Posts By: Tamaria Soana

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Dirty Boxing by A.K. Layton

April 21, 2016 Spotlight 0

She was resistant, but he was insistent. A heart isn’t safe when you fight dirty.

Leena Clark is independent, fierce, and most importantly, always in control. As an event planner those are excellent qualities to have. Carrying those into a personal life doesn’t translate well, but that isn’t something that concerns her. She’s content living blissfully in her spinsterhood. However, when temptation and foolish curiosity clash, she allows the one man she shouldn’t to get close to her. After insisting it was a mistake, she finds herself relying on the fighter for help out of a difficult situation. But his help comes with a price.

Gavril Alenin has been waiting for the opportunity to get close to the beautiful, self-assured, and guarded Leena, and her moment of weakness is his chance to fight for the future he wants. Now in his fifteenth year as a professional MMA fighter, he’s ready to get out of the game, but not without a very specific plan: fight for the title one last time, then settle down with the reluctant Leena. But when he finally gets close to the girl of his dreams, everything else in his world falls apart.

When life turns their world on its head they have to decide if what they have is worth the fight, or will they lose it all because of fears and broken dreams?

Content Warning: contains graphic language, some violence, sex, and adult content

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance

 

 

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SORM About the Author

A.K. Layton has always been one to play by her own set of rules. In her youth she enjoyed writing poetry as it gave her a creative outlet which had no restrictions. Now, after years of reading all types of romantic novels she decided that she wanted to write stories her way. She pushed ahead as only a natural born Taurus can, with sheer stubbornness and determination.

She resides in Oregon with her husband and two children. When she isn’t over committing herself for school functions, play-dates, and volunteer activities she enjoys watching MMA fights, taking advantage of the beautiful Oregon Coast, and reading until the wee hours of the night.

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Tamaria’s Two cents: Allegiant Movie

March 22, 2016 Two Cents 0

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 I went to see Allegiant on opening night because I couldn’t wait to see it! The special effects in the movie are unbelievable and the story was extremely enjoyable!

 I would of liked to see more of the relationship between Four and Tris in the movie. They did show the conflict on choosing different sides and the respect they have for each other but no passion was felt in the two kissing scenes they had.

In this movie Four , Tris and a few others venture out of war torn Chicago and over the safety of the wall (that scene is just amazing) to see what if anything is out there.

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How close did the movie follow follow the book?

It’s been over a year since I read it but I remember the important parts and they all made it into the film, so I was pleased.

I’ll reread the book before part 2 releases next year which has a brand new name (I thought that was very strange why not just call them part one and part two like all the other franchise did) Ascendant which will focus on the second half of the book Allegiant.

There have been rumours that they may change the ending of the book for the movie. This would make me very happy as I hated the ending. I was so angry with what happens in Allegiant that I whipped my book across the room.

The book series in all I did love and I do understand why the author did what she did but it just sucked for the reader.

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 Here’s the trailer if you’re living under a rock and haven’t seen it yet 🙂

 

 

~Tamaria

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Tamaria’s Two Cents: The Orginals

March 8, 2016 Two Cents 0

 

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Today I’m going to give you my thoughts on the TV series The Originals which is a spin-ff of the Vampire Diaries.

The two hour cross-over episode was fabulous. I’m even caught up on VD now and I’m liking some of the twist but still hate the skip ahead 3 years thing.

I’m a huge Klaus fan so no matter what he does (and man he does some really bad stuff) I still love him!

Spoiler Alert! If you are not caught up on this show please don’t read any further.

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I binged watched this show after I finished VD and I LOVE IT!

Here we go…

Last Friday, two brothers (Kol & Finn) returned (I miss Rebekah) and the family faces new threats. Klaus is no longer linked to his sire line which makes him an easy target for his enemies.

Also, last week Elijah and what he did for Hayley was kick-ass!

As the episode ended Klaus was leaving town  and on-the-run with Hayley and the baby, what upsets me in in Friday’s episode the VD at the end when they did a 3 years from now… Caroline went to New Orleans with the twins to seek out Klaus and the barkeep said that he’s been gone for years.

PLEASE say it’s not so! The Originals without Klaus would be horrible!

The Originals will be back April 1st!

~Tamaria

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Tamaria’s Two Cents: The Vampire Diaries Season 7

February 23, 2016 Two Cents 0

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Happy Tuesday! A few month ago a friend of mine told me I needed to start watching The Vampire Diaries. So, I binge watched all 6 seasons that were on Netflixs in like 3 weeks! Yes, I take my binge watching seriously!

I’ve never read the series but I was drawn into the TV series instantly and loved it! I adore Damon!

Season 7 spoilers below!

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The first 6 seasons to were amazing. Season 7 is another story… I’m hating it.

Without Elena I feel the show is lost and should come to end.

