Friday, January 31, 2014

Review: Hot Tango by Sidney Bristol

Hot Tango: Good Guys Wear Black, Book 1

By: Sidney Bristol

Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc., Breathless Series

ISBN: 9781419948664

Contemporary Romance


Released: January 29, 2014


With the Olympics in town, Tanya Westling hardly saw her husband who is part of the local SWAT team assisting with security, so they pass like ships in the night offering brief kisses and quick greetings.  To help occupy her time, she has taken up roller derby, but he is never far from her thoughts.  The derby girls take Tanya to a sex shop for some fun, but it only deepens the desire to act out the scenes she reads in her books. 

Armed with her box of sexual games, Tanya plans to reignite their passion.  Cole’s job as an officer on the SWAT team means he is always on duty and that in turn takes him away from his wife.   On a rare night home, Tanya seduces Cole hoping that it doesn’t backfire on her.  He is very intrigued with her renewed sexual exploration and soon enough their passion erupts.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time puts Tanya in danger and the only one she trusts to save her is her husband.

I instantly feel in love with these characters.  They were so real.  Every woman who reads this story I am sure can relate to Tanya in one facet or another.  Her desire to be successful in life, apprehension about discussing her most inner desires and fear of rejection from her partner are honest concerns of all women.   Cole, and most men, wants to be able to take care of his wife, house and be successful in his work.  Yeah…sounds like most married couple! It just takes one to act on a hidden desire to break down the walls of communication and allow to romance to heat up. Sidney did a fantastic job incorporating real characters dealing with real issues and then dump super sexy alpha SWAT on top….great chemistry for sure! 

The ending is a true nail biter!  I will not say anything more except that you have to read it for yourself.  You won’t regret Hot Tango!

5 out of 5

The Lovely Ms. Bristol and I at Romanticon 2013. We are too stinkin cute!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Blog Tour & Review: Hudson (The Barter System) by Shayne McClendon


By: Shayne McClendon

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Refuse to compromise.

Hudson Winters is in control of every aspect of his world. From his earliest
memories, he's been driven to succeed. Starting from nothing, he built an
empire based on opportunity and intimidation.

Personally, professionally, and sexually - he ensures the reins are always
in his hands.

He never counted on a woman like Gabriella Hernandez.

From the moment she steps into his building, she proceeds to shake up his
entire existence. Her very presence causes him to question everything about
himself, his relationships, and his future.

This story features characters readers fell in love with in "The Barter
System" and gives you a chance to sit down and catch up. Prepare to be
twisted up and knocked around a bit.  Another hot, emotional read from
Always the Good Girl, Shayne McClendon.

NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and language and is
intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual
situations offend you.


Strong female...check. Sexy alpha male...check.  Hot, kinky sex...CHECK!  The Barter System introduced us to Rhiya, Max and Micha who make a few appearances in Hudson as a parallel story
beginning where TBS ends.  Hudson, Gabriella and Natalia are "real" in their emotions, as they are by-products of their upbringing.
Hudson and Natalia are childhood friends that evolved into friends with benefits....make that kinky friends with benefits.  So when Gabriella follows love cross country to New York, she is met with the cruelty of life in the Big Apple.  Hudson didn't know what to think or do when Gabriella walked into his building, but he was going to show her who was in control or so he thought.
This isn't your teenage love triangle.  These are adults who explore their evolving relationships.  Their intense story will leave you  breathless as they allow you to become a voyeur and experience all they have to share.
5 out of 5

About the Author: 


Shayne McClendon is an indie author who has received rave reviews for her premiere novel "The Barter System." Other projects recently released are "In the Service of Women," "Yes to Everything," "Damaged," "Being Delightful," "The Hermit," "Hudson" - the second book set in "The Barter System" world, and many more.

Writer, mom, and hermit...Shayne listens to the voices in her head because their ideas are awesome. Those around her have learned not to question the crazy. Coffee consumption is too high, amount of sleep is too low, but the words always feel just right.

She currently lives in Oklahoma wrangling teenagers, opening doors for her pets, and running her content writing company. She dreams of peace, quiet, travel, and always having a viable internet connection.

You can contact her by email at, stop by her Facebook page, or visit her website and subscribe for your free story!

Shayne McClendon's work is available at all major e-book retailers. Print editions of her work are available on her website.


Current Book List:

The Barter System


Yes to Everything

In the Service of Women

A Little Bit Country - Book One



The Hermit

Being Delightful


Roadside Assistance


Permission to Come Aboard - The Great Outdoors

Special Delivery - The Great Outdoors

A Sunny Heart - The Great Outdoors

Embrace the Wild - The Great Outdoors

Ready to Rumble - Love of the Game

Breaking the Ice - Love of the Game

Time to Make the Doughnuts - Love of the Game

Woman's Best Friend

Revenge is Best Served Hot


Just a Little Kilted - with Alexandra Andersen

Just a Little Crazy - with Alexandra Andersen

Just a Little Extra - with Alexandra Andersen

Not a Bride - with Alexandra Andersen

All the Better To - with Christopher Southers

Books Available in Print:

The Barter System


Not a Bride - with Alexandra Andersen



Shayne is gifting 5 ecopies of Hudson, 5 swag packs, 1 signed paperback of The Barter System, and 5 ATCs of Backstage when it become available.






Friday, January 17, 2014

Cover Reveal: Uncomplicated by Jo-Anna Walker and Dawn Robertson


Three days a week I work your everyday nine-to-five. The paperwork is never-ending. The pay is mediocre, and the office drama is simply intolerable. But the other four days a week, I am my own boss.

