Friday, October 31

***Release Day Blitz, Review, Teasers & Giveaway*** The Scars That Define Us By M.N Forgy

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Title: The Scars that Define Us (The Devil's Dust, #2)
Author: M.N. Forgy
Publication Date: October 31, 2014
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Synopsis
The Devil's Dust MC has a list of new threats to the club's lifestyle. Dani, to prove her loyalty, is trying to embrace a part of herself that she never knew existed until now. A sinful beast lurking beneath her surface has been awakened and is ready to eliminate anyone that stands in its way. Looking at her stained hands, she rinses the blood from them. She resigns herself to innocence lost and welcomes her thirst for more blood. After a breathtaking turn of events, Shadow is looking at life in a different perspective. Not knowing who he can trust or who he can forgive has left him feeling desolate and alone. As Shadow is laying behind his rifle, he wonders if he can pull the trigger to eliminate the threat. He takes a deep breath and squeezes the trigger, the rifle recoil ignites the fuel that drives him. Retaliations will be required. Boundaries will be shattered. Redemption will be lost. Betrayal so deep, yet they still yearn for one another. Can Shadow overlook Dani’s transgressions? Can Dani overlook the mistrust that Shadow has placed upon her?    


My Review 

From the spine-tingling moments that have you biting your nails and waiting on edge to find out what's about to happen, to the steamy, sexy scenes that will melt your panties; this book has it ALL.  The Scars That Define Us is full of angst, betrayal and violence at it's worst, but it isn't without the good stuff too. The loyalty of those we consider our family, the lust and longing of what we desire most, and the unconditional love from those who have hold our hearts in their hands. 

The Scars That Define Us is a heart- stirring, suspenseful, absolutely amazing follow up to the first book in this mc romance series, What Doesn't Destroy Us. This brilliantly written story held my full attention from the moment I started reading the first few pages. Needless to say, Dani and Shadow held me captive and I once again found myself completely immersed in the dark, gritty world of the Devil's Dust MC. 

Dani has nowhere to go, no one to hold her hand through the shit storm that's now brewing thanks to her pathetic excuse of a mother. Realising she might be signing her own death certificate by doing so, she returns to the only place that ever felt like home. As expected, she isn't welcomed back with loving open arms. She is outcasted, questioned and pained by the damage that has been caused between not only her and Shadow, but also herself and her father. Her heart has been shattered into tiny shards that continue to cut away at the remaining pieces of her dark soul. But she won't give up, she has the devil's dust blood flowing through her veins, she will prove her loyalty to the club one way or another. 

Shadow feels betrayed by the one person he finally let into his cold, lifeless heart. He tries to find solace in drugs and women, but only one green eyed beauty can calm the darkness that tries to rise from within him. The past has defined the man he's become, will he let it represent his future as well? Can Shadow and Dani find a way to forgive each other and find peace in the corrupted depths of their world? 


My emotions were so scattered during this story, one minute I wanted to yell and shake the craziness out of Shadow and the next I found myself melting at his mere words. Shadow is the very definition of an alpha male, and damn if that man doesn't make hot. Although he can be crude and abrupt, in this book we get a few sneaky sweet moments from Shadow. This was a fantastic surprise! I loved every moment of digging deeper into Shadow's mind, the internal battles he dealt with felt so painfully real.

Dani will always be a favourite  of mine, she is ridiculously strong willed, determined, so beautiful and totally freaking KICK.ASS. Then again, I've been girl crushing on her since book one so it's no surprise that I still completely adore her. She's different, a little fucked up in some ways, and I think those qualities are why I love her even more after reading this instalment of the series. In The Scars That Define Us Dani grows into the person she has always been but kept hidden, we see her personality shine and the way Miss Forgy has portrayed this young woman is brilliant. 

A laugh escapes my mouth, a vicious laugh so hard my belly cramps. My laughter begins to falter as I realize proving myself to the girls tonight unleashed something far darker than I could’ve ever imagined. It is dangerous, manic, and it craves the throes of violence. It’s exactly what my mother tried to keep me from discovering my whole life. - Dani


The emotional depth of these compelling characters kept this story so alive and had me totally engrossed, I connected with them so easily because of the amazing way the author had told their stories. I felt everything they felt, I understood why they did what they did and my gosh my heart broke many times, and not just for Shadow and Dani. The secondary characters play rather large roles in this series and they truly bring it all together for one hell of a ride through crazy town. For those of you who have read What Doesn't Destroy Us, we all totally adore Bobby right? I fell SO IN LOVE with Bobby in The Scars That Define Us, he melted my heart into a puddle and I know he will melt yours too. 

