Sunday, January 13, 2013



By Alice Clayton                    

I love to read. That is no big secret to anyone who knows me. I can like most any type of book, but the ones that I tend to love are those unique stories that draw you into the world the author has created. A story that makes you feel something: love, sorrow, fear, anger, and joy.. This story, Wallbanger, is one of those stories that makes you laugh out loud at the dialogue between its characters.


Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O.

Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and--was that a meow?--punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.

Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick...


This was no ordinary story. Yes, yes, it is a girl meets boy, shenanigans begin, they fall in love and live happily ever after story. So now you’re wondering if I am suffering in the head again, because, so far? This is an ordinary romance.  Don’t give up on me so easily! What makes this one different is how it is written! I really enjoyed the fact that Mrs. Clayton wrote this from Caroline’s point of view. Most books are told in third person, you know, the one who sees into all the characters minds? I really liked reading this from Caroline’s perspective.

We have our main cast of three characters, which the story revolves around: Caroline, Simon (her wall banging neighbor), and Clive, her feline companion who also discovers love, but loses it… (sniff)

Caroline is young, single, and settling into her new apartment with Clive when awoken in the midnight hours by “enthusiastic” sounds and wall banging coming from her new, unidentified neighbor, who shares her bedroom wall. Three nights in a row. She finally decides to confront her wall-banging neighbor during a particularly sleepless night.

Simon Parker. Neighbor. Wallbanger. Photographer who travels the world, but when he is home, he entertains the three women in his life, unknowingly disrupting his neighbors sleep. Meeting his neighbor in the middle of the night changes his way of thinking.

When you combine these two characters, add in hilarious banter, four friends, and one lovesick cat you have a fun, funny, romance that keeps you smiling throughout.

WALLBANGER is available in both print and e-book through Amazon and Barnes and Noble

File Size: 1112 KB
  Print Length: 302 pages
  Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1623420024
Publisher: Omnific Publishing; 1st edition (November 25, 2012)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fall Into You

Fall Into You (A Loving on the Edge Novel)
By Roni Loren        

********* An Overview*********

He'll do anything for you. But you'd better say please.

When tomboy sports reporter Charli Beaumonde loses a dream TV job because she's not girly enough for primetime, she's determined to land a big scoop and prove her boss made a mistake. But when she gets too close to a football scandal and finds her life threatened, Charli accepts an offer from family friend Grant Waters to hide out at his place--even if Grant predicts nothing but trouble from his buddy's hard-headed, uncompromising, irrepressible, younger sister. There's one more problem...

Grant's "place" is The Ranch, a BDSM resort in Texas, and he's used to being in charge --even if that means trying to keep Charli in line. But much to Grant's surprise, she's intrigued--even envious--of his trainees. They're the epitome of what she's never been: sexy, beguiling, and totally irresistible to a man. Still, Grant doesn't believe for a minute that the sharp-tongued Charli has it in her to be anyone's submissive. But Charli's already on her knees vying for the chance to prove that even the Master can be wrong sometimes.

My Thoughts

When I start a book, I always go in with very high expectations, as I am sure you do, too. I expect the author to create characters that I cannot only believe in, but hopefully relate to, one way or another. I expect them to create a setting that I can close my eyes and imagine myself in. I expect stories that wrap me up and take me inside them. I also expect to develop a bond with the characters, for however long the story is. Having said that, the question now is, did Mrs. Loren successfully meet my expectations with Fall Into You the third in her Loving On the Edge series? ABSOLUTELY!

Charli was a lot like looking into a mirror for me. I wont go into all of the “what does she mean?” here, but in all of my reading of books, no heroine seemed to smack me between the eyes like Charli. She is a seemingly tough as nails woman who has to come face to face with some inner doubts, and there is no one who is better suited to accept the challenge that is Charli than Grant Waters.

Grant is the –in my opinion- greatest type of hero. He is former military. Former CIA. Successful businessman. Unflinchingly dominant with his sexual desires. And, underneath his rough and ready cowboy exterior, a softie when it comes to love. Grant is more than willing and able to take Charli on.

The story revolves around Grants vineyard slash secret BDSM club that is outside of Dallas, Texas city limits. Yes, we have vineyards out here. Yes, as Charli’s character is investigating, we love our football here in Texas. No, I have yet to find anything like Grant –um, his club, here in the Dallas area (but I am still searching). Ms. Loren creates such a beautiful image of these grounds on her pages that you can almost feel the Texas breeze in the air.

This story is, ultimately, a revelation about both characters. It is steamy, sexually charged, exciting, and real. What a great story to introduce 2013 with!

Although this is the third in a series, it can be read alone, but why would you want to? Do I adore this series? YES! Would I recommend it to you? YES! What are you waiting for? You know you want to… Don't just live on the edge, love on the edge!

Fall Into You is available in both paperback and ebook formats.

Other books in the Loving on the Edge Series