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Carnage #2: The Story of Me Summary

When your world, your life and all of your hopes and dreams for the future are ripped out from under you, how do you go on?

Death without dying is not only the most painful kind of death, it’s also the most painful kind of life and I don’t know if I’m strong enough to live it.

I spend my lonely days and nights trying to make sense of what my life has become. Do I have the strength to move forward into the light, or should I just let the darkness take me?

I’m Georgia Rae Layton McCarthy and this is the story of me, just me.I’m no longer a part of an us, it’s just me. Alone. By myself.


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Lesley Jones Biography

I was born and raised in a small working class town in Essex, just outside of East London. I am married with three sons and in 2006 we all moved to the other side of the world, settling on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, about 50K outside of Melbourne Australia. It’s a whole new way of life for us down here, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

I am currently a stay at home mum but in the past I have worked at Marks & Spencer, as a classroom assistant/teachers aid and have run my business.
As well as writing, I love to read and have been known to get through four or five books a week. My other interests are watching my boys play football…The round ball version.  I am happy to admit to being an addict of social media and I owe a lot to my Facebook and Twitter family in promoting my work. I am also rather partial to a glass… or bottle of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc being my favorite. Being a born and raised Essex girl, I will happily admit to be being a big fan of spray tans, Shellac and am regularly, waxed, tinted and sculpted, although I am more likely to be found in thongs/flipflops than a pair of white stilettos these days.


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BLOG TOUR & COVER REVEAL ~ Dark Indiscretions by Shakuita Johnson

Dark Indiscretions:

What happens when your
whole family is scarier than any nightmare and you have no desire to be
anything like them? Do you stay and go along with the family plans or do
you rebel and have them possibly turn their viciousness on you?
Jennifer Johnston experiences first hand why whispers are spoken in the dark
about her species being evil when she was just a century old. What
should have been another family dinner spent arguing over why she didn’t
want to keep the bloodlines “pure” by being married off to her older
brother turned into a nightmare and left her with more than tortured

Jackson Dawls and Taylor Durham had been pack mates,
best friends, and the other’s mate for as long as they could remember.
They were a deadly species all their own but even they feared the
Mystics and their overly cruel and barbaric ways, but unforeseen
circumstances bring them face to face with not one but a few. Will there
lives be in danger or is something great and unexpected awaiting them?

They also have to stay under the radar of the human society that is set out
to destroy those they believe to be “Tarnished” and a danger to mankind.

When the three meet long ago secrets are brought to the light. Secrets no
one but Jennifer knew. Not only do they have to learn to get along with
each other because they are fated, someone is also stalking Jennifer and
preforming sinister acts without her being any the wiser.

Jennifer must seek guidance from old acquaintances and form alliances with those
she never thought she would. She is met with riddles and startling
revelations that she never would have imagined possible.

Will they accept their fates and work together or will old fears destroy
their lives? Will Jennifer be able to reclaim what was taken from her
right from under her nose?

~ Amazon ~ Goodreads ~ B&N
The smell of sex was definitely in the air, and already Jenny’s heart was pumping.
She could hear the blood calling to her from the veins of all the humans present at Heaven’s Angles.
Stupid humans didn’t know they were in a bar full of killers. Not her problem.
Just because she wasn’t as bloodthirsty as some didn’t mean she still didn’t
need her fix. She didn’t have a death wish. She still needed the occasional sip
of blood to survive. She blamed it on her dual nature. Whatever; she would just
take what was needed and be on her way. She spotted a cute little couple that
was probably in their early twenties. They would do. All she had to do was turn
on the charm a bit and they would take her home. She would have a little snack
with her sex. Take care of both problems at once.


She walked over with her body’s calling powers in full effect to start the subtle seduction.
She loved the thrill of the power running through her veins. She didn’t give in to her
body’s demands very often but when she did she relished in it. She felt nothing;
“regret” and “remorse” were just words in a dictionary when she felt her Mystic
nature rising to the surface. She was in full predator mode. Now it was time to
catch her prey.


