A murderer’s child…A
foster child…A troubled teen…Gabriel ‘The Saint’ Vega has never had an
easy life. Being shuffled from one foster home to another after his
father murdered his mother, he found himself in and out of trouble with
the law. Never giving a damn about himself, let alone anyone else, his
life was spiraling out of control; fast. Until one man and one sport
Frankie Carbone taught Saint how to handle
his anger and rejection; by fighting it out in the ring. On his way to
stardom, Saint finds himself pushed into the spotlight and into the arms
of more women than he can ever imagine; he’s completely content with
one night stands and random sex.
Then Salem Harris comes walking
into his life and changes his game plan. Saint finds himself wanting
Salem in all the ways that scare him. She is off limits; taken. But that
doesn’t stop Saint from going after what he wants, and he wants her.
showed Saint a new way of life with Boxing, but will Salem give him the
one thing he's never known – love? Will Saint find himself fighting for
the one thing he thinks he doesn't deserve or will Salem end up
breaking his heart? Gabriel ‘The Saint’ Vega has had to fight for every
good thing he's gotten in his life. Can he go the distance?
I’m not normally a fan of boxing-type books, mainly because
I don’t really “get” the sport, and I don’t really want to learn it.But I took a shot on this book and I can say
that I’m glad that I did because I ended up enjoying the book a bit more than I
thought that I would.
I did like how Ms. Cervone didn’t make the book all about
boxing, and the parts that were really mentioned about the sport, it was
explained in a way that I was able to follow along and understand it
completely.The only time the boxing
part of the story got to me, is how when a group of boxers was introduced, and their
names plus their nicknames were given.It was confusing for me personally.I did enjoy the characters, even though there were some that I didn’t
really enjoy, I still enjoyed following along with the story.The storyline itself was one that, while I felt
it was a bit predictable at times, I still was able to get into the story and
This is a solid 4 star read for me personally.I don’t see myself re-reading this book again
in the future, however I do have plans on continuing on with the series to find
out what happens to Gabriel and Salem.
Born and raised in New England, Christa is a married mother of three. She began writing her first book, Broken, in October 2012, as a love story to her husband, Frank. During the writing process, Christa managed to keep her book a secret from the majority of her family and friends, including her mother. She finally revealed that she had written a book on her personal Facebook page just two weeks before Broken was released.
Broken was released in February 2013, and within twenty-four hours of its release, it was on Amazon's Movers and Shakers list as well as in the Top 20 Erotica. Christa released her second novel, On the Ropes - Book One in the Down for the Count series, in February 2014. On the Ropes has also climbed the charts on Amazon, hitting the Top 10 Sports Fiction and the Top 20 Romance Sports Fiction lists. Book Two, Going the Distance, was released July 2014 and claimed the number 3 spot in the Interracial category as well being in the top 20 in Erotica on Amazon.
Limitless Publishing has recently acquired the Down for the Count series and will be re-releasing the series under their publishing label in May 2015.
Along with the Down for the Count series, Christa's new series titled, Can't Stop Lovin' You, will also be released under Limitless Publishing. The series will have at least four books, Dream On, What it Takes, Sweet Emotion and Hole in my Soul. Dream On is slated for 2015 release.
first time Daroshi spotted Bryan, the Maz’Rarian warrior knew he wanted
the small town sheriff as his mate. Things have been going downhill
since. Daroshi doesn’t have experience dealing with humans, especially a
very unhappy human male who’s just had his well-planned life jerked out
from under him. Little does Daroshi know the changes Bryan will insist
be made to help him adjust. But he also never dreamed someone would
actually try to kill his mate.
The shocks just keep coming for
Sheriff Bryan Coltrane. Finding out aliens exist was bad enough. Finding
himself mated to one was definitely not on his to-do list. Wait, what?
