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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Blog Tour! Pretty Reckless By L.J. Shen

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We were supposed to be best friends

But turned out to be worst enemies…
Penn
They say revenge is a dish best served cold.
I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart is completely iced.
I took her first kiss.
She took the only thing I loved.
I was poor.
She was rich.
The good thing about circumstances? They can change. Fast.
Now, I’m her parents’ latest shiny project.
Her housemate. Her tormentor. The captain of the rival football team she hates so much.
Yeah, baby girl, say it—I’m your foster brother.
There’s a price to pay for ruining the only good thing in my life, and she’s about to shell out some serious tears.
Daria Followhill thinks she is THE queen. I’m about to prove to her that she’s nothing but a spoiled princess.
Daria
Everyone loves a good-old, unapologetic punk.
But being a bitch? Oh, you get slammed for every snarky comment, cynical eye roll, and foot you put in your adversaries’ way.
The thing about stiletto heels is that they make a hell of a dent when you walk all over the people who try to hurt you.
In Penn Scully’s case, I pierced his heart until he bled out, then left it in a trash can on a bright summer day.
Four years ago, he asked me to save all of my firsts for him.
Now he lives across the hall, and there’s nothing I want more than to be his last everything.
His parting words when he gave me his heart were that nothing in this world is free.
Now? Now he is making me pay.

Pretty Reckless was one of my most anticipated reads for this year so far, and it did not disappoint! I shut the world around me out and just absorbed every single word and emotion. Pretty Reckless is filled with angst, heartbreak, will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride that you have never felt before. Penn and Daria will pull at your heart, have your stomach clenching from the angst, and have you routing for the bad boy and the queen bitch of the school, but keep in mind what you think may not be the truth.

My heart broke more than once for Daria, sometimes the people with the hardest shells are actually the softest inside. What she goes through, with not only her mom, but an arch rival, made me want to open my arms and hold her tight. Penn, I wanted to do the same for him as well, but for different reasons. The chemistry between Penn and Daria is undeniably hot, and the past they share defines their relationship going forward. I laughed, I cried I threw my kindle and rocked back and forth because I felt so many emotions and at times was overwhelmed by them. I will say this. Jamie cemented his place in my heart for how good of a father he was to Daria, but Melody, I won’t bash her because I think deep down she tried, but just not enough.

I absolutely loved Pretty Reckless, I already want to read it again and again. I do think we haven’t truly seen anything yet when it comes to this series and I, for one, am excited to read more about the children of our favorite hotholes! Pretty Reckless is a must read and must be on the top of your TBR lists!


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“I don’t want you transferring into my school,” I hiss out. Melody would gladly file a transfer request, and Principal Prichard would salivate over the chance to snatch him up for our football team.
“That won’t be a problem. You guys suck so much ass, you have shit-breath.”
“Still smells better than poverty. You’re poor, right? Your sister was just bullshitting about being rich.”
When someone hits me with a stick, I run over them with a tank. I’m so mean to him I want to throw up. I hate this part of being me. The striking harder at all costs part.
“Just to make things clear.” I put the brush down, batting my lashes. “You’re not my step-sibling, foster brother, or a part of the family. You’re a stray dog. Last of the litter, most unlikely to be adopted, and a charity case.”
Penn takes a step toward me, and my heart is fighting its way out of my ribcage. The closer he gets, the more I realize that my heart might succeed. Penn’s eyes remind me of a snake’s. Mesmerizing, but inhuman altogether. They weren’t like that before.
His scent messes with my head. I want to reach out and caress his face. Kiss his wounds better. Beg for forgiveness. Curse him. Push him away. Cry on his shoulder for what we’ve done. For how it ended. For what we became afterwards, because I’m full of crap and he is totally empty.
We ruined ourselves the day of our first kiss.
Penn looks down at me. Time stops. It feels like the world is losing gravity, falling into a bottomless depth in space when he clasps my chin with his thumb and finger, lifting my head up. I can’t breathe. I’m not sure I want to, either. My towel drops to the floor with a thud, even though I secured it over my chest. I realize that he tugged at it intentionally. I’m naked. My body, my soul, my heart. All my walls are down. Somewhere in my head, a red alarm blasts and my inhibitions are getting armed, ready to fight back. I’m trying to decode his expression. He is amused, irritated, and…playful? The mixture of emotions doesn’t make any sense.
“Mess with me, Followhill, and I will ruin you.”
“Not if I ruin you first.”
About LJ Shen:
LJShenL.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people's’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
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Cover Reveal! Top Secret By Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy


Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy return with their first Male / Male romance in 3 years.

LobsterShorts, 21

Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF.

LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.

SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.

LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?

SinnerThree: All the time. I’m an equal opportunity player. You?

LobsterShorts: [crickets!]

SinnerThree, 21

Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF.

SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?

LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.

SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries...

LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?

SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.

LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing...






Q&A about Top Secret:

Q: Have we met these characters before in another book?

A: No! These guys are brand new, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.

Q: Is this story MM? Or is it a MMF / MFM / menage?

A: This book is MM.

Q: Is this a love triangle story?

A: Not really. You’ll see.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Release Blitz! The Perfect First By Maya Hughes



“How long do you last in bed?” Those were her first words to me, swiftly followed up with, “And how big would you say you are?”

Cue the record scratching, what?!

Persephone Alexander. Math genius. Lover of blazers. The only girl I know who can make Heidi braids look sexy as hell. And she’s on a mission. Lose her virginity by the end of the semester.

I walked in on her interview session for potential candidates (who even does that?) and saw straight through her brave front. She’s got a list of Firsts to accomplish like she’s only got months to live. I’ve decided to be her guide for all her firsts except one. Someone’s got to keep her out of trouble. I have one rule, no sex. We even shook on it.

I’ll help her find the right guy for the job. Someone like her doesn’t need someone like me and my massive...baggage for her first time.

Drinking at a bar. Check.

Partying all night. Double check.

Skinny dipping. Triple check.

She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. The walls I’d put up around my heart are slowly crumbling with each touch that sets fire to my soul.

I’m the first to bend the rules. One electrifying kiss changes everything and suddenly I don’t want to be her first, I want to be her only. But her plan was written before I came onto the scene and now I’m determined to get her to re-write her future with me.
Maya Hughes is quickly becoming an author that this book whore loves and doesn’t hesitate to read her newest release. The Perfect First is another new adult romance that once I got into the story I didn’t want to set it down. Part angst, part emotional, a whole lot of sexy and a few laugh out loud moments all made The Perfect First a book that I really enjoyed. The premise of the book is wat made me want to read it but characters like Persephone aka Seph and Reece are what made me fall in love with their story.

My heart broke for Seph more than once while reading, from the way she was raised, the bitch roommate, the lack of feeling like she was enough really made my heart ache. Especially the feeling of never being good enough, that is something that I have felt in the past and still feel at times. I rarely quote a book because what moved me may not move others, but this simple sentence hit the nail on the head of how I have felt and I think it is why I connected with Seph as much as I did.

 “It’s hard to believe it when you’ve never been enough, when no matter how hard you try, you’re always lacking.”

That right there is a feeling I have felt a lot in my life and it was like the author had a direct link to my insecurities and soul. Reece had his own insecurities, his own feelings of not being enough but for different reasons. Reece was perfect for Seph and she was perfect for Reece. Even when Reece does something made me want to beat him I couldn’t help but love him still.


If you are looking for a new New Adult romance then you need to have The Perfect First on your TBR lists because this is not only the first book in the series but one that you won’t want to miss out on.






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Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband.


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ARC Review! Cruel Fortune By K.A. Linde

Cruel Fortune (Cruel, #2)Lose yourself to the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side in the second book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's new billionaire romance Cruel Trilogy.