Perfect. Someone was coming out the back door. Now, as his soon-to-be bride hunted,
he would do the same. Poor sap wasn’t even going to see it coming.
He moved faster than the human eye could perceive and dragged his prey to the dark corner.
Fear was thick in the air. Good, he loved it when they were scared. He looked his prey over.
A cute little twink, slim, lean muscles, spiky blond hair, loads of mascara,
and cute lips. Mm, he would do nicely. He took his knife out his back pocket
and made a tiny slit below his prey’s collarbone.


“That’s right sweetie. Squirm for me. Just makes it more exciting.
Maybe I’ll fuck you while I drain you. Make it that much sweeter.”

Jenny had made it to her mark. Their eyes immediately darted toward hers.
“Mm, aren’t you both adorable. Are you guys up for a little fun tonight?
I promise you won’t be disappointed.”


She was ready to go. She could already feel her fangs trying to bust out of her gums.
She needed to get them out of here like five minutes ago.


“We’re always up for some fun,” the female purred at her.


Her boyfriend just nodded his head in agreement.


“Our place isn’t too far from the club. If you’re ready we can leave now.
It’s just me and Jim tonight, so we don’t have to say any goodbyes.”


That’s fucking perfect, Jenny thought. She made sure to use her powers of concealment on any
witnesses who might have seen her leaving with the couple, just in case.
You could never be too fucking careful, especially since the Mooyers.
She didn’t need their bullshit in her life.


Well, it seems like his Jenny found herself a nice couple to fuck and suck.
He loved it when she fed
her Mystic. It gave him hope that she wouldn’t fight him too much.
Having finished with his prey, he discarded the useless body. He then made sure to use
his magic to remove all evidence that he had been there.
Any human or other who got any bright ideas would think that there was a serial killer 
 running rampant

Even the two little holes in his neck where gone. Usually after a kill, he
would at least try to move the body, but he didn’t have that kind of time right
now. His prey was getting away and he didn’t like her out of his sight for too long.


Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed

What would you do if the
one fate chose for you vanished into thin air? What would you give up?
Who would you become to stay with that person?

Krista Bell Johnston finally knows what it’s like to be free.
The torture she endured at the hands of her psychotic father has unleashed the monster
her mother tried so hard to help her suppress. The only thing she wants
to do is be the shadow in the night that everyone is afraid of.

Taser “Taz” Jameson is barely holding it together. He lost Kris once to her
father and now he’s losing her to the monster she is becoming. He’s also
barely containing his own monster since Krista decided she didn’t need
her mates anymore. Nathan is still near but he may not be enough.

Nathan Brimming, Jr. is on the verge of losing not one but both of his mates.
One vanished without a trace. The other is avoiding him. He has run out
of patience with them both.

But when the monster that Krista has
become comes to them with a proposal; will they take her up on it and
possibly lose themselves or will they try to talk her down and get the
beast to put back on her chain?

“About damn time!” Jennifer yelled from
the backseat. She quickly exited the car before Jackson could respond. She
needed to see her daughter. Jennifer walked as quickly as her escalating
pregnancy would allow her. Her steps faltered when she heard the heart-piercing
howl of a Dylia, a howl that could only mean someone was in serious pain.
Before she knew it, Jackson was right beside her and holding her by her elbow.
She didn’t say a word.

“Do not leave my side. Something is wrong with Taser.
I would know that damn howl anywhere,” Jackson said.

They made their way into the compound and Jackson questioned the first wolf he saw,
which happened to be one of the triplets, Bane. He wasted no time in the questioning.

“What in the hell is going on around here?
Why does your Alpha sound like someone just shot him in his balls?”
Jackson inquired.

“It would seem that the Alpha Mate has vanished.
Poof, without a trace. She did so right in front of both her mates.
Nathan is just standing there boiling mad, while the Alpha won’t stop howling
and running circles around Nathan. He also growls at anyone who gets too close
to either of them. I was on my way to call you and Taylor when I ran into you,”
Bane explained.

“What in the hell do you mean vanished?” Jennifer screeched.

“Poof,” was all Bane said in answer and walked away, leaving Jennifer screaming
every unpleasant word she could think of to his retreating form.

