Mar 02

Blog Tour Giveaway & Review : LOVE REALITY by Nana Malone

I received this book for free either directly from the publisher, author, Netgalley or Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Blog Tour Giveaway & Review : LOVE REALITY by Nana MaloneLove Reality by Nana Malone
Series: #2, The Donovan's
Published by Self Published on 02/26/2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 214
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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5 Stars
A romantic who believes in love…

Walking love disaster, Mia Donovan, is a reality television production assistant by day, secret dating blogger, Lonely Girl, by night. All she has to do to get the job of a lifetime is face her fears and step in front of the camera. Unfortunately that also means dating her nemesis, Single Guy, for the entire world to see.

A cynic giving love advice…

Reluctant, dating columnists, Ryan Matthews, otherwise known as Single Guy, thinks reality-dating shows are soul-sucking endeavors that have more to do with selling unrealistic expectations than love. But for a shot at writing serious stories, he’s willing to go undercover on Love Reality to do an exposé on the dating competition. What he doesn’t count on is falling in love.

This book contains mature themes and is intended for audiences 18+
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Love Reality is an exquisite…breathtaking new adult romance and the second book in the The Donovan’s Series by Nana Malone.

Ryan is one hot tall drink of water. Ryan is the writer of ‘The Single Guy” an article to help guys out in the dating world. Even though some of his knowledge is sometimes questionable about woman, he never lacks for comfort. I live for Ryan’s quirkiness this hero kept me smiling from page to page.

Mia is ferocious when needed. Mia has also insecurities left from when her parents abandon her along with a bad break-up with her ex, it’s no wonder she is having a time figuring out what Ryan pulls from her besides her angry side. I love Mia, the girl has my heart by its string.

I enjoyed that Ms. Malone shared on both Mia and Ryan’s talents equally, as well as giving them both time to work with what they brought out in each other as well as their job and family dynamics. The supporting characters just added to the richness of the plot. Larissa had me laughing with her moxi.

Love Reality by Nana Malone is a romance that has relatable characters that readers can connect with, add in some steamy sexiness along with amazing supporting characters and you have one drool worthy book to curl up with. I would recommend Love Realityto anyone that loves a strong HEA romance, just don’t forget the ice…things go from sizzle to blazin’ in a blink of an eye. Nana Malone delivers the goods on one Intense, edgy and hot romance.

Rated 5 Stilettos by Deb!

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HEAR Exceprt

The fluttering low in her belly told her she was in trouble. But it was her brain perking up that told her she was a

goner. She slid into the booth next to him. “You’re right. I made an assumption. And we all know when you

make an assumption, you make an ass out of you—”

He didn’t even let her finish, as they excitedly chanted in unison “—and umption.”

He laughed. “What? You thought you were going to get me with a Samuel L. quote? Long Kiss Goodnight is a

classic movie. Okay, now that I pass muster on movies and music. Time to get personal. Text or talk.”

She didn’t even need to think about it. “For flirting, text. For emotional connection, talk. I know how guys are

with the phone, but I prefer it. Besides, phone sex is so much hotter than sexting. A picture might speak a

thousand words, but it’s all about the tease. It’s hotter.”

“Will you marry me?“

Mia laughed. “You’ll have to work a lot harder than that. It’s like sending an email to say thank you. Sure, it’s

convenient, but a letter is so much more personal. When I’m pitching a show, I always send a personal letter.”

“How can you talk about phone sex and be so old fashioned?”

It was too easy to talk to him, to flirt. Mia felt like someone else. “I’m a woman. It’s all part of the mystery.”

And they went back and forth like that for an hour. There, in the dim light of the secluded bar, she chatted with a

stranger about what she liked to read and her favorite food and favorite indulgences as if she’d known him

forever. Maybe this was one of those epic nights that movies were based on. He was fun and relaxed. He didn’t

seem to take himself too seriously. She could use some of that in her life.

But it wasn’t until he asked her for her favorite drink that things got interesting. “It’s a toss-up between a

Caiprihna and a mojito. All depends on who’s making it.”

His eyes lit up. “Come with me.” He stood.

“What? Where are we going?”

