To speak of it again * my journey from innocence* by Dina Redmon

I went into this book thinking I was not going to like it because it is not in my usual genre of reading BUT I DID. The book made me feel for character. At first I was like oh this poor girl. She had some very hard teenage years,but she survived. After a failed first marriage she meets Jared whom she falls for hard. After eleven years of marriage she catches him f***ing her sister instead of following her heart she follows her brain and gets out of there to start a new life. She meets a couple more guys who also turn out to be Mr. Wrongs.I really loved the ending when she decides to be her,nit a caregiver just her.It was time to concentrate on her.
4 stars I really liked this book.

Blood Brothers by Susan Arden



The Perfect Distraction by Melissa Rolka




TITLE – The Perfect Distraction (Book #1)

AUTHOR – Melissa Rolka

GENRE – New Adult


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When Katherine “Kate” leaves for her freshmen year at college, a grounded and stable piece of her is missing. She pushes away the ghosts of her past, determined to start her college life single, carefree and distracted.

Throughout high school Kate was reserved and shy, with little experience. Now, on her own, with little holding her back, Kate is ready to branch out. She bonds with a tight knit group of friends and even starts casually dating. What starts out as innocent flirting on the tennis courts slowly turns into a friendship and eventually something more complex. Reed comes into her life giving her the distraction she craves more than anything; but is she ready to give her heart away so easily?

Things get complicated when Kate’s ex-boyfriend and first love continues to pursue her. Kyle deeply regrets breaking her heart when he left for college the year before and is now on a mission to reclaim her. Kyle’s persistence and relentlessness is nothing short of obsessive. He will stop at nothing to win her back and prove his love.

Kate finds herself torn between her past and the unknown of the future. Her determination to stay distracted may just be her downfall or the beginning of something new and wonderful.




I don’t even care that there are now three different girls talking to Reed. I sneak up behind him and tap him on the shoulder. He turns around and the look of shock and surprise on his face causes me to start giggling. He turns completely around with his back to the other three girls and gives me a smile that touches his blue eyes. His squared jaw highlights his smile perfectly. In this instant of a moment I decide I want to kiss Reed even if it’s just for fun and to forget.“You’re kidding me. Wow! I can’t believe you came here.”

“I told you we would. You didn’t think I would do it, did you?”

“Honestly, no, but I was hoping. I never see you out on the weekends anymore, so this is a great surprise.”

We stand there for a minute and then he orders me a beer. I take it, but nurse it. I’ve had a bit much already and don’t want the spins. He asks me and Quinn to play a game of pool with him and Matt. Matt wants to play girls against guys, but Reed says no way that he wants me on his team. I warn him that I am not that good, but alcohol may help my case.

We play the game and I actually do pretty well. Reed touches me every chance he gets and is very flirty. It’s my turn and I have to bend over to make a shot, but to be honest I forget that I have a dress on.

“Shit, Katherine,” he lets out in a bit of gruff tone and walks up behind me to cover me.

I laugh at him. “Oops, I forgot about my dress.”

“You look good enough as it is and now with a dress on. Jesus, I don’t need to get in a fight.” He is still pressed behind me as I continue to make my shot. I miss completely because to be honest I’m completely distracted.

“I doubt anyone noticed, but thanks for protecting me.” He steps back and I turn around. I decide to be bold and kiss his cheek.

“Trust me, you were noticed.” He moves a piece of hair from my face and the touch sends a chill through me. “God, you are so beautiful.”




Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.



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Love in the time of the dead by Tera Shanley


Love in the time of the Dead by Tera Shanley

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Title: Love in the Time of the Dead

Author: Tera Shanley

Genre: Adult supernatural/zombie romance

Publication Date: October 22, 2013, by Omnific Publishing

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Love in the Time of the Dead by Tera Shanley

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Laney Landry has been fighting Deads for three years

…and she has a secret. She is immune to Dead bites and could be the key to a cure for the human race.

In a world where the streets are paved with the undead, rumors spread of a great leader and whispers are spoken of a place in the mountains. Laney is at once attracted to Sean Daniels, but a treacherous betrayal within their colony will push them into great danger.

The possibility of a vaccine depends Laney’s survival. As her team rallies to keep her safe, Sean’s interest heats up, but will he ever want her for more than the cure?

Has her heart latched onto a man who will stifle her wild streak? And then there’s the hungry looks her hunky teammate, Mitchell, has been giving her.

