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Thursday, August 4, 2016

FURIOUS RUSH By: S.C. Stephens Teaser Blitz!!


Author: S.C. Stephens

On Sale: August 23, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Format: Trade Paperback & eBook

Price: $12.99 USD (TP) / $4.99 USD (eBook)

The first in an emotion-fueled, New Adult series from the #1 bestselling author of the Thoughtless novels!

Too fast, too furious—and way too hot to handle…

Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father's talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team's newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie's skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she's racing against Hayden.

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense—and strictly forbidden—attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind...


S. C. Stephens is a #1 bestselling author who spends her every free moment creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance. In addition to writing, she enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family. She and her two children reside in the Pacific Northwest.


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Honda Boy was holding his helmet under an arm while he flirted with the girls surrounding him. He was blond, with a short, shaggy hairstyle that probably took a lot more effort to create than it looked like. I could tell from the way the girls around him were tittering like teenagers that he was charming; with seemingly little effort on his part, he had all of them eating out of his hand. When a break in the crowd gave me a clear view of his face, I realized another thing: He was smokin’, someone-hold-on-to-my-ovaries- before-they-explode hot.
There was a perfect symmetry to his rugged features that made it seem unreal that he was standing just a few feet away from me. He should be plastered on a billboard somewhere, half-naked, selling overpriced cologne to men who wanted just a fraction of his sex appeal. As if he could feel my eyes on him, he turned his gaze my way. Our eyes met and locked, and I was helpless to turn away. There was something carnal about him, primal and dangerous. Exotic. I was instantly captivated, and I hated that I was. This guy was neck-deep in a world that twisted my stomach, a world that spat in the face of my sport. My career.
As his light-colored eyes bored holes into mine, one edge of his lip curved up in a devilish crooked grin that was both playful and promising. He was practically shouting, with just that one deadly smile, that he would satisfy my every desire, satiate every craving I could possibly have. My heart started thudding in my chest as sensations that had been dormant for far too long swirled to life in- side me. Luckily for me, the big man taking the guy’s bets clapped him on the shoulder, breaking our stare down. Once I was free of his steamy gaze, I instantly turned around so my back was to him.  Jesus, was I breathing harder? Ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous. I was twenty-two, not twelve.
“Damn,” I heard Nikki say. “You were right. I should have bet on him from the get-go. I didn’t really get a good look at him before, but he is freaking hot!”
Inhaling a deep breath, I attempted to force my body back in line with my brain. “This guy is undefeated?” I asked Nikki. “Really?” She nodded in answer and I had to close my eyes for a second. A face like that with racing skills to boot? Jesus.
Clearing my throat, I nonchalantly asked, “What did you say his name was again?” I could at least label the guy in the fantasy I was surely going to have later.
“Hayden... something. He’s been around for a while, from what I gathered.”
I risked a glance over my shoulder at... Hayden. He’d slipped his helmet on, thankfully, although his visor was popped up. The big guy taking bets had been joined by a skinny Hispanic guy who seemed to be giving Hayden instructions. Or maybe a pep talk. The little guy was acting out the race that was about to happen with his hands, complete with swerving and explosions. God, I hoped there weren’t going to be explosions. While he was going through his dramatic highlights, the big guy looped a camera over Hayden’s helmet.
When the two competitors were ready, they backed their motor- cycles onto the street. A cheer ripped up and down the sidewalk as the hopeful gamblers prepared for another round of racing. I didn’t want to feel anything but contempt for what I was witnessing, yet the energy of the spectators, the roar of the bikes—I couldn’t help the zing of excitement that raced up my spine. Against my will, my mouth twisted into a wide grin, and a yell of encouragement left my lips. Hayden’s helmet swiveled my way as he revved his engine. My pulse quickened as our eyes met. Then he winked at me and slammed his visor shut.
As the riders moved into position, Nikki grabbed my arm. “Come on. We can watch the action from the van.”
I had no idea what she was talking about. Before I could ask her, though, she yanked me toward a black van parked on the sidewalk. The back doors were open, and a giant monitor attached to a swinging metal arm was sticking out above the hovering crowd. The screen was split in two, each half showing the footage from one racer’s helmet cam. Hayden and his opponent were both looking straight ahead, and the dual feeds showed similar stretches of barren road. Looking down the street, I saw that the pair were stopped at a crosswalk, waiting for the light to change.
Returning my eyes to the monitor, I found myself holding my breath as I waited for the signal to change colors. When it turned green and the bikes surged forward, I stepped closer to the van, like that would somehow release my pent-up energy. In unison, the crowd around me started hooting and hollering. Swept up in the moment, I bounced on my toes and prayed for speed. But after watching the screen for just a few seconds, I was struck with the harsh reality of the situation I was watching. This was no closed-off track with well-defined paths. This was down and dirty, anything goes, just get to the finish line first racing.
