4.28.2015

Tuesday Jams #123

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Oh man... I've been gone too long! Sorry!! I've been extremely busy with life. Anywho, I thought I'd share a song that is new to me, but helps express exactly how I feel. My ex broke up with me a few weeks ago (totally didn't help with my already stressed self) and to add to my stress, I binge ate (everything in my sight), and bought lots and lots of makeup to make me feel better.... seriously... anywho, one of the songs that fit my mood during that time was, Broken Melody by Tessanne Chin

I'm absolutely in love with this song. It's bittersweet and fits what I went through, am going through. I miss him, but less and less each day, that's great, right? Anyway. I thought Tessanne Chin was a new to me artist, but turns out I remembered her from The Voice. I didn't watch the season, but I remembered her and thought she was awesome. Anyway, enjoy :)


Her ex is lucky my crazy ass ain't in CA. But I'm sending my girl hugs and muah's! My jam this week is a party one because I want her to feel better and forget the jerk that was is a jerk.




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4.25.2015

#BookReview: Elah's Plaything by Lydia Rowan


Source: Author
Format: eBook (NOOK)
Published: December 3, 2014
Series: Playthings #3
Author: Lydia Rowan
Genre: Interracial Contemporary Romance
Heat: Strong Sexual Content
Available: BN | Amazon | AReKobo

My Review

You know how you reading a story sometimes and the folks in it are getting on your nerves? like you just wished the author had done something different.




Well, that did not happen in Elah's Plaything. Oh, no...I think Lydia Rowan secretly snuck in my thoughts and was like "you know what Sharonda, I'm gonna hook you up" She understood me...we are there together, lol.



What's going on here is that Elah Avakian wants revenge against Charlotte Trufant's father who is a crooked city council man. Charolotte's father played a role in Elah's dads murder and Elah wants to bring him down. So what does he do? He threatens said council man with revealing all of the dirty low down shit he has done (and still continues to do) by forcing a marriage between himself and Charlotte. You see Elah has seen the council man with his daughter, knows the man loves her beyond anything. So Elah figures, I'm going to take something precious away from him like he did to me...let me  start with his daughter. 

Charlotte is like what the hell is going on here when her father doesn't really fight Elah's blackmail offer. Her father would never do the things that Elah is accusing him of. But Charlotte being the person she is gives in and marries Elah, hell bent on convincing him that he has her dad pegged wrong. 

Ghurlll, let me pull up a damn chair and tell you about this story. You see I liked this one so much because although Elah wanted his revenge, in a sense he wasn't a bad person. You sometimes read these stories and folks are so intent on getting to their goal, they forget the folks that they dragged into their mess. Well, Elah didn't forget about Charlotte. Yeah, he was a bit mean at times but he wasn't rude or disrespectful towards her and with Charlotte working her way into his heart with her selfless ways...ol boy really didn't stand a chance against her. And because Elah wasn't such a cruel person, Charlotte could get pass the way they came together, the forced marriage. She could see that Elah was a good person...see the way he was hurt by loosing his father at such a young age. It made her fall for him and hard too. 

I also liked the little quirks that Ms. Rowan added to these characters...like even though Elah was this self made millionaire, he was a bit messy and Charlotte was this neat freak. 
"He removed his jacked and tossed it on one of the chairs, where it landed in a light swish. She watched the jacket fall, and he noticed her slight grimace. He picked the jacket up and neatly draped it across the chair, smiling at the satisfied nod she gave".
Elah was somewhat of a gardener...growing out his own garden which reminded him of his dad who was a florist. He was such a enigmatic character...so different IMO from what you usually read when you come across these stories of millionaires and their thirst for revenge. I mean after all was said and done...when these two finally realized that they loved each other despite the terrible circumstances their relationship derived of, it was Elah who was trying to convince Charlotte to give her father another chance. 

And the sex...damn! It was hawt, had me reading the passages twice. The side characters were great to read too. Charlotte's best friend and Elah's friend...seems they have history and I gather their story will be next book in the series. Her father was a bastard, he just wasn't nice at all. Like when he talked to Elah about Charlotte, he wasn't even a bit remorseful of the hurt that he caused Elah or any of the other people, telling Elah "it is what it is"...like fucking really man? You had a hand in this man's fathers death, blackmailed him as a child to get him not to talk against you and that is what you tell him? He just wasn't likable at all. 