He laughed. “It’s called going on an adventure. Surely you’ve been on one before?”

“Yes. Just not with total strangers.”

“Relax. We’ll catch a cab. And, I’m taking you somewhere very public. It just happens to be one of my favorite

places in the city. Are you game?”

That was the real question. She usually played it safe. But the tiny voice in her head kept telling her to live a

little. Have some fun. For one night, she could let go, right? “Okay, but I warn you, if you plan on trying to chop

me up into little pieces, I’m going to make it very difficult for you.”

He chuckled. “Noted. Now are you up for an adventure, or aren’t you?”

Mia watched him warily when he held out a fist to her.

“Will you hold this for a second?”

She automatically reached her hand out, and he opened his hand to take hers. “Now we’re dating and I’m not a

stranger.”

Despite herself, Mia laughed but clasped his hand tightly. “Lead the way.”

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About Nana Malone

Nana malone

USA Today Bestselling Author Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a

tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a

precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.

With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she

started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana meantime

works out her drama, passion, and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she

thinks she is.

Nana is the author of twenty novels. And the books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle

and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA

Today Bestseller list.

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About Deb

Hello,

My name is Deb and welcome to HEA Romances with a Little Kick.

I am wife, stay at home mom, and an Upper Michigander. I am a huge fan of romance, any genre will do. I am told quite often, that when my time comes to meet the big guy in the sky they will have to make room for my books. *grin*

Do you ever wonder what people are saying about the romance books that you love to read?

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Feb 28

Deb’s Review : Stick Shift by Lissa Matthews

Deb’s Review : Stick Shift by Lissa MatthewsStick Shift by Lissa Matthews
Series: Bad Boys of Racing, #1
Published by Lissa Matthews on 8/31/2014
Pages: 172
Format: eBook
Source: Author
Amazon KindleBarnes and Noble NookAdd to Goodreads
4.5 Stars
Bad Boys of Racing, Book 1

Falling in love at two hundred miles per hour...

Cam Carter is young, hot, and cocky as hell. He’s loved by some, respected by few, and hated by more. He’ll do anything to win the next race, the championship, or the heart of the girl.

Lily is unlike any other challenge Cam has faced. Quiet, full-figured, and several years older, she’s trying everything she can to resist the pull of this bad boy of racing.

Can they find a way to cross the finish line and take the checkered flag together? Or will obstacles, both inside and out, push against them until they crash and burn?
(Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)
Also by this author: The Cupcake Cowboy, The Sticky Cowgirl

Lissa Matthews takes on NASCAR Romance, and gets a checkered flag!

Cam was a shock for me, I must admit. This young stud had so much heart and maturity that made him a strong contender for most remember able hero. Cam is the rising bad boy star in racing, always one to butt heads with other drivers Cam does not back down. Now he set his eyes on a different prize, but can he win in the end?

Lily is a heroine that I stamp with the “Real Deal” tag. I could just eat her character up. Down to earth, passionate, secure in herself Ms. Matthews did an amazing job bringing Lily to life. Lily is house sitting for her friend, but what she did not bargain for is running into Cam Carter racing’s bad boy and the star of her most decadent dreams. What’s a gal to do when said bad boy is offered up on a silver platter, but to enjoy.

Cam and Lily are combustible! Holy cow they know how to burn up the sheets. I enjoyed their passion but for me the thing that drew me in is the connection between them. Even though Stick Shift has a cougar feel with Lily being a few years older than Cam, that is not what I got from these characters. I did get heart, insecurity, balance, locality, love. I enjoyed the connection they both had with friends and family.

Supporting characters were just the icing on the cake. I can’t wait to see what is next in this series. There are so many avenues I see with these characters. They added just enough to Cam and Lily without taking their spot light. Alli’s book is next, this spitfire needs to be tamed. *grins*

The plot takes place in one of America’s favorite sports. Racing. Ms. Matthews love for the sport shines through as she touches on the sport itself, the car knowledge, drivers and fans.

Stick Shift by Lissa Matthews is a must read for any NASCAR romance fan. Now on to my ARC copy of Grinding Gears. Be back soon with that review.

Rated 41/2 Stilettos by Deb!

