“CAGED” Series Tour by: Shay Savage

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Liam & Tria’s gritty love story concludes in RELEASED!



Released (Book Three) Caged Series

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Oblivion is a sweet, sweet place.

No pain. No disturbing thoughts of the past. No guilt from my recent actions.

Deep down, there is still a part of me that knows how screwed up I am. I don’t see a way out, not now. Tria’s gone, and the possibility of her forgiving me in my current state is exactly zero. I know I have to pull myself together, accept my responsibilities, and try to make amends, but I have no idea where to start.

No job. No apartment. I’m living on the streets with the other junkies. As little as I had to offer Tria before, I have nothing to give her now. The only way out is to come clean and tell Tria the truth about my past, but the idea of reliving the memories is so painful, I can’t think about it long enough to figure out a solution.

I’ve hit rock bottom, and I don’t even know which way is up any more.


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I watched Yolanda walk out of the cage.  Apparently, I kept looking in her direction too long.  I took a blow to the head before I realized the fight had started.

I stumbled back, shook my head, and regained my footing.  I raised my fists up in front of my face, and danced lightly on my toes, waiting for his next move.  We circled slowly, jabbing but not finding our marks.  My head swam again.

I needed to put an end to this.  I needed to get it over with so I could take my winnings and get more smack.  I had come down too hard and too fast.  I had to get straight again.

I rushed him, striking out with my right and then my left.  I took an elbow to the face, and felt my neck snap back.

The next thing I knew, I was on my back, and the guy was straddling my chest.  I registered my head being thrown from side to side with punches, but I couldn’t focus enough to get him off me.  I jabbed at his sides, but it was ineffective.

With my head spinning, I slammed my hand against the ground three times.

“Woo hoo!”  The challenger jumped off of me and started running around the small cage.

I could hear cheers, boos, and people screaming at me, but I couldn’t comprehend the words.  I rolled over and pushed myself up before stumbling out of the cage.

“Jesus, Liam!”  Back in the locker room, Yolanda fussed around the cut over my eye and my bloody lip as I tried to push her hands away and get my jeans back on.  “What the hell is wrong with you tonight?”

“Just forget it!” I yelled.  “I need to get going.”

“Oh yeah?  Why’s that?  You got nothing waiting for you at home.”

I pulled my shoulders close together and bit down on the pad of my thumb.  I didn’t remember telling Yolanda about Tria leaving, but apparently I had.  I was afraid to open my mouth now.  I tensed every muscle to keep myself from trembling.  If Yolanda noticed, she’d figure out why.

If she figured it out, she’d stop me.

Is that such a bad thing?

Yes, most definitely.

I couldn’t risk it.  I couldn’t have Yolanda knowing what I was doing and dragging me somewhere to clean up.  She would take back the cash she’d just given me, and I’d be royally fucked.  I couldn’t let that happen.

“I gotta go,” I said again.  I shouldered past her and out the door, ignoring her calls after me.  I didn’t stop at the bar or acknowledge the fans around me as I left.

I took the cash I’d earned to Max and traded it for all the heroin I could get.  I returned to my apartment and banged up.


Everything was perfect.





CAGED Series Reading Order

Takedown (Book One) Caged Series

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Trapped (Book Two) Caged Series

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Kobo: http://bit.ly/1DlDEjw

iBooks: http://apple.co/1KCaPML

Released (Book Three) Caged Series

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Kobo:  http://bit.ly/1LqEOgk

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About the Author:

shay savageShay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker, and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms – especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal and Bayern Munich – and anxiously awaits the 2014 World Cup. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.


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“SUSTAINED” by Emma Chase #emmachse #review



By: Emma Chase




A knight in tarnished armor is still a knight.

When you’re a defense attorney in Washington, DC, you see firsthand how hard life can be, and that sometimes the only way to survive is to be harder. I, Jake Becker, have a reputation for being cold, callous, and intimidating—and that suits me just fine. In fact, it’s necessary when I’m breaking down a witness on the stand.

Complications don’t work for me—I’m a “need-to-know” type of man. If you’re my client, tell me the basic facts. If you’re my date, stick to what will turn you on. I’m not a therapist or Prince Charming—and I don’t pretend to be.

Then Chelsea McQuaid and her six orphaned nieces and nephews came along and complicated the ever-loving hell out of my life. Now I’m going to Mommy and Me classes, One Direction concerts, the emergency room, and arguing cases in the principal’s office.

Chelsea’s too sweet, too innocent, and too gorgeous for her own good. She tries to be tough, but she’s not. She needs someone to help her, defend her…and the kids.

And that—that, I know how to do.

WHAT DID I THINK: 5 out of 5 Stars

This story had everything I just love and adore in my romances.  The selfless heroine, the playboy hero who tries to stay away, but can’t. It is heartwarming and funny and just made my heart soar.

