Friday, July 31, 2015

{Cover Reveal} Needs of an Incubus (Annabelle's Erotic Nightmare #2) by Ashley Ehlers

Hey Everyone, today is the day I finally get to reveal the cover of Needs of an Incubus! I've been dying to show you guys! It's gorgeous and I can't get enough of it! Seriously, you could catch me looking at it and then squealing seconds later by the sheer amazing-ness of it! I'm so excited for this sequel to be out in the world! It was such a blast to write and I'm excited that I'll be continuing Annabelle's story in a spin-off series! 

So anyways, without further ado the cover ladies and gentlemen-


Needs of an Incubus (Annabelle's Erotic Nightmare #2) by Ashley Ehlers
Publication Date: August 14th, 2015
Genre: New Adult Fantasy Romance


Henry is back and Annabelle couldn’t be happier, especially since it’s her chance to get away from her witch of a mother. But it isn’t long before the nightmares begin again. This time it’s more real than the first time, causing her to have no choice but to tell Henry everything that’s happened before he got there.

Awakening from her latest nightmare she finds yet another branding on her forehead. But this time it’s different, it’s green. The need to find out more leads them to a mental hospital for women where she finds someone that resembles closely to her, to her parent’s house where she finds out more than she wants to, and to an old woman that might actually be able to help them.

However, before she can end this nightmare she gets kidnapped by a group of women that only want one thing- their sister back. And the only person who can give them what they want is her mom- her real mother.

Annabelle’s nightmare isn’t over just yet and with the help of her boyfriend maybe, just maybe she’ll be able to finally move forward from this.

Readers 18+ for sexual content

Pre-order here!

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~Sequel To~

I couldn't be happier! What do you guys think?

ARC Review: Retaliation (The Mortis Desolation #2) by Logan Rutherford

Retaliation (The Mortis Desolation #2) by Logan Rutherford
Publication Date: July 31st, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 171
Format: ebook
Source: Author
Read: July 28th to 30th, 2015


When Miles and his group stumble upon a community never thought possible, they must gain the trust of their new captors and convince them to help them in their fight against the Roves. Things won't be so simple, however, as this new community aren't so willing to aid them, and they aren't so willing to just let them leave. 

Meanwhile, Daniel and his group arrive at Riven with the rescued slaves. They find the Riven citizens to be welcoming, willing to help out in any way. However when it comes time to go on the offensive and take back Jefferson Memorial, Miles, John, and Mila are nowhere to be found... 

Retaliation is the second book in The Mortis Desolation, and is 60,000 words.

~My Thoughts~

After the cliffhanger of the first one, Mortis, I was so excited to get my hands on Retaliation! I needed answers and we get some, but of course it feels like there might be secrets behind those truths.

Miles is suspicious even though he's in a good place and I don't blame him, he's been living in hell for three years. So while Miles is trying to find his way out of this new community, Daniel is trying to get the Riven's community help with the fight against the Roves to get his home back and to save his "family". But along their way they run into trouble, find that the zombies are up to something and see that the Roves are interested for some reason. 

I really enjoyed following multiple point of views. Though at first the transition from first person with Miles then third person with Daniel and Ira (a Rove slave, loved this interesting surprise), took me a little while to get used to. I wished they were all first person but being in third person, it did make it easier to fall into their chapters with it being in third. So I have mix feelings from switching from first to third. But that didn't stop me from devouring this book!

Overall I truly enjoyed this sequel! There's quite a few twists that I didn't see coming so they threw me for a loop but it definitely brought a punch, hooking me! Like, seeing someone that isn't supposed to be around because of what happened in the first one. Oh my gosh, I'm dying to know that persons story! And the twist on what's going on at their home once the Roves took over, creepy! There's a lot of shock factors in here too so be prepared for your jaws to drop! I was seriously sitting on the edge of my seat! I cannot wait for the third one! I need more answers! 

If you enjoyed the first one then you'll enjoy this one! If you haven't read the first one, why haven't you? If you love action packed reads, with zombies and aliens then pick this series up!

*Was given a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

Sweet Readings Everybody!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Review: A Shadow Darkly (Something Wicked #2) by L.E. Falcone

A Shadow Darkly (Something Wicked Book 2)
A Shadow Darkly (Something Wicked #2) by L.E. Falcone
Publication Date: December 17th, 2014
Genre: Adult Paranormal Mystery
Pages: 57
Format: ebook
Source: Bought, Collection Bundle
Read: July 24th, 2015


Even in the shadow of her friend's unsolved murder, Meg finds a spark of hope as an unexpected friendship blossoms into something more. With Midsummer fast approaching, life seems to be returning to normal, but Meg quickly learns that trusting normal can be deadly.

