Friday, May 30, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Life After Taylah by Bella Jewel...GIVEAWAY!!

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Author: Bella Jewel

Release Date: May 26, 2014



My mother's name is Taylah, and once, a very long time ago, she was my best friend - she was everything I wanted to be.

Until the night she disappeared.

Ten years on and my life, my families lives and the world around us has never been the same again.
How can it be when you are left not knowing?

No leads. No connections. Nothing. Just pure emptiness.

My dancing is the only way I can separate myself from the pain that lies in my home, in my father's eyes and in my brother's spirit. They need me and I'll fight with everything I am to be there for them, but who will be there for me?

Then I meet Nate.

Champion Motocross racer and everything my father doesn't want for me. He's forbidden, he's beautiful, and he's carrying a bundle of his own secrets.

When I step into his world, there is no turning back.

He will consume me.

He will teach me how to breathe again.

He will put a tiny piece of my broken heart, back together.

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Holding Aces (#1 The Kingdom) by Nikki Groom


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Author: Nikki Groom

Release Date: May 29th 2014

Genre: Adult contemporary romance



They say that time heals all wounds.
But mine are set in so deeply, they’ve taken on a life of their own, lurking in the shadows at every turn and haunting my thoughts.

The girl I once was has been replaced by a stranger.
I don’t even know who I am anymore.

I run.
And I hide.
Pretending to be someone I’m not…

Until I meet Denham King.
My burst of color in an otherwise grey world.
And for the first time in my life, I find myself running towards someone instead of running away.

But fate can be cruel,
and I can’t escape my past.
Can I?

**Holding Aces is part one of a two part Adult Contemporary Romance series that contains mature sexual content and language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cover Reveal: Keep Me (#2 Twist Me) by Anna Zaires...GIVEAWAY!!

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Title: Keep Me (Twist Me, #2)

Author: Anna Zaires

Genre: Dark Erotic Novel

Release Date: September 30, 2014

Cover Design by Eden Crane Designs



Abducted at eighteen. Held captive for 15 months.

It reads like one of those headlines. And yes, I did it. I stole her. Nora, with her long dark hair and silky skin. She’s my weakness, my obsession.

I’m not a good man. I never pretended to be one. She can love me, but she can’t change me.

I can, however, change her.

My name is Julian Esguerra, and Nora is mine to keep.

***Keep Me is the sequel to Twist Me, told from Nora and Julian’s POV.***

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Gypsy Brothers Series (#1 - #4) by Lili St. Germain...GIVEAWAY!!

Welcome to Venice Beach, California. Home to the Gypsy Brothers motorcycle club.

Confucius said, “Before embarking upon a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
I planned to dig seven.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: That Man Series by N'elle Lamour

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Titles: That Man 1-3

Author: Nelle L'Amour

Genre: Erotic Romance

Series: That Man Trilogy

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There’s a new beautiful player in town…

Blake Burns, the sexy head of SIN-TV, who goes through women like some go through water. Until he meets Jennifer McCoy, his outspoken new assistant and development executive.

Newly engaged Jennifer has no idea that her devastating new boss is the man she kissed, blindfolded, in a game of Truth or Dare. That kiss, that man, that beautiful stranger she cannot forget.

Blake hasn’t been able to stop thinking about that kiss either…and he’ll do anything to win Jennifer —even if it means being a beautiful bastard and breaking all the rules.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Book Review+Blitz Goodies: The Morning After by Adriane Leigh

TMA BN KoboTitle: The Morning After (Morning #1)

Author: Adriane Leigh

Release Date: May 19, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Georgia Montgomery lives in an ever-present state of denial.
It's the only coping mechanism she's found to overcome the horror that colors her past.
Until one pleasure seeking playboy turns her world on its axis.
Georgia tries to ignore the tornado of emotion that sweeps through her system whenever Tristan is near, but just like an addiction, one look, one taste, one touch is never enough.
And then there's Kyle, the doting boyfriend she's left at home for the summer, the one she gave her heart to when she was twelve, the one that holds her fragile love in his strong and steady hands.
What was once comfortable turns unbearable, and soon Georgia finds herself fantasizing about the forbidden.
The chemistry between Tristan and Georgia is scorching and it isn't long before the slow burn ignites into a full-blown wildfire that threatens to consume anything in its path.
Denial is comfortable.
Love is anything but.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Of Happiness (#2 Pursuit) by Olivia Luck

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Author: Olivia Luck

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 12, 2014



"Now that I have you, I'm never letting you go.”

