This book made my heart melt. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down.
Carson Steele, aka Joker, had a really bad childhood, so when he ran away he thought no one would miss him. Joker grows up to be the hot Alpha male in a biker club. He knows what he want and will not take ‘no’ for an answer.
Carissa Teodoro is a new mom and a newly-divorced woman. She has always felt like the one boy she wants to get to know had moved away on her. But what happens when a stranger from a biker club stops to help her when she is in trouble?
I missed this Kristen Ashley. And I love a hot biker.
Seeing Joker’s past and where he came from made my heart break. Seeing what he got, made my heart heal for him. Everyone deserves someone to love and to be loved in return, and he was no exception.
My heart bled for Carissa; I wanted to kick her ex-husband’s ass on a daily basis…he was such a tool. She deserved the world, and she busted her ass for her child, like a good mom should.
This book blew me away! I kept waiting for the KA M.O., I must say I was quite pleased with the whole outcome. Amazing book!
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Caged: Book 2 – Trapped Excerpt Reveal #1
Chapter 1—Observe the Mayhem
I traveled to the sacred spot for the sacred ceremony in the back of a rusty old pickup truck. I was pretty sure it was the same one parked outside the apartment building when Keith paid a little visit to Tria a couple of months ago. Brandon and Keith were in the front, and two other guys were in the back with me. The one named Devin did nothing but glare at me, and I was pretty sure I caught him actually baring his teeth. The guy named Conner just kept staring at me, which made my skin crawl.
No one said a word.
That was probably for the best because I was really in the mood to bash someone’s skull in—not hold polite conversation. The only thing that kept me from insisting on riding with Tria was the fact that Keith was with me, and this way I could keep my eye on him. I didn’t trust him, not the least little bit. He hadn’t been expecting me to be here with Tria—that was clear—and the news obviously upset him more than my actual presence.
Though there was no conversation in the bed of the truck, I could hear Brandon and Keith talking in the cab. I couldn’t make out all of the conversation—just bits and pieces. Phrases like “for the community,” “duty to your people,” and “going against tradition” kept coming up. They were obviously disagreeing, and I assumed it had something to do with what was about to transpire. No matter how much I angled my ear toward the partially opened window, I still couldn’t hear clearly.
We drove through Beals, which was pretty dead on a Tuesday evening, just a few folks around the little diner and a handful of teenagers huddled in jackets against the cold wind. At least the rain had tapered off into a fine mist that stung my face if I moved away from the protection of the back of the cab.
We went through town and out onto a mostly deserted highway, then up a long road through the trees. Again, I had the feeling of claustrophobia as the trees on either side of the narrow gravel road hovered over us. Though there was a bit of light still left in the sky, beyond the trees it was dark and foreboding.
I didn’t like it.
We pulled off to the edge of the road where there were several other vehicles—all old, rusty, and barely drivable—parked in and around the trees. I couldn’t figure out how some of them had even gotten where they were, let alone how they were going to get out again. I practically had to climb halfway around a tree just to get out of the back of the truck.
I turned my head toward the sound of the cab door slamming shut, and Brandon stomped off past me. The others seemed to be hovering around Keith, so without knowing what else to do, I followed Brandon through the trees on what I guessed was supposed to be a path. Another guy crawled out of an old hatchback and introduced himself as Nikki’s brother, Steven, before we continued on. It was only a hundred yards or so until we reached a clearing in the middle of a bunch of pine trees with branches creating a canopy, reaching out to cover us.
I could immediately see the advantage to holding rituals in this rainy climate here—the tree cover was so thick even the mist didn’t seem to make it through. It was still bitterly cold, and I shoved my hands deep into my pockets, trying to find a little warmth.
“Hey, Steven,” Brandon called over his shoulder. The younger man passed me and went to his side. “Can you check to see if Nikki has anything else she wants to say before this…um…starts?”
“Sure,” Steven said, and he took off around the edge of the trees to the far side of the clearing.
I followed him with my gaze and felt immediate relief at the sight of Tria standing near her friend in the unusual dress and Nikki’s mother, Patricia. I still couldn’t believe all these family members were going to watch this shit. At least Tria had assured me Nikki’s own brother wasn’t participating. I wasn’t sure if that was because he was only sixteen or because he was her brother, and I decided I didn’t really want to know. I had been told her father died of a heart attack a few years ago, but fathers weren’t a part of the ritual either.
Except for watching. The whole fucking community watched, apparently.
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Unconditional (A Love Without Limits Anthology) by Stacey Wallace Benefiel , Jane Harvey-Berrick , Sarina Bowen , Mary Elizabeth , D. Hart, Amber L. Johnson, CJ Lyons, Lauren K. McKellar , Shay Savage , Magan Vernon
Available on August 26th, 2015
Life isn’t easy. Love is harder. Love cuts, love burns and sometimes love breaks.
But living a half-life, living with regrets, that’s no life at all.
