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Take My Picture by Giselle Ellis

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Aaron has no idea what he’s walking into when he shows up to pose for a famous—and famously bad-tempered—photographer. He certainly doesn’t expect to end up working as Jake’s assistant for five frustrating, thrilling, and crazy years instead of in front of the camera.

It all works until Jake realizes Aaron has become the focus of his life, a life that’s threatened when Aaron actually leaves him to start a relationship with someone else. Though it breaks his heart, Jake realizes he has to set his beloved muse free to have any chance of winning Aaron back.

Reprint: This short story was originally published in the Dreamspinner Press anthology Size Still Matters.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.ca/Take-My-Picture-ebook/dp/B003TLMKQE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382610859&sr=8-1&keywords=Take+My+Picture

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5 I UGLY CRIED STARS

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Beautiful
Agonizing
Best friends turn lovers
Fears
Tests
Love
Love
Love

Did you hear that sound? What was that?

Oh just my heart shattering into a million lil pieces, no biggie 56% thru

What was that? Did you feel that??

Oh just the earth moving, no biggie 90%

I would like to thank Giselle Ellis for not describing any of the sex btwn the “fucks” and the boyfriends. I think if I had to read those I might have DIED 

And because we have determined that I am a kiss slut~ thatFIRST KISS WAS EPIC 

I HEART THIS BOOK….. BIG TIME

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Mare~Slitsread

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Glitterland by Alexis Hall

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The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand.

Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations.

Then a chance encounter at a stag party throws him into the arms of Essex boy Darian Taylor, an aspiring model who lives in a world of hair gel, fake tans, and fashion shows. By his own admission, Darian isn’t the crispest lettuce in the fridge, but he cooks a mean cottage pie and makes Ash laugh, reminding him of what it’s like to step beyond the boundaries of anxiety.

But Ash has been living in his own shadow for so long that he can’t see past the glitter to the light. Can a man who doesn’t trust himself ever trust in happiness? And how can a man who doesn’t believe in happiness ever fight for his own?

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Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1a8G1mc

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/Hhbbid

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Silvana's Review

I Read the reviews, still didn’t think I would love it so much!!
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This book was clever and very well written, it manages to capture your attention from the first page! It was funny, had me laughing a lot, it was sad where some parts tore at my heart strings, it was also hopeful!

Reading Ash’s thoughts made me love him, I understood his plight, his fears and actions! Even what he did at the wedding I understood and felt for him. What I didn’t like is what he did not do afterwards, what I willed him to do and he didn’t!

DARIAN I HEART YOU SO! The guy may not be as educated as Ash and his friends but he seemed to have it figured out and spoke his mind, clearly knew what he wanted out of life.

“Maybe it ain’t abaht coping or not coping. Maybe it’s just abaht wanting to be wif someone.”
“You’re so fucking naïve.”

Darian was indeed naive but I loved his reasoning and you can’t deny the man’s logic, hated seeing him wounded as he was such a sweetheart but he handled it so well and forgave so easily.

Loved the banter in this book, whether between Ash and Darian or with their friends. When Ash was discussing how to make salad with Amy, I was laughing throughout the conversation.

“Ash,” she asked, “did you ring me because I’m the only person with a vagina you know?”
“Um . . .”
“Because, you know you don’t need a vagina to prepare a salad, right? In fact, I have it on good authority that there are salads prepared sans vaginas all the time.”
“Can you stop saying vagina over and over again? It’s scaring me.”
“It serves you right for being sexist. Vagina.”

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As For Niall, would love to read more and for him to have his own book would be epic, I hated him with a passion then he grew on me.

To Mare,  for recommending another awesome book….
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To Alexis Hall
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5++++++++++++ STARS, this book did truly glitter and dazzle!

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^^^^ Had to use this gif because it reminded me of Darian saying this to Ash  “You’re so pale, babes. Fink I must have some kind of fing for vampires or summin.” … God I love this book!

A MUST READ, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Silvana ❤

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Dark Soul: The Complete Collection (Dark Soul #1-5) by Aleksandr Voinov

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Love lights even the darkest soul.