The premise is two brothers in love with the same woman and they removed the conflict by putting her in a deep sleep for years to come.

Also, the flashing ahead 3 years to me is stupid!

In conclusion, I did love the series up until this season.  Instead of bitching about how much I hate it I’ve decided to stop watching until this season is complete.

I hope you all have a great Tuesday and next week I’ll be giving my two cents on the spinoff series The Originals!

I do love me some Klaus!

Just a side note I’m a HUGE Twilight fan and I found it funny that the actors who play/played Edward and Stephen were very similar in looks and mannerism!

See you next week!

~Tamaria

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Tamaria’s Two Cents: Grease Live

February 2, 2016 Two Cents 0

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 “Waves” Hello, I’m Tamaria Soana and today I want to talk about Sunday’s Fox presentation of Grease Live!

First off, Grease is like my favorite movie of all time.

I’ve seen the musical version many times, some I’ve loved, some made me shake my head and one I even walked out on.

That being said let get on with my two cents!

I have to say they hit it out of the park with the opening number Grease is the Word by Jessie J!

 

I was pretty pleased with the cast for the most part. The character that threw me off the most was Kinicki, because to me he will always be tall and blonde. Don’t get me wrong Carlos PenaVega did an amazing job playing that role.

The leads Sandy (Julianne Hough) and Danny (Aaron Tveit) did any amazing job! 

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There were two scenes/songs that I felt stood out and were exceptional.

Marty (Keke Palmer) singing Freddy My Love was an unexpected wonder.

The show stopper for me was Rizzo (Vanessa Hudgens) singing The Worse Thing I Could Do. Rizzo has always been my favorite Pink Lady.

I was in awe at Miss Hudgens strong heartfelt performance because less than twenty-fours before she went on she lost her father to cancer.

As for the controversy over the new song sang by Frenchy All I Need is an Angel  (Carly Rae Jepsen) before Beauty School Drop Out, I felt it fit into the show well.

Also the moving of the song Hopelessly Devoted to You threw me at first but again they made it work!

I can’t end this without saying what a wonderful jog Mario Lopez did as Vince Fontaine. I’ve been a fan of his ever since Saved by the Bell!

Overall I would give Grease Live an A!

I have it saved on my DVR and I’m positive I’ll watch it again!

Come back next Tuesday for my two cents on Season 7 of the Vampire Diaries and Season 3 of The Originals!

~Tamaria

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Claiming a Cowboy’s Heart by Melissa Keir (Cowboys Forever Box Set)

November 30, 2015 Spotlight 1

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Cowboys Forever Bundle

Six Women—Six Cowboys Forever

Six Cowboy Love Stories by the best-selling authors who brought you Cowboy Up 1&2

 

Claiming a Cowboy’s Heart 

Even broken souls deserve a second chance at love…

Elementary Teacher, Michelle Alt’s faced untold trials in her life, yet she continues to do what’s right to make things better for the next generation.

Cowboy Veterinarian, Preston Hall has lost everything in order to follow his dreams and return to his grandfather’s small town practice.

These two broken souls recognize each other’s pain and come together to heal, but fear and misunderstandings send their blossoming relationship into a tailspin. Will they be able to put aside their pain to find the love of a lifetime?

~Excerpt~ 

With her floral shoulder bag hanging from her arm, Michelle Alt approached the dead raccoon. The smell overwhelmed her. Pinching her nose, she took deep breaths through her mouth. The full moon illuminated the intersection across from her school. People should learn to drive slower on this street. This time a raccoon, someday a child.

She squatted and dumped the contents of her purse on the asphalt. Removing the cheap dollar-store clothespin from her purse, she dealt with the smell and closed off her nose. The spring had just enough strength to press her nostrils together without hurting. With her hands free, she selected a yellow pair of sunglasses from inside her bag and slipped them on the raccoon’s face. A smile flitted across her lips.

“That’s a start.” Looking at the pile of junk sitting at her side, she removed a couple of more items, setting a red plastic cup with a paper umbrella next to the raccoon’s hand. Last, she inserted a small bottle of sunscreen between his arm and body then cleaned up the remaining materials, stuffing them into her bag.

It’s perfect. He looks like he’s resting in the sun. Another day at the beach for Mr. Raccoon. She glanced at her watch. Crap, I need to run. I hate asking Mom to watch my daughter for these little acts of willful disobedience. Thank goodness, she’s more than happy to watch Connie, even for, in her words, ‘a waste of time’. But I’m so thankful to have her helping me. I’d never be able to do it all alone. Standing, she slipped her bag over her shoulder, glanced down the street—no one in sight—and dashed off toward home.

A deep sigh escaped her lips. The porch light glimmered in the distance. Almost home and no one the wiser. I can’t wait to see what people think of this roadkill art. All caught up in her fantasy, she bumped into a brick wall. “Umph.” Michelle raised her gaze and locked on the fullest lips she’d ever seen. Are they as soft as they look?

