Friday, 28 November 2014

✤ Lovely Wild ✤ Megan Hart ✤

© Bianca



 • 352 pages
• release date - 25 November 2014
• Harlequin MIRA

5 Stars

From New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart comes a haunting and insightful novel about a woman trying to find her place in the world

Brought up in the savage captivity of her unstable grandmother's rural Pennsylvania home, Mari Calder once yearned for rescue. Now she struggles every day to function as an adult in the confines of normal society. Left with only a foggy recollection of her childhood, she's consumed with being a dutiful wife to her husband, Ryan, and mother to their two children.

But an unexpected twist of events returns her to that long-forgotten house in the woods. Soon, Mari is greeted with reminders of a past life, the clarified memories only inviting a new level of strangeness into her fragile world. To protect her family, she must find the beautiful, powerful strength hidden in her inner chaos. Because someone is bent on exploiting Mari's trauma, and as normal and wild begin to blend, a string of devastating truths force Mari to question all she thought she knew.

The book is told from 3 POV's.
The 'main' character: Mari. Her husband Ryan and their teenage daughter Kendra.
Then there's 8-year old son Ethan - he doesn't get to tell his side of the story ☺

Mari had a very unconventional childhood.
She grew up with a grandma who basically kept her away from the world. And not really in a good way. Mari was 'wild' - she couldn't talk and was horribly malnourished and underdeveloped when Ryan's Dad - a phsychologist discovered and 'saved' her. He took her away and put her in a hospital where they did research on her. It wasn't all that horrible, at least she had food and was able to learn new things.

A few years later he adopted her. Which destroyed his marriage and didn't help his already strained relationship with Ryan.
But when Ryan and Mari first meet when she's 15, she falls immediately in love with the young man.
And after Ryan's Dad died only a few years later, Ryan took over the 'responsibility' and married her.

They've been pretty happy with their lives, but a stupid affair with a patient and her suicide some months later and the resulting lawsuit against Ryan are very hard on the family. Even though he doesn't really tell them the whole truth about it all.

Ryan takes them all out of the city, back into the old farmhouse where Mari grew up in.
He finally wants to write the book.
The book his Dad never got to write.
The book about his wife's life.


I'm not telling you that of course ☺

OK, no Cliffhanger - it's standalone Novel ☺


 Phew. I don't even know what to write right now.
This was such a .... different Megan Hart book.
First of all - there's NO sex in this book!!! Only a little bit of kissing.
But, while I love sex in my books, this one didn't really need it.

LOVELY WILD was a story about a woman.
A woman who used to be a girl. A girl that grew up different than other girls.
And spending the first eight years of her live the way Mari did, turned this girl into the woman Mari is today.
She's constantly checking the fridge and pantry to make sure they're not running out of food. She never wants to be hungry ever again.

She looks at the wealth of this food and knows it's not enough. It can never be enough.

She's sometimes painfully honest and blunt, she just doesn't understand why people feel they have to lie or tell flowery halftruths.

She loves her family - her kids are her everything. And her husband Ryan. That's a different thing - she loves him, but it's complicated. They're whole life together, from the moment they first met could be called weird. Legally they're siblings, since Ryan's father adopted Mari.

After Ryan gets 'fired' from his job he takes the family back to Mari's old house. Because they can't afford to go somewhere else for the summer, and because ..... he doesn't really know or tell us why he wants to go there - maybe to see how she reacts to the place, maybe he can use it for his book.
The reader is not really sure about Ryan. Do we like him? We don't most of the time. But he's just a man after all ;) They make mistakes, and they regret. He loves his family with all his heart and we hope that maybe the family will get their happy end.

Once they're in the old farmhouse things happen.... memories come back - people might show up.... secrets will be revealed...

In her dreams, she is still wild.

Even though I expected something different when I started reading, I really loved the book.

Dawson and I cried a LOT!!!

There were sooo many feels and lots of moving, sad, emotional moments.

I loved that we got to hear the story from those 3 POVs.
The whole book, the story behind it, was something completely different to all those romances we're reading at the moment. Good different though ... I really enjoyed reading it - I couldn't put it down - I HAD to know what would happen to the Calder family!

is an amazingly different kind of book. A look through the eyes of a wild girl & the happily married mom that she's become. Sad & moving & disturbing & beautiful!




I was born and then I lived awhile. Then I did some stuff and other things. Now, I mostly write books. Some of them use a lot of bad words, but most of the other words are okay.
I can’t live without music, the internet, the ocean or Coke Zero. I can’t stand the feeling of corduroy or velvet, and modern art leaves me cold. I write a little bit of everything from horror to romance, and I don’t answer to the name “Meg.”

WELCOME, NEW READERS! To answer your question: NO. The books aren’t a series and don’t NEED to be read in any certain order, other than Tempted, which should be read before Naked. (Even the Order of Solace books don’t need to be read in any certain order.) If you’re a purist, looking for a reading order, you can try here.
But really, the books are standalone and meant to be read in whatever order tickles your fancy. Characters reappear in different books, so the link above will help, but don’t hold it as the standard. Read at your pleasure! And thank you!


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

✜ The King ✜ Tiffany Reisz ✜ #6 ✜

© Bianca ✰ 

• 448 pages
• US release date: 25 November 2014 
 • ORIGINAL SINNERS Series Book #6
(The Original Sinners - The White Years - Book #2)
• Kingsley's POV
• Book #6 THE VIRGIN will be out 1 April 2015
5 big & fat Stars

Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side
handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodderKingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathyonly Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM club­: a dungeon playground for New York's A-list that'll change the scene forever.