A killer’s moral compass rarely points true, and among made men, being gay is a capital crime. But Silvio Spadaro, deadly prodigy and heir to a Family fortune, is determined to find his own way–at the feet of the man he loves or by the barrel of a gun–no matter the dangers or costs.

Stefano Marino lives a comfortable–some might even say enviable–life. As a mob boss at the top of the food chain, he has it all: money, respect, a beautiful wife he loves as much now as the day they wed. But he also has a turf war on his hands, and far too soft a heart for this dark business.

When Silvio is sent to help Stefano with his turf war, sparks fly. Stefano loves his wife, but he wants Silvio. It’s a desire he hardly knows how to process, but Silvio, ever the patient predator, maneuvers Stefano closer and closer to his bed each day. Stefano resists; giving in to these dark desires means giving up on his marriage, and exposure would surely mean death. Yet there’s no denying Silvio’s magnetic pull, or the long-repressed urges inside himself. Yielding is inevitable, but he may yet find a way to hold on to everything–and everyone–he loves.

Amazon US : http://amzn.to/1ccuHuQ

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Amazon link to Aleksandr Voinov author’s page : http://amzn.to/H9bbBr

Silvana's Review

5  STARS!

WOW, what I just read was twisted, wrong and SO DELICIOUS!

I want more but there is no more 😦

I heart Silvio and I already picked names for our children!

However I loved Stefano the most since he made his first appearance in book 1! Having said that, I lost a bit of respect for him regarding his last decision but the ending did make up for it and I wasn’t as angry with him, we made up and  agreed on Silvio as a name  if we ever have a boy #agirlcandream!

If these two won’t have me, I am more than happy with Donata as she  is amazing, our boy’s name will be Stefano.

I wonder if Franco will have me!!

Seriously though, I loved reading these books, was glad I had the chance to read them back to back as I could not put them down! The time Silvio and Stefano spent holed up in the hotel suite had me swooning, yummy.

Nothing is sweeter than a strong man caring for a puppy, made me love Silvio more……

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This was my first read by Aleksandr but sure will not be my last!

 

Silvana ❤

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Under the Skin by Nicki Bennett, Ariel Tachna

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Police detective Patrick Flaherty has no illusions about Russian mobster Alexei Boczar, but that doesn’t stop his fascination with the bodyguard to one of the most ruthless families in Chicago’s growing Eastern European crime community. From the moment Patrick meets Alexei’s eyes over the body of another Russian mobster, Alexei is a thorn in Patrick’s side, refusing to cooperate with the police and turning all of Patrick’s questions back on him. Alexei’s hard-as-nails persona whets Patrick’s professional determination to get the information he’s sure the gangster is hiding, while personally Patrick just wants to get his hands on Alexei’s hard body.

The tattoos marking Alexei’s skin tell the story of his criminal past, but the more Patrick learns about Alexei, the more he wants to know, until he finds himself over his head in a relationship that might cost him his job and could well cost Alexei his life. Alexei is equally fascinated by Patrick’s willingness to overlook his past and even his present associations, but he has secrets of his own that could drive a wedge between them forever.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.ca/Under-the-Skin-ebook/dp/B005LDBO1A/ref=sr_1_2_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1382270265&sr=8-2&keywords=Under+the+Skin

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THIS BOOK!!!!!

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This book had me completely wrapped for the chemistry that shot off the pages for the 2 MC’s

I usually can’t go for a book that has sex in the 1st chapter, cause I feel as if it was too soon, not enough time to get to know the characters, not enough feelings that I can wrap myself around and get lost…BUT… this book wrapped me around it’s pages, kept me, entrapped me, owned me

There are a few things that I love when I read a book

  • Mafia
  • M/M romance
  • Tattoos
  • Assassins
  • 2 people from different walks of life that find each other and move past their differences to see the true soul underneath
  • Sex talk in another language

You could feel the angst, the love, the pain, the LOVE on every single page.

A cop and a bodyguard/Voya/mafia hit man. Working against each other and side by side the whole time. Right, wrong, death, reborn… you will find it all in this book

The first time they had sex face to face… The sweetest, most sexiest, most freaking awesome part in this whole book!!

“Ya tebya lyublyu.”

