May 282020
 

Talk Nerdy to Me (Sterling Shore #12) by C.M. Owens

Despite the fact it seemed like Base Masters was all over Sterling Shore, I’d never really known much about him, aside from random factoids. Things like… he’s a semi-estranged cousin of one of my brother’s friends, plays guitar in a local band, and he doesn’t get mentioned much unless he’s on stage.

Until… he decided I was going to be his first real-life muse, moved himself into my spare room, and started splashing the walls with pictures of my face next to his lyrics…

His weirdness differs from mine, but he’d be a perfect candidate for my hymen situation. Then I could finally move on to the next personal challenge on my list. The only problem is that he’s yet another man afraid of a virgin.

I genuinely never expected it to be so difficult to lose one’s virginity. I think the world has filled me with false expectations of debauchery coming so easily.

The human element always messes up the plans in my head.

Talk Nerdy To Me is the story of little Brit as she is next for her story.

We’ve known Brit since book 3, when Dane Sterling found out he has a half sister. She is extremely smart, has a memory of a dictionary and is a little bit awkward. Let’s just say she is not used to having social skills.

While we had guesses on things she’s said during the series, now we finally get into her mind.

It’s hilarious and you will love the brotherly love the guys have for her.

In her quest to get rid of her virginity, she stumbles on Base Masters, the solist of the band that plays at Dane’s club and also Tag’s cousin. He doesn’t know what hit him.

Base has been introduced little by little, more so when the girls go to watch him because he is gorgeous.

I am happy that Brit is with Base since they are the characters we’ve seen along the way.

In this book we get the final cliffhangers to the last book: The Wedding. Be sure to give me your thoughts on this one.

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Dec 222019
 

Taming a Maverick (Sterling Shore #11) by C.M. Owens

SALEM

Just some fun. Just one night of reckless, harmless, wild fun.

That’s what I told myself the night I hooked up with quite possibly the sexiest guy I’ve ever known. Only, I didn’t want to KNOW him. Life is a series of temporary situations, or so it’s always been for me. A future revolves around the next move, but I’m still the type to live in the moment on a seldom occasion, consequences be damned.

Unless that moment happens to be unknowingly landing in bed with my brand new stepbrother. The universe is a mean, twisted jerk. And one consequence is that I have to be around him and get to know him. The worst consequence is the fact that Maverick Sterling, the infamous playboy who can’t possibly be tamed, is really hard not to want more of once you’ve had a taste. So long as I’m not stupid enough to fall in love, it shouldn’t be a big deal. Right?

MAVERICK

My life has been blissfully simple for a really long time. I have a routine. I have friends. I have family. Yet everyone seems to have less and less time, since they’re all sort of trying to be adults or what the hell ever. I blame them for the fact the only girl to ever ditch me without a backward glance is suddenly under my skin. I blame my father for the fact she’s a new fixture in my life. Not that I knew that before I got a little overly friendly with my new stepsister. I mean, what are the odds? It shouldn’t have been possible.

But it happened. It figures the one girl I can’t get out of my head is the one girl who doesn’t want to be with me. At least in my head she’s the only girl who doesn’t want to be with me, because I tend to be arrogant like that. The point is, now she’s everywhere I turn, yet she’s marking a line in the sand that she thinks I really won’t cross.

Obviously she doesn’t know me at all.

*Can be read as a stand-alone
*Sexual Content
*Adult Language

Excerpt Taming a Maverick (Sterling Shore #11) by C.M. Owens
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“What are we going to do at your house?” she asks me, a teasing smile on her lips.
“I was thinking we’d start with foreplay, have a few mutual orgasms, and work our way up to the main event, since you like to slip out after the warmup.”
She arches an eyebrow. “Or you could read some of your erotica to get me worked up. Maybe play me some Backstreet Boys to set the mood.”
I groan as her sideways grin mocks me.
“That kid is pure evil,” I grumble, prompting her to laugh again.
After a beat, she says, “You know we’re not actually going to have sex, right?”
“Netflix and chill it is,” I tell her, sighing. “But I am excellent at cuddling.”
She grins even as we turn toward my house, walking up the steps. I listen on the other side to make sure the devil cat isn’t tearing anything apart too close to the door, and then open it.
It’s eerily quiet when we walk in.
“Bananas,” I call into the darkness as I flip on the light.
Nothing seems destroyed. Other than the leather furniture I still haven’t replaced.
“Why did you name the cat Bananas?”
“Blowjob demonstration gone wrong on a banana, and Bella choked. It was funny before the cat was stuck with me.”
“Makes perfect sense,” she deadpans from behind me. “What is your life?”

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Dec 222019
 

Blood’s Fury (Deadly Beauties #1) by C.M. Owens

The deadliest things in life are often the most beautiful… until they strike.

Alyssa Coldwell decides to put her destiny as an immortal witch to the side, so she can take the chance to live like a normal girl amongst regular humans before she too is part of the fey world. She wants a break from magic and all the dangerous drama that comes with it, but life doesn’t always let you do as you please.

Magic is supposed to be simple – you’re either light or dark. But Alyssa is brutally awakened when she learns that life isn’t always so simple. There are gray areas, and there is more to being light than simply saying you are.

