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Jess' favorite authors on Smashwords

Laura Greenwood
Latest book: Stoney Gazes For Helpful Gorgons.
Pre-release—available June 20, 2024.
Sophie Barnes
Latest book: The Gentlemen Authors Series.
Pre-release—available May 28, 2024.
Delilah Devlin
Latest book: Hard Knox.
Published December 11, 2023.
Lacey Carter Andersen
Latest book: Her Alien Romance.
Published February 7, 2023.
Victoria Kent
Latest book: Alpha Enchanted.
Published January 16, 2023.
Mandy Rosko
Latest book: Get Kraken.
Published April 4, 2023.
Honey Dixon
Latest book: 2022 Incest Bundle 12-Pack .
Published January 31, 2023.
N. J. Walters
Latest book: Wolf in the Night.
Published June 13, 2022.
...and 24 more

Smashwords book reviews by Jess

  • Scent and Shadow: an Aether Vitalis Novel on Nov. 10, 2011

    4 out of 5 stars! Dark, exotic, and intriguing are just some of the words I would use to describe this unique take on a paranormal novel. Before I read this book I took what this book was called an 'urban paranormal' as to mean 'paranormal romance,' why I don't really know, but I will say if you make that mistake too you still won't be disappointed! I say that because even though this book does NOT romanticize what a vampire is, it DOES talk about the connections Gabriel (the main vampire in the book) has with those he cares for and digs into what it means to be a vampire (based in the world the author has created). I loved the characters and finding out their back-stories. However, the author bounced around a lot from different characters POVs during the first quarter of the book that it was somewhat hard to find (pinpoint) where the plot was heading. Thankfully though by the middle of the book the plot evens out a bit and you get swept away in the many new twist and turns never quite sure which way the story will lead you. Then the ending just wraps everything up very nicely!! I was very happy about Paul & Cecelia, and I'm curious as to how the new situation between Amanda & Gabriel will work out. I recommend this for those who like reading the darker type of paranormal books. FYI -- sexual content (hot and steamy) is in this book. Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review and a few teasers on my blog)
  • Claimed on Jan. 23, 2012

    3 out of 5 stars. This story puts an interesting twist on what it means to be a werewolf and to be the mate of one. I thought these different aspects of being a werewolf were very clever and makes me wonder what Flint and the other Lokoti Werewolves look like!! Nevertheless, because of the poor reviews on I didn't expect this to be as cute and erotic as I found it! Yes, I agree, with some of the other reviewers on who said that this story doesn't have the best of writing. But in some ways, I just thought it all works! I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a light, fun, paranormal romance! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review and a teaser on my blog)
  • Donovan’s Angel on Jan. 25, 2012

    3 out of 5 stars, this story is lively, incredibly sweet, fun, and very heartwarming!! The characters and events that go on within this book are very creative and scandalously delicious!! I never thought a Reverend could heat me up as much as Paul does throughout the pages, while Martie is just a hoot with her "brazen" ideas and colorful attire! I thought they made a wonderful couple! In addition, I thought this story had a wonderful plot that really gave me a perspective I never would have thought to look at before. The only flaw in this story, for me, was that even after Martie and Paul get married they still hold back from each other the passion that is between them because of other people’s views and what they believe is the "right thing to do." I know it would have made for a shorter book but I wish they didn't have to go through all of that. However, I do like how Martie and Paul went about to make their marriage work, as well as, how everything wrapped up in a very surprising panache Martie-like fashion! =0) I recommend this to anyone who enjoys soft romance novels that have a lot of comedy thrown in!! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review and a few teasers on my blog)
  • Valor (A Greystone Novel) on May 24, 2012

