Friday, September 9, 2016

Book Review for Killer by Heather C. Leigh



Killer

By Heather C. Leigh


5 stars
Reviewed by : Tonya

Format : Kindle Edition

Published by :Shelbyville Publishing

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Dark Romance


Blurb

UnthinKable. UnimagInable.  UndeniabLe.  UnforgivabLe.  SalvageablE.  Redeemable.  

Ten years ago, their lives shattered to pieces...
And
's the KILLER that has to live with it.


Two people. One incident. Interwoven between two damaged souls in ways they don't understand.  
 be
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"The fact I feel anything should let me know I’m headed in the wrong direction, headed down a path of darkness, destruction, and failure. A path that will dig out memories so painful I’ve created an entire persona to avoid dealing with them. Yet I know—I’m going down that path headfirst no questions asked, no matter the outcome.
I might be a monster, but I’m a selfish one."—Keller Keating

"When his strength envelops me, every wrong becomes right, every anxiety melts away, every doubt disappears. I feel calm, safe, whole. The spark of life that’s been missing inside burns bright, lighting me up like a solar flare, sizzling white-hot through my veins. Keller brings me out of the darkness and into the light."—Britton Reeves

Our Review

Above says everything that needs to be said about what this book is about. I first saw this book at the recent Authors in the City 2016 signing. It was my first time meeting author Heather C. Leigh and she has this book on her table display and the cover grabbed my attention. I picked up the book, read the synopsis and said I will be downloading this book and reading it and when I got home I did exactly that. I had to finish the book I was reading so I could hurry and get to this one. Let me say buying this book was well worth every penny spent. This book is so good I spent 2 nights up until 2:30 in the morning reading it. Yeah I was a zombie at work but it was well worth it.

Britton and Keller go to the same high school. She knows who he is, he doesn't know who she is. Keller is the guy all guys envy, the party boy jock who gets all the girls. Britton is the girl who wants to be one of those girls, he has no clue, and she just wishes.

Then the fateful day and both of their lives are completely turned upside down and inside out. Nothing is ever the same for either one of them after that day. Keller heads down a path of destruction and becomes what he thinks he is, he builds up this impenetrable wall, doesn't let anyone near or in, hates himself and everyone around him, it's easier that way.

Britt, fights every day to move on, to survive, to not live in the past, not be a victim. She has suffered a lot from that fateful day so many years ago but she has overcome a lot and has moved on, has a great life working at an MMA gym, all the guys there respect her, and they make her feel "somewhat safe" in her tormented life. Then in walks "Killer" and right away she knows there is something about him.

The two of them together are like fireworks, his magnetic silver eyes, his strength, the smile he has only let her see, for the first time in 10 years she feels something she has never felt "SAFE". For the first time in 10 years he feels something he has never felt "ALIVE".

This may be a happily ever after book, but let me tell you, what Britt and Killer (aka Keller) go through to get there its almost like going through hell and back. The secrets each one is holding onto, the desire each one has, the destruction both can bring, the fight to get there. Makes this book absolutely amazing. They may have a past brought on by a horrible tragedy, but what comes of it, a blessing. Truly the best book I have read so far this year.
 






About the Author
I write about the 'dark' side of fame. The part that the public doesn't get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships.

Heather was born and raised in New England and currently lives outside Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 kids, and French Bulldog, Shelby.

She loves the Red Sox, the Patriots, and anything chocolate (but not white chocolate, everyone knows it's not real chocolate so it doesn't count) and has left explicit instructions in her will to have her ashes snuck into Fenway Park and sneakily sprinkled all over while her family enjoys beer, hot dogs, and a wicked good time.

My favorite authors are Dan Wells, Ken Follett, and Stephen King.

Happy reading!


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Book Review for The Architect by C.A. Bell




The Architect

by C.A. Bell

4 stars
Reviewed by : Tonya

Format : Kindle Edition

Published by :House of Erotica

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Erotica Romance

Blurb

A one night stand? Not if you arrange to have another. 
When Ruth Watson finally decides to break her depressive state of singleness and get back out on the social scene, the last thing she expects to happen is meet Mr Right and share a moment of passion in the middle of the buzzing city… But she does. 
After meeting Heath Berkley on her first venture out after two years of hermit like existence, Ruth’s life suddenly becomes exciting for the first time. As their meetings become more frequent, and their love affair blossoms, a common interest between the pair is found. 
Agreeing to explore their unveiled kinkier sides while Heath is in town on business, Ruth finds herself rapidly slipping under his spell and craving more of him. 
But when their journey into the darker side introduces them to George Randall, things take a sinister turn, and when his true identity is revealed, Ruth has a hunger for revenge. 
Knowing there is only one place she wants to be, Ruth follows Heath’s disciplinary hand to the Highlands of Scotland, in hope that his healing arms will squeeze the pain and devious thoughts away. At least until she has to return to London. 

