Saturday, November 23, 2013

Remy-- Katy Evans

Now, here's what we have all been waiting for-- a look into that sexy lion's mind!! We finally have it ladies- that's right, Remy is all about the man himself. We finally get to see it all from the beginning- from Remy's POV..... and what a POV it is!! 

We go toe-to-toe. I feint and Hammer swings, opening his side. So I jab his ribs, feel the satisfying punch race up my arm, and we bounce apart. Hammer is stupid in the head. He falls for all my feints and never covers right. I ram him hard enough to make him bounce on the ropes and drop to his knees. He shakes his head and hops to his feet after a moment. I love this. My heart pumps slowly. My every muscle knows where to move, what to do, where to send my power—right from my center, up my chest, shoulder, down the length of my arms, to the tips of my fucking knuckles that hit with the force of a charging bull.

I take him down, and then I do the same with the next foe. And the next.

A powerful energy takes over me as I fight, and I fight knowing that Brooke Dumas watches me. If there’s anything in my head other than winning, it’s that I want her to think inside that lovely round head of hers that she has never, ever, seen a man like me.

By the time the tenth guy falls, sweat coats my chest, and as the ringmaster raises my arm, I’m anxious to see the look in her eyes. I want to see that she liked it, that she—like everyone else in this room—thinks I’m the shit. Our eyes lock, my gut goes hard and twisted and wild with desire, and I smile at her as I try to catch my breath.

When the ringmaster releases my arm, I cross the ring, jump over the cord, and land in the aisle, watching her part her lips in shock as I come over.

People go crazy when I go outside the ring, and they’re losing their shit right now.

The whole room screams with their applause and cheers. And I know they all can see where my gaze rests and where I’m headed.

“Kiss his heart out, woman!”

“You don’t deserve him, you bitch!”

“You go, girl!”

I smile down at this woman who has stolen my thoughts, and as I wonder if she wants me to, she looks pleadingly up at me, almost begging me not to kiss her here. My blood simmers as I remember her lips on mine, but it won’t be happening again.

Not until you’re ready, Brooke Dumas.

I bend to her and scent her hair, whispering at her temple, “Sit tight. I’ll send someone over for you.”

I back off before I lose it, and climbing up into the ring, I steal one last look at her. My chest does all kinds of strange things when our eyes lock.

“Riptide, people!” the announcer screams.

The yells feed me. I suck them in with a smile, full of pride and satisfaction. I can see in every one of these people’s eyes that I’m the man. But I want to see it in her eyes. That. I’m. The Man.

The man who wants to be hers.



I absolutely loved how much Remy loves Brooke- basically from the second that he sees her- he knows that she is his. There is no doubt in his mind that this woman is what his life has been leading up to. All of the pain and suffering that he has endured throughout his life- it was all worth it so long as Brooke was the reward. And man, how Remy suffers...... I cannot imagine having to deal with that kind of a mental illness. Never knowing when it's going to strike, only knowing that you have to deal with it the best that you can when it does. That's what really makes him a fighter, not what he does in the ring, but what he does in his life. Because, throughout the entire book, it seems that Remy is always fighting- whether it be an actual flesh and bone opponent, his pathetic excuse for parents, Brooke and her random craziness, or just his own mind- the boy is ALWAYS fighting for something. And I have to say that I love that about him- the fact that he NEVER gives up. Even when Brooke left, and we all thought that would be the end of him, he didn't give up- he fought to get himself back on track, to get Nora back on track, and most importantly- to get himself back into Brooke's heart (where he actually never left).
And how powerful it was to see the time when Brooke left through Remy's eyes........ What heartache and despair- geez, I actually wanted to throttle Brooke at that moment!!! I had to remind myself that I knew they finally got their HEA, and that this was only a retelling of their story, but for a second there- I forgot all about that, and my heart broke just thinking that it could be their end. That's how great this story is- it made me totally forget what I already knew about them, because I fell head over heels all over again- just like reading it all for the first time. That's what makes Katy Evans a kick ass author folks, the fact that she can pull that kinda literary ninja magic on ya!!!!
Finally- Racer and their wedding, and seeing Remy's side. Holy shit, I don't think any more love could come from one person that it comes from Remy for Racer and Brooke. The fact that he truly adores Brooke that much more for giving him his son- total swoon!! And their wedding-- melt my heart!!! We all know that they did the quickie thing in Mine, but Remy wanted her to have the real thing too, so they decided to have a church wedding as well. We get to see it in Remy. I don't want to give any details away except to say that Remy made the absolute most perfect groom, down to the last detail- and I love him even more for it!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!!!!
This is one book that any avid read should NOT pass up-- as it is amazing, and a true gem to experience. Another great facet to Remy and Brooke's story, and one that you do not want to miss out on- even if you think you know it already- you don't. You have to see Remy's side too- you may even like it more than Brooke's, because I am pretty sure that I just might........  ;)
5 lion hearted stars!!!!!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tough Luck-- C.M. Stunich