This could not be his life right now. This shit could not be happening.
He was in the Twilight Zone. Yep. That had to be it. No other explanation.
He was going to wake up any moment from this cluster-fuck of a situation.
He had to wake up. He wouldn’t accept any other option, but as he looked at the face of his Nyhyia,
he knew that shit was long past ever happening. He should have fucking let Taylor drive her.

 Dark Indiscretions: A Prequel 
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Release Date: August 25th!
  ~ Synopsis ~ 
“A friendship forged out of necessityA bond broken and turned into hatred

One once looked at as a brother

The other loved to much and too soon”

James Johnston and Kain O’Grady once had a bond like no other ever seen
before. Not only were they brothers of the heart, they were also lovers.

Centuries they spent at each other’s side. Through good times and through bad,
but never did their relationship suffer until one pregnancy and one prophecy changes their lives forever.

Betrayal is seen at every corner and madness close behind.


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 Shakuita Johnson is a 29-year-old Psychology major.
When she isn’t going to school or working, she is doing what she loves most. Writing.
She started writing in middle school. She would write poetry in her room or the middle of the
night. Then she was introduced to short stories in a creative writing course her senior year.
Her love for paranormal and supernatural started with R.L. Stine Goosebumps books and TV shows,
Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles, and Christopher Pike books. She is an avid reader with over
100 books on her bookshelf and 1000 plus on her iPad. She also loved to watch Charmed and
Buffy the Vampire Slayer with her mom. Dark Indiscretions is her first novel.




Farrah Miller and Cody “Casper” Butler have a longstanding relationship that both refuse to discuss.

It isn’t romantic.

It may not even be classified as a friendship.

Casper’s been saving Farrah from herself for longer than he’d care to admit, watching silently as she drowned herself in alcohol and bad decisions. Then when she finally got her act together, he left. He told himself he was giving her time to sort herself out. He tried to give her space.

But getting shot in the chest can change a man’s perspective, and Casper’s done waiting.

When he shows up on her doorstep one night, everything changes.

He’s the man who’s seen her at her very worst.
She’s his weakness.
He runs when things get hard.
She never lets anyone see below the surface and is terrified of being abandoned.

Casper knows it’s a long shot, that there’s a good chance she’ll never drop her guard for him- but he has to try. Because a life with Farrah is exactly what he wants…
Even if he has to fight her for it.






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Nicole Jacquelyn is the mom of two little girls and a full time college student. She hasn’t watched television in well over a year, she still does things that drive her mother crazy, and
she loves to read. At eight years old, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up,
she told people she wanted to be a mom. When she was twelve her answer changed – to author.
By the time she was eighteen, when people asked her what she wanted to do with her life, she told them she really wanted to be a writer- but the odds of that happening were so slim that she’d get her business degree “just to be safe”. Her dreams stayed constant. First she became a mom, then she went to college, and during her senior year- with one daughter in first grade and the other in preschool, she sat down and wrote a story.



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Aces Series Reading Order

#1 Craving Constellations
#2 Craving Redemption
#3 Craving Absolution




Biker/MC books have exploded in popularity over recent times which makes for a huge market and therefore a huge choice with more quantity than quality. The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, the mediocre, the downright silly and sometimes occasionally the special.

Nicole Jacquelyn’s ACE’S MC Series is one of these. Her debut book ‘Craving Constellations’ was a huge success, ‘Craving Redemption’ was a solid continuation and ‘Craving Absolution’ is, for me, the best so far.

My review for ‘Craving Redemption’ was actually titled #cravingcasper because I was desperate for his story and knew I was going to be enamoured ~ Farrah was just meh for me, I wasn’t fussed either way.

I write this a week after finishing and still get a lump in my throat and cannot get my thoughts in order.

#cravingcasper #feelsforfarrah #quiltmadewithlove #ladybug

That`s it. On rewind in my head. Over and over.

I have the feels for Farrah. Huge. Emotional overload. At 49% I had to stop. And take a breath. And then another.

My heart was breaking for her. The reasons for the Ladybug nickname. The quilt. The traumatic experiences gone through as a child to cause coping consequences like this are just too awful to contemplate. However the writing is flawless, wringing every tiny piece of emotion out of you. Picks you up, chews you up and spits you out.

