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Cheryl McIntyre’s Top Reads of 2016

Cheryl McIntyre’s Top Reads of 2016! (In no particular order.)

Kyland by Mia Sheridan
On Amazon : http://amzn.to/2iriYkx

A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice.

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk.

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.


Boss Man by Author Vi Keeland
On Amazon : http://amzn.to/2iOk1re

A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice.

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk.

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.


Retrieval (The Retrieval Duet Book 1) by Aly Martinez
On Amazon : http://amzn.to/2hBHrSW

One story. Two couples.

I proposed on our first date.
She laughed and told me I was insane. Less than a day later, she said yes.
It was a whirlwind, but we were happy…
Until we got greedy and wanted a family.

It was a life I couldn’t give her, not for lack of trying. Fertility just wasn’t on our side. We sought out doctors and treatments. Spent money we didn’t have. Lied to our families. Smiled for our friends. Put on a brave face for a world that didn’t understand.
Finally, we were successful…
Until we were forced to bury our son.

We were left broken, battered, and destroyed.
They say love is in the details, but it was the details that ruined us.

This is the story of how I took back what had always been mine.
The retrieval of my wife and our family


The Silent Waters by Author Brittainy C Cherry
On Amazon : http://amzn.to/2iOfK6U

Moments.

Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday’s hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow’s promises.

I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones—the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones—all included him.

I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.

This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn’t love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.

Of moments.


Jack & Jill Series by Jewel E. Ann
-End of Day (Book 1)
-Middle of Knight (Book 2)
-Dawn of Forever (Book 3)
On Amazon : http://amzn.to/2hVqQqR

END OF DAY (Book 1)
Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.
Four caskets. Two bodies.

Jessica and Jude Day witness their funeral and that of their parents a few yards away from mourning family and friends. Stripped of the only life they’ve ever known, the Days say goodbye to San Francisco forever.
Six months later, two thirty-year-old misfits with elite self-defense skills and penchants for alcohol, sex, and trouble arrive like an earthquake to Peaceful Woods, a retirement community in Omaha, Nebraska, that thrives on rules and gossip. Welcome home, Jackson and Jillian Knight.

Jackson celebrates his new beginning by embracing his job and wiping his cavalier past clean with a temporary oath of celibacy. But Jillian’s past is branded into her soul—the deaths, the insanity, Dr. Luke Jones, and the need to make her lovers bleed. Her chance for redemption comes in the form of a next door neighbor, one Senior Master Sergeant Monaghan. He’s sexy, dangerously alluring, and riddled with emotional issues from years of service. He’s also … So. Damn. Grumpy.

Their mission is simple: Let go, start over, don’t kill anyone, and pray that nobody wakes the dead.

MIDDLE OF KNIGHT (Book 2)
The living seek forgiveness. The dead seek revenge.

A first love. A last breath. A haunting past.
Armed with a sinful past and an equally sinful body, Jackson Knight absolves his vow of celibacy to pursue Sergeant Monaghan’s unsuspecting—older—housekeeper.

Ryn Middleton, on the cusp of turning forty with a snarky daughter, a killer dog, and an abusive ex-husband, finds Jackson’s advances humorous and unbelievable. After intense negotiations including Vera Wang, Ed Sheeran, and sex four times a day, Ryn accepts Jackson’s marriage proposal on their first date.

What could possibly go wrong?
While struggling to lay claim to the woman of the dreams he never had, Jackson is forced to deal with a grief-stricken Jillian trying to hold on to her past without letting go of her future—the doctor who took her heart and the Sergeant who gave her a new one.
Beyond the hope for light, lies the middle of darkness, the illusion of truth, and a haunting past.

DAWN OF FOREVER (Book 3)
’til death do us part.
Aric James Monaghan promised Jillian Knight Portland. With a heavy heart and a light bag, she travels to the West Coast for the man she loved. In a blink her worlds collide, holding her hostage to a past filled with lies, deceit, and revenge.

