Stacey's bookshelf: read

The Fault in Our Stars
Gone Girl
Beautiful Disaster
Hopeless
Angels & Demons
Blindsighted
Digital Fortress
Deception Point
Triptych
Twilight
The Hunger Games
Divergent
The Maze Runner
Fifty Shades of Grey
Message in a Bottle
The Notebook
The Host
Angels' Blood
My Sister's Keeper
Good in Bed


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Monday, 24 April 2017

Review: Get Wilde

Get Wilde Get Wilde by Shelly Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once again, Shelly Alexander has knocked it out of the park!

Get Wilde is about Ethan Wilde who runs the successful chain of gyms, A Pound of Flesh. He wants to take his chain further afield, but to do that, he needs more cash. That's where the competition, Weekend Warriors, comes in. This fast-paced competition has some big sponsors, and a lot of money riding on it. If he can train his team to be the best, he'll be in for a cool million - just the cash injection he needs.

I'll be honest, at first, I thought he was a bit of an arrogant prick, but it didn't take long for him to win me over. There's something about a man who has been broken that pulls on my heartstrings. You'll find yourself falling more in love with him as the story goes on.

The female lead, Adeline, certainly gives him a run for his money. The feisty red-head gets under his skin and becomes quite the distraction.
I love Adeline. She is such a strong character, someone who has been through some pretty terrible things, and somehow, still come out the other side. She shows us that no matter what life throws at you, you can always find a way out by putting your energy into something positive.

This book shows the true competitive nature of athletes, and the pressures to succeed at all costs. We get to see how much training is involved in an event like this, and how much athletes push their bodies, even to the point of injury.

Once again, a fantastic read from this author. I simply adore this series and you will too!





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Blogger Review with Donna from The Bashful Bookwhore


First of all, I need to say a massive thank you to Donna for being my first blogger to interview!  Please show her some love, by giving her page a like :)


Which blog do you review for?  Provide links.

I run the blog The Bashful Bookwhore.

What do you love about reviewing books?

I enjoy the simple act of sharing the books that I love with people. I'm not a naturally gifted reviewer so it's something that I have to work hard on. I'm usually pretty self conscious about the final product but I tell myself that ultimately the most important thing is that I have helped spread the word about a book that I am passionate about. My hope is that one day I'll write something an author will love and share. One day!

Who have been some of your favourite new-to-you authors?

I have discovered so many amazing authors over this last year. Logan Chance, Joz Maxel, J.L. Long, Abby Gale, Cara Chance, Sienna Grant, Harper Phoenix, S.J. Batsford, Stacey Broadbent, Nikki Belaire, Tia Lewis, Penelope Marshall, Brittany Crowley, LP Maxa... the list is endless! The indie community is thriving at the moment, there is a massive amount of talent out there. I was also lucky to beta read for a couple of authors which was a huge honour.

If you could say anything to authors, what would it be?

Thank you. Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us. For making us remember the intensity of love, for making us laugh, for transporting us to other worlds where we can live out other lives. Thank you for making yourselves available to us and allowing us to get to know the people behind the story.

On average, how many books would you read in a year?

Well ironically before I started blogging and being involved in the indie world I probably read about 150. These days I'm so busy the number is closer to 50-75 a year.

What, if anything, puts you off reading a book?

I'm not a fan of cheating in books, for me it's just not enjoyable. My final decision on reading a book, or not, always comes down to the blurb. If it doesn't appeal to me I won't read it.

What is your favourite genre to read?

Erotic romance and rom com.

What have been your top reads for the year so far?

Study Me by Logan Chance completely blew me away. It took a turn that I could not have anticipated and was written with such a sensitive intensity. That book stuck with me for a long time, I have already re-read it quite a few times and it still breaks me every single time.


Other than reading, what are your other hobbies?

Oh wow I don't have alot of free time to dedicate to hobbies. Any spare time I do have I like to spend with friends, going out to meals, movies, seeing live music etc.

What would be your dream job?

This is something I have spent a lot of time thinking about and I'm still trying to figure it out! I would love to be more involved with the book world somehow, however I'm not sure in what capacity.


Thank you so much, Donna, for taking the time to answer my questions! It's always nice to learn a bit more about the people behind the scenes.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

A new section on the blog!

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It's been a while since I've written a blog post, so I thought I'd jump on and jot down a few lines today.  I've been a busy wee beaver, writing, editing and pimping to my little heart's content, but always in the back of my mind, is "What can I do on my blog that I haven't done?"

I have decided to do some interviews.  I was inspired by a fellow author who sent a set of questions to me as a reviewer, and it got me thinking, what a fabulous idea!  I'm going to start up a new section or two on the blog, one for author interviews, and one for reviewer interviews. Yes, that's right, I'm going to interview fellow bloggers, as well as authors!  

So, I am now on the lookout for potential interviewees.  If you know of anyone who would be keen to get a little exposure on my blog, then send them my way! All posts are not only shared to the blog, but also to my FB page and Twitter page.

Let's see if we can get some other authors and bloggers the exposure they deserve!  I know all too well how time-consuming both these jobs (yes, they are jobs) can be, and how much hard work goes into keeping your name out there.  This is another way I can help give back to the community I love so much!

