Secret Confessions: Backstage – Kelly by Shona Husk ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@ShonaHusk, @EscapePublisher, @HarlequinAUS)

I read the Secret Confessions: Backstage series back in August, and I have only posted one of the reviews on my blog. I decided that now was a great time to bring you the rest of the reviews, since they are now out in a bundle! Kelly is a M/M book and it was really hot!
Title: Secret Confessions: Backstage - Kelly 
Author: Shona Husk
Series: Secret Confessions: Backstage #5
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: October 1, 2015

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An All-Access pass to Sex, Love, and Rock ‘N Roll. Because what happens on tour doesn’t always stay on tour…

From Australia to the World…


Chicago. The last stop of their wildly successful US tour sees Australia’s biggest rock band, The Screaming Tuesdays, in sultry, summer-time Chicago to play two sold-out shows. But the stage is not where the action is, and no one knows what goes on behind the scenes...

Kelly knows what he wants. He’s known from the moment he first saw Jasper. But months have passed and he’s done absolutely nothing about it. Now, the tour is on its last legs, and the chance to chase his true feelings is fading fast. Can Kelly face his true desires or will he live with the regret of inaction?

I haven’t read any exclusive M/M reads before, but I can see the demand for books in this genre after reading Kelly! Kelly is curious about his sexuality and has been interested in Jasper for some time. Kelly initiates his intentions on Jaspers birthday, but Jasper wasn’t willing to do so immediately. He made Kelly set it up, and it turned into a night of hotness that I will find hard to forget! These two were great together, Jasper is patient with Kelly and goes slow to show Kelly how good it can be! 

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This was a sweet moment between Kelly and Jasper... the start of something more!

Jasper peeled himself off the wall. The back of his fingers brushed Kelly’s jaw. “Thank you for the nice dreams.” Then his lips brushed Kelly’s. “And the birthday kiss.”
The elevator chimed and the door opened. Jasper stepped back. “I’ll see you later today.” Then he was gone, heading to his room.

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Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back. Drawing on history and myth, she writes about heroes who are armed and dangerous but have a heart of gold—sometimes literally.




Other reviews in the Secret Confessions: Backstage series 
Chase #1
Josh #2
Yanis #3
Zaide #4
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Waiting On Wednesday # 173 – Never Tear Us Apart / City of Light

I have become a fan of Monica Murphy's work... and this one sounds intriguing!
And a new urban fantasy from Keri Arthur... I'm on board!
Title: Never Tear Us Apart
Author: Monica Murphy
Series: Never Tear Us Apart #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: January 5th 2016

Crazy how eight years can disappear in an instant. One look at Katie Watts, and I’m a fifteen-year-old again—the one who risked everything to save a terrified girl from her twisted kidnapper. She’s grown-up now—beautiful, quiet, composed—and telling her story to the world. A story that involves me in more ways than you can imagine. She used to call me her guardian angel. Sure, I risked my life, but she was worth dying for.

I need to make contact with her. Just to ensure that she’s safe.

Somehow we reconnect. We become friends . . . but I want more. I want to make her mine. And she wants me too. Does she know who I am? Has she figured me out? Not yet. But she will. In the meantime, I need to make sure that whatever hold that animal had on her is gone.

So, yeah, I’m stealing these moments with her. Savoring them. Knowing, dreading, that she’ll soon find out who I really am. And everything will fall apart. All because of that twisted, perverted monster sitting on death row. Her kidnapper. A convicted serial killer.

My father.

Title: City of Light
Author: Keri Arthur
Series: Outcast #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Expected Publication: January 5th 2016

The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels.

When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay....

As a d├ęchet—a breed of humanoid super-soldiers almost eradicated by the war—Tiger has spent her life in hiding. But when she risks her life to save a little girl on the outskirts of Central City, she discovers that the child is one of many abducted in broad daylight by a wraith-like being—an impossibility with dangerous implications for everyone on earth.

Because if the light is no longer enough to protect them, nowhere is safe...


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.
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Secret Confessions: Backstage – Theo by Zaide Bishop ~ Review & Teaser Tuesday (@EscapePublisher, @HarlequinAUS)

I read the Secret Confessions: Backstage series back in August, and I have only posted one of the reviews on my blog. I decided that now was a great time to bring you the rest of the reviews, since they are now out in a bundle! This one was hot! Meet Theo!
Title: Secret Confessions: Backstage - Theo 
Author: Zaide Bishop
Series: Secret Confessions: Backstage #4
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: September 24, 2015

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An All-Access pass to Sex, Love, and Rock ‘N Roll. Because what happens on tour doesn’t always stay on tour…

From Australia to the World…


Chicago. The last stop of their wildly successful US tour sees Australia’s biggest rock band, The Screaming Tuesdays, in sultry, summertime Chicago to play two sold-out shows. But the stage is not where the action is, and no one knows what goes on behind the scenes...