Four Caskets
Two Bodies
It all started with a boy and a girl—their tragic love story is shared through the eyes of the enemy.

Every word fades dreams and shatters memories as life slips away. Jillian needs a Knight, Jessica needs a miracle, and together they need a savior.


The Fighter and the Baroness: A Modern-Day Fairytale by Sunniva Dee
On Amazon : http://amzn.to/2irbpua

Victor Arquette knows the meaning of sacrifice. Destined to legendary status in mixed martial arts, his life is founded on it. Dedication equals sacrifice, and sacrifice means around-the-clock training, no partying, no junk food, no alcohol—and no women.

Helena von Isenlohe is the heiress to Kyria Castle. Due to her father’s lack of financial prowess, the restoration of the ancient German estate rests on Helena’s shoulders. A failed attempt leaves a wealthy man alone at the altar—and the fleeing bride on a plane to the United States.

A chance meeting, and Victor and Helena’s chemistry is undeniable. Except, her presence clutters his focus. Victor shouldn’t crave their nights, shouldn’t be concerned where she is or with whom. And meanwhile in Germany, Kyria Castle deteriorates at a suspicious speed, indebting Helena further to the man she left behind.

Victor and Helena believe in duty. They embrace sacrifice. But when love strikes, it strikes hard, and sometimes you have to choose where your heart is truly at home.

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? Kristy’s #1 Pick of 2015 ? End of Day & Middle of Knight ? by Jewel E. Ann PLUS a quick Q & A with Jessica/Jillian ?

4End of Day & Middle of Knight

by Jewel E Ann

end of day

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Middle of Knight

End of Day

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.

Four caskets. Two bodies.

Jessica and Jude Day witness their funeral and that of their parents a few yards away from mourning family and friends. Stripped of the only life they’ve ever known, the Days say goodbye to San Francisco forever.

Six months later, two thirty-year-old misfits with elite self-defense skills and penchants for alcohol, sex, and trouble arrive like an earthquake to Peaceful Woods, a retirement community in Omaha, Nebraska, that thrives on rules and gossip. Welcome home, Jackson and Jillian Knight.

Jackson celebrates his new beginning by embracing his job and wiping his cavalier past clean with a temporary oath of celibacy. But Jillian’s past is branded into her soul—the deaths, the insanity, Dr. Luke Jones, and the need to make her lovers bleed. Her chance for redemption comes in the form of a next door neighbor, one Senior Master Sergeant Monaghan. He’s sexy, dangerously alluring, and riddled with emotional issues from years of service. He’s also … So. Damn. Grumpy.

Their mission is simple: Let go, start over, don’t kill anyone, and pray that nobody wakes the dead.

Middle of Knight

The living seek forgiveness. The dead seek revenge.

A first love.
A last breath.
A haunting past.

Armed with a sinful past and an equally sinful body, Jackson Knight absolves his vow of celibacy to pursue Sergeant Monaghan’s unsuspecting—older—housekeeper.

Ryn Middleton, on the cusp of turning forty with a snarky daughter, a killer dog, and an abusive ex-husband, finds Jackson’s advances humorous and unbelievable. After intense negotiations including Vera Wang, Ed Sheeran, and sex four times a day, Ryn accepts Jackson’s marriage proposal on their first date.

What could possibly go wrong?

While struggling to lay claim to the woman of the dreams he never had, Jackson is forced to deal with a grief-stricken Jillian trying to hold on to her past without letting go of her future—the doctor who took her heart and the Sergeant who gave her a new one.

Beyond the hope for light, lies the middle of darkness, the illusion of truth, and a haunting past.

