Review: 5 Stars for I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

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I’ll Give You The Sun By Jandy Nelson – 5 Stars

I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED IT.

I loved it so much in fact I had to actually have my BF hide my kindle in order to get anything done. Because once this book was in my hands, I was completely immersed and nothing was interrupting me. I wouldn’t have cared if there was a freaking fire engulfing the house. I wasn’t putting it down for ANYTHING.

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I can’t put into words how FREAKING FANTASTIC this book was. How unique, and clever, and touching, and breathtakingly beautiful, and incredibly written, and JUST SO AMAZING it all is! This right here. This is why I read. To experience genius like this.

Read it.

Read it read it read it. Seriously if it’s not on your TBR right now, stop reading this, go add it, then READ IT!

Go.

Right now.

Why are you still reading this?

Seriously, what are you doing?

ADD THIS BABY NOW! AND READ IT!


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Review: 5 Stars for Dark Notes by Pam Godwin

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Dark Notes by Pam Godwin – 5 Stars

After Fifty Shades of Grey and the influx of dark brooding alpha- males that followed, I really thought I had my fill of those kinds of heroes.

But reading Dark Notes just reminded me how much I have missed reading about a controlling, sexy, dark man. One, I might add, that didn’t make me feel the need to roll my eyes or gag (because I’ve had my fair share of those as well).

I can’t even begin to describe how incredibly poetic, beautiful, and romantic this whole story was. ESPECIALLY Emeric’s POV. In the words of Ivory: Sweet merciful fuck. That man. I went back and re-read his passages over and over because I just could not get enough. I highlighted almost every single thought and thing this man said.

Dark Notes tells the story of Ivory – an aspiring musician who is extremely gifted in playing piano. But while she excels at school, her home life is in disarray. She has to resort to some seedy arrangements with her classmates to help support her drug addicted mother and brother. Ivory has a really awful and heart breaking past. One that was really hard to read about. But she holds such a positive attitude in spite of it all and just focuses on reaching her goals.

In her last year at school, she is assigned to a new music teacher, Emeric Marceaux. Emeric FREAKING Marceaux. A unconventional teacher who curses, plots revenge on anyone who crosses him, and has no problem using his own special form of punishment (aka spanking…YES SPANKING) when Ivory messes up and doesn’t shy away from the wicked thoughts he has of her.

“I’m here to teach her, and that doesn’t include instructions on how to properly suck my cock.”

But as he realizes his attraction for her is going nowhere and begins to teach Ivory, he feels an all-encompassing need to protect her, help her, and love her. And what follows is a crazy romantic ride, filled with twists and turns, insanely sexy encounters, and some really dark moments they both need to overcome.

Ok, now that the basic plot is out of the way, let’s get back to talking about Emeric. This aggressive, dominant, romantic, filthy man was pure freaking perfection. There really is no way my words can do him justice. So instead, I’ll just show you his:

“Ivory’s an intoxicating dream, the kind that visits a man at night, veiled by the darkness of dusk and safely pursued in the secret corners of the mind. But in daylight, she’s a dangerous fantasy, tempting a man to do things with his eyes wide open.”

“She’s in my veins, fiery and weightless. She’s in my head, like a whisper of promises. She’s in my heart, softening it, mending it, and making it pump again.”

“It’s as if every fiber of my being is tied to hers, and every movement she makes moves me, pulling me closer, deeper. I never stood a chance.”

“I’ve never wanted anyone the way I want her. Not just her body. I want everything. SHE is the strongest emotion I’ve ever felt.”

Ok, ok. Just one more…….

I grip the tiny straps around her hips and yank. The sound of ripping lace brings her head around.

“I liked those.”

“I’ll buy you a hundred more and rip every fucking one of them off your gorgeous ass.”

DO YOU SEE?!?!?

The love, affection, and overwhelming need he had to take care of Ivory are what made me fall head over heels in love with this story. Add in the poetic writing, the CRAZY SEXY moments they had (*ahem* that PIANO SCENE?..sweet lord), and Ivory’s amazing strong willed character, and this was a definite winner. There are some rather dark moments in here, but they were lightened by the sarcastic and humorous dialogue and some crazy romantic scenes.

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I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed this and how beautiful Pam’s writing is. Anyone who is a fan of forbidden romance, well actually just ROMANCE in general, needs to add this to their TBR.

Dark Notes is out April 4th!