I finally have everything I ever wanted--fame and fortune and literary success.

Only one problem: I lost my muse.

He was tall, dark, and handsome. Broody, enigmatic, alluring, and right for me in every way.

Until he wasn't. Until I lost everything.

And I can't lose it all again. I'll do anything to keep it.

Even seeing him again...


This is one of those really hard reviews to write. Not because I didn’t like Cruel Fortune, the opposite in fact, I loved it. So why is this hard to write well because I want to tell you about this…and what happens between… oh and I can’t forget that… oh wait I can’t tell you because they would be SPOILERS and I refuse to spoil Cruel Fortune for anyone as well as out of respect for Ms. Linde.

Let me tell you, don’t plan on actually getting anything done in your life while reading Cruel Fortune because you won’t, you will be consumed with what’s going on that anyone who tries to interrupt you is taking their lives in their hands, okay so maybe that is more me but you get the idea. In true K.A. Linde fashion she makes you want to scream at the ending and pray to the book gods that the next book would magically appear on your kindle immediately because how are we supposed to wait! UGH!

I am going to go rock myself in the corner and try to settle myself down enough so I can attempt to patiently wait for the next book, so if you would excuse me I am going to go do just that.


ARC Review! Chasing Bliss By Lexi Blake Writing As Sophie Oak

Chasing Bliss (Nights in Bliss, Colorado Book 7)Re-released in a second edition with new content. 

Gemma Wells came to Bliss, Colorado, after a scandal cost her everything. Utterly lost, the disgraced attorney built walls so high that she thinks no one can get through them. She’s given up on love, friendship, and all matters of the heart.

Jesse McCann and Cade Sinclair have floated through life, enjoying the world around them, but never allowing themselves to become a part of it. One look at the pretty attorney and Jesse realizes he’s finally found a reason to stay put. Cade isn’t so sure. He’s crazy about her, but he also knows he doesn’t deserve her.

As they begin to find their way together, a dark secret from Gemma’s past threatens to wreck their futures. Her ex-fiancé is back, bringing danger with him, and their time is running out. Jesse and Cade have to melt this Ice Queen’s heart, or she might not leave Bliss alive.


I knew I had stopped reading this series at some point, not because I didn’t like it, but because I had so many other books to read this one fell through the cracks. Chasing Bliss was a completely new read for this book whore. While Chasing Bliss was as hot as the rest of the series and still a very good read, for some reason I didn’t like it as much as I have the previous books. Now don’t start to think I didn’t like the book, I did, but I think I had a very hard time connecting with Gemma and that is my issue.

Gemma comes across as an Ice Princess at times, and while she can be very cold she also has a soft side that once you see you know when she is using her Ice Princess as a form of protecting herself. Jesse and Cade, we have seen these two in previous books and I had been curious about their backstory since we were first introduced to them.  My heart broke for them both, but especially Cade’s past that really molded who he became and his feelings on relationships.

Chasing Bliss was another suspense filled erotic romance, one that while I didn’t totally love it, was one I really liked a lot. If you are looking for a hot ménage series, then check out Chasing Bliss as well as the previous books in the Nights In Bliss series, I think you will enjoy them as much as I have.



Release Blast! Lord Have Mercy By Lani Lynn Vale


Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway.

Flint Stone is a professional in every way.

He’s a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up.

He’s loved by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley.

The only thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names.
Period. The end.

So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons?

He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later.

Side note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.


Lord Have Mercy had this book whore swooning, laughing out loud and completely in love with Flint and Camryn’s characters. Like all Lani Lynn Vale books, they are heavily sprinkled with humor filled moments, sexual chemistry that is undeniable as well as just enough angst, suspense and drama to keep things interesting. I did not want Lord Have Mercy to end, like almost all of this author’s books I was completely and totally invested and did not want to put it down.

