The Taste Of Her WordsThe Taste Of Her Words by Candace Knoebel

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My thanks go to the author for the advanced reader copy of this book.

I’m going to start this review off by saying that I have previously read this authors PNR series Night Watchmen. I loved that series so when I was given the opportunity to apply for the ARC of this book I was certain I was going to enjoy it. However, a small part of me was shocked by the change in genre and it being a contemporary romance but I went into it with an open mind and I’m pleased to say I really enjoyed it.

Okay, so Andy is a single mother taking care of her 10-year-old son. She also happens to be an aspiring writer but due to being a single mother and life getting in the way she is unable to fulfill that dream. She is also dealing with a bullying and controlling ex who just happens to be the father of her son who is hell bent on making her life as miserable as possible by going after full custody of their son just so he can have all the power over her. Andy is also secretly in love with her younger brothers’ best friend.

Dean has always had a thing for Andy and five years ago they ended up kissing, however because of Andy and her fears and her reluctance to rock the boat with her ex and protect her son, Andy walks away. Obviously, Dean is devastated.

Now it’s the present day and they’re thrown back into each other’s lives. The old feelings are still there, even more so. Those pent-up feelings are tenfold now and the attraction resurfaces. After spending a little time together, they begin the relationship they wanted to start 5 years ago. BUT things aren’t as easy and care free as they seem and starting a relationship whilst fending off all sorts of issues that are thrown their way isn’t going to be easy.

I really enjoyed the characters although if I have any criticism it’s that Dean wasn’t passionate enough for me, I would have liked to have seen a little more aggression in passionate terms. I thought Andy was the right kind of shy, she had that girl next door feel to her, the one you can’t help having some empathy and sympathy for. I’m probably going to sound like a loon for saying this but I really enjoyed Matt’s character, not the abusive part but the perhaps redeemable part. It doesn’t excuse any of the unspeakable things he had done but gave him that humanitarian edge.
All in all, though I really enjoyed it. It’s a testament to an author when they can make you go through several different emotions in one book and that is what happened whilst reading The Taste of Her Words.

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Review – Ravenous: Triskaidekaphilia

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My thanks go to the publishers for the ARC of this book.

I have loved reading the anthologies that Pen and Kink have thrown my way previously. They always have a mixture of stories to suit and the best thing? They’re all rolled up in one neat little book.

I also just have to point out that I love PNR and anything to do with vampires and the undead so after reading the blurb, knew this would be right up my alley.

Theres an eclectic array of stories to suit all vampire lovers and they range from mild to kind of horrific. You have your alien vampires, your run of the mill romantic vampires and then there are the vampires who simply kill humans for the sake of it. Each story has a different way of depicting their version of what they think a vampire is or how they should act etc.

It’s not just the blood and gore side of things either, again each story has the romantic vibe, some more erotic than others and I kind of think this anthology works well like that so that maybe you’re interested in a dark story but afterwards feel you need something to lighten your mood, then you have that range. Don’t get me wrong though, these aren’t sweet reads, they’re not for the faint of heart, but, they are for those that are looking for something a little different and pardon the pun, something to ‘sink your teeth into.’

Each time I see these anthologies put together, it really makes me smile, theyre stories that I can read over and over and that to me has winner on it. Look forward to more.

Happy Reading 🙂

Forbidden Bonds by Lexi C. Foss: Cover Reveal and excerpt. Plus preorder available.


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•Blurb•

What if everything you knew was a lie? 

Tom left his role in the Special Forces to pursue his legacy with the humanitarian agency his father created. Leading the organization is his future, but his latest assignment leaves him questioning everything he’s ever known.

Hope is a dangerous convention.

Secrets unfold as Tom forms a forbidden bond with his new charge. The immortal woman evokes memories and feelings long forgotten, forcing him to face the biggest challenge of his life.

Can two tortured souls find solace and love in one another?

