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Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Gear up for GEARS OF BRASS! 

A world like ours, but filled with gears of brass, where the beating heart is fueled by steam and the simplest creation is a complex clockwork device.

Within this tome, you’ll find steampunk fairy tale re-tellings, as well as original stories that will send your gears turning. 

Welcome to the steampunk realm, with eleven authors guiding your path.

GEARS OF BRASS is a steampunk anthology published through Curiosity Quills.  It will be available for purchase on November 10, 2014.  Within the pages, you’ll come across clockwork inventions and steampunk-ified fairy tale retellings.  Eleven authors will guide you through worlds filled with airships, top hats, and corsets.

Meet the authors:

Jordan Elizabeth writes young adult fantasy for Curiosity Quills, including ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW which was published in October and the upcoming TREASURE DARKLY; she’s represented by the Belcastro Agency.

J. Million is the author of Last of the Giants and can always be found reading or writing.

Lorna MacDonald Czarnota is a professional storyteller and author of several books including, Medieval Tales That Kids Can Read and Tell, Breadline Blue, Legends Lore and Secrets of Western New York, Wicked Niagara, Native American and Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York, and Dancing at the Crossroads: Stories and Activities for At-Risk Youth Programming.

SA Larsen is represented by Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary and is the author of published short stories, community-interest stories, and magazine articles focused on children.

Grant Eagar is an Engineer who would take the tales he told his children at bed time, and transform them into fantasy stories.

Clare Weze is the author of The House of Ash (forthcoming) and the co-author and editor of Cloudscapes over the Lune.

Eliza Tilton: gamer, writer and lover of dark chocolate; author of the YA Fantasy, BROKEN FOREST, published by Curiosity Quills Press.

Heather Talty's stories have been featured in Enchanted Conversation, as well as her own fractured fairy tale site, Mythopoetical (

 W.K. Pomeroy is a third generation writer who has published more than 70 short stories/articles/poems across many genres and styles, which now includes Steampunk.

Christine Baker is the author of Lana's End, The Guild of Dagda, and many more.

Natalia Darcy: a bookilicious reader, tea drinker and Zumba aficionado who enjoys playing cards against humanity and washing her hair with ice cold water.

You can get your steampunk fix before GEARS OF BRASS is released in November.  To enter for your chance to win a copy of GEARS OF BRASS, you will need to share the cover.  This can be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter… Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper (#insert link) to record it.  It will give you more chances to win.  The drawing for the winner will be held on October 27th. 
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Friday, September 12, 2014


Keri Lake, author of the Sons of Wrath series, is stepping outside of paranormal romance for a standalone contemporary romance, set in her hometown of Detroit. Here is your first glimpse at the cover and blurb! Add it to your Goodreads shelf and be sure to enter the rafflecopter below!


By Keri Lake

Adult Contemporary Romance - Standalone
Expected Release Date: Spring 2015
Image credit: Specular


The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without.
Three years ago, I had everything.
A beautiful wife.
A son.
A reason for living.
Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling.
They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I'm cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife.
A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right.
I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who's seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer.
Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife.
An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him.
If she doesn’t destroy me first.

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Monday, August 25, 2014


Robyn M. Pierce
Robyn M. Pierce is an author from Las Vegas, where the night is never-ending. She has two white cats that lure her into taking catnaps more often than not and can be terrorists when it’s dinnertime.
The Lanistter Chronicles has been her primary focus since 2006, when she started writing stories of her own. (She used to be a fan fiction writer!)
While on her journey with the Lanistter family, she has come up with enough book ideas to fill a shelf, and there are still more to come.
Check her out online at
Darkest Embrace
Dark Fantasy
While running away to escape the actions of her deceased father, Elyssa Smith is caught in the worst storm that Lanistter Isle has ever seen, forcing her to seek shelter in the only place nearby -- Lanistter Castle. Soon, however, it's made clear that the inhabitants of the castle are the ones she's running away from in the first place.

