My Review :: Versions of Her by Andrea Lochen

Versions of HerVersions of Her by Andrea Lochen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Two different sisters or not so different, decided on selling their family’s Lake Indigo summer home. They were both in need of some distraction from their own problems.

Their thoughts about the house, their childhood, their mother who recently passed, made them reluctant to let go but afraid to learn something new.

Memories are all we can take with us, but if we found out not everything was what we thought… That house, that door tells a secret.

It’s a beautiful book, well-written and well-paced story, my first from this author and I’m glad I found it. She found me 🙂 The book is filled with vivid scenes, all the things I love and all of that kept me reading more than I would think. I’ve enjoyed it very much.

I wanted to know as much as Kelsey or Melanie, curious of how each one would react to those uncover difficult truths, throwing everything into question … What they truly knew about their mother and learning the truth about themselves.

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Something different :: Clockwork Dollhouse :: 🎩 🕰 🗝

Clockwork Dollhouse

Clockwork Dollhouse

by Jordan Elizabeth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“Peculiar occurrences”

Amazed by this chilling steampunk novella “Clockwork Dollhouse”.

As intriguing as captivating, creepy little story I have wished longer.

‘m a hungry listener.

Dark secrets are revealed when clockwork dolls mysteriously come to life in an unused and forbidden room.

How true to life events can a dollhouse show?

A tale of secrets and deceit.


The suspense haunting plot of scenes progress to a surprising ending filled with twists.
Great wide imagination of the writer, Someone I will follow and the narration was really spot on.



I recommend this.



Beauty is only soul deep

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“A gripping, sensual and darkly romantic masterpiece.”– Frolic

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After four years at USC, I knew how to survive. I went to the University Village mall, where Earl the security guard liked to hear me play.

I needed to practice anyway.

“Play that Stravinsky thing, would you?” I’d educated Earl in the ways of classical composers and he turned out to have a great ear. He always had a request.

“You got it.”

“Gonna miss your playing after you graduate,” he said as I set up my case.

“I’ll miss the acoustics in here.”

“Where you going?” he asked.

“New York.” I drew the bow across the strings and made an adjustment.

“Big Apple. You got a job there?”

“Not yet. But that’s where the opportunities are.”

He shook his head not as a negation, but with a rueful look back at youth.

When I started playing the piece Earl liked, I wasn’t looking to fall in love. I wasn’t looking to get tied down. I hadn’t fallen in love since Babette, and that was fine. Making a name for myself as a musician would take up all my time.

The acoustics in the front hall of University Village were outstanding. My eyes were closed as I played, listening for off tones and missed notes. I was in perfect flow. My fingers acted before my mind could correct, so my ears made adjustments. The conversations, the clattering food trays, the dim Muzak in the speakers were miles away.

There was no reason for me to open my eyes, but I did, and that changed everything.

She changed everything.

Standing with her friend, red hair covering her face as she rooted around her bag, she looked up just as I saw her, as if my gaze had called out.

USC is full of the children of actors, models, and athletes. My friend Danny said you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting something fuckable.

But she wasn’t fuckable.

Not exactly.

She was more.

Calling her beautiful illustrated the inadequacy of language. She was a melody. A perfect symphony. The final crescendo in a masterpiece written by a genius. Taking my eyes off her would be impossible. All the air in the room bent in her direction and emanated from her as if she owned it.

And still, my fingers did their job, filling the room with music that had been written for her before she was born.

She was impossible. Eternal. Divine.

Nothing like her should exist anywhere but Olympus.

With a little smile, she dropped a bill in my case and walked out with her friend, getting momentarily lost in the afternoon sun.

I stopped playing to watch her go.

“You got a day’s worth out of her,” Earl said from behind his podium.

“Yeah,” I said, assuming he was talking about her looks.

“You gonna get greedy and keep playing?”


He pointed at my case with its dotting of loose change and a single, rolled up bill. I picked up the cash. Benjamin Franklin stared at me with a sly smile.

That couldn’t be right. Even if it was, I couldn’t take it. Not from another student. Not from anyone who wasn’t Bill Gates.

Looking out the glass doors, I saw her and her friend make their way to the crosswalk and wait for the light.