*Arc was provided in exchange for an honest review*

5 Royal Stars for Paper Princess by Erin Watt

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5 Royal Stars for Paper Princess by Erin Watt

Where to begin???? Paper Princess (The Royals #1) was like Cruel Intentions, Gossip Girl, and some crazy ass soap opera all mixed into one. AND I LOVED IT! Angst and drama galore! If you’re looking for a read with:

-Revenge plots
-Sex mixed with agnsty lust and hate
-Crazy high school drama
-Family secrets
-A feisty heroine who falls for her kinda/sorta step brother who is a total asshole when he’s not being sexy as all hell

…then this right here is it. Take note though – this has been marked as YA/NA. And while majority of the main characters are in their teens, TRUST me when I say the situations in here are more along Rated R territory.

So what’s the crazy world of the Royals all about?

Ella is living on her own after her mother passing away and never having known her father. To support herself along with saving up for college, she is forced to resort to stripping and dancing for money. Did I mention Ella is 17? Yep. A TEENAGER taking care of herself and doing whatever she can to survive.

Insert Callum Royal, best friend to Ella’s deceased father. Once he learns of Ella’s existence, he makes it his mission to take her under his wing and treat her as the daughter he never had. But Callum’s 5 sons, (Gideon, Reed, Easton, Sebastian and Sawyer) are NOT having it. They all believe Ella comes to live with them for more scandalous reasons and make it their mission to make her so uncomfortable she is forced to leave.

Reed, the second oldest at 18 and pretty much the leader of the boys (and his entire school), takes a special interest in Ella. And by special interest, I mean he totally tries to hate her but winds up wanting in her pants.

…he pulls out and glides a hand over my thigh. “I’m going to make this feel so good for you.”
“I already feel good,” I protest, drawing up my legs.
A cocky, familiar grin shines up at me.
“You haven’t seen anything yet.”

Yep. I love an 18 year old named Reed Royal and I don’t care if you’re judging me. Go ahead. Because once you read about this boy you’ll be a part of the Reed Fan Club right along side me.

But does he really care for Ella? Is he using her as a pawn in some grand scheme? YOU JUST DON’T KNOW!

“The apple is dangling in front of me, juicy red and delicious, but, like the fairy tale, Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bite out of him would be a huge mistake.”

Andddddddddddd then that’s when all the crazy starts to happen. Between the lust-filled moments, the revenge, and the twists, my head was spinning! Once I finished, my mind was reeling with theories, trying to figure out who is in on what, what everyone’s motives really are, who’s lying, who’s being set up. And I am STILL thinking about it. I loved every single character in this (I didn’t forget you Easton. You stole my heart!), both good and evil.

Be warned: This does end on a cliffhanger that caused me to almost throw my kindle across the room. I immediately messaged a friend where we began to swap theories on what the hell is going on for almost an hour. It was that good and it will suck you in just as much, I can guarantee it.

This was such an amazing start to what promises to be an incredible series. I just know I will be thinking about this non-stop until the second book is out.

ADD THIS DRAMA FILLED BABY TO YOUR TBR NOW.

For a sneak peek at a few sample chapters of Paper Princess :
https://www.wattpad.com/story/66141169-paper-princess

Paper Princess is out April 4th!


 

About Erin Watt

Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors (Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick) linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up. You can contact them at their shared inbox: authorerinwatt@gmail.com

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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata – Loved it!

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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata – 5 Stars 

Five words can sum up this book for me…

“Ovaries. Where are my ovaries?” – Vanessa

Usually, when a book is recommended to me and a lot of people seem to love it, 95% of the time I’m like the black sheep of the group, the one who doesn’t understand the hype. So I was a little reluctant to try this one out. But I am so freaking happy to say I loved this and completely get why it has been all over my Instagram and Goodreads feed and recommended multiple times.

I’m usually not a fan of slow burning books. Mainly because I find the ‘in between’ just full of fluff and nonsense. But not this book! As my friend/buddy-reader Cynthia said, this book is sweet torture. Sweet, delicious, slow burning, torture. So slow that I thought I was going to have a damn stroke by the time these two actually kissed. But it worked. It worked because everything is SHOWN to the reader, not told. (And even though there was some repetition and a lot of inner monologue that would usually annoy me, this book sucked me in so much that I just didn’t mind at all.) It worked SO WELL that even the smallest gesture or simplest line from Aiden had me weeping like a child.

I don’t want to say a word on the plot. Mainly because the “twist” in here drives the plot and I loved where it took the story and was glad I didn’t know beforehand.

Vanessa was a hysterical spitfire, and Aiden was like this huge, sometimes (ok – always) grumpy teddy bear you just want to hug. And hump. The character development and the build of the relationship between these two were done perfectly.