Zeke Lanistter is the head of the European Lanistter branch -- and a sadist through and through. He has bloody plans for Elyssa, and will stop at nothing to get rid of her.

Reid Lanistter is known by many for his womanizing. But when Elyssa enters the castle, he does all he can to protect her from Zeke, unexpectedly morphing into a one-woman man.

In a sinister turn of events, Reid becomes the danger to Elyssa's life, and it’s Zeke who finds himself doing whatever he can to protect Elyssa...
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Saturday, August 9, 2014


GiMMEE - The GeminiGirls M/M Extravaganza Event 
When is it?
18, 19 & 20 August 2014
What’s happening?
  • At least 2 spotlight authors each day
  • new releases
  • review links
  • mini-interviews for each spotlight author
  • reviews for (free) Love’s Landscapes books
  • giveaway bundle each day
Spotlights on:
Barbara Elsborg, Garrett Leigh, Eva Lefoy, Shiloh Saddler, Bonnie Dee, Summer Devon
Also featured:
Aleks Voinov, LA Witt, Kaje Harper, Kimber Vale, Lisa Henry, Vanessa North

Friday, August 8, 2014


My rating: 2 out of 5 stars

*Please note, book was gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Eternally Bound by K.A. Young is a story about love... past, present and the blurred line in between. Caroline is happily married to husband Philip and all is well until nightmares begin to plague her and take their toll on her and those she loves.

Unfortunately, I struggled for the entire length of this book even though I was intrigued by the initial idea/plot behind it. I was put off by the couple right from the start and I never recovered. There is a 15 year age difference between Caroline and her husband. That's no biggie to me. It was stated that she was twenty four so that would make Philip thirty nine yet the way he spoke and gushed it he came across more like eighty nine. The dialogue was just waaaay over the top sweet. Like sickly sweet. It was odd, almost creepy, therefor robbing any chance of "romantic" for me.

Caroline was very plain. She held no real personality and came across as very 'mousey housewife'. It's really hard to get into a book when you have no interest whatsoever in the lead characters. Add the slow start, I didn't have even so much as a spark of interest until around chapter 11. It was around that point when other characters were introduced and while they had more depth than the previous two, it wasn't enough to really kick the story into gear for me. I'm not sure how I feel about the character o Thaddeus. I never got to a point where I wanted to root for him, nor was there any swooning on my part and I do love me some brooding leading me. His brief 'alpha' attempts fell short.

Eternally Bound isn't a poorly written book, quite the opposite actually. Author K.A. Young is a talent and had an interesting inspiration behind this story and there is definitely an audience for it. For me, however, it was just too sweet, too convenient and too civil. Considering all that went down, the betrayals, the realizations, I wanted, expected more angst and raw emotions. I guess I prefer my heroines with a little more venom in their veins and my heroes to be less of a boy scout.


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Tuesday, August 5, 2014


My review: 4 out of 5 stars

***Please note, a copy of this book was gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review***

"You are an asshole, but a misguided one." ~Eve

A big thanks to author Sofia Grey for giving me the opportunity to read and review the second installment of her Talisman series, Craving. I also had the privilege to read book one but I have to say, I liked this one better, love it actually!

As noted above, Dante is kind of an asshole. He's grumpy, has the a chip on his shoulder and tends the shun the rich kids mainly before they can shun him first. He has no real place to call home so he crashes wherever he can, including cold empty buildings. He holds séance, makes contact with spirits to make his money and what little he makes isn't his to keep. Dante made a deal with the devil...