    5 out of 5 stars!! This series is one I bet you have never read about (or any type like it) before and will keep you just as captivated as I was!!! I LOVE THIS NOVEL!! The plot was awesome, intense, dynamic, funny, and very fast-paced! Also -- I could NOT get enough of the characters!!! About the Characters: • MacKenzie: Human, 16 yrs old. Maybe a witch...? Protective of those she loves. Pretty much lives on her own. Helps out Valor and his family with everything they need. Has a crush on Valor. • Valor: Gargoyle, about 18 yrs old. Meets MacKenzie first and tells her about who and what he and his family are. Instantly and intensely drawn to MacKenzie. Likes to hunt. • Havoc: Gargoyle. Valor's brother. Charming and funny. Loves to cook. • Reason: Gargoyle. Valor's cousin. Victor's brother. Annoys MacKenzie a lot, and never sure if he likes her or not. He's a good guy though. The second oldest of Valor's pack. • Defiance: Gargoyle. Valor's cousin. Likes MacKenzie's friend Whitney. • Dare: Gargoyle. Valor's older brother. Had a bad experience with a harpy a long time ago that changed him and his hair. Likes MacKenzie's friend Mim. • Victor: Gargoyle. Valor's cousin. Reason's brother. The oldest of Valor's pack and therefore he's their leader. Very charming. Known as the "golden one" amongst his pack. I can't wait to see where this series will go next!! To find out if everything is okay with Reason, since he was, suppose to have returned already. Also, to see what happened to Valor's other cousins Chaos, Force, and Trust. If they are all written, like this novel and will keep me up to date with all of the characters ..... then I'll be very happy to read this series!!! I HIGHLY recommend reading this novel and series to anyone who wants to read a paranormal romance that has a very unique plotline!! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review and two teasers on my blog)
  • Face the Music on July 11, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 stars, this is a thought provoking take on the reality singing show world that kept my attention wrapped while having me rooting for Allie and Chris the whole way!! I am surprised to say that since Allie mostly annoyed me throughout this novel, because of how she doesn't commit until the last minute. However, I understood that all problems with committing to Chris (or anyone for that matter) because of how badly burned she was and afraid of heartache she is again. As I pushed on, I could feel myself growing to love her close-knit group of friends and family! It turns into a very sweet moving romance story that I could not put down. And I'm sooo happy about whom Jake ends up with since I was hoping that from the beginning!! All in all, I recommend this novel to anyone who likes contemporary romances, especially ones where the main male character in a hot singer!! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review and three teasers on my blog--on July 13, 2012 and after)
  • Cracked on July 28, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 stars, this is a very cute novella about finding the right person for you and be willing to do what it takes to keep them. I liked Al and Dailey; they played off each other well. Al's family and Dailey's friends/players really entertained throughout this novella. However, even though this was a novella I think the end of it just wrapped up to quickly for my liking. I just wish for a little bit more. Yet I did like the "epilogue." =0) I recommend this to anyone looking for a fast-paced contemporary romance novella. Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review and a teaser on my blog)
  • More Than a Fling on Sep. 02, 2012

    It was cute, I just wish there was more.
  • Runaway Heart on Sep. 25, 2012

    4.5 out of 5 stars, follow a wonderful story about how handsome rogue falls in love with "his brat." I loved the plot and all of the major characters (Chelsea, Brett, Sam, & Lady Daisy)!! Chelsea and Brett are so cute together! Plus, I thoroughly enjoyed all of the antics Chelsea led everyone (mostly herself) into!! Her antics were especially funny when she was helping some defenseless creature in one way or another. =0) I recommend this novel to those who love historical romances!! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review and two teasers on my blog)
  • The Arrival on Feb. 18, 2013

    4 out of 5 stars! This world-win trilogy beginning keeps you on your toes while emerging you into a culture that is so like our own in many ways yet has a magical and mystical feel to it that delights your senses! I loved how this novel builds you up for what is to come throughout this series. However, it did take me some time to get used to how the author liked to switch her POVs, since it flowed well for everyone but when she was talking from Catherine's (Cat) POV and only because she usually used more "I" sentences with her then anything. For example, (the first two sentences are from Laura's--Loi--POV while the last five sentences are from Cat's POV): Loi could see Kassie was ready to explode. Opening her mouth to tell her to calm down Loi froze when she noticed her clothes, "Guys, where are our costumes?" After an initial panicked thought of `WHAT! I'M NAKED?' I realised I did have clothes on. But they weren't mine. There were sounds of astonishment as we stared at our `new' outfits. It was kind of similar to my costume. ~ within Chapter 3 Nevertheless, all of the characters are great to read about, especially with their diverse personalities! However, if I had to choose I would say my favorite is Kassandra (Kassie) & Rumal! They just seem so cute together! Plus, I LOVED Audrey (Audi) Cat's dog! *hehee* She livened up the novel with her playfulness and antics! I recommend this novel to anyone who likes sci-fi-ish fantasy romances! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review, an author interview, two teasers, and an excerpt on my blog)
  • Exclusive Interview (Rock Arrangement, #1) (Rock Star Erotic Romance) on July 10, 2013

    4 out of 5 stars!! I really liked the buildup in this novel ... from the sexual tension that seems to increase every time Kent and Rebecca are in the same space together to how Rebecca goes about looking for a job or how weird she is about cleaning. All in all, a great short story leads into an intriguing series that will be interesting to see where it'll go .... especially when you take into consideration with how this novella ends! I hope that Kent and Rebecca find a way to get into some kind of relationship together because they seem to play off each other really well. And WOW ... loved the mile-high-club scene!! =0) I recommend this novel and series to anyone looking for hot quick reads that will make you laugh and keep you on your toes! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (Read more of this review and a teaser on my blog.)
  • Winter Love (Seasons of Love Series) on July 16, 2013

    3 out of 5 stars. A light-hearted romance. Sweet, funny, and dramatic.
  • The Runaway Roommate on July 22, 2013

    3.5 out of 5 stars! This exciting, hilarious, and sweet novel keeps you on your toes while you follow Casey throughout the antics she gets into! David and Casey were similar in so many ways that it was easy to want to root for them to finally get together. I really liked David and how he handled everything Casey through at him, even though I am curious as to what really happened between him and his own "ex." Plus, I loved his mother and Casey's friends; they were all funny in there own unique ways. It'll be interesting to see what happens to this group next. I recommend this novel to anyone who likes Kdramas and/or whoever is a fan of romantic comedies! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review and two teasers on my blog)
  • The Gigolo's Bride (The Necklace Chronicles) on July 24, 2013

