Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kidnapping the Brazilian Tycoon

Addison Reed lost her fiancĂ©, but she’ll do whatever it takes to protect his legacy. When the gorgeous and arrogant landowner, Brazilian millionaire Bruno Duarte, who is thwarting her at every turn, refuses to meet with her, she puts her plan into action. He will listen to her.  
Bruno’s plan was simple: return to Brazil and marry to fulfill his father’s dying wish. But when his engagement crumbles, and he’s then stranded with an idealistic woman hell-bent on saving a tribe of people on his land, he sees the perfect solution. If his feisty and passionate abductor agrees to a bogus marriage, he’ll relocate the tribe.
With the Brazilian heat rivaling the growing heat of their desire, will Bruno and Addison abandon their respective plans and give in to each other, or will their differences tear them apart?

***received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review***

Let's start with this cover! I mean - WOW! (I adore how Romance books can have these cheesy titles! They always make me giggle!) Don't let that steer you from this book. Intense, hot and made me feel like I was sitting on the beaches in Brazil! This book was filled with everything but cheese!

 This is a first for me from Carmen Falcone. And I was beyond pleased. Carmen's take on enemies to lovers in this book was fun and intriguing. Addie has such pain and sorrow behind her mission that her drastic measures to obtain her goals make your heart ache. Mix a brooding, sexy Brazilian billionaire in the mix who needs her to successfully pull of his plan - this is bound to be a disaster of epically hot proportions. The physical attraction is instantaneous, but both Bruno and Addie have their own reasons for not giving into the lust.

"I was torn between slapping your face or kissing you. I went with kidding you because, you know, I'm a pacifist."
"Make love and not war is always a good motto."

I loved every up in the story. I loved every stolen touch, every stolen glance and the grand gestures. I love all these moments almost as much as the bumps. The bumps were so much fun. Bruno and Addie are snarky and ultra sassy - and I love every second of it. These two really felt like a real couple. 

"Addie, meu amor, for a wife of convenience, you're very inconvenient."

You get your HEA in the end, and with a cast of lovable and enticing supporting characters, I can easily see reading about Bruno's siblings. An easy 4 for Carmen and her Brazilian Tycoon! I would LOVE to know who she envisioned as Bruno! This is who I read him as! 

Now let's show Carmen some LOVE!!!

Anticipated in August

Indiscretion: Volume 1
Elisabeth Grace
Series: Indiscretion #1
Release date: August 4th
(Indiscretion #2 - NO COVER YET - Releases August 18th) 
F*ck and chuck. Pump and dump. Hit it and quit it. One night stand. Didn’t matter how I branded it—that’s all she had wanted it to be. That much was clear when she left me with my pants down and my dick still out.

What she hadn’t counted on was fate intervening and our worlds colliding—again.

The day I showed back up in the life of Chloe Griffins, I knew I had to have her again. My body was hungry for another taste. Like an addict, I’d been craving another hit for months, and there she was—flesh and bone, tits and ass.

The fact that she worked for the competition should’ve been reason enough for me to leave her alone. I had a job to do that summer and f*cking Chloe wasn’t part of it. But I was like a man possessed.

I’d do whatever it took to have her again

All For This
Lexi Ryan
Series: Here and Now #3
Release Date: Aug 4th
What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life?

That’s what they’re telling me about the day of my accident—the day I put on Max’s ring and chose him over Nate. I’m counting on the wisdom behind a decision I don’t remember making.

Max is amazing—sexy, sweet, and kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my future after all. Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded. If I’m going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or at least answers from about those five days before my accident.

But what does my future hold if those answers aren’t anything like I imagined?


Mortal Danger
Ann Aguirre
Series: The Immortal Game #1
Release date: August 5th
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Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn't imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She's not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he's impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly... bad things are happening. It's a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil's bargains, she isn't sure who—or what--she can trust. Not even her own mind...

Blood Games
Chloe Neill
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #10
Release Date: Aug 5th
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While Merit didn’t choose to become a vampire or Sentinel of Cadogan House, she vowed to fight for her House and its Master, and she’s managed to forge strong alliances with powerful supernaturals across Chicago. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet...

