Book review: The Tabu Series by Ava Bell

 Ava Bell is an Independent Author who writes Erotic Fiction and resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

[Writers note: I interviewed Ava Bell after I read her series of book. To read the interview click here, Q and A with Ava Bell – Author]

  

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 The Tabu Series

Joe’s Rating : 5 out of 5 stars

 

 The Tabu series consists of three books: 1) C/curious, 5 out of 5 stars, 2) A/awakening, 5 out of 5 stars, and 3) S/submit, 5 out of 5 stars.

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Emma is a dedicated mother to a couple of teenagers, Maddie and Luke, along with being a wife to Daniel, who is any woman’s dream husband. However, Emma is lost; she no longer knows who she is or her purpose in life. After noticing one of her friends reading mommy porn, she decides she too can write books of that nature. With Daniel’s approval and encouragement she starts on the path to becoming an author. Emma wants her book to be realistic about the alternate lifestyle of the BDSM community. Once she starts her research her world begins to change and she finds out she may not be who she thought she was. Will Markus, a man she met on a BDSM social site, be her mentor and give her the answers she needs to write a story that is both fictional and true to the lifestyle?

The characters in this series are strong with distinct personalities, and they guide each other through the twists and turns of heartache, passion and forbidden pleasures. I love the way book three, S/submit, ends with the phone buzzing. I found the conclusion to be appropriate and surprising.

This series is excellent as it gives the reader a glimpse into an alternate lifestyle that few can understand and fewer dare to talk about. Ava pretty much nails it. This set of books reminds me a lot of the series by Penelope Syn, one of my favorite authors, Reform School Sex: The Collection – not the stories, as the plots between the two are totally different, but in the regard that in each series you can pick up any one of the books and it stands alone. There is no need to read the others as each has a beginning and a definite end. However, with Ava’s books, trust me, you will want to read all three to get the big picture of this type of lifestyle.

Video Book Trailer for C/curious

All of Ava’s books can be found on Amazon.

You can connect with Ava on the following social media sites:

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Goodreads

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[Writers note. This is an excerpt of the book review: The Tabu Series by Ava Bell that was posted to Joseph Clay – Author Official Blog on March 19, 2016. Once IIA was formed the review was moved here. This excerpt contains the book review only, for the complete blog follow the link above in this note.]

 

Blog edited by Clare Diston at Human Voices.

Book review: Miles From Home by Ava Bell

 Ava Bell is an Independent Author who writes Erotic Fiction and resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

[Writers note: I interviewed Ava Bell after I read her series of book. To read the interview click here, Q and A with Ava Bell – Author]

 

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 Miles from Home

Joe’s Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

 

The characters in Miles from Home are strong and believable. The plot is strong, and the story flows along at a good pace with only a few dips in the action. The ending is spectacular.

Miles from Home is a tale of two young people, Maggie and Sam, escaping their pasts in pursuit of a brighter future. One is headed north to purse the dreams of becoming a musician, the other is headed to the east coast to a prestigious school in hopes of becoming a ballerina. They meet by accident, before either gets to far, on a stretch of lonely highway. The story esculates from there.

Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, something else happens to one or the other. The dreams of one come true but at a cost, while the other has to give theirs up. This story will pull at your heartstrings to the point of making you tear up. The sexual content is added at the right times and is appropriate and steamy. Don’t let the book being categorized as erotic fiction turn you away from reading a great book, written with feeling that will touch your soul.

Video Book Trailer for Miles From Home.

All of Ava’s books can be found on Amazon.

You can connect with Ava on the following social media sites:

Facebook

Goodreads

Twitter

[Writers note. This is an excerpt of the book review: Miles From Home by Ava Bell that was posted to Joseph Clay – Author Official Blog on March 19, 2016. Once IIA was formed the review was moved here. This excerpt contains the book review only, for the complete blog follow the link above in this note.]

Blog edited by Clare Diston at Human Voices.

Book review: Promise Me Always by G. Michelle

G. Michelle is an Independent Author who writes contemporary romances and resides in  Middle Tennessee.

 

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G. Michelle – Author

 

G. Michelle is unapologetic about giving her characters not only a happily ever after, but also snarky comebacks, playful banter, sexy males, and hot, steamy action.

G. Michelle states that she, herself, is an avid reader of ‘smutty’ romance and likes to include a little in her books. What’s a good read without it, right? She gleefully admits her addiction to coffee, depressing indie music, and Netflix. When she’s not at her daytime job working as a Family Counselor—or, if you prefer, being a responsible adult, you can find her driving her family crazy with promises that she’ll only be ‘a few more minutes’ at the computer!

As you can see in her photo above she is strapped in for the ride. Trust me you too should buckle up as well and hang on when you read this tale, as the romance is a steamy trip down a bumpy Bayou road.

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Joe’s rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Promise Me Always is the first book in G. Michelle’s Bayou Romance Series, with two more to come. I’m being totally honest when I say I can’t wait to read them.

Promise Me Always is love story of two people, Gabe and Evie, with an excellent and tight plot. The tale is set in New Orleans, Louisiana, and you can feel the humid air, smell the magnolia blossoms, and sense the passion and deception from chapter one. Was the deception intentional or was it by mistake? It could be that one character felt that deception was the only way to keep the truth hid. To them it was the right thing do and necessary to protect all involved, never thinking about the devastation it was causing those near and dear to them. Will the truth ever come out and if so will it be too late to mend the broken hearts left in deceptions wake. Yes this story is filled with twist and turns that will keep you guessing till the final page.

The sexual scenes are steamy to say the least and are scattered throughout the book. When the tension reaches its peak between Gabe and Evie, along with the readers, ‘BAM’ G. Michelle drops a sex scene in just at the right time. Not only are the love scenes tastefully done but are believable and told from each characters point of view.

Gabe and Evie or both strong characters and G. Michelle masterfully brings their flaws to the surface as well as their strong points. The supporting cast is also full of colorful characters which makes the book more believable, as in the south family is everything, and that theme shows throughout the book. The dialogue is right on point for this part of the country and is filled with wit, wise cracks, southern humor and charm.

 There you go as you can see I feel this book is worth the dough. You will find the links below to bring home, in paperback or to your Kindle, Promise Me Always. G. Michelle has also agreed to answer Joe’s Twenty off the Wall Questions, where we find out more about G. Michelle than is listed in her bio. Be looking for it soon.

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Promise me Always Paperback

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Promise me Always eBook

Connect with G. Michelle on Facebook

[Writers note. This is an excerpt of the book review: Promise Me Always by  G. Michelle that was posted to Joseph Clay – Author Official Blog on February, 2017. Once IIA was formed the review was moved here. This excerpt contains the book review only, for the complete blog follow the link above in this note.]