It was all just beautiful. Intense and passionate and sensual and hysterical and beautiful.

READ IT!!!!!!!!

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me is out now!

Review : Collared by Nicole Williams

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Collared by Nicole Williams – 4 Stars

This story took me completely by surprise. I didn’t expect to connect to it the way I did.

As you may have read from the blurb, Jade is kidnapped at the age of 17. She is taken from an amazing life, and from the boy she is crazy in love with, Torrin. The beginning of the book gives us a glimpse of the incredible sweet relationship they have. At 17, they both know they are ‘it’ for the other.

“And when did you finish falling in love with me? When I finally let you win a game of one on one? Or was it the night we…you know?” Thinking about that night makes me blush. Talking about it makes me shift.

Torrin glances at me for a moment, “I’ll never finish falling in love with you.”

But after being taken, that love is what tortures Jade. The hope she holds onto to one day go back to the life she had keeps her from “accepting” this new life she’s been thrown into and thinks she has no way out of.

“I’ve heard it said that love makes us weak. It makes us weak because our survival instincts, along with our reasoning, become dulled. We first consider every move through the filter of that love. In a way, what we love makes us better people, more intuitive and less impulsive.

In another way, it makes us worse. It turns us into an immoral, corrupt being that knows no bounds when it comes to protecting what it loves.

I’ve come to accept what we love makes us weak. I’ve learned something else on my own though, ever since becoming a prisoner of this black room – what we love kills us too.”

The story is told with some flashbacks to Jade’s kidnapping, but primarily from her current POV after being found. Some of the parts of this book are just so heartbreaking and so gut wrenching – not necessarily from anything graphic or disturbing- but because the pain and struggle Jade goes through while she is kidnapped and then once she is found were sometimes difficult to read. I wanted SO badly for everything to return to what it was – her personality, her relationships, and especially her relationship with Torrin. But after being gone so long, Jade struggles to fit into the life she had and realizes how hard it is to accept the new person she now is.

There were some pretty crazy twists in here I didn’t see coming, and some parts that I couldn’t help but tear up over. I found this book incredibly touching and well written and thought the author did a fantastic job portraying the mind of someone who went through such a scary ordeal.

So, why not 5 stars? Well, to be quite honest the ending left me feeling…dissatisfied. There were things foreshadowed from the beginning of the book I would have liked to see pan out. There were also some things I wish were done a bit differently or at least wished they could have been described in more detail at the end. I can’t really say what I am referring to because that would be a huge spoiler, but I just wanted more from the ending. But this is more personal preference, as I am sure there are a lot of people who don’t mind those somewhat vague/open ended endings.

But I did enjoy this story a lot, and was surprised by how emotional I got while reading.

Collared is out March 22nd!

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Unpopular Opinion Alert: Review of Sparrow by LJ Shen

Sparrow by LJ Shen- 2 Stars

The premise of the book is a mob boss’s son marrying the town tomboy. He is kind of forced by his father to do so, but we aren’t told why exactly until the end of the book.

What didn’t work for me:

1.The hero was an a-s-s-h-o-l-e. Don’t get me wrong, I love an asshole with a heart of gold, but this guy did not have one endearing quality. He spends about 70% of the book lying, cheating, and every somewhat decent remark that comes out of his mouth is later taken back when he talks about it in his POV. He basically admits every compliment he gives the heroine is a blatant lie to shut her up. So by the time he DID change his tune and started to fall for the heroine, it just wasn’t believable to me. The author took too long to show any redeeming qualities of his in my opinion and it made liking him hard. I didn’t care or swoon or lust for him when he finally started to show some decent behavior.

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2.The heroine was so indecisive and so all over the place with her feelings, it became quite annoying to keep up with. One minute she hates the hero, one minute she wants to ride his face, the next she’s utterly obsessed, only to go back to wanting to stab him.

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3.The book had the classic “telling not showing” thing I really really really don’t like in books. Obviously the MCs are going to wind up falling for each other, and I think the author was going for a slow build with this, BUT, once again I didn’t believe it when they finally did. And I think this was mainly because the MCs spend a good portion of the book talking about how they’re falling for the other via inner monologues but we don’t get to actually SEE this happening. So all their talk about becoming obsessed with the other just didn’t work. I’d rather read about the situations/dialogue depicting them falling in love rather than being told that is what’s happening. (I am not even going to get into the heroine’s unrealistic though whiney acceptance of her forced marriage.)

