Monday, June 29, 2015

Broken - Book Review



Blurb:

Nick O'Hara is a veritable womanizer. The only qualifications that he looks for in a romantic connection is that the person is hot and breathing. Mainly hot. He has no desire for an emotional connection with another person, and that's the way he lives his life. He has his fabulous wealth and his reputation as a premiere architect, and that's enough for him.

Until Scotty James.

Scotty is a graduate student at Columbia University in New York City. She's broken from traumatic experiences from her years in foster care and homelessness. She has a vulnerability that is intoxicating to Nick, because, deep down, he knows that he is as broken as she.

When Nick pursues Scotty, it seems that she is the only woman who doesn't want to be with him. At first she's a challenge, but Nick soon finds himself falling in love for the first time in his life. With a woman who wants nothing to do with him.

Can Scotty overcome her trust issues and fear to let Nick in? Or will she prove to be too broken to trust?
 

3 Stars:



I couldn't put this book down, every time I did, I was obsessed with picking it up again. In the same breathe, the plot for this book was too long. I realize it's a series, but it could have been faster and more to the point. 

My Nick!!  David Gandy!  Hello!!  



Nick tries to be a man-whore. Just because he sleeps @ doesn't make him a man-whore. What makes him a man-whore is his lack of feelings for the women. But he is a wishy-washy man-whore. One minute, yeah what the hell, then he remembers Scotty and bales! Either you are or you aren't. Make up your mind Nick. 


My Scotty



Scotty, she's been thru a lot of crap in her short life. But she is growing and learning. She has guts, but will that be enough to carry her?

Am I reading book #2? Damn skippy I am! I need to know, but I hope it moves faster and smoother.

Burning Desire

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Burning Desire
SERIES – Federal Agent Chronicles #1
AUTHOR – Ravyn Rayne
GENRE – Romantic Erotica, Crime Drama, Thriller
  PUBLICATION DATE – May 6, 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 25k words
PUBLISHER – Blushing Books
COVER ARTIST – Blushing Books

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Saving people is FBI Agent Kaitlyn Rivers drug of choice. That’s not the only thing she loves about her job. The sexual tension is mounting between Kaitlyn and her alpha boss, Agent Joel Connor.
Assigned into an undercover operation to stop a serial child abductor with the pathetic Cole Sommers, Kaitlyn is silently thrilled when Cole is forced off the case and Joel steps in.
Intense romance, steamy sex scenes, and a nail-gripping case that will attract fans of crime dramas and thrillers. This action-packed erotica is sure to leave you pleased three times over!

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EXCERPT

I feel a hand in my hair, brushing a soft strand away and I roll into his touch, wanting more. "Joel?" I whisper with shut eyes and a smile. When did he get home? I feel coarse rough hands slide down my neck and my stomach tenses. Something feels off. Joel's hands are smooth. My eyes flash open, seeing an unfamiliar short chubby male figure looming over me. His breath smells like rancid milk. The room is dark from the sun setting and the lights off, but I can still make out enough features for a lineup. 
His hands forcefully pin mine above my head, giving me no time to try and retrieve my gun across the room. I need to fight back. My eyes widen as my adrenaline kicks in. 
"Where's the baby?"

AUTHOR BIO

Ravyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation, wherever it might be.
Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally. Prefer less steamy novels? Try her out here.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Sharp Objects - Book Review



Book club picked this book, based on popular vote.  I didn't vote for this book, I wanted a different book, but majority rule and this was the book for the month of July.  After reading this book, I'm kind of glad they voted for it.  Its a small book, 254 pages, of twists and turns that make you think.   

Blurb:

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming.


3.5 Stars

Camille left the small town of Wind Gap as soon as she could.  She left her mom, step-dad, and half sister back in the town and never looked back.  It was to much to remember and to much to deal with.  Living in Chicago, as a reporter, she keeps a low profile.  Better that way. Then there is a murder in her home town, her editor sends her home to get the scoop.  While there she gets the scoop and then some.   She gets to know her half-sister, Amma better or worse.  There are people from her past, high school friends, and new people she gets to meet, but in the end they are all still from a small town called, Wind Gap.  