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

In the End by Ariadne Wayne

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Title: In the End
Series: Lifetime #3
Author: Ariadne Wayne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2017

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The time has come for Finn to find out the truth about his father. When he seems to take it in his stride, Matt, Ella, and Sam are relieved. But nothing’s that simple when you’re seven years old.

Sam’s love life has been on hold while he gets to know his son. Meeting single mother, Natasha, rocks his world. She’s not had an easy life and he has to navigate through her past to make her see a future. The one thing that scares her, Sam’s guilty of. Love’s never easy, especially when there are secrets involved.

The last book in the Lifetime series features a boy finding out about his father, a father falling in love, and the last wedding you’d ever expect on the farm.

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Ariadne Wayne is the alter ego of Wendy Smith. She loves books and lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and two children. Having always had a prolific imagination she now writes the words down instead of storing them in her head where she can't share them. When she's not writing she works in Telecommunications, frequently banging her head on the desk with the random things that can happen to the ordinary phone line.


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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cover Reveal of Stepbrother Anonymous by Aria Cole!




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Love is for suckers.

That's always been Hudson Farrow's take on it. His mother has practically made a career out of saying I do, which is why he's found himself in another upstate town, preparing to watch her walk down the aisle with another yacht club asshole, nursing his cynicism with Scotch at another lonely dive bar. A sassy siren that sets his blood on fire wasn't part of the plan, neither was a new stepsister, and now Hudson's a man with a problem because he's just found out they're one in the same.


Skylar Walsh never thought the one and only man she's ever brought home would turn into anything beyond a few orgasms. Until six-foot-four, sinfully sexy, talented and tattooed sweeps her off her feet--and right between his thighs--on his custom Harley. When Hudson demands her phone number before the night's over she knows she's in for a wild ride. When she runs into him at her father's wedding the next day she realizes she may have just made the biggest mistake of her life. A dozen sheet-clenching, toe-curling, and soul-shatteringly good times in the last twenty-four-hours.


Warning: Hudson is hellbent on his Sky, and he won't let a little thing like I do come between them. Filthy-sweet tattooed hearts, perfectly placed piercings that hit all the right spots, and love and fate inked so deep no force can keep them apart. Hold onto your hearts because Stepbrother Anonymous stole mine! xo Aria





Aria Cole is a thirty-something housewife who once felt bad for reading dirty books late at night, until she decided to write her own. Possessive alpha men and the sassy heroines who love them are common, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily ever afters so sweet your teeth may ache.

For a safe, off-the-charts HOT, and always HEA story that doesn't take a lifetime to read, get lost in an Aria Cole book!
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Damnable Grace by Tillie Cole

















EVEN THE BROKEN, THROUGH LOVE, CAN FIND GRACE...

Secrets never stay hidden.

The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart.

Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined... with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope.

Xavier ‘AK’ Deyes is content with his life as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen. Leader of the infamous ‘Psycho Trio’ and ex-special ops sniper, AK knows how to fight. Experienced in warfare and schooled in military operations, AK is vital to the Hangmen. When his Vice President needs help retrieving his missing sister-in-law, Phebe, from a Klan-funded trafficking ring, AK volunteers to go in. AK remembers the redhead from New Zion. Remembers everything about her from the single time they met—her red hair, blue eyes and freckled face. But when he finds her, heavily drugged and under Meister’s control, her sorry condition causes him to remember more than the beautiful woman he once tied to a tree. Saving Phebe forces hidden demons from his past to return. A past he can never move on from, no matter how hard he tries.

As AK fights to help Phebe, and in turn she strives to help him, they realize their secret sins will never leave them alone. Kindred broken souls, they realize the only way they can be rid of their ghosts is to face them together and try to find peace.

Despair soon turns to hope, and damaged hearts soon start to heal. But when their deep, painful scars resurface, becoming too much to bear, the time comes when they must make a heavy choice: stay forever damned; or together, find grace.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.
























Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.


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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Review: Taunt

Taunt Taunt by Eve Dangerfield
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I very rarely read blurbs, preferring to form my own ideas throughout, and all I can say is Wow! This book was so much more than I expected it to be.

Daniel is our heroine (yes, that's right, HER name is spelled like that), and she is from Auckland, New Zealand - though I have to say, as a kiwi myself, she sounded a little more Australian ;) but I can look past that. Anyway, she is this crazy, hippie, hacktivist who doesn't feel pain the way others do.
When she is captured and taken prisoner while Middlebend tries to get information out of her, she finds herself in an interesting predicament. The three men assigned to keeping a close eye on her are all appealing in their own ways. With nothing but time on her hands, Daniel finds her mind drifting to the men and all the things she wants them to do to her.

John, Seb and Colt are ex-military men who have built up their own security firm. When they are paid big money to babysit Daniel Schwarz, they jump at the idea. But they weren't expecting Daniel to be a woman, and a hot one at that. She has no shame, and parades her body in front of the cameras for them to see. She hacks into the intercom, forcing them to interact with her. They take turns watching her, and even when they know they shouldn't, they find themselves feeling more for her than they should.

I found myself so immersed in the story that I often forgot that she was a prisoner, and that she had discovered something so devastating, but the further you get into it, the little bit more you find out.

This book has everything from humour to intrigue, hot-as-hell characters and even hotter sex scenes. I can honestly say I have never read a book quite like it. It's a little longer than what I normally read, but it's definitely worth it.

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