Friday, 31 October 2014

✤ Deviant ✤ Jaimie Roberts ✤ #5StarReview



© Bianca  

JAIMIE ROBERTS - DEVIANT
• release date 31 October 2014
• 400 pages
★★★★★
5 Stars

 
Most fairy tales end with a happily ever after.

This is not a fairy tale. He is not her Prince Charming about to whisk her away into the sunset. This is a story about betrayal, lust, desire and, ultimately, revenge...

And revenge can only lead to one thing.

Tyler

He was my stranger, my visitor, my shadow in the corner of my room. He stalked me, watched me, knew everything about me. But all I could do was sit and wait. I waited for him to visit me night after night. He was becoming my addiction, my craving, my obsession. He knew every inch of me, but I knew nothing about him.

His calls himself Lotus and, as crazy as it sounds, I think I
m falling in love.

Dean

I wanted to take her, possess her, dominate her, and ruin her. I wanted to ravish her, please her, and consume her until I couldn
t take much more of her.

She will want me to kiss her. She will want me to hold her all night so that she feels a connection with me. I would make it so that she would seek me out in the dark. The one that satisfies her ultimate fantasy. A stranger who sneaks into her room. Someone who gives her the ultimate pleasure, but also seeks to give her ultimate pain. Pain she has never had to endure. Pain that will eat away at her until there is nothing left.

She was my nemesis, I was her lotus. And payback was a bitch.




Tyler is a 29-year-old Journalist living in London.
She hasn't had a boyfriend in ages....but what she has....
is a Stalker. Kind of.
She notices things being replaced in her apartment when she comes home at night...
She doesn't know why exactly, but she's not worried - rather excited by this whole 'game'.
She just hopes that Her Stalker won't end up axe-murdering her ☺

We also go back in time to when Tyler was a little girl. How she was best friends with Ian and Dean...and how she's been in love with Dean since she was six years old.
But then, when she was sixteen he just left - he told her that he would be back and that she should wait for him...but she never heard from him again.

But we hear about Dean's story.


Dean is back, but Dean is not really Dean at all - at least not to Tyler. She doesn't recognise him.

Dean.... the poor guy thinks he has been brutally betrayed 13 years ago, and now he's back to get his sweet Revenge by destroying the one woman who he thought would be his future.


WILL HAPPEN TO TYLER & DEAN??
WHAT'S WITH THiS MYSTERIOUS MANSION AND ITS EVEN MORE MYSTERIOUS OWNER??

WHAT'S ↓THiS↓ ALL ABOUT??

 
WILL ANYONE GET A HEA???
WILL THERE BE A CLIFFHANGER o.O


OR WILL EVERYBODY DIE AT THE END?


NOPE - I'm not telling you . . . ________________________________________________________

DEVIANT SOUNDTRACK





 

I REALLY LOVED THE BOOK!!!

This was such a gripping story!!!

First you might think: how can she let this guy do this to her for such a long time?
But we really want him to do it to her and we want them to get their Happy Ever After.
But with all those problems between them - the lies and betrayals or non-betrayals - this very long time since they saw each other years ago, and everything that happened in their lives in those 13 years.... is there really hope for a HEA??

The reader sure hopes it all through the book.
I'm not telling you how it ends of course ☺

This book had everything I need in my Stalker-Romances ☺

EXTREMELY EROTIC SCENES
SUSPENSY SCENES
FRUSTRATING SCENES
VERY SAD & MOVING SCENES
CUTE & FUNNY SCENES

Were there a few things I didn't like?
Hm - not really - maybe only that it reminded me of Bella Aurora's Raw with the Stalking and Dean's business et cetera ☺

BUT - I REALLLLY ENJOYED READING DEVIANT....
I couldn't put it down - you just have to know how it ends!!!


If you like really really hot Romances with a #SexyStalkerGuy - GO AND BUY THE BOOK!!!!

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

✤ COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY ✤ WHATEVER YOU DO ✤ Stephanie Smith ✤





COVER REVEAL


Stephanie Smith
Whatever You Do

• Try Again, #2
• Release Date: January 15, 2014
• Genre: Contemporary Romance


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How do you trust someone who is everything you’re trying to avoid?
Harper Lindell is having a bad day. You know, if a bad day consists of getting fired from your cushy job and then catching your boyfriend red handed playing hide the salami.

Sick of meeting the same guys over and over, Harper decides to try her luck at Internet dating. How bad could it be? Right?

Tate Washington wasn’t looking to meet anyone. Still dealing with the consequences of his one serious relationship, all he’s interested in is revamping his family’s behind-the-times café.

He didn’t plan on seeing the beautiful receptionist from Argo again, walking into his life to use his café as a dating hub, and using him as a BFF.

Can Harper really trust Tate, who is everything she thinks she needs to steer clear of?

Can Tate wait while Harper works through her insecurities and fears?


Excerpt
“Andrew?” I question as I reach the table.

“Yes. Harper, hello.” He shakes my hand and the first thing I notice are his warm eyes. They are gentle and sincere and I feel instantly comfortable with him. “Take a seat, please.”

