Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Sexy Nerd's #Review Featuring...The Arrangement...#Thriller #Drama #College #Art @rhardingwriter

Natalie, a young art student in New York City, is struggling to pay her bills when a friend makes a suggestion: Why not go online and find a sugar daddy—a wealthy, older man who will pay her for dates, and even give her a monthly allowance? Lots of girls do it, Nat learns. All that’s required is to look pretty and hang on his every word. Sexual favors are optional.

Though more than thirty years her senior, Gabe, a handsome corporate finance attorney, seems like the perfect candidate, and within a month, they are madly in love. At least, Nat is…Gabe already has a family, whom he has no intention of leaving.

So when he abruptly ends things, Nat can’t let go. She begins drinking heavily and stalking him: watching him at work, spying on his wife, even befriending his daughter, who is not much younger than she is. But Gabe’s not about to let his sugar baby destroy his perfect life. What was supposed to be a mutually beneficial arrangement devolves into a nightmare of deception, obsession, and, when a body is found near Gabe’s posh Upper East Side apartment, murder.

The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’

Normally I wouldn’t start a book review off like this, but Gaaaat Damn! this book was so good! Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal meet The Arrangement! Yassss, this book had all my personal ingredients to make for an outstanding read! Oh yes, this book was it!

Natalie Murphy was like so many students we know. Hell, I was her at one time in my life. Who hasn’t struggled with paying student loans, trying to make ends meet, while trying to earn a degree so you can make a decent life for yourself? It’s rough trying to further your education, and when you don’t have any family to help you pay your way, it makes for a rather frustrating existence. This was Natalie’s life—working in a bar/restaurant to pay her bills. Her roommates were nagging her for rent and utility bills. They were sick and tired of paying Nat’s way.

Well, Nat was trying to study for her final exams and had these money woes on her mind. It didn’t help that her friend-with-benefits-boyfriend and she got into a heated debate at work, which caused her to lose her job. Ummph, what the hell was Nat supposed to do now? She went and added insult to injury. Life wasn’t working out for her—that is, until an art student friend she had observed living quite well made a suggestion to her. Will wonders ever cease? Why not become a sugar baby? That’s what Ava was doing and why she was living so well. She wasn’t doing anything wrong.

Are you out of your mind, Nat thought? There was no way she was going to sleep with men to make ends meet. Why, she wouldn’t be any different than a prostitute. Nat wasn’t raised like that. But then again, Nat observed the beautiful penthouse her art student friend was living in. The high-priced clothes and the fantastic body her girlfriend had. Ava’s hair and nails always on point. Besides, Ava wasn’t made to sleep with these men. Ava wasn’t a prostitute nor an escort. She was a confidante who spent time with older men to keep them company and listen to them. Go out on a few dates and be there for them when they needed. She would go on elaborate trips around the world and when she wasn’t needed, her life was her own. A no-strings-attached-arrangement. And the best part of all, these sugar daddies would pay her an allowance to keep her relevant. 

Wow! No wonder Ava was able to afford a penthouse and buy the freshest clothes and keep her body in check. What was the harm in that, right? Try as Nat might, she struggled with this whole idea. What would her mother think? How could she live with herself? Would she have to sleep with these old men? How old was old? A million questions went through Natalie’s mind. But ultimately, the rent and college tuition won. These things had to be paid or otherwise, Nat wouldn’t survive in New York City much longer. She created a profile as a sugar baby so she could find a sugar daddy, and when she met Gabe, her life would forever be changed. And readers, this is where the story goes completely left! OMG! I! Could! Not! Get! Enough!!!! I loved this story so much! 
What I found so mesmerizing was how Harding put you in Nat’s shoes. I was that character. I could feel her thoughts and live in her troubles. It was like I was in the driver seat. It was exciting, yet terrifying with each page I tapped on the Kindle. I remember being a young student in school trying to pay for books. But luckily for me, I had family I could turn to. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case for all students. My God, I kept thinking why on earth would she do this to herself, but she was desperate. 

This was one of the most exciting books I’ve read for 2019! I realize that not every reader will feel the way that I do, but I’m telling you, Sexy Nerds, this was such an exhilarating read, you will not be able to get enough. Even though I narrowed it down to two characters I felt was responsible for the way things turned out, I did eventually venture down the correct path. It didn’t matter that I figured it out because this read was that damn good. This story is silver screen worthy! Oh yes, I’d line up to see this in film. And, I’m going to also go out on a limb and say, I’d love to see Richard Gere play Gabe. He could pull that shit off easily! OMG, Richard could so rock that character. He’s the right age and perfect for the role! So, Hollywood, if you ever decide to make this a movie, I’m putting my dibs in for Gere! 

