Sunday, December 29, 2013

Songs of Submission by C.D. Reiss

*see end of post for reading order and amazon links*
Momma's Rating
5 Take Me Jonathan Stars!

Momma's Review

To say that I loved this series would be an understatement!  I got the first book, Beg, from netgalley, because I had met C.D. Reiss at a book signing earlier that month and was intrigued by her series.  As soon as I finished it I immediately ran to Amazon and purchased the next book, and then the next book and then the next!  I literally spent 5 days doing NOTHING but reading these books....just ask my husband!  There are a total of 10 books in this series but they are all on the short side, with an average around 200 pages or less.  Normally for the blog I try hard to review each book in a series separately but damn if I didn't read them so fast that they all blurred into one big book........and did I mention the series is over...that means no cliffys!
I love stories about D/s relationships and tend to read multiple a month, when I picked up Beg I was in a horrible funk.  Every book just seemed the same and I had just about given up on finding a good one....then BAM!  I was totally blindsided.  I think it was a combination of the feel of a quick read coupled with a HOT hero that really did it for me.  I fell head over heels in love with Jonathan Drazen from the first book.  And the fact that Monica isn't some shy, virginal 18 year old girl just sealed the deal for me.
This entire series is incredibly steamy but at the same time has a running dramatic storyline that leaves you guessing.  Coupled with the fact that the author included novellas for sub characters that added such a great history to the characters it was a total 5 star for me! C.D. Reiss did a brilliant job with her debut series and I am anxiously awaiting her next series, Songs of Corruption, which follows Jonathan's sister Theresa!

Songs of Submission Reading Order
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Winners! Best of 2013
I've been a bad bad blogger!  Next time remind me to do the best of list after the holidays!
Without further ado.........I give you the winners of the Momma Romance Best of 2013 as voted by readers!

And be sure to check back on Christmas to find out the winner of the Kindle Paperwhite!!!
Best Book Boyfriend
  1. Gideon Cross, The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day 
  2. Remy "Riptide" Tate, Real, by Katy Evans
  3. Jonathan Drazen, Songs of Submission by C.D. Reiss
  4. Colton Donovan, Driven by K. Bromberg
  5. Caleb, Dark Duet, by C.J. Roberts
Best YA/NA Romance 
  1. Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  2. Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover
  3. The Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski
  4. Sempre Redemption by J.M Darhower
  5. The Forever by Ella & Micha by Jessica Sorenson  
Best Erotic Romance 
  1. Strings by Kendall Grey
  2. Entwined With You by Sylvia Day
  3. Beg by C.D. Reiss
  4. Driven by K. Bromberg
  5. Rock Bottom by R.K. Lilley 
Best Dark Romance 
  1. Seduced In The Dark by CJ Roberts
  2. Convicted by Aleatha Romig
  3. Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters
  4. Blind Obsession by Ella Frank
  5. Epilogue by C.J. Roberts  
Best Laugh Out Loud Romance 
  1. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
  2. Tangled by Emma Chase
  3. Love & Lists by Tara Sivec
  4. The Infamous Ellen James by N.A. Alcorn
Best Rock Star Romance 
  1. Strings by Kendall Grey 
  2. Reckless by S.C. Stephens
  3. Rock The Beat by Michelle Valentine
  4. Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning
  5. Tie Me by Olivia Cunning  
Best Fighter Romance 
  1. Real by Katy Evans
  2. Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
  3. Remy by Katy Evans
  4. Rules of Entanglement by Gina Maxwell
  5. Fighting For Flight by J.B. Salsbury
Best Bad boy Romance
  1. Driven by K. Bromberg
  2. Everything For Us by M. Leighton
  3. Sins & Needles by Karina Halle
  4. Carter Reed by Tijan
  5. Rotten by J.L. Brooks
Best Motorcycle Romance
     1. UnBeautifully by Madeline Sheehan
     2. Reapers Property by Joanne Wylde
     3. Unattainable by Madeline Sheehan
     3. Losing Me/Finding You by C.M. Stunich
     5. Own The Wind by Kristen Ashley
 Best Cowboy Romance
  1. Travis by Nicole Edwards
  2. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  3. Blinding Trust by Jennifer Foor
  4. Two Times As Hot by Cat Johnson
Best Military Romance
  1. Safe With Me by Kristen Proby
  2. Axel by Harper Sloan
  3. Making Faces by Amy Harmon
  4. Because of You by T.E. Sivec
  5. Fraternizing by C.C. Brown
Best Menage/Triad Relationship
  1. Beats by Kendall Grey
  2. Travis by Nicole Edwards
  3. Touch Me by Olivia Cunning
  4. Claiming Her Warriors by Savannah Stuart
Best M/M Romance
  1. Try by Ella Frank
  2. Double Full by Kindle Alexander
  3. Thomas's Choice by Tina Folsom
Best Series
  1. Songs of Submission by C.D. Reiss
  2. The Cityscape Series by Jessica Hawkins
  3. Dark Duet by C.J. Roberts
  4. Drive by K. Bromberg
  5. Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair
Best Standalone
  1. Stripped by Jasinda Wilder
  2. Arsen by Mia Asher
  3. All The Pretty Lies by M. Leighton
  4. Blind Obsession by Ella Frank
  5. Rotten by J.L. Brooks
Best New Author
  1. C.D. Reiss
  2. Jessica Hawkins
  3. K. Bromberg
  4. L.B. Simmons
Best Cover
  1. Remy by Katy Evans
  2. Come Alive by Jessica Hawkins
  3. Beg by C.D. Reiss
  4. Epilogue by C.J. Roberts
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blog Tour: Sempre: Redemption by J.M. Darhower

