Monday, April 14, 2014

A Southern Thing Series by Sara York




           Hello everyone, welcome. Today we are spot lighting a wonderful author Sara York and her series, A Southern Thing.  Below you will be able to find out more about Sara herself, excerpts of the books in this series as well as links where to purchase them. Please be sure to show some love to this lovely lady and check out this and other books by her.




BIO

Writing is Sara's life. The stories fight to get out, often leaving her working on four or five books at once. She can't help but write. Along with her writing addiction she has a coffee addiction. Some nights, the only reason she stops writing and goes to sleep is for the fresh brewed coffee in the morning.

Sara enjoys writing twisted tales of passion, anger, and love with a good healthy dose of lust thrown in for fun. Almost a quarter of a century ago Sara met her lover, falling for him after knowing him for ten minutes. Sara's passion for him comes out in her stories, mixing with her passion for life, love, and good times, flowing onto the page and becoming tales from the heart.


                                                      A Southern Thing Series

Volume 1

Pray the Gay Away


     Star football player, Jack Miller, had it all. The perfect family, looks, girls hanging on his every word, and the respect of most people in his town. But one thing was missing--a man to be his own. When Andrew Collins showed up in small town, conservative Sweet, Georgia, he looked more scrawny mutt than high school senior. Andrew's plan was to keep his head down and graduate high school, leaving his family behind to start his real life. When he meets Andrew, Jack thinks he's found heaven, but reality holds him in check until one night when his lips gently slide across Andrew's and fireworks go off. As lust and something a little deeper brings them together, compelling them to take chances, people start to notice. Then the unthinkable happens, and Jack's parents find out he likes guys. The battle lines are drawn and they vow to pray the gay away.




Volume 2

Sending Jack off to Jesus


     Jack Miller has more than he could ask for with Andrew as his boyfriend, but it's being taken away from him and there isn't anything he can do. His father knows he's gay, and his mother wants him to have sex with a girl to make sure he's not mistaken. Andrew Collins has found the perfect home in foster care with Cole and Melinda Kemp, but it won't last. The DA thinks his parents have proven they've changed, but Andrew doesn't believe the change will last. Just when Jack and Andrew think it can't get any worse, it does. Jack's father sends him to New Life Christian Camp, a program that promises to pray the gay away. But Andrew has it worse as his father takes out his anger on him, leaving him near death. Both Jack and Andrew are lost to each other, their lives in tatters all because their parents wanted to pray the gay away.







Volume 3

My Big Fat Southern Gay Wedding


      When he was a kid, Jack Miller thought life would be a certain way, then he figured out he liked boys and not girls, changing the course of his future. Jack has spent the last few years learning that life doesn't always give you what you expect, in both good and bad ways. Andrew's gone missing and Jack's parents have split. He's made it through high school, but the future is nothing without Andrew. To be complete, Jack knows he needs to find Andrew and bring him home. But Andrew has disappeared. Lost doesn't even begin to describe how Andrew Collins feels. Homeless and destitute, he's ready to end it all. Thinking that Jack is dead, Andrew returns to Sweet to end his life on Jack's grave. Instead, he finds lies were told that drove him to a path of destruction. After not seeing each other for almost a year, Jack and Andrew come together, but their problems don't end there. They must work hard to make it to their big fat Southern gay wedding or risk losing it all.


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

200+ Likes on Facebook Giveaway!!!



We have surpassed the 200 likes mark on our Facebook page. In celebration we would like to give back the love to our fans with a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive an ebook and some swag!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Always by Kindle Alexander


I want to start off this post with a trailer for Always made by fellow blogger, owner/partner of Bibiophile Productions Becca Manuel. She did a great job, I love it!!








BLURB:

      Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.

      Easy isn't even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton's life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four. 



Review:

From the first page, hell the first paragraph, this book grabbed a hold of me and didn’t let go.  I hadn’t even gotten to know the characters or the story and I was crying before I had finished reading the first few pages. That is a testament to the brilliant writing of Kindle Alexander. She has the ability to express so much emotion in her writing it pulls you into the story completely from the beginning.  

For me one of the things I liked most about this book was the fact that it wasn’t about some “big bad” or someone trying to break Avery and Kane apart. It was about life, the kind of life we all strive to have. One filled with love, passion, family and career. And how each of this things are scary, wonderful, and completely worth fighting for. 

I was so engrossed in the life of Kane and Avery by the end of the book that my heart broke and I became a complete and total mess. My daughter comes in and sees me blubbering asks if I am ok, all I could do was sob, point at the book, and nod. She smiles as she laughs at me, tells me “must be a good one”. That was putting it mildly. It was a great one.

