Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up 133


Nomi’s Weekly Wrap Up is a combined meme with the Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Braine @ Talk Supe and Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I’ll share news, post a recap of the past week and tell you what will be happening on my blog in the week ahead. I will also tell you about the books and goodies that I have managed to pick up.
The kids were back at school this week, so I was able to catch up on some blogging stuff. I am still behind on posts, but I hope to have them done in the next week or so; they are written up, I just have to build the post for them to go in!

I spent a bit of time browsing Amazon this week… I picked up a few books on special… My 1-click button got used a bit! Oh well!

Otherwise, it was a week of normal stuff: work, netball training, more work and netball/football. My winters are busy!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Excerpt/Giveaway ~ Falling Deep by Diana Gardin

Falling Deep has now been released. Check out this excerpt and enter the giveaway below!!
Title: Falling Deep
Author: Diana Gardin
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: April 7th 2015

Reed Hopewell is a lot of things to a lot of people . . .

To his parents, he's the son who needs to get serious. To his friends, he's the player they all want to be. And to his fans, he's the hottest rocker in Charleston. But never has Reed been anyone's hero-until the night he finds Hope.

Hope Dawson can count the number of men she trusts on one hand. Definitely not the guys she goes out with or the stepfather who treats her like property. She'd be out of his house tomorrow if not for the need to protect her little sister. But when things at home go from bad to worse, Hope has to act fast-and Reed is the only person she can turn to . . .
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Review ~ Rellik by Teresa Mummert

Title: Rellik
Author: Teresa Mummert
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Published: October 28th 2014

Rellik Bentley is to die for.

He can have any woman he wants and they will do anything to be with him. He uses and abuses them like drugs and tosses them out with the trash. The only thing he gives a f*ck about is his music. That is, until Ella Leighton walks into his life and stumbles upon one of his darkest secrets. In the midst of doing damage control, he begins to obsess over the mysterious woman who wants absolutely nothing to do with him.

Rellik won’t take no for an answer.
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This was just fantastic!! When I started reading it, I thought it was going to be about the bad boy and lead singer of a band falling in love with the girl he rescued… but it was waaaay more than that! Twist after twist was thrown in and my jaw kept hitting the floor! It was definitely not like anything I had read before!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Review ~ The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

The Virgin Romance NovelistTitle: The Virgin Romance Novelist
Author: Meghan Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 2nd 2015

Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch...

Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave?

God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch.

I’m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can’t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience.

My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups.

But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected…
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I read the description to this book first and thought was ‘this sounds like a bit of fun!’ And because I have read and loved the first two books in Meghan’s Bourbon series, I was excited to give this one a go too. The Virgin Romance Novelist was quite an amusing read as I followed Rosie, as she explored her sexuality and the dating world.

Swoon Thursday #137 – Rellik by Teresa Mummert

Swoon Thursday is a super HOT meme created by the fabulous girls over at YA Bound.
Author: Teresa Mummert
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Published: October 28th 2014
Mmm... I loved getting to know Ryder - hot, sexy and dangerous!!

Our eyes searched each other’s, the green ripping my heart out with every beat, as I slowly lowered my mouth to hers. Her lips were soft and I pressed harder against her as I inhaled the sweet memory of cherry ChapStick. Her head tilted as lips parted to allow me access. My hand fell from her arm to her lower back as I pulled her body tight against mine, my tongue sweeping over her lower lip as I drank her in. Her own tongue pressed back against mine, deepening our kiss. She wasn’t timid and her urgency pulled me into the moment and out of my thoughts. I kept my fingers tangled in her hair as my other hand moved lower, sliding over her ass. Her own hands were on my sides, holding me against her, the evidence of how much I wanted her pressed against her stomach. She wasn’t wearing a bra and her nipples hardened against me.

~ Kindle Page 100

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Release Day Review ~ Meet Me in the Dark by J.A. Huss

Title: Meet Me in the Dark
Author: J.A. Huss
Genre: Dark Suspense
Published: April 15th 2015

Eight years ago, Merric Case—AKA Merc, freelance assassin—was sent to rescue a sixteen year old girl from a Wyoming-based militia group on Christmas Eve. A new life, new friends, and a whole lot of new money came out of that job. But a choice had to be made that night, and the girl he should’ve saved was left behind.