The bikes blew through red lights like they meant absolutely nothing. The streets were fairly empty at this early hour, but they blurred past the few vehicles on the road like they were standing still; they had to be going 100 miles per hour, easy. They dodged obstacles by hopping onto the sidewalk, they fishtailed around slick corners, and they came close to colliding with oncoming traffic more than once.
I turned to Nikki with shock clear on my face. “This is insane! Someone’s going to get hurt. Maybe killed!”
Nikki’s face was pure elation as she watched the screens. Her expression changed as my words sunk in, then she looked at me like I had a foot sticking out of my head. I supposed it was odd to hear that type of statement coming from someone who routinely hovered around the 150 mark on the speedometer while riding, but that was a completely different kind of environment. Believe it or not, what I did was safe, relatively speaking. Millions of dollars were spent to make it that way. This was not safe. At all.
“They’re breaking every traffic law there is,” I added, feeling like a giant stick in the mud. Someone needed to be the voice of reason here, though, because everyone was clearly out of their ever loving minds.
Nikki smirked at my comment. “It’s a race, Kenzie. They can’t exactly drive cautiously. Why do you think this happens so late at night?”
“Because it’s illegal,” I deadpanned. I got a couple of odd looks from the crowd after saying that, including a particularly nasty glare from Hayden’s bet collector. Maybe this wasn’t the best place to be talking about the law. Shutting my mouth, I quickly refocused on the screen.
Just as I noticed a familiar section of street come into view on the monitor, one side of the screen started wobbling, then the camera showed asphalt, sparks, spinning scenery, and a rapidly approaching telephone pole. The crowd around me hushed as it became clear that Hayden’s competition wasn’t going to finish this race. I heard Hayden’s bike rounding the corner seconds later, then Nikki was once again pulling me along like a rag doll. She shoved us into a good position to see the finish line right as Hayden’s Honda whizzed past. He was alone. Cheers erupted mixed with a few groans from the people who’d bet on the other guy.
Just as I was wondering if anyone was going to go check on the Ninja rider, Nikki grabbed my shoulders and started shaking me with uncontainable joy. “We won, Kenzie! We frickin’ won!”
“Great,” I said, clenching my teeth so I wouldn’t bite my tongue.
Releasing me, Nikki let out a squeal of excitement. “I just made enough money to pay you back and cover my loss. See, aren’t you glad you came?”
I narrowed my eyes into poisonous daggers that would hopefully drill some sense into her. “I hate you,” I murmured.  Nikki held a hand over her heart. “I know by hate you mean love, and I love you too, Kenzie. Now let’s collect my winnings and go home so you can rest up. Big year this year!”
I opened my mouth to scold her with some biting remark about how I’d wanted to leave ages ago, but she turned on her heel and left me there, gaping. Just as I was forcing the muscles in my jaw to relax enough to contract, Hayden pulled up next to where I was standing on the sidewalk. It felt like the world suddenly shifted into slow motion as I turned my head to look at him.
He was still hunched over his bike, hands on the grip and throttle; the only indication that he was looking at me was the direction of his dark helmet. Then, like some freaking Prince Charming in a fairy tale, he slowly removed his helmet and tucked it under his arm. I swear the air around me condensed as his tilted smile came into view. Jesus Christ, this guy was sex on a stick.
Reaching up, he roughly ran a hand through his sweaty dirty- blond hair. The short, sexy shag he’d had going on earlier was destroyed from the helmet, but somehow after just a few scruffs of his hand, the carefree style was back to utter perfection. I kind of wanted to mess it up again, run my hands through the strands, grab a handful and clench it tight while I outlined those incredibly kissable lips with my tongue.
Whoa. No. I didn’t want that.
His penetrating gaze studied my face for a moment. There was something there in his eyes that I couldn’t quite grasp. Interest, sure, but almost... sadness too. Then he smiled, and the look vanished so fast, I was sure I’d imagined it. “Haven’t seen you here before,” he said, his voice low and easy, like he hadn’t just risked his life. “I hope you bet on me. It would be a shame to see someone as beautiful as you... lose.”
His grin turned suggestive, and warning signs started flashing in front of my eyes. Danger! Do not proceed! Rocky road ahead! Turn back now! The warnings flared even brighter when he stood from his motorcycle and began approaching me.
When he was directly in front of me, so close that I could smell the subtle spicy aroma of his cologne, my heart was hammering so hard, I was positive he could hear it, positive he could see my T-shirt lifting and releasing like a frantic hummingbird was hiding under the fabric. What the hell was he doing to me? Was I nervous or excited? Because the sensation was so similar to both, I honestly couldn’t tell.
Extending a hand, he smoothly said, “Name’s Hayden. Hayden Hayes.” I was just about to lift my hand and touch him—my fingers even twitched in response—when he added, “And what should I call you, sweetheart?”
Sweetheart? With those two simple syllables he had just dumped a bucket of ice water over my head and killed any fantasy I might have had about him. I lived, worked, and breathed in a world where men looked at me like I was a second-class citizen. To prove my worth, I had to work harder, longer, and with everything I had inside me, all the fucking time. I felt like he’d just tried to take all of that hard work away from me with that one demeaning word.
“Leaving,” I said, walking away.

