wee bit o' whiskey http://www.weebitowhiskey.com ... and a whole lotta book. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:42:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 109500616 A Girl Named Calamity, by Danielle Lori http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/a-girl-named-calamity-by-danielle-lori/ http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/a-girl-named-calamity-by-danielle-lori/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:30:03 +0000 http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/?p=1348 A Girl Named Calamity (Alyria #1)

I was a simple farm girl living in the magical land, Alyria, where men ruled and women only existed.

Call me sheltered. Call me naive. I was probably both. I never expected to be the key to Alyria’s destruction.

The journey I was on wasn’t only one to save me. But one where I had a lot of learning to do. With men. With magic. And with myself.

But I wasn’t alone. I had an escort. One I wasn’t so sure about. But one I couldn’t afford to lose and one I wasn’t so sure I could even leave.

I had many hopes. But the most important one was that my name wouldn’t become my fate.

WARNING: This novel contains blood, violence, profanity, and some sexual content.
It does end on a cliffhanger.

My review:

** I volunteered to read an advance reviewer copy of this book. **

I enjoyed this story on so many levels.  The fantasy, the magic, the non-romance romance.  Good Lord, the romance.  Aware that knowing the attraction is deadly and yet the sexual tension and lust and overall yearning was my undoing.  I got so engrossed in the story I released a verbal grunt of frustration when I realized I was at the end.  (And I usually dislike cliffhangers as “endings” but there is so much more that needs to be discovered in this story that I was oddly at peace with the ending. – After the exclamatory groan that is.  I fear my reaction had much to do with being so harshly thrown back into reality as the world I left behind was so entertaining.)  I am excited to read more about the journey and prophecy and the “what happens next” when I dive back into this world with the next in the collection.  Because there is no doubt I plan to read the rest of this series.

My rating:  Midleton


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Bohemia Nights, by Lucy Lakestone http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/bohemia-nights-by-lucy-lakestone/ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:30:42 +0000 http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/?p=1334 Bohemia Nights (Bohemia Beach Series Book 5)

Thea McKay likes her quiet, private life well enough. She creates pop-up paper art that no one ever sees, hangs out with her friends and admires men from afar. But then, at a play premiere, she meets gregarious video blogger Duncan Flyte. An incorrigible charmer with dubious motives, he’s handsome, hilarious and overwhelming. When he says he won’t stop showcasing her to his legions of fans unless she agrees to spend seven nights with him, her world turns upside down. The offer is both outrageous and tempting. Those seven nights don’t have to be passionate, but what if Thea wants them to be? Can she raise the stakes with this adorable Scottish import — especially when Duncan’s cheerful campaign to woo her may be just one more spectacular lie that will break her heart?

My review:

** I volunteered to read an advance reviewer copy of this book. **

Not only was this entertaining enough to be read in one sitting, I read it twice in one day.  TWICE!  I thoroughly enjoyed the banter between the leads and found myself identifying with “Thea” more frequently than I anticipated.  It was bottom of the belly, laugh-out-loud funny with sexual tension so steamy it made my vision blur while reading.  This was my first foray into the Bohemia Beach series but will not be my last.  (All books in the series are stand-alones, but I absolutely must go back and fully acquaint myself with the characters I met in this book.)

My rating:  Midleton


Tropical Tryst: 25 All New & Exclusive Sexy Reads http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/tropical-tryst-25-all-new-exclusive-sexy-reads/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:30:13 +0000 http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/?p=1326 Tropical Tryst: 25 All New & Exclusive Sexy Reads

Escape with these 25 all new and exclusive sexy reads from NY Times, USA Today and International bestselling authors. This set is perfect for romance lovers of all kinds. Offering up passionate, and enticing tales set in hot and tropical settings, this collection will feed your need for summer sexiness!

