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Kitty's Book Spot!

I enjoy many types of books and genres.  This blog will reflect the latest books, music, movies and any other forms of entertainment that reflect my passions and hobbies.

 

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Adrenaline Rush by Cindy M. Hogan

 

 

As I hurtled toward my destination at 500 miles an hour, I pulled out a notebook, placed it on the shiny mahogany table in front of me, and scribbled a quick to-do list.

 

Pick out an outfit.

 

Get folders and notebooks.

 

Switch into fourth period drama.

 

I chewed on the end of my pen. Oh yeah—just one more thing.

 

Get kidnapped.

 

According to my pre-mission briefing, kidnappings were up in the States by five percent over the last five years. The significance of which didn’t hit me until I found that the statistics for kidnappings had remained static for a good thirty years. The spike caught the attention of the FBI, and they put their best men on it. The problem? Right when they thought they’d discovered the pattern of the kidnappers, it seemed to change.

 

We hit some turbulence, and the force of it pulled me out of my reverie. I sucked in a deep breath, my hands resting on the soft leather side arms of my big comfortable seat as the Gulfstream jet jumped. I let the rollercoaster feeling wash over me like a wave, forcing myself to enjoy every last tingle. I only had this flight and a few hours tonight to assume my new thrill-seeking alias—the one that would lure the kidnappers and save the day before the pattern changed again. I might as well make the most of it.

 

 

Chosen Wolf (Curse of the Moon #2) Excerpt

 

The full moon inched higher in the night sky, growing bigger and brighter by the moment. One by one, the members of the pack ran behind the Moonhaven mansion to remove their clothes before they tore to shreds as their bodies turned from men to wolves. Howls sounded in the distance.

 

Toby squeezed my hand, holding my gaze. “Maybe this will be the month you can finally shift again, Victoria.”

 

Sharp pains ran through my body. My right hip cracked. I bit my tongue, trying not to cry out in pain. My skin felt on fire as fur tried to poke through, but couldn’t.

 

His face tensed, a pained look in his eyes. “Are you shifting?”

 

I shook my head. There was nothing normal about this, and it was proving to be more difficult and painful than my other months of un-shifts. Each one grew worse than the last.

 

Toby scooped me up, carried me inside, and helped me onto my bed. “I can’t keep my wolf inside any longer. I’m sorry.”

 

“It’s okay.” I fought to keep my voice steady. Tears threatened.

 

He brushed hair from my face and kissed my forehead. “Ziamara’s upstairs sleeping. She said to wake her if you need anything.”

 

“I’ll be fine.” I grimaced, the pain nearly choking me.

 

Toby cried out and the sound of ripping fabric tore through the room. He spun around and dashed out the door. The back of his shirt had ripped, and fur poked through the split material.

 

I gripped a pillow, squeezing it as hard as I could to distract myself from the pain. It didn’t work, and the pillow exploded, filling the air with white feathers.

 

A loud pop sounded and then a horrific pain shot through my shoulders. I slumped down and screamed, unable to take the pain.

 



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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin
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A while ago I read and finished the novel A Game of Thrones. Today I'm finally going to review it. Normally when I review a book I give a brief summary of the book, but we all know what happens so I'm not going to.

 

My favorite part of any book is mostly the characters so that sounds like a good place to start. Eddard Stark is one of the most honorable people in all of Westeros and still one of my favorite characters of the books and show. Ned was just very likable to me. One of the reasons I like him is that he doesn't want power (which is kind of rare in this series), and that he always chooses his children over his honor. It's hard to dislike a character like that.

 

My favorite POV of the book was Arya. She is by far my favorite female character of the series. I really like her rebellious nature. Her chapters were my favorite parts of the book and the show. Arya is just a very relatable character. I wish I could be more like her.

 

Tyrion Lannister ranks high on my list of favorite characters. Some of the best quotes come from Tyrion. He's my favorite Lannister. I really liked him in this book.

 

I really didn't like Sansa in this book. Sansa is now one of my favorite characters now, but when I first watch the show w I didn't like at all. In the first season Sansa was bratty, but in this book she was even more of a brat. I really didn't like they way she treated Arya. Even though I dislked Sansa so much un this book I can't wait to see her character development in the other books

 

This may come as a surprise to you (not) but I really love Jon Snow! He is a very interesting character. I loved his relationship with Arya and Sam. 

 

Daenerys is a fantastic character (I can't say the same for her brother). Dany is on the best characters of the series in my opinion. I loved her development over the course of the book. I also loved deny and Drogo as couple.

 

I could go on and on about the other characters I love like Bran and Osha, but I haven't even talked about one of the best things in the book: the world. I love the land of Westeros. As you know the world of Game of Thrones is big. It's bigger then any other worlds I've read read about because not only is there Westeros but Essos as well. It makes the the setting feel bigger then it does in some stories. 

 

Well, that's all I have to say about the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire. Who is your favorite character? What was your favorite scene that transitioned from the book to the show?

 

I hope you like my review, and I'm sorry if it felt like I was babbling.

 

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Caro Mayfair was passionate, committed, and not looking for love at all. She just wanted to use her newly-minted college degree at the small library in the mountain town of Paradise. Little did she know that she was about to meet the man that would set her world on fire!