Dawn of Forever

Dawn of Forever Teaser 2

Q & A with Jessica (and Jillian)

Q:  Jillian, why do you seem aloof or immune to the opinions of other people?
A: What people think should only shape them, not anyone else. You give away a piece of
yourself to every opinion that you let matter.
Q: So…. wearing panties, a thread-bare tank top, and red rain boots to get the mail is your
neighbors’ problem if it’s offensive, not yours?
A: Correct.
Q: Okay, moving on … Why the red rain boots?
A: Why not? I’m a woman. It’s my God-given right to not have to explain everything I do.
Q: Well said, I’m with you on that one.  Speaking of things you do, you feel the need to make men bleed before you have sex with them … what goes through your mind as you’re drawing blood?
A: That’s simple. I think, “Let’s see how bad you want to fuck me.”
Q: Do you feel regret after you do it?
A: Every time.
Q: So then why do you keep doing it?
A: The same reason some people get drunk and vomit over and over again. They like the
numbing feel of the alcohol in their blood and it becomes an addiction, a coping mechanism. I
like sex. The blood is my coping mechanism and my need to do it is my addiction.
Q: Luke and AJ are so different. How could you love two men who are so different?
A: Easy. One had my heart. The other showed me I could live—love—without it.
Q: What do you think of Jackson’s attraction to older women? Any idea what that’s about?
A: I think we’re twins, born of the same blood, and missing the “normal” gene. But mainly I think
he’s a geek and maybe he has “mommy” issues.
Q: Let’s try some rapid fire questions here.  Just say whatever comes to mind
What is your biggest fear?
A: Being the last one standing.
Q: What is your favorite dream?
A: Being normal.
Q: Favorite sex toy.
A: Rope
Q: Fuck-me heels or leather riding boots?
A: Riding boots.
Q: Most embarrassing moment?
A: My brother walking in on me while I was masturbating.
Q: Do you see a happily-ever-after in your future?
A: I hope so.
Q:  Damn Jillian, I’m pretty sure we are all hoping for that.  Thanks for your time and your cantor. Maybe we can do in again sometime?
A: Yeah…maybe.

About the Author:

www.annajon.esJewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

 

Thank you so much Jewel for helping us out with our countdown and most especially for writing these amazing books.

 

<3 <3 <3 Q&A with Autumn Grey <3 <3 <3

I am so freaking honored and happy and glad that Autumn has taken time to answer our questions.

Thank you so much ! <3

 

Can you quickly introduce yourself to those who don’t know you yet?

I’m Autumn Grey, mom to two hyperactive kids and the author of the Havoc series. I’m a nurse. I work with Dementia and Alzheimer patients.

When did you know you were meant to write?

I can’t pinpoint exactly when I knew I wanted to write but if I remember correctly, I’ve been writing since I was around 11 years, mostly romance 🙂

What and who were your inspirations for Remington?

I’m a huge fan of single fathers who kick ass at single parenting. I remember a while back, watching Criminal Minds, how much I enjoyed watching Aaron Hotchner interact with his son, and I thought, “oh hey,. I really, really want to write a story featuring a hot single father, who hasn’t given up on finding the right woman. Remington’s looks and physical attributes were inspired by Pedro Soltz. God, I love that man!

For Selene? Who’s your favorite model?

Ah gosh! I really had a problem, finding a model that would do Selene justice. I still do. In my head, she’s about three models combined to create this beautiful and confident, curvy, flawed woman.

Do you have a writing routine?

Not really. Sometimes I don’t have enough time to write, so I’ve learned to just sit down, read the notes I wrote while on the train or during my free time at work, then get down to it.

Do you listen to music while writing?

I tend to listen to classical music when I’m writing. This way I’m not distracted by the lyrics and concentrate on the words in my head.

Do you have a playlist ????

Yes, I have a playlist for every book I write. I usually end up having about 50 songs on my list, but only one or two sum up the mood of the story.

What’s the last book you read and loved?

Fear Me by B.B. Reid

What is the last thing, (event, meme, situation…) that made you laugh out loud?

Something my daughter did. This girl makes my day.

Can you tell us more about your upcoming book?

Fall Back Skyward is a second chance romance between two characters, Cole and Eleanor, who met when they were seventeen when Eleanor moved in next door to Cole, but circumstances forced them apart. Years later, they reunite again, and have to sort through the shit that happened in their lives. Things that tore them apart.

Can you tell us one random thing about you?

