Distractions by Bianca Dean (Book Spotlight/Givewaway)

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Please welcome Bianca Dean to Brazen Babe Reviews. Today we are spotlighting her newest release Distractions, there is a  tour wide giveaway listed at the end of this post. 

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Distractions #1
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available: Amazon

Blurb It Up

Red has been trying to move on with her life. She really has. Her first real relationship ended in disaster and she can’t muster the energy to leave the house. Her brother Brenden and their best friend, Gavin, are sick of it. Guilting her into a night out, Red reluctantly agrees only to see her ex having the time of his life with another girl. Small town living would have it no other way. On the verge of a full blown panic attack, Gavin steps in to provide Red the distraction she needs to forget all about her ex. But as things quickly spiral out of control, will Red be able to keep her feelings for her best friend a secret in order to save their friendship?
*This book contains sexual situations and explicit language. This is Book 1 of the Distractions Series.


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#Audiobook #Review ~ BirthRight ( La Patron Series #1) by Sydney Addae

Release Date: July 18, 2014
Format: Audiobook
Audible (Unabridge)
Author: Sydney Addae
Genre: Paranormal
Narrator: Denise Mincey-Mills
Heat: Medium to Strong Sexual Content
Available: Audible | Amazon | BN | Smashwords

My Review

So I decided to dip my toes into a paranormal read because it has been a while since I’ve read one and I was looking for a good shifter story. Well, low and behold...I found it in BirthRight by Sydney Addae.

Man, I cannot say enough how much I enjoyed this audiobook. Yeah, it started off a bit rough, but by the end? Oh, honey...I was like give me some more please!

This series starts off with Jasmine Bennett finding out about werewolves...her sons no less are hybrids, half human/half werewolf. One of her twins (they are pretty much adults now) is injured while he is in the service, army..something like that. Anyways, Because he healed faster than a normal human, he was sent to a shifter hospital.

Now in this world, humans and werewolves don’t mix. It is forbidden and the penalty for such a thing is death.

Jasmine never knew her husband was a shifter because he never told her. They basically only got married because she ended up pregnant at sixteen. Her husband also forbade their sons from telling Jasmine about themselves because it would have ended in her death. And the boys did not want that for their mother. But they also were not fond of their father because of the way he treated Jasmine, it was basically a loveless marriage and then once the fool did find his mate, he left. Leaving Jasmine feeling some type of way and still very much in the dark.

While her son Tyrese is in the shifter hospital, things start to hit the fan in a very big way. Enter Silas Knight, La Patron. Alpha of the Alphas. Every Alpha in the country pretty much follows his command. The man is powerful, hear me? He was able to make a pack of wolves shift with just by balling his fist….shit was seriously fascinating.

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Tuesday Jams #116

Want to share that song you been loving like crazy lately? Just grab the image above or make your own...and whether you have a blog or not, you can either leave your link in the linky below OR in the comment section.

You can show a video, a music player..whateva suites your fancy. Just remember to have some fun!

Hey Girl Hey!!
I discovered this song last year and absolutely love it. I was reading Cupid by Kenya Wright and Jade Eby over the last couple of days and even though the book itself didn't work for me. This song kept popping in my head while reading. It has a dark edge to it and I love Cheesa's voice. It's like finding a music box, but there isn't a ballerina in it...maybe a emo girl twirling, holding a knife, lols.

Wassssupp y'all! okaaaay. I heard this song one day and I insta loved it... don't judge me! I'm not latina but I absolutely love it. enjoy :) or you know, if you don't like it, just hit that mute button xD My bf says I'm so Mexican xD #IJustLoveAllKindsOfMusic

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okay, I took a clue from my buddy Braine over at Talk Supe. With this meme, I've decided to just have folks add there label link. Instead of posting every Tuesday, just add  your label link for this meme and that way whenever you choose to do a Jam, it will show here regardless. Let's make this easy eh?

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#BookReview: Cupid by Kenya Wright and Jade Eby

Published: February 11, 2015
Format: eBook (mobi)
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Heat: Medium to Strong Sexual Content
Available: Amazon | Add to Goodreads

My Review

I'm leaning heavy towards a 2.5 because I did like the premise of the story, it just didn't come together for me. 

Meet Asher Bishop. Young, rich, handsome and a murderer. 

