Monday, January 16, 2017


Please welcome this week's Author of the Wild, 



As a special treat, Julie Morgan offering a sweet swag pack to one lucky WINNER! Please comment with your email to enter!

Hey readers! I'm happy to meet you! If you're a current reader of mine, I'm happy to see you again! If I'm a new to you author, welcome and I'm excited to get some goodies in front of you!
Today I'm sharing my story, Deadly Alchemy, with you! This paranormal gothic romance story has elements of Steampunk, shifters, and vampires.
Check it out today!
Follow my web page and keep in touch!
I can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Winner 2015 sexiest steampunk book award

Vampires. Werewolves. An unlikely love story. How do you choose who lives and who dies?

Alchemist Amelia Rimos has just discovered the cure for the Undead. Being naïve and vulnerable, she does not realize the Undead have their targets set on her.

Happening upon a tall, dark, exotic man named Michel Gauthier, he saves her from becoming a victim, thrusting her into a game of cat and mouse.

Amelia realizes being an Alchemist is not in her best interest when she befriends him. Is Michel as sincere as he seems or does he have an ulterior motive?

When her life cannot be more complicated, John Hawthorne interjects himself into Amelia's life and shifts it completely upside down. He informs Amelia she has the key to their survival. Soon, she will realize the Undead are not the only monsters in the world…

Amelia will find herself in a desperate stalemate.

She will be forced to choose between destroying her evidence and saving the man she’s grown to love or destroying over half the population of the world, including the love of her life with it.

Originally from Burleson, Texas Julie always had a love of books, especially paranormal stories. Julie finally took the leap to begin writing with encouragement from her family. 

Having worked in IT her entire career, Julie now spends her free time writing. Living in Central Florida with her husband and daughter, her favorite pastime is reading children's stories to her daughter, especially those around animals

Friday, January 13, 2017

SEXY STEAMY ROMANCE-Special Guest Angela Christian

Please welcome this weeks Author in Lust & Love Angela Christian!

A Passion for writing Romance

I read thousands of books in my life but the authors that inspired me the most were J.R. Ward, Gena Showalter and Kresley Cole. I would read their books and be transported into another world and I fell in love. Because of these woman, I have a passion for writing that just won’t go away, not that I want it to.

As for writing about romance and the steamy scenes in my book, well for the most part, I base them off of life experience plus the type of romance that any woman would love to have. I mean come on, if you have a man that spoils you and would lay his life down for you compared to a man that doesn’t give a damn, which one would you choose, the one that spoils you, right? That is the type of love story that you would want to read. 

I have seen so many couples fall out of love because they just gave up and felt it was easier to just walk away. My characters will never do that, they are in it for the long haul. And their lives are by no means short. They can live hundreds or even thousands of years, so when they say forever, they mean it.

I am going to tell you something that may make me sound a little crazy but I believe that it will help you to understand me as a writer. My characters talk to me, and at times scream at me. I know this sounds crazy, but I love it. When they talk to me they tell me to get busy because they have lots to tell me. I can hear them arguing with each other at times about who’s going next. It’s all quite hilarious actually. I swear that I’m not crazy, I don’t talk to myself, much. Hahaha, I’m a normal person, at least as normal as anyone can be.

Now that you think I’m loony, let me add a little of my background. I am a mom of three, a daughter and two sons, one dog and a fiancée that is a bigger kid than the kids. But I love them all and wouldn’t change anything. This is my first self published book. Not looking at making millions just wanting people to read it. 

So the last thing that I’m going to write about is my writing style. I have been writing for many years but just now had the nerve to actually publish it. My style is pretty much to sit down, turn on some Five Finger Death Punch, Black Veil Brides or even some AC/DC and just start writing. However when It comes to having writers block, it’s a bit more difficult. I have found that to release myself from it I have to step away for a day or so, spend time with my family, hell even talk to my daughter. After those few days my writers block is usually gone but there are times that it takes longer for it to go away and I just ride the waves until I come up with an idea. 

So if anyone has any questions for me please feel free to email me at angelac334(at)yahoo(dot)com and I’ll answer back asap. I check my email regularly. I am working on getting a website up and running and will let everyone know when.