Did someone say tentacles? And if that’s not enough, a killer tried to
poison him. Added to his misery, now he’s on his way to another planet—a
planet that he hates on sight. How’s he supposed to survive in such a
cold, ugly industrialized world? Can you take the country out of the boy
without killing his spirit?
As Bryan struggles to adapt, a killer plots to end his new life... before it even begins.
This is book three in the series and you must read in order.
This one again is about Bryan and Daroshi although Shawn and
Ziang do play a role in the story. We’ve made it through space, the poising and
now about to land on their new plant and home. Once Bryan and Shawn see the new
planet they are heart sick to see it’s as bland as the ship, browns, grays, no
color. But they are determined to make the best of it. Once Bryan and Daroshi
get to Daroshi home and settle into the new life it becomes obvious that Bryan
is not happy, so they decide to go on a hunting trip were Bryan is the prey.
Little do they know that someone else will be hunting him as well?
This book is all about moving the story along. Getting Bryan
settled, seeing if this will work, getting to know each other. And it’s a good
story. Couple of twists which are predictable but still very well written and
the sexual encounters are smoking hot. My big issue’s with this one is that we
spent several pages in the beginning and then again later on rehashing the
first two books.Now, I have to admit
that I don’t know the time gap between releases, but these books aren’t that
long. People can skim read to catch up if they have forgotten obvious plot
points? Why waste valuable page space? give us more story, please.Also something that bugged me throughout the
book, and I don’t normally bring up covers but I LOVE covers and will buy a
book just based on it. On both the second and third book, we show Bryan
hairless but clearly by the description he is a hairy guy. This really bothers
me; do we just not care enough to get the cover and the character to match? This
time we aren’t left with a cliffy but enough of an open that we will probably
see another couple of books in the series.
When Daniel’s husband Anders takes the family camping in the woods, Daniel can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right.
almost dismisses his fears as nothing more than his dislike of the
great outdoors, but when the couple’s five-year-old son Axel goes
missing, his worst fears are confirmed.
A search party reveals
something more sinister than either man could ever have dreamed of
encountering in the woods. Can they find Axel and save him before it’s
My first book by this author and I have to say I was
expecting so much more. Maybe because it’s only a novella and that’s why I felt
it was lacking. But the whole thing I didn’t feel anything for any of the
characters, and I thought I should have especially since a child went missing,
I should have felt the anguish, right? Also, who keeps a staple gun in the
trunk of their car? Other than those points I did like the fact that the bond
these men clearly had, the family they have created. I liked the wooing touch
they did, by playing the violin. And then the twist at the end.
Ofelia Gränd is
Swedish through and through. She lives in a small west coast town with her
husband and their three children. She has absolutely no time to write, so,
naturally, that’s what she wants to do. Have you ever tried to write something
with one child in your lap and two more standing around wanting attention?
Ofelia does all the time—try, that is.
She could give up
her glamorous life as a stay-at-home mum, and go back to her work as a teacher.
But why not take advantage of the situation when she’s living in a parental
leave utopia? Enough about her being a parent, you think, and you’re quite
right. Ofelia is a no-poo follower, a pescatarian who bakes her own bread and
makes her own soap—now, you wished that we’d stuck to the children, don’t you?
If you still want
to know more, you’ll find Ofelia here:
Porter Marshall has
nearly achieved his goal of becoming a Club Sin Master, but his new sub
poses a much bigger challenge than he anticipated. Despite their mutual
attraction and red-hot dungeon sessions, Kenzie Hart plays her own
games. Her bratty, you-can’t-break-me attitude masks terrible personal
hurt—pain that only the exquisite touch of a skilled Dom can release.
But when Porter suggests taking their connection to the outside world,
Kenzie denies him . . . which only makes him want her more.
can’t ignore the raw, fierce bond she has with Porter. But she can’t
give in to his dangerous demands, either. Is the passion they share
real, or is he using her to solidify his status at Club Sin? And yet,
who else can she trust with the shattering secrets she holds within? As
Porter expertly brings her to the point of no return, Kenzie surrenders
her body—and, piece by piece, her heart.
