Thursday, February 27, 2020

Review: A Plump of Woodcocks by Suanne Laqueur

Title: A Plump of Woodcocks
Author: Suanne Laqueur
Publication: Expected publication: February 14th 2020
Genre: Romance, MM Romance, LGBT
Purchase it on: Amazon
Rating: 4/5

So this is another f**ktn of gratuitous boning with the Venery boys.

That’s it, that’s the blurb. If you’re new here, you’ve been warned. This is pure, shameless fluff. It doesn’t fit anywhere or take the place of anything in the Venery novels. It just is what it is.

The bathroom was steamy and dark, a lit candle on the edge of the sink. Jav lolled in the tub, his hair slicked back. Stef brought in more candles and poured out two shots of rum to chug, then more generous tots to sip. He sat on the bathmat and read out loud. Jav rested an arm on the ledge of the tub, cheek on his bicep, damp fingers playing with a fold of Stef’s shirt. The walls of the little room drew close. Even the fixtures seemed to lean on their elbows and listen.

“This is nice,” Jav said softly, drawing up Stef’s neck and behind his ear.


For people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they will like. Contains adults being nice to each other in adult situations using adult language.

Another fuckton of gratuitous boning with the Venery boys is not something I'd say no too. So yeah I practically jumped on the chance to read and review A Plump of Woodcocks. This book a compilation of deleted scenes that didn't make it in the books and I couldn't have loved it all more. 

Everything I read in this book, literally every scene made me want to fan myself. But I also gotta say it wasn't just smutty scenes, although let's be fair there wouldn't be anything wrong with it if it was just that. But the scenes also had emotion and love and just made my heart ache and burst. 

All the extra and deleted scenes were delicious and the dirty talk was sexy as hell. I just love Jude & Tej and Stef & Jav so damn much. I don't think I could ever get sick of reading about them. It's just not possible. If you haven't started the Venery series by Suanne Laqueur yet then I would highly suggest you do so as soon as possible because it's one of my favorite series and I just can't stop fangirling about it. Seriously go read it.




About the author:
A former professional dancer and teacher, Suanne Laqueur went from choreographing music to choreographing words. Her work has been described as "Therapy Fiction," "Emotionally Intelligent Romance" and "Contemporary Train Wreck."

Laqueur's novel An Exaltation of Larks was the Grand Prize winner in the 2017 Writer's Digest Awards. Her debut novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards and was named Best Debut in the Feathered Quill Book Awards. Her follow-up novel, Give Me Your Answer True, was also a gold medal winner at the 2016 RFBA.

Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. An avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010.

Suanne lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Release Promotion: Once a Myth by Pepper Winters + Giveaway

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You can read my review of Once a Myth here 

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“There was a boy once. A boy who wasn’t strong enough to save me when I was taken.”
“There was a girl once. A girl called Tess Snow who sat with me in the dark waiting to be sold.”
“There was an owner once. An owner who bought me, entrapped me, and made me his unwilling goddess.”
Eleanor Grace is a naïve dreamer. Trusting and young, she believes her book-loving boyfriend can save her when her freedom is snatched and sold. Squirreled away to an island at midnight, delivered to a man even darkness won’t touch, she’s bound by a contract. 
Five men.
Five fantasies. 
Five pieces of her soul.
Sullivan Sinclair is the giver of fantasies. Any wish, any desire—he is the master at quenching even the filthiest appetites. His private paradise and perfectly trained goddesses are there for one purpose: to ensure every guest is extremely well satisfied. 
He bought her. 
He trapped her. 
She belongs to him.

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“You’re saying you’re a loss?”
“I’m saying I’ll cause you untold problems if you keep me here.” I narrowed my eyes. “I’m not afraid of you.”
He stepped toward me quickly, crowding me, bringing naked, masculine flesh and scorching body heat.
I backpedalled, losing ground, hating myself the second I tripped.
He laughed coldly. “Not afraid? I think you’re fucking petrified.”
Digging my toes into the sand, I cocked my chin. “I meant what I said, Sully Sinclair. Keep me trapped against my consent and I will make you pay. I’ll find some way to curse—”
“Curse me?” His arm shot up, his hand sinking into my hair. In a single heartbeat, we went from apart to linked. His fingers curled tight around the strands, tugging my scalp, sending more chills scattering. “You’ve already cursed me. You cursed me the second you arrived.”
I tried to pull away, but his hold turned aggressive.
“Let me go.”
His eyes flashed navy in the darkness as his tongue ran over his bottom lip. “Let you go? I should, shouldn’t I?” His stare landed on my mouth, and lust became a sapphire fire in his gaze. “Too bad I’m not going to.”

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Pepper Winters is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller. With a catalogue of over twenty titles, she’s hit the bestselling lists over thirty times.
She loves romance, star-crossed lovers, and the forbidden taboo. She strives to write a story that makes the reader crave what they shouldn’t, and delivers tales with complex plots and unforgettable characters.
After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.
After releasing two books with Grand Central, Hachette (Ruin & Rule and Sin & Suffer) Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work.
Represented by Trident Media, her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian, French, Hebrew, German, and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available soon.

