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Cat in a box Guarding apples. My grandie girl took this with her phone and Chloe’s Eyes didn’t take too well. She has the most beautiful pale blue eyes.

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Cat’s Meow Reviews that Purrr~My LIfe in Reverse by Casey Harvell

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Welcome to Cat’s Meow~~Reviews that purr

Today I have a sweet friend Casey Harvell with her new release MY Life in Reverse.

This isn’t a romance t si more a tale of a survivor of emotional abuse.

Title: My Life In Reverse

Author: Casey Harvell

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages: 173

Heat: 0

Meows: 5

Warning: Over 18 advised~~Strong Language

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About the Book

There are three sides to every story:

1)            My side.

2)            Your side.

3)            My screenshots.

You never loved me.

You loved the idea of me.

You loved saying I belonged to you, and trying to enforce it.

You loved controlling me.

You loved manipulating me.

You even loved hurting me.

But you never loved me.

 

You loved what I could give you.

You loved everything you took from me.

You loved saying it was yours.

You loved to break me down.

You loved to break my heart.

You loved to use things I love as a weapon against me…

But you never loved me.

 

For a long time, I thought that it was my fault.

That I was lacking.

That I could control how you treated me.

I tried to please you.

I tried to conform.

It damn near killed me.

But it didn’t work.

 

This is a New Adult Romance and has strong language, violence and sexual situations. It is not recommended for persons under eighteen years of age.

You can buy a copy at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Reverse-Casey-Harvell-ebook/dp/B01GP52H2W/

MY Review

My life in reverse is a very unique story written in a very unique style. The story is about a woman and her life as a victim of emotional abuse. It is riveting and really drags you into the story.
If you like stories based on real-life experience, gritty edgy tales, stories of survivors, strong female leads you will like this.

 

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Grand Opening~Kiss Of Leather @MorticiaKnight @TTCBooks&More

 

The men of Kiss of Leather celebrate a beginning, but will the price be another ending?
 
The grand opening of Kiss of Leather draws near and the pressure is on to make sure everything is completed for the big night. Master Josh is a perfectionist, so no detail is too small in order to enhance the quality of the prestigious club they’ve all worked so tirelessly on. Unfortunately, the endless demands on Josh’s time have caused him to forget the more important things in life.
David’s love for Master Josh is strong, but lately, that love has been constantly tested. How can a sub in a full-time D/s relationship serve a Master who’s never there? As things continue to deteriorate between him and Josh, David wonders if maybe his Master has tired of having to care for a sub 24/7.
By the time the grand opening arrives, Josh and David seem to have worked out their differences and David is hopeful for their future. The emotional collaring ceremony between Gavin and Kyle is a beautiful testament to the power of love. But when an unexpected party crasher intrudes on the evening’s festivities, the men are reminded that there are still too many unanswered questions related to Corey’s kidnapping.
More than ever, the men of Kiss of Leather need to stand united. Will Josh and David be able to do the same? 
Buy links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | ARe | Pride Publishing 

Series: Amazon USPride Publishing

 

Excerpt from Grand Opening…
 
 As he pulled on his black gloves, the buttery soft leather slipping on easily, the door knob to the office jiggled. A knock sounded. “Yes?” Josh twisted and stretched some more in his outfit. Yee gads. I’ll be walking around like Frankenstein all night. Thank God I’m not the one doing a demo.
 
“It’s me, Master.”
“Hold on, sweetheart.”
Josh padded over to let David in. He opened the door and gasped. David had obviously already changed into his club outfit in the members’ locker room. He’d wanted to surprise Josh and he’d certainly achieved his objective in quite a hot way.
 
David’s chest was covered in straps of shiny vinyl, placed asymmetrically across his torso, the glimpses of his creamy flesh a striking contrast to the black material. The light definition in his biceps was highlighted by the armless shirt. But it was the pair of vinyl shorty-shorts, silver studs lining the sides, and the fishnet stockings that’d caused Josh to react so strongly, his cock swelling against the restrictive leather of his own outfit.
 
