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Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

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Book Title: Salvation and Secrets (Chastity Falls Series Book 2)

Author: L. A. Cotton

Genre: New Adult/Contemporary

Release Date: April 17, 2015

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Chastity Falls was supposed to be Ana Parry’s fresh start. But what started as her salvation soon became her undoing.

Four months after losing the very thing that gave her reason again, Ana is back at Chastity Falls. Holding on by a thread and trying hard to forget about Jackson isn’t easy when she’s determined to uncover the Donohue’s biggest secrets.

Jackson Pierce knew he was playing with fire when he pursued the girl with pain in her eyes. But there was something about her and he just had to know more.

Walking away from Ana was the hardest thing he’s ever done, and four months on, he refuses to forget. He can’t. Rising tensions with Reibeckitt Valley mean Ana is still in harm’s way and, this time, he’s determined to protect her—at all costs.

Loyalty drove them apart, but will secrets piece them back together? Or tear them apart for good?

Salvation will be earned, secrets will be unveiled. Welcome to Chastity Falls.

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Meet the Author

Author of NA Contemporary Romance, L. A. Cotton loves writing about those first looks, first kisses, and happily ever afters.

A wearer-of-many-hats, L.A juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with two part-time jobs and college. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find her immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life. Author of NA Contemporary Romance, L. A. Cotton loves writing about those first looks, first kisses, and happily ever afters.

A wearer-of-many-hats, L.A juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with two part-time jobs and college. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find her immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend by @Alyssa Rose Ivy #Review & #Excerpt Tour #TBE

Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance

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Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever.

Sleeping with Kyle was never in the plans. Pretending to be his girlfriend was one thing, but letting our relationship become anything but platonic was another. The problem with mixing friendship with sex is that inevitably feelings get involved, and when that happens there’s no turning back.

When Kyle’s life fell apart around him, I needed to help, but doing that meant opening myself up to the most terrifying thing in the world—falling in love.

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I’d never seen Jade so happy and light. Her smile was real. It wasn’t the sarcastic, casual smile she used at school, but a giant, I love life smile that made my heart beat faster.

This was the real Jade. Jade with the pony tail and no makeup, with sneakers and shorts, and a little bit of mud. I wanted to believe it was more than the outdoors bringing it out in her. I wanted to believe it was me. But it probably wasn’t. I generally didn’t have that effect on people, but I could pretend. I could pretend that the night—and morning—we spent together would become something more.

“I could stay out here forever.” Jade pulled on my arm to get me to look out at the view.

“I could too, but it’s going to rain.”

She sighed. “I don’t mind getting wet.”

“Oh, I’m well aware you don’t mind that.” I wriggled an eyebrow.

She pushed me playfully. “Kyle.”

“Sorry, I couldn’t resist.”

“Yes you could. You can always resist.”

“Not always. Sometimes words slip out.”

“Are we only talking about words?”

I pulled her close. “Are you asking if I can always resist you?”

“Maybe.”

“Don’t you already know the answer to that?”

“Do I?”

“Is there a reason you’re teasing me?”

She ran her teeth over her bottom lip. “I’m not teasing. I’m being me.”

“And being you means teasing me?”

“I’m only asking a question, Kyle.” She bit her nail for a second before quickly dropping her hand to her side.

“Did you have to say my name that way?”

“What way?” she smiled.

“That way. The way that makes me want you again.”

Her face flushed. I loved knowing I had that effect on her. “I thought it was going to rain.”

“It is, but as you reminded me, you don’t mind getting wet.”

“Not if it means kissing you.”

“I have to agree with you there.” I connected my lips with hers right as the sky opened up.

loredana starsfour

Though this is the first novel I’ve read by Alyssa Rose Ivy, I have to say I’m hooked on the Hazards series.  How can you not love a book that grabs you on the first page with the first line of “Is sex actually important?”  And, no, this isn’t a conversation between two girlfriends so you can let your imagination run wild as to how the conversation goes!  It’s hot, to say the least.

Jade is an atypical female character; she’s actually shying away from commitment.  However, as you get to know her, her reason is very valid.  Love is scary and it can hurt.  In fact, she’s been very hurt, and it’s been easier to keep her distance.  However, that doesn’t stop her from lusting after Kyle.  She has forgotten, or maybe ever knew, that the flip side of the coin is well worth the risk.  Kyle is the one who wants to show her how great it can be…he’s been dying to have the chance to do so for months!

Kyle is the older guy who runs the radio station where Jade works.  He’s hot.  He’s smart.  He’s liked jade for a long time, but has never acted on it.  Funnily enough, she has no clue that he has the same feelings until he offers his *services* (wink, wink).  Seeing the two of them dance around each other until they realize they want to fall into each other is quite delightful.  They have a great spark, but will Jade’s reluctance to put herself out there be the ultimate stumbling block?

