2013, 2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

#tbt is in full effect @HDcoverTherapy

What’s new for Hardcover Therapy?  #tbt is in full effect!

Each and every week you will see a previous post from myself!  It’s a way to showcase some of my favorite books and authors.  I figured I’d start where it all began!  Below you will find the top 20 books of 2013… in my FABULOUS opinion! 🙂

Check out the Authors I ❤ page for more of my favorites as well as links to connect!

Casey’s Top 20 of 2013

**If books are in a series, they are listed together. **

  • A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls (Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire ties for #1 because Travis is my permanent book boyfriend!)
  • Miss Me Not by Tiffany King
  •  Misguided Heart by Amanda Bennett
  • Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn
  • The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd
  • Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan
  • The Coincidence Series by Jessica Sorensen
  • Nowhere to Run (Stephanie Corvella Series) by Nina D’Angelo
  • The Raine Series by Amanda Bennett
  • The Bluegrass Brothers Series by Kathleen Brooks
  • Untouchable Series by Lindsay Delagar
  • Saving Angels Series by Tiffany King
  • Crash Series by Nicole Williams
  • Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig
  • Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
  • Undescribable Series by Shantel Tessier
  • Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
  • Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert
  • Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst
  • Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie

This list was EXTREMELY  difficult!  I have read well over 100 hundred book this year alone.  Each book I am asked to review or read for pleasure, I read entirely.  I am not one to put it to the side because I’m not into it… that’s not fair to the author.  These books cover several genres, but are fabulous.  Some are series others are novella’s… regardless they were great reads for me.  Def check them out!  Especially A Brand New Ending… it touched my heart and left me speechless!  Here’s to another year!  I’m bring it in right with Behind His Eyes by Aleatha Romig!

Chelly’s Top 20 of 2013

  • Losing Charley – Casey Peeler
  • Slammed – Colleen Hoover
  • Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire
  • Fallen Too Far – Abbi Glines
  • Metamorphosis – Erin Noelle
  • Miss Me Not – Tiffany King
  • Sins & Needles – Karina Halle
  • Flat-Out Love – Jessica Park
  • The Edge of Never – J. A. Redmerski
  • The Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay
  • Girl With Guitar – Caisey Quinn
  • The Perfect Game – J. Sterling
  • That Boy – Jillian Dodd
  • Lover At Last – J. R. Ward
  • Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
  • White Trash Beautiful – Teresa Mummert
  • The Keatyn Chronicles – Jillian Dodd
  • The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden – Jessica Sorenson
  • Reckless – S. C. Stephens
  • Rock Chick – Kristen Ashley

 

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2014, Books, life, Uncategorized

Axel Hitch by Cassy Roop is LIVE!

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Title: Axel Hitch (Book 4: A Celtic Knot Companion)

Author: Cassy Roop

Genre: BDSM Erotica

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Synopsis
Kelly Harris is feisty and her strong nature can probably rival that of most men. She isn’t one to take crap from anyone and has a tendency to challenge those who challenge her. A painful childhood left Kelly with a need for control in all things that she is unwilling to relinquish. Being known to dump men after just one date or one time in the sack is her usual style, until she meets Knoxville Tanner.

Knoxville Tanner is the co-owner of the BDSM club, The Celtic Knot. Having had his heart trampled on has left him jaded. The club gave him the ability to satisfy his sexual needs without the risk of commitment. On the night of the club’s grand opening, however, after meeting Kelly…that all went out the window.

Will Knox be able to concede control in order to give the one he loves what she desperately needs; and will Kelly be able to accept the sacrifice and in return give Knox the one thing that she has guarded the most…her heart?

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Cassy is a fitness goddess by day and smexy author by night. When she isn’t writing furiously on her next novel, she’s making books look beautiful inside and out as a graphic designer. She has an unhealthy obsession with peanut butter, pedicures, and all things Les Mills group fitness. She has been known to juggle seven children at a time (not all hers!) and has on occasion been seen purchasing clothes that aren’t athletic apparel (although rare).

She released her debut, The Price of Love, in March of 2014.

