*I received a eARC of this book for my honest review*
Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?
This is the story I've been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.
Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.
Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.
But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I'm the one discovering him...or if he's uncovering me.
What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?
One lucky reader will win a paperback copy of Manwhore by Katy Evans.
The longer Staci Atussi, now a "Blue Girl" at the most exclusive gentleman's club for billionaires, sheiks, CEOs, politicians, rock stars, movie stars, and whoever sought the discretion and utmost highest service at the Blue Room; stayed, the more she discovered about the hidden world of decadence, deceit, and danger. More twists and turns are found in Book 6 of the Blue Room, including a most shocking betrayal that can destroy Staci. The Blue Room Vol. 6 contains mature matters intended for age 18 and up.
When Danny Blue of the Never Knights inherited his playboy billionaire father's businesses and legacy, he didn't realized his father's pet project was the Blue Room, the most elite and secret club in the highest circle. He was happy to let his half-brother Terrence Blue run the club, but with Terrence's womanizing ways and carefree attitude when it came to everything, he wasn't sure if that was a good idea.
Terrence Blue wasn't sure that was a good idea as well because it would cramp his style as a former patron of the club, but when he spotted virginal Staci Atussi starting at The Blue Room, he had a change of heart. Not only was Staci Atussi a knockout without knowing it, but she was the challenge he had been craving.
For Staci Atussi, working at The Blue Room was her solution to a desperate situation, but as she became integrated into the world of The Blue Room and the mysteries surrounding its patrons and the sexy Blues, she wondered if she had traded in her desperation for something far more sinister.
The Blue Room is a New Adult Contemporary Suspense Series intending for readers age 18 and up.
Kailin Gow's life is sometimes more fascinating and stranger than fiction, which is being chronicled in a feature film based on a treatment optioned and in development for a release date of 2018. (IMDB.com - The Colorful Worlds of Kailin Gow 2018). Her true life experiences as a world traveler where she has traveled to over 25 countries, logging hundreds of thousands of miles, absorbing the cultures and collecting stories relating to places and the romance of the land, and incidents in her personal life, has inspired her to write and publish over 170 books with over 30 series.
She is noted as an indie pioneer, as one of the first to publish in 2001. Breaking stereotypes, her books has crossed traditional and indie lines, gaining recognition in schools and libraries, as well as the indie community. Her action adventure young adult fantasy series, The Frost Series, an ALA YALSA Reader's Choice Nominated book series - had been optioned by an international film company and is currently in development as a game and a film at http://www.facebook.com/thefrostseries. Five of her fantasy/action adventure series have been optioned to be made into worldwide games.
Kailin Gow has been known in The World Journal, an international newspaper, to be a phenomenon. She was profiled on the homepage of Amazon.com as an Author Success Story who overcame personal obstacles to become a bestselling author, appeared as one of Amazon's top authors for the Kindle Fire launch release, and is one of the earliest indie authors who have sold over a million books. She writes for Fast Company as a publishing expert, had appeared on a major network Television News as a bestselling author who writes fiction and non-fiction with a social conscious, and has made speeches and appearances across the U.S. and on top 15 national radio regarding self-esteem and issues relating to women.
Kailin Gow was an invited speaker and signing author at Book Expo America (BEA)2014.
Having experienced bullying firsthand and slander as a woman, Kailin Gow is an active advocate against bullying in the workplace and in schools. She has written Shy Girls Social Club Handbook Against Bullying and has helped launch Stories for Amanda where all proceeds go towards the Amanda Todd Foundation against bullying. She has written several books with the theme of abuse towards women and children, especially the steamy international bestselling The Protégé Series, which launched a book club initiative in battered women's shelters and won The Indie Excellence Awards at NIEA for Erotica in 2014.
She holds a Masters Degree in Communications Management from The University of Southern California, and degrees in Drama and Social Ecology.
She resides in the American West with her husband and daughter, but had lived for a decade in Texas, and briefly in England. Besides being a full-time author, she volunteers for many organizations, is active in church helping build homes for the homeless and visit orphanages. A voracious reader, when she is not writing, she loves reading an entire series in one sitting! She spends way too much time on Facebook than she is supposed to at http://www.facebook.com/kailingowbooks, but loves meeting new people from all walks of life.
She has over 30 Series, written under Kailin Gow, and more under her middle grade, women's fiction, and mystery pen names:
***For 16 and up***
The Frost Series - COMPLETED. Bitter Frost Series Consists of 8 full-length novels.
