From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author JB Salsbury
I knew nothing about this book before starting. As most of you know, going in blind is always my first choice. I saw the cover and knew I wanted to read it,so I didn’t even read the synopsis. If at all possible, I suggest you do the same. But if you just have to know a little ..keep reading for my spoiler free review.
The body and mind are resilient and powerful when forced to endure unimaginable trauma and heart wrenching pain…. Lucas has survived an ordeal no one should ever have to go through and coped the best way he knew how. Now a nomad just looking for a home, a place to fit in, and a place where no one knows who he is and what he’s done, he finds himself in Payson. A small town that offers something Lucas needs, a home and a job to feel as close to normal as he possible can..
With too many bad memories, Shyann is forced to return to Payson with her tail between her legs. A town she was hoping to never set foot in again. When she meets a mysterious man that is timid, shy, and she is magnetically drawn to.
The prologue hooked me! I love a suspenseful beginning that makes you hold your breath and pray for a character you’ve just met. Your heart will instantly fall for Lucas, the more you turn the pages the more in love with him you’ll be. The book is in multiple POV and it’s perfect to see the inner workings of each character and see through their eyes the battles that they face and feel what they feel.
While I did struggle through a lot of the beginning of the book it did captivate me at the 35% (ish) mark. I think my only true issue was with Shyann’s character. She’s a spoiled brat that graded on my nerves. But that’s just her and I completely believe in a character being who they are. But I found that she didn’t have a lot of character consistency till we get closer to the middle of the book where we start to see her grow and come into her own. Towards the middle of the book it didn’t read like a struggle anymore. Almost as if the author was refueled and energized. I’m glad I continued because it was well worth it. It’s a great read that I would totally recommend it.
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Back to the beginning.. See how it all started in this quick easy read that you won’t be able to put down.
This is the first time c.c wood has written anything in this era. I am in awe and can’t understand why she hasn’t done this before. I loved this book. While it is a “historical” per say… There isn’t a lot time spent on era descriptions (that I sometimes find SO ANNOYING and over done because in my opinion it takes away from the story) C.C sweeps us away into the past to where it all began….You are consumed with the character and the story right off the bat. I am in LOVE with this book and I really can’t wait to see where it’s going to take us.
Well written & Hooked on yet another series by CC Wood
Title: Destined by Blood
Series: Bitten Origins #1
Author: CC Wood
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 17
Just Another Book Bitch Guest Reviewer, Nicole Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is my first book by this author and it most certainly will not be the last. Politically Incorrect is smartly written, witty, engaging, sexy and while it does throw you into the world of politics it isn’t off putting nor will it smother you with too many details. Do not let the political framework of this book keep you from reading it. At it’s core is a sexy, steamy romance between 45 year old DNC consultant, Elizabeth McNeal and her client, 34 year old Texas congressman, William “Liam” Baxter. Their romance is a slow burn filled with witty banter, sexy innuendos and tension so thick you can feel it. I am blown away by McDonald’s writing. She was able to thrust me into a world of politics, which I hate (I mean who LOVES politics?), have me captivated by her every word, rooting for Liam and Liz to finally get together and when they do FINALLY get together, oh my STARS. The lust they harbor for each other gets unleashed and it’s explosive. Gone is the gentlemen Liam has made himself be in public and in his place is a beast hungry for Elizabeth. I envy her. It is a blessed woman who can instill that kind of passion in a man and I LOVE reading about them!! Politically Incorrect is a safe read, there is no cheating involved and ends in a sweet HEA. There is some drama, this is a book revolving around politics after all. I absolutely loved this book and look forward to reading more by this author. If you enjoy a romance built on a slow burn with explosive rewards, this one will hit the spot.
Copy received directly from the author for an honest review.
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Sex. Lies. Greed. Power. Scandal. Politics.
Political strategist, Elizabeth McNeal has been called a lot of things throughout her career—bitch being at the top of the list—but she doesn’t let it get to her. She’s bold, she’s blunt, and she takes orders from no one. This is how she’s survived working in a man’s world. She’s the master of diversion, and her specialty is winning an election—no matter the cost.
