PROMO: The Other Things by Jonathan Dransfield

Young Adult Sci-Fi – 368 Pages

Illustrated by Author

About the Book:

With the discovery of a fossil on Mars and the threat of an asteroid heading for Earth, a frustrated American President is forced to reconsider his legacy. He decides to do something big for humanity, and orders the first manned mission to Mars.

Surmounting seemingly impossible hurdles, the maverick scientist Ford Harris discovers how to make it happen. There is one crucial problem: the weight of any ordinary crew would be too great for the rocket to return home. And so Ford proposes a bold new idea – replacing the adult crew with a group of gifted children.

An exciting and fascinating story, featuring beautiful illustrations and informative scientific notes, The Other Things explores our sense of wonder. Are we alone in the universe? How do we make our existence count? And what could still be possible for humankind?

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Review of Hell’s Mistress (Infernal Love #1) by Viola Calvary

“…you have a tendency towards arrogance…”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Length: 197 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

“I want to do so many things to you, but tonight let me just taste that wildness buried in your soul.”

Cora wasn’t looking for love and she certainly wasn’t looking for Luc. Clever, devilishly handsome, and with dark eyes filled with wicked promises, his magnetism leaves her breathless. She can’t get him out of her thoughts no matter how much good sense tells her she should walk away.

Luc’s been looking for Cora. For longer than she could even imagine. Now that he’s found her, he’s not letting her go without a fight. Unfortunately someone with far more sadistic designs has found her, too, and is willing to start that fight.

Cora soon discovers that Luc is much more than he appears and that their bond transcends distance, space, and even death. She’s drawn into his world of gods, demons, and a struggle for power where the fate of it all rests squarely on her shoulders.

Steamy, sensual, and suspenseful this devilish romance is for mature audiences only.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Cora was incredible at her job. Her love life not so much. Her fiancé left her for her sister. Oh ya that’s great for the old morale. Then she met this man at a business meeting and was drawn to him. Something she hurriedly ran away from. She didn’t want any part of that kind of sizzling connection…that is until he followed her and swept her off her feet.

Luc wanted his queen back beside him. He’d searched for Persephone’s reincarnated soul and finally found her. The pull toward Cora was one he’d missed for so long. Now all he had to do was get her to trust him so he could tell her the truth.

“I know you can handle it. But are you ready to see what I do to them? This is Hell and I’m not known for compassion.”

Although timing never works as you plan and when Cizin’s demons attack her in her own home she realizes she’s not in Kansas anymore and literally follows her heart and Luc into Hell where she can discover her true nature and aid in a battle that’s raged for an eternity.

Hell’s Mistress puts an intriguing twist on Hell and has you actually on the side of Lucifer. It’s crazy! And yet it’s not! I loved the way Cora desired to help and refused to give up. I enjoyed the way the demons all banded together to protect her. I just enjoyed it altogether and I’m looking forward to seeing where this new series goes.

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Review of Cry Mercy (Blood Legion MC #1) by Rie Warren

“Stop springing wood like a creep…” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Length: 259 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Gritty star-crossed lovers? You have no idea . . .

ANGEL
I thought I knew bad times. The worst times. My dad murdered, the MC that’s rightfully mine ripped apart by corrupt rule. I didn’t know anything about true horror until I met a Tennessean girl named Mercy.

Angel and Mercy, frigging ironic, right? You don’t know the half of it. Blood Legion MC is my legacy, and revenge against me is Mercy’s. If you’re looking for gritty star-crossed lovers in the Crescent City, you’ve found it. Because there’s a damn good chance one of us won’t make it out of here alive.

MERCY
I’m at the mercy of my menfolk. Mercy . . . ironic, isn’t it? Because my cousin and my uncle show no mercy to me, despite my name. I’m used against my will. I’m beaten and worse when I don’t behave. I have no freedom, only one friend, and no chance of escape even though New Orleans is so vibrant I feel like I could touch the colors.

I fled the compound for just one night. I shouldn’t have. I met a biker called Angel—Angel. He’s blond as a seraph, but big and tall and full of sweet talk I’ve never heard before. Except he’s my family’s enemy.

Angel can’t be my only hope because my kin have vowed to take out him and the rest of the Blood Legion MC in one big Tenn-tucky blaze of glory.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Angel was reveling in the fact he’d gotten the Blood Legion MC mostly clean. They ran legitimate businesses. He was patching in honorable men who only added value to the club. They all had their pasts, and none looked too honorable, but they were all trustworthy men to him. Then he saw her. His fantôme. His gamine. His Mercy.

Mercy came from a family that only wanted to use her. To them women weren’t worth anything. They drugged her up and sold her out like she was just one of the other girls. Family meant nothing. She felt as if she was nothing…until she met him. Her Angel.

“I tensed across every single muscle in my body. I stayed as goddamn still as possible.

Don’t scare her off.

Don’t ask her to do anything.

Try not to come the second she makes contact with my dick.”