When the local police can't figure out the MO for the murder a KC detective is brought in to help out.  Him and Camille play cat and  mouse.  She is learning the game, he is a master.  But who would want to hurt these little girls?  So sweet and innocent.  Just babies, who need their mother's love. 

All is not right with Wind Gap, everyone has their secrets, even Camille who thought she could out run hers.  A dam breaks eventually and everything floods back to the surface, dead or alive.

I read this book for book club, I normally wouldn't have picked it up.  But I'm glad the book club picked this, its outside of my comfort zone.  With that being said, it was a little Anticlimatic, I wanted an epic explosion and things to get blown out of the water, but instead I got a trickle.  The ending was weaker than I expected.   

Friday, June 19, 2015

Scornful Sadie





Scornful Sadie 
(Dark Sorceress Trilogy #1) 
by Felicia Tatum


A war is brewing...


Heartbroken and lost, Sadie left her family when she was only sixteen to fight evil. 

Years of searching out and destroying the vermin of the supernatural world have left her 

ruthless and jaded, and powerful.



Sadie’s success has made her a target, and a series of cryptic warnings leaves her questioning

 what is being asked of her. But nothing in her past has prepared her for the obstacles

 she now faces in trying to rid the world of a resurrected evil that no one saw coming.



She finally comes home for the chance to re-discover her first love, Aiden. 

Does she have the power to restore Aiden’s memories and 

hold on to her love for him, while battling for humanity—and her life?



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River Walk

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Title ~ River Walk: Ten Kinky Collaborations
Author ~ Al Daltrey & Friends
Gina Whitney ~ Lena Black ~ Julie Jaret
Melissa Asleson ~ Rosemary Willhide ~ Noelle Bodhaine
Jen Lassalle Edwards ~ Ali Reynolds ~ Tiffany Huegele ~ Jaycee Daltrey
Genre ~ Erotica BDSM
 
The concept behind this book involves 10 female writers bringing to life stories that stem from one male Dom. True collaborations. (Similar to a ‘Duets’ albums). Intentionally, a range of female authors were approached. Some are established and successful; while others were previously unpublished. Some had direct experience in the BDSM lifestyle, while others did not. All of this was intentional, to ensure a fresh, unique, range of stories. Each writer brought her flare, her style, and her talent to the project. The subtle connection linking the stories relates to the famous River Walk in San Antonio Texas. 
  Ten Kinky Collaborations
The Power of a Woman by Gina Whitney & Al Daltrey
Our demons were made for each other. Our facades mean nothing when it's just me and you. Sin from thy lips. Trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin again and again. A modern day Romeo and Juliet meets Sopranos.
SPANKED! by Lena Black & Al Daltrey
Recent college graduate Mila Petrov needed money to repay endless school loans. How far would she be willing to go when she meets a handsome doctor with a dark side and a mysterious machine?
 Hostage Situation by Julie Jaret & Al Daltrey
Locked in the vault during a robbery gone wrong, a bank teller, Kate Watson, explores her boundaries with the sexy new security guard.
Un-Cashed Cheque by Melissa Asleson & Al Daltrey
The road of self-discovery can be long, but for Macy Seduva, an unplanned detour could actually be the most effective route.
The Discover Ring by Rosemary Willhide & Al Daltrey
All wedding planner, Sylvie Hancock, wants is to marry her longtime boyfriend. In her quest for an engagement ring, she discovers an unexpected desire simmering deep within.
One Last Cigarette by Noelle Bodhaine & Al Daltrey
We all have three lives: public, private and secret. Jackie’s secret is her vice, in private she longs for more, in public she is happy. When someone’s virtue pulls her in, will her vice push him away?
Through the Ages by Jen Lassalle Edwards & Al Daltrey
An older submissive, Libby Simms, befriends her nurse, while ill in the hospital. She shares the story of her life, including her deepest secrets.
First Journey Second Thoughts by Ali Reynolds and Al Daltrey
A young woman, Lia Deyns, explores her very first kinky relationship with a Master. It’s a journey she’s not soon to forget, but will she have second thoughts?
Three Wishes by Tiffany Huegele & Al Daltrey
A husband grants his wife, Amelia Hopkins, three wishes. She in turn, grants him one. Will she play it safe or step out of her comfort zone?
Love's Notion by Jaycee & Al Daltrey
Vivian returns to her hometown and stumbles across a picture of her teenage crush. Unable to squash her curiosity, she decides to stalk him. She knows it's wrong, yet can't help but play with fire.
 
