BOOK REVIEW: SACRED (The Snapped Series #4) by Ketley Allison

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Sometimes your first love doesn’t equal your true love.

Jason Sladerman is Charlie’s one. For him, she would adjust to a new city, deal with sudden fame and fandom, and change her life. But never did she think she’d have to tolerate sudden obsession.

Yet that is what Reagan Wescott feels for Charlie’s man. She infiltrated Charlie’s life, made her believe in their friendship, but only to get closer to Slade. Charlie knows, and is finally starting to trust her instincts, that Reagan is manic over him, stalking him, sick over him.

Until the email.

Now Charlie doesn’t know who’s true and who’s false, who loves her and who hates her. Her one true friend, Lara, is too preoccupied with her own love life to notice Charlie’s faltering. Slade’s too involved in proving his innocence to notice the danger. Reagan doesn’t care about anyone but Slade and will do anything to get to him. And Nate wants Charlie so much he turns a blind eye to everything but her.

Their misguided dreams are their greatest mistake. Murder’s on the horizon, and while everyone holds on tight to their sacred wishes, someone uses that chance to sneak by.

And kill.

In Ketley Allison’s fourth installment of the Snapped Novella Series, the question is no longer who will snap, but who did.

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BOOK REVIEW: 4 STARS

OH. MY. GOD. THIS. BOOK! I have to say that Ketley knows how to write a cliffhanger!! HaHaHa *nervous laughter* This book left me anxious!!

The fourth book of the Snapped series is awesome! It has the same intensity of the first three books, or maybe more. The drama in the plot keeps getting better and better. I can’t believe everything that is happening to Charlie. I insist that she needs to get away from those friends of her. I don’t trust Lara one bit. Nate is…. I just can’t believe any word he says *shakes head*. And Reagan is mental!!

On the other hand, Charlie could manage to sort things out with her relationship with Slade, until the craziest thing happened. How was that even possible?? Was Slade capable of that?? Or was It Nate?? O.M.G. Or maybe Lara? *freaking out* The only thing I’m sure about is that it wasn’t Charlie! Oh My God this book is crazy!! BUT I LOVE IT!! Can I please have the next one now??

I loved the descriptions in this book. Not only the places, which were beautiful, but also the action. They were believable and easy to picture in my head. I can’t wait to read the next book of the series.

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7190347Ketley Allison began her career by writing books as birthday presents for her friends (with her friend as the main character and opposite a super sexy lead, of course) before ending it in order to walk down a path she thought she was supposed to follow.

The writing bug never left her—and, in fact, would often bleed into the official papers she was supposed to write—so now Ketley’s putting down her suit and finally following her dream. While her friends are no longer the stars of her books, she still throws in bits and pieces of them into each and every one of her characters.

As a result, her books tend to focus a lot on friendships as well as love, because let’s be honest, friends are what really get you through—especially when your epic love turns into epic heartbreak.

Ketley’s debut indie ebook, DARK SOULS, the first in the Dark Souls Series, is available on Amazon right here and Barnes & Noble.

ENTWINED, Book II in the Dark Souls Series, is also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

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RELEASE DAY: Paxton’s Promise by L.P Dover

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She hates him, yet she can’t get him out of her mind.

Female Bantamweight fighter, Gabriella Reynolds, has a bad habit of falling for forbidden fighters. Enter Paxton Emerson. He’s tall, tattooed, and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Everyone wants a piece of him, and he only has eyes for her. Through no choice of her own, she’s fallen in his debt and he’s now demanding payment. Too bad it doesn’t involve currency. Gabby’s decision to fulfill her promise to him ultimately brings out her true feelings, but also spurs the unwanted attention of another.

Rage’s fixation on his newest obsession reaches dangerous levels. Unfortunately, Paxton Emerson has become a roadblock to his end goal and needs to be removed from the equation—by any means necessary.

Gabby will do anything to save Pax, but what happens when she’s the one who needs saving?

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lpdoverUSA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: The Pact by Karina Halle

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*The Pact is a standalone, contemporary adult romance*

It all started with a pinky swear…

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.

