Caveman – Jo Raven

35230789Matthew Hansen is the kind of handsome that has grown women whispering behind their hands and giggling like schoolgirls.
Dark, tall and mysterious, he’s a newcomer to our little town. He’s a gritty, grease-covered mechanic, and a single daddy.
Sweet, right?
Plus he’s looking for a nanny – and I am desperately looking for a job.
Sounds like the perfect deal.
Only he’s a jerk. An uncivilized, hulking brute. Zero manners. Zero interest in making me feel welcome in his home. Downright rude.
But oh so sexy.
And I need the job. I can do this.
One thing is for sure: I can’t fall for the Caveman. No matter how sexy he is. How mysterious. How tortured.
That’s the only rule – and one I’m about to break.
Jo Raven is one of my all-time favorite authors. I’ve greatly enjoyed almost all of her books, and this one was no exception. Somewhat typical of her books, it was major on the angsty radar with a heaping dose of feels. After losing his wife, Matt kind of goes a little insane and withdraws completely from everyone and everything, including his two young children. When Octavia enters the picture looking for a job as his kids’ nanny, he immediately slams the door in her face. So begins a tumultuous, strange relationship between the two. It also doesn’t help that there is a little over ten years age difference between the two, which Matt balks at all throughout the novel.
There is more of a sinister aspect to this book than has been touched upon too heavily in her previous novels that was extremely intriguing and thrilling. It was also interesting to see the hero struggling with anxiety and panic attacks, which is something you normally ever read the heroine ever experiencing. I liked that there was kind of a quiet vulnerability to Matt that he hid underneath a hard and angry exterior.
Okay, so let me explain a couple things about this book: I’m rating it based on how I enjoyed the story and nothing else. It isn’t my favorite of hers, but it also isn’t my least favorite. The next thing I noticed is that it does need a little extra editing and proofing, which tends to be a common occurrence in her novels. Now, for me, this doesn’t really detract from the story itself, but it can definitely be a little distracting and if you’re someone who tends to struggle with reading novels with some editing issues, be aware of this. I would encourage you to read the story for yourself, but I do think this is an important component to touch upon.
I’m of the opinion that I will pretty much one-click whatever Jo writes, as I have loved her books so much over the past couple years. All in all, this was a good read and I finished it fairly quickly.
(Original Review)
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NEW RELEASE: Bound By Chains – L.M. Roberts

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Description contains explicit content.
 
Bestselling Author, L.M. Roberts, brings Book Two of the Shattered Hearts Trilogy to steam up your device. This is a continuation from the first book, Condemned by Him. 
Revel in the darkness, lust, and desire that is Talon Davis and Everly Thompson. 
“My pet … She’s a fucking fighter, an alpha female, and she belongs to me.”
Talon
There are only a few things that blow my mind.
A good suck. Rough fuck. And a woman by the name of Everly.
I never know what I’m getting when it comes to her. This entire time I thought she was a docile, fragile little flower I could break with a snap of my fingers. Damn, was I wrong.
She’s a fighter.
A fucking alpha female.
And I can’t wait to get my hands on her again.
Everly
Bitch boy.
That’s my new nickname for Talon. He thinks he’s too hot to trot, but does he have another thing coming.
I’ll show him hot.
And I’ll make him drool while I do it.
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Mami by JC Valentine

MAMI, based on a true story

by J.C. Valentine
PAPI #2
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
Genres: Adult, Erotic, Short Story, Novella, Contemporary, Romance

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Readers asked for it, and JC Valentine has delivered!
Life has thrown me a few curveballs…
But nothing as sexy or devastating as Alejandro.
I never thought I’d see him again, but fate has seen fit to give us another chance.
Maybe this time we’ll get it right. Maybe this time he’ll stay.
Or perhaps my heart is about to be irrevocably shattered.
One way or another, our lives are about to change.
Only time will tell if it’s for better or worse, but one thing is certain…
Alejandro is a force to be reckoned with…maybe even best to be avoided.
But when it comes to matters of the heart, sometimes there’s no reasoning.
Sometimes…it’s pure instinct.
Taking a chance on him is like playing Russian roulette—it’s dangerous…foolish…and likely to kill me.
But what’s life without a little risk?
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EXCERPT