Meet Diana Carson. Reporter and wife to one of Asher's victims. 

There are killings going on at Ovid Island, a island that caters to the rich. Asher Bishop is one of these rich folks, but he was not born of wealth. Thanks to his mother marrying several insanely rich older men. Asher is also made into a killer by his mother. Every man she married, she and her son killed them. 

Asher watched his father physically and emotionally abuse his mother while growing up. Now dubbed Cupid because of the way he kills...a arrow straight to the chest. He despises men who do anything violent towards women. This is who he is killing on the island...men he feels who deserve to die. 

Now he craves one of this victim's wife. Diana Carson. She poses a challenge to Asher as she tries to expose him...Cupid. But once she figures out who the killer is on Ovid Island...what will Asher do? Will he keep her? OR will he kill her?

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Tuesday Jams #115

Want to share that song you been loving like crazy lately? Just grab the image above or make your own...and whether you have a blog or not, you can either leave your link in the linky below OR in the comment section.

You can show a video, a music player..whateva suites your fancy. Just remember to have some fun!

Hey Girl Hey!! I was a bit lacking on who or what song I was going to post this week. BUT as I went through my spotify playlist....it be very evident who I should share with you guys this week. Now, I am hoping most of you know who this young lady is and you are NOT like the crazy youngins on Twitter who didn't. She was spotlighted at the Superbowl this year with Katy Perry, but Missy Elliot has been in the game for a looooonnnnngggg time. Writing, producing and putting out def ass beats. Here are some of my favorites. Hell, even my 14 year old is listening to her now...them youngins...boy, they just don't know.

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Brazen Babe Reviews Spotlight: Cupid by Kenya Wright & Jade Eby

Kenya Wright has a new release...it was release pre V-Day. Yes ya'll that dreaded day that Sharonda cannot get down with, but her release is a dark romance titled Cupid. I'm excited about what this dark romance can bring to the table..seeing how I don't have much of relationship with Cupid. He has done me wrong...so what has these authors done to turn him around in my eyes? I rightly don't know yet...I'm reading his story now and he is by all intent and purpose is the Cupid I might be quite fond of. So why change him? Idk, everyone needs love...I guess?....

Published: February 11 2015
Genre: Dark Romance
Sex: Probably So...
Available: Amazon 

I'm reading this now and it is starting off of some good shitniz...so until my review...

Lata days! Oh and watch out for my review on Wednesday ;)

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#BrazenBabeRisqueWeekend: Riding Rebel by Kiru Taye #BookReview

Welcome to our stop in Kiru Taye's Riding Rebel Tour. Today, I will be reviewing this luscious story and there is a giveaway at the end of the post too. This review is part of Brazen Babe Risque Weekend. 

Title: Riding
Author: +Kiru Taye, Author 
The Essien Trilogy #3
Erotic, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
date: January 26, 2015
Available: Amazon | Amazon UK | BN | iBook | ARe | Smashwords | Paperback | Paperback UK

My Review

Ah, Riding Rebel was written in true Kiru Taye style. There was drama, secrets, lies and sex...good sex. Sorry, I told ya'll I was a bit of a pervert, lols.

This is third book in the Essien Brothers trilogy. We get Tony Essien, the baby brother. Tony is a not into the business world like his two older brothers. He is a movie producer and yes, a bit of a rebel. Here he meets Rita Dike, pronounced (de-kae) who gives him a run for his money and makes him want to turn away from his player ways.

Given the job of going undercover and finding out dirt about the Essien's by her boss, Kris Peterson. Rita a journalist and somewhat of a small time actress, can she do her job without falling for Tony Essien's gorgeous looks and classic charm?

I did love this story, I loved this way Kiru built the story up. The drams and the secrets that went on had me shaking my head throughout most of the read. It also had me wanting to thoroughly slap the mess out a majority of the characters as well especially Tony. Now, ya'll know how I am about my males, but Tony was a bastard in every sense of the word. The way he treated women...jeez man. So fine and such a jerk, smh. And Rita, I liked her...she was a strong woman but she got on my nerves too. My issue with her was this, you are a journalist...a investigative journalist and you let your boss just throw some nonsense in your head and you just go with it? smh. Revenge can be a hell of a thing, it can either work for you or not.