Beautiful, funny and an ambitious businesswoman (with one hell of an ass), Stephanie Robson is one of Linden McGregor’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as he’s known her.

But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.

Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them are in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.

It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.

Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.

The pact is about to change everything.

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Her eyes are so blue and wide, like the morning sky, her mouth so perfectly full. I contemplate running my thumb over her lips before I kiss the salt off of them.

I should just do it. I should just fucking do it.

I swallow hard, my throat feeling closed up but I know it’s not from my cold. It’s from want and it’s from fear.

“What are you staring at?” she asks me, her voice shaking slightly.

Just fucking kiss her.

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Halle HeadshotWith her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

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RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: A Necessary Sin (The Sin Trilogy #1) by Georgia Cates

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A Necessary Sin- Book 1 of The Sin Trilogy – Release Date: Dec 29

Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice. With years spent studying The Fellowship, an organized crime brotherhood of liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees. But walking hand in hand with retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge’s son Sinclair—until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for. She’s always known this undertaking would place her life in danger—she never imagined her heart would be as well.

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Sinclair Breckenridge’s POV:

“I’m in the business of boundaries and limits. I’m aware of what mine are and how far I’m willing to go to get my job accomplished. It can include lying and sometimes stealing.” I wait a moment for driving the last nail into the coffin. “And perhaps the occasional killing.”

“How do you feel when you do those things?”

“Powerful.” I purposely choose that word because it’s the one she used to describe how she felt when she brought Duff to his knees. I want her to see just how similar we are.

She watches out the window for a minute before speaking again. “Do you like the way it feels?”

I can’t lie. I get a high from it. “Very much.”

Another minute passes. “Okay.”

What? “Just … okay?”

“Would you like me to be horrified?” she asks. “I can do that if it would make you feel better or improve your opinion of me.”

She’s no fucking Pollyanna. So I guess there’s no reason for her to pretend to be. “No. Okay works for me.”

I’m not sure if I should be disturbed by her lack of appall. It feels like a double standard to be shocked by an absence of dismay.

My God, has the pot met the kettle? “I wish I could get inside your head.”

“No, you don’t,” she says. “My mind is a dark place to be.”

I think I may have met the perfect woman. In her eyes, I’m not a monster at all.

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One Last Sin (The Sin Trilogy, #3) – Release Date – March 23, 2015

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georgia-catesGeorgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich.

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Best Reads and Best Authors of 2014

2014 was filled with some amazing reads.

In 3 days we’ll be welcoming 2015.  If you haven’t met your 2014 reading quota, you still have time to read one or two more books.  Ashley, Blia and I decided to compile our list of Best Reads and Best Authors of 2014.  It was hard to decide because we read some amazing books this year.  Some were very romantic while some were hilarious.  There were some that had a lot of drama and angst, but surely a lot of them were damn sexy.

So here you have it, our top books and authors of the 2014:

ASHLEY’S TOP 12 BEST READS OF 2014

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  1. Beautiful Bastard #1/Beautiful B*tch #1.5/Beautiful Stranger #2/Beautiful Bombshell #2.5/Beautiful Player #3/Beautiful Beginning #3.5  by Christina Lauren
  2. Sweet Filthy Boy #1/Dirty Rowdy Thing #2(Wild Season’s Series) by Christina Lauren
  3. Bang #1 by E.K.Blair
  4. Real #1/Mine #2/Remy #3 by Katy Evans
  5. Rogue #4 (spin off of the Real series) by Katy Evans
  6. Deviant #1/Fracture #2/Burn #3/Fallen #4/Twisted #5 by Callie Hart
  7. Thoughtless, Effortless, Reckless by S.C.Stephens
  8. Driven/Fueled/Crashed by K.Bromberg
  9. The Dark Duet Series: Captive in the Dark, Seduced in the Dark, Epilogue by C.J.Roberts
  10. Providence/Requiem/Eden by Jamie McGuire
  11. The Mistress Experiment #1 by Elizabeth Otto
  12. Up in the Air series by R.K.Lilley