The Celtic Knot Novels are her first erotic romance series and Books 1 and 2, Ashley’s Bend and Figure Eight both reached #1 in Erotic Thrillers on Amazon. Book 3, Triquetra, releases September 22, 2014 and book 4 the companion novel, Axel Hitch will release late Autumn 2014.

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Don’t miss out…there will be games, prizes, giveaways, special appearances, and a whole lot of Cassy Roop!

Hosted by Dominic, Ashley, Knox, and Kelly!!

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2:00 – 3:00 PM EST/ 7 – 8 UK Kirsty E Moseley
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4:00 – 5:00 PM EST/ 9 – 10 UK S.K.Hartley
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2014, Books, life, Uncategorized

Book Review ——–> #Unconditionally @nation_amber

Synopsis
Unconditionally is a novella part of a series but can be read as a standalone complete with a HEA. May not be for all readers as it contains M/M situations.
Toby Morgan grew up the black sheep in his illustrious uppity family due to his sexual preferences. He didn’t see how being gay was a hindrance in any light.
Being an accountant by day, a kickass singer for The Nation’s Capital on the side, and a fashion and makeup extraordinaire by night, he tried to face every obstacle he encountered with perseverance and positivity.
Always being one to bask in the limelight and being the center of attention, but what everyone didn’t see was the scared and insecure little boy lurking inside and behind closed doors.
He had waited his entire life to find love and his happily ever after and just when he thought he had grasped his dreams head on, doubt puts a screeching halt in his happiness.
Now it seemed that there were two different men with their sights set on him and they were both vying for his affection.
In the end, will Toby find his one special someone who will love him unconditionally?
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“I’ll have a Martini…dry, please.” Gin was my alcohol of choice for the night. I wouldn’t get shitfaced to where I couldn’t drive home though, I knew my limits. But that didn’t mean that I wasn’t going to get a bit tipsy.

“Coming right up,” bartender number one spoke before he went about pouring my gin and vermouth into a silver shaker and giving it a liberal jerk of his wrist. Seeing the action had my cock stirring in my pants and images of him wrapping his hand around me moved to the forefront of my mind. I needed action and in a bad way.

He placed a Martini glass in front of me on a hot pink napkin and tipped the shaker up, straining and pouring my cocktail before adding an olive as an embellishment.

Giving me a sexy wink before he turned and made his departure towards the other end of the bar, I picked up my enticing drink and before taking a hefty sip, I said partially under my breath, “Happy birthday to me.”

Feeling the cool liquid slide so smoothly down my throat, I had to close my eyes at the exquisite taste of the perfect combination. It was utterly refreshing.

“So it’s your birthday, huh?” I didn’t even notice that someone had taken a seat beside me. This voice was oddly familiar and came out as a deep rumble.

Turning my head to the side I was surprised to see it was Deputy Ethan Bradley. I had never seen him around here before, let alone anyone really from Brown County. Although I remembered hearing something about him being gay, it was just weird seeing him on the opposite side of the spectrum.

He was sans uniform and in a pair of dark denim jeans, with cowboy boots peeking out from beneath his pant legs. I realized that I was taking entirely too much time perusing his ensemble. So I was already going this far, I might as well check out the rest of the package.

Continuing to skim my eyes over his extremely fine exterior, I took in that he was wearing a rather snug fitting polo shirt that was tucked into those amazing jeans, and it was topped off with a silver belt buckle. With the dimmed lights in the bar it was hard to tell exactly what his buckle said, but I imagined that if he was anything like me, it would be something naughty.

I picked up the toothpick that held the green olive from my glass and leisurely placed it in between my slightly parted lips, sucking the remains of my martini from the meaty, bitter garnishment.

Ethan couldn’t take his eyes off of my mouth, so I supposed I was being a bit seductive in my act to eat the olive. No harm in that, right?”

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Amber is a stay at home mom currently residing in Southern Indiana with her husband and two beautiful daughters. If she’s not shopping, going to concerts or roadtrips, or having her nose stuck in a book you’ll often find her at the ball field watching one of the numerous sports that her girls are involved in.
She is the author of the contemporary romance Brown County Series, titles include Not Alone, Runaway Love, How To Save A Life, and Unconditionally (M/M).



