Tuesday, April 14, 2015

True Life by R. J. Tolson (Legends of Tye Series), Chapter 1:

True Life 
(Legends of Tye Series)
Chapter 1: Limited Edition 
by R.J. Tolson

My rating: 3 stars

Publication Date: March 11, 2015 Preview ONLY
Publisher: Universal Kingdom Print
Genre: Fantasy
Available from: Amazon

Synopsis:

Experience the first chapter before the release of Volume 1!

Set 9 years before the events of Zephyr the West Wind, True Life, the first part of the Legends of Tye spin off series, is the story of Venn, a 17-year-old boy born into the poor Astra Clan. Highly valued for their glowing, crimson, orange eyes that gave the clan members the ability to see the mystical energy known as Aura, Astras were often snatched and enslaved for their "Aura Eyes". Secluding themselves from the world, the Astra Clan founded a small, remote village so as to conceal the cosmos stones from which supernatural abilities emanated.

Known as the weakest link, due to his poor "Aura Sight", Venn's peaceful life abruptly changes when a dark figure kidnaps his sister and, with a long forgotten power, curses the rest of the clan for eternity. Setting out on a journey to rescue his sister and save his clan - Venn's only hope is "True Life," the legendary book of secrets.

True Life (Legends of Tye Series), Chapter 1: Limited EditionMy Review
True Life by R. J. Tolson Chapter 1

A brief hint of what is to come, True Life the chapter one preview by R.J. Tolson, promises to bring another fantastical tale to life via his words and the artwork of each scene. The reader is allowed to assume their own narrative by relating to each panel as the characters speak in comic bubbles. For lovers of manga, and the great American style comic book, each panel breathes with action, tension and emotion.

I admit, this is one of my first forays into a comic book type format since sneeking my brother’s Superman tales!

With little to go on, as a reviewer and having a passionate dislike for “previews”where a review is requested, based on what I've seen and read, I do believe the best is yet to come.

I received this copy from R. J. Tolson in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

R.J. Tolson's True Life (Legends of Tye Series)- Project Limitless Blitz with Huge Giveaway

True Life 
(Legends of Tye Series)
Chapter 1: Limited Edition 
by R.J. Tolson

Publication Date: March 11, 2015 Preview ONLY
Publisher: Universal Kingdom Print
Genre: Fantasy
Available from: Amazon

Synopsis:

Experience the first chapter before the release of Volume 1!

Set 9 years before the events of Zephyr the West Wind, True Life, the first part of the Legends of Tye spin off series, is the story of Venn, a 17-year-old boy born into the poor Astra Clan. Highly valued for their glowing, crimson, orange eyes that gave the clan members the ability to see the mystical energy known as Aura, Astras were often snatched and enslaved for their "Aura Eyes". Secluding themselves from the world, the Astra Clan founded a small, remote village so as to conceal the cosmos stones from which supernatural abilities emanated.

Known as the weakest link, due to his poor "Aura Sight", Venn's peaceful life abruptly changes when a dark figure kidnaps his sister and, with a long forgotten power, curses the rest of the clan for eternity. Setting out on a journey to rescue his sister and save his clan - Venn's only hope is "True Life," the legendary book of secrets.

True Life (Legends of Tye Series), Chapter 1: Limited EditionMy Review
True Life by R. J. Tolson Chapter 1

A brief hint of what is to come, True Life the chapter one preview by R.J. Tolson, promises to bring another fantastical tale to life via his words and the artwork of each scene. The reader is allowed to assume their own narrative by relating to each panel as the characters speak in comic bubbles. For lovers of manga, and the great American style comic book, each panel breathes with action, tension and emotion.

I admit, this is one of my first forays into a comic book type format since sneeking my brother’s Superman tales!
Based on what I've seen and read, I do believe the best is yet to come!


True Life (Legends of Tye Series) is a Spinoff of the Zephyr the West Wind: Chaos Chronicles


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There is more to R.J. Tolson than a gift for writing fantasy and an almost superhuman drive!