But magic isn’t her only problem, humans have problems as well. When she meets Kane Ice, she finds herself in a situation she’s never been before. She’s been sheltered by her overly protective mother, so being with a guy hasn’t ever been an easy task. Kane makes it impossible not to try… while she can. Though she knows she’ll have to leave him once her body turns immortal, she can’t help but fall for him.

What’s the problem with a witch loving a human? So, so many things. Her world is too dangerous, and her attempt to take a break from it fails miserably when her mother is taken captive. With danger always around her, she knows Kane will never be safe. But it’s too hard to let him go.

Kane’s not so fragile though, and he refuses to lose the only girl he’s ever really cared for. Secrets are a part of Alyssa’s life, but she’s not the only one with a locked vault full of unspoken truths. When the secrets come out, Alyssa loses all her faith, her will, and her hope.

Excerpt Blood’s Fury (Deadly Beauties #1) by C.M. Owens
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He smirks, his eyes still on my barely bleeding finger, and then he draws it into his mouth. My breath catches in my throat as he sucks the tip of my finger with his deliciously soft lips, and without thinking, I part my legs for him to step in between, feeling completely aroused, beguiled, and lost in his touch.
His eyes close as he draws my finger in more, and suddenly I’m rushed with the overwhelming desire to throw myself at him as he grips me tighter to him. He finally releases my finger from his lips, and I’m almost left with a painful ache after the withdrawal.
“What was that?” I mutter breathlessly, but he doesn’t answer.
Instead, he jerks me up from the stool where I’m sitting, and he pulls me to him as he carries me away, promising this night just got a hell of a lot better. His lips claim mine with a bruising force, and the fire courses through my veins as every bit of me throbs to feel his body owning mine.

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Dec 222019
 

WORTH IT by CM Owens & SM Shade

What’s the recipe to the ultimate disaster week?

Three unruly friends.
A wedding we shouldn’t have been invited to.
Two unexpected romances.
A scoop of sexy.
And a double scoop of chaos.

Lydia is a good girl who is above revenge. Good thing she has us. No one cheats on our best friend and rides off into the sunset with his new bride.

What was supposed to happen? Unleash hell like two badasses. It was a simple plan, but we failed to anticipate a few things. A rogue prosthetic, an accidental exorcism, and dominatrix strippers willing to take things way too far, just to name a few.

What actually happened? As usual, nothing went as planned, especially when two sexy distractions popped into the mix. We were there to avenge our friend, not to get entangled with two cocky, arrogant men, who don’t like to hear the word no. I was sure we could resist.

I mean, it was only a week, right? What could happen in a week?

Not intrigued enough? There’s totally a duck in this story.

Ah yeah. Now we have your undivided attention. Enjoy our chaos.
#WorthIt

Excerpt WORTH IT by CM Owens & SM Shade
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Henley and I both look down as Lydia’s body shakes with silent laughter, tears forming in her eyes.
“Silence!” the women inside snap again.
“I kiiiill you,” Lydia says once more, snorting, then covering her mouth like she’s dying on the inside from so much laughter.
“What the hell?” Henley whispers, which forces Lydia to snort again as her body shakes harder. Another series of loud pops, and some louder curses follow, and I look up as Anderson gets restrained by one of the security guys. Evil Eyes grabs his crotch, and his eyes widen as he gets held immobile.
“I said SILENCE!” she roars.
“I kiiill you,” Lydia says again, this time laughing and then choking to stop the sound from escaping.
She’s lost her motherfucking mind.
“Did you go drink the tainted champagne?” Henley hisses. Lydia shakes her head, but she can’t form words because of her internal riot. We go back to watching as Anderson is restrained and now he has a ball gag in his mouth. Oh dear fuck. What did I buy? “His eyes are wide in his head, and there are totally nipple clamps on him right now. Four other poor guys are stuck in the same position, the security team too buff to be toyed with.
I quickly pull up my phone to figure out what I bought. Scrolling through my email, I finally find the contract with the list of specifications. It’s when I get to the extras that I cringe. Forceful roleplay for the ones who fake resistance and want a dark experience. Bound and gagged. Little Bow Beep. What the fuck is a Little Bow Beep? My question is answered, unfortunately, when a massive dildo is pulled out, and it has a bowtie at the bottom. My eyes widen when the thing beeps loudly, and vibrations start. That’s not little at all.
“Whoa,” Henley whispers.
“That escalated quickly.” Anderson tries to speak around the gag, his voice squeaky despite the muffled state of it.
“Silence!” The woman barks again. “I kiiill you,” Lydia says from the ground, now heaving. She’s laughing so hard that she literally can’t actually make a sound as she flops around like a fish. Her face is turning red because she’s so silent and yet laughing. None of the guys in the room are moving. I think they’re all too stunned. Quickly, I go back to reading, panicking now. Anal play. *Applies to the client only. Our employees are not to be touched. Oh, no! No, no, no, no! If at any time the client wishes to stop, the safe word must be used.
It’s Llama. “Llama!” I shout just as she starts tugging at Anderson’s boxers. Everyone turns to look at the window as I push it up, desperately trying to stop this before things go too far. Are they seriously just going to watch him get mauled by a vibrator?
“Say llama!” I yell to Anderson. “It’s the safe word!” His eyes are wide and panicked, and all you can hear is a muffled, “Yama! Yama! Yama!” He’s going to fucking kill me.