The Sexy Nerd gives The Arrangement five agreed upon stars! If I could give more than five stars, trust me I would most certainly do that! This is one of those books that I have to shout from the rooftops! Harding wrote the hell out of this book! She made a believable story and unforgettable characters that you will want to invest your time in. I know I enjoyed this and it’s also going on my all-time favorites list. The Arrangement goes on sale Tues., July 30, 2019. Make sure you pick up your copy and read immediately! Until next time, Sexy Nerds, open a book and get mind blown!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

#Book #Tour...The Shifter Chronicles...#YA #Fantasy #Romance #Thriller #Giveaway @MichelleAreaux

The Shifter Chronicles Book 1
by Michelle Areaux
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance Thriller
How well do you know yourself? Sixteen-year-old Elle thinks she's got life in Shady Oaks all under control until new boy Asher comes to town. Elle can't explain it, but she can't deny the connection she feels to him. Things with Asher are going great until they're out one night and nearly attacked by a large wolf.

Before she knows it, Elle's life is spiraling out of control: Maddox is in love with her, she and Asher are in danger… and she learns she's a shifter! If that wasn't bad enough, she finds herself in the middle of an ages-old war between shifters and hunters. What else can she do but join the cause?

Will Elle stay with Asher or break-up with him to be with Maddox? What does it mean to be a shifter? Who will emerge victorious in the battle?

The Shifter Chronicles Book 2
Sixteen-year-old Elle's life changed in a matter of seconds after learning she wasn't only human, but a shifter too. To make matters worse, her best friend Maddox and boyfriend Asher have a mutual hate for one another that leaves Elle in the middle of their constant battles.

With a new discovery now lingering over Elle, she is left with more questions than she ever could have imagined. Thinking she has found a way to handle her new found life as a shifter, she now finds herself faced with a much larger challenge.

A huntress named Evaline is now seeking to destroy all shifters and vampires as she makes it her goal to avenge her father's death and end all otherworldly creatures once and for all.

Will Elle be able to survive the army now seeking to destroy her world? Will Elle be forced to choose between her best friend and boyfriend?

Discover a new fantasy world with Everpure, the second book in the Evershade Shifter Chronicles.

The Shifter Chronicles Book 3
For Elle, she thought the day she learned she was a Shifter was the most frustrating day of her life. Well, that was until she found herself in the middle of a war between her best friend and boyfriend.

Now, everything is about to change for this trio as a known Witch in Shady Oaks has decided to wage a war against the Shifters and Otherworldly Creatures.

This time, Elle may find herself battling with new powers and without her trusted best friend, Maddox.

Discover how hearts are broken and mended in this exciting third installment of the Shifter Chronicles, Evernight.

The Shifter Chronicles Book 4
When Elle discovers a new Shifter in town, she doesn’t expect her entire world to be turned upside down. Between Elle’s new powers placing her in even more danger, Magdalyn taking her best friend, Maddox, and new enemies; all odds seem to be against Elle.

With Maddox now falling for Magdalyn, Elle has to fight a new battle; jealousy. Not to mention, Asher, the Vampire love of her life, is still pushing for Elle to decide on her fate for eternity.

Will Elle let her own jealousy distract her? Will she fall victim to her enemies? Find out in this thrilling novel; Everlight.

Michelle Areaux is a wife, mother, middle school teacher, and author. As an avid reader and lover of all things literature, she followed her dream of becoming a published author and has never looked back!

She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky and a Master’s degree in Literacy from Asbury University.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

#Book #Tour...Rose...#Fantasy #Horror #Giveaway @RamiUngarWriter

by Rami Ungar
Genre: Fantasy-Horror
Rose Taggert awakens in a greenhouse with no clear memory of the past two years and, to her horror, finds her body transformed into an unrecognizable form.

Paris Kuyper has convinced Rose that they are lovers and as Paris could not bear for her to die, he has used an ancient and dark magic to save her from certain death.

But the dark magic Paris has used comes at a price. A price which a terrible demon is determined to extract from Rose.

As Rose struggles to understand what is happening to her, she must navigate Paris’s lies and secrets; secrets that Paris will do anything to protect.

Rami Ungar knew he wanted to be a writer from the age of five, when he first became exposed to the world of Harry Potter and wanted to create imaginative worlds like Harry’s. As a tween, he fell in love with the works of Anne Rice and Stephen King and, as he was getting too old to sneak up on people and shout “Boo!’ (not that that ever stopped him), he decided to merge his two loves and become a horror writer.