Sydney Channing was collateral damage in more ways than one when the rescue she expected turned into an eight-year nightmare filled with lies, sexual servitude, and mind manipulation. Case’s last threat gave her hope that one day he’d be back—even if it was just to kill her.

And now Merc is back. But he’s not here to save Sydney. His job is to pick through her damaged psyche and find the truth using whatever means necessary. Sex, drugs, lies, and love. Those are his weapons of choice. And when Merric Case takes aim—he never misses the target.
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Meet Me in the Dark is a dark, intense and crazy read! I am used to J.A. Huss writing books that mess with my head, but this one certainly took the cake! Merc and Sydney’s journey was an exhilarating ride, had me cringing in places but I could see it building into something incredible.

Waiting On Wednesday # 136 – Lux & Kane

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Lux (The Nocte Trilogy, #3)Author: Courtney Cole
Series: The Nocte Trilogy #3
Genre: New Adult
Expected Publication: May 2015


My name is Calla Price and I’m broken.

My pieces are all around me, floating on the wind, even as I desperately try to grasp them.

Who is dead? Alive? Insane?

What is the truth?

I don’t know.

I do know this: The darkness is strangling me. With every breath, I choke on another lie.

My mind has protected me, but that shield will soon be lowered.

All will be revealed.
Every answer to every question.

It’s all been leading to this.

Don’t be afraid.
Be terrified.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review/Excerpt ~ Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Secret (Beautiful Bastard, #4)
Title: Beautiful Secret
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 14th 2015


New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Christina Lauren’s Beautiful and Wild Seasons series hook up in Beautiful Secret for an erotic intercontinental romp that celebrates the best of both worlds!

When Ruby Miller’s boss announces he’s sending her on an extended business trip to New York City, she’s shocked. As one of the best and brightest young engineers in London, she knows she’s professionally up to the task. The part that’s throwing her is where she’ll be spending a month up close and personal working alongside—and staying in a hotel with—Niall Stella, her firm’s top urban planning executive and The Hottest Man Alive. Despite her ongoing crush, Ruby is certain Niall barely knows she’s alive…until their flirty overnight flight makes him sit up and take notice.

Not one for letting loose and breaking rules, recently divorced Niall would describe himself as hopeless when it comes to women. But even he knows outgoing California-girl Ruby is a breath of fresh air. Once she makes it her mission to help the sexy Brit loosen his tie, there’s no turning back. Thousands of miles from London, it’s easy for the lovers to play pretend. But when the trip is over, will the relationship they’ve built up fall down?
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All the guys from the Beautiful series have had strong dominant personalities, so it was kind of refreshing to meet Niall, confident in the boardroom, but completely reserved when it comes to anything regarding emotions and intimacy. Ruby was the more determined and controlling person in this slow building romance, and was patient with Niall as he figured out what he wanted both in a relationship and the bedroom.

Teaser Tuesday #139 – One Love by Lili St. Germain

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
One Love
Lili St. Germain
Series: Gypsy Brothers #7
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Published: December 14th 2014
This was a thrilling ending to this series!! I love Julz and Jase.

“I don’t want to die,” I say quietly. “But if it’s me or those girls, I’ll die without another thought. Elliot’s already given up everything for me. Everything. His whole life, Jase. I can’t let a little girl and her mother die because I lived.”

~ Kindle Loc 907

Monday, April 13, 2015

Review ~ One Love by Lili St. Germain

Title: One Love
Author: Lili St. Germain
Series: Gypsy Brothers #7
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Published: December 14th 2014

*The final book in the #1 iBooks bestselling Gypsy Brothers series*

Will Julz complete her mission for vengeance against the Gypsy Brothers? Or is Dornan still one step ahead?

More shocking secrets will come to light and lives will be lost in this final, devastating instalment of the Gypsy Brothers series.
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I am speechless! There was so much that happened in One Love and I loved reading every moment of it! It was intense, calculating and frightening! I was flicking the pages, hoping things would work out, but things were getting worse before it even looked like getting better.