Amy Schumer – The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Review

First off, I listened to the audio book that was done by Amy Schumer. I would highly recommend the audio over the regular book as Amy’s well-honed timing is a true art.

Listening to this book was like eating a gallon of chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream. The ice cream is cool and refreshing, but it is really those tastey treats of candy sprinkled throughout that makes the dessert delicious. Did I mention that I’m lactose intolerant? So after eating the entire carton or reading her book, I vowed to never listen to her comedy routines in the future. I had more than enough of Amy Schumer. However, there were enough of those candy bites or humor to warrant a rating of 3 stars.

Her overuse of the word footnote started causing me to have an involuntary tick.

A couple of highlights included an explanation of her IQ and an incident with Men’s Health magazine. She explains that when she took an IQ test she tested as a genius in half the categories and incompetent (something to that effect) in the other half. After listening to her book, I would have to agree with her intelligence assessment. She can be an amazingly well spoken individual. The way in which she deals with an awkward situation with Men’s Health magazine demonstrates her high intellect and gift with words.

Blurb 

The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is—a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.

Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend—an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.

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Author Bio

Amy Schumer has become one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director. Her smash hit television series Inside Amy Schumer, has won a Peabody award, a Critics Choice Television Award, and two primetime Emmy awards. She wrote and starred in her first feature-length film, Trainwreck, which dominated the 2015 summer comedy international box office and was nominated for two Golden Globes and won both the Critics Choice award for Best Actress in a Comedy, and a Hollywood Film Award for “Comedy of the Year.” As a stand-up comedian, she continues to perform to sold-out audiences around the world. Her 2016 tour was voted Pollstar’s Comedy Tour of the Year. Schumer was raised in New York City and Long Island and loves her brother and sister the very most.

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Tiffany Reisz – The Confessions

REVIEW

This is a MUST READ! Okay, I would probably say that anything that is about Soren is a must read. But this really is worth it! I mean what was going through Soren’s mind when he first met Eleanor? The reader gets to be the fly on the wall for both Soren’s and Eleanor’s confessions. What could Eleanor have done that made her feel guilty? Bottom line, this book book is worth the price of admissions.

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Three Sinners. Three confessions. And all the dirty little secrets you could possibly desire…

Father Stuart Ballard has been Marcus Stearns’ confessor since the young Jesuit was only eighteen years old. He thought he’d heard every sin the boy had to confess until Marcus uttered those three fateful words: “I met Eleanor.”

So begins the 40-page “The Confession of Marcus Stearns,” a moving coda to the RITA® Award-winning Original Sinners series. Originally published as a limited-edition paperback for the 2014 RT Booklovers’ Convention, and available worldwide for the first time.

This collection also includes “The Confession of Eleanor Schreiber,” a companion 36-page story written exclusively for this book.

And, finally, all secrets are revealed in “The Confession of Tiffany Reisz,” an exclusive, in-depth interview.

“This is the reward for the tempestuous journey of all those who have read the [Original Sinners] series…” — Heroes & Heartbreakers

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Author Bio:

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. If she couldn’t write, she would die.

Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G.

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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer…

I’ve hated Rachel Dawson since I was seven years old. My next door neighbor and number one sworn enemy, she’s the reason why almost all of our childhood fights ended with me setting something of hers on fire. (Or, vice versa.)

She snitched on me when I broke curfew.
I snitched on her when she lied about having a boyfriend.

We went back and forth like this throughout high school, both vowing to never talk to each other again when we went off to college.

But that was until she showed up at my apartment during my senior year and asked me for a temporary place to stay. Until I realized just how much between us had changed, and the line I thought we’d never cross became harder and harder to ignore…

**This is a standalone friends (to enemies) to lovers romance**

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Orpheus’ Fallen Angel – Jason Price

REVIEW

I’m not a huge action adventure fan. That being said, the author did a great job of describing scenes with a freshness that kept me engaged. That’s quite a feat as I can get bored rather easily.

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In this dark erotic comic book crime adventure, Orpheus Jones searches the crime-ridden city of Plutopolis for his missing girlfriend Angel. In his quest, he encounters gangs, bikers, hookers, pimps, neo-nazis, crooked cops, strippers, evil doctors, duplicitous priests, dubious nuns and satanists.

One of the many adversities getting in his way is Moth, a lower-than-low level criminal with delusions of grandeur and Lady J, a high level shot caller who is second-in-command to Boss Creeg, the most powerful crime lord in Plutopolis.

Orpheus does however makes a few friends along the way, such as SpiderBat, a super-vigilante skilled in combat and stealth, the Huntrix, a leather-clad dominatrix-styled bounty hunter, and the Swan of Death, a sexy female ninja assassin.

During all this, Angel herself has been captured and suffers at the hands of the sexually sadistic Lady J. Can Orpheus rescue Angel before Lady J sends her to the waiting hands of Boss Creeg or will he have to deal with the crime lord as well?

