Review: Looking for Love - Ashelyn Drake - March 2015
Are you a fan of New Adult books and
love College Fiction ? In this new book by Ashelyn Drake whom is known
for her New Adult College Romances, she brings us a new book called
Looking for Love and how Looking for Love in the wrong places can often
lead us to finding love and acceptance. Mike Hannigan's heart was broken
when he discovered the one girl he truly loved Fallen , was cheating on
him and she was already in a relationship with an older man - her Vet
Doctor where she was Interning "Dr Anderson". This lead Mike into
becoming a player and sleeping around , having lots of meaningless and
senseless one night stands with whomever headed his way. That is until
waiting in line for Coffee , he meets Summer who is working her way to
help pay for tuition, meals etc. The two of them hit it off and all goes
well, until Mike learns that Dr. Anderson is Summer's Uncle and he
starts to back off as maybe they do or do not know about Fallon. When
the truth is revealed can Mike prove to Summer that he loves her and
that though he didn't plan to find love , it found him in "Looking for
Love" by Ashelyn Drake.
Scarred by Marie Long Publication date: March 3rd 2015 Genres: New Adult, Romance
Sometimes, love comes with a price… The past is always gonna try and bring you down, but you gotta fight.
Fight hard for what you love. Fight to win is what twenty-two-year-old
Dominick Anderson believes, but his life is a struggle. Growing up with
an abusive father has made Dominick slow to love and trust, and he
relies on his brother Kevin to keep him on a straight path. Dominick
fights his demons every day, every night. Now a sophomore at the
University of Washington and working a steady job at a mechanic’s shop,
Dominick wants to create a better life and find the future his father
never wanted him to have. Dominick suppresses his identity and feelings until he meets Denise
Ramsey. Smart, stunningly gorgeous, and sharing his love for
motorcycles, Denise is everything Dominick longs for in a girl but knows
he can never have. When a past love threatens her life and brings out
Dominick’s suppressed dark side, he must decide if she’s worth the risk.
Long is a novelist who enjoys the snowy weather, the mountains, and a
cup of hot white chocolate. She's an avid supporter
of literacy movements like We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) and National
Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Author links:
Such A Secret Place by Cortney Pearson (Stolen Tears #1) Publication date: April 1st 2015 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Raids splatter across the news–Arcaian soldiers are stealing magic
left and right, using it against the people they steal it from. When sixteen-year-old Ambry Csille’s brother gets taken in one of
these raids, her utter fear and panic should be enough to invoke tears
in any normal world. But for Ambry, tears are a thing of the past. Because of a spell, people can no longer feel emotion; not enough to
cry, and definitely not enough to defend themselves against the
tyrannical soldiers stealing her people’s magic. A rare vial of
enchanted tears chooses Ambry to reverse the spell, and soon she finds
herself the target not only of the Arcaians, but of battle-scarred Talon
Haraway, who wants the tears for his own reasons. All Ambry wants is to rescue her brother, but when her tears get
stolen, Ambry determines to work with Talon to get them back. Any day
the Arcaians could drink her tears. Any day they’ll succeed at draining
her people’s magic completely, and all hope will be gone—not only for
her brother, but for her world.
Pearson is a book nerd who studied literature at BYU-Idaho, a music
nerd who plays clarinet in her local community orchestra, and a
writing nerd who creates stories for young adults. Cortney lives with
her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town.
Playing With Temptation (The Player’s Club, Book #1)
Release Date: March 23, 2015
When Raina Beck is given an invitation to The Players Club, all she wants is a night of decadence with a gorgeous, sexy stranger. The seductive, mysterious man she meets fulfills her deepest desires and most erotic fantasies, giving her a night she’ll never forget. But forgetting him isn’t quite so easy.
Logan Cruz prefers his women submissive and compliant in the bedroom . . . everything the independent Raina is not. Yet from the first moment he lays eyes on her, he’s determined to make Raina his. Despite her resistance.
When Logan is assigned to protect Raina from a stalker, everything between them changes. Sex becomes more than just physical, and emotions run deep. Falling in love was never on Raina’s agenda, but can she let go of the past and surrender the one thing he wants the most . . . her heart?
