Weekly Wrap-Up

This week at Smexy… B+ review – Broken Soul by Faith Hunter (urban fantasy/tori) B review – Rowdy by Jay Crownover (contemporary/tori) B review – Prisoner by Annika Martin and Skye Warren (dark contemporary/mandi) B- review – A Little Christmas Jingle by Michele Dunaway (contemporary/may) C+ review – What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale […]

Smexy’s Top Ten – October 24th

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10. This is my problem with buying Halloween Candy. I EAT IT ALL.   9.  New Kate Daniels cover!! Magic Shifts comes out August 4, 2015. AUGUST. Damn it. (hardcover too)   8. Nick Jonas keeps doing all of these sexy photo shoots. I’m way too old for Nick Jonas. But then I see this. […]

Tori’s Thoughts: Reading and Reviewing for the Public and Oneself

The internet has come alive…in anger…over a recent article penned by a YA author who essentially chronicles her descent into madness (my words) and criminal activity (her words) by admitting to trolling, harassing, and stalking a reviewer who gave her a negative review. I’m not going to get into it as it has been dissected […]

Review: Prisoner by Annika Martin and Skye Warren


Prisoner by Annika Martin and Skye Warren Released: October 23, 2014 Dark Contemporary Romance Self Published Reviewed by Mandi They say there are two types of fear – the kind that has you running far, far away, and the kind that shakes you so deeply that you can’t look away. For me, Grayson is the […]

New Post: Good Blogger Behavior

If you have been on Twitter, read blogs – basically just been online in general, I’m sure you’ve heard of the author we won’t speak of, who stalked a blogger who gave a bad review of her book (read here or here if you need info). Stalked as in – showed up at her house […]

Review: A Little Christmas Jingle by Michele Dunaway

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A Little Christmas Jingle by Michele Dunaway Released: October 7, 2014 Contemporary Romance St. Martin’s Reviewed by May  Kat Saunders doesn’t believe in miracles—though she sure could use one. She’s devoted to her veterinarian business, and all she wants for Christmas is for her practice to include a no-kill shelter. But amidst all the holiday […]

Tori’s October Mini Reviews


Sometimes life gets in the way or if you’re like me…you haven’t the ability to say no to books. Because of these burning world issues, I like to write some mini reviews for books I read that affected me in some form or fashion but weren’t able to be posted on the blog.   A […]

Review: The Mistletoe Effect by Melissa Cutler


The Mistletoe Effect by Melissa Cutler Contemporary Romance Released: October 7, 2014 St. Martin’s Reviewed by May Poinsettias weren’t even real flowers, just shrubs with red leaves. Decker has worked at the Briscoe Ranch Resort for years, and has gone from wild playboy to being serious about his career and life. The whole time he’s lusted […]


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Review: Rowdy by Jay Crownover


Rowdy (Marked Men, #5) by Jay Crownover Romance Contemporary E book, 400 pages October 21, 2014 William Morrow Reviewed by Tori Favorite Quote: “I never forgot you, Rowdy. I always took you with me wherever I ended up.” Rowdy St. James’s childhood left a lot to be desired with an absentee father and murdered mother. […]