CARRIE ANN RYAN BLOG TOUR: Tangled Innocence, Dante’s Circle Series, Book 4 With My Review


I am very pleased to be part of this Tour, Carrie Ann Ryan is one of my favorite authors and this series has me hooked!

Tangled Innocence

Tangled Innocence

Dante’s Circle Series, Book 4

by Carrie Ann Ryan

Release Date: April 15, 2014

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Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

As one of the seven lightning struck women, Nadie Morgan has known for a while now that her fate would be forever changed…and revolve around a certain dragon. From the first time Dante Bell saw Nadie, he knew she was the one for him. There’s just one problem–there’s another in his life he’s waiting on as well.

When Jace Goodwin, a bear shifter and Mediator, finally comes back to the human realm after years away under circumstances out of his control, his first stop is to Dante’s Circle where he not only finds his dragon, but the woman they both have been waiting for.

Once secrets are told and the sparks fly, Nadie’s new life becomes something she never thought possible. However there’s another realm at play and Jace and Nadie’s dragon will have to fight harder than he’s ever fought before to keep the life he’s waited eons for.

Warning: Contains one not-so-innocent human, a bear known for his bear-hugs, a tattooed and pierced dragon with a fiery temper, and a connection so explosive, you’ll be fanning yourself from page one.

My Review:

I won a copy of this book in a contest at a pre-release party.

This book combines all my favorite things. Shape-shifting, alternate worlds, war and love. Fanning myself didn’t help.  I needed cold showers to cool off from the heat of this book. I am still amazed my kindle hasn’t melted yet.  So much happens in this book that I couldn’t help but turn pages until the end.

A favorite passage of mine is right before Jace picks up Nadie to go to Dante’s house.

“She’d gone to sleep soon after Jace had left the night before, dreaming of dragons and bears and frolicking down a yellow brick road. Apparently her subconscious was a little illogical. Today they were going to sit down with Dante and just…be.”

I admit I have not read all in this series but I now own them all and will be reading and reviewing each and every one as I finish them!

Five contented purrs for this book.

Author Bio:

Carrie Ann Ryan                                                                                                                                    

USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

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Release Day of My Wicked Masters by Ann Mayburn with my Review and Now a Contest!


Heat Level: Erotic M/F, M/F/M and M/M/F

Contemporary BDSM Romance

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

Publisher: Loose Id

Club Wicked, #4

Rhiannon Mirga, known as Goddess at Club Wicked, has a reputation for being a beautiful and unapproachable ice princess. But beneath her hard exterior beats the tender heart of a submissive who yearns for a Master’s love despite a nightmare past that makes it hard for her to trust anyone. For Rhiannon there are only two men that can help her overcome her fear, the club’s incredibly sexy trainers, Master Rory and Master Liam.

Unfortunately, after a long history Rory and Liam are on the verge of parting ways, driven apart by Liam’s refusal to accept Rory’s love as anything more than friendship. Despite their own issues, the men find they cannot refuse her plea for help and together they embark on a training session like no other where the Masters are the ones who learn the true meaning of love and surrender.

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This book was a gift from the author in return for a fair and honest review.

I could not put this book down, there was something going on every single second whether it be hot steamy sex or something personal to the characters.  I loved that I got glimpses of the others introduced in the previous books of the Club Wicked Series. Some very intense scenes, both sexual and fighting.  An exceptional view of the torment those suffering with PTSD go through, and that you don’t have to have been to war to suffer from it.

This is from one of my favorite scenes with Dove an Rhiannon/Goddess in the beginning of the book.

Dove squeezed her hard enough that Rhiannon had trouble taking a deep breath. “I saw what he did to you. He’s lucky Master Jesse held me back, or I would have given him a matching set of scratches on the other side of his face. I’m sorry we didn’t get to you sooner. I was distracted by Master Kyle and Master Perry fighting.”
Despair filled Rhiannon at the memory of what she’d done to the man’s face. “Shit. I’m going to be fired.”
Releasing Rhiannon, Dove then leaned back and shook her head empathetically. “Hell no, you aren’t. I saw what he was doing to the new server girl all evening. I was about to have Jesse say something to him, but when you took over his table, I figured you had it handled. I mean, no one wants to fuck with you.”
Dove flushed. “I mean you’re a badass.”
She blinked, not quite sure what the other woman was talking about. “I don’t understand.”
“I just mean that you can handle yourself. You have that ‘don’t fuck with me’ attitude that usually keeps people in line.”

BRAVO Ann Mayburn! You have done it again!  I cannot wait for your next book, no matter what series it belongs to!

Five contented purrs for this book and no editing hisses.