What's so great about Craving is that it's a group effort. I have a habit of reading books, picking out one, two characters tops and to hell with the rest. In Craving, I not only liked the two leads but the supporting cast as well. In fact, my stand out is a little Goth-girl named Eve. Hands down, FAVORITE CHARACTER. She's charming, witty and is a quirky voice of reason. Not to mention she can appreciate a hot guy when she sees one. ;-)

Bumpy pacing is enough to make my eye twitch but this story flowed very nicely with a great mix of intrigue, romance, paranormal deliciousness and wait. WTF JUST HAPPENED? I loved the twists and turns and while there is no throw your kindle against the wall type of cliffhanger, it does set up NICELY for book 3. Ms. Grey can't write fast enough!

Saturday, July 26, 2014


My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

***Gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review***

"May all the Gods help you when Ares finds out what you've done, Apollo, because I won't."


And really, was there much Apollo DIDN'T DO? More on the Golden God in a minute...

Raven. Kingdoms of War, the finale of the Of War series by Lisa Beth Darling begins with  a recap, via Raven. He's on the island, his mind is spinning in all directions, he's putting things together, making realizations about the family around him, himself...his mother. The scene between Raven and Alena was a LONG TIME coming and provided a nice kick start to what turned out to be a heart wrenching, emotionally charged ending to this amazing saga.

While everything came to a head, all of the characters, in a sense, found themselves. Not that Ares, Alena and their two children have ever been one dimensional characters but in this finale we, the reader, get to see them grow and come full circle. Ares, our fierce God of War faces his toughest challenge in all his many years and we see the heart, and sometimes tears, that comes with the beauty and brawn. Have your tissue ready, just. sayin'. Between father and son....damn it. Little Rose shined bright. She was quite the scene stealer on more than one occasion as did the son I love to love and hate...Eros. Alena demonstrated the true essence of woman and the inner strength we posses when necessary. While I love, LOVE this family, it was Apollo, bat. shit. crazy. Apollo who stole the show!!!

Apollo has never been the poster boy for mental health but let me just say, he flipped his shit like only Apollo could.  If there was ever a character you LOVE to HATE. He has shocked me multiple times throughout this series but here, in the Kingdoms of War, I couldn't believe what I was reading. Just when I thought he couldn't possibly top his last dastardly deed...he did. My jaw was on the floor most of the time and I loved every minute of it. Oh the dark places he went...

This was very close to being a 5 star read for me. One real issue was that I did feel it went on a little longer than necessary. I loved the multiple story lines taking place all at once and how it all came together but for me, it could have been condensed a little bit. Secondly, Lenore. I didn't dislike the character per say but I wanted more for my Dark Prince and the pacing for the pairing didn't flow for me. Speaking of...while we the reader know Raven father two children with two different mothers yet (unless I missed it) the fate of only ONE of those children was revealed, even as the story came to an end.

If you haven't yet discovered this series, what are you waiting for?! It's dark, twisted, sexy and Gods everywhere you turn. What's not to love?!  Please be advised...Kingdoms of War contains scenes that may be offensive to some viewers including, but not limited to, rape and incest ..we ARE talking bout the Greek Gods after all ;-)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014





With nearly four billion souls lost to the ravages of anarchy and the dreaded disease Major Falls, Ares and Raven journey the Mortal World vainly reaching for a sliver of what was only to discover what will be. Unleashed by Apollo, Major Falls—a weaponized version of the flu and rabies-- has wiped out every person of watery Mortal Blood.


From the fiery wreckage a new world is slowly arising one where the descendants of Olympians, Celts, Dark Fae, and all manner of Magickal Being will rule. For the last millennium the Dark Kingdom has sent small legions of its Daughters in search of its Lost Queen. Among their number is Lenora, a sharp tongued Dark Fae who joins up with ARES hoping to get close to its leader, Raven. And she does.


The Wolf inside the God of War contracts Major Falls. As Ares and Athena wander the world hoping to curtail further damage by obliterating weapons of mass destruction he slowly succumbs to the sickness taking over his fevered rabid mind. Ares may not live to see the glory of Olympus restored nor fight to keep his Wife. If he does, how high will be the price for Ares' life? How long will Alena have to keep paying Apollo even once Ares is crowned King of Olympus?