People say we’re broken, not like other people. Maybe that’s true—ability, disability—what’s in a word? So whatever the world throws at us, we won’t stop, we won’t crumble. When we love, we love hard.
Love without limits.
Unconditional is an Anthology from authors Stacey Wallace Benefiel, Jane Harvey-Berrick, Sarina Bowen, Mary Elizabeth, D.Hart, Amber L. Johnson, CJ Lyons, Lauren K. McKellar, Shay Savage, and Magan Vernon.
Crossing by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
He stole her lipstick…and her heart.
Twenty-year-old Dani Walker can’t believe her luck when she’s paired up with the gorgeous Liam Garrett as her Acting I scene partner – or when he ends up in her bed. Being a Plain Jane with a mouth on her hasn’t exactly served Dani well in the guy department. In fact, she’s had nothing but one night stands.
The Education of Caroline by Jane Havery-Berrick
Ten years after their first affair, Sebastian and Caroline meet again. Now a successful journalist, Caroline heads out to report from the front lines of the war in Afghanistan. Love is the last thing on her mind when she crosses paths with Marine Chief Sebastian Hunter.
Will this chance encounter reignite the erotic passion of their past, or will the hidden cost of war tear them apart again?
Falling From The Sky by Sarina Bowen
Until his accident, bad boy Hank “Hazardous” Lazarus had everything: a gorgeous girlfriend, a career as a freestyle snowboarder and a spot on the US Olympic team. Could he possibly meet the love of his life in the last place he ever wanted to go–the hospital?
True Love Way by Mary Elizabeth
Some days are brighter than others, but Penelope Finnel is invisible behind the colored lenses of her heart-shaped sunglasses. Dillon Decker hopes he is the cure to her madness. But when friend turns to lover, and lover turns to caretaker, how much can either of them tolerate before they’re swallowed whole?
Forgotten Treasures by D. Hart
Fate took away Baylor’s past, giving her a second chance at life, but when faced with a choice to move forward, leave it buried, or follow her heart, she struggled with her basic need to survive and be loved. When she met Brandt, he gave her a reason to rebuild a life full of forgotten treasures.
Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson
When it comes to love there’s no such thing as conventional.
Everyone thinks Colton Neely is special.Lilly Evans just thinks he’s fascinating.
Their friendship grows into love, even as Colton does not express it in words. But one decision threatens to break down the world that Lilly has tried so hard to integrate into and she must figure out if the relationship can survive if they are apart.
Lost In Shadows by CJ Lyons
A West Virginia mountain, the middle of a blizzard, killers on his trail…no place for a city boy like Lucky Cavanaugh, an ATF explosives specialist.
Out-manned, out-gunned and shot, he takes Forest Service Wildlife Biologist Vinnie Ryan hostage until he convinces her that he’s one of the good guys.
Vinnie heals not only his injuries but also his broken heart. But when they uncover a terrorist plot, Lucky is forced to choose between duty and passion, risking the life of the woman he loves in order to save the lives of thousands.
The Problem With Crazy by Lauren K. McKellar
When eighteen-year-old Kate’s father turns up drunk to graduation, she knows something is wrong—really wrong. What she doesn’t expect is a hereditary disease that will turn her life around.
The Problem With Crazy is a story about love and life—about overcoming obstacles, choosing to trust, and learning how to make the choices that will change your life forever.
Surviving Raine by Shay Savage
Isolated on a raft after their ship capsizes, an alcoholic death-match fighter and a young woman have to face the elements as well as their entwined pasts. Bastian can survive in the harshest environments, but can he survive Raine?
The Only One by Magan Vernon
Honor student, manager at the campus coffee shop, owner of an impressive sweater collection – Melanie Wilder has it all together. Then John “John Boy” Walden strolls into her life wearing nothing more than an impish grin and all-too-revealing loin cloth.
Soon, make-out sessions replace homework, lust triumphs over work. And to further crumble her perfect world, an unexpected phone call threatens to take away everything she’s worked for.
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The Dirty Anthology (The Dirty Anthology)
By K.I. Lynn, N. Isabelle Blanco and, Elena M. Reyes
Dirty Words by Elena M. Reyes
I could just not get into this story. It had me really confused.
I loved Dirty Words. It had a twist I never saw coming.
Systematic Siege: Provocative Tendencies by N. Isabelle Blanco
I was left wanting more. I need more, I need to know what happens. How does she react? What are her reasons? Her secrets?
I can’t wait to read more of this. I need to know what is going to happen.
Tempt by K.I. Lynn
I wanted Tempt to be longer.
I loved this story. I just wished it was longer.
As the book goes as a whole we will give it a 4 star
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There is something about a fighter book that gets me every time and this one was no different. Liam stole a piece of my heart.
Tria is trying to overcome her past and make a future for herself. This is her first time in the city and it is not what she thought it would be at all.
Liam is the possessive cage fighter that doesn’t want anyone to touch what is his. He has demons he fights with daily that hold him back from his life outside the cage. He keeps is past hidden well, and I can’t wait to find out more about him.
