My blog "baby" was born on March 9th, 2014.
Please be patient with me while I'm under construction and check back often for updates and new features!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Exciting updates; my blog is growing!


I'm a baby blog that's dreaming big!

As of TODAY (whoot, whoot!) my pages are current with all my recently written reviews. That means that when you visit my Contemporary, M/M, or Paranormal pages you will find links in alphabetical order by the author's last name.  

I'm tinkering with the formating a bit, and still have a backlog of about 200 reviews written I've written in the last year, so it's going to be... *a while* before all my content can be found here, but I'm super excited to be current from this point forward.


Works in progress.....
I am working on getting my author listings linked to their primary websites, blogs, or facebook pages. Some of these are already completed but not all, so followers, please continue to be patient with me. :) Because all of my reviews are linked to my Goodreads site, I am using the main site listed on the author's Goodreads page as their primary link here as well. 

*If you are an author I've reviewed and would like to have a different site listed, please contact me and I'll make the change.


Coming Soon!
1) I'm thrilled be participating in several upcoming author events such as blog tours and cover reveals and I've added a page that lists currently scheduled events!

2) Shout Outs! are coming soon. These are going to be short blurbs on books I've read, not full reviews, and will have their own page.


                     Thanks for stopping by to check out what's up!

                                                                                        Carly~


Friday, April 18, 2014

Review: Nomad Kind of Love - Prairie Devils MC Romance


Nomad Kind of Love: Prairie Devils MC Romance
Nomad Kind of Love: Prairie Devils MC Romance by Nicole Snow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Passionate and deadly; a sharp story that's sure to entertain!

June's spirit has been badly damaged by the MC gang her father belonged to. They have stolen her family and her freedom, turning her into a plaything; forced to display her body for the pleasure of men. Trapped in an unforgiving world, she has all but given up hope on ever escaping and instead focuses her remaining strength on survival.

Maverick grew up in the MC 1% way of life. He embraces the violence along with the freedom; being president of the Nomads gives him the respect of his men and their very souls belong to the mother charter. When he is asked to start a new charter near rival territory and expand their business routes Maverick relishes the challenge that's sure to turn bloody.

The very first night he sees June something in her brokenness calls to him. Suddenly he is torn between two purposes, serving the MC and capturing the spirited woman he senses buried deeply inside June. Nothing in life is ever easy, but brutal and bloody is the MC way. Nothing and no one will stop him from owning June, but the more time June spends in his bed and under his body, the more he wants. Feeding the flames of desire are not enough any more, and Maverick finds himself wondering if the time may be right to claim an June as his Old Lady and start looking towards a future he's never contemplated before.

The dark and deadly world in Nomad Kind of Love is full of passionate extremes. Living the MC life is not for the faint of heart. Nicole Snow builds a world with her words that draws readers in, tempting and teasing readers with her Alpha male characters and the women who stand at their sides. Well written and executed, with only minor editing errors that do not significantly detract from the story-line, Nomad Kind of Love is an adventure from start to finish!

A copy of Nomad Kind of Love was proved by the author in exchange for an honest review.



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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review: Becoming His Mate - Douglas Mountain Shifters


Becoming His Mate: Douglas Mountain Shifters
Becoming His Mate: Douglas Mountain Shifters by Lillian Danté

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



A romantic adventure from start to finish!

Cole was destined from birth to be the next Alpha but instead of stepping into his father's shoes he ran. Leaving behind the pack who needed him and the woman who loved him.

Heather tried to find love again after Cole left her without a word but nothing and no one felt right after Cole. Over time, she found a measure of peace while sitting in the stillness of the community's mysterious fountain, but even then her badly broken heart wouldn't fully heal.

Nine and a half years later Cole comes back to town. He wants to claim the heart of the one woman he was never able to forget, but the mistrust that grew from his earlier actions now stands between them. With the past full of haunting secrets and an unsettling future on the horizon, it's possible that the opportunity for a second chance at love has passed them by.