4.The book lagged too much for me. It started strong, bored me from about 15-70%, and then slightly picked up again.

5. Slight Spoiler – The heroine is a virgin. By the time they finally had sex it was extremely anti-climactic. She talked a lot about how she couldn’t wait to have sex, and decides to finally have sex with the hero AFTER HE HAS SEX WITH HIS MISTRESS, and then it just kind of…happened. I was expecting and hoping for this scene to be amazing, but sadly for me it was not.

Overall, this book had potential but it fell flat for me. I think a lot of it came down to personal preference so others may enjoy this a lot more than I did. I kind of forced myself to finish even though I never do this and usually just DNF. The main reason I picked it up was because of the whole mob aspect. I have been looking for amazing mob books that are even remotely as good as JM Darhower’s but have yet to find any =/ * and the search continues *

*ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

Review: Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre

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Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre – 3.5 Stars

Love, Chloe is like a mix of Sex & the City, The Nanny Diaries, and The Devil Wears Prada.

Primarily told in Chloe’s POV, she comes from a life of privilege before it is all ripped away from her. She is forced to be on her own, find a job and apartment without any of the luxuries she once had. In the midst of this, she has to deal with her cheating ex, crazy bitch boss, and a sexy superintendent she didn’t plan to fall for.

I really loved Chloe’s voice, she was snarky and witty and sweet. I didn’t get tired of reading from her POV as I sometimes can when a book is primarily told in the heroine’s perspective. For me, her relationship with Carter was the highlight of this book. I LOVED HIM. And I LOVED them together.

It did take about 60% for me to be fully invested in this book. The first 50% was rather dull to me, and I wasn’t sure where the storyline was going and nothing significant really occurred. But after the 60% mark, there was so much drama, twists, and most importantly so much more CARTER (did I mention how much I LOVED HIM?!). The later half of the book was SO much more entertaining and I really wish it would have picked up a lot sooner. I also would have loved if this could have been dual POV – though I understand why it wasn’t. This story was about Chloe finding herself and creating a new life she enjoyed. But I seriously loved Carter so much that I wished we could have gotten into his head more throughout the story, along with introducing him and having more scenes with him earlier on in the book.

All in all, I did enjoy this. I was debating whether or not I even wanted to finish, but once I hit the halfway mark, I’m glad I did.

*ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*

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Love, Chloe is out March 14th

Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven: LOVED IT!

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Wicked Heart By Leisa Rayven- 5 Stars

(To read my reviews for Bad Romeo & Broken Juliet, click here and here.)

“How long does it take to fall in love? A second? A week? A year?” – Elissa

Well, it took about 15 pages for me to fall head over heels in love with Wicked Heart. That’s all. Leisa Rayven delivers angst, humor, and sexual tension like no one’s fucking business. And I devoured this book and loved every second.

Wicked Heart tells the story of Elissa (for those who read Bad Romeo & Broken Juliet, you’ll remember her as Ethan’s sweet sister). One fateful night she bumps into a delicious man named Liam Quinn while out with her best friend Josh. After hanging out and then learning they’ll be working together, Lissa decides (for professional reasons as a stage manager) she can’t be with Liam until the show is done. And when they do get the chance to act on their feelings, fate decides it has other plans. Years later, Lissa learns she’ll be working with Liam again. But this time, his fiancé is along for the ride.

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My three favorite things about this book? Easy. Elissa. Josh. AND LIAM.

Why you ask? Let me show you.

“…but really, no one needs to exercise as much as they do. It’s wrong and unnatural. My idea of working out involves yoga pants without the actual yoga. In fact, my yoga pants should be called “sitting around eating cheese pants.” A longer title, sure, but more accurate. “ – Elissa

A girl who loves cheese and hates working out? That’s my kind of lady.

“Nice to meet you, Liam. Hope we’ll be seeing you again. Please keep in mind that, even though you could crush my head with your bare hands, I’m going to have to ask you to treat Elissa with respect, or face the consequences.”

What consequences?”

“Me running into your fist with my head, multiple times. But, be warned. I have a thick skull. Your knuckles will never be the same.”- Josh

God, I love him. My stomach hurt from laughing so much at his insanely funny commentary. *Ahem* Leisa are you listening? Because Josh should totally get a book of his own. A short story. An extended scene? Something. ANYTHING!

“Did you know I dream about your mouth? How it feels. And tastes. Every time I see you, the urge to kiss you is so damn strong, it hurts to deny it. Tell me you feel the same.”- Liam

I DO LIAM! I DOOOOOO!!!!!!

