Irons by M.J. Fields (The Norfolk Series #1)
Publication date: August 10th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
I was born and bred to be the man I am today. My father and his father were both graduates from The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Both went on to become helicopter pilots. Both had seen plenty of action. Both had met and caused devastation. Both men, who I respect more above all, had served and protected the United States and her people honorably for decades.
My best friend, William Cruz, who attended the academy with me, had flown beside me, had lived the same life as I had and shared the same ambitions in life, was gone now. This was not part of the plan. Will and I were supposed to have each other’s backs, support each other and never let anything supersede our bond.
I sat on Norfolk Beach needing to feel close to him on the anniversary of his death. It was a beautiful day in May and I was cutting class. I had done the same every year since he passed.
Jaxson Irons was only supposed to be in Pensacola for a year. But now three years later I still hadn’t heard from him. I saw a man running down the beach and I knew immediately who it was.
Jaxson didn’t respond the way I had dreamed he would. He told me we would catch up someday soon. I stood and watched until he was gone.
Thump, thump. I placed my hand on my chest as I felt my heart beat again for what felt like the first time in three years. Thump, thump. I felt the blood moving quickly through my body. Its heat once again present. Thump, thump. I looked up at the sky and let out a breath. A breath that I had been holding forever. Thump, thump.
I felt tears fall down my face as I raised my hands in the air and laughed out loud. Just then the clouds parted for the first time in forever. I saw the sun smiling down on me.
I became a fan of MJ Fields when I came across the Men of Steel series and absolutely fell in love with each of the Steel brothers, but I have to say that Irons didn’t grab me like the others.
From the start, the story felt rushed. So many scenes were given but cut short that I wasn’t quite sure what was going on. I didn’t connect with Francesca, “Frankie”, at all. She was a hot mess and at some times even childish. About half way into the story, there were so many things introduced for suspense and drama purposes but it was still so rushed it felt like the story was being thrown at me from several directions and it just confused me.
I just couldn’t connect with either of the characters. Jax was supposedly a bad boy who didn’t do relationships but he flipped so quickly when he was with Frankie that his past wasn’t very believable. I understand they had history but it just didn’t work for me. There were a few steamy scenes between Jax and Frankie but not many.
Sad to say that this one was a 3.5 star read for me. 😦
MJ Fields’s love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it to family members. Today, she has four self-published series comprised of seventeen titles, including MEN OF STEEL, which was acquired by Swoon Romance in June 2014. MJ is a bestselling erotica author and former small business owner, who recently closed the business so she could write full time.
MJ lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.
Title: The Bondage Club
Author: Alexandrea Weis
Release Date: July 29 2014
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
A man looking for a new beginning.
Hunter Donovan is a writer who dreamed of penning the great American novel but settled for a job running the family business, Donovan Books. Trapped publishing other people’s stories, Hunter buries his frustrations in vodka and an endless parade of one-night stands.
A woman with a secret.
Cary Anderson is the perky, petite, and staunchly determined editor who is well versed in erotica fiction. But Cary has a kinky side that she is struggling to keep hidden from the world.
Fed up with dwindling sales, Hunter hopes to breathe new life into his publishing house by breaking into the risqué world of erotica. He hires Cary to rescue his company and she is keen to show her new boss everything she knows. But what starts out as a lesson in sexual fiction turns into an unexpected roller coaster ride of disastrous romantic encounters. And just when Cary helps stir Hunter’s creative voice, he uncovers the truth about her wicked ways.
Some ties that bind can cut right to the heart in…The Bondage Club.
is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
★✩★I can only give it 5 stars but my heart gives it 10. A definite MUST read in my book. ★✩★
A copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
When I was provided a copy of The Vixen and The Vet to review and I didn’t know what to expect. I try to go in with a blank slate so I did not read the synopsis and went in completely blind.
I was intrigued from the beginning and as I read this wonderful story, I truly fell in love with this couple. Savannah and Asher were great characters and felt completely real to me. I felt what they felt.
The love that grew between the characters was so palpable, I honestly felt jealous. This is a story of two strangers who meet one summer day both coming from something that caused them to return to their home town to “lick their wounds”. Asher, a severely wounded and disfigured veteran, came home nearly a decade ago never leaving his home; Savannah, a report who fell for her story’s source and had her career ruined as a result. As they get to know each other, they become friends which ultimately brought them closer than either of them expected. This friendship grows into a love so deep that I could feel it through the pages I read. Their moments of intimacy was so passionate and so pure that they were the most intense I’ve read in a very long time. In my opinion, no amount of erotica I’ve read can compare to the specials scenes between Savannah and Asher and that’s my main genre favorite.
Writing this review…it’s so difficult to describe what I felt. After nearly two hours of finishing this book, I’m still so raw from the emotion this story pulled from me. I’ve read a few “tear jerkers” lately but this one honestly made me cry. It was a difficult reaction to maintain as I was at work at the time, and I’m not talking about a tear or two. I’m talking about runny nose, sniffles, etc. Mind you, I’m not a person easily moved and crying is not something I do often, if at all. This amazing story brought out so much feeling and emotion from me, I’m just in awe.
Katy Regnery did an outstanding job of bringing these two characters to life. The story was VERY well written and flowed so naturally that I found myself reading at a pace that didn’t feel rushed. I could actually hear the conversations in my head as well as hear their southern “drawl” as they spoke.
This is one story I will never forget. Savannah and Asher will stick with me always.
I wrote this book as a fundraiser and 50% of my profits in June and July 2014 will go directly to Operation Mend at the UCLA Medical Center. UCLA Operation Mend is a groundbreaking program that provides returning military personnel access to the nation’s top plastic and reconstructive surgeons, as well as comprehensive medical and mental-health support for the wounded and their families. By offering cutting edge reconstructive facial surgery, prosthetics and intensive therapy to those heroes with calamitous injuries, Operation Mend helps our returning warriors live fuller and more comfortable lives once home.
To learn more about Operation Mend, I encourage you to check out their website here: http://operationmend.ucla.edu/
Mature Audience Only
If someone asked me to describe myself using only one word, I’d tell them damaged. I’m completely broken, irreparable. On the outside, I appear beautiful and bright, but on the inside, my soul is black and empty. I haven’t always been this fragile, scared, and heartbroken woman. Nope. I had the life my peers envied; happily married parents, captain of the volleyball team, and a dangerously sexy and loving boyfriend. Then, faster than I could blink, my life went to hell in a gasoline-soaked hand basket.
Cancer struck. The sting of death pierced my heart, and my so-called ‘loving’ boyfriend left me. Wyatt shattered my heart into a million pieces when he left, but little did he know, it wasn’t just me he walked away from. Four years later, Blake changes everything. Unlike Wyatt, Blake treasures my heart. Blake claims I’m beautifully broken, and that he can fix me, but I know differently.
How can you put something together without all its pieces? You can’t. When Wyatt left, he took most of my heart away with him. You see, hearts are like broken glass; you can put it back together again, but it will never be the same. While I’m undeserving of Blake’s love, he deserves every bit of mine. My biggest fear is that I’ll crush his heart, just as Wyatt did mine.
Blake helped with her recovery and was ever so patient with her. I fell in love with him from the very beginning. With the other novels I’ve read, I was expecting him to turn out to be a a secret bad boy, a cheater or just a sadistic ass but he wasn’t and I just loved him even more. He was perfect in every way.
This was such a good story and wonderful start to the series.
**READ after Shattered and Shaken (book 1), and prior to Shattered & Mended (book 2)** Mature audience only
In this story we get to read Wyatt’s POV. In this companion piece several parts of the story are filled and explained as to Wyatt’s whereabouts and whys. We also see how intense his friendship with Kyly (Allie’s brother) was and deeply his love for Allie runs and that he’ll fight to win back her love.
Wyatt is another one of the good guys. His one and only love is Allie and he won’t let her go. As I fell in love with Blake in Shattered & Shaken, I began to see Wyatt in a new light. As I read this story, I began to feel torn between Wyatt and Blake. They both loved Allie completely and unconditionally and treated her as if she was the only woman in the world. I can say that Allie is one lucky girl to have both of these amazing men after her heart.
As did the first book, I had to fight back tears. This was another emotional read and though it was a novella, it added so much to this series.
All for Allie gets 5 Naughty Stars for making me feel so much in this novella.
**READ Shattered & Shaken and All for Allie prior to Shattered & Mended, as this is the last in the series** Mature Audience My mind was made up and my decision had been made, but fate felt the need to rear her ugly head and demand control. Fate is guaranteed, not to be reckoned with, and she won’t be defeated. You see, she’s the author to our stories that have already been written; there’s no editing them. Try as you might, but all you’ll do is piss her off. When you fuck with fate’s masterpiece, tragedy strikes, death occurs, and hearts get shattered. I’ve never been one to follow the rules. So instead, I stood with arms wide open and I challenged her. I knew the possibilities of her kicking my ass were high, but I refused to back down. I invited all the heat she packed, and quickly learned my lesson… You don’t fuck with her.
After reading All for Allie, I couldn’t decide who I wanted Allie to be with. Either man would be the ultimate catch. I do have to say that as the book came to a conclusion…I still felt strongly for Blake and I will forever be #teamblake. Though Wyatt loved Allie with all his heart and soul, in my eyes, Blake showed that he loved her more. I won’t giveaway how, but I think he proved he was the better pick. Of course, being this is my review, that would just be my opinion.
Shattered & Mended was filled with much more drama than the previous books. Allie is faced with learning what type of person her best friend, Sophie, truly is. She deals with more heartbreak and difficult decisions that anyone would just crumple to the ground if faced with the same experiences. She truly became a strong woman compared to the whiny girl I came to know in Shattered & Shaken. She became an independent woman after dealing with her life over the course of a year or so.
I commend Julie for bringing to life an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING series and sharing it with her readers. I’m in awe of what I read and will always use these stories as a comparison for what I read in the future. She set the bar quite high and if I could officially give more than 5 stars…I’d have to say that all three books in this series would get 8.5 Naughty Stars, hands down!
As it stands, Shattered & Mended has earned 5 great big golden stars for an emotional heart warming and heart wrenching read. Heart wrenching because I still feel like I’m recovering from a book hangover after 2 weeks of reading it.
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, wife of one, mother of three, and chocolate fanatic! Author of Shattered and Shaken, due to release mid September. I attend nursing school full time, but in my spare time I love spending time with my family watching movies, eating junk food, and every once in a while a girls night out on the town. I enjoy reading, even though I haven’t read much since I’ve began my journey as author. I live by the motto “Live life as if you’re dying, Laugh until your stomach hurts, Love until your heart stops beating, and never judge.” Simple rules to follow. We never know what someone else is going through or what they have been through. Life is too short to be angry, unforgiving, or depressed. Each day is a gift from God that can be taken at any given moment- embrace the gift of life….
The Beats in Rift
Release day ~ June 13th
I was invisible, until they saw me.
When circumstance forced me and the Jacob twins to spend two weeks of the summer together, the bond we formed would impact us all, altering our lives.
Fate, entwining us forever. They became my best friends, my family, my first love.
With their love came their father’s hate! Love is powerful but also painful and destructive when it’s torn between three people.
When my mother’s reputation and their father’s vile actions damage that love, that friendship, it changes the dynamics of our trio setting me on a path of love, loss and impossible decisions.
Jared the beautiful rogue, who pushed her limits, opened her eyes and owned her heart. Their love was powerful, everlasting… until he abandoned her.
Justin, loyal and true, picked her up when she was left fragmented. He made a place for himself in her heart and would fight to keep it.
When both twins come in and out of Meadows life, leaving damage and hurt in their wake will she ever choose one or the other, or leave them both without the beats in their heart?
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What do you do when you meet the richest, cutest twin brothers from school? Make friends with them, of course. That’s what Meadow did when she met Jared and Justin Jacob. It was an instant friendship that lasted for years and Meadow and the Jacob twins were inseparable. But what happens when a friendship grows to something more? What happens when you can’t decide who you can’t live without? Meadow is faced with these questions. One is her heart, the other is her soul but before she can decide which is which, she is faced with having to deal with their evil dad and his unexplainable hatred for her.
Jared and Justin have an intense love for Meadow but their struggle with the fact that Meadow loves them both causes them to make choices and disappoint Meadow when she needs them most. As I read this story, I found myself bouncing from #teamjustin to #teamjared. They both had such great qualities and loves Meadow so deeply it’s hard not to fall in love with both of them.
Ker Dukey did it again. She brought us a story where you fall in love with the characters and can’t help but cry when they cry or hurt when they hurt. Beats in Rift was a great coming of age story that shows the complications of loving and possibilities of loving more than one person at a time. Meadow, Jared and Justin were lovable characters I couldn’t help but identify with. Another great book from a very talented author.
This Naughty Mom gives Beats in Rift 4 Naughty Stars
I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active, I would want to change the script. I would watch films and think of ways they could of improved the story if they took another direction.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling too.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life, but when I do get down time, I love attending music concerts with my younger sister, who shares my reading soul, we are two peas in a pod.
I am charming, attractive, and you probably want to sleep with me.
I take what I want, when I want, and I enjoy picking the most tragic of all my patients to experiment with.
I have no remorse, I am unrelenting in my pursuit of tragedy, and I am about to meet my match.
Her name is not important, I am only allowed to call her Mistress. She is a femme fatale, a patient, and now an obsession.
She will destroy me, I will do anything to get inside of her.
I can already feel her inside of me.
**Trigger warning. This novel contains situations of perversity and dubious consent. It is not a love story, but more of a journey through a few short days in the life of a madman. What you see is not always what you get, reality is altered through his eyes and sometimes there is no happily ever after.
Liam “Hunter” Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil’s Jack, he knows his duty. He’ll defend his club from their oldest enemies—the Reapers—using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers’ president has a daughter who’s alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her. Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club’s president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger—a man who isn’t afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn’t afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he’s The One. Or so she thinks.
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Devil’s Game is by far my favorite of the Reaper’s MC series. Em and Hunter were such great characters and were totally relate-able. Hopefully you’ve read Reaper’s Property and Reaper’s Legacy. If not download them now. Trust me, you’ll love them just as much. Though it’s possible to read this without them, you’ll learn so much more about all the other characters in the this story. Also, there are some scenes in Devil’s Game that overlap with scenes in Reaper’s Legacy when we learn of Sophie and Ruger’s story.
I loved Em and Hunter. Hunter is the typical fuck ’em and chuck ’em biker who’s only love is the love for his MC and Em is the daughter of an MC president and a rival to Hunter’s. Because of the situation between the two MCs, they’re thrust in a situation where there is no denying their attraction to each other. Though they fight it it’s still under their skin and unshakeable. It was interesting to the Em’s strength from her life of living with an MC. She’s a very strong young woman and demonstrates that strength time and time again throughout this book.
Both characters had GREAT chemistry and the writing was superb. Conversations between the characters were natural and Joanna did a magnificent job or portraying life in a motorcycle club.
Devil’s Game was filled with intense sexiness, amazing sexual tension and wonderful humor. I had quite a few laugh out loud moments as I read and enjoyed it immensely. Filled with colorful characters, a great story line and strong characters, it’s easy to get lost in this read. Once I started, it was difficult for me to put my iPhone/iPad down. Once I finished… I was already craving more. [by the way, you can pre-order the next book; Reaper’s Stand] I look forward to reading Picnic’s story.
Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde gets 5 Naughty stars.
Joanna is a freelance writer living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She started writing fiction in 2002, then took a long hiatus to explore other writing opportunities. She returned to fiction in January 2013 with ‘Reaper’s Property’, the first book in the Reapers Motorcycle Club series, and has recently released ‘Reapers Legacy’, the second of the series.
We start out meeting Draegyn St. John during the wedding reception for his military “brother” and business partner Cameron. During his moment of solitude we get a detailed explanation of his background regarding the family life he grew up in.
Victoria “Tori” Bennett is the latest addition to the Justice Agency family as Alex’s, nerdy tech savy and financial wizard, assistant. Keeping to herself and doing everything she can to stay below everyone’s radar, she stumbles upon Drae in the dark dessert night and is instantly attracted to his 007 secret agent sexiness. When Drae sees Tori he isn’t sure what to think of her. She’s nowhere near his type but for some mysterious reason, she immediately gets under his skin.
Written in the 3rd person narrative, the reader is treated to both POVs in this story. Drae’s in a constant battle with what to do about his unusual attraction to Victoria. Her spunk and witty comebacks keeps him on his toes and only feeds the flame. All the while, Tori is battling her non-stop attraction to the notorious playboy. His sex appeal and amazingly sculpted body has her sex drive into OVERDRIVE every time she sees him. As they both resist the pull to each other, their walls crumble that much faster leading to a very sexy and steamy union. From then on, each time they got together, their passion is ignited like fireworks at a Chinese New Year celebration. They literally ravish each other because their attraction runs so deep. A simple kiss is always the spark that lights the fire they can’t put out.
Of course, once they get comfortable and start to accept their attraction to each other, a monkey wrench is thrown in and it all goes to crap. They go from hot and steamy to cold and angry in seconds flat which only drives them crazier for each other.
The story is a good example of “opposites attract”. Both Drae and Tori were very relatable characters and it was easy for me to feel for the characters and their situation. We do get the standard HEA; which is what the audience is usually on the lookout for.
I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading Redeeming Justice to read about Alex’s story.
FIXING JUSTICE gets a 4 stars from this Naughty Mom.
Author: Tawny Taylor Genre: Contemporary/Erotica Romance Publication Date: May 27, 2014
I was his.
Any time he wanted.
Abby is ready to agree to anything to stop her brother from going to prison, but Kameron Maldondo, the owner of MalTech Corporation, is asking for the unexpected. Enthralled by his commanding brilliance, she agrees to be his assistant, at his beck and call for whatever he needs–whenever and however he wants. What that means is for him to decide and for her to submit to. Frightened yet fascinated by what he promises, Abby becomes a willing captive to hiscaress, undone by his peerless touch, a quivering submission to an aching need for complete carnal surrender. . .
Abigail is a sweet self sacrificing individual. She’s devoted her life to protecting her brother, trying to keep him out of trouble and bailing him out when he doesn’t listen. Because of his most recent bout with trouble at work, Abigail is faced with a proposition to be personal assistant to Kameron Maldonado, the CEO and owner of MalTech Corporation. To avoid having charges against her brother she accepts the job and hopes that she can remain detached from the desire she instantly feels for Kameron.
Kameron saw Abigail and knew he had to come up with a way to have her near. Her brother’s trouble gave him the perfect opportunity to feed his desires. Neither of them had an idea how this arrangement would affect them but they will never be the same.
I loved the chemistry between Kam and Abby. Their desire for each was instant and their connection undeniable. I could tell Kam tried hard to maintain this rough exterior facade but could see he was immediately open to Abby. Their intimate moments were very HOT and STEAMY from the start. The only BDSM aspect of this story is that Kam wants to maintain constant control as Dominant and wants Abby to be his sub. The suspenseful plot in this story was captivating. I couldn’t put my eReader down as I was so involved in the story. There were plot twists to keep you going it was difficult to guess the “who done it” factor; which was a PLUS for me. I can usually tell you who the guilty party is from the beginning.