“Turn around. Show me the back.” Josh’s tone had been soft, almost reverent.
David did as he was told, his delectable, round ass showcased to perfection. Josh allowed his gaze to travel down the length of David’s legs to the combat boots that boasted a thick, studded strap wrapped two times around the ankle. David completed the turn.
“Do you like it?”
Josh grunted. “Damn, sweetheart. You’re going to be the most gorgeous boy here tonight.”
A sweet blush rose to David’s cheeks. Josh kissed the pink of his skin on either side of his face, then pressed his lips to the heavy, engraved sterling collar he’d placed on his boy’s neck well over a year before. He was charmed all over again by how beautiful and unaffected David was.
“Thank you, Master.”
David tipped his chin up, closing his kohl-lined eyes, and silently offered his lips. Josh gladly accepted, taking his mouth gently, but thoroughly. The scarlet lip tint David wore tasted of strawberries, his skin scented with a sugary vanilla.
Oh yes. I could eat him up right this minute.
 
myreview
5 meows
This is a book 4 in the series and needs to be read in order.
There is a lot going on. Josh, Gavin and Derick are finally ready to open Kiss of Leather even after the tragic kidnapping and rescue of Corey.Gavin is set up to collar Kyle but David is doubting his and Josh’s relationship.
Though the story covers all those things and more, it mostly is about Josh and David’s issues.
All of the storylines are  interesting making the story fast-paced and exciting. The characters are all unique, charming and interesting.
If you like BDSM, Ds relationships, BDSM clubs, hot Doms and fun, charming subs and a great romance this is for you.

Read the first three books in the series…

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M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers – but they’re all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.

When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story from Rockin’ the Alternative.
 
Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon 

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This was taken in July when we went to Hannibal to dad’s. I am fascinated with the rock walls that line on the side of the road.

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I would love to get out and get a closer look, but hubby says no, not on the interstate.

I like to collect bits of rock. I am sort of like Lucy in  the Long, Long Trailer.

 

Have you seen this movie?  Do you collect rocks?

 

Cat’s Meow~Bad Boys For Hire~ Ryker and Ken by Rachelle Ayala

Hi. Y’all Welcome to Sexy Saturday. This week I am introducing you to some Bad Boys. Do you like Motorcycle Clubs? How about Beach Bums.  Rachelle Ayala has both for you.

I asked Rachelle about her new series  Bad Boys for Hire.

Bad boys are guys you don’t bring home to your conservative religious mother. They march to their own tune, don’t follow rules, and live dangerously.

Guys who ride bikes are generally bad ass. It’s noisy, fun, dangerous, and exciting. Whenever I see a guy on a bike flying down the road, cutting in and out of lanes, and roaring around corners, I know he’s fearless. Being fearless is wildly attractive, at least to me, and that’s why I love Ryker Slade. He’s fearless, but he has principles, a code of honor.

Extreme surfers like Ken are also fearless. They get on fifty-foot waves that crash so hard, they can be recorded on the Richter scale. Ken might not have traditional career goals as a doctor, lawyer, or accountant, and living dangerously is not a stable lifestyle, especially for a woman like Jolie, who has OCD. But Ken is the perfect man: sensitive, considerate, and oh so hot. Having a surfer’s perfectly sculpted body makes him legendary and the perfect man for when that wedding goes all sorts of wrong.

First up is Ryker A dark MC(Motorcycle Club) Romance

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You can buy it

 

MY REVIEW

 

5 Meows 4 purrs

Ryker is an ex-marine and ex-biker down on his luck. He never had any plans of coming home but after an injury that got him out of the service, he returned and now can’t find a job and is living in a barn doing odd jobs and panhandling when he has to.

Terri is a florist. She is about to turn 30, is a bit overweight and has a secret past. She can be quite outspoken and harsh at times. Her friend is getting married, and she and a group of friends are working on wedding plans. Terri is a florist, one is a baker, another a photographer, they all work in the wedding planning field. One day at a weekly planning meeting they see a hot man panhandling, and Terri approaches him with harsh words. So she ends up offering him a job for the afternoon not thinking he would show.