That is, until she meets her new client, Democratic candidate, Congressman William Baxter. Kind, considerate, insanely handsome, honest, and ten years her junior, he’s a unicorn among politicians. He infuriates her. He challenges her. Most of all, he makes her see past the scandalous world of politics and helps her to discover the heart of the woman inside her.
With sparks flying between them and the election rapidly approaching, the last thing either of them need is to be caught in a compromising position. Some lines are meant to be crossed and some rules broken, but for Elizabeth and Liam is it worth the cost of being politically incorrect?
Zoe Thorne and I’m just an ordinary woman. My life is mundane, and that’s
perfectly fine with me; I work a boring job, watch TV, read books, and sleep
alone. There’s nothing special about me.
that I can see ghosts.
suffering years of rejection due to my freakish ability, I’m determined to hide
my “gift” from others. That is until I meet Malachi Flemming and his peculiar
yet amusing friends. Mal hosts a paranormal web show titled The Wraith Files and when he discovers
my talent, he offers me a job. Well, offer may not be the right word.
won’t take no for an answer.
night, we stumble across a spirit on the side of a deserted, country road. He
seems lost and scared, convinced someone murdered him. Mal’s interest is piqued
and he insists on helping me investigate the accident. The deeper we dig, the
clearer it becomes that the killer doesn’t want us to discover the truth.
people will go to any lengths to keep their secrets buried. Sometimes it’s best
not to wake the dead unless you plan to join them.
YES!!! A new series by C.C. Wood. I am absolutely in LOVE with her PNR. Her Bitten series is still one of my favorites. I was so excited to read this. CC is a skilled author who can create lovable real characters that you can identify with. They’ll remind you of your best friend, or someone you wish could be….
As you know I hate spoilers in a review. So what I will tell you is that this book has the beginning sparks of a sweet swoon worthy romance, humor that will have you giggling out in public, and mystery that will keep you guessing. I didn’t find a dull moment while reading. I did however find that my cheeks hurt from smiling the whole time! The banter is witty and laugh out loud funny. The story gives us three relatable strong female character and three male characters that you will absolutely LOVE. They are each good looking and charismatic fun guys that will steal you heart. (like read this quick and claim your hottie before your book bitch tries to swoop in and take him from you!)
Don’t Wake the Dead is the first book in The Wraith files. I’ve come to realize that in a series by CC, each book blows me away more than the last! If the amazing epilogue is any indication, we are in for one hell of an amazing ride in the Wraith Files!
I . CAN . NOT . WAIT for the next installment, I’ll be picking up the next book in a heartbeat! And may or may not hassle her until it is delivered to my kindle
Copy received for an honest review
up either reading or playing the piano.
Years later, she’s still not grown up and doing the same things. Since the voices in her head never shut up,
C.C. decided to share their crazy stories and started writing books.
girl at home, C.C.’s non-writing time is usually spent cleaning up poopy
diapers or feeding the poop machine.
Sometimes she teaches piano, cooks, or spends time bugging her hubby and
A short story of 5K words released for The Eve Appeal. All profits on the sales of this book will be donated to the women’s cancer charity. Forgotten Desires is a small story with a big message to women everywhere.
Note to readers: This eBook features samples of chapters from Jodi’s published works, including the first chapter of THIS MAN – the 1st book of the This Man Trilogy, and the first chapter of ONE NIGHT: PROMISED – the 1st book of the One Night Trilogy.
About the short story…
Kelly has fallen into the humdrum of everyday life. Her fulfilment is found in the washing, the cleaning, the ironing and running herself into the ground with her job. She’s not sure when it happened, but the fun, spontaneity and excitement in her life was lost somewhere along the way.
So when she’s asked out on a date by a gorgeous man who demands her attention, Kelly’s not so sure she’s up for it. It’s been a while, to say the least. It would be easy to refuse, stay at home, finish that pile of ironing, and then answer some work emails. The thought of being so organised alone brings a smile to her face. But with the encouragement of her best friend, she bites the bullet and goes all out. Bye-bye ironing, hello gorgeous man. She doesn’t know where this Kelly has been, but she quite likes her, and she doesn’t plan on misplacing her again.