Lisa is a witch who has a lot on her plate, she is getting ready to open a clinic for the supernatural beings in her community and keep her sanity in the process. Then weird things start happening to her and her friends. First, her friend, Ang’s bar burns down, then her neighbors daughter goes missing. She can’t seem to catch a break. That’s when all hell breaks loose. Demons attack, then men that she only thought were fairy tales start showing up, and amongst it all she’s trying to find time to have a love life. If she survives what’s coming, things are going to have to change.
John is a werewolf and he’s tired of being alone. His best friend Mike has the coolest girlfriend ever and he wants what they have. The day that he gets up the nerve to ask Lisa out, he has a bad feeling that something’s coming, and it’s not good. He can’t place his finger on it so he just pushes the feeling down and goes on his date. That’s when it happens, the first in a long string of events that will lead to life altering decisions. The only question is: Will they survive?
On their journey to find the truth about what’s going on they run into some very interesting people. Some of them actually end up helping them while other try and destroy them. Sometimes the lines aren’t clear and they find that trust plays a big role.


“Wait. What did you just say? Please tell me that I did not hear you just say that you had fey blood.”  Quinn asked with horror in her voice.

“Please calm down my love. Your queen gave it to me before I left the castle just in case something like this was to occur. And just so you know, Markus, this is the fey queens own blood.” He explained and Markus paled.

“Well let’s not be too hasty Lucian, I will barter with you. Give me  the blood and you and your friends shall pass. But I will warn you that there has been some chaos in the city. Demons have been more blood thirsty than normal. Stay in the shadows and away from the dark ones or they will eat you alive and use your bones as toothpicks.”

“Who are the dark ones?” I asked as we started across the bridge.

“The dark ones are the most vile and vicious of the demons. They have no true form and appear as shadows. They eat anything that comes across their paths. Whether it is demon, human or animal they do not care.” Lucian explained.

“Well then I guess we should stay out of their sight so we do not get eaten and used as toothpicks.” Mike said as we stepped onto the other side of the bridge.

“That would be a wise decision.” Lucian said.

Once we were all across I dug out the map from my backpack and found our course. “From what I can tell from the map, it looks like we have to go east about three hundred yards and then we turn and go north until we reach what looks like a well.” I said as Lucian took the map.

“That is not a well it is what the demons call the pit of despair. It is probably a couple of hundred feet across and no one knows how deep. It would be wise to find a way around it. It draws souls to it whether they are living or dead. And from what I know of this realm the shortest way around it is through the city itself. But there is a tunnel that leads from here.” He pointed to a building close to the pit. “that leads all the way to the castle. This will be the fastest way but also the most dangerous because of the ground dwelling demons.” Lucian said as he handed me the map. I put it back into my backpack and stood up.

“We need to go now. I can feel danger and its close.” Dee said looking around.

“I feel it too. We have to go NOW.” Lucian said just as what looked to be hundreds of demons stepped out of the woods on the other side of the river. We all picked up our backpacks and ran towards the city. After running for what felt like hours we came to the building that we needed to go into. Once we were inside and at the entrance to the tunnels we stopped and let Dee use her “feelers” to see if there was anyone in the tunnels.

“As far as I can tell there is no one in there but I can’t feel some demons because they have no life force.” She said as we waited for Lucian to tell us the ok to go.

“Now as I told you before this is very dangerous. Keep your eyes and ears open for anything unusual. There are hundreds of ground dwelling demons and all are very hard to kill. So I will say this once and only once, all ground dwelling demons can be killed with either taking their heads or shooting them in their left eyes. These are the only two ways that they can be killed because you can not cut through their skin except for their necks. And their left eyes hold their power. So be careful and on full alert at all times.” Lucian said as he took off into the tunnels.

We slowly made our way through the tunnel stopping at every sound or movement. Soon we came to a fork and Lucian led us to the right. About fifty yards into the tunnel we heard a horrific screeching noise.

“Everyone get against the wall NOW.” Lucian shouted.

Everyone flattened themselves against the walls. What we saw was breathtaking. A man with a body of warrior was coming down the tunnel. He had tattoos down the left side of his body.  He wore a pair of blue jeans and boots. He was sex incarnate. But I felt evil radiating from him. I shivered as he passed me then stiffened when he stopped. He sniffed the air as if he could smell us and apparently he had.