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

ALWAYS (Spiral of Bliss #5) By Nina Lane Blog Tour Post!! Review, Book Info & Giveaway

SOB-SexyCover-Always-1400px-51616About ALWAYS (Spiral of Bliss #5)

Without darkness, there can be no light.
Dean has always been Liv's white knight. Not once has he retreated from battle. Not once has he failed to keep his wife safe. Not once has he broken his promise to slay monsters for her.
Then Dean encounters a monster he can’t destroy. A monster he can’t even face. And for the first time ever, there is nothing he can do to protect the woman who owns his heart.
The love story of Liv and Dean West that started with AROUSE and continued in ALLURE, AWAKEN, and ADORE now comes to a breathtaking conclusion as the professor and his beauty fight the battle of their lives.
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About Nina Lane

New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Goodreads | Newsletter

 My Review
Now I have to admit I do feel a little nostalgic writing this review for a story that is the end to a touching and lovely series. I hope there's some surprise in the future for another book...but without any spoilers I'm hugely satisfied and blushingly content in how this series ended, right to the last page. In receiving this ARC, I finished it within days. It's a continuation of Liv's and Dean's love story and now family. It's amazing to think how this story started in book 1; it's just so different now we have read five amazing books on Liv and Dean's journey in their lives together. Hands down Author Nina Lane is such a fabulous writer. Each story has had it's intense conflict and this Book 5 Always is no different. I found this conflict to be the worst of the worst type of conflict that can definitely push a family in different directions and if you have read this series you know that Dean is the one that wants to fight whatever is in his and his family's way but this battle is different from anything he has had to face. What happens tests friendships and relationships including Dean's and Liv's marriage. Reading the POV from both Liv and Dean was again really helpful to really understand where each of them are in the battle they face. Dean has always been a favorite male lead character of mine and this book really shows you a different, raw/emotional side of him and it's great and with Liv, she's just always the one that has wanted to handle things on her own, where Dean can't fight for her and she definitely shows she can stand her own in the toughest battle of her life. It was great to read about familiar characters including the loveable Archer, Kelsey, and Liv's and Dean's children. This story does definitely have a more family feel and it has a definite love feel between Dean and Liv, that doesn't go away even in what they deal with. It's a beautiful story and this is a series I will always want to read because it captivated me from chapter 1 of book 1. I love this series! :) 

My Rating: A Strong 5/5 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Blog Tour: Adore By Nina Lane!!!