“I’m sorry,” the wall spoke. “I didn’t see you.”

 
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~About Melissa Keir~

Melissa Keir has always wanted to be an author when she wasn’t hoping for a career as a race car driver. Her love of books was instilled by her mother and grandparents who were avid readers. She’d often sneak books away from them so that she could fantasize about those strong alpha males and plucky heroines. In middle school and high school, Melissa used to write sappy love poems and shared them with her friends and still has those poems today! In college her writing changed to sarcastic musings on life as well as poems with a modern twist on fairy tales and won awards for her writing. You can find many of these musings along with her latest releases on her website and blog.

As a writer, Melissa likes to keep current on topics of interest in the world of writing. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America, Mid-Michigan RWA Chapter, and EPIC. She is always interested in improving her writing through classes and seminars.

Melissa doesn’t believe in down time. She’s always keeping busy. Melissa is a wife and mother, an elementary school teacher, a movie reviewer, an owner of a publishing company as well as an author. Her home blends two families and is a lot like the Brady Bunch, without Alice- a large grocery bill, tons of dirty dishes and a mound of laundry. She loves to write stories that feature happy endings and is often seen plotting her next story.

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Other Stories is the Bundle Include…
 
Marry Me Again, Cowboy by Allison Merritt
An unlikely match made in Texas…
Greer Daily is happy running the ranch she inherited from her father until a resort opens up next door and unruly guests terrorize her livestock and destroy her fences. After she confronts two of them and the situation gets sticky, she finds herself venting her fury on sexy resort owner Guy Carter. But the smooth-talking cowboy isn’t getting out of this mess easily. She wants reparations for her trouble.
Guy’s first initial meeting with Greer could’ve gone better, but he hopes to placate her fiery temper by making amends for the fences. When a judge calls them out for being irresponsible and self-absorbed, then orders them to marry, Guy’s whole world is upended. Their choices: Six months of marriage or a month of jail time. How bad can a few months with the queen of the cattle range be? Heaven if he can get her to bend, hell if she maintains her starchier than pressed jeans attitude.
Just as something deeper than friendship blossoms between them, Guy’s personal assistant throws a wrench into the marriage of inconvenience. If Greer and Guy can’t overcome that particular pothole, they have more to lose than their freedom–a lifetime of love.
Cowboy Apocalypse by Leslie Garcia
Can a former Marine and a Hollywood diva facing apocalyptic changes in their lives salvage new beginnings together?
When Stone Winters joined the Marines, he always meant to come home. A woman’s impossible dream kept him away so long that he doesn’t think there’s anything left—especially not when he meets Price Adams, a film star with another impossible dream. He just doesn’t think he’s up for that again.
Price Adams traded in a childhood on her grandparents’ ranch for Hollywood glitz in spite of being a teenage mother. Torn between the stardom she won and full-time custody of her daughter, she accepts one last role—in Cowboy Apocalypse, an inane movie about zombies being filmed on ranches around deep south Texas. Burned by men more times than she can remember, Price doesn’t want a man in her life—especially not one who looks down on her career and the courage she needs to let it all go.
Rock-n-Roll Cowboy by Autumn Piper 
Never judge a rock band by its cover song.
A cowboy leading a rock band? Logan gets an earful from his dad every time he leaves the house to perform. His rock persona destroys his ranching cred with the old-timers, and sticking to the cowboy life instead of running off to Hollywood cost him his girlfriend. Yet, he dreams of success in both worlds, and he’s determined to find a way.
Melody agrees to run a publicity campaign for a local rock band, fully immune to the sexy lead singer’s magnetism—she had childhood experience with a rocker’s absences. Still, Logan is charming, and vulnerable. And persistent…
Logan can tell Melody’s PR plan is his passport to popularity. He has to keep his hands off her, or he just might blow his one shot at making it big.


A Cowboy’s Princess by Sara Walter Ellwood

Oil and water don’t mix…neither does Texas oil royalty and an ex-Navy SEAL turned rodeo cowboy until danger forces them together.

All retired Navy SEAL turned rodeo cowboy Justin Tanner wants is to get to his next rodeo when a vision in a pair of tight fitting jeans walks up to him and hands him his deepest desire on a silver platter—the deed to his father’s ranch, land her grandfather had swindled him out of.

Lacey Mackenzie is true Texas oil royalty, but when her grandfather dies and leaves her the keys to the kingdom, she finds herself with more enemies than friends and only Justin’s name as the one who can protect her, but can he after she discovers only the oil under his promised ranch can save her company. When her enemies attack, he’s duty bound to save her, but can he give her the one thing she wants after a hot night of passion—his heart?

Ride, Cowboy, Ride by D’Ann Lindun

Can they find freedom together?

A locked up heart.