Why oh why do I always forget how much C.M. loves a good cliffhanger???? You really think that after reading so many of her fab books that I would remember such important details!! But alas, yet again-- I suffered the shock and awe of such an amazing story.....................
So, this is Ronnie's story- you all remember Ronnie, right?? Yeah, thought so. Because really, who could forget such a sad and tormented soul?

“You look like you're about to pass out.  Take a breather, will ya?” I tell him, wishing he'd give me some sign of life in those dead eyes.  They're dark and swimming with negativity.  I can tell he's not living in the here and now.  He's somewhere else altogether.  My job is supposed to be to keep him there, force him down into the depths of pain and let him impale himself on his own tragedy.  Instead, I get the urge to pull him back.

        Before I can stop myself, I'm spinning around in front of him and bumping the toes of my shoes against his, clutching his shirt in two grasping hands and pressing our mouths together.  I'm not shy with my tongue, forcing it between his lips and tasting all of that melancholy and anguish.  At first it's like kissing a fireplace hearth, all old ash and extinguished flames, but just as I'm about to pull away, I see a spark.  It's small at first, burning deep within him, taking over his lips and scorching me with brilliant heat.

        Ronnie's hands come up and find my ass.  He doesn't start off with small talk either.  He goes straight for the gold, grabbing and caressing my flesh with greedy hands.  Careful, Lola, or you might get burned.  I push up against him, struggling to stay on my tiptoes so our faces can stay somewhat even.  I kind of want to climb his ass like Godzilla on top of the Empire State Building, just get all up in there and find my perch.  Ronnie responds to my scrambling by lifting me up by the cheeks and slamming my back into the metal pole of a street sign.

        “Oi, watch yourself, fuck face,” I growl out, but the small ache in my spine is nothing compared to the raging burn that's coming up from below.  What the hell are you playing at, bitch?  This is not what you're supposed to be doing.  I hear my logical self screaming at me from the back of my mind, but I don't pay it any never mind.  What I am supposed to do anyway?  A forest fire's just caught in a dry bush.  I could put it out, but it'd take a lot of effort.  It's easier just to let it burn.

So, yeah- Ronnie and Lola- these two have it. That awesome thing that instantly connects them the same way it did with Naomi and Turner. Only we weren't expecting it for Ronnie, given that he is still grieving his lost love- Asuka, still ten years after her death. I love that we got to finally get the background that surrounds Ronnie, finally hear what actually happened to Asuka, and finally got to see just how much of a man whore Ronnie really was. And all this time I thought that Turner was bad?? Lol........
Now, I know that some peeps were whining a bit because this book didn't focus on Naomi and Turner, but never fear- we do get a healthy dose of them- they just aren't the primary subjects of this book. Which I for one, think is RIGHTEOUS!!! Given the tidbits that we got about Ronnie in Real Ugly and Get Bent- I was dying to get some more of him, and adding Lola Saints to the mix- freaking awesome. She really is the Australian version of Naomi- so yeah, these boys are gonna have their hands full. While I was sick with worry about Lola's original part in the whole Indecency/ Amatory Riot debacle, I was so glad to see her redeem herself in the end and take her place by Ronnie's side where she belongs. Maybe Amatory Riot needs a new member???? Wishful thinking on my part I know, but I cannot imagine that Ice and Glass is going to last when all of the cards fall.........
Speaking of those falling cards- I am now DYING to get my hands on Bad Day (the next in the series), so I am sending C.M. silent psychic signals to please release it soon!! Even though it is to go back to Naomi and Turner- it is the continuation of the suspense story that has plagued all of these guys- and given the ending of Tough Luck---- I need it like yesterday!! I don't wanna give away of the deets on the ending of this book- just to say that it is explosive and will instantly make you scream and salivate for Bad Day......... Trust me on that.

5 big ole stars all the way!!!!!!

