Blog Tour, Reviews

“Holding Out For A Hero” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you guys are doing well this lovely Saturday. I will be reading all day but I had to come here this morning to share a new review.

Holding out for a Hero“, written by T. E. Kessler, is a Science-fiction romance, the first novel in the Jelvia: Not Human series.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and T. E. Kessler for the eCopy of this book, and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Holding Out For a Hero


Synopsis

Holding out for a Hero CoverWhen she was a child, her mother was murdered and subconsciously ever since, journalist Macy Shaw has been searching for a hero.

She found one, but the hero she found was a Jelvia.

Undeterred, she used her connections to go after the biggest story of her life.

Narcifer saved a woman by merely being a Jelvia—his presence causing terror and making the assailants flee.

And it amused him when his “heroism” created a national stir, so when a pretty little red-head asked to interview him for a story, Narcifer felt compelled to grant it to her, especially when she gave all the signals that she wanted more than a story.

However, on the night Narcifer inadvertently became a hero, he had been tracking a scientist with orders to kill, and strangely no matter where Narcifer’s line of investigation took him, his search always brought back to the red-headed journalist, Macy Shaw.

Purchase Link: Amazon

Author Content Warning: Themes of the sexual and violent nature. Over 18 only.


About the Author

Tina Kessler writes steamy romance for the 18+ market and is the pen name of Louise Wise.

Louise Wise is a British author from the Midlands in England. Her debut novel is the acclaimed sci-fi romance titled EDEN, which was followed by its sequel HUNTED in 2013.

Forthcoming, JELVIA: NOT HUMAN series is themed on the above Eden and Hunted books.

  • HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO book 1
  • SURVIVING HER DOMINANT book 2
  • SPIDER book 3 will be released late spring, 2020.

Wise took the decision to write under the name of T. E Kessler for her JELVIA: NOT HUMAN series to separate them from her regular novels to the mature material. Her other works include:

  • Eden (sci-fi romance) – slight sex references
  • Hunted (sci-fi romance) slight sex references
  • A Proper Charlie (romantic comedy)
  • Oh No, I’ve Fallen in Love! (dark, comedy romance)
  • Wide Awake Asleep (time travel, romance)

Wise enjoys writing comedy and finds a place for it in ALL her books. She has written numerous short stories for women’s magazines such as Take a Break and Woman’s Own.

Social Media Links: Blog | Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon


My Review

This was the first book I have ever read of this author, and when I saw that it was a sci-fi romance I knew I had to give it a shot and I quite enjoyed it. It wasn’t a Sci-fi novel as one would expect, since most people think of the genre as containing alien invasions or battleships in a intergalactic war, but it had certain sci-fi elements.

I was very intrigued about the differences of  T.E. Kessler’s Earth and our own reality. Especially with the fact that birth rates for humans are falling and those of Jelvias keep rising. That creates lots of possibilities in the future, and makes us wonder about the future.

In this book we follow Macy, a journalist fascinated by the Jelvias (a humanoid species that are stronger, faster and venomous). As we are taken on a journey, we discover more about the other species of non-humans. And of course, since it’s a romance, quite a steamy one, we get to meet Narcifer, a Jelvia man, and be as curious about our hero as Macy is.

P1070878There was a lot that I love about the book. It had a good balance in terms of pace and a good dose of mystery. Hell, I’m still wondering about the Jelvian society since it wasn’t fully explored in this book. It is the first novel and we are just getting and introduction and seeing some points about that part of world, so it’s perfectly acceptable to leave some things unanswered for now, because that makes me want to read more of this series.

I loved all the characters, especially Courtney to be honest. Also, I was very fascinated about the Jelvias, especially at the ending, that definitely left me wondering about the all society and the truth behind their actions.

Another element I loved about the story were the unexpected moments. Without giving spoilers, there were some moments that I could see where they were going to end up, and others that I did not see coming. That was something that made so focus on the book that I couldn’t put it down and didn’t even realized it was four am when I finished the book. One of those nights reading that I don’t regret at all!

Overall, it was a enjoyable read and I’m curious to read the next one so I can find out were that story is going to go, and what else is going to change in the entire world. If you want to read a sci-fi novel that has some erotic moments and some kinky scenes (as Narce would say), then this may be a good book for you.


