Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Falling Back Together (Crashing #2)

by Kristen Hope Mazzola

ETA: May 20, 2014

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“I don't know if it’s fate, coincidence, or my curse, but I'm still breathing, and my breaths are for you.”

Mags McManus is far from a normal woman in her mid twenties. Being a war widow, a business professional, and a brokenhearted train wreck only skims the surface of the layers of who Margret McManus truly is. Waking up in a hospital bed, alone and confused, Mags once again has to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. With her best friends by her side, Mags slowly starts to learn the answers she so desperately longs for. But is everything going to continue to spiral out of control? Or is there a light at the end of this dark, twisting tunnel where all the broken pieces can finally fall back together?

A portion of all royalties from Kristen's Crashing Series are donated by the author to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

**18+ for sexual situations, cursing, and adult content.***
{{ Please note: this is the second book in the Crashing Series, and should be read after Crashing Back Down }}

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Received this book as an ARC for an honest review........

Where do I even begin in telling you all how much I loved this book? When the first book left me completely shattered for Mags and Walker I thought I would never pick up another book again.. But Kristen totally redeemed herself and my love for a great book with this one. 

I was just as torn up as Mags was for the loss of her husband at such a young age in such a tragic accident, but when all was revealed and the secret that was tearing Walker to pieces finally came to a head my heart absolutely broke for him and I wanted nothing more than to pick him up and put him in my pocket for safe keeping forever. 

I loved how we were able to read about everything the two of them shared and how in the end Mags worked thru all of her emotions to come out on the other side knowing that true love is really about forgiveness, not only forgiving other people but yourself as well. In order to move on and be happy and complete that was what she and Walker had to do with and for each other.

I loved this book as much if not more than the first (crashing back down) I look forward to reading more from Kristen I. The future and you all should too!!! 


I took fistfuls of his black, long-sleeved, cotton shirt, pulling him as close as I could get him.  I wrapped my legs around his waist and began to kiss as passionately and roughly as I ever had.  I was hungry to taste him again, to feel him again, to simply love him again.
Right then, everything melted away—the fact that we were in the middle of nowhere in a gas station, that I was supposed to hate his guts, that he had a Hyde side of him that was evil and tortured.  In that moment, we were simply us—desperately and madly us.
Walker slowly shoved my jacket from my shoulders and tossed it on the metal chair next to us.  Panting and gripping the hem of my shirt, he pulled away to look in my eyes. “Mags? Are you sure about this.”
I kissed him softly on the cheek. “Let’s just not think for little. Please.”
He nodded and pulled my hips hard into his, letting me feel how ready his body was for me.  I pulled his shirt up over his head, revealing all the gorgeous artwork that covered his chest, shoulders, and arms.  I traced my finger tips from the start of his wrist, following the flow of the inked lines until my fingers were stroking his rigid abs just over his belt buckle.  Walker’s breathing was heavy as he watched me take in the manly beauty before me. Slowly, I started to kiss from his collarbone to his jaw, finally finding his soft, desperate lips.

Crashing Back Down (Crashing, #1)
Also by Kristen Hope Mazzola:
Crashing Back Down (Crashing #1)

Publication: November 4th 2013

Crashing Back Down is Kristen Hope Mazzola’s debut into the literary world. It is a New Adult Novel, with hints of contemporary romance and thriller.


Mags McManus has just become a war widow in her mid-twenties. Her late husband, Randy, left for the Army right after their wedding. Instead of celebrating his homecoming and living in marital bliss with her soulmate, Mags finds herself living in constant agony. Dealing with the guilt of still living without Randy, are Randy’s best friends and parents.

Rising from the ashes of this tragedy, Mags starts to learn how to love and trust again, finally being able to find happiness. But sometimes things really are too good to be true and again Mags learns how cruel the world can be as she crashes back down.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