The Wolf Fey Series - COMPLETED. Consists of 2 full-length novels and one novella.
Fairy Rose Chronicles - age 13 and up.
The PULSE Series - Next Book - Blood Ring (PULSE #9), releasing due to readers' demand to continue the series. Consists of 9 full-length novels and one novella.
FADE Series - COMPLETED. ALL Full-length novels.
DESIRE Series - All Full-length novels. Last Book, FRENZY - 2015.
Fire Wars Series - All Full-length novels.
Alchemists Academy - All Full-length novels.
Wordwick Games - All Full-length novels.
Wicked Woods Series - COMPLETED. Consists of 5 full-length novels.
Steampunk Scarlett - All Full-length novels.
The Phantom Diaries - All Full-length novels. Last Book, DARK VICTORY - 2015.
Stoker Sisters - All Full-length novels. Last Book, SISTER OF THE STRIGOIS - 2015.
Beyond Crystal River - 2015 NEW SERIES.
SHADES - 2015 NEW SERIES. This is a high concept psychological thriller.
***For 18 and up (New Adult/Coming of Age)***
Loving Summer - All full-length novels.
The Donovan Brothers - All full-length novels.
Saving You Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy)- COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
Never Knights - COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
Rock Hard Love Hard - 1st book, Rock Hard Love Hard is now Available.
Sawyer House Chronicles (Spin-off of You & Me Trilogy) - Coming in 2015
Canvas - Coming in 2015
***For 18 and up (Adult/Steamy Romance)***
The Protege - COMPLETED. 3 Full-length novels.
Master Chefs - COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
The Blue Room (Spin-off of Never Knights Trilogy) - Romantic Suspense.
Barely Legal (Spin-off of The Protégé) - Romantic Suspense.
The Oyster House - Artistic Romantic Thriller set in Hong Kong and England.
- Coming in 2015.
For information on the series, new series and new book releases, contests, appearances, KG-Convergences, and more, sign up at http://www.KailinGowBooks.com.
*I received a ecopy of this graphic novel for my honest review*
THE BLACK HOOD #1
ONGOING SERIES from the brand new DARK CIRCLE imprint! “The Bullet’s
Kiss – Part 1 of 5” When Philadelphia police officer Greg Hettinger
stepped into the middle of a gunfight, hot lead shredded his face—and he
pulled the trigger, blind. Now Greg is waking up in a world where he’s a
killer, hopelessly scarred and hooked on painkillers. What does a man
do when he can no longer face the world, yet still wants to do good? He
puts on a hood…
Script: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Michael Gaydos, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Rachel Deering
Cover: Michael Gaydos
Variant Covers: David Mack, Francesco Francavilla, Howard Chaykin, David Williams
On Sale Date: 2/25
32-page, full color comic
I read this yesterday morning and I really enjoyed it. It is very well written and the drawing is very well done.
I can't wait to read then next installment in this.
*I received a free audiobook copy of this book for my honest review*
Will mixing work with
play equal disaster …or be a success neither of them anticipated?
Digital eBook and audiobook
Monroe never considered dating her boss. She needs a new beginning,
not a big mistake. However, when the handsome, business lawyer,
Kenton McDonnell, ask her to a dinner date with a new client and his
wife, she finds it hard to say no. After one incredible night with
Kenton, her attempt for a fresh start is ripped away when she returns
home to find her abusive ex-husband waiting for her.
has wanted Aimee since the day she walked into the interview. Now he
has the chance to make her his and nothing or no one is going to
stand in his way. Especially not the ex-husband newly released from
prison who has revenge in his sights
Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special
kitties, a wife to hersoul
mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast
Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her
home and she loves it!
accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active
imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the
world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she
imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her
corner of the house and enter into another world that she created,
leaving real life where it belongs. Her favorite things are
spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate,
coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.
I don't often listen to audiobooks because I have a hard time staying focused but I decided to give one a try. I listened to it on my iPod just before bed for a few nights and I was suprised that I actually had no issues listening to it. I love the story. It is very well done and I can't wait to get the ebook version of this in the future.
*I received a eARC of this book for my honest review*
As an accomplished interior designer in San Francisco’s Bay Area, Zoë Jenkins is used to transforming empty spaces into masterpieces. She leaves little square footage in her personal life for anything outside of her thriving business and a renewed relationship with her twin brother. After a decade spent ripped apart by circumstance and an entire ocean’s distance, she depends on no one but him. Until a sexy surgeon walks into her life.
