Guys, I couldn’t put it down!!! #bookreview #RoyalSavage by @VictoriaAauthor

I picked this up a few weeks ago. It must have been on sale or something because contemporary romance purchases do not happen very often on my Kindle account. I remember seeing the cover on Facebook, and once I was done wiping the steady stream of drool from my chin, I one-clicked that shit.

Yesterday, I worked straight through to 7pm with no breaks, so at the end of the day, writing was the last thing on my mind. I hit up my Kindle library in search of something to read and found the cover again.

Like, seriously?!? Can someone point me in the general direction of where they are growing boys that look like him??? I’m there. I’m so there.

LOOK AT THAT COVER!  (*licks computer screen……….again*)

Anyway, I cracked ROYAL SAVAGE, read the first chapter, and I was sold. The first chapter drops you in the middle of a horrific scene, with little-to-no detail about what’s happening. You just know it is *not* good. As hooks go, that first chapter is a damn good one!  I started reading at about 9pm and didn’t put it down until I read THE END at about 3am.  This post is my review of the book.  🙂

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I CAN’T CLOSE MY EYES… I refuse to. Every time I do, all I see is blood, death, and pain. I can feel it – almost taste it, bringing me back to that night.

It doesn’t matter that I’m still breathing; I no longer need it, I no longer want it. I despise it along with everything else around me.
The only thing I long for is to fucking fade away. I’ve given up. Until her at least…

AVALON.

She comes into my world, knocking me on my ass.

It turns me on to have her around me. Makes me want to wrap my hand around her tight little throat and fuck her until she feels my pain, feels the monster in me, but also makes me want to protect her from the very thing that she should be afraid of… me.

Once she sees the damage that I’m capable of; she’ll look at me like everyone else around me does: with fear.

AVALON KNIGHT

HIS EYES… THE DARKNESS IN them draws me to him, making me want to taste him, feel him… and save him. I shouldn’t have gotten on the back of his motorcycle that day. I know that now. Colton warned me. I was told it was dangerous. I was told that nothing would be the same. He was right.

ROYAL is dangerous, dark, and seductive; the very thing that keeps me hanging on, willing to give my last breath just to touch him… breathe him in.

He’s savage, inked, and highly captivating. So different from his brother…

He’s hazardous to my health, mind, and body, yet the only thing that I crave. I want to free him. I want to change his mind, but I’m afraid that he’s already too faded…

 

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It’s a Big Bloggy Update

I’ve been a bad blogger and haven’t posted nearly enough, but I promise this is the turning point.  lol  I have written a blog post to end all blog posts, or, more accurately, to jump-start my blog again.  What you’re going to find in here is an update on the life of me in the last two months and what’s coming next.

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In This Post

  • Working Full Time Update
  • Dance With the Devil Progress & My Writing/Beta Team
  • #AmWriting Project
  • What I’ve Been Watching
  • What I’ve Been Reading

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#2016, Tomorrow’s Trip to Las Vegas for @RockNReadVegas, @BreakingBad_AMC, and the #GoodJuju Jar.

Good afternoon, you sexy bibliophiles!  Just throwing out some quick updates before I disappear for the next few days.  Of course, you’ll be able to find me all over my social media as well, so dont miss the convention updates on my Instagram and Periscope (both @puretextuality), and I’m hoping to get a mid-trip blog post in as well, but I dont know if I’m going to have time.  🙂

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In This Post

  • LAS VEGAS!  I’M COMING FOR YOU!  Rock & Read Author Event
  • COMING SOON:  January 21st Announcement
  • 2016 & The Good Juju Jar
  • What I’m Watching: Breaking Bad – SPOILERS!!!

 

 

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#AAD, #AmericanHorrorStory, and Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller , @AHSFX)

Oh, I have a LOT to talk to you guys about today!  Almost all of it is film related, but I do have some writing related news mixed in here.

And speaking of, I have a ridiculously shitty announcement….

It is with great sadness that I announce I will not be signing at Authors After Dark in Atlanta this year as planned.  I have spoken with the convention director and I’m more than a little heartbroken over having to cancel.  I miss my author friends and I was DYING to get to hang out with readers at the Bump In The Night Ball (my secret costume will just have to wait until next year).