Now, if you have been holding out for some ungodly reason and haven't already started this amazing series, get your ass on the ball and do it. These books are awesome, and C.M. is an amazing author. I haven't read anything of hers so far that I haven't immediately LOVED! Girl is literary gold!!! So, get to crackin'-- take your ass over to your favorite retailer and pick up Touch Luck today, and if you haven't already- pick up Real Ugly and Get Bent first- cause you need them to begin with...... And if your favorite retailer just happens to be Amazon-- I just so happen to conveniently have those links handy ;)

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Mine-- Katy Evans

“I will do anything to make her MINE.” —Remington Tate 

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Remy” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her. 

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, Brooke is torn away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.

So happy about this blog tour as I have been waiting a LONG time to get my Remy and Brooke fix! And Mine did not disappoint!!! Mine is the continuation of the Riptide story, and picks up quite soon after the end of Real. Remy has decided to rejoin the Underground Fighting circuit and has declared that this will be his year- he is going to take that title, no matter what. So, in order to do that- this boy is training super hard- and we all thought that he was a machine before?? The way he trained in Real is nothing like the way he does in Mine, and once again- Brooke is there every step of the way. 
Without giving away a HUGE part of the story, I had to squeal in delight when I saw that Remy managed to change Brooke's life in a way that she didn't think he could. And even though it was a big step in their relationship and totally changed their immediate future plans, I was thrilled that Remy not only fell quickly into the role- but was thrilled about it. I was so afraid that his fear of his "condition" would make him push her away and make me hate him. But of course, being the awesome Lion that he is-- he totally blew me out of the water!! And I fell even harder for him- if that's even possible........
I was also glad that we got to see some more of the dynamics of the Pete/Nora, Nora/Scorpion, and Riley/Mel relationships play out. But I gotta say, even more now- I wanted Scorpion's blood!! That asshole made me livid in so many ways, and then to have Nora do some of the crap she did- I thought I was going to explode!!! So, I had to breathe a big ole sigh of relief when she seemed to have redeemed herself later on. Speaking of those that I wanted to cut- Remy's parents!! OMG!! Whose shoe did someone scrap these pieces of shit from??? I am pretty sure that my blood boiled when I read the things that they said about their child and the future that he was creating. I saw red!! Then to have it throw Remy to black, but not only black- but the darkest and deepest black abyss ever- yeah I was down for murder!! 
It felt like my heart splintered a little bit to see how bad Remy got, and to see that even Brooke couldn't reach him. To know that there are those that have to live with that daily- I mean damn, it kills. And this is one of those reasons that I love Katy Evans- she envokes this amazing feelings and emotions in her work- you cannot help but get deeply attached to the story. And after all, isn't that what we all look for in our books?? 
Even though we technically got to see Remy and Brooke's HEA in the end of Mine, I cannot wait to dive into Remy later and get out my review for it in a couple of weeks!! Because we all wanna know what goes on in that beautiful Lion's mind after all...........
5 Lion Loving stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

About Katy Evans


Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!







Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cover Reveal!!!!!!! Beck-- Harper Sloan

That's right babies!!!! Beck, book 3 of Harper's Corp Security series is coming SOON!!!! 

And here is the yummy new cover!!!




I’ve always been good at wearing masks. Not letting anyone see the real me. I’m content being the happy-go-lucky best friend. The strong willed boss. The independent woman who doesn’t need a man.


But the truth is I’m just as broken as the rest of you. I’m terrified that all it will take is one person to make all my carefully constructed walls crumble into fine dust. So I guard my heart with everything I have. Determined to never let anyone get close enough to hurt me again.


All is perfect until HE walks into my life. No… he doesn’t just walk. He struts his good-looking, sex-oozing self right into my space and demands that I see HIM. Making me want what I know I can’t have.


So I did the only thing I know how to do.


I run.


But he just won’t let me go.





The second I see her, I know she will be mine. I see past the gorgeous smiles and heart-stopping laughter. I see  HER. She doesn’t want me to know her secrets or the past that haunts her, but I make it my mission to find out.


To make her mine.


She can run all she wants, but it will never be far enough to stop me from coming after her.


She's it for me and she knows it.


She’s just too scared to admit it.





Cover Design by Melissa @ MGbookcovers & Designs

Photography by Toski Covey Photography



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Be sure to add it to your TBR's right now!!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sale Alert-- Untangle Me-- Chelle Bliss

FYI babies!!!!!!!!!! Untangle Me is being sold for just 99 measly pennies for two days only- November 1&2!!!!!! This is a birthday celebration for Chelle and her gift to us- isn't she awesome?? Be sure to hop on over and pick it up at your favorite retailer!!!!!!