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Review: Double Call From Desire by Eri Nelson

Posted August 24, 2015 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  Double Call From Desire by Eri Nelson
Double Call From Desire by Eri Nelson
Series: Dearhart Clan #2
Genres: Paranormal, SciFi, Urban Fantasy
Published by Self Published on November 30, 2011
Format: Ebook
Pages: 146
Source: Author

Reviewed by: Lynn
Also in this series: Heated Calls From Change, Call From Within
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

From the unorthodox author Eri Nelson comes the second look into the dark primal world of the DHC (Dearhart Clan Series). An adult tale that continues with the moon’s induced passions that surpass humanity’s logic in favor of not meeting a beckoning demise.

As Kristen and Owen come to grips with a chosen destiny gifted by the moon, a scout is ushered off in search of a rogue wolf. Thomas chosen by Owen to survey for a troublesome wolf discovers a howly formed desirable temptation that he had never wish to unearth.

Not long after Thomas leaves on his scouting mission, Owen himself is persuaded by his highest of confidants to go in search of Kristen’s past. Since she is their hopeful future, Owen is forced to depart only to find that soon after he is gone a misstep by Kristen finds her griped by a revenging hand’s fury.


My Thoughts:

From the unorthodox author Eri Nelson comes the second look into the dark primal world of the DHC (Dearhart Clan Series). An adult tale that continues with the moon’s induced passions that surpass humanity’s logic in favor of not meeting a beckoning demise.

As Kristen and Owen come to grips with a chosen destiny gifted by the moon, a scout is ushered off in search of a rogue wolf. Thomas chosen by Owen to survey for a troublesome wolf discovers a howly formed desirable temptation that he had never wish to unearth.

Not long after Thomas leaves on his scouting mission, Owen himself is persuaded by his highest of confidants to go in search of Kristen’s past. Since she is their hopeful future, Owen is forced to depart only to find that soon after he is gone a misstep by Kristen finds her griped by a revenging hand’s fury.

Review: Beneath You’re Beautiful by Tori Madison

Posted February 24, 2015 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Reviews, Romance / 4 Comments

Review: Beneath You’re Beautiful by Tori Madison
Beneath You're Beautiful by Tori Madison
Series: Beneath #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Women, Romance
Published by Self Published on February 24, 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 211
Source: Author

Reviewed by: Ginny
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Four words continue to haunt me . . .

You. Have. Breast. Cancer.

I associate them with the upheaval of my life to this point. The last few months have been a test of my strength . . . mentally, emotionally, and physically. Cancer is a monster. It preys on your mind and it consumes you, consistently reminding you of how your life used to be. Life before cancer. I was a successful business woman, running my own design firm, and was happily married to my college sweetheart. My life seemed perfect. Until it suddenly came crashing down all around me.

So, here I am, in the midst of treatment, incinerating the remnants of my shattered marriage and attempting to piece the rest of my life back together. With three amazing friends pushing me forward, the ‘post-chemo’ finish line is coming into view.

And then . . . there’s him. The man I never anticipated. The one who breathes hope and meaning back into my life. A man who kisses my scars and shows me that I’m beautiful. I never expected him. Hell, I never expected cancer. I’m finally ready to write my future, a future I never planned on, but one that is sure to exceed anything I ever imagined.


One of the Best Sentences Ever:
“Project Fake Nips was now commencing.”

FIRST OFF:
If you have not read book one, “Beneath It All” — STOP READING THIS AND GO READ THAT!!!

This review will contain spoilers for book one, and you desperately need to read book one first!!!

— Did you read book one? Yes? Good!  OK!!! On to the Review! —

My Thoughts:

If it were possible to give a book (or a series) more than five stars… this would be it. Similar to Spinal Tap’s amp that goes up to 11, this book would go up to a 12.

I am incredibly grateful that a friend asked me if I’d like to review this book by an author that I’ve never heard of… At first I was a bit wary as a lot of review books have been letting me down lately. I asked her if I could read book two as a standalone or if I should read book one first, and she emphatically said that I needed to read book one. So I did… in about 24 hours.

I TORE through that book, and then I devoured book two (metaphorically).

As reviewers, we’re supposed to give honest opinions and here’s mine:  I am in love with Tori Madison and all that she writes. I literally got 30% of the way through “Beneath It All” and wrote to most of the women in my family and demanded that they read it.

Book two begins with Victoria calling Dr Blake Forrester back — after he’s transferred her to another doctor and asked her out for coffee… after her marriage fell apart due to her husband Noah being a lying, cheating scumbag… I was actually writing out my thoughts as they came to the aforementioned friend and informed her,  “I want to attempt to kill Noah in a slow, mangled process that leaves him horribly disfigured, impotent and in pain for the rest of his life because as he begs for death I’ll deny it to him.”