 

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Book Blitz - If I Dream
 
 
 
Book Blitz February 20th 2017
 
Title: If I Dream (Corrupted Love Book One)
Author: K.M. Scott | @KMScottromance
 
 
 
 
 
 
A new unforgettable romance by K.M. Scott, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Heart of Stone and Club X Series!
 
 

 

If I dream, will you dare?

 

 

 

All I wanted was my freedom. It's all I'd dreamed of from the first time I stood in the ring. Until I entered Robert Erickson's world. Until Serena. Cruelty and ugliness surrounded me, but she was beautiful and good. I wanted to protect her from her father's world, even though I knew being with her could mean the end of me.

 

 
I wanted for nothing as the daughter of one of the richest men in the world. But all my father's money couldn't buy what I truly craved. Until Ryder. I wanted all he was, all he brought out in me. All he made me desire.
 
Our love was forbidden by the one person who had the power to harm us. We dreamed of more than living in that world, though. We dreamed of having it all, but did we dare?
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
If I Dream
Text Copyright © 2017 K.M. Scott
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Looking up into his intense green eyes as they practically glared down at me, I said, “Let me go. I have to get back with this wine.”
 
“No. Not until you dance with me.”
 
“I don’t want to dance with you. Let me go,” I said, looking away from him as my emotions swirled around inside me in a mix of desire, anger, and hurt.
 
“Yes, you do,” he said defiantly as he roughly moved my head so I had to face him.
 
“Stop this! I don’t want to dance with you. Go find Janelle. She obviously wants to dance with you and a whole lot more.”
 
Ryder pressed his hand harder into my lower back so the bottle pushed against our bodies. Reaching down, he took it out of my hold and placed it on a nearby table. Now nothing stood between us.
 
I pressed my palms against his chest, but it was no use. He was too strong and so much bigger than me.
 
His fingers slid over my shoulder as his other hand held me to him and he said, “You come to my room every night. You lay in my bed with me every night and fall asleep with your head on my shoulder. Don’t tell me you don’t want to dance with me, Serena.”
 
Hurt coursed through me. Why did he say those things like my visits to him every night were an imposition?
 
“Fine. I won’t come to see you anymore. Maybe Janelle can come down to see you every night. She won’t ask as many questions about things you don’t want to talk about, so you’ll probably like it better.”
 
His fingers slipped under the strap of my dress, and then he slowly let them drift down to just above my breast, all the while never breaking his gaze focused on my eyes. His touch thrilled me, and beneath the silk my nipples hardened to excited peaks that pressed against the fabric and showed him his effect on me. 
 
As my body betrayed the reality of how I felt, it became harder to lie to him. I did want to dance with him, and just watching him with Janelle had made me more jealous than I’d ever been before in my life.
 
“I don’t want Janelle to come see me. I want you to. You didn’t come for the past two nights and I missed you.”
 
His voice, low and seductive, hit me deep inside. “I figured I’d leave you alone for a few nights so you wouldn’t get tired of hanging out.”
 
“I get tired of a lot of things, but never being with you.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K.M. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller of contemporary romance stories. A writer for all her life, she finally decided to take the plunge and seek publication in 2011. Under her Gabrielle Bisset pseudonym, she writes erotic paranormal and historical romance, but in 2013 she decided to branch off into contemporary romance. Loving what she does, her contemporary romances are filled with steamy sex, great dialogue, and happily ever afters that stay with the reader long after they finish her books. Inquiries involving publishing, television & film rights, foreign and audio rights, please contact K.M. at kmscottauthor@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Crave Me - Cecy Robson

This is the 3rd book in the O'Brien Family series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Erin AKA Wren meets Evan when he comes in to buy a car from the dealership she works at.  The heat between them sizzles and sparks right from the start!  Evan knows what he wants, but Wren is not planning to mix business with pleasure.

 

Evan has never had his skin set on fire by a woman like this before.  He will have to plan carefully to make his move.  They both have some secrets in the past that may derail the future.

 

This series just keeps getting better.  I loved the heat between the two main characters.  Familiar favorites are here too.  I loved the suspense, the pace, and the humor.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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5 Stars
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Going for the Goal (The Perfect Play Series Book 3) - Sara Rider

This is book # 3 in the Perfect Play series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For your enjoyment, and to better understand the series I recommend reading in order.

 

Jillian & Nick have quite the past.  Now, as he begs her to be his agent, she does not think it is wise to mix business with pleasure.  Her reputation and future are at risk.

 

Nick has waited almost a decade to be with his dream woman.  Now, her needs her for more than just the physical.  He needs her to save his career.

 

This was such a heartwarming and HOT book to read.  I found myself with laughter and tears.  I am hoping the series continues, since it is so good.  I give this book a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review by Netgalley and its publishers.

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4 Stars
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The Bastard Billionaire (Billionaire Bad Boys) - Jessica Lemmon

This is the 3rd book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader understanding and enjoyment, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Elijah AKA Eli meets Isabella AKA Isa (or Sable) when she comes to work for him as his assistant.  He has fired and sent away all the others she has tried to get him to work with.  A battle torn veteran, he has lost more than his leg.

 

Isa puts up with a lot of attitude from Eli so she can build up her business.  She decides to put herself in as the temporary employee.  The sparks star flying from the moment they meet.

