• How do Books Earn 5 Stars?

    Via Goodreads.

    An unforgettable world. A cast of lovable characters. A plot twist that leaves you breathless. What does it take for a book to earn a five-star rating?

    To help us define perfection, we asked avid readers on Facebook and Twitter to finish this sentence: “When I give a book five stars, that means…” and listed some of the most popular answers. Which ones do you relate to? Share your favorites in the comments. 

    1. “It cured my depression, cleared my acne, and aligned my chakras,” says Brooklyn.

    2. “That I think even the guy who loaded the book onto the delivery truck did a perfect job,” says Heath.

    3. “I called in sick to stay home and finish it and I will be pressing it into your hands next time I see you,” says Judy.

    4. “I couldn’t put it down and was sad when it was done. A five-star book should pull you in and refuse to let you go,” says Nathaniel. 

    5. “I want to read it again…and again…and again,” says Denise.

    6. “I will have difficulty finding my next read because this one really rocked me,” says Tonya.

    7. “I didn’t guess the ending,” says Claire.

    8. “I forgot to sleep, eat, and everything else until I finished it,” says Nenad.

    9. “It means the characters came to matter to me; they were authentic; they drew me in and I came to care about them. A five-star book has changed me in some way that I can’t even necessarily name.” says Gracie.

    10. “The author was able to drag me out of reality, paint a picture for me, and suck me into the story like I was truly there, every time I read that book,” says Lizzie.

    11. “That it profoundly affected me and changed the way I think or brought new meaning to my life,” says Stephen. 

    12. “I was living the book, not just reading it,” says Susan.

  • The Confessional ~ Reviews are coming in…

    5 stars
    This is a great read. It also gives you a whole different look at people dealing with addiction and the way it affects them. Grace is addicted to sex. Saint is a private investigator hired to keep an eye on her. But is she the devil or an angel. The Author has really brought the characters out, you could feel their emotions, The Author done a fantastic job bringing the storyline.
    5 stars
    I am in love with this book!!!!! You GOTTA read it!!!!! It’s a MUST READ for 2019!!!!!! Reasons why I enjoyed this book:
    Wonderful characters
    5 stars
    This story takes on a very dark theme - sexual abuse. It is done in a way to show the reader how a child could possibly cope with abuse. Grace is a wonderful character. The reader gets a glimpse into her world. It doesn't hold extremely in depth but does give you a good foundation.
    Saint is her savior but I must say he really didn't resound with me initially because I felt he too was taking advantage of Grace with the excuse of helping her. He had his own demons to deal with in the story.
    4 stars
    This is a dark read. It is well written, interesting and kept my interest throughout the whole thing. I enjoyed watching the storyline and characters unfold. I recommend it to all. 

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  • The reviews are posted for The Confessional

    “The confessional is dark, dangerous, addictive, and offers no cure or redemption.”

     “This is a great read. It also gives you a whole different look at people dealing with addiction and the way it affects them. “

    “The Author has really brought the characters out, you could feel their emotions. The Author did a fantastic job bringing the storyline.”

    “The storyline in this book is a little crazy, but oh so good! It takes a few chapters to really get into the good part of the story, but once you get there, you won’t be able to put your kindle down until the very end!  Awesome job, K. Nilsson!”

    Confessional by K Nilsson is set to release on February 20th! Mark your calendars and Order today
    Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2MP9xb2
    Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2MLUGOJ
    Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2MPUQ7D
    Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2MOYb7g

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  • Meghan March Ruthless Magic

    Ruthless King (Mount Trilogy, #1)Ruthless King by Meghan March
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Thank you, Meghan March for creating story magic with the Ruthless series.

    Mount, the bad ass kingpin of New Orleans, launched a hostile takeover of an assertive businesswoman, Kiera, whose dead husband left her in debt to Mount to the tune of a half million dollars. She’s fighting him tooth and nail but he has her over a barrel, threatening to hurt her family and friends if she doesn’t submit willingly.

    Kiera has chinks in her armor, naivete, pride, and family loyalty, that are endearing. Mount softens a bit against her outraged fits and uncharacteristically tolerates a lot of verbal abuse and defiance from her. Mount alternates between amusement and anger to the bickering when he pushes her limits.

    Their sexual chemistry is as hot as a car hood on a New Orleans summer day. I feel like a lucky voyeur.

    #NOLO #kingpinromance #goodgirltakenbykingpin #shewilllikeit #alphaalltheway #badhusband #indebt

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  • Anita Gray Blair, an innocent assassin

    Blaire (Dark Romance, #1)Blaire by Anita Gray
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Blaire was a gripping story of a young girl trained to be an assassin. She maintains a rare innocence borne of being sheltered from normal life and not without naivete. Blaire is surrounded by brutality but manages to be the blossom in the flames, and hopefully, she will end up as the rose amongst the ashes.

    It’s very brutal and dark. Maybe the author was been a bit trigger-happy?

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  • Girl in Bath Time by CC Heywood

    Girl in Bath (Girl in Paris, #1)Girl in Bath by C.C. Heywood
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Time traveling with CC Heywood was a blast. Think of it as stepping into a Degas painting where a dominant is disguised as a gentleman and a feisty woman with a great singing voice disguised as a laundress.

    I think of the era and setting of the story as another character. The Belle Époque was the gilded age, overlapped with the Victorian era. The amount of wealth spent on the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Metro, the completion of the Paris Opera was proportional to the levels of optimism of the times. It was the age of Manet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cezanne, and Degas.

    It was the time for a singing laundress, Monica Fauconnier, once a model for a painter, to reach for the brass ring and become a star. Instead, she became the object of Jonathan Derassen’s desire. Jonathan was an enigmatic, divorced man of means with an obsession to make Monica a courtesan and his lover. But the spirited young Monica had other ideas.

    One of the story’s new characters was delightful, Madame Pelletier, the owner of the laundry where Monica worked. I envisioned her as a bosomy middle-aged woman, who stuffed handkerchiefs, change, sewing supplies, everything she owned, between her breasts. She was salty with a faint smell of soap, her thick tendrils escaped the headscarf, and her dark eyes pierced like daggers.

    Even though this book is an adaptation of the CD Reiss’ Submission Series, Girl in Bath can be enjoyed by anyone. It was a rich, textured, flaky croissant, full of finger-licking flavor. Who does not like croissants?

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  • Review: Broken by Bree Dahlia

    BrokenBroken by Bree Dahlia
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    His eyes say, let me hurt you. It will be ok, I promise.

    Deacon Bruce was the exorcist of emotional pain. His silent seduction wasn’t just through his eyes, but his fingers, the tone of his voice, the promise of relief. He wasn’t dispensing a mercy beating to a willing masochist. No, Jacque’s pain was purposeful, dispensed by someone who took sadistic pleasure in the doing.

    Sadism is hard to understand on its own but Bree portrayed Deacon as a well-meaning sadist. Pardon me while I stifle my giggle because I know some well-meaning sadists.

    But there is something to using physical pain as a therapeutic method to achieve the cathartic experience of releasing emotional pain. Bree’s description of Deacon was what I would have envisioned, intriguing, handsome, and the accent. *sigh* He could beat the”brat” out of me anytime.

    Her visuals were as electrifying as they were tender. I felt like I was watching from the sidelines. The words made me feel. Loved the story. Excellent work.

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