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Review of Dimitri’s Forbidden Submissive a BDSM Novel by Ann Mayburn


Submissive’s Wish, #2

Heat Level: Erotic. M/F, F/F, M/F/F, M/F+M/F, M/F/F/MContemporary BDSM RomanceRelease Date May 6th, 2014
 As the daughter of an outlaw biker, Rya DeLuca is used to living a wild life, but nothing could prepare her for the danger of falling in love with Dimitri Novikov. To Rya he’s a warm, loving, sexy as hell Dom who gives her exactly the kind of bondage and discipline she craves in the bedroom, but to the rest of the world Dimitri is a feared man, a cold blooded, heartless killer who is at the top of the Russian Mafia food chain.While her hard and Dominant Master is her perfect match in every way that matters, their love can never last longer than a few days at most. Every moment Rya spends with Dimitri puts her life in jeopardy from rival gangs and Dimitri’s own family.Dimitri will have to decide if he loves Rya enough to walk away from her in order to save her life, or if their love is worth starting a war that could change the world of the Russian mafia forever.

I received this book from the publisher Fated Desires in return for a fair and honest review.

Dimitri has dark secrets, his father even more. His brother Alex is tormented.  When Dimitri meets Rya a beautiful submissive with a  a family that is not your everyday type, they both knew they were destined for something more.  The story grabbed me at page one and did not waver for a second. Words practically sizzle off the page into my vivid imagination and I was immersed in the hottest, scariest and wildest adventure into the world of Russian Doms I have yet read.

The attraction between Dimitri and Rya is mesmerizing. The trials they go through and the way they are resolved were exquisitely detailed.  A glimpse into the daily lives of Ivan and Gia from “Ivan’s Captive Submissive” when visited by the couple was just the icing on this story.

The epilogue was full of surprises and I think gives a hint of the next of the Submissive’s Wish series.

I totally loved this book.  Ann Mayburn is gifted with a way of writing that has me needing cold showers to be normal again.

Five contented purrs for this book.

Cover Reveal! Hard To Hold On To By Laura Kaye

I am Thrilled to help show off this great new cover from Laura Kaye!

I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on this book!

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  Edward “Easy” Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves–which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna’s the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can’t describe how he makes her feel–and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.

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And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available:

Hard As It Gets

Hard As You Can

A Note from Laura:

Hey guys! I am so excited about Easy’s book that I can hardly wait for August to get here! Easy’s character was a total surprise to me. When I initially plotted out the series, there were four surviving members of the Army Special Forces team and therefore I planned for and sold four book in the series. But then, when I sat down to write Hard As It Gets, all of a sudden the story demanded there were actually five guys, and Edward “Easy” Cantrell was born. And I’m so glad! Because Easy’s character is a totally tortured hero, which I adore writing! So I’m super happy that we added his story and this novella into the series, and I can’t wait for you to learn about Easy in Hard to Hold On To! Laura-Kaye-croppedAbout Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Review of Hope’s Decree by Angela McPherson – A YA Paranormal Romance

Hope’s Decree Book one in the Fated Series
By Angela McPherson
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Genres: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Published: August 13, 2013
Untold Press
ISBN-10: 0615885144
ISBN-13: 978-0615885148
eBook: 3.99
Print: 12.99

This book was a gift from the author in return for a fair and honest review.

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When everything else is lost, there is always hope.

While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.

Until Blain Heros enrolled.

He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…

Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.

Author Bio: Angela McPherson
Born and currently residing in Midland, Texas, Angela shuffles three busy children (not including her husband) all over the place. She works in a busy pediatric doctor’s office as a nurse during the day, and writes at night. She is addicted to coffee——who isn’t? And firmly believes chocolate can fix all——especially chocolate ice cream. She laughs a lot, often at herself and is willing to try anything once (she thinks). When Angela isn’t rushing kids around, working or writing, she’s reading. Other than life experience, Angela turns to a wide variety of music to help spark her creative juices. She loves to dance and sing, though her kids often beg her not to.

Twitter: @abt3mcpherson

My Thoughts:
This book starts intriguing almost immediately with the angst all teenagers feel. With every turn of the page you experience high school life with our Heroine Trinity. Young love and of course the boys who deny the feeling, brings a wonderful reality to this paranormal tale. From the antics of her friends, to the bullies and the rogues that plague her, Trinity has an inner strength that almost glows off the pages.

A favorite part of mine is from a conversation between Trinity and Blain:
“Don’t be scared, grasshopper.”
“Blain, I’m not scared.” I listened to the empty hallway, knowing there was no longer anyone out there. “The hallway is empty. I can’t pull in emotions from thin air.” His eyes changed from clear to stormy. He took a small step closer, shortening the distance between us even more.

