• Spotlight on Joyee Flynn

    Joyee Flynn is one of my favorite authors.  In fact, I have read every book she has written to date.  

    On my vacation last week, I read four of her books and each one was a joy to read.  I give them all ❤❤❤❤.  I would have given them all 5 hearts, but I want them longer !!!!!  heheheheh….  So here are the books I read:

    Officer and a Gardener – Unmated at Midnight Series – Who would have thought a runaway brat, a destroyed garage, and a bad day would lead to meeting the man of your dreams?
    Officer and a Gardener (MM)
    Officer Kyle Moran has always been a protector and that’s all he has ever wanted to do. When he’s outed as a vampire while responding to an accident and things at work go to hell fast, he feels lost and debates moving. In steps fate.


    Trevor has been trapped and abused most of his life… Currently it’s his boyfriend and monster offspring. So no matter how much he wants to escape his situation it’s understandable he’s hesitant trusting a stranger even if he’s a sexy man of the law.
    After sharing a kiss that rock’s Trevor to his core, he’s willing to take the chance and even during all his chaos, Kyle knows he can help Trevor. The question is are what they want and what’s best for them the same thing?
    Elan (MMM)Elan – Beyond the Marius Brothers Series – When the beauty Elan wants leaps into his arms, declaring they’re mates, he’s ready to thank fate and claim his gift… But nothing’s ever that easy, and soon Elan is ready for a well-deserved break down.
    Kermy’s struck by how sexy, powerful, and wonderful his very old mate is. If he was anywhere in Elan’s league that would be great. A virgin who can’t seem to get out of the tailspin meeting his mate and issues popping up everywhere threw him into, he’s scared his mate will never love him.
    If that wasn’t enough, Elan meets their mate Talcott… And almost kills him, which isn’t something one normally forgives. Then again, with the curse Talcott was born with he’s used to people’s volatile reactions to what he can do.
    But when Talcott’s gift warns the fae of disaster, will that bring the three together as they try to change what is in the cards, or will it divide them permanently?
    Clove Sutherland (MMM)Cove Sutherland – Beyond the Marius Brothers Series – It’s always important to Clove to support the people he cares about. So when his lover, Elan, asks for a favor, he agrees… Which leads to them backing up Caven on an interview.  waiting with the people closest to him for the Alpha his friend Mareo talked him into meeting, Kinkade Wolfram is floored when he smells his mate among them.
    Jordy was trying to fit in with his new pack by working for Caven and ends up at Clove’s new house because of it. Unfortunately, Kinkade hates everything that is a Kappa, and refuses to acknowledge Jordy as his mate.
    Torn between them, Clove has to figure out how to make his family whole before his heart is broken. Can Kinkade get over his issues with Kappas and see his past for what it really was? Or will three individuals fated to be mates with each other end up two separate couples under the same roof?
    A Bevin Hero (MMM)A Bevin Hero – The O’Hagen Way Series – Bevin simply wanted a breather away from his new job. Instead he stumbled onto a plot, learning information that can turn the tide in the war against the demons… He just has to get it to King Rylan.  
    Rian and Ronan are helping at the vineyard when they meet a kitty who turns out to be their mate. They’re shocked when they sense his fear and Bevin flees from them. Giving chase, they finally find him, naked, in the company of others.
    Acting like scared, jealous idiots, the twins claim him in front of everyone… Only to have it go terribly wrong. Now all hell is breaking loose and lines are being drawn in the coven. Did they just blow the perfect alliance the three species had? And if that can be fixed how will they ever make up what they did to Bevin?
    Did fate give Bevin two perfect mates, or two mates too many?
    Please click on the contest poster above to enter Joyee’s contest.  
    Ciao
    Karen

  • Vacation Reading List

    Good Morning!  This past week I was on vacation to Virginia Beach, Virginia!.  I did alot of reading.  I made sure I ordered enough books to last and boy did I.  Of those books, I have read:

    • Super Gay By: Vicktor Alexander
    • Elan (MMM) By: Joyee Flynn
    • Clove Sutherland (MMM) By: Joyee Flynn
    • Jordan’s Desires (MM) By: Lynn Hagen 
    • Valentino’s Cowboy (MM) By: Lynn Hagen
    • Officer and a Gardener (MM) By: Joyee Flynn
    • Forged in Steele (MM) By: Lynn Hagen
    • Cowboy Convenience (MMM) By: Stormy Glenn
    • Bray’s Bounty (MM) By: Stormy Glenn
    • Unyielding Surrender (MFM) By: Elle Saint James, Lara Santiago
    • In MIB Custody (MFM) By: Tonya Ramagos

    There is only two that I bought at the same time, but did not get a chance to read.  Those were:

    • Dare to Submit (MFM) By: Peyton Elizabeth
    • Out of Smoke and Ashes (MFMM) By: Tymber Dalton

    Tomorrow I will be putting one of my favorite authors in the spotlight…..Ms. Joyee Flynn!!  So please check out tomorrow’s post.


    Ciao!