 

 

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2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

——-> Temptation Series by S.M. Donaldson

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Lying with Temptation Book Description:

Gabby Lewis is your all American girl, she’s athletic, smart, and gorgeous and doesn’t have a clue that she is. She’s always been a very loyal friend and popular by association, until the end of her high school senior year when her best friend and the guy she thinks she’s in love with betray her. The worse part of it is that her business and embarrassment become the talk of the entire small town she lives in. She takes an early admission to college along with her best guy friend Cade; she’s going to turn over a new leaf in life.

Linc Addison is a star athlete and one of the most sought out quarter backs in the Southeastern United States. He’s the boy next door, who feels like his entire life he’s been used for his talents mainly by his father. The only person he’s ever really been able to count on is his cousin Russ. His high school girlfriend, cheated on him constantly, but wanted to keep him around so she could keep the correct social status. Now that he’s rid his life of her, he’s moved on to welcome the college life.

The day Linc walked in his coed dorm room and saw Gabby unpacking he felt like he’d won the lottery and lost his ability to make complete sentences. She turned around to see one of the most gorgeous creatures she thinks God has ever put on this Earth. Can they break down each others walls, and find the peace they seek with each other; can they take on all of the temptations and obstacles that come their way?

This is the first book in the Temptation Series…

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Acting on Temptation Book Description:

Anna Lewis is just tired. She’s tired of being predictable. She’s tired of khaki skirts, sweater sets and pearls. She’s tired of her overbearing mother trying to push the Perfect boyfriend on her. She wants to stand up for herself do normal things kids her age do. She’s eighteen not thirty-eight. With her mother still on her case, an ex-boyfriend who’s an ass that won’t leave her alone, it’s not going to be easy. She was ready to move on with her life, leave the step-ford wife her mother was trying to turn her into behind. The only way she sees of doing that is going off to college. She’s always admired the strength that her sister Gabby radiates and wishes she could be more like her. After Gabby asks her to come to college with her and live in the house with her and her roommates how can she turn it down?
Russ Addison has pretty much always been a football star. Going to college with that status could get him any girl he wants, with no strings attached. That is until he was introduced to her. He was in pure awe over the angel he met last year, Anna Lewis. He was both excited and scared about the possibility of living with her. Her sister and everyone else in the house had threatened him and his balls to stay clear of anything romantic with Anna. He would just have to stay away from her in the romantic sense and be her friend…Her best damn friend. Because he knows he’ll never be good enough to be anything more to her.
After everyone is moved in and ready to start the fall semester, Russ starts to figure out that everything may not be what it seems with Anna. He also realizes that he can’t stay away from her no matter how much he tries. Anna knows she can’t seem to have enough time with Russ and she can’t help but wonder why he thinks so little of himself. Will they be able to stay away from each other or will they have to act on the temptation of each other.

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I’ve got to get up and go take a freakin cold shower so I can go to sleep…I can hear her breathing . It’s taking everything I have in me not to crawl over there. I get in the shower and I smell her soap, her shampoo, jeez this girl…I think I’m going to have to move out just so I can date her. After a LONG COLD shower I walk back and climb into bed.

The next morning I wake up to a blood curdling scream. I look over and I don’t see Gabby in the bed. I run out in my boxers about that time Cade is coming out of her bedroom in his boxers. Gabby is in the bathroom screaming, we can hear stuff being thrown around in there, I’m scared someone has came in and is hurting her in there. Cade and I try to open the door but it’s locked… Cade yell’s at her, “Gabby what’s wrong open the damn door!” She still screaming, I look at Cade and he looks at me we both throw our shoulders into the door breaking the frame so we can get in. We both stop suddenly as we bust in. Cade looks at Gabby, “Fuck Really Gabby! A damn mouse you had me and Linc break the door for a fucking mouse!”

I was about to be pissed too until I saw her up on the vanity in nothing but a towel.

She’s mad, “Cade get it out of here, you know I hate those things.”

Cade rubs his head, “I should leave you in here with it Gabby, why didn’t you just run out of the bathroom?”

“Well because it was blocking the door.”