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The angst…. OMG… GUT WRENCHING

“To what end?” Patrick asked hoplessly. “So we can keep tearing strips off each other like we did last night? I don’t know how much more my heart can take.”

Twining his fingers in Patrick’s clasp, Alexei brushed the soft hair away from his lover’s forehead with his other hand. “I cannot stay away,” he admitted softly. “I am not alive when my heart is here with you.” 

The Chemistry!! I think my ereader is burned, it still feels too hot to touch 24 hours later….

“Touch me, Malysh….”

“What does that word mean?” he asked softly…..

“Means little one’….. he answered, groaning when Patrick’s fingers moved on their own violation to tweak the sensitive points. “Baby….”

…”Pozhaluysta,” he whispered against his lover’s heart. “Patya, touch me.”…

“Only way you can hurt me is not to touch me.” he asserted, the words vibrating against Patrick’s lips.

He rolled his hips gently, making them slide against each other, hissing at the simple touch. “Ya tebya lyubyu.”…

“Need you.”…

“Don’t hide behind words I don’t understand,” he pleaded…

“Tell me what they mean, Lyosha please.”

“Love you,” he vowed, his voice soft but strong. “Means I love you.”

The writing of this book was superb, the story line exactly what I NEED

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Recommended to anyone!!!

Mare~Slitsread

 

 

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St. Nacho’s (St. Nacho’s #1) by Z.A. Maxfield

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Cooper has spent the last three years running from a painful past. He’s currently moving from town to town, working in restaurant kitchens, and playing his violin for tips. As soon as he starts to feel comfortable anywhere—with anyone—he moves on. He’s aware that music may be the only human language he still knows. Ironically, the one man he’s wanted to communicate with in all that time is deaf.

Shawn is part of a deaf theater group at the nearby college. Shawn wants Cooper as soon as they meet and he begins a determined flirtation. Cooper is comfortable with down and dirty sex, just not people. As far as Shawn is concerned, dirty sex is win-win, but he wants Cooper to let him into the rest of his life as well.

Cooper needs time to heal and put his past away for good. Shawn needs to help Cooper forgive himself and accept that he can be loved. Both men find out that when it comes to the kind of healing love can bring, the sleepy beachside town of Santo Ignacio, “St. Nacho’s” as the locals call it, may just be the very best place to start.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practices.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.ca/St-Nachos-ebook/dp/B003FMV3YW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381102698&sr=1-1&keywords=9781596328297

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HMMMM THIS BOOK IS GOING INTO MY TOP 5 READS OF 2013
WHY?
CAUSE IT BROUGHT OUT SO MUCH EMOTION IN ME, IT MADE ME THINK OF MY 1ST LOVE, IT HIT HOME HARD…I THINK I HIGHLIGHTED.EVERY.PAGE.OF.THIS.BOOK
HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEONE WHO WAS BROKEN? WHO WAS DEVASTATED BY A SERIES OF EVENTS THAT COULD  NOT HAVE BEEN IF YOU JUST CHOSE PATH B INSTEAD OF A??
ITS HARD…. A HARD RIDE FOR BOTH PARTIES, UNFAIR MOST TIMES, ANGERED ALL THE TIME AND JUST….JUST… JUST FUCKED!

“Baby, please come back
It wasn’t you, baby it was me
Maybe our relationship isn’t as crazy as it seems
Maybe that’s what happens when a tornado meets a volcano
All I know is I love you too much to walk away though”
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BUT YOU CONTINUE TO LOVE BECAUSE UNDER ALL THAT BROKEN F’D UP PORTION THERE IS A HEART OF GOLD WAITING TO BE FOUND… BUT NOT BY YOU, CAUSE HE ISN’T YOUR DESTINY…YOUR DESTINY IS SOMEWHERE WAITING FOR YOU TO GRAB HOLD… AND IN ORDER TO SAVE YOURSELF, YOU LEAVE… CAUSE YOU HAVE TO… CAUSE HE WAS NEVER YOUR FOREVER IN THE 1ST PLACE….