“Tell me something,” he murmured as he caressed the sensitive crease of her elbow with a stroke of his thumb, gratified to see the pulse at her neck flutter at his touch and her eyes darken with that same desire he’d witnessed last night. Even her nipples beaded against the pretty pink dress she wore. “Are you more afraid of me or the stalker?”
Her gaze turned guarded, contradicting the sugary-sweet smile she gave him. “I’m not afraid of you.”
No, not in a threatening sense, but physically he could feel her resistance. Hell, the way she’d bolted on him last night was a clear indicator that the combustible chemistry between them had spooked her. Given this second chance, he planned to take full advantage of their time together and the attraction that hadn’t dissipated one iota. But first, he needed to knock down some of those walls she’d erected between the two of them.
“Maybe you should be afraid of me,” he said, giving her a wolfish smile. “Because I’m itching to put you over my knee and spank you for being so insubordinate last night.”
Her brows shot up, and then the most beautiful thing happened — that strong, confident woman he’d met last night at the club reappeared right before his eyes.
Fire and sass sparked in her gaze, making him hard in a flash. “Oh, I’d like to see you try.”
He flat-out grinned, welcoming this more flirtatious side to Raina. He lowered his head closer to hers, so that his mouth was near her ear. “Sweetheart, it would be my greatest pleasure to feel your smooth ass beneath the palm of my hand. But I don’t think that Dean or Mac would appreciate me doing so right here in their conference room. However, if you’d like to wrestle it out later to see who comes out on top, I’m certainly game.”
She gaped at him, though there was no misinterpreting the amusement in her gaze. With the awkwardness between them finally dispelled, he released her arm but didn’t step away. “Now let’s get you to work before I change my mind and give everyone in the office a titillating peep show, with your bare ass as the main attraction.”
About Erika Wilde:
Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.
So, why the new pen name?
As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance. However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with. That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.
Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage. The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship.
I’m also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates.
How did you come up with the idea for this story?
PLAYING WITH TEMPTATION is a spin-off series from The Marriage Diaries. While writing those stories, other characters started appearing on the page, and once I introduced The Players Club, I knew that those secondary characters needed to get their own stories!
Where do you find your inspiration?
I find my inspiration in everyday life, watching a TV show where a situation I'm watching turns into an idea, or reading a magazine article that sparks my imagination. Nothing is off limits!
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Everything, LOL! Seriously, the more books I write, the harder it gets, probably because I'm always striving to write better, and fresh and new plots and conflicts. Luckily I have a great critique partner who helps me through those challenges.
What are your current projects?
I just finished up the 6th volume in my Marriage Diaries series, and I'm now concentrating on The Players Club. I don't write more than one series at a time.
Tell us about your first book. What would readers find different about the first one and your most recent published work?
Well, my first book, published back in 1995, was written as Janelle Denison, and it was a paranormal/angel type story called KISS OF AN ANGEL. Considering that was 20 years ago, I think my writing style has changed dramatically. I also think my writing is tighter, and much sexier, too!
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
The main message is to be who you are, and don't change for anyone. You will find someone who will love you just the way you are.
April Snow by A.L. Goulden (August Fog #3) Publication date: March 24th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
Quinn has a secret, Jack has a stalking problem, and Alex has a plan
that doesn’t include signing divorce papers. In the last nine months
Monica has embraced the spectacular devastation of an unpredictable lust
and unexpected love. She’s made one terrible decision after another in
the wake of meeting Quinn Matthews and spiraled into someone she doesn’t
even recognize. But the fog is lifting, and she’s becoming the only one
able to see things clearly. Monica finally knows what she wants, where
she’s heading, and in who’s arms she’ll be in when she gets there. Through a provocative affair and devastating separation Monica Waters
has tried to grasp her desire and love for two men. This spring, her
love will be tested once more in the finale of this emotionally charged
and sexually explosive series.