 

This series is always full of heat, hot men, and surprises.  This story fits in very well.  We get to see more of our favorite characters from previous books as also.  Such a fun read.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for an honest review only.

Book Blitz - Still Love You

Still Love You
Allie Everhart
Publication date: February 14th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

*A Standalone New Adult Romance.*
Silas Sparks was my first love. My only love. The guy I thought I would marry, and almost did.

We were engaged. For a week. In high school. It was the happiest week of my life. But then reality hit and I broke off the engagement. I was only 17. I couldn’t get married! I had plans for my life. Plans that included college and someday running a large corporation.

Silas was crushed. He couldn’t understand why I did it. But that’s Silas. He lives in the moment, never worries about the future. After we broke up, he took off for Europe and never came back.

That was two years ago. I haven’t seen or talked to him since. Then just as I’m about to leave college for summer break, guess who shows up at my door? Looking even hotter than I remember, flashing that sexy smile of his, telling me he’s home for the summer, living just a few houses down from mine!

Now I’m panicking. I was never supposed to see him again. Silas is the past. I’ve moved on. And yet here he is, and all I can think about is how much I want him back. It can never happen, but even so, I can’t deny the truth. And the truth is…I still love Silas.

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“Why were you flirting with her?” Willow asks. “You don’t live here. It’s not like you could date her.”

 

“I wasn’t flirting. I was just giving her my order.” I stretch my legs out under the table, letting them brush against Willow’s.

 

She crosses her legs and turns to me. “You were giving her the Silas smile. No girl can resist that and you know it. You were definitely flirting.”

 

“Why do you care?” I nudge her leg with mine and keep it there. I know I shouldn’t keep touching her but I can’t help it. I haven’t seen her forever and now that she’s here, I have this need to touch her, even in just an innocent way. I’m a very tactile person. Touch is a way I communicate, sometimes without even knowing it.

 

“I don’t care,” she says in a tone that implies the opposite. “Do what you want. I just don’t think you should flirt with some girl you have no intention of asking out. You’re leading her on.”

 

“A person can flirt without having it go anywhere.”

 

“Then what’s the purpose?”

 

Typical Willow logic at work. She has to have an answer to everything. An answer that makes sense to her.

 

“There doesn’t have to be a purpose.” I know that comment will get her going, but I put it out there anyway.

 

“Of course there does. You can’t just do something for no reason.”

 

“Fine.” I lean across the table and give her that Silas smile she was referring to. “I flirted with her so she’d get your order correct. I’m sure they’re not used to having to follow such specific guidelines for making a burger. I was just making sure they got it right.”

 

She sighs. “I appreciate your efforts but you don’t have to resort to selling your body just to get my order correct.”

 

I laugh and sit back. “I wasn’t selling my body. It was just a smile.”

 

“I think that girl would like more than that.” Willow holds up the receipt, which has a phone number written on back with the words ‘call me.’

 

“Huh. I wondered what she wrote on there.” I take the receipt and shove it in my pocket.

 

“You’re keeping it?” Willow looks disgusted with me.

 

I shrug. “You never know.”

 

“Never know what?”

 

Before I can answer, our food arrives, delivered by a short, scrawny kid who doesn’t look legally old enough to work. He’s probably the little brother of the girl at the register. They look similar.

 

“Wait.” Willow stops him before he leaves. “Could you get us another cup for the milkshake? And another straw?”

 

He nods and walks off.

 

I set the basket of fries between us as Willow inspects her burger, lifting the top of the bun.

 

“Is it the way you wanted it?” I ask.

 

“Yes. It’s perfect.” She puts the bun back in place. “But your flirting trick didn’t completely work. She forgot the cup and the straw.”

 

“That’s because you asked for that, not me.” I smile, then take a big bite of my burger.

 

“Whatever,” she mumbles, picking up a fry.

 

She eats fries one at a time, whereas I grab several and eat them all at once. That’s why we always shared an order. It would take Willow forever to finish a basket of fries on her own, eating them one at a time like that.

 

I wonder if she shares her fries when she goes out with other guys. I try not to think about that. Thinking about her with another guy makes me angry and I never get angry. Except when it comes to Willow. She brings out all my emotions. The good, the bad, the in-between. This girl gets to me the way no one else can.

 

When I left two years ago, I wasn’t sure I’d ever see her again, and now, working for her parents, I’ll see her every day.

 

This is going to be a very interesting summer.

 

 

Author Bio:

 

Allie Everhart started writing romance three years ago with Choosing You, the first book in the bestselling Jade Series. Since then, she’s published eighteen books. Allie writes romance because she loves watching a relationship develop between her characters, from those first flirty encounters to the point they realize they’re in love. Allie's always been a romantic, as evidenced by her early years as a wedding singer, her obsession with dating shows, and the fact that she still watches reruns of The Love Boat.

 

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Cover Reveal - One Final Breath
 
 
 
Title: One Final Breath
Author: LK Collins | @authorlkcollins
Release Date: February 28th 2017
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 One life.
One choice.
One love.
 
Sometimes it’s all we get and one moment could change it all. 
 
I hate the number one—it haunts me; my every waking moment is a constant reminder of what I lost. 
 
One day, I met a guy and I fell in love. 
He asked me one question…I said yes. 
 
Our life was perfect…until one day everything changed. 
 
I watched him slowly slip and fade away. 
 