~My Thoughts~

Okay, I'm going to try not to be harsh but it being a one star review, it'll no doubt feel like I am.

Literally nothing happens in this installment until the very end and even then, I was unsatisfied. Nothing new has come to light with who murdered their fellow witch and honestly I feel like the characters really don't care. Or maybe because of the time concept in this story makes it feel like they don't care? Or maybe because I feel like these 20-30 something characters are a bunch of naive teenagers. Seriously, some of the situations they get into, they act like a bunch of teenagers! Which is why it's hard to believe one of them just turned 39.

And the time concept, I feel like it's really hard to follow. I honestly don't know when things are happening and when like the last chapter is a month later then the previous chapter, I felt off kilter. It throw me for a loop, how has a month gone by already. What month is it? Seriously, it just doesn't flow right.

Since nothing and I mean, nothing was happening I was ready to quite. How sad is that when there's only six chapters. But I pushed through because there was only six chapters! I feel like the characters are very one dimensional and it's hard for me to believe that Meg has been a witch for 15 years- she feels like a beginner. And the witch concept of the story just doesn't feel strong enough. I just don't know, it just didn't feel well balanced and I felt like we got nowhere. Seriously, I don't know where this story is going.

Overall, I was disappointed. The end finally got some meat to it but with it ending on a cliffhanger, I just couldn't rate this any higher than a 1 star. Again, even the time concept at the end didn't make since. I would go into detail but I don't want to spoil anything. I'm just really glad I bought the bundle of this series when it was on sale. Will I continue? Doubt it.

Sweet Readings Everybody!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Spotlighting: Kiss off, let a lady read Book Tours

Hello Everyone, today I'm spotlighting Kiss off, let a lady read Book Tours! The hostess of this new book touring company is me, Ashley. It was formally known as Paranormal Sisters Touring Company but I decided to spice it up! Give it a new name and a fresh look hoping to bring in new customers and hosts!

I've reopened this touring company in wanting to give this business another try because I just love helping authors promote their works! And here's a few examples of what we provide- our cheapest to our most expensive one. A butterfly Kiss Tour is a week long tour, while A Passionate Kiss Tour is a four week tour. There's no limit to the amount of bloggers that can join. To see full details of the services click here!





What we have going on right now-

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review: Aftermath (After the Fall #1) by Tom Lewis

Aftermath (After the Fall, #1)
Aftermath (After the Fall #1) by Tom Lewis
Publication Date: March 28th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Pages: 174
Format: ebook
Source: Author/Xpresso Book Tours
Read: July 21st to 23rd, 2015


The end of the world came fast. Between the time the warning had sounded on the TV, till when 16-year-old Paige O’Connor awakened sometime later, civilization had been crushed. 

The attacks had come by “them” – those things in the ships in the sky that had appeared suddenly, and without warning. 

And as Paige would soon discover, the attacks had only been the beginning.

Aftermath is the first book in the new After the Fall dystopian action series, which follows a young girl’s struggle for survival in the wake of civilization’s collapse, and humanity’s domination by an alien race of beings. 

~My Thoughts~

There is a story here but since everything is so jam packed together that everything else sort of falls flat compared to the action. And boy is there action! Not a second to breathe and since the characters are in survival mode they're not able to truly flesh out, so they kind of felt one dimensional. 

Things move so quickly that when the main gals brother died it felt weird when after saving a friend, he acknowledges the death of her friend but not her brothers. But I'm glad she was able to have a small moment to grieve. There was also a couple of flashbacks of her with her brother but honestly I felt like they just didn't belong with the rest of the story. Maybe it would have if things were able to develop more and if they didn't fade away but continued throughout the story.

Though I was constantly on my toes, when it comes to all the tricks the aliens had up their sleeve's I've either read it before or watched it before. The aliens didn't really bring anything new for the science fiction genre but instead they brought it all. One thing after another, it's no doubt they came to dominate the humans.

Overall I do wish things were more developed and gave more details but I did enjoy it. It was a great way to pass time. I do hope in the next one the characters will have time to get developed more, I would like to be able to connect to them better. And I would absolutely like more detail so I can feel like I'm truly there. Some scenes didn't have enough meat for me so it was easy to pull me out of the story.