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Momma's Rating
5 Amazingly Perfect Ending Stars
Momma's Review
Where do I even start with this book? It was absolutely AMAZING!  The first page made me cry, no seriously....the first page really had me in tears.  But it's ok because J.M. Darhower totally made up for it by chapter 2!  I was a huge fan of Sempre and had a chance to read the books pretty much back to back which I think made it that much better because I was so totally in love with Carmine and Haven.
That said.....there was a part in the book that gutted me, absolutely gutted me.  I won't say what it is...or when it happens, but BAM it had me on the floor!  For a minute I was bad at the Author for taking the turn she did but as I continued reading I started to see why she did it.  That point in the book absolutely had to happen to really see what the characters were made of.
This review is hard to write without spoilers because there are so many big things that happen but what I can say is that if you were a fan of Sempre, even just a bit, then you will absolutely LOVE this book!  Just remember that when things start to go crazy just keep reading!  because it will get better ;)
The Story
This story is so well written, J.M. Darhower has officially moved onto my must read author list!  And while the book didn't go in the direction I expected I absolutely loved it.  You know a story is good when you have physical reactions to it.  When there was suspense my heart raced, when there was romance my heart swooned and when there was heart break I had to grab my tissues!
The Hero
Carmine DeMarco
You know what I love about Carmine?  He's not your typical book boyfriend.  He's damaged and broken, he's angry and volatile and sometimes he's a downright asshole!  But it makes me love him even more.  Even though he pushes people away he is willing to give everything for his family. I wanted to cheer him on every time he did something good and smack him every time he started to get snarky!  And in the end I ended up loving him even more.
The Heroine
Haven Antonelli
Oh my sweet Haven!  She's one of those characters that make you want to crawl into a book and give them a hug.  She brings out every momma bear instinct I have to protect and fight.  And in Sempre: Redemption we get to see her start to grow.  She starts to learn what the world is really about and see her try to build relationships.  Even the smallest things, like navigating the subway, made me want to give her a high five!
Momma's Recommendation
I highly recommend this book!  To say that the series is a must read is an understatement.  It's not my normal genre because it's more YA than I normally read but it has enough drama to keep a reader interested in the suspense!  You must read Sempre before this one but the series
Series Links

