An author I think deserves a chance!

As I previously stated when I started this blog, Not only was it for book reviews or for my personal writing career; but I also wanted to use this blog to help other authors like myself. I have been a member of wattpad.com for years.

On wattpad.com, there is an author who goes by the name of @ladydianna01. Her name is Dianna Bell.

She has self-published a few short stories on Amazon, but in my opinion her talent well exceeds that. She needs an agent, and I want to help her get one. Her stories deserve to be viewed by the masses.

She competes in the NaNo..month writing competition repeatedly, and her stories usually win. On wattpad.com, she has numerous completed stories, as well as numerous ones, waiting in the wings for her to start.

I know on LinkedIn, I have made many connections with many agents,editors and publishers. I am asking you to please give her a look and to see through your eyes in reading her stories, what I do. 

P.S. She has no idea I am doing this. I just feel her work deserves to be available for the masses to view.

If I can do one thing with this blog until I have achieved my dream of becoming a successful, published author,  then I want to pay it forward to other authors I think deserve the chance to achieve their dream.

Here is the link to her wattpad.com page. Please, go read some of her stories. You won’t regret it.

http://www.wattpad.com/user/ladydianna01

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Lasa Limpin “Cum for the Abstract Sculpture “

Lasa Limpin “Cum for the Abstract Sculpture “

 

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Title – “Cum for the Abstract Sculpture”

Author – Lasa Limpin

Pages – 37

 

**This book was given freely by the author Lasa Limpin for a fair and honest review. 

 

Where to start… When I was asked to do this review I figured, sure I like alittle erotica. That is the category of the book.

Even though it is only a novelett, it did pack a strange punch. The premise of the book is a connection to a piece of artwork. A sculpture to be exact.

Many people say they can feel a connection with certain art, almost like it is alive, expressing the feelings and emotions the artist put into it.

This happened to Isabella.  Isabella for all intensive purposes is a normal healthy woman,  except that sex with her boyfriend just doesn’t do it for her anymore.  No way, no how!

As Isabella meets her friend Ava at the gallery she works for, she is immediately captivated by an abstract peice that has come in. She after so long finds herself aroused in a way she’s never been.

(So please bear with me I am trying to keep this review clean)

Personally, I think she got hit by the crazy stick. She begins to break into the gallery and have an affair with the sculpture. In her mind, the sculpture comes alive, it wants her and calls to her, it feels and even understands her. (Told you cookoo)

Eventually all “good” things come to an end, when her boyfriend busts her coming home. She decides to be honest and tell her Art Professor boyfriend the truth thinking he will understand.

He’s pissed and I think agrees her brain left her body. He insists she take him to the sculpture.  When they arrive, in his anger he begins to have relations with the sculpture. Isabella is appalled.  He is desecrating  something in her eyes that is special.

Something changes then, it’s as if the professor has been drawn into the sculptures allure. Isabella is disgusted to see HER sculpture being treated like that. Almost as if the sculpture feels her pain it begins to shake and topple to the ground, crushing the poor professor.

After the police complete most of their investigation, Isabella is drawn back. She must see the sculpture one last time. When she arrives, security has been tightened, but it doesn’t stop her.

She must be with her sculpture. In full view of security cameras he proceeds to have the time of her life. Honestly, was the outcome really worth the action.

Sooooo…..honestly this book is alittle on the strange side for me. I mean besides having sex with a sculpture. Seriously it was a smooth metal, not even an ounce in a normal mind could see to use it for pleasure.

All in all there were a few grammatical and editorial mishaps but for an off beat strange erotica, it wasn’t half bad.

I do think just a few small changes; descriptions, maybe a small addition to the sculpture,  also maybe explain Isabella and her feelings and desires a bit more and you would have something great. You have a good idea, and a great start you jut need to tie it up nice and pretty it to the bow.

Until you make the edits I rank it 2* but with just a touch more it could be a 4*

 

Link to buy

http://www.amazon.com/Cum-Abstract-Sculpture-Lasa-Limpin-ebook/dp/B00MRQJ4SO/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410381563&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=cum+for+the+abstract+lisa

J.T. Cheyenne

 

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Title – Grand Slam

Author – J.T Cheyenne 

Pages – 165

 

 

If you want a really cute story, mixed in with some steamy scenes this is for you.

Oh, and did I mention the HEA? Well, you get that also.

Brock and Spencer on the outside probably wouldn’t be your typical couple. Spencer is a AAA baseball fenom on his way to the majors, while Brock is your kinda nerdy CPA ,with a killer body underneath.

Brock gets pulled into going to see The PawTucket Red Sox which is a farm club of the beloved Boston Red Socks. It just so happens that it is the night Spencer is set to break the home run record for all the league.

Break it he did, sending a home run ball straight into the glove of Brock’s little nephew Corey. Of course Corey’s dreams are coming true, not only did he catch the ball, but he gets to get is signed and meet his hero.

Being a smart child, Corey quickly asks Spencer to dinner with his family, he wants to spend time with his hero. But over dinner, Brock’s little niece, flips the tables on the men informing them that since they “both like boys” Then they must have a play date.

As the saying goes ….. and the rest was history 

J.T., also added in, if you read correctly a few lessons on how to make relationships work: communication, trust, faith, and believing in each other.

Within this story, he gave us everything we could ask for in a book to make you smile, even though there were some definite struggles, and of course pride and the greedy man-whore eater thrown in; it was truly a touching and heartwarming story.

I would recommend it to anyone who want to get that warm and fuzzy feeling.

I firmly give it 4*

 

Link to buy

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CGOWIL2

Wondering and Musings

Have you ever had a day where looking at your “To do list” is simply overwhelming?

So those of you who do know me, know I make lists for everything.  I always have the best of intention to complete the tasks…. I guess. It doesn’t help. I separate the lists into categories.

