Friday, 30 October 2015

**Cover Reveal** Housing Elephants by Eleanor Lloyd-Jones

Book: Housing Elephants

Author: Eleanor Lloyd-Jones

Genre: New Adult

Release Date – 20th November


“… And the greatest of these is love.”

Love is patient and kind… Its strength can build bridges and knock down walls. It can give people hope - a purpose. But there is a side to love that is unforgiving and cruel - a side to love that breaks hearts.

Love can suffocate, and love can turn to hate.

Billy Taylor meandered through life, only ever giving half. Ruled by his father’s grief, he gave up on his own dreams in a bid to keep life ticking along, desperately craving the unconditional love of his parents. It wasn’t until Eve Swallow fell into his life again, rousing his empty heart, that he dared to hope for a chance to live life on his terms.

Never quite good enough in the eyes of her overpowering mother, Eve kept herself locked away inside her own head, immersing herself in her passion for art and music, and doing anything in her power to avoid getting close to anyone. When she connected with Billy’s eyes, that still haunted her dreams after so long, fear kicked in, and all she could do was the one thing she was sure would protect her…


If two lost souls collided and a love so deep was born, it would surely take a herd of elephants to tear them apart…

Meet the Author

Raised in a little village in North Wales, a fierce love of books and reading was instilled in Eleanor by her parents from a very early age, and she has vivid memories of reading secretly under the blankets with a torch for hours after lights out, often getting caught! She was blown away by The Borribles Trilogy - Michael De Larrabeiti at nine years old, and it was then that she fell head over heels with idea of imaginary worlds.

A persistent and professional daydreamer, something she still prides herself on being, she spent most of her early childhood inside her own head making up stories or scenarios, climbing trees, building dens or doing anything arts and crafty. Music also played a huge part of her young life. Growing up on The Beatles, U2 and Status Quo, her obsession with Top of the Pops and vinyl twelve inches grew into a love affair with music that has only grown and expanded over time: there is rarely a moment where music is not playing in her life, and in turn, rarely a time when she is not singing, even if it is in her head!

She had always thought she would write a book some day - it has been an ambition for as long as she can remember - and has always been told that she ‘has a way with words’. Over the years, she’s dabbled in the odd piece of prose, helped friends to write letters and résumés and prides herself on her hilarious lyrical genius when composing poems for friends birthdays! Life, however, got in the way and her dream was stored on the back burner as she put herself through university and started a family. It was only when she was nearing the ‘forty’ milestone that she decided it was time she got some of the ramblings and chatterings in her head down on paper. 

A creative, guitar-playing mum of one boisterous, but pretty damn cool boy, she classes herself as a Yorkshire gal now after moving to Leeds when she was eleven. Eleanor works full time as a teacher, but grabs every spare minute she can to write; be it on the train, lunchtimes at school or foregoing sleep for an extra hour or two in the evenings. Her hope for the future is for people to fall in love with her characters as much as she does. Not a big ask really!

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

**Cover Reveal** Uniquely Mine by Theresa Sederholt

Uniquely Mine
by Theresa Sederholt

Cover Reveal Oct 29, 2015
Release Date Nov 10, 2015

Photography Credit: Eric Battershell Photography
Cover Models: Burton Hughes and Tessi Conquest
Cover Design: Wicked by Design

Add Uniquely Mine to your TBR on Goodreads

Uniquely Mine
A Fitz Series

When the latest string of murders, sweeping New York City, lands on Detective Fitzgerald S. Rodriguez’s desk, the signature evidence hits too close to home. Being unable to stop the murder of
his own mother has made Fitz a jaded man. Now he will stop at nothing to protect the one he loves.

Serial killer, Mark Chambers, is like a cat that preys on unsuspecting mice for sport. When a fresh kill no longer quenches his sexual appetite, he sets his sights on Makenna Justice. The fiery-redhead, with her emerald green eyes, ignites a fire in him that he hasn’t had since his first kill.

Time is of the essence for all three of them.

Mark must feed into his desires once more without leaving a

Fitz has to dig himself deep into a killer’s mind to catch

And Makenna?—She just has to stay alive.

I was born in Brooklyn New York. I am old enough to know there is no luggage rack on the hearse. I am married to a Professional Chef. I have a son who is a Research Chemist and a wine maker. Yep I'm covered from the food to the drinks. I have 2 dogs Vito and Godiva. I live in the United States. I've had so many different jobs, even I can't keep count.