Ares' hips moved upward in a meaningful stroke, he pierced through her body penetrating deep into her snug walls slick with waiting, making her flinch, making her cringe and shudder. She shrank away from him a moment. The hand cupping her bottom went to her jaw to hold it firmly, "You fear me?  Your Lover?"

There was no flinching or hesitation, "Never."

As she slumped against him, sliding further down on him, Ares dark eyes rolled back in his head until only the whites showed below his fluttering lids. For a second his knees threatened to give out he began sinking to floor.  Letting go of her wrists pinned above her head he expected her arms to fall limp at her sides but they didn't they wrapped around him filling him with a new strength as they raked across his back and called to his wild nature.  Feeling the fire explode to a full grown inferno, Ares stood up again planting his hand on her ass, the palm encircling her jaw eased over her chin, caressed her neck, just before it clamped around her throat as his lips closed down over hers, he felt it work hard as his tongue invaded her mouth, cutting off her air.  The legs around his waist squeezed, the wet walls suckling his cock swelled, and instead of fighting for precious air she kept her legs locked tight, using her thighs to pump up and down on him, to grind against him and welcome him home.




Lisa lives in her hometown of New London, CT with her husband of 28 years, Roy. Together the two have raised two adult daughters and, as of this writing, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first grandchild.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014


My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Phew! What a ride. First I would like to thank Ms. Miller and the PAC R2R group (via Goodreads) for giving me the opportunity to read 500 Days. In the beginning, 500 Days seemed to be EXACTLY what I was looking for, I mean, angsty rocker and snarky heroine with a chip on her shoulder? Yes please!

Alexis, aka Alex, is the only girl in a family full of brothers whose names all begin with the letter J (while cute, this caused some confusion for me, trying to keep them all straight)and they are quite the crew. I fell in love with every single brother, immediately, and I felt it was the "brotherly love" that was the strongest connection in this entire book. They were "real" and natural without it turning into a bad after school special.

Alexis, along with best friend/cousin Decklan work at a local bar to pay their way through college. This is where resident bad boy-rocker-whore guy comes into play. Casper is apparently what all the college girls are doing these days yet he has his sights set on the firecracker behind the bar.

I'm a little torn when it comes to the push and pull that went down between Alex and Casper for the entire length of the book. On hand, I loved that she would go toe to toe with him at every turn but after awhile, it became exhausting. I love a fiesty heroine who takes no shit but Alex slowly became a walking cartoon character as the story progressed. One that was borderline abusive. I just wasn't comfortable with how aggressive she was with Casper. Granted, a dramatic slap across the face is almost a given in Contemporary Romance but hell, it was like Casper left his balls in a guitar case somewhere. The sex scenes were okay but the constant "grunts" and Casper using the word "undies"

This book would have done well to have been trimmed down a bit, or a lot. With a whopping 528 pages, there were large chunks of the plot that just went on and on and on and a nod to the title came in a little too late and then ending, the DRAMATIC ending, in a way, made me want to put a fork in my eye. It felt cheesy and out of place given the "grit" of the rest of the book.

I don't want to be harsh, I really don't. There were aspects of this book that I loved. There were heartfelt scenes that just ripped my heart out and the relationships between all the characters was extremely powerful and well written. There were times I had tears running down my face and loved every minute of it. Unfortunately, the heroine lost her appeal to me and there were some plot holes that rubbed me the wrong way. So while I felt that 500 Days had more potential than it was able to deliver, it's still an impressive novel by a "new to me" author I really look forward to reading more from in the future.


My rating:3 out of 5 stars

First things first, a big thanks to the authors and PAC R2R (via Goodreads) for giving me the opportunity to read Alphas Unleashed. I struggled with my rating because while I liked all four stories, I didn't like them equally and over all, a couple of them were entirely too short. I realize this is a bundle and I've read many where there are novella's grouped together and that would have been great. Alphas Unleashed, however, felt like more of a sampler.