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Just Desserts Blog Tour/Book Review



Feast on this collection of 22 Contemporary and Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy Erotic stories from bestselling, award-winning and multi-published authors, in this limited-time anthology. All stories are exclusive new content and can be read without reading the series, but will be icing on the cake for readers loyal to each saga.


UST DESSERTS – A Collection of Bite-Sized Delights
22 Bestselling, award-winning and multi-published authors bring you the naughtiest delights.

Michele Bardsley ~ Honey Bear ~ The Pearson’s Security Series
Renee George ~ Alpha-Bites ~ The Cull: Claimed by the Alpha
Jodi Redford ~ Perfect Passion ~ Perfect Chemistry
Zara Cox ~ Indigo Velvet ~ Indigo Lounge Series
Renea Mason ~ Tasting Paris ~The Good Doctor Trilogy
Piper Denna ~ Confidential Craving ~ Fantasies Inc. Series
Erzabet Bishop ~ Black Magic Café
Iyana Jenna ~ Strictly Professional
Anne Lange ~ Blind Taste Test
S.J. Maylee ~ Common Grounds
Terri George ~ Feast on Me
Lee Rene ~ The Sweetness in the Pudding
Mindy Larson ~ Sweet Tooth
Felicity Kates ~ Super-Sex Me ~ The Little Miss Kick-Ass Series
Emma Nichols ~ Sinfully Sweet ~ The Sweet Series
Libby Sinclair ~ Cake Topper ~ The Incarnation Chronicles
Rissa Blakeley ~ A Little Taste of Naughty ~ The Shattered Lives Series
Mariah Kingsley ~ Sugar and Spice
Rosemary Rey ~ Always the Last One
Persephone Jones ~ Cherry Tart
Christine Severin ~ Cherry Lips
J.S Snow ~ Claiming


Book Review

5 Stars - 
It's always hard to review a set of books like this one.  I can't review each book, because I don't want to give it all away.  I will tell you that I loved these stories!  Loved them!  I read them in a day, because I couldn't put them down!!  you get 22 unique stories.  Some of the author's I've never heard of, but will be seeking out their other works.  If you need a little excitement, a little something something, pick up this series and indulge yourself.   I had my favorite stories and you will too!! 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Beloved Enemy - Cover Reveal

REVISED COVER


TITLE – Beloved Enemy SERIES – The Destiny Trilogy AUTHOR – Hywela Lyn GENRE – Science Fiction Romance PUBLISHER – The Wild Rose Press COVER ARTIST – Rae Monet

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.
Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.
Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to destroy him?

EXCERPT (Unedited)

Before she could fire, Kerry let off another barrage of plasma bolts into the river, then leapt toward her and ripped the severed tentacle from her leg. It flapped around on the wet grass. She scrambled to her knees, still slightly winded and fired at the hideous thing. The foliage around it flared for a moment with an eerie green flame and the tentacle shrivelled into a slimy black mass, emitting a pungent odour and causing her to gag for a moment. 
“It seems I was mistaken about the creature being dead.” Kerry prodded the smouldering mass with his boot and looked across over the water. “It is now.” He leaned down and grasped her wrist to haul her to her feet. “Are you hurt?”
“No, I don’t think so.” Her shoulder was sore and probably bruised but she’d live. She tried to control her shivering. The incident affected her more than she wanted to admit. Kerry’s proximity, naked to the waist, his lithe body shining from the water droplets that still clung to his skin, his legs swathed in tight black leather, did nothing to help. The last thing she wanted was for him to realise how scared she’d been when she thought a snake attacked her. “Thanks. That was close. It would have been a bit ironic if I’d been killed by the same creature I saved you from.” 
She realized he still grasped her wrist. She tried to move away, but he pulled her back, obliging her to turn to him. 
“You are trembling.” 
“I’m fine.” 
“No,” he said. “You’re not.” He pulled her closer and his eyes softened, his gaze holding her mesmerized. She opened her mouth to try to speak, but in the same instant he put his hand under her chin and his lips closed over hers.

