Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Let's Talk DEEP with the Amber's

We Amber's LOVE the Stage Dive series and since DEEP is the last of it.....we decided to have a chat about the book and series in general

So, Ben. What’s your take on him?

I really liked Ben. He was the one I knew least about going into his story. He was always around, but kind of quite. He is totally the strong quite type. I thought his reaction to Lizzy's pregnancy was right on. I mean....let's be honest. You are a rock star. You are getting a lot of pussy, plus you're young. Who wants to be tied down? okay...besides his band mates. IDK, it takes awhile to wrap your head around that. The only thing that made me want to smack him upside the head was how he let Mal dictate things. He should have told Mal to fuck off! and then go get his girl. AmberLanae

Ben has always come across as a cool and mellow dude. We also learn through the series he LIKES the ladies. And by LIKE I mean he LIIIIIIKKKES the ladies. (MMMMMMK). Of all the guys he is the one that I felt like I never really got a true sense of who he was as a person. So I was really excited about Deep.

I am reading AmberLanae's post above and cracking up. I agree. He should have told Mal to mind his own fucking business sooner. I get that it's a "delicate" situation but Mal had no problem telling Ben what to do so Ben should have stepped up sooner.

I am jealous of all the beard down below talk. I mean, that sounds hot as hell. Put me in coach, where do I sign up, HOT.  Amber

What did you think about Lizzy?

Man, I really like Lizzy. She is a spitfire and I also notice we have a lot of the same flirting skills. hahahaah. She seems like she is a cool chick with a good head on her shoulders. She has always come across as a strong woman in all the books and I love that. I love that about Kylie's writing. Because I am a nerd I really do hope she goes back and gets her degree. I think independence is really important to her and it's one of the things I love about her. She handles her shit!  Amber

I love you AMBER!!! Just reading your responses. Brilliant! Anywho.....Lizzy. I liked her. She is one tough chick. And not tough like 'I'll beat your ass' but tough as like....I want to be with you Ben, but if you can't handle this baby thing....then sayonara! She was not clingy or needy or shit. I loved that she always told Ben how it is you know? She never held back. She was never afraid of his reactions. She was not dependent on him. This was AWESOME! AmberLanae

What was, in your opinion, the best part of Ben & Lizzy’s story?

I really liked all the texting and flirting between the two. Oh, man! I was swooning leading up the wedding night action. BUT-- aside from those exchanges what really made their story awesome was how genuine their friendship was for each other. I mean, these two really care about each other. You never not felt a connection between the two. That makes for great storytelling, when your characters practically pulse off the page at you. Amber

It's like Amber and I are simpatico! I totally felt the same. Loved the texting. Loved the friendship. Loved the connection that they made through time. LOVED the beard (snickers).  AmberLanae

Martha……yes or no?

If you would have asked me this in previous books I would have said HELL NO! but even though she is a bitch (her words not mine) she was just trying to protect her brother. In the end....I'm going to say YES! AmberLanae

OMG- Martha. You one cray beezy. Why you got to be so cray. It's easy to be like you a crazy beezy and you need to be SHUT down. But really, Martha is a tortured and troubled soul and there is nothing anyone could do to her that she hasn't already done to herself. Amber

Okay….now to the other guys. You know, David, Jimmy & Mal. Let’s play FKM (you know, Fuck Kill Marry)

This is easy! Fuck David (Hello Hotness!) Marry Jimmy (Swoon!) and Kill Mal (Ugh....he would drive me crazy!) AmberLanae

Can I have a go at them all. Pretty please with a cherry on top. I don't want to be a copy cat but..... Fuck David (although Ben/beard hair on the inner thighs....is that an option?) MARRY JIM(SWOON MOTHER EFFIN SWOOOOOOON) and Kill Mal ( I love you buddy, but you need to be put out for a while. Maybe just a sleeper hold). Amber

~OMG AMBER!!!! YEEEESSSSSSS. You are cracking me up! xoxo AmberLanae

Since some of the boys of Stage Dive are sprouting offspring….who’s next? David or Mal?

I think Mal. All of his crazy sex shenanigans are going to come back and bite him on the booty lol! AmberLanae

 I say Ev and David. Totally! Amber

Favorite Stage Dive book cover?