*Was given a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

Sweet Readings Everybody!

Monday, July 27, 2015

"The Making of Loving Red", Guest Post featuring Alisha Costanzo

Loving Red (Loving Red #1) by Alisha Costanzo
Publication Date: September 9th, 2015
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance


For Sergeant Severins Bouvier, silence means tactical planning and a large death toll, and he can’t shake how danger threatens him on the beaches of Miami, especially after seeing one of his associates in a local sandwich shop. Worse, the enemy seems fascinated with the woman he can’t stop thinking about—a woman determined not to trust him.

Everything about Sev crashes through Kaia’s carefully placed boundaries, traps, and avoidances. Regardless of her lack of interest in the majority of men, the ones that did catch her off guard left a lot of collateral damage. Who better than a soldier to understand that?

The problem is that she trusts him. Just not with her heart.


Severins stopped fighting the vampire twins and relaxed into the hold they had on him. Bird-boy paced a slow circle around the three of them. On his fifth loop, the bear walked in. Sweat darkened the front of his T-shirt. He brought the spicy citrus scent of Kaia with him. He tapped Bird-boy on the shoulder with a nod out; it was his turn.
The blonde male smiled back at him, like he got to keep a promise.
Thrown forward, Severins charged the bird before assessing his enemies. He couldn’t spare the moment, not if it meant a chance to save Kaia the pain.
A fist slammed into his center. His feet flew out from under him. And a slender hand burned the center of his back before he met the floor, forcing Severins to swallow the agonizing pain. His muscles seized to protect his spine.
“He’s strong.” The left twin sounded a bit worn and distressed. “I will need blood soon.”
“Go eat, sestra. I will play with him while you are gone.”
“But I don’t want to miss the fun.”
The right twin released her hold; the bear pushed him onto his back with a heavy, military boot to his chest. “Go, now. Don’t be too long.”
She scampered off to the right, toward the front of the building, and the bear bent to greet him. “How about we get better acquainted. My name’s Andre, and you’re Severins, U.S. Army Sergeant, son of Frank and Estelle Bouvier, father of four-year-old Shawna Miller, and agent for the Assetato.”
Gazes locked, Severins swore he’d decorate the woods with Andre’s entrails if he though violence on his daughter. Andre stomped his boot heel into Severins’ stomach, tunneling his vision. Pain interrupted his thoughts, consuming him in the fight to remain silent. Time became his enemy as rubber kicked his kidneys, ribs, and lungs.
And the beating continued until his sore muscles immobilized him.
Breath burned, and he unfurled himself on the wet cement floor.
After the world cleared enough for Andre to haul him upright. The bird returned, and they dragged him into a room further back in the warehouse and tossed him to another wet cement floor. A door locked closed behind him.
Severins shifted, lifting to his hands before collapsing again. Healing took his strength; even as a wolf, he needed time to heal.
“Sev?” Kaia’s voice touched the very depths of him, pulling him out of the ball of pain. The wolf inside him howled, acknowledging his need to take her in some way.
Pushing to his elbows, he coughed through the nausea. “Are you hurt?”
“Are you serious? Not like you are.” But she didn’t move closer to him. When his animal leaked, when he truly endangered others, he didn’t need to warn them to stay away.
“I’ll be fine.” His captors ensured a long recovery from what felt like internal bleeding. Severins couldn’t put Kaia in more danger.
“You can go ahead. I already know.”
Arms trembling, he laid himself back to the cement to peer at her on the small, rickety-looking bed. “Know what?”
“That you’re a wolf. It doesn’t scare me. I knew about my ex. What he is.” Her hair gathered in clumps at the base of her head, bangs half-plastered to her forehead.
Severins pushed himself to his hands and knees, finally. His need to check on her outweighed his need to heal.
“I had an idea, the two of you are so similar.” Her chest rose and fell before she met his gaze. “It should be the reason I don’t trust you, but it’s not.”

~About the Author~

Alisha Costanzo

Alisha Costanzo is from a Syracuse suburb. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she currently teaches English. She’s the author of BLOOD PHOENIX: REBIRTH and BLOOD PHOENIX: CLAIMED, and co-editor of DISTORTED. LOVING RED, a Broken World novel, is undergoing serious edits for its 2015 release. In the meantime, she will continue to corrupt young minds, rant about the government, and daydream about her all around nasty creatures.