AUTHOR BIO

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Hywela Lyn has lived most of her life in Wales, and the beautiful countryside and legends inspired her to write. Although she now lives in a small village in England, she is very proud of her Welsh heritage and background. She enjoys weaving romantic tales of the future, and distant, mysterious worlds. Her pen name is a combination of her first two names. 'Hywela’ is Welsh and her first name but it was never used and she has always been called by her second Christian name, Lyn. One thing remains constant in her writing: The power of love. Love, not only between her hero and heroine, but between friends and siblings, and for their particular world and the creatures that share it.
She is crazy about all animals, especially horses. She lives with her long suffering husband, Dave, and has two horses, two ferrel cats and an adopted lovable but manic terrier called Choccy.
Hywela Lyn’s debut novel, 'Starquest', a futuristic romance was published by The Wild Rose Press who also published her second book in the Destiny series, 'Children of the Mist'. ‘Beloved Enemy’ which continues the Destiny series is coming soon from the same publisher.

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Palace Secrets

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Palace Secrets
SERIES – Palace Secrets #1
AUTHOR – Ravyn Rayne
 GENRE – Romantic Erotica, Historical
PUBLICATION DATE – June 6, 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) - 25k words
PUBLISHER – Blushing Books
COVER ARTIST – Blushing Books

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Love comes in many forms and always at a price.
At twenty-three, Princess Isabella must settle down for the sake of her kingdom. Caught up in a secret affair with her lady-in-waiting, Hannah, the princess knows it can only last for so long.
When Prince Alexander arrives to court her, he confides that his father is on his death bed, and he will be crowned king soon. Isabella hastily agrees to the proposal, desiring to be queen, knowing little about her soon to be husband.
Murder, secrets, and lies combine with menage, spanking, and erotic encounters in this steamy medieval romance.

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EXCERPT

"Ella?" He knocks on the door across the hall, my chambers. 
Both of us grow silent, not wanting Alexander to find us. I squeeze Hannah's hand tight, afraid to let go. I know I'm a princess and possibly now a queen, but that doesn't change the love I feel for Hannah and the trust I implore her with. 
His knock grows louder, more insistent. "Ella, are you in there?" He tries again. Getting no response, I hear the door across the hall squeak open. Obviously I hadn't locked it because I wasn't in the room. His boots stomp through the corridor and away from our chambers. 
I keep my voice low, not wanting to alert anyone stepping into the hall that Hannah's room is occupied. "Now what?" I ask her. I'm terrified of the man I married. He's a man with too much power. I was warned of such princes's existing in their quest for the crown. Had I been wrong judging Alexander when we first met? He'd intentionally swept me off my feet and charmed my parents letting him take me away in a whirlwind. I should have delayed the wedding, gotten to know him better. Did he have any siblings? Were they too murdered so he could ascend the throne? My stomach aches and I feel as though I may never be able to eat again. How will I face Alexander with what I know? I've never been very good at pretending. How will I lie beside him at night and act like I'm falling in love with him? Last night it came easy, but now that I know what he's capable of, I fear for my life.

AUTHOR BIO

Ravyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation, wherever it might be.
Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally. Prefer less steamy novels? Try her out here.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

BEAT - book review



RELEASE DAY BLITZ EVENT
BEAT
(A standalone novel)
Release date:  June 15th
A Contemporary Romance novel
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland


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Meet Flynn and Lucky in this rock star romance!
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Blurb
Dimpled smile of a boy
Hard body of a man
Sings like an angel
Fucks like the devil
I was stuck between a rock(star) and a hard place.
At fifteen, his poster hung on my bedroom wall.  At twenty-five his body hovered over mine.  Every girl’s fantasy became my reality.  I was dating a rockstar.  Yet I was slowly falling for another man.  The problem was—the two men—they shared a tour bus.    
Flynn Beckham was the opening act.
Dylan Ryder was the headliner.
What happens when the opening act begins to shine so bright, it seems to dim everything else in its wake?
I’ll tell you what happens.  Things get ugly.  


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5 Stars

Can I just say how stoked I was when I received this book to read!  I shutter to think how delicious this book is!  Ok, enough about me, let's get onto the book!!