I believe if you give a girl has espresso and Nutella she can change the world!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

**Blog Tour** Anchor by M. Mabie

Anchor...LIVE NOW.

Bait... Wake, #1 FREE everywhere! ‪#‎LIMITEDTIME‬

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Sail... Wake, #2

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M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody "real-life romance."

She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne's World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.

M. Mabie usually doesn't speak in third-person. She promises.

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Anchor – Review by Wendy @ Bare Naked Words

Let us recap on Bare Naked Word’s  reactions to Ms Mabie’s Wake Series:

Bait “So much happened in Bait, it wasn’t just a rollercoaster ride, it was the Millenium Force of rollercoaster rides, the Fury 325 of emotional wreckage, that left every single unsuspecting  reader  gutted and baying for the authors blood.” 

“We all needed therapy, a group where we could vent and share our pain. Take the Bait Group was just the place to hide out with equally traumatized ladies.”

“Holy Mother of all things Faaaaackkkkkk, this book is about as close to causing a train wreck in my heart as the Thoughtless Series was, and for anyone who knows my total adoration for that series I do not say it lightly.”

Sail“Sail, is our salvation from the pain, Casey & Blake must be together, they just must.  I’m not arguing about this, don’t mess with me Mo, make it happen!”

Anchor – oh where, oh where shall I begin.  Thank you, Thank you Mo Mabie for the perfect end to this unique series.

Those of us that had taken the Wake Series journey needed a HEA, no scrap that we deserved a HEA. We had earnt a HEA.

“Honeybee, all of you belongs to me.  Always has.  These lips are mine. That bright pink nose.  Your mistakes.  Your smiles.  This body.  Your heart.  Your future.  All mine.”

And as always the texting brought us the funnies:

Casey: I’ll let you apologize later……… I think I’ll take a blowjob.  The start to finish kind.” 

Anchor brought Casey and Blake’s story to a close, it gave me everything I wanted for them and more than I could have hoped for.

What inspired Ms Mabie to write this series I don’t know but thank the lord she did.  Her writing style is unique, you won’t be able to compare it to another author’s style because there is no author out there doing what Mo does.  

She has totally wowed us all and as we continue to recommend this book to our friends we do so with a disclaimer “this is gonna hurt, but stick with it, because it is so worth it”

Monday, 26 October 2015

*Release Blitz Tour** To Hale and Back by Marie James

Book: To Hale and Back 
(Hale series conclusion)

Author: Marie James

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Blitz – 26th-28th October



Meet the Men of the Hale Series!

While this closely knit group of six tries to settle into normal; drugs, money, and vengeance leave one man dead and another in jail for a wide range of crimes he did not commit.

Friendships and bonds are tested past the breaking point, allegiances are questioned, and relationships threaten to crumble.  From the point of view of all six characters we've come to love, perspective is offered on the hell that they are all experiencing, the love they've all found, and the sexy, fairytale lives they all wish to get back to.

This is the final book in the Hale Series.

Recommended for readers 18 and up due to strong language and explicit sexual content.


I shake my head clear of those thoughts as I pull into and park in the subterranean garage. I all but jump out of the SUV and sprint to the elevator bank, in a mad rush to get to my penthouse. I’m chastising myself for not grabbing a bottle of wine or a late lunch for us as I unlock the door to the large apartment.

I empty my pockets into the basket on the front entry table. I smile to myself because I know Alexa hates the damn thing. I may actually move it this weekend. Anything to make her happy. I frown as I step further into the apartment and see that the living room and kitchen are empty. I should’ve called her first before just assuming she wouldn’t find something to do, knowing I’d be at work again until late.

I kick off my shoes and scoop them up as I make my way to the bedroom. The door is shut which is odd, but I don’t falter in my steps until I hear a man’s voice, “Fuck, just like that! Suck it deep.”

My hand hesitates on the doorknob, because I know when I swing it open my life is going to change. I teeter on the edge of indecision; my broken heart throbbing painfully in my chest. “I’m close, bitch.” I hear the masculine voice say.

Two things happen at the moment. I’m suddenly angry that Alexa is doing this to me when she thinks I’m at work, but alternately I’m pissed at this man for talking to my woman like that.

Hatred over the cheating wins out and I swing the door wide. My shoes tumble from my hands just as “What the fuck, Alexa,” boils out of my mouth.

