Thursday, July 31, 2014

Q & A: Shawn Dawson, Round 2

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We meet again Shawn. Honestly, I absolutely love him. He is so freaking awesome to talk to, open to my craziness. To say that I am not  HUGE fan would be a lie. I look forward to my conversations with this hottie.

So much has happened since we last chatted. His online coaching has take off and he's been very successful with it. He's finally attended the author events and he had a birthday. 

Let's see what this gorgeous man had to say.

RB: How is the online coaching going?

SD: It's going great it's a little difficult to do when I'm at the signings but I always manage to respond and always apologize for the delay.

RB: How do you feel when you get the email success stories from your clients?

SD: It makes me feel amazing just knowing I'm helping them to better themselves, to be confident in their own skin it's great there's only so many other things that could make you feel better than that. Knowing you're changing someone's life.

He has shared some of the e-mails he gets and they are very inspiring. He has motivated people who are taking steps towards getting healthy. He's truly changing lives.

RB: Do you precook all your meals?

SD: I precook at least a day or two worth of my meals, mainly cause I like the meals fresh

RB: How many times a day do you eat?

SD: Usually eat anywhere between 5-7 times a day all depends on when I wake up.

RB: How many hours do you spend working out a day?

SD: Honestly not that long I get in there, get what I have to get done and leave.

 RB: Are you really a clean eater?

SD: I'm a clean eater the majority of the time but I do love burgers and pizza .

RB: What is your favorite cheat meal?

SD: I'll smash a burger & sweet potato fries any day of the week

RB:  If you could eat one thing every day and not worry what would it be?

SD: Stuffed cheese pizza or a burger with sweet potato fries with a side of ranch

RB: What is your favorite Mexican food?

SD:  Burrito suizo, it's where they put cheese on top

RB: Favorite Starbucks drink?

SD: Iced Americano w/ sugar free hazelnut and vanilla syrup.

Yummy, I may just have to Shawn's favorite.


RB: What is the best piece of advice you have received?

SD: piece of advice I received is probably that if you remain true to who you are from the beginning your fans/supporters will always be at your side.

RB: Thoughts on being known as Man Candy and getting panties wet?

SD: *Covers eyes and blushes*

It's crazy to be viewed as that but it's definitely awesome to be thought of like that cause who doesn't love a compliment on a bad day.

RB: #mcm. Thoughts on being one?

SD: Those are always awesome to be tagged in, I love seeing them on social media not so much as for the exposure of it but their reasoning of why. Some get extremely creative with how they post it along with the hash tags included it's awesome.

If you haven't seen any of the #mcm's that he's tagged in, you really should check them out and see what he's talking about. Twitter blows up on Monday. @ShawnSDawson 

RB: What is the weirdest request you have gotten from a fan?

SD: To blow up a balloon till it pops... Odd, I think so. 

RB: Do you have a favorite or favorite pics?

SD: My favorite pic right now because it's not like anything I have right now would have to be my pool picture. It's unique and not too many have it. And…of course my football picture because that was my idea, it's my baby


RB: Sex symbol/Rockstar status, how does it feel to be one?

SD: It's crazy to be considered it cause I've never expected anything like this. On the cover of a romance novel no way!

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Stacy Borel

This is the cover that started it all. Yes, Shawn this pic was epic and life has changed in ways you never expected. This is not his only cover, he has two more.


A Beautiful Thought

Alicia Rae


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RB: Do you eventually want the 2.5 kids and the white picket fence?

SD: Eventually yes, just can't rush something like that if you want it to last... Especially now a days.

RB: What would your wedding song be?

SD: 23 haven't thought of my wedding song just yet, but it would def have to be something unique and that people will remember even after a long night of drinking.

RB: What did you want to be when you were a kid?

SD: A pro athlete playing football.

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RB: What is your favorite childhood memory?

SD:  Fishing on the lake with my father.


RB: Dream vacation, where would you travel?

SD:  Fiji cause the pictures it looks incredible

RB: Do you think you could write an erotic romance?