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Jess

Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, New Releases, Reviews

“Mr Temptation” Review

Hello Friends!

It was a very busy day today, that’s why I’m only posting the review right now, although I am very excited to share it with you guys. As you know I love this author and I had the chance to read and give my honest review of this book.

Mr Temptation“, written by Rachael Stewart, is a Erotic Romance novel published by Harlequin Mills & Boon this month (June).

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachael Stewart for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Mr Temptation


Synopsis

MrTemptationUKCoverMixing business with pleasure…

…has never been more tempting!

Career-focussed Zara Anders, an estate agent for the elite, has sworn off men―until gorgeous Swedish billionaire Daniel Lazenby gets under her skin. Their racy affair heats up quickly, but ends in a hurry when Zara learns about Daniel’s womanizing past. Determined to win her back, Daniel offers her a business deal too good to be true…and some out-of-office fun too tempting to turn down!

Purchase Links – Amazon | Mills & Boon


Author Bio

Author Bio PicRachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heart-warmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

Despite a degree in Business Studies and spending many years in the corporate world, the desire to become an author never waned and it’s now her full-time pleasure, a dream come true. 

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook


My Review

This is NOT the first book I’m reading of Rachael Stewart, and once again I loved it and was not disappointed by this story.

This book follows Zara and Daniel… And who doesn’t enjoy a romance story that involves billionaires? I never thought I would gravitate to that type of character, since I haven’t read that many books that involve billionaires, and I still don’t see myself as gravitating towards that, but sometimes it feels good to take an adventure. We all need an escape, and I felt like the characters in this book helped me with that. And hell! I think I need to read more book with billionaires and/or offices.

So, Daniel is the billionaire and Zara is an estate agent and as soon as they meet thing get very interesting and fun. Every page with their interactions got even hotter and more fun as I read the novel. Zara’s confidence kept growing and Daniel’s attitude got tender too, although I love is personality because it made it exciting to read.

Of course, this being an erotic romance novel, it has a lot of hot sex scenes and Rachael Stewart is amazing in creating those kinds of scenes and interactions between characters. Well, it’s not only the hot scenes that are amazingly written, but also all the descriptions that made the entire storyline made sense and be a lot more than just the sexual connection of the characters.

Overall, I have no doubt I love the book and that I recommend it. I love the characters and their developments. I loved the interactions between all the characters, not only Zara and Daniel. And this is all possible because of the author’s brilliant writing style. I’m so happy I was able to read this book and fell in love with the characters and with another of Rachael’s books.


Giveaway

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Jess

Blog Tour, New Releases, Reviews

“Mr One-Night Stand” Review

Hello Friends!

Today I bring a review of one of my favorite authors, Rachael Stewart.

Mr One-Night Stand is the name of this new book, a standalone novel published this month by Harlequin Mills & Boon.

I always get excited about Rachael’s new books, and I knew I would love this book as much as I did the others I read.

Thank you Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachael Stewart for the eCopy of the book and for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and give my honest review.

Mr One-Night Stand


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One night only. 

Just think of the possibilities…

The second she sees Mr Oh-So-Delicious, Jennifer Hayes knows she needs one night of crazy. No names, no strings, no rules. Except that Jennifer’s naughty one-nighter is actually Marcus Wright—her new business partner! Now they’re mixing business with all kinds of pleasure. But when it comes to falling in love her sexy Mr Wright is either Mr Wrong or the best mistake of her life…

Purchase link: Amazon


Author Bio

Author Bio PicRachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heart-warmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

Despite a degree in Business Studies and spending many years in the corporate world, the desire to become an author never waned and it’s now her full-time pleasure, a dream come true. 

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook


My Review

I don’t even know what to say, I absolutely love Rachael Stewart’s books and this was another amazing, hot, sexy romance novel.

We follow Jennifer and Marcus and what an exciting journey. I had dreamy eyes while reading it, it was exciting, it was funny, and it certainly was steamy. Although, going through this story was quite an enjoyable trip.

Both characters were so relatable and you could truly empathize with them and understand their choices and priorities. Carer, family, personal life… We can see the a bit of everything and that made the book feel real. We all have to deal with consequences of our choices, as well as try to protect our loved ones. I can relate to that and that’s why it felt so real to me. And I love Jennifer! She’s my favourite.