I love Rachelle Ayala. Her stories range from sweet, to moderately sexy to this one that turns up the heat. I loved Ryker. I liked that Terri is not your ordinary sweet, perfect leading lady. She is quite the opposite. He is a broken man. There are a lot of shocking twists, and the story keeps you turning the page. My mouth dropped open several times. I even had to say WTF at the end. It was a shock but AMAZING. There is lots of sex. It’s very steamy.

If you like florists, ex-marines, biker gangs, bad boys, strong, feisty women, larger women, twists, and steamy sex, you will love this!

The next book in the series is Ken (A Hawaiian Vacation Romance)

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MY REVIEW

5meows 3 Purrs(Moderate heat)

Wow! Rachelle Ayala never ceases to amaze me. Every book she writes is so unique and so good. I started reading this, and before I realized it, I was up half the night finishing it.

Bad Boys for Hire Ken is book two in the series and can be read alone as both books are so different, but you would probably enjoy it even more if you read in order since there are recurring characters, and the beginning picks up with Jolie’s wedding.

Jolie is stranded at the altar after her husband-to-be is a no show. Not only does her husband not show, everything that could go wrong does, but butJolie is also a tough woman and puts on a strong appearance at the reception.

Ken is hired to stand in as a groom at a wedding. It is an odd request but he needs the money, so he gathers is crippled sister up and heads to the venue, only to arrive too late. Nikki, Jolie’s friend, meets him at the door and offers him a different job, to go to Hawaii and woo Jolie.When he sees Jolie, he takes the job but turns down the money except for a ticket for his sister for his personal reasons.

I loved this story. It is light-hearted and so funny at times, then there are serious notes as well. I adored Jolie. I can relate to her OCD, and Allergies, though mine is nothing compared to hers. I adored how Ken accepted Jolie as she was and worked so hard to get her to recognize him and fall for him. There are a few really steamy sex scenes. There are a few twists, and I loved the ending.

If you like men for hire, escorts, beach bums, strong, passionate women, sweet romance, funny romance, steamy sex scenes and one heck of a great anytime read, I highly recommend this one.

*I received a copy for an honest review*

MEET RACHELLE

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Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it’s within the pages of a book.

Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award.

She is also a writing teacher and founder of the Romance In A Month writing community. She lives in California with her husband and has three children and two birds.

 

Message:

Hello everyone. I am a writer who loves to combine romance with suspense and humor. My foremost goal is to take you, the reader, on a shared emotional journey with me as my characters grow and become more true to themselves. I believe stories are the means for us to connect and experience life in new ways. As a writer, I’m privileged to share my private dreams and visions with readers. I’m a romantic. I believe in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feel that everyone should find love as often as possible, even if it’s within the pages of a book. Happy reading and loving!

 

Download a FREE surprise ebook by subscribing to her newsletter: http://bit.ly/RachAyala and find her books at online retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBookstore, Google Play, and Smashwords. Borrow her books at Scribd.

 

You can stalk Rachelle:

 

Website: http://rachelleayala.me

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelleAyalaWriter

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/RachAyala

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AyalaRachelle

Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/rachelleayala

 

Join her street team for lots of fun. There are always fun conversations, sometimes games and contests. I love it!

Facebook Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClubRachelleAyala/

 

For more books and reading order:

Reader’s Guide: https://rachelleayala.me/reading-guide/

Reading List

Romantic Suspense

Chance for Love Series

Broken Build, Build engineer Jen Jones falls in love with the man whose life she ruined.

Hidden Under Her Heart, A young nurse, Maryanne Torres, struggles with a difficult decision over an unwanted pregnancy.

