Monday, August 31, 2015



Title: Insidious
Author: Aleatha Romig
Genre: Erotic Thriller
Type: Book 1 of Tales From The Dark Side Standalone 
POV: First Person - Female

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INSIDIOUS is the story of Victoria Conway at only eighteen years of age she was forced to make a decision that would either make her or break her. She was young and naive who gets caught up in a horrible situation. It was truly a really a bad situation to be in and I felt horrible for her to an extent.

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Stewart Harrington; at forty years of age, rich and with power offered Victoria or "Tori" a way out to save her family of a big mess they have gotten into. He was handsome for his age and millionaire which was very appealing. He made Victoria the offer of a lifetime. But as usual nothing good comes without a price.

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Victoria grew up in a horrible family environment and her sister was who was keeping her together and alive. However nothing is like it seems. So many secrets unravel on this story. I was on the edge of my seat literally couldn't stop reading this book. I was engorged on this story. It was all fills of crazies I was not expecting but I couldn't seem to stop wanting to know how all this was going to play out.

She accepts Mr. Harrington's offer and instantly becomes the woman everyone wants to be however ten years of misery made her cold and the moment she thinks she is finally free she finds herself with more surprises.

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"My days as someone's whore were over."Victoria

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Brody works for at the firm as a legal representative for her husband; she finds an allied in him. Oh boy what can I say I fell hard for him even though at some point in this book I just couldn't trust anyone. I was so desperate for answers I was going mad. He was Victoria support and it was just hard not to love him. 


Then we get to know Travis much close and personal who worked for Steward for many years. Let's just say I was so conflicted reading this book because I truly enjoy all these characters. I loved him as well; he was strong and straight forward didn't hold back and didn't lie. I still couldn't trust him but I liked him.


Everything about this book was amazing, the suspense, the thrill, and the erotic scenes had me all hot and bothered in so many ways I can't hardly explained. And after reading so many reviews I was what else could possibly shock me? I mean everything Victoria went through was shocking, horrible, and in a way a bit traumatized. I admire her strength and loved her character. But the ending was just genius absolutely unexpected I was in shocked. It leaves the readers with an open window to make up their own ending. This was my very first book by this author and I can assure you it will not be my last. 

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"With each minute, the blackness inside of me grew and illuminated my cold, dead heart." Victoria

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Elizabeth's Review~ Best Laid Plans~ Stylo Fantome~ Contemporary Action Romance

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"Never be scared. I never want you to be scared, ever again."-Marc

Lights, camera, action! Every time I sit down to read a STYLO book I experience the same anticipation I feel before watching a well staged play or a blockbuster movie! The anticipation is always great because I know I am in store for one fantastic ride. Best Laid Plans far exceeded my expectations by the colorful characters, detailed plot, off the charts passion, and intense action. The only question on my mind at this point is, how am I going to wait patiently like a good girl for the next book to be released? 


Lily and Marc are both living "undercover" in Liberia. They both are leading different lives and they both work for bad men. Marc is a freelance contractor. He is called in to get a job done quickly and then get out. Simple! However, when he meets Lily, a transporter, at the safe house he is living in nothing is so simple anymore. Lily and Marc share a night of passion before fate deals a "doozy" of a hand to them both!


Lily has been living this life in order to seek revenge. She is insistent on following through with her plans. When she and Marc get tangled up in a wild web of lies, it is unknown if they will end up killing each other or be lost forever in the rapture of passion. 


Marc has just completed a major heist when he becomes a pawn in the mafia's plans. He suspects Lily of being involved with his demise. When Marc realizes how deeply entrenched Lily is, he immediately comes at her "guns a blazing"! The only problem is, Lily is no one to be messed with. 

"Men were the worst. Men could do whatever they wanted. Men were not to be trusted."-Lily

She is full of fire and she certainly isn't afraid of some mercenary (even if he is one hot lover beneath the sheets). To put it plainly, Lily is quite the bad ass! Marc recognizes right away that he has his hands full with this girl.