She’d do anything to protect him. And she did. She gave up everything to keep him, his MC, and the girls her family held safe. Until Angel realizes what she did and no one can run from an Angel when he reigns down his might.

The Blood Legion MC may have to take a less legal road to get her back, but it’s nothing they haven’t all done a time or two before, and somethings call for extreme measures.

Cry Mercy is a heartwarming, action packed story about love and what it’s worth to some people. It has many pages of unpleasantness that will grasp your heart, but then it also has pages filled with tenderness, and oh yeah can’t forget those pages so hot they’ll burn your fingers. Angel and Mercy create a heaven of their own.

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Review of Dirty Talk: Speak Your Dirty Mind! Why Your Words Will Turn Your Partner On by Brian Hughes

“Don’t put any limitations on what you can be in the bedroom…”

 

Genre: Erotica, Self-Help

Length: 86 Pages

POV: N/A

Description:

Dirty talk is an art form and the secret weapon to seduction.

Harder. Keep going, don’t stop.

Yeah, you like that, baby?

As forced as it sounds when you read it, many of us love hearing dirty talk in the bedroom. We lose ourselves in the heat of passion and take on a persona that turns us on in the most naughty, unconventional ways. Dirty talk gives us permission to surrender to our deepest, darkest, wildest fantasies. It is supposed to be naughty, erotic, and most of all fun.

This book is packed with over 550 samples on how to talk dirty to guide you through an incredible journey of lust and desire.

It will help you to understand the role dirty talk can play in your relationship and how shared fantasies become the glue of any relationship. Dirty talk is more than talking like a porn star. It’s about understanding what makes you tick. It’s about understanding what get’s your partner riled up and creating intimacy.

The brain is considered a more powerful sexual organ than even male and female genitalia because it’s where sex drive stems from. The right amount of dirty talk will excite the mind. There is no getting around. With over 550 dirty talk examples for every kind of kink, this guide is dedicated to helping you reach new levels of orgasmic bliss. So let yourself be inspired!

In detail, this book allows you to…

  • Introduce you and your partner to dirty talk
  • Identify the best sources for your sexy vocabulary
  • Explore your partner‘s interests and boundaries
  • Get inspired by 550 dirty talk examples – from subtle to hardcore dirty talk
  • Integrate dirty talk into different roleplay scenarios
  • Be intimate with your partner at any distance through the art of sexting

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Let me start this review by saying this is more directed toward single people or people not in a serious relationship, at least that was the impression we received as my partner and I read through the pages together.

It talks about how to initiate discussions with your partner and let me just say that reading it with them is one hell of a way. I’d suggest it for anyone who could get away with it.

As for the book itself…for me personally there were a few scenarios and quotes that I could see fitting my life, but for the most part it covered more things I would never want to say or do. Like I said previously it would be better suited for single people or non-serious relationships. This is kind of like a guidebook for people coming into their sexuality and how to discover what they like and how to share those likes with their partners.

My favorite quotes are:

“The eyes and face are not always good indicators, because someone who is interested but shy may look at the ground or look away, and someone who is repelled may look at you in surprise or shock. The body and feet are easier to interpret; someone who is pulled to you will point toward you, and someone who is repelled will point away.” – Can’t say I knew this, but I’ll never forget it.

And the one that made me laugh…

“And perhaps the best and fasted way to communicate those desires to your partner is to say something. So spit out the ball gag — don’t worry, you can put it back in later — and use your tongue for something other than massaging those nerve endings.”

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Review of Aloha in Love by Jennifer Watts

“Ohana means family”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 218 Pages

Description:

When twenty-seven year old Real Estate broker, Ashley Walsh, learns that her husband’s business trips aren’t strictly for business she uproots her life and buys a one-way ticket to Hawaii.

And what better place to start over than a sleepy little surf town on Maui’s North Shore? Life in Paia moves at a different pace and surrounded by nothing but blue skies and crystal clear water Ashley receives a warm Aloha welcome from all of the locals.

At least from all but one of them.

One kama’aina in particular who seems to have no interest in bringing Ashley into the fold is her bossy and brooding landlord, Kane Keo. At six-foot-five inches of solid muscle, Kane has a temper almost as dangerous as the rumors that swirl around him. He won’t let Ashley close but he won’t let her out of his sight either and she quickly learns that the board short clad, barefoot brute is the polar opposite of her cufflink-wearing ex-husband.

When Ashley realizes that Kane is the one who holds the key to turning her passion into a viable career she swallows her pride and plays nice with the domineering alpha to get what she wants, and for the first time since trading in her designer heels for flip flops she forges a new path that feeds her soul.

But all too soon past and present collide, threatening to take away the very peace that she’s been searching for and leaving Ashley to wonder if she’s destined for the life she once knew or if she’s finally found the perfect paradise to call home.

Mindy’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Ashley Walsh is a real estate broker that works for her husbands father. Ashley has been married to her husband for four years and has even tried all kinds of fertility treatments to have baby. When she finds out that he is cheating on her she makes a decision to give up all that she has to move to Hawaii and start all over.