A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. The CPD hasn’t been able to track the assailant, and as the body count rises, the city is running out of options. Vampires and humans aren’t on great terms, but murder makes for strange bedfellows. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target?

Jennifer Armentrout
Series: Lux #5
Release Date: Aug 5th
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Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

Ugly Love
Colleen Hoover
Release Date: Aug 5th
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When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

Sinful Rewards 2: A Billionaires and Bikers Novella
Cynthia Sax
Series: A Billionaires and Bikers Novella #2

Release Date: Aug 12th
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Belinda "Bee" Carter isn't quite sure what she's gotten herself into. She's been receiving mysterious messages from a secret admirer who is sending her more and more erotic dares. Each time she fulfills his desires, she gets rewarded. She's convinced that her mystery texter is one of two super-hot men—Nicolas, the handsome billionaire, or Hawke, the sexy biker—but she can't tell which one it is. And she's coming to realize that beneath her peaches-and-cream exterior beats a heart that longs to play out all of her most secret fantasies.

As the stakes are raised again, will Bee succumb to the sensual allure of this latest dare?

Whatcha Gonna Do WIth a Cowboy
Jodi Linton
Series: Laney Briggs #2

Release Date: Aug 18th

Some cowboys are worth getting dirty for.
In her latest adventure, sassy Deputy Laney Briggs discovers the local high school football coach passed out under the stadium bleachers wearing nothing but a smile…and his wife’s lingerie.
Things really start to get wild when she runs into the smoking hot Federal Marshal, Colt Larsen, snooping around the Granger’s house. The Marshal is on the hunt for the coach’s wife, who is nowhere to be found. Quicker than a cold snap comes and goes in Texas, Laney finds herself up to her eyeballs in a case involving a ruthless motorcycle gang, a Mexican drug cartel, a kidnapping, and a shoot-out to rival the O.K. Corral.

In over their heads, Laney calls in the big guns—her very own Texas Ranger, Gunner Wilson, who’s ready to fulfill every last one of her desires. But as things heat up between them, the stakes get higher than ever, and Gunner’s help may not be enough for Laney to get out alive…

Kelley Armstrong
Series: Cainsville #2
Release Date: Aug 19th
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Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.

Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel’s past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia’s convinced it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago—the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed.

The Revenge of Seven
Pittacus Lore
Series: Lorien Legacies #5
Release Date: Aug 26th
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The worst was supposed to be over. We were reunited after a decade apart. We were discovering the truth of our past. We were training and getting stronger every day. We were even happy...

We never imagined the Mogodorians could turn one of our own against us. We were fools for trusting Five. And now Eight is lost forever. I would do anything to bring him back, but that's impossible. Instead, I will do whatever it takes to destroy every last one of them.

I've spent my entire life hiding from them, and they've stolen everything away from me. But that stops now. We're going to take the battle to them. We have a new ally who knows their weaknesses. And I finally have the power to fight back.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.

Number Two in England.

Number Three in Kenya.

And Number Eight in Florida.

They killed them all.

I am Number Seven.

I will make them pay.

The Beautiful Ashes
Jeaniene Frost
Series: Broken Destiny #1
Release Date: Aug 26th
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In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

Adrian might have turned his back on those who raised him, but that doesn't mean he can change his fate…no matter how strong a pull he feels toward Ivy. Together they search for the powerful relic that can save her sister, but Adrian knows what Ivy doesn't: that every step brings Ivy closer to the truth about her own destiny, and a war that could doom the world. Sooner or later, it will be Ivy on one side and Adrian on the other. And nothing but ashes in between…

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Little Things

Everything in Duke Grayson’s life was all he could ever ask for: A loving family, loyal friends, a beautiful girlfriend, and a scholarship to his top choice college. It’s his senior year of high school, and all he needs is to focus on his grades, lacrosse, and keeping his girlfriend happy. That is until Raya walks into his life. 

From the moment they meet, Duke is drawn to her, not only for her natural beauty and her stunning crystal blue eyes, but because he’s aware there’s more to this girl than just his alluring pull to her. He senses secrecy and fear. 

Throughout the year, their bond grows stronger, and his feelings for her become undeniable. Just when he is about to express his love, tragedy strikes and Raya disappears. 