The one person I loved, my best friend, my partner, my everything, was slowly dying right in front of my eyes. 
 
The doctors said he had one year left; he only lasted one month. 
 
As I held on to his hand, he took one final breath and slipped from this world.
 
Leaving me; one woman, one broken heart, one child to show the world to…all alone. 
 
This is my story about the power of one ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
One Final Breath
Text Copyright © 2017 LK Collins
 
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I’m not sure what it is about him, but for some reason since we met, he’s consumed my thoughts. He takes the pain away—he makes me feel sane—he makes me feel like there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel I’ve been living in for so long.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
From International Bestselling Author, LK Collins, comes One Final Breath an emotional read about losing the one you love and learning how to go on without them.
 
 
LK Collins is the naughty alter ego for the husband-and-wife duo behind multiple bestselling and international bestselling novels. This real-life couple is downright dirty in the bedroom, which bleeds through the pages of their steaming hot stories. While LK writes the books, Mr. Collins, the tattooed god himself, is the mastermind behind so much of the page-turning sexiness. 
 
If you are looking for a scorching read with chemistry so intense it jumps off the pages, then an LK novel is for you. From standalones to series, their stories will have you blushing and panting, ready to reread them the moment you’ve finished. The heroes are alpha, demanding, filthy-talking men that will do anything for their girl…or to get them.
 

 

 
 
 
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SAUVIGNON BLANC TO SIGH FOR
Love in Wine Country #4
Pamela Gibson
Releasing Feb 13th, 2017
 

 

Sarah James has always wanted to be part of a family. Her divorced parents are estranged and she has no siblings. But she does have friends, especially Sam, who’s always underfoot…eating her food, fixing stuff in her house, and seeking advice about his love life.
 
Aspiring winemaker Sam Reynoso has taken care of Sarah since the sixth grade. She’s smart, comfortable, and indulgent. They’re best friends until a wine and food pairing competition throws them together in an intimate, tension-filled setting.

 

As feelings neither of them expected start to emerge, each will have to decide if their relationship will evolve, or if their newfound love will be nipped in the bud by a crushing secret.

 

 
 
 
 

Sarah moved around behind him. Her subtle perfume blended with the smells in the kitchen. “Do you think my label is okay?”

 

They’re not judging your label. They’re judging how well the food and wines complement each other.”

 

You’re right.” He set the bottle down and turned to greet his friend, but she wasn’t there. In her place stood a siren—that’s the first word that came to mind—in tight leggings that hugged her hips and bared her midriff, and a fitted shirt that tied under plump breasts, showing a hint of cleavage.

 

What the hell?

 

But it was the hair that got his attention.

 

What have you done to your hair?”

 

She twirled in front of him, letting her hair swing from side to side provocatively. It looked lighter, and it looked like she had way more hair. “Where are your glasses?”

 

I’m wearing contacts. Do you like this look?” She batted her eyelashes at him and moved closer.

 

He stepped back, aware of an unaccustomed heat he’d never felt in Sarah’s house before. She was his friend. She shouldn’t look like this.

 

She seemed to be waiting for his answer, but he didn’t know what to say.

 

It’s…different.”

 

She laughed and put her hand on his chest. It left a warm spot there. He couldn’t back up any more, because the edge of the counter was biting into his backside.

 

Do you think people will believe we’re a couple now, Mr. Hot Guy?” Her voice was low and sexy, her soft mouth curved into a secret smile.

 

Geez, Sarah. You didn’t have to change your appearance.”

 

Sure I did. We’re supposed to be a couple in a committed relationship. I have to look like the girls you date. I have to be warm and affectionate, and look at you like you’re my dessert course.” She paused and ran her tongue over her bottom lip. “Let’s see. What would you be? A chocolate soufflé, puffed and pretty on the outside and dark and intense on the inside, with flavors that slide over the tongue and linger there to be savored later, making you crave more.”

 

The room was suddenly hot. How would he concentrate on wines when she looked—and talked—like that? And how would he keep guys at the resort away from her?

 

His eyes fixed on her cleavage. “Could you go put on a sweatshirt or something? We need to get down to business.”

 

Sarah laughed, showing dimples in her cheeks. She had dimples? Why hadn’t he noticed before?

 

I’m sorry Sam. The deer-in-the-headlights look on your face is priceless. But you’re going to have to get used to the new Sarah…at least for a week. We need to be convincing. Isn’t that what you said last time you were here?

 

He shoved his fingers through his hair. “Did I?”

 

No more playacting right now. Pour the wines, and let’s start tasting with food.”

 

 

 
 
Sauvignon Blanc to Sigh For (Love in Wine Country, #4)Sauvignon Blanc to Sigh For by Pamela Gibson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 4th book in the Love In Wine Country series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading series in order.

Sarah & Sam have been best friends for so long, they do not have room to think of more. Now, with this sudden surprise he has thrown her, she is re-thinking everything. She hates that he is trying to control her life and she is so done.

Sam does not know where these feelings are coming from. He only knows he has never thought of Sarah this way before. The future looks bleak without her in it.

Interesting story. I felt drawn to both characters early on. I was rooting for them almost right away. This series is just so sweet and the pace moves right along.