SD: I couldn't write it properly but I could write some good material

RB: Favorite thing to do on your down time?

SD: Relax listen to music, have a moment to myself clear head


RB: Now that you have attended the author events what do you think of the Romance book world and its fans?

SD: Y'all are crazy but I freaking love it. Just an awesome community, they live their dirty minds through the books they read.

RB: At the signings what was your favorite thing to sign?

SD: Hmm…favorite thing to sign is probably my pictures from my shoots with FuriousFotog along with my calendars... Most importantly though the BENDER book cause through the support of that is how I'm able to travel and do what I'm currently doing.

RB: What was your favorite part about attending the events?

SD: Favorite part of attending the signings is the opportunity to meet the people who support me and Stacy Borel.

RB: What was it like meeting the other cover models in TN?

SD:  Meeting other models is always a toss up in my head cause

1. They can be nothing like how they portray themselves on social media.

2. They can be extremely arrogant or think that things should be just given to them.

 3. Some models just view others as competition but I mean I get it but at the end of the day we are all doing this because we've worked hard just now we have supporters/fans that have kept us at the point we are.

Overall meeting some of the models was great; it's awesome to see people you've only heard their name but the opportunity to meet them and become close friends is great.

RB: What state are you looking forward to visiting? Why?

SD:  California, I've only been there for a layover when I went to Vegas. That's the one state everyone tells me to visit.

Good state to visit. We will welcome you with open arms. 

RB: When you are at a shoot, is there anything you can’t get used to?

 SD: I can't get used to walking through the hotels and having people watch. I may not seem shy but every once in awhile I get flustered but I do have ways of making it fun for myself. I usually make a joke with the people watching or say come get a hug it settles my nerves

RB: What is the most difficult part about being Shawn Dawson?

SD: I mean I consider myself normal and very well grounded but I put my phone down for a night and then literally things get so out of whack. I just love being in control of everything going on in my life but people also really don't understand what it's like to always be under the public eye.

RB: We all have an escape. Most of us turn to books. What do you do to escape the stress of your day?

SD: Music; I relate to lyrics

RB: Where do you see yourself in 1 year, 5 years?

SD: I honestly can't answer this no matter how hard I try because with this whole "modeling thing" you never know what can happen.

RB: You have an amazing body, what part of your body do you get the most compliments on? How do the compliments make you feel?

SD: I probably get the most compliments on my chest or abs. I've always had a thicker chest cause my short frame it def helps in my opinion, but when I get compliments on my abs it's crazy cause those are the last things to show how I want when getting ready for a shoot.


RB: Have you thought of getting more tattoos?

SD: Yes, all the time.

RB: What is your favorite erotic scene and line from Bender?  **

SD: If I didn't say the gym scene I'd be lying.

RB: The gym scene, is it something you would try?

 SD: Honestly... If I had the opportunity to do it...YES.

RB: Would you date women in the fitness model world?

SD:  I've dated in the fitness model world it's a lot to grasp but I'll take a girl who supports me and would be there for me over a model because it's all about support and loyalty to me, not so much what they're doing

RB: Was there ever one that got away? If there was what would you say to her today? **

SD:  There was one who got away. Every once in awhile when she tries to text me I'll rub it in her face or have an excuse as to I can't. Ya snooze you lose.

RB:  If you could seduce a woman in another language (not English) what language would it be? Why?

SD: Hmm …that's a tough question... It would have to be something other than Polish, Italian, or Spanish cause those are something we here all the time. It would have to be something exotic but at the moment I can't think of it

RB: Do you like a talker in bed?

SD: If they're whispering things into my ear, yes.

RB: Are you a tits or ass man?

SD: I'm greedy, I'll take both.

RB: Thoughts of sex toys in bedroom?

SD: I'm not exactly against it but on a side note... I want to be the one making her legs shake not a toy.

 RB: Wall sex with stilettos digging in your ass. Yay or nay?

