Endless Obsession| Release and Review

 Title: Endless Obsession
Author: Alex Grayson
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 23, 2016
Blurb

I’ve silently watched her for a year, staying hidden in the shadows, biding my time.She may know me as two different men, but hasn’t a clue what I’ve done. She unknowingly became mine the minute my eyes touched her beauty. But I’ve done things. Things she may not be able to forgive. I know all her secrets, her habits, her preferred coffee, what she does in her spare time, her favorite lingerie brand, even that she sleeps naked. At night, I watch her from her window. During the day, I watch her from my computer. She innocently bares her heart and body to me, and I soak up every single fucking second. I’ve stayed away, but I’m tired of watching from afar. It’s time Poppy finds out just who I am and what I’m willing to do to take what’s mine. She may hate me when she finds out my what I’ve done, but she has no choice but to accept it. She will be my wife. She will mother my children. I will claim every part of her heart, body, and soul. Anything else is unacceptable. Poppy Lexington has become my ultimate obsession, and I will become her uncontrollable addiction.

 

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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Excerpt

Unknown: Have you enjoyed the flowers I’ve sent you?
I freeze, except for my eyes, which pop open wide in shock.
My breath gets caught in my throat when I realize this must be my mystery
flower guy.
 Holy hell! It’s him!
Why in the world is he texting me? After all this time, why contact me now? And what in the hell do I say to him? It’s become a routine. I’ve gotten used to getting the roses and not knowing who they are from. Question after question runs through my mind. Who is he? Why send me flowers? Why not introduce himself? Where did he first see me? How did he find out where I worked? And how in the hell did he get my number?
 That’s my number one question, so I ask him.
Me: How did you get my number?
 It only takes seconds for me to receive a reply, and I’m not sure how to take it.
Unknown: I have my ways. You didn’t answer my question.
He has his ways? What is that supposed to mean? My chest tightens with fear at his answer. I push back the fear and ask another question I’m dying to know.
Me: They’re beautiful, thank you. Who are you?
Unknown: You’ll find out soon enough.
Umm… say what? Another question avoided. My eyes narrow in suspicion.
Me: I’m not sure I like that answer. I have no idea who you are. What if I don’t want to know you once I find out?
I notice the time on my phone and pull the second thigh-high up my leg, keeping my eyes on the screen the entire time. This is really weird, him having my number. I’m sure it’s not too hard to get the information, but it’s the point that he went through the trouble to get it. I hate being left in the dark like this. My phone dings again, and I quickly grab it.
Unknown: You’ll want to know me. Trust me.
Trust him? That’s laughable. How can he think I’ll trust him when I have no idea who he is?
Me: It’s hard to trust someone I don’t know.
I slip my feet in my heels as I wait for him to reply. It’s doesn’t take long. 
Unknown: You’ll learn. 
Unsure of how to respond to that, I walk back to the kitchen to get a travel mug of coffee ready. He seems so confident, and cocky. Maybe a little too much, since it’s coming from a total stranger. How can he be so sure?
I type out my original question again.
Me: Who are you?
Unknown: Soon…
I grip my phone in frustration. Now that he’s contacted me, the need to know who sends me roses every week is overwhelming. It’s no longer a curiosity—I need to know. I should be more afraid, but I’m not, and that gives me pause. Why am I not more fearful? He’s obviously hiding something, right? But what? He sends another text before I get a chance to reply.
Unknown: Have a good day at work, Beautiful. 
What? That’s it? He has flowers delivered to me every week for eight months, messages me out of the blue with cryptic messages, then wishes me a good day at work? Pissed off vibes has my gut clenching. How dare he contact me and leave me hanging.
Me: That’s it? That’s all I get out of you? 
I flip the off switch on the coffee pot, grab my now full travel mug, my purse, and with phone still in hand, I leave my house, locking it up behind me. I’m buckling my seatbelt when he replies.
Unknown: For now, yes.
Oh no, that doesn’t work for me. He needs to give me something. He can’t just expect me to accept his non-answers.
Me: How do you know me? How do you know where I work?
Unknown: I know a lot of things about you, Poppy.
Me: You’re not helping your case of me wanting to know you. It’s freaking me out that you know stuffabout me, personal stuff, when I don’t even know your name. That’s not normal. It’s pretty stalkerish, don’t you think?
I notice the time on my phone again and see I have a few minutes before I need to leave, so I decide to wait for his reply.