"What had turned strawberry shortcake into a fighting machine that did dirty work for a Russian Bratva?"-Marc


As the plot thickens, the action intensifies and neither Marc nor Lily know who they can trust. 

"Why are you being so nice to me?"-Lily

"Because I don't want to drag a dead body in this heat. 
Keep moving."-Marc

They only known factors are they have feelings for one another and an undeniable attraction to get to know each other as intimately as possible. And yet, surely it is a bad idea to explore that avenue together.

"No sex. Not between us. Not ever again."-Lily


Will Lily be able to get her revenge? Will Marc be able to clear his name? Or will they kill each other before they make it to their destination? And most importantly, can they keep their vow to stay away from each other?

"His voice was soft and simple, and it wasn't exactly poetry, but it caused a pain in her chest. Like he wasn't used to seeing beautiful things. Like she was a gift."


"Only you. Only your eyes."-Marc

Overall, Best Laid Plans is a perfect blend of action, romance, mystery, and suspense. I thoroughly enjoy a read that keeps me engaged and invested the entire time. This action romance kept me on the edge of my seat through each gun fight, car chase, car jacking, and, as I have already mentioned, the steamy sex! Not only is the plot well written (and developed), the characters are complex, gritty, likable and yet (just like I like them) full of flaws. This naturalistic approach to writing makes Ms. Fantome a must read in my book. The text flows between the pages at a fast pace and yet, the tender moments were like a suspended melody constantly battling the upbeat tempo of the action. This magical mixture will keep you engaged the entire read. I simply cannot rave enough about this book. What is most outstanding about this author is her versatility. She is consistently willing to step "out of the box" and commit fully to whatever she writes. I simply cannot wait for more Lily and Marc! To Ms. Fantome, I say "BRING IT!". 

~This was another heart stopping BR with my girls from Shh...! Thanks ladies!~

~ARC generously given by author in exchange for an honest review! Thank you Stylo Fantome for sharing your work with me!~


Friday, August 28, 2015



Publication Date: 21 August 2015

Tour: Sugar Baby Beautiful by J.J. McAvoy


When twenty-four-year-old Felicity Harper is dragged to a sugar party, an event where wealthy men and women seek “companionship,” she never expects this one simple decision to drastically change her whole life. Her past is nothing but broken dreams and heartache. Her present is detached and dull. And her future? Well, before meeting Theodore Darcy, the famed film director, writer, producer and CEO of Darcy Entertainment, she would have expected more of the same. Love is just a fantasy and she wants no part of it—even if she can’t deny the undeniable attraction between the two of them. So their arrangement is simple: sex with no strings attracted. But as their intimacy becomes more powerful, so do Felicity’s demons. Can Theo really shoulder her past and his own? And could Felicity even let him?

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About J.J. McAvoy


J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.” She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy

Sugar Baby Beautiful is a stand-alone novel.  It's alluring, captivating, and sensual and is told in both Theo's and Felicity's POV. This book was so much more that I had anticipated!!

This is my first novel by author, J.J. McAvoy, so I really didn't know what to expect from her. I went in blind not knowing where she was gong to take me and all I can say is WOW!!  I suggest everyone go into this book blind in order to appreciate the journey. 

I had seen men who knew they were attractive, but he looked like sex. Like he had just had it, he was going to have it again, and he had mastered it.

Theodore Darcy is a well respected film director, writer, producer and CEO of Darcy Entertainment. He is complete perfection in my book. Absolutely loved his character.

Theo becomes intrigued by a beautiful young lady  that he happens to stumble across during one of his brothers 'Sugar Parties' that was being held at his mansion. A party he wanted no part of.  

She seduced me just by breathing.

Felicity Harper is a beautiful, talented, strong, resilient woman. She is independent and can easily hold her own. When her best friends and roommates, Cleo and Mark, coerced her into attending a Sugar Party, she didn't anticipate the change that was coming her way.