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Oct 212019
 

Poison’s Kiss (Deadly Beauties #2) by C.M. Owens

Alyssa has spent her entire life naively believing things are only laid out in black or white, but now she finds herself stuck in the gray area. The inner battle she faces with her own dark power that she has denied for too long starts to brew all the more fiercely. Kane’s coldness breaks her heart even more than it’s already broken, but fate’s cruel sense of humor forces them to band together despite their torrid conflict.
The biggest problem… There are consequences she didn’t know she’d have to face after giving herself to Kane, and she finds herself in pain each and every time she’s near him. A pain that leaves her feeling like a puppet.
Hope rests on the shoulders of her enemies, and her allies pile up in all the wrong forms. When tragedy strikes, she’s faced with more dark choices to make. Everything gets twisted, and she becomes stuck in the middle of an internal game of tug-of-war. Gage is there, but he’s just as much her enemy as a night stalker. How can she trust any of them?
The world is fully of deadly beauties, and deception is their best played game. Alyssa keeps learning the hard way how true this is.

Excerpt Poison’s Kiss (Deadly Beauties #2) by C.M. Owens
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Before he’s even completely out of sight, familiar arms are wrapping around my waist with a rough, aggressive touch, and spinning me around to meet the green eyes behind a red mask.

Kane.

My heart patters heavily against my chest as he forces me into a dance in the center of the ballroom floor. I stare helplessly at his incredible body wrapped like a designer present. His black suit holds a touch of red at the pocket, and his blood red shirt matches his mask.

His dark hair sweeps over the upper rim of the mask as he stares down at me. His jaw is tense and his eyes are hostile.

“What are you doing here? Do you know what this place is?” he whispers.

“Yeah. It’s the home of a suc-”

He clamps his hand over my mouth to silence me, rolling his eyes as he does so.
“Not so loud. Why are you here?”

He releases his hold over my mouth, but I’ve tasted his touch, reveled in the feel of his skin on mine, and felt the need for more flowing through my veins. With this toxic air, I’m just a seduced puppet, and the lingering feelings I have for this devil are taunting me right now.

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Sep 032019
 

Make Me (Sterling Shore #10) by C.M. Owens

DALE

I’m a mature and very pragmatic person, whom others like to call boring.

At least I was…until Harley came back into town…

What do you do when a girl comes back for some petty revenge against you and seduction is part of her game?

You pretend to be a millionaire dom, of course.

Yeah…it sounded better in theory. My execution keeps ending up in awkward messes, and this game between us gets even messier when I learn more about Harley. She’s easy to fall for, even though she’s hazardous as hell.

What happens when all the games end?

HARLEY

One simple little goal turns into one giant disaster.

On the surface, Dale Sterling seemed like an a*****e from my past; the typical arrogant guy who boulders through life and anyone in his way. So a little revenge seemed plausible, considering what he did to me once upon a long time ago. In hindsight, it was immature. But revenge has kept me on top of the world since I stopped being on the bottom of everyone’s shoes, so I make no apologies for my immaturity.

But Dale is weirdly kinky…

Everything is going fine…until it gets real. Now the guy I wanted to humiliate is the same guy I’m begging my heart not to stupidly fall in love with.

Unfortunately, my heart tends to be stubborn.

*Can be read as a stand-alone
*NO cliffhanger
*Sexual content
*Adult language

Excerpt Make Me (Sterling Shore #10) by C.M. Owens
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DALE

“I don’t have any idea how to use all this stuff,” I whisper-yell, and they both turn to look at me like I’ve sprouted a second head.

My cousins are loading down baskets full of somewhat complicated, kinky shit, yet I’m the one who is an idiot for not knowing how to use it.

Unbelievable.

I should have gone to Rye and Brin.

“You don’t actually use it,” Maverick says, his smile turning mocking.

“You kinky bastard,” Corbin adds, goading me with his own taunting smile.

I’m going to kill them both.

“Then why are we buying it?” I growl.

They exchange a horrified look mixed with fascination before doubling over, laughing harder and drawing too much attention our way.

“You really are a kinky little shit, aren’t you?” Maverick asks through his guffaws. “You wanted to use this stuff?”

Dead. They’re both dead.

“It’s always the quiet ones,” Corbin says, too damn amused for his own good.

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Sep 032019
 

Identical Disaster (The Sterling Shore Series Book 8) by CM Owens

JAX

My life was simple… until Bo Brendon crashed into my lap. Shy girls aren’t my thing, yet somehow, she’s under my skin and in my head. It’s a f*cking nightmare. Yet it’s a nightmare I don’t want to give up.

BOLIVIA (BO)

Jax Marshall was an accident. A really sexy, smart, incredibly smooth, hot… accident. He’s the kind of guy you shouldn’t fall in love with, because he could crush you with barely any effort. Especially someone like me. Either it will be the best thing to ever happen to me, or it will be the disaster that leaves me in ruins.

I guess I’ll find out.