*****I'm so glad to be slowly coming back to blogging******

My Mini Review! 
I remember reading the first book in this amazing series and was blown away by how beautifully written it is. The characters, a married couple, is something I usually don't read or come across on but Liv and Dean are just awesome. Their characters including in Adore have been even more development with their pasts and their situations that they have dealt with together. They're a team and the structure of their team is really seen in this story. They are moving forward and now have a son, and from reading the first chapters I can see how Liv is really stressed, with her commitments with her son, work, the town, and Dean...for the first time, from me POV, I see that their relationship is steamy but there's something missing and it's written really good of why there's something missing in their usual spark. I love stories that have raw moments, raw situations and characters that are realistic and you will read that Liv and Dean are going through something that I imagine other couples go through and without spoiling it, they have to decide how far they are willing to sacrifice their time with each other to continue on with other commitments. Again this is another beautiful novel by Nina Lane that will absolutely not disappoint! There are familiar settings, including a fun cafe, and characters that leave an imprint in wanting to read more about them including our main characters. Definitely Read this, and if you haven't read the other books, you should go in order to go through the whole experience of this wonderful series!

My Rating: 5/5 

About ADORE (Spiral of Bliss #4)
Liv and Dean West have always fallen together, but this time they might fall apart...
Liv and Dean have everything…almost. With a rambunctious toddler, crazy work schedules, and too many responsibilities, they’ve lost sight of their passionate, intimate marriage. And Professor West is none too happy about that.
Determined to lure his wife into hot new adventures, Dean struggles with his need to have Liv all to himself and the reality of sharing her with the world.
Then he gets an opportunity that could change their lives…and Liv is faced with the prospect of her white knight going places where she can’t follow.
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Goodreads | Newsletter

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Paradise Taken and Saving Us by C.M. Hutton *Excerpt, Review & Giveaway*


Title: Paradise Taken Author: C M Hutton Genre: Adult Contemporary R0mance Publish Date: June 22, 2013 Publisher: Independent Published Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.  

~ Book Synopsis ~

Based on true events.

Four lives, intertwined by friendship and business, whose true story was more devastating
than fiction.
Rob and Kaye were thrilled to be moving to the island of St. John with dear friends, Jake
and Claire. The men were going into business together and relocating with their families to
the beautiful tropical paradise. It was a dream come true for the longtime friends.
But, when feelings are revealed and temptation takes control, one friendship turns from
lust to love and no one can walk away unscathed.
And, one person's ultimate decision leaves everyone lost and devastated.
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Excerpt  from Paradise Taken

Rob was sitting near Jake and Claire and motioned for me to join him on the lounger. I put my

finger up indicating I needed a minute as I still had to see the caterers out. Rob winked at me

and smiled, reminding me of Jake’s odd response earlier in the evening. I smiled back as I tried

to ignore my thoughts.

Eventually, I made my way over to my husband and crawled into the chair with him. Jake’s eyes

never left me, but Rob didn’t notice. It should have been unnerving, but it wasn’t. I snuggled

deep beside my man, laid my head on his muscular chest, and wrapped my arms around his

waist. He was my home.

I felt Rob stirring and realized I’d fallen asleep in his arms in the lounger. He was still chatting

with Jake about work stuff, and I started to get up, but he pulled me back down and held me in


“Don’t leave. We were thinking of going for a night swim.” Rob grinned. I knew what that

meant. He loved to swim naked with me, but I certainly wasn’t going to do that with Jake and

Claire here. He chuckled at my raised eyebrows because he knew I was about to protest, so he

whispered, “With suits this time.”

 Title: Saving Us (Sequel to Paradise Taken) Author: C M Hutton   Genre: Adult Contemporary R0mance Publish Date: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Independent Published Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.  