It’s just supposed to be a fan meet-and-greet. Theo’s done them before, he’ll do them again, and he’s got Rei and Sawyer to back him up. But when fan club president Andi decides that they all need to work out their issues in a very unconventional way, Theo can’t decide if she’s a nightmare or his very deepest fantasy come true…

Theo’s story finally brings us to the band members!! The guys need to attend a meeting with some of their most dedicated fans, mingle and play nice. Sawyer makes a comment about his bandmate Rei and soon things are spinning out of control and Andi, their number one fan, steps in to fix the problem. Theo is attracted to Andi, and watches as she weaves her magic between Sawyer and Rei, with amps up the sexual experience between Theo and Andi. This story is what I expect from a band and a groupie… it’s raunchy and oh so hawt! 

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This scene was seriously hot! Rei has a crush on Sawyer, but Sawyer thinks he can't be with a man!

“I want to see you fuck a girl,” he said to Rei.
Rei blinked. “W-what?”
“I want to watch you fuck Andi,” Sawyer clarified.
Rei opened and closed his mouth, dumbfounded. “I don’t know if I—“
Sawyer leaned down and kissed him again, hard. “I’ll be right here.”
Rei turned to Andi and she grinned. “It’s okay, vaginas aren’t bear traps.”

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Zaide Bishop, an Australian romance writer who specialises in the macabre and dystopian. For sassy, dangerous romances in original and outrageous settings, you’ve come to the right place.

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Other reviews in the Secret Confessions: Backstage series 
Chase #1
Josh #2
Yanis #3
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Secret Confessions: Backstage – Yanis by Lexxie Couper ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@lexxie_couper, @EscapePublisher, @HarlequinAUS)

I read the Secret Confessions: Backstage series back in August, and I have only posted one of the reviews on my blog. I decided that now was a great time to bring you the rest of the reviews, since they are now out in a bundle! Today I have pleasure of introducing Yanis!
Title: Secret Confessions: Backstage - Yanis 
Author: Lexxie Couper 
Series: Secret Confessions: Backstage #3
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: September 17, 2015

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An All-Access pass to Sex, Love, and Rock ‘N Roll. Because what happens on tour doesn’t always stay on tour…

From Australia to the World…


Chicago. The last stop of their wildly successful US tour sees Australia’s biggest rock band, The Screaming Tuesdays, in sultry, summertime Chicago to play two sold-out shows. But the stage is not where the action is, and no one knows what goes on behind the scenes...

Never send a woman to do a man’s job. Yanis Drakos lives for his job, and nothing and no one will get in the way of what he wants. Especially not Carson Swift, the dominant, officious, distracting, alluring, entirely too enticing tour manager who clearly needs to learn a lesson about who’s in charge.

This is the third story in the Secret Confessions: Backstage serials. What I love most is that every character is different; they each have a different reason to be around the band, and in this case Yanis is the band manager and Carson is the US tour manager. I liked how this particular story was told in a different location, so that I was able to get a different kind of steamy encounter with these two. Both characters are very dominating and find it hard to relinquish control, so it was interesting to see them step out of their comfortzones.

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Hehe... I thought this was a funny one!

Her fingers encountered the waistband of his trousers, a barrier to what she sought and without hesitation she released his belt and tugged down his zipper.
“Damn, Drakos,” she marvelled, her pulse quickening and her sex throbbing as the thick pole of his jutting erection strained against his boxers. “You’re seriously hung.”

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Lexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn’t stopped since. She’s not a deviant, but she does have a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get erotic romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear or tremble with desire. Sometimes all at once.
When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, a indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever.
Having no idea how old she really is, Lexxie decided to go with 27 and has been that age for quite some time now. It’s the best of both worlds – old enough to act mature, young enough to be silly.
Lexxie lives by two simple rules – measure your success not by how much money you have, but by how often you laugh, and always try everything at least once. As a consequence, she’s laughed her way through many an eyebrow raising adventure.





Other reviews in the Secret Confessions: Backstage series 
Chase #1
Josh #2
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


Hi everyone! 
I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! 
I hope you are having a fantastic time with your family. I am going to be busy playing with the kids, setting up instruments and cooking for a late lunch/early tea. Even though it's Summer I still love a good roast!!

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Secret Confessions: Backstage – Chase by K.M. Golland ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@KellyGolly, @EscapePublisher, @HarlequinAUS)

I read the Secret Confessions: Backstage series back in August, and I have only posted one of the reviews on my blog. I decided that now was a great time to bring you the rest of the reviews, since they are now out in a bundle! Today I have the first book, Chase!
Title: Secret Confessions: Backstage - Chase
Author: K.M. Golland
Series: Secret Confessions: Backstage #1
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: September 1st 2015

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An All-Access pass to Sex, Love, and Rock ‘N Roll. Because what happens on tour doesn’t always stay on tour…

From Australia to the World…


Chicago. The last stop of their wildly successful US tour sees Australia’s biggest rock band, The Screaming Tuesdays, in sultry, summertime Chicago to play two sold-out shows. But the stage is not where the action is, and no one knows what goes on behind the scenes...