Always is a must read, so be sure you get your copy….but make sure to have some of these on hand!!!





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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Critique, Review and Hatefulness Supertatee's rantings from her Soapbox

        Let me start by saying this post is MY OPINION MY THOUGHTS AND MY FEELINGS!!!!! So if you are offended, sorry it was nice knowing you.

My sister and I started this blog as a place to talk about books we have read, those we like and don’t like. As time has gone on we have been fortunate enough to work directly with some authors on reviews, releases, and promotions. It has been a lot of fun. I personally post here, on my Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble accounts; as well as share on my Twitter and Facebook. And we try to remind the readers as well as authors that we are not professional reviewers or editors, we are just sharing our opinions. I also read reviews of other bloggers. Over time I have seen on all these sites reviews of many different people. Many just like us, people giving opinions. But there are others who seem to get great pleasure being complete and utter assholes. I am not just saying that to be mean but there isn’t another way to put it. If you don’t like a book, fine you are entitled to feel that way. And there is a way to write the review so that it helps other readers and the authors. For example if an author reads a review where someone states the book in question didn’t make sense or maybe didn’t flow well and the reviewer gives examples it actually can help the author when writing a future story. BUT there are those “reviewers” that seem to take it too far, they are hateful, rude and sometimes abusive. There is a way to explain why you didn’t like a book without being ignorant, insulting or cruel to the work or the author. I have seen so called reviews where the person writing it, who has no knowledge of the author other than what the “about the author” page in the book, has stated verbally attack the author. Why? Does it make them feel better about themselves? Personally when I see a review like that I completely dismiss it, I don’t take the advice of someone who gets off on being an asshat. What really gets me is on one of the sites I mention above there is a group of these people who are all over the place giving these kinds of reviews; each one nasty and vindictive; seems like they may need a new hobby, or a new personality.  I have seen where some of them even become aggressive with the readers that did enjoy the book and posted a reviewing saying so. Seems to me if they have the right to be mean and hateful then others have the right to write to a polite review, notice I didn’t say  a favorable one? To me a “good review” can mean the person liked the book or that they wrote a review stating why they didn’t like the book in a way that is helpful to all involved. As sad as those bad apples of reviews make me I would like to say Thank You to all the wonderful people who leave reviews both in favor of a book and those who even when they don’t enjoy a book still leave a review that is decent and helpful. 


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks

BLURB:

Dougal Kincaid has something to prove. After being injured in a battle with the Malcontents, he's ready for active duty protecting unsuspecting mortals from these villainous vampires who want to rule the world. But first he has to get control of himself . . . because just the sight of a certain lovely doctor has his injured hand doing some peculiar things, not to mention the sizzling sensation that burns along his dragon tattoo.

Vampires? Vampires?! As a scientist, Leah is having trouble believing that these immortal creatures exist. But there they are, standing in front of her, asking for help in solving a genetic puzzle that can save mankind. There's even one in a sexy kilt! Just one look into Dougal's gorgeous green eyes sets her pulse racing. But can she trust him—and the overwhelming desire that refuses to be ignored?

REVIEW:

SPOILERS… 

Let me start off saying this is one of my favorite book series. Kerrelyn Sparks weaves a great story with humor unlike anyone else. She can have me crying one minute and laughing out loud the next. I mean, come on half the males in this series wear kilts, how hot is that!?! Not to mention Phineas McKinney one of the funniest characters ever. ANYWAY, this is book #14 in the series, and like many books in a series this long the story line has strayed a bit from the central conflict in recent books. But I feel like she is starting to bring the conflict back to the forefront of the stories. Let’s hope she continues that in future books.

This book is about Dougal Kincaid (YES a Scotsman in a kilt!!!!) who lost his hand in the war against the Malcontents. He is struggling not only to adjust to using his prosthetic hand but fighting the demons of his past. When he meets the new doctor brought in to work at Romatech Industries not only does his past come flooding back but he has to fight his attraction for Dr. Leah Chin. Leah has been invited to help in finding a cure for the new breed of soldiers being created by Master Han for Darafer. Of course in the process she must be told of the supernatural world, big shocker is doesn’t go well at first, but in time her curiosity gets the best of her. I liked this book and was glad to see more “story” going on other than just the romance. 

Oh and just a personal note. Many of you may know my sister Bitch, our partner in crime and I like to attend book signings, it is where we have met many of our friends/sisters. In the last few years it has become less personal with some authors and more corporate. Yes I know it is a business and they have every right to make money for the hard work I completely understand. It is just some forget that without their readers they would have nothing. Back to my point. When Kerrelyn did a signing for Vampire Mine two friends of ours attended her signing. When they went up to have their books signed they mentioned how three of us couldn’t be there and asked if she would sign one of the books marks she was giving away for us. Not only did she sign the book marks and post cards, she was sweet enough to personalize them with our names. She even let them video tape her saying hello to us as well. How awesome is that? Now she is someone I would love to meet in person. And she has a fan in me for life.