“You okay?” Earl asked with a knowing smile. “Or did that pretty thing shake you?”

“I’m shaken,” I said, grabbing the pen off his clipboard. I scrawled my number on the bill and handed back the pen. “Save my spot.”

“Will do.”

I dropped my violin in the case and snapped it shut, losing a spray of pennies and dimes, grabbed my bag and case, and ran after her.

My Review

Pretty ScarsPretty Scars by C.D. Reiss
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A story of Romeo and Juliette rewritten.

A lot of tension and manipulation through the lives of both characters. Past and present, left me holding my breath.

Carrie the pretty rich girl who thinks she earn her place to do whatever she wants but definitely not at heart. Ignoring all signs, her beauty got her to places but her name was still an obstacle to her happiness.

Talented but broken boy, showing his love through music, can’t do much more than that. An impossible love to win any acceptance in the Drazen family.

Somewhat sensual dark story, you must read.

I was gifted with an arc so I did try to do my best to review.

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About CD Reiss

CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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My Review

Pretty ScarsPretty Scars by C.D. Reiss

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A story of Romeo and Juliet rewritten.
A lot of tension and manipulation through the lives of both characters.
Past and present, left me holding my breath.

Carrie the pretty rich girl who thinks she earn her place to do whatever she wants but definitely not at heart. Ignoring all signs, her beauty get her to places but her name was still an obstacle to her happiness.

Talented but broken boy, showing his love through music, can’t do much more than that. An impossible love to win any acceptance in the Drazen family.

Somewhat sensual dark story, you must read.

I was gifted with an arc so I did try to do my best to review.

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Listening to…

Getting Played by Emma Chase, narrated by Andi Arndt, Zachary Webber on my Audible corner 😉

My Review :: Faking Ms. Right by Claire Kingsley

❝They’re supposed to be pretending, but faking it gets all too real.❞

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Enjoyable read, had a few laughs.
Loved Everly’s girls.
Boss and his assistant relationship could had been delivered better…

Although a invisible woman to her boss, Everly stands out when she is needed by Shepherd, the robot with no feelings, said boss.

Helping him, the awkward situation starts out as a pretend to be date that ends up meaning much more. Lies form and they stick with them.

When pretending starts to feel real, comes disaster. Professionaly they understood each other so when reality sets can they be just business?

Arc was generously provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Faking Ms. Right by Claire Kingsley

Title: Faking Ms. Right

Author: Claire Kingsley

Genre: Contemporary Rom/Com
Release Date: May 28, 2019




“When I kissed you last night, I wasn’t pretending.”

Everly Dalton is a walking, talking, martini-drinking dating disaster. Forget kissing frogs. She can’t even get past the first date. But at work, she’s a badass—the longest-running assistant billionaire Shepherd Calloway has ever had. Her coworkers wonder how she handles the big bad wolf—and never gets bit. 
Shepherd Calloway isn’t interested in being anyone’s sugar daddy. Tired of women who only want him for his money, he swears off dating, determined to focus on running his empire. Until his gold-digging ex hits him where it hurts, putting him in a difficult position.
His solution—to have Everly pose as his live-in girlfriend—is obviously crazy. But the timing is uncanny. It just so happens Everly needs a favor from her boss—a big and awkward one—and this could ensure everyone gets what they want.
Besides, Everly can totally survive a few months of faux romance. 
Except there’s a problem. Shepherd is supposed to be a single-minded, unemotional robot boss. Not an actual human with a heart and morning wood. Between the awkward bed-sharing and tingly fake dates, lines are blurring. And as Everly gets to know the real Shepherd, she discovers there’s more to the man behind the bank account.
And faking it gets all too real.