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About Lissa Matthews

Living in North Carolina, talented, multi-published author, Lissa Matthews, has many loves in her life: Family, friends, NASCAR, football, music of all kinds, cooking, BDSM, and last, but not least, coffee. She loves it so much she and those who know her are surprised she hasn’t floated away on a caffeine-induced cloud while giving life to feisty heroines and hunky heroes.

Lissa’s love of romance came from every book she has ever picked up. No matter what she read, she fell in love with the written word. The promise of escape, the deep, intriguing characters, and the winding journey from beginning to end, constantly drew her into bookstores and libraries as she was growing up.

Her first stories were written in junior high and she kept it up through college. She would stay up late at night when her kids were little reading romance and still penning her own stories. In 2007, when she and her family moved to North Carolina from Florida, she began pursuing writing as a profession and she couldn’t imagine doing anything else… Well, except maybe writing in her own cupcake bakery/coffee shop. But that dream is a ways down the road… Lucky for Lissa, she believes in dreams coming true.

Lissa is married with two children and seven, yes, seven cats. She blames her oldest child for the cats.

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About Deb

Hello,

My name is Deb and welcome to HEA Romances with a Little Kick.

I am wife, stay at home mom, and an Upper Michigander. I am a huge fan of romance, any genre will do. I am told quite often, that when my time comes to meet the big guy in the sky they will have to make room for my books. *grin*

Do you ever wonder what people are saying about the romance books that you love to read?

Here @ HEA Romances With A Little Kick, I provide honest reviews. I’ve also been known to throw in a sassy comment or two. :)

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Feb 28

Deb’s Net Galley Review : Silver Wolf Clan by Tera Shanley

Deb’s Net Galley Review : Silver Wolf Clan by Tera ShanleySilver Wolf Clan by Tera Shanley
Series: Silver Wolf Clan, #1
Published by Lyrical Press on August 4th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 116
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Amazon KindleBarnes and Noble NookAdd to Goodreads
4 Stars
Silver Wolf Clan, #1 Loving him will be legendary...if she can survive it. What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp. When he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst. Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. His eye color shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than human. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but a good guess as to what he’s become. Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect Morgan and the little girl in her care. He hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Morgan but knows he should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing. Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?39,000 Words
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Letting your wolf free could end with you panting for more, come follow Grey and Morgan’s story.

Grey is an enigma. This hero has some truly disturbing moments. From the first chapter Grey drew me in, I felt I needed to connect and understand why his wolf is like he is. My question is will there be enough space to let Grey grow as a shifter?

Morgan is sweet, caring as well as engaging. I felt myself wanting to set and chat with her. I am interested in her upbringing, the mysterious father. You will see why once you read Silver Wolf. Lana, her baby niece is just too sweet, raising her will prove to be fun I think.

Grey and Morgan have so much chemistry, but I have a feeling their story does not end here. From Alexis, to the pack and lets include her elusive father to the list. All play a part in what and who Grey and Morgan are.

The supporting characters rounded out the plot, made the main characters shine. I cannot wait to see whose story follows. I want Wade’s. The plot was intense, with a few surprising moments. Ms. Shanley wrote an amazing tale that captivated me and made it hard for me to put down, but she also gave us strong characters that will stick with me.

Silver Wolf Clan is in every aspect a different tale from the paranormal’s I have read in the past. Tera Shanley made Silver Wolf Clan and interesting read, which left me wanting the books that follow in the Silver Wolf Clan series

Rated 4 Stilettos by Deb!

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About Tera Shanley

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Tera is a published author with several novels releasing over the next couple of years through Kensington/Lyrical Press and Omnific Publishing. Her Western/Paranormal Romance trilogy, the Dawson Brides series, is represented by Elizabeth Pomada of Larsen Pomada Literary Agents.

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About Deb

Hello,

My name is Deb and welcome to HEA Romances with a Little Kick.

I am wife, stay at home mom, and an Upper Michigander. I am a huge fan of romance, any genre will do. I am told quite often, that when my time comes to meet the big guy in the sky they will have to make room for my books. *grin*

Do you ever wonder what people are saying about the romance books that you love to read?