So since I am recovering from oral surgery,  I decided to take a look at what tasks I had planned.

WRONG MOVE

I think I created something even a person with eight hands and ten brains can’t complete .  I thought I was so smart, keeping spreedsheets, and memos of what I wanted to accomplish.

So NOW I SEE!!- Why my husband is so frustrated. Time for some major prioritizing of the wants on the lists, and the have to complete the commitment section of the list first.

So for ALL YOU LOVELIES, that are giving me a chance and following this blog, you can help…

Here’s what I need: I need you to shout my blog from the rooftops, share the link on all your social media sites. Please, help me get noticed.

I promise in return, I will work extremely hard and get this site to what I dream it’s meant  to be, as well as get the 421 reviews I have on Goodreads edited and posted on here. The’re in every genre available.

Also, if you are a whiz at social marketing, can you drop me a line, I am kinda lost in this vast world of social media. I just love to read and write, but not really sure how to get myself out there.

Thanks a bunch. Have a wonderful and happy day!!!!

Leta Blake “The River Leith”

“The River Leith” by Leta Blake

 

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*This book was given freely for a fair and honest review by Romance Beckons. 

 

** This review was requested by NetGallery. Com

 

Title“The River Leith

 

AuthorLeta Blake

 

Pages215

 

 

Synopsis

 

Memory is everything.

 

After an injury in the ring, amateur boxer Leith Wenz wakes to discover his most recent memories are three years out of date. Unmoored and struggling to face his new reality, Leith must cope anew with painful revelations about his family. His brother is there to support him, but it’s the unfamiliar face of Zach, a man introduced as his best friend, that provides the calm he craves. Until Zach’s presence begins to stir up feelings Leith can’t explain.

 

For Zach, being forgotten by his lover is excruciating. He carefully hides the truth from Leith to protect them both from additional pain. His bottled-up turmoil finds release through vlogging, where he confesses his fears and grief to the faceless Internet. But after Leith begins to open up to him, Zach’s choices may come back to haunt him.

 

Ultimately, Leith must ask his heart the questions memory can no longer answer.

 

 

My Review 

 

This is only the second book I have read by Blake, but I have to admit this book struck something within me.

I couldn’t imagine the pain feels when Leith wakes up and has no memory of the last three years. Those years to Zach were some of his happiest to hear Leith claim emphatically he is straight. My heart ached.

I found myself looking forward to reading Zach’s vlogs. The emotional outpouring he let go of, I could only imagine his feelings.  His frustration, hurt betrayal (yes, it was an accident but when you read the words, you can completely understand why his feelings like that come into play), but most of all his shame.

Shame for missing “his Leith”, shame for taking another man to their bed, but most of all shame do his cowardice and for not being more happy that at least Leith is alive and well.

I found myself yelling at both of them for being stubborn and not speaking their feelings. Zach, hiding their real relationship and Leith, hiding his growing feelings for Zach. Communication could have saved some major pain in the beginning.

I was so excited when Leith allowed his feelings to leed him into back Zach’s arms. But alas life is never that easy.

Leith understandably feels lost. He knows Zach loves him but he wants him to love him for him, not the man he use to be.

Also there is the boxing issue. The thing that almost cost Leith his life and he feels hollow, un-whole without it. What is a man to do but get right back in the saddle.

You want to hit both men at this point. Zach instead of expressing his true feelings to Leith he continues to vlog them to strangers, and Leith, refuses to confess his fears to Zach about them and steam rolls ahead back into boxing.

I feel my heart being pulled into two different directions.  I understand both sides but they need to come together to make it work. There walking a fine line. At least Leith is opening up some to his therapist and controlling his anger more.

No matter what though my heart soared because memory or not Leith knows he loves and loved Zach. He accepts it without a second thought. The only time he feels truly safe and comfortable is in Zach’s arms. That has to mean something, right?

Alas, all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately Leith found out about Zach’s one moment of weakness. He went balistic, basically kicking Zach to the curb. I want to cry. If only Leith could find the vlogs and watch them, maybe he would understand where Zach’s state of mind was at and how much he hurts, feels and loves Leith.

Thank god for Leith and Zachs friends Ava and Marian, they decided it was time for Leith to see the true Zach. The Zach that lost everything, the Zach that still loves him enough to be his strength even when he needs a shoulder to lean on.

Leta covered the emotional reunion in such an amazing way. Forcing the two to face life head on in the future and let go of the past to reach the HEA they both deserved.

 

I am giving this book 4*

 

Link to buy

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KCR6LXQ?ie=UTF8&at=aw-android-pc-us-20&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

 

Claire Thompson “Submission Times Two”

Submission Times Two by Claire Thompson

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Title“Submission Times Two”

Author –  Claire Thompson

Pages – 211 330

Synopsis

Ethan and Cam are in love. There is just one small problem—they are both subs. Enter Maestro, a Dom with secrets of his own.

Secrets that could tear the foundation of what Ethan and Cam have built. Can two subs submit to a man who would claim not only their bodies, but their hearts and minds? Or will the intensity of a D/s ménage break their world apart?

My Review
What can I say I really and truly wanted to love this story. The plot seemed so good, and I am always up for a menage story. Unfortunately  I was left feeling confused regarding the dynamic of their threesome. It almost seems like there are two separate relationships instead of one cohesive one.
Honestly I was dissapointed in this book. It was long which was great but I think the author should have used that length to develop the relationships alittle further.
Maestro is the newcommer to the scene and his interactions with each man differ vastly and you don’t seem to get a true sense of where he fits into the threesome other then their domminant.  Besides how can he truly be happy with th two when from the start sinve high school he was in love with Ethan?
My personal rating for this book is 3*
Link to buy
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IG9M7US/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1408457958&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70