Tamed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
I have been looking forward to Kenzie and Porter’s story for
a long time! As a HUGE Club Sin Series fan (and an even bigger Stacey Kennedy
fan), this story did NOT disappoint me!
Kenzie is Club Sin’s resident submissive. She loves to push
the limits with the Masters and is not afraid of their punishment. She is
bratty and does not want to get close to anyone. Including any Master. Porter
wants to be a Master at Club Sin and has some difficult work to do in order to
pass the others’ test – tame Kenzie and get her to truly sub to him.
Like any other book in this series, the “scenes” are
scorching HOT!! But, what sets this story apart is that Kenzie is so hurt and
damaged, yet she won’t let anyone close enough to comfort her. She uses her
attitude as a shield to push everyone away. But, Porter pushes past and she
begins to submit to him.
While this story can be read as a stand-alone, I HIGHLY
recommend you start at the beginning of the series. Each couple/character is
featured in more than one book, creating an amazing world in Club Sin. They are
all well worth the time to read!
Tia Louise is the Amazon Bestselling author of the ONE TO
Her debut adult romance ONE TO HOLD was a 2014 "Lady
Boner" award-winner, #1 in Military Romance, and a Top 20 Contemporary
Romance novel for several months. ONE TO KEEP, #2 in the series of stand-alone
novels, followed the same course, with the remaining performing equally well.
From being a "Readers' Choice" nominee two years
running, to picking up USA Today "Happily Ever After" nods, nothing
makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the
Alexander-Knight world of stories.
A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the
U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories
she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common
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Who in your personal life was the biggest supporter of your writing?
husband “Mr. TL” is by far my biggest supporter. We were both English majors
when we met in college, and he’s an even more voracious reader than I am. So he
thinks its amazing that I’m writing books. He’s also my best brainstorming
partner. Being a lawyer, he helps me think through many of the situations the
Alexander-Knight guys face.
Do you prefer quiet or background noise when writing? If background
it’s white noise. Otherwise, it distracts me.
What is one thing you wish your readers could understand about the
guess how personal it is. Writers work very hard on these stories, developing
these characters. They become like family to us, which is weird because they’re
fictitious. For me, however, even the “bad guys” have some redeeming qualities.
Well, except Sloan.
If your characters could come to life and be a real human, which one
do you think you would get along with best and which one would drive you crazy
always thought I would be besties with Elaine—I’m sure I’d love Melissa and
Kenny… heck, all the ladies are great friends. The one who would drive me crazy
first is probably Nikki. LOL!
When did you start writing and what was your inspiration?
been writing all my life, starting with my first graphic novel when I was nine.
(It was me and my ballpoint pen.) As I got older, I worked as a journalist, I
taught high school English, I was an editor for a while. In my 30s I decided to
start writing books, and it’s been fantastic. I guess my inspiration is all the
great stories I’ve read or watched in my life.
Is there a genre or type of book that you love to read but could
never write and if so why?
don’t know. I pretty much read what I write. I don’t read much horror, but that
might be hard. Just because I tend to get very emotionally invested when I’m
writing. I have to keep going back to the “bad” scenes and layering in the
emotions so I’m not overwhelmed… LOL!
Seeing more and more authors going the "self-pub' route.
publishing has really made it possible for more and more serious authors to
make a living writing books. Before indie, only a handful—like five to
ten—authors were able to make a living from their books. That is a great thing
How much thought do you as an author put into your cover, cover
models etc. And has that changed since you started writing. If so, have you or
will you go back and re-do covers you’re no longer pleased with?
always spent a lot of time on my covers, and I’ve always tried to work with
some of the best cover designers available. I hope to one day earn enough to
afford cover models and custom shoots. In the meantime, I’m pretty happy with
what we’ve done.
