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5 and 3 Stars for Twisted Lives by Ali Spooner – #FF #Romance #Standalone

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Title: Twisted Lives
Author Name: Ali Spooner
Publication Date & Length: September 14, 2014 – 230 pgs

Synopsis

A twist of fate leaves Bet and her daughter Kylie stranded at the entrance of the home of Alex Graves, as she flees the control of an abusive husband.
When custom–homebuilder Alex arrives to find steam boiling from Bet’s car and a beautiful child asleep in the passenger seat, her heart goes out to them.
Alex offers shelter to the pair setting off a chain of events that bring both mother and daughter close to her heart and danger to her door.
A heartwarming story of true love that will keep you smiling long after you’ve finished the book.

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FiveStars

I love Bet because despite having been in a bad, abusive relationship, she had not given up on love or people. She is determined to give her daughter a better life full of love and happiness.
I love Alex because she gets an idea of what she wants and goes for it. And she seems to always find the good in situations.
This is a great book that will take you on a emotional roller coaster. It will draw you in from the moment you start reading and have you laughing and crying.
I couldn’t help but fall in love with this book. From the small town setting, where everyone pulls together when there is trouble. To the boss lady with a heart of gold, and a soft spot for kids and animals.

Amber

ThreeStar

The book started out believable with a woman, Alex, who is described as a tough boss who owns her own business.  I was even fine with the woman, Bet, and her daughter running away from an abusive relationship with her husband and her car breaking down near Alex’s house.

What was not believable to me was the whirl wind romance between the women that happened in a matter of days.  Then the daughter begins calling Alex’s house her home.  It seemed too fairy tale like for me.

Then there is the looming figure of the abusive spouse who finds Bet and his daughter and wants to bring them home to him where they “belong”.  That added an interesting twist to the story and was one I was not expecting.

If you are looking for a love-at-first sight story, this is for you.

Angela

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I am a native Floridian who is temporarily (I hope) displaced in Memphis, TN. for work purposes, however I hope to make it home to a partner of 17 years and our family as quickly as I can. I enjoy photography as a hobby along with spinning a good tale.

I am American by birth and Southern by the Grace of God. LOL I enjoy writing about the south and creating characters and events that I hope my readers enjoy as much as I have in creating them.

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TWO 5 Star and ONE 4 Star Reviews for Trouble Comes in Threes by M.A. Church – #Menage #Paranormal #MM #Romance @nomoretears00

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Title: Trouble Comes in Threes
Author Name: M.A. Church
Publication Date & Length: December 26, 2014 – 234 pgs

Synopsis

A snowstorm in the South—on New Year’s Eve—is a perfect recipe for a catastrophe. After two soul-crushing bad breaks, Kirk’s waiting for disaster number three to strike when, naturally, two stray cats arrive on his doorstep during the storm and decide to make themselves at home. Tenderhearted Kirk lets them stay even though there’s something decidedly odd about his overly friendly felines.

Out of the punishing weather and full of tuna, Dolf and Tal are happy to be snug in Kirk’s house. But then their human goes outside for firewood and suffers a nasty fall that leaves him unconscious. Now the two cats have no choice but to reveal themselves.

Kirk wakes up to find the two kitties are actually Dolf and Tal. They’re cat shifters—and his destined mates. Being part of a feline threesome is enough for Kirk to grapple with, but soon he learns they come from a clowder that doesn’t believe humans and shifters should mix. Kirk knew those two cats would be trouble. Little does he know the real trouble lies ahead.

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FiveStars

I really enjoyed this book. After I got over my initial giggles of cat shifters (mainly because I am not a huge cat person), I really liked the characters.

Tal, Dolf and Kirk have a great relationship. I liked how Church wrote the relationship between Tal and Dolf and had them living and loving in a relationship that wasn’t necessarily missing something, but when Kirk joined, showed them that they could have a meaningful relationship with Kirk too – that he completed their triad.

I also liked the protagonist – that Kirk wasn’t necessarily welcomed, but that his mates defended him with their every breath. That type of devotion was so sweet.

I still laughed when Church described their fighting – picturing in my head, cats fighting, I can’t help but chuckle.

Overall, I really liked the story and hope that Church writes another one about Remi. I also would love to hear more about the main characters’ main lives and how things are going.

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FiveStars

This normally wouldn’t be a reading choice for me but I thought I’d go out of my comfort zone and read a shifter book.  I have only read one or two, but boy am I glad I did, this one was beyond good!
This was the most amazing, fun book to read.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it. Once I started it I could not put it down.  The story flowed so well it just kept me interested right till the end.

