Book Review: ART & FEAR

“To make art is to sing with the human voice.”

 

“To do this you must first learn that

the only voice you need

is the voice you already have.”

“Art work is ordinary work,

but it takes courage to embrace that work,

and wisdom to mediate the interplay of art and fear.”

I have thirty published novels

and am a full-time writer

that STILL deals with Fear as an artist.

I was happy to read that this is a normal part of making art.

“fear arise when you look back,

and they arise when you look ahead.”

This book helped me get over my fear.

This is a must have for ALL ARTISTS!

 

Dirty Confessions Release & Giveaway

  Title: Dirty Confessions 
By: Jasmine Red
Publication Date: March 29, 2017
Genre: Erotic Romance
#dirtyconfessions

Beware.
This is not a love story.
This is about a man and his obsession with a woman who’d he’d hurt long ago.
This is about his journey.
The sexual adventures he embarked on that led him away, and then back to her.
This is romance,
if it was lathered in lust and warm moans and whispered under silk sheets in a candle lit room.
This is not an orgasm.
It is multiple orgasms. The senses breaking free. The erotic flicker of a wet tongue against a stiff nipple. Fingers toying with clits. Moans riding cries of pleasures. Hard lengths sliding in lush treasures between hungry thighs.
This is not a romance.
It is a romance of lust.


Jasmine Red serves as a Secret Alter Ego for an author who wants to be nasty as hell.

Book Review: A Lot Like Love Series (YA Sexy Contemp)

I don’t read much YA and NA, so when I do. . .

it should be Sexy and Smart as hell.

The A Lot Like Love series really

grabbed me and kept my attention!

      

(Without giving away mega spoilers)

In Book One a new love begins between an alpha football player

who has really really really had a rough childhood.

This cutey meets an unlikely (yet quirky) girl that knocks him off of his feet.

Now here’s where things get different from the usual romantic plotline—->

you have all of these friends that cause or stop trouble between them.

 

And you have TWO MAJOR EVENTS that rock everyone’s world (including mine).

Book One was an emotional roller coaster ride.

You’ll need to light some candles for this book and maybe have a bottle of wine resting next to you.

 

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Book 2 in the A Lot Like Love series picks up in college. There are a lot of new things going on. We have our hero who is struggling with a new level of football and a secret that goes viral. I would say this book had me shaking my head a lot at the hero.

I mean. . .

Luke??

Brother??

For real?

Then we had an unexpected triangle that I enjoyed, but made me tense as hell. I mean I loved the other love interest, but. . .I opened the book for My Couple.

therefore, I pretty much stressed the last half of the book and went back and forth on what I wanted.

 

Needless to say there is a happy ending and the book is full of hot, angsty romance that deals with real issues for college freshmen. I definitely see a book 3 on the way due to a certain person not winning the love triangle.

Book Review: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

 

Sadly, this wasn’t

my favorite from K.A. Tucker.

3 stars. 🙁

 

It could be because I bought the novel from

the romance section in the bookstore, but

this is not a romance.

Had I known this was more of a

sensual cozy mystery,

I probably would’ve enjoyed it much more.

The whole time I kept waiting to fall in love

with a dark alpha and found myself singing,

“Where’s the love?”

 

 

It also took a hundred pages to

get me to care about the mystery.

Super slow beginning.

 

Some sex, but not really descriptive.

 

That being said, I fuck with Tucker’s books all day.

I’ll be checking out some of her other works soon.

Poetry Review: BROKEN FLOWERS by R.M. Drake

 

4 Stars

(Not his best, but definitely awesome)

 

“I Used to Love You” by R.M. Drake

And I loved you

for the way you wrote music on my skin.

And you loved me

for the way I played the strings on your hair,

and together we made love in such a way

that artists do

when they create their works of art.

But in the end, none of that mattered,

for you were just another music lover,

and I

was just another one of your songs.

Release Updates: Santeria Habitat & Theirs to Crave

I’ve been so quiet on social media because for once I’m freaking focused
and therefore scared to be online too long.

That being said,
I’m writing and writing and writing and writing.

****************TWO UPDATES**********************

#1
A beta reader said that Theirs to Crave had a small cliffhanger
so I put together a novella to end the series for good

on a sexy and positive note. Both manuscripts are with the editor.

 

#2
Vee and Graham shoved their crazy behinds into a novella

that takes place between Wildfire Gospel and Flaming Tongues.

Therefore this will be

Burnt Offerings (Book 3.5 of Santeria Habitat Series).

 Burnt Offerings (Book 3.5 of Santeria Habitat Series)

will be released AT THE SAME TIME

as Flaming Tongues (Book 4) release

which is set for end of APRIL or early MAY 2017.

 

I’M BACK TO WRITING! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

Book Review: Bound & Determined

 

3.5 Stars.

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Although over three hundred pages,

this was a quick read.

Lots and lots of sex.

There were times when I wanted

them to take a nap or get something to eat.

I know the poor heroine had to be exhausted

after the author finished the book.

The actual suspense part of the plot kicked in

toward the end of Act Two.

By then I’d been so satiated and dripping with

sperm that I barely followed

the thrill of the small mystery.

By the end of the novel,

I was intrigued by a little twist

in the mystery

and some more sex. . .

Over all I give it 3.5 stars due to

the sex overloading and exhausting me.

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Additionally, it shocked me that

the heroine was a virgin

and got it in so much in the beginning.

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That being said. . .

this is my new go-to author for erotic romance.

Loved her sex scenes.

She draws you into the heat

and doesn’t let go until your burning on fire.

Book Review: UPROOTED

5 BIG STARS!

How I feel after reading this book.

 

Now that I’m back writing fantasy,

I’ve been grabbing some new reads to jump back in the genre.

Uprooted was an awesome welcome back!

 

So we have this amazing world with a haunted forest.

The mystery of the trees were the best part of the story,

after the lovely (and slow building) romance.

 

But back to these trees!

This was a super creative retelling of a folktale that just blew my mind.

To explain it would be to spoil it.

I would just say that if you really love fantasy and

don’t mind that there is a small amount of romance,

then jump on this now!

There’s a small, itsy bitsy sex scene.

That’s a few sentences so if you’re looking for steamy

than this isn’t a good fit, but if you want amazing

world building then sign yourself up.

 

 

Book Review: Rainshadow Road

 4 Stars for sure.

In Rainshadow Road we get to escape to an island

and follow the months of a new love.

 

While the subplot with the bitchy

sister got a little soap opera,

I found the story engaging and sexy.

 

 

There was some paranormal elements that seemed thrown into the story and not really explored. If taken out the story still would not have changed. So I think the whole abilities part came out of left pocket so I took a star away. Other than that, I will def be reading more from this author.