What is the most intense scene you have ever written? Did you find
it difficult writing that scene?
*the scene* in One to Protect was the
hardest. Mostly it was because I wanted to be sure I conveyed what was
happening, how it unfolded, and I really wanted to build to it with Derek’s
past and mental state. All of that will come into play in One to Save.
stressed out the most about writing *the scene* in One to Love—but again, it was more of a build concern. I try to
make these moments as emotional and believable as possible. I was actually
really worried I wouldn’t do Kenny & Slayde’s love story justice.
If you could write in any genre that you've never tried, what would
it be and why?
pretty happy where I am! But I do think that Halloween idea for the One to Hold
crew would be fun. (I.e., Derek as vampire, Melissa as Mina, the Knight
brothers as shifters… Mariska and Elaine as witches… Kenny & Slayde as the
Van Helsings… Sloan as a zombie. LOL!)
writing, what comes first? The characters or the plot?
Since I have these
characters pretty established in my head, I guess I’d have to say the plot.
Throwing them in these situations and seeing how they’ll work their way out.
Do you ever write your own personal fantasies into
I love to travel to a luxurious spa with my bestie and be swept off my feet by
a tall, dark, and sexy billionaire who does amazing things with his mouth? Why
How much if any of your story line comes from real
life people or events?
much. I mean, I don’t try to write anyone I know. Occasionally I’ll use names
of people I know. But that’s more because I suck at picking names.
How many times do you read what you wrote and
think "where the hell did that come from?!"
a bit, actually. It’s more the sexy parts, though. I’m like, “Wow! Did I write
Do you have to look at the keys when you type?
wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood?
Just enough, but not too much.
you two favorite 80’s movies?
Sixteen Candles and… jeez. This is
hard b/c I was a kid in the 80s. I guess I have to say The Lost Boys because my
best friend Dara and I saw that movie about 100 times in the theater. (She had
a boyfriend who worked at the box office.)
man-hole covers round?
A round manhole cover can’t fall in
if inserted diagonally… also round covers don’t have to be precisely aligned.
Derek Alexander is a
retired Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa
Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.
the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off
the charts. But what is revealed during their "one week stand" only
Because she'll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he'll do everything he can to hold her.
STAND-ALONE, ONE TO HOLD NOVEL. Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to
strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for
readers under the age of 18. (M/F)
single, retired Guard-turned private investigator. I was a closer. A
deal maker. I looked clients in the eye and told them I'd get their shit
done. And I did..."
Patrick doesn't do "nice." At least, not anymore.
his fiancée cheats, he follows up with a one-night stand and a
disastrous office hook-up. His business partner (Derek Alexander) sends
him to the desert to get his head straight--and clean up the mess.
there, Patrick meets Elaine, and blistering sparks fly, but she's not
looking for any guy. Or a long-distance relationship.
ready to do anything to keep her, but just when it seems he's changed
her mind, the skeletons from his past life start coming back.
STAND-ALONE, ONE TO HOLD NOVEL. Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to
strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for
readers under the age of 18. (M/F, male POV)
When Sloan Reynolds
beats criminal charges, Melissa Jones stops believing her wealthy,
connected ex-husband will ever pay for what he did to her. Derek
Alexander can't accept that--a tiny silver scar won't let him forget,
and as a leader in the security business, he is determined to get the
man who hurt his fiancée.
Then the body of a former call girl
turns up dead. She's the breakthrough Derek's been waiting for, the link
to Sloan's sordid past he needs. But as usual, legal paths to justice
have been covered up or erased.
Derek's ready to do whatever it
takes to protect his family when his partner Patrick Knight devises a
plan that changes everything. It's a plan that involves coloring outside
the lines and taking a walk on the dark side. It goes against
everything on which Alexander-Knight, LLC, is based. And it's a plan
Derek's more than ready to follow.
A STAND-ALONE, ONE TO
HOLD NOVEL. Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and
sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of
18. (M/F, dual POV)