Today, Rami lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio. He’s self-published three novels and one collection of short stories, and his stories have appeared in other publications here and there. Rose, his first novel with Castrum Press, released June 21st, 2019.

When he’s not writing your nightmares or coming up with those, he’s enjoying anything from the latest horror novel or movie to anime and manga to ballet, collecting anything that catches his fancy, and giving you the impression he may not be entirely human.

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#Book #Tour...The Four Kingdoms...#Fantasy #Romance #Erotica #Giveaway

The Longest Knight 
The Four Kingdoms Book 1
by Sierra N. Terry 
Genre: Fantasy Romance Erotica
The Longest knight is an erotic romantic fantasy Illustrated novel about Princess Milena and the love she carries for the one and only Werewolf knight in her kingdom. After three long years of war with the Borras Kingdom, Princess Milena is sent away in secret by her father to her grandparent's house for her personal safety and she gets to bring none other than the wolf that holds her affections. With the road full of enemy soldiers, wild animals and the threat of being discovered, can the pair make the three day long ride there unharmed? Or will the dangers of war tear them apart before Milena ever has a chance to tell her knight her heart's desire?

The Four Kingdoms series is a series of novels that are loosely based on one another. Most are romantic but not all, one is erotic but none of the others are quite as intense. Each story takes place in one of the four kingdoms but each individual novel can be read as a stand-alone story(but it is highly recommended that you read the first one, The Longest Knight first). Every story has its own strange uniqueness that I hope you will stay with me until the very last one is released!

Beneath the Surface 
The Four Kingdoms Book 2
On a seemingly normal night, Jonas, a kind-hearted knight, saves a beautiful young woman from a vicious attack. He quickly finds out the young woman is actually a mermaid and as she disappears into the water Jonas vows to find her again, so taken by her mere presence. However, ever since they crossed paths Jonas began having strange ominous dreams about her, making him want to see her again even more. What do these dreams mean and why is he having them all the time? These are just some of the questions Jonas seeks answers to but all he really wants is a chance to make her his special lady. 

The Four Kingdoms series is a series of novels that are loosely based on one another. Most are romantic but not all, one is erotic but none of the others are quite as intense. Each story takes place in one of the four kingdoms but each individual novel can be read as a stand-alone story(but it is highly recommended that you read the first one, The Longest Knight first). Every story has its own strange uniqueness that I hope you will stay with me until the very last one is released!

Fairytales For the Bedroom
Erotic Short Stories
A collection of short fantasy stories for all your steamy nights. 8 stuffed stories dripping with fun elements like wolfmen, BDSM, elf women, a Krampus, and even just good old-fashioned romance. There's likely to be at least one story in here perfect for your wet dreams! 

Born and raised in Central Virginia, there was almost no chance Sierra Terry could have grown up NOT being creative. Her mother was and still is, highly creative with her drawings and poetry and she always encouraged Sierra to pursue her work even if she didn’t always like the subject matter!

Sierra realized pretty young she loved to draw and read and despite all the encouragement she had, she somewhat put her creativity on the back burner until a few years ago. No job ever interested her like art and storytelling did, so in her mid-20s she started her comic again and worked on it like a second job! Since then she has finished drawing the comic, wrote 5 fantasy novels and more recently put all her works under the business name Sailorfrill Studio as well as started selling at anime, book or comic conventions.

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#Book #Tour...Gavin Goode...#Literary #Fiction #Giveaway @dseaburn

Gavin Goode
by David B. Seaburn
Genre: Literary Fiction
“I don’t know how, and I don’t know why, but I think I died today.”

So begins the complex and mysterious journey of Gavin Goode and his family. What happened to Gavin and why? What secrets will emerge along the way? Frankie, his wife and a dress store owner, feels guilty, but why? His son, Ryan, who owns an ice cream parlor, and daughter-in-law, Jenna, who is a bank manager, are expecting their first baby. How will this trauma affect them? And what of Rosemary, Frankie’s best friend? Or Ben Hillman and eleven year old, Christopher? How are they implicated in the events that unfold around Gavin’s misfortune?

This is a story of despair and hope, dreams and reality, uncertainty and faith,humor, secrecy, forgiveness and beginnings. As in his previous novels, David B. Seaburn demonstrates his in-depth understanding of the human experience and his storytelling mastery.

In 2010 I retired after having been the director of a public school based free family counseling center. 

Prior to that I was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center for almost twenty years. During my tenure there I taught in a Family Medicine Residency Program, practiced Medical Family Therapy and was the Director of a Family Therapy Training Program. 