“Lucian? Is that you my brother?” The man asked him

“Yes it is I Wraith. How fare thee?”

“I fare thee well. What are you doing in these tunnels? I smell females. Did you bring me playmates?” He asked as he sniffed again.

“No. Not this time. I have brought friends here to find a missing child.” Lucian explained to Wraith.

Wraith growled low in his throat. “Only one demon that I know of that would take a child and that is Arturo. He is a frightening demon. I am sorry to say but if this child has been gone more than a day then I fear she is dead or very close to it.” Wraith said to everyone. “Lucian, remember me the next time you come down here and bring me a playmate. I miss the touch and taste of a good female.” Wraith laughed as he walked away.

When he was gone Lucian just shook his head. “That is one very twisted demon.” He said as he started walking again.

“Who was that?” Dee asked as she grabbed Lucian’s arm. He jerked out of her grip.

“That demon was Wraith. He has many skills and “personalities” in which he uses on woman.”

“Sounds like my kind of man.” Dee said with a smile.

“You really think so? I can call him back and let him take you to his bedchamber and have his way with you. But if that be the case then say goodbye to everyone right now because you will never return.” Lucian said.

“Why wouldn’t I return?” She asked

“Wraith will please your body many, many times over, being that he is a sex demon, but after you and he has been sated he will then eat your soul and then your body. That is his curse.”

“What did he do to earn this curse?” I asked curious.

“Many, many years ago he slept with Hera, queen of the gods and was cursed by Zeus that if he ever slept with a female again he would have to morph into a beast and devour the females body and soul. He has found ways around the curse over the years and is able to have sex. But he does not like having sex with men so he rarely does. The only way to break his curse is to find his true mate. She and she alone with her love will break it. Anyway we need to continue on to the castle.” Lucian explained to us as we started walking again.

I was thinking about Wraith, when out of nowhere, at least ten golem demons stepped in our path. Before I could blink I was on my back with teeth sunk in my shoulder. John cut the demons head off and in doing so cut into my breast with his sword. I lay there as the battle ensued before I passed out from blood loss.

Connect with Angela:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


 Please welcome this week's Author of the DUNGEON, LK Shaw!

As a treat to all you awesome readers, LK is giving away a $5 Amazon GC and ebook copy of Secrets of Submission, Book 1. Comment for your chance to WIN!

When secrets surface…
Bridget Carter seems to have the perfect life. She’s happily single and has a career she loves as a fashion designer at a local boutique. She enjoys playing at Club Eden and bounces from one Dominant to another. She’s not looking for love, even though she’s more than intrigued by Connor Black. When a secret from Bridget’s past surfaces, Bridget and Connor are forced to work together to protect an innocent.

The battle begins…
Scarred inside and out, Connor Black fights to protect those who can’t protect themselves. He also hides behind a mask of confidence. Battling against his own insecurities, he secretly envies the boldness Bridget exudes. He watches her with a look of longing he thinks he’s kept hidden. And when Bridget comes to him for help, he realizes he can no longer keep his desire secret. But an enemy is ready to strike and Connor must battle his inner demons to protect the people he is coming to love.

Buy link:


Here's a short excerpt from Secrets of Desire:

“Good evening, Sir,” I purred, causing him to raise a single eyebrow in surprise. I tried to hide my own shock at my flirty tone. Never before had I flirted with Connor, and I had definitely never referred to him as Sir. I had a hard time remembering us ever having a private, one-on-one conversation inside the club. In fact, I couldn’t think of a single one. He never approached me to scene, and we didn’t hang out in the same social circle outside of the club. He didn’t even attend any of the munches. The only real friends we shared were Penny and Marcus, and I spoke to Connor only in passing during the wedding celebration since we were both in the bridal party. Our longest conversation took place in his office at the beginning of the week when I approached him about Alex. 
“Bridget,” he responded with a wary nod, as though confused by my approach. You’re not the only
one confused, buddy. I smiled at him and leaned closer, ignoring the warning bells going off inside my head that I was biting off more than I could chew. I wasn’t a warning bells kind of woman. I was confident in my sexuality, and I never shied away from what I wanted. And tonight, I wanted Connor. 
“See anything you like?” I asked, pushing my half exposed tits out for his inspection. His gaze dropped to my chest and his nostrils flared before he raised his glance back up to my face. 
Connor hesitated briefly before speaking. “I think you’re playing with fire, sub.”
I shrugged in nonchalance. “Maybe I want to get burned.”
“You should be careful what you wish for, Bridget. You may not be able to handle what I give you,” he warned. 
I laughed lightly at his warning. “That sounds like a dare, Sir. And I’ve never been one to pass on a dare. Life’s too short to play things safe.”