Jake does not want a commitment of any kind.  He loves his life being a ruthless defense attorney and being single.  Chelsea was planning on going to grad school when her brother and wife die and she decides to take care of their six children.

Jake met this entire family when he had a run in with one of Chelsea’s nephews.  From that point on he could stay away from this family. I loved how Chelsea was young and had a life but gave up everything to take care of her 6 nieces and nephews. These children were from the ages of baby to teen.  She was tired and exhausted, but she did it all with love.

I loved the scene when Chelsea is sick as is most of the family and Jake comes in and takes care of them.  I love how Jake “tries” not to be emotionally involved in this family’s life, but can’t help it.

I really loved TANGLED which I have reread and I think this is another Emma Chase book that I will reread. It made me laugh; it made me tear…it just made me feel good.

Another thing I would like to point out is that Emma Chase KNOWS how to write a male POV!

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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“STRONG ENOUGH” by M. Leighton #release


Strong Enough

By: M. Leighton


Release: August 4, 2015

SYNOPSIS: How would I describe myself? Well, I’m Muse Harper. I’m a twenty-something painter who loves red wine, quirky movies, and men with a fatal flaw. But that was before I met Jasper King. He became my fatal flaw. Eight months ago, I had a choice to make—abandon everything I’ve ever known to protect my family, or stay and risk someone getting hurt. I chose the former. My plan was working just fine until I found out my father had gone missing.

That’s when I met Jasper. A bounty hunter with the eyes of a tiger and the nose of a bloodhound, he was supposed to help me find my father. What I didn’t know was that meeting him was no accident. Hunting people isn’t all that Jasper does. And helping me was only part of his plan. I just wish I’d found out sooner, before my heart got involved. But even then, I don’t know if I’d have done things differently.

Now, I have another choice to make—trust the man that I’m falling in love with and hope that he’ll do the right thing, or run as far away from him as I can get.



WHAT DID I THINK: 3 out of 5 Stars

Muse hires Jasper, a bounty hunter, to find her father. Eight months before Muse left her home to protect her family. She keeps regular contact with her dad and when she does not hear from him, she gets worried and hires Jasper to find him. However, Muse learns that nothing is real as more and more secrets are revealed.

The romance between Muse and Jasper was nice.  I did not connect with them the way I would have liked.  Their initial meeting, I loved, but then it felt like they were going through the motions. I love when characters take road trips, but in this one I felt Muse was just annoying Jasper and not entertaining him. What I would have normally thought of as cute behavior from the heroine became annoying.

As the story continues, both Muse and Jasper break down the walls, but their story became predictable. Where I would have loved a little more angst considering everything that was happening; there was very little.

This book was a conundrum for me. There were parts I liked and others I thought fell flat. It was an interesting story, but it did not grab me like the other books that this author wrote. I am not sure if it was all the inner dialogue that left me disconnected.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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“SEEING THE LOVE” by Sofia Grey

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By: Sofia Grey



SYNOPSIS: Lucas Wade is losing his sight. As the darkness threatens to swamp him, the one bright spot in his day comes in the form of Natalie Fontaine. She works in the sales office, hundreds of miles away, and she alone treats him like a regular guy. She has no idea about his disability, and he doesn’t plan on telling her about it.

But if Lucas can’t be honest with her, Natalie may never see the love he has to offer.


WHAT DID I THINK: 3 out of 5 Stars

Sweet contemporary romance with very little angst. Both characters are insecure about their conditions.  Lucas and Natalie live  in different cities but communicating via email through work which progresses to phone calls. I enjoy these stories.

It was a nice read, but I would have liked a bit more.  The story was predictable and once they discovered what the other was hiding, I felt like it was all smooth sailing from there.  Any small angst that occurred was quickly solved.

This is a nice read if you are in between books or if you just want something sweet.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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“BRAVE” (Oni Fighters #1) by Natalie Gayle

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Title: Brave  (Oni Fighters #1)

By: Natalie Gayle

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SYNOPSIS: A moment in time, that’s all it took. Beauty, pain and tragedy.

Xander “Pretty Boy” Todd was a demon in the ring. A professional MMA fighter with a career that had the world a buzz—but now it’s gone. Or is it?

Eden Sommers had her dreams of an international modelling career within her grasp—and lost it. Gone within a few seconds, leaving nothing but pain.

How do you go on, when the one thing that defines you is suddenly ripped away—only to leave scars and a hollow shell in its place? Has the beauty gone forever? Or has it just retreated—to now be hidden, and dormant; guarded by the inner demons?

Can these two wounded souls find the inner strength to fight back the demons together and find the beauty in their lives once again?