Kane Keo owns  bar in the small town of Paia. He also happens to be Ashley’s new landlord. Kane has had a rough past and with all the rumors going around about him he tends to keep to himself.

Ashley meets Kane at his bar called Salty’s. She quickly discovers that he is a rude, arrogant and bossy man. However he is very nice to look at.  The one good thing that came from this bar is the new friends that she is making. The locals take to Ashley right away and make her feel at home.

As time goes on she is exploring Hawaii with her new friends. However it never fails that the tall brooding man is never far away from her. The more that she is around Kane the more she wants to know about him. HIs story is heartbreaking to say the least. This is what makes you want him to find his soul mate in Ashley.

Ashley is loving her new life. That is until her husband shows up to ruin her plans. One thing about a small community is that you become family and no one messes with family. Damn, this book is HOT!

This was such a fun book to read. This is one of those books that you pray they turn into a movie. I would watch this one over and over. The characters are fun and you just feel as you have made a friendship with all of them.  I definitely fell in love with this book and would love if the other characters have their own story written.

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Review of Torian (A Mafia Forbedden Romance) by Eden Summers

“Money is power, but family is everything”

Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Action and Adventure

Length: 480 Pages

Description:

He’s my nemesis.
My tormentor.
A notorious criminal with a smoldering smile to mask the devil hidden beneath.

Conniving. Threatening. Brutal.
He stalks me from the shadows.
Makes me itch to place him behind bars.

But he has an offer I can’t refuse.
A major risk with the perfect reward.

I can’t let down my guard.
Can’t be tempted to trust him.

Not even when I begin to understand his corrupt ways.

Because the only face the devil shows is the one he wants you to see.
And all I’m seeing is hunger.

Mindy’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Cole Torian might not live on the right side of the law but the last thing he wants is his name to be associated with his father. Cole was raised by his father and has been in the criminal word since he could talk. The one thing that is above everything else in his life is his siblings and their families. When he has to do the unthinkable to his father a smart mouth FBI agent messes up all his plans.

Anissa Fox is a FBI agent that would love to see nothing more than the Torian family behind bars. When she crosses paths with Cole she never could of imagined what she was going to walk into.

Wow, this book caught my attention right away. Cole is a criminal that has the looks and the money. Anissa just wants to take all of that from him. When Cole and Anissa start spending time together (against her will) she starts to see a side of him that makes her think he might just be a good person. When he offers her a deal that she cannot refuse she proves that she is in come hell or high water.

This was a great read. The book sucks you in from the first chapter and you have a hard time putting it down. I had so many emotions while reading this. I really felt for Anissa and Cole. I do feel like the ending kind of left me hanging but I would definitely read it again.

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Review of Nothing But Trouble (Credence, Colorado #1) by Amy Andrews

“Six years of professionalism, bickering, and friendship. Best. Foreplay. Ever.” 

 

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length: 400 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

For five years, Cecilia Morgan’s entire existence has revolved around playing personal assistant to self-centered former NFL quarterback Wade Carter. But just when she finally gives her notice, his father’s health fails, and Wade whisks her back to his hometown. CC will stay for his dad—for now—even if that means ignoring how sexy her boss is starting to look in his Wranglers.

To say CC’s notice is a bombshell is an insult to bombs. Wade can’t imagine his life without his “left tackle.” She’s the only person who can tell him “no” and strangely, it’s his favorite quality. He’ll do anything to keep her from leaving, even if it means playing dirty and dragging her back to Credence, Colorado, with him.

But now they’re living under the same roof, getting involved in small-town politics, and bickering like an old married couple. Suddenly, five years of fighting is starting to feel a whole lot like foreplay. What’s a quarterback to do when he realizes he might be falling for his “left tackle”? Throw a Hail Mary she’ll never see coming, of course.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley.*

Cecilia has to be one of the best PA’s ever. The things she’s had to do over the past five and a half years is beyond insane. Everything from supporting Nerds habits to consoling Wade’s latest conquest. Not to mention doing it 24/7.

Wade is kind of self centered. Yes, he’s NFL royalty. But, to everyone in his hometown he’s just Wade, and no one minds telling him the way things are. Credence may be a dying town, but the people in it are refreshing.

Being in Credence effects Cecilia and Wade in ways neither ever expected. The small town magic wound around them changing a strictly work relationship into a friendship then into…more.

“It’s just…seeing you in my number…it hits me right here.” He slapped his abdomen. “I’m not one of those guys who needs to brand a woman, but when I see you in that shirt it makes me want to get a big black Sharpie or a tattoo gun and mark it all over your skin.”

Nothing But Trouble is an entertaining romance story that’s wrapped in humor. I love how Wade’s ego gets shot down by Cecilia and his hometown friends. I loved his mother and her no nonsense attitude. Honestly, I loved all the characters. Amy Andrews brings each and every one of them to life. From Wyatt and Jenny to Wilbur and George they all grab your attention and make you adore them.

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