~ Book Synopsis ~
Our love affair wasn't what everyone wanted it to be. It was raw and full of absolute joy
and unbelievable pain. My love for another woman had consumed me for years and now that Kaye was mine, I wasn’t ever letting her go. I knew the consequences of our affair would be devastating to our families, but I was too selfish to walk away.
My beautiful Kaye was having my baby and we were determined to get our happily ever
after....until one day, one event, one conversation threatened it all.
"I had to know what went wrong. My stomach was sick with grief and I didn't know what to
do next or even how to help Kaye. I needed to get to her. It didn't matter what Rob or Claire thought. No one could stop me from going. I knew she needed me. I could feel it deep in my soul." - Jake
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About the Author
I’m a wife, a mom of three, a friend, an aunt, a sister, a daughter and a teacher. Now, I can add writer to my list! I’ve always wanted to write and finally found inspiration and support to do it. I live near Austin, Texas with my family and love to read and travel. Put me on a beach with a good book and the world just disappears around me. Paradise Taken was my first novel and is a highly emotional book based on true events. Its sequel (Saving Us) is due out February 2014. Loving Her was the second book I wrote after needing a little time off from Paradise Taken. It is a story close to my heart.   I love that you are willing to take a chance on a new writer and promise to keep striving to put out great books!   If you don't like my books, that's okay. Just please be gentle on my fragile ego. ;)   I'd love to chat with you, so look me up on any of my social pages.   Happy Reading. :) CM Hutton   

My Mini Review for both Books
(I apologize I'm just on a time crunch right now. I hope to soon make these in two reviews but for now I'm doing one but I promise I'll try not to mention any big spoilers)

It was nice to take a few days to read these two novels. First I want to write that these were very good contemporary romance stories. The characters, including the children involved, seemed believable and there is a realistic situation that is definitely hard to swallow knowing that there are two marriages on the line, but the author kept me reading once I do know what breaks two families. I did like reading from Kaye's POV in the first book and actually wanted to read more from her POV in the second book but reading a little bit from Jake's side did clarify some questions I had from the first book. With that I'll leave with that and if you want to read stories that gives a chance on a love that never went away read this :)
My Rating for both novels: 4/5
I say a strong PG-13 (Some Language and Sexuality)

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Love of a Rockstar by Nicole Simone *Author Guest Post & Giveaway*

Title: Love of a Rockstar
Author: Nicole Simone
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: February 11, 2014
Cover Design: Okay Creations


Marlene Parker thought she met her soul mate at eighteen, but when he left her pregnant and alone to pursue a life of rock ‘n roll, she vowed to never love again. Now four years later, she is being offered the dream of a lifetime. Moving to France with her daughter to start anew. There is only one problem. Marlene’s formative ex is back in town and his pull is strong as ever.
Luke Anderson has everything a man could want. Fame, fortune and enough beautiful women to last him a lifetime. That is until a young runaway shows him what is truly important. Family. A word in which plagues Luke with regret. As a scared twenty two year old he ran away from the love of his life and their unborn child. Now ready to reverse his biggest regret with only three days to do it, Luke’s fate hangs in the balance. The question is, will he be able to convince Marlene their love story deserves a second chance?

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Inspiration Behind Book

The idea for “Love of a Rockstar came to me out of the blue.  After writing my first novel that had paranormal undertones, I wanted to break into a new genre.  Since I am a huge fan of author’s like Lisa Kleypas, my mind immediately went to Contemporary Romance.  Since I was dating a musician at the time, he inspired the plot line.  Although our love story was nothing like Marlene and Luke’s, my imagination took control and I started to write.  That was almost six months ago.  I took a “write by the seat of your pants” approach, which in the end worked out for the best. I truly feel as if the character’s guided me through the novel and let me tell their love story for the world to hear.    

About the Author

Nicole Simone works in digital media by day and at night, pen’s character driven romance novels that will make your mama blush. She lives in Los Angeles, C.A with her fat bulldog named Humphrey. Love of a Rock Star is Nicole’s first novel but certainly not her last.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3) By: Nina Lane *Review & Giveaway*

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*Mini Reviews of Book 1 & 2 Are Here*

Title: Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3) 

Author: Nina Lane 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+  
Publication Date: January 7, 2014 
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.


“I love that you love me, professor.” “I love loving you, beauty.” Since their intense, passionate beginning, Professor Dean West and his wife Olivia have fought dark secrets and betrayal in order to save their marriage. Now reeling in the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Liv and Dean are driven further apart by a vindictive threat to Dean’s career. Struggling to stand on her own for the first time in years, Liv is determined to defend her husband and prove herself. Then an unexpected letter dredges up old insecurities and endangers Liv’s newfound independence. As Dean fights for his professional life, he is forced to confront his worst fear when he discovers that he can’t protect his beloved wife from her own painful past.