As sexual tension and emotions flare between them, they will both need to decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice for love.


•Excerpt•

Amelia touched the metal choker around her neck and grumbled, “This bloody thing follows me even into my dreams.” If she ever got it off, she’d make Jonathan Fitzgerald eat it.

“Amelia,” Tom’s deep voice rumbled, “this isn’t a dream.”

“What?”

“You’re not dreaming.”

She smiled and shook her head. Of course she was dreaming. What else could this be? There was water, sunshine, and trees. “I wish for you to go now.” No need for the handsome Sentinel to spoil her temporary reprieve from reality.

“I wish I could, but I’m stuck here for the foreseeable future.” Tom rose to his full height beside her and held out a hand. “Let’s get back to the cabin. You need a shower, and I need to get some sleep.”

She frowned at his long, masculine fingers. He wiggled them once in an impatient gesture that matched the tick in his square jaw. She stood up and found the top of her head barely met his chin. The heat radiating from his broad chest felt very real, so real that she pinched her thigh to test his theory. A slight pain radiated up her side, making her eyes widen. “I’m not dreaming?”

He gave her a small smile. “No, Amelia. You’re very much awake.”

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Lexi C. Foss is a writer lost in the IT world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list. Many of the places she’s visited can be seen in her writing, including the mythical world of Hydria which is based on Hydra in the Greek islands. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim. 

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Release Blitz: Dark Confusion

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Dark Confusion

by J.Thompson

Publication date: 2nd June 2017

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Synopsis

He had failed.
Callum was one of the best warriors the enforcers had in their ranks, only he felt like a failure. He had failed to protect the one thing that was more important than his own life. She had been taken from him and now he couldn’t find her, and he feared the worst. But he wouldn’t give up, not when his heart told him she was still alive. He would never give up until he found her, no matter how lost she may seem.

Helena was lost.
Lost to her own mind and to her soul. Since that fateful night she has felt torn, split in half, searching for a way out and the one thing that will complete her and make her feel whole again. Her only problem: she doesn’t know what is real or a figment of her imagination. Memories and deep, dark fantasies have merged, making her existence seem like a cruel joke. Can Helena fight the demons within herself? Can she free herself from the prison that is her mind?

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About J Thompson

J. Thompson is a freelance writer of fantasy fiction and paranormal romance. Jenn has always loved history, so using her wild imagination and tying in her love of history and fantasy, she started writing. With her debut novel, Soulkiss, along with a few other titles now available, Jenn has her sights set on producing some more mythical inspired novels, along with a future series based on some hard-assed demons.
She has many hobbies which include jewellery making, cross stitch and paper crafts, but also works out with her husband at their local gym. As well as this, they both attend Caveman training.
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Feature – Winning Ace by Tracie Delaney

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Winning Ace

by Tracie Delaney
Winning Ace #1
Publication Date: May 29, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Serial

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SYNOPSIS:

When the opportunity arises for journalist Tally McKenzie to meet tennis ace Cash Gallagher, she grabs it without hesitation. Desperate for a killer story to advance her career, she’ll have to betray her idol and her own morals into the bargain if she is to succeed.

Renowned bad boy Cash wants one thing; to remain at the top of his game. He’s fought hard to get there, and he’s not about to lose his crown, especially over a woman.

When Cash divulges personal information, Tally seizes her chance and writes an explosive article. Incensed, Cash sets out to get his revenge. Except the darling of centre court gets more than he bargained for—a passionate affair with a woman he should detest.

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When the opportunity arises for journalist Tally McKenzie to meet tennis ace Cash Gallagher, she grabs it without hesitation. Desperate for a killer story to advance her career, she’ll have to betray her idol and her own morals into the bargain if she is to succeed.


Renowned bad boy Cash wants one thing; to remain at the top of his game. He’s fought hard to get there, and he’s not about to lose his crown, especially over a woman.


