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Book Title: Revealing Kia

Author: Airicka Phoenix

Series: The Lost Girl Series, book #2

Publisher: Fire & Ash Publishing

Release date: November 18, 2013

Genre: Young Adult contemporary, coming of age romance

Warnings: Language and sexual content

Formats: eBook & Paperback

Buying Locations:

Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Revealing-Lost-Girl-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00GR26PG8/

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EXCERPT

“You better hurry.” The low, lazy drawl had me turning back to the room. Adam lay on his back, arms folded beneath his head. “I think I’m beginning to doze off again.” Stifling my laugh, I stole a peek up and down the hall before slipping inside and shutting the door. I crept across the room, careful not to stir Kenny who snored like he’d swallowed a blow horn. “I don’t know if I want to wake you,” I murmured, stopping when my knee bumped the edge of the mattress. “You might throw me into a snow bank, too.” There was something intense about the way he watched me. I didn’t know what it was, but it had my heart galloping and my body reacting in a way that brought a flush to my face. “The only place I’m going to throw you is right here.” He had my wrist before I could catch his meaning. I was yanked onto the bed, still warm and rumpled from his body. I might have squeaked or gasped or something, but it was a distant memory when his mouth took claim of mine. It wasn’t a kiss. It was war. It was cruel and hot and demanding. It was his hands ripping up my body, fisting in my clothes, in my hair as his body restrained mine, pinning me to the mattress. He kissed me as though he would die if he didn’t consume me. My legs were roughly thrown apart and my thighs were filled by the pressure of his hips settling into place. A sound between a whimper and a cry left me as his body aligned with mine in a way that sent fire racing through my veins. I was only barely conscious of anything except how much I wanted him to keep going. It was only due to the snort-grunt from the other occupant in the room that I tumbled down a notch from the heights he was taking me. “Kenny,” I gasped, my body bowing into his. He snarled. His fingers tightened in my hair, making me cry out as sharp slivers of delicious pleasure ripped through me. “Adam!” he hissed. “When you’re in my bed, it’s only Adam.” “Adam!” I obediently complied. Then he kissed me again.

My thoughts:

I am so infatuated with this story. While it is a great teen romance/coming of age kind of tale, the underlying messages are what really made me give it 5 stars. I think everyone should read this book if only to understand better how serious bullying is and what it can do to someone.  The bullying may appear to have been just a side element to the relationship between Kia and her best friend, I thought it was a very integral part of the story.

Ms. Phoenix does a great job of keeping us entertained with the troubles of two young lovers trying to come to terms with how they feel about each other without hurting those around them. I love that this book flows right from the first, Finding Kia, without throwing us into a headspin. We are given a glimpse into the lives of the main characters and a better feel for how and why they struggle with who they are becoming.

I am disappointed in that the story ends with Revealing Kia. The resolutions were quick at the end and I would have liked just a little more. That, and I secretly wanted Kia to kick Claudia’s… I really enjoyed this quick read and look forward to reading more adventures.

AUTHOR BIOAiricka Phoenix

Huddled beneath a perpetual cloud of imagination, International Best-Selling author Airicka Phoenix lives with her husband and four gorgeous children in the beautiful province of British Columbia. When she’s not busy playing with her imaginary friends, creating worlds and toying with fictional lives, she can be found reading, polishing her collection of daggers, or chilling with her kids.

Airicka is the author of the best-selling Touch Saga, The Sons of Judgment Saga, The Lost Girl Duology, Games of Fire and Betraying Innocence. She’s the writer of Young Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance and can be found on Facebook, Twitter and on her website: http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/

Airicka also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix. She has a paranormal short coming out Dec 2013 in SNOWED IN, An Anthology and CAPTURE ME, Morgana’s debut novel will be released Fall 2014.

For more about Airicka, visit her website at: http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/

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The New Year’s Masquerade by Elise Marion

Title:  The New Year’s MasqueradeThe New Year's Masquerade (Masquerade #2)

Author:  Elise Marion

Series:  Masquerade #2

Genre:  Romance

Synopsis:  Orlando Sanchez is a player. “No strings attached” is the motto of his life, and even when his best friend and wingman gets married, he doesn’t intend for that to change. Women are trouble and the only one he cares to spend time with is Sasha, who’s quickly become his friend and confidant. But a rash decision and a night of mindless passion makes their relationship complicated, causing Orlando to face his fears of commitment head on and to consider all he’s been missing out on in life.

Sasha is in love with Orlando and has been since they met. She knows she’s not his type. The bad boy would surely break her heart, yet she can’t help but want more than friendship. After Orlando calls their night together a mistake, Sasha is determined to show him that it wasn’t. At a New Year’s Masquerade party, Sasha throws her insecurities and inhibitions aside in one last attempt to show Orlando that they belong together. When the clock strikes midnight, Orlando will face a decision. Will his kiss ring in the New Year with the promise of a new future? Or will Orlando run, using his bachelor lifestyle and player ways as a shield against everything he thought he never wanted?

My thoughts:  I enjoyed this steamy story. Ms. Marion does a wonderful job of giving us both sides of the story in this second Masquerade tale. I will admit that I was totally rooting for Sasha as she dealt with her feelings about the playboy, Orlando. There were some moments when you can understand Orlando’s fear, but it didn’t stop me from wanting to smack him. We all know that fear makes people do crazy things.

The story moves along at a smooth pace and is well written. While this is definitely an adult book, the explicit scenes were not disturbing. Ms. Marion conveyed the passion and desire very well. I was intrigued to learn more about the characters, and Ms. Marion delivered. I encourage you to check out The New Year’s Masquerade.

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Years-Masquerade-Series-ebook/dp/B00H1CF97E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386374859&sr=8-1&keywords=The+New+Year%27s+Masquerade

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-new-years-masquerade-elise-marion/1117540888?ean=2940148826552

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18805101-the-new-year-s-masquerade