Then there is the plot. Jennifer and Marcus meet unexpectedly after one night of passion and no strings attached. From then on the circumstances that got them together yet again generates tension and I loved that. I loved it because it made me invested in the story. I wanted to see how their relationship (personal and workplace) would develop. Seeing the struggles and them confronting their feelings was what made the all plot interesting and real.

Life is unexpected. Things happen. Then, when you add a confident and independent woman, of course the readers will be on her side and get invested in her evolution as a character, in the changes she’s going through, in the determination and passion.

Overall, I loved this book as much as I did the others  I read of Rachael Stewart, and if you love Steamy Romances with amazing characters and a fun plot, you should definitely check out this book.


Giveaway

For a chance at win an e-copy of Mr. One Night Stand by Rachael Stewart Click Here

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*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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Love,

Jess

Contemporary Romance, Reviews

“Armed and Inked” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are having a great day. It was a busy day for me. I was at a conference all day once I got home my eyes were burning up a bit. And I could only post this review right now. Nevertheless, I’m excited to share my thoughts and photos with you guys.

Armed and Inked“, written by M. S. Swegan, is a Contemporary Romance novel with some suspense, published on April 6, 2018.

I want to thank M. S. Swegan, the publisher and NetGalley for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and give my honest review of the book.


Blurb

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I’m the new piercer at my friends tattoo shop, and business is good. Truth be told that when I took this job, I didn’t expect it would change my life, but here we are. I mean it’s my dream job, so easy right?

Wrong.

When the owner’s sister comes back from college to assume her role as part owner, in charge of advertising and office work, I find that I might just be screwed.

She awakens something inside of me, and even though I’ve tried, I just can’t shake her. I’ve never felt this way about anyone before, especially not like this.

I want her, and once I find out she might feel the same way, someone tries to destroy this once in a lifetime chance at forever.

Our lives are on the line, but I won’t go down without a fight. I’ll die if I have to, just to see that she lives.

Lilly

I came home from school ready to work and help out around the shop. I thought I would be able to fall right back into things, just like before I left, but I never expected I’d fall this hard.

Working around Dylan is dangerous, only because I can’t think of anything else but him. He consumes every thought, every feeling, and most of all every square inch of my heart.

Then one day someone rips me away from my new life and I don’t think I can survive it. I’ve tried so hard to fight this and break free, but I’m losing my grip.

I know deep down he’ll save me, he has to, because if not I’m going to have to let this nightmare come to an end.

Purchase Link – Amazon


My Review

P1060899I always love books with tattoo artists. I find tattoos an amazing way of expressing ourselves, and personally I want to get some tattoos in the near future, I just got my first one this week. So the first time I saw the cover and read the blurb I was immediately curious.

This romance novel about Lilly and Dylan, and I much say that as newly graduated young woman, I could relate to Lilly, although she already know what she will be doing and I’m still thinking about my options. Nevertheless, she was a fun character to read about. Then there is Dylan, and he was sweet, kind, hot, and determined kind of person, and it was refreshing to read about a piercer instead of just tattoo artists. Plus he was an ex-military man, which of course just adds some extra power to his personality.

P1060923That been said, I think the characters were well written, and I would love to read more books about other characters. I would love to read Jen and Maddox’s love story, there were so sweet and Jen was a firecracker, I would love to have a friend like her that knows how to tattoo. And then there is Shane. Can I read about about him too? He needs love. And there is something about him that is mysterious and I’m curious about it.

Besides the characters I loved the plot. Although the romance was sweet, but since this is a contemporary romance that is also in the erotic genre, it had some hot sexy scenes. They had chemistry and they really were very cute together, and you could see that from the initial attraction, their relationship started to develop and you could see they really cared about each other and that it wasn’t just attraction.

Overall I loved it. The plot was great, I loved the suspense because I wasn’t sure who was behind it all. And I recommend it, just keep in mind that it’s a erotic romance.

A Contemporary Romance novel with tattoos, great friends, sexy scenes and suspense that made me stay at the edge of my seat and want to read more, no matter if it was the mystery or the erotic scenes.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, New Releases, Reviews

“The Good Sister” Review

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P1060456Today is the day! Today is the release day of Rachael Stewart‘s new book, “The Good Sister“. You may remember her name from another review, the review of her book “Unshackled”, and you may also remember how excited I got about that book. Well, let’s just say my feelings for this book are equally powerful.