When Cash divulges personal information, Tally seizes her chance and writes an explosive article. Incensed, Cash sets out to get his revenge. Except the darling of centre court gets more than he bargained for—a passionate affair with a woman he should detest.

But Cash is a man with secrets—secrets that could destroy his career. Dare he take the risk? Or is the cost too great, even for his perfect match.
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• My Review •

My thanks go to the author for the ARC of this book.

My rating: 5 stars
You know those books that stay with you, that you think of long after you’ve read them because they were that good they refuse to leave you? Well this book is one of them.
This is Tracie Delaney’s debut novel and is the first in an overarching trilogy and if this is anything to go by then the rest are going to be awesome.

Okay, so in Winning Ace we see Cash Gallagher, a tennis ace and all round bad boy whose attitude is he’s basically king dick. He also hates reporters with a passion and tries to steer clear as much as possible, only letting them in to his career side of things. 

Natalia ‘Tally’ McKenzie is a reporter on the cusp of a career breakout. If only she can get the story. Cue betraying her tennis idol and crush Cash. 

Take one pissed off tennis star, throw in a loved up reporter, shake it up with a bit of scandal and you’ve got yourself a ‘Winning Ace’ of a story. I loved the concept of this story, I myself love sports romances and tennis is my favourite to play, (not professionally – obvs) watch and now read about. 

The heat and chemistry between Cash and Tally is so intense, it gives you the belly flutter and the goose bumps. It’s definitely one of those books that if someone walked past you whilst reading it, you’d stealthily close it just because of the heat intensity. 

The cameraderie and laughter elements are there too, the relationship between Tally and her best friend is what I’d expect a best friend to be. Someone who’s there for you and has a laugh with you and tells you your faults, but in the nicest possible way. 

The only downside really is that as stated it does have an overarching plot and so the story doesn’t get tied up in this book, however, the author has stated that she has set the book to release pretty much simultaneously so hopefully us readers aren’t waiting too long for more Cash and Tally. 

This book and this author has left me wanting more and I cannot wait for the rest of the series to come to fruition.

Happy Reading 🙂

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Author FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/TracieDelaneyAuthor/

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Website: http://www.traciedelaneyauthor.com

Plus, if you sign up to her newsletter on her website, she’s currently having a rafflecopter giveaway, where you could bag yourself a £20 Amazon Gift Card. 

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Sexsomnia: Sleepless in Manhattan by Anya Omah


Sexsomnia: Sleepless in Manhattan

My thanks go to the author for this ARC.

Oh. My. God! What a book!

Most definitely unputdownable. I pretty much devoured this book, I loved it that much.

Reading the title, I was a little dubious. I mean I don’t think I’d ever heard the word Sexsomnia before, however the blurb sold it.

Abby is a sexsomniac, meaning she carries out sexual acts on herself whilst she is asleep. It’s a subconscious thing that she isn’t even aware that she does. After a devastating incident occurs resulting in her being unable to trust men, she decides to do a sleep study to see if she initiates things in her sleep. She needs answers to the incident that occurred so that she can move on. She applies for a job as a PA unknowingly changing her life in the process.

When a feisty female, walks into his elevator and tells him off and to stick his job, Jayden really doesn’t know how to deal. On the one hand he’s left indignant, I mean how dare anybody talk to him like that. On the other hand, no one has ever spoken to him like that and he finds it kind of turns him on and is refreshing all at the same time.

After a little coaxing in which Abby agrees to work for him, they find that the issues going on and secrets they’re keeping are really testing them. After realising that feelings are building, how can a relationship built on secrets work?

I read lots of contemporary romances, that and paranormal romance are my favourite, but I can honestly say I’ve never read anything with this sort of storyline. It was very interesting to read about. There were things I’d never even heard of. I can’t really give away anything without spoiling the plot and everyone knows I don’t like spoilers.

I’m looking forward to reading more by this author. Her way of writing is real and authentic and very engaging.

Happy Reading 😊