For those who were planning to come see me in Atlanta, I will be doing a one-day only sign up on my site for mail order autographed copies of my books.  I don’t normally offer them online as they are reserved for in-person appearances such as conventions and signings, but I feel awful about having to cancel out of AAD.  I will post that separately in a few days.

Although I won’t be attending AAD this year, please do not cancel your travel plans on my behalf.  There is still going to be a whole arsenal of awesome authors, both bestselling and debut, lots of fun events, and TONS of prizes.  If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, you should totally go and tell them J.M. Gregoire sent you!

Be sure to look at the authors on Facebook right now for this special badge because they’ll be at AAD!

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AAD Attendee Tickets Available Here

One more note!  For my writer friends out there, if you have been wanting to get your hands on Literature and Latte’s Scrivener, but didn’t have the extra cash to lay out the $45, App Sumo is currently offering a deal on the program.  The first 10,000 Sumo-lings to buy it through App Sumo get it for just $20!  Here is the link for those interested.  I don’t make any money off of this or anything.  I just wanted to share.  *smooch*

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Okay, my loves.  Time to get to the film review portion of our morning.  *wink wink*

Jena Sig XXX

 

In This Post:

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(*only mild spoilers, but spoilers nonetheless*)

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Jena’s review of You’re Making Me Hate You by @CoreyTaylorRock!

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Good morning, party people!  Sharing another review of mine from Pure Textuality!

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In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York Times bestselling author and lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour Corey Taylor sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.

Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and—most of all—the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor’s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline—sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.

Holding nothing back and delivered in Taylor’s inimitable voice, You’re Making Me Hate You is a cathartic critique of the strange world in which we find ourselves.

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I finally finished my maiden binge-watch of @Heroes and now Heroes: Reborn can start, like, now. #Heroes #HeroesReborn #IHeartSylar

Good morning and Happy Monday, you sexy bitches!  This weekend, in addition to doing a CRAZY amount of writing (more about that later), I also finished what ended up being a week-long binge watch of the TV series Heroes.  It was my first time watching the series despite having owned the first two seasons on DVD for over two years.  I got them at a charity media sale, but hadn’t gotten around to watching them.  Last weekend, I decided to give it a go, and by episode three or four, I was hooked.  I’ve been watching episodes every night, and this weekend, neither of my kids were home, so I did nothing but write and watch Heroes for two days straight.

It.  Was.  Awesome.

Well, I am done.  As soon as I finished, I opened my laptop and started typing so it would all still be very fresh.  There were some characters I loved.  There were some I hated.  There were even some characters I hated, and then loved.  We’re going to talk about all of them, plus my thoughts on the show as a whole.  🙂

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Here! Have a movie review or two. (@ChefTheFilm , @TheLoftMovie , @Jon_Favreau , @JohnLeguizamo , #KarlUrban)

Last night, I went home with the intent of doing a read-through of Dance With the Devil.  Well, a read-through of what I have written, anyway.  Instead, I decided to curl up with my e-cigarette (four days in and still smoke free!!) and embrace my inner couch potato.  My daughter and I watched Finding Carter, and then, once she went to bed, I watched The Loft.

Oh………..my……………gawd…………….

My jaw is still sore from hitting the floor so many times.

On top of that, I watched Chef this past weekend, a Jon Favreau flick I have been SUPER-excited for.  Have any of you seen this movie?????  OMFG!!!  You haven’t?!?!?!  You NEED TO!!!!

Today I am going to talk a little bit about both.  There might be some gushing, so, please, feel free to bring your barf bags.  And don’t worry, both reviews are SPOILER-FREE.

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In This Post:

  • Review of The Loft
  • Review of Chef

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#TheJudge, #GoingClear, and #amwriting…. (@RobertDowneyJr)

Hey peeps!  I let you all know on Saturday’s blog post, but in case you missed it, I spent a good portion of my weekend writing (yay!!!).  However, yesterday I spent most of the day fighting a really bad headache.  Since I was stuck in bed, I decided to watch a few movies. Are we really surprised?

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In this post:

  • Micro-Review of The Judge
    Drama starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall
  • Micro-Review of Going Clear
    Documentary on the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.
  • Writing Update

 

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My review of Unseen can now be seen! <– See what I did there?