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Spiral of Bliss Trilogy

My Mini Review

(I'm time constricted right now so I apologize that I can't write a longer review at this time.)

I have really become addicted to this beautifully written love story of Liv and Dean. I mean it's not always so good as there is a lot of stake that can prevent their happiness for a long time, but with that aside, these two lovers just concentrate on themselves, about their relationship, and about themselves individually. I do like that we read both of Liv and Dean's POVs. It helps a great deal to know what they are both thinking and why they do this and that. There are many love scenes, some flashbacks and these are really important, because for me Liv's character develops even more, with the help of an old friend. I feel like we do finally know everything about this couple and with their ups and downs, I can leave this trilogy with pure satisfaction. I have to say though that for the rest of the day, when I finished this I had a withdrawal as I read this trilogy from beginning to end within days, so I got attached to these characters, to this love story and just to the story itself, of finding yourself, and even though I wanted more after I finished the last sentence, I think how it ends is....well very appropriate. I look forward to reading more of this Author's work as I just love her writing :)

My Rating: 4.5/5
Rated R! (Oh yes. Strong Sexual Content & Some Adult Language)

About the Author

NinaLane-B&WUSA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences. Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she's that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina's novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon's Erotica Bestseller list, and Allure is a USA Today Bestseller.

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Arouse & Allure (Spiral of Bliss #1 & #2) By: Nina Lane *Mini Reviews*

Goodreads Description

"One day I'm going to touch you in a thousand different ways and show you how to touch me," he said.

And he did.

Struggling with a tormented past, undergraduate Olivia Winter once led a practical but isolated life. Then she met Professor Dean West, a brilliant scholar of medieval history who melted Liv's inhibitions and taught her the meaning of both love and erotic pleasure.

But after three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean now face a crisis that threatens everything they believe about each other as dark secrets and temptations rise to the surface.

My Mini Review

I'm so happy that I was finally able to start this trilogy with book 1. I've been itching to read this for some time. Being a part of the Blog Tour for Book 3 finally made me read book 1 & 2 and again I'm so glad I did. By the end of this book, I literally, within seconds, turned to read book 2. This story is addictive and that starts out with how well this story of Liv and Dean is written. Really, Lane is a true artist with words and just telling a wonderful love story. And it's not just a love story, oh no, there are tough situations that try to rip this couple a part. Without giving too much, I just want to say that reading this story of an already married couple was refreshing because I usually read stories that have the lovers meet and so on so that was uniquely different to read and it works out well as Lane shows us flashbacks so don't worry, you will read how these two meet and a lot more. The characters, especially Liv and Dean, are just again written so well. This story is captivating and there are realistic elements here so for me, that also sold me to continue on with this flowing story. Read this, if you want to get addicted to a true love story!

My Rating: 4.7/5
Rated R! (Strong Sexual Content and Some Language)

Goodreads Description

BOOK TWO IN NINA LANE'S BESTSELLING SPIRAL OF BLISS SERIES "We both want this so badly. I can feel it resonating between us like the hot pull of our first attraction, tangible and intense." 

After lies and betrayal almost destroy their marriage, Dean and Olivia West reignite their blissful passion. The medieval history professor and his cherished wife are determined to fix their mistakes and fall madly in love all over again.

Then a family crisis forces Dean back into a feud with his parents and siblings, dredging up guilt over a painful family secret. Liv and Dean have battled obstacles together before, but with bitter family conflicts now endangering their fragile intimacy, they soon must struggle with events that could damage them in ways they had never imagined.

My Mini Review
(There might be spoilers so watch out!)

This story starts around the same month when book 1 ended. Liv and Dean know that they have a little someone coming that will change their lives forever. And due to a family situation, the couple go to Dean's estranged family, and well you might guess there is some conflict that might arise, and without giving too much away, there are some new tensions that rock Dean and Liv's world that can ruin their lives forever. There is a whole lot of different situations in this story, so if you have read book 1, you will love this one, you will because you just want to know what happens with this married couple's life, just like I did. Again you will see some realistic elements and how they play out, so hope you get addicted again to this story!

My Rating: 4.3/5
Rated R! (Strong Sexual Content, Some Language & Just A Little Violence, like one scene really)
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