To do this, they must first accept—The hardest demons to defeat are the ones inside. They’ll have to be BRAVE.


WHAT DID I THINK: 3 out of 5 Stars

Xander has liked Eden since he was 14 years old.  12 years later he sees her again.  Eden never knew that Xander has had an eye on her since they were young.  Eden had a contract with a modeling agency when a fire broke out and she ran in to save her family.  This left severe scars both mentally and physically.  Since the fire, Eden had become a shell.  She rarely interacts or leaves her home except to go to school. Eden’s two sisters take karate and their sensei is Xander and that is how he reunites with Eden.  Xander tries to get Eden out of her shell.  Xander is also trying to fight something that has left him with nightmares.

The characters were fine.  For the longest time, I thought one of the sisters was jealous that Eden was spending time with Xander.  All that felt awkward to me.    Once Eden and Xander got together there was very little left to the story.  Conversations and situations became predictable. The dialogue at times felt flat.

I would have preferred if the switch in POVs did not happen so frequently. I knew everyone’s thoughts as at moment which left out any intensity.

In the end, it can be seen as a sweet contemporary romance.

A copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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Release Blitz “FLAWED LOVE” by Bella Jewel @givemebooksblog @bellajewel73 #giveaway



Title: Flawed Love
Series: House of Obsidian #2
Author: Bella Jewel
 Release Date: July 7, 2015

We were born into the same crowd.

His father: a useless drunk. My mother: a psycho junkie. 

We lived across the road from each other. 
We became best friends when I was only ten. 
He became my sole reason for breathing.Seven years later, he forgot about me. I don’t know the exact moment he changed.

Suddenly I was just the girl next door, and he no longer cared. 
He didn’t want to be in my life. He didn’t want to help. 
He ran off the rails, tossing me aside. 
I no longer mattered. Nothing we shared did.The next thing I knew – he was gone. Ten years and I didn’t see or hear from him.

Then came the call I’d be waiting for – he was back in town. 
Only the man I remembered is not him. 
This man is quiet, deadly, and so incredibly beautiful. 
He also doesn’t remember me.I let him believe I’m just a girl that walked into his bar. 
I let him believe I’m just a friend. 
I let him use me on the cold, dark nights. 
I let him believe I’m incapable of love, just like he is. 
I just let the secret go on and on.But all secrets have an end, don’t they?
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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA
Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release
was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon
release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a
bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is
currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella
has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013
she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling
modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her
writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Never Let You Go: A Modern Fairy tale (A MODERN FAIRY TALE)

By: Katy Regnery




In this modern retelling of “Hansel and Gretel,” 13-year-old foster children, Holden and Griselda, escape from their abductor after three years of brutal captivity and try to cross the Shenandoah River on foot. Tragically, one of them makes it to safety but the other is left behind.

Ten years later, Griselda’s boyfriend drags her to a fight club grudge match where her world is turned upside down when she watches Holden step into the ring.

Though the connection between them is fierce, bitter regret, simmering rage and a cache of physical and emotional scars lie between them, just as dangerous as the whitewater of the Shenandoah.

Never Let You Go is a story of fear and hope, defeat and survival, and two people – once profoundly broken – who discover that love is the only thing that can make them whole again.

This is a standalone novel inspired by Hansel & Gretel. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity, scenes of physical abuse and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. (Note: children are not sexually abused in this book.)

WHAT DID I THINK: 3 out of 5 Stars

I am not a fan of flashbacks when they are written into every chapter.  Just when I thought we were past the flashbacks, one would reappear. I got what happened to Griselda and Holden.  I understood the pain and what they had to endure while they were being held prisoner. I did not need another seven flashbacks.

Holden and Griselda are foster kids who were kidnapped by a man and held captive for three years.  They were physically and mentally abused. One of them escaped while the other was caught.  The story fast forwards 10 years.  Holden has a girlfriend and Griselda is living with an abusive boyfriend.  By chance they run into each other.

I love stories about foster kids who later reconnect in life and who truly had strong feeling for each other.  There is no doubt that Griselda and Holden love each other and they have to get through many obstacles to have their love.  Holden’s girlfriend springs something on him which changes the course for Gris and Holden to be together.

I saw the love these two characters had for each other, but I was just not as connected as I hoped I would be.  All the drama and obstacles were too predictable for me as well their solutions.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.


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“LEARNING TO FALL” by Jillian Eaton



BY: Jillian Eaton




There are some lines that should never be crossed…

…and some desires that cannot be ignored.

Driven, meticulous, and a bit of a control freak, Imogen Finley is elated when her hard work and dedication culminates in a teaching position at Stonewall, a prestigious liberal arts college on the coast of Maine. Everything in her life is going exactly as she planned it… until she meets Daniel Logan.