Edith Neff relocated to Chicago to capture her own piece of happiness. Now bombarded with more change than she knows how to manage, Eddie struggles to pick of the pieces of her torn heart and decimated friendship.

Standing in the middle of a sidewalk while her (ex?) boyfriend Harris Grant pleads for forgiveness, Eddie's at a loss what to do next. So when her estranged father provides a lifeline - she has no option than to take his offer.

But Harris won't let Eddie go without a fight. He'll use whatever tactics necessary to win back his girl. While Eddie and Harris find their way back together, darkness lurks, unwilling to relent on destroying their relationship. Permanently.

Note: Of Happiness is the sequel to In Pursuit. Content intended for readers 18+.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Book Review+Blitz Goodies: Burn (#3 Blood and Roses) by Callie Hart

Title: Burn (#3 Blood and Roses)

Author: Callie Hart

Genre: Erotica



I’m not safe.

I haven’t been safe for a while now.

I ran to Zeth for protection, but Zeth is in danger himself. With Julio on one side, and the leader of the Widow Makers MC on the other, the smartest thing to do would be to run. I’ve been running long enough, though.

This is the closest I’ve come to finding my sister in two years.

I can’t back down now.


My right hand man’s being tortured in the basement.

The guy who tried to buy Sloane’s virginity is burning rubber in our direction.

My psychotic boss is on a mission to find me, and the girl I’m supposed to be keeping safe has landed herself right in the middle of all of this.

Just another breezy weekend in the California desert.

What could possibly go wrong in the next 48 hours?


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Find this Review at Taryn Lee's Book Blog

A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

Zeth and Sloane sitting in a tree... they're doing A LOT more than K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

  "I'm not just beer drunk on him. I'm f*cking tequila drunk."  -Sloane

This installment gives us a HUGE glimpse into the not-relationship-but-it's-going-to-happen of doctor Sloane and my husband badass Zeth. It's like we are finally kind of starting to get somewhere with these two. They are stuck in this compound with a major criminal and Sloane is playing the part of Zeth's slut. And we can't forget that they're doing all of this to get Sloane's sister back.

  "You're not the girl stupid enough to let me do anything. You're the girl stupid enough to not see what's standing right in front of her."  -Zeth

THIS. SERIES. Every installment is mind blowing. We get so much more of each of our characters. Sloane is starting to realize that the world is a lot scarier than she expected it to be. And Zeth is finding that maybe Sloane has what it takes to break through his steely exterior for a chance to find the beauty that is on the inside.

  "How is it that a man like him, a man made to be a weapon of mass destruction and little else, has seen more in us than I have?"  -Sloane

Overall, this book series is so good. I just love how Callie Hart presents these characters to us. And the ending of this book is really great. Prepare yourself to be blown away by this 4.5 STARS out of 5 STARS book.

Read by Taryn Lee on May 11, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on May 24, 2014
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Callie Hart is a bagel eating, coffee drinking denizen of the greatest city on this earth. Born in Colorado, she moved to The Big Apple to study and undertake the Bar exam, and in the meantime she wrote this book! She lives on a ridiculously high floor in a way-too expensive building with her fiancé and their pet goldfish, Neptune. Deviant is the first installment in her Blood and Roses series. The next installment, Fracture, is scheduled to be released in April.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Burning Down the House by Allie Gail

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Author: Allie Gail

Release Date: March 10, 2014



2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarter-finalist

Rob Kensington is just your typical high school senior. Athletic, intelligent, handsome. Sees a therapist once a week. Because his parents just died in a house fire of questionable origin. And he doesn’t seem to care.

Maybe he isn’t so typical.

Sara Marsh had no clue when she returned to live with her divorced father that the bedroom down the hall would be occupied by a stray with a major attitude problem. The last time she saw Rob, he was a brooding goth who could have passed as Marilyn Manson’s love child. But at some point during her three years away, Creepy Kensington managed to evolve into a sizzling hot star running back with smoldering hazel eyes.

