Monday, 23 December 2013


Give Me Books is one of my favourite book blogs!  They are celebrating a massive 10,000 likes with a huge giveaway!  Make sure you enter for your chance to win one of three kindles, a slice of over $800 in gift cards, as well as paperbacks and ebooks.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Not So Grinchy Giveaway

To spread the festive cheer me and a few mates, yes I'm an Aussie that's how we talk, have got together to give you...

The Not So Grinchy Giveaway

Prizes on offer:

Amazon gift cards - $25, 2 x $10, $5
Starbucks gift card - $25
2 Paperbacks
6 ebooks
Signed bookmarks

The generous contributors:



Don't miss out!

Monday, 9 December 2013


Read Tuesday is like Black Friday but for books.
For one day only authors around the globe are reducing their prices for one massive sale.

You can find out more info here:

Here are the links to purchase the Finding My Way series at the discounted price of $1.99 (US) or $12.50 for paperbacks, this Tuesday December 10th:

Finding My Way


And Eraser is still available at the everyday low price of 99c

Thursday, 5 December 2013

BOOK REVIEWS ~ The Heaven Hill Series by Laramie Briscoe

The Heaven Hill Series


If you like books that are action-packed with hot, tattooed, biker, alpha males and steamy sex scenes then this is the series for you!  Heaven Hill is a Motorcycle Club involved in illegal activities who all consider themselves to be one big family.  Each book focuses on one club member.  The first three books of the series have now been published with another five novels and two novellas promised.

What I’ve enjoyed most about this series so far is that each book has a well-rounded conclusion, no cliffhanger, and leaves you with a hint of what to expect from the next one.  Even though the stories involve a lot of different members of the club, the focus is generally on two particular people per book while still giving you insight to all of the other characters.  Not written from any particular point of view but rather you get to be inside everybody’s heads.  You get to engage with every facet of the story – a very clever style of writing.

Meant to Be

The characters sprung to life from the very first page and I felt for each and every one of them, even Lauren, Liam’s mother, who I first deemed evil, once in her head I could sympathise with her.

William Walker Jr aka Liam is a good guy with a good heart that was kind of forced into this way of life by his father.  It’s all he’s ever known and even when he doesn’t always agree with what goes down he is loyal to his club and its members.  He is the Vice President and proud of that.

Denise is a single mother who had twins at a young age and has struggled ever since.  She is in financial strife and takes on an extra shift at work to cover for Liam’s sister, a decision that changes her life forever.

Liam feels a fierce protection over Denise from the moment they meet.  I loved that about him.  He always tried to do the right thing by her.  He opens up his home and his life to her and her kids.  It’s really heart-warming to read.

There are plenty of twists and turns in this story - it will keep you guessing.  Be prepared for action and suspense and plenty of steam!  There are also some truly horrible and scary moments in this book too that will keep you turning those pages.
Denise gives Liam the peace he needed, but didn't know he wanted, in his life.  I loved this story!  And the ending was perfect!

Out of Darkness

Meredith, the young, career-driven reporter we met in Meant to Be is no longer.  In her place is Meredith the rape victim.  This book starts off in a very dark place.  It is raw and gritty.  The rape that Meredith endured was horrific and recovering from that is not easy.

Luckily she has a fierce protector in Tyler.  He is a badass but at the same time he is hiding a heart of gold.  He keeps Meredith safe, while giving her time to adjust and work through her demons.  I love that he gave up her bed and a good night’s sleep for her time and time again, just to make sure she was okay.

I love Tyler!  He is my favourite out of Laramie’s men!  He is a warrior and he cares so deeply for Meredith, which is something he’s never had before.  He is also sexy as hell and has a wicked sense of humour!  Who wouldn’t want a giant of a guy like Tyler looking out for them?  He is the definition of the ‘knight in shining armour.’

I thoroughly enjoyed uncovering Tyler’s past and watching the relationship between Tyler and Meredith grow.  This book was even HOTTER than the first one.  Plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing.  Loved it!

Losing Control

First off, I’ve got to say, Jagger Stone is a wicked biker/rock star name!  Jagger has the swagger and the hotness that all the girls’ want a piece of - He can sing, he’s tough and he is extremely good looking.  He also only has eyes for Bianca.  I found him to be a bit of contradiction, on the one hand he was good with the ladies but on the other he had trouble asking Bianca out.  I guess this was because she was different - even if he didn't realise it right away.

Bianca is focused and driven, wanting nothing more than to achieve her teaching degree and get her life started.  But she is also lonely and broke.  So she takes Jagger up on his offer of dating while she pays of her car repairs and she is surprised by him.  Jagger is so much more than she ever gave him credit for.  Their attraction is a slow burning one, but when they do get together – WOW!

