“There are ways to meet people besides attacking them.” 
“I agree. You must forgive us; Rayna is quick to lash out when insulted.” My eyes met his and I couldn’t read his expression. I knew I hadn’t been polite, but I wasn’t about to apologize to a demon. “You know, your father would not have hesitated to kill her, no matter his position.” 
“Congratulations, you’ve discovered I’m not my father. What the hell would you know about him anyways?” 
He turned his head to the side and as the light hit his neck it revealed a tattoo. It was the one every hunter received after their ceremony. The one I never got. 
The tattoo made me realize why he could bend the shadows; he was an air elemental and a powerful one at that. I had heard stories of hunters being able to work with shadows, but I’d never seen it done firsthand. 
I looked him over, not sure what to think of a hunter working with a demon. He was taller than me by an inch, around six-foot three. His head was smooth shaven, though there was a small patch of hair under his lower lip. His skin seemed like a smooth dark chocolate. His body was large and square, broad shoulders making him a massive column of strength and power. He filled out a sharp black suit jacket and wore black loafers, leaving the only color on him a flash of bright blue dress shirt. 
“You’re a hunter.” 
“Once upon a time, yes I was.” 
He broke eye contact and cleared his throat, extending his massive hand towards me. “Look at my manners. Let me introduce myself. I am Marcus Starkraven.” 
My eyebrows shot up; I knew that name! “You’re supposed to be dead.” 
“Is that what you heard?” 
“You used to hunt with my father.”
He nodded slightly, but otherwise ignored the comment. “You already met Rayna,” he said, taking his unshaken hand back. 
I looked at Rayna and got caught in the depths of her green, slit eyes. 
“What are you doing with a demon?” I said, spitting out the last word like a curse. 
“How’s your nose?” Rayna asked.
I touched it and looked at the blood on my fingers. “Lucky shot.” 
She chuckled and stepped towards me. “Care to go again?” Marcus put an arm in front of her.
“Not what we’re doing right now,” he said.
“You didn’t answer my question.”
“She is my student. And my friend.”
I couldn’t respond. I didn’t believe it. A hunter being friends with a demon was unfathomable. 
“I would have thought, being out in the real world, you’d have come to understand, Chase. Some Underworlders don’t fit the Circle’s black and white image of good and evil,” he said. 
“The only Underworlders I’ve come across have tried to kill me.”
“Your name is feared by many in the Underworld. Your father has created quite the reputation for himself, so they fear you as well,” Marcus said. 
I smirked. “As they should.” 
He shook his head. “That wasn’t a compliment.





Devastated by a terrible loss, Chase is trying to balance the life he’s been left with, a family he’s still getting to know, and power he never thought he’d have. He doesn’t understand why the Goddess has named him the Protector and granted him two gifts: the Mark, a tattoo that now covers his back, and the ring. But between getting interrogated by the Circle and psychic attacks from Riley, the Mark is the least of his concern. There’s a demon inside Rayna that’s fighting to be released, and it’s not her inner witch. It’s something else—a monster threatening to tear her apart.

As Chase struggles to control his magic, his enemies are closing in. Everyone has staked a claim on his ring, and destroying it may be his only chance to stop Riley. But Chase must decide if stopping him is worth risking the lives of everyone he cares about, or if protecting the ring will be enough to save his world.











M.R. Merrick is a Canadian writer and author of The Protector Series, a Young Adult mash-up between Urban and Epic Fantasy. Having never traveled, he adventures to far off lands through his imagination and in between cups of coffee. As a music lover and proud breakfast enthusiast, he’s usually found at the computer between a pair of headphones and in front of a large bowl of cereal.






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Opal | Trailer Reveal

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who's excited for Opal?!





Here we go... brace yourselves - it is amazing!


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moving on...


No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn't fooling around. Doubting him isn't something I’ll do again, and now that we've made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. 

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.




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USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you've heard about her state aren't true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance.  She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.




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Review | The Angel by Tiffany Reisz




The Angel (The Original Sinners #2)
by Tiffany Reisz



Description from NetGalley:


 No safe word can protect the heart...

Infamous erotica author and accomplished dominatrix Nora Sutherlin is doing something utterly out of character: hiding. While her longtime lover, Søren–whose fetishes, if exposed, would be his ruin–is under scrutiny pending a major promotion, Nora’s lying low and away from temptation in the lap of luxury.

Her host, the wealthy and uninhibited Griffin Fiske, is thrilled to have Nora stay at his country estate, especially once he meets her traveling companion. Young, inexperienced and angelically beautiful, Michael has become Nora’s protégé, and this summer with Griffin is going to be his training, where the hazing never ends.

But while her flesh is willing, Nora’s mind is wandering. To thoughts of Søren, her master, under investigation by a journalist with an ax to grind. And to another man from Nora’s past, whose hold on her is less bruising, but whose secrets are no less painful. It’s a summer that will prove the old adage: love hurts.

Source:

Feed Your Readers
My review copy was requested from and awarded by Harlequin MIRA (publisher) via NetGalley.

Edition Info:


Paperback, 416 pages & Kindle Edition
Published September 25th 2012 by Harlequin MIRA 
(first published September 1st 2012)
ISBN 0778313999 (ISBN13: 9780778313991)

Series Info:

The Original Sinners

Book #1:  The Siren  |  Book #2:  The Angel  |  Book #3:  The Prince  |  

Book #4:  The Mistress  |  Book #5:  The Priest

        

         



My Rating:

4 Stars



My Review:


So I requested this book from NetGalley not knowing this was Book #2 in a freaking series... 
OMG right?!  I know... I usually do my homework really well - I'm serious - I was a freaking straight A student...  With that said, I really did like the story - I didn't feel like I missed anything or was missing any part of the story.  

Anyway - I knew this book was right up my alley but I'm not really a huge fan of M/M however - 

hot damn 

- this one was really good!    I found myself drawn to Michael's story and once Griffin entered the picture I was totally like Nora and Soren who?  All I wanted to know about was Mick and Griffin!  At that point I knew I was a goner - I absolutely LOVED Griffin - totally and completely.  He and Mick made the book for me!  

As usual I HATE spoilers and refuse to put any in here so... I'm going to have to think of some good ways to talk about this book without spoiling anything because this book has a hell of story and is busting at the seams with twists and turns.  I had a bit of trouble with Suzanne's character... I hated her from the beginning and that never really changed for me.  I loved the dynamic of King, Soren, Griffin & Nora.  I loved seeing them together throughout the book.  Enough about the story - I need to stop before I give anything away!

As for the writing - I really liked it - there were so many characters in this book and the author did an amazing job of keeping everyone in context and explaining the why behind their actions.  I will admit - I hated some of these characters some of the time... but that goes without saying when the story is good... you have to love to hate some characters - that what makes great drama and story!

The length of the book is good.  In the beginning I couldn't figure out why the book was so long, but once I was about a quarter to half way through I didn't notice the length and I just had to know what was going on and what was going to happen... I don't think the book would have been as good if it was shorter - the pages were needed to keep the story and characters in line and for the whole thing to make sense in the end.

Moving on... you all know I will be reading this entire series - you should as well!

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Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.

When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed). 

If she couldn't write, she would die.

"Tiffany Reisz is a smart, artful, and masterful new voice in erotic fiction! An erotica star on the rise!" - Award-winning author Lacey Alexander

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