The first time I read the blurb I got excited, I knew I would love it, I had that feeling… So imagine my happiness when it became true. But let me get to the information about the book and Rachael before I get to my review.

Thank you Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Rachael Stewart for the eCopy of the book and for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and give my honest review.

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Blurb

The-Good-Sister-Rachael-Stewart-2400HE WASN’T HERS TO LOVE … BUT HER HEART DOESN’T CARE…

When Isla Evans agrees to switch lives with her rising star of a twin for three weeks, she has no idea the move will thrust her into the same bed as her teenage celebrity heartthrob, Bradley King. Trapped there at her sister’s request, she gives her desire free reign and finds herself falling hard and fast.

And she’s not alone. 

Bradley wants a wife to tick all the boxes, save for one: love. It’s not part of the deal, never was, never will be. But when he returns home early to find his hopeful-fiancée behaving all sorts of different, he likes it. A lot. Suddenly, he wants a real marriage, with all the trimmings, and he will stop at nothing until he gets it.

But this Hollywood HEA faces one big hurdle—she’s not who he thinks she is…

Purchase Links: Amazon | Amazon UK


Author Bio

Author Bio PicRachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heart-warmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

Despite a degree in Business Studies and spending many years in the corporate world, the desire to become an author never waned and it’s now her full-time pleasure, a dream come true. 

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook


My Review

P1060467If you really know me you know how much I love romances (contemporary, historical, fantasy, paranormal, comedy, …), so this books was on spot. This is Rachael’s second book and it’s not even right to compare the two books. Why?… Because although they are both hot romances, with amazing plots and characters, “Unshackled” was raw and much erotic. But, “The Good Sister was down the lines of a romance novel I usually read, with some waffles and identity change as the toping on the cake.

P1060471This book still maintains that special tone in the storyline that I loved in Rachael’s first book. She takes us on this journey through love, family, drama and everything in between, and still leaves us wanting for more.

The concept of this book is also unexpected for me. When I read the blurb I was like “Okay… This is interesting. I wonder how that is going to work out for them.” We know from the very beginning, even before reading the first line, that Isla Evans has agreed to switch lives with her twin sister, and I haven’t read that many books with that as the main aspect in the plot. Actually I don’t remember reading a book like this one.

P1060469I have twins in my family. My dad has a twin sister (my godmother) so I always feel a connection with that when I read it in books, but this take on the all identity change was just perfect. I loved how Bradley saw the differences and I loved how the plot went from them waking up in bed to the very end.

Reading how the characters dealt with the problems, mainly Isla with the secret that she’s not her twin sister, and how they interacted with each other, had such a real tone that it made me curious from beginning to end. I read the book in one morning, I could stop because of that. It just grabbed my attention and never let it go until the last line. Then I felt the craving to read more.

P1060476The funny thing was that, after reading the book, I found myself thinking about some things. Number one: I now wish Rachael one day writes Carrie’s side of the story because I would love to know how her life ends up. Number two: What about Amy? I want her to have an happy ending too.

With toes curling hot and sexy scenes, to sweet moments between Bradley and Isla, and of course, one important thing: waffles. This book bring a balance between the sexiness and the tenderness in every engaging moment.

Do I recommend this book? Of course! I loved it and I hope you guys do too.

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Giveaway

If you want to win an e-copy of The Good Sister by Rachael Stewart Click Here

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*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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Love,

Jess

New Releases, Reviews

“The Beast” Review

Hello Friends!

Today is also the day of posting my review of “The Beast“, the prequel of the Betania Breed Series, written by Jenny Foster. And I want to thank Jenny not only for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to give my honest review, but also for letting me indulge my sci-fi romance love. I will talk about that later in the review.

I hope you all check out this book and the series, that’s what I will be doing as soon as I get the series. I will be devouring this new-to-me sci-fi romance series, with aliens and lot of hotness.


Blurb

A human female.
A ruthless alien.
A dangerous beast she awakens inside of him.

40755125.jpgHis name is Ar’Van.
He is the best hunter money can buy.
Tall, dangerous, non-human – and the last of his kind.

When a new assignment brings him to Earth, he doesn’t expect much resistance. The women he is supposed to deliver to the warlord of the Qua’Hathri are easy targets. He could outwit the earth men that protect them, with his eyes closed.