A well written and edited adventure; Becoming His Mate offers sexual heat, dramatic storyline development, and emotionally engaging characters that are easy to love!

A copy of Becoming His Mate was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.



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Review: With Pride


With Pride
With Pride by Megan Derr

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Stehlmore Dukes have been marrying Princes of the Blood for generations. Princes are the only soldiers in the King's Legion that are required to marry. The bond between husbands is meant to help them remember their human side. When past memories bring only pain instead of pleasure, what are two reluctantly affianced warriors to do?

Kristof, son of the High Priestess of the Temple of the Sacred Heart and current Duke of Stehlmore, lived a life dictated by duty. Groomed from childhood be a Paladin warrior, his body is scarred from the many battles he's fought against darkness. His outward calm hides the fear that threatens to overwhelm him with every demonic encounter. The physical pain their presence causes is excruciating, but he refuses to show any sign of weakness.

Kristof had planned to marry and settle on his family lands, but his elder sister's unexpected illness has altered those plans in favor of a greater duty to fulfill. Instead of the relative peace of the Northern Reach, Kristof finds himself traveling to Castle Gulbrandson to wed a Prince of the Blood. Although he dreads the pending nuptials, Kristof is determined to fulfill the contract, and hopes that he will eventually be able to forge a friendship with his future husband.

Prince Håkon has no desire to marry the haughty Duke that his King arranged for him to marry. Haunted by the death of his twin brother, the Piskie-like warrior is more demon than human and makes little effort to veil the contempt he feels towards his future mate.

With their pending union off to a rocky start, Kristof and Håkon's wedding is postponed when a series of demon attacks reveal a dark plot that threatens to destroy the foundation of their temples and casts a shadow of suspicion within their own ranks. As they work together to unearth the sorcerer who's wielding dark magic, the unwilling couple discovers that first impressions can be deceiving. A fragile bond begins to develop as the secrets of their pasts are slowly revealed. Understanding leads to a grudging respect that ignites into sexual attraction and the unexpected potential for love.

Fate seems to be conspiring against them as the powers of darkness grow steadily stronger. Separated during battle, Håkon disappears and finds himself trapped behind a wall of magic. Kristof refuses to believe the man he was beginning to care for is gone. For the first time in his life, he deliberately defies duty in order to follow his heart.

WITH PRIDE is a fast-paced adventure with an intricately woven storyline and intense emotions. The delicate line between darkness and light that the characters walk is a hallmark of Megan Derr's writing style that fans will easily recognize. Fans of paranormal romance won't want to miss this title!

The second title in her Princes of the Blood series, WITH PRIDE actually takes place before the events in book one and can be read out of sequence.

OFFICIAL REVIEW written for The Romance Reviews.com
http://glbt.theromancereviews.com/viewbooks.php?bookid=13402



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Captive Heart



Captive Heart by Adriana Hunter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Captive Heart Delivers Jungle Heat!

For the past seven years Gideon has worked alone. As a soldier for hire, he keeps his emotions behind a wall of stone and every movement he makes radiates with barely restrained intensity. Broken by his past, exhausted and alone, Gideon is ready to retire; but doesn't have any idea what he would do if he wasn't on a job.

Lainey is desperate for a miracle. Her brother was kidnapped while in South America. Turning to her ex-boyfriend, Detective Scott Navarro, is the last thing she ever wanted to do, but Lainey is willing to do anything to help bring her brother home. Scott swears that Gideon is the best in the business, and Lainey believes him... but Aiden is her responsibility and she isn't about to be left behind.

Gideon is a total mystery to Lainey, but their sexual chemistry is undeniable. Lainey's body lights a fire in Gideon like no other, but it's her tenacious spirit that keeps drawing him back like a moth to a flame.

Opposites attract in this passionate story about two broken hearts thrown together in the most unexpected of ways. Well written and edited with complex characters and a fast paced storyline, Captive Heart will leave you feeling the heat!

Caution: Unprotected sexual encounters of an adult nature, for mature readers only.

A copy of Captive Heat was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.



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