For six years, Duke is tortured by his struggles, as he’s unable to find her and blames himself for failing to protect her. Until the day, she’s found, and he’s given a second chance. Will Duke become her beacon of hope and make her see that it’s the little things that make life worthwhile? Can Raya overcome her fears and fight against the terrors that haunt her? Or will her dark and torturous past be too much for her to battle against? 

***Received a copy for an honest review***

I loved the story. It was deep and dark and different from most romances you read these days. I eagerly turned pages to find out the whereabouts of each character. It's characters like this that make reading feel so real to me. I felt like I was there with Duke, Rob and Melanie praying for her safe return. 

The story was such a powerful one that I was surprised how long it took to get really going. It was interesting to see the progress of writing style throughout the book. Usually, I can see an author's writing improve with each book - but it was fun to see it happen within this book. By the end, I was eager for the next one to come out! 

Duke is just an all-around awesome guy from his respect of his relationship to Mel to his undying love for Raya. I was rooting for him from the beginning. Mel is the epitome of what you would think is a total B****, but she is sweet as pie. (Almost too sweet! But I know this is what Raya needs - heck it is what we all need as girls in high school... I guess, with the epidemic of 'mean girls' - Mel's kindness seems unreal) I hope we see Mel find her HEA in future books by Madison Street. 

Overall, I give this book a strong 3.5 stars. If you are looking for a romance like nothing you are used to, give this book a go! I would love to know what you think when you are done!!! 

Let's show Madison SOME LOVE! 


Cover Reveal 

The Lost One By Liz Lovelock 

Release Date : 10th September 2014

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My name is Melodi White, I had a dream once like every other girl does. Then 

one day, my dream was torn to shreds, by my sister’s evil boyfriend, Jacob. 

It’s been three years since she was ripped from my life. She wasn’t just any 

Deciding to follow our childhood dream of moving to New York, I head for a 

life of adventure and fun. A night on the town and I find myself wrapped in the 

arms of one gorgeous, drop-dead-sexy man, Corban. He has literally swept 

me off my feet, taken my breath away with a single kiss and left me wanting 

Corban Andrews, CEO of Case Construction, rich, sexy and ravishing is set 

to make my world come undone. I allow myself to put my trust in him, but will 

his rules and my trust issues let us explore what we could have together? It’s 

When a blast from my past reappears, I know I may be pushed so far down 

the rabbit hole, Corban and I just may not survive. It all comes down to 

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sister; no, she was my twin, my best friend.

more, a feeling completely alien to me.

either that or am I at risk of staying lost and alone.

survival and choices. I have no idea which I will choose.

Character Cast

Author Bio

She's from bright sunny Queensland, Australia. She has always been a 

reader. When she was little she would be up late reading Garfield and Asterix 

comic books and also Footrot Flats. When she hit high school she read 

Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden and from there her love 

of books continued to grow. She always has a book to read beside her bed 

along with a note book for when inspiration hits at those crazy hours. 

She is a stationary addict and a one click addict. She loves everything books 

and authors and of course loves chocolate and lollies to keep her going. 


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Melinda Harris & Characters Innterview!