She squeaks loudly and tries to pull the sheets over her but it’s too late. She’s already been caught.

Marie James, full-time working mother of two boys and wife of 11 years. I've spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. I've always wanted to write novels and just recently had the gumption to sit down and start one. My passions include reading everything under the sun and sewing. I even listen to audio books while sewing. To Hale and Back is the final book in the Hale Series.

I have several other story lines worked out for other books once this series is complete. Reading and writing is my happy place.

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All 4 Books in the Series Now Available:

Book 1 Coming to Hale (Free on KU)
Book 2 Begging for Hale (Free on KU)
Book 3 Hot as Hale (Free on KU)

Coming to Hale


Begging for Hale



Friday, 23 October 2015

**Review** Bound Trilogy by Kendra Leigh

An erotic, romantic-suspense novels

Book 1 of The Bound Trilogy

by Kendra Leigh

Relentlessly sexy. Emotionally deep. Tangled, twisted, intricately woven love story with romance and suspense.

For readers 18 and over due to explicit sexual content.

Bound for Hell - Cover Final copy

Ethan Wilde. Billionaire. Business Man.
Passionate. Powerful. Persistent.
One of New York’s most eligible bachelors.
Angel Lawson. Photographer. Gallery Owner.
Burdened. Beautiful. Broken.
A woman bound by the ropes of her sins and forgotten past, fearful of her future.
A chance encounter…
Consumed by guilt and tormented by the bonds of a tragic past, Angel Lawson’s life has been a solitary journey, condemned to live without love. In order to preserve her damaged soul from further rejection, sex is as close to a man as she ever plans to get. She was already hell-bound for her sins. One more wasn’t going to hurt ...
... or so she thought.
When a passionate encounter throws her into the world of Ethan Wilde, Angel is helpless to resist the irrefutable desire and depth of raw emotion he ignites in her.
Ethan is as intense as he is sinfully sexy. Irretrievably captivated by Angel, he seems just as intent on understanding her naked soul as he is desperate to possess every inch of her naked body.
Angel craves his touch like a drug and yearns for the love he promises, but surrendering to the feelings he’s unearthed will mean exposing her fears and releasing the demons buried for a lifetime. Exposing her heart will leave it at risk of being broken.

Will Angel choose to leave her life of solitude behind, or is the choice no longer hers?
Ethan Wilde is used to getting what he wants … and what he wants is Angel.

Wendy's 5 Bare Naked Stars Review

This debut novel encompasses all that is good for this genre and opens us up to an emotional enthralling story of two souls brought together.

Angel, flawed through tragic circumstances and at odds with her family who blame her for a past she cannot change, nor should she be blamed for.

Ethan a successful, sort after batchelor who’s very presence seems to mesmerise women round him, however he can only see Angel after a hot yet brief encounter.

This story is fast paced, pulling you in from the get go.

There are similarities to Bared to You, but that is absolutely not a criticism, the similarities are very much in a good way and what I mean by this is, that I am invested in Angel and Ethan’s story as I was in Gideon and Eva’s and yet there is plenty about this story that is so much more than that. I mean this as a compliment to the writing of Kendra Leigh, I believe she brings a great deal to the table and has a great future in writing.

So much happens in book 1 and it has left me chomping at the bit for more.

Hell was hot, but the flames of deliverance might be the ones to burn …

For the first time in living memory, Angel Lawson feels cherished.

Ethan Wilde has taught her that love is possible for all, even the sinners among us. The bonds of his love free her from the shackles of her guilt. Inch by inch, he’s slid under her skin, folding himself around her soul like a soothing blanket. His love nourishes her starving heart, and his passion fuels the scorching flames of her deepest desires, driving her to the blissful edge of sweet insanity.

Brick by brick, she tears down the protective wall she’s built around her heart, and the ice inside begins to thaw.

To Ethan, Angel is the sole reason he exists, the blood in his veins, the drug to his addiction. He vows to mend her, to help her confront her demons and come to terms with a buried past that continues to haunt her.

But what lies beneath the surface of Ethan’s past?

Pasts left hidden to rot become dirty secrets. Secrets that can tear even the strongest love apart.

And secrets have a habit of revealing themselves when least expected ...

Bound For Salvation

Book 2 of The Bound Trilogy, by Kendra Leigh.

Relentlessly sexy. Emotionally deep. Tangled, twisted, intricately woven love story with romance and suspense. For readers 18 and over due to explicit sexual content.