LK Shaw is a physical therapist assistant by day and writer/social media addict by night. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P, who should probably just have her own Instagram account. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. It wasn’t until within the last seven or eight years she tried her hand at contemporary romances. While historical romance remains one of her favorite go-to genres, romantic suspense, especially with a little kink thrown in, have become a first pick from her TBR list.

She initially began writing in November 2015 as part of National Novel Writing Month, when, suddenly, the story became something more than just a sure, I’ll try to put some words together”. The vision for the story snowballed and, before she knew it, she began taking steps toward publishing. Each book in her first series feature Romantic Suspense and BDSM combined.

LK loves to interact with readers. You can follow her on any of her social media:


Monday, January 9, 2017

SHADES of SHIFTERS-Special Guest Michelle Spiva & special GIVEAWAY

Please welcome this week's Author of the Wild, Michelle Spiva!

As a treat to all you awesome readers, Michelle Spiva is giving away a copy of Ajax's Harpy Holiday! Comment for your chance to WIN!  

Dragons, Gryphon, and Magic—Oh My!

Welcome to the new Dragon and Gryphon Shifter Series:
Dragofin Clan Mated
by Mychal Daniels

The Dragofin Clan is the twelve-member group of warrior guardians that consist of eight Drake (dragon) brothers and four of their gryphon cousins, the Griffins. There is a prophecy that says when the first of the Drake brothers takes a mate; the others will soon follow. This will also initiate a great battle for Earth with the coming of a mighty assault on it from the other realms. The only issue: the prophecy is so old and has never shown any signs of coming to pass that not many of the clan believe it to be true.

The Power of a great Shifter Romance

Let’s face it—Shifter Romance is hot. All that primal energy channeled into sensual, and sexual energy burns up the page. And if we’re talking about burning, why not explore what it means to have sexy dragons and gryphon shifters who guard our world.

As an avid reader, I love to be caught up in the world and community of fantastical characters. All the magical what ifs that interplay with human reality make me want to immerse myself in the story until I get that satisfying, glorious happily ever after ending. This series is no different.

When this world presented itself to me, I thought how cool it was that right under our noses could exist multiple realms of life. I also loved the fact that although these shifters were decidedly stronger and able to do more than mere humans, they still needed that one thing to survive and succeed—mates.

As dominant members of a social group that are far from our norm, shifters help us to explore that side of us that ventures into the super powerful, supernatural and mystical realm. Think about it for a moment. The idea that there could be a person in love with you who could also defy the laws of existence to protect and help you are seductively powerful. I don’t know about you, but that’s a definite turn on when it comes to selecting a book boyfriend(s). Dragon and Gryphon are the top of the mystical food chain, so to speak.

They’re found in numerous traditions and representations around the world. Most of the time they are depicted as valiant guards of some wisdom or treasure. One of the things that I love about writing about dragons and gryphon is that they are keepers of infinite wisdom. Playing with this notion, it played and taunted me until I saw the story for this series emerge.

What if the infinite wisdom that these shifters guarded was more precious than gold and more dangerous than death itself? That would be a story worth investigating.

The idea and story percolated in the back of my mind for well over a year before I put the first notes down about it. Since I lean toward blowing past the boundaries of our planet, of course, these shifters came to me as beyond our reaches. Thus, they presented themselves as guardians of the portal to different dimensions. There was a reason we hadn’t seen evidence of aliens. It was because instead of coming from the sky, seas or caves, aliens come into a portal within the Earth’s core, called Inner Earth.

Yep, while we dwell on the surface looking toward the skies for the arrival of aliens, they come and go freely into the center of our planet. These dragon and gryphon shifters are the regulators of who and what can come onto the surface of the planet since not all aliens are benevolent visitors. But why have dragons and gryphon shifters and not the regular were forms?