At this point I hated one character but this book was full of WTF moments so I really shouldn`t be surprised that nothing was as it seemed and he redeemed himself completely. It’s a rollercoaster ride a lot of the way.
I still adored Casper who struggled to do right for the damaged Farrah, for his club and his brothers, for his family, for himself but I am so totally for Farrah and the feels in this one.

I can`t wind this up without a reference to the epilogue, I LOVED it! Mega WTF moments, glimpses into the future that were fabulous, I reread it 3 times!!
So if you want quality with feels then this book and series is for you…..

Congratulations to Nicole Jacquelyn this one is a keeper for the bookshelf.

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When I was offered a review copy of the third book in the ACES series by Nicole Jacquelyn I have to admit, I jumped at the chance!
It’s been a while since a book has had me reading just about nonstop ALL day – I didn’t want to put CRAVING ABSOLUTION down though I had to eventually, but it was a struggle!!!!

Definitely my favourite of the 3 books in the series, CRAVING ABSOLUTION was a really emotional story that focused on the relationship between Farrah & Cody (Casper).

Farrah was a truly terrific character – after reading about her in CRAVING REDEMPTION I really wasn’t sure how she was gonna come across in CA – but I shouldn’t have worried – Nicole made me ADORE Farrah.
My heart broke for her and I wanted so much for things to work out – after reading about her past, her behaviour in CRAVING REDEMPTION made so much sense.

Cody was a star – though at one point I kept thinking he really needed a bit of a kick up the arse – but learning about just how much he had been a part of Farrah’s life until their book began was interesting and very telling of how he felt about her. Reading about how he went from model student to MC member and the reasons behind his choices gave us more of an insight into the man that he had grown into.

Their story wasn’t an easy one. They had their share of rough times and heartache but the journey they took us on was fab and kept me engaged from the start. At 50% in I was a snotty, runny nosed, red eyed mess… Could happily have done in a couple of characters… (all I can say is keep the tissues handy!!)

We caught up again with other characters that we met in previous books including Dragon & Brenna, Asa & Callie as well as Slider and other members of the ACES MC.
Gram, as ever, was awesome, and with her sister Lily, gods, what a fantastic pair!!!

The Epilogue…. jeez, how can I put it….. it’s FANBLOODYTASTIC!!!!

Nicole did it again with CRAVING ABSOLUTION, it’s a truly wonderful book – and it’s not just the story that I’m talking about. Nicole’s writing has grown and developed with each book in the series and it has been fabulous to watch.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of CRAVING ABSOLUTION yet, do it NOW….It’s bloody brilliant!!!!



Tempted by a Rogue Prince
(Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 3)
Felicity Heaton

An elf prince on the verge of losing himself to the darkness, Vail is maddened by the forty-two centuries he was under the control of a witch and forced to war with his brother. Now, he roams Hell seeking an escape from his terrible past and the heads of all who bear magic. When demons of the Fifth Realm capture him, he sees a chance to end his existence, but when he wakes in a cell to a beautiful female, he finds not death but his only shot at salvation—his true fated mate.

Captured by the enemy of the Third Realm when the war ended, Rosalind has spent months in the cells of the Fifth Realm with her magic bound, forced to heal the new king’s demon warriors, and haunted by the lives she has taken. When she’s brought to heal an unconscious man, she discovers her only hope of escape has come in the form of her worst nightmare and the first part of a prediction that might spell her doom—a devastatingly handsome and dangerous dark elf prince.

Unwilling to fall under the control of anyone ever again, Vail must escape before the Fifth King can use him as a pawn in a deadly game of revenge, but he cannot leave without Rosalind, the woman who looks at him with dark desire in her stunning eyes and awakens a fierce hunger in his heart. A witch who drives him mad with need even as the darkness within whispers she will enslave him too.

Can Rosalind escape her fate as they embark on a journey fraught with danger and resist the temptation of her rogue elf prince? And can Vail overcome the memories that madden him in order to seize his chance for salvation and the heart of his fated female forever?