But every plan can go wrong.

Not because he is careless. He just hadn’t expected his worst enemy and best accomplice to feel drawn to one of them. Inside of him lives a powerful beast.

Until now, he has been able to keep it in check.

But in the presence of that female human, his dark side starts to show itself. The monster wants to own her-as does he. When a murderer starts his bloody work in the confines of his spaceship, Ar’Van has only one choice: He must save her life.

At any cost.

Even if it means letting the beast come to light.

Dark. Powerful. Sexy. This will be a ride you won’t want to miss.

*** A SciFi Alien Alpha Romance. The Beast is the Prequel of the Betania Breed Series. *** Warning: Intended for mature audiences. Full-lenght Novel. No Cliffhanger. Can be read as standalone.

Purchase link: Amazon


Author Bio

Sometimes I still shake my head at myself! Me and sci-fi?
“Never,” I would have said, just a few years ago! I am much too caught up in the here and now for that. When I think about how big the universe is, and how small we all seem in comparison, I feel nothing but awe. In my writing, my passion goes to the creatures who live at the edge of our world. Aliens, werewolves, panther shifters, vampires – all of them fascinate me. That’s why I try, with the help of my keyboard, to breathe a life into them.

Social Media Links: Website | Amazon | Facebook


My Review

20180809_225426This is, not only my first book by Jenny Foster, but also my first sci-fi romance in a few months. I have read other romance books, or eve sci-fi books, but not like this one and I’m so glad I’m back to this Romantic genre of hotty Aliens and steamy romances.

Like you can read from the blurb, this is the prequel of Jenny’s Betania Breed Series, and I haven’t read it yet, but you can totally read it as a standalone, at least I didn’t have any problems with is. It actually made me curious about the series and excited to go read the other books.

Jenny Foster takes the classic abduction of Earth women that sometimes can get over done, and puts her own twist to it and gives the storyline a good substance that kept me intrigued from page 1 until the very end.

Since the book has a good amount of pages, it made me happy with the page. It had action, romance (and very steamy scenes), mystery and the all alpha-male kind of vibe that is always fun in this kind of book.

20180809_225514I also found interesting the use of 1st person POV in Mia’s chapters, and the 3rd person POV in Ar’Van’s chapters. That was different. Still not sure if that’s a characteristic of every book that Jenny has written, but I will find out. Nevertheless, I didn’t dislike it, I just thought it was different, maybe good, maybe bad, depending of the reader. Personally, I liked it, although I would have loved it even more if there were more dialogue, but still it was pretty good.

About the story in particular… Since I haven’t read the other books in this series, I can’t comment as a hole package. What I can say is that I can see how this prequel is a great start for anyone that can reads the story. We learn some facts about the world, about Earth and the new social rules and hierarchy in a way. And from the blurbs of the other books I have some ideas about the other books, and how those humans may have gotten in the situation they are in.

20180809_225432Mia was fierce and curious, I loved that about her. Ar’Van is very intriguing to me, since the very beginning I wonder about the Beast and about his species, because the blurb let me wondering. I loved the descriptions and how the set the book, and Mia and Ar’Van were amazing characters and I loved their interactions. At some points/scenes they made me laugh, at others I could see the hotness. And I like the balance of the emotions that it made me feel.

I always love reading Alien books because I love to see the author’s vision of how alien species could be like, and every book can be very different and that is always fun. Jenny’s Alien characters were refreshing and fun to read about, maybe because I haven’t read a book about Alien romance in a while, anyway, the descriptions of the Aliens were great.

Do I recommend this book? If you like sci-fi romances with big Aliens, sure, go for it!


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Reviews

“Unshackled” Review

Hello Friends!

P1060155.JPGI do hope you are having a good day and week so far. You guys have no idea how excited I am about the book in this post. Once I saw the blog tour, and read the blurb, I knew I had to join in.

So, thank you, Rachael Stewart for writing this awesome book, called “Unshackled“. It’s my first book of yours and I can’t wait to read more in the future.

Thank you Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, for hosting this blog tour and allowing me to join in and for the chance to read and review the book. And thank you Rachael for the eCopy in exchange for my honest review. Loved it!

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I will let you know why I felt this way in the review. Right now, let me tell you some things about the book and the amazing author.