The attraction is undeniable. The temptation is irresistible. And soon they’re sharing more than just an address. But with another life lost in a deliberately set blaze, Sara’s trust is faltering. Has she lost her heart to a serial arsonist? He’s already shown her the allure of playing with fire.

And someone’s about to get burned.

This book contains strong language and sexual content and is intended for ages 17+

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Health Update... :-/

I have come down with a BAD case of food poisoning. Any and all reviews, blog tours, and cover reveals, etc. to be posted will be done as soon as I am able to get out of bed and to my computer. Any questions, please email me at

Thanks for understanding!

xx Taryn Lee

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Within Temptation (#1 Sons of Temptation) by Tanya Holmes

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WT-FrontCover copyTitle: Within Temptation (Sons of Temptation #1)

Author: Tanya Holmes

Release Date: May 12, 2014

Category: Romantic Mystery/Romantic Suspense. (This is not erotica or romantica. This is a romance centered around a murder mystery.)
Heat Factor: 3 out of 5 -- The sexual tension is high, and the burn is slow. Sex is character-driven, rather than plot-driven.



Love, betrayal and murder in a small town….
Twelve years after her mother's murder, Shannon Bradford fears she may have helped convict an innocent man. Even worse, her prominent family may have had something to do with it. Desperate for answers, she seeks help from the one person least likely to give it. Her best friend and childhood crush, Trace Dawson. The man she sent to prison.

Serving hard time for murder has left Trace angry and bitter. As far as he's concerned, digging into the past won't replace the years he's lost or erase the hell he's lived. Now that he's free, Shannon Bradford tops his list of bad memories. But he never counted on falling in love.

Set in a sleepy little town during the dead of winter, this award-winning romance novel is a tale of one woman's quest for truth and a man's struggle to forgive.

"MEMORIES flooded my mind, of the quiet riot he was, of the secret crush I’d had on him, and the extraordinary friendship we’d shared so many years ago. As fast as those images came, others replaced them. I was thrust back to the crime scene, back to Mother’s corpse and the shirtless eighteen-year-old roaring obscenities while Sheriff Gray and a deputy dragged him away in handcuffs." -- Within Temptation

Friday, May 16, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: The Bad Boy Billionaire Series by Maya Rodale...GIVEAWAY!!!

Title:  The Bad Boy Billionaire: What a Girl Wants

Author: Maya Rodale


The third installment of a sexy, whirlwind romance about a
modern day heroine writing historical romance novels based on her romantic
misadventures with the bad boy billionaire.

Jane Sparks had it all…almost.

Everyone knew that Jane Sparks had been dumped by her high
school sweetheart and fired from her job, which is why she was really looking
forward to attending her high school reunion as a successful romance novelist
with her hot billionaire boyfriend as her date. But a violent encounter with
her ex-boyfriend changed everything.

Duke Austen was the luckiest guy in town…almost

Duke Austen is a blue-eyed charmer with a bad boy reputation
and ambitious plans for his future-after two failed startups, this tech
entrepreneur is about to celebrate the $20 billion IPO of his company-but it no
longer matters when the woman he loves has been hurt. Stranded in his apartment
during a hurricane without powerless, they must rebuild their trust…and fall in
love all over again.
Just when they have it all figured out, Jane and Duke are
forced to decide what matters more: facing her past or celebrating his
successful future.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Sawyer Says by Carey Heywood...GIVEAWAY!!!

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sawyerTitle: Sawyer Says

Author: Carey Heywood

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 6, 2014



Sawyer says…
Casual flings are the only way to go.
Everyone you trust eventually leaves.
Falling in love is for anyone, but her.

What else would she say when all she knows is loss and abandonment? Sawyer Sterling learned too young that depending on anyone else will get her nothing but heartache in the end. Never shying away from outwardly showing her love, she struggles accepting it herself. Stubbornly, she vows to never risk her heart.

Dealing with revelations she never saw coming, her impulse is to distance herself from emotional entanglements. When her past collides with her present, can Jared Keller help prove to her just how wrong her assumptions are? He is the exception to her argument that everyone leaves. Will she ever see him as something she deserves?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cover Reveal: Dirty Deeds by Karina Halle

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Author: Karina Halle



“He’s fearless and ruthless. Soulless.”

