July 11, 2014

Book Review: The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre

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Synopsis


My life, inside this apartment is simple. It works, as long as I follow the rules.

1. Don't leave the apartment. Not in case of fire, not to mail a letter, not to run an errand. The door stays shut, and I stay inside.

2. Don't get attached to clients. I take off my clothes, I stand in front of the camera, and I perform. What they want, I give. Their secrets, I keep. Everything I tell them, is a lie.

3. Don't kill anyone. I've obeyed that rule for over three years.

My life, inside this apartment was simple, and it worked. Then, I started breaking rules.

Enter a world of lies, thrills, fears, and all desires, in this original thriller from A. R. Torre.

Warning: This book contains explicit sexual references, and should not be read by anyone under the age of 18.

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Undressing is an everyday occurrence. Most women do it mindlessly, automatic motions that accomplish an end result. But, if done correctly, stripping can be the ultimate foreplay, a sexual seduction that can wipe clear any rational thoughts and leave a man totally and utterly at your mercy. I have mastered the art.

I kneel on the bed and trail my fingers over my skin. Light, teasing caresses designed to heighten my senses and stimulate my body. I exhale slow, trembling breaths as my hands travel near sensitive areas, the dip in my neckline, the lace over my breasts. I keep my eyes down, subservient to him, and wait for the command. One always comes.

“Take off your top. Slowly.” The voice was foreign, English words dipped in culture and dialect. I comply, lifting my eyes and biting my bottom lip gently, my tongue quickly darting out, and hear his gasp in response. I run my hands down my neck, grazing the top of my collarbone and dipping under the silk of my negligee. I slide down one strap, then two, the silk bunching over my breasts, the fabric clinging to my nipples. Then I rise to my knees, crossing my arms, sliding the fabric higher, letting it reveal inch by slow inch of skin until it unveils the curve of breasts, dip of throat, and the pout of pink lips.

“Good.” He groaned. “Very good. I like you, Jessica.”

Jessica. Not my real name. He thought he knew me. They all thought they knew me. After all, they’ve seen my Facebook page, seen the Photoshopped photos that construct my manufactured life. They believe what they see, because they want to believe. Like I want to believe.

I turn to the wall and stand, dragging my expensive thong down over my toned hips, bending over and exposing my most private area to his hungry eyes. The embroidered lace slides the rest of the way down my legs and drops around my ankles, snagging on the Italian stilettos that encase perfectly pedicured feet. I am naked now, and slide down to lay on my side in front of him, propped up on one elbow, his eyes hungrily feasting on my body. The lights, bright and hot, illuminate my bare skin, causing it to glow. He speaks, the arousal present in his voice, in the slight thickening of his accent.

“Touch yourself. Just your fingers. I want to see you come.”

He wants my fingers, a seductive performance of gasps, moans, and slick foreplay. Eventually, fingers won’t be enough. The next visit he’ll want more, something bigger, deeper - my moans to be louder, my orgasm stronger. There will be no secrets anymore, no boundaries, no requests he won’t be comfortable giving. At this moment, I am his, to do with as he pleased. And right now, he wants fingers.


The Girl in 6E by Alessandra Torre

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was so intriguing! It had two very original and interesting plot points that wound together to create a fantastic story.

Deanna (aka Jessica to her fans) is a cam girl. In other words, she has cyber sex online with paying customers. But that is not the most interesting thing about her. She also harbors homicidal thoughts, desires and fantasies. They are so strong that for the last 3 years she has locked herself into her apartment and refuses to set foot outside her door for fear that she will just start killing people left and right. Her only human contact is through her web cam sessions, through-the-door conversations with her pill-popping neighbor Simon who locks her in her apartment at night, and the package delivery guy, Jeremy.

In my opinion this book would have been really good if only one of the above story lines was going on, but with the two working together it made a special kind of magic. And by the end of the book, both plots merged seamlessly in a way that made sense to me.

This book blended sexiness and lust with intrigue and suspense. I was hooked in from page one and stayed hooked all the way to the end. I knew nothing about the world of "camming" or cyber sex and the way it was all described seemed very realistic. There were certain times when I questioned Deanna's thirst for murder - certain instances where it seemed like she kind of fell out of character - and that is the only reason I rated this book 4 stars instead of 5. When you read the book I feel like you will know the instances I'm referring to. It just didn't ring 100% authentic that there would be situations where her urge to kill would just flip off like a switch. If she's a true psychopath (or whatever you want to classify her as), I don't think she would have had those moments of morality.