Follow her blog, Fill-in-the-blankness, at

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~Guest Post~

Severins Bouvier was literally made for Kaia Skarin...on facebook. Four years ago.

Hello, I’m a former Role-player addict, and here’s my story.

My second role-play character was the charismatic, perverse bear named Dev Peltier from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series. I loved him. Being him. Unleashing the sex-crazed man in my head. And the females didn’t know what hit them.

I was merciless. (Which is fitting since Kenyon’s novel featuring him is entitled NO MERCY. Check it out).

Worse, when Dev met Kaia—Little Red—one of my best friends and writing partners, we created a fuck ton of character couples together. Man did we have chemistry.

Don’t get me wrong, we still do, and we’re still good friends, but sometimes, life gets in the way of hobbies. We’ll find the time to write again together when it’s right. For now, I have my hands full with the one’s that sit half-written on untouched profiles.

Wow, am I the tangent queen or what?

Back to Dev. See, I couldn’t let him fall in love with Little Red, but he did. And a private romance brewed between them that was all too obvious when they flirted on post.

The solution was Sev, a male fashioned in part after Dev (hence their similar names, look, and general attitude, which I suppose will become more clear in the coming books rather than this one) and in part after my former soldier husband, who makes a cameo in the novel as Private Webb.

Their on-post romance flashed quick and hot without much trouble other than the approval of his four-year-old daughter, Shawna. So much of their book came from outside the posts.

Since Kaia isn’t my character, or wasn’t originally, I hounded my friend about her perspective and questioned every move I made at first—even though on post, we knew each other’s characters well enough to write long posts and fill in their actions perfectly, or set up an action/response with easy clues to one another. Still, Kaia gave me trouble at first.

It took some fight, but I let her go, like I do all of my characters, to be the version of her in my made up world. And she grew into this strong woman. I don’t mean physically, like she had to take on male characteristics to be her own hero. She cries, she builds fires, she shoots her attackers, she stands up for what’s right—even when it means protecting her enemies, she’s allowed to be both smart and beautiful, and her faith makes her brave enough to survive.

Her faith was another struggle for me since I am not a Christian. (I’m not really anything. Labels. Raspberries.) But she was, and I couldn’t change that just because it’s not my personal practice.

Shit, I’ve never been a soldier or an accountant. But that’s the great thing about how these characters were made. I had someone I could consult to be sure I was staying true to Kaia’s origins as I did with Sev’s.

Yes, Severins is mine, but he comes from an accumulation of stories I hear from my crazy husband every day. So I would fact check with Jason to get my details right.

And here’s the great thing about Sev. He takes on the stereotypical hero types because he’s big and strong and a hero, but he’s sensitive, too. He’s gentle, a good father, and he cares about what’s right as much as Kaia does—even after the centuries of violence he’s lived through. Still, that’s not what’s best about him.

Severins loves life. He picks himself back up, finds a new path, and laughs at his mistakes. If anything, his attitude about life makes him strong. I wish I could be more like him.

Like them both.

That’s the fun thing about being a writer. Characters come from some strange places. When they’re uncontrollable, they’re at their best.

And I get to experience someone else’s life.

There will be a total of FOUR winners! One for each prize.


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Review: Ex-Heroes

Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes #1) by Peter Clines
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Pages: 310
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought


The first in a spectacularly genre-mashing adventure series that pits a small group of courageous, flawed, terrified superheroes against hordes of undead.

Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes, using their superhuman abilities to make Los Angeles a better place.

Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Now, a year later, the heroes struggle to overcome their differences and recover from their own scars as they protect the thousands of survivors huddled in their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount.

But the hungry ex-humans are not the only threat the survivors face. Across the city, another group has grown and gained power.

My Thoughts

The quote on the cover is "The Avengers meets The Walking Dead". And that is probably the best way to describe it. 

Ex-Heroes starts almost two years after a zombie apocalypse started. And the book and plot very much follows a group of survivors trying to survive. The twist? Some of those survivors have superpowers. The main plot focuses on the heroes trying to protect their home base, The Mount, and everyone in it fro the zombies, or exes as they are called, and a gang called the Seventeens. The POV jumps from one hero to the next, with it landing on St. George the most. It also jumps from the present to the past between chapters. You get to see society crumble in a realistic way. And you get a sense how quickly it could happen. You also see how people react to heroes and their powers, especially when The Mount gets threatened. It really blends the superhero genre with the zombie genre well. It also adds in some pop culture references and a bit of dark humor.