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Tempted by a Rogue Prince is due for release in ebook and paperback on August 9th 2014 and will be available from all major online book retailers.

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Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:
Book 1: Kissed by a Dark Prince
Book 2: Claimed by a Demon King
Book 3: Tempted by a Rogue Prince
Book 4: Hunted by a Jaguar – coming in 2015


About Felicity Heaton:

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

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(The Hunger Series Book One)



She’s fed up with being fed on.

All Miranda Thibodeaux really wants to do is survive corporate hell and be left alone. But as the daughter of the Incubi king, being left alone isn’t on her schedule. And as an avatar to a goddess with multiple personality issues, taking things in stride isn’t either.

Daniel looks like an ordinary surfer boy—T. T. B.–Tall, Tanned, and Blond. Hot he may be, but ordinary he’s not. Beneath the pretty packaging lies a ruthless warrior, a servant to the Vampire Council. His mission is to find Miranda and present her to the council, then get the hell out of Dodge before he loses his focus. The last thing he needs is the distraction of the testy female.

When circumstances force Miranda to turn to T.T.B. for help, they both end up with more than they bargained for. And that normal human life she wanted? Not really doable when everyone wants a piece of her…

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Look for HUNGER UNBOUND (The Hunger Series Book Two) August 1, 2014 from Etopia Press!

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Miranda Thibodeaux has one goal: save her best friend Anna from masochist Adrian Kaiser, Incubi king and the vampire her father intended for her to marry.

When the Vampire Council has her arrested and her mate Daniel tortured, she realizes she’s got larger problems to deal with than a forced marriage contract and kidnapping. The Council needs Miri to help return fertility to the vampires, and they’ll use any means necessary to ensure her compliance.

Escaping the Council’s clutches, politicking with Celtic goddesses, surviving demon attacks, thwarting a ghost with deadly intent, and finding out her best friend Anna has a magical genetic pedigree linking her to the Morrigan are manageable.

However, when her Hunger is ripped from her body and takes physical form, draining everyone she can with abandon, Miri grows weaker by the moment. It isn’t long before everyone realizes that if Miri and her magic aren’t reunited, they’ll both fade away.

But with the goddess Babd assembling an army of the dead to combat rogue Empaths and demanding Miri’s participation in battle, demon attacks, assassination attempts, and shocking revelations about her mate Daniel’s past, she has to find help and fast.

Unfortunately, there’s only one person she can turn to who can keep the Hunger fed and controlled until they can be reunited in one body: Adrian Kaiser.

Jennifer James is a multi-published erotic romance author who lives in the Midwest on the shore of Lake Erie.

She once landed on her head in a creek while sled riding. Not to be outdone by her older brother, she continued to play and had to walk home with frozen twigs and leaves in her hair.

She loves spiked cocoa in the winter, Dirty Palmers in the summer, and has a raunchy sense of humor.

Published with Unbuttoned Press, Decadent Publishing, and Etopia Press.



“May I have a kiss?” He lowered his head to the side and waited for my reply.

The sweetness of the question melted me. Our mouths met and moved over each other with slow brushes of lips and tongue. The edge of one of his fangs grazed my flesh, opening a small cut, and he sucked on it hard, releasing me when the wound closed. I wished I had fangs of my own so I could do the same to him.

He sliced himself and shoved his tongue into my mouth. His blood was hot and potent with unspent magic. It tasted of the cleanest water I’d ever drank—the most refreshing thing ever to cross my lips.

Perhaps the mind reading wasn’t so bad.

He slid my shorts down and off, coaxing my thighs apart even further until my knees rested on the mattress and I straddled his waist. I assumed he’d move to penetrate me, but he continued to kiss me and tease my pussy with his fingers.

I curled the edge of the T-shirt in my hands, hauling it up nice and slow so that I could watch his face as my stomach and breasts were revealed. He smiled at me, tracing first one, then the other areola in a careful, teasing circle. I arched my back, thrusting them out, enjoying the slow, gentle touch. His magic continued to follow wherever his flesh touched me, warm and kneading on my skin.