There is certainly no lack of humorous moments and drama in this book, it is everywhere and happening all the time. Never once was it over the top though, it all contains little pieces of the puzzle that near the end will have you thinking BAM! Did that really just happen? If you were left craving more from Dani, Shadow and the Devil's then I suggest you get your hands on this baby as soon as possible, you will not be disappointed! I am now anxiously awaiting book three, it is sure to be nothing short of amazing. Thanks you so much M.N Forgy for allowing me the pleasure of beta reading The Scars That Define Us, I loved every moment of the story. 
Another hook, line and sinker for M.N Forgy. Incredible book!!

*Book two picks right up right from where book one finished. This is not a standalone and book one should most definitely be read first. 

★☆★ 5 'Mine looks good in leather' Stars!! ★☆★

Reviewed By Bel Burgess





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What Doesn’t Destroy Us (The Devil’s Dust, #1)
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About the Author
M.N 
M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

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***COVER REVEAL & TEASERS***Zel (Deviants & Saints, #1) by Shantaye Brown

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Title: Zel (Deviants & Saints, #1)
Author: Shantaye Brown
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Publication Date: December 1 2014
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Synopsis 



***Comprehensible Jamaican dialect is used throughout the story because the heroine 'Zel' is half Jamaican***

Asher stalked her because there was something about her that was undeniable, she's a mystery and he's drawn to her like nothing else, but nothing could prepare him for what he found.

Zel makes people's problems go away. She's cynical, aggressive and has no regard for human life, but when Asher crosses her path he becomes a problem she couldn't possibly 'make go away' as easy as the others.

Asher finds himself in way too deep when the lives of everyone he loves is threatened and he has to play the willing captive to keep them safe.

Zel has her own problems, someone wants her dead and they're not shy about it. They both won't be safe until she gets to them first.

Secrets unfold, lies are told and sacrifices are made. Consequences be damned.

Warning: Violence, graphic sex, filthy Jamaican language and an overly aggressive and possessive heroine 18+



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About the Author

Proud Jamaican mother of two ball python snakes. Shantaye has split personality and has accepted that the voice inside her head is her best friend and so she named her "Ying."
Ying is the darker side of her personality and comes out during writing. Shantaye enjoys reading about free spirited heroes/heroins. She loves her characters reckless and free so she writes to embody them that way, forever free and immortalized in the hearts and minds of her readers.
Her debut book "Zel (Deviants & Saints, #1)" is the 1st installment of a three part series and is expected to be released on December 1st.









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Thursday, October 30

***Blog Tour, Playlist, Teasers & Giveaway*** Forgiving Gia by Gina Whitney

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Synopsis
Abel Gunner is a rock-star with legendary skills both in and out of the bedroom. He swore he wouldn't fall for another woman after being schemed and manipulated by an ex-lover. He kept that vow until he met Gia Mastro. The Dom inside of him awoke the moment he set eyes upon the submissive beauty. His dark soul hungered for her submission and affection. The deep connection they share leaves him desperate for something he never expected – her love. Her pain brings him the pleasure he craves. Her smile calms the beast that rages within him. Gia loves Abel more than life itself, but Abel is disillusioned by love and wrecks Gia in the process. Her life hangs in the balance. His life depends on forgiving her. This couple must face many truths. Is love enough to overcome the damage that dwells within? Gia’s experiences with love have been nil until meeting the infamous bad-boy rocker, Abel Gunner. Swept up in a mind-bending, Dom/submissive love affair, she’s forced to make decisions that both help and hurt their relationship. They both have to face their demons before they can embrace a future together. In the end, they’re faced with two choices: Fight for their love, or die with their demons.
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I grew up reading Judy Blume, and Nancy Drew books. I was raised in the town of North Valley Stream, New York(Long Island), and attended community college for fashion design. At 19 years old I opened a boutique. Recently, I published my second novel Beautiful Lies(erotica). Saving Abel(Erotic-Rock-Romance) will be my third and will be published June 30th. When I'm not writing, you can find me with friends and family. I live in Massapequa, NY with my two beautiful boys PJ and Drew, and our Mastiff Hercules. Reading has always been a passion and obsession. You can usually find me typing furiously while shouting obscenities over my latest WIP. My guilty pleasures are: a good laugh, being snarky, espresso, Pistachio ice-cream, alternative music, sunflower seeds, I.P.A's, twizzlers, and above all steamy swooning angst filled novels. I'm pathologically obsessed with True Blood(Eric ;), Games of Thrones, White Queen, Vampire Diaries, Resurrection, and The Originals. If you'd like to chat. Hit me up on Facebook or twitter.
 

*** Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt, Teasers & Giveaway *** True North Book 3: Finding Now by Allie Juliette Mousseau

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After a tragic accident that plays on an endless loop in her mind, wild child Kate Jolie died inside. She now functions only through her rigid, ironclad routine, which keeps her mind and soul in check – balancing her in a dangerously precarious position between life and death

Rocker and Master's student Sam North knows no limits and seeks out every challenge to conquer and defy. With his cocky grin, piercings, colorful tattoos, undress-you bedroom eyes and magnetic sex appeal, he has no trouble finding women to warm his bed. When he spies his new professor, the gorgeous Ms. Jolie, she’s just another summit he wants to climb in order to reach its peak. But as he begins to catch glimpses of her soul, she becomes his Everest.

Kate Jolie is the only woman who wants nothing to do with Sam North - and the only woman he can’t do without.



Let me just say I LOVE the North boys!! I want to be part of their family!
 Their family is just amazing and they are so close that you just love them! I loved this book!!
 It was such a powerful romance. This is Kate and Sam’s Story.

I have to say a laughed a lot throughout this book. Sam is quiet a character and accept accept No for an answer. He is your ultimate playboy, never wants to settle down. He has a lot going for him from his music career to his racing career. He’s feeling torn between the two on which one to pursue so he decides to finish his Master’s Degree. On his first day of class he walks end with a hot little blonde bent over picking up her papers. Of course Sam hits on her and asks her out and she politely tells him No. Sam being Sam doesn’t do “No” so when she tells him she is the professor Sam isn't the least turned off. He is hell bent to be her friend and get to know her. 
His confidence is what makes you love him so much!

Catherine Jolie looks normal from the outside. Gorgeous, smart and has a great job. 
Truth is she is dead. She is completely dead inside. She puts on a persona to get through each day. She is like a robot and her routine is the same thing every day. She takes medicine for panic attacks and has been seeing a shrink weekly for the past 5 years. My heart broke for her! When I found out what her pain is and why she lived the way she did it wrecked me!! I had silent tears running down my face! It was so real and you felt every bit of her emotion. Catherine had no idea that the teaching position she applied for would change her life and that a rocker, bad boy would bring her back to life.
Watching these two grow as friends to lovers was beautiful. I fell for Sam hard. He was perfect and knew exactly what Kate needed. He was so patient with her and took care of her. The lengths he went to and seeing him change was amazing. Also the man was a beast in the bed! HOTT!!! I enjoyed their story so much that I could go on and on. If you have not read this book or any of the True North series you are missing out! I am ecstatic for the next book!!


     “When I first saw you, you were so stunning I couldn’t think straight,” Sam began.
     “When you first saw me you were looking at my ass,” I reminded him.
     “Okay, you’re right.” Sam admitted with his hands in surrender. “But in my defense, it is a really fine ass.”
     I rolled my eyes and swallowed a flattered laugh.
     He continued, “But as the weeks went on, I saw that your intelligence matched your beauty, and Jolie, combined … you left me breathless. I had to get to know you. Then when you got sick behind More Hall, you showed so much strength …”
     “Strength? I freaked out and puked all over you.”
     “You fell apart and pulled yourself back together again. That took raw guts, Jolie. Trust me, I’ve known a couple people who’ve lived through some nasty things. It takes a hell of a lot of strength to get to the other side of it.”
     I worried my bottom lip. He saw me as beautiful and strong?
     “I can see the pain behind your eyes and the shadow you’re trying to live with—twenty-six years old with a PhD—you stopped living at some point and became driven. And your clothes—you’re trying to be invisible, which is virtually impossible for you because you have an amazing body.” He cocked an eyebrow at me, and if I had felt any anger at his intuition and bold assessment, it melted. “I want to know you. So, are you going to give our friendship a chance?”
     In six years no one had ever done this to me, made me want to come out of the hiding place I’d built. I knew my voice would be pained and small but I spoke anyway.
     “How do we do it?”
     I expected his face to light up with his telltale smile, but it didn’t. Instead he became really serious. “No plan, Jolie. We live for each moment, each day. We find now and hold ourselves in that space until we’re ready to make a new one.”
     “Okay … Sam. Friends.” I held out my hand to his.
     He regarded it for a moment, took it like he was about to shake it, then said, “Ah, what the hell,” and yanked me up against him, putting his arms around me and folding me into a deep hug.
     I liked the feel of him very much.




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Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally-charged New Adult and Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures. She also creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink. 
She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she'll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever. 
She loves to travel, and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and a couple Canadian provinces. Allie loves chatting to her readers through email and social media! Come visit her through any of her links below!

 


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