Month: June 2013

Breaking Point and Officer Off limits

Posted June 27, 2013 by Victoria in 2013-Reviews, Contemporary/Historical Romance / 1 Comment

I always like reading about men-in-uniform. They’re my favorite alphas, there’s something swoon-worthy about a man who can protect his woman, don’t you think?

Breaking Point
Breaking Point

4-star-rating

 

Breaking Point ~ Pamela Clare

This is my first book I read from this author and I loved it. You could tell that the book was well-researched. Although there were parts where I thought there were too much information, I think as a reader you can choose to read or to skim, I did not think it affected my enjoyment of the story because there is plenty of interesting plot and action.
I do like how badass Zach McBride was, so yes there is violence but it’s expected with this genre. I also loved Natalie, she could take care of herself when she needed to. There were interesting secondary characters but what stood out for me was the bromance between Marc and Julian.

The conflict ending was very climatic and the epilogue satisfying.

Officer Off Limits
Officer Off Limits

5-star-ratingOfficer Off Limits ~ Tessa Bailey

I was looking for a fun quick read and I saw one of my friends on GR reading a new Tessa Bailey book. I mean, how did I not know about this? Anyway, the author is an auto-buy for me because I simply love her brand of Alpha Males. Overprotective, insanely jealous and possessive. And Daniel Chase fits the mold in every way. You know what else I love about this series? Men in Uniform. I’ve realized I’ve thrown over my billionaire business man in favor of heroes in law enforcement or who have been in the military. Something about being an alpha badass.
Anyway, Story Brooks, the heroine, was no shrinking violet either. She was recently dumped by her fiancé, but felt an attraction to Daniel almost immediately. The problem was Daniel was a protegé of her father, Jack, which made him off limits. Anyway, the book had the author’s trademark panty melting, scorching sex scenes and sexual tension.
There was also great banter between Daniel, Brett and Matt (his partners) and I just laughed at the ‘panty move’ reference. I like that there was humor specially with the missed sexual opportunities. Also, Jack’s subtle warnings to Daniel—I alway love the old-fashioned overprotective dad—and using baseball to get his point across— :D. However in this, I was not expecting the twist. Hah! All I can say is we’re dealing with hostage negotiators and reverse psychology after all.
The length of the novel was just right. It spared me skim-worthy emotional monologues and left me devouring every page of great sex scenes, hot Alpha male and smart heroine and a great scene in the end. Yes, five freaking stars! 🙂

 

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Beneath the Fire now Availa..

Get your copy now on Amazon! Blurb: A new adult romance featuring a hot alpha hero and a shot of adrenalin. This novella has everything you want for a quick read: no filler, all action, intrigue and steamy scenes. Lucy Cortez is a model college student. She makes good grades, attends her study groups regularly and stays out of trouble in school. Nathan Stark is the new hotshot star of their college’s lacrosse team. He is over six-feet of lethal charm and his sapphire blue eyes can make any girl swoon. They meet cute and fall for each other. They live happily ever after, right? Wrong. Beneath the fire of their passion, lurks a tangle of lies and deceit. Was theirs a chance encounter or a premeditated meeting? For Nathan isn’t exactly who he says he is and Lucy herself is full of secrets—dangerous secrets. Unless they trust each other with the truth of who they are, the tenuous bond of young love may be broken and lives hanging in the balance may be shattered forever. Warning: Strong sexual content, language and violent situations. For ages 18+. Other information: 25,700 words about 91 pages. Standalone novella set in the Guardians […]

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Blurb: Lucy Cortez is a model college student. She makes good grades, attends her study groups regularly and stays out of trouble in school. Nathan Stark is the new hotshot star of their college’s lacrosse team. He is over six-feet of lethal charm and his sapphire blue eyes can make any girl swoon. They meet cute and fall for each other. They live happily ever after, right? Wrong. Beneath the fire of their passion, lurks a tangle of lies and deceit. Was theirs a chance encounter or a premeditated meeting? For Nathan isn’t exactly who he says he is and Lucy herself is full of secrets—dangerous secrets. Unless they trust each other with the truth of who they are, the tenuous bond of young love may be broken and lives hanging in the balance may be shattered forever. Download Chapter 1 or continue reading below Chapter 1 excerpt below contains Adult Content.

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Beneath the Fire ~ casting ..

Well, readers, my novella, Beneath the Fire, is off to the editors! I can’t believe I wrote it in just over a week. It’s easy when you have the whole book idea already written in your head. I’m sure I’ll have to tweak it a little. Right now I’m shopping for book covers. Don’t worry, Silver Fire is still on track for a November release. For those who missed it, here’s the blurb for Beneath the Fire, a New adult novella in the Guardians world. Let’s just say, Beneath the Fire is really fast-paced and is a cross between a College New Adult romance and Fast and Furious — yes, that Fast and Furious with Vin Diesel. 😉 Blurb: Lucy Cortez is a model college student. She makes good grades, attends her study groups regularly and stays out of trouble in school. Nathan Stark is the new hotshot star of their college’s lacrosse team. He is over six-feet of lethal charm and his sapphire blue eyes can make any girl swoon. They meet cute and fall for each other. They live happily ever after, right? Wrong. Beneath the fire of their passion lurks a tangle of lies and deceit. Was theirs […]

Posted June 10, 2013
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Badass Alpha Reads: Survivi..

I know I said I was going to have a review of Entwined with You this week, unfortunately 20% into the book, I’ve realized that I’ve grown weary of Gideon and Eva’s relationship. I don’t know if it was because I’ve heard there were going to be five books. Yes, five! I’ve skimmed most of the book and I could tell there were a lot of hot sexy scenes—which I skipped! So I don’t think I can give an honest review of the book. Many found it really good, unfortunately the series is not for me anymore. {Sigh and there goes $9.99 down the drain.} However … Oh. My. God. Just when I thought I was in a reading slump, I read a book that just knocked me off of my ass. I laughed, I cursed, I rolled my eyes, you name it. I had every reaction. What is this book? Surviving Raine. Warning: I’m not sure how to classify this book if this would work as New Adult, the heroine is 20 years old and our hero is 29. It’s also not for everyone, because Sebastian Stark is what you would call an anti-hero. He has a very dark […]

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Silver Fire and a New Adult..

Well, I promised some news about Silver Fire. I finished the last chapter two weeks ago, but I’ve decided to go through some rigorous exercise for this second novel in that I sent it to some pre-edit beta readers —those who were willing to overlook grammatical errors to evaluate the plot and characterization. I know a lot of you loved my heroine Maia in the first book because she was quite the kickass. Sophie is a bit different. She is more vulnerable and let me tell you sometimes it was hard to write her because as I’ve mentioned before, I like my heroines to be almost invincible. So just be forewarned she is very different from Maia. But I think she’s perfect for Derek.  Ah, Derek, our easy-going supporting character in Fire and Ice finds out he’s not so easy going after all. 😉 We’ll meet up with Maia and Jack again, but I don’t want to reveal too much. I was kinda tickled to write some of their scenes. 🙂 Next phase: professional editing, more beta-reading, proof reading, cover design and ARCs (advance reading copies) Blurb: What if you hold the blueprint to a device that can destroy an […]

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