✤✤REVIEW: Epiphany Part One by Gemma James✤✤

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His mahogany gaze haunts my waking hours, his touch ignites my dreams. I know him in intimate detail, but I’ve never laid eyes on him.

Until now.

I’ve always seen things I can’t explain, but the reality of him blindsides me, his mere presence a captivating force I can’t fight. What’s worse…I don’t want to. He burrows under my skin and unearths my biggest secret, even as he hides his own demons.

Then he warns me away. Stubborn man.

I’m already in too deep, and if staying means I’m the next victim of the Hangman’s noose, then so be it. Not even the threat of a serial killer can keep me away.

Part one of a three-part serial. Intended for mature audiences due to sexy adult situations, explicit language, and disturbing subject matter. Approximately 30,000 words.



Epiphany part one by Gemma James
Aiden & Mackenzie

I suppose I should talk about Epiphany, but to start out I’d like to talk about Gemma James. The queen of cliffhangers! She delivers such suspenseful stories with close calls, spine chilling situations, and white knuckle reading. I love her and I hate her all in the same breath!

Now for the book, Epiphany Part One. So I’d have to say this is a great intro to an awesome serial set. It has a little bit of everything. Suspense, tension, hilarity, great friendship, and even a little romance. I have to admit that after reading this one I literally wanted to throw my Kindle across the room… so have part two ready to go or you’ll freak way the fuck out like I did. There’s a serial killer on the loose. The police don’t really have any leads and there’s no rhyme or reason to his methods of killing at this point which is driving me in-fucking-sane!

Mackenzie is all kinds of awesomeness. She’s young, she’s gorgeous, and she dreams of real life events… like REALLY dreams (or has nightmares) about some scary shit. Seems to me that in itself would scare the shit out of me but not Mac, she embraces her gift. I firmly believe she uses her talent to help others even when she really doesn’t want to. She’s had a rough past but with time and good friends she’s moving on. When she finally meets Aidan in the flesh and not in her dreams, things start to change for her. I’m not so sure the changes are welcomed or dreadful at this point but I’ll keep reading and find out.

Aiden on the other hand is all kinds of fucked up. He’s very mysterious and at the same time a little intimidating. I know he’s hiding something, but what? The way Gemma describes Aiden to me feels like if you could look into his eyes you see so much pain and hurt swirling around. He’s a man on a mission and nothing and no one is going to stop him from completing that task. Not Mac and definitely not the police.

Great supporting character cast… Six, oh Six… I love that chick! Everyone needs a girlfriend like her. She’s someone who can take you from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds flat and have you giggling the whole time. Even that Christie was a great supporting character despite the fact that she was an uber bitch and I wanted to put Nair in her shampoo bottle. She just makes the story that much more interesting. Now for the rest of the gang… Brad, the Sheriff, and the rest of the crew that throw ’em back at The Pour House.. I can’t wait to see what happens… squeeeee!

This opening novella is just right. The pacing is fast and pleasing. The dialogue flows with ease and the characters are very relatable. There is no climax just yet, you have to keep reading to get to that, but this build up is excellent and killing me by the way… Thanks Gemma!

ARC provided by Gemma for an honest review… I’m sure she just wanted to torture me… Thanks hooker!!!

5 Stars

See more review from Rough Draft Book Blog HERE



Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.


☆☆NEW RELEASE: Storm Boxed Set by Tara Crescent☆☆


Storm Boxed Set (Episodes1-5) by Tara Crescent

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March 23, 2015


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Timothy Banks is Hollywood’s hottest star. He is funny, charming and utterly sexy.
I probably shouldn’t have named my vibrator after him.
I probably shouldn’t have abandoned him in the middle of a winter
I probably shouldn’t have started playing BDSM games with him.
Yet I did all these things. I’m the girl who runs a pizza shop in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
Population 2700.
And I’m about to find out that Tim Banks and I live in very different



Hello, I’m Tara Crescent. I’ve always fantasized about
being a mysterious spy, leading a secret double-life, and now, I find that that’s come

Sort of.

By day, I’m a mild-mannered corporate drone in
Toronto, but by night, I’m limited only by my imagination; I sit, and I type, and I am a
daring writer of BDSM, erotica and romance.

In my spare time, I write of course. I also read, garden,
travel, cook, and almost never clean. I just started watching Walking Dead on Netflix
(zombie erotica, anyone?), and I’m impatiently awaiting the next episode of Doctor
Who. (I would kill for a TARDIS.)

I’ve scribbled bits and pieces all my life, chiefly
inspired by what I’m reading, which tends to be mainly science-fiction and fantasy,
with a healthy sprinkling of romance and erotica thrown in.

I’m a huge believer in happily-ever-after, but
tempered by real life, where happily-ever-after is possible, but takes work. My
favorite kind of romance stories are ones that are somewhat believable; I like strong
men and women who know what they want out of life, and are driven to get it.

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✰✰NEW RELEASE: Becoming Somebody by Heather D’Agostino✰✰


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What happens when everything you thought you knew suddenly changes with a few simple words?

When Samantha Connelly fell hard for the one person that could rip her world apart she wasn’t prepared for the bomb he would later drop on her. With a few words, Brian completely turned her world upside down and sent her into an emotional spiral.

Forced to leave town once again, she begged him to come with her…pleaded with him to choose her…to love her, but Brian had his own agenda that he couldn’t deviate from.

What happens when two people who are meant for each other are forced apart with no reunion in sight? How do you recover from the reality that you may never see one another again? How do you go back to being a nobody when all you want in life is to be somebody to someone?





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Amazon bestselling author of the Second Chances series and the Shattered Trilogy, Heather D’Agostino writes contemporary and new adult romance set in Boston, New York, and North Carolina. Heather has always enjoyed creative writing, but never pursued it as a career option. Born and raised in Harrisburg, NC she received a BA in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After teaching for six years, she decided to leave the profession to be a stay-at-home mom. After finding the world of Fan Fiction, Heather decided to “get her feet wet” in the literary world. With much encouragement and inspiration from the Fan Fiction world, she made the decision to publish her work. Heather prides herself in the fact that her books have real life situations with believable characters. These characters could be your best friend or your next door neighbor. Her first book, Unbreak Me, has been welcomed with open arms into the self-published community giving her the encouragement needed to continue to pursue this dream. Heather currently lives in Syracuse, NY with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and playing chauffeur for all her children’s activities. You can follow Heather at www.facebook.com/H.DAgostino.Author or http://hdagostinobooks.weeby.com