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This Blog still needs A LOT of work haha :) as you can see, but it should be up and ready with all of my old followers from my other blog and other posts sometime in April so yeah just wanted to all let you know and I apologize if there's any confusion! Oh and if you are new, please do follow, any way you can and hope you visit again :)

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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