With that being said, book 1 is The Warriors Heart. The Cooper brothers will easily steal your heart and I loved the idea, the plot of the world that was created. Unfortunately, because of the length, it felt a bit rushed to me and while I adored the brothers, there was nothing "ALPHA" about them. They were incredibly sweet and little brother especially had me grinning like a fool.

Next up was Sealed With a Kiss. I really enjoyed this one and wanted MORE. Mina Khan is definitely an author that I'll look for in the future. I loved that it took place near me (Houston), in the heart of the Montrose area no less. Rayez was delish and the back and forths between he and Selene were fantastic. This too, however felt rushed.

Dead Drop had so much potential. I'm actually on the fence as to whether I want to seek out this series or not. I do love me some demons and Palla truly fit the bill. Some of the more intense, emotional scenes were so beautifully written. Unfortunately, while I appreciate the fact that this story included a social issue (racial diversity), I felt like it was overkill. She's African American and self conscious about it, or about how others see her I should say. Ok, great foundation, that lets me know where she's coming from but I don't need an oddly placed mention of her debating cornrows or not to remind me. LIke I said, on the fence with this one.

Last and definitely not least, Chimera Born, was my favorite, hands down. Even though it too was a novella, it didn't feel quite as rushed and the world building was much better. Ms. Callahan painted the picture for me quite well and developed her characters nicely in just a few pages. Atom is an abomination, a Dark Prince who has been held captive but hell bent on not succumbing to the dark side. Amazing chemistry between the leads and while Zoey isn't exactly my kind of heroine, it worked and even though the "supporting cast" made brief appearances, they too make their mark. I will absolutely seek this series out.

Overall, Alphas Unleashed would be a great travel read and a way to sample authors you may not have otherwise been exposed to.

Saturday, June 28, 2014


My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

***Please note, this book was gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review***

Friends, lovers, rivals and ALPHAS, The Mating Game by Melissa Snark has it all. The Iron Stone pack has trouble brewing and it's very future is in jeopardy. Even though Theresa Sanchez is low on food chain, so to speak, when she goes into heat, her stock rises. The pack needs young and suddenly Theresa Sanchez finds herself in quite the position...

A smooth talking ALPHA Brit AND a sleek, ebony BETA? Why yes please! Zach and Robert and best friends but they will soon find themselves facing off, only one can lead and only one can truly mark Theresa as their own, their mate...and so the games begin!

I absolutely loved the world Ms. Stark created. Have. I. Mentioned. The. Brit?! YES!!! Let me say, here and now, we need more British shifters. Zachary Hunter is delish! He's oh so proper...yet... not. ;-) His relationship with Theresa is a tricky one. His ranking far exceeds hers to the point where she feels unworthy and out of sorts. She spends her days looking after her spunky young daughter but gets sidetracked with thoughts of Zach anytime she has a minute to herself. Enter Robert, Beta and gorgeous to boot. He too deserves to lead the pack, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness or even battling to the death with his best friend.

The Mating Game is a sexy, sultry, erotic paranormal romp that screams GIRL POWER, love, lust, trust, and all the while, dances outside the box. Ms. Snark is quickly becoming one of my "go to" authors. ENJOY!!!


My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"I programmed my cell number in your phone. It's under A for Asshole."


Hells bells. I'm gonna have to do a U-turn and read books 1&2 asap! A huge thanks to the pac romance group (Goodreads) and author Brenda Dyer for allowing to participate in the Read-2-Review.

I do love me some vamps and this world they lived in was fast paced and action filled. These warriors fight for a greater good and for Soren, second in command, a matter of "wrong place at the wrong time" turned his mission upside down.

Natalie is a drywaller, she stays to herself with no real family or friends. I must say, I loathe her name. It just isn't badass enough I guess. I would have preferred she be called "Nat" throughout the story and with as much as she worked poor Soren's nerves, it would have been fitting.