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Pamela Gibson grew up loving books, history, and small towns. Her first career was a newspaper reporter, but when she returned to college to get a master’s degree, it was in public administration which eventually led to jobs running cities…not as an elected official, but as a city manager, the chief appointed one.
 
Writing was still her passion and in her spare time—between meetings and raising two active kids—she was contracted to write several books on local history. Taking an early retirement at the urging of her very supportive husband, she turned to fiction and began writing the happy ending novels she loves to read.
 
She now spends half her time on land and the other half cruising coastal or inland waters in her 32-foot boat. She speed-eats chocolates when she’s nervous, squeals when she sees a spider, and loves to relax with a good read with a mellow glass of wine. 

 
 
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Turbulence: The Epilogue - Whitney G.

This is book #1.5 in the Turbulence series.  This book is not intended to be on it's own.  It is a continuation of the 1st book in the series.  I recommend reading in order.

 

Jake & Gillian's story continues here with a sweet and fun ending!  The author generously gives us this epilogue edition FREE on several platforms.  (See below)  I found that it made me feel better to revisit them and see how they ended up.  I also like they are still the same, just better together.  I give this a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Review
4 Stars
Shake up
Turbulence - Whitney Gracia Williams

Gillian and Jake meet with surprising circumstances.  Jake is pretty mad at her right off the bat.  Is this something they can fix?

 

Jake is still wanting a physical relationship.... but Gillian has already been there with a player.  She does not need another one in her new life.  Maybe there could be a compromise they both can agree to?

 

Very sexy and funny read.  I enjoyed the banter.  These characters are both strong and smart.  It makes for a fantastic book.  This author never disappoints.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

Review
3 Stars
Changes
Dirty Fashion: M/M Gay For You Romance - Jay Blair

Cliff meets Wes when he delivers a package to his place of business.  Then he proposes a job to Wes.  Can they work together and remain professional?

 

Wes is just trying to make ends meet.  New York can turn away even the hardest of workers.  This chance with Cliff might be just what a lonely man needs.

 

These are strong characters who learn to appreciate what the other has to offer.  I was impressed with the challenges and pace of the story.  This was a good solid read.  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.

Excerpt Reveal - Grip

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"I can't stop thinking about this book...One of my favorite reads this year. Maybe ever. Kennedy Ryan took some of the most complex issues of our time and made them poetic, insightful, and deliciously sexy...5 massive, gripping stars!" - USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Adriana Locke

 

Keep reading for an EXCERPT of Grip by Kennedy Ryan FLOW releases on February 25 and will be totally FREE! GRIP releases on March 2nd straight to #KindleUnlimited!

 

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GRIP Synopsis:

Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out.

 

I know.

 

I’ve been doing it for years.

 

I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I’ve got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary.

 

And Marlon James – Grip to his fans – is nothing short of extraordinary.

 

Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I keep those memories in a locked drawer and I’ve thrown away the key.

 

All that’s left is friendship and work. He’s on the verge of unimaginable fame, all his dreams poised to come true.

 

I manage his career, but I can’t seem to manage my heart. It’s wild, reckless, disobedient.

 

And it remembers all the things I want to forget.

 

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FLOW (The GRIP Prequel) – Releasing FREE a few days before GRIP!

 

In 8 years, Marlon James will be one of the brightest rising stars in the music industry.

 

Bristol Gray will be his tough, no-nonsense manager.

 

But when they first meet, she's a college student finding her way in the world, and he's an artist determined to make his way in it.

 

From completely different worlds, all the things that should separate them only draw them closer.

 

It's a beautiful beginning, but where will the story end?

 

 

 

FLOW is the prequel chronicling the week of magical days and nights that will haunt Grip & Bristol for years to come.

 

GRIP is the full-length conclusion of their story.

 

 

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EXCERPT:

 

I wanted to keep this pain locked away, private. Until now. Until Grip. His eyes rest on my face. I feel his compassion, and it weighs so much I want out from under it. I turn my head to escape the honesty between us for a few seconds. Just for a reprieve. As soon as I look over the side, I realize my mistake.

 

“Oh, God. We’re so high.”

 

Breath charges up my throat, panic pushing out the last few minutes of peace. My heart jackhammers. Blood rushes to my head, and the world spins. I grip my head to make it stop.

 

“Hey, hey.” Grip scoots closer, eliminating the distance between us. “Put your head down as far as you can.”

 

The safety bar keeps me from putting my head between my knees, but I don’t think it would help anyway. Nothing helps. It’s irrational. I know I’m safe, but fear mocks me and makes me its bitch. I hate it, but I can’t stop it.

 

“My mom used to tell me to recite things,” Grip says from above me. “Like to distract myself when I was scared. To give me something else to focus on.”

 

It only makes me more anxious that I have nothing I can recite. Fear jumbles all my thoughts together, so discombobulated that I can’t even assemble the digits of my phone number.

 

“I can’t think of anything.”

 

“Okay. Hold up.” He rubs my back in soothing strokes that don’t soothe. “I’ll do it. Just listen to my voice. Focus on what I’m saying.”

 

I can’t focus. I can’t stop the encroaching darkness, blurring my edges and knotting my interior. It’s never been this bad, and it would happen right in front of Grip.