These two had me wanting to scream through a majority of the book. But that is what Kiru does to me every time I read one of her books. a fine testament to her writing skills. First time I didn't care for her male though, lols. Eventually, I did warm up towards Tony as I read more. So much comes out in the third book. We find out why Kris Peterson has it in for the Essien's and boy oh boy is it a doozey. Wow, just wow. But you also find out just how strong this family is...how close the brother bond is between these men, had me tearing up at the end.

As always Kiru delivers a story that will have you rooting for the couple...hoping they see past their blinders and get to the HEA that is surely to happen. Riding Rebel gets 4 Brazen Babes.

I most definitely suggest you start with the first book in this Trilogy so that you can get a clear understanding of this family dynamic. Other books are:

Keeping Secrets (Book 1)
Making Scandal (Book 2)



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Cover Reveal: Loved by You by Victoria H. Smith (Part 2)

Hey Girl Hey! Welcome back to Victoria's reveal for Found by You. So, my dear lovelies...here is the full cover (eBook and Paperback)

~ Release Date: 4/27/15 ~

Blurb It Up
The world moves with him...

Griffin Chandler.

He's on his own wavelength, creator of his own destiny. He took that drive and accomplished his dreams on the court. He made the world see him, adore him as much as I do.

And he adores me too. He does so through the good, the bad, and even the very worst that causes me to lose myself. He found me once, though. In a way, I also found him too, but am I strong enough to keep him?

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Monthly Topic #1: Who Shot Cupid?!

Hello and welcome to Brazen Babes very first (yep, our very first) monthly topic post! *and the crowd applauses with much enthusiasm* go ahead, keep clapping, we’ll wait *winks* Alrighty! For a quick introduction, our monthly topics are going to be about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. And we’ll keep is as BRAZEN as possible... we don’t believe in beating around that proverbial bush! Have an idea or want to jump in on a topic of discussion, feel free to join on in or shoot us an email (or you know, find us on FB, that’s our little hidey hole as of late).

Ana: Because it’s February, and Sharonda has been on her ever adamant search for cupid’s ass, we figured we’d do a little showdown for y’all on our thoughts/feelings towards Valentine’s Day. And by showdown, we mean, non stop gifs and memes til the DEATH! or.. until it’s time to cook dinner ;)

Sharonda: lols! oh I like this idea a lot! cupid is in my eyesights...I want that lil monster dead...D.E.A.D, not alive *laughs evilly*

Ana: Temper, temper! Lower your crosshairs! bwahaha. *pats Sharonda on the shoulder* it’s okay, it’s okay… Idris can’t be everywhere at once… Nor can Lenny! xDD I personally don’t have it out for Cupid, I’ve never been big on Valentine’s Day (I mean… come on, if my guy doesn’t buy me chocolate on a regular basis, he’d be dealing with a raging monster 24/7 haha)

Sharonda: lols! @ chocolate not being bought on a regular basis. Yasss! I lurvs chocolate, I’m a bit like cookie monster when it comes to it. Not good, not good. Idris and Lenny needs to be folks I can get my hands on instantly...Jared & Shannon Leto too. Does that sound stalkerish? lols!!!

I’ve never been a fan of the day either to tell you the truth. I think it’s just another promotional day to get folks to spend ridiculous amounts of money on something you really should be showing your mate everyday.

Ana: lol.. uhm… yeah a little stalkerish xDD It’s okay, I have a few of those on my list too ;)

Yes, definitely a waste of money.. but hey, businesses everywhere are profiting, and if you’re gonna buy shit, buy locally. Support your fellow human beings… not the corporate monsters! bwahaha.

anti-vd-cupid-slap.jpgSharonda: lols!!! Very true...if you have to buy, keep it local people! That is kind of stalkerish, huh? well, I personally think they should be honored that I love them in such a way...bwhahahaha!!!!

Ana: lols… uhmm *takes a giant step back* okay, lady! xDD

Sharonda: Hey now, I’m telling you one day...I might be seen with one of these gents, lols!  So Miss Ana, are you going to be getting anything for Valentine’s Day this year? oh and here is my first pic of my anti-cupid campaign.