He gestures to my seat before pulling it out for me to sit in. I smile up at him in thanks for the chivalrous action as I slide into the chair.

During our emails back and forth this week, Andrew and I had figured out that we are from similar small towns not far from each other. We laugh about all the misguided town folk and the classic ‘types’ every town has. The town clown who has thought of every invention under the sun, the do-gooder mayor, the old lady gossip group, and the crazy minister and his family. Of course I didn’t laugh at that last one, as true as it is, being the daughter of a minister and all.

“So what do your parents do?” Andrew asks.

“Umm.” I stall looking for a distraction, not wanting to make to him feel bad.

“What can I get you guys?” Tate offers and I’m grateful for the interruption.

“Oh gosh I haven’t even looked yet,” Andrew says as he picks up the menu from the table.

“Just the usual for me please.” As my eyes reach Tate’s his are wide with horror. I sit upright at the urgency in his expression wondering what the hell is going on.

He nods his head in Andrew’s direction and I glance over. Andrew is studying the menu oblivious to mine and Tate’s silent conversation.

I look back at Tate giving him a ‘what’ look as he scratches his head then stiffly nods back in Andrew’s direction.

I sigh frustrated and look back at Andrew. He looks up from his menu and smiles at me before turning to Tate and placing his order.

I still don’t see a problem and look back to Tate with a ‘just fucking tell me’ look.

He begins running his hand through his hair as he harshly nods in Andrew’s direction again. I don’t even bother looking at Andrew again, knowing I’m not going to see anything different than before.

With wide eyes and a clenched jaw, I get out through gritted teeth, “I think that’s all.”

Tate sighs heavily, clearly frustrated and storms away from the table.

I shake my head and when I turn back to Andrew he is staring at me in confusion. “Sorry,” I giggle embarrassed he witnessed that final interaction between Tate and me.

“No worries.” He is sweet but his voice is wary. Tate and I probably looked like two mute idiots. How humiliating.

Andrew seamlessly continues our conversation. I use this opportunity to study him and search for the meaning of Tate’s irrational display.

I didn’t really focus on Andrew’s features before. He’s not ugly, but he’s definitely not in the same calibre as Tate or Glenn.

Now that I’m looking closer at him, there is something off about his looks. I can’t put my finger on it but something doesn’t fit. It has to be something small like his eyes aren’t in line or his facial features are too far apart, maybe bad teeth or ears that are too big or small, but I can’t see any of that. All his features seem symmetrical and in proper proportion to his face, but something is definitely not right.

Out of the corner of my eye I see Tate flailing his arms about. I shoot a glance his way trying not to be noticeable only to see he is frantically running his hand through his hair before tugging on the ends. No, tugging is too tame, he is pulling hard on his hair.

I glance around the café and no one has seemed to notice Tate’s complete and mental breakdown. He’s lost it. Maybe it’s all the coffee fumes, they are really strong in here.

When I look back towards Tate he is on his way over to the table carrying our hot drinks. I roll my eyes at his determined stare and wonder what antics he has planned for us this time.

Tate doesn’t falter as he strides towards the table and proceeds to drop a hot cup of coffee all over the table and into Andrew’s lap. I gasp in shock at what is unfolding in front of me. Andrew jumps from his seat, squealing like a small girl. I watch horrified as his hair falls off his head and lands on the table in front of me.

My mouth drops open as I just stare at Andrew’s toupee lying in spilt coffee. Glancing up at Andrew I see the heat rising on his face and shiny bald head. I smile awkwardly at him as I pick up his hairpiece and hold it out to him as if it’s a pair of dirty underwear and I can’t stand to touch it.

He quickly swipes it from my hand and places it on his head, but not before I notice his whole head, bright red in mortification. It’s like a beacon calling in planes for landing. Andrew stares at me, his hairpiece on backwards and coffee leaking from it, dripping all down his face.

“I’m so sorry Andrew,” I whisper, as I place both my hands over my mouth. Shit, I can feel the laughter rising.

“No, I’m sorry Harper.” My gut churns on his behalf at the humiliation he must be feeling. The silence of the café surrounds us, lucky it’s not overly busy at this time of night. Andrew glares at Tate who smiles and raises his hands innocently, before Andrew storms out of the café not breathing another word, just leaving a trail of coffee in his wake.

“You’re welcome,” Tate says casually as he pulls a clean chair up to the table, before relaxing back into it and crossing his ankles in front of him.



Wherever You Will Go
(Try Again, #1)
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Brooke Willis had everything she ever wanted: a happy marriage, volunteer placement at the art gallery, and the promise of starting a family with the man of her dreams.
Saxon Reed had everything he ever thought he needed: a successful career, nice cars, expensive apartment, and more money than he knew what to do with.

After losing her husband Brooke insists on taking over his company to keep his dreams alive. Struggling in an industry she knows nothing about, Brooke turns to Saxon, her husband’s best friend and business partner, for guidance and support. Their mutual grief, and Saxon’s need to look after his best friend’s wife, creates a connection beyond just business.

Can Brooke take over the company and find a new life without saying goodbye to the past? Can Saxon protect and care for Brooke without scaring her away?

