Friday, July 11, 2014

Raven by Ashley Suzanne Blog Tour {review}

If I would have known then what I know now.

If I would have known that having my heart broken at thirteen by my one and only friend, Garrett Rhodes, would never compare to the empty feeling at sixteen when I buried my mother.

If I would have known that changing schools in my senior year would throw all that back in my face.

If someone would have told me that when you drink a fifth a night and get in bar fights at twenty one, I’d end up in jail … again.

Maybe … just maybe … I wouldn’t be in the hell storm I’m living in these days. Letting my past dictate my future, allowing the best of the best male MMA fighters bully me day in and day out and knowing no matter what I do, Garrett will always be the only man that understands me. I didn’t have to live this way. One day changed the course of my life forever.

Through all this mess, the one thing that I’ve found that keeps me centered … martial arts. And I’m damn good. If only someone would give me a chance to prove my worth.

All I can do now is make the best of it and try to not let the fight consume me.





Ashley Suzanne is a married mother of three little boys as well as a daughter, aunt, sister, best friend, birth mother, blogger, book whore and author. Ashley is a native to the suburbs of Detroit, with most of her family living in Kentucky and New York. 

You can usually find Ashley sitting in bed, with her laptop, playing on Facebook, pretending to write, entering giveaways (she’s also a swag whore) or on a football field with her oldest son, Tyler. Yep, not only is she a football fan, she’s a football mom!

When she’s reading, it’s typically something to do with romance, contemporary being her favorite genre. She’s a total fan-girl over a few authors; Pamela Ann, SE Hall, Madeline Sheehan, Jasinda Wilder, Maya Banks, CM Stunich, Nicole Jacquelyn and Riley Rhea to name a few.

Ashley has no pets, unless you count her children and she is a little OCD. Her favorite color is pink. Her favorite drink is cherry vodka and coke and double chocolate brownies are a must.

Other Works by Ashley Suzanne (all available on Amazon, BN, iTunes, Kobo and Smashwords)

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My Review:
What an amazing story! An emotional read! I was laughing one moment and then ugly crying the next! This book knocked me on my butt. I thought that Mirage was Ashley Suzanne's best but I am rethinking that. Raven is at the top of my list now. She has created a masterpiece! Rian and Garrett are amazing characters that we will love for a long time. They go through so much to be together. It's a beautiful, tough love story. It's heartbreaking and there are twist and turns you will NOT see coming. It will break you and then your heart will heal as only love can do. Absolutely beautiful.

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Rebels by Brittany Jo James Blog Tour {review & giveaway}


Happiness is only reserved for the upper class in the United States of America. 

As a military wife who spends most of her time working for minimum wage, Temper Jensen can attest to that. Finding a spare moment to spend with her husband, Voss, is a luxury she can hardly afford. 

Everything changes when the citizens realize that the president of the country is nothing more than a terrorist bent on total domination. Freedom no longer exists for the citizens of the United States of America and all who dare defy their new rulers are considered rebels of the nation.

Temper knows what she must do, even if it means being separated from Voss in order to save his life. Risking everything, she runs home to her moonshine-brewing anarchist daddy’s home in southwest Arkansas to collect a congregation of rebels to fight back. No one can be trusted, especially Temper’s devious ex-boyfriend who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

Can Temper reunite with her husband, keep her wayward family out of trouble, and restore the USA to the nation under God that it was intended to be — or will freedom as we know it be lost forever?



Brittany Jo James
Brittany Jo James was born and raised in the small town of Idabel, Oklahoma. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Conlee, who is currently serving as an airman in the United States Air Force. They share two rowdy sons, Jagger and Jett. Her life revolves around living for God, caring for her family and writing, writing, writing. The James family is currently residing near Anchorage, Alaska until the USAF decides otherwise.

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Whew Boy! Brittany Jo James has blew me away AGAIN! I swear this girl keeps getting better with each book. I just want to hug her up and squeeze her cuteness.

This book is so different from what she has written before. This really hits close to home because it could really happen. I mean this is what our country could come to. Scary huh? It has it's historical aspect which James has become famous for as well as the romance but with this book she has thwn in an enormous of suspense and mystery.

This book left me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. Which for a girl trying to stop biting her nails was very hard.

I loved this book. So far I have to say this was my favorite of hers by far. I can't wait to see what comes from her next!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

True North Finding Home Jake & Livie by Allie Juliette Mousseau {review}


An Amazon Best Seller in War and Military Romance! 