Although Zoë can’t deny her attraction to the charming and benevolent Morgan Drake, he’s on her mental list of everything she should avoid. Past experience taught Zoë that dating clients compromises business. Add a not-yet-dissolved marriage to the mix and Doctor Hottie is definitely Doctor Off-limits.
Dr. Morgan Drake is surprised at the undeniable chemistry he feels when he’s in the same room as Zoë. The strikingly beautiful and solitary designer he hired to fill his new-start, new-city home makes it abundantly clear there will never be anything between them. But twelve years of medical school breeds persistence. He sets out to persuade the pants off Zoë Jenkins and show her what her empty spaces are missing.
Intense passion and amazing sex have a way of masking secrets-secrets that unravel a dangerous web of fraud, corruption and conspiracy that turn Zoë’s quiet spaces into a world where nothing is as it seems. With her life on the line, the good doctor responsible for her fiercest betrayal might just be the only one worthy of her finest interior masterpiece-this time, of her heart.
I absolutely loved this book. I would have just read it all in one day but I had company over for a week plus some stress so I couldn't read it all right away but I just didn't want to put this one down. It is absolutely fantastic. It is a sexy romance story that will make you laugh and cry. I highly recommend Love M.D. I give this 5 out of 5
There's a war coming to the City of Angels. In the tunnels and dark alleys of the city, demons lurk... and Lucifer bides his time. One man knows and sees the truth. Father Daniel Beckett has seen demons and he's spoken to the Devil, but he can't say the same about God or his angels. Obsessed and driven as much by betrayal as righteousness and anger as redemption, he walks the smoke-filled homeless encampments of lost souls, like Dante's nine rings of the Inferno. He is God's warrior... at war with God. With this step into the comic book world, John Carpenter brings it all to the serial world he's loved since childhood. Supernatural horror with that twist of fate that only flawed mankind can provide!
MY THOUGHTS I had heard of this graphic novel and I have been wanting to get my hands on it ever since I head of it. I love the story and the art work. I thought it is very well done and I just couldn't put this down at all. Good thing this only have 128 pages or else I would have spent hours reading this instead of doing some work. If you are into horror graphic novels , I think you will enjoy this one. I give this 4 out of 5 If you want to purchase this graphic novel you can do so at Storm King Production store, amazon.com and amazon.ca
*I received a eARC of this through Netgalley for my honest review*
Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Irving has traded life in San Francisco for her stepfather’s ancestral mansion in rural England. It’s supposed to be the new start her family needs. But from the moment she crosses the threshold into the ancient estate, Phoebe senses something ominous. Then again, she's a little sensitive lately—not surprising when her parents are oblivious to her, her old life is six thousand miles away, and the only guy around is completely gorgeous but giving her mixed messages.
But at least Miles doesn't laugh at Phoebe’s growing fears. And she can trust him…maybe. The locals whisper about the manor’s infamous original owner, Madame Arnaud, and tell grim stories of missing children and vengeful spirits. Phoebe is determined to protect her loved ones—especially her little sister, Tabby. But even amidst the manor’s dark shadows, the deepest mysteries may involve Phoebe herself…
This sounded really interesting so I couldn't wait to read it. It was good but it was predictable and I thought that the author did a great job with descriptions. It actually stayed up a bit later than I wanted just because I just had to finish this book to see how it ended. Would I read the next book? Most likely but it isn't one that I am very excited about and I won't rush to get it. I give this 3 out of 5 because I felt that the ending was a little rushed.
Fisher Stanton, Valley High School’s Nantucket wannabe, has a cheating girlfriend. When he hires Darcy Walker to chase her to a local club, in true Darcy fashion she stumbles upon a dead body. Thing is, this body has secrets...and Darcy’s mysterious friend, Jaws, and the reporter, Tito Westbrook, have a vested interest. Both enlist Darcy to find the person responsible who has eluded them for years, but Darcy doesn’t solve crimes for free anymore, especially where Jaws is concerned. Knowing Darcy’s Achilles heel, Jaws blackmails Darcy into working for him.