The Success Initiative
(Project: Limitless, Volume 1) 
The Start Guide to Unleashing Your Potential, Crumbling the Boundaries Around You, and Achieving Revolutionary Success!

April 27, 2014
Publisher: Universal Kingdom Print
ISBN: 0990329909
Genre: Self-Help
Print Length: 67 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble 

Synopsis:

Whether you’re a student, newly unemployed, looking to change the world, wanting to make your dreams into a reality, or simply tired of the same old scene, you need a way to get on and stay on the path to continuous success. The first volume in the Project: Limitless series provides just that: a compact and interactive start guide to help you be successful.

Drawing on his experience as an award-winning author, founder and CEO of an international multidivisional company, and international speaker, all of which he achieved before the age of 20, R.J. Tolson shows you a quick and practical way to get your feet off the ground and into success. You don’t need to be a genius or have a massive amount of money to help you take your first step into the pool of true success—only some time, a dream, and Project: Limitless’s The Success Initiative.
This book is your start guide to developing practical success skills for life:
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Plan and innovate - Harness your latent potential - Get ahead of the global competition - Materialize your ambitions - Make money and more!

The world around you is constantly transforming—it’s time for you to make the move from dream to reality today. Your future is in your hands, and yours alone!


R.J. Tolson

With five months left at age 17, Tolson spoke six languages (English, Spanish, Greek, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese), had finished his first novel, and had founded future web design division RJTINC. During his 18th year, Tolson founded multidivisional international company RJTIO, published Zephyr the West Wind, and began attending Whittier College (President Nixon's and Edwin Keh's alma mater). Comprising web division RJTINC (with 20 staff members), business consulting, and tutoring division R.L. Infinity Int., and internationally known Forever Trust Charity, RJTIO expanded into international business. By age 19, Tolson was a multidivisional CEO managing over 50 contracted employees at RJTIO offices and outposts around the world, an award-winning author, a teacher of metaphysics, and a teenage philanthropist.


Now 20 years old, Tolson, managing over 100 contracted RJTIO employees and over 250,000 FT volunteers, featured on multiple national/international networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, Telemundo), has become an internationally recognized CEO and fantasy author of the Chaos Chronicles Series, founder of the Project: Limitless initiative, and author of the Project: Limitless book series. 

Tolson still teaches metaphysics and pursues innovation. Tolson tours nationally and internationally on a literary campaign to promote reading and writing, along with entrepreneurship and the theme of innovation.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Josie Leigh's The Professor Series-Hot Hotter Hottest!

Looking for some Well-Written, Blazing Hot Novellas?
Check out Josie Leigh's The Professor Series!


The Professor
by Josie Leigh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Publication Date: June 6, 2013
Publisher: Josie Leigh Books
Number of Pages: 72
ASIN: B00D9C6J6U
Series: The Professor, #1
My Rating: 5 Stars
Available from: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:
 
When Sabrina Carson's daydream in class leads her to ask her Professor to tutor her after hours, she knew what she was really asking. She knew what she wanted, and with the help of her roommate, she even knew how to go for it. She only questioned whether he'd be receptive to her advances.

Professor Areleon didn't know why he'd already been drawn to Sabrina since her first day of class. When she asks for help, he decides it's time to explore her hold over him. After she is late for their appointment, he learns exactly what Sabrina is capable of, and hopes that his burning desire to possess her doesn't bring him and everything he's ever worked for down around him.


My Review:

Meltdown Alert! Josie Leigh jumped into this genre and came out with a hit! The Professor, thankfully, is novella length, any longer and I think I would have seen steam rising from my Kindle! Sabrina is having fantasies about Professor Areolon. She may be a Sub, but she knows who and what she wants and the professor is definitely on the menu! What better way to get her professor's attention than to ask for "extra" help, alone, in his office? Little does she realize that the professor wants her, too, and...yep, he is a Dom. The rest, shall we say, is history, hot, heavy, history!