The ability to do what was required of a warrior guardian had to supersede human capacity in various ways. For instance, going into another dimension meant the guardian had to be able to withstand excruciating elemental changes. I’m talking heat, cold, energy fluctuations, and time differentiations. They needed to be ancient and yet young, and they needed to be larger than life. That’s what formed the base of each of these shifters. 

Many readers are familiar with dragons but not the gryphon. I loved gryphon and their magical, mystical ways. From the Sphinx of ancient Egypt to the mighty ones adorned on too many crests and coats of arms to count, gryphon have tickled and teased me for years. Half eagle and half lion, these beings have guarded the gates and entries to pyramids, treasures, and knowledge. How could one not want to see how and who a gryphon would love? 

Then there was the problem of who would be able to mate with these guardian warriors.

Exploring their mates has become one of the most enjoyable parts of writing this series. Take for example Hildegard Newton. She’s an abandoned Harpy orphan who has had to find her way in this world. Plucked up as a baby and trained her entire life by a shadowy organization to kill for a living, Hildy has no sense of who or what she really is. A chance meeting with the super sexy Ajax Drake in a bakery sets things in motion for not only her to find her new family, but start the wheels of prophecy and destiny into motion for the entire Dragofin Clan. 

Having strong female heroines is a must for any story I write. Hildy Newton may be a Harpy, but her journey into the world of the Dragofin Clan will show how much love can shape, reform and birth new possibilities within us all. Not only that, the chemistry between the Clan and their mates is off the charts.

Why we love Paranormal and Fantasy Romance

I see you, yeah you. And I get it because I’m a lot like you in what gets me to fall in love with a story. Paranormal Romance and Fantasy Romance goes beyond what is possible in the everyday world. Growing up, I read the Harlequin Romances and others as a kid. The fact that I was never going to be some cute, plucky auburn or blond sprite who didn’t realize how hot she was to the opposite sex kept me removed from the story. Sure, I enjoyed them, but from afar. I was the voyeur looking in instead of the object of affection for the hero or heroes. It was marked on the page clear as day as to what these guys like, and it sure as hell wasn’t me: a very curvy, woman of color without the slightest ability to be plucky. Nah, I was a take-no-crap pragmatist who didn’t always want or need the guy to save the day. Sure, I wanted to be swept up off my feet, provided the guy could handle the fact that I was solid and not the size of some small fairy.

Thus when I found the world of PNR and FR (Paranormal Romance and Fantasy Romance), I fell hard for the fact that a lot of times the heroines looked and behaved like me! I’m not saying that all these romances have this bent to them, but there are enough to allow me to find myself falling for the guy who wants someone like me.

Dragons and gryphon are more than able to literally and figuratively sweep me and you off our feet. These shifters are schooled in the art of how to make a woman feel loved, cherished and sexually satisfied. They’re also hefty enough to toss the best of us around for a great lay as well, wink ;) In PNR and FR there are no boundaries, ceilings or rules that prevent anyone from having the book boyfriend of her or his dreams.

I invite you to come into the world of the Dragofin Clan. Explore how sensually intense and powerful these warriors are, and how much of a struggle it is to love them by their would-be mates.

Books in the Dragofin Clan Mated Dragon & Gryphon Shifter Series:
Ajax’s Harpy Holiday: Dragofin Mated, Book #1 Available now ( )

Lucien: Dragofin Mated, Book #2 Coming mid January 2017
Gregori: Dragofin Mated, Book #3 Coming mid April 2017

Follow Mychal Daniels:


List of Books:
Fan Group:

Social Media:

Amazon Author Pg:


He stepped closer. “I dare you.”

Before it registered, Hildy stepped into him, brought his head down and brushed her lips against his. It wasn’t a full kiss, just enough to throw him off and gain her the upper hand, or so she’d hoped. In an instant, fire and arousal spiked within her, driving her to take more of him, press in harder to connect with him. She did.

With a hand firmly hooked around his neck, Hildy pulled him down farther to make it a true kiss. Her lips pressed against his, allowing her a moment to imprint the feel of his lips on hers. Hildy made a concentrated effort to commit the sensation to memory. He remained still. She was supposed to let go and follow with a disabling blow or take down. This was supposed to be part of her tactic. Now she was snared by her own trap. But, he felt so good.

