Friday, March 28, 2014

[REVIEW] Enough Isn't Everything By K.L. Shandwick

BOOK: Enough Isn't Everything 
AUTHOR: K.L. Shandwick

Book 1 of the Everything Trilogy.
Enough Isn't Everything
Out Now

By K.L. Shandwick

***** 5 Amazing Big stars  *****
WOW, This book was an incredible read.  You would not have believed this was K.L. Shandwick 1st Romance/Erotica Trilogy.  I know this won't be her last that's for sure.

Alfies Tattoo:- 'Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits'

K.L. Shandwick takes us on a journey from the UK to Florida with a girl called Lily.  A British girl who is following her dreams and studying music at a Florida college, she is set.  She soon meets Alfie, a little older but also studying music; he is a Tattooed slight bad boy who doesn't do commitment.  Lily finds herself falling for Alfie quickly, falling between the sheets with him and through their love of Music.  This story is told through music, with the playlist provided the songs and music are key throughout.

''Music is the sound of feelings and she listened to what he felt'' ~ Lily

Lily finds herself in a few different predicaments and for all Lily is at the fore front of this book I was finding the back round of Alfie's story making me wanting to turn the pages quicker.  You sense there is more to him, more he wants to give and show but he can't quite let himself give or show it.  I was devouring every moment when Alfie was talking to Lily, and screaming at K.L. Shandwick, telling her to just let him tell her whatever he needed to say.  The feelings I felt throughout took me on a ride, I gasped, laughed (out loud quite a lot), screamed, smiled and felt the raw Lust that they both had for each other..
Excerpt:-  We lay in silence for a few minutes until I spoke.  ''What are you thinking?''  I wasn't sure I wanted the answer after I asked him.  Suddenly I was Thinking he didn't want to continue as he hadn't completed what he'd wanted me here for.  ''You want to know....Seriously?  Lily, I don't know what you're doing here with me.''  I was stunned.  ''What do you mean?''  He turned his head to look at me.  ''You.  You are so fucking incredible.  You don't need to be with me.  You can have any guy you want out there, trust me....I've seen how men look at you.''

All Lily has been through she begins to doubt who she is anymore.  Alfie won't give her what she craves from him, he can't commit but he finds he can't live without her, with that she decides to take her journey back to where it all began and return to the UK.
Does Alfie know?  What will Alfie do?  Will Lily's journey open even more doors for her?  Will she return to Alfie? 
Book 2, Everything she needs is OUT NOW.
Book 3, Everything I want is released April 5th.
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Emma´s Home by Maryann Jordan

Emma Dodd has always taken care of everyone. She raised her niece when they were orphaned and she cares for the students that she works with. Deciding to move to Fairfield where her niece now lives, she was hoping to finally find a place to call home. Jake Campbell, was gorgeous enough to catch any woman’s eye, but he had a hard time finding the right one for him. A Fairfield detective, he lives with his mother to help care for her since she was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. After meeting Emma, he knows he has met the woman of his dreams. Now he just has to convince the independent Emma that it is time someone took care of her.While helping one of her students, Emma becomes suspicious of criminal activity in her new town. Will Jake be able to save Emma in time for them to build a life together? 


Early Reviews

**I really enjoyed how she used so many emotions through out the book. I giggled and cried. I fell in
love with all the characters. This story is about family, love, and finding your home.
**This first novel by Maryann Jordan is so refreshing. It combines a passionate love story with a little
mystery mixed in! Both of these combined makes for a story you cannot put down!
**Absolutely LOVED this book! I had the honor to beta read Emma's Home, and I was blown away! This
is a very down to earth and realistic story that will touch your heart. Not only is it steamy sexy but the
challenges that Emma faces would be completely overwhelming to others. If you are looking for a book
that has a very strong female lead, this is the book!!
**I also love all the surrounding characters in Jake and Emma's lives. They are so supportive and funny.
They bring so much life into the book as well. I have to say that I was surprised by the plot twist. I was
not expecting anything like that to come into play in this book. However, I LOVED it. It broke this book
away from all the other typical romances that are out there.
**Maryann has done an amazing job with Emma's home. Not only did she give us our love story but she
gave us drama suspense and a little mystery. I loved the story from the first chapter. This story makes
u smile laugh and hurt with the characters you are pulled into the story and crave to see what happens
**I truly LOVED this book. The story of Emma and Jake was super sexy and heart warming. Loved Jake's
protectiveness. Loved Emma's independence. And the other characters were awesome as well and can't
wait to catch up on them. Ladies, if you wear panties, leave 'em off, Jake will just melt them right off!!