SD: Girl better be prepared to clean out my battle wounds.

That’s a Yay ladies.  

RB: Sex in public, would you?

SD: Yes.

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Shawn, thank you so much for this. I wish you the best always, may you have success in all that you do. Lots of love your way.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


BT BannerSynopsisAt eleven years old, Macie James was certain she saw her prince standing in her kitchen with his rosy cheeks and cute smile. She was going to marry that boy, she had no doubt about it. As she became a teenager, it was that boy who taught her how to become a confident and sure woman. As the years went by and they grew up, he taWithout Hesitation-Cj Azevedo_ebooksmught her how to love and to be loved.

Greyden Michaels was surprised when he fell for his best friend’s little sister. He wasn’t opposed to it and, even more surprising, neither was his best friend. When he was in college and her just in high school, he realized they were too young to be committed, he opted for friendship with her and together they decided their love was for the future.

When you hesitate, life happens. When life happens, your plans change. Macie wanted her fairy tale and Greyden was prepared to give it to her when unfortunate events changed his whole life, including his future with the UFC and, most devastatingly, with her. Macie made the decision to live her life, to move on without Greyden, especially once she met the man who wanted to marry her and give her the life he couldn’t.

The problem with that was that Greyden had always seen her as his. Could he give her up completely for her supposed happiness or could he somehow manage to get his life in order to try and win her back, heart and soul?b0e78-addtogoodreadsPurchase6732d-amazon2Excerpt“I can’t make you mine right now, Macie.” He sounded dejected.

“I know,” she whispered across his lips, this time pressing her mouth against his.

“I don’t trust WOHteaseranybody else with you,” he said as she deepened the kiss a little more, but he wasn’t letting her fully in.

She licked his top lip and a small groan came out against his wishes. “I know, Sugar Plum.” She kissed just his bottom lip; being the only participant in the kiss was becoming challenging.

Greyden laughed. “Noooo.” He gripped her face, stopping her ministrations. She scrunched up her nose at him. “Macie, remember our plans?”

She nodded. How could she forget? They had a future together, just not a present.

He tucked a few strands of hair behind her ear. “I promise to keep my mouth shut if you want to date, if you promise to date guys your own age and to be smart.”

Macie’s shoulders sagged in disappointment. That’s not where she was hoping he was going to go with that. “Grey, I don’t—”

“Butterfly,” he slides a finger to her lips effectively shushing her, “I wish I could be that guy for you right now, but I can’t. I know that 10385055_10204347092657066_1361019131_nothers can’t either, but apparently you’re going to have to figure that one out on your own. That’s why I ask that you wait ‘til you’re eighteen for the major stuff. Because, Butterfly…God. Macie James, you’re not the girl guys screw around with. You’re the girl guys marry. You’re the girl I’m going to marry.”

Macie gasped in complete shock at his words. Stunned speechless. What does one say to that anyway?

Thankfully, she didn’t have to think too long. Greyden slid off the truck, coming in close contact along her body, not letting her back up. He leaned down, his lips hovering over hers momentarily, just barely brushing them before pressing the sweetest kiss to her hyper aware lips. His lips were soft and warm and Macie wanted to pull him even closer than he already was and open up to him, but that’s not the kind of kiss he was giving her. No, he was giving her a kiss of a promise, a promise of a future, of a friendship and of a love that will only bloom with time, that’s what this kiss was. It was kind of heartbreaking on her end. It may be what he wanted and needed right now, but he just told her he was going to marry her, yet she couldn’t really kiss him, or have him.

Book One

Bailey Hayes has a past that is currently affecting her present. Ten years ago she made a decision that suited her at the time. Now because of that decision she finds herself extremely successful in her chosen career but extremely unhappy in a relationship she thought was her forever.Book 1

Bailey met, fell in love with and moved in with Hollister Harrison six short months after meeting him. Hollister's true colors shine through epically when he no longer has his personal space to contain them.

