Blog Tour: 24/7, by J.A. Rock (The Subs Club, Book 4) – Excerpt + Giveaway!

rock-24-7-subs-club-banner

Hi! I’m J.A. Rock, and right now I’m touring the internet talking about my latest release, 24/7—Book 4 in The Subs Club series. Thanks so much to the blogs that are hosting me on this tour, and be sure to leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win a $15 Riptide Publishing gift card!

wordpress blog stats

About the Subs Club series

After the death of their friend Hal at the hands of an irresponsible dom, submissive friends Dave, Kamen, Miles, and Gould band together to form the Subs Club—an organization seeking to expose dangerous local doms. The club slowly evolves as romances blossom, loyalties are tested, and tensions mount in a community already struggling for unity in the wake of Hal’s death.

From domestic discipline to knife play to fashion paraphilia, and from family drama to new jobs to first loves, the members of the Subs Club explore life’s kinks inside and outside of the bedroom as they attempt to let go of the past and move forward.

24/7, by J.A. Rock
Series: The Subs Club, Book 4
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: June 4, 2016

Kristie & El’s Buddy Review: There is so much depth to the story, so many feelings that I just needed to hang on for the ride. 4-of-5

Continue reading

Book Review: Isadora, by Ella Frank

Isadora AMAZON (1)Isadora, by Ella Frank
Series: Masters Among Monsters, Book Two
Release Date: January 12, 2016

My Review of Alasdair (Book One) can be found here.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

I received a copy of this novel from the promotion company in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

wordpress blog stats

Blurb:

A TRAGIC BEGINNING…

Isadora Nikitas understands what it means to be betrayed. That lesson was taught to her in the prime of her life, and when she is offered a chance to exact revenge, she finds it difficult to refuse.
Instead, she entrusts her survival to a mysterious vampire known only as Diomêdês, a male who wants nothing in return but to watch over her—in every way imaginable.

Gifted with speed, strength, and immortality, she determines that her life will no longer be governed by the needs and wants of a mere man. She has cowered for the last time, and with her Ancient by her side, she thrives and blossoms into the most formidable female vampire in existence.

But, once upon a time, like all little girls, Isadora believed in love. She believed it because she once had it. So, when it comes along a second time, she knows that it’s possible—but when you love someone, they become your weakness. Unless, in fact, they become your enemy instead…

A MYSTERIOUS PAST…

Fulfilling your life’s prophecy should be empowering. At least, that’s what Elias Fontana always believed. But, as he stands guard over the beautiful vampire he’s taken hostage, his convictions start to crumble. Made to believe by his creators that he and two others have been designed to destroy a dangerous race, he has difficulty connecting his current reality to the woman he once loved.

A TANGLED TALE TO UNRAVEL…

When friends become enemies and enemies become lovers, who can you trust in the webs of lies and despair? And, when your life is at stake and blood has been shed, how much are you willing to sacrifice to fulfill your destiny?

Continue reading

Book Review: The Bite of Winter, by Lauren Smith

smith-the-bite-of-winterThe Bite of Winter, by Lauren Smith
Release Date: November 24, 2015

Rating: 2 out of 5

Buy Link: Samhain Publishing

I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for a fair and honest review.

wordpress blog stats

Blurb:

She is theirs to claim. They are hers to save.

Zoey Blake is about as far down on her luck as she can get. A car crash took her parents, leaving her destitute and on the street. When she’s attacked by another homeless person, her lifeblood drains away as her fading vision is filled with the face of a handsome stranger.

Ian Kennedy, a century old Irish vampire, never could resist rescuing a stray. As a few drops of his blood heals Zoey’s wounds, he realizes she’s a sweet, tempting, flesh-and-blood woman. But there’s one problem. Connor, who made Ian promise decades ago: no more mortal lovers.

After another vampire murdered his soulmate, Connor O’Shea swore never to let a mortal woman pay the price for loving him. Until he feels Zoey’s skin and tastes her lips. She makes him want to break that vow.

Zoey finds herself caught in their web of seduction. But as Christmas draws near and her grief deepens, happiness seems far out of reach. And Ian and Connor join forces to prove their love is sacred, special…and forever.