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Joshua Edward Smith – Gravity (Entropy Book 3)

REVIEW

Sequels are difficult to write well but a trilogy is even more difficult. Gravity offers a great end to this story. There are sufficient time lapses to make things more interesting. The change in relationship status between the characters over time is done remarkably well. I didn’t find the sex factor as compelling as in the previous two books. But hey, that is simply my opinion. Nevertheless, the ending of the book was sensational. For those, like me, that need to see the resolution in characters’ lives, this is a must read novel.

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A chance meeting brings Sir and Lisa together after five years. But Sir is in a budding relationship and Lisa’s life is in chaos. Could a radical change in Sir’s situation finally let things work between them? Gravity is a complex and moving exploration of the turmoil older people face bringing romance and commitment back to single life.

Although the third in the Entropy series, this novel can be read as a standalone.

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Thank You Arc to Edward Joshua Smith!

Biography

Joshua Edward Smith is the author of three novels (Entropy, Duality, and Gravity), several shorter works, and innumerable blog posts and tweets. He is also a technology executive, jazz musician, ballroom dancer, father of three, and husband. He lives in central Massachusetts.

S. L. Finlay – Billionaire’s Little Sweetheart

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REVIEW

This is a sweet little taste of an age play story. I use the term age play over Daddy/little because the relationship seemed a bit contrived. In fact, Cindy is a drama major in college, which seriously affected the believability. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, you might want to give this book a shot.

There were parts of the book that were done quite well – the kind that pull at your heart. I would give this book … 3 STARS.

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When Cindy, a broke college student, who is tired of eating ramen, and borrowing money from her folks for text books, gets evicted from her dorm after a wild party thrown by her roommate, while she was away, the wrongfully accused finds an interesting housing ad in the paper.

A well-to-do older man, will allow her to stay with him for free, in her own self-contained apartment on his property right near campus, in exchange for a few hours cleaning a week. The deal seems too good to be true.

Cindy meets the rich older man, and quickly finds she would have done anything he asked, even if she didn’t need housing this badly.

He seems to take a shining to Cindy, letting her know after their expectantly long meeting regarding the room, that it’s hers if she wants it. He can hold it for as long as she needs.

When she agrees to move in though, the older man gives her a contract outlining her life living there. She will not only receive free accommodation, but also an allowance for personal expenses. Among other things, the contract says that she has to call him ‘Daddy’ and consent to wear ‘approved clothing’ when she is home.

Even with the oddness of his requests, Cindy feels she can trust this man, so she agrees to sign her new Daddy’s contact, and hands over control of much of her living situation to this man.

When she hands over control, he lets her into his heart. This is a fast-paced, sexy age play romance.

Warning: This romance novel includes scenes depicting sex acts, BDSM, and age play. If any of these things offend you don’t buy the book.

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Thank You Arc to S. L. Finlay

Author Biography

S. L. Finlay is an Australian author, she uses her erotic fiction and erotic romance stories to force questions about human sexuality, to celebrate love, sex, and life.

Jaine Diamond – Dirty Like Me

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REVIEW

Jessie and Katie make a delicious couple. Katie has that cherry-vanilla scent that Jessie wants to eat up. Their public displays of affection are crazy hot.

The thing that makes this story great is the fact that that the crux of all relationships is whether or not feelings are mutual. There’s both fear and safety in not actually knowing the answer to that question. Both Jessie and Katie have reason to question the motives of one another. The angst in Katie’s heart and Jessie’s passion drive this story.

Their is also a strong element of music throughout the book that really makes the story come alive.

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A gorgeous rock star. An indecent proposal. How can a girl resist?

Struggling barista Katie Bloom doesn’t even know who Jesse Mayes is until she inadvertently wins the coveted role of sex kitten in his hot new music video. But by the time she’s in bed with him, she knows his reputation.

Love maker. Heartbreaker.

Making out with a stranger in front of a camera crew isn’t how Katie imagined herself getting over a broken heart, but when Jesse touches her, sparks fly. The sex is fake but the chemistry is real, and soon the steamy video is blazing up the charts.

Then Jesse makes Katie an irresistible offer: act as his girlfriend for six weeks while he promotes his new album. The only catch? Their sizzling make-out sessions will be for the cameras only.
Which is fine with Katie, since she’s not about to trust her heart to rock’s most legendary lover. Her body? Maybe…

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Thank You Arc to Jaine Diamond!

Author Bio:

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Jaine Diamond is the author of the Dirty contemporary rockstar romance series, and the DEEP erotic military romance series. She is fond of writing the love stories of built and badass men endowed with massive hearts, and strong, complex women she’d love to have a cocktail with.

She lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with her real-life romantic hero (Mr. Diamond) and their little girl, where she reads, writes, drinks copious amounts of tea and dances her ass off with her toddler (who also loves to dance) every day.