Audio Slave Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Title: An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir

Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Listening Library

Pub Date: April 2015
Story Rating: 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 Stars

Our thoughts...

Captivating ~ Perseverance ~ Inner Strength

Do not judge this by its Young Adult label. The plot and writing are far beyond the YA stereotype that so many non-YA-loving people fear. An Ember in the Ashes is rich, complex and unlike anything I was anticipating. Sabaa Tahir does not waste a single moment in this book. There are no fillers, no lagging scenes, no parts worth skipping. I was constantly feeling anxious while reading this, not necessarily due to foreboding suspense, but also because of pure excitement; the chapter endings, in particular, left me with a tense sort of masochistic joy.

Review & Giveaway: Searching for Always by Jennifer Probst

Title: Searching for Always
Author: Jennifer Probst

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Pocket Books

Pub Date: June 30, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars

Our thoughts...
Strong ~ Loving ~ Scared

I’ve been a fan of contemporary romance since I was 14 years old. Jennifer Probst is one of my top three favorite authors in this genre. Jennifer’s recent release, Searching For Always had me smiling from beginning to end. As a yoga teacher I’ve been dying to hear Arilyn’s story, and it did not disappoint!  Probst takes her readers on a journey full of life, every situation in the book is something that could happen to you, or a friend.

Release Blitz and Excerpt: Spin and Ruin Bundle: CD Reiss


Due to popular demand and in anticipation of RULE, the grand finale of the series....…Books One & Two in CD Reiss's hit mafia series,
Songs of Corruption Series are bundled into one set!  

That’s right. Spin & Ruin are together for ONLY 99c! (normally over $7)


Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Priest by Sierra Simone

Priest cover


There are many rules a priest can't break. A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God. I've always been good at following rules. Until she came. My name is Tyler Anselm Bell. I'm twenty-nine years old. Six months ago, I broke my vow of celibacy on the altar of my own church, and God help me, I would do it again. I am a priest and this is my confession. 

 ***Priest is a standalone, full-length novel with an HEA. For mature audiences only.**

Release Day Blitz: The Allure of Julian Lefray by R.S. Grey

Title: The Allure of Julian Lefray
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: June 29, 2015
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Subject: Justin Timberlake Nudes!

Lily, you predictable perv. I knew you’d open this email faster if I tempted you with a glimpse of JT's “PP”. Well, put your pants back on and grab some bubbly because I have much better news to share.


As of tomorrow, I’ll be the new executive assistant at Lorena Lefray Designs. I am SO excited, but there’s one itty bitty problem: I won’t be Lorena’s assistant. I’ll be working for her older brother, Julian.

I know what you're thinking- "But Jo, what’s the problem?"

Google him. Now. He’s the man in the fitted navy suit whose face reminds you that there’s hope yet for this cruel, ugly world. Keep scrolling…Do you see those dimples? Yup. That’s the Julian Lefray I will be reporting to tomorrow morning.

Lord, help us all...

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

Review: Priest by Sierra Simone

Title: Priest
Author: Sierra Simone

Genre: Erotica
Publisher: Sierra Simone

Pub Date: June 29, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars

Our thoughts...
Erotic ~ Confusion ~ Forbidden

WOWZA! This book was smoking. I didn’t grow up in the Catholic Church but I have a completely different view of the church now. I must confess:  I was recently at a Catholic mass (keep in mind while reading this book) my thoughts were not pure!