Aside from dodging the Dead, Laney must face a ghost from her past as she and her team make their way to Dead Run River.

A professional at survival but with historically bad taste in men, can Laney find it in herself to choose the man worthy of her love? Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18303570-love-in-the-time-of-the-dead About the Author Born and raised in small town Texas, Tera Shanley grew up in books. Her cousin gifted her a signed copy of Beauty by Bill Wallace when she was young and that was it for her. So smitten was she with getting lost in a story, that while other eleven year olds her age were groaning at the accelerated reader program in school, she was racking up the points just for fun. Balancing chronic book-wormyness is her devotion to the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping – her soul is happiest out of doors. And lucky for Tera, her family feels the same. She grew up a wild child helping her grandma ranch cattle, and has a hundred memories out in the wilderness which tend to influence her books. When she’s not eating chocolate, slinging rifles, or soaking up some sun, she’s lost in a book, but these days it’s more often one she’s writing. From historic

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western romance, to paranormal romance, to apocalyptic (zombie) romance, the genre doesn’t matter quite as much to her as the love story. She currently lives with her husband and two young children, and is owned by two crazy mini-cujos.

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Shuttered Affections by Rene Folsom

From the author of the Roommate Romance series comes a breathtaking tale of a girl trying to escape her past and focus on her future, all while coping with lust at first sight when she least expects it. To be read as the first novel in the Cornerstone series, I give you the cover of Shuttered Affections

Release Date: October 15, 2013

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After escaping to a college town, Juliana Petersen was determined to put her troubled past behind her and make the most of life. She was satisfied with her current situation, or so she thought. It wasn’t until the day her new photography professor stole her parking spot that she realized there was such thing as lust at first sight. Now, she must struggle with the decision to break the rules and fall in love, or step back and let the chance of a lifetime pass her by—all while her past relationships come back to haunt her.

How many men will it take to break Julia’s hold on reality?


In an attempt to lighten the mood, I changed the subject. Uncrossing my legs, I planted my feet slightly apart in front of me and propped my elbows on my knees.

“I also brought some fruit… grapes and strawberries.” I smiled big at my attempt to be sweet.

“Ahh. Actually, grapes would be great, but I’m allergic to strawberries,” he said with a bashful look on his face.

“Oh, what a shame,” I said with a hint of seduction in my voice. “Because they’re very plump and juicy. I just love strawberries.”

“Oh, you do, do you?” he teased.

I nodded, biting my lip out of nervousness with what I was about to do.

Then, I did the most daring thing I could think of.

I grabbed one of the strawberries and slowly brought it to my mouth. I parted my lips and thrust my tongue slightly out to meet with the delicious red morsel. I bit down while sucking the juices slowly. My eyes fluttered and rolled shut as I enjoyed the delicious flavors bursting onto my taste buds. Seductively, I flicked the leftover green cap into the grass beside us, then began licking and sucking on the two fingers that were covered with the sticky juice.

After enjoying each slow chew, I opened my eyes to gaze upon a man with power and hunger in his eyes. Hunger for me.

The next thing I knew, Aiden was on his hands and knees, methodically making his way towards me.

Out of sheer instinct, I backed away while keeping my legs slightly apart and propping myself back on my arms. He continued his prowl until he was kneeling between my knees with both his hands braced beside me.

He edged closer to me, his lips hovering precariously close to mine. A sudden gasp of breath was all I could manage before our lips met.

His right hand steadied my upper back while he held himself up with his left, hovering over me. His chest pressed hot and hard against mine. Our tongues met and tangled together. I struggled for air but couldn’t pull away. He consumed me.


About the Author

Rene Folsom, author of paranormal romance and erotica, lives in Florida with her husband and three kids. She has officially diagnosed herself with creative ADD and, if it weren’t for her day job as a web programmer, she would have a million and one writing projects going at once. In addition to web design, she is also a graphic artist who loves to create custom book cover designs for indie authors. She is definitely an artist at heart and would love nothing more than to be elbow deep in clay during her waking hours.

Rene believes that all fiction is based on some form of reality—otherwise we would never have the inspiration or knowledge to dream up the realistic situations we portray with our words. She is proud to say that her personal experiences have been inspirational, though perhaps not always identical to that of her fictional characters. Where reality and fantasy diverge, however, must remain her little secret…

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Shadows of the Past by Brandy L. Rivers

Title: Shadows of the Past
Series: Others of Edenton
Author: Brandy L Rivers
Available on: October 15th

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Haunted by memories of her past, Amethyst Lakes left her home to come to Edenton. She was ready to start a new life on her own after being stalked relentlessly.