    3 out of 5 stars, to caring hearts meet under harsh circumstances and decide if being with each other is something that they're willing to go the long haul for or not. I liked Eden & Ashleigh together they suited each other well. At least once Ashleigh got over her own personal issues about being kidnapped and never being able to go back to Earth again. In truth for most of this novel, I really didn't like Ashleigh, and only because I knew how sweet Eden was and I didn't like how she treats him for most of this novel. Nevertheless, once everything is on the table I do like how Ashleigh steps up to the plate so-to-speak when it comes to her true feelings for Eden and wanting to help him out no matter the costs. In addition---and I mean this in regards to Eden & Ashleigh's friends at the end of the novel---I just wish this it didn't lead you up to another sort of plot only to fall short in the end. It was somewhat disappointing, unless Ms. Butler was going to write a novel about them... Anyways. Overall, I liked this novel and recommend it to anyone who enjoys sci-fi abduction romances! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review and a teaser on my blog)
  • Don't Waste a Drop, Daddy (taboo virgin impregnation erotica) on Aug. 04, 2013

    Not completely what I expected, but it was HOT!
  • Needing Daddy Inside on Aug. 28, 2013

    One steamy read that got the blood pumping.
  • The Halfling's Lust on Aug. 29, 2013

    3.5 out of 5 stars. This is one passionate erotica that keeps you intrigued with its suspenseful plot and humorous exploits. Plus, Bozeh and Sera were cute together, especially when it came to their mismatched ways. I recommend it only to those who are looking for a quick erotica to read. Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews (read more of this review and a teaser on my blog)
  • Rockstar Daddy #1 Decoy Series on Jan. 27, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 stars. The saying goes 'if you love them, set them free.' Well, Kendal does just that to Jax. The only problem is he didn't want to be set free, and when they see each other four years later it'll take everything Jax has to prove to her that she is everything he wants/needs! This clever novel had some twists I didn't see coming. Nevertheless, how much I enjoyed this novel equaled how much this novel annoyed me because of it's editing and some of the characters' antics. In addition, at times it seemed that this novel just didn't flow right, by rushing through some scenes in the beginning and middle then being overly slow at the end, making it very hard to enjoy in that sense. In regards to Kendal & Jax, I like the idea of them as a couple because it's obvious they both care about each other a lot. Yet, they didn't execute their relationship well in this novel. I found Kendal to be a coward in how she handles her reunion with Jax, especially in the way that she allowed the situation to control her instead of stepping up and dealing with everything. In the end, her behavior makes the novel drag out in a way that, even though you feel sympathetic to Kendal's plait, it's hard to enjoy because you keep hoping she would finally fess up to Jax about their son. Overall, because I liked the characters, I would recommend this series to anyone who like rock star contemporary romances! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Review -- read more of this review and two teasers on my blog: --
  • Its Daddy I Desire (Father Daughter Incest) on Aug. 29, 2014

    It was a good start but I wish there was a bit more to it.
  • Mistletoe Magic on Oct. 17, 2014

    3.5 out of 5 stars, exes meet again after years apart at a veterinary clinic while trying to save a kitten, with all that "mistletoe" around they might just ignite their old passions for one another in time to celebrate Christmas! This was a sweet story about college sweethearts finding one another in unexpected circumstances. I liked Caitlin and Noah together as they both seemed nice but my only wish is that I felt more sparks between them then I did. Nevertheless, this novella creates a lot of potential for the two of them within a short time period that you read about them. I'm curious to see how they grow within this series. I recommend this novella to those who like quick sweet holiday reads! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews -- read more of this review and a teaser on my blog: --
  • Touching Paradise on Nov. 18, 2014

    5 out of 5 stars!!! While on vacation on a remote island for a friend's wedding Monroe meets a mysterious bachelor who changes her world and life in unexpected ways! Intensely hot with intriguing twists, I could not put this novella down! I ended up reading it in 3-4 hours! Koenraad & Monroe are an unusual pair that will be interesting to see where their relationship will take them. In addition, I'm curious to find out more about Koenraad's son, since much is alluded about him throughout this novella. I love the shifter dynamic and Koenraad definitely sold it for me. I hope Monroe will stay as accepting as she was in this novella about his abilities throughout the series. I say that because even though I expect drama to come into their lives I really don't think I'd enjoy reading about anything or anyone permanently coming between them for a while. I highly recommend this novella and series to those who like paranormal erotic romances!! Review By: From Me to You ... Book Reviews -- read more of this review and a teaser on my blog: --
  • Craving the Babysitter on March 23, 2016

    In truth, 50% of the way through I was going to say it was a okay read but not what I expected. However, now all I can say is ... WHAT A MIND FUCK! LOL!! If your looking for a erotic revenge novel this is the book for you!
  • The Boy Babysitter and Mrs. Patterson on May 02, 2016

    For a good runt read ... this is the one for you. Very steamy.