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  1. Christina Lauren
  2. Katy Evans
  3. E.K.Blair
  4. Callie Hart
  5. C.J.Roberts
  6. Jamie McGuire
  7. R.K.Lilley
  8. S.C.Stephens
  9. Sylvia Day
  10. Alice Clayton

BLIA’S TOP 20 BEST READS OF 2014

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  1.   Fixed series by Laurelin Paige
  2.   Tangled series by Emma Chase
  3.   Sweet Filthy Boy #1/Dirty Rowdy Thing #2 (Wild Season’s Series) by Christina Lauren
  4.   Love Me with Lies series by Tarryn Fisher
  5.   Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
  6.   Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  7.   Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  8.   Rush Too Far (Too Far #4) by Abbi Glines
  9.   Slammed Series by Colleen Hoover
  10. Forever by Judy Blume
  11. Sweet Thing series by Renee Carlino
  12. Nowhere But Here by Renee Carlino
  13. Reapers MC series by Joanna Wylde
  14. Rock and Roll Never Forgets by Barbara Stewart
  15. The Story of Us (Carnage #1) by Lesley Jones
  16. You by Caroline Kepnes
  17. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  18. The After series by Anna Todd
  19. When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King & Christina Lee
  20. Untamed by Victoria Green & Jinsey Reese

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  1.   Christina Lauren
  2.   Colleen Hoover
  3.   Jamie McGuire
  4.   Abbi Glines
  5.   Renee Carlino
  6.   Caroline Kepnes
  7.   Anna Todd
  8.   Christina Lee
  9.   Joanna Wylde
  10. Lesley Jones

ANGY’S TOP 20 BEST READS OF 2014

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  1. The Saint by Tiffany Reisz
  2. The King by Tiffany Reisz
  3. Tangled by Emma Chase
  4. Tied by Emma Chase
  5. Twisted by Emma Chase
  6. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  7. Captivated by You by Sylvia Day
  8. Hudson by Laurelin Paige
  9. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
  10. Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren
  11. Ripped by Katy Evans
  12. After This Night by Lauren Blakely
  13. Inked Armor by Helena hunting
  14. Stars In Their Eyes by Lauren Blakely
  15. Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton
  16. Tamed by Emma Chase
  17. When We Fall by Kendall Ryan
  18. Every Second With You by Lauren Blakely
  19. Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
  20. Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

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  1. Tiffany Reisz
  2. Emma Chase
  3. Lauren Blakely
  4. Christina Lauren
  5. Sylvia Day
  6. Colleen Hoover
  7. Katy Evans
  8. Laurelin Paige
  9. Helena Hunting
  10. Alice Clayton

Happy reading in 2015!!

RELESE DAY LAUNCH: Hundred To One (Cedar Tree #2) by Freya Barker

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Arlene Bowers is as tough as nails. She has survived a less than perfect marriage, managing to move past it to run her own diner. Her abrasive exterior has always been a way for her to hide behind the darkness and pain that she has endured, but a recent, violent attack and several disturbing phone calls have that tight hold on her emotions wavering.

Seb Griffin showed up in Cedar Tree eight months ago and was hired on at Arlene’s Diner as a cook. An ex-con with secrets of his own, Seb walks a fine line. Since he began working at the diner, he’s developed feelings for his fierce, stubborn boss, and the need to keep his distance from her, to protect her, is a daily struggle.

When it appears that Arlene’s past has come back, rearing its ugly head while her defenses are low, Seb steps up and claims responsibility for Arlene, praying that he can keep her safe from whatever is coming her way.

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Kindle Cover signed by Freya Barker, cover model Steve Gehrke, and Love N Vegas authors. Hundred to One mug and signed copy Slim to None, swag pack

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IMG_8743Freya Barker has always been creative. Involved in music and dance when she was younger, she followed it up with cake design, quilting, and has most recently added cover design, the Dutch-born Canadian mother of two now has found her voice – writing.

Freya Barker is the pen name for a well-respected reviewer/blogger, who has a strong following on her blog, Facebook and Goodreads. As an avid reader, the next step to pen a book of her own seemed natural.

Driven to make her story about ‘real’ people, Freya writes about people who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, hot monkey sex and some thrills and chills in their lives!

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