*****
*Romantic Comedy
*Adult content
*Can be read as a stand-alone
*Dual POV

Excerpt Identical Disaster (Sterling Shore #8) by C.M. Owens
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(Bolivia) Bo –

I let him pull me up, and I don’t protest when he laces our fingers together.
“Your dad says there’s a private cove somewhere around here. Feel like a little fun?” he asks, bouncing his eyebrows suggestively.
Pretty sure my feet turn into lead, because they stop moving, and I fall. Face first. Into the sand.
Told you I suck at life.
“Shit!” Jax says around a laugh, losing his grip on my hand as I slowly raise up, seeing sand on the ends of my eyelashes and tasting the grit of it on my lips.
“You okay, babygirl?” Dad calls from down the beach. I turn to see the asshole grinning at me knowingly.
Some fathers want to pinch off a guy’s head off for screwing their daughters. My dad made jokes like he would, but then he tells Jax about the sex cove. That’s what Bora has always called it.
My dad is the kind of dad who is loving the hell out of the fact I’m pretending to be the reckless, sexy Bora, when… Hell, I can’t even remember the last time I had sex.
Jax hauls me back to my feet and back to my current situation, and I glare daggers at my smiling father.
“You okay?” Jax asks, still chuckling while wiping some of the sand off my face.
“I can’t swim,” I blurt out randomly.
“Yes you can,” he says, confused. “We swam at my gym’s pool… Remember? It was the one and only time you’ve come to the gym.”
He arches a brow, and I clear my throat. “I mean I can’t swim today.”
See? I suck at being deceptive. And improv is so not my strong suit.
“Why?” he asks slowly, looking at me like the sand has somehow made me lose IQ points.
“Because… Sharks!”
Yeah… Said that too loudly.
Mrs. Marshall starts screaming, “Where?! Sharks! Where?”
Freaking eh.

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Jul 262019
 

Make Me (Sterling Shore #10) by C.M. Owens

DALE

I’m a mature and very pragmatic person, whom others like to call boring.

At least I was…until Harley came back into town…

What do you do when a girl comes back for some petty revenge against you and seduction is part of her game?

You pretend to be a millionaire dom, of course.

Yeah…it sounded better in theory. My execution keeps ending up in awkward messes, and this game between us gets even messier when I learn more about Harley. She’s easy to fall for, even though she’s hazardous as hell.

What happens when all the games end?

HARLEY

One simple little goal turns into one giant disaster.

On the surface, Dale Sterling seemed like an a*****e from my past; the typical arrogant guy who boulders through life and anyone in his way. So a little revenge seemed plausible, considering what he did to me once upon a long time ago. In hindsight, it was immature. But revenge has kept me on top of the world since I stopped being on the bottom of everyone’s shoes, so I make no apologies for my immaturity.

But Dale is weirdly kinky…

Everything is going fine…until it gets real. Now the guy I wanted to humiliate is the same guy I’m begging my heart not to stupidly fall in love with.

Unfortunately, my heart tends to be stubborn.

*Can be read as a stand-alone
*NO cliffhanger
*Sexual content
*Adult language

Title: Make Me
Author: CM Owens
Publication Date: January 30th, 2017
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (330 pages)
Rating: 10/10

One would think that if Dale is the one everybody thought he’s the responsible one, the adult within the circle and that he thinks before he acts, well… this book is his, and it will prove you wrong.

This story is based on the events that happened before prom, when Rain found out about her medical problem, and the guys ditched their dates. Harley was supposed to be Dale’s date, but that turned her into a target for more bullying.

Fast forward years later, she comes back for revenge. Revenge on the girls that humiliated her, the guy that broke her heart and her family that rejected her and also took her inheritance.

Now, she’s the queen of the nerds and her revenge tastes sweet. Only, Dale proves he was different than the boy she hated for what he did. This man is everything she yearns for, and she needs him more than she realizes.

In this book we learn more about Britt, who quickly becomes an asset for Hayley’s company, proving that Britt belongs with the nerds.

Even if you might think Dale is the silent one, the mature one, he’s in over his head with Harley.



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Jul 262019
 

Perfectly Toxic (The Sterling Shore Series Book 9) by CM Owens

BELLA

New life. New job. New home. New goals…
I vowed to make drastic changes and to never fall back into old habits. But then Ethan Noles showed up and blew all my good intentions to hell. I should have stayed away. I shouldn’t have played his game.
But I did.
Now I just hope I don’t regret it.

ETHAN

Bella is the type of girl you can’t help but chase, because she doesn’t want to be caught. I came back ready to live and enjoy life. Not to get tethered to a girl. But… shit happens. Bella happens. And everything I thought I wanted slowly changes.

*Graphic language
*Adult content
*And yeah, there’s sex.

CAN BE READ AS A STAND-ALONE

Title: Perfectly Toxic
Author: CM Owens
Publication Date: July 26th, 2016
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (385 pages)
Rating: 10/10

I think Bella’ story was one of the ones I really enjoyed! She is hilarious on her own, without too much trouble! We have seen parts of her character since A Redo, the book where Allie meets Wren, her baby daddy.

Bella has managed to become on of the circle and she has earned her spot by being loyal, funny and perfectly toxic for Ethan Noles.