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Unshackled is a thrilling ride of sexual awakening, love, money and corruption…

Trying to escape the evil hold of her stepfather, Abigail becomes a player in a wildly debauched world that has her body hitting a plethora of sexual highs, while her heart clings to her new-found love and the desire to be free. But can she break away and keep it all—the money, her freedom and the girl?

Or will she lose everything?

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords


Author Bio

Author Bio PicRachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heart-warmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

Despite a degree in Business Studies and spending many years in the corporate world, the desire to become an author never waned and it’s now her full-time pleasure, a dream come true. 

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

Social Media Links Website | Twitter | Facebook

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My Review

P1060105I don’t even know where to start my review. This is the first book written by Rachael Stewart that I’ve read and I just know it won’t be the last, especially since I will be a part of another blog tour for Rachael’s book, but you will know more about it in future posts. Now, this book…

When I read the blurb I was intrigued. I knew it would be a book different from all the other erotica/romance books. And I was right. From the very first page until the very end we go on this rollercoaster of sexiness, darkness and powerful themes that go beyond the erotic aspect of the book.

P1060163.JPGI wasn’t expecting the book to be in the first person POV and sometimes I don’t know what to think about that. In this case, I felt like it gave the storyline a punch and made the connection much stronger. You get to see the character’s thoughts, feeling and how that character views the world, and when well done, you end up empathizing in a deeper level. That character being Abi… After a couple pages you feel like you know Abi a lot more than maybe if it were in the 3rd person POV.

P1060157.JPGThat’s what happened for me. I could understand more the plot and see the character development and get a sense of the world that Rachael created because of that 1st person POV. And to me that was very important because the details got personal and real.

It was a refreshing book for me. I really liked Abi and Emma. The way that Rachael wrote them, and the way their personalities popped in the story made so exciting for me to read. Abi is a strong and also vulnerable, character. She’s a young woman exploring her needs and thoughts, and the world. And I do believe that even if the book had all the sexy moments and hot scenes, I don’t think it would have the same impact if Abi wasn’t Abi. If that makes any sense…

P1060162.JPGF/F isn’t my personal thing, but I didn’t mind reading it, plus you get a lot more than that in the sex department in this book. So who cares?! I was all “Let me have fun and enjoy the book! And I don’t care what you think.” in my mind while reading this book. Rachael wrote hot scenes, and I can’t stop say that they are hot, no matter your sexual orientation or fantasies. And when the book is well written, everything is worth it.

Nevertheless, the book isn’t 400 pages of crazy descriptions, half of them about the beauty of the color yellow of the sunflowers. It’s a dark romance erotic fiction, almost 200 pages that have a good pace, was direct in some ways, but still had a lot of details that adds to the realism, and emotions in each page.

P1060169.JPGAll the interactions besides the sex kept the plot and storyline grounded, so (again) it isn’t all about high, hot, sexual scenes. The book talks about other subjects. We are human after all and Rachael give us that. I love when I see authors in different genres or even in the same genre, use the humanity in their books to make the character real, because sometimes I just don’t feel it in my bones. And in the past few week I have been feeling and seeing that, and even connecting with that humanity in the characters, even if I don’t have the same views or experiences in common. In “Unshackled“, Rachael gave me that, that’s why I was so excited to write this review and why I’m repeating myself about the realism and humanity.

P1060160.JPGWith humanity, we get all the issues, strengths and ambitions and those can be seen in the book. I won’t talk about the particular aspects because, damn it, you guys should go read the book if erotic fiction is your thing. And the ending was fantastic.

Then there is this sentence that I think is perfect to end the review because to me it’s the perfect description of how the book made me feel. “I let her guide me into the kiss, from soft and slow, to deep and intoxicating, all the while, the bubble of joy within me feeling fit to burst.”

I totally recommend this book! That’s it!… I won’t say more about the book. I can’t wait to read more of Rachael Stewart’s books. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with and what kind of characters she will be giving life too in the pages of her book.

 


Giveaway

To WIN an eCopy of Unshackled by Rachael Stewart CLICK HERE

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Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing bloggers in this blog tour.