The blue (international) one for Play!! It's like a work of art.  Amber

I can't just pick one. I LOVE the cover of Deep. I mean HELLO!? It's Alex Minsky. 'Nuf said. But really....I could go on and on about him. I remember a time (last year) when I was messaging with Kylie and she was all excited about the cover of Deep. And I was all 'why?' and she spilled the beans to me. Like I got a FIRST PEEK! SWOON! We had been chatting and chatting about how hot he is and then BOOM! She got him. For a COVER. And guess who spilled the beans to him?? <---by him I mean Minsky. ME! That's right. I was chatting with him about doing a hump day hottie thing for a different blog I help on and I was all......'did you know/see that you are on the cover of this book called Deep by this super awesome Aussie author Kylie Scott??' He didn't....but I showed him. *sigh* a special place in my heart. AmberLanae

BUT <----That's right. I have another favorite cover. The original Lick. I meet Kylie at my first book signing ever and I'm pretty sure it was her first US signing. I went to see Karina Halle.....and I looked over and saw her setting up her table. I did a double take. 'Wait! is that Kylie Scott?? The writer of Lick?' and my friends where all 'Who??' and I explained the book to them and how awesome it was and blah blah blah. Anyway, I went over and introduced myself and helped her set up her table and bought her Starbucks (it was epic) AND I got my first ever signed book!!!! That's RIGHT! The first book I ever got that was signed by an author that I adored was Lick. *double sigh* super special place in my heart. AmberLanae

Totally Addicted

Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She's his best friend's little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he's not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible...but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

Stage Dive Series Reading Order

Lick (Book One)

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1LQBlbE

Play (Book Two)

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1EDFuqc

Lead (Book Three)

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1N35Jgb

Deep (Book Four)

Barnes & Noble:  http://bit.ly/1CT657M

About the Author
Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Blog Tour ~ Third Debt by Pepper Winters

More Jethro & Nila?  Yes Please!

Third Debt (Indebted #4) 
by Pepper Winters
Published April 16, 2015
ARC provided for honest review

“She healed me. She broke me. I set her free. But we are in this together. We will end this together. The rules of this ancient game can’t be broken.”

Nila Weaver no longer recognises herself. She’s left her lover, her courage, and her promise. Two debts down. Too many to go.

Jethro Hawk no longer recognises himself. He’s embraced what he always ran from, and now faces punishment far greater than he feared.

It’s almost time. It’s demanding to be paid.

The Third Debt will be the ultimate test... 

HOW HAD THIS happened?
Where did it all go so wrong?
Jethro was supposed to love me. I was supposed to love him.
Yet he’d given me over to his family. He’d bound the ropes, blindfolded my eyes, and gifted me to his kin.
“Know what time it is, Nila Weaver?” Daniel breathed in my ear.
I jerked away. The restraints around my body meant I couldn’t run, couldn’t fight; I couldn’t even see.
Oh, God.
Please don’t let them do this.
I wanted to scream for Jethro to save me. I wanted him to put an end to this and claim me once and for all. Didn’t our connection mean anything?
You know it’s all different now.
Ever since I’d returned to Hawksridge Hall, things had been different—horribly, horribly different.
The fire crackled in the billiards room where the Hawk men had been playing poker. The air was hot and muggy and laced with cognac fumes.
Tonight, I’d had plans to end whatever changed between Jethro and me forever.
But now…those plans had changed.
Kestrel ran his fingers over my collar. “Relax, little Weaver. It will all be over soon.”
Cut chuckled. “Yes, soon you can go to sleep and pretend none of this happened.”
My ears strained for one other voice. The voice of the man who controlled my heart even though he’d thrown it back in my face.
But only silence greeted me.
Daniel snickered, licking my cheek. “Time to pay, Weaver.”
Someone clapped and in a voice full of darkness and doom said, “It’s time for the Third Debt.”

I shook my head, my heart smarting with pain. “What happened to you?” I reached for him, wanting to clutch his forearm and reassure myself that our bond was still there.
With a sneer, he sidestepped, staying out of reach. “What happened to me?” Smiling coldly, he made me seem as if I were some idiot child asking for the universe’s secrets. “I got better. That’s what happened to me.”
“I don’t—I don’t understand. You weren’t ill.”
“You wouldn’t understand. No one can understand another’s problems. All you need to know is that I’m cured and I won’t make the same mistakes again.”
I took a step back, goosebumps scattering over my body. “Don’t say that. I’m in love with you. Something like that cannot be undone—”
“Love is a chemical imbalance, Ms. Weaver. I am no longer imbalanced.” He came closer. “Don’t get cold feet on your invitation. You promised you would come, and you don’t want to give me a reason to punish you so soon…do you?”
My skin pinpricked with panic. That sentence should’ve dripped with eroticism. But it wasn’t. It was cold…lifeless…like him.
Snapping his fingers, Jethro held out his hand. He kept his digits curled slightly so I couldn’t see the tattoo marks on the tips. “Come. I want to be back at Hawksridge before sunrise.”
Nila dropped the jumper onto the desk, cupping her breasts. “Does this count as acceptable to you?”
I couldn’t breathe.
Everything I’d been running from made my head pound, my cock beg, and the drugs in my system to fucking disintegrate.
What was it about her? Why did she have this control over me? And why was I utterly, ridiculously helpless around her?
God fucking help me.
Didn’t she know the more she antagonised me and made me slip, the more likely Cut would give her to Daniel and fucking slaughter me in my sleep? I wanted to strike her—hammer the precariousness of our situation home.
“Why did you bring me here?” she murmured, skirting the desk.
I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the hard pinpricks on her chest. She couldn’t be cold—not in this furnace. That meant she was turned on.
My mind instantly went to one question. Is she wet?
“Kes told you. Our secrets are now yours.”
“I don’t think that’s the only reason.” Closing the distance, she licked her bottom lip. “I think you wanted me off the estate, so you could have me without anyone seeing.” Her voice layered with sex and invitation. “You wanted me away from the cameras, so you could drop the act and show me the truth.”
I cleared my throat. “What truth?”
“That all of this is a lie. That you’re still the man I fell for—playing the same game you said you were sick of before I left.”
Shaking my head, I tried to clear my thoughts. “You’re once again delusional.” Swallowing hard, I ordered, “Go down to the sorting floor. I have a meeting to take care of—”
“No,” she breathed. “I’m not going anywhere until you stop being an asshole and show me the real you.” Closing the final distance, she stood beside me, crackling with mischief and lust.
Locking eyes, she undid the button and zipper of her jeans. “Don’t hide from me, Jethro. I can’t stay strong if you cut me out.”
My legs bunched to push the swivel chair backward. One heave and I could launch myself free and run from her web. But somehow, I couldn’t. I remained tethered in place; breathing fast, fear swamping my lungs.
She grabbed my wrist. “Don’t fight it. You can’t fight the inevitable.” Without a word, she pressed my hand into her trousers.