 My name is Jennifer Sunshine and I am a Vegas Call Girl.

My clients range from frat boys on spring break to multimillionaire business men with stuffy wives and less than ideal equipment.

 I don’t have a daddy-complex or some kind of sob story.

I don’t need the money, but it is nice.

The only thing I crave is the exhilarating feeling I get from being in control of something. Anything.

 My life is uncomplicated, simple even.

That was until he bulldozed his way into my life, and everything changed.

Overnight he makes me realize how much I truly need him.
Author Bio's:
Jo-Anna Walker Bio:
I'm a new self-published author who just got introduced to the writing world early 2013. My aunt suggested that I write a story because I'm an avid reader but I waved it off and left it alone. Well this year, a story came to me and I went with it. It took me a little bit but I finally got a story idea that worked and now I can't stop or control the characters/stories that keep popping up in my head.
I'm born and raised in Canada and I live with my very wonderful and supportive husband, Michael. We don't have any children (yet) unless you count our cat. My hubby been my rock through this whole new experience for me. I couldn't have done it without him and my friends and family.
One of the many things I love about this new chapter in my life is that I'm learning constantly. It's never a dull moment and as long as one person likes my story, I am happy.
Dawn Robertson Bio:
Dawn Robertson is a twenty-something indie erotic romance, and mother. She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her kids, and Pitbull puppy.
Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.
Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Kayden: The Past by Chelle Bliss


Kayden Michaels has a past filled with sex, addiction, and heartache. A past that he’s avoided sharing with the love of his life, Sophia, and held close to his core not risking rejection. Needing to get his addictions in check and gain control of his life for the sake of his family, Kayden is forced to confront his past and make amends for the path he’s walked.

Kayden must recount every carnal act and the betrayal from those he’s loved to identify the triggers that spur his addictions and overcome it all to be worthy of Sophia’s love – his sole reason to exist.

This is NOT a novella.

We know how Kayden and Sophia's story ends or should I say starts, but what we don't know is how he became the man we fell in love with.  All the screwed up relationships and with lying and cheating woman, he copes with drugs, alcohol and sex.  Kayden learns the hard way...use or be used! He learns a thing or two about a thing or two.  As part of his therapy, he relives his live of paper.
Kayden showed his love sexually.  Hard and fast, slow and sweet, it didn't matter.  He knew he was good at pleasing the woman, but it only brought him unreturned love and heartache.  So Kayden's view of love is tainted and skewed, until he connects with an old buddy's sister on Facebook.

He was not prepared for the emotions that came with connecting verbally and not sexually.  Sophia shows him how a relationship should be with give and take, and supporting each other at our darkest hours. 

Come prepared with a tissue, an adult beverage and a cigarette because Kayden's life with run you through the emotional gauntlet. You will learn why he act and reacts the way he does in Untangled making you fall even harder in love with him.


 Demons ~ Imagine Dragon
Crazy Bitch ~ Buck Cherry
Gorilla ~ Bruno Mars
Livin’ on a Prayer ~ Bon Jovi
Sex and Candy ~ Marcy PLayground
Love the Way You Lie ~ Eminem
Everything I’ve Known ~ KoRn
Bring Me to Life ~ Evanescence
Cold Hard Bitch ~ Jet
What Goes Around Comes Around ~ Justin Timberlake
Waiting for the End ~ Linkin Park
The Reason ~ Hoobastank
Control ~ Puddle of Mud
I Hate Everything About You ~ Three Days Grace
Closer ~ NIN

Short Excerpt ~ Explicit

“Hey, where ya going?” she asked. “What about me?”
“I’m sure someone here would be happy to give you what you want. I got what I was looking for, babe.”
“You had me suck your cock and you’re just going to fucking leave me here?” she asked glaring at me with hatred so pure I could almost feel the fist she wanted to hit me with.
“I got what I came for. You were a total bitch to me for years; you don’t deserve what I’d give, how good I’d fuck you,” I said with my arms crossed against my chest.
“You’re a total cocksucker, Kayden,” she said poking me in the chest with each word to drive the point home.
“No, that would be you, babe,” I said with a smile, “Oh, and by the way, you have a little on your chin,” I said pointing at her face chuckling softly at the situation. I watched as she wiped her chin and I turned and walked away, leaving her there like she deserved.

About the Author

 I have been a teacher for over ten years, and needed a creative outlet for all my naughty thoughts. I received a bachelors degree in History and a Masters in Education, which led me to becoming a high school history teacher.

I love to read, I can devour a book a day, when given the chance or having the time. I can't pick one favorite book, there are just too many that come to mind. I do have favorite authors though. My top five authors are: Colleen Hoover, S.C. Stephens, Tarryn Fisher, CJ Roberts, and Kele Moon. I agonized over the top five. There are so many fantastic Indie authors that help feed my quest for the next best story.

Writing has been a journey unlike; filled with anguish, love, fear, and creativity. I'm excited for the next step and to share Kayden and Sophia.

Contact the Author:

Twitter: @chellebliss1

Wanna Meet Chelle?????  Well you can at the NOLA Author Event: 

Buy Links


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Jan 10th
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Jan 11th
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Jan 12th
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Jan 13th
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Jan 14th 
RomFan Reviews
Debbie the Book Vixen

Jan 15th
Pretty Little Page Turner

Jan 16th
Alina Popescu, Author
Wicked Readings by Tawania
Eskimo Princess book Reviews

Jan 17th
Jessica Loves Books
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