Author Bio

I have always been an avid reader. Last year I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I
finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma's Home was
I work as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years.
I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 32 years and have 2 adult, very supportive
When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap!
I love to hear from readers, so please email me!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

[INTERVIEW] With K.L. Shandwick by Emma Louise Aka SMUT READER

An Interview with the Author

K.L. Shandwick

Enough Isn't Everything

(The Everything Trilogy)

Hi K.L. Firstly, I want to thank you for taking the time out to do this interview. I bet 

you are extremely busy at the moment with Book #2' ‘ Everything She Needs’ recent 

release and the up and coming blog tour for book #3's release, ‘Everything I Want.’ 

So thank you very much on behalf of myself and everyone at 'We Luv Books'. Ok 

let's get down to the fun part, (settles down with a nice glass of wine and a bar of 

1) Can you tell your readers a little something about yourself? The ‘down and 

durty’ stuff’ if you have any!Okay, firstly thank you for having me. Pages such 

as ‘We Luv Books,’ are very important. Especially for independent authors. 

My full bio is on my website at, but for those that don’t 

know me yet, I’m married with grown up children and work in and independent 

capacity supporting families as my day job. I have come to reading and writing 

books later in life, mainly due to how difficult I found it as a child to do both. 

As an adult, I learned coping strategies and I think having my children helped, 

because I had to teach them to do the basics, which gave me a greater 

understanding of how MY mind worked. I went to university as an adult when 

my children were little and studied full time.Subsequently, I worked for many 

years as a midwife in the UK and had delivered my fair share of babies. 

(in the UK mw deliver about 80 of all babies born.) From there I have done 

further studies which lead to the role I currently do. My friends tell me I have 

a wicked sense of humor and my passions are music and skiing. If I could 

ski down a mountain reading a good book, listening to The Killers or One 

Republic it would be heaven!

2) What inspired you to put pen to paper, or finger to key board. Who do we have to 

thank for your writing?Hmm, that honor has to go to my friend Russ. We discussed 

a book which I didn’t feel gave me enough information to keep my attention. 

He challenged me to write a chapter of a book as an exercise to teach me how 

difficult it was, and the result was ‘The Everything Trilogy.’ It was never intended 

as a published work, or for anyone but me, but he encouraged me to share it with 

3) What is your method in writing? Do you plan or just let your fingers tell the story

and write?I never picked the subject matter, he said, English girl, travelling to the 

USA, to study music. I just wrote, and the story went where Lily took me. I just asked 

myself a series of questions about observations, feelings, reactions and a few other 

things and the story seemed to flow. (I hope)

4) What do you do for 'me' time?, well there isn’t a lot of that right now, we are in the 

middle of moving home, but whenever possible it is spending time with my family, 

skiing when we can, and going to see live bands. (Maroon 5 being the last one, 

thank you Adam I love you ;)

5) Alfie is my new Book boyfriend, nodding oh yessa. Who are your favorite 

characters from your books and from other books by different authors?I liked most 

of the characters in my books, but Alfie and Jack were great to write for. Lily drove 

me nuts, but I was trying to convey a twenty one year old girl with very little support

in the first book, who has a passion which is her main driver. I liked writing Jack and 

Lily’s humorous dialogues. My favorites from other authors well I can’t get passed 

Kellan Kyle from Thoughtless, SC Stephens and Jonah Noble, from Interview with A 

Master. Jason Luke. Two strong, male characters in different ways.

6) How did you find writing the intimate scenes between the characters? And 

which scene is your favorite? {Laughing} I blushed when I wrote the first book 

and my husband’s mouth gaped…A LOT actually, when I kept asking, “how does

this sound?”(I was getting funny looks too).The more I wrote, the more I became 

comfortable with it. It’s like anything really, the more you do it, the more you feel the 

emotions, reactions and passion of the characters. I came to love trying to convey 

the thoughts and feelings of each of the characters and trying to keep them true

to their individual characteristics. Favorite scene? I have two of this kind, book #2 

#Chapter 9, Book #3 Chapter 21. I can’t choose {laughs}.