That Which Destroys Me by Kimber S. Dawn

That Which Destroys Me
***This is a story of perseverance, trying to overcome the transgressions others inflict upon you, it’s a story of love gone wrong and obsession gone mad. This book contains raw and graphic sex, obscene language, violence, torture, rape, assault, none of which is limited to persons over the age of consent. This book is intended for MATURE AUDIENCE MEMBERS ONLY, and NOT intended for the weak at heart, nor persons with triggers related to child assault, rape or abuse.***
A beautiful, enchanting story of love, happiness—*Record needle scratches across vinyl* 
I'm just fucking with you. Love, happiness, and fairy tales… Yeah, they don't live here anymore.The only things residing amongst these thin and baren walls are Dominance, submission, and twisted fucking obsession.Stella gets knocked down over and over throughout her life… Though she is bloodied and battered she stands back up every single time, smirks and nods before asking, "That all you got?".
Wesley has shoved his way through the rich life with both middle fingers up. He's also shoved his way through half of the socialite population, but all that vanilla has left him a starved man. He knows he can't keep his Dom fed with kinky little masochistic vanilla's anymore.On his mission to find the perfect sub, Wesley stumbles across a broken, shattered angel, only to find when she comes up swinging, that this little angel knows how to fight.
He wants to be the one who breaks her…
But it's not a question of who breaks her, the question is who destroys her.

“We will fight, angel. We’ll fight hard. But it’ll be worth every strike below the belt. Every hateful or spiteful word said, because when we love, when we fuck, when our passion reaches an intensity so goddamn powerful like it has every single time, it’ll extinguish all the bad. I want all your hate, Stell…Just as much as I want all your love. We are doing this. And there isn’t a damn thing you can do to stop it, angel. Is that understood?”—Wesley Jacobs

I'm really not sure where to start this review. Be prepared because there will probably be LOTs of rambling and quite a few profane sentences.

I read this book about week ago. I don't know that you could necessarily call it "reading"...I think the correct term would be devoured. Yes....I devoured this book. In all, it took me about four hours to consume this book, and only when I finished it did I realize that it wasnt I who consumed and devoured this book. It was THIS book that consumed and devoured ME, and is still consuming me. 

Nearly a week later, and I still cant get Stell and Wes outta my mind. Nearly a week later, and I still cant find it in me to pick up another book and maintain interest in it. Nearly a week later, and I'm still broken. Completely and utterly broken.

This book took everything I thought I knew about "Happily Ever Afters" and obliterated it. Blew it to smithereens and tore it to shreds. This book is unconventional in every sense of the word. This book is one twisted, fucked up, masterpiece. 

Wesley Jacobs is...well...honestly. He's a fucked up, egotistical, Alpha-Dom. In addition to that, he's everything he's supposed to be, including a Savior. It's just unfortunate that everything he is...wasn't necessarily enough.

Despite her horrid past, Stella is ...how do I put this simply...Stella is a fucking badass. Desecrated by her biological father, and every other man in her life since, Stell is a fucking fighter. Every time someone tried to destroy her, she laced up her gloves and came out swinging. Until Wes. Wes destroyed the only thing Stella had left to destroy: her soul.

Monsters don't only exist in the lands under your bed or in your closet. That's a fact Stella has known since she was two years old. Monsters live in our world too. They may be perfect strangers to most, but to some...They share a blood line, a last name, or a household. To some, they share memories, no matter how sparse or strange they may be. 

Monsters are bred, not born.

After reading this damned book, I was ...well I was pissed. How I let a BOOK...a fucking BOOK crush me, was beyond me. How in just four hours I grew so attached to Stella and Wes, that when the story ended and I kept attempting to flip the page and nothing happened, I could quite literally feel my very REAL heart breaking for these very UNREAL characters. Why would Kimber do this? Why would she rip away the ONE thing readers READ for?

Traditional? Hell no, and if you've read any of Kimber's other books (which I have), it would do you well to remember that Kimber doesn't do traditional. So why the hell did I expect anything different from That Which Destroys me?

After stewing in my anger, posting about it on facebook, and finally actually talking to Kimber herself, it clicked. Everything clicked right into place, and the hatred I felt for this story, instantly turned into understanding. And in my mind, I fell in love. Not with Wes, or Stella, or Kimber. But with the story. As a whole. The words written in the pages, the emotions I felt while reading them, and finally, the way the story ended.

While this story doesn't have your traditional "happily ever after"...if you look really hard, like squint-your-eyes-almost-shut hard, and read between the lines,there was a happily ever after, after all. But seriously, you have to look REALLY fucking hard to find it, and when you do, you'll come to love (while hating at the same time) this book the way that I did.