He sends me a picture. He’s smiling, shirtless, and holding a beer. Good Lord, could he get any hotter? Biting my lower lip, I hold my camera overhead and snap one of myself. I’m going for the sultry look. I’m not entirely sure I pulled it off though. I send it then follow it up with a couple rows of smiley faces with hearts for eyes.
A: Cute cute cute
Me: The gods were in my favor today
A: You’re funny
Me: Glad you think so
A: What you do today
Me: Wrote a little and took the kids to dinner
A: Did you have fun
Me: Yep I did
Me: I miss your face
A: Send me another pic
This time I take a minute to change into a pair of skimpy pajamas, feeling all sorts of naughty, and then I take a picture of just my bare legs with only the lacy edge of my shorts showing at the top of my thighs.
Me: You mean like this?
A: Mmmm very nice
A: What color panties are you wearing?
Me: White
Me: Because I’m so sweet and innocent
I’m aware that I’m biting my bottom lip again. The anticipation of his response is almost too much, the thrill nearly as powerful as when we’re occupying the same space.
A: I do not think you are that innocent Mami
Me: *gasp*
A: Mami
A: Move those panties over
A: Show me what’s mine
Okay, so now I’m nervous. I’m not an old pro at sexting, and Alejandro being Alejandro, he’s gone from zero to sixty in the blink of an eye. I hesitate, then say:
Me: I’m a good girl remember
A: Mami…
Me: What
A: Show me my pussy
Oh my Lord. I want to say no…but I also don’t. I’m experiencing a bit of a dilemma. So used to behaving “right” it feels all kinds of wrong to do anything else, but that’s also part of the allure. The bad girl inside of me wants to come out and play, and she’s warring with the good girl who is struggling to hold onto some of her reserve.
Me: I’ll think about it
A: How long do you need to think
Me: Hmmm…I’ll let you know
A: Mami
A: Please
Me: I think you should come here and take one yourself
Goose bumps form on my skin when I think of him, buried inside me, with his phone in-hand. The very idea makes me blush, but I find the fantasy to be more than a little appealing.
A: I need to see you
Me: Baby me too
A: Are you done thinking yet
Me: lol nope
A slew of crying emojis quickly follow, then:
A: Okay Mami
He’s quiet for longer than I’d like and a wave of insecurity sets in, so like a psycho I ask:
Me: Are you mad?
A: I could never be mad at you

ABOUT J.C. VALENTINE


J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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Love is blind…
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Caught in the dredges of life, Elise had come to the grudging conclusion that mediocrity was all she’d ever have. 
Until a routine shopping trip turns into a deadly affair.
Taken. Two men, one a brute and the other an enigma. A cabin in the woods. One dangerous agenda.
Blindfolded and held captive, Elise’s mundane existence just got a whole lot more interesting. Thrust into the unknown, held prisoner by a man with rough hands and a gentle voice, she’s faced with her own demise while struggling against a growing desire for the unacceptable—her captor.
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J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
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A scintillating standalone novella based on a true story coming soon from bestselling author J.C. Valentine.
Dating is hard.
Especially when it’s a younger man.
Alejandro is everything I ever dreamed of:
Sexy.
Driven.
Dominant.
He’s my Spanish lover.
My every fantasy come true.
My weakness.
And he wants me. All of me. Maybe even more than I have to give.
But the way he talks to me…looks at me…touches me drives me crazy in the best way possible.
And he knows it.
He knows the power he holds over me…and he wields it like a blade…
Straight through my heart.
Everything I have, everything I am, is in his hands…
Because Alejandro is everything and nothing I expected.
He may be my downfall…
But I am more than eager to take the plunge.
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💋ABOUT J.C. VALENTINE💋
J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
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InstaNatural Retinol Moisturizer FTW


For the last few months, I’ve been looking for a good moisturizer that will do the job without clogging my pores or feeling like it’s “weighing down” my skin. I was able to receive a complimentary bottle of InstaNatural’s Retinol Moisturizer in exchange for my review, and I was excited to try it out.
On first inspection, the design is very clean and modern, and it gives me a sense of a company who takes pride in their organic products. This is a biggie for me because I have very sensitive skin that doesn’t like the extra fragrances and “fake” things in a lot of moisturizers you’ll buy over the counter.
Next thing I notice is when you pump the product in your hand to use, you probably don’t need a full pump. The first time using it, I used a full pump and it was just a bit too much for me and left my face slightly greasy. The next time I used it I only used half of a pump and it was perfect. It gave my face moisture without the grease.
The specific instructions tell you to use it at night before bed, and I have noticed that my skin feels softer and more supple the next day, which is huge for me. I have fairly oily skin, but after I cleanse, it gets quite tight and dry, so sometimes I use a small amount on my freshly cleansed skin and it helps get rid of that “it’s just the botox” feeling.
All in all, I’m very happy with this product and I will be continuing to use it. I look forward to trying their other skincare products, as well!

 

The Slave Planet – Seven Steps

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Love is the ultimate crime.
On a planet where women are born to rule, Empress Nadira’s secret affair with her slave threatens to rip her family apart. When she joins the highest council in the land, her secret is revealed. Will Nadira go against everything she believes in to protect her family, or will she choose her heart and doom everyone she loves to death?
Empress Eva thinks she has it all: wealth, power and a mother who adores her. That is, until she meets Lex, a handsome alien imprisoned in a slave market. His red hair and crimson eyes intrigue her. His touch sets her on fire. When the beautiful alien captures her heart, Eva is forced to make a life changing [sic] decision: pursue the career of her dreams, or give it all up for the love of a slave?
The Slave Planet is a clean, science fiction, interracial romance. It is a thrilling journey into an alternate future where women rule the world.
This is the first book in THE SLAVE PLANET trilogy.
(Cover photo and blurb taken from the GoodReads page)
Let me be honest with you: I am not a big sci-fi fan. When this book was given to me to review, I had major doubts. As a rule, I tend to stay away from sci-fi. There’s no real explanation for why I dislike the genre, I just typically don’t care for it for whatever reason.
And then there’s this book. THIS. BOOK. It truly shocked me. Once I started reading, I found that I couldn’t stop. The story was incredibly unique and fascinating, and in my mind, I could see the world this author had so eloquently described.
There were some grammatical and slight editing errors that were a bit distracting, but not bad enough to keep me from reading. Altogether, I enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to reading the second installment!
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