Archive | July 21, 2014

Review- the Payment Series- Cassandra Carr

 

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*****NOW WITH BRAND NEW SECOND EDITION OF BOOK 2, POSSESSED*****

Catrina Carter is in over her head. Way over her head. She’s in debt and, short of bankruptcy, which wouldn’t happen fast enough to pay the creditors nipping at her heels, Catrina has few choices. Eviction is coming any day, and even though she traded in her great car for a “more affordable” model, it’s about to be repossessed too. Catrina goes to Debt Management Associates, or DMA, for help.

The cost for DMA’s help is something she never thought she could pay, but out of options, Catrina agrees to serve a man who pays her debt in full, and begins training in how to please him. Jared. Her new benefactor. He is tasked with helping Catrina get her life back on track, in addition to taking his pleasure with her and ordering her to oblige friends, colleagues, and even total strangers sexually on his whim.

When Catrina leaves the DMA program after her one year term of service, will she be able to keep the lessons Jared literally spanked into her topmost in her mind, or will old habits rear their designer heads?

NOTE: The Payment Series is a serial. They are best read in order and are not really standalone stories.

WARNING: This series contains material some readers might find objectionable. If dark erotica themes bother you, please do not purchase this series.

Diana’s Review

I read this book free for an honest review.   So here it is.  Overall, I love the books.   In fact, I found it difficult to put down.  But it challenged the limits of my tolerances at some points, especially the couple scenes at the biker bar.   Luckily I love a challenge.

I could not imagine what kind of desperation would send me to this organization to get bailed out of severe financial problems.  As I read this story, I could feel Catrina Carter’s desperation.   I could read in the story her acceptance of this voluntary form of punishment and reform.   I also came to believe that for her it was a last ditch desperate move and not necessarily the right move, but  . . . I actually couldn’t think of something else that would help her reign in her spending.   The 3rd of the 3 books Boxed Set is definitely the best.  And much of what I felt from Catrina’s character seemed to be true.   I do not want to provide any kind of spoilers in my review though I am sure there are others who will.

****Please be warned and don’t be stupid**** this book is not for the sensitive soul or the soul that needs a true HEA with flowers and boxes of candy.   There is sexual degradation used as punishment.   Spanking, anal sex, sex with multiple strangers in a public setting.  Don’t buy this book just to turn around and bash the author because you cannot handle the subject matter.    This is my civic conscience speaking to you.   Make no mistake I liked this series.   It brings you in and messes with your emotions and spits you out at the end in a masterful way.

Bottom line. . . I will read more of this author’s books because I like how she tells her story.

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Blog Tour ~ La Cosa Nostra This Thing of Ours ~ Amie Nichols

la cosa nostra blog tourThis is a standalone book meant for mature readers.

Harper Troy, like most students, was working her way through college barely making it by. She hears about an opening at a well known gentleman’s club, The Guardian, ran by a very well known Chicago Family, the Tarseta’s. Even though the uniform is very revealing and the other waitresses are catty bitches, the money is worth it.

Until she meets the youngest Tarseta, Liam. He’s Chicago’s most eligible bachelor and drop dead gorgeous. She feels an instant attraction. Being a known playboy, Harper fights the attraction and his advances.
Liam has his eyes on Harper the moment he sees her. Being different and not falling for his charms, he is determined to break her down. But Harper refuses to be another notch on his bed post.
Just when Liam is breaking down Harper’s barriers, he learns some shocking news that changes everything. Can he make her see they are meant to be together, or will he lose her forever?

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I had just popped the tab of my Diet Coke when the door opens. Like déjà vu, Liam enters the locker room, except this time I am sitting with my legs crossed and fully clothed.

“I just wanted to make sure you were all right,” Liam says in his ridiculously sexy voice. Jesus, what is with this guy?

“Yes, why wouldn’t I be?” I ask, sounding maybe a little harsher than I had planned.

“My father was very rude. I wanted to apologize for his candor,” he says, all debonair and provocatively. “I think my uncle Matty has a huge crush on you.” He chuckles.

“He’s old enough to be my father,” I say bluntly, with a little disgust.

