I got this as an ARC for my honest opinion and review. I am a lover of the Carter Blake books. He was a new another to me a few months ago. Now I wait for each new one to come so I can get my hands on it. This one did go a little quicker then I wanted but still a great read. Killian is taking over the lingerie company. The business it not doing well because the current boss does not want to update the designs and when Alicia tries to get against the boss she is fired. But that is when Killian comes in and fires the boss. That is when he notices Alicia and he is attracted to her. He want her and she is not afraid to show him her real woman body. He does have a rule against office romance. Is Alicia the one he willing to break the rules for? You are just going to have to read it and find out.
I got as an ARC and I was excited for a new author. I love to read debut books by authors. I was not sure what I was in for when I read this book. It did kind of remind me of a book I have read and reviewed recently. I am not sure if that is a good thing or not. It had a wonderful pacing and the details are believable well done.
Duress is a book that center Derek Kane and Becca Gordon. The main conflict that I have come to see it the forced marriage between Becca and Barry Kane who is Derek’s father. So that would make Becca his Step Mom. Yes you heard that right. But who says we can stop lust that turns to very hot steamy love. But if you want all the details of just how this turned out. You have to get your own copy. *wink*
I am not sure when my blog became all about books. I just know that I did not read all that much in 2016 and wanted to read more in 2017 and have been doing better. I started by joining Street Teams, ARC Teams and Review Teams. This way I would be able to read books and give my opinions. IT would force me to stick to a schedule. I have read a lot of authors that I have not before. Some I did not even hear of until recently. I am sure I will find other things to post on here. I have a blog binder I am working on. I think I have a couple of other things that I have written posts for. I will try to get some of that stuff up on here as soon as I can organize more of my thoughts.
Don’t get me wrong I love books and giving my opinion on them. It is just that is not all I want my blog to be known for. I want to give my opinions on all kind of things that are part of my life. So I am going to do more of that in the near future. Maybe I will even get around to posting some more of my work on here. I would love some comments if you would like to tell me something you would like me to post about. I am open to suggestions. Well that is all for this post.
Keep looking to the stars……
I have been reading a lot of books and putting book reviews on here. That is something that I have not done before. But I have been getting emails from others that ask me if I want to read their books in exchange for reviews. I have been doing a lot of that. But as I understand it that an ARC stands for Advanced Reader Copy. But is it still an ARC if the author gives it to you and the book is already live on say Amazon or other book sites? In my opinion that is just a free book and not an ARC. This has been bugging me for a couple of days now. I mean now that I have actually sat down to think about it. Because if it is already out than there is nothing advanced about it. I know I might be thinking on it too much.
I should just be happy that I got the book for free. It is just that it does not make me want to hurry and read it since it is out there for all to read. I mean I will read it sooner or later since I have added to my TBR list. I actually have a notebook with the name of each author on it and the books I want to read by them listed. Than once I read it I highlight it so show that I have read it. then I have these little dot sticker that I put after the book once I have reviewed it. That is how I keep track of the books I have read and review. There are a couple hundred books in there that I still need to read, but some are from before I started to actually review books. I have only recently found out what an ARC and started to request some. Anyway I have a lot of reading to do today that I want to read. So I am going to get to that and get off my soapbox.
Keep looking to the stars…..
Well we are little more than 12 hours in to the new years. I am sitting here at the computer knowing that I want to add something other than book reviews to my blog. I know that I have been doing that a lot as of late. But I like to give my opinion now that I have started to read more. I did not do a lot of reading in 2016. I would love to change that. There are a lot of goals that I have set for myself in the coming year. They are personal, reading and some writing. The writing goals are not only for the novels I wish to write, but also my poetry. I have not written a poem in a while. I need to fix that. That used to be how I got my emotions out and was not locked into all of those feelings.
Another thing I would like to try to do this year is to share some of me work. I know I have shared some of my poetry on here and I have tried to share a story, but life happens that pulled me away from my blog. I am going to try to see that does not happen all that much this year. I have stack of books on my best that I would love to read. IT is part of my TBR list of books. There is 19 books in that pile. I want to read all of them before 2017 is over. I should not be buying more books if I can’t read the ones I already own.
Well happy new years from my family to yours. I hope your 2017 show and has a lot of promise and surprises. I am looking forward to different and exciting. A new beginning for us all.
Keep looking to the Stars…..
I have been trying to do some writing and I am kind of torn between a couple of idea and I am not sure that to focus my energy on. I was going to try a Cyberpunk idea, but that did not come together. So I am not sure what to do next. I have a Vampire idea and a Steampunk Idea that I am working on. The vampire one is a training school for different position among the vampire elite. The steampunk is an academy as well. I am going to have to see what my mind pulls out of my mind.
I have been trying to get something to write since I did NaNoWriMo. I can’t seem to pull anything together into a good or okay outline. Maybe I need to change my writing location for awhile. I am going out of town for a few days. That why I can do some new ideas. That is all that I can do. I am going to try to work this all out. I will keep you updated on what I have decided to do. Thanks for taking the time to listen to me ramble.
I have made a few posts on Dream Artemis Blake’s adventures. I know they are a little slow in coming. I need to know if I should continue them or just leave it alone and move on to something else. I would like some comments to see if you all enjoy reading them. I love to write and it has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I love creating worlds with my mind. It is just part of my soul. I know they don’t all work out. But I need a little feedback from you out there.
Thanks for reading my blog and the crazy journey in to this soul’s mind.