My Review
This book was exactly what I was looking for. After Second Debt....I was feeling a little ho hum. I was kind of over the whole back and forth between Nila & Jethro. I wanted to know what was wrong with him. I wanted her to finally figure out that he was only doing what he had to do to save her along with himself. I was feeling all kinds of meh until the end. The END!!! GAHHHHHH. She left. She escaped (not on her own....but still) and left him to an uncertain hell. Oh snap! I was hooked back in. Ready for more. Sign me up! lol :)
Third Debt had everything I needed. The most important being answers. There are a lot of answers in this book. It made me feel SO MUCH better to know. To understand what was happening and why. Things escalate quickly. Feelings evolve and bonds will be tested in one of the most 'Oh NO please don't let this happen' moment ever!! I have so much more respect for Nia in this book. Her strength of character really shines here. And Jethro. There is nothing sexier (in my mind) then a broken man who can show his vulnerability to those he loves. I am totally on board for the rest of this series. Not sure where else or what else Pepper can throw at me that she hasn't already....but I am more then ready & willing for the ride. No more doubts! No more meh! BRING IT ON!!
On a side note, I recently saw a teaser for the next book (Fourth Debt) and was surprised, in a good way, that it was about Vaughn & Jasmine. Did not see that coming but very excited to see where it goes. Also, there is a character introduced in this book that I'm wondering if he is getting his own book(s). Maybe Ruin & Rule? Not sure, but excited to find out. 

Series Reading Order
Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1) FREE

First Debt (Indebted #2)

Second Debt (Indebted #3)

Third Debt (Indebted #4)

PREORDER Fourth Debt (Indebted #5) NOW

About the Author
Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex.
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.

Her Dark Erotica books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

Her Grey Romance books include:

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New Release & Review ~ Do Not Disturb by A.R. Torre

Title: Do Not Disturb (Deanna Madden, #2)
Author: A. R. Torre (Alessandra Torre)
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Published: April 21st
ARC provided for honest review
My rules:
1. Don't leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don't kill anyone.
The rules were simple and I broke them.
Now I must face the consequences.
Everyone else must face me.

DND - teaser 2
DND - consequences

A dark psychological thrill ride!

The Girl In 6E, Deanna Madden, is breaking free of her self induced lock down. Tempting fate, and her hold on the need to kill, to emerge from 6E and live life outside. Jeremy is a huge catalyst for this change. Though she knows she is not cured, she finds it easier and easier to walk among us. Going on dates, shopping around the corner. Trying to slowly get her life back.....without hacking off someones head. It's harder then she thought it would be, but Deanna is determined.

She is still camming (and there is a terrific scene between her and Jeremy regarding this) and that is where a dangerous predator awaits. Stalking her, obsessing about her, planning on making her HIS. This guy makes the last guy she killed look like Polly Anna <---creep factor just went up!
Little does he know who he is dealing with and that maybe it's him that should be very afraid. As they play a cat & mouse game Deanna & Jeremy become closer. Will Deanna be able to save not only herself, but those that she has started to love? 

WOW!! Loved this book. Kick ass (literally) girl, sexy strong (and sweet) love interest, creepy evil doer AND scene stealing best friend <---- her computer expert Mike. Who I would LOVE to get his own story. For reals Alessandra!! Please write his story!!! This book had me on pins and needles till the very end. Intense and nerve wracking. I devoured it. 

If you love mind games, tough heroines, twists & turns, I would highly recommend Do Not Disturb (only if you've read Girl In 6E frist)

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written nine novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.
Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.
From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.

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