 

“I’ll recite “Poetry” by Pablo Neruda. My favorite actually.” Grip’s voice is warm but disembodied as I press my eyes closed. “It feels like he was writing my life story. Like he knew there would be this kid who needed something bigger than himself, and he wrote this to guide that kid to a different path. This has always felt like more than a poem. It’s personal. It feels like my prophecy.”

 

The emotion, the honesty in his voice compels me to hazard a glance at him. In the faint light of the moon and the bright lights of the carnival, I see his face. Beautiful and bronzed, a sculpture of bold bones and full lips. His eyes are intent, never looking away from mine as he begins.

 

His deep voice caresses Neruda’s sentiments of how poetry called him from the street and away from violence. Of how writing saved him from a certain fate and opened up a world he’d never imagined. And Grip’s right. The poem could have been written for him . . . could have foretold the story of a boy called, not from the streets of a Chilean city, but from the streets of Compton.

 

Passion weaves between his words and conviction laces every line. He means these words. He loves these words. Amazingly, as he’s reciting a poem I’ve never heard before, someone else’s words illuminate Grip to me. I see him clearly. A man deeply committed to his craft and who views his gift as a miracle of circumstance. As cocky as he is, I see him humbled by the means to escape a path so many others never leave. And if the poem tells his story, his eyes are a confession, never straying from mine, holding mine in the moonlight, his voice liquid poured over something sweet. As he approaches the end, my fears are forgotten, but I’m still stuck on a Ferris wheel under a darkened sky, and nothing has ever been more fitting than the final words, in which the poet says he wheeled with the stars and his heart broke loose on the wind.

 

There are too few perfect moments in this life. Far too few of us get them, but I am privileged to have this one with this man. When he empties his chest of his heart and empties his body of his soul for me under a starry sky on a Ferris wheel. And I know. In this moment, I know that I’m lost to him. It has been a matter of days. It has been a string of moments. It has not been long enough to tell him, but in my heart, I know I am lost.

 

“Did that help?” he asks.

 

He searches through the dim light for my fear or my panic, but they aren’t there anymore. He leans closer, so close his breath whispers over my face. I don’t know when he realizes that fear has gone and that something else has come, but I see the change in his eyes.

 

I think he might be lost in me, too.

 

The inches between our lips disappear. At the first brush of his mouth on mine, I know this kiss will never end. It will live on in my memory for the rest of my life. His lips beg entry, a tentative touch that blazes through my defenses and hastens the rhythm of my heart. I clutch his arm, skin and muscle, satin over steel. A thousand textures collide. The hot silk of his mouth. The sharp, straight edge of his teeth. The firm curve of his lips. The taste of him. God, the taste of him makes me moan. He cups my face, fingers spearing into my hair. I press so close the heat of his body burns through the thin fabric of our shirts.

 

“Bris.” He says it against my lips before trailing kisses down my chin. His mouth opens over my neck, hot and wet, and I arch into him, the pleasure like a train in my veins. Rushing. Vaulting. Exploding.

 

“Oh, God.” I’m a panting mess. My hands venture under his shirt, desperate, nails scraping at his back. “Keep kissing me.”

 

He’s back at my lips, devouring, our tongues dueling, dancing. This kiss has a cadence, his head moving to the left and then right, on beat, a syncopation, a simultaneity of lips and tongues. His mouth slants over mine, hot and zealous, and I link my fingers behind his head, clinging, afraid this will end. Afraid to lose the enormity of this moment. At the top of the world, so close we could almost touch the sky and with only the stars watching, I found out what a kiss should be.

 

 

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Review
4 Stars
Virtual Tour w/Review - Not In My Wildest Dreams
 
 
It really sucks to be in love with someone 
who sees you as nothing more than a friend. 
 
 
 
NOT IN MY WILDEST DREAMS
McKenna Series #2
Jamie Hollins
Releasing Feb 7th, 2017
 


It really sucks to be in love with someone who sees you as nothing more than a friend. Darcy Owens knows this from personal experience. From the moment she met Sean McKenna as a wary ten-year-old, he’s owned her heart. So when he asks for her help with an important construction project, she can’t say no.

Building a boutique hotel on Boston’s waterfront is a career-making opportunity, and Sean needs Darcy’s interior design expertise. She’s incredibly talented, and there is no one he trusts more. He knows he can always count on his childhood friend, but doesn’t know why he’s thinking about her tight skirts and blue eyes instead of tight deadlines and blueprints.

When Sean and Darcy’s excitement about their work turns into an entirely different kind of excitement, it’s a sexy surprise. But they soon realize that building a new relationship is more challenging than building a new hotel, especially when life-long habits and old insecurities create cracks in the foundation.


 
 
 
 

Sean had never noticed the cobweb in the corner of his living room before. The thin and delicate web shifted slightly as the evening breeze wafted in from the open window.

 

Back and forth it moved. Back and forth.

 

 

He looked down at his watch for the thousandth time. Half past eight. They were supposed to meet Ewan and Quinn a half hour ago.

 

 

Darcy! What’s the holdup?” he yelled. “Did you fall asleep up there or something?”

 

 

He heard some rustling and drawers shutting before she yelled back, “I’m almost done!”

 

 

With a sigh, he let his head fall back against the chair. Women were notorious for taking forever to get ready. He’d dated a couple of women who would take forever to put on the finishing touches while he waited in their foyers or living rooms. He just never figured Darcy would be that type of woman.

