Love Unchained’s review of Dirk Tales, The Book by Dan Skinner

Dirk Tales, The BookDirk Tales, The Book by Dan Skinner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can count on one hand the number of authors who, when they release a new book, I buy it immediately. I can reduce that number to one, yes one, the number of authors who, when they release a new book I literally drop everything I’m doing and everything I’m currently reading and read his book. Why? I think I said it in a previous review….Dan is like a Van Gogh with words (and when you read about and see what he does with his photography you know he’s a genius with a camera too – the man is just crazy talented). You get lost in his words as if you’re really there, experiencing everything, because he paints the picture so damn well. With these tales of his often hilarious, many time embarrassing and sometimes poignant moments with the one-of-a-kind Dirk, I actually feel like I’m sitting in a room with them somewhere laughing so hard I’m stealing Dirk’s kleenex box from him (wink wink) to dry my tears. These stories will make your heart sing in this crazy, effed up world. Read them and you will know without a doubt that there is still hope for the future because the world can’t have screwed up too bad if there are still people like Dirk in it. And thank goodness there’s a gifted man like Dan to show us that.

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Love Unchained’s review of Undercover by T.A. McKay

UndercoverUndercover by T.A. McKay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. Intense? Uh,yeah, like tons of it. So intense you’re on the edge of your seat and can’t put it down. And that good too. And a story line that grabs you and has you hanging on to the very end. And chemistry? Off the charts hot. Right off the bat you adore Drake and then you feel for him when the confusion hits. And Ryden? Well, see, here’s the thing about Ryden. He’s bad, he’s a really bad man…but I’m smiling as I think about him…do you see where I’m going with this? Do you get it? No? Read it….you will.

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Love Unchained’s review of Overexposed by Megan Erickson

Overexposed (In Focus, #4)Overexposed by Megan Erickson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There’s just something about the moon. I’ve always known this from when I was a little girl and my dad and I would look at it through a telescope. It brought us together then It still does now decades later. And it brought these two beautiful men together too. Lovable, sweet yet broken Levi and quiet, sheltered and shattered Thad somehow find common ground, understanding, forgiveness and love underneath the light of the moon.

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Love Unchained’s review of Dyeing to be Loved by Aimee Nicole Walker

Dyeing to be Loved (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #1)Dyeing to be Loved by Aimee Nicole Walker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow. Jazz was just….simply amazing and sweet and stubborn. And Gabe….so friggin sexy it dripped off the pages. How could anyone resist him? The only complaint I might have is the lack of a detailed explanation of Jazz’ past hurts. Yes we’re told he was hurt but it’s never really explained and he never explains it to Gabe which I found odd. But overall I adored this one and can’t wait for the next book.

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Love Unchained’s review of Stronger with You by Sierra Riley

Stronger With YouStronger With You by Sierra Riley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book. Eddie was one of those characters you can’t help but adore. He’s sweet, patient, kind yet also strong and capable. And Mike was, well, gruff but lovable. And the way Eddie so subtly helped Mike come out of his shell – that was so, so good. I liked their story, I just kind of felt like there wasn’t quite enough of it, like it needed more. But overall it was really good.

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Review of Tight End by Devon McCormack

Tight EndTight End by Devon McCormack

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let’s talk about angry sex. You don’t know what that is? You will, intimately, by the time you finish this book. But let’s think about that. What is anger? It’s a passionate emotion, yes? Passion. Emotion. Anger. Sex. Do you see where I’m going here? It’s explosive, it’s intense, it’s sometimes crazy but in the end it’s how these two work through their demons, break down their walls and learn to communicate. So was this a wild ride? Absolutely. But at then end I was left with my heart beating wildly, my eyes brimming with tears and complete satisfaction – so what a damn good ride it was.

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Who am I?

Who am I?  That’s an interesting question because it took me a while to figure that out.  But life is a journey, right?  A journey is about moving forward, seeing new things, experiencing new feelings.  It’s about opening your arms, closing your eyes and smiling as the world happens all around you and you just enjoy the s*&t out of being a part of it.  I’ve always been a ‘writer’ – penning my first poems in grade school and filling notebook after notebook with poetry all through high school.  Poetry was how I coped with my low self-esteem, it was writing that got me through the tough times in my life – it always has.  My first novel didn’t come to me until I was in my 40’s though – and while it’s hard for the self-doubting part of me to chastise myself and say ‘why didn’t you start sooner?’ – I shake my fist at that voice and say ‘shut the F up’.  Because those novels came to me when the time was right.  They came to me when I needed them – and they’re still coming.  Once that floodgate opened there has been no stopping it and now, 16 novels later and still going strong, I couldn’t be happier at this time in my life because not only am I a writer but I’m also an author.  That’s who I am.  Writing is not what I do, it’s what I am.  I need to write, I have to write, I live to write, I bleed to write and nothing feels better than what I am.