Knowing Vera, Playgirl Vera Custodio belatedly discovers that her father might have killed her boyfriend’s mother many years ago. [2015 Angie Ovation Award Winner]

Contemporary Romances

Sánchez Sisters Series

Taming Romeo, Medical student Evie Sánchez is recovering from heartbreak when she runs into the boy she left behind.

Claiming Carlos, Restaurant manager Choco Sanchez finds herself caught between two hot men, an epic food fight, and a war to save the restaurant.

Jewells in Love Series

Whole Latte Love, Carina Chen, a career-oriented young woman, has no time for distractions—especially the sexy, guitar-playing barista she rooms with.

Jingle Belles Christmas Series

Christmas Flirt, Bad girl Lacy Reed gets more than she bargained for when her naked selfies turn up on her boss’s phone.

Santa’s Pet A brilliant girl genius plays elf to a substitute Santa and turns both their lives upside down when he is charged with a sex crime and she loses her company to hackers.

Bad Boys for Hire Series

Bad Boys for Hire – Ryker Terri Martin gets caught in the middle of a motorcycle club vendetta when she tries to hire a biker for her birthday date.

Bad Boys for Hire – Ken After Jolie Becker is left at the altar, her friends secretly hire a handsome beach bum to cheer her up.

The Remington World Series

The Remingtons: Leap, Laugh, Love, A pro surfer on holiday after being attacked by a shark gets tangled up with an Army Ranger on leave with a mission.

The Remingtons: Blush of Love

A hot New Year’s Eve date with bad boy Gunner Gibson leaves Safire wondering if it’s love at first blush or something more sinister.

Sweet Romances

Christmas Stray A couple grieving for their son is snowed in with a stray puppy and a little boy. Is there room in their hearts for a Christmas miracle?

Deck the Hearts: A Christmas Creek Romance Can Holly’s jolly Christmas spirit help Grinchy Gordon Gills save the town of Christmas Creek?

Her Christmas Chance: A Christmas Creek Romance A woman with cerebral palsy and her tomcat disagree about the attractive ex-con next door. Will a dose of Christmas magic reach through his dark secrets.

A Veteran’s Christmas Series

A Father for Christmas Sweet romance between a homeless veteran and a single mother whose daughter asks Santa for an unusual gift. [Gold Award Winner, 2015 Readers’ Favorite]

A Pet for Christmas A veteran suffering from PTSD fights to return from Afghanistan and give his family their Christmas wishes.

Have A Hart Romance Series

Christmas Lovebirds Can two little lovebirds and Christmas cheer open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance?

Valentine Hound Dog A fashion designer and her basset hound puppy convince a burned ex-firefighter that beauty is never skin deep and neither is love.

Spring Fling Kitty A stray cat shows a fire chief and his fiancée’s sister that doing the wrong thing is sometimes right when it comes to love.

Blue Chow Christmas Brian and Cait are in love, but they both have secrets that could blow them apart. Can two lost chow-chow sisters open them up for true love and commitment?

Sports Romances

Played by Love, A soccer star dons nerd glasses to score a anime fangirl who won’t date jocks.

Roaring Hot! A playboy motorcycle racer hires an aspiring actress when he is challenged by his grandmother to bring a real girlfriend to her birthday party.

Intercepted by Love, A quarterback hiding from his Super Bowl losing interception meets a small town librarian with an active fantasy life.

Rattler’s Baseball Series

Playing the Rookie, A rookie pitcher and a sports intern on the rebound connect to get over their exes.

Playing Without Rules, A ballplayer’s girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he’s like his abusive father.

Playing Catch, Catcher Kirk Kennedy has never met a puzzle he can’t solve. Until he meets bartender Jeanine Jewell. What he finds knocks his balls out of the park and could very well end his days behind the plate.

Laguna Beach World

Lucky in Laguna, Scriptwriter Lucky Lenigan regrets writing dog walker Tally Tallahan into a reality show as another man’s love interest.

Historical Romance

Michal’s Window, The young Princess Michal loves her father’s enemy, the upstart David who becomes king.

 

As you can see Rachelle has a little something for everyone!