 

 

Not that he minded. Not much about her bothered him, except when she made him all hot and bothered. But then again, he didn’t mind that either.

 

He’d gotten the impression earlier she was a little nervous about tonight. She’d asked a million questions about where they were going and who would be there. He didn’t know why she was nervous. They were meeting Ewan, Quinn, and some others who they’d been out with a million times since they were old enough to get into bars without fake IDs.

 

 

Whatever Darcy’s hang-up was, it was cutting into their night. They had to stay at the bar for a socially acceptable amount of time before they excused themselves so they could hurry home to the confines of his bedroom, where he planned to do all sorts of naughty things.

 

 

It had been two weeks since London, and he couldn’t get enough of her. She was to Sean what catnip was to cats.

 

 

Darcy was Sean-nip.

 

He twisted his lips at the clever quip and let his mind wander back to last weekend. He’d driven down to Providence the moment he had left the office on Friday. They hadn’t left her apartment until Sunday night to go to dinner. He’d driven back to Boston afterward and floated on some sort of sex high the rest of the week.

 

The moment she’d walked into his townhouse last night, he hadn’t even bothered with the polite “Hey there” or the casual “So, how was your drive?” He’d lifted her up by the waist and kissed her all the way out of the kitchen, up the stairs, down the hall, and into his bedroom. He hadn’t even cared that his roommates were home and saw the whole show.

 

He flexed his fingers against the upholstery on the armchair. Sex had never been this exciting. Sure, he’d looked forward to it before.

 

But being with Darcy was like walking around with a set of blue balls all the time. He ached at the thought of her smooth skin. He constantly thought about getting inside her, and then when he finally got there, he never wanted to leave. She was becoming less inhibited—more confident—and the sex just kept getting better.

 

Over the last two weeks, he’d wondered why that was. Why was she so irresistible to him when other women were so forgettable? Why did he find himself thinking of her all day long when he should have his mind on work?

 

If he and Darcy had started a relationship years ago, would it have been this good? Was Darcy some untapped sex siren who would have rocked some other guy’s world if he hadn’t gotten to her first?

 

Whenever such questions would arise, he’d dismiss them as quickly as he could. His mother always told him he was like an ostrich. Instead of facing issues or tough questions or challenges, he’d stick his head in the sand and wait until they’d passed him by.

 

He didn’t necessarily agree with his mother’s assessment. In fact, when it came to his mother’s advice, he usually let it go in one ear and out the other. She’d have him married with a whole brood of kids by now. That was definitely something he wasn’t ready for. At least at this point in his life. Maybe someday in the future. Way in the future.

 

He wasn’t running away from tough questions, he just didn’t think it was worth his time and effort to worry over something that wasn’t going to affect anything in the present or future.

 

Why ponder such things? They were together now, exploring each other and this thing they had going on. Why sit and think about the past when she was upstairs in his bedroom at this moment getting dressed in what he hoped included some hot lingerie?

 

He felt himself hardening and cursed. Maybe they should just skip the bar altogether. Tell everyone that he’d come down with a case of dengue fever or some shit like that.

 

He heard another drawer slam upstairs.

 

Seriously!” he exclaimed. “You must be sleeping ’cause I have no idea why else it’s taking you so long. I know I wore you out last night and all, but you drank all of your girlie latte plus half of my man coffee this afternoon. You can’t possibly be tired with all that caffeine.”

 

A laugh floated down the stairs. “I’m not sleeping, I’m getting ready! And stop flattering yourself, Sean. If anyone wore anyone out last night, it was me.”

 

Woman, please. I’ve been taking it easy on you since you’re just past virginal.”

 

Another laugh from upstairs. “What’s the next step then?”

 

Sean stood up and went to the bottom of the steps. “See, that just goes to show how not ready you are. You don’t even know what the next step is.”

 

He heard a zipper, then a light switch turned off. “Please, Mr. Sex Guru. Enlighten me.”

 

Sean leaned against the wall. “I can’t. It’s against guru policy to divulge the secrets of the next level of sexual satisfaction if you’re not ready. You gotta pass the test first.”

 

He heard footsteps and looked up to see Darcy finally coming downstairs. She wore a long-sleeved green dress and nude high heels. His eyes moved from the roundness of her breasts hidden underneath the dress down over her shapely hips and her exposed legs. She looked good enough to eat.

 

Darcy stopped on the last step, and her warm, familiar minty scent surrounded him. “What kind of test is it? Multiple choice? Short essay?”

 

He reached for her and pulled her snug against him, loving the way her breath hitched when he squeezed her ass.

 

Sean smiled before answering, “It’s an oral exam.”

 

 
Not in My Wildest Dreams (McKenna, #2)Not in My Wildest Dreams by Jamie Hollins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #2, in the McKenna series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading the series in order.

Darcy has been in love with Sean for almost twenty years. They are best friends. She is getting to a breaking point where it is time to decide can she live with herself if she walks away?

Sean loves having such an amazing buddy. He has no idea how she feels about him. He just knows he never wants to live without her.

This series just gets better and better. I loved this story and the characters! They were so much fun to read. Lots of humor, and some really sexy moments between them. I cannot wait to see what the author will do next.


***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

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Kitty's Book Spot!

Interview with Jamie Hollins:

 

I’m really excited to be here on Kitty’s Book Spot! Thanks for having me!