Ana: Am I getting anything? Well… lets just hope I don’t get preggers! loools. No, I don’t care for gifts much… seriously… I’m bad wiith gifts. So, if I get something I feel like I’m obligated to give back.. fahreals! A kiss is good enough for me! Go on about your day! And here’s my anti-cupid campaign pick (even though I have a valentine… but come on… he has no choice xD)

Sharonda: bwahahahah! @ preggers. Yes, you  better  not! OMG, that is so true on the gift giving thingy. I don’t like giving gifts ONLY because I suck at picking one. Like I can know you like the back of my hand, but don’t ask me to gift you...I just can’t. I’ll crack under the pressure and you’ll mostly likely get something crazy.

2.jpgAs a matter of fact, I think next  year...I will wear a tee shirt that screams my dislike for that little man. If I could wear one this year, I would...but I’m such a procrastinator. So Cupid will be spared this year.

Ana: lols you are totes crazy… I think I know what to get you for xmas now bwahaha.. don’t trip, I don’t want anything back now… just you know, bloggerly love.. xDD

Anywho...  so, what is it about Cupid that you don’t like? His sucking at his job or whaaa? BTW here’s your t-shirt >>>

Sharonda: hahaha!!!! love the T-shirt btw! hmmmm...what can I say. Let’s start off with his short little self, like really? Ya’ll give us a kid? smh..what a way to tug at folks hearts. And why the heck is he carrying around arrows…#seriously so going around shooting people with arrows is love? nah, I’ll pass bro. How about a arrow in you Cupid!

But on a slightly serious note, Cupid just hasn’t been my friend in the love department. He has only sent me a**holes...big ones too! *counts on fingers* Baby daddy, a bust. Ex-boyfriend,a bust. Baby daddy again, a friggin bust. I have no luck with that little curly head kid, so I think that this pic does him justice in my eyes and yes, I will
call self-defense. He shot me with
a arrow of course!

Ana: lol...  riiiight. he’s a glutton for punishment, that one! I’m not big on valentine’s day (duh, I said this

already, but you know… gotta say it a few more times haha) but, I’m loving all the anti-cupid/valentines day memes and what not. It’s a ridiculous holiday, but hey, if that’s the only time you get lovin from your boo thang… then… something. is. SERIOUSLY. wrong… like.. where in the blue hell (cause, you know… blue totally is the color of hell) is that spark?

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Say Whaaat?! #1

What is up y'all! SAY WHAAAAT?! Is a brand new addition to the blog. What is it? Well, it's interviews/quick questionnaires/what have you, that we'll be posting sporadically. We love our blogger buddies (and you awesome authors out there), and we decided to randomly deliver interviews to you to get to know them a little better! If you don't already, of course. Sometimes it'll be holiday based, or completely random, like... if you won a million dollars, would you A - scatter it in the winds at the top of the Eiffel Tower or B - seal bundles of cash away in tiny pouches with a nice note and hide them around your city/town?! And maybe... JUST MAYBE, we'll throw in a giveaway for the hell of it!

This is our first Say Whaaat?! post and today we'll be featuring Braine of Talke Supe :) 

1. Do you have any New Year resolutions?
Yes! In one word: CHANGE. Blog wise I want to diversify and maybe revive some of the things I used to do so I won't be bogged by reviews and maybe look for another blog partner. This girl is going super haggard!!

2. Do you have any exciting posts planning for the new year? I WANT to do a few I just don't know if I can ACTUALLY execute them. Things have been hectic so I don't want to disclose anything yet at this point, false hopes and all that shizit. Plus my belly is full of carbs as of writing so my mind is sluggish... *burp*

3. Any pet peeves when it comes to books/book characters? A lot! Virgins, bored billionaires, TSTL, and love triangles to name a few. I just can't take it when an "ordinary" girl gets so sexed up after she gets attention from a super hot dude or dudes. Makes me think she's always been a whore disguised as Plain Jane LOL. I'm so horrible!!

4. Sharonda and I find it quite difficult to keep up with the blogging scene, seeing as we’re both crazy women that have too much on our plates, how do you manage your time when it comes to blogging? I have a blog partner but Sarez has been busy too so she's more of a guest reviewer now than someone permanent. So far I'm thriving review wise but lately it has been a struggle! But I've always been a serious hobbyist so I do get guilty when I don't do any "blogging" in a day. Plus this is my mantra now and I always wanted to be a diva minus the elevator beat-up.

5. What genre do you read/review in? Why that genre(s)? Right now it's fantasy and contemporary but I want to diversify in terms of sub-genres like read more histrom, try epic fantasy, meet aliens, ride cowboys, have sex with monsters... okay I'm kidding about the last one... maybe...