1) What is your favorite book of all time? 
Melinda: Oh, the pressure! It's no secret I'm an Austen fan, but a romance writer liking Jane Austen is kind of given, is it not? Honestly, I fall in love with a new book every week. There are too many amazing authors out there. I can't imagine trying to choose only one favorite.
2) The men in your books - do you write what you know?
Melinda: Yes and no. I have muses in some cases, but my characters usually end up being a good combination of familiar and unknown. I enjoy venturing out of my comfort zone with characters, trying on new personalities and feeling those emotions. I love the compassion and understanding that comes along with that process. It's my favorite part of writing.
3) With the Fangirl series, how many do you plan to write?
Melinda: As of right now, there will be four (one for each girl) and possibly a novella.
Are you writing from the girls of Delia or will you venture to the men of the London? (Reaching for Ollie!!)
Melinda: Swoon. I'm in love with Ollie too, but I honestly haven't given much thought to writing books about The London Boys. I'm not saying it won't happen, but I don't have it in my sights at the moment. Let's just never know.
4) Who is your real "Ethan?"
Melinda: I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. ;-) No seriously, I'm always hesitant to tell people this because what if you're not a fan? Then Ethan may be ruined for you, and I certainly don't want that. Ethan is whoever you want him to be. That's the beauty of reading, right? Right? Can we still be friends? Pretty please?
5) How do you feel about dog-earred books? 
Melinda: As opposed to bookmarks, I assume? If yes, then I would say I have zero problems with dog-earred books. I own several books where I have dog-earred the pages of my favorite parts. That way, whenever I need a fix, I can pick it up and go directly where I want to be. Sometimes that results in me reading the entire book again for the millionth time, but there's not a thing wrong with that either.
6) Are London Boys based off a real group like Ethan was? 
Melinda: Not really. And if I'm being completely honest, boy bands aren't really my thing these days. But you know what? I found myself listening to various boy band songs while writing certain scenes, and there may or may not have been a few spontaneous dance breaks.
7) What is the best fangirl moment you've had? Either as the fan or the receiver) 
Melinda: I've been blessed with a few of these on both sides, but the one that immediately comes to mind was when my sister surprised me with a copy of "You Never Know" signed by "the real Ethan Grant". I cried like a baby when she gave it to me. It is definitely a prized possession and something I will cherish for the rest of my days.
8) This question is for Sydney - Do you still hate boats? 
Sydney: No, but don't tell Simon. I think he likes it when he feels like he's protecting me. Plus, he has these adorably sexy ways of helping me overcome my fears. Be jealous, ladies. Be very, very jealous.
9) This question is for Lacey - Have you retired your pearls for good? 
Lacey: I think so. Shedding that familiar layer was like cutting the final tie to my parents. It was scary, but it felt good. I'm comfortable in my skin for the first time in my life, and I have my sweet Sydney to thank for that. That girl's so much smarter than she gets credit for.
10) This question is for Ollie - What is your favorite flavor of Ben & Jerry's? (Girls gotta plan if you ever tire of Lacey! LOL) 
Ollie: Depends on who I'm licking it off of, my lovelies. Have to see what flavor pairs best with yours. Care to do some research?

Enemies on Tap (A Sweet Salvation Novel)

Brewing up trouble one pint at a time.

Enemies ...After years away, Miranda Sweet returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family's brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her lover-turned-enemy, Logan. What's a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her?

Lovers ...Logan Martin can't believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn't know is that he needs the land her brewery is on--and he'll do whatever it takes to get it.

An Irresistible Combination ...Their wager becomes a battle between their attraction and their determination to win. But it's in each other's arms that they realize there might be more at stake now than their bet. With the town against the Sweet Salvation Brewery's success, Logan has to choose between what's expected of him and what he really wants.

This is my first Avery Flynn novel, and it is a safe bet to say it will not be my last. (Especially when it comes to Salvation! Gotta love them Sweet Triplets!) I stumbled upon Avery while participating in an online release party. Her talent with creating stories like this one was a SWEET discovery. (Pun intended!!!) 

Miranda Sweet comes from the small town of Salvation where Ruby Sue's pecan pie and the hatred between the Martin's and Sweet's are Salvation staples in life. Miranda and her 2 sisters left town with the intention of never returning. The last name of Sweet held a stigma none of the Sweet girls wanted. After the passing of their Uncle Julian, they were the not so proud owners of 'Sweet Salvation Brewery.' When she finds that Logan still lived in town she decided, "Pretty blondes in poorly made horror movies had better odds of survival than Miranda." 