“Ouch! I won’t tell him you said that.” He winces. “You’re really not interested, though?” he asks and I just shrug.

“Yeah, really.”

“It’s just that most of the girls who work here would be jumping at the chance to land my Uncle.” Liam just exudes sex in everything he says. I want to yell at him, “You have got to be kidding me, stop talking and fuck me already!”

I feel my face turn hot at my thoughts and turn my head away from him.

“Well, Mr. Tarseta, I am not like most girls,” I say, not looking at his black lust filled eyes.

“I am seeing that.”

“What is that supposed to mean?” I shoot back.

“It’s that you flirt just enough with patrons, but not enough that you are advertising something is for sale.” He steps further into the room and sits next to me on the bench. He’s close, close enough I can smell his expensive cologne, and holy fuck does he smell good.

My breath hitches and I let out a gasp as I feel the heat radiating between us. “Mr. Tarseta, I’m not for sale,” I say, taking a drink of my Diet Coke, my mouth suddenly very dry.

“Ms. Troy, everything is for sale for the right price,” he says low, almost in a whisper. I stand, feeling the need to put some distance between us.

“That is your opinion, but I assure you that there is no number large enough that can buy me,” I tell him still avoiding those black eyes.

“So you are saying that nothing can buy you, nothing at all.” He stands, inching his way closer. I feel the electric sparks bouncing off of me.

I swallow hard as the smell of him fills my nostrils, I feel him watching the hollow of my neck.

“I am not a possession to be bought, Mr. Tarseta. Besides, why would you want me anyway, you have tons of girls just itching for you to own them.”

“Well, first off…” He lets out one of his low sexy chuckles, “I don’t ever remember saying I wanted you.” Ouch, now that hurt. I feel about two feet tall. He stands there cool as a cucumber, while I’m a hot mess of nerves and lust.

“I didn’t mean to insinuate that you did…” I stutter, trying desperately to repair this very embarrassing moment. I turn to my locker to look for something, anything to distract me. I find my phone and pretend to read a text, also trying to pretend he is no longer in the room.

“Second, Ms. Troy, if I did want you, I would have you.” He leans down close to my ear, so close I can feel his hot breath. Okay, that’s it, I am not a toy for you to play with.

“Well, I guess it’s a good thing you don’t want me, because I assure you, Mr. Tarseta, you would not have me if you did,” I snap, slamming my locker door. With a huff, I walk around the bench to avoid having to touch Liam as I exit the locker room. What nerve, what an arrogant asshole.

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about amie

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I live in Iowa with my amazing, supportive husband. He is my rock and my king, and treats me like all woman should be treated. (Like a spoiled Queen)
I have two miniature dachshund’s that are my babies, and they love to keep me company when I am writing away on my next WIP.
I’m about to publish my 6th book, and can hardly believe how my life has changed. I’m called an author, and still can’t believe it. I’ve have met some amazing woman on my journey so far, and have learned so much. (Sometimes the hard way.) I’ve been like a sponge soaking up all the information I can on how the publishing world works. It’s been a rollercoaster ride so far with its ups and its downs.
No matter what, I will never regret anything I’ve done. You can’t succeed if you don’t try, and if you don’t try you won’t succeed. One of my favorite quotes “If the dream is big enough the facts don’t matter”.
Some other info about me, I love my family, friends, wine and anything caffeinated. I also love writing HEA. For the same reason I won’t watch a movie that I know will make me cry, (with the exception of Steel Magnolias) I will never write a book without a HEA. There might be a few twists and turns, a cliffhanger or two. But ultimately my stories will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. For me, reading is entertainment, a way to escape this crazy insane world. If a book leaves me feeling sad, mad or gut wrenched, it is not for me. There is enough gut-wrenching sadness in this world, I don’t need to read about it too.
I started writing 3 years ago, and have no plans on stopping. So keep your eye on me because with the help of some amazing people and my wonderful fans, this girl is going to be on the New York Times best selling list someday.

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Amie and us Word Wenches would like to thank all of the bloggers who helped to make this blog tour a HUGE success and for all of their hard work and the reviews that will be posted over this next week. You can see the tour schedule here for the entire week and check out all the reviews. Like their blogs and follow them while you are there.

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