After imprisoned in a federal penitentiary for ten years over a woman’s betrayal, the last thing Lyle Landry is looking for is love. A quick tumble? Sure. A cold beer? Absolutely. And then he’s on to the rodeo circuit to reclaim his title.

Broke, busted and blue.

After her ex-husband leaves her high, dry and dead broke, another man isn’t high on Sarah Reed’s list. Especially a sexy ex-con who makes it perfectly clear he’s not interested in more than a one night stand. But his determination to make something out of himself impresses her more than she wants to admit, and she falls hard for the cowboy.

 

 

 

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NEW RELEASE: The Maddox Brothers by Ella Jade and Lacey Wolfe

November 12, 2015 Spotlight 0

Two bestselling authors, two sexy alpha brothers in one explosive book!
The Maddox Brothers
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Get lucky with the Maddox Brothers…
Successful brothers Hudson and Liam Maddox are living the lives they’ve always dreamed of. Neither is looking for a relationship, more interested in keeping their single status with the ladies. That all changes when Kennedy and Chelsea enter their lives.
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Hudson has been focusing on his career and building a solid business in the real estate industry. The charismatic attorney has recently been named the most eligible bachelor in town. He’s never been interested in settling down until he collides with the easygoing Kennedy. She invades his orderly life in a matter of days. Has this carefree younger woman been what’s missing in his meticulous world?
Liam
Content with his life, Liam has built his own construction business and takes pride from it’s excellent reputation. After having his heart broken years ago, he’s decided not to take any relationship too seriously. But then the woman who tore his heart up years ago returns and hires his company for her home renovations. Trying to keep his cool around Chelsea is damn near impossible. All he has to do is complete the renovation and then never see Chelsea again. As if it was that simple.
 
Contains adult content. Not intended for readers under 18.
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Have you joined The Maddox Brothers celebration event? Come celebrate with us on November 15, 2015. Guest authors and giveaways!

 

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Naughty Little Bedtime Stories by Tamaria Soana

November 7, 2015 Spotlight 0

NaughtyLittleBedtimeStories_MediumBedtime stories that will heat up your night.

Naughty Little Bedtime Stories contains twelve short stories that will arouse your senses. You’ll find stories that contain light bondage, food play, ménage (m/m/f), and other erotic events. Each story has a different setting and couple who explore all things naughty in and out of the bedroom.

Content Warning: adult language, graphic sexual situations

REVIEWS: “Naughty Little Bedtime Stories left me smiling and satisfied. If you’re looking for some fun before bed I highly recommend this erotic anthology.” Sizzling Hot Book Reviews

“If you’re looking for a little love, a lot of heat, and some good writing, I recommend this one.” Lindsay’s Scribblings
“Are you looking for some sizzle before going to sleep? Then this is the perfect book to read.” The Bunny’s Review

Naughty Little Bedtime Stories has a new low price of $.99! 

You can pick up your copy at these following retailers…

 

 

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SORM About the Author
Tamaria Soana writes contemporary romance stories with a high heat level that always end with a ‘happily ever after’. Growing up, she loved to read and make up new places in her head to escape to. In her late teens she began writing short stories and poetry. It wasn’t until her late thirties before she began to spin a full story. She’s married and a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful young girls. They reside in Western New York. Cuddling up with a good book under an electric throw is her way to
escape the cold Buffalo nights.

 

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In Perfect Harmony (A Jersey Girl Novel Book 2) by Laura DeLuca

October 31, 2015 Spotlight 0

Erin Conway swore off men completely after her last boyfriend left her to raise a child alone.

Ravi Dawes is a musician running from the grief that nearly destroyed him.

When the two meet on an internet dating site, sparks fly and they both believe they’ve found the perfect match. Unfortunately, Erin’s influential family doesn’t approve of Ravi or his career. And Ravi knows his shady past could destroy their relationship before it begins.

Can two people whose lives are marred by sorrow and regret find healing in each other’s arms? Or will the past sour their perfect harmony?

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Falling Star (A Jersey Girl Novel Book 1)

Drew DiPalma feels like he’s living a lie. He’s had it with his Hollywood persona, the high-maintenance women, and his sleazy agent. To escape the madness, he flees to a tourist town he’d often visited as a child. He never expected to find love on that little island. Then he stumbles upon Lainey alone on the swing set of a deserted beach.

After a dozen internet dating disasters, Lainey Riccardo has give up on romance–until she meets a West Coast hunk who has no trouble winning her heart. But Lainey only knows him as Drew, not the Oscar-nominated actor who’s constantly scandalized in the tabloids.

When she learns the truth, will the small town Jersey girl be able to accept Drew’s fast-paced life? Or will the truth drive her away forever?

Falling Star on sale for $.99

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Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her four children. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the editor of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. Her works include romantic thrillers, paranormal fiction, contemporary romance, and young adult.

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