With the POV shifting often, you don't get too in depth with any of the heroes. If you named a superhero stereotype, I could name you a character. The boy scout who wants to save everyone? St. hGeorge. The stoic, mysterious leader? Stealth. And the list goes on. At least, when a different hero had the POV, you could easily tell. The human characters got a little bit lost in the sea of heroes. I had a tough enough time keeping the heroes straight, and they were the stars. 

With superheroes being huge right now, you think it'd be hard to find a new take on them. Well, to get that, Clines mixed it with another huge genre: zombies. And what came out was a beautifully blended tale of surviving the zombie apocalypse with the help from superpowers. The characters get a bit lost, but you could easily tell the difference between them. Overall, Ex-Heroes ends up being a a fun, action packed trip to the end of the world.

Books for Nothing (38) The Billionaire's Kisses & Vivian's List

Books for Nothing is where I’ll be updating you guys on free Kindle reads.
download tons of Freebies weekly and sometimes I’m too lazy to let you guys know about the tons of books I get on I am a Book Hoarder, so I decided to create this! That way you guys can enjoy the awesomeness too as who doesn’t love the word free!
*Note: If some aren't free they became non-free after I scheduled this post

The Billionaire's Kisses (Tycoon Billionaire's #1) by Julie Farrell
Publication Date: March 9th, 2015
Genre: Adult Romance


Operations director Amy Carter is a successful London businesswoman with a huge problem - the bullying New York firm Quinlan Brothers is ruthlessly taking over her company - and it’s likely that corporate heads will roll. Amy’s determined to fight for her colleagues, but when she arrives in New York City and meets Adam Quinlan, it becomes clear that he's interested in a more personal level of negotiation. 

Billionaire playboy and CEO, Adam Quinlan, always gets what he wants: he’s handsome, confident, and loves to see women climaxing in bed. When the beautiful Amy catches his eye, he makes up his mind that he will seduce her. There’s a problem though: his dead brother’s last request was that he should buy Amy’s company in order to complete the project he was working on. Adam knows redundancies are likely, but giving Amy what she wants in the bedroom quickly becomes more important to him than agreeing to her demands in the boardroom. 

Amy wants more from a man than just mind-blowing, no-strings sex. And she certainly doesn’t want anything from the no-good, double-crossing Adam Quinlan. So why can’t she stop thinking about him, in and out of the bedroom and boardroom? And what’s happening to confirmed billionaire bachelor Adam? Is he really changing his ways and falling in love? 

Whatever the reason, Adam Quinlan is about to discover that there are some things money can’t buy...

Warning: This story will fuel your billionaire obsession! It includes hot and steamy sex scenes, orgasms a-plenty, and a handsome man who always gets what he wants. 

Vivian's List (The List Book, #1)
Vivian's List (The List Book #1) by Haleigh Lovell
Publication Date: October 4th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance



A New Adult Romance packed with Heat and Heart.

Her brother's best friend. A list. A love story.

After ending a horrible, scarring relationship, Vivian embraces her freedom by making a sexual bucket list. When her brother's best friend, Liam, finds it, sparks fly and hearts open.

Can Vivian heal one steamy encounter at a time?

** This is book 1 in a two-part series
** New Adult Romance recommended for readers aged 18+ due to language and strong sexual content

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Book Spotlight: Chimera (Weaver #1) by Vaun Murphrey

Chimera (Weaver #1)
Chimera (Weaver #1) by Vaun Murphrey
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction


If you witnessed your parents killed at age five for reasons unknown only to endure eight years of isolation in captivity, what would you do with your life when you were suddenly rescued by family you never knew you had? What if you yourself were even more than you seemed? The universe can be both a terrible and wonderful place to live if you have the courage to explore it. Enter an alternate reality of civil war, secrets, murders and betrayals that transcends space and time with CHIMERA, Book One of the Weaver Series.

~About the Author~

I'm a writer, mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend - from one many. 

I have a passion for literature and I have been reading and writing little projects of my own since I was about seven or eight years old.  I call Lubbock, Texas my home but I grew up military, moving all around until I was thirteen.  There is no way in the world I could do anything I do without the love and support of my family and friends.

The Weaver Series came from my thirst for knowledge, my passion for science and how those needs often collide with how the world really is as opposed to how I wish it was.

You can contact me at  I have links to both my twitter and facebook accounts on the Home page.

Also if you would like to follow my Amazon Author page I would welcome it!

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