For the length of the tale, Ms. Rowan did a exceptional job with these characters growth and the world building was done well too. And although this is book 3 in the series, it can be read as a stand alone. From what I gathered about the series via Goodreads, each book in the series can be read as a stand alone so you can start where you want without being lost. 

This isn't my first time reading Lydia Rowan, I read her Beneath the Boss series which I loved the hell out of so I'm really happy she offered me a chance to read Elah's Plaything, it was well worth the time spent. Elah and Charlotte has become one of my favorite book couples. And did I mention that Elah was of Armenian decent...don't think I've come across that yet in my interracial reads...nice!

Elah's Plaything Rating



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4.24.2015

#BrazenBabeReviewsSpotlight: Fear I and Fear II by Amarie Avant

Hey Sexxy People! Ya'll know we always want to give you all a taste of the new and downright exciting and Brazen soooo...today we are spotlighting Fear I and II by Amarie Avant. She is a new to us author (that means you too) so please give her warm welcome and take a gander at the hotness~






Blurb it Up!
Published: February 24 2015

22 year old Luxury Whitson is a romantic at heart. Yet this florist only grasp at love is listening to a customer's sentimental story while he purchases a beautiful bouquet of roses for a significant other. When Lux crosses paths with Victor, his presence commands her attention. From a tailor-made suit that drapes over 6 feet of muscles to aqua blue eyes that hold her siege, Lux falls fast. Victor exudes sex, and a plethora of other emotions. The most intense one being... fear.

Victor has a strict policy: work now, play later. With a sharp and twisted mind for murder, this billionaire doubles as a hit man. Victor always takes assassinations seriously until meeting Luxury, the daughter of his next mark. Now he has a new challenge. Tame Luxury and keep the Whitsons' alive....



Blurb it Up!
Expected Publication Date: April 24, 2015

Luxury's sole desire is to love Victor, a man that cannot love her. She once feared him. Mysterious and dark, Victor's cerulean eyes hypnotized Luxury's mind and commanded the drumming of her heart. The Duke has claimed her. Victor will keep Luxury against The Queen's order.

As the palace echos with footsteps, the English dare to whisper the horrible truths.
Suspense crescendos along with intoxicating sex. The beast has made it clear who Luxury belongs to and how much of him he will allow: Money. Sex. Nothing more.
The stakes are high. Now fear... love.




Available:
Fear IAmazon (currently #99cents) | +Goodreads
Fear II: Amazon | +Goodreads 


Mother of two. Wife of one Alpha. And alpha to his alpha. Lover of thrills and enticingly sexy chills. By day Amarie works as a counselor and behavioral therapists. By night, Amarie is the bestselling author of Fear: Falling In Love With an Billionaire. 
This is not your  ordinary love story....


Amarie is also hosting a #Giveaway via her FB page, go here for your chance to win a $25 Amazon eGift card --> FB PAGE

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4.22.2015

#BookReview: Claimed by A Demon King by Felicity Heaton



Source: Rabid Reads (Author Assistant)
Format: ePub (NOOK)
Published: February 22, 2014
Series: Eternal Mates #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat: Strong Sexual Content
Available: BN | Amazon | Kobo |ARe | Authors Website
**currently #99cents at BN, Amazon & Kobo

My Review

Ya know what? I love this series so far by Felicity Heaton. I mean I'm not much of a fan of her chicks sometimes but the dudes? oh, they make up for it wholeheartedly. Book 2 in her Eternal Mates series, this story revolves around huntress Sable and demon king Thorne.


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4.21.2015

#TusdayJams #122

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!


I found a new channel via my cable and it broke up the monotony for me since Walking Dead, Vikings and other shows I was interested in are on break (damn them to hell!, lols). ElRey Network is giving me life...I discovered it late one nite during the weekend and caught old epi's of Miami Vice...then on Thursdays, they show old kung fu movies...I mean like Five Fingers of Death kung foo! So now I'm hooked and every Monday, they show the dirty and gritty movies. Guess what I caught? Mad Max! and that bought the below song up....



Tina! Ah man...you can't tell me some of the young chicks ain't get their game from her ;D



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4.18.2015

#VideoBookReview: Buried Secrets by S.K.