Hayden Hunter is too busy being Sheriff to take interest in a woman.

That is until his officer drags Amethyst into his life. For the first time he wants to protect and claim.

There’s instant attraction between the two, but Amethyst isn’t ready for anyone since she found out her ex killed himself after she sent him away for good.

Preston has always protected Amethyst, and when he finds out something of legend and nightmares is coming for her, he’ll do everything he can to keep her safe.

Amethyst is either the catalyst to bring nightmares fully into this realm, or the one to end them. Can she find the power to stop the darkness, or will she wind up its prey?

Pretty little nymph, suspicious but sexy earth fae, cocky mage, and a nightmare of old.


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Hayden was already a good distance from Brody’s dock when he heard the crunch of gravel near Brody’s dock. He turned and saw Amethyst’s hair from where he was, and ducked into the brush. He didn’t want to startle her, but he was curious what she was doing out there.

His breath caught as she pulled her shirt over her head and her high, full breasts bounced free. She hooked her thumbs in her skirt and slipped it off, leaving her bare. He was painfully hard from just a glimpse at a distance. The little nymph might just kill him if she got any closer.

She dove into the water. Well, that answered his question. He wanted to smack himself. That should have been obvious. Of course, lake plus nymph equals swim. He should have figured that out. Now it was too late to let her know he was watching without coming off like a pervert, which he now was because he couldn’t take his eyes off of her as she swam closer

Amethyst was at home in the water, and free of any inhibitions as she swam. He knew he wore a genuine smile as he watched her move gracefully through the lake.

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About Brandy L Rivers

I’ve always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I’m working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share.

I’m a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content.


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Others of Edenton

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In Too Deep
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Right Now by Marie Hall

Sometimes in life….

Things were supposed to get better when Ryan met Lili. I was supposed to move on, get a life… but I’m stuck and lost. Things with my father are not good. There are demons in our closet, big ones. Ones I want to kill him for, I’m seeing a shrink, I’m trying to get better… but my life feels out of control, like I’m a raft adrift on the sea. I don’t know where to look, how to get anchored again, and then I meet Zoe Stone. Something about her draws me out of my rut, makes me laugh for real, smile, and for the first time in years I want to be more. But what will she think when she discovers who I really am?

…all we have…

When Alexander Donovan, aka The Golden Adonis, walks into my tattoo parlor, I know I’ll do anything to make that man mine. There’s an instant connection, a need to know more about him. Everything about him. But there’s also a mystery surrounding the guy, when people look at him they only see the man that laughs, that cracks jokes and makes the world think that everything’s okay, but I see the truth… I see the darkness that lurks so deep inside few would ever recognize it. I want to help him, I want to be with him, now I just have to make him trust me enough to let me in.