Unknown: Just call me Mr. A for now. Have a safe trip to work.

Author Bio
Alex Grayson is originally from the south, but has recently moved to Northern Ohio. Although she misses the warmth of Florida and often times detest the cold of Ohio, she absolutely loves living in the north. Her and her husband bought a house on two acres of land and live there with their daughter, son, one dogs, two cats, eight ducks, and three chickens. She hopes to eventually get a couple of goats to add to their country way of living. Besides her family and home, her next best passion is reading. She is often found with her nose obsessively stuck in a book, much to the frustration of her husband and daughter. On more than one occasion Alex found herself wanting a book to go a certain way, but it didn’t. With these thoughts in mind, she decided to start writing stories according to her own visions. Although this is a new endeavor for her, she hopes that readers find her concepts on romance intriguing and captivating. Alex welcomes and encourages feedback, of any kind. She can be contacted at alexgraysonauthor@gmail.com.
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Review:

I actually enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Knowing what the book was about based on the blurb made it a little difficult for me to see the appeal just based on past experiences, but Alex did a great job at taking something that can be terrifying and making it hot and erotic. I felt the fear Poppy felt, but there was also all the excitement that came with it. The whole not knowing thing, fear of what this mystery person will say when you’re out on a date… it’s odd to find it sexy in any way, but the fact that he saved her from a date that could have ended horribly is pretty awesome. Alex takes this book one step further though, and instead of leaving it with just one person obsessed with her, there are two and things start to get exciting and scary, there is so much going on that you cannot put the book down because you NEED to know what’s going on. But the ending is very sweet and ties everything together just so perfectly. Alex is a great author and I cannot wait to see what else her mind comes up with. Don’t let the title or the blurb fool you, this is a well written book that will keep you wanting more, and in the end, make you smile and cry. I hope all of our fans and Alex’s will give this book a chance!

Target (Unwanted Soldiers Book 1) |Review

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She was only supposed to be a Target—not become my everything.
Trick:
I’m an Unwanted Soldier—an elite group of former soldiers which takes missions no one can complete, no matter the amount of money offered. I handle specific targets—the impossible ones.

Coming home from a mission in the desert, all I want is sleep. A visitor derails that plan with a file and a new mission: rescue Lauren Johnson from the abusive Presidential Candidate/US Senator Jared Richardson.

Lauren’s gray eyes got to me, left me powerless to turn it down. I only take the most remote and dangerous jobs. This one might have the biggest stakes of all—my heart.

Lauren:
I could be the next First Lady! But as the campaign heats up, my fiancé, US Senator Jared Richardson, is under more stress, and he lashes out at me. His staff looks the other way. I can’t just leave. My face is everywhere. My family and friends have all been pushed away. And Jared won’t let me go, even if I no longer want this.

My new bodyguard, Trick, protected me from Jared, despite the danger to himself from Jared’s henchmen. I’m not certain why he’s on my side, but he’s the only one I have, and I trust him. He helps me remember how things are supposed to be, and what I want from life. He makes me want so much more. If he’s willing to take these risks, surely I can have the courage to leave Jared and move on. If only Trick will move on with me…

Target is a full length novel with an HEA. It will end before 100% because it contains a Bonus Book – Kellen’s Redemption: Hell Raiders MC1 – for a limited time. Kellen’s Redemption is also a full length novel with an HEA. Additional 60k+ words.
 

  • This book contains adult situations, including violence, foul language, and sexual content

 

  • Possible Triggers for Domestic Violence, although descriptions are NOT graphic

 

 

This book was powerful. Aden Lowe wrote a story about a subject that isn’t all that talked about, and moreover, made the antagonist someone who felt he was untouchable. He captured the mindset of a victim and how they often felt that they could love them better or it was just a phase. None the less, Lauren got out and found love with a man that would protect her. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and cannot wait to see what the next book holds. Trick was a very well written character that started off as a bit of a dick (For very good reason) and showed that there is good out there for people if you just look hard enough. He fought to save a woman he never met and in the end found love and a family. He felt he could never give anyone a future and Lauren proved him wrong. While she thought she could love Jared better, or that she had no way out because of lost connections, Trick proved her wrong. He showed her that she could get out, and take down the man that threatened to kill her in the end. Lowe’s book is a hard one to digest, but as a survivor, it made me feel good to know that someone was helping to push the idea that abuse is never ok. Being that this is a male author just makes that even more powerful to me. He showed the darker side of abuse, even if there wasn’t anything too graphic, and proved that no one is above the law. While there is still a long way to go for change, he helped push the conversation along and even gave ways to help victims if needed. I hope others read this book and understand that abuse is nothing to ignore. I also hope this will make the conversations on abuse more powerful and we can start looking at how to help and protect abuse victims, both male and female.