I hate onions. Like really hate them. Onions and I have a complicated relationship. I don’t mind them in fried foods, but having them on my pizza is a completely different story altogether.

 

<3 <3 <3 Wenn's #1 Pick <3 <3 <3 Havoc series by Autumn Grey

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Havoc, Obliterate and Mend by Autumn Grey , together in a box set! ››

 

Havoc Box Set http://amzn.to/1YANqCM

 

Two strangers drawn together by fate.

A stalker hell-bent on keeping them apart.

Selene Michaels is determined to never let anyone make her feel inferior again. After a painful divorce, she finds herself in Paris on a working holiday, hopeful that this will be the opportunity she has been waiting for. She intends to have fun and maybe find someone to flirt with; someone who will show her a good time, treat her right. What she does not expect to find is Remington St. Germain and his adorable son, Adrien. Remington is intense, devastatingly hot and a Prince Charming on the outside, but a dirty talking, insatiable devil behind closed doors and not the type to give up on something that he wants. Adrien makes her loss almost bearable. Selene soon realizes that life with Remington is not only interesting, but adventurous and dangerous. Someone is eager to keep Remington and her apart, and will go into great lengths to make sure that happens.

Remington is at a crossroads. He can either let Selene go, forget about her. Or pursue her with determination, just like he does everything else. Otherwise he will be right back where he was before she came into his life. The clock is ticking, and danger looms closer. He will do anything to save the woman who is fast becoming a part of his soul.

Sometimes life gives you a second chance. But what happens when danger threatens that chance?

Havoc ( Havoc Series Book 1 ) http://amzn.to/1PK4dSL

Obliterate ( Havoc Series Book 2) http://amzn.to/1MhjUOO

Mend ( Havoc Series Book 3 ) http://amzn.to/1MhjTKL

*** Wenn’s # 2 Pick *** Be My December & Be My Temptation by Rachel Brookes

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Be My December & Be My Temptation (The Crawford Brothers series ) By Rachel Brookes

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Be My December

I knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl.

December 16th, a cold winter’s night, four years ago.

The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again. The dream of a ‘happily ever after’ was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him. The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford. I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming. I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life. I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no. The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers. A girl who can’t say no. A guy who craves redemption. A chance encounter? It all comes down to this. One question. One month. Be My December?

 

Be My Temptation

One night connected them.

One decision separated them.

One craving tempted them.

Ashlyn Hart was done with men, or at least those outside of her books. After stupidly falling for the charms of her cheating ex and having her heart broken yet again, she decided to create a new life. One that involved a career change, a new wardrobe, and the possibility of moving abroad. There was just one hurdle: the confident, stubborn and insanely-tempting Josh Crawford. Josh Crawford hid behind the cliché bachelor lifestyle and a never-ending parade of women. He knew the game and played it well, but the night he tasted perfection four years ago never left him. Back then, he made a spur of the moment decision, one that he has battled with ever since. But beneath the playboy façade was a yearning that wouldn’t disappear. A craving for the only woman who could bring him to his knees: Ashlyn Hart. Two weeks changes everything. One night unravels the deepest of desires. A simple taste unleashes memories that can’t be tamed. When the girl who dreams of a happily ever after collides with the guy who lives the ultimate cliffhanger, what ending awaits them? Will fear overshadow love? Will the past play hindrance to the future, or will temptation conquer it all?

Wenn's Review

I’m soooo glad I read these books.

Both heroines in these books have lived traumatic and disturbing events that lead them to now not trust anyone or even themselves.

Come the brothers.

Like knights in shining armor, cocky and sexy as hell, they will save step by step these women who just needed a little push to blossom.

Those Crawford brothers stole my heart with their alpha and romantic gestures.

They are perfectly flawed and that is exactly why I love them so much.

Let me tell you that those men know how to get what or who they want. And they do it brilliantly.

I’d be happy to be their target. * swoon *

From the start till the end, I was captivated either by the Crawford crew but also by the feisty and sassy female characters.

Those books left me feeling very happy, enthralled and in love.