Is Right Now

Be opposite.
I stared at the slip of paper in my hand longer than I should have. It was just a fortune from a stupid fortune cookie, nothing spiritual or profound about it, but the words just sank into my brain, echoing through my skull like the blare of a horn.
Be opposite, as opposed to what?
Not opposite? Not me? Not this screwed up twat I’ve become.
I was sitting in a hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant with a pair of brunette twins I just picked up at the club an hour ago. My head was pounding like someone took a damn pile driver to it, and the twins wouldn’t stop giggling and laughing like a bunch of drunken baboons.
“Alex,” Claudia or Claudette whispered, hooking her finger at me as she jerked her head toward the women’s bathroom.
The girls were hot.
Tight, little bodies. A Cindy Crawford mole above their lips, size D breasts and dressed like college co-eds trying out the whole hooker fantasy, right down to the fishnet stockings on their supple thighs.
But see, that was the thing. Women like that, they’re a dime a dozen. If I wasn’t there with them, I’d have been there with someone else.
Always someone else.
My head was driving me nuts and the greasy lo mein wasn’t making me feel any better.
Twin one wearing a Union Jack inspired crop top was running a brightly painted ruby red fingernail along the edge of her V-neck, forcing my eyes to the heaving mounds of yummy goodness tucked beneath the lacy bra playing peek-a-boo beneath her sheer top.
Twin two was running her hand up twin one’s arm and they both looked at me like they were still hungry.
The restaurant was pretty much dead, just a few leftover stragglers from the club next door and no one was batting a lash at us. In a college town stuff like this happens every Saturday night. Austin’s motto: Keep Austin Weird… yeah, we fit right in.
I got up from my seat, yanked twin one up and led her to the bathroom.
Sex was sex, right? Didn’t matter where you had it, so long as you had it?
That’s what I used to think.
But leaning against the stall ten minutes later, while the twins went down on me, mouths taking turns… I was still a limp noodle.
I didn’t know what was wrong with me, but I knew banging sorority twins in this skanked up shit hole just wasn’t doing it anymore. Curling my nose, I shoved the twins off and pulled my pants up.
They were laughing, hugging onto each other. “Can’t even get it up. What a freak.”
And maybe I was, because these girls were hotter than any Playboy pinup and it just wasn’t working.
“Screw this,” I hissed, tossing a twenty in their laps. “Pay the bill and get a cab.”
“Whatever, dick.” Twin two grabbed twin one and they sauntered out, their tiny asses failing to even inspire a hint of drool in me as they drunkenly waltzed out the door on dangerously high, stripper heels.
I walked to the sink, then splashed some water on my face, trying not to lean against the wall littered with hardened nubs of old, chewed up gum and whatever the hell else had been plastered on it.
This place was a nasty dump. But I didn’t want to go back to the house. Not just yet. Ryan and Lili were there, and their kid, Javier. Ever since Lili’s mom died last year, she’d been living with us, almost a year now.
In four months they’d be getting married. Which was a good thing, I guess. I mean, hell, I liked that my asshole cousin had finally found someone sane and healthy, who made him laugh, and made him realize living was okay.
But it sucked to be in the middle of their love fest, to hear the sounds pouring through their walls almost every night.
I didn’t belong in that house anymore.
Grinding my molars until my jaw ached, I glanced down at my limp body. What the hell had that been about back there?
Looking into the mirror I barely recognized the face staring back at me. Who was I? I didn’t have a freaking clue.
Walking back out, I saw the fortune still lying on the dirty table. Grabbing it, I shoved it into my pocket and headed out. Not sure where I was going.

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Ryan Cosgrove and Liliana Delgado are on a collision course with destiny. They don’t know it yet, but before the night is over their lives will be forever changed.

Spending Valentine’s Day at a burlesque bar, hadn’t been Liliana’s ideal way of spending a Friday night. She’d much rather be back on campus doing homework… until she meets Ryan. Tall, athletic, and gorgeous, Lili can’t keep her eyes off him, and despite his gruff manners and drunken disposition she’s intrigued.

Ryan’s got demons, and they’re deep, dark, and eating him alive. Regardless of his attraction to the petite brunette he’s tired of fighting, of pretending the last fifteen years haven’t been a daily struggle just to get out of bed every morning. That night he decides to end his pain, to leave it all behind and float away into the blessed darkness of oblivion. But fate has other plans for him, Lily finds and rescues Ryan, determined she’ll not only save his body, but his soul too.

This is their moment…

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About the Author:
Marie Hall has always had a dangerous fascination for creatures that go bump in the night. And mermaids. And of course fairies. Trolls. Unicorns. Shapeshifters. Vampires. Scottish brogues. Kilts. Beefy arms. Ummm… Bad boys! Especially the sexy ones.

On top of that she’s a confirmed foodie, she nearly went to culinary school and then figured out she could save a ton of money if she just watched food shows religiously! She’s a self-proclaimed master chef, certified deep sea dolphin trainer, finder of leprechaun’s gold at the end of the rainbow, and rumor has
it she keeps the Troll King locked away in her basement. All of which is untrue, however, she does have an incredibly active imagination and loves to share her crazy thoughts with the world!

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The Virgin Charmer by Rachel A. Olson

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Hope Richards has only ever known the life of a big city girl. When her boss gives her an ultimatum, she decides to try out the country life during her forced vacation. After falling in love with a mysterious old mansion on the edge of a town that time forgot, Hope finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of someone else’s crazy love obsession, and realizes in the middle of it all how lacking her own life is in that department. Hope is faced with a decision: return to the mundane life she thought was her passion, or find a way to experience something far stronger that she secretly yearns for.
Scheduled Release Day: October 31st, 2013

Somewhere amidst her forty-hour job and playtime with her
three-year-old, Rachel finds time to walk the streets of worlds only
existing on manmade paper. She resides in small college town
Northwestern Nebraska with her young son, just across town from her
parents. She enjoys socializing with adults, sipping strawberry wine,
and head banging to music that doesn’t carry a beat worth the effort of
rock star hair slinging.
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