Author bio:
Who is Kimber? Shit, sometimes even I don't know, lmao. However if I had to type up an author bio (which, son of a bitch, I do) this is how it would read. BTW, caught a lot of shit for this author bio. Really don't give a fuck though, because I was asked to type up a bio. And if I can only say one thing for certain about myself, it's this: I'm real, I don't back down from what I believe, I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. I don't bite my tongue and I never try to hide the ugly parts of who I am... You either love me or hate me, but if you love me... I'll always be loyal, no fucking matter what ;)
I can be called a billon different things—daughter, wife, mother, labor unit nurse. I sell pussy on the side. *Coughs* That would be Persian kittens, thank you…you dirty-minded scoundrel. I'm a book blogger, book pimp, and a book whore. My two indulgences are my Jack’s in life…Jack Daniel’s and Blackjack. My biggest dream, the day I'll acknowledge that I've succeeded in life and can I die a happy woman, is the day I get to go two stark-naked hour-round sexual bouts with Jason Statham. *Sighs*
I was born and raised in Louisiana… and No, I do NOT live in a bayou, I actually see the beaches on the gulf coast more than I see a bayou, lol. I started writing poems and short stories very early in my life. You know, for the Michaels and Leos and Nicks in my life. I've been a book hoarder since I was eleven years old, but then a couple years ago something wonderful happened! The 50 Shades of Grey craze brought to life my inner smut whore and I commenced to read anything and everything smut affiliated. When reading wasn't enough anymore and I noticed that so many of the authors of my favorite indie authors and their books weren't getting the exposure their work deserved, I turned it into a mission, starting my own blog, buying their books and reading them one by one. I then wrote my reviews for my blog and didn't hold back in writing them (Hell yeah those motherfuckers a profanity laden). I've never done a single thing in my life halfway. I always go all in. After the success of my Blog, and the insistence of one of my bestest friends, my sister from another mister, Trina Taylor of Bad & Dirty Books, I was ready to finally take the plunge and see if I could write a book that was worth a damn. I'm a Southern girl to my core, a self-proclaimed smut whore, and I keep hearing that I’m an author, but honestly… I don’t believe the rumors, lol. I don’t feel like a kickass bitch spittin’ out lyrics, or stories, like a motherfuckin’ rockstar.
Tattooed across my ribs are the words I have always lived by: 'Aut viam inveniam aut faciam tibi.' Latin for: If I cannot find a way, I will make my own.
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

★★COVER REVEAL!★★GIVEAWAY!★★ The Intern by Brooke Cumberland

She’s sexy, fierce, and a loud-mouthed know-it-all…and she’s completely off limits. 

Cecilia isn’t your typical college student. Hell, she isn’t a college student at all, but that doesn’t stop her from applying for one of the biggest and prestigious enterprises in the Midwest.

She wants it, she takes it.
She doesn’t let anything get in her way when it comes to finding out the truth.

When Bentley Leighton, soon-to-be CEO of Leighton Enterprises, meets Cecilia, he’s instantly impressed. He doesn’t have time to train a new intern, but when he sees her that first day, his intentions begin to change.

He’s the boss, she’s the intern.
Nothing can happen. It’s against the company rules.

Then again, rules were made to be broken.

What starts as innocent flirting becomes raveled up into so much more—secrets, lies, deceit.

The Intern is a three-part erotic romance serial.
Not suitable for readers under 18.

About the Author
Brooke Cumberland is a stay-at-home mom who writes full-time. She lives in the frozen tundra of Packer Nation with her husband and wild child. She's the author of The Riverside Trilogy and The Spark Series. When she isn't writing she's reading or hanging out with her family.
You can find Brooke on Facebook, Twitter, and on her website. 

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★★COVER REVEAL!★★ That Which Destroys Me by Kimber S. Dawn

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That Which Destroys Me by Kimber S. Dawn

"I will push so hard that you are going to want to both run to me and away from me. I’m going to twist your emotions and mind into nothing more than a cluster-fuck. If you are able to withstand my diabolical methods, if you remain a good girl and please me without pissing me off too many times, then after I fuck your mind, I’m going to fuck you—past the brink of insanity, exactly where you’ve left me waiting since I first laid eyes on you. Understood?”—Wesley Jacobs