Ethan returns to Sterling Shore after managing his father’s company for 10 years. He wants to live again and relive his youth, since partying was out of reach between working all the time. His party turns him into the E.R. where he meets Bella.

I love how he became a little obsessed with her before knowing she was part of his circle of friends and how he gets jealous when somebody talks about her.

This series is becoming better and better, so it would be a tragedy to ask me what my favorite one is. Truly a tragedy.



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Jul 262019
 

Triple Dare (The Sterling Shore Series #7) by CM Owens

Who is Corbin Sterling to me? That’s what people always want to know. He was my first friend. He was the love of my life. And he was my only heartbreak. The problem is that I love the big jerk, and I’ve refused to give up our friendship, even if it does mean it’ll eventually ruin me. So, to answer the question… Corbin Fucking Sterling is the Bane of my existence; that’s what he is.

CORBIN STERLING

People tell you to learn from your mistakes, but the problem isn’t learning from them; it’s undoing them. I wish I could go back and undo a lot of shit. Maybe then I wouldn’t feel tortured every time Ruby calls me her “best friend.”
This might be the last chance I have to make everything right, but she’s sure as hell not going to make it easy. The games we play will either finally stop, or turn into what I’ve always wanted. This time I won’t fuck it up. Hopefully.

Title: Triple Dare
Author: CM Owens
Publication Date: October 27th, 2015
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (338 pages)
Rating: 10/10

When I need a good book, I always return to the Sterling Shore series to get me out from this book phase. It’s hilarious and CM Owens blows my mind with how brilliant she is.

It’s funny how I always laugh out loud every time, even if I know what it’s all about. It’s like watching Friends, the TV show, and still think it’s funny. This week I was telling my sister-in-law how she MUST read this series and I got excited for 10 minutes straight.

We already know most of the guys, we get glimpse of Corbin and Ruby from previous books, but now… Now, we get to meet them properly.

Ruby Kross is one bad-ass woman who was dealt with a bad hand but managed to get out stronger! Her mother used to take advantage on her nut allergies and get her admitted in the hospital, struggling for her life most of the time! Luckily, her father managed to take her away.

Corbin and Ruby tried 3 times to date, but every time something happened, so they made rules about their friendship and how their Triple Dare game works.

What I love most about this series is that while we focus on the main characters, we get side story glimpses on the rest of the guys!

Next in line is Identical Disaster, which is Bo’s story, Ruby’s best friend. She will become stranded with one hot Jax Marshall.


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Jul 262019
 

Identical Disaster (The Sterling Shore Series Book 8) by CM Owens

JAX

My life was simple… until Bo Brendon crashed into my lap. Shy girls aren’t my thing, yet somehow, she’s under my skin and in my head. It’s a f*cking nightmare. Yet it’s a nightmare I don’t want to give up.

BOLIVIA (BO)

Jax Marshall was an accident. A really sexy, smart, incredibly smooth, hot… accident. He’s the kind of guy you shouldn’t fall in love with, because he could crush you with barely any effort. Especially someone like me. Either it will be the best thing to ever happen to me, or it will be the disaster that leaves me in ruins.

I guess I’ll find out.

*****
*Romantic Comedy
*Adult content
*Can be read as a stand-alone
*Dual POV

Title: Identical Disaster
Author: CM Owens
Publication Date: February 14th, 2016
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (357 pages)
Rating: 10/10

Identical Disaster is Bo’s story, Ruby’s best friend. She will become stranded with a hot Jax Marshall in Hawaii.

She is there to break up with Jax on behalf of her selfish twin sister and ends up in Hawaii with Jax and his family. This book was so much fun!

Away from Sterling Shore we get a glimpse of 2 side characters we’ve seen along the way! I love how CM Owens manages to bring a little of the gang here and there.

There are no words to express how much I enjoy this series! It has shaped my views on hilarious romance books I want to read and has set the bar way, way higher!

Bo is very unique and manages to turn the table on how people view her opposed to her twin. They are so different and Jax is about to find out. What is more interesting is that we get to learn about her at the same time Jax does.

Next in line is Bella and Ethan’s story, which is more than you want right now, so grab it! We finally get the answer on why her phone is acting so crazy!


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Jul 092019
 

Paint It All Red (Mindf*ck Series Book 5) by S.T. Abby

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word…

Will Logan choose them? Or will we watch them burn together?

It’s time to fuck with their minds.
It’s time to finish it all.
It’s time to paint it all red…

Monsters don’t usually wish for happily-ever-afters.

**BE WARNED: Some descriptions are vivid and can be a trigger for sensitive readers.

**Graphic
**Sexual Content
**Language

Title: Paint It All Red (Mindf*ck #5)
Author: S.T. Abby (Pen Name for CM Owens)
Publication Date: December 26th, 2016
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (176 pages)
Rating: 10/10

There is no secret that CM Owens, AKA S.T. Abby AKA Kristy Cunning, is one of my favorite authors out there. It is so set up in my mind, that honestly, I think whatever she writes will blow my mind.
This book has the perfect ending, one you did not think you’d want until you read the last page!

Brilliant! Everything is brilliant! Justice is being served, Logan can’t deny his feeling for Lana and this book is all about her. She will be the main focus on this one, because Logan is forced to get out of that awful town.