If you, or anyone you know needs help, be sure to read out to RAINN or www.thehotline.org. Both are good places to start with getting tips and advice.

You can grab this book on Amazon, and be sure to add it to your TBR list on Goodreads!

Hotshot| Review

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Title: Hotshot
Author: Ahren Sanders
Release Date: August 29, 2016

Synopsis:
I don’t remember a time I didn’t love Crenshaw Bennett.
I tried to deny it, but my feelings grew deeper.
I thought he could never love me the way I love him.
I was wrong—outrageously, deliriously, and beautifully wrong.
One innocent kiss changes my life forever.
Suddenly, Shaw is mine.
Loyal, devoted, and the most loving man on this Earth.
Together, we create an explosion of fiery passion, devotion, and chemistry I never knew was possible.
All of my dreams are within reach, but I should have known it was too good to be true.
The past always catches up to you, and I’m left staring at my worst nightmare.
Faced with the unthinkable, I am forced to choose between the man I love and a past I cannot change.
Shaw’s fighting like hell to prove we can have it all, but can I find the strength to be the woman he needs?

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31277586-hotshot

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Laid Bare Novella| Review

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Jinny Walter had always been the girl that never fit in. Not at home. Not at school. Not until the night she meets Elijah Prinz and Joel Levine and everything changes.

For eight years, friendship masked a longing no one knew how to unveil. Can Joel and Eli keep from losing the woman they love? Can Jinny finally tell them the truth? Or will their secrets rip the very ground out from beneath them and force them to face the possibility of losing each other forever?

This book is adult and intended for a mature audience.
This book is a Love Letter Novella, a smutty bit of fun to brighten your day.

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Invitica: Salvation (Book 2)| Review

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What is your sanctuary?
For Mickey, he never needed one, he was his own. Until now. In a situation spinning out of control, Mickey is forced to make a move and he’s not sure how to handle it. He’s an intelligent, self-reliant man who never depended on anyone for anything, but now he is alone for the first time in his life, scared.
By accident, he ends up at Invicta, the hottest new male go-go dance club in town. Owners, Kade and Holt, know the behavior all too well, but Mickey’s trust factor is leveling out on zero, until he spots Toryn. Sometimes sanctuary can be found in the strangest of places.

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Invitica: Salvation (Book 1)| Review

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As Kaiden McKenzie and Holt Mitchell prepare to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary, and the grand opening of their new club, Invicta, they take a look back on how their lives together began.
When Holt wakes up to an outraged father, he finds himself suddenly homeless and hungry. With the help and caring of a certain bad guy, Holt finds life isn’t quite so bad as it seems. All he needed was the right man to guide him along.
Kade has spent his life running from anyone and everyone who tries to get close, but when he meets up with Holt, he suddenly finds himself wishing for something more. Who knew he was someone’s knight in shining tattoos…

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Invitica Series By Piper Kay News

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So, for anyone that is a Piper Kay fan, you’ve been waiting for book 3 to come out and the time has finally come! Book 3 comes out September 3rd, which is next Saturday. Watching the comments on her post and event page, people have been waiting for about a year now and are so very excited, it’s like watching a kid go to the zoo for the very first time. It’s absolutely beautiful.

But if you’re like me, you haven’t had the chance to read the first 2 books, and you’re dying to know what’s going on. Don’t worry though, you have the PERFECT chance to get caught up, but only for a limited time! From now until the end of the month, books 1&2 are FREE on amazon. Pop over and grab both copies while they’re free and dive into the word Piper built, that’s left fans craving for the next installment. Learn why they love these books so very much and join in at the event for the release of book 3!

We’ll have reviews of the first 2 books before release of book 3, and hope you all join us in the binge reading!