New Release & Review: Aries, The Zodiac Queen: Part One by Gemma James

 

ARIES (THE ZODIAC QUEEN #1) by Gemma James
Release Date: October 1st

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW!!
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MY REVIEW

Aries by Gemma James
Novalee & Liam
WOW, WHAT AN OPENER
5 Stars

I can’t believe it!!! I can’t believe that Gemma James captured my wicked heart once again. This story is quick but mighty! It will leave you with so many emotions that you (well me) won’t know what to do with all of it!

Novalee is a queen… the Zodiac Queen and she’s being forced to marry, but she must only pick from the twelve suitors that are slated for her hand in marriage. She must spend 30 days (one month) with each one before they actually auction her off to one of them. Wow… just wow!! Who comes up with this shit? Gemma James, that’s who. Novalee is only 18 years old, but man oh man she’s something else. She has her innocence, but yet she’s snarky as all get out. She makes you laugh and weep for her. I can’t wait to see how she behaves with the other 11 brothers of the Zodiac.

Liam is her first suitor and wowza, this guy can spank me all day long. He’s firm yet kind and he knows what needs to be done to prepare Novalee for the next eleven months. Make no mistake, he wants her for his own, but he only gets a month with her so time is of the essence when it comes to training and showing his affection for her.

I am hooked and can’t wait to read the rest of these month long “get to know ya” encounters. Next up is Heath and holy hell, this guy is scary. I’m a little worried for Novalee on this one and I think Liam is too. Bring on the brut!!!

 

 

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Blurb:
Twelve men. A virgin queen. One arranged marriage.

The first time I met the boys of the Zodiac Brotherhood, I was forced to my knees for the introduction. Still grieving the death of my parents, I was a child queen, a pawn in my uncle’s agenda for wealth and gain. As my guardian, he had the authority to arrange a marriage upon my eighteenth birthday.

That meeting took place six years ago.
Now those boys are powerful men.
Twelve virile men that want to own me.

And I must spend a month with each one.
Bending and yielding to their desires and commands.
Shedding pieces of my innocence so long as my virtue remains intact.

Because they want a virgin queen after the last month concludes, and my uncle plans to auction me off to the highest bidder.

Out of the twelve men, only one has my heart.
And only one can claim my hand in marriage.
If only it were up to me to decide.

 

 

About the Author:
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.

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#Review – The Red Ledger by Meredith Wild @wildmeredith

HE’S DEATH FOR HIRE…

Some people measure life in hours. Days. Weeks. I measure mine in kills. A covert military mission gone wrong robbed me of my memory and any link to my past. This is my existence now. I execute and survive. Nothing more, nothing less. I was ready to write Isabel Foster’s name in my ledger of unfortunate souls until she uttered the one word that could stop the bullet meant for her. My name.

She knows my face. She knows me. She’s the key to the memories I’m not sure I want back. Now nothing is simple. I still have a job to do, and my soul isn’t worth saving. I’m not the man she thinks I am. I can’t love her. And sparing her life puts us both in the crosshairs.

MY REVIEW

The Red Ledger: Part 1 by Meredith Wild
Tristan & Isabel
CAPTIVATING & SEXY
5 Stars

Aside from Misadventures of a City Girl, this is really my first Meredith Wild book. I own a few of her books, but never got around to reading them. Then laying in bed one night, looking through my stash I came across The Red Ledger and figured I’d give it a try. Holy hell, this was bold and audacious and fairly frightening.

Tristan is a complex character. On the surface he seems cut and dry. He’s notified of his mark, takes out the mark, and he moves on. Problem is the current mark knows him and he thinks he may know her also. Throw in the fact that he has lost part of his memory and this girl could be the key to regaining what memory he lost, but does he really want that? Does he care that not killing her puts them both in danger? Auoy Vey!

Isabel is running from a past she can’t possibly forget, but none-the-less she tries. Perfectly content with how her life has progressed only to have to turned upside down and inside out when she sees the past she’s worked so hard to bury.

The supporting character cast is small and not worth too much of a mention, but I’m sure throughout the saga we’ll meet more characters.

So to wrap this up, The Red Ledger is a CLIFFY peeps… I wasn’t aware of that when I started it, but whatevah… It’s very compelling and had me enthralled instantly. The characters are intriguing and powerful. The writing style was fantastic, and the pacing is fast. It’s not too dark, but enough to make it feel angsty.