Talon McAllister loves his family, his family's marketing firm that he runs along side his sister and the game of hockey. He plays hard and works even harder but leaves no room for any one woman exclusively. That is until he meets the lovely and ultimately sexy Bailey.
Can Talon convince Bailey that her twisted sense of loyalty and commitment to her boyfriend is absolutely unnecessary and dangerous?

Will Bailey miss out on the greatest love she will ever know due to fear of repeating her past of quick decision making?

Or will Talon show Bailey that she can live and love without boundaries?

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Ava Sterling is tough and the most straight laced girl you will ever meet. Her family and her past have managed to alter her future permanently and she has no desire to allow anyone else into her life or her heart for fear of rejection or further altering. Ava is alone in the world with the exception of the grandest responsibility she did not create on her own but on her own she will carry for the rest of her life.

Declan James is a MMA fighter, party all night kind of guy. Responsibility is nowhere to be found in his life or so he allows everyone around him to believe. Coming from wealth and a carefree lifestyle, Declan gets what he wants, always. And what he wants is Ava. In his pursuit of getting what he wants, Ava in his bed, his plan changes quickly without his consent. Against his plans of being the next hot bachelor to cross the tabloids as he makes his way to being the Ultimate Light Heavyweight Champion, Declan falls in love. He falls in love without hesitation and without doubt.

Neither Declan nor Ava are aware that fate has inconveniently intertwined their lives forever. Will they be able to survive the aftermath of the truth?

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G&MteaserxAbout the AuthorBeing a dreamer her whole life, CJ had big plans as a child to move to New York and live the city life. She wanted to escape the small country town she grew up in and be an independent woman. The dreaming never stopped, changed a little but never stopped. Instead she married a boy from that small country town and decided to somewhat travel together. One day, living in Northern California they decided to pack up and move to Texas, just because. That’s where she resides today doing what she loves the most… mothering her children, loving her Husband and living vicariously through all of the stories she gets to create and write up daily.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Live and Love


The past few months have been pretty interesting. In early January I got a call at work from my mother-in-law.  She called my work line not my cell which threw me off a bit. She sounded off and I knew she had a doctors appointment that morning.  She called and said, "its nothing to worry about, just a cyst and I will see more doctors and when I know more I will let you know." I got a bit quiet and had to ask why more doctors. She said, "oh just to get a second opinion." Then she changed the subject so fast I got whiplash. Said she was taking me to see Cher as an early birthday gift. Then asked if I would tell my  husband the news she gave me. Didn't feel it was my place since I felt something was off. So, I had hubby call her.

Fast forward to July 4th.  She has been attending every family function and has been in good spirits. Her CYST is shrinking and all is good. Huh, shrinking cyst and radiation for the past few months and now the date of a surgery was given. Well, ok, but nothing serious... hmmm.  That day I had a very special bonding moment with my father-in-law. He showed me a collage the my mother-in-law was working on. It was pictures of the two of them over the 30 years that they have known each other. From their dating days to the wedding and now.  The way he told me about the pictures and the look on his face was priceless. He loves my MIL so much and just kept telling me story after story.  I have been a part of this family for almost 21 years and I listened to his story as if I hadn't heard some of it.

He showed me pics from recent trips they took. Most pictures he took of her while she wasn't looking. I thought, he truly loves and adores her. How many men take pics of their wife of 30 plus years and talks about her like she is the most beautiful creature on earth?

Heck, I was jealous! I told hubby, hey if he raised you why aren't you that smitten with me. He said he's not a picture person but promised to have more pics taken of us, and that he was smitten.

Well, let me just get to now.  Monday, was surgery date. Monday, the cat was let out of the bag. Monday, was one of the hardest days I had to endure.  My mother-in-law had colon cancer. Her "CYST" was actually a malignant tumor. She had that and part of her colon removed. To say the blow wasn't hard would be a lie, even though our suspicions were there.