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Monday, February 24, 2020

My Favorite Audiobooks

Hello fellow bookworms! I hope you're all having a great day. A few days ago I realized that by now I've read my fair share of audiobooks so I thought it would be fun to share my favorites with you all today, in no certain order.
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Amanda Noble, #zoolife by Lesa Boutin

I listened to this audiobook when I was just getting into them but it's easily one of my faves. The story will make you wish you lived in a zoo so if you're an animal lover (who isn't?) you'll adore this book just as I did.



I always enjoy books by in60Learning. You can read them in less than an hour and they're always super fascinating. It was the same with this audiobook and I definitely hope to listen to more in the future. This one is especially great if you want to learn more about Native American history + the narrator was a really good one.


Humanism: The Untold Tale by Chirag Patel & Rishabh Prasad

Another nonfiction audiobooks. I don't think anyone will be surprised by this. If you're like me and only know the basic things about humanism I think you will enjoy learning more about it. I certainly did. It's a really interesting topic and the authors taught me a lot. It's a short audiobook so that's pretty nice as well.


Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

This was probably the most surprising audiobook I've ever read. I hadn't read a book by Julie Kagawa since the Iron Fey says and I never finished that series so I was pretty sure I wouldn't like this book so much. But oh was I wrong! I ended up really enjoying it. It was funny, action-packed and made my heart hurt. Also, I'm currently listening to the sequel which I am enjoying just as much.


Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Of course Artemis Fowl has to be on this list. I've listened to the audiobook a few times already and it's definitely one of the best audiobooks out there. Mayeb I'm biased since this book is my number one favorite of all time but I really do think it's highly entertaining and I love the accent of the narrator. So fun!


A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Now this one requires a little backstory. When I read the first book of this series, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, I didn't like it at all. I'm not gonna go into the reasons why but I just wasn't impressed by it. So when the sequel was released  last month I decided to give it a try on audiobook instead of buying a physical copy and I fucking loved it. So you see you should never give up on a series after one book you didn't like. It's my favorite book of the year so far. 
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So what are your favorite audiobooks?

Thursday, February 20, 2020

ARC Review: Once a Myth by Pepper Winters

Title: Once a Myth
Author: Pepper Winters
Series: Goddess Isles #1

Publication: February 25th 2020
Genre: Dark Romance
Purchase it on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | Kobo
Rating: 4/5

“There was a boy once. A boy who wasn’t strong enough to save me when I was taken.”
“There was a girl once. A girl called Tess Snow who sat with me in the dark waiting to be sold.”
“There was an owner once. An owner who bought me, entrapped me, and made me his unwilling goddess.”

Eleanor Grace is a naïve dreamer. Trusting and young, she believes her book-loving boyfriend can save her when her freedom is snatched and sold. Squirreled away to an island at midnight, delivered to a man even darkness won’t touch, she’s bound by a contract.

Five men.
Five fantasies.
Five pieces of her soul.

Sullivan Sinclair is the giver of fantasies. Any wish, any desire—he is the master at quenching even the filthiest appetites. His private paradise and perfectly trained goddesses are there for one purpose: to ensure every guest is extremely well satisfied.

He bought her.
He trapped her.
She belongs to him.

Most of you know how much I love this author's dark romance stories but even so I always have to wait and see after I read it to really know how I feel about her latest new book like with any other. Luckily I ended up loving Once a Myth. And actually I didn't have any doubt that I would do anything less than enjoy it.

When Pepper Winters publishes a new series like this with one book a month to be released, the first book is often a prelude to what will come in the rest of the series and Once a Myth was very much the same. This wasn't a bad thing, of course, because I enjoyed getting to know Eleanor and Sullivan. 

The story starts with Eleanor being traficked when she is in Mexico and Sully ends up buying her and letting her be brought to his island of goddesses. I know this is incredibly vague but that's all I'm going to say because I don't want to give too much away and really it's a book you just have to read for yourself to grasp it.

These two characters were, to say the least, intense. There was a real intensity about them together as well as seperately. Eleanor surprised me with her spunk and wanting to fight for her life. Sully definitely beats any other male character that the author has created. Yes he buys girls so he can employ them on his sex island and give the guests their ultimate fantasies so he's definitely not a hero and I don't think he'll ever be but that's part of what makes him so mysterious and wicked. I can't wait to see what's in store for them in the next installment. I'm sure there's much more wickedness to come.

Once a Myth by Pepper Winters will be unlike anything you've ever read. Sinful and dark, absolutely not for the faint of heart. It's dark romance at its, well... darkest. And I know this is just the beginning so I say bring it on!


About the author:
Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 20 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-nine times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian, French, Hebrew, German, and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2018.
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