I loved this book and read it twice before I wrote this review. There are so many twists and turns it is impossible to guess the outcome. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

Five contented PURRS for this book and your editors.

Coming April 10th

This is a Charity Hockey Romance Anthology containing eight Novellas. The Proceeds go to Hockey Fights Cancer!

Includes authors:
Bianca Sommerland
Toni Mothereffin
Jami Davenport
And Others Including of course, Cindy Racette (writing as Cindy Carr) Our Lovely Hostesses’ Mother who co- wrote her story!

Watch for this and my reviews!!!

Love you guys!!!!

Review of Caught an Adult BDSM Novel By Cassandra Carr

I purchased this book as part of  a Bundle – Bring On the Heat – This review is unsolicited and my opinion.

Published by C-Squared Publishing re-released as a standalone 2/24/2014

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra’s books have won numerous “Best Book Of” awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

She thinks the best part of being a writer is penning stories about love and sex while most others struggle with commutes, micro-managing bosses and cranky co-workers.
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I loved this book! Once again Cassandra has proven that hot can only get hotter.

Callie returns to her home town after an absence of three years. The first event she goes to is a party of college friends. There she runs into Jack the Dom she ran from all those years before. Immediately she knew the heat between them was still there and started to run again. Before she made it to the door he stopped her. Callie couldn’t help but givei n to the power that only this man held over her. But this time Callie wants it all. She wants his unconditional love as he has always had hers.

I think my favorite quote from this book is:

“I want a husband, children, maybe even a white picket fence. And let’s face it, Jack,” she continued, emphasizing his name, ” you’re not a white-picket fence kinda guy.”

“Maybe I’ve never found someone worth building a fence for.”

Will Jack prove his love or will Callie walk away heartbroken again?

Five contented PURRS for you my dear and for your editors as well!!!


New From Lia Davis

Ashwood Falls Volume 1

By Lia Davis

Published by Fated Desires Publishing

Winter Eve, prequel

Danica Welsh was born to be the leopard pack healer. An accident involving a drug induced youth left her badly burned and scared—emotionally and physically. All hope of mating and family become a distant dream. When she finally starts to accepts the long, lonely existence ahead of her, a stranger crashes into her life, and her heart.

A Tiger’s Claim, book 1

As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating. Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid. But when he discovers she wears the enemy’s brand, things will go from bad to worse.

A Mating Dance, book 2

Senior enforcer, Cameron Nickels has found her perfect mate. Blaine Andrews, leopard Pack Marshal, is strong, dominate, loyal, and passionate. He knows all her strengths and weaknesses—not to mention her pleasure points. Cam’s known Blaine most her life, but she’s always felt like something was missing and her jaguar refuses to fully accept him. Yet, she can’t walk away from him. When architect and sexy mountain lion shifter, Graham Griffin, comes to town to design the new den nursery and school, Cameron finds herself in a mating dance that throws her and her jaguar into flight mode while Blaine must decide if he cannot only share his mate, but welcome another.

Releases March 18! Only $2.99 for limited time!

About the Author:

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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Other books by Lia:

Ashwood Falls (shifters):

#0.5 ~ Winter Eve

#1 ~ A Tiger’s Claim

#2 ~ A Mating Dance

#3 ~ Surrendering to the Alpha

#3.5 ~ A Rebel’s Heart

#4 ~Divided Loyalties

Sons of War:

#1 ~ War’s Passion

Stand alone:

Ravished Before Sunrise (A Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand)

Coming Soon

Date TBD – Business Pleasures (Pleasures of the Heart #1)

5/27 – A Rebel’s Heart (Ashwood Falls 3.5) previously published in the Ever After anthology

Date TBD – Ashes of War (Sons of War #2)

Date TBD – Misguided Path (Ashwood Falls #5)


Lia will be giving away a $15 gift card to Amazon, B&N or ARe (winner’s choice) and a swag pack. Contest ends at 11:59 pm on 3/24/14.

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Today was at Create Something Magical

A really great conference, only complaint was too little time between things.  A really big shout out to the Hotel the Marriot Renaissance in Iselin, You upgraded me to and Bea to an  awesome suite after getting lost for half an hour in Iselin no thanks to Yahoo maps and directions.

Laura Kaye you are as awesome in person as on FB. LOVE YOU!

Sherrilyn Kenyon, your Q&A was inspiring and that is what drew me in to your books to begin with. I want to be like you if I ever decide to grow up. Hugs and Kisses!!!!

I met so many authors today and hope they visit my shiny blog and want to be a part of it.  Definitely on my to conferences to attend for next year!

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