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Serenity Falls

By Tiffany Aleman & Ashley Poch

Genre: New Adult

Release date: Oct 4

Hosted by:  Stephanie’s Book Reports


Kenleigh Briggs suffered debilitating depression at the age of twelve after losing both parents in a tragic house fire. Her aunt assumed guardianship and forced Kenleigh to learn how to horseback ride. She soon developed a bond with the horses that helped her work out her depression.

Seven years later, young Kenleigh is now a sophomore at the University of Texas, San Antonio. During summer break, she arrives at Serenity Falls, a horse ranch devoted to helping children with disabilities learn to ride. She loves watching the kids build the same healing bonds with the horses that she did. She really finds satisfaction in paying it forward.

Wesley Adams, the son of the ranch’s owners, is a professional bull rider who lives in Dallas. With his blond hair, Caribbean blue eyes, and tattooed muscular body, he is epitome of every woman’s dream. Wesley is good guy, but he has a bit of a rowdy side.

Kenleigh has learned to take life head on. She no longer holds back, and seizes every opportunity that she has to make herself happy. Content with the way her life is going, Kenleigh never expected Wesley. He takes Kenleigh on the ride of her life, until tragedy strikes again. As Kenleigh and Wesley discover a love like they have never known, will they also discover the best parts of life they are missing?


Instead of waiting for him to close the distance between us, I take the lead. I place a hand on his chest walking him backwards through the spray of the shower, his back collides with the wall. Our clothes cling to us like a second skin. I can feel my hair sticking to the sides of my face. My eyes search his face. I watch as the water turns to light brown from mixing with the mud as it cascades down his face, caressing his perfectly shaped cheekbones, nose, lips, and jaw line. I grip his shirt tightly in my hands as I lean into him. His strong hands come up, cupping my face. My eyes flutter close at the contact. “I’m so sorry Kenleigh. You have no idea,” he mumbles peppering kisses all over my face. “Look at me please,” he whispers against my lips.

“I’m not a man who gets scared very often, but I was going crazy out there thinking that you and I were done. Especially when we just got started.” He leans down, resting his forehead against mine. He closes his eyes for a moment taking a deep breath. When he opens them he adds, “I don’t know what it is that we’re doing, but I like it. I feel free, liberated, happy when I’m with you. You make me want to be a better man. I can’t explain my feelings, but I know they’re growing stronger and stronger for you each day, and I do not want that feeling to go away.”

I’m stunned speechless by his confession. The more and more time we spend together I can feel myself falling for him more and more, but I didn’t know he was feeling it too. Tilting my head up, I whisper against his lips, “I feel it too.”

A tentative smile pulls at my lips as he flashes me the brightest smile I think I’ve ever seen. “Yeah? Really? I mean you don’t ha—”

“Just shut up and kiss me,” I say with a chuckle cutting him off.

His hands go to my ass lifting me off the bottom of the shower as he spins around pinning me against the wall. With a mischievous smile his lips descend on mine as he says, “Yes ma’am.”

Within seconds, his tongue invades my mouth seeking and exploring every inch. Our hands search each other’s bodies as we tear at each other’s clothes. In no time we’re naked and I’m gasping as he slips inside me. It takes no time for me to adjust to his size. My fingers thread through his hair, gently tugging it. I groan loudly as he increases his thrusts. My body sings with pleasure when he begins sucking and nipping my neck, collarbone, and that sweet spot behind my ear. I’m blinded by lust. Our sweat mixes in with the water as it glides down our bodies. “Wes…I’m so close…” I pant out.

“Fuck baby…just a little bit longer…” he murmurs in my ear.

He begins a ravenous pace, pounding into me as I meet him thrust for thrust. Just as I explode calling out his name, he pulls out, coming all over my stomach. I can’t help but look down. I’m completely entranced by the sight of his hot, white, thick cum pumping onto me. Still heaving deep breaths, I hear him say, “I’m sorry. I didn’t know what else to do. I got caught up in the moment and I didn’t know if you were on any type of bir—”

“Stop,” I say cutting him off yet again.


I look up from my stomach to him and back down in amazement before I reply, “That was the hottest thing I have ever seen.” A cocky grin tugs at the corners of his lips. I roll my eyes at him. “Shut up.” A chuckle escapes the both of us at the same time as he leans in and kisses me.

“What have I done to you?” He asks.

“I don’t know, but whatever it is, don’t stop,” I reply dropping my legs from around his waist. I look up meeting his eyes. “And just so you know, I’m on birth control. I have been for a long time.”

He arches an eyebrow silently asking me to explain further. “My periods.”

“All right. You don’t have to explain any further,” he says holding his hands up and shaking his head. “Let me help you get rinsed off,” he says huskily as he pulls me flush against him into the spray of the water. Before I can say anything a knock sounds on the door.

“When you two are done, I’d like a word with the both of you please.” Oh my gosh, Mrs. Sandy. My head drops to his chest as I screw my eyes shut tightly. Heat consumes my face from the embarrassment that I know is going to come when I have to face her.

Serenity Falls ~Kenleigh & Wes






Giveaway! It runs til the 16th! Check it out!

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Giveaway Winners! :) Thanks for joining our giveaway!