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COVER REVEAL ~ Beneath The Scars by Melanie Moreland

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The sound of the ocean, the crash of the waves as they kick up against the sand and rocks—these are the only sounds Megan Greene wants to hear. She wants to leave the rest of the world behind, and find some peace. The offer of a private house on the beach, set in a small town in Maine, is perfect. Time to think—to be by herself. It’s all she wants. It’s the escape she needs. Until she stumbles across the painting that seems to echo her own chaotic mindset. Until she meets the unfriendly artist behind the stormy painting and discovers his secrets.

All Zachary Adams wants is to be left alone. His canvases, and the unending scope of the ocean and sand, are his life. They direct him—fill his hours. Bring him focus. Until she enters his life. She dredges up memories of the past—the haunting images he has hidden for years; the fears he has never shared. A story he keeps buried below the surface.

Can she make him see what he is missing? Can he trust her enough to believe?

Together they embark on a journey where their pasts collide and threaten to tear them apart. Will their fragile bond hold or wash away with the ebbing tide?

Genre Adult Contemporary Romance

Expected Publication Date October 14th 2014


About the Author

author logoMelanie Moreland lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her husband and four children. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.

Known as the quiet one with the big laugh, Melanie works for the sporting teams of a local university. Her (box) office job, while demanding, is rewarding as she cheers on her team to victory.

While seriously addicted to coffee, and somewhat challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties and socialize, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.

Melanie delights in writing a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative story lines to her even more inspired tales, for all to enjoy.

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Manday Hotties ~ Favourite Actors


Hola Chicas, I’m back home after a fortnight in the sun on the glorious island of Ibiza…..
Last night, between trying to work my way through the ironing pile from hell and catching up on some stuff for the blog, I watched The Transporter ~ which features one of my favourite actors!!

On this note, I decided that was what I was gonna go with for todays post!!
Hope you like my choices!!! 😉











Hmmm, I do love an accent and a guy who is a little on the rough side – I’m kinda torn between Tom, Matthew & Jason…
but Chris & Bradley are both also very easy on the eye!!!!   What do you gals think??

Don’t forget to check out the other blogs taking part in Felicity’s Blog Hop

The girls have some great pics for you as always!!!

I’ve got one more day off before it’s back to the 9-5 grind for me!!!
Hope you all have a great week and I’ll catch you back here next Monday..  😀

~ Tracy xx



WETWORK (The Works, #3)


“He might command her body, but she owns his heart.

Trevor Doran is trying to fit into civilian life now that he’s no longer working secret missions for the government. But his job as a financial investigator for a security firm doesn’t give him the thrill he needs. With his last love dead from a mission gone wrong, he doesn’t need that kind of life anymore. Does he?

His attention soon turns to the beautiful, shy Emma Clark–a friend of his sister’s who intrigues him. He’s getting a vibe from her that makes him want to know more. Is she as submissive as she seems? When Emma starts receiving unwanted attention from a secret admirer, he steps in to help. Then the case he’s investigating at work gets messy. Danger’s afoot, and it’ll take all his skill to keep Emma safe. And all her patience to get Trevor to open himself up to putting his heart at risk and loving again.”



My Review ~ Tracy

I love The Works series from Marie Harte and was delighted when I heard that the 3rd book was gonna focus on Trevor Doran.

We were introduced to the main man briefly through his sister Maggie’s story in book #2, ‘Working Out’ and in book #1, ‘Bodywork’ which featured Shelby & Shane!

The third book gave us the heat, passion and sexiness that we have come to expect from Marie when it comes to this series but this time there was also action, suspense and a healthy dose of kink!!!!

I really liked Trevor, he had a dominant personality but wasn’t a macho-man fool…. Emma was a little bit of a softie at times when it came to certain people but Trevor seemed to bring out another side of her!

We caught up with Shelby, Shane, Maggie & Mac…. and let’s not forget Mimi & Ron – as if we could overlook that zany pair!!!!

A quick, hot fun read, my only grumble is that it was over too quick for me….. I could quite happily sit and read about this group of friends for ages!!!