I made it to the hospital on Wednesday, my father-in-law greeted us at the elevators and my heart broke. He was a man in pain. His partner was in pain and he couldn't do a thing about it. He was so worried and stressed my heart broke for him. Walking in and seeing my mom-in-law had me fighting tears. We got to talk and visit. The battle will be long but with the love of her life by her side, I am sure it will be a bit more bearable.

To see couples like this gives me hope. Hope that men that are strong and love their wives still exist. Not all men treat woman as if they were disposable. True love is hard to find but when you find it, you just know. Sometime words aren't needed. Just a hug or a touch can speak volumes.

We have so much to learn from older couples. Life isn't easy, she's a cruel bitch at times but will we just give up and walk away when the going gets tough?  Let's hope that we can all learn from those couples that are still together regardless of what life has handed them.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


out of line



As a reader I have read book one OUT OF LINE and book two OUT OF TIME, I have yet to get to book three, OUT OF MIND but am itching to get to it. I fell in love with the story of Carrie and Finn. Carrie is the daughter of a high profile politician. All she wants is to go to college and blend in with her peers. She doesn't want to use her family name to call attention to herself. She just wants to be a normal girl.

Daddy dearest has a different idea. Yes, she can go off to school and try to blend and not be recognized but the doesn't mean she's going across the country alone. Enter, our hot surfer boy that rides a badass motorcycle. The chemistry is amazing and they hit it off. The bad thing is; Finn has a secret that he can't tell Carrie about. He can loose the girl he just met if he comes clean with her and he can loose his job if his true feelings for Carrie are revealed. What will Finn do? 


 I swallowed the guilt choking me back. I knew she was suspicious, and she had every reason to be wary of me. I was a fraud. A phony. A fake. And most of all? An asshole for kissing her under false pretenses. “Why are you so damn suspicious of everyone and everything?”

She didn’t follow me, but put her hands on her perfect hips. “I don’t know.”

“Why are you glowering at me like I drowned your kitten in front of you?”

“Because I thought we were friends.”

“We are.”

She lifted her chin up. “Friends don’t kiss friends then say shit. You

obviously don’t like me very much, so I’m going to make this easy for you. I’m leaving—and you’re staying.”

“No, you’re not.” I rubbed my eyes. Unbelievable. Instead of fixing this screw up, I’d managed to make it worse. “I’m your ride.”

She pulled out her phone and put it to her ear. “Yes. I’d like a cab, please. It’s an apartment building. Brick with patios and balconies. I’ll be outside.” She rattled off my address, an address I didn’t even know she’d be able to figure out, and then slid the phone back in her purse. “Problem solved. Now go away.”

She sat down on the curb, her back to me, and promptly ignored me. I hesitated. Should I do what she wanted and go inside to come up with a plan? Or should I try to fix this now? The urge to bang my head against the wall was almost as strong as the urge to pull her into my arms was. She looked so alone sitting there and staring out in the road. I approached her slowly, uncertain how to tackle this.

“Look, I’m sorry.” I sat beside her, my leg touching hers. She shot me a dirty look, but didn’t move away. “I didn’t mean to kiss you. Not because I don’t want to, but because I just want to be friends.”

“Then why did you kiss me?”

“Because I couldn’t stop myself,” I admitted. It was one of the most honest things I had said to her all day. “But I should have.”

She finally looked at me again. “Why can’t you kiss me? What’s so wrong with it? I mean, if you want to, why is it bad?”

Good question. “It just is. In my career, I could be gone at any second if they call up my unit. I can’t have relationships.”

 “That’s bull.” Her hands tightened on her knees. “If you don’t want to be with me, just say it. Don’t give me half-assed reasons why you can’t.”

“I don’t want to be with you,” I said, my voice coming out harsher than I intended. I reached out and closed my hand over hers, trying to soften the blow. “Not in that way, but I do want to be friends.”

“I’ll think about it.” The cab pulled up and she stood. Her hand on the door, she glanced at me over her shoulder. “But if you want to be friends, keep your lips off mine from now on.”

“Deal. Still want to surf?”