This was a great pairing and I loved their back and forths and the fact that she never, NEVER backed down. Does that mean she didn't make some boneheaded choices? nope. But even her mistakes were made on her own terms.

Why not 5 stars? Some of the terms used felt a little outdated and\or cheesy that took away from the story at times. The repetitive "familiar but unfamiliar" caused a hiccup for me a time or two. I felt like the middle of the story began to drag on just a little longer than necessary as well. Even so, I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from this author!



Andrea McNelly's job as a government agent is not asking questions, but then a routine assignment turns into a botched assassination of a Master Vampire's human servant. Answers become a priority. Her search to discover the truth is riddled with obstacles, the largest being an oversized Werewolf who resembles a Norse god. Andy can't afford the distraction he offers, because if she fails, she faces eternal enslavement.


Wick's job is to monitor Andy, but he prefers more intimate activities, none of them G-Rated. His choices, however, are often not his own. His ability to help Andy is limited by his bond to the Master Vampire.


Facing many trials and challenges along her path to redemption, Andy learns the value of her freedom might be set too high.



A large black wolf trotted into the clearing to confront me. He had a white-tipped snout, white boots and mitts and would have looked cute had he not been the most intimidating Werewolf I’d ever seen. Standing tall and solid, power rolled off of his body. His eyes bore into mine. I sniffed the air. The strong Werewolf scent of rosemary swirled around me, strong and seductive, laced with sugar. A weird fuzzy sensation spread out from my chest. Whoa.


My other form growled low, demanding release, straining against my skin. The energy of the wolves built—layers upon layers of excitement and impatience. The air pulsated with anticipation. They could sense the imminent kill.

Let me out! My other form repeated, throwing her power against my built up walls, howling in defiance.

When the energy of the Werewolves surged, I finally released her. My wolf form flowed out fast, wiping out the feline in little more than a heartbeat. Smaller, weaker and the size of a natural wolf, a Shifter in this form was no match for a Werewolf, especially a dominant one. I had time to meet the eyes of the Alpha for only an instant before the pack leapt forward. My limbs shook. It went against every instinct ingrained within me, but I rolled onto my back—submissive.

About the Author:
Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

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SHIFT HAPPENS by J.C. McKenzie is an action packed paranormal romance novel set against the urban Vancouver cityscape. The story is fresh in so many ways, especially the shifter heroine who has three animal forms­–mountain lion, wolf and hawk–instead of just one. Throw in a whole lot of intrigue and a sexy Alpha werewolf who's bonded to a master vampire, and you have a tale that will keep you on your toes to the exciting conclusion.
The story is told in first person narration from the point of view of Andy, the heroine. The hero's thoughts/emotions are never clearly presented to the reader. I missed that aspect of the story because I'd really liked to have known what was going on inside Wick's head.   The up side is that the hero definitely maintained his aura of mystery throughout.
I loved the fact that Andy is a powerful shifter in her own right and doesn't immediately swoon at the Alpha's feet as soon as he crooked his finger. She challenges him, and it's a blast for the reader, watching as she drives him up the wall and then around in circles on the ceiling. Kudos for girl power!
The prose was solid and well-edited. The plot flowed right along with good pacing, and characterization was excellent. I really liked several secondary characters who were members of Wick's pack.  The villains were effective and creepy. (That said, I felt like there were simply too many members to the cast.) I wanted more time spent on developing the dynamic between the hero and heroine.
Andy and Wick share great chemistry. I loved how the author balances mistrust with sexual tension in conjunction with their prisoner/warden relationship. Their attraction builds slowly with plenty of missteps along the way. The heroine's emotional issues due to a past abusive relationship also add a wonderful source of internal conflict. Love scenes are spicy, richly described, and full of vivid sensory detail.
SHIFT HAPPENS is a top choice read for lovers of paranormal/ shifter romance. Happy reading!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