“Stay the night,” he says quietly. “I want to see how many more times I can make you scream before morning.” – Liam

Ummmmmmm. Yea. Don’t need to ask me twice.

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Leisa’s words are SO beautiful, her characters are SO charming, and her humor is just perfection. This book delivered so much heartache and angst, but at the same time so much romance and love. You could literally feel the heartache, the sexual tension, and every other emotion that was portrayed. Elissa’s pain was my pain. When she delivered this little gem? CHILLS!:

“Heartache doesn’t teach you to be resilient. It teaches you to protect your fragility. It teaches you to fear love. Ad it draws a bright red circle around all the ways you’ve failed as a person and laughs while you cry.”

That line. My favorite line in the whole book.

Safe to say, I will continue to read anything Leisa writes. She has a forever-fan in me. And if this happens to turn into a short film like Bad Romeo is (oh yes! You didn’t know? Check out the FB page here.) I volunteer to play Elissa!!!!! Remember that Leisa! I WAS FIRST TO OFFER!

Anyone looking for an amazing, humorous, insanely sexy read, you got it right here! (This can be read as a standalone, though I HIGHLY recommend reading Bad Romeo & Broken Juliet.)

Wicked Heart is out May 3rd 

Another gorgoeus cover! The Sound of Serendipity by Cynthia A. Rodriguez

Title: The Sound of Serendipity
Author: Cynthia A. Rodriguez
Release Date: April 14, 2016
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So many things can happen to a person on a Central Park bench. For Emerson Kingsley, falling in love happened, despite her broken monster of a heart.
Emerson knows more about listening than she does about love, whether it’s listening to artists as a music producer or listening to stories as she people watches.
Months of watching Maddox Bailey from a park bench are to blame for her infatuation. In her mind, the moment they meet will be spectacular if she ever finds the nerve to speak to him.
But when the two share an awkward cab ride, she realizes that maybe fantasies are meant to stay that way.
The only problem is, now that they’ve met, he keeps popping up in her life. Each time he does, Emerson finds the real-life Maddox to be better than anything she could’ve dreamed—sexy, passionate, and sweeter than his chocolate brown eyes.
A woman in love with possibilities meets a man determined to make them happen.
My eyes water and I blink in order to keep myself in check, but I can’t help the way I react to him. He sings all of his parts, skipping over mine, and I’m jealous that his first run through is without fault. He knows exactly what his voice needs to do to compliment the music. Not a second is flat and nothing is anything less than perfect.
When he exits the booth, I’m pretending to be unaffected. My wine glass is back in my hand and I’m smiling.
But can he see the fading pink in my cheeks, the glassiness of my eyes, the way my hand clenches around the glass to hide its shaking?
“Your turn,” he announces before he sits down beside me. Inside, I’m a zoo and my heart is the main attraction.
“Really, you could sing the whole—”
“Go, Emerson.” I sigh and he takes my wine from me. His hand brushes mine and I look down at where our skin met. “Go.”
My eyes crawl slowly up to his face and then his eyes and he gently nudges me, his face telling me to go. I can’t say no, so I slip off my heels and I’m a good three inches shorter. I pile my hair on top of my head and rub my hands together, hoping it helps them steady. He’s looking at me, and I feel like I have to tell him why I’m so hesitant and afraid.
“I don’t sing in front of people,” I explain.
“The good thing is, I’m only a person.” He turns to face me and leans his elbow against his desk.
Have you looked in the mirror?, I want to ask him. Only a person? Pfft. Only the most beautiful man I’ve ever stood this close to and I’ve been around some of music’s finest. I walk inside the booth and all I can hear is my breathing. Because I don’t want to worry him, I get right to it and place the headset on and listen to his verse. Then the hook begins and I’m harmonizing with his already laid down singing.
You arrest my senses,
And I’m left defenseless.
I want to tell myself not to cry, but I can’t because of the wine and because of the words. This song means too much not to cry. I only worry that I’m going to sob so hard that the words are unintelligible. Now would be a good time to look at Maddox and see if I’m doing all right, but I can’t do that either. I keep my eyes closed as I sing my love letter to no one and to him.
The songs ends but I don’t want to leave the booth. Thankfully, my tears are gone with one swipe under my eyes. I look down and wonder what comes next because I can see all of the secret pieces of me scattered before me in this small closet. If Maddox sees them, I don’t know what that’ll mean. It’ll likely mean my embarrassment because there’s no way….
“You can come out, Em,” he says, and I figuratively pick myself up off of the floor and join him. “Where the fuck did that come from?”
I grab my glass and gulp it down. My hands are steadier by the time I’m through, and I take that as a good sign.
“Don’t tell anyone,” is all I say. He nods and I don’t think he knows that I’m not just talking about the singing. Then again, why would he? I want to take every small moment we’ve shared and hold them to my chest. I want to go home with them in my arms and lock those moments in a safe, and on days where I feel like I need more, I’ll look back on the many almosts we shared.
“Yeah? Well, what the hell do we do with the song now?” I hear something in his voice and I can relate to it. I wonder if other artists feel this way after they create a masterpiece. A little empty, a little shaky. Like somehow their life source is depleted. Like sharing a bit of your soul leaves you with less and less each time.
“Nothing?” I need to sit and rest and maybe try to get back what I lost. But the more time that passes, the more comfortable I am with this piece of myself existing outside of my body.
“No, no. This is too much to keep it to ourselves.” He hands me a copy of the song on a flash drive and I toss it in my purse.
He’s so intense right now, and I just want to lie on the floor and breathe him in. So I do. I squat down near his couch and let my butt hit the ground with a thump before spreading my limbs out. The floor is hard beneath my back, but I feel a little saner down here.
He plays the song, and I can’t help but shudder when our voices sing together. How could anyone not feel something when they hear music?
“You talked so much tonight. You do realize I’m never going to let you go quiet on me again, right?” I look forward to his coercion.
He sits beside my body, and I want him to touch me so badly. Always wanting when it comes to him only to be disappointed when nothing happens. I’m drunk on his presence more than I am on the wine, and before I know it, he’s lying next to me on his hardwood floor. All of this space and he chooses right here, nearly touching me. Does he feel the world slowing? Is he reaching out for my hand?
“I love this. It feels so honest.” I hear the way he gulps after he says this, but he doesn’t know how honest it is. He doesn’t know that he’s gotten something from me that no one else has. We were at it for hours, the music making us numb to time, so I’m not surprised to see that it’s nearly three in the morning when I look at the digital clock on his wall. He’s relaxed beside me as the song plays on repeat, and we talk about random things.
I can feel his body heat and I wonder, as he tells me he’s a Leo, if he knows that his pinky is so close to mine, I can almost taste the way it’d feel to touch him. I try to remember if it felt like this before, but the same way Maddox demands every part of me belong to him without ever even knowing, he erases what used to be. Funny, it took nothing from him to erase everything from me.
I searched high and low for a way to forget the pain, and he was here all along. All I needed to do was sit in his presence.
Maybe it’s the wine, but I could lay here forever.
Cynthia A. Rodriguez hates writing her own bio. In her down-time, you can find her watching movies, ranging anywhere from classic movies to action flicks (she has a weakness for Marvel adaptations), and reading steamy novels. She is stationed in North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and their Miniature Pinscher, Winnie (as in Pooh).