✩✩✩ Featured Authors ✩✩✩
* SEAL My Love by NY Times Bestselling author, Sharon Hamilton
* Swept Away by International & USA Today Bestselling author, Nicole Morgan
* Tempting James by Victoria Pinder, USA Today Bestselling author
* Rider’s Fall (A Viper’s Bite MC Novella) by International Bestselling author, Lena Bourne
* A Miracle in Hawaii by Fiona Miers
* Perfectly Skeptical (Perfectly Series novella) by Award Winning author, Linda O’Connor
* Alpha Heat by Mandy Rosko
* Tristan by International Bestselling author, Liz Gavin
* Desire a Bridesmaid (an Always a Bridesmaid novella) by Courtney Hunt
* Finding Cory by Caitlyn Lynch
* Murder with a Kiss by USA Today Featured Author, Stacy-Deanne
* A Major Affair, The Colonel’s Daughters quintet, a novella by Award Winning author, CJ Matthew
* Brooklyn Winters (A Seven Brothers Security Team Novella) by Karen M. Bryson
* Two Reckless Hearts (A Barrett Ridge Novella) by Holly Cortelyou
* His Diamond In The Rough by Bestselling author, Roxy Sinclaire and Zara Zenia
* Worth the Risk (a Solace in Secrets novella) by EmKay Connor
* Bestselling author, Susan Ann Wall
* Bestselling author, Krista Ames
* Starry Nights by JB Duvane
* Cold and Hottie by Jan O’Hara
* Homecoming by Elana Brooks
* Lust Abroad by Whitley Cox
* Just Trust Me by Celeste Hall
* Hotter in Hawaii by Alexis Alvarez

My review:

** I volunteered to read an advance review copy of “Lust Abroad” by Whitley Cox. **

This was a tremendously “lighter” story than what I am accustomed to reading from this author.  This read will fit in wonderfully with the Tropical Tryst collection.  It was more than the “sexy, passionate, and enticing” tale the anthology claims and the tropical setting will most assuredly appease your inner adventurist.  This was pure unadulterated fun, and although the realism of the plot stretched itself really thin on occasion, it was a journey I was glad to embark upon.

My rating:  Redbreast


Hot and Filthy: The Honeymoon, by Whitley Cox http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/hot-and-filthy-the-honeymoon-by-whitley-cox/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:04:09 +0000 http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/?p=1315 Hot and Filthy: The Honeymoon (The Dark and Damaged Hearts Series)

Emma Everly didn’t know true love or happiness until she met enigmatic millionaire James Shaw. He turned her world upside down, all for the better, possessing her heart, body, and soul. He brought her over to the dark and dirty side and opened her eyes to the wild and kinky sex Emma didn’t even know she craved.

Now they’re married and ready to start their life together, and Emma realizes all her dreams are coming true. With a romantic honeymoon planned on a live-aboard boat in French Polynesia with nothing but her handsome husband and the fishes, Emma is positive James will take her body to newer and more extreme heights of pleasure. But James has other ideas, and even in the middle of their sexy sea adventure, their relationship is put to the test. Emma must find a way to come to terms with James’ demands or risk ruining their first holiday as husband and wife.

My review:

** I volunteered to read an advance reviewer copy of this book. **

Much like the disclaimer in the beginning of the book, this story is Hot.  And Filthy.  And, oh, so delicious.  It was great fun revisiting this couple.  (Although this can be read as a standalone, it is suggested to read Parts 1 and 2 of “Sex, Heat and Hunger” in The Dark and Damaged Hearts Series for a full understanding of the highlighted coupling.)

The idea of a honeymoon story was sheer brilliance by the author not only to continue their journey but to show how far “James” has come in his progression of being more open with “Emma”.  The sex scenes were blistering and I found myself wishing I could dive into the ocean to cool off.  Instead I drank an entire gallon of iced tea I had made earlier in the day in an effort to keep myself hydrated.  Yes…it is that scorching.  And so completely worth it.

My rating:  Midleton


Slow Going… http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/slow-going/ Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:44:36 +0000 http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/?p=1312 Yes, I realize I have not posted for some time and I am hoping that July finds me getting back on track; however, the sheer volume of stories, anthologies, and collections that I have sloughed through has been eye-opening.

I understand that there are times where you “get what you pay for” and in the case of free books you are truly taking chances into your own hands, but I have curtailed my reviewing process as I trudge through the pages.