I love how Jake makes everyone see what is going on. The bad people will pay their price for what they have done, but there will be also a price Logan has to pay when he decides what his future is.

It seems Logan and Lana will have their happy ending, but I won’t spoil all the fun with sharing the details!


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Jul 092019
 

All The Lies (Mindf*ck Series Book 4) by S.T. Abby

To understand the monsters in the world, you have to get inside their heads. It’s a dangerous place to be, especially when you start to empathize and lose your own sense of morality.

But that’s never happened to me…

I’ve never felt conflicted on any case. Right is right and wrong is wrong. It’s simple. Black and white. There’s no such thing as a gray area.

But fuck this case. I don’t even know what side I’m on anymore. I don’t understand how this town can continue to function without breaking under the weight of all the lies they’ve spun and lived.

Every time I find a shard of truth, my gut twists, my heart beats faster, and I hate this place a little more. Every time I think I’ve heard the worst, another truth is dug up from the ashes of more burning lies.

Worst of all, I don’t even know who to trust anymore. My head is all messed up.

I pride myself on being impossible to fool.
I’m an expert at knowing when someone is lying to me.
I never believed in being blinded by love…until Lana.

**BE WARNED: Some flashbacks can get intense to readers with a sensitive trigger. Skip the blocks in italics if that’s the case.

**Graphic
**Sexual Content
**Language

Title: All the Lies (Mindf*ck #4)
Author: S.T. Abby (Pen Name for CM Owens)
Publication Date: December 19th, 2016
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (128 pages)
Rating: 10/10

Book 4 and here we are, unsure of what the hell happened. This is where most of your answers come along and you are team Lana all the way!

The suspense is built just right, and everything unravels at the perfect moment.

This series will be forever with me on my favorite list, because you just cannot overlook it!

The scene moves to Lana’s hometown, Delaney Grove, where shit hits the fan! I mean, we know how twisted her past was, but seriously, she’s too kind for that world!

I enjoyed how Leonard figured things out and his suspicious about it as he keeps it a secret, while asking Logan questions to find out what might happen in the end. Even though we know it, we don’t expect that ending, and how he reacts to finding out who Lana really is!

Yes, this is the book where Logan finds out, but I won’t spoil any details on this! Grab the books, it’s worth it!

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Jul 092019
 

Scarlet Angel (Mindf*ck Series Book 3) by S.T. Abby

To kill a monster, you have to be twice as monstrous. To love a monster, you have to share your soul…

Logan Bennett makes me want to have a future not tainted by the constant hunger for revenge. Doesn’t mean I can stop. Doesn’t mean I want to stop. It just means I want more…one day.

But how do you make a good man love the monster inside you without stripping his soul away as well? He is all the best parts of me right now, resurrecting bits of my heart I forgot could even exist.

He makes me feel something other than cold.

He also thinks I’m weak and fragile. Something I laugh about to myself, while secretly soaking in all his protectiveness and concern.

If anyone touches him, harms him, or even threatens him, then they should probably run. Because his girlfriend is a little bit crazy. They just don’t know it yet.

**BE WARNED: Some of the flashbacks in this one do get a lot more intense and detailed than the ones prior to this book. Anyone with sensitive triggers should skip the flashbacks.

**Graphic
**Sexual content
**Language

Title: Scarlet Angel (Mindf*ck #3)
Author: S.T. Abby
Publication Date: December 10th, 2016
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (118 pages)
Rating: 10/10

Holy Hell, sweet whatever you want… this book is becoming an addiction for me! How in the hell I spent all this time not reading it! Let’s rephrase: How in the hell I spent so much time not DEVOURING this series!

If you’re into dark and twisted, this one’s for you!

Not a second of this book gets a boring moment to it. The ending of book 2 has been quite a shock! What does it mean for Hadley and her knowing that she is a killer? I love how protective she is with Logan’s team and how she made justice for Hadley.

You will face a battle with yourself between what Logan sees as justice or how Lana takes it into her own hands.

The writing is flawless, the characters are so well put into play, that you just can put these books down!

I have a few authors I love, and I always end up reading their books really painfully slow, so I can enjoy it longer!

Beware, after starting this book, the world Logan knows will become darker and darker. More secrets come to light and the pieces start to come together.


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Sidetracked (Mindf*ck Series Book 2) by S.T. Abby

They always want to break me, but I’m too strong now. Untouchable.
Or at least I was…until her.

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LOGAN

I’ve had tunnel vision for one main goal for so long, that I forgot there was a whole other world just outside. Until Lana.

She’s everything I never expected, and I love the fact I can never guess her every move or reaction. It’s part of the reason I keep falling. But I also know she shuts me out, hides things from me she feels she can’t share.

One day, I hope she trusts me enough to share.

It isn’t until my job puts her at risk that I realize just how fierce she is, but it doesn’t stop me from doing all I can to protect her. I should walk away to protect her better, but I can’t. Instead, I’m forced to find other ways to keep her safe.

I just hope it’s enough.

Though she is fierce, she’s still fragile…

Right?