I love possessive bad boys, and Liam is no different. He’s a cage fighter with secrets that he doesn’t want to share with anyone.
When he saves Tria from some thugs in a back alley his whole world is turned upside down. I love his interaction with her, and watching him make a complete fool of himself at times. Liam has no filter, and with Tria it’s even worse.
Hands down one of the best books Shay has ever written…Five plus stars. I couldn’t put it down once I started and jumped at the chance (as usual) to read an ARC and give my thoughts.
Without giving anything away, Caged is like no book I’ve ever read before.
Are you ready for Liam “Takedown” Teague?
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This is not made for TV. This is the raw, brutal underground of no-holds-barred combat. Inside the cage there is nothing but me and the pain I inflict on those who dare enter. In the cage, I never have to worry about anyone but myself. Yet, when she began standing outside of the cage, everything changed. I was no longer fighting for the money or the glory – I was fighting for her.
“Are you just stupid?” I probably would have gone on, but she wrapped her arms around herself and glared up at me.
“Stop yelling at me!” she screamed. She turned away, but I saw her reach up with the back of her hand to swoop underneath her eyes.
I turned slightly away from her and practically bit down on my tongue to keep myself from saying anything else. I brought my fisted hands up against my stomach and tried to pull the tension inside of myself, work through it, and calm down. I could hear her crying combined with choked breaths and sniffles.
“Fuck,” I mumbled under my breath. I was starting to come off the fighting high I had been on—the tears might have helped with that—and my stomach felt tight.
After three long, deep breaths, I looked back to the girl on the ground and saw her frantically rubbing at her eyes and cheeks. She didn’t look at me as she reached out and pulled her mostly empty bag close to her. She looked inside and then looked around her at all her things on the ground.
“Sorry,” I mumbled. I wasn’t all that great at apologies, and I figured now wasn’t going to be much different. I’d obviously upset her with all my shitty comments, though. “I didn’t mean to…I just…”
I stopped talking. I didn’t know what to say, and I felt bad about yelling at her. She looked at me all red-eyed with tears staining her cheeks.
“Just don’t do that shit anymore.” I let out a big sigh.
She nodded once and then reached out to grab something off the ground near her and shoved it back into the bag. From the amount of stuff scattered all over the street, my estimate on the size of the so-called purse wasn’t too far off. There was an umbrella, a little flashlight, a bunch of tubes and bottles, and at least a half dozen pens. As I looked around some more, I saw a small notebook, a paperback book, keys, a bottle of hand lotion that was nowhere near travel sized, a stack of tissues wrapped up in a Ziploc bag, two sets of earbuds, and a checkbook. There was also a whole pile of ponytail holders, bobby pins, and those little hair-holder-things that looked like teeth.
There was shit from her bag from one side of the fucking street to the other.
She started crawling around, gathering it all up, and cramming it back inside, which gave me a fabulous view of her ass in the short-shorts style waitress uniform the place up the street usually demanded. I could kind of see how she might have thought she could use the bag as a weapon—there had been more stuff in there than really should have been able to fit. I looked around on the ground to see if there was an actual kitchen sink, or at least part of one, but I didn’t see anything metal. There was something that looked like a small rock, though.
“How do you even carry that thing around?” I asked.
“That…that purse-bag-thingy there,” I said, pointing and shaking my finger at it. I wouldn’t have admitted it, but the whole idea of the thing scared me, and I wasn’t sure why. I felt like if I got too close to it I might get sucked in, never to be seen again. “It’s insane.”
Her eyes became little slits as she looked up to me.
“There is nothing wrong with my purse!” she growled.
“It’s huge,” I said.
“It has everything I need in it.”
“It has everything you and ten of your friends could need for a week,” I replied with a laugh. “I know there are people who carry Chihuahuas in their purse, but you could fit a Dane in there.”
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Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker, and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms – especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal and Bayern Munich – and anxiously awaits the 2014 World Cup. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.
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I loved every last word! Wes Carter is hot, possessive and loyal to a fault. What more can you want in a man? Of course his bank account doesn’t look so bad either, though that doesn’t even begin to define him as a person.
This book is so well written that you fall in love with Carter and Kat right away. To watch their love unfold is amazing; they both have dreamed of one another for years. As secrets are revealed and walls come crumbling down, you appreciate the honesty and love they have for one another.
Sophie Jackson’s writing is amazing and she just sucks you right in and holds you hostage. This really is a must read book.
Wes Carter has a pound of flesh to pay, but just how far would you go to pay your debt? Sometimes it can lead you to a dark place where you find the one person you’ve been dreaming of your whole live. A pound of flesh that mirrors your own in a way that will either break down walls of prejudice or reinforce them.
Kat Lane’s pound is not as harsh as Carter’s. She teaches inmates at a prison to help her keep her promise to her dying father before he was murdered. When she starts her new job to honor her father, it just may ruin her relationship with her mother.
Is there a debt that’s too high pay? Kat and Carter learn this the hard way.