Avery couldn't have penned it better when she penned this gem to give you a better idea of the tension between the Sweet's and Martin's: "West Virginia had the Hatfields and the McCoys. Shakespeare had the Capulets and the Montagues. Salvation had the Martins and the Sweets." In order for Miranda to turn the brewery around and be able to return to her life OUTSIDE of Salvation, she needed Logan's help. Logan wasn't the helpful kind. (No Martin was!) 
"You're a pompous ass and a double-dealing scoundrel."
"Such flattery." He pressed his palms to his cheeks. "I do believe I'm blushing"
Truces are a funny thing. Logan and Miranda had so much going on with their day-to-day, they find comfort in spending time together during their truces. When the truce was done, they were back to fighting. 
"Swords of dueling pistols in the morning?"
She knew it and he knew it. Their roles in the ongoing Salvation drama were set, and they had no choice but to play the parts assigned. 
"Swords, of course."
We all know I am a sucker for small town novels. I love the characters. Ruby Sue and her pecan pie was my favorite. Her words of wisdom shined throughout this story. 
"Look." Ruby Sue poked him in the arm with a surprisingly strong jab. "If an old lady knows anything, it's that fate loves to spit in the eye of idiots who think they have everything figured out."
Stubborn is the single word to describe these two! And I wouldn't have had it any other way. Suddenly, Salvation started to feel like home. Being a Sweet was something she became proud of, and nobody was going to stop her. They may try to shut the brewery down, but they won't run this Sweet out of Salvation. "She hadn't just drunk the Salvation Kool-Aid - she'd started to brew her own." 

I just adored this story of second chances at first love, family pride, a strong sense of community and good beer! The HEA was perfect and pairs nicely with a brew named, "One Sweet Proposal!" 

"This isn't just an itch we're trying to scratch, Sweetling."...
"It's not about our families or this shortsighted town."...
"This is about you and me."...

Now let's show Avery Flynn some SWEET SWEET Love! 

Cat's Take on LOST IN ME...

First and foremost, I must send a big THANK YOU to Kristyn for making me stop what I was doing and reading this AMAZING book!!! I am going to skip over the BLURB, if you need to know, check out Kristyn's awesome review of this book: CLICK HERE - YOU KNOW YOU WANNA! On to the book!

Amnesia is tough. Especially when you wake up engaged to a man you have lusted since before you knew what lust really was - but don't remember dating him. It's even tougher when you wake up to another sexier man who can play your body like it is his sole purpose in like.

Okay, maybe that doesn't sound tough from the outside. All the unanswered questions and fuzzy dreams that Hanna is experiencing is too much. An accidental fall down the stairs causes Hanna to wake up 50 pounds lighter and a totally different woman than she was 11 months earlier. Will she ever get her memories back?

Lexi writes these characters that tug at your heart strings! I hurt when Hanna hurts. I swoon when Lizzy watches Nate. I feel the uncertainty that Nix feels about the "accident." Let me introduce you to the people you will fall in love with when you pick up this book.

Maximillian Halloweell is the epitome of perfection. Personal trainer who owns his own gym and sexy as all get out. Hanna admires him from a distance as he admires all the pretty 'skinny' girls around. When she wakes up - Max is no different from her idea of perfection - except, he is hers! *insert swooning fanigirl moment here* (I will admit, something about him rubs me the wrong way - from page one...I still don't know why! I'd still make out with this fictional hottie though!) Max has lines for days and is the giver of the rock sitting on Hanna's ring finger. "I know you don't remember. I'll win your heart all over again if I have to." How does a girl not get weak in the knees with lines like this?

Only reason to NOT go weak in the knees is this Hulk tattoo wearing Rock God, who goes by the name of Nate Crane. "God concentrated sexiness and gave it to the world though Nate Crane's voice. The boy could melt the panties off a nun" Unsure as to how she knows this man, or his place since she is so clearly engaged to Max.
"Do I know you?" I ask. 
He lets out a huff and stares at the starlit sky.  "Yeah. You know." When he drops his gaze back to meet mine, his eyes are moist with unshed tears. "I'm the idiot who's in love with you."
In love with me? "But, I'm engaged."
Secrets are revealed, and memories are starting to show themselves. Scones are being baked and lattes are being made all while wedding dresses are being tried on. 
By the last page, I wanted TWO THINGS:
1) To be a part of this world. I wanted to be a groupie to Asher and Nate. Friends with Lizzy, Nix and all the girls. Spend girls nights drinking chocolate martinis. I want to kiss Nate, smack Meredith and find out about the accident. 
2) To read book TWO! 