“For every woman who forgets to think about themselves”
~Jodi Ellen Malpas
Kelly, starts us off with the agonizing turmoil every woman wrestles with before a night now. Consumed with self doubt and desperately craving to be perceived as a sexy desirable woman…
With two great allies (wine and her best friend), An ace up her sleeve, and the perfect dress, Kelly is prepared to tackle an evening she’ll never forget… with the sexiest man she knows.
**WARNING**Have a careful grasp on that kindle. While this short 5K story doesn’t go into too much depth, you’ll still need to watch as the sparks fly as soon as Kelly and Mr. Right are in the same room. Jodi Ellen Malpas has a way of making me instantly love her characters. I couldn’t help the smile on my face almost the entire time I read this. 5 thousand words that made an instant impression on my heart.
This short read is for a great cause, to make you smile and to remind us ..
We’re still desirable woman .. we just need a little reminding every once in awhile.
All profits on the sales of this book will be donated to the women’s cancer charity The Eve Appeal
He ruined me.
Even though I knew he was playing games, I couldn’t resist him. He was under my skin, in my blood, and deep in my bones.
He saved me.
My life was a lie and I had no idea. He forced me to see the truth. Although it hurt, he healed me.
Because of him, I was strong enough to survive.
Without another word to me, he picked up the handset again and clicked it. “Jack, after you take out the trash, there’re two women at table fifteen. Tell them that King will be taking Jena home and that their tab is on the house.”
“No problem, boss.”
King’s eyes never left my face during this exchange. When he was done, he dropped the radio on the desk again.
“Now, you’re girls are taken care of and you and I need to have a chat.”
I straightened my shoulders. “Like I said, King, I appreciate your help but I’m leaving.”
“Sit. Your. Ass. Down. Jena,” he barked.
“Fuck you, King!” I shouted.
Suddenly he was right in front of me, no, practically on top of me, his left arm wrapping around me and pulling me tightly against his body. His right hand twisted in my hair, yanking my head back so hard it almost hurt.
I didn’t understand why, but I felt that tugging somewhere else on my body. Somewhere much lower.
“Don’t say it unless you mean it, darlin’,” he snarled.
Then he kissed me.
All Or Nothing is book 1 in the new Wicked Games series by C.C. Wood
All or Nothing contains some of my favorite aspects in any novel.
A sexy, demanding, overprotective alpha….
A no nonsense, independent, headstrong heroine that I think everyone can connect with…
Let me just jump right into the fact that I LOVE the men in this novel. Each Alpha introduced is better than the last. You won’t be able to help but fall in instant lust with them.
King comes off so cocky and sexy, that we instantly want him just as bad, if not more than Jena does! Jena has a love hate relationship with King. (And let’s be honest….that’s better than instalove 99% of the time anyway, right!) The physical attraction they have towards each other leaps off the pages and gives us one thigh clenching erotic read. Combine that unexpected twists, and you have a 5 star read and a great beginning to what is sure to be a fantastic series.
What I love about CC Wood’s writing style is that it’s full of character, story, and twists. She doesn’t pad her novel’s with “fluff” to hit word count. Which saves us from any dull moments or stale reading time, hoping that the books picks up again.No matter what she writes I know that each book to come is sure to be better than the last.
I CAN’T WAIT for the next Wicked Games!
CC Wood is a native Texan that grew up either reading or playing the piano. Years later, she’s still not grown up and doing the same things. Since the voices in her head never shut up, C.C. decided to share their crazy stories and started writing books.
Now that she has a baby girl at home, C.C.’s non-writing time is usually spent cleaning up poopy diapers or feeding the poop machine. Sometimes she teaches piano, cooks, or spends time bugging her hubby and two beagles. Follow CC on Facebook and Goodreads. She also has a website that offers special content and updates.