To Felicity, love is just a fantasy, and she will not  even consider having a relationship. She is all about sex with no strings attached.  

Until...her heart gets involved. 

“Don’t make me wait long, Ms. Harper. Patience is not one of my virtues.

“You’re one of a kind, Theodore Darcy.”

Theo and Felicity have many obstacles to overcome but can their love survive?

I'm going to stop here before I indulge too much. I feel this is one of those books that you have to experience all on your own. Too much information about the book will ruin your experience.  Take the chance and read this one.  I think it's one you will be glad you did. I also guarantee that you'll be thinking about it for days to come.

Sugar Baby Beautiful is a compelling, heart- wrenching story about unconditional love and the ability to overcome adversity.  I truly loved this book.  It was unique and fascinating. The only reason I didn't give this book 5 Stars is that I felt the ending was a little rushed...I just needed more. 

I give Sugar Baby Beautiful 4 Crazie Stars!! ~Kim

**ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review**

My Rating: 5***BRILLIANT ~ STARS

Title: Sugar Baby Beautiful
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone (short novella to follow)
POV: First Person - Dual

I honestly went into this book blinded I just loved the cover and the author. What I read was just beyond my expectations; this story was so unique and brilliant. It had everything I look for in a book and so much more. I laughed, cried, and I was completely shocked at events I was totally not expecting. It was truly a fresh of air to read such a great story that makes you go through all the emotions and enjoy every single minute of it. 

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Felicity Harper; a dead gorgeous twenty four year old who is going through life surviving on her own, does not have time for love or sex for that matter. She learned to depend on no one by working three jobs and basically staying away from everyone other than her two roommates Cleo and Mark. Her roommates “forced” her to attend a party but not just any party a “Sugar Party” where working class people will hook up with millionaires and exchange sex for money. She was naturally beautiful with long, soft, and honey-brown hair and amazing hazel eyes. She didn’t want the money but was curious about the sex. When she got to the party she instantly regret it, so she hides away; able to escape to a private room where she found a piano. Playing music was always something natural for her taking her to a place she can escape. She didn’t realized Mr. Darcy the one and only CEO of Darcy Entertainment was watching her play with so much intensity he wanted to know her deeply in his bed of course; he instantly was impressed and fascinated with her beauty and talent.

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Theodore Darcy aka Theo, a wealthy man; at only thirty one years old; famous for his talent as a film director, writer, and producer was not expecting to find someone like Felicity at his home. However; from the moment he set eyes on her his world slowly changed. He wanted to know her; he wanted to make her his and keep her. Something about her brought life to him and he wanted more. He was completely amazed by her music and just wanted own her. 

“Not knowing what she would do or say next. She seduced me just by breathing.” Theo

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The relationship between these two was super-HOT. At first they made a deal she only wanted sex no strings attached and no money in returned; he was ok with it as long as she was only his. They agreed to the hot steamy sex which yes there was lots of sexy scenes the first half of the book that I would never forget. However; their relationship started to get too intimate and Felicity kept backing away from it. She had a dark past and was afraid to open up and give love a chance; so she kept running away from Theo every time she felt that they were getting too close. Theo had never come across someone that would make him feel the way he felt with her; for the first time in his life he didn’t care about what the world thought of him he just cared about how happy and alive he felt when he was with her. 
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“I don’t share with anyone, ever. Until we’re over I’m the only one you see”. Theo

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Theo was such an amazing character; I loved him so much for everything he did on this book for everything he went thought. He is a hero you will fall head over heels and you would never forget him I promise you that. He never gave up and did anything to help Felicity and I have him on my top list and he holds a very close spot to my heart. He truly was an amazing alpha.