Josie Leigh MUST have had fun with this novella, and it shows! There are no "emotional/mental" issues with her characters, they like their lifestyle, their choices, and they make no bones about it! And bless her heart, Josie even tossed in a plot that is fun, too! I swear, I could hear the characters voices, the dialogue flowed that smoothly, their actions were that vividly described! (Okay, minds out of the gutters, I was talking about their "regular" conversations and interactions.) And the ending???? Yikes!

Looking for a spicy, short read that will raise your heart rate? Feeling like walking on the wild side, but have never tried an erotic book? The Professor is an excellent choice!

Now, raise your hands, who has had fantasies about their college professors?


The Student
by Josie Leigh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Publication Date: July 8, 2013
Publisher: Josie Leigh Books
Series: The Professor, #2
ASIN: B00DUEE8I8
Number of Pages: 78
Genre: Erotica
Age Recommendation: Adult
My Rating: 5 Stars
Available from: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

What happens when one discovery shatters the trust between a Dom and his sub? Can they find that trust, that bond they had to continue their journey?

When Damien learns more about Sabrina, he realizes that their trust may not be what he thought it was. He much come to grips with her secret before they can move on.

With a suspicious roommate, meddling parents, the holidays and a Widow who can't take no for an answer, Sabrina and Damien have to strive harder to grow what they have beyond a few hot encounters.

And once the semester ends, and being with Sabrina is no longer a taboo, will the thrill be gone? Was the excitement of getting caught the only thing that motivated their coupling?


My Review:

What is the key issue in the bond between a Dom and a Sub? TRUST! What happens when that bond is broken by startling revelations? Can the relationship ever be the same? Can the heart overcome this breach of faith?

Picking up right where The Professor leaves off, The Student by Josie Leigh finds Damien thrown for a loop when Sabrina must reveal some truths about her past! Will he be able to "rise" above his anguish and feelings of betrayal? Has Sabrina pushed the limits too far for a Sub? Add to the mix, interfering families and friends, and their perfect relationship could be over. After all, this was a pleasure arrangement, right? No feelings involved, right?

Once again, I have to hand it to Josie Leigh, in just a few short pages she has created more heat and more story than I could have ever imagined! I have connected with these characters and had to remind myself that telling them they are being blind to the truth is falling on deaf ears! Josie Leigh's "dirty little books" make great reading, thanks to her creatively wicked genius!! (Just don't tell my mother,I said that, okay?)




The Widow 
by Josie Leigh

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: August 8, 2013
Publisher: Josie Leigh
Series: The Professor, #3
ASIN: B00EF5DN96
Number of Pages: 72
Available at: Amazon

Synopsis:  

Finally being able to publicly declare their relationship has brought Damien and Sabrina closer than they ever thought possible. After a tense New Year’s Day breakfast, Damien secures her father’s permission to explore his connection with his student. He takes immediate advantage by demanding a true full time relationship with his sub, including sharing his bed nightly. As the pair truly begin to navigate the trials and tribulations of a new relationship, Celeste is waiting for her opportunity to strike when they are most vulnerable.

Celeste wanted to have it all. If she could get Damien in her back pocket, her future would be secure. However, the Professor’s relationship with Sabrina ruined everything she’d been working toward since her husband passed away. Facing the possibility of jail time, Celeste forms a new plan. A plan to sacrifice Damien’s future for her freedom, but has she trusted the wrong people to see it through? 

My Review

Josie Leigh has held me spellbound again with her third novella in the Professor Series, The Widow, which might aptly be named, The Cougar, The Witch, etc. The professor and his student have deepened their relationship, and I for one, happily see Sabrina/Beth coming into her own, showing some assertive strength when needed. Damien, the pillar of control, has faced her father, and been accepted as Beth’s boyfriend, kind of cute how Ms. Leigh portrayed that side of Damien. Yes, well-written erotica can have cute moments!

