Review : Play With Me (Bedroom Games, #1) by Alisha Ray

Review : Play With Me (Bedroom Games, #1) by Alisha Ray

Play With Me is like your favorite good bad porno movie. Ridiculous plot but enough sex and/or sexytimes that it doesn’t really matter what brought the two leads together. In this case of Play With Me, Tatiana flies to Las Vegas to meet with the man who has her brother’s livelihood in his hands. He also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. When Tatiana finds out that her brother stole money from the casino he works at to pay for his mother-in-law’s hospital bills she does what any sister would do, she flies out to Vegas to help him sort everything […]

Posted 05/01/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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What exactly is our place in the book community?

What exactly is our place in the book community?

We are bloggers and reviewers and more I believe that if you’re a reader you’re part of the book community. It doesn’t matter if all you do is read and tell a friend about something crazy that happened in a book or you’re one of the most popular and well-known bloggers in the world. We all have a place. I question what is that place a lot though. Not just for myself but for all of us at a whole. Do we really get as much of a say in certain areas, ie problematic books/themes/etc, or if we have the […]

Posted 04/28/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Haven (Beards & Bondage, #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Review : Haven (Beards & Bondage, #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Rebekah Weatherspoon is a new to me author but I’ve been hearing about her books for a few months now. Needless to say, the hype was completely worth it. With Haven I didn’t really know what I was getting into. I knew I loved the cover but never read the synopsis. I just knew there was a burly mountain man and that was okay with me. Once I started reading Haven I had the hardest time putting it down. Shep and Claudia drew me into their world in a way that hasn’t happened to me in such a long time. […]

Posted 04/27/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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When I stopped blogging I forgot enjoyment

When I stopped blogging I forgot enjoyment

I Knew I Had To Stop When I knew my place in the book world wasn’t working for me anymore I just ignored it. One might ask why but that’s not a truly easy question to answer. I didn’t want to believe that I could feel such apathy towards something that I felt saved so many parts of me. I didn’t want to believe that I felt like there was no place for me. I didn’t want to believe that I just lost enjoyment in reading. Such apathy I felt so indifferent to the book world. Part of that might […]

Posted 04/24/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Hello There : Depression and Absence

Hello There : Depression and Absence

We can make this awkward I’m sure you remember back at the new year I said I was essentially retiring from the blogging world. True, I never said in so many words, but it was pretty much implied. I just was so tired with the politics of the book world and not feeling like I was doing anything to add to the positivity of the community. If I’m being honest, I’m not sure much has really changed in regards to the politics, and if anything, it seems very much worse. But as I live day after day I feel this […]

Posted 04/18/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Goodbye 2016, Hello The Future

Goodbye 2016, Hello The Future

It’s been an amazing few years Guys, it’s time. I’m retiring. I had so much fun the last few years since I began blogging and getting into the book world, but there’s no place for me anymore. Not because I don’t feel welcome, but because I don’t have the heart for it. It’s not because of anything one thing or something that I’ve seen. But let’s be honest, the Twitter book world as of late has been horrendous. I love you all I have so much love and respect for the book community as a whole. You have gotten me […]

Posted 12/31/2016 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Tempting Tanner (Collins Brothers, #1) by Lexi Lawton

Review : Tempting Tanner (Collins Brothers, #1) by Lexi Lawton

When I first saw the blurb for Tempting Tanner I shared it with Marifer because I thought it sounded like something we’d both like. I thought I’d like it because it sounded like something possibly fun, and sexy, and interesting with the right amount of drama to keep me on my toes. As for Maf? Well, it sounded right up her alley for stereotypical NA’s that she’s grown fond of satirizing. What I got though? Nothing like I was expecting. Tempting Tanner is riddled with high school drama. Juliana has been in love with Tanner for years but hasn’t been […]

Posted 12/12/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Nico (Ruin & Revenge, #1) by Sarah Castille

Review : Nico (Ruin & Revenge, #1) by Sarah Castille

Sarah Castille takes readers on a wild ride of suspense, intrigue, and romance so crazy it should be downright criminal. Mob/Mafia stories are like crack to me and Nico definitely tops the list. Nico had me on the edge of my seat from page one and I couldn’t put down Nico and Mia’s story until I was done. And even then I was nearly crying because it was over. Nico Toscani may have been his father’s bastard but he was groomed to become the head of the Toscani family as not only the first son of the first son, but […]

Posted 12/05/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Blurred Lines (Love Unexpectedly, #1) by Lauren Layne

Review : Blurred Lines (Love Unexpectedly, #1) by Lauren Layne

I’ve never read a Lauren Layne novel before and I could hang my head with how much I’ve been missing. Blurred Lines hooked me from the first word until the last. A quintessential romantic comedy that had me laughing and smiling to just aggravated with Parker and Ben’s hard-headedness. Parker and Ben have been friends for years. Best friends. They never went beyond that but they never wanted to. That all changes when Parker is unexpectedly dumped by her longtime boyfriend. Parker wanted to explore casual sex but in the end it wasn’t for her. She needed someone she had […]

Posted 11/25/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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First Person vs Third Person Point of View

First Person vs Third Person Point of View

There’s a big debate over first person and third person point of view Don’t ask me why there’s such a debate over reading first person versus third person point of view because I don’t really know why. Yes, I understand preference but there are some people who just do not read one or the other. My personal preference is third but I still read my share of first. I want to take a look at both POVs, and maybe I all-time favorite second person, and talk about why there’s such a divide. What is first person point of view? I’m […]

Posted 11/24/2016 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Full Measures (Flight & Glory, #1) by Rebecca Yarros

Review : Full Measures (Flight & Glory, #1) by Rebecca Yarros

Full Measures, what can I say about this book that hasn’t been said before? Ember and Josh’s story left me heartbroken, wistful, but by the end, full of hope. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to lose a parent, especially in such a sacrificial way, let alone have my whole life come crumbling down afterwards. Rebecca Yarros created a world that left me wanting more. Ember was a lovely character to me. She was young, but strong. Yes, she definitely made a lot of mistakes but she is one of those NA characters that actually act their […]

Posted 11/23/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Blog Tour : Hard Compromise (Compromise Me, #2) by Samanthe Beck

Blog Tour : Hard Compromise (Compromise Me, #2) by Samanthe Beck

In Hard Compromise Samanthe Beck takes readers on a wild ride filled with scorching chemistry, tender moments, and just enough humor to make you laugh out loud as Laurie and Booker make their way through a ten year in the making relationship. Laurie is just trying to make it through life without the bumps and bruises it can throw at you. Forced to grow up before she was ready she knows how hard life can be but she’s content with running her bakery and showing herself she can be something. But then the unthinkable happens, Laurie’s bakery burns down, and […]

Posted 11/22/2016 by Ashley in Events, Reviews
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