A definite series to check out. If you like a sexy story with heat, loads of attraction, likeable characters and a story that keeps you entertained, THE WORKS books should be on your TBR list!!!!!!

** I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my HONEST review **

Taken by Lora Leigh




#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh has captivated millions with her sizzling tales.  Here, together for the first time, in a short story collection:

Reno’s Chance
Ever since she was a girl, Raven has longed for her friend’s brother, Reno, a Navy SEAL. What she doesn’t realize is that his true mission is to get into her heart.

For Maggie’s Sake
Maggie is in custody with Joe’s SEALs team.  Joe, her ex-lover, thinks Maggie is hiding information.  He plans to seduce her to get it, but when an enemy captures Maggie, only Joe can save her.

Atlanta Heat
Em has wanted Macey forever. But as a SEAL under the command of her overprotective godfather, Macey is off-limits…until a kidnapping attempt forces them to share close quarters—and a forbidden desire.

Night Hawk
For three years, Travis “Black Jack” Caine and Lillian “Night Hawk” Belle have been meeting, late at night. No names given. But tonight is different. An enemy has returned, and Travis and Lillian may never meet again.  Are they brave enough to give in to desire and stand together?

Cooper’s Fall
Former ranger Ethan never expected to get an eyeful of prim Sarah Fox from his window. But now his blood is on fire for her.

Sheila’s Passion
As an ex-Marine, Nick’s been through some hard things.  But when it comes to Sheila, he has his biggest challenge yet. Sheila has sworn off love, but when Nick tempts her into becoming friends with benefits, he intends to make her his forever.






Taken is a collection of novellas from the Elite Ops, Tempting Seals and Wounded Warriors Series, some of Lora Leigh`s most popular works.

There are 6 stories;

Reno`s Chance

For Maggie`s Sake

Atlanta Heat

Night Hawk

Cooper`s Fall

Sheila`s Passion

As I read these I remembered every reason why I like her books, why these series are some of the best military alpha hot ones out there and why Wild Card (Nathan) is a tattered dog eared paperback from being reread so many times.

My favourite man, oops sorry story, of this collection was Ethan Cooper in Cooper`s Fall. Cooper was just to die for, from his physical description to his protective alpha tendencies to his hot steaminess I was lost all the way. I loved him and Sarah as a couple and as a story but in my dreams this week Cooper is mine.

Night Hawk was the only one that didn`t engage me, Black Jack the book was good but not in this taster in my opinion.

That being said Lora Leigh does love and lust with pure alpha dominant men better than most, she has you hooked start to finish with each book. Either as a small dip your toe into her writing book or a catch up with much loved characters and series book Taken works and is a good addition to her library.

If you haven`t tried her Breed Series then you should, it`s a must have, awesome series!






Farrah Miller and Cody “Casper” Butler have a longstanding relationship that both refuse to discuss.

It isn’t romantic.

It may not even be classified as a friendship.

Casper’s been saving Farrah from herself for longer than he’d care to admit, watching silently as she drowned herself in alcohol. Then, when she finally got her act together, he left. He told himself he was giving her time to sort herself out. He tried to give her space.

But getting shot in the chest can change a man’s perspective, and Casper’s done waiting.

When he shows up on her doorstep one night, everything changes.

He’s the man who’s seen her at her very worst.

She’s his weakness.

He runs when things get hard.

She never lets anyone see below the surface and is terrified of being abandoned.

He knows it’s a long shot, that there’s a good chance she’ll never drop her guard for him—but he has to try. Because a life with Farrah is exactly what he wants—even if he has to fight her for it.




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Nicole Jacquelyn is the mom of two little girls and a full time college student. She hasn’t watched television in well over a year, she still does things that drive her mother crazy, and she loves to read. At eight years old, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she told people she wanted to be a mom. When she was twelve her answer changed- to author. By the time she was eighteen, when people asked her what she wanted to do with her life, she told them she really wanted to be a writer- but the odds of that happening were so slim that she’d get her business degree “just to be safe”. Her dreams stayed constant. First she became a mom, then she went to college, and during her senior year- with one daughter in first grade and the other in preschool, she sat down and wrote a story.


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