Of course this wouldn't be a Heaven Hill book without drama and action, mystery, intrigue and kick-ass bad boy moments.  I loved it!  And I loved Jagger, but Tyler is still the one for me.

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What I love most about this series is that you get to re-visit with each character in every book.  Each book ends with a hint of what to expect from the next one without having a cliffhanger.  I highly recommend you get on board with this series, particularly if you are a fan of Sons of Anarchy.  I cannot wait for the next instalment!

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Sunday, 1 December 2013

BOOK REVIEW ~ Guard My Heart by AJ Summer

Title:  Guard My Heart
Author:  AJ Summer
Genre:  New Adult Romance
Series:  Tainted Hearts #0.5

Cover Designed By:  Cover to Cover Designs


Bound by birth - Separated by consequence



Guard My Heat is book one in the Tainted Hearts Series. It follows the twins Kyle and Mia through seven days that changed their lives forever.

NOTE:  This book contains mature and sensitive content and is not suitable for readers under 18.

My Review

First of all, how awesome is that cover?  If it doesn't make you want to read it then the blurb should.  Seven days.  So much can happen in a week.  Follow first Kyle and then twin Mia's story in this unique tale.

This book absolutely blew me away!  The characters are real and the circumstances in which these two live are totally relatable.  This book has a bit of everything; sweet young love, edge-of-your-seat drama, heart-stopping action, twists and turns, delectable poetry. 

You will feel for these characters, their fears, their turmoil, their heartbreak.  They will also make you smile with both swoon-worthy moments and ones of humour.

“Who needs a black belt in karate when you have a fan belt in kick ass right?"

I instantly fell in love with Kyle.  He was sweet and kind, with such love and dedication to his family that he was willing to make the biggest sacrifice of all.  His heart is in the right place and I couldn't help but root for him.  I just wanted him to get the girl and live the normal life he craved so much.  The heart-pounding action that happens in his part of the story had me on the edge of my seat and continually guessing.

“You are not alive. Your heart beats because that is what your brain
tells it to do.

Your lungs expand because that is what is required to continue existing.
You are not in control. Terror.”
Mia is heartbreaking.  Her poetry is beautiful.  And her troubles and insecurities, though understandable, are sometimes shocking.  She's hurting and has no confidence in herself.  Until seven days that changed it all.

“I look into brown eyes filled with love and lust. I'm drowning in a sea of melted chocolate and sex. Fuck! Why haven’t I married this girl yet?”

Jase.  What can I say?  At first he is all mysterious but Mia breaks through to him and as the story progresses we get to visit inside his head too.  And wow!  What a guy!  He is perfect for Mia and exactly what she needs.  He is hot and sweet too!

I really cannot say much else without giving too much away.  You have been warned - there is no happy ending.  There is a cliffhanger, but having said that the story still feels complete.  I'm usually looking for a HEA in the books I read but for some reason I was totally okay, more than okay – I was perfectly satisfied, with this ending.

This is AJ's debut, though you wouldn't know it from the quality of the writing.
  The perfect flow of words and her use of imagery makes for a truly breathtaking read.  If you are looking for something a little different then this is it!  It is dark, gritty, full of raw emotions but has its sweet moments too.  I HIGHLY recommend you read this.  I am desperately waiting for the next book, which I am told isn’t too far away.

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About the Author

AJ Summer lives in a dusty little town in South Africa. 
She married her high school sweetheart and has three kiddies. One special little boy and two beautiful little girls. 
She loves getting lost in the reading world and writes her own poems.
And even though she once wrote a story about a little mouse who lived in a tower made of cheese, she has never pursued writing until now.
Guard My Heart is her debut novel and the first in the Tainted Heart series.  Book two will make an appearance shortly after.

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

One very lucky author

A ground-breaking event is happening next year. The Sydney Author Event 2014 is set to be the largest book signing of its type to be held in Australia. Mark your calendars for November 29.  It is going to be epic!

Here is the list of authors announced so far:

The event is open to both Australian and International artists.  Best Sellers as well as little known authors like me.  Yes me!  I am also one of the authors that has been invited.  It is an absolute honour and a privilege to be included in such a monumental event!  And to be amongst some of my favourite authors.  I am in awe that this has even occurred!  If someone had of told me a year ago that I would get such an amazing opportunity, I so would have laughed in their face!  Hell, if they had of told me three weeks ago I would have.

And this awesome list is only the beginning!  I have been told that there are to be more announcements coming soon.  I cannot wait!

Of course, this wouldn't be happening if it wasn't for some very dedicated women at Delphi RoseA.K.A. The Book Harlots ReviewConfessions From Romaholics and Natasha is a Book Junkie.