What happens when your heart doesn’t listen to your head? When lines are crossed and boundaries are pushed?



About the Author
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I'm first & foremost a reader & fangirl, I will always be first & foremost a reader & fangirl. I am on street teams, I pimp and I brag. I LOVE my Authors!!
I have recently started writing as a way to relax and spend some time for me. My first novel Wherever You Will Go is due to release later this year. I'm having so much fun writing my first story and I'm looking forward to the journey it is taking me on.

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

✤ Miss Congeniality ✤ Marie Garner ✤ Release Day Blitz ✤

© Bianca
  

MARIE GARNER
MISS CONGENIALITY


• release date: 27 October 2014
The Misses Trilogy #1
• #2 Miss Man-Eater will be out February 2015

★★★★★

4.5 Stars

 

Miss Congeniality doesn’t curse. Miss Congeniality doesn’t have tattoos. Miss Congeniality doesn’t drink shots. Miss Congeniality doesn’t ride motorcycles.Or does she?

When America’s sweetheart

Meets America’s bad boy

Will either one escape unscathed?


Brea Richards is America’s sweetheart. Dubbed Miss Congeniality by the media, Brea has spent years honing her current reputation. And being one of the leading stars of a prime time television show
priceless. It’s a long way from her humble beginnings, but that’s her secret to keep. Or at least that’s what she believes until she gets the phone call.

Lance Holder is America’s bad boy, the guy they love to hate. He lives life the way he wants, and makes no apologies, regardless of what anyone thinks. All everyone sees is the tattooed, motorcycle riding, reckless movie star, preventing anyone from looking beneath the surface. And that’s just fine with Lance. Until his new gig puts him right in the path of Brea.

Lance is the newbie on Brea’s show, and everyone is watching to see if America’s bad boy will influence Miss Congeniality. They don’t know Brea’s worst influences happened long before Lance entered the picture. And Lance seems to be one of the only ones to see beyond her current façade. Maybe America’s bad boy is just what America’s sweetheart needs



 
Brea has always wanted to become an actress in Hollywood. She had a really bad childhood, with a drug-addict mom and long line of horrible guys walking in an out of their house. She only survived because of her big brother Alex.

Now she has everything she's ever dreamed of. She's the star of one of Hollywoods top TV Shows - for the seventh season in a row.
But this season a new guy joins the cast as her character's love interest.
Tattooed Hollywood Bad Boy Lance....


They're immediately extremely attracted to each other...but only Lance is open about what he really wants. And that is Brea. But Brea wants to deny her feelings. She swore she will never be dependant on another person again. But of course they can't resist each other and quickly become an item.
But hanging out with Hollywood's bad boy is not really good for her good-girl image. But he's not really a bad boy, he's the sweetest guy ever!!!! He might be slighty dominant ... inside the bedroom and out.☺



But not only their relationship is fodder for the media - her brother might be in some trouble too, and it's only a matter of time until her whole past will be revealed...

What will happen to Brea & Lance?
Will he stand by her through everything?
Will she be too scared to give them a chance?
Will there be a horrible cliffhanger??

NOPE - I'm not telling you ☺



OK, no cliffhanger - but Brea's friends Raquel and Clare will get their own book - so we'll probably meet Brea & Lance again ☺
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I LOVED THE STORY!

I really liked the blurb and I really loooooved Lance...
give me a Rockstar - Navy SEAL or a Hollywood Hottie and I'm a total fangirl...


The story really had great potential...but unfortunately, for me, it didn't quite live up to it's promise.
This could've been the perfect story...I sooo love a good Hollywood Romance. I don't really know what bothered me, but there were some things I didn't like.
The story sometimes just cruises along, with nothing much happening and lots of redundant lines. And then there's the writing style. I sometimes had the feeling that the author's first language isn't English - or she's fresh out of University, where it's required to write like that...She way too often uses the long versions for IT'S - I'M - YOU'RE etc. ... you're reading your book and you want the writing to flow from your mind's tongue and then you have to read I AM - IT IS - YOU ARE - all the time. In every other book you shorten it... Of course sometimes authors write the longer version when they need them to mean something, but here they just didn't need to be long. And it totally disturbed my reading-flow :((((
Another thing...Brea's two best friends and co-stars have too many scenes in the book. It's ok to introduce them, especially because we'll get their own stories in the next two books, but they were really in this book a LOT ☺

BUT - when we forget/overlook those tiny little problems - the story was really great and very sexy and adorable!


Don't let my stupid problems stop you from enjoying the book ☺


MISS CONGENIALITY was a really sexy Hollywood Romance with an amazingly adorable Bad Boy Hottie - who's not really all that bad...


...and now I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in the series ☺

 
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Marie Garner hails from North Carolina, and has had her nose in a book for as long as she can remember. Story ideas have been floating around in her head for as long as she can remember when she finally decided to write them down. She is an avid football fan, often found rooting on her Washington Redskins or her alma mater NC State. She has taught for the past 7 years, with a short break to earn her Masters degree. She loves London, having lived there for a year, and loves taking all those crazy ideas to make stories you enjoy!