 

ೋ ೋKristy’s #2 Pick ೋ ೋ The Fall Away Series by Penelope Douglas ೋ ೋ

3The Fall Away Series

By Penelope Douglas

Bully

My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he’ll barely even speak to me.
But he still won’t leave me alone.
We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.
But I’m done hiding from him now, and there’s no way in hell I’ll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It’s time to fight back.
I’m not going to let him bully me anymore.

Bully Teaser 2

Until You

Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.
Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don’t care about anything or anyone.
Except Tatum.
I love her so much that I hate her. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn’t trust her or anyone else.
So I hurt her. I pushed her away.
But I still need her. The sight of her centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging her, challenging her, bullying her…they are my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.
But she left. She went to France for a year, and came back a different girl.
Now, when I push, she pushes back.

Until You

Rivals

Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…
She’s back.
For the two years she’s been away at boarding school, there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.
I was stupid then, but now I’m ready to beat her at her own game…
I’m back.
Two years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he’s better than me.
But I won’t be scared away. Or pushed down. I’ll call his bluff and fight back. That’s what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he’ll never know how much he affects me….

Rivals

Falling Away

Jaxon is the guy she’s supposed to avoid.
K.C. is the girl he won’t let get away….
K.C. Carter has always followed the rules—until this year, when a mistake leaves her the talk of her college campus and her carefully arranged life comes crashing to a halt. Now she’s stuck in her small hometown for the summer to complete her court-ordered community service, and to make matters worse, trouble is living right next door.
Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K.C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn’t give him the time of day and the only one to ever say no. Fate has brought K.C. back into his life—except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As the bond between them grows, he discovers that convincing K.C. to get out from her mother’s shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.…

Falling Away Teaser

Aflame

The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg…
Everyone wants to be me.
Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name.
I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do.
They all still talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate?
But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here.
Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new.

Aflame Teaser

❦❦Kristy’s #3 Pick ❦❦ The Thoughtless Series by S.C. Stephens ❦❦

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The Thoughtless Series

by S.C. Stephens

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Thoughtless

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.

Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes… and none of them will ever be the same.

Effortless

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author S.C. Stephens comes the new adult series everyone is talking about and a love triangle you won’t forget.

After being caught in the middle of a love triangle that led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy;trust is hard.

Reckless

Can love survive when life gets Reckless?

When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other survive the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price-but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?

Thoughtful

A new novel in the Thoughtless series from #1 New York Times bestselling author S. C. Stephens!

Every story has two sides, and in this new book, the epic love story between Kiera and Kellan is shown through his eyes.
All Kellan Kyle needs is his guitar, and some clean sheets of paper. Growing up in a house that was far from a home, he learned a hard lesson: You’re worthless. Now his life is comfortably filled with passionate music, loyal band mates, and fast women… until he meets her.
Kiera makes him ache for more. Makes him feel for the first time that he’s worth more. But there’s one problem— she’s his best friend’s girl.Just when Kellan thought his emotional defenses were rock solid, Kiera’s indecisive heart wreaks havoc on his soul, changing him forever. Losing Kiera is not an option.

Untamed

The spotlight doesn’t only shine. Sometimes it burns.

Being the bad-boy bassist for the world’s hottest band has earned Griffin Hancock some perks: a big house, a fast car, and most importantly his incredible wife, Anna. The one thing it hasn’t brought him is the spotlight. Anna tells him to be patient, that his talent will win out. But Griffin is through waiting for permission to shine.

Without warning, Griffin makes a shocking decision and takes the gamble of a lifetime. Suddenly he’s caught up in a new level of lights, cameras, and chaos. One that pushes his relationship with Anna to its limits. Anna has always found his unpredictable behavior sexy, but lately he’s seen an ache in her eyes–and it has his soul in knots. Just as the recognition Griffin seeks is finally within reach, the thing he loves most in life could be slipping through his fingers…

Kristys Review (2)6 Stars

Thoughtless Review

Potentially my favorite NA book ever. I could not have loved this book more. It was gut-wrenching, emotional, sad, romantic, hopeful and so damn real.