6. Top three book boyfriends? I'll go old school here because I just ate and it's taking a lot of effort to think and digest at the same time, I suck at that kind of multi-tasking. So it's Jericho Barrons (Fever, Karen Marie Moning), Gavin (Sons of Wrath, Keri Lake), and Matthew Farrel & Clayton Westmoreland (Judith McNaught). The last two men were the "book boyfriends" who took my virginity. It's a long story...

7. Top three fave authors (shh we won’t tell) Okay I'll go old school again but this time just to be safe. Karen Marie Moning, because she hasn't failed me yet. All of the books I've read by her are great!  Anne Rice because she's the one who got me into reading paranormal stuff that has substance and not just crazy romance and hot sex. She writes PARANORMAL LITERATURE if there's a genre like that. And lastly Tiffany Reisz, she always gets me tongue tied when I write reviews for her books because the stories just hits me square in the heart all. The. Fucking. Time.

8. Are you a book reviewing blog only, or do you venture into other topics as well? (IE: movies, music, etc.) I do but not enough, actually movie and tv stuff are one of the things that I will be doing more of next year. I haven't been much of a music junkie lately, I listen to what I hear on the radio and right now I'm a Sam Smith fan and a shameless Taylor Swift convert... I don't think I can contribute much on the music front.

Not a follower of Braine @ Talk Supe?! Here are her links! 
Facebook | Blog | Twitter 

**update: Braine does have help now...Shelley from Gizmo Reviews is helping her out now. And she doesn't want to read monster porn, lmbo!

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Tuesday Jams #114

Want to share that song you been loving like crazy lately? Just grab the image above or make your own...and whether you have a blog or not, you can either leave your link in the linky below OR in the comment section.

You can show a video, a music player..whateva suites your fancy. Just remember to have some fun!

Hey Ya'll! welcome to another week of jamming out! I am moving on to my other boo! Mr. Lenny Kravitz. He is such an underrated artist. I totally believe folks just don't know how to label his music...where to put him in the music world, but the man is obviously a rocker. I don't believe in labels, I say sing what you want, it doesn't matter what race you are..you're sex...none of that. So before I get all social on ya'll, lols. Take a listen to Mr. Kravitz. This song actually has two videos...the other one is very explicit, so yeah....lols.

Did ya'll see him at the Superbowl halftime show? ugh, not enough time I tell you~

Hallo ^_^ This week, I thought I'd feature something love, heartfelt related. And I uber love this song right here... so. good.

Linky up Ya'll
okay, I took a clue from my buddy Braine over at Talk Supe. With this meme, I've decided to just have folks add there label link. Instead of posting every Tuesday, just add  your label link for this meme and that way whenever you choose to do a Jam, it will show here regardless. Let's make this easy eh?

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Cover Reveal: Loved by You by Victoria H. Smith (Part 1)

Hey Girl Hey! Today, Brazen Babe Reviews is taking part in the cover reveal for Victoria H. Smith's upcoming release Loved By You. There will be several blogs posting a section of the cover until the final masterpiece is revealed...exciting right?! So without further ado..here is our piece.

Reveal Schedule

2/13/15: Full Cover Reveal Day

There is a Giveaway too! see below

and a $5 Amazon GC

About Your Author
Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, reading, watching Scandal, and general geekery in the form of Sherlock and DC Comics. She’s a bestselling author and the 2014 Swirl Award winner for Best New Adult Romance, as well as the recipient of the 2015 AMB Ovation Award for her new adult romance FOUND BY YOU. She writes both new adult and adult fiction in many genres, but mainly focuses in contemporary interracial and multicultural romances. 

*Make sure you stop back each blog/website on their perspective days for more chances to win and be sure to stop back by on Friday to see the full cover! Good luck!!

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Brazen Babe Reviews begin its inception in the Year of Our Lord 2014. It's the brain child of two bloggers Ana (Beach Bum Reviews) and Sharonda (SalaciousReads). Here in our lovely little corner of the inter-web, we will share our love of pop culture which will encompass books, movies, TV, make-up and you know life...

Sooo...Relax, have a glass of wine (or whatever your poison is) sit back and enjoy!

*Note, we are currently not accepting Review Requests.