She found this hilarious and passed it along to Ms. Madison. A good laugh was had by all…. but seriously… Have you seen or read “The Princess Bride”? In the end, when Westley claims they will fight “to the pain”? Look up that quote. That’s what Noah deserves.

These books aren’t just about triumph over a disease that is prevalent in 1-in-8 women… it’s not just about loss and pain.. it’s about sisterhood, best friends, rebirth, strength, the ability to know when you need to be left alone… and the ability to know you need to be held and not be strong for a little while… Just when Victoria thinks she’s about to be free… cancer finds its way back into her life.

This book made me cry — and that’s a very rare thing for me. I’m not a crier. This book made me literally laugh out loud. I have so many quotes highlighted it looks like a coloring book.  Her use of music in the book is perfect, and she has my undying love for including the song “Falling Slowly” — arguably one of the best and most underrated love songs ever.

This book is wise, and innocent; it’s painful and free; it’s dark and filled with light; and it’s sexy (Yeah… some pretty awesome sex)… It’s everything that an amazing, memorable book should be. Tori Madison has that skill, rarely seen these days, of using a simple turn of phrase with dialogue and making it just click with something inside of you. Victoria is speaking to her friend, Bobbie Jo, saying she knows she will feel beautiful again “… someday” and Bobbie Jo responds with, “You’re beautiful every day…” — Where one would say “you’re always beautiful”, Tori Madison switches it up just enough to have it stick with you. It is reminiscent of moments of dialogue by Nora Roberts’ — which is one of the highest compliments I can give.

I can only hope that Tori Madison writes more — I know I’ll read pretty much anything she puts out.  If my ranting and raving hasn’t driven you away yet — good. Know that you need to read these books, and share them with the special women in your lives. Be aware of your body and spend time with those you love. Don’t ever block out love. Let it come to you. And never settle for less than you deserve.

Read these books. Find her on FB or Goodreads and let her know how they’ve touched your life.

Other Fantastic Quotes:

“I’m bald, I don’t have boobs, and my skin is dry and pasty. Let’s be honest, I look like the goddamn female version of Gollum from The Lord of the Rings.”

“You know what? I’m done hearing Noah’s name. I don’t want to hear it anymore.” “You mean, fuck-nuts?” “What? Did you just call him ‘fuck-nuts’?” “I sure did. Isn’t it fitting?”

“Because let’s be honest, breakfast without bacon was a crime.”

About Tori Madison

Happily married and the mother of two, Tori Madison is active in the world of philanthropy and finds joy in making a difference in lives of others. She is an avid reader, lover of life and a breast cancer survivor. Currently residing with her family in Minnesota, she can often be found at Caribou Coffee or at the dance studio with her kids. With a well-known weakness for dark chocolate with sea salt and cheesecake, she also has a fondness for chips and fresh salsa.

Writing a book was never on her radar. After a challenge from a friend to write 1,500 words the story came to life and a new opportunity to make a difference was born.

Her debut novel, Beneath It All, released on September 24, 2014. Beneath, You're Beautiful is her second novel and the sequel to Beneath It All. It is a two book series.

“If this story can touch the life of just one woman, then I succeeded.”

Review: The Word Master by Jason Luke

Posted February 3, 2015 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance / 4 Comments
Review: The Word Master by Jason Luke

The Word Master by Jason Luke Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica, Romance Published by Self Published on February 3, 2015 Format: eARC Pages: 256 Source: Author Purchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Imagine it – a sexy BDSM Master talking to thousands of radio listeners every night… giving women an erotic and sensual insight into the world of domination and submission. Jericho James is the man – the man with the power and the voice to make women around the country swoon and submit. But his personal life is haunted by a dark tragedy from his past, and a mysterious listener to his program who wants more from Jericho than he can possibly give. Because there’s one thing he just won’t do… One line he simply will not cross. Erotic BDSM written by a man from a man’s POV. Jason Luke is an Amazon […]

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Review: The Life of Anna Part 3: Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt

Posted January 7, 2015 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 6 Comments
Review: The Life of Anna Part 3: Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt

Embraced by Marissa Honeycutt Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Horror, Menage, Paranormal Romance Published by Self Published on December 28, 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 394 Source: Author Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Devin has achieved his goal of becoming Chairman and all seems peaceful…until Devin performs an act of cruelty that pushes Anna to fight back for the first time in her life. Meanwhile, Alex is working hard to give her something that Devin can never take away. As her Masters work around her, Anna must navigate a life she never wanted. There is a subculture within our own world that you’ve only heard whispers of. The conspiracy theorists wish they knew Anna’s story. What the conspiracy theorists think they know is only disinformation, put out there to keep them from the real story. ***NOTE*** This is not a stand-alone novel. This is the […]