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"When you're lost... True North" 
The North brothers were hell on wheels-adrenaline-junky bad boys. You’d think they had a death wish – every one of them – but they didn’t really, they just got off on the thrill of pushing every limit, that gravity or any other force told them they couldn’t conquer. What they weren't prepared for were the women that would steal their hearts. 

Book 1 True North Finding Home Livie and Jake 
Livie Morrisey is dreading seeing Jake after his heroic homecoming from Afghanistan. She's been in love with Jake North since she was a little girl, but he was three-and-a-half years older than her and her big brother’s best friend. She was always nothing but the off-limits little sister – until the night before Jake left for the Army, when he'd given her her first kiss. They'd kept in touch for a year, but once Jake was deployed to Afghanistan, he'd cut off contact suddenly and she'd never heard from him again. For the past three years Livie has kept herself distracted with homework and her university studies, but now Jake's going to be up close and personal. And Livie can’t decide if tonight's finally the night to prove to Jake she’s all grown up or the night she should let him go forever. 

My Review:
This book touches on some very real life issues that are difficult for some to read about. I believe it is also hard to accurately depict but I was pleased with how this author came about with dealing with it. This book is a love story but it allowed us into the world of war and how it affects those who fight for our country's freedom on a daily basis. 

I loved this story from the beginning. We are allowed to see the characters before the events that made them who they are today. Before war changed Jake. It was a sweet story that was at times very gritty and also very sexy!! The author allows us to form attachments with all of the family so that we will want to read more about them. Which I do. I can not wait for more of Nate & Jules! Their story is going to rock my socks! 

An amazing book with lots of emotions. Must read!! 

Final Life & Final Stand - The Transhuman Chronicles books by Rose Garcia {reviews}

For Dominique Wells, nothing sucks more than being forced to move cross country during senior year. Angry and feeling alone, she thinks things can't get any worse until her new neighbor pressures her into playing a psychic card game. When she touches the cards, she has a vision of a red desert where an evil presence hints at past lives and threatens to kill her. 

Dominique tries to forget the experience, but the vision follows her, intensifying with each repetition. Plagued by fear and foreboding, she’s determined to figure out what’s happening to her. But she gets distracted when her parents invite a mysterious and gorgeous new student to stay with them and the hot guy from school starts pursuing her. If Dominique is to have a future with either one, she must solve the mystery of her past and put an end to the evil that's hunting her. If she doesn't, she'll be dead. For real. 

Dominique is still alive after killing Tavion, the Tainted who's hunted her for lifetimes. Yet her protectors still fear for her life. They force her to flee Houston and abandon the friends she loves. But they can't protect her from herself. When Dominique starts hearing Tavion's voice in her head, she realizes that her personal connection to the Tainted still exists. And when her car is ambushed, she discovers another frightening truth—someone close to her is a traitor. 

Desperate for answers, Dominique seeks the aid of first lifers Trent and Infiniti. With their help, she hopes to find her new enemy. But things get complicated with Trent because of her emotional pull toward Farrell, and even more complicated when the whispers in her head threaten her loved ones. Determined to live, Dominique decides to make a final stand against the forces that want to end her. For good. 

My Review:
So luckily I was able to review these books back to back because honestly I would have gone nuts...the bad part...I still have to wait on book 3. Holy crap! I have to wait on book 3. I need it so badly. The way book 2 ended. I am dying here. OHMYGAWDDDDD!! These books are AHHHHHH-MAZZZING!!!

Book 1 - Wow. It sucked me in and I was finished reading before I realized I was at the end of the book. And then I was like WHAT? In book 1 you meet all the characters and you become attached. Some you like and some you just want to growl at. I immediately felt bad for Dominique. She is tossed into this world where she feels so lost and it seems like everyone around knows what's going on but her. Which is really true. You will definitely be on the edge of you seat holding your breath waiting to see what happens next.

Book 2 - This book is like you want to scream one minute and cry the next. Because it's an emotional rollercoaster. Just when you think you know what is happening. BAM! Garcia changes the course. You have no warning at all. It's pure craziness. It's wonderful but crazy. I loved it. But I have no idea what to expect next. This is what I need the next book. I'm scared. I know what I want to happen. But I don't know what will. I can only hope that some of the author twist and turns will come through and a miracle will happen. Someone come hold me!!