Our Review

This is the story of a lovely British woman Ruth Watson and a dashing, rake of a man Heath Berkley. They first meet at a Jazz bar and from the start things get a little wild. This book has some heat in it so be prepared. If you like Shags in the alley to kink/fetish bars to spankings, you will love this book. What starts as a one-night stand turns into two nights, then three.
 
Ruth works at a medical center as a receptionist and Heath of course is an architect who lives in the hotels near where his current project is. And they hit it right off. But not everything can be roses all the time. Ruth has a family past that try as she might keep coming up and while trying to deal with that a shocking surprise arises.
 
As Ruth and Heath spend more time together and realize they both just might like a bit of the kinky stuff a relationship begins to blossom.
 
My only qualm about this book was the ending. It just ends. They are walking down a hallway and that is it. I thought maybe my copy was missing pages or something. Outside of that I absolutely LOVED the authors style of writing. I loved all the British slang and terms I really felt like I was watching a British couple in a budding relationship. So other than the run into a brick wall at the end (not a cliffhanger ending) this is a great book. If you like light kink, a bit of spanking, a little bondage then you will love this book





About the Author

Bell was born and raised on the outskirts of London, England, but for the past three years has resided in a much more rural town of Shropshire, where she married and made a home.
She is author to numerous erotic fiction stories, including, The Architect, Sex, Lies, and Sinful Wives, The Shame Train, and many more.
As well as putting together her own collections of erotic shorts and naughty poetry, she is also a contributor to many anthologies and online magazines.
Currently she is working on a number of projects which include a novel she started some time ago, book two of The Architect, and running her new website dedicated to erotica readers and writers, Bell, Book and Erotica.


Born in the UK 
Website 
Twitter cbellAtrix09


Gene 

ContemporaryFictionRomance








Blog Tour for The Dragon's Staircase by McKenna Grey





The Dragon's Staircase

by McKenna Grey & Everly Archard



GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Suspense


BLURB:

FBI Agent Alexa Kyndall devoted eight years of her life to the search for justice, showing no mercy to the guilty and depraved. When she joins a special task force to bring down a serial killer, Alexa encounters the most unexpected criminal of her career.

When a child witnesses a brutal slaying, Alexa’s life becomes intertwined with Craig Pierson’s, a man with his own haunting past. They join forces, only to discover they must put everything on the line in a pulse-pounding struggle to protect and survive.

Nestled in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, The Dragon’s Staircase is an intriguing, nonstop adventure that will keep readers enthralled from start to finish.



EXCERPT

For ten long seconds, Alexa didn’t move. Her body rooted at the foot of the bed, as the breath in her throat stilled and her knees faltered. The innocuous object rested only a few feet in front of her. A manila envelope that on any other day, in any other circumstance, would’ve been overlooked. In spite of the scattered darkness, she recognized the handwriting. Her pulse raced as a single face flashed to the forefront of her mind. A face she could never forget.

Julian Frederick.

If she were anyone else, the need to hyperventilate would have been dire, but her FBI training still reigned strong inside of her. It forced out an automatic command to slow her heartbeat and steady her breath. Panic was a natural reaction to stress. A reaction she’d learned to overcome through practice and experience. Slowly, her body obeyed and her mind cleared from the terror-induced daze. Right now, emotional distance was key. It offered her the detachment she needed to remain sharp.

This wasn’t her bedroom. It was a crime scene. Her crime scene.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

McKenna Grey is the contemporary alter-ego of award-winning historical romance and mystery author MK McClintock. Never one to limit her imagination or ignore possibilities, she decided to venture into the realm of contemporary romantic suspense and thrillers. Visit www.mckennagrey.com to learn more.




Everly Archard is the pseudonym of award-winning paranormal and fantasy romance author D.D. Miers. Her passion for romance with an edge led her to explore the world of romantic suspense. Visit www.everlyarchard.com to learn more.

YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/NJusquo2cUo



I was literally at the edge of my seat. The suspense level is amazing."

- My Life, One Story at a Time

"Dragon's Staircase is a heart-stopping non-stop, thrilling suspense. A must to read if you love thriller suspense with a romantic touch! Be prepared to go on a roller coaster ride of emotions!" - Nicole Laverdure, Book Reviewer

"A well written story and well developed characters . . . give the reader an exciting ride of investigation and the gentleness of a protective loving relationship." - Lyn Ehley, Book Reviewer



GIVEAWAY

McKenna Grey & Everly Archard will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.