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22nd July – Katie’s Book Cave | Nerdy Book Life |Nemesis Book Blog

23rd July – donnasbookblog | WWBB |Holly J Gill

24th July – 3 Degrees of Fiction | Jess Bookish Life | Dash Fan Book Reviews

25th July – Chat About Books | Proud Book Reviews | B-Gina Review

26th July – Ali – The Dragon Slayer | Jazzy Book Reviews | Rachel’s Reflections

27th July – Writing from the Heart | Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews | Rae Reads

28th July – Touch My Spine Book Reviews | Anky’s Book Bubble | The Writing Garnet


P1050332Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Reviews

“Unfinished Business” Review

Hello Friends!

Like I promised yesterday, on my “The Penance List” Review post, here I am again with the review of book two, “Unfinished Business“.

Thanks to Rachel, from Rachel’s Random Resources, and S.C. Cunningham I was able to read this book in exchange for a honest review.

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Blurb

Unfinished Business - EbookHe loved being him… he got away with murder.

She loved being her… until she met him.

The steamy roller coaster ride of psychotic David’s obsession with his childhood sweetheart, a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour and pulsating sex scenes.

With the help of her gutsy friends, fun-loving city girl Tara Warr is the only victim to survive David Howard’s death list. Whilst lounging in prison the hypnotic sexual tour de force enlists an eager recruit, seduces a prison warden and relocates to the sunnier climes of Mexico, a freedom short-lived when his charred remains are found in the fire of a plastic surgeon’s clinic. The police cease their search, finally Tara and her friends can relax, David is dead.

Laughter soon turns to fear when he communicates via Tara’s laptop that he is very much alive, knows their every move and is ready to finish what he started. He is among them, but who? He has a brand new face.

Tara has had enough, time to turn the tables and make him suffer.  A woman unafraid of death is a dangerous thing. Has David finally met his match?

Purchase from: Amazon US | Amazon UK


About the Author

Unfinished Business Author Poc.jpgBritish Author S C Cunningham (The Penance List, Unfinished Business and The Deal) creates psychological and paranormal thrillers with a skilled mix of fueled tension, dark humor, and pulsating sex scenes. Her works offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

Cunningham writes what she knows. Abducted as a child, she survived; and every night for months afterward, she prayed to God, asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in The Deal, the first in the Fallen Angel Series. Twenty years later she crossed paths with a violent serial attacker, thus sowing the seed for her thrillers The Penance List and Unfinished Business part of The David Trilogy. She is currently working on Book III For My Sins.

An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of rock music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the Police – Wanted & Absconder Unit, Intelligence Analyst, Major Crime Team, Investigations Hub.

Having worked in the music to film industry, she writes with film in mind. The Penance List has been adapted to film screenplay.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Google+ | Amazon US | Amazon UK

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My Review

If my exciting about this series was already evident in the review I did for book one, then I don’t know what to tell you guys. This is book two of the David Trilogy, which means it’s not over with this book and damn!… I do want to read the next one right now so I can know more.

P1050975After finishing “The Penance List” I immediately grabbed “Unfinished Business“, because I couldn’t wait much longer without knowing what happened next. In this review I won’t get into any details because I want to you guys to go read the first book (if you haven’t read it already) and the second book.

As you can read from the blurb, David is now behind bars, and if you read the first book you know why. And while I was reading the book I was always expecting something to happen. Maybe because S. C. Cunningham’s writing style is so engaging and you feel like you are in the book, living all those scenes with the characters. And that’s just means the writing style, storyline and characters create a connection with us.

Another thing I really like and that I think it’s very important is character development. And you can see that in this book. You get to see the effects that the events in book one had in Tara. Plus you get deeper into David’s mind.

P1050976Is that even possible, you may ask? It was for me. That’s the beauty of this book. You really do get stuck in this vortex of events and darkness and instead of coming out, you just dive in more and want to know what’s going to happen next. We get to know even more about his past and the thing is, I can’t help but feel sorry for him even though I know what he did in the present.

Based on his actions, David is a monster. Still his twisted mind as a way of captivating me while I read about him and his thoughts. Captivate because I’m trying really hard to figure him out. To figure out what is true and what he really wants in the bottom of heart. So the story is engaging in a weird way for me.

Nevertheless, S. C. Cunningham is capable of giving us enough light and fun moments for us to be able to just keep reading and balancing the strong subjects. And I’m talking about dark subjects, because she could go really dark with some subjects, I’m talking about sad, strong, infuriating subjects, like child abuse for example. When I read about books with subjects like that it always breaks my heart. The fact that the author could balance the amount of information dark and light is fantastic and just perfect.