As if his brain had caught up with what was happening, he opened his mouth, tasting her lips. Heat from his full lips slashed hers as she fell into him. Strong arms encircled her, as they melded together. Breathing became harder, as she continued to seek out the newness of kissing. His tongue pressed against the seam of her lips, darting and retreating, as if looking for entry.

When she pulled back to take in a gulp of air, he advanced, seizing the opportunity. When they collided, she gasped in surprise at the quick switch of their positions. He was now on the offense, holding her tightly to him.

In the artificial light of the night that intertwined with shadows, his eyes were dark and cloudy. Uh-oh, that might not be good. Maybe she’d gone too far with this. Again, her eyes betrayed her, as they locked on his lips again. He drew in ragged breaths, as they both continued to regain breath from that long kiss. It was her first and it was more than anything she could have fantasized about. Kissing Jax had done something to her entire being. She wanted him and wanted to do what it took to spend more time with him. Leaving him was the last thing she wanted to do now.

His mouth was here for the plundering and she took full advantage. Grabbing him back down to her, Hildy opened her mouth and brought him in. She didn’t know what to do, allowing instinct to guide her. His tongue invaded her mouth, seeking and toying with her own. She groaned from the overload of sensations.

Outside sounds took a back seat to the heartbeats that thumped loud in her head. His scent, masculine and invigorating, enslaved her. He pulled her into him, crushing her body against his. Everywhere their bodies touched, it sizzled and wound her deeper into him. Fire, mixed with extreme want, slinked into her being. Her leg found itself wrapped around his, seeking more connection.

Again, and again, his delicious tongue darted into her mouth, engaging them in a sensual battle. She parried, toying with him and daring him to make bolder moves. Jax pulled her into him more, wrapping her arms around his massive back as he covered her with his own body. Deeper she fell into his trap. If this was only a counter-strike to her initial move to throw him off, she was doomed. This had quickly turned into something real for her. There was no way Hildy would be able to deny the truth of this kiss. She’d fallen quick and hard for Jax.

His taste was better than the finest meal. She couldn’t get enough. Hungrily responding to him, Hildy relaxed more into it, allowing herself to go where he led. More and more his tongue danced with hers. She’d imagined kissing over the years and this was completely different. What they did now turned her imaginary kiss into a weak imitation. This sensual “in real life” kiss rocked her to the core.

Every part of her body hummed with excitement with an insatiable need for more of him. Way past craving, Hildy itched to have him inside her. A new part of her opened to blossom. Only one directive made any sense—get him inside her, stat. Her sex throbbed and ached for him. Pressing in more, she ran a hand up and into the nape of his hair to grab a handful. This time he groaned. She swallowed it, loving how the vibrations tickled the back of her throat.

Visions of being surrounded by him in pleasure flooded her. She arched into him as his hand moved up and down her back, pulling out a cry from deep within her. Need and desire pranced to the forefront as Hildy clung to him in surrender. With each breath, locked in this embrace with him, she grew bolder. Everything that had made her shy and reclusive was cast in a new light.

No more. She wanted life—she wanted this and Jax. Returning the gesture, she thrust her tongue into his mouth, enjoying how it startled him for a split second. His rebound was quick as he welcomed her in.

Author Bio: Mychal Daniels grew up fantasizing about the wonderment of what ifs. This love spilled over into her ability to weave stories that arrested the attention of her siblings and friends. After going the way of the office drone for far too many seasons, she decided to follow her love of romance, fantasy and storytelling to create and share her highly imaginative take on the great what ifs. The result is these books that allow you to step into the world of her fanciful imagination. Enjoy and don't forget to leave a review while Mychal is off lassoing in your next book boyfriend!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

I'M NO ANGEL REVIEW-Revived Series: The Dungeon Black Duology (Book 2) by Kora Knight

"Dirty emotional story that doesn’t take the easy way out"

I don’t often review books, but when given the chance to get my hands on Revived I didn’t even think twice. It’s rare that a story pulls me in so completely and I needed to complete the journey with these amazing characters. Their happy ending felt like it belong to me as well because Kora Knight writes in a way that bring you right into their world, right through the highs and the lows, into the fire until all the heat and pain consumes you.