In a true test of wills, Darcy and Jaws battle head-to-head to see who can outsmart the other—Jaws needs Darcy to help him end a bitter grudge war; Darcy needs Jaws to divulge the mystery surrounding her mother’s death. Haunted by a past that shaped her present, Darcy will stop at nothing to get answers. Even if it means breaking the law and being disloyal to her new boyfriend, Dylan Taylor, in the process.
DEFCON DARCY gives Darcy’s demons a name and ties up loose ends that made Darcy into the verb that she is. What she thinks she knows as truth, isn’t. What she wishes wasn’t true…is.
The problem is, when your life goes DEFCON 1, not everyone lives to tell about it.
Put Defcon Darcy on your TBR list! Goodreads
A. J. Lape is the Amazon bestselling author of the Darcy Walker Series. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola--and a lifelong love affair with bacon. If the FBI ever checks her computer, she'll be wearing prison orange due to the various "wiki" articles she looks up…all in the name of career research, of course.
Find out more about A. J. at http://www.ajlape.com
* I received and ARC of this book for my honest review*
When up-and-coming chef Michael “Blue” Whitley returns with three friends to the remote Canadian community of his birth, it appears to be the perfect getaway from New York. He soon discovers, however, that everything he thought he knew about himself is a carefully orchestrated lie. Though he had no recollection of the event, as a young boy Blue and another child went missing for weeks in the idyllic, mysterious woods of Starling Cove. Soon thereafter, his mother suddenly fled with him to America, their homeland left behind.
But then Blue begins to remember. And once the shocking truth starts bleeding back into his life, his closest friends—Elisa, his former partner in crime; her stalwart husband, Jason; and Gabe, Blue’s young and admiring co-worker—must unravel the secrets of Starling Cove and the artists’ colony it once harbored. All four will face their troubled pasts, their most private demons, and a mysterious race of beings that inhabits the land, spoken of by the locals only as the Other Kind…
I just couldn't put this book down. If it weren't for the fact that we to shovel a bunch of times this past weekend I would have finished this book in one day. It is very well written and really kept me reading and at the edge of my seat. I couldn't wait to see what will happen next in the book. Oh and I love the cover. If you love paranormal/fantasy with Mystery, I think you will absolutely love this book. I give this 4 out of 5. You can now purchase this book in stores or online. If you would like to support Canadian Book Addict and purchase this book you can use my affiliate link to The Book Depository . I will make a very small commission for each books sold using my link.
*I have received a eARC of this through NetGalley for my honest review*
Martine LeDuc is the director of PR for the mayor's office in Montreal. When four women are found brutally murdered and shockingly posed on park benches throughout the city over several months, Martine's boss fears a PR disaster for the still busy tourist season, and Martine is now also tasked with acting as liaison between the mayor and the police department. The women were of varying ages, backgrounds and bodytypes and seemed to have nothing in common. Yet the macabre presentation of their bodies hints at a connection. Martine is paired with a young detective, Julian Fletcher, and together they dig deep into the city's and the country's past, only to uncover a dark secret dating back to the 1950s, when orphanages in Montreal and elsewhere were converted to asylums in order to gain more funding. The children were subjected to horrific experiments such as lobotomies, electroshock therapy, and psychotropic medication, and many of them died in the process. The survivors were supposedly compensated for their trauma by the government and the cases seem to have been settled. So who is bearing a grudge now, and why did these four women have to die?
Not until Martine finds herself imprisoned in the terrifying steam tunnels underneath the old asylum does she put the pieces together. And it is almost too late for her.
I liked this book . I don't often read mystery thriller books because I am usually picky when it comes to those genre but this book sounded interesting and it takes place in Canada and I really want to read more books that take place in Canada.
Anyway, I very much enjoyed this book and it is one I stayed up late reading just because I was so into this story.
I highly recommend. I give this 4 out of 5 Asylum: A Mystery by Jeannette de Beauvoir will be available in online and in bookstores near you on March 10 2015.
* I have received a free ecopy of this for my honest review*
Finny Donelly is not lady-like, in fact she isn’t a lady at all, she was born in White Chapel, the slums of 1858 London. When Devon Dowell, an adventure seeking lord stumbles upon her he figures she is sure to teach his overbearing, society climbing stepmother a lesson about meddling in his affairs. He couldn’t be more wrong. When Finny collaborates with Lord Dowell’s sister to win his love he gets more adventure than he bargains for. Can the scrawny girl in rags really be his dream lady?