She hesitated. “Not today. I have a headache. See ya some other time.” And with that, she closed the door in my face and left me standing

on the curb. My phone buzzed, and I pulled it out. Her father, of course. The man had impeccable timing.

Things going well?

I tightened my grip on the phone and typed fast. I got it covered.

Good. Don’t forget the rules.

The ones I’d already broken?

As if I could.




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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Calling California: J.P. Grider





A Gameboy started it all. Yes...a GAMEBOY.

In this story we meet Calista, aka Cali and Griffin.

Cali's mom works as a waitress and one Christmas Eve when Cali was a little girl, she had to accompany her mom to work. They were at a house so big that Cali said it was bigger than her school. While her mom worked Cali sat quietly in a corner playing with her Gameboy.

A little boy enters the kitchen grabs a cookie and notices her. He falls in love with her CLASSIC Gameboy. He wants to trade his shiny new one for her  CLASSIC one. But...he ends up giving her his shiny new one and never expected her to give hers up.

Fast Forward 13 years and on her first day of college Cali sees a hottie. She's captivated by him. Sadly, he doesn't notice her. While at work Cali gets a customer who doesn't have enough to cover a $23 check. This customer, Griffin is completely taken by the beautiful woman before him.

Next day in class Griffin walks in notices Cali and instant friendship with sparks. He starts calling her California. 

Cali thinks that Griffin is as poor as her. But is he?

Cali has a huge problem with money and the people with it. Her family has been burned by the rich and she has developed a complex.

Griffin is absolutely head over heels for our Cali. He finally comes clean and lets her in on the fact he's from money.  She eventually comes to terms with his wealth.

But..this story takes a crazy turn. Oh Em Gee... the plot thickens and we need to know the outcome!

With this new revelation how will Cali react? What will happen to her relationship with Griffin?
She's already having doubts,  she doesn't feel like she belongs in his elite world.  But, then he does these adorable things and says all the right things. Dammit...he has never been been part of WE and he wants to be a WE with ME!!!

Sadly, there is a huge secret and the revelation will either make them stronger or break them.

True love knows no economical class. Poor or rich, the heart wants what the heart wants.  Love has no boundaries and at times we must give in to it. We can't over think everything in life. We have to let the walls crumble some and allow someone in. This person can help us grow and find what we were missing. Prejudice is an ugly thing and it can stop us from truly finding what we want and need.

I want more of our beautiful couple.  Cali and Griffin belong together and J.P. Grider delivers a beautiful story of a girl with trust issues and a boy who has everything money can buy except the girl that he has loved forever.

I highly recommend this book.

Without Hesitation: CJ Azevedo


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FIVE STARS!!!! ☆☆☆☆☆
In this installment we get story of GREYDEN AND MACIE.

From the very beginning of the book you see the connection between the two of them. Grey has a mad crush on our girl Macie. Problem...Macie is his best friends only sister and three years younger than him. Macie, has been crushing on Grey since she was 11!

On Macie's 14th birthday, Grey notices that Macie is acting a bit shy and is not wearing the typical two piece bathing suit her friends are. No boys are approaching her and he sets out to start a new tradition with his first love.
You will see that tradition transpire through the book.

The night of her party he makes sure to give her a gift he picked out specially for her, a beautiful locket. She also gets her first kiss....swoon for a 14 year old who gets her kiss from her first love.  That night Grey also gets a first... this first surprises him and hence her nickname was born.

The relationship between Grey and Macie grows throughout the years. I love what CJ Azevedo did in telling the story. We got to see our two characters grow over the period of about 11 years.

In that time period Grey was an important part of Macie's life. They had plans, they dreamed, they shared they became each others best friends. Sadly, life, real life got in the way. The hopes and dreams we have can easily be deterred and what we wish may not materialize how we expected.

Macie had a life plan. Our girl has a timeline it seems and she has goals. These goals need to be accomplished.  In her planning she lost faith and patience.  She makes a very poor choice and it will comeback to bite her.

But..she has also build a stable foundation with Grey. But how stable is it? This will be tested.