I can't tell you about the pregnancies, the silent partners, the trips to LA or the tapered candle incident. You will need to pick up this book and thank me later! I will send your thanks to Kristyn who has my undying gratitude for getting me to read this FIVE STAR BOOK!!! 
Now let's so Lexi Ryan some LOVE!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Book Nerd's Dozen - Madison Street

Today we welcome MADISON STREET. Amazon tells us: Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After 9/11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country.

During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she's on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog.
Besides writing, her second passion is music and dance. Even though she's a terrible singer, she'll still belt it out in the shower, especially if the song is her jam! She currently resides in Virginia with her husband of 8 years, 2 children, a dog, and a cat. She is so excited to start this amazing journey and is honored to be part of such a compassionate and loving community.

Waiting in line at Starbucks, what are you ordering? What name do you give? 
Madison: Well, you know the funny thing is I actually don’t like Starbucks coffee. I prefer the real deal coffee straight from Columbia. That’s what I grew up drinking. However, I absolutely love the hot chocolate from Starbucks, so I usually order the Venti hot chocolate with whip cream and a marble pound cake slice. Yum!! I might go get some right now! Who cares if it’s 90 degrees today! Ha!

Who was your first book boyfriend? 
Madison:My first will always be Mr. Darcy from Pride & Prejudice. I read that book when I was 14 years old and have loved him ever since. I think his character are what other current book boyfriends strive to be. Mr. Darcy is witty, sexy, rich, mysterious, handsome, rugged, smoldering, but he’s also gentle, graceful, proper, brave, honest, and smoldering!!! Yup, 15 years later and I still love him! LOL

Last song you couldn't get enough of?
Madison: I just discovered Chandelier by Sia and it’s been on replay for the past week. I even have my husband listening to it. And I actually thought of a new story so I might start plotting a whole new book pretty soon.

At this very moment, do your socks match?
Madison: I hate wearing socks! But when I do wear them they don’t match…what’s the point of matching socks?? No one sees them cuz my shoes hide them!

Dog-earring: okay or unforgivable?
Madison: Ha!! Not my style! That is just trifling!

What is your super power?
Madison: Hmmm….tough question. My super power is the ability to get my husband to do whatever I want. Seriously…no matter how hard he tries to withstand my pouty lips or my puppy dog eyes, he ALWAYS caves and he hates it! He always says to me, “You’re lucky I love you.” LOL

Dog person or cat person?
Madison: A little bit of both. I have a dog and a cat and I treat them both like my children.

Madison: Juicy bootie!!! Hahaha!!!!

If you had to leave one piece of advice for the next generation, what would it be?
Juicy Bootie: Hmm another good question. No matter what life throws at you always remember, every day is a second chance.

Tell me about your best author fangirl moment! (Either one you had or one someone had with you!) 
Madison: I’ve never had a moment happen to me but as a reader I went to a book signing in March and I got to meet Jake Wilson, the muse for Hilary Storm. That man is so freaking hot and I got to take a picture with him. He pulled me into his rock hard chest and squeezed me and holy hell, he smelled so good!! I even got to kiss his cheek and feel his muscles!! LOL never forget that day!!

Are the men in your stories your ideal? Do you write them based off of someone? 
Madison: Duke, the hero in my story is the splitting image of my husband, even the physical descriptions are identical. I try to base male characters off of men that I’ve met as I try to make my story as real as possible.

Now, this one is important... Do you return your buggy to it's proper location after grocery shopping?
Madison: Ha!! Guilty as charged! I always leave it in the parking lot by my car unless the cart return area is close to me…I mean, come on now..I’m lazy and I’ll be the first to admit that.

And finally, for the last and final question in your Book Nerd's Dozen:
Can you leave us fans with some juicy tidbit? A secret? (WE WON'T TELL!) A pet peeve?
Madison: A huge pet peeve of mine is seeing all of the “Ranting” on Facebook. I think people have forgotten what FB was actually designed for. It’s not for telling the whole world about your personal issues or dislikes. It’s about being able to connect with love ones or to meet and network with colleagues, to talk about similar interests and bond with those who enjoy what you enjoy. I’m so tired of seeing all the negativity on social media and it’s put a hinder on my own pages. I just don’t log on as much as I used to but hopefully one day, that’ll all change.