“This story was perfection from the very beginning and a MUST READ book! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anyone and everyone! Claire Kingsley had the perfect mix have laughs, steamy and romance.”
~ Amy [The Little Bookworm]

“Shepherd is one of the best male leads that I have read in a RomCom in a while. I am definitely swoony thinking about him after finishing the book. READ THIS RIGHT NOW– I highly recommend it and know that you will not be disappointed.” ~ Ga Books LoverX

“Shepard and Everly are two of the most fun, entertaining and charming couples I’ve ever read! Faking Ms. Right was full of hilarious moments, a chemistry that you could feel jump off the pages and sexy times that…well…lit my Kindle on FIRE!!” ~ Kim, Sultry Sirens Book Blog

“I laughed plenty, awed and even teared a little. This book has it all. I don’t know how I’ve went this long without reading Claire Kingsley but she has a new fan now!” ~ Read. Review. Repeat.

“Poor Shepherd thinks he is genetically cold and closed off. Sunshiney, happy Everly is there to help him save face by following his crazy scheme. She shows him that she can be trusted with his true self and helps him melt that cold exterior.” ~ Tracy, Book Cravers Blog


Heat, Heart, & Happily Ever After
Claire Kingsley writes sexy contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She loves sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels.
She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.



My Review :: Million Dollar Devil by Katy Evans

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Million Dollar Devil, a devilish contemporary romance where big-city sophistication meets carnal hunger from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans is LIVE!

Heir apparent to her father’s company, Lizzy Banks needs a man. The perfect man. But when the rich “fundbabies” she usually rubs shoulders with prove impossible to hire, she takes a chance on a raw beast of a man salvaged from the wreckage of a bar brawl.

James Rowan earns a modest income as a YouTube daredevil, but he can’t refuse Lizzy’s million dollar deal. As she polishes his rough edges, creating a sophisticated gentleman fit for the highest circles of society, not only does she bring out the perfect man—it’s like she’s making the man of her dreams. How can she resist?

Though Lizzy loves seeing James in his clothes—and out of them—he isn’t the kind of man you bring home to Daddy. Her father’s disapproval and the pressure of the campaign have her eyeing the straight and narrow, but Lizzy’s finding it awfully hard to resist the devil on her shoulder…

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

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Million Dollar Devil by Katy Evans
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Pretty boy to be, a perfect man.

Be careful for what you wish for and note to self, make sure you can handle it.

For a woman who grew up in a world of men, without a smile from her father and not so many relationships, she knows how to pick them. She can’t handle what she doesn’t know… I mean, has the girl been out, ever?

Like father like daughter they seem to have a lack of what’s important and just see people by the cover. Good luck to impress them all.

The best suit, the better mask, the better lie.

I could let it go if the author invested as much as previous works. I was not impressed, but leave you with your thoughts if you want to read it.

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Paperback Writers Anthology :: Cover Reveal



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Title: Paperback Writers Anthology

Author: featuring Jennifer Locklear

Genre: Stories include a mixture of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy, Dramatic Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Sweet Contemporary Romance

Release Day: June 11, 2019

Cover Designer: Jada D’Lee Designs


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An anthology of original stories inspired by the music of The Beatles.

Universal. Romantic. Experimental. Timeless. Emotional. Fearless.

Twelve short stories that all share a chord.

All proceeds will benefit the World Literacy Foundation, a global non-profit organization working to ensure that every young individual regardless of geographic location has the opportunity to acquire literacy and reading skills to reach their full potential.

Foreword by Sylvain Reynard.

Paperback writers featured:

Beck Anderson

Kris Babe

MJ Grace

Rumer Haven

Shari Ivey

Effie Kammenou

Jennifer Locklear

Morgan Locklear

Sydney Logan

Melanie Moreland

Susan K. Swords

Aubree Valentine


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Jennifer Locklear writes the “hauntingly emotional” Constellation series, which was selected as a Best Book of 2016 by Agents of Romance, Smokin’ Hot Reads Book Blog and AC Squared Book Blog. Her love stories are “equal parts wildly erotic and heartbreakingly angsty” (Agents of Romance).

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The second book of the Constellation series, CHAOS, was released on May 17, 2018.

Jennifer lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. She married her high school sweetheart, Morgan, in 1995. She is the mother of two children, a son and daughter. Prior to publishing her first novel, she was a contributing reviewer for the Bookish Temptations book blog. She is also a founding moderator of Argyle Empire, an approved fan site for author New York Times and International Best Selling Author, Sylvain Reynard.

Represented by Stephanie Phillips of SBR Media.


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