As a flight attendant, Alana Bernal has had her share of suitors. She's also had more than her fair share of tragedy within her messed-up family. But what she hasn't had is love. Real, rip-your-heart-out, tear-your-clothes-off, all-consuming love.

At least that was the case until she met an American tourist, Derek Conway, a ripped ex-soldier with steely eyes and a commanding presence.

What started as a chance encounter between the two in Puerto Vallarta, a weekend full of hot sex and mindless passion, has led to something more.

Something deadly.

Because Derek isn't the type of man to fall in love. He's not a man who sticks around.

And he's definitely not in Mexico on vacation.

Derek is a mercenary, a killer-for-hire, a man who does the ugly jobs for the highest bidder.

Unfortunately for Alana and Derek, the highest bidder has the power to destroy whatever worlds they have created for themselves.

The highest bidder can destroy everything.

*This is a romantic suspense book, #2 in the Dirty Angels trilogy but can be read as a standalone novel*

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Book Release Blitz Goodies: Pistol by Max Henry

Title:  Pistol

Author: Max Henry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 10, 2014


Stephanie Drake, or Steph as she’s known to her friends, is lost. Somewhere between the end of her childhood, and the day her loser of a boyfriend called it quits on their so-called relationship, she forgot who she was. She lives each day in a perpetual routine, stuck in the confines of her normal, safe life. If she doesn’t take a risk, she won’t get hurt—right?
Then she meets Pete—or Pistol to his friends.
He’s blunt, arrogant, and straight forward about what he wants. And as it turns out, he wants her.
Should she take a walk on the wild side, risk being burnt, and lay her heart on the line? Something in the way he makes her feel tells her ‘yes’, but her friends aren’t so sure this emotionally shut-off man has a place in her life. Why should she listen to them, though? After all, they don’t know a thing about him …
… do they?

Friday, May 9, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: That Which Destroys Me by Kimber S. Dawn


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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Find this Review at Taryn Lee's Book Blog

A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

Alright. So let's talk about this book. This Book. Maybe I'm still in shock, but it's been 24 hours since I finished the book and I'm still deeply going to say that I wasn't a fan of this book. Now my rating isn't going to seem like that, but that's because it's a good book...

Stella is just out of school and she needs this year long internship or she will go no where in her chosen career. But her boss just so happens to be badass alpha BDSM sexpert Wesley Jacobs of Jacobs' Publishing. Together, their lives are going to ignite, but when we find out Stella has a crazy stalker, we don't know if or when it will burn them to the ground.

Sooooo. I'm giving this book 4 STARS out of 5 STARS... and I'm sure y'all are wondering why if I wasn't a fan. And the reason is because this book was written very well. The writing flowed smoothly. I found myself growing attached to the characters. I think the last 10% of the book just had me frustrated and that's why I didn't enjoy the overall book.

Overall, I think this book is something different. It's something to read when you don't want those lame insta-love reads. This is going to dig deep into you and give you the feels! I think if I come back to this book in a year or two, I might find myself having sat on the material enough to finally accept what was written.

Read by Taryn Lee on May 7, 2014
Reviewed by Taryn Lee on May 8, 2014
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Just found out this has been banned from Amazon... Censorship isn't cool!

Not banned anymore... It's live:

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Book Review+Tour Goodies: Two For One by Anne B. Harrison

Title: Two for One (#1 The Club)

Author: Anne B. Harrison

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: March 6, 2014


Nothing is going Lizzie’s way. Her sex life is unsatisfying, her job sucks and she has more debt than she needs thanks to her loser brother. Against her better judgment, she lets her best friend sign her up to be auctioned off at a high-rolling venue called the Club. Agreeing to a weekend of adventurous sex with a stranger is one thing, but being bought by the brothers who own the Club means Lizzie is up for a weekend beyond her wildest fantasies.

Ryan and Lizzie hit it off, in bed and out, but it’s his quiet brother, Trace, that has her heart pounding and her panties in a twist. But is Lizzie what Trace needs? Having been burned before, will he take a chance on what his heart is telling him or trust his instincts and send her home after their weekend is over?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014