Excerpt 1:
After I move Stella’s sleeping form up on the bed, I pull the sheet up to cover her before sliding into bed and curling her body around mine. I grip her thigh and hike it up over my waist, my lips settle on top of her head and I inhale the scent of her hair before kissing her. God, she smells like a crisp winter morning. I run my fingertips up and down her arm and cannot keep the ridiculous smile from my face any longer. I look down at her through the darkness and whisper, “You don’t fucking break, angel?” I chuckle, “No, I guess you don’t my little angel that fights. But you sure as fuck submit.”
That Which Destroys Me by Kimber S. Dawn, Release date: May 1st
A beautiful, enchanting story of love, happiness— *Record needle scratches across vinyl* I'm just fucking with you. Love, happiness, and fairy tales… Yeah, they don't live here anymore. The only things residing amongst these thin and baren walls is Dominance, submission, and twisted fucking obsession. Stella's childhood consisted of things that would leave even the strongest shattered and desecrated. She gets knocked down over and over throughout her life… Though she is bloodied and battered she stands back up every single time, smirks and nods her head before asking, "That all you got?".
Wesley has shoved his way through the rich life with both middle fingers up. He's also shoved his way through half of the socialite population, but all that vanilla has left him a starved man. He knows he can't keep his Dom fed with just kinky little masochistic vanilla's anymore.
On his mission to find the perfect sub Wesley stumbles across a broken, shattered angel, only to find when she comes up swinging, that this little angel knows how to fight. Is he dominant enough to bend the broken? Is he strong enough to hold on when she bends and breaks? How can she submit when all she knows is to fight? When the weight of her past crashes down upon them will that which destroys her finally destroy her as well him?
“We will fight, angel. We’ll fight hard. But it’ll be worth every strike below the belt. Every hateful or spiteful word said, because when we love, when we fuck, when our passion reaches an intensity so goddamn powerful like it has every single time, it’ll extinguish all the bad. I want all your hate, Stell… Just as much as I want all your love. We are doing this. And there isn’t a damn thing you can do to stop it, angel. Is that understood?”

Excerpt 2:
His mouth stops between my shoulder blades and he roughly whispers against my skin, “Now, Ms. Reese,” his stomach muscles tense and I feel his cock slide between my ass cheeks before thrusting back and forth. When he stops he uses his torso to align the head of his cock at my entrance, “I’m going to fuck,” He wraps my hair around his fist and pulls my head back, “The goddamn hell out of you. Understood?” The head of his cock pushes in only to immediately be pulled out. “Yes.” I try to nod but his grip in my hair tightens as he wraps it around his fist a second time. “Y-yes, sir.” The words fall out as I moan and try to push myself back against him. I barely have ‘sir’ out of my mouth before he slams into me to the hilt. A piercing shriek is ripped from my throat causing him to still, the hands fisted around my hair and gripping my shoulder allow me no room for movement. I’m shocked when I feel tears bite the back of my eyelids. Wesley’s lips brush kisses between my shoulder blades before whispering, “You’ve been bent, but you’ve not yet broken, angel. Yes or No. Rust?” Around a ragged moan I reply, “No, fuck no rust.” I rock back against him as much I possibly can trying to urge him to move. I’ve never felt so utterly complete in all my life, at the same time completely split in two. Pain and pleasure blend their colors, pride and humiliation lose their importance. All I care about and all I ever want I have right now in this moment, and I’ll beg to keep it, “Please, Wesley, baby, please.” I push back with every ounce of strength I own trying to create the friction I need and it causes the hairs to snap from their roots at the nape of my neck.
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★★Cover Reveal!!!★★ Encore by A.M. Madden!

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Title: Encore
Series: Back-Up #3
Author: A.M. Madden
Release Date: June 20, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
You’ve read Back-up, you’ve read Front & Center, and you want an encore?

Jack and Leila have had to deal with some devious nonsense in their lives. But now, life is real good.

Find out what they’ve been up to. Travel into the future with Jack, Leila and all their friends. Put to rest your questions of “What happened to…”

If you are looking for heartbreak, angst or drama, look elsewhere. Encore is meant to produce a long and breathy sigh.

I hope you enjoyed the journey of these amazing people half as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Happy Reading! xo AM
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About the Author
AM Madden
Amazon Best Selling Author
A.M. Madden's debut novel Back-up is the first of three in The Back-Up Series. Book 2, Front & Center is also available on Amazon. Book 3, Encore will be released June 2014.

A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.
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