One Lucky Vampire by Lynsay Sands

BLURB:

Luck be a vampire tonight . . .

When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.

. . . and every night

Who wouldn't want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He's barely had time to adjust to his new state before he's roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First he'll put a stop to whoever's targeting her. Then he'll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity


REVIEW:

SPOILERS!!!   This is the19th book in the Argeneau series. I have enjoyed this series over all, Lynsay Sands is a good writer. I love her unique explanation of the origins of “vampires” and their need for blood. The only problem I have is the last few books have become predictable. You meet the main two characters with in the first chapter. Then Marguerite, the matriarch of the Argeneau family, whose gift is to know when two people are life mate’s, shows up and somehow arranges for the two to meet. Then of course there is a small conflict between the characters, usually it is one of them coming to terms with the other being a vampire. Then within the story there is a problem/conflict but it is resolved in a short period of time. The End….

What happened to renegade vampires? A central villain/bad guy? I know this is a paranormal romance so the focus is on the characters and their relationship, but there has to be more to a story other than just hot sex then passing out(for those who have read the book you will know what that  means LOL). Don’t get me wrong, I love a hot sex scene as much as the next person, but for me there has to be a story as well, one that will hold my attention and have me wanting more. Have me begging for the next book. I may be in the minority about this, but this is only my opinion on the series. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Saving Alexander by Susan Mac Nicol

What’s my favorite saying? You know it, SPOILER ALERT, like always I will try not to give too much away for those who have yet to read this book.

BLURB:

Punishing himself for a horrific past that is not his fault, bestselling author Alexander Montgomery seeks redemption and love—and perhaps he will find it. 

Famous author though he may be, Alexander Montgomery is not someone you take home to meet your mother. Seriously flawed, damaged by a horrific past, he’s trying hard to claw his way back to normality. But how can anyone respect what he truly is? His therapy involves regular sessions at Study in Scarlet, an exclusive S&M club. 

Then comes Sage. Tall, with black hair and blue eyes, an up-and-coming actor with impossible charm and boy-next-door good looks, he’s the perfect choice to play the leading man in a TV adaptation of Alex’s latest best-seller. Even more, he is a man you introduce to your family. Which Alex would do—if he weren’t taken by another man who offers the punishments Alex prays will wipe away the past and make him the person he wants to be. Yet, perhaps there is another path to redemption. If only the solution would reach out and touch him. 


MY REVIEW:

Let me start by saying I recently read Stripped Bare (see my reviews) by Susan Mac Nicol. I really liked it. I have to say I do believe Susan surpassed it with this book.

Alex has a dark painful past, one he is trying to overcome with therapy and his “sessions” with Eric. I will say this; I detested Eric from the beginning, so I wasn’t to upset about how his story goes in this book, just saying! Alex on the other hand, my heart broke for him, he is the victim of such brutality that most people would not have survived. This is one of the reasons I love him. Part of his journey is him discovering the strength within. 

Sage has had issues with relationships in the past causing him to have a hard time trusting. But as his develops feelings for Alex he does his best to be understanding about Alex’s special “needs”.

As they begin their relationship, they have to deal with some other obstacles as well; being outed as a couple by a colleague as well as mysterious accidents.  What makes the accidents even more disturbing is the come straight out of Alex’s novels. Along the way Alex begins to feel again, which helps him become less reliant on his sessions. This does not settle well with Eric, who takes it upon himself to change the rules of their arrangement. Threatening Sage in the process leaving Alex not only back at square one in his recovery but he feels he must protect Sage at the cost of ending their relationship.

Here is where Susan got me, just when I knew who the person behind the accidents were….BAM she throws me a curve!! I was like, wooow, what? I love when an author keeps me on my toes. So the two men find their way back to each other determined to make it works this time. That is when I got the real shocker…the big reveal….the REAL who dunnit….and it was…….Nope not going to tell!! Trust me when I say you want to read the book and go through the journey of these men. When you find out you will be glad I didn’t tell you. I was on the edge of my seat, wide eyed and completely enveloped with this story. A fantastic read great work Susan, really great.

I will add one note. For those who have not read this book, yes it does contain some BDSM scenes. They are well written and are an important part of the storyline. They aren’t too graphic; I have read other books that contain much more details and delve much deeper into this world. I know there are those who aren’t into reading about this life style, to each his own, but I think you will be surprise how well Susan handled this. 


You can find Saving Alexander at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Borough Publishing Group