**Graphic
**Adult language
**Very small moral compass
**Read at your own risk, because I’m not forcing you to warp your mind

Title: Sidetracked (Mindf*ck #2)
Author: S.T. Abby (Pen Name for CM Owens)
Publication Date: December 5th, 2016
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (98 pages)
Rating: 10/10

Sidetracked is the second book from the Mindf*ck Series which goes on to become better and better. I finished the whole series in one sitting, because I knew I had to have a day off for it, without anyone to bother me.

I took my time reading this and I was not disappointed. Lana is quickly becoming my dark FMC and Logan, oh Logan… I can’t wait to unravel all the secrets and see how this story will end. That’s the thing with this author, you never see it coming!

While they try to find time to spend with each other, there’s another serial killer who becomes a problem for Logan, while trying to target his weakness, Lana. The best part is that she’s not a damsel in distress as everyone thinks she is. Worst part is that Hadley is there to witness everything. I don’t get into spoilers; this is just to pique your interest and see for yourself what this will mean for Lana.

Again, there’s cliffhangers on every book, because why not! I am so addicted to this series, it’s no joke!

It’s hard to learn all the dark into Lana’s past and what they did to her and her family.

Please, for your own good, if you like dark and twisted romance, do not overlook this series.


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Jul 092019
 

The Risk (Mindf*ck Series #1) by S.T. Abby

They took too much.
Left too little.
I had nothing to lose…until him.
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~Lana~
I didn’t expect him.
I didn’t want to fall in love.
But I can’t let him go.
Logan Bennett makes the world a safer place.
He’s brilliant.
He’s a hero.
He locks away the sick and depraved.
But while he’s saving lives, I’m taking them. Collecting the debts that are owed to me.
Ten years ago, they took from me. They left me for dead.
They should have made sure I stayed dead.
Now I’m taking from them.
One name at a time.
I’ve trained for too long.
I’ve been patient.
I can’t stop now.
Revenge is best served cold…
They never see me coming, until I paint their walls red.
Logan doesn’t know how they hurt me. He doesn’t know about the screams they ignored. He doesn’t know how twisted that town really is.
He just knows people are dying.
He doesn’t know he’s in love with their killer.
No one suspects a dead girl.
And Logan doesn’t suspect the girl in his bed.
They’re looking for a monster.
Not a girl who loves red.
Not a girl in love.
I’m a faceless nightmare.
At least until I tell them the story they’ve pretended never happened.
But in the end, will Logan choose them? Or will we watch them burn together?
**Graphic
**Adult language
**Some triggers could be too much for the easily disturbed reader
**Sexual content
**Fucked up moral compass; read at your own risk.

Title: The Risk (Mindf*ck #1)
Author: S.T. Abby (Pen Name for CM Owens)
Publication Date: December 1st, 2016
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (107 pages)
Rating: 10/10

There is no secret that CM Owens, AKA S.T. Abby AKA Kristy Cunning, is one of my favorite authors out there. It is so set up in my mind, that honestly, I think whatever she writes will blow my mind.

I had so much difficulty starting this series, because every single time I opened it, something came up and I got derailed days, weeks, until I tried again, and the same thing happen. Finally, today I finished quickly The Risk and I looooove it, of course.

If there are people who did not start this one, please do. It’s dark and twisted, but you have the Wild Ones Series or The Sterling Shore Series to recover.

Lana Myers aka a girl with a past and a vengeance with a list, has her work all lined up. 10 years of planning and training for this. Everything goes perfect, except she meets Logan at the wrong time. A coincidence or not, he is a profiler with the FBI. He is also the one who profiles her murders.

This is all I need to say to keep your interest up but beware of the cliffhanger! It’s unexpected, in typical CM ways! Make sure you have time to read it all, before you start!

PS: S.T. Abby means STABBY!

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May 162019
 

Daughter of Aphrodite (Daughter Trilogy Book 1) BLURB:

Just when Adisia Titan gives up on men, she finds Devin Cole. He’s sexy, rich, and… persistent. Against her better judgment, she falls for him harder than she ever thought she could. But, Devin’s secretive eyes and cryptic conversations leave her worried a stinging heartbreak is inevitable. Devin’s secrets come to light, leaving her completely shocked and horrified. But not as horrified as she is when she learns her own secrets. Adisia never believed in the world of supernatural until it came crashing down at her feet. Now she’s stuck in between the two realms, both promising to leave her destroyed.
Devin refuses to lose her, and to keep her safe, he’ll sacrifice everything. With death’s breath on their back, they’re forced to face a force they’re not ready to contend with. Too many fates lie in their hands, and too many are ready to tear them down. Their love may just be the key to saving the world from the fate the dark hands are trying to deal.

Title: Daughter of Aphrodite
Author: CM Owens
Publication Date: October 7th, 2013
Shelves: Romance; Fantasy;
Format: Kindle (389 pages)
Rating: 10/10

CM Owens’ books are like desert to me. I love her writing so much that even if I want to devour her books, I keep reading them slowly, so I can enjoy them more.

The Daughters trilogy was one of her earliest series and I am happy to see how her characteristics are better now, and funnier. She is one funny lady.

Daughter of Aphrodite is the first book from the series, and we learn how Aphrodisia has become immortal. She meets Devin in a bar in New York and her world turns upside down.

It’s exciting to see and learn how she becomes a badass goddess while learning to control her powers. And Devin will be by her side every step of the way.