Follow the event on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest info.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

BOOK REVIEW ~ Try by Ella Frank

Title:   TRY
Author:   Ella Frank

Genre:   M/M Erotic Romance
Release Date:   November 12, 2013
Series:  Temptation #1


Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone.

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed—after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto—if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try?

And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

Just coming out of a four-year marriage with an ex-wife from hell, a relationship is the last thing on Tate’s mind. He’s starting fresh and trying to get back on his feet with a new job at an upscale bar in downtown Chicago.

The only problem is, Tate has caught the unwavering and unwelcome attention of Mr. Logan Mitchell – a regular at the bar and a man who always gets what he wants.

Night after night Tate fends off the persistent advances of the undeniably charismatic man, but after an explosive moment in the bar, all bets are off as he finds his body stirring with a different desire than his mind.
As arrogance, stubbornness and sexual tension sizzles between the two, it threatens to change the very course of their lives.

Logan doesn’t do relationships. Tate doesn’t do men. But what would happen if they both just gave in and…tried?

My Review:

This book hooked me in from the very first page.  Having had a taste of Logan in Edible I was more than happy to have some more!  Logan is a sexy smart-mouthed asshole that you cannot help but love.  He is quick-witted and charming and oh so very determined to get his way!

Logan is instantly taken by Tate and aggressively pursues him.  There were times in this book I expected Tate to punch Logan’s lights out for his crude and forceful ways.  In fact, even I wanted to!  Tate does put up a good fight though and makes Logan work very hard.  And that’s no surprise as he has never had an interest in men before now.

I love Logan and his dirty mouth though I have to say I love Tate even more!  He is sexy and sweet, humorous and cheeky.  I connected with Tate probably more than, I think, I have ever connected with a male character before.  I felt his hesitation and confusion, his worries and insecurities. 

Tate’s battle is a huge one.  Being attracted to Logan goes against everything he has ever believed in.

“Cause I can’t stop wanting you and you’re a GUY.  I don’t like guys.  Ugh, I don’t understand
why I’m… shit… no one I know will understand.”

There is no need to imagine just how hard a time Tate is having, as reading this book I felt what he was going through, it was very realistic.  I am a huge fan of Ella’s writing.  She has a way of weaving a slow burn between her characters that builds into a massive explosion of heat leaving you reeling.  I have read and enjoyed a few different ‘male on male’ sex scenes in the past but this is the first time I’ve read a full novel dedicated to it.  I am so glad that Ms. Frank was the one to pop that cherry! 

It’s surprising that this book is Ella’s first ‘try’ at M/M erotica because she goes at it like a pro (pun intended)!  The descriptions of what each character feels both physically and emotionally, really connected me to the moment.  What I found interesting in this was the aggressiveness between the two.  How quick they were to say ‘fuck you’ and turn on one another.  And also how sexually driven they were - totally unafraid to say what they wanted in the heat of the moment.

“Now, stick your tongue in my mouth and feel me.”

“You’re one sexy motherfucker when you’re turned-on, you know that?”

“So are you.”

The story was told with a sense of humour also…

“What do I need to get you into my bed?”  Logan asked boldly.

Tate couldn’t help the laugh escaping his mouth at Logan’s directness.  “A vagina?”

Having not read the genre before it surprised me just how much of a turn on it was.  The sexual tension is off the charts, and the power of two sexy alpha males together was insanely HOT!  I’d go as far as to say that this book contains some of the HOTTEST, EXPLOSIVE sex scenes I have ever read!  Though it wasn’t just about sex, there really is a fantastic, romantic story here too.

I honestly could not find fault with this book and am giving it FIVE SEXY-HOT STARS!  I cannot wait for more of Tate and Logan’s story in book two, TAKE.  

“You’d be surprised at what I might do when asked to try.”


Logan stroked his slippery palm up Tate’s engorged length, watching his face go from sexual torment to one of pure, unadulterated lust while his hips moved, driving his cock through Logan’s fist.
“Open your eyes,” Logan demanded as he continued to pump his hand up and down.
Tate’s brown eyes opened, catching on his, and Logan could tell that he’d finally let go of all thoughts and was just feeling in this moment.
“Fuck yes,” Tate rasped, right before he cupped Logan’s face and tackled him backward onto the bed.

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Author Bio:

I am the author of the Exquisite Series, including Exquisite, Entice and Edible. I also released my first Erotic Novel, Blind Obsession in March 2013.

I'm a happily married woman and mother to a crazy cat. I've been writing ever since I fell in love with falling in love, and I credit that to my Nan, who handed me my first romance novel.

Currently, I reside in the Southern portion of the United States.

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