Friday, August 5, 2016

REVIEW: Oxygen Deprived by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Oxygen Deprived 

Series: Kilgore Fire Series

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Release: August 4, 2016

Cover Model: Gary Taylor

Photographer: Furious Fotog


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No take-backs.

That was the motto that Drew lived by in all things, including his love life.

He’s a player, pure and simple.

He’s learned the hard way that women aren’t all hearts and flowers.  Sometimes their sexy bodies and beautiful faces are just a pretty shield to hide the crazy, and he’s so freakin’ over crazy.

Been there, done that.  He has the divorce papers to prove it.

Karma hits like a bitch.

Aspen needs a break.  A long one that doesn’t include anything with a Y chromosome.  Not even one as tempting as her new neighbor who just moved in across the street.  Men are trouble with a capital freakin’ T, and she has the ankle monitor to prove it.

The last man she gave her heart to was a police officer. A man whose life was dedicated to protection, and he was supposed to protect her heart—not break it.

 She decides right then and there that she’s done with being the better person.

Everything happens for a reason.

A rash decision—undoubtedly regrettable, undeniably unforgettable.  In the heat of the moment, Aspen’s actions with a tire iron and her ex-boyfriend’s brand new SUV land him in the ER getting stitches and have her seeing the inside of a jail cell for the first time.

It’s just her luck that the whole town is there to witness the result of her poor decision, including her police officer brother and the neighbor that already made it more than clear she was more trouble than she was worth.

House arrest never looked so good.

Hide your crazy.

Drew enjoyed the show, though. For the first time in a year, he’s thinking about his life, and how it would be a lot more enjoyable with a woman like Aspen at his side.

Maybe crazy isn’t so bad after all.



Where do I even start? How this woman comes up with so many story lines? How does every time that one of her books come out, it's different. Every.  Single. Time! Drew and aspen's connection was beautiful. I loved the chemistry between them, I loved the relationship aspen built with a certain someone of bear.  

Lani Lynn Vale's books are always full of everything.   Passion, action, funny moments to very emotional ones.   She never disappoints.
-Maggie for Firefly Book Blog


I slammed my fingers down on the keyboard, insanely annoyed that I now had to tell how fun the product was, despite the fact that the person I’d had the fun with was a douche bag.

A knock sounded at my door and I turned to glare at it.

“Who is it?” I yelled.

“You know damn well who it is. It’s the same person that’s been knocking at your door for the last twelve hours,” Drew growled.

I shrugged.  

“Go away,” I ordered him.

I could hear him sigh through the door.

“In my eyes, the marriage Constance and I had was over,” he started.

I picked up the nearest thing to me, which happened to be a half finished water bottle, and then launched it at the door.

“Go away!”

He left, but not without one last parting comment.

“I still have a few things left in that box that I want to try on you. When you’re ready, let me know.”

I glared at the box he’d just spoken about, and went back to my review.

If you’re looking for a fun, awesome thing to do with your significant other, this is the thing for you. It offers many benefits; but most importantly, it gives you time with your significant other. And, might I add, it’s totally fucking worth it. I’ve used it three times in the last two days. It’s like he’s here.

On a side note, the vibrator is not very proficient. It offers about two hours of battery life before they need replaced.

Not that I used it for two hours or anything.

Oh, who am I kidding?

I would’ve used it longer if I hadn’t run out of batteries.

In the Series:

Shock Advised (Kilgore Fire Series #1)

Flash Point (Kilgore Fires Series #2)

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Book Tour/Review: Eight Second Ride (Book2) by Anne Jolin

Series: Willow Bay Stables #2 
Genres: Contemporary Romance 

SYNOPSIS — Owen Daniels lives his life eight seconds at a time. The thrill of anticipation that comes with sitting on twelve hundred pounds of untamed power is unparalleled. The adrenaline rush that floods his system when the chute opens is one of life’s most unique and natural highs. 

Ride eight seconds bareback on a bucking bronco—that’s his life. 

When Owen’s stock horse, Remington’s Lady, is injured midway through the rodeo circuit, he trailers her back home to Willow Bay, Alberta, to remain in the care of the local vet, Ray Brookes. 

Months later, with a truck bed full of buckles, Owen comes home to collect his Lady from the man he trusted to help her recover. Only Ray happens to be short for Rayne, and Rayne happens to be a woman. 

And this woman wants nothing to do with a cowboy fresh off the circuit. As far as she’s concerned, he can take his buckles, boots, and spurs right back on out of her life. 

Will Rayne keep them from holding on to their eight-second ride? Or will love buck out of the chute in time for a perfect score?



I'm. In. Love!!!! 

There is no book of Anne Jolin i won't read.    Every time, she has a book out, I know I'll fall in love, I've seen how her writing has grown with each book and this one is no different.   Owen and Ray are some of my new characters, I loved their story, I loved the chemistry.   Sigh.    Those wranglers? Yeah, they're my new fave ;) so go, read it.  You won't regret it!!

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EXCERPT — Shoving the last (a bit too large) bite of bran muffin into my mouth, I push out the doors that led to the clinic’s driveway.


There was a dusty red pickup truck with a horse trailer hitched to the back blocking my view of the barn. Sidestepping around it, I opened the file in my hand to refresh my memory. We’d had Lady here for a little over four months, but I liked to cover all the bases with an owner before we discharged an animal from our care.


“Oh, here she is!” I heard Nora boom over the flat land.


Next was a deep and gravelly voice. “She?”


Lifting up my head, I choked on my muffin.


His butt.


That was literally all I could see. A ten-gallon, tan cowboy hat and a Wrangler-clad ass. Somewhere in between, I was pretty sure I’d skimmed over some pretty impressive muscles, but that butt…


My coughing (from my choking) must have encouraged him to turn.


I declared the front wasn’t so bad either.


He stood at what I had to guess was at least six foot four and stretched across the broad expanse of his chest was a faded black T-shirt. The man looked rough, not in a bad way, but in the kind of way that made you wish you could spend a lifetime curled up in his lap. A five o’clock shadow darkened his hard jaw, and eyes as green as the summer grass watched me as I stopped a few feet from him.


“I’ll be on my way,” Nora muttered and disappeared across the parking lot.


The silence left in her wake made me uncomfortable so, after swallowing, I decided to fill it.


“Ray Brookes.” I held out my hand to him, and he studied it.


Eventually, he slid a much larger, calloused hand into mine and squeezed. “Darlin’, I’ve met Ray Brookes, and you sure as hell ain’t him.”


“Oh.” I tugged at my hand a little as a result of the odd backhanded compliment, but it didn’t budge. “I’m sorry.”


“Nothin’ you need to be apologizin’ for.”


He was rough around the edges but charming in a way that cowboys so often were. They were a legend after all, weren’t they?



Hey y’all, 

I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks. 


I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion. 


Since I’ve always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I’ll never tell—what would be the fun in that? 


If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t. 


Mad love, 

Anne Jolin 



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