Independent authors do not necessarily have the means to hire professionals to properly edit and proof their writing and that I understand completely.  And I am not an educated person in the ways of all things editing and grammar but when a story is riddled with errors it does begin to affect my ability to remain objective and focus on the plot.  When there is a plot.  Most of these novellas and short stories are basically just opportunities to write explicit sex scenes with words joining them together.  And if they were properly written I would likely be okay with that, but is there no one in the author’s circle that goes, “You know, you should A, B, or C this…”?  It just gets frustrating to force myself to read through when what I would really like to do is just start something new.  But I continue my reading in the hopes that I can eventually put it behind me.

So not only is this blog behind in reviews, I am even more delayed in keeping my goodreads account updated.  I believe it reflects a “currently reading” status on a book that was completed in two days.  And that was weeks ago!

So understand that I am “fighting the good fight” as I try to finish up yet another collection of novellas and short stories with abundant errors in spelling, editing, and (more often than not) missing plots.  And will be back and posting reviews as soon as I am able to find a book worth publicizing.

The Carpenter, by Robin Stone http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/the-carpenter-by-robin-stone/ Tue, 16 May 2017 13:00:37 +0000 http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/?p=1306 The Carpenter

Broken-hearted Grant retreats to a cabin in the woods to work on his master’s thesis and escape the sadness of a recent breakup. A blizzard is on the way, but Grant has food, books, and a cozy fireplace. But when a loud knock jolts Grant from his chair, he’s stunned to see his intense ex-boyfriend, Adam…

Adam wants to win back Grant’s love, but it won’t be easy. Harsh words were spoken during their breakup, and Adam’s struggling to heal from his wounded past. Grant wants to start a family, but Adam can’t imagine being a father…

The men cooperate to stay safe and warm during the blizzard, but they can’t deny their feverish attraction. They discuss a future together, but old hurts surface. Can Adam and Grant resolve their differences and have the future they always planned, or will this weekend be their final goodbye?

My review:

** I volunteered to read an advance reviewer copy of this book. **

It is no secret that I enjoy reading Robin Stone’s erotica so I was beyond excited to delve into a story based solely around a M/M relationship even though I am not a fan of “second chance” romance.  I was not disappointed.  This tale was able to be both genuinely sweet and feverishly hot.  The tender romance was endearing and the erotica oh-so-enticing.  This novella was a perfect quick read that hit all the right spots exactly when I needed them most; and without realizing my yearning.

My rating:  Redbreast


Sunset Flare, by Shannyn Leah http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/sunset-flare-by-shannyn-leah/ Thu, 11 May 2017 14:30:55 +0000 http://www.weebitowhiskey.com/?p=1302 Sunset Flare (The Caliendo Resort #4)

Izzy Caliendo is a wild child. Born into a rich family, she uses her status as a pampered princess to avoid work, play the field and live her life the way she wants.

Until Gunner Mann comes along, anyway.

Gunner, hired by Izzy’s brother, Marc, to decode their grandfather’s secret files, is mysterious, dangerous and doesn’t bow down to Izzy’s wild ways.

When Marc traps these two in the basement together to finish the files, sparks start to fly. After Izzy finds out about her own file and is confronted with confusion about her past, she turns to Gunner for help. But Gunner is running from his own past and doesn’t want to involve anyone—especially a Caliendo woman. He is so close to freedom—how can he turn back now?

The more time he and Izzy spent together, however, makes it harder and harder for either of them to walk away. Will they simply finish the files and go their separate ways or will deceit, lies and secrecy actually bring these two people from opposite worlds together?

My review:

** I volunteered to read an advance reviewer copy of this book. **

Another Caliendo; another drama.  And it did not disappoint!  Izzy is likely my least favorite Caliendo but her story had me laughing.  Hard.  Yes it has dramatic moments but I truly enjoyed the humor that was laced throughout the story.  It helped to lighten the ominous and mysterious background to both her childhood memories and the tall, dark, and wickedly handsome Gunner Mann.  This installment has more suspense threading throughout the story than any prior releases in this series and I adored each and every twist and turn.

My rating:  Redbreast