The club becomes Kingsley's obsession
and he's enlisted some tough-as-nails help. His new assistant Sam is smart, secretive and totally immune to seduction (by men, at least). She and Kingsley make a wicked team. Still, their combinedand considerableexpertise in domination can't subdue the man who would kill their dream. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won't rest until King's dream is destroyed. It's one man's sacred mission against another's

 It's 2013 and Kingsley has things to do in London.
He has something to tell Grace and Zachary. About the biological father of their son...about what they might be facing should he take after his father in certain aspects. A story about the whys and whats and hows of the lives of Kingsley and his Priest....
But what this 'story' is really about he won't be able to say until he comes to the end of the story...
*mysterious* ☺

"I have something to tell you. A story. And I can't tell you why I'm telling you the story until after the story."

Then, on this dark and cold night in London - in front of the fireplace with a glass of his son's finest wine, and with Grace listening, he starts telling a story.......

New York - March 1993.

Kingsley is living a pretty good life. He's not really happy - but he has enough money,  enough contacts, enough
willing women and men to 'spend time with' ☺ and he is the proud owner of a strip club: MÖBIUS.


He bought the club with some of the millions that have been left in his bank account after he woke up in the hospital in France from almost dying of a gunshot wound. Søren left him 30 Million Dollars when he visited him in the hospital - Kingsley didn't really see him or talk to him, he was too out of it - he thought he only dreamt that the man he has loved all his live - and hadn't seen for 10 years - was at his bedside.

Now Kingsley is running his own strip club - a strip club with a little special twist:
In the back of the establishment there are rooms. Rooms where men can go to live out their desires. Gay men who are officially married with kids - or who, for whatever reason, can't live out their livestyles openly.
Kingsley created a kind of haven for those men.

"Haven't you ever gotten bored and bought a strip-club?"
"In my defense," Kingsley said, "it was on sale."

Then one day
Søren shows up at his town-house.
Kingsley can't believe what he sees.
This beautiful man that he has missed every single day for more than ten years is back - and he's a priest!!! o.O

No...not that. Anything but that. Whatever hope had been in Kingsley's heart a second earlier shattered and died like the last stray note of a symphony. ..... "Mon Dieu...."

And the priest asks for help. He needs King to use his contacts to get someone out of jail. And not just someone - Eleanor!
Søren finally found this one special girl that they were dreaming about when they were still in school.
Even though he's a bit jealous, King agrees to help - but only if the Priest promises to never leave again!

But the priest wouldn't be the priest if he wouldn't try to help wherever help is needed - even if it's not really wanted ☺

That's how Kingsley comes up with an idea how to make something of his life and at the same time fulfill a promise he made years ago....

He will build the biggest and best and most notorious BDSM club the world has ever seen! A safe haven for people like
Søren and himself... his very own Kingdom....

But some powerful politicians and extremist religious people might stand in the way of Kingsley's dream....


Nope - I'm not telling you anything!!!  ☺



I was soooo shocked to find THE KING on my kindle weeeeks before the official release - I might have broken out into a spontaneous Carton-Banks-Dance!!!

I couldn't wait to get started ... I missed Nora, Søren and Kingsley.
Even though I'm horribly anti-religious - I'm a tiiiiiny bit of a groupie ☺

"You're friends with a priest?"
"Trust me, no one is more shocked by that than I am."

And of course - like with all the previous books in the Original Sinners Series, this book did not disappoint for one single second!!!!!
For me a book can't be bad when I start crying and laughing and throwing my kindle through the room before we even reach the 7% mark!

Kingsley is sooo cute and funny and adorable and French!!! ☺

Ugh - I never wanted this book to end. I think it took me 3 or 4 days to read it - I always found other stuff to do - to avoid getting to THE END of The King ☺
My house has never been so clean ☺☺☺

I loved that we see what Kingsley really feels - how much he's always loved Søren and how sad it is that he always had this little hope/dream in the back of his mind, that one day - he and Søren - and the perfect girl - would have the perfect life together... That was kind of my dream too for the three of them... But I'm totally ok with how things turned out for them.

I loved the moments when it was only The King and The Priest in a room, having a conversation.

Ugh - I loved that - I 'awwwwwwed' all through those scenes. You know? Like when you see a toddler playing with a baby pig? Or a hot man with no shirt holding a tiny baby in his hands? Those kinds of awwwww moments. I had them NON-STOP in this book.

Nora is not really in this story - she only has two very short scenes in this book and is only talked about a few times. But - and I'm sooo ashamed to admit it - I didn't really miss her. Oy. I know - I really love her - but I was sooo glad that Kingsley has this time with
Søren in this book, without everything being about Nora's problems. Well - it all starts with Nora getting arrested - but still - I was glad it was mostly about the King and the Priest. And Sam - hm - Sam - Sam is a lot like Nora - she was the Nora in this book - and I really liked this new character..... 




Thank you for finally giving us a whole book about his amazing Royalness KINGSLEY!!!! ♥

 "You know you love him."
"Entirely against my will, and with all my heart."

and now PLEASE HURRY - I need to read THE VIRGIN ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



1 THE SIREN  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

2 THE ANGEL  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

3 THE PRINCE  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

4 THE MISTRESS  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

5 THE SAINT  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

6 THE KING  |  |  |  |  |  B & N

 7 THE VIRGIN 2015
 8 THE QUEEN 2015


Tiffany Reisz is the author of the highly acclaimed series The Original Sinners. Her first novel, THE SIREN, won the RT Editor's Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance of 2012. Slightly shameless, Tiffany dropped out of a conservative Southern seminary in order to pursue a career as a writer. This move, while possibly putting her eternal salvation in peril, has worked out better than she anticipated. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her boyfriend, author Andrew Shaffer.