In this novel, we meet Kyle’s family, specifically his brother.  Nope, not a fan.  (His dad is a piece of work, too.)  However, Ivy doesn’t want us to be, and that’s why a certain scene is so strong and pivotal.   You’re torn on what to feel, and understandably so.  Kyle has had a strained relationship with his “golden boy” brother for a long time, and he’s tired of always cleaning up his messes.  He’s always to blame, but he still loves his brother.  This dynamic plays very strongly into who Kyle is and the reason for his reactions.

The writing is light and captivating.  You find yourself eager to get to the next page, to unearth their secrets.  My only wishes for this novel are that we could be provided with a better understanding of the back story of Kyle and Dylan, as well as Kyle’s own personal secret (nope, no spoiler here…read the book to find out!).  Maybe we’ll get a sequel from Kyle’s POV.  Now, there’s something to think about…

***4 stars***

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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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Repented (Battlescars Series Book 4) by Sophie Monroe ~ Review

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Repented is the fourth book in the bestselling Battlescars series. Repented picks up where Conflicted ended, and will lead into Cracked: A Guilty Tendencies Novel, but is NOT a cliffhanger!

When everything in your life becomes Conflicted, and you’re left with more than your fair share of Battlescars, you may become Afflicted. But, in order to rise above the chaos, it’s best to be Repented.

Kevin, the lead guitarist of Battlescars, hasn’t always been the good guy people perceive him as.

When secrets from his past come out of the shadows and haunt him, his world comes crashing down. Can he be repented, or will his old ways scratch the surfaces and ruin everything?

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The Battlescars series was one of my first rocker reads, and I’ve been addicted ever since. These boys are my heart and soul, and boy do they have some stories to tell. Sophie Monroe has brought this series to life, and it’s been an awesome ride watching the boys grow into dare I say, mature men!

Repented is all about Kevin, and my heart literally ached after this one. Being the so called calm one of the group, he wasn’t always on the straight and narrow path, and we get to see how his past has shaped him into the awesome guy he is today.

We pick up at his and Bryn’s wedding, and as we know, things don’t always turn out the way we planned them. Truths are revealed, and it’s a shocker to them all. In normal Battlescars fashion, the boys rally together, through good times and bad. After the proverbial bomb was dropped, all I could think was Kevin is a stand up dude and deserves his HEA.

In walks Madison into his life, just when he needed someone the most. It was an instant connection, and sometimes those aren’t the best, but they both have chaotic pasts that drew them closer I think. Might I add, she’s one of my fave female characters of the series. She’s been through a personal hell, and came out swinging, much like the rest of the gals. They bring awesomeness and sass to the Battlescars family, and it wouldn’t be the same without them!

Loved this series hardcore, and tears were shed, knowing it’s come to an end. Sophie never fails to bring it though, and has introduced us to the next big thing, Guilty Tendencies. These guys were signed to the Battlescars label, and they remind me of the younger version of my boys, and I’m so excited for this next chapter. Bring it on…balls to the wall baby!

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Sophie Monroe is a twenty-something author from New Jersey. Her rock & roll romance series, Battlescars, is an Amazon and USA TODAY best seller.
-Battlescars:A Rock & Roll Romance (book I)
-Afflicted (book II)
-Conflicted (book III)

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The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol. 2 by Bink Cummings #review #tbe @binkcummings

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Note: Must Read The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol 1, previously.

When changing life’s course, you never consider what twisted curve-ball fate might dump in your lap. Growing up in the MC, then gaining my own personal Independence was not only a curse, it was a blessing. So when I decided to say fu*k my past and embraced my future, away from the only place I called home, I tried to re-invent myself, by becoming the woman I am today.
Until, one day, fate reared its ugly head, forcing me to return to the place I ran from. The place where I had no choice but to face HIM. And hide the biggest secret of my life, as I wallowed in silent fear, of the insurmountable repercussions it would evoke when anyone found out the truth.

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Warning: Contains Mature scenarios, and mass quantities of profanity. For Ages 18+

-This is not a Standalone.

paula 5 starsRight after finishing Vol. 1, I one-clicked “The Diary of Bink Cummings: Vol 2 (MC Chronicles) by Bink Cummings. There was no way I could wait even a minute before continuing this crazy ride that Bink’s story takes the reader on.

I thought it wouldn’t get crazier, sexier, more heart-breaking and more nerve-wrecking than book one. Boy, was I wrong.

As Bink’s story continues, we learn she left the MC life behind and is living like one of us – a normal, semi-boring existence. But nothing is this plain and simple with Bink. You can take an MC brat out of the MC world, but it won’t change who she is deep down. How she managed to keep the person she really is locked on the inside for months, pretending to be the girl next door, is beyond me. I’m surprised she didn’t go crazy.