In addition to this I am a retired Presbyterian minister, having graduated from seminary (Boston University) in 1975. I served a church full-time from 1975-1981 before entering the mental health field permanently. I am married; we have two adult daughters and two wonderful granddaughters. 

My educational background includes two master's degrees and a PhD. Most of my career was as an assistant professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. There I wrote two professional books and over 65 papers and book chapters. 

In addition to long fiction, I write personal essays, many of which have been published in the Psychotherapy Networker magazine. 

I also write a blog, "Going Out Not Knowing," for Psychology Today magazine ( 

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#Book #Tour...McSexy...#Contemporary #Romance #Giveaway @sianahdeshield

by Sianah Nalika DeShield 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Name: Michael Abeiku Frimpong Aka Mike Frimpong

Age: 27

Nationality: Ghanaian

Net worth: $250 million United States Dollars.

About him: Yale University Graduate, MBA. Masters of Business Administration BBA. Bachelors of Business Administration. Millionaire at age twenty-one, CEO of Frimpong Insurance Corp. Voted number one most eligible bachelor by the women of Ghana for five consecutive years. Grand Master of the female orgasm, and serial playboy until his manhood was questioned, leaving him no choice but to accept the wager of getting a woman pregnant or pay $200,000 USD. Well, it’s on!

Name: Lilian Akosua Annah Aka Lily Annah

Age: 24

Nationality: Ghanaian

Net worth: The last time she checked, there were 300 Ghana cedis, the equivalent of $60.00 USD in her account.

About her: Shy, nerdy, insecure, and likes to think she is an average woman since she seems invisible to men and the last time she had a boyfriend was three years ago, but is she really that average? University of Cape Coast Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Psychology, Masters of Philosophy, Educational Psychology, M.Phil. University of Ghana, Legon, Bachelor of Arts, English BA, author of Affong’s Wishes, the newest children’s book set for the next academic year curriculum for the students in Ghana, beautiful dark skin, perfect hips, tiny waist, a good pair of perky tits, eyes that are absolutely beautiful, adorable, and innocent, they could make you do anything she wants, a voice that is so hypnotic it would make you go wild and submit to her, and a brain that is so sharp that it makes Mike Frimpong’s four-point zero grade point average at Yale seem less achievable.

One visit to her book launch leaves the playboy’s heart pumping and manhood twitching, not just from thinking of claiming her, but also making her the perfect woman to carry his child. Oops… she’s off limits and could cost him everything.

Is the playboy bold enough to chase her, risking everything he’s worked for in the process, or is he willing to let the one woman who stops his heartbeat for the first time walk out of his life?

Sianah Nalika DeShield is a Liberian who left a career in politics to write steamy African Inspired Romance Novels that leave not only her readers spellbound and in awe with an intense emotional connection with the realness of her books, but it also gives a positive picture of the Africa she knows and loves. You can find her in the lovely city of Minneapolis living her urban life while giving us make-believe of happily ever after.

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#Cover #Reveal...The Letter Left...#YA #Sweet #Romance #Giveaway @AngelaFord67

The Letter Left 
The Healing Hearts Ranch Book 1
by Angela Ford 
Genre: YA Sweet Romance 
A story of remembrance, a gift, and a love rediscovered through healing hearts.

Angela Ford takes a different direction this time to bring you a new adult series. A story centered around family, horses, true love, and finding your way from the wise words left to you.

Jack Willows was a great man. He always put others first. He’d taught his granddaughter to do the same. Raine Willows left her grandfather’s farm at eighteen to find her way in life. Seven years later, his death brings her back to the farm and her first love–the boy next door. 

An empowering story of healing through horses. A farm that introduced her to the boy next door–Luke Daniels. The one she could never forget, no matter how many years and miles came between them. Grief reunites them, horses help heal their hearts, and gives them an idea to help others. An idea that had been her grandfather’s dream for her. The letter he left, changed the direction of her life and her heart.

Angela resides in Nova Scotia - Canada's Ocean Playground. Inspired by sunsets, the ocean, her family, and books! She is never without a book, whether she's reading or writing. Angela is a bestselling and award-winning author who has been in the Amazon top fifty, Readers' Choice Awards and ScreenCraft. She has over 50 published works in paperback, eBook, audiobook, and foreign translation. An Award of Distinction sparked the idea for her first book 'Closure' that hit Bestselling Action & Adventure, Women's fiction. In between mysteries, Angela writes short contemporary romance. She loves to connect with her readers!

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