 

 

Feast your eyes on this baby: Cover Reveal & Giveaway- Backfire by Keri Lake

So excited for Keri Lake’s upcoming book Backfire!
To read my review of Ricochet, the first book in the Ricochet Series, click here.
Make sure to scroll down for a chance to win a 10$ Amazon gift card.

Title: Backfire

Series: A Vigilantes Novel

Author: Keri Lake

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: Summer 2016

No matter how unbreakable he may seem, every man has a weakness.

A year ago, my home became a bloodstained crime scene. That night marked the beginning of my hell—the same night I was tortured by my enemies and tossed into an underground prison to die.

They failed. I survived.

Now that I’m free, only one motive burns in my soul: revenge.

Lucky for me, they think Jase Hawkins is dead. Maybe I am. I’ve got nothing but a cold, merciless rage, and Black Betty, the sharp steel blade that never leaves my side. 

Then she drifts into my life.

Lucia wants answers—so much so, she’s willing to fall into the darkness where my enemies lie in wait, to kill her for what she knows. 

Or to take her for the depraved fantasies her body alone can rouse in a man’s mind.

Me? I want her for the fire in her touch that feeds my addiction, forces me to feel what has become numb, but my appetite for bloodshed runs deeper than flesh.

For my own sanity, I’ve vowed to stay away from her. Because she’s my only weakness, an obsession that leaves me craving more—one that could make even the most steadfast plan backfire.

 

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Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. By day, she tries to make use of the degrees she’s earned in science. By night, she writes dark contemporary and paranormal romance. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction on the many occasions when distraction sucks her in to the Land of Shiny Things. 

She loves hearing from readers 

 

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