I’m not going to lie, Keira is different than most of the female characters I read about and probably not as likeable as most. She’s confused and insecure and needy and selfish. But I think if you can be non-judgemental and really look at how she got in the position she’s in, I think her behavior is at the very least understandable and at the very best what almost any woman would do in the face of Kellen Kyle.

Kellen Kyle is the be all, end all, most beautifully damaged man ever written. He is flawed perfection. He will ruin you for all other men.

The love triangle is harsh and painful and sad as hell but believable and oh so addictive. Really, there are no good guys and no bad guys and no villains, just three people in a no win situation. This book is not a romanticized love story full of heart warming gestures and mushy live scenes (although there are some amazing ones). This book is mistakes and painful fights full of love and passion and anger and betrayal.

My heart was crushed by this book, broken into a million little pieces and then put back together piece by painful piece.

It was perfection….I can’t wait to read the next three books

 

<3 Wenn's # 3 Pick <3 Make Me Believe by Karen Ferry

 

MAKE ME BELIEVE AMAZON KINDLE EBOOK COVER

Title: ”Make Me Believe” (Believe #1)

Author: Karen Ferry

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 1st December, 2015 (orig. pub. date 6th July, 2015)

Cover Design: Louisa Maggio of LM Creations

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Sometimes, a chance meeting is just the push you need in order to break free from the darkness within…

My name is Emma, I’m 23, and I’ve never been kissed. I’m no virgin…But kissing is too intimate, too intense, and I don’t want that – not ever. I like sex, though, and most of my hook-ups don’t seem to mind the no-kissing part.

But then I meet Daniel, who’s such a geek, and definitely not the kind of guy I’d normally take an interest to. He’s the shy, quiet type, but with such a charming smile, and he makes my heart race – something I’ve never experienced before.

Daniel has his own issues to work through, and I know my hardened heart shouldn’t melt when he looks at me. I really shouldn’t be falling for him, either, but somehow, he manages to tear down my walls, and I’m scared…because once he learns my secrets, he’ll want nothing to do with me.

All I know is that Daniel makes me feel things that I have never felt before – but do I dare let down my walls and confide in him?

Will I let him be my first kiss?

This is my story, and I’ll reveal everything in my own sweet time…

Just don’t expect all the hearts-and-flowers stuff.

Life is messy, and mine is no different…

INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS

THIS SPECIAL EDITION INCLUDES FOUR BRAND NEW NEVER-SEEN-BEFORE SCENES THAT TAKE PLACE BEFORE THE EPILOGUE OF THE ORIGINAL STORY.

 

***Due to possible ‘triggers’ and adult situations (yes, there is lots of sex in this book) it is not recommended to persons under the age of 18.

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THE SPECIAL EDITION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BONUS SCENES:

“MEETING THE PARENTS – & NAN”

“TATTOOS & TRINKETS”

“THE PROPOSAL”

“AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE”

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MY REVIEW

Make Me Believe is an amazing book.

I laughed, I swooned, I cried, and most of all I loved Daniel and Emma with ALL MY HEART.

The storyline of this book is quite unusual in the way that it makes you think about what you would have done in their situation.
They both have some family issues, and are dealing with it in their own way.

But they are ALWAYS, ALWAYS supportive of each other.

Daniel is this nerdy guy, a bit shy, not really comfortable around girls. And Emma is his opposite. BUT it is just a mask. One, she takes off when with Daniel.

This is a friends to lovers story with its funny as hell moment, heart-breaking revelations, and sexy times!

I’ve tried to hold back, but I can’t do it anymore. I want you so much, every single part of you – the light, the darkness, and the in-between.

I want me some Daniel!!! Oh boy, he has this way of talking dirty/sexy/sweet at the same time. Wow

EXCERPT

 

EMMA

His hands roam my back, trailing a whisper-soft touch down my back until they land on my butt. When he squeezes the cheeks tightly, I can’t hold back the low moan that breaks free from my mouth, but I don’t even want to. For once, I want to be free of everything . . . my past . . . my future. . . but definitely not my present.