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S.M. Donaldson is a wife and mother based on the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle. She’s funny, sarcastic and has been known to have a potty mouth. She’s worked in many different fields in her life but, she has always dreamed of writing short stories and books. She recently penned her first series of novels Sam’s Choice and Sam’s Fight for Freedom. She is currently working on The Temptation Series.

To learn more about S.M. Donaldson visit her at:

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2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

Death Dealer Blog Tour

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Book Title: Death Dealer
Series Title & Book #: A Death Angel Novella—Book 1
Author: Ashley Robertson
Published: July 1, 2013
Genre: Adult/Paranormal/Romance

Book Blurb:
Death: a word Mia Baron was all too familiar with since the murder of her parents when she was a young girl. Her drive for vengeance was the reason she became a Death Dealer—a soul guide through the spirit realm—signing her life away in her own blood. Pain forged a concrete wall around her heart and no one or nothing would ever penetrate it…until she got what she desired most—revenge.

Deacon Gage craves justice for his own horrific tragedy that forced him into the same life Mia chose, with the same promise of vengeance dangling just out of reach. His expert training makes him an Elite—one of the few Death Dealers to ever achieve such a status—and no one can shift his focus from the blood he seeks.

But when the two are partnered for yet another job and a heart-shattering case rips open Mia’s heart, Deacon realizes he’s the only one who can save her…at a price that might be too much to pay: opening his heart to her. The clock is ticking and her life hangs on the balance of whether he can truly let go or will hold onto his desire for blood.

Book Links:
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18098934-death-dealer
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DQ1J9PW?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00DQ1J9PW&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2
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My Thoughts ❤

4 Stars… by Chelly

Mia Baron and Deacon Gage have a lot in common.  They are partners, both bad-ass Death Dealers, meaning they are sent to free souls from human bodies and escort them to the Light or Dark Gates (which often involves battling horrifying demons), and they both took on these jobs seeking revenge on those who destroyed their families.  They want to be the ones to escort those souls to Hell.  When Mia gets her chance, Deacon is assigned to help with the job just in case Mia’s emotions get in the way of her finishing the assignment.  The two have worked together for years and have had nothing more than a friendship, but when they start noticing different feelings for each other, is it part of the bond or is something more developing?  When Mia’s life is hanging on the line, can the one who ruined her family be the one to help save her?  Can she move past her need for revenge and let love in?

This is the first time I’ve read anything by Ashley Robertson and I was blown away by her style of writing.  She has created a truly unique storyline, with loveable characters and exceptionally colorful and descriptive writing.  I give 4 stars only because I wanted more!  I knew this was a novella from the beginning, but I can’t help but wish it was drawn out over a full length novel.  When Mia got her chance for justice, even though it was a unique twist that I loved, I feel like it should’ve been more…something.  I don’t think she got the closure she was looking for.  And while the chemistry between Mia and Deacon was extremely HOT, it felt rushed.  Overall, I was sucked in to the world of the Death Dealer and I am looking forward to more…will Mia achieve Elite status like Deacon, possibly even become a Death Angel?  I’m hoping so!

 Want a chance to win an ebook of Death Dealer?? In the comments below list any playing card… the one that I have already chosen wins! 

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Author Bio:
Ashley Robertson resides in sunny Orlando, Florida, and loves writing about anything paranormal. She also composes poems and songs, though she learned long ago she doesn’t have a singing voice. When she isn’t writing you’ll find her spending time with family and friends, training in her home gym, traveling and exploring new places, and drinking fine wines and gourmet coffees from her Nespresso machine.

*2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST in the Fantasy genre for her book UNGUARDED*

Visit her website to learn about her upcoming releases, guest blog posts, and featured giveaways at: AshleyRobertsonBooks.com

Author Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-Robertson-Books/189402414415555
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AshleyR0bertson
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4323952.Ashley_Robertson
Website: http://www.ashleyrobertsonbooks.com/blog/

Blood Promise (A Death Angel Novella—Book 2) teaser included in copy of Death Dealer.

Ashley Robertson was a 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist (in the Fantasy genre) for her paranormal romance, Unguarded. (http://ashleyrobertsonbooks.com/2013/06/18/unguarded-indie-excellence-awards-finalist/)