Continue reading

Family Values, by Delilah Devlin

devlin-family-valuesFamily Values, by Delilah Devlin
Series: Lone Star Lovers, Book 8 (Stand-Alone)
Release Date: November 3, 2015

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Buy Links: Publisher / Amazon

I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

wordpress blog stats

Angelina Flores lived a perfect ranch-kid childhood, complete with three princes on horseback who treated their housekeeper’s daughter like a princess. At age eighteen, the fairytale came crashing down when she realized she had to choose between Brand, Nate and Eli McAffee. 

And when she did choose one—she lost all three.

She’s older now. Wiser, thanks to her college education and a few years’ distance. A distance she’d planned to maintain…until her mother begs her to fill in at the ranch while she takes care of a sick relative. 

The minute her boots hit the front porch, the memories come flooding back, right along with the hunger. It’s tough to put the past behind her when temptation is so close. Especially since the brothers seem bound and determined to woo her. Separately. Together. Whatever it takes to keep her right where she belongs—in their arms.

divider-hearts

Continue reading

Book Review: Angels With Clipped Wings, by Stephanie Rabig

rabig-angels-clipped-wingsAngels With Clipped Wings, by Stephanie Rabig
Less Than Three Press, November 10, 2015
Word Count: approx. 17,000 words

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Warning: contains attempted suicide scene.

wordpress blog stats

Eli is an angel sent on a routine assignment: help prevent a young woman with depression from taking her own life. But he’s received complaints about the way he’s dealt with previous cases, and so this time he has a supervisor, Adam, watching his every move.

Then they meet Samantha, the woman they’ve been assigned to help, and even Adam cannot easily say that rules should always be followed.

My Review: I really enjoyed this short story about guardian angels who are sent to Earth to help save a woman from committing suicide. The characters were each really interesting, and they meshed together really well. Eli and Adam, the two angels, bickered back and forth but with a strong underlying friendship, and Sam was very much human as she struggled with her depression.

I really loved that the author tackled issues that aren’t usually found in romance stories. Depression and suicide are usually avoided, but Stephanie Rabig made them a central focus of the novel. She also addressed Sam’s bisexuality, and the bi-erasure that so many bi people experience.

While the story was very short, I think it included a lot of interesting subplots, and it felt like a well balanced story. There’s no overt religiousness, and no erotic scenes, just three people trying to find love against all odds. Really lovely!

I received an advanced copy of this novella in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Buy Link: Publisher

wordpress hit counter

Review: Bound With Passion, by Megan Mulry (Rating: 4/5)

Bound With Passion, by Megan Mulry
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (July 6, 2015)
Page Count: approx. 253 pages
Genre: Threesome (M/F/M) Erotica/Historical Romance

Rating: 4 out of 5 (what this rating means)

* I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. *

wordpress blog stats

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Summary: When Lady Georgiana Cambury’s best friend informs her that he can’t inherit his family’s country house unless he marries, Georgie thinks she’s found the solution to all of her problems. She can help Trevor with his legal issue, and continue traveling Egypt in search of new horse stock to purchase without the burden of being an unwed woman. A marriage in name only. But Trevor is already madly in love with his long-time partner James, and Georgie doesn’t expect to find herself attracted to both of them as they begin to prepare for the wedding.

My Thoughts: Before you start reading this book, make sure you’re alone in the room and have a glass of ice water next to you, because damn this novel is hot! There’s a lot of sex here, in every combination you can imagine. But there’s also a really fantastic relationship winding its way through the passion, and that’s what made this novel so great for me.

Sometimes Georgie prefers to be the regal Lady Georgiana, while other times she prefers to be George, a slightly effeminate lad. But with whatever gender she prefers that day, the one thing she never wants is a relationship… she’s vowed to never fall in love.

James and Trevor want Georgiana and George both, but they’re going to have to work hard to chip away at her shell and unlock the love and emotions that she keeps hidden away. And Georgie is going to have to decide if she’s willing to give up her independence for a relationship, even if that relationship is one filled with love.

Continue reading