Too often I come across books that follow the same old quick formula and after a few pages I’m bored. Finding an author who writes long, fully fleshed out stories is awesome. More importantly, she doesn’t shy away from exploring the lives of men so damaged you know they deserve to be loved, but you’re not sure they’ll ever trust it.

Max and Sean latched onto my heart when I met them in the first series, but honestly, until I started their story I wasn’t sure they’d be a good fit. Sean is so shiny and hopeful and full of life. Max is closed off and constantly hanging back in the darkness. And he seems to want to stay there.

I knew this wouldn’t be a light read, but it was damn satisfying. The sex is gritty, messy, and more than I’d care for in any other book. Which proves how talented Ms. Knight is because she crafted a story where the messy flowed well with the emotions, with the building connection between the characters.

There were some things that were triggering for me, but again, very well done. I knew what I would face after the first book and trusted the subject would be handled with care. Which it was. The pain Max dealt with didn’t quickly fade away to fit the plot. His healing was at the core of the story and given the time needed so you really feel the natural flow.

And Sean. I fell in love with Sean from the start, but his strength is incredible and you can’t help cheering for him as you turn the page.

We also get to revisit the characters from the previous books, Scott and Tad, and I truly enjoyed spending time with them. Some authors fumble when they tell a story along the same timeline, but Ms. Knight found the perfect balance. It doesn’t feel like a rehash, it’s more like the veil is lifted, giving you fresh insight and answering any lingering questions of why and how many things happened.

In the end, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read. And I’m so excited to read about the other characters getting their own stories! I’m buying all these in print so they can sit on the shelf with my favorites to re-read again and again.

Thank you so much for another amazing story, Kora.

**I received this as an ARC for an honest review.**

Saturday, December 31, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEARS! The good, the bad, and the ugly (The bad and the ugly will be short...A heads up about All Romance Ebooks)

Fine, it's only New Year's Eve, but I think we should start celebrating NOW!

Now grab someone and give em a great big KISS!

Or enjoy these ones. ;)

I don't know about you, but I'm ready! ;)

All right, now let's get the bad and the ugly out of the way. Some of you have probably heard that All Romance Ebooks (AKA ARe) is closing down TONIGHT.

If you haven't backed up your books, please make sure you go do so now. If you're having trouble don't panic. Take a screenshot of your library and contact either the publisher or the author. Most are more than happy to replace the books. I definitely am so if you can't access any of my books PLEASE don't be afraid to contact me @ biancasommerland(at)gmail(dot)com.

You may also have 'ebucks' you're unable to use. To help with this I'd like to make an offer. Email me with a screenshot of your ebucks and I will send you one of my books to try to help make up for the loss. It's not much, but hopefully it will take out some of the sting.

For more information on what's going down with ARe please check out the links below:


Diminished (Winter's Wrath #2) will be released very soon. I'll do a post to announce the exact date very soon, but for now let's just say I can't WAIT to share this with you!

Diminished (Winter’s Wrath Book Two) Blurb:

When Shiori Ayase comes across a casting call to dance on stage for Winter’s Wrath with a model she idolizes, she jumps on the chance. She needs this opportunity to break free from the control of her step-father, and she made her sister a promise on her deathbed. One that involves learning if the Trousseau brothers are the type of men that can be trusted. What better way to find out than by spending a few weeks with them on the road?

Brave Trousseau has to face the damage he’s done to the band in his efforts to push his younger brother away. But then his goddess, a young woman with a sharp wit and moves that drive him crazy, joins the band on tour to take over the sexy performance meant to entice the crowd, and Brave ends up more than motivated to be on his best behavior.

Unfortunately, he’s not the only one enchanted with the girl. Malakai Noble, the band’s bassist, has always been a strong, steady presence at the core of Winter’s Wrath, but he’s now become Brave’s most bitter rival. How can Brave show he’s changed with Malakai's constant reminders of every mistake he’s made? With the band on the line, and Shiori stealing her way into his heart, maybe there’s only one way to prove he’s the better man.

And that’s by letting her go.

Last, but not least there are a few days left to this sale if you're looking for a new PNR read! Only 99cents each!

 Go grab them here:




Whatever the new years bring, I wish you and your loved ones all the best! May you be happy and healthy and experience all the beauty and joy you deserve!

Hugs and see you on the flipside!