7)Can you give us a little hint about where Lily is going to go in books 2 and 3, 

without any spoilers of course!! (Tell me later in secret ;-) No! {Laughs} What the 

series is intended for, is to convey the story of a girl that could be any girl making 

mistakes, but I like to think she develops as a young woman. It would be great 

if even one person recognized a situation that happened in the book that had 

happened to them, which they can relate to. She has a few twists and turns to come 

and there are some exciting times too, both for her, Alfie and their friends in the 

book. I tried to keep developing the characters. I hope you enjoy it and I am excited 

8) Finally, what should a reader know about you? What is the one thing the reader 

should take away from reading your books?The Everything Trilogy is a story. That is

what it was intended to be. I am not some great literary expert, far from it. I wanted 

people to be given a flavour of characters that they could get involved with. That’s

what I was aiming for, when I wrote it. It was for me and my friends really, so sharing

with you the readers makes me feel both nervous and very humble. It’s something I

never even dreamed I would ever do until it happened.

Thank you so much for taking the time out and doing this interview. I for one am a

BIG Fangirl of your work and will be following you and supporting you. Now I'm off 

to finish this bottle of wine and bar of chocolate with Lily and Book 2 Everything she needs....

[BLOG TOUR] CONDUIT by Angie Martin

Excerpt from Conduit

Jake took her hands. “This isn’t something I’m used to. I only know that I want to see you 
“I need to see you again tonight,” Emily said. “I...I can’t explain that.”
“I can’t explain it, either. Nor would I have ever believed this would happen with us. Less 
than 48 hours ago, you were yelling at me.”
Jake laughed. “Oh, you were yelling at me without actually raising your voice.”
“I guess I was.” Embarrassed, Emily shook her head. “I’m so sorry about that.”
“No, no. You have nothing to be sorry about. But it’s part of this. I couldn’t understand 
why that happened at the party. Even though I’m sorry it happened because it invaded your 
Emily couldn’t stop the large smile from crossing her face. “I am, too. It really freaked me 
out at the time, but I’m glad it happened.”
“Why don’t I pick you up at seven tonight?”
“I have a better idea. I’ll text you my address. Let me cook for you tonight.”
“Home-cooked meal. Can’t argue with that.” He glanced at his watch. “Unfortunately, 
I have to get back to work now. Jury selection starts on Monday for the next big trial and I’m 
Emily furrowed her brow. “Are you sure it doesn’t make you uncomfortable that—”
“No,” Jake said. “I trust that your relationship with Nathan is in the past. You don’t seem 
like the kind of girl who would hold onto a flame for someone while starting one with another.”
“A flame, huh?” Emily moved closer to him and laced her fingers behind his neck. She 
rose up on the tips of her toes and pressed her lips to his. “Feels more like a fire to me. Seven 
“I can’t wait,” he whispered, and kissed her again.

Character introduction ~ Cassie Reid

Cassie Reid is the best friend and business partner of main character Emily Monroe. She worked
as a police officer for five years with full intention of becoming a homicide detective. One day
she answered a domestic violence call and was shot in the leg. She resigned from doing what she
loved and opened Monroe & Reid Investigators with Emily.
Cassie is a large presence in the book, boisterous and street savvy, with a large knowledge
of criminal behavior from her studies. She brings humor to the table and offsets Emily’s
personality. But don’t let her overly forward personality fool you; Cassie is intelligent and a
great investigator. As for her love life, Cassie dates around a lot, never really finding Mr. Right.
Her Uncle Leo is a Lieutenant in the Homicide Division of the Wichita Police Department, and
Cassie secretly pines for his partner, Shawn Brandt, a long-time crush she would never dream of
revealing to either Shawn or Uncle Leo.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Freedom by S.A. Wolfe
(Fearsome #2)
Publication date: 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

*This is a stand-alone sequel to Fearsome. No cliffhanger!

Dylan Blackard is back in town and certain everyone knows his secrets; there’s nothing left to hide. Putting away his notorious reputation as the wild guy with a womanizing past, he’s now on a new path. As long as he gives up his old vices, including women, he can keep himself on the straight and narrow and be the good guy, living up to everyone’s expectations.