About the Author

JM Darhower is the author of countless stories and poems, most of which only she has ever read. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn't writing (or fangirling about books) she's usually ranting about those things.
Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually always find her there.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Exclusive Content: Perfect Lie by Teresa Mummert

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Sometimes love burns so hot in your veins that it consumes all rational thought. That’s why Brock and I never had a chance. I had to start my life over. College was my chance to become someone new. I changed everything about myself to fit in, but one person saw through my facade. 

The attraction between Abel and I was undeniable, but I still hadn’t healed from the painful secret I carried around with me. Abel struggled to get me to face my past in order to move forward. In doing so, he revealed a secret of his own; one that changed everything I thought I knew.

A secret that would bring Brock back into my life and force me to face the truth of what really happened the day I lost him.

Scavenger Hunt Instructions:

Follow the Perfect Lie Exclusive Content Tour and increase your chances to win a Kindle Fire HD! At each stop of the tour between the dates of December 10th-16th, we will post a statement from Teresa Mummert. Read the statement and decide if it is a "Truth" or a "Lie" about her. Go to the Rafflecopter Giveaway Widget below, find the corresponding day to enter your guess. If you get it right, you get 5 entries for that day into the giveaway.

On December 17th, on Teresa Mummert's Facebook Fan Page we will post a final clue that you can use to earn 10 additional entries!

Grand Prize:

Kindle Fire HD 7", HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB + a $50 Amazon Giftcard to help you add some new books to your brand new kindle + an eBook copy ofPerfect Lie by Teresa Mummert.

(5) Amazon gift cards of $10 each.

Other Winners:
(5) eBook of Author's Choice

Contest will run from December 10th, 2013 @ 12:00 AM EST to December 18th, 2013 @ 5:00 PM EST.

Winners will be contacted via e-mail and announced on Teresa Mummert's Facebook Fan Page.

Scavenger Hunt Clue

About the Author
"I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I'd like to tell you a story. 
(This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)

Teresa Mummert is an army wife and mother whose passion in life is writing. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling novels White Trash Beautiful and Suicide Note. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived a small town life before following her husband's military career to Louisiana and Georgia. Check out her website for samples and updates!"

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

New Release: The Infamous Ellen James by N.A. Alcorn.

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The Infamous Ellen James by N.A. Alcorn is LIVE!


Meet twenty-eight year old Ellen James. A sarcastic, feisty, foul-mouthed ER Nurse. She is snarky, sassy, and sometimes crudely inappropriate. After a terrible breakup with her fiancĂ©, Ellen has promised herself that she will never make the mistake of falling for another man again… and physicians, well she’s more than written them off.

Once she meets sexy Trauma Surgeon, Dr. Trent Hamilton, this promise is unbelievably hard to keep. This too-hot-for-Ellen's-own-good man is undeniably sexy and down-right irresistible. He leaves her breathless, speechless, and irritatingly turned on. He makes her fantasize about him in all kinds of dirty, inappropriate ways.

With the help of her obnoxious, and often times hilarious best friend Amy, Ellen will find herself in several crazy, embarrassing situations. 

This is a story of friendship, love and how one very sarcastic woman can find the strength to pick up the pieces after having her heart broken. 

In her first novel, N.A. Alcorn provides interesting takes on the word vagina, while giving you a reason to re-think your next visit to the Emergency Room. This book is bound to make you laugh, smile, and provide you with enough sarcasm to choke your grandmother. No, N.A. doesn’t want anything bad to happen to your Grandma Ruth, but she does want you to strongly consider re-naming your vibrator after a guy who’s at the top of your spank bank rotation. Be prepared for dripping juice-boxes, awkward pelvic thrusting, and a little suspense to keep your snatch on edge. 

Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, profanity and far too much vaginal humor. This novel is not meant for anti-fornicators, up-tight prudes, or virgins who refuse to go to Pound Town.
About The Author:

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N.A. Alcorn is a wife, mother, labor and delivery nurse, writer, and blogger. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband and three-year-old son, Sid. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, running, and having inappropriate conversations with her blog besties. She also has a serious addiction to music and her all-time favorite band is Incubus. Her ability to eat an ungodly amount of Reese’s Cups in a fifteen minute time frame would quite literally blow your mind.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Blog Tour Review: Remy by Katy Evans

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Momma's Rating

5 Perfect Remy Stars!!
Momma's Review
I'm not usually a big fan of alternate POV books, where an entire book is an alternate POV.  But Remy by Katy Evans is by far my favorite alternate POV ever!  Remy is book 3 in this series and is fully from Remington "Riptide" Tates view of books 1 & 2.  There are parts where it alternates between present and past which gives this book a great feel.  It doesn't follow books 1 & 2 word for word, which is great, but instead gives us a glimpse of Remy in very important parts. 
The most amazing part about this book was how it made me feel.  Multiple parts of the book we get to see Remy get speedy, when he starts to go black, and I could actually feel him becoming manic.  At certain points I literally felt myself start to get speedy along with him.  I would start reading at breakneck speed to keep up with his feelings. 
One downfall?  This book made me not like Brooke at many parts.  So much so that I had to call another Blogger just to vent about it!  Because we are seeing the hidden parts from the previous books we see how her actions effected him and sometimes caused him more pain.  Personally, I'm a pleaser....I go out of my way to protect and help people.  I come from a long line of doctors and nurses and heaven help me i'll be a nurse eventually too.  I think it's why I wanted to scream at her multiple times throughout the book.  But in the end I still love her..........even though I love Remy more!!!!
“Pete, you think I need a sports rehab specialist?” I ask.
“No, Rem.”
“Why not?”
“You’re an asshole, dude. You hardly let the masseuses massage you for more than twenty minutes.”
“I need one now.” Pushing my iPad over to him, I tap the screen and signal to the name below her image. “I need that one.”
Pete lifts an interested eyebrow. “You do. Do you?”
“I need a sports rehab specialist on my payroll. I want her to tend to me every day. In whatever ways they do.”
He smirks. “They don’t do blow jobs, I’ll tell you that.”
“If I wanted a blow job, I could have had three just now. What I want . . .” Once again, my finger taps over her name. “Is this sports rehab specialist.”
Pete’s eyebrows fly up to his hairline, and he leans back and crosses his arms. “What exactly do you want her for?”
I chomp down the rest of my food, then take a long gulp of water so I can speak. “I want her for me.”
“Rem . . .” he says in warning.
“Offer her a salary she can’t decline.”
Pete answers me with a puzzled silence. He seems taken aback and is trying to make sense of me. He’s looking into my eyes, and I can tell he’s observing whether they are black or blue.
I’m not black. So I wait quietly. He sighs, slowly jots down her name, and speaks cautiously. “All right, Remington, but let me say, this has Bad Idea written all over it.”
Shoving my plate aside, I lean back and cross my arms.
My head betrays me half the time. One day, it tells me I am god. The other, it tells me that I not only rule hell, but I invented it. Does Pete think I give one fuck about what his own head thinks about my idea? I don’t listen to my head anymore. I listen only to my gut.
“I want her watching me fight Saturday,” I remind him as I get up and shove my chair back under the table. And I want her watching from the bet seats in the house.”
“Remington . . .”
 “Just do it, Pete,” I say as I cross the living room back to the master.
“I already have the tickets ready to go, dude, but it’s hard enough keeping Diane from knowing of your . . . er, issues . . . It’s going to be even harder to keep it from someone like this sports rehab specialist.”
I prop my shoulder at the threshold of my bedroom and think about that. I lower my voice. “Make her sign a contract, so I have guaranteed time with her. And stabilize me the instant I start losing my shit.”
“Remington, just let me get some other girls—”
“No, Pete. No other girls.”
I shut myself in my room and grab my headphones, then just lie there with my iPod in my hand, staring at it.
What will it be like if I make her mine?
I don’t delude myself into thinking that she will accept me, but what if she does? What if she can understand me? The way I am? The two parts of me? No. Not two parts. Every. Single. Fucking. Part. Of me.
My gut tightens as I remember the way her eyes shone when she looked at me. The way they softened after I kissed her and she looked into my eyes, wanting more of me.
I have never seen a look quite like that before. I have been wanted by thousands of women. Nobody has ever looked at me with such open, frightened longing as her.
She was not frightened of me. She was frightened of “it.” This same thing clenching my gut that has me all tangled up. Every cell in my body is buzzing with awareness. Every inch of my skin is awake. My muscles feel primed like they do when I’m ready to fight. Except I’m not ready to fight now. I’m ready to go get my mate.
God help her.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