Good morning, minions!!! I thought I would share another one of my reviews from Pure Textuality. My homie Amber Lynn Natusch had another title come out on Tuesday (I know, right?!?!?! She’s a writing MACHINE!!) and I had the pleasure of reading the book before it hit ereaders. Unseen is the second book in a new series of her, a dark fantasy series, and a part of me feels like I have a brand on my forehead which reads TRAITOR because I think I actually like this series better than her Caged series. *GASP* As always, the review is spoiler free. Enjoy!

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91WA8tVNRnL._SL1500_Welcome to the Kingdom of Hades, where even its prodigal princess sleeps lightly.

After fighting Soul Stealers in Detroit, Khara hoped to return home to find answers in her father’s realm. But the land of the dead offers little information, and far too much tragedy. Now cut off from her brothers, and left only with her dark and unreliable companion Oz, Khara must navigate the centuries-old webs of deceit and betrayal, all while eluding the Underworld’s most depraved inhabitant. But she soon finds an unexpected ally in her adopted sister Persephone. Together, they endeavor to right a terrible wrong. And as Khara soon discovers, there’s more riding on her success than she ever thought possible.

 

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Want to know what I am up to???

AFTERNOON, MINIONS!!!!

I finally have a chance to breathe and wanted to stop in to give you all an update on how things are coming along, both with my writing and life in general.

As you know, Suffering and Speak of the Devil have both been unleashed upon the masses. Now I wait. Reviews are just starting to roll in, and I am happy to report they’ve all been pretty frikkin stellar. Speak of the Devil is getting a very warm reception and I am super-excited to have paperbacks in my hands soon (I ordered the proofs yesterday!!!!).

My one-month break from writing plain and simply didn’t happen. It’s not a bad thing, though! I started working on Dance With the Devil (Demon Legacy #3) before Christmas and shortly after New Years, I started on Bad Wolf.  What is Bad Wolf, you ask????  Keep reading to find out!

 

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K.C. Stewart’s Hailey Holloway series is going to be so much fun to follow! #review #urbanfantasy #dragons #badassery

spark-ebook (1)Copywriter by day, nerd by night, Hailey Holloway is living the post college dream. Her life may not be flashy and exciting but it’s enough for her. After a late night at work, Hailey stumbles upon two dragons brawling in the middle of Philadelphia. In an act of kindness and lapse of sanity, she comforts the dragon who was left behind to die. In doing so she inadvertently invited the soul of Dacea into herself for safe keeping. Hailey just wants to live her life as simply and quietly as possible but with the voice of a disembodied dragon in her head, she has little hope of achieving her goal.

Dacea will do anything to be free of Hailey, a human who is moments from checking herself into a psychiatric ward. He is grateful to be alive, but at what cost to his sanity? The dragon world is in upheaval. Green is at war with Red, and he is of no use to anyone while stuck with Hailey.

The solution to their problem is not without its risks. But just how far will Hailey go to be free of the dragon?

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I HAVE THE WORST BOOK HANGOVER EVER…and it’s all @SimoneNicoleBks ‘s fault!

Sharing another review of mine from Pure Textuality. If you’re friends with me on Facebook or have liked my fan page, you saw me raving about this like a lunatic when I finished reading it last night. Awesome frikkin book! Loved it!  AND it’s only $0.99 on Kindle right now.  🙂

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Ahead of the DarknessIt has been a long, long time since I’ve seen your little face, chérie. Not once did you visit. That really hurt; after all, it was thanks to you I was convicted. That’s not something you forget.

I thought it was time— a visit was due. Seeing as you wouldn’t come to me, I thought it only right I come to you. Sadly, you weren’t home, but your furry feline was more than accommodating . . .

I’ll be seeing you soon, mon chérie. I’ll always find you . . .

For six years, a letter has dictated Amelia’s future. She’s running from a past that refuses to stop, always trying to get one step ahead. Amelia is clever and resilient, and refuses to slip up.

Relying only on herself, she’ll be anything and anyone she needs to survive. But everyone slips up . . . eventually. You can’t always stay ahead of the darkness.

 

 

 

 

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MAGIC BREAKS WAS ABSOFRIKKINLUTELY AWESOME! So much badassery!! ( @ilona_andrews #MagicBreaks #KateDaniels )

Sharing another one of my reviews from Pure Textuality. This is one of my absolute favorite urban fantasy series!!!  Light on the romance, heavy on the badassery!  If my character Dez aspired to be anyone else, it would probably be Kate.  Enjoy!

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magicbreaksNo matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…

 

 

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