I loved Kirk, he was a guy down on his luck, then two cats showed up. It was so funny when he was talking to them in cat form. The dialogue was the best. His reaction to their shifting was priceless.  As their relationship  progressed I felt bad for how people treated him. The story took some turns I didn’t expect, but it made the story that much better and interesting.
Tal and Dolf were very strong characters, I don’t think the story would have been as enjoyable if they were portrayed any differently. They each brought something different to the relationship.

The only thing I found annoying was the repeated use of the words sexy, goddess, and cutie.  Otherwise a very enjoyable book!

Sherry

FourStars

Dolf is definitely my favorite. Something about the protective not afraid to fight next in line to be Alfa that I find sexy. Tal I like for his peacekeeping and sensitive side he is his mates exact opposite. And helps Balance him out. Neither realized anything was missing until they met Kirk the sexy human mechanic.  I love the fact Kirk fills in all there missing pieces. Not afraid to stand up to Dolf and sensitive enough to understand Tal. They all complete each other.
I also love the fact that even thou Kirk is a human witch brings all types of problems and challanges they refuse to give up on him.
I love how seamlessly the book flows from everyday life, problems, emotional and sex.
I also enjoyed the fact that even when the sex is kinky you can see all the emotions behind it. Although there is plenty of sex kinky and otherwise that is NOT what the entire book is about. This book puts a whole new spin on feline shifters and I love it! I give it 4 stars!

Amber

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Dolf picked out the saw he wanted, then followed Tal to another aisle. His mate pointed out the different kinds, but Tal’s words had rapidly faded into a meaningless buzz. There, on the air currents in the store, was the sweetest scent. It was light and flowery, reminding him of honeysuckle. He breathed deeply, taking the scent into himself. His cock hardened immediately and his head spun. A yowl threatened to escape.

That scent… that scent was seductive and alluring. It spoke to him, whispering things that made him need. His cat paced frantically in his mind, tail slashing madly. The need to pounce, to sink his canines in and drink that sweet, life-giving blood of his…. His gums tingled and saliva flooded his mouth.

He swallowed, then swallowed again as his head pounded, his heart rate spiking as one thought screamed through his mind: Mate! Another mate! Where was that scent coming from? Or who? And by the goddess, why? He already had a mate. What was their goddess thinking, giving him another? But he couldn’t ignore the reaction. It had been the same when he met Tal.

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M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!

When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.

She was a finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013.

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4.5 Stars for Loneliness Ebbs Deep by Adrian J. Smith & Rachael Orman – #FF #MonsterErotica @RachaelOrman @adrianajsmith

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Title: Loneliness Ebbs Deep
Author Name: Adrian J. Smith & Rachael Orman
Publication Date & Length: December 15, 2014 – 35 pgs

Synopsis

Living in a closed society hasn’t given Kaya many opportunities to explore her sexuality. With no family around and no one to take care of her, Kaya wanders through the forest to the forbidden lake. Curiosity and the unknown prompt her to touch and feel everything she has been missing. And when Helki arrives, the façade she lives in is shattered.

*Intended for Audiences 18 yrs+ — This is MONSTER EROTICA so expect the unexpected**

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Kaya is a beautiful girl who I don’t think understands her own worth. She seems to only know pain and suffering. I love that when she finds happiness and acceptance in a “different” place she is not afraid to go for it!
Helki is a beautiful creature in her own right. I love how her emotions are shown through her surroundings.
This is a awesome monster erotica. I love that two lonely girls find themselves and the love and affection they deserve even in a un- conventional way. The Authors prove love comes in all shapes, sizes and forms. I give it 4 1/2 stars

Amber

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Adrian J. Smith: 

Adrian J. Smith, or “AJ” as she is often called, is a part-time writer with an epic imagination, sharp wit, and kind heart that gets her into a bit of trouble when it comes to taking in all the neighborhood stray cats. Being obsessed with science fiction, Smith often goes off on tangents about the space-time continuum. She is also a part-time lunatic with a secretive past. It’s been rumored that she was once a spy for the government, but anyone who has gotten close enough to know the truth has never lived to tell the tale. When traveling around the world on various classified tasks, Smith requires the following be provided: buffalo jerky, mimosas, and eighty-six pennies. This is all we know about the reclusive woman.

Rachael Orman:

Mother by day. Writer by night. I spend a majority of my day with my children and reading while my nights are filled with the sound of the keyboard as I work on my next work.

I have written in F/F, F/F/M, F/F/F and then of course F/M genres…. So, beware, I do not always have the most ‘traditional’ scenes. And one day I will venture into M/M, just have to find the time.

I love to try new things and learn from every piece of work I write. I’ll write just about anything once to learn from it. I’ve even ventured out of my normal erotica genre into Monster Erotica. Doubt you’ll find me writing anything not erotic as you can barely get me to even read something out of that category, but then again, you never know what I might try next.

Never stop learning. Try everything at least once.

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