WHEN YOU RUN FROM YOUR PAST, HOPING TO FORGET. BUT THAT BITCH CALLED MEMORY DOESN’T LET YOU? WHEN YOU TRY TO MOVE ON BUT YOU’RE SCARED AND LONELY AND NEED… AND THEN BAM… DESTINY SUCKER PUNCHES YOU RIGHT IN YOUR FACE

WHEN YOU MEET HIM, AND YOU KNOW… YOU JUST KNOW…. THIS WAS YOUR PATH… YOU ARE FINALLY ON THE RIGHT ONE!

BUT THEN HE CALLS…. AND YOU GO… CAUSE YOU LOVE HIM, YOU WILL ALWAYS LOVE HIM, BUT YOU’RE JUST NOT IN LOVE WITH HIM…. BUT IT TAKES THIS, THIS MOMENT OF INSANITY TO GIVE YOU YOUR CLARITY..

YOU FOUND YOUR HAPPY EVER AFTER AND YOU JUST PRAY THAT HE DOES TOO…

THAT’S WHAT THIS BOOK WAS FOR ME, TO ME

ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING READS I HAVE READ BY FAR THIS YEAR

MARE~SLITSREAD

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Captive Prince: Volume Two (Captive Prince, #2) by S.U. Pacat, C.S. Pacat

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“This was Vere’s most powerful lords unfurling their banners for war.”

With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master Prince Laurent must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot.

Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgeling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow…

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Amazon US : http://amzn.to/19u3tI6

Amazon UK : http://amzn.to/15UIYnA

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BN : http://bit.ly/196pLDB

Silvana's Review

First I will have to thank Mare for recommending this and YOU WERE RIGHT AGAIN but you and I will have a talk about not warning me about the cliffhanger!

This book was everything the first one was times two, IT WAS THAT GOOD!

The ending killed me!! I did know there was a third book but the cliffhanger ugh!

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Now to wait for the next one which is apparently not until 2014!!!!

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Silvana ❤

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Sibling Rivals by Summer Devon

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Meeting the family shouldn’t be this complicated.

As the designated slacker of the family, Peter Stevens was accustomed to being eclipsed by his “perfect” older brother, Mark. But when Mark came out to their parents one Christmas vacation, it was his turn to be the black sheep.

Even more surreal was Peter’s brief encounter with his brother’s boyfriend, Colin. The unmistakable sparks between them shook the foundations of his confirmed heterosexuality. Years later, when they meet again as graduate student and professor, that bone-deep attraction is still there.

Thanks to the emotional scars Mark left behind, Colin has had his fill of Stevens men. Having Peter at his university shouldn’t be a problem though, as he knows the younger man is straight. But when Colin realizes the electricity sizzles both ways, he can’t resist indulging in a passionate affair.

Yet some old flames stubbornly refuse to die. This time, Peter refuses to step aside—and when an emergency brings the family together again, Colin must decide if it’s worth the risk to trust another Stevens brother with his heart.

Warning: This book contains an adorable professor who gets invited home for a very complicated holiday, a perfect relationship with “Mr. Right”, and a dangerous crush on “Mr. Wrong”.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.ca/Sibling-Rivals-ebook/dp/B00CZ8MCGK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380943273&sr=8-1&keywords=Sibling+Rivals

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2.5 ROUNDED UP TO 3 STARS FOR ME

READING TO ME IS FEELING NEED TO FEEL THE EMOTIONS BURNING UP THE PAGES OR IN MY CASE BURING MY HANDS ON MY EREADER… I DIDN’TFEEL THAT WITH THIS BOOK

THE STORY LINE~ GOOD CONCEPT BUT I COULDN’T GET ATTACHED TO EITHER OF THESE GUYS CAUSE IT WAS ALL JUST SORT OF…. FLUFFY

I’VE ROUNDED UP TO 3 BECAUSE THE 1ST TIME PETER (PEETAH IN ENGLISH) WAS WITH A MAN WAS FREAKING HOTT! HE TOOK IT ON LIKE.A.CHAMP

THE FACE SCENE~WOWZA

HIS COMPARISONS BETWEEN A WOMAN AND MAN~PRICELESS AND MADE ME GIGGLE

ALL IN ALL, IF YOU LIKE FLUFF, COMING OUT ROMANCES AND RIVALRY BTWN BROTHERS READ THE BOOK

MARE~SLITSREAD(

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