Since Devin’s family is already been chased by enemies, they target her as well. Unfortunately, the books ends with a major bum and cliffhanger so be sure to have the second book ready.



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May 162019
 

Daughter of Asteria (The Daughter Trilogy Book 2) BLURB:

After having destroyed the world, Adisia wakes up unaware and disturbed by the sense she’s forgetting something. The problem is, she’s replaying everything… just in a different way. As soon as her mind catches up and brings her back to the danger still after them, several new disasters occur, each leading Devin to worry about the safety of his only love. With time against them, no one is willing to risk a repeat of the last encounter they had with Safina. Everyone goes all in to prepare, but will it be enough this time? Along the way, Adisia still struggles with her inability to trust the man she loves. It only gets worse in the small world of immortals where Devin is a known womanizer. Then comes a new face, one claiming Adisia is destined to be his, causing Devin’s jealousy to surface for a change. Love’s never easy for an Aphrodite, cursed by beauty, destroyed by the ones she trusts the most.

Title: Daughter of Asteria
Author: CM Owens
Publication Date: October 6th, 2013
Shelves: Romance; Paranormal;
Format: Kindle (354 pages)
Rating: 10/10

As I have said and will say many, many times, I love CM Owens’ books. She is one of my favorite authors and continues to blow my mind every single time.

Daughter of Asteria is the second book of the Daughters Trilogy and things happen all over again. As we know from the previous book, Adisia has managed to become too powerful and her powers will consume the world. But, like a super goddess, she manages to rewind time.

So, this is yet again, a new book but slightly different. And since only Adisia can remember her doing, she wishes to change the outcome.

It was mind-blowing to see how things happen all over again. We already know each character but now the enemies are in the dark.

I love how every time Adisia can impress everyone as she develops her powers, and it frustrated me how long it took for her to become immortal again.

The ending gives us more of the things that were prophesied and how she is the main target for the war that will come.



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May 162019
 

Daughter of Kaos (The Daughter Trilogy Book 3) BLURB:

Just when they think it’s okay to be happy, fate’s cruel sense of humor strikes again, stripping them of their right. Adisia and Devin find themselves in a place where they’ve never been before, and all of Adisia’s crippling insecurities hit her harder than ever when her faith in the man she loves is lost… possibly gone forever. But Devin is one to never lose the girl he loves more than life itself, and he’s determined to find a way to prove it was never his choice to hurt her. While death lurks, betrayal sings, and the life of immortals proves to be all the more entangled.

Title: Daughter of Kaos
Author: CM Owens
Publication Date: October 26th, 2013
Shelves: Romance; Fantasy;
Format: Kindle (393 pages)
Rating: 10/10

This 3rd book was the perfect ending of the series. Even though I have Adisia being so insecure, especially for a daughter of Aphrodite, but that is only made to build up her character and compliment the plot. The entire trilogy is based on these immortals and what Gods and Goddesses they act.

We already know from the 2nd book that the plot of the story is much bigger than anticipated. There is a wicked old witch who will help the real enemy, Rhea, to try and win, but Adisia is one girl nobody shall underestimate.

CM Owens did a great job with the plot twists and all her character development, that I really enjoyed this trilogy. Her books never disappoint.

Devin is struggling to find out why he did what he did, because he cannot live without her. The fact that he is always surrounded by an Ex is so annoying! I mean, we get it, he’s old, but damn boy!

I anticipated her being pregnant from the beginning, but the fact that you anticipate it does not do any justice on how the author uses you against you. Every single thing you know, it has a hidden meaning ready to impress. This is one signature I really love about CM Owens on all her books.

If you want to really go crazy on your theories war, check out her Kristy Cunning Pen name and see her Reverse Harem stories! They’re impressive.



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Red Moon Secrets (Deadly Beauties #3) by CM Owens:

Secrets are spilled, lies are revealed, and dark destinies emerge. She’s judged them all – now they’ll be the ones to judge her.

Alyssa is no longer seeing the gray area – she’s living in it. A destiny she never considered is consuming her. Everything ends, and it ends now – no matter what the outcome.

Title: Red Moon Secrets
Author: CM Owens
Publication Date: May 9th, 2019
Shelves: Romance; Paranormal;
Format: Kindle (226 pages)
Rating: 8/10

Alyssa always knew she was too powerful for this world and she was hidden from the immortals as a result. The fact that she is prophesied to become the daughter who can destroy everything is something she refuses to believe. Especially when everyone tells her Gage is her destined one. She loves Kane.

Her confusing love between Kane and Gage kind of irked me, but there is a secret that Gage wants to contain.

I love how the heroine becomes a badass, but her struggle between black and white left me wanting for more. I felt at times that maybe Kane deserved a more honest partner. I would have wanted all the times when she revealed a new power to be with an audience.

The ending felt a little rushed, the final battle quicker to be finished since I had higher expectations. I still enjoyed the series and will continue to read the Deadly beauties live on since there will be individual books for each character we have come to know and love.

These books were written early on and let me tell you how much CM Owens has evolved. Now, her books leave you on the edge of your seat and crazy with mind-blowing theories. My reviews of her books will always be good because I just love her that much. It’s my personal target to read everything she has written.



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