ABOUT MEREDITH

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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 22 languages.

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Review: Tattered by Melody Anne

Tattered (Torn Series, Book 2)

I’m not a perfect man. Who of us can claim that? But for those of you who might think I’m a cheater, a liar, an abuser, you don’t know what you’re talking about. There’s more to my story than you realize.
You’ve heard Miranda’s story. Now it’s time you heard mine.
—Mason

Because of the decisions I’ve made, lives have been forever changed. I didn’t step into those choices lightly. But I feel free now. I don’t know what’s going to happen on the next step of my journey, but I know I’ve risen out of the ashes and I’m ready to face the world. I hope you’ll share the journey with me. I hope you’ll understand . . .
—Miranda

I might seem cold and unfeeling, but you have no idea what my story is. Maybe it’s time you find out . . .
— Kaden

MY REVIEW

Tattered by Melody Anne
Mason & Miranda continued
SEEING THE OTHER SIDE
5 Stars

This is a continuation of Torn, the first book in the series. It’s a novella, therefore not so long, but gets right to the point. It’s still an emotional rollercoaster, only this time (as a woman for me) you get to see how the “other half lives,” and wowzers there is still so much going on. I can’t wait to see how this all takes shape in the next installment.

This book is predominately about Mason and his side of the story. We get a little bit here and there of Miranda’s side, but Mason needed to tell his story and this is HIS book so sit back, grab a beer, and enjoy the ride!

This second installment of the story is fantastic! I am still in love with Miranda and Mason. We don’t see any of Kaden in it, but I’m sure he’s coming back!! Fingers crossed!! This one read fast and left me fulfilled and eager to read more.

ABOUT MELODY

Melody Anne

Melody Anne is a NYT best selling author of the popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Baby for the Billionaire, Unexpected Hero’s, Billionaire Aviators, and some solo titles. I have a Young Adult Series; Rise of the Dark Angel.

As an aspiring author, I wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding my true calling, and a love of writing. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, I love to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.

When I’m not writing, I spend time with my family, friends, and many pets. A country girl at heart, I love the small town and strong community I live in and am involved in many community projects.

To date, I have over 7 million book sales and have earned a spot on multiple best seller lists, including NYT’s, USA Today, WSJ, being an amazon top 100 bestselling author for 3 years in a row, as well as a Kobo and iBooks best seller. But beyond that, I just love getting to do what makes me happy – live in a fantasy world, 95% of the time.

See my website and subscribe to my newsletter at: www.melodyanne.com. I make it a point to respond to all my fans. You can also join me on facebook at: www.facebook.com/authormelodyanne, or at twitter: @authmelodyanne. Also, follow my blog at authormelodyanne.blogspot.com.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your continued interest in my stories.

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Review: Torn by Melody Anne

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I understand how adultery happens. I know, your first thought is “Of course you can — you’re a cheater.” That’s true, but that’s certainly not the whole story.
That’s always what a cheater says, right? Once again, you are correct. If you’re looking for a typical romance, then run — run far.
After ten years of marriage I realized my husband barely touched me anymore. There was the obligational monthly sex, but even that was starting to fizzle. I was twenty-nine and he was thirty-two. We should’ve been doing it like bunnies, night and day, or at least a couple times a week, to be more realistic. But that hadn’t happened in years.
It didn’t hit me until I’d been gone a couple of weeks. Then when I got home we both fell asleep that night, me snuggled up against his back like we always slept. But that’s all we did. We just … slept.
No big deal you say?
Wrong. It was a very big deal.
It was the night I realized we had a real problem.
I have a choice to make, but I’m so torn. Do I stay where I’m at or do I go with Kaden, with the man who’s showing me I still have a lot to live for …

MY REVIEW

Torn by Melody Anne
Mason, Miranda, & Kaden
ALL THE FEELS & EMOTIONS
5 Stars

I’m a huge Melody Anne fan and I’ve followed her for quite some time now. I lost my Dad around the same time she lost hers and I can totally relate to “Daddy’s girl” complex and how hard it is to comprehend that he’s not there for me to call on. This story is such an emotional rollercoaster and the feels it brought to me are immense. The relationships that form and fall apart are just about enough to push anyone over the edge. I commend her for putting herself out there like this and her heart down on these pages. I guarantee you will fall in love with each and every one of these characters!