Charming, mysterious, and wickedly handsome, Daniel is not the kind of man Imogen ever planned on falling for, but after a chance meeting at a bar that’s exactly what she finds herself doing and he quickly becomes the one thing in her life she can’t control. The one thing in her life she doesn’t want to control.

But as their passion escalates, so does the dangerous situation they find themselves in. Because Daniel isn’t just the man Imogen’s falling in love with… he’s also her student.


WHAT DID I THINK: 3 out of 5 Stars

The beginning of the book was a lot of Imogen’s background.  There was a lot of inner dialogue and a lot of detail about everything which at times made me lose interest.

I love quirky heroines.  They are some of my favorite, but what started with me thinking that Imogen was quirky and cute quickly turned that she was just annoying.  At first,  I thought the relationship with Daniel had potential, but their relationship became awkward. I wondered why Daniel wanted to be with her. I do not think I could be friends with Imogen.  This is a teacher/student romance, but I felt by the time we got to that part, I already disconnected from the characters.

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RIDE STEADY by Kristen Ashley #newrelease


Ride Steady (Chaos #3)

By: Kristen Ashley






The ride of her life . . .

Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy—until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa’s pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower.

Climb on and hold tight . . .

In high school, Carson Steele was a bad boy loner who put Carissa on a pedestal where she stayed far beyond his reach. Today, he’s the hard-bodied biker known only as Joker, and from the way Carissa’s acting, it’s clear she’s falling fast. While catching her is irresistible, knowing what to do with her is a different story. A good girl like Carissa is the least likely fit with the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Too bad holding back is so damned hard. Now, as Joker’s secrets are revealed and an outside threat endangers the club, Joker must decide whether to ride steady with Carissa—or ride away forever . . .

WHAT DID I THINK: 4 out of 5 Stars

Carissa Teodoro has had a crush on Carson Steele (like every other girl) since high school. Carson has always been known as a loner, but that is only because he kept to himself.  He had enough to deal with at home with his father’s constant mental and physical abuse.  One day Carissa gets enough nerve to ask Carson on a date…this happens to be the day that Carson decides to leave town and never come back.  He tells her no and this changes the course of their lives.  Carissa marries man who constantly cheats on her and Carson goes on to life a where he changes his name.  8 years later, Carissa is divorced with a baby and Carson has joined the Chaos.  One day, Carissa is stuck on the side of the rode with a flat tire.  A biker pulls up to help her.  Even though she does not fully recognize him, he appears familiar.  To show her gratitude the next day, Carissa goes to The Ride where Joker works with a pie.  Joker acts like he does not know her…only he knows all too well she was the girl that he left behind in high school thinking that she deserved a better life than what he was able to give her.  If he only knew that the decision he made all those years ago was not the best decision for her and from there the story begins.

I liked this book and it felt like the old KA which I adore.  It was nice to see some of the old characters that I have loved in the past make an appearance.  I usually loathe books that have the best friends that are always around, but not in KA books.  I think every woman needs friends like Tabby, Tyra, Gwen, and most definitely Elvira.

I usually hate baby mama books, but there is only one author (the amazing KA) who can write a book about a single, divorced mom without making her pine for her ex or have hatred towards the world. Kristen Ashley knows how to make you immediately feel connected to the characters.

Outside from the first couple of pages, there was very little angst.  Once the couple got together…they were together. It was not insta-love even though you knew what this couple felt for each other in high school.  I just wanted a little more.  Everything kind of went too smoothly.  I appreciated that nothing dragged and everything was out in the open, but I was hoping for some drama or “something” towards the end. For a book that was over 600 pages, I was expecting and wanting more.  It wasn’t a bad read; it was just a nice read.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Release Blitz “ABOUT LAST NIGHT” by Belle Aurora #giveaway @belleaurora1



Title: About Last Night…
Author: Belle Aurora
 Release Date: June 29, 2015



Matt Quinn has been an escort for most of his adult life. He’s so good at his job that he’s booked months in advance.
An enquiring email from a potential client finds him intrigued about the shy, awkward woman. A back and forth is started and before Quinn knows it, a friendship is formed.Time passes and Quinn is smitten.There’s only one problem…

The client is his best friends little sister.

She’s off limits.
He knows better.

Staying away from one another is easier said than done.



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Author Bio
Belle Aurora is twenty seven years old and was born in the land down
At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her
scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of
Scandal and fell in love with romance. 
Having been brought up in a loud and
boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for
dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love. 
Humorous romance novels. 

Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand
new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their
stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously
awaiting their newest titles. 

Belle never thought she would write. It had never
interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February 2013
Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love. 

With words. 

With writing. 

With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.

Friend-Zoned is the
first in the Friend-Zoned series. Keep an eye out for this cheeky author.



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