L. Goulden has a BFA in Film Production from the Academy of
Art University in San Francisco. Her love of a good story came way
before college, but when numerous instructors and peers praised her
dialogue she realized her creative writing hobby was a skill worth
honing. Her 18 year career in interior design, production design and art
direction for film and television have spun a unique perspective on
visually emotional tales of relationships and the thread that ties all
Mia, the saint Kolton, the sinner The Tour is the conclusion to The Stage: a Phoenix Rising Novel After the finale of The Stage, Mia comes to terms with where she’s
placed in the competition. But that night, Kolton and Mia come
face-to-face with both of their biggest fears: fire and loss. Not
everyone will survive, and the challenges that their relationship cause
won’t end when the show does. Kolton needs Mia’s trust, and he’ll do anything to get it—even
exposing himself and what makes him vulnerable. He’ll do anything to
keep her. Knowing the choice is hers to make doesn’t make it any
easier. The secret about the night of the finale, about the choices made
in a moment of survival can’t stay hidden when a celebrity’s life is
fodder for the masses. In the midst of this chaos and loss, Mia has to balance her love for
Kolton and the future of her career. Will she sign with him, letting him
be her boss with control over her future? Or will she go out on her
own, with a sup par record contract so that she stands on her own equal
to Kolton in her own right? When there are so many questions and decisions to be made, going on
tour could either make things clearer or make all the weaknesses in
their relationship pull to the surface. Those fissures either get
stronger, or break so permanently nothing can repair them. When loves burns so bright, is it sustainable?
grew up between two mountains and a lake in Wasilla, Alaska. She used
to run around in the tall grass, catch frogs, rescue dragonflies,
ride horses, and ice-skate during recess. She still likes adventures and
has even gone skydiving. Today she lives in Northern California with
her husband, John and their daughter, Elise, their two dogs, and a fish
named Jade. Sign up here for Shelby's mailing list to get all the latest info on new releases, giveaways, and more. http://eepurl.com/Hnt7X
A moment in time, that’s all it took. Beauty, pain and tragedy.
Xander “Pretty Boy” Todd was a demon in the ring. A professional MMA fighter with a career that had the world a buzz—but now it’s gone. Or is it?
Eden Sommers had her dreams of an international modelling career within her grasp—and lost it. Gone within a few seconds, leaving nothing but pain.
How do you go on, when the one thing that defines you is suddenly ripped away—only to leave scars and a hollow shell in its place? Has the beauty gone forever? Or has it just retreated—to now be hidden, and dormant; guarded by the inner demons?
Can these two wounded souls find the inner strength to fight back the demons together and find the beauty in their lives once again?
To do this, they must first accept—The hardest demons to defeat are the ones inside. They’ll have to be BRAVE.
ABOUT NATALIE GAYLE
Natalie is the author of the Centre Games
Series. A fast paced, romantic suspense series set on the Gold Coast,
Australia. The series tells the stories of the Centre, a quasi government
agency established to fight environmental, biological and agricultural threats.
The Centre Games books are filled with hot alpha males and the feisty
independent females strong enough to capture their hearts. Natalie’s books pack
lots of action, hot romance and surprises.
A confessed readaholic and romantic junkie, Natalie
spends her time juggling a busy career as an IT professional and author.
In between staring at a computer screen (she spends lot time doing that!)
Natalie, enjoys living the Gold Coast life with her very tolerant husband and
two school aged children.
She loves spending time with family and friends,
hitting the beach, cooking, working out and curling up with a good book.
Her pet hates are cleaning and anything else that can be considered “domestic
dullness”. If she could have one wish it would be to be able to fit 48
hours into 24.
Natalie is currently working on her fifth
instalment for the Centre Games Series and a brand new series for 2015.
Shamrocks left us with Patrick posing an intriguing question. What exactly happened during those twenty five years? We know that they got their happily ever after, but how did Patrick and Christi get there? Could love have a shelf life?
Meet the Author
Cayce Poponea currently resides in Southern Georgia, with her three dogs and wonderful husband. A true romantic at heart, she writes the type of fiction that she loves to read. When she isn't setting behind her computer screen, creating yet another heart stopping, page turning novel. You can find her enjoying down time with her family.