Here @ HEA Romances With A Little Kick, I provide honest reviews. I’ve also been known to throw in a sassy comment or two. :)

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Feb 18

Deb’s Audio Review : His Roommate’s Pleasure by Lana McGregor

Deb’s Audio Review : His Roommate’s Pleasure by Lana McGregorHis Roommate's Pleasure by Lana McGregor
Published by Carina Press on 07/01/2013
Genres: Erotic Contemporary Romance, Gay, Light BDSM
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased by the Review Site
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4 Stars
It started with an accidental click but where will it end?

Desperate to turn in a paper, Adam borrows his roommate's computer and mistakenly opens a folder that contains Josh's collection of porn. Adam had no idea that his jock roommate was gay—and into leashes, paddles and domination. And Adam, an inexperienced virgin who's only ever kissed one guy, is surprised to find himself curious about submitting.

Josh can't believe that his roommate discovered his spank bank—and he can't believe that Adam is so turned on by the thought of giving up control to someone. Taking a chance, he offers to look through the photos with Adam and maybe try acting some of them out.

Night after night, the boys delve into their darkest fantasies of domination and submission. And as lust and experimentation grow into the promise of something deeper, Adam must decide if he's brave enough to tell Josh how he feels.
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WOWSERS!!! A different spin on a GLBT romance, and damn it was so good.

Adam has stumbled upon Josh’s secret interest in gay D/s porn. Adam is shocked that he likes what he sees. Josh is a jock with a craving for gay D/s porn and is interested in staying in the closet, or was until his roommate admitted he like what he discovered on his computer. Both guys being innocent in the whole M/M is sweet. I enjoyed the tender experimentation between them. I feel they that strengthened each other in different levels giving each other the confidence they both seem to need.

I enjoyed His Roommate’s Pleasure plot line and the characters. The only thing I would say this book needed in my thoughts would have been since Adam had a POV role, I would have like to seen Josh’s POV as well. The quote that had me knowing Adam and Josh would be a favorite couple to me, is the quirky comment from Josh to Adam. It made me smile…

”You tripped and fell into my porn folder?”
*snort* priceless.

His Roommate’s Pleasure is a sweet hot read that hits on every pleasure imaginable. Lana McGregor is a new GLBT author for me, I am going to have to see what is next for this author. The narration of this book by Shannon Gunn was brilliant, what did shocked me about this Narrator was Shannon Gunn is a guy, his voice matched every pitch, hesitation and yes even Josh’s groans perfectly.

I would highly recommend this to my friends.

Rated 4 Stilettos by Deb!

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About Lana McGregor

She likes:

her coffee black
her Earl Grey white
and doesn’t approve of sugar in either.

The best biscuits:

for dunking in tea are Rich Tea Fingers (an underdog, but a quality choice, she’s sure you’ll agree)
for eating whilst wearing pyjamas and determinedly not belting out All By Myself is a chocolate and hazelnut Boaster
in general are a dark chocolate HobNob (closely followed by a milk chocolate HobNob, natch).

If you are going to go all out and have a cocktail with brunch then the one to pick is a Whisky Sour, and no, 10.45am on a Sunday is not too early.

Her unique (yet terribly interesting, I’m sure you’ll agree) life skills include:

being able to demonstrate the structure of the opposing sides in the pivotal Hundred Years’ War Battle of Crecy (1346) between France and England, using only condiments, salt and pepper shakers, and sugar sachets (that degree in Mediaeval History doesn’t stop coming in useful).
attempting to read 104 books a year (um, 2013 status (June): already complete, whoops).
being able to cook poached eggs in a pan, without poach pods, despite never having been able to create the whirlpool that every recipe book she owns suggests is necessary.

And, oh yes, she wrote a book.

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About Deb

Hello,

My name is Deb and welcome to HEA Romances with a Little Kick.

I am wife, stay at home mom, and an Upper Michigander. I am a huge fan of romance, any genre will do. I am told quite often, that when my time comes to meet the big guy in the sky they will have to make room for my books. *grin*

Do you ever wonder what people are saying about the romance books that you love to read?

Here @ HEA Romances With A Little Kick, I provide honest reviews. I’ve also been known to throw in a sassy comment or two. :)

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