However, obsessing about his own ability for self-control is making Dylan one humorless, cranky hermit. That all changes when his brother hires a new employee, the stunning Emma Keller, who will be sharing an office with him and all of his tightly wound nerves.

Emma, a spunky young woman from New Jersey, isn’t about to feel sorry for Dylan and his situation. She is beyond distracting to him, and that is enough to turn his emotional balancing act upside down. Not only is she smart, and a smart aleck, she’s also very determined to pull the sexy Dylan Blackard out of his self-imposed isolation.

From the moment he meets her, he feels alive again, but Emma doesn’t come as a gift with a pretty bow – she comes with major baggage – a family history embedded in its own turmoil.

Will Emma be the tipping point that causes Dylan to regress into his old destructive behaviors….or is he actually pursuing her for keeps?

*Due to adult language and sexual content, this New Adult Contemporary Romance is intended for readers over the age of 18.


S. A. Wolfe lives with her wonderfully loud, opinionated children and awesome husband. She is a voracious reader and passionate about writing, and when those two activities don’t keep her locked away in her room, she loves hiking mountains as much as she adores all the thrills New York City has to offer.

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Frenched by Melanie Harlow

Released March 18, 2014

A Sexy Adult Contemporary Romance

Mia Devine plans over-the-top weddings for a living. So when it comes to her own 
nuptials, she spares no expense—hand engraved invitations, Vera Wang gown, 
luxury honeymoon in France. And since her fiancĂ© is Tucker Branch, playboy heir 
and notorious flirt, local media is obsessed with every little detail.
Which is why it really sucks when he jilts her a week before the wedding.
Mortified, Mia wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed 
sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity, right after blabbing to the world how 
fitting it is that Tucker will inherit a bolt and screw company, because that’s all he 
wants to do—screw, and bolt. And he doesn’t do either with much finesse.
When her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in 
Bordeaux, she grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of a 
She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.
The free-spirited musician’s scruffy good looks and less-than-sympathetic ear 
annoy her at first, but when she takes him up on his offer to show her around the 
city, she discovers that the romance of Paris isn’t just a myth.
The last thing Mia needs is another doomed love affair, but since she only has a 
week, she figures she might as well enjoy La Vie en O with Lucas while she can. 
But each day—and night—with him is better than the last, and suddenly her heart 
is telling her this is more than a rebound fling.
Is it just the seduction of Paris…or could this be the real thing?

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. I write New Adult historical and contemporary stories.

Adam’s Fall (Touch of Tantra, #2)
By Liv Morris

Released February 25, 2014
An Adult Contemporary Romance/Suspense

Adam and Kathryn’s tantric love story continues once again told in his point of view…

When roguish playboy Adam Kingsley meets the stunning Tantra instructor Kathryn Delcour, he falls hard, becoming captivated by her strength and beauty. An intense sexual chemistry sizzles between them from their first shared glance to the soul cleansing Tantra session they experience together.

While Adam recovers from injuries after saving Kathryn’s life, she instructs him in the sensual practice of Tantra. He becomes her willing student as their tantric lovemaking brings Adam to sexual highs he never dreamed were possible.

But Adam’s life takes an unexpected turn when newly exposed secrets surrounding his birth father force him to make a seemingly impossible choice. Avenge those he loves and let everything he holds dear crumble around him, or allow the guilty to go free. With Kathryn by his side, Adam faces the fight of his life.

Adam's Fall is the concluding book in the Touch of Tantra series.

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About the Author

Liv Morris resides in Manhattan with her husband of twenty-eight years. Relocating eleven times during her husband's corporate career, Liv qualifies as a professional mover. Learning to bloom where she's planted, Liv brings her moving and life experiences to her writing.

A native of the beautiful Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri, Liv feels blessed to have a supportive and close family. Her three grown daughters are scattered across the country, but thankfully call home on a regular basis.

She received a B.S. in Communication from the University of Maryland. Currently, Liv is writing and publishing her short story series, Love in the City. Two short stories ranked in Amazon's top best sellers list in Contemporary Romance. Her novel, Adam's Apple, is due for release this summer.

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