“We’ll hurt each other and be better for it.”…When she wrapped her hands around my neck, I knew right away: SHE WAS MINE.” Theo

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There are so many twists and turns on this story I can’t really go into details because it will basically ruin the story for everyone. However; I can honestly say this book has left me wanting for more. I do love a lot of books I can’t help it but this book my friends has absolutely blew my mind away with how well written and the amazing plot and twisted it was like nothing I’ve ever read. I guarantee you will not want to miss out on this amazing ride; it will blow your mind away and keep you on the edge wanting for more. It was super sexy, so much angst and totally shocking events that I’m still trying to processed everything I just read. I will recommend this book to everyone looking for a sexy read with angst and twists and a book of hope and true love. 
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“For the first time in a long time, I felt safe in someone else’s arms, even as my world crumbled….“You’re one of a kind, Theodore Darcy.” Felicity

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"ARC kindly provided via blog tour, in exchange for an honest review." 

Sugar Baby Beautiful by J.J. McAvoy



"When I'm with her, I'm the happiest I can be."-Theo

Sugar Baby Beautiful is exactly what the title's sweet and it's beautiful. This is my second J.J. McAvoy book and after reading this amazing book I am smacking myself for not finishing the Ruthless People Series before now. Why do I feel so strongly about this book? I am so glad you asked. The writing is fresh, raw, and easy to connect with.  


Sugar Baby Beautiful was simply perfection at it's best. It's the type of read you want to curl up with your favorite blanket and read in one sitting. The best part is I HAD NO IDEA it was going to be such a fantastic read! I have faith in Ms. McAvoy to deliver a great story but I didn't realize it would be the type of book that I am reading at stoplights and reading in line at the grocery store because I couldn't put it down (Yes, I think my excitement over this book warranted that run on sentence.)! Looking for a book to make you smile, swoon, and get your libido pumping all in one breath? Look no further! One click this book now!


Felicity is a workaholic. She is a waitress, school janitor, and a phone credit card collector. She stays busy in order to feed the loneliness that she feels. After the probing and prodding of her two best friends, she decides to attend a Sugar Baby Party! Although, she is clearly not the typical "sugar baby material", she is simply a free spirit longing for a connection. At the party, a connection is exactly what she gets!


Theo is disgruntled by his brother's inept ability to always cause chaos and mayhem wherever he goes. He wasn't at all happy with the big "party" that was being held at his house. As soon as he meets Felicity, everything changes for him. He decides he is very interested in the party. Or more specifically, one girl at the party.


Theo and Felicity meet and an instant chemistry blooms between the two. The two explore their sexual desires with each other (insert extreme heat) and begin to form a tender relationship (insert warm and fuzzy feelings here). Eventually the relationship develops into so much more.

"This morning and last night There was no other way to describe it. I felt like his private porn star. Dirty. Sexy. Sinful."-Felicity


"This was exactly how to handle her. This morning I'd been sweet, this evening rough. The lover and the alpha. I was going to show her she could have both."-Theo

Both Felicity and Theo have difficult pasts to work through. Now before you disregard this read as another "millionaire romance", let me assure you it is not at all what it seems. The twists and turns in this read were completely brilliant. At no point in time did I ever expect for the plot to veer in the direction it went. Theo and Felicity are both unforgettable characters. I absolutely adored the easiness they shared with each other. The free spirited Felicity has a "sassy glow" about her that makes this such an addicting read. I love a good hero but when the heroine is someone I would love to spend a "girls night out" with, I know I have hit the jackpot! Most importantly, I found the genuine sincerity in the relationship between Theo and Felicity is what kept me 100% engaged the entire read! There was no needless drama between the two (thank you!)!

"Happy, sad, I don't care. I just gotta be next to you because I love you, and that's what love is. So get in the car."-Theo


"Sugar Baby Beautiful. I'd like to think it means the kind of beauty even the richest people can't buy."-Felicity

Overall, I cannot rave enough about this book. Fantastic writing, characters, plot development, romance, passion, and true matters of the heart are what's on the menu when it comes to Sugar Baby Beautiful. I only hope that J.J. writes more on these fantastic characters. I, for one, will be first in line! You simply must invest your time in this book. You will be sorry if you don't! It's just that good! 


~ARC graciously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you J.J.!~