Chase needs this concert – he’s had a bad day, a bad week, a bad month. When he arrives at the venue to discover that he’s left his ticket behind, it’s just one more item on a long list of ways his life sucks. Until a stunning brunette steps in to save the day, and the summer night gets a whole lot steamier…

This was a good start to the Secret Confessions serial, where all the stories evolve around the concert for Australian band The Screaming Tuesdays. The first story is about Chase, who rocks up to the concert and can’t find his ticket. The girl he was chatting with offers her the spare ticket she has before taking off inside. Luckily, they are numbered seats and Chase and Jess meet up again. The flirting and the sexual tension escalated until they both decide to take a chance, and soon they are off satisfying those urges.

I really enjoyed this read, it was fast paced and I could feel the connection oozing out of the pages. I liked seeing the reaction that Chase and Jess had to one another, despite both just coming out of relationships. It was a hot, steamy read that left me wanting more!

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I loved seeing Jess tease Chase!!

“You have the sexiest lips I’ve ever seen. I want to fucking taste them.”
The gasp that escaped her mouth had Chase pulling back to gauge her reaction. What the fuck did I just say? He was about to apologise when he noticed that she was flushed cheeks, timid smiles and seductive eyes—she was turned the fuck on.
‘Bingo!’ A calculated smile crept in at the corners of her mouth when she slowly raised her finger and teasingly traced her lips, luring his gaze. The motion of her finger was hypnotic, mesmerising him into a state of immobility—pupils dilated, limbs indolent.
He just stood there and watched helplessly as she moved her finger from her mouth and placed it on his bottom lip, wiping it gently from one edge to the other. “There you go. How do they taste?”

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KM Golland“I'm an author. I am married. I am a mother of two adorable little people. I'm a bookworm, craftworm, movieworm, and sportsworm. I'm also a self-confessed shop-aholic, tea-aholic, car-aholic, and choc-aholic.” Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, K.M. Golland studied law and worked as a conveyancer before putting her career on hold to raise her children. She then traded her legal work for her love of writing and found her dream career.





Other reviews in the Secret Confessions: Backstage series 
Josh #2
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Waiting On Wednesday # 172 – What's Broken Between Us / Truthwitch

What's Broken Between Us sounds like a bit of an emotional read! 
I found Truthwitch while browsing Goodreads... the cover caught my eye!
Title: What's Broken Between Us
Author: Alexis Bass
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: December 29th 2015

Alexis Bass’s heartbreakingly beautiful second novel is a tale of love, loss, and learning to forgive, perfect for fans of Gayle Forman and of Robyn Schneider's The Beginning of Everything.

A year and a half ago, Amanda Tart's brother got behind the wheel drunk and killed his best friend. Today, he's coming home from prison.

Amanda's been the one living with the fallout, made worse by her brother's recent unapologetic TV interview. People think he's a monster. Still, she loves him. It's her dark secret, until she starts getting close to Henry again--whose sister is paralyzed from the accident.

A year and a half ago, her brother destroyed his life. Now Amanda has to decide if she'll let his choice destroy hers.

Title: Truthwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Series: The Witchlands #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Expected Publication: January 5th 2016

On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.

In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.

Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.
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When We Fall by Marquita Valentine ~ Release Blitz & Teasers (@marquitaval, @wordsmithpublic)

When We Fall, the second book in Marquita Valentine's Take the Fall series is now available! Check out the teasers, it sounds great to me!! 
Title: When We Fall
Author: Marquita Valentine
Series: Take the Fall #2
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: December 8th 2015
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The last time Piper Ross saw her best friend’s sexy older brother, Jase Simmons, he was being taken away in handcuffs. Seven years later, two things haven’t changed: Piper is still head-over-heels in love with him . . . and Forrestville’s chief of police—Piper’s dad—still hates his guts. So when Piper sees a chance to get close to Jase, she makes her move—literally. As his new roommate, and as the office manager of his tattoo shop, Piper won’t be satisfied until Jase knows that she wants to be his.

The quintessential good girl, Piper is pure temptation for Jase. The only reason he’s always kept his distance is because she’s the last person he’d ever want to hurt. But once he realizes that Piper is ready to take the leap, everything just makes sense. Suddenly Jase feels like a new man—until nasty rumors start swirling and Piper’s heartless father stirs up even more trouble. Now Jase must convince Piper that she wasn’t wrong about him . . . because falling in love never felt so right.









Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.
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