When she returns to the Sacred Sinners, her real home, she’s confronted with a reality she isn’t ready for and with secrets she doesn’t want to share. That is bound to create more drama than she could’ve anticipated and it damn sure does. There’s enough heart-ache, misunderstandings, fights and hurt feelings to last a few lifetimes and Bink has to deal with it in a span of a few days. But it wouldn’t be her, if she didn’t manage to come out on top – kicking and screaming. Again, I absolutely adored Bink. She’s real, honest and doesn’t beat around the bush.

Her story kept me on the edge of my seat, clinging to my Kindle like a lifeline, holding my breath most of the time.

Book two, just like book one, is unsurpassed when it comes to the rawness, intensity and bluntness. Bink Cummings doesn’t make things all pretty and shiny. She tells it how it is and with that allowed me to feel what she was feeling, to understand her motivations and emotions.

There is no way for me to say more without giving away the story and that would be a damn shame, because it’s worth finding out for yourself. But let me ensure you, that the characters and the plot will worm their way into your heart and wreak havoc on your feelings. You’ll be intrigued and appalled, turned-on and feel the need to bathe in acid, happy and heart-broken – all at the same time.

I’m totally addicted to Bink Cummings’ stories and now I’m waiting impatiently for the third book. It’s been two days that I’ve finished book 2 and I already can’t wait.

5 I’m-totally-addicted-to-the-Sacred-Sinners stars.

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The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol 1 by Bink Cummings #review #tbe @BinkCummings

The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol. 1 by Bink Cummings

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I’m a biker, and I’m a woman, who was raised by my biker family the Sacred Sinners.

Growing up an MC brat, I’ve known nothing but leather, booze, club whores, comradery, and bikes, my entire life.

My name is Eva “Bink” Cummings, and this is my story.

How at the ripe old age of thirty, with no husband, no kids, and being a part of a motorcycle club. Things aren’t always what they appear to be. I’ve found out the hard way, that your life, in an instant, can be flipped upside down. And the people you know and love aren’t always what they seem.

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paula 5 starsUgh. I’m emotionally spent after finishing “The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol. 1 by Bink Cummings. This was one hell of a ride.

Unlike most MC romances, this story wasn’t about a girl from a civilian life that falls in love with a biker. No, this was a story about a woman that grew up in the MC world – an outlaw MC to be exact – and she could give any biker a run for his money. There was nothing typical or ordinary about this story. It wasn’t even a real romance. What it was, was an extremely intriguing and captivating read.
From page one, it was clear that the author knows what she’s talking about, knows the MC world inside and out. Though she clearly points out the positives and what she loves about the MC life, she doesn’t romanticize it or make it into a nice and cuddly adventure.
The book was honest, raw, intense, unfiltered and uncensored – to the point that my jaw dropped to the floor when I started to read and didn’t return into its normal position until long after I finished. It’s crazy and extremely, yet weirdly intriguing and definitely the surprise book of 2015 for me.

Bink, aka the author, has spent all her life surrounded by foul-mouthed, overprotective bikers who love booze, sex and don’t mind violence. But she’s always been treated like a princess. I guess that made it impossible for her not to become tough-as-nails, big-mouthed, opinionated and straight forward. Definitely traits to like her for.
Sure, a fairly short fuse is part of the deal and gets her in trouble more than once, but it’s admirable to see a woman who doesn’t take crap from anyone and doesn’t allow anyone to shut her up. It made me do a little happy dance.
Her sassy, flirty, butt-kicking attitude made it easy to overlook some of her not so favorable decisions. And even those made her more likeable to be honest, it made her even more real.

The bikers in her life are definitely impressive.

There is Big, or to be more accurate Big Dick. I must admit, I really am starting to like road names – straight to the point.
Well, Big isn’t just defined by having been exceptionally blessed by Mother Nature in the downstairs department, but is also the president of the Sacred Sinners. He’s a big shot and has people following his word – usually without any discussion or back-talking. Unless he’s talking to Bink that is. He’s super controlling, moody, can lose his cool in a nanosecond and is quite intimidating if you ask me. Yet, he can be extremely caring and sweet when he wants to be and when Bink lets him. He’s been taking care of her all her life and when I say all her life, I mean it. They’ve known each other more or less since the day she was born.

There’s also Gunz (oh, how I adore him) who has been a father figure to Bink and is equal amounts scary and caring. He always puts her first, making sure she’s safe and happy, willing to put anyone into the ground who would hurt her.

And those are just two out of many bikers who would lay down their life for her. It’s quite impressive and heart-warming, yet scary at the same time.

Bink’s story is unusual. It’s heart-warming and heart-breaking. It is panty-melting and slightly disillusioning. I’ll never view an MC romance the same way I used to before Bink came along.

I won’t give much away about the plot, because you really should find out yourself. There are many twists, many surprises – things that made me gasp or hold my breath. Bink’s life is absolutely extraordinary and once it get’s knocked off its’ axis, you’ll forget to eat, sleep or go to work.

It doesn’t get better than that.

5 real-MC-life stars

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