I do not often read historical romance but as you all know I do love the genre. This book sounded very interesting so I just couldn't wait to read it and boy am I glad I read it. I started reading Rags to Romance at 9:30pm and good this this book isn't very long (140 pages) because I just couldn't put this book down and I didn't want to because it is so good. I highly recommend if you are into historical romance. I give this 4 out of 5 You can purchase this book now at amazon.com and amazon.ca
*I received a eARC of this book for my honest review*
Livy has never known pure desire like this. The gorgeous Miller Hart captivates her, seduces her, and worships her in deliciously sinful ways. He knows her innermost thoughts, drawing her ever deeper into his dangerous world.
Miller will do anything to keep Livy safe, even if it means risking his own life. But his dark history isn't the only thing that threatens their future together. As the truth of Livy's family legacy unravels, an unsettling parallel between past and present comes to light. Her world spinning out of control, Livy finds herself caught between the rapture of an all-consuming love-and a deadly obsession that could destroy them both . . .
I enjoyed this book but it wasn't one of those books I just couldn't put down. The story was good but I found it repetitive in some places but it did keep me reading. Other than it being repetitive at parts I thought it was well written but not as good as the other 2 books but still a must read if you read the others. This series is the only book series I have read by this author but I think I might look into getting her other books. I give this 3 1/2 out of 5 You can purchase this in bookstore and online. If you want to support my blog you can purchase this book at The Book Depository and I will get a small commission from your order.
In Fire & Flood, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. She can't quit--she has to win the race, save Cody, and then fight to make sure the race stops before it can claim any more lives. In the next legs of the race, across the ocean and over mountains, Tella will face frostbite, sharks, avalanche, and twisted new rules in the race.
But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone's keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you'd relied on most suddenly isn't there for support? How do you weigh one life against another?
The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the start of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the final part of the race, just forty-one are left--and only one can win. Excerpt :
swallow and stare at him in the dark, my entire body itching to feel
his touch. When I see the anticipation in his stance, the way he
looks at me as if I’m
both infuriating and appealing —
makes me feel powerful. But when he takes a step in my direction,
that power plummets to some place untouchable. Now I’m
a seventeen-year-old girl again, standing in the shadows with someone
who feels like he’s
lived three lives to my one.
with me,” he
no room for refusal, and I don’t
want there to be. He takes my hand to help me step over sleeping
bodies, both human and Pandora. When I stumble, he leans over and
sweeps beneath my knees. I’m
brought into his arms with the same ease I may use to curl a rabbit
to my chest. But I’m
not such an innocent, silent creature.
got spirit and fire in spades. Though, right now, as he carries me to
the single back bedroom, I have neither. I’m
somebody else now. I’m
Tella Holloway, Boston girl turned Montana transplant, sitting on the
edge of her bed, awaiting her very first date with the boy who makes
her parents uneasy. A boy who doesn’t
speak nearly enough, but when he does, this girl stops and listens.
In my mind’s
wearing the silver-sequined dress that’s
hibernated in my closet far too long. I feel beautiful and confident,
and who cares if he said we’re
going to the lake at night? I want to glimpse the look on his face
when he sees me. I envision how his entire face will light up as if
lit from within. How his full lips will part slightly and his cold
blue eyes will soften.
sets me on my feet, and I gaze up at him. Oh
yes. Right there. That’s
the look I imagined.
On her best friend’s wedding night, Becca Lawson becomes distressed when she runs into the man who once held her heart and shattered it completely. One night of intense emotions and daring confessions is all it takes to rekindle long-lost emotions. Fearing another heartbreak, Becca shuts herself off completely, denying herself a chance at true love.
On the surface, it seems Austin Blackstone has it all. He’s rich, young and strikingly good-looking; but deep down, his heart aches for the unforgettable girl who slipped through his fingers. When a serendipitous encounter places them together on a tropical paradise, all of his deepest and darkest secrets secrets threaten to spill over. He’s willing to forsake everything he has built to finally get what he truly desires.
Rekindled Desires is a touching love story of second chances and new beginnings. Can two vastly different people forget their rules and take a chance at love? Fans of Deborah Bladon are sure to love this sweet tale set on a beautiful, Caribbean island.
Well the first week of February is over and it has been a crazy week. I haven't been able to read as much as I have been wanting to because it snowed every day of the week and I had to go shovel so many times. I am now sore and tired.
The books in this haul are all books and ebooks to review. I will not post description of these but I will post the links to their Goodread pages. If I post the description this blog post would be very long.