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Review: Extreme Close-Up by Julie Jaret

Posted January 2, 2015 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 6 Comments
Review: Extreme Close-Up by Julie Jaret

Extreme Close-up by Julie Jaret Series: Perspectives #1 Genres: Erotica, Fiction, Romance Published by Createspace Independent Pub on March 10th 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 134 Source: Author Reviewed by: GinnyPurchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Extreme Close-Up contains sexually-explicit scenes, adult language, and is recommended for readers over 18. Approx. 40,000 words; standalone novel He’s hot, young, and way off-limits… But he might be just what she needs to get over the past and on with her life. Lisa Taylor’s life stalled after her divorce three years ago, and she never got it started up again. Now her shit-paying catalogue photography job is boring her to death, she can’t bear to look in the mirror, and she hasn’t had a man since her asshole ex left. When a gorgeous younger man reappears in her life, he promises to be the solution to all […]

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Review: A Christmas Code by Jacki Delecki

Posted December 18, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 7 Comments
Review:  A Christmas Code by Jacki Delecki

A Christmas Code by Jacki Delecki Genres: Historical Romance, Holiday, Novella, Suspense Published by Smashwords on November 10th 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 166 Source: Author, Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Lady Gwyneth Beaumont has long awaited the opportunity to show Viscount James Ashworth that she is no longer the impetuous child who dogged his footsteps. Now a much sought-after debutante, she is determined to prove to the hard-headed rake that she is a grown woman and a worthy participant in both the spy game and the game of love. Ash, recently returned from three years undercover in France in His Majesty’s service, wants nothing more than to complete his final mission and retire to his bucolic country estate. However, what seemed a simple assignment to protect the Prince Regent at a Christmas party turns into a maze of […]

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Review: Skating on Thin Ice by Jami Davenport

Posted October 7, 2014 by Sherri in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 8 Comments
Review: Skating on Thin Ice by Jami Davenport

Skating on Thin Ice by Jami Davenport Series: Game On in Seattle #1 Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Published by Cedrona Enterprises on September 29th 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 249 Source: Author, Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description A billionaire’s mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart. Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined to bring professional hockey to Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After signing an agreement to purchase another city's team, Ethan plans to make the move to Seattle, but a gag order by the League forces him to keep the sale a secret until the season ends, leaving him no choice but to go undercover as a consultant to study his team during the playoffs. Lauren Schneider, Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants […]

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Review: Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

Posted September 22, 2014 by Ginny in Erotic Romance, Reviews / 5 Comments
Review: Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt

The Life of Anna, Part 1: Enslaved by Marissa Honeycutt Series: Life of Anna Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance Published by Self Published on September 6, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 202 Source: Author Also in this series: Embraced Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Anna's entire life was scripted out before she was born by Devin Andersen, a man who doesn't have her best interests in mind. She is to be a tool in his hands to gain ultimate power in the USA. No, not as the President, but as the man who controls the President. Raised by an extremely abusive guardian, Anna was molded into the perfect sex slave for Devin's use. Devin will use Anna's unique gifts to control everyone around him and eventually take her gifts for himself. When Devin took her for himself at […]

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Review: Melt For Him by Lauren Blakely

Posted September 8, 2014 by Ginny in Reviews / 8 Comments
Review: Melt For Him by Lauren Blakely

Melt For Him by Lauren Blakely Series: Fighting Fire #2 Genres: Contemporary Romance Published by Entangled Brazen on September 8th, 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 193 Source: Author, Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: He knows exactly how to make her burn… Fire captain and bar owner Becker Thomas usually spends his nights alone, trying to escape painful memories from his past. When he meets a sexy, free-spirited brunette outside his bar, he knows he’s found the perfect way to forget for one night. But when he later discovers the woman he’s itching for another night with is his best friend’s sister, everything comes to a halt. Just out of a toxic relationship, Megan Jansen is only in Hidden Oaks to visit her brother, photograph the firemen’s calendar, and then slip off to another adventure. The brooding man who gave […]

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Review: Torrent by Gemma James

Posted September 5, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 9 Comments
Review: Torrent by Gemma James

Torrent by Gemma James Series: Condemned #1 Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Romance Published by Createspace on July 22nd 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 210 Source: Author, Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: I’ve been obsessed with Rafe Mason since I was thirteen. The twisted part of this story is that I still want him, even now. Now that he’s holding me captive on an island. Rafe has his reasons for doing what he’s doing, and if I’m honest, I can’t blame him. I’m the girl who sent him to prison for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. But now he’s free and the tables have turned…now he’s the one driven by obsession. TORRENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content that includes sexual situations and violence. Intended for adult readers 18+ only. Part one of the […]

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