Wendy's 5 Bare Naked Stars Review

Bound for Salvation is the second installment in this series, and I have been eagerly awaiting more of Angel and Ethan’s story.

Bound for Hell, book 1 in the series, didn’t finish on a cliffhanger but it left so many unanswered questions that it would have been impossible not to continue with the series.  And boy oh boy did Kendra continue this series.

Ethan and Angel are still finding their feet as a couple, however they bring along a host of insecurities, secrets, lies and jealousies. Angel has been alone up until this point, her family are truly one of the most hateful bunch of arseholes I have come across in a book, and whilst she is trying to put the past behind her, she is haunted by dreams.  These dream sequences are something to behold.  You will be drawn into Angel’s fears and her confusion, wanting as much as she does to understand them and get answers.

Ethan, passionate, over protective, jealous, control freak, yep everything we love in our billionaire heroes

But then 19% happened and I truly hated the arrogant spineless twat.  And it was quite some time before I was willing to give him a fair hearing.

As the story unfolded, the twists and turns that had captivated us in book 1, paled against the twists and turns in book 2, Ms Leigh had been saving herself for this story.

Story aside, the characters are growing and becoming ones we will remember in the future.  Fun banter and text messages are interspersed amongst the drama. 

Jia is her usual subtle self.

“I’ll admit, at first, I thought he was just another red-hot billionaire with too much money and a hyperactive nut sack.” Jia

So what next for Ethan and Angel? it’s nowhere near over, but my gut tells me that Ms Leigh hasn’t finished tearing our hearts out and that there is plenty more of their story to come.

The bonds of their love saw them through the ravaging storm to the promise of peace and the chance to breathe …

Angel once believed her soul belonged to the Devil. Now she willingly gives every part of her—mind, body and soul—to the man whose love mends her a little more each day.

Ethan knows Hell is no place for an angel, especially not his Angel. He would sacrifice his soul every day of his life in order to save hers.

Fuelled by an almost obsessive desire, their need for each other ignites a passion that most couples could find destructive, but instead the flames of their possessive vigilance only seem to feed the fire of their insatiable hunger. The slaying of Ethan’s demons has made their fortress of love stronger than ever.
But Angel continues to paper over the cracks of her troubled past, running from the demons that chase her and the nightmares that plague her. When a twist of fate forces her to confront them, she finally begins to accept that her repressed memories need to be explored in order to attain the peace she craves.

But in her search for Nirvana, Angel discovers far more than buried memories.

What happens when the worst nightmare you’ve ever encountered is the one you wake up in?
When the past comes face to face with the present to reveal a web of diseased secrets and lies?
And the only road you can take leads to one destination … Hell.

Bound For Nirvana

Book 3 of The Bound Trilogy, by Kendra Leigh.

Wendy's 5 Bare Naked Stars Review

Kendra Leigh will need to set up a Therapy Group called the 80 percenters, you’ll know why when you get there and we will be waiting for you with a shot of vodka and an effigy of Ms Leigh you can stick pins in.

She saved the best for last, I did not see that coming, not at all, and when it came I actually gasped, like out loud gasped. The bastard, how could he, why would he say that?

Then the meltdown, I sobbed the entire time, totally lost it.

Am I being too vague?  Tough! Read it.

What a great final book of this series, in terms of shock value, it was up there, did we get our HEA, I couldn’t possibly say.

Ethan and Angel have endured so much in this series, it was possible it could be too much, but it worked, and worked well.

They wind each other up into fits of jealousy and then thrash it out between the sheets and other places to get it out of their system making for a hot read.

There have also been some great secondary characters, Jackson, Damon, Jia etc, who knows maybe we will get more from them in the future.

Congratulations to Kendra Leigh on the success of this series, it is truly well deserved. 

Black and white photo of author Kendra Leigh
Kendra Leigh fell in love with books and the wonderful world of reading from a very young age. She was at her happiest when Enid Blyton whisked her away up into the magical lands at the top of the Faraway Tree with Moon-face and the rest of the gang. Books have been her constant source of escapism ever since. Currently residing in the UK, Kendra devotes her life to her devilishly handsome partner, scandalously beautiful daughter and cute as hell Shih-Tzu. As well as writing and reading, Kendra loves great TV, especially Dexter and Breaking Bad. Bound for Hell is her debut novel and book one of The Bound Trilogy.

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