But, maybe she can change. Maybe that's what's in store for the next book. I certainly hope so, because I really liked Deanna and Jeremy, and would love to see them take a chance on whatever weird relationship they feel like they can make work. I will definitely read the next book in this series, if and when there is one!

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Meet the Author

AR Torre
A.R. Torre is a pseudonym for popular erotica author Alessandra Torre. Blindfolded Innocence, her first novel, was a huge success and captured the attention of readers everywhere. When not writing, A.R. Torre enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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July 9, 2014

Book Review: Deeper by Robin York

Deeper by Robin York

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was spectacular! In fact (and I don't say this lightly), this may be the best book I have read so far this year. And that's high praise, because I feel like I am a very picky reader.

Caroline and West are the type of characters that you just fall head over heels in love with. Typically I find at least one of the main characters in a book to be annoying, or there's just something about them that's a little off-putting. Not in this case! Caroline is a fighter, and she goes through a journey of growth that is awe inspiring. She starts out in the beginning of the book a little timid and scared and weak after her ex does something awful to her, but by the end of the book she is standing tall, kicking ass and taking names. She really finds herself from start to finish in this book and I admired the hell out of her.

West is....well, he is just West. And I loved him. Flat out, one of the best book boyfriends ever. There are a couple of scenes where he just grabs Caroline and manhandles her and Oh. My. Gawd. Once they finally give in to the crazy lust and attraction between the two of them, it is hot! But I totally loved how they built a real foundation to their "non-friendship" first before they jumped into anything physical. They are both damaged in their own ways, and the way their relationship developed seemed really authentic to them as characters and to the story in general.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, and I'm fixing to go do something that has maybe happened once out of a hundred times. I'm fixing to go buy the sequel to this book off of Amazon because I simply cannot wait to see what happens! This author totally deserves my purchase of the next book, and I am going to happily give it to her. Read this book if you haven't yet! You won't regret it!


July 8, 2014

Book Review: Carrier by Anne Tibbets

Carrier by Anne Tibbets
(The Line #1)
Published by: Carina Press
Publication date: June 16th 2014
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult


Purchase Links:  Amazon  //  Barnes and Noble

Synopsis:
Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.
A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records and free her forever. But when The Line sniffs out his plan, things get bloody, fast. Naya means more to them than just a chance at fresh faces—her twins are part of the government’s larger plan.
As they hide from government search parties, Ric comes to admire Naya’s quiet strength. And Naya realizes Ric might be a man she can trust. If they make it off the grid, they could build a new life. But first they’ll have to survive the long, vicious reach of The Line.




Carrier (The Line, #1)Carrier by Anne Tibbets

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was awesome! I was hooked in from page one, and read furiously until the end. I usually don't really like dystopian books, but I decided to make an exception for this one because the synopsis was so interesting.

Naya is a slave. A sex slave. She works on the Line and is forced to have sex with men day in and day out. When you're on the Line, there is no release, no foreseeable future where you are free. So it a huge shock when one day Naya is pulled into the manager's office and told that not only is she being released, but that she is also pregnant with twins. But there is a catch. She has to either find someone to take her place on the Line, or after her babies are born the Line will find her (and kill her) and take the babies.

While this just by itself would have made for a great story, there are several other plot lines that weave and intersect with Naya's. Of course there is a big government secret, an underground resistance, and good people willing to do anything for a noble cause.

I loved Naya and how strong and resilient she is, even after all of the horrible things she has been subjected to. The supporting cast is also great, and I felt like I bonded with each one of them.

This book does end on a sort of cliffhanger, but not so bad that you feel like throwing your Kindle across the room! I personally will be reading book two as soon as possible, and I can't wait to see what is next in this story.

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AUTHOR BIO:
Anne Tibbets is an SCBWI award-winning and Smashwords.com Best Selling author. After writing for Children’s television, Anne found her way to young/new adult fiction by following what she loves: books, strong female characters, twisted family dynamics, magic, sword fights, quick moving plots, and ferocious and cuddly animals.

Along with CARRIER, Anne is also the author of the young adult fantasy novella, THE BEAST CALL and the young adult contemporary, SHUT UP.

Anne divides her time between writing, her family, and three furry creatures that she secretly believes are plotting her assassination.

Find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnneTibbetsAuthor or on Twitter @WriteforCoffee. To contact Anne, visit www.annetibbets.com and click the ‘CONTACT’ tab.

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