Hey Girl Hey! Today we have another video review...stop by my Youtube Page and show some love, subscribe to the channel :D

OMG, I friggin loved this book and I cannot wait to read the rest of the books (thank good gravy, they are all out...lols). Click on the video to see why I loved it so much.

Source: Purchased
Format: eBook (Mobi)
Published: May 11, 2011
Series: Sin City Heat #1
Author: S.K. Hardy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat: Strong Sexual Erotic Content
Available: BN | Amazon | +Goodreads

*Book Cover & Rating will appear in the video





2015 Books N Tunes Challenge
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4.14.2015

#TuesdayJams #121

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!


So I decided to go old Skool again...yep :D And...I'm going to do something just a bit different... This song is ties back to a review I did back on Salacious Reads, that book I reviewed was  Owner of His Heart by Theodora Taylor The review you can see HERE and the video w/lyrics is below. I love back in the day music!

 

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4.13.2015

#VideoBookReview: Rumors by A.C. Arthur


Hey Girl Hey! Today's video review will be on Rumors by A.C. Arthor


Source: Publisher via NetGalley 
Published: December 30, 2014
Format: Mobi (ARC)
Alloy Entertainment
Author: A.C. Arthur
Series: Rumors #1
Genre: Romance Suspense
Sex: Medium to Strong Sexual Content
Available: Amazon | +Goodreads

**rating will appear in video

Review


Also, what I didn't cover in the video...you noticed I said there was another friend Matt, but what the heck happened to him? He was mentioned every now and again, but why wasn't he in the story with the rest of the group? Is he the killer? *sigh*, I was frustrated with that too because although he was like I said mentioned...there wasn't really any details given about him to point him out as the killer, I don't even know.   

Anyways, did anyone read this one? Did you feel the same way I did? Let me know. And when you get frustrated to you stop reading? continue? or throw the book into space? LOLS!!!








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4.10.2015

Closer by Kaia Bennett #BookSpotlight


Hosted by IndieSage PR, today Brazen Babe Reviews is spotlighting Kaia Bennett's 
newest release Closer. 


Closer cover



Closer
by: Kaia Bennett

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

Blurb it Up

After a whirlwind week of hot sex and growing affection, Nicole and Gabriel were forced to part ways and to return to real life. For a while they danced around each other, meeting up when they could, the distance between them rivaled only by their desire to be together again.

Now these lovers are no longer star-crossed. They’re in the same city at the same time and can finally indulge their insatiable passion. At least until Gabriel’s increasingly popular band goes on tour.


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4.09.2015

Destiny Mine by Nana Prah ~ #BookReview & #Spotlight



Destiny Mine by +Nana Prah
Destiny series book 2
Published by +Decadent Publishing
Genre: contemporary, medical, multicultural romance
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Blurb It Up

Extraordinary midwife, Esi Darfour, is looking to get married.  She’s a master matchmaker but has no luck when it comes to her love life and has yet to find a man worthy of her. Until she has to deal with gorgeous Dr. Adam Quarshie outside of work.

Adam is a player who refuses to get married—ever.
His interest lies more in getting her into bed than in having any kind of
committed relationship. Esi’s matchmaker instincts warn her to run in the other direction as quickly as possible, but her heart insists she stay…get closer…and see if what they feel for each other can change his mind.



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4.08.2015

One Foot Outside The Door by Vina St. Fran #BookTrailer #Reveal

OneFootTrailer

Hosted by IndieSage PR, welcome to our stop in Vina St. Fran's tour for her
upcoming release. There will be a giveaway listed at the end of this post ;D


One Foot Outside the Door Cover

One Foot Outside the Door
by: Vina St. Fran
Amorous #1
Publication Date: April 15, 2015
Genres: ContemporaryRomanceSuspense
Preorder: Amazon

Blurb It Up

Good lovin’ is easy…But true happiness is harder to find… To anyone on the outside looking in through the door of Cyndarella Worthy’s life, it looks like she’s got it all. At thirty-two, she’s beautiful and successful, with a handsome brother lover, Thad Mitchell. But deep in her heart, she holds a candle for Bashar Bazzi, the Chaldean immigrant she loved ten years ago. Bashar left for Iraq and she never saw him again, and she assumes he made a marriage within his own community without a backward glance.


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