    Karen


  • Redneck Romeo

    I have read  every book that Lorelei James has available on Kindle and all her free reads.  She has a way with cowboys that just calls to me.  On June 18, 2013, Book 15 in the Rough Riders Series, Redneck Romeo, was released.  Of course I pre-ordered it in April and couldn’t wait to see what was in store for the last single McKay cowboy.  Here is the book description for Redneck Romeo.
    Redneck Romeo
    “The last McKay standing is knocked to his knees… 

     Three years ago, Dalton McKay looked across the altar and saw the woman he knew he’d love for the rest of his life…only it wasn’t his bride. That’s when he took the McKays’ love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation to new heights—fleeing the ceremony and Wyoming. 

    Now a family issue has brought Dalton back to Sundance, giving him a chance to prove to everyone—especially the woman he thought he lost—that he’s a changed man. 

    Aurora “Rory” Wetzler has fallen for cowboy hottie Dalton’s smooth-talkin’ ways too many times. So he’s determined to convince her he’s playing for keeps this go around? Fine. She’ll call that bluff—she can’t ignore their intense chemistry or resist smokin’ hot sex, but she’s not willing to gamble her heart again. 

    Dalton has plenty of fences to mend with the McKays, but his biggest fear is that Rory doesn’t believe they have a future. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to show her they belong together for the long haul.”

    Ms. James did not disappoint me with this book.  I admit, I cried in places.  Dalton suffered through alot and kept it to himself.  When the damn broke and secrets were disclosed…tears flowed.  The only negative with this book was that it started a tad slow.  However, I kept reading.  It got better and better and by the end, I forgot that it started slowly.  Only reason I can recall that now, is because I am reviewing the book and making sure I do it justice.  All in all, I fell in love with Rory and Dalton, like I did all the rest of the McKay Clan.  

    I give Redneck Romeo ❤❤❤❤½.  

    I am looking forward to Lorelei James’ next book to be released, Turn and Burn, the 5th book released in her Blacktop Cowboys Series in August.

    Well Ciao for now.

    Karen


  • Shadows & Safewords


     

    Before I get to the reviews, I wanted to update you on the status of my weight loss journey.  This past Monday I weighed in.  I know, I know Monday?  What am I thinking?  I am thinking that weighing in on Mondays forces me not to binge during the weekend and sabotage myself and my weight loss goals.  At the past weigh-in I lost another .5 pounds.  Considering I expect my period any day, that is a very acceptable weight loss.  I can’t wait to see what I lose next week.  As of today I have lost a total of 22.4 pounds.  Bravo to me!!!
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    Anyway, something some people don’t know about me is that I can read 10-20 books a week.  Ever since I got my Kindle, I just can’t stop reading.  There was a time I would just veg out in front of the TV, now, I do both!  
               
    This past week, I had the privilege of spending some time with my Camp Purgatory Hellions and our special guest, Kalista Kyle.   I immediately went to Amazon and bought her new book, Out of the Shadows.   Here is the book description.

    “After kicking his abusive boyfriend to the curb, Joshua Perry wants nothing more than to focus on his career. He might be drawn to powerful, dominant men, but he’s tired of these guys thinking they own him. Then his new boss comes strolling into the office, looking good enough to lick, and the well-dressed alpha tests Joshua’s new resolve.

    Caleb isn’t oblivious to Joshua’s interest, but something isn’t right. Joshua is distracted, and every time he looks at his phone, Caleb fears his new assistant might pass out right where he stands. He’s trying not to push, but every instinct tells him Joshua needs his help. Now, if he can just convince the fiercely independent blond of this, things would be just fine.

    Kicking his lover out on the street wasn’t the road to freedom Joshua had expected it to be. The Enforcer won’t take no for an answer, and he’ll go to any lengths to get Joshua back into his bed, no matter how violent. Can Caleb convince Joshua to accept his help before it’s too late? Or will Joshua’s desire to stand on his own two feet cost him everything in the end?”

    I really did like this book.  Although Kalista said this is a stand alone book, I request her to reconsider.  There is so many possibilities for a series here.   I mean Caleb’s family……..Josh’s best friend…..what actually did happen  with Josh’s ex?  The sexy cop?  Like I said sooo many possibilities!

    Kalista I want more!  I give this book ½.  Why do you say?     I think the story isn’t finished.  I think that if it was a first book in a series, I would have given it four hearts.  However, I really did enjoy the book and Kalista is a sweetheart and it was wonderful hanging out with her.   Again….Kalista I want more!!!!
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    Another book I read this week that I absolutely adored (a definite ❤), which totally played to my submissive nature, was Peyton Elizabeth‘s  The First Order [Safeword LLC 1]. Here is the book Description.

    Picture“Becca Schuler has always fantasized about bondage, but did that really make her depraved?  According to an ex-boyfriend, it did.  After having lost her job, and with no way to pay her rent, Becca hits a local bar to drown her sorrows. The last thing she expected was to meet a mysterious woman who assures that she can make Becca’s dream a reality. Was there really such a company called Safeword LLC that places submissive women with dominant men per their preferences on a simple application? Knowing she has nothing to lose, Becca fills out the form on www.safewordllc.com. Her placement lands her in the sensual and strict hands of Lane and Ross Ellison, who train her to be their ideal submissive. But when Becca’s fear of not being perfect weaves its way into their life, she sets out to be just that and unknowingly risks losing it all.”

    I am waiting until I go on my vacation to read the second book in this series,  

    Dare to Submit [Safeword LLC – Book Two].  There is nothing better than reading a really good book on the beach, and Peyton definitely has them in abundance.


    I guess for now, I am done.  I will be checking in again soon.


    Ciao


    Karen