I must say I snorted more than once when Camryn would call Flint “Flintstone”, and no it’s not only in reference to one of my favorite childhood cartoons, his name is Flint Stone.  The banter between them, the chemistry, and the undeniable emotions flowing from them just made me love them even more. My heart broke for both of these characters during various scenes in the book, but I think what really pierced my heart was when Camryn moved passed her fears about Flint’s K-9 partner.

Lord Have Mercy is another must read book from an author I no longer even have to contemplate if I want to pick up the next book, it is now automatic that I read them. Humor and sexiness aside, I have always been able to count on Ms. Vale’s books to cheer me up when I need it the most, and when I read this one it was definitely one of those times. Please make sure Lord Have Mercy is on your TBR lists, this is one you won’t want to miss.




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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading. Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.
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Friday, April 19, 2019

Review Tour! Cipher By Larissa Ione

 

In the war between good and evil, sometimes the biggest battles take place inside the soul…and the heart.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes CIPHER, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione comes a new story in her Demonica Underworld series…

 

It’s been seven months since Cipher, an Unfallen angel who straddled a razor thin line between good and evil, woke up in hell with a new set of wings, a wicked pair of fangs, and a handler who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous. As a laid-back cyber-specialist who once assisted guardian angels, he’d been in a prime position to earn back his halo. But now, as a True Fallen forced to use his talents for malevolence, he must fight not only his captors and his sexy handler, but the growing corruption inside him…before the friends searching for him become his enemies and he becomes his own worst nightmare.

Lyre is a fallen angel with a heart full of hate. When she’s assigned to ensure that Cipher carries out their boss’s orders, she sees an opportunity to take revenge on those who wronged her. All she has to do is appeal to Cipher’s burgeoning dark side. But the devastatingly handsome fellow True Fallen has other ideas — sexy ideas that threaten to derail all Lyre’s plans and put them in the path of an approaching hell storm.

Danger and desire explode, even as Cipher and Lyre unravel a sinister plot that will fracture the underworld and send shockwaves into Heaven itself…

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I absolutely love reading the 1001 Dark Nights books, especially since we get more of our favorite series. Cipher is the latest release and it is linked to one of my favorite series of all time, the Demonica series! I really enjoyed this one a lot. I was sucked in and didn’t want to put my kindle down for any reason, because I needed to know what was going to happen between Cipher and Lyre. I like that we got to see some of our favorite characters from books past. I don’t want to spoil anything so I am keeping this review short and sweet. Fans of the Demonica series should enjoy Cipher, I know this book whore did.




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    About Larissa Ione: Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.  

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Cover Reveal! It Wasn't Me By Lani Lynn Vale


Piper Mackenzie first sees him shirtless, standing in front of the military plane she was about to board, with one rather large wrench in his hand. The fact that he has the plane—the one that she’s about to be flying on for hours—in pieces only minutes before she’s set to take off on it doesn’t faze her. At least not until a flippant joke about dying in mid-air leaves his lips.

The second time she sees him, he’s helping her from the wreckage of her car. The wreckage that he helped cause.

The third, he’s laying across from her in the same bed, and there’s no denying what happened the night before.

The fourth, well that time would be the first of many. Being Mrs. Jonah Crew has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
*****

Jonah Crew saw her for the first time as she stared at him in awe. It was snowing, the temp was in the negative degrees, and he couldn’t think about anything but her and the look of horror on her face when he tells a badly-timed joke.

The second time he sees her, his heart skips a beat, but not for the reason that one might think. Mainly, it’s due in part to the fact that his truck smashed into her car so hard that his chest hits the steering wheel and his heart decides to stop working right.

The third time, he’s fairly positive that he’s died and gone to heaven. At least, that’s what waking up next to a beautiful woman like her signifies, right?

The fourth? Well, he’s not quite sure how he got there, but he’s already said ‘I do’ so what’s a guy to do?


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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.


Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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