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Love is ugly and secrets will destroy you.
KAT I don’t beg. I don’t cry. And I don’t give second chances. Ream, the lead guitarist from the band Tear Asunder, deserves a gold medal for best dick move ever when he ran the moment he discovered my secret after two days of hot sex. Then he brings some chick to my coming home party from the hospital—after being shot. I hate him. Until … Ream’s six foot two frame unfolds out of the car after being gone on tour for eight months. I stared, unable to help myself. And in my defense, any girl would stare. It would almost be rude not to because Ream was the type of guy who stood out. Not because he had pink hair or shouted or was obnoxious. No, it was because he was the complete opposite. Subtle and dangerously quiet. If he spoke, you’d better hope he liked you because otherwise you’d be falling at his feet begging for mercy. Except me … I don’t beg—ever. But when our eyes locked, it was Ream’s confident cold indifference that had my nerves shooting off like jet sprinklers. Then… Ream told me he didn’t need a second chance because he was still working on his first. REAM Sex is ugly. It’s using someone for your own narcissistic pleasure. I did it and I hated it—until her. She was unfuckinexpected. Then I had to wreck our beginning with my screwed up past. I don’t deserve her, but I’m selfish and I’m taking her anyway. This is who I am and it’s too late to change me.

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Music and writing go hand in hand for me. Anyone who has read  my books knows that I love bringing out every emotion in the reader.  Here are some of the songs that I have in my playlists.


All of Me   Jasmine Thompson

All of Me   John Legend    

Beneath Your Beautiful (feat. Emeli Sandé)                  Labrinth

Bring Me To Life   Evanesence    

Bruises (feat. Ashley Monroe)       Train 

Cups (When I'm Gone) [From "Pitch Perfect"]    Anna Kendrick       

Dancing On My Own          Robyn Body Talk, Pt. 1      

Daylight         Maroon 5

Hang With Me          Robyn Body Talk    

Lips of an Angel       Hinder

My Immortal               Evanescence          

Not About Angels  Birdy   The Fault In Our Stars (Music From the Motion Picture)           

Our Final Hope        Steve Jablonsky     

Pompeii         Bastille

Say Something        A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera              

Skinny Love              Birdy

This Is What It Feels Like (feat. Trevor Guthrie) Armin van Buuren 

With Every Heartbeat (With Kleerup)       Robyn           

Young and Beautiful          Lana Del Rey



Transformers (all movies)


Snow White and the Huntsman



Lord of the Rings

Meet the Author
brimNashoda Rose lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave. Her novella "With You" is the first in the Tear Asunder series, followed by the novel "Torn from You" and "Overwhelmed by You". When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dog at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers on Facebook and chatting about her addiction—books.
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This. That was the one (and only) word that came to mind when trying to describe this book to a friend of mine. I can't imagine how pathetic I must have looked just after I finished. Overwhelmed By You was just that, overwhelming,,, and I loved every single minute of it. This will be a reviews that I'll struggle with. I hate spoilers and I want each and every one of you to devour this book on your own, one page at a time. Therefore, this will be a shorter review than usual...
The cover, is stunning and screams sex appeal. I'm not gonna lie to you and say that it isn't heavily driven by sex. What I wasn't prepared for was to what degree. Ream spends his days in and out of his head. He's haunted, broken and at constant battle with the demons he lives with. Some things that are meant to be beautiful,  in the wrong hands, can be anything but.
Kat and Ream are explosive. To say that it's "complicated" is an understatement. Enemies, lovers, friends, there isn't a category that they didn't fall under at one point or another. What I love most about this author, beginning with the first installment of this series, is the rawness. There is no fluff, no sugar coating. Her characters aren't bad, nor are they good.  Their lives, their pasts, their passions are raw, gritty and dirty.
Savor this read. Pour yourself a stiff drink, grab about a pound of chocolate and a couple boxes of Kleenex. Oh! and Ms. Rose....write faster! ;-)