Let’s talk Celeste, actually, let’s boil some oil for her antics trying to save her scorned and botoxed self. Scratch that. Let’s talk Josie Leigh and terrific gift with creating “dirty little tales” that blend some erotica with love, tension, unrest and a nasty little plot to “out” a wonderfully matched couple. How she does this in so few words is beyond me, but she drew me in immediately, chained me to my Kindle and took me into the world she has so deftly created. Her characters have substance, personalities and with each book in the series, they have grown even more dimensional and life-like. Her style is crisp without being coarse or dark and angst-filled! And yes, the steamy scenes are awesome, almost dream-like in their quality. Nothing “dirty” about them!

I was provided a review copy by Ms. Leigh in exchange for my honest opinion. (Lucky me!) Seriously, this is a wonderful series and I hate that the next book is the end. If you think you might like to try some well-written erotica, I think this a great series to start with!


The Wife 
by Josie Leigh

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Josie Leigh
Series: The Professor, #4
ISBN: 9781301313051
Genre: Erotic Romance/BDSM
Recommended Age: Adults
Available at: Smashwords
Amazon & Barnes & Noble

Description:
 As Sabrina and Damien plan for their future, new information blindsides them and they are forced to deal with issues they never thought they'd have to face.

After the results of Damien's review meeting, Celeste's options dwindle and she is forced to make choices she never thought she'd have to make.

The incredible conclusion to the Professor series.


My Review:
At the beginning of this series, I issued a Meltdown Alert for the hot contents of author Josie Leigh’s mind and creative genius! I’m pleased to announce, my Kindle has survived and is now cooling off in the freezer. The final installment of The Professor Series, The Wife is blazing hot, and so full of twists that some of them even come “full circle” on themselves!

As is Josie Leigh’s style, The Wife picks up where The Widow leaves off and Damien’s future is still up in the air. Sabrina stands by his side, giving him whatever he needs, trusting in their love, their special scenes to ground them both. Without giving too much away, I’m going to say this: OH. MY. GOD. Ms. Leigh can tell a tale, create a web of intrigue, filled with clever and VERY satisfying twists, and still rock the steamy scenes without missing a beat! Do I recommend this book, as well as ALL of the books in the Professor Series for those who like a little “Leave me alone, I’m reading dirty books” time? Oh YES! Most definitely! (Besides, the REST of the plot is excellent, too!)

I feel like I’m sadly saying good-bye to two great characters as they start their lives together, completely bonded to each other in every way as The Professor Series comes to a perfect end, then again, I always cry at weddings and collaring ceremonies…sigh...











Guess Who Has a Copy of Katy Evans' MANWHORE to Giveaway?

Even the air SIZZLES Around Him - Saint or Sinner who IS the MANWHORE?
Manwhore 
by Katy Evans

My rating: 5 stars - Fav

Series: Manwhore - Book 1
Publication Date: March 24, 2015
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN: 9781501101564
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available from: iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Synopsis:

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?


Manwhore (Manwhore, #1)My Review
Manwhore by Katy Evans

It was supposed to be an expose on Chicago’s hottest, richest and most mysterious bachelor. It was going to make Rachel’s career, she was determined, nervous and willing to do anything to get her story, what she did not expect was the man behind the legend of Malcolm Saint.

Katy Evans’ Manwhore is NOT, let me repeat, IS NOT just another sizzling hot, hysterically funny and endearingly sweet romantic tale!
Told in the voice of Rachel, the powerhouse that is Malcolm Saint steamrolls over her and she feels every single word, touch and ounce of animal magnetism he exudes, but she is hiding behind a lie, the true purpose of her “interviews” and is becoming the victim of her own deceit. Behind the fa├žade of a brutal businessman, legendary sex god and a player in all senses of the word is a MAN with a hidden and painful past, vulnerable and kind. And. Rachel. Is. Falling. In. Love. Will her own secrets kill any chance she has with Saint, the man? He has managed to expose Rachel to herself, more than her body and conscience; he has exposed her heart, one layer at a time.