P1050977I’m so damn happy I read this book (and the first one) because it’s a different series from the books I have read in the past few years, and I think I needed this genre and the way it is presented to just cleanse my mind and just get out of my comfort zone.

This book did not disappoint me and it was fantastic. I keep my opinion about this series. I recommend it to everyone that wants a book that is an unusual Thriller and Erotica book, and if you want to get out of your comfort zone.


Giveaway

Open Internationally

To win this signed copy of “Unfinished Business” click here.

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*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


Don’t forget to check out the other blogger in this blog tour and check out their posts.

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P1050332Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

Love,

Jess

Reviews

“The Penance List” Review

Hello Friends!

P1050969.JPGHere I am again with a review. I had the pleasure to be a part of the blog tour hosted by Rachel, from Rachel’s Random Resources, and have had the chance to read S.C. Cunningham‘s David Trilogy.

The blog tour is for book two, but Rachel was kind enough to give me the first book, “The Penance List” in exchange for an honest review. And here I am to give it.

Since tomorrow is my time for the review of the second book, I decided to give you all the review of the first book today. But before that let me give you de blurb.


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THE PENANCE LIST what happens when a scorned childhood sweetheart grows into a sexual tour de force, a fun loving career girl, her racy girlfriends and insatiable lovers get caught in his revenge? Sex becomes a weapon, hearts bait and straight tastes gay. What happens to hi-flying careers,clandestine affairs and wannabe starlets when the celebrity hungry press find out? Kidnap, murder, lust, intimate images going viral… he’s just getting started!

 

About the Author

Unfinished Business Author Poc.jpgBritish Author S C Cunningham (The Penance List, Unfinished Business and The Deal) creates psychological and paranormal thrillers with a skilled mix of fueled tension, dark humor, and pulsating sex scenes. Her works offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

Cunningham writes what she knows. Abducted as a child, she survived; and every night for months afterward, she prayed to God, asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in The Deal, the first in the Fallen Angel Series. Twenty years later she crossed paths with a violent serial attacker, thus sowing the seed for her thrillers The Penance List and Unfinished Business part of The David Trilogy. She is currently working on Book III For My Sins.

An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of rock music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the Police – Wanted & Absconder Unit, Intelligence Analyst, Major Crime Team, Investigations Hub.

Having worked in the music to film industry, she writes with film in mind. The Penance List has been adapted to film screenplay.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Google+ | Amazon US | Amazon UK


My Review

P1050966.JPGThis is the first book I read of S. C. Cunningham and it’s the first in her David Trilogy. I must say that when I started reading the book I didn’t know what to expect, I just knew it would be different from anything I had ever read. And I was right.

As we start reading you are immediately falling down on this rabbit hole and you won’t wake up in Wonderland. S. C. Cunningham wrote the book in such a peculiar matter that I couldn’t help myself but loving how dark and mysterious the story was starting to be, and how ‘no-limits’ it was. And I was starting to expect anything to happen.

The flow of the book was great and it never let go of my attention. As we go deeper and deeper into this crazy and sinister plot, we get to know more the characters. They all are complex and flawed character, which gives the book an even real feel to it. With intense sensual scenes, suspense and gruesome moments, and the thriller that started to run through my body as I was reading… I can almost guarantee that you will go on an unexpected journey through this psychological thriller.

P1050967.JPGBrilliantly crafted, visual and devious,The Penance Listwill get you to experience the story as if you were a part of it. Each characters’ interactions leads to actions that makes the reader anxious for every page, an in the end the grand finale makes you want to grab the next book as fast as you keep.

I could talk about every character and let you all know my thoughts, but I feel like you guys will get as invested in their lives as I was, and you should decided for yourselves without my words running around in your mind, because I can assure you, you will already have many thoughts to keep you occupied.

I enjoyed every thing minute while reading this book and I couldn’t seem to stop reading at night despite all the darkness of the book. And I absolutely recommend it if you guys are willing to adventure into this dangerous and unusual, Thriller and Erotica book.


Don’t forget to comment, don’t be stranger. If you have any book recommendation you can leave a message using the form on my Contact Me page.

If you are an author and want me to do a review of your book you can go check out my Request Review page.

I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books.

Love,

Jess