Never rush destiny. What is written in the stars will happen. Have faith and all will be fulfilled. When we don't leave room for the unexpected we will get sucked in to what we think we want not on what is meant to be.

CJ Azevedo had me falling in love with Grey even in his weakest moments. But thats ok. Patience is a virtue and true love is always meant to be.

My new 1-click author.

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Beautiful Thought; Alicia Rae


A Beautiful Thought Synopsis:

As a physical sports therapist, Gail Bennett is accustomed to working with gorgeous athletes every day, but after falling for a few of these attractive men, she has been left heartbroken one too many times. When Gail’s hours at work are unexpectedly cut, she must find a way to continue helping her parents pay for her sister’s education. Reluctantly following her best friend’s advice, Gail takes on a roommate—with the one man she has been avoiding since the first time she laid eyes on him.

Damon Johnson loves a challenge, and he is not the type of man to back down when he wants something. From the first moment he meets Gail for dinner, he feels an inexplicable pull between the two of them. In his determination to have her, he finds himself helping her in any way he can.

Can Damon break through all the barriers Gail has so carefully placed around her heart and prove that he’s different? Or will Gail’s reservations keep her from falling in love?

One thought could change everything.

A Beautiful Thought Review:

Gail and Damon have a beautiful love story. 

Gail is fighting her attraction to him and feel that letting him move in may be a huge mistake. But, she needs the help, financially. Admitting that she needs help is huge for her. She carries the weight of the world on her shoulders and dammit she is an independent woman who doesn't ask for help.

Enter our hottie Damon Johnson. He doesn't know if he wants to stay in California which is why he feels having a roommate is ideal and this way its easier for him to move.  He is helping his brother and his cousin's husband build their business. He has ties to Colorado and his dream job is in all the way across the country. He needs to keep his options open, he is young, intelligent and free.

Eventually, the lines blurred and things get hot and heavy between the two. We get hot sex and an amazing relationship. But, when they don't share things that are happening in their personal lives then things get a bit difficult. They need to trust each other enough to share everything even if its the things that can break them apart.

The bonus in this book was the mention of autism. I am a sucker for books that mention real life struggles. This was an awesome read and I highly recommend it.

5 stars for this book and I can't wait for the next installment.


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Alicia Rae Bio:

Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing in my mind. I am forever grateful. 

Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Anchor Line by Dawne Walters



SSG Conrad Renner is a man that knows what he wants and knows how to get what he wants. He stays away from commitment, he doesn't need it. He's happy with the way his life is, plus in his line of work no need to have a wife who will most likely become a war bride. This man is a Dom at a local BDSM club and there is no shortage of candidates that want to play with him. The perfect Bachelor life right?

Addie Marshall, oh Addie. She goes to work on base every day does her job has her friends and goes home to an empty apartment at night.  She happens to be the one that helps SSG Renner at the personnel office. So, when he comes in one day to have his records updated, he asks her out for lunch. He is VERY INSISTENT. She agrees and before the week is over he manages to take her to lunch a few more times.

These two have MAJOR chemistry together. But, with his lifestyle there is no shortage of females approaching him for a fun time.  Addie, is one strong willed woman. She is not sticking around to see other women come up to throw themselves at him.Especially when they are hanging out together, yes, we don't put labels on this. Something has to change. Does he want just her or does he want to continue life as he knows it.

This story is not for the weak of heart. There are some strong sexual scenes that are HOT!!! This book takes us on an adventure we won't soon forget. The way this man shows us what we do to him is something that will forever stick out in our minds.  We fall in love, we get hurt, we physically hurt the man that hurts us. We grow as individuals, we stand our ground. If you want something bad enough don't play games. Be honest and true to yourself and to the other person. Fight for what you want and never be afraid to tell each other how you feel. Time is wasted when games are played.

Dawne Walters' writing style is easy to follow. She tells a good story and keeps the audience engaged. Highly recommended. Can't wait for more work from Dawne.



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