Sometimes, an author comes around that turns a well-traveled genre into a spinning top and ends up changing its look and appeal, completely with a fresh attitude, fresh characters and pure, delicious humor and taut sexual tension. Bring a fan, some smelling salts and brace yourself for Malcolm Saint, and the devilishly enchanting words of Katy Evans who has hit my authors to risk melting my Kindle over!

Katy Evans
 My Life in 8 Words:
 “Hectic, wonderful, complete; everything I ever wanted.”
Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…

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Royal Date by Sariah Wilson

 


Royal Date 
by Sariah Wilson
Publication date: March 3rd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance


Synopsis:

This Cinderella didn’t plan on a prince . . .
Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything—including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman’s hotter Italian cousin.
HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal—let him show her his country and he’ll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra’s tourism industry. Kat agrees, but given her past and lingering distrust of men, she has one condition—absolutely no kissing.
Thanks to the claims of a jealous British noblewoman and the schemes of a meddling paparazzo, Kat’s rule doesn’t seem to be a problem at first. But the more Kat gets to know Nico and the people around him, the harder it is to remember her keep-your-distance plan. Should she stick to it or risk everything for a chance at happily ever after?



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AUTHOR BIO:
Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters--which is why she writes romance. She has published five happily ever after stories. She grew up in southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).

Excerpt


Now his fingers were playing with the few tendrils that had escaped my bun. I went still and forgot to breathe. “There is something I’ve wondered since the moment I met you.”
            “What?” My voice sounded breathy and weird.
            “What this would be like.”
            He was going to kiss me, and I was going to let him. My heart started trying to pound its way out of my chest.
            I should have stopped him. I should have been afraid. But I wasn’t.
            His kiss was feathery light, barely touching me. His lips were warm, soft, and strong. If I’d realized earlier they’d feel like this against my own, I probably would have spent a lot more time studying them. My eyes drifted shut as my stomach went completely hollow, and a warm thickness started spreading through all of my limbs. He kissed me again, gentle and persuasive.
            “Relax, bella,” he murmured against my lips, running his fingers along my jawbone. I realized that I was clenching his shirtfront with my fists. I loosened my grip. He continued to plant sweet and soft kisses on my lips. “This works better if you kiss me back,” he said with a smile as he leaned back slightly to look at me, his eyes glittery and intense. He ran his thumb along my lower lip, which made all sorts of unmentionable things happen to my insides.
            Leave it to me to mess something up as basic as kissing. Fortunately, I wasn’t a total idiot. I could do what he was doing. Scared as I was, I managed to give myself a pep talk. I was twenty-four years old. I was the oldest person on the planet who had never been kissed. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting, or a more perfect man. So gathering up every bit of courage I possessed, I leaned in to kiss him. Just a small peck. A little smooch. It was all I could manage.
            I pulled back to see a delighted and appreciative look in his eyes.
            “That wasn’t as bad as I expected.”
            “Not as bad as you expected? Katerina, I can do much better than ‘not as bad as you expected.’”
            I hadn’t meant to issue a challenge, but he accepted it anyway. I thought I heard him growl before he pressed our lips together more firmly, his hands framing and holding my head in place as he kissed me over and over. It was all I could do to keep up. Electricity exploded everywhere he touched and kissed me.
            Was it possible to die from a kiss?
            My hands moved from his shirt to his wrists, and I felt like I was clinging on for dear life. His kisses started to escalate in intensity until he suddenly stopped. He leaned his forehead against mine, and we were both breathing fast.
            “I think . . . I think it’s time for me to return you to your room.”
I nodded, unable to think.
            He could have said, “I think it’s time for us to get on a spaceship and fly to the moon,” and I would have agreed to that, too.

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