 

1. Do you write to music, or make music playlists for your stories?

 

I can’t write to music. I tried at first, but I found out quickly that I need peace and quiet when I write. Even my dog’s snoring, when he’s curled up next to my desk, is a distraction!

 

I do make playlists though. You can find the playlist for NOT IN MY WILDEST DREAMS on Spotify at - https://open.spotify.com/user/jhollinsauthor/playlist/7cmXShkTUuMze9AfpFdJp6

 

2. What got you started writing romance? (Got you interested in writing)

 

I’m an avid reader and I pretty much read anything I can get my hands on. I read a lot of literary fiction and historical fiction when I was younger, and I realized that my favorite part of every book I read was the romance element. So I started reading a lot of romance and paid attention to the way authors constructed their books, built their characters, and developed their conflicts. About the same time, Quinn and Ewan (from book one in the McKenna Series) started dancing through my mind and I decided I’d give writing a try. I signed up for an online writing class and I kept going from there!

 

3. What is the one genre you hope to one day write, if you haven't already?

 

I’m a huge fan of YA epic fantasy so I’d love to give that a try one day! One thing I can promise is that regardless of which genre I write, my stories will always have a romance element. And I’m pretty positive I could never write a book that didn’t have a happy ending.

 

4. Will you share with us something no one else knows about you?

 

Just like my heroine in NOT IN MY WILDEST DREAMS, I had a secret crush on a guy in high school. Now, you should know that I’m an outgoing person. I can walk into a room full of strangers and strike up a conversation without any issues. Yet whenever I got around this one guy, I would clam up. I couldn’t form an intelligent sentence. WTF! What was wrong with me? Why did I get tongue-tied around this guy?

 

For four years, I seriously crushed on this dude. Four years. It took my mother finally mentioning something to his mother (cringe!!!!) to bring the whole thing to a halt. He wasn’t into me. He thought of me as a friend.

It sucked at the time, but in the long run, it worked out. I’m happily married to my hubster. Thank God for unanswered prayers.

5. Have you ever been part of a fandom? (ie: been a follower/reader of really popular works? EX: Game Of Thrones, Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables, etc?

 

I’m a loyal Outlander fan, both the books and the TV shows. Right now I’m into everything that Sarah J. Maas writes and I can’t get enough of her Throne of Glass series.

 

 
 
 
Jamie Hollins was born and raised in rural Northeast Ohio.  After graduate school, she embarked on a perilous career in Human Resources where she met plenty of real life characters.  When she’s not writing or chasing after her toddler, she enjoys reading and golfing.  Jamie lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and their dog, Winston.

 
 
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Blurb:


What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas ... or does it?

 

Dominant Mitch Sawyer has been lusting after submissive Tori Frejya since she first stepped into the private BDSM club he owns with his cousins. But he had waited too long to approach her, and she now belongs to someone else, while he watches from afar. When Tori asks him for a favor that involves going to Vegas with her and Dominant switch, Tyler Ellis, Mitch can’t say no.

 

After a night with Tori and Tyler that goes way out of his comfort zone, Mitch is left confused and unsure for the first time in his life. He now faces three options—but will he have the courage to choose the one he never knew he wanted?

 

 


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About the Author:

 

Samantha A. Cole is a retired policewoman and former paramedic who is thrilled to add author to her list of exciting careers. She has lived her entire life in the suburbs of New York City and is looking forward to becoming a snowbird between New York and Florida someday. Her two fur-babies, Jinx and Bella, keep her company and remind their mom to take a break from writing every once in awhile to go for a walk, which is the best way to deal with a stubborn case of writer’s block.

 

An avid reader since childhood, Samantha was often found with a book in hand and sometimes one in each. After being gifted with a stack of romance novels from her grandmother, her love affair with the genre began in her teens. Many years later, she discovered her love for writing stories was just as strong. Taking her life experiences and training, she strives to find the perfect mix of suspense and romance for her readers to enjoy.

 

While the original planned stories for the Trident Security series have been completed, the seven novels and two novellas have brought many opportunities for Samantha to spread her wings and bring her readers more characters and stories to love. Look for her upcoming Trident Security Omega Team series, Doms of The Covenant Novella series, Blackhawk Security series, and more from the Malone Brothers series, in addition to several stand alone projects.



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Other Books by Samantha A. Cole



The Trident Security Series:

 

Book 1 - Leather & Lace (Devon & Kristen)

Book 2 - His Angel (Ian & Angie)

Book 3 - Waiting For Him (Boomer & Kat)

Book 3.5 - Not Negotiable: A Novella (Parker & Shelby)

Book 4 - Topping the Alpha (Jake & Nick)

Book 5 - Watching From the Shadows (Marco & Harper)

Book 5.5 - Whiskey Tribute: A Novella (Curt & Dana)

Book 6 - Tickle His Fancy (Brody & Fancy)

Book 7 - Absolving His Sins (Carter & Jordyn)

Book 7.5 Option Number Three (Mitch, Tyler, & Tori)



No Way in Hell: A Steel Corps/Trident Security Crossover Novel - Books 1 & 2



The books of the Trident Security Series can be read as standalones, however, for optimum enjoyment they are best read in order. They contain elements of BDSM and are for mature audiences only.

 

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