New Release! Rock Bottom by RK Lilley

Title: Rock Bottom
Author: R.K. Lilley
Published: Nov. 25, 2013
Hosted by: The Book Avenue

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I called Danika once before I started driving, She didn’t answer which was pretty normal for her. She left her phone all over the place her ringer turned off most of the time because of school. I settled for sending her one clear-cut text.

Tristan: Heading back to Vegas. Try to get the afternoon off. I’d like to take you out.

I was filling up my tank in Barstow when she finally responded.

Danika: Good. I’ve been missing you bad. Jerry says he’ll watch the kids whenever you get here. What should I wear?

I grinned happier that I’d been since I’d last said goodbye to her, weeks ago.

Tristan: The tiniest bikini you own. Dental floss would work, too.

Danika: LOL. You are a pervert…Were you serious about the bikini?

Tristan: Yes. Frankie got us a pool cabana for the afternoon at the Cavendish resort.

Danika: Wow.

She was ready and waiting when I pulled up to Bev’s house.

R.K. Lilley lives in Colorado with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She's had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She's been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of the erotic romance novels In Flight, Mile High, Grounded, and the novella, Lana.



IN FLIGHT (Up in the Air #1)

MILE HIGH (Up in the Air #2)

GROUNDED (Up in the Air #3)

LANA (Novella)

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Beyond Eighteen by Gretchen de la O

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Momma's Rating:
4.5 What A Great Ending Stars
Momma's Review
I can absolutely say that I loved this series!  And Beyond Eighteen, the final book in the Wilson Mooney series, was the perfect ending for this story.  I was so happy to see that it didn't end in a normal clichĂ©.  I won't spoil the ending for you by saying what does or doesn't happen but it was great to see that Gretchen de la O didn't just pick a cookie cutter ending. 
The problems for the characters from book two roll right into book three and the story continues right where it left off.  The ending of Eighteen At Last left me with a heart palpitation so I had to start Beyond Eighteen pretty much immediately...even if it did make a certain hubby roll his eyes!  Max and Wilson continue to grow together on their journey and get over some of the jealousy of the past. 
In this third and final book we get to see the characters start to take on more real life adult situations and there were times that I was really worried that they were going to make some horrible choices.  I may have yelled at my ereader a few times because of it! There were a few really surprising parts of the book that I knew had to come but wasn't sure how the author was going to pull it off....but she did....perfectly!  I know it's cryptic....but I don't want to give anything away!
The Wilson Mooney Series is an extremely well written series.  It has angst, drama, heartbreak, pain, romance and steam.  Pretty much everything you can ask for in a good classic romance trilogy!
Momma's Recommendation:
I highly recommend this book to all romance readers.  The entire series was worth it and the fact that all 3 books are out means it's a great book series to read while waiting those long months between books of a series that is unfinished!



Other Books In The Series

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