“What are you so frightened of?” he asks me and buries his head in my hair. Hearing him inhale deeply makes my skin break out in goose bumps.

“That you’ll push me before I’m ready and I’ll end up spilling all my sordid secrets to you . . . ,” I confess on a tremor that I have no doubt he can feel. My palms sweat. My core clenches. My heartbeat quickens. Everything inside me feels as if it is being awakened from a deep sleep, allowing me to truly feel everything for the first time.

He moves slowly away from me, but not so far that I can’t feel his minty breath fanning across my lips. He hesitates for a few beats before growling, “I’m going to kiss you now, and don’t you dare pull away and run away from me. We clear?”

Hearing the sudden demand in his voice, I simply nod, slightly surprised by the change in his manner, and I wet my lips. Agonisingly slow, as if he wants to savour this moment, he draws ever nearer until, finally, his lips brush against mine in a featherlike touch. As soon as I feel them on mine, my body erupts in a powerful flame, and the tingling from before intensifies. His lips brush mine once . . . twice . . . three times, lingering a bit longer each time. When he ends the last one by sucking my lip ring into his warm mouth, allowing my lips to taste more of his, I can’t stand the gentleness any longer. Wrenching my arms free from around his neck, I stand up on my toes, and grab his face, needing to be kissed by this man so desperately. Finally, I slam my mouth onto his, close to combusting with longing for a taste.

Ho-ly . . . fuck!

Groaning, Daniel crushes me to his chest, angles his mouth to fit better to mine, and when I feel his warm tongue probing my lips, asking for permission to enter, I open my mouth on a deep sigh, allowing his tongue to find and tangle with mine. I’m not sure who first sighs in passionate relief, him or me, but all thoughts evaporate when he starts sucking on my tongue, and I’m burning up from within.

Then we become lost in each other and the pleasure, both giving and taking in equal measure. All that matters is our mouths, our tongues, our teeth, and we can’t seem to get close enough. Nothing but this immeasurable heat touches us. We’re in our own small bubble, drinking from one another, and I don’t think I want to come up for air ever again.

Daniel moves one hand from my arse, across my hip, and quickly pulls up my top until he’s touching me, skin to skin. His touch sears through me, making me tear my mouth from his on a gasp. Breathing heavily, he doesn’t stop his sensual assault but merely trails open-mouthed kisses all the way from my chin to my ear and back again. He repeats this over and over before gently sucking on my ear-lobe, causing my knees to buckle, and I grab onto his arms to hold on for dear life. In a bold move, his right hand moves from across my waist to my navel and up my ribcage until his hands brushes the underside of my breasts. Feeling my nipples harden, I lift my right leg and wrap it around his hip, causing my pussy to rub against his cock straining against his jeans. Pressing into me on a deep growl, he kisses down my neck, and I tilt my head to the side, allowing him better access. My eyes feel so heavy that I have no other choice but to let them fall shut, fully immersing myself in the pleasure coursing through my entire being at this significant moment of my life.

My first kiss . . . Yep, there’s fireworks, the angels are singing, and all that crap. Just like all the books say…

My senses are on overload. My pulse beats frantically. My pussy begs for release. Deep inside my head, I know I’m not ready to take this all the way – this is Daniel, after all, and not some random one-night-stand. I want this . . . whatever this is to be significant. To not be some quick shag only meant to satisfy a physical need for a few minutes.

With Daniel, I want . . . more. I want the fairytale . . . the happy-ever-after I have never, not once, believed in since I was ten years old . . . until now.

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Karen tends to have a short fuse if she does not get a proper caffeine fix first thing in the mornings, but she is, in fact, a gentle person deep down.

Karen loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance. Or of too many book boyfriends, either.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she has not read a book in her native tongue in over ten years.

She can be very outspoken and a complete fan girl of other authors online but will, in fact, be very shy once she meets you in person.

 

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