Miranda is a complex character, but not unlike most of us and our daily struggles. I found myself relating to her in more ways than one. She loves her husband, but she’s not in love with him. They started as friends and somehow I think that’s where they should have stayed, but no one can tell you differently when you think you’re in love. The trials and tribulation Miranda faces throughout the first installment of this serial are bold and heart-wrenching. I can’t wait to see where this goes and how her life is going to change!

Mason is hard to figure out. He doesn’t have a lot of dialogue and the storyline doesn’t let you in on too many things going on with him, but I feel confident we’ll know more soon!

Same goes for Kaden. We know his position in Miranda’s life, we know he’s hot as heck, but what we don’t know is his past. Why is he the way he is? What does he want from Miranda? How far is he willing to go to get what he wants? And what is it he wants? Hells bells Melody, you’re killing me here!

The supporting character cast is small and I feel like only mentioning two of them. Audrey is Miranda’s good friend and a heck of a girl. She’s Miranda’s sounding board and voice of reason. She doesn’t judge or frown upon Miranda’s actions, she embellish on them, making what has happened seem not so bad and justified! The other person is Miranda’s Dad. This guy is the best!! The best Dad, the best friend, the best everything! He’s always there for her and also does not judge her. He simply stands by her and supports her decisions without hesitation. Reading his parts made me miss my Dad so much as I could feel my heart breaking feeling my own Dad on these pages and in these words and I’m sure Melody was typing through tears while she wrote about him.

This story is fantastic! I have fallen in love with this storyline and these outstanding characters. Characters that are so powerful, I found myself closely relating to each and every one of them on some level. The dialogue flows and the pacing is perfect. This is a sort of cliffy, but doesn’t leave you completely hanging. Stay tuned for more Mason, Miranda, and Kaden!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melody Anne

Melody Anne is a NYT best selling author of the popular series: Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Baby for the Billionaire, Unexpected Hero’s, Billionaire Aviators, and some solo titles. I have a Young Adult Series; Rise of the Dark Angel.

As an aspiring author, I wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding my true calling, and a love of writing. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in business, I love to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.

When I’m not writing, I spend time with my family, friends, and many pets. A country girl at heart, I love the small town and strong community I live in and am involved in many community projects.

To date, I have over 7 million book sales and have earned a spot on multiple best seller lists, including NYT’s, USA Today, WSJ, being an amazon top 100 bestselling author for 3 years in a row, as well as a Kobo and iBooks best seller. But beyond that, I just love getting to do what makes me happy – live in a fantasy world, 95% of the time.

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#Review – El Pecador by @AuthorMRobinson

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Book two of a two book series. El Santo (Book one) available now.

FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON

So here you are…
Turning the pages, opening the next chapters of my life—wanting to know the next truths of my sins. As if the first half of my life wasn’t enough.
You. Need. More.
You want my redemption.
My heart. My soul.
Your happily ever after…
You. Want. Answers.
And I will grant you the very first one you’re dying to know.

Why did I leave her?

So go ahead.
Turn the page.
I fucking dare you.

You just might not like the answer.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

MY REVIEW

El Pecador by M. Robinson
Damien & Amira
GASPS!
5 Stars

Well, well, well… an action packed continuation of Damien’s story… I was warned, but I couldn’t help myself. I needed to find out where he went, what he was doing, and why he left our girl!

Damien is now in a position of power, prestige, and influence. He’s not as spotless as he may seem to some, but his heart is still as pure when it comes to a certain girl. I have to admit I wasn’t so sure about his intentions at first, but the objective sucked me in and, well, here I am.

Amira… holy shit.. Amira is all grown up and in charge! I love this chick! She makes being ruthless look so good. Some of her motives are questionable, but you’ll understand eventually.

The plot twists in this book alone are enough to push even the seasoned reader over the edge. I found it to be a complete page turner and I couldn’t read fast enough. The pacing is fast, the dialogue flows, and the storyline is phenomenal. The characters are powerful and I found myself hanging on every word. Now to bide my time waiting for the spin-off Lost Boy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

USA Today Bestselling Author of El Pecador, El Santo, Ends Here, Road to Nowhere, El Diablo, The Good Ol’ Boys Standalone Series, The VIP

Trilogy, Tempting Bad, and Two Sides.

  1. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles,

cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club

and R.L. Stein.

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing

her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.

She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German

Shepherd mixes, a Wheaton, and a Tabby cat.

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