Thanks to everyone who participated! 🙂 Winners are as follows! Remember don’t unfollow because you didn’t win! They’ll be another giveaway soon! 🙂

Winner of the ‪#‎BookTrailer‬ by Puddingtane – Peter John. Please reach out to Puddingtane via their Facebook or website to get your trailer set up.

Winner of $5 Amazon Gift Card by Puddingtane also: Tiffany Clark! message Puddingtane on their Facebook to set up receiving your gift card! 

Winners of eBook of Ties That Bond by Merilyn Dignum are: Brooke Lohmeir and Steph Destiny. Please message the page and let them know you won this giveaway and she’ll get you your copies! 

Winners of eBook ‪#‎Branded‬ by Authors: Abi and Missy are:
Tracey Rigg, Rebecca Anne Edwards, Wendi Rhodes, Christinie Dougherty, Carolyn Johnson, Nicki Bland, Angela Ingham, Amber McCallister, Joy Whiteside, Lee Todd

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MY first giveaway! Check this out & share! Let’s giveaway some prizes!

So I am pleased to have over 100 likes on Facebook, and over 50 WordPress followers, and all my email followers as well, so when this opportunity presented itself to me, I was not going to turn it down.

I want to celebrate all the people that are taking the time to read my blog, look at my Facebook page, give me books to review! You guys are the greatest! You’ve made my love of reading grow even more, and the indie book community is a huge group of awesome people.

So, the prizes for this giveaway include 10 copies of Branded (A Sinners Series) eBook (You can find more info on it here), copies of Ties That Bind eBook (You can find some more information on that here) , a $5 amazon gift card from Puddingtane, and lastly, a major prize, 1 “Coming Attractions” book trailer, created just for you and your book, by Puddingtane, a book trailer and promotional company. (which you can check out, here, and here) This is a major score for an author, because video is big and they will create you a book trailer which they usually charge around $200 for.

So enter, share, and some you can even enter daily! Keep up with it because I want you guys to get these awesome prizes, because honestly who doesn’t love free things! 🙂 I promise you both of these books are quite a good read, and any indie author who doesn’t have a book trailer circling the YouTube right now definitely will benefit from this professional service! 🙂

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Review & Spotlight: Branded (A Sinners Series) and Giveaway News!

So today, I’m going to spotlight, and then post my review for this amazing adult indie book I was lucky enough to get a reader copy of.

As many of you know, the new trend in novels that’s growing in the same way vampire novels have (and still are) is dystopian novels. Novels set in a world years from now, where the world has collapsed in some way and society has rebuilt with new principals. I have read countless numbers of these type of books, from Life As We Knew It, which is not a far future but a future where the moon has shifted and life changes drastically, to The Hunger Games, where life is crappy and people get thrown into a battle royale to survive, and I have to say, I love this genre. I’ve read the Delirium series, and the Divergent series. I pick up these books constantly.

But off of me, Branded, speaking with my heavy dystopian background, is interesting. Looking at the cover:



First, it’s beautifully done, one of my favorite indie covers to date. I wan’t sure how I felt about this. When I see “Sinner’s Series” I automatically think.. crazy religious cult, and sometimes those books drive me batty, but I’m glad to say the amount of religion in this book is set to just the 7 Deadly sins.

Here’s a blurb about it:

“Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.”

If that blurb doesn’t make you interested hopefully my review will.

Thing I loved:

I loved the idea that in this new society, when someone is a criminal it goes back to the base of all crimes, the 7 deadly sins, which I think is a genius idea. GENIUS! So many times in future novels things get so far fetched! This goes to base instinct, base learning. I think out of everything, it would be the first instinct. So in this society, if you are suspected of committing one of the 7 Deadly Sins (Pride, Wrath, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth, Lust,Greed) Each has it’s own color brand, and once they are branded they are thrown into The Hole, the new prison. There’s no judge or jury in this world, if you are accused, you are guilty! End of story! I loved the set up, I loved the character development. This is a really well thought out book, and you can tell they didn’t want to just follow the herd. These ladies are making their own path, and I am loving it.

Things I Only Liked:

I am terrified of Spiders, so if you are terrified of them, beware! I won’t give anymore out, but there is stuff of nightmares in this book for us spider fearers! 🙂

Things I Disliked:

The only thing I can say I slightly disliked was the romance set up, for me, I expected it to happen once they mentioned it was banned, but that’s the only slight flaw I had with the book! That’s saying something!

Grade: A- (Everything else is this book kept me guessing, and I was always right on the edge! Great writing!)

(I was given a reader copy of this book in exchange for a honest and fair review, all opinions are my own and not influenced by the authors)

About the Authors:


Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.


Abigail Ketner

Is a registered nurse with a passion for novels, the beaches of St. John, and her Philadelphia Phillies. A talented singer, Abi loves to go running and spend lots of time with her family. She currently resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband, triplet daughters and two very spoiled dogs.

 Missy Kalicicki
Melissa Kalicicki

Received her bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in 2003. She married, had two boys and currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Aside from reading and writing, her interests include running and mixed martial arts. She also remains an avid Cleveland sports fan.

Keep posted as this weekend, we’re having a big giveaway feauturing 10 copies of Branded up for Grabs!! 🙂 Check back Friday for more!! 🙂