This is the second book in the series, how ever you don't really need to read book 1 to understand book #2.  Yes there is mention of the girl from book #1 but that is about it.


Lucky is trying to move on with her life.  She has a plan and is slowly making progress.  Then she meets Flynn an up & coming rock star.  There is a spark every time she is around him.  However, Lucky has a steady guy, rock legend Dylan Ryder and she's going on tour with him & his band.  Little does she know Flynn will be joining the band for the end of the tour and she is going to be his voice coach.  Things heat up between Flynn and Lucky, but neither wants to step over the line.  Can they keep their hands off each other?  Can the both survive this flame that is licking at their hearts?



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I love the chemistry between Flynn and Lucky!  Love it.  I was drawn to Flynn from the beginning, he never loses sight of what he wants and that is Lucky.   The hurt Flynn feels is tangible, I wanted to cry and say, who cares about Lucky, come to me!!  To say I devoured this book is an understatement, I licked my plate clean and asked for seconds of Flynn.  I like Flynn in Throb, but I fell in love with Flynn in Beat!!

My Lucky






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Excerpt
Ten minutes later I’m still alone behind the bar and Avery is nowhere to be found.  I’m sure she’s in the back alley smoking, even though she swears every day that she’s quit.  I check the IDs of three very young-looking pretty girls—they’re over twenty-one, but barely.  I can’t miss their conversation.
“Seriously, he has to be gay.”
“Why, because he hasn’t noticed you yet?”
“No, because he’s too perfect to be straight.”
“Could we buy someone a drink?” one of the young blondes asks me.
“Of course.  What do you want me to send over?”
They giggle for a few minutes, then decide on a Screaming Orgasm for their intended target.  I mix the vodka, Bailey’s and Kahlua and pour it over a tumbler of ice.
“Okay.  Who’s the lucky recipient?”
All three of them point to the other end of the bar and say in unison, “Him.”
Lord.  That is one beautiful man.
The three blondes were clearly not the only ones to notice.  The brunette next to him with her full boobage on display is giving him her rapt attention when I walk over.  Yet I feel his eyes on me as I walk down the long bar.  I’m used to being hit on.  Men seem to find an attractive woman whose sole purpose is to deliver them alcohol an alluring combination.  They tend to become even bolder after tossing back a few drinks.
Halfway down the bar, I stop to refill a beer for a patron.  I don’t need to look up as I pour to know Beautiful Man is still watching me.  The hair on the back of my neck is all the confirmation I need.  He never takes his gaze off me, even when I turn, catch his eyes, and silently call him on his staring.
“I’m here to deliver you a Screaming Orgasm.”  Damn, he’s even hotter up close.  Sandy-brown, shoulder-length hair tousled just the right amount to make him look like he’s just gotten laid.  Long, lean torso, tattoos on his forearms peeking out from his long-sleeve fitted shirt.  Nice.  Then he smiles.  Dimples.  Yep.  He definitely just got laid.
“Thank you.  But I have a ladies-first policy.”  He winks.
I stare at him for a moment, then drop my eyes down to the drink, leading him to follow.
“Oh.  You meant the drink.” He smirks—it’s sexy as hell, and he knows it.
I roll my eyes, but there’s a reluctant smile hidden just beneath the surface.  “It’s from the three barely legal ladies down at the end.”  I nod in their direction and all three smile broadly and wave.
“Well, that’s disappointing.”
I arch an eyebrow.  “Those three women buying you a drink with a name that tells you what their plans are for you later is a disappointment?”
“I thought you were buying me the drink.”
Cheesy, I know, but there’s a flutter in my stomach nonetheless. “Sorry.  But you get the Doublemint triplets as a consolation prize.”  I shrug, trying to come off nonchalant, and turn to walk away.  This close to him, the guy is making me fidget.  It’s a big bar, but the way he looks at me makes me feel like we’re in a confined space.
“Wait,” he calls after me, and I turn back.  “What’s your name?”
I smile and point at the sign over the bar.  Lucky’s.  


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Additional Books by Vi Keeland
Throb
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Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)


Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)


Belong to You (A Cole Novel, Book One)


Made For You (A Cole Novel, Book Two)


First Thing I See (Stand Alone)


Left Behind (Stand Alone)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1wvew5K


About the Author:
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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!




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