Thursday, September 8, 2016

Book Review for Wicked Steps by Cory Cyr

Wicked Steps

by Cory Cyray of Reckoning 

5 stars
Reviewed by : Tonya

Format : Kindle Edition

Published by :Cory Cyr

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Erotica Romance


Strong language, explicit sexual situations, M/F. F/F. 18+

If anyone had asked ten years ago, I never would have imagined I’d be a thirty-five-year-old widow today.

I could tell you I married Hartman Wick out of love, but it’s complicated. We were friends. He was dying. And he needed me. He also made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Of course, I agreed with the very best of intentions. But we all know what the road to hell is paved with.

All I ever dreamed of was owning my own gallery. A place where my best friend and I could introduce the masses to inspiring and new artists. Hartman promised me the deed to the gallery, wealth, and security for the rest of my life.

Instead, I find myself in a war with his estranged son Kieran—my stepson and one of the most prolific painters, known for his erotic shock art. He’s been plotting revenge against his father for years, and now that Daddy’s dead, he’s seized the opportunity.

Between the constant battles, heated exchanges, and threats of blackmail, I find myself inexplicitly drawn to this twenty-four-year old. He’s beautiful, seductive, arrogant, and evil. Not only is he a gifted artist, but he’s certainly inherited some of his father’s more unsavory traits. He truly is a Wick.

But then he takes things too far and pushes me to my breaking point. I’ve had enough. In retaliation, I make a plan.

And I almost feel sorry for him—almost. I’m sure, even as a child, he was never read a single fairy tale. Poor bastard.

He has no idea how truly wicked a stepmother can be.

Our Review


Kieran Wick is devilishly good looking young man and a very talented artist who harbors a lot of anger and hatred, bordering on dangerously vindictive and he is hell bent on vengeance and retribution. Someone is going to pay.

Ellery Wick has spent 7 years living in hell. Now she just wants to move forward, to turn her art gallery, the one promised to her by her now dead husband, aka the devil, into a huge success for her and her best friend Coco. But little does she know her hell hasn't ended, its going to become even more "Wicked", and in the end her gallery could be at stake.

Ellery unknown to her, has a stepson, yep you guessed it, Keiran and he plans on taking everything and destroying her in the process. She has to pay for what she did to his mother all those years ago. She has no idea the storm that is about to be unleashed in her life.

The heat level in this book is scorching. Keiran is so sexy, my kindle was short circuiting. What that man has done to his "man parts" WOW!!!!!. The sexual encounters in this book, leave you panting for more. "Mile High Club"........

Beyond that, the story line, EXCELLENT. A young boy whose father destroyed his world and his mother. The death of his mother because of his father. An anger that grows each day, each year for the woman who caused this. The death of his dad leaves just 1 person to pay. And she is going to reap his anger, Ellery Wick... His stepmother!!

Little does Kieran know he just may have met his match. Because Ellery is not going to slink away, or lay down and take it. Wicked may have just met his match. And he may just learn she isn't the evil stepmother he always believed her to be.

No spoilers, I wont tell the outcome, lets just say I laid down at 11pm expecting to read just a few chapters. Next thing I know its 3:45 and I have read the entire book. I could not put it down.

About the Author

For quite a few years as the lead singer for many local rock bands. In high school, she was fascinated with the macabre and started writing science fiction and horror stories so dark they earned her the nickname "Gory Cory."

After years of writing dark tales, Cory never thought in a million years her first two finished manuscripts would be Adult Romance: sensual tales of younger men and older women.

She is a devout Vegan as well as an animal lover. She collects antique weapons and crosses(Cory still has that dark side).
Bite & Release
The Reason I Breathe(Bite & Release 2)
Reviving Haven
Rug Burns(Reviving Haven 2)
Acquiesce Reboot(7/2016)
Wicked Steps
The perfect 1Ø( 3/2017)
Bite & Release 3: Riley(8/2017)

You can find me:
Facebook: Author Cory D. Cyr

Other Titles from this Author

Book Review for Day of Reckoning (Shadow Warriors #2) by Stephen England

Day of Reckoning Shadow
 Warriors Book 2 

By Stephan England

5 stars
Reviewed by : Tonya

Format : Kindle Edition

Published by :Stephen England

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Mystery Thriller  


For CIA Paramilitary Harry Nichols, deceit has become a way of life. Fifteen years in the Clandestine Service have left him weary, recovering from a devastating betrayal. Little does he know...the betrayals have only begun.

Our Review

Well what can I say other than I absolutely loved it. I have really come to have a deep respect for the main character Harry Nichols in the Shadow Warrior series. The hard decisions he has to make while protecting our country from terrorists. The consequences he lives with daily from those choices. The regrets, the sadness, the pain, the betrayals but most of all the losses.

Author Stephen England has once again woven a captivating and yes spellbinding story that sucks you in and holds you prisoner until the very end. You can't put the book down because each new chapter, each new turn of the page brings yet another twist to the most complicated, dangerous and the most important mission Harry has ever been forced to undertake. And just when you think you have this figured out, you don't.

Harry is on the run, he is charged with protecting DCIA David Lays daughter's life, not by choice, by forced necessity. He is hunted like a criminal and everyone, even former members of his own team, are hunting him. Old members are drug into this, new characters are brought in all the while Harry is trying to protect and divert a possible terrorist attack on American soil and find out who set this entire nightmare into motion.

I have absolutely loved every book in this series, I can't say enough how much I recommend not just this series but any book written by author Stephen England writes. They are top notch and match any of the top authors in the spy thriller, terrorist thriller genre.

I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

About the Author

December 08




Stephen England is the author of the bestselling Shadow Warriors thrillers, including Amazon's #1 Bestselling Political Thriller, Pandora's Grave, and its long-awaited sequel, Day of Reckoning--a novel hailed as "the perfect spy thriller for our time--chaotic, cynical, with only a few good men keeping the barbarians from the gate."

Drawing upon nearly a decade of research into the nature of Islam, the Middle East, espionage and counterterrorism operations, England's work has drawn praise for breathing new life into the genre with the hard-edged, unsparing realism of his portrayal of the war on terror, the people who wage it, and the moral and psychological costs exacted of those who take the war to the enemy where he lives. "Soldiers without uniforms. Fighting a war without end. Shadow warriors. . ."

The short stories NIGHTSHADE and TALISMAN round out the Shadow Warriors series, and England's work also includes the stand-alone historical adventure novel, Sword of Neamha. 

Book Review for Into the Nothing (Broken Outlaw #1) by BT Urruela

Into The Nothing

Broken Outlaw Series Book 1

By BT Universal 

5 stars
Reviewed by : Tonya
Format : Kindle Edition
Published by :BT Urruela LLC 
Source: Purchased Copy
Gene: Contemporary Romance


Xander Evans has been on the road for many years. Never settling. Always moving from one place to another, unable to let go of his past. He lived a tragic childhood, spending most of those years in foster care. He's never felt like he's had a home. That is until he stops in the small town of Truman Valley, Missouri, where he meets a woman who will change everything he's ever known.

Paige Watson has it all. A loving family, beautiful home, and a great career. The only thing she's love. After escaping an abusive relationship, she opens her heart up to a stranger. He is unlike any man she's ever met. He came into her life and turned it completely upside down. Everything is perfect. That is, until one fateful night. 
A night that would tear the Watson family apart, never to be put back together again. 
A night that would send Xander away to prison for life.

Our Review

How to even begin - this is the 1st book I have read by author BT Urruela and I am so glad that I did. What an absolutely phenomenal book. 

I was drawn into the story from the very beginning. BT grabs you during the prologue introducing you to Xander a rough guy who has really had a tough life and is trying to find something, anything better. The alpha male, but not the "jerk" male. He is gritty, rough, and sexy all wrapped up in one. He has done things, things that torture him in his dreams, you want to wrap your arms around him and take away those nightmares. 

Paige has had a pretty good life, horribly abusive ex-boyfriend, but she is finally away from him and living with her parents, working with her mom and enjoying her best friend Brandi. And trying to make a life for herself. 

When Xander stops at a bar after a long day's ride he isn't looking for trouble, just a cold beer. In walks Paige and her father, and before Xander knows it his "Alpha male" side has to come out after a really nasty local decides to make grab ass with Paige. It doesn't talke long and Xander and Paige begin a roller coaster of a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, grasping the railing because you just know the next drop is coming. And when it does BT sucks you in, spins you around, trying to catch your breath before throwing you into the next curve and down the next drop off. 

The chemistry between Xander and Paige is noticeable from the start and grows throughout the story. Xander, the hardened wanderer, whose has kept his heart behind a wall so thick and deep with secrets, couldn't ever see a way out. But slowly his heart begins to soften, and that wall begins to crumble. But the more it softens, the more the wall crumbles, the more trouble comes his way. My heart ached for Xander so many times throughout this story. Paige, always trying to get to know him more, and get him to open up, may just be the one woman who can break through that wall.

BT has done an amazing job weaving a spell binding story that kept me up late at night, yawning at work and waiting for my next break so I could get another fix of Xander and Paige. This is also the first time I have read a "guy's" writing of a sex scene and I have to tell you BT does not disappoint in this department. He is going to leave you wanting more.

I finished the book at work, I recommend having tissue handy people. We romance readers always love those HEA's. Well there is a HEA in this book, but its not your typical and you will be left wanting more, there will be more and I can't wait. Xander and Paige's story isn't finished. There is so much more out there for them and I can't wait to see what BT brings in the next book. 

And I can't wait for more of characters Irish and Twitch. Oh wow that Twitch is a character and will have you laughing.

About the Author

BT Urruela was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour to Baghdad, Iraq, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantryman's Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts motivational speeches